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Good Movies?

Post by nerodx » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:52 pm

I figured since threads about music keep popping up I figured why not one for movies? Just say some movie's you've seen lately or classics or whatever, anything that you think deserves to be shared. Been looking for movie's lately so I'll probably end up watching anything anyone suggests provided I haven't already seen it, lol. Reviews are fun.

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Post by Zhukov » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Are you after reviews or lists?

Anyway, here's my list for now. Short reviews to follow, if you want them.
Actually, scratch that. Short reviews to follow, whether you want them or not.

All-time favourites, in no particular order:
(These are just the ones on my hard drive. There are probably a bunch more that I can't remember.)

Gallipoli
Serenity
Wall-E
Ghost in the Shell
Pulp Fiction
Full Metal Jacket
Hellboy
Kingdom of Heaven
Children of Men
Shaun of the Dead
Shrek
District 9


Worth watching, but not great:

28 Days Later
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Matrix trilogy
V for Vendetta
Pirates of the Caribbean

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by Timothy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:23 am

Bang Bang Kiss Kiss! Awesome movie.

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Post by kehaar » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:15 am

Great suggestions!
here's 4 more:

Office Space
--might not be as funny if you haven't worked a few really sh!tty jobs yet, but I know lots of people who say it's one of their favorite movies of all time.

Fargo
--great characters, gnarly crime, William H. Macy rules.

Blade Runner
--looks nice and dated now, but influenced pretty much every sci-fi movie, game and book that's come since.

The Wrestler
--a great story about work and love and frailty. Shot on an amazingly tiny budget.

EDIT: oh, and the HBO series The Wire.
--might take a few shows to get into, but by about #6 you'll be hooked into the whole five seasons. One of the best movies ever made, all together. Might wreck most other crime stories and 98% of all TV for you, though.

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by nerodx » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:56 pm

Those are all great, I've seen a lot of them. And yes reviews are fantastic!

A lot of the ones Zhukov mentioned I haven't seen though, I've been meaning to watch Kingdom of Heaven, and Full Metal Jacket I've heard a lot of good things about. Also I'm going to try and see District 9 as soon as I can. Serenity I've never really liked though. Shrek was my favorite movie as a kid and I love Wall E. Shaun of the Dead I've seen a few times and it's always a great one. The one's you've said were good but not great I've seen all but V for Vendetta, which I keep meaning to see as well. And I've heard about Bang Bang Kiss Kiss before but haven't seen it yet.
Kehaar I LOVE Office Space, maybe not the greatest ever but still very high up on my list. Fargo sounds good, I'll try and see that soon too. Blade Runner I have a copy around here somewhere but I don't think I've ever actually seen it, I'll be sure to try that too. The Wrestler as well, I almost watched it once but I heard it was a sad movie so I decided not to that night, but maybe sometime soon I can get that one.

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by invertin » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:21 pm

Hot Fuzz, Watchmen (if you can get over the blue penis >.>) and uh.

...

Everything else I can think of has been said.

...Uh... 9 just came out. I guess. *shrug*

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Post by Count Roland » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:36 pm

Donnie Darko
Butterfly Effect
In Bruges
Being John Malkovich
The Great Lebowski
Requiem for a Dream
Throw Momma Off the Train
Airplane
Wrongfully Accused

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by theblob » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:00 pm

Apart from the ones which have been said (In Bruges, Requiem for a Dream, etc.) here are some films which i enjoyed.

Snatch

The Machinist

Fight Club

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Usual Suspects

A Scanner Darkly

Memento

The Departed

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by Grayswandir » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:43 am

Revolver (2005) - "So how exactly did this one manage to disarm and overpower a four-time national bodybuilding champion? Drag him half a block, throw him over six-foot wall, and then fed him to his own gun?"

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Post by kehaar » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:21 am

yeah Count Roland and theblob! all really good!

Wrongfully Accused, eh? have to go check that out.

more:
in the Humor and Violence vein:

"Grosse Pointe Blank" was fun. A guy who murders people for money goes back to his home town for his high school reunion. Awesome short-'n-vicious fight scene, good characters, toe-tappin' '80's soundtrack.

"Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"-- Guy Ritchie bonehead criminals getting in way over their heads. EDIT: oops, Snatch has already been mentioned =P

two old ones that are really cool:

Casablanca: a little odd to see the movie since you've heard every line so many times it's a cliche now, but the story is really good. War, money and love, venality and courage, hiding and murder.

Citizen Kaine: epic story of a man who gets everything and fails hard.

a REALLY old story that will (sadly) never wear out:
Shakespeare's Richard III, the Ian McKellan version. Lots o' killin'. Original 16th century english looks odd in the setting of Europe leading up to WWII, but you get used to it. Holy crap does that guy murder his way to power. Probably hasn't happened more than 5000 times in human history.

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by Count Roland » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:40 pm

left out office space and most of theblob's choices too.

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by Untadaike » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:29 am

Incident at Loch Ness, director Werner Herzog

Enemy of the State, starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
, movie adaption of the play by the same name by Tom Stoppard, starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss

Kung Pow Enter the Fist, Steve Oedekerk (enough said)

THE MATRIX TRILOGY :D :D :D :D

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by invertin » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:01 pm

Untadaike wrote:THE MATRIX :D :D :D :D
Fixed.

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Post by Zhukov » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:22 pm

invertin wrote:
Untadaike wrote:THE MATRIX :D :D :D :D
Fixed.
I never understood why the sequels were so disliked by fans of the first one.

Care to explain?

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Re: Good Movies?

Post by zoidberg rules » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:37 am

i havent a freaking idea, i mean like the first one was a good all rounder, the second, good for action in the matrix, and the third was good for action outside of the matrix so i havent a clue why the first one's fans wouldnt like the other two...

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