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Title: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Ormannov on April 23, 2007, 10:46:14 PM
Hey if you see any sweet movies that you have seen lately, or you have some long time favorites, post them.


i just watched 'The Fountain' its directed by Darren Aronofsky. he directed 'Requiem for a Dream' and 'Pi'.
I really like it, not that means much, but i recommend each and everyone of you watch it.

anyone else?
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: chicken on April 24, 2007, 12:46:31 AM
Thats the one with hugh jackman and the time period things isn't it?
Hmm I have really only seen 300 and meet the robinsons of late. Meet the robinsons was....mokay but nothing that I'd rave aboot.
Im moreraving for upcoming movies, with drool worthy clips like Pirates of the carribean 3, and The invisible.
A movie that should have been released at some point somewhere ( bittorrent it IM sure is the easiest way *shifty eyes* ) is hum... "Renaissance Paris 2054" Its 3d but done in a kinda noirish black and white. It looks somewhat interesting from the trailers I have seen. So it might be something different to suss out.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: D. on April 24, 2007, 01:11:08 AM
Huuge fan of Starship Troopers over here  ;D

The most recent movie i've seen is 300, TMNT is on the plan soon, and then Spiderman..

But in terms of suggestions theres an anime - Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. It kicks. And Garden State (Zach Braff).
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: ~matt~ on April 26, 2007, 12:35:50 AM
i was really upset by tmnt..................animation/cg wise its great.............but its really played down for the kiddies.......
in my opinion tmnt was a let down to us oldskool lovers of those lil turties.
but hey i like goin to the movies to eat popcorn anyways so i dont mind seein the odd swing and miss:P:P
i loved meet the robinsons..............one of if not the first disney/pixar combo movie!!!
awesomely done story line and impecable graphics i love it ......... if your a fan of disney........this is a milestone  ;D
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on April 27, 2007, 10:32:12 AM
One animation I've seen recently (Released in 2001) that really caught my eye was Cat Soup directed by Tatsuo Sato. Runtime is about 30 mins, its very abstract.... VERY! Hard to explain....just watch it =D (BT will help youhrumrmumble)

Another couple I'd definatly recomend (for those who haven't seen) Pan's Labyrinth, Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas (Johnny Depps best film imo), Hellraiser IV, Evil Dead (1,2 and 3), Grave of the Fireflies and Akira.
I know they are widley known but just for those who havent seen them and feel like feeding their mind and eyes pure goodness.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Tara♫ on April 27, 2007, 08:48:56 PM
Renaissance Paris 2054 isnt to bad.. i got it a few months ago at EB.. the style is awesome and i'm a sucker for noir-esque stuff

i've recently just seen spun, human traffic and requiem for a dream (hm... is there a theme there?) which most have u have prob already seen, but i never really gave a chance... loved all three though...
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: chicken on April 27, 2007, 10:27:33 PM
oooer! I have human traffic spinning in the xbox ready for bg noise to animate to! :D
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Atcote on April 28, 2007, 06:47:26 AM
I've been getting into the Asterix the Gaul films; I can remember watching Asterix Vs. Caesar as a kid, and now seeing a couple of others, well, I suppose it would've been nice if they could've kept the dubbing voice actors kinda consistent (I prefer the Asterix Vs. Caesar voices the most).

The others I've seen were Asterix Conquers America (a dream of the French, I'm sure) and Asterix and the Vikings, which was apparently released last year. They're not perfect, but to someone who grew up with the comics they're worthwhile.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: D. on April 29, 2007, 09:04:31 PM
I've been getting into the Asterix the Gaul films; I can remember watching Asterix Vs. Caesar as a kid, and now seeing a couple of others, well, I suppose it would've been nice if they could've kept the dubbing voice actors kinda consistent (I prefer the Asterix Vs. Caesar voices the most).

The others I've seen were Asterix Conquers America (a dream of the French, I'm sure) and Asterix and the Vikings, which was apparently released last year. They're not perfect, but to someone who grew up with the comics they're worthwhile.

Asterix comics were the best... but i cant say iv ever seen any of the films.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: chicken on April 30, 2007, 12:03:00 AM
I've seen the live action ones...truly bizzare. But oddly entertaining. Hehe
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: D. on April 30, 2007, 10:38:14 PM
theres live action ones?? sounds really..... weird  :P
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Jabba_Wocky on May 01, 2007, 07:16:12 PM
Boondock Saints.

