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    I really hate the term gamer. I find it insulting to define me by one interest and lazy advertising to market to me as such. Could you imagine how immature it would sound to market The Great Gatsby as "this is for all you book lovers out there!". This is why I am not looking forward to Wreck-it-Ralph - something does not become as good as something else simply by referencing it, and any film which obnoxiously uses it's references as the main selling point of the film doesn't understand that. It's the whole issue of Scream vs Scary Movie. Also, there are at least two fantastic video game movies.

    (Original post by Mess.)
    Is there going to be a Movie Madness this year?
    I don't have the time to do it this year, sadly.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Not forgetting Les Mis for me.
    I wasn't aware of that film until now. Quite a cast, it's only fault is that it's a musical. :ninja: I'm not slating musicals but in general, they tend to be pretty drab. The last good one I remember watching was The Phantom of the Opera.

    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I really hate the term gamer. I find it insulting to define me by one interest and lazy advertising to market to me as such. Could you imagine how immature it would sound to market The Great Gatsby as "this is for all you book lovers out there!". This is why I am not looking forward to Wreck-it-Ralph - something does not become as good as something else simply by referencing it, and any film which obnoxiously uses it's references as the main selling point of the film doesn't understand that. It's the whole issue of Scream vs Scary Movie. Also, there are at least two fantastic video game movies.
    Where have you seen advertising or marketing for Wreck It Ralph that does this? I've never seen anything in promotional material for the film that suggests this slant. If anything the film seems to say "this is for all you animated film lovers out there!" with a couple of brief cameos from other arcade games, which seems entirely appropriate given the film is based on the premise of a character from an arcade game.

    I wouldn't mind that paragraph from the list I posted; it was written by the film equivalent of a TotoMimo, hyperboles and generalisations everywhere.
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    So I hope y'all agree that the greatest film ever is to be released this year.

    The Hobbit.

    Oh btw anybody else notice that Looper has 100% on rotten tomatoes atm?
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    (Original post by Harolinho)
    Oh btw anybody else notice that Looper has 100% on rotten tomatoes atm?
    Yeah, we noticed. Quite a jump from the 20-30% rotten rating I was expecting. To be fair, the trailer gives off a very generic science fiction action film feel, along the lines of similar films: Push, Jumper, In Time and Total Recall. It's on my radar now, though watching JGL with that weird prosthetic make-up he has, to make him look like Bruce Willis, may be a bit disconcerting.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Yeah, we noticed. Quite a jump from the 20-30% rotten rating I was expecting. To be fair, the trailer gives off a very generic science fiction action film feel, along the lines of similar films: Push, Jumper, In Time and Total Recall. It's on my radar now, though watching JGL with that weird prosthetic make-up he has, to make him look like Bruce Willis, may be a bit disconcerting.
    I dunno, I do like the look of this a lot. Jumper and In time were both a lot of fun but not necessarily 'good films', I think the the parallel that a critic makes with 12 monkeys looks quite fitting. It'll be interesting to see what happens to that 100% rating once the film get's officially released.
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    What was Movie Madness?
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    What was Movie Madness?
    This was Movie Madness

    (There's a description in the first stickied thread)


    And oh, in case people missed it, the South Korean film Pieta won the Golden Lion at Venice, a bit against expectations: it seems most people expected The Master to take it. The latter won the Silver Lion (for direction). The Jury Prize went to Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Faith, and the screenplay award went to Assayas' Something in the Air.

    And if you hadn't heard, Malick's latest film (To The Wonder) was again greeted by boos and hisses. :dry: The critics' verdict so far seems to be that it's good but comes a bit short of matching its own ambition.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Where have you seen advertising or marketing for Wreck It Ralph that does this? I've never seen anything in promotional material for the film that suggests this slant. If anything the film seems to say "this is for all you animated film lovers out there!" with a couple of brief cameos from other arcade games, which seems entirely appropriate given the film is based on the premise of a character from an arcade game.

    I wouldn't mind that paragraph from the list I posted; it was written by the film equivalent of a TotoMimo, hyperboles and generalisations everywhere.
    Fair enough, I was making a pretty tired throwaway comment from reading what you'd copied and piecing it together with an old half-memory of the trailer.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    This was Movie Madness

    (There's a description in the first stickied thread)


    And oh, in case people missed it, the South Korean film Pieta won the Golden Lion at Venice, a bit against expectations: it seems most people expected The Master to take it. The latter won the Silver Lion (for direction). The Jury Prize went to Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Faith, and the screenplay award went to Assayas' Something in the Air.

    And if you hadn't heard, Malick's latest film (To The Wonder) was again greeted by boos and hisses. :dry: The critics' verdict so far seems to be that it's good but comes a bit short of matching its own ambition.
    Reading that back, I've actually seen M now. :ninja:
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    When is this years Movie Madness? :teeth: I'd like to see Shawshank get thrown off :p:
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    If we did a Movie Madness, which I'd be happy to run, I wouldn't want it to be the same films again.
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    If we did a Movie Madness, which I'd be happy to run, I wouldn't want it to be the same films again.
    How did certain films end up being pitted against each other.


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    (Original post by Mess.)
    How did certain films end up being pitted against each other.


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    imdb top 64 and then I think it was seeded like 1st vs 64th.
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    If we did a Movie Madness, which I'd be happy to run, I wouldn't want it to be the same films again.
    Course not We have The Dark Knight Rises now :p:

    I wouldn't mind helping out either
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    :yep:



    I think it's the whole black and white thing. I've seen and loved films like Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now etc.
    Fair enough, I suppose. Although I would opine that you're missing out a massive amount if you shun black-and-white films altogether. :p:

    Out of interest, what do you think of the more popular b/w films like Casablanca and Psycho?

    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Reading that back, I've actually seen M now. :ninja:
    :p: Did you like it? Have you seen Metropolis? M has been on my list for a while now.

    (Original post by Colonel.)
    If we did a Movie Madness, which I'd be happy to run, I wouldn't want it to be the same films again.
    Agreed. What do you think would be a viable alternative source? The easy one that came to mind was the AFI Top 100 list, but that's only American films, which I wouldn't be too keen on enforcing. One way I suppose we might do it is take the Oscar Best Picture nominees of a given number/pattern/period of years, or something like that. There could be other ways as well. :holmes:

    (Original post by Revent)
    Course not We have The Dark Knight Rises now :p:
    I'd agree that has a significant chance of winning a Best Film Ever competition at the moment if it was included. :lol:
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    I would say 32 people nominate a film each and those are the films. If some people choose the same film, they both have to change.

    I dunno.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Fair enough, I suppose. Although I would opine that you're missing out a massive amount if you shun black-and-white films altogether. :p:

    Out of interest, what do you think of the more popular b/w films like Casablanca and Psycho?
    Haven't seen Casablanca, Psycho was alright, we watched it in school.



    I ordered a bunch of films the other day including The Hunger Games, Prometheus, 21 Jump Street, Project X and one or two others. I'm bound to like one of them :p:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I'd agree that has a significant chance of winning a Best Film Ever competition at the moment if it was included. :lol:
    I hope not! I loved it, but don't think it's the best ever! :lol:

    I think choosing from IMDB automatically adds bias because people may be inclined to vote for the one that's already higher.

    ie, I can think of a lot of films better than Shawshank but if someone asks me for a list of favourites, it always pops up because I remember it's no 1 on IMDB :lol:

    Re: Alternative, I think user selected films that have been nominated more than 3 (or x) times get added?
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    Still haven't seen Inception.
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    Dredd is immense.
 
 
 
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