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Old 29 June 2010, 20:45   #701
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... and then it turns into an okay war movie. Although I still think that the cops/terrorists shoot out of Heat is the most intense action sequence yet.
Ah but the reason it resonates more with me is it was based on an actual event D-DAY on the beaches of Normandy.
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Old 03 July 2010, 21:01   #702
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Saw El Orfanato.

Its quite a beautiful little horror/mystery movie, fully Spanish of course. It relies mostly on jump scares originated from sounds for the horror part and it has quite a sad tale to tell - it plays your emotions quite well. Not a really original ending though, but at least it hasn't been rehashed THAT many times yet (I can think of three movies with the same type of ending). Nice acting also, and very nice scenery.
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Old 10 July 2010, 15:51   #703
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Now,
Here is a List of Movies, that deserve some Recognition.
I just picked the Ones that haven't been mentioned earlier here. At least I think so.
Some of them are really Mandatory, in my Opinion.
Not all Of Course. Peoples Tastes are Different. Maybe read some Reviews on imdb or elsewere...

You might notice that I'm somewhat tired of newer Movies.
As mentioned earlier somewhere: Sequels, Sequels, Sequels - and Stupid Remakes. Well, mostly.

So here are some True Classics, that proved the Test of Time very Well.


General:
Drama - Crime - Misc - Science Fiction

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Ed Wood (Tim Burton's Movie about the Guy who made Plan 9 from outer Space. Wonderfully portrayed by Johnny Depp)
There's also an Adventure-Game of Plan 9 from Outer Space for PeeCee and Amiga!
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Quiet Earth
The Philadelphia Experiment
The Hidden
Brazil
Them! (This is the Movie that It Came from the Desert is (loosely) Based upon. A really Great SF-Classic! One of my All Time Favorites.
The Invisible Man
To Kill a Mockingbird
Citizen Kane
Goodfellas
Donnie Darko
Cape Fear (Both Versions)
The Fisher King
The Hudsucker Proxy
Drugstore Cowboy
The Naked Lunch
Nirvana
Wild Palms


Satire - Comedy - Spoof - Dark Comedy

Leningrad Cowboys Go America
Water
Neighbors
Dark Star
Office Space
Idiocracy
Airplane!
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
UHF
Amazon Women on the Moon
Dragnet
Erik the Viking
Spies like Us
How I won the War
Beetlejuice

This list could go on and on, but I have to Stop now.
Finally, here's a List of some of my Favorite Directors:

Aki Kaurismäki
Terry Gilliam
David Lynch
H.G. Wells
John Carpenter
Tim Burton
Jim Jarmush
The Coen Brothers

...Well,
look out for them and Enjoy!
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  • Dr. Strangelove : Dated, boring. Plus, I've heard Kubrick was an overrated Director.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird : Don't know about the movie, but I wouldn't suggest anyone to attempt to read the book !
  • Cape Fear remake with Robert DeNiro is simply terrible (gross)
  • Idiocracy : Starts good then drags towards the end. Could have been much better.
  • The Naked Lunch : Weird, even if you're into weird stuff already

Just my 2 cent

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Old 11 July 2010, 02:57   #705
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Well... as I wrote already.
Peoples Tastes are different.

And:
Yes I also read (and think so too) that Kubrick is a bit Overrated.
This is why He is not on My list of Favorite Directors (!)
But... I like Dr. Strangelove because of Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickens. Some of them giving the Performance of their Careers in this Movie. Fact!

Idiocracy could have been Better, Yes. But it's Hell of an Effort, as this Movie has an Valid Point.
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For the first time I took the effort to see Toy Story. I love all Pixar masterpieces, but the idea of Toy Story never really appealed to me. Still it is the favorite of most, so I decided to give it a chance.

Its a fun movie, nothing more, nothing less. Certainly the weakest story of any Pixar movie, although the voice acting is quite good. Two more to go!
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Just saw Predators, and I have mixed feelings about it. Why? Because this is certainly a movie of two halves.

To but it bluntly, the first half of this film completely sucks.

