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Liquid Emperor
« on: 07-24-2003 23:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2003 00:00 »

I searched to see if there was already a thread for this and was shocked to find that there is not a thread for "Favorite Movies". This is the same as the "Ten Favorite Shows" thread except you can pick up to twenty favorite movies/movie series. Here's mine (in no particular order):

Clerks- The best movie mainly based listening to two guys talk about things you wouldn't give a damn to listen to even if they were comng out of a hot naked woman's mouth; Kevin Smith's a freaking genius.

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut- The show that proved not all cartoon musicals are for homosexuals and little children.

Dogma- It's another movie by Kevin Smith! And it has the ingenius Alan Rickman in it! Who could dislike this movie?

Blow- Johnny Depp's one of my favorite actor's and he plays the cocaine-smuggling George Jung incredibly; The ending to this movie brought a tear to my eye which is very rare coming from a fairly recent movie.

Edward Scissorhands- Tim Burton wrote and directed it and Johnny Depp starred in it. What more could one ask for?; Another Depp movie that brought a tear to my eye.

Ed Wood- I had always been a fan of Ed Wood (I even styled my hair and moustache after his for a while but got rid of it when people kept think it was styled after Walt Disney) and this movie made me admire his work even more.

Plan 9 From Outer Space- A movie so bad it's great.

Chasing Amy- See Clerks.

Both LotR Movies- The best book-to-movie adaptations for the one of the best book trilogies ever.

The Good Son- The only Macauly Culkin movie I could watch without wanting to commit suicide; I know the plot was sort of cliched but the acting and writing more than made up for it.

Sleepy Hollow- Sure it didn't follow the novel at all, but this is one of the few horror movies made in the past ten years that didn't suck ass.

Brazil- One of the best independent films of all time made by the great Terry Gilliam.

Cecil B. Demented- A movie that expresses views on Hollywood that I strongly agree with. I'm not as extreme as Cecil but I would also like to shoot the asshole who greenlighted "Resident Evil"; JtHM for Hollywood.

Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back- I was afraid this was going to be another "Mallrats" but was pleasently surprised at how good it was after viewing it.

Beetlejuice- My first Tim Burton movie.

Jurassic Park- I was amazed at how closely this followed the novel for a sci-fi/action movie. Another classic by Mr. Spielberg.

Maniac Mansion/ Invader Zim/ Futurama: The Movie- A man can dream...a man can dream...

American Psycho- Despite a disappointing ending the rest of this movie was great and showed the 80's in a fairly authentic way.

Scarface- Classic gangster movie.

The Original Star Wars Trilogy- I love these three movies like family...
Action Jacktion

« Reply #1 on: 07-25-2003 00:45 »

Originally posted by OC_James:
Dogma.... Who could dislike this movie?
Well, since you asked....

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 07-25-2003 02:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2003 02:08 »

You have too many of mine.

But in no particular order:

Clerks- It's everything a hollywood movie isn't, and that's why it's great.

Fargo-It can't be explained. Only experienced. "Kinda funny Lookin'"

Back To The Future- 80's escapisim at it's finest.

The Great Escape- Stickin' it to the Nazis always a crowd pleaser.

Brazil- So deliciously demotivating of a movie. Yet strangly uplifting

Raider's Of the Lost Ark- (See "The Great Escape" )

Vanilla Sky- Actual Factual Science Fiction (not Sci-Fi).

Lost In LaMancha- The depressing documentary of a Gilliam film gone horrably awry. Why do I like that? Well let's just say Negativity is kinda my thing.

Being John Malkovitch- It's beyond anything your brain could ever smell.

Hudson Hawk- Sense? It doesn't need to make Sense.

Kid's In The Hall: Brain Candy- "Gleamonex. It's like it's 70 degrees in your head."

Buckaroo Banzi: Adventures Across The 8th Dimension- He's a crime fighting, Rockstatr, Brain Surgeon, Physicist, Fighting aliens from another dimesion who's first names are all John. Good Stuff.

Spirited Away- It helps give you back some wonderment lost with age.

2001: A Space Oddesy- It's Like LSD, On ACID!

