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

Well, there's the Christ-reference martyr bit* after he stops the train from going off the track and nearly killing himself in the process.

That didn't move me to tears though; instead I gawked over the fact that they were making a Christ reference. Christ reference!! Jeebus!


*He stops the train and is about to fall forward off the track, but the passengers save him...they carry him back into the car. Camera: looking down on Mr. Spidey lying on his back, eyes closed, arms straight out. CHRIST REFERENCE.
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Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:10 am UTC

Actually, yeah. The bit with the train was one of those kind-of moments. My choice was cry or cheer, and I cheered.

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Postby Belial » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:41 am UTC

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!


RfaD didn't even make me cry. It just left me an empty, crushed husk of a man. My friend Ezra and I just stared at the TV screen for, like, 20 minutes in total silence after it was over, and then finally:

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Postby Alisto » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:42 am UTC

In my opinion, Requiem for a Dream should be required viewing in middle schools across the country. Screw D.A.R.E., that would be much more effective.
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Postby Belial » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:43 am UTC

Agreed.
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Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:47 am UTC

I am the reason that film is now shown in my old high school's religious education class (R.E. also deals with the whole growing up thing).

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Postby Roffle » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:52 am UTC

I kinda liked Donnie Darko.

And Serenity.
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Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:53 am UTC

Both good films, although having seen Firefly makes Serenity so much better, mainly for the huge amount of character development.

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Postby william » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:55 am UTC

Am I the only one who liked the Matrix sequels? I mean liked as in I liked them better than the original. The original is just a fragment compared to the trilogy as a whole.
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Postby Belial » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:04 am UTC

Am I the only one who liked the Matrix sequels?


Yes.
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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:04 am UTC

The original Matrix is far better than the sequels.

But Animatrix was pretty cool.
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Postby Belial » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 am UTC

I actually didn't hate the first movie so much.
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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:53 am UTC

I dislike the Matrix simply because of those stupid people who watch it and think they're smart when they bring up VR/BIV type concepts.

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Postby damienthebloody » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:49 am UTC

lani wrote:Well, there's the Christ-reference martyr bit* after he stops the train from going off the track and nearly killing himself in the process.

That didn't move me to tears though; instead I gawked over the fact that they were making a Christ reference. Christ reference!! Jeebus!


*He stops the train and is about to fall forward off the track, but the passengers save him...they carry him back into the car. Camera: looking down on Mr. Spidey lying on his back, eyes closed, arms straight out. CHRIST REFERENCE.

the other thing about the bit with the train...i remember it not because of it being a moving moment, but for another reason entirely. the aftermath of the train crash is that the whole carriage is mangled and bent, and spiderman is being carried back inside, and someone lets of of one of the bent metal poles in the carriage, which immediately "spoings" back and forth, revealing that it is clearly made of rubber or the like...which made me smile, for it is in a great tradition, like the wobbly sets on dr who.
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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:59 pm UTC

Tonight I watched "The City Of The Lost Children". It's by the guy who made "Amelie" and "A very long engagement". It's very good, and would be quite funny if it wasn't so dark and uneasy.

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Postby Belial » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:01 pm UTC

Belial wrote:I actually didn't hate the first movie so much.


Err...I meant to say "the first *sequel*".

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Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:19 pm UTC

City of Lost Children is great, and incredibly surreal, especially the chain of cause and effect thing.

And the first sequel to the Matrix wasn't so bad, it just didn't live up to the expectations, sadly.

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Postby German Sausage » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:32 pm UTC

i saw city of lost children when i was ~9, and it freaked me out. lots. but it was awesome.
grave of the fireflies was really annoying. thats all there is to it. i don't like being hit with the sad hammer. bambi's mum raised not so much as a sniffle.
pan's labyrinth, on the other hand, and baz luhrman's romeo and juliet both make me cry. every time i see them. without fail.

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Postby Lani » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:36 pm UTC

Ha ha ha, about Bambi -

I have never seen that movie ever. When I was about 4 or so, my parents gave me a Fisher Price record player thingy that had the dumbed down version of Disney movies - yeah, even more dumbed down. So in my version of Bambi, the mom doesn't die. Not included one bit.

