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by whuntva
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1985 (2017 edition)
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1985 (2017 edition)

Wow! I actually ended up giving six 10/10 ratings this year.

1) Brazil
2) Back to the Future
3) Come and See
4) Ran
5) Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
6) The Breakfast Club
7) Shoah
8) The Color Purple
9) Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
10) Night on the Galactic Express
by whuntva
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction (1987)
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Rank the Tracks: Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction (1987)

Sweet Child O'Mine
Welcome to the Jungle
Mr. Brownstone
Nightrain
Paradise City
Out ta Get Me
Rocket Queen
It's So Easy
My Michelle
You're Crazy
Anything Goes
Think About You
by whuntva
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1984 (2017 edition)
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1984 (2017 edition)

1) Amadeus
2) This is Spinal Tap
3) Once Upon a Time in America
4) The Terminator
5) Paris, Texas
6) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
7) A Sunday in the Country
8) Stop Making Sense
9) Ghostbusters
10) The NeverEnding Story
by whuntva
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #92
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: TSPDT Series, #92

Second favorite movie ever!
by whuntva
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 1184

Re: Songs and Albums of 2004 Poll

Albums: 1) Green Day-American Idiot 2) U2-How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 3) Mastodon-Leviathan 4) Kanye West-The College Dropout 5) Arcade Fire-Funeral 6) John Butler Trio-Sunrise Over Sea 7) Velvet Revolver-Contraband 8) Libertines-[self-titled] 9) The Killers-Hot Fuss 10) Interpol-Antics Songs: 1...
by whuntva
Tue May 30, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1983 (2017 edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1983 (2017 edition)

Just in time! I didn't feel confident in my picks, so I postponed the list until I could watch all the movies I wanted. But Here I am now in the nick of time! 1) Sans Soleil 2) A Christmas Story 3) The Right Stuff 4) The Ballad of Narayama 5) El Norte 6) Return of the Jedi 7) Tender Mercies 8) Scarf...
by whuntva
Sat May 20, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Stone Roses' The Stone Roses (1989)
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Stone Roses' The Stone Roses (1989)

Fool's Gold
I Wanna Be Adored
She Bangs the Drums
I am the Resurrection
This is the One
Made of Stone
Bye Bye Badman
Shoot You Down
Sugar Spun Sister
Don't Stop
Waterfall
Elizabeth My Dear
Elephant Stone
by whuntva
Fri May 19, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 30 Chris Cornell Songs (voting starts now)
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Top 30 Chris Cornell Songs (voting starts now)

1) Black Hole Sun 2) Just Like Suicide 3) Spoonman 4) Flower 5) Fell On Black Days 6) Outshined 7) Cochise 8) Billie Jean 9) Hunger Strike 10) You Know My Name 11) Let me Drown 12) Like a Stone 13) My Wave 14) Loud Love 15) Blow up the Outside World 16) Mailman 17) Black Rain 18) Been Away for Too L...
by whuntva
Thu May 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 640

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

Ouch! This one hit pretty hard. I usually don't go into idolatry of people I don't even know, but Chris was somebody special. He had such unique styles and a voice that nobody could replicate. Their music kept me up at night as I was exploring all their sounds and trippy imagery. Their songs kind of...
by whuntva
Wed May 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Australian songs
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Favorite Australian songs

I discovered Triple J when I was just the right age for it at 14. It's been love ever since. For this, I'll go by my last songs submission. It's a bit out of date, but I'll include some newer additions after I post the Aussie songs from the last list in order. 1) Powderfinger-These Days 2) AC/DC-You...
by whuntva
Mon May 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #94
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: TSPDT Series, #94

I couldn't get into this one. It wasn't "Bad" per se, just not my thing.
by whuntva
Sat May 13, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #95
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: TSPDT Series, #95

This is a movie all about capturing atmosphere and building stress. Spielberg couldn't get the shark to work, but not showing it off helps preserve the surprise.

