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    Default The Movie Thread

    We don't have a movie thread (I guess there was one before the black-out). Here we can discuss on many subjects like which kind of movies you like, which are the best 5 movies you've ever seen, which ones was highly appraised but you found terrible, etc., anything you like.

    Here I go:

    I don't have that much of a selective taste in movies, but I usually like clever puzzle-like plots (like Memento, Usual Suspects, etc.). And I found out that "anime" realm is not for me. Mononoke-Hime, for example, was a terrible film, but it's a legend among anime-lovers.

    And lastly, my favorite movies:

    1. The House of The Spirits (1993, USA)
    2. Delicatessen (1991, FRA)
    3. La Fille Sur Le Pont (The Girl on the Bridge - 1999, FRA)
    4. ăišek Abbas (1982, TUR)
    5. Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975, UK)

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    here are my top 5 films.. usually these differ because i have too many to choose

    1. saving pvt ryan-usa
    2. infernal affairs-hong kong
    3. a clockwork orange-kubrick enough said
    4. seven samurai-akira kurusawa...genius!!!
    5. leon, the professional-jean reno is a bad ass!!! now normally i like to put in my comments on the french, but jean reno is an exception he is awesome!!! he is like the james dean of the modern times...minus the bisexuality thing. JEAN RENO FOREVER!

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    This is tought cause I like all kinds (ok, almost) of movies, but my favorites are:

    1. Hoosiers (Basketball)
    2. Rudy (Football)
    3. Enemy at the Gates (Russian sniper)
    4. The Replacements (Football)
    5. Anti-trust and the Bourne dinasty (Bourne Identity and the Bourne Supremacy)

    Sorry, but 5 is too few for the thousands of movies out there...

    I left out I few, Coach Carter, Friday Night Lights, Gladiator, etc, etc...

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    Fight Club, American History X, The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Kill Bill, Pulp fiction, Band of Brothers, Shtrafbat (the best russian movie I've ever seen), Eurotrip (probably you are wondering what the hell is "Eurotrip" doing around all these amazing movies, well I really enjoyed that stupid comedy). I am also a fan of TV show Friends and The Lost. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23_for_life
    Sorry, but 5 is too few for the thousands of movies out there...

    I left out I few, Coach Carter, Friday Night Lights, Gladiator, etc, etc...
    Feel free to add as much as you like

    look, I've made up a method to increase that number

    Action/Adventure: Arlington Road
    Animation/Fantasy: Ice Age
    Comedy: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Crime: Usual Suspects
    Documentary: Baraka
    Family/Drama: Forrest Gump
    History/War: Shindler's List
    Horror: Ring
    Musical: I don't like musicals.
    Romance: Eternal Sunsihe of the Spotless Mind
    Science-Fiction: La CitÚ des Enfants Perdus (City of Lost Children)
    Sport: Rocky
    Western: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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    Action/Adventure: National Treasure
    Animation/Fantasy: Madagascar
    Comedy: Go!
    Crime: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barriels or Doberman
    Documentary: Washington Sniper
    Family/Drama: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    History/War: Forest Of The Gods
    Horror: The Ring or Silent Hill, and I realy enjoyed both parts of Saw, but the first was better
    Musical: The Sound Of Music
    Romance: Shakespeare in Love
    Science-Fiction: Island
    Sport: The Longest Yard
    Western: Maveric
    I will add few:
    Comic-Strip Sin City or V For Vendetta
    Vampires Underworld and Interview With The Vampire
    Narcotics Never Die Alone

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    I will probably forget several movies and edit every second day:

    taxi driver, alien 1,alien 3, blade runner, the bourne identity, the bourne supremacy, l'ascenseur pour l'echafaud(sorry for the spelling-don't speak french), vertigo, eurotrip, brazil, skin deep, crouching tiger hidden dragon, chungking express, underground, 12 monkeys, life of brian, gatacca, ran, jour de fete, 1900, every frat-pack movie...

    in random order and untill the next edit

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    Small update.

    I have watched "The Big Lebowski" some time ago and it was truly one of the best comedies I have ever seen. Another one, "Human Traffic" wasn't as impressive as everybody is talking about it, I think it lacked some story behind everything what's happening there. ;-( Anyway it is an unique movie, which is worth to see. Oh and I'm going to watch "Ringu" tonight, hopefully it will be better than the American version. ;-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by qiangdade
    I will probably forget several movies and edit every second day:

    taxi driver, alien 1,alien 3, blade runner, the bourne identity, the bourne supremacy, l'ascenseur pour l'echafaud(sorry for the spelling-don't speak french), vertigo, eurotrip, brazil, skin deep, crouching tiger hidden dragon, chungking express, underground, 12 monkeys, life of brian, gatacca, ran, jour de fete, 1900, every frat-pack movie...

    in random order and untill the next edit
    Really great movies here. Underground was "excellent", I love that film. Kusturica's best work, imo.

    As for Alien series, I thought the best was the second ("Aliens"), which you excluded. The whole series is very good, and in terms of design, life cycle, biological background, and story, it introduces the most impressive alien of all times.

