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Haute
08-23-2005, 12:19 AM
Just curious what everyone's tastes in movies are. :) Maybe people can get good recommendations from this (I know I'm looking for some recommendations lol).

My favorites are:

Amélie
What Dreams May Come
Meet Joe Black
Fools Rush In
Shrek 1 and 2 :p
Moulin Rouge
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
And as of today: Frida :)

pryss
08-23-2005, 12:34 AM
FRIDA!!!! I love that movie and I love Salma Hayek and I love Frida's spirit.

Other movies I like:

Dead Poets Society
Fellowship of the Ring
Secondhand Lions
Fever Pitch
Chicago
Silence of the Lambs

:D

adelaide
08-23-2005, 12:49 AM
FRIDA!!!! I love that movie and I love Salma Hayek and I love Frida's spirit.

Other movies I like:

Dead Poets Society
Fellowship of the Ring
Secondhand Lions
Fever Pitch
Chicago
Silence of the Lambs

:D
Frida was indeed very good. :):):)

You forgot Cold Mountain, darling.

ZaZaGook
08-23-2005, 01:32 AM
Schindler's list

missbungle
08-23-2005, 01:46 AM
The Motorcycle Diaries
Ghost World
Amores Perros
Lost In Translation
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

savesthedizzle
08-23-2005, 02:09 AM
Y tu Mama Tambien :)

The Pianist
Love the Hard Way
Liberty Heights
Bubble Boy (yes... Bubble Boy)
Dirty Dancing 2 Havana Nights (yes)
Love Me If You Dare (called something else in French)
Eat Drink Man Woman
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai :)
The Motorcycle Diaries
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Roman Holiday
Sabrina (OMG SABRINA. I speak of the original. The Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart classic. Not the remake.)

I have trillions of others, but there's a start :)

smartminddesi
08-23-2005, 02:16 AM
hmm.. movies. my fav. topic. here's some of my favs.

21 grams american beauty amores perros bad education cinema paradiso donnie darko farewell my concubine fight club goodfellas kill bill life is beautiful lotr magnolia matrix memento now&then others pulp fiction ring se7en talk to her underworld vanilla sky y tu mama tambein

i know there r just too many. but i've like a 100 fav movies. and i just copied this list from my blog :) .

GonzoFan
08-23-2005, 02:53 AM
My favs :

Y tu mama tambien
The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
Pearl Harbor
Ice Age
In the Name of God

.....

and many many more ...

El Legenda
08-23-2005, 03:14 AM
Wedding Crashers
Oceans 11
Oceans 12
U-571
Airplane

Fi-Fi
08-23-2005, 06:32 AM
Anchorman!!
Happy Gilmore
Never Been Kissed
The Gladiator
Braveheart
Bubble Boy
It Takes Two

and i can't think of the rest right now



Bubble Boy (yes... Bubble Boy)


me too!! :D

Papakori
08-23-2005, 08:55 AM
hmm, Scream 1 2 and 3
Catwoman I quite liked (Until I noticed the words didnt move with the persons lips which got annoying)
Elektra
Batman
Any James Bond film
The Terminal

And lots more which I can not think!

bad gambler
08-23-2005, 10:40 AM
The Usual Suspects
Shawshank Redemption

HybridTheory
08-23-2005, 10:41 AM
Hable con Ella is my alltime favorite .
Los Amantes del Círculo Polar
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Carne Tremula
A Perfect Murder
American Yakuza
Monsters Inc. :o

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 10:44 AM
1 Cidade De Deus (City of god)
2 Hero
3 Centrale Do Brasil (Central station)
3 (2) :D Hotel Rwanda
4 Carandiru
5 Requiem For A Dream
6 Blood In Blood Out
7 Midnight Express
8 Lost In Translation
9 House Of Flying Daggers
10 Stand By Me

Other films worth mentioning:
Ichi The Killer, Hero, City Of God, Fong Sai Yuk, Ong-Bak, Thirteen, Internal Affairs, Battle Royale, Blow, Ghost-dog, Ping-Pong, Lost In Translation, Carandiru, Central Station, The Man Who Copied, Boyz N The Hood, The Green Mile, Stand By Me, Midnight Express, Last Samurai, House Of Flying Daggers, Requiem for a Dream, Blood In Blood Out, Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Tambian Mama, Amores perros, The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Spy Game, Cannibal Holocaust, Million Dollar Baby, Irreversible, Hotel Rwanda

bad gambler
08-23-2005, 10:45 AM
1 Cidade De Deus (City of god)
2 Hero
3 Centrale Do Brasil (Central station)
3 (2) :D Hotel Rwanda
4 Carandiru
5 Requiem For A Dream
6 Blood In Blood Out
7 Midnight Express
8 Lost In Translation
9 House Of Flying Daggers
10 Stand By Me

Other films worth mentioning:
Ichi The Killer, Hero, City Of God, Fong Sai Yuk, Ong-Bak, Thirteen, Internal Affairs, Battle Royale, Blow, Ghost-dog, Ping-Pong, Lost In Translation, Carandiru, Central Station, The Man Who Copied, Boyz N The Hood, The Green Mile, Stand By Me, Midnight Express, Last Samurai, House Of Flying Daggers, Requiem for a Dream, Blood In Blood Out, Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Tambian Mama, Amores perros, The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Spy Game, Cannibal Holocaust, Million Dollar Baby, Irreversible, Hotel Rwanda


lol, where is Rocky I-V in that list? ;)

Papakori
08-23-2005, 10:53 AM
Other films worth mentioning:
Ichi The Killer, Hero, City Of God, Fong Sai Yuk, Ong-Bak, Thirteen, Internal Affairs, Battle Royale,
Battle Royale! Cool I loved that film although it was rather shocking to watch with all the children getting killed in different ways!

Björki
08-23-2005, 10:56 AM
Memento
Fight Club

Seven
Forrest Gump
Wild Things
American History X

Action Jackson
08-23-2005, 10:56 AM
Clockwork Orange
Life of Brian
Holy Grail
101 Reykjavik
Le Placard
Junk Mail
Fargo
Prodigal Son (Finnish)
Lenningrad Cowboys
Benny and Joon
My Life As a Dog
Pumping Iron
Red Heat
Once Were Warriors
Insomnia (Norwegian original)
Taxi Driver
Scarface
Tais-Toi
Sex Mission : A very silly Polish movie where there were 2 men who agreed to be frozen for 3 years, but the experiment fails and they are frozen for 50 years and are the only 2 men left on the planet.

SuperFurryAnimal
08-23-2005, 11:25 AM
1. 21 Grams (2003)
2. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
4. Mystic River (2003)
5. Traffic (2000)
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
7. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
8. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
9. Amores Perros (2000)
10. Arlington Road (1999)

I also like True Romance, Hotel Rwanda, Ray, Festen, Big Fish, Blow, Fight Club, Se7en, The Game, Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands and The Silence Of The Lambs for example. Oh, and of course the brilliant The Big Lebowski! :yeah:

bad gambler
08-23-2005, 12:28 PM
oh and forgot my other favourite

A River Runs Thorugh It

novanora
08-23-2005, 12:50 PM
All Tim Burton's films

City of God
Les Choristes
Amores Perros
Trainspotting
Machinist
Le Diner De Cons
Ashes of Time
......

nermo
08-23-2005, 01:02 PM
Brave heart
Patch adams
God Father (IIpart)..
Hide and seek
analyse this
the edge
Terror and Kabab(arabic)
Hypocrisy land( arabic)..a very interesting fantasy yet,so true and sincere:yeah:
Black candles( arabic)
Portsaid ( arabic)
a date in the tower( arabic)
the world 's on a dove's wing (arabic) :yeah:
El Sadat days( arabic)
Soft hands( Arabic)
Kabhi khushi kabhie Ghum ( Indian)
kal ho na ho ( indian)

Suzi
08-23-2005, 01:09 PM
Im really random i like anything, heres a few of me faves :)

Todo Sobre mi madre
Amelie
Y Tu Mama Tambian
Anchorman
Zoolander
The Ring Trillogy (Japanese V)
Ju-On
The Wedding Singer
Coyote Ugly
Finding Nemo
Polica Academy :lol:
Project A
Fat Choi Spirit
10 Things I hate about you

and many more.....................

novanora
08-23-2005, 01:30 PM
Ju-On

I can't believe it's in your list of fav movies :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
hope you don't mean the Japanese edition of that movie, it caused me a lot of nightmare :o

Suzi
08-23-2005, 01:32 PM
lol well both really, yeah it totally freaked me out (plus the fact my little brother looks like the boy in it :lol: ) but i love horror stuff even if it does stop me sleeping for weeks :p

gooner88
08-23-2005, 01:35 PM
Sideways
Lost in Translation
Good Will Hunting
Cool Runnings :lol:
The Bourne Identity

There's definitely more, but these are the ones I can remember.

novanora
08-23-2005, 02:10 PM
lol well both really, yeah it totally freaked me out (plus the fact my little brother looks like the boy in it :lol: ) but i love horror stuff even if it does stop me sleeping for weeks :p
:scared: your little brother...... I like scary movie too, but not this kind, more like The Six Sense or The Others.

Ju-On is just too sick for me.

Aurora
08-23-2005, 02:22 PM
1 Cidade De Deus (City of god)
2 Hero
3 Centrale Do Brasil (Central station)
3 (2) Hotel Rwanda
4 Carandiru
5 Requiem For A Dream
6 Blood In Blood Out
7 Midnight Express
8 Lost In Translation
9 House Of Flying Daggers
10 Stand By Me

Other films worth mentioning:
Ichi The Killer, Hero, City Of God, Fong Sai Yuk, Ong-Bak, Thirteen, Internal Affairs, Battle Royale, Blow, Ghost-dog, Ping-Pong, Lost In Translation, Carandiru, Central Station, The Man Who Copied, Boyz N The Hood, The Green Mile, Stand By Me, Midnight Express, Last Samurai, House Of Flying Daggers, Requiem for a Dream, Blood In Blood Out, Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Tambian Mama, Amores perros, The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Spy Game, Cannibal Holocaust, Million Dollar Baby, Irreversible, Hotel Rwanda
Even if your a psychotic maniac, I think I love you.

Aurora
08-23-2005, 02:23 PM
Insomnia (Norwegian original)I was hypnotized by that one too. They totally ruined the atmosphere in the Hollywood remake.

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 02:28 PM
Even if your a psychotic maniac, I think I love you.
Legend :yeah:

JuchuPati
08-23-2005, 03:54 PM
The usual suspects is such a cool movie , I liked so much!

umm.. I have maaany favorites, I couldn'tchoose just a few..but I'll say the ones I remember right now:

Psycho
The Shinning
The Silence of the Lambs
Requiem for a dream
Dogville
Amores Perros and 21 Grams (well,the both are quite similar, considering they are directed by this Alejandro Glez. guy )
Apocalypse Now ( amazing marlon)
Closer
Manhattan murder mistery and Annie Hall

can't remember more now.

