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brak
13 Feb 07,, 12:41
Recommend any movie you have seen and think its worth watching. I'll start

Akira Kurosawa's master pieces.

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Callmecur
13 Feb 07,, 14:51
Best film ever made in the history of film-making - ZULU - have watched it time and time again and never tire of seeing it.

glyn
13 Feb 07,, 15:23
To capture the essence of flying, it has to be 'The Great Waldo Pepper'. For acting skills and ethics what could be better than 'A Man for all Seasons'? For shock effect 'Failsafe'. 'Treasure Island' with Robert Newton as the villanous Long John Silver was my childhood favourite.

tim52
14 Feb 07,, 00:10
An excellent counterpoint to Failsafe is Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Great cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens and Keenan Wynn.

leib10
14 Feb 07,, 00:14
Any of the Trey Parker/Matt Stone movies, especially South Park: BLU and Team America: World Police.

speedlover1994
14 Feb 07,, 00:28
I feel so uniteligent saying this but: Black Hawk Down, Diehard, Alien, Predator 2, Monty Python's Holy Grail

Parihaka
14 Feb 07,, 00:32
The Departed, Scorsese.

jame$thegreat
14 Feb 07,, 00:33
Monty Python's Holy Grail

Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Drugstore Cowboys, Clerks II just to name a few. Can't wait to see 300 in theatres, check out the trailer it looks insane.

gunnut
14 Feb 07,, 00:36
I feel so uniteligent saying this but: Black Hawk Down, Diehard, Alien, Predator 2, Monty Python's Holy Grail

You got it all wrong.

It's Aliens and Predator.

Diehard is my favorite Christmas movie. It just brings a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Star Wars: A New Hope. A simple movie of good vs. evil. A technologically revolutionary movie. A fun movie.

True Lies. 007 with a human touch.

Stripes. Don't mess with "the big toe."

jame$thegreat
14 Feb 07,, 00:48
Saw I and II (havnt seen three yet), Scream 1 and 2. Two movies with surprising twists at the end even I could not predict; I'm known for predicting the end of movies while watching them on HBO and switching the channel:biggrin:

T_igger_cs_30
14 Feb 07,, 00:48
Have to support callmecur, Zulu best ever movie ever made

Best opening scene ever made... Gladiator...the Germanics didnt know what hit em (strength and honour)

most intense movie making me glad I was a soldier......Das Boot

best acted part in a movie...Sean Connery....Hunt for the Red October

The one I thought I wouldnt enjoy and did .........Alexander

The only time I ever wanted to be a cowboy after a movie........the Magnifecent Seven

Most patriotic.................Battle of Britain

Callmecur
14 Feb 07,, 08:57
villanous
"Bloody pilots" - villainous

SnowLeopard
14 Feb 07,, 09:16
Depends on what my mood is. But taking it by themes:

Comedy: A New Leaf (Walter Matheau is a playboy who discovers he has spent all his money. In order to avoid working or suicide, he decides his only hope is to marry a woman of money.)

Little Spy (no agency support): Three Days of the Condor

Big Spy (agency support): Zeppelin (Michael York is a Brit soldier in WWI with German heritage. When approached to defect, he goes to his superiors but they want him to defect because they want to know what the Germans want him for)

Counter Spy: The Terrorists with Sean Connery (I think, I saw it decades ago on tv and picked up a copy when I saw it on sale ..... but memory can be fuzzy)

Historical-drama: The Red Tent (Italian General Nobile's airship Italia crash on the arctic ice in the 1920's)

Crime, serious: Crimson Rivers (I tend to go for foreign police themes, both from a stand point of "seeing" how other agencies work and if they copy the case from reality, odds are I am not likely to know the case; here, independent French police officer Jean Reno is working on a fairly grusome murder case)

Crime, comedy: The Jokers, Green Ice, 11 Harrowhouse, The Thief who Came to Dinner

Action, current: Shiri (It's Korean, the dubbing probably detracts, points are questionable, but it's colorful and a fun, violent movie to watch) or Killing Time (1999) (Again, hardly realistic, but it stacks up the bodies like Kill Bill, only this hitlady uses a pistol)

Action, past: The Three-Four Musketeers, 1973 version

SciFi: This one varies because at times, even the worse movie can be a nice escape, has certain points to look for. Ie, for example, for the most part, FireFox to me is dull ......... but the takeoff scene where Clint shoves the officer makes it worth a look from time to time. Also, SciFi can be fascinating because of the various stories it might pull from. Star Quest with Ming-Na may not be that great of a movie in itself ...... but it is interesting in that it is essentially a Night of the Trolls (Bolo, Keith Laumer) type story.

So SciFi could include: Alien, Creature, Split Second, Leviathan, LOOKER, Day of the Dolphin, Terminator I or II, Programmed to Kill, Solar Crisis, Trancers, The Andromeda Strain, and so forth. Certainly not great theatre attractions, but to get away for a while, decent. Also, the basic forms are the best; I'm not too crazy about Director's Cuts. I like the little details in the movies, the minor subplots, that might get cleared in a director's cut. Ie, in the first Star Wars movie, the imperial storm troopers are marching to intercept the Em Falcon and in the background, there are two women exchanging recipes. I like that kind of detail in a movie.

Horror: Same note on scifi above: The Night Stalker, The Haunting, Fright Night II, WaxWorks, others. Depends on the movie, depends on the subthemes, depends on the feeling of the movie that keeps it going when all the heart stoppers are known. Ie,

The Night Stalker: something of a throw back to the world I saw to grow up into when I was a child (the 70's).
The Haunting: Watching Zeta Jones in fantastic settings.
Fright Night II (or American Psycho II): how I'd "like" to approach college life.
WaxWorks: Even if the fantasies were fatal, they looked like some wild fantasies to fall into.

Barbarian: DeathStalker (I) has been described to me as a movie best to watch drunk but never the less, at times, it has its moments. DeathStalker II is more of a comedy, "worse" ...... but it had a decent villian. Red Sonya
is strained throughout but it has one good point to it: Arnold and Briget fighting and actually getting tired with those huge swords. There is, of course, Conan (I better than II), Throne of Fire (HUGE guards), and others. My fav of them all? Hearts and Armor but a word of caution, the heros in the movies are Moors. Being a bellydancer, such things don't matter to me, but I have come across intolerance.