It is said no Best Film list is complete without Jaws. I can totally see why.
by whuntva
Tue May 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #96
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: TSPDT Series, #96

Probably the biggest time where I disagreed with the critics. The problems lie not with Kubrick, but with most of the rest of the film. So much of it is filler and a lot of it just isn't scary, aside from a few jump scares. And when they do come, most are exaggerated to the point of being laughable....
by whuntva
Mon May 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

Marquee Moon
Venus
Elevation
See No Evil
Torn Curtain
Prove It
Friction
Guiding Light
by whuntva
Mon May 08, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite songs by AM top 100 artists
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Favorite songs by AM top 100 artists

1) Beatles-A Day in the Life 2) Bob Dylan-Knockin' on Heaven's Door 3) Rolling Stones-Paint it, Black 4) David Bowie-Space Oddity 5) Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run 6) Radiohead-Creep 7) Neil Young-Heart of Gold 8) Elvis Presley-Suspicious Minds 9) Beach Boys-God Only Knows 10) Prince-Little Red Corve...
by whuntva
Sun May 07, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1982 (2017 edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 723

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1982 (2017 edition)

Strong Year. I actually had to go OVER ten and the Top Eight all get a 10/10. 1) Blade Runner 2) ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 3) Gandhi 4) Pink Floyd: The Wall 5) Fanny and Alexander 6) Veronika Voss 7) Tootsie 8) The Thing 9) The Secret of NIMH 10) Fitzcarraldo 11) Koyaanisqatsi 12) Tron 13) Star Trek...
by whuntva
Fri May 05, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 2464

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

My list is fixed!

I have a hard time remembering years, especially songs released on the cusp like some of the ones mentioned.
by whuntva
Wed May 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 2464

Re: Songs and Albums of 2003 Poll

Best year for music in my lifetime! SONGS: 1) The White Stripes-Seven Nation Army 2) The Killers-Mr. Brightside (The only thing that kept it from #1 was being released a year earlier than believed) 3) Outkast-Hey Ya! 4) Jet-Are you Gonna Be my Girl? 5) Jay-Z-99 Problems 6) Hilltop Hoods-Nosebleed Se...
by whuntva
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 10670

Re: Albums of 2017

Kasabian got pushed back a week, presumably to avoid competition with Gorillaz.

A bit disappointed, but the lead single was enough to win me over. Should be a step up from 48:13 at least.

Gorillaz new album is pretty good. Reminiscent of the early work.
by whuntva
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1981 (2017 edition)
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1981 (2017 edition)

1) Raiders of the Lost Ark 2) Mephisto 3) My Dinner with Andre 5) Evil Dead II 6) Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 7) Das Boot 8) Pixote 9) Fox and the Hound 10) Chariots of Fire Hey, I actually had enough for a Top 10 this time! Maybe I know more about movies from before I was born than I thought! I as...
by whuntva
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

Well, Spin is the absolute worst in terms of research and compilations, as well as theme. But if the shoe fits, I guess...
by whuntva
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1981 (2017 edition)
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1981 (2017 edition)

1) Raiders of the Lost Ark
2) Mephisto
3) My Dinner with Andre
5) Evil Dead II
6) Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
7) Das Boot
8) Pixote
9) Fox and the Hound
10) Chariots of Fire

Hey, I actually had enough for a Top 10 this time! Maybe I know more about movies from before I was born than I thought!
by whuntva
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a site that counts down the most critically acclaimed websites of all time?
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Is there a site that counts down the most critically acclaimed websites of all time?

This i think, would lead to Russell's Paradox, leading to an implosion of the universe. Esp. if a site like this were on there.