Choupi
08-23-2005, 03:59 PM
Well, those are the ones that have come to my mind immediately, but I'm sure there are a bunch of others! :)

Philadelphia
Apollo 13
Le Jaguar
Mission To Mars
Alien (The Resurrection)
The Fan
2010
A Dry White Season
The Silence Of The Lambs
The 6th Sense
Seven

smartminddesi
08-23-2005, 04:30 PM
Amores Perros and 21 Grams (well,the both are quite similar, considering they are directed by this Alejandro Glez. guy )


very true. the resemblance is rather stark. so wrong neither one's academy nominated for writing.

Haute
08-23-2005, 06:06 PM
lol well both really, yeah it totally freaked me out (plus the fact my little brother looks like the boy in it :lol: ) but i love horror stuff even if it does stop me sleeping for weeks :p

I'm the exact same way! :lol: :yeah:

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 06:07 PM
Has anyone here seen either:
Pixote
Salo
?

novanora
08-23-2005, 06:24 PM
Has anyone here seen either:
Pixote
Salo
?
I gave it up halfway when I watched Salo....:tape:

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 06:49 PM
I gave it up halfway when I watched Salo....:tape:
hehe, it was showing at a local cinema a few months ago! Is it really that bad?
Are there many rapes in this movie? i dont mind watching violence etc, not that much would phase me. But i dont like to watch rapes :sad:
Also is the scene where they are forced to eat shit that graphic and disturbing?

Haute
08-23-2005, 07:11 PM
hehe, it was showing at a local cinema a few months ago! Is it really that bad?
Are there many rapes in this movie? i dont mind watching violence etc, not that much would phase me. But i dont like to watch rapes :sad:
Also is the scene where they are forced to eat shit that graphic and disturbing?

What exactly is this movie about? :scared:

tinuviel_estel
08-23-2005, 07:31 PM
here are some of my faves :)
Schindler's lists
Amélie
The Lord O f The Rings (Trilogy)
A Very Long Engagement
The Motorcycle Diaries
Hero by (Zhang Yimou)
Moulin Rouge
GoodBye Lenin!
Les Choristes
The Godfather
The Shawshank Redemption
The Pianist
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
Unforgiven
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset

Mrs. B
08-23-2005, 07:43 PM
Casablanca
My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music
Cinema Paradiso
An Affair To Remember
Sleepless in Seattle
The Whale Rider
E.T.
Forrest Gump
...

Mrs. B
08-23-2005, 07:46 PM
i almost forgot:

Down By Law :cool:

adee-gee
08-23-2005, 07:58 PM
Serious Films.....

City Of God
Casino
Shawshank Redemption
Godfather
Usual Suspects
Braveheart
Trainspotting
Leon

Funny films......

Dumb + Dumber
American Pie
Airplane
Ace Ventura
Home Alone
Shrek

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 08:00 PM
What exactly is this movie about? :scared:
Four fascist libertines round up 9 teenages boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture

Set in the Nazi-controlled, northern Italian state of Salo in 1944, four dignitaries round up sixteen perfect specimens of youth and take them together with guards, servants and studs to a palace near Marzabotto. In addition, there are four middle-aged women: three of whom recount arousing stories whilst the fourth accompanies on the piano. The story is largely taken up with their recounting the stories of Dante and De Sade: the Circle of Manias, the Circle of Shit and the Circle of Blood. Following this, the youths are executed whilst each libertine takes his turn as voyeur.

Never has a film had more questions than Salo - The 120 Days of Sodom. People hear about how disgusting it is and, of course, interest is peaked. The best way to introduce Salo is to quote the back sleeve of the Criterion disc: "A loose adaptation of the Marquis De Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom. Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salo is perhaps the most disturbing and disgusting film ever made. It is also one of the most important, offering a blistering critique of fascism and idealism that suggests moral redemption may be nothing but a myth, Criterion presents Salo in its uncut, uncensored version." The following review will contain spoilers for the film. It is also presented in an uncut, uncensored version to give everyone a feel for what exactly is disturbing and disgusting in Salo.

Its an italian movie!

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 08:07 PM
ENTER AT RISK!!!!

http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/n-z/salo/

joeb_uk
08-23-2005, 08:59 PM
SAY HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: after 18 months of trying to buy pixote, i finally ordered it!! :D 25$! It seems to go from 60-100$ on ebay.

tinuviel_estel
08-23-2005, 09:32 PM
Dekada '70 is also one of my fave movie :)

federer express
08-23-2005, 09:37 PM
in no order...

godfather
godfather pt II
the big lebowski
le diner de con
goodfellas
the good, the bad and the ugly
LOTR: the fellowship of the ring
LOTR: the two towers
LOTR: the return of the king
oh brother where art tho
braveheart
the mission
the city of god
the untouchables

and about 100 others...

adee-gee
08-23-2005, 10:40 PM
I must say I like your taste :yeah:

Haute
08-24-2005, 01:59 AM
ENTER AT RISK!!!!

http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/n-z/salo/

That's disturbing just reading about it, I couldn't imagine seeing it!

novanora
08-24-2005, 07:28 AM
hehe, it was showing at a local cinema a few months ago! Is it really that bad?
Are there many rapes in this movie? i dont mind watching violence etc, not that much would phase me. But i dont like to watch rapes :sad:
Also is the scene where they are forced to eat shit that graphic and disturbing?
if it's only the rapes, i can stand, but it's much worse than rapes. so I gave up, and don't regret though it is said as a "classic" movie...

As to the scene eating shit, yeah..I did see that....but if you consider the shit as chocolate icecream, then you won't feel too sick....yep....it's quite graphic and disturbing....

novanora
08-24-2005, 07:29 AM
That's disturbing just reading about it, I couldn't imagine seeing it!
especially don't watch it when you are eating..:p

Action Jackson
08-24-2005, 07:32 AM
I was hypnotized by that one too. They totally ruined the atmosphere in the Hollywood remake.

Hollywood stuff up most movies that are from other countries, so this will be no different.

joeb_uk
08-24-2005, 12:32 PM
if it's only the rapes, i can stand, but it's much worse than rapes. so I gave up, and don't regret though it is said as a "classic" movie...

As to the scene eating shit, yeah..I did see that....but if you consider the shit as chocolate icecream, then you won't feel too sick....yep....it's quite graphic and disturbing....
I also spoke to a friend who is a gore movie lover and he said this was preety repulsive! And he is quite hardcore :tape: but he did say it wasnt worth watching, alot of these extreme movies can be worthwhile but he said this wasnt one of them.

Pancakesong
08-24-2005, 12:56 PM
lotr I, II, III
the motorcycle diaries
amélie
titanic
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
the whale rider
goodbye lenin
amadeus
abre los ojos
donnie brasco
un long dimanche de fiançailles
the pianist
la vita e bella

and more

Aurora
08-24-2005, 12:57 PM
Hollywood stuff up most movies that are from other countries, so this will be no different.Hmm. Did you see the Nightwatch version with Ewan McGregor? That was good imo. But it stayed extremely close to the original, so one can ask what the point is.
Then again, there's not much point to any remake.

Aurora
08-24-2005, 01:00 PM
But i dont like to watch rapes :sad:no really? :tape:

I'm still in shock about the **** scene in Irréversible. I shake from top till bottom now when walking, excuse me running through an underground passage.

JuchuPati
08-24-2005, 01:38 PM
abre los ojos

and more

the other Amenábar movies are even better. I love him :worship:

novanora
08-24-2005, 02:05 PM
I also spoke to a friend who is a gore movie lover and he said this was preety repulsive! And he is quite hardcore :tape: but he did say it wasnt worth watching, alot of these extreme movies can be worthwhile but he said this wasnt one of them.
yep, you will be :speakles:, and then turn off the TV. :lol: i think most movie fans can't watch it to the end. Many disgusting scenes are meaningless to me, and if it wants to show how ugly the human nature is, then it does succeed. :rolleyes:

Haute
08-24-2005, 07:31 PM
I was going to ask earlier and forgot to; is Salo based on true events? :scared:

novanora
08-24-2005, 09:52 PM
I was going to ask earlier and forgot to; is Salo based on true events? :scared:
i think it's some part true, but that film definitely exaggerate it.

Nathaliia
08-24-2005, 09:58 PM
pulp fiction / the godfather / the scream / the scream 2 / just visiting / full monty / shrek 2 / ladykillers / the green mile / etc.

you already know everything about my movie taste and sense of humour

VingaRafel
08-24-2005, 10:24 PM
My favourite movie of all time: The Silence of the Lambs.

Nathaliia
08-24-2005, 10:33 PM
ohh i forgot that one :) and the one i don't know the english title... but it was with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, they were both in Shawshank prison
from older movies i like "The Dirty Dozen"

fini
08-25-2005, 04:27 AM
Brave heart,Before sunset

Pheobo
08-25-2005, 04:41 AM
Ghost World and Magnolia are my two favorite movies ever :)

tinuviel_estel
08-25-2005, 05:22 AM
Osama is a very nice movie :)

SuperFurryAnimal
08-25-2005, 11:50 AM
Cool Runnings :lol:


:lol: Brilliant! Laughed my ass of watching that one!

joeb_uk
08-25-2005, 11:52 AM
I was going to ask earlier and forgot to; is Salo based on true events? :scared:
The director pasolini was killed a few years later, i will have to read some websites to find out why he was killed :shrug:

joeb_uk
08-25-2005, 11:58 AM
Watched ichi the killer last night :cool: great movie, Takashi Miike what a great director this guy is :yeah:

I saw ichi about a year ago i think, maybe 18 months :eek: and its funny to see how i found this movie quite gory and uncomfortable to watch :D But over that time of watching ichi, i have seen more movies and this time i didnt find it bad at all. The gore scenes looked quite cartoonish. But i suppose ichi was probably my first movie of that kind :D i have seen some extreme stuff like chinese mafia wars since then, which make watching ichi no problem. Maybe some people would be put off by ichi the killer, but it is worth watching unlike (chinese mafia wars by mike, which is endless homosexual sex, homosexual rapes). I watched chinese mafia wars for an hour, and it wasnt worth watching the stuff listed above for a bad movie :tape:

SuperFurryAnimal
08-25-2005, 11:59 AM
The usual suspects is such a cool movie , I liked so much!
You have great taste! :yeah: I totally luv the line-up scene! :lol:

Amores Perros and 21 Grams (well,the both are quite similar, considering they are directed by this Alejandro Glez. guy )


I luv mister Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritú as well! :worship: Definitely one of my favourite directors! Looking forward to his new movie Babel, which is due next year! Gael Garcia Bernal, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt will be playing in it.

Angle Queen
08-25-2005, 12:58 PM
Casablanca
My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music
Cinema Paradiso
An Affair To Remember
Sleepless in Seattle
The Whale Rider
E.T.
Forrest Gump
...:yeah: Now we're talkin', Mrs. B.

Personally I was rather surprised by the preponderance of what I would call dark movies from such a young (and generally optimist crowd).

My favs are

The Sound of Music
The King and I
Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Firm
The Pelican Brief
Braveheart
The Hunt for Red October

As you can see, I'm not much for serious movies. I'll watch them, can appreciate the talent it takes to create them, but I want to be entertained and these are the movies that have done it time and time again.

novanora
08-25-2005, 02:49 PM
The director pasolini was killed a few years later, i will have to read some websites to find out why he was killed :shrug:
I read sth about why he was killed, but I will keep it, it's better for you to find out yourself :tape:

joeb_uk
08-25-2005, 03:22 PM
Its hard to find a story which you can believe, different sites/people seem to have different stories or ideas.

