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  1. 1993 Results Worldwide Box Office 1.Jurassic Park $914,691,118[2] 2.Mrs. Doubtfire $441,286,195 3.The Fugitive $368,875,760 4.Schindler's List $321,306,305 5.The Firm $270,248,367 Oscar Best Picture: Schindler's List BAFTA Best Picture: Schindler's List Top 4 all get picks and its generally a very decent top ten in what was a great year overall. 5th is John Grisham adaptation The Firm as Sydney Pollack directs Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman. 6th is Adrian Lyne's drama Indecent Proposal with Robert Redford and Demi Moore. 8th is Nora Ephron's rom-com, Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. 9th sees Hanks wins his first Best Actor Oscar for Philadelphia opposite Denzil Washington in Jonathon Demme's AIDS drama.10th is another law drama as Denzil and Julia Roberts look at The Pelican Brief. Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor at the BAFTAS for Shadowlands; Holly Hunter sweeps the Best Actress awards in The Piano and Anna Paquin gets Best Supporting at the Oscars for her role in the film. Winona Rider and Miriam Margolyes share the Best Supporting Actress awards between them at the Globes and BAFTAs opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. Wolfgang Petersen directs the great president assassination thriller as Clint Eastwood in In the Line of Fire against John Malkovich. Eastwood also directs and stars in A Perfect World alongside Kevin Costner. Joe Dante directs John Goodman in nice movie making Cuban missile flick, Matinee. Frank Marshall directs Ethan Hawke in plane crash drama, Alive. Maddona starred in Body of Evidence. Jean-Claude Van Damme had Nowhere to Run. David Price directs Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice. Michael J. Fox did a voice for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Emilio Estevez and Sam Jackson do the parody thing in Loaded Weapon 1. Jon Amiel directs Richard Gere And Jodie Foster in Sommersby. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock star in a remake of The Vanishing. Go watch the original. Maria Tomei and Christian Slater have an Untamed Heart. Barry Sonnenfeld directs a decent sequel in Adams Family Values as Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci star. Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo were Super Mario Bros. and thats enough about that.Burt Reynolds was a Cop and a Half. We got a TMNT 3. Walter Matthau had to deal with Dennis the Menace. Who could forget Eric Idle in Splitting Heirs. A big screen The Beverly Hillbillies was some executives daft idea; Hulk Hogan was Mr. Nanny. Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson were Benny and Joon. Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper went to the Boiling Point. George A. Romero directs Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Half. Michael Caton-Jones directs Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy's Life and De Niro directs himself and Chazz Palminteri (who wrote the script) in A Bronx Tale. De Niro's final film of 1993 was the little known, but rather great Mad Dog and Glory which also starred Bill Murray. Ivan Reitman direct Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver in president comedy, Dave. Mario Van Pebles directs himself in Western, Posse. Phillip Noyce directs Sharon Stone and William Baldwin in Sliver. Whoppi Goldberg and Ted Danson were Made in America. Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne faced the Point of No Return. Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne asked What's Love Got to Do with It. Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker got up to some Hocus Pocus. Dan Aykroyd had a bomb in Coneheads. We got a Weekend at Bernie's II. Michael Madsen went from torturing cops to trying to Free Willy. John Singleton directs Janet Jackson and Tupac Shaker in Poetic Justice. Philip Kaufman directs Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes in Rising Sun. Thomas Schlamme directs Mike Myers and Nancy Travis in enjoyable quirky comedy, So I Married an Axe Murderer and John Candy has his last hit with bob-sleigh comedy, Cool Runnings. Ang Lee directs The Wedding Banquet. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday wasn't. John Woo directs his first American film as Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Hard Target. Mel Gibson directs and stars in The Man Without a Face. Christopher Lambert tried to escape a Fortress. Brad Pitt wasn't very nice in Kalifornia alongside Juliette Lewis. Max von Sydow and Ed Harris star in an adaptation of Needful Things. Bruce Willis was in Striking Distance. Macaulay Culkin was bad in the The Good Son. Howard Becker directs Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman in Malice. David Cronenberg directs M. Butterfly starring Jeremy Irons. Ronald F. Maxwell directs Tom Berenger and Jeff Daniels in Gettysburg. Jeff Bridges was Fearless. Matt Dillon was Mr. Wonderful; Emilio Estevez faced Judgement Night and Another Stakeout with Richard Drefyus. Spoofs: Fatal Instinct; Robin Hood: Men in Tights; Hot Shots Part Deux. John Travlota and talking dogs in Look Who's Talking Now. Surely Travlota would never make another decent film again ;-). Nancy Allen was back in RoboCop 3, but Peter Weller stayed away. Charlie Sheen and Keifer Sullivan were part of The Three Musketeers. