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Old 08-17-2012, 07:30 PM
Top Films of the Millenium

After the top 10 the ranking is a little iffy, but in a relatively preferred order:

1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
2. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
3. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
4. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
5. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
6. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
7. No Country for Old Men (The Coen Brothers, 2007)
8. In the Bedroom (Todd Field, 2001)
9. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
10. Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)
11. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003)
12. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
13. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
14. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
15. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
16. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
17. A Serious Man (The Coen Brothers, 2009)
18. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011)
19. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
20. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009)
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
22. Into the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)
23. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
24. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002)
25. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010)
26. Frailty (Bill Paxton, 2001)
27. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
28. Signs (M. Night Shyamalan, 2002)
29. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
30. Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
31. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008)
32. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
33. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
34. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
35. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
36. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)
37. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
38. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
39. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
40. 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2003)
41. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
42. Lilya 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson, 2002)
43. Matchstick Men (Ridley Scott, 2003)
44. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002)
45. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
46. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
47. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011)
48. House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman, 2003)
49. Little Children (Todd Field, 2006)
50. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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8. In the Bedroom (Todd Field, 2001)
16. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
17. A Serious Man (The Coen Brothers, 2009)
28. Signs (M. Night Shyamalan, 2002)
42. Lilya 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson, 2002)
Like the whole list, and LOVE those picks. Lilya's very near the top for me... I'll have to think about it and get back to you with a list. But again, I love that you singled out those listed above.

Also... maybe it was a bit top-heavy, but was '07 a great year or what? I mean, 4 of your top 7!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:18 PM
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Like the whole list, and LOVE those picks. Lilya's very near the top for me... I'll have to think about it and get back to you with a list. But again, I love that you singled out those listed above.

Also... maybe it was a bit top-heavy, but was '07 a great year or what? I mean, 4 of your top 7!
I've only seen Lilya once, so I imagine it will go even higher with re-watches. It's kind of like Requiem for a Dream in that on the first watch it is so overwhelming that you don't entirely know what to make of it, but you know it's something special. I look forward to seeing it again in the near future. I'm also glad that there is a fellow Signs fan on here. Love that movie.

And yes, 2007 was incredible. From September to December, it seemed like each month gave us one or two modern classics.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:50 PM
I only feel like doing a top thirty list, so apologies for not having fifty. Too much for me.

01. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick | 2011)
02. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola | 2003)
03. WALL•E (Andrew Stanton | 2008)
04. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright | 2004)
05. Four Lions (Chris Morris | 2010)
06. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan | 2008)
07. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn | 2011)
08. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino | 2009)
09. Warrior (Gavin O'Connor | 2011)
10. Memento (Christopher Nolan | 2001)
11. The Departed (Martin Scorsese | 2006)
12. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet | 2007)
13. A Serious Man (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | 2009)
14. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zietlin | 2012)
15. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood | 2003)
16. The Pianist (Roman Polanski | 2002)
17. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow | 2009)
18. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky | 2008)
19. The Social Network (David Fincher | 2010)
20. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius | 2011)
21. No Country For Old Men (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | 2007)
22. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Peter Jackson | 2001, 2002, 2003)
23. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols | 2011)
24. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton | 2003)
25. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | 2006)
26. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky | 2010)
27. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright | 2010)
28. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black | 2005)
29. The King's Speech (Tom Hooper | 2010)
30. Ratatouille (Brad Bird | 2007)

