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Mimi
07-10-2012, 08:27 AM
The Girl With the Dragon Tatto. Well I missed a little at the beginning of it. And it wasn't about what I thought it was going to be about!

have not watched any movie for 4 months due to bad mood/health but i had watched this movie, and I like it. I always like detetctive kind of movies :cool:

ps the last part about "money-withdrawl" a bit too long though

Mae
07-10-2012, 09:23 AM
have not watched any movie for 4 months due to bad mood/health but i had watched this movie, and I like it. I always like detetctive kind of movies :cool:

ps the last part about "money-withdrawl" a bit too long though

Oh Mimi I wish you could give me a very hard slap! I have always thought of myself as someone who doesn't fall into stereotypes. But I'm so sorry to say I did with this one :o :facepalm: I saw the word "dragon tatto" and what did I think of --yes--Asia! Oh I felt so awful when I found out where the movie took place :o :banghead: :smash:

And you are right the money-withdrawl was too long. I thought the end of the movie was so sad! That poor woman was used by everybody :sad:

Mimi
07-10-2012, 10:06 AM
Oh Mimi I wish you could give me a very hard slap! I have always thought of myself as someone who doesn't fall into stereotypes. But I'm so sorry to say I did with this one :o :facepalm: I saw the word "dragon tatto" and what did I think of --yes--Asia! Oh I felt so awful when I found out where the movie took place :o :banghead: :smash:

And you are right the money-withdrawl was too long. I thought the end of the movie was so sad! That poor woman was used by everybody :sad:

sad? ::scratch:? Wow, my dear friend, you are even more sentimental than me, your heart is even more fragile than me. :hug: The end is not that sad for mel. After all, the woman should not expect a "real love" from the main actor as they were just enaging in causal sexual relationship and they did not know each other for long, so how painful would that be?? Also, didn't she get the monies? So she is not poor at all, she can find whatever man he likes with the monies :p

Mae
07-10-2012, 12:31 PM
sad? ::scratch:? Wow, my dear friend, you are even more sentimental than me, your heart is even more fragile than me. :hug: The end is not that sad for mel. After all, the woman should not expect a "real love" from the main actor as they were just enaging in causal sexual relationship and they did not know each other for long, so how painful would that be?? Also, didn't she get the monies? So she is not poor at all, she can find whatever man he likes with the monies :p

I don't think it was causal sex for her with the main actor. It may have started out that way, but I think she really fell in love with him. Sure she knew he was married, but when people get into a relationship like that they are always more than willing to think that the marriage won't last. And yes I'm very sentimental. That one wasn't sad enough to get me to cry, but I have cried over movies many times!

EnriqueIG8
07-10-2012, 03:51 PM
The Amazing Spider-Man. SO much better than the Tobey Maguire franchise and the casting is fantastic. Andrew Garfield is so cute. :hearts: And Sally Field. :hearts: 10/10.

Agree, except the Andrew Garfield thing.


I think I read that he and Emma Stone are a couple now. There also are going to be 2 sequals, so I've read.

Mimi
07-11-2012, 08:36 AM
I don't think it was causal sex for her with the main actor. It may have started out that way, but I think she really fell in love with him. Sure she knew he was married, but when people get into a relationship like that they are always more than willing to think that the marriage won't last. And yes I'm very sentimental. That one wasn't sad enough to get me to cry, but I have cried over movies many times!

Well, its pretty obvious for me that the man has never loved that girl, so that girl should have noticed :scratch:? He did not use her in my opinion, he hired her to help him, she did save his life though :shrug: I also cried over many movies but this one was not one of them :p

Mae
07-11-2012, 10:11 AM
Well, its pretty obvious for me that the man has never loved that girl, so that girl should have noticed :scratch:? He did not use her in my opinion, he hired her to help him, she did save his life though :shrug: I also cried over many movies but this one was not one of them :p

Think about it Mimi. He was really the only person who had treated her well; they did have sex together, and she did safe his life so it may have been pretty obvious to you that the man had never loved that girl, but I don't think it was obvious to her at all! I mean people can get taken in by other people. Look at me I got taken in by the movie title :o :facepalm: :banghead: :smash: That still makes me feel so bad :o

Mimi
07-11-2012, 10:36 AM
Think about it Mimi. He was really the only person who had treated her well; they did have sex together, and she did safe his life so it may have been pretty obvious to you that the man had never loved that girl, but I don't think it was obvious to her at all! I mean people can get taken in by other people. Look at me I got taken in by the movie title :o :facepalm: :banghead: :smash: That still makes me feel so bad :o

you have a point but since I have one thing in common with that girl (or may be she is not?): inferiority complex, i won't dare to think that this man, who has a high education and professional would fall in love with me: a girl who has huge problem, cyclical and so "unique" :shrug:

Mae
07-11-2012, 12:18 PM
Mimi you also have a point so that makes us 1 all in the point department :lol: But I never thought of you as having an inferiority complex--low expectations especially about Rafa, but not really an inferiority complex :eek: And I think we have highjacked this thread :o

Mimi
07-12-2012, 01:26 AM
Mimi you also have a point so that makes us 1 all in the point department :lol: But I never thought of you as having an inferiority complex--low expectations especially about Rafa, but not really an inferiority complex :eek: And I think we have highjacked this thread :o

yes, so we better leave this discussion behind now :p

Mae
07-12-2012, 11:42 AM
You are right :wavey:

tripwires
07-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Agree, except the Andrew Garfield thing.


I think I read that he and Emma Stone are a couple now. There also are going to be 2 sequals, so I've read.

Yeah he and Emma Stone are dating. Their chemistry in the movie was off the charts so that makes sense. :hearts:

Just re-watched The Dark Knight in preparation for the release of The Dark Knight Rises (omg :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:). Words can't do justice to what a stunning, brilliant, intelligent cinematic masterpiece this film is. It's a tale of enduring morality amidst the complete absence of it and a thoughtful meditation on the nature of good and evil. Although the Joker got all the attention when the film was released, upon re-watching, it's striking how well Nolan handled the Harvey Dent story - the story of the downfall of a tragic hero. It's almost comparable to his humanisation of the Bruce Wayne/Batman character in Batman Begins, which is the reason I love it so.

Christopher Nolan. :bowdown: Really hope TDKR doesn't disappoint.

Ben.
07-15-2012, 11:47 AM
Yeah he and Emma Stone are dating. Their chemistry in the movie was off the charts so that makes sense. :hearts:

Just re-watched The Dark Knight in preparation for the release of The Dark Knight Rises (omg :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:). Words can't do justice to what a stunning, brilliant, intelligent cinematic masterpiece this film is. It's a tale of enduring morality amidst the complete absence of it and a thoughtful meditation on the nature of good and evil. Although the Joker got all the attention when the film was released, upon re-watching, it's striking how well Nolan handled the Harvey Dent story - the story of the downfall of a tragic hero. It's almost comparable to his humanisation of the Bruce Wayne/Batman character in Batman Begins, which is the reason I love it so.

Christopher Nolan. :bowdown: Really hope TDKR doesn't disappoint.

I thought it was a contrived, convoluted, self important bore. I preferred Begins, much more fun. Ledger was the only good thing about it for me.

tennizen
07-15-2012, 12:49 PM
Ip Man (didn't like it except for the martial arts)

Four Lions (Fantastic movie)

leng jai
07-15-2012, 01:10 PM
I thought it was a contrived, convoluted, self important bore. I preferred Begins, much more fun. Ledger was the only good thing about it for me.

