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I'm bored at work, so top 5 movie poll it is.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:22 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I saw the post for V for Vendetta in there and since I'd rank that in my top 5 movies of all time, I thought, why not start a top 5 movie thread. It's probably been done before, countless times, so if it has feel free to ignore this post. No haters allowed.

Here we go...

1) Equilibrium - Anyone who knows me here, probably know's why.

2) Donnie Darko - Thought I got it the first time around. Every time I watch it, I just have more questions. I think Donnie is my movie-land counterpart. I can't imagine I've ever associated myself with a movie character more than Donnie. Plus that version of "Mad World" by Jules is one of the best songs ever performed, IMO.

3) eXistenZ - I'm pretty sure that I got this one down now. This one is a hell of a ride. I recommend partaking in your drug of choice while watching this one. Don't do drugs kids, and stay in school.

4) V for Vendetta - Yeah, if you know me, this doesn't suprise you either.

5) Mulholland Drive - All I gotta say is what the F man. I've never even pretended to get this one. I love watching it about once a year and fooling myself beforehand into thinking that this is the time that I'll actually figure it out. My best friend is confident that Lynch made this movie with the intent of creating an unsolvable riddle that will keep people like me guessing for the rest of their lives. Thanks for that Lynch. RIP my man. (Definately not for the kiddies, this one).

And, as a bonus, the movie that puts how really good I have things and gives me perspective when I start spending too much time in my own self pity pot...

Angela's Ashes

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Friday, June 22, 2007 8:02 AM

ORPHEUS


I'll always entertain a Top Five/Ten/Hundred film thread. What's weird with me is that every time I make a list, the outcome is always different.

So here's mine (for the moment):

5) BRAZIL - Terry Gilliam actually made a movie about red tape. Great sci-fi. Imaginative as hell, and funny to boot.

4) EVIL DEAD 2 - Best horror film ever? Yeah. Funniest horror film ever? Definitely. Bruce Campbell + Sam Raimi = classic. (Happy birthday, Bruce!)

3) CHASING AMY - Kevin Smith's best film, also one of the few movies where I don't want to punch Ben Affleck. And that's saying something.

2) THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Best. Sci-fi. Ever.

1) TIE: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK / INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE - For my money, the most entertaining films anybody has ever made. Let's hope Spielberg makes Indy 4 at least half as good as Raiders and Last Crusade.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 2:02 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Nice list Orpheus. Enjoyed them all except for Brazil. I always meant to check that one out. I'm a big Monty Python fan, even though most of my friends just don't get the humor. I'll have to check it out now that you reminded me. My favorite Smith flick was the original Clerks, just because I'd never seen anything like it at the time and I was 20 years old with not a clue about what I wanted to do with life (not that I've figured any of that out yet either).

The top 5 movie thing must be played out in here. Thought there'd be more responses.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 2:25 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
I saw the post for V for Vendetta in there and since I'd rank that in my top 5 movies of all time, I thought, why not start a top 5 movie thread. It's probably been done before, countless times, so if it has feel free to ignore this post. No haters allowed.

Here we go...

1) Equilibrium - Anyone who knows me here, probably know's why.

2) Donnie Darko - Thought I got it the first time around. Every time I watch it, I just have more questions. I think Donnie is my movie-land counterpart. I can't imagine I've ever associated myself with a movie character more than Donnie. Plus that version of "Mad World" by Jules is one of the best songs ever performed, IMO.

3) eXistenZ - I'm pretty sure that I got this one down now. This one is a hell of a ride. I recommend partaking in your drug of choice while watching this one. Don't do drugs kids, and stay in school.

4) V for Vendetta - Yeah, if you know me, this doesn't suprise you either.

5) Mulholland Drive - All I gotta say is what the F man. I've never even pretended to get this one. I love watching it about once a year and fooling myself beforehand into thinking that this is the time that I'll actually figure it out. My best friend is confident that Lynch made this movie with the intent of creating an unsolvable riddle that will keep people like me guessing for the rest of their lives. Thanks for that Lynch. RIP my man. (Definately not for the kiddies, this one).