Honorable mention: Mulholland Drive (David Lynch | 2001)
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:54 PM
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I only feel like doing a top thirty list, so apologies for not having fifty. Too much for me.
Oh no worries. Feel free to do 10 if you want. My honorable mentions list just kept going on and on so I just rolled with it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:05 PM
1. The Lord of the Rings-2001-2003
2. There will be blood-2007
3. The Dark Knight-2008
4. Toy Story 3-2010
5. Finding Nemo-2003
6. Incredibles-2004
7. Social Network-2010
8. Pan's Labyrth-2006
9. The Departed-2006
10. Inglourous Basterds-2009
11. Ratatouille-2007
12. Letters of Iwa Jima-2006
13. Spider-man 2-2004
14. The Fighter-2010
15. Up-2009
16. The Wrestler-2008
17. Gran Torino-2008
18. Star Trek-2009
19. Children of Men-2006
20. Bourne Utlimatium-2007
21. Inception-2010
22. Little Miss sunshine-2006
23. The Pianist-2002
24. Spider-man-2002
25. Harry Potter and Deathly Hollows 2-2011
26. Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban-2004
27. No country for old men-2007
28. Sweeney Todd-2007
29. Ben. Button-2008
30. Almost Famous-2000
31. Zodiac-2007
32. True Grit-2010
33. Wall-e-2008
34. Iron man-2008
35. Superbad-2007
36. District 9-2009
37. Shrek-2001
38. Hairspray-2007
39. Michael Clayton-2007
40. Pirates of the Caribbean-2003
41. Hugo-2011
42. Remember the Titans-2000
43. avengers-2012
44. The Dark Knight Rises-2012
45. Batman Begins-2005
46. Shutter Island-2010
47. 127 Hrs-2010
48. The Bourne Supremacy-2005
49. The Last samurai-2003
50. Harry Potter and the half blood prince-2009

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:51 PM
Top 25

1. Children of Men
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. There Will Be Blood
4. Requiem for a Dream
5. Almost Famous
6. No Country for Old Men
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8. Kill Bill (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2)
9. The Dark Knight
10. Munich
11. Gangs of New York
12. Minority Report
13. Black Swan
14. 21 Grams
15. City of God
16. The Aviator
17. Inglourious Basterds
18. The Incredibles
19. Shaun of the Dead
20. Amores Perros
21. The Departed
22. Adaptation.
23. Mystic River
24. Mulholland Drive
25. Good Night, and Good Luck
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:28 AM
top 50:

1. Almost Famous
2. Cast Away
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
5. Road to Perdition
6. Lost in Translation
7. Rachel Getting Married
8. Up
9. The Departed
10. Memento

11. Minority Report
12. The Last Samurai
13. The Dark Knight
14. Gladiator
15. Moulin Rouge!
16. V for Vendetta
17. Wonder Boys
18. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
19. Gangs of New York
20. Unbreakable

21. Antwone Fisher
22. Life of Pi
23. Identity
24. Source Code
25. Speed Racer
26. The Grey
27. 25th Hour
28. The Girl Next Door
29. Mystic River
30. The Grey

31. War Horse
32. Black Swan
33. Hugo
34. We Bought a Zoo
35. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
36. Seabiscuit
37. Cinderella Man
38. The Cell
39. Chicago
40. The Aviator

41. Lord of War
42. World Trade Center
43. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
44. Insomnia
45. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
46. Thirteen Days
47. Batman Begins
48. Looper
49. Kingdom of Heaven
50. Traffic

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:25 AM
1 Match Point
2 Black Swan
3 The Others
4 The Other Boleyn Girl
5 Girl with a Pearl Earring
6 Frida
7 Machuca
8 Dancer in the Dark
9 Small Time Crooks
10 The House of Mirth
11 Kill Bill
12 Swimming Pool
13 The Prestige
14 Scoop
15 La Tourneuse de pages (The Page Turner)
16 Little Children
17 V for Vendetta
18 Boot Camp
19 Tamara Drewe
20 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
21 Nathalie...
22 Monster's Ball
23 Femme Fatale
24 My Summer of Love
25 Mean Girls
26 Desert Flower
27 The Duchess
28 Mulholland Dr.
29 Lost and Delirious
30 Serendipity
31 Charlie's Angels
32 8 femmes
33 Miss Congeniality
34 High Fidelity
35 A Dangerous Method
36 Heartbreakers
37 S1m0ne
38 Killing Me Softly
39 Neverwas
40 Legally Blonde
41 Dogville
42 Just Like Heaven
43 Blue Crush
44 White Oleander
45 La Vie en rose
46 Der Baader Meinhof Complex
47 Ice Princess
48 Speak
49 Mini's First Time
50 Confessions of a Shopaholic
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:11 AM

