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creelers
08-13-2009, 09:17 PM
Well whats your favourite movie?

Mine is 'The Hangover'.

Roanoake
08-13-2009, 11:23 PM
Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind

Sosaku
08-14-2009, 04:16 AM
Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind

Have you read the comics of Nausicca? I ended up reading the comics before I saw the film and ended up very dissapointed. The film cuts out so many characters, places and story threads. If you liked the film I'd highly recommend you pick up the comics to get the full story.

But anyway Seven Samurai is my favourite movie. Probably the closest anyone has ever gotten to making a perfect movie. Pacing, characterisation, action, everything is just so well balanced and every frame of every shot has its reason for being there. There's so much directors can learn from this film. Like how it's not how great the stunts or special effects are that make a good action scene but rather how engaging the characters are. The Dark KNight seems to be the only film in recent memory that realises this fact.

http://www.lovehkfilm.com/panasia/aj6293/seven_samurai.jpg

mrsupercomputer
08-14-2009, 04:34 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

iiiijujube
08-14-2009, 04:51 AM
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EDIT: or possibly
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Roanoake
08-14-2009, 05:10 AM
Have you read the comics of Nausicca? I ended up reading the comics before I saw the film and ended up very dissapointed. The film cuts out so many characters, places and story threads. If you liked the film I'd highly recommend you pick up the comics to get the full story.


Yeah I saw the manga before, just didn't have a chance to get it at the time. I really want to read them though. I don't know why I liked that movie so much. I even got a ringtone of Nausicaa singing(humming) during the flashback scenes. And even though they left parts out of the movies, it's still better then what they did for the first english release.

I'm planning on seeing Ponyo tomorrow with a couple friends :)

Ungreth
08-14-2009, 12:10 PM
Mulholland Drive

rtm223
08-14-2009, 12:12 PM
Requiem for a Dream. I can't bring myself to watch it more than once a year, but it is just incredible.

Takelow
08-14-2009, 12:13 PM
Avalon (Mamoru Oshii)
An impressive story about virtual reality.

But i must admit some of the other mentioned movies are within my top ten (Mulholland drive, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Requiem for a dream).

CheesyMcFly
08-14-2009, 02:47 PM
I can't believe the two films that I would consider to be my favourite of all time have already been mentioned! (Mulholland Drive and Eternal Sunshine)

But apart from that, anything by Michel Gondry, Jean Pierre Jeunet, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, Spike Jonze or Wong Kar Wai. I can't narrow it down any more than that!

Takelow
08-14-2009, 02:58 PM
But apart from that, anything by Michel Gondry, Jean Pierre Jeunet, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, Spike Jonze or Wong Kar Wai. I can't narrow it down any more than that!

Awesomes directors...but don't forget Park Chan Wook!

CheesyMcFly
08-14-2009, 03:07 PM
Awesomes directors...but don't forget Park Chan Wook!

I've only seen Oldboy out of his films, but that was incredible!

Zwollie
08-14-2009, 03:10 PM
Raiders of the lost Ark.....I think.

Gravel
08-14-2009, 03:13 PM
However, I have always said, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a perfect movie!

rtm223
08-14-2009, 03:16 PM
Park Chan Wook is awesome. Oldboy is an absolute masterpiece. I was furious there was going to be a hollywood remake and so relieved when it got shelved. Sympathe for Mr. Vengeance and Lady vengance are both excellent. I thought cut was a little weak, but still good and I've yet to see "i'm a Cyborg".

Calster17
08-14-2009, 03:18 PM
'The Italian Job'

The Original 1969 film with Michael Caine, is actually set in Italy & Uses REAL mini Coopers!

CheesyMcFly
08-14-2009, 03:20 PM
Visually and stylistically I was blown away by Oldboy, I guess my taste in film is very similar to my taste in LBP levels (i.e. looks above all else).

Takelow
08-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Park Chan Wook is awesome. Oldboy is an absolute masterpiece. I was furious there was going to be a hollywood remake and so relieved when it got shelved. Sympathe for Mr. Vengeance and Lady vengance are both excellent. I thought cut was a little weak, but still good and I've yet to see "i'm a Cyborg".

If you dont ever seen it, please, take a look to JSA (Joint Security Area). It is the second best movie of Park Chan wook after OldBoy IMHO.

dandygandy2704
08-15-2009, 03:31 PM
Hunt for Red October, hands down. Sean Connery and James Earl Jones in the same movie? DO WANT!

