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All Time Favorite Films......

Post by Metroid47 » Feb 22nd, 2007, 00:09

Just wondering what are your all time favorite films that you've seen? Mine include...(in no particular order)
1.The Shining
2.Alien
3.An American Werewolf in London
4.The Deer Hunter
5.Mad Max
6.Goldfinger
7.Die Hard
8.Airplane!
9.The Terminator
10.The Shawshank Redemption
among millions of others, what does anyone else think?

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Post by Daedolon » Feb 22nd, 2007, 06:51

1. John Carpenter's The Thing
2. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining

Further that, I really haven't decided.
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Post by NAto » Feb 22nd, 2007, 09:30

Full Metal Jacket: A great war movie, more of an art movie really.
Jarhead: Another great war movie, great message. WARNING: Contains propaganda! :D
Donnie Darko: This movie is what got me thinking about the time continuum, very thought provoking.
Equilibrium: Great setting, Christian Bayle is awsome.
Troy: They should make more high budget movies about ancient epics.
Pulp Fiction: Well... I found it entertaining.

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Post by Requiem » Feb 22nd, 2007, 17:05

Am I the only one who thinks that Donnie Darko is an overrated, pretentious piece of camel shit?

In no real order:

Full Metal Jacket.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Hellraiser
Black Hawk Down
The Godfather Part II
Brazil
Event Horizon
Platoon
Reservoir Dogs
Training Day
Evil Dead
Starship Troopers
Predator
Collateral
Aliens
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Post by Daedolon » Feb 22nd, 2007, 17:42

I never understood why people like Donnie Darko, it's just a badly written, WAY too over-acted piece of modern mediocrity.
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Post by Metroid47 » Feb 22nd, 2007, 17:44

You've pretty good taste, Requiem, on my list I forgot to mention several of yours, "The Godfather Part 2", "Predator", "Reservoir Dogs", "Training Day", The Star Wars Original Trilogy and The Evil Dead films also.

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Post by Metroid47 » Feb 22nd, 2007, 17:48

I've never seen Donnie Darko, so I can't say nothing about it.

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Post by Jethro » Feb 22nd, 2007, 20:21

As for Donnie Darko: well, I've liked both visuals and storyline, so I have no real complains about this movie.

My favourite films? I'll give just one, as
a) I don't watch many movies
b) I don't remember them all

So, my most probably favourite movie ever is......

Twelve Monkeys - This movie contains most interesting idea about time travelling I've ever seen, actors are playing just great (I especially like Brad Pitt, he even was nominated for Oscar for this role), and the whole atmosphere of this movie is simply amazing. Really worth seeing.

Now I can think of two more movies I've seen:

The Game - really great and unpredictable movie, but I'll say it's fun to watch only when you see it first time, when you know what's going to happen you loose all the pleasure of seeing this movie.
Seven - another movie by the same director, all my comments on The Game aplays for this movie, but it got different (better?) atmosphere.

That's all I can think of at the moment, perhaps I'll complete the list one day.
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Post by Metroid47 » Feb 22nd, 2007, 20:26

Oh yeah, I forgot about The Game, that is a really brilliant film, and Seven also, both had excellent twists at the end. Good choices!

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Post by NAto » Feb 23rd, 2007, 08:37

Hey I found it interesting that you put Mad Max there metroid. I must admit that I like the setting that it's in, kind of post apocolyptic desert, very cool.

On Donnie Darko... I guess with all movies it's ultimately down to personal taste. Though there are exceptions.

I forgot to mention V for Vendetta, as far as I'm concerned this was a really great movie, an interesting setting and the guy who acted V is brilliant! He manages to portray his character the entire movie... with a mask on :shock: . I also liked the play on terrorism and so on.