And, as a bonus, the movie that puts how really good I have things and gives me perspective when I start spending too much time in my own self pity pot...

Angela's Ashes

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That's a very interesting list. I like your reasoning behind Mulholland Drive. So many people hate that film because they can't explain it. So what? Big deal. It's still enjoyable.

OK my top five:

SERENITY
City Of The Lost Children
Jean De Flourette/Manon De Source (can I count these as one as they're parts I & II
Wages Of Fear (1951)
Edward Scissorhands.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 3:38 PM

TURQUOISEBOAT


5. Night on Earth
4. Love with the Proper Stranger
3. Heat
2. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
1. The Zero Effect

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Friday, June 22, 2007 4:43 PM

JAGFAN98


5)Gettysburg
4)Back To The Future
3)Platoon
2)Shawshank Redemption
1)Almost Famous

Close to top five: Full Metal Jacket, The Thin Red Line, The Fifth Element, Dr. Strangelove, Office Space, Gladiator, Serenity

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Friday, June 22, 2007 4:57 PM

ORPHEUS


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
My favorite Smith flick was the original Clerks, just because I'd never seen anything like it at the time and I was 20 years old with not a clue about what I wanted to do with life (not that I've figured any of that out yet either).



Yeah, I first saw Clerks when I was 15, where I was a poor high school kid in search of some kind of direction. Then I saw Clerks and BAM: Film school. I owe the last five years of my life to Clerks (as sad as that is), but then I'd have never found Clerks if not for Mallrats, which was the first of Kevin's films I'd ever seen. So I appreciate all three for different reasons.

And just because why not, here's another top 5. Here's my top 6 - 10.

10) THE TASTE OF TEA - The latest addition to my list of favorites. It's a Japanese film about the life of a family that lives in the mountains outside of Tokyo. No real plot to speak of, just life. It's a very soothing watch.

9) GOLDENEYE - My very favorite Bond film, if only because of the way it reinvents the character in light of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The only one Pierce Brosnan was ever any good in, plus it introduced me to the gorgeous Famke Janssen.

8) FORGOTTEN SILVER - Peter Jackson's documentary about Colin McKenzie, New Zealand's long lost filmmaking pioneer. Even after Lord of the Rings and King Kong, Jackson hasn't made a film better than this.

7) BACK TO THE FUTURE - What can I say? I want a DeLorean. Genius setup, equally great follow-through. I, personally, think this one's aged very nicely.

6) SHAUN OF THE DEAD - I'd dare say this is a better zombie film than Dawn of the Dead. It's got a brilliant script, a good emotional center, and Simon Pegg/Nick Frost prove that they deserve to be world famous.


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Friday, June 22, 2007 5:43 PM

JOSSISAGOD


1. Serenity-Duh!
2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back- Best of the six!
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie- Greatest movie made from 1985-1995!
4. Sin City- Jessica Alba as an exotic dancer, need I say more?
5. Starship Troopers- Cheesy, but in the BEST WAY POSSIBLE!

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Friday, June 22, 2007 6:12 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


I see a lot of films I love listed here. Browncoats have such good taste.

Considering Serenity is a given mine are:

1. Donnie Darko
2. Time Bandits
3. Pi
4. The Cube
5. Bringing Up Baby

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Friday, June 22, 2007 6:23 PM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


I don’t know how to rank them, so in no particular order here are five of my favorites (Serenity has been excluded from consideration, because it's obvious):

Raiders of the Lost Arc.

Empire Strikes Back.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Bridge to Terrabithia

Jurassic Park


And while we’re on the topic of good movies, I really like the new Nancy Drew movie. I don’t know if it’s one of my all time favorites, but it’s definitely a good one. It’s refreshing to see a young heroine who can be independent, smart and passionate about her work, without being trendy, smutty or brazen.