So for years when people talked about the mom dying being a pivotal moment in their early childhood, I had no idea what they were talking about. I'd always think "She's fine! They're running, jumping, and playing around!! What are you guys talking about?!" It took me years to figure out the truth. :D
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Postby damienthebloody » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:10 pm UTC

ah, city of the lost children...so great. i still haven't seen delicatessen - have been meaning to for ages. for those who liked the awesome colours and general unsettlingness of city of the lost children, or just the awesome colours of amelie, there is a marvellous and unsettling movie by someone else entirely called "the young poisoner's handbook". i recommend it.
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Postby Gordon » Fri May 04, 2007 7:24 am UTC

As I hate making new threads, this one seemed like a suitable movie thread. Go go gadget search button (just throwing that in there).

So I saw Spider Man 3 tonight. Here is my synopsis:

(2:50:15 AM) Gordon: Overall, good, some parts were... cheesey
(2:50:30 AM) Gordon: Like when they did the slow motion running past the huge american flag :P
(2:50:51 AM) Gordon: But I liked it... they kinda messed up a few things, not that anyone who isn't a freak would have caught them
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Postby SpitValve » Fri May 04, 2007 7:37 am UTC

Gordon wrote:(2:50:51 AM) Gordon: But I liked it... they kinda messed up a few things, not that anyone who isn't a freak would have caught them


Dammit, I'm screwed.

I never liked how in Spiderman II they totally changed the ending from Spiderman I... in the first one he was all like "I'm noble and I've realised that Mary Jane's safety is more important than my happiness" and then in the second one he's like "Screw it, I want my wimmins!". In fact, I didn't like most of Spiderman 2 at all when I saw it.. first one was fun though :)

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Postby Messiah » Fri May 04, 2007 8:03 am UTC

Loved Hot Fuzz. Made me, and the whole audience, laugh out loud more than I ever have. That was on the first day, so obviously it was people who'd been looking forward to it. I went about 3 days later, wasn't as amazing, just because the audience wasn't behind it. Still good though.

Gotta agree with the people saying 300, Fight Club and Memento are good. I also love Any Given Sunday. Just artistic.

Various people wrote:Apocalypse Now
Donnie Darko
Requiem for a Dream
Pulp Fiction
Bladerunner
Reservoir Dogs
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...All movies that I was REALLY disappointed with. After hearing so much about them, I just didn't feel they had anything worthy of their "best of all time" status. I know there's more that fit this category, but I can't think of them offhand.

My favourite nerdy movie - Primer. Especially in this forum, if you haven't seen it, you must. Goes deeply scientific and doesn't dumb down. Crazy twists. And, just impressive, considering it was made on about $2000.

Edit: Adding good movies, and another I was disappointed in.
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Postby Edna » Fri May 04, 2007 8:03 am UTC

I am going to offer up "The Jacket" I picked it up for a couple of quid a few weeks ago on a whim, watched it late the other night and had to fight back tears at the end.

Also first time I watched "Hostel" I was stunned silent and left with a nasty dirty feeling. I watch a lot of horror/slasher but this was the first one for a long time that actually bothered me, I think the only one before that was the first Nightmare On Elm street that I saw when I was waaay too young.

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Postby Messiah » Fri May 04, 2007 8:42 am UTC

Edna wrote:Also first time I watched "Hostel" I was stunned silent and left with a nasty dirty feeling.

Shocking storyline, first half porn, second half gore...but nothing can be better than those little kids beating that guys head in with a rock, for a bag of candy. Damn!
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Postby Edna » Fri May 04, 2007 8:45 am UTC

the way he has that dent in his head? Proper nasty.

Not sure what Hostel 2 is going to be like, some things just don't need a sequel.

Actually most things don't.

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Postby Mairead » Fri May 04, 2007 8:51 am UTC

Thy've already been mentioned, but Pulp Fction and Donnie Darko are quite awesome.
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Postby crazyjimbo » Fri May 04, 2007 11:54 am UTC

Edna wrote:Also first time I watched "Hostel" I was stunned silent and left with a nasty dirty feeling.


