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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    We're in (Jen and I).

    Should I make a thread?
    Yeah, I'm in - sounds interesting. What's the first film? Having a bunch of us watch the same film week after week and commenting on it sounds cool to me.

    Edit: so Paris, Texas is #1 - that link is the ordered list?
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    I plan on choosing one film per week that fulfills the category. If I pick the same film as someone else then cool, but if I don't then there may still be interesting comparisons to make.

    For instance, Kurosawa is week two. Someone may choose Seven Samurai, but I just watched Seven Samurai and am eager to watch something else. We will still have something to talk about.

    Anyway, my week one choice was Repo Man. Some of my friends chose Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, and This Is Spinal Tap. Discussion abounds.

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    I'm in and I will to try to pick films I haven't seen before. I'm going with Love Streams week 1.

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    We're in (Jen and I).

    Should I make a thread?
    Do it!

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    I will! Either on my lunch break or after work.

    We should also discuss how we want to qualify films.

    Does it have to be a Criterion? Is it more important that it is a Criterion, or something we haven't seen before? Can it be "Criterion-adjacent" (ie, a movie by a director who had several films in the CriCo, but our pick isn't one of them).
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    I'm pretty sure the whole point of it must be Criterion for every category.

    But fuck it. I'll join. I just read you can do several a week/month to catch up.

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    I am going to do only Criterion. Many of the categories you won't have a choice anyway (like the weeks based on spine number), but I told one of my friends (who doesn't watch many silent movies) that if he gets excited about a silent only to find it's not on Criterion for whatever reason, just go ahead and cheat a little. And that could apply to many weeks. As long as the juices are flowing.

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    Whoever is the first to complete all 52 weeks gets the link to my OnlyFans.
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    Mad Max (1979) -- 6/10
    I avoided this for a long time because way-back-when people would say it wasn't all that good. Well, it's probably the weakest Mad Max movie, but it's still decent, if flawed. I think it starts to drag in the second half, right around the point where Max takes his trip with the family. That feels like it was padded out. But, you can still see Frank Miller's talent throughout. A lesser director at the helm would have probably botched it.

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    The first is actually my favorite, though I haven't seen Beyond Thunderdome yet.

    Mad Max - 8.5
    The Road Warrior - 5.5
    Fury Road - 8
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    See I think the first Mad Max is the best one of the bunch. That's just me, though.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Mad Max (1979) -- 6/10
    I avoided this for a long time because way-back-when people would say it wasn't all that good. Well, it's probably the weakest Mad Max movie, but it's still decent, if flawed. I think it starts to drag in the second half, right around the point where Max takes his trip with the family. That feels like it was padded out. But, you can still see Frank Miller's talent throughout. A lesser director at the helm would have probably botched it.
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    Fury Road is a masterpiece sooooo....

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Fury Road is a masterpiece sooooo....
    You know, you may be totally right.

    It's one that lowers for me as time passes between viewings. "Yeah it's a super good movie. Very cool."

    Then I watch it again and go back to "Holy moly this is one of the best action movies ever made."
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    Fury Road
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    Fury Road
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    1. Road Warrior - ✦✦✦✦
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    1. Fury Road - 10/10
    2. Road Warrior - 8/10
    3. Beyond Thunderdome - 6.5/10
    4. Mad Max - 6/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Fury Road / Road Warrior
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    Now that everyone has placed Thunderdome at or near the bottom, all we need is a brave soul to place it at #1 and explain why nobody here truly understands Mad Max. I wish that person were me, but alas it is not.

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Now that everyone has placed Thunderdome at or near the bottom, all we need is a brave soul to place it at #1 and explain why nobody here truly understands Mad Max. I wish that person were me, but alas it is not.
    I still like it, but maybe I just didn't want it to all to end in the way it was suggested.
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    1. Fury Road
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    4. Beyond Thunderdome

    All are from good to god-tier, though.
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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Now that everyone has placed Thunderdome at or near the bottom, all we need is a brave soul to place it at #1 and explain why nobody here truly understands Mad Max. I wish that person were me, but alas it is not.
    It's not watchable.

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Now that everyone has placed Thunderdome at or near the bottom, all we need is a brave soul to place it at #1 and explain why nobody here truly understands Mad Max. I wish that person were me, but alas it is not.
    I think it is a lot of fun but its just not as good as the others. Pretty sure Ebert gave it 4/4 stars. The others get a 9.5 from me Thunderdome gets an 8.5.

    Anyways here's my blog post about the first three written before Fury Road came out which I've already shared on this site: https://madman731.wordpress.com/2013...ad-max-series/
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    I think I'd go Thunderdome 7.5, Mad Max 9, and other two north of that.
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