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Noaqiyeum The it-thingy from Nonbinarysylvania Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Aug 20th 2011 at 12:20:14 PM

Alright, I'm looking for some tense psychological stuff, preferably in an enclosed location, like Red Eye, Phone Booth, that sort of stuff. Got any matches?

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Aug 20th 2011 at 2:13:29 PM

Inside Man is good for that, I think. Nice job watching Phone Booth, though. That movie is criminally under-watched.

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Aug 29th 2011 at 10:59:52 PM

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie. It was about invisible aliens that disintegrate people, and it came out/comes out this year.

Anyone remember the name?

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Aug 31st 2011 at 5:55:43 PM

^I don't remember that at all. Sorry, man.

If you guys could recommend me one John Hughes movie, just one, which one would it be and why?

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Aug 31st 2011 at 7:06:59 PM

My favorite would probably be Ferris Buellers Day Off, as that one is just so fun to watch. Every kid who sees it wishes they could be Ferris. I know I did. I've heard him described as "a Mary Sue done right", meaning that he gets away with everything but is still a blast to watch.

edited 31st Aug '11 7:08:07 PM by Firebert

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Sep 6th 2011 at 5:01:53 PM

The Breakfast Club is THE john hughes film. It's great for the dynamics between the characters and the acting/music/choreography is top notch.

I'm looking for three films.

Any modern action film, preferably with okay to good story,

A comedy, something smart, preferably.

Finally, an old sci-fi film. I've seen all the star treks so something other then that.

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slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Sep 6th 2011 at 5:21:45 PM

Let's see if we can help a little here.

Modern Action Film: Well, if you can stomach it turning into postmodern, I heartily recommend Run Lola Run. For a more traditional action movie with good story, may I suggest The Matrix, if you haven't seen it. If you don't mind nerdy popculture (and Michael Cera,) Scott Pilgrim Vs The World may also be a good pick.

Comedy, smart one: Let's see... now, one could argue that this isn't a comedy but I found In Bruges absolutely amazingly funny. In a more traditional vein, check out Tropic Thunder, a basic knowledge of the movie industry and Apocalypse Now is a plus, but not required.

Old Sci-Fi: Ok, I'm a little blank on this one. We have... uh... The Day The Earth Stood Still, I guess?

edited 6th Sep '11 5:22:05 PM by slowzombie

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Sep 7th 2011 at 6:51:10 AM This level of trolling is reasonable for Commander Obvious. What do you think of this, everyone?
GinaInTheKingsRoad from California
Sep 9th 2011 at 7:42:16 PM

Any recommendations for Period Drama thrillers or mysteries? Along the lines of Glorious 39, Black Book (Zwartboek) or Charlotte Gray. No Agatha Christie adaptations please. Pretty much any time period, but especially 1900-1950s.

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Merlo *hrrrrrk* from the masochist chamber
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Sep 17th 2011 at 1:53:53 PM

^ Period pieces, you say? Changeling was pretty good. I've heard good things about Road To Perdition.

D'oh, I'm silly. Inglourious Basterds, of course. There's actually much less screentime of Nazi-killing than one would think.

I'm looking for something super schlocky. The more violent the better. Sci-fi is a bonus but not a requirement.

edited 17th Sep '11 2:01:20 PM by Merlo

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slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Sep 17th 2011 at 5:35:18 PM

Tokyo Gore Police is possibly the schlockiest movie I can imagine right away, might be worth a look.

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GinaInTheKingsRoad from California
Sep 17th 2011 at 5:43:09 PM

Ah, I saw Changeling and didn't like it much. And Inglourious Basterds was excellent. I'll definitely check out Road To Perdition, although I have a love-hate relationship with Sam Mendes' direction. Lots of actors I like.

edited 17th Sep '11 5:43:23 PM by GinaInTheKingsRoad

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dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Sep 19th 2011 at 9:50:52 PM

How about Dr Zhivago, although to be honest I can't remember which period it was about. The Godfather may be pretty good; I don't know how it works as a Period Drama, but it is a very splendid movie in itself, that's for sure.

Does anyone know very realistic (relatively) espionage or military movies, like The Bourne Trilogy and Black Hawk Down? I want some referential works for my writing project.

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Merlo *hrrrrrk* from the masochist chamber
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Sep 19th 2011 at 10:33:13 PM

Man, Tokyo Gore Police looks amazing. I'll have to try to get my hands on it sometime.

@ droy: If you want military stuff, try here :P. Tuefel's accumulated a shitton of info. Including a military movie section. And he's a former military person, so I think he'd know what he's talking about.

edited 19th Sep '11 10:33:51 PM by Merlo

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dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
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Sep 20th 2011 at 12:16:40 AM

[up] *clicks the link, jaw drops*

Holy SHIT.

Thanks for the link!

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Oct 4th 2011 at 6:42:21 PM

I've seen a few German movies when I took German in high school, like Lola Rennt and Der Untergang (long before the Hitler rant movies), and on my own, like Sophie Scholl: Die Letzen Tage. Any other German-language movies I should see?

edited 4th Oct '11 6:42:38 PM by Premonition45

LordGro from Germany
Oct 6th 2011 at 3:33:02 AM

Depending on your tastes and preferences, you might try:

... and others listed under German Media.

edited 6th Oct '11 3:41:42 AM by LordGro

Let's just say and leave it at that.
CommanderObvious intellectual rapist from Unmei no Itaru Basho
intellectual rapist
Oct 6th 2011 at 3:41:45 AM

what about Metropolis

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Merlo *hrrrrrk* from the masochist chamber
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Oct 17th 2011 at 6:00:30 PM

Should I watch The Town or not?

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Jimmmyman10 cannot into space from polan Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
cannot into space
Nov 18th 2011 at 9:03:45 AM

Need a clean, spanish-language film. Really enjoy movies that are incredibly well done, not just "hey, I need something for my spanish class"

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Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Nov 18th 2011 at 3:42:21 PM

My reccommendation isn't very clean, but "Sin Nombre" is a good one.

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Nov 18th 2011 at 6:50:51 PM

I really have to get around to that.

Also try El Mariachi.

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Jimmmyman10 cannot into space from polan Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
cannot into space
Nov 18th 2011 at 8:49:08 PM

We watched El Norte in class. It taught my friend how to talk like a Mexican. And by that I mean swear in spanish.

You'll only get that joke if you watched the movie.

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