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I was listening to a C.B.C. show the other day and the call-in question was "What is the best movie you've seen in the past year"? This is indeed a rather cliche question, however it really beggs to be pondered from time to time.

I had forgotten about the show as well as the question until after just now finishing viewing two fantastic films. First was "Sling Blade". Its the one written, produced, and starring Billy Bob Thornton. I had seen it a couple of times before, and have to say its one of the greats. It has a beautiful soundtrack provided by Daniel Lanois, as well as a fantastic performance by Dwight Yokam (believe it or not). The other one that I highly recommend is the Muhhamad Ali documentary "When we were Kings". It is exremly intense, also with killer soundtrack, James Brown, B.B. King, Spinners and other 70's funk/blues demons.

So, seen any good ones lately?

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see Amelie!!! this is such a good good movie. It's in french.. it's sooo soo good tho. I also watched this movie called Godess of 1967.. it's really odd.. but really good!! watch it all high.. hahaa....

Monsters Inc was super good too... And then of course lord of the rings and Harry Potter..

I have seen some really awesome movies over the last year.. woohoo !

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Ah, now's my chance to shine.

ANYTHING by the Coen Brothers is pure gold. Their two newest ones are "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "The Man Who Wasn't There". Both were good, (Though I liked "Man Who Wasn't There" a lot better.) If you wanna try onbe of their older ones, I'd reccomend: "Blood Simple" if you're into suspense, and "The Big Lebowski" if you're into Comedy.

All right, also, a really cool flick called "Momento" is out there, at large. It's pretty sweet. Brilliant concept.

If you're into campy, crazy old stuff, check out the original Batman movie. Not the Michael Keaton / Jack Nicholson one, I'm talking the Adam West / Burt Ward one... Incredible. That's all I can tell you. Incredible.

There's a movie called "Ravenous" out there. It's pretty bizarre, but I liked it. It's got Robert Carlyle and Guy Pearce, and it's very unknown, but pretty good.

I also really like "Magnolia", but a lot of people don't, so... Well... Careful. It's long, but lovely.

I could (And will) talk movies all day, if anyone cares to... grin.gif" border="0

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What a timely thread. I (being a newly appointed computer owner/geek) have been downloading a bunch of movies this weekend. My first, must-haves were four Cohen brothers movies, Usual Suspects, Fight Club, Untouchables and A Clockwork Orange.

Then I went for stuff I have yet to view. Vanilla Sky, I am Sam and Blow. I also grabbed the third season of the Sopranos and about 15 episodes of the Family Guy, but I guess they don't qualify as a movies. Good still.

I'm not really sure when I'll have time to watch all of this, but the point is that I have it. I love my computer!!!

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after working at a video store (Queen Video), I'd have to recommend one movie.

Make no mistake about it, HEAVYWEIGHTS is one of The funniest and unexpected, films to come out of the 90's. It stars Ben Stiller and a bunch of fat kids.

'nuff said.

As for recent films, I thought Storrytelling by Tod Solonds (guy who directed Happiness) was an absolutely treat to watch (despite that one scene where the prof asks his student to scream out ... shocked.gif" border="0

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i'm a movie nerd.

clerks = the funniest movie ever. id have to agree with sarahbelle in saying that amelie was good. extremely clever.

rushmore is soooo good. and the labyrinth. how could anyone go wrong with that? you've got a perfect mix of muppets and david bowie.

woody allen's celebrity is good if you like your humor dry.

do i even have to mention the big lebowski?

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gotta agree with everyone here about them coen bros! they rock...best directors going...

memento was killer, and so was following or followed (same director), almost better than memento at least (a little rough around the edges but...)

i liked vanilla sky...as well as magnolia (which is a killer downer) let's not forget requium for a dream though people! that movie was sick.

i heard pornstar was really good if you're into that shit--documentaries i mean wink.gif" border="0

hmmm....so many movies so little brain left...

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I saw Lord of the Rings yesterday. As in the books, with the exception of the hobbits and the Shire, everything is larger than life. It's as it should be, and all is right with the world.

My companion, who hadn't read the books, was puzzled by the ending. "That's *it*??" Guess I know what to get him for his birthday.

Good Movie Not Of This Year:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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