Not to sound too nitpicky but are we making lists of the top films of the millennium or the top films of the 2000s?
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:17 PM
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Not to sound too nitpicky but are we making lists of the top films of the millennium or the top films of the 2000s?
Strictly spoken the millennium is 2001 - 2012, but I think everybody included films of 2000 - 2012.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:03 PM
1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
2. The Dark Knight
3. Kill Bill
4. Animal Kingdom
5. Million Dollar Baby
6. The Passion Of The Christ
7. Zodiac
8. Moulin Rouge
9. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
10. Donnie Darko
11. Gladiator
12. United 93
13. The Descent
14. Almost Famous
15. Let The Right One In
16. No Country For Old Men
17. Spider-Man 2
18. Wolf Creek
19. Inception
20. Shaun Of The Dead
21. Sin City
22. Drive
23. Watchmen
24. The Departed
25. Into The Wild
26. Signs
27. Mystic River
28. The Social Network
29. The Wrestler
30. Dancer In The Dark
31. Adaptation
32. Letters From Iwo Jima
33. The Descendants
34. Children Of Men
35. Inglourious Basterds
36. The Tree Of Life
37. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
38. Pan's Labyrinth
39. There Will Be Blood
40. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
41. Memento
42. District 9
43. Take Shelter
44. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
45. Brokeback Mountain
46. Up In The Air
47. The Hurt Locker
48. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
49. Milk
50. Gangs Of New York

I've decided not to include any films from 2012 until I know what my official top 10 are for that year.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:25 PM
A few off the top of my head. And in no particular order...

Gladiator
No Country For Old Men
Signs
The Dark Knight
Sunshine
The Passion of the Christ
The Descent
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Wolf Creek
The Avengers
V for Vendetta
Unbreakable
The Last Samurai
District 9
The Departed
There Will Be Blood
Wall-E
Kickass
Drive
Shaun of the Dead
Million Dollar Baby
Kill Bill-Vol 1
Immortals
Cloverfield
Road to Perdition
Toy Story 3
Master and Commander
Minority Report
Children of Men
Oldboy
The Hurt Locker
Open Range
Castaway
Apocalypto
A History of Violence
28 Days Later
Sin City
Moon
Crash
Black Hawk Down
Requiem for a Dream
Training Day
Kingdom of Heaven
King Kong

I got more. So, I might post them later.

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:14 AM
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Not to sound too nitpicky but are we making lists of the top films of the millennium or the top films of the 2000s?
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5. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
9. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
38. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
45. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
46. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Cardinal year names



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Old 08-19-2012, 01:21 AM
BTW, if you are going by US release dates then Memento is a 2001 movie.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:30 AM
Well aren't we just a nitpicky bunch. It was released in the UK in 2000 and had many screenings in the US in 2000, so I'll stick with 2000.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:49 PM
just a list of my personal favs

1. 25th Hour
2. Drive
3. Zodiac
4. The Dark Knight
5. Moon
6. Gangs of New York
7. The Social Network
8. No Country For Old Men
9. Sin City
10. The Wrestler

I'll add some more later..

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:54 PM
Holy crap this was hard.

Subject to change, but here we go:

1. No Country for Old Men
2. 25th Hour
3. Lilya 4-Ever
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Junebug
6. Leaves of Grass
7. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
8. le Fils
9. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
10. Junebug
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:46 PM
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Holy crap this was hard.

Subject to change, but here we go:

1. No Country for Old Men
2. 25th Hour
3. Lilya 4-Ever
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Junebug
6. Leaves of Grass
7. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
8. le Fils
9. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
10. Junebug

You must really love Junebug.

Nice to see the 25th Hour love. It will rank high on my list too when I get it put together.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:44 AM
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You must really love Junebug..
Ha. My bad, nice catch. Revised:

Quote:
1. No Country for Old Men
2. 25th Hour
3. Lilya 4-Ever
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Junebug
6. Leaves of Grass
7. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
8. le Fils
9. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
10. A Serious Man
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:34 AM
This is a long list. I couldn't help myself.

