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#21 AkinaDragonKing

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:24 PM

I agree that most foreign films dont translate well into american cinema, especially works from asia, and i think a lot of it has to do with the cultural difference/language barrier.

 

Oldboy is a prime example of this, as the movie is basically a remake per scene (copycat) rather than really trying to evoke the same type of emotion and cultural relevance you got from the original.

I think that's part of the reason I didn't like the remake of Oldboy. Spike Lee did an okay job with referecing the source material but opted to do a shot for shot remake. It was a bit disheartening to see at first but it made me appreicate the original that much more.


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#22 zeophlite

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Just saw The Lego Movie, and that's definitely on my list.  I enjoyed The Winter Soldier.


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#23 mattdaddy2000

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

I just saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was awesome but then I love all of Wes Anderson's films.

 

I also just saw The Lego Movie. I was pleasantly surprised by it. I went with my 12 year old who was pretty eager on it. I swear I've had the exact same conversation with my son about him playing with my Lego that the Will Ferrel character has with his son at the end of the movie. Both my son and I had a good laugh about that.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Just saw The Lego Movie, and that's definitely on my list.  I enjoyed The Winter Soldier.


I just saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was awesome but then I love all of Wes Anderson's films.
 
I also just saw The Lego Movie. I was pleasantly surprised by it. I went with my 12 year old who was pretty eager on it. I swear I've had the exact same conversation with my son about him playing with my Lego that the Will Ferrel character has with his son at the end of the movie. Both my son and I had a good laugh about that.


At first I thought the Lego Movie would amount to a hill of beans, but it caught me by surprise. It truly had many hilarious moments, and it helped that Morgan Freeman had a part in voice acting! :P
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#25 Likliksnek

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:45 AM

So many interesting Movie choices :)  I will take some inspiration from your lists here!

I don't think I have a real personal ranking for movies.

I did love Avengers but I also loved Straight story, but probably wouldn't wanna watch them on the same day.

Princess bride is definitely on my list

so is the City of the lost children

Les maƮtres du temps (Lords of time or so in english)

Galaxy Quest

Con Air (yea really... For not taking itself seriously)

Dead poets society

Dune

and one open spot for all the great movies I forgot now ;)

 

Keep them coming!  :)

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#26 Doram_Baramour

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

Wow. My favorite movies? There are so many, and each for different reasons... Comedy, romance, drama, social commentary... I cannot possibly number them, but here are a few of my faves in random order:

I almost listed a bunch of other stuff, but I realized it was a lot of TV, Anime, Video Games, and generally not-movies...

 

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I also saw the LEGO Movie, and was very pleasantly surprised. It was a lot more sophisticated than I was expecting.


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#27 Drkstknight

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:33 AM

There are so many great movies out there for so many different reasons... here's some that come to mind from different categories but I'm sure i'm leaving out some amazing ones.

 

(In no particular order)

 

Usual Suspects

Inception

Memento

Green Mile

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Requiem for a Dream

House of Sand and Fog

Gladiator

Dark Knight Trilogy

 

and a bunch more of course that are not coming to mind..


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#28 Morfelin

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:16 PM

Dang, I got a lot of favorites. Top ten is difficult. 

 

1.) King Kong

2.) Unbreakable

3.) The Life of Pie

4.) Battle Royale

5.) I am Legend

6.) Gattaca

7.) 300

8.) Let Me In

9.) The Sixth Sense

10.) Bill Hicks-Revelations (Stand up)

 

That's all I could think of for now, I'm sure I forgot to mention one that ranks above these listed.

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

There is no way I would be able to rank these movies, mostly because I like them for different reasons...and later on I will realize I forgot to add one...anyways here I go.

 

1. Howl's Moving Castle

2. LOTR and Hobbit Movies squished together

3. Harry Potter Series squished together

4. Ratatouille 

5. Gran Torino

6. Leon: The Professional

7. The Terminal

8. Memoirs of a Geisha 

9. ZombieLand

10. The Breakfast Club

 

basically these are movies i could watch or have watched multiple times.


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#30 Gnazghoul

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:41 AM

There is no way i can number these. They are all awesome in my book. :)

 

Serenenity

The fifth element

Dragonhearth

Leon. The Professional

Shaun of the dead

Tucker and Dale vs. evil

Pitch black (actually all 3 in the serie. The Chronicles of Riddick, the movie "Riddick")

Tremors

The worlds fastest indian


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#31 Rosleen

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:59 AM

Zombieland :D Absolutly awesome film that


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#32 Gnazghoul

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:17 AM

aah yes i forgot about Zombieland, love those post apocalyptic themes. Also enjoy "The Walking dead" series very much.


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#33 Pecola1

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

What was that movie called... something like I-Legend I think... the one with will smith as the main character in a cancer-zombie filled town. Hes a scientist trying to find a cure.

Just looked it up, it's I-Am-Legend. 

That was a pretty good one.


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#34 Gnazghoul

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:23 AM

I like Will wmith in general,. Hes one of those guys where it doesnt matter what the rewievs say, i usually like the movie anyways if he is in it. Same goes for people like sean connery, and vin diesel


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:32 AM

Wow top ten IS hard to choose! Here's my top five:
1. The Princess Bride (my favorite by far)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (One of the few movies that stands up well to the book)
3. All 6 Star Wars movies (yes, I even like #1,2 and 3)
4. Jaws (just the original one)
5. The Incredibles
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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

Wow top ten IS hard to choose! Here's my top five:
1. The Princess Bride (my favorite by far)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (One of the few movies that stands up well to the book)
3. All 6 Star Wars movies (yes, I even like #1,2 and 3)
4. Jaws (just the original one)
5. The Incredibles

Oooh those are good ones! I've never seen Shawshank Redemtion though.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Oooh those are good ones! I've never seen Shawshank Redemtion though.

I would recommend it in a heartbeat! It's a great movie, and also Morgan Freeman.

 

AND IMDB really liked it : www.imdb.com/chart/top


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

I have to say you guys have a great variety of movie choices! I have seen a lot of them, but there sure is some interesting movies I going to see in the future, thanks for the inspiration! 

 

Personally I LOVE Quintin Tarentino, especially his newest 'Django Unchained'. Since I work in a cinema I have got myself a poster with the German  Christoph Waltz (Dr. King Schultz) from Django. 

 

I would guess the size of the poster is like 1,5 [m] x 3 [m]. I have linked a image of it (Y)

 

django_unchained_christopher_waltz.jpg


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:29 PM

That poster reminded me of two greats: Blazing Saddles, and Airplane!


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

Some great movies mentioned for sure, my favorites are mostly the quirky comedy stuff like Monty Python, Space Balls, Princess Bride, even the Black Perl with captain Jack Sparrow.  Here are 10 of my favorites, so many others come to mind.

1. Lord of the Rings

2. E.T.

3. Finding Neverland (almost cried in front of the wife)

4. The Matrix

5. Harry Potter (stop laughing at me)

6. Troy (would have been better without Brad Pit)

7. The Illusionist

8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

9. Kill Bill (not necessarily the cast just the fight scenes)

10. Ip Man


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