Contrived as fuck. Lost was more realistic than this (well not really but you get my drift). The whole plot was just an excuse to string a whole lot of ridiculous scenes together. Batman Begins far more grounded, and a much better movie for it.

leng jai
07-15-2012, 01:14 PM
Watched Ted recently. Juvenile as hell just the way I like it. Mila Kunis :hearts: The movie was racist as well but they didn't just pick on Asians so it's okay.

tripwires
07-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Contrived as fuck. Lost was more realistic than this (well not really but you get my drift). The whole plot was just an excuse to string a whole lot of ridiculous scenes together. Batman Begins far more grounded, and a much better movie for it.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

leng jai
07-15-2012, 02:23 PM
:banana:

tripwires
07-15-2012, 03:06 PM
The only part that I found contrived and too wannabe-leftist Hollywood was when the prisoner threw the detonator out of the window.

electronicmusic
07-15-2012, 08:41 PM
Project X

Loved it.

The Prince
07-16-2012, 07:10 PM
'The Amazing Spiderman' IS so amazing. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone fit their roles beautifully.

Thanos
07-21-2012, 07:15 AM
the best exotic marigold hotel - charming, refreshing and hopeful take on ageing individuals. quite funny film and slightly racist towards hema people 8/10.

tennizen
07-21-2012, 01:36 PM
^ I got annoyed watching the trailer. Don't care about racism but it seemed over-dramatic. Don't think I'll watch.

Ben.
07-26-2012, 10:15 AM
TDKR. Another bloated and self serious exposition fest from Mr Nolan.

There was no Ledger to save him this time though.

But Marion Cotillard is always so gorgeous :inlove:

TigerTim
07-26-2012, 10:18 AM
TDKR; Convoluted ending and Bane was average, also too long
Clockwork Orange; Eye opening ;)

Ben.
07-26-2012, 10:24 AM
TDKR; Convoluted ending and Bane was average, also too long
Clockwork Orange; Eye opening ;)

Bane lacked development, even for a super villain. Honestly, I don't know if the problem is with Nolan, or with mainstream film making in 2012. But it's all tell and no show. I felt like the film never stopped to breathe, it never conveyed any passage of time, and was just scene after scene of characters telling the audience things.

tripwires
07-26-2012, 10:28 AM
TDKR: Not Long Enough. /Nolantard

Ben.
07-26-2012, 10:35 AM
TDKR: Not Long Enough. /Nolantard

I think you are right :p I would like to see what could be done with this type of film, if the plot and characters were allowed to develop in a more organic manner.

jonathancrane
07-26-2012, 10:50 AM
Vinyan
Triangle
Stake Land

All 3 nice horror movies and all different

Gagsquet
07-26-2012, 02:33 PM
21 Jump Street.

some hilarious scenes.

Chirag
07-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Nolantard like me should not be asked about DKR

tripwires
07-26-2012, 04:05 PM
I think you are right :p I would like to see what could be done with this type of film, if the plot and characters were allowed to develop in a more organic manner.

I personally think the franchise is intelligent and well-developed, so my only wish for it to be longer is due to the fact that I was so sad when it ended. :sobbing: :p

21 Jump Street.

some hilarious scenes.

Agreed.

Nolantard like me should not be asked about DKR

:haha: You and me both, Winnie. :hearts:

The Prince
07-26-2012, 08:21 PM
TDKR, pretty good, if a bit predictable at the end.

leng jai
07-26-2012, 11:29 PM
Watching TDKR tomorrow. Already know the soundtrack is subpar compared to the first two films :sobbing:

Thanos
07-29-2012, 12:22 PM
the dark knight rises - propaganda against socialism :rolleyes: 3/10.

Chirag
07-29-2012, 12:23 PM
Watching TDKR tomorrow. Already know the soundtrack is subpar compared to the first two films :sobbing:

:sobbing: :sobbing:

Thanos
08-01-2012, 12:40 PM
some kind of wonderful - john hughes forgotten masterpiece 10/10.

BigJohn
08-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

http://www.voirunfilm.com/includes/images/partenaires/jaquette/cineclic/Le+Fabuleux+Destin+d+Amelie+Poulain-4116.jpg

What a truly magical movie. Great storytelling, wonderful characters beautifully acted, stunning cinematography, perfect soundtrack. A must see, a must own.

WarriorA
08-07-2012, 01:21 AM
Elena

When your spirit horse gets hit by a train, that's when you know you're screwed :lol:

Thanos
08-17-2012, 12:48 PM
cabin in the woods - haven't laughed so much during a horror film since shaun of the dead. 10/10

tennizen
08-18-2012, 12:14 PM
cabin in the woods - haven't laughed so much during a horror film since shaun of the dead. 10/10

Wanted to watch this but couldn't find it on netflix. :(

tripwires
08-19-2012, 03:33 PM
The Dark Knight Rises for the fourth time. I haven't watched any non-Dark Knight movie since July 19.

BroTree123
08-19-2012, 03:36 PM
Not including watching Hangovers 1 & 2 again from my DVDs; Ted... anyone?

The Prince
08-19-2012, 03:38 PM
I caught Speed on the TV last friday. A bit of a ride, although the film is lacking, somewhat.

Thanos
08-20-2012, 04:38 AM
quills - kate winslet :inlove: 8/10.

tripwires
08-20-2012, 07:11 AM
quills - kate winslet :inlove: 8/10.

One of my favourites. :hearts:

jonathancrane
08-20-2012, 07:28 AM
Some old movies
The Awful truth - Great comedy with Cary Grant & Irene Dunne, they worked together on some other movies and the result was alwyas excellent.

The bitter tea of General Yen - A drama from Capra, solid and quite different from his usual movies. Impressive one.

Pirata.
08-20-2012, 08:31 AM
Hachi: A Dog's Tale

:hysteric::sobbing::hysteric::sobbing: :hysteric::sobbing::hysteric::sobbing:

EliSter
08-20-2012, 04:36 PM
Dark Knight rises.

Gillouthe best
08-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Kill Bill 2.

jonathancrane
08-22-2012, 06:32 AM
To Have and Have Not (H.Hawks)

Ben.
08-23-2012, 11:58 PM
Save the Tiger

tennizen
08-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Shaolin- started well, ended poorly.
Cabin in the Woods- refreshing and entertaining (Thanos:hatoff:)
13 Asssasins- good

jonathancrane
08-25-2012, 01:45 PM
The Big Sleep (H.Hawks)

In the Mouth of Madness (Carpenter)

Ben.
08-25-2012, 10:09 PM
Dressed to Kill

Oizo
08-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Kill The Boss :haha: Well Horrible Bosses is the original title :o

Cereal Killer
08-26-2012, 11:48 AM
Bringing Up Baby

jonathancrane
08-27-2012, 06:29 AM
Duck Soup & A Day at the Races

tripwires
08-27-2012, 07:58 AM
The Prestige - re-watched it after 5 (?) years and I thought it was better the second time, but still don't like the ending and still think it's Nolan's weakest movie by far.

BigJohn
08-27-2012, 10:05 PM
La Reine Margot.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5e/Reine_margot1.jpg/220px-Reine_margot1.jpg

:yeah:

Kezzi
08-28-2012, 09:15 AM
Comme un chef


Sent from my iPhone using VS Free

tennizen
08-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Alamar: Simple, very slow-placed, meditative film. Not for everyone but I really liked it.

https://netflix.hs.llnwd.net/e1/images/1551/1291551.jpg

jonathancrane
08-31-2012, 08:12 AM
The Maltese Falcon

Kezzi
08-31-2012, 10:27 AM
Le prénom, it was hilarious :lol:

The Prince
09-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Got my hands on 'The Hunger Games' on DVD. Just as terrific as before.

TigerTim
09-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Gran Torino - a masterpiece

Just watching "Senna" again, very emotional.

jonathancrane
09-07-2012, 07:51 AM
Key Largo
The Asphalt Jungle

Raferminator
09-07-2012, 08:21 AM
"The Box" (2009), which is a GREAT mind-bender movie by the same director (Richard Kelly) as "Donnie Darko" (2001) which is another excellent movie I would also recommend. I am going to watch "Southland Tales" (2006) by the same Director next despite the mixed reviews because I love both of the other films and enjoy the fact that they are challenging and confusing mixing many surreal elements into a reality based plot. I found a few websites with great esoteric analyses of "The Box" and Darkos Mythos. I highly recommend this Film to people that enjoy heady psychological thrillers with surreal plot twists such as "Shutter Island", "Triangle", "Funny Games", "Eden Lake" and "Primer". :yeah: "The Box" also reminded me a bit of "Eyes Wide Shut" in terms of exploring the esoteric Illuminati concepts.

