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Title: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: papercuts on March 30, 2008, 11:26:47 AM
(inspired by the book thread. since I love movies, I thought "why not?")

Please say something about each movie if you could, just to give others some idea of what it's like/which part of the movie stand out to you/what you like about it.




-The Pillow Book
directed by peter greenaway, who is also a painter. very very beautifully done film. somewhat experimental, but not very so (don't worry!).
art. sensuality. etc. Not sure what it would be like on a tv screen, but I'd recommend seeing it on a big screen if you can (this is my opinion for all movies, actually, but the style of this particular movie make it even more so...it can be very busy so I can't fathom seeing all that on a small screen)

-Fargo
quietly funny. I am fond of noir-type compositions so I can't help but like this.

-The Rocky Horror Picture Show
...need I say more?




these are off the top of my head. will add more if I think of any or if others comes up.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 30, 2008, 11:35:12 AM
Brick such an amazing movie. Very smart.
Running With Scissors people have some real problems. You're not the only one.
Shortbus minus the sex scenes (which are beautifully done by the way) this movie is simply moving and a tearjerker.
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Post by: dangerpants on March 30, 2008, 11:49:26 AM
Running With Scissors people have some real problems. You're not the only one.

I HATE this movie with a passion. Whoever made it, in my opinion, botched it up so badly. The book is fantastic. Now everytime I mention how much I liked the book, no one believes me. You are-seriously- the only person I know (irl or online) that said they like this movie. I don't even know anyone who has said that they have no opinion or don't care. I guess it's a love/hate sort of thing.

Now for MY recommendations.

Seven Year Itch (which is actually on Hulu.com). I love Marilyn Monroe, and she's just over-the-top in this movie. I also like the main character, who is soo funny.
Fight Club (people call me Tyler Durden. It's weird, actually.). I was expecting this movie to be just about fighting. Instead, it crept into my skull and labotomized me with lye.
Silence of the Lambs (OMG so much love to Dr. Lector). So many screwed up people, so little time. I love the quid pro quo thing so much it makes me squee.
Red Dragon. Seriously. Great story, handsome naked man.
(Note how I'm not saying Hannibal Rising or Hannibal.)
Spirited Away. OMG. Gorgeous.
Howl's Moving Castle. Best love story I've seen in a long time.
Mononoke Hime. So much love right now. It's fantastic.
Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind. Has pantyshots. I mean, a really great point. (No really, it has both.)
Ok, just all of Miyazaki's stuff. He's a genius. Some of his movies (Grave of the Fireflies? Is that what that was called?) are really sad, but they are so well written and moving that it's worth the cry.
The Dark Crystal. For no reason except that muppets are awesome and Jen is a girl's name.
The Last Unicorn. THE TREE HAS BOOBS. Also, it's awesome.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 30, 2008, 12:05:38 PM
OLDBOY Just awesome

BETTY BLUE The greatest movie ever made

BATTLE ROYALE Again awesome
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 30, 2008, 12:30:40 PM
Running With Scissors people have some real problems. You're not the only one.

I HATE this movie with a passion. Whoever made it, in my opinion, botched it up so badly. The book is fantastic. Now everytime I mention how much I liked the book, no one believes me. You are-seriously- the only person I know (irl or online) that said they like this movie. I don't even know anyone who has said that they have no opinion or don't care. I guess it's a love/hate sort of thing.


I liked the book better because it had more stories, but I thought the movie was powerful and I didn't know Augusten appeared in the movie at the end! FEckk. I was also looking at pictures of Augusten when he was a kid, he was beautiful! Like drop dead gorgeous beautiful, model-esque and the guy that played him in the movie captured him so well. And because the guy who plays Augusten in the movie (I keep forgetting his name but he was in this movie I liked as a kid) reminds me of someone so badly.

I remember the last unicorn, holy crap!! THat tree had boobs yo!
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Post by: VipersGratitude on March 30, 2008, 12:31:08 PM
Any of the British remember that Simon Pegg quote from Spaced - "[The Rocky Horror Picture Show,] I hate it. It's boil-in-the-bag perversion for sexually repressed accountants and first-year drama students with too many posters of Betty Blue, The Blues Brothers, Big Blue and Blue Velvet on their blue bloody walls."?

,
Ok, just all of Miyazaki's stuff
Agreed

OLDBOY Just awesome
Agreed

And I'll raise you:

Rules of Attraction - "I need to get some more pot. I'm running out. Then I need to get laid. Where the fuck was Lauren tonight? That Lara girl was kind of hot. I could bang her and feel good about it. But I'd rather have Lauren. I wonder why? It would just ruin my illusion of her purity. Whoa, is that really what I want? I need to get laid. Then I need to get more pot."


21 Grams - An under-rated, under-viewed modern classic
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Post by: dangerpants on March 30, 2008, 12:41:37 PM
Running With Scissors people have some real problems. You're not the only one.

I HATE this movie with a passion. Whoever made it, in my opinion, botched it up so badly. The book is fantastic. Now everytime I mention how much I liked the book, no one believes me. You are-seriously- the only person I know (irl or online) that said they like this movie. I don't even know anyone who has said that they have no opinion or don't care. I guess it's a love/hate sort of thing.


I liked the book better because it had more stories, but I thought the movie was powerful and I didn't know Augusten appeared in the movie at the end! FEckk. I was also looking at pictures of Augusten when he was a kid, he was beautiful! Like drop dead gorgeous beautiful, model-esque and the guy that played him in the movie captured him so well. And because the guy who plays Augusten in the movie (I keep forgetting his name but he was in this movie I liked as a kid) reminds me of someone so badly.



My mom's dentist met Augusten. I'm not sure how or why, but he did. And my mom loves to tell me this, constantly. "Sarah, did I ever tell you about the time that..." "Yes, mom. Yesterday, in fact." "Oh, ok. Isn't that awesome?"
Actually, I still think he's quite attractive. If I were a gay man, I would hit that. And yeah, as a kid... It's easy to see why Tang wanted him for a commercial.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 30, 2008, 01:59:15 PM
Running With Scissors people have some real problems. You're not the only one.

I HATE this movie with a passion. Whoever made it, in my opinion, botched it up so badly. The book is fantastic. Now everytime I mention how much I liked the book, no one believes me. You are-seriously- the only person I know (irl or online) that said they like this movie. I don't even know anyone who has said that they have no opinion or don't care. I guess it's a love/hate sort of thing.


I liked the book better because it had more stories, but I thought the movie was powerful and I didn't know Augusten appeared in the movie at the end! FEckk. I was also looking at pictures of Augusten when he was a kid, he was beautiful! Like drop dead gorgeous beautiful, model-esque and the guy that played him in the movie captured him so well. And because the guy who plays Augusten in the movie (I keep forgetting his name but he was in this movie I liked as a kid) reminds me of someone so badly.



My mom's dentist met Augusten. I'm not sure how or why, but he did. And my mom loves to tell me this, constantly. "Sarah, did I ever tell you about the time that..." "Yes, mom. Yesterday, in fact." "Oh, ok. Isn't that awesome?"
Actually, I still think he's quite attractive. If I were a gay man, I would hit that. And yeah, as a kid... It's easy to see why Tang wanted him for a commercial.

Oh my Jesus, are you kidding me?! The Man Is Amazingly Sexy! But now he's with Dennis, his lover of many years. But he fucked up the Tang commerical.

Ps. toejam, have you read Girl, Interrupted? I felt odd because I was a 12-year-old boy reading a book about a women in angst. I dunno it was strange but whatevz.
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Post by: dangerpants on March 30, 2008, 02:03:42 PM
Oh my Jesus, are you kidding me?! The Man Is Amazingly Sexy! But now he's with Dennis, his lover of many years. But he fucked up the Tang commerical.

Poor kid.

I like Dennis. Never met the guy, but if he can put up with/love Augusten for who he is and what he's been through, that man is a saint.
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Post by: Strict Nine on March 30, 2008, 02:06:06 PM
Nobody Knows--Love every minute of this movie. Think of it as a requiem to small over-looked things. I will warn you it is a sad movie.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 30, 2008, 03:16:58 PM
Oh my Jesus, are you kidding me?! The Man Is Amazingly Sexy! But now he's with Dennis, his lover of many years. But he fucked up the Tang commerical.

Poor kid.

I like Dennis. Never met the guy, but if he can put up with/love Augusten for who he is and what he's been through, that man is a saint.
I know, it's beautiful.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on March 30, 2008, 03:46:07 PM
the 25th hour
american history x
edward norton is simply amazing
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Post by: yosmark on March 30, 2008, 08:50:42 PM
Brick such an amazing movie. Very smart.

Totally loved that movie, i would say... Home Alone 1, Back to the Future and Bickfor Schmeckler´s cool ideas. anyone seen this movie?
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Post by: Seb on March 30, 2008, 11:04:41 PM
girl, interrupted-

its definitely a must see. i love it, and i can relate to it. great acting, great story, true story..its good. it's pretty much about a girl who gets sent to a mental hospital in the late 1960's.

I've been meaning to see that
Shortbus minus the sex scenes (which are beautifully done by the way) this movie is simply moving and a tearjerker.

I heard this one was amazing!

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
I couldn't possibly put it into words!
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Post by: SisterDesire on March 31, 2008, 12:26:02 AM
Bang, Bang, You're Dead.... AMAZING!!!!
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Post by: SisterDesire on March 31, 2008, 12:30:41 AM
Also, "Fido" and "Mean Creek"..... very different, but both amazing!
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 31, 2008, 12:58:39 AM
I believe that everyone should see Casablanca...
...then see it again and marvel at all the stuff you missed the first time...
...then again... and again...  five or six viewings at least.

I'm sure there are others, but that's what comes to mind first.


Oh!  Blade Runner!...  also Brazil.
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Post by: Seb on March 31, 2008, 12:59:59 AM
ooh! YAY I love Blade Runner! It's awesome! I concur watch it... or else!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 31, 2008, 05:21:47 AM

Oh!  Blade Runner

Agreed, great movie
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Post by: ~Louise~ on March 31, 2008, 08:21:59 AM
girl, interrupted-

its definitely a must see. i love it, and i can relate to it. great acting, great story, true story..its good. it's pretty much about a girl who gets sent to a mental hospital in the late 1960's.

I've been meaning to see that
Shortbus minus the sex scenes (which are beautifully done by the way) this movie is simply moving and a tearjerker.



I heard this one was amazing!

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
I couldn't possibly put it into words!

girl interupted-soo good, the acting of the main characters is great

pans labyrinth- agreed, a bit strange but amazing. go watch it

shortbus-is that the one with loads of sex in the club sort-of place, and all the stories behind the people that go there?
if im thinking of the right movie, initially i was like eh sex for the sake of sex, but it actually had a lot of meaningful storyline behind it

not  a movie, but the planet earth 5 disc documentary series is amazing (especially in hd or blueray)  like WOW
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Post by: virtual~mary on March 31, 2008, 04:34:53 PM
21 Grams - An under-rated, under-viewed modern classic

absolutely. watch it with a friend (or three) and discuss!

Brazil.

still a stand-out.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 31, 2008, 04:44:02 PM
Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
I couldn't possibly put it into words!

When I saw the commericals I thought mmm, another stupid kid's movie (cuz it was the time they made the Last Mimzy and Bridge to Taribithia AND the remake of Narnia). So when I finally watched the movie on t.v. I was like "Is this what 8-year-olds are into now? Scary monsters with eyes attached to their palms? I'd hate to be that kid's mom"
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Post by: ShutMeUp on March 31, 2008, 04:46:34 PM
Hard Candy. Ellen Page is genius in it.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 31, 2008, 04:51:53 PM
Hard Candy. Ellen Page is genius in it.

AHHH I forgot about this one, Holy Fuck it was so amazing. I effing loved it. But there were so many things I just didn't understand how that stupid Korean woman didn't do anything when she heard the guy screaming. Who the fuck wouldn't hear that? It's not like his walls are soundproofed! I mean I'm pretty sure someone would've come and knocked on the guys door and asked what was wrong. Shittt that pissed me off so badly. It was like he was in a ghost town and ain't nobody walk their dogs no more and have good hearing. "Oh dear god, I think that man is screaming in agony, oh well I'll just mind my own business instead of going over to see what's wrong." "

Yes Louise, that is the movie.
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Post by: Rob on March 31, 2008, 05:06:39 PM
Memento
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 31, 2008, 05:56:35 PM
Memento

Good movie, I would add The Machinist, similar type of movie also very good.
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Post by: JennieJ on March 31, 2008, 07:28:27 PM
I'll second Pan's Labyrinth- Amazing film.
Also Labyrinth - Bowie is a God

Other recommends:

A Clockwork Orange   
The Evil Dead
The Jerk (I'm picking out a thermos for yoooooou..)
The Shining
The Exorcist (scares the piss out of me to this day,and I'm not even sure I believe in that crap)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Hotel New Hampshire
The Manchurian Candidate (the original)
The Fifth Element
Men in Black (I don't care what any of you say. I loved this movie)
Forest Gump
Parents (CREEPY MOTHER FUCKING MOVIE!   http://imdb.com/media/rm4187200512/tt0098068 )
Baghdad Cafe
Better off dead (I still want to marry John Cusak)
Willy Wonka (THE ORIGINAL. I love Johnny, but the remake sucked in my opinion)
Highlander
Blade
Six degrees of separation (I like Will Smith. What can I say?)
Donnie Darko
Alien
Young Frankenstein
O Brother, Where Art Thou?


I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them off hand, and I'm tired of thumbing through my netflix stuff. :)
 



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Post by: fairytalevegas on March 31, 2008, 07:37:22 PM
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND.

The Graduate.
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Post by: Musings on March 31, 2008, 07:42:14 PM
^I second MASS's post, entirely.  We watch The Graduate at the beginning of every school year here as tradition.

And I add:

Requiem for a Dream
Amelie
Trois Coleurs trilogie
Before Sunrise
Todo sobre mi madre

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Post by: dj50tonhamster on March 31, 2008, 08:23:22 PM
Hmmm. My immediate recommendations.

Punishment Park - Faux-documentary about the government forcing peace activists to either go to prison or go into the desert and search for a flag, at which point they'll go free. Most "incendiary" films can't begin to dream about being this incendiary.

Requiem for a Dream - It'll fuck you up bad, but it'll be worth it. The films of Gaspar Noé are in the same category.

Seven Samurai - True cinema. Not something you'll watch every day but everything about it is pitch perfect.

The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman's excellent meditation on the nature of Man and Death.

Grave of the Fireflies - Incredibly sad film about WWII Japan. For that matter, most of Studio Ghibli's output is well worth your time.

A Snake of June - Shinya Tsukamoto's strange but powerful film about not being whole until one's sexual and intellectual sides are united.

Aliens - The original was a great sci-fi thriller but the sequel's where it's really at. It's essentially a "guy film" but it's well-written and ratchets up the tension to unbearable levels. Most excellent.

Evil Dead II - Actually, I love the entire trilogy, but the second is my favorite. The comedy (not always intentional) is great and the atmosphere just works for me.

Dawn of the Dead - BRRAAAAAAAAIIINS!!!!!!!!!!!! Actually, most of Romero's output is at least watchable. Martin is perhaps his most underrated film.

Full Metal Jacket - My favorite Kubrick film.

The Battle of Algiers - Perhaps the best film ever made about insurgencies. This was actually screened at the Pentagon before Dubya sent the military into Iraq. I'd like to think that everybody who saw this film quit in disgust before the first missile was fired.

La Haine - Harsh film about the harsh Paris suburbs.

Oldboy - Chan-Wook Park's best-known film from his "Vengeance" trilogy. All three films are well worth your time.

Dead or Alive - It's not Takashi Miike's best film but the opening sequence alone will melt your brain.

A Christmas Story - the constant cable airings have sort of cheapened it but it's still a wonderful, spirit-lifting kind of film.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - For once, the technical accomplishments complement the story. A blast from beginning to end.

Drunken Master II - My favorite Jackie Chan film. Some of the stuntwork and martial arts work is nothing short of superhuman.

Raging Bull - Scorsese at his finest.

Rocky - Classic underdog film. The sequels aren't all that good but are good for a laugh, especially the fourth one. (Wouldn't Rocky's skull have been crushed within the first 30 seconds of the last bout? Oh well. Rocky saves us from Communism!)

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society - A series, actually, but an excellent one. Loads of deep writing concepts peppered with great action and chicks in ridiculously skimpy outfits. What's not to like? (The follow-up series is just as good.)

Berlin Alexanderplatz - At fifteen hours, this one isn't something you watch in a day, or maybe even a week. Still, Franz Biberkopf's downfall is one for the record books.

Airplane! - Slapstick parody at its finest.

The Apple - Disco version of The Bible. Gay as hell. A lead actor who yells every single line, except for the scene where he gropes his landlord. Jesus as a man with a gold limo that comes out of the sky. You know you want to see it.

Stop Making Sense - Film documenting a series of Talking Heads concerts. Quite possibly the best concert film ever.

Titicut Follies - Harsh documentary about a Massachusetts insane asylum in the 60s. I doubt much has changed since this documentary was shot.

The Exorcist - Still creepy as all hell.

Wild Zero - ROCK N' ROLL JET MOVIE!!!!!! Zero plot, all energy, and love that knows no borders, nationalities, or genders. Grab a six-pack and enjoy the hell out of this one.

Bullet in the Head - John Woo's best (IMO) meditation on brotherhood and honor. The bootleg with extra footage is the best version, although the recent DVD restores most of this footage.

Young Frankenstein - Still funny as hell. Everybody plays their part perfectly, especially Marty Feldman.

Nosferatu - See the film running at its proper speed and with color tinting. You'll understand why it's so good at that point.

Suspiria - Sure, it's all style, but what a ride. The Italians just don't make them like this anymore.

I'm sure I've leaving off loads of films but this is a good start. ;) Enjoy. There will be a quiz next week.
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Post by: Musings on March 31, 2008, 08:43:05 PM
I was reminded a few more:

Breaking the Waves
Life is Beautiful
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Post by: dj50tonhamster on March 31, 2008, 08:50:38 PM
I was reminded a few more:

Breaking the Waves
Life is Beautiful

Oh man, how could I forget those films? Both are excellent.

Oh, and I'm also speaking up for Children of Men. I don't know why I forgot that one the first time.
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Post by: fairytalevegas on March 31, 2008, 09:40:03 PM
Wristcutters: A love story.

Jess made me watch it and I AM IN LOVE.

Tom Waits FTW.
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 31, 2008, 10:11:10 PM
pulp fiction!

i just saw this movie for the first time this past weekend, and i am kicking myself for not having seen it sooner.
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 31, 2008, 10:14:29 PM
The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman's excellent meditation on the nature of Man and Death.
OK, I agree with everything on your list (everything that I've seen anyway), but mostly, thank you
for reminding me of this one.  We've been watching Animaniacs with the nephew (season1, disc 4),
and there's one where Yakko Wakko and Dot are playing checkers with the grim reaper (who has a
cheesy Svee-dish accent)...  "Spielberg eats this stuff up"...  and I couldn't think of the name of the
original film.
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Post by: Dresdollsrock on March 31, 2008, 11:00:09 PM
AGREED on Pan's Labyrinth, possibly one of the best movies of the year. I mean
its soooo interesting to follow, now, i recomend that you dont speak a word
of spanish so you have to follow the sub titles and get confused and have
to watch it twice to get the full beauty of it... AH-MAZING!!!!!
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Post by: tw2113 on April 01, 2008, 12:14:50 AM
PCU
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Post by: gargantuan on April 01, 2008, 05:54:06 PM
Doug, next time we see each other, we should talk film. Your taste seems almost impeccable.

As for my own additions:

Magnolia

Funny Games (original version)

Waking Life

I Heart Huckabee's

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2

Robocop (uhhh..)

Videodrome

Harold and Maude

The Thing
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Post by: caddy on April 01, 2008, 06:08:03 PM
The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman's excellent meditation on the nature of Man and Death.
OK, I agree with everything on your list (everything that I've seen anyway), but mostly, thank you
for reminding me of this one.  We've been watching Animaniacs with the nephew (season1, disc 4),
and there's one where Yakko Wakko and Dot are playing checkers with the grim reaper (who has a
cheesy Svee-dish accent)...  "Spielberg eats this stuff up"...  and I couldn't think of the name of the
original film.


aaahhh, the swedish meatballs episode. heeee, that was one of my favorite ones. i love the Animaniacs.
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Post by: ~*johanna*~ on April 03, 2008, 06:29:07 PM
My top faves... (there are WAY to many to name them all.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BQTBh18oK6E

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nOqKBeAF8NQ

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7gH_6ilKUF8
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Post by: Seb on April 03, 2008, 07:13:16 PM
OOOh Eternal Sunshine is good! I agree with Johanna.

I just saw The Trip- which is a foriegn indie film about an Egyptian Band! It was fantastic! You should find it at Sundance. XD
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Post by: murmur on April 03, 2008, 11:01:30 PM
Four eyed Monsters

Its not a horror film, in fact if I describe it that will take from the story.
Alright heres what the website tells me to tell you.
Quote
• About •
We made a feature length film called Four Eyed Monsters. The film tells the true story of how susan and I met online and I stalked her at her work and then we ended up dating but with a rule to never speak in person. Then our lives and minds begin to meld and our fantasies and fears manifest as we become a living breathing Four Eyed Monster.
First full length film to be put on Youtube

Watch it here on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8rRFFi_stY)

http://foureyedmonsters.com/ (http://foureyedmonsters.com/)

I urge you to watch the 71 minute film it was showcased at Slamdance and picked up some awards from Sundance channel. Really watch it !
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Post by: Holmes on April 04, 2008, 04:50:02 AM
Kill Bill, volumes 1 and 2.
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Post by: Indja on April 05, 2008, 10:04:13 AM
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid I'm not even kidding. I love love LOVE this movie.

Straight To Hell The Pogues, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and Courtney Love in a spaghetti western by Alex Cox, the guy who made "Sid & Nancy". What more could you want?!

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Not as good as the book, but still mind-blowing.

Shallow Grave So. Cool. SO COOL!!!!

Boy's Don't Cry Oh man, I still get upset at the thought of this movie. Hilary Swank is ahMAYzing.

Little Voice Gorgeous movie. G-g-g-gorgeous. Really. Phwaaaaah.
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Post by: SisterDesire on April 05, 2008, 10:19:55 AM
Oh, "Green Street Hooligans" is GREAT!!!
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Post by: Musings on April 06, 2008, 12:43:04 AM
To this I add:

The Secret Lives of Others

and

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly -- which I saw today and, just.  Wow.  Prepare to get emotional and to be amazed at the same time.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 06, 2008, 08:19:47 AM
Straight To Hell The Pogues, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and Courtney Love in a spaghetti western by Alex Cox, the guy who made "Sid & Nancy". What more could you want?!

That movie was insane & I like Alex Cox movies! The Pogues as a coffee addicted gang & Danny Boy popping up in the middle of the movie for no reason, madness! I loved it but if your talking Alex Cox movies the cream of the crop is REPO MAN

& another awesome movie is Grosse Point Blank
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Post by: Indja on April 06, 2008, 02:30:47 PM
Straight To Hell The Pogues, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and Courtney Love in a spaghetti western by Alex Cox, the guy who made "Sid & Nancy". What more could you want?!

That movie was insane & I like Alex Cox movies! The Pogues as a coffee addicted gang & Danny Boy popping up in the middle of the movie for no reason, madness! I loved it but if your talking Alex Cox movies the cream of the crop is REPO MAN

& another awesome movie is Grosse Point Blank

I've never seen "Repo Man", I well want to. I love the bit in "Straight To Hell" when Elvis Costello leans into the conversation with a tray and goes, "Nibbles?" Cracks me up!

I'm adding The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo to my list. You gotta love a bit o' Bogart.
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Post by: ___ampersand on April 06, 2008, 05:56:01 PM
"Color Me Kubrick"

"Elizabeth"

"Pulp Fiction"
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 06, 2008, 06:11:33 PM
Tank Girl
Shaolin Soccer
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster
Come Back, Charleston Blue
The Name of the Rose

...I wouldn't call any of these great (well, maybe Shaolin Soccer for sheer laughs), but I'd heartily recommend them all. O0

jdfu!
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 09, 2008, 05:16:20 PM
"Secretary"

Maggie Gyllenhaal is awesome. James Spader is awesome. The whole movie is very me and it makes my wounded little heart ache.
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Post by: yosmark on April 19, 2008, 11:11:07 PM
Art School Confidential.

Awesome i first saw it in halloween.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 20, 2008, 07:40:45 AM
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Awesome twisted road movie.

Wild At Heart Another great twisted road movie!

La Haine Great film with a shocking ending.

Man Bites Dog A truly disturbingly dark black comedy, highly recomended.
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Post by: spazgirl1981 on April 21, 2008, 01:17:45 PM
On top of some that have already made the list I recommend Sweeney Todd...Just beautiful, and wonderfully dark, Mirrormask...written by Neil Gaiman, has a labyrinth-esque feel, Hot Fuzz...absolutely hysterical, The Company of Wolves...fantastic dark fairy tale based on the writing of Angela Carter, The Wicker Man...the original not the remake, Horror Hotel...fantastic old horror movie with Christopher Lee, and there are many more but I am drawing a blank.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on April 21, 2008, 07:01:38 PM
I just saw American Cannibal. Not the greatest "documentary" I have ever seen, but it does put you off watching reality tv ever again and it is a little unsettling.

(Well it has put my husband off it. I don't watch it, if I want to watch bogans whinge I'll go to my mother in laws house.)
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Post by: Holmes on April 22, 2008, 03:47:06 PM
Edward Scissorhands  :love5:
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Post by: Catchphrase on April 22, 2008, 03:52:11 PM
21 Grams - An under-rated, under-viewed modern classic

Agreed. So much.


Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
I couldn't possibly put it into words!

Seconding this as well. This is such a visually beautiful movie. But even regardless of that, it's SO fantastic.



Straight To Hell The Pogues, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and Courtney Love in a spaghetti western by Alex Cox, the guy who made "Sid & Nancy". What more could you want?!

Boy's Don't Cry Oh man, I still get upset at the thought of this movie. Hilary Swank is ahMAYzing.

More amazing films. Especially Boy's Don't Cry. This film is actually the most heartbreaking film in history. If you know the story of Brandon Teena, don't let the fact that this isn't quite true to the story put you off, this film is still fantastic even though it doesn't stick to the facts completly.



Someone also mentioned Brazil, but I forgot to quote :(
I'm seconding this as well because it's one of my favourite movies. Although I had to watch it twice to get it properly.

Clerks and the rest of Kevin Smiths movies (Clerks 2, Dogma, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back).
Some people say they're overrated, but they're downright hilarious.

Tekkon Kinkreet! Made by the people who made the Animatrix. This anime is SO beautifully drawn, and they use a lot of neat tricks to make movement and things. Watch this!!!!

Other great films;
V For Vendetta
Sunshine
Sin City
Ringu/Rasen (I'm yet to see Ringu 2.) These are the japanese versions of the ring if you didn't know. Vastly superior to the american ones (in my opinion anyway :P)
Steamboy




I think that'll do for now D: I get carried away.
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Post by: Edric. on April 22, 2008, 08:17:25 PM
Hard Candy. Ellen Page is genius in it.

i was just about to post that! such a great movie :)

Bananas
Best in Show
For Your Consideration
Paris, Je T'aime
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle hahaha
Scoop
Dogma
Jurassic Park
Rocky Horror

and so many more that i can't think of right now haha
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Post by: virtual~mary on April 23, 2008, 04:24:20 PM
this is spinal tap
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Post by: tanqgirl on April 23, 2008, 08:15:38 PM
a lot of these have already been said...but that just makes them better :D

ANYTHING BY TIM BURTON!!! (the Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks, the new Planet of the Apes, Batman, Batman Returns, the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Frankenweenie, Vincent, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd...just to name a few)

A Clockwork Orange
Fight Club
Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
Almost Famous
Rocky Horror
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Girl, Interrupted
Queen of the Damned
Interview with a Vampire
Green Street Hooligans
Requiem for a Dream
American Psycho
Batman Forever
Batman Begins
Blade

and i'm sure there's more...but my computer is about to die, so i shall share more later :D
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 25, 2008, 06:42:00 AM
ANYTHING BY TIM BURTON!!!

I stumbled upon an early Tim Burton TV thing on YouTube the other day (it wasn't tagged or titled as a Tim Burton thing.. but when his name came up on the beginning credits I googled it and, yep, same Tim Burton! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_and_His_Wonderful_Lamp_%28Faerie_Tale_Theatre_episode%29) Shelley Duvall (the producer of the 'Faerie Tale Theatre' series) was an early champion of his work. The episode he directed is from 1986.)

'Faerie Tale Theatre: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp'
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6ZRvdam0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqSm7SN4Jgg
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQe4sS2hjtY
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rurgxvru7DU
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84uky7HEGyk

(Darth Vader as the Genie, Mr Spock as the Evil Magician..)
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Post by: tanqgirl on April 25, 2008, 12:18:23 PM
ANYTHING BY TIM BURTON!!!

I stumbled upon an early Tim Burton TV thing on YouTube the other day (it wasn't tagged or titled as a Tim Burton thing.. but when his name came up on the beginning credits I googled it and, yep, same Tim Burton! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_and_His_Wonderful_Lamp_%28Faerie_Tale_Theatre_episode%29) Shelley Duvall (the producer of the 'Faerie Tale Theatre' series) was an early champion of his work. The episode he directed is from 1986.)

'Faerie Tale Theatre: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp'
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6ZRvdam0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqSm7SN4Jgg
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQe4sS2hjtY
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rurgxvru7DU
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84uky7HEGyk

(Darth Vader as the Genie, Mr Spock as the Evil Magician..)


OMG I LOVE YOU!!! I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOREVER!!!!! OMG LOVE YOU LOVE YOU LOVE YOU!!!!
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Post by: Molotovna on April 25, 2008, 01:05:10 PM
"Elizabeth"

 I could agree with this, but not if one were looking for historical facts. But the sequel was awkward, to say the least. I was not impressed.

Masterpiece Theatre (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/) does some pretty good stuff. Just recently was a flick called My Boy Jack about Rudyard Kipling's son. Also, their version of Pride and Prejudice is very good.

Also, anything that put out my the Criterion Collection is pretty much guaranteed to be worthwhile.

I'll add Snatch, Metropolis, Sunrise, Nosferatu [the original and the remake], The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart [because it's too cute to pass up], nearly any gangster flick with Bogart or James Cagney in it, Evolution Singin' in the Rain, Swing Kids, Young Frankenstein, Heavyweights, Rear Window, A Beautiful Mind, Gone With the Wind, Cool Hand Luke, and I'll think of more to add later. My list is never-ending.

Speaking of which, add The Never-Ending Story and Willow.
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Post by: JuneGloom on April 25, 2008, 01:20:38 PM
Oh my,
     Last Friday I went to library and I rented the new Sense and Senseablity and it was really amazing. It's a masterpiece Theater movie and it was wonderful. It was around 3 hours and it was good. "So Juicy!" If you like those kind of movies I would highly suggest it.

My all time favorite movie would have to be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Everyone should see that movie!
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Post by: Molotovna on April 25, 2008, 01:27:31 PM
The version with Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant is very good, too. The book is best, though!
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Post by: dangerpants on April 25, 2008, 01:41:19 PM
Anybody mention Kinky Boots, yet? I found it at Blockbuster two days ago, and I used my superspecialrewardscoupon to get it for FREE. I totally would have paid $20 just to rent it, though. FREAKIN' AWESOME.

(My little sister was like, "why does everybody look funny? She's got a weird nose!!" And then was very confused when Lola came into the story. "What kind of movie is this?" "Jen. Lola is a cross dresser." "Ohh, ok." IDK, little sis is very weird.)
((I might make boyfriend and his mother watch it tonight...  >:D))
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Post by: tanqgirl on April 25, 2008, 03:49:02 PM
Oh my,
     Last Friday I went to library and I rented the new Sense and Senseablity and it was really amazing. It's a masterpiece Theater movie and it was wonderful. It was around 3 hours and it was good. "So Juicy!" If you like those kind of movies I would highly suggest it.

My all time favorite movie would have to be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Everyone should see that movie!

agreed!! eternal sunshine is AMAZING!!

i also love all the hannibal movies
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Post by: CeeGBee on April 25, 2008, 05:34:36 PM
Anybody mention Kinky Boots, yet? I found it at Blockbuster two days ago, and I used my superspecialrewardscoupon to get it for FREE. I totally would have paid $20 just to rent it, though. FREAKIN' AWESOME.

(My little sister was like, "why does everybody look funny? She's got a weird nose!!" And then was very confused when Lola came into the story. "What kind of movie is this?" "Jen. Lola is a cross dresser." "Ohh, ok." IDK, little sis is very weird.)
((I might make boyfriend and his mother watch it tonight...  >:D))
Lynne and I didn't make you watch this?  Damn, I'm sorry... I don't know what excuse we might have.


I just saw "The Prestige"...  It was pretty good, and I'm quite pleased with myself for recognizing [someone]
through all the makeup and stuff, even though I didn't realized this performer was even in the movie.
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Post by: Molotovna on April 25, 2008, 06:20:52 PM
I just saw "The Prestige"...  It was pretty good, and I'm quite pleased with myself for recognizing [someone]
through all the makeup and stuff, even though I didn't realized this performer was even in the movie.

The eyes gave it away!
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Post by: CeeGBee on April 25, 2008, 06:29:36 PM
I just saw "The Prestige"...  It was pretty good, and I'm quite pleased with myself for recognizing [someone]
through all the makeup and stuff, even though I didn't realized this performer was even in the movie.
The eyes gave it away!
Exactly, even from a distance....


Also, in re: Kinky Boots - Pretty much anything with Chiwetel Ejiofor, well everything I've seen.  It seems
[checking IMDB] he's been in a lot more films than I realized...  The man has an amazing range.
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Post by: $ethie on May 07, 2008, 12:54:35 AM
I don't really watch a lot of movies. When I do, I'm usually watching something on one of the cable movie channels, drunk, and questioning the entire movie because I'm too drunk to grasp what's going on. That's not to say, however, that I don't enjoy watching them.

I'd have to say:

The Red Violin
Running with Scissors
Donnie Darko
The Fifth Element
Ken Park
Hitchhiker's Guide
Fellini-Satyricon
and probably a bunch more that I'm forgetting.

Still, I'd have to watch them again myself to really get them, especially satyricon. I think I just didn't understand it because It's a massive mindfuck of a movie, rather than not understanding it because I was drunk.
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Post by: KSzczypinski on May 07, 2008, 08:29:04 PM
La Vie en Rose   (for sure)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anything Quentin Tarantino has thought about or looked at (ie: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Deathproof)
Putney Swope   (if you're feeling feisty and can find a copy of it)
To Wong Foo, Thank You for Everything  (Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, and Wesley Snipes in drag! You don't need any other reason!)
Ed Wood   (Underappreciated)
A League of Their Own   (Soooooo underappreciated.)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (Suprisingly good)



I could go on.


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Post by: Molotovna on May 08, 2008, 12:03:22 PM
I saw Katyn yesterday, by Polish director Andrzej Wajda. It was wonderful. Go see it.
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Post by: Indja on May 09, 2008, 12:36:18 PM
TI-I-I-I-I-I-I-IME BA-A-A-A-ANDI-I-I-I-I-I-ITS!!!!!!! Terry Gilliam can do no wrong.
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Post by: malcontent on May 15, 2008, 11:24:27 AM
Ken Park

My friend showed me some site that has links to movies with asian subtitles. I am tempted to just see this movie that way then buy it if I love it.


A League of Their Own   (Soooooo underappreciated.)

I fucking love that movie. I've been meaning to buy it for fucking years. I love Tom Hanks.

Anyone seen He Was A Quiet Man and can explain to me what the fuck happened?!
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Post by: Indja on May 17, 2008, 01:33:54 PM
OMG I just watched Serenity for the first time! HOW COOL IS THAT MOVIE?! Mwakakaka-a-a-a!!!!!
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 17, 2008, 06:19:11 PM
OMG I just watched Serenity for the first time! HOW COOL IS THAT MOVIE?! Mwakakaka-a-a-a!!!!!
It wuz mighty good.

I assume you've seen the entire run of Firefly?
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Post by: Indja on May 19, 2008, 07:20:11 AM
No! I'm borrowing it of my mate's dad. I'm like ridiculously excited about it. Mmm. Nathan Fillion... *drool* Don't you just wanna shove your tongue up his oversized nostrils?
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 19, 2008, 12:23:51 PM
No! I'm borrowing it of my mate's dad. I'm like ridiculously excited about it. Mmm. Nathan Fillion... *drool* Don't you just wanna shove your tongue up his oversized nostrils?
Um.....  no.  Not really my cuppa tea.

Now, Morena Baccarin or Jewel Staite?  I dunno about nostrils, but I could stand being stuck on a
spaceship with folks like that.  (Not to take anything away from the other fine young ladies in the
cast, but the other recurring female characters are kinda scary.)
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Post by: Haushinka on May 19, 2008, 08:36:25 PM
Kung Pow.

The Price of Milk.

In Bruges (I saw it five times. FIVE!)

In America.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

All dogs go to heaven.

Empire records :D

The Pianist (the only film that ever makes me cry)

It's all gone Pete Tong (because my brother is deaf and he loves it)

St Trinians train robbery

Pokemon 2000!

I would add more, but the list would be too long. I own more vhs's than dvds, totalling about.... 600 maybe? But these are the faves that stick in mind.
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Post by: Indja on May 20, 2008, 04:04:26 PM
No! I'm borrowing it of my mate's dad. I'm like ridiculously excited about it. Mmm. Nathan Fillion... *drool* Don't you just wanna shove your tongue up his oversized nostrils?
Um.....  no.  Not really my cuppa tea.

Now, Morena Baccarin or Jewel Staite?  I dunno about nostrils, but I could stand being stuck on a
spaceship with folks like that.  (Not to take anything away from the other fine young ladies in the
cast, but the other recurring female characters are kinda scary.)

Morena all the way, man! She's super duper tasty. (I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm a funny sort of straight... XD) She is gorgeous though. But Staite? Really? Hmm... Not my cuppa tea. Kinda pointy.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 21, 2008, 03:05:30 PM
Eh, different strokes as they say...

Each woman has her own unique appeal, and what grabs one guy (or other girl) might not
do a thing for someone else.
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Post by: dangerpants on May 21, 2008, 03:13:58 PM
I think they're both very very attractive... Actually, I'd doallofemontheshiphard, except the girl who plays River, who I'd rather hang out with than make out with, and the Shepherd, who has too much hair  :D.

Ohoohooh, did anyone mention Run Lola Run, yet?
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Post by: malcontent on May 21, 2008, 03:22:34 PM
Ohoohooh, did anyone mention Run Lola Run, yet?

Thanks for reminding me to see that.
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Post by: Devery on May 21, 2008, 09:11:41 PM
Ohoohooh, did anyone mention Run Lola Run, yet?

Thanks for reminding me to see that.

Then let me HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Princess and the Warrior (the original German title, Der Krieger und die Kaiserin), a 2000 film written and directed by Tom Tykwer with Franka Potente, the director and star of Run Lola Run.  It sounds like a movie starring Ziyi Zhang or Gong Li, but in fact it has nothing to do with princesses or warriors.  There is fate and love and great acting, however.
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Post by: malcontent on May 22, 2008, 08:15:36 AM
Ohoohooh, did anyone mention Run Lola Run, yet?

Thanks for reminding me to see that.

Then let me HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Princess and the Warrior (the original German title, Der Krieger und die Kaiserin), a 2000 film written and directed by Tom Tykwer with Franka Potente, the director and star of Run Lola Run.  It sounds like a movie starring Ziyi Zhang or Gong Li, but in fact it has nothing to do with princesses or warriors.  There is fate and love and great acting, however.

Is this hard to find? Would blockbuster carry it?
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Post by: Indja on May 22, 2008, 10:00:57 AM
Oooh, did I mention Boys Don't Cry yet? I musta done... It's aflippinmazing, anyway. WATCH IT!
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Post by: malcontent on May 22, 2008, 11:59:53 AM
It shouldn't be too hard to find.  Borders or Barnes and Noble might have it in the store (Borders had it the last time I was there) or they could order it. 

Hoping I could rent it first.... I may illegally download it and then if I like it buy it. That is usually how I roll.
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Post by: ~*johanna*~ on May 23, 2008, 05:11:16 PM
I think they're both very very attractive... Actually, I'd doallofemontheshiphard, except the girl who plays River, who I'd rather hang out with than make out with, and the Shepherd, who has too much hair  :D.

Ohoohooh, did anyone mention Run Lola Run, yet?

I fucking LOVE that film. It's so trippy. :D
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Post by: Schplynthia on May 25, 2008, 06:26:03 PM
Agreed about Requiem for a Dream.  I saw it when I was twelve and I think it scarred me for life.  In a good way.
Mirrormask is also amazingly beautiful.

For a good non-cheesy love story, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
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Post by: malcontent on May 26, 2008, 01:55:09 AM
Agreed about Requiem for a Dream.  I saw it when I was twelve and I think it scarred me for life.  In a good way.

I wish it did the same for me. Even though it came too late. I have only been able to swear myself off of crack. Everything else I... want to do... have done... or will do again...


Good movie though.
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Post by: Laurie on May 26, 2008, 01:57:19 AM
forbidden zone
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 26, 2008, 06:52:08 AM
Battle Royale

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y-T7yPJVvXw

An absolute must see movie.

Ignore the second film, its dreadful.
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Post by: The Great Ma Chao on May 26, 2008, 07:42:15 AM
Battle Royale

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y-T7yPJVvXw

An absolute must see movie.

Ignore the second film, its dreadful.

Seconded.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 26, 2008, 11:52:18 AM
Ignore the second film, its dreadful.

Seconded.
:)
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Post by: Mali on May 26, 2008, 04:17:36 PM
I carry The Craft, Cabaret, and Amelie with me at all times. I often say "Let's watch one of these three awesome movies" but rarely does anyone go with it.

I also often tell people to see Alice, but my copy was lost with a friendship two years ago. Blehck.

Annd............. . . .. . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . .  ..............JUNO. Yeha.
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Post by: Schplynthia on May 26, 2008, 04:23:02 PM
There is not enough ass in the world for Amelie to kick.
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Post by: tw2113 on May 26, 2008, 05:20:03 PM
For a good non-cheesy love story, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
word

forbidden zone
double word
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Post by: Molotovna on May 26, 2008, 05:23:24 PM
Has anyone mentioned Stand By Me?
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Post by: malcontent on May 26, 2008, 05:25:26 PM
Has anyone mentioned Stand By Me?

If not we who have seen it shall all be struck down by a bolt of lightning from the heavens....
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Post by: Haushinka on May 26, 2008, 05:34:27 PM
True Romance.
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Post by: tw2113 on May 27, 2008, 01:11:18 AM
I found "A Dirty Shame" to be quite different and worth a viewing
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 27, 2008, 04:58:04 AM
Jan Svenkmejer : Little Otik, Alice, Faust
plus everyone should watch un Chien Andalou, Nosferatu, Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
However there has never been a decent version of Frankenstein, and this really annoys me
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 27, 2008, 12:44:26 PM
Jan Svenkmejer : Little Otik, Alice, Faust
plus everyone should watch un Chien Andalou, Nosferatu, Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
However there has never been a decent version of Frankenstein, and this really annoys me
Most of those I agree with wholeheartedly, however....

I saw Caligari... 
at midnight... 
Hallowe'en... 
in a 1920's "Motion Picture Palace"...
with live music (I forget if they used the theatre's Wurlitzer or if "The Ululating Mummies" played,
local oddball band extraordinaire)....

...and it was still lame and pointless.
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Post by: Molotovna on May 27, 2008, 12:49:50 PM

...and it was still lame and pointless.

I challenge you to a duel!
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 27, 2008, 12:55:13 PM

...and it was still lame and pointless.

I challenge you to a duel!
Swords at dawn.  See my second to arrange a date and place.

(or we could find a screening of Nosferatu somewhere and skip the actual bloodshed.)
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Post by: Molotovna on May 27, 2008, 01:15:09 PM
(or we could find a screening of Nosferatu somewhere and skip the actual bloodshed.)

Okay, you've talked me into it.  ;)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 27, 2008, 04:07:06 PM
Jan Svenkmejer : Little Otik, Alice, Faust
plus everyone should watch un Chien Andalou, Nosferatu, Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
However there has never been a decent version of Frankenstein, and this really annoys me
Most of those I agree with wholeheartedly, however....

I saw Caligari... 
at midnight... 
Hallowe'en... 
in a 1920's "Motion Picture Palace"...
with live music (I forget if they used the theatre's Wurlitzer or if "The Ululating Mummies" played,
local oddball band extraordinaire)....

...and it was still lame and pointless.

You should be shot for that comment!  :knuppel2:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a classic & close on 90 years on is still one of the greatest movies ever made.
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Post by: Molotovna on May 27, 2008, 04:10:25 PM
You should be shot for that comment!  :knuppel2:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a classic & close on 90 years on is still one of the greatest movies ever made.

Which is why I challenged him to a duel, but he talked me out of it. I'm not gullible, I swear.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 27, 2008, 04:15:29 PM
You should be shot for that comment!  :knuppel2:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a classic & close on 90 years on is still one of the greatest movies ever made.

Which is why I challenged him to a duel, but he talked me out of it. I'm not gullible, I swear.

But a duel gives him a chance, im thinking a statement like that doesn't even give him the luxury to choose a blindfold. Just line him up against a wall & bang!
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Post by: Molotovna on May 27, 2008, 04:24:58 PM
And no cigarette, either!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 27, 2008, 04:28:02 PM
And no cigarette, either!

Im not the Taliban, I have some compassion  ^-^
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 27, 2008, 10:44:03 PM
However there has never been a decent version of Frankenstein, and this really annoys me

True.

Nothing has ever even come close to getting Frankenstein right on screen.

And I really don't know why. Shouldn't it be one of the easier ones to adapt? I would've thought so.

Maybe someone should try and convince Tim Burton to have a bash at it. I'm not sure it'd be brilliant, but I think it'd be a most interesting attempt.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 28, 2008, 12:17:36 AM
You should be shot for that comment!  :knuppel2:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a classic & close on 90 years on is still one of the greatest movies ever made.

Which is why I challenged him to a duel, but he talked me out of it. I'm not gullible, I swear.

But a duel gives him a chance, im thinking a statement like that doesn't even give him the luxury to choose a blindfold. Just line him up against a wall & bang!
I'd heard you were into that sort of thing, and that's all well and good for you, but I'm not.
Sorry.

Also, I don't smoke.


In a related matter:  anyone seen Breaker Morant?
The one line to the firing squad...  priceless.

(oh, and SomeW, when we find that Nosferatu screening, you can come too.)
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Post by: malcontent on May 28, 2008, 01:19:13 AM
You should be shot for that comment!  :knuppel2:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a classic & close on 90 years on is still one of the greatest movies ever made.

Which is why I challenged him to a duel, but he talked me out of it. I'm not gullible, I swear.

But a duel gives him a chance, im thinking a statement like that doesn't even give him the luxury to choose a blindfold. Just line him up against a wall & bang!
I'd heard you were into that sort of thing, and that's all well and good for you, but I'm not.
Sorry.


You have no idea.... hahaha
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 28, 2008, 07:21:29 AM

You have no idea.... hahaha

Hey im an innocent! I know not of these mucky things you imply, me being all virginal & chaste!  :angel12:

(oh, and SomeW, when we find that Nosferatu screening, you can come too.)

I will bring the popcorn.
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Post by: Schplynthia on May 28, 2008, 07:24:56 AM
However there has never been a decent version of Frankenstein, and this really annoys me

True.

Nothing has ever even come close to getting Frankenstein right on screen.

