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Kurtis Trent
20th Jul 2002, 18:18
Ok, just list your top 5 movies you've ever seen starting with #1.


1. Harry Potter
2. Lara Croft Tomb Raider
3. Spider-Man
4. X-Men
5. Titanic




what are yours?

Deekman
20th Jul 2002, 19:01
Not in any particular order:

Jaws
Nightmare Before Christmas
Toy Story (I and II)
Silence of the Lambs
Men in Black

among others

LARAMANIAC
20th Jul 2002, 19:58
Mine aren't in any particular order either:-

Braveheart
Interview with the Vampire (despite Tom Cruise)
Silence of the Lambs
The Game (Michael Douglas movie absolutely brilliant)
Flatliners

I could go on but you said five these are those at the moment anyway - LOL!!!

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Kurtis Trent
20th Jul 2002, 20:07
keep on listin if ya want.

rocconorth
20th Jul 2002, 21:25
Not in any particular order:

Braveheart (I agreed with somebody out there)
Schiendler's List
The Empire Stikes Back
Pulp Fiction
This Is Spinal Tap

rocconorth
20th Jul 2002, 21:28
Originally posted by LARAMANIAC
Mine aren't in any particular order either:-

Braveheart
Interview with the Vampire (despite Tom Cruise)
Silence of the Lambs
The Game (Michael Douglas movie absolutely brilliant)
Flatliners


That's really cool. I mentioned Braveheart in my post as well. I almost included "The Game" as well.(I don't think many people have seen it, but they should) The other movies you mentioned are all great as well. I guess great minds think alike.:D

outkast
21st Jul 2002, 01:03
NOT IN ORDER

the rock
spider-man
tomb raider
saving private ryan
patriot
MI:2

tomb_raiding
21st Jul 2002, 01:26
IN ORDER :


MATRIX
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Charlie's Angels
The End of Days
Gone in 60 Seconds


:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

EddyBones
21st Jul 2002, 01:49
No particular order:
Tomb Raider
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars Ep. 2
Pfff, I don't know what else. I don't watch movies

DaveJ
21st Jul 2002, 08:15
The Thomas Crown Affair (new version)
Ghost in the Shell
Lost Highway
Fight Club
Apocalypse Now

LARAMANIAC
21st Jul 2002, 11:41
Originally posted by rocconorth


That's really cool. I mentioned Braveheart in my post as well. I almost included "The Game" as well.(I don't think many people have seen it, but they should) The other movies you mentioned are all great as well. I guess great minds think alike.:D

I have met so many like minds in my short time here!!! It never fails to amaze how many like minds are actually out there!! LOL!!

BTW The funniest movie I have seen in a while was - Something About Mary!!! The hair-gel scene is absolutely fantastic!!!!

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coyotekid
21st Jul 2002, 18:05
Action
- The Matrix
- Minority Report
- End Of Days
- Resident Evil
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Drama
- Original Sin
- Training Day
- The Net
- The Others
- Enough
Comedy
- Scary Movies
- Rat Race
Romantic
- Coyote Ugly

Aquarius
21st Jul 2002, 18:16
My favorites would have to be:

Amelié
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Tomb Raider
Erin Brockovich
Shrek (lol!)

And others:
What Dreams May Come
Mission Impossible
Gosford Park (although I really didn't quite get the ending)
Silence of the Lambs
Sound of Music
Air Force One

:D

JohnnyZ
21st Jul 2002, 18:24
speed
scream 2
Titanic
Tomb raider
Ace ventura pet detective :D

LARAMANIAC
21st Jul 2002, 19:47
Originally posted by Aquarius

And others:
What Dreams May Come

:D

WOW!!!! Aquarius I absoooolutely looooved that film!!!!http://www.westwoodi.net/~smilies/otn/love/sweety.gif

EddyBones
21st Jul 2002, 23:14
I'd also like to add The Road Warrior to my list. That's an awesome movie. And, while I'm at it, I'll add Space Balls.

Aquarius
21st Jul 2002, 23:58
Originally posted by LARAMANIAC


WOW!!!! Aquarius I absoooolutely looooved that film!!!!http://www.westwoodi.net/~smilies/otn/love/sweety.gif

It's a great movie! The plot may be a little depressing, but the scenery and artistry in it is amazing.

Almost forgot, I want to add 'Rose Red', and Meet Joe Black.

