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Your Fav. Movie And Why!?

Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 3:38am

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hey guys just wondering what everyones fav. movie is? and why? One of mine would have to be american history X because the story was well written and in the end i felt for the characters. Plus edward norton is an amazing actor! the story was very sincere and disturbing in way seeing how something like this is really out there and the way the director portrayed it was perfect.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 3:41am

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ROTK all the way biggrin

BTW you can just check under people's profiles, it usually says it...
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 3:45am

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i know you can check but it doesnt say why and plus it gives ppl something to do seeing how bored everyone is... biggrin
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 4:13am

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Monty Python's Holy Grail, or any Python movie for that matter.
Reason: Cleese, Chapman, Gilliam, etc are gods

Besides HG, LoB, and MoL I would have to probably say Fightclub. I like how it makes you think and that you don't get a lot of it in one viewing.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 4:22am

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Wrong turn, Final Destination 2
the best horror movies ive seen and ive seen alot.
The best one ive seen in 2004 is freddy vs jason, i rented it in 2004
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 4:26am

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Godfather Part I and II. Ahh! I mean, c'mon: al pacino, robert deniro, james caan, marlon brando, robert duvall, diane keaton, etc etc! It's an amazing movie that broke all filmmaking standards set at that point.

After that, I'd say Goodfellas maybe. Scorsese's best movie by far. It's just great. Check out the one continuous shot when karen and henry are eating dinner for the second time. The shot is awesome!
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 5:16am

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Punch-Drunk Love, and Traffic. If I was stranded on an island with only a DVD player and two movies, those would be the ones I want. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind can come too. I can't get enough of em. Especially Traffic though, I think. It's so consistently moving every time I watch it. But so is PDL... I CAN'T DECIDE!
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 5:18am

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Aculag wrote:

Punch-Drunk Love
Lets just say I disliked this movie greatly wink But I usually love Adam Sandler movies. As for my fav movie, I have not the slightest clue!
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 6:06am

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Well, everyone went to see it because "it's an Adam Sandler movie!" which it is... not. If you went in expecting goofy gags and stupid acting, sure you're not gonna like it.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 6:13am

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Ichi The Killer...

Why?... It's based on a comic book and mixes gruesome scenes with worrying idea's and an ending that will make you try and figure out exactly what and why for quite a while to come.

Battle Royale...

"Could you kill your best friend?"
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 6:15am

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As of right now, Kill Bill Vol. 1 There was just so much style and rythm, I love it.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 8:34am

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Charlie`s Angels-Full Throttle
there`s some nice martial arts,those stunts are cool and all.... smile


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Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 12:18pm

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Rating: +1

Everybody have thiere own thoughs, but Charlie`s Angels-Full Throttle is one of the worst films I saw 03'! razz

I can't really say a favorite movie, there is to many good ones! But ROTK, Matrix, Pulp Fiction, The Straight Story, Back to the Future, Ed Wood, Toy Story etc. is high on my top list wink
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 1:47pm

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Hey.... I also liked Punch Drunk Love! wink

I like movies that aren't predictable, easy, or too mainstream. And as for my favorite movie... Most of the movies that I like were made back in the 50s and 60s. 2001: A Space Odyssey definitely ranks high on the list. Fellini's 8 1/2 is another favorite. The Trial by Orson Welles is just PURE FILMMAKING; I love that film a lot. Yeah, that's it... The Trial is my favorite film! biggrin
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 2:24pm

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2001: A Space Odyssey is your favorite movie? There's something wrong with you.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 2:32pm

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I must say, i'd pick the Lord Of The Rings trilogy as a whole, as my fave movie. I can't wait till the Return Of The King Extended edition is out, so that i can have an 11 and a half hour long LOTR movie day, followed by LOTR gamage with some mates! biggrin

LOTR is my fave because I have loved the books as a kid, and it was great to see the books brought to life in such an amazing way...

Ok, there are some fools out there (j/k) that don't like the movies, but what do they know! razz

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PS: whoever said Charlie's Angels 2 was their fave movie, you need to get out more razz but hey, matter of opinion...
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 2:40pm

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Punch-Drunk Love and 2001 are both fantastic movies.

I can't pick a favourite movie, but I'd say my joint faves (depending on mood etc) would be:

Fight Club
Donnie Darko
Lord of the Rings

But there are so many films I love, it seems silly to list just three. smile
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 2:50pm

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Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Batman 1-2, LOTR films

Batman 2 is probably my favorite Batman film, because catwomen and the penquin were in it, and it had that really sorta dark twisted feel. Batman 1 was extremly good too.

Big Fish- Um....best movie of the year? biggrin Nuff said.

Sleepy Hollow-Well, first off, its my favorite horror fairy tale type story, and Tim Burton directed it, so....has to be my favorite movie ever!

LOTR Films-not my favorite, but they are certainly good.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 3:26pm

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Easy one for me; The Breakfast Club. Got me into film more than I had been before and it was a film that really said something to me.

