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2004 Film List

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jason Whyte, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Joe Kamsan

    Joe Kamsan Stunt Coordinator

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    Updated: Oceans' Twelve, Saw, Garden State

    After a second viewing of Spider-Man 2 on DVD, I downgraded it from a score of A- to B+. I'm not sure if this one will hold up after repeated viewings, and I'm a Spidey fan from way back.
     
  2. Jason Whyte

    Jason Whyte Screenwriter

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    "Bus 174" was released in the US in October, 2003.

    Jason
     
  3. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    Fixed. [​IMG]

    ~Edwin
     
  4. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    [​IMG] Paul Greengrass' Bourne Supremacy - This was almost ruined by a hyperactive director who is so in love with his camera and uses it as a special effect. Preferred the first one in almost every way.


    Next up: Kinsey

    ~Edwin
     
  5. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    [​IMG] Bill Condon's Kinsey


    Next Up: The Aviator

    ~Edwin
     
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  7. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    [​IMG] Martin Scorsese's The Aviator


    Next Up: The Phantom Of The Opera

    ~Edwin
     
  8. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    [​IMG] Alex Proyas' I, Robot - Has some good ideas when Will Smith doesn't keep getting in the way. Still, one of the better science fiction films this year.

    ~Edwin
     
  9. Matt Stone

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    Taking Lives - Predictable, boring, schlock. The only good aspects are stolen from better films. **/*****

    The Machinist - Not the most original story, but great execution. Very unsettling atmosphere, and a fantastic performance from Bale. ****/*****
     
  10. Brian.L

    Brian.L Supporting Actor

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    Eligible 2004 Film Count: 98 (seen between 1/1/04 and 12/31/05)

    2004 Film List

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    Sideways

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Control Room
    The Incredibles

    Shaun of the Dead

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    The Aviator
    Before Sunset
    Collateral
    Friday Night Lights
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    In Good Company
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
    Touching the Void
    Spider-Man 2

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles)
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Girl Next Door
    Hotel Rwanda
    I ♥ Huckabees
    Infernal Affairs (Wu Jian Dao)
    Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    Kinsey
    Maria Full of Grace (Maria, Llena eres de Gracia)
    Million Dollar Baby
    The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta)
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Primer
    The Return (Vozvrashcheniye)
    The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro)
    Super Size Me
    Team America: World Police
    We Don't Live Here Anymore

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    The Butterfly Effect
    Closer
    Club Dread
    Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    Dogville
    The Dreamers
    Enduring Love
    Garden State
    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
    Hellboy
    House of Flying Daggers (Shi Mian Mai Fu)
    The Hunting of the President
    Intermission
    Layer Cake
    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
    The Machinist
    The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
    Mean Creek
    Mean Girls
    The Merchant of Venice
    Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster
    Ocean's 12
    Shrek 2
    Vera Drake
    The Yes Men

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    A Love Song for Bobby Long
    Code 46
    The Corporation
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
    Eurotrip
    Finding Neverland
    Hidalgo
    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    King Arthur
    The Ladykillers
    The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
    Open Water
    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
    The Passion of the Christ
    Saved!
    Secret Window
    Spartan

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    50 First Dates
    After the Sunset
    Alien Vs. Predator
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    The Day After Tomorrow
    The Final Cut
    I, Robot
    Mindhunters
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    The Stepford Wives
    Troy
    Van Helsing

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    Alexander
    Coffee and Cigarettes
    Man on Fire
    National Treasure
    Saw
    Taking Lives
    Undertow
    The Village

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    Godsend
    Raising Helen

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    Wicker Park
     
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    Whew! It's official: after seeing Fat Albert and Million Dollar Baby tonight, I've now seen every wide release of 2004.

    One will absolutely make my Top 10. The other jumps immediately onto my Bottom 10. [​IMG]
     
  13. Seth Paxton

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    So Fat Albert was that good? I'd heard Oscar-caliber, but I had no idea.

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    ps - is it just me or do other people feel the need to sing the title "Million Dollar Baby" to the tune of "Billion Dollar Babies" by Alice Cooper.
     
  14. Edwin Pereyra

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    Added: Wolfgang Becker's Goodbye Lenin!

    ~Edwin
     
  15. RyanAn

    RyanAn Screenwriter

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    Decided to wait until the last minute. [​IMG] As of 2004, I saw aproximately 75 films in the theatre. This list does not count films I saw more than once, or ones that watched on DVD even if they came out in 2004. Rest assured, 2005 will have that complete tally! Current order is aproximate order of viewing, hopefully soon, it will be in select categories for ratings, etc.


