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« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2010, 02:50:48 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 03, 2010, 02:36:23 PM

What year did Battlefield Earth come out, again?  Any year but that one.

it came out in 2000, along with:

Almost Famous
Gladiator
X-Men
Gone in 60 Seconds
Memento
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Snatch
Shanghai Noon
The Whole Nine Yards
High Fidelity
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Boiler Room
Coyote Ugly
American Psycho
Bring It On
Charlies Angels
Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
The Patriot
Pitch Black

of course that year also had Dungeons & Dragons....
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« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2010, 03:58:27 PM »

1969. Everytime I see a 4 star movie on tv and look at the date it's 1969. Especially for westerns.
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« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2010, 03:58:54 PM »

No year in particular stands out to me, but I'm in agreement that both 82 and 97 were very good years. 82 was a dream come true for Sci-Fi fans - the year that the much of the technique pioneered by Lucas and a few others came to full fruition. Out of all the Sci-Fi movies I own Tron and Blade Runner still stand out as 2 of the best. ST Wrath of Khan, The Thing and ET were also very good - Poltergeist was decent too. The Year of Living Dangerously is still my favorite Weaver film; even nudging out Aliens. Heck I even liked Gibson in that film and Linda Hunt was amazing.

LA Confidential and Good Will Hunting were IMO outstanding, but the 97 films that I still watch and enjoy were The Fifth Element, Grosse Pointe Blank, Men in Black and The Devils Advocate. Definitely a very good year for film and I'm sure many would make a case for As Good as it Gets being grouped amongst the top releases that year.
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« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2010, 03:59:47 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on August 03, 2010, 03:58:54 PM

No year in particular stands out to me,

same here.  can't really pick one.
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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2010, 08:45:16 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2010, 02:50:48 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 03, 2010, 02:36:23 PM

What year did Battlefield Earth come out, again?  Any year but that one.

it came out in 2000, along with:

Almost Famous
Gladiator
X-Men

Gone in 60 Seconds
Memento
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Snatch

Shanghai Noon
The Whole Nine Yards
High Fidelity
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Boiler Room
Coyote Ugly
American Psycho
Bring It On
Charlies Angels
Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
The Patriot
Pitch Black

of course that year also had Dungeons & Dragons....

yeah, hard to throw out the baby with the bathwater on this one.  all of the bolded movies override the stench of battlefield earth imo.
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« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2010, 10:53:10 PM »

Caine, I'm looking at the non-bolded selections and there is A LOT of stench coming off that group, not just BE. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2010, 04:13:35 AM »

well, you got a point there.  half of those movies are below my threshold for watching though, even on a free channel.

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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2010, 07:08:17 AM »

A year came up for me this weekend as I was enjoying Edward Fox's excellent performance in The Day of the Jackal. That got me to thinking about him in A Bridge Too Far and 1977. That year was particularly good for war films. Anyhow...here's the good 1977 films I can remember:

- Star Wars IV (Nuff said)
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Another good Sci-Fi film with a cameo by legendary French director François Truffaut)
- A Bridge too Far
- The Duellist (One of my favorite Ridley Scott films)
- Cross of Iron (Probably crazy Sam Peckinpah's best)
- Soldier of Orange (Awesome WWII flick about the Dutch resistance and collaborators)
- Annie Hall
- The Goodbye Girl (Richard Dreyfus' best performance evah)
- Slap Shot (Very funny film about the most awesome sport ever invented)
- Julia
- Saturday Night Fever (Yeah it was disco, but still a decent flick.)
- Rolling Thunder
- Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Not nearly as good as the novel, but still decent. I remember theater adds gave a warning that you wouldn't be seated 5 minutes after the start of the movie. Unfortunately I was too young to go - had to wait for VHS)

[Edit] Oops I forgot the film Sorcerer. Not at all what it sounds like, but a very good film involving South American oil drillers - good perfomance by Roy Scheider to boot.
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« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2010, 05:52:00 PM »

Man, this thread makes me nostalgic for the times when they used to make more than a half dozen good movies in a year.
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