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Lol, 'gimmicky'? It's pure genius how Nolan puts us in the perspective of the characters memory loss by playing the scenes in reverse order. And I disagree with your view of The Dark Knight too. The best comic book film I have seen yet. Can't wait to see how The Dark Knight Rises turns out
It's all opinion, you're free to disagree with me.

I thought that the reverse order in Memento felt contrived. I got tired of the technique after the first half hour or so and became anxious for the story to go somewhere. I felt like it was trying too hard to be smart. However without the puzzle-like structure I don't think anyone would find it particularly noteworthy.

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500 Days of Summer. Ok, the movie is cute, and so is Zooey, but it didn't live up to the hype.

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Definitely 500 Days of Summer.

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I hate the word "overrated". However, I will say The Hangover is SOOOO overrated. I disliked the film immensely. I thought Knocked Up was horribly overrated too. It's like comedies can't have a brain. They have to be raunchy to be "funny." UGH. We need some intelligent filmmakers, more female filmmakes, and comedies that have brain and heart. I am so over this "raunchy" trend. I will NOT be seeing Bad Teacher for example. UGH!!!!

Okay, rant done. Phew.

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Titanic = EPIC FAIL!!!

Lord of the Rings: I love Peter Jackson; i mean Heavenly Creatures is unrreal brilliant, but I kept falling asleep in the Lord of the Ring films. Same for the sequels to The Matrix, though I enjoyed the first one.

And what about Avatar? Durrr. Durrrr. Prettttttty??? Durrrr.

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I teach film so I appreciate Citizen Kane, The Shining, and others (that have been named in this thread) for the technique involved, although I can see how others might slot those into this category.

Also, I truly admire the subtlety of all of Sofia Coppola's films: the mise en scene, the editing, the use of sound, the sets, how the settings become characters in themselves. Hence I love her films. But again, I "get" how people can find them boring. I just think "awww, that's too bad."

But then, they might like things I don't; for example, Titanic (a.k.a. Epic Fail!!! )

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^I love Citizen Kane, it's one of my favorite movies.

The Witness is overrated, specifically the murder scene at the beginning.
I heard it was so graphic and gave people nightmares, but then I saw the movie recently (which was so dull) and the murder scene was lame and un-shocking.
But then again, maybe I'm just desensitized due to all the violence in today's films.

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