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey party once again in Wayne's World 2. Charle Grodin dealt with Beethoven's 2nd. Lasse Hallström directs Johnny Depp and Leonard DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? We got the last decent Dark Knight film for a long while with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were Grumpy Old Men. 1 Point The Hughes Brothers make their directorial debut with Menace 2 Society as Tyrin Turner and Jada Pinkett star. James Ivory directs Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in period drama, The Remains of the Day. Henry Selick directs The Nightmare Before Christmas with Tim Burton collaborating as Halloween meets Christmas is Disney's stop motion story. 2 Points Renny Harlin gives us a chilly action flick as Sylvester Stallone faces off against John Lithgow in Cliffhanger in what would be Stallone's last year as an action star in decent movies. But he went out on a high also starring in alongside Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock in the great fun sci-fi action film, Demolition Man. Bar Copland in 1997, it would be a long, long time before Stallone was in anything decent again. Jim Sheridan directs Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite and Emma Thompson in the excellent and anger generating story of the Guildford 4 In the Name of the Father Robert Altman directs a massive ensemble cast in Short Cuts with Matthew Modine, Fred Ward and Julienne Moore as 3 of the 22 principal characters. Chris Columbus directs Robin Williams in drag in Mrs. Doubtfire which I'll happily admit is a great comedy as William's star power made this 2nd at the box office. It won a Golden Globe, as did Williams. Andrew Davis directs Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in the third biggest film of the year in action thriller, The Fugitive which saw Jones winning best supporting actor awards at the BAFTAs and Globes. 3 Points Yuen Woo-ping directs Donnie Yen in Hong Kong martial arts flick, Iron Monkey . 4 Points Joel Schumacher directs Michael Douglas in one of his most iconic roles as he is Falling Down opposite Robert Duvall in this thriller of a man having a very mad day. 5 Points Arnie has a bomb with John McTiernan's Last Action Hero in this meta action comedy also starring Charles Dance. Production problems and being released the week after a film about dinosaurs didn't help. Krzysztof Kieślowski directs Juliette Binoche in French drama, Three Colours Blue which was the first of his three colours trilogy. George P. Cosmatos directs Wyatt Earp Western Tombstone with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer 7 Points Brian De Palma directs a cracking gangster flick as Al Pacino and Sean Penn star in Carlito's Way. De Palma's last really great film (although Mission Impossible next year was decent) and an under-rated Pacino flick. Tony Scott directing, a Quentin Tarantino script, a brilliant soundtrack and an amazing cast gives us True Romance as Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette fall in love and try to sell some drugs. Full of great cameos and memorable scenes. I'm not sure this technically qualifies, but its genius, funny stop-motion so who can resist Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers with Peter Sallis as the cheese obsessed Wallace. 8 Points Richard Linklater writes and directs Jason London and Matthew McConaughey in his High School classic Dazed and Confused. Not a hit on release, it went on to be seen as one of the great high school movies. 11 Points No director has had a better single year than Steven Spielberg in 1993 as his masterpiece holocaust drama, Schindler's List misses out on third place on 1st place picks. It is not a film you can easily watch over and over as Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley give superb performances, but its Ralph Fienne's portrayal as Nazi, Amon Göth that won his a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in only his third big screen role. The film won best film and director across the board and his achievement is more astonishing as he was also editing another film while making this one, but we will get to that in a minute. 3rd Place 11 Points Naked Mike Leigh's dark tale of David Thewlis taking a trip to London takes third place. Winning Best International film, director and actor at Cannes it kick started Thewlis' career as he starts alongside Lesley Sharp and Katrin Cartlidge. 2nd Place 24 Points Groundhog Day Harold Ramis directs fellow Ghostbuster, Bill Murray in Groundhog Day in a near perfect comedy, which could be argued as the decades best. Its high concept is brilliantly executed and its one of Murray's best performances alongside Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and a series of groundhogs known as Scooter that played Punxsutawney Phil. 1st Place 32 Points Jurassic Park Stephen Spielberg adapts Michael Crichton's book into a mega blockbuster as Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum must go faster to escape Jurassic Park. Heavily hyped, groundbreaking special effects, a brilliant John Williams score and a rollercoaster ride of thrills, scares and dinosaurs sees Spielberg smash box office records with this film in the same year he won all the awards for another as the director who effectively created the summer blockbuster does it again in the nineties.
  2. Now Subway want it released or some nonsense. https://movieweb.com/snyder-cut-justice-league-fast-food-support/ WB should just dump it on YouTube in a few parts in whatever state it is in although then we’d get release the Snyder cut in cinemas fully finished or some nonsense.