The first 50 are ranked. The rest could be all considered tied for 51st place and they're in alphabetical order.
  1. Yi Yi: A One And A Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
  2. Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004)
  3. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
  4. The Band's Visit (Eran Kolirin, 2007)
  5. The Class (Laurent Cantent, 2008)
  6. Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008)
  7. The Man On The Train (Patrice Leconte, 2002)
  8. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
  9. A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin, 2008)
  10. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
  11. City Of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002)
  12. In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
  13. The Hidden Blade (Yoji Yamada, 2004)
  14. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
  15. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
  16. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
  17. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)
  18. The King Of Kong: A Fist Full Of Quarters (Seth Gordon, 2007)
  19. Kings & Queen (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004)
  20. Breaking News (Johnnie To, 2004)
  21. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
  22. Memories Of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
  23. Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2009)
  24. The Fall (Tarsem Singh, 2006)
  25. Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assad, 2005)
  26. The Twilight Samurai (Yoji Yamada, 2002)
  27. The Son (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 2002)
  28. 35 Shots Of Rum (Claire Denis, 2008)
  29. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
  30. Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (Peter Weir, 2003)
  31. Cache (Michael Haneke, 2005)
  32. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003)
  33. Kontroll (Nimrod Antal, 2003)
  34. Goodbye Solo (Ramin Bahrani, 2008)
  35. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)
  36. 12:08 East Of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006)
  37. Into The Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)
  38. The Return (Andrey Zyvagintsev, 2003)
  39. 3-Iron (Kim Ki-duk, 2004)
  40. Once (John Carney, 2006)
  41. Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007)
  42. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
  43. The Lives Of Others (Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck, 2006)
  44. The Good The Bad The Weird (Kim Jee-woon, 2008)
  45. Wendy And Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)
  46. Festival Express (Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich, 2003)
  47. Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2000)
  48. Chop Shop (Ramin Bahrani, 2007)
  49. Amores Perros (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2000)
  50. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)

And here are the rest.

8 Women (Francois Ozon, 2002)
4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (Cristian Mungui, 2007)
2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004)
After The Wedding (Susanne Bier, 2006)
Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
American Splendor (Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman, 2003)
Animal Kingdom (David Michod, 2010)
Away From Her (Sarah Polley, 2007)
Ballast (Lance Hammer, 2008)
The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand, 2003)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard, 2005)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000)
Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
Brothers (Susanne Bier, 2004)
Bus 174 (Jose Padilha, 2002)
Capturing The Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
The Circle (Jafar Panahi, 2000)
City Of Life And Death (Lu Chuan, 2009)
C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallee, 2005)
Crazy Love (Dan Klores, Fisher Stevens, 2007)
Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, 2003)
The Crimson Rivers (Mathieu Kassovitz, 2000)
Days Of Glory (Rachid Bouchareb, 2006)
The Deep End (Scott McGehee, David Siegel, 2001)
The Dish (Rob Sitch, 2000)
The Door In The Floor (Tod Williams, 2004)
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
Duck Season (Fernando Eimbcke, 2004)
Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003)
Exiled (Johnnie To, 2006)
Exit Through The Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010)
Find Me Guilty (Sidney Lumet, 2006)
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2010)
Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, 2008)
Fulltime Killer (Johnnie To, Wai Fa-Kai, 2001)
George Washington (David Gordon Green, 2000)
Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, 2007)
Goodbye Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker, 2003)
The Good Shepherd (Robert De Niro, 2006)
Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, 2008)
Hidalgo (Joe Johnston, 2004)
A History Of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
Honeydripper (John Sayles, 2007)
The Host (Bong Joon-ho, 2006)
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Mike Hodges, 2004)
In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008)
In The Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
Intimate Strangers (Patrice Leconte, 2004)
The Intruder (Claire Denis, 2004)
Invincible (Werner Herzog, 2001)
Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2001)
The Kid Stays In The Picture (Brett Morgen, Nanette Burstein, 2002)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
Lantana (Ray Lawrence, 2001)
L'Enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 2005)
Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2006)
Life Without Principle (Johnnie To, 2011)
Little Fish (Rowan Woods, 2005)
Look Both Ways (Sarah Watt, 2005)
The Lookout (Scott Frank, 2007)
The Man Without A Past (Aki Kaurismaki, 2002)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
Mother (Bong Joon-ho, 2009)
The Motorcyle Diaries (Walter Salles, 2004)
Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan, 2004)
My Best Friend (Patrice Leconte, 2006)
No One Knows About Persian Cats (Bahman Ghobadi, 2009)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2000)
Offside (Jafar Panahi, 2006)
Off The Map (Campbell Scott, 2003)
Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
Open Range (Kevin Costner, 2003)
Owning Mahowny (Richard Kwientniowski, 2003)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillerma del Toro, 2006)
Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, 2007)
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)
The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)
The Pledge (Sean Penn, 2001)
Private Fears In Public Places (Alain Resnais, 2006)
A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
PTU: Police Tactical Unit (Johnnie To, 2003)
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
Read My Lips (Jacques Audiard, 2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
The Secret Life Of Words (Isabel Coixet, 2005)
Session 9 (Brad Anderson, 2001)
Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols, 2007)
The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
Spartan (David Mamet, 2004)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, 2008)
Sweet Land (Ali Selim, 2006)
Swimming Pool (Francois Ozon, 2003)
The Tao Of Steve (Jenniphr Goodman, 2000)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones, 2005)
A Time For Drunken Horses (Bahman Ghobadi, 2000)
Time Out (Laurent Cantent, 2001)
Touching The Void (Kevin MacDonald, 2003)
The Triplets Of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
Trollhunter (Andre Ovredal, 2010)
Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi, 2004)
Vengeance (Johnnie To, 2009)
Vital (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2004)
The Widow Of Saint-Pierre (Patrice Leconte, 2000)
Win Win (Thomas McCarthy, 2011)
Zemsja The Revenge (Andrzej Wadja, 2002)