    Today, I watched Scary Movie 4, and unsurprisingly it was poor. But the Shaq's free throw scenes in the beginning was enough not to feel sorry about the money I spent

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    My favorite directors are Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman and JoŃo CÚsar Monteiro, I enjoy any of their films. Other favorite films include (by random order):

    "The Elephant Man" by David Lynch

    "Offret" by Andrei Tarkovsky

    "KjŠrlighetens Kj°tere" by Hans Petter Moland

    "Englar Alheimsins" by Fri­rik ١r Fri­riksson

    "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" by Giuseppe Tornatore

    "FÝaskˇ" by Ragnar Bragason

    "Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    "Italiensk For Begyndere" by Lone Scherfig

    "La Pianiste" by Michael Hanecke

    "Irreversible" by Gaspar Noe

    "American Beauty" by Sam Mendes

    "Der Untergang" by Oliver Hirschbiegel

    I also enjoy the Dogma 95 movement of course and German expressionism films.

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    Is this what we do when there is no basketball? sigh. ok you got me. what an interesting group you are. My favorite films are not all great artistic accomplishments; these are the ones I can watch over and over and over (and do. how sad).

    My absolutely favorite film in the entire world is The Fisher King (Gilliam).

    My rest of my favorite films, in no particular order:

    The Godfather II (Coppola)
    Star Wars (Lucas)
    Tous Les Matins du Monde (Corneau)
    The Piano (Campion)
    Chasing Amy (Smith)
    Casablanca (Curtiz)
    To Have and Have Not (Hawks)
    Rear Window (Hitchcock)
    Trois Couleurs: Bleu (Kieslowski)
    Schindler's List (Spielberg)
    The Grifters (Frears)

    There are no recent films on this list! How sad is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mktackabery
    Is this what we do when there is no basketball? sigh. ok you got me. what an interesting group you are. My favorite films are not all great artistic accomplishments; these are the ones I can watch over and over and over (and do. how sad).
    Was that comment directed to me? If it was, well, those are the films I truly like, I didn't name them just to impress or make believe that I'm more sophisticated than the others you know I assure that I don't have that sort of personality

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    Just my list off the top of my head:

    Kung-Fu Hustle
    American Splendor
    Run Lola Run
    Amelie
    Goonies
    Spellbound
    X2
    Spider-Man 2
    Shattered Glass
    City of God
    Lord of the Rings I, II, III

    There are many others that I am missing.

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by sariss
    Really great movies here. Underground was "excellent", I love that film. Kusturica's best work, imo.

    As for Alien series, I thought the best was the second ("Aliens"), which you excluded. The whole series is very good, and in terms of design, life cycle, biological background, and story, it introduces the most impressive alien of all times.

    Today, I watched Scary Movie 4, and unsurprisingly it was poor. But the Shaq's free throw scenes in the beginning was enough not to feel sorry about the money I spent
    Underground of course the best kusturica movie. Alien 2 was the most action-splatter one of the other alien movies. If u check the rest of my favorites u will find that i have a thing for style and atmosphere in movies (alien 1+3, gatacca, brazil, blade runner etc). The alien design of H.R. Giger will NEVER be surpassed!

    ps: Big lebowski of course in my favorites. I will update soon
    ps2: favorite directors: Terry gilliam, (the early) ridley scott, martin scorsese, francois truffaut, wong kar wai, and others which i will add in the update

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    Hmm, you guys have some really good taste in film. Let me see. I love making lists. I haven't made one for cinema for a while though.

    Action/Adventure: The General (1927)-Back to the Future (1985)-Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)
    Animation/Fantasy: Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)-Being John Malkovich (1999)-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    Comedy: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)-The Gold Rush (1925)-The Big Lebowski (1998) (btw- http://tinyurl.com/kw7yp -I think it's the director's cut)
    Crime: The Usual Suspects (1995)-Se7en (1995)-Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    Documentary: Le Peuple Migrateur (2001)-Mein Liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)-Bowling for Columbine (2002)
    History/War: Der Untergang (2004)-Apocalypse Now (1979)-The Pianist (2002)
    Horror: The Shining (1980)-Lost Highway (1997)-Repulsion (1965)
    Musical: Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    Romance: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)-Before Sunrise (1995)-Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991)
    Science-Fiction: The Matrix (1999)-Delicatessen (1991)-12 Monkeys (1995)
    Sport: Raging Bull (1980)-Rocky (1976)-Escape to Victory (1981)
    Western: C'era una volta il West (1968)-Dead Man (1995)-Johnny Guitar (1954)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur
    Was that comment directed to me? If it was, well, those are the films I truly like, I didn't name them just to impress or make believe that I'm more sophisticated than the others you know I assure that I don't have that sort of personality
    Not at all, but your list is quite impressive. Are you flirting? tsk tsk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mktackabery
    Not at all, but your list is quite impressive. Are you flirting? tsk tsk.
    Haha surely not

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    Quote Originally Posted by sariss
    Musical: I don't like musicals.
    Quote Originally Posted by rind
    Musical:Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    oh, I suddenly remembered I loved musicals

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    I also hate musicals, but the only one which I simply loved was Dancer in the Dark too Lars von Trier is a genius indeed

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    Still not a lot of newer films in this thread. We must all be hard to please.

    I haven't managed to see Dancer in the Dark yet. That's the one with Bjork right?
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