Popcorn Johnny: Boogie Nights should be in the top 10.
Ishkur: Darth_Lukecash: Joker never Batman about Rachel and Harvey marriage plan, but they did know Rachel and Harvey were lovers. In fact, the Joker thought Harvey was Batman the way he threw himself after Rachel getting pushed out of the window. The Joker was mocking Batman for getting between Harvey and Rachel as lovers...not that they were going to get married.Joker : Choose between one life or the other. Your friend the district attorney or his blushing bride-to-be.
Darth_Lukecash: There's several explanations, but the most likely is that the Joker was in full taunting mode and got lucky
nmrsnr: 1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) - Am I the only person on Earth who didn't really like this movie?
ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't DO the Oscars anymore. Whoopi Goldberg got robbed when she didn't win best actress in The Color Purple. That movie should've cleaned up at the awards that year. It got ELEVEN nominations and not a single win.
Ishkur: Darth_Lukecash: There's several explanations, but the most likely is that the Joker was in full taunting mode and got luckyHE'S LUCKY 47 TIMES IN THE MOVIE!!1Can't he just express anything resembling a somewhat lack of perfect knowledge and understanding of every contingency and outcome, just once?He's written as a farking god and it makes watching his ludicrous plans succeed thoroughly unenjoyable.
Ishkur: I can only conclude that the Joker actually has a super power. He is a teleporter./rant over
Fluorescent Testicle: So, apparently, The Lion King was never nominated. I know it's a children's movie and all, but come on, it's The friggin' Lion King.Decent list, though.
stoli n coke: Fluorescent Testicle: So, apparently, The Lion King was never nominated. I know it's a children's movie and all, but come on, it's The friggin' Lion King.Decent list, though.1994 was a crowded year for nominations. The bigger crime is that Forrest Gump beat Shawshank and Pulp Fiction.
wildcardjack: Time is a better judge than the academy.Best picture 1980 "Kramer vs Kramer" WTF is that about?1986, "Out of Africa" Ain't seen that.1995, "Forest Gump" okay, that one is better than Toy Story.I'd rather have a movie that works 30 years later than an award and obscurity.
rbaron71: I like Bill Simmons' idea of waiting five years before nominating the films, like hall of fame inductions. So this year we'd be looking at the movies of 2008.
snowshovel: I think that when you look at the early 80's award-winners, what you are looking at is the industry fighting against "summer blockbuster" issue that had suddenly become rampant
Broktun: Slum-dog Millionaire
Ishkur: jaylectricity: Why didn't you like the only comic book movie I've ever liked?I enjoyed it too, but I didn't think it was all that special. It was above average but not worthy of the hype.See, the problem is the plot suffered from one fatal flaw: The Joker. He's too powerful.Here's a guy that, despite being a psychotic madman who employs schizophrenics (who are apparently expendable and therefore possess no unique skills or talents), has advanced knowledge and skillset in everything demanded by the plot from logistics, project management, construction, engineering, explosives and detonation, and civil planning.He has friends, contacts and confidants everywhere (but he doesn't use the mob because they hate him too -- he robbed then burnt all their money), he is able to procure and execute diabolical schemes in a matter of days that would take any competent team of professional engineers weeks to prepare. He can purchase or obtain any illegal weapon, controlled substance or illicit chemical while evading detection from the authorities who closely monitor those things (and somehow smuggle them in the diciest of places like warehouses, boats, or the desk drawer of a district attorney). He has no problem getting ahold of anything that his plans require, like a fleet of busses to pull off a bank robbery or a dozen security guard uniforms to blend into a parade. And he somehow procures these things under the noses of everybody.AND he has the magical superpower known as "off-screen teleportation", meaning that if he's not on camera, he is simultaneously nowhere and anywhere -- no home, no job, no physical place he always hangs out. No locked door, fence, building or secure area is safe from him -- he always magically finds a way in. He's always one step ahead of the good guys and immune to being tracked, recorded or anticipated. Nothing is ever learned about or from him while he is in this state of superposition yet he is apparently a relentless busybody who moves ...
John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35. Blade RunnerI sincerely don't get the love for this movie.
xanadian: nmrsnr: 1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) - Am I the only person on Earth who didn't really like this movie?That movie was an odd one. It's one of those movies I really liked a lot, but would NEVER EVER EVER see again. It's hard to describe.
Broktun: rbaron71: I like Bill Simmons' idea of waiting five years before nominating the films, like hall of fame inductions. So this year we'd be looking at the movies of 2008.Slum-dog MillionaireThe WrestlerWall-EGran TorinoTropic Thunder
thecpt: Whoever wrote this put together a decent list, but some of their facts are just plain wrong. Brad Pitt's first snub was 1995 with se7en, not 1999 with fight club.
stoli n coke: thecpt: Whoever wrote this put together a decent list, but some of their facts are just plain wrong. Brad Pitt's first snub was 1995 with se7en, not 1999 with fight club.Brad Pitt was snubbed in 1995, but it was for 12 Monkeys, not Se7en. And given that he lost the Oscar to Kevin Spacey in Usual Suspects, you can't even really call it a snub.As for the list, Fight Club didn't do well at the box office at all. It didn't start being hailed as a classic until it was on video. That's the same reason I think Shawshank lost best picture in 1994. It was a great movie, but when it was in theaters, nobody saw it.
picodenico: Pan's Labyrinth is also incredibly good, and deserves much more praise than it gets.
stoli n coke: Brad Pitt was snubbed in 1995, but it was for 12 Monkeys, not Se7en.
Incorrigible Astronaut: In Bruges
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