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The Best Movie of 2005 was...

Brokeback Mountain
13
9%
Capote
0
No votes
Crash
5
4%
Goodnight, and Good Luck
1
1%
Munich
4
3%
Walk The Line
9
7%
Revenge of the Sith
24
18%
Harry Potter
25
18%
Narnia
34
25%
Other
22
16%
 
Total votes : 137


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Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:49 am
Nate says...



As of this post, the Academy Awards are coming up very soon (is it March 1?), and the best picture nominees have been announced. Which do you think deserves the title (other choices are listed as well since some *cough* Walk The Line *cough* are conspiciously absent...)?
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:59 am
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there were movies in 2005?!?
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:42 am
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I can see why this is the YOUNG Writers Socioety. The votes reflect it :roll:




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Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:52 am
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I've only seen a couple of movies from here, so when I say Brokeback Mountain is the best movie, I'm actually not taking into account Crash which (I'm told) is apparently absolutely brilliant. And, of course, Good Night And Good Luck. So, yeah, "best" is used very VERY loosely (i.e. from the selection that I've actually seen).

But honestly — Revenge of the Sith? What the heck?! Horribly plotted, paced, characterized ... Batman Begins was better than that. No, really. There are tons and tons and TONS of better 2005 movies, sci-fi or otherwise.

If it wasn't a Star Wars movie ...
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:02 am
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P.S. the Oscars are on Sunday. I'm rooting for Howl's Moving Castle, although of course no one else's ever heard of it ...
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:15 pm
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arglkdjfj, he had to choose thooose movies... I loved narnia, most of the time when people put excellent books into movies, it sorta... fades away. But Narnia, oh that was sooo gooood, <3s the director and all the people who filmed it. ^_^ I am going to go see it again today... wee, annnd hah, I would've voted for Star Wars, but I'm already a nerd, so.. it doesnt count, its an automatic best movie of the year ;)
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:31 pm
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Other.

Since I'm no film critic, I rate films simply by how much I enjoy them.

Kung Fu Hustle was brilliant.
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:18 pm
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I saw Kung Fu Hustle without the voice-overs and subtitles. You understand the jokes better.
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why isnt kingkong up there , thats probably the best movie ever made
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:17 pm
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Where's Pat Buchanan?? :P

Moving on...Star Wars all the way! :D
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:22 pm
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Good night and good luck has just came out over here, so I'm going to see it as I've heard it's brilliant.
The best film I saw this year was probably Brokeback mountain.
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:52 pm
Rei says...



I saw Howl's Movie Castle! It was BRILLIANT! Definitely my choice for best animated.

In the poll, though, I chose Narnia. I haven't seen most of these movies though. But out of Revenge of the Sith, Harry Potter, and Narnia, it is the best. Sadly, it is quite the rarity that fantasy gets the respect it deserves and won't likely be recognized for anything but Make-up, art design, costumes, and maybe FX. But then again, LucasFilm has a nasty habit of always winning in that area.
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:10 pm
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Rei even though I haven't seen Houl's moving castle yet I'm sure it was the best animated film.
I'm a huge Miyazaki fan and I must say that Spirited Away was a masterpiece.
Now for the poll, seeing as Harry potter was the only movie I saw that was on the poll I have to vote for it. (my movie viewing was slow this year.) Aparrently it is in second place.
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:26 pm
kiashana says...



Looking at that list, I feel kind of pathetic. I've seen only one of the movies on that list- Star Wars. I didn't even see Harry Potter, and I'm a Harry Potter fanatic. I kept saying I should go see Brokeback and my GSA planned to go see it... But we never did. Also, being only 16 when I believe all five of the Best Picture nominees are rated R makes things difficult.
And besides, Star Wars was pretty bad. My favorite movie of '05 was probably Rent (being the musical theater geek I am).




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Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:49 am
Supermal says...



Well, my favourite is a tie between Goblet of Fire, Narnia, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Brokeback Mountain was close. While I thought is had a phenomanal plot, the movie was rather... I dunno- long and boring. I found all of these great movies a little too long though. Narnia was probably the closest to the top of my list though- great setting, plot and characters
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