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Friday, June 22, 2007 6:27 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Whimsicalnbrainpan:
I see a lot of films I love listed here. Browncoats have such good taste.



Agreed.

I see you love the Darko too. And how could I forget The Cube? That might beat out one of my original top 5 if I thought about it enough. Heard from a friend that Pi would be right up my alley too, but I've never seen it yet.

You guys are all giving me great ideas for movies I gotta rent and watch again or for the first time.

LOL at TMNT, Jossisagod. That movie kicked some serious shell. Casey Jones Rules!

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Friday, June 22, 2007 6:33 PM

KAYNA

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Well crap. I've never tried to narrow it down before. I'm gonna have to go away and do some thinking about this. That being said, I also love Equilibrium and Donnie Darko, though I think the director of the later is insane (I had that movie pretty much down untill I listened to his commentary on the SE). Must go think about this now.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 6:44 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Quote:

Originally posted by Whimsicalnbrainpan:
I see a lot of films I love listed here. Browncoats have such good taste.



Agreed.

I see you love the Darko too. And how could I forget The Cube? That might beat out one of my original top 5 if I thought about it enough. Heard from a friend that Pi would be right up my alley too, but I've never seen it yet.



I am a huge Darko fan! And you would truly love Pi, check it out when you can.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 8:21 PM

JOSSISAGOD


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
LOL at TMNT, Jossisagod. That movie kicked some serious shell. Casey Jones Rules!



TMNT:2007 wasn't half bad either, it had Mako from Avatar as Splinter, and Sarah Michelle Gellar as April O'neil.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 9:01 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I missed that one (TMNT 2007)... I haven't seen a movie in the theatre since the last Lord of the Rings, I believe. Finally getting my hands on a 51" TV makes waiting a couple of months to watch a movie over paying high prices and dealing with idiots with cellphones pretty much a no brainer. Did it make it to DVD yet? I know that was on my to do list, but out of sight, out of mind.

EDIT: Yes, I know.... I could just Google it, and I should, but I'm old school personable.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 2:39 AM

JAGFAN98


TMNT (2007) comes out on dvd around the first week of August I believe

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 3:34 AM

AURAPTOR

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It's such an impossible list for me because I like different movies for different reasons. There's the comedy side, with the High 4 - Caddyshack, Animal House and M.P.& the Holy Grail, Blues Brothers.

Then there's the macho side of me which loves movies like Patton, A Bridge Too Far and The Battle of the Bulge.

And also there are westerns, which included The Outlaw Josey Whales, High Plains Drifter, Tombstone, and to a lesser extent...Silverado.

Classics, like Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Man who shot Liberty Valance. ( Jimmy Stewart in all of 'em...huh. )

And of course, SciFi...where to begin ? Alien, Terminator, LTOR: Fellowship of the Ring, The Empire Strikes Back.

And then there are just persoanl favorites, The Usual Suspects, L.A. Confidential, Chariots of Fire , Rocky, Splash, The Godfather, and yes...Jurassic Park.


Sorry, that's the best I can do. Limit to 5 ? Not possible.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 5:34 AM

FISKMASEN


In no particular order:

Apocalypse Now
Deer Hunter
The Boondock Saints
Deliverance
The Godfather

Wow. That actually took some thinking, only given choice was The Boondock Saints..

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 6:31 AM

HKCAVALIER


I haven't made a list of favorites in a hell of a long time. Last time I had a "favorite movie of all time" it was Twin Peaks: Firewalk with Me. Still top five, but I'm not big on the listing thing. 4 other movies I would tell anyone I met to run out and see:

Dirty Pretty Things

Heat

The Hospital

Naked


Damn! 5 is not many at all! So...just off the top of my head:
Munich TheCrossingGuard MalcolmX BuckarooBonzai LittleMurders MadeForEachOther TheLongGoodbye Election MinorityReport TrueRomance OfficeSpace Rushmore Singin'intheRain Vanyaon42ndStreet AI JungleFever TheLordoftheRings Magnolia ShortCuts OnceAround OlivierOlivier TheWickerMan TheThirdMan CasinoRoyale TheBigLabowski TheGood,TheBad,andtheUgly SinCity FemalePerversions BadSanta FightClub PunchDrunkLove SpiritedAway

