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    (no particular order)

    The Dark Knight
    WALL-E
    Happy-Go-Lucky
    The Fall

    Edit: Revolutionary Road (I just realized it was realized in Dec 26)
    "Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters"

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    Delgo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerberElla View Post
    Waltz with bashir
    I really want to watch this one. But it's banned here.

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    On the Dark Knight - I just don't understand what is so great about the Dark Knight. So many people love this film. Can someone please tell me why? I watched and was nodding off the whole time. Besides Ledger's performance, I thought it was actually below average.

    On the Happening - yes I agree, very underrated, very subtle, and it might be easy to miss the point of it all. I think a lot of folks expect M. Knight Sham to remake Six Sense. Um, he's consistently made terrific films that are not the sixth sense.

    On Wall E - I liked this film but not enough to place it in my top ten.

    On Tropic Thunder - Blackface is not funny. Period. When did this country become so ass-backwards that a blackface film can not only get financed, but a major actor had no problem playing the character. I don't understand why dressing up as a 'black dude' or putting on an afro wig at a football game or dressing up as a pimp for halloween is supposed to be funny. It's completely racist and disgusting.

    Haven't seen Bashir, Sarah Marshall, Cloverfield or Rachel getting Married yet, but they're on my list.

    On Benjamin Button - This film tries too hard to be Forrest Gump.

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    1. Man on Wire

    I'm severely disappointed in all of you who listed Iron Man. Most over-rated film of 08.

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    Ooh, another one I must see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felt up View Post
    On Tropic Thunder - Blackface is not funny. Period. When did this country become so ass-backwards that a blackface film can not only get financed, but a major actor had no problem playing the character. I don't understand why dressing up as a 'black dude' or putting on an afro wig at a football game or dressing up as a pimp for halloween is supposed to be funny. It's completely racist and disgusting.
    Racist and disgusting? In that vein I suppose the Chappelle show was racist and disgusting? Lighten up! While I didn't think 'blackface' (Robert Downey Jr.) was too funny I thought all the spoofs in the film were just great, especially the 'Apocalypse Now' scene.

    I didn't see enough movies to get a top ten, but the movies overall that I saw and enjoyed in 2008, in no particular order:

    Man On Wire
    Dark Knight
    Tropic Thunder
    Pineapple Express
    WALL-E
    Iron Man
    ...Then I ducked my head and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark;
    And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark...

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    The Dark Knight

    The Fall
    In Bruges

    Burn after reading
    Hellboy II
    The curious case of Benjamin Button
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Traitor
    Felon
    Pineapple Express




    felt up - Benjamin Button is nothing Forrest Gump. Unless you mean a movie that takes place over the course of the life of a peculiar man.

    I agree about Tropic Thunder not being funny although not really for the same reasons.

    That Dark Knight...well...if you don't appreciate Batman/comics in the first place, the movie's draw is going to seem almost inexistent but it is a movie about a comic character so....but it's the best one ever made IMO. Plus it has that hint of Nolan magic that keeps you guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willfrey View Post
    Racist and disgusting? In that vein I suppose the Chappelle show was racist and disgusting? Lighten up! While I didn't think 'blackface' (Robert Downey Jr.) was too funny I thought all the spoofs in the film were just great, especially the 'Apocalypse Now' scene.

    I didn't see enough movies to get a top ten, but the movies overall that I saw and enjoyed in 2008, in no particular order:

    Man On Wire
    Dark Knight
    Tropic Thunder
    Pineapple Express
    WALL-E
    Iron Man
    Sorry, but I can't praise a film where blackface is the main attraction and no one seems to think there is anything wrong with it. If you can't tell the difference between the brilliance of Chappelle and the lackluster, "I'm a black dude, playing a dude" of Downey, then you couldn't truly understand my disgust. I do happen to think some racist humor is funny. Lisa Lampinelli is hilarious. Downey in blackface. Not funny.

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    Movies from 2008 haven't hit my local DVD library yet.

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