Post apocolyptic, serious: Genesis II, On the Beach (either version)

Post apocolyptic, not so serious: Warlords

Post apocolyptic that takes it self serious but is not so serious: Stryker, After the Fall of New York (but the motorcycle jazz scene is good)

Post apocolyptic that can be watched endlessly: Mad Max III: Beyond Thunderdome

War, modern, somewhat realistic: Das Boot, Galipolei

War, modern, not so realistic: Any of the series of Richard Burton or Stuart Whitman movies, especially those that might show up on the History Channel, Breakthrough, Raid on Rommel, The Last Escape, Mosquito Squadron

War, near past: Zulu, Damn the Defiant (again, memory on this one, haven't seen it for decades)

War, far past: Generally, any movie about Rome or Troy is decent, to some degree or another, but a lot of it depends on how brutal the current mood is.

Classic: Hamlet with Patrick Stewart, Derek Jacobi (I would check out the last tape endlessly for the sword fight)

War, modern, comedy: What did you do in the War, Daddy?

S e x: Miss Directed: Watching a panicky, stressed out, one disaster after another Tori Welles is a hoot!
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Draconion
14 Feb 07,, 09:44
Men of honour...have seen it like 20 times.(seriously!)

Rang de basanti...this movie was good enough to win an oscur, but because of either the language barrier or perhaps because of the vast diffrrence in culture the americans (or who ever chooses these films) couldnt appreciate this master piece.

At present, I saw the film Guru ...damn good...all Indians, do go for it.

glyn
14 Feb 07,, 12:47
"Bloody pilots" - villainous

You are quite right to point out my spelling error Cur! It worries me that it is my second mistake in the last decade:biggrin:

percentage_plyr
14 Feb 07,, 17:56
life is beautiful
shawshank redemption
american beauty
dumb and dumber
harold and kumar go to white castle
schindler's list
The last samurai


Hindi :

Rang De Basanti

dave lukins
14 Feb 07,, 18:07
To capture the essence of flying, it has to be 'The Great Waldo Pepper'. For acting skills and ethics what could be better than 'A Man for all Seasons'? For shock effect 'Failsafe'. 'Treasure Island' with Robert Newton as the villanous Long John Silver was my childhood favourite.
The best line in Long John Silver(Robert Newton) "Fire two warning shots..right through 'is 'ed:biggrin: Brilliant Film Brilliant actor

dave lukins
14 Feb 07,, 18:12
Goodbye Mr Chips..Robert Donat..unforgetable once seen

leib10
14 Feb 07,, 18:33
American History X is also a powerful movie.

The Exorcist is still one of the only movies that actually scares me.

brak
14 Feb 07,, 18:43
you guys forgot Snatch..blasphemy!!

dave lukins
14 Feb 07,, 20:10
You are quite right to point out my spelling error Cur! It worries me that it is my second mistake in the last decade:biggrin:

Olde Age! or is it catching?:)

BD1
14 Feb 07,, 22:33
movies - Se7en, The Game, Fight Club ; Das Boot, Monty Python & Meaning of Life , my absolute favourite - Life of Brian, Usual Suspects , Silence of the Lambs , Taxi Driver , American History X, 2001 Space Odyssey, Fargo, O Brother where are You , Scarface , Battle of Britain , Winter War

Ex MIB
14 Feb 07,, 23:37
The only time I ever wanted to be a cowboy after a movie........the Magnifecent Seven

Always thought you achieved that :rolleyes: Ooopps, Sorry Wayne :biggrin:

Ex MIB
14 Feb 07,, 23:45
Beach landing scene in Saving Private Ryan.
Chariot race scene in Ben Hur
Pink Panther with Peter Sellars

T_igger_cs_30
15 Feb 07,, 00:00
Always thought you achieved that :rolleyes: Ooopps, Sorry Wayne :biggrin:

Eh! I was never a plumber!!!!.......let our American, Canadian and Indian friends work that one out hey Ex :biggrin:

Stan187
15 Feb 07,, 00:02
Just saw a pretty nice movie, called The Beast or alternatively Beast of War

sappersgt
15 Feb 07,, 00:16
Beach landing scene in Saving Private Ryan.
Chariot race scene in Ben Hur
Pink Panther with Peter Sellars


I saw Saving Private Ryan when it came out in a brand new theatre that touted "Surround Sound", promising really good acoustics. It was pretty impressive. My girlfriend afterwards said I kept twitching during the landing scene. I didn't notice but said yes sometimes they got the sound of a bullet passing close by just about right. :biggrin:

dave lukins
15 Feb 07,, 01:00
Always thought you achieved that :rolleyes: Ooopps, Sorry Wayne :biggrin:

Plenty of "cowboys" in Germany.Ranch Herford and Hildesheim come to the fore... gerra long liddle doggies:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Parihaka
15 Feb 07,, 01:05
Any martial arts movie made by the Shaw Brothers, out of Hong Kong.
Filmed in 'Shawscope' wide screen you know:)

dave lukins
15 Feb 07,, 01:25
Any martial arts movie made by the Shaw Brothers, out of Hong Kong.
Filmed in 'Shawscope' wide screen you know:)

Bluss Leeee:biggrin:

brak
15 Feb 07,, 01:50
I thought der untergang was a pretty good movie.

brak
15 Feb 07,, 02:09
..and The Underground, a croat-serb movie..pretty good

YellowFever
15 Feb 07,, 02:10
DARK CITY
FULL METAL JACKET
RESERVOIR DOGS




Any martial arts movie made by the Shaw Brothers, out of Hong Kong.
Filmed in 'Shawscope' wide screen you know:)

Believe it or not, I got just about every movie ever made by the Shaw Brothers in either video or DVD.
What's it worth to ya? :biggrin:

Seriously, I got alot of doubles (mostly the 'Venom' series) just let me know the titles and I can prolly ship them out to ya....FOC.

Samudra
15 Feb 07,, 02:47
Mmmm anybody like Bridge on the river Kwai ?

