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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I imagine the best of the 2000's winner will be something like Gladiator.
    Geez I hope not. I just rewatched it. It's not that great. Master and Commander is much better.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I imagine the best of the 2000's winner will be something like Gladiator.
    I actually wouldn't mind that that much, to be honest with you...


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    It was the first movie I could think of as being the most boring pick possible for a best of the decade pick.

    Like, if Fargo or Pulp Fiction were chosen for the 90s.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    It was the first movie I could think of as being the most boring pick possible for a best of the decade pick.

    Like, if Fargo or Pulp Fiction were chosen for the 90s.
    Except Fargo and Pulp Fiction are much better films than Gladiator imo. It's not even the best historical epic starring Russell Crowe of the 2000s.
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    My Cousin Vinny - 7
    The Limey - 8
    kid 90 - 7
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    The Dark Knight is the Pulp Fiction of the aughts.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I imagine the best of the 2000's winner will be something like Gladiator.
    Top 4 Predictions: No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Inglorious Basterds, Mulholland Dr.

    Possible spoilers depending on the match ups: The Dark Knight, Spirited Away, Memento, The Fellowship of the Ring
    Last edited by transmogrifier; 04-28-2021 at 12:39 AM.
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    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo

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    No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Inglorious Basterds - all so overrated. I love Master and Commander though. OK, the Tarantino film I like too. I would most likely not vote for the first two against any other film, the Tarantino film could win some but it shouldn't go higher than 16.
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    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo
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    The Tragedy of Macbeth (Coen, 2021) TBD
    Mass (Kranz, 2021) 4.5
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    Sigh. Might as well go full bro now:

    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo
    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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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Top 4 Predictions: No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Inglorious Basterds, Mulholland Dr.

    Possible spoilers depending on the match ups: The Dark Knight, Spirited Away, Memento, The Fellowship of the Ring
    There are one or two you are overlooking imo, but yeah... Not bad predictions.

    EDIT: And I doubt Gladiator will even make it into the final 64 contestants.
    Last edited by Idioteque Stalker; 04-28-2021 at 02:20 AM.

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    Dances with Wolves is the Gladiator of the 90s, and Memento is the Pulp Fiction of the 00s.

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    There are one or two you are overlooking imo, but yeah... Not bad predictions.

    EDIT: And I doubt Gladiator will even make it into the final 64 contestants.
    Eternal Sunshine, Before Sunset, Children of Men, The Royal Tenenbaums? Has to be movies with broad popular support (i.e., not polarizing) that have been widely seen by everyone on the boards, which cuts out a lot of the foreign language options
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

    Run
    (2020) 64
    The Whistlers
    (2019
    ) 55
    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
    (1976) 61
    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    Soul
    (2020) 64

    Heroic Duo
    (2003) 55
    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Inglorious Basterds - all so overrated.
    Very true. They will thus cruise into the final 4, unless they end up matching up with each other on the way.
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    Run
    (2020) 64
    The Whistlers
    (2019
    ) 55
    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
    (1976) 61
    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    Soul
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    Heroic Duo
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    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    2000s predictions:
    Children of Men
    No Country for Old Men
    Human Centipede
    Minority Report

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
    Nobody - ***


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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Human Centipede
    Had to look up release date on LB to see if it was eligible, found it currently sitting at exactly 69k views. Nice.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Eternal Sunshine, Before Sunset, Children of Men, The Royal Tenenbaums?
    Pretty sure at this point you are four movies away from the Madness 3.0 Sweet Sixteen. Post four more movies: If you correctly predict all sixteen then I will let you swap one of them out for another movie of your choice that has already been voted out.

    It's incredibly unlikely, but what the hell.

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    Hah, the next four? No idea....

    The Incredibles (or Up/Wall-E/Ratatouille... basically a Pixar film, but I can see kind of a split-vote thing happening), In the Mood For Love (could be underseen though), City of God/Oldboy (a requisite "edgy" foreign option), Lost in Translation...
    Last 10 Movies Seen
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    Run
    (2020) 64
    The Whistlers
    (2019
    ) 55
    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
    (1976) 61
    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    Soul
    (2020) 64

    Heroic Duo
    (2003) 55
    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    transmogrifier's official Sweet Sixteen predictions:

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    Very good predictions overall, but you still get 40/1 odds.

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    Don't worry, even if I got it exactly correct, I still wouldn't swap anything out because you can't mess with a democracy
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    Run
    (2020) 64
    The Whistlers
    (2019
    ) 55
    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
    (1976) 61
    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    Soul
    (2020) 64

    Heroic Duo
    (2003) 55
    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    Quote Quoting Mr. McGibblets (view post)
    The Dark Knight is the Pulp Fiction of the aughts.
    Na. I've said this before but it's the Terminator 2 of the 2000s. Replete with every middle school boy of their respective eras having the poster on their wall. I don't even know what the Pulp Fiction of the 2000s is. Maybe something like The Royal Tenenbaums (respected young auteur bumps up to a slightly higher budget, more ambition, and gets a hell of an ensemble cast in the process).
    Last edited by Pop Trash; 04-28-2021 at 03:40 AM.
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    That Thing You Do! - 8
    Cocktail - 2
    Child's Play 2 - 7
    Vanilla Sky - 7
    Minority Report - 8
    My Cousin Vinny - 7
    The Limey - 8
    kid 90 - 7
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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    Sigh. Might as well go full bro now:

    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo
    BRO. DUDE. BIG KAHUNA BURGER. smashes a beer bottle on Peng's head
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    That Thing You Do! - 8
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    Vanilla Sky - 7
    Minority Report - 8
    My Cousin Vinny - 7
    The Limey - 8
    kid 90 - 7
    Another Round - 7




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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Don't worry, even if I got it exactly correct, I still wouldn't swap anything out because you can't mess with a democracy
    You don't want to be the king, and that is why you must become the king.


    Quote Quoting Pop Trash (view post)
    I've said this before but it's the Terminator 2 of the 2000s.
    T2 > Dark Knight, if for no other reason than T2 has a sense of humor.
    Last edited by Idioteque Stalker; 04-28-2021 at 03:49 AM.

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    I don't think there's a "Pulp Fiction" of the 90's in that it created many imitations, captured the zeitgeist of a generation, and kickstarted (or restarted) several careers.

    Closest I can think would be Donnie Darko.

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
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    Oh man I have to see that Centipede movie now? Dark Knight is so meh.
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