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Movies You've Just Seen Now including Television!



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#1 Posted 11 February 2007 - 03:38 PM

If we have a "What are you listening to?" thread we might as well have one for films. Note that this is not attempting to cancel out film specific threads, but to more express general opinions and have a little bit of discussion. That and give your own ratings.

This thread is simply for people to post the names of films they have seen for the first time. They can be brand new or old, cinema or DVD; it makes no difference. If you've seen the film for the first time feel free to post about it.

Post whatever you like. What you thought of the film, scenes you liked and hated, a score perhaps, etc. Just a warning; keep spoilers invisible with the spoiler tag. No-one wants anything spoiled for them.

Oh, that and no porn. Its not proper cinema and you know it.

Pan's Labyrinth: I had been meaning to see this for awhile and finally did tonight. I was blown away. The film is stunning, and I personally felt it was quite sad. The creature design is amazing and the atmosphere is intense. 5/5, and easily one of the best films I've seen in a while.

Hard Candy: I had only heard a little bit about this film but still wanted to see it. Eleven (I think) year old girl meets 30-something year old guy over the net and meets up with him. 'Nuff said. I enjoyed it, and the acting was good, but I hate fast jerky camera work. It rarely, if ever, works well. When it works it is usually in a war film, due to the carnage, but it always looks stupid when its just focusing on one character doing something frantic. 4/5, but only just. Great film, just way too much ******* fast jerky camera work.

Dead Man's Shoes: The rental cover is appalling. It makes the film seem very corny and unoriginal. Safe to say this is one film you cannot judge by its cover. It tells the story of two brothers. One has a mental disability and the other has come back from the army. The one from the army decided to take revenge of the drug dealing bullies that picked on the disabled brother. Think "Taxi Driver" only more British. Absolutely brilliantly acted and directed. Must see, 5/5.

The Magician: A Melbourne (Australia) film which was not entirely what I expected. It is filmed like a documentary, following a Melbourne hitman around. Very well done and feels genuinely raw from start to finish. 4/5.

Happiness: Simply the story of three sisters, and a couple of other characters, and all the sick twisted things that happen in their lives. Disturbingly subtle, always leaving way too much to the imagination. Also utterly hilarious, for the former reasons. Its the kind of film my house mate and myself show to new friends just for the shock value. 4.5/5, and I would recommend it to anyone with a very sick sense of humor (not violence, but instead sexuality and misery).
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#2 Posted 11 February 2007 - 03:51 PM

I watched the departed and nacho libre night before last. Both were Ok-ish, nacho libre wasn't as funny as I'd hoped though.



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#3 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:02 PM

Well last night I saw Saw 3 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning for the first time. Both great movies. A lot of blood and guts.



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#4 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:05 PM

American History X - A young Neo Nazi in his low 20's lives with his little teenage brother, sister, and mother. He is arrested after murdering black trespassers, but after coming out of jail three years later, things have changed...but his younger brother followed in his footsteps. This movie is very gritty, and powerful. Everyone who can handle heavy violence should watch this. 4.5/5

Pulp Fiction- Four intertwined stories. All of them very good. Everything that comes out of Samuel L. Jackson's mouth is hilarious. Every conversation he has with John Travolta is also hilarious. The movie itself has everything. It's gritty, funny, suspenseful....everyone who can handle a real R-rated movie should see this. 5/5

Office Space - It's Office Space. Its one of the funniest movies around.

Crash- Also contains many different sub-stories that are related. It takes place within a short time in the city, through the eyes of many different kinds of people. Very, VERY good movie. Definitely a 5/5.

The Usual Suspects - Story of some thieves, people who do dirty work for big cash. But it's plot far deeper than just a heist or two. This is also pretty incredible in my opinion. A 4.25 / 5.