Ghostbusters- Who ya gonna call?

The Royal Tenanbaums- It's got something that can't be explained.

Edward Scissorhands- thanks to Danny Elfman I get teary every time this movie ends.

Joe Vs. the Volcano- Abe Vagoda.

Young Frankenstein- It's Comedy byond an art form.

Iron Monkey- Why this didn't get bigger backing in the USA I'll never know.

Niel Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens a Terry Gilliam Film- if you can dream So can I. (It just need a US backer)

Michael Zaite
Delivery Boy
« Reply #3 on: 07-25-2003 03:02 »

Choosing favourites of anything is always hard for me because it always changes. But if I had to choose, here's what they'd be:

In no particular order:

Hellraiser: One of the most original horror films of the 1980's.

Brazil: Terry Gilliam's best film. I'm glad others on here also share my views on this flick.

Robocop: Paul Verhoeven's first US film and arguably his best one.

Full Metal Jacket: The best war film I've ever seen.

Pulp Fiction: One of the best films of the 1990's. Too bad it never won any oscars as it truly deserved it.

Evil Dead 1 and 2: I've always been very fond of Sam Raimi's horror trilogy. The first two are the best. I don't hate Army Of Darkness or anything. I just think the first two are better.

Batman: I had to get Tim Burton in somewhere. I'm a big fan of his work and I feel this is the still the best comic book hero film I've seen. This really neeeds a Special Edition DVD.

Taxi Driver: I watched this just three days ago and I don't know why it's taken me so long to see this masterpiece. It was well worthn the wait.

The Thing: Not only John Carpenter's best film but also Kurt Russel's. Too bad it didn't do well at the box office.

The Terminator: I had to put this in one in here somewhere. Still the best out of the films although I have yet to see T3 since it isn't out here in the UK until next week.

These are just some of my favourite films.

« Reply #4 on: 07-25-2003 03:50 »

The Fellowship of the ring: Astounding, compelling, brilliant. Must i say anything more.

The Two Towers: It's nearly as good as the first.

Donnie Darko: Raises so many questions.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Beautiful

Labyrinth: Spectacular. Jim Henson's crations are amazing.

Gallopoli: Purely Australian

Return to Oz: Holds a special place in my heart.

Shindlers list: Extraordinarily detailed.

To Kill A MockingBird: Compelling.

Bowling for Columbine: Frightening

Fight Club: Brilliant

Galaxy Quest: The best comedy in years.

Groundhog Day: Clever and hilarious

Jaws: The scariest movie ever made.

Spirited Away: highly original.
El Zilcho

« Reply #5 on: 07-25-2003 04:46 »

Originally posted by mazaite:
Buckaroo Banzi: Adventures Across The 8th Dimension- He's a crime fighting, Rockstatr, Brain Surgeon, Physicist, Fighting aliens from another dimesion who's first names are all John. Good Stuff.
Funny, I'm watching that on DVD right now. "No matter where you go, there you are."


Shrek - One of the few movies I absolutely loved. I was cracking up the entire time.

Me, Myself, and Irene - Jim Carrey at his finest.

Brain Donors - Anyone heard of it? Starring John Turturro, directed by Dennis Dugan? It came out about 11 years ago? Well, anyway it's one of my favs.

Mr. Deeds - John Turturro again. And Adam Sandler. There was just no part of this movie I didn't like.

Buckaroo Banzai - See mazaite's post.

Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knights - Again, there was no part of either movie I disliked.

Donnie Darko - Frank told me to mention this movie or the world would end.

Hudson Hawk - Apparently, not many people can appreciate a good satire. Very few people recommended this movie to me, but I'm glad they did.

UHF - Grown men eating Twinkie-wiener sandwiches. "You just gotta grab life by the lips and YANK as hard as you can!"

Spaceballs - Mel Brooks. Need I say more?

Real Genius - Nerd humor. Translation: instant classic.

Space Pope
« Reply #6 on: 07-25-2003 06:34 »
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(In no particular order...)