Lara's Soul
22nd Jul 2002, 00:20
1) Tomb Raider
2) Mummy Returns
3) Scorpion King
4) Mummy
5) Goldeneye

Jade
25th Jul 2002, 09:19
-no order-

the time machine ( new one )
spiderman
matrix
monty python ( all of them :D )
shrek ( loved it to bits!!! ):D

Lil Lara
28th Jul 2002, 06:17
~No perticular order~

Moulin Rouge
Tomb Raider
Evita

Hmmm.. those are like my top 3...Oh yeah! Interview with the Vampire... can't think of many others.:D :D

DJ Tech
28th Jul 2002, 06:51
Here's mine (in no particular order):

The Thomas Crown Affair (remake)
The Matrix
Trainspotting
Rear Window
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Oh, and one more:

The Commitments:D

DaveJ
28th Jul 2002, 08:45
Originally posted by DJ Tech
The Thomas Crown Affair (remake)



Doesn't it just oooze class from every pore?
:D

cowboy from hell
28th Jul 2002, 14:59
1. Fear and Lothing in Las Vegas
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. Naked Lunch
4. Evil Dead II
5. The Doors

Cyber_Punk_303
28th Jul 2002, 20:03
1. the Matrix
2. Lord of the Rings
3. What Dreams May Come
4. Indiana Jones Series
5. Evangelion (anime)

*Bonus: Girl Inturrupted and The Excorcist

AngieCroft
28th Jul 2002, 20:49
-Titanic
-Alien
-Terminator2
-Stargate
-The last uniquehorn

LarzBritsh
29th Jul 2002, 00:29
- Austin Powers 1
I loved it, it's what got me hooked on the rest of the sequels
- Tortilla Soup
Reminds me how important family is.
- Armagedeon
the ending shocked me
- The Sweetest Thing
Cameron Diaz is an amazing actress!
- Dumb and Dummer
A Comedy classic, makes me sort of depressed at the beginning.

You can tell i love comedies. These are the only ones i can think of, i probably have lots of film favorites.
I can't decide. But these i know for sure i like.

nelly'sgirl
29th Jul 2002, 18:55
In order.....

1.The Mummy Returns
2.The Mummy
3.The Others
4.Tomb Raider
5.Scream III

AngieCroft
30th Jul 2002, 09:39
!Very important! movie:

„The Wave - a classroom out of control"

LARAMANIAC
30th Jul 2002, 12:31
Originally posted by Aquarius


It's a great movie! The plot may be a little depressing, but the scenery and artistry in it is amazing.

Almost forgot, I want to add 'Rose Red', and Meet Joe Black.

Not to be toooo repetitive here WOW Aquarius I loved Meet Joe Black too!!!! We obviously have similar tastes in movies so if you are ever stuck for a movie date give me a nod!!!!! LOL
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Aquarius
30th Jul 2002, 16:38
I'll remember that!! :D Hey we're only a 7 1/2 hour plane ride apart! :p

One of the main reasons I liked Meet Joe Black was because of a song played in the credits. I love the version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" that is in the movie. The first time I ever heard it was in............


***SPOILER FOR ANYONE IN EUROPE WHO WATCHES ER***
(because I've heard that there are older shows of ER being broadcasted over there, so this season wasn't shown)
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the episode of ER where Dr. Green died. :( The song somehow fit the episode the best over any other song that could have been picked..........

whitemetal
30th Jul 2002, 16:56
Conan the Barbarian
Independence Day
Sparticus
Barrabis
Forever Young
The Fifth Element
The Outlaw Jossie Wales
Moby **** (orginal)
Paint your Wagon
Split Second
Blade Runner


Herman Melville would be turning in his grave to see his title being censored over 100 years after he wrote it. I could make it politically correct but that would be censored as well i surpose.
How about Moby Dik !:D

LARAMANIAC
30th Jul 2002, 23:11
Aquarius if we ever get together for that movie it had better be worth the 71/2hours plane ride one of us will have to make!!! LOL BTW that particular episode of ER aired last week so no problem there!!!! Let me know if you watch any good movies in the future!
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Aquarius
31st Jul 2002, 17:36
Hopefully today (if my friend gets home from work soon.......) I might go see Goldmember. That looks too great!! :D

Has anyone seen it already??

Lil Lara
31st Jul 2002, 18:21
Im going to see Goldmemeber tomorrow... it looks great, I can't wait!

THE True Lara
1st Aug 2002, 09:30
My all time favourite has to be 'The Princess Bride', it's so totally under appriciated, because it doesn't consist of fancy graphics and continuous violence, I've loved it since it came out in 1987, and I'll never stop loving it, so far I've seen it 375 times! :D

As far as 4 other favourites are concerned, I just can't choose, so I'm going to take up a lot of space and list what I suggested be added to the list of the top 100 films when Channel 4 did the poll earlier this year. :)

Dracula (1931),
Dark City,
Flatliners,
The Third Man,
Indiana Jones trilogy,
Airplane - 1&2,
Robin Hood Men in tights,
Monty Python - Holy Grail, & Life of Brian,
Blazing Saddles,
Star Wars- Return of the Jedi,
Rear Window,
My Fair Lady,
Mary Poppins,
Jurassic Park 1 & 3
Dr No.
Neverending Story,
Plan 9 From Outer Space,
The Story of Robin Hood and his merry men (1952),
Wrath of Kahn,
Basil the Great Mouse Detective,
Hans Christen Andersen,
Blade Runner,
Charade,
North by North-west,
Lolita,
Odd Man Out,
Event Horizon,
Labyrinth,
Clue,
Without a Clue,
Chitty Chitty bang Bang,
Alien Resurrection,
Gladiator,
Lord of the Rings,


...that's just off the top of my head, anyway..... ;)

Aquarius
2nd Aug 2002, 02:49
I watched Princess Bride today after not seeing it for 5 years!!! It's so much better to watch it, and then make of some of the stuff!! Like when she throws herself down the hill! lol It's a good movie though!!


