Mens Tennis Forums banner

41 - 60 of 98 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,386 Posts
LOTR trilogy.
The Matrix (the first one only)
Gladiator

Usually watch these at least once a year.

Honourable mentions: Casino Royal, Children of Men.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27,177 Posts
TDK was great because the great script and Heath's great acting. He didn't look like a tryhard with cheesy lines. Many lines are memorable. The other actors were good as well.
The plot was ridiculous and made absolutely no sense half the time. Batman Begins is better than TDK.

How has no one mentioned Ratatouille yet? Shameful.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,647 Posts
Dark City > The Matrix
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,647 Posts
The plot was ridiculous and made absolutely no sense half the time. Batman Begins is better than TDK.

How has no one mentioned Ratatouille yet? Shameful.
Up, Inside Out, Wall-E, The Incredibles are better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27,177 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,647 Posts
Up and Wall-E fall off a cliff after the first 30 minutes.
Not every movie needs to rigidly follow a typical movie momentum of having a "climax" at the end. Both examples set the mood and tone throughout the movie.

The human MC in Ratatouille was a bore and was completely overshadowed by Remy. Also the "liar revealed" cliche was annoying.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27,177 Posts
Not every movie needs to rigidly follow a typical movie momentum of having a "climax" at the end. Both examples set the mood and tone throughout the movie.

The human MC in Ratatouille was a bore and was completely overshadowed by Remy. Also the "liar revealed" cliche was annoying.
Completely irrelevant. The problem was that the "setup" of both movies was infinitely more interesting and articulate and then the rest of the movie turned into a generic snooze fest that fell completely flat compared to the beginning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,647 Posts
Completely irrelevant. The problem was that the "setup" of both movies was infinitely more interesting and articulate and then the rest of the movie turned into a generic snooze fest that fell completely flat compared to the beginning.
You clearly didn't understand what both movies were trying to go for whatsoever.

With Wall-E, the beginning was played out as low-key, lack of dialogue with a focus on "show don't tell" scenes which contrasted logically with the uncompromising "human" element in the middle-half filled with more uninhabited dialogue and noise. What the contrast is trying to convey is emphasizing the film's environmentalism message and the fact that humans are to blame (obviously) for this. There's suppose to be a lack of sympathy and emotional resonance for the whole human world until the end of the movie.

The movie wouldn't be able to sustain its whole premise if the whole movie played out like from the beginning. If you like movies only like that, then stick with 2001: A Space Odyssey and would've been better featured as a short "film".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
My favorites:

12 Angry Men
Gone Girl
Fight Club
2001: A Space Odyssey
V for Vendetta
Taxi Driver
A Serious Man (2009)
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
American Psycho (2000)
Amores Perros (2000)
The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Bad Santa (2003)
Birdman (2014)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Catch Me if You Can (2002)
Inception (2010)
Clerks (1994)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Gattaca (1997)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Chinatown (1974)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Godfather trilogy (1972-1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
The Graduate (1967)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
In Bruges (2007)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Interstate 60 (2001)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Fargo (1995)
Vertigo (1958)
La vita è bella (1997)
Match Point (2005)
12 Monkeys (1995)
Memento (2000)
Oldeuboi (2003)
El Laberinto del fauno (2006)
The Green Mile (1999)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Shutter Island (2009)
Schindler's List (1993)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Se7en (1995)
The Silence of the Lambs (1990)
Snatch. (2000)
The Shining (1980)
The Departed (2006)
Jagten (2012)
The Pianist (2002)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Donnie Darko (2001)
The Game (1997)
There Will be Blood (2007)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
American Beauty (1999)
Whiplash (2013)
21 Grams (2003)
The Fighter (2010)
Sin City (2005)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Prisoners (2013)
Nightcrawler (2013)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
The Truman Show (1998)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,380 Posts
Best films I've seen:
- Death By Hanging
- The Dekalog (technically a TV series, but whatever, I'm counting it)
- Nights of Cabiria
- The Wicker Man
- The King of Comedy
- Annie Hall
- Ordet
- Kind Hearts and Coronets

and various others that I can't think of right now.