  3. Concur it is very good and description is a bit spoilery,
  4. Macclesfield’s game against Crewe called off due to unpaid wages. Surely there can’t be two clubs lost this season.
  5. 1992 Results Worldwide Box Office 1. Aladdin $504,050,219 2. The Bodyguard $411,006,740 3. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York $358,994,850 4. Basic Instinct $352,927,224 5. Lethal Weapon 3 $321,731,527 Oscar Best Picture: Unforgiven BAFTA Best Picture: Howards End 2nd at the Box Office is another year another Kevin Costner mega hit with a mega hit song as he protects Whitney Huston in The Bodyguard. 3rd is Home Alone 2: Lost in New York as Macaulay Culkin runs around the Big Apple. 4th is erotic thriller time as Paul Verhoeven directs Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. At 8 is Emile Ardolino directing Whoppi Goldberg in musical comedy, Sister Act and at 9 is Francis Ford Coppola's flawed horror Bram Stoker's Dracula with Gary Oldman and a not very good Keanu Reeves. Al Pacino wins the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Martin Brest's Scent of a Woman whch also won Best film at the Globes (and actor for Pacino). Robert Downey Jr. bagged Best actor at the BAFTA as Chaplin. James Ivory directs Emma Thompson to all the Best Actress awards for Howards End with Anthony Hopkins. The film also won BEST film at the BAFTAs. Jonathan Lynn directs Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny which won Marisa Tomei best supporting actress at the Oscars in a surprise win. Curtis Hanson directs Rebecca De Mornay as a nanny from hell in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle as the bad person crashes into nice families lives craze continues with Single White Female with Bridget Fonda. Drew Barrymore was Poison Ivy. Kurt Russell dealt with Ray Liotta trying an Unlawful Entry. Sylvester Stallone stars in another terrible comedy in, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot while John Carpenter directing Chevy Chase doesn't really work in Memoirs of an Invisible Man. Virtual Reality is here with The Lawnmower man starring Pierce Brosnan. Charles Grodin and a large dog in Beethoven. Eco animation with FernGully: The Last Rainforest. David Fincher makes his directorial debut with Alien 3 as Sigourney Weaver stars opposite Charles Dance in a marmite alien film messed up by studio interference. Carl Franklin directs a Billy Bob Thornton script in One False Move with Billy Bob starring opposite Bill Paxton. Ron Howard directs Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Far and Away. Harrison Ford is back as Jack Ryan in Patriot Games. Penny Marshall directs the rather great and I suspect fairly unknown female baseball team comedy, A League of Their Own with Genna Davis and Tom Hanks. Eddie Murphy was in romantic comedy, Boomerang while Kim Bassinger and Gabriel Byrne and cartoon stuff were in Cool World. Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan had a Prelude to a Kiss. Roland Emmerich directs Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren in Universal Soldier. Kristy Swanson was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker had a Honeymoon in Vegas.Doug Bradley was pinhead in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs himself and Emma Thompson in Peter's Friends. Cameron Crowe directs Bridget Fonda and Matt Dillon in Singles. Wesley Snipes was Passenger 57. Richard Gere and Kim Basinger had some Final Analysis. Sean Connery was a Medicine Man. Stephen Frears directs Dustin Hoffman in Hero. Tom Selleck was Mr. Baseball while Billy Crystal was Mr. Saturday Night. Emilio Estevez managed The Mighty Ducks. Ridley Scott directs Gerard Depardieu in 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Marlon Brando stars in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery AND we got Carry on Columbus which wasn't the best idea. Robert Redford directs Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It. Steven Seagal was Under Siege from Tommy Lee Jones. Tony Todd was Candyman, Candyman, Candyman. Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth were Consenting Adults. Andy Garcia and Uma Thurman star in Jennifer Eight. Spike Lee directs Denzel Washington in biopic, Malcolm X. John Sayles directs Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish. Barry Levinson directs Robin Williams in Toys. Steve Martin took a Leap of Faith and Housesitter. Mel Gibson was Forever Young. George Miller directs Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, in Lorenzo's Oil. Walter Hill directs Bill Paxton and Ice-T in Trespass. Jack Nicholson was Hoffa directed by Danny DeVito and John Goodman was The Babe. Robert Rodriguez’s makes his directorial debut with El Mariachi starring Antonio Banderas and Russell Crowe is a Romper Stomper. 