After that would probably come Donnie Darko, Heathers, Ghost World and Waking the Dead.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was incredibly impressive and there's little for me to fault within it, but I think it would just be on the outside of my top ten films.

And yes, Big Fish is pretty cool. However, I won't rate it best film of the year, simply because we have eleven months left.

PJ
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 3:42pm

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I reckon mine is La Haine - anyone seen it? its french (dont let that put you off), directed by matthieu kassovitz whos the main bloke in Amelie. Quality, great style and top acting specially from Vincent Cassel combine to create a very affecting film.

also:
tarantino movies- 'nuff said
butch cassidy and sundance - now thats on screen chemistry for you
city of god
three kings
Posted: Sat, 31st Jan 2004, 7:21pm

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Robin Hood: Men In Tights

That movie is just hilarious. "Hello Abbot... Morning... Hello Abbot... Hello... HEY ABBOOOOT!!!.... i HATE that guy......." lol

Just a great movie with alot of laughs.
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 9:44am

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So you quite like Tim Burton, then, Andrew? smile
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 11:10am

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I go with Sleepy Hollow as my favorite film.

Why? Because this film is perfect. The Artdesign is fantastic, the photography is beatufil, the acting is great, the costumes are fantastic, Elfmans Music is top and the script is the best I've seen so far - An exciting Horror-Crime story for the ones, a highly intelligent philosophical Dissertation for the others. Both for me.

And Tim Burton directed it. smile
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 12:01pm

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Tim Burton is great, so is Andrews list! Batman 1 & 2 r the best actionhero movies ive seen, Sleepy Hallow with an excellent Johnny Depp dosen't make anything worse! You've made me go looking in my video archive for some burton movies! perfect on a sunday! wink
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 1:34pm

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A, no mentions of the oft underrated James Cameron? For shame!


Terminator 2
Absolutely beautiful cinematography that really takes you in. I can't count how many times I have paused the DVD just to look at the lighting in a scene...

Wonderful direction, bridging the all too often vacant gap between action and drama, with overall amazing performances by everyone, including Edward Furlong, who truly conveys a sense of weight, and almost shame, for what he knows the future holds for humanity.

Groundbreaking special effects. This film can say in all honesty that it was the single film to prove to the filmmaking world that CG was an all too real possibilty, allowing freedom unprecedented just a few short years before.

Pacing is just right, brought in with the Special Edition footage, the film is literally perfect.

One of the most amazing films of all time.

Of course, merely as an underdog, I must also mention

RoBoCoP

Just watch the Director's Cut, and view it as a social parody, and something of a retelling of the story ofJesus Christ... the film will suddenly become the LOTR of 80's films...
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 1:48pm

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Sollthar wrote:

I go with Sleepy Hollow as my favorite film.

Why? Because this film is perfect. The Artdesign is fantastic, the photography is beatufil, the acting is great, the costumes are fantastic, Elfmans Music is top and the script is the best I've seen so far - An exciting Horror-Crime story for the ones, a highly intelligent philosophical Dissertation for the others. Both for me.

And Tim Burton directed it. smile
Dude... Sleepy Hollow is definitely I think one of the best films ever. Truly spectacular.
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 2:31pm

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I can't believe no-one has mentioned Jaws!!!

Jaws is the best film of all time, period!
Posted: Sun, 1st Feb 2004, 2:34pm

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Tarn wrote:

So you quite like Tim Burton, then, Andrew? smile
You didn't figure that out yet Tarn? lol

To answer your question: "YES - Best director ever"


Andrew biggrin
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 6:16am

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Kill Bill volume 2. I have no idea why I like it. It's just my type of style.
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 7:37am

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"Die Xue Jie Tou" (Bullet in The Head) this film had more emotional impact and weight than pretty much any other film I've seen. There's so much passion in all the performances (apart from Lee Che-Hungs) Leung Chui-Wai and Yam Tat-Wah in particular give some of their best performances in some truly heart-breaking scenes. E.g. when a man has to leave the country and he says goodbye to his wife of only a couple of days while a riot goes on all over and right when she leaves a bomb-disposal guy gets caught in a blast. The juxtaposition and Leung's acting are flawless.

Also visually it's one of the best looking films there's some little flourishes in that film that I can't help but smile when they appear there's just so much energy and life in all the scenes and some beautiful cinematography.

That's got to be a contender for the top slot. However I also like "Die Xue Shuang Xiong" (The Killer) it's not as rich as "Die Xue Jie Tou". It's silver to "Die Xue Jie Tou's" gold, but I always preferred silver. That film also has a huge emotional impact, some great performances and an even nicer visual style. The fact that these two films conain some of the greatest action sequences ever shot are bonuses too. smile

"The Last Samurai" and "The Wild Bunch" are both films that have recently stormed my top ten list.
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 7:45am

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STARSHIP TROOPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man, this movie rocks! I am a HUGE action fan and there are SOOOO many great action scenes like the Whisky Outpost scene and sweet weapons like the Morita, Mortia Carbine...etc. And of course BUGS!!! I have seen this movie many times and yet still can't get enough!!! Some may say the story is bad but I think it's ok...the action and gore make up for that razz .

