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This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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Kalo

Top 10 films 1965, 75, 85, 95, 05, and 2015. All Countdowns Complete!

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Earth to Kalo...

He's too busy hyping for Star Wars

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He's too busy hyping for Star Wars

 

I'm sorry, that was actually partially true.. :ph34r:  on top of that my niece just got married I was at the wedding yesterday. and practically my whole family is visiting from out of state right now. I will try to get some stuff in soon though, I will be free monday again though. I really am gonna try and complete this by the first week of Nov. 

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#4 of 1985 Ran - 42 points 

 

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Ran is one of the cinema's greatest works, a film of true tragic vision. - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune.

 

Storyline: An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critic approval rating: 95% average of 8.8

 

IMDB rating: 8.3 (IMDB Top 250: #128)

 

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Coming in at #4 is Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa "Ran" The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji.

The story is based on legends of the daimyo Mōri Motonari, as well as on the Shakespearean.

 

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Ran was Kurosawa's last epic. With a budget of $12 million, it was the most expensive Japanese film ever produced up to that time. it received general acclaim among critics, and was nominated for four Oscars, one of which it won; Best Costume Design, Emi Wada

 

* Ran (乱?, Chinese and Japanese for "chaos", "rebellion", or "revolt", or to mean "disturbed" or "confused")

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8to5vOkkXI  

 

#1 placements: 1

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I know it won't count but I had so much fun trying to remember.

A lot of guilty pleasures (yes, you can figure out my taste for movies is a mess).

 

1965

1. Alphaville

2. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

 

1975

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
3. L'histoire d'Adèle H.
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
1985
1. Kiss of the Spider Woman
2. The Breakfast Club
3. Clue
4. Brazil
 
1995
1. Before Sunrise
2. Dead Man Walking
3. Toy Story
4. Se7en
5. Jumanji 
6. Clueless
7. Apollo 13
8. Mighty Aphrodite
 
2005
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Jarhead
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. Transamerica
5. The Constant Gardener
6. V for Vendetta
7. Brokeback Mountain
8. Sin City
9. Memoirs of a Geisha
10. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
 
2015 (Literally, all the 2015 movies i've seen so far and I hated the last one)
1. The Second Mother
2. The History of Eternity
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. The Final Girls
5. Diary of a Chambermaid
6. The Martian
7. Ex Machina
8. Trainwreck
9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
10. Far from the Madding Crowd
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I know it won't count but I had so much fun trying to remember.

A lot of guilty pleasures (yes, you can figure out my taste for movies is a mess).

 

1965

1. Alphaville

2. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

 

1975

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
3. L'histoire d'Adèle H.
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
1985
1. Kiss of the Spider Woman
2. The Breakfast Club
3. Clue
4. Brazil
 
1995
1. Before Sunrise
2. Dead Man Walking
3. Toy Story
4. Se7en
5. Jumanji 
6. Clueless
7. Apollo 13
8. Mighty Aphrodite
 
2005
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Jarhead
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. Transamerica
5. The Constant Gardener
6. V for Vendetta
7. Brokeback Mountain
8. Sin City
9. Memoirs of a Geisha
10. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
 
2015 (Literally, all the 2015 movies i've seen so far and I hated the last one)
1. The Second Mother
2. The History of Eternity
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. The Final Girls
5. Diary of a Chambermaid
6. The Martian
7. Ex Machina
8. Trainwreck
9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
10. Far from the Madding Crowd

 

 

Cool, some good choices in there, perhaps I will do this in 2016. 

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#3 of 1985 Witness - 43 points

 

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Witness warms up as the attraction builds between Ford, McGillis and Haas -- all performing excellently through this portion.-Variety 

 

Storyline:  A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical approval rating 92% average of 8.2

 

IMDB Grade: 7.5

 

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making it's way to the top 3 is the 1985 thriller "Witness" directed by Peter Weir, and starring harrison Ford. The film was a critical and financial success, making over $68m domestically and gearing eight academy award nominations. including a best picture nomination and Ford's one and only nomination Oscar Nomination for best actor. it would win two Oscars in the end (Best Screenplay, best film editing).

 

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#2 of 1985 Brazil - 54 points

 

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                                          [A] darkly funny and truly visionary retro-futurist fantasy.-Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal. 

 

Storyline:  A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical approval rating 98% average of 8.7

 

IMDB Grade: 8.0

 

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Coming in at #2 is the dark sci-fi comedy, Brazil directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. it stars Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins and Ian Holm. the film received critical praise, despite form criticisms of the film being somewhat hard to follow. it would be nominated for two Oscars; best Screenplay, Best Art Direction. 

 

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#1 of 1985 Back To The Future - 124 points

 

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It isn't often that extremely clever moviemakers use their brains in the service of pure fun. But that's just what the people who made Back to the Future have done. This brilliant contraption of a film could become the hit of the summer. -Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel. 

