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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2009, 05:02:39 pm »

The Warriors is a good one.
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009, 05:03:21 pm »

Favorite movie: I don't really have one since I like a lot of movies, but probably The Dark Knight, since I'm a big joker fan. Oh and I forgot celtic pride is also one of my favorite movies.

Worst movie: Batman returns probably my worst movie. Everything in it I hate.

Good actors: Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Heath Ledger, Daniel Day Lewis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, RDJ, Robert Deniro, Dan Aykroyd ( Celtic Pride), Daniel Stern ( Celtic Pride) and more

Good Actresses: Don't really care

My bad I meant batman forever.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2009, 05:18:48 pm »

Eyes Wide Shut is a terrible, terrible movie. She looks good in it but good lord it is awful.

And yeah, Pitt's character in the movie was awesome. The scene where he and Malkovich meet for the first time in the car was hilarious.

I did not like Thin Red Line...but the rest of the movies you listed are decent to great, Farc. Fight Club is one of my favourites.

Eyes Wide shut actually had it's moments.....I actually think it is relatively underrated.  It's a complex study on human sexuality and desire....among many other things, but again, it's definitely not everybody's cup of tea(considered slow, boring, whatever). 

Thin Red Line is definitely not for most people I guess(it's extremely slow and an anti-war film set during the actual war/battles).  But Terrence Mallicks attention to detail and every single shot he puts on film is like it's own piece of art.....the guy is amazing...one of the few true artists still around(problem is he directs one film every 10 years or something).

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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2009, 05:21:41 pm »

Favorite movie: I don't really have one since I like a lot of movies, but probably The Dark Knight, since I'm a big joker fan. Oh and I forgot celtic pride is also one of my favorite movies.

Worst movie: Batman returns probably my worst movie. Everything in it I hate.

Good actors: Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Heath Ledger, Daniel Day Lewis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, RDJ, Robert Deniro, Dan Aykroyd ( Celtic Pride), Daniel Stern ( Celtic Pride) and more

Good Actresses: Don't really care

My bad I meant batman forever.

yea I was going to say that the first 2 batmans(by Tim Burton) were both pretty cool films.  I'm not sure which was worse though: Batman FOrever or Batman and Robin.......both were painful.

Worst Films: all the new Epic Movie, Superhero Movie, all the "Fill In Here" Movie movies are so bad, so painful, they hurt my eyes and brain.  Sucks too, because the wayans brothers Scary Movie and even 2nd one were half-way decent satires.......but now it's just mainstream *** that continues to be made because people pay to see it.....what's next? Jizz Movie?
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2009, 05:29:55 pm »

Eyes Wide Shut is a terrible, terrible movie. She looks good in it but good lord it is awful.

And yeah, Pitt's character in the movie was awesome. The scene where he and Malkovich meet for the first time in the car was hilarious.

I did not like Thin Red Line...but the rest of the movies you listed are decent to great, Farc. Fight Club is one of my favourites.

Eyes Wide shut actually had it's moments.....I actually think it is relatively underrated.  It's a complex study on human sexuality and desire....among many other things, but again, it's definitely not everybody's cup of tea(considered slow, boring, whatever). 

Thin Red Line is definitely not for most people I guess(it's extremely slow and an anti-war film set during the actual war/battles).  But Terrence Mallicks attention to detail and every single shot he puts on film is like it's own piece of art.....the guy is amazing...one of the few true artists still around(problem is he directs one film every 10 years or something).



Well the fact that I hate Kidman and am not exactly a big fan of Cruise doesn't help (he's been in some good roles before, don't get me wrong).

And yeah...I guess in comparison to other war movies, I just didn't enjoy it. Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and my favourite, We Were Soldiers are the best war movies. Also...me (and my grandmother) may be the only 2 people on the planet who feel this way...but I think Apocalypse Now is overrated. It's a good movie, and there are plenty of good things about it,  but I don't think it's epic. Platoon is another good one, Hamburger Hill as well.

I just watched the movie "Mr. Brooks" today...with Kevin Costner. It took me a while to grasp the concept of Costner as a serial killer but he does a good job, as does Dane Cook...but the movie ultimately suffers from way to many sub-plots and red herrings, it was 2 hours long and they still couldn't tie up every loose end. Not bad though.
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2009, 05:36:33 pm »

The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Forrest Gump
The Dark Knight
Gladiator
Boys don`t cry

all the movies i can remember now , they were all amazing.
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009, 05:47:21 pm »

Eyes Wide Shut is a terrible, terrible movie. She looks good in it but good lord it is awful.

And yeah, Pitt's character in the movie was awesome. The scene where he and Malkovich meet for the first time in the car was hilarious.

I did not like Thin Red Line...but the rest of the movies you listed are decent to great, Farc. Fight Club is one of my favourites.

Eyes Wide shut actually had it's moments.....I actually think it is relatively underrated.  It's a complex study on human sexuality and desire....among many other things, but again, it's definitely not everybody's cup of tea(considered slow, boring, whatever). 

Thin Red Line is definitely not for most people I guess(it's extremely slow and an anti-war film set during the actual war/battles).  But Terrence Mallicks attention to detail and every single shot he puts on film is like it's own piece of art.....the guy is amazing...one of the few true artists still around(problem is he directs one film every 10 years or something).



Well the fact that I hate Kidman and am not exactly a big fan of Cruise doesn't help (he's been in some good roles before, don't get me wrong).