Recommendations for other high quality Mind-Bender movies would be appreciated.

BroTree123
09-07-2012, 11:07 AM
Saw.

"I'm sick of people who don't appreciate their blessings...".

TigerTim
09-07-2012, 11:07 AM
Saw.

:facepalm: gtfo

BroTree123
09-07-2012, 11:08 AM
:facepalm: gtfo

U scared? :wavey:

TigerTim
09-07-2012, 11:10 AM
U scared? :wavey:

:lol:

Scared of the god awful movie? Yes. Don't watch the rest - they get even worse :sad:

BroTree123
09-07-2012, 11:12 AM
:lol:

Scared of the god awful movie? Yes. Don't watch the rest - they get even worse :sad:

The first one was good. 2nd one was alright I guess. Then the sequels got more corny from there :facepalm:

Mae
09-08-2012, 12:45 AM
Identity

Ben.
09-08-2012, 01:52 AM
Boyz n the Hood

Raferminator
09-08-2012, 02:24 AM
Saw.

"I'm sick of people who don't appreciate their blessings...".

I Saw that movie awhile go (pun not intended; but then again...), and I thought it was a surprisingly GREAT movie even with the hype! :yeah: I think the hype gave this movie an unfair negativity. I had to walk out on Hostel, as that was truely Stupid and disgusting. But "Saw" was actually quite brilliant and it is the characters and plot twists that absorbed me into this film. I highly recommend it too!

I thought I would hate it, but it was actually quite a mind-bender and quite fascinating in the many plot twists. Yes, I thought Saw II was also good, but not as great. I watched III and IV and then that was enough for me for watching the sequels, as I believe they started to revel in the "torture" aspects over the plot twists, although the twists were still a big part of this series. The last sequel got some decent reviews, maybe I will check that one out? :shrug:

If you liked "Saw", I would highly recommend the "Cube" trilogy. All three of these movies are very much like "Saw" and I could see how "Saw" might have been directly influenced by these movies.

Mae recommended "Identity".

I saw this one too a few years ago and I recall that it was an excellent film with many surprises and plot twists and high on intensity. It was subtle in a way the Saw and Cube movies weren't as the intensity seemed to build up instead of immediately throwing the viewer into stress. It reminded me a bit of "Vacancy" in terms of the "remote hotel" synopsis and the slower build-up. I would recommend "Vacancy" to any one who liked "Identity".

"Southland Tales" seems too intimidating right now for me as it appears to require intense viewing, so I'm going to delay watching that one for now. I downloaded a movie called Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) from 2007 as it was listed with an 87% Fresh rate on Rotten Tomatoes and was listed as being similar to "Triangle". "Identity", "Primer" and "Shutter Island". (all of these Thrillers are excellent in my opinion).

The Prince
09-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Total Recall - Garbage of the highest order. Must avoid at all costs.

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 10:30 AM
Boyz n the Hood

:lol:

you gangstez

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 10:31 AM
Total Recall - Garbage if the highest order. Must avoid at all costs.

will do! :D

Ben.
09-08-2012, 10:54 AM
"The Box" (2009), which is a GREAT mind-bender movie by the same director (Richard Kelly) as "Donnie Darko" (2001) which is another excellent movie I would also recommend. I am going to watch "Southland Tales" (2006) by the same Director next despite the mixed reviews because I love both of the other films and enjoy the fact that they are challenging and confusing mixing many surreal elements into a reality based plot. I found a few websites with great esoteric analyses of "The Box" and Darkos Mythos. I highly recommend this Film to people that enjoy heady psychological thrillers with surreal plot twists such as "Shutter Island", "Triangle", "Funny Games", "Eden Lake" and "Primer". :yeah: "The Box" also reminded me a bit of "Eyes Wide Shut" in terms of exploring the esoteric Illuminati concepts.

Recommendations for other high quality Mind-Bender movies would be appreciated.
Hmmmm I'm sure you've seen it already but Memento fits the bill, along with The Game.

Maybe 70s conspiracy films like The Parallax View or Three Days of the Condor.

Less thrillery stuff like David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Eraserhead or Inland Empire. Also 3 Women, Black Swan, Persona and Gerry. Maybe Dark City.

None of these are really like the films you mention but they are mind bending :p


:lol:

you gangstez

Life be hard in the ghetto, yo.

Ben.
09-09-2012, 01:56 AM
Say Anything

Raferminator
09-09-2012, 05:00 AM
Hmmmm I'm sure you've seen it already but Memento fits the bill, along with The Game.

Maybe 70s conspiracy films like The Parallax View or Three Days of the Condor.

Less thrillery stuff like David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Eraserhead or Inland Empire. Also 3 Women, Black Swan, Persona and Gerry. Maybe Dark City.

None of these are really like the films you mention but they are mind bending :p



Thanks for recommendations, Hat Boy! :) "The Parallax View" and "Three Days of the Condor" are two films I've never seen. I read just the beginning synopsis for both films and they seem very unique. I really enjoy watching movies that defy my expectations. I've reached a point where if I know what is going to happen in a Film because of the genre, I get bored too easily. So those two sound like great suggetions and of course they are both critically acclaimed classics ala your "Chinatown" recommendation.

Yes, I love "Dark City" too. Again, this is one of those great esoteric thrillers along the lines of "The Box" and "Eyes Wide Shut" (Kubric) that explores Illuminati esoteric themes in a brilliant manner. I really enjoy films that employ archetypes and symbolism in a well crafted way. One of my favorite films is "Blade Runner". I am going to queue up "The Parallax View" as it seems to be a perfect fit with the films I've been enjoying lately.

Speaking of "Chinatown", I watched a bizarre "acid Western" from the 60's with Jack Nicholson called "The Shooting" a month ago. Maybe I have odd tastes, but I simply LOVED this little film. :yeah: It was so strange to see a Western completely out of touch with the Classics and not similar to the Spaghetti Westerns either. It is a completely unique film, although I subsequently read that Johnny Depp's "Dead Man" from the 90's was inspired by it and I can see that connection in retrospect.

Per the David Lynch films, I am big fan of David Lynch and have seen all of his films other than Inland Empire. I actually have it downloaded, and am just waiting for the right mood to watch it. I tried watching it a long time ago, but for some reason it didn't hook me into it. Maybe it just seemed really disturbing at a time when I didn't want to feel that way? :shrug: I don't know why the other films he directed seemed so easy for me to become instantly absorbed despite their disturbing aspects yet "Inland Empire" was depressing me. I will surely try tackling it again someday.

I have browsed Forum discussion on "3 Women" and it has been on my list of Must Sees, so thanks for reminding me of that one. I LOVE "Black Swan", although it left me feeling deeply disturbed at the same time. This film really messed with my subconscious and although I felt it was wonderful for my brain to analyze and I high respect for it due to my love of cinema, it really hurt me in a way to experience it. The only other film that has had a simiar effect on me was Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 film "Possession" (not the recent film of the same name that just came out). I couldn't stop watching, but somehow felt mentally violated by both of these Masterpieces. I can handle "campy disturbing" films like "Ms. 45" pretty well, but "The Black Swan" and "Possession" are merciless in their despictions of emotional holocausts. I have this bad feeling "Martyrs" is another film that I would simultaneously love, but might regret seeing it. Maybe that is why I am having trouble watching "Inland Empire" too?

I will definitely look into Bergman's "Persona", a movie I have wanted to see for a long time, and "Gerry", which I really never heard of until you mentioned it. Thanks again!

For now I will watch "The Parallax View".

BigJohn
09-10-2012, 12:31 AM
Deathly Hallows back to back. Great stuff.

