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Govtcheez
08-16-2001, 12:15 PM
Alright, we've done books, we've done music, we've done OS's, we've done lotsa stuff. I've never seen movies, though.

What's everyone's favorite movies (almost put a u in favorites again. Damn you Europeans!)

My faves: Almost Famous, American Beauty, High Fidelity, Fight Club...

Stoned_Coder
08-16-2001, 12:25 PM
too many to mention.....

anything directed by :-

ridley scott
clint eastwood
john woo
stanley kubrick

classics:-

highlander (the first one)
the great escape
star wars all of em
bond movies
westworld
trainspotting
the omen
night of the living dead
porkies
american pie
silence of the lambs

as an aside I wasn't too impressed with high fidelity because in the book its set in london and the film is set in chicago but otherwise i was very impressed with the way it followed the book.It seems to me that whenever a film is made from a book the whole bloody story gets changed..... take a look at hannibal.

Govtcheez
08-16-2001, 12:29 PM
Seen most o' those - they all seem to be fine with me (like they have to meet my criteria or something)

I like this: highlander (the first one). How could the first one been so cool and every one after that be so bad (actually the last one doesn't suck *that* bad)?

What's wrong with High Fidelity being in Chicago. I also liked how close it was to the book - 'cept I wish they would have left in the scene where Rob buys the rare records. It's in the deleted scenes, but not the actual film.

Want a movie totally different than the book? Try Lawnmower Man...

Stoned_Coder
08-16-2001, 12:35 PM
yes you are right.... highlander3 didn't suck but it didn't follow the storyline of the first one.....

i.e. how could duncan macloud have won the prize if there was still an immortal left.

highlander2 sucks!!!!!

there is a new highlander film in the video store now starring christopher lambert and adrian paul (the guy from highlander the series) but am yet to see it.Always seem to find something else that looks better......

saw a film called sole survivor a couple of weeks ago and that was superb.

Theologian
08-16-2001, 12:36 PM
Wings of Desire
Brazil
Better Off Dead
The Quiet Man
Patton
A Bridge Too Far
Ghost in the Shell
My Life as a Dog
A River Runs Through It
Schindler's List

A few of the movies I can watch over and over.

Govtcheez
08-16-2001, 12:38 PM
Actually, s_c the one in the video store is the one I was talking about... The ending's pretty dumb, but other than that I really liked it.

I haven't seen the 3rd one, now that I think about it.

Oooohhhh, Brazil... What a great, totally messed up movie.

Theologian
08-16-2001, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
too many to mention.....

anything directed by :-

ridley scott
clint eastwood
john woo
stanley kubrick

classics:-

highlander (the first one)
the great escape
star wars all of em
bond movies
westworld
trainspotting
the omen
night of the living dead
porkies
american pie
silence of the lambs

as an aside I wasn't too impressed with high fidelity because in the book its set in london and the film is set in chicago but otherwise i was very impressed with the way it followed the book.It seems to me that whenever a film is made from a book the whole bloody story gets changed..... take a look at hannibal.

That I forgot Trainspotting in my list makes me feel unworthy of being alive. What a great, great film.

"I have him in my sights miss moneypenny"

Stoned_Coder
08-16-2001, 12:38 PM
yea i love most of them too.....

see told you too many to mention lol

Cheeze-It
08-16-2001, 02:04 PM
Hmmm. In no particular order:

Nightmare Before Christmas
Batman Returns
Edward Scissorhands
Mars Attacks

Tim Burton: Favorite Director/Writer

Titanic :)
American History X
The Goonies
Forrest Gump
Interview with a Vampire

Eh, there's more, but I can't think of them...

night of the living dead
I like Dawn of the Dead more... I own it.

nvoigt
08-16-2001, 02:06 PM
Starship Troopers.
Saving Private Ryan.
Gladiator.
Apocalypse Now.

Anything with Sandra Bullock.

Theologian
08-16-2001, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by nvoigt
Starship Troopers.
Saving Private Ryan.
Gladiator.
Apocalypse Now.

Anything with Sandra Bullock.

Personal taste is just that- personal.

But I have to say something. Really- I am physically incapable of passing this by.

Starship Troopers is well, how can you say it?, an abomination. It is heresy at its worst. I would say that it meets the criteria of pornography. (No redeeming value whatsoever in there)

Read the book- read it many times. It is one of my favorites- if not my single favorite (it is in a tie w/The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, also by RAH) sci fi book. It is an incredible piece of work.