I've never heard of it and don't even know how you'd measure that.
by whuntva
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #98
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: TSPDT Series, #98

It is hard to get into it, but oh so satisfying once you feel the rhythm of the picture and watch the drama unfold.
by whuntva
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)
Replies: 34
Views: 1365

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

I was really trying to catch up with this year. I was going to see more films, but this is what I have. 1) Empire Strikes Back 2) Raging Bull 3) The Elephant Man 4) Mon Oncle Amerique 5) Blues Brothers 6) Atlantic City 7) Ordinary People And...That's about it. If there's time left over, I may expand...
by whuntva
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All Time Actors/Actresses Poll (2017): Voting Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1455

Re: AMF All Time Actors/Actresses Poll (2017): Voting Thread

I want to bring up an unorthodox choice that I hope a few people will consider: Mel Blanc; though his works are limited to the voices in animated shorts, his roles should be immediately familiar to everyone. He was the voice for every male WB cartoon character beside Elmer Fudd; he is the voice of ...
by whuntva
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All Time Actors/Actresses Poll (2017): Voting Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1455

Re: AMF All Time Actors/Actresses Poll (2017): Voting Thread

This doesn't seem like my thing.

There are a lot of actors I respect and a lot of them I like in a lot of things, but very few who were consistently good in all the films I saw from them.

I could probably rank the greatest performances, but not the greatest actors overall. Would that be okay?
by whuntva
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... (1996)
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Rank the Tracks: DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... (1996)

Another where all the tracks blend together. Building Steam with a Grain of Salt Midnight in a Perfect World Mutual Slump Organ Donor Stem/Long Stem/Transmission 2 Napalm Brain/Scatterbrain The Number Song Why Hip Hop Sucks in 96 Changeling/Transmission 1 What Does your Soul Look Like? Part 1/Transm...
by whuntva
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll
Replies: 84
Views: 3233

Re: Songs and Albums of 2002 Poll

Albums: 1) Coldplay-A Rush of Blood to the Head 2) Queens of the Stone Age-Songs for the Deaf 3) Red Hot Chili Peppers-By the Way 4) Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 5) The Mountain Goats-Tallahassee 6) The Flaming Lips-Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 7) Sigur Ros-() 8) Bruce Springsteen-The Rising 9) Int...
by whuntva
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many comics have you read?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: How many comics have you read?

Oh so many.

I used to collect BIONICLE and Exo-Force comics. I read the big graphic novels like Watchmen.I have read ALL of Sandman. Every publication he was in.

As for manga, I know some attack on Titan and got about halfway through Tokyo Ghoul.
by whuntva
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.11

I wonder if it's too late to nominate King Gizzard's "Rattlesnake". It falls within the timeframe. My only concern is that someone else nominated it already.
by whuntva
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil

I do like this album. To me, The Rev was the heart and soul of A7x. They were the forerunners of their own genre and had a unique sound that could not be replicated. While I may not like the vocals, the music si without compare (similar issue I have with Rage). But don't feel too bad. I'm probably t...
by whuntva
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Prince and The Revolution's Purple Rain (1984)
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Rank the Tracks: Prince and The Revolution's Purple Rain (1984)

When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
Let's go Crazy
Computer Blue
Darling Nikki
Take me With U
The Beautiful Ones
Baby I'm a Star
I Would Die 4 U

Very clear bottom and very clear top two.
by whuntva
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: UNAcclaimed Music!
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: UNAcclaimed Music!

Spin Magazine had a few bad lists.

I think one of them was the AOL list, but what the hey. I don't know if they are still active.

Seems like a funny idea though.
by whuntva
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Greatest Hits Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 1545

Re: Unacclaimed Greatest Hits Poll

Submitting vote now.

sorry it took so long. I have been very busy.
by whuntva
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2656

Re: Songs of 2017

I'm looking for quick recommendations. As of late I have been too busy to get caught up with the current year, but I have heard a little. My current favorite is technically a 2016 song, Rag N'Bone Man-"Human". It will be eligible for the EOY by the newly instated "Lazarus clause"...
by whuntva
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 3927

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Missed the golden quote from Naked:

"I used to be a werewolf, now I'm alright".

I wanted to see Thin Red Line, but ran out of time when I submitted the ballot.