I almost forgot about another one of my favorites "The Ghost and the Darkness". It's a really good movie!!

newbie gamer
2nd Aug 2002, 04:49
planet of the apes (the original) escape from the planet of the apes (it completes the kunundren? -i'm not sure if thats the right word) armageddon barbarella and american beauty

THE True Lara
2nd Aug 2002, 12:42
Originally posted by Aquarius
I watcjhed Princess Bride today after not seeing it for 5 years!!! It/s so much better to watch it, and then ,make of some of the styff!! Like when she throws herself down the hill! lol It's a good movie though!!


I almost forgot about another one of my favoritees "The Ghost and the Darkness" Now that's a great movie!!!!



Five years without seeing The Princess Bride, wow, I couldn't hack that! :) ;)

What's that "The Ghost and the Darkness" one about? Sounds vaguely familiar, but I've never seen it. Is it a recent one?

Aquarius
2nd Aug 2002, 15:46
Originally posted by THE True Lara
What's that "The Ghost and the Darkness" one about? Sounds vaguely familiar, but I've never seen it. Is it a recent one?

It stars Brad Pitt (I think??), and he's an engineer that's been hired to go to Africa and help with the construction of a railroad through the safari. During construction, some of the workers are attacked by lions, and you learn later in the movie that these are not your ordinary lions, that they actually hunt humans, and are actually quite intelligent. It's really great, and I definitely recommend it.

I want "Princess Bride" now! :D I completely forgot about anyone wanting a peanut. :D

Inconceivable!! :p

whitemetal
2nd Aug 2002, 16:14
I think it stared Michael Douglas & Val Kilmer:)

Aquarius
2nd Aug 2002, 21:46
That's who it is! Val Kilmer! He's the engineer, and Michael Douglas is hired to help try to trap the lions.

SugaHoneyBear
2nd Aug 2002, 22:31
1.Along Came a Spider
2.Tomb Raider
3.Out to Sea (it's kinda dumb, but it's halarious!)
4.Rat Race
5.Legally Blonde

AOD510123
3rd Aug 2002, 02:00
1.The Matrix
2.Tomb Raider
3.Austin Powers(1 & 2)
4.Rollerball
5.Resident Evil

Godfather
4th Aug 2002, 19:03
Number one is definitely beyond any doubt whatsoever:
The Godfather-trilogy (duh!)

The rest is kinda hard to put in the right order, but these are certainly movies I can watch over and over and over again; they're perfect!!

The Terminator (II)
Alien(s) [I like the entire trilogy too]
Memento
Psycho
Reservoir dogs
Ladri di biciclette [thé greatest foreign movie EVER made!]
Pulp fiction
Casablanca
O brother, where art thou?
Apocalypse now
The rock
...

THE True Lara
5th Aug 2002, 12:16
Originally posted by Aquarius


It stars Brad Pitt (I think??), and he's an engineer that's been hired to go to Africa and help with the construction of a railroad through the safari. During construction, some of the workers are attacked by lions, and you learn later in the movie that these are not your ordinary lions, that they actually hunt humans, and are actually quite intelligent. It's really great, and I definitely recommend it.

OOoh, I remember the advert, okay, I'll be off in search of that film when I get the chance now.



I want "Princess Bride" now! :D I completely forgot about anyone wanting a peanut. :D

Inconceivable!! :p
-"you keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means..." :D

You know being USA bound you're lucky as the US DVD editions of 'TBP' have a special documentary filmed a decade later as an extra that isn't available in the UK. I've had to buy a multiregion DVD player just so I can watch it when I finally get round to ordering a copy from abroad.... :(

Hey, I know this is an incredibly hard question, but what's your favourite part from 'TPB'? :) I mean it's all so wonderful!
I think for humour value mine would have to be the part where the man in black is climbing the cliffs of insanity, and Indigo is disturbing him, it's just something in his voice when he's replying with comments like "look, this is not as easy as it looks, so I'd appriciate it if you wouln't distract me, thank you." Or when you can see TMiB grinning just before Fenzini backs him into a bolder :D
But truely I just adore the duel, I've seen it about twice as many times as I've seen the whole film, and ever time I watch it I notice something new. It is without doubt the best sword fight on film.

ooops, I've waffled on again....
"where was I?", "Austrailia", "right...."

purple rain
5th Aug 2002, 13:11
moulin rouge
labyrinth
fight club
natural born killers
mallrats

