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  1. I'd like to congratulate myself for my 1st-ever total derailment of a thread that I think I've ever had on BOT (and I even tried to put it back on point with Star Wars...man, I tried:). So, for now, I'm gonna try to avoid my 1st ever bans and ignores b/c I like chatting with all of you (and for my derailment post, my 1st few sentences were not probably supposed to be taken quite as "total serious guys" as they were...but hey, it wouldn't be a good BOT derailment if folks both weren't passionate about a movie and weren't willing to find one thing in a long post to fixate on (on both sides:)...of course, I guess this means next time, Titanic needs to be higher so we can avoid the derailment of the list (kidding...no not kidding...okay, maybe kinda kidding...or who knows - just don't take this seriously for the next 50 posts:)...
  2. I will say, it's amazing that we had Titanic and Star Wars posted back to back...and it's been all Titanic, all the time:). I actually had Star Wars also in my Top 50 (and I think Top 25, but I'd have to check), and not b/c that movie was a technical masterpiece. Instead, that was sci-fi/fantasy's version of LOTR...the unassuming meaningless little guy gets aided by "a fellowship" on his path to saving the entire galaxy with one single act (but not before experiencing tons of danger and death of friends along the way). And even though I see this comparison...I don't really care, b/c it was so immersive...it so drew you into the world...you just accepted the force, the light side, the dark side, the jedi, etc. It was its own universe and its own phenomenon. And it's become a movie better than it really is b/c it has that cultural resonance. It's the classic case of the whole being WAY, way better than the sum of its parts. Again, I think many current movies have the reverse problem...all these amazing parts that somehow just can't seem to deliver a better whole movie...
  3. This is one of the worst takes I've seen...and that's saying something since this is BOT...
  4. Maybe this is missing from all your lists b/c you haven't had the chance to experience both young and undying love. If you did, there's no way this movie wouldn't affect you to the bone. I mean, throw out the technical mastery, the amazing special effects, the spot-on historical references, the supporting cast...what makes this more than a cold, unfeeling technical masterpiece (which so many movies are now) and makes this the best movie ever made is the complete, total understanding and commitment to showing true love onscreen and letting the audience actually feel it 100%, and not running away from it. True love is action, not feeling, and as you watch the last 1/2 of that movie and see what the 2 are willing to do to be with each other and then to do what the other asks when they can't be together anymore, even under that loss...I mean, I started crying about 15 minutes from the end, got worse as they showed how Rose kept her last promise, and then the staircase scene...best ending scene ever done in a movie... I cried for lord knows how long after the movie...I cried so much (probably an hour+), it scared my current boyfriend (who is now my wonderful spouse), b/c he couldn't even tell if I liked it or not...and he even started crying as I blubberingly explained what got to me... I have never cried more than a minute or two in any movie before or after...but that movie was it...for me, masterpieces make you think and they make you feel...and oh boy, I was affected for months by this one...and anytime it's on, I watch it again and think how right Cameron got this movie...it's timeless, and the best movies have to be...
  5. The fact that only 23 of you put this on your list means than the other 38/39 of you need to get your multi-media devices out and watch this movie (b/c that's the only reason it shouldn't be on there:). Biggest travesty on the list that less than 40% of you put this in your top 100s anywhere...
  6. Godfather only got 25 votes out of 61 (or is it 62) lists...so, there's still a chance:)...
  7. And it could make a ton of sense...if Tony somehow doesn't make it out of AIW Pt 2, he's gonna want to "pass the torch" for mentoring Peter to someone he trusts and who's local and who wouldn't put up with a ton of crap...like Strange... So, I LOVE the possibility of everything for this movie... (Although, AIW Pt 2, PLEASE don't kill Tony...that would be even more crushing than the end to AIW for me:)...
  8. More Vulture AND Mysterio...and with good actors... Man, Spidey might take over as my new favorite MCU series over Cap...I already love Tom Holland and Micheal Keaton and their acting in this, and now I get a 3rd awesome actor:)...
  9. The Sixth Sense missing the top 100 makes me sad...c'mon, you all know that you were floored by the brilliance of that movie:)...and M Night deserves a spot... And it's the Matrix over Avengers...I didn't even put Avengers on my list, but Matrix was in my top half...and I'm the supers fan:)... EDIT: But next year, AIW may make my list (I want a rewatch to make sure my happiness with that movie is so deserved), so the Avengers may make a comeback in a future list:)...
  10. You almost got this right, BOT:). I'll be pushing for Top 10 next time!
  11. Gonna put Thursday night presales out at my 2 locals for SW...gonna try to update this post as the week goes... 1st local (Cinemark) - the one that lags a little on male 12-45 demo movies... Solo - 5 showings - 4 2d/1 3d Current sales 2d = 143/190, 75/110, 65/190, 2/110 = 285/600 Current sales 3d = 59/110 Total sales = 344/710 2nd local (Regal) - aka, the one that usually sells male 12-45 demo movies... Solo - 5 showings - 3 2d/2 3d Current sales 2d = 63/100, 31/175, 8/100 = 102/375 Current sales 3d = 46/100, 8/100 = 54/200 Total sales 156/575 I'm amazed that the Regal is lagging the Cinemark, but part of that may be the Cinemark put both bigger screens and more showings at 7-8pm (3 vs 2) and less 3d (2 vs 1)...and has more tickets currently available...however, both just don't have that many for what Forbes says is a $170M tracked 4 day...I mean, this needs to (at least) double its available preshowings (and start to sell them) to have a good chance at that kinda number...
  12. It will be funny if we lower our expectations so far for Solo that we are all happily surprised that they exceed them on Memorial Day...I mean, if you told me 10 months ago, Solo might open under $100M for the 3 day, I'd have told you that you were insane (but I'm not there anymore)...but then again, I'd have said the same thing to you about Justice League...and it turned out I was the nutty one... But I've had the warning signs...my kids haven't wanted it, my spouse doesn't want it, my kids' teen friends aren't talking about it, my game friends aren't excited about it (one tried to do a group viewing of 20 of us for OW - so far, he and 1 other friend said yes - that's it)...all anecdotal, but along with presales and current box office environment and reviews, they start to seriously add up...
  13. Holy crap...you really are going with JL numbers for Solo...not sure I'm quite with you yet, but I did throw out my casino bet for below tracking a week ago, and I'm feeling better and better about being on the money for it... EDIT: And I did enter the "under the record" club today:)...
  14. I've got a 4 day bet for under $150M, and I think the 4 day will be right around the record, so what the heck...let's go for IN:)...
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