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#1 User is offline   Hercules 

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 06:29 PM

Time to boost this little subforum a bit...

Here's the deal, it's really simple. Seen a movie you liked? Want to share it with others and give your opinion? Do so here!

Don't just give a name, but also try to elaborate your views on the movie and why liked it.
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:48 PM

MAN ON FIRE

i went to see this on a whim a few weeks ago with no idea what it was about other than that DENZIL WASHINGTON was the lead

it turned out to be a 2 1/2 hour long revenge flick about a bodyguard in central america whose charge is abducted and assumed dead

it was totally awesome, i loved kill bill so i ate that shit right up

i know my description sounds lame but it was a really good film
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 10:20 PM

12 MONKEYS

I love films that make you think, and this one keeps you guessing until the end when all the threads come together. I can't remember any of the actors, but it has some big names and the other main character from a mental instituion is one of my favourite characters of all time. It's set in the near future when all of mankind has been driven underground by a contagious virus, and one man has to go back in time in order to stop the virus from ever being spread. This movie plays with your mind, and ends in a moment of "Of course! Why didn't I think of that?"

That was also a pretty bad review, but I don't care.
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:18 PM

Secret Window

Johnny Depp is the best actor EVAR. His part in this film was brilliant, and the twist at the end made the entire film worth watching. You can't really watch it twice, because if you know how it ends, it doesn't have the same effect... but still, a great movie overall. Brilliantly directed by David Koepp.
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Post icon  Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:54 PM

I <3 (heart) Huckabees.

Great movie, tons of great actors, funny, interesting, original.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 02:31 AM

Skylark, on Nov 17 2004, 07:18 PM, said:

Secret Window

Johnny Depp is the best actor EVAR. His part in this film was brilliant, and the twist at the end made the entire film worth watching. You can't really watch it twice, because if you know how it ends, it doesn't have the same effect... but still, a great movie overall. Brilliantly directed by David Koepp.

Secret Window made me clutch my pillow tightly as it was the first ever horror film I'd ever seen. And the ending was horrible (not plotwise, it was a very excellent twist, but it made me want to cry. Sort of.)
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 03:08 AM

uuuhh..I saw man on fire and it wasn't that good. I hardly felt bad when everyone thought the girl had died. I think it only gets an "okay".

some favorites:

Catch me if you Can
the matrix (1)
alien & Aliens
brave heart
saving private ryan
three kings
starwars episode 2 (SIKE!)
the Sphere
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 04:55 AM

Mulholland Drive, because it is dark, thoughtful, and will mess with your mind in strange and wonderful ways.
Happy Gilmore, because YOU WILL NOT MAKE THIS PUTT, YOU JACKASS
Waiting for Guffman, because LOOK OUT! Camptown ladies sing this song, doo-dah, doo-dah
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 05:02 AM

stupid/funny ones:

Zoolander
Kung-Pow
Airplane
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:56 AM

The old Star Wars movies (the trilogy, or whatever it was called)
Willow
Fight Club
Requiem For A Dream

Ichi the Killer might be nice as well...I haven't seen it yet, though :D

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 05:45 PM

Listed in alphabetical order for good karma:

200 Motels;
A Clockwork Orange;
Baby Snakes;
Easy Rider;
This is Spinal Tap.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:45 PM

Galladin, on Nov 18 2004, 06:56 AM, said:

The old Star Wars movies (the trilogy, or whatever it was called)
Willow

haha..willow. I remember that one

also the old star wars weren't bad, just kind of seen them too many times and now they're just kind of like, old. I haven't seen any of them in a while though. Maybe I'll watch them again.

I've also heard fight club was good, maybe I'll see it at my friend's sometime.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:24 PM

Galladin -- Ichi the Killer is quite interesting. It was the fist Takashi Miike movie I saw (it was in some kind of cult theater) and I loved it. It's pretty extreme and even I had to look away from the screen a couple of times, but hey. The Dead or Alive trilogy by the same director is worth it, too. Same goes for Fudoh and City of the Lost Souls. I yet have to see Audition, which it's supposed to very good.

My recommendation for the moment:

Delicatessen -- directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Excellent French movie. Jeunet has proven himself more recently with movies like City of the Lost Children (La Cit? des Enfants Perdus) and Am?lie (or Le Fabuleux Destin d'Am?lie Poulain) and he deserves the praise. Delicatessen features a very original setting and absolutely hilarious characters. A bit of a dark film, but with plenty of laughs. Go rent it (and I do hope that the US release includes the original French audio track instead of some lame English dub...).
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 01:14 AM

Revvy, on Nov 18 2004, 12:01 PM, said:

Skylark, on Nov 17 2004, 07:18 PM, said:

Secret Window

Johnny Depp is the best actor EVAR. His part in this film was brilliant, and the twist at the end made the entire film worth watching. You can't really watch it twice, because if you know how it ends, it doesn't have the same effect... but still, a great movie overall. Brilliantly directed by David Koepp.