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Post by Dimebog » Feb 23rd, 2007, 09:41

Here they go... No particular order - just the way they come to my mind:

- 12 Monkeys
- The Game
- Beavis & Butthead Do America
- Monthy Phyton movies
- Terminator 2
- Brazil
- The Shining
- Evil Dead 2
- Back To The Future trilogy
- Clash Of The Titans
- Se7en (Seven)
- The Exorcist
- South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
- Nightmare On Elm Street (everything)
- Every movie starring Jim Carrey

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Post by Jethro » Feb 23rd, 2007, 10:54

Dimebog wrote:- Monthy Phyton movies
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- Back To The Future trilogy
Oh yeah, good ones! I especially like Holy Grail by MP.
As for Back to the Future series - I keep confusing all three episodes, but overally I like the whole series.
Dimebog wrote:- Every movie starring Jim Carrey
Most of them are simply stupid, but some are just fine (or even brilliant!). I like such classics as "Truman Show" and "Dumb & Dumber" (is that the proper english title?).
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Post by Daedalus » Feb 23rd, 2007, 14:11

Tricky thread. My taste's a little fickle when it comes to movies and I'm quite the movie fan. It doesn't take an awful lot for a movie to please me and I'm perfectly comfortable with rotten, old, campy horrors. :wink:

Anyway, amongst my collection, here are some gems to me:

1) Taxi Driver. Movie needs no explanation. This is a man's movie. 8)

2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Always been a fan of Tolkien and this is about as faithful a book recreation I've seen! A nice, positive message for a godless, self-absorbed modern society.

3) Star Wars (original trilogy). I certainly don't need to go into this. I just wish that idiot Lucas would leave it the hell alone.

4) The Shining. Again I'm assuming this needs no explanation, but even though the movie's rather slow, something about it is just so gripping. The atmosphere's fantastic and there's so much detail and I need not mention acting. :wink:

5) Nightmare on Elm Street series. Pity about the whole commercialism of it and the quality jumps, but, at the end of all things, it's great. My favourite's number 1, however. That and I love Freddy. That much should be obvious by now.
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Post by Dimebog » Feb 23rd, 2007, 14:44

Jethro wrote:
Dimebog wrote:- Every movie starring Jim Carrey
Most of them are simply stupid, but some are just fine (or even brilliant!). I like such classics as "Truman Show" and "Dumb & Dumber" (is that the proper english title?).
Well, let's just say that I exclude both Ace Ventura movies but in a way I have to respect them the way I respect Jim. When I mention his movies I ussually think about "The Truman Show", "Man On The Moon", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (this one perhaps deserves to be mentioned separately)... - each film is as tragic as brilliant. And of course, worth mentioning is the ever-hillarious "Cable Guy"... So one could easily say that Jim is brilliant. Ace Ventura 1 was not that bad at all, but only because he was goofing around his own authentic style. In the sequel, all the goofing around was pre-written in the script and director made Jim do that because he taught it will be funny... but it's not.

Anyway, I need to add something to my list now that I saw Daedalus mention Taxi Driver! Dammit that movie was something - the act, music, blood :twisted: fantastic.

- Taxi Driver
- Casablanca

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Post by wangho » Feb 24th, 2007, 21:15

1) Alien - Ridley Scott crested a dread masterpiece, the atmosphere, music and 'reality' of everything is breathtaking. I love Tom Skerrit's understated performance as 'Dallas.' Again, the music is just outstanding and takes me someplace else.

2) Star Wars - original trilogy - Empire Strikes Back is my favorite. That movie is so perfectly executed, that the whole movie has a certain timing and rhythm with it's sound field. Amazing movies.

3) The Shining - Creepy as hell

4) THe Fearless Vampire Killers - this flick was made in 1966 by Roman Polanski. Snowy landscapes with European gothic castles do it for me. THe bumbling vampire slayers are hilarious to me and it's quirky as hell. Ferdy Mayne's Count Von Krolock is the greatest portrayal of a 'Dracula' type vampire in any movie before or since

5) Evil Dead 1 and 2 - nuff already said

6) THis is Spinal Tap - Very clever and hilarious to me

7) Clownhouse - I love the setting and atmosphere of this flick. THis is the type of movie I loved watching on late Friday nights when I was a lad

8) Return Of The Living Dead - This is the finest zombie movie ever made IMO

9) Jaws - Roy Scheider, 1970's, shaggy haircuts, Spielberg, John Williams, bigass shark

10) Raiders Of The Lost Ark - What was it about 1979 and 1980 that produced such amazing movies? These years produced Empire Strikes Back, Alien, and The Shining as well

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