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Title: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Eggz on April 19, 2006, 12:03:20 PM
Since Inty wants us to be a bit more active, How about talking about the movies we've seen recently? Be it at the theatre, newest DVD releases, or just an old favourite that you decided to watch again.



I've kind of gone on a movie spree the last couple of days; Scary Movie 4, Ice Age 2, Hostel, Canada-Russia '72, The Order, and Resident Evil.



Scary Movie 4: Pretty good comedy spoof on recent scary movies. How they managed to link the different movies was pretty good, and their Brokeback spoof honestly had me bent over laughing. That, and their "japanese". Oh my :)



ICe Age 2: Good for a kids movie. Storyline is predictable though "the Meltdown" kind of says it all. But cute none the less.



Hostel: Messed up, disturbing, definitely not for the faint of heart. Honestly, pay attention to the rating on this one. Despite  being a big horror gore film, it was really well done. What makes it hit so hard I think was the somewhat beleivable situation.



Canada-Russia '72: A good ol' CBC mini-series following the events during the hockey series between the two countries in 1972. Historically acurate (or so says my dad. But considering he had actually seen the games, I'll believe him). The CBC will probably play it agan at  some point, so if you''re a hockey fan, take the time to watch this one; it's a new classic. :)



That's about all I've got for now. It's your turn. Tell us what you've got.



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Q: What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is dangerous?

A: A sparrow with a machine gun.

      - The Riddler; Batman the Movie
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: JonLeung on April 19, 2006, 12:12:25 PM
I haven't seen as many movies as I always hope to (being a university graduate with a Film Studies major, you'd think I'd find the time), but this Easter Weekend I saw Rocky (for the second time), Stealth, and XXX: State Of The Union.



Those last two were strictly popcorny.  My dad's insisting I watch Fantastic Four on DVD which he got from the library yesterday (who needs Blockbuster) which I imagine is more of the same.



The last film I saw in the theater was V For Vendetta.  I guess that was pretty good, for an action movie.  Could've used more action, actually.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on April 19, 2006, 01:20:54 PM
Man, it's been months since I've seen a movie in a theater, and it was an independant/art film at that. I *could* mention all the DVDs at home that I've yet to see:



-Blues Brothers

-Spinal Tap

-Whisper of the Heart

-Fitzcarraldo



And a few more I can't remember...



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Inty on April 19, 2006, 01:28:43 PM
I have Kung Fu Hustle and Donnie Darko on DVD both have i yet to watch.



I did however just finish watching Spaceballs for like the 4th time this year. I love that movie. ^_^

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Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2006, 03:43:29 PM
My friend and I have been watching a ton of movies lately.  He has the Hollywood video MVP pass, so he gets 3 free rentals pretty much whenever he wants, so just about every weekend and some weeknights we're both up late watching movies.  Some of the recent ones:



The Green Mile

Shawshank Redemption

Wicker Park

a slew of Chuck Norris movies :D

Dodgeball

Cinderella Man

Anchorman

Wedding Crashers

The Specialist

Cliffhanger

The Terminal

Castaway

All 3 Lord of the Rings - Extended Editions

and so on...



As you can see, we are into funny movies, Sylvester Stallone movies, and the occasional dramatic, Oscar-worthy film.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Eggz on April 20, 2006, 05:20:27 PM
Horror movies is where it's at for me. I get so many weird looks that I'd rather see people die, while all of my guys friends want to see the "sweeter" flicks.



I actually work at a movie store, so I get free rentals whenever I want. The only that that keeps me from watching movies non-stop is school, and life in general.

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Q: What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is dangerous?

A: A sparrow with a machine gun.

