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Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:46:21 PM

My favorite movies... hmmm...

are five that would be in my top twenty off the top of my head.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." — Grant Morrison
formerly Lady Justice
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:53:35 PM

I also agree that Woody Allen is a douche.

Top 5 movies:

I almost wanted to put every Quinten Tarantino movie ever made on there, except the shit one about the Nazis... obviously

edited 15th Mar '11 3:55:38 PM by KingFriday

"There's more evil in the charts then an Al-Qaida suggestion box" - Bill Bailey
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:57:48 PM

except the shit one about the Nazis... obviously

sad

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 16th 2011 at 4:01:30 PM

If I had some money I'd go see Rango. I was shocked that it's been getting such good reviews, much to the surprise of my knee-jerk instinct against celebrity voiced CGI. But it seems that they actually made a good movie!

I think my favorite non-Pixar CGI movie thus far is Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. It was refreshing to see something eschew hyper-realism for a fun, cartoony look, and none of the celebrity voices were distracting. Plus it was actually really frikkin funny, and it didn't rely on pop culture references but was so wonderfully silly and fun.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 16th 2011 at 4:47:31 PM

Inglorious Basterds was awesome.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 24th 2011 at 11:24:11 AM

I watched Dark Harbor yesterday, just for Norman Reedus doing a Marilyn Monroe impersonation, and also to see how Alan Rickman's New England accent was. Got a gay kiss between the two! out of it, which was certainly more than I expected.

Oh well. One needs mediocrity to appreciate true brilliance.

edited 24th Mar '11 11:24:46 AM by Leradny

Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 27th 2011 at 7:34:03 PM

Watched Sucker Punch last night. I'm still processing what I think of it; I liked a lot of it but it had problems.

A brighter future for a darker age.
CyganAngel Away on the wind~ from Arcadia
Away on the wind~
Apr 2nd 2011 at 12:23:54 AM

Watchin' Paranormal Activity again.

There are too many toasters in my chimney!
captainbrass2 from the United Kingdom
Apr 2nd 2011 at 2:55:23 AM

@Cygan Angel- Have to admit, I chickened out of seeing that one. It just seemed too scary. I'll admit to being fairly easily scared by a film.

"Well, it's a lifestyle"
CyganAngel Away on the wind~ from Arcadia
Away on the wind~
Apr 2nd 2011 at 6:59:39 AM

It's scary, but not as far as the trope page makes it out to be.

There are too many toasters in my chimney!
Apr 2nd 2011 at 11:01:02 AM

Then again, everything around here is hyperbole when it comes to the Darth Wiki and the Sugar Wiki.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Apr 2nd 2011 at 3:29:35 PM

The Dollars triology.

  1. Fist Full of Dollars.
  2. For A Few Dollars More.
  3. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The first three Indiana Jones Movies. We do not speak of the fourth. -_-

The Original Starwars Movies.

Saving Private Ryan

Platoon

Full Metal Jacket (Big Surprise Right)

Hamburger Hill

All Quiet on the Western Front

Assembly (Foreign Film from China about the Chinese Civil War)

Brave Heart

Iron Eagle and Top Gun :P

Maclintock

The Cowboys

Rooster Cogburn

Starship Troopers (Campy Sci-Fi B Movie love from Tuefel)

Evil Dead 1&2

Army of Darkness

Hudson Hawk.

Letters from Iowa Jima.

Cool Hand Luke (What we have hear is a failure to Communicate)

Alien

Aliens

The Death Wish Movie Series. Again campy kind of films.

The Matrix Series

And quite a few others.

edited 2nd Apr '11 3:29:54 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Apr 3rd 2011 at 5:30:28 AM

I went and saw Paul last night, it was pretty good. Not as good as the other Simon Pegg movies though.

,%,..@@@,.Þ%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
Apr 3rd 2011 at 2:02:41 PM

Yeah, I thought as much...the lack of Edgar Wright pretty much made me think that it'd go like that...

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
Apr 3rd 2011 at 11:56:10 PM

Watched my recent acquisition Bad Day At Black Rock. Lived up to the hype, engaging.

edited 3rd Apr '11 11:56:19 PM by Zyxzy

What's the frequency Kenneth?|In case of war.
Justice4243 Writer of horse words from Portland, OR, USA Relationship Status: Brony
Writer of horse words
Apr 9th 2011 at 10:38:58 AM

Watched Apocalypse Now on blu ray. Apparently it’s the movie world’s largest collection of super famous people before they where super famous (well, a few where already super famous).

Kinda unsure of what to make of the whole thing…which is probably what the director wanted. It seems to be something of a commentary on Vietnam but told in a more fantasy way.

I think I might recommend downloading/renting/netflex to anyone who can stomach war movies and hasn’t seen it yet to at least get all the Apocalypse Now references the permeate modern media.

Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15 FimFiction account.
Apr 9th 2011 at 10:42:22 AM

I liked it when I watched it. It's a bizarre trip on the human mind and it's mentality. Not much else, really. I always thought that the war itself was just a background, to be perfectly honest.

Also, you confused The Magnificent Seven with Apocalypse Now in terms of future-famous casting.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Apr 9th 2011 at 11:37:36 AM

I recall one semi-professional film critic insisting that Captain Willard died in his hotel room at the start of the film, and his mission to kill Kurtz was actually Purgatory.

I didn't write any of that.
Apr 9th 2011 at 11:38:27 AM

...That's actually quite a popular theory. Or it being the Styx river. At least, that's the one I heard...

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Apr 10th 2011 at 9:33:31 PM

I always thought that the war itself was just a background, to be perfectly honest.
Same here. I don't really think it's a true war film, since it's not truly about war. I get the feeling the makers just thought that vietnam would be a good backdrop for a remake of Heart of Darkness.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
SPACETRAVEL from ☉
Apr 11th 2011 at 11:02:23 PM

Inglorious Basterds was awesome.
And I'm curious what its format would be like recycled IN SPACE, as bad an idea as that may sound like.

whoever wrote this shit needs to step on a rake in a comedic fashion
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Apr 12th 2011 at 1:56:49 PM

Pretty much any war story can have that done to it with reasonable success.

A brighter future for a darker age.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Apr 13th 2011 at 4:39:26 PM

Today was like a film buffs wet dream in school. My sub in history turned out to be a huge film fam and we spent the whole period talking about it, we watched Vertigo in Great Ideas, and the teacher got my s Seven reference.

Teacher (Talking about art): You wonder what's in the box...
Me: What's in the booooooooooox?
(Teacher laughs)

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Apr 14th 2011 at 6:52:46 PM

Rewatching Amelie after dinner. That ought to make me feel better.


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