Also maybe someday I will see Eyes Wide Shut as more than just exploitative pornography, but today is not that day.
by whuntva
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 3927

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Really good list to date. A few surprises but no "complaints" quite yet. Again, the 43-41 range is a bit low. I was expecting at least Shawshank and Toy Story in the Top 20. But really glad animation is doing well. As someone who does appreciate animation as its own medium and not just kid...
by whuntva
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Van Morrison's Astral Weeks (1968)
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Rank the Tracks: Van Morrison's Astral Weeks (1968)

Sweet Thing
Madame George
Cyprus Avenue
Astral Weeks
Slim Slow Slider
Beside You
Ballerina
The Way Young Lovers Do
by whuntva
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1
Replies: 32
Views: 1156

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.1

Everything Must Go
Aerial Ballet

I was too busy to enter this year, but I will vote
by whuntva
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time
Replies: 35
Views: 1046

Re: Faster Louder - The Most Overrated Albums of All Time

Black Holes is overrated in the sense that while it was the band's breakthrough, it is not their best album (that'd be Origin of Symmetry). While good, it was the beginning of the slow decline of the band once they made it big. I would kind of agree with Interpol, Arctic Monkeys (they both made bett...
by whuntva
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: RIP Robert Osborne 1932-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 170

RIP Robert Osborne 1932-2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/movies/robert-osborne-dead-turner-classic-movies-host.html?_r=0 Robert was one of the factors that got me interested in movies in the first place. He may not be such a recognizable name to most, but he is an important figure to my film odyssey. This was about as im...
by whuntva
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Rank the Tracks: LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver (2007)

All My Friends
North American Scum
New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Someone Great
Us vs Them
Watch the Tapes
Get Innocuous!
Time to Get Away
Sound of Silver

How unanimous will this week be I wonder?
by whuntva
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 4164

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

On an unrelated note, I wonder how many votes Tool will get here on AM?
by whuntva
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 4164

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

4) Daft Punk-One More Time That actually came out in 2000 (I put it on my list for that year). Well it is comfortably #2 song in our 2000 poll, so definitely not part of our 2001 poll. AND you voted for it in the 2000 poll whuntva! My bad! Discovery however IS eligible, is it not? I took this from ...
by whuntva
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll
Replies: 101
Views: 4164

Re: Songs and Albums of 2001 Poll

Don't have 15 Albums. Do have 15 songs though. ALBUMS 1) Tool-Lateralus 2) Daft Punk-Discovery 3) Jay-Z-The Blueprint 4) The White Stripes-White Blood Cells 5) System of a Down-Toxicity 6) Strokes-Is this It? 7) Mystic-Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom 8) Semisonic-All About Chemistry 9) P!nk-Miss...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Ranking the Disney Classics
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Ranking the Disney Classics

I saw all of them. Many of these are among my all-time favorites. Animated Canon only. No live-action or PIXAR. Surprised you didn't see Alice yet. That one is somewhat of a classic and one of the more famous Disney movies. GREAT TIER 1) Bambi 2) Fantasia 3) Pinocchio 4) Dumbo 5) Zootopia 6) Beauty ...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Mini-Poll: Top 50 Disney Songs
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Mini-Poll: Top 50 Disney Songs

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers and DuckTales 80s shows were legit earworms, even if the quality of the lyrics can be discussed.[/quote] Neither has anything on the Kim Possible theme. Sorry, I grew up with that and you probably didn't. So I dunno. Sticking only with the animated canon. Basically only...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Portishead's Dummy (1994)
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Rank the Tracks: Portishead's Dummy (1994)

Glory Box
Sour Times
Roads
Mysterons
It Could Be Sweet
Numb
It's a Fire
Strangers
Pedestal
Biscuit
Wandering Star
by whuntva
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1431

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

That was a wacky ending. But for the first time since The Artist in 2011, my favorite film of the year was in fact Best Picture at the Oscars. Some thoughts: -So happy Moonlight took it. may follow a bit of the formula, but is well-directed and a very intimate story. -Zootopia was a fine enough film...

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