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« Reply #270 on: September 22, 2011, 10:14:16 AM »
* Nothing I outright loathe, but IMO The Matrix is rather undeserving.  Actually, the run of 74-72 (Aliens/BTTF/Matrix) is pretty meh.

How do you feel about sci-fi as a genre, in general?

(I think all three of those films were on my list somewhere).

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« Reply #271 on: September 22, 2011, 10:14:47 AM »
More Malick? Madness! You guys are okay.  ;)

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« Reply #272 on: September 22, 2011, 10:20:09 AM »
Matrix is my least favorite so far too, and Brazil is close.

That said, I love Back to the Future and like Aliens

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« Reply #273 on: September 22, 2011, 10:30:11 AM »
This was my year for Malick, so I put a couple on my top 100-- the two that have been included so far.   I'm happy to see as much Malick as will fit on the list.

My son has taken an interest in the top 100 this year and was really happy to see The Matrix and BttF on the list.  Frankly, these are classic action films-- along with Aliens and (the up and coming) Die Hard.  I think it makes our list less pretentious and more accessible.  And frankly, they are best examples of their genres (whatever genre BttF is...)
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« Reply #274 on: September 22, 2011, 10:56:34 AM »
What I like seeing on the list:
The Wizard Of Oz
This Is Spinal Tap
Touch Of Evil
Raging Bull
Le Samourai
Reservoir Dogs
Back To The Future
Schindler's List
The Seventh Seal
Inglourious Basterds
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Memento
Adaptation.


What I dislike seeing on the list:
The Tree Of Life
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans
Aliens
The Matrix
The New World
Star Wars
Psycho
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« Reply #275 on: September 22, 2011, 11:04:46 AM »
Malick hater.  >:(
Silent film hater.  >:(
Aliens hater.  >:(
Star Wars hater.  >:(

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« Reply #276 on: September 22, 2011, 11:11:18 AM »
Very pleased to see Oldboy appear. I was surprised it wasn't on before. Can only wish Lady Vengeance gets a place. I think it's the better film. I doubt it tho.
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« Reply #277 on: September 22, 2011, 11:12:01 AM »
Frankly, these are classic action films-- along with Aliens and (the up and coming) Die Hard.  I think it makes our list less pretentious and more accessible.  And frankly, they are best examples of their genres (whatever genre BttF is...)

No amount of action and genre can balance the pretentiousness of Malick. The rest of the countdown can be 70s slasher films and this would still be a pretentious list.
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« Reply #278 on: September 22, 2011, 11:15:14 AM »
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« Reply #279 on: September 22, 2011, 11:20:48 AM »
I loved Tree of Life.

I probably have to go watch New World again and force myself to love that one too. Which is what all us Malick fans do...just watch movies we hate and tell ourselves they are good  ;)