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Old 21-03-2006, 01:10 PM   #501
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I watched The Shining last night. It's a classic and still scary no matter how many times you watch it.
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Old 21-03-2006, 02:51 PM   #502
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Yeah I watched 12 Angry Men the oldschool one, I'm going through a Henry Fonda faze.

Agree, I saw V for Vendetta this weekend so go.
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Old 21-03-2006, 04:19 PM   Senior Registered Member #503
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Metropolis is amazing. And I know it's not silent, but it is Fritz Lang so Richard try out M if you can find it. It's a 1931 German film, one of my favorites.
M is one of my favorite films of all-time. I adore Peter Lorre.
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Old 21-03-2006, 04:20 PM   Senior Registered Member #504
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I saw Downfall, now that is a good film!
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Old 21-03-2006, 04:30 PM   #505
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For me it was "Hostel" (Quentin Tarantino) , I found it pointless.
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Old 21-03-2006, 11:46 PM   Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! Officer #506
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I saw She's The Man last Friday and liked it a lot. But I like Amanda Bynes, I think she's funny.

Tonight I'm seeing V For Vendetta for my birthday
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Old 22-03-2006, 02:03 PM   Senior Registered Member #507
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I saw Downfall, now that is a good film!

I loved that movie. I'm a World War II freak though, so that could have something to do with it. I liked the way they showed Hitler, it wasn't how movies usually show him. He's actually like.... human and stuff. I've read/heard that the movie stirred up some controversy for the way they depicted him, because he was a monster but this movie at times made him into just some little old man who seemed, dare I say... nice. Even though he wasn't obviously.
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V For Vendetta was awesome.
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Old 23-03-2006, 06:13 AM   Senior Registered Member #509
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he died with with a felafel in his hand a great movie about life 6/10
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Old 23-03-2006, 06:56 AM   #510
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V For Vendetta was awesome.
We went into Albuquerque to see "V for Vendetta" a couple of days after it opened. It's a movie with several "political" messages, not all of them rooted in the '50s when "V for Vendetta" was written.


V4V is "seemingly" a movie about one man's fight against a totalitarian state. I say seemingly because it really isn't that. The hero, "V" takes his name in honor of a beautiful woman who was murdered in a cell during experiments to develop a drug which would permit the villain to take over England. The villain is played to a "T" by the same person who played the Dictator in Pink Floyd's "The Wall". That probably helped, just a little. You immediately hated him, and almost anything a person could do to dethrone him would be OK. Even killing policemen, just doing their job.


The movie begins with the petite Natalie Portman about to be mistreated (and probably raped) by two "English Bully Types." The Bullys draw guns, Natalie threatens them with pepper spray, and "V" comes along and uses his fancy knives to chase them away.


"V" is out and about to make his announcement that Guy Fawkes must be remembered, and that V is going to finish what Guy Fawkes began one hundred years earlier. He is going to blow up "The Old Bailey & Parliament". But, he is going to do it a year from that particular Guy Fawkes Day, November 5th.

Spoiler: select to seeThe subplots seem to be that experimenting on people who are disenfranchised is wrong. They are disenfranchised if they disagree with the Dictator's plans, or if they are homosexual.

There were three or more major scenes saying that the homosexuals were the only people who were smart enough or courageous enough to "fight wrongs."

Another subplot was that it was OK to kill the policemen, even though they didn't realize that they were doing wrong, they were totally indoctrinated into the system, except for the ONE policeman who was the real hero of the piece. Nowhere does it imply that there could have been more.

Remember, it's a comic book. It is supposed to be a modern "Count of Monte Christo" and they even watch that movie several times in the movie.


I suspect that the timing of the release is going to count against it for "Awards". But this was a great Natalie Portman performance.
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Old 24-03-2006, 01:25 AM   Senior Registered Member #511
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SOme more about V For Vendetta. POTENTIAL SPOILERS

It was written in the early 80's in response to Thatcherism, not the 50's. The producer's and writers made it more about freedom and what is going on in today's world and less about anarchy and one mans quest for vengeance against those who experimented on him.