DarkangelKS
10th Aug 2002, 02:50
not really in order but just in general.............

the faculty(the best scary movie in the world!!)
harry potter(come on this was a classic)
dogma(it may change your views on certain things)
final destination(freaky)
pet semetary (its supposed to b spelt wrong)

Aquarius
10th Aug 2002, 03:39
Originally posted by THE True Lara
Hey, I know this is an incredibly hard question, but what's your favourite part from 'TPB'? :) I mean it's all so wonderful!
I think for humour value mine would have to be the part where the man in black is climbing the cliffs of insanity, and Indigo is disturbing him, it's just something in his voice when he's replying with comments like "look, this is not as easy as it looks, so I'd appriciate it if you wouln't distract me, thank you." Or when you can see TMiB grinning just before Fenzini backs him into a bolder :D
But truely I just adore the duel, I've seen it about twice as many times as I've seen the whole film, and ever time I watch it I notice something new. It is without doubt the best sword fight on film.

ooops, I've waffled on again....
"where was I?", "Austrailia", "right...."

I wish I had seen this post earlier, sorry! :o

Pick a favorite part?? AH! Now that's hard. :D Well, definitely the rhyming part on the boat, the entire scene with Miracle Max (LOL!!!), and the ending, "Hello pretty Lady!" :p The duel is a good part in the movie, but it's not one of my personal favorites. "My name is Indigo Montoia, you killed my father, prepare to die!" lol

BTW, what or who is TMiB? Some reason it reminds me of the Rodents Of An Unusual Size. Now those are just creepy!!! :eek:

Lara.C
10th Aug 2002, 05:07
ok umm..
1. Tomb Raider
2. The Mummy
3. The Mummy Returns
4. Men in black 2
5. The Fast and the Furious

dgx2001
10th Aug 2002, 10:59
I have more than 5, and thier not in any order:


Star Trek Movies(im a trekker)
Mortal Kombats
Alien
Dune(both)
James Bond(Old ones)
Treminator 2
Cowboy Bebop:Knockin on heavens door
Braveheart
Glory
Tomb Raider
Mission:Impossible (1995)
Austin Powers series
Star Wars
Midway
Indiana Jones Series
StarGate
Twin Dragons
The Godfather
Die Hard
GhostBusters
SpaceBalls :D
French Kiss
MiB 1&2
Gettysburg

I have WAY too many to list here....

Godfather
10th Aug 2002, 14:10
Originally posted by dgx2001
The Godfather


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dgx2001
10th Aug 2002, 14:22
Its true, but ure welcome:D

Aquarius
11th Aug 2002, 03:44
Just thought of another of my favorites!!

Grease, the original with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing. I never realized that Stockard was in it!! :o

I heard that the remake, or Grease II, or whatever it was called, was bad........

DKSM
11th Aug 2002, 14:47
The Grease remake was bad.

Uhhh I don't watch many movies....

Not in order:

Training Day
The Last Waltz
The Godfather
GoodFellas

Can't think of any more....

LARAMANIAC
11th Aug 2002, 16:36
Originally posted by Aquarius
Just thought of another of my favorites!!

Grease, the original with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing. I never realized that Stockard was in it!! :o

I heard that the remake, or Grease II, or whatever it was called, was bad........

And yet again Aquarius we share another all-time favourite of mine too!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!

Anyway I got Lord of the Rings on DVD for my birthday yesterday - so I stayed up until 2am this morning watching it!!!! It is definitely to be added to my favourite movies list!!! FANTASTIC!!!!
And that Strider!!!!! - WooHoo - gorgeous or what!!!!
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Rook
11th Aug 2002, 22:47
1. Back To The Future
2. Star Wars (I'll just count em all as one looong movie;) )
3. The Crow
4. The Matrix
5. The Hudsucker Proxy
and a bunch more!!

THE True Lara
12th Aug 2002, 15:22
Originally posted by Aquarius


I wish I had seen this post earlier, sorry! :o

Pick a favorite part?? AH! Now that's hard. :D Well, definitely the rhyming part on the boat, the entire scene with Miracle Max (LOL!!!), and the ending, "Hello pretty Lady!" :p The duel is a good part in the movie, but it's not one of my personal favorites. "My name is Indigo Montoia, you killed my father, prepare to die!" lol

BTW, what or who is TMiB? Some reason it reminds me of the Rodents Of An Unusual Size. Now those are just creepy!!! :eek:

TMiB - The Man in Black -aka The Dread Pirate Roberts - aka Wesley :D

And rodents of unusual size, I don't think they exist ;)

Aquarius
12th Aug 2002, 15:26
The first time I ever saw the movie (I was about 6 or 7) it made me jump so much the first time they entered the Fire Swamp, and the ROU jumped out at them! :eek:

....Anybody want a peanut? :D

The old hag in the dream, "BOOOO!!!! BOOOO!! Bow down, bow down before the queen of slime, the queen of muck. BOOO!!!! BOOOO!!! True love, True love saved her, in the Fire Swamp, and this is how she repays him! BOOOO!!!!! BOOO!!!! :p

Godfather
12th Aug 2002, 16:58
Originally posted by DKSM
Uhhh I don't watch many movies....

