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Blackadder11

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« Reply #80 on: 10-13-2006 00:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
 What's babyish about it? Victor has to get married he flips out cause he's never met the woman before, runs away accidentally puts a ring on a corpse, in turns 'marries' her instead, than a string of weird yet humourous happenings occur. It's Tim fucking Burton, he's fucking awesome.
I meant the music within it, not the movie, the movie plot and jazz was excellant. It's just one of the musicals-what was it, the one with the Bones guy? Yah, that one kinda had me thinking it was childish. Doesn't mean it didn't rock, though.


Which of Tim Burton's film's aren't childish? They're  sustained by aesthetics and quirks alone.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #81 on: 10-13-2006 01:22 »

They're like that because it doesn't make his films so goth and depressing. I find it wonderfully amusing. I think he's a creative and imaginative director whose artistic sense is very enjoyable without being emo-style.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #82 on: 10-13-2006 01:35 »

I'm not saying it isn't amusing, although I don't find it so myself, I'm saying it doesn't take any intelligence or maturity to make sets look cool and have quirky characters. Plenty of directors can make films about ideas without being "emo".
ZoidZoid

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« Reply #83 on: 10-13-2006 03:00 »

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag:
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta


WHAT????   eek   eek   eek   eek

I couldn't even sit through the first 30 minutes It was so

very
Extremely
tremendously
enormously
awfully
really
particularly
exceptionally
exceedingly

!!!!!BORING!!!!!

(I guess you only watch movies that live up to your name)
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #84 on: 10-13-2006 03:59 »
« Last Edit on: 10-14-2006 00:00 »

V for Vendetta:

Beginning: eh.
Middle: Cooooool!
End: Meh.

2001 a space oddessey
Flight of the Navigator
Ole Yeller
Withnail & I
A Few good men
Secret of NHYM
aaaaand Land Before time
Night of the Living Dead
It's a Wonderful Life
If you see one Anime movie in your life:
Adolescence of Utena
Perfect Blue
Death/rebirth+End of Eva
or
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful dreamer
all for sheer WTF factor
Vertigo
Good will Hunting
when Harry met Sally
Tombstone
Ed Wood
What about Bob?
Dark City
The 400 Blows
Fight Club
more
later
sleep
coldangel

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« Reply #85 on: 10-13-2006 05:15 »

Wow, I can't believe people found V For Vendetta boring... unless you were expecting it to be a pure action movie. It's not. I suppose it kinda helps to have read the comic/graphic novel so you know what to expect. What it is is a fascinating subversive political and emotional tale. I loved it - a very worthy adaptation of a classic seminal comic series.

Ahhh, Pitt. End of Evangelion. Breathtaking. I was in a vegetative state for a few days after watching that.

Movie everyone should see before they die:
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Naturally it will mean virtually nothing to anyone who naver played the videogame, but it should be prescribed viewing for the CGI alone.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #86 on: 10-13-2006 06:06 »
« Last Edit on: 10-13-2006 06:06 »

V for Vendetta was ok. As with most comic book adaptations (especially of Alan Moores Work) it lost alot in the trannslation from page to screen. Some of the changes where fine, such as changing the voice of london to a TV show rather than a radio one. Others not so good, although it was high action V's final confrontation was alot less believable in the movie than in the orginal.

Some stuff I can see why it was cut but unfortunatly it did mean the movie lost something. It also seemed to make it alot more clear who V was in the movie, while the comic was actually quite ambigious.

Then we come to the ending...what the hell was that about. It made no sense


It was an ok movie butnot one I would say you have to see before you die. I really fear that they might actaully turn Watchmen into a film one of these days.
coldangel

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« Reply #87 on: 10-13-2006 06:26 »

Evey taking on the V persona irked me a bit in the comic I have to say because there's no way the people could have thought she was the same person - a woman's voice is difficult to disguise.

There has been a lot of chatter about a Watchmen movie. I'm not sure how that would go either. You never know though... maybe with someone like, say... Tim Burton?
Cap.JackSparrow

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« Reply #88 on: 10-13-2006 12:33 »

Anyone seen
The Departed?

