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Favorite Movies

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chispa, Jun 24, 2007.

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    I like Netflix too, but haven't had much time to watch movies lately. Things are slowing down a little for me now so I would welcome some good suggestions. I'll put Letters from Iwo Jima on my list...I like how Netflix also has the tv shows on dvd too...and it's so fast.

    I recently saw Pirates 3...that's one I would save for dvd...not as good as the first two.

    Right now I'm watching Big Love...:icon_eek: It's a strange show but it kind of grows on you...

    Memoirs of a Geisha was very good. If you have never seen Amadeus definitely a must see. I still like watching it every couple of years.

    I recently watched The Adventures of Lemony Snicket with my 14 yo and liked all of it...a good movie if you have kids. Happy Feet almost killed me but I pretended I liked it...The March of the Penguins I really did like.
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    I found Letters to be, though obviously told through the Japanese perspective, a thorough white washing of the brutality that accompanied the Japanese military. The same in Flags where the Japanese doctor (soldier?) helped the wounded Marine, no japanese doctor or soldier would do that and that's a historical fact.

    Some of my favorite movies
    Casablanca
    Maltese Falcon
    Dr Strangelove
    Fifth Element
    Any Mel Brooks Movie
    Top Gun
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    Sound of Music did for me.
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    Anything with boobs or explosions ..... preferably both.
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back!!

    I thought it was gone forever. I know it's totally silly and stupid but I like it.
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    The favorite movie of me and Mrs Lash:

    The Quiet Man:clover:
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    I am not a movie buff and never tried netflix...ona count of im not a movie buff so i doubt i can add to what you "buff's" have already seen. I just today saw Bruce Almighty because i saw Evan Almighty yesterday.

    Pirates is great but as mentioned..3 wasnt as good as the first two, with the first being the best.

    Anything Will Farrell imo is a good one. Even Blades of Glory...lol
    Teledega Nights is a must see. I even liked kicking and screaming. Hey, its easy to entertain me ;)

    Ill be looking at this thread for ideas and i do think iwo jima is interesting but dont know if id like the movie.

    Hec if you havent seen it, go get Private Parts. If you dont care for Stern you will walk away at least getting a possitive vibe from it because it is a true story of his rise to where he is and you will see the b etter side of him.
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    I'm way into movies. I'm not so into the big Hollywood blockbuster just because of a big budget and fancy special effects. Although a very well done Hollywood film is appreciated. I'd just be just as happy seeing an indy or foreign film with a great story.

    Here are some of my favorites. I'll post more as I think of them.

    - The Big Lebowski - Pure Genious!
    - Bottle Rocket - Completely hilarious, but in a subtile way.
    - Rushmore - Max Fischer is an outcast we all can relate to.
    - Repo Man - 80s cheesy, but a fun ride.
    - Office Space - If you work in an office, you can relate.
    - Mad Max - Very low budget compared to the later Mad Max films, but this is the original & IMO the best.
    - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - late 60s vibe and weirdness (it actually came out in 1970). If you see one Russ Meyer film, this is the one.
    - Once Were Warriors - Jake the Muss is a bad ***. Story about the hardships of a New Zealand Maori family.
    - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? - Part 2 of "Once Were Warriors". Hard to find, but worth the search. Jake's search for redemption.
    - Logan's Run - Before Star Wars, there was this film. Classic SciFi movie. Very well done.
    - Pulp Fiction - Tarantino gives us several story lines, but lets the viewers weave it into a great flick.
    - Scarface - What up gangsta!
    - Shawshank Redemption - I ussually find stuff written by Stphen King to be incomplete. Missing something. Both in his writing and in the movie adaptations of his works. This movie is complete. Every scene has a purpose. Great movie.
    - Chasing Amy - Kevin Smith flick. Fun entertainment.
    - Amelie - Amelie is a very interesting character.
    - Amores Perros - Multiple stories that are linked ala Traffic or Babel, but IMO better than both of those films. Stars one of the same actors that was in Y Tu Mama Tambien which was also a great film.
    - Brazil - Very strange film, but I like strange. Is this world retro or futuristic? Not sure, but I don't think I'd want to live there.
    - El Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone) - If you liked Pan's Labrinth you WILL like this movie. Set in Spain in about the same time period. Also written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.
    - Dark City - Love the dark gothic look to this film. I like whacked out SciFi (among other things) and this film fits that bill.
    - Donnie Darko - Say hi to the bunny rabbit.
    - Maria Full of Grace - Realistic gritty story about a Columbian drug mule.
    - Run Lola Run - I loved this film, but if you hated Groundhog Day, skip this one.
    - Hedwig and the Angry Inch A glam rock transsexual from East Berlin isn't the first thing I look for in a film, but this is a damn good movie.
    - Aimee & Jaguar - Love story about two women that fall in love in Berlin during WWII. One is German, the other Jewish.
    - Starship Troopers - Ok, this one is pretty lame, but it's fun.
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    Good list T...Shawshank is one of my top ten favorites for sure...but you guys know I like that Prison Break stuff...Shawshank had beautiful writing and narration...I recently watched Casino Royale which was pretty good.