The film well that's a piece of something too.

ehsiq
08-16-2001, 02:23 PM
Fight Club
the shawshack redemption (did i say the name correct?)
star wars all of em
Brazil
Nightmare Before Christmas
American History X
monty pythons(all of their movies)
bullets over brodway
antz (woody allen rulez!!!!)
and many others...

highlander has good scenario but kristof lamber is not
an actor...he should be a cook or something.
High Fidelity isn't something special

Witch_King
08-16-2001, 02:36 PM
StarWars
The Goonies
The American Movie
Fright Night
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (comming soon)
*Star Trek (Movies From The Original Series Only)*
Conan The Barbarian
Needless Things (stephen king)
Silver Bullet (stephen king)
Scooby Doo Cartoons

rick barclay
08-16-2001, 02:36 PM
Saving Private Ryan
King Kong
Bride of Frankenstein
Last Tango in Paris
The Dresser
Mighty Joe Young
Forrest Gump
any Cheech and Chong
Dr. No
Any Chevy Chase
Driving Miss Daisy
Reefer Madness (laughed like hell)
Chaplin
West World
Terminator 1 and 2
etc., etc., etc...

Next thread--all-time worst movies

rick barclay

Fordy
08-16-2001, 03:43 PM
Raging Bull (Almost anything Scorsese/DeNiro but this is the best)

Schindler's List

Godfather 1 & 2 (Not 3)

Star Wars (All of em - Yes even Phantom Menace)

Clerks (I can watch this over & over)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Usual Suspects

Transformers The Movie (For that child inside...)


Worst movie..

Hudson Hawk - pile of crap

iain
08-16-2001, 03:55 PM
Reservoir dogs - good film, though many seem to miss the subtle underthread of Tarantino ripping the ........ out of typical gangster movies.

The Odd couple ( the 1950's Walter Matheu/jacl lemmon version) - i love this film

Matrix - stunning effects

lots of others but just cant think

doubleanti
08-16-2001, 05:17 PM
requiem for a dream...
the truman show...
man on the moon...

Stoned_Coder
08-16-2001, 06:59 PM
i cant believe it....

i forgot
monty python...
quentin tarantino
cheech and chong
godfather
usual suspects
terminator...

iain
08-17-2001, 05:11 AM
usual suspects - forgot that one - good film


"the greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist"

Govtcheez
08-17-2001, 08:05 AM
Lots here that I forgot, but only a couple I feel I should kick myself for forgetting, most notably Clerks - what a great flick.

Also, I notice that I've been liking a buncha movies some people seem to hate...

Starship Troopers is cool as an action movie, but has nothing to do with the book... I laughed my ass of during Hudson Hawk... What's wrong with High Fidelity, ehsiq?

I also like that Dean added this:

*Star Trek (Movies From The Original Series Only)*No kidding! I just don't get it - the show was cool, why are the movies so bad?

RobS
08-17-2001, 08:28 AM
I pretty much agree with all of above.

I think the Back to the Future Trilogy is worth a mention.

Surely its even numbered Trek films which are worth watching, just look at my list and in depth reviews.

Motion Picture: Bad
Wrath of Khan: Good
Search For Spock: Bad
Voyage Home: Good
Final Frontier: Bad
Undiscovered Country: Good
Generations: Bad
First Contact: Good
Insurrection: Bad

I also have to recommend that everyone goes and rents then watches Braindead. Then tremble in fear as its by the same director as the LOTR trilogy

Drewpee
08-17-2001, 09:48 AM
saw a film called sole survivor a couple of weeks ago and that was superb.

That movie was actually another of Dean Koontz' books, I personally liked the book better, but that seems to most always be the case.

I can't beleive you guys forgot SpaceBalls !
Theatrical masterpeice I tell you. (provided you leave your brain at the door):D

Stoned_Coder
08-17-2001, 11:39 AM
spaceballs what a funny movie lol

"My schwartz is bigger than your schwartz dark helmet"


oh yeah and how could I have forgotten Blazing Saddles.

Fordy
08-17-2001, 11:45 AM
>>I also have to recommend that everyone goes and rents then watches Braindead

Ha sh#t Ive got that. Me and my friends went through a "buy the worst movie you can find" phase. The funniest part of the movie is at the end with the lawnmower. The director was Peter Jackson and he also did a flick with Kate Winslet (hubba hubba)

Govtcheez
08-17-2001, 11:46 AM
Dean Koontz' booksI've kinda given up on his books - they're almost all the same

1)If hero is male and unmarried, he's gone through some deep personal tragedy
2)The major female is always, always, perfectly gorgeous, intelligent, funny, etc... (but has usually gone through some deep personal tragedy)
3)The villian is always a guy ('cept maybe in TickTock, but that's arguable)
4)Whatever personal tragedies the people went through, they usually leave visible scars (bullet wounds, etc.)

and the worst thing:

5) The ending is always (without fail) happy. I've read around 15 of his books, and the endings are always happy, no matter how improbable

Fordy
08-17-2001, 11:59 AM
I quite liked the book Midnight when I read it - was a while ago though....... Dont know if I'd feel the same if I read it now.

I was in my Stephen King phase then circa 1992 (I think..).

I used to like Clive Barker too. Wierd stories but the guy has a huge imagination. Damnation Game was good