Star Wars - A New Hope
Apocalypse Now Redux
Das Boot
Black Hawk Down
Donnie Darko
Galaxy Quest
2001 A Space Odessy
The Big Lebowski
Dr. Stranglove
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Any Kevin Smith Movie so far...
Any Star Trek Movie so far (except V and X perhaps...)
Raiders of the lost Ark
The Blues Borthers
American Beauty
I could go on and on


Urban Legend
« Reply #7 on: 07-25-2003 14:31 »

The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Taxi Driver
Full Metal Jacket
American Beauty
LA Confidential
Shawshank Redemption
A Christmas Story
Stand By Me

Urban Legend
« Reply #8 on: 07-25-2003 14:52 »

Back To The Future - I have the DVD trilogy box set, but I'll still watch it whenever it's on TV! I just love it, the suspence is still there when you watch the climax at the end.

The Matrix - I liked the whole concept of it, and the kung-fu moves. Oh and bullet time  smile

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - I saw this for the first time on tuesday, but I thought it was really good and funny. Good acting and a good script  big grin

M*A*S*H - Again, I only saw this recently, but I really liked it. Humourous and really good.

Goodfellas - My favourite mafia film, good writing and acting. Swearing is good!

Spider-Man - I just like the action in the film

Others include:
- Star Wars saga , my favourite is Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
- Indiana Jones trilogy
- Schindler's List
- Monty Python's Life Of Brian
- Monty Python and The Holy Grail
- The Shining
- American Pie



« Reply #9 on: 07-25-2003 15:01 »

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. X2
3. X-Men
4. Blast From the Past
5. Bebe's Kids
6. Disneys Atlantis
7. The Bride of Frankenstine
the end

Urban Legend
« Reply #10 on: 07-25-2003 15:16 »
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Mine in no order:

-All five starwars that have been released so far-I find OT more enjoyible once you understand some things better via PT (like the senete)

-Cannibal The Musical- Trey Parker's musical about eating people

-South Park- Trey Parker's musical about a war between Canada and the U.S.

-Freddy Got Fingered- Most people hate this but I love it

-All three terminators- I just like them

-Both X movies- I love X-men

-Indiana Jones Triogly- any one elese gonna get the DVD's this year?

-Beyoned The Mat- A view of the real world of wrestling

-Man On The Moon- I thought that Jim Carry did a great job and I love Andy Kaufman

-Monty Python and The Holy Grail- I really like it.  AH I SAID IT! AH I SAID IT AGAIN! (you won't understand that unless you've seen the movie)

-Popeye meets Sinbad- 20 min cartoon short released in theatres in the 30's.

honorable mention:
Matrix Movies
Little Nicky

Jeezsus there are a bunch more I really like but I ain't putting them all down.
Bobby King

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #11 on: 07-25-2003 16:09 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2003 16:09 »

not in order:

The Shining
Indiana Jones trilogy
Reservoir Dogs
American Pie
Matrix 1,2
All of the Star Wars movies
Teminator trilogy
Jurassic Park trilogy
Mr. Deeds
Shanghai Noon
Rush Hour 1,2
All of Jim Carry´s movies(not Batman Forever)
Back To The Future trilogy
Austin Powers trilogy
Undercover Brother

and a lot more...

M Jackson
« Reply #12 on: 07-25-2003 16:16 »

Ok this is more than 20 but...(In no particular order)

Jurassic Park: Incredible, awe-inspiring, suspenseful, and pretty much perfect all-round. One of Spielbergs best films.

Jaws: The fact that even the appearence of possibly the worst rubber shark in history doesn't spoil the film, shows just how brilliant the rest of it is! Truely shocking, suspensful, and endlessly rewatchable.

The Star Wars Saga: Perfection! Magic! Beautiful, exciting, funny, timeless, inspiring, and always a pleasure to watch.

AI: Artificail Intelligence: Dark, twisted, strange, hautingly beautiful, thought provoking, and brilliant. I ALWAYS cry like a baby at the end!

Schindlers List: Shocking, mature, brutal, dramatic, and moving, but never overly centimental. Spielberg shows that he can work in ANY genre.

Back to the Future: see Star wars.