The Prince
09-10-2012, 12:35 AM
Lawless, good.

TigerTim
09-10-2012, 12:45 AM
Lawless, good.

I've heard mixed reviews, gory??

Ben.
09-10-2012, 09:04 AM
Thanks for recommendations, Hat Boy! :) "The Parallax View" and "Three Days of the Condor" are two films I've never seen. I read just the beginning synopsis for both films and they seem very unique. I really enjoy watching movies that defy my expectations. I've reached a point where if I know what is going to happen in a Film because of the genre, I get bored too easily. So those two sound like great suggetions and of course they are both critically acclaimed classics ala your "Chinatown" recommendation.

Yes, I love "Dark City" too. Again, this is one of those great esoteric thrillers along the lines of "The Box" and "Eyes Wide Shut" (Kubric) that explores Illuminati esoteric themes in a brilliant manner. I really enjoy films that employ archetypes and symbolism in a well crafted way. One of my favorite films is "Blade Runner". I am going to queue up "The Parallax View" as it seems to be a perfect fit with the films I've been enjoying lately.

Speaking of "Chinatown", I watched a bizarre "acid Western" from the 60's with Jack Nicholson called "The Shooting" a month ago. Maybe I have odd tastes, but I simply LOVED this little film. :yeah: It was so strange to see a Western completely out of touch with the Classics and not similar to the Spaghetti Westerns either. It is a completely unique film, although I subsequently read that Johnny Depp's "Dead Man" from the 90's was inspired by it and I can see that connection in retrospect.

Per the David Lynch films, I am big fan of David Lynch and have seen all of his films other than Inland Empire. I actually have it downloaded, and am just waiting for the right mood to watch it. I tried watching it a long time ago, but for some reason it didn't hook me into it. Maybe it just seemed really disturbing at a time when I didn't want to feel that way? :shrug: I don't know why the other films he directed seemed so easy for me to become instantly absorbed despite their disturbing aspects yet "Inland Empire" was depressing me. I will surely try tackling it again someday.

I have browsed Forum discussion on "3 Women" and it has been on my list of Must Sees, so thanks for reminding me of that one. I LOVE "Black Swan", although it left me feeling deeply disturbed at the same time. This film really messed with my subconscious and although I felt it was wonderful for my brain to analyze and I high respect for it due to my love of cinema, it really hurt me in a way to experience it. The only other film that has had a simiar effect on me was Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 film "Possession" (not the recent film of the same name that just came out). I couldn't stop watching, but somehow felt mentally violated by both of these Masterpieces. I can handle "campy disturbing" films like "Ms. 45" pretty well, but "The Black Swan" and "Possession" are merciless in their despictions of emotional holocausts. I have this bad feeling "Martyrs" is another film that I would simultaneously love, but might regret seeing it. Maybe that is why I am having trouble watching "Inland Empire" too?

I will definitely look into Bergman's "Persona", a movie I have wanted to see for a long time, and "Gerry", which I really never heard of until you mentioned it. Thanks again!

For now I will watch "The Parallax View".

Well, nothing will be better than my Chinatown rec, so it's all down hill now :p

I'll have a look at The Shooting, thanks. If you like acid westerns, then El Topo may be worth a look, though I haven't got around to Jodorowsky's stuff yet but his films should be up your street.

Inland Empire is certainly the most unsettling film I've ever seen. There are terrifying moments in Lost Highway, when the atmosphere becomes palpable but there are long stretches of it here. It is a long haul though, no doubt about that.

mseles1
09-11-2012, 07:58 AM
Snowtown & Devil's backbone, back to back & enjoyed both.

Ben.
09-11-2012, 10:25 AM
Lawless. Solid period crime film. Certainly worth a look.

Guy Pearce is wonderfully over the top.

Punky
09-11-2012, 01:52 PM
MI4
nice nut nothing more...

i had more Expectations

Ben.
09-14-2012, 12:37 AM
Swingers
Premium Rush
State of Grace

Mae
09-17-2012, 05:57 PM
Don't Go Into the Woods and it was totally lame!

Ben.
09-19-2012, 10:18 PM
Crimson Tide
Jagged Edge
Deep Cover

TigerTim
09-19-2012, 10:59 PM
C tide eh? Overrated IMO

JFK - fantastic :worship:

Ben.
09-19-2012, 11:07 PM
C tide eh? Overrated IMO

JFK - fantastic :worship:
But it has Hackman and Washington sharing the screen :bowdown:

Wow, I was thinking about watching JFK earlier this evening :eek:

TigerTim
09-19-2012, 11:11 PM
But it has Hackman and Washington sharing the screen :bowdown:

Wow, I was thinking about watching JFK earlier this evening :eek:

Yes, but Hunt For the Red October is much better :p

Really? :eek:

Ben.
09-20-2012, 12:16 AM
I haven't seen it :o

Yeah, the DVD was staring at me but I decided I wasn't in the mood for a three hour film tonight :lol:

sexybeast
09-20-2012, 12:26 AM
I just watched The Room by Tommy Wiseau, very good movie and different from anything else I have ever seen.

Mae
09-20-2012, 08:24 PM
Kill Katie Malone. I thought The Room sounded interesting, but this is what was said about it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film)

The Prince
09-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Star Wars Episode II

Grown to love it over the years.

Sophitia36
09-20-2012, 09:58 PM
American Psycho. Very, very strange... but very good, too.

Ben.
09-20-2012, 11:04 PM
Cosmopolis
Arbitrage

American Psycho. Very, very strange... but very good, too.

Do you like Huey Lewis & The News?

tennizen
09-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Case 39- surprisingly good horror movie.

Thanos
09-23-2012, 01:06 PM
Case 39- surprisingly good horror movie.

does it have heaps of gore or more psychological thriller?

tennizen
09-23-2012, 01:12 PM
does it have heaps of gore or more psychological thriller?

The latter. It's not superlative or radically different but still manages to be relatively fresh and watchable.

Nr 1 Fan
09-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Black Swan, again.

Ben.
09-23-2012, 05:40 PM
Magic Mike
Moonrise Kingdom
Killing Them Softly

Finally some good films this year!

Mae
09-24-2012, 11:05 AM
Blitz

Ben.
09-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Savages - A little more restrained than I was expecting from Stone and the tone was probably more serious than it should have been, especially given the ending.

tripwires
09-24-2012, 08:23 PM
Detachment (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683526/) on my 13-hour flight.

Disturbing and dark as hell and thoroughly absorbing. Probably not flight-appropriate but I loved it.

Ben.
09-27-2012, 09:30 PM
The Onion Field
Charley Varrick

jmjhb
09-27-2012, 10:38 PM
Moonrise Kingdom - glorious! Wes Anderson's best film for ages.

Cosmopolis - well, I didn't really 'get it', but it was a decent watch nevertheless.

jonathancrane
09-28-2012, 06:32 PM
Cosmopolis
Can't believe Cronenberg has released this abomination, even more weird given that the original novel is brilliant and has a lot of visual potential. Pathetically filmed (sometimes it looks like Russell Mulcahy is behind the camera), grotesque, ludicrous and boring. His worst movie, by far.

Ben.
09-28-2012, 11:39 PM
The Day of the Jackal
Missing

Ivanatis
09-29-2012, 03:55 PM
GtT1KrWO5uo

Punky
09-29-2012, 04:27 PM
Sucker Punch

here me this, i will rather watch nadal win calendar GS + every MS and YEC while he wins over Fed in a bagel then watch this %$^%$^%&%&%^ movie ever again!!!!!!!!!!!

Sophitia36
09-29-2012, 05:45 PM
Hahaha Sucker Punch is pretty controversial I think! I haven't seen it, but people either hate it or love it.

Has anyone seen Dawn Riders with Christian Slater? I love Christian Slater, but I'd never heard of it... It's scheduled on French TV tonight. But I'm not sure I'll watch it, it looks rather bad.
Christian hasn't been able to do much quality work for a while, sadly.