    I liked Fargo...it was ironic...Pan's Labyrinth is on my NetFlix list...

    Well, nite.
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    - Big Wednesday - One of my top ten favorite movies of all time, very underrated. Great surfing scenes, cool story that brings back fond memories of growing up with your best friends and enjoying the hell out of life in Southern California.

    Oh, and some advice for BFUK: Tuck this nugget of wisdom away for when you get older, but if you view this movie with a future date, good things will happen. :yes:
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    - The Usual Suspects - This is a movie I can watch over and over. Seems like ever time I see it, I pick up some detail or subtle plot twist that was I missed before.
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    - Taxi Driver - Portraying Travis Bickle was one of De Niro's all time best performances IMO. This movie is dark, but it's also a masterpiece.
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    - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - I don't want to say to much about this film because I'm afraid I'll accidentally give out a spoiler, but the basic premise is that in the future you don't have to be sad abut breaking up with someone. Instead you can go to a place and have all memories of the person that broke your heart erased from your mind. Great film.
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    - Shaun of the Dead - I like zombie movies, but this isn't your regular zombie movie. Scary isn't this the right word for this film as much as hilarious is. I always wondered why you couldn't just whack a zombie with a bat. I guess you can.
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    - Gallipoli - Very good movie. Very sad movie.
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    I just added that one to my netflix queue.

    Here are some more that I just thought of.

    - Band of Brothers - Ok, this technically isn't a movie. It was an HBO mini series which is now available on DVD. Some graphic violence. Similar to Saving Private Ryan, but much more in depth. Once of the best things I've seen on film.
    - Dirty Pretty Things - Something sinister is going on at this London hotel.
    - Frida - Story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Salma Hayek does an excellent job as Kahlo.
    - The Jacket - Terror, time travel, and a jacket.
    - The Killing Fields - This film will touch you.
    - Pi - An obsession to find the mathematical solution to the universe.
    - Secretary - This is one strange relationship.
    - True Romance - Early Tarentino flick with Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Michael Rapaport, Val Kilmer, Bronson Pinchot, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Tom Sizemore, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gandolfini, & Chris Penn.
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    Two of my recent favorites:

    Blackhawk Down

    The 40 Year-Old Virgin :icon_rofl:
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    I LOVE THAT FILM!
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    A lot of people I know liked Blackhawk down. I didn't. I mean the special effects and realism were there, but I like a movie to have more depth to the story. I know it was based on actual events.

    To me this movie was one long combat scene. Not a lot of character development, but lots of fighting. It was a great combat sequence with stunning visuals, but that's all it was.

    Every one is entitled to like what ever the like, but this movie wasn't for me.

    The 40 year old virgin was pretty good. Hanestly, I had heard it was funny, but I didn't expect that much. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it. Still it's not the best comedy I've ever seen, but it's worth the price to rent it. I think it's about as good as the wedding crashers or talladega nights: The ballad of ricky bobby.

    One comedy I thought was a little better than 40 year old virgin was old school with vince vaughn and will farrel.
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    Ahhh.... I haven't seen this one in a long time. I went through this whole spaghetti western period when I was younger. Some great westerns were made then. One movie from the genre I can watch over and over is High Plains Drifter.

    Here is the opening scene from another movie I have watched and thoroughly enjoyed many times.
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    I love Wedding Crashers. Holds up very well after repeated viewings. :yes:

    PS. Speaking of Will Farrell, his cameo is hilarious. :lol:

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    I was a little disappointed in "Virgin". Probably because I saw it way late, after all of the hype.
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    We also need a thread for worst movies of all time .....

    Anyone ever seen 3:10 to Yuma ..... or Plan 9 from Outer Space ???
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    Some that possibly could have escaped your radar...
    Thursday - Aaron Eckhardt, Tom Jayne, and Paulina Porizkova (as a murderous nymphomaniac!!).

    Outside Providence Alec Baldwin at his comedic best... a Farrelly Bros. movie too... hilarious.

    The Cooler... another Baldwin flick... but the darker side.

    Permanent Midnight Could be Ben Stiller's best acting performance ever. Dark... NOT A COMEDY

    And of course, if you've got netflix but don't own the following ROBERT DENIRO flix... you may as well get 'em and watch 'em again and again and again...
    Casino
    Goodfellas
    Heat
    A Bronx Tale
    Cape Fear (you know which one, although the original is great too)
    Midnight Run
    Godfather part II (but just get the trilogy and make it a weekend)
    The Deer Hunter
    and of course...
    Raging Bull
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    Ah yeah... the ol' C.F.S.F.F. :lol:

    You know. With the addition of our new family member, we just don't seem to have the time to actually watch a movie from beginning to end. So we had to downgrade our Netflix membership. We started watching that movie "Little Children" on Friday night. Must have taken us 4 hours to get to the 1 hour mark of the movie. Then it took us another 3 hours the next day to finish it. :lol:

    We call this the Nickelbolt Family One Movie Marathon Marathon. Or F.O.M.M.M for short.

    Sadly... Our movie watching has now officially taken a back seat to "Jack's Big Music Show" on the Noggin channel. Little man can't get enough of those puppets and their goofy songs.

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