How about the animation movie Spirit Stallion of Cimmarron?

Callmecur
15 Feb 07,, 08:58
You are quite right to point out my spelling error Cur! It worries me that it is my second mistake in the last decade:biggrin:
Let's hope it isn't hobbit forming then, which reminds me the Lord of the Rings is also an excellent film, provided you understand that it is fiction!!!

Ex MIB
15 Feb 07,, 09:56
Let's hope it isn't hobbit forming then, which reminds me the Lord of the Rings is also an excellent film, provided you understand that it is fiction!!!

Doh! you'll be telling me next that Father Christmas isn't real :eek:

Callmecur
15 Feb 07,, 14:44
Doh! you'll be telling me next that Father Christmas isn't real :eek:
Isn't he then...???:redface:

Parihaka
15 Feb 07,, 21:35
DARK CITY
FULL METAL JACKET
RESERVOIR DOGS





Believe it or not, I got just about every movie ever made by the Shaw Brothers in either video or DVD.
What's it worth to ya? :biggrin:

Seriously, I got alot of doubles (mostly the 'Venom' series) just let me know the titles and I can prolly ship them out to ya....FOC.

I believe you and laud your good taste. I can't remember most of the titles now (it was 20 years ago when I could get them here) but Kung Fu Family and Drunken Master are two I remember. There was another that basically involved training methods, maybe the original 36th Chamber of Shaolin?

kams
15 Feb 07,, 21:47
Mmmm anybody like Bridge on the river Kwai ?

How about the animation movie Spirit Stallion of Cimmarron?


Ya my Dad loved it.

No Man's Land (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283509/) is one of my favourites. Any one remember Children of a Lesser God (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090830/)?

There are too many to list now. More later.

glyn
15 Feb 07,, 22:15
[QUOTE=Parihaka;345028] maybe the original 36th Chamber of Shaolin?


Isn't that the stuff Kiwis put in their shampoo?

brak
16 Feb 07,, 00:08
JU-ON 1 and JU-ON 2, pretty scary stuff.

speedlover1994
16 Feb 07,, 00:55
Dawn of the Dead

Shawn of the Dead

Every Scary Movie (the series, not the genre)
Epic Movie
Looking forward to 300!
Oh, and life of Brian.

Spinal Tap :biggrin:

ashkon
16 Feb 07,, 01:03
Smokin aces - it's got Alisha Keys in it and it's a good action flick too!

Hannibal Rising - gives you an insight on how he became so twisted.

YellowFever
16 Feb 07,, 08:30
I believe you and laud your good taste. I can't remember most of the titles now (it was 20 years ago when I could get them here) but Kung Fu Family and Drunken Master are two I remember. There was another that basically involved training methods, maybe the original 36th Chamber of Shaolin?



Only one of those was made by the Shaw Bros. so Nyah Nyah.. :tongue:

(Forgive my childishness..I think this is the first subject ever discussed on WAB where I actually know more about a subject than you do..... LoL)

Parihaka
16 Feb 07,, 08:45
Only one of those was made by the Shaw Bros. so Nyah Nyah.. :tongue:

(Forgive my childishness..I think this is the first subject ever discussed on WAB where I actually know more about a subject than you do..... LoL)

Alas my memory obviously fails me, as I totter into my dotage.:redface:
I just have the red-curtained widescreen Shawscope emblazoned on my brain, and I obviously conflate all the magnificent movies of that time with it.
If I might be so bold as to ask the master, which of the aformentioned movies was indeed made by the brothers Shaw? And does my ignorance cancel the opportunity to access the others?:)

YellowFever
16 Feb 07,, 09:13
Alas my memory obviously fails me, as I totter into my dotage.:redface:
I just have the red-curtained widescreen Shawscope emblazoned on my brain, and I obviously conflate all the magnificent movies of that time with it.
If I might be so bold as to ask the master, which of the aformentioned movies was indeed made by the brothers Shaw? And does my ignorance cancel the opportunity to access the others?:)

Umm..you got me there.....LoL

I think Drunken Master was a "Seasonal" film and 36 chambers was produced by Run Run Shaw.

Debbie
17 Feb 07,, 03:56
Anything by Spike Lee - he is brilliant

Callmecur
17 Feb 07,, 10:24
Anything by Spike Lee - he is brilliant
Who's he, Spike Lee?

Parihaka
17 Feb 07,, 12:35
Who's he, Spike Lee?

Bruces brother.

brak
17 Feb 07,, 12:50
Good Bad and the Ugly.

glyn
17 Feb 07,, 14:12
Bruces brother.

Are you sure that you are not confusing him with Bernard ( 'M' in 007 films ) or Christopher (archtypal vampire) ?

jame$thegreat
17 Feb 07,, 16:45
Dawn of the Dead
Shawn of the Dead
Looking forward to 300!


I'll agree with you on those 3.:biggrin: But Scary Movie :confused: I thought they were pretty bad...Scary Movie 3 was terrible, I literaly did not crack a smile.

jame$thegreat
17 Feb 07,, 16:48
Spike Lee

My cousin actually wrote a song for Forty Acres and a Mule. :cool:

kinmist
17 Feb 07,, 16:56
Recommendations for movies that came out in 2006:
Blood Diamond
The Prestige
The Departed
Casino Royale

Cult movies:
Snatch
Lock Stock And 2 Smoking Barrels
Boondock saints

If you want a popcorn movie that is utterly outrageous:
Crank

Callmecur
17 Feb 07,, 17:39
Just watched 50 First Dates with the wife (her film!) - film ok but soundtrack great reggae music.

MarquezRazor
17 Feb 07,, 19:27
What, guys acc to your opinions are the most scary movies?Long time didnt get to watch any scary movie..

Debbie
18 Feb 07,, 03:59
Who's he, Spike Lee?

