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by whuntva
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: TSPDT Series, #98
Replies: 2
Views: 34

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: 923

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: 15
Views: 429

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: 15
Views: 429

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: 317

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: 67
Views: 1528

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: 156

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: 323

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: 329

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: 19
Views: 488

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: 153

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: 37
Views: 846

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: 44
Views: 1644

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: 2584

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: 2584

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: 322

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: 816

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: 704

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: 94

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: 549

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: 2911

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: 2911

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: 2911

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: 258

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: 286

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: 324

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: 986

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...
by whuntva
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

The thing about Birth of a Nation though is...I get it. I can see the techniques and how it influenced filmmaking. And I see what made DW Griffith a special director. Even with its sensitive subject matter, it is a landmark film and goes above and beyond with its craft. And it would be a very differ...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)
Replies: 30
Views: 708

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pixies' Doolittle (1989)

Debaser
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Hey
Silver
Here Comes your Man
There Goes my Gun
Wave of Mutilation
La La Love You
Mr. Grieves
Dead
I Bleed
Crackity Jones
Tame
No. 13 Baby
Gouge Away
by whuntva
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies, but I see how somebody who is mostly a fan of the sort of movies that get in the top 100 would dislike it. It has more of a fun and cool factor than 'Intellectual and emotional depth' factor. It's a deconstruction of the mobster genre. Jaws I personally fi...
by whuntva
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 1839

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

Here are rock songs that I like a lot but the critics seem to hate or just don't care, as I can't find them on AM: 40. Sublime, "Santeria" 39. Sepultura, "Refuse/Resist" 38. Aerosmith, "Pink" 37. No Doubt, "Just a Girl" 36. Guns N' Roses, "Don't Cry"...
by whuntva
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Sorry, whuntva, I think the medication I'm on probably made me not think twice about posting things. The original post now seems to me - a mere few minutes later - horribly righteous. I didn't mean to be... No need to be. I just assumed you were joking. I have said many similar things myself. It wa...
by whuntva
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

babydoll wrote:Okay, buddy, I think we may need to talk about how The Rules of the Game and L'Atalante is infinitely better than Jaws and Pulp Fiction...

Otherwise, interesting list.


To me, L'Atlante was good, but I don't see why it's hailed as a masterpiece. It's just...good.
by whuntva
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Waiting for the TSPDT update
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: Waiting for the TSPDT update

Just Recently watched "Blowup" to complete the Top 100 (again). It was pretty good. 9/10.

Here's my ranking of all of the Top 100:

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls037531394/
by whuntva
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Rank the Tracks: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Surprised it took this long to get here.

Time
Money
Us and Them
Great Gig in the Sky
Breathe
Brain Damage
Eclipse
Any Colour you Like
On the Run
Speak to Me
by whuntva
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement

I love it! I'd be happy to host if there are no other takers. A few things that would helpful for me and for everyone else: It would be great to have a common spreadsheet that everyone uses to fill in rankings. In addition to the usual columns of artist and song, it would make sense to have a colum...
by whuntva
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 2876

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Interesting. So the poll I helped host was actually the third closest in our history. I'll take it. 2009 seems odd, as history seems to rule in "Two Weeks" favor despite it losing by the greatest margin. It still ranks high in our polls while Animal Collective fell off the map. 2014 also s...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Feedback Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Unacclaimed Feedback Poll

Moonbeam wrote:Best ever! The expansion to 128 was brilliant, and you were amazing with keeping on top of everything.


Even all those times I flubbed the scores?
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Feedback Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Unacclaimed Feedback Poll

Please let the management and timeliness, not just the results, influence your response.

I'll leave it open for ten days to see what people think.
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Unacclaimed Followup and Greatest Hits Announcement

Another Unacclaimed is in the books. Amadou & Mariam join Kashiwa Daisuke and Shiina Ringo as official Unacclaimed champions (neither Nina nor Curtis won officially in Unacclaimed I). So now, we have the hangover. Unacclaimed V will keep the current format. I thought the expansion made the tourn...
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 796

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

Be it known that had this game run any longer, Laura Viers could have ended up like the Patriots tonight. :(


I don't want to live on this planet anymore!
by whuntva
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 796

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

This game was very interesting. It started with the song in front winning 3-0, then there was a bit of a rally towards the end. But by that time, the game was called. The winner by a record score of 11-9 is... https://dopedegree.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/amadou-mariam.jpg Amadou and Mariam-Je Pens...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 2876

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

And as a special bonus from the host, I will list any songs from the Top 100 songs where applicable. This was just a little gimmick I added last year. You don't have to sift back and do this again. However, if you do, remember "Blackstar" the song was #9 last year. So include that please.
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE
Replies: 30
Views: 796

Re: Unacclaimed IV GRAND FINALE

While the Big Game starts tonight, this tourney wraps up.

If you don't want to watch Lady Gaga at halftime, I'll call the game then.

We have tied last year's record turnout of 19. One more will surpass it!
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 986

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

I saw them all for the third year in a row. I thought they'd be better than this, but most of the Oscars this year were the same-old, same-old. They do the bare minimum for a good film and only seek to win awards rather than be revered as classic movies. 1) Moonlight--Beautiful film. A bit Oscar Bai...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 2523

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Alright. No problem with "Lazarus" winning. After this year, it seems right. I also motion that we name the eligibility rule for EOY the "Lazarus" clause now. If a song came out the year prior as a single and was included on an album in the current year, but NOT on last year's EO...
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 2523

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Alright! We have the ideal Top Two!

This could be the first time since "Get Lucky" where I actually agree with the consensus.

Though again, it will be odd to see "Lazarus" win one year late.
by whuntva
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 2523

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Off the top of my head, I can only think of four of the possible Top 5. EDIT: No wait. I remember the fifth. My only hope is "Ultralight Beam" doesn't win. It's an okay song but not worthy of the top spot. It's Radiohead, Kanye, Mitski, Solange, or Bowie. I'm thinking Radiohead with Bowie ...
by whuntva
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 2523

Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

I'm going to sound a bit odd when I say this. But for me, Lemonade was a whole greater than the sum of its parts. I like the album as a whole. I listened to it all the way through twice and very much enjoyed it both times. But at the same time, all the songs seem to blend together in my brain. It ma...
by whuntva
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Ranking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Replies: 23
Views: 573

Re: Ranking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

I just realized that Bjork will be eligible next year. God, she's gonna get nominated so many times without even getting into the Hall of Fame. Technically, she's been eligible since 2002. Remember, she made an album at age 11. I think that may be true. But if they ever change up the committee a li...

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