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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby xenuphobia » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:55 pm UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:
xenuphobia wrote:Archangel didn't hate being a mutant and he certainly didn't cut off his own wings to appease his father, he was supposed to be part of the core team.



Wait, what? In the film, Archangel cut off his wings? Nay, he tried and failed. I'd rather have seen him play a bigger role, but I imagine he will yet.

<edit> Also, I'm not a comic book devotee so I could enjoy the films on their own merits rather than be taunted by the differences and disloyalty to the original concept.


Well, he did it over and over again every time they grew back, that's what I meant.

I'm not much of a comic buff but I've read a lot of X-Men, something like all the issues and most of the spin offs between the first one in 1960something until I lost track in the early 90s. (No, I'm not that old, but they released a lot of the back issues on DVD).
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Sawta » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:25 pm UTC

Batman
(I think that all of the other Batman movies were truly abysmal in comparison. Yes, even the new one. :roll: )

Titus
(Based off of Shakespeare’s play, Titus Andronicus. Anthony Hopkins, Allan Cummings, how could you go wrong?!)

Eraserhead
(Amazing movie. I've never gotten to see it the whole way through off the internet, never seen it for sale, but I'm hopping to get it off of Amazon for Christmas.)

The Darjeeling Limited
(Didn't have the BEST plot, but I really liked it for some reason. Interesting sound track and it just had a very different feel from other movies.)

Being John Malkovich

Starship Troopers
(Who can really say no to a late 90's futuristic army that goes off to fight aliens?)

Return of the Living Dead
(The movie that spurred off the concept of zombies wanting brains, instead of just eating human flesh/killing people. A minute or so of full frontal nudity early on, so I wouldn’t watch it with just anyone.)

Reservoir Dogs
(A mafia movie with a Tarantino twist (Everyday dialog between characters, when they aren't being shot at.))

Goofellas
Dog Day Afternoon
Do the Right Thing

Akira
(...you WONT get it the first time you watch it...or the first five times, for that matter.)

That's all I can think of right now.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Zohar » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:57 pm UTC

Regarding X-Men, I thought the first was good, the second was one of the best superhero films ever and the third was complete trash. Marvel deserves it for not waiting for Brian Singer (he was busy directing Superman Returns and he did the first two X-Men movies).
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Rodan » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:42 am UTC

On X-Men:
The first one actually helped me get into comics. Good stuff.
The second one was great.
Third one was utter shit. One of my biggest problems was that they introduced a huge amount of new characters, and none of them really did anything. Like Multiple Man, for example. He did that one thing and was never important at all ever again. Everything else was bad too.

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Postby Repiv » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:50 am UTC

Belial wrote:In no particular order:

Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Memento
Primer
Requiem for a Dream
Serenity
Armitage III
Princess Mononoke
12 Angry Men
Silent Hill
Jacob's Ladder
Pan's Labyrinth
Strange Days
Donnie Darko
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill vol 1 and 2
Grindhouse
Sin City
The Bourne Series
The Saw Series
The Ring
Seven

Edited to incorporate later additions

You can't be serious. It was fucking Reefer Madness.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Jesse » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:49 am UTC

Errrm what?

There are not really any similarities. Reefer Madness was a hackneyed piece of propaganda; Requiem For A Dream is a moving film about drug abuse, violence, desperation, isolation, prostitution, fame culture, friendship and love.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Elenion » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:02 pm UTC

You should all see Crazy/Beautiful :)
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Benedict » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:51 am UTC

I agree with almost everything here, except for the ones I don't. And I'm too lazy to go back and find the movie's I didn't like that have been posted, especially since their weren't many. And there are several I haven't seen.
To reiterate, the must-sees are really The Matrix (I just fuckin' love that movie. But the other two are dead to me. Never happened. But I think the first is my favorite ever. Very much in the vein of some of William Gibson's work: http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/books.asp.), Serenity (but more so, Firefly. If you must choose, watch the series, it was slightly better. But both are awesome.), Fight Club (speaks for itself. Plus, brilliant acting), and Sin City (very amazing). Also, recently, Shoot 'Em Up, which was absolutely amazing. It prettymuch changed my mind on gun control, which I thought was impossible.
Also, speaking of Blade Runner, please do yourself a favor and find the original cut of it. The director's cut is everywhere, but the original is very difficult to find. But worth it. The director's cut removed some small but very significant elements that really add to the movie. Plus, robot boob. Heh.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby xenuphobia » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:09 am UTC

Benedict wrote:I agree with almost everything here, except for the ones I don't. And I'm too lazy to go back and find the movie's I didn't like that have been posted, especially since their weren't many. And there are several I haven't seen.
To reiterate, the must-sees are really The Matrix (I just fuckin' love that movie. But the other two are dead to me. Never happened. But I think the first is my favorite ever. Very much in the vein of some of William Gibson's work: http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/books.asp.), Serenity (but more so, Firefly. If you must choose, watch the series, it was slightly better. But both are awesome.), Fight Club (speaks for itself. Plus, brilliant acting), and Sin City (very amazing). Also, recently, Shoot 'Em Up, which was absolutely amazing. It prettymuch changed my mind on gun control, which I thought was impossible.
Also, speaking of Blade Runner, please do yourself a favor and find the original cut of it. The director's cut is everywhere, but the original is very difficult to find. But worth it. The director's cut removed some small but very significant elements that really add to the movie. Plus, robot boob. Heh.


The one with the awful voice-overs? Eww, no thanks.