Spike Lee is a young film writer/director/producer who focuses his ambitions and talents on some pretty touchy subjects, the main one being racial/social attitudes and tensions in the US. I have to admit that I do not realize what he is trying to say in just one watching, he crams so much stuff into his films that while one is trying to get an arm around the dialogue, the sets are ever changing to reflect the mood but in a subtle manner. Pretty heavy stuff, but I never tire of his manipulation of the audience or his message. One has to be very astute as his films have sets that change very subtly, they grow or diminish in very small ways. His use of colorization for clothing and background to set the mood is very keen along with the music score in any movie he makes. He makes the audience take a look at themselves that they may have never thought of and he often posits himself in a scene or two. So if you want to think about US society and about humanity, this is the fellow.

Samudra
18 Feb 07,, 12:26
Just watched 50 First Dates with the wife (her film!) - film ok but soundtrack great reggae music.

Hey, thats a cool movie... Maybe you should see 'A walk to remember' movie too.

Swift Sword
18 Feb 07,, 13:34
Hi Guys,

There are some pretty good movies mentioned here.

I have not been to the theater in years but watch a lot of movies just the same.

Over the years I have taken in a bunch of action and sci fi films so my list is weighted a little in that direction.

Just watched the "Seven Samurai" again a few days ago. Classic in every sense of the word.

Some of my favorite movies would include:

"The Proffessionals" (Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Jack Palance, ***** Strode, Robert Ryan...who could argue with a cast like that replete with Lewis guns and Winchester 97s :) )

"The Wild Bunch" is a classic action staple.

In science fiction, I like "Outland" and "Alien" a whole bunch. I must confess that I never really tire of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn".

Older sci fi flicks have much merit, too. "Forbidden Planet" is a brilliant work at very many levels. On a related note, though not nearly as brilliant as "Forbidden Planet", "Quartermass and the Pit" (aka "Five Million Years to Earth") is about as Jungian as "Forbidden Planet" is Freudian.

War movies: too many to think of but good ones OTTOMH: "The Enemy Below", "Go Tell the Spartans", "Men in War", "Glory", "The Rough Riders", "Flight of the Intruder", "The Light Horsemen" and "Black Hawk Down" all spring to mind as good ones.

Clint Eastwood: "Dirty Harry", "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "White Hunter, Black Heart" come to mind. "Unforgiven" is great as well.

Speaking of "White Hunter, Black Heart", "The African Queen" is a damn fine movie.

Speaking of Bogart, cliche as it is, "Casablanca" is rightly called a classic.

John Wayne: "The Shootist", "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "Mc Q" (some good action sequences; that car chase and shootout on the beach, for instance).

Sean Connery: "The Wind and The Lion", "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love" and one of the best of the best "The Man Who Would Be King" with Michael Caine.

Memorable line: Sgt. Carnahan: "The problem here is how to divide five Afghans from three mules with two Englishmen left over". :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Just took in Sergei Eisenstein's "Strike" the other day (excellent caricatures in this movie). Am a big fan of his work since the mid 1980s and have been watching my collection again as part of INFOWAR/PSYOPS study. Rewatched "October" and "The Battleship Potemkin" last month.

A new hobby is downloading public domain industrial animation propaganda films. John Singleton's stuff is impressive, informative and entertaining. "Destination Mars" is hilarious and "A is For Atom" is probably the best introduction to nuclear physics I have ever seen (slightly dated but still much merit).

There are many, many more movies I have seen that have been excellent but that is a start, anyway.

Regards,

William

neyzen
18 Feb 07,, 18:47
English

Snatch
Lock Stock And 2 Smoking Barrels
The Big Lebowski
Arizona Dream
Quentin Tarantino movies
David Fincher movies (only for one time)

Non-English

Gadjo Dilo
Dom za vesanje/Time of the Gypsies (the scene where Pervan is drunk and sing the song... I start drinking when ever I watch that scene)
Crna macka, beli macor/Black cat, white cat

Callmecur
19 Feb 07,, 09:08
Spike Lee is a young film writer/director/producer who focuses his ambitions and talents on some pretty touchy subjects, the main one being racial/social attitudes and tensions in the US. I have to admit that I do not realize what he is trying to say in just one watching, he crams so much stuff into his films that while one is trying to get an arm around the dialogue, the sets are ever changing to reflect the mood but in a subtle manner. Pretty heavy stuff, but I never tire of his manipulation of the audience or his message. One has to be very astute as his films have sets that change very subtly, they grow or diminish in very small ways. His use of colorization for clothing and background to set the mood is very keen along with the music score in any movie he makes. He makes the audience take a look at themselves that they may have never thought of and he often posits himself in a scene or two. So if you want to think about US society and about humanity, this is the fellow.
Thank you Debbie, will watch out for the name.

Callmecur
19 Feb 07,, 09:09
Hey, thats a cool movie... Maybe you should see 'A walk to remember' movie too.

Thanks Samudra, what is the background to the movie?

THL
19 Feb 07,, 21:29
I've seen Cinderella III about forty times in the last week. I do not recommend this movie. I repeat....steer clear of this movie!!

Samudra
20 Feb 07,, 03:01
Thanks Samudra, what is the background to the movie?

A guy falls in love with a girl, his classmate at high school. And the girl falls in love with the guy. :rolleyes:

Callmecur
20 Feb 07,, 08:51
A guy falls in love with a girl, his classmate at high school. And the girl falls in love with the guy. :rolleyes:
Sounds like a Bollywood classic;)

standoh
20 Feb 07,, 17:35
just watched a British flick called "two men went to war" I think. Weirdly funny's how I found it

jame$thegreat
21 Feb 07,, 00:14
Personally I choose not to make a trip all the way to the movies just to pay $10 to see the movie once and be thirsty becuase a drink costs an additional $5. However I do very much enjoy watching movies on HBO. I am known for changing the channel however when I know how its going to end, unless of course I feel there may be a twist or something worth seeing. Name a genre/sub-genre and I can point out a good movie about it.

**your results may vary**
:biggrin:

Semper Fi
21 Feb 07,, 02:18
Repo Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRKUpjqdL5o) :cool:

speedlover1994
22 Feb 07,, 00:35
Inside Man, it's a pretty good movie

James: What's a good heist flick?

Semper, I take Latin, but I confess I forget/don't know what fi is. Do you mind shedding some light? Thanks

-speedlover

jame$thegreat
22 Feb 07,, 00:59
James: What's a good heist flick?