The official version of his death is this..... he pick's up a teenage male prostitute at TERMOLI (bus & train station in ROME - Termoli means, "end-of-dee-line").... takes him an hour south to the outskirts of NAPLES..... apparently his gang friends followed and beat Pasolini to a pulp..... an old women who found him the next day (she was sweeping the "back lane" around her house), thought that his body was a p"pile of bloody GARBAGE"..... this is dee official version.....(hiis body was so hacked up & cut to bits and then beaten to a pulp with a basball bat type instrument....... ONE THING 100% certian.... the condition of his body.... such a violent death..... AS for dee rest.... well it doesn't fit.....

joeb_uk
08-25-2005, 03:24 PM
Hmmm it would seem what i found above wasnt far off

Pasolini death inquiry reopened

By Benedetto Cataldi

BBC Monitoring

Investigators in Rome have reopened the inquiry into the murder of Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini in November 1975.

It follows statements about the director's death made by the man imprisoned for nine years for his murder and by a close former aide.

Pino Pelosi told a TV station he did not kill Pasolini but three other young people "with a southern accent" did.

Many in Italy have questioned the circumstances of Pasolini's death.

According to Mr Pelosi's new version of events - given in an interview to state broadcaster TV Rai Tre on Saturday - on 2 November 1975, three unnamed men beat Pasolini to death on a beach in the deprived Rome suburb of Ostia, shouting abuse and insults such as "dirty communist".

High-profile figure

Pasolini was a high-profile Marxist intellectual and many in Italy at the time believed this was a political murder, rather than a case of events spinning out of control in Rome's homosexual underworld - the version endorsed by subsequent inquiries.

But Sergio Citti, a film director who worked with Pasolini closely, has given yet another version of the events in an interview with the Rome daily newspaper La Repubblica.

According to Mr Citti's claims, five men murdered the director 30 years ago.

He said: "Pino Pelosi was only a boy. He acted as a bait for those five. They only used him, they needed somebody to blame for the crime.

"Pelosi had to play the game played by these people, the 'respectable' people who ordered the murder".

According to Mr Citti, who says he has a source who knows the truth about the murder, Pasolini was murdered elsewhere and then his body dumped on the beach near Rome where he was found.

He also believes the Pasolini murder was a political conspiracy: "His death was convenient to many, to all those who were afraid of his mind and free spirit."

Violent decade

The 1970s were a violent decade in Italy, with opposing groups of neo-Fascists and communist guerrillas committing many murders and several other atrocities exclusively in the name of ideology.

Pasolini is also thought to have received death threats from neo-Fascists over his last film, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. It depicted a perverse wartime Fascist state in northern Italy led by Benito Mussolini.

The new allegations have also caught the attention of the political world.

A group of 30 MPs has presented an interrogation in parliament to ask Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi what steps he intends to take.

Meanwhile, the Rome municipality is presenting itself as a plaintiff in the new investigation.

Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni, a left-winger, has said that "Pelosi's statements rekindle doubts and questions which the poet's friends, many intellectuals and a good part of the public opinion have always had on what really happened that night".

Pasolini was an all-round intellectual, not only a film director: he was also a well-known poet, novelist, journalist, playwright.

But outside Italy he is remembered especially for his gritty film-making.

He is often though to be the last giant of the golden age of Italian cinema in the post-war years, and his name his often mentioned in the same breath as artists such as Visconti, Fellini, Rossellini and De Sica.

Story from BBC NEWS:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/entertainment/film/4529877.stm

Liliy
08-28-2005, 01:52 AM
My favorites are:
Before Sunset
Moulin Rouge
Lord of The Rings
Lost in Translation
Every film from Charlie Kaufmman

oneandonlyhsn
08-28-2005, 06:55 AM
My favs, so many and in no particular order

Yojimbo http://www.sosnovska-symposium.com/smilies/thumbs.gif
Ran
Seven Samurai (big Akira Kurosawa :worship: fan)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind
Godfather 1 and 2
Goodfellas
Scarface
To Kill a Mockingbird
Taxi Driver
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown (A very underrater Tarantino movie)
Mulholland Drive

Jim Ignatowski
08-28-2005, 02:45 PM
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future II (1989)
Back to the Future III (1990)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone II (1992)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Clue (1985)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

On the subject of movies, I saw "National Lampoon's European Vacation" for the first time last night, and really enjoyed it. I loved the parts where they knocked Stonehenge over...and stayed with the wrong relatives in Germany and ended up getting chased...and then Ellen getting kidnapped in Rome...and then the bit where they're arriving back in America and flying over New York and Clark is inadvertently responsible for causing some damage to the Statue of Liberty.

I think it'd be really fun to go on holiday with the Griswolds.

savesthedizzle
08-28-2005, 03:58 PM
My favs, so many and in no particular order

Yojimbo http://www.sosnovska-symposium.com/smilies/thumbs.gif
Ran
Seven Samurai (big Akira Kurosawa :worship: fan)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind
Godfather 1 and 2
Goodfellas
Scarface
To Kill a Mockingbird
Taxi Driver
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown (A very underrater Tarantino movie)
Mulholland Drive

Ahh Mulholland Drive. I very much wanted to like that movie and during parts of it I thought I was, and then I just got completely confused, realized I had no idea what was going on and then gave up.

savesthedizzle
08-28-2005, 04:00 PM
Anchorman!!
Happy Gilmore
Never Been Kissed
The Gladiator
Braveheart
Bubble Boy
It Takes Two

and i can't think of the rest right now




me too!! :D


You just earned about 8 billion cool points for liking Bubble Boy.

Haute
08-28-2005, 06:07 PM
And you lose 8 billion points Jess. ;)

adee-gee
08-28-2005, 06:43 PM
What the hell is bubble boy :confused:

mandoura
08-28-2005, 06:50 PM
My # 1 passion is MOVIES. I really wanted to be a director, mainly documentaries, but did not get the chance. My list of favorite movies is quite long. I can't really just pick a few. So, whenever, I will post some and keep posting whenever other come to mind:

(In no special order)

Life is beautiful
The Sound of Music
Tess
A Trip to Bountiful
The Turning Point
Irma La Douce
Les Choristes
Les Uns et les Autres
An Affair to Remember
The Great Escape
The Eagle Has Landed
Mayerling
Indochine
Pillow Talk
The Godfather Trilogy
The Color Purple
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Goodbye Girl
Scaramouche
The Little Hut
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
Being There
The Party
E.T
Brubaker
The Natural
Ordinary People
The Great Gatsby
The Way We Were
Hannover Street
Indiana Jones (except #2)
Beverly Hills Cop
Coming to America
Anger Management
Witness
The Year of Living Dangerously
Dirty Dancing
Tim
Mrs. Soffel
Terms of Endearment
Tender Mercies
Grease
Get Shorty
Grey Owl

Added:

The Sting
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Kaleidascope
Reds
Bonnie & Clyde
Howards End
Goodbye Mr. Chips
The Paper Chase
Serpico
Rocky
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Field of Dreams
Raging Bull
The Deer Hunter
Awakenings
Ghost
Sister Act
The French Connection
The Man Who Would Be King
Roman Holidays
Sabrina (Both, the old & the remake)
Magic
The Elephant Man
Midnight Express
Legends of the Falls
Amistad
Philadelphia
Shadowlands
Regarding Henry
Frantic
The Accidental Tourist
I Am Sam
American Gigolo
Atlantic City
The Witches of Eastwick
Moonstruck
Mask
Thelma and Louise
Stepmom
Chinatown
Sleuth
Places in the Heart

Haute
08-28-2005, 06:58 PM
I never saw all of Life is Beautiful, but I liked what I saw, even if I was confused by missing the beginning and the end. lol

The Color Purple! How could I forget about that one? :eek: I may be old, I may be black, I may even be ugly, but dear God I am here! I am HERE! :D

Pillow Talk, is that the one with Doris Day and Rock Hudson? I haven't seen this one, but I saw the remake with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, Down With Love (I think that's what it was called).

mandoura
08-28-2005, 07:01 PM
Braveheart
Steel Magnolias
Back to the Future
The Silence of the Lambs
My Fair Lady
Mary Poppins

mandoura
08-28-2005, 07:04 PM
I never saw all of Life is Beautiful, but I liked what I saw, even if I was confused by missing the beginning and the end. lol

If you have time, you have to see it. It is really beautiful.

The Color Purple! How could I forget about that one? :eek: I may be old, I may be black, I may even be ugly, but dear God I am here! I am HERE! :D

A great movie.

Pillow Talk, is that the one with Doris Day and Rock Hudson? I haven't seen this one, but I saw the remake with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, Down With Love (I think that's what it was called).

Yup, you're right.

I love this thread. :yeah: to you.

Haute
08-28-2005, 07:09 PM
:yeah: to you too for great taste in movies. ;)

I forgot Erin Brockovich too. lol I'm not sure I even know where it is in our house now. :eek:

buddyholly
08-30-2005, 10:31 AM
NASHVILLE
BONNIE AND CLYDE
BEN HUR
BROADCAST NEWS
and of course THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Fi-Fi
08-30-2005, 11:29 AM
You just earned about 8 billion cool points for liking Bubble Boy.
:haha: cool points for liking bubble boy?...maybe its just the two of us in the bubble boy fanclub :smooch: :hug:

lauralou
08-31-2005, 09:27 AM
My favorite movies are: Olighark by Pavel Lounguine, La Reine Margot by Patrice Chéreau, Central do Brasil by Walter Salles,Habla con ella by Pedro Almodovar, and Edward scissorhands (I hope this is the correct title in english) by the genius brain of Tim Burton :worship:

Sugar Kane
08-31-2005, 09:48 AM
Some Like It Hot :inlove:
:yeah: Mandoura for Life is Beautiful

landoud
08-31-2005, 10:17 AM
forrest gump
i'm sam
apollo 13
as good as it gets
awakenings
step mom

JMG
08-31-2005, 09:47 PM
Wild Things

Fight Club

Murder By Death

Rumbelfish

Golden Gate

The Man Without A Past

Closer :devil:

lauralou
09-01-2005, 06:33 PM
My favorite movies are: Olighark by Pavel Lounguine, La Reine Margot by Patrice Chéreau, Central do Brasil by Walter Salles,Habla con ella by Pedro Almodovar, and Edward scissorhands (I hope this is the correct title in english) by the genius brain of Tim Burton :worship:
I've forgotten the classics: "Les 400 coups" by F.Truffaut,"La Dolce Vitta" by Fellini and my other favorite: "La vittà é bella" by Roberto Begnini

joeb_uk
09-01-2005, 07:13 PM
This is in my top 3 movies:
Central do Brasil by Walter Salles


Great movie, almost as great as the robbery that fernanda had (by that terrible actress paltrow). How the hell she didnt win the oscar is a disgrace, but then again these hopeless actresses often win awards over the ones who deserve it :mad:
The movie is very sad too :sad:

mandoura
09-01-2005, 07:27 PM
And :yeah: sugar_kane for "some like it hot". I don't know how i forgot it but "nobody's perfect" ;) .

harajuku girl
09-03-2005, 11:39 AM
All Baz Luhrmann and Pedro Almodovar movies

Requiem for a dream

Fight Club

Cruel intentions

Queen of the damned :devil:

Bridget Jones

Trainspotting

It's difficult too many good movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joeb_uk
09-21-2005, 11:31 AM
Manged to get the rare brasilian movie by babenco "pixote" after a year of searching :D I found a cheaper priced version on dvd.