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:37 AM
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Well aren't we just a nitpicky bunch. It was released in the UK in 2000 and had many screenings in the US in 2000, so I'll stick with 2000.
If you are going by the UK release then yes it's a 2000 movie. However, the several screenings in 2000 in the US don't really count because they are festival screenings. At least, IMO.

Don't mean to be a pain in the ass. Just thought I'd point that out!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:21 PM
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
2. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins, 2000)
3. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
4. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)
5. A.I. (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
6. Gerry (Gus Van Sant, 2002)
7. The Village (M. Night Shyamalan, 2004)
8. Platform (Jia Zhang Ke, 2000)
9. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
10. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon Ho, 2003)
11. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
12. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
13. The Princess and the Warrior (Tom Tykwer, 2001)
14. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)
15. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
16. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
17. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2001)
18. Palindromes (Todd Solondz, 2005)
19. The Banishment (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2007)
20. Martyrs (Pascal Laugier, 2008)
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:56 AM

Can't believe I forgot about No Country For Old Men. Thats definitely in my top 10 (which would knock out In the Bedroom)

Also, great to see a lot of love for 25th Hour.

And as far my favorite horror film goes, I'd say hands down The Descent.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:04 PM
My Top 50 Films (2000-present)

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
4. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
5. Into the Wild (2007)
6. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
7. Crash (2005)
8. The Prestige (2006)
9. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
10. The Dark Knight (2008)

11. Sunshine (2007)
12. Inception (2010)
13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
14. The Departed (2006)
15. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
16. Kingdom of Heaven: The Directors Cut (2005)
17. Shutter Island (2010)
18. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
19. Atonement (2007)
20. The Machinist (2004)

21. Batman Begins (2005)
22. Unbreakable (2000)
23. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
24. Never Let Me Go (2010)
25. The Door in the Floor (2004)
26. 127 Hours (2010)
27. The Fountain (2006)
28. The Village (2004)
29. The Tree of Life (2011)
30. The Claim (2000)

31. Heights (2005)
32. Children of Men (2006)
33. Drive (2011)
34. Munich (2005)
35. The Grey (2012)
36. Memento (2000)
37. Pearl Harbor (2001)
38. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
39. Minority Report (2002)
40. WALL-E (2008)

41. The Social Network (2010)
42. Milk (2008)
43. No Country For Old Men (2007)
44. Up in the Air (2009)
45. Prometheus (2012)
46. War Horse (2011)
47. X2 (2003)
48. The Orphanage (2007)
49. Buried (2010)
50. Avatar (2009)
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:56 PM
Top 15

