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whynotsmile99
07-05-2009, 03:03 PM
classics and cult films you just haven't gotten around to see yet. Then we can all yell at each other for not seeing such and such film

I'll start:

Gone With The Wind
Heat
The Godfather part 2
Poltergeist
Lawrence of Arabia
Harold and Maude
400 blows
The Three Colors Triology

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 05:24 PM
The Godfather...all of them. Oops. I have no patience.

Why not smile: Gone with the Wind is good in the first hour or so, then it teeters off, kinda like the Sound of Music.

Harold and Maude is worth your time; Lawrence of Arabia isn't a sure hit with everyone.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 05:27 PM
classics and cult films you just haven't gotten around to see yet. Then we can all yell at each other for not seeing such and such film

I'll start:

Gone With The Wind
Heat
The Godfather part 2
Poltergeist
Lawrence of Arabia
Harold and Maude
400 blows
The Three Colors Triology

I hated Harold & Maude. I guess I can understand why people like it. But, it still sucked hairy balls.

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 05:29 PM
You obviously have no taste for subtlety and black comedy, then.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 05:49 PM
If you got through Gone With the Wind, there is no excuse for not watching Godfather 1 or 2.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 05:50 PM
You obviously have no taste for subtlety and black comedy, then.

I do. H&M just didn't do it for me. :)

pancakespancakes
07-05-2009, 05:50 PM
Lawrence of Arabia is really enjoyable. Especially if you're into that sort of thing... big epic historical kinds of movies. I loved it when I saw it at age 15.

I just saw Taxi Driver for the first time a week or two ago, jesus that was a disturbing movie.

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 05:51 PM
If you got through Gone With the Wind, there is no excuse for not watching Godfather 1 or 2.

It's my mom and grandmother's favorite movie, so I've been forced to watch it. Also, I like the story better than "bang bang gangster family kill raaah honor blah italy."

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 05:51 PM
Lawrence of Arabia is really enjoyable. Especially if you're into that sort of thing... big epic historical kinds of movies. I loved it when I saw it at age 15.

I just saw Taxi Driver for the first time a week or two ago, jesus that was a disturbing movie.

I <3 Taxi Driver. Disturbing, yet amazing.

Courtney
07-05-2009, 05:56 PM
Paging Erik. Paging film studies major delinquent menikmati to the thread.

Here are mine:
Die Hard
The Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
Rocky
Raging Bull
Mad Max
Rashomon
The Third Man
Ben Hur
The Magnificent Ambersons
On the Waterfront
Touch of Evil
Top Hat
Miracle on 34th Street

And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 05:58 PM
And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

Well, watching most Westerns is like drinking milk that has expired and has been sitting out for a few weeks. Unnecessary, probably not the wisest idea, but kinda funny and interesting when you think back on it.

obzen
07-05-2009, 06:00 PM
Harold and Maude.

what it is about this movie--ive always wondered this ever since i learned that a girl who was then,just a love-interest,had really liked this movie as well

i havent seen it yet but im curious as to what you think about it...


You obviously have no taste for subtlety and black comedy, then.

black comedy?

rskapcat
07-05-2009, 06:01 PM
Ugh, I hated Gone With the Wind. My choir teacher made us watch it on the bus when we went to Georgia (I think?) for a choir competition. I honestly wanted Scarlett to be hit by stray musket fire. Imagine my disappointment when she lived.

Courtney
07-05-2009, 06:02 PM
There are so many things wrong about making a bunch of young students trapped on a bus watch Gone With The Wind that I can't possibly list them all.

Edit: despite the fact that the film is apparently being appropriated as newly relevant to feminist film theory (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/books/review/White-t.html). Ugh.

kreutz2112
07-05-2009, 06:04 PM
Paging Erik. Paging film studies major delinquent menikmati to the thread.

Here are mine:
Die Hard
The Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
Rocky
Raging Bull
Mad Max
Rashomon
The Third Man
Ben Hur
The Magnificent Ambersons
On the Waterfront
Touch of Evil
Top Hat
Miracle on 34th Street

And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

I have never seen any of those movies. The non-bolded movies represent the ones I have never heard of on that list. I am a horrible movie watcher.

kreutz2112
07-05-2009, 06:05 PM
In fact I have not seen one movie mentioned in this thread so far.

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 06:06 PM
Also, I like the story better than "bang bang gangster family kill raaah honor blah italy."

That's almost sig-worthy.

The one movie I've never seen that isn't a classic in the AFI sense of the word, but that everyone in the world has seen multiple times and seems to be a staple in pop culture: Dirty Dancing.

Courtney
07-05-2009, 06:12 PM
In fact I have not seen one movie mentioned in this thread so far.

This is where we yell at you for not seeing such and such film.


The one movie I've never seen that isn't a classic in the AFI sense of the word, but that everyone in the world has seen multiple times and seems to be a staple in pop culture: Dirty Dancing.

I plan to re-watch Dirty Dancing before attending ATP this September. Oh yes I do.

rskapcat
07-05-2009, 06:15 PM
I plan to re-watch Dirty Dancing before attending ATP this September. Oh yes I do.

*giggle* Me too! :p

SoulDischarge
07-05-2009, 06:17 PM
The more movies I watch, the more my list of movies I feel guilty for not having seen grows.

Alchemy
07-05-2009, 06:22 PM
Here are the ones I haven't seen:
The Blue Table
Fourteen Hands on Fifth Street
The Pineapple Saga
Atlantic Sunrise
Ghostbreath III
Electric Heat: The Story of Albert L. Marsh

Who has the time?

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 06:22 PM
The more movies I watch, the more my list of movies I feel guilty for not having seen grows.

Same here.

Back in like 2002 one day I just opened a Word document, found some sites that listed the great movies of our times, and started typing. I made a list of classic American films that I had never seen, and then after that listed various films by some of the classic actors that I had never seen. Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, etc. I never did get all the way through the list, but it was a great experiment and some of my now all-time favorite movies were watched during this time, which I might never have gotten around to if it wasn't for my list.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 06:33 PM
Here are the ones I haven't seen:
The Blue Table
Fourteen Hands on Fifth Street
The Pineapple Saga
Atlantic Sunrise
Ghostbreath III
Electric Heat: The Story of Albert L. Marsh

Who has the time?

Not me...
Those films are apparently epic, but I just can't do it.

wmgaretjax
07-05-2009, 06:37 PM
You obviously have no taste for subtlety

In what universe is Harold and Maude a subtle film?

SoulDischarge
07-05-2009, 06:42 PM
Ghostbreath III

Usually I'm not a fan of sequels, especially ones to erotic thrillers set on the planet Larynxsvelte, but Ghostbreath III is one of, if not the, finest endings to a trilogy I have ever seen. I can barely even sit through the first Ghostbreath after seeing III, but I'd still recommend you see the first two because otherwise you won't quite appreciate the discursive, postmodern way the third installment undermines the conventions of the first two. And it's downright criminal the way the Academy robbed Jim Varney. Who else could pull off not one but eight death scenes with such grace and pathos? Point being, move it to the top of your list.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 06:43 PM
In what universe is Harold and Maude a subtle film?

His (her?) universe, apparently.
Such is life...

Pixiessp
07-05-2009, 07:32 PM
I've never seen "The Goonies". Or is it just "Goonies".

CuervoPH
07-05-2009, 07:51 PM
I've never seen Dirty Dancing either, and all I really know about it is that when someone quotes "Nobody puts Baby in a corner", they're either quoting that movie or It's Alive.

boarderwoozel3
07-05-2009, 07:53 PM
It's my mom and grandmother's favorite movie, so I've been forced to watch it. Also, I like the story better than "bang bang gangster family kill raaah honor blah italy."

Dude, the minimal violence in the Godfather trilogy enhances the story by demonstrating an inherent evil in the family business. The film offers so much more than that.

idrive1life
07-05-2009, 08:28 PM
Too many to list so I'll just limit it (for now) with ...

