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Greatest film of 2003 Tournament (a.k.a. The Lord of the Rings vs. the world)


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#1 of 538 Jim_K

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Posted March 27 2004 - 03:13 AM

Greatest film of 2003 Tournament

You know the drill. Only 2003 U.S. theatrical releases are eligable. 4 Noms & unlimited seconds for everyone.

22 spots open. I've filled the field with some obvious choices & some cannon fodder.

MASTER LIST

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28 Days Later
American Splendor
Bad Santa
Big Fish
Brother Bear
Bruce Almighty
Cabin Fever
Capturing the Friedmans
Cold Mountain
Cooler, The
Dirty Pretty Things
Elephant
Elf
Finding Nemo
Freaky Friday
Freddy Vs. Jason
Gothika
Holes
House of Sand and Fog
Hulk
Identity
In America
Intolerable Cruelty
Irreversible
Italian Job, The
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Last Samurai, The
Lilja 4-Ever
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The
Lost in Translation
Love Actually
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Matchstick Men
Matrix Reloaded, The
Matrix Revolutions, The
May
Mighty Wind, A
Monster
Mystic River
Open Range
Out of Time
Phone Booth
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Runaway Jury
Rundown, The
School of Rock, The
Seabiscuit
Secondhand Lions
Shape Of Things, The
Shattered Glass
Something's Gotta Give
Spellbound
Station Agent, The
Swimming Pool
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
Thirteen
Triplets of Belleville, The
Under the Tuscan Sun
Underworld
Veronica Guerin
Whale Rider
X2

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#2 of 538 Angelo.M

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Posted March 27 2004 - 06:55 AM

whale rider
spellbound
the station agent
capturing the friedmans


#3 of 538 Jim_K

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Posted March 27 2004 - 08:05 AM

You know I've run about 5 or 6 tournaments with the LOTR films in them and this was the same gripe that came up each & every time. Yet in each tournament these films never won & I certainly expect the same result here.

For every LOTR fan here there's two more who either get their rocks off just voting against it or view it as some crime against cinema if these films come out on top.

Yeesh! What's the big friggin' deal?! These tournaments are all just mindless entertainment anyway.
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#4 of 538 Jason Seaver

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Posted March 27 2004 - 09:15 AM

I'll second Spellbound and The Station Agent and nominate:

City Of God
In America
Finding Nemo
Northfork
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#5 of 538 Brian Lawrence

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Posted March 27 2004 - 10:05 AM

Nominate

-Irreversible
-Blue Car
-Pieces of April

I'll second Finding Nemo & Whale Rider

#6 of 538 Jim_K

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Posted March 27 2004 - 10:23 AM

Finding Nemo is already in so you can have back that nom & second.

I'm disqualifying City of God as it was included in both of the 2002 tourneys that I ran. I believe it even won the first.
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#7 of 538 Brook K

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Posted March 27 2004 - 10:39 AM

I'll 2nd Northfork

Nominate
The Shape Of Things
Lilja 4-Ever
The Cooler
The Triplets of Belleville
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#8 of 538 ErikG

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Posted March 27 2004 - 10:51 AM

Nominate:

American Wedding
Old School
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Final Destination 2
2 Fast 2 Furious
Gothika

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#9 of 538 LukeB

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Posted March 27 2004 - 10:55 AM

Nominate

Brother Bear
Elf
Phone Booth

#10 of 538 Scott Weinberg

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Posted March 27 2004 - 11:56 AM

Second:

In America
Capturing the Friedmans
Irreversible
Lilja 4-ever
The Shape of Things


Nominate:

May !!! (You bastards!) Posted Image
Cabin Fever
Bubba Ho-tep
To Be and To Have


#11 of 538 george kaplan

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Posted March 27 2004 - 12:01 PM

I'll second Elf.
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#12 of 538 Nick Sievers

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Posted March 27 2004 - 12:50 PM

11 posts and nobody mentioned Gigli? Posted Image

Nominate:

The Fog of War
Shattered Glass
Dirty Pretty Things
Down with Love


Second:

May
Cabin Fever
The Triplets of Belleville

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#13 of 538 Angelo.M

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Posted March 27 2004 - 02:21 PM

Editorial comments withdrawn, Jim. My apologies.

#14 of 538 John C. Wilson

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Posted March 27 2004 - 04:09 PM

Second Brother Bear.

Nominate Freaky Friday.

#15 of 538 SteveGon

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Posted March 27 2004 - 05:00 PM

I'll second:

Dirty Pretty Things
Freaky Friday
Shattered Glass


Unfortunately I haven't seen a lot of the nominated films as I usually wait until they hit DVD. :b

#16 of 538 george kaplan

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Posted March 27 2004 - 05:54 PM

I'll nominate

Cheaper by the Dozen (not a great movie, but at least one I've seen Posted Image)

Shanghai Knights
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"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

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#17 of 538 Bill McA

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Posted March 27 2004 - 06:26 PM

Slim pickings due to the "US theatrical releases" criteria, but I'll nominate:

Love Actually
Jeepers Creepers II
A Mighty Wind
Stuck On You


I'll second:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
all the other good ones have already been nominated!
       

#18 of 538 Nick Sievers

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Posted March 27 2004 - 06:57 PM

Second:

Love Actually
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#19 of 538 Brian Lawrence

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Posted March 27 2004 - 07:11 PM

nominate

Barbarian Invasions

#20 of 538 Jim_K

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Posted March 28 2004 - 01:19 AM

2 spots open

Nominations

American Wedding
Barbarian Invasions
Blue Car
Bubba Ho-tep
Cheaper by the Dozen
Cooler, The
Down with Love
Final Destination 2
The Fog of War
Jeepers Creepers II
Mighty Wind, A
Northfork
Old School
Pieces of April
Shanghai Knights
Stuck On You
To Be and To Have
2 Fast 2 Furious
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