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Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2


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#4951 camoor

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

^Its okay to when talking about the movie itself, but when comparing movies or talking about them as a whole, they shouldn't be sealed off in a little bubble of how they were at the time. I respect a movie like The Exorcist, but I wouldn't put it in my top horror movies, because it wasn't scary to me no matter how scared people were back 1973.


You're way oversimplifying it.

There is a difference between a movie that hasn't aged well (like Tron) and a classic - like the aforementioned Wizard of OZ.

There are all sorts of reasons why WOZ is a classic - for example the reason the movie went from black-and-white to color in the beginning is because in 1939 black-and-white was still commonplace, so the audience was tricked into thinking the movie would be in black-and-white. When the audience was then blasted with color during the dream sequence it really packed a punch.

If you don't know that you are missing a part of the movie, you are not understanding the full impact and emotion of that scene where Dorothy opens the door. It was basically the Matrix bullet time camera shots or Avatar 3D effects of it's time.

And if you don't appreciate WOZ then you will miss all sorts of references in later movies, references to ruby slippers, flying monkeys, and the iconic melting scene will go right over your head.

IMO it really is somewhat boorish to ignore the timeperiod in which a movie is made, you go right into the same category as mouth-breathing Michael Bay fanboys.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Wait, what? Isn't that more Heinlein territory?


Maybe as far as books are concerned, but Starship Troopers came out years after Aliens.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I'm not ignoring timeperiods, I'm just not using them to dictate how I feel about a movie.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Wait, what? Isn't that more Heinlein territory?

Maybe "popularized it" is a better way of putting it...kinda like the iphone! :lol:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

Saw Demolition Man today, since it was on during a Three Stooges Marathon. Saw the parts I forgot about since childhood. Needed more Denis Leary. Holy crap this movie is 20 years old this year.

They kept in the "Jeffrey Dahmer" line. I heard they took it out when they showed on TV years ago.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

Looper - Saw it in theaters, just watched it on blu ray. It's pretty cool to watch it a second time to catch little things that show similarities between Joe and the kid that you wouldn't have noticed until seeing it for a first time.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

I've had basically a movie marathon going since last night (minus sleep last night...). In order starting last night:

Casablanca
Sphere (turned it off about 1/2 way through, how did I ever like this movie when I was a teenager?!?!)
There Will Be Blood
The Prestige
Aliens
Terminator 2

Not sure where I want to go after Terminator 2 is over. Perhaps I'll dabble into Star Wars tomorrow? I dunno, but aside from that dreadful Sphere mistake, these are all some of my favorite movies. I think I might try to round out my top 10 over the next couple days of my vacation.

1. Casablanca
2. Aliens
3-10 (in no particular order)
Godfather Pt. 2
Office space
Lion King
Inception
Dark Knight
Sunshine
The Departed
Heat

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

Prometheus- I didn't hate it but I thought there lacked something. Not to say that it needed to have tons of horror/action because it didn't, but then again I felt like while it basically set up the alien movies, it felt to me that's all it did. I felt like I wasn't watching it for a movie but more so to get the story behind Alien or defiantly in the first hour it felt like.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Since RvB posted a top 10, I'm going to list 10 of some of the worst movies I've ever seen.

In no particular order:
Mortal Kombat 2
GI Joe
Fantastic Four
FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Attack of the Clones
Wolverine
X-Men: Last Stand
Brink!
Star Trek: Generations
Conan: The Destroyer

Some of my top movie orchestral scores in no particular order:
Dune
Dark City
Conan: The Barbarian
Batman Begins
Robocop
Superman: The Movie
Tron: Legacy
Star Trek(2009)
Back to the Future
Versus
Jubei Ninpucho
3:10 to Yuma(2007)

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#4960 moon_knight

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Since RvB posted a top 10, I'm going to list 10 of some of the worst movies I've ever seen.

In no particular order:
Mortal Kombat 2
GI Joe
Fantastic Four
FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Attack of the Clones
Wolverine
X-Men: Last Stand
Brink!
Star Trek: Generations
Conan: The Destroyer

Hey some of those movies are in my top 10 favorite movies of all time.