Forest Gump: Very original, and tragic in a way. It's full of great drama but's it's also funny too. Tom Hanks shows that he's one of the best actors in history.

The Matrix/ Reloaded: Whoa! Mindblowing, awesome, and just bloody cool!

Alien/Aliens: Forget part 3 & 4 (although 3 isn't as bad as you may remember) These are two classic scifi/ horror films. They're both very different, but equally good.

ET: See Star Wars. As with AI, I can't help crying! But somehow you never feel like you're being cheated into crying, it just feel natural.

The Terminator series: Say what you want about Arnold's acting ability, here he is PERFECT!

Toy Story 1 & 2: Inovative, funny, exciting, and definitely not just for kids.

Edward Scissorhands: Quirky, chilling, bizzare, tragic, funny, and very Tim Burton. This is a very dark fairy tale. Elfman's score is perfect too.

Indiana Jones trilogy: again, see Satr Wars.

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship  & Two Towers: Epic, in every way. Perfect casting, brilliant direction, Oscar worthy acting, incredible FX, and also a great dramatic script.

The Shining: My favourite Kubrick film. Jack Nicholson gives an amazing perfomance. "Heeeeeeeeere's Johny!"

Pulp Fiction: Tarantino's brilliant script and direction along with Sam Jackson and John Travolta's brilliant duo, make this shocking, and funny in equal measure.
"Mmmmmm, this IS a tasty burger"
Fight Club: As with Pulp Fiction, it's funny and violent in equal measure. + it also features David (we forgive you for Alien3) Fincher's outstanding direction, and that incredible twist ending. Oh, it also involves a CGI penguin. No, really!

Leon: The violent, but also touching tragic story of a hit-man with a heart. Garry Oldman's brilliant OTT but chilling perfomance, and great work from Natalie Portman and Jean Reno , make this unmissable.

Moulin Rouge: No i'm not a women, or gay, but I love this film.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Killer bunny rabbits, Knights Who Say Ni, cow catapults, and uh, TIM the Enchanter. Too funny for words!

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest: Great for so many reasons. Equally funny, sad, frustrating, and up-lifting. Nurse Ratchet is a true bitch!

The Shawshank Redemption: The best value film i've ever bought. A few years ago I picked it up on video for £2.99 in a clearout sale. Having never seen it, I didn't expect much, although I'd heard good things about it. I was totally blow away! This is one of the greatest films of all time! Nothing makes you smile more than the moment the poster of Rachel Welch is torn down by the furious, and bewildered warden. It's also got one of the most effective, emotional, but subtle endings in history.

Starship Captain
« Reply #13 on: 07-25-2003 16:33 »

My god! this is probably one of the world's hardest questions.
5) Jurrassic Park
4) Signs
3) Shrek
2) Planet of the apes (original)
1) the matrix reloaded
M Jackson
« Reply #14 on: 07-25-2003 16:38 »

Hey, davids nice list, it shows good taste.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
« Reply #15 on: 07-25-2003 18:46 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2003 18:46 »

Mine in no particular order:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek: VI: The Undiscoverd Country
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
Forrest Gump
Cool Runnings
Independance Day
Police Academy V
The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Movie
Apollo 13

[EDIT]ARGH!  I almost forgot Superman![/EDIT]

DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #16 on: 07-25-2003 20:22 »

Indiana Jones won't be a trilogy after 2005.
Yes, Speilberg, Ford, Connery and even Rhys-Davies will be back.
What could possibly go wrong?

Starship Captain
« Reply #17 on: 07-25-2003 23:46 »

I would need a few months to think about it but my list may include (no particular order):

-Stanley Kubrick's movies
-Le fabuleux destin d'amelie poulain
-La cite des enfants perdus
-Coen brothers movies
-P.T. Anderson movies (Magnolia, Boogie Nights...)
-Le déclin de l'empire américain
-Les invasions barbares
-American Beauty
-Fritz Lang's Metropolis

etc. etc. etc...