'Hostel' totally reminded me of 'From Dusk Till Dawn' Maybe it was the fact it had Tarantino slapped all over it, or maybe it was the messing with the genres, I'm not sure. 'From Dusk Till Dawn' is also one of my favourite movies. I'll not say too much incase you haven't seen it, but it's the most surprised I think I've ever been.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Fri May 04, 2007 12:18 pm UTC

Back to the Matrix:

As soneone who found the concept at least as interesting as the actual film, should I bother watching the sequels?
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Postby Messiah » Fri May 04, 2007 12:23 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:Back to the Matrix:

As soneone who found the concept at least as interesting as the actual film, should I bother watching the sequels?

The concept is gone by the 2nd. It's replaced by far too many Christian references, excuses for action, sex and CGI. That being said, the 3 movies together give the full, intended picture. It's not too bad.
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LE4dGOLEM wrote:As soneone who found the concept at least as interesting as the actual film, should I bother watching the sequels?


No, for me, the sequels destroyed the concept. Some things are just better left as a question, not an answer.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Fri May 04, 2007 12:28 pm UTC

I liked Sunshine, seemed like a fairly decent non-cheesy Sci-fi film, with less than totally outrageous science. I can't think of any actual complaints about it except that at the cinema I went to someone had scratched the tape, meaning there was a thin black line down the middle of the screen the whole movie. Barely noticable except where the screen was flooded with light, but still. Cool movie.
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Postby Verysillyman » Sat May 05, 2007 2:06 pm UTC

"Boys don't cry" deserves all the acclaim it got. I also watched "delecatessan" the other night, it's wonderful. The main guy in it is the guy who was thew clones in City of lost children i think. Pretty sure it is what with being same people etc.

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Postby Jesse » Sat May 05, 2007 2:23 pm UTC

Sunshine's problem was it tried to cram too many concepts within a film and never really explored all of them. It didn't help that most of the characters received so little character development that I barely cared about them whatsoever.

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Postby Hammer » Sat May 05, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

I spent today hanging out with my partner. We ate Indian food (lamb in cashew cream sauce) and watched Studio Ghibli movies. Whisper of the Heart and Porco Rosso. We love Ghibli.
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Postby Miike » Sun May 06, 2007 7:04 pm UTC

Ohhh my goodness I saw Hot Fuzz a couple days ago and I think I liked it as much as Planet Terror.


Well, almost.

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Postby mindless_drivel » Mon May 28, 2007 11:27 pm UTC

Messiah wrote:My favourite nerdy movie - Primer. Especially in this forum, if you haven't seen it, you must. Goes deeply scientific and doesn't dumb down. Crazy twists. And, just impressive, considering it was made on about $2000.


Primer is easily one of the best movies I have seen. I must have watched it 5 times within the first 2 days of buying it. Watching the commentaries only made my appreciation of the film deeper. Most of the scenes were only shot with one take, and I believe all but 5-10 min. of everything they shot was used in the final film. *Feels the overwhelming need to rush off and watch it again*

Children of Men, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and 12 Angry Men are some of my other favorites.
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Postby SpitValve » Tue May 29, 2007 12:42 am UTC

lani wrote:Well, there's the Christ-reference martyr bit* after he stops the train from going off the track and nearly killing himself in the process.

That didn't move me to tears though; instead I gawked over the fact that they were making a Christ reference. Christ reference!! Jeebus!


*He stops the train and is about to fall forward off the track, but the passengers save him...they carry him back into the car. Camera: looking down on Mr. Spidey lying on his back, eyes closed, arms straight out. CHRIST REFERENCE.


A bit of a late reply here, but when I saw that scene I just thought it was ridiculously cheesy and really unsubtle... I could almost imagine him posing in front of the flag right after that. In all, I thought the 2nd spidey movie was just silly and cheesy and kinda lame...

The bit in Superman Returns where he saves the plane was real cool though :)

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Postby mindless_drivel » Tue May 29, 2007 12:45 am UTC

SpitValve wrote:In all, I thought the 2nd spidey movie was just silly and cheesy and kinda lame...


That describes the whole trilogy for me. I've never understood why people have praised any of the spidey films so much. They're decent popcorn flicks, but that's about it.
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Postby peter » Tue May 29, 2007 12:49 am UTC

(I haven't ready any discussion in this thread)

I saw Hot Fuss a little while ago, and found it be ok. Some parts were good, some parts, not such much.

The parts where people's heads burst off, or someone gets stabbed with a hedgeclipper seem a little "over the top", or absurb, if you will.

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