    BIG FISH
    ALONG CAME POLLY (aka BEN STILLER ROMANTIC COMEDY) (Universal)
    THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (New Line)
    MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)
    WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON! (DreamWorks)
    THE BIG BOUNCE (Warner Bros.)
    LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)
    BARBERSHOP 2 (MGM)
    MIRACLE (Buena Vista)
    50 FIRST DATES (aka 50 FIRST KISSES) (Sony Pictures)
    EUROTRIP (DreamWorks)
    WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT (20th Fox)
    BROKEN LIZARD'S CLUB DREAD (20th Fox)
    HIDALGO (Buena Vista)
    STARSKY & HUTCH (Warner Bros.)
    SECRET WINDOW (Sony Pictures)
    SPARTAN (Warner Bros.)
    ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Focus Features)
    JERSEY GIRL (Miramax)
    THE LADYKILLERS (remake) (Buena Vista)
    SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED (Warner Bros.)
    HELLBOY (Sony Pictures)
    WALKING TALL (remake) (MGM)
    ELLA ENCHANTED (Miramax)
    THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (20th Fox)
    KILL BILL VOL. 2 (Miramax)
    THE PUNISHER (Lions Gate)
    MAN ON FIRE (20th Fox)
    ENVY (DreamWorks)
    MEAN GIRLS (Paramount)
    NEW YORK MINUTE (Warner Bros.)
    SUPER SIZE ME (IDP)
    VAN HELSING (Universal)
    TROY (Warner Bros.)
    SHREK 2 (DreamWorks)
    GARFIELD (20th Fox)
    NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (20th Fox)
    DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (aka UNTITLED DODGEBALL MOVIE) (20th Fox)
    THE TERMINAL (DreamWorks)
    FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (Lions Gate/IFC Films)
    SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sony Pictures)
    KING ARTHUR (Buena Vista)
    ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (DreamWorks)
    I, ROBOT (20th Fox)
    THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (Universal)
    HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (New Line)
    THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (remake) (Paramount)
    THE VILLAGE (aka THE WOODS) (Buena Vista)
    COLLATERAL (DreamWorks)
    THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT (Buena Vista)
    ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (20th Fox
    ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID (Sony Pictures)
    PAPARAZZI (20th Fox)
    WITHOUT A PADDLE (Paramount)
    GARDEN STATE (Fox Searchlight)
    HERO (Miramax)
    LADDER 49 (Buena Vista)
    SHARK TALE (aka SHARKSLAYER) (DreamWorks)
    TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE (Paramount)
    SHAUN OF THE DEAD (Focus Features)
    TAXI (remake) (20th Fox)
    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Universal)
    RAY (Universal)
    THE INCREDIBLES (Buena Vista)
    AFTER THE SUNSET (New Line)
    SEED OF CHUCKY (Focus Features)
    NATIONAL TREASURE (Buena Vista)
    CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS (aka JOHN GRISHAM'S SKIPPING CHRISTMAS) (Sony Pictures)
    SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THE MOVIE (Paramount)
    THE POLAR EXPRESS (Warner Bros.)
    BLADE: TRINITY (New Line)
    FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (remake) (20th Fox)
    THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (Buena Vista)
    MEET THE FOCKERS (Universal)
     
  16. ChrisBEA

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    Final editions for this list:
    The Aviator and Bad Education

    I use this list for theatrical viewings in the calendar year. For future viewings see the '05 thread.
     
  17. Edwin Pereyra

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    [​IMG] Rawson Marshall Thurber's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - Dodge this one if you can.

    ~Edwin
     
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    Criteria: USA/Canada first screening