1 Point Bill Duke directs the great crime flick Deep Cover as Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum get in way over their heads. Randal Kleiser directs Rick Moranis foolishly doing more experiments on his children in Honey, I Blew up the Kid. Richard Donner directs Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Rene Russo in Lethal Weapon 3 as they start getting a bit too old for this shit, but its a decent threequel finishing 5th at the worldwide box office. Victor Erice directs Spanish painter documentary, The Quince Tree Sun. 2 Points Rob Reiner concludes his 7 film director run of good/great films with an adpatation of Aaron Sorkin's play (which he also wrote the screenplay for) with a A Few Good Men. Top tier courtroom drama with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and an exceptional Jack Nicholson performance. Robert Zemeckis directs Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn in black comedy horror, Death Becomes Her. Tilda Swinton stars with Bil Zanes in Sally Potter's period drama, Orlando Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs his 7th film where pigs can fly in Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso. Phil Alden Robinson writes and directs a cracking cast including Robert Redford and Dan Aykroyd in hacking comedy, Sneakers Neil Jordon directs and wins best screenplay at the Oscars with The Crying Game as Stephen Rea and Miranda Richardson star in this thriller with a famous twist. Robert Altman directs star studded, Hollywood satire, The Player as Tim Robbins studio executive stars opposite Richard E Grant amongst many, many others. It won Best Film at the Globes and best actor for Robbins. Altman nabbed Best Director at the BAFTAs. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson star in Ron Shelton's sport comedy, White Men Can't Jump which was both men's first lead role and saw them reunite having both mad their film debut in Wildcats. 3 Points Spike Lee directs Denzil Washington in his epic biopgraphy of Malcom X. Michael Ritchie directs a great boxing con-man comedy as James Wood and Oliver Platt try to hustle Bruce Dern in Midnight Sting (also known as Diggstown). Go watch it. Shinya Tsukamoto directs sci-fi horror Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer starring Tomorowo Taguchi. Michael Mann writes and directs Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeline Stowe in historical drama, The Last of the Mohicans. 4 Points Penelope Spheeris directs a SNL skit to a top ten box office finish and a pop culture hit as Mike Myers and Dana Carvey present Wayne's World. 6 Points Disney follow up their massive 1991 hit, Beauty and the Beast with an even bigger hit with Aladdin as a combination of hit songs and Robin William's superb vocal performance as the genie delivers one of the best loved Disney hits. Sam Raimi directs the third Evil Dead as Bruce Campbell gets groovy in the middle ages with Army of Darkness. 8 Points David Lynch directs a big screen sequel to his TV show in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me with Sheryl Lee. 9 Points Tim Burton directs Batman Returns as Michael Keaton returns as the caper crusader dealing with Michelle Pfiffer's Catwoman and Danny Devito's Penquin with Christopher Walken upping the madness some more. 10 Points Brian Henson directs Michael Caine and the Muppets in The Muppet Christmas Carol which is, as the title suggests, a muppet based telling of Charles Dickens' classic tale. 11 Points John Woo directs his final Hong Kong action film before his move to Hollywood as Chow Yun-fat's cop kills bad guys and saves babies in Hard Boiled. 3rd Place 12 Points Glengarry Glen Ross James Foley directs an adaptation of a David Mamet play (who also wrote the screenplay) as an exceptional cast including Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Alec Baldwin are real estate salesman in Glengarry Glen Ross. Great performances and great dialogue as you'd expect from the cast and writer. 2nd Place 16 Points Unforgiven Clint Eastwood writes, directs and stars in his final western Unforgiven as he gives an outstanding performance as an aging gunfighter winning Best Picture and director at the Oscars as He and Morgan Freeman deal with Gene Hackman's bad guy that won him all the Best Supporting Actor roles. Benny calls it “A typically superbly directed Clint Eastwood rumination on and deconstruction of the Cowboy film” 1st Place 30 Points Reservoir Dogs First place goes to a landmark movie in film history which launched the career of its writer and director Quentin Tarantino, was a key film in the independent film revolution of the nineties, created controversy with one of its infamous violent scenes and ushered in the era of pop culture dialogue. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Chris Penn are among the stars of the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong. It is a brilliant, low budget crime movie as the Tarantino era begins set to a cracking soundtrack.
  6. Oi - stop talking about 80’s horrors in here. I came in expecting another 10 people’s votes.
  7. Just found this - https://indiemacuser.co.uk/2019/09/27/uk-release-for-jay-and-silent-bob-reboot/ There were limited showing in some Vues and then some Indies and Showcase. Cineworld confirmed the aren't showing at all so its been and gone. Was looking forward to seeing it, but seems no choice but to go to high seas or wait until it comes out on streaming somewhere.