The 2nd one (ST: Hero of the Federation) SUCKS!!! and should never have been made. It was a waste of good film that could of been used to make McDonalds comercial or something. Owell.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STARSHIP TROOPERS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 7:47am

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My favs. not going into too much detail cos otherwise you'd be here all day reading this post.

My fav films change quite often but these are the films that regularly make my Top 5 list :

1) Magnolia
2) Raging Bull
3) Seven Samurai
4) Amelie
5) Hana-Bi

All wonderful films that i feel are both visually and emotionally rich (the kinds of films i love).
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 4:32pm

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my fav movies:

Ichi the Killer
Battle Royale
Kill BIll
Resevoir Dogs
Memento
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Farenheit 9/11

but I think the greatest film of all time is Fargo. The movie was just so unique, violent, and hilarious

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Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 4:45pm

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MY favourite movies are

Star Wars A New Hope
Jurassic Park
Training Day
Pirates of the Caribbean

I really like the stories of all of theses movies

-MAGIC
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 5:17pm

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yeh Ichi The Killer would hit my top 6 (but then again so would Fight Club) damn i hate making lists im so inconsistent.
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 6:31pm

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai : Across the 8th Dimension!!


Just kidding. Seriously though, I thought that Mortal Challenge was one of the finest movies ever made, and that it should be required viewing for all film students. razz

That, and everyone should watch Hard Cash for information on what a bad car chase scene looks like.
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 9:08pm

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Some real video nasties appearing. smile I had "Ichi The Killer" but sold it, the only film I've ever sold. It's just not my thing.

I bought "Infernal Affairs" today, it's amazing, watched it twice already. It's a thriller and is amazing to watch, Leung Chui-Wai and Lau Tak-Wah (the Hong Kong Brad Pitt) are at the top of their game in this one. Scorsese's going to do a remake (coincidentally with the Hollywood Brad Pitt: err... Brad Pitt) and he's gonna have to pull out all the stops to top this. Whenever Hollywood tries to remake a Hong Kong movie, they fail, I think Tarantino's "City on Fire" remake is nothing next to the original personally.

In my top ten (or near ten) you would also find "Casablanca", "Grosse Pointe Blank", "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" they're fantastic.
Posted: Tue, 29th Jun 2004, 8:04am

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"Hi, I'm Martin Blank, you remember me? I'm not married, I don't have any kids, and I'd blow your head off if someone paid me enough."


that's a classic flick!
Posted: Tue, 29th Jun 2004, 3:05pm

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I don't think, it is very fair to name one movie as the favourite. There are just too(ooo) many.

But let me make some suggestions, i have not read yet:

Koyaanisqatsi

Dawn of the Dead (both of them)

Avalon

NBK

Tron

Nosferatu (1922)

The Blair Witch Project

Van Wilder

And hey Ice_Man. Buckaroo Banzai wasn't that bad! smile
Posted: Tue, 29th Jun 2004, 6:29pm

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


best scene in the whole movie, and it lasted maybe 30 seconds
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 3:32pm

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Dawn of the Dead (The original) It has such an impact on me as a young boy. I was about ten at the time and it was when the Video nasty boom was in full effect. After that and the Mary Whitehouse brigade I could no longer find the film in my teens but by the late 80's I managed to get a copy and.. it was a little different, it had been cut !!! I investigated and found that there were more then one version. By the end of the 90's I found 7 different versions either new dialogue scenes, different music or more gore scenes that had been cut by the BBFC. I also discovered that friends of friends loved it for the same reason and watching the film you could'nt help but wonder if there were other scenes that had been cut. Most people I showed it to walked away loving it and it has this effect on people after the second viewing. I recently spoke to Tom Savini, the FX artist/Stuntman/Actor for Dawn about the new DVD re-release coming in Sep and he is just as excited about the 3 disc extras as I am. Roll on September, and thanks George for an Awesome movie !!!
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monty python and the holy grail. why? because it's hysterical.
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We are the knights who say, niet!
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"niet" ????????????
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 11:16pm

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My Top Ten

1. Armageddon - lil silly but fun to watch everytime
2. LOTR Trilogy - beautiful story
3. Bad Boys I & II - just hilarious, fun to watch
4. Gladiator - well done
5. Braveheart - well done
6. Training Day - Denzel is tha man
7. The Shawshank Redemption - great story, stephen kings best
8. The Last Samurai - great story, well done
9. POTC - great story, well done
10. Crimson Tide - good movie

not too many older films but i am quite young, 23 smile
Posted: Thu, 8th Jul 2004, 3:50am

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yall are problably gonna think im a old fart but heres my favorites

1.saving ryans privates
2.tears of the sun
3.sands of iwo jima
4.tora! tora! tora!
5. and finally pulp fiction
Posted: Thu, 8th Jul 2004, 2:49pm

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FIGHT CLUB for sure. Violence, comedy, Edward Norton, and a twist.