And I really don't know why. Shouldn't it be one of the easier ones to adapt? I would've thought so.

Maybe someone should try and convince Tim Burton to have a bash at it. I'm not sure it'd be brilliant, but I think it'd be a most interesting attempt.

Not exactly a legit adaptation of the book, but Young Frankenstein was pretty fucking awesome.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 28, 2008, 07:29:08 AM
Young Frankenstein was pretty fucking awesome.

Agreed!
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Post by: Haushinka on May 28, 2008, 09:27:15 AM
(oh, and SomeW, when we find that Nosferatu screening, you can come too.)

I will bring the popcorn.

It was showing at the cameo in edinburgh last week. I was a total nosferatu virgin (aside from the references in the fast show), and I loved it  :D
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Post by: Molotovna on May 28, 2008, 10:29:03 AM
Young Frankenstein was pretty fucking awesome.

Agreed!

"He must have an enormous Schwanstücker!"
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Post by: ~*johanna*~ on May 29, 2008, 07:15:23 PM
I know I already mentioned this film, but I just saw it again for the 1,000,000th or so time. And I just can't stress how much I love it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SaKPWelHSTU&feature=related
"Fuck you!"
"You wish! You gotta buy me dinner first!"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aVL3SMY021k&feature=related
If I ever get married, I hope it's to a guy like Seymour ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VYw7u6mHt4M&feature=related
this song makes me cry.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 29, 2008, 07:32:59 PM
I know I already mentioned this film, but I just saw it again for the 1,000,000th or so time. And I just can't stress how much I love it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SaKPWelHSTU&feature=related
"Fuck you!"
"You wish! You gotta buy me dinner first!"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aVL3SMY021k&feature=related
If I ever get married, I hope it's to a guy like Seymour ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VYw7u6mHt4M&feature=related
this song makes me cry.

I love Ghost World :)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 30, 2008, 06:47:49 AM
Young Frankenstein was pretty fucking awesome.

Agreed!

"He must have an enormous Schwanstücker!"

"Puttin' On The Ritz!"
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 30, 2008, 01:40:46 PM
There Wolf....... There Castle!
there was a documentary on Marty Feldman the other day.... Fascinating.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 01, 2008, 09:19:34 AM
LEON

Awesome movie
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Post by: malcontent on June 01, 2008, 09:20:25 AM
LEON

Awesome movie

Don't lie. He's a liar. You can't trust anything this one says.
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Post by: CeeGBee on June 01, 2008, 04:32:57 PM
LEON

Awesome movie
As in The Professional with Jean Reno?
If so, I thoroughly agree.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 01, 2008, 06:43:41 PM
LEON

Awesome movie
As in The Professional with Jean Reno?
If so, I thoroughly agree.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/leon.jpg)
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Post by: Haushinka on June 01, 2008, 07:33:21 PM
Delicatessen.

I used to think I was Natalie Portman in Leon
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 01, 2008, 08:00:53 PM
City of the Lost Children (one of my personal favourites).
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 02, 2008, 06:22:17 AM

I used to think I was Natalie Portman in Leon

I used to like to think I was in Natalie Portman  >:D :D >:D
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Post by: yosmark on June 02, 2008, 08:38:58 PM
Crashback, i loved that movie, anyone else have seen it?
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Post by: Wires+Waves on June 03, 2008, 10:30:55 PM
Oh man I was just gonna come here to recommend The Professional.

Seriously, that is my favorite movie ending ever.
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Post by: ~*johanna*~ on June 06, 2008, 07:50:29 PM
Son of Rambo was great. I saw it last night in the theater.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89846955
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 14, 2008, 08:29:47 PM
I have my favorite movies, but the one that I advise everyone...(EVERYONE!)...to see would have to be Amelie. That movie is too amazing for its own good.
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Post by: Indja on June 15, 2008, 07:46:16 AM
Time Bandits - I bought it yesterday for £3 in Fopp, I was well chuffed!
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Post by: Elenieleni on June 20, 2008, 08:11:11 AM
girl, interrupted-

its definitely a must see. i love it, and i can relate to it. great acting, great story, true story..its good. it's pretty much about a girl who gets sent to a mental hospital in the late 1960's.
That movie is worth to watch!
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Post by: Beth on June 21, 2008, 07:39:49 PM
All About Eve ~ One of my all-time favourite films, and my fave Bette Davis film. It's just fantastic-I recommend it to everyone.

The Hours~ Beautiful melancholy movie with an amazing cast. (and based on the great book of the same name my Michael Cunningham, which in itself is based on Virgina Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway'). Stunning score by Philip Glass.

Blade Runner~ A modern classic I'd say-with a gorgeous soundtrack by Vangelis.

Juno~ If you've not seen this already you must. Unusual and funny and touching at the same time, and starring the lovely Ellen Page. + Cute quirky soundtrack.

Angels in America~ Alright not strictly a film but a mini-series. But f*^%cking amazing play adapted for screen by Tony Kushner; and a bloody amazing cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson and Al Pacino.

Simply Irresistible~ Okay, okay-I love this film.I can't help it. It's cheesy and corny and has Sarah Michelle Gellar. and a magic crab that wears a tuxedo. But still it's one of my favourite films and I couldn't just leave it out because it was a flop.

The Craft ~ Love it.

Twister~ It's just ace.

Beetlejuice~ Tim Burton at his best. Another classic. It's a must-see.
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on June 22, 2008, 01:36:54 AM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Harold and Maude
Moulin Rouge
Hard Candy
Across the Universe

..a lot more
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Post by: Die Baume des Winters on June 22, 2008, 03:58:22 AM
Down By Law
Raging Bull
The Three Colours Trilogy [but especially - Three Colours: Blue]
Wings of Desire
The Lives of Others
Life is Beautiful
Cinema Paradiso
La Heine.

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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 22, 2008, 04:40:13 AM

The Three Colours Trilogy [but especially - Three Colours: Blue]

La Heine.


Agreed
Also

Lost In Translation
Man Bites Dog
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Post by: Beth on July 04, 2008, 08:20:05 PM
Saw Hancock the other night. It was fantastic.  Watch it! x
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Post by: ddabrockhard on July 05, 2008, 03:21:43 PM
Tank Girl.
its a really cool movie, if you havent seen i strongly recommend that you see it.

The Wall.
there are some really cool scenes in this movie that just make you stare at the tv. haha

Kill Bill.
i just like the violence in it, even though all the blood and stuff looks reallllly fake, i think its a great movie. Uma Thurman kicks major ass in it.

Across the Universe.
its just a really good movie with great music. thats all i have to say about it.
=] haha

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Post by: CeeGBee on July 05, 2008, 06:03:30 PM
Tank Girl.
its a really cool movie, if you havent seen i strongly recommend that you see it.
I have it on VHS...  First time I watched it, I was like:
"Hmmm...  Tank Girl, she's ok, but that Jet...    :love5:"...  Apparently Hollyweird agrees.
(Gee, does that reflect badly on me?)
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Post by: angryinch on July 05, 2008, 06:33:50 PM
I Spit on Your Grave
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Post by: Beth on July 05, 2008, 06:46:09 PM
not sure which thread to  post this but Cabaret will be on BBC1 on Tuesday the 8th at 11.35  for any of you who are interested.
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Post by: yosmark on July 05, 2008, 06:46:54 PM
The attack of the killer tomatoes.  O0
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Post by: Devery on July 05, 2008, 07:54:21 PM
Tank Girl.
its a really cool movie, if you havent seen i strongly recommend that you see it.
I have it on VHS...  First time I watched it, I was like:
"Hmmm...  Tank Girl, she's ok, but that Jet...    :love5:"...  Apparently Hollyweird agrees.
(Gee, does that reflect badly on me?)


Yes, very badly.  But, as long as I'm here, here's Jet Girl, all growed up!


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/devery_01/naomi_watts_4.jpg)
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 05, 2008, 10:42:34 PM
Tank Girl.
its a really cool movie, if you havent seen i strongly recommend that you see it.
I have it on VHS...  First time I watched it, I was like:
"Hmmm...  Tank Girl, she's ok, but that Jet...    :love5:"...  Apparently Hollyweird agrees.
(Gee, does that reflect badly on me?)


Yes, very badly.  But, as long as I'm here, here's Jet Girl, all growed up!


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/devery_01/naomi_watts_4.jpg)

See?  Even Hellywood gets it right sometimes....



On to a different film...
Has anyone mentioned The Princess Bride?  I need to recheck this thread...  I mean, somebody must have, right?
Search button says not...  What the hell is wrong with you people?
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 06, 2008, 04:10:56 AM
You need to read the original graphic novels to really enjoy Tankgirl.
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Post by: fishbulb on July 06, 2008, 04:35:59 AM
I have my favorite movies, but the one that I advise everyone...(EVERYONE!)...to see would have to be Amelie. That movie is too amazing for its own good.

I have to disagree. I know that the entire world is in love with Amélie, but I thought it was a big load of nothing. It is almost Disney. It even annoyed me, how bad it was.

A movie everybody NEEDS to see: To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the ten best movies ever. Can't think of the other nine now.
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Post by: Zephyr on July 06, 2008, 05:15:03 AM
And I disagree with both of you. I definitely think Amelie is a good movie, but not extraordinarily good. Just good.
I think half the praise it receives is just because it's french. "oh, look at me, being all fancy, watching foreign films"

Same with Juno. Do people actually think it's a good movie? or do they say they do because they think it's the cool thing to say?
(Again, I thought it was an OK movie, but definitely nothing spectacular)
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Post by: fishbulb on July 06, 2008, 05:30:02 AM
That reminds me, Zephyr, I saw a really good Belgian black comedy a while ago. De Bloedbruiloft, if you ever have a chance, go see it.

http://www.cinebel.be/nl/film/12709-De-Bloedbruiloft.htm (http://www.cinebel.be/nl/film/12709-De-Bloedbruiloft.htm)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 06, 2008, 01:51:06 PM
And I disagree with both of you. I definitely think Amelie is a good movie, but not extraordinarily good. Just good.
I think half the praise it receives is just because it's french. "oh, look at me, being all fancy, watching foreign films"

Same with Juno. Do people actually think it's a good movie? or do they say they do because they think it's the cool thing to say?
(Again, I thought it was an OK movie, but definitely nothing spectacular)

I definitely agree about Juno...It was okay...the hype was ridiculous.

Well, I love Amelie because I found a really strange humor and quirkiness to it, and I liked how it came through even in a different language. I dunno, I guess it's just a (for lack of a better term) personal connection kindofthing. And yeah, I can see what fishbulb means about it being almost Disney.

Mmm. The Princess Bride also.
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Post by: Beth on July 06, 2008, 03:30:51 PM
I thought Juno was fantastic. I dont care about film hype-I just thought it was clever writing and good humour and rather heartwarming.

ooh film- Like Water for Chocolate. bizaaaarrree
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Post by: FallingFromGrace on July 06, 2008, 03:33:52 PM
Quote
I thought Juno was fantastic. I dont care about film hype-I just thought it was clever writing and good humour and rather heartwarming.
Don't forget the amazing performances!
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Post by: Zephyr on July 06, 2008, 04:06:27 PM
That reminds me, Zephyr, I saw a really good Belgian black comedy a while ago. De Bloedbruiloft, if you ever have a chance, go see it.

http://www.cinebel.be/nl/film/12709-De-Bloedbruiloft.htm (http://www.cinebel.be/nl/film/12709-De-Bloedbruiloft.htm)

Oh, thanks! I'm always looking out for good movies. I'll check it out at the library next time I'm there. (I just looked it up and they have two copies, both available)
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Post by: Holmes on July 06, 2008, 06:32:21 PM
lordy lordy, i just watched Teeth.
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Post by: imaginary friend on July 06, 2008, 08:49:36 PM
I have my favorite movies, but the one that I advise everyone...(EVERYONE!)...to see would have to be Amelie. That movie is too amazing for its own good.

I have to disagree. I know that the entire world is in love with Amélie, but I thought it was a big load of nothing. It is almost Disney. It even annoyed me, how bad it was.

A movie everybody NEEDS to see: To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the ten best movies ever. Can't think of the other nine now.


That's what you get for thinking.:P

Seriously, Jean-Pierre Jeunet can do no wrong. Best living filmmaker.

jdfu!
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Post by: colordeaf on July 06, 2008, 08:52:56 PM
V for Vendetta. I watched the DVD recently. The portrayal of V and the Valerie scene in particular.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 09, 2008, 10:07:51 AM
lordy lordy, i just watched Teeth.
How was that?
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 09, 2008, 10:25:26 AM
street of crocodiles by the Brothers Quay...... brilliant and dark stopframe
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Post by: Holmes on July 09, 2008, 01:11:16 PM
lordy lordy, i just watched Teeth.
How was that?

It was quite funny actually. Disturbing, but funny.
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Post by: Haushinka on July 10, 2008, 10:29:07 AM
The Dark Knight.


Just saw it in Bangkok. I'm a batman obsessive and quite pedantic about the jokers representation. I haven't liked the joker in the other films but this caught me unawares.
Seriously, see this movie. Heath Ledgers part is one of the most powerful characters I've ever seen. It's epic, moving and disturbing, a masterpiece and doubtless a classic. Definitely beats any of the other batmans hands down.


My new favourite movie. I'll be seeing it again tomorrow.
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Post by: tanqgirl on July 10, 2008, 11:59:17 PM
The Dark Knight.


Just saw it in Bangkok. I'm a batman obsessive and quite pedantic about the jokers representation. I haven't liked the joker in the other films but this caught me unawares.
Seriously, see this movie. Heath Ledgers part is one of the most powerful characters I've ever seen. It's epic, moving and disturbing, a masterpiece and doubtless a classic. Definitely beats any of the other batmans hands down.


My new favourite movie. I'll be seeing it again tomorrow.

i'm sooooooo excited for this movie!!! im a batman obsessive too, so im glad it's good
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Post by: lifeisnocabaret on July 12, 2008, 12:34:02 PM
Garden State it has zach braff (from the show scrubs) and natalie portman. it's a funny, yet deep movie. and most likely my favorite movie of all time.
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 12, 2008, 01:47:35 PM
Mars Attacks.....
It has Natalie Portman as this girl whose planet is taken over by evil aliens, who are eventually defeated
by a kid with unruly hair...  Then she becomes leader of the world, and I think they start dating...
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 13, 2008, 11:31:39 AM
Mars Attacks.....
It has Natalie Portman as this girl whose planet is taken over by evil aliens, who are eventually defeated
by a kid with unruly hair...  Then she becomes leader of the world, and I think they start dating...

 :D
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Post by: Indja on July 14, 2008, 06:29:47 AM
Maaah! I got Waitress on DVD on Friday - watched it 6 times since then. OMG it's immense! I am WELL impressed!
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Post by: Molotovna on July 14, 2008, 10:59:15 PM
Misery is just now finishing up on TV. If you've never seen it, YOU SHOULD!
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Post by: Mali on July 16, 2008, 03:44:27 PM
I saw someone mention this earlier, but IT REALLY CAN'T BE SAID ENOUGH.

MIRRORMASK.
They actually have the whole movie on youtube....
here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA1iawlsKLg
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Post by: Die Baume des Winters on July 18, 2008, 06:54:09 AM
Having just watched 'There Will Be Blood' again - i would like to say - you should see this - and you should see it more than once. For me, the first time I was more absorbed with the incredible performances and the visual sweep of the thing to pick up on some of the symbolism and allegorical nature - seriously wathc this film.


Drainage Ely, DRAINAGE!!!

I drink your milkshake...I drink it up!

Excellent stuff.

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Post by: Molotovna on July 18, 2008, 08:12:52 AM
Having just watched 'There Will Be Blood' again - i would like to say - you should see this - and you should see it more than once. For me, the first time I was more absorbed with the incredible performances and the visual sweep of the thing to pick up on some of the symbolism and allegorical nature - seriously wathc this film.


Drainage Ely, DRAINAGE!!!

I drink your milkshake...I drink it up!

Excellent stuff.



I liked when he told Ely, "You're just the afterbirth!"
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Post by: yosmark on July 20, 2008, 10:53:29 PM
Baseketball!!  O0 O0
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Post by: Indja on July 21, 2008, 06:01:28 AM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!
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Post by: Mali on July 21, 2008, 12:26:49 PM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!

I LOVE THAT MOVIEEeEe.





and I watched Dr. Horrible, and it was fantastic.
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Post by: Molotovna on July 21, 2008, 01:22:11 PM
The Order was just on TV. I like it.
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Post by: Indja on July 21, 2008, 01:57:58 PM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!

I LOVE THAT MOVIEEeEe.





and I watched Dr. Horrible, and it was fantastic.

Yes, yes it was! Just remind me never to fall in love if I happen to be living in a Joss Whedon creation at the time...
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Post by: armyoflarry on July 21, 2008, 03:35:16 PM
City of the Lost Children (one of my personal favourites).

FUK YES
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Post by: rory on July 21, 2008, 03:52:16 PM
Run Lola Run, Bad Education, All About My Mother and House of Flying Daggers.
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Post by: Mali on July 21, 2008, 10:35:53 PM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!

I LOVE THAT MOVIEEeEe.





and I watched Dr. Horrible, and it was fantastic.

Yes, yes it was! Just remind me never to fall in love if I happen to be living in a Joss Whedon creation at the time...

Yeah, I was pretty close to crying, because Joss just rips your heart out. "you happy? well, fuck you!"
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Post by: Indja on July 22, 2008, 07:27:00 AM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!

I LOVE THAT MOVIEEeEe.





and I watched Dr. Horrible, and it was fantastic.

Yes, yes it was! Just remind me never to fall in love if I happen to be living in a Joss Whedon creation at the time...

Yeah, I was pretty close to crying, because Joss just rips your heart out. "you happy? well, fuck you!"

God, I hate him sometimes. It's like, you could understand him doing it a couple of times, but EVERY DAMN TIME!!! Urgh! It was amazing though XD I want Captain Hammer.
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Post by: Mali on July 22, 2008, 08:50:19 AM
No! I mean, I want Mal, not Hammer. I would wind up kicking Captain Hammer really hard where it counts.
But Dr. Horrible...I think I could deal with the evil part.
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 22, 2008, 12:51:53 PM
No! I mean, I want Mal, not Hammer. I would wind up kicking Captain Hammer really hard where it counts.
But Dr. Horrible...I think I could deal with the evil part.
See, that's the beauty of the character (through whom Joss, in case you'd missed it is channeling the standard high school story of the guy who's really "different" in a good way and who is totally better for The Girl than the popular jock, but she goes for the jock because he's popular and seems to have everything she feels like she's supposed to want in a guy....  But really Joss, until you had a pile of money, and got old enough that the ladies were looking for stability instead of looks and appeal, they just liked the popular guys better.  Credit where credit's due, you can be funny.  In high school, you made 'em laugh, just like they say in all those surveys, then went off with their boyfriends, cuz funny wasn't sexy at that age.)
Doc Horrible (like, say Anakin Skywalker...  Did I mention that George Lucas already did this gag?) means well.
He wants to put himself in charge so that he, sole ruler of the world, can right the great injustices of The Way
Things Are.  Alas, the TOOLS of the status-quo twisted his (admittedly ill-advided) plans so that everything went
HORRIBLY wrong...  As each plan turned out worse, and the sense of the futility of it all intensified, Palpatine Bad
Horse took advantage of Anakin's Doc H's despair to manipulate the well-intentioned Doc himself into Darth Vader
a tool of the very worst of the system he wants to end.
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Post by: Indja on July 22, 2008, 01:32:00 PM
No! I mean, I want Mal, not Hammer. I would wind up kicking Captain Hammer really hard where it counts.
But Dr. Horrible...I think I could deal with the evil part.
See, that's the beauty of the character (through whom Joss, in case you'd missed it is channeling the standard high school story of the guy who's really "different" in a good way and who is totally better for The Girl than the popular jock, but she goes for the jock because he's popular and seems to have everything she feels like she's supposed to want in a guy....  But really Joss, until you had a pile of money, and got old enough that the ladies were looking for stability instead of looks and appeal, they just liked the popular guys better.  Credit where credit's due, you can be funny.  In high school, you made 'em laugh, just like they say in all those surveys, then went off with their boyfriends, cuz funny wasn't sexy at that age.)
Doc Horrible (like, say Anakin Skywalker...  Did I mention that George Lucas already did this gag?) means well.
He wants to put himself in charge so that he, sole ruler of the world, can right the great injustices of The Way
Things Are.  Alas, the TOOLS of the status-quo twisted his (admittedly ill-advided) plans so that everything went
HORRIBLY wrong...  As each plan turned out worse, and the sense of the futility of it all intensified, Palpatine Bad
Horse took advantage of Anakin's Doc H's despair to manipulate the well-intentioned Doc himself into Darth Vader
a tool of the very worst of the system he wants to end.


You are a nerd.


And Mali, I just want everything Fillion-shaped XD They should make ManCookies of him...
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 22, 2008, 02:04:40 PM
You are a nerd.
damn, my secret identity's blown....



And Mali, I just want everything Fillion-shaped XD They should make ManCookies of him...
Doubtless they will, if any of Joss' productions with him in them become commercially viable.
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Post by: Indja on July 22, 2008, 04:07:09 PM
Man, I hope they do. Last Chrismas, my friend made me a bunch of gingerbread people - she made Amanda, Joe Strummer, Ricky Wilson, Spike and Ewan McGregor, I was well chuffed! And they all tasted delicious ^.^

And hey, you never know - Waitress was pretty big, and he's been in Desperate Housewives, so I reckon he's on the way up. It's only a matter of time before we can all have a little munch on that burly Canadian manlump.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on July 24, 2008, 06:48:15 AM
Haute Tension

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/B000ARFPMQ_01__SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Simply awesome
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Post by: Edric. on July 24, 2008, 12:52:13 PM
Haute Tension

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/B000ARFPMQ_01__SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Simply awesome

haha way back when I worked @ Regal and that movie came out a lot of people would come to me and complain about how the mouthing was off...
it's a foreign film!
i still have yet to see it, but what I saw while sneaking into the theater was great :)
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Post by: Street Magic on July 24, 2008, 03:12:59 PM
Probably they have all already been said but:

The Nightmare Before Christmas
King Kong ('33 and '05)
The Phantom of the Opera
Dancer in the Dark
Donnie Darko
and of course the ever-popular Dr. Horrible.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 26, 2008, 08:19:08 PM

King Kong ('33 and '05)


Herm...I like the original, but the new one? Meh...
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Post by: yosmark on July 26, 2008, 08:25:35 PM
Haute Tension

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/B000ARFPMQ_01__SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Simply awesome

Is this the french movie where aparently a man kills everyone?

I loved it, it was a fucking amazing movie.
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Post by: Deborah on July 27, 2008, 02:23:30 AM
tarnation -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLDQL23nutw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLDQL23nutw)
capturing the friedmans ->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2b8wX76ukY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2b8wX76ukY)
& http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0tw8yaYAsE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0tw8yaYAsE&feature=related)

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Post by: Beth on July 27, 2008, 07:57:42 PM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!

I love it. Love all the cheesy music too.
As a complete Buffy nerd I was going 'squee' every time I noticed little bits like quotes that survived and were usued years later. It's also good for actor-spotting hehe.
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 27, 2008, 10:51:09 PM
One that I haven't seen in a darn long time...

Amazon Women on the Moon, which used to show as a migdnight double-feature (yes, such things actually
exist, or at least they used to...) with The Kentucky Fried Movie...   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Indja on July 29, 2008, 06:38:56 AM
I watched the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movies on Saturday - it RULED!

I love it. Love all the cheesy music too.
As a complete Buffy nerd I was going 'squee' every time I noticed little bits like quotes that survived and were usued years later. It's also good for actor-spotting hehe.

Same! I personally couldn't get over the fact she gets menstrual cramp everytime there's a vampire around - wtf?! If I ever meet Joss Whedon, I'm gonna have to ask him, on what level did that EVER seem like a good idea?!

Ooh, in other news, a friend of my brother's (who I may or may not have the teeny weeniest little bit of a massive crush on) came to our house the other day while I was watching Firefly and went, "Who's watching Firefly?" and when I said me, he went, "Cool! Is that your comic there?" pointing at my Serenity comic that was on the sofa and I was like, "Damn straight it is!" and he said I was awesome. THEN he went, "How psyched are you about Joss Whedons new stuff?" and I said, "What, Dr Horrible or Dollhouse?" and he said he was gonna marry me. I damn near sucked him off there and then. I *heart* geeks.
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Post by: ___ampersand on July 30, 2008, 01:26:43 AM
"Silent Running."
OOOOOOOH YESSS.
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 31, 2008, 12:00:02 AM
"Silent Running."
OOOOOOOH YESSS.
:'(
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Post by: Ecstasia on July 31, 2008, 12:24:55 AM
Powder
I've been meaning to watch it and finally got the chance.  I loved it.
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Post by: caddy on July 31, 2008, 06:03:17 AM
wow.  Powder brings back some memories.  i'd forgotten all about that movie.  some good Wacko Jacko jokes were had with that movie.

also, i would urge people to STOP watching Phantom of the Opera as if it were an actual opera. ~frowns~  PotO is not real Opera.  it's a musical.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 31, 2008, 10:55:49 PM
"Cries And Whispers" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cries_and_Whispers)

preferably on a big big screen.


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Post by: Indja on August 01, 2008, 06:20:25 AM
"Silent Running."

COOL RUNNINGS!
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Post by: lanskyy on August 01, 2008, 01:27:37 PM
ONCE.

It's fucking lifechanging.
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 01, 2008, 02:24:29 PM
"Silent Running."

COOL RUNNINGS!
Mildly entertaining, but the while "Disney-fication" of what was a pretty good true story bugged me.
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Post by: Indja on August 01, 2008, 02:26:20 PM
"Silent Running."

COOL RUNNINGS!
Mildly entertaining, but the while "Disney-fication" of what was a pretty good true story bugged me.

Don't ruin that goddamn movie for me, Cee. It was my damn BIBLE growing up. I LOVE that movie! Who cares about the true story? THEY HAVE FUNNY ACCENTS! XD
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 01, 2008, 02:34:17 PM
"Silent Running."

COOL RUNNINGS!
Mildly entertaining, but the while "Disney-fication" of what was a pretty good true story bugged me.

Don't ruin that goddamn movie for me, Cee. It was my damn BIBLE growing up. I LOVE that movie! Who cares about the true story? THEY HAVE FUNNY ACCENTS! XD
De Harder Dey...   [ahem] The Harder They Come (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070155/)....

Ja Mon...
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Post by: Street Magic on August 02, 2008, 03:34:24 PM
As of just now, LA VIE EN ROSE.

<3.

My only beef with that movie is that they translate (via subtitles) speech but not the songs.
The closing scene relies on the audience's ability to understand the song.
Yet they don't subtitle it.

Other than that, I love it.
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Post by: roboticvampire on August 03, 2008, 07:53:57 AM
I'm not reading all of this to check for a previous mention.

Go watch M.
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Post by: Haushinka on August 03, 2008, 10:58:47 AM
Garage days.

Oh, and Virtual Sexuality. Still love that film 10 years on.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 03, 2008, 11:03:09 AM
ONCE.

It's fucking lifechanging.

I love the music.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on August 03, 2008, 05:10:00 PM
Oh, and Virtual Sexuality. Still love that film 10 years on.

I agree wholeheartedly. And that Imogen Heap song on the soundtrack is simply mindblowing
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Post by: lanskyy on August 03, 2008, 07:29:41 PM
ONCE.

It's fucking lifechanging.

I love the music.

Me too. They're coming to California but they're playing 6 hours away from me and I don't think it's gonna work for me to drive down there.
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 03, 2008, 08:08:50 PM
here's a movie, not life-changing, but entertaining enough, and i'd say worth your left pinky toe or whatever they charge for movie tickets right now:
STEPBROTHERS
lOL
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Post by: yosmark on August 03, 2008, 09:38:13 PM
Mozart and the Whale.
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Post by: Indja on August 09, 2008, 08:06:17 AM
I just watched Drop Dead Fred for the first time the other day. FUCKING EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly impressed.
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 09, 2008, 12:39:47 PM
I just watched Drop Dead Fred for the first time the other day. FUCKING EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly impressed.
Did it make you wanna make your best sweater stripey and burgle something?  Shave the neighbours' cat?
Just do something to piss off the MegaBitch?   ....aaah Fred, they just don't make 'em like that anymore.

Now where are those Young Ones videos?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 10, 2008, 03:56:08 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/200px-Rec_poster.jpg)

I have just finished watching this movie. This has to be the best horror movie made in the last 20 odd years. I can't remember being this impressed by a movie in years. Its filmed in a POV camera style (Dairy Of The Dead, Cloverfield, Blair Witch) But don't let that or the fact that its a Spanish language film deter you. Its claustrophobic, tense, creepy as fuck & truly delivers.
Scary as hell!
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Post by: ddabrockhard on August 10, 2008, 04:36:04 PM
i saw pineapple express on wednesday..and it was hilarious.
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Post by: yosmark on August 10, 2008, 08:11:45 PM
A movie named maybe "Garage" i am not sure, but it was indeed good.
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Post by: shibby on August 12, 2008, 05:28:54 AM
Unknown White Male- A documentary about a guy who woke up one day on a train with no memory of the 33 years of his life. No known cure because there's no known cause.

This Film is Not Yet Rated- Another documentary, but it has enough humorous moments to negate one's desire to destroy the MPAA. Sort of.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on August 12, 2008, 06:11:44 AM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. First saw it when I was 8. I still love it. Now they are trying to do a shitty remake (I know it will be shitty, remakes almost always are.)

Some like minded individuals have started a petition at http://www.stoptheremake.com/

Please sign up and let the next generation of 8 year olds enjoy Tim Curry as Frank as much as I did (and let's face it, still do.)
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2008, 11:48:20 AM
Signed.

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Post by: Ecstasia on August 12, 2008, 12:09:09 PM
I just watched Drop Dead Fred for the first time the other day. FUCKING EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly impressed.

Best movie ever.  I used to watch it like at least once a week when I was a little kid.  I really want to watch it now.
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Post by: Indja on August 12, 2008, 12:36:31 PM
I just watched Drop Dead Fred for the first time the other day. FUCKING EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly impressed.

Best movie ever.  I used to watch it like at least once a week when I was a little kid.  I really want to watch it now.

Aw, watch it for me! I have to save up to buy it... :(
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Post by: Ecstasia on August 12, 2008, 04:13:59 PM
I just watched Drop Dead Fred for the first time the other day. FUCKING EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly impressed.

Best movie ever.  I used to watch it like at least once a week when I was a little kid.  I really want to watch it now.

Aw, watch it for me! I have to save up to buy it... :(
.
I know it's not ideal, but it's on youtube.  If you go to http://www.youtube.com/user/luciferlu3, she has the whole movie posted.
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 12, 2008, 06:42:49 PM
I just watched Drop Dead Fred for the first time the other day. FUCKING EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly impressed.
Best movie ever.  I used to watch it like at least once a week when I was a little kid.  I really want to watch it now.
Aw, watch it for me! I have to save up to buy it... :(
I know it's not ideal, but it's on youtube.  If you go to http://www.youtube.com/user/luciferlu3, she has the whole movie posted.
I actually have a DVD that I got free with the purchase of some quantity of delivered-pizza many years ago...
I don't even remember which pizza chain I got it from.
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Post by: Molotovna on August 12, 2008, 11:50:42 PM
Night of the Living Dead. If you haven't seen it, you should!
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Post by: yosmark on August 12, 2008, 11:51:13 PM
George A. Romero RULES!!!
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Post by: Molotovna on August 13, 2008, 12:03:43 AM
George A. Romero RULES!!!

 O0
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Post by: Johnny on August 13, 2008, 03:31:24 PM
Shawn of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Hedwig and the Angry INCH
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 13, 2008, 04:45:10 PM
Shawn of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Hedwig and the Angry INCH


This is the first time I've heard of Hot Fuzz since it came out. Really funny?
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 13, 2008, 05:26:43 PM
Shawn of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Hedwig and the Angry INCH

This is the first time I've heard of Hot Fuzz since it came out. Really funny?
I quite enjoyed it. 
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Post by: Johnny on August 13, 2008, 05:49:35 PM
if you liked shawn of the dead you'll like this!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 13, 2008, 05:58:11 PM
George A. Romero RULES!!!

 O0

 Sadly I don't think he does anymore. Night Of The Living Dead was a landmark movie. It completely redefined the genre. The movie was groundbreaking. No one had done anything like it before. Not just the on-screen gore but the social issues the movie tackled. No films at that time had an AfroAmerican as their lead male, the barbed attack on redneck gungho culture (a reoccurring theme with Romero) & the downbeat ending was also a first.
 Dawn Of The Dead was a true genre classic. A dark biting (no pun intended) critique of consumerism & the disposable society of the 70s. By far his best work & remains a work of true power all these years later. During that time Romero as made Martin & The Crazies, two decent films but not really anything special.
 Since Dawn he really hasn't made a decent film. Day Of The Dead was disappointing & by the time he made the truly awful Land Of The Dead zombie movies had moved on. Films like the DOTD remake & 28 Days Later have moved the genre on. Land Of The Dead looked pedestrian & dated in comparison. Diary Of The Dead is a much better movie & hints at what he is capable of but the subtlety has gone. His social commentry on the "youtube" generation is heavy handed at best. If you watch Dairy back to back with [REC] (similar POV zombie movies) Romero's movie is sadly vastly inferior. Diary Of The Dead just kind of ambles along, [REC] is a no holds barred, scare the living shit out of you, relentless slice of horror.
 I'm not attacking Romero, I just think he has stayed still while the genre he created & defined has evolved.
 
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 13, 2008, 07:20:00 PM
..If you watch Dairy back to back with...

Dairy of the Dead, the sequel to Black Sheep (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0779982/)...




In other news, Sam Raimi says he's plotting The Evil Dead IV.  I don't necessarily anticipate ground-breaking
Academy Award winning genre-expanding cinema, but it should be fun.   :D
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 13, 2008, 07:46:58 PM
..If you watch Dairy back to back with...

Dairy of the Dead, the sequel to Black Sheep (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0779982/)...




In other news, Sam Raimi says he's plotting The Evil Dead IV.  I don't necessarily anticipate ground-breaking
Academy Award winning genre-expanding cinema, but it should be fun.   :D

OK!! I ave problems wiv spellin wurds currectly.
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 13, 2008, 09:25:52 PM
finally watched hard candy. then ate pizza. nothing makes you more hungry than watching a guy get castrated  :tongue8:
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Post by: Molotovna on August 13, 2008, 10:16:50 PM
George A. Romero RULES!!!

 O0

 Sadly I don't think he does anymore. Night Of The Living Dead was a landmark movie. It completely redefined the genre. The movie was groundbreaking. No one had done anything like it before. Not just the on-screen gore but the social issues the movie tackled. No films at that time had an AfroAmerican as their lead male, the barbed attack on redneck gungho culture (a reoccurring theme with Romero) & the downbeat ending was also a first.
 Dawn Of The Dead was a true genre classic. A dark biting (no pun intended) critique of consumerism & the disposable society of the 70s. By far his best work & remains a work of true power all these years later. During that time Romero as made Martin & The Crazies, two decent films but not really anything special.
 Since Dawn he really hasn't made a decent film. Day Of The Dead was disappointing & by the time he made the truly awful Land Of The Dead zombie movies had moved on. Films like the DOTD remake & 28 Days Later have moved the genre on. Land Of The Dead looked pedestrian & dated in comparison. Diary Of The Dead is a much better movie & hints at what he is capable of but the subtlety has gone. His social commentry on the "youtube" generation is heavy handed at best. If you watch Dairy back to back with [REC] (similar POV zombie movies) Romero's movie is sadly vastly inferior. Diary Of The Dead just kind of ambles along, [REC] is a no holds barred, scare the living shit out of you, relentless slice of horror.
 I'm not attacking Romero, I just think he has stayed still while the genre he created & defined has evolved.
 

I can agree with most of this. Land and Diary of the Dead weren't very good, I must say. One can always assume that there will be a certain amount of cheesy-ness in zombie movies, but these two were disappointing.

Though I don't think many people consider 28 Days Later or it's sequel to be true zombie movies [considering zombies are reanimated corpses, and the type of 'zombies' in these flicks don't have to die to become infected], I enjoy them both quite thoroughly.

Also, I've been looking into I Am Legend -- the film and novel -- recently, and wasn't aware whist watching the flick that they [the 'infected'] are in the book more vampiric creatures than zombie-like.


And since we're in the films thread, I've discovered a documentary of sorts -- or maybe montage would be a better description -- of atomic bomb test videos from the '50's and '60's that can be purchased. That seems interesting.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 14, 2008, 07:16:29 AM
Though I don't think many people consider 28 Days Later or it's sequel to be true zombie movies [considering zombies are reanimated corpses, and the type of 'zombies' in these flicks don't have to die to become infected], I enjoy them both quite thoroughly.



You are right in the respect that the infected in 28 Days Later & its sequel were not zombies in the fact that they were infected with a virus, but they did influence the makers of the Dawn Of The Dead remake & the comparisons between the world inhabited by the infected & one inhabited by zombies is virtually the same. Sadly after an impressive opening through the deserted streets of London I thought 28 Days Later sucked big time.

SPOILER ALERT

No group of soldiers are all going to resort to rape & paedophilia after only 28 days without a woman.

If your curious about I Am Legend apart from the book & the Charlton Heston movie (The Omega Man) The book was first filmed in the 60s with Vincent Price in the lead role called The Last Man On Earth. Its a bit hammy & melodramatic but worth a watch.
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Post by: Molotovna on August 14, 2008, 11:11:38 AM

You are right in the respect that the infected in 28 Days Later & its sequel were not zombies in the fact that they were infected with a virus, but they did influence the makers of the Dawn Of The Dead remake & the comparisons between the world inhabited by the infected & one inhabited by zombies is virtually the same. Sadly after an impressive opening through the deserted streets of London I thought 28 Days Later sucked big time.

SPOILER ALERT

No group of soldiers are all going to resort to rape & paedophilia after only 28 days without a woman.

If your curious about I Am Legend apart from the book & the Charlton Heston movie (The Omega Man) The book was first filmed in the 60s with Vincent Price in the lead role called The Last Man On Earth. Its a bit hammy & melodramatic but worth a watch.

Haha, yes, I can understand your thoughts on 28 Days Later. But I still liked it!

I actually just bought The Last Man on Earth yesterday, but have yet to watch it. I like Vincent Price. I have not seen The Omega Man though. Will get to it eventually!
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Post by: imaginary friend on August 14, 2008, 01:08:26 PM
And since we're in the films thread, I've discovered a documentary of sorts -- or maybe montage would be a better description -- of atomic bomb test videos from the '50's and '60's that can be purchased. That seems interesting.

I actually have that (or something similar) on VHS; it's called "The Atomic Bomb Movie: Trinity & Beyond". The last 10 minutes or so are in 3-D!!! Glasses included.

jdfu!
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Post by: Fuzz138 on August 15, 2008, 05:59:56 AM
The Happines Of The Katakuris

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Best Live-Claymation-Zombie-Kung Fu-Noir-Mystery-Romantic-Musical-Horror-Comedy.......EVER
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Post by: such a classic girl on August 15, 2008, 01:07:17 PM
planet terror and death proof!
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 16, 2008, 10:39:19 AM
planet terror and death proof!

agreed! i think i liked death proof more...
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 16, 2008, 12:16:39 PM
planet terror and death proof!
agreed! i think i liked death proof more...
They were...  OK...

I mean, how can ya go wrong with Rose McGowan wearing a machine-gun leg?  Even so, Death Proof
was better.  Maybe if ya put 'em on a drive-in screen...  Hmmmmmmm......   ^-^

...but they shoulda been better, especially the "Special Profit Maximizing Edition Individual Release DVD"...
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Post by: such a classic girl on August 16, 2008, 11:35:02 PM
planet terror and death proof!
agreed! i think i liked death proof more...
They were...  OK...

I mean, how can ya go wrong with Rose McGowan wearing a machine-gun leg?  Even so, Death Proof
was better.  Maybe if ya put 'em on a drive-in screen...  Hmmmmmmm......   ^-^

...but they shoulda been better, especially the "Special Profit Maximizing Edition Individual Release DVD"...

oooh, drive-in sounds good!
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 17, 2008, 06:44:30 PM
planet terror and death proof!
agreed! i think i liked death proof more...
They were...  OK...

I mean, how can ya go wrong with Rose McGowan wearing a machine-gun leg?  Even so, Death Proof
was better.  Maybe if ya put 'em on a drive-in screen...  Hmmmmmmm......   ^-^

...but they shoulda been better, especially the "Special Profit Maximizing Edition Individual Release DVD"...

oooh, drive-in sounds good!
There's one in Fork Union...  I've been there, but it's closer to you than to me.
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Post by: such a classic girl on August 17, 2008, 07:19:11 PM
planet terror and death proof!
agreed! i think i liked death proof more...
They were...  OK...

I mean, how can ya go wrong with Rose McGowan wearing a machine-gun leg?  Even so, Death Proof
was better.  Maybe if ya put 'em on a drive-in screen...  Hmmmmmmm......   ^-^

...but they shoulda been better, especially the "Special Profit Maximizing Edition Individual Release DVD"...

oooh, drive-in sounds good!
There's one in Fork Union...  I've been there, but it's closer to you than to me.

we should convince them to do a grindhouse double feature.
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Post by: yosmark on August 17, 2008, 07:23:57 PM
Detroit Rock City.
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on August 17, 2008, 07:25:41 PM
Requiem For A Dream
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 17, 2008, 08:41:24 PM
Detroit Rock City.

One of my friends was obsessed with that movie and let me borrow it.
Meh. It wasn't for me.

Not a huge Kiss fan. That might be why.
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Post by: yosmark on August 17, 2008, 08:46:45 PM
Detroit Rock City.

One of my friends was obsessed with that movie and let me borrow it.
Meh. It wasn't for me.

Not a huge Kiss fan. That might be why.

I am not a big Kiss fan, even i bought today a cd by them, i saw it not knowing a shit about Kiss, i liked it because of all the absurd lines and situations.
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Post by: Andy Pants on August 17, 2008, 11:21:24 PM
Absolutely anything by Terry Gilliam. Brazil takes precedence though.
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Post by: GeniusNextDoor on August 17, 2008, 11:29:24 PM
Quote
Requiem For A Dream
Great movie. Really depressing. But really great.
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Post by: Andy Pants on August 17, 2008, 11:34:40 PM
Has anyone seen 'the piano'?
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Post by: imaginary friend on August 17, 2008, 11:46:18 PM
Quote
Requiem For A Dream
Great movie. Really depressing. But really great.

Requiem's director is at the helm for...the new Robocop movie? :o :o :o :o :o

Yep.

jdfu!
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Post by: benmoody0220 on August 20, 2008, 12:16:38 PM
The Dark Knight.

Fucking amazing. It was just...wow. It was dark, scary, unnerving and just plain creepy at some spots. It was a helluva ride. It's very rare when I leave a theater and say "I'm buying this on DVD when it comes out", but...I'm buying this on DVD when it comes out.
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 22, 2008, 04:43:25 PM
The Dark Knight.

Fucking amazing. It was just...wow. It was dark, scary, unnerving and just plain creepy at some spots. It was a helluva ride. It's very rare when I leave a theater and say "I'm buying this on DVD when it comes out", but...I'm buying this on DVD when it comes out.


ah yes! heath ledger was creepy and sexy and everything at once
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 23, 2008, 12:06:50 AM
What's that you say?  You can't decide between Star Wars and an good old
Akira Kurosawa film?  Well, there's not a "wrong" answer there, but why force
yourself to choose?

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Post by: yosmark on August 23, 2008, 12:09:42 AM
Star Wars suck  :)
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Post by: fishbulb on August 23, 2008, 03:34:07 AM
Has anyone seen 'the piano'?

Yep. A brilliant movie. Even after seeing it 3 times or so it felt as uncomfortable and desparate as the first time. I loved the ending though. I just checked a movie database and under "fun stuff" it says that this was the last movie Kurt Cobain watched before he shot himself, but don't pay too much attention to that, it really is a good movie  ;D

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107822/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107822/)

Another really good movie: Dogville. Even though it doesn't feel like a movie.

And I finally watched V for Vendetta last weekend and contrary to my very low expectations I was completely blown away by this movie.

And everybody should have watched To Kill A Mockingbird at least one in their life.


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Post by: Andy Pants on August 23, 2008, 05:49:34 AM
Has anyone seen 'the piano'?

Yep. A brilliant movie. Even after seeing it 3 times or so it felt as uncomfortable and desperate as the first time. I loved the ending though. I just checked a movie database and under "fun stuff" it says that this was the last movie Kurt Cobain watched before he shot himself, but don't pay too much attention to that, it really is a good movie ;D

It is good, but I actually thought the very end was a bit of a cop-out. She should have drowned herself. It would have been so much more poignant. Was her connection with the dirty kiwi really stronger than her connection to her piano? I guess that's a bit of a contentious point.
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Post by: yosmark on August 30, 2008, 11:34:08 PM
The Oxford Murders.

Specially if you like math-science related movies, I didn´t like the end but it is still a great movie.
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Post by: Indja on August 31, 2008, 05:56:47 AM
I watched "Carrie" for the first time yesterday, it was pretty damn good.
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Post by: Molotovna on August 31, 2008, 09:00:19 AM
I watched "Carrie" for the first time yesterday, it was pretty damn good.

"They're all going to laugh at you!"

I tell my brother that all the time.
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Post by: bec on September 02, 2008, 08:05:30 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Science of Sleep
Be Kind Rewind (i love it in all its cheesiness)


Michel Gondry = genius.
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Post by: Maxnot on September 02, 2008, 08:22:48 AM
I would recommend Control (Ian Curtis biopic). Great film, well shot and with an excellent performance by Sam Riley.
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Post by: yosmark on September 02, 2008, 07:43:55 PM
Again, I have already post this but Art School Confidential is a really great movie.
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Post by: Haushinka on September 02, 2008, 08:20:58 PM
It ain't a film, but I just bought the Green Wing box set, and reminded myself how fuggen awesome it is!
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Post by: such a classic girl on September 02, 2008, 09:28:26 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Science of Sleep
Be Kind Rewind (i love it in all its cheesiness)


Michel Gondry = genius.

three of my favourites. you have good taste. :)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 02, 2008, 09:38:04 PM
Um. I... really loved Chicago...
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Post by: Devery on September 02, 2008, 11:00:45 PM
Down to the Bone starring Vera Farmiga.    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363579/

                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXyjsjAFMoU


"If we had to have another movie about junkies in love, this is the one."
Candy starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424880/

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrudC0STJ0U



Sherry Baby starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423169/

                                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI_eJgFQ094
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on September 02, 2008, 11:06:40 PM
Um. I... really loved Chicago...
Uhh.. who doesn't? It is even better live!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 03, 2008, 04:15:20 PM
It ain't a film, but I just bought the Green Wing box set, and reminded myself how fuggen awesome it is!

Agreed, its a great show.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 03, 2008, 05:29:33 PM
Um. I... really loved Chicago...
Uhh.. who doesn't? It is even better live!

Really? What I loved most about the movie was the transition into the songs...How do they do the songs live?

Also: Cell Block Tango...<3.
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Post by: yosmark on September 03, 2008, 08:27:24 PM
Pi... I just bought it for 6.7 bucks!!
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Post by: benmoody0220 on September 03, 2008, 09:03:55 PM
The Dark Knight.