There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old Men
Inland Empire
Children of Men
Mulholland Dr.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Dark Knight
Synecdoche, New York
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A Single Man
Zodiac
A Serious Man
Brokeback Mountain
Gladiator
The Tree of Life
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:06 PM
1. Donnie Darko (2001)
2. Almost Famous (2000)
3. Gangs of New York (2002)
4. The Return of the King (2003)
5. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
6. There Will Be Blood (2007)
7. Vanilla Sky (2001)
8. The Departed (2006)
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
10. The Fountain (2006)

11. Children of Men (2006)
12. The Master (2012)
13. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
14. Little Children (2006)
15. Sin City (2005)
16. Road to Perdition (2002)
17. Take Shelter (2011)
18. The Two Towers (2002)
19. Into the Wild (2007)
20. Amores Perros (2000)

21. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
22. Watchmen (2009)
23. Blue Valentine (2010)
24. Black Swan (2010)
25. The Fighter (2010)
26. Never Let Me Go (2010)
27.The Dark Knight (2008)
28. Memories of Murder (2003)
29. West of Memphis (2012)
30. I Saw the Devil (2011)

31. The Wrestler (2008)
32. Gladiator (2000)
33. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
34. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
35. Kick-Ass (2010)
36. The Aviator (2004)
37. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
38. Superbad (2007)
39. Carlos (2010)
40. Garden State (2004)

41. Team America: World Police (2004)
42. Unbreakable (2000)
43. Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)
44. King Kong (2005)
45. 25th Hour (2002)
46. City of God (2002)
47. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
48. Revolutionairy Road (2008)
49. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
50. In Bruges (2008)

I could go on but 50 seems to be what we're aiming for

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:06 PM
1. THE DARK NIGHT (Christopher Nolan)
2. REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (Darren Aronofsky)
3. DONNIE DARKO (Richard Kelly)
4. KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
5. KILL BILL: VOLUME 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
6. THE DEPARTED (Martin Scorsese)
7. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson)
8. MYSTIC RIVER (Clint Eastwood)
9. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel & Ethan Coen)
10. ALMOST FAMOUS (Cameron Crowe)
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  #29  
Old 08-26-2012, 01:03 AM
Some films that havent been mentioned but I adore:

Ajami
Persepolis
Waltz With Bashir
Russian Arc
Oasis
Turning Gate
Save the green planet
Edge Of Heaven
Max Manus
The Bothersome Man
In A Better World
Red Cliff
Still Life
Kung Fu Hustle
Far From Heaven
Coraline
Black Dynamite
Le Quattro Volte

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:50 AM
Not a big fan of lists where I have to have a set number so I'm just listing some of the films from this millenium that I love, in no particular order.

The Town, The Hurt Locker, Gangs of New York, The Departed, There Will be Blood, No Country for Old men, Up in the Air, The Notebook, Road to Perdition, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, We Were Soldiers, Tears of the Sun, 50/50, The Social Network, Gran Torino, Kill Bill Vols. 1&2, Inglorious Basterds, Inception, Shutter Island, Collateral, Vanilla Sky, Mystic River.

I'm sure there are more...
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:11 PM
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2. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins, 2000)
That's exciting. Edvard Munch, Punishment Park, and The War Game are among my favorite movies. I need to get my hands on this one quick.

1.) Children of Men (2006)
2.) There Will Be Blood (2007)
3.) Gomorrah (2008)
4.) No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)
5.) Le Fils (2002)
6.) Che (2008)
7.) High Fidelity (2000)
8.) George Washington (2000)
9.) No End in Sight (2007)
10.) Domestic Violence (2001)
11.) The White Ribbon (2009)
12.) Revolutionary Road (2008)
13.) The Tree of Life (2011)
14.) Yi Yi: A One And A Two (2000
15.) Up in The Air (2009)
16.) Star Spangled to Death (2004)
17.) Take Shelter (2011)
18.) The New World (2005)
19.) Mulholland Drive (2001)
20.) Lost in Translation (2003)
21.) Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
22.) When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
23.) Silent Light (2009)
24.) Wonder Boys (2000)
25.) Waking Life (2001)