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 7:51 AM

IRISHWASH


was going to post yesteday , but got lazy
so here goes
1. the shawshank redemption, tim and morgan ,does it get any better
2. usual suspects, had to watch once every 6 months
3. pitch black, horror sci-fi at its best
4. lord of the rings trilogy, need i say more
5. football factory, best british movie this decade and if been to a premiership game u know its realistic

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 7:51 AM

IRISHWASH


was going to post yesteday , but got lazy
so here goes
1. the shawshank redemption, tim and morgan ,does it get any better
2. usual suspects, had to watch once every 6 months
3. pitch black, horror sci-fi at its best
4. lord of the rings trilogy, need i say more
5. football factory, best british movie this decade and if been to a premiership game u know its realistic

irishwash

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 7:51 AM

IRISHWASH


was going to post yesteday , but got lazy
so here goes
1. the shawshank redemption, tim and morgan ,does it get any better
2. usual suspects, had to watch once every 6 months
3. pitch black, horror sci-fi at its best
4. lord of the rings trilogy, need i say more
5. football factory, best british movie this decade and if been to a premiership game u know its realistic

irishwash

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 8:55 AM

FIZZIX


Alright, as a slightly irresponsible time-traveler...

Select to view spoiler:



1. Serenity
2. Serenity II
3. Serenity III
4. Serenity IV
5. Serenity V

I say only slightly irresponsible 'cos it's not like I gave you the titles or anything. LAwlz.



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Sunday, June 24, 2007 5:29 AM

NEEDY

The road to Hel is paved with good intentions


I love threads like these, until I realise how much I love movies, and that its almost impossible for me to narrow them down
I mean the star wars movies add up to five on their own! (I dont count phantom menace)
And the LOTR trilogy is as long as five movies!

So, in a way to defeat this impossible enemy (namely, a top 5 list), I've just decided to list 5 of my "Default" movies - movies I love to bits that I can watch no matter what mood I'm in

In no particular order:

Donnie Darko
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Phantom of the Opera
Forrest Gump
Spider-man


(There's LOADS more I could list, but I'm trying not to cheat)
If ever I'm in doubt what to watch, normally one of these will do the trick

ps. Cube - is it really that good?
I've never seen it, but I've seen it for sale a few times (saw it on its own for £6, or in a box set with all 3 Cube movies for £10)
Is it worth buying? (and is the sequel/prequel good enough too to justify buying the boxset?)

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 5:50 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Score another for Darko...uuugh... lol.... sweet.

Cube is freaking awesome man. I'd buy it if you couldn't rent it. I got lucky and bought it about 5 years ago on VHS at a garage sale for a buck. Probably should have been on my top five. Thanks to Whimsicalinthebrainpan for bringing that one up.

I never saw the sequel though. Never heard anything good or bad about it, but that means next to nothing when it's a sequel to a low budget (Lionsgate?)film. Better to ask someone who knows about that.

Hey Whimisical... I got Pi. I'm going to watch it this weekend finally. (My weekends sometimes start on Sunday, lol) I knew there was good reason to start this thread. I'll let you know what I think....

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:47 AM

KAYNA

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All right, I've been thinking and here goes.

The Phantom of the Opera
Dark City
The Ninth Gate
Blazzing Saddles
The Labyrinth

Honorable mention to Donnie Darko and Boondock Saints. I've never seen The Cube but I have heard good things about it.
And has anyone else here seen a movie called Bent?


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Monday, June 25, 2007 8:15 AM

NEEDY

The road to Hel is paved with good intentions


Of course, how could I forget Dark City?