Dont think its as good as some of babencos other films, but it was well worth buying! Its really amazing how many of the street kids put in amazing performances (many of these play better roles than the top actors being nominated for oscars). Their performances seem so real and raw :yeah: Especially Fernando Ramos da Silva's performance :yeah:

Pixote now goes in my top 10 favourite films, its a film that makes you think and ponder how life can be. Often my favourite films are the ones that make you think, and my favourite movies always do this! When i watch a movie like "wolf creek" its out of my mind immediately after i leave the cinema. A movie like pixote sticks in my mind for a day or two after watching.

http://www.filmreferencelibrary.ca/images/up-pixote.gif

lilfairyprincess
09-21-2005, 11:31 PM
ooo i have way too many..i'll prob keep posting back as i think of more..at the minute-god films i can think of are:

cruel intentions
beaches
the perfect body
kill bill
donnie darko

that'll do for now!

Washa Koroleva
11-16-2005, 10:28 AM
if u saw the ring, could u tell me who made that dumb video please?
i don't get it lol

Sugar Kane
11-16-2005, 10:57 AM
And :yeah: sugar_kane for "some like it hot". I don't know how i forgot it but "nobody's perfect" ;) .
:hearts:

shotgun
12-08-2005, 08:12 PM
Is there a movie recommendation list on non-tennis forums? (I can only peek at so much while avoiding work while at my job.) I would love to discuss movies with fellow movie buffs from around the world here.

OK, this is the thread to talk about movies!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-08-2005, 08:18 PM
i'd recommend seeing Love Actually. it's a great movie...
lets see, i'm trying to think of movies that people probably haven't seen... cause i would recommend Gladiatior if i thought anyone hasn't seen it. Fight Club too.

Equilibrium is an awesome movie if you like movies kinda like the Matrix (even though i didn't like Matrix much, i did like Equilibrium, but it reminded me of Matrix)

Requiem for a Dream was interesting. i just saw it for the 1st time last weekend.

shotgun
12-08-2005, 08:29 PM
Requiem for a Dream is nice. It's an interesting take on drug addiction, without the glamourization that Hollywood movies often insist to promote when talking about this subject.

Dutchie
12-08-2005, 08:46 PM
Requiem for a Dream is nice. It's an interesting take on drug addiction, without the glamourization that Hollywood movies often insist to promote when talking about this subject.
Don't forget it has Jared Leto in it ;)

Vass
12-08-2005, 09:03 PM
"Requiem for a dream" is the best. Rapes your mind a bit, but occasionally i love that in movies. Atleast you know that a movie is effective and well made.

And if you like art, or just a good and nice-looking drama for that matter, watch "Modigliani". Andy Garcia is superb in there. The story is engaging.... Just nice.

adelaide
12-08-2005, 09:05 PM
Requiem for a Dream was... scary. I only saw a bit and I gave up :o

Art-related movies.... I liked Frida. :) And Girl with a Pearl Earring..... And also, although it's not about a real artist, I thought White Oleander was really interesting... :D

Vass
12-08-2005, 09:08 PM
Requiem for a Dream was... scary. I only saw a bit and I gave up :oLoved that. I intended to use " :p " smiley now, but decided against it. The movie is serious...

Art-related movies.... I liked Frida. :) And Girl with a Pearl Earring..... And also, although it's not about a real artist, I thought White Oleander was really interesting... :D
Art related or art-movie? :)

Clara Bow
12-08-2005, 09:33 PM
Thanks Shotgun Blues for starting the thread. It is a slow day at my work so I can write a few. I am a dork about movies so will likely add more.

 City of God – Easily one of my favorite movies of the past 5 years. About a kid, with serious photography skills- who grows up in a Brazilian favela in the 1960s and 1970s. Wonderfully shot- thought it fit in well with the photography of the lead character. Very interesting characters.

 This Is Spinal Tap- One of the original mockumentaries. About a heavy metal-ish band on the downward in terms of fame. Hilarious. This movie started a childhood crush for me on both Christopher Guest and his doofus character Nigel. One of the funnies movies ever- imo. So many great lines. If you can get the DVD- can’t recommend it enough because the actors comment on it as the characters they played 20years later.

 All About Eve- I love the dialogue in this film. Sharp, pointed and witty. Great comment on the backstabbing that goes on in acting. Has one of the most famous lines in film – “Fasten your seatbelts- we’re in for a bumpy night.”

 Sherlock Jr. – If anyone is interested in finding a first silent movie to watch, I would recommend this. It is a Buster Keaton film and he plays a film projector who falls asleep and goes into one of the movies that he was showing. Has some great deadpan humor. If at all possible- try to see this with a live audience. It is one of the most frequent of the older films to be shown at specialty theaters and if you can see it with a band and audience it really is fun. Funny stuff that still hold up nearly 80 years later.

Requiem for a Dream is nice. It's an interesting take on drug addiction, without the glamourization that Hollywood movies often insist to promote when talking about this subject.

For sure it doesn’t glamorize it. I thought this movie was great but don’t know if I could see it again. It was very disturbing. Great acting. I’m still miffed that Ellen Burnstyn lost the Best Actress Oscar to Julia Robert that year. :mad:

artlinkletter
12-08-2005, 10:09 PM
 City of God – Easily one of my favorite movies of the past 5 years. About a kid, with serious photography skills- who grows up in a Brazilian favela in the 1960s and 1960s. Wonderfully shot- thought it fit in well with the photography of the lead character. Very interesting characters.



That was an amazing movie. It was so different from whats being put out nowadays. Very refreshing.

Phunkadelicious
12-08-2005, 10:36 PM
If you like horror movies see May or Audition. Both are about a female characters who are strung along by men, and get a little angry about it. May is an american flick, and Audition is a Japanese movie, but both movies have a very gradual approach to the horror.

Phunkadelicious
12-08-2005, 10:39 PM
Dark City is another great movie, one of my very favorite. Its a kind of sci-fi film noir film, reminiscent of Blade Runner, but I think it is better. It has a plot similar to The Matrix as well, but this movie was actually released a year earlier.

Phunkadelicious
12-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Fargo is another outstanding movie. I must have seen this movie at least 10 times. I really fell in love with Frances McDormand because of this movie.

mandoura
12-08-2005, 11:15 PM
Clara Bow and Shotgun Blues, thanks so much for this thread. :worship:

I really don't know where to begin. My list of favorite/good movies is damn too long. You see I have a problem with movies and books. I never start a movie/book and don't finish it. Well, maybe except horror and sci-fi, so I stopped watching them.

Among the movies that I really cherish:

City of Joy - The Trip To Bountiful - Tess - The Godfather saga - Life Is Beautiful - Empire Of The Sun - Midnight Express - Sleuth - Once Upon A Time In America - The Killing Fields - The Right Stuff - Steel Magnolias - Les Uns Et Les Autres

That's for starter. I will come with more. :)

Fergie
12-08-2005, 11:15 PM
City of God and Amelie ... Requiem for a dream is strange but a great movie

artlinkletter
12-08-2005, 11:53 PM
My list of all time favs

1.The Lion King (To this day, I still cry when Mufasa falls off the cliff :()

The rest in no particular order....

The Shawshank Redemption
Life is Beautiful (best "historial" peice I have seen"
The Usual Suspects (the movie with the best ending-was not expecting that)
Gladiator
The Untouchables (best gangster/mob movie tied with Scarface)
Scarface
Pirates of the Caribbean
A Beautiful Mind (the movie that made me think the most---about life)
Good Will Hunting
Amadeus (best film about music---the costumes/make ups/sets were amazing)
Schindlers List

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-09-2005, 12:07 AM
ooh, misery is a good movie too! i love it and can't stop myself from watching it whenever it's on TV.

mandoura
12-09-2005, 12:10 AM
i'd recommend seeing Love Actually. it's a great movie...
lets see, i'm trying to think of movies that people probably haven't seen... cause i would recommend Gladiatior if i thought anyone hasn't seen it. Fight Club too.

Equilibrium is an awesome movie if you like movies kinda like the Matrix (even though i didn't like Matrix much, i did like Equilibrium, but it reminded me of Matrix)

Requiem for a Dream was interesting. i just saw it for the 1st time last weekend.

Love Actually is indeed a great movie. I liked it a lot. I like Hugh Grant a lot :o . I feel he is like my son or something :lol:. I simply love Richard Curtis and his work. Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill are all great movies. I've seen each one at least 3-4 times. :)

mandoura
12-09-2005, 12:12 AM
My list of all time favs

1.The Lion King (To this day, I still cry when Mufasa falls off the cliff :()

The rest in no particular order....

The Shawshank Redemption
Life is Beautiful (best "historial" peice I have seen"
The Usual Suspects (the movie with the best ending-was not expecting that)
Gladiator
The Untouchables (best gangster/mob movie tied with Scarface)
Scarface
Pirates of the Caribbean
A Beautiful Mind (the movie that made me think the most---about life)
Good Will Hunting
Amadeus (best film about music---the costumes/make ups/sets were amazing)
Schindlers List

Love your list, specially the ones in bold.

prima donna
12-09-2005, 12:34 AM
Hm, well let's see!

Where shall we start?

1). Cruel Intentions
2). Godfather Trilogy Series
3). A Bronx Tale



My favorite of all has to be Cruel Intentions, I enjoyed his vindictive (Sebastian) personality and found a lot of similarities to his character and myself. I sympathized with his role and aside from that, there are most aspects of it that mirror my life, aside from the having sex with my step-sister part and it's basically a reflection on the type of lives people lead, rather or not they have money ... it is not always the brightest and at times even a bit shallow.

A Bronx Tale is another favorite, simply because it's just old school Italian-American beliefs conflicting with the newer generation of thought and that's a contrast that I enjoy. It's very popular in NYC, but maybe is less known nationally and definitely not internationally.

Robert De Niro stars in it.

Godfather, I enjoy, because even though they are Sicilians ... it's a family movie and you see the tradition. It's not about being in the Mafia, well it is, but that's not all there is to it. It's about being Italian and outsiders really don't understand what it is to be Italian, gives them nice insight with regard to our humor at times. They are Italian-American, but close enough. Also, portions of it are filmed in Sicilia!

shotgun
12-09-2005, 12:51 AM
Don't forget it has Jared Leto in it ;)

Jared Leto is a great actor. I liked him in the part of Paul Allen in the film American Psycho, which is one of my favourites. Has anyone here seen this movie? It's based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis and Christian Bale (the new Batman) is on the main role. One of the best satires ever made.

shotgun
12-09-2005, 12:59 AM
 City of God – Easily one of my favorite movies of the past 5 years. About a kid, with serious photography skills- who grows up in a Brazilian favela in the 1960s and 1970s. Wonderfully shot- thought it fit in well with the photography of the lead character. Very interesting characters.