  8. When is this out on general release as nowhere in Cardiff seems to be showing it
  9. 1991 Results Worldwide Box Office 1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day $519,843,345 2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves $390,493,908 3. Beauty and the Beast $346,317,207 4. Hook $300,854,823 5. The Silence of the Lambs $272,742,922 Oscar Best Picture: Silence of The Lambs BAFTA Best Picture: The Commitments Only 24 films with votes in 1990, but 31 in this year. Two big films in the top 5 at the box office with Stephen Spielberg directing underwhelming Peter Pan sequel Hook (4th at Worldwide box office) with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts & Bob Hoskins and Kevin Reynolds directed massive hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (2nd at box office) which saw the Bryan Adams song associated with the song stay at the top of the music charts forever as Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood battled Alan Rickman’s memorable Sheriff of Nottingham for the hand of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's Maid Marion. In 8th, Martin Scorsese directs a re-make of Cape Fear as Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange are terrorised by Robert De Niro giving one of his most frightening performances. Nolte won Best Actor at the Globes as Barbara Streisand directed herself and Nolte in Prince of Tides. In 10th is City Slickers as Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern do the cowboy thing with Jack Palance winning Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars. John Goodman was King Ralph. Christina Applegate starred in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead; Brad Pitt was Johnny Suede; Steve Martin and Martin Short were in Father of the Bride with Diane Keaton and Martin also appeared in Lawrence Kasdan’s Grand Canyon. John Candy was Only The Lonely and Delirious. Leslie Neilsen was very funny once again as Detective Frank Drebin was back in Naked Gun 21/2: The Smell of Fear. Michael J Fox was Doc Hollywood along with Bridget Fonda, Woody Harrelson and Mater ;-) and starred with James Woods in The Hard Way. These would be the actors last two well-known films as a lead actor on the big screen and it was in 1991 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Frank Oz directs Bill Murray and Richard Deyfuss in What About Bob. John Hughes directed his last movie (although would write plenty more) with Curly Sue. Mike Leigh directed Life is Sweet with Jim Broadbent and Jane Horrocks. Jodie Foster made her directorial debut in Little Man Tate which she also starred in. Macauley Culkin (spoiler) was killed by bees in My Girl. Kenneth Branhagh and Emma Thompson were Dead Again. Barry Levinson directed Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in Bugsy. The infamous Child’s Play 3 was released which was later incorrectly implicated by the press in the Jamie Bulger murder. Meet the Applegates, starring Ed Begley, Jr. and Stockard Channing. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jean-Claude Van Damme were in Double Impact and we had an animated mouse tale with An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Mike Nichols directed Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry while. Julia Roberts was Sleeping with the Enemy. Spike Lee directed Jungle Fever. Denzel Washington starred in Ricochet. We get bonkers action/comedy, Hudson Hawk starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, Sandra Bernhard and Richard E Grant. I’d recommend Grant’s book, With Nails for some info on the making of this. Grant also starred in L.A Story, directed by Mick Jackson, but written and starring Steve Martin. Hulk Hogan is a Suburban Commando teaming with Christopher Lloyd and he fights an alien played by the Undertaker (which was very exciting at the time)!! Stallone starred in the terrible, Oscar directed by John Landis. The Turtles are back in TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze. Rick Mayall and Phoebe Cates were in the terrible, Drop Dead Fred while it turned out he did as Robert Englund found that Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare wasn’t the end. Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery returned for Highlander II: The Quickening and Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson were Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Wes Craven directs house of horrors, The People Under the Stairs. Val Kilmer stars as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s Biopic The Doors. Wesley Snipes and Ice-T (making his acting debut) are in New Jack City directed by Mario Van Peebles. Sean Penn makes his directorial debut with The Indian Runner starring Vigo Morgetson.Ron Howard directs fireman thriller, Backdraft with Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro. Billy Campbell is The Rocketeer alongside Jennifer Connolly and Timothy Dalton in a nostalgic adventure film. 1 Point Abel Ferrara directs Harvey Keitel in messed up crime flick, Bad Lieutenant Jim Abrahams directs Charlie Sheen in parody of action movies, Hot Shots! Jacob's Ladder has snuck in here when it was a 1990 film so go back and read about it there. Jacques Rivette directs Michel Piccoli and Jane Birkin in French drama, La Belle Noiseuse. Gus Van Sant directed River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves in My Own Private Idaho. David Cronenberg directed Peter Weller in Naked Lunch an adaptation of William S. Burroughs novel. Jim Jarmusch directs the story of 5 cab drives in Night on Earth with Winona Ryder and Gena Rowlands. John Flynn directs Stephen Seagal who is Out of Justice. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was a return to form after the awful 5th film as Kirk and the Enterprise crew deal with the Klingons across the negotiating table. Barry Sonnenfeld makes his directorial debut adapting The Addams Family with Angelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd. Alan Parker directs Colm Meaney in very likeable foul mouthed music comedy/drama The Commitments which was Best Picture at the BAFTAS. 2 Points Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs Dominique Pinon in French fantasy drama, Delicatessen. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter meet Death in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in a rare comedy sequel that is of similar quality to the original. Leos Carax directs Juliette Binoche in French drama, Les Amants du Pont Neuf. Tsui Hark directs Jet Li in Hong Kong martial arts flick, Once Upon a Time in China Jackie Chan writes, directs and stars in Operation Condor: Armour of God 2. 3 Points Edward Yang directs Taiwanese drama, A Brighter Summer Day. Zhang Yimou directs Gong Li in Chinese drama Raise the Red Lantern that was later adapted to an acclaimed ballet. Terry Gilliam directs Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges in fantasy drama The Fisher King which won Mercedes Ruehl best Supporting Actress at the Globes and Oscars as well as a Globe for Williams. Ridley Scott directs Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise which saw an early movie appearance for Brad Pitt and won best original screenplay at the Oscars. 4 Points Oliver Stone’s 2nd film of the year is his epic conspiracy film about the JFK assassination with a terrific cast led by Kevin Costner alongside Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci, Kevin Bacon and Sissy Spacek. Stone won Best Director at the Golden Globes. Nick R says "It draws you in and feel as if you're constantly being let in on amazing revelations throughout its running time". 5 Points Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is considered one of their finest more recent films as the house of mouse continue their come-back after a fairly quiet couple of decades animation wise with a film that finished 3rd in the worldwide box office. Krzysztof Kiesowski directs Polish/French film The Double Life of Veronique as Irene Jacob pulls double duty in this fantasy drama. Isao Takahata writes and directs manga adaptation, Only Yesterday, which in 2016 was given an English language version with Daisy Ridley. 6 Points John Singleton directs Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jnr and Laurence Fishburne in Boyz in the Hood where, Singleton, in his directorial debut, became the youngest best director nominee at the Oscars and the first African American one. 8 Points The Coen brothers present Barton Fink as John Turturro suffers writers block in a hotel occupied by John Goodman's friendly insurance salesman. 10 Points Tony Scott directs Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans in the excellent The Last Boy Scout which is arguably Willis’ second best action film helped by a cracking Shane Black script. A memorable opening, some great action and very funny dialogue. Third Place 12 Points Point Break Third place goes to Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break as Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze form a doomed bromance in a great under cover cop/extreme sports action film. Quite a year for Reeves with this, Bill & Ted 2 and My Own Private Idaho while Bigelow saw the film released the week after her then husband's future time travelling robot sequel. 2nd Place 15 Points The Silence of the Lambs Runner up is Jonathan Demme’s adaptation of Thomas Harris’ book Silence of the Lambs as Anthony Hopkins gives his most memorable role as serial killer Hannibal Lector assisting Jodie Foster, in one of her best roles, to track down another deranged serial killer. Not only finishing 5th in the Worldwide box office for that year, the film bagged the big 4 Oscars winning best film and the top awards for Demme, Hopkins and Foster. 1st Place 41 Points Terminator 2: Judgement Day This year's winner was never in doubt with James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. 7 years after the original, Arnie returns as the T-100, but this time he is a good guy. An excellent action film which serves as a real milestone in terms of blockbusters and special effects. Full of superb set-pieces, a great villain in Robert Patrick’s near silent T-1000 that utilised ground breaking special effects and excellent performances from Linda Hamilton as a now arse-kicking Sarah Connor and Edward Furlong as son, John. Destroying everything at the box office – it took just shy of $520 million worldwide. As with Aliens – it is hard to call if the first or second film is the best of the franchise. Everything after this (bar about 5 minutes at the end of the 3rd one) is poor to terrible until this year's latest film turned out to be half decent.
  10. I think I’m going to have to heavily promote this to get as many votes in as possible as so far with 5 people voting already - there are 15 different films voted on for 1995 - no duplicate picks at all!
  11. Results already coming in for the first half of the 90's so lets get the second half started and I'll attempt to write it up before the new year. We can then kick off the 2010 to 2019 polls. Pick your top 3 films for 1995 to 1999. Favourite gets 3 points, 2nd gets 2, 3rd gets 1. Film with most points is the best of the year (and in the event of any ties then the film with most first place picks wins). IMDB determines release date (whatever year is in brackets against the film title). Deadline is 11.59pm on Saturday 14th December 2019. Template below: 1995 1. Favourite 2. 2nd favourite 3. 3rd favourite 1996 1. 2. 3. 1997 1. 2. 3. 1998 1. 2. 3. 1999 1. 2. 3.