Hybrid
08-15-2009, 03:57 PM
28 weeks later
love it :)

RockSauron
08-15-2009, 04:09 PM
... I suppose I'd have to say The Truman Show, at least in theory. I loved the idea, and, um, yeah... I guess I'll go with that ;o

shropshirelass
08-15-2009, 10:34 PM
Really hard to choose just one, but if pushed I think I'd go for The Dead by John Huston. Just haunting and beautiful.

Hybrid
08-16-2009, 12:13 AM
oh yea my 2the favorite is 300!

Frinklebumper
08-16-2009, 03:49 AM
Coraline. I don't know why I like it so much, besides the fact that I read the book thousands of times before the movie came out :p

Kn0cked-0ut
08-17-2009, 10:09 AM
The shawshank Redemption :) best movie ever

Killian
08-17-2009, 11:09 AM
28 weeks later
love it :)

The second was awful compared to the first.

As for me, it's really tough. I would probably go for Gladiator because I love Roman history.

Yarbone
08-17-2009, 12:05 PM
oh yea my 2the favorite is 300!

It looks cool, and they fight... but that's it. Not an interesting story at all.

2/10

IMO IMO IMO... D:

just my opinion!!!!! :cry:

Soooo yeaahhh.... My favourite movie is Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

BasketSnake
08-17-2009, 12:23 PM
The thin red line and Into the wild

noddle111
08-17-2009, 12:59 PM
I can't choose! But it has to be between "Fight Club", "Death At A Funeral" and "The Science of Sleep"!

FlameAtNight
08-17-2009, 04:58 PM
The thin red line and Into the wild

The thin red line? Sorry but I fell asleep in that movie.:hero: Just my opinion:)

Well It's a close call between The Dark Knight, 300 and Wall-E

I haven't watched much movies so...:blush:

iiiijujube
08-18-2009, 08:26 AM
Dark Knight can't compare with 300. http://forums.superherohype.com/images/smilies/redface1.gif

Yarbone
08-18-2009, 09:43 AM
what's with everyone and 300?

o-0

Takelow
08-18-2009, 10:00 AM
300 is a very good movie imho (far to be my best however...), but i know a lot of people didn't love it.
I think 300 is not a question of screenplay, it is more a question of aesthetic (that people like or not), a visual experience.

And finally....THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAAAA!!! ;)

iiiijujube
08-18-2009, 10:06 AM
No, this is Patrick.
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/7/74/Patricklol2.JPG/275px-Patricklol2.JPG

creelers
08-19-2009, 10:23 PM
300 was pretty good, fight scenes were a bit cool but the story was a bit weak same with the acting.

creelers
08-22-2009, 05:48 PM
My new favourite film is now Pulp Fiction :D

slutzinc
08-24-2009, 01:27 PM
People, the thread is favourite movie, not best movie. I can understand why some would say 300, although I can clearly see (and articulate) its flaws. Likewise, I can understand why some would list e.g. Dirty Dancing as their favorite movie, even though I personally hate it with a passion.

As for me, my favourite movie is without a doubt Fight Club. And yes, I would understand those who don't list it amongst their favourites. Then I would seek out their house and do unmentionable things to their kitchen appliances.

S-A-S--G-U-N-R
08-25-2009, 08:14 AM
I like 28 days/ weeks later but I can't emember all the films I have ever seen right now. There's probably another one which I've enjoyed more.

supersickie
08-25-2009, 05:21 PM
As for me, my favourite movie is without a doubt Fight Club. And yes, I would understand those who don't list it amongst their favourites. Then I would seek out their house and do unmentionable things to their kitchen appliances.

You hit the nail on the head. You haven't lived until you've seen Fight Club... about 50 times. :)

It's called a changeover. The movie goes on and no body in the audience has any idea.

slutzinc
08-25-2009, 05:25 PM
I could go on forever with Fight Club quotes, but that would be way too far into off-topic-land.

Edit: If you haven't already, I'd really recommend you find the original novel by Chuck Palahniuk. It gives you a greater appreciation of just how faithful Jim Uhls and David Fincher have been with the adaptation whilst making the story their own. And I really do recommend Palahniuk's other works he is one of the main reasons for me rediscovering my passion for writing.

squirlin
08-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Favorite movie of all time?. . . thats really tough, I failed at picking a definite top 10 in another thread and now you want us to pick 1? I've always been partial to Conan the Barbarian. Its a fairly old film with very little dialogue but i don't know. . . The story and the soundtrack make this film rule. Especially the soundtrack!

supersickie
08-25-2009, 08:30 PM
I could go on forever with Fight Club quotes, but that would be way too far into off-topic-land.