-speedlover

I believe it was called "steal" it was a GREAT movie, check it out. I saw it on AMC but you may find it on HBO one day. Either that or "steel" eitherway, great movie.

Semper Fi
22 Feb 07,, 05:33
Inside Man, it's a pretty good movie

James: What's a good heist flick?

Semper, I take Latin, but I confess I forget/don't know what fi is. Do you mind shedding some light? Thanks

-speedlover

It's just short for Fidelis (Marine Corps motto), and no I am not a Marine...I just have alot of respect for what they do.

speedlover1994
22 Feb 07,, 23:01
Ahhhh, thank you

James- Thanks for the recomendation

jame$thegreat
22 Feb 07,, 23:32
Ahhhh, thank you

James- Thanks for the recomendation

No problem, its a great movie. You will know its the right movie if in the first scene they are robbing a bank and get away on rollerblades.

speedlover1994
23 Feb 07,, 03:32
Ok thanks, hopefully it's on BitTorrent or something, I mean...

RedArmySurplus
24 Feb 07,, 14:44
i just saw apocalypto, crank and revolver all of which, especially crank and revolver are damn good.:biggrin:

Eva
24 Feb 07,, 22:43
All time favorite 2046 from Wong Kar Wei.... Beautiful and impressive shots, not to mention the music....

Also Spring, summer, fall, winter and spring again (Korean)

Of course La Vita e Bella (the Italian version of Life is Beautiful!)

Gladiator

The Last Samurai

Hero

House of the Flying Daggers

jame$thegreat
24 Feb 07,, 22:57
crank

I wanted to see that really bad. Its good to hear that it was good, perhaps it will be on HBO soon.

Master Chief
25 Feb 07,, 18:11
My, top twenty


Sho'gun
Last Samurai
The new Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Land of the Dead
Day of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
All of the Hellraisers
All of the Resident Evils
Night of the Living Dead
K-19
Hunt for Red October
Sum of All Fears
Godfather's
Garhead
Kill Bill 1-2
The Day After
28 Day Later
Eurotrip

I am a big horor nut. And I know there only 19 movies.

dave lukins
25 Feb 07,, 18:17
My, top twenty


Sho'gun
Last Samurai
The new Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Land of the Dead
Day of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
All of the Hellraisers
All of the Resident Evils
Night of the Living Dead
K-19
Hunt for Red October
Sum of All Fears
Godfather's
Garhead
Kill Bill 1-2
The Day After
28 Day Later
Eurotrip

I am a big horor nut. And I know there only 19 movies.

Where is Bambi amongst the list?:biggrin:

crooks
25 Feb 07,, 22:12
Best film ever made in the history of film-making - ZULU - have watched it time and time again and never tire of seeing it.

I love Zulu!

Much more recently, I loved "The Departed" by Martin Scorcese (or however you spell it).

Callmecur
26 Feb 07,, 09:04
I love Zulu!

Much more recently, I loved "The Departed" by Martin Scorcese (or however you spell it).
Watched a Martin Scorcese film last night - Casino - with Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone - violent but very watchable.

crooks
28 Feb 07,, 18:46
Watched a Martin Scorcese film last night - Casino - with Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone - violent but very watchable.

Oh ya, I've seen pretty much all his films, and Casino was ok.

"Ace" was a great charachter.

saambaarblast
02 Mar 07,, 17:08
One of my all time favorites:


click (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-hPOU5V5ac)

jame$thegreat
03 Mar 07,, 02:18
Just got back from that new flick 23. I knew it looked really cool at first and didnt know what to expect. :eek: Great movie!! I would definitly include it in my top 15 movies. To anyone who was on the fence about seeing it or like movies about paranoia check it out for sure. Don't want to ruin it but I will tell you this the ending will get you, even I didnt forsee it.

BudW
04 Mar 07,, 07:45
Band of brothers
Sin City
Tombstone
We were soldiers

Few i have seen and liked

ExNavyAmerican
04 Mar 07,, 12:54
Signs :eek:
Traffic :mad:
Lifeboat :frown:
Das Boot :confused:
Enemy at the Gates ;)
Duell :cool:
And for a laugh-
Top Secret :biggrin:

All very good movies

brak
06 Mar 07,, 20:48
A very good S.Korean movie in my opinion.

brak
06 Mar 07,, 21:32
The French " Top Gun". :biggrin:

omon
06 Mar 07,, 22:47
witch of the pasific ocean, about secret german uboat in japan, human radar,

brak
06 Mar 07,, 23:10
Another good movie. The movie is loosely inspired by the novel The Roadside Picnic by Strugatsky brothers. If you liked the novel you will certainly love the movie :)

BD1
07 Mar 07,, 21:44
the place where the movie was filmed, 4km.-s from here , is unfortunately been built up - ironically it is cinema multiplex , called ´´Coca-Cola Plaza´´:mad:

brak
07 Mar 07,, 22:37
Are you talking about "Stalker" Braindead?

BD1
07 Mar 07,, 23:08
Yes . parts of the Zone were filmed in Tallinn, Est.

brak
08 Mar 07,, 00:35
ah..interesting, I didn't know about that. Thanks for the info braindead.

brak
29 Apr 07,, 10:46
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Les_Chevaliers_du_ciel_poster.jpg

entropy
29 Apr 07,, 11:18
Strugatski brothers' books are a must to read.

Southie
29 Apr 07,, 11:41
The Departed and Usual Suspects. Both very good movies. From what I heard, The Departed is loosly based on Whitey Bulgar, a crime boss, who had his hang out in a bar around the corner from where my husband's Uncle lives in South Boston.

Dr Fu Manchu
29 Apr 07,, 14:47
The Departed and Usual Suspects. Both very good movies. From what I heard, The Departed is loosly based on Whitey Bulgar, a crime boss, who had his hang out in a bar around the corner from where my husband's Uncle lives in South Boston.

Departed is a poor copy of "Infernal Affairs", a rather well made Hong Kong movie. For a change, even the dubbed version was good. As was the original Chinese version. Unlike in Hong Kong version, there are no shades of grey in "The Departed".

sappersgt
29 Apr 07,, 19:23
Saw "Next" with Nicolas Cage yesterday. He can see into the future but only two minutes. Not very practical except for playing cards! In one chase scene he "sees" ahead that his car will get clipped by a train, so he speeds up from 90 MPH to 105 and the train just misses by inches....