I want to see everything in 2002 Sight & Sounds Greatest Films Ever Made list but I just never got around to see the following:

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) - Max Ophüls
Paisa (aka Paisan) (1946) - Roberto Rossellini
Viaggio in Italia (aka Journey To Italy) (1953) - Roberto Rossellini
Le Mepris (1963) - Jean-Luc Godard
Madame de ... (1953) - Max Ophüls
Jalsaghar (The Music Room) (1958) - Satyajit Ray
Charulata (1964) - Satyajit Ray
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) - Terence Davies
Im Lauf der Zeit (Kings Of The Road) (1976) - Wim Wenders
Listen To Britain (1942) - Humphrey Jennings & Stewart McCallister
O thiasos (Travelling Players) (1975) - Theodoros Angelopolous
Accattone (1961) - Pier Paolo Passolini
Ai No Corrida (1976) - Nagisa Oshima
Boudu sauvé des eaux (Boudu Save From Drowning) (1932) - Jean Renoir
Dead Ringers (1988) - David Cronenberg
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Jeanne Dielman) (1975) - Chantal Akerman
La signora di tutti (1934) - Max Ophuls
La terra trema: Episodio del mare (La terra trema) (1947) - Luchino Visconti
Banshun (Late Spring) (1949) - Yasujiro Ozu
Il gattopardo (Leopard) (1963) - Luchino Visconti
Saikaku ichidai onna (Life Of Oharu) (1952) - Kenji Mizoguchi
Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943) - Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid
Peeping Tom (1960) - Michael Powell
Xiao cheng zhi chun (Spring In A Small Town) (1948) - Mu Fei
Stachka (Strike) (1924) - Sergei M. Eisenstein
Partie de campagne (1936) - Jean Renoir
Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun (Why Did Bhodi Dharma Leave For The East?) (1989) - Yong-Kyun Bae
Huang tu di (Yellow Earth) (1986) - Kaige Chen

.. so many movies, so little time!

Astrid
07-05-2009, 08:58 PM
bleh. kat, its really unwise to judge a film before you've seen it. as the woozel said, there is SO much more to the godfather.

my list of movies i want to watch is epically long. but these are a few that really bother me:
shawshank redemption
shindlers list
scarface (somehow i always end up way too trashed to see the end?)
chasing amy (im not sure why this bothers me so)
bladerunner
casino
jackie brown.

le sigh.

Astrid
07-05-2009, 08:58 PM
oh yes and

ERASERHEAD!

Hannahrain
07-05-2009, 09:00 PM
And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

I'm going to bring Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to House of the Future 2010 and we will watch it and discuss how attractive Paul Newman is. Was.

Hannahrain
07-05-2009, 09:03 PM
Oh. Now I'm sad. Balls.

marooko
07-05-2009, 09:25 PM
black comedy?

:)



I've never seen "The Goonies". Or is it just "Goonies".

i think this goes in the "confessions" thread.

CuervoPH
07-05-2009, 09:29 PM
And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

I am not a huge western movie fan myself, but if A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, or The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly comes on, I will sit there and watch it to the end.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 09:56 PM
Oh. Now I'm sad. Balls.

But, balls should make you happy!

Hannahrain
07-05-2009, 10:00 PM
"Balls" is a legitimate negative colloquialism, evidenced by the fact that you knew without explanation that I meant it pejoratively and not as a suggestion as to how I might cheer myself. Your problem is not with me, it's with the slang of the modern world.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 10:03 PM
"Balls" is a legitimate negative colloquialism, evidenced by the fact that you knew without explanation that I meant it pejoratively and not as a suggestion as to how I might cheer myself. Your problem is not with me, it's with the slang of the modern world.

You are very correct. Thank you for setting me straight.

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 10:05 PM
But, to get back on topic. I have yet to watch Mallrats all the way through. And, I've never seen the original Hairspray (or even the remake, Zack Doodieface bothers me). I have also not seen Star Wars I-III. The last time I watch Star Wars IV-VI, I was a kid... Does that make me a defective?

CuervoPH
07-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Star Wars eps I-III have little redeeming value except for a Yoda light saber fight in Episode II. The only other effect they had on me is that when I watch the original trilogy now, I beg Luke to strike down Darth Vader before he has a chance to turn into Hayden Christensen.

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 10:21 PM
oh yes and

ERASERHEAD!

This was on my list like 6 years ago, but it was only on VHS and was impossible to find in any rental store or Netflix. Still haven't seen it.

leo01g
07-05-2009, 10:40 PM
Ive never seen a single Star Wars movie

elliemchale
07-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Ive never seen a single Star Wars movie

Don't start now...

I've never seen Saving Private Ryan, nor do I ever intend on doing so.

Stainofmind
07-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Road To Perdition

obzen
07-05-2009, 10:48 PM
shindlers list
scarface
chasing amy
bladerunner
casino

all worth checking out-especially the ones in bold

obzen
07-05-2009, 10:54 PM
Ive never seen a single Star Wars movie

:nono
You said that on purpose,didn't you?

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 10:55 PM
Paging Erik. Paging film studies major delinquent menikmati to the thread.

Here are mine:
Die Hard
The Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
Rocky
Raging Bull
Mad Max
Rashomon
The Third Man
Ben Hur
The Magnificent Ambersons
On the Waterfront
Touch of Evil
Top Hat
Miracle on 34th Street

And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

The only ones you should bother with are Raging Bull and On the Waterfront. Schindler and Shawshank are overrated, Ben Hur isn't actually that great and Rashomon is sexist.


what it is about this movie--ive always wondered this ever since i learned that a girl who was then,just a love-interest,had really liked this movie as well

i havent seen it yet but im curious as to what you think about it...

it's heartwarming, disturbingly hilarious and honest. trust me on it.

[/quote]black comedy?[/QUOTE]

yes. "Black comedy is a sub-genre of comedy and satire in which topics and events that are usually regarded as taboo are treated in a satirical or humorous manner while retaining its seriousness." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy)


There are so many things wrong about making a bunch of young students trapped on a bus watch Gone With The Wind that I can't possibly list them all.

Edit: despite the fact that the film is apparently being appropriated as newly relevant to feminist film theory (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/books/review/White-t.html). Ugh.

"AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I'LL NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN! (AND I WON'T GET INTO ANOTHER ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP...OR WILL I?)"



bleh. kat, its really unwise to judge a film before you've seen it. as the woozel said, there is SO much more to the godfather.

i'm just saying...that kind of storyline doesn't appeal to me. plus, i know what happens, as we talk about it in EVERY writing class i've taken.

[/quote]casino[/QUOTE]

i actually just watched this last week. it's interestingly done. violent and sexist...but interestingly done.

......
and i guess there's a lot of movies i haven't seen. i looked at the imdb top 200 and besides the godfather trilogy, i haven't seen:

12 Angry Men
all LOTR (sorry, don't like fantasy movies)
Rear Window
Once Upon a Time in the West
Silence of the Lambs (i'm easily scared)
Memento
North by Northwest
M
The Third Man
The Lives of Others
Spirited Away
Requiem for a Dream
LA Confidential
Das Boot
Elephant Man
Unforgiven

...ok the list is too long; good to see lots of movies I love on that list though (Seventh Seal, Sunset Blvd., The General, Best Years of Our Lives, Safety Last, His Girl Friday, Kill Bill 2, Harold and Maude, Graduate, Downfall, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove...if you haven't seen any of those, watch them NOW.)

also, I haven't seen Good Will Hunting. Oops.

obzen
07-05-2009, 11:01 PM
it's heartwarming, disturbingly hilarious and honest. trust me on it.


yes. "Black comedy is a sub-genre of comedy and satire in which topics and events that are usually regarded as taboo are treated in a satirical or humorous manner while retaining its seriousness." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy)

Ah-ha,I see.
You learn something everyday.



Edit:(She's so resourceful/informative).:cool:

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 11:03 PM
On the Waterfront - excellent. In my Top 10, maybe even Top 5 movies of all-time.

12 Angry Men - had to watch it in gov't class senior year in high school. Good, but not Jimmy's best.

Rear Window - excellent. The suspense they build primarily from a movie shot in a guy's room with a broken leg is phenomenal.

North By Northwest - also excellent.

And while we're talking about Hitchcock, check out Rope. The entire 81 minute film is shot in real time, with no scene changes. A really unique viewing experience, can't recommend it highly enough.

obzen
07-05-2009, 11:07 PM
South Park:The Movie

I avoid it like The Plague.

