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2014-03-28 04:39:36 PM  
Are you not entertained???? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?????????
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 04:51:08 PM  
I wasn't too keen on the commentary, sometimes movies were criticized without base, and that isn't any sort of journalism except poor.  This is essentially a list article, no research.

That being said, some of the choices and their placement reminded me of some movies I'd almost forgotten and how good they were.

I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list.  It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others.  Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

LA Confidential was excellent.
 
2014-03-28 04:52:34 PM  
I think Gladiator should be lower in the list.

And Virtuosity should be higher.

That said, L.A. Confidential was probably in the top 5 of the best movies of the 90s.
 
2014-03-28 05:06:36 PM  
They got #1 right.  I'd have to put 3:10 to Yuma at #2 and move Romper Stomper up a few notches.
 
2014-03-28 05:17:48 PM  

433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.


I really liked that movie. Got me to reading the books.

/the soundtrack was awesomesauce
 
2014-03-28 05:23:59 PM  
The Insider should be #1
 
2014-03-28 05:30:23 PM  

433: LA Confidential was excellent.


RexTalionis: That said, L.A. Confidential was probably in the top 5 of the best movies of the 90s.


These.

DamnYankees: The Insider should be #1


That was also a really good movie.
 
2014-03-28 05:36:30 PM  
12. "The Quick And the Dead"

Should have been higher. Swap it with "3:10 To Yuma". Why do Crowe's goons spend the entire movie trying to save him only to shoot indiscriminately at him at the end? Didn't make any sense.
 
2014-03-28 05:39:24 PM  
When I saw gladiator at #2 I was like "wtf, list, you're just wrong" but then I saw that #1 was L.A. Confidential and now I'm not sure anymore. L.A. Confidential has the better script to be sure, but Gladiator is just so much fun.

I haven't seen Cinderella man, and I looked Master and Commander more than the Insider, but other than that this is a rare list I don't really disagree with.
 
2014-03-28 05:41:28 PM  

fusillade762: 12. "The Quick And the Dead"

Should have been higher. Swap it with "3:10 To Yuma". Why do Crowe's goons spend the entire movie trying to save him only to shoot indiscriminately at him at the end? Didn't make any sense.


Shush you. 3:10 to Yuma was the best western to come out of Hollywood since Tombstone. Who cares if the end didn't quite make sense?
 
2014-03-28 06:11:19 PM  
If you're an actor and Romper Stomper is at #10 - you've done well.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 06:19:30 PM  

433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.


It's high up on the list because it's a fantastic movie.  It got ten oscar nominations, including Best Picture, which it should have won because it's far better than Return of the King.
 
2014-03-28 06:22:50 PM  

DamnYankees: The Insider should be #1


Wipe that smirk off your face!

/awesome movie
 
2014-03-28 06:31:51 PM  

nmrsnr: fusillade762: 12. "The Quick And the Dead"

Should have been higher. Swap it with "3:10 To Yuma". Why do Crowe's goons spend the entire movie trying to save him only to shoot indiscriminately at him at the end? Didn't make any sense.

Shush you. 3:10 to Yuma was the best western to come out of Hollywood since Tombstone. Who cares if the end didn't quite make sense?


This.  Part of what makes it for me is the soundtrack, though.  And while the end is a little odd, the whole plot of Q&D just seemed stupid to me.


/Love Gladiator, though.
//Still should see LA Confidential
 
2014-03-28 06:32:59 PM  
Where is Body of Lies ?
 
2014-03-28 06:34:57 PM  

wee: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

It's high up on the list because it's a fantastic movie.  It got ten oscar nominations, including Best Picture, which it should have won because it's far better than Return of the King.


Which in and of itself wouldn't have happened if Fellowship hadnt been shunned two years hence.

Now that I think about it, Russell Crowe's Oscar for Gladiator was probably an apology for snubbing him for LA Confidential.

Now that I think of it more, the Oscars are bullcrap and are as much of a circlejerk as the MTV Movie Awards.
 
2014-03-28 06:36:11 PM  
I find it that sad that despite the brilliant cast, epic score, and overall story of Gladiator the only thing that I can't out of my head is Joaquin Phoenix sticking his tongue out in that one scene.

*shudder*
 
2014-03-28 06:38:45 PM  

RexTalionis: And Virtuosity should be higher.


Agreed.
 
2014-03-28 06:38:56 PM  
Master and Commander is one of those movies that if I catch it while flipping channels, I have to watch it. I think it's a great movie.

Same for LA confidential and 3:10 to Yuma.

But Gladiator does nothing for me. I don't know why.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 06:39:53 PM  

wee: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

It's high up on the list because it's a fantastic movie.  It got ten oscar nominations, including Best Picture, which it should have won because it's far better than Return of the King.


HawgWild: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

I really liked that movie. Got me to reading the books.

/the soundtrack was awesomesauce


Nothing about the movie's premise or anything in the previews intrigued me, but I suppose I can stand to take another look.  While it isn't a unique film, there just are not too many like it.
 
2014-03-28 06:40:13 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Where is Body of Lies ?


Uh, at #26?
 
