This week every single movie at the local movie theater is in 3D. Last summer not a single one was. This leads me to believe that Avatar should be higher up on the list.
Definitely, though reluctantly, agree. Not that this is a good thing.
Hmm, looks like I have a lot of films to catch up on, for the 'aughts. Though fortunately, some I have no interest in (like Passion of the Christ)
I saw Passion of the Christ solely to be informed. It's appalling. I felt dirty after seeing it.
They cite Moulin Rouge (2001) as relaunching the movie musical, which it arguably did (solid if not overwhelming gross, first best picture nomination in decades). The justification for Mamma Mia is as the highest grossing British film of all time.
I've seen 16.
I should get my skates on.
We saw a lot of movies earlier in the decade. Not nearly as many recently.
Atanarjuat: the Fast Runner
is the first film written and directed in Inuktitut, and the company has released two other films I'm aware of: The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (which I've also seen) and Before Tomorrow (which I haven't borrowed from the local library yet). If you tend to like to watch foreign films with subtitles and appreciate the view from a different culture than you're used to, I think you'll enjoy it.
Thanks; I will look for it.
I never do memes, but you caught me with this one. I've blogged it, but scheduled it for Monday (26th) because I've only just blogged and I do try to live regularly. Which if you knew me would sound full of irony. ;)
I will probably miss it, because we will be in Disney World, but I'm glad I caught your attention.
I've seen 31. The article was dated November of last year, which explains why Avatar is not higher. I think that was the month it came out.
Yes, Avatar would be higher with the effect on 3D in the movies - rather a bad effect, IMHO.
Lagaan & Before Sunset are two excellent, excellent movies!
Before Sunset is the sequel to Before Sunrise, a Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy movie where two characters meet in Paris and spend the night wandering and talking to each other.. It's a beautiful, conversation-driven love story. A coming of age in your twenties. Before Sunset happens ten years later, after some more compromises. I love them dearly.
Lagaan is a Bollywood style musical (in an Indian dialect & English) about colonialist India, where the villagers don't want to pay the tax. There's also a love triangle with a local village girl, the revolutionary leader, and the British daughter of the officer in charge of collecting the tax. Delightful, enjoyable: a musical with substance!
This post reminded me that I've been meaning to see Waltz with Bashir. What's Grizzly Man about? Would you recommend it?
Grizzly Man is a documentary about a guy who got himself killed by a bear in Alaska after several years of spending summers with grizzlies on his own and against the advice of the Park Service. It's kind of fascinating.
2010-07-22 06:02 pm (UTC)
Seen 32, heard of 34, blanked on the other 34. Planning to see Up this weekend, which will shift me to 33/33/34. Can't get much more even than that.
That's definitely a very even score!
Wow. I've seen a mere 13 of these, and three of them I was very sorry to have watched. The last decade must not have made a big impression on me.
Which three did you dislike?
It's a stupid list. However, of the ones you've not seen, the only one I think you MUST seek out is The Pianist. Roman Polanski might be a pedophile and a rapist, but this film is pure genius. More than any other movie, this brought home to me the holocaust, and some of its images will stay with me forever.
I have heard such mixed reviews about it. I should definitely see it.
There are some GREAT films in there. #46
Hell YEAH! ;)
I think you and Ferrett might like "East is East" if you haven't seen it. Set right near where I live.
. I've heard of more of them, but you've seen more of them. Of course, you watch them on video occasionally, so you've got that advantage. I also delve into influential a bit more.
I haven't even heard of some of those. I would recommend The Lives of Others.
That's one that just got past us. Want to see it.
I really enjoyed Bend it like Beckman more than I was expecting to. I've only seen about 64.. wow, someone who watches more movies than I do! :)
Just haven't managed to see that one. One day. And yeah, we see a lot of movies.