The Godfather

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DaveJ
12th Aug 2002, 17:15
Adding "Amelie" to my list.

Kristine@LIM
12th Aug 2002, 17:40
1. Star Wars
2. Terminator 2
3. Lord of the rings
4. Harry Potter
5. Tomb Raider

DKSM
12th Aug 2002, 23:22
Oopsies, I forgot The Exorcist. :D

LeeO
13th Aug 2002, 14:39
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2. Austin Powers *
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me *
- Austin Powers in Goldmember *
3. LOTR
4. Jurassic Park
5. Tomb Raider

* A tie...

Les Effant Terrible
13th Aug 2002, 23:44
1. The matrix
2. indiana jones (all three)
3. lord of the rings: fellowship so far
4. the truman show
5. the crow

But hey, even though a few of my fav. actors aren't in them (Jude, Paul, Colin that's you) doesn't mean I don't like their movies.

THE True Lara
15th Aug 2002, 09:57
Originally posted by Aquarius
The first time I ever saw the movie (I was about 6 or 7) it made me jump so much the first time they entered the Fire Swamp, and the ROU jumped out at them! :eek:


Ahh, bless! :)

I thinkI must have seen it when it first came out on rental in 1988, because I have vivid memories of driving my parents mad asking to get it out from the shop every other day! :D
But I've seen it so often since, I can't recall my first reaction...... not that it matters, it's firmly imprinted on my brain for all time, and you know, it's even helped me in some situations, just the sentiments of what's said in it. Sounds silly doesn't it, but there you are. I guess the real measure of a good film is how it stays with you and makes you think. which it does.......


....ah but how will you catch us, we know the secrets of the fire swamp, and we can live there quite happily for some time, so whenever you feel like dying, feel free to visit! :D

Aquarius
9th Sep 2002, 02:51
*bump!*

I'm watching another one of my favorite's right now.

"My Best Friend's Wedding" starring Julia Roberts. It's a good movie. :)

Love the dinner scene, where everyone's singing "I'll Say a Little Prayer For You". :p And then the part where he tells her that she's lower than the pond scum that eats the pus. (sp?) :D

EddyBones
13th Sep 2002, 01:57
Ah! Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

THE True Lara
13th Sep 2002, 23:21
we dine well here in Camelot, we eat ham and jam and spam alotttttttt...........

Sorry, you mentioned Python and I felt compelled........

Dawn
13th Sep 2002, 23:45
A few favourites:

1 The Godfather
2 Lord of the rings
3 Whitnail & I
4 Ravenous
5 From Hell

...and a thousand more!

Godfather
13th Sep 2002, 23:56
Originally posted by Dawn
A few favourites:

1 The Godfather

Thanks!! :D

And: hey! Has anybody seen the new Tom Hanks-movie yet: "Road to Perdition"? Is that a big disappointment or what? I expected something a bit like "The Godfather" or "Goodfellas", but this wasn't the case ... by far ... by awfully far!! I guess that's the difference between an independant director (such as Coppola, Scorsese or Tarantino) doing a crime movie and some unknown director (who's only had one good movie so far) and who's driven by money to try some new genre through the use of the Hollywood-machine! In the end, the movie was pretty good! It's just ... my expectations were waaaay too high ... and the end felt a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Commando". Watch the movie and you'll feel the same way.

Better watch "Knockaround guys" ... much better and again it has that great independant feeling of it instead of this tiresome, big-budget, commercially-looking atmosphere ... it just doesn't fit on a maffia-movie. But what does Hollywood know about this? These days they can only sell movies rather than actually making good ones. Just watch "Men in Black II" and "Reign of fire" to prove me right.

THE True Lara
14th Sep 2002, 00:04
Originally posted by Godfather

These days they can only sell movies rather than actually making good ones.

Oh, tell me about it! :mad:

Aquarius
14th Sep 2002, 01:52
I beg to differ!!! I saw 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', in maybe June, and it had already been out for a month, and wasn't making much money. But it's a fantastic movie!! You really can't say that about movies now.

4 months later, and 'My Big Fat', is just now starting to come out of it's sleeper stage, and is starting to make itself know. It was just a quiet movie at first, that really didn't get too much attention. It only spread through word of mouth, not being drilled constantly day after day with boring commercials...........