Punky
09-29-2012, 05:49 PM
Hahaha Sucker Punch is pretty controversial I think! I haven't seen it, but people either hate it or love it.

Has anyone seen Dawn Riders with Christian Slater? I love Christian Slater, but I'd never heard of it... It's scheduled on French TV tonight. But I'm not sure I'll watch it, it looks rather bad.
Christian hasn't been able to do much quality work for a while, sadly.

well if they like it i will be glad to ask them what was the plot of this Disaster

about Christian Slater i agree, its been a long time since i saw something good from him, pretty sad b/c i love him and he has great movies in the past

Ben.
09-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Z

Thanks to BigJohn for reminding me to move this to the top of my watch list :hatoff:

cswab22
10-02-2012, 04:04 AM
House at the end of the street

Not good at all IMO only saw it for Jennifer Lawrence :drool:

BigJohn
10-02-2012, 09:07 PM
The Avengers. It is quality entertainment and fun overload.

Nathaliia
10-05-2012, 11:48 AM
juan de los muertos

as good as shaun of the dead and zombieland as a movie, and if you lived in a socialist or formerly socialist countries and get the political stuff then it's even better

Ben.
10-06-2012, 10:49 PM
Looper
Primal Fear
Night Falls on Manhattan

nick the greek
10-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Looper
Primal Fear
Night Falls on Manhattan
Well, well, if it isn't the movie maniac, Benito.:)

Punky
10-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Looper
Primal Fear
Night Falls on Manhattan

how was Looper? anygood?

BigJohn
10-07-2012, 04:05 PM
John Carter.

Because a second person recommended it saying it's not as bad as the trailers looked.

It is not as bad as the trailers looked. But it is still pretty bad, a mess of a movie.

The Prince
10-07-2012, 06:01 PM
Looper
Perks Of Being A Wallflower

tennizen
10-07-2012, 07:11 PM
Mother (Madeo)- Korean movie. By the same director who made Memories of Murder. This one is not as good as MoM but still pretty decent.

BigJohn
10-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Iron Man 1 and 2. Downey Jr is perfect.

Ben.
10-08-2012, 07:44 PM
Coup de torchon
Electra Glide In Blue
Miami Blues
The Quiet American
Heaven & Earth
On the Road

Mimi
11-02-2012, 10:36 AM
End of Watch

Ruby Sparks

have not watched any movie ever since March :banghead:

Thanos
11-02-2012, 10:50 AM
holy smoke - not even kate winslet hairy monster could save this tragic film 1/10.

they shoot horses, don't they? - a film like these aren't made anymore :sad: 10/10.

Ben.
11-02-2012, 11:22 AM
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is excellent :yeah:

Killer Joe
Panic Room
Bernie
Menace II Society
Two-Lane Blacktop
Trust
The Remains of the Day
Too Big to Fail
The Indian Runner
The Pawnbroker
This Boy's Life
Skyfall

Punky
11-02-2012, 11:50 AM
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is excellent :yeah:

Killer Joe
Panic Room
Bernie
Menace II Society
Two-Lane Blacktop
Trust
The Remains of the Day
Too Big to Fail
The Indian Runner
The Pawnbroker
This Boy's Life
Skyfall

hows Skyfall?

Ben.
11-02-2012, 12:17 PM
hows Skyfall?

It's a bit more interested in character and less in plot that your typical Bond, though being a big budget action film it has to straddle both sides of it, which keeps it from being completely satisfying. Bardem is probably the highlight, along with Roger Deakins' cinematography which is very good, the Shanghai segment is really something. And Berenice Marlohe is :drool:

My personal advice to you would be to get a hanky ready :p

Punky
11-02-2012, 12:27 PM
It's a bit more interested in character and less in plot that your typical Bond, though being a big budget action film it has to straddle both sides of it, which keeps it from being completely satisfying. Bardem is probably the highlight, along with Roger Deakins' cinematography which is very good, the Shanghai segment is really something. And Berenice Marlohe is :drool:

My personal advice to you would be to get a hanky ready :p

I have learned from the bitter experience, I will not trust anything or anyone to stay alive at the end of the movies besides james bond.

nothinggggggggggg.

its the last time i will cry in a james bond movie :mad:

Ivanatis
11-03-2012, 08:39 AM
A Ghost Story For Christmas: A View From A Hill

Ivanatis
11-03-2012, 09:23 AM
An shab ke barun amad (1967)

Punky
11-03-2012, 09:24 AM
skyfall:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Chirag
11-06-2012, 12:51 PM
skyfall:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

I just watched it .I thought other bond films like Goldfinger ,spy who loved me ,russia with love and casino royale were better :)

BroTree123
11-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Tomorrow, When the War Began. It was alright.

Topspindoctor
11-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Snow White and the Huntsman - a fairly decent movie if I do say so myself. I thought it would be a disappointment, but I actually liked it, despite the cliche storyline.

MariaV
11-10-2012, 06:09 PM
Killing Them Softly
http://superstarmagazine.com/images/uploads/2012/09/killing_them_softly.jpg

SVK
11-10-2012, 06:22 PM
Klass. It's an Estonian film about an outsider who is abused by the whole class. One day one boy from the class steps out and joins him and they both face the totally spoiled class. Finally, when they can't stand it anymore, they shoot almost all the people from the class. It's really strong movie, I saw it twice in two days. Borrowed it from my teacher, by the way :)

This and it was a brutal film.

I also watched Stand by me and SAW lately.

Ben.
11-10-2012, 07:47 PM
Argo.

Affleck does it again. Great cast with no real stand out, though it was good to see Scoot McNairy again, who was brilliant in Killing Them Softly. It was suspenseful and funny ('Argo fuck yourself' :lol:). Only complaint would be the overuse of race against time scenarios at the climax.

The Prince
11-11-2012, 01:42 AM
As I'm bored and can't sleep, I decided to rematch Prometheus. I really hated it the first time, but this time I watched it to try and fall in love with it. Unfortunately the film was in love with mediocrity, and I know it's just not for me.

I still think Ridley Scott is a great director, but he got this so wrong.

Ben.
11-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Killer's Kiss - Good early Kubrick with some gorgeous photography at times, including a well shot boxing match and a striking dream sequence.

Ben.
11-13-2012, 07:40 PM
End of Watch - Really enjoyed this. The 'found footage' aspect of it is underdeveloped, though that isn't detrimental, just a bit puzzling. Gyllenhaal and Pena have wonderful chemistry though. The film is all about their camaraderie and both actors really sell it.

Mae
11-14-2012, 11:57 AM
Evil Eyes

TechnoViking
11-15-2012, 04:06 AM
Argo

It's funny and the acting is good, but the plot isn't particularly gripping and the Hollywood ending did drag it down somewhat.

Mae
11-15-2012, 01:26 PM
Collateral

Pirata.
11-17-2012, 03:46 AM
New James Bond film, really good

clandis
11-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Sinister. Not great

BauerAlmeida
11-17-2012, 03:11 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/68/Seven_(movie)_poster.jpg/220px-Seven_(movie)_poster.jpg

Epic :rocker2:

One of the best endings ever.

tripwires
11-17-2012, 11:28 PM
The Master.

I fell asleep a few times. I love Joaquin Phoenix to bits and he was absolutely brilliant in this but I wish the film was better paced.

BroTree123
11-18-2012, 12:53 AM
School of Rock.

clandis
11-18-2012, 01:12 PM
Breaking Dawn, part 2. Terrible

TechnoViking
11-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Breaking Dawn, part 2. Terrible

Don't get Twilight. It's just bad fan fiction. That it became a worldwide phenomenon is baffling.

The Reaping

Awful. Very cheap horror film with the worst twist ending since Signs.

BauerAlmeida
11-18-2012, 04:00 PM
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk4ODQzNDY3Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODA0NTM4Nw@@._ V1._SY317_.jpg

Awesome movie. Sad to see this trilogy end.