2014-03-28 06:43:34 PM  
Also, fun fact: They filmed portions of the Insider in my hometown.

It was about the most exciting thing to happen to Pascagoula, Mississippi, since a couple drunk dudes in the 70s were "abducted by aliens."
 
2014-03-28 06:47:04 PM  
My favorites:

1. Gladiator
2. Master and Commander
3. LA Confidential
4. Mystery, Alaska
5. Les Misérables (although I didn't particularly care for his singing)

"Robin Hood" would have been in the top 5 if they hadn't completely farked up the ending of that movie.
 
2014-03-28 06:57:52 PM  
For some reason, I love "Proof of Life". I dunno why...
 
2014-03-28 07:03:07 PM  
Man with the Iron Fists was awesome fun. Fark anybody that can't enjoy it. It's a Wu Tang album come to life.
 
2014-03-28 07:03:31 PM  
Worst. Javert. Ever.
 
2014-03-28 07:03:52 PM  
Noah way that list is complete.
 
2014-03-28 07:04:00 PM  
I've seen 4 of those.

also:

23. "The Silver Brumby"

A Brumby is a horse. #themoreyouknow.


A Brumby is a wild/feral horse you idiots.
 
2014-03-28 07:06:00 PM  

rjakobi: wee: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

It's high up on the list because it's a fantastic movie.  It got ten oscar nominations, including Best Picture, which it should have won because it's far better than Return of the King.

Which in and of itself wouldn't have happened if Fellowship hadnt been shunned two years hence.

Now that I think about it, Russell Crowe's Oscar for Gladiator was probably an apology for snubbing him for LA Confidential.

Now that I think of it more, the Oscars are bullcrap and are as much of a circlejerk as the MTV Movie Awards.


It also had the misfortune of coming out at almost the same time as the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  It is FAR FAR better than PotC, but that movie got all of the hype because people found it more entertaining.  As a movie and story though, Master and Commander is pretty amazing.  Its ending alone is one of the best anti-war statements made by any recent film, and it isn't even really that much of a war movie.
 
2014-03-28 07:07:05 PM  
3:10 to Yuma was garbage.

Master and Commander and LA Confidential were really good.

I liked Gladiator, Billy.
 
2014-03-28 07:10:56 PM  
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. "
 
2014-03-28 07:12:46 PM  
RexTalionis:
That said, L.A. Confidential was probably in the top 5 of the best movies of the 90s.

Dear lord yes.  Everyone in that movie was at their best and cast in the perfect role.  There were no glaring plot holes, loose ends or cop-outs and the story was so believable it was scary.  If you're a movie fan and haven't seen it you are missing out.
 
2014-03-28 07:17:36 PM  
It doesn't get much better than L.A. Confidential. A fine movie.

And Gladiator's not all that bad.

Master and Commander grew on me. It's definitely not a high-speed chase movie.
 
2014-03-28 07:22:01 PM  

fusillade762: 12. "The Quick And the Dead"

Should have been higher. Swap it with "3:10 To Yuma". Why do Crowe's goons spend the entire movie trying to save him only to shoot indiscriminately at him at the end? Didn't make any sense.


What they were showing was how wild they were, and how despicable they were.

There's no loyalty among thieves. Even though they were "loyal", the second they realized Crowe had turned on them, their inner scumbag came out. Not to mention they knew him and knew what the look in his eye meant. It was also self defense.

/one of my fav movies of all time
 
2014-03-28 07:22:04 PM  
More praise for both Master and Commander, and LA Confidential.   Both excellent movies.
 
2014-03-28 07:25:54 PM  
The State of Play movie was such a pale imitation of the miniseries I can barely remember it. I must be one of few people that really did not like Gladiator, good soundtrack though.
 
2014-03-28 07:28:14 PM  

sure haven't: fusillade762: 12. "The Quick And the Dead"

Should have been higher. Swap it with "3:10 To Yuma". Why do Crowe's goons spend the entire movie trying to save him only to shoot indiscriminately at him at the end? Didn't make any sense.

What they were showing was how wild they were, and how despicable they were.

There's no loyalty among thieves. Even though they were "loyal", the second they realized Crowe had turned on them, their inner scumbag came out. Not to mention they knew him and knew what the look in his eye meant. It was also self defense.

/one of my fav movies of all time


This. I caught it one night on hbo while on a business trip. I put it on tv to go to sleep with background noise and stayed up far too late to watch the whole thing. Best western I have seen in a long long time
 
2014-03-28 07:33:58 PM  

433: wee: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

It's high up on the list because it's a fantastic movie.  It got ten oscar nominations, including Best Picture, which it should have won because it's far better than Return of the King.

HawgWild: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

I really liked that movie. Got me to reading the books.

/the soundtrack was awesomesauce

Nothing about the movie's premise or anything in the previews intrigued me, but I suppose I can stand to take another look.  While it isn't a unique film, there just are not too many like it.


The problem I have is the screen writers deciding to make a movie out of three of Patrick O'Brian's 21 Aubrey/Maturin novels. Still, I enjoyed the movie. Crowe captured Aubrey very well indeed. The same Betany(?) who plays Stephen Maturin, the surgeon. All of the book's main characters were there too.