Order becomes much more of a rough estimate here:
26.) Brick (2006)
27.) Ripley’s Game (2003)
28.) Adaptation (2002)
29.) The Departed (2006)
30.) The Garden (2009)
31.) Almost Famous (2000)
32.) Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
33.) Traffic (2000)
34.) Lebanon (2010)
35.) The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (2007)
36.) Blue Valentine (2010)
37.) Russian Ark (2002)
38.) 49 Up (2005)
39.) Syriana (2005)
40.) The Return (2003)
41.) Carlos (2010)
42.) In The Bedroom (2001)
43.) Synecdoche, New York (2008)
44.) The Princess and The Warrior (2001)
45.) The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2006)
46.) City of God (2003)
47.) A Separation (2011)
48.) Inside Job (2010)
49.) Gangs of New York (2002)
50.) Saraband (2003)


Others in contention/honorable mention: Miss Bala, Shame, The Interrupters, Restrepo, Collapse, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, The Hurt Locker, Alexandra, Chop Shop, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, Black Snake Moan, The Lives of Others, No Country for Old Men, United 93, A Scanner Darkly, L’Enfant, Regular Lovers, Munich, Downfall, Million Dollar Baby, Fahrenheit 9/11, Closer, Capturing The Friedmans, Kill Bill: Volume One, The Man on The Train, Lilya-4-Ever, Talk To Her, Igby Goes Down, Bowling for Columbine, The Fast Runner, Vanilla Sky, The Royal Tenenbaums, What Time Is It There?, The Wind Will Carry Us, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:16 PM
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4.) No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)
8.) George Washington (2000)
9.) No End in Sight (2007)
14.) Yi Yi: A One And A Two (2000
22.) When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
23.) Silent Light (2009)
Love those choices. Wonderful list. Although I read this:

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10.) Domestic Violence (2001)
And thought this:

Spoiler:


...and was staggered for a second.

But yeah, Wiseman's film is great.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:22 PM
I'll just do a top 10.

1. Sideways
2. Lost in Translation
3. Ratatouille
4. Ghost World
5. Spirited Away
6. WALL-E
7. The Royal Tenenbaums
8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
9. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
10. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:25 PM
1) There Will Be Blood
2) A History of Violence
3) Black Hawk Down
4) Munich
5) Training Day
6) Winters Bone
7) Monster's Ball
8) Man on Fire
9) The Hurt Locker
10) Mystic River
11) Zodiac
12) Monster
13) The Fighter
14) The 25th Hour
15) Syriana
16) Requiem for a Dream
17) Ray
18) Traffic
19) Walk the Line
20) Million Dollar Baby
21) Blow
22) LOTR Fellowship
23) Collateral
24) Frost/Nixon
25) The Raid
26) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
27) The Bourne Identity
28) No Country for Old Men
29) Good Night and Good Luck
30) Gladiator
31) 300
32) 28 Days Later
33) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
34) Casino Royale
35) Miami Vice


Honorable Mentions:

Wonder Boys
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Gangs of New York
Road to Perdition
Watchmen
Kick-Ass
Shutter Island
The Machinist
Milk
A Beautiful Mind
The Prestige
The Departed
Street Kings
District 9
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Others
Gone Baby Gone
The Town
American Splendor
Jackass: The Movie
The Descent
Bad Santa
Wedding Crashers
Knocked Up
Old School
Superbad


I like my movies gritty, edgy, and dark. I like movies that examine the darker side of human nature, the difficult choices reality forces upon us, and how people react to difficult times. And I prefer my films more grounded in reality. In fact, when they are based upon a true story I like them even more. Psycho's, serial killers, criminals, and generally psychotic people make the most interesting characters, IMO. And good people forced into incredibly difficult situations make for great stories.

Gangster films are my favorite, Goodfellas being my favorite ever. I didn't put The Departed number one although it was my most anticipated of the 2000's. I was letdown by it. And I don't have City of God because it bored me to tears. Overall the 2000's have been very weak in the Gangster film department. Outside of History of Violence and Training Day they have all let me down. Hopefully the 3 upcoming mob movies buck that trend.