But "The Dark Night" is still is my favorite. Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker was fantastic.

Ben.
11-18-2012, 08:25 PM
The Master.

I fell asleep a few times. I love Joaquin Phoenix to bits and he was absolutely brilliant in this but I wish the film was better paced.

Phoenix and Hoffman :worship:

I didn't mind the pacing as such, though I'm rarely bothered by the pace of a film, but it did become a little repetitive, perhaps intentionally so. I wasn't really sure what PTA was going for at times, though I found Freddie and Dodd very intriguing. Thinking about catching it again in the cinema as I've been thinking about it all day.

EliSter
11-18-2012, 08:45 PM
Breaking Dawn, part 2. Terrible

God help me. I have to take girlfriend to watch that in cinema in tusday. :facepalm:

tripwires
11-18-2012, 08:45 PM
Phoenix and Hoffman :worship:

I didn't mind the pacing as such, though I'm rarely bothered by the pace of a film, but it did become a little repetitive, perhaps intentionally so. I wasn't really sure what PTA was going for at times, though I found Freddie and Dodd very intriguing. Thinking about catching it again in the cinema as I've been thinking about it all day.

I found it tediously slow and was really disappointed as a Joaquin Phoenix fan since this was his first feature film in 4 years. I loved how beautiful the film looked and the performances of Joaq and PSH, and I enjoy artistic films tremendously; but I really wasn't as engaged as I had hoped to be. I think it was a bit overhyped as a Scientology-esque film so I went in with unfair expectations and expected a more, well, drama-filled drama. :lol: I agree that Freddie and Dodd are very intriguing; I found their relationship almost Hegelian at the end, and according to some reviews there are homosexual undertones in their relationship, though I didn't sense that at all. Did you?

Let me know if you found it better the second time around. I can't stop thinking about it either, to be honest.

clandis
11-19-2012, 05:02 AM
God help me. I have to take girlfriend to watch that in cinema in tusday. :facepalm:

Get drunk first

Ben.
11-19-2012, 06:25 PM
I found it tediously slow and was really disappointed as a Joaquin Phoenix fan since this was his first feature film in 4 years. I loved how beautiful the film looked and the performances of Joaq and PSH, and I enjoy artistic films tremendously; but I really wasn't as engaged as I had hoped to be. I think it was a bit overhyped as a Scientology-esque film so I went in with unfair expectations and expected a more, well, drama-filled drama. :lol: I agree that Freddie and Dodd are very intriguing; I found their relationship almost Hegelian at the end, and according to some reviews there are homosexual undertones in their relationship, though I didn't sense that at all. Did you?

Let me know if you found it better the second time around. I can't stop thinking about it either, to be honest.

I didn't think there were homosexual undertones either, my friend did but only based on their final scene I think. Though I'm not familiar with Hegelianism :p

There was hype about it being a Scientology exposé, though Anderson always maintained that it wasn't. So I can understand the disappointment with it being a loosely structured character study.

Certainly my expectations were a problem too. I was expecting to be blown away, as I was when I saw There Will Be Blood in the cinema. This was much quieter and ambiguous. I will definitely give it a second chance as I love PTA's other five films.

Punky
11-19-2012, 07:19 PM
i saw the notebook with my amm not BF but someone i dated...well he hated it..he fell asleep

such a romantic and sweet movie...i dont get it..whats not to like???

BroTree123
11-20-2012, 12:16 AM
Kill Bill vol. 2.

God help me. I have to take girlfriend to watch that in cinema in tusday. :facepalm:

Dump her. You can do better.

swordsman
11-22-2012, 01:42 AM
:)I just watched The Avengers, it positively surprised me :).

Mjau!
11-22-2012, 02:05 AM
Sunshine Cleaning - Touching and engaging movie, much thanks to wonderful performances by the actresses playing the 2 main characters.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/Sunshine_cleaning.jpg

jonathancrane
11-23-2012, 05:04 PM
Sinister
Great horror movie, even Ethan Hawke does well

Lawless, not so good

Mae
11-25-2012, 07:11 AM
Psychosis

Mae
11-25-2012, 10:18 AM
The Company

Orange Wombat
11-26-2012, 06:36 PM
Life of Pi

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/2012/11/Life-of-Pi-Bioluminescent-Water.jpg
Long story short: An indian boy gets stranded on a small boat with a bunch of animals.

Great movie. This was basically a very intense yet beautiful survival story with a few instances of humor. The visual effects with the water were stunning, and I could not even tell the tiger was computer generated.

However, there was too much suffering to actually "enjoy" the movie (especially after the orangutan got eaten :sobbing:)

Harmless
11-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Alice In Wonderland(1951) - Wonderful. :inlove:

Skyfall - The cinematography is on point. This is the best looking Bond movie of all time imo. It had a curious trait, that I enjoyed very much, of incorporating fun little nods to Bond history while at the same time avoiding some cliche Bond staples.

And my favorite - Valhalla Rising.
New favourite 5 film. It is very, very slow and almost cruel with the amount of information it gives away, but it draws you in.
I came into watching it just being happy to stare at Mads Mikkelsen for 2 hours :p, but it exceeded my expectations in all respects. :worship: Thoroughly recommended.

jonathancrane
11-26-2012, 07:47 PM
And my favorite - Valhalla Rising.
New favourite 5 film. It is very, very slow and almost cruel with the amount of information it gives away, but it draws you in.
I came into watching it just being happy to stare at Mads Mikkelsen for 2 hours :p, but it exceeded my expectations in all respects. :worship: Thoroughly recommended.

You loved Valhalla Rising and hate Drive? http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Naranoc/smileys/tfr6563.gif

Harmless
11-26-2012, 08:01 PM
You loved Valhalla Rising and hate Drive? http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Naranoc/smileys/tfr6563.gif
Hey you. :D

Heh, I only learned that it was the same director the day after I've seen VR. :lol:
Honestly, so much better. :shrug:
Drive pushes and pushes things onto you and I don't appreciate that. VR leaves you alone to make your own conclusions. It has its faults, but... It feels infinitely more honest, even in the most unbelievable parts.
It's just a better movie in all respects.

Also, there's the fact that Mads Mikkelsen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> etc etc>> Ryan Gossling. :p

What did you like about both movies?

jonathancrane
11-26-2012, 08:11 PM
I never liked R.Gosling until Drive
V.Rising is fine, but doesn't look much coherent, I suppose intentionally. On some parts it was too theatrical. I've watched Drive 4 or 5 times and still can't find a flaw on it

I recommend you Bronson from the same director if you haven't watched it yet

Harmless
11-26-2012, 08:23 PM
I never liked R.Gosling until Drive
V.Rising is fine, but doesn't look much coherent, I suppose intentionally. On some parts it was too theatrical. I've watched Drive 4 or 5 times and still can't find a flaw on it

I recommend you Bronson from the same director if you haven't watched it yet
Yeah, VR definitely lacks coherency. I like that about it, experimental movies are a thrill to watch. Scenes stay with you longer. I still have that scene from VR with the cairn vivid in my mind.

Different opinions on Drive, agree to disagree. :)

Bronson is on my to watch list for a while now (khmtomhardykhm), thanks for reminding me. :yeah:
I plan on seeing Pusher first. (because Mads Mikkelsen)

Do you have a rec for any other Mads Mikkelsen films? I like Mads Mikkelsen, you see.