Excellent film, one of my favourites

Here's another 5 to my list then (Since I feel the need to cheat)

Dark City
Garden State
Pieces of April
Return of the Jedi
The Truman Show


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Monday, June 25, 2007 9:41 AM

KAYNA

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Quote:

Originally posted by NEEDY:
Dark City
Garden State
Pieces of April
Return of the Jedi
The Truman Show


All good films. The only one I haven't seen is Pieces of April. Since it's on your list of favorites I assume you recomend it? OH! And I forgot to put Equilibrium in my honorable mentions list.

As to Dark City, awesome! I new other people had to like it too. And it's nice to see Rufus Sewel as the hero for a change. Don't get me wrong, he's great as the arrogant, asshole, evil guy but the man has range and it's good to see it.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 6:56 AM

WHOOPS


What a tough choice i hate people asking me these questions because i got so many but i will give it a go;

1 V for Vendetta

2 Dark City

3 Italian Job - the original not the sucky re-make.

4 Cube, Cube 2 and Cube 3 - i know theres three there but oh well. I love how you never find out whos behind the "cube".

5 Shaun Of The Dead - Nich Frost and Simon Pegg are both just awsome.

Cant believe i forgot about Monty Pyhton and the Quest for the Holy Grail. i think that will have to be changed with Shaun of the Dead


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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:38 AM

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hmmm top 5 I can watch again and again ( obviously Serenity is #1, but not including it)are
1- Army of Darkness
2- Splitting Heirs
3- Noises Off
4- Alien V. Predator
5- Both of the Resident Evil movies( and of course the new one that comes out shortly)




My friend( who taunts Firefly people)'s list is
1- Monty Python's Life of Brian
2- Clockwork Orange ( though eh can't watch it anymroe because it's too disturbing)
3-Empire Strikes Back
4- Evil Dead 2/ Army of Darkness ( it's one film and should be watched together)
5-Blade Runner

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:23 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Hey Whimisical... I got Pi. I'm going to watch it this weekend finally. (My weekends sometimes start on Sunday, lol) I knew there was good reason to start this thread. I'll let you know what I think....



I can't wait to get your take on it 6String.

Needy: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was hilarious! There were some excellent lines in that film.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:52 AM

JONNYQUEST

"Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?"


Hi Whims (sounds British with the "s" on the end, don't you think? Or old money posh-posh, frou-frou preppy...). I gotta come all the way over here to find you these days?

Other than the first, no particular order:

1. Excalibur
2. The Dark Crystal
3. Lion King
4. Stargate
5. Scarface

There's an IMDB-worth of others that I prize for various reasons floating around in my head, but this list has been with me for about 10+ years now.


Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:16 AM

CHRISISALL


Serenity
Blade Runner
Superman the Movie
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Army Of Darkness


That's my list and I'm stickin' to it (for now) Chrisisall



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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:27 AM

CHRISISALL


5.1:

Goldfinger
Jurassic Park
Empire Strikes Back
The Crow
The Road Home


That's my second list, and I'm stickin' to that one too Chrisisall


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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:31 AM

CHRISISALL


5.2:

Batman Begins
Star Wars
Drunken Master II
Somewhere In Time
Terminator 2


I'll be here all week Chrisisall



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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:42 AM

CHRISISALL


5.3:

Aliens
Spider-man
2001
Planet Of The Apes
The Power


Somebody stop me Chrisisall


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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:51 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JonnyQuest:
Hi Whims (sounds British with the "s" on the end, don't you think? Or old money posh-posh, frou-frou preppy...). I gotta come all the way over here to find you these days?



Whims does sound a bit more formal.

I've had signal trouble lately JQ. You can't stop it but it can be interrupted.

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:22 PM

CHRISISALL


Plleeeeaaaase everyone here chck out The Road Home!!
http://www.mediacircus.net/roadhome.html
It's a truly unforettable and great flick!!!
By all means, BUY it!!!
Here's one place:
http://www.amazon.com/Road-Home-Ziyi-Zhang/dp/B00005QFE5


Deep (sometimes) Chrisisall

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:36 PM

JONNYQUEST

"Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?"