Fucking amazing. It was just...wow. It was dark, scary, unnerving and just plain creepy at some spots. It was a helluva ride. It's very rare when I leave a theater and say "I'm buying this on DVD when it comes out", but...I'm buying this on DVD when it comes out.


ah yes! heath ledger was creepy and sexy and everything at once

You forgot orgasmic. - but then again, you might have covered that in 'everything'.
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Post by: clac on September 13, 2008, 01:36:31 PM
i was gonna say "i don't know if you talked about that movie", but when i see somewhatty, i think you did :thumbsup:

Old Boy, by Park ChanWook. my favorite movie ever. just awesome, in every way. directing, music, acting... won. der. full.  :love4:

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Post by: paper-doll on September 13, 2008, 02:35:40 PM
It ain't a film, but I just bought the Green Wing box set, and reminded myself how fuggen awesome it is!

Agreed, its a great show.

I have never found another person who likes this show!  Hooray for common interests!!
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Post by: yosmark on September 13, 2008, 11:05:28 PM
Well Mina said it once... I doubt about the movie at the begining, then Miss Ana recomended it... Miss Ana lend it to me and I have just watched it... and it´s great!!!
The science of Sleep

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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2008, 04:27:24 AM
It ain't a film, but I just bought the Green Wing box set, and reminded myself how fuggen awesome it is!

Agreed, its a great show.

I have never found another person who likes this show!  Hooray for common interests!!

Dr Alan Statham makes the show, he is hilarious. Shame the other two have done those awful Barclaycard adverts.
Does anyone remember Coupling. That show was awesome.
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Post by: Indja on September 14, 2008, 07:44:49 AM
It ain't a film, but I just bought the Green Wing box set, and reminded myself how fuggen awesome it is!

Agreed, its a great show.

I have never found another person who likes this show!  Hooray for common interests!!

Dr Alan Statham makes the show, he is hilarious. Shame the other two have done those awful Barclaycard adverts.
Does anyone remember Coupling. That show was awesome.

Coupling was MINT. And Statham's cool, but it's Sue (that's the crazy Scottish woman, right?) who proper RULES it.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 14, 2008, 01:44:34 PM
Blithe Spirit.....  ( the old b&w version with Margaret Rutherford )
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Post by: Indja on September 14, 2008, 01:46:06 PM
Watched "Brokeback Mountain" yesterday. Cried a lot.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2008, 02:21:54 PM
As much as I like to sit down & watch a well acted & scripted intelligent movie sometimes it has to be something brainless & fun.
Its in that frame of mind I recommend to you...


(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/ZombieStrippers.jpg)

Its exactly what it says it is & just hugely enjoyable.

Typical scene from the movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRtv8eY-XFU

NSFW!
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 14, 2008, 02:25:00 PM
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/RoxanneDale/frankenhooker.jpg)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
FRANKENHOOKER

Great movie! I saw that back to back with Bloodsucking Freaks (another classy movie)
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 14, 2008, 02:44:15 PM
(http://maxupload.com/img/85D7D0B5.jpg)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2008, 02:46:13 PM
(http://maxupload.com/img/85D7D0B5.jpg)

I HAVE TO SEE THAT!!!!
I love the short story, apart from The Shadow Over Innsmouth its Lovecraft's best work.
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on September 14, 2008, 02:46:34 PM
Hardcandy.

Its AMAZING.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 14, 2008, 02:47:35 PM
I have a copy.... If you are in london at any point and want to go for a beer, I will lend it to you!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2008, 02:49:00 PM
I have a copy.... If you are in london at any point and want to go for a beer, I will lend it to you!

Thank you. I will be in London at the end of the month & a beer sounds good. Speaking of which, whats happened to The Devonshire?
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 14, 2008, 02:51:53 PM
The Dev is now A Hobgoblin pub full of underage drinkers, crusty street punks and druggies.... breweries have a very skewed idea of what makes a good pub sometimes
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 14, 2008, 02:57:05 PM
The Dev is now A Hobgoblin pub full of underage drinkers, crusty street punks and druggies.... breweries have a very skewed idea of what makes a good pub sometimes

That pub was truly the only decent pub left in London. Its insane, The Dev has gone, the Intrepid Fox has gone. Im not sure if St Moritz is still going but that was a pale imitation of its glory years last time I was there. Its just so sad.
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Post by: such a classic girl on September 14, 2008, 07:19:15 PM
Hardcandy.

Its AMAZING.

YES. i just watched it last night for the first time. what a twisted movie.
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on September 14, 2008, 07:35:45 PM
Hardcandy.

Its AMAZING.

YES. i just watched it last night for the first time. what a twisted movie.
Ellen Page was superb in it!
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Post by: such a classic girl on September 14, 2008, 08:00:18 PM
Hardcandy.

Its AMAZING.

YES. i just watched it last night for the first time. what a twisted movie.
Ellen Page was superb in it!

she really was. and she was only seventeen or eighteen when shooting the movie, so that makes it even more impressive to me.
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 14, 2008, 09:39:59 PM
(http://maxupload.com/img/85D7D0B5.jpg)
NetFlix and imdb say there's a newer film, called simply Cthulhu (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478126/)...

Are you familiar with this?
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Post by: imaginary friend on September 15, 2008, 12:30:39 AM
see page 2 of Upcoming movies and music thread.

jdfu!
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Post by: melissa on September 16, 2008, 03:20:32 AM
umm... anything with john cusack!  particularly Better Off Dead.

also, Paranoid Park is an independent movie put out this year.  it's beautifully filmed with a delicious soundtrack.

as far as my favorite movies of all time go, Saved! and Princess Bride are really high up there.
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Post by: Andy Pants on September 17, 2008, 01:10:51 AM
Candy was great. Thanks to whoever recommended it.

Ted Bundy!

And Night of the Living Dead!
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Post by: Maxnot on September 17, 2008, 11:50:05 AM
This will be a dumb suggestion, since most people will have seen it I guess, but I watched Forrest Gump on TV on Monday and would recommend that if you haven't seen it, see it ASAP. Brilliant film.
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Post by: clac on September 17, 2008, 03:18:36 PM
This will be a dumb suggestion, since most people will have seen it I guess, but I watched Forrest Gump on TV on Monday and would recommend that if you haven't seen it, see it ASAP. Brilliant film.

 :love10: :love10: this movie is just...² :love4:
and Tom Hanks is awesome!
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Post by: *Lillifee* on September 17, 2008, 03:21:37 PM
I love Films by/with Loriot (e.g. "Pappa ante portas", "Ödipussi")
The guy has a humor I love

And i love Disney's "The emperor's new groove"
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 17, 2008, 03:50:00 PM
I would recommend these films but I must stress that they all contain extreme material & should only be viewed by those with a strong disposition .

The Untold Story

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Untold.jpg)

Irreversible

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/irreversible.jpg)

Men Behind The Sun

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/men_behind_the_sun__WinCE_.jpg)
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Post by: Kenny Wisdom on September 17, 2008, 04:32:00 PM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.
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Post by: Jamiemm on September 17, 2008, 04:38:37 PM
Quote
Irreversible
I saw irreversible. It wasn't as great as everyone made it out to be.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 17, 2008, 04:39:20 PM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

What about that "home movie" we made with the nun, the goat, the revolving table & economy sized jar of pickled eggs?
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Post by: Kenny Wisdom on September 17, 2008, 04:46:13 PM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

What about that "home movie" we made with the nun, the goat, the revolving table & economy sized jar of pickled eggs?

Well, we had to watch the rushes. I thought it was inspired of you coming up with the idea, though.

But I didn't think you heard me right. Nun?

That was yer mum.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 17, 2008, 04:50:01 PM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

What about that "home movie" we made with the nun, the goat, the revolving table & economy sized jar of pickled eggs?

Well, we had to watch the rushes. I thought it was inspired of you coming up with the idea, though.

But I didn't think you heard me right. Nun?

That was yer mum.

She thought the project was too classy!
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Post by: Indja on September 18, 2008, 10:05:29 AM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

See, you should do what I did when I was 10 - watched Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho and Carrie back to back one Friday-turning-into-Saturday. Totally desensitised me for life.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 18, 2008, 10:13:33 AM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

See, you should do what I did when I was 10 - watched Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho and Carrie back to back one Friday-turning-into-Saturday. Totally desensitised me for life.

If you haven't read the book American Psycho, read it. It's so much better than the movie. After all half of the book is unfilmable.
I grew up in the golden age of video in the UK, before the DDP got involved & banned everything. I remember watching such "gems" as Last House On The Left, Cannibal Ferox, The New York Ripper & Anthropopageous when I was around 12.
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Post by: Indja on September 18, 2008, 10:22:05 AM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

See, you should do what I did when I was 10 - watched Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho and Carrie back to back one Friday-turning-into-Saturday. Totally desensitised me for life.

If you haven't read the book American Psycho, read it. It's so much better than the movie. After all half of the book is unfilmable.
I grew up in the golden age of video in the UK, before the DDP got involved & banned everything. I remember watching such "gems" as Last House On The Left, Cannibal Ferox, The New York Ripper & Anthropopageous when I was around 12.

Aw, no fair! You should so like give me your childhood. I just had to make do with waiting until my mother was being all depressed and stay-in-bed-ish, and round up all the violent movies I could find and sit tight for a whole weekend watching them until I saw dismembered limbs when I shut my eyes.

Who's the book by? I'll look it up. Anthropopageous sounds awesome, but I'm terrified of cannibals, so maybe not...
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 18, 2008, 10:30:57 AM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

See, you should do what I did when I was 10 - watched Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho and Carrie back to back one Friday-turning-into-Saturday. Totally desensitised me for life.

If you haven't read the book American Psycho, read it. It's so much better than the movie. After all half of the book is unfilmable.
I grew up in the golden age of video in the UK, before the DDP got involved & banned everything. I remember watching such "gems" as Last House On The Left, Cannibal Ferox, The New York Ripper & Anthropopageous when I was around 12.

Aw, no fair! You should so like give me your childhood. I just had to make do with waiting until my mother was being all depressed and stay-in-bed-ish, and round up all the violent movies I could find and sit tight for a whole weekend watching them until I saw dismembered limbs when I shut my eyes.

Who's the book by? I'll look it up. Anthropopageous sounds awesome, but I'm terrified of cannibals, so maybe not...

The book is by Brett Easton Ellis & for the first 80 odd pages nothing happens but when it does the murders are extremely graphic & there is also a lot more to do with Bateman's relationship with Jean, his secretary.
 If you was to watch a cannibal movie I would have to recomend Cannibal Holocaust, hard to watch at times but intelligently scripted & well produced (warning like all Italian cannibal movies it does contain real & quite sickening animal slaughter).
Anthropopageous is a badly dubbed, badly acted, slow, cheap horrror movie, but it does have a couple of jaw dropping scenes inc the infamous feotus eating scene.
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Post by: Indja on September 18, 2008, 04:38:50 PM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

See, you should do what I did when I was 10 - watched Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho and Carrie back to back one Friday-turning-into-Saturday. Totally desensitised me for life.

If you haven't read the book American Psycho, read it. It's so much better than the movie. After all half of the book is unfilmable.
I grew up in the golden age of video in the UK, before the DDP got involved & banned everything. I remember watching such "gems" as Last House On The Left, Cannibal Ferox, The New York Ripper & Anthropopageous when I was around 12.

Aw, no fair! You should so like give me your childhood. I just had to make do with waiting until my mother was being all depressed and stay-in-bed-ish, and round up all the violent movies I could find and sit tight for a whole weekend watching them until I saw dismembered limbs when I shut my eyes.

Who's the book by? I'll look it up. Anthropopageous sounds awesome, but I'm terrified of cannibals, so maybe not...

The book is by Brett Easton Ellis & for the first 80 odd pages nothing happens but when it does the murders are extremely graphic & there is also a lot more to do with Bateman's relationship with Jean, his secretary.
 If you was to watch a cannibal movie I would have to recomend Cannibal Holocaust, hard to watch at times but intelligently scripted & well produced (warning like all Italian cannibal movies it does contain real & quite sickening animal slaughter).
Anthropopageous is a badly dubbed, badly acted, slow, cheap horrror movie, but it does have a couple of jaw dropping scenes inc the infamous feotus eating scene.

Yeah, I keep hearing about Cannibal Holocaust. Wasn't there like a whole load of controversy as to whether or not it was a proper snuff movie? And the reason Anthropopageous keeps cropping up is pretty much all about the foetus thing. Will definately look the book up, btw.

Weirdly, I find it much easier to watch all out gore and ohgodnoyoucannotbeserious-grossness than, say, and old man crying cos he's lonely. Or old men getting beaten up. Or old men being cold. Or old men dying. I think it's just old men that I have an issue with...
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 18, 2008, 05:14:14 PM
I just do not think you and I are ever going to sit down and watch a film together, Mr. Somewhatty, sir.

See, you should do what I did when I was 10 - watched Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho and Carrie back to back one Friday-turning-into-Saturday. Totally desensitised me for life.

If you haven't read the book American Psycho, read it. It's so much better than the movie. After all half of the book is unfilmable.
I grew up in the golden age of video in the UK, before the DDP got involved & banned everything. I remember watching such "gems" as Last House On The Left, Cannibal Ferox, The New York Ripper & Anthropopageous when I was around 12.

Aw, no fair! You should so like give me your childhood. I just had to make do with waiting until my mother was being all depressed and stay-in-bed-ish, and round up all the violent movies I could find and sit tight for a whole weekend watching them until I saw dismembered limbs when I shut my eyes.

Who's the book by? I'll look it up. Anthropopageous sounds awesome, but I'm terrified of cannibals, so maybe not...

The book is by Brett Easton Ellis & for the first 80 odd pages nothing happens but when it does the murders are extremely graphic & there is also a lot more to do with Bateman's relationship with Jean, his secretary.
 If you was to watch a cannibal movie I would have to recomend Cannibal Holocaust, hard to watch at times but intelligently scripted & well produced (warning like all Italian cannibal movies it does contain real & quite sickening animal slaughter).
Anthropopageous is a badly dubbed, badly acted, slow, cheap horrror movie, but it does have a couple of jaw dropping scenes inc the infamous feotus eating scene.

Yeah, I keep hearing about Cannibal Holocaust. Wasn't there like a whole load of controversy as to whether or not it was a proper snuff movie? And the reason Anthropopageous keeps cropping up is pretty much all about the foetus thing. Will definately look the book up, btw.

Weirdly, I find it much easier to watch all out gore and ohgodnoyoucannotbeserious-grossness than, say, and old man crying cos he's lonely. Or old men getting beaten up. Or old men being cold. Or old men dying. I think it's just old men that I have an issue with...

Cannibal Holocaust is available in the UK on DVD but is cut by 6mins. Best to do what I did & get an uncut copy off Ebay. There was a big fuss over if it was a true snuff movie but that was mostly ill informed Daily Mail journalists not researching properly & going for pure sensationalism. That being said, the film's director Ruggero Deodato did have to prove to an Italian court that the actress who did the famous "pole" scene was still alive. The effects are very effective (the castration of one of the film crew is painfully realistic) & the added effect of watching supposed documentary footage adds to the realism.
 There is also a theory that if you show real animal slaughter & death at the beginning, which Cannibal Holocaust does, by the time you get to the severe human violence your brain has already been conditioned to accept that what it's seeing is real.
  I can understand your old man point. Films can only truly shock when you get a sense of empathy with the person on screen. A frail old man is affecting in a way that a guy in a rubber monster suit isn't. Its another reason horror movies tend to have an element of misogyny to them. A woman in peril is generally more affecting than if it was a man.
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Post by: buttercup. on September 18, 2008, 06:47:33 PM
Anne Frank: The Whole Story.
If you want to be totally thankful and cry a lot.
I watched it on youtube while I was particularly depressed. It cheered me up/made me bawl.
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Post by: Molotovna on September 18, 2008, 10:35:39 PM
Cannibal Holocaust is available in the UK on DVD but is cut by 6mins. Best to do what I did & get an uncut copy off Ebay. There was a big fuss over if it was a true snuff movie but that was mostly ill informed Daily Mail journalists not researching properly & going for pure sensationalism. That being said, the film's director Ruggero Deodato did have to prove to an Italian court that the actress who did the famous "pole" scene was still alive. The effects are very effective (the castration of one of the film crew is painfully realistic) & the added effect of watching supposed documentary footage adds to the realism.
 There is also a theory that if you show real animal slaughter & death at the beginning, which Cannibal Holocaust does, by the time you get to the severe human violence your brain has already been conditioned to accept that what it's seeing is real.
  I can understand your old man point. Films can only truly shock when you get a sense of empathy with the person on screen. A frail old man is affecting in a way that a guy in a rubber monster suit isn't. Its another reason horror movies tend to have an element of misogyny to them. A woman in peril is generally more affecting than if it was a man.

Somewhatty, have you ever seen Cannibal Ferox? My uncle was telling me about it, was wondering if it was any good.

Also, has anyone seen Salo?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 19, 2008, 10:07:30 AM
Cannibal Holocaust is available in the UK on DVD but is cut by 6mins. Best to do what I did & get an uncut copy off Ebay. There was a big fuss over if it was a true snuff movie but that was mostly ill informed Daily Mail journalists not researching properly & going for pure sensationalism. That being said, the film's director Ruggero Deodato did have to prove to an Italian court that the actress who did the famous "pole" scene was still alive. The effects are very effective (the castration of one of the film crew is painfully realistic) & the added effect of watching supposed documentary footage adds to the realism.
 There is also a theory that if you show real animal slaughter & death at the beginning, which Cannibal Holocaust does, by the time you get to the severe human violence your brain has already been conditioned to accept that what it's seeing is real.
  I can understand your old man point. Films can only truly shock when you get a sense of empathy with the person on screen. A frail old man is affecting in a way that a guy in a rubber monster suit isn't. Its another reason horror movies tend to have an element of misogyny to them. A woman in peril is generally more affecting than if it was a man.

Somewhatty [Paul, right? Could be wrong...], have you ever seen Cannibal Ferox? My uncle was telling me about it, was wondering if it was any good.

Also, has anyone seen Salo?

Its not Paul haha.

Yes I have seen Cannibal Ferox, yes I own Cannibal Ferox. Its ok but is a much inferior movie to Cannibal Holocaust. Where Holocaust was playing it as nilhistically as possible & benefited from a very well written, split level narrative script, Ferox is a sort of boy's own adventure with very wooden acting, crap dialogue & a mean spirit towards animals. If your going to watch Ferox, do it with a few beers. If your going to watch Holocaust, prepare to be shocked.

 Salo is another thing entirely. Its 1 hr 45mins of sheer perversion. Incredibly hard to watch at times. Your view of the movie will be governed by one thing. If you see the movie as a metaphor for fascism  & the decaying soul of the human spirit (The story comes from De Sade & the circle of shit segment is supposedly about the taking in & passing of evil (filth). Or you can simply view it as close on two hours of depraved scenes with no justification whatsoever. I have only seen the movie once & I'm not sure what I made of it.
The one thing I will say about Salo & Holocaust, once watched they can never be unwatched & will stay with you for a long, long time.
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Post by: Molotovna on September 19, 2008, 10:30:28 AM
Its not Paul haha.

Yes I have seen Cannibal Ferox, yes I own Cannibal Ferox. Its ok but is a much inferior movie to Cannibal Holocaust. Where Holocaust was playing it as nilhistically as possible & benefited from a very well written, split level narrative script, Ferox is a sort of boy's own adventure with very wooden acting, crap dialogue & a mean spirit towards animals. If your going to watch Ferox, do it with a few beers. If your going to watch Holocaust, prepare to be shocked.

Salo is another thing entirely. Its 1 hr 45mins of sheer perversion. Incredibly hard to watch at times. Your view of the movie will be governed by one thing. If you see the movie as a metaphor for fascism  & the decaying soul of the human spirit (The story comes from De Sade & the circle of shit segment is supposedly about the taking in & passing of evil (filth). Or you can simply view it as close on two hours of depraved scenes with no justification whatsoever. I have only seen the movie once & I'm not sure what I made of it.

The one thing I will say about Salo & Holocaust, once watched they can never be unwatched & will stay with you for a long, long time.

Oof, sorry on the name bit.  :embarassed:

I've seen Cannibal Holocaust, and you're right, it's something that will stick with you for a long time. Sadly enough, though, I wasn't as shocked by it as perhaps I should have been. I think it's a movie that more people need to see. Aside from that, I think the film was beautifully colored. [As if that has anything to do with anything, haha.]

I'll make a mental note about the beers when I go to watch Cannibal Ferox, though.

On to Salo; I've never read 120 Days of Sodom but I've almost picked it up several times. I want to see if it's as horrific as it's made out to be. The film, from what I've read and heard, if very different. I'd still like to see it, but I don't want to spend the $36.00 on the Criterion version that was released earlier this month. So now I wait.

Thanks for your input.

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Post by: Indja on September 19, 2008, 12:17:13 PM
The one thing I will say about Salo & Holocaust, once watched they can never be unwatched & will stay with you for a long, long time.

That's something I'm very wary of, to be honest - I mean, films where the gore is clearly not real is a completely different kettle of fish to anything you can imagine real people doing. I think I'm gonna put Cannibal Holocaust on hold for a while, at least until I stop having nightmares every time I watch the X-Files ^_^ As for Salo - not sure if I like the sound of it at all.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 19, 2008, 12:51:29 PM
I've seen Cannibal Holocaust, and you're right, it's something that will stick with you for a long time. Sadly enough, though, I wasn't as shocked by it as perhaps I should have been.

Without sounding like im on a soapbox, thats 24/7 wall to wall news coverage for you. Every day our TVs bombard us with images of war, famine, despair & disaster. We have become desensitised as a society. But the images of the turtle & Fay's gang rape & eventual beheading still have the power to shock.

On to Salo; I've never read 120 Days of Sodom but I've almost picked it up several times. I want to see if it's as horrific as it's made out to be. The film, from what I've read and heard, if very different. I'd still like to see it, but I don't want to spend the $36.00 on the Criterion version that was released earlier this month. So now I wait.


Why not torrent Salo first. I have lost count of the amount of crap movies I have wasted money on. These days I tend to see them first, if I find a classic like [REC] I then go & buy it.

That's something I'm very wary of, to be honest - I mean, films where the gore is clearly not real is a completely different kettle of fish to anything you can imagine real people doing. I think I'm gonna put Cannibal Holocaust on hold for a while, at least until I stop having nightmares every time I watch the X-Files ^_^ As for Salo - not sure if I like the sound of it at all.

Why not rent the UK censored version first. All the animal slaughter along with the more graphic sexual violence is removed (the whole genital mutilation scene is missing) Its still a shockingly powerful film in its cut state, just not as nauseating. But if you suffer from nightmares be wary.

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Post by: Molotovna on September 19, 2008, 12:59:21 PM
Without sounding like im on a soapbox, thats 24/7 wall to wall news coverage for you. Every day our TVs bombard us with images of war, famine, despair & disaster. We have become desensitised as a society. But the images of the turtle & Fay's gang rape & eventual beheading still have the power to shock.

Why not torrent Salo first. I have lost count of the amount of crap movies I have wasted money on. These days I tend to see them first, if I find a classic like [REC] I then go & buy it.

I'll agree on that. It's easy to become desensitized to things like that if you see and hear about it on a regular basis. Which is why I added, "...as perhaps I should have been," to my statement. And no, that definitely does not make you sound like you're on a soapbox.

I'll have to check around for Salo somewhere. Not sure if it's rent-able. Otherwise, like you've mentioned, I can try to download it.
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Post by: Indja on September 19, 2008, 02:06:34 PM
I've seen Cannibal Holocaust, and you're right, it's something that will stick with you for a long time. Sadly enough, though, I wasn't as shocked by it as perhaps I should have been.

Without sounding like im on a soapbox, thats 24/7 wall to wall news coverage for you. Every day our TVs bombard us with images of war, famine, despair & disaster. We have become desensitised as a society. But the images of the turtle & Fay's gang rape & eventual beheading still have the power to shock.

That's something I'm very wary of, to be honest - I mean, films where the gore is clearly not real is a completely different kettle of fish to anything you can imagine real people doing. I think I'm gonna put Cannibal Holocaust on hold for a while, at least until I stop having nightmares every time I watch the X-Files ^_^ As for Salo - not sure if I like the sound of it at all.

Why not rent the UK censored version first. All the animal slaughter along with the more graphic sexual violence is removed (the whole genital mutilation scene is missing) Its still a shockingly powerful film in its cut state, just not as nauseating. But if you suffer from nightmares be wary.


I totally agree with what you said about being desensitised as a society - it's a shame we're that way, but I don't see how it can possibly be stopped. Every generation is going to want the same as or more than the previous one had, so my kids are gonna want to watch Trainspotting when they're like 10 or younger, and it's only gonna get worse.

Thanks for the heads up about the censored version - I'll keep it in mind. And I have nightmares about four nights a week, if not more, so it can't make /too/ much of a difference. Then again, who knows? I had a nightmare about Masterchef the other night.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 19, 2008, 04:10:17 PM
And I have nightmares about four nights a week, if not more, so it can't make /too/ much of a difference. Then again, who knows? I had a nightmare about Masterchef the other night.

Have you sought any medical advice on this? Im being serious, it seems to me to be an excessive amount of nightmares.
Or you could tell me to STFU & mind my own business.
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Post by: Indja on September 19, 2008, 04:19:45 PM
And I have nightmares about four nights a week, if not more, so it can't make /too/ much of a difference. Then again, who knows? I had a nightmare about Masterchef the other night.

Have you sought any medical advice on this? Im being serious, it seems to me to be an excessive amount of nightmares.
Or you could tell me to STFU & mind my own business.

Really? I figured most people have nightmares pretty regularly. I mean, I knew I had more than most, but other people can't have less than, what, 2 or 3 a week? Oooh, does that mean I'm crazy?! That's well cool! XD

Also, what does STFU mean?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 19, 2008, 04:22:49 PM
And I have nightmares about four nights a week, if not more, so it can't make /too/ much of a difference. Then again, who knows? I had a nightmare about Masterchef the other night.

Have you sought any medical advice on this? Im being serious, it seems to me to be an excessive amount of nightmares.
Or you could tell me to STFU & mind my own business.

Really? I figured most people have nightmares pretty regularly. I mean, I knew I had more than most, but other people can't have less than, what, 2 or 3 a week? Oooh, does that mean I'm crazy?! That's well cool! XD

Also, what does STFU mean?

Its been months since I had a nightmare. If I have 2 in one year its a lot.

STFU means shut the fuck up
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Post by: Indja on September 19, 2008, 04:30:30 PM
And I have nightmares about four nights a week, if not more, so it can't make /too/ much of a difference. Then again, who knows? I had a nightmare about Masterchef the other night.

Have you sought any medical advice on this? Im being serious, it seems to me to be an excessive amount of nightmares.
Or you could tell me to STFU & mind my own business.

Really? I figured most people have nightmares pretty regularly. I mean, I knew I had more than most, but other people can't have less than, what, 2 or 3 a week? Oooh, does that mean I'm crazy?! That's well cool! XD

Also, what does STFU mean?

Its been months since I had a nightmare. If I have 2 in one year its a lot.

STFU means shut the fuck up

Crikey. Really? I mean, obviously, you know how many nightmares you have, but... Maybe it's different for like teenagers or something? I dunno. This has got to be the most pointless post ever, huh? xD And we've completely comandeered this board...
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 19, 2008, 04:37:24 PM
And I have nightmares about four nights a week, if not more, so it can't make /too/ much of a difference. Then again, who knows? I had a nightmare about Masterchef the other night.

Have you sought any medical advice on this? Im being serious, it seems to me to be an excessive amount of nightmares.
Or you could tell me to STFU & mind my own business.

Really? I figured most people have nightmares pretty regularly. I mean, I knew I had more than most, but other people can't have less than, what, 2 or 3 a week? Oooh, does that mean I'm crazy?! That's well cool! XD

Also, what does STFU mean?

Its been months since I had a nightmare. If I have 2 in one year its a lot.

STFU means shut the fuck up

Crikey. Really? I mean, obviously, you know how many nightmares you have, but... Maybe it's different for like teenagers or something? I dunno. This has got to be the most pointless post ever, huh? xD And we've completely comandeered this board...

Threads are for derailling & your post is not pointless. I don't think its an age thing. Dreams & nightmares are just your brain still being active once your asleep. You can often find if you have something on your mind its then that you dream. Having said that thee is still so much science needs to learn about dreams. I could be wrong but you seem to have an excessive amount of nightmares.

Then again if I lived in the north I would wake up screaming every night!

Only joking, my kids live in the north. Its ok
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: Ashleetalks_toastronauts on September 19, 2008, 04:38:10 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.



I love it.
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Post by: yosmark on September 19, 2008, 08:09:27 PM
^ That movie was directed by the guy who directed "The Science of Sleep" good movies.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 20, 2008, 11:32:20 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.



I love it.

That's good to hear, I'm about to watch it for the first time.
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Post by: Ecstasia on September 20, 2008, 01:03:26 PM
Funny Games.  As I have not seen the original, I can only recommend the remake.  I've said it before and I'll say it again... Michael Pitt can do no wrong.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 20, 2008, 11:02:34 PM
Michael Pitt can do no wrong.

He has the sexiest boy lips.

I bet he's the yummiest kisser.
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Post by: pinzim on September 21, 2008, 08:23:00 PM
The Breakfast Club

Pretty In Pink

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Crow
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Post by: Ecstasia on September 21, 2008, 10:55:05 PM
Michael Pitt can do no wrong.

He has the sexiest boy lips.

I bet he's the yummiest kisser.

Quote from: J.T. Leroy
She asks Mike to kiss me so she can take pictures of it. Mike leans over, his lips a dizzying mix of smoke and wine. He kisses me, sweetly and tenderly.....Mike kissed me thanks; his lips were soft, like the cliched overstuffed pillows.
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Post by: Indja on September 22, 2008, 11:53:08 AM
WAR GAMES!

OMFG That movie is amazing!

And Somewhatty, darling, THE NORTH WOULD KICK YOUR ARSE!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 22, 2008, 01:09:02 PM
The Breakfast Club

Damn fucking right! Wonderful movie.

And Somewhatty, darling, THE NORTH WOULD KICK YOUR ARSE!

See that's my point! All you northern lot only know how to threaten & sign on, unlike us cultured southerners!  ;)
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Post by: Indja on September 22, 2008, 03:09:04 PM
The Breakfast Club

Damn fucking right! Wonderful movie.

And Somewhatty, darling, THE NORTH WOULD KICK YOUR ARSE!

See that's my point! All you northern lot only know how to threaten & sign on, unlike us cultured southerners!  ;)

That's not true! We can also make a mean hotpot. AND THEN SMASH IT OVER YOUR SOUTHERN PANSY HEAD!

And yes, The Breakfast Club rules all.
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Post by: Kelley on September 22, 2008, 03:11:57 PM
don't know if these have already been mentioned..

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
ET
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
STAND BY ME
and sadly... napoleon dynamite. you have to see it at least once.. you just have to.
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Post by: Kelley on September 22, 2008, 03:12:22 PM
oh wow the breakfast club was righ tbefore me.
i'm so oblivious.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 22, 2008, 03:15:04 PM
The Breakfast Club

Damn fucking right! Wonderful movie.

And Somewhatty, darling, THE NORTH WOULD KICK YOUR ARSE!

See that's my point! All you northern lot only know how to threaten & sign on, unlike us cultured southerners!  ;)

That's not true! We can also make a mean hotpot. AND THEN SMASH IT OVER YOUR SOUTHERN PANSY HEAD!

And yes, The Breakfast Club rules all.

Violence is not the answer, ya grim northern thug!  :D
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Post by: Maxnot on September 22, 2008, 03:15:33 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

I love it.

That is an awesome film.
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Post by: Jamiemm on September 22, 2008, 03:51:03 PM
Repo! The Genetic Opera. It's a rock opera/horror/dark comedy. I saw it a few weeks ago. It was amazing.
You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzgpU25C6fg
And you can see a full musical number here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otdH3SLNx-s

It opens in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas on November 7th.

There will also be one night only shows in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Orlando between November 10th-17th.
More info on the road tour here: http://www.reporoadtour.com/

Check it out if you get the chance. You won't be disappointed.  :)
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Post by: JeAxra on September 27, 2008, 06:05:11 PM
Ok some of these have been on here but...

Requiem for a Dream - Had me curled in a ball crying my eyes out.  :'( It's amazing.
21 Grams - A very great movie. Well acted, amazingly directed & edited, & lovely story.
I ♥ Huckabees - So very very funny and smart.
Spun - Like the tweakers in this movie it is fast moving.
The Tracey Fragments - not everyone's cup of tea, but it is unique & Ellen Page gives a fantastic performance.
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Post by: Jamiemm on September 27, 2008, 06:07:02 PM
Quote
The Tracey Fragments - not everyone's cup of tea, but it is unique & Ellen Page gives a fantastic performance.
People have been criticizing Ellen Page quite a lot, claiming that she can only play one character. I urge everyone who thinks this to see The Tracey Fragments.
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Post by: JeAxra on September 28, 2008, 11:49:32 PM
Quote
The Tracey Fragments - not everyone's cup of tea, but it is unique & Ellen Page gives a fantastic performance.
People have been criticizing Ellen Page quite a lot, claiming that she can only play one character. I urge everyone who thinks this to see The Tracey Fragments.

Every movie I've seen her in (An American Crime, Hard Candy, & Juno) She plays a very different character. And she plays them very well.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 29, 2008, 07:20:34 AM
Quote
The Tracey Fragments - not everyone's cup of tea, but it is unique & Ellen Page gives a fantastic performance.
People have been criticizing Ellen Page quite a lot, claiming that she can only play one character. I urge everyone who thinks this to see The Tracey Fragments.

Every movie I've seen her in (An American Crime, Hard Candy, & Juno) She plays a very different character. And she plays them very well.

I guess I didn't know she was in more than Hard Candy and Juno...and X2  ;).
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Post by: Maxnot on September 29, 2008, 08:53:06 AM
The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas, we saw it at the cinema yesterday. Really good film that handles the subject of the Holocaust really well. The ending is an absolute heartbreaker.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 30, 2008, 01:05:13 PM
If like me you walked out of the movie theatre after watching Hostel feeling ripped off & cheated (lets be honest, I have seen more brutal episodes of Scooby Doo)
Then this movie is for you

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/PosterFrontieres.jpg)

 This french film is brutal, uncompromising & genuinely horrific. Plot wise its a bit of Wrong Turn with a touch of Texas Chainsaw & a bloody great dollop of Hostel. Well acted & plotted, I highly recommend it to those who like their horror extreme.

 If you like this two other French films worth seeing are Haute Tension (which I mentioned earlier in this thread) & À l'intérieur aka Inside (don't watch this if heavily pregnant!)
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Post by: Indja on September 30, 2008, 01:31:08 PM
Tell me, Somewhatty, were you always addicted to pain/gore/blood/general grossness, or is it something that's grown with age? Somehow, I can see you in my mind's eye as a little boy, pulling the legs off spiders before bludgeoning the postman to death with a mace.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 30, 2008, 01:58:41 PM
Tell me, Somewhatty, were you always addicted to pain/gore/blood/general grossness, or is it something that's grown with age? Somehow, I can see you in my mind's eye as a little boy, pulling the legs off spiders before bludgeoning the postman to death with a mace.

"I allways like to start the month by killing a postman" Big bonus points if you can name the movie.

I have allways liked the darker side of things. I watched all the "video nasties" as a young lad.
I don't & never have pulled the legs off spiders, firstly im scared shitless of spiders, if i see one I run screaming like a girl & I hate real life cruelty in any form.
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Post by: Indja on September 30, 2008, 02:08:54 PM
'fraid not. But, if you like it, it's probably too repulsive for my gentle viewing anyway. I'm a delicate flower, you know.

As for the spider thing, I'm right there with you. Them and moths. And daddly long-legs. And, actually, any kind of bug - they just creep me out. I can't kill them though, so I just have to run away whenever they're about ^_^
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 30, 2008, 02:14:38 PM
'fraid not. But, if you like it, it's probably too repulsive for my gentle viewing anyway. I'm a delicate flower, you know.


I will leave the film quote open, im sure someone will know it, although I admit its obscure.
Clue, the film is mentioned on my myspace

As for the spider thing, I'm right there with you. Them and moths. And daddly long-legs. And, actually, any kind of bug - they just creep me out. I can't kill them though, so I just have to run away whenever they're about ^_^

I hate anything with more than 4 legs.
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Post by: Indja on October 01, 2008, 05:46:36 AM
'fraid not. But, if you like it, it's probably too repulsive for my gentle viewing anyway. I'm a delicate flower, you know.


I will leave the film quote open, im sure someone will know it, although I admit its obscure.
Clue, the film is mentioned on my myspace

I am a cave-child and have neither MySpace, Facebook or MSN.
As for the spider thing, I'm right there with you. Them and moths. And daddly long-legs. And, actually, any kind of bug - they just creep me out. I can't kill them though, so I just have to run away whenever they're about ^_^

I hate anything with more than 4 legs.

What about a deformed puppy? Could you REALLY hate a puppy?
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Post by: tanqgirl on October 01, 2008, 05:56:37 AM
now i wanna see those movies somewhatty's talking about...i was pissed after seeing hostel, if i wanted to watch a porn i would have rented a porn...and there was NO WHERE NEAR enough brutal killings, they got me all excited for nothing...i LOVE gory, horror films and the like they make me smile
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 01, 2008, 09:57:33 AM

What about a deformed puppy? Could you REALLY hate a puppy?

If its got more then 4 legs then I would be wary of it!
Btw im not only a big gore fan, my favourite movie of all time is Betty Blue & that's a tragic love story & a film EVERYONE should see.

now i wanna see those movies somewhatty's talking about...i was pissed after seeing hostel, if i wanted to watch a porn i would have rented a porn...and there was NO WHERE NEAR enough brutal killings, they got me all excited for nothing...i LOVE gory, horror films and the like they make me smile

Frontiere(s) doesn't skip on the gore. I can assure you of that. I agree with what you said about Hostel, the first 40 mins was just bad sub porn, then the camera got all squemish. Of the three movies I mentioned Haute Tension is the best all round movie, Frontiere(s) is as bloody as hell but À l'intérieur is truly disturbing if a tad predictable

Any takers on the movie quote?
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Post by: Indja on October 01, 2008, 11:47:12 AM
I LOVE BETTY BLUE! Or, I did when I watched it like three/four years ago... My brother borrowed it from his French teacher when he was doing his A Levels - he'd borrow one every Friday, we used to watch them at like 2 in the morning eating pizza when my mum buggered off ^_^ It was so-o good. Not seen it in TIME though.

I think my all-time favourite movie would be Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. I dunno why, I just love it SO much! I actually cried when I heard Paul Newman had died. Like I said, I'm a delicate flower XD

As for the movie quote, I gave in to temptation and typed it into Google - all I got was The Post Man Always Rings Twice. Is that it? Do I get a prize if it is, even though I cheated?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 01, 2008, 12:29:40 PM
I LOVE BETTY BLUE! Or, I did when I watched it like three/four years ago... My brother borrowed it from his French teacher when he was doing his A Levels - he'd borrow one every Friday, we used to watch them at like 2 in the morning eating pizza when my mum buggered off ^_^ It was so-o good. Not seen it in TIME though.

I think my all-time favourite movie would be Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. I dunno why, I just love it SO much! I actually cried when I heard Paul Newman had died. Like I said, I'm a delicate flower XD

As for the movie quote, I gave in to temptation and typed it into Google - all I got was The Post Man Always Rings Twice. Is that it? Do I get a prize if it is, even though I cheated?

Betty Blue is just the greatest movie ever made. You really have to see the full 3hr directors cut. Its unlike most films in the respect that it takes its time with each scene. No quick cutting or hurrying to the next scene. That way by the end of the movie you are so involved with the characters that the last reel becomes so poignant.

Butch Cassidy is a great movie & Paul Newman was a true legend, the word is overused but not in his case.

No it wasn't The Postman Allways Rings Twice. Big clue the film is a Belgium movie.
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Post by: Indja on October 01, 2008, 02:53:18 PM
I LOVE BETTY BLUE! Or, I did when I watched it like three/four years ago... My brother borrowed it from his French teacher when he was doing his A Levels - he'd borrow one every Friday, we used to watch them at like 2 in the morning eating pizza when my mum buggered off ^_^ It was so-o good. Not seen it in TIME though.

I think my all-time favourite movie would be Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. I dunno why, I just love it SO much! I actually cried when I heard Paul Newman had died. Like I said, I'm a delicate flower XD

As for the movie quote, I gave in to temptation and typed it into Google - all I got was The Post Man Always Rings Twice. Is that it? Do I get a prize if it is, even though I cheated?

Betty Blue is just the greatest movie ever made. You really have to see the full 3hr directors cut. Its unlike most films in the respect that it takes its time with each scene. No quick cutting or hurrying to the next scene. That way by the end of the movie you are so involved with the characters that the last reel becomes so poignant.

Butch Cassidy is a great movie & Paul Newman was a true legend, the word is overused but not in his case.

No it wasn't The Postman Allways Rings Twice. Big clue the film is a Belgium movie.

I'll definately try and hunt down a copy of Betty Blue - it's been way too long since I saw it. I completely get what you mean about not rushing the scenes - so many movies are in such a rush to get the story out that the characters get left at the wayside, which is a shame. I want to make movies for a living, and I always find that, for me, the characters come first, real vivid in my mind, and then the plot builds around them, so I can't understand how people can forget the characters involved when I find them such a central part of the film.

'kay, I'm rambling.

I think one of the things that was SO brilliant about Paul Newman was - apart from his extrordinary talent - is that he really LOOKS like how a leading man should, you know? Those eyes.... *melt*
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Post by: tanqgirl on October 02, 2008, 12:22:34 AM
six string samurai is quite fucking hilarious and has a great soundtrack...but only watch it if you feel like saying "what the fuck" for pretty much the whole movie
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Post by: Pliwood180 on October 03, 2008, 04:30:20 PM
Whoever said Eternal Sunshine...Wow. Good movie. I was skeptical at first of Carrey's serious role, but I think he was perfect! I second that recommendation.
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Post by: BATTEREDxBRIDExLUVR! on October 04, 2008, 09:01:32 AM
nick & norah's infinite playlist
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Post by: Ashleetalks_toastronauts on October 05, 2008, 02:16:17 PM
^ That movie was directed by the guy who directed "The Science of Sleep" good movies.



I just watched the trailer and now I really really really want to see it.
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Post by: Maxnot on October 05, 2008, 02:40:40 PM
Whoever said Eternal Sunshine...Wow. Good movie. I was skeptical at first of Carrey's serious role, but I think he was perfect! I second that recommendation.

Eternal Sunshine is the last good Jim Carrey film.

However, the Christmas Carol film that is currently in post-production sounds really promising.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 05, 2008, 03:40:27 PM
Les Amants du pont-neuf..........
truly brilliant
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Post by: such a classic girl on October 05, 2008, 10:44:18 PM
choke.
dee snider's strangeland.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on October 06, 2008, 01:56:04 PM
Secretary.

(I've reccomended it before but it was on telly last night and is now fresh in my mind.. I actually watched it twice. Noted how very different movies can look on big screen TVs. And how ad breaks (*spit spit*) totally ruin the flow, man.)

My favourite part is.. ahh.. most of it. But there's this great bit were James Spader does this very subtle thing with his eyes. Always gets me. It's when Mr Grey is confronting Lee (trying to fire her). He kind of pauses and displays three very different emotions/thoughts in quick succession without saying anything, just verrrry slightly altering his gaze. In closeup too. How does he do it? I have no idea. Very good acting from The Spader there. Win.

And Maggie Gyllenhaal is just gorgeous and perfect and delightful and heartbreaking and sexy throughout.
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Post by: VelvetRevolution on October 06, 2008, 06:24:32 PM
Here's my list:

300
21 days later
Amélie
Babel
Batman Begins / The Dark Knight
Boondock Saints
Capote
Children of Men
Clerks
Cronos
Eastern Promises
Fight Club
Hellboy I en II
Hot Fuzz
Hubba Ho Tep
I'm Not There
Labyrinth
Lord of War
Lost in Translation
K-pax
Nacho Libre
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Restraint
Sin City
Stardust
Taxi Driver
Team America: World Police
The Dark Crystal
The Devil's Backbone
The Fountain
The Painted Veil
The Prestige
The Usual Suspects
Memento
No Country For Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth
Pulp Fiction
Rabit Proof Fence
Resevoir Dogs
Run Lola Run
Scanner Darkly
Severance
Shaun of the Dead
Spaceballs
Sweeney Todd
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on October 06, 2008, 06:28:26 PM
The newer version of 'Die Welle' (or 'The Wave').
It's in German and needs subtitles if you don't speak it, obviously, but it was just..Amazing, when I saw it the other night.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on October 06, 2008, 08:18:25 PM
choke.
dee snider's strangeland.

I take it Choke is actually good then?
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Post by: Haushinka on October 06, 2008, 08:46:13 PM
I totally love Mean Girls.

I'm not joking.
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Post by: such a classic girl on October 06, 2008, 10:10:02 PM
choke.
dee snider's strangeland.

I take it Choke is actually good then?

i enjoyed it. :)
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Post by: yosmark on October 06, 2008, 10:34:15 PM
I totally love Mean Girls.

I'm not joking.

It wasn´t a good movie, it has it´s good scenes & if I remeber correctly it´s calculus part is not right.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on October 07, 2008, 07:19:05 AM
I totally love Mean Girls.

I'm not joking.

I would have to agree here. It looked so stereotypical to me when it came out. Then my sister made me watch it, and I loved it. It's just so great.

I dunno. One of my "hate-to-love" things, haha.
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Post by: Ms on October 07, 2008, 07:29:25 AM
Rebel Without a Cause

It's probably been suggested before, but when I was a fourteen year old girl, I was mad for it and I suggested it to all my friends. Who refused to watch it because it was old. D: I am so in love with James Dean and I think the scene at the end is one of my all time favourite films.
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Post by: slyvia k on October 07, 2008, 06:17:39 PM
the science of sleep is probably my favorite movie. it's so strange and beautiful. i can't even explain what it's about, a weird guy-meets-girl thing, but the setting is absolutely fantastic and i loved all the different languages melting in the movie.

other extremely cool movie i've seen lately (for the 24983958593th time, i should add) is [the adventures of] priscilla queen of the desert. drag queens in australia, driving from sidney to alice springs, lots of abba songs, it's just so fucking cool. and terence stamp looks amazing as a queen.
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Post by: Street Magic on October 07, 2008, 06:39:38 PM
I totally love Mean Girls.

I'm not joking.
I love watching it and giggling whenever they call Janis a dyke because, you know, now Lindsay Lohan is...

Maybe I'm just a bit of a jerk.
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Post by: tanqgirl on October 08, 2008, 12:21:28 AM
to wong fu, thanks for everything julie newmar

i think i put this up before...and i probably spelled this all wrong but it's hilarious
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Post by: Molotovna on October 11, 2008, 01:17:42 PM
to wong fu, thanks for everything julie newmar

i think i put this up before...and i probably spelled this all wrong but it's hilarious

I love that movie, it's so goofy.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 11, 2008, 02:33:46 PM
to wong fu, thanks for everything julie newmar

i think i put this up before...and i probably spelled this all wrong but it's hilarious

I love that movie, it's so goofy.

Its a poor remake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.
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Post by: slyvia k on October 11, 2008, 03:30:10 PM
to Wong FY, thanks for everything Julie newmar

i think i put this up before...and i probably spelled this all wrong but it's hilarious

I love that movie, it's so goofy.

Its a poor remake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.
I agree.
I mean, it's funny and watchable, but definitely not as great as Priscilla.
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Post by: Indja on October 12, 2008, 07:12:29 AM
I love Hugo Weaving.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h81/indie_ninja/untitled.jpg)
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Post by: Haushinka on October 12, 2008, 08:07:10 AM
I saw Gomorra yesterday which I must reccomend as A) it's factual B) it's brutal and C) watching it made me go "eeeeey, i'm half Italian! WAHEY!"