Favourites:
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
- Hour of the Wolf
- Europa
- La Planète sauvage
- Brassed Off
- Ghost World
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Don't Look Now
- Blood on Satan's Claw
- Chasing Amy
- La Chinoise
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,127 Posts
I failed big by forgetting The Wicker Man, especially seeing as I'm reading 'The Folk Horror Revival' currently and I just finished a chapter on The Wicker Man.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,262 Posts
e6i2WRreARo

I'm just going to pretend you are talking about the remake with Nicolas Cage.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,127 Posts
Need to see that and the Straw Dogs remake still. Looking forward to seeing Nicolas Cage's nuanced performance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,262 Posts
I've watched practically every Cage film, except for a lot of films he blatantly did just for the money in the past decade. The ones that are great:

Raising Arizona (1987)
Vampire's Kiss (1988) (probably in my all-time top ten)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Deadfall (1993)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (must watch, spectacular drama film)
The Rock (1996)
Con Air (1997)
Face/Off (1997) (epic performance by Travolta as well)
Snake Eyes (1998)
8MM (1999)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) (War - Low Rider and blonde young Jolie :worship:)
Adaptation. (2002)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Lord of War (2005)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) (one of the funniest movies ever, you can't go wrong with Cage as a crack addicted detective)

Oh yes, I love Cage :worship:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,647 Posts
I've watched practically every Cage film, except for a lot of films he blatantly did just for the money in the past decade. The ones that are great:

Raising Arizona (1987)
Vampire's Kiss (1988) (probably in my all-time top ten)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Deadfall (1993)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (must watch, spectacular drama film)
The Rock (1996)
Con Air (1997)
Face/Off (1997) (epic performance by Travolta as well)
Snake Eyes (1998)
8MM (1999)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) (War - Low Rider and blonde young Jolie :worship:)
Adaptation. (2002)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Lord of War (2005)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) (one of the funniest movies ever, you can't go wrong with Cage as a crack addicted detective)

Oh yes, I love Cage :worship:
I also really like "Knowing" as well. No idea why the critics hate it but I thought it was a superb sci-fi thriller.

The Rock is probably Michael Bay's best movie.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,655 Posts
e6i2WRreARo

I'm just going to pretend you are talking about the remake with Nicolas Cage.


One of the most hilariously bad movies of all time that your ever going to see.

This was one of those classic 'Hey,I did it for the money ok,' movies by Cage

I challenge any person not to break out into a giant belly laugh when Cage screams 'Aaaaaargh,my eyes' during the bee scene... Nevermind the probable hundreds that would fly in his mouth by him constantly opening it.


... This movie is also probably the alltime leader where a grown man belts the crap out of a woman throughout a movie... And I don't mean a slap either... I'm talking massive kicks to the stomach and haymakers to the face often thrown by Cage :) LOL!!!... And he doesn't discriminate... old woman,middle aged,young lady... Whatever.
 

·
Administrator | Chaos Theory
Joined
·
52,404 Posts
Surely you jest :spit:

Godfather 3 was necessary, I guess, to see the end of the story, and I don't think it was as much of a travesty as some others believe. However, it was not good, imo :lol:

Mine:

Godfather 1 and 2
8 Mile
Rocky 1, and some others in the series
Goodfellas
The Untouchables

So yeah, for me, Mafia movies and long shot sport stories
Tired of mob-films. The follow the same pattern. Scorsese has been boring too long ago.
Try this one for a change. Chinese gangster movie from Hong Kong. No beating around the bush with silly politics. It is to my mind one of the best Eastern classics (actually whole trilogy of this series is good) , and you won't be disappointed.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzh6f4_a-better-tomorrow-1986-pt-1_creation

A Better Tomorrow (1986) pt. 2 - Video Dailymotion

Pt 1


Pt2


Sequel is even better in action (finale sequence :worship:) but sadly can't find better quality that has subtitles as well

fEfAiHxgV0c

Or you can use this English dub which isn't too bad: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v3243683JtQTGdw
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,380 Posts
I've watched practically every Cage film, except for a lot of films he blatantly did just for the money in the past decade. The ones that are great:

Raising Arizona (1987)
Vampire's Kiss (1988) (probably in my all-time top ten)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Deadfall (1993)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (must watch, spectacular drama film)
The Rock (1996)
Con Air (1997)
Face/Off (1997) (epic performance by Travolta as well)
Snake Eyes (1998)
8MM (1999)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) (War - Low Rider and blonde young Jolie :worship:)
Adaptation. (2002)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Lord of War (2005)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) (one of the funniest movies ever, you can't go wrong with Cage as a crack addicted detective)

Oh yes, I love Cage :worship:
:yeah:

Vampire's Kiss is legendary. A much funnier spoof of yuppie culture than American Psycho, with a better central performance. It's a shame it is now mostly known for the "you don't say" meme.

I still can't believe Nick Cage and Werner Herzog collaborated for that Bad Lieutenant "remake". It's the best thing ever. Keeping my fingers crossed for Daniel Day-Lewis to appear in an Uwe Boll film some day. God knows he is hammy enough to suit Boll's histrionic and ridiculous approach towards filmmaking and life in general.
 
41 - 60 of 98 Posts
Top