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 11:10 PM
South Park:The Movie

I avoid it like The Plague.

Well in this case, the plague is hilarious. :)

tessalasset
07-06-2009, 12:05 AM
my list is neverending

blade runner
bonnie and clyde
casablanca
chinatown
citizen kane
dr. strangelove
finding nemo
all of the godfathers
goodfellas
pulp fiction
lawrence of arabia
lord of the rings
on the waterfront
raging bull
a streetcar named desire
taxi driver
the ten commandments
the graduate
thunderball
the dark knight
star trek
butch cassidy and the sundance kid
spider man
cleopatra
beverly hills cop
almost all the james bond movies
american graffiti
pirates of the caribbean 2 and 3
around the world in 80 days
blazing saddles
national lampoon's animal house
the passion of the christ
back to the future 2
superman
close encounters of the 3rd kind
rocky horror picture show
rocky
bridge on the river kwai
swiss family robinson
one flew over the cuckoos nest
m.a.s.h.
ghost
dirty dancing
top gun
harold and maude
texas chainsaw massacre
scarface
dazed and confused
evil dead
dawn of the dead
the big lebowski
showgirls
heathers
patton
airport
shaft
network
marathon man
halloween
annie hall
up in smoke
apocalypse now
kramer vs kramer
2001: a space odyssey
planet of the apes
alien
saving private ryan
dances with wolves
a bug's life
fight club

Derekx
07-06-2009, 12:09 AM
I've never seen an entire James Bond movie.

Still-ill
07-06-2009, 12:16 AM
my list is neverending

blade runner
bonnie and clyde
casablanca
chinatown
citizen kane
dr. strangelove
finding nemo
all of the godfathers
goodfellas
pulp fiction
lawrence of arabia
lord of the rings
on the waterfront
raging bull
a streetcar named desire
taxi driver
the ten commandments
the graduate
thunderball
the dark knight
star trek
butch cassidy and the sundance kid
spider man
cleopatra
beverly hills cop
almost all the james bond movies
american graffiti
pirates of the caribbean 2 and 3
around the world in 80 days
blazing saddles
national lampoon's animal house
the passion of the christ
back to the future 2
superman
close encounters of the 3rd kind
rocky horror picture show
rocky
bridge on the river kwai
swiss family robinson
one flew over the cuckoos nest
m.a.s.h.
ghost
dirty dancing
top gun
harold and maude
texas chainsaw massacre
scarface
dazed and confused
evil dead
dawn of the dead
the big lebowski
showgirls
heathers
patton
airport
shaft
network
marathon man
halloween
annie hall
up in smoke
apocalypse now
kramer vs kramer
2001: a space odyssey
planet of the apes
alien
saving private ryan
dances with wolves
a bug's life
fight club

Almost every one of my favorite movies is on this list. I dunno though, I'm kind of over film... I just don't ever feel like watching movies anymore unless its something by a director I know I love. Many "Classic" films either blow me away or bore me to the point where I have trouble finishing them. Then after finishing them I'll claim I like them but then as time goes by I realize how much I really didn't like that film. There was a time though where I would watch a movie or two a day when when I first received Netflix. So I've seen alot of films, maybe I burnt myself out... hah.

amyzzz
07-06-2009, 12:30 AM
bleh. kat, its really unwise to judge a film before you've seen it. as the woozel said, there is SO much more to the godfather.

my list of movies i want to watch is epically long. but these are a few that really bother me:
shawshank redemption
jackie brown.

le sigh.
See these two. I was let down by Bladerunner but maybe because when I saw it (a year ago?) it was so dated that it did not seem futuristic anymore.

I don't care how schmaltzy it seems to the film nerds in here, I love The Shawshank Redemption, and it's a travesty that Morgan Freeman did not get an Oscar for his performance. That movie gives me faith in humanity.

And Jackie Brown is just a rollicking fun Tarantino flick. (I can't believe I used the word rollicking). The characters are so great. Every. Single. One.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 12:34 AM
Too many to list so I'll just limit it (for now) with ...

I want to see everything in 2002 Sight & Sounds Greatest Films Ever Made list but I just never got around to see the following:

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) - Max Ophüls
Paisa (aka Paisan) (1946) - Roberto Rossellini
Viaggio in Italia (aka Journey To Italy) (1953) - Roberto Rossellini
Le Mepris (1963) - Jean-Luc Godard
Madame de ... (1953) - Max Ophüls
Jalsaghar (The Music Room) (1958) - Satyajit Ray
Charulata (1964) - Satyajit Ray
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) - Terence Davies
Im Lauf der Zeit (Kings Of The Road) (1976) - Wim Wenders
Listen To Britain (1942) - Humphrey Jennings & Stewart McCallister
O thiasos (Travelling Players) (1975) - Theodoros Angelopolous
Accattone (1961) - Pier Paolo Passolini
Ai No Corrida (1976) - Nagisa Oshima
Boudu sauvé des eaux (Boudu Save From Drowning) (1932) - Jean Renoir
Dead Ringers (1988) - David Cronenberg
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Jeanne Dielman) (1975) - Chantal Akerman
La signora di tutti (1934) - Max Ophuls
La terra trema: Episodio del mare (La terra trema) (1947) - Luchino Visconti
Banshun (Late Spring) (1949) - Yasujiro Ozu
Il gattopardo (Leopard) (1963) - Luchino Visconti
Saikaku ichidai onna (Life Of Oharu) (1952) - Kenji Mizoguchi
Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943) - Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid
Peeping Tom (1960) - Michael Powell
Xiao cheng zhi chun (Spring In A Small Town) (1948) - Mu Fei
Stachka (Strike) (1924) - Sergei M. Eisenstein
Partie de campagne (1936) - Jean Renoir
Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun (Why Did Bhodi Dharma Leave For The East?) (1989) - Yong-Kyun Bae
Huang tu di (Yellow Earth) (1986) - Kaige Chen

.. so many movies, so little time!

In the American Film Institute AFI's lists of 100 greatest films 1998 & 2007 editions, there are only 2 films which I just never got around to see ...

Cabaret (1972) - Bob Fosse , #63 in 2007 list
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - Michael Curtiz, #100 in 1998 & #98 in 2007

JewFace
07-06-2009, 04:35 AM
Okay, this is embarrassing; especially considering that I spent two hours of my life watching He's Just Not That Into You last night. To be fair, I was outvoted at a gathering of friends. But, I did sit through the whole thing. Is this really what straight men have to deal with? Jesus H.

* = Zero interest in seeing even though it may be regarded as a classic by some.

HSM 3
Every sequel and prequel to the Star Wars collection*
The Maltese Falcon
Tootsie
The Shawshank Redemption
None of Satyajit Ray's films
The Bicycle Thief
400 Blows
Any of the Lord of the Rings Sequels*
Any of the Harry Potter Films*
Nashville
The Deer Hunter
Blade Runner
Grand Illusion
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
The Breakfast Club
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
8 1/2
Belle de Jour
Withnail and I
My Left Foot
Out of Africa
Wild Strawberries
The Wicker Man (original)
La Strada
Lost in Translation
La Dolce Vita
The Third Man

Distorted_Jungle
07-06-2009, 07:01 AM
I've never seen "The Goonies". Or is it just "Goonies".


This is truely sad to see. :nono

JebusLives
07-06-2009, 07:34 AM
I just watched Goonies yesterday! For the first time! It was... hard to follow (squeeky voices) but I can see how that would have been epic @ age 10.



Any of the Lord of the Rings Sequels*


They made a SEQUEL??

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 08:35 AM
The only ones you should bother with are Raging Bull and On the Waterfront. Schindler and Shawshank are overrated, Ben Hur isn't actually that great and Rashomon is sexist.