If you haven't seen it yet, go see it!! It's a really great movie!! :)


(edit: Looks like I had a dyslexic moment for a minute......lol)

THE True Lara
15th Sep 2002, 08:31
Even though I've no idea what flm you're talking about I'll continue.
I'll admit that not ALL films are rubbishy over-hyped nonsense, just most of them. They're more often than not of the type that are sellable but not watchable. It's rare to find a film that hasn't made it to the box office solely on it's whizzy computer graphics, huge budget, big explosions, gratutious sex scenes or terribly famous and completely vacuous main lead. No one seems to give a damn about any kind of decent plot line, or character development anymore. And if I see one more teen-flick -especially the sort with the latest blossoming female singer from the US in the lead- I'm going to first; scream, then second; do my impression of an angry American postal worker!
I mean, the last fair-to-decent film I saw was Spiderman, but even then, Tobey Maguire has been better in other things, Kirsten Dunst spent the whole film screaming or getting rescued, and the film again was sold on it's stars, graphics, and the success of the comics, which although to a certain extent you'd expect with someting like that, it would have been nice if they'd spent the 14million on the script instead of the costume.
I'm seeing 'Signs' in the next few weeks, and whilst that looks very promising they're still selling it with Gibson's name when the better actors are going to be Joaquin and the Culkin kid.

oops, I've waffled a bit.

Anyway, my ending point. Godafther was right as a rule when he said; These days they can only sell movies rather than actually making good ones. It's a shame that Hollywood can't realise that a good film will sell itself.

DaveJ
15th Sep 2002, 09:16
As TDC would say...Godfather should go into a movie with no expectations whatsoever.

Going to see "Road to Perdition" and expecting to see another "Goodfellas" is the worst hack kinda viewing.
Its like seeing any sf movie and expecting another "Star Wars" every time (or a '2001', depending on your bent.)


Besides...do we need another "Goodfellas" or "Godfather"?


On the one hand you bemoan a lack of originality, and with the other you want more imitation.

Data
15th Sep 2002, 15:13
Originally posted by DaveJ
Besides...do we need another "Godfather"?


Perhaps we should run a poll to find out. :D


My top five films to date:

Contact
Nell
Bone Collector
Seven
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

the_internet_king
15th Sep 2002, 15:42
faviorite films ay


in no order....... (only 5 )-:)

indiana jones ( :D :D :D )
star wars (apart 4 episode 1 i thought it woz BAD)
lord o the rings
any thing funny (-: (-: :p
and yer TR

ps the film amilie is that the 1 witch is freench and has subtitles at the bootom of the screenn coz if it is i coulnt be bothered 2 read the subtitles and watch the movie at the same time ..........i enjoyed it any how :(

the_internet_king
15th Sep 2002, 15:44
o yer and is it true there makin a new indy film?:confused:

TombRaiderChik
15th Sep 2002, 16:12
yupp its true

and the bone collector is the best movie ever!!! i think that the empty chair and the coffin dancer should be movies too. (those books r continuations fo the bone collector)

Nena
15th Sep 2002, 19:29
Sorry I just couldnt list five:p

Spider-man
Face-off
Final Destination
Gone in 60 seconds
Fast and the Furious
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Idle Hand
Mission Impossible 1 & 2
Interview with the Vampire
Fight Club
Pearl Harbor
Speed
Me Myself and Irene
The Replacement Killers
Miss Congeniality
Blade 1 & 2
Robin Hood in Tights
Gladiator
Bone Collector
Fallen
Sweet November

Toooooooo much favorites huh?:D :cool: :p

Solaris
15th Sep 2002, 20:01
No paticular order:

Lord of the Rings
Moulan Rouge
All 3 Austin Powers
The matrix
Spiderman

More movies:
Shrek
blue crush
Me Myself and Irene
theres something about mary
Robin Hood men in Tights
Gladiator
Speed 1&2
The Mummy & the Mummy Returns
Mission Impossible 1 & 2
dogma
charlie's angels
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
A beautiful mind
Harry Potter

and much, much, much, much *5 hours later* much, much, much more!:D



http://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/ernaehrung/ernaehrung007.gif Movie anyone?

Aquarius
16th Sep 2002, 17:23
I keep watching more movies lately to add to my list! :p

Notting Hill
Fried Green Tomatoes - one of the best movies ever!!! :) If you haven't seen it, go see it! :p :D

Solaris
16th Sep 2002, 19:38
forgot to add:

Ace Ventura pet dectective 1 and 2 (hehe)
and ummm....http://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/sprachlos/sprachlos016.gif

Hannibal!

Godfather
19th Sep 2002, 23:37
Originally posted by Dagger of Xian
No paticular order:

Shrek


Hey, if you liked "Shrek", then you sure as heaven must have liked "The emperor's new groove", "Monsters Inc." and "Ice Age" as well ... you just had to, no?

I think those four are simply thé greatest animation movies EVER made with "The Lion King" at a respectable number 5.

The old Disney-movies will always be classics, but they're just no fun anymore. Movies like Shrek or Monsters Inc are simply genuine.

Solaris
20th Sep 2002, 00:11
Originally posted by Godfather


Hey, if you liked "Shrek", then you sure as heaven must have liked "The emperor's new groove", "Monsters Inc." and "Ice Age" as well ... you just had to, no?