And then, after a certain cameo character dies, it finally seems to find its rhythm, and that's where it really takes off. The last hour is pretty good.

However, there are still too many flaws for me to genuinely like this film. The storyline is nonsensical; some plot devices remain unexplained; the director's homage to the original film becomes repetition of the source material; and the movie does not end in a satisfying way, paving the path so obviously for a sequel that the audience feels ripped off.

Fun, but could have been much better.
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Yes I also think that Kubrick is a bit Overrated.
Well, I don't think that it is the case.
Some of his movies are (the Shining ), but 2001 : What an intriguing masterpiece !

whereas D. Lynch is more than a bit overrated IMHO
I tried almost in every way to enjoy movies directed by him, starting with his shorts.
Only Mulholland Drive gets my vote because of the sensuality the pair blonde + brunette brings in, and the nice twist near the ending.
Lost Highway is a classic, and Wild at Heart is OK.
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Fun, but could have been much better.
True for most hollywood stuff. So I'll certainly give this move a try.
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Old 21 July 2010, 08:48   #710
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Now THIS looks like it would be fantastic! Its a new movie that was released sometime last year and it seems to go back to the classic look of Sci-Fi, PROPER Sci-Fi It seems to have elements of 2001 A Space Odyssey but that's not a bad thing When i get around to it though i will give it a watch.

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yeah Moon is very, very much like 2001. I didn't like it too much myself, but if you are into the slow paced mystery space stories with plot twists, then Moon is certainly worth a watch. Excellent acting, that's for sure.
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Old 21 July 2010, 10:17   #712
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I really really enjoyed Moon, thought it was a breath of fresh air.

Definitely one I'll be picking up on blu ray.
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Old 21 July 2010, 12:54   #713
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Moon is great. The writer/director is writing an indirect sequel, not sure about the details, should be good though.
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Old 22 July 2010, 03:12   #714
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I loved moon. Just one of the reasons I loved it was the return to live action models rather than throwing millions of dollars of CGI at everything. Also all the technology looked like an 80s version of the future so took me back to all the great movies I loved as a kid/young teen.
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Yeah I have to agree.

I've read a lot of stuff that said it looked a bit cheap, but it never really entered my mind.

Great film. I might watch it again tonight!
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I am glad you all have the same general consensus about Moon I will definitely go hire it out now!

BTW - I went and saw the new Karate Kid last night and i actually loved it!! Its far far better than the original and good old Mr Jackie Chan is fantastic in it! Good choice for the other actors too such as the main central character (Drey) and the young Chinese girl that becomes his girlfriend...

A very nice surprise
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*puts karate kid on the toview list*

Some nice movies out there now or pretty soon. I'm especially interested in Inception. It probably won't make it to the level of grand story telling that is the Prestige, but it looks cool nonetheless.

Also, for once this decade, Nick Cage has an appealing movie out with the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Seems like a nice fairy tale type movie anyway. Won't see it on the big screen, but I'm pretty sure I'll add it to my DVD collection ASAP.
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I am glad you all have the same general consensus about Moon. I will definitely go hire it out now!
Well, I won't because the plot seems too similar to the one of 2001.
From reading imdb's comments, I have been convinced to watch the old school SciFi movie which was another of Moon's inspiration : Outland with Sean Connery.

So it's wasn't useless for me to read about Moon, even though I won't watch it .

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You consider the awful imdb as a good movie (review) reference? Well, then you miss with "Moon" a really good Sci-Fi movie, no doubt.

The new Karate Kid? Well, not as bad as i've expected, but clearly not better than the original. Jackie Chan can beat the brilliant performance from Pat Morita. Jaden Smith has nearly no talent, compared to the fantastic Chloe Moretz in "Kick-Ass". And a Karate Kid movie without a Bill Conti score? Forget it.

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Well, I won't because the plot seems too similar to the one of 2001.
From reading imdb's comments, I have been convinced to watch the old school SciFi movie which was another of Moon's inspiration : Outland with Sean Connery.

So it's wasn't useless for me to read about Moon, even though I won't watch it .
How is the plot similar? I don't see the similarities...
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