Can't wait for Hunger the Movie and the cartoon one about the apocalypse whose name I forget.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on October 12, 2008, 08:24:31 AM
Laugh at me all you want, but I love "The Banger Sisters", with Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon.
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Post by: Holmes on October 13, 2008, 01:55:55 AM
SISTER ACT
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Post by: Haushinka on October 18, 2008, 05:03:21 PM
In Bruges.
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on October 19, 2008, 11:03:27 AM
The Birdcage.
Almost Fanous.
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 19, 2008, 02:20:36 PM
The Birdcage.
Its a poor remake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert La Cage au folles.



Almost Fanous.
Its a poor remake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert  La Cage au folles Almost Famous.
This is an poor remake of A Somewhattey Post.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 19, 2008, 02:25:45 PM
The Birdcage.
Its a poor remake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert La Cage au folles.



Almost Fanous.
Its a poor remake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert  La Cage au folles Almost Famous.
This is an poor remake of A Somewhattey Post.

Cee will you please spell my name right?
Or just call me twat like everyone else does.
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 19, 2008, 02:27:38 PM
That's the American title...
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Post by: NastyEgo on October 20, 2008, 04:43:06 PM
High Fidelity
A great movie based on a great book (written by Nick Hornby). Women, music... Everything a man needs ;P
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Post by: Indja on October 21, 2008, 06:33:34 AM
High Fidelity
A great movie based on a great book (written by Nick Hornby). Women, music... Everything a man needs ;P

I liked the book, never got round to bothering with the film. Although, it's got John Cusack in, hasn't it? I swear, I saw him the other day driving a bus round near where I live.
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Post by: NastyEgo on October 21, 2008, 06:46:18 AM
Yeah, it's a John Cusack film. And what's good is that Nick Hornby is happy with the movie.

And as for other films, maybe it's cheesy, but I like films like Sixteen Candles or Breakfast Club (especially the soundtrack for BC - Simple Minds :D)
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Post by: abstractbliss on October 21, 2008, 07:44:42 AM
Top ten in no particular order....

Love Song for Bobby Long
American Beauty
Fight Club
Reality Bites
Mysterious Skin
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Sordid Lives
Freeway
Drugstore Cowboy
Heathers
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Post by: rory on October 21, 2008, 02:56:02 PM
The Three Colours trilogy (in particular Blue - amazing), and any film directed by Pedro Almodovar.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 21, 2008, 04:00:14 PM
Yeah, it's a John Cusack film. And what's good is that Nick Hornby is happy with the movie.

And as for other films, maybe it's cheesy, but I like films like Sixteen Candles or Breakfast Club (especially the soundtrack for BC - Simple Minds :D)

The Breakfast Club is awesome!  O0

The Three Colours trilogy (in particular Blue - amazing), and any film directed by Pedro Almodovar.

Agreed
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Post by: Haushinka on October 21, 2008, 08:14:31 PM
John Cusack..... I swear, I saw him the other day driving a bus round near where I live.

LOLOLLOLOLROFLCOPTRLOL I LOVE YOU.
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Post by: Indja on October 22, 2008, 06:01:08 AM
John Cusack..... I swear, I saw him the other day driving a bus round near where I live.

LOLOLLOLOLROFLCOPTRLOL I LOVE YOU.

...I wasn't kidding. I've also seen Jarvis Cocker driving a white van and Isaac Brock walking a spaniel in the park.
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Post by: CeeGBee on November 16, 2008, 04:11:01 PM
I just finished watching War, Inc.

Possible selling points:
-John Cusack (and, if can believe it, Joan Cusack in the same movie.  What are the odds?)

-...as a professional killer who discovers that he has a soul. 
 (...but it's not Grosse Point Blank 2.)

- Marisa Tomei!!!

- ...and Ben Kingsley as a villain.

- Totally unbelievable story about American companies (and the government) starting a
  war in a foreign country for purely commercial reasons.  (I mean, that could never happen.)

- Hilary Duff, whom I no longer dismiss as "just another Disney 'product'. "

- A song by Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros...
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 16, 2008, 04:43:16 PM
John and Joan act together very often.
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Post by: lashingoutloud on November 17, 2008, 12:01:30 AM
I had not seen it in a while, but Cookie's Fortune came on some indy film network and I remembered how much I love that movie (and Julianne Moore).  I also suggest some of Robert Altman's other films (Shortcuts is long, but good) Other films:  The Fisher King (I may have already mentioned it and its greatness, but it's so good), Benny & Joon, The Haunting (original 1963 version), Nurse Betty, and I am sure I will add more later.

This is quite the random list.  I apologize.  Also, I apologize if any of these have been said already.

Eeep -- also, Ginger Snaps
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 17, 2008, 03:20:30 AM
So I was reminded about a great Polish movie "Louder Than Bombs" (title taken from The Smiths, as the author admitted). I can't download it and if I want to buy it the only option is to... order it from the States. Just great. I just love Polish idea of promoting our own culture.
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Post by: xxMonicaxx on November 17, 2008, 02:38:27 PM
Leaving Las Vegas
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 17, 2008, 03:39:28 PM
Empire Records - sets a good mood, nice and easy atmosphere... Just great. If I was a bit stupid I'd dump my work at school and tried to find a job in a record store after watching that and High Fidelity (and there was at least one more I've seen)
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Post by: Rini Martini on November 17, 2008, 05:19:28 PM
I didn't read all 28 pages of this thread so sorry if someone's already mentioned this, but you need to see 'Me and You and Everyone We Know'.

Not everyone likes it, it's quite controversial and a fairly acquired taste, but I think it's fantastic. I know Amanda's a fan too  :)

Anyone seen it? What did you guys think?
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Post by: such a classic girl on November 17, 2008, 09:18:36 PM
I didn't read all 28 pages of this thread so sorry if someone's already mentioned this, but you need to see 'Me and You and Everyone We Know'.

Not everyone likes it, it's quite controversial and a fairly acquired taste, but I think it's fantastic. I know Amanda's a fan too  :)

Anyone seen it? What did you guys think?

yes! i really loved it. one of my favourite movies. i need to watch it again.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on November 18, 2008, 05:58:19 AM
I love "Igby Goes Down", with Claire Danes, Amanda Peet, Kieran Culkin, Bill Pullman and Susan Sarandon. Oh, and I also like "Tadpole", with Babe Neuwirth, Sigourney Weaver and Aaron Stanford.
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Post by: Molotovna on November 21, 2008, 06:14:37 PM
Last night's free foreign film of the month at the local library was Ben X. It was a Belgian film about a boy with a slight form of autism that's bullied in high school and leads to suicide, with a twist. It was wonderful.


And I realized that Flemish/Dutch is a slightly retarded form a German.  :uglystupid2:

I understood some of it without having to read the subtitles! haha
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Post by: slyvia k on November 21, 2008, 06:16:05 PM
I didn't read all 28 pages of this thread so sorry if someone's already mentioned this, but you need to see 'Me and You and Everyone We Know'.

Not everyone likes it, it's quite controversial and a fairly acquired taste, but I think it's fantastic. I know Amanda's a fan too  :)

Anyone seen it? What did you guys think?
i loved it. amanda july is amazing.
strangely enough, even my dad really liked it.


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Post by: NastyEgo on November 21, 2008, 08:38:31 PM
Last night's free foreign film of the month at the local library was Ben X. It was a Belgian film about a boy with a slight form of autism that's bullied in high school and leads to suicide, with a twist. It was wonderful.


And I realized that Flemish/Dutch is a slightly retarded form a German.  :uglystupid2:

I understood some of it without having to read the subtitles! haha
Compare Dutch, German and English with respect to their order on a map (east to west). Without any doubt you will see that Dutch seems to be a "mixture" of German and English. And in fact they form the "west Germanic langauages" family
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on November 22, 2008, 07:38:44 AM
Last night's free foreign film of the month at the local library was Ben X. It was a Belgian film about a boy with a slight form of autism that's bullied in high school and leads to suicide, with a twist. It was wonderful.


Another Belgian film that's well worth seeing is Man Bites Dog

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/untitled.jpg)

A very bleak, jet black comedy satire, in which a documentary film crew follow a very odd serial killer & find themselves increasingly becoming involved in the violence.

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Post by: Molotovna on November 22, 2008, 10:42:10 AM
Compare Dutch, German and English with respect to their order on a map (east to west). Without any doubt you will see that Dutch seems to be a "mixture" of German and English. And in fact they form the "west Germanic langauages" family

With all the intermixing, it was nice to know I could recognize some of it without having ever learned Dutch before.


And Somewhatty, I'll make a note of that film and try to get my hands on it somewhere.


Also, last night I went and saw My Name Is Bruce and Bruce Campbell was there and did a question and answer sort of bit afterward. It was a goofy flick, exactly what I expected it to be. I should have tackled Bruce on his way out.
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 22, 2008, 11:53:57 AM
Pump Up The Volume - great movie. Just love it since I first seen it (around 12 years ago)
The Life Of David Gale - great movie about ability to give a death penalty to innocent people. A bit twisted movie.
And I'm of to watch 24 Hour Party People.
Anyone knows if The Air I Breath is any good?
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Post by: Molotovna on November 22, 2008, 12:18:13 PM
Anyone knows if The Air I Breath is any good?

Sort of a rip-off of Crash, but not bad.
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 22, 2008, 12:23:01 PM
The Haggis or Cronenberg one??
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on November 22, 2008, 12:29:23 PM
Pump Up The Volume - great movie. Just love it since I first seen it (around 12 years ago)


Agreed  O0
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Post by: Molotovna on November 22, 2008, 12:47:01 PM
The Haggis or Cronenberg one??

Haggis.
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Post by: tanqgirl on December 01, 2008, 11:16:40 PM
haha i found the thread!!!

so i mentioned it in the random thought thread due to lack of finding this thread


velvet goldmine!!! see it!! it's awesome!!!

ewan mcgregors peen!!!
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Post by: NastyEgo on December 02, 2008, 01:31:57 AM
Pump Up The Volume, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink... Just awesome.
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Post by: AnnaBeck on December 02, 2008, 06:20:57 AM
BATTLE ROYALE Again awesome

that's such great a movie!

other good movies:
wings of desire
the tin drum (david bennent is so great in it)
zero day

edit:
a great french black comedy: serial lover
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Post by: toriringo on December 02, 2008, 11:23:27 AM
Some of my favorites:

La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) - I wonder if Amanda has seen this one. Warning, though, it is most certainly not for everyone.
2046 - Perhaps one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. In every frame, vibrant colors(mostly various shades of green and blood red can be seen)
Se, Jie (Lust, Caution)

There are more, but I can't think of them right now.
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Post by: RatsRGods on December 02, 2008, 06:34:33 PM
Lolita

the more recent version with Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain. 

She was so great in this movie and then BAM! decided to star in every shitty movie with Bijou Phillips she could get her hands on.

And Jeremy Iron is always great.

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Post by: ratsforcandy on December 02, 2008, 06:43:26 PM
The Kite Runner, oh my god it was so goooood.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419887/
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Post by: MizzReeLoves on December 03, 2008, 03:18:01 PM
Natural Born Killers. End of Story.
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Post by: Molotovna on December 05, 2008, 10:39:06 PM
Not sure if I love it, but I just watched Hard Candy. It's definitely worth watching.
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Post by: lashingoutloud on December 05, 2008, 10:42:15 PM
Not sure if I love it, but I just watched Hard Candy. It's definitely worth watching.

Agreed -- don't really know how I felt about it, but I certainly enjoyed watching it.
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Post by: Kinky_Turtle on December 06, 2008, 04:11:00 PM
Picnic at Hanging Rock- Amazing atmospheric Australian film made in 1975, directed by Peter Weir. Based on the novel by I think Joan Lindsay. The basic premise is, a girl's school in Australia in 1900 on Valentine's Day; they all go to Hanging Rock and three girls and one teacher just disappear. No reason why, no trace, and the movie is about the mystery surrounding it. It's an amazing movie and after I watched it I was completely moved by it on several levels. If you get the chance, watch it.

Blowup- 1966 art film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. I recentely watched this, a few weeks ago, and really loved it; it really turned me on to Antonioni and I watched another one of his films, La Notte with my boyfriend a week or so later, which I would also recommend. But Blowup: basically, photographer may or may not have photographed a murder in the park. The film then takes us on this strange romp as David Hemmings runs about doing....well, basically a whole lot of nothing, trying to figure out what the hell's going on. It's a great fucking film that set my brain on fire and had me thinking. And the closing scene is fantastic; one word- mimes.

Suspiria- One of my favorite horror movies, Dario Argento's beautiful 1977 technicolor nightmare. Beautiful American dancer goes to a prestigious dance school in Germany and encounters dark, frightening forces there. The colors and the score by Goblin are incredible. Not to mention the presence of the wonderful Alida Valli as the viscious and severe (and delightfully lesbianish) Mrs. Tanner.

Eyes Without a Face- Speaking of Alida Valli, here's another of her films. This 1960 French horror film is something you certainly want to watch if you're looking to be seriously creeped the fuck out. A surgeon goes all psycho crazy motherfucker when his daughter loses her face in a car accident; he and his lovely assitant, Alida Valli, abduct girls and perform surgeries on them, removing their faces and trying to graph the skin onto poor Cristiane, the doctor's unfortunate daughter. Lovely, scary, creepy film that features one of the scariest blank masks I've ever seen.

And one last one for now: Harvey- one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart movies (I have a raging hard on for Jimmy Stewart; I want to see all his movies). Directed by Henry Koster in 1950 this is one of my all-time favorite feel-good movies. If I feel sad, this movie will make me feel better. Jimmy Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, the nicest, sweetest, most amiable man you could ever meet (a role he was kind of born to play); his best friend is a 6 foot 3 1/2 inch invisible rabbit. I've seen this movie 5 or 6 times and it never fails to make me laugh and smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Okay. I'm done for now. ^.^

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Post by: The Angel Raliel on December 06, 2008, 04:19:41 PM
Quote
Suspiria- One of my favorite horror movies, Dario Argento's beautiful 1977 technicolor nightmare. Beautiful American dancer goes to a prestigious dance school in Germany and encounters dark, frightening forces there. The colors and the score by Goblin are incredible. Not to mention the presence of the wonderful Alida Valli as the viscious and severe (and delightfully lesbianish) Mrs. Tanner.
also a film worth watching by art lovers..... name the paintings that each scene is based on!
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Post by: Kinky_Turtle on December 06, 2008, 07:23:49 PM
La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) - I wonder if Amanda has seen this one. Warning, though, it is most certainly not for everyone.

I don't know how I missed this earlier; that's such a great movie, I love it.
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Post by: slyvia k on December 06, 2008, 07:24:33 PM
Jules et Jim by Truffaut. Aaaaah, it's so good. Gotta love Jeanne Moreau.
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Post by: toriringo on December 06, 2008, 08:14:01 PM
La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) - I wonder if Amanda has seen this one. Warning, though, it is most certainly not for everyone.

I don't know how I missed this earlier; that's such a great movie, I love it.
It is the movie that helped me realize how gifted and brilliant Isabelle Huppert is. I cannot think of another actor who can disturb or move me as profoundly as she does. Have you seen Ma mère?
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Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on December 06, 2008, 10:22:24 PM

Running With Scissors
-
A friend of my sister urged me to watch.
it was pretty fantastic.

Irma Vep
-
it's not quite a french film,
it was made for an english speaking audience
but much of it has to do with a korean action starlet
shooting a remake of a silent film in France.

Science of Sleep
-
Directed by Michel Gondry, the guy who did
Be Kind Rewind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.
it also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg
if you're not familiar with her music I highly reccomend it!



that's all I'm going to say for now.
I just assume that most of you have already seen all of the Kubrick and Romero films?
American Psycho is good too.
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 07, 2008, 01:08:15 AM
...I have a raging hard on for Jimmy Stewart; I want to see all his movies...

My personal fave is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, but I still manage to sit through
It's a Wonderful Life when it comes on the TV, even after...  probably a hundred viewings.
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Post by: Kinky_Turtle on December 07, 2008, 04:40:17 AM
...I have a raging hard on for Jimmy Stewart; I want to see all his movies...

My personal fave is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, but I still manage to sit through
It's a Wonderful Life when it comes on the TV, even after...  probably a hundred viewings.

Craaaaazy as it may sound I have yet to see It's a Wonderful Life. I'll probably watch it sometime this Christmas if the original black and white version comes on. I've seen I think bits and pieces of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. I just started getting into Jimmy Stewart over the past year, thanks mostly to my boyfriend who is a major fucking rabid cinephile, he devours films like he needs them to exist (which he kind of does, ha), it's great. So, yeah, I have this hardcore love of Jimmy Stewart, it's ridiculous, I'd watch that man in anything, he could be standing in the middle of a screen for two hours and I'd sit and watch it attentively. So far I've seen, hmm, 19 Jimmy Stewart films, with some, like Harvey, and Vertigo, Rear Window, Can't Take It With You all having multiple viewings. Haha, I'm so obsessive I have a list of his filmography and I mark what movies I've seen and how many times I've seen them.

It's a pretty intense passion, haha.
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Post by: Kinky_Turtle on December 07, 2008, 04:44:15 AM
And while I'm here, I might as well throw Repulsion out there. My faaaaaaaaavorite Polanski film (so far), 1965 starring the oh-so-fucking delicious Catherine Deneuve. Lovely little tale of sexual supression and insanity, such a chilling and disturbing film. If you ever get the chance, definitely watch it.
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Post by: ratsforcandy on December 08, 2008, 01:13:45 AM
Rear Window

I lovedd Rear Window. I just watched a movie called Dirty Love, and it was hilarious. I'd definitely suggest it, not on artistic value, just humor value. It was so funny!
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Post by: wannabe_dolly on December 12, 2008, 10:39:31 PM
All of hamonie korie films

KIDS,
gummo,
julian donkey boy,
Mister Lonely
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 15, 2008, 11:44:56 AM
KIDS,

That film troubled me & if you look on this board & see the kind of films I tend to watch that's no easy feat.
I thought the film took an almost voyeuristic tone on underage teen sex. The swimming pool scene truly bothered me.
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 15, 2008, 12:37:54 PM
KIDS,

That film troubled me & if you look on this board & see the kind of films I tend to watch that's no easy feat.
I thought the film took an almost voyeuristic tone on underage teen sex. The swimming pool scene truly bothered me.
Gee Whattey, why is Hannibal Lecter scarier than Dracula?

'cuz he could be real....
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 15, 2008, 12:46:36 PM
KIDS,

That film troubled me & if you look on this board & see the kind of films I tend to watch that's no easy feat.
I thought the film took an almost voyeuristic tone on underage teen sex. The swimming pool scene truly bothered me.
Gee Whattey, why is Hannibal Lecter scarier than Dracula?

'cuz he could be real....

Hannibal Lecter is about as scary as a teletubby armed with an egg whisk! Realism is one thing & I like realism in movies, but any movie dealing with teen sex should be handled delicatly. Like I said, it was the voyeuristic nature of the movie I found troubling.
If you want a truly disturbing serial killer movie try Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer or if you can stomach it August Undergrounds's Mordum (which I have a similar problem with as I have with Kids)
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 15, 2008, 12:52:19 PM
Thanks anyway, but as we have just said, serial killers are scary.

I don't like being scared.  Not really scared, like by people who kill other
people apparently at random, often for years before anyone even realizes
there's a single specific killer at work....
...and that he probably looks like...   :glasses11:
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 15, 2008, 12:58:30 PM
Thanks anyway, but as we have just said, serial killers are scary.

I don't like being scared.  Not really scared, like by people who kill other
people apparently at random, often for years before anyone even realizes
there's a single specific killer at work....
...and that he probably looks like...   :glasses11:

Your chances of meeting & being killed by a serial killer are slim at best. Your chances of being killed by some Neanderthal, alcohol fueled fuckwit in a bar brawl are much higher. Now that's scary!
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 15, 2008, 03:44:06 PM
Thanks anyway, but as we have just said, serial killers are scary.

I don't like being scared.  Not really scared, like by people who kill other
people apparently at random, often for years before anyone even realizes
there's a single specific killer at work....
...and that he probably looks like...   :glasses11:

Your chances of meeting & being killed by a serial killer are slim at best. Your chances of being killed by some Neanderthal, alcohol fueled fuckwit in a bar brawl are much higher. Now that's scary!
...but I can easily enough simply avoid any bar you might be in....
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 15, 2008, 04:43:51 PM
Thanks anyway, but as we have just said, serial killers are scary.

I don't like being scared.  Not really scared, like by people who kill other
people apparently at random, often for years before anyone even realizes
there's a single specific killer at work....
...and that he probably looks like...   :glasses11:

Your chances of meeting & being killed by a serial killer are slim at best. Your chances of being killed by some Neanderthal, alcohol fueled fuckwit in a bar brawl are much higher. Now that's scary!
...but I can easily enough simply avoid any bar you might be in....

Trust me, if you met me you would be at the bottom of a well with me shouting "It puts the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again" down at you quicker than you can say "This tissue smells of chloroform!"  >:D
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Post by: Emmy on December 16, 2008, 04:56:07 PM
i just watched this film called "The Girl in the Cafe" which had Bill Nighy in and it was really cute, kinda subtle British humour... really recommend it.
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Post by: Molotovna on December 16, 2008, 06:02:46 PM
Silent Night, Deadly Night

"Naughty! Punish!"  ;D
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Post by: Molotovna on December 19, 2008, 10:40:06 AM
Last night's free foreign film at the library was the Serbian film Klopka, which was also released as Die Falle in Deutschland. It was excellent, though sad.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 23, 2008, 01:41:16 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/cuttingmoments.jpg)

This is NOT a horror movie. What it is, is a bleak, depressing but utterly moving & affecting study of a dysfunctional family in suburbia. The acting is first class & by the time the movie reaches its shocking conclusion you truly are emotionally engaged with these characters. The movie itself is a short story, approx half an hour & the end is not for the squemish or faint hearted. But if you can see past that, you will see a story of an ordinary family broken & imploding. I highly recomend this.
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Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on December 24, 2008, 01:36:24 AM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/cuttingmoments.jpg)

This is NOT a horror movie. What it is, is a bleak, depressing but utterly moving & affecting study of a dysfunctional family in suburbia. The acting is first class & by the time the movie reaches its shocking conclusion you truly are emotionally engaged with these characters. The movie itself is a short story, approx half an hour & the end is not for the squemish or faint hearted. But if you can see past that, you will see a story of an ordinary family broken & imploding. I highly recomend this.

really?
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Post by: Golly Mina! on December 24, 2008, 03:56:17 AM
Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard. It's an amazing movie
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 24, 2008, 05:34:55 AM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/cuttingmoments.jpg)

This is NOT a horror movie. What it is, is a bleak, depressing but utterly moving & affecting study of a dysfunctional family in suburbia. The acting is first class & by the time the movie reaches its shocking conclusion you truly are emotionally engaged with these characters. The movie itself is a short story, approx half an hour & the end is not for the squemish or faint hearted. But if you can see past that, you will see a story of an ordinary family broken & imploding. I highly recomend this.

really?

Yes really.

 The sign of a truly great movie is when it affects you on some emotional level or in some way resonates & strikes a chord with your own life. Take for example Betty Blue, in my humble opinion the single greatest movie ever made. During that movie you are draw into the characters, you understand them & you empathise with them. By the films conclusion you care about these characters. Any filmmaker that can invest such detail in his protagonists is a highly skilled artist. Depression & emptiness are two powerful emotions that have been used to great effect in cinema for years. Take Citizen Cane for example, a movie that is allways in the top five greatest movies of all time lists, is at it's heart incredibly downbeat & sad. One child's sled becomes a metaphor for lost youth & innocence. Films like Cutting Moments may be dealing with the side of life we all chose to try to ignore but these lives & these people exist. When the guy's wife returns from the bathroom for the second time at the end of the movie, there is no dialogue but the look of despair, love & utter hopelessness on her husband's face speaks volumes & is incredibly well acted.
 Of course I like mindless fun movies. But the movies & filmmakers I like & admire are the ones that provoke a reaction in me. As a last example **SPOILER ALERT** When Keanu Reeve's partner dies 3/4 of the way through Speed, you watch the scene then just move on waiting for the next action scene, when Vin gets shot by the police at the end of La Haine it truly shocks you because his character has been built up slowly & you as a viewer have invested time in his character. Ok maybe I'm a cinema & genre snob but that to me is what truly gifted moviemaking is all about.
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Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on December 24, 2008, 06:24:28 AM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/cuttingmoments.jpg)

This is NOT a horror movie. What it is, is a bleak, depressing but utterly moving & affecting study of a dysfunctional family in suburbia. The acting is first class & by the time the movie reaches its shocking conclusion you truly are emotionally engaged with these characters. The movie itself is a short story, approx half an hour & the end is not for the squemish or faint hearted. But if you can see past that, you will see a story of an ordinary family broken & imploding. I highly recomend this.

really?

Yes really.

 The sign of a truly great movie is when it affects you on some emotional level or in some way resonates & strikes a chord with your own life. Take for example Betty Blue, in my humble opinion the single greatest movie ever made. During that movie you are draw into the characters, you understand them & you empathise with them. By the films conclusion you care about these characters. Any filmmaker that can invest such detail in his protagonists is a highly skilled artist. Depression & emptiness are two powerful emotions that have been used to great effect in cinema for years. Take Citizen Cane for example, a movie that is allways in the top five greatest movies of all time lists, is at it's heart incredibly downbeat & sad. One child's sled becomes a metaphor for lost youth & innocence. Films like Cutting Moments may be dealing with the side of life we all chose to try to ignore but these lives & these people exist. When the guy's wife returns from the bathroom for the second time at the end of the movie, there is no dialogue but the look of despair, love & utter hopelessness on her husband's face speaks volumes & is incredibly well acted.
 Of course I like mindless fun movies. But the movies & filmmakers I like & admire are the ones that provoke a reaction in me. As a last example **SPOILER ALERT** When Keanu Reeve's partner dies 3/4 of the way through Speed, you watch the scene then just move on waiting for the next action scene, when Vin gets shot by the police at the end of La Haine it truly shocks you because his character has been built up slowly & you as a viewer have invested time in his character. Ok maybe I'm a cinema & genre snob but that to me is what truly gifted moviemaking is all about.

no doubt, but I'm just mocking your liking for negative portrayals.
hope you're not offended.  O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 24, 2008, 06:36:18 AM
no doubt, but I'm just mocking your liking for negative portrayals.
hope you're not offended.  O0


So your mocking my bleak, hopeless, repetatively morose existance?


Cool  O0 ^-^
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Post by: TeaTime on December 24, 2008, 12:26:28 PM
So what if it's the indie movie darling of the year, Slumdog Millionaire. Hands down one of the most epically romantic movies everrrrrrr. M.I.A.'s Paper Planes just shouldn't have to apply to kids under 10.  :'(
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Post by: Mockery on December 24, 2008, 12:45:03 PM


I heard this one was amazing!

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
I couldn't possibly put it into words!

If you haven't seen this, you have sinned!

MirrorMask: Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean are the best team in the whole entire world!!!
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Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on December 24, 2008, 04:05:05 PM
So what if it's the indie movie darling of the year, Slumdog Millionaire. Hands down one of the most epically romantic movies everrrrrrr. M.I.A.'s Paper Planes just shouldn't have to apply to kids under 10.  :'(

I really want to see it. I love Danny Boyle.
does it really live up to the hype?
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Post by: Holmes on December 25, 2008, 03:34:49 AM
twilight. if only for the fantasies that follow from the lead character.
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Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on December 25, 2008, 04:01:10 AM
twilight. if only for the fantasies that follow from the lead character.
:-X
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Post by: TeaTime on December 25, 2008, 06:47:15 PM
So what if it's the indie movie darling of the year, Slumdog Millionaire. Hands down one of the most epically romantic movies everrrrrrr. M.I.A.'s Paper Planes just shouldn't have to apply to kids under 10.  :'(

I really want to see it. I love Danny Boyle.
does it really live up to the hype?

yes, i loved it. i could see how some bitter hardass would find it unrealistic and cheesy, but it's amazing.
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Post by: Emilly on December 25, 2008, 07:17:56 PM
twilight. if only for the fantasies that follow from the lead character.

It's aaallll about James, my friend ;D
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Post by: TeaTime on December 25, 2008, 07:49:30 PM
twilight. if only for the fantasies that follow from the lead character.

It's aaallll about James, my friend ;D

i will never forgive cam giganet for Never Back Down.  >:(

all of my squealy teenage girl cohorts seems to have agreed upon Jasper as the cutest.
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Post by: buttercup. on December 25, 2008, 09:47:38 PM
The Specials and Return to Oz.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on January 01, 2009, 09:46:20 AM
EVIL ALIENS

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/poster_EvilAliens.jpg)

How many movies have a scene where one of the good guys mows down aliens with a combine harvester as The Wurzel's Ive Got A Brand New Combine Harvester plays on the soundtrack?

Plus it has the future Mrs Somewhatty in it.
Should I post another picture of Miss Booth? Hmmm, yes!

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/1141412680_Evil_Alien_1.jpg)
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Post by: Black Canary on January 01, 2009, 05:32:38 PM
MirrorMask

(http://www.qwipster.net/mirrormask.jpg)

My all-time favorite movie. Written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Dave McKean- it's a masterpiece. Gorgeous, touching, and worth rewatching for all the little things you may have missed.
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Post by: Mockery on January 01, 2009, 07:29:07 PM
MirrorMask

(http://www.qwipster.net/mirrormask.jpg)

My all-time favorite movie. Written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Dave McKean- it's a masterpiece. Gorgeous, touching, and worth rewatching for all the little things you may have missed.
Gosh, you are so perfect! No wonder we're getting married.  :-*
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Post by: yosmark on January 01, 2009, 07:42:07 PM
EVIL ALIENS

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/poster_EvilAliens.jpg)



Dude wrong thread, that movie was so bad that it was good.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on January 01, 2009, 08:32:06 PM
Dude wrong thread, that movie was so bad that it was good.

No it was just plain awesome.  O0
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Post by: Holmes on January 05, 2009, 11:26:05 AM
The Descent. Good British horror, scared me witless.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 05, 2009, 12:34:52 PM
The Descent. Good British horror, scared me witless.
and actually based on some excellent Providence fiction ( it is based on a Lovecraft story...... prizes for guessing which one )
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Post by: Mockery on January 05, 2009, 03:33:00 PM
(http://www.ashhaque.com/images/2007/10/_thumbs/500x2000-v-for-vendetta-movie-poster.jpg)
V for fucking Vendetta.

Best. Comic. Movie. EVER!
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Post by: DtHM on January 05, 2009, 05:13:49 PM
Pan's Labyrinth
Donnie Darko
A Clockwork Orange
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later - I liked 'em.
Girl, Interrupted - Great Movie, really good for quotes like "Don't Point your FUCKING Finger a Crazy People", and a poem called "Resume" by Dorothy Parker that I really like
"Razors pain you, Rivers are damp
Acid stains you, Drugs cause cramp
Guns aren’t lawful, Nooses give
Gas smells awful, Ya might as well live."
The Shining - I liked it, but didn't really find it scary I was laughing through most of it ^^
Kinky Boots
The Fifth Element - Was my favorite movie till I was like 11.
Amelie
Slumdog Millionaire
Alice - I liked it, but everyone says it's "really disturbing", but I didn't really find it disturbing...at all.
The Fall - Lots of really well done backgrounds and costumes.
The Orphanage - Very scary, very well done.
Trainspotting
Babel
Botched - Very Funny Movie.
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (我左眼見到鬼) - Very funny.  Lots of HK Chicks screaming, lots of one word of english randomly inserted to a sentence of Chinese.
Let The Right One In - Swedish Film about a kid who gets bullied a lot who falls in love with a vampire.
Everything by Hayao Miyazaki.
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Post by: Cirque on January 05, 2009, 06:33:34 PM
Smiley Face


 :)
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Post by: malcontent on January 05, 2009, 09:46:49 PM
That is with the girl from Scary Movie right?
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Post by: Molotovna on January 07, 2009, 08:20:29 PM
Panic in Year Zero. It's fantastic.
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Post by: Grim Tuesday on January 09, 2009, 01:54:53 AM
Brazil
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Post by: clac on January 09, 2009, 10:09:14 AM
Old Boy - Park Chan Wook
Donnie Darko - Richard Kelly
Southland Tales - Richard Kelly
The Green Mile - Frank Darabont
C.R.A.Z.Y - Jean Marc Vallée
The Color Purple - Steven Spielberg
The Bridges Of Madison County - Clint Eastwood (oh my god, i think i never cried more than when i watched this movie!)
Ghost In The Shell - Mamoru Oshii
Avalon - Mamoru Oshii
Innocence - Mamoru Oshii
Exiled - Johnnie To (if you don't know that guy, believe me, RUN watch his movies!!)

and many many others  :)

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Post by: Indja on January 09, 2009, 02:51:32 PM
Brazil

YES.


Time Bandits.
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Post by: Mockery on January 09, 2009, 04:39:52 PM
Brazil

Time Bandits.
NO!

Go with Labyrinth or the Dark Crystal instead.
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Post by: Andy Pants on January 10, 2009, 01:15:27 AM
Brazil

YES.


Time Bandits.

EVERY TERRY GILLIAM FILM EVER!

Even Tideland.
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Post by: R3MA1N on January 10, 2009, 02:47:25 AM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)
Angel-A (Luc Besson)
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville)
The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike)
Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
3 Women (Robert Altman)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 10, 2009, 02:55:00 AM
I loved Tideland
.....
Freaks
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Post by: Indja on January 10, 2009, 06:29:58 AM
I loved Tideland
.....
Freaks

CAN A GROWN WOMAN EVER TRULY LOVE A MIDGET??
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Post by: mitrepeak on January 10, 2009, 06:56:31 AM
The Fountain. I cried the first time I saw it, and still cry now! Ha.

The score is done by Clint Mansell, and even if you are not a fan of the film, I'd be surprised if you didn't think the soundtrack was epic and beautiful. My favourite of all time.

Whenever I watch the film I sort of feel like I am dreaming and not really with it. I like that. It's the most beautiful film I have ever seen (and not just because I am in lust with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz).
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Post by: malcontent on January 10, 2009, 07:00:22 AM
Clint mansell is bvrilliant. as well as Daniel Licht and Greame Revell.
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Post by: mitrepeak on January 10, 2009, 07:10:37 AM
Clint mansell is bvrilliant. as well as Daniel Licht and Greame Revell.

Definitely! I haven't heard of those other two people though? Can you tell me some of what they've done? Well known stuff, or not.. ?
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Post by: malcontent on January 10, 2009, 07:29:05 AM
Daniel Licht does the soundtrack for Season one of Dexter and I'm assuming all other seasons as well although I am not sure. Greame Revell did The Craft and Sin City. I just learned he did Suicide Kings because I just watched it again a few nights ago. I can't think of anymore of the top of my head.... lame I know but I KNOW he is a genius.
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Post by: Mockery on January 10, 2009, 02:14:59 PM
Don't forget:
(http://seriousnerd.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/copy-of-superman-movie-poster.jpg)

Mr. Reeves will always be Superman.
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Post by: CeeGBee on January 10, 2009, 02:48:41 PM
Hmmm....  I dunno if this really counts as a "movie I've seen", since I've never actually
seen it, cuz it's not out yet, but...

Okay, my brother got The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor for Christmas, and he
loaned it to me, and having nothing else goin' on Saturday morning, I put it in the DVD
player...  but first, previevs and other description of upcoming features...
...hmmm, prequel to the previous Mummy movie (the one with The Rock in it...)  thanks, no.

...And what's this?  A stop-motion animated bit in 3-D?  How intriguing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/oSBoBnYpBVY
http://www.youtube.com/v/ibl1iKiiwjo/

Oh, and I think one or two people here may have read the book....
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Post by: malcontent on January 10, 2009, 03:07:54 PM
Well that does sound good.... and in the spirit of further "derailment" I give you.... 9

http://www.youtube.com/v/JIpZxBczWUg&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: CeeGBee on January 10, 2009, 03:33:28 PM
oooooooooooo......   intriguing...

[Hmmm, is there an Upcoming Movies thread?]
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Post by: malcontent on January 10, 2009, 03:48:16 PM
I don;t think so but I thought of checking it out and starting one.... how about you go ahead and do that for me? :D
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Post by: Astica on January 10, 2009, 11:39:40 PM
Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind. Has pantyshots. I mean, a really great point. (No really, it has both.)
I have never known of anyone else who has seen this movie.

Awesome.

Two Hands is an incredible Australian film and everyone should watch it. Its about a guy who gets involved with some dodgy people he believes responsible for his brothers disappearance. Its quite intense but has a great sense of humour to it. Some amazing dialogue and shots.
Two Hands Love.
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Post by: hateandjealousy on January 12, 2009, 06:21:39 AM
just in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, Fight Club is a great movie.
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Post by: Molotovna on January 12, 2009, 12:39:29 PM
Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind. Has pantyshots. I mean, a really great point. (No really, it has both.)
I have never known of anyone else who has seen this movie.

Awesome.

I watched it involuntarily whilst visiting a video store last night with friends, since the store was having a huge moving sale and we were there for a very long time. I'm no fan of anime, and the movie didn't change my mind.
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Post by: Cirque on January 12, 2009, 02:56:14 PM
But I'm a cheerleader
 
          &

Smiley Face
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Post by: Haushinka on January 12, 2009, 03:50:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/MV4cgs-bPic&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: HornyHeather on January 12, 2009, 04:24:13 PM
PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL

Its an independent film by Cheri Lovedog. Based on a true story. About a woman (gina gershon) who wants to be a rockstar, and all kinds of crap happens to her band and in the end she realises shes happy being a musician instead.
Really nice sentiment - it inspires me greatly.

Great sound track and gina gershon does her own singing - which is nice as she has a wicked punk voice!

HH
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on January 12, 2009, 04:29:30 PM
PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL

Its an independent film by Cheri Lovedog. Based on a true story. About a woman (gina gershon) who wants to be a rockstar, and all kinds of crap happens to her band and in the end she realises shes happy being a musician instead.
Really nice sentiment - it inspires me greatly.

Great sound track and gina gershon does her own singing - which is nice as she has a wicked punk voice!

HH
I just saw this at Borders the other day and bought it I just haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
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Post by: HornyHeather on January 12, 2009, 04:47:55 PM
PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL

Its an independent film by Cheri Lovedog. Based on a true story. About a woman (gina gershon) who wants to be a rockstar, and all kinds of crap happens to her band and in the end she realises shes happy being a musician instead.
Really nice sentiment - it inspires me greatly.

Great sound track and gina gershon does her own singing - which is nice as she has a wicked punk voice!

HH

Its GREAT - a big roller coaster of sex, fun, upset, depression and rock and roll! Let me know what you think of it!
I just saw this at Borders the other day and bought it I just haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 12, 2009, 04:50:58 PM
But I'm a cheerleader

Fuck yeah!
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 12, 2009, 05:38:30 PM
Breaking glass
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on January 12, 2009, 05:44:10 PM
Today today today I watched 'He Was A Quiet Man' and I liked it. Also I like 'The Game' because it's weird and confusing.

(I'd post really awesome descriptive things but I am lazy.)
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Post by: Molotovna on January 12, 2009, 11:51:53 PM
Finally watched Haute Tension. It was creepy and fun.
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Post by: clac on January 13, 2009, 05:32:16 AM
Finally watched Haute Tension. It was creepy and fun.

oh god, after watching this movie, i went to bed, and when i closed my eyes, i saw blooooooooooooooooood everywhere  :uglystupid2:
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Post by: Astica on January 13, 2009, 06:53:37 AM
PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL

Its an independent film by Cheri Lovedog. Based on a true story. About a woman (gina gershon) who wants to be a rockstar, and all kinds of crap happens to her band and in the end she realises shes happy being a musician instead.
Really nice sentiment - it inspires me greatly.

Great sound track and gina gershon does her own singing - which is nice as she has a wicked punk voice!

HH
:o I saw this film ages ago, I somehow didnt realize it was based on a true story.

Awesome.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 13, 2009, 07:20:53 AM
Breaking Glass did the same story, waaay back in the 80s so if you liked Prey for Rock and Roll.... watch breaking Glass
it also has some fantastic songs.
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Post by: Hannah672 on January 13, 2009, 07:38:50 AM
But I'm a cheerleader

Fuck yeah!

such a great film, i should really buy it!

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Post by: malcontent on January 14, 2009, 10:26:05 AM
Where the fuck would I find these movies?!?!

It reminds me of Hard Core Logo a mocumentary about a Canadian punk band. Very good.
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Post by: Cirque on January 17, 2009, 02:11:42 PM
But I'm a cheerleader

Fuck yeah!

such a great film, i should really buy it!



I've been searching but to no avail, I should really just get it off ebay.

"We can't teach you to be a lesbian, you just have to be yourself"
*Hands her mug saying 'BEER' on the side*  ;D
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Post by: Jay_138 on January 17, 2009, 05:10:53 PM
Brain Doners
Velvet Goldmine
Hedwing and the Angry Inch
Still Crazy

i suggest everybody watch those movies...brain doners might be hard to find last i checked it is out of print, it was made by the zucker brothers in 1991 and it is a moder adaption of the marx brothers, it is a very funny and very well done movie, i was lucky to buy a vhs of it when circus video closed.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 18, 2009, 10:22:41 AM
Holy cow, Moulin Rouge!. Now that's my kinda movie. I'm officially forcing all of my friends to watch it.
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Post by: Indja on January 18, 2009, 04:02:11 PM
Holy cow, Moulin Rouge!. Now that's my kinda movie. I'm officially forcing all of my friends to watch it.

LOVE IT. I watch it in times of illness or emotional fraility. It's comfort food, but a movie - it's like mash potato in film form!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 18, 2009, 04:57:10 PM
Holy cow, Moulin Rouge!. Now that's my kinda movie. I'm officially forcing all of my friends to watch it.

LOVE IT. I watch it in times of illness or emotional fraility. It's comfort food, but a movie - it's like mash potato in film form!

I totally agree! I was rather down when I put it in, but it pretty much cheered me up!
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Post by: Mockery on January 19, 2009, 09:18:02 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2968978540_b3a8f207bc.jpg?v=0)
Slumgdog Millionare-One of the best movies in decades!!
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 20, 2009, 01:51:15 AM
Brain Doners
Velvet Goldmine
Hedwing and the Angry Inch
Still Crazy

i suggest everybody watch those movies...brain doners might be hard to find last i checked it is out of print, it was made by the zucker brothers in 1991 and it is a moder adaption of the marx brothers, it is a very funny and very well done movie, i was lucky to buy a vhs of it when circus video closed.
one of the best movies ever!!!
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Post by: Domestibot on January 20, 2009, 02:06:08 AM
Said before, and will be said again.  The Chumscrubber.  Watch it.  Seriously. 
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Post by: Jay_138 on January 20, 2009, 02:01:34 PM
Brain Doners
Velvet Goldmine
Hedwing and the Angry Inch
Still Crazy

i suggest everybody watch those movies...brain doners might be hard to find last i checked it is out of print, it was made by the zucker brothers in 1991 and it is a moder adaption of the marx brothers, it is a very funny and very well done movie, i was lucky to buy a vhs of it when circus video closed.
one of the best movies ever!!!

hell yes!!!!! too bad i cant find it on a dvd anywhere and have to watch it on a vhs that has seen better days. im still on a hunt for the friggin soundtrack because it was damn good!! but yea, velvet goldmine was a fantastic movie start to finish, if you like that definately check out hedwig and the angry inch, you will love it!
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 10:55:18 AM
Oldboy
Fight Club
A Tale of Two Sisters
Audition
Pan's Labyrinth
In Bruge
The Prestige
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Post by: clac on January 21, 2009, 11:35:09 AM
Oldboy
Fight Club
A Tale of Two Sisters
Audition
Pan's Labyrinth
In Bruge
The Prestige

i love you  O0
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 01:08:36 PM
 :-\ Thank you...
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Post by: Hush on January 21, 2009, 05:04:52 PM
I think more people should see Home Room (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264689/), because it's a great movie and it made me cry.
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 05:18:26 PM
That looks really good...
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Post by: Mockery on January 21, 2009, 05:51:38 PM
Oldboy
Fight Club
A Tale of Two Sisters
Audition
Pan's Labyrinth
In Bruge
The Prestige
Del Toro is a god among men!
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 05:52:59 PM
He's not infallible though. Hellboy 2 was shit, and the Orphanage was a disappointment too.
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Post by: Mockery on January 21, 2009, 05:59:54 PM
He's not infallible though. Hellboy 2 was shit, and the Orphanage was a disappointment too.
Hellboy 2 was not shit! It was better than the first one.
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 10:42:30 PM
That's not saying much...
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Post by: NastyEgo on January 22, 2009, 07:45:08 AM
Said before, and will be said again.  The Chumscrubber.  Watch it.  Seriously. 
Nothing special, but Crystal... :D :D :D
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Post by: Andy Pants on January 22, 2009, 08:20:33 AM
The Wrestler. It's a beautiful understated film.
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Post by: Jay_138 on January 22, 2009, 02:00:21 PM
i saw the wrestler a few days ago, and it was extremely touching, i actually cried during a few parts in it...

SPOILER:








When he looked up towards the curtain and Cassidy wasn't there, my eyes began to water. It was so sad. Ram just gave a slight smile as if to say "I knew it". As though the last remaining person in the real world who could possibly give a damn about him had deserted him, thus proving himself right that nobody in the real world cared about him or loved him. Had he saw Cassidy's face right there, I feel maybe he would've climbed down from the turnbuckle and perhaps attempted some kind of normal life with her. Wrestling obviously was a placebo to hide the the pain and fill the gaps created by his failings in real life.
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Post by: Molotovna on January 24, 2009, 12:29:14 AM
I saw The Reader earlier tonight. It was spectacular. I cried my eyes out in all the right places.
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Post by: Johnny on January 24, 2009, 01:19:44 AM
I liked Revolutionary Road.
Especially the ending.
=]
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 24, 2009, 01:57:53 AM
Brain Doners
Velvet Goldmine
Hedwing and the Angry Inch
Still Crazy

i suggest everybody watch those movies...brain doners might be hard to find last i checked it is out of print, it was made by the zucker brothers in 1991 and it is a moder adaption of the marx brothers, it is a very funny and very well done movie, i was lucky to buy a vhs of it when circus video closed.
one of the best movies ever!!!

hell yes!!!!! too bad i cant find it on a dvd anywhere and have to watch it on a vhs that has seen better days. im still on a hunt for the friggin soundtrack because it was damn good!! but yea, velvet goldmine was a fantastic movie start to finish, if you like that definately check out hedwig and the angry inch, you will love it!

i wish that i could find a dvd of it too :(

but i DO have the soundtrack and i LOVE IT
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 24, 2009, 01:58:26 AM
That's not saying much...
If you do not like the Hellboy comics, you would not like the films..... the pace, mythology and humour are all extremely similar......... have not seen the Orphanage yet but I will soon.......
anyone seen "the Bad Seed"  ........50,s or early 60's film about a psycho child
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Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 01:59:56 AM
The Orphanage is like a Tale of Two Sisters but less good.
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Post by: NastyEgo on January 24, 2009, 09:54:20 AM
Howard Stern's Private Parts. A great movie. Something really worth watching. And it's really weird, because although it's a true story it's also a comedy.
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Post by: hateandjealousy on January 24, 2009, 01:43:37 PM
Control, is one of the best movies I have ever seen, if you like bio-pics see it. it is the story of Ian Curtis (the lead singer for Joy Division) and it does such a good job of capturing how amazing he was, and how seriously screwed up he was. and the acting is amazing. for any one who doesn't know it ends badly.
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 01:44:04 PM
Control, is one of the best movies I have ever seen, if you like bio-pics see it. it is the story of Ian Curtis (the lead singer for Joy Division) and it does such a good job of capturing how amazing he was, and how seriously screwed up he was. and the acting is amazing. for any one who doesn't know it ends badly.