I think those four are simply thé greatest animation movies EVER made with "The Lion King" at a respectable number 5.

The old Disney-movies will always be classics, but they're just no fun anymore. Movies like Shrek or Monsters Inc are simply genuine.

Old disney movies will be classics..disney doesnt know how to make them good no morehttp://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/traurig/traurig056.gif

I loved all those movies! How did you know :eek: you must be PHYSCO!! oops..i mean phyic:D

Godfather
20th Sep 2002, 15:01
Originally posted by Dagger of Xian


Old disney movies will be classics..disney doesnt know how to make them good no morehttp://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/traurig/traurig056.gif

I loved all those movies! How did you know :eek: you must be PHYSCO!! oops..i mean phyic:D

C'mon! You've gotta be kiddin' me!! These latest movies are soooooooooooo funny!! The old ones were never so funny ... not until Aladdin and then they only became funnier and therefore better; in a way. Also: replace the word genuine (which I thought was linked to the word genius) with the word brilliant! Well, as I've mentioned a hundred times before ... everybody's got an opinion of his own ... and so do you!

So ...

DaveJ
20th Sep 2002, 15:25
The problem with modern animated films is the inclusion of contemporary songs as part of their soundtracks.

This will make them seem dated in a few years time. (Does 'Pretty in Pink' still seem as cool to anyone nowadays as it did in the 80's?)

The old Disney classics are timeless, and genuinely deserving of the term classic.

THE True Lara
20th Sep 2002, 20:16
Originally posted by Godfather


Hey, if you liked "Shrek", then you sure as heaven must have liked "The emperor's new groove", "Monsters Inc." and "Ice Age" as well ... you just had to, no?

I think those four are simply thé greatest animation movies EVER made with "The Lion King" at a respectable number 5.

The old Disney-movies will always be classics, but they're just no fun anymore. Movies like Shrek or Monsters Inc are simply genuine.

Oh good lord they were dreadful. :eek: Disney have seriously lost their touch, and these new pixar ones jusy seem phoney. Alright I know they can be funny, but there's something so fake and desperately trying to be in-vogue about them. And as for humour the old disney's were funny, they also posessed subtle humour, the modern one's just pander to get an obvious laugh-out-loud reaction from just about anyone -usually picking on a modern day event which will quickly become dated and in a few years time no one will laugh. They've no longevity.

The old Disney's ARE classics, to this day I'll still get out Robin Hood and watch it when I'm feeling ill, just the way I did decades ago. They really are timeless.

Solaris
20th Sep 2002, 21:10
Originally posted by THE True Lara


Oh good lord they were dreadful. :eek: Disney have seriously lost their touch, and these new pixar ones jusy seem phoney. Alright I know they can be funny, but there's something so fake and desperately trying to be in-vogue about them. And as for humour the old disney's were funny, they also posessed subtle humour, the modern one's just pander to get an obvious laugh-out-loud reaction from just about anyone -usually picking on a modern day event which will quickly become dated and in a few years time no one will laugh. They've no longevity.

The old Disney's ARE classics, to this day I'll still get out Robin Hood and watch it when I'm feeling ill, just the way I did decades ago. They really are timeless.

@TTL: Pixar is good! ever seen a Bug's Life?

@Godfather: Thank you for respcting y opinion;) But i think the Classic disney were way betetr than the Disney movies from now.:D

DaveJ
21st Sep 2002, 08:40
'Shrek', 'Monsters Inc' and the 'Toy Story' movies all have on thing in common that sets them above Disney's other animated movies of the past 20 years....they have the charm of the old classics.
The attention to detail.

Disney's other recent (soulless) animated films have been little more than extended promos for the soundtrack of late.

Godfather
21st Sep 2002, 15:28
Originally posted by DaveJ
'Shrek', 'Monsters Inc' and the 'Toy Story' movies all have on thing in common that sets them above Disney's other animated movies of the past 20 years....they have the charm of the old classics.
The attention to detail.

Disney's other recent (soulless) animated films have been little more than extended promos for the soundtrack of late.

Hmmm, you forgot to mention "The emperor's new groove", but except for that one, you're completely right.

DaveJ
21st Sep 2002, 16:05
I include 'Emperors new groove' in the soulless bin....even the title displays its lack of charm, eschewed for street credibility.

Raider Sunrise
21st Sep 2002, 16:46
Some of my favorites are: (in no particular order)

Scream 1+2
Tomb Raider
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Ocean's Eleven
Ordinary People (we watched it at school last year, and read the book too, I loved it!!!)