1. Casablanca
2. Aliens
3-10 (in no particular order)
Godfather Pt. 2
Office space
Lion King
Inception
Dark Knight
Sunshine

The Departed
Heat

Don't usually see some of those in top 10 lists.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

Which were your favorites in my list?

#4962 The Crotch

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

Well, Conan the Destroyer wasn't terrible...

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#4963 dmaul1114

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

I don't really have a firm top ten list. Off the top of my head, some favorites that would be in or near my top ten:

Pulp Fiction
The Godfather Part 1 & 2
Original Star Wars Trilogy
LOTR Trilogy
Inception
Braveheart
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Fight Club
Se7en
Silence of the Lambs

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Solid list dmaul. Godfather movies are up there for me too. I just pretend that 3 never happened...or at least I pretend to pretend that 3 never happened. The family tree turning into a circle still haunts me today.

Well, Conan the Destroyer wasn't terrible...

Pfft...maybe to a Canadian...

#4965 dmaul1114

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I don't mind the third one that much aside from that stupid plot line.

Aside from that, it's a solid movie and solid ending to the Michael Corleone story arch. Still no where near on par with the first two even if it didn't have the stupid cousin love shit. But not awful either.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Hey some of those movies are in my top 10 favorite movies of all time.

Don't usually see some of those in top 10 lists.


Yeah, I'm not gonna sit here and say they're particularly artistic movies or spectacular by any means but it comes down to the fact that I just can't get enough of them. While my top 10 obviously doesn't have the best movies of all time they are the top 10 movies I enjoy watching (over and over). I will say that Inception is still fairly new though and most likely to bow out of my top 10 in the coming years.

Sunshine, I love everything about it. I know a frequent complaint is the 3rd act swerve but with the cinematography surrounding that aside, I found it to be an interesting shift in the story.

Office Space never fails to cheer me up. No matter how shitty of a day I'm having, no matter how sorry I'm feeling about myself and life in general, I always get cheered up by that movie. I still laugh at a lot of the jokes and enjoy it.

As for today, my TV was on FX to begin the day and I ended up watching Role Models this morning (that movie was, and still is, better than it should be given the premise and how cliche it could have turned out). That was followed by What Happens in Vegas which was better than the average romantic comedy but still it was a romantic comedy at its core so it followed the same path. The premise made it more entertaining though and Rob Corddry (even though he was still just same old Rob Corddry) really stole the show as the support. The most surprising part of that movie was that I had no idea Zach Galifianakis was in it (once again, playing the same Zach Galifianakis he always plays).

Ran a few errands this afternoon and now that I'm back, I'm about 20 minutes into Godfather (pt. 1). I'd like to make it through both 1 and 2 tonight but with the cleaning I need to get done that might not be feasible and Godfather isn't exactly a "have it on in the background" type movie.

I don't really have a firm top ten list. Off the top of my head, some favorites that would be in or near my top ten:

Pulp Fiction
The Godfather Part 1 & 2
Original Star Wars Trilogy
LOTR Trilogy
Inception
Braveheart
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Fight Club
Se7en
Silence of the Lambs

Nice, I'd say that even though I don't have a few of those in my top 10, they're damn close to my top 10 (OG Star Wars, LOTR, Braveheart, O Brother, Fight Club).

Solid list dmaul. Godfather movies are up there for me too. I just pretend that 3 never happened...or at least I pretend to pretend that 3 never happened. The family tree turning into a circle still haunts me today.


Haha, I have the trilogy and I've yet to actually put pt. 3 in and watch it because I've heard it's so terrible it almost ruins one's opinion of the first 2.

#4967 dohdough

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

I don't mind the third one that much aside from that stupid plot line.

Aside from that, it's a solid movie and solid ending to the Michael Corleone story arch. Still no where near on par with the first two even if it didn't have the stupid cousin love shit. But not awful either.