Aw, haven't seen it yet - will do though, eventually!
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Post by: Golly Mina! on January 28, 2009, 03:57:48 AM
Gattaca, The Truman Show, Pan's Labyrinth - I've seen them all recently and I've fallen in love
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Post by: Molotovna on January 28, 2009, 12:30:05 PM
Naomi Watts is hands down my favorite indie actress. 

I cannot comprehend this sentence.
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Post by: lumdam on January 28, 2009, 01:21:29 PM
Naomi Watts is hands down my favorite indie actress. 

I cannot comprehend this sentence.

I also not. BUt Mulholland Drive is still an amazing movie.
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Post by: CeeGBee on January 28, 2009, 01:27:21 PM
Naomi Watts is hands down my favorite indie actress. 

I cannot comprehend this sentence.

I also not. BUt Mulholland Drive is still an amazing movie.
She does alot of "independent films", major ones too, I know, but
she happened to be in Mulholland Dr., that's simply my connection...
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BODI0MTE2MDYwNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwOTcyNTk2._V1._SX450_SY299_.jpg)
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 01:27:50 PM
I really like the Silent Hill film....I know a lot of people hated it, but it's one of my favourite horror movies...
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 28, 2009, 04:56:04 PM
I really like the Silent Hill film....I know a lot of people hated it, but it's one of my favourite horror movies...

i didnt mind it...i thought it was kinda funny, but i havent played the game yet which i do wanna do...so who knows
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 04:56:47 PM
Funny? It's a terrifying, bleak depiction of perjury!
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 28, 2009, 05:34:16 PM
Anything by Kryzstof Keislowski is amazing. I suggest the three colors series and The Decalogue. Absolutely incredible.

Also, some that I've really liked are The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Saddest Music in the World, Requiem for a Dream, Quills, Into the Wild (read the book first)....ok this list could go on forever because I watch lots of movies. All of those are some really good films though, in a nerdy filmmaker sense as well as the fact that they are just all around enjoyable.
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Post by: Mockery on January 28, 2009, 08:52:17 PM
That's not saying much...
blasphemy!
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 09:27:42 PM
.....I said that a week ago....
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Post by: Molotovna on January 28, 2009, 10:20:01 PM
Anything by Kryzstof Keislowski is amazing. I suggest the three colors series and The Decalogue. Absolutely incredible.

Funny you should mention him; we're watching several of his films in my Polish and Yugoslavian Auteur cinema class.
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Post by: NastyEgo on January 29, 2009, 04:49:39 AM
Anything by Kryzstof Keislowski is amazing. I suggest the three colors series and The Decalogue. Absolutely incredible.
I've heard that Double Life of Veronique (or La Double vie de Véronique) is quite good.
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 29, 2009, 04:51:21 PM
Anything by Kryzstof Keislowski is amazing. I suggest the three colors series and The Decalogue. Absolutely incredible.
I've heard that Double Life of Veronique (or La Double vie de Véronique) is quite good.

I have yet to see that. I shall check it out! =]
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 29, 2009, 07:16:43 PM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 29, 2009, 07:22:59 PM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?

I haven't seen the director's cut, but I'm sure it's just as good. Considering the director is the one who envisions the film, they usually do a good job editing their work. And Darren Aronofsky (director) is a trustable man...I say go for it. Tell me how it is!
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 29, 2009, 08:08:00 PM
Let The Right One In.

#@!
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 29, 2009, 08:17:14 PM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?

I haven't seen the director's cut, but I'm sure it's just as good. Considering the director is the one who envisions the film, they usually do a good job editing their work. And Darren Aronofsky (director) is a trustable man...I say go for it. Tell me how it is!

i think thats the only version of it i've seen (but dont quote me on that b/c i  could be totally wrong!!) so i'd say GO FOR IT!!! i love that movie
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Post by: demonscars on January 29, 2009, 11:48:26 PM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?

There are 2 versions:  The "Directors Cut" which is unrated and an R rated version.  There isn't much difference, just some nudity missing in the R rated version.  You can watch it for free (legally too) at http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361 (http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361).  I believe that's the R rated version.
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 29, 2009, 11:52:04 PM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?

There are 2 versions:  The "Directors Cut" which is unrated and an R rated version.  There isn't much difference, just some nudity missing in the R rated version.  You can watch it for free (legally too) at http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361 (http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361).  I believe that's the R rated version.

just to make sure i understand you, you are saying that the only real difference between the director's cut and the theatrical release is the rating and a bit of extra nudity? no plot differences or anything? thanks for the link, by the way, will definitely check it out.
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Post by: demonscars on January 30, 2009, 05:54:21 PM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?

There are 2 versions:  The "Directors Cut" which is unrated and an R rated version.  There isn't much difference, just some nudity missing in the R rated version.  You can watch it for free (legally too) at http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361 (http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361).  I believe that's the R rated version.

just to make sure i understand you, you are saying that the only real difference between the director's cut and the theatrical release is the rating and a bit of extra nudity? no plot differences or anything? thanks for the link, by the way, will definitely check it out.

Yep, they just cut down a sex scene to get an R rating.  No plot differences or anything major.
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 31, 2009, 01:17:22 AM
question for you movie-watching folk:

i would very much like to watch requiem for a dream, but right now the only edition i have cheap & immediate access to is the director's cut. should i watch that, or wait until i can get my hands on the regular edition?

There are 2 versions:  The "Directors Cut" which is unrated and an R rated version.  There isn't much difference, just some nudity missing in the R rated version.  You can watch it for free (legally too) at http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361 (http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi4164878361).  I believe that's the R rated version.

just to make sure i understand you, you are saying that the only real difference between the director's cut and the theatrical release is the rating and a bit of extra nudity? no plot differences or anything? thanks for the link, by the way, will definitely check it out.

Yep, they just cut down a sex scene to get an R rating.  No plot differences or anything major.

cool. i just picked up the director's cut today for three bucks, and i hope to watch it this sunday. i'll definitely post back with my thoughts. thanks again for the help.
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Post by: Alyss on January 31, 2009, 01:26:05 AM
Sweeny Todd. Watched that again earlier, and it is every bit as fantastic as I remember it.
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Post by: Jay_138 on January 31, 2009, 03:08:55 AM
back to school starring Rodney Dangerfield...i watched it earlier and i forgot how good this movie was, it really was one of Rodney's best films.
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Post by: bexin_fairy on February 01, 2009, 01:42:50 AM
Scarface. I am so in love with this film. It's one of those films I've seen a hundred times and has a special place in my heart  :love5:

Speaking of Al Pacino, Serpico is also incredibly good.
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Post by: Chay on February 01, 2009, 03:28:55 PM
man alice, sweeney todd is the best movie eva. i watch it over and over and over again and never get sick of it.
one that i totally recommend though it Prayers for Bobby. yes, it is a lifetime movie, BUT it's really super good.
i also recommend Burn After Reading. funniest shit ever!!!!
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Post by: Alyss on February 01, 2009, 05:17:41 PM
Burn After Reading was pretty good. Bit kind of...frivolous for me though. I prefer Fargo, by them.
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Post by: Mockery on February 02, 2009, 11:35:56 AM
Childern of Men. By far one the best movies ever. Its a great example of how hummanity becomes desperate.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Children_Of_Men_3.jpg)
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on February 04, 2009, 08:13:27 PM
Childern of Men. By far one the best movies ever. Its a great example of how hummanity becomes desperate.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Children_Of_Men_3.jpg)

I agree. I liked the comparison between humans and dogs.
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Post by: Mockery on February 04, 2009, 08:27:32 PM
Childern of Men. By far one the best movies ever. Its a great example of how hummanity becomes desperate.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Children_Of_Men_3.jpg)

I agree. I liked the comparison between humans and dogs.
Wow, I never looked at it that way. Interesting.  ^-^
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on February 05, 2009, 09:10:35 PM
Childern of Men. By far one the best movies ever. Its a great example of how hummanity becomes desperate.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Children_Of_Men_3.jpg)

I agree. I liked the comparison between humans and dogs.
Wow, I never looked at it that way. Interesting.  ^-^

Yeah, If you think about it, there are dogs in so many scenes...and in a bunch of the scenes people all around are dying...but you never see the dogs dying. And they are still able to reproduce. Because you never see the dogs fighting and shooting each other.  And we use the term "dog" in a very negative way, but in reality, we are the "dogs" because we definitely don't act very civil towards each other all the time.  That's what I got from it at least...humanity causes it's own demise. New life can't be expected when the current life is so brutal.
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Post by: Maxnot on February 07, 2009, 07:24:36 PM
Eternal Sunshine & The Spotless Mind, it's absolutely awesome.
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Post by: Molotovna on February 08, 2009, 12:47:42 AM
Just got home from the Detroit Film Theatre, where they played all of the Oscar nominated short films.

Here's the list:

ANIMATED
Lavatory - Love Story - dir. Konstantin Bronzit
Oktapodi - dir. Julien Bocabeille
Le Maison en Petits Cubes - dir. Kunio Kato
This Way Up - dirs. Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith
Skhizein - dir. Jérémy CLAPIN
Varmints - dir. Marc Craste
Gopher Broke - dir. Jeff Fowler
John and Karen - Matthew Walker
Presto - dir. Doug Sweetland
Hot Dog - dir. Bill Plympton

LIVE ACTION
Auf Der Strecke (On the Line) - dir. Reto Caffi
New Boy - dir. Steph Green
Spielzeugland (Toyland) - dir. Jochen Freydank
Grisen (The Pig) - dirs. Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh
Manon sur le Bitume (Manon on the Asphalt) - dirs. Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont


For short animated films, I would love to see Le Maison en Petits Cubes or Skhizein win; those two were by far the best, though John and Karen I found quirky and lovable. The first is a Japanese short that recounts the story of an old man that must keep building up his house to keep it from flooding, and in doing so recounts his life. I cried. The second is about a French man that is hit by a meteorite and something strange happens to him; he must acquaint himself with living exactly 91 centimeters away from himself. Doesn't make sense until you see it, I'm sure.

For short live action, my favorites were Spielzeugland and Manon sur le Bitume. The first was a German WWII story about two young boys who are friends, though one is Jewish. Heinrich, the non-Jewish boy, is told by his mother that his Jewish friend is going to go on a journey to Toyland soon, and Heinrich doesn't understand why he can't go with him. Also sad, but nice. The second is about a French lady that gets hit by a car and dies, then recounts what her friends and relatives will do after about her death. It was sad in a very chipper way.
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Post by: Ms on February 08, 2009, 07:00:49 AM
Childern of Men. By far one the best movies ever. Its a great example of how hummanity becomes desperate.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Children_Of_Men_3.jpg)

This is one of my favourite movies ever, underneath Pulp Fiction.
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Post by: Mockery on February 08, 2009, 02:16:09 PM
Eternal Sunshine & The Spotless Mind, it's absolutely awesome.
Both of those movies were totally great! Did you see Science of Sleep?

Childern of Men. By far one the best movies ever. Its a great example of how hummanity becomes desperate.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Children_Of_Men_3.jpg)

This is one of my favourite movies ever, underneath Pulp Fiction.
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Post by: My Two Innings on February 11, 2009, 02:20:21 PM
Local Hero
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Post by: Indja on February 11, 2009, 02:48:08 PM
MICHAEL

TRON

BIG

YES MATE!!!!
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Post by: hateandjealousy on February 12, 2009, 12:11:21 AM
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten. such a good movie, it does an amazing job of showing just how special a person he was.
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Post by: Indja on February 12, 2009, 04:54:04 PM
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten. such a good movie, it does an amazing job of showing just how special a person he was.

D'aw, not seen it yet.

I love Joe :(
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Post by: Cirque on February 14, 2009, 08:08:34 PM
Just watched The House Bunny, I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Domestibot on February 14, 2009, 08:18:45 PM
Just watched The House Bunny, I'd recommend it.

I second this.  Gotta love Anna Faris.  I loved her character in "Just Friends," with Ryan Reynolds as well. 
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Post by: Strange_Jane on February 14, 2009, 08:45:07 PM
not a big fan of House Bunnt....they showed all teh good parts in the comercials.

Movies I recommend...

Dogma

Walk The Line - if you like johnny cash.

Just Like Heaven- chick flick
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Post by: Cirque on February 14, 2009, 08:55:50 PM
Just watched The House Bunny, I'd recommend it.

I second this.  Gotta love Anna Faris.  I loved her character in "Just Friends," with Ryan Reynolds as well. 

Watch smiley face, now! It's on youtube do it!!!  :D
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Post by: hateandjealousy on February 15, 2009, 01:12:29 AM
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, it's is hysterical and I liked both Ray and Walk The Line a lot.
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Post by: Alyss on February 15, 2009, 04:47:49 AM
not a big fan of House Bunnt....they showed all teh good parts in the comercials.

Movies I recommend...

Dogma

Walk The Line - if you like johnny cash.

Just Like Heaven- chick flick
Walk the Line is pretty sweet. I'm not a Cash fan, but the acting and script were well done indeed.
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Post by: Strange_Jane on February 15, 2009, 12:51:55 PM
not a big fan of House Bunnt....they showed all teh good parts in the comercials.

Movies I recommend...

Dogma

Walk The Line - if you like johnny cash.

Just Like Heaven- chick flick
Walk the Line is pretty sweet. I'm not a Cash fan, but the acting and script were well done indeed.

I was pretty amazed with Reese Witherspoon and Jouquin Phionex (sp?)
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Post by: Alyss on February 15, 2009, 02:13:13 PM
Exactly. It was a shame that all the drama happened in is earlier life though, seeing as how his music got better and better over his life.
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Post by: clac on February 15, 2009, 02:17:38 PM
not a big fan of House Bunnt....they showed all teh good parts in the comercials.

Movies I recommend...

Dogma

Walk The Line - if you like johnny cash.

Just Like Heaven- chick flick
Walk the Line is pretty sweet. I'm not a Cash fan, but the acting and script were well done indeed.

I was pretty amazed with Reese Witherspoon and Jouquin Phionex (sp?)

Joaquin Phenix :p
but i'm not sure =)
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Post by: Mockery on February 15, 2009, 03:00:29 PM
not a big fan of House Bunnt....they showed all teh good parts in the comercials.

Movies I recommend...

Dogma

Walk The Line - if you like johnny cash.

Just Like Heaven- chick flick
Ah, how could i forget Dogma? That was really good.
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Post by: Strange_Jane on February 15, 2009, 08:55:00 PM
not a big fan of House Bunnt....they showed all teh good parts in the comercials.

Movies I recommend...

Dogma

Walk The Line - if you like johnny cash.

Just Like Heaven- chick flick
Ah, how could i forget Dogma? That was really good.

I was pretty excited that Alanis Morissette was god!
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Post by: Domestibot on February 15, 2009, 10:42:15 PM
(http://dryhumourwetcoast.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/pagemaster_1994.jpg)
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Post by: old news on February 15, 2009, 10:58:08 PM
"Look to the Books!"

...that was a wonderful film. If completely insane.
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Post by: Alyss on February 16, 2009, 05:28:53 AM
Aww, I loved that film when I was younger! "I wrote the book on sailin'. In Fact, I am the book on sailin'!"
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Post by: Jay_138 on February 16, 2009, 06:00:18 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/1989/posters/uhf_ver1.jpg)

Best.....Movie....EVER!!!
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Post by: Mockery on February 16, 2009, 06:19:43 PM
"Look to the Books!"

...that was a wonderful film. If completely insane.
Oh, that was a good film. I can't remember the last time I watched that.
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Post by: Alyss on February 16, 2009, 08:54:20 PM
I'm going to go and buy the dvd now...
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Post by: Johnny on February 17, 2009, 09:36:37 PM
<3 Memoirs of a Geisha.
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Post by: Alyss on February 18, 2009, 12:10:10 AM
I thought that film was a little shitty. It had a lot of promise, and looked really great, but the acting and script were kind of sucky. And why the hell didn't they do it in Japanese?
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Post by: Ryan James on February 18, 2009, 03:55:40 AM
Religulous.

awesome.

everyone needs to see this movie.
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Post by: Johnny on February 18, 2009, 11:08:07 PM
I thought that film was a little shitty. It had a lot of promise, and looked really great, but the acting and script were kind of sucky. And why the hell didn't they do it in Japanese?

the only acting part that i thought was sort of sucky was the very end...that kiss was a little....weird.

i think since the film was released to such a wide audience and made completely commercial the use of subtitles would distract and bother most people who saw it.


and it not being an action film like crouching tiger, the general public wouldn't put up with having to read the entire film.

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Post by: Edric. on February 18, 2009, 11:26:30 PM
<3 Memoirs of a Geisha.

I AGREE
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Post by: Alyss on February 19, 2009, 07:16:05 AM
I thought that film was a little shitty. It had a lot of promise, and looked really great, but the acting and script were kind of sucky. And why the hell didn't they do it in Japanese?

the only acting part that i thought was sort of sucky was the very end...that kiss was a little....weird.

i think since the film was released to such a wide audience and made completely commercial the use of subtitles would distract and bother most people who saw it.


and it not being an action film like crouching tiger, the general public wouldn't put up with having to read the entire film.


If you consider Crouching Tiger to be an action film, I daresay you missed the best parts of it.
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Post by: hateandjealousy on March 10, 2009, 11:01:53 PM
Sid and Nancy it's really good and very well done (if you noticed I like movies about dead punk rockers)
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 11, 2009, 01:09:44 AM
Sid and Nancy it's really good and very well done (if you noticed I like movies about dead punk rockers)
seconded
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Post by: Indja on March 11, 2009, 10:20:47 AM
(if you noticed I like movies about dead punk rockers)

Who doesn't?!
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Post by: Jay_138 on March 11, 2009, 12:38:17 PM
Sid and Nancy it's really good and very well done (if you noticed I like movies about dead punk rockers)

i like the movie too, but i see it more as a loose adaption of Sid and Nancy's story...as much as i love Gary Oldman he didnt really have Sids voice and sounded more like Neil from the young ones when he talked...and the guy who played johnny rotten in the movie was god awful too. plus some of the things in the movie they got wrong but that would be a big list of things...but if you look at it as a movie loosly based on sid and nancys story then its a good movie but its definately not an accurate one...i much pefer the documentaries that talk about sid and nancy like in the flith and fury.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 12, 2009, 11:30:55 AM
I just discovered the joys of the claymation short film Harvie Krumpet. I'd recommend it to all. It cheered me up on a really really bad day. 23(or so) minutes of bliss.
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Post by: Mockery on March 13, 2009, 11:32:54 AM
Religulous.

awesome.

everyone needs to see this movie.

What made it awesome?
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Post by: Ryan James on March 13, 2009, 03:03:03 PM
Religulous.

awesome.

everyone needs to see this movie.

What made it awesome?

Well, if we're being honest - it is a bit preaching to the choir, to use an ironic phrase. But more than anything it's a call to action for agnostics and atheists around to world to be more vocal about their opinions. It's shot in documentary-style and it's essentially a series of interviews between Bill Maher and people who consider themselves very religious. Interesting, hilarious, entertaining, and an important message I think. It builds a pretty strong case.
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Post by: hateandjealousy on March 13, 2009, 03:10:25 PM
I loved that movie it was really well done.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 13, 2009, 04:42:34 PM
Finally got around to watching Prey for Rock and Roll.

It was pretty damn good. Especially if you like Gina Gershon. Which I do....
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Post by: NastyEgo on March 13, 2009, 05:32:40 PM
Louder Than Bombs
It's a Polish film that can only be bought in the US.:(
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 13, 2009, 06:28:53 PM
Religulous.

awesome.

everyone needs to see this movie.

What made it awesome?

Well, if we're being honest - it is a bit preaching to the choir, to use an ironic phrase. But more than anything it's a call to action for agnostics and atheists around to world to be more vocal about their opinions. It's shot in documentary-style and it's essentially a series of interviews between Bill Maher and people who consider themselves very religious. Interesting, hilarious, entertaining, and an important message I think. It builds a pretty strong case.
If I don't want the churchy-types spreading their views all over my space,
why would I want to hear from the anti-churchy-types?
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Post by: Indja on March 13, 2009, 06:42:31 PM
Religulous.

awesome.

everyone needs to see this movie.

What made it awesome?

Well, if we're being honest - it is a bit preaching to the choir, to use an ironic phrase. But more than anything it's a call to action for agnostics and atheists around to world to be more vocal about their opinions. It's shot in documentary-style and it's essentially a series of interviews between Bill Maher and people who consider themselves very religious. Interesting, hilarious, entertaining, and an important message I think. It builds a pretty strong case.
If I don't want the churchy-types spreading their views all over my space,
why would I want to hear from the anti-churchy-types?

Aw, c'mon, Cee! I'm a churchy-type - or a Meeting House-y type, at any road - can I spread my views on your space? ...and let's move swiftly past the accidental innuendo there.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 30, 2009, 09:47:22 PM
Iron-Jawed Angels.

Oh my God.

Goosebumps to the extreme.
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Post by: demonscars on March 30, 2009, 10:08:30 PM
Finally got around to watching Prey for Rock and Roll.

It was pretty damn good. Especially if you like Gina Gershon. Which I do....

This is, no joke, one of my favorite movies of all time.  I even have the dvd of the show she did where she had to tour to promote the movie and the soundtrack to the original play.  If anyone hasn't seen this movie I recommend it highly.

And to contribute something to the thread: "Poultrygeist: Night of The Chicken Dead" and especially the documentary about it "Poultry In Motion".  It might be the best documentary about the making of a movie ever that isn't "Hearts of Darkness" or "Lost In La Mancha".
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Post by: Molotovna on March 30, 2009, 11:11:07 PM
Oscar, with Sylvester Stalone and Marissa Tomei, among others. It's so funny. I wish there were a stage adaptation of it, because I would absolutely love to be in the play.
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 31, 2009, 02:00:20 AM
Iron-Jawed Angels.

Oh my God.

Goosebumps to the extreme.
Filmed (at least partly) here in my town....


Oscar, with Sylvester Stalone and Marissa Tomei, among others. It's so funny. I wish there were a stage adaptation of it, because I would absolutely love to be in the play.
...and Tim Curry as "Doctor Poole", Chazz Palminteri, and others....

Actually, looking at the way it's put together, I suspect it was a stage play first. 

Definitely an under-appreciated film...
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Post by: Molotovna on March 31, 2009, 10:30:57 AM
Oscar, with Sylvester Stalone and Marissa Tomei, among others. It's so funny. I wish there were a stage adaptation of it, because I would absolutely love to be in the play.
...and Tim Curry as "Doctor Poole", Chazz Palminteri, and others....

Actually, looking at the way it's put together, I suspect it was a stage play first. 

Definitely an under-appreciated film...

It definitely seems like it, doesn't it? But I've yet to find the script for it.  >:(
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 31, 2009, 11:07:36 AM
Oscar, with Sylvester Stalone and Marissa Tomei, among others. It's so funny. I wish there were a stage adaptation of it, because I would absolutely love to be in the play.
...and Tim Curry as "Doctor Poole", Chazz Palminteri, and others....

Actually, looking at the way it's put together, I suspect it was a stage play first. 

Definitely an under-appreciated film...

It definitely seems like it, doesn't it? But I've yet to find the script for it.  >:(
Well, if it helps at all in your search, the play's in French, and the original author (who also
helped adapt it for the screen) is Claude Magnier.


...and if (hypothetically, of course) it had been made into French-language film in, say, 1967...
It might look something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/8d0i9Eg96ws&feature=related
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Post by: clac on March 31, 2009, 11:41:27 AM
De Funes was one of our greatest actors :)
a kind of Jim Carrey I would say  ;D
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Post by: Jay_138 on March 31, 2009, 04:48:44 PM
Willard...what isnt there to love about Crispin Glover???? plus the music video he does for the song "Ben" is amazing!
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Post by: clac on March 31, 2009, 05:09:18 PM
Willard...what isnt there to love about Crispin Glover???? plus the music video he does for the song "Ben" is amazing!

Crispin Glover? George McFly in "back to the future"? (and the bad guy in Charlie's Angels? :P)
i looove that man ;D
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 31, 2009, 07:01:52 PM
Willard...what isnt there to love about Crispin Glover???? plus the music video he does for the song "Ben" is amazing!

Crispin Glover? George McFly in "back to the future"? (and the bad guy in Charlie's Angels? :P)
i looove that man ;D
Also Grendel in the recent (and disappointing, imho) Beowulf.  I'm quite a fan of Neil Gaiman, who
helped write the adaptation of the original story, but I found the visual presentation distracting.
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Post by: Indja on April 01, 2009, 06:41:54 AM
Flight of the Navigator!! o.O
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Post by: Alyss on April 02, 2009, 08:51:31 PM
I really want to see Mulholland Drive.
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Post by: Molotovna on April 03, 2009, 12:31:30 PM
On the Waterfront.
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Post by: stellifera on April 03, 2009, 03:37:58 PM
Adam's Aebler (Adam's Apples), it made me laugh and stupefied at the same time and it was still a great film the second time.

and Festen, ofcourse, but that one's more widely known.
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Post by: yosmark on April 04, 2009, 12:35:45 PM
Adam's Aebler (Adam's Apples), it made me laugh and stupefied at the same time and it was still a great film the second time.

and Festen, ofcourse, but that one's more widely known.

Adam's Apples is a fucking great movie!!!!!
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Post by: such a classic girl on April 04, 2009, 07:12:03 PM
i FINALLY saw amélie!
what an adorably quirky movie. i loved it.
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Post by: Alyss on April 04, 2009, 11:40:59 PM
That movie makes me very happy :)
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Post by: marie_x on April 05, 2009, 02:54:11 AM
the breakfast club
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Post by: Molotovna on April 05, 2009, 09:52:32 AM
Snatch.
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Post by: Pelle on April 05, 2009, 10:25:16 AM
Adam's Aebler (Adam's Apples), it made me laugh and stupefied at the same time and it was still a great film the second time.

and Festen, ofcourse, but that one's more widely known.

Adam's Apples is a fucking great movie!!!!!

Oh god that movie is wonderful.
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Post by: Alyss on April 05, 2009, 12:30:56 PM
Snatch.
Hell yes.
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Post by: Molotovna on April 08, 2009, 10:20:22 AM
Snatch.
Hell yes.

"In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary, come again?"

 ;D ;D
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 08, 2009, 12:52:50 PM
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I loved it.
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Post by: Alyss on April 08, 2009, 05:50:10 PM
Snatch.
Hell yes.

"In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary, come again?"

 ;D ;D
"Oh there's nothing wrong with this caravan, Tommy. It's tip top. I just don't like the colour."
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Post by: Molotovna on April 08, 2009, 06:46:19 PM

"Oh there's nothing wrong with this caravan, Tommy. It's tip top. I just don't like the colour."

Such a good flick!
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 16, 2009, 10:31:34 PM
Sunshine Cleaning. Not the full-on laff riot that the previews make it look like (at all) - but still well worth full-price.

#@!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 16, 2009, 10:39:05 PM
This Is Spinal Tap. Way funnier than i expected.
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 17, 2009, 12:45:48 AM
This Is Spinal Tap. Way funnier than i expected.
"We could have an amp that goes up to 11."
"Or... you could just make 10 louder."
"But if we make it go up to 11 it would be louder"
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Post by: Zephyr on April 17, 2009, 04:55:38 AM
Adam's Aebler (Adam's Apples), it made me laugh and stupefied at the same time and it was still a great film the second time.

and Festen, ofcourse, but that one's more widely known.

Adam's Apples is a fucking great movie!!!!!

Does it have anything to do with the play with the same name? I wanted to go see that play but it's right in the middle of exams so I can't.
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Post by: betterfuture on April 17, 2009, 04:58:39 AM
Harold and Maude and City of Lost Children
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Post by: Molotovna on April 17, 2009, 10:53:47 AM
When Father Was Away On Business, Time of the Gypsies and Underground by Yugoslavian/Serbian director Emir Kusturica. Also, Dzien swira, or Day of the Wacko by Polish director Marek Koterski.
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Post by: Cirque on April 17, 2009, 05:23:06 PM
(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr259/ashlove7/foxfire.jpg)
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Post by: hateandjealousy on April 17, 2009, 05:56:43 PM

"Oh there's nothing wrong with this caravan, Tommy. It's tip top. I just don't like the colour."

Such a good flick!
"I fuckin' hate pickeys"
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Post by: Alyss on April 17, 2009, 10:07:29 PM

"Oh there's nothing wrong with this caravan, Tommy. It's tip top. I just don't like the colour."

Such a good flick!
"I fuckin' hate pickeys"
"Why do they call him Boris the Bulletdodger?"
"Cos he dodges bullets!"
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 18, 2009, 07:57:00 AM
'In The Loop'.

http://www.londonnet.co.uk/films/intheloop.html (http://www.londonnet.co.uk/films/intheloop.html)

Released in selected UK cinemas yesterday. VERY VERY funny. Go see it and it might get a wider release.
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 18, 2009, 01:09:22 PM
(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr259/ashlove7/foxfire.jpg)

you don't get to see Jenny Lewis' boobs. two thumbs down.

#@!
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Post by: CeeGBee on April 21, 2009, 12:29:24 AM
Has anyone else seen The Great Dictator?  (starring, written and directed by Charles Chaplin...)


Everyone should watch the movie, but if you're not going to, watch this clip instead.
(If you are gonna watch the movie, skip the clip, it'd be like a spoiler...)
http://www.youtube.com/v/QcvjoWOwnn4
This is the big finale, but the whole movie's great.... 
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 21, 2009, 07:19:51 AM
Has anyone else seen The Great Dictator?  (starring, written and directed by Charles Chaplin...)


Everyone should watch the movie, but if you're not going to, watch this clip instead.
(If you are gonna watch the movie, skip the clip, it'd be like a spoiler...)
http://www.youtube.com/v/QcvjoWOwnn4
This is the big finale, but the whole movie's great.... 

I haven't gotten to this one yet, but I do love me some Chaplin. The Immigrant is my favorite so far, I think.
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Post by: Alyss on April 21, 2009, 08:49:52 AM
Modern Times, here.
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 24, 2009, 01:31:42 AM
Knowing. Hope to see it again while it's still in theaters.  :)

#@!
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Post by: Mockery on April 24, 2009, 01:37:38 AM
Knowing. Hope to see it again while it's still in theaters.  :)

#@!

..........

Please don't make me push you down the stairs.
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Post by: Molotovna on April 24, 2009, 10:14:18 AM
Monsters vs. Aliens!
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Post by: Devery on April 26, 2009, 02:06:40 PM
Sunshine Cleaning. Not the full-on laff riot that the previews make it look like (at all) - but still well worth full-price.

#@!

I just saw this yesterday, at matinee price, 'though I would gladly have paid full-price to see Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Chloe from "24".  The story was good, the dialogue was excellent and all of them do good close-ups.


My recommendation for the day is "Happy Go-Lucky", starring Sally Hawkins from 'Fingersmith' who earlier this year won a well-deserved Golden Globe for this role (sadly, no Oscar nomination).  It's now on DVD - rent it, buy it, borrow it, steal it...........

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Post by: Ryan James on April 26, 2009, 07:32:29 PM
Has anyone mentioned Hedwig and the Angry Inch in this thread? have I? I don't remember - but if you haven't seen that movie you seriously NEED to.
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Post by: Molotovna on April 27, 2009, 07:13:39 PM
Conspiracy
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Post by: Mockery on April 28, 2009, 08:52:52 PM
Monsters vs. Aliens!

I really want to see that! Was it good?
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Post by: Molotovna on April 28, 2009, 11:18:50 PM
Monsters vs. Aliens!

I really want to see that! Was it good?

Yes, it was adorable! Each monster in was sort of created based of the classic monsters from the monster movies. B.O.B. is like the Blob, Dr. Cockroach is like the Fly, Link is like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Insecto is like Mothra, and Susan/Gigantica was like the 50 Foot Woman. It was a very cute movie.
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Post by: Mockery on May 04, 2009, 08:48:52 PM
Monsters vs. Aliens!

I really want to see that! Was it good?

Yes, it was adorable! Each monster in was sort of created based of the classic monsters from the monster movies. B.O.B. is like the Blob, Dr. Cockroach is like the Fly, Link is like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Insecto is like Mothra, and Susan/Gigantica was like the 50 Foot Woman. It was a very cute movie.

Me and my friend are waiting for it to be at the Dollar Theater.
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Post by: Molotovna on May 04, 2009, 09:00:03 PM
Wristcutters
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Post by: such a classic girl on May 04, 2009, 09:43:43 PM
Wristcutters

x 1,000

seriously, tom waits and eugene hutz? how can you go wrong.
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Post by: Molotovna on May 05, 2009, 01:59:55 PM
Wristcutters

x 1,000

seriously, tom waits and eugene hutz? how can you go wrong.

Indeedly do! Although, Eugene isn't really in the movie, the character is just based off of him.


Oh, Tom Waits.  :love5:
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Post by: PinkOnBlack on May 05, 2009, 03:52:37 PM
Adaptation.
It's a really beautiful, deep film.
It blew me away the first time I saw it, and I still watch it often.
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Post by: NastyEgo on May 06, 2009, 03:53:14 PM
Night Watch and Day Watch - just great movies from Russia. In fact I've seen four movies by this director (Timur Bekmabetov) and none of those disappointed me (remaining two movies are Wanted with Angelina Jolie, and Ironia Sudby 2 or Irony Of Faith 2). Fascinating that in all of his movies you can see "Anton Gorodetsky" playing the main character. I would also recommend reading the Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 11, 2009, 02:22:25 AM
of late..

'In The Loop'
'Star Trek'
'Coraline'
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Post by: Alyss on May 11, 2009, 05:08:46 AM
of late..

'In The Loop'
'Star Trek'
'Coraline'
Damnit, I want to see all of those!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 11, 2009, 07:14:46 AM
'Coraline'

How was it? I've heard just about nothing review-wise.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 11, 2009, 12:23:53 PM
'Coraline'

How was it? I've heard just about nothing review-wise.
I thought  it was really quite good,  but there was an  awful lot of [space] where the massive
marketing campaign might have been.  (Oddly, perhaps, I think a massive marketing campaign
might have turned a lot of people off, no matter how good the film...)
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 13, 2009, 02:06:45 PM
Star Trek ruled so fucking hard, it's probably illegal.

#@!
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on May 13, 2009, 04:46:35 PM
Star Trek ruled so fucking hard, it's probably illegal.

#@!
Very true.
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Post by: Andy Pants on May 18, 2009, 12:08:00 AM
'Coraline'

How was it? I've heard just about nothing review-wise.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/coraline,23467/?utm_source=search_results (http://www.avclub.com/articles/coraline,23467/?utm_source=search_results)
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Post by: freddieismyqueen on May 18, 2009, 04:53:05 AM
All About Eve - This isn't my absolute favorite Bette Davis film, but it's one that I think everyone should see at least once. Marilyn Monroe also has a small part in this, one of her first roles.

Suspiria - This is a fantastic example of what Dario Argento does. It does get a bit gory. Some parts were difficult to watch.

Phantom of the Paradise - A rock musical surprisingly few people are familiar with. It was directed by Brian DePalma with music by Paul Williams and is absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time. It was before Rocky Horror as well. Basically, a rock music retelling of Faust with plenty of cheese thrown in.

Dummy - I love Adrien Brody. I love Milla Jovovich. I love Milla Jovovich even more when she's playing a wannabe rocker with a foul mouth who consistently reminds me of Karen O. Additionally, Adrien Brody aspires to be a ventriloquist. I love this movie.
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Post by: such a classic girl on May 18, 2009, 11:46:56 AM
Suspiria - This is a fantastic example of what Dario Argento does. It does get a bit gory. Some parts were difficult to watch.

ooh, agreed. it's the only film i've seen by dario argento, but i like his style a lot. any others you'd recommend?
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Post by: marie_x on May 19, 2009, 10:59:00 PM
AMELIE
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Post by: Alyss on May 19, 2009, 11:35:43 PM
Lily 4 Ever. Most depressing film ever, but a wonderful one.
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Post by: NastyEgo on May 20, 2009, 10:53:54 AM
Lily 4 Ever. Most depressing film ever, but a wonderful one.
I also like Fuckin Amal by the same director.
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Post by: freddieismyqueen on May 20, 2009, 01:46:13 PM
Suspiria - This is a fantastic example of what Dario Argento does. It does get a bit gory. Some parts were difficult to watch.

ooh, agreed. it's the only film i've seen by dario argento, but i like his style a lot. any others you'd recommend?

Phenomena is a little weird, but it's kind of worth it at the same time. Jennifer Connelly is in that one. I don't think it's as disturbing as Suspiria, but if bugs make you uncomfortable, I can see where it would be.

Also, if you haven't seen them already, check out the two episodes of Masters of Horror he did: Pelts and Jenifer. Pelts is almost campy at points with the gore in it (it also has Meat Loaf as a main character) but it's very intensely disturbing as well. Jenifer is probably one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen in my life so I would also recommend that.

OH, and if you haven't checked it out yet, there's a French horror film that probably more people have seen than I'm aware of called High Tension that really messes with my head and seems to be in the same spirit as Dario Argento, just not as stylized.
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Post by: such a classic girl on May 20, 2009, 04:44:56 PM
Suspiria - This is a fantastic example of what Dario Argento does. It does get a bit gory. Some parts were difficult to watch.

ooh, agreed. it's the only film i've seen by dario argento, but i like his style a lot. any others you'd recommend?

Phenomena is a little weird, but it's kind of worth it at the same time. Jennifer Connelly is in that one. I don't think it's as disturbing as Suspiria, but if bugs make you uncomfortable, I can see where it would be.

Also, if you haven't seen them already, check out the two episodes of Masters of Horror he did: Pelts and Jenifer. Pelts is almost campy at points with the gore in it (it also has Meat Loaf as a main character) but it's very intensely disturbing as well. Jenifer is probably one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen in my life so I would also recommend that.

OH, and if you haven't checked it out yet, there's a French horror film that probably more people have seen than I'm aware of called High Tension that really messes with my head and seems to be in the same spirit as Dario Argento, just not as stylized.

i don't think i've heard of phenomena, but bugs do definitely make me uncomfortable, haha. i've not seen pelts or jenifer either, but we get used copies of them in at work all the time, so maybe i'll pick them up sometime. and i haven't seen high tension yet, but really want to. i've just been getting into horror movies over the last couple of months, and i've heard awesome things about that one.
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Post by: thatFreekinUkeGuy on May 22, 2009, 12:41:15 PM
little big man
American Pop
the Prestige
The Last Waltz
Smoke Signels
the Dream Keeper
the Commitments
Back Beat
skins
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Post by: Molotovna on May 22, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
Lake Tahoe.

Beautifully made Mexican film about a boy on a mission to fix his car.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 22, 2009, 10:09:02 PM
Phantom of the Paradise - A rock musical surprisingly few people are familiar with. It was directed by Brian DePalma with music by Paul Williams and is absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time. It was before Rocky Horror as well. Basically, a rock music retelling of Faust with plenty of cheese thrown in.

I've heard of it. Need to get my hands on it. Will definitely try harder now, hah.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 22, 2009, 11:20:33 PM
Anvil: the Story of Anvil: funny as hell, really sad at times.  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

#@!
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Post by: Ryan James on May 24, 2009, 04:24:10 AM
AMELIE
seen it more than a few times - I highly recommend it too.

anyone else seen La Vie En Rose ?
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 24, 2009, 06:37:02 AM
Paris Jet'aime
Paris texas
Wings of desire
Leon
Rushmore
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Post by: Haushinka on May 24, 2009, 09:12:57 AM
Possibly reposting from way back, but here goes:

The Running Man
Wall-E
Ong-Bak
Delicatessen
The new Star Trek! WOOP!
Leon
Beauty and the Beast
Baise-Moi
Royal Tenenbaums
Trainspotting
There will be Blood
Empire Records
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 24, 2009, 09:18:21 AM
Ghosts of the Civil Dead

One of the best prison movies of all time and it has Nick Cave in it!
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Post by: Wednesday Friday on May 24, 2009, 09:21:35 AM
Paris Jet'aime
Paris texas
Wings of desire
Leon
Rushmore
I love pretty much all of Wes Anderson's films and I just saw Rushmore for the first time the other week. I really enjoyed it, stylistically very much in the same vein as all his other films, although it's evident he didn't have as large a budget to work with.

Here's some of my favourites:

Y Tu Mama Tambien
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Ghost World
The Edukators
Goodbye Lenin
North by Northwest
Hard Candy
Everyone Says I Love You
8 Femmes
Heathers
Into the Wild
Control
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Post by: . on May 24, 2009, 09:42:13 AM
Drop Dead Fred
Betty Blue
Velvet Goldmine
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Post by: Andy Pants on May 24, 2009, 10:03:50 AM
Control

(!!!)

Best movie ever.
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Post by: Indja on May 24, 2009, 10:05:43 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
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Post by: Wednesday Friday on May 24, 2009, 11:35:05 AM
Control

(!!!)

Best movie ever.

For real! Everything about it was amazing, Anton Corbijn did a masterful job.
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 24, 2009, 12:01:56 PM
Control

(!!!)

Best movie ever.

For real! Everything about it was amazing, Anton Corbijn did a masterful job.

Yeah if my ex wouldn't use joy division and afp/dolls lyrics to tell me why we cant be together I would love this film also
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Post by: Alyss on May 24, 2009, 06:09:43 PM
Leon
Mediocre.
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Post by: such a classic girl on May 24, 2009, 06:14:30 PM
coffee & cigarettes. the bill murray / wu-tang clan vignette has to be one of the funniest things i've seen in a while.
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Post by: Wednesday Friday on May 24, 2009, 09:37:35 PM
coffee & cigarettes. the bill murray / wu-tang clan vignette has to be one of the funniest things i've seen in a while.

ooh I love coffee and cigarettes. so many amazing cameos. the part with cate blanchett and her bogan 'cousin' is hilarious.
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Post by: . on May 24, 2009, 09:54:33 PM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...
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Post by: such a classic girl on May 24, 2009, 10:04:01 PM
coffee & cigarettes. the bill murray / wu-tang clan vignette has to be one of the funniest things i've seen in a while.

ooh I love coffee and cigarettes. so many amazing cameos. the part with cate blanchett and her bogan 'cousin' is hilarious.

yesss. and the part with the white stripes and the tesla coil? hahah. so completely bizarre. also loved the tom waits / iggy pop scene. basically it was all fantastic.
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Post by: Wednesday Friday on May 24, 2009, 10:07:54 PM
coffee & cigarettes. the bill murray / wu-tang clan vignette has to be one of the funniest things i've seen in a while.

ooh I love coffee and cigarettes. so many amazing cameos. the part with cate blanchett and her bogan 'cousin' is hilarious.

yesss. and the part with the white stripes and the tesla coil? hahah. so completely bizarre. also loved the tom waits / iggy pop scene. basically it was all fantastic.

haha yes it's just hilarious seeing all these famous people in such random scenarios. gotta love Jim Jarmusch.
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Post by: Indja on May 25, 2009, 06:38:56 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.
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Post by: . on May 25, 2009, 07:03:16 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.
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Post by: Indja on May 25, 2009, 01:37:29 PM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 26, 2009, 09:41:04 AM
Leon
Mediocre.
like most of your posts.
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Post by: Alyss on May 26, 2009, 10:09:16 PM
Leon
Mediocre.
like most of your posts.
lol
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Post by: marie_x on May 27, 2009, 03:58:42 PM
The Invisible.
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Post by: Indja on May 29, 2009, 07:26:06 AM
Angels and Demons.

Ooh, is it any good? Not got Paul Bettany in though, so I think the Da Vinci Code will still beat it xD
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Post by: . on May 29, 2009, 07:31:55 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...

He's welcome to my bed as long as he promises never to do any more 'acting'. If I see one more film where he essentially plays himself but with a hat on or a different name, he's got no chance.
Stick to being funny.
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Post by: Andy Pants on May 30, 2009, 12:38:45 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...

He's welcome to my bed as long as he promises never to do any more 'acting'. If I see one more film where he essentially plays himself but with a hat on or a different name, he's got no chance.
Stick to being funny.

I love him in that film. He's Johhny Rotten but with a sense of humour.
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Post by: colordeaf on May 30, 2009, 01:31:06 AM
Yep, Wristcutters/Kamikaze Pizzeria was mentioned, somewhere. It has ALL of the things I like to see in a movie, excepting aliens. It reminds me of Dead Like Me's undeathly humour.
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Post by: Indja on May 30, 2009, 07:19:47 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...

He's welcome to my bed as long as he promises never to do any more 'acting'. If I see one more film where he essentially plays himself but with a hat on or a different name, he's got no chance.
Stick to being funny.

I love him in that film. He's Johhny Rotten but with a sense of humour.

Who, Russell Brand or Rick Mayall? And who cares, Johnny Rotten's crap - STRUMMER FTW!! :headbang:
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Post by: Andy Pants on May 30, 2009, 08:48:40 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...

He's welcome to my bed as long as he promises never to do any more 'acting'. If I see one more film where he essentially plays himself but with a hat on or a different name, he's got no chance.
Stick to being funny.

I love him in that film. He's Johhny Rotten but with a sense of humour.

Who, Russell Brand or Rick Mayall? And who cares, Johnny Rotten's crap - STRUMMER FTW!! :headbang:

Russel Brand is about as funny as the holocaust. And don't bad mouth John Lydon, the man invented Post-punk.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 30, 2009, 11:15:22 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...

He's welcome to my bed as long as he promises never to do any more 'acting'. If I see one more film where he essentially plays himself but with a hat on or a different name, he's got no chance.
Stick to being funny.

I love him in that film. He's Johhny Rotten but with a sense of humour.

Who, Russell Brand or Rick Mayall? And who cares, Johnny Rotten's crap - STRUMMER FTW!! :headbang:
And don't bad mouth Malcolm McLaren, the man invented Johnny Rotten...
;D
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Post by: Andy Pants on May 31, 2009, 02:00:38 AM
Drop Dead Fred

Fucking love that movie xD
Mayall is a god.
I've heard they're remaking it with Russell Brand though.  :-\
He's hot as fuck, but he's no Fred...

Ew.

Seriously, I'm not gonna rant about it here, but it's so annoying that the Movie People are more interested in making remakes and adaptations than just writing some new and shiny shit. And also, NO RUSSELL BRAND SIT DOWN.

And also: NO RUSSELL BRAND, GET IN MY BED.

Ok, he can get in your bed if you so wish. Just as long as he's nowhere near a video camera and pretending to be Rick Mayall.

Unless, you know, you dig that kinda shit...

He's welcome to my bed as long as he promises never to do any more 'acting'. If I see one more film where he essentially plays himself but with a hat on or a different name, he's got no chance.
Stick to being funny.

I love him in that film. He's Johhny Rotten but with a sense of humour.