Everyone knows to ignore her opinion by now, right?

obzen
07-06-2009, 08:50 AM
I can't.
:rolleyes

schoolofruckus
07-06-2009, 08:56 AM
I believe that sufficient correspondence has been sent out with instructions that Kitt Kat's brand of Katherine Heigl feminidiotism is to go unacknowledged.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-06-2009, 12:05 PM
I have about 400 movies on my Netflix queue that I haven't seen

The next ten films (that i have NOT ever seen before) I'll be watching:

a boy and his dog
my blueberry nights
chungking express
the cat returns
patlabor: the movie
we are the strange
the untouchables
dreamscape
videodrome
withnail and I

unitedwestand
07-06-2009, 12:07 PM
wow. cant believe i didn't start this thread!? where was i.

fatbastard
07-06-2009, 12:08 PM
Star Wars
ET
Harry Potter

unitedwestand
07-06-2009, 12:11 PM
ET is for nimrods

Courtney
07-06-2009, 12:14 PM
I'm going to bring Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to House of the Future 2010 and we will watch it and discuss how attractive Paul Newman is. Was.

I think I can handle that. Especially if said plan involves drinks.

kitt kat
07-06-2009, 12:49 PM
bonnie and clyde
citizen kane
dr. strangelove
finding nemo
pulp fiction
lawrence of arabia
on the waterfront
raging bull
taxi driver
the graduate
thunderball
almost all the james bond movies
apocalypse now
bridge on the river kwai
one flew over the cuckoos nest
harold and maude
annie hall


GET THEE TO NETFLIX.COM RIGHT NOW! (bolded ones for extra emphasis.)




I've never seen an entire James Bond movie.

THUNDERBALL. Just. Do. It.



The Breakfast Club

Now THAT'S embarrassing.

And shut up SoulDischarge. You're a dude---of course you'd like Rashomon. All guys love Rashomon and I have yet to encounter a girl who treats it like a holy relic in the way I've seen guys do.

BlackSwan
07-06-2009, 12:53 PM
I finally watched The Constant Gardener yesterday. Apparently, I didn't miss anything, but now I know that for a fact.

schoolofruckus
07-06-2009, 12:57 PM
GET THEE TO NETFLIX.COM RIGHT NOW! (bolded ones for extra emphasis.)





THUNDERBALL. Just. Do. It.




Now THAT'S embarrassing.

And shut up SoulDischarge. You're a dude---of course you'd like Rashomon. All guys love Rashomon and I have yet to encounter a girl who treats it like a holy relic in the way I've seen guys do.

I'm a dude and I think Rashomon blows. Stick that in your pipe, you gender-stereotyping floozy.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-06-2009, 01:00 PM
I don't remember Rashomon being particularly sexist, but even if it was it's important to see the full context of when and where the film was made....japan in 1950. It was also based on stories written in 1915 and 1922. These facts are very relevant to the cultural nuances displayed in the film

That said, I don't particularly like Rashomon. I understand and appraciate tyhe concept, but i find of lot of stories and films that repeat events over and over again to be quite boring (obviously this is a very personal opinion)

unfortunately it's the only Kurosawa film i've seen and it's kept me from seeking out his other works. I really should see Seven Samurai

obzen
07-06-2009, 01:34 PM
I'm a dude and I blow.Stick in your pipe, you.

:cool:

obzen
07-06-2009, 01:34 PM
...

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 01:59 PM
I finally watched The Constant Gardener yesterday. Apparently, I didn't miss anything, but now I know that for a fact.

I really hated that movie. And while Thunderball is good, Goldfinger is classic. If you're just gonna watch one Bond movie, make it that one.

JebusLives
07-06-2009, 02:05 PM
I thought Constant Gardener was pretty good, although I don't remember it that well... what did you guys dislike about it?

wmgaretjax
07-06-2009, 02:07 PM
I don't remember Rashomon being particularly sexist, but even if it was it's important to see the full context of when and where the film was made....japan in 1950. It was also based on stories written in 1915 and 1922. These facts are very relevant to the cultural nuances displayed in the film

God forbid we think about context in regards to film making as a craft....

Anyone that thinks Rashomon blows is entitled to their opinion, but I guarantee you that you'd absolutely fail if you tried to deny it's significance in film history. That film was incredibly influential in the best of ways.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 02:07 PM
I thought Constant Gardener was pretty good, although I don't remember it that well... what did you guys dislike about it?

Long and boring. Felt the same about The Fountain, which also featured Rachel Weisz. God I hated that movie.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-06-2009, 02:14 PM
Felt the same about The Fountain, which also featured Rachel Weisz. God I hated that movie.

this makes me sad

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 02:19 PM
I have about 400 movies on my Netflix queue that I haven't seen

The next ten films (that i have NOT ever seen before) I'll be watching:

a boy and his dog
my blueberry nights
chungking express
the cat returns
patlabor: the movie
we are the strange
the untouchables
dreamscape
videodrome
withnail and I

Good things are on the horizon.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 02:21 PM
this makes me sad

I also am really not a sci-fi/fantasy person.

wmgaretjax
07-06-2009, 02:24 PM
Good things are on the horizon.

Truth.

schoolofruckus
07-06-2009, 02:36 PM
God forbid we think about context in regards to film making as a craft....

Anyone that thinks Rashomon blows is entitled to their opinion, but I guarantee you that you'd absolutely fail if you tried to deny it's significance in film history. That film was incredibly influential in the best of ways.

I never would try to deny its historical merits. It's just not a film that I have any real fondness for.

I have Close Encounters and Withnail and I coming next from Netflix.

stuporfly
07-06-2009, 02:39 PM
People keep trying to tell me I need to see Fight Club, but I just don't believe them.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-06-2009, 02:44 PM
Good things are on the horizon.

i've heard very good things about 'withnail and i' for years so i'm stoked about it

Before 'a history of violence,' the only croenenburg movies I had ever seen were 'the fly' and 'naked lunch' so now i've got a pretty good chunk of his back catalog in my queue

some movies I've finally seen over the last month or two that would fit very well into this thread:

romeo is bleeding
secretary
the deer hunter
serpico
brokeback mountain
watership down
judgement night
butch cassidy and the sundance kid
the basketball diearies
the host
barbarella
breathless

And to those just watching TAXI DRIVER for the first time, i'd recommend watching it a couple times over the next few monthes. it's a fucking amazing movie with a lot of imagery going on. it's definitely one of my all time favorites

M Sparks
07-06-2009, 02:45 PM
People keep trying to tell me I need to see Fight Club, but I just don't believe them.

So are you saying you just don't like movies that are funny or interesting or original?

It's SLIGHTLY overrated. Slightly. But it's still a must see.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-06-2009, 02:46 PM
People keep trying to tell me I need to see Fight Club, but I just don't believe them.

i was trying to convince myself for a while that it's not that great, but I just rewatched it for the first time in about 6 years and I still fucking love it

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 02:47 PM
Yeah. I really enjoy Fight Club, even though the cult around it and all the people who didn't get some of the satire have tarnished it a bit. I also thought I'd hate it before I actually saw it.

stuporfly
07-06-2009, 02:50 PM
So are you saying you just don't like movies that are funny or interesting or original?

That's exactly what I'm saying.


It's SLIGHTLY overrated. Slightly. But it's still a must see.

I've had an aversion to it because all the same people who've told me I absolutely must see it over the years are the same fuckers who sold me on seeing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which I didn't much care for. I love the book, but the movie didn't make it for me.

Also my ex-wife is a big Fight Club fan, and...well...Ex-wife.

However - I do see some folks in this very thread who appear to be good souls of quality and distinction touting Fight Club. Perhaps I'll actually give it a shot one of these days.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 02:52 PM
New favorite thread.

BlackSwan
07-06-2009, 02:54 PM
People keep trying to tell me I need to see Fight Club, but I just don't believe them.

Watch that fucking movie.

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 02:58 PM
I've had an aversion to it because all the same people who've told me I absolutely must see it over the years are the same fuckers who sold me on seeing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which I didn't much care for. I love the book, but the movie didn't make it for me.


Re-watch. It's a lot of information to take in on first viewing, but there are parts of that movie that are sublimely hilarious. Depp's version of HST is one of my favorite comedic performances ever, although everyone in that movies is great. There's just so many absurd little details that add up, making it one of the most glorious cinematic trainwrecks around.