      - The Riddler; Batman the Movie
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Revned on April 20, 2006, 06:36:33 PM
Oh, where to start. Last movie I saw in the theatre was V for Vendetta, but I've seen plenty of movies on TV/DVD. I've seen 4 or 5 Kurosawa movies in the last couple weeks. He's been promoted to my very exclusive list of favorite directors. I also saw a German expressionist silent movie called "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari." It was very interesting. It's on IMDB's Top 250. Yeah... I doubt any of you care about my old movies....
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on April 20, 2006, 07:00:23 PM
Welcome back Revned! And about your movies, well I can't say I've ever seen any of them. I don't really know anyone who've knowledgeable in obscure (but high quality) movies with whom I could watch some.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Revned on April 20, 2006, 07:57:32 PM
Howdy. Kurosawa isn't obscure. Far from it. He's widely acknowledged as the best Japanese movie director. At least see Seven Samurai. It's on IMDB's Top 10. As for the other one, if you want to see it, you can get it for free off Archive.org.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: JonLeung on April 20, 2006, 08:13:39 PM
I took a course all about Kurosawa in my last year of university.



Seven Samurai is one of the big ones.  Rashomon is fairly well-known.



I'm surprised at Revned's grasp of films.  I did, however, see Caligari.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Revned on April 20, 2006, 08:33:47 PM
Sounds like a cool class! I've seen thousands of movies. Yes, that ended with an 's'. I'm obsessed with Hitchcock, seen almost every one of his movies. Since I've run out of his films, I've been moving on to other directors. Kurosawa happens to be my director of choice, at the moment. I have yet to see Rashomon, hopefully soon. I like all his films I've seen immensely, but my favorites are Yojimbo and Throne of Blood. The music in the former was really amazing, and the latter was by far the best version of Macbeth I've seen.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2006, 09:37:35 PM
All I know about Kurosawa is that he makes "mad films" according to Barenaked Ladies. :P
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: JonLeung on April 21, 2006, 07:35:36 AM
...that have samurai.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on April 22, 2006, 10:39:38 PM
Revned Said:
Howdy. Kurosawa isn't obscure. Far from it. He's widely acknowledged as the best Japanese movie director. At least see Seven Samurai. It's on IMDB's Top 10. As for the other one, if you want to see it, you can get it for free off Archive.org.

Well, I already knew that, but I meant obscure in that he's not that mainstream, and his work is hard to find in rental form around here.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Revned on April 23, 2006, 08:51:16 AM
Ah, I see. I guess Blockbuster stores in Canada don't have any taste :P Or is it because you're in the French area?
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on April 23, 2006, 12:54:51 PM
There aren't any blockbuster anywhere near where I live. There is a video rental/independant cinema who has a lot of DVDs of foreign movies and I'm pretty sure they'd have Kurosawa, but it's on the other side of town and I don't have a car, so I'd really need to be motivated to spend 2 hours just to make the trip to rent a movie. Maybe someday.





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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Thraxian on April 24, 2006, 06:47:23 AM
I just finished seeing Robots, the animated film with Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, etc.



It was hilarious!  The fact that it's animated means the kids will probably enjoy it, but there's so much humor for adults too, it's a great movie.



"Oh honey, I'm so sorry.  You missed the delivery.  But it's okay.  Making the baby's the fun part."
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Eggz on April 24, 2006, 04:50:40 PM
Terra, if there are any Videotron and Jumbo Video anywhere where you live, I'm pretty sure they would be able to order in a copy of the movie to put as a rental. I work for a division of Quebecor out here, and we do get a request for those every once in a whille. the only reason why we can't do it is because we're having a few small problems with our DVD shipping. But that's beyond the point. ^^;

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Q: What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is dangerous?

A: A sparrow with a machine gun.

      - The Riddler; Batman the Movie
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Revned on May 23, 2006, 12:12:03 PM
Ahem, *bump*



I just watched Orson Welles' F for Fake (Vérités et mensonges). It's a very interesting documentary about trickery and deceit. The ending was perfect for the topic. Two thumbs up!



I've seen lots of movies lately, but this was probably the most out of the ordinary. I'm going to see The Da Vinci Code tomorrow with my friend. We like seeing movies with poor ratings so we can laugh at them. We saw Van Helsing together too. Now that was a bad movie.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: bustin98 on May 23, 2006, 12:17:57 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing X-men III this weekend. I'll have to give my impressions afterward.