Go see it, a good afternoons entertainment!

FibrillatorD
30 Apr 07,, 00:10
Maybe Next is alright. I haven't seen a Cage movie I liked since Raising Arizona.

sappersgt
30 Apr 07,, 00:16
Maybe Next is alright. I haven't seen a Cage movie I liked since Raising Arizona.

I actually liked "Lord of War" but then some of it came close to home. Some movies are hard to buy in their entirety but there may be something or scene in each you can take home (or just laugh your ass off).:biggrin:

Lunatock
30 Apr 07,, 02:19
The extended version of Sin City and Grindhouse are my two current favorites.

brak
03 May 07,, 10:05
Strugatski brothers' books are a must to read.

word.

Solaris, another of Tartovsky's masterpieces.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/Solyaris_ussr_poster.jpg

Albany Rifles
03 May 07,, 18:11
Okay, here goes

Comedy

Caddyshack
Slapshot
Happy Gilmore
A Shot in the Dark (“You killed him in a Rit of Fealous Jage!!!”) & Pink Panther (the original)
Airplane
Animal House
Blazing Saddles
Doctor Strangelove
Dumb & Dumber
Hot Shots!
Murder By Death
Holy Grail
Princess Bride
The Producers (the original)
The Bird Cage
Support Your Local Sheriff & Support Your Local Gunfighter
10
This Is Spinal Tap
Young Frankenstein
Bananas
Love & Death
Stripes
What Did You Do In The War Daddy?
Babe (what can I say, we have a Border Collie!)

Military

Saving Private Ryan
The Lighthorse Men
Breaker Morant
The Great Escape
Zulu
Zulu Dawn
Bridge Over The River Kwai
A Bridge Too Far
Go Tell The Spartans
Gettysburg
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Rio Bravo
Fort Apache
The Horsesoldiers
Gunga Din
The Four Feathers
Kellys Heroes
Battle of Britain
Blackhawk Down
Paths of Glory
Galipoli
Full Metal Jacket
Dawn Patrol
The African Queen
Sergeant York
El Cid
The Sand Pebbles
Where Eagles Dare
Heroes of Telemark
The Guns of Navarone
30 Seconds Over Tokyo
The Big Red One
Battleground
The Story of GI Joe
Porkchop Hill
The Bridges of Toko-Ri
Northwest Passage
The Last of the Mohicans
Lawrence of Arabia
The Wind & the Lion
Patton
The Man Who Would Be King
Twelve O’Clock High
Das Boot
Cross of Iron
We Were Soldiers Once
Stalag 17
The Blue Max
The Train
Mister Roberts
The Victors
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Fighting Sullivans
Hamburger Hill
Waterloo
Anzacs
Damn The Defiant
The Dirty Dozen
55 Days at Peking
Glory
Strategic Air Command
In Which We Serve
Battle of Angiers
Major Dundee
Master & Commander
The Enemy Below
The Bedford Incident
March or Die
Catch 22
PT 109
The Green Berets
Play Dirty
In Harm’s Way
Von Ryan’s Express
Sink the Bismark
633 Squadron
The Dam Busters
Mrs Miniver
They Were Expendable
Sahara
Go For Broke!
Run Silent, Run Deep
King Rat

Sports

The Natural
Field of Dreams
Miracle
Bang the Drum Slowly
Bull Durham
The Rookie
Rudy (even though I hate Notre Dame)
Raging Bull
Rocky
Hoosiers
Slap Shot
Breaking Away
The Bad News Bears
Chariots of Fire
Eight Men Out
Tin Cup
A League of Their Own
Major League
Heaven Can Wait
Downhill Racer
The Longest Yard (the first one)
North Dallas Forty
Mystery, Alaska
Jerry Maguire
The Waterboy (guilty pleasure)
The Replacements
Remember the Titans (I have a coworker who was on that team)


Sci Fi

Rollerball
Star Wars
Alien
Aliens (they weren’t kidding when they added the plural)
2001
The Andromeda Strain
Marooned
A Boy and His Dog
Close Encounters
Mad Max
Road Warrior
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Omen
Alien Nation
Escape From New York
The Thing (both the original and the remake)
Blade Runner
Outland
Dune
The Abyss
Coneheads (guilty pleasure)
Stargate
Independence Day
Mars Attacks
12 Monkeys
Men in Black
The Matrix
Mission to Mars
Signs
Terminator 1 & 2
The Time Machine

Southie
03 May 07,, 19:06
Good Will Hunting. Another good movie in my opinion.

Albany Rifles
03 May 07,, 19:20
Yah like apples?

BAM

How da ya like them apples!

FibrillatorD
03 May 07,, 20:02
You forgot Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964, Nicolas Webster)

Albany Rifles
03 May 07,, 20:04
You forgot Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964, Nicolas Webster)

I didn't forget it...I just don't like to watch mvies about things I don't believe in...like Martians. :tongue:

Southie
04 May 07,, 16:56
I didn't forget it...I just don't like to watch mvies about things I don't believe in...like Martians. :tongue:

But yet you listed Mars Attacks!!!??

Albany Rifles
04 May 07,, 16:58
a passing reference to Santa Claus.

Southie
04 May 07,, 17:39
That was called sarcasm
a passing reference to Santa Claus.

I know sarcasm...just didn't catch it! :redface: having a rough day!

jame$thegreat
05 May 07,, 22:17
You forgot Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964, Nicolas Webster)

I have that on DVD. :biggrin:

JAD_333
06 May 07,, 00:07
My two cents.

Steve McQueen in Tom Horn, one of his last movies. A masterpiece of western realism from sets to manner of speaking.

Gary Cooper in High Noon, supurb directing, acting and story

Master and Commander Not as faithful to the original characters and story as it could have been, but incredibly authentic detail of ships and shipboard life; terrific music and battle scenes.