Who, Russell Brand or Rick Mayall? And who cares, Johnny Rotten's crap - STRUMMER FTW!! :headbang:
And don't bad mouth Malcolm McLaren, the man invented Johnny Rotten...
;D

Ah yes, the genius behind Lil Bow Wow. He was just a fucking dodgy band manager. He may have introduced John Lydon to the other founding members of the Sex Pistols, but they were already playing together under the name of The Strand and the Sex Pistols sucked anyway. It was Lydon who used his popularity to leverage a position on Virgin and became the creative force behind PiL which was one of the most creative and influential bands of the era. He also introduced the majority of the avante garde musical elements that came to define Punk and Post-punk. Anything that McLaren did basically garranteed that the popularity of the musicians he was associated with wouldn't last more than a couple of months. So who gives a shit about Malcom McLaren?
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Post by: . on May 31, 2009, 11:44:34 AM
Should be sleeping (long shift last night and I didn't get to bed til 7am) but instead have decided to rewatch one of these films:
-'Betty Blue'
-'Velvet Goldmine'
-'Almost Famous'
-'Breakfast On Pluto' or
-'Party Monster'

Highly recommend all of them, can't for the life of me choose which one to watch...
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Post by: RockEmSockEm on May 31, 2009, 05:44:07 PM
Picnic, directed by Shunji Iwai. It's short - about an hour long - but beautiful. It's about three patients in a mental hospital who escape to have a picnic while they watch the end of the world.
And yes, I'm mainly posting this so that you go look at the video I made using footage from the film set to Girl Anachronism: http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=8768.0
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Post by: Miss Sahara on June 01, 2009, 11:12:52 AM
This Russian film called

Rusalka (The Mermaid)

It's just awesome. Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ToV9bNQV7s

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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on June 01, 2009, 11:18:36 AM
Das Leben der Anderen - The Lives of Others
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Post by: Alyss on June 01, 2009, 08:04:35 PM
Das Leben der Anderen - The Lives of Others
My folks keep telling me to see that.
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Post by: Molotovna on June 02, 2009, 12:25:26 PM
Dinner at Eight with Lionel and John Barrymore, Jean Harlow, and one of my favorites, Marie Dressler.


If I were ever to be in this play, I would totally want to be Carlotta.
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Post by: Molotovna on June 10, 2009, 01:52:53 PM
Took my mother to the theatre to see Pixar's Up this morning. It was wonderful. I cried like a silly girl...well, I am a girl...whatever.
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Post by: stellifera on June 11, 2009, 05:52:54 PM
adam's aebler (adam's apples) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0bikF2KYjY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0bikF2KYjY))

loved it. it's ridiculously funny how ivan tries to see the good side of EVERYTHING. and how of everything you expect, exactly the opposite happens.

danish films are great. festen is also a good one, one of the Dogma '95 films. just go and see that, don't read any reviews beforehand. (english title is the celebration)
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Post by: TeaTime on June 11, 2009, 10:06:15 PM
The Hangover was actually really good.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 11, 2009, 10:20:20 PM
Slumdog Millionaire was worth the hype.
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Post by: 85283-071 on June 11, 2009, 11:19:57 PM
The Examined Life.

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/examinedlife/ (http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/examinedlife/)
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Post by: RockEmSockEm on June 11, 2009, 11:21:40 PM
Away We Go

Go see it! Now! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1176740/
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on June 11, 2009, 11:24:35 PM
Should be sleeping (long shift last night and I didn't get to bed til 7am) but instead have decided to rewatch one of these films:
-'Betty Blue'
-'Velvet Goldmine'
-'Almost Famous'
-'Breakfast On Pluto' or
-'Party Monster'

Highly recommend all of them, can't for the life of me choose which one to watch...
I LOVE ALMOST FAMOUS.
*cries*
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Post by: Wednesday Friday on June 12, 2009, 09:59:44 AM
Should be sleeping (long shift last night and I didn't get to bed til 7am) but instead have decided to rewatch one of these films:
-'Betty Blue'
-'Velvet Goldmine'
-'Almost Famous'
-'Breakfast On Pluto' or
-'Party Monster'

Highly recommend all of them, can't for the life of me choose which one to watch...
I LOVE ALMOST FAMOUS.
*cries*

saaaaaame

I haven't watched it in ages. I should organise a viewage session. And for some reason I have an unrelated craving for some Cruel Intentions and Little Women re-watchage too. hmm.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on June 12, 2009, 10:48:05 AM
Slumdog Millionaire.
I thought it would be crap cos of all the hype around it, but it's actually a lot deeper than i thought and the story behind it is sad but wonderful. It was really well done.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 12, 2009, 03:47:45 PM
Slumdog Millionaire.
I thought it would be crap cos of all the hype around it, but it's actually a lot deeper than i thought and the story behind it is sad but wonderful. It was really well done.
Exactly what I thought.
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Post by: Tiervexx on June 12, 2009, 07:22:16 PM
Slumdog Millionaire.
I thought it would be crap cos of all the hype around it, but it's actually a lot deeper than i thought and the story behind it is sad but wonderful. It was really well done.
Exactly what I thought.

I agree as well!  Best movie I'd seen in a while.
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Post by: marie_x on June 13, 2009, 05:31:19 PM
Watchmen
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Post by: CeeGBee on June 14, 2009, 12:08:59 AM
...just watched Grosse Pointe Blank again...

...can't recall if I've mentioned it here previously.
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Post by: NastyEgo on June 17, 2009, 01:36:20 AM
I'd say everything with Cusack ;) Even Must Love Dogs

As for Grosse Pointe Blank
Mr. Newberry: What have you been doing with your life?
Marty: Uh... professional killer.
Mr. Newberry: Oh! Good for you, it's a... growth industry.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on June 21, 2009, 03:57:07 PM
"Fauteuils d'Orchestre". It's an amazing little French movie. I just loves it :love5:
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Post by: Ryan James on July 02, 2009, 12:11:37 AM
Slumdog Millionaire.
I thought it would be crap cos of all the hype around it, but it's actually a lot deeper than i thought and the story behind it is sad but wonderful. It was really well done.
Exactly what I thought.

I agree as well!  Best movie I'd seen in a while.
reaaaallly? eh, I feel like a dick for not loving it, but I didn't love it. I thought Doubt, Milk, and Gran Torino were ALL better this past year.
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 02, 2009, 12:31:14 AM
There was some mention of silent films elsewhere on the board...

City Lights, writ/dir/starring Charles Chaplin   O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 01, 2009, 06:10:15 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/dark_corners.jpg)

I just finished watching this, what an absolutly stunning movie! It's incredibly complex & dark.
The ending is very twisted & doesn't insult your intelligence, it requires the viewer to really think.
Awesome movie, highly recomended!
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 01, 2009, 07:23:15 PM
'Moon'.

Go see 'Moon'.

Yo.
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Post by: imaginary friend on September 01, 2009, 08:30:04 PM
District 9    brilliant

#@!
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Post by: Johnny on September 01, 2009, 09:32:50 PM
Revolutionary Road.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 02, 2009, 02:43:54 AM
un chien andalou
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 02, 2009, 03:45:23 AM
Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead!!! Simon Pegg is brilliant! :love5:
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on September 02, 2009, 10:21:53 AM
I'd say everything with Cusack ;) Even Must Love Dogs

As for Grosse Pointe Blank
Mr. Newberry: What have you been doing with your life?
Marty: Uh... professional killer.
Mr. Newberry: Oh! Good for you, it's a... growth industry.

Love that film also.
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Post by: stallionbreaker on September 02, 2009, 10:38:27 AM
'Moon'.

Go see 'Moon'.

Yo.
This. Best movie I've seen in a long time.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 02, 2009, 12:32:41 PM
Dellamorte Dellamore aka Cemetery Man

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/dellamortedellamore_poster.jpg)

The last truly great Italian horror movie & Suspiria aside, possibly the best.
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 02, 2009, 07:20:32 PM
What was that legendary AWFUL Italian Vampire flick?

It was very very very loosely based on Dracula...  Il Conde somethingorother
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 03, 2009, 02:24:12 AM
there have been several...
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Post by: Johnny on September 03, 2009, 02:26:57 AM
Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead!!! Simon Pegg is brilliant! :love5:

yes yes yes!
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on September 03, 2009, 02:38:56 AM
saw 500 days of summer with audrey.
It was good
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on September 03, 2009, 09:45:13 AM
What was that legendary AWFUL Italian Vampire flick?

It was very very very loosely based on Dracula...  Il Conde somethingorother

I think the film you are refering to is Il Cav. Costante Nicosia Demoniaco, Ovvero. Aka Dracula In Brianza
It's a poor sex/horror comedy from the 70s. Surprisingly directed by Lucio Fulci, the man that gave us classics like Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh Eaters) & E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore - L'aldila (The Beyond) & written by Pupi Avati, who wrote & directed the awesome La Casa Dalle Finestre Che Ridono (The House of the Laughing Windows)
 As poor as that movie is & it is poor. It's way better than earlier Italian vampire movies like The Playgirls & The Vampire or Atom Age Vampire. Those movies are piss poor & if you really want to scrape the barrel check out Jean Rollin's early 70s efforts like The Rape of the Vampire & Virgins and Vampires, absolutly godawful!

Yes I am a complete geek when it comes to Euro & particularly Italian horror & the golden age of splatter. It's an obsession with me 
 :embarassed:
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Post by: hateandjealousy on September 03, 2009, 11:20:22 AM
District 9 was really really good, I would advise everyone to see. DON'T watch it if you have problems with gore.
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Post by: Ryan James on September 03, 2009, 01:44:03 PM
District 9 was really really good, I would advise everyone to see. DON'T watch it if you have problems with gore.

Oooh I thought it started out interesting but by the end I was totally bored. Inglourious Basterds on the other hand - loved it.
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 03, 2009, 07:16:25 PM
What was that legendary AWFUL Italian Vampire flick?

It was very very very loosely based on Dracula...  Il Conde somethingorother

I think the film you are refering to is Il Cav. Costante Nicosia Demoniaco, Ovvero. Aka Dracula In Brianza
It's a poor sex/horror comedy from the 70s. Surprisingly directed by Lucio Fulci, the man that gave us classics like Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh Eaters) & E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore - L'aldila (The Beyond) & written by Pupi Avati, who wrote & directed the awesome La Casa Dalle Finestre Che Ridono (The House of the Laughing Windows)
 As poor as that movie is & it is poor. It's way better than earlier Italian vampire movies like The Playgirls & The Vampire or Atom Age Vampire. Those movies are piss poor & if you really want to scrape the barrel check out Jean Rollin's early 70s efforts like The Rape of the Vampire & Virgins and Vampires, absolutly godawful!

Yes I am a learned sage when it comes to the esoteric field of Euro & particularly Italian horror & the golden age of splatter. It's an obsession with me 
  :icon_bigsmurf:
Thank God someone knew that.  I'd have fretted about it for days...
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Post by: hateandjealousy on September 03, 2009, 08:36:04 PM
District 9 was really really good, I would advise everyone to see. DON'T watch it if you have problems with gore.

Oooh I thought it started out interesting but by the end I was totally bored. Inglourious Basterds on the other hand - loved it.
Inglorious Bastards was awesome, very very awesome.
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on September 04, 2009, 05:48:13 AM
District 9 was really really good, I would advise everyone to see. DON'T watch it if you have problems with gore.

Oooh I thought it started out interesting but by the end I was totally bored. Inglourious Basterds on the other hand - loved it.
Inglorious Bastards was awesome, very very awesome.

want to see both... basterds tonight methinks
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Post by: Shanneeen on September 09, 2009, 09:03:08 PM
i just thought of it..

Across The Universe
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on September 10, 2009, 10:44:26 AM
I really watched 'But I'm a Cheerleader...' and found it absolutely hilarious.

Until the End of The World is a big favorite of mine as well.
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Post by: Holmes on September 13, 2009, 06:27:57 PM
I really watched 'But I'm a Cheerleader...' and found it absolutely hilarious.

how funny is it!! it's the hugest "fuck you" to the heteronormativic society ever!

Plus, clea duvall  O0
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Post by: Jay_138 on October 08, 2009, 12:17:52 AM
Zombieland was really great! and i loved the special cameo in it as well...im not gonna spoil who it is but my theater went nuts when that person showed up!

also for some 90's movie fun

Tank Girl
Empire Records
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Post by: Ryan James on October 08, 2009, 12:48:03 AM
watched La Vie En Rose for like the 6th time the other day. Beautiful, and probably one of the most incredible performances for decades.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on October 08, 2009, 07:44:10 AM
I would vote Zombieland as well. It's not the most deep of films but it's definately entertaining and had everyone laughing loudly in the cinema. Woody does such a good job at comedy and the cameo is AMAZING.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 09, 2009, 03:44:50 AM
I REALLY want to see the Imaginarium of Doctor parnassus
not because it is Heath ledgers last film, but because it looks like a true Terry Gilliam exercise in the Phantastical
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on October 09, 2009, 04:04:44 AM
I REALLY want to see the Imaginarium of Doctor parnassus
not because it is Heath ledgers last film, but because it looks like a true Terry Gilliam exercise in the Phantastical

Indeed, I am keen to see this too
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Post by: Indja on October 09, 2009, 11:35:17 AM
I REALLY want to see the Imaginarium of Doctor parnassus
not because it is Heath ledgers last film, but because it looks like a true Terry Gilliam exercise in the Phantastical

Indeed, I am keen to see this too

QFT. Might go next weekend. Oh no shit! I'm working. Gayyyy.
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 09, 2009, 12:19:00 PM
Ummm...  I dunno if I'd love it or not, but this seemed the place to mention:

Leeds The Damned United (http://www.sonypictures.co.uk/movies/thedamnedunited/#/home/)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 09, 2009, 01:11:02 PM
Ok while we are on the subject of films we are looking forward to. I cannot wait to see this. No UK release dates yet but it is out in Spain & I will be first in the line when it reaches here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/wjZkNNfS1x0

I have seen this trailer with subtitles but it is on a website I cannot embed from.

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Post by: NastyEgo on October 10, 2009, 04:34:20 AM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 10, 2009, 07:42:11 AM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?

Actually i'm not a big fan of fight scenes. I am excited to see [REC] 2 because I thought [REC] was just about the best no holds barred, creepy as fuck film of the last 20 odd years & the sequel picks up 15 minutes after the first film ended. I have seen Chocolate but I prefer stuff like Toyko Gore Police or to a lesser extent Machine Girl. Aside from [REC] the best movies seem to be coming from France lately. The awesome Haute Tension, Inside, Irreversible & Frontiere(s) to name but a few. I like my movies dark & grim.
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Post by: such a classic girl on October 10, 2009, 05:25:48 PM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?

Actually i'm not a big fan of fight scenes. I am excited to see [REC] 2 because I thought [REC] was just about the best no holds barred, creepy as fuck film of the last 20 odd years & the sequel picks up 15 minutes after the first film ended. I have seen Chocolate but I prefer stuff like Toyko Gore Police or to a lesser extent Machine Girl. Aside from [REC] the best movies seem to be coming from France lately. The awesome Haute Tension, Inside, Irreversible & Frontiere(s) to name but a few. I like my movies dark & grim.

have you seen "martyrs"? i think it might be right up your alley.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 10, 2009, 07:58:29 PM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?

Actually i'm not a big fan of fight scenes. I am excited to see [REC] 2 because I thought [REC] was just about the best no holds barred, creepy as fuck film of the last 20 odd years & the sequel picks up 15 minutes after the first film ended. I have seen Chocolate but I prefer stuff like Toyko Gore Police or to a lesser extent Machine Girl. Aside from [REC] the best movies seem to be coming from France lately. The awesome Haute Tension, Inside, Irreversible & Frontiere(s) to name but a few. I like my movies dark & grim.

have you seen "martyrs"? i think it might be right up your alley.

Very much so. A very good movie, I just found the ending to be a little vague & the movie itself tried to be too many things & end up slightly disjointed. Worth a watch though if you have a strong stomach.
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Post by: Ryan James on October 11, 2009, 01:31:33 AM
I discovered today that I have a friend who has never seen Young Frankenstein, and for the first time in my life I realized THERE MAY BE OTHERS?!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 11, 2009, 07:02:19 AM
I discovered today that I have a friend who has never seen Young Frankenstein, and for the first time in my life I realized THERE MAY BE OTHERS?!

It's pronounced "Fronkensteen."  O0
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Post by: turtle club on October 11, 2009, 07:15:19 AM
ok...


ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
&
MIRRORMASK     <------ neil helped write that.
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Post by: J_Beck on October 11, 2009, 08:33:39 AM
The Bubble
It is an Israeli movie dealing with the not only Israeli Palestinian issues but also that of gay rights in the region:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Ou4UFIiY1wk
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 11, 2009, 01:46:12 PM
I discovered today that I have a friend who has never seen Young Frankenstein, and for the first time in my life I realized THERE MAY BE OTHERS?!

It's pronounced "Fronkensteen."  O0

Any bets on whether either one's ever seen Blazing Saddles?
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Post by: such a classic girl on October 11, 2009, 06:47:37 PM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?

Actually i'm not a big fan of fight scenes. I am excited to see [REC] 2 because I thought [REC] was just about the best no holds barred, creepy as fuck film of the last 20 odd years & the sequel picks up 15 minutes after the first film ended. I have seen Chocolate but I prefer stuff like Toyko Gore Police or to a lesser extent Machine Girl. Aside from [REC] the best movies seem to be coming from France lately. The awesome Haute Tension, Inside, Irreversible & Frontiere(s) to name but a few. I like my movies dark & grim.

have you seen "martyrs"? i think it might be right up your alley.

Very much so. A very good movie, I just found the ending to be a little vague & the movie itself tried to be too many things & end up slightly disjointed. Worth a watch though if you have a strong stomach.

that's about where i stand on the movie; i thought it was a really interesting concept and plot [which sadly seems rare for a lot of horror movies coming out lately], if a little too vague at times. i really did dig it, though. the open-ended-ness makes for some good discussion and opinions.

i have to ask: cannibal holocaust. have you seen it? i haven't yet, but i have to admit i'm pretty intrigued.
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Post by: Chloe on October 11, 2009, 09:37:04 PM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?

Actually i'm not a big fan of fight scenes. I am excited to see [REC] 2 because I thought [REC] was just about the best no holds barred, creepy as fuck film of the last 20 odd years & the sequel picks up 15 minutes after the first film ended. I have seen Chocolate but I prefer stuff like Toyko Gore Police or to a lesser extent Machine Girl. Aside from [REC] the best movies seem to be coming from France lately. The awesome Haute Tension, Inside, Irreversible & Frontiere(s) to name but a few. I like my movies dark & grim.

have you seen "martyrs"? i think it might be right up your alley.

Very much so. A very good movie, I just found the ending to be a little vague & the movie itself tried to be too many things & end up slightly disjointed. Worth a watch though if you have a strong stomach.

that's about where i stand on the movie; i thought it was a really interesting concept and plot [which sadly seems rare for a lot of horror movies coming out lately], if a little too vague at times. i really did dig it, though. the open-ended-ness makes for some good discussion and opinions.

i have to ask: cannibal holocaust. have you seen it? i haven't yet, but i have to admit i'm pretty intrigued.

Amazing film choice :)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 12, 2009, 12:37:26 AM
SomewhatDamaged, if you like fight scenes, I believe you've already seen Thai movie "Chocolate"?

Actually i'm not a big fan of fight scenes. I am excited to see [REC] 2 because I thought [REC] was just about the best no holds barred, creepy as fuck film of the last 20 odd years & the sequel picks up 15 minutes after the first film ended. I have seen Chocolate but I prefer stuff like Toyko Gore Police or to a lesser extent Machine Girl. Aside from [REC] the best movies seem to be coming from France lately. The awesome Haute Tension, Inside, Irreversible & Frontiere(s) to name but a few. I like my movies dark & grim.

have you seen "martyrs"? i think it might be right up your alley.

Very much so. A very good movie, I just found the ending to be a little vague & the movie itself tried to be too many things & end up slightly disjointed. Worth a watch though if you have a strong stomach.

that's about where i stand on the movie; i thought it was a really interesting concept and plot [which sadly seems rare for a lot of horror movies coming out lately], if a little too vague at times. i really did dig it, though. the open-ended-ness makes for some good discussion and opinions.

i have to ask: cannibal holocaust. have you seen it? i haven't yet, but i have to admit i'm pretty intrigued.

Not only have I seen it, I own it. One of the most powerful movies ever made. Yes I will admit the animal slaughter is unnecessary & sickening but the film itself works on just about every level & stays with you long after it has finished. IMHO a must see.
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Post by: Indja on October 12, 2009, 12:09:20 PM
Are there any must-sees for people who still cry at Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid?? Cos I'm not so much a fan of the slaughter and the cannibals and the ewno.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 12, 2009, 12:33:08 PM
Are there any must-sees for people who still cry at Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid?? Cos I'm not so much a fan of the slaughter and the cannibals and the ewno.

Betty Blue! The greatest movie ever made!
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on October 13, 2009, 06:08:23 AM
Azumi - its just silly swordplay/ninja/assassin fun following a bunch of orphans brought up to stop wars by killing over zealous warlords. It's fun and tragic in bits
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll316/freelinux/azumi2.jpg)
[especially when the master asks the 10 children he raised to pair up with the person they like best then forces them to have a emotionless heart and and slay the other] very harsh
(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/11/03/azumi_wideweb__430x342.jpg)
and the psychotic master swordsman called bijo-maru (in white) is an amusing and odd evil character.
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Post by: Chloe on October 13, 2009, 12:36:33 PM
Chocolat.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 13, 2009, 02:57:03 PM
Yes i'm serious!

Awesome movie.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/them.jpg)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on October 13, 2009, 03:40:15 PM
Yes i'm serious!

Awesome movie.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/them.jpg)
Ahh! I used to watch that all the time with my dad when I was younger. That and all the classic monster movies...good times. I love the sounds the ants made, haha. They had big lips, too.

What's this Betty Blue that you speak of?
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Post by: such a classic girl on October 13, 2009, 03:43:12 PM
i'm going to recommend nearly anything done by john carpenter, though "they live", "prince of darkness", and "the thing" have gotta be some of my favourites by him.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 13, 2009, 04:32:29 PM

What's this Betty Blue that you speak of?

Betty Blue is to my mind an unparallelled masterpiece. It's the story of a doomed love affair between a regular guy (Zorg) & his girlfriend (Betty) who is spiralling into depression. The acting is superb from the two leads, Betty's descent into despair is harrowing & Zorg's increasingly desperate attempts to help & save Betty is truly touching. The film moves slowly & takes it's time with the characters. In my opinion this film stands head & shoulders over every other movie ever made.

i'm going to recommend nearly anything done by john carpenter, though "they live", "prince of darkness", and "the thing" have gotta be some of my favourites by him.

John Carpenter is criminally underratted. The Thing is a classic, as are Escape From New York, Big Trouble In Little China, The Fog & They Live.
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Post by: such a classic girl on October 13, 2009, 05:22:05 PM
i'm going to recommend nearly anything done by john carpenter, though "they live", "prince of darkness", and "the thing" have gotta be some of my favourites by him.

John Carpenter is criminally underratted.

i think this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 14, 2009, 09:41:36 AM
i'm going to recommend nearly anything done by john carpenter, though "they live", "prince of darkness", and "the thing" have gotta be some of my favourites by him.

John Carpenter is criminally underratted.

i think this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  O0

 :)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 14, 2009, 10:53:11 AM
Sorry about the double post but I had to recommend this movie

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/71224203.jpg)

Totally unique & different.
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Post by: Indja on October 14, 2009, 12:53:27 PM
Whatty, that looks HORRID.

I'm recommending Wendy & Lucy. It's rad.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 14, 2009, 01:05:11 PM
Whatty, that looks HORRID.

I'm recommending Wendy & Lucy. It's rad.

Ok it's not going to be on The Disney Channel anytime soon but it's no Gutterballs either.
There really isn't much bloodshed or violence, just a very unique story.
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Post by: Indja on October 14, 2009, 01:21:59 PM
Whatty, that looks HORRID.

I'm recommending Wendy & Lucy. It's rad.

Ok it's not going to be on The Disney Channel anytime soon but it's no Gutterballs either.
There really isn't much bloodshed or violence, just a very unique story.

Do you mean "unique" as in "scary as hell"?? cos I still have nightmares about Doctor Who.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 14, 2009, 01:32:39 PM
Whatty, that looks HORRID.

I'm recommending Wendy & Lucy. It's rad.

Ok it's not going to be on The Disney Channel anytime soon but it's no Gutterballs either.
There really isn't much bloodshed or violence, just a very unique story.

Do you mean "unique" as in "scary as hell"?? cos I still have nightmares about Doctor Who.

No I mean unique as in unique. It's a completely different take on a familiar horror genre. I can't say to much without spoiling the movie. It's shown from time to time on Zone Horror (the crap cable channel fronted by the future Mrs Somewhatty aka Emily Booth) if you have that channel.
But maybe if you suffer from nightmares you should give it a miss.
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 14, 2009, 02:37:45 PM
...the future Mrs Somewhatty aka Emily Booth...
Where are you gonna find a church big enough for the wedding when you
have to remain at least 500 yards away from her?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 14, 2009, 03:12:13 PM
...the future Mrs Somewhatty aka Emily Booth...
Where are you gonna find a church big enough for the wedding when you
have to remain at least 500 yards away from her?

For starters the service would not be in a church as a lot of the things I want to do to/with Miss Booth are considered sins.
Those restraining orders are just her playful signs of affection!
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Post by: charliekaufmanadapts on October 18, 2009, 09:04:30 PM
just watched Sweet And Lowdown... love that movie!

netflix instant viewing is my new best friend.

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Post by: Molotovna on October 20, 2009, 11:14:37 AM
Color Me Blood Red.


I have yet to see the rest of the Blood Trilogy though. That will be remedied by the end of this week, I'm sure!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 28, 2009, 06:01:44 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/doghouse-dvd-thumb-500x375-1384.jpg)

Just awesome

Although the future Mrs Somewhatty, Miss Emily Booth has looked better

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/EmilyBoothDoghouse.jpg)

I still sooooo would!!!
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 29, 2009, 01:06:55 AM
How did she not get top billing? 

I'm shocked, frankly...  completely appalled.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on October 29, 2009, 11:28:05 AM
How dod she not get top billing? 

I'm shocked, frankly...  completely appalled.

I know! Especially since the talentless mockney wanker that is Danny Dyer got top billing. The guy just can't act (If you have seen Straightheads you will know what I mean)
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Post by: Johnny on November 02, 2009, 10:28:11 PM
I think I've said it before but

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH




I recently had a renewed obsession with it.
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Post by: Agonistes on November 05, 2009, 02:40:51 AM
I think I've said it before but

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH




I recently had a renewed obsession with it.

i love that movie.
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Post by: embitteredatheist on November 05, 2009, 02:58:46 AM
My recent DVD viewings were pretty awesome -

(http://pacejmiller.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/let_the_right_one_in_poster.jpg)

Let the Right One In

(http://luminarynyc.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/gomorrah.jpg)

Gomorra

And, for sheer, utter batshit craziness:

(http://hallucinet.free.fr/IMG/random/wildZero.jpg)

Wild Zero. It has a random zombie apocalypse, Guitar Wolf (Japanese band) showing up and screaming 'Lock and Loll!' all the time and explosions going off, a UFO invasion staved off by a dude chopping the UFO in half with a katana he keeps concealed in his guitar, and so, so so much more.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on November 05, 2009, 10:34:40 AM
And, for sheer, utter batshit craziness:

(http://hallucinet.free.fr/IMG/random/wildZero.jpg)

Wild Zero. It has a random zombie apocalypse, Guitar Wolf (Japanese band) showing up and screaming 'Lock and Loll!' all the time and explosions going off, a UFO invasion staved off by a dude chopping the UFO in half with a katana he keeps concealed in his guitar, and so, so so much more.

Awesome movie, totally insane, if you like that you may like Tokyo Gore Police if you haven't allready seen it.
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Post by: CeeGBee on November 05, 2009, 01:34:44 PM
How dod she not get top billing? 

I'm shocked, frankly...  completely appalled.

I know! Especially since the talentless mockney wanker that is Danny Dyer got top billing. The guy just can't act (If you have seen Straightheads you will know what I mean)
Further outrage!  If you visit the movie's website, and look under "cast", there's a little
paragraph about each of the guys, but when you click on Ms. Booth's name, it just says
you should visit her imdb page....  W  T  F  ?


btw, isn't that the little loser whose girlfriend left him to go galavanting around time and space with The Doctor?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on November 05, 2009, 02:26:19 PM
How dod she not get top billing? 

I'm shocked, frankly...  completely appalled.

I know! Especially since the talentless mockney wanker that is Danny Dyer got top billing. The guy just can't act (If you have seen Straightheads you will know what I mean)
Further outrage!  If you visit the movie's website, and look under "cast", there's a little
paragraph about each of the guys, but when you click on Ms. Booth's name, it just says
you should visit her imdb page....  W  T  F  ?


btw, isn't that the little loser whose girlfriend left him to go galavanting around time and space with The Doctor?

Miss Booth isn't exactly an A list celebrity, she stars in low budget horror & fronts The Zone Horror channel here (a channel so utterly poor they show movies like Spiker & Stinger)
But she is the perfect woman!

& yes that is the guy from Doctor Who.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on November 05, 2009, 05:28:15 PM
someday, i am going to go through this thread and pick out all the movies i haven't seen and then watch them.
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Post by: Sarah Doll on November 14, 2009, 11:42:18 AM
I have seen/love/own waaaaaay too many, so for now I'll put up the last few I watched that are worth putting your eyes to :P

The Air I Breathe... very fupping good. Plus... Brendan Fraser!!! He will always be welcome in my home :love5:

The Purple Rose of Cairo... Beautiful & magical. I would love this to happen to me. Jeff Daniels, soo much love for that man!

Beaches...If you wanna cry & laugh for 2hrs, look no further. I hadn't seen it in years and forgot just how gorram sad it is! I cried so much my eyes stung for the whole day (not fun, but Otto Titsling...much fun! ;D )

The Bourne trilogy...Just YES!

Creepshow...Good old fashioned horror comedy. Creepy Leslie Neilson, Ted Danson with wonderful hair, Tom Savini make-up and an adorable Stephen King! :)
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Post by: Morpheus Laughing on November 14, 2009, 12:50:00 PM
Movies that I liked and would probably still like and recommend.

Fight Club
Memento
Eternal Sunshine of the spotless Mind

(These have been mentioned by others in the thread)

Movies that I remember liking and would probably recommend but with a disclaimer: I was much younger when I watched these and I was easier to impress.

Little Otik – 2000 surrealist film featuring stop-motion. 
Death Becomes Her – 1992 dark comedy
Watership Down - 1978 animated film based on the novel. I admit that I was about 6 years old when I first saw this and it was the most thought-provoking thing I had ever experienced at the time. Pretty dark for an animated tale about rabbits, I think modern parents would think twice about letting their kids watch it. “The field is covered in blood”
Being John Malkovich – 1999. Really quirky. I’m not sure it’s right to call it a kind of urban fantasy film but that is what springs to mind. 
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Post by: Sarah Doll on November 14, 2009, 12:56:33 PM
 
Death Becomes Her

I LOVE this movie!!! Haven't seen it in years!
Hmm...  Think I have it taped around here somewhere :P
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on November 15, 2009, 05:11:21 AM
I watched this last night & would recomend it to anyone

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/im-a-cyborg-but-thats-ok-01.jpg)

I'm A Cyborg, But That's Ok
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Post by: Sarah Doll on November 15, 2009, 07:03:05 AM
I watched this last night & would recomend it to anyone

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/im-a-cyborg-but-thats-ok-01.jpg)

I'm A Cyborg, But That's Ok

I liked it, but didn't love it.. I bought it and didn't watch it for months, so I'd probably built it up in my head... :-\
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Post by: Cirque on November 15, 2009, 07:22:10 AM


Death Becomes Her – 1992 dark comedy

I love that movie, it's so funny
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on November 15, 2009, 07:32:05 AM

I liked it, but didn't love it.. I bought it and didn't watch it for months, so I'd probably built it up in my head... :-\

I thought the ending was so cleverly & subtly done. It elevated what had come beforehand.
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Post by: Molotovna on December 08, 2009, 10:35:48 PM
Just finished watching Roman Polanski's Repulsion. I liked it very much. Reminded me a bit of Dusan Makavejev's Love Affair; Or, the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator.

Or I suppose Makavejev's film should remind me of Polanski's, considering it came out two years earlier. I saw Makavejev's first; my bad!
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Post by: Matty on December 16, 2009, 06:05:50 PM
It's hard for me to make a short concise list, so I'll try to narrow it down to the very best...

Billy Elliot - OK so I just saw this like a week or 2 ago, and that really pisses me off, that I went 8 goddamn years without having seen this movie. It's awesome. The Dancing, the kid who wears his sisters dresses, the 75% T.Rex soundtrack, awesome. I wish I could see the broadway musical version.

Clerks/Clerks II- It's hard for me to pick a favorite Kevin Smith movie, but I think these two tie. The funny thing is that II is just nothing like the original, while still being a fitting and appropriate sequel. Mallrats would have to come in next, followed by Chasing Amy and well, check out every movie he's done seriously. Jay and Silent Bob was retarded but still great. Jersey Girl was to me, better than it got credit for. And yeah deff also check out Dogma and Zack and Miri.

The Labyrinth- What can I say, it's Jim Henson, and it's David Fucking Bowie, it's that little worm guy and it's...the motherfucking Labyrinth! Amazing!

Terminator 2- The best action movie ever made period.

The Last Unicorn- So Fucking Beautiful.

Laputa/Castle in the Sky- Hayao Miyazaki is a god. I don't know why Spirited Away (while fantastic) and My Neighbor Totoro (IMO a rare miss) get so much attention, THIS is the best movie he's ever done, and possibly one of the greatest animated films ever made.

Metropolis- (the anime) I've no words for how amazing this movie is.

I have a rreally hard time keeping lists short so I'm just gonna leave this now before I list every fucking movie I have.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 20, 2009, 06:52:51 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/hostpostbig.jpg)

I never tire of this film, everything Cloverfield should have been but wasn't.
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Post by: Jono on December 21, 2009, 06:29:53 AM
Ready When You Are Mr. McGill, I just saw this on TV and it is very funny, there was a remake in 2003 which was pretty good as well, its about an extra who gets his first speaking line in a film and the scene its in keeps going wrong in various ways. I don't want to ruin it as it is very very funny
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Post by: plasticmoo on December 25, 2009, 11:07:58 AM
So, many movies in my list are already mentioned in this thread.
However, the more people saying they're good; the more people will see it and realize they're not just good but so much more.


*clears my throat*

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
- Quoting IMDB, "Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences"

Little Miss Sunshine - Pure love.

Billy Elliot - The soundtrack, the story, the actors, the characters... Everything is wonderful.

Donnie Darko
- It's very good.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Engrossing, original, beautiful, sad, scary, horrible, lovely, dark, light, bright, nice, pretty, ugly, disgusting... This movie is everything.

Girl Interrupted
- I never thought Angelina Jolie could act. Then I saw this one. Winona Ryder is also lovely in it, playing a young woman being sent to a mental hospital in the late 60's, based on a true story.

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain - Om nom nom nom nom.

Pan's Labyrinth - Om nom nom nom nom nom nom.

Happy-Go-Lucky - Original and cute and british.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- A lot of people say that it makes no sense. To me it's however crystal clear and extremely wonderful.

This is England - Lovely story, lovely music, lovely accents, lovely characters and lovely actors.
"A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family"

2 Days In Paris - Om nom nom and funny.

Conversations With Other Women - Lovelovelove.

Chicago - I love the music, simple as that.

Mother of Mine - "During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö, tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When he is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies."

The Gods Must Be Crazy - Hilarious and cute. "Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical despot."

I probably forgot a bunch of movies now, but I guess this thread isn't going anywhere so I'll return when I remember the movies.




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Post by: Savannah on December 25, 2009, 11:49:24 AM
The Dancer In Dark, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Girl Interrupted, Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas, Leon, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles, Braveheart, Coraline, Babel, Emotional Arithmetic, La Vita è Bella.
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Post by: Morpheus Laughing on December 25, 2009, 12:21:47 PM

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Engrossing, original, beautiful, sad, scary, horrible, lovely, dark, light, bright, nice, pretty, ugly, disgusting... This movie is everything.



It’s quite a stylish film but it was destined to be a disappointment given the nature of the book it was based on (one of the few books I’ve read numerous times). I would like to watch it again though.

Nirvana’s “Scentless Apprentice” was based on the novel and that's essentially why I read the book in the first place.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on December 25, 2009, 12:48:21 PM

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Engrossing, original, beautiful, sad, scary, horrible, lovely, dark, light, bright, nice, pretty, ugly, disgusting... This movie is everything.



It’s quite a stylish film but it was destined to be a disappointment given the nature of the book it was based on (one of the few books I’ve read numerous times). I would like to watch it again though.

Nirvana’s “Scentless Apprentice” was based on the novel and that's essentially why I read the book in the first place.

Strange that you all should mention Perfume, as my dad was just telling me about it yesterday.
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Post by: J_Beck on December 25, 2009, 03:56:08 PM
I watched this last night & would recomend it to anyone

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/im-a-cyborg-but-thats-ok-01.jpg)

I'm A Cyborg, But That's Ok


YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That movie was amazing.

Also....

(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2007/10/12/wristcutters-poster.jpg)
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Post by: plasticmoo on December 25, 2009, 06:23:41 PM

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Engrossing, original, beautiful, sad, scary, horrible, lovely, dark, light, bright, nice, pretty, ugly, disgusting... This movie is everything.



It’s quite a stylish film but it was destined to be a disappointment given the nature of the book it was based on (one of the few books I’ve read numerous times). I would like to watch it again though.


I've heard a lot of people say that, and I can see your point. However I watched the movie first, so it wasn't that much of a disappointment for me... And I'm pretty good at seeing movies and the books they're based upon as complete different things.

But the movie made you sympathise with Grenouille, and my interpretation of the book was that it was all other than Süskind's intention or wish.
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Post by: moonkey on December 25, 2009, 08:50:58 PM
Into the wild
Hedwig and the angery inch
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 26, 2009, 01:17:51 AM
My dear sister just made us watch "Let The Right One In"...

It was quite good, and I don't even speak a word of Swedish...
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Post by: Morpheus Laughing on December 26, 2009, 11:02:51 AM

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Engrossing, original, beautiful, sad, scary, horrible, lovely, dark, light, bright, nice, pretty, ugly, disgusting... This movie is everything.



It’s quite a stylish film but it was destined to be a disappointment given the nature of the book it was based on (one of the few books I’ve read numerous times). I would like to watch it again though.


I've heard a lot of people say that, and I can see your point. However I watched the movie first, so it wasn't that much of a disappointment for me... And I'm pretty good at seeing movies and the books they're based upon as complete different things.

But the movie made you sympathise with Grenouille, and my interpretation of the book was that it was all other than Süskind's intention or wish.

That’s why I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. I was responsible for dragging people to the cinema to see it so I was aware that it would turn into a comparison fest. It undoubtedly altered how I perceived the film… 

Even so, the book was geared towards exploring subjective processes and Grenouille is essentially an autistic savant of limited expressive capacity. It’s difficult to get the intensity of that type of thought process in a film without distracting from the visual element. On that level there was always going to be a difference between novel and film versions. The friends I went to see the film with seemed to think it was good, so it's not that it necessarily lacks anything as a different standalone story...

In the novel, the character of Grenouille was not especially likeable or easy to sympathise with but he embodied some interesting ideas which people who are concerned with expression can readily identify with. I.e. inside knowledge about how other people intercept expression (namely the understanding that comes from exploring various sensory information) and the kind of obsession (and sometimes isolation) that goes with trying to perfect a creation. That’s what I related to in the novel, but I thought the film made more of the murderous side of the character which, funnily enough for a story about a murderer, is quite minimal in the novel. 

I do,however, plan to get the film quite soon now that it is quite cheap to buy.
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Post by: plasticmoo on December 26, 2009, 06:08:45 PM

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Engrossing, original, beautiful, sad, scary, horrible, lovely, dark, light, bright, nice, pretty, ugly, disgusting... This movie is everything.



It’s quite a stylish film but it was destined to be a disappointment given the nature of the book it was based on (one of the few books I’ve read numerous times). I would like to watch it again though.


I've heard a lot of people say that, and I can see your point. However I watched the movie first, so it wasn't that much of a disappointment for me... And I'm pretty good at seeing movies and the books they're based upon as complete different things.

But the movie made you sympathise with Grenouille, and my interpretation of the book was that it was all other than Süskind's intention or wish.

That’s why I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. I was responsible for dragging people to the cinema to see it so I was aware that it would turn into a comparison fest. It undoubtedly altered how I perceived the film… 

Even so, the book was geared towards exploring subjective processes and Grenouille is essentially an autistic savant of limited expressive capacity. It’s difficult to get the intensity of that type of thought process in a film without distracting from the visual element. On that level there was always going to be a difference between novel and film versions. The friends I went to see the film with seemed to think it was good, so it's not that it necessarily lacks anything as a different standalone story...

In the novel, the character of Grenouille was not especially likeable or easy to sympathise with but he embodied some interesting ideas which people who are concerned with expression can readily identify with. I.e. inside knowledge about how other people intercept expression (namely the understanding that comes from exploring various sensory information) and the kind of obsession (and sometimes isolation) that goes with trying to perfect a creation. That’s what I related to in the novel, but I thought the film made more of the murderous side of the character which, funnily enough for a story about a murderer, is quite minimal in the novel. 

I do,however, plan to get the film quite soon now that it is quite cheap to buy.

Well said.
I loved the movie, compared to the book a lot of the essence is lacking but it's well made, especially considering what the story really is about is smells/odours or whatever it would prefer to be called. It's hard to describe visually...
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 27, 2009, 04:01:49 AM
My dear sister just made us watch "Let The Right One In"...

It was quite good, and I don't even speak a word of Swedish...

I'm halfway through the book at the moment.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/taleoftwosisters-large.jpg)

Good creepy movie with a couple of great plot twists
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Post by: Matty on December 27, 2009, 04:12:44 PM


The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
- Quoting IMDB, "Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences"

That movie made me want to kill myself. Seriously, that was like Grave of the Fireflies bad. Good movie, but I would never want to watch it again. Fucking Evil.


Anyway, another movie I'd like to say is Stand By Me, really, this is a fantastic movie. I actually just the other day watched it for the first time. I'd count it as one of my top 5 favorite movies.

Another I just saw is The Cure. It was pretty good, and it made me cry hardcore.
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 27, 2009, 04:53:39 PM
...like Grave of the Fireflies bad. Good movie, but I would never want to watch it again. Fucking Evil.
I'm conflicted about this movie...  On the one hand, it's a beautifully told story.

On the other, it's a story that makes you wanna just die.
So...  Would I reccommend it to others?  I dunno....


(Pointless historical note: The cruiser that the children's father served on was, in fact, sunk
by the US Navy...  and the ship that picked up the survivors was sunk soon afterward...
Thus, when 2/3 of the crew made it safely back to Japan, there was no ship to send them
back out on, and most of them survived the war.)
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Post by: colordeaf on December 27, 2009, 07:02:40 PM
I watched this last night & would recomend it to anyone

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/im-a-cyborg-but-thats-ok-01.jpg)

I'm A Cyborg, But That's Ok

I want to see it. Cute title.
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Post by: Matty on December 27, 2009, 07:09:28 PM
...like Grave of the Fireflies bad. Good movie, but I would never want to watch it again. Fucking Evil.
I'm conflicted about this movie...  On the one hand, it's a beautifully told story.

On the other, it's a story that makes you wanna just die.
So...  Would I reccommend it to others?  I dunno....


(Pointless historical note: The cruiser that the children's father served on was, in fact, sunk
by the US Navy...  and the ship that picked up the survivors was sunk soon afterward...
Thus, when 2/3 of the crew made it safely back to Japan, there was no ship to send them
back out on, and most of them survived the war.)


hmm, then they're dad may have lived...well in any case he probably hung himself once he figured out everything that happened.
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 27, 2009, 07:26:55 PM
...like Grave of the Fireflies bad. Good movie, but I would never want to watch it again. Fucking Evil.
I'm conflicted about this movie...  On the one hand, it's a beautifully told story.

On the other, it's a story that makes you wanna just die.
So...  Would I reccommend it to others?  I dunno....


(Pointless historical note: The cruiser that the children's father served on was, in fact, sunk
by the US Navy...  and the ship that picked up the survivors was sunk soon afterward...
Thus, when 2/3 of the crew made it safely back to Japan, there was no ship to send them
back out on, and most of them survived the war.)


hmm, then their dad may have lived...well in any case he probably hung himself once he figured out everything that happened.
Eh...  While it further compounds the tragedy of the whole thing, I doubt the writers
got that far into it; I think "war-orphans" was a bad enough situation without any
added twists...
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Post by: embitteredatheist on December 27, 2009, 11:49:50 PM

Wild Zero. It has a random zombie apocalypse, Guitar Wolf (Japanese band) showing up and screaming 'Lock and Loll!' all the time and explosions going off, a UFO invasion staved off by a dude chopping the UFO in half with a katana he keeps concealed in his guitar, and so, so so much more.

Awesome movie, totally insane, if you like that you may like Tokyo Gore Police if you haven't allready seen it.

I think I've seen that, but didn't like it so much. Possibly due to having been on a Takeshi Miike binge immediately prior. For anyone not familiar with Japanese horror - Miike is one of the more extreme and bizarre directors. The best way to describe him is as a combination of Eli Roth (Hostel), James Wan (came up with the idea behind 'Saw'), David Lynch (Eraserhead) and Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko/Southland Tales), with a Japanes twist. All of his movies are disturbing, even the ones where he's being funny, and most of them make other horror films look like children's movies. Don't track these down and watch them if you scare or get disturbed easily.

Disclaimer over! I was watching:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f6/The_Happiness_of_the_Katakuris_(DVD).jpg)

Zombie horror musical. 'nuff said, though it did get a bit boring towards the end.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Gozu_Poster.jpg)

Weirdly like David Lynch, and much less gory than normal for Miike. I liked it, but then, I like weird and crazy in the Miike sense.

(http://caffeine-headache.net/blog3/sukiyaki-django-posterb.jpg)

Probably the most sane Miike film made I'm aware of (except for what seems to be his kids movies). Least gore, least blood, which is a plus.

(http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/audition.bmp)

 :o
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Post by: peppamintdynamo on December 28, 2009, 01:22:53 AM
My dear sister just made us watch "Let The Right One In"...

It was quite good, and I don't even speak a word of Swedish...

Read the book. Its mindblowing.

Also, I thought it was really interesting how much of the Swedish I ended up understanding....
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Post by: Molotovna on December 29, 2009, 11:20:57 PM


Read the book. Its mindblowing.

Also, I thought it was really interesting how much of the Swedish I ended up understanding....

I don't know about 'mind blowing', but it's a good read.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 30, 2009, 09:47:22 AM

Wild Zero. It has a random zombie apocalypse, Guitar Wolf (Japanese band) showing up and screaming 'Lock and Loll!' all the time and explosions going off, a UFO invasion staved off by a dude chopping the UFO in half with a katana he keeps concealed in his guitar, and so, so so much more.

Awesome movie, totally insane, if you like that you may like Tokyo Gore Police if you haven't allready seen it.

I think I've seen that, but didn't like it so much. Possibly due to having been on a Takeshi Miike binge immediately prior. For anyone not familiar with Japanese horror - Miike is one of the more extreme and bizarre directors. The best way to describe him is as a combination of Eli Roth (Hostel), James Wan (came up with the idea behind 'Saw'), David Lynch (Eraserhead) and Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko/Southland Tales), with a Japanes twist. All of his movies are disturbing, even the ones where he's being funny, and most of them make other horror films look like children's movies. Don't track these down and watch them if you scare or get disturbed easily.

Disclaimer over! I was watching:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f6/The_Happiness_of_the_Katakuris_(DVD).jpg)

Zombie horror musical. 'nuff said, though it did get a bit boring towards the end.


(http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/audition.bmp)

 :o

Two awesome movies, I would have to add Ichi The Killer to your list of Takeshi Miike movies.
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Post by: plasticmoo on December 30, 2009, 12:25:01 PM
My dear sister just made us watch "Let The Right One In"...

It was quite good, and I don't even speak a word of Swedish...

Read the book. Its mindblowing.

Also, I thought it was really interesting how much of the Swedish I ended up understanding....

I started reading the book and I was yawning after the first page  ;D

However I think it's interesting that so many know about it, since it's Swedish.
I thought all that Sweden had was ABBA, IKEA and H&M, and that made me... proud enough(?)