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Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: JonLeung on May 24, 2006, 11:25:18 AM
The last movie I saw on DVD was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.  Funny thing is, YTV showed the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory the next day.  While I didn't watch the whole thing, the tiny part I did see near the beginning was neat to compare the two films, like how some lines were taken pretty much verbatim (well, I guess they're both derived from the same book), but some things were different.  Little things like how Charlie offers his family part of his chocolate bar but in the original they decline, and in the recent one they accept, or big things like how much freakier Johnny Depp is.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: bustin98 on May 24, 2006, 12:23:31 PM
Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, wanted to play Willy Wonka. He cites the original movie as a source of inspiration. I haven't watched the new one yet to see if it would have been cool to see him in the role.



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Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 24, 2006, 01:15:20 PM
All I know is that the video for "Dope Show" was really a big hommage to the boat ride from the original Willy Wonka movie. I'm not sure Warner would have fit with Burton's vision which is usually more fantastic than creepy, but a Chocolate Factory movie directed by Brian Warner while he was in the "Spooky Kids" period would have been quite an acid trip.



Also, has anyone here ever played the first Blood game on PC? The first episode had a stage which was a big "boat ride" where you traveled down a huge water tunnel with disturbing sounds and pulsating walls that reminded me a lot of the "Dope Hat" video; the fact that my roommate at the time used to play "Portrait of an American Family" (which had "Dope Hat" on it) all the time while I played Blood only strenghtened the connection.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: bustin98 on May 24, 2006, 02:09:22 PM
I never heard of it so I looked it up on the Net. Holy Duke Nukem, Batman.



Thats what I was reminded of by the screen shots. And the reviewer mentioned they are similar, but Blood is suposedly very difficult.



I guess if I see it in a $5 bin I might look at it. Maybe. Then again I haven't finished Halflife2 yet.



But very interesting sounding level, Terra. "Portrait" was one of the groups more ground-breaking albums. Its a classic.

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Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 24, 2006, 03:05:25 PM
"Portrait" remains my favourite album of his, if only because it's more demented and funny/creepy in an evil carnival sort of way than his other albums. "Smells Like Children" also carries some of that tone even though a lot of songs are just "more is better"-type remixes and/or plain weird speech bits like "Fuck Franky".



As for Blood, it used the old Duke Nukem 3D / Shadow Warrior engine, even though Monolith Software I think pushed it farther than for those two. I really liked the ambiance of the game, with evil cultists, mimes just waiting to be fragged and lots of cool and/or hommage levels like a moving train and one in Crystal Lakes where a mask on the walls is making the classic sounds you hear in Friday the 13th movies.



The only catch is that sounds doesn't really work well at all in DOSBox, being all choppy. There's a site somewhere which ga ve a very long and detailled procedure to patch the executables to get working sound in Windows but I haven't tried it yet.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: Revned on May 24, 2006, 04:52:32 PM
Oh god, I hated the new Charlie and the Chocolate factory movie. It was just so... bad. Johnny Depp may be a good actor, but no one, and I mean no one, plays a better mad scientist than Gene Wilder. The original is one of my favorite movies ever. It may seem corny nowadays, but it creates the perfect atmosphere.
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 24, 2006, 05:19:56 PM
I don't remember if I talked about here on the old board, but after seeing the old Willy Wonka movie, I decided that the only good thing about it was Gene Wilder. The rest, the music, the other actors, the special effects, etc., were almost unbearable and made me cringe from beginning to end. Only Gene Wilder made a great impression and Johnny Depp's Wonka just doesn't hold a candle to his interpretation (and the cool dialog the writers gave him too).



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: Movies You've Seen
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 24, 2006, 08:47:37 PM
Incidently, without wanting to throw the discussion off-course too much, if anyone ever wants to play any of the original Build games (Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior) in Windows XP, you can find all the instructions I was talking about at the following link:



http://buildxp.deathmask.net/



I just did the whole thing for Blood and it works perfectly. Now I can set retarded people on fire and hear them scream "there's no place like home!"  as I could before :)



(Told you the game's humor was twisted!)



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me