City of God is the best Brazilian movie ever in my opinion. It's like the 3rd world version of The Goodfellas. Quite a high-budget for Brazilian standards (3,5 million dollars were spent - and quite low for Hollywood standards) and one of the greatest victims of unfairness in the Academy Awards history. It failed to earn a nomination for Best Foreign Movie in 2002 (which is the award that it should have won), and then earned 4 nominations in the following year, all for major categories, and didn't win either. :rolleyes:

Phunkadelicious
12-09-2005, 01:00 AM
Jared Leto is a great actor. I liked him in the part of Paul Allen in the film American Psycho, which is one of my favourites. Has anyone here seen this movie? It's based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis and Christian Bale (the new Batman) is on the main role. One of the best satires ever made.
I've seen it. Reese Witherspoon had one of her early roles in that movie too. Speaking of Reese Witherspoon, I highly recommend Freeway. It has Kiefer Sutherland in it and its a modern urban take on the Little Red Riding Hood story. Twisted stuff.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-09-2005, 01:17 AM
Jared Leto is a great actor. I liked him in the part of Paul Allen in the film American Psycho, which is one of my favourites. Has anyone here seen this movie? It's based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis and Christian Bale (the new Batman) is on the main role. One of the best satires ever made.
if you like Christian Bale, he's the main character in Equilibrium. ahh, i don't want to wait til Christmas to get it as a gift! and if i don't get it, i'll be upset :sad:

shotgun
12-09-2005, 01:34 AM
I've seen it. Reese Witherspoon had one of her early roles in that movie too. Speaking of Reese Witherspoon, I highly recommend Freeway. It has Kiefer Sutherland in it and its a modern urban take on the Little Red Riding Hood story. Twisted stuff.

Hmmm.. I haven't seen that. Seems interesting, I'll look for it.

if you like Christian Bale, he's the main character in Equilibrium. ahh, i don't want to wait til Christmas to get it as a gift! and if i don't get it, i'll be upset :sad:

You know, every time I watch a movie with him, I always picture him as Patrick Bateman (the psycho). :lol:

Phunkadelicious
12-09-2005, 01:36 AM
Ever seen Bound?Is there anything better than a mob movie with boatloads of lesbian sex in it? Its got Geena Gershon and Jennifer Tilly in it. Like the hottest movie ever made.

shotgun
12-09-2005, 01:47 AM
Ever seen Bound?Is there anything better than a mob movie with boatloads of lesbian sex in it? Its got Geena Gershon and Jennifer Tilly in it. Like the hottest movie ever made.

Yes, I've seen it. I catched it on TV some years ago. Do you know if there were any nude scenes on this movie? Because I recall that there weren't any, but this could have been well the edited version that the TV showed.

Phunkadelicious
12-09-2005, 01:48 AM
Yes, I've seen it. I catched it on TV some years ago. Do you know if there were any nude scenes on this movie? Because I recall that there weren't any, but this could have been well the edited version that the TV showed.
there is plenty of nudity to be had

Haute
12-09-2005, 03:29 AM
Addey got to Frida before I did. :sad:

Amélie is a great movie too - good cinematography, great music, and a wonderful storyline :)
Girl, Interrupted - might help to read the book beforehand, but an engrossing movie nonetheless
What Dreams May Come - visually stunning and emotionally grabbing at times

justClaudia
12-09-2005, 10:19 AM
Jared Leto is a great actor. I liked him in the part of Paul Allen in the film American Psycho, which is one of my favourites. Has anyone here seen this movie? It's based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis and Christian Bale (the new Batman) is on the main role. One of the best satires ever made.


American Psycho is one of my favourites, as well. Great Movie.

Cidade de Deus ( City of God), of course.
Amelie, and also loved 21 Grams with Sean Penn, and Benicio del Toro.

shotgun
12-09-2005, 10:38 AM
there is plenty of nudity to be had

Yeah, damn edited version! :rolleyes:

landoud
12-09-2005, 10:52 AM
my favs:
A Beautiful Mind
Forrest Gump
as good as it gets
I'm Sam
all Harry Potter parts
all Lord of the rings parts
awakenings

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 11:44 AM
RFAD Is one of my favourite movies, very powerful film. I also like the editing and effects. The sound track, is the best ost I have ever heard, it fits the film perfectly. If you liked that film, maybe see "pi" its preety wierd, but from the same director. It was shown on uk tv about a year back, well worth the watch.

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 11:52 AM
1 Cidade De Deus (City of god)
2 Hero
3 Centrale Do Brasil (Central station)
4 Carandiru
5 Requiem For A Dream
6 Hotel Rwanda
7 Pixote
8 Blood In Blood Out
9 Midnight Express
10 Lost In Translation
11 House Of Flying Daggers
12 Stand By Me
13 Amores Perros
14 Battle-royale
15 Boyz N The Hood
16 Cannibal Holocaust
17 Fight Club
18 Ghostdog
19 Irreversible
20 Motorcycle Diaries
21 Ong-Bak
22 Ping Pong
23 The Man Who Copied (Dont know the brasilian name)
24 Y Tu Tambian Mama
25 Thirteen
26 The Green Mile

Hard to put them in order, past number 8 :lol: but thats my list of favourite films.

adee-gee
12-09-2005, 11:55 AM
1 Cidade De Deus (City of god)
Enough said. Unbelievably good movie :yeah:

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 11:57 AM
City of God is the best Brazilian movie ever in my opinion. It's like the 3rd world version of The Goodfellas. Quite a high-budget for Brazilian standards (3,5 million dollars were spent - and quite low for Hollywood standards) and one of the greatest victims of unfairness in the Academy Awards history. It failed to earn a nomination for Best Foreign Movie in 2002 (which is the award that it should have won), and then earned 4 nominations in the following year, all for major categories, and didn't win either. :rolleyes:
Almost as bad as the robbery of the best female actress, in 99 I believe it was, by that skank who cant act for shit (paltrow). I dont think I have seen a better performance by a female (by fernanda montenegro in central station, brilliant movie too). But then again, often the bad films/actors/actresses etc are the ones winning awards, and the brilliant people and films go without an award.

City of god should have definately won some awards, a true robbery :mad:

justClaudia
12-09-2005, 11:59 AM
I always forget Y tu Mamá tambien, loved that one. :yeah:

And all Pedro Almodovar's movies, I'm kinda of addicted to him.

adee-gee
12-09-2005, 12:05 PM
Favourite movies (in no particular order)......

- City of God
- American History X
- The Usual Suspects
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather part II
- Braveheart
- Jaws
- Back To The Future (all 3)
- Rocky (excluding 5, that was horrible)
- Dumb and Dumber
- Home Alone 1 + 2

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 12:07 PM
I always forget Y tu Mamá tambien, loved that one. :yeah:

And all Pedro Almodovar's movies, I'm kinda of addicted to him.
I have only seen bad education apart from that film, it was quite good :yeah: Although, if you dont like gay action, best to stay clear of this one I suppose.

There is a film that reminds me of y tu mama tambien, that I have seen trailers of (lots of sex, and looks quite good). The brasilian title translates to lower city (and it has one of the city of god actresses in it). Portugese correct me, but the term is cidade baixa? I am hoping to go see this when it comes to my local picturehouse.

Quick review from a site:

Deco (Ramos) and Naldinho (Moura), best friends since childhood, ferry their dilapidated motor boat up and down Brazil’s rivers, eking out a living. Into their lives one inauspicious day breezes Karinna (Braga), a stripper and prostitute, looking for a ride to Salvador. In exchange for her sexual favours they take her on board; the voyage passes pretty merrily until Naldinho is wounded in a bar brawl, and Deco, defending his friend, fatally stabs his assailant. Forced to flee, the boys hole up in Salvador. Deco works, Naldinho recovers, and Karinna moves into the Xanadu nightclub.

The boys start hanging out with Karinna, and, as you do, they end up sleeping together again after one too many Cuba Libres. Despite their vows not to let a woman come between them, they are soon caught up in a web of obsessive desire and jealousy with Karinna helplessly trapped between them. (Not literally, dear reader.)

Produced by Walter Salles and coming from the same stable as City of God, Lower City is much less frenetic and flashy but no less violent. It’s a sad little story of desperate people who nevertheless dream of a better life, with no idea how to go about getting it. Deco and Naldinho are happy enough with their little lives – they’ve managed to give up petty crime – and it’s a measure of how far they’re driven by the idea of Karinna that they are prepared to return to it. Both men dream of saving Karinna, taking her away from prostitution. The irony is that Karinna is a pragmatic little whore, and is quite content for things to stay the same – she likes having her own money and being free to chose who she sleeps with. The director cleverly shows the irony of obsessive love; the further the boys fall, the less it has to do with Karinna, and the more with a fantasy of her that they’ve created.

The milieu is familiar – grungy favela bedrooms, bare mattresses and grubby bars – this is a world where running water is still a luxury. The saturated colours and grainy quality of the film evoke sticky, gritty skin and sweat; shot almost entirely on location, you can almost smell it. When Karinna services a wealthy businessman on a luxury boat, the caramel leather and bright electric lighting comes as a shock. Though the leads are all attractive, none are Hollywood perfect, while the supporting players are authentically pot-bellied and stained of armpit – they look like pimps and hookers. In this atmosphere of blood and sweat the film happily mixes plenty of graphic sex and swearing, as well as a cockfight that might well upset the sensitive viewer.

The three young leads acquit themselves well, especially Braga who, in her first leading role, combines world-weary sensuality with a surprising sweetness and manages to bring something new to the tired idea of the tart with a heart. But at its core the film is less than engaging and it was hard to really identify with Deco and Naldinho’s overdetermined plight. An interesting addition to the growing body of Latin American cinema, but not one of its greater moments.


It is bound to be a classic, if its directed by water salles!! He directed central station and motorcycle diaries :woohoo:

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 12:12 PM
Favourite movies (in no particular order)......

- City of God
- American History X
- The Usual Suspects
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather part II
- Braveheart
- Jaws
- Back To The Future (all 3)
- Rocky (excluding 5, that was horrible)
- Dumb and Dumber
- Home Alone 1 + 2
Home alone is one of the best kids film I have ever seen, if I see it on around christmas time again, I will watch it! I always do, even now :yeah:

justClaudia
12-09-2005, 12:15 PM
From Almodovar you should see, Habla con Ella, I feel in love with that one.

The Brasilian one, I haven't heard about it - But if the name is Lower City, you're correct, in Portuguese the title would be Cidade Baixa.
Is the movie recent?

Björki
12-09-2005, 12:17 PM
Mememto
Mememto
Mememto

watch it :bounce:

adee-gee
12-09-2005, 12:18 PM
Home alone is one of the best kids film I have ever seen, if I see it on around christmas time again, I will watch it! I always do, even now :yeah:
:lol: it was my favourite film when I was younger, I must've seen the first 2 of them about 50 times each. It's an all time classic.

justClaudia
12-09-2005, 12:21 PM
Watched it, Peggy - and loved it! :bounce:

prima donna
12-09-2005, 12:22 PM
:lol: it was my favourite film when I was younger, I must've seen the first 2 of them about 50 times each. It's an all time classic.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:worship: :worship:

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 12:33 PM
From Almodovar you should see, Habla con Ella, I feel in love with that one.

