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There you go, Both Prog and me agree on something. It must be as the title says a Brilliant Film!
6 WORDS!!!
OSMOSIS JONES AND X-MEN ROCKS!!!
Or Get Carter!
My favourite films:
1.Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition, excellent)
2.The Two Towers (excellent)
3.Pulp Fiction (just perfect)
4.Mad Max (great)
5.Forest Gump (excellent)
6.Mars Attaks (excellent)
Big Smile Smilie
I only remember one film to avoid and that is:
Star Trek (yukk)



[Edited on 23/1/2003 by Einar]
How about Twelve Monkeys
My Favourites........
1) Fight Club (I just love this movie)
2) Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Off course)
3) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (AH)
4) Braveheart (Best of Mel)
5) Saving Private Ryan (Hanks Rocks)
6) Gladiator (damn Cool fights)
7) The Matrix (Just as impressing as LOTR)
8) Silence of the Lambs (Creepy)
9) Star Wars V: The Empire Strixes Back (May the force be with you)
10) Shindlers List (A movie that makes me cry)
The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies...easy to forget it was a Stephen King story.

Mars Attacks was under-rated... I though it was hilarious.

Same goes for Zoolander.

The Matrix is another of my all time favorite movies. I think when people bash it, it's just Sour Grapes. Brilliant concept, plot, special effects... flawless continuity which is rare in a sci fi film that isn't directed by James Cameron!

Which brings me to my recommendations- If you haven't seen The Abyss, SEE IT NOW! Excellent all around!

For a good laugh ( a REALLY, REALLY good laugh) you MUST see Robin William Live On Broadway! I know, I know, it's not really a MOVIE... but it's easily the best Stand-Up comedy routine I've ever seen. A word of warning- it's downright raunchy in parts... definitely NOT for the kiddies. Anyway, you can find it on the Kazaa network easily. If you don't LYAO I'll take a photo of myself eating a bowl of worms and let Plastic post it on Squirrel World!

There are plenty of others I'd like to recommend (and a few to warn about... Reign of Fire Thumbs Down Smilie ) but I don't feel like it right now.
Man, this is a big one, I'll think a bit about it.

For now I'll just say Casablanca, cos I always do, as it's easily my favorite movie ever.
what's your worst though?
I try to avoid all musicals, there has only ever been one that I liked, Charlie and the Chocolate factory!
All musicals are pure evil, with the following exceptions:

All Muppet Movies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and erm... well that's it really.

Worst movie ever erm... perhaps all those awful John Hughes Movies back in the 80s, you know, Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink etc. etc. they really got on my nerves.
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Worst movie ever erm... perhaps all those awful John Hughes Movies back in the 80s, you know, Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink etc. etc. they really got on my nerves


Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Uncle Buck were good, though the other's were as you say!
not that i've been paying much attention to whats been said, but Thirteen ghosts is a great film Cool Smilie I'm a horror movies fan,
Ferris Bueller Good, yeah, Uncle Buck would have been fine were it not for Macauley Cr*pkid being in it.
And Thirteen Ghosts only had one redeeming feature, the guy getting sliced in half the hard way, that was fantastic. It also had the now obligatory dumb spelling which immediately put me off, though I did watch the whole thing before I declared it unwatchable. Hellraiser it ain't, not even a Friday the 13th part 5.

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I've lost faith in horror movies. Dog Soldiers was good but most horror movies today are total trash. To think, there're people out there waiting with baited breath for cheese like "I'm Still Fully Aware of What Your Cousin Did Five Summers Ago" and "Scream 4: Of Course We Lied When We Said It Was A Trilogy"

What we need is for George A. Romero to do another Dead movie... Twilight of the Dead or something like that. Or another Alien flick written and directed by James Cameron. Not this teen-exploitation cr*p!



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Yeh more Alien film's as long as there not like the cr*p aliens3, the only one which is not in my DVD collection.
My mate keeps going on about Dog soldiers, is it good, I can't trust my mate as he thinks Jean Claude Van Danme is the best actor ever. Now you see what I'm up against.




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What we need is for George A. Romero to do another Dead movie... Twilight of the Dead or something like that.


Erm... Proggy? Have you read this years possible sequels rumours yet? Romero is currently working on pre-production for his 4th Dead movie. WOOHOO! There's another load of cool stuff, but I can't remember it all now, Indy 4 is on the cards still though, with both Ford and Connery coming back.
And I apologise for bringing the word cr*p back into this forum, and we must once again stop using it, and I must stop drinking on saturday afternoons when I'm online.
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My mate keeps going on about Dog soldiers, is it good,


Let me say, it's RELATIVELY good, but ain't gonna win no mainstream awards or anything.


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I can't trust my mate as he thinks Jean Claude Van Danme is the best actor ever. Now you see what I'm up against.


I know what you mean. My cousin would swear it was Adrian Paul Rolling Eyes Smilie

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Erm... Proggy? Have you read this years possible sequels rumours yet? Romero is currently working on pre-production for his 4th Dead movie. WOOHOO!


I second that WOOHOO! I hope he doesn't tame it down any. I read once that he was contemplating a 4th film but he couldn't get financial backing unless he shot for an R rating and a major theatrical release... ie, no gratuitous flesh/internal organ eating. Thumbs Down Smilie Obviously, George didn't go for that deal LOL

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Indy 4 is on the cards still though, with both Ford and Connery coming back.


You an Indy fan as well, Skwerl? Yes, I just recently read that Indy 4 is a definite go but I hadn't heard Connery was coming back... very cool... The Last Crusade was my favorite of the three.
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You an Indy fan as well, Skwerl? Yes, I just recently read that Indy 4 is a definite go but I hadn't heard Connery was coming back... very cool... The Last Crusade was my favorite of the three.