 

 

Storyline:  A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical approval rating 96% average of 8.7

 

IMDB Grade: 8.5 (ranks #46 on IMDB's top 250)

 

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And the Number#1 ranking of 1985, is the timeless classic Back to the Future, the number ranking film at the box office in 1985 with over $210m, it is probably one of the most enduring sci-fi classics of all time. but unlike star wars, it takes a more relatable approach, dealing with family ties and coming of age issues of an everyday man. while also being playful and comedic. In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute's special AFI's 10 Top 10 designated the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre. the film is oved by critics and movie fans alike, it was nominated for numerous awards including four Oscar Nominations, one of them a best original screenplay nomination winning for Best Visual effects. 

 

the date Oct 2st 2015, was consequently the date in Back to the Future II, was the exact date Marty Traveled to the future in, there was film film marathon which played all three movies in the series, it was the highest grossing movie of that date making $1.6m dollars. 


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Back to the Future received 10 #1 placements, more than any film in the entire countdown and was the only film in 1985 to receive more than one #1 placement, it also received more points than any film in the entire countdown. 

 

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And that Concludes the top 10 films of 1985 hope you enjoyed reading! :D

 

Top 10:

  1. Back to the Future  
  2. Brazil 
  3. Witness 
  4. Ran 
  5. The Breakfast Club
  6. The Goonies 
  7. Rocky IV 
  8. After Hours 
  9. Commando 
  10. Shoah 
     
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Well up next is the best film of 1995! I'm extra excited about these ones because I was actually born when they came out! but can you really believe that was 20 years ago? 

 now it is time for The Top 10 films of 1995!

 

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=/wNGLU_VsePg 

 

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Okay there were 46 individual films listed for the top 10 of 1995. the second highest amount in the entire countdown and just beating 1985. so here are a few honorable mentions 


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#10 of 1995 Braveheart - 26 Points 

 

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A lavish, entertaining spectacle full of manly men, dastardly villains, rousing battles and women who easily see Mel's hero potential through all that messy hair.-

Jami Bernard, New York Daily News.

 

Storyline: When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical approval rating 78% average of 7.2

 

IMDB Grade: 8.4 (ranks #78 on IMDB's top 250)

 

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Making it's way to the top ten of 1995, is Mel Gibson Direction and starring  historical war epic "Braveheart" which showcases Gibson's style of raw gritty storytelling. the film was a moderate box office success grossing $210m worldwide on a budget of $72m. and despite only ranking #10 on this list was nominated for and won Best Picture of 1995 at the Oscars. it was nominated for 10 other awards in total including four other wins.

 

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#9 of 1995 Clueless - 26 Points 

 

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A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy well worth a trip to the mall, even if it eventually runs out of gas.- Brian Lowry, Variety. 

 

Storyline: A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical approval rating 81% average of 6.9

 

IMDB Grade: 6.8

 

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Ranking at #9 is the high school, comedy romance film "Clueless" it is a modern incarnation of Jane Austin's classic novel "Emma" (which subsequently would received a direct adaptation only one year later) Starring It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. many would say that clueless is to the 1990s what "Breakfest Club" was to the 1980s. the definitive high school film. showcase the outrageous trends of that decade, it was more than just glitz and glamor though, as the film has been praised for it's humor, performances and time-capsule feel. the film was also a major hit grossing $56m dollars and today has a rather substantial "cult" following. 

 

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Clueless was tied with braveheart, but beats it out for having a higher average. 

 

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2 hours ago, Kalo said:

so here are a few honorable mentions 

 

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2 minutes ago, Jake Gittes said:

 

:ohmyzod:

 

Yeah I know, it was #3 on my list. :unsure:

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It's definitely disappointing to see Before Sunrise miss the top ten. I think it's handily better than the two films listed so far (although I have a very soft spot in my heart for Clueless, and I like Braveheart a lot, but don't quite love it).

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Clueless is seriously one of the funniest movies of all time. Such a treasure chest of good quotes.

 

"Christian said he'd call the next day, but in boy time that meant Thursday."

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#8 of 1995 Casino - 27 Points 

 

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So long as Casino stays focused on the excesses -- of language, of violence, of ambition -- in the life-styles of the rich and infamous, it remains a smart, knowing, if often repetitive, spectacle. - Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine.

 

Storyline: Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical Approval rating: 80% 7.2 of 10 average

 

IMDB rating: 8.2 IMDB TOP 250: #139 

 

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#1 Placements: 1

 

 

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#7 of 1995 Twelve Monkeys - 29 Points 

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While all of Gilliam's movies are worth seeing, there's a fair amount of his designer grimness here mixed in with the cabaret comedy.

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.

 

Storyline:  In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. 

 

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Rotten Tomatoes critical Approval rating: 88% 7.4 of 10 average

 

IMDB rating: 8.1 IMDB TOP 250: #206 

 

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#1 placements: 1 

 

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