True, there were some very solid performances. No where as bad as Conan the Destroyer.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Don't think I could do a half-way decent top ten list or anything. I know I'd put Chinatown and Twelve Monkeys at the top but after that it'd just be random good movies that pop into my head.

Pfft...maybe to a Canadian...

But... but I thought I didn't understand Canadian culture?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Haha, I have the trilogy and I've yet to actually put pt. 3 in and watch it because I've heard it's so terrible it almost ruins one's opinion of the first 2.

We already spoilered one of the worst aspects of the movie, so you're good to go. It actually makes the first two that much better.

But... but I thought I didn't understand Canadian culture?

LOLZ...you Canucks are so cute! Of course you don't or else you wouldn need us REAL AMERICANS to show you what REAL culture is.:lol:

#4970 moon_knight

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

I don't have a top ten, but here's a top six:

Memento
Oldboy
Fight Club
Pulp Ficiton
Taxi Driver
American Beauty



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

If I had a top ten it would go like this

1. LOTR: Return of the King
2. Blade Runner
3. Marvel's The Avengers
4. Pulp Fiction
5. No Country For Old Men
6. Batman Begins
7. Memento
8. All-Star Superman
9. Anchorman
10. Iron Man

There are others that I love that could've easily been on that list. And it would take me a while to make a top 10 worst list because I've seen a lot of shit (C Level horror films).
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#4972 moon_knight

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

^Someone must like superhero movies.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

I definitely have a top three:

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Pulp Fiction
Alien

After that I love these films, don't really have an order or anything:

Trainspotting
Amélie
Boogie Nights
Big Lebowski
Anchorman
Layer Cake
Donnie Darko
Bottle Rocket
Clockwork Orange
Sin City
Shawn of the Dead

I love these comedies but I dunno about ranking them anywhere

Office Space
Mallrats
Swingers
Old School
Bill & Ted
Pee Wee's Big Adventure

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

Saw Cloud Atlas last week. Was alright. Some story lines I thought were good others felt a little meaningless. With the amount of characters it felt like a long time trying to wrap things up. Visually I liked the Neo Seoul area. Actually that portion of the movie is my favorite (characters and plot arch).

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

What the hell, I'm bored. I'll do a top 10 movies list (in no particular order).

Se7en
Empire Strikes Back
American History X
Godfather
The Dark Knight
Crash
Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park
Back to the Future
Wedding Crashers

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Compliance

Definitely worth a watch if you want to lose faith in humanity. It only makes it worse when you remember that it's based on a true story and people are really that fucked up and stupid.

#4977 camoor

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

GI Joe


Am I the only one who didn't think GI Joe was that bad?

The 80s cartoon was goofy as hell and the movie followed suit. It was kinda stupid to make GI Joe an international fighting force but honestly it didn't matter all that much.

I liked it better then any of the Transformers movies.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I dont actually have a top 10, but here are some of my all time favorite movies that I can immediately think of (there's probably 50 more that I could pretty easily name that I like just as or nearly as much):

The Goonies
Back To The Future
Hot Fuzz
Good Will Hunting
Titanic
The Matrix
Catch Me If you Can
Office Space
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
Minority Report
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Most Disney/Pixar movies

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Some of my favorite movies:

The Matrix
LOTR trilogy
Hard Boiled
Star Wars OT
The Goonies
Full Metal Jacket
A Few Good Men
Ghostbusters
Fight Club
Minority Report
Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Chinatown
National Lampoons Animal House
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Godfather 1 and 2
Clerks
EvilDead Trilogy (duh)
The Shawshank Redemption
Die Hard
Marvels The Avengers
Reservoir Dogs
Tombstone
The Usual Suspects
300
Caddyshack
Aliens
Sin City
Rio Bravo
Escape From New York
Fistfull of Dollars
True Grit (original I still need to watch the remake)
The Big Lebowski
Young Frankenstein
Goodfellas
Dr. No
Silence of the Lambs
Once Upon a Time In China
Drunken Master 2
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

Watched both Pitch Perfect and Parental Guidance today.

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