    Sorted Alphabetically:
    9/10 3-Iron (Bin-jip)
    6/10 50 First Dates
    6/10 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    5/10 Bad Education ( Mala educación, La )
    6/10 Before Sunset
    6/10 Breaking News (Dai si gein)
    7/10 Bush's Brain
    4/10 Calvaire
    7/10 Clean
    7/10 Closer
    7/10 Collateral
    7/10 Control Room
    7/10 Creep
    5/10 Day After Tomorrow, The
    6/10 Dead Birds
    6/10 Días de Santiago
    6/10 Dirty Shame, A
    7/10 Eros
    9/10 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    6/10 Fahrenheit 9/11
    7/10 Garden State
    6/10 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
    6/10 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry
    5/10 Gunner Palace
    6/10 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
    5/10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    5/10 Haven
    6/10 Hellboy
    8/10 House of Flying Daggers ( Shi mian mai fu )
    7/10 I Heart Huckabees
    7/10 Incredibles, The
    6/10 Jersey Girl
    7/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    7/10 Ladykillers, The
    9/10 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
    5/10 Low Life (Haryu insaeng)
    6/10 Machinist, The
    7/10 Magic Kitchen
    7/10 Manchurian Candidate, The
    7/10 Maria Full of Grace
    6/10 Mean Girls
    8/10 Men Suddenly in Black
    6/10 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
    7/10 Million Dollar Baby
    7/10 Millions
    6/10 Miracle
    6/10 Napoleon Dynamite
    8/10 Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)
    3/10 Notre musique
    8/10 Oldboy
    6/10 Overture, The (Hom rong)
    6/10 P.S.
    7/10 Palindromes
    6/10 Phil the Alien
    6/10 Primer
    8/10 Private
    8/10 Rahtree: Flower of the Night (Buppah Rahtree )
    4/10 Salvador Allende
    7/10 Saw
    5/10 ScaredSacred
    7/10 Sideways
    7/10 Silver City
    6/10 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    6/10 Spartan
    7/10 Spider-Man 2
    6/10 Starsky & Hutch
    7/10 Steamboy
    6/10 Super Size Me
    7/10 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
    8/10 Team America: World Police
    7/10 Terminal, The
    6/10 Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
    6/10 Throw Down ( Yau doh lung fu bong )
    5/10 Trauma
    4/10 Tropical Malady ( Sud pralad )
    7/10 Twilight Samurai, The (Tasogare seibei)
    7/10 Undertow
    5/10 Village, The
    4/10 Whole Ten Yards, The
    6/10 Woodsman, The
    7/10 Year of the Yao, The
    7/10 Zebraman

    Notable films released this year that I've seen but don't meet the first screening criteria:
    7/10 Baadasssss! (How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass)
    8/10 Coffee and Cigarettes
    7/10 Corporation, The
    8/10 Dogville
    3/10 Good Bye,Dragon Inn (Bu san)
    6/10 Gozu (Gokudo Kyofu Daigekijo: Gozu)
    8/10 Hero
    8/10 Last Life in the Universe
    7/10 My Architect: A Son's Journey
    7/10 Nothing
    7/10 Oasis
    6/10 Osama
    6/10 Return, The (Vozvrashcheniye)
    7/10 Robot Stories
    7/10 Shaolin Soccer (Siu lam juk kau)
    8/10 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring
    7/10 Touching the Void
    10/10 Yes Men, The
    7/10 Zatoichi
    7/10 Zhou Yu's Train(Zhou Yu de huo che)

    Previous Year's Film Lists:
    2000 List
    2001 List
    2002 List
    2003 List
    2004 List

    Previous Years Top 10 Lists:
    2000 Top 10(same as the 2000 list)
    2001 Top 10
    2002 Top 10
    2003 Top 10 (must not have made a separate post)
    2004 Top 10
     
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    The Aviator
    9.5 of 10

    A very powerful epic about one of the greatest Americans you could ever imagine, a truly inconic character. The scope of the film is fantastic and Leonardo shows his stuff with this highly complex character. Blanchett's Hepburn is also dynamite.

    The look of the film is strangely not stamped with a Scorsese feel to the degree of most of his films, perhaps because of the star character or the period aspects. However, the direction is still outstanding. One of his better efforts.

    The only flaw is some scenes simply running too long which really hurts at times because the film also covers so many different areas that it strains the audience a bit.


    The Life Aquatic with Team Zissou
    9 of 10

    Classic Wes Anderson except for one thing, the film is extremely dark for him. Both humor and drama are at times so dark that I thought maybe there was a trick being played. The film also has some issues with a slightly awkward finish and some inconsistant pacing.

    But for the most part the film is chock-full of the best sort of dry humor that Anderson and Murray can provide. Willem Dafoe also gets a fun turn with his quirky German and supporters like Huston and Blanchett show some nice mixes of drama and comedy. But its Murray that steals the show with his rather unlikeable yet funny Zissou.

    It's quirky and dry enough that non-Anderson fans might not like it or might not even get it, but if you enjoyed Bottle Rocket then this is probably for you (keep that dark edge thing in mind however). The small audience I saw it with was laughing out loud many times during the film.

    Also a good film if you like your David Bowie songs.
     

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