Besides, there's a NEW version of Blade Runner out, in which Ridley Scott restores even more cut footage. Hopefully it's the last one, because I don't feel like buying this movie again.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Nath » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:44 am UTC

Benedict wrote:Also, speaking of Blade Runner, please do yourself a favor and find the original cut of it. The director's cut is everywhere, but the original is very difficult to find. But worth it. The director's cut removed some small but very significant elements that really add to the movie. Plus, robot boob. Heh.

I think you're the first person I've heard recommending the original. I've seen the theatrical version and the most recent version (which I'm told is quite similar to the director's cut). I didn't mind the theatrical version's narration so much, but I thought the ending was silly. Also, there was one brief but crucial scene that I don't remember being in the original version.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby quix » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

Hi everyone! Pretty new to the forum here. Been poking around and saw this thread and since I love movies I started checking it out. I quickly discovered that the information seemed pretty unwieldy. So... being the geek that I am. I coallated all the data into an Excel sheet. You can find it attached. The movies are listed to the left and the people who said they liked the movie are listed to the right. Mine is added all the way at the end. I also through in a "# of recommendations" to cover duplicates. There are over 500 movies you guys (well and me) have recommended!!

On the chance that you really don't care to bother with the excel sheet, let me just list the movies that I'm a big fan of that weren't already suggested.

In no particular order:

Chocolat
National Treasure
Over The Hedge
The Secret of Nimh
Stranger Then Fiction
When Harry Met Sally
Finding Neverland
Big
Igby Goes Down
The Notebook
Back to the Future
Titanic
Hook
Goonies
Dead Poets Society
Pride & Prejudice
Never-ending Story
Contact
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Ever After
Rent
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Toy Story 1 & 2
School of Rock
Fools Rush In
Forget Paris
Spider-man 1 & 2

I was thinking about trying to put the excel sheet up on a website so that people could reference it and adjust it and still have everyone be able to see it. If there's interest in this, let me know!
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Benedict » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:14 pm UTC

xenuphobia wrote:The one with the awful voice-overs? Eww, no thanks.

The voice-overs, imho, are crucial. I loved them. But, feel free to disagree.
Nath wrote:Also, there was one brief but crucial scene that I don't remember being in the original version.

You're right. Actually, I thinks there were a couple scenes that were cut from the original that were rightfully restored in the Director's Cut. But I still miss the voice-overs.
xenuphobia wrote:Besides, there's a NEW version of Blade Runner out, in which Ridley Scott restores even more cut footage.

Really? Sweet. I haven't even heard about this. Must find and watch. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Malice » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:24 pm UTC

I've seen 246 of those movies.

Although there are a few duplicates in there.
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Postby quix » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:55 pm UTC

There may be some overlapping (as in "Any Quentin Tarantino movie" and "Pulp Fiction") but there shouldn't be any actual duplicates.

Malice wrote:I've seen 246 of those movies.

Although there are a few duplicates in there.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Malice » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:47 am UTC

Lord of the Rings is in there a few times, either in part or in whole...

And "Amelie" is in there twice, once for the French name.
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Postby quix » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:04 pm UTC

Malice wrote:Lord of the Rings is in there a few times, either in part or in whole...

And "Amelie" is in there twice, once for the French name.


Lord of the Rings (the trilogy) is only in there once. And then Fellowship of the Ring is in there as well, which is only one part of the trilogy. It had be separate, because while several people flagged the trilogy as a recommended movie. One person only suggested the first of the trilogy, so I listed them separately.

I suppose I'll have to plead guilty on the Amelie, but I don't think I should be held accountable for different names for the same movie. :P

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Rodan » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:41 am UTC

*adds 3:10 to Yuma to list*

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Malice » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:47 am UTC

Allow me to add "The Werckmeister Harmonies": a difficult, beautiful, brilliant movie.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Aleril » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:34 am UTC

Sawta wrote:Batman
(I think that all of the other Batman movies were truly abysmal in comparison. Yes, even the new one. :roll: )

That's all I can think of right now.


For a sec I thought you meant the newest one was one that should be seen

Because the first one wasn't very good.
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Postby Philomid » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:37 pm UTC

Belial wrote:In no particular order:

Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Memento
Primer
Requiem for a Dream
Serenity
Armitage III
Princess Mononoke
12 Angry Men
Silent Hill
Jacob's Ladder
Pan's Labyrinth
Strange Days
Donnie Darko
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill vol 1 and 2
Grindhouse
Sin City
The Bourne Series
The Saw Series
The Ring
Seven

Edited to incorporate later additions



Allow me to add:
American Beauty
Lord of the Rings
Forrest Gump
Platton
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Ron Lola, Run!
Bicycle (Vietnamese Film)
War (Chinese Movie)

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby b.i.o » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:02 am UTC

I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but I really liked Jet Li's Fearless.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby ishikiri » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

Has anyone seen American Spendour?

I particularily loved the scene where he and his wife watch the play version of their first kiss.
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Postby Belial » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:40 pm UTC

Repiv wrote:
Belial wrote:Requiem for a Dream

You can't be serious. It was fucking Reefer Madness.


It struck me as being more about how drugs have their pitfalls, but society's reaction to drugs exarcebates them to tragic effect. Not Reefer Madness at all.

Anyway, to my original list, I'd like to add "Slither". It was actually a surprisingly well done, silly zombie movie, and I laughed for hours. And it has Nathan Fillion. Who doesn't love Nathan Fillion?

It's even better if you watch the commentary and gag tracks.

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