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#41 Ryan H.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:59 AM

It would be very easy at this point to be lazy and dig up a bunch of reviews that show you why The Sixth Sense is God's gift to mankind

And vice versa. As the Metacritic page shows, THE SIXTH SENSE received its fare share of mixed/negative reviews.

If you don't cry when Marisa Tomei chokes out the question to which her mother's ghost answered "Every day," you have no soul.

Guilty as charged.

Edited by Ryan H., 27 January 2011 - 08:59 AM.


#42 Thom Wade

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:11 AM

Really, doesn't film criticism require a bit of soulessness and a joy in destroying hopes and dreams? ;)

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:18 AM

If you don't cry when Marisa Tomei chokes out the question to which her mother's ghost answered "Every day," you have no soul.


I didn't. But that's because it's poor, under-valued Toni Collette, not Marisa Tomei.

But when Toni Collette asks, yeah, it got a little dusty in the theatre.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:21 AM

Marisa Tomei and her mom were in The Sixth Sense? I don't remember that.


If you don't cry when Marisa Tomei chokes out the question to which her mother's ghost answered "Every day," you have no soul.


I didn't. But that's because it's poor, under-valued Toni Collette, not Marisa Tomei.

But when Toni Collette asks, yeah, it got a little dusty in the theatre.

Oh, OK. Thanks for clearing that up, Mr. Anders.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:33 AM

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#46 Jason Panella

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:39 AM

I gotta say, I echo Scott's lament that The Devil's Backbone didn't make it higher on the list. As far as pure ghost stories go, it's one of my favorite. (I'd argue that Curse of the Cat People should be up there too, but there's the debate whether it actually involves ghosts or not...)

#47 Ryan H.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

I didn't really find THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE all that inspiring the one time I saw it, but I do need to give it another viewing.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:24 PM

I gave The Devil's Backbone a three, and The Curse of the Cat People a one. If there were negative scores for the latter, I'd have chosen that instead.

#49 Jason Panella

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:26 PM

I gave The Devil's Backbone a three, and The Curse of the Cat People a one. If there were negative scores for the latter, I'd have chosen that instead.



I'm surprised you even watched Curse of the Cat People, with your dislike of Cat People. You must love pain (well, given that you're a von Trier fan....) ;)

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:31 PM


I gave The Devil's Backbone a three, and The Curse of the Cat People a one. If there were negative scores for the latter, I'd have chosen that instead.



I'm surprised you even watched Curse of the Cat People, with your dislike of Cat People. You must love pain (well, given that you're a von Trier fan....)

They were both on the same disc, and I'm a completist -- when I have the time to be. Right now I do, and I am trying to figure out a way to get disc number two of the Frankenstein five movie DVD from Netflix, which they apparently do not have.

I have to be honest that I would normally give TCotCP a 2/5, but for the purposes of our horror list, I gave it a one.

#51 Jason Panella

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

I have to be honest that I would normally give TCotCP a 2/5, but for the purposes of our horror list, I gave it a one.



I agree, actually, re: the list. Curse is much less of a traditional horror film than Cat People. In fact, I might just say it's a drama with possible ghosty activity.

Edited by Jason Panella, 27 January 2011 - 01:34 PM.


#52 Ryan H.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

CAT PEOPLE and CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE are snoozefests.

#53 Jason Panella

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:42 PM

CAT PEOPLE and CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE are snoozefests.


Well, to you. Your declarative statements are becoming pretty charming, I must say.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:46 PM

Tyler, you've got Freaks. Thanks.

Do you guys mind moving this discussion over to the list thread? I'm trying to keep this thread for volunteering only. I'm having trouble moving posts over there, though. I will keep trying.

#55 Jason Panella

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:48 PM

Tyler, you've got Freaks. Thanks.

Do you guys mind moving this discussion over to the list thread? I'm trying to keep this thread for volunteering only. I'm having trouble moving posts over there, though. I will keep trying.



Sorry, Anna! I keep losing track of which thread is which.

#56 David Smedberg

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:49 PM


CAT PEOPLE and CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE are snoozefests.


Well, to you. Your declarative statements are becoming pretty charming, I must say.

Hehe... :) maybe about 1,000 ago.

#57 J.A.A. Purves

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:07 PM

We need volunteers willing to write brief, 2-3 sentence (NOT 2-3 paragraph) blurbs about A&F's first Top 20 list.

7 Psycho (1960)
12 The Shining (1980)
13 Repulsion (1965)
16 The Haunting (1963)
17 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
22 Dracula (1931)

... Blurbs are due February 4.

SIX films left!

I'm ashamed to say I've only seen Psycho, The Shining and Dracula and that I'd be hard pressed to explain their spiritual significance. I guess I could try to take Dracula if no one else can do better.

So ... who nominated (and voted for) these six that are left?

#58 Scott Derrickson

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:51 PM

Where to do we send the blurbs?

#59 Ryan H.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:00 PM

7 Psycho (1960)
12 The Shining (1980)
13 Repulsion (1965)

I'll take these.

#60 Tyler

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:32 PM

Where to do we send the blurbs?


Send them to Anna in a personal message. (When you go to her profile page--get there by clicking on her username on any of her posts--there's a "send me a message" link right under her profile picture.)