Quote:

Originally posted by Whimsicalnbrainpan:
I've had signal trouble lately JQ. You can't stop it but it can be interrupted.


Well I hope all is better now. I've missed seeing you.


Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 4:12 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Awwwww thanks JQ!

I've missed you too, and all the other fine Browncoats I know. Going without the interweb is no fun.

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Friday, June 29, 2007 3:04 PM

OPPYH




Heathers. Best movie of the 80's, and still criminally underrated. Daniel Waters has a new film, (Sex, and Death 101) that comes out in the fall, and I can't wait.

Aliens. When James Cameron was an absolute bad ass. Man I miss him.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Steven Spielberg wrote and directed this amazing film. He really had talent, now he makes hack movies with big stars. Sad indeed.

Housekeeping. Why this isn't out on dvd, I have no idea. WTF? Sony would rather piss themselves than release a good film on dvd.

American Movie. The best documentary ever. If you don't like it, you should stop watching movies. I'm not kidding

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Friday, June 29, 2007 5:52 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Hey Whims.... never got around to watching PI yet. I started it, but I got ripped away by real life and haven't been able to get back to it. What I saw was real interesting though. Imma watch it this weekend and I'll let you know what I think.

Thanks everybody. Great idea for movies here. This post is more for me than anyone else so I got em all on one place, but my lists based off responses here would be.

TOP THAT I'VE SEEN:

Equilibrium
Donnie Darko
eXistenZ
V for Vendetta
Mulholland Drive
The Cube
Clerks
The Usual Suspects
The Boondock Saints
Very Bad Things
Bully
Monty Pyton and the Quest for the Holy Grail
The Life of Brian
Glengary Glen Ross
L.A. Confidential
American Beauty
Swiming With Sharks (Can you tell I'm a huge Spacey Fan Yet?)
Total Recall
Paycheck
Imposter
Minority Report
A Scanner Darkly (Big PKD fan too, though not a big Blade Runner fan and the movie Screamers totally sucked, mainly because they Hollywooded it up, especially at the ending, and totally destroyed the PKD vibe.)
Tombstone & Wyatt Earp
Silverado
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
12 Angry Men
The Deer Hunter
Terminator II
Election
Pitch Black
The Matrix
Aliens
The Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal
Superman II
Aliens
Casino Royale
Empire Strikes Back & The First half of Jedi
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Back to the Future
Shaun of the Dead
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sin City
Starship Troopers
Animal House
Caddyshack
Kingpin
Groundhog Day (This was a comical take on a short movie I saw on cable when I was about 8 years old called 12:01 PM. In that movie, a busy New York business man lived the same hour over and over again an infinite amount of time. Every one starts out at 12:01 PM when he was in the middle of a busy intersection crossing the street. As bad as "I Got You Babe" is to have to wake up to every morning, I think this guy had it infinately worse than Bill Murray. Really creepy movie and you should check it out if you get a chance. I don't even know if it's available anywhere now. ***Not to be confused with the movie 12:01 featuring Jonathan Silverman. Ima add that one to my must see list, as I haven't seen it. Sounds like the same type of premise.

EDIT: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0009JJXUA?tag=headboard-21&camp=1406&creat
ive=6394&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B0009JJXUA&adid=1YM6A9HC8W0MVW1JCEMT
&

Found it. It was only released on a compilation of shorts in the UK. Do yourself a favor and don't read anything online about this movie if you're going to see it. Don't want to ruin any more about it than I already spoiled).
)

