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SweetZombieJesus

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« on: 08-21-2010 18:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-21-2010 20:31 »

If this has already been brought up recently, I apologise as I looked but could not find a similar thread from recent memories.

Name your top 7 movies. Then your top 5 animated movies, (come on, we all know they are a completely different bag!). Then your top 3 actors and top 3 actresses with a few movies each you liked them in. Also, your favourite director if you want.

Top 7 Movies (In no particular order)
1... Amelie
2... V For Vendetta
3... Fight Club
4... Zombieland
5... The Matrix
6... Inception
7... Good Will Hunting

Top 5 Animated (Besides Futurama of Course)
1... Ratatouille
2... My Neighbor Totoro
3... How To Train Your Dragon
4... Hercules
5... Aladdin

Top 3 Actors
Edward Norton (American History X, Fight Club, 25th Hour)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception, Catch Me If You Can)
Woody Harrelson (No Country For Old Men, Zombieland)

Top 3 Actresses
Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta, Garden State, Can't wait for Black Swan)
Ellen Page (Inception, Hard Candy)
Julianne Moore (Magnolia, Children of Men)

Fave Director/s
Wes Anderson (ANYTHING... But Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stand out for me. It made me believe in stop-animation again.)
Bender_Waffles

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« Reply #1 on: 08-21-2010 19:11 »
« Last Edit on: 08-22-2010 03:02 »

I like, I like..

Top 7 Movies:
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Runaways
- Moulin Rouge
- American History X
- The Fourth Kind
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
- Donnie Darko

Top 5 Animated:
- Up
- Alice in Wonderland (original, not that crap Tim Burton shit)
- Castle in the Sky
- WALL-E
- Spirited Away

Top 3 Actors:
- Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon, The Informers)
- Jim Carrey (Yes Man, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
- Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, LOST)

Top 3 Actresses:
- Angelina Jolie (Salt, Girl Interrupted)
- Ellen Page (Inception, Juno)
- Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter)

Favorite Director? Hands down, Quentin Tarantino.
Erdrik

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« Reply #2 on: 08-21-2010 19:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-22-2010 16:52 »

Top 7 Movies (In no particular order)
1... How to Train your Dragon
2... The Incredibles
3... Ratatouille
4... Wall•E
5... Kung Fu Panda
6... Up
7... Aliens vs Monsters

Top 3 Actors
Who ever portrays the character as intended.

Top 3 Actresses
Who ever portrays the character as intended.

Fave Director/s
None really. I base my preferences purely on the end result.

EDIT: had to pull Grosse Pointe Blank. Forgot Wall•E
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #3 on: 08-21-2010 20:27 »

Erdrik,

I love your style! I also love animated movies, and I usually have a different category for them (*Goes to put that into the post*). Your number 1 and 3 are on my top 5 animated.

Bender_Waffles,

I have never been able to get into Quentin Tarantino. Ever. Oh, how I have tried.
Bender_Waffles

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« Reply #4 on: 08-21-2010 21:13 »

My brother would smack you. Haha. He's the biggest QT freak. I just think he has some amazing movie ideas. You don't see much of that nowadays.
Erdrik

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« Reply #5 on: 08-22-2010 00:07 »

Im not gunna edit my posting to add that change in catagory since those 7 are my top favorites anyway. (Grosse Pointe Blank being the only live action film to make the 7 cut. Interestingly enough Ive loved that movie since I was a kid. I remember watching it off a VHS recording of it my father had in his collection.)
I don't like catagorizing films like that anyway. Live action or animated, if its a good story with good work within then Ill like it.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #6 on: 08-22-2010 00:22 »

Top Seven Movies - no particular order
1. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2. From Hell
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
4. Legend of the Fall
5. Moulin Rouge
6. Dante's Peak
7. Deep Impact

Top 5 Animated
1. Up
2. Hercules
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Monsters Vs. Aliens
5. Lion King 2

Top 3 Actors
1. Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Love Actually, Anything...)
2. Gary Oldman (Harry Potter, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
3. Johnny Depp (Anything he's ever been in, ever)

Top 3 Actresses
1. Liv Tyler (LotR, Armageddon)
2. Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) - Inception really cemented this one...
3. Nicole Kidman (Australia, Moulin Rouge)
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #7 on: 08-22-2010 01:43 »

Ellen Page cemented it for me back in 2005 with Hard Candy. She creeps me out in that movie!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #8 on: 08-22-2010 12:39 »

Top seven movies (no particular order)

1. Shawshank Redemption
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3. Star Wars A new Hope
4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (well they were shot as one film)
5. Pan's Labyrinth
6. Hero
7. The Dark Knight

Top 5 Animated

1. My Neighbor Totoro
2. Spirited Away
3. The Lion King
4. Grave of the Fireflys
5. Akira

Director
Hayeo Miyazaki

Actors

Alan Rickman
Clint Eastwood
Gary Oldman

Actresses
Ellen Page
Cate Blanchett
Helen Bonham Carter
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
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« Reply #9 on: 08-22-2010 13:36 »

  • The Matrix
  • Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Babe
  • Casablanca
  • Lawrence of Arabia

