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Venom was my second favorite movie of the year, just behind Infinity War Venom, aquaman is second and very close to first

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Some people in this thread...God forbid others have different taste.



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HandofPrometheus said:
Some people in this thread...God forbid others have different taste.

This is why I tend to avoid movie discussions. There's always THAT GUY who implies or outright states "You movie preferences are trash and mine aren't." It's funny too because most of these people are into pretentious art/oscar-bait movies that themselves can be formulaic.



HandofPrometheus said:
Some people in this thread...God forbid others have different taste.
StriderKiwi said: 
This is why I tend to avoid movie discussions. There's always THAT GUY who implies or outright states "You movie preferences are trash and mine aren't." It's funny too because most of these people are into pretentious art/oscar-bait movies that themselves can be formulaic.

Sorry if it came out that way. Normally, I can't stand people claiming to have "better taste".

I'm just salty that Marvel and the occasional blockbuster sequel (Fast & Furious/Jurassic World/Mission Impossible/etc.) are constantly breaking records while some of my favorite movies struggle to break even nowadays.



KManX89 said:
Replicant said:

+1

Yeah, the "my favorite 2018 movies"-lists in this thread confused me as well.

I guess that's why some people want Sony to stop making movies. These people only watch the cookie-cutter blockbusters loaded with fan service, CGI galore and cool jokes and Sony suck at making those.

No, just comic book movies. Their track record is as bad as WB's with the DCEU. Let's not forget that Spider-Man was shipped off to Marvel to have his image repaired in the MCU after being driven into the ground with 3 terrible movies in 7 years. And now, they're fixing to butcher Carnage by turning Cletus Kasady into a kid-friendly sympathetic character, which is the equivalent of making a PG-13 Resident Evil movie (no, I don't need gratuitous violence to be entertained, but when it's a property that's largely known and loved FOR its violence, you can't kiddify it).

Venom wasn't that great, either. Speaking of which:

Sorry, couldn't resist.

That's my point. Sony suck at making blockbusters and I see why you'd want a gory Carnage movie instead of what Sony ends up spitting out. But if you broaden your horizon to look beyond blockbusters, Sony Classics (and other studios) are making some highly memorable movies.

Aggregating Box Office Mojo's data since 2001, total Oscar wins by studio are:

1. Fox + Fox Searchlight - 50
2. Sony Columbia + Sony Classics - 36
3. Warner Brothers + New Line Cinema (bought in 2008) - 32
4. Buena Vista + Walt Disney + Pixar - 30
5. Paramount + Paramount Vantage + DreamWorks (owned in 2006-2008) - 29
6. Miramax - 23
7. Universal + Focus Features (bought in 2016) - 22
8. Lionsgate - 20
9. Lantern Entertainment (former Weinstein Company) - 19

This year alone, movies by Sony Columbia and Sony Classics have 11 Oscar nominations.



StriderKiwi said:
HandofPrometheus said:
Some people in this thread...God forbid others have different taste.

This is why I tend to avoid movie discussions. There's always THAT GUY who implies or outright states "You movie preferences are trash and mine aren't." It's funny too because most of these people are into pretentious art/oscar-bait movies that themselves can be formulaic.

Thank you!!

That's my issue with Nolan's movies. 

While I was watching Dunkirk in 2017, I could almost picture Nolan thinking: "How can I make critics like this more and consider it for nominations?, oh! I know, I'm gonna shuffle the scenes at random so people have to think hard to keep track of it and then feel smarter"

And with Inception's ending I felt like it was specifically designed to let people arguing about it.

Now don't get me wrong, I actually enjoyed both of these movies (and most of Nolan's movies).  But sometimes you just can feel all the planning behind it to make them look smarter than what they really are.  It just doesn't feel organic.



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I think most Nolan movies are a bit overrated as well, but his movies are always at least a 7,5 on a scale from 1 to 10 so he's still one off the best directors :)

I didn't see as much movies this year as I normally do, but more than enough to make a top 10. But I have to say, 2018 wasn't a good year for movies :(

Infinity war
Bad times at the El Royale
Ready player one
Spider-man:into the spider-verse
The Equalizer 2
A quiet place
Deadpool 2
Venom
Mission-impossible:FO
Widows