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Title: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on July 27, 2006, 03:45:41
I love movies. I have a theory that you can tell a lot about a person by the movies they like. So what are your favorite movies?

I love all kinds of movies and can't pick just one as being my favorite, so I'm going to make this a "5 favorites", in no particular order.

1. Blue Velvet
2. Chungking Express
3. Hidden Fortress
4. Easy Rider
5. Dead Man

So, name up to 5 movies that you like -  :lol:


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: SpeaK on July 27, 2006, 13:19:45
Waking Life
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Donnie Darko (great soundtrack! both the ambient work and the pop tracks)
Requiem for a Dream (great soundtrack in this too)
Memento
American Beauty
Fight Club

Love all these.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Doch on July 27, 2006, 13:33:54
1. Stand by Me
2. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
3. Edward Scissorhands
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Groundhog Day

Also:

Big Fish
Lost in Translation
LA Story
Heathers
Being John Malkovich
The Goonies
Labrynth
12 Monkeys
Planes Trains and Auotomobiles
 :-)


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Doch on July 27, 2006, 13:42:57
And yeah, Stookie, I agree with you that movies encapsulate an individuals ruminations on life pretty well, same with music.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: MisterJingo on July 27, 2006, 16:36:32
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fight club
Dune (the one with Sting in it)
Moulin Rouge (http://www.libertycitystories.fr/images/emoticons/ph34r.gif)


The Princess bride and Ghost in the Shell should be in there too.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on July 27, 2006, 17:30:07
My preference can change from moment to moment. While there are more, some of my favorites in no particular order:

Princess Mononoke
Willow
What Dreams May Come
The Neverending Story
House of Flying Daggers
Dark City


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Kazbadan on July 28, 2006, 01:17:30
Monty Pyton movies!! :P



Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stillwater on July 28, 2006, 03:14:19
Hero
What Dreams May Come
Bladerunner
Clockwork Orange
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on July 28, 2006, 03:53:57
Wow, you guys all watch awesome movies.

I'm also a big fan of Fight Club, Fear & Loathing, Ghost in the Shell, Mononoke, House of Flying Daggers, Donnie Darko, 12 Monkies, Run Lola Run (which RunLola didn't list, lol), Bladerunner, Clockwork Orange, and of course Dark City, which is way underrated. I also get a kick out of the Monty Pythons.

I didn't see any listed that I didn't like (or haven't seen).

I can't resist: 5 more

 6. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
 7. Dr. Strangelove
 8. Carlito's Way (it's better than Scarface)
 9. Wild at Heart
10. Logan's Run


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: MisterJingo on July 28, 2006, 11:02:52
10. Logan's Run

Would that have anything to do with a scantily clad Jenny Agutter roaming about in it?  :-D :wink: If so, Walkabout is a good film too lol  :wink:.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on July 30, 2006, 03:05:12
Funny you mention that, because I just recently checked it out from my library. It was really good. I didn't realize it was the same girl until you said that though. :)


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Selski on July 30, 2006, 17:59:18
The Wicker Man
Solaris
12 Monkeys
What Dreams May Come
Billy Liar


Sarah


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: interception on July 30, 2006, 21:25:39
Heat
Collateral
Lord Of War
The Truman Show
Chronicles of Riddick
Fight Club
Independence Day
Ocean's Eleven
Good Will Hunting

Etc...


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: interception on July 30, 2006, 22:10:19
I remember The Neverending Story. I place blame on that movie as being the one that made me into a fantasy/sci-fi geek.  :-P


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: MisterJingo on July 30, 2006, 23:07:52
I missed one of my most favorite movies ever off! Flash Gordon! Fantastic film (and music) :D.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: jub jub on August 04, 2006, 14:09:48
Would that have anything to do with a scantily clad Jenny Agutter roaming about in it?  :-D :wink: If so, Walkabout is a good film too lol  :wink:.

Not too many people have seen or heard about "Walkabout". I think it was a fantastic flick! I'm also a fan of Aussie movies! Have you seen "Picnic at Hanging Rock"?


What dreams may come
Powder
Matrix Trilogy
Indiana Jones series
What the Bleep do we know?

I like action/adventure as well as spiritual type movies.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Mitch on August 04, 2006, 19:11:47
I don't know about the order, but my favourite five are:

-Stay
-The Butterfly Effect
-The Island
-Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
-The Matrix Trilogy

Yesterday I saw a movie that I also really liked, it leaves you with a nice feeling inside. :)
It's called 16 Blocks and it's with Bruce Willis and Mos Def. I think Mos Def is a rapper or something, but he's a good actor.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 05, 2006, 14:54:23
The Wicker Man is pretty good. I own it and enjoy watching it from time to time. It is worth seeing, especially if you like the older early 70's films. There are two versions, so be sure you get the extended version with the added footage.