That was so awesome.
tyraniak

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« Reply #89 on: 10-13-2006 13:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:

Flight of the Navigator


God, I haven't seen that movie in years
coldangel

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« Reply #90 on: 10-13-2006 13:26 »

Flight of the Navigator. Me either. That was a cool one.

Great and mostly overlooked alien invasion movie for the X-Files inclined: 'The Arrival', starring Charlie Sheen. Bloody good.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #91 on: 10-13-2006 15:36 »

 
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Ahhh, Pitt. End of Evangelion. Breathtaking. I was in a vegetative state for a few days after watching that.

That's pretty much the standard response. Don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant film, but it's not really something that you'll ever feel good about.

How disgusting.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #92 on: 10-13-2006 17:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
  I've never been much of an avant garde fan. I think all truly great movies work on a literal level, with metaphors and ideas woven into the film as opposed to being the film.

So you like porn then? Porn is very literal, but provides some great metaphors, ways to view the act of sex as a manifestation of the whole of human society.

Yet it's not about that. It's about getting a boner, jacking off, and stopping the tape with ninety minutes left on it, because all we're really after is mindless pleasure. Which is why action films do so well.

If you're not much of an avant garde fan, why do you work so hard to try and sound like one, despising any movie that seems to pander to the audience's wish that it be remotely enjoyable?

Go watch a film about gay cowboys eating pudding. I won't judge you. But when you start throwing around vague buzzwords in an attempt to sound like you're above simple human enjoyment, I'm going to call you on it, eg: this post.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #93 on: 10-13-2006 18:02 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
 So you like porn then? Porn is very literal, but provides some great metaphors, ways to view the act of sex as a manifestation of the whole of human society.

Yet it's not about that. It's about getting a boner, jacking off, and stopping the tape with ninety minutes left on it, because all we're really after is mindless pleasure. Which is why action films do so well.

If you're not much of an avant garde fan, why do you work so hard to try and sound like one, despising any movie that seems to pander to the audience's wish that it be remotely enjoyable?

Go watch a film about gay cowboys eating pudding. I won't judge you. But when you start throwing around vague buzzwords in an attempt to sound like you're above simple human enjoyment, I'm going to call you on it, eg: this post.

I never said I have anything against exploitation movies. I like porn, and I like action pictures. The thing I don't like is when people mistake catharsis (as they do with Tarantino) or quirkiness (as they do with Tim Burton) for serious intellectual ideas.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #94 on: 10-13-2006 18:15 »

Then bloody well state that next time, instead of hiding behind eletist intellectual non-statements.

For fuck's sake, does noody feel that they can just come out and say something without feeling that they need to wrap it in a mystery then swaddle it with an enigma just to stop anybody understanding and therefore criticising it?

I am aware of the inherant irony in my statement.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #95 on: 10-13-2006 22:13 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Then bloody well state that next time, instead of hiding behind eletist intellectual non-statements.

For fuck's sake, does noody feel that they can just come out and say something without feeling that they need to wrap it in a mystery then swaddle it with an enigma just to stop anybody understanding and therefore criticising it?

I am aware of the inherant irony in my statement.

I have to agree. I mean everything that Blackadder11 has said has been nothing but lame statements that are metaphorical and intellectual. Thus people don't know what the fuck he's saying and that causes an arguement which he uses to make himself sound all the more smarter making his opponent sound like a dumbass because he just can't say anything without complicating it.

Stop being a smartass! No one buys it.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #96 on: 10-13-2006 22:37 »
« Last Edit on: 10-13-2006 22:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
 I have to agree. I mean everything that Blackadder11 has said has been nothing but lame statements that are metaphorical and intellectual. Thus people don't know what the fuck he's saying and that causes an arguement which he uses to make himself sound all the more smarter making his opponent sound like a dumbass because he just can't say anything without complicating it.

Stop being a smartass! No one buys it.

I haven't said much of anything metaphorical up to this point...

Anyway, if you don't know what I'm saying, why argue with me? I'm simply trying to be literate and articulate, and I'm not going to change that simply because you take it as a personal insult.

