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Favorite Movies

Post by Jacktheawesome » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:57 am

There have probably been a million of these threads but damned if I'm gonna bump an old one...

Right now, I'm probably gonna go with Inception and Fight Club. The twist in FC actually didn't surprise me all that much, but the ending and the end song OHMYGAWDOHMYGAWD

Anyways, yeah. Go for it.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Lambda » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:58 am

That's a hard one... probably GhostBusters, or maybe The Matrix... I've seen TOO MANY GOOD MOVIES....

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Post by Zhukov » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:11 am

Not so much "favourites" as "great movies that I really liked".

District 9
Gallipoli
Children of Men
Wall-E
Splice
Black Swan

Can't be bothered with the details, so you're just getting the lazy list.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Ragdollmaster » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:34 pm

  • Inception (obligatory)
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Shawshank Redemption (also obligatory)
  • Forrest Gump
  • Blood Diamond
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Bourne trilogy
  • Gladiator
Just a quickie.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Jacktheawesome » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:39 pm

Ah. forgot about Bourne, Dark Knight, Matrix. Those could probably also make the list. Oh! And of course LotR trilogy!

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Post by adwuga » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:57 am

Shutter Island, among some of the mentioned above. Also, The Lion King. I hear they made a 3D one, but I think I missed it. Oh well.

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Post by Renegade_Turner » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:28 pm

The cinema behind my house recently aired the original Jurassic Park film, so my brother and I went to see it for old times' sake. A brilliant film.

Also, Ip Man (Chinese). The Lives Of Others (German), Ringu (Japanese), The Host (South Korean), Oldboy (South Korean), Man Bites Dog (Belgian) and Rec (Spanish) are all amazing films.

ONLY IN SUBTITLES, THOUGH.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Freshbite » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:05 pm

Renegade_Turner wrote:Also, Ip Man.
Ip Man really is one of the greatest martial arts movie in modern times.

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Post by adwuga » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:34 pm

Ip man 2 was also good. Both were so good that I didn't realize they were in Chinese, because of there awesomeness.

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Post by Renegade_Turner » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:06 pm

To say one of the greatest martial arts films in modern times sounds like you provide greater credit to older martial arts films. This may be a misinterpretation on my part, but this seems to be a popular opinion. I recently watched Enter The Dragon and was perplexed by how badly it ages. Nothing interesting at all. Bruce Lee had incredible charisma, but the fight scenes were so bland and uninteresting I may have been watching an actual martial arts tournament. Compare it to Ip Man or Ong Bak and it falls horribly behind in my book.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Freshbite » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:05 pm

Renegade_Turner wrote:To say one of the greatest martial arts films in modern times sounds like you provide greater credit to older martial arts films. This may be a misinterpretation on my part, but this seems to be a popular opinion.
Ah, I'm sorry, that would be a misinterpretation. I simply said it that way since I have yet to watch most the "old classic" films, so I couldn't possibly compare it to modern movies. But, from what I've seen of martial arts films of today, Ip Man is one of the greatest.
Renegade_Turner wrote:I recently watched Enter The Dragon and was perplexed by how badly it ages. Nothing interesting at all. Bruce Lee had incredible charisma, but the fight scenes were so bland and uninteresting I may have been watching an actual martial arts tournament. Compare it to Ip Man or Ong Bak and it falls horribly behind in my book.
That's interesting. You would think that the older films would be an inspiring point in history, but from hearing this, it appears not to.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Jacktheawesome » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:02 pm

I wouldn't call the fighting in Enter the Dragon bland, just less stylistic. Apart from the interchangeable hands, of course. I don't know, I still like Jackie Chan's old stuff. He was just such a ninja back then he was fun to watch, even in movies with cheesy dialogues like Drunken Master. And like how his character fell 3 stories through a bunch of electric strung lights, only to have his fall broken by crashing through a wooden roof, only he did just that exactly in real life with no harnesses or anything, just to get the shot? He had huge burns on his arms, from the lights breaking while he was crashing through them.

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by adwuga » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:12 pm

DAMN! I wan't to see a video of that.

Well, I found this.


The one you said is number two. BTW HE GOT HIT BY A FUCKING HELICOPTER!

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by Jacktheawesome » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:50 pm

Yeah these guys don't kid around...

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Re: Favorite Movies

Post by adwuga » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:56 pm

No kidding.

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