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  1. Aug 3, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I've been scouring the video store lately due to travel.

    The Quiet Earth: I absolutely loved this movie. I think it's one of the best sci-fi films that I've seen in many years.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/

    The Far Side of the Moon: [French Canadian] I hate having to read a movie, but I loved this one as well.
    http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2683637
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2006 #2
    I know many great movies if you need something to watch Ivan. Nothing bad like GNAGL, I promise :wink:
     
  4. Aug 3, 2006 #3

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    I have a collection of award winning short movies to watch tonight. I'm sure that none will be as good as Marlon's movie, but I'll give them a watch anyway. :biggrin:

    Yeh, I should be going home soon, but I'm definitely on a movie kick now. Another one that I really liked was Cinderella Man.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2006 #4
    Hmmm, if you want boxing, you should watch Ali! :tongue2:
     
  6. Aug 3, 2006 #5

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  7. Aug 3, 2006 #6

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    I like The Dark Side of the Moon.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2006 #7

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    One I didn't see on that list was "Three Days of the Condor", which even by today's standards is an excellent movie. I liked the question, "do we have plans to invade the middle east?".
     
  9. Aug 4, 2006 #8

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    Ivan, have you watched "Memento"?

    A WWII tear jerker classic "Mrs Miniver"

    Ninotchka ""You are the unfortunate product of a doomed culture."
     
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  10. Aug 4, 2006 #9

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    I watched it, but it wasn't very memorable. My wife hated it until I reversed the chapters and played it forwards. It was too inconsistent, a problem with a lot of movies and TV shows.
     
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  11. Aug 4, 2006 #10
    how come i didn't see Tootsie on that list? come on! that movie is freaking amazing!
     
  12. Aug 4, 2006 #11

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    You like Top Gun and Armageddon. Get out of this thread!:tongue2:
     
  13. Aug 4, 2006 #12

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    I won't say that this is a great movie, but it has got to be the most frustrating movie that I've ever seen - Swimming Pool.

    I won't go into details about the movie, because it will give it away. Let's just say that this is the first ever movie that I've attended where, while the end credits were rolling, some members of the audience were yelling "Can someone tell me what the hell that ending meant?"

    Of course, I had the audacity to reply back "Go to Roger Ebert's website. He has a take on meaning of the ending!" In fact, a few members of the audience who had left, came back in and asked me again about what I said (they must have heard the "commotion"). A number of people even stayed around to "argue" about the ending of the movie.

    In all the years that I've been to the movie theaters, I've never seen that happening spontaneously. Till this very day, I cannot watch the ending of Swimming Pool, because after reading Roger Ebert's take on the ending, if he's right, it annoys the hell out of me because I felt completely cheated.

    Oy... even just typing about it makes me mad! Now I have to go find someone to whack on the head.

    Zz.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2006 #13

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    There are a lot of great movies, which are not on that list. I wonder if that list is more about popularity than the quality of the film. Some films are technically great, but have a weak story, others have a great story, but are technically weak.

    I agree with Jeff Reid - "Three Days of the Condor" is a great movie.

    How about Enemy of the State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman. I thought that was pretty good.

    Does anyone remember the Anderson Tapes (1971)?
     
  15. Aug 4, 2006 #14
    Thanks man, appreciate it. This movie thing is quite important to me. Anyhow, i am sure there are a lot of short movies that are better.

    Another very good movie is "C'est arrive pres de chez vous". It's a Belgian (Wallon, ie the French speaking part) movie that was shot in '92, i believe. The budget was very low but it was a tremendous success.

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  16. Aug 4, 2006 #15
    I liked that movie very much. "Walk the line" was a very good film as well. Johnny Cash was not that famous here in Europe before this motion picture came out but now his name is everywhere. Real good performance by the two head stars.

    marlon
     
  17. Aug 4, 2006 #16
    the man in the white suit was good
    Laydykillers
    Pink Panther
    Baron Munchousen
     
  18. Aug 4, 2006 #17
    I never said I liked Armageddon. That movie was trash.

    You should rent A few good men.
     
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  19. Aug 4, 2006 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    YES! That was a tough movie but worth it.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2006 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    I don't think Fred is into that sort of thing but you might check with Arildno.
     
  21. Aug 4, 2006 #20
    I didnt say Brokeback Mountain! :grumpy: :uhh: :yuck:
     
  22. Aug 4, 2006 #21
    A Few Good Men, indeed a terrific movie

    Just a pitty that Tom Cruise is in it..but Jack Nicholson...what an actor, no ?

    marlon
     
  23. Aug 4, 2006 #22

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    A very entertaining documentary film is "Dead River Rough Cut". It's about some old-timers living in cabins out in northern Maine, and trapping, cutting pulp wood, etc for a living. When the movie started, my wife said "I don't want to watch this one" and after watching it, she's recommending it to all our friends. The thing is, I am intimately familiar with the region and spent a lot of time there as a kid, so I recognized a lot of the movie's locations, including things that no longer exist, like the bridge over the Dead River.
     
  24. Aug 4, 2006 #23

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    marlon, I just watched your film. Very nice.
     
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    Thanks...I appreciate it...

    But technically, it's NOT my film. I am just playing one of the characters. I did not participate in the filming, editing or storyboard writing myself.

    marlon
     
  26. Aug 4, 2006 #25
    Probably my all time favorite film is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113277/" [Broken]. Nobody can touch this film as far as realism goes, it is very well thought out.

    By the way, screw the top 250 imdb. It is a decent gauge if you are looking for a film that might be good, but the imdb rating system is heavily skewed. You'll see new movies come out and they will jump up to a rating of 8. A rating that high should be reserved for something that can hold its own over a period of time, not something that's been out for a day. Also, if someone doesn't like a film (say they hate the actor), they'll often rate a film a 1. If a film gets a 1, it is should be complete trash. I've see a few films on imdb that are rated very low which I thought were ok. For example, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466664/" [Broken] received a 3.5. I didn't think it was a good film, but it wasn't that bad that it deserved a 3.5.
     
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