I would love to see the movie but I usually don't like Swedish films.
They tend to be a bit too vulgar for my taste.
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Post by: CeeGBee on December 30, 2009, 05:55:39 PM
My dear sister just made us watch "Let The Right One In"...

It was quite good, and I don't even speak a word of Swedish...

Read the book. Its mindblowing.

Also, I thought it was really interesting how much of the Swedish I ended up understanding....

I started reading the book and I was yawning after the first page  ;D

However I think it's interesting that so many know about it, since it's Swedish.
I thought all that Sweden had was ABBA, IKEA and H&M, and that made me... proud enough(?)

I would love to see the movie but I usually don't like Swedish films.
They tend to be a bit too vulgar for my taste.
You forgot Saab & Volvo..... (They still have that at least for now...)
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Post by: embitteredatheist on December 30, 2009, 06:39:53 PM
Two awesome movies, I would have to add Ichi The Killer to your list of Takeshi Miike movies.

Waaay ahead of you there ;) I've seen more or less everything he's done that's not a children's film, including Visitor Q and Full Metal Yakuza.
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Post by: Mery on December 31, 2009, 12:13:59 AM
One of my favourites is a film called Brick. It is a film noir set in a high school and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (TOTAL BABE OMFG WHAT!). Absolutely brilliant. AMAZING dialogue, epic plot and shot beautifully. I love this film and would recommend it highly.

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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on December 31, 2009, 07:01:07 AM
Two awesome movies, I would have to add Ichi The Killer to your list of Takeshi Miike movies.

Waaay ahead of you there ;) I've seen more or less everything he's done that's not a children's film, including Visitor Q and Full Metal Yakuza.

Visitor Q was good but Miike's Gozu was better (similar themed films, i'm sure you would agree) & no discussion of Takeshi Miike's material would be complete without mentioning the insane MPD Psycho series.
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Post by: plasticmoo on December 31, 2009, 08:27:34 PM

You forgot Saab & Volvo..... (They still have that at least for now...)

well, they're practically not really swedish anymore

however volvo was founded in my hometown and my heart tends to skip a beat or two when amanda sings about her volvo in the jeep song  :D
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Post by: turtle club on January 04, 2010, 02:26:01 PM
avatar.

i saw it in german, and it's very good. i plan on seeing it in english when i get home
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on January 05, 2010, 08:35:14 AM
I watched this last night & would recomend it to anyone

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/im-a-cyborg-but-thats-ok-01.jpg)

I'm A Cyborg, But That's Ok

We caught a bit of this on film 4 last year and audrey bought it for me.
We watched it last night in the cold cold north and it is such a weird and strangely romantic film
(with obvious nods to clockwork orange [juxtaposing violence with twee music and Cuckoos nest group therapy chaos)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 05, 2010, 04:01:35 PM
Rented The Tracey Fragments yesterday. It has Ellen Page in it, based on a novel of the same name (never read it...)

I really liked it. I'm suggesting it to friends.
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Post by: Molotovna on January 05, 2010, 06:01:05 PM
Fuck Ellen Page!

And I don't mean that in a good way.

 >:(
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Post by: Agonistes on January 05, 2010, 06:34:22 PM
i was pleasantly surprised by 'jennifer's body.'  it was funny.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 05, 2010, 07:32:05 PM
Fuck Ellen Page!

And I don't mean that in a good way.

 >:(
What ya got against Ms. Page? O.o
...I'm seriously just curious.
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Post by: Molotovna on January 05, 2010, 07:39:46 PM
Fuck Ellen Page!

And I don't mean that in a good way.

 >:(
What ya got against Ms. Page? O.o
...I'm seriously just curious.

I just think she's way overrated. I don't think she's a good actress and I dislike that everyone thinks she's ingenious after Juno. Hard Candy's been done before; I didn't think it was particularly good, either.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 05, 2010, 07:42:52 PM
Fuck Ellen Page!

And I don't mean that in a good way.

 >:(
What ya got against Ms. Page? O.o
...I'm seriously just curious.

I just think she's way overrated. I don't think she's a good actress and I dislike that everyone thinks she's ingenious after Juno. Hard Candy's been done before; I didn't think it was particularly good, either.
I understand what you mean. I don't know about Ellen Page herself, but I think Juno was/is overrated. (IMHO)
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Post by: Cirque on January 05, 2010, 08:53:35 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.
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Post by: Chloe on January 05, 2010, 08:58:04 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.


This is an amazing film!
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Post by: Johnny on January 06, 2010, 10:32:12 AM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.
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Post by: Cirque on January 06, 2010, 03:23:51 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.

Yes I watched, it was hilarious.
They eat life...sperm!!
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Post by: Johnny on January 06, 2010, 04:04:29 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.

Yes I watched, it was hilarious.
They eat life...sperm!!

mmmm i love you.
let's be girlfriends.
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Post by: Cirque on January 06, 2010, 05:15:17 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.

Yes I watched, it was hilarious.
They eat life...sperm!!

mmmm i love you.
let's be girlfriends.
]I thought we aleady were :)
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Post by: Savannah on January 06, 2010, 05:30:06 PM
500 Days of Summer was excellent,it impressed me. I'd broken up with my bf a few days before watching this movie,so it made me cry a lot.
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on January 07, 2010, 06:07:49 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/76/Threecoloursposter.jpg/200px-Threecoloursposter.jpg)
3 Colours Trilogy

(http://chamonixvalleychalet.org/img/l_Paris_Texas.jpg)

and Paris Je T'aime

(http://www.iambo.com/blog/archives/paris%20je%20taime.jpg)

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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on January 07, 2010, 10:38:37 AM
I would have to agree with all of Johnny's suggestions above ^

I would also add 'Mysterious Skin' to the list. I watched it recently without really knowing what it was about and was in tears a few times because some of it is pretty brutal and hard to watch. It was really well made and directed I thought though and I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Johnny on January 07, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.

Yes I watched, it was hilarious.
They eat life...sperm!!

mmmm i love you.
let's be girlfriends.
]I thought we aleady were :)

We so are.
I'm just making it official.

sooooo wanna scissor?
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Post by: Cirque on January 07, 2010, 01:25:45 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.

Yes I watched, it was hilarious.
They eat life...sperm!!

mmmm i love you.
let's be girlfriends.
]I thought we aleady were :)

We so are.
I'm just making it official.

sooooo wanna scissor?

Oh totally, I just got my vag polished
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Post by: buttercup. on January 07, 2010, 01:39:05 PM

You forgot Saab & Volvo..... (They still have that at least for now...)

well, they're practically not really swedish anymore

however volvo was founded in my hometown and my heart tends to skip a beat or two when amanda sings about her volvo in the jeep song  :D

my car is a volvo.
mostly because it dropped from the universe at a good price.
but, still, I'm cool now right?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on January 07, 2010, 03:49:25 PM
Fuck Ellen Page!

And I don't mean that in a good way.

 >:(
What ya got against Ms. Page? O.o
...I'm seriously just curious.

I just think she's way overrated. I don't think she's a good actress and I dislike that everyone thinks she's ingenious after Juno. Hard Candy's been done before; I didn't think it was particularly good, either.

I liked Hard Candy, even if it did have some really glaring faults (like how did she manage to lift him onto the chair & put the noose on him when he was unconcious?) I thought the movie worked well.
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Post by: Johnny on January 07, 2010, 06:37:20 PM
Better than chocolate, I watched it last night.
Totally awsome.

Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.


Have you seen "A Dirty Shame" yet?

I think I'm just going to start calling it A Dirty Shane.

heh.

Yes I watched, it was hilarious.
They eat life...sperm!!

mmmm i love you.
let's be girlfriends.
]I thought we aleady were :)

We so are.
I'm just making it official.

sooooo wanna scissor?

Oh totally, I just got my vag polished

who's been polishing your vag?!

some small korean lady?
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Post by: CeeGBee on January 07, 2010, 07:09:43 PM

You forgot Saab & Volvo..... (They still have that at least for now...)

well, they're practically not really swedish anymore

however volvo was founded in my hometown and my heart tends to skip a beat or two when amanda sings about her volvo in the jeep song  :D

my car is a volvo.
mostly because it dropped from the universe at a good price.
but, still, I'm cool now right?
Clearly the already-cool car is made that much cooler by its driver.
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Post by: Cirque on January 08, 2010, 06:22:38 PM
Anyone know where I can watch The hanging garden online? I found it on youku but that takes like a million years to load.

I found it and I'm watching it now...it's heart breaking
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Post by: MeAndMyCharms on January 09, 2010, 10:19:24 PM
There are so many movies that I just absolutely love and catch watch over and over again, but my list will be too massive, so I'll just name a couple of the awesomest of awesome in..

Goodfellas
Casino
Downfall
Labyrinth
Pretty much most things by Tim Burton and John Waters, and
Showgirls. And I'm not even joking about this one. I cannot tell you how many times I've watched this, and I also own the VIP edition box set. It's one of my favourite possessions ever
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Post by: jumpcut on January 26, 2010, 03:33:29 PM
I love tons (literally, I've weighed them) of movies but here are 3 that I hold especially dear and think you might enjoy:

Nowhere
Thumbsucker
Wristcutters: A Love Story
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on January 27, 2010, 07:14:14 PM
Peter Pan, the 2003 version with Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Jason Isaacs.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE. It is so much better that the Disney version, and it's so amazing and beautiful.
Plus, the Jeremy Sumpter and Rachel Hurd-Wood have great chemistry.
WATCH IT.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. - I loved the book when I was younger, and this movie is really cute and funny. It is different from the book. There is still food raining from the sky, but they created a different storyline around an inventor, Flint Lockwood.
Princess Mononoke - The American script was actually written by Neil Gaiman, and it's an amazing, beautiful, heartfelt story.
Finding Neverland
What Dreams May Come - Major tear-jerker. The first half of the movie is dreadfully sad, but it's a good movie overall.
Almost Famous
Showgirls. And I'm not even joking about this one. I cannot tell you how many times I've watched this, and I also own the VIP edition box set. It's one of my favourite possessions ever
Agreed! I love this movie. I need to watch it again...
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 29, 2010, 01:20:02 AM
just watched "trick 'r treat (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2906784281/)" tonight.
that trailer makes it look a little hokey, but it was actually a really fun little halloween movie. basically a couple of vignettes woven together by some common threads; it was well-done and would be perfect to watch around halloween-time. also got acclaim from rue morgue.
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Post by: rory on February 08, 2010, 01:39:59 PM
Finally got round to watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind recently, which was really great, I'd definitely recommend it to those who haven't seen it.

One series of movies I'd always recommend is the Three Colours Trilogy; seriously the best movies ever (Three Colours Blue in particular is a masterpiece, but they're all brilliant).
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Post by: CeeGBee on February 08, 2010, 06:51:26 PM
Finally got round to watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind recently, which was really great, I'd definitely recommend it to those who haven't seen it.
Loved it.
Too sad.
Own it.
Might get around to watching it again someday.
Too sad.
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Post by: Indja on February 09, 2010, 05:07:26 AM
I saw Sherlock Holmes on Saturday with Roisiiiiin! Basically sweaty grubby hairy men blowing shit up. And one of them's Robert Downey JR. Nom nom nom.... xD
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on February 09, 2010, 06:48:28 AM
Finally got round to watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind recently, which was really great, I'd definitely recommend it to those who haven't seen it.
Loved it.
Too sad.
Own it.
Might get around to watching it again someday.
Too sad.

Yesssssss. That is my favourite movie ever. I ordered the 2 disc special dvd last night, actually. I already have access to a copy of the normal one, but apparently I love to waste my money.
 
I saw 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' last night and that was wonderful. Very sad but also...really good. Some parts of it dragged on a bit but after I finished watching it, I felt pretty good about it (I also felt like crying my eyes out. But mostly I was pretty happy).
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Post by: pawni on February 09, 2010, 01:29:16 PM
Sliding doors, if you like cheesy rom com's with surprising endings. I saw it when I was eight and it's still one of my favourite films (it's been 10 years. Shit?)

I saw Sherlock Holmes on Saturday with Roisiiiiin! Basically sweaty grubby hairy men blowing shit up. And one of them's Robert Downey JR. Nom nom nom.... xD
Oh yes it was om nom nom. Nom nom. Me and my Holmes-fanatic of a friend went to see it, and we were surprised at how the film didn't actually ruin the books. Which was good, of course. And Robert Downey Jr. is always a plus.
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Post by: Indja on February 09, 2010, 01:33:43 PM
I've not read any Sherlock Holmes books, I'll be honest - all my information about it comes from TV adaptations, that film and the fact House is based on him xD Are they good? should I bother?
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Post by: pawni on February 09, 2010, 01:44:28 PM
Ah, yes, you should. It was a long time ago I read them, actually, but I really liked them. I can't really say why I liked them, as every time I finish a book and put it back in my bookshelf I immediately forget everything about it. Which is probably why I've never excelled on book discussions in school.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on February 09, 2010, 01:46:51 PM
I've not read any Sherlock Holmes books, I'll be honest - all my information about it comes from TV adaptations, that film and the fact House is based on him xD Are they good? should I bother?

DUDE! Read them!
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Post by: Indja on February 09, 2010, 01:52:12 PM
I've not read any Sherlock Holmes books, I'll be honest - all my information about it comes from TV adaptations, that film and the fact House is based on him xD Are they good? should I bother?

DUDE! Read them!

DUDE! Calm down! xD Ok, on the recommendatyion of you two lovely Boxers, I shall.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on February 09, 2010, 02:55:21 PM
One series of movies I'd always recommend is the Three Colours Trilogy; seriously the best movies ever (Three Colours Blue in particular is a masterpiece, but they're all brilliant).

That's really weird, a friend of mine recommended these to me a while ago and I just got around to looking for them, they look really good.

Also, Cori. I didn't know Princess Mononoke was written by Neil Gaiman. I don't know if it was the American version I saw, but I love the version that I saw.

There are so many films in here that I just adore! I think people would just get annoyed if I seconded them all haha
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Post by: Matty on February 09, 2010, 04:11:18 PM
Sex Drive
K so it's not exactly an artistic spectacle of cinema, but it is one of the funniest sex comedies I've ever seen, and I would do naughty things to Clark Duke.
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Post by: spider jerusalem on February 09, 2010, 09:49:29 PM
Also, Cori. I didn't know Princess Mononoke was written by Neil Gaiman. I don't know if it was the American version I saw, but I love the version that I saw.

No. Who wrote Mononoke Hime was Hayao Miyazaki (watch his other animes. they are all amazing). Neil Gaiman wrote the translation with some adaptations. I think Wikipedia has a good article about this anime.


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Post by: Vinny on February 11, 2010, 07:11:17 PM
Off the top of my head, my top five favorite movies are, for obvious reasons, films I greatly recommend ;) - Almost Famous, Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Serenity. I'd also recommend Zodiac and the ridiculously awesome Let The Right One In.
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Post by: FrailAndBedazzled on February 18, 2010, 10:41:05 AM
I am here to recommend to you a favorite movie of mine and my mother's.  We watch it together for a family bonding experience.  So many happy memories were had watching this movie.  We can quote pretty much the whole thing. 
That movie: Wag the Dog.  Political comedy with Dustin Hoffman, Robert Deniro, Anne Heche, and possibly the best casting director ever.  Fun fact: it's about covering up a sex scandal between the president, who is up for reelection, and a Firefly Girl with a fake war.  It came out two weeks before the Monica Lewinski thing ever happened.  I find this hilarious.
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Post by: slyvia k on February 19, 2010, 05:53:01 AM
ONCE

the sweetest (but not in a soppy way...sweet in an adorably heartbreaking way) movie i've ever seen.

mr spielberg said "A little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year"

watch it please fucking do yourself a favour and watch it!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on February 19, 2010, 09:06:12 AM
ONCE

the sweetest (but not in a soppy way...sweet in an adorably heartbreaking way) movie i've ever seen.

mr spielberg said "A little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year"

watch it please fucking do yourself a favour and watch it!
I agree. Great soundtrack, too. I believe the two are working on another record now, or it's just out or something.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on February 19, 2010, 01:42:42 PM
ONCE

the sweetest (but not in a soppy way...sweet in an adorably heartbreaking way) movie i've ever seen.

mr spielberg said "A little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year"

watch it please fucking do yourself a favour and watch it!

Watching that film was a little odd, cos I've been to a lot of the places featured in the film a lot of times.
It was a lovely story though :)

Also, if you didn't know, Glen Hansard is the lead singer of a band called The Frames.
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Post by: jumpcut on February 19, 2010, 05:06:12 PM
KAMIKAZE GIRLS

I haven't read the book, or the manga based on the book, but I saw this movie a few months ago and absolutely fell in love. Watch it!
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Post by: Sarah Doll on February 19, 2010, 05:13:11 PM
^ I seen the start of it a while ago. I was enjoying it but had to go to sleep. Twas on real late and I was trashed. :'( It'll be viewed at some point though!

Swimming With Sharks

Fiiinnallyy watched it today! Absolutely brilliant. Can't go wrong with Kevin Spacey really.. And a little bit of Benicio Del Toro!  ^-^
Highly recommended!
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Post by: overratedtoejam on February 20, 2010, 02:57:33 AM
One series of movies I'd always recommend is the Three Colours Trilogy; seriously the best movies ever (Three Colours Blue in particular is a masterpiece, but they're all brilliant).

That's really weird, a friend of mine recommended these to me a while ago and I just got around to looking for them, they look really good.

Also, Cori. I didn't know Princess Mononoke was written by Neil Gaiman. I don't know if it was the American version I saw, but I love the version that I saw.

There are so many films in here that I just adore! I think people would just get annoyed if I seconded them all haha

i love princess mononoke. it's definitely one of my favorites. SEE IT.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on February 23, 2010, 02:14:14 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/inside-movie-poster1.jpg)

Yet another French masterpiece.
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Post by: Savannah on February 23, 2010, 05:43:18 PM
Precious has been the best movie i've seen this year. It's quite dramatic and realistic,such an amazing story,such an amazing casting...
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Post by: Mockery on February 24, 2010, 09:43:15 PM
The Princess and the Frog! Watch here to see why you should see this wonderful movie. 7 Reasons to See Princess and the Frog. (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/goggles/quickies/15670-ep003)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 02, 2010, 11:26:24 AM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Rec_2_4.jpg)

I thought [REC] was without a doubt the best claustrophobic, atmospheric, tense & make you jump out of your seat creepfest for the last 20 odd years. So I was less than enthusiastic about this sequel.
While not the masterpiece it's predecessor was, [REC]2 works & the last 3rd of the film is awesome. The characters are not as well played out & some of the shock/jump tension is lessened because having seen the first you know what your in for. But the story is expanded & taken to a new level. The ending is stunning & sets up [REC]3 perfectly.
If you have seen [REC] see this now. If not see [REC] then watch this. Both films aside from a few French horrors (Haute Tension, Frontiers, Martyrs) are head & shoulders above anything else around.
Please don't even mention the lame as fuck hollywood remake (Quarantine)
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 02, 2010, 12:59:36 PM
Too late, you already mentioned it...
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on March 02, 2010, 01:33:26 PM
Hero.
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Post by: Vinny on March 02, 2010, 04:07:14 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Rec_2_4.jpg)

I thought [REC] was without a doubt the best claustrophobic, atmospheric, tense & make you jump out of your seat creepfest for the last 20 odd years. So I was less than enthusiastic about this sequel.
While not the masterpiece it's predecessor was, [REC]2 works & the last 3rd of the film is awesome. The characters are not as well played out & some of the shock/jump tension is lessened because having seen the first you know what your in for. But the story is expanded & taken to a new level. The ending is stunning & sets up [REC]3 perfectly.
If you have seen [REC] see this now. If not see [REC] then watch this. Both films aside from a few French horrors (Haute Tension, Frontiers, Martyrs) are head & shoulders above anything else around.
Please don't even mention the lame as fuck hollywood remake (Quarantine)

I'm quite interested in this one. Although I didn't think the first film was a masterpiece, I did find it to be thoroughly enjoyable and downright scary at times.

Someone in a different forum said something to the effect that [REC] 2 was to [REC] what Aliens was to Alien. And seriously, how cool is that for a praise?
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 02, 2010, 04:42:19 PM

I'm quite interested in this one. Although I didn't think the first film was a masterpiece, I did find it to be thoroughly enjoyable and downright scary at times.

Someone in a different forum said something to the effect that [REC] 2 was to [REC] what Aliens was to Alien. And seriously, how cool is that for a praise?

[REC] IMHO was a masterpiece because it managed to breath life into the zombie (strictly speaking it's not a zombie film) genre (if you will excuse the pun) There hasn't been a decent movie in that genre since Dellamorte Dellamore. 28 Days later tried but after a promising opening it became utter shite. The Dawn of The Dead remake was ok but still a remake. Those films aside it's been an endless stream of poor Romero rip offs & two less than wonderful films from Romero himself.
 More importantly it held the tension & atmosphere & cranked them to the extreme. Not since Suspiria has a film managed that. Haute Tension kept the tension taut & films like The Descent have had incredible jump out of your seat moments (the infra red crawler reveal) but never kept that level of unease for the length of the movie, [REC] did. From the moment Alex drops into the lobby your on edge, by the time Angela & Pablo reach the penthouse the tension is immense.
The Aliens comparison is maybe unfair, Aliens was a completely different film to Alien. [REC] & [REC]2 are similar, especially in the first 40mins of the sequel. It's then that the whole film takes a leftfield turn & stands up in it's own right.
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Post by: Vinny on March 02, 2010, 06:23:52 PM

I'm quite interested in this one. Although I didn't think the first film was a masterpiece, I did find it to be thoroughly enjoyable and downright scary at times.

Someone in a different forum said something to the effect that [REC] 2 was to [REC] what Aliens was to Alien. And seriously, how cool is that for a praise?

[REC] IMHO was a masterpiece because it managed to breath life into the zombie (strictly speaking it's not a zombie film) genre (if you will excuse the pun) There hasn't been a decent movie in that genre since Dellamorte Dellamore. 28 Days later tried but after a promising opening it became utter shite. The Dawn of The Dead remake was ok but still a remake. Those films aside it's been an endless stream of poor Romero rip offs & two less than wonderful films from Romero himself.
 More importantly it held the tension & atmosphere & cranked them to the extreme. Not since Suspiria has a film managed that. Haute Tension kept the tension taut & films like The Descent have had incredible jump out of your seat moments (the infra red crawler reveal) but never kept that level of unease for the length of the movie, [REC] did. From the moment Alex drops into the lobby your on edge, by the time Angela & Pablo reach the penthouse the tension is immense.
The Aliens comparison is maybe unfair, Aliens was a completely different film to Alien. [REC] & [REC]2 are similar, especially in the first 40mins of the sequel. It's then that the whole film takes a leftfield turn & stands up in it's own right.

I'm a huge fan of The Descent and 28 Days Later (shitty third act aside), actually. I would only really disagree with the fact that the former did keep me completely unease during all of its run. Also, I don't know which ending you saw, if the original one (i.e. UK ending) or the international ending, but the fact that I loved the original one so much is what kept me from watching The Descent 2. The sequel ignores the UK ending and starts with right where the international one left off.

And I think the rationale behind the guy who did the Alien/Aliens comparison with [REC]/[REC] 2 was how although the first movie has lots of scary and action moments, the sequel amps up the action without losing its horrific tone. Having not seen [REC] 2, I cannot comment on that myself.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 03, 2010, 11:55:32 AM

I'm a huge fan of The Descent and 28 Days Later (shitty third act aside), actually. I would only really disagree with the fact that the former did keep me completely unease during all of its run. Also, I don't know which ending you saw, if the original one (i.e. UK ending) or the international ending, but the fact that I loved the original one so much is what kept me from watching The Descent 2. The sequel ignores the UK ending and starts with right where the international one left off.

And I think the rationale behind the guy who did the Alien/Aliens comparison with [REC]/[REC] 2 was how although the first movie has lots of scary and action moments, the sequel amps up the action without losing its horrific tone. Having not seen [REC] 2, I cannot comment on that myself.

I'm a big fan of The Descent too & yes i'm in the UK so have seen the proper ending (in fact I think Neil Marshall is yet to make a bad movie) The plot for the sequel is dreadful & I for one won't be watching it. I just think that [REC] is a better suspense film than The Descent. To my mind where 28 Days Later fell flat on it's face was when the survivors met the army. Up till then it was a great movie. The deserted streets of London really gave the film an air of unease & the infected were great. My problem with it is this. No army squad will resort to rape & peodophillic rape after only 28 days without a woman. That was just stupid & ruined the whole movie. Speaking of endings, I wonder how many people have seen the real ending to 28 Days Later. The one after all the end credits have finished, the bleak one. That ending really works.
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Post by: Vinny on March 03, 2010, 12:32:00 PM
I'm a big fan of The Descent too & yes i'm in the UK so have seen the proper ending (in fact I think Neil Marshall is yet to make a bad movie) The plot for the sequel is dreadful & I for one won't be watching it. I just think that [REC] is a better suspense film than The Descent. To my mind where 28 Days Later fell flat on it's face was when the survivors met the army. Up till then it was a great movie. The deserted streets of London really gave the film an air of unease & the infected were great. My problem with it is this. No army squad will resort to rape & peodophillic rape after only 28 days without a woman. That was just stupid & ruined the whole movie. Speaking of endings, I wonder how many people have seen the real ending to 28 Days Later. The one after all the end credits have finished, the bleak one. That ending really works.

Didn't even know there was a post-credits ending for 28 Days Later. Will have to check that out, now. :)
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Post by: spider jerusalem on March 03, 2010, 02:08:52 PM
[REC] IMHO was a masterpiece


If we are talking about the original one.

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The Dawn of The Dead remake was ok but still a remake. Those films aside it's been an endless stream of poor Romero rip offs & two less than wonderful films from Romero himself.


I really liked Diary of The Dead.

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More importantly it held the tension & atmosphere & cranked them to the extreme. Not since Suspiria has a film managed that.



Which one is that? I always get confused with Argento's films.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 03, 2010, 02:46:26 PM
[REC] IMHO was a masterpiece


If we are talking about the original one.

Yes the original Spanish language film.

I really liked Diary of The Dead.

It was missing all the subtlty that made Romero's Dawn Of the Dead such a great movie.


Which one is that? I always get confused with Argento's films.


Suspiria was the movie set at the ballet school. Amazing use of colour, great soundtrack by Goblin & some truly stunning set pieces, like the films opening double murder with the stabed student's body crashing through the stained glass ceiling to impale her freind's body to the floor with pieces of broken glass.
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Post by: spider jerusalem on March 03, 2010, 02:59:56 PM
It was missing all the subtlty that made Romero's Dawn Of the Dead such a great movie.


I agree with that, though, it is way better than any more newer film of the genre. Plus, though it is missing the subtly, the film is well built and still has somewhat social observation. 



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Suspiria was the movie set at the ballet school. Amazing use of colour, great soundtrack by Goblin & some truly stunning set pieces, like the films opening double murder with the stabed student's body crashing through the stained glass ceiling to impale her freind's body to the floor with pieces of broken glass.



Thanks!

One of his best ones! I've watched it years ago and wasn't sure if it was this one. I want to re-watch it now. hehe! And I really need to watch Tenebre... (i know! this is a big failure)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 03, 2010, 03:13:59 PM
One of his best ones! I've watched it years ago and wasn't sure if it was this one. I want to re-watch it now. hehe! And I really need to watch Tenebre... (i know! this is a big failure)

All old Argento movies are great, Tenebrae is probably his best Giallo. Anything after Opera sadly isn't worth watching (especially The Stendhal Syndrome & The Card Player)
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Post by: MauraLeeBee on March 03, 2010, 06:24:58 PM
Definite Must Sees:

Imaginary Heroes: Possibly my favorite movie EVER. It's about a family that goes tumbling into modern suburban dysfunction after a family tragedy strikes them. It's from 2005 (I believe) and features Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, Ryan Donowho, and a few others. It's a great film, and it will make you both laugh and cry.

Donnie Darko: It's basically a whole "deep thinker" type film. Some people have to watch it a few times for it to make sense, but it's actually very good! In a nutshell, it's about this kid that, well, he hallucinates a creepy rabbit that gives him all of these messages about the world ending. I'd elaborate a bit more, but I don't want to give it away. Jake Gylennhaal (I hope that's how you spell it) and his sister Maggie are in it. Patrick Swayze was also in it. Great film. Awesome, awesome.

Train_Man: Into foreign films and aren't bothered by subtitles? Train_Man: Densha Otoko is a great film! It's based on a true story about a geek asking for advice on how to ask a girl out, what to do on a date, etc. on THE INTERNET, and getting this huge followup, giving people so much hope and faith they seem to lack, as far as we're able to tell. I absolutely love it. Watch it, even if you hate reading subtitles. It's totally worth it.

Kamikaze Girls: Another Japanese film with subtitles. It's a bit odd, and choppy, but cute. It's about a gang member and this lolita meet and build a friendship as they go on journeys together, both physical and emotional. It's a really sweet film, as bizarre as it gets at times. :)

I think that's it for now.... I might post more at another time.

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Post by: CeeGBee on March 03, 2010, 07:36:13 PM
Donnie Darko: It's basically a whole "deep thinker" type film. Some people have to watch it a few times for it to make sense, but it's actually very good! In a nutshell, it's about this kid that, well, he hallucinates a creepy rabbit that gives him all of these messages about the world ending. I'd elaborate a bit more, but I don't want to give it away. Jake Gylennhaal (I hope that's how you spell it) and his sister Maggie are in it. Patrick Swayze was also in it. Great film. Awesome, awesome.
I didn't dislike DD at all.  I'm pretty sure I've met the filmmaker a couple of times...

That said, if I ever think it "makes sense", I hope someone will have the good sense to lock me up.   :idiot2:
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 09, 2010, 01:41:52 AM
i'm sure i already said it but VELVET GOLDMINE because it's amazing and it's probably my favorite non tim burton film...also a movie i semi recently saw endless bummer with matthew lillard-it's fucking hilarious...that's all i can think of at the moment that i havent mentioned
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Post by: Ophelia on March 09, 2010, 06:07:03 AM
Girl Interupted
Donnie Darko
American Beauty
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1/2
Fight Club
Gia

 :) I dunno if these are already listed here, but what the heck, they're some of my favorite films  :D
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Post by: Vinny on March 09, 2010, 12:01:31 PM
Girl Interupted
Donnie Darko
American Beauty
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1/2
Fight Club
Gia

 :) I dunno if these are already listed here, but what the heck, they're some of my favorite films  :D

Never watched Girl Interrupted, American Beauty or Pulp Fiction. Will rectify this when those titles come out on Blu-Ray.

Yes, I'm spoiled by high-definition, sue me.
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Post by: Ophelia on March 09, 2010, 04:23:06 PM
Girl Interupted
Donnie Darko
American Beauty
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1/2
Fight Club
Gia

 :) I dunno if these are already listed here, but what the heck, they're some of my favorite films  :D

Never watched Girl Interrupted, American Beauty or Pulp Fiction. Will rectify this when those titles come out on Blu-Ray.

Yes, I'm spoiled by high-definition, sue me.

Hahaha. Ironic as those are the best from My list I think :D And can you belive I have never actually watched anything on blue ray? ahh
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 09, 2010, 04:23:51 PM
i fucking love fight club!!
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Post by: Ophelia on March 09, 2010, 04:29:28 PM
i fucking love fight club!!

YAAAAY :D

I Am Jack's Smirking Revenge  ;D
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 09, 2010, 04:31:24 PM
i fucking love fight club!!

YAAAAY :D

I Am Jack's Smirking Revenge  ;D

i like to say things like that a lot and people look at me like i'm nuts...i also constantly try to make plans of blowing up places with soap  O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 09, 2010, 04:37:13 PM
i fucking love fight club!!

YAAAAY :D

I Am Jack's Smirking Revenge  ;D

i like to say things like that a lot and people look at me like i'm nuts...i also constantly try to make plans of blowing up places with soap  O0

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 09, 2010, 05:08:51 PM
i fucking love fight club!!

YAAAAY :D

I Am Jack's Smirking Revenge  ;D

i like to say things like that a lot and people look at me like i'm nuts...i also constantly try to make plans of blowing up places with soap  O0

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken


i would just like to point out that i put that up on facebook, and my extremely christian cousin-in-law liked it and thought it was hilarious, i partially wanted to tell her what movie it was from knowing she would then not like it, but i decided that might be to mean

but remember: we are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 09, 2010, 05:11:49 PM
but remember: we are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world

I know this, because Tyler knows this.
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Post by: Ophelia on March 09, 2010, 05:15:15 PM
but remember: we are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world

I know this, because Tyler knows this.

You are not a beautiful of unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

:D
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 09, 2010, 05:17:21 PM
but remember: we are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world

I know this, because Tyler knows this.

You are not a beautiful of unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

:D

Slide
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Post by: Ophelia on March 09, 2010, 05:20:50 PM
but remember: we are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world

I know this, because Tyler knows this.

You are not a beautiful of unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

:D

Slide

She used to be a lovely charming girl. She lost faith in herself! She's a monster! Infectious human waste! Good luck trying to save her!!!
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 09, 2010, 06:58:35 PM
but remember: we are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world

I know this, because Tyler knows this.

You are not a beautiful of unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

:D

Slide

She used to be a lovely charming girl. She lost faith in herself! She's a monster! Infectious human waste! Good luck trying to save her!!!

With a gun barrel between your teeth, you only speak in vowels.
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Post by: Vinny on March 11, 2010, 10:17:59 AM
Trick 'r Treat
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 11, 2010, 02:21:30 PM
Trick 'r Treat

this one? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862856/
i actually recommended it several pages back, that's cool that you've seen it too! :)
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Post by: Vinny on March 11, 2010, 03:18:42 PM
Tis the one. Rewatched it yesterday and I still love it as much as I did first time around (Halloween '09). This year I'm gonna start what I hope to be a tradition of watching both Trick 'r Treat and the original, John Carpenter's Halloween as my own form of celebrating the day, since people don't really celebrate Halloween in Brazil.
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Post by: Mockery on March 12, 2010, 04:12:46 PM
Trick 'r Treat
I have been wanting to see that.
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Post by: tw2113 on March 13, 2010, 02:21:40 PM
Could have sworn I had a copy of Trick Or Treat on one of my computers, but maybe not
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Post by: buttercup. on March 13, 2010, 04:20:28 PM
More recent movies I love:
Shutter Island
Whip It (though, for some reason, I don't suggest it often)
Away We Go
Milk

Old Movies:
Black Mail
To have and To Have Not
The Big Sleep
Psycho
Marnie

Other:
Mirrormask
Hook
Tank Girl
First Wives Club (I quote this movie way too much)
Elephant
Last Days


that's just off the top of my head for now.
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Post by: Johnny on March 14, 2010, 09:03:26 PM
More recent movies I love:
Shutter Island
Whip It (though, for some reason, I don't suggest it often)
Away We Go
Milk

Old Movies:
Black Mail
To have and To Have Not
The Big Sleep
Psycho
Marnie

Other:
Mirrormask
Hook
Tank Girl
First Wives Club (I quote this movie way too much)
Elephant
Last Days


that's just off the top of my head for now.


i could watch that movie everyday
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Post by: hashafla on March 14, 2010, 09:13:39 PM
May
It's Pat
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Post by: CottonCandy on March 15, 2010, 05:20:40 PM
Just watched Let The Right One In and would definitely recommend it. A swedish film with a 12-year-old Oskar making friends with a girl vampire, a different take on the oh-so-now vampire trend. The only annoyance I have is that they're making a remake out of it -I fear it'll go to a generic horror film, and not capture the delicate friendship in the same way.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 15, 2010, 05:23:12 PM
May

Great movie!  O0
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 15, 2010, 05:26:24 PM
i was watching the fifth element last night i FUCKING LOVE IT!!! so if you havent seen it you should
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Post by: hashafla on March 16, 2010, 03:59:16 PM
brain doners
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Post by: my beautiful idiot on March 16, 2010, 04:05:10 PM
May

Great movie!  O0

I just saw that last week, thanks to the Logo channel. It's disturbing, but in a good, quirky sort of way. :)



A few of my favorites, and would suggest to others:

The Science of Sleep
Away We Go
Edward Scissorhands
About A Boy
Grey Gardens
North by Northwest


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Post by: Vinny on March 16, 2010, 09:59:47 PM
Edward Scissorhands

Yes, yes, yes!
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Post by: absynth aura on March 17, 2010, 12:52:11 AM
Just watched Let The Right One In and would definitely recommend it. A swedish film with a 12-year-old Oskar making friends with a girl vampire, a different take on the oh-so-now vampire trend. The only annoyance I have is that they're making a remake out of it -I fear it'll go to a generic horror film, and not capture the delicate friendship in the same way.
I absolutely love this movie. They stuck to the book really well, which I was soooooo pleased about.
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 17, 2010, 01:03:51 AM
Just watched Let The Right One In and would definitely recommend it. A swedish film with a 12-year-old Oskar making friends with a girl vampire, a different take on the oh-so-now vampire trend. The only annoyance I have is that they're making a remake out of it -I fear it'll go to a generic horror film, and not capture the delicate friendship in the same way.
I absolutely love this movie. They stuck to the book really well, which I was soooooo pleased about.

i just started reading the book the other day (after having seen the movie) and i love it already, just as much as i loved the movie. i'm also fearful about a remake. if i remember hearing correctly, it's an american remake, which will invariably try to capitalize on the current vampire trend and turn it into something that completely misses the point. i think the movie they already made was just about perfect - no need to mess with perfection.
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Post by: absynth aura on March 17, 2010, 01:48:27 AM
My thoughts exactly. That's why I'm concerned about The Historian being made into a movie.
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 17, 2010, 03:26:55 AM
Edward Scissorhands

Yes, yes, yes!

i suggest anything that involves tim burton at all
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Post by: my beautiful idiot on March 17, 2010, 03:36:39 AM
I forgot to mention Big Fish on my list as well. Between that and Edward Scissorhands, those are some of his greatest works.

I also forgot about Trick. What an adorable, feel good, movie that is. And Christian Campbell is wicked adorable in it too!
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Post by: CottonCandy on March 17, 2010, 07:35:06 AM
Just watched Let The Right One In and would definitely recommend it. A swedish film with a 12-year-old Oskar making friends with a girl vampire, a different take on the oh-so-now vampire trend. The only annoyance I have is that they're making a remake out of it -I fear it'll go to a generic horror film, and not capture the delicate friendship in the same way.
I absolutely love this movie. They stuck to the book really well, which I was soooooo pleased about.

i just started reading the book the other day (after having seen the movie) and i love it already, just as much as i loved the movie. i'm also fearful about a remake. if i remember hearing correctly, it's an american remake, which will invariably try to capitalize on the current vampire trend and turn it into something that completely misses the point. i think the movie they already made was just about perfect - no need to mess with perfection.

The remake is going to be set in New Mexico. Oskar will be called Oscar and Eli will be called Abbey. The guy who directs it, is the guy who did Cloverfield. Safe to say you need to boycott it.
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Post by: FrailAndBedazzled on March 17, 2010, 12:54:33 PM
Two movies I love that everyone should see: Arthur and Clue.

Largely because both of these movies are getting remade.  And I don't know why.  No one can top the original casting or scripting of either (Dudley Moore, John Gielgud and Liza Minelli in the former, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Anne Warren and Michael McKean in the latter)
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 17, 2010, 01:23:34 PM
Two movies I love that everyone should see: Arthur and Clue.

Largely because both of these movies are getting remade.  And I don't know why.  No one can top the original casting or scripting of either (Dudley Moore, John Gielgud and Liza Minelli in the former, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Anne Warren and Michael McKean in the latter)
....but did they have to murder poor little Jane Wiedlin?
What did she ever do to anyone?

Oh, if you liked "Clue", you migh also want to check out "Murder By Death"...
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Post by: hashafla on March 17, 2010, 04:49:02 PM
being st. patty's day.... the boondock saints is in order i do say so
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Post by: absynth aura on March 17, 2010, 06:18:00 PM
These have probably been mentioned here, but I'm not trawling through 64 pages to find out.

Sin City, and Gladiator

Oh and if you like fantasy vampires etc, then Night Watch and Day Watch are recommended, if you can forgive the shoddy translation from russian.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 18, 2010, 06:07:39 PM
These have probably been mentioned here, but I'm not trawling through 64 pages to find out.

Sin City, and Gladiator

Oh and if you like fantasy vampires etc, then Night Watch and Day Watch are recommended, if you can forgive the shoddy translation from russian.

Your other choices are excellent but Gladiator was an appalling movie.
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 21, 2010, 12:22:36 AM
the proposal, saw it last night and thought it was fucking funny as hell (and i hate romantic comedy/chick flick type things) here is a clip to convince you how awesome this movie is (dont worry no spoilers) although they took out my favorite line that's right after this clip :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0BbQU7JLXg&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0BbQU7JLXg&NR=1)
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Post by: Sarah Doll on March 21, 2010, 01:31:23 PM
Two movies I love that everyone should see: Arthur and Clue.

Largely because both of these movies are getting remade.  And I don't know why.  No one can top the original casting or scripting of either (Dudley Moore, John Gielgud and Liza Minelli in the former, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Anne Warren and Michael McKean in the latter)

CLUE!!!
I friggin looooooooove this movie!!!
Curry and Lloyd... :love5: :love5: :love5: :love5:
Brilliant movie. Shame I've never played the game... deprived of board games :'(
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Post by: absynth aura on March 22, 2010, 12:44:47 AM
These have probably been mentioned here, but I'm not trawling through 64 pages to find out.

Sin City, and Gladiator

Oh and if you like fantasy vampires etc, then Night Watch and Day Watch are recommended, if you can forgive the shoddy translation from russian.

Your other choices are excellent but Gladiator was an appalling movie.

Oh no, really? I absolutely love that movie. But only in the right setting. Big TV, with a good surround sound system
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 22, 2010, 04:22:48 AM
clue is the best board game ever, i dont think i've ever lost
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Post by: Matty on March 22, 2010, 01:12:21 PM
I just saw Milk, that was fucking awesome. Got a lil teary.
Also, I just saw World's Greatest Dad, that movie was fuckin amazingly fucked up! It was a buyer too.
I also just bought one of my childhood favorites, Casper! It's still good too!


And I havn't actually seen the movie, but I love this trailer, and would urge others to see it. Hell, I'd fuckin buy this trailer on DVD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_9FZ1463sw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_9FZ1463sw) (no embed :p)
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Post by: absynth aura on March 22, 2010, 05:03:27 PM
^ That looks fucking mean. I wanna see that now.


For a bit of anime. I'd recommend Grave of the Fireflies, it's guaranteed to conjure up a few tears
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Post by: Vinny on March 22, 2010, 05:37:20 PM
I also just bought one of my childhood favorites, Casper! It's still good too!

Favorite movie when I was kid. I developed a hardcore crush on Christina Ricci, and fantasized about marrying her for years. Plus, I wanted to live at Casper's place. Own it on DVD.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 23, 2010, 05:20:25 PM
Hard to find 80s film but totally awesome.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/dudes1.jpg)

Jon Cryer & Flea in a comedy punk western. Great soundtrack.

The opening scene with The Vandals playing Urban Struggle live

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/CZWw_otzGfg
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on March 23, 2010, 08:07:56 PM
I just saw Milk, that was fucking awesome. Got a lil teary.
I LOVE MILK.
It's so sad and beautiful.
And the part in the end when they show real footage of the candlelight vigil...oh man, I was getting so teary.
He seems like a guy that could have really changed some things.....
 :-\
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Post by: pawni on March 23, 2010, 09:25:01 PM
I was reminded of an animated movie I first saw when I was very young - The Secret of NIMH. It's the first film that Don Bluth Productions released and it's VERY underrated. I've still got it on VHS tape and watch it from time to time.
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 23, 2010, 09:58:53 PM
I was reminded of an animated movie I first saw when I was very young - The Secret of NIMH. It's the first film that Don Bluth Productions released and it's VERY underrated. I've still got it on VHS tape and watch it from time to time.

every once in a while they play that on either disney or cartoon network, i forget which, but it is a cute movie, although i prefer once upon a forest
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Post by: FrailAndBedazzled on March 24, 2010, 11:54:03 AM
I used to love the NIMH books when I was a kid.  I actually did not know there were movies until last year.
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Post by: Matty on March 28, 2010, 01:59:23 PM
I love that movie! Don Bluth is amazing! His movies are way better than any Disney flick!
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 28, 2010, 04:30:28 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie
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Post by: Indja on March 28, 2010, 04:43:40 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 28, 2010, 06:01:16 PM
I saw 'Kick Ass' the other night.
Holy crap it was good.
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Post by: Matty on March 28, 2010, 10:10:33 PM
I saw 'Kick Ass' the other night.
Holy crap it was good.

!!! Damn you, are you from the UK or something? I want to see it so bad!
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on March 29, 2010, 11:44:19 AM
see kick-ass it's an amusing take on the vigilante/superhero theme
and if you don't mind seeing Jim Carrey fuck some muscular dude then go see 'I love you Phillip Morris'.
(lets face it nobody wants to see jim carrey having sex)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 29, 2010, 12:17:33 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.

Danny Boyle's movies with the exception of Trainspotting & Shallow Grave are wank. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, all utter shite.
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Post by: Indja on March 29, 2010, 03:36:10 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.

Danny Boyle's movies with the exception of Trainspotting & Shallow Grave are wank. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, all utter shite.

Mew mew mew I'm Chris and I hate everything. ;) I really like him, but I did think that Shallow Grave is the most Trainspottingish so that's why I recommended it and not, say, Millions xD
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 29, 2010, 03:48:49 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.

Danny Boyle's movies with the exception of Trainspotting & Shallow Grave are wank. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, all utter shite.

Mew mew mew I'm Chris and I hate everything. ;) I really like him, but I did think that Shallow Grave is the most Trainspottingish so that's why I recommended it and not, say, Millions xD

I don't hate everything, just most things. But seriously have you even sat through Sunshine? I would rather piss glass than sit through that movie again. I couldn't even get to the end of The Beach. Ok he is no Uwe Bolle but his films pretty much suck balls.
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Post by: Indja on March 29, 2010, 03:52:50 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.

Danny Boyle's movies with the exception of Trainspotting & Shallow Grave are wank. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, all utter shite.

Mew mew mew I'm Chris and I hate everything. ;) I really like him, but I did think that Shallow Grave is the most Trainspottingish so that's why I recommended it and not, say, Millions xD

I don't hate everything, just most things. But seriously have you even sat through Sunshine? I would rather piss glass than sit through that movie again. I couldn't even get to the end of The Beach. Ok he is no Uwe Bolle but his films pretty much suck balls.

Sunshine was indeed bollocks - no argument from me there - and I've not seen the Beach but it's got Leofucktard in it so no, no, nooo. I'm not saying he's the greatest director evar xD But I really like a lot of the choices he makes and his attitude to film-making and things, and I genuinely do love Millions and Slumdog Millionaire.
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Post by: jumpcut on March 29, 2010, 04:02:22 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.

Danny Boyle's movies with the exception of Trainspotting & Shallow Grave are wank. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, all utter shite.

Mew mew mew I'm Chris and I hate everything. ;) I really like him, but I did think that Shallow Grave is the most Trainspottingish so that's why I recommended it and not, say, Millions xD

I don't hate everything, just most things. But seriously have you even sat through Sunshine? I would rather piss glass than sit through that movie again. I couldn't even get to the end of The Beach. Ok he is no Uwe Bolle but his films pretty much suck balls.

Sunshine was indeed bollocks - no argument from me there - and I've not seen the Beach but it's got Leofucktard in it so no, no, nooo. I'm not saying he's the greatest director evar xD But I really like a lot of the choices he makes and his attitude to film-making and things, and I genuinely do love Millions and Slumdog Millionaire.