The Truman Show (Although it was a direct ripoff of an episode of the colorized 80's version of Twilight Zone where the cable guy lets a guy know that his entire life has been a TV show and shows him some of the hidden cameras as proof. When his wife comes home, he tells her that he won't be a part of it anymore. She takes the kids and leaves him. I can't remember how it ended, but I was deathly afraid for years that there were cameras everywhere watching me. Funny how there weren't then, but today I might show up smoking a cigarette on Google Street View at any time of day. http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/technology_internetcritic/2007
/06/google_street_v.html
Look up ""Kevin Bankston"" smoking" on Yahoo and you'll get 1,290 hits. Poor guy... his family didn't know he smoked till he was outed by Google, and now the whole world knows. Really creepy thing is, he was caught on cam smoking years ago by a smillar, yet much smaller Amazon cam)




ONES I'D MOST LIKE TO SEE, BUT HAVEN'T YET:

Dark City - Saw part of this and it was freaking awesome. I can't believe I never rented it yet to see it all.
The Ninth Gate - What I saw of this movie was also great.
City of the Lost Children - Couldn't for the life of me place where I'd heard of this until I realized that I had played a Playstation game based on it years ago. It was uber creepy, so I'm looking forward to watching this too.
PI - I'll let you know Whimsy.
The Chronicles of Narnia - I loved the Lion Witch & Waradrobe when I read it in school.
Twin Peaks (Movie and TV show) - Love the Lynch... somehow never got around to it.
12:01


MOVIES I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAD TO SIT THROUGH BUT ARE ON THIS LIST:

Just one.... 2001: A Space Odyssey. I knew somebody had to like it Chris, since it's rated so high on the best movies ever created. I've never met one of those people until now. Personally, it's top on my list of the most suicidally boring movies ever created. Even my film teacher that made us sit through it told us that he's seen it every class that he taught and he absolutely hates it. Then he told me when Kuberick did a screening for the movie, actor Rock Hudson stood up and said "I don't get it!" and walked out of the theautre. I didn't have that problem. I got the movie, I just think that it was an Outer Limits episode that was stretched just about to the outer limits it could have been stretched before people would not go see it simply because of the sheer length. To me, actually watching it is like tasting the Malcom-Macdowell-Clockwork-Orange-Treatment.

I'm just a youngin' though..... If I remember right, the movie came out a year before the moon landing actually happened. By the time I actually saw it, there were a lot of people saying the moon landing itself was created in a Hollywood basement.

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned." http://www.myspace.com/6ixstringjack

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007 9:23 PM

MJOLNIR


Okay here goes kids...

1. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
The film version with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman is the funniest thing I've ever seen. It' actually a play written by Tom Stoppard and if you ever have a chance to see it, do. It's an existential look at the lives of Hamlet's two best friends and their general outlook on their rather poinless existence: witty as hell.

2. Soylent Green
Go back to your roots people! Soylent Green is one of the best Sci Fi movies ever made. It stars Charlton Heston. I can't really say too much without giving away the good parts, but everyone should really see it.

3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
I was so surprised as to just how great this movie was. I just love Val Kilmer, and he has some of the best lines ever in this movie. It's kind of loosly based off the Mike Shayne mystery novels, but a whole lot more fun.

4. Logan's Run
Another classic Sci Fi flick. This one has Michael York (he played Basil in Austin Powers.) He plays Logan 5, a sandman, whose job it is to ensure that anyone who is thirty is destroyed on last day at the ritual of carnival. But when it's his turn to renew he decides to run for sanctuary with his new scantily clad friend Jessica,...er just watch it.

5. My Best Friend Is A Vampire
My favorite 80's movie. This one stars Robert Sean Leonard (Wilson from House) as a teen who's finds out that he's been turned into a vampire. Rene Auberjonois (ya know Odo) plays his vampy mentor. The whole thing is just fun.

Nobel invented dynamite. I won't accept his blood money.
~Dr. Gregory House

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Monday, July 16, 2007 9:35 AM

MSG


Hey here's a completely unknown film everyone should see and enjoy..
Splitting Heirs- Eric Idle wrote it and stars along with John Cleese, Rick Moranis, Sadie Frost, and a very naked and new to the movies Catherine Zeta Jones...it's riot

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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