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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 12:30:41 AM »

Also, "Fido" and "Mean Creek"..... very different, but both amazing!
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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #16 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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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #17 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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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 05:21:47 AM »


Oh!  Blade Runner

Agreed, great movie
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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #19 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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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #20 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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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #21 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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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2008, 04:46:34 PM »

Hard Candy. Ellen Page is genius in it.
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« Reply #23 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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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2008, 05:06:39 PM »

Memento
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« Reply #25 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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Re: Movies that you love AND would urge others to see?
« Reply #26 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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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2008, 07:37:22 PM »

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND.

The Graduate.
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« Reply #28 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
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« Reply #29 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 NoƩ 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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