And yeah...I guess in comparison to other war movies, I just didn't enjoy it. Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and my favourite, We Were Soldiers are the best war movies. Also...me (and my grandmother) may be the only 2 people on the planet who feel this way...but I think Apocalypse Now is overrated. It's a good movie, and there are plenty of good things about it,  but I don't think it's epic. Platoon is another good one, Hamburger Hill as well.

I just watched the movie "Mr. Brooks" today...with Kevin Costner. It took me a while to grasp the concept of Costner as a serial killer but he does a good job, as does Dane Cook...but the movie ultimately suffers from way to many sub-plots and red herrings, it was 2 hours long and they still couldn't tie up every loose end. Not bad though.

Yea that's the great thing about film: it's still about preference and taste.  From our lists I can see we have tons of the same taste and fav films, but others we totally disagree with.  While you disliked Thin Red Line I felt We Were Soldiers was a melo-dramatic pro-war type of film; but I also really enjoyed Black Hawk Down and the others you listed. 

Apocolypse Now is such a sexy film though....how can you not live it?  Especially the Redux version thats like 3+ hours long....such a great study of what war can do to the human mind; the study of good vs. evil; among many other things.  Seems like you might only like the war films that are full of mostly action?  I am not making a judgment in saying that, just a reasonable question(because TRL and Apocalypse are both war films that have very little war/battle in heroic/action kind of way).

I have yet to see Mr. Brooks.  I've never really liked Costner in most of his films(Tin Cup was aight, haha), but I've heard from tons of people that Brooks was a good film and he did a graet job.  I might have to dload a torrent.......wait...I would never do that. hah

The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Forrest Gump
The Dark Knight
Gladiator
Boys don`t cry

all the movies i can remember now , they were all amazing.

Sexy list.  I could watch Gladiator every week and still love it(I've seen it probably 20 times, plus 2 times in the theatre when i was like in 8th grade).  Ridley Scott is the shiiiiiiiit period, he makes some seriously great epic films.  That film can just pump me up whenever I watch some of those scenes....

I forgot about SHawshank and the Green Mile(both directed by Frank Darabont, I like his films).  He did "The Mist" last yaer....while it was really unique and different I really enjoyed it.  Shock ending too that was pretty insane.

Thought I would throw out Richard Kelly as well; directed Donnie Darko and has done Southland Tales since....but Darko was such a cool film.
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009, 05:51:20 pm »

Yeah, while I respect what Apocalypse Now did and like I said, I did enjoy it, I just don't think it's the greatest or some incredible masterpiece.

I do tend to favour war movies with more action in them, yes.

Gladiator is a great movie, as is Shawshank and Green Mile. Also, can't forget about Braveheart.

Farc, are you a Lord of the Rings guy? Because I know people either love or hate that stuff, I am a rare case if being in between. I thought the first one was really good, the rest were ok but rather tedious at times.
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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009, 05:59:32 pm »

Schindler's List
Casino
A beautiful mind
The aviator
The silence of the lambs
Lord of the rings
and... Collateral hehe
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2009, 06:00:50 pm »

Schindler's List
Casino
A beautiful mind
The aviator
The silence of the lambs
Lord of the rings
and... Collateral hehe


EDIT : And training day...
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2009, 06:01:42 pm »

Collateral and Training Day are both excellent movies.
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2009, 06:03:31 pm »

Collateral up to the point he crashes the cab is among the best movies I've ever seen. The final 20 minutes really isn't as good as the rest, still doesn't ruin the movie or anything don't take that the wrong way.
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2009, 06:08:41 pm »

Also Face/Off
EDIT: Men in Black , White men can`t jump
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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2009, 06:37:37 pm »

Yeah, while I respect what Apocalypse Now did and like I said, I did enjoy it, I just don't think it's the greatest or some incredible masterpiece.

I do tend to favour war movies with more action in them, yes.

Gladiator is a great movie, as is Shawshank and Green Mile. Also, can't forget about Braveheart.

Farc, are you a Lord of the Rings guy? Because I know people either love or hate that stuff, I am a rare case if being in between. I thought the first one was really good, the rest were ok but rather tedious at times.

Yea I wasn't really a LOTR guy, but I did enjoy them....for the most part.  I should watch them again I guess; for some reason I never really watched them again, I guess I wasn't as blown away by them than most people.  I did go through an original Star Wars Trilogy phase when I was like 13 though, I really loved those films(the new Star Wars not so much).

I guess I'm with you on LOTR stuff selb.....kind of in the middle.  Maybe you had to read the books to really be obsessed with them?

Collateral up to the point he crashes the cab is among the best movies I've ever seen. The final 20 minutes really isn't as good as the rest, still doesn't ruin the movie or anything don't take that the wrong way.
Definitely Zander.  I finally gave Collateral anotehr watch and the film is pretty amazing.....but the last 20 minutes like you said left me a bit unsatisfied....but it's not horrible or anything(just should have gone a different route).  The mood, editing, acting, most everything in that film is great. Which reminds me of that directors other films:

Michael Mann:  HEAT(love it), Collateral, The Insider, Last of the Mohicans, Miami Vice

I forgot how badass Michael Mann was
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2009, 06:39:24 pm »

I did go through an original Star Wars Trilogy phase when I was like 13 though, I really loved those films(the new Star Wars not so much).

Didn't like the new ones as much? They were AWFUL. Comparing them to the original ones is an insult.

The last one, Return of the Sith was alright maybe. The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars were pure garbage.
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