Princess Mononoke - A tale of a young prince who becomes cursed after defending others against a corrupted boar that enters his village. With his death surely impending, he sets off to find the source of the corruption, leading him to discover the men and women of the Ironworks who wage war with the forests for more power, a mysterious girl who was raised by and fights alongside a few wolves who lives to kill the leader of the Ironworks, and the gods of nature themselves. Fantastic music. This is hands down the best animated movie I have ever seen in my life, counting 3-D animated movies as well. I think everyone who can handle some gore should watch this. EVERYONE! 5/5 , Definitely.

(But just watch it with subtitles in Japanese, I think the voices are better that way personally. I cracked up as soon as I heard the english ones)

American Beauty - Another amazing movie. It takes place in a upper middle class home with a Husband, Wife, and Daughter. Each have many things happening to them...there is so much that its too hard to explain. But this movie once again has everything in it. It's hilarious, inspiring, shocking, and suspenseful...surely one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. 5/5, For sure.

I know those were kind of "quick" reviews, but all of these movies are worth watching. I watched all of them last weekend....its pretty much all I did. :):
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#5 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:08 PM

Hehehe, I just saw The return of the king for the upteenth time... awesomeness :):

Also, I saw Idiocracy, after someone recommended it on IRC.
Pretty funny stuff, good, not great.
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#6 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:09 PM

I saw Crimson Tide a few days ago, I friggin' love it. My new favorite movie. It's a great thriller/military movie. It has a very unique plot, not the same rehashes like other movies. I love the acting.

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#7 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:11 PM

Casablanca - Such an amazing film, I loved it, really, I gush over the Bogart!
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#8 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

View PostShoota, on Feb 12 2007, 03:05 AM, said:

American History X - A young Neo Nazi in his low 20's lives with his little teenage brother, sister, and mother. He is arrested after murdering black trespassers, but after coming out of jail three years later, things have changed...but his younger brother followed in his footsteps. This movie is very gritty, and powerful. Everyone who can handle heavy violence should watch this. 4.5/5


I would have given this 5/5. American History X is immensely powerful, and Edward Norton gives his best performance (next to Fight Club). I freaking love this film...and Fight Club.
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#9 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:16 PM

Ghost in the Shell - A great movie with a very interesting plot and setting. I intend on watching Stand Alone Complex now.



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#10 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:23 PM

Little Miss Sunshine: Weird, but definatly a great movie about striving for your goals. All the actors did an amazing job, it really seemed natural
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#11 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

Eraserhead-ive never seen a movie so distributing, but it was so unique i loved it!



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#12 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:49 PM

Pulp Fiction.

Simply awesome in every way. =]

5/5



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#13 Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:52 PM

I didn't care for Hard Candy. I thought everything after the climactic surgery was too obvious and a cheap way to end things.

I got Miami Vice last night as a very late x-mas gift from a friend, so I'll watch that tonight. Since Heat is one of my favorite movies of all time, and Collateral was pretty good as well, I'm hoping this one will be at least average.

And since The Departed is out on DVD now, or soon, I'll be picking that up this week.



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#14 Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:31 PM

I'm watching Battlestar Galactica season 2 and 2.5. By far one of the best TV shows out there let alone Sci-Fi. I love the acting, and the CGI work is really nice. I like this show more than Firefly, it just feels more realistic yet fun. I like the cast because everyone is so diverse too. Hopefully I can catch up to 24 Season 6 too, since I only finished season 3.

And don't tell me this isn't a TV thread because BSG is pretty much a movie in itself anyway.
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#15 Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:33 PM

View PostWarped Crakhed, on Feb 11 2007, 02:31 PM, said:

I'm watching Battlestar Galactica season 2 and 2.5. By far one of the best TV shows out there let alone Sci-Fi. I love the acting, and the CGI work is really nice. I like this show more than Firefly, it just feels more realistic yet fun. I like the cast because everyone is so diverse too. Hopefully I can catch up to 24 Season 6 too, since I only finished season 3.

And don't tell me this isn't a TV thread because BSG is pretty much a movie in itself anyway.


I've only seen the mini-movie pilot, but I gotta admit it is a surprisingly great show. Don't think it's better then Firefly...but I'll keep watching it when I have time.

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