Secret Window made me clutch my pillow tightly as it was the first ever horror film I'd ever seen. And the ending was horrible (not plotwise, it was a very excellent twist, but it made me want to cry. Sort of.)

The end was great, but awful. It made me cringe, and he looked really evil at the end with the round glasses and stuff. But the way it was put together was awesome. I did not like how he turned out the evil way rather than listening to Mort. But now that I think about it, I suppose there was no other way to end it, so... Oh well. :(
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 01:51 AM

Pi
Enigma
A Clockwork Orange
The Bourne Identity & Supremacy (very different from the books, but still good)
The Sentinels (most will disagree, but it's still something you should watch)
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 02:24 AM

I saw like 5 minutes of swordfish today and it looked pretty awesome.

This stupid cop saved the hostage and ran her to the police car.

He was stupid because you know, when a hostage is strapped in DYNAMITE you generally don't want to piss off the guy with the detonator which he did!

Shit blew up.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:37 AM

Ferris Bueller's Day Off! One of the best comedy films ever, especially to somebody who is currently in high school (because you can relate). Also, Office Space.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:13 AM

<3 Office Space
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 06:55 PM

I'll recommend a whole bunch later, but in the meantime, go see motherfreaking "SAW" before it leaves the theatres. For this film is the very definition of a "fucked-up movie".
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:55 AM

I thought "The Village" was pretty good, and I LOVED "Shrek 2". It was much, much better than I was expecting it to be. As for an older movie (if someone else mentioned this already, I apologize, I didn't notice) "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". This movie is pure greatness. Oh, and "Resevoir Dogs", and most definitely "The Big Lebowski".
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 02:56 AM

National Treasure sounds corny but it's actually really damn good. And damn you American's. Saw doesn't come out for a few weeks down here. :(

The grudge is looking good, I should see it soon.
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 05:43 AM

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
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Posted 01 December 2004 - 05:31 AM

HERO

I saw Hero the other day, great movie with great actors and story, visually beautiful, I just think that it dragged on a bit too long, but definitely worth seeing.

Oh, and don't forget my personal favourite:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE MOVIE!

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 05:57 AM

Yes I like teenage mutant ninja turtles very much as well.


silence of the lambs, anyone?

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 01:06 PM

Stephi -- The Big Lebowski is awesome! I admit, you have to be in the right mood for it, but when you are, it's too damned hilarious. It features some of the best movie characters ever.

Yesterday, I watched Dead Man, which is a black/white western from 1995 starring Johnny Depp. A very odd movie... kind of slow, but very interesting because of the way it has been filmed, its musical score (by Neil Young) and the vague quotes (especially of the Indian called 'Nobody'). I wouldn't recommend this to everyone, but I thought it was great. I guess when you're stoned, this movie will really suck you into it (no, I wasn't stoned when I watched, but the guy who recommended it to me was).

Also, go see Jacob's Ladder.
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Posted 03 December 2004 - 08:28 AM

See "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." It's the weirdest movie... ever.
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Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:21 PM

Another recommendation from my side... Man on the Moon. Best Jim Carrey movie I've seen so far (closely followed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). I'm not the biggest fan of Carrey, but in this movie he sure shows off his talents as an actor, combining his usual joking around with some good serious acting. And it's a solid and original movie at that, too.

...I finally get the whole Tony Clifton thing, too. Anyone who was around in the ZZT scene two/three years ago will know what I'm talking about. He sure fooled me.
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Post icon  Posted 06 December 2004 - 01:33 AM

Hercules, on Dec 5 2004, 04:21 PM, said:

Another recommendation from my side... Man on the Moon. Best Jim Carrey movie I've seen so far (closely followed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). I'm not the biggest fan of Carrey, but in this movie he sure shows off his talents as an actor, combining his usual joking around with some good serious acting. And it's a solid and original movie at that, too.

...I finally get the whole Tony Clifton thing, too. Anyone who was around in the ZZT scene two/three years ago will know what I'm talking about. He sure fooled me.

I second that!
I swear... if you've ever actually seen Andy Kaufmann, you might actually be confused whether that's Jim or Andy on screen. Jim does such an incredible job. I'd definitely give it a watch.
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 03:45 PM

State Property and Kracker Jack'd would be my choices :D

On a more serious note, SAW, Hotel Rwanda, Eternal Sunshine were all good movies this year.
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 05:18 PM

I like some older ones too. Like The Sting with robert redford and that other guy, Butch Casedy and the Sundance Kid-- same two guys, the ending's funny/hanging/great/or whatever you want to think of it as.

Others I liked just as "movies", not exactly amazing are Underworld and Identity..can't think of others now.

And I liked the idea of Donnie Darko though I didn't particularly like the movie itself. Hmm..

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