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« Reply #390 on: April 21, 2012, 12:01:53 PM »
Great movie that was hurt a bit by two substandard sequels.  This one just missed my list.


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« Reply #391 on: April 21, 2012, 12:34:24 PM »
Didn't make my list, but still a great influential movie.  The sequels certainly hurt, but I think so did imitators who took something that made the movie visually unique and made it the cliche du jour, which speaks to it's influence but also the lack of imagination of a lot of filmmakers.  Thinking back on it, I kind of wish I did put it in near the bottom.  After all, it's one of those movies that is not hard to rag on, but when going in fresh, it brought a different kind of spectacle to film.


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« Reply #392 on: April 21, 2012, 12:36:47 PM »
The only reason it missed my list was because there were some smaller films, that I liked as much, that I wanted to make sure got a mention when everyone posted their individual lists.  I agree that it is, in it's own way, a landmark film.

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #393 on: April 21, 2012, 01:21:36 PM »
I tend to not let the thoughts or actions of others affect my likes and dislikes.  I love the Toy Story movies.  Others opinions that support or contradict that feeling will not make me change the way I feel about them.

Yup, it sucks, but it happens.  With Toy Story I already didn't care about them at all, so it wasn't a huge shift, but I can't shake the associations.

I didn't mean for that to sound as condescending as it reads now that I am reading that back.  I guess I can understand how if you don't particularly care for something, seeing someone gush over it would make one dislike it even more.  In my opinion though, only a total sourpuss would hate the Toy Story movies. :)

Like how tweens quoting Napoleon Dynamite ruined it. Seemingly for good. Maybe in 30 years I'll be able to watch it again.

As for Toy Story, it was myself watching it hundreds of times and being overzealous about it that eventually left me kind of numb to it. TS2 is okay—not great. The Incredibles is the best Pixar movie by far.

I think I'm one of the few who dislikes Monsters Inc. Almost as much as Cars and A Bug's Life.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #394 on: April 21, 2012, 01:25:16 PM »
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Even Zodiac?
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #395 on: April 21, 2012, 02:06:53 PM »
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Even Zodiac?

Interesting but ultimately I don't consider Zodiac a serial killer movie even though it is about a serial killer.  I think of it in terms closer to something like All the President's Men or Michael Clayton.  Zodiac wasn't interested in the blood and guts, I thought. 
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #396 on: April 21, 2012, 03:10:32 PM »
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#7 - Ed Wood


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Plot Summary - "Ed Wood, a small" life known as the worst director, all the time to plan, and monsters from outer space (1959), Glen or Glenda (1953) Bride (1955) 9.

Release Date - September 30th 1994

Domestic Gross - $5,887,457

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Trivia fact! In the early scene in which Ed Wood and his friends look at the review of his play (this is the scene in which he enthusiastically says, "Look, he's got some nice things to say here. 'The soldiers' costumes are very realistic.' That's positive!"), they are looking at a newspaper review in the "Los Angeles Register," at a column entitled "The Theatrical Life by Victor Crowley." The opening paragraphs read: "World War II, a time for brave men with 'guts,' forms the backdrop for 'The Casual Company,' which opened last night in Hollywood. Let me tell you this is definitely a play about 'guts.' It certainly took 'guts' to stage this disappointment. Penned by one Edward D. Wood, Jr., who also has the 'guts' to take credit for directing this foxhole piece, 'The Casual Company' takes place on a barn stage with only rudimentary lighting. ..." Wood really did produce this play, which was based on some of his experiences in the Marines, and which really was a flop.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #397 on: April 21, 2012, 03:23:22 PM »
I'm actually a bit surprised by this one. I like the movie, it being a good one, but I didn't think it was one that was really loved.
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Even Zodiac?

Interesting but ultimately I don't consider Zodiac a serial killer movie even though it is about a serial killer.  I think of it in terms closer to something like All the President's Men or Michael Clayton.  Zodiac wasn't interested in the blood and guts, I thought. 

Yeah, Zodiac's a whole different kettle of fish (and also Fincher's best, but that's another matter). I will say that it is definitely a serial killer movie, since, well, that's its whole basis, but it just shows that that particular sub-genre isn't that narrow a field.


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« Reply #398 on: April 21, 2012, 03:24:05 PM »
#7 - Ed Wood
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#11 on my list.  i am glad this ranked as high as it did.  I was afraid we weren't going to see it at all.



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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #399 on: April 21, 2012, 03:25:48 PM »
I am so glad ED WOOD ranked so high. Although very sad to see it only grossed 5.8 million.



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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #400 on: April 21, 2012, 03:26:48 PM »
It's somewhat distressing when you look back and see some very low grosses for Tim Burton's more original work, and the mega-blockbusters his more derivative, lazy works become.


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« Reply #401 on: April 21, 2012, 03:26:57 PM »
I am so glad ED WOOD ranked so high. Although very sad to see it only grossed 5.8 million.

I am happy to say that I contributed to that 5.8 million.


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« Reply #402 on: April 21, 2012, 03:49:01 PM »
Hang on for the comedy that goes to infinity and beyond!

#7 - Toy Story.


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Plot Summary - Andy Davis is an ordinary boy. He believes so. His sister, mother and he lived in a pretty little house. The only problem, Andy does not know his toys. After that, he and they play, they come to life. Costas, Bo peep, Rex, slim, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Lenny, slender, magic, Mr., and several other people are his toys. And then start competing with Woody and toys buzzing.

Release Date - November 22nd 1995

Domestic Gross - $191,796,233

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #403 on: April 21, 2012, 03:52:37 PM »
There was only room for one Toy Story on my list and it wasn't this one.  I liked this one, but just enjoy the 2nd one that much more.


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« Reply #404 on: April 21, 2012, 04:13:09 PM »
Ed Wood is definitely Tim Burton's best film and is a loving tribute to the director.  It's not so much about laughing at him (though his product perhaps) but about a man who felt the need to create and gave a lot of himself to do it.  And I love Johnny Depp's insanely upbeat yet sympathetic portrayal, which is possibly Depp's best work.

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There was only room for one Toy Story on my list and it wasn't this one.  I liked this one, but just enjoy the 2nd one that much more.

Yeah, I prefer Toy Story 2, but both made it onto my list.