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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Michael Clayton (written by) (director) 2007 11
Duplicity (written by) (director) 2009 4
The Cutting Edge (written by) 1992 2
The Bourne Ultimatum (screen story / screenplay) 2007 1
The Devil's Advocate (screenplay) 1997 1
The Bourne Supremacy (screenplay) 2004 1
The Bourne Identity (screenplay) 2002 0
Proof of Life (written by) (executive producer) 2000 0
Bait (written by) (executive producer) 2000 0
Armageddon (adaptation) 1998 0
Extreme Measures (screenplay) 1996 0
Dolores Claiborne (screenplay) 1995 0
For Better and for Worse (TV movie) 1993 0
State of Play (screenplay) 2009 0


goole, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

went 'duplicity'

the whole of the goon (the whole of the moon is a famous song) (history mayne), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

'state of play' is kind of ok, though man is ben affleck ever awful

the whole of the goon (the whole of the moon is a famous song) (history mayne), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

michael clayton isnt the best movie on the list, but its the best tony gilroy movie on the list, so that

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

I couldn't get 10 minutes into Duplicity, going with Michael Clayton because I kinda can't remember which Bourne movie is which sometimes

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

for some reason i thought doug liman wrote bourne identity. i think that one is a cut above. no one seems to agree though.

i kind of love dolores claiborne but maybe i've been able to preserve that feeling only by not having seen it in ten years.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

tamtam otm

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think the other two bournes are better than identity! though identity might have the best script? regardless scripting isnt really what makes those movies, imo

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

except for the immortal line "code 10 abort"

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

everyone thinks the other two bournes are better than identity! except me!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

duplicity was good but i was distracted by the horrible horrible clothes clive owen was wearing the whole time. if you are going to make a stylish spy thriller it needs to be STYLISH

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

gilroy kind of looks like a suit model himself. asshole.

goole, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have a soft spot for The Devil's Advocate even tho I know it's not the best here

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Does Duplicity get better than the opening Mike Nicholsy suits-fighting-in-slo-mo and Roberts/Owen being smug? Or is that basically it?

dolores claiborne and devil's advocate are pretty watchable as far as ridiculous crap goes. Thought I've been meaning to watch Extreme Measures on Instant but it turns out I've been meaning to watch Desperate Measures.

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

duplicity's alright. denis o'hare & carrie preston get some good scenes in it, but julia roberts is pretty

:I
at this point

for some reason i thought doug liman wrote bourne identity. i think that one is a cut above. no one seems to agree though.

i think bourne sup is p close but basically i agree

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

the third bourne is by far the worst imo

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

There are way worse things than being the worst Bourne.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

wtf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNFPwriQ6BY

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love "Look at this. Look at what they make you give." but that might be the delivery as much as the line. think the Bournes are a wee bit overrated, sort of tempted to go for Devil's Advocate which is pretty hilarious and if they'd got a better Satan than dickhead-era Pacino, might have really been something

taking ilxers out with a flurry of butthurt (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

im a fan

OF MAN!!!!!!!!!

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

what is pacino's dickhead era?

goole, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

everything after Scarface iirc

taking ilxers out with a flurry of butthurt (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Duplicity's trailer looked so promising.

I don't know what kind of bowdlerizing Gilroy did to Robert Ludlum in the Bourne movies – did he improve them? I think so, right? If not, then Michael Clayton is his best "project," I guess. From the list of credits he's a hack who got lucky – in the best sense.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Plot

The plot of the movie consists of Adam Sandler playing two parts, a girl and boy twin. Al Pacino plays himself madly in love with the girl twin of the two.

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

hoo ha!

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

no hang on he's good in Glengarry Glen Ross and Donnie Brasco

Chris Walken would've been funnier in Devil's Advocate

taking ilxers out with a flurry of butthurt (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

State of Play is an adap of an infinitely better TV series. Have see no Bournes or Clayton. DoloresC decent, Devil's Advocate kinda awful.

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

i read Bourne Identity when i was 13 or 14 and from what i recall the film hasn't got much in common with it except the title and the amnesia

taking ilxers out with a flurry of butthurt (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shocked by how badly served Helen Mirren and Russell Crowe were by the material. MIrren's character is Ben Bradlee as Meryl Streep.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

russell crowe's fatness was incredibly distracting. the tv series wasnt that good.

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGR4SFOimlk

never seen this shit

ALLL OF IT, KEVIN!!!

goole, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

russell crowe's fatness was incredibly distracting

His floppy bangs too!

I couldn't finish the Brit series.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

God I need to see Devil's Advocate again

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh man goole you are missing out

i agree w/ tam about the original sop miniseries. overrated!!!

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I feel like Keanu Reeves in the movie "Devil's Advocate"
Confused but blessed with extravagance

Pitbull, "Blood Is Thicker Than Water"

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

i really enjoy michael clayton. it's a lark, but it's a /smart/ lark, and kind of feels like something milos forman wd do, if he were working today

♥, (remy bean), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm just gonna say ouch for Milos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_of_Munich_%28film%29

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

What the fuck is going on here

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh man goole you are missing out

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiHRUA9fOeY

buzza, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I wonder whatever happened to that lady. She did that and then the one where Joe Pesci was a bum at Harvard (I think she was in that at least)and then I can't remember ever seeing her again. Haven't seen DBS in years either but iirc he was abducted by aliens.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think she was on One Tree Hill

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

moira kelly was on the west wing for a minute and then she was on one tree hill.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

she had a very abrasive screen presence

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha she got kicked off the west wing and they never explained what happened to her character

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

what ever happened to db sweeney? he was dreamy.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

hah, i mean if milos were starting today.