  12. 1990 Results 24 participants and I've got some material from when I last attempted this poll so quick return on results for 1990. 1. Ghost $505,702,588 2. Home Alone $476,684,675 3. Pretty Woman $463,406,268 4. Dances with Wolves $424,208,848 5. Total Recall $261,317,921 Oscar Best Picture: Dances With Wolves BAFTA Best Picture: Goodfellas Two massive, massive romantic films in the top 5 at the box office with dead Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore making pots in Ghost (with Whoppi Goldberg wining all the Best Supporting Actress awards) and Julia Roberts and Richard Gere making money in Pretty Women which won Roberts a Golden Globe. The latter was originally a much darker tale of prostitution, but director Garry Marshall decided on set to turn it into a comedy which paid off. Roberts would also appear alongside Keifer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon in Flatliners while Gere was directed by Mike Figgis in Internal Affairs. 4th at the box office was Kevin Costner directing, starring and winning Best Director and Best Picture at the Oscars (and Golden Globes) with his epic Western, Dances with Wolves. Harrison Ford was Presumed Innocent in the 8th biggest film of the year. 1989 gave us Bat-mania while 1990 gave us Turtle-mania as 5th biggest film as the box office (and 9th worldwide) is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which seemed to be one of the first films that everyone had on pirate (I remember watching it on VHS at the same time my brother was at the cinema watching it). 10th was Arnie doing comedy in Kindergarten Cop. Gérard Depardieu had a hit with Andie Macdowell in Peter Weir’s Green Card which won him a Golden Globe and starred in Cyrano de Bergerac. John McTiernan directs an adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Hunt For Red October a fine submarine thriller with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. So many sequels (not including three that were nominated) - Jack Nicholson directed and starred in Chinatown sequel, The Two Jakes. Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte re-teamed for Another 48 Hrs; Keifer Sutherland and Emilio Estevez were Young Guns 2. Chucky is back in Childs Play 2; whilst it has a three in the title it’s a sequel as Guttenburg, Seleck & Danson return with Three Men and a Little Lady. We had the Never Ending Story Two and more talking bloody babies in Looks Who’s Talking Too. In horror there was Bride of Re-Animator; Troll 2 and Night of the Living Dead and a threequel with Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. By far the worst of the franchise was the terrible Rocky 5 and finally the very disappointing conclusion to the Godfather trilogy with Al Pacino returning in Godfather 3 with no Robert Duvall and a terrible bit of nepotism as director Francis Ford Coppola casts his daughter Sofia who is not up to the task. A Box office bomb that was also ripped apart by the critics was Brian De Palma’s book adaptation Bonfire of the Vanities with Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks and Melanie Griffiths. With a DC superhero killing it at the box office the previous year, Marvel didn’t enjoy the same success with Captain America which managed to not get a cinema release in the U.S at all due to being so rubbish and was only released for a very limited run in the U K at the end of the year. Its total gross was £10,000 against its $10,000,000 budget. Quite a difference to 21 years later when the First Avenger would gross $370,000,000 worldwide and that was just the start. Stephen Seagal was Marked for Death, but proved to be Hard to Kill. Charlie Sheen appeared with his brother in Men at Work; in Navy S.E.A.L.S and with Clint Eastwood in The Rookie. Eastwood directed the latter film as well as directing and starring in White Hunter, Black Heart. Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening and John Cusack were The Grifters. Michael Keaton terrorised Melanie Griffiths and Matthew Modine in Pacific Heights. Anthony Minghella directed Truly, Madly, Deeply starring Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson while Peter Bogdanovich served up Texasville with Jeff Bridges and Cybil Shepherd. Spike Lee served up Mo’ Better Blues with Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and an early role for Samuel L. Jackson. Luc Beeson directed La Femme Nikita. De Niro’s other films of 1990 were Stanley & Iris and Penny Marshall’s Awakenings with Robin Williams and who also starred with Tim Robbins in Cadillac Man. Steve Martin and Rick Moranis teamed up for My Blue Heaven. Mel Gibson was Hamlet and also starred with Goldie Hawn in Bird on a Wire while Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan gave us Joe vs The Volcano; Geena Davis and Bill Murray were in Quick Change and Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle were Nuns on the Run. John Ritter has to deal with a Problem Child. Bob Hoskins and Cher were in Mermaids. Fred Ward and Uma Thurman were Henry and June and Spandau Ballett were The Krays. Tom Cruise got to meet future wife Nicole Kidman as they filmed Days of Thunder which failed to be Top Gun with cars that Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer hoped it would be and a rare misfire from Tony Scott. Mike Nichols directs Meryl Streep & Shirley MacLaine in the well-received adaptation of Carrie Fishers semi-autobiographical book (she also wrote the screenplay) Postcards from the Edge. Frank Henenlotter’s directs comedy horror Frankenhooker which boasts the tagline of “A terrifying tale of sluts and bolts”. Sam Raimi makes his first foray into the superhero genre with Liam Neeson taking on the role of Darkman. Whit Stillman directs a tale of upper-class New Yorkers in Metropolitan. Allan Moyle directs Christian Slater in pirate radio comedy Pump Up The Volume.. Frank Marshall debuts by directing Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, in what, for some unlucky people is probably the scariest film ever made, a great horror comedy in Arachnophobia. Warren Beatty’s big budget and bonkers Dick Tracey which the director also starred in alongside Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman and Madonna. William Peter Blatty directs an adaptation of his novel Legion into The Exorcist 3 starring George C. Scott. Michael Caton-Jones directs World 2 bomber tale Memphis Belle with Matthew Modine and Eric Stolz. Nicolas Roeg directs a terrifying Anjelica Huston in a great adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches with the help of some Jim Henson magic. 