The movie for the most part did a good job of presenting many of the idea's from the graphic novel. But some of the change's destroy the message of the work which is why the writer Alan Moore had his name removed from the credits.

The ending especially is problematic. V was never intended to be a hero, V was an anarchist exacting vengeanceon those who experimented on him. Blowing up parliament was a;last great act of defiance against a totalitarian fascist regime. A reminder that all symbols can be destroyed and made meaningless.

I did enjoy the movie as a movie,though I wish it had followed the source material's politics a lot better, as an adaption it is only ok, as a movie on it's own it is really really good.
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Old 27-03-2006, 12:05 PM   Senior Registered Member #512
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I saw North By Northwest yesterday and The Godfather again today, both brilliant.
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Old 28-03-2006, 06:22 PM   Senior Registered Member #513
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In the past week I saw Vertical Limit and The Net. Both likable films. The Net was really good. I also watched Metro with Eddie Murphy and Never So Few with Steve McQueen. Never So Few was decent. I also saw Casino and Awakenings. Both really great movies. Last but not least, A Woman's Face with Joan Crawford and thought it was great.

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The Guns Of Navarone (1961) Great movie.
Dracula (1931) Mediocre. I almost fell asleep twice.
AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004) Without a doubt one of the worst films I have ever seen. Don't let this trash ruin the Predator and Alien franchise.
The Reivers (1969) Nice movie with Steve McQueen. Probably not one of his well-known pictures.
Tom Horn (1980) Decent. It was one of Steve McQueen's last movies he was to make.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) Great movie. A little lengthy but the ending made up for that. One of the finest I've seen from McQueen.
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Old 29-03-2006, 06:56 AM   #514
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there are a lot of fantastic films but thats I remember are 1.gone with wind 2.the sound of music 3.nothing hill(julia roberts) 4.domino 5.pride & prejudice 6.the others(kidman)
7.chaplin movies 8.dumb&dumber(jim carry)
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Old 29-03-2006, 11:50 PM   Senior Registered Member #515
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I saw Pink Floyd's The Wall- crazy ass film. Trippy... obviously.

We watched a documentary on gay black men in my film theory and criticism class today. It was interesting, it was told through poetry, dance, song stuff like that. I forget the title though.
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Old 31-03-2006, 01:19 AM   Senior Registered Member #516
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V for Vendetta. Holy shit*.

Brokeback Mountain. Holy shit*.






*Holy shit implies that Jacoby found the movie very amazing and suggests that you see the moving picture show as soon as possible
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Old 31-03-2006, 02:13 AM   Senior Registered Member #517
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Saw Lord Jeff and A Yank At Eton starring Mickey Rooney and Freddie Bartholomew. Both were mediocre but Basic Instinct was the real treat. I thought this movie was great. Simply great. A good intense thriller. Sharon Stone is just seexxy.

On Netflix.

GoldenEye (1995) I hadn't seen it in awhile so I thought it was great. And I still have not seen any of the early Bond films.
Flightplan (2005) I thought the plane was cool. And the movie isn't so bad either. So yeah...I liked it. A lot.
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Old 31-03-2006, 02:26 AM   Senior Registered Member #518
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I saw Capote last night....
It was a great story, and well-acted. Worth watching, but I don't imagine I'll want to see it again.
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:04 AM   Senior Registered Member #519
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I just finished watching Blue Velvet for the first time. I don't really want to use the word 'love', so I'll just go ahead and say that I really liked it. That, and it now happens to be my new favorite movie.
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:54 PM   Senior Registered Member #520
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In the past few days:

Bee Season: Which wasn't as great as I was hoping, but was still a pretty good movie. It seemed like it was trying too hard to blow your mind at certain points, but the story was interesting and the acting was fair, so it was worth a watch.


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This movie was awesome. It was really funny, and was a great drama.
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