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101 shimaspawn23rd Jun 2012 09:40:22 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
This is going to sound weird, but I wash a lot of films with my grandmother and her eyesight isn't that great any more. I want films with good acting that aren't shot so dark you can't see what's going on.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
102 BokhuraBurnes28th Jun 2012 10:56:37 PM from Inside the Bug Pit
Radical Moderate
[up][up] The Tree of Life was my favorite movie of the past five years or so, and it's plenty artsy. If you like it, Malick's other films are worth checking out as well.

If you enjoy Woody Allen and artistic films, you'd probably get into Ingmar Bergman's films (he was a big influence on Allen). Also, you might enjoy the works of Luis Bunuel.

[up] How about watching a Pixar film? Or something else animated.

edited 28th Jun '12 11:03:05 PM by BokhuraBurnes

You're a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.
103 Noaqiyeum29th Jun 2012 12:29:09 AM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Maybe something with a high-contrast colour scheme or outright black-and-white...?

(I just watched Hugo Cabret last night for the first time, so that comes to mind.)

edited 29th Jun '12 12:30:11 AM by Noaqiyeum

Can't you see who I am? I'm invinci8le! Like a force that is out of control
It's the key to achieving my goal - un8r8ka8le!
104 shimaspawn29th Jun 2012 08:58:19 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up][up] & [up] We've seen most of the CG stuff that isn't too cheesy and we've seen Hugo. I'm looking for something not aimed at children.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
105 Noaqiyeum4th Jul 2012 09:50:36 AM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
...And black-and-white?

Mmmm... The Artist?
Can't you see who I am? I'm invinci8le! Like a force that is out of control
It's the key to achieving my goal - un8r8ka8le!
106 shimaspawn4th Jul 2012 10:09:37 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] It doesn't need to be black and white. It just can't spend large chunks of the film with people in dark rooms. It's just like every recent film we watch seems like they forget to light the set.

edited 4th Jul '12 10:11:04 AM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
107 Noaqiyeum5th Jul 2012 10:17:15 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Maybe not, but it's hard thinking of 'films I didn't have difficulty seeing'. Black and white is intended to work around situations where the colours are just too close together to easily distinguish from the beginning, though, so it seems like a thing that comes to mind.
Can't you see who I am? I'm invinci8le! Like a force that is out of control
It's the key to achieving my goal - un8r8ka8le!
108 zam13th Oct 2012 05:06:31 PM from Orlando, FL . , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Last boy on Earth.
Anyone can recommend some good neo-noir like Brick or Memento?

edited 13th Oct '12 5:07:50 PM by zam

All of time and space, anywhere and everywhere, any star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

109 TamH7014th Oct 2012 03:00:28 AM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
Well, you have probably seen my suggestion.

The Usual Suspects.
110 zam14th Oct 2012 05:18:06 AM from Orlando, FL . , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Last boy on Earth.
[up]Yeah sorry.
All of time and space, anywhere and everywhere, any star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

111 Kiefen6th Nov 2012 11:33:48 PM from Germany , Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
MINE!
We watched Departures yesterday in religion class and I really liked it.

The music alone is breathtaking and the story is a really bittersweet yet charming view on the topic.

edited 6th Nov '12 11:34:01 PM by Kiefen

112 Ramone49018th Nov 2012 09:47:16 AM from American Town In America
I Hiatus Every Five Seconds
I am doing liveblogs on So Bad, It's Good and So Bad Its Horrible works. While I have some films planned to liveblog on, I am interested in seeing other people's suggestions for films that are So Bad, It's Good and So Bad Its Horrible. I am mainly looking for works where the full movie can be seen on online for free (like on Youtube or Netflix or any other place). Any recommendations?
I do liveblogs on So Bad, It's Good and So Bad Its Horrible work. Check them out here: /pmwiki/lbs.php?lblogger=Ramone490
113 Noaqiyeum18th Nov 2012 10:33:11 AM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
You should join the Synchtube Tropers coven!
Can't you see who I am? I'm invinci8le! Like a force that is out of control
It's the key to achieving my goal - un8r8ka8le!
114 Ramone49018th Nov 2012 12:10:14 PM from American Town In America
I Hiatus Every Five Seconds
I'll definitely check it out... it looks very interesting.
I do liveblogs on So Bad, It's Good and So Bad Its Horrible work. Check them out here: /pmwiki/lbs.php?lblogger=Ramone490
nitelyechos
some movies I liked:

Jabberwocky (1977) - Terry Gilliam

Brazil - Terry Gilliam

Delicatessen - Jean-Peirre Jeunet

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Terry Gilliam

In Bruges

Steamboy

Howl's Moving Castle

The City of Lost Children - Jean-Peirre Jeunet

Micmacs - Jean-Peirre Jeunet

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Life of Brian

The Blackadder Series and Movies

The Meaning of Life

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard

Time Bandits - Terry Gilliam

Sky Captain and the World of Tommarrow

Nausica of the Wind Valley

As you can see I'm a big fan of Terry Gilliam, Jean-Peirre Jeunet, and Hayao Miyazaki. I like historical fantasy, sci-fi, and lots of scenery porn.anybody want give me any recomendations?

edited 28th Jan '13 9:55:01 PM by nitelyechos

116 Noaqiyeum27th Jan 2013 05:15:37 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
The Inventions of Hugo Cabret?

[down] I misremembered the promotional and international title. :P

edited 28th Feb '13 7:42:52 PM by Noaqiyeum

Can't you see who I am? I'm invinci8le! Like a force that is out of control
It's the key to achieving my goal - un8r8ka8le!
117 TParadox28th Feb 2013 07:14:24 PM , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
That's The Invention of Hugo Cabret (I think it's supposed to describe Hugo growing into himself through the story). And the movie is just Hugo.

I'm looking for some movies that specifically focus on changing gender roles for a theme month on my blog (un/fortunately, not Women's History Month, since I haven't already started).

I'm probably looking at April, so I need four movies. I want to span the 20th century, and I'm already planning on including Kramer Vs. Kramer. So I guess I need something from the 20s/30s, something from the 50s/60s, and something from the 90s/2000s.

That first one's gonna be hard. There's probably a lot from the second era, but finding something I haven't seen will make it more difficult. Mr. Mom comes to mind, but it's too close in time and subject to Kramer Vs. Kramer.

I prefer comedies, but I shouldn't avoid dramas. The theme actually helps force me into doing dramas.
Are you looking for cis-gendered only or will transgender roles work, as well?
Rule of fanworks reviews: The amount of constructive criticism a work receives is in inverse proportion to the amount it needs.
119 TParadox5th Mar 2013 08:07:17 PM , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
If there are good transgender movies from before 2003, I'll give them consideration.
Marooned
Can anyone recommend me something to watch?
121 Noaqiyeum28th Apr 2013 03:25:52 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Can't you see who I am? I'm invinci8le! Like a force that is out of control
It's the key to achieving my goal - un8r8ka8le!
You seem to like dark movies. I recommend The Invisible. It's director was the co-writer of The Dark Knight Saga.
123 Fluid6th Jul 2013 02:36:58 PM from The Netherlands
Anyone know any good tragedies? In my experience, they're hard to find because modern audiences tend to demand happy endings.
124 BokhuraBurnes7th Jul 2013 01:03:40 AM from Inside the Bug Pit
Radical Moderate
'Tragedies' is a broad term, but two good recent films that had the archetype of a Tragic Hero (instead of just ending unhappily) are Into The Wild and The Wrestler.
You're a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.
I know of two movies that fit the format for a Greek tragedy (character flaw, his fall, and his redemption) and they are The Invisible and Catch Me If You Can.

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