Mae
11-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Wreakage

EnriqueIG8
11-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Twilight; Breaking Dawn Part 2. :facepalm:

Yes, I had to go with a chica. The movie was not that bad but I won't watch it again.

samanosuke
11-30-2012, 08:44 PM
yesterday i watched: Ted , Premium rush and The Bourne legacy

Ted - :lol: much better than expected
Premium rush - After reading the plot expected more
The Bourne legacy - Renner isn't neither close to Damon. Total disappointment with his acting

Ben.
11-30-2012, 09:55 PM
Harsh Times
Street Kings
Dark Blue
52 Pick-Up
The Master
The Mission
Little Odessa
The Anderson Tapes
Rope
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Dial M For Murder
The Wrong Man
The Apartment
Sorcerer
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Pride and Glory
Green Zone
Fat City
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
The Fisher King
The Bridge on the River Kwai

And that was just today :yawn:

emotion
11-30-2012, 10:04 PM
Perks of Being a Wallflower

samanosuke
11-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Harsh Times
Street Kings
Dark Blue
52 Pick-Up
The Master
The Mission
Little Odessa
The Anderson Tapes
Rope
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Dial M For Murder
The Wrong Man
The Apartment
Sorcerer
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Pride and Glory
Green Zone
Fat City
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
The Fisher King
The Bridge on the River Kwai

And that was just today :yawn:

you had police movie day ?

dark blue is underrated movie, one of better with this plot

Ben.
11-30-2012, 10:28 PM
you had police movie day ?

dark blue is underrated movie, one of better with this plot

Yeah. I saw End of Watch a couple of weeks ago and loved it so I wanted to see David Ayer's other films.

And I agree about Dark Blue.

samanosuke
11-30-2012, 10:30 PM
i have started to watch End of Watch today but gave up after half an hour because nothing was happening

Ben.
11-30-2012, 10:42 PM
i have started to watch End of Watch today but gave up after half an hour because nothing was happening

Oh right. The trailers did suggest it had more of a typical narrative to it but really it's just the two guys driving around. I just thought they had great chemistry and really sold the camaraderie between them.

I can understand the disappointment if you were expecting a cop thriller because that is what the marketing portrayed it as.

samanosuke
11-30-2012, 10:47 PM
has someone seen Flight ? i am huge fan of D W, with few exceptions like Pelham 1 2 3, Ricochet ... all movies are high quality stuff

nole_no1
12-01-2012, 12:17 AM
The Dark Knight Rises. GENIUS :worship:

Mae
12-01-2012, 11:52 PM
Hard to Hold

Ben.
12-02-2012, 11:22 PM
The Big Combo
The Hunt For Red October
Starman

Punky
12-02-2012, 11:33 PM
Harsh Times
Street Kings
Dark Blue
52 Pick-Up
The Master
The Mission
Little Odessa
The Anderson Tapes
Rope
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Dial M For Murder
The Wrong Man
The Apartment
Sorcerer
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Pride and Glory
Green Zone
Fat City
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
The Fisher King
The Bridge on the River Kwai

And that was just today :yawn:

no wonder u have zerooooooooo time for studies

benny im starting to think u dont like to study :rolleyes::p

Ben.
12-02-2012, 11:36 PM
no wonder u have zerooooooooo time for studies

benny im starting to think u dont like to study :rolleyes::p

Yeah..... it's been a rough couple of weeks for my education :p

Ivanatis
12-03-2012, 09:49 PM
In film nist
Au revoir les enfants

Punky
12-04-2012, 03:12 AM
Yeah..... it's been a rough couple of weeks for my education :p

lucky for u that ur pretty, or else..:rolleyes:

Ben.
12-05-2012, 11:22 PM
Compliance - From disbelief and anger (and some titillation, I'm only human :o) to just incomprehension. I appreciate the way it presents the events without judgement of the character's actions and there is a strong lead performance at the centre of the film by Ann Dowd, whose character I had very conflicting feelings toward (as will most viewers).

In a Lonely Place
Cold Mountain
Notorious

BroTree123
12-08-2012, 11:55 AM
I Love You Too.

Watched it on TV just then. Quite bogan I must admit. Hilarious at times, but it was too predictable.

Gillouthe best
12-08-2012, 02:40 PM
Lethal Weapon.

Ben.
12-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Un Prophète

Orka_n
12-09-2012, 01:55 AM
Looper. 7/10. Pretty good but could've been great.

Mae
12-09-2012, 06:27 AM
Deleted Messages

Soliloque
12-09-2012, 12:36 PM
Abduction.

Ben.
12-11-2012, 12:18 PM
Silver Linings Playbook - This really has no right to be any good but somehow it wore down my cynicism. If I were to summarise the plot it sounds like a truly awful Hollywood romcom. If you've seen the trailer, you know there is some painfully sentimental dialogue, thankfully most of that is in the trailer. There is even a dance competition :lol: But it really worked as a very funny and well acted feel good film. Lawrence especially, is very good (:hearts:) and great to see DeNiro doing good work in something decent, a rarity these days.

The Spanish Prisoner
The King of Marvin Gardens
Young Frankenstein
Flirting With Disaster

Punky
12-11-2012, 04:59 PM
Notting Hill (again...)

i just love this movie, she loves him, he loves her - what more can i ask?

(my friend near me say "eww boring and a girls movie)

some ppl dont know a good movieeeee

GOATsol
12-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Mean Girls 2

kinski76
12-12-2012, 11:30 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbo4drQDLZ1qgl4hwo1_500.jpg

At the height of Hollywood classicism, this strange and wonderful little anarchist comedy happened. It bombed commercially, which possibly prompted them to become a tad more "accessible" in their later works, but this is their finest hour (both figuratively and literally speaking, as it's only 65 minutes long). Uncompromising, clever and still very, very funny.

Ben.
12-13-2012, 12:20 AM
^:lol: I just watched a West Wing episode titled 'Freedonia.'


The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Devils :eek::bowdown:

Mae
12-16-2012, 01:36 PM
New Year's Eve

Ben.
12-16-2012, 05:26 PM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Seven Psychopaths
Q & A
Being There

Gillouthe best
12-16-2012, 07:53 PM
Seven


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Ben.
12-18-2012, 01:48 PM
The Outsiders
Swimming with Sharks
The Battle of Algiers
Death and the Maiden

Mae
12-22-2012, 08:21 AM
Body of Evidence

Mae
12-23-2012, 07:22 AM
Seriously Moonlight

mseles1
12-24-2012, 01:38 AM
Dark knight rises. Enjoyed it more than tDK (minority of one!)
Borderland - Cannot stop holding my ankles.
The prophet.

Slightly off topic - R1 dvd-CNN Cold war - outstanding.

nick the greek
12-24-2012, 02:46 AM
Men in black 3
Killer Joe
The ladykillers(2004)
That's my boy
Big Nothing

BauerAlmeida
12-24-2012, 03:06 AM
Requiem For A Dream

Mae
12-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Christmas Story

Ivanatis
12-26-2012, 02:16 PM
The Snowman
The Snowman and the Snowdog

:D

aaaaaand Room on the Broom

Gillouthe best
12-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Gladiator last night.


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BigJohn
12-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Bad Santa

TLOTR extended version on BD. I've truly seen Mordor for the first time.

Mae
01-01-2013, 12:26 PM
Dead Silence

Chirag
01-02-2013, 10:03 AM
I just saw Jack Reacher . The movie was gripping and excellant but I really thought Tom Cruise did not fit the titular rule . The perfect Reacher would have been Jim Caviezel as he plays a similar role in Person of Interest . Doesnt talk much and does the job needed to be done .

The story of the movie was great though and anyone who hasnt read the Reacher novels will enjoy it big time . Even I enjoyed it also :D

Litotes
01-02-2013, 10:42 AM
I just saw Jack Reacher . The movie was gripping and excellant but I really thought Tom Cruise did not fit the titular rule . The perfect Reacher would have been Jim Caviezel as he plays a similar role in Person of Interest . Doesnt talk much and does the job needed to be done .

The story of the movie was great though and anyone who hasnt read the Reacher novels will enjoy it big time . Even I enjoyed it also :D

I am a Jack Reacher fan, and I couldn't believe this casting. Tom Cruise looks nothing like Reacher. Can only hope they're trying to start off a series and exchange Cruise once it's got going. His name will draw an audience, after all.

I do not know Caviezel, he might be as good, my first thought for casting was Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock".