  • Wall•E
  • Up
  • Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
  • Surf's Up
  • Cars
(Honourable Mention: Kung Fu Panda, How to Train You Dragon)

  • Tom Hanks
  • James Earl Jones
  • Matthew Broderick

  • Judi Dench
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Keira Knightley

  • John Lasseter

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Erdrik

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« Reply #10 on: 08-22-2010 16:50 »

Aw crap I missed Wall•E.
Awsome movie. I don't watch it as much as the others for some reason though..
Bender_Waffles

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« Reply #11 on: 08-22-2010 17:23 »

I think WALL-E is my favorite blu-ray movie to watch. It's the most stunning thing I've ever seen. I try and watch it every time I get a chance.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #12 on: 08-22-2010 23:56 »

Top 7 Movies (In no particular order)
1... The Duellists
2... LOTR: Return of the King
3... The Mechanic
4... The Seven Samurai
5... The Quiet Man
6... Star Wars
7... Dirty Harry

Top 5 Animated
1... Ratatouille
2... The Incredibles
3... How To Train Your Dragon
4... Aladdin
5... Wall*E

Top 3 Actors
Jack Nicholson
Robert DeNiro
Kurt Russell

Top 3 Actresses
Meryl Streep
Helen Mirren
Don't have a 3rd one.

Fave Director/s
Without a doubt, Ridley Scott.  He's made some films that haven't been blockbusters (my favorite film, "The Duellists" is one of them), but everything he's made has been interesting to watch.  You get the feeling that there's someone really smart with something to say making this film, which is the EXACT OPPOSITE of shit director michael bay.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #13 on: 08-23-2010 18:16 »

Man these list type threads get weirder... top 7?
More like top random number amirite?! tongue
So hard to pick just 7, I have a shelf full of DVDs/Blurays and a 1TB hard drive packed with movies which are all great, CAN'T DECIDE! frown
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #14 on: 08-23-2010 19:14 »

Come on, Faze, whittle! Whittle like your life depended on it!

Top 7 Films (varies every time I list them)
The Dark Crystal
Empire Strikes Back
Citizen Kane
Memento
Trading Places
Jason and the Argonauts
The Sting

Top 5 Animated
Finding Nemo
Toy Story 2
Shrek
The Jungle Book
Antz

I refuse to state favourite actresses/actors since I believe it is all about the film. I'd never go to see a film based solely on an actor/actress being in it.

Directors
The Coen brothers have never ever disappointed me. Very often one of their films will pop up in my top films of all time. But not this time for some reason.  hmpf
Bend-err

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« Reply #15 on: 08-23-2010 19:28 »

Top 7s or Top anythings? naah, can't decide, there are too many great movies

All I can say is my top Animation Studio: GHIBLI
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #16 on: 08-23-2010 19:33 »

It's just a list - you don't have to get married to it.
Bend-err

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« Reply #17 on: 08-23-2010 19:56 »

yes, it's just a list... so? I still have more than 1 favorite movie...
Jezzem

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« Reply #18 on: 08-25-2010 01:10 »

Is it hypocritical for someone who spells woman/women and human as "womyn" and "humyn" to have two separate categories for actors and actresses? confused
Frisco17

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« Reply #19 on: 08-25-2010 01:15 »

What the hell is a myn?
Bend-err

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« Reply #20 on: 08-25-2010 01:27 »

The feminist (or rather pseudo-feminist) way to say "man" because man is so sexist and only refers to males. Obviously this is complete bollocks and only helps the anti-feminists to show that thems are crazy types.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #21 on: 08-25-2010 11:25 »

"I likes me my womyns".  Yeah, that works, in a Louisiana cajun bayou way...
JoshTheater

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« Reply #22 on: 08-25-2010 20:51 »

Is it hypocritical for someone who spells woman/women and human as "womyn" and "humyn" to have two separate categories for actors and actresses? confused

Ha. I think I love you, Jezzem.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #23 on: 08-26-2010 01:17 »

Top 7 Movies
1) Terminator 2
2) The Matrix
3) Pulp Fiction
4) Fight Club
5) Sin City
6) Reservior Dogs
7) Gladiator

Top 5 Animated
1) Alice In Wonderland
2) Corpse Bride
3) Aladdin
4) Toy Story
5) Howl's Moving Castle

Top 3 Actors
Samuel L Jackson
Russell Crowe
Brad Pitt

Top 3 Actresses
Uma Thurman
Rose Bryn
Helena Bonham Carter

Fave Director/s
James Cameron
DrThunder88

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« Reply #24 on: 08-28-2010 08:57 »

The feminist (or rather pseudo-feminist) way to say "man" because man is so sexist and only refers to males. Obviously this is complete bollocks and only helps the anti-feminists to show that thems are crazy types.
Mind your mynners lest one of those pseudo-feminists place you in mynacles, mynhandle you, cover you in mynteca, and shove you down a mynhole where you'll only mynage to escape to a myngrove full of myn-eating mynatees!

Also, it's sexist to call bogus thing "bollocks".
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #25 on: 08-28-2010 10:38 »

How would you know?  You come from Detroit, where they focus on burning down the city 1x a year...   tongue
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