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amyzzz
07-06-2009, 03:01 PM
I need to see some more Cronenberg movies. He made some really fucked up horror movies in the 70's, I'm thinking The Brood and Rabid. (yeah yeah everyone knows about Videodrome). Other movies I like by him eXistenZ, The Dead Zone, Dead Ringers.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 03:04 PM
Taking a glance at AFI's 100 Years...100 movies list and although there are more, here are the main ones I haven't seen:

Gone With The Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's List
Singin' In The Rain
It's a Wonderful Life
Psycho
High Noon
Midnight Cowboy
West Side Story
King Kong

amyzzz
07-06-2009, 03:06 PM
I would say watch It's a Wonderful Life and West Side Story, but I don't think you have a soul after that Fountain comment.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 03:15 PM
I would say watch It's a Wonderful Life and West Side Story, but I don't think you have a soul after that Fountain comment.

:rolleyes

What can I say, different strokes for different folks.

wmgaretjax
07-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Lawrence of Arabia
Psycho
High Noon
Midnight Cowboy


You should watch these films, especially if any of them sound even remotely interesting.


And The Fountain was a schlocky, amateurish mess.

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Don't forget cloying.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 03:23 PM
You should watch these films, especially if any of them sound even remotely interesting.

They all sound interesting, I just figured I'd watch the less typical Hitchcock movies before Psycho and the Birds, LofA seems like it would drag and is super long, and the other two I just haven't gotten around to yet, a la the title of this thread.

JebusLives
07-06-2009, 03:32 PM
I would say watch It's a Wonderful Life and West Side Story, but I don't think you have a soul after that Fountain comment.

West side story I couldn't finish, despite enjoying and having performed much of the music in it. White guys in silk shirts and black-face playing hispanic "gangsters" ballet-dancing throught the streets of LA is too much to bare.

amyzzz
07-06-2009, 03:34 PM
Or bear.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 05:03 PM
Taking a glance at AFI's 100 Years...100 movies list and although there are more, here are the main ones I haven't seen:

Lawrence of Arabia
Singin' In The Rain
It's a Wonderful Life
Psycho
High Noon
Midnight Cowboy
West Side Story
King Kong

Watch all of them.

I suggest you do it this way in the next 3 weeks ;) ...
Week 1: Lawrence of Arabia / Singin' in the Rain / Psycho (these 3 are way up there in my greatest films ever made)
Week 2: It's a Wonderful Life / High Noon
Week 3: Midnight Cowboy / West Side Story / King Kong
;) *you could switch films in weeks 2 & 3*

I have way too many to list not just got around to see greatest British films by British Film Institute.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Paging Erik. Paging film studies major delinquent menikmati to the thread.

Here are mine:
Die Hard
The Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
Rocky
Raging Bull
Mad Max
Rashomon
The Third Man
Ben Hur
The Magnificent Ambersons
On the Waterfront
Touch of Evil
Top Hat
Miracle on 34th Street

And pretty much every western movie ever made. I know, bad.

You should start with Rashomon, The Third Man & The Magnificent Ambersons and/or Touch of Evil.

kitt kat
07-06-2009, 05:16 PM
And while Thunderball is good, Goldfinger is classic. If you're just gonna watch one Bond movie, make it that one.

Yeah, Goldfinger is definitely the one Bond to see...But having been raissed on all James Bond movies, I speak with enthusiasm that Thunderball blows them all out of the water in terms of cheesy, campy fun. Sharks in a pool, Mardi Gras, A FLYING ESCAPE WITH A HALF NAKED WOMAN!


People keep trying to tell me I need to see Fight Club, but I just don't believe them.

It's nothing special, really. I hate Palahniuk, but love E. Norton. It's a guy movie, for sure.



Midnight Cowboy
West Side Story


Get off the computer right now. Also, don't bother with Singing in the Rain; it'll make you feel gayer than Tobias Bluth. It's all OK until the 20 minute dance sequence. And I like musicals!


West side story I couldn't finish, despite enjoying and having performed much of the music in it. White guys in silk shirts and black-face playing hispanic "gangsters" ballet-dancing throught the streets of LA is too much to bare.

New York. New York. New York.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 05:17 PM
classics and cult films you just haven't gotten around to see yet. Then we can all yell at each other for not seeing such and such film

I'll start:

Gone With The Wind
Heat
The Godfather part 2
Poltergeist
Lawrence of Arabia
Harold and Maude
400 blows
The Three Colors Triology

Rent and see The 400 Blows now! If you have seen and love The Godfather I don't know what keeps you seeing the even better The Godfather II. End your week with Lawrence of Arabia. If you are not a fan of world cinema yet, I suggest you go for it to become one by starting with the Three Colors Trilogy back to back to back this weekend.

nolanisbomb
07-06-2009, 05:19 PM
Half Baked

roberto73
07-06-2009, 05:19 PM
Yeah, Goldfinger is definitely the one Bond to see...But having been raissed on all James Bond movies, I speak with enthusiasm that Thunderball blows them all out of the water in terms of cheesy, campy fun. Sharks in a pool, Mardi Gras, A FLYING ESCAPE WITH A HALF NAKED WOMAN!

So, just to recap:

Rashomon: Sexist.

James Bond: Not sexist.

BlackSwan
07-06-2009, 05:20 PM
It's nothing special, really.

Neither are you.

rskapcat
07-06-2009, 05:21 PM
Kat, I didn't care for Fight Club, either. Definitely a guy movie. (Not saying there aren't girls who like it...I think it's just a testosterone-laden film.)

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Yeah, Goldfinger is definitely the one Bond to see...But having been raissed on all James Bond movies, I speak with enthusiasm that Thunderball blows them all out of the water in terms of cheesy, campy fun. Sharks in a pool, Mardi Gras, A FLYING ESCAPE WITH A HALF NAKED WOMAN!

Sexist.


It's nothing special, really. I hate Palahniuk, but love E. Norton. It's a guy movie, for sure.

Sexist.


Get off the computer right now. Also, don't bother with Singing in the Rain; it'll make you feel gayer than Tobias Bluth. It's all OK until the 20 minute dance sequence. And I like musicals!

Homophobic.


New York. New York. New York.

Coastist.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 05:23 PM
all LOTR
Rear Window
Once Upon a Time in the West
Silence of the Lambs
Memento
North by Northwest
M
The Third Man
The Lives of Others
Spirited Away
Elephant Man


I'm jealous that you have not seen the above films yet. ;)

BlackSwan
07-06-2009, 05:24 PM
Thank you for pointing out the irony I overlooked in the Fight Club post.

kitt kat
07-06-2009, 05:27 PM
So, just to recap:

Rashomon: Sexist.

James Bond: Not sexist.

Not true. James Bond movies KNOW they're being sexist; it's their primary drive---hot secret agent women wearing no clothes with names like Pussy Galore. James Bond doesn't TRY to be a film with messages or anything revolutionary. They know they're delightfully fun films and present themselves solely as such. I mean, naming a character Pussy Galore and a film Octopussy? You're poking fun at yourself; they were truly the original Austin Powers films, minus all the bathroom humor.

Rashomon is pretentious, and as such, presents its stories and themes as canon; sure it's a period piece, but it makes no effort to comment upon the way women are treated. It's almost a Nelson "hah hah" right in the face of females.

Hannahrain
07-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Please shut the goddamn hell up and fix me a drink.

schoolofruckus
07-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Not true. James Bond movies KNOW they're being sexist; it's their primary drive---hot secret agent women wearing no clothes with names like Pussy Galore. James Bond doesn't TRY to be a film with messages or anything revolutionary. They know they're delightfully fun films and present themselves solely as such. I mean, naming a character Pussy Galore and a film Octopussy? You're poking fun at yourself; they were truly the original Austin Powers films, minus all the bathroom humor.

Rashomon is pretentious, and as such, presents its stories and themes as canon; sure it's a period piece, but it makes no effort to comment upon the way women are treated. It's almost a Nelson "hah hah" right in the face of females.

God damn, it's amazing what kind of thoughts people come up with when they're in the kitchen with no shoes on, with both a pie and a bun in the oven.

Hannahrain
07-06-2009, 05:33 PM
And would it kill her to put on a little lipstick? It's like an Aileen Wuornos convention in here.

schoolofruckus
07-06-2009, 05:36 PM
All I care about is that she doesn't have two like-minded friends who she can combine with to add up to a single vote.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 05:39 PM
So, just to recap:

Rashomon: Sexist.

James Bond: Not sexist.

Very funny, and very true.

This really is the best recently created thread in awhile. I had been kind of off my movie kick for a long time but this is really gonna create a big resurgence in cinema viewing for me.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 05:40 PM
my list is neverending
blade runner
bonnie and clyde
casablanca
chinatown
citizen kane
dr. strangelove
finding nemo
all of the godfathers
goodfellas
pulp fiction
lawrence of arabia
lord of the rings
on the waterfront
raging bull
a streetcar named desire
taxi driver
the ten commandments
the graduate
the dark knight
butch cassidy and the sundance kid
spider man
almost all the james bond movies
american graffiti
superman
close encounters of the 3rd kind
bridge on the river kwai
one flew over the cuckoos nest
m.a.s.h.
patton
airport
network
annie hall
apocalypse now
kramer vs kramer
2001: a space odyssey
alien
fight club

w00t *you should try and watch all of them but I took out the ones you do not have to see asap if you just don't have the time ... so many movies, so little time!*

do it by directors!

i suggest you start with kubrick (2001 and strangelove), tessa

then by david lean, scorsese, coppola (not necessarily in that order) and of course those ONEs (CK & PF) by welles & tarantino!

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 05:40 PM
Who are you guys talking about?

schoolofruckus
07-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Tessa hates Kubrick.

Hannahrain
07-06-2009, 05:44 PM
If the two of you spent more time fixing dinner and less time running your mouths, you might be allowed out of the house more often.

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 05:46 PM
It's ok Hannah. I never really thought of you as a woman anyway, more of a man who nature played a cruel trick on.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-06-2009, 05:47 PM
Rashomon is pretentious, and as such, presents its stories and themes as canon; sure it's a period piece, but it makes no effort to comment upon the way women are treated. It's almost a Nelson "hah hah" right in the face of females.

Again, you are completely disregarding the time period and social construct within the film itself was created

Hannahrain
07-06-2009, 05:48 PM
It's ok Hannah. I never really thought of you as a woman anyway, more of a man who nature played a cruel trick on.

I spend all day working hard at the office and this is what I come home to. I'm garnishing your allowance. My new secretary needs a tit job.

idrive1life
07-06-2009, 05:49 PM
Tessa hates Kubrick.

haha

If she does not want to pay watching his films, try & check your local library (that's what I do to the films of directors I hate --- I don't want to pay ever again for watching their films). If you do not really have the patience for his films ... I don't know, I'll shut up. Try attending film classes/seminars ... just kidding ;)

wmgaretjax
07-06-2009, 07:08 PM
Not true. James Bond movies KNOW they're being sexist; it's their primary drive---hot secret agent women wearing no clothes with names like Pussy Galore. James Bond doesn't TRY to be a film with messages or anything revolutionary. They know they're delightfully fun films and present themselves solely as such. I mean, naming a character Pussy Galore and a film Octopussy? You're poking fun at yourself; they were truly the original Austin Powers films, minus all the bathroom humor.

Rashomon is pretentious, and as such, presents its stories and themes as canon; sure it's a period piece, but it makes no effort to comment upon the way women are treated. It's almost a Nelson "hah hah" right in the face of females.

Does someone pay you to be this ridiculous?

Hannahrain
07-06-2009, 07:11 PM
It's me, I'm the one who pays her. I'm sorry. I thought it would be funny. April fools.

wmgaretjax
07-06-2009, 07:13 PM
It's me, I'm the one who pays her. I'm sorry. I thought it would be funny. April fools.

April Fools in July... Lunch for breakfast...

Do you possess a shred of dignity?

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 07:16 PM
Dignity doesn't put misinformed feminist hysteria on the table.

JebusLives
07-06-2009, 07:26 PM
Not true. James Bond movies KNOW they're being sexist; it's their primary drive---hot secret agent women wearing no clothes with names like Pussy Galore. James Bond doesn't TRY to be a film with messages or anything revolutionary. They know they're delightfully fun films and present themselves solely as such. I mean, naming a character Pussy Galore and a film Octopussy? You're poking fun at yourself; they were truly the original Austin Powers films, minus all the bathroom humor.

Rashomon is pretentious, and as such, presents its stories and themes as canon; sure it's a period piece, but it makes no effort to comment upon the way women are treated. It's almost a Nelson "hah hah" right in the face of females.

Although tempted, I will not jump to the conclusion that ALL women are incapable of making a coherent argument.

edit: "coherent" isn't the right word. I understood you. "Rational" is the correct word.

stuporfly
07-06-2009, 07:27 PM
Watch that fucking movie.

Sir, yes sir! (Sincerely, I'm gonna check it out.)


Re-watch. It's a lot of information to take in on first viewing, but there are parts of that movie that are sublimely hilarious. Depp's version of HST is one of my favorite comedic performances ever, although everyone in that movies is great. There's just so many absurd little details that add up, making it one of the most glorious cinematic trainwrecks around.


Confession - I saw it on my iPod on a commuter train several months ago. Perhaps I ought to give it a second spin on an actual television.

I just think it was one of those cases where I loved the book and had an idea of how it might shake out visually in my head. And then the movie didn't get close enough to my expectations for my feeble brain to appreciate it as its own work. Or something.

But I'll definitely take another crack at it.

SoulDischarge
07-06-2009, 07:33 PM
Jesus people, don't watch movies on iPods. Unless it's some bland crap that you shouldn't be watching anyway or something you've seen so many times you already have all the details memorized.

And yeah, don't approach it as an adaptation of the book. Try to take it on its own terms. Like I said, it's best viewed as a comedy.

stuporfly
07-06-2009, 07:46 PM
Jesus people, don't watch movies on iPods. Unless it's some bland crap that you shouldn't be watching anyway or something you've seen so many times you already have all the details memorized.

I generally try to follow that philosophy, but I think maybe this was a 99-cent iTunes rental that particular week. Lousy excuse, I know, but it's all I've got.


And yeah, don't approach it as an adaptation of the book. Try to take it on its own terms. Like I said, it's best viewed as a comedy.

That'll be my approach this time around, for sure. Plus the whole no-iPod thing.

benhur
07-06-2009, 10:06 PM
top ten:

ben hur (duh)
north by northwest
the lives of others
forrest gump
glory
being there
pulp fiction
the third man
full metal jacket
on the waterfront

schoolofruckus
07-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Looks like a new print of Rashomon is making the rounds. All you who haven't yet seen it - as well as the righteous females without a cause and cinematic phillistines who have dismissed it here - will get your shot to see it at LA's Nuart Theatre beginning October 2nd.

chairmenmeow47
07-08-2009, 09:50 AM
i'm a bit behind on the thread, but i'm disappointed in the gone with the wind hate!!! i fucking love the movie! scarlett may have been a complete bitch, but her bitchiness is what kept everyone alive. my mom always says that women are either a melanie or a scarlett, and this world just can't survive with a bunch of melanies running around. i dunno, i don't think the end teeters off at all, i think scarlett gets exactly what she deserves and realizes her stupidity all too late, which makes me cry every time. not to mention the story behind the movie itself is interesting, the casting, the set design, the script & director changes... plus, i love any movie where a woman runs around slapping everyone :p

here's my list of things i'd like to see but haven't:

city of god
the big sleep (i've tried several times and just never get through it)
north by northwest
ben hur, cleopatra, and all old "historical" type movies that were 3+ hours
bringing up baby
the original exorcist
jacob's ladder
caddyshack

and i only saw princess bride, top gun and the godfather movies within the past few years.

marooko
07-08-2009, 10:02 AM
City Of God is fucking AWESOME!!! I keep lagging on buying that damn flick.

Waynes World.

Everyone tells me I need to see it. I have absolutely no interest in seeing what I believe is a crap fest.

chairmenmeow47
07-08-2009, 10:03 AM
LIVE IN THE NOW!!!!!!

MissingPerson
07-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Wayne's World is fun. Has a lot to answer for, in terms of the movies it influenced, but it's still fun. Garth is still terrific.

TommyboyUNM
07-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Wayne's World is fun. Has a lot to answer for, in terms of the movies it influenced, but it's still fun. Garth is still terrific.


Side note: I work with Dana Carvey's brother. The person who Garth was based on. I'm listening to him talk as I type this. It's pretty surreal everytime I see him around here.

chairmenmeow47
07-08-2009, 10:10 AM
i still love both wayne's worlds and quote them daily. i remember when we got HBO at my parent's house, it was the day wayne's world was premering. i stood outside and literally just watched the cable guy trying to rush him to finish in time, lol.

TommyboyUNM
07-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Side note: I work with Dana Carvey's brother. The person who Garth was based on. I'm listening to him talk as I type this. It's pretty surreal everytime I see him around here.


Also, my co-worker and I are trying to think of ways to make him quote lines from the movie without actually asking him to quote lines from the movie. Any suggestions?

MissingPerson
07-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Side note: I work with Dana Carvey's brother. The person who Garth was based on. I'm listening to him talk as I type this. It's pretty surreal everytime I see him around here.

Whoooooooooooooooooa.

I would never get any work done. I'd just sit there being mildly amazed all day.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-08-2009, 11:34 AM
A gun rack... a gun rack. I don't even own *a* gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do... with a gun rack?

also, CITY OF GOD is one of the greatest, most intense movies i've ever seen

humanoid
07-08-2009, 11:44 AM
A gun rack... a gun rack. I don't even own *a* gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do... with a gun rack?

also, CITY OF GOD is one of the greatest, most intense movies i've ever seen

When I first saw City of God in the theater, it was one of those rare movies that was absolutely riveting for every second of it's length.

MissingPerson
07-08-2009, 11:47 AM
It's ferocious, yeah. Highly recommended.

marooko
07-08-2009, 11:55 AM
Now I need to go buy it. I've seen it on IFC, but always missed at least a half hour of it.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-08-2009, 12:13 PM
has anybody seen City of Men, the series or the movie? I've got them both a little bit down the line on my netflix queue

wmgaretjax
07-08-2009, 12:16 PM
i started it. wasn't very compelling.

JebusLives
07-08-2009, 12:18 PM
City of God was sorta interesting, but i watched it in several sittings and fell asleep during one of them, so the viewing was disjointed and somewhat ruined. Since you guys seem to like it so much, I will give it another go.

JebusLives
07-08-2009, 12:20 PM
I finally saw "All the Real Girls" (early Zooey) and can highly recommend it. Not a perfect film, but contains some of the most realistic dialog i've ever heard in a hollywood movie. It is also relatively heartbreaking, even to a jaded male such as myself.

Also... "Cloverfield". Why did everyone bitch about this movie?? Yeah yeah, shaky cam. I agree - its much easier to watch on a small screen. I figured it would be a "gimick" movie, but it wasn't... it managed to pull of an old-school horror movie vibe by skipping all those irritating FX exposition shots.

JebusLives
07-08-2009, 12:27 PM
"Motorcycle Diaries". HATE. Discuss.

chairmenmeow47
07-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Also... "Cloverfield". Why did everyone bitch about this movie?? Yeah yeah, shaky cam. I agree - its much easier to watch on a small screen. I figured it would be a "gimick" movie, but it wasn't... it managed to pull of an old-school horror movie vibe by skipping all those irritating FX exposition shots.

*SPOLER ALERT FOR CLOVERFIELD*






perhaps it the annoying love story or the whole walking on a collapsed building & pulling the girl off the thing whe was impaled on or whatever. it was just a bit much.

i did find it somewhat entertaining, though i didn't go in expecting much at all, i was just going to hang out with my mom. it was a nice afternoon popcorn action flick. she didn't expect the shaky cam stuff though and i think went out to puke at one point, lol. i would like to know more about whatever that sickness was. wonder if they'll be a sequel.

and i enjoyed motorcycle diaries a bit more because we watched it in spanish class. i am so sick of that guy from science in sleep & y tu mama tambien though being every single spanish lead.

TallGuyCM
07-08-2009, 12:32 PM
Cloverfield was fine for what it was...a decent scare, an entertaining 90 mins, and nothing more. It's the people who went into it with lofty expectations that were disappointed. I thought it was good.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-08-2009, 12:38 PM
i liked Cloverfield a lot....as a thrill ride. i thought it was incredibly well done and very entertaining, but I don't have much desire to see it again on a small screen. I'd probably go see it again if it were shown in theaters as a midnight movie or something though

humanoid
07-08-2009, 12:39 PM
"Motorcycle Diaries". HATE. Discuss.

I've never seen it or Cloverfield....I've read Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, which I found interesting, but never felt compelled to watch the movie


I would definitely recommend giving City of God another chance, this time in it's entirety

JebusLives
07-08-2009, 12:40 PM
Cloverfield was fine for what it was...a decent scare, an entertaining 90 mins, and nothing more. It's the people who went into it with lofty expectations that were disappointed. I thought it was good.

Ah I get it. So the kind of movie goers who were disappointed by Cloverfield are the kind who enjoyed The Matrix because it was "deep".


I've read Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, which I found interesting, but never felt compelled to watch the movie

Haven't read the diaries, but the movie was an almost embarassing piece of hero-worship. Watch Che ride his motorbike wearing sunglasses. Watch Che get all the ladies. Watch Che refuse to play by the rules. Watch me barf.

hawkingvsreeve
07-08-2009, 12:48 PM
Cloverfield had AMAZING sound design. I remember walking out of the theater being really impressed.

menikmati
07-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Cloverfield blows.

JebusLives
07-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Cloverfield blows.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

humanoid
07-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Haven't read the diaries, but the movie was an almost embarassing piece of hero-worship. Watch Che ride his motorbike wearing sunglasses. Watch Che get all the ladies. Watch Che refuse to play by the rules. Watch me barf.

That was part of what kept me from seeing the film as I kind of expected that to happen. The cult of Che has distorted his actual meaning and character over the years grossly glorifying his positive attributes and completely glossing over his many faults. He is still a very compelling historical figure though and seeing South America through his eyes and the remote, impoverished people he encountered on his journey were very interesting reading...

sorry, back to movies

wmgaretjax
07-08-2009, 01:15 PM
That was part of what kept me from seeing the film as I kind of expected that to happen. The cult of Che has distorted his actual meaning and character over the years grossly glorifying his positive attributes and completely glossing over his many faults.

Granted this film takes place long before many of his overt faults emerged...

humanoid
07-08-2009, 01:17 PM
Granted this film takes place long before many of his overt faults emerged...

you're absolutely correct

I just meant that once the film was made, he was in full hero cult status mode and that could have still influenced the portrayal of him in the film

I'll still watch it one of these days, even just for the scenery

wmgaretjax
07-08-2009, 01:41 PM
you're absolutely correct

I just meant that once the film was made, he was in full hero cult status mode and that could have still influenced the portrayal of him in the film

I'll still watch it one of these days, even just for the scenery

It's a very beautiful film. And while the portrayals end up feeling a little flat, it's totally worth seeing if you are even remotely curious.

schoolofruckus
07-08-2009, 01:53 PM
My biggest problem with The Motorcycle Diaries is that his awakening isn't portrayed convincingly. A young doctor with experience working with lepers goes on a long journey and at the end he....swims across a river to work with more lepers. Learn your lesson. The end.

TallGuyCM
07-09-2009, 05:54 PM
:bump Don't let it go, best thread ever!!!

Alright so I took a lot of your guys' advice and got Harold & Maude from Netflix. So now I have to decide between that, Gosford Park (which I've gotten rave recommendations from ThomThom and fatbastard about) and Rachel Getting Married (looks like a chick flick but I'll watch Anne Hathaway do pretty much anything :)).

What should I watch first?

amyzzz
07-09-2009, 05:57 PM
Gosford Park is good, and I want to see the other two. They should be on my list.

SoulDischarge
07-09-2009, 06:01 PM
If by "chick flick", you mean "a film that handles a wide range of complex characters and situations in a way that doesn't pander or push an agenda while being funny and heartbreaking at the same time," then yes, your assessment of Rachel Getting Married is dead on.

TallGuyCM
07-09-2009, 06:13 PM
That's exactly what I meant!

Oh and yeah, props to whynotsmile for creating this thread, it really has resurrected my desire to catch up on old movies that had been non-existent for a few years now.

humanoid
07-09-2009, 10:43 PM
now that you mention it, I've never seen Harold and Maude either...or Rachel Getting Married

TallGuyCM
07-09-2009, 10:59 PM
Just got done with Rachel Getting Married, liked it a lot. SoulDischarge's assessment was right on. And I had no idea Tunde from TV on the Radio was one of the main characters in it! He was great, Hathaway definitely deserved the Academy Award nomination that she got, all around good movie.

sydaud
07-09-2009, 11:02 PM
I've never seen Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark or Schindler's List. I am quite sure that I have a Spielberg aversion, other than the fact that I've seen Saving Private Ryan on multiple occasions. But I've never gotten around to seeing the three movies listed above.

M Sparks
07-10-2009, 12:22 AM
Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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M Sparks
07-10-2009, 12:36 AM
I've never seen Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark or Schindler's List. I am quite sure that I have a Spielberg aversion, other than the fact that I've seen Saving Private Ryan on multiple occasions. But I've never gotten around to seeing the three movies listed above.

Just see The Terminal, 1941, and Crystal Skulls and you'll be fine.

Seriously though, I like a lot of Spielberg movies, but he has got to be one of the most unreliable directors of all time. A good chunk of his resume is stuff that most people would never guess was him...they're just really forgettable. Always? The Terminal? Hook? The Terminal?

That said, I can't not watch Catch Me If You Can every time it's on TV.

BlackSwan
07-10-2009, 12:54 AM
I <3 Huckabees. If you haven't seen it, you should.

elliemchale
07-16-2009, 01:00 AM
I <3 Huckabees. If you haven't seen it, you should.

I took me five attempts to get through that movie. And, I still don't remember watching it.

TallGuyCM
07-16-2009, 01:42 AM
Really? I liked it the first and only time I watched it.

higgybaby23
07-16-2009, 08:43 AM
I didn't watch the Sound of Music until last year, and still haven't seen The Bicycle Thief.

This thread is inspiring and depressing at the same time. I'm actually shocked that the same people who seem to know everything about music don't know jack shit about film. Maybe I'm just an old man at age 33.

wmgaretjax
07-16-2009, 08:57 AM
Oh man... The Bicycle Thief should have taken serious precedence over Sound of Music.

JustSteve
07-16-2009, 08:59 AM
That said, I can't not watch Catch Me If You Can every time it's on TV.

holy shit, same here! i was talking to another person the other day who felt the same way. i have thrown many hours away re-watching that thing.

higgybaby23
07-16-2009, 09:02 AM
Oh man... The Bicycle Thief should have taken serious precedence over Sound of Music.

Agreed. As should Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which is what I watched last night. We got free Skinemax for a year, so I taking in the worst films one at a time.

I did think a young Julie Andrews was sorta hot though. Oh shit, I'm am fucking old.

faxman75
07-16-2009, 09:06 AM
I took me five attempts to get through that movie. And, I still don't remember watching it.

The movie is not very memorable. The best part was the off camera Lily Tomlin melt downs.

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Nothing in that movie was as good as those.

schoolofruckus
07-16-2009, 09:36 AM
You're stupid. I Heart Huckabees is a masterpiece.

faxman75
07-16-2009, 09:47 AM
You're stupid. I Heart Huckabees is a masterpiece.

No, it really wasn't a masterpiece. It was sort of pointless. I understand you might not need a good plot but you do need to keep the audiences attention. There are some funny parts but existential detectives? Seriously?

I think it wanted to be so much more than a comedy by trying to teach existentialism but it never came together. I found it to be really unforgettable.

schoolofruckus
07-16-2009, 10:22 AM
No, it really wasn't a masterpiece. It was sort of pointless. I understand you might not need a good plot but you do need to keep the audiences attention. There are some funny parts but existential detectives? Seriously?

I think it wanted to be so much more than a comedy by trying to teach existentialism but it never came together. I found it to be really unforgettable.


I don't think it was trying to teach existentialism as much as to explore it. There's a big difference.

I think it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. The acting is great. It's visually beautiful and the music is excellent. I can't think of many movies that have better held my attention. You're right on the last part - it was definitely unforgettable.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Huckabees has my favorite Mark Wahlberg performance by afr....he is a fucking hilarious in it

I haven't seen it in a few years but I really liked it at the time, so that's one worth revisiting for me

faxman75
07-16-2009, 10:50 AM
I don't think it was trying to teach existentialism as much as to explore it. There's a big difference.

I think it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. The acting is great. It's visually beautiful and the music is excellent. I can't think of many movies that have better held my attention. You're right on the last part - it was definitely unforgettable.

I totally put an un there didn't I? Fail. I loved the cast too, I really wanted to like it.

TheWatcher
07-16-2009, 04:41 PM
I just started watching movies again after neglecting my NetFlix and GreenCine queues for a couple months. Seems I found a new waste of time!

I also see that I have seen too many movies, as I have seen about 90% of the movies people have listed. But, not as many of the new ones.


I have about 400 movies on my Netflix queue that I haven't seen

The next ten films (that i have NOT ever seen before) I'll be watching:

a boy and his dog
my blueberry nights
chungking express
the cat returns
patlabor: the movie
we are the strange
the untouchables
dreamscape
videodrome
withnail and I

I saw we are the strange recently, it was a very odd movie, but I liked it.

Also saw patlabor a long time ago, but I don't remember much about it.

My movie queues currently include:

Modern Times
Last Quarter
The Great Yokai War
All Passion Spent
Oldboy
Face Off
Ikiru
Jack in the Beanstalk
Iron Man
Sin City
Hellboy
Wall-E

BlackSwan
07-17-2009, 09:58 AM
The movie is not very memorable. The best part was the off camera Lily Tomlin melt downs.

Nothing in that movie was as good as those.

No, more like this...


You're stupid. I Heart Huckabees is a masterpiece.


No, it really wasn't a masterpiece. It was sort of pointless. I understand you might not need a good plot but you do need to keep the audiences attention. There are some funny parts but existential detectives? Seriously?

You didn't like I Heart Huckabees, because it's target audience wasn't uneducated pieces of shit.



I think it wanted to be so much more than a comedy by trying to teach existentialism but it never came together. I found it to be really unforgettable.

This is just evidence that you didn't understand it. The movie was not a comedy trying to teach existentialism.

chairmenmeow47
07-17-2009, 10:37 AM
i <3 huckabees is hilarious.

what happens in a meadow at dusk?

NOTHING

EVERYTHING

NOTHING

EVERYTHING

JebusLives
07-17-2009, 03:49 PM
In watching I <3 H, I couldn't shake the feeling that the movie was making fun me for watching it. I didn't necessarily hate it, but i've never seen a movie do that before.

PotVsKtl
07-17-2009, 03:54 PM
You've never seen Donnie Darko?

TallGuyCM
07-26-2009, 06:18 PM
So I finally just got around to watching Harold & Maude for the first time, and liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

Uh, with how much this movie was discussed a few pages back, how did NONE OF YOU mention that fucking Cat Stevens did the entire soundtrack?!?

That was a huge part of the movie for me. And I couldn't help but draw comparisons to The Graduate...young kid gets involved with older woman resulting in a taboo relationship, the biggest folk singer/songwriter of the time does the entire soundtrack, parents steeped in old tradition don't understand the next generation, etc.

I can't be the only one who noticed these similarities.

whynotsmile99
07-26-2009, 07:29 PM
i have to add This is Spinal Tap to my list. I love those types of movies, i need to see it.

I'm finally getting around to knocking a biggie off my lsit. Arclight is showing Heat at the end of August. Guess it was good I waited all these years.

though the ending has been spoiled for me

TallGuyCM
08-19-2009, 01:27 AM
:bump

Finally got around to watching Gosford Park tonight. I had heard rave reviews of it and terrible reviews of it ahead of time. And overall, I liked it. It was really hard to understand what anyone was saying with the super-thick British accents for the first 45 minutes or so, but got easier as the film went on. And it definitely dragged more than a bit, but I was impressed by how well the scenes were interlaced and the script was unusual to say the least.