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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2010, 12:26:04 am »
in no particular order, 5 ones I like are:

- Stalker
- Terminator 1 & 2
- Alien
- 2001: Space Odyssey
- NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind
- Blade Runner

Which "Bladerunner"? The original (with narration) or the director's cut (without)? Personally, I love the original - that whole 1950s detective noir thing was totally cool.

I think the opening of "2001..." and the first "X-files" movie were scary as hell. Not in a horror film sort of way, but in a real, gritty, "this is what a human does" (as opposed to every other animal on earth). Proto-humans thinking, reasoning, and then hunting that which had killed them earlier.

Reminds me of Frank Herbert from "Dune":

"You've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? That's an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind."

Gotta love The first 2 "Terminator" movies and the all the "Alien" movies!
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2010, 01:27:44 am »
Avatar's story was sort of good but the war stuff was typical military bs.

Saw "A Good Woman" last night. Lots of good laughs, one-liners, battle of the sexes jokes and a very confusing story. I had to get my GF to explain the soap opera stuff going on. Helen Hunt is an excellent actress. Sexy and bright. She was excellent in "What Women Want" another excellent movie.

To me a movie has to be funny but not like the sitcom pablum crap. I like action but not senseless violence. Movies they scare the faeces outta ya are a waste to me.
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2010, 08:28:19 am »
The Godfather
Michael Collins
Dances With Wolves
Malcolm X
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2010, 11:30:32 am »
All the President's Men with Redford/Hoffman
Magic with Anthony Hopkins
Elephant Man with John Hurt
Network with Faye Dunaway
Serpico with Al Pacino

special shoutout to Rollerball with James Caan
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2010, 11:44:06 am »
Which "Bladerunner"? The original (with narration) or the director's cut (without)? Personally, I love the original - that whole 1950s detective noir thing was totally cool.

I watched both, I like the original. Its a very cool film noir. The ending when the cyborg Roy Batty dies and makes his speech makes me cry  :'(
Its a beautiful movie and has nice artistic qualities. Rutger Hauer is hot in that movie.

Terminator and Alien are classics, I always love the first/earlier ones. I was fascinated with them as a kid and still now. Both the women actresses in terminator and alien are hot too.

Man....I wish there were more movies like that today.

Have you seen Dark City? Its not in the eliteness of Blade Runner but a nice film noir none the less.

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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2010, 05:14:48 pm »
I liked Dark City a lot. 1st time I saw Kiefer Sutherland could actually act.
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2010, 08:35:15 pm »
"Memoirs of a Geisha"
Excellent movie. A bit sad but uplifting. A portrait of Japanese culture from the start of the 20th century following the life of a young girl plucked from a fisherman's world when her parents died up through her becoming a Geisha. At least it had an uplifting ending. Curiously it was written by a non-oriental and most of the people other than actors were Americans. It would have been much better on the silver screen.
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2010, 10:33:18 pm »
Have you seen Dark City? Its not in the eliteness of Blade Runner but a nice film noir none the less.

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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2010, 11:44:13 pm »
Braveheart
Silence of the Lambs
English Patient
The Snow Walker
Star Wars (IV, V and VI)
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2010, 10:56:18 am »
1. The Green Butchers (I doubt youd be able to find this gem in a video store abroad. The translation is ok'ish. very dark ...comedy)
2.The last supper (I like the premise, the acting is fair until Ron Perlman enters the scene and blows everybody out of the water)
3. 28 days later (reinventing something as classical as zombies and make it stick in the global mindset is quite the trick)
4. Pusher Trilogy (An unpleasant insight into how the world of drug dealing end up for most. Translation is fair. The 3rd is my favorite. All 3 movies are on youtube. part one of the first movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufRE1LcyrHc)
5. Antichrist (completely deranged. World class acting from Dafoe and Gainsbourg. Lars von Trier is one messed up SOB)

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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2010, 09:21:15 pm »
"What Women Want"
A hilarious movie about the title. Mel Gibson goes from being a macho advertising guy who grew up surrounded by beautiful women in a New Orleans Brothel, who meets his nemesis Helen Hunt. Then he has an accident which allows him to hear what women are thinking. It's actually an eye opener for Mel and guys in general to really know what goes on in there.  ;D :D

If you really could hear what's going on in there you woud quickly tire of it but it explains some of the bizarre activities of women folk.  ;D ;D ;D

The sequel "What Men Want" is literally a no-brainer. Take a wild guess. Three letters, start with s, and end with what I call my previous wife. ;D ;D
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2010, 02:47:10 am »
Sounds similar to the film 'Shallow Hal'.
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2010, 06:57:28 am »
No way for me to choose just 5, but how about 5 right now....