Edit: If you haven't already, I'd really recommend you find the original novel by Chuck Palahniuk. It gives you a greater appreciation of just how faithful Jim Uhls and David Fincher have been with the adaptation whilst making the story their own. And I really do recommend Palahniuk's other works he is one of the main reasons for me rediscovering my passion for writing.

Picked the book up not long after I first saw the movie. Great novel and I've enjoyed a great deal of Palahniuk's other works including Choke, Haunted, Rant, etc.

I just can't wait for the Blu-ray due out later this year.

slutzinc
08-25-2009, 09:16 PM
My favourite Palahniuk book is tied between Choke and Lullaby. Hmm... A "What's your favourite book(s)?" thread could be interesting, but I'm too tired to create one now. Oh, well. You have any idea when the BD version of Fight Club is due, and if there are any new/omitted special features?

Rhyfelwr
08-25-2009, 10:03 PM
How can anyone say that the story behind 300 was weak.. do you realise this actually happened in 480 BC!

If anyone likes this sort of thing, there is also a book by a guy called Valerio Massimo Manfredi, who wrote "Spartan" and is, in part, about this tragic battle.. very good!

As for films, Lord of The Rings still stands out clear in my mind. This was a masterpiece in every way by Peter Jackson. Of course, it helps to have been given so much content by Tolkien, but the adapted screenplay, visuals and acting are unsurpassed.

That said, I also like some of the historical films, like "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "The Pianist".

I must watch "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas" one day, although, after reading the book, I'm not sure I'd handle it!

LOL - I must have weird taste!

brnxblze
08-26-2009, 03:43 AM
No, this is Patrick.
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/7/74/Patricklol2.JPG/275px-Patricklol2.JPG

LMAO

Anyway, my favorite movie is either "The Shawshank Redemption" or "Pulp Fiction", maybe even "Toy Story". It's really hard to pick just one.

supersickie
08-27-2009, 03:43 PM
My favourite Palahniuk book is tied between Choke and Lullaby. Hmm... A "What's your favourite book(s)?" thread could be interesting, but I'm too tired to create one now. Oh, well. You have any idea when the BD version of Fight Club is due, and if there are any new/omitted special features?

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3275

Even though it is still not officially announced, our friends over at The Digital Bits have the scoop on the special features that the Blu-ray of 'Fight Club' will include when it releases on November 17. At first sight, it seems that most if not all of the bonus content present in the two-disc DVD will be on the Blu-ray.

Special features will include:

Four commentaries:

Director David Fincher
Fincher and actors Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter
Novelist Chuck Palahniuk and screenwriter Jim Uhls
Crew (Alex McDowell, Jeff Cronenweth, Michael Kaplan and Kevin Haug)

Seven deleted and alternate scenesFeaturettes:

A Hit in the Ear: Ren Klyce and the Sound Design of Fight Club
Welcome to Fight Club
Angel Faces Beating
The Crash
Tyler's Goodbye
Work: Production; Visual Effects; On Location
Insomniac Mode viewing option

Guys Choice Award

Edward Norton interview

Music video

12 TV spots

Trailers (including the 8 Rules of Fight Club)

Promotional and art galleries

Internet spots

I just want a good reason to upgrade the special edition DVD. I'll still hold onto it just because the packaging is awesome. That said, I'll plunk down my money just as long as this film gets the lossless track and video transfer it deserves on Blu-ray.

slutzinc
08-27-2009, 03:49 PM
*drools*

I'm with you on buying the Blu-ray just for the uncompressed audio and higher resolution image, but the extras are definately looking good. And you'll have to pry the special edition DVD from my cold, dead hands. An excellent package, and one of few DVDs to really show what the format could give audiences over VHS.

TripleTremelo
09-02-2009, 01:32 PM
No Country For Old Men is probably my fave movie this decade.

Last decade: Pulp Fiction

NinjaMicWZ
09-02-2009, 04:45 PM
Fight Club

Definitely... such an entertaining and layered film, slicker than oil in every department, and I end up contemplating something new every time I watch it.

slutzinc
09-02-2009, 04:51 PM
And I always end up discovering some new small detail every time I watch it.

gofurr360z
09-02-2009, 05:01 PM
My favorite movie is probably Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.

i have too many favorites D: these are all probably second place for me: Beverly Hills Ninja, Liar Liar, The Mask, Dark Knight, 300, Snatch and Nacho Libre... about 50 more...