The Blackadder Series, All seaons

if you in civic video keep an eye out for a movie called Shaolin Soccer. Bloody funny kung fu soccer players. Some nice fx too.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: rdarnz on May 01, 2007, 08:13:07 PM
If anyone loves a good 'ole story of the good guys triumphing over the bad check out The Great Escape. Classic war film that actually hides a layer of true fact beneath it's Hollywood-styled exterior. One of my favourites of all-time, possibly because it plays every Christmas in England and we watched it as a family each year!!
Also on that note of Christmas movies, The Snowman; an adaption of the book by Raymond Briggs is some amazing pencil (I think!) animation.

As for other movies; 300 is definately worth seeing, TMNT didn't live up to my expectations, Disturbia went beyond what I expected and turned out to be a half-decent movie and of course Spiderman 3 - I'll pass judgement there very very soon...
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: chicken on May 01, 2007, 11:20:12 PM
Is Disturbia a remake of an old hollywood movie? I mean from the sounds of it its like the movie I've seen before. Plus the simpsons spoofed it way back in the "they get a pool" episode ("...your epidermus is showing") where bart goes cabin fevery and thinks that ned killed maude.
*shruggle*
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Pamz0r on May 03, 2007, 10:16:12 PM
The Great Escape, classic movie!
I'm not interested in TMNT, i loved it when it was a cartoon. The movie is just going to slaughter it.
Garden State is an awesome movie ^_^
I thought Spiderman 3 was excellent. I've also seen 300, and i didnt think it was all it was hyped up to be, the effects were not as good as i was expecting- especially that wolf... i mean... what the!
I'll just rattle off a few of my fav films,
V for Vendetta, Queen Of The Damned (awesome soundtrack too!) Secret Window, Kung Pow ^_^, Anchorman.
thats all i will say for now.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: rdarnz on May 03, 2007, 10:22:45 PM
Finally, someone else that respects The Great Escape as a classic!!
I love the movie; good to see it has more than one fan!!

Gotta agree TNMT was nothing near as good as the original cartoons; it explored a couple of the turtles' characters far too deeply. I'm all for backstory, but doing it to a character we know and love kinda destroys it somewhat...

300 was good, but not as awesome as everyone else seems to think it was; I mean the whole movie was a war; seemed a little tedious to me? Yeah, special effects for it were exceptional but the story was too simplistic.

Kung Pow - "Awww... How cute... BYE BYE!!"
I love that movie; very very very clever!

Anchorman is awesome too; but when it comes to newsreader movies Bruce Almighty is my preference!

As for other movies to add to my list; how about a few from my all-time favourite actor Tom Hanks; Toy Story (voice of Woody), Toy Story 2 (voice of Woody), Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and Apollo 13... Yeah, I reckon Hanks is amazing; and all of those noted movies have great storylines...
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Tia on May 03, 2007, 10:26:35 PM
I agree with Queen of the damned but i am rather Partial to Pitch black and the sequel more so, Chronicles of Riddick.

300 was really good as well. Great story line underneath all the death and violence.

I have the black adder series, oh yes, all of them as well as a few other choice movies.

I ahve seen ones mvie that i found really quite entertaining recently called "Death Trance" subtitled and a good watch, even if its just for the weird world and fight scenes!

Tia
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: rdarnz on May 03, 2007, 10:28:25 PM
Ah... Blackadder - LOVE IT!
And on a similar not; I've just been watching Monty Python and The Holy Grail!
I'm an absolute nut for anything involving British comedians!
British comedy = The best comedy!! (Yes, I'm objective, but that doesn't matter...)
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: UNGCO on May 03, 2007, 11:23:58 PM
Finally, someone else that respects The Great Escape as a classic!!
I love the movie; good to see it has more than one fan!!

Isn't The Great Escape already deemed a classic by the general public and critics alike? At least, that's my experience of it.

Call me a duffer but I absolutely loved the documentary that came out a few years ago titled "The Corporation". It really opened my eyes to the malicious nature of some multinationals and although poorly edited in some areas and overall, sluggishly paced, the insight into the machinations of companies has pretty much kept me intrigued since. Also, great motion graphics and animations to be found within.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Pamz0r on May 03, 2007, 11:25:12 PM
The Great Escape - one of my mums favourite movies, i always used to watch it with her. :)
John Clease is a ledgend. He is also funny in rat race, actually hes pretty funny in everything!
One holidays i watched the holy grail like very single day... needless to say i was quoting it for months afterwards.
it is awesome!!
I liked the movie pitch black, wasnt too into the chronicles of riddick though. the second one did about as much for me as the matrix revolution & that other crap matrix movie.  :P Just cant match the first one.
and i think sometimes if u add a sequal to a movie it takes away meaning from the first one.
I've seen a couple of episodes of Blackadder, but i find it really hard to see Rohan Atkinson as anything but Mr Bean.
Btw, when i was sitting in the cinema's waiting for Spiderman 3, i was looking at the various posters around the place, and theres a movie with John Travolta and Tim Allen...that is quite a combination. Road Hogs or somehting i think its called.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 04, 2007, 01:16:47 AM
When it comes to British comedy you need to see "Black Books". A bunch of crazy drunkards... what more do you want?