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #18 on: 07-26-2003 01:10 »

The nominees for the Thunder Award (R) for an outstanding Science Fiction movie are:

  • Contact (I never really liked Jodie Foster until I saw this movie...I still don't like Matthew McConaughey, mind you).
  • Signs (M. Night Shyamalan's best work...even though I was supposed to see the ending and think, "Man, look at all of those miracles," I wound up thinking, "Man, that was lucky." )
  • Star Trek: First Contact (It's the only Star Trek movie other than the whale-saving one that I've seen in its entirety, but I still like it)
  • Jurassic Park (Best movie ever, even though it wasn't nearly as scientifically in-depth as the book, it was brilliant, beautiful, bold, and...uh b-awesome)

    The nominees for the Thunder Award in the drama category are:
  • The Truman Show (I don't care what Leela says, this was the high-water mark of Jim Carrey's carrer coupled with one of the best soundtracks ever composed..."Father Kolbe's Preaching" gets me every time)
  • Heat (Most critics will tell you that the only purpose this film served was to get Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in the same scene, and that scene was watered down...this may be true, but I still loved this movie, the roving gun-battle almost made this a candidate for "Best Action/Adventure Picture)
  • The Usual Suspects (Simply one of the best film noir pieces in recent memory...I am not Keyser Soze *shifty eyes*)
  • Charade (Audrey Hepburn, babe, meets up with Cary Grant, the man, for fun, mystery, and hijinks in Paris...The Truth About Charlie, eat your lame-ass heart out)

    For best Action/Adventure Film, the nominees are:
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Ford, Connery, Spielberg, Williams...as they say, sticking to the Nazis old-school)
  • Ronin (This movie make a hell of a lot more sense if you know what's being said in French and Russian, but even if you don't have the subtitles turned on, the action/chase sequences rock the casbah)
  • The Rock (An action film that doesn't skimp on the character development...what the...Jerry Bruckheimer?)
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (A lot of people give Schwarzenegger grief for not being a good actor, but how does one act like a kill-bot from the future?  Grade-A action all the way from Sarah Conner's first crappy narration to her last crappy narration)

    The Thunder Award (R) Nominees for best comedy are:
  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (A parodious parody if ever a parody parodied a parodiable bunch of movies)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (It was awesome before every cape-wearing, Baal-worshipping drama queen went around quoting it, and it's awesome now...those drama dorks give my kind of drama dorks a bad name)
  • Groundhog Day (One of Bill Murray's best, despite the horrible over-abundance of Chris Elliot)
  • Ghostbusters (An all-star comedy team and Ernie Hudson team up to save New York, and possibly the world, from an ancient Sumerian god bent on destroying it...hilarity ensues, except for Ernie Hudson)

    Finally, the nominees for Outstanding Holiday or Other Film are:
  • It's a Wonderful Life (No one other than Jimmy Stewart could have pulled this film off the way he did...I don't use the word classic too often, but this is exactly that and the only movie that gets me teary-eyed)
  • Scrooged (The best version of A Christmas Carol ever made...the Allistar Sims version comes close, but it's too damn serious)
  • The Matrix (It was action, it was adventure, it was drama and sci-fi...it was so many things and such a new way of looking at movies that it deserves some place in these awards)
  • Shrek (A lot of things could be said about this movie, and most of them would be good...more than I could say about The Matrix Reloaded)
    And of course...
  • Jurassic Park (The best movie ever)

Bending Unit
« Reply #19 on: 07-26-2003 02:24 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2003 02:24 »

Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Indiana Jones won't be a trilogy after 2005.
Yes, Speilberg, Ford, Connery and even Rhys-Davies will be back.
What could possibly go wrong?

"Return to the Temple of Doom"

But I hear their will be Nazis to stick it too.

And no fair posting more then 20. And saying all of such and so's doesn't count as one. I had to cut out some of my favorite movies to come up with the top 20. so take this:

Donnie Darko, Cannabal: The musical, My Blue Heaven, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, O' Brother Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, Men In Black (the first one only), Strange Brew, Laputa: Castle in The Sky, The 5th Element, Die Hard, Tucker: A man and his dream, Forest Gump, Death To Smoochy, All the Marx Brothers movies, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, Basic, Terminator 1-3, Shaft (with Samuel L. Jackson), Orgasmo, Baseketball, The Matrix (but not reloaded),UHF,My Cousin Vinny,...