♥, (remy bean), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

x-post YES! She really did. She was sort of scary.

Never saw OTH

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

DB Sweeney was dreamy, it's true.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

d.b. sweeney was the voice of the dinosaur in the disney movie "dinosaurs"

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh god he's so cute.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

look i think i remember swing kids accurately, alfred. barbara hershey plays robert sean leonard's mom and kenneth branagh is the nazi who seduces her. they're in it for like five seconds.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

i had no idea that Swing Kids even existed. and Thomas Carter directed it!

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

i see Frank Whaley was in it... i hate that guy :[

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

No I know he's in it – he just got no screen credit.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shocked and angry, Peter shouts, "You're turning into a Nazi!" to which Thomas bluntly responds, "So what if I am?". Arvid suddenly realizes that there is no future for him in Germany and no hope of escape. He goes home and commits suicide in the bathtub, slitting his wrists with a broken record.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

omg frank whaley was so tragic in it! this movie was responsible for me learning who django reinhardt was btw and i will forever associate him with frank whaley.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Devastated, Thomas drowns himself in a water-filled tuba

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember having like 1st generation German guilt for finding Bale so hot in that movie too and making sure to emphasize to myself that I found him hottest before he became a Nazi.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Arvid! They cut off his fingers!

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

that movie is all about feeling guilty for finding christian bale as a hitler youth hot.

xp i know! arvid!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Remember when RSL had to deliver that lady's husband's ashes to her. IT WAS SO SAD!

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

omg

LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHDY-CNPhV8

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

ahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

so embarrassing

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

swing heil sweet chariot

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

another hot boy movie about antisemitism: school ties

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

i should probably leave goole's poor thread alone

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

x-post

I know!

But it was so ~POWERFUL~ at the time!!

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

It was a good day to update the Albee thread while you guys are preoccupied with giants like Tony Gilroy, Lars von Trier, and whoever the fuck made Swing Kids.

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

no i'm enjoying all of this

xp even more now

goole, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

i read that albee article btw, good stuff

goole, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Never got that into School Ties. Was probably too busy doing the Lindy alone in my bedroom or something.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

matt damon is amazing as an evil antisemite in school ties tbh.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

Is brenden fraiser in that? he's sort of creepy? I feel like there were naked boy butts at the beginning of it. This might be a false memory.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, brendan fraser. with the benefit of hindsight, he's totally creepy. there was nakedness!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i don't know how to feel about being totally played by the hot boys + antisemitism = young women will eat this shit up formula.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

I really don't remember anything about School Ties. :( Maybe this is a good reason to rewatch all these. You know, to help bring clarification on this highly important and still totally relevant issue. Research, if you will.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have a feeling i am going to be researching all of this very soon.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm going to read that who's afraid of virginia woolf article, too, morbz! <3

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just realized that Dr. Morbius has never seen any of "Sullivan's Travels" past the moment when Joel McCrea is arrested.

xp "School Ties" has Damon AND Affleck. And Amy Locane, remember her?

Captain Hyrax (Phil D.), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

my friends and i also watched the shit out of a room with a view: rupert graves naked iirc

xp yes, amy locane was v v pretty iirc

horseshoe, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

do not remember this movie at all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-KEeWtHg3k

buzza, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Since none of these movies were box office hits, how the hell did she learn about them?

Box office disappointments still get ads on TV, especially stations like MTV and Nickelodeon.

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

"You're quite a creepy person, aren't you?"

buzza, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't get the "Sullivan's Travels" ref, Phil, because Albee is way funnier than LvT or satanic Al Pacino in this cockeyed caravan.

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's like that scene where greenberg screams for them to put rio back on except this time the party isn't at greenberg's house

da croupier, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

x-posts - I do remember Amy Locane. Iirc she's Depp's preppy love interest in Cry Baby.

I now have one of the songs off the Swing Kids sndtrk stuck in my head. WHY DO I REMEMBER THE FREKIN' SONGS?! argh.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh god Extreme Measures Gene Hackman what were you thinking? iirc there are C.H.U.D.s in it at some point??

taking ilxers out with a flurry of butthurt (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I liked Bourne Ultimatum a whole lot, but that's about it on this list, of the ones I've seen. Would love to love Michael Clayton, but that one and Dolores C. seemed too enamored of their lugubriousness.

I really enjoyed this interview with Gilroy, though:
http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tt/tt071010tony_gilroy

more horses after the main event (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

It was a good day to update the Albee thread while you guys are preoccupied with giants like Tony Gilroy, Lars von Trier, and whoever the fuck made Swing Kids.

I read them all, you choad, AND reactivated the Visconti thread. Von Trier isn't much better than Gilroy, by the way.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 21:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can't think of a single white female around my age (28-32ish) who wasn't obsessed with Swing Kids (or isn't still obsessed).

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 21:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

the answer is michael clayton

caek, Friday, 20 May 2011 10:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

otm

morbs u should check it out imo

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 May 2011 13:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

at first I thought Tony Gilroy was the guy who made American History X

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 23:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

That was Edward Norton iirc

Number None, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 01:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol who voted for the cutting edge?

horseshoe, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

been reading his dad's book, seems like a good guy

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51vb4l4rhKL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink


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