On the note of classics you can't go past "The Birds", "The Man Who knew too Much", "Citizen Kane", "One Flew over the  Cuckoo's Nest" (1975 and Jack Nicholson was already balding) and "And now for something completely Different" (My favorite Python Film).
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Ammon on May 05, 2007, 12:26:49 AM
agree, The Birds is a classic

you can't go past, the BBC Pride and Prejudice (i know technically thats a series, but meh)

Also Spirited Away and Howls Moving Castle.

Donnie Darko, Blood Diamond and Batman Begins

theres a sampling of the movies i recommend
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Pamz0r on May 05, 2007, 02:30:31 PM
omG! black books is teh sex!  :P
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Atcote on May 05, 2007, 07:32:17 PM
omG! black books is teh sex!  :P

Yes, I agree. I like to have sex with Black Books.
...
I also enjoy the television series. Just as a side note, since other people are including series here, I believe you can't go past Red Dwarf; sci-fi comedy at its best.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Tia on May 05, 2007, 10:54:48 PM
Ah Go Red Drawrf. I love cat.

Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Pamz0r on May 06, 2007, 12:17:45 PM
red dwarf... is also teh sex...
(that does not mean that i like to have sex with red dwarves :P)

But yes, i agree red dwarf is awesome!! :-P
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: UNGCO on May 06, 2007, 12:28:44 PM
The correct spelling should be "teh secks", not "teh sex" - that way, there's no confusion. ;)

This might just turn into a thread about television, but I'm gonna shove in "I love the old and new series of Dr Who (and the online flash versions like Shada)!".  Great show. It's teh secks.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Ammon on May 06, 2007, 12:52:26 PM
This might just turn into a thread about television, but I'm gonna shove in "I love the old and new series of Dr Who (and the online flash versions like Shada)!".  Great show. It's teh secks.

Dr Who is awesome, im really enjoying the new series. i Haven't seen enough of all the old series to make an official judgement.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 07, 2007, 07:13:33 PM
I guess since this has branched into series I thought I may as well mention "Texhnolyze" and "Cromartie High School", both anime and definatly worth their weight in overpriced madman discs. I must also recomend NOT watching "Neon Genesis Evangelion", 23 episodes of the main character being a bitch and low budget Mech fight scenes (yes I know its old but you get better action in Rah-Xephon), then a bit of interesting stuff... then a contriversial movie to finish it off.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Tia on May 07, 2007, 08:23:15 PM
I rather liked the neon evangelian series, i dunno, seemed to be really quite a good watch when it was late night, except the movie, it was twisted, its all on the cartoon channels, like bubblegum toyko 2040 lol. I love the boomer boots.

Maybe im just sad.

Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Atcote on May 07, 2007, 09:47:45 PM
I rather liked the neon evangelian series, i dunno, seemed to be really quite a good watch when it was late night, except the movie, it was twisted, its all on the cartoon channels, like bubblegum toyko 2040 lol. I love the boomer boots.

Maybe im just sad.



Maybe, but Bubblegum Crisis 2040 was the first adult anime I was introduced to when it was on SBS. Ah, the first experience of detail-less animated boobs...
Also, I liked Neon Genesis, but the ending was kinda blown apart, mostly because of dissatisfaction (to the point of death threats) with the series' ending, so they created the movie as a type of really expensive 'I'm sooooo sorry!'
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 07, 2007, 10:02:52 PM
The only good part of Evangelion was the last 2 - 3 eps and the 2nd movie. After watching much... MUCH better series I have grown a personal hatred towards it, one series in particular that turned me was RahXephon. To put it as basically as possible (but this may spark debate) RahXephon is Evangelion with a bigger budget, better concepts, more action AND a main character that ISNT a whinny little bitch.
Watch it and hopefully you'll understand.

Bah... back to movies

I highly recomend Hot Fuzz, made by the same group that gave us Shawn of the Dead... it made my top 10 in an instant. Anyone else seen it and liked/dissliked it?
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: zam on May 08, 2007, 06:43:33 PM
massive fan of evangelion!  was basically my bible through years 7-9 or so.  watched rahxephon too but it just didnt click for me the way eva did.  the characters were just so bland.  i fell asleep countless times trying to get through the series!  as far as the concepts and stories go i far preferred eva too, it just seemed so much more powerful.  oh well just my 2 cents...
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 08, 2007, 07:23:54 PM
My dissliking for Eva has also been fueled by groups of fanboys who deem this series "the greatest series ever", It makes me wanna remove their vocal cords cause they dont deserve the right to speech. You just can't call one series the best with such a vast range of styles and genres.