That's all I can think of now. Not to mention Movies I just liked.

Michael Zaite
Future Angel
Bending Unit
« Reply #20 on: 07-26-2003 03:29 »

Here are 20 that I thought up on the spot and more keep popping into my head:

Phone Booth - Kiefer Sutherland even though you really only hear him.

Seabiscuit - I used to be a horse nut and this is the movie I've been waiting for for years.

Star Trek IV The Voyage Home - the plot revolves around whales,just like horses, I'm a sucker for whales.

The X-Files Fight the Future - I'm an X-Files fan, what can I say.

The Core - I love science fiction and earth sciences so putting the two together made a good match for me, even if the story was a little unbelieveable

The Emperor's New Groove - One of the funniest Disney movies. I can watch it over and over an never get tired of it.

Back to the Future - (All 3) No idea why, I just love 'em.

Ice Age - Scrat.

Lilo & Stitch - Stitch.

Treasure Planet - Once again the science fiction genre. The blend of traditional and computer animation.

Big Fat Liar - The amount of the Universal backlot that is seen in the movie. Just before it came out I had gone to Universal Studios and the backlot tour told us about flash flood being recently used in a movie, which was most likely BFL.

Peter Pan - I love the thought of being able to fly and never having to grow up.

Space Jam - Bugs Bunny.

Pirates of the Carribean - Johnny Depp was just so good in this one. And of course Jack... the monkey.

Finding Nemo - The best Pixar film to date.

Daylight - No real reason.

Dante's Peak - Once again, the earth science element, Volcanoes.

Don't Say A Word - Just plain good. Everyone I know who's seen it loves it.

Ghosts of the Abyss - I love anything to do with Titanic (I mean the actual ship). The 3D was great, and the shots of the ship underwater were amazing. The little robotic subs are so cute.

Tremors - Kevin Bacon was great. Giant worms that sence Vibrations/sounds in the ground. After I saw it the first time I was terrified to step of asphalt for weeks. And Burt Gummer, who'll blowup his own home to save everyone from the Ass-Blasters. Oh wait, that was the third movie. Well, The first one was the best , but I like all three.

« Reply #21 on: 07-26-2003 11:36 »

Star Wars Saga
James Bond Series
Back to the Future Trilogy
Indiana Jones Trilogy
X-men Series
Die Hard Trilogy
Matrix Series
Rocky Series
Lord of the Rings Series
Harry Potter Series
The Terminator series

and I could like say 100 more things too.

Starship Captain
« Reply #22 on: 07-26-2003 11:50 »

Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Indiana Jones won't be a trilogy after 2005.
What?! A trilogy is three. The temple of doom, raiders of the lost ark and the last crusade. three films. a trilogy.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #23 on: 07-26-2003 12:36 »

He means there's going to be a sequel.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #24 on: 07-26-2003 12:40 »

George Lucas: "Yeah, Temple of Doom was a real bring-down for the series, so we're going to go ahead and erase it from history."

Starship Captain
« Reply #25 on: 07-26-2003 12:48 »

George Lucas said that?! I thought the temple of doom was the best of the three.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #26 on: 07-26-2003 12:51 »

Yes, I am George Lucas, and I have the power to alter history.

« Reply #27 on: 07-26-2003 15:08 »

Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Indiana Jones won't be a trilogy after 2005.

But it is not A trilogy now if you count all of the young Indy films.


Urban Legend
« Reply #28 on: 07-26-2003 15:09 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2003 15:09 »

In no particular order:
K-PAX - Very good movie, it touched me (On the inside) and I like the story very much
Fahrenheit 451 - Accurate interpretation of the book.
Equilibrium - The original Matrix
The Matrix - One of the best cyber punk movies ever
Mystery Men - I love the idea of working class superheros who don't have all of their marbles in the bag...
Soylent Green
Logan's run
Blade Runner
For all of above: Awesome sci-fi concepts.
Starship Troopers - Goriest.Movie.Ever!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - British comedy at it's best
2001: A Space Odyssey - An awesome incomprehensible sci-fi movie
Eight Legged Freaks - Hilarious B-movie
The Sphere - Er...awesome sci-fi.
The Thing - Same as Sphere.
Rage Dump

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #29 on: 07-26-2003 18:24 »

Most of mine have already been said but i will add...
Lock Stock and two Smokin Barrels
canned eggs

Space Pope
« Reply #30 on: 07-26-2003 23:36 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2003 23:36 »

Originally posted by davids:
George Lucas said that?! I thought the temple of doom was the best of the three.

