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Added by manband on 17 Feb 2010 02:37
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People who added this item 5056 Average listal rating (3459 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
300 (2006)
Young men dress up in armour that shows their muscle but doesn't protect them in battle. Good thing that none of the Persians noticed the exposed vital parts during the fight. Otherwise, the selective armour might have been a bad choice.

Then they meet in battle and employ ridiculously acrobatic moves. To writer/director: ever hear of the Greek Phalanx? Well, it isn't even close to what was shown in the film.

As for the demonic Persians? Embarrassingly over the top.
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People who added this item 7307 Average listal rating (4839 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
I was singularly unimpressed with this movie. The plot stretched credulity to the extreme. This DA being a big hero? Ya, right.

The joker's decent performance doesn't make up for an otherwise weak film.
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People who added this item 8982 Average listal rating (5675 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump was an OK movie but best movie of the year? Not even close.

And don't quote that inane "life is a box of chocolates" line when I'm holding something sharp or I won't be able to answer for the consequences.
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People who added this item 8989 Average listal rating (5653 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Titanic (1997)
OK, this is an easy target but highest grossing movie until 2010 .. all that for a cheesy romance? Give me a break. I'm glad to see that the general opinion of this movie declines with the passage of time.
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People who added this item 2714 Average listal rating (1773 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
I liked Rocky when I saw it when I was a kid. But I watched it again recently and there isn't that much to it. Underdog exercises. Then he fights reasonably well.

An ok movie but not all it's been hyped up to be.

Let's not even talk about the dreadful sequels to the original.
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People who added this item 4961 Average listal rating (3294 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Just like the book. Heavily overrated. All this fuss over an imaginary conspiracy theory.
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People who added this item 4640 Average listal rating (2924 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Until this movie, I was a big fan of Bill Murray. When the critics raved over it, my expectations were even higher. So I figured that I was in for a really good film. But then ...

He shows up in Tokyo and hangs around here and there. Then the movie finally ends.

Huh?
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People who added this item 1723 Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
I remember watching the video as a teen waiting for countless people to be cut up by chainsaws. But it's just a guy chasing people around with a chainsaw in his hand. Lots of running and screaming. And maybe he catches one? Not even sure about that.

It's not the sort of movie that I like these days anyway but I felt that it didn't deliver what it promised.

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People who added this item 2646 Average listal rating (1606 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
I like Daniel Day Lewis. But I just couldn't get into the film. Partly, it may be because I'm accustomed to having a sympathetic character somewhere in the film.

This film is about a nasty man doing nasty things. I found nothing to enjoy or interest me.
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People who added this item 4482 Average listal rating (2773 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)
A guy looking into a mirror saying "you talking to me" is just not enough to make a so-so movie into a good one.
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People who added this item 6635 Average listal rating (4379 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
This is an OK kid's movie. But that's it. It's a movie for 8-year-olds.
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People who added this item 2690 Average listal rating (1696 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Birds (1963)
Hitchcock did many good movies.

This was not one of them.
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Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Feb 17 21:18
Where is Twilight?? That movie was so bad
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Feb 17 23:49
I haven't seen Twilight. It doesn't sound like I should make the effort from what you say.
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 12 18:43
You are getting a vote for The Dark Knight and 300.
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 12 19:16
Forrest Gump would have been the best movie of the year, had it not been released in 1994 when it was a great year for movies. And 300 would have been better had it been historically accurate. But I agree with Prudence, can't vote with Taxi Driver being on here.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 28 4:48
Amen! Though as a shallow female, I wasn't exactly watching 300 for its historical accuracy per se. :)
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jul 27 13:30
I like Dark Knight, but I agree with all the rest, so you get my vote... Plus your comments are hilarious!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Jan 13 21:12
While I've only seen 9 of the 12 here, all these movies are rated between 6-8 on Listal/IMDB. Those are average ratings for good-to-great movies.

300 wasn't supposed to be historically accurate, just entertainment but just how much armor do you suppose they actually wore back then?

As for Forrest Gump winning Best Picture Oscar, I could argue that there have been many chosen for that award that did not deserve it. Yet I found it to be quite good.

Titanic being the highest grossing movie until 2010 pretty much speaks to the validity of it's own rating.

With regards to Rocky, yeah, it's a simple story of the underdog who triumphs but it's very well done. Like you, I found the sequels less than appealing, except for the very last which I found good (but not great).

I viewed Da Vinci Code as a fantasy (even the conspiracy) and thought it was a very entertaining and engaging film which offered up an interesting story and a cast of actors that all delivered.

The Birds is actually my favorite Hitchcock film, so I have to argue that point. I actually can't think of one of his films that I did not like but that one is my favorite.

I do find The Dark Knight and Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be a bit overrated, as well as Ledger's performance of The Joker. Both are 7/10 star films, imo and the only reason I give TCM that much is the simple fact of when it was made and the impact it made on the genre; when viewed as a stand-alone film, TCM is probably a 6 of 10. I do get sick of hearing that DK is the best thing ever made and Heath's performance the greatest of all time (which is utter bull).

Still, it's only my own opinion as this is yours...and I'm rambling. Sorry for that, but I do love to talk about movies.

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