>_> i kinda have an odd taste in movies.

lilwormy
09-02-2009, 06:14 PM
Favorite movie: scarface.

....just kidding. That would be cliche.

My favorite might just be Rumble in the Bronx. I just love that Jackie Chan.

AliBoy1
09-02-2009, 06:46 PM
Mines is ( well I got a few ) Napoleon Dynamite, Borat, The Dark Knight and The Hangover! :D

Teebonesy
09-04-2009, 03:36 AM
I'm a big Fight Club fan myself. There was a period after it came out where I began to become really really sick of "Fight Club fans", and it turned me off the movie so much that i pretty much shelved it for YEARS. A little bit like The Matrix, remember that? If you saw it when it first came out, there's a 90% chance that it blew your ****ing mind right out of your skull. Fast forward a year and you probably rolled your eye every time you saw "bullet time" in a movie, or anytime anyone mentioned "The Matrix".

Happily, that subsided, and I was able to get away and return to genuine enjoyment of that movie (Fight Club I mean). It's a great example of hyper-stylized filmmaking working FOR the movie in every capacity. It's hard to criticize the movie for being so stylized and breaking the fourth wall, with characters talking directly to the audience and even interacting directly with the "film" celluloid itself, literally at times... because without this stuff, it wouldn't work - it wouldn't tell the story, it would fall flat and lose that exuberance that so strongly suggests "insane" throughout the movie.

Some people denigrate it for the ending, but I actually think I prefer the movie's ending to the book's. The book ends on a note of PITCH PITCH black comedy, it's insanely dark and disturbing, while still having that bone dry, cynical-as-hell sense of humor that Palahniuk's so good at. But I don't think that would have been appropriate for the movie, I think Fincher and company made the right choice.

xkappax
09-04-2009, 03:39 AM
My favorite movie is This is Spinal Tap. ^_^ I think the comedy is some of the most brilliant comedic writing I've ever encountered.

The stonehenge scene made me literally fall out of my chair and laugh so hard I was crying. No other movie has ever done that to me. :P

Teebonesy
09-04-2009, 11:11 AM
My favorite movie is This is Spinal Tap. ^_^ I think the comedy is some of the most brilliant comedic writing I've ever encountered.

The stonehenge scene made me literally fall out of my chair and laugh so hard I was crying. No other movie has ever done that to me. :P

Oh god I love that movie. Their ad-libbing is a riot. Christopher Guest especially, he goes so off the wall! Sometimes you can tell that the guys are just a HAIR'S breadth from totally falling out of the scene and cracking up. The special edition's great too because it includes nearly an entire sequel's worth of new content, also full of hilarity.

They've never topped it. Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration were all pretty funny, but nothing even remotely approaching Spinal Tap.

Remember that Simpsons episode where Bart and Milhouse go to the Spinal Tap show? Instant classic!

"We salute you - A half-inflated dog lord!"

xkappax
09-07-2009, 05:02 PM
I'm also a fan of A Mighty Wind because I grew up with my parents listening to folk music and dragging me to see Peter Paul and Mary and The Mama's and the Papas (well, not really DRAGGING per se, I enjoyed it!) but I agree that it's not even close to the humor that's present in Spinal Tap.

My first memory of watching that movie was on a rainy day at the beach. We thought we had accidentally grabbed a documentary, and then it just got progressively funnier as the movie continued. It's going to be very hard for any other comedy to top that experience for me. I enjoy movies like "The Jerk", and "Clue", but they don't even come CLOSE to spinal tap!

michaelplacke
09-07-2009, 05:13 PM
Fight Club, District 9, Watchmen, and more that I'm to lazy to type.

If Fight Club is coming to Blu-Ray I need to scrounge up some cash.

Leather-Monkey
09-07-2009, 06:23 PM
Terminator 2!!!

Teebonesy
09-07-2009, 10:05 PM
I'm also a fan of A Mighty Wind because I grew up with my parents listening to folk music and dragging me to see Peter Paul and Mary and The Mama's and the Papas (well, not really DRAGGING per se, I enjoyed it!) but I agree that it's not even close to the humor that's present in Spinal Tap.