- "Videodrome" (1983)

- "Altered States" (1980)

- "Nomads" (1986)

- "Mars Attacks" (1996)

- "Pulp Fiction" (1994)
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2010, 09:09:45 am »
-Project A (Jackie Chan)
-Spirited Away
-Beijing Bicycle
-Kung Fu Panda
-Peaceful Warrior

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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2010, 09:21:04 am »
Let me be real here...girls gone wild


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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2010, 10:31:22 am »
1. The Matrix (More for philosophical content than action)
2. Original Star Wars Trilogy (Who doesn't like it?)
3. Wall-E (Where humanity is currently headed  :D)
4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I love high fantasy.)
5. Idiocracy (Scariest movie I have seen for obvious reasons. Plants crave electrolytes. :P)
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2010, 10:41:09 am »
1. The Matrix (More for philosophical content than action)
2. Original Star Wars Trilogy (Who doesn't like it?)
3. Wall-E (Where humanity is currently headed  :D)
4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I love high fantasy.)
5. Idiocracy (Scariest movie I have seen for obvious reasons. Plants crave electrolytes. :P)
Nice list!!! I have seen those all, great movies.
Idiocracy!!ha. Dude, my mom always gave us gatoraid to replenish eloctrolytes when we were sick. Obviously dumb, like cough drops.
I showed her that video, it was too funny! It's got electrolytes!!!

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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2010, 10:47:53 am »
That movie is like my second Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the sense that I quote it a lot.
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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2010, 10:50:40 am »
Brawndo's got what plants crave..

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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2010, 05:34:48 pm »
Idiocracy!!ha. Dude, my mom always gave us gatoraid to replenish eloctrolytes when we were sick. Obviously dumb, like cough drops.

Reminds me of my mother who insisted on feeding me lots of pasteurised(and a little raw dairy) when I was a child because retarded doctors all over recommended that children should consume dairy products for "healthy bones".
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« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2010, 08:16:49 am »
Reminds me of my mother who insisted on feeding me lots of pasteurised(and a little raw dairy) when I was a child because retarded doctors all over recommended that children should consume dairy products for "healthy bones".
Exactly, hah "healthy bones"?! I get achy knees from what I think is too much calcium. Get it when I eat too many greens or dairy.

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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2011, 02:41:32 am »
That clip reminds me of the hype around antioxidants. I have seen bars containing chocolate exclaiming that it is a source of antioxidants.

Person 1: "Our chocolate bar has what humans need. It's has antioxidants."

Person 2: "Just what are antioxidants?!"

Person 1: "It's.... It's what humans need..."

Person 3: "It has antioxidants!"



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Re: 5 movies list
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2011, 02:45:44 am »
1. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa was the master of every genre known to man. This list would probably include four more Kurosawa's if I thought about it.)
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (You would most likely have to see the television show this was based on to understand what the hell was happening.  As it's an alternate ending to the series.  The series is pretty mediocre half the time though.)
3. Army of Shadows
4. Strotszeck  (Long live the American Dream! ;D)
5. The Big Lebowski
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« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2011, 01:20:59 pm »
All I want is the truth... Just gimme some truth.
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« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2011, 02:23:03 am »
I have recently seen 4  films by the director Ozu Yasujiro, "Tokyo Story", "Early Spring", "Late Autumn", and "Late Spring". They are absolutely incredible:- one watches for the first 20 minutes or so, wondering when something is actually going to happen, then one gets gradually irresistibly drawn into the whole drama, watching the screen the whole time intently, despite nothing much actually happening! Imagine if some incredible super-genius were to direct and turn standard, pretentious crap like "Eastenders" or "Neighbours" or "The Crosby Show" into 24-carat gold, and you get some idea of just how amazing this guy is!

I was blown away! Plus Ozu's whole theme is on how ancient Japan is being superseded by more modern cultural practices, and, by the end of such a film, one feels really sad about the passing of a decent era and the coming of a new, less worthy era, full of "Big Macs", "baseball" etc.
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