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the Quiet Man ; entertaining from start to finish

Alfred Hitchcock's, original Psycho (I still get the creeps watching the shower scene)

Gods & Generals/Gettysburg, Martin Sheen as Lee; comprehensive, good performances (Also the full version of Blue and Grey with Gregory Peck doing a good Lincoln.)

There are too many...

JAD_333
06 May 07,, 00:11
Yah !


Albany, where's Prince George? It's not up my way.

Archer
06 May 07,, 00:17
Just watched 300....the most cheesy, faux-martial, corny, lousy movie ever..
F*** it, it was atrocious.

sappersgt
26 May 07,, 18:23
I checked todays movies selections and you've got a choice of either Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean or Spiderman each playing on mulltiple screens. I've already seen Spiderman. :frown:

Shamus
26 May 07,, 19:52
I checked todays movies selections and you've got a choice of either Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean or Spiderman each playing on mulltiple screens. I've already seen Spiderman. :frown:We went and saw Spiderman last weekend Sarge.My ten year old son,who is a Spiderman fanatic,and I both agree,too much kissin' and too muh cryin'.Kind of like,Days of our Lives meets Marvel.:rolleyes: :biggrin:

Stan187
26 May 07,, 19:57
Just watched 300....the most cheesy, faux-martial, corny, lousy movie ever..
F*** it, it was atrocious.

Amen!

I do wonder what everyone thought of Spiderman though?

Shamus
26 May 07,, 20:12
Amen!

I do wonder what everyone thought of Spiderman though?Stan,great action sequeces,as my son says"Too much crying,too much kissing":biggrin: too many plot twists,and way too long(2.5hrs).First movie in a long time that I felt ok about taking a bathroom break knowing I wasn't going to really miss anything.For me the telling sign was my son said he doesn't want to get it when it comes out on DVD.:eek:

Debbie
27 May 07,, 16:04
I checked todays movies selections and you've got a choice of either Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean or Spiderman each playing on mulltiple screens. I've already seen Spiderman. :frown:

Apparently a countrywide phenomenon. :mad:

leib10
27 May 07,, 16:21
I checked todays movies selections and you've got a choice of either Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean or Spiderman each playing on mulltiple screens. I've already seen Spiderman. :frown:

It seems that all three of those have declined in quality. :frown:

Albany Rifles
27 May 07,, 17:13
Albany, where's Prince George? It's not up my way.

It is east and south east of Petersburg

Borders on FT Lee (where I work)

Prince George, VA 23875 - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Prince+George,+VA+23875&ie=UTF8&z=12&iwloc=addr&om=1)

Albany Rifles
27 May 07,, 17:15
Nice Yellow Lab!!!

What's his/her name?

Ours is named Mac....my best buddy, loves riding around in the truck with the windows down.

Gun Grape
27 May 07,, 18:28
Okay, here goes


Go Tell The Spartans

Damn, I thought I was the only person that had seen and liked that movie.

Has anyone else seen "84 Charlie Mopic"? Another of my favorites.

AR, have you heard from ChdNorm lately?

glyn
27 May 07,, 20:15
Does anyone remember 'The Bofors Gun'? It was about a British Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment in Germany in the 1950s. Nearly all the cast later became famous, and I found it to be entirely realistic. However, a (fairly modern) book on films had nothing good to say about it. The strange thing is, when I mention it to people they invariably claim they had not seen it - and very few seem to have heard of it!

sappersgt
27 May 07,, 20:20
Does anyone remember 'The Bofors Gun'? It was about a British Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment in Germany in the 1950s. Nearly all the cast later became famous, and I found it to be entirely realistic. However, a (fairly modern) book on films had nothing good to say about it. The strange thing is, when I mention it to people they invariably claim they had not seen it - and very few seem to have heard of it!


It seems to have gotten good reviews.:)

The Bofors Gun (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062746/)

Stan187
27 May 07,, 20:42
Stan,great action sequeces,as my son says"Too much crying,too much kissing":biggrin: too many plot twists,and way too long(2.5hrs).First movie in a long time that I felt ok about taking a bathroom break knowing I wasn't going to really miss anything.For me the telling sign was my son said he doesn't want to get it when it comes out on DVD.:eek:

Good looking out buddy. You just saved me some money... and more importantly valuable time.:biggrin:

jame$thegreat
27 May 07,, 22:47
Requiem for a Dream- weird movie, decent but had a few problems with it. When the characters take heroin you see their pupils dilate rather than shrink as they should.

28 Weeks Later- great movie, made me jump like few movies could. Nearly (literally) scared the piss outta me in the theatres. A great sequal to the equally great 28 Days Later (this time with an actual budget). A must see for zombie/horror fans.

yoda9999
28 May 07,, 01:07
Yeah, 28 Weeks Later was real intense. I had to eat a steak afterwards. That movie made me hungry :biggrin:

glyn
28 May 07,, 09:54
It seems to have gotten good reviews.:)

The Bofors Gun (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062746/)

Amazing! The 'experts' who compiled the book I saw were dead against it.:confused:

Albany Rifles
29 May 07,, 14:18
Damn, I thought I was the only person that had seen and liked that movie.

Has anyone else seen "84 Charlie Mopic"? Another of my favorites.

AR, have you heard from ChdNorm lately?


No I haven't...maybe he lost his password again!!
:biggrin:

RedArmySurplus
29 May 07,, 14:44
night watch

avalon

^anyone seen those?

also just saw some tarantino - - pulp fiction and resevoir dogs, both were damn good.

about 20 mins into fear and loathing in las vegas, probobly take me a while to finish it though as im in the middle of exams:frown:

the sig is from pulp fiction:)

Bob Jones
29 May 07,, 16:36
Red can`t agree with you on Tarantino, all his films are rubbish,

Glyn, as for The Bofors Gun, have`nt seen that for a long time, pity they don`t re run it on Film 4, as often as some of the rubbish that has been on there of late, one of the more memorable films that sticks in my mind, is something I saw at the SKC in Herford 76/77, a western called, The Culpepper Cattle Company, no big names in it as I recall, but very good

glyn
29 May 07,, 17:53
Red can`t agree with you on Tarantino, all his films are rubbish,

Don't pull your punches Bob. Speak your mind!:biggrin:

Glyn, as for The Bofors Gun, have`nt seen that for a long time, pity they don`t re run it on Film 4, as often as some of the rubbish that has been on there of late, one of the more memorable films that sticks in my mind, is something I saw at the SKC in Herford 76/77, a western called, The Culpepper Cattle Company, no big names in it as I recall, but very good

Ah, the dear old Services Kinematic Corporation (and to think we laugh at American names:eek: ) I agree with you on most of the films aired on television. There is an awful lot of dross for every half-decent one.:mad:

leib10
29 May 07,, 23:39
Red can`t agree with you on Tarantino, all his films are rubbish,

Heresy! Heresy! :mad: :biggrin:

jame$thegreat
30 May 07,, 21:52
Red can`t agree with you on Tarantino, all his films are rubbish

I cant say that I can agree with you word for word, but I generally dont like his movies. Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2 were pretty bad and Grindhouse was mediocre (for a non-Tarantino fan). Pulp Fiction was great, his only good work.

Bob Jones
01 Jun 07,, 15:14
What about the one, cant` recall the title, with Clooney in it where they end up in a bar full of the undead, what a load of tripe, tripe is a bad thing by the way, and does this mean I am a Hairytic?

Big K
01 Jun 07,, 15:28
last night i saw "Pirates of Caribbean - a worlds end". it was brilliant. the very tiny details in it but quite significant.

it was funny. it you didnt see it. go and get a couple of nice hours.

Southie
01 Jun 07,, 15:29
I'm going to see Pirates of the Caribbean next weekend with my daughter and bluesmans daughter. They both loved the movie (Johnny Depp?) but I would like to get an adult's opinion.

Big K
01 Jun 07,, 15:51
I'm going to see Pirates of the Caribbean next weekend with my daughter and bluesmans daughter. They both loved the movie (Johnny Depp?) but I would like to get an adult's opinion.


Big K = 30 years old - Turkey
if you like Pirate movies + Lord of the Rings = you'll surely love it. :)

Southie
01 Jun 07,, 16:30
Big K = 30 years old - Turkey
if you like Pirate movies + Lord of the Rings = you'll surely love it. :)

Appreciate it. Anybody else seen it? Mr Southie refuses to see it because he's read mixed reviews about it, so I'm curious what others thought of it. I don't always believe what I read in reviews!

glyn
01 Jun 07,, 17:50
What about the one, cant` recall the title, with Clooney in it where they end up in a bar full of the undead, what a load of tripe, tripe is a bad thing by the way, and does this mean I am a Hairytic?

Positively hirsute!:biggrin:

entropy
01 Jun 07,, 19:09
What about the one, cant` recall the title, with Clooney in it where they end up in a bar full of the undead, what a load of tripe, tripe is a bad thing by the way, and does this mean I am a Hairytic?

From Dusk Till Dawn.

It's a good movie until the vampires arrive.

jame$thegreat
01 Jun 07,, 22:25
Appreciate it. Anybody else seen it? Mr Southie refuses to see it because he's read mixed reviews about it, so I'm curious what others thought of it. I don't always believe what I read in reviews!

It was good, I liked it. It was more like the second one than the first and was certainly a bit more eccentric than the second. If you liked the second one then deffinitly go see this one, I would reccomend it.

sappersgt
11 Jun 07,, 04:34
OK, so where can I get a Gilroy?;)

sappersgt
30 Jun 07,, 22:49
In the movie Live Free or Die Hard one of the protagonists has to convince Onstar to start the car remotely. He gives the operator the name of the car owner, that same name shows up in the credits as an assistant for the second unit. I guess that's one way of getting your name in the movies!:cool: :biggrin:

sappersgt
05 Aug 07,, 22:15
I try to balance my movie viewing. Last week I saw "Evening", well done if a bit depressing subject matter, followed by of course, "Sunshine" which is a wait till it comes out on TV movie.

This week was "The Bourne Ultimatum", followed by "The Simpsons". Both entertaining as long as you're not looking for moral redeeming value. If you stay for the credits you'll hear Maggies first spoken word...:biggrin:

Southie
06 Aug 07,, 00:23
Saw "Hairspray" last night! Hilarious! I laughed so hard I actually snorted! :eek: :biggrin: Ashley said it was a polite snort not an obnoxious one. :tongue:

Shamus
06 Aug 07,, 01:14
The whole family went to see "Transformers",cool special effects and more military hardware than you can shake a stick at.Benevolent robots,evil robots,little bit of romance(very little),the fate of humanity hanging in the balance and enough gunfire and explosions to satisfy even me.Pretty good soundtrack also.Four thumbs up,two very enthusiatically(my son and I):biggrin: .

dave lukins
06 Aug 07,, 09:52
The whole family went to see "Transformers"Four thumbs up,two very enthusiatically(my son and I):biggrin: .

What !!no Popcorn Don:) Sounds more like a Second Childhood to me;)

Shamus
06 Aug 07,, 13:09
What !!no Popcorn Don:) Sounds more like a Second Childhood to me;)Never ended the first one Dave;) :biggrin:

brak
26 Sep 07,, 12:39
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5668/oldboyposterbigrb9.jpg

5 stars.

Big K
26 Sep 07,, 13:01
The Last Legion

http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/thelastregion.gif

MarquezRazor
27 Sep 07,, 18:41
Watched Bourne Ultimatum today.Its superb and better than the previous two movies of the series.James Bond movies comes nowhere close to this.The action as always was excellent.But this was the last one.:frown:

mike nickeas
27 Sep 07,, 19:07
Deepthroat!

mike nickeas
27 Sep 07,, 19:11
Only kidding:

Bad day at black rock,
It's a wonderful life,
Life of Brian,
Oh brother where art thou,
Aliens,
Band of brothers (technically not a movie, but watching each episode back 2 back),
The thing,
Trainspotting,
The longest day,

THL
28 Sep 07,, 01:57
I watched Darwin Awards last night...a stupid funny movie. Not something I would normally have liked, but it was funny as hell (however funny hell is).

Canmoore
28 Sep 07,, 02:31
Last King of Scotland, and Letters from Iwo Jima. My two favorite movies by far of 2007.