The Noughties Film Draft

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Panfilo, May 5, 2014.

  1. Panfilo

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    The Draft Order:
    1. Spejic
    2. Boogie_Down
    3. Quango
    4. Belgian Guy
    5. afgrijselijkheid
    6. frasermc
    7. Panfilo
    8. StiltonFC
    9. billyireland
    10. usry723
    11. Dr. Phil

    Those wishing to be a part of the draft still have until the end of the first round to join. Remember though that you will end up being last in the draft order.

    In the sign up thread the question of whether mini series could be included popped up. The answer is No.

    What constitutes a film?

    I'm not one of those who say that it has to have been shown first in theaters to be called a film. Plenty of films were first released on TV then got shown in cinemas. As long as it was shown in theaters at one point I'll consider it a film.

    Rules

    10 Rounds
    12 hour windows
    Please let the person that follows you know that they are on the clock.


    The clock will start at 12pm et today the fifth of May. Or at the time Speijic makes his first pick if earlier.


  2. Boogie_Down

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    Nice draft order. I'm pumped.
  3. usry723

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    I disagree. This is the Emile Heskey of draft orders.

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  4. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

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    You are so right. Putting me first is an unimaginable gaffe. I'm the comic relief in the middle of the order. Now I have to set the tone for the whole game.


  5. Boogie_Down

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    Let's do this. You make an obscure pick and then I swoop in with the glory. :D
  6. Panfilo

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    Seriously start this thing Spejic
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    spejic Cautionary example

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    Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)

    The story of the Rote Armee Fraktion, a far left wing terrorist group active in West Germany in the late 1960's and 1970's. The film is extremely visceral and immediate, with the action and style and look and even the lighting drawing you in to the time and place.


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    No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

    @Quango
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  9. Panfilo

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    Thoughts

    spejic - (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) You were not playing when you said that you were comic relief. j/k I like the film and wasn't surprised it was selected in this draft. But first pick overall...

    Boogie_down - No Country for Old Men The only Coen Brothers film I really like. I can't knock it. Its a masterpiece
  10. Boogie_Down

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    I'm happy with my pick. I didn't think I would have the chance to select No Country. I figured I would need a high pick to select it. Maybe I'm just a homer for the Coen Brothers though. I'm curious how the rest of the round will turn out.
  11. Belgian guy

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    No Country was on my list but it probably wasn't going to be one of my first five or six picks, unless things got really crazy and my long list got utterly raided. Which isn't entirely impossible, I guess.
  12. Dr.Phil

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    Ya but would have never lasted the long
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    I'm curious how long do you think it would have lasted? For some reason I thought it and another film would be top picks.
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    I assumed top 5 with 1 or 2 being likely
  15. Belgian guy

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    I honestly have no idea what movies will do well here, so I don't have a real strategy in terms of the order of my picks. It's a very hard draft to predict in terms of order.
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  16. Belgian guy

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    Really? Interesting. I honestly wouldn't associate NCFOM with the very apex of the era.
    I loved the novel and thought the adaptation was very well done.
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    I dont rate the movie as most. It is regarded and talked about though so had a feeling it would go high
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    I'm so scared my movie will get picked before my first turn. With all the different tastes here, I can't judge it.
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    Children of Men ~ A. Cuaron (2006)

    I love this movie. Cuaron creates a brilliantly realistic dystopia. Visually, it is stunning. The sets are incredibly bleak and set the tone without a lot of unneeded exposition. A lot gets made of the long, tracking shots, which are terrific, but I think that attention maybe takes away from the other strengths of the film. The film doesn't fall into the trap of making its protagonist into some sort of superhero that sometimes derails dystopian films. Clive Owen's Theo is pretty much a hapless bystander to the violence surrounding him. He never fires a gun and only commits a couple minor acts of violence in last ditch efforts of self-defense. He's pretty much terrified and desperate throughout the film.

    @Belgian guy - You're Up.
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    Solid pick. I have to scratch it off my list.
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    Spoilers in scene, but... the car scene.
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    I am in.
  23. Belgian guy

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    With my first choice, I choose:

    Up (2009)

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    The dialogue-less montage might be the very best thing put on film in both animation and real-life action during this decade. The rest of the feature is so unbelievably charming and at times, incredibly moving.

    @afgrijselijkheid is up!
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    You. Bastard! I was hoping to snag that after a few rounds have gone by.
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    Round 1, pick 5...

    The Incredibles (2004)
    Two Oscars, including Best Animated Feature


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    While this is not necessarily my favorite movie of the decade, it is what I would consider to be easily the best in a category from which I need one pick made: animated films. With other genres offering me more preferred choices to tick their boxes, The Incredibles moves up to fill a need. Of course, no one should feel sorry about this strategic maneuver, because everything about the movie stands heroically on its own. I mean, what else could you possibly ask from it? It is a highly clever unfold that sets the scene and it is all thrills and comedy from there. The movie looks as lush as can be, and at the time it represented an amazing leap in detail by Pixar. The other details on the edge of the story are also lush: You mean we get cartoon Sam Jackson? And the sexy voice of Elizabeth Pena? And the awesome Sarah Vowell doing her only film appearance? All scenes with Edna and her home studio? Hauling super heroes to court? A super nagged by the wife until his shoulders slump to his waist? The belabored federal employee and Dash making his teacher lose his marbles? The island?! Wallace Shawn!?! I dunno what I did right to deserve it all, but count me in!! I also loveloveLOVE there are no insufferably omnipresent power artist songs to attack the charts dripping with syrup overload, no need to reach down into your very soul with some overreaching emotion or message for the sake of it. Everything you see and hear brings something to the table, there is not a wasted granule of salt on this lean, mean and tasty dish. It would be hard to nitpick a flaw even after scads of viewings, and if you absolutely had to go and do it, I would ask who it was in life that hurt you so bad. This popcorn movie of the highest order came to kick ass and, on a related note, is all out of gum. To me, no other animated movie in the decade can match it.




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