I don't know about the remake. I have heard weird things about it that will totally mess things up. Wicker Man is one of those films that is prefect the way it is and should not be messed with, but that never stopped Hollywood before. It would be like remaking The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  :-(


I think I could turn and live with animals - they're so placid and self-contained. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to "God". Not one of them kneels to another, or to his own kind that lived thousands of years ago. Not one of them is responsible...or unhappy...all over the Earth. - Lord Summerisle


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Selski on August 05, 2006, 19:08:14

I think I could turn and live with animals - they're so placid and self-contained. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to "God". Not one of them kneels to another, or to his own kind that lived thousands of years ago. Not one of them is responsible...or unhappy...all over the Earth. - Lord Summerisle


WalkerintheWoods

I own this particular poem (for it is a poem) in a book.  The book I bought from a secondhand shop many years ago.  In the front it had the usual (To Martha from John stuff - but it also had the date he sent it - which happened to be my birthday.  John also said that his especial favourite poem was on Page. 6.) 

Page 6 was the above poem, which happens to be one of my favourite poems once I'd read it.

I then watched The Wicker Man and was nearly literally blown away when I heard Lord Summerisle recount the poem. 

I think it's a fantastic film, and yes, it has to be the original.

I adore Lord Summerisle - he is my hero.  He also happens to appear as one of my guides.  I think this is so because I trust him so much!  Who would have thought having Christopher Lee (a real horror actor) as a guide!!

Sarah


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on August 06, 2006, 04:15:24
I'm also a huge fan of The Wicker Man, and am also sceptical of a remake. First of all, it's Hollywood. The location was a huge thing in the first one, and I don't see them doing that. It'll probably be set somewhere in the U.S. Second, I heard that it stars Nicholas Cage. That really bummed me out.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 06, 2006, 14:07:39
It looks like they have already made the remake. I have not seen anything about it other than here. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450345/

That is pretty wild, Sarah. I really like that quote/poem too.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Traveler on August 10, 2006, 17:49:17
Somewhere in Time
Dune (Sting ver.)
Long Riders
Excaliber (81?)
The Wraith
Hollywood Knights
13th Warrior
The Stand
Band of Brothers
Unforgiven


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Selski on August 10, 2006, 21:38:17
And how could I forget the Laurel & Hardy films?

I particularly like 'Way out West'.

 :-D

Sarah


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: MisterJingo on August 10, 2006, 22:10:11
Not too many people have seen or heard about "Walkabout". I think it was a fantastic flick! I'm also a fan of Aussie movies! Have you seen "Picnic at Hanging Rock"?

Walkabout is an interesting film, it's been on UK TV a few times :). I haven't seen picnic at hanging rock. Is it worth checking out?


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: RenaissanceMan on August 11, 2006, 02:27:20
"Picnic at Hanging Rock" is definitely worth taking a look.

I also like "The Shawshank Redemption".  Great ending.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on August 11, 2006, 03:33:01
The Shank! It is really good. It's very different for a Stephen King story.

I just purchased "Altered States" at my local Family Dollar for $3. That's a fun movie.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: MisterJingo on August 11, 2006, 07:54:23
Altered states is good :). I remember being scared silly as a child when I saw a clip of it, the bit with the cross and the many eyed goat.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 11, 2006, 13:21:57
speaking of Mr. King...I very much enjoyed "the green mile"

That is exactly what I was thinking when King was mentioned. The Green Mile is a really good movie.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 11, 2006, 13:25:52
I watched the trailer for The Wicker Man and I am unsure about it. It does not seem like it will possess the subtleness which lead to the mysterious feel of the original. I am sure I will watch it some time as I want to see how they did it, but I can't see it living up to the original. And what is up with him being "conflicted"? In the original he was pretty sure of himself. That completely changes things.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: jub jub on August 11, 2006, 23:52:46
Walkabout is an interesting film, it's been on UK TV a few times :). I haven't seen picnic at hanging rock. Is it worth checking out?

I think so. It's definetly Aussie and will leave you guessing at the end.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on August 13, 2006, 17:33:49
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Why does everyone hate Nick Cage?


I just don't think Nicholas Cage seems like the right person for Wicker Man. He really has been in some great movies like Wild at Heart (on my original list), Snake Eyes, The Cotton Club, Raising Arizona, and Adaptation (by the same writer who did Eternal Sunshine). He could prove us all wrong.

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speaking of Mr. King...I very much enjoyed "the green mile"

The Green Mile and The Shank were both written by King and had the same director. They should team up on another one.

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Altered states is good . I remember being scared silly as a child when I saw a clip of it, the bit with the cross and the many eyed goat.