Temple of Doom was evil!  So it had Amrish Puri in it, it was written by Willard Huyck, who unleashed upon creation the single worst film ever written, Howard the Duck.

Edit: just so I'm not being relentlessly negative, here's my list of the good ones, necessarily incomplete.  Many of them have been mentioned already, which means some of you have good taste.

(1968 Lindsay Anderson film.  Watch it.  Possibly the most important film ever made.)

(scared the hell out of me, I've a feeling the bureaucracy would even scare Hermes)

Buckaroo Banzai
"Why is there a watermelon there?"
"I'll tell you later."

Blues Brothers
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, a half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."
"Hit it."

Clockwork Orange
(and the book is even better)

Dr. Strangelove
(Kubrick again)

I Went Down
(I just like it, OK?)

The Goonies
"It's our time, down here"

Wayne's World
(Blues Brothers for headbangers)

Repo Man
"Let's get sushi and not pay!"

Adrenaline Drive
(1999 Yaguchi Shinobu film from Japan)

Swordsman II
(1991 Ching Siu Tung film from Hong Kong, starring Jet Li)

A Better Tomorrow
(My personal favorite John Woo film)

Directors who can do no wrong, even if particular pictures by them are not on my list:

Terry Gilliam
Itami Juzo
Suzuki Seijun (I guess I have a thing for Japanese films)
Luc Besson
Werner Herzog
« Reply #31 on: 07-28-2003 04:30 »

My favourite movies (not in any order)

Donnie Darko: Amazing when you deconstruct it.

Fight Club: Great twist, and lot's of embedded humour.

Hero (Jet Li): Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon... but 100x better.

Usual Suspects: Spacey is brilliant.

Pulp Fiction: Tarrantino's non-linear story telling... fantastic.

American Beauty: Eye opening and inspiring.

Leon: Jean Reno is awesome. A touching film... in a "Oww! He kicked your ass" kind of way.

The Truman Show: Carrey's performance is fantastic, and the underlying themes hit me.

Shawshank Redemption: Great performances, and I love the twist.

The Road Home (Zang ZiYi): Great film making, and a very heartfelt story.

Signs: The whole movie was a setup for the end sequence, coincidence maybe? Great work.

City of Angels: This movie is just too damn... *sniff - damnit, I have something my eye*

Ferris Beullers Day Off: Hillarious, Light-hearted and also a classic.

CastAway: Maybe Tom's best performance, as he acted solo through most of it.

What Dreams May Come: I cried my frigin eyes out the first time I saw this. It's great just for that alone.

The Bourne Identity: Everyone wants to be just like Jason Bourne.

Blood: The Last Vampire: Fantastic bit of animation.

Bound (Wachowski's): It's about lesbians, mafia, stealing money and it was done by those Wachowski boys. Plus a great twist.

Seven Years in Tibet: A movie definitely to watch when you want to escape somewhere far, far, away. It's a visual feast.

I know I'm well over the 20, but I have to add 2 more... sorry  wink

Waynes World 1&2: Party on man. It's very, very, very clever humour.

Hackers: Angelina Jolie, and it's about Hacking... what guy doesn't like this movie?


Urban Legend
« Reply #32 on: 07-28-2003 08:30 »
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Kung pow
fight club
american history x
Reservoir Dogs
full metal jacket
the castle
wet hot american summer
pootie tang
donnie darko
LOTR series


DOOP Secretary
« Reply #33 on: 07-29-2003 23:53 »
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Mmm, my favourite movies (in no particular order) are:

  • Heat: Classy remake of Michael Mann's crappy LA Crime drama "LA Takedown", this time with Robert DeNiro in for Alex McArthur and Al Pacino replaces a guy called "Plank" (figures, really).  Val Kilmer stars a worst wig ever, but it pales into insignificance when you sit and watch two of the greatest actors of our generation face-off over coffee.

