Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Movie decade in review poll (courtesy of Hot Blog's Crow T. Robot)

Hot Blog commenter 'Crow T Robot' posted a great little poll regarding the decade in film. Since I'm filling it out in Poland's blog, I thought I'd share my answers with you as well.

1) Ten favorite (NOT best) movies --
Akeelah and the Bee
Almost Famous

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

The Incredibles

Lord of the Rings (1, 2, 3)

Meet the Robinsons


Shanghai Knights

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


2) Ten overrated movies --
A Beautiful Mind
The Bourne Ultimatum


Iron Man


Moulin Rouge

Spider-Man 2

Star Trek


United 93

3) Actor who defined the decade -- Christian Bale
4) Actress who defined the decade -- Cate Blanchett
5) Director who defined the decade -- Christopher Nolan
6) Favorite new actress -- Dakota Fanning (Is she Jodie Foster or Charlie Korsmo?)
7) Favorite new actor -- Jesse Eisenberg
8) Favorite new director -- Christopher Nolan
9) Performance of the decade (female) -- Ellen Burstyn Requiem For A Dream
10) Performance of the decade (male) -- Gary Oldman The Dark Knight
11) Movie you almost or actually did walk out of -- Grizzly Man (I loathed Treadwell)
12) Best use of CGI -- Avatar
13) Best action scene -- first-reel blow out of Star Wars Episode III
14) Unsung masterpiece -- Kindgom of Heaven
15) Oversung masterpiece -- Slumdog Millionaire
16) Best one sheet poster -- The Hangover
17) Most promising trailer -- The first teaser for The Dark Knight
18) Best audience experience -- 12:01 Wednesday Return of the King
19) Funniest movie -- Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
20) Scariest movie -- Frailty
21) Biggest career fall from grace --M. Night Shyamalan
22) Biggest career redemption -- Chris Columbus (for perfect casting of Harry Potter)
23) Biggest surprise -- Alan Rickman found a role more iconic than Hans Gruber.
24) Biggest cry -- "Say goodbye to Frankie, dad."
25) Trend that needs to stop -- cramming every Oscar bait movie into December
26) Thing you miss most about the 1990s -- mid-budget, star-driven thrillers.
27) Favorite film critic -- still Roger Ebert.
28) Favorite Pixar --The Incredibles
29) Last minute casting change -- Antonio Bandaras in Phantom of the Opera
30) Piece of dialogue that best sums up the decade -- "You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other." -
The Dark Knight

Scott Mendelson

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