"Why, if it isn't my old arch nemesis, Satan!"
Spacedal11

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« Reply #97 on: 10-14-2006 01:38 »

Everyone needs to add Jacob's Ladder to their list. I just watched it and God. I've blown to pieces. Frightening mind twisting.
coldangel

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« Reply #98 on: 10-14-2006 05:41 »

Serenity.
Helps to have watched Firefly, but even if you haven't. Greatest space adventure film in recent history.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #99 on: 10-14-2006 06:18 »

The Usual Suspects
This movie has the best twist ending ever!
Ribbons

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« Reply #100 on: 10-14-2006 09:03 »

I'm a Gasper Noe slut, so of course I recommend Irreversible. It's just so well done and creative, and I'll bet my life that it will be remembered for decades to come. Really. No, really.

This decade so far has put out some really fantastic films: Palindromes, Mysterious Skin, Baise-Moi, The Woodsman, Elephant, 9 Songs, Dogville.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #101 on: 10-14-2006 19:27 »

VideoDrome
For anyone that has a lust for gore and a strong stomach.
Ribbons

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« Reply #102 on: 10-14-2006 20:12 »

It's not even gory, spaz. The only thing I can think of is the scene with the gun and stomach that could turn a few people away.

In fact, I can't think of a film from Cronenberg where I've actually looked away from the gore. Scanner's infamous head-bursting scene was more "Holy crap!" than "I can't watch!". Also, The Fly and the monkey inside-out scene.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #103 on: 10-14-2006 20:34 »

Chill out.
coldangel

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« Reply #104 on: 10-14-2006 22:13 »

12 Monkeys

The original Planet of the Apes.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #105 on: 10-14-2006 22:22 »

12 Monkeys was a great movie.

Reservoir Dogs
In my opinon the best movie ever.
tyraniak

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« Reply #106 on: 10-14-2006 22:30 »

Good call on the original POTA coldangel, not like that piece of shit re-make Burton made, speaking of Burton, Ed Wood was a very good movie
Spacedal11

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« Reply #107 on: 10-14-2006 22:31 »

An American Werewolf in London. By far the movie that defined the werewolf genre. Rent it, buy it, love it.
CrapBag

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« Reply #108 on: 10-15-2006 02:55 »

The Sentinel along with every other movie Kiefer Sutherland has ever been in.
coldangel

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« Reply #109 on: 10-15-2006 06:50 »

Haven't seen The Sentinel yet. Good, is it?
Bending Unit 99

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« Reply #110 on: 10-15-2006 07:03 »

movies you have to see before you die:
the alien quadrilogy

MrBlonde

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« Reply #111 on: 10-15-2006 07:32 »

Sin City was good. I suggest to rent it.
coldangel

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« Reply #112 on: 10-15-2006 07:47 »

The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin)

Ghost in the Shell

9-11: In Plane Site

Hellboy

Akira

The Castle of Cagliostro

Nausicaa: Of the Valley of the Wind

The Andromeda Strain

Ninja Scroll

The X-Files Movie (Fight the Future)
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #113 on: 10-15-2006 12:51 »

Watch a Christopher Walken film. Pretty much any Christopher Walken film. And the music video Weapon of Choice.

Speaking of music videos, Thriller would count as both that and a film, so watch it, dammit!
tyraniak

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« Reply #114 on: 10-15-2006 13:33 »

Well, i.c. I think you should elaborate by saying any "older" christopher Walken film.  Within recent years he's unfortunately been typecast as the creepy guy in shitty comedies (click, country bears, etc) it's best to watch his earlier work when he's actually acting, like in the Deer Hunter
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« Reply #115 on: 10-15-2006 13:57 »

I liked Click. It was a moving film, funny, and Christopher Walken was the Angel of Death. What more do you want?

Now, Country Bears, however, is a shitty comedy where he plays the creepy guy. Envy was alright to me, but many thought it sucked.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #116 on: 10-15-2006 17:36 »

The Rocky Horror Picture show.  In a theater.  Do it now.

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...God said, 'let there be lips!'  And behold: there were lips!"
Blackadder11

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« Reply #117 on: 10-15-2006 18:37 »

I just recently watched Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and I think it may be one of the greatest movies I've ever seen; although everything of Peckinpah's early work I've watched is amazing.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #118 on: 10-16-2006 08:44 »

The Exorcist
Great movie buy it now!
coldangel

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« Reply #119 on: 10-16-2006 09:34 »

I liked Christopher Walken in 'A View to a Kill', my favourite Bond movie mainly because of the Duran Duran song.
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