I could only make it through the first ten minutes of Sunshine before I turned it off. Good to know I didn't miss anything.
The Beach is one of those movies that's so bad it's good. At least I think so. Of course I haven't seen it in years and the two times I did watch it I was either drunk or on drugs or both (who can remember?). But I was thoroughly entertained by how stupid it was both times. Good for a laugh.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 29, 2010, 04:03:10 PM
i saw trainspotting last night and i really really liked it!!! i found it entertaining although sad in the fact that if i had never met my hubby that my life would probably have been either like that or completely surrounded by people like that...but still very awesome movie

'Tis indeed ace. You might like Shallow Grave - it's by the same director, Danny Boyle, who is fucking ACE.

Danny Boyle's movies with the exception of Trainspotting & Shallow Grave are wank. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, all utter shite.

Mew mew mew I'm Chris and I hate everything. ;) I really like him, but I did think that Shallow Grave is the most Trainspottingish so that's why I recommended it and not, say, Millions xD

I don't hate everything, just most things. But seriously have you even sat through Sunshine? I would rather piss glass than sit through that movie again. I couldn't even get to the end of The Beach. Ok he is no Uwe Bolle but his films pretty much suck balls.

Sunshine was indeed bollocks - no argument from me there - and I've not seen the Beach but it's got Leofucktard in it so no, no, nooo. I'm not saying he's the greatest director evar xD But I really like a lot of the choices he makes and his attitude to film-making and things, and I genuinely do love Millions and Slumdog Millionaire.

I haven't seen either of those but neither really appeal to me. He just seems to make movies that have so much potential but allways seem to fall well short of what they could have been. But then again what do I know I got home from work & watched Emanulle & The Last Cannibals followed by Gutterballs!
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 29, 2010, 04:05:17 PM
I could only make it through the first ten minutes of Sunshine before I turned it off. Good to know I didn't miss anything.

Not only did you not miss anything, you saved 80 odd minutes of your life for more exciting things like watching paint dry or flies fuck.
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Post by: Indja on March 29, 2010, 04:14:53 PM
Whatty, I would not recommend you watch Millions and Slumdog xD They are just a bit too un-nasty. I mean, there's some horrible bits in Slumdog, but they're pretty soppy tbh.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on March 29, 2010, 04:21:29 PM
Whatty, I would not recommend you watch Millions and Slumdog xD They are just a bit too un-nasty. I mean, there's some horrible bits in Slumdog, but they're pretty soppy tbh.

I don't just watch nasty movies. I like some love stories like Betty Blue & I'm A Cyborg But It's Ok but Whatty doesn't do soppy or sentimental or slushy *shudders*

 :coolsmiley: :)
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 30, 2010, 03:41:40 AM
alice!! just FINALLY got to see it (we have no moneys) and it was brilliant, must make my meeting tim burton and him having me johnny depp and helena bonham carter be in all his movies for the rest of time plan work
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Post by: Indja on March 30, 2010, 07:58:30 AM
Whatty, I would not recommend you watch Millions and Slumdog xD They are just a bit too un-nasty. I mean, there's some horrible bits in Slumdog, but they're pretty soppy tbh.

I don't just watch nasty movies. I like some love stories like Betty Blue & I'm A Cyborg But It's Ok but Whatty doesn't do soppy or sentimental or slushy *shudders*

 :coolsmiley: :)

I know you don't just do nasty! I would never suggest that. But I do know that a movie about two little boys finding loads of money and being terribly funny and sweet with it probably wouldn't be up your street.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 30, 2010, 04:06:59 PM
Prophesy..... wonderful film with Christopher Walken at his best as the Archangel Gabriel and Vigo mortensen as a unique version of lucifer
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 30, 2010, 07:19:38 PM
Whatty, I would not recommend you watch Millions and Slumdog xD They are just a bit too un-nasty. I mean, there's some horrible bits in Slumdog, but they're pretty soppy tbh.

I don't just watch nasty movies. I like some love stories like Betty Blue & I'm A Cyborg But It's Ok but Whatty doesn't do soppy or sentimental or slushy *shudders*

 :coolsmiley: :)

'I'M A CYBORG..' IS AMAZING. I got it for Johnny for Christmas or something. It's so good.

that's all.
*shuffles off quietly*
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on March 30, 2010, 08:07:52 PM
Prophesy..... wonderful film with Christopher Walken at his best as the Archangel Gabriel and Vigo mortensen as a unique version of lucifer

great film. Shame about the sequels
lets not forget about Eric Stoltz tho :)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 01, 2010, 12:09:30 PM
Whatty, I would not recommend you watch Millions and Slumdog xD They are just a bit too un-nasty. I mean, there's some horrible bits in Slumdog, but they're pretty soppy tbh.

I don't just watch nasty movies. I like some love stories like Betty Blue & I'm A Cyborg But It's Ok but Whatty doesn't do soppy or sentimental or slushy *shudders*

 :coolsmiley: :)

'I'M A CYBORG..' IS AMAZING. I got it for Johnny for Christmas or something. It's so good.

that's all.
*shuffles off quietly*

It's a wonderful movie, I don't think a shot of a wine cork has ever mean't so much. Just a stunning piece of cinema.
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Post by: absynth aura on April 01, 2010, 06:09:40 PM
I saw Kick Ass last night.
Go and see it. It is amazing. Hilarious, action packed, got some romance, a little bit of drama. It's got everything.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 01, 2010, 06:39:48 PM
I saw Kick Ass last night.
Go and see it. It is amazing. Hilarious, action packed, got some romance, a little bit of drama. It's got everything.

I want to see Kick Ass.. purely because I fancy Jane Goldman.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 01, 2010, 06:41:18 PM
I really want to see 'Micmacs' when it comes to the Prince Charles Cinema (soon!)

I wait because I am cheap.
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Post by: Cirque on April 01, 2010, 08:02:59 PM
Just watched 'Dog Tags' and loved it.
Putting it on my list of 'gay movies I tell people to watch'
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Post by: buttercup. on April 02, 2010, 01:48:06 PM
FRANKLYN!
FRANKLYN!
FRANKLYN!
(http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/franklyn1-440x292.jpg)
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Post by: Indja on April 02, 2010, 01:58:34 PM
I really want to see 'Micmacs' when it comes to the Prince Charles Cinema (soon!)

I wait because I am cheap.

Aaaaah, I want to see it tooooo! I'm gonna wait until it's out on DVD though because I've missed it showing at the Cornerhouse in Manchester :( Ah well. My French class went to see it - and a bunch of the German class from the year below for some reason... - and Peter said it was incredible. And obv it has the father of my sluggy children in xD
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Post by: Holmes on April 03, 2010, 05:00:57 AM
KICK ASS WAS KICK ASS.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 16, 2010, 05:33:58 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/MIAM.jpg)

Probably the best of the infamous Guinea Pig series (Flowers Of Flesh & Blood is impressive too but deserves it's reputation) Simple story, good acting & a decent ending.

It's not an easy film to see if you are in The UK.
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Post by: Hush on April 20, 2010, 07:10:50 AM
I just watched 11:14 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0331811/) again last night. Kind of an odd little movie, but I love it.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CsD2GCA-L.jpg)
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Post by: Agonistes on April 20, 2010, 01:25:20 PM
HELLRIDE.
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Post by: absynth aura on April 21, 2010, 01:08:18 AM
HELLRIDE.

I have that on my laptop. I should get round to watching it.


PONYO!!!!! (i may have already mentioned this...)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 25, 2010, 03:39:38 AM
Been feeling ill all week so settled down to this awesome movie double bill last night.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/poster_vampire_girl_frankenstein_gi.jpg) (http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/suicide-club_b.jpg)

Suicide Club is a little on the slow side but worth seeing just for the train sequence alone & Vampire Girl Vs Frankenstein Girl is just awesome. Made by the same director as the insane Tokyo Gore Police, it just entertains from begining to end.
 O0 O0
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Post by: soulmate_me on April 26, 2010, 01:29:15 PM
i'd recommend Pi by darren aronofsky - really good film about religion and numbers, pretty hard to explain but really awesome

In The Loop - political comedy, very very good, especially Malcolm Tucker and his amazing rants...sweary but articulate
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Post by: overratedtoejam on April 26, 2010, 01:49:02 PM
i recently watched a fantastic german film called four minutes (vier minuten). watch it!

nowadays foreign films are the only thing that interest me. seriously, what the fuck happened to movies here? they're all poop.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 27, 2010, 12:29:31 PM
nowadays foreign films are the only thing that interest me. seriously, what the fuck happened to movies here? they're all poop.

Foreign films are prepared to take risks at the expense of putting bums on seats. Most mainstream studios will not take the risk. It's easier to put out another generic sequel or remake that they can count on a certain audience number to make them money.
Foreign movie makers will make original & boundary pushing movies & wait for word of mouth to sell their product over time. Classics like Martyrs, Oldboy, Battle Royale & [REC] were not overnight success's, they built their reputation slowly. But they will be around a hell of a lot longer than the latest mindless hollywood remake or game adaptation.
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Post by: CeeGBee on April 27, 2010, 12:49:10 PM
nowadays foreign films are the only thing that interest me. seriously, what the fuck happened to movies here? they're all poop.

Foreign films are prepared to take risks at the expense of putting bums on seats. Most mainstream studios will not take the risk. It's easier to put out another generic sequel or remake that they can count on a certain audience number to make them money.
Foreign movie makers will make original & boundary pushing movies & wait for word of mouth to sell their product over time. Classics like Martyrs, Oldboy, Battle Royale & [REC] were not overnight success's, they built their reputation slowly. But they will be around a hell of a lot longer than the latest mindless hollywood remake or game adaptation.
...and Hollywood makes shloads of movies, so the good ones made here, or in the UK
(or more accurately, made wherever by US/British studios) are obscured by the moutain
of mass-market mediocrity.

...and to be fair, I like premium steak with a perfectly-baked potato, but I like a burger & fries too...
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 27, 2010, 01:18:16 PM
nowadays foreign films are the only thing that interest me. seriously, what the fuck happened to movies here? they're all poop.

Foreign films are prepared to take risks at the expense of putting bums on seats. Most mainstream studios will not take the risk. It's easier to put out another generic sequel or remake that they can count on a certain audience number to make them money.
Foreign movie makers will make original & boundary pushing movies & wait for word of mouth to sell their product over time. Classics like Martyrs, Oldboy, Battle Royale & [REC] were not overnight success's, they built their reputation slowly. But they will be around a hell of a lot longer than the latest mindless hollywood remake or game adaptation.
...and Hollywood makes shloads of movies, so the good ones made here, or in the UK
(or more accurately, made wherever by US/British studios) are obscured by the moutain
of mass-market mediocrity.

...and to be fair, I like premium steak with a perfectly-baked potato, but I like a burger & fries too...

I agree, there are times I like watching something brainless but there is way too mch dross coming out of Hollywood. Of course there are exceptions like American History X, Memento & Se7en to name but a few, but these movies are in such a tiny minority now. Take the remake of Funny Games, it flopped badly because the "multiplex audience" just wasn't expecting anything like that & therefore the film sank without a trace at the box office. Yet Uwe Bolle & Paul W. Anderson (2 directors I wouldn't trust with a film rental suggestion) get budgets to make utter shite!
 I watched Suicide Club at the weekend (a Japanese movie) The film had me thinking for hours after. That's what Hollywood should be doing, making movies that stimulate & stay with you.
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Post by: Arianna on April 27, 2010, 02:38:54 PM
I watched Suicide Club at the weekend (a Japanese movie) The film had me thinking for hours after. That's what Hollywood should be doing, making movies that stimulate & stay with you.

But it's not for most people want. Most people want to hang with friends at multiplex, eat popcorn, laugh, and then forget what they just saw. :P There is just a biggest audience for the light-hearted, meaningless productions that allow you to STOP thinking and relax, actually. And we can't blame anyone for making what people actually want, in this case, all those stupid Hollywood movies about nothing.

Like CeeGBee said, foreign films can take that risk of not gaining millions of dollars and not being a great hit for the masses, and that's great that such movies exist. But also, I bet that if the productions of shitty comedies or action movies stopped, there would be A LOT more unhappy people than there are now. It's just impossible to make what's supposed to be independent mainstream. :P And, in fact, I'm pretty much happy with the way it is now, since even if those great, ambitious foreign movies are not in the cinemas, we can still see them anyhow. And if we want something light and stupid, we can go, eat popcorn and see it too. And we can consider ourselves cooler and all for watching not only that shit from Hollywood. Works for me  O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 27, 2010, 04:42:26 PM
I watched Suicide Club at the weekend (a Japanese movie) The film had me thinking for hours after. That's what Hollywood should be doing, making movies that stimulate & stay with you.

But it's not for most people want. Most people want to hang with friends at multiplex, eat popcorn, laugh, and then forget what they just saw. :P There is just a biggest audience for the light-hearted, meaningless productions that allow you to STOP thinking and relax, actually. And we can't blame anyone for making what people actually want, in this case, all those stupid Hollywood movies about nothing.

Like CeeGBee said, foreign films can take that risk of not gaining millions of dollars and not being a great hit for the masses, and that's great that such movies exist. But also, I bet that if the productions of shitty comedies or action movies stopped, there would be A LOT more unhappy people than there are now. It's just impossible to make what's supposed to be independent mainstream. :P And, in fact, I'm pretty much happy with the way it is now, since even if those great, ambitious foreign movies are not in the cinemas, we can still see them anyhow. And if we want something light and stupid, we can go, eat popcorn and see it too. And we can consider ourselves cooler and all for watching not only that shit from Hollywood. Works for me  O0

Of course there is a market for light hearted throwaway movies & there allways should be. Cinema should cater for all tastes & genres. But even if you take something more light hearted than some of the movies I have mentioned. One I'm A Cyborg But It's Ok (Japanese romantic comedy) is worth countless wank Jennifer Aniston movies.
 I totally agree in principal with what you are saying, it's the balence between mindless crap & movies with substance that is skewed too far to the crap side.
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Post by: Haushinka on April 28, 2010, 10:39:19 AM
Dead Snow
EIN ZWEI DIE!

in which a man chops his zombie bitten arm off, only to get bitten on the cock!

Oh, and NAZI ZOMBIES
http://www.youtube.com/v/ap4TiNIKQJ8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&



A little bit slow to actually show the zombies, but the last half hour more than makes up for it.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on April 28, 2010, 02:55:11 PM
Dead Snow
EIN ZWEI DIE!

It was very, very slow but hey it had Nazi Zombies in it!  O0
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Post by: CeeGBee on April 28, 2010, 11:39:57 PM
Dead Snow
EIN ZWEI DIE!

in which a man chops his zombie bitten arm off, only to get bitten on the cock!

Oh, and NAZI ZOMBIES
http://www.youtube.com/v/ap4TiNIKQJ8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&



A little bit slow to actually show the zombies, but the last half hour more than makes up for it.

    :headbang:
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Post by: jakepatch on April 29, 2010, 02:57:15 AM
Anything with John Cusack in it
Anything with Keanu Reeves in it.
All Kevin Smith movies
A Clockwork Orange
28 Days Later, and 28 Weeks Later
Blues Brothers
Monster's Ball
Many many more.....
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Post by: Haushinka on April 30, 2010, 09:07:41 AM
Anything with John Cusack in it
Anything with Keanu Reeves in it.

WHA?!
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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on April 30, 2010, 09:08:40 AM
not anything with them in but...
gross point blank has it's moments and the matrix was fun
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Post by: jakepatch on April 30, 2010, 11:54:43 AM
Devil's Advocate
Sweet November
Hardball
All good Keanu movies

But ok, War Inc. was a pretty bad Cusack movie :o
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Post by: CeeGBee on April 30, 2010, 02:20:58 PM
But ok, War Inc. was a pretty bad Cusack movie :o
For all that it's a oversimplified broad-brush indictment of the industry that keeps a
roof over your head (as I understand your earlier post), I liked it....
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 02, 2010, 12:08:07 AM
new movie-wise... 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' (Banksy documentary thing) and 'Micmacs' (new one from Jean-Pierre 'Amelie' Jeunet).

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Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 08, 2010, 08:29:21 PM
watching a random 90s film called naked and it's quite good in a bleak way.
lead character shares a similar wardrobe to Neil Gaiman :P
(http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/michaelwalford/2008/06/22/david_thewlis_in_naked.jpg)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 08, 2010, 09:18:01 PM
new movie-wise... 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' (Banksy documentary thing)

I want to see this so badly. Looks really rad. I believe it just recently opened in the downtown indie films theater...
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Post by: Gardenhead on May 08, 2010, 09:59:38 PM
I know this has been said 100 times in this thread but FIGHT CLUB! I thought I would hate it and it would be some cheesy boxing movie. I had been told how good it was so many times but never trusted that it would be. I love movies with narration and its so quoteable! And the whole phycological stuff.. its just awesome. "I am Jacks complete lack of surprise"

Also:
- Into the Wild. True story about a man who gives all his money to charity and goes to live in the wild in alaska. It has really nice bits about his relationships with people and (although I'm not into Eddie Vedder) the soundtrack fits really well.

-The Beach
- Rushmore

Has anyone read the books of any of these and are they worth reading after Ive seen the movie?
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 09, 2010, 01:31:45 AM
watching a random 90s film called naked and it's quite good in a bleak way.
lead character shares a similar wardrobe to Neil Gaiman :P
(http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/michaelwalford/2008/06/22/david_thewlis_in_naked.jpg)
Rather resembles that Remus Lupin fellow from the 'Arry Potter films....
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 23, 2010, 01:52:20 PM
Thirst

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/thirst-movie-poster.jpg)

Yet another masterpiece from Chan-Wook Park.
I'm begining to wonder if it's possible for him to make a bad movie.
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Post by: Devery on May 23, 2010, 02:08:21 PM
Thirst

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/thirst-movie-poster.jpg)

Yet another masterpiece from Chan-Wook Park.
I'm begining to wonder if it's possible for him to make a bad movie.


I really liked the ending of this one. 

Now, I need to get back to I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok, as I only had a chance to watch the beginning a while ago.  Perhaps a "revenge" night would be good, too.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 23, 2010, 02:49:22 PM

I really liked the ending of this one. 

Now, I need to get back to I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok, as I only had a chance to watch the beginning a while ago.  Perhaps a "revenge" night would be good, too.

I'm A Cyborg is a wonderful movie & I have had a couple of "Vengeance nights" Six hours of total movie heaven!  O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 28, 2010, 05:46:35 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/visitor-q.jpg)

Not a film for everyone but if like me you have a warped & dark sense of humour this film is genius.
The scene in the greenhouse had me crying with laughter & anyone who's seen this will know EXACTLY what i'm talking about.
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Post by: J_Beck on May 29, 2010, 12:29:06 AM
90's 2Pac movies, Gange Related, Poetic Justice (classic with Janet Jackson), Juice (Fuse plays it and it has Omar Epps), Above the Rim, Bullet all are great.

To stay with this theme there is Deep cover (with Jeff Goldblum), New Jack City (Chris Rock)

All but Poetic Justice (it has a very different feel, more of a road trip movie) are closest to Training Day so if you liked that check them out.
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Post by: absynth aura on May 29, 2010, 04:09:43 AM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: earthshine on May 29, 2010, 05:08:00 AM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It wasn't quite what I expected, but I think I enjoyed it more for that. Well worth seeing.
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Post by: absynth aura on May 29, 2010, 05:18:21 AM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It wasn't quite what I expected, but I think I enjoyed it more for that. Well worth seeing.
Exactly. I find that you can tell if a movie is good if you need to pee for more than half the movie, but can't go because you don't want to miss anything. Which I found with Robin Hood.
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Post by: earthshine on May 29, 2010, 05:27:25 AM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It wasn't quite what I expected, but I think I enjoyed it more for that. Well worth seeing.
Exactly. I find that you can tell if a movie is good if you need to pee for more than half the movie, but can't go because you don't want to miss anything. Which I found with Robin Hood.
My friend did go half way through. I think he picked a bad time, he missed so much I struggled to explain it all.
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Post by: Pelle on May 29, 2010, 05:35:17 AM

I really liked the ending of this one. 

Now, I need to get back to I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok, as I only had a chance to watch the beginning a while ago.  Perhaps a "revenge" night would be good, too.

I'm A Cyborg is a wonderful movie & I have had a couple of "Vengeance nights" Six hours of total movie heaven!  O0

 I thought I'm a Cyborg but that's okay was kind of tedious, but it had some brilliant scenes.

Just recently downloaded Sympathy for mr. vengeance.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 29, 2010, 01:21:04 PM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It wasn't quite what I expected, but I think I enjoyed it more for that. Well worth seeing.
Exactly. I find that you can tell if a movie is good if you need to pee for more than half the movie, but can't go because you don't want to miss anything. Which I found with Robin Hood.
My friend did go half way through. I think he picked a bad time, he missed so much I struggled to explain it all.
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Post by: earthshine on May 29, 2010, 02:22:08 PM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It wasn't quite what I expected, but I think I enjoyed it more for that. Well worth seeing.
Exactly. I find that you can tell if a movie is good if you need to pee for more than half the movie, but can't go because you don't want to miss anything. Which I found with Robin Hood.
My friend did go half way through. I think he picked a bad time, he missed so much I struggled to explain it all.
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Never again will you need to suffer through this situation, thanks to a (yes, real) website
that tells you when you can race off to the loo without missing any key plot-points, great
action sequences, or the bit where the leading lady shows her breasts.

Check it out:  http://runpee.com/ (http://runpee.com/)    O0

The site's operators hope this will make your moviegoing experience a more enjoyable one.
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*adds to favourites*
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Post by: absynth aura on May 30, 2010, 12:20:04 AM
I saw Robin Hood yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It wasn't quite what I expected, but I think I enjoyed it more for that. Well worth seeing.
Exactly. I find that you can tell if a movie is good if you need to pee for more than half the movie, but can't go because you don't want to miss anything. Which I found with Robin Hood.
My friend did go half way through. I think he picked a bad time, he missed so much I struggled to explain it all.
I was close to running off just before the beach scene. But I was so glad I didn't.

Haha man that site helps sooooo much.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 30, 2010, 03:55:08 PM
So I finally got around to watching:
(http://goregirl.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/dog-soldiers-dvd.jpg)

Possibly not the best [spoiler] werewolf (betcha didn't see THAT comin') movie ever, but entirely watchable.

Extra bonus (and I feel I'm due bonus nerd-points for noticing, even though I'm American), the
sergeant is played by Sean Pertwee, whose dad Jon played some "Doctor" on British TV...
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on May 30, 2010, 04:36:47 PM
So I finally got around to watching:
(http://goregirl.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/dog-soldiers-dvd.jpg)

Possibly not the best [spoiler] werewolf (betcha didn't see THAT comin') movie ever, but entirely watchable.

Extra bonus (and I feel I'm due bonus nerd-points for noticing, even though I'm American), the
sergeant is played by Sean Pertwee, whose dad Jon played some "Doctor" on British TV...

Awesome movie!
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Post by: Devery on June 03, 2010, 08:22:37 AM

I finally saw "Martyrs" last night.  I knew it was going to be bloody, but it went so far beyond that; it was just an amazing movie.  I was more or less numb for quite a while afterwards.  I won't recommend it, though, except to Somewhatty (who has, of course, already seen it).
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Post by: such a classic girl on June 03, 2010, 09:07:42 AM
I finally saw "Martyrs" last night.  I knew it was going to be bloody, but it went so far beyond that; it was just an amazing movie.  I was more or less numb for quite a while afterwards.  I won't recommend it, though, except to Somewhatty (who has, of course, already seen it).

one of my favourites, actually. ;)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 03, 2010, 01:54:10 PM
I finally saw "Martyrs" last night.  I knew it was going to be bloody, but it went so far beyond that; it was just an amazing movie.  I was more or less numb for quite a while afterwards.  I won't recommend it, though, except to Somewhatty (who has, of course, already seen it).

I own it on DVD too. It's a film that really grows on you. The ending really makes you think & it stays fresh even with repeated viewings. Quite possibly the best film of the new generation of French extreme horror, even outshining Haute Tension!

one of my favourites, actually. ;)

Have you seen Thirst yet?
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Post by: Sarah Doll on June 03, 2010, 02:19:35 PM
Dog Soldiers, gooood movie!
Been a few years since I seen it tho :-\
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Post by: marie_x on June 11, 2010, 05:43:49 PM
donnie darko
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Post by: Pelle on June 12, 2010, 11:38:02 AM
Sympathy for mr. vengeance

It's soo impressive. I just finished watching it, and it hurts.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 12, 2010, 05:01:44 PM
Sympathy for mr. vengeance

It's soo impressive. I just finished watching it, and it hurts.

Awesome movie, the other two films in the Vengeance trilogy are even better.
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Post by: Savannah on June 13, 2010, 05:19:33 PM
Léon - The Professional

It's an old one, i know. But i thought that maybe there are still some people who haven't watched it yet. It's one of my all time favourites, i never get bored of it even if i've already watched it for the 100th time.
go see : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/

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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 13, 2010, 09:31:41 PM
Oh my god,

The Fall. So, so good. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0LYcCoeJY

Erm... I completely forget how to post Flash... >.<
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Post by: CeeGBee on June 14, 2010, 12:45:15 AM
Oh my god,

The Fall. So, so good. 

http://www.youtube.com/v/iO0LYcCoeJY

Erm... I completely post Flash...  O0
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Post by: Pelle on June 14, 2010, 05:43:33 PM
Sympathy for mr. vengeance

It's soo impressive. I just finished watching it, and it hurts.

Awesome movie, the other two films in the Vengeance trilogy are even better.

I'm first going to watch Joint security area. But I'll watch those two as well.
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Post by: Devery on June 15, 2010, 12:41:34 PM

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Saw it at an old-fashioned type theater over the weekend.  I had already seen this movie (and the two sequels) at home, and am reading the books, but it was justsomuchbetter seeing it on the big screen.

As an added bonus, when I got in the concession line I saw Michael Moore over in a corner nook giving an interview.  At first, I thought he was sitting there alone and was going to go over and say "hi" but then I saw the camera and a couple of interviewers.  The next day, though, one of the people who saw the movie with me had to go back and get the purse she had forgotten.  Michael Moore was there again and she got to talk to him for awhile.  I should mention that this theater is kind of his theater, the one where a film festival is held every summer.
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Post by: slyvia k on June 15, 2010, 12:56:44 PM
the adventures of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT!


each time i see it i'm obsessed with it for weeks.  :love5: :love5:
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 15, 2010, 01:11:27 PM
Sympathy for mr. vengeance

It's soo impressive. I just finished watching it, and it hurts.

Awesome movie, the other two films in the Vengeance trilogy are even better.

I'm first going to watch Joint security area. But I'll watch those two as well.

Chan Woo Park is a genius, his latest movie Thirst is amazing. I would also recomend The Three Extremes. Park directs one segment as does Takeshi Miike, just awesome.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 15, 2010, 09:41:27 PM
Oh my god,

The Fall. So, so good. 

http://www.youtube.com/v/iO0LYcCoeJY

Erm... I completely post Flash...  O0
O0 Where would we be without Cee?
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Post by: Pelle on June 18, 2010, 05:20:38 AM
Sympathy for mr. vengeance

It's soo impressive. I just finished watching it, and it hurts.

Awesome movie, the other two films in the Vengeance trilogy are even better.

I'm first going to watch Joint security area. But I'll watch those two as well.

Chan Woo Park is a genius, his latest movie Thirst is amazing. I would also recomend The Three Extremes. Park directs one segment as does Takeshi Miike, just awesome.

Cool okay, I'll watch the 2 vengeance movies first and then watch those as well :)
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on June 18, 2010, 06:57:55 AM
Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl

I admit, it's probably not for everyones tastes and its odd as fuck, but I was thoroughly entertained.
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Post by: Indja on June 18, 2010, 12:32:12 PM
The Reflecting Skin. Made of WIN.
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on June 18, 2010, 05:55:16 PM
Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl

I admit, it's probably not for everyones tastes and its odd as fuck, but I was thoroughly entertained.

Loved it!
Puts a stupid smile on my face everytime I watch it.
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Post by: Cheddars Cousin on June 21, 2010, 01:53:33 PM
She's The Man!
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Post by: marie_x on June 29, 2010, 05:05:19 AM
fight club!
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Post by: Cirque on July 02, 2010, 10:43:26 AM
Just watched Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
It was awsome, especially the sound track.
Team Dresch playing over the ending scene and of course a lot of Sleater Kinney and Bikini kill through out, not forgetting the shot of the Tiger Trap album (even if it only lasted a second)
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on July 17, 2010, 07:23:14 AM
NOROI, The Curse

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/noroi.jpg)

 Incredible, multi-layered, Japanese creepfest. An investigative journalist is drawn into strange occurrences involving possession, demon rituals & psychic ability.The movie is shot in a documentary style & is close on two hours long but manages to tie several plotlines together that at first seem totally unrelated.
Highly recommended.
Keep watching as the end credits start as the truly creepy as fuck ending is shown in the middle of the end credits.
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Post by: MelKilledAFP on July 17, 2010, 09:29:26 AM
Quote

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
I couldn't possibly put it into words!

fucking...amazing.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 17, 2010, 11:40:47 AM
Inception was quite good. I'm not into mindless-explosion-shoot'em-up movies, but this action thriller is really intelligent and quick-paced. I would zone out for a second and miss something. It really requires full focus.

And, ya know... Ellen Page.  :)
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Post by: imaginary friend on July 17, 2010, 02:13:50 PM
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Lifeforce


 8)  8)

#@!
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Post by: RiverVox on July 18, 2010, 09:45:25 PM
Inception was quite good. I'm not into mindless-explosion-shoot'em-up movies, but this action thriller is really intelligent and quick-paced. I would zone out for a second and miss something. It really requires full focus.

And, ya know... Ellen Page.  :)

I thought Inception was brilliant. It might be up there with Blade Runner and the Matrix in my sci-fi universe, but I have to see it again. A few too many snowmobiles, but really breathtaking. I love films that make me think! I'm a fan of his film Momento too.
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Post by: Mette on July 19, 2010, 01:42:30 AM
Finding Nemo  O0
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Post by: imaginary friend on July 19, 2010, 12:31:05 PM
I haven't seen this yet (going on Wednesday) but it's by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, so you can't go wrong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSM2Xm5acL4

 :glasses9:

#@!
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Post by: ginntastic on July 20, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
Inception was quite good. I'm not into mindless-explosion-shoot'em-up movies, but this action thriller is really intelligent and quick-paced. I would zone out for a second and miss something. It really requires full focus.

And, ya know... Ellen Page.  :)

I thought Inception was brilliant. It might be up there with Blade Runner and the Matrix in my sci-fi universe, but I have to see it again. A few too many snowmobiles, but really breathtaking. I love films that make me think! I'm a fan of his film Momento too.

I was thinking the same thing about the snow mobiles ha.  Otherwise a great movie.  I'm going to see it again in IMAX.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 20, 2010, 11:33:17 PM
Just watched The Runaways. This one was surprisingly good to me, because I hadn't expected much out of Fanning, and I'd never seen anything with Stewart... but they did a very nice job in their roles.

If you're not a musician, I can see how it might be boring, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: imaginary friend on July 21, 2010, 07:29:25 PM
I haven't seen this yet (going on Wednesday) but it's by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, so you can't go wrong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSM2Xm5acL4

 :glasses9:

#@!

even better than I thought it would be!  :)

#@!
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Post by: Morpheus Laughing on July 24, 2010, 07:38:12 PM
Inception was quite good. I'm not into mindless-explosion-shoot'em-up movies, but this action thriller is really intelligent and quick-paced. I would zone out for a second and miss something. It really requires full focus.

And, ya know... Ellen Page.  :)

This might be a bit of premature recommendation but “Inception” is pretty good.

If I hadn’t been to the pub beforehand I’d know for sure about it but all I can say is that this is certainly a bit of food for thought and that makes it better than most films I’ve seen at the cinema (ever).
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Post by: Mandolin Rain on July 25, 2010, 06:10:12 PM
cashback: about an artist who's girlfriend broke up with him. british film. very interesting. lots of topless women.

audition: a japanese horror film. involves someone's limbs getting cut off with piano wire.

peter and vandy: a flim much like eternal sunshine of the spotless mind with tons of flashbacks. very sweet and real. :)
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Post by: Cirque on July 26, 2010, 02:26:24 PM
Just watched the original Carrie, sooooo good.

Does anyone else sympathise with her? or is that just me?
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 26, 2010, 03:29:14 PM
I haven't actually seen the movie, but I know the story. I think a lot of people do, right? I mean, those kids were jerks...
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Post by: Agonistes on July 28, 2010, 01:38:31 AM
i totally went to carrie's high school.  a shame i never developed telekinesis.
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Post by: yourworstfuckingnightmare on August 06, 2010, 02:46:53 AM
Just watched the original Carrie, sooooo good.

Does anyone else sympathise with her? or is that just me?

Haven't seen the movie, but enjoyed the book very much. I know it was supposed to be horror and everything, but I didn't find it scary or frightening, which is... well, supposed to be the point of horror. I found it saddening more than anything. Definitely not just you. Made me wonder about all the Carrie's in my life, unfortunately not gifted with telekinesis and not given the chance for revenge..
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Post by: lacrym0sa on August 06, 2010, 04:54:52 PM
here's my list of "must see" movies:

Female Agents
Amelie from Montmartre
The Reader
The Brave One
Coco Before Chanel
Monthy Phyton and the Holy Grail
anything with Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
Some Kind of Monster
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Post by: tanqgirl on August 06, 2010, 04:56:17 PM
i cant remember if i put it on here or not, and if i did i'm sorry but i dont feel like looking for it  :buck2:

it's technically just called: Lo

but it's easier to look it up by the name the demon lo
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Post by: Devery on August 16, 2010, 04:52:38 PM
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. 

I thought someone else mentioned it in this thread, but oh well.

Anyway, meet your new Lisbeth Salander, to be played by Rooney Mara (in a scene from the Nightmare on Elm Street remake):


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w280/devery_01/nightmare-on-elm-street-remake-new-2.jpg)
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Post by: Sarah Doll on August 16, 2010, 06:14:26 PM
obvious but needs to be said..
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 16, 2010, 10:47:57 PM
obvious but needs to be said..
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What she said.  O0
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 19, 2010, 05:27:07 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/aftermath-genesis.jpg)

Two short films directed by Nacho Cerda, one a tragic haunting masterpiece, the other... well... erm... astonishing & brilliant but certainly not easy viewing.
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Post by: tanqgirl on August 19, 2010, 07:17:18 PM
^^ that genesis movie is on netflix online and i always see it when looking at suggested movies, i may have to actually watch it now...
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Post by: Ecstasia on August 22, 2010, 11:37:40 PM
obvious but needs to be said..
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What she said.  O0

What they said.  How is this not doing better at the box office? It was awesome.
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Post by: absynth aura on August 23, 2010, 12:22:16 AM
obvious but needs to be said..
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What she said.  O0

What they said.  How is this not doing better at the box office? It was awesome.



Because that would imply that the majority of people in the country don't have taste :D
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 23, 2010, 02:08:39 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Shutter.jpg)
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Post by: Sarah Doll on August 23, 2010, 06:47:14 PM
Salt.
I really enjoyed it. I'm sooo glad it wasn't Tom Cruise. Plus.. eh, Angelina :love5:
I just hope they don't go for the Bourne trilogy deal.. Franchise would kinda ruin it..
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Post by: imaginary friend on August 23, 2010, 06:57:13 PM
did I already say Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow?

well, let me say it again.   :love5:

#@!
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Post by: tanqgirl on August 23, 2010, 10:11:43 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Shutter.jpg)

i'm assuming this isnt the american version because i saw that one and it wasnt very good...
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on August 24, 2010, 11:02:13 AM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Shutter.jpg)

i'm assuming this isnt the american version because i saw that one and it wasnt very good...

It's the Japanese original, I wouldn't soil my DVD player with a Hollywood remake.
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Post by: tanqgirl on August 24, 2010, 09:33:55 PM
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Somewhatdamaged_/Shutter.jpg)

i'm assuming this isnt the american version because i saw that one and it wasnt very good...

It's the Japanese original, I wouldn't soil my DVD player with a Hollywood remake.

haha i figured  O0
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Post by: tw2113 on August 25, 2010, 12:58:42 AM
I wager Scott Pilgrim will really take off once it hits stores. Much like Office Space.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 25, 2010, 08:30:13 AM
^ nice avatar. hahaha.

stuck in my head now  :D
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Post by: Half Mar on August 26, 2010, 04:44:59 PM
Just watched The Runaways. This one was surprisingly good to me, because I hadn't expected much out of Fanning, and I'd never seen anything with Stewart... but they did a very nice job in their roles.

If you're not a musician, I can see how it might be boring, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Just watched it too, and I basically have the same to say about it O0 Plus the fact that I'm slowly becoming a Kirsten Stewart fan I believe lol.
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Post by: Indja on August 27, 2010, 09:41:28 AM
Junebug. Watched it the other night - liked it a lot :)
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Post by: CeeGBee on October 22, 2010, 11:38:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ap4TiNIKQJ8

This was most entertaining.   O0
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Post by: Mettemae on October 23, 2010, 06:23:01 AM
Brotherhood (or Broderskab) is a Danish movie about two young neonazis, who fall in love with eachother and have to hide their homosexual relationship. It is amazing. And if you don't mind reading subtitles I think you'll enjoy it.
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Post by: Gardenhead on October 24, 2010, 07:07:52 PM
Imaginary Heroes
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Post by: CottonCandy on October 25, 2010, 03:31:42 AM
Junebug. Watched it the other night - liked it a lot :)

Oh god, I have that film but never got around seeing it... I got it from the poundland :D
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Post by: Indja on October 28, 2010, 08:33:49 AM
not sure if its been posted before but HARD CANDY is amazing. Ellen Page doing what should be done to all peadophiles. awesome.

People who do terrible things to small green legumes?



-Tron
-Time Bandits
-Flight Of The Navigator
-Blade Runner
-Highlander
-Brazil
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Post by: Mockery on November 11, 2010, 05:24:59 PM
Go see Legend of the Gaurdains!
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Post by: Indja on November 12, 2010, 04:57:57 AM
Due Date is AWESOME xD Went to see it on Monday afternoon because I didn't want to eat anything but was so hungry I could have eaten my own arm so I decided popcorn doesn't count and toddled off to the cinema (yes, my brain is fucked up - deal with it xD). It's SO cool xD
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Post by: hyperactivebliss on November 27, 2010, 01:01:01 AM
Saw Burlesque last night. It was very good I thought. The dancing was great  :)
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Post by: music box on November 27, 2010, 11:43:53 PM
Let Me In


I saw it twice before my local theaters kicked it out. I absolutely loved it and encourage anyone and everyone to watch it. It was very, very well done. I swear Chloe Moretz is a future Oscar winner. I don't see anything keeping her from reaching that high.
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Post by: marie_x on November 28, 2010, 06:21:12 PM
Mean girls. Forever.
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Post by: CottonCandy on November 29, 2010, 04:30:07 AM
Let Me In


I saw it twice before my local theaters kicked it out. I absolutely loved it and encourage anyone and everyone to watch it. It was very, very well done. I swear Chloe Moretz is a future Oscar winner. I don't see anything keeping her from reaching that high.

One question though. Have you seen the swedish original? I do not take any praise for the remake in concideration unless people have seen the original, which is AMAZING.
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Post by: CeeGBee on November 29, 2010, 02:09:20 PM
Let Me In


I saw it twice before my local theaters kicked it out. I absolutely loved it and encourage anyone and everyone to watch it. It was very, very well done. I swear Chloe Moretz is a future Oscar winner. I don't see anything keeping her from reaching that high.

One question though. Have you seen the swedish original? I do not take any praise for the remake in concideration unless people have seen the original, which is AMAZING.
I agree that the original was beautiful, but I think it may actually be better (or at least
more fair to the people who made the second film) to see the remake first.  For example:

I was discussing the film Sabrina with another Boxer recently.  The 1995 film with Harrison Ford,
Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear is an entirely appealing romatic film, and I think people who like
that sort of film should all see it........

Then they (and everyone else) should see the far-superior 1954 original with Humphrey Bogart,
William Holden and some girl named Audrey Hepburn...
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Post by: Indja on November 29, 2010, 02:10:47 PM
I still haven't watched the original yet. I love Harrison Ford though :love5: And Humphrey, of course.
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Post by: music box on November 29, 2010, 02:51:55 PM
Let Me In


I saw it twice before my local theaters kicked it out. I absolutely loved it and encourage anyone and everyone to watch it. It was very, very well done. I swear Chloe Moretz is a future Oscar winner. I don't see anything keeping her from reaching that high.

One question though. Have you seen the swedish original? I do not take any praise for the remake in concideration unless people have seen the original, which is AMAZING.

Yes, I have seen the original. I own it on Blu-Ray. Let the Right One In was a beautiful film, as well, and very well done.
However, I will say without shame that I liked Let Me In a little bit more. I made a YouTube video after I saw the movie and explained why if you care to watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EreZwHRZc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EreZwHRZc)
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Post by: CottonCandy on November 29, 2010, 04:57:03 PM
Let Me In


I saw it twice before my local theaters kicked it out. I absolutely loved it and encourage anyone and everyone to watch it. It was very, very well done. I swear Chloe Moretz is a future Oscar winner. I don't see anything keeping her from reaching that high.

One question though. Have you seen the swedish original? I do not take any praise for the remake in concideration unless people have seen the original, which is AMAZING.

Yes, I have seen the original. I own it on Blu-Ray. Let the Right One In was a beautiful film, as well, and very well done.
However, I will say without shame that I liked Let Me In a little bit more. I made a YouTube video after I saw the movie and explained why if you care to watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EreZwHRZc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EreZwHRZc)

I am pretty shocked. For one, you don't seem very excited in that clip, and the thing that seems to be mentioned often is that it's not Twilight, which is what it's obviously not. I think that you said there was more intensity and action in Let Me In, which I don't think is the point of the story at all, it is all about the subtle nuances and little gestures and things. That is why it's so different from the other vampire films. And I don't think the friendship was forced in the original, it was beautiful and delicate. If the girl was only looking for a "caretaker", or wanted to use him, she would have picked someone stronger than a little boy needing protection, and she would have only gone looking for someone after the previous one perished... Also she was perfectly capable in taking care of herself.

Maybe it is a cultural thing. Maybe americans are used to more intensity and need it whilst scandinavians/europeans can appreciate the slow subtle build-up more. One thing that I have heard a lot about them being compared is that Let The Right One In is a film about children who happen to be vampires and Let Me In is a film about vampires who happen to be children... Then again, I don't understand most of the remakes, I just think why are they necessary? They just tend to be moneychurners for a story that is updated or transferred into another culture and hardly ever work as well.
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Post by: music box on November 29, 2010, 05:51:59 PM
I wasn't saying, nor did I ever say, I didn't appreciate what was done with Let the Right One In. I never said I didn't enjoy it either. I did like the original film. Having to read subtitles and actually watch a film with a lot of subtle gestures and a slow build didn't really bother me at all.

I think you're misinterpreting the comment where I said there was a little more action. By that I meant the intensity of the struggles Owen (aka, Oskar) went through with the bullies and to make and keep Abby's (aka, Eli) friendship were amped up a little. The urgency and desperation Owen had to find someone to communicate with and maybe even show him how to defend himself were much more prominent than they were in the original. I also don't think you would fully understand unless you saw Let Me In. It has a pretty steady build and doesn't just slap you in the face with a surprise resolution that came too quick. By intensity and action I didn't mean rushed.
There were also enough differences to help it stand out from the original. A big example being the vampire itself; Eli was a castrated male whereas Abby had always been a girl. It was close to the original and had a lot of similarities, including some of the exact same dialogue, but it wasn't identical.

Yes, I made Twilight references. Like I said in my video our culture in the US is full of Twilight when it comes to the fantasy side of things; Twilight themed board games, clothing, books, etc.. Vampires are no longer vampires, in my opinion, and I thought Let Me In brought the vampire back to some degree. I understand the irritation with remakes because I have seen some terrible ones. I don't think of Let Me In as a remake, though. I think it was more of an interpretation than anything else. The fact that another movie existed beforehand is just one of those things.
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: Mettemae on December 27, 2010, 01:46:32 PM
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Yes! Woo!
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Post by: Cheddars Cousin on December 27, 2010, 02:20:20 PM
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Post by: absynth aura on December 27, 2010, 09:08:31 PM
I wouldn't go so far as to say I love it, but I saw The Social Network the other night, and it was a lot better thank I thought that it would be.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 27, 2010, 09:53:25 PM
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This is one of my personal favourites. I can see why you would like it, it is one of the cheesiest films in my collection.
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Post by: absynth aura on February 07, 2011, 10:07:34 PM
I went out and saw The Kings Speech with my friend this afternoon. It was a pretty interesting movie.
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: Indja on February 08, 2011, 06:49:40 AM
The War Zone, directed by the wonderful Tim Roth. I mean srsly oh. my. God. It's incredible, but srsly upsetting and harrowing and a very, very difficult film to watch. Made me feel physically sick, but hot fucking damn it is good. It's probably one of the only films where I'd say to stick to the certificate age - it's an 18, and I don't think I could have watched it any younger. Actually, I'm not sure I was quite ready to watch it now o.O But good GOD it's awesome.
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Post by: Cirque on February 09, 2011, 07:52:46 AM
So I have a week off coming to me and I have made a decision.
Musicals!!

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: Mettemae on February 09, 2011, 10:09:11 AM
So I have a week off coming to me and I have made a decision.
Musicals!!

Any suggestions?

Rent. OH! And A very Potter Musical on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmwM_AKeMCk
It's totally awesome! And supermegafoxyawesomehot.
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: Zephyr on February 09, 2011, 10:20:45 AM
Not Rent! ew. Just stand in front of a mirror and sing "we have AIDS and can't pay the rent" and you've pretty much seen it...

I recommend Chicago, Wizard of Oz, West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. Sweet Charity is interesting as well. Also make sure to check out something by Fred & Ginger, perhaps Swing Time or Top Hat.

Evita has good songs, but the rest of it is kinda meh.

Hairspray & Mamma Mia are pretty bad, but still entertaining (if you watch Mamma Mia, also check out the French & Saunders spoof, it's incredible)

Oh, and The Phantom of The Opera isn't as bad as people make it sound either (and it has Minnie 50p-face Driver in it, which is always a plus).

I really want to see Yentl & Funny Girl, and there are screenings of both in a local small theatre, but I can't go because I have to do this internship. So far that's 2 movies, 2 concerts & a trip to Amsterdam I had to cancel because of it. boo.

OH! and 8 femmes. A must-see. If you watch any of these, watch 8 femmes. Dancer in The Dark is another incredible independent/european/unconventional musical.
Title: Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on February 10, 2011, 12:46:55 PM
'Blue Valentine'.
I watched it recently and loved it. I've heard a lot of people say that they don't because they hated the characters and felt frustrated, but really, the movie is about a couple who are having a hard time getting along together and realising that the other person isn't the one they thought they were and...When I watched it, I felt incredibly frustrated and wanted to kick both the main characters in the teeth. But it was because the feelings I had watching it were the same ones I have all the time when I fight with my partner and it was the same kind of dislike that I feel for him when we fight. So I loved it because I could relate (not entirely, they also have a kid and are married) and it was like a kick in the face...which sounds bad, but it's kind of a good thing in some movies.
I liked it for proper movie liking reasons too..but that's what stood out.
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Post by: imaginary friend on February 10, 2011, 06:39:00 PM
So I have a week off coming to me and I have made a decision.
Musicals!!

Any suggestions?

South Pacific

#@!
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Post by: CeeGBee on February 11, 2011, 01:10:57 AM
So I