The Brasilian one, I haven't heard about it - But if the name is Lower City, you're correct, in Portuguese the title would be Cidade Baixa.
Is the movie recent?
so new there are not even comments on imdb :eek: :eek: :eek:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0456899/

shotgun
12-09-2005, 12:36 PM
1 Cidade De Deus (City of god)
3 Centrale Do Brasil (Central station)
4 Carandiru
7 Pixote
23 The Man Who Copied (Dont know the brasilian name)


Dude, you really seem to enjoy the Brazilian cinema. Have you seen O Invasor (The Trespasser)? One of my favourites as well.

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Two men plotting a murder discover their partner in crime wants more out of the deal than they expected. Ivan (Alexandre Borges) and Gilberto (Marco Ricca) were partners with their friend Estevao (Malu Mader) in a construction company that the three founded shortly after graduating from engineering school. While the business had been successful for some time, some irregularities in the books became evident, and Estevao, who owns controlling interest in the company, decides that they should eliminate their partnership and go their separate ways. Ivan and Gilberto aren't at all interested in shutting down the business, and they decide to hire a hit man to take their former friend out of the picture so they can gain full control of the company. Anisio (Paulo Miklos), the hit man, is more than willing to do the job, but afterward, he isn't so interested in going away. A poor man in a town where class means a great deal, Anisio sees Ivan and Gilberto as possible stepping stones to a better social station and a more comfortable life, and the two businessmen begin to wonder if they've made a mistake. The web becomes all the more tangled when Anisio begins dating Estevao's daughter. The Trespasser won the Latin American Cinema Award after its screening at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. — Mark Deming

justClaudia
12-09-2005, 12:37 PM
so new there are not even comments on imdb :eek: :eek: :eek:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0456899/



Oh! :eek: :lol:

We'll have to wait then.

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 01:10 PM
Dude, you really seem to enjoy the Brazilian cinema. Have you seen O Invasor (The Trespasser)? One of my favourites as well.

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Two men plotting a murder discover their partner in crime wants more out of the deal than they expected. Ivan (Alexandre Borges) and Gilberto (Marco Ricca) were partners with their friend Estevao (Malu Mader) in a construction company that the three founded shortly after graduating from engineering school. While the business had been successful for some time, some irregularities in the books became evident, and Estevao, who owns controlling interest in the company, decides that they should eliminate their partnership and go their separate ways. Ivan and Gilberto aren't at all interested in shutting down the business, and they decide to hire a hit man to take their former friend out of the picture so they can gain full control of the company. Anisio (Paulo Miklos), the hit man, is more than willing to do the job, but afterward, he isn't so interested in going away. A poor man in a town where class means a great deal, Anisio sees Ivan and Gilberto as possible stepping stones to a better social station and a more comfortable life, and the two businessmen begin to wonder if they've made a mistake. The web becomes all the more tangled when Anisio begins dating Estevao's daughter. The Trespasser won the Latin American Cinema Award after its screening at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. — Mark Deming

Yes, brasil is probably my favourite nation for movies :cool: I have that one on dvd :yeah:

A while back I ordered some original dvds from brasil:
carandiru
man who copied
o invasor (it was also shown on bbc 2 a while ago!)
central station
Abril Despedaçado (I hated this film, it was shit!!! the only brasilian film to disapoint me)

joeb_uk
12-09-2005, 01:17 PM
I have been trying to find these movies, but have had no luck either buying the original or copy version: I believe most are from brasil:
O Pagador de Promessas (Keeper of Promises/The Given Word);
O Quatrilho
O Homem Que Copiava (The man who copied)
TERRA EM TRANSE
Madame Satã (Madame Satan)
Uma Vida em Segredo (Hidden Life)
OLGA
O Que É Isso, Companheiro? (Four Days in September).
Bicho de Sete Cabeças
Os Matadores
Eles Não Usam Black-Tie

I am really interested in seeing madame sata (have you seen any of these, anyone?)

adee-gee
12-09-2005, 01:20 PM
Yes, brasil is probably my favourite nation for movies
Really? We hadn't guessed that :p

shotgun
12-09-2005, 02:28 PM
Yes, brasil is probably my favourite nation for movies :cool: I have that one on dvd :yeah:

A while back I ordered some original dvds from brasil:
carandiru
man who copied
o invasor (it was also shown on bbc 2 a while ago!)
central station
Abril Despedaçado (I hated this film, it was shit!!! the only brasilian film to disapoint me)

I liked Abril Despedaçado. It's a nice story about the relationship between two brothers, with quite an emotinal ending.

On the other hand, I got completely disgusted when I watched Carandiru. The director Hector Babenco made a totally untrue and biased version of the incidents that happened in 1992. Most people who are not Brazilian don't know the true story and tend to believe in the director's version. This is what I call cowardly manipulation. :rolleyes:

Deea
12-09-2005, 02:30 PM
Does anyone know when "The Libertine" will be realesed?

Action Jackson
12-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Clockwork Orange
Life of Brian
Holy Grail
Dogday Afternoon
101 Reykjavik
Le Placard
Junk Mail
Fargo
Prodigal Son (Finnish)
Lenningrad Cowboys
Benny and Joon
My Life As a Dog
Pumping Iron
Red Heat
Once Were Warriors
Insomnia (Norwegian original)
Taxi Driver
Scarface
Tais-Toi
Get Ready to be Boyzvoiced
Sex Mission : A very silly Polish movie where there were 2 men who agreed to be frozen for 3 years, but the experiment fails and they are frozen for 50 years and are the only 2 men left on the planet.

mandoura
12-09-2005, 02:44 PM
Dogday Afternoon
Le Placard
Fargo
My Life As a Dog
Red Heat
Taxi Driver
Scarface


Great movies.

Loved "My Life As A Dog". Saw it in Cairo Film Festival.

shotgun
12-09-2005, 02:48 PM
I have been trying to find these movies, but have had no luck either buying the original or copy version: I believe most are from brasil:
O Pagador de Promessas (Keeper of Promises/The Given Word);
O Quatrilho
O Homem Que Copiava (The man who copied)
TERRA EM TRANSE
Madame Satã (Madame Satan)
Uma Vida em Segredo (Hidden Life)
OLGA
O Que É Isso, Companheiro? (Four Days in September).
Bicho de Sete Cabeças
Os Matadores
Eles Não Usam Black-Tie

I am really interested in seeing madame sata (have you seen any of these, anyone?)

Bicho de Sete Cabeças is great! It's like the Brazilian version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Os Matadores, nice film as well, from the same director of O Invasor (Beto Brandt), some sort of Crime Drama.

O Que É Isso, Companheiro?, a political thriller with a great atmosphere (Stewart Copeland from The Police is responsible for the soundtrack), based on a true story - but with a kind of a biased vision as well. Most movies that deal with political subjects in Brazil are biased to the left. (I wonder why :rolleyes: )

Olga, this is crap in my opinion. It was directed by a guy who is used to film commercial soap operas here in Brazil, so I think I don't need to say more...

Phunkadelicious
12-09-2005, 05:18 PM
Mememto
Mememto
Mememto

watch it :bounce:
Memento?

artlinkletter
12-09-2005, 06:09 PM
I think Memento was over rated. Its good, but not great.

Mrs. B
12-09-2005, 06:25 PM
what, no Bollywood? ;)

mi piace:

-Il Postino
-Life is Beautiful
-Down By Law
-Chocolat
-Shawshank Redemption
-Thelma & Louise
-Scent of a Woman
-Forest Gump
-Pulp Fiction
-One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
-The Full Monty

...i'll add more when i remember them.

and i love the old musicals,
-The Sound of Music
-Mary Poppins
-My Fair Lady
-Oliver!

:)

Phunkadelicious
12-09-2005, 06:48 PM
OK so i figured i should compile a list, like everyone else :p

-Dark City
-The Crow (what can I say, i was an angst ridden teenager :lol: )
-Being John Malkovich
-Pulp Fiction
-Alien
-Fargo
-May
-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
-Finding Nemo/The Incredibles (it seems like anything Pixar does these days i am a fool for)
-Freeway
-Bound
-2001: A Space Odysee
-Its All Gone Pete Tong
-Kill Bill 1 & 2
-Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
-Kung Fu Hustle
-Silence of the Lambs

and there are many others

Sugar Kane
12-09-2005, 06:57 PM
My all-time favourite is 'Some Like It Hot' :inlove:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-09-2005, 07:11 PM
what, no Bollywood? ;)

mi piace:

-Il Postino
-Life is Beautiful
-Down By Law
-Chocolat
-Shawshank Redemption
-Thelma & Louise
-Scent of a Woman
-Forest Gump
-Pulp Fiction
-One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
-The Full Monty

...i'll add more when i remember them.

and i love the old musicals,
-The Sound of Music
-Mary Poppins
-My Fair Lady
-Oliver!

:)
OOH to go with the old movie/musicals:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - i've been obsessed with that movie ever since i can remember :o

jackieglover
12-09-2005, 08:09 PM
Just picked some of my favorite 10s out of my IMDB history:

Leaving Las Vegas
Million Dollar Baby
Lost In Translation
25th Hour
Annie Hall
Basquiat
Being There
Bully
Carlito's Way
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Closer
Fargo
The Godfather I and II
Goodfellas
Hannah and her Sisters
Hoop Dreams
In America
In the Bedroom
In the Company of Men
Matchstick Men
The Piano
Ponette
The Shawshank Redemption
Taxi Driver
Trainspotting
Unhook the Stars
A Woman Under the Influence
You can count on me

Favorite Director: John Cassavetes, Woody Allen a distant 2nd.
Favorite Performances: Nicholas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas", Jeffrey Wright in "Basquiat", Victoire Thivisol in "Ponette", and Gena Rowlands in "A Woman Under The Influence".

mandoura
12-09-2005, 08:46 PM
what, no Bollywood? ;)

mi piace:

-Il Postino
-Life is Beautiful
-Chocolat
-Shawshank Redemption
-Thelma & Louise
-Scent of a Woman
-Forest Gump
-Pulp Fiction
-One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
-The Full Monty

...i'll add more when i remember them.

and i love the old musicals,
-The Sound of Music
-Mary Poppins
-My Fair Lady
-Oliver!

:)

Bold = Great movies.
The rest = Good movies.

:D

mandoura
12-09-2005, 08:47 PM
-Being John Malkovich
-Pulp Fiction
-Fargo
-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
-Finding Nemo/The Incredibles (it seems like anything Pixar does these days i am a fool for)
-2001: A Space Odysee
-Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
-Silence of the Lambs

and there are many others

Great movies. :)

mandoura
12-09-2005, 08:50 PM
Leaving Las Vegas
Million Dollar Baby
Annie Hall
Being There
Closer
Fargo
The Godfather I and II
Goodfellas
Hannah and her Sisters
The Piano
The Shawshank Redemption
Taxi Driver


Great movies. :)

mandoura
12-09-2005, 08:50 PM
My all-time favourite is 'Some Like It Hot' :inlove:

Specially the last sentence. :D

mandoura
12-09-2005, 08:53 PM
6 Hotel Rwanda
9 Midnight Express
15 Boyz N The Hood
26 The Green Mile


Great movies. :)

mandoura
12-09-2005, 08:58 PM
my favs:
A Beautiful Mind
Forrest Gump
as good as it gets
I'm Sam
all Harry Potter parts
all Lord of the rings parts
awakenings

Bold = Great movies
The rest = nice movies

mandoura
12-09-2005, 09:01 PM
OOH to go with the old movie/musicals:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - i've been obsessed with that movie ever since i can remember :o

:yeah:

mandoura
12-09-2005, 09:06 PM
- The Usual Suspects
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Braveheart
- Home Alone 1 + 2

Great choice. :)

Back To The Future: only part I
Rocky: Only I & II
Godfather: The whole trilogy

Washa Koroleva
12-09-2005, 10:06 PM
I could make a huggeee list of favourite films and I'd still forget some.