Jewell
21st Sep 2002, 22:12
i am a big fan of horror/violent/scary movies, but they are not the only ones i like
anyway, my top 5 in no particular order:

-Blade (1 and 2)
-Resident Evil (i really need to get that game)
-Life or Something Like it (sorry, i thought it was cute :rolleyes: )
*haha, doesn't go to well w/ Blade and RE does it?*
-The Mummy and The Mummy Returns (i have seen each of these so many times that i know all the lines, even those spoken in egyptian. sad isn't it?)
-Triple xXx

i'm sure i'll come up w/ more later

Solaris
22nd Sep 2002, 20:30
I have 2 more movies!:

Young Fraknestine
SpaceBalls


Gotta love Mel Brookshttp://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/aetsch/aetsch028.gif:p

Goose Master
29th Sep 2002, 09:20
Well i dont know about you people but i thnik the top five films are:

1. The Godfather
2. Taxi Driver
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Goodfellas
5. American beauty
I got alot of other films i like but these ones stand out the most

LARAMANIAC
29th Sep 2002, 10:39
Originally posted by DaveJ

This will make them seem dated in a few years time. (Does 'Pretty in Pink' still seem as cool to anyone nowadays as it did in the 80's?)

Hell yeah, chuck!! Along with other such classics as St Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club and of course Grease!!!!! :D

A new edition to my all-time favourites list has to be The Mothman Prophecies!!! Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!
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Sugar Sprinkled Starfish
29th Sep 2002, 11:44
Fried Green Tomatoes - one of the best movies ever!!! If you haven't seen it, go see it!

I love that movie! ;)

My favourites:

1. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
2. Girl, Interrupted
3. Molly
4. The Trench
5. Gone with the Wind

I watched Gone with the Wind recently...It gets better as it goes on. Clark Gable is very good looking - I can see what Judy Garland was on about. ;) However, I don't like the moustache.
I watched Molly yesterday, and I loved it! Has anyone else seen it? It's about a 28-year-old woman with Austism.

THE True Lara
29th Sep 2002, 14:43
Originally posted by Dagger of Xian
I have 2 more movies!:

Young Fraknestine
SpaceBalls


Gotta love Mel Brookshttp://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/aetsch/aetsch028.gif:p

Tell me about it! :D
Have you ever seen The Producers? Aside from the fact Gene Wilder is as marvellous as ever you get all the fun of a musical version of Hitler's life! lol

And no I haven't actually seen 'A Bug's Life', I ended up seeing the competion : 'Antz'. Rubbish.

Solaris
29th Sep 2002, 19:09
Originally posted by THE True Lara


Tell me about it! :D
Have you ever seen The Producers? Aside from the fact Gene Wilder is as marvellous as ever you get all the fun of a musical version of Hitler's life! lol

And no I haven't actually seen 'A Bug's Life', I ended up seeing the competion : 'Antz'. Rubbish.

Antz does not measure up to a Bug's life!

The producers? never seen it, want to though. Mel Brooks is a genius!:D

DaveJ
29th Sep 2002, 20:03
Two of my fave Mel Brooks movies are "High Anxiety" and "Silent Movie".....with "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles" of course.

Godfather
30th Sep 2002, 11:19
Originally posted by Goose Master
Well i dont know about you people but i thnik the top five films are:

1. The Godfather

Well, thank you! :D

THE True Lara
30th Sep 2002, 12:52
...that's 'Fraunk-un-steen' :D lol

though, am I alone in loving 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'? I found that a hilarious parody, Cary Elwes, Roger Rees & Tracy Ulman were absolute stars in that. Even more so when you find out that the scene where the Sherriff of Rottingham falls through the celing into Latrine's boudoire is completely improvised! :)
Dracula: Dead and loving it, paled in comparison.

DaveJ
30th Sep 2002, 14:43
I preferred his Dracula....probably because it was played a bit straighter, and for the bloodbath scene.

Men in Tights was played too....muggily for the camera.

THE True Lara
30th Sep 2002, 18:20
muggily?
I don't think I'm familiar with that particular piece of scientific terminology.

Solaris
30th Sep 2002, 20:27
TTL you are not alone!

I loved men in tights also!:D

Aquarius
30th Sep 2002, 22:48
Originally posted by THE True Lara
...that's 'Fraunk-un-steen' :D lol

though, am I alone in loving 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'? I found that a hilarious parody, Cary Elwes, Roger Rees & Tracy Ulman were absolute stars in that. Even more so when you find out that the scene where the Sherriff of Rottingham falls through the celing into Latrine's boudoire is completely improvised! :)
Dracula: Dead and loving it, paled in comparison.

Tracy Ulman was in that?!?!! :eek: Why didn't I know that before?!?! I love her!!! She was so great on Ally McBeal as the therapist. :D Who did she play?

DaveJ
1st Oct 2002, 07:46
The witch.

'Muggily' as in 'hamming it up for the camera'.

Compare Harvey Korman's performance in 'Blazing Saddles', with that of Richard Lewis in 'Men in Tights' for a good example of great comedy acting, and 'mugging it up'.


How Tracey Ullman ever made it big anywhere is beyond me... at least it got her off UK TV screens....