  • Leon: Who doesn't melt when you see Jean Reno watching Gene Kelly movies?

  • Mystery Men: Bunch of guys play at being superheroes, just like kids really.  Why do I love Janeane Garofalo?

  • Meet The Parents: I saw this around the time I met my in-laws for the first time, needless to say, it scared me rigid.

  • BASEketball: South Park does sports, hilarious spot-on parody of how pointlessly complicated American sport can be.  Oh, and any game that allows "Psych-Outs" is good by me.

  • Beyond The Mat: Documentary on how "fake" pro-wrestling is.  I'm not sure which grips (pun intended) the most: Jake The Snake as Crack-Addict or Mick Foley taking 15 chairshots to the head in front of his wife and kids.  Incredible.

  • Happy Gilmore: Standout Adam Sandler picture, I just love it.  Hilarious.

  • Ronin: DeNiro in fantastically underrated Frankenheimer thriller, albeit with the worst Irish accents in the world in Jonathan Pryce and Natascha McElhone.  Great car set-pieces, and this movie is the reason I own an Audi.

  • Taxi: Ronin times-ten, with French Adam Sandler lookalike Samy Naceri, ditching pizza-boy delivery to help loser police inspector take on a gang of German heist-mongers in a souped-up Taxi.  Brilliant.

  • Go: Pulp Fiction for the rave generation, with Katie Holmes.  Wicked soundtrack too.

  • The Usual Suspects: Fantastic. Brilliant. Superb.  Not enough superlatives to describe this movie, Spacey is great as Verbal Kint, and Gabriel Byrne is never more menacing.

  • Clerks: Slacker comedies don't get better than this.

  • Die Hard: The daddy of modern action movies.  The benchmark for the genre, and never bettered.

  • Star Wars: Empire sticks out a mile in the series, but viewed as a whole it's still good.

  • Manhunter: Another Michael Mann movie, this time the first (and best) in the Thomas Harris books made into movies ("Red Dragon" ).  This is the reason I refuse to see the remake. 

DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #34 on: 07-30-2003 14:05 »

Is Terry Gilliams Brazil a comedy or what?

And Mellvar: Die Hard a benchmark?
Not even bettered by Die Hard III!?!
That had Sam Jackson in fairness!

Sam Jackson and Clint Eastwood can do no wrong IMO.
Action Jacktion

« Reply #35 on: 07-30-2003 14:25 »

I guess you could call it a dark comedy or a satire.  It has some really funny stuff, but it's not all funny.  You haven't seen it?

DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #36 on: 07-30-2003 16:54 »

Surprisingly, no!
I'm considering getting the R1 special edition though... but Play have buggered up their free delivery system by opening a US site.  frown
It's only one disc R2.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #37 on: 07-30-2003 17:08 »
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Mellvar: Die Hard a benchmark?
Not even bettered by Die Hard III!?!
That had Sam Jackson in fairness!

True, but Die Hard came first, III was a variation on a theme, but all other hostage action movies are rubbish compared to the original.

Oh, and I forgot one of my favourites:

  • Ferris Buellers Day Off: The best teen/brat packer movie of the 80's, hilarious, and Ferris's pearls of wisdom at the beginning are great.

Bending Unit
« Reply #38 on: 07-30-2003 17:56 »

Originally posted by Melllvar:
  True, but Die Hard came first, III was a variation on a theme,

And it didn't even take place at Christmas time.

BTW: Favorite holiday movie?
Die Hard.

I watch it every Christmas.

Michael Zaite

Honorary German
Urban Legend
« Reply #39 on: 07-30-2003 21:03 »

Has anyone here seen Midnight Madness? I love that movie. Part of the time, I'm laughing with it. Part of the time, I'm laughing at it. But a lot of the time, I'm just not sure.

And it stars Michael J. Fox, Maggie Roswell, and Eddie Deezen!
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