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Great movie I just saw.

Postby Gelsamel » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:08 am UTC

Hot Fuzz.

Simply put:


BEST. MOVIE. EVER.

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Postby Aoeniac » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:18 am UTC

Having worked at a video store for many years, I have very demanding taste in films.

Silver halide tastes the best in my opinion.


Oh, but if it's movies... I can't really consider any movie the best movie ever unless it can make me use my real laugh (much louder than what I normally fake), can make me cry when I'm explicitly trying not to, and can make me so angry I punch something like a table or chair.

2/3 is a great movie.

1/3 is a good movie.

I've never heard of "Hot Fuzz", but it sounds like an incredibly suggestive title for what is probably an incredibly mundane concept. It's because I'm from the USA that I've never heard of this, isn't it? Goddamnit...

Well I'm sure it's a nice movie. It doesn't matter how great a movie is if nobody thinks it's good anyway!
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Postby Gelsamel » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:21 am UTC

http://www.hotfuzz.com/

Without giving anything away.... the climax = SUPER-CLIMAX that just KEEPS ON GOING!

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Postby Gelsamel » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:28 am UTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7J_vYN5ZkY

Is a good streaming trailer.

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Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:42 am UTC

It is from the guys who did Shaun of the Dead, it's a pretty amusing film that does well to capture, and parody, many of the most well-known buddy-cop films around.

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Postby evilbeanfiend » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:07 am UTC

Jesster wrote:It is from the guys who did Shaun of the Dead, it's a pretty amusing film that does well to capture, and parody, many of the most well-known buddy-cop films around.


it is by the very same - they also did spaced which was v.good too http://www.spaced-out.org.uk/

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Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:12 am UTC

I know, got both series on DVD.

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Postby Verysillyman » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:39 am UTC

Heh, when I read the title of the thread, I thought to myself "He must be talking about 'Hot Fuzz', that movie was way cool!". I was not disappointed. Fascist.

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Postby Gelsamel » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:47 am UTC

Great minds think alike, hag.

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Postby hermaj » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:58 am UTC

Jesster wrote:It is from the guys who did Shaun of the Dead, it's a pretty amusing film that does well to capture, and parody, many of the most well-known buddy-cop films around.


I've never seen that, but I really want to, is it any good? My hairy ex would not allow me to see it because he claimed it would terrify me, so I missed out when it was in cinemas. I got through Dawn of the Dead reasonably okay though. :?

Also I do really want to see Hot Fuzz, I saw the reviews and trailers on At The Movies and it looked excellent.
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Postby Hawknc » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:01 pm UTC

Shaun of the Dead is hilarious right up until the end when it's kinda sad. I get the feeling you'll love it even more if you've watched a lot of zombie movies, which I haven't.

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Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:03 pm UTC

Watch both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, they get a bbit gruesome but are otherwise hilarious.

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Postby evilbeanfiend » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:43 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:
I've never seen that, but I really want to, is it any good? My hairy ex would not allow me to see it because he claimed it would terrify me, so I missed out when it was in cinemas. I got through Dawn of the Dead reasonably okay though. :?



yep - its probably got slightly less gruesome bits than the average zombie flick, its a lot more dialogue driven for starters. plus there is lots of humour obviously :D

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Postby shadebug » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:16 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:
Jesster wrote:It is from the guys who did Shaun of the Dead, it's a pretty amusing film that does well to capture, and parody, many of the most well-known buddy-cop films around.


I've never seen that, but I really want to, is it any good? My hairy ex would not allow me to see it because he claimed it would terrify me, so I missed out when it was in cinemas. I got through Dawn of the Dead reasonably okay though. :?

Also I do really want to see Hot Fuzz, I saw the reviews and trailers on At The Movies and it looked excellent.


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Postby Coruscate » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:20 pm UTC

I wouldn't say Hot Fuzz was "BEST. MOVIE. EVER"

I mean, it's alright but I think there's plenty other movies that go for the BEST. MOVIE. EVER post, like Amelie, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club...

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Postby Belial » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:23 pm UTC

Amelie, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club...


Disagree strongly, haven't seen, Agree in the most serious way possible.

In that order.
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Postby Coruscate » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:26 pm UTC

Amelie strongly depends on your mood I think, as does A Very Long Engagement.

Other best movie evers have to be Big Lebowski, Fargo, City Of God, Saving Private Ryan...

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Postby Belial » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:28 pm UTC

Big Lebowski, Fargo, City Of God, Saving Private Ryan...


Agree, Agree, Need to see, Need to see.
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Postby parsonsb » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:38 pm UTC

Brasil is a great movie

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Postby Coruscate » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:38 pm UTC

City of God

oh and Underground

Totally crazy Yugoslavian film, it's WW2 and people are hiding in a cellar making weapons, only one of them keeps going back up to sell them and while his friends are slaving away, he's getting really rich, so of course he doesn't want to let them back up, even after the war finishes. When they break out, it's right in the middle of a WW2 re enactment and they think the war really has been going on all this time. Lots of mad singing in it as well, and a nuts ending.

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Postby Belial » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:39 pm UTC

I just need to slip this in here:

Equilibrium.

Not the most original movie ever, but I've never seen a "futuristic dystopia" movie that was quite so badass.

Fuck the matrix.
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Postby Lani » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:49 pm UTC

I have to add a movie to this list -In the Mood for Love. It is legitimately a gorgeous movie and completely in tradition Asian for the arts, where the journey of the movie is far more important that the ending. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, or - as my friend put it - if you haven't seen it, my god, what have you been doing with your life?!
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Postby Ren » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:37 pm UTC

Best Movies Ever: Cool Hand Luke; Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; Apocalypse Now; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; The Princess Bride
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Postby OmenPigeon » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:38 pm UTC

Belial wrote:Equilibrium.