My first memory of watching that movie was on a rainy day at the beach. We thought we had accidentally grabbed a documentary, and then it just got progressively funnier as the movie continued. It's going to be very hard for any other comedy to top that experience for me. I enjoy movies like "The Jerk", and "Clue", but they don't even come CLOSE to spinal tap!

I think my favorite 3 comedies are Spinal Tap, Strangelove, and a Chaplin, either Modern Times or The Great Dictator. Both of those movies have achieved the rare disctinction of HURTING me with laughter. When I was a younger man, I keeled over watching Ace Ventura and Austin Powers too - But these movies haven't held onto the comedy as well. They don't age as well.

If anyone here hasn't really considered watching Charlie Chaplin movies, allow me to HIGHLY recommend it. Modern Times is a great place to start. There's a lunch-machine scene that will make you CRY it's so funny.
The Great Dictator is packed to the rafters with hilarious scenes. Hynkel and Napaloni at the barber shop comes to mind. The early scenes of Chaplin in WWI nearly had me on the floor.

CheesyMcFly
09-08-2009, 02:19 PM
If anyone here hasn't really considered watching Charlie Chaplin movies, allow me to HIGHLY recommend it. Modern Times is a great place to start. There's a lunch-machine scene that will make you CRY it's so funny.
The Great Dictator is packed to the rafters with hilarious scenes. Hynkel and Napaloni at the barber shop comes to mind. The early scenes of Chaplin in WWI nearly had me on the floor.


For classic comedy I suggest everyone check out Mon Oncle, Jacques Tati is a genius!!


YouTube - Clip from Mon Oncle

dirts7970
09-08-2009, 04:34 PM
From Dusk Till Dawn

supersickie
09-08-2009, 06:13 PM
Some people denigrate it for the ending, but I actually think I prefer the movie's ending to the book's. The book ends on a note of PITCH PITCH black comedy, it's insanely dark and disturbing, while still having that bone dry, cynical-as-hell sense of humor that Palahniuk's so good at. But I don't think that would have been appropriate for the movie, I think Fincher and company made the right choice.

Couldn't agree more. I saw the film before I read the book and this was about the only thing that stood out to me as being significantly different from the book.

Just watched it again last night with a friend of mine. He had only seen it once before and I think it's safe to say it did a pretty solid number on his head. :)

Hey, Teebonesy; guess what I watched last night? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Funniest thing was that Gavin, my 21 month old, sat on the other couch and appeared to be watching right along with me. Classic.

Teebonesy
09-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Hey, Teebonesy; guess what I watched last night? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Funniest thing was that Gavin, my 21 month old, sat on the other couch and appeared to be watching right along with me. Classic.

Haha! You can tell him when he grows up that the first movie he ever saw that he seemed really into was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Followed closely by Dumbo.

BSprague
09-08-2009, 10:57 PM
I really enjoyed Wall-E, Slumdog Millionaire, and District 9, but I've seen so many good movies it's really hard to choose. Shawshank Redemption or Forrest Gump maybe?

Syroc
09-08-2009, 11:00 PM
I really enjoyed Amelie to name a "recent" example. But there are so many good movies that I refuse to pick one.

xkappax
09-08-2009, 11:17 PM
I really enjoyed Wall-E, Slumdog Millionaire, and District 9, but I've seen so many good movies it's really hard to choose. Shawshank Redemption or Forrest Gump maybe?

Shawshank is up there on my list of favorites! I also really like "A Shot in The Dark"! Peter Sellers is a genius!

iGotFancyPants
09-08-2009, 11:39 PM
DONNIE DARKO!!! :p

Bulbasore
09-09-2009, 02:16 AM
No Country For Old Men is probably my fave movie this decade.

Last decade: Pulp Fiction

Such a good movie. i love how theres hardly any background music.

my favorite all time movie is V for Vendetta for sure.

supersickie
09-09-2009, 02:31 AM
Haha! You can tell him when he grows up that the first movie he ever saw that he seemed really into was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Followed closely by Dumbo.

This is only partly true; he has shown absolutely no interest in any other film thus far whether it be live-action or animated. Truly marvelous. He appears to have excellent taste. That's my boy!

BSprague
09-10-2009, 02:00 AM
my favorite all time movie is V for Vendetta for sure.

I completely forgot about this one! It had such a powerful and memorable ending, it was poetry for the eyes. :)

Hybrid
09-10-2009, 04:52 PM
28 Weeks Later!