1 Point Jon Waters directs Johnny Depp in musical comedy, Cry Baby. Gremlins 2 as Joe Dante returns in the directors chair and on-screen Zach Galligan, Phoebe Gates and Gizmo return to fight mutated Gremlins and Christopher Lee in New York. Not a patch on the original, but not without its anarchic charm and I think the 2nd 12 rated film in the UK. Zhang Yimou and Yang Fengliang direct Chinese drama Ju Dou, the first Chinese film to be nominated for an Oscar. Abel Ferrara directs Christopher Walken in messed up crime thriller, King of New York. And Rob Reiner’s sensational run of unbroken directing run of very good to great films finishes off with our first of three quality 90’s Stephen King adaptations in Misery. William Goldman collaborated with Reiner again to write the script. James Caan made a come back as a leading actor after working very little in the eighties, but the film is most well known for little known actress at the time, Kathy Bates as the films frightening antagonist that won her the Best Actress Oscar. Renny Harlin directs Andrew Dice Clay as a rock and roll detective in The Adventures of Ford Fairline. Aki Kaurismäki directs Finnish drama, The Match Factory Girl about a young women in 80’s Finland. 2 Points Die Hard in an airport as John McClane returns in Die Hard 2: Die Harder which couldn’t possibly live up to the original, but is a very decent action sequel. Akira Kurosawa writes and directs his own Dreams in this series of eight vignettes. John Hughes writes an excellent comedy tale of child neglect and torture in Home Alone which made a fortune at the box office, turned Maculuey Culkin into a star alongside the nicer of Joe Pesci’s 1990 criminals. Wong Kar-wai directs Hong Kong drama, Days of Being Wild. A sort of Lethal Weapon re-union as Danny Glover and Gary Busey star in Predator 2 as another alien hunter turns up in LA Irvin Kershner directs a returning Paul Weller and Nancy Allen in Robocop 2. Hal Hartley directs Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan in dark comedy, Trust 3 Points Iranian film Close-Up; written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami it recreates the real life events of a con man posing as a film-maker. 4 points Adrian Lyne directs mind bending, post-vietnam horror/thriller, Jacob's Ladder with Tim Robbins in his first dramatic lead role in a film having previously been known for mainly comedy roles starring opposite Elizabeth Pena. 6 Points Nicholas Cage goes full Nicholas Cage alongside Laura Dern in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart. 7 Points Marty and Doc AKA Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd head to the Wild West in 1885 in Back To The Future 3. Probably better than the second film and a fun and satisfying ending to Robert Zemeckis's brilliant trilogy. 8 Points Tremors is the brilliant horror/comedy/giant sandworm movie directed by Tim Underwood as Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward try to survive an attack on their small town from some pesky graboids. A film that did very little at the box office, but found a home on VHS to become popular. 11 Points Tim Burton decided to follow up Batman with Edward Scissorhands – reteaming with Winnona Rider (after Beetlejuice) and beginning his career long collaboration with Johnny Depp to tell a story of Edward Scissorhands which also gave us one of Vincent Prices final roles. 3rd Place 19 Points Total Recall 3rd place goes to Total Recall as Paul Verhoeven directs Arnie in what is one of both men’s best films. Based on a Phillip K Dick short story – it is a great action/sci-fi/mind-bending/Mars based mash up with great effects/visuals and good support from Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox and Michael Ironside. 2nd Place 21 Points Millers Crossing 2nd place for the Coen Brother’s third film and the 2nd best Gangster film of the year is Miller’s Crossing featuring great performances from Albert Finney, John Turturro and Gabriel Byrne. Another film that did little business at the box office and found its audience on VHS and is considered one of the Coen’s finest films. 1st Place 44 Points Goodfellas 1st place goes to, for me, the best film ever made. Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Based on a book about the real life Henry Hill. Ray Liotta excels in a career high as the gangster making his way up the ranks of the mob, but is matched by brilliant performances by Lorraine Bracco, Robert De Niro and Paul Sorvino amongst a host of actors all giving great performances. The stand-out performance though is Joe Pesci, who won best supporting actor at the Oscars, for his portrayal of Tommy. The stand-out “funny, how?” scene being worked into the script after being improvised by Pesci based on a real life experience. For all the brilliant performances, Scorsese is the true MVP, using pretty much every directorial technique in the book from tracking shots (that scene at the Copacabana was only conceived due to Scorsese not getting permission to film at the front of the club), freeze frames, voice-overs, montages, forth wall breaking, etc, etc to put together a flawless film. The soundtracks is great, the film is funny, tense, violent, sad, always engaging, visually stunning and endlessly re-watchable.
  13. Final call for this - 23 participants so far. Anymore for anymore?
  14. Anymore interested - be good to get it around the 30 mark like the 2001 to 2010 polls. Deadline is midnight tomorrow (Sunday). Third place for every year is very, very close. Plenty of second places up for grabs and at least 1 first place is close (although the others have a clear leader at the moment).
  15. I've got tickets for the England group game against mystery team - slightly underwhelmed as I've seen us play Scotland and the other games aren't exactly exciting. Now seen the game is 8pm and I'm taking my ten year old - looked at Wembly travelodge for after the game - £175! Its £50 two weeks before on a Friday night. Supply and demand I know, but I'm not paying that.
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