Ben.
01-06-2013, 08:33 PM
The Avengers
The Deep Blue Sea
The Day of the Locust
Flight
Presumed Innocent
Living in Oblivion
Primary Colors
California Split
The American President
Thirteen Days
Dave
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Open Range
This is 40
In the Heat of the Night
Valhalla Rising
Event Horizon
Pandorum
Hitchcock
The Paperboy
The Impossible

deyaT87
01-07-2013, 01:30 AM
The Silence of the Lambs, John Carter, The Good Shepherd

Ben.
01-09-2013, 12:54 AM
Amour
Holy Motors

BauerAlmeida
01-09-2013, 01:10 AM
Zeitgeist, although it's not exactly a movie.

But everyone should see it.

tennisprince
01-09-2013, 01:23 PM
Amour
Holy Motors

I would love to watch Holy Motors. Is it any good? It looks fun and quirky.

Last films I had seen was Hobbit (In 3D I might add)

And also Jack Reacher last Friday, Didnt think I would like it but watched it cos It was recommended by a friend and it was quite good.

Ben.
01-09-2013, 04:26 PM
I would love to watch Holy Motors. Is it any good? It looks fun and quirky.

It's worth a look. Unfortunately, after the buzz it had after Cannes I read a bit about it and that influenced my interpretation of it. So the second hour became a bit tedious as I had already come to some conclusions. Would have been better to go in completely cold.

BigJohn
01-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Life of Pi. A must see.

http://www.latestnewsexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/et_temp/life-of-pi-poster-39927_650x400.jpg

Ben.
01-14-2013, 08:14 PM
The Sessions - Poor Hawkes snubbed :sadface:
Smoke

Life of Pi. A must see.

http://www.latestnewsexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/et_temp/life-of-pi-poster-39927_650x400.jpg

Just got back from it. Absolutely stunning. Wasn't expecting it.

BigJohn
01-16-2013, 12:40 AM
Argo

http://gil-mansergh.blogs.petaluma360.com/files/2012/10/ArgoMovie.jpg

Mr Affleck is on a roll, 3 out of 3 as a director. And he gets better every time.

This movie is awesome and deserves every prize an accolade it gets.

BauerAlmeida
01-16-2013, 12:49 AM
"V for Vendetta".

Epic movie. Can't get tired of watching it.

Ben.
01-17-2013, 12:55 AM
Ride with the Devil
Pulp Fiction - On the big screen :bowdown:
All About Eve
Kids
Stand Up Guys
Sea of Love
Battle Royale
Wise Blood
Gangster Squad
Mulholland Falls

BigJohn
01-23-2013, 01:37 AM
Zero Dark Thirty

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/ZeroDarkThirty2012Poster.jpg/220px-ZeroDarkThirty2012Poster.jpg

This is brilliant film making.

:worship:

Ben.
01-25-2013, 01:20 AM
Wonderland
Rebecca

A Reservoir Dogs/Django Unchained double feature at the cinema :D

Django was a wonderfully entertaining time, as expected. And the performances are excellent across the board. Sam Jackson is a real scene stealer. DiCaprio is charismatic and enjoyably hammy. Waltz's verbosity and Foxx's stoicism compliment each other nicely. I've heard complaints it's too long or too violent but if you are a Tarantino fan that shouldn't be unwelcome.

However, I think it compares unfavorably with Inglorious Basterds. Similar revenge themed narratives, Waltz playing a similarly mannered character and there is nothing as excruciatingly taut as Basterds' opening or its bar scene (:hearts:).

I was a little put off by the anachronistic soundtrack though. I was expecting (and highly anticipating) more Morricone than there was. However, I do have this stuck in my head:

IAooXLAPoBQ

BigJohn
01-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Les Misérables

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Les-miserables-movie-poster1.jpg/215px-Les-miserables-movie-poster1.jpg

One of the best musicals I have ever seen. But Russell Crowe? Seriously? Was it really necessary to have Crowe in that movie? Someone who can sing these songs?

BigJohn
01-27-2013, 01:31 PM
Lincoln. Great acting, but in my book, way too long. Waaaaaayyyyy too long.

Gillouthe best
01-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Shutter Island.


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Mae
01-28-2013, 09:18 AM
The Makeover

Mimi
01-29-2013, 08:07 AM
Les Miserables :angel:

Mae
01-29-2013, 10:59 AM
Dream House

Ben.
01-30-2013, 10:00 PM
Django
The Stunt Man
The Shooting
The Man Who Would Be King
Lincoln
The 400 Blows

Sophitia36
01-31-2013, 05:27 PM
In the theatre: Skyfall. I loved it. Love Daniel Craig as Bond, love Bardem as the villain, and loved the whole "back-to-origins" idea.

On DVD: I've just watched the Russian film by Nikita Mikhalkov, Burnt By the Sun.
What a wonderful, amazing movie. I absolutely love Oleg Menchikov (such an underrated actor, just because he's Russian and Hollywood directors can't be bothered to cast actual Russians in their films...). Menchikov is gorgeous, multi-talented, and incredibly charismatic. I was also very pleasantly surprised by the performance of Mr Nikita Mikhalkov himself. Very moving, subtle and absolutely spot on. His daughter was also both adorable and incredibly mature for a child actress.
Really, this film was a wonderful surprise.

I'm planning to see Django Unchained, and Lincoln (I'm a huge Daniel Day-Lewis fan).

MariaV
01-31-2013, 05:41 PM
Sophitia! :wavey: I'm an Oleg Menchikov fangirl too. :o :lol: Have you seen Est-Ouest with him & Sandrine Bonnaire?

Sophitia36
01-31-2013, 08:51 PM
Yes I have. It's a great movie. For me it's especially interesting because it's a French movie with some French but also some Russian that I can understand a little.

The first time I saw him was in the Barber of Siberia. At the time I was crazy about Russia, and I was really enthralled by this movie... Now that I'm more mature and I know more about Russia, I would probably find it a little too romantic and stereotypical, but still, it's a beautiful movie and he's great in it, too.

Fishnet
01-31-2013, 08:55 PM
No, a Chilean film.

ssin
01-31-2013, 09:07 PM
In the theatre: Skyfall. I loved it. Love Daniel Craig as Bond, love Bardem as the villain, and loved the whole "back-to-origins" idea.

On DVD: I've just watched the Russian film by Nikita Mikhalkov, Burnt By the Sun.
What a wonderful, amazing movie. I absolutely love Oleg Menchikov (such an underrated actor, just because he's Russian and Hollywood directors can't be bothered to cast actual Russians in their films...). Menchikov is gorgeous, multi-talented, and incredibly charismatic. I was also very pleasantly surprised by the performance of Mr Nikita Mikhalkov himself. Very moving, subtle and absolutely spot on. His daughter was also both adorable and incredibly mature for a child actress.
Really, this film was a wonderful surprise.

I'm planning to see Django Unchained, and Lincoln (I'm a huge Daniel Day-Lewis fan).

yeah that was a great movie, one of my favorite Russian movies and better than the Barber of Sibera, which I feel Mikhalkov did to present to Westerners an idea about Russia.

Burnt By the Sun is quite old though, pity that you haven't seen it before. I think it also has a sequel that I haven't seen yet.

It has some great moral ambiguity themes, neither of the two male characters is completely wrong or right. However, the character played by Menchikov is the one who can see a bigger picture from the very start.

The movie is a rare combination of good cast, acting, cinematography, script and directing, the pace is so well crafted, everything just clicked. I saw it at least 3 times and I could watch it again.

Mae
02-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Make a Joyful Noise

Noleta
02-03-2013, 07:03 PM
eUdM9vrCbow

Ben.
02-03-2013, 09:03 PM
Zero Dark Thirty
Duel
To Rome With Love
Death Rides a Horse
Rio Bravo
A Woman Under the Influence

Crystalised.
02-03-2013, 09:36 PM
Silver Linings Playbook