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Favourite films of 2004

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  1. oxygenuk

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    What are your favourites of 2004, can include cinema releases (not out on dvd in 2004) and dvd releases, list however many you like im gonna list a efw as i can only really think of a few highlights of 2004

    not in any order but:

    alien vs predator
    shrek 2
    the grudge (remake)
     
  2. Gorshin

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    :nono: Pretty trashy
     
  3. oxygenuk

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    AVP and The Grudge!?!?!?! :eek:

    You sure this isn't meant to be a worst of 2004 list you're looking for?
     
  5. Kopite4Ever

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    AVP is absolute tripe imo ! a disgrace to the original films on both parties even Alien 4 was better !

    as for some of my favs gotta be LOTR : ROTK (seen in jan)
    collateral
    Bourne supremacy
    spiderman 2
    Kill Bill

    as for dvd release's of 2004 gotta be : ROTK EE & The Star Wars Trilogy
     
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    For me Collateral and Spider-man 2.
     
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    avp was entertaining. kill bill = over rated imo. 2 is much better. Back to the question = Lost in Translation / Bourne / Spiderman 2 / Incredibles / collateral.
     
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    almost forgot day of the dead remake directors cut - brilliant film
     
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    me again, sorry. Just saw the trailer for Hellboy - that was very good also. Loved the nazi assassin guy but slightly too much cgi. Worth buying on DVD
     
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    Collateral
    Beyond The Sea

    All the rest were crap.
     
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    Collateral seems to have got the thumbs up from quite a few people. It didn't appeal enough for me to make the effort to watch it at the time, but think I might do now :smashin:

    Oh and LOTR has to be the best last year.
     
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    DO you mean 'dawn of the dead'?

    Finally got around to watching this the other day and enjoyed it, does the directors cut differ much?
     
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    I thought it was a bad year for films myself...me and the mrs go at least once a week and often came away disappointed.

    shaun of the dead was great. :thumbsup:

    quite enjoyed Man on Fire (Denzel Washington) and Bourne Supremacy

    Phanton of the Opera is good if you enjoy it in the theatre.

    Spiderman 2 and Collateral were major disappointments for me.
     
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    My top 10 of 2004

    1. Oldboy / Dogville (tie)
    3. Garden State
    4. Collateral
    5. Hero
    6. American Splendor
    7. Motorcycle Diaries
    8. Anchorman
    9. Shaun of the Dead
    10. Dawn of the Dead


    Biggest surprise: I, Robot (never thought i'd see even an "average" movie staring Will Smith, surprised to find a quite good one!)

    Biggest disappointment: Kill Bill vol.2 (possibly my most disappointing cinema experience ever. Not the worst film of the year, but I loved vol.1 so much)

    Special mention: Code 46 and Northfork. Not everybody's cup of tea but something different if you want to catch up on some films missed last year. I found both to have a stunning "feel" to them, two of the most beautiful films visualy (esp Northfork) with amazing scores / soundtracks (Code 46 my fav of the year). When a film has that effect on me I can overlook its flaws and admire there ambition. That same something I found missing from Lost in Translation and Eternal Sunshine... Not bad films I just couldn't connect.

    (EDIT) Whoops, forgot Hero (Watched on DVD not the cinema, Sorry Man on Fire :( )
     
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    shaun of the dead,best film for me by far,then collateral,spidey 2,bourne supremacy.
     
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    Collateral
    Spider-Man 2
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Dodgeball
    Anchorman
     
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    Shaun of the Dead
    The Bourne Supremacy
    American Splendor
    The Incredibles

    Were the films I enjoyed most in the Cinema in 2004 :). I wouldn't describe myself as very cultured in my cinema- I like to go and see a "big screen" excercise and then watch more cerebral stuff at home but American Splendor was the exception and I thought it was great.

    Mention must also go to Van Helsing as the film I enjoyed least in 2004.
     
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    Missed collateral, wish I'd seen it now, same with Man On Fire.

    For me I really liked Bourne Supremacy and Zatoichi
     
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    Very diplomatic :D
     
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    Best in no particular order

    Collateral
    Oldboy
    Saw
    Dodgeball
    2046

    Worst

    Team America utter sh@te
    Open water
    AVP
    Anaconda 2
    Alexander

    Disappointments

    House of Flying Daggers
     
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    2046 was good, but I think it will take me 2 or 3 times to really "get" it. I didn't like Shaun Of The Dead at all, watched it for the first time last night, me and the missus hardly laughed at all!

    I loved House Of Flying Daggers though.
     
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    Best of 2004?

    That's a tough call, 'Worst' would be a LOT easier.

    Can only think of Shrek 2, which is also the only 'current title' I bought on DVD in 2004....It was THAT bad!
     
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    i agree with Kevo - 2004 sucked!
    very little to enjoy. bourne supremacy maybe the only exception.

    thought most of the big block busters were awful, like spiderman 2.

    Whats due out in 2005 for us to look forward to?
     
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    Best film has to go to Mean Girls, followed by Spiderman 2

    Best DVD would have been Star Wars, but the audio on episode 4 is terrible so will give to Clerks X and Daredevil directors cut

    Best TV Series Alias season 3 and Smallville season 3 - but Angel Season 5 did go out with a bang!!!
     
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    I would consider 2004 as one of the most successful years for quality films. Perhaps I'm easily pleased but heres my list which I saw a the magic lantern house this year:

    21 Grams
    Bad Education
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Collateral
    Dodgeball
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Fahrenheit 911
    Finding Neverland
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Hero
    House of Flying Daggers
    The Incredibles
    Infernal Affairs
    Kill Bill Vol 2
    The Last Samurai
    Lost in Translation
    Man on Fire
    The Missing
    Monster
    Motorcycle Diaries
    Oldboy
    Open Range
    Shaun of the Dead
    Shrek 2
    Spiderman 2
    The Station Agent
    Super Size Me
    The Twilight Samurai
    Zatoichi
     
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    You could be right!!
     

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