It's embarrassing how few films I've seen from today's picks. Of the one's I saw:
- Love the Speed Racer pick, nooj. What Matrix is to me, Racer is to you.
- Laughed hard during Tropic Thunder in the theater, but haven't revisited. I think it'll hold up. The cast is solid, and while the jokes ebb and flow I agree with folks who say it tilts way more on the positive side.
- I wanted to like Away We Go, and there is much to like it in. But I just couldn't get past the premise. How does this couple not have any friends that they have to travel the country to get advice from crazy, fucked up people? It just seemed so random, and the crazy families seemed crazy for the sake of the movie. I really did like Rudolph and Krasanski in it though.
- I didn't hate 500 Days, but I didn't love it either. It felt like a one and done. Really the only part I really dug was the split screen where he imagines what would happen at the party juxtaposed with what actually happens. That was kind of genius. I'm curious if your last pick is a particular film that folks either love or hate. I'm on the love side, so I hope you go there.
Originally Posted by Bailey
There were films I thought were a little bit better than The Headless Woman remaining, but I'm trying to draft films representative of what the decade of movies meant to me, and this one checks off a couple boxes. First, Latin American cinema was something I had never really watched before, but then the three amigos Cuaron, del Toro, and Inarritu burst onto the scene, and I started watching a little bit of it. One of my favorite directors that this led me to is Lucrecia Martel, who is just brilliant. The second box it checks off is female directors, another group I had previously neglected, but which displayed a ton of talent in the last ten years. Coppola, Ramsay, Martel, Bigelow, Lynne Shelton, Kelly Reichardt, etc... it was a great decade for women filmmakers.
If you haven't seen Pedro Almodovar's stuff, get on it. I think I've drafted him in every eligible draft, which is why i didn't pick one of his films this time. But believe me, he has several eligible films that are strong 1st or 2nd rounders. Ditto Sophia Coppola. I know many Chewers tire of her, but I can't get enough. Again, as she is always a staple in my drafts, I'm going in a different direction. But know in my heart she's the bees knees.
Originally Posted by Ratty
Given the love for it on here, I'm actually shocked SPEED RACER didn't go until second group of Round 4. It's probably one of the biggest "HOLYSHITTHATWASACTUALLYGREAT!" movies of the decade.
Everyone knew it was nooj's. You just don't steal something that meaningful from a person.
Originally Posted by Erix
I see that this round is bringing a lot of personal favorites that may or may not be genuinely classic films. That's not intended as snobbery. It's just an observation.
Just wait until next round!
Originally Posted by yt
Other than Idiocracy, I think Tropic Thunder is funnier and more of a classic than any of the other comedies mentioned so far, so when you talk about the decade's "signature comedies," I think Tropic Thunder has to be in there. That's just me though.
What?! I think Tropic Thunder is funny, but a signature comedy? More crazy talk. What is going on in this draft? People have lost their minds!