Not the most original movie ever, but I've never seen a "futuristic dystopia" movie that was quite so badass.

Fuck the matrix.


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The BEST MOVIE EVER, though, is clearly Harold and Maude. The first time I watched it was at a Halloween party. I was about eight, and for some reason my father had been tasked with choosing a movie for the kids to watch. He can't stand horror movies. He decided, and I still have no idea why, that a bunch of tired grade-schoolers would be best served with an artsy little flick from the 70s. My father is sometimes a little strange.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:05 pm UTC

I am slipping in the foriegn films here.

Watch La Haine, Pan's Labyrinth, Seven Samurai, Rashomon.

Also, wath Ryuhei Kitamura's Versus as well for characters with no names and some really strange fight scenes/plot.

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Postby DeLarge » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:43 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:I am slipping in the foriegn films here.

Watch La Haine, Pan's Labyrinth, Seven Samurai, Rashomon.

Also, wath Ryuhei Kitamura's Versus as well for characters with no names and some really strange fight scenes/plot.


Woo for Pan's Labyrinth, that movie was incredible. Another good recent movie was Children of Men, I just got around to seeing that and I loved it. I'm pretty sure the setting sealed the deal because that sorta-near dystopian England is easy for me to imagine for some reason (never been to England, would like to.... before it turns into that :))

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Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:51 pm UTC

England is permanently on the brink of dystopia.

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Postby bbctol » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:35 pm UTC

"Children of Men" was excellent, though the ending left some stuff lacking for me. And do I have a filthy mind, or does "Hot Fuzz" sound like a pornographic name?

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Postby t3hcanadian » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:05 pm UTC

great movie i recently saw...
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Postby Nonmus » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:48 pm UTC

Coruscate wrote:I wouldn't say Hot Fuzz was "BEST. MOVIE. EVER"

I mean, it's alright but I think there's plenty other movies that go for the BEST. MOVIE. EVER post, like Amelie, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club...


You just listed three of my favorites. I rarely watch (let alone buy) movies, but these are certainly in my collection. Shaun of the Dead is among my favs too, so I'm interested in Hot Fuzz. This thread just adds to the hype. :D
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Postby Alisto » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:53 pm UTC

I just posted this list of must-see movies on another forum:

Fight Club
Shawshank Redemption
The Matrix (pretend the sequels don't exist)
Memento
Requiem for a Dream
Se7en
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Grave of the Fireflies
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Professional
Boondock Saints
Perfect Blue (the shrink in you will love this one)
My Sassy Girl
Saving Face
Office Space
Falling Down

Obviously there are things I left out, but that's what came to mind first.

For the record, my award for Best Tear-Jerker is shared by Pay It Forward and Grave of the Fireflies.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:56 pm UTC

I have seen all of those films, and Grave of the Fireflies is sadder than Pay It Forward, at least in PIF you had the satisfaction of knowing that he changed people's lives. GotF is just unrelentingly punishing.

That said, Requiem for a Dream makes me cry every time, when he's on the phone to his girlfriend. "Just come home." Damn it I am actually starting to cry now, this is all your fault!

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Postby Lani » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:56 pm UTC

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Postby Alisto » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:59 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:I have seen all of those films, and Grave of the Fireflies is sadder than Pay It Forward, at least in PIF you had the satisfaction of knowing that he changed people's lives. GotF is just unrelentingly punishing.

That said, Requiem for a Dream makes me cry every time, when he's on the phone to his girlfriend. "Just come home." Damn it I am actually starting to cry now, this is all your fault!


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I am 100% fine with Pay It Forward up until the candlelight vigil. It gets me every. Single. Time.

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Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:01 am UTC

I know, we watched it in class back in high school and I cried then. Will people stop bringing up films that make me cry? I feel like I am not seeming very manly right now, I may have to chop down a tree or something.

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Postby Coruscate » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:05 am UTC

Jesster wrote:I have seen all of those films, and Grave of the Fireflies is sadder than Pay It Forward, at least in PIF you had the satisfaction of knowing that he changed people's lives. GotF is just unrelentingly punishing.



There is no purpose to GotF as a film other than to make you totally and utterly miserable

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Postby Alisto » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:05 am UTC

Jesster wrote:I know, we watched it in class back in high school and I cried then. Will people stop bringing up films that make me cry? I feel like I am not seeming very manly right now, I may have to chop down a tree or something.


This should probably go in the confession thread, but I'll post it here to make you feel better:

I cried during Spider-Man 2.

...twice.

Not sobbing or bawling, mind you. But there were tears... oh, there were tears. And that marked about the third time I've cried in the past twelve years. (I don't count Pay It Forward because that gets me more misty-eyed and choked up than actual flowing tears)
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Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:06 am UTC

Okay, what? I cannot even think of any sad bits in Spider-Man 2, it is all a bit feel-goody. (Unlike Jeph Loeb's graphic novel Spider-Man: Blue, which does induce tears).

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Postby bbctol » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:09 am UTC

Wait, Spiderman 2? When are the sad parts? That movie was almost funny with its over-the-top antics.
Then again, I cry in happy movies too. Even documentaries.

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Postby Alisto » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:09 am UTC

I'm a big Spider-Man fan. The two moments that got me:

1. After he saves the train. The crowd lifts him over their heads and his identity is revealed. "Don't worry, we won't tell anyone."

2. When he's holding the wall up from crushing Mary Jane, and she sees that it's Peter.

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