A beautiful mind is an amazing film!
And Life is beautiful is the film I watch twice a year because it always makes me cry and well... it's so good.

Great choises :)

Becarina
12-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Boondock Saints
Goodfellas
Donnie Brasco
The Notebook
Kingdom of Heaven
Suicide Kings
The Yards
Buffalo Soldiers
Gladiator
Signs
Army of Darkness
Bulletproof Monk
Ned Kelly
Valmont
Old School
Reservoir Dogs
Master and Commander
Big Fish
Jersey Girl
Closer
The Rundown
Clay Pigeons
Return to Paradise
Quills

some of my favs...

jackieglover
12-10-2005, 12:10 AM
I could make a huggeee list of favourite films and I'd still forget some.

A beautiful mind is an amazing film!
And Life is beautiful is the film I watch twice a year because it always makes me cry and well... it's so good.

Great choises :)

Life is Beautiful is a wonderful film, it's one of my 10s as well. I liked the performances in A Beautiful Mind more than the film itself, but still very well done.

adelaide
12-10-2005, 02:56 AM
I'm just gonna list all the movies I like now :p

Cold Mountain is my definite favourite. Then in no particular order:
Frida
White Oleander
LOTR Trilogy
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Moulin Rouge
Schindler's List
The Pianist
Gladiator
Silence of the Lambs
Twelve Angry Men
Interview with a Vampire
Secondhand Lions is really good, although hardly anyone's ever seen it.
:D

Are we allowed to talk about worst movies?
The worst one I've seen is definitely...

Big Trouble in Little China. dear god, it's horrible. :o

Mrs. B
12-10-2005, 07:38 AM
Cold Mountain - i was still crying when i left the moviehouse. :sad:

Girl with a Pearl Earring was good, but the book was a gem.

Beautiful Mind is also in my list of faves. very poignant. I liked 'American Beauty' too.

anyone likes cartoons? top of my list is 'The Jungle Book'. I watch it over and over again esp. when i'm sick or in bed. 'The Lion King' made me cry, so did 'Bambi'. :bigcry:

napki
12-10-2005, 01:45 PM
anyone likes cartoons? top of my list is 'The Jungle Book'. I watch it over and over again esp. when i'm sick or in bed. 'The Lion King' made me cry, so did 'Bambi'. :bigcry:
Oww, don't cry :smooch:
I saw the Lion King when it was first released and i liked it a lot. :yeah: Finding Nemo is very heart warming movie as well.

I like both Shrek movies, first is very sweet and amusing to watch, and in the 2nd one, between the lines references to the holiwood celebrity life just cracked me up, i find subtle sarcasm in a cartoon movie very entertaining for some reason.

casillas_girl
12-10-2005, 06:19 PM
'The Lion King' made me cry, so did 'Bambi'. :bigcry:
I had to cry to with The Liong King!
Come on the father lion dies, someone who doesn't feel sad with that part has no feelings at all! :(

mandoura
12-10-2005, 11:52 PM
Goodfellas
The Notebook
Kingdom of Heaven
Gladiator
Signs
Reservoir Dogs
Closer


Great movies.

mandoura
12-10-2005, 11:56 PM
Cold Mountain
Frida
Moulin Rouge
Schindler's List
The Pianist
Gladiator
Silence of the Lambs
Twelve Angry Men
Interview with a Vampire


Great movies.

mandoura
12-11-2005, 12:04 AM
I liked 'American Beauty' too.

anyone likes cartoons? top of my list is 'The Jungle Book'. I watch it over and over again esp. when i'm sick or in bed. 'The Lion King' made me cry, so did 'Bambi'. :bigcry:

Beautiful movie Mrs.B.

I love Disney movies, every single one, old and new. I also love cartoons from different studios. I am an addict.

The Lion King and Bambi are heartbreaking, specially when you watch with kids and you have to explain the death of a parent. :sad:

Sugar Kane
12-11-2005, 12:08 AM
I love Disney movies, every single one, old and new. I also love cartoons from different studios. I am an addict.
Me too :awww: And also :o, I have no excuse, I don't have kids :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-11-2005, 03:34 AM
i dont think anyone's listed American History X yet, so i thought i should. it's an amazing movie with a GREAT message!

shotgun
12-11-2005, 03:39 AM
i dont think anyone's listed American History X yet, so i thought i should. it's an amazing movie with a GREAT message!

Yes, I remember the message. It was something like "life is too short to be pissed off all the time", wasn't it?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-11-2005, 03:55 AM
yeah, that's the jist of it.

mandoura
12-11-2005, 11:38 AM
Me too :awww: And also :o, I have no excuse, I don't have kids :lol:

I love them more than my kids do. I had the whole available collection even before I was married. :D

Mrs. B
12-11-2005, 11:47 AM
I love them more than my kids do. I had the whole available collection even before I was married. :D

and that's why i'm such a kid sometimes, i just love animated movies! :)

joeb_uk
12-14-2005, 12:17 PM
Maybe many of the asian mtfers will know the following movies I have ordered :D Out of the 32, only 3 are english ones. 80% Are either korean, jap, chinese etc:
TOM-YUM-GOONG
SEVEN SWORDS (Single Disc Only)
VOICE (Single Disc Only) DTS
THE WIG (DTS)
DISTRICT 13
DANNY THE DOG (Single Disc Only)
A BITTERSWEET LIFE – DIRECTOR’S CUT VERSION (Single Disc Only) DTS
CRYING FIST (Single Disc Only) DTS
BLOOD RAIN (Single Disc Only) DTS
H
RED EYE
TOKYO PSYCHO
BORN TO FIGHT
DIVERGENCE (Single Disc Only)
COMRADE (Aka DOUBLE AGENT)
R-POINT (Single Disc Only) DTS
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL
COACH CARTER: Widescreen retail release
BANG-RAJAN (Single Disc Only) DTS
CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE - SPECIAL EDITION
CANNIBAL FEROX
INFERNAL AFFAIRS 3
LIVING HELL
SCHLINDER’S LIST – SPECIAL EDITION (Single Disc Only)
OZ - The Complete First Season (3 Dvdr)
TAEGUKGI – BROTHERHOOD OF WAR
EVIL DEAD TRAP
PORNOSTAR
FACE
SWITCHBLADE ROMANCE (HAUTE TENSION)

rosespower
12-14-2005, 07:44 PM
OZ i want.............and you must have a lot of money......

rosespower
12-14-2005, 07:45 PM
america history x good movie....edward norton super like always

joeb_uk
12-14-2005, 08:15 PM
OZ i want.............and you must have a lot of money......
Copies my friend :D 2£ each :cool: I prefer to buy copies instead of downloading them myself, too much time and effort for that!

rosespower
12-14-2005, 08:20 PM
aham thanks for the tip........

Midnight Express
12-19-2005, 02:43 PM
Mononoke-hime
------------------
I dare say this is the best movie ever!

Suzi
12-19-2005, 02:58 PM
INFERNAL AFFAIRS 3

Ive seen all 3 to be honest with ya it made my head go gooey!! it was so confusing

Mrs. B
12-23-2005, 12:07 PM
i watched Chocolat again last night. :)

joeb_uk
12-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Watched district 13 last night, what a great way to spend christmas eve night/christmas morning :woohoo:

Really great action!! Not much in terms of acting/story etc. But a great action film! Is it me, or are the french some of the fastest speakers in the world? I was having trouble keeping :haha: Usually, I am able to read the subs with time to spare :shrug: Or maybe I was too tired :D

alfonsojose
12-26-2005, 05:10 PM
last night i watched "Just like heaven" with Mark Ruffalo :drool: and Reese Witherspoon. It's not that bad plus Mark showing more flesh than expected :devil:

alfonsojose
12-26-2005, 05:19 PM
I watched the second half of "Panic Room". I can't believe i couldn't recognize Jared Leto :drool: the first time, but he hides really well behind that hairdo and a cool acting.

flmmkrz
12-27-2005, 08:25 PM
Got a whack of dvds for xmas so been watching bits and pieces of some of my favorites throughout the last couple days but just watched Airplane again and it still has to be one of the funniest movies of all time.

NicoFan
12-27-2005, 08:31 PM
Saw The Family Stone last night with Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes (small part), and Diane Keaton. I really liked it, but it is definitely a chick flick (which doesn't bother me cuz I love chick flicks). I love Sarah Jessica in Sex and the City - I want to be Carrie Bradshaw...lol!...but her character in this movie isn't likable until about 2/3's of the way through. Sadder movie than I thought it would be, but very funny scenes too.

rosespower
12-27-2005, 08:55 PM
aham....but i saw somewhere that it was clasifiesd as a drama comedy...strange anyway......

Becarina
12-27-2005, 08:59 PM
Saw The Family Stone last night with Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes (small part), and Diane Keaton. I really liked it, but it is definitely a chick flick (which doesn't bother me cuz I love chick flicks). I love Sarah Jessica in Sex and the City - I want to be Carrie Bradshaw...lol!...but her character in this movie isn't likable until about 2/3's of the way through. Sadder movie than I thought it would be, but very funny scenes too.

I saw this movie too and I really liked it except Dermot Mulroney (everett). He seemed very flat and emotionless most of the movie. :shrug:

rosespower
12-27-2005, 09:01 PM
maybe that was the point with him....

Becarina
12-27-2005, 09:07 PM
maybe that was the point with him....

could be

NicoFan
12-27-2005, 09:07 PM
I saw this movie too and I really liked it except Dermot Mulroney (everett). He seemed very flat and emotionless most of the movie. :shrug:

He did seem emotionless. And not really my type so I couldn't understand either of the ladies attraction to him.

rosespower
12-27-2005, 09:16 PM
in the wedding date he was very charming....

Becarina
12-27-2005, 09:19 PM
I didnt really like that one

rosespower
12-27-2005, 09:25 PM
dont say that the scene when they were at the car dislike you...

celia
12-27-2005, 09:28 PM
saw "King Kong" yesterday. it is FANTASTIC. ***** (5 stars)

also saw "Fun with Dick and Jane". it was OK.

JMG
12-27-2005, 09:51 PM
Yesterday I saw Trainspotting. A funny Scottish movie. :yeah:

shotgun
12-28-2005, 12:34 AM
I watched the second half of "Panic Room". I can't believe i couldn't recognize Jared Leto :drool: the first time, but he hides really well behind that hairdo and a cool acting.

This movie was a bit disappointing for me. I expected much more from a guy that had previously directed Seven, The Game and Fight Club.

alfonsojose
01-07-2006, 05:20 PM
I watched " A History of Violence". Good acting but don't know why the fuss :shrug: ? Some sex scenes with no major purpose, and a cute teenager boy who reminded me of Andy Murray (i'll have to wait a few years to officialy post the :drool: icon next to him ;)

prima donna
01-09-2006, 07:32 PM
Who's seen "True Romance" ?

shotgun
01-09-2006, 07:47 PM
Who's seen "True Romance" ?