I know I am missing some that I will probably add to the honorable mentions. But my top 10-15 are pretty much locked in.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:02 PM
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Gangster films are my favorite, Goodfellas being my favorite ever. I didn't put The Departed number one although it was my most anticipated of the 2000's. I was letdown by it. And I don't have City of God because it bored me to tears. Overall the 2000's have been very weak in the Gangster film department. Outside of History of Violence and Training Day they have all let me down. Hopefully the 3 upcoming mob movies buck that trend.
I agree that gangster movies have not been great recently... you should check out Nameless Gangster, from South Korea. It won't be super easy to track down on DVD (you can find it online), but it's worth seeking out. Excellent gangster story that is absolutely in the style of Scorese's 90's work. Check it out.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2082221/
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:18 AM
I can't really make lists. But one thing no one mentions in this thread is which films they think are the potential masterpieces so far coming out of this Millennium. I keep trying to think about what the films are I have seen that I think could really truly stick with me ten or twenty years down the road. For me I think it's perhaps something like

La Commune (Paris, 1871)
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
There Will Be Blood
The White Ribbon

Then there are a whole bunch of films I want to love but I feel I will forget. Things like Mysteries of Lisbon, A Serious Man, The Lives of Others, Children of Men, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring.

Also, mega points to the next person that constructs a list and includes Fulltime Killer, far and away the best action movie so far this century.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:54 AM
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I can't really make lists. But one thing no one mentions in this thread is which films they think are the potential masterpieces so far coming out of this Millennium.
I think The Tree of Life will go down as a masterpiece and No Country For Old Men will probably be a classic many years down the line.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 PM
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I can't really make lists. But one thing no one mentions in this thread is which films they think are the potential masterpieces so far coming out of this Millennium. I keep trying to think about what the films are I have seen that I think could really truly stick with me ten or twenty years down the road.
For me, that movie will be Yi Yi, but I imagine not too many people on these boards have even seen it. It's certainly high on critic's list for Best films of the 2000's, along with There Will Be Blood and Mulholland Drive. The Tree Of Life is certainly a strong critic's choice also.

It's harder when it comes to movies that the general population would view as a classic though. The above movies are hardly populist choices. I don't see like a Shawshank Redemption anytime soon that's beloved by everybody.


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Also, mega points to the next person that constructs a list and includes Fulltime Killer, far and away the best action movie so far this century.
That's another one not too many people on here have seen. My favorite To movie though is Breaking News, which pretty much puts damn near all American Action movies to shame.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:23 PM
There were a lot of films I considered listing before I realized I hadn't seen them in like seven years and more remember the feeling/reaction as opposed to the film's particulars. I guess that's an advantage of time; you get to re-experience films for the first time. On the third screening, I'm sure there is a significant mental imprint.

I don't think I'm being needlessly pedantic by excluding films from the year 2000. If I included that year, Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies would be my number one.

I want to rewatch the millennial output of Wong, Desplechin, Godard, Sokurov, Dardennes, Zhangke, Costa, Alonso, and Denis. And The New World and Children of Men. Also, as said elsewhere, 2007 was fantastic for cinema. 2009, though...my number one film from that year (A Serious Man) did not crack this twenty-five. I guess I was not looking hard enough. Take Shelter would've made this list if it ended in the doctor's office.

01. The Tree of Life [Terrence Malick]
02. Mulholland Drive [David Lynch]
03. Caché [Michael Haneke]
04. My Joy [Sergei Loznitsa]
05. Zodiac [David Fincher]
06. The Turin Horse [Béla Tarr]
07. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days [Cristian Mungiu]
08. Che [Steven Soderbergh]
09. Syndromes and a Century [Apichatpong Weerasethakul]
10. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [Nuri Bilge Ceylan]
11. Dogville [Lars von Trier]
12. I'm Not There [Todd Haynes]
13. Last Days [Gus Van Sant]
14. The Social Network [David Fincher]
15. The Holy Girl [Lucrecia Martel]
16. Silent Light [Carlos Reygadas]
17. Punch-Drunk Love [Paul Thomas Anderson]
18. Three Times [Hou Hsiao-hsien]
19. A Dangerous Method [David Cronenberg]
20. Import/Export [Ulrich Seidl]
21. The Royal Tenenbaums [Wes Anderson]
22. Meek's Cutoff [Kelly Reichardt]
23. The Headless Woman [Lucrecia Martel]
24. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada [Tommy Lee Jones]
25. Goodbye, Dragon Inn [Tsai Ming-liang]
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:04 PM
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