MUBI brings you a great new film every day.  Start your 7-day free trial today!
All Topics  »

STOP THE LISTS!

Sean Walker Hutton

almost 5 years ago

Seriously, I’ve seen some pretty fucking ridiculous list. “Top ten Criterion you’ve seen before before they were Criterion.” WHAT THE FUCK? This is a place for film discussion. Not for lists, if you want lists, go to Wikipedia. Some lists are alright, like “Last Movie You Saw and Rate It” and “Your Top Ten.” I admit, I made a “Favorite Wes Anderson” when I firs came to TheAuteurs, but hey, I stopped. I even think the "Favorite {Insert Director’s Name Here} are annoying. Glughk.

Christopher Langford

almost 5 years ago

Sean – it’s pretty simple – if a thread topic doesn’t interest you, don’t click on it.

I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over.

Aaron Dumont

almost 5 years ago

Well, I must admit I enjoy lists. I myself started the Top Ten Directors and Ten Worst Movies Ever Made lists.

Rossoneri Ultra

almost 5 years ago

You know what, someone make a list about lists. :P

Mingle

almost 5 years ago

Top ten reasons not to list things:

10. It implies self-importance and conceit.
9. Hardly anybody reads your individual opinion anyway.
8. Opinions differ, so do lists.
7. They’re too subjective on one hand, yet too objective on the other.
6. They take too long to compile.
5. Even the most knowledgeable film critic’s list can be poo-pooed if someone dismisses it as “just their opinion”.
4. Often one item on the list is just space-filling. Like this one.
3. As the list goes on the items become more and more predictable/repetitive.
2. More and more predictable/repetitive.
1. Citizen Kane.

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

Samantha’s favorite dips in order:

1. Guacamole
2. Daisy sour cream (has to be Daisy or nothing)
3. French onion
4. Bleu Cheese

Samantha’s least favorite sounds:

1. The noises people make when they eat bananas.
2. Nothing else. 1 is the WORST.

Samantha’s top 3 from Roger Corman’s Poe cycle:

1. Tales of Terror (Vincent Price’s Fortunato is hilarious!)
2. The Masque of the Red Death
3. Pit and the Pendulum

Samantha’s favorite TV shows:

1. The X-Files
2. LOST (ugh! @the current season, though)
3. Battlestar Galactica (re-imagining; rest in peace)
4. Extras
5. Being Human (still has the potential to suck, though)

Samantha’s favorite times of day:

1. Bedtime
2. Jeopardy! time
3. Pet kitties time
4. Eat tacos time
5. Watch movies time

Drew.

almost 5 years ago

Really Samantha? I thought last season was bad and the first half of this season made me almost stop watching but recently it has gotten better. Oh haha I’m talking about Lost.

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

Drewby, You shut your dirty little mouth! Last season was the greatest season of LOST evarrr! Dude, time-travelling ftw. The current season ends next week and so far NOTHING HAS HAPPENED.

Jay Leighty

almost 5 years ago

I agree with Christopher. Martin and Samantha, those are damn fine lists (I had no idea, people made noise when they ate bananas). John Stossel had a report on free speech where he argued that the answer for bad or hateful speech was more speech. I think the same applies here. If you don’t like the current threads, ignore them and start better ones. Also the other major peeve on here seems to be redundant threads and there have been more than a couple of previous threads bemoaning all the lists on this forum. I don’t think anybody will hold it against you though, Sean. I’ve noticed you seem to be a positive and intelligent poster so we can let you slide on this one ;)

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

Jay, it’s kind of a “mwuck mwuck mwuck” smacking sound. It’s so horrible!

Alot o' marQ

almost 5 years ago

@ Samantha-how can you say Guac is tops and not mention Salsa? grrr…some lists just get me mad!

@ Martin-i’ve never minded Citizen Kane, and i think its a great reason to make a list.

@ Samantha…again-dude, you’re right. Jeopardy! time rules!

Jay Leighty

almost 5 years ago

Just a quick note, I abandoned this last season a few episodes in, in favor of watching it when the dvd comes out so please no specific details about LOST unless you post them in a seperate thread with SPOILER ALERT plastered all over it. Thank you, very much.

SOYBEAN

almost 5 years ago
. . . avoid bananas with a grey tint or dull skin.

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

Marq, technically my guac has salsa IN IT. Avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, green chiles, and a little lime juice. Om nom nom, y/n?

Alot o' marQ

almost 5 years ago

damn Samantha, that sounds fuckin’ good. make me some?

Christopher Langford

almost 5 years ago

Drew.

almost 5 years ago

Ok Samantha the seasons might have blended together. What happened last season to refresh my memory? Maybe I am confused. But recently I thought the Sayid-centric episode was amazing.

Jay Leighty

almost 5 years ago

Don’t do that, Drew

Col. Dax

almost 5 years ago

Bananas are my favourite fruit. I think mostly because it’s really easy to buy them. I never know when apples, or peaches, or pineapples are good, but bananas are easy; if they’re yellow, buy them.

Lists are a necessity. Clears the head.

SOYBEAN

almost 5 years ago

Drew, aren’t you here like twenty four hours a day now? They have medicine for insomnia, you know. At least that’s what I’ve heard.

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

OH I FORGOT TO ADD “PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME” TO MY LIST. Thanks for reminding me, Christopher.

Sayid-centric episodes tend to be great, it’s true. The entire island disappeared at the end of last season. Remember now?

Alot o' marQ

almost 5 years ago

Top 5 Favorite Fruits:
1)Raspberries
2)Bananas
3)Blueberries/Apples (tie)
4)Mangos
5)Peaches

SOYBEAN

almost 5 years ago

Christopher’s banana is really excited.

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

Top 5 favorite fruits:

1. Avocados
2. Tomatoes
3. Pineapples
4. Rainier cherries
5. Golden Delicious apples from Oak Glen, specifically.

Nichola​s Tinsley

almost 5 years ago

My Top Three Favorite Posts of This Thread (In No Particular Order)
1. Martin Ingle’s
2. Samantha’s First Post
3. Christopher’s

Col. Dax

almost 5 years ago

Avocados are fruit?

I guess one giant seed is still a seed.

Alot o' marQ

almost 5 years ago

so a tomato is a fruit? no one ever cleard that up for me…thanks Samantha!

see-lists ARE useful! i just learned something entirely new!

Samanth​a

-moderator-
almost 5 years ago

Yes, and a strawberry isn’t a berry at all!

This thread should be labeled “NEVER STOP THE LISTS!”

Drew.

almost 5 years ago

Oh yes! This season has been long and terrible. You are correct, but I feel it is starting to improve.

Haha its only 9 15. And I just always have a ton of homework so I keep The Auteurs up on my computer as I do my homework. This week I will actually be away from this site because my school play is this coming weekend so I have all day rehearsals.

Jay Leighty

almost 5 years ago

Good luck with your play, Drew