I've seen it. It was a Tarantino script given to a conventional Hollywood thrillers director, Tony Scott. While it's not on the same level as Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, it's quite an entertaining film, especially the first half. I still recall some great scenes: the ones with Bronson Pinchot (the rollercoaster one and the one he gets busted for cocaine posession), the one where Brad Pitt appears, and the one when Christopher Walken "interacts" with Dennis Hopper.

joeb_uk
01-09-2006, 08:58 PM
Watched a nice korean movie the other day:
A BITTERSWEET LIFE – DIRECTOR’S CUT VERSION

Also enjoyed a korean war movie:
TAEGUKGI – BROTHERHOOD OF WAR

Becarina
01-09-2006, 11:55 PM
Who's seen "True Romance" ?

one of my favorites...

buddyholly
01-10-2006, 08:49 AM
saw "King Kong" yesterday. it is FANTASTIC. ***** (5 stars)



I walked out early because the sound system was disturbing my nap. What is so great about watching cartoon dinosaurs doing the same stupid things over and over for about an hour? The Flintstones is funnier.
The lead actress looked like she only got the part because Nicole Kidman wisely turned it down.

alfonsojose
01-10-2006, 12:10 PM
I didn't like King Kong either. It was boring :yawn:

JuchuPati
01-10-2006, 09:51 PM
I didn't like King Kong either. It was boring :yawn:


I think I won't go to watch it. I couldn't stand 3 hours in front of the screen :retard:

Lebowski
04-25-2006, 08:53 PM
Rain is coming so I am gonna stock up on some flicks for 2 days straight. I cant wait. Greasy pizza, case of beer and hopefully not move a muscle.

Need some help with a selection.



Movies I have seen recently that I think are worthy

The Weather Man
Match Point
Lord of War
Magnolia
London


Please keep this thread light. Not gonna read through more then 2 pages.

Phunkadelicious
04-25-2006, 09:00 PM
The Constant Gardener... I think that was one of the best movies from last year... also
Hostile
Serenity
Goodnight and Good Luck
Red Eye

Seleshfan
04-25-2006, 09:03 PM
Rent (you can easily watch this one over and over)
Fun With Dick....And Jane (hilarious)
The Sound of Music
The Little Mermaid
Nightmare on Elm Street
Scream I

NATAS81
04-25-2006, 09:06 PM
Munich
Hustle & Flow
Jarhead
Crash
War of the Worlds
King Kong
Sin City
The Manchurian Candidate

El Legenda
04-25-2006, 09:53 PM
pulp fiction
Booddock Saints
Munich
Thank you for smoking
U571

Nathaliia
04-25-2006, 10:09 PM
The Godfather
Shawshank Redemption
Green Mile
whatever by Monty Python you catch
Full Monty
Just Visiting (I don't know if the Americans would catch this or that... it's a French comedy)

jayrhum
04-25-2006, 10:10 PM
Just saw "The Shawshank Redemption"...
Was wondering why it was ranked #2 on imdb's top movies list... http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
Now I know why :)
For sure, one of the best movies I've ever seen!

Neely
04-25-2006, 10:15 PM
The Crimson Rivers (original: Les Rivières pourpres)
The Ring I

Nathaliia
04-25-2006, 10:33 PM
Just saw "The Shawshank Redemption"...
Was wondering why it was ranked #2 on imdb's top movies list... http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
Now I know why :)
For sure, one of the best movies I've ever seen!
That's funny... I hit two first position, and definitely would give Godfather II as third, but just thought the poster is smart enough to go for the second as well :p

Plus some other category - Indiana Jones series, or "The Mummy" (funny)

There was a VERY COOL film by Mel Brooks - the version of Robin Hood, but I don't know the English title.

Neely
04-25-2006, 10:38 PM
I think this movie was simply named "Robin Hood - Men in Tights" in English.

justClaudia
04-26-2006, 12:09 AM
Walk the Line
Sideways
American Beauty
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
La Vitta é Bella ( can't remember the English title )
Cidade de Deus ( City of God ? )
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stand by Me
The Incredibles

Grinder
04-26-2006, 12:39 AM
Scarface
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Fight Club
Footloose
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle [If you want to die laughing.]
King Kong
Meet the Fockers

AgassiDomination
04-26-2006, 12:41 AM
Jenna and the Giant Peaches. :D

MisterQ
04-26-2006, 02:19 AM
Ghost World
The Squid and the Whale
American Beauty
The Wizard of Oz
The Shining
Thelma and Louise
Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)
White Nights
Jaws
Eraserhead :scared:
Amadeus (historically inaccurate, but i love it)


and for those of you who prefer high culture...

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective :dog: :cat:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Mars Attacks
Blazing Saddles
School of Rock
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Sparko1030
04-26-2006, 04:03 AM
Pride and Predjudice-the 2005 version(if you like Jane Austen anyway)
Syriana (if its out on video yet)
Kingdom of Heaven
Because of Winn Dixie (for kids but there's a lot there for adults too)
The 40yr Old Virgin
Elf ( a Christmas movie but a delight anytime of year)
any Laurel and Hardy movie.
have to add Elizabethtown
oh, and Amelie-another movie that is a complete delight!
The Right Stuff
Silverado
Like Water for Chocolate

artlinkletter
04-26-2006, 04:07 AM
Ghost World
The Squid and the Whale
American Beauty
The Wizard of Oz
The Shining
Thelma and Louise
Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)
White Nights
Jaws
Eraserhead :scared:
Amadeus (historically inaccurate, but i love it)
We saw that in our grade 7 music class and absolutely loved it.

My recommendations:
Shawshank Redemption (best of the best)
City of God
Face Off
Scarface
Speed
Roots -The whole series (OJ Simpson as a tribe leader is a must see. Plus any movie with character names like Kunta Kintai and Chicken George must be good right?!?)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Brilliant acting by DiCaprio, it's a pity his talent has gone m.i.a.)
The Lion King
The Outsiders (Once again, a movie with character names like Soda Pop and Pony Boy, is a must see. Plus Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, The Karate Kid aka Mario Ancic aka Ralph Maccio, and Matt Dilon are all an added bonus.)

Björki
04-26-2006, 05:40 AM
Memento

Washa Koroleva
04-26-2006, 05:57 AM
The big Lebowski :p

jmgsdoubsprtnr
04-26-2006, 07:40 AM
i just watched A History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen. it was pretty good.... the best part: the kid who played his son. he was so cute and looked like the french man who lived next door last year. oh how i miss looking at Charles. :lol:

another good movie is The Jacket with Adrian Brody.

has anyone seen Domino with Kiera Knightly (or however it's spelled)? i heard it was good and i want to see it.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
04-26-2006, 07:41 AM
The Outsiders (Once again, a movie with character names like Soda Pop and Pony Boy, is a must see. Plus Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, The Karate Kid aka Mario Ancic aka Ralph Maccio, and Matt Dilon are all an added bonus.)
it's a great book too!

Nikki♥
04-26-2006, 07:44 AM
Cidade de Deus ( City of God ? )


That movie made me cry. :sad:

lucashg
04-26-2006, 10:10 AM
This (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=62232) is a very good thread started by Shotgun Blues some months ago, I searched and read it all just a couple of days ago, and will bump it (unless someone else does) when I have a proper time to answer, hee. I hope it helps you as well.

I haven't seen a whole lot movies that came out in 2005, but I made a TOP10 of them anyway:

1 - Brokeback Mountain
2 - Match Point
3 - The Squid and The Whale
4 - Mysterious Skin
5 - Pride & Prejudice
6 - Sin City
7 - The Constant Gardener
8 - Good Night, and Good Luck
9 - March of the Penguins
10 - Munich


I think for those of you who like critics lists (to analyze, love, hate or laugh at them), They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (http://www.theyshootpictures.com/index.htm) is a VERY good site with a very interesting list of "Most Acclaimed 21st Century Movies" (http://www.theyshootpictures.com/21stcentury_films1-50.htm) among others.

JBrocks
04-26-2006, 10:11 AM
Lola rennt :D

The Pro
04-26-2006, 11:27 AM
Silent Hill :p

zicofirol
04-26-2006, 01:40 PM
Its pathetic that I cant remember names of movies I watch, I just cant, now when I see a movie I like I quickly go write it down so I remember what movie it is to rent it later, lol but I should keep those notes because now I cant remember the names of the movies :mad:

Anyway here are some that I remember

Memento
Everything is Illuminated
Donnie Darko
A history of Violence
Resevoir Dogs
pulp Fiction
V for Vendetta
Waiting (funny but if see it, a visit to a restaurant will never be the same)
The Squid and the Whale
Schindler's List
Kinsey
The Usual Suspects
Band OF brothers (a miniseries but the best WWII movie/miniseries EVER)

PamposCypriot
04-26-2006, 02:02 PM
Where boys arent 13 and Bad girls 7 :devil:

Because im in love with classic movies...

Where eagles dare(WWII with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood)
Gilda
Laura
The road show series(bob hope)
The Maltese Falcon
Citizen Kane
Out Of The Past
The Caine Mutiny
Rear Window
Vertigo

PamposCypriot
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Its pathetic that I cant remember names of movies I watch, I just cant, now when I see a movie I like I quickly go write it down so I remember what movie it is to rent it later, lol but I should keep those notes because now I cant remember the names of the movies :mad:

Band OF brothers (a miniseries but the best WWII movie/miniseries EVER)


Band of brothers.... Best WWII movie(although its series) ever. I bought the dvd package. 6 DVDS. One of the best brochures ever :)

http://www.dvdsource.co.uk/image/products/13006917.jpg

fadou
04-26-2006, 02:12 PM
mulholland drive
delicatessen (a movie made by jeunet before amelie poulain, i love it too) and all other movies from jeunet
irreversible ( not easy to watch it, trash)
tarentino collection
matrix 1
identity
la haine from kassovitz (rivières pourpres)
some indian movies
l'appartement :inlove: :inlove: (i'm a woman, so...) the american version is winker park with josh hartnett
ferme les yeux the original version of vanilla sky but i forgot the spanish title
i saw a lot of movies but i didn't say all the best

Cashif
04-26-2006, 02:34 PM
American History X
The Green Mile
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Crash

justClaudia
04-26-2006, 06:31 PM
That movie made me cry. :sad:

I know, it's very sad. :sad:

Delicatessen is one of my favs too. I love Jean Pierre Jeunet. :)

Carito_90
04-26-2006, 07:57 PM
If you really want one movie that drives you insane and will have to be watched at leasy 8 times until you finally get it, watch Donnie Darko.

There are many movies I like that have already been mentioned, I'll point out some that weren't.

Y tu mamá también
Dirty Dancing (Havana Nights)
The Diary of Bridget Jones (you gotta love it. :lol: )
Saw I and II.

I am sure I have others, but I can't remember right now. :lol:

Peoples
04-27-2006, 06:03 PM
OK so here is my favorite:

One Night in Paris - featuring Paris Hilton & Rick Salomon. I think the acting is great but lots of it is real anyway :yeah:

I was in this industry for 3 years so I know good quality :cool: