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Weekly Polls

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Henry, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Henry Jan 20, 2021
    (Last edited: May 11, 2021)

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    Hey guys! Was thinking of doing polls for the entertainment forum. Looking for ideas on how we should do them. Some ideas we could do. I think we might have tried something early on with the site, but I can't remember. Gonna do one to start with Kubrick. Open to switching it up or doing multiples a week.

    Feel free to list anyone or franchises pertaining to this.


    Director Poll: Favorite Wes Anderson Film •
    Director Poll: Favorite Mel Brooks Film •
    Director Poll: Favorite Darren Aronofsky Film •
    Director Poll: Favorite Stanley Kubrick Film •
    Director Poll: Favorite Martin Scorsese Film •
    Director Spotlight: Spike Lee •
    Director Spotlight: Steven Spielberg •
    Director Spotlight: David Lynch •
    Director Spotlight: The Coen Brothers •
    Director Spotlight: David Fincher •
    Director Spotlight: Favorite Tim Burton Film •
    Director Spotlight: Guillermo del Toro •
    Director Spotlight: Quentin Tarantino •
    Director Spotlight: Peter Jackson •
    Director Spotlight: Wes Craven •
    Director Spotlight: Christopher Nolan •
    Director Spotlight: Ridley Scott •

    Actor Spotlight: Charlize Theron •
    Actor Spotlight: Denzel Washington •
    Actor Spotlight: Robert De Niro •
    Actor Spotlight: Adam Sandler •
    Actor Spotlight: Tilda Swinton •
    Actor Spotlight: Samuel L Jackson •
    Actor Spotlight: Bill Murray •
    Actor Spotlight: Bryan Cranston •
    Actor Spotlight: Anne Hatheway •
    Actor Spotlight: Laurence Fishburne •
    Actor Spotlight: Halle Berry •
    Actor Spotlight: Jamie Lee Curtis •
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  2. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    a few ideas:

    Mel Brooks
    Michael Bay
    Francis Ford Coppola
    M. Night

    Star Wars
    Marvel (could be something similar to the bracket stuff you guys love)
    Fast and Furious
    Horror series

    Nick Cage
    Bruce Willis
  3. Toner

    A Welshy in London Supporter

    +1 for Horror Series

    Some other suggestions:

    * Coen Brothers
    * Studio Ghibli
    * Dwayne Johnson
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  4. atlas


    Michael Mann
    Denis V
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  5. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    For directors
    Sidney Lumet
    Paul Verhoeven
    Spike Lee
    Claire Denis
    Steven Soderbergh
    Kelly Reichardt
    Akira Kurosawa
    Noah Baumbach
    Bong Joon Ho
    Jim Jarmusch
    Richard Linklater
    John Carpenter
    Pete Docter
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Tony Scott
    Elia Kazan
    David Lynch
    Terrence Malick
    Sofia Coppola
    James Cameron

    Cary Grant
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Adam Sandler
    Marlon Brando
    Denzel Washington
    Channing Tatum
    Willem Dafoe
    Michael B. Jordan
    Laura Dern
    Michelle Williams
    George Clooney
    Chadwick Boseman
    Toshiro Mifune
    Eddie Murphy
    Toni Collette
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Mark Ruffalo
    Robin Williams
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Amy Adams

    Tried to mostly go with filmmakers/actors with a long enough body of work to pull a bunch of stuff from (roughly 5+ films for directors, around 7+ for actors), and pick names enough people here would have seen enough of their work to be able to talk about, apologies to most older and non-American filmmakers. People like Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubitsch, Isabelle Huppert and Denis Lavant would be really fun but probably not get much engagement.
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  6. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    For franchises everyone debates their favorite comic book/Star Wars movies constantly here so something like Godzilla or a horror series would be more fresh
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  7. Matthewconte

    Regular Supporter

    I wish more people were fans of Hal Ashby's filmography. You should spotlight him.
  8. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    looking at his filmography, I think I've only see Harold and Maude and In the Heat of the Night. What else do you recommend?
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  9. Matthewconte

    Regular Supporter

    I generally think every movie he directed in the 70s is a masterpiece or close to it and then everything in his 80s is pretty mediocre or bad. I think Being There is, in tone, closer to what Forrest Gump should probably have been based on the source material; Coming Home is probably one of my 5 favorite war movies; The Landlord is a true gem with surprisingly progressive takes on race and gentrification; and The Last Detail is one of, if not the most underrated Nicholson movies/performances ever.