Since I reenact 18th century, I have an eye for details. Whoever dressed the actors and supplied the props did a great job. I'll watch the movie just about any time it's on TV.

/also likes The Fifth Element too
 
2014-03-28 07:34:20 PM  
Gladiator wasn't perfect, but it was a good swords 'n' sandals movie, and Crowe acquitted himself reasonably.

Master and Commander was a far better movie than people realize. The plotting and characterization was pretty tight, as is to be expected since they adapted it from several of the Aubrey/Maturin books. Of course, you have a great cast, not just Crowe, but he did well as Aubrey. And it managed to capture the romance, terror and claustrophobia of the Era of Sail better than anything I've ever seen.
 
2014-03-28 07:35:32 PM  
Virtuosity proved that Crowe would play the best Joker of all time.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 07:40:56 PM  

scumshine: The problem I have is the screen writers deciding to make a movie out of three of Patrick O'Brian's 21 Aubrey/Maturin novels.


They pulled stuff from more than three books, but I get you.  I really want to see them make a movie from The Mauritius Command.  But that will never happen.  It would make a incredible movie though.

I also thought Crowe got Aubrey down well.  And while I like Bettany (and thought he was good in the role), he issn't the shrewy little dark-haired man Maturin is repeatedly described as.
 
2014-03-28 08:00:38 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Virtuosity proved that Crowe would play the best Joker of all time.


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Best Joker evar!!


But Denzel was a horrible Batman. Just horrible. Just couldn't get the brooding tortured soul thing to work.
 
2014-03-28 08:19:29 PM  

Flappyhead: RexTalionis:
That said, L.A. Confidential was probably in the top 5 of the best movies of the 90s.

Dear lord yes.  Everyone in that movie was at their best and cast in the perfect role.  There were no glaring plot holes, loose ends or cop-outs and the story was so believable it was scary.  If you're a movie fan and haven't seen it you are missing out.


The whole Rollo Tomasi thing was brilliant. Though I keep thinking that has to be an acronym for something.
 
2014-03-28 08:23:27 PM  

wee: 433: I was very surprised to see Master and Commander: Far Side of the World placed so high on the list. It's an aborted franchise about naval somethings or others. Perhaps Crowe's performance was better than the movie itself.

It's high up on the list because it's a fantastic movie.  It got ten oscar nominations, including Best Picture, which it should have won because it's far better than Return of the King.


Yeah, looking back, I think you're dead on there.

Flappyhead: RexTalionis:
That said, L.A. Confidential was probably in the top 5 of the best movies of the 90s.

Dear lord yes.  Everyone in that movie was at their best and cast in the perfect role.  There were no glaring plot holes, loose ends or cop-outs and the story was so believable it was scary.  If you're a movie fan and haven't seen it you are missing out.


Fantastic movie, and much more entertaining than the book.


bborchar: My favorites:

1. Gladiator
2. Master and Commander
3. LA Confidential
4. Mystery, Alaska
5. Les Misérables (although I didn't particularly care for his singing)

"Robin Hood" would have been in the top 5 if they hadn't completely farked up the ending of that movie.


Mystery, Alaska is pretty damn underrated. Personally, I'd go:

1. LA Confidential
2. Master and Commander
3. Gladiator
4. 3:10 to Yuma
5. Mystery, Alaska
6. Proof of Life
7. The Insider
 
2014-03-28 08:57:58 PM  
I like Russell Crowe's movies.
 
2014-03-28 08:59:31 PM  

Cagey B: 433: LA Confidential was excellent.

RexTalionis: That said, L.A. Confidential was probably in the top 5 of the best movies of the 90s.

These.


Absolutely agreed.
Didn't manage to take Best Picture that year, though...
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(As if anyone needed another reason to call it overrated)
 
2014-03-28 09:10:20 PM  

Shostie: Also, fun fact: They filmed portions of the Insider in my hometown.

It was about the most exciting thing to happen to Pascagoula, Mississippi, since a couple drunk dudes in the 70s were "abducted by aliens."


Mississippi? Hoo boy, I bet the anal probing really went over well with them boys.
 
2014-03-28 09:17:29 PM  

fusillade762: 12. "The Quick And the Dead"

Should have been higher. Swap it with "3:10 To Yuma". Why do Crowe's goons spend the entire movie trying to save him only to shoot indiscriminately at him at the end? Didn't make any sense.


Quick and the Dead is one of my favorites. Hackman chewing every acre of scenery this side of the Pecos, a colorful cast of western tropes and stereotypes, Leo getting gunned down like a dog in the street. What's not to like?
 
2014-03-28 09:17:34 PM  

baconbeard: For some reason, I love "Proof of Life". I dunno why...


Yeah, I've always thought this flick has been seriously underrated, prolly because Meg Ryan was not cast in the funny role people expect to see her in.  For me, that movie grabbed me when the ransom note showed up. I, like Meg, would have no friggin' idea what to do. Then, when Crowe shows up, the feeling of relief is palpable - until it gets yanked away.

I'm heading to the DVD cabinet now...
 
2014-03-28 09:18:46 PM  
I liked virtuosity.
 
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