I watched it last night. I've seen it a few times, but there were several things I didn't notice before. Drew Berrymore is in it for a brief moment (I think her first movie, even before ET). It ends a little cheesy, but still a great movie. The dialog is awesome.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 14, 2006, 12:36:06
I love Nicholas Cage. He is a great actor. I don't know if he would be right for the part in Wicker Man, but I don't know how much the character is going to change in the new version. He might be perfect for it. But in the original I don't think he would be right. I think they did a great job casting in the original.

And don't forget Nick in Face Off!

The Wicker Man Soundtrack comes with a little book that has info on the movie and music. It says that they spend a large part of the budget on a dream scene that for some reason never made it into the movie and has now been lost. I would love to see that!


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: interception on August 15, 2006, 22:19:11
I like Cage. Not sure why, but I like him.  :|

Saw Napoleon Dynamite for the first time a few days ago... ridiculously odd characters.  :-D

Oh the Transporter movies... yeah, liked 'em too.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on August 16, 2006, 04:23:25
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Did anyone see Napoleon Dynamite, I thought that was hilarious!
I thought Napoleon Dynamite was genious. It was hilarious and had unique characters. I loved the midwestern setting.
The same writer/director also did "Nacho Libre" with Jack Black. I haven't seen it yet but it looks really funny.

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And don't forget Nick in Face Off!
Yeah, that was a good John Woo film. I also like his earlier Hong Kong movies with Chow Yun-Fat. They're all really great shoot-em-ups.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 16, 2006, 12:55:46
It seems silly to not see a movie simply because of an actor in it. I will go with you to see it and Pirates. I have not made it to see it either. Have you gotten your copy of the original Wicker Man yet?

Napoleon Dynamite is funny. I love it when they go into town. lol


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 16, 2006, 12:57:10
Anyone seen Clerks 2? The first one was great.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on August 16, 2006, 17:04:26
I got a chance to see it opening weekend and thought it was really funny. It was similar to the first in that it had a lot of long, funny dialog. I enjoyed it (but I'm sure you have to like Kevin Smith's comedy).


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 17, 2006, 13:06:08
I definitely want to see Clerks 2. I love Kevin Smith movies.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: WalkerInTheWoods on August 18, 2006, 11:27:12
I have never seen The Wicker Man at any Blockbuster here. You might have luck at the smaller store, as you never know what they may have. The non-chain stores here can usually have some interesting things that can't be found at the chain stores.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: MisterJingo on August 18, 2006, 11:58:06
I'm not sure I would class it as a favorite, but I saw 'the constant gardner' recently, and I found it to be a pretty harrowing film. I'd definately recommend it.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Selski on August 20, 2006, 16:08:18
I watched an old film last week - Bedazzled with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

It was great fun, and the part where the nuns are trampolining had me rolling around on the floor.  I had to watch that twice, it was so funny.

Those red socks... :evil:

Sarah


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Stookie on August 22, 2006, 03:28:36
OK, now that I've seen "Wickerman" trailers, I'm not sure what to think. It looks like it could be good, but much darker. The mystery still seems to be there, but more horror elements to it. We'll see.

I saw the trailer prior to watching "Descent". It was pretty good compared to the mass of horror movies of late. It had a lot of scares and kept a good momentum (as a scary movie should). Good weekend entertainment.

I've got my hands on The Constant Gardener and will watch it sometime in the next few days.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: joker on August 22, 2006, 09:25:25
The park is mine.

I think some people get forgotten and no one should be forgotten.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: malganis on August 22, 2006, 20:07:06
I have watched The Wicker Man 1973 100 min yesterday. It's a strange movie. I wasnt quite sucked in it, but somehow distanced, if you know what i mean. I dont know much about pagan symbols and i'm not christian so that contributed to it. The end was surely surprising. There are some good dialogues and monologues like the one of Lord Summerisle on snails.

I found on the internet about Scenes filmed but never used http://www.steve-p.org/wm/script.htm.

Here is the article about the movie where I learned much about it. The movie became much more interesting after i read it.
http://tinyurl.com/ecxvq

In the morning I had not very pleasant dream about it. I forgot much details but here is what i remember.
There was somekind flood and a man with deer head with huge antlers. I think he was a police inspector...My father and i were served cooked human meat. We were both disgusted and didnt eat it...I know from where that came from.


Title: Re: Favorite Movies
Post by: Traveler on August 23, 2006, 14:49:55
I thought National Treasure was good

Other favorites:
Braveheart
Gladiator - especially the scene after the first fight in the Colliseum when the emporer goes down to meet the spaniard.
Thirteen Ghosts
Indiana Jones trilogy
Batman with Micheal Keaton & Jack Nicholson
Ice Pirates
Scrooged