Well it all comes down to personal prefference. It appears my views are very one sided and full of poison... The way i like em!


Oh, i also just... obtained Puni Puni Poemi. If you watched and loved Excell Saga then this is another you'll love (It has Nabeshin in it!!). Made by the same people and voice actors. Only sad part is it goes for a whopping 2 30 min episodes.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: zam on May 11, 2007, 12:20:00 PM
yea Puni Puni Poemi is a crackup!
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: LASERSPEWPEW on May 19, 2007, 06:01:51 PM
Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are awesome - I want to check out Spaced, which is a TV series made by the same guys.

Fight Club is the greatest movie ever created. SE7EN (by the same director, David Fincher), is also an excellent film.

I loved Requiem for a Dream, but haven't seen any of Darren Aronofsky's other films.

Pretty much anything that's a British comedy is hilarious, except Little Britain, which is just tacky.

I also really liked the TV Show Firefly and it's movie sequel Serenity.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: rdarnz on May 22, 2007, 11:42:02 PM
I have to dispute that Little Britain comment; its' tackiness is part of Britain today... Believe me; I'm a Pom and quite willingly state that Britain really isn't that much better than it is portrayed in Little Britain.

And the characterisations do legitimately take advantage of all the stereotypes that hold so true in Britain. The Fat Fighters Club, the Indian people 'can't understand', the kids in trackies thinking they're tough, the gays... That is pretty much a picture of how Britian is!
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Coma1 on May 23, 2007, 08:56:27 AM
Tthere is only one movie I could possibly reccomend as essential viewing.

Bad Boy Bubby...

go out immediately and hire it.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: LASERSPEWPEW on May 23, 2007, 11:50:56 AM
I have to dispute that Little Britain comment; its' tackiness is part of Britain today... Believe me; I'm a Pom and quite willingly state that Britain really isn't that much better than it is portrayed in Little Britain.

And the characterisations do legitimately take advantage of all the stereotypes that hold so true in Britain. The Fat Fighters Club, the Indian people 'can't understand', the kids in trackies thinking they're tough, the gays... That is pretty much a picture of how Britian is!

Doesn't mean I find it funny.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 27, 2007, 02:05:17 AM
I have to dispute that Little Britain comment; its' tackiness is part of Britain today... Believe me; I'm a Pom and quite willingly state that Britain really isn't that much better than it is portrayed in Little Britain.

And the characterisations do legitimately take advantage of all the stereotypes that hold so true in Britain. The Fat Fighters Club, the Indian people 'can't understand', the kids in trackies thinking they're tough, the gays... That is pretty much a picture of how Britian is!

Doesn't mean I find it funny.

But it does mean you missunderstand the series... you don't find it funny cause you don't get it.... or cause your a proddy XD .. jkjk


Gah I've been getting excited these last few days. Just found out that George Romero is planning to release his next film this year!!!! its called "Diary of the Dead". The interesting thing about it is that it's set the same night as "Night of the Living Dead". That says to me its either going to be a complete success or a massive flop. The most dissapointing part is I havn't seen Tom Savini's name on the cast and crew at all =(.
Gregory Nicotero at least is doing the special effect again... I like his zombies... his effects are nothing compared to Savinis work though (did the effects for "Dawn of the Dead" 1978).

gah too much rantage..... sleep time.
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: UNGCO on May 27, 2007, 04:33:12 PM
But it does mean you missunderstand the series... you don't find it funny cause you don't get it.... or cause your a proddy XD .. jkjk

Or it means that his sense of humour differs to that of others. :P

Anyway, "Dairy of the Dead" eh? So about the cheese and milk they consume? Should be hilarious! Spelling mistake much? :D
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: chicken on May 27, 2007, 05:24:53 PM
lactose intolerant zombies.....skim brains...skim braaaaaaaaaains!
Title: Re: movies that you would recommend
Post by: Atcote on May 27, 2007, 06:22:16 PM
The German parody film Manitou's Shoe (or Der Schuh des Manitu) is one of my favorite foreign language comedies just for its pure wackiness. It's a very silly sort of Western Comedy, but despite being a German film, it appears to support a budget (or a better USE of budget) than many comedies being produced here. It's not for everyone, but I enjoyed it immensely.