Every child of the eighteis in the UK is an Indy fan. We grew up with it being on every bank holiday. They don't seem to show them as much anymore Sad Smilie .
Well, I googled "George Romero Dead 4" and came up with some onteresting info:

The film will be titled Dead Reckoning. It will have a budget of $10 million... more than the previous three films combined. A major movie studio- 20th Century Fox- will be footing the bill. An edited R rated version will be released theatrically (of course, this depends on the quality of the film... it could end up in direct-to-video hell) with an unedited NC-17 rated(sorry, I don't know the UK equivalents) version to follow on DVD. Romero has also promised to thoroghly document all phases of production for DVD extras. Gore master Tom Savini will be on board for the makeup effects.

The story involves the non-zombies living in a fortified city and attempting to move on with their lives. Early rumored titles were Siege of the Dead, Twilight of the Dead (I thought that sounded good Smoke Smilie ) and Dusk of the Dead. Dead Reckoning departs from the ___ of the Dead format but this is definitely the final title of the film. Fox has even optioned this web addy:

www.deadreckoningmovie.com

See. Looks like this one's in the bag! WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!
Me an Indy fan too! I liked the first and third the best. As with the Star Wars movies they are colored versions of my old Saturday afternoon matinee serial cliff-hangers. Great fun.
Really, what's not to like about Indy? He's just too freakin' cool!

I found this link which has a tiny bit of info on the story and whatnot:

http://www.harrisonfordweb.com/film_indianajones4.php

Scroll down to see thumbs of Ford cracking a whip on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ford will be 62 when production starts and I guess he was proving he could still handle the whip.

There's also a little postThreadID bit that suggests some tensions between Spielberg and Lucas- Spielberg wants to shoot on real film while Lucas wants everything done digital. I have to say I'm with Steve on this one. Digital films look too glossy... almost candy coated, if that makes any sense.
Yep I know what you mean, the same goes for CGI. Take the last two star wars films, yoda was a god as a muppet now he's just abit rubbish.
Interestingly enough, Yoda in TPM was still a muppet, and yet looked like rubbish CGI, I thought that was quite odd, too much animatronics ruins a good Jedi Master evidently.

Indy4 news is very available at theforce.net (cos of the lucas connection) and yeah digital is great for the DVD but cack for the big screen.

I had been wondering about Romero's title for the 4th dead movie, as all the normal times of day had gone, i thought maybe teatime of the dead? Or possibly that little bit between having your tea and going to bed of the dead, as it rhymes as well. Wink Smilie
LOL! Yeah, someone had suggested The Lazy Mid-afternoon of the Dead on another site.

I found out that the (insert time of day) of the Dead format wasn't used because of some garbage about copyright laws. Romero apparently doesn't have any rights to the original films. Go figure...

There's a rumor that 20th Century Fox has dropped the film already but I've only read that on one little trashy site so it's hardly concrete information.
Anyone for Rambo 4? It's coming...
That should be a laugh. Know anything about it?
Do you recon he'll say anything in this one?
Let's hope not... Tongue Smilie
Yes, Rambo 4 is indeed on it's way... as is Rocky 6! Big Laugh Smilie
Please say it's not true, Hwwwugh (my Sly impression)
1) Fellowship of the Ring (how could I not love it)
2) Two Towers (of course)
3) Moulin Rouge (beautiful movie - a feast for the eyes & ears)
4) American Beauty
5) Empire Strikes Back
6) The Matrix
7) Shawshank Redemption
8) Fight Club
9) Ghost in the Shell (Inspiration for the Matrix)
10) Mars Attacks (I could have sworn my Afrikaans teacher was one of those Martians)
11) Zoolander
12) Shrek
13) The Red Violin
14) Dogma
15) First Knight
16) Merlin (not extremely well made, but I love the story and it's the closest version I know of to the Arthurian Legend)
17) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (for the kid in me)
18) The Piano (mostly for the soundtrack though)
19) Interview with a Vampire
20) Empire of the Sun

Sorry if this list is a bit long, but once I started I couldn't stop... and there's a lot I left out. Elf Sticking Tounge Out Smilie
You named many of my favorites with the exceptions of Ghost in the Shell, The Red Violin, First Knight, Harry Potter, and The Piano- none of which I've seen. I think I'll look into them since it appears we share a taste in movies to an uncanny extent. With the above exceptions, I could have written that list myself!
Arwen*Evenstar* do you by any chance have a fixation on Sam Neil?
There showing Monkey again on channel 4, it's worthy of a film I think we should picket some mental director like Sam Rami to make it.
Dogma is such a good movie, but its kinda like good omens by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gainman, which is no insult cos that book is so funny. My copy has been read so often half of it fell out the other week. Same with my LOTR book, which was bought twenty years ago, and handed down to me, i'm missing half of the first book. I think my dog ate it or burried it some where
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Arwen*Evenstar* do you by any chance have a fixation on Sam Neil?

No, not at all, I had to think for a few seconds before I could even remember who he was... Big Laugh Smilie
I usually fixate on the characters rather than the actors - real people can be so disappointing at times.

Prog I must say you have impeccable taste in movies Wink Smilie If you like Anime/Manga and the Matrix, you'll definately like Ghost in the Shell: the story is a little strange at times but the animation is awesome.

Ealasaid, I'll have to read good omens some time, it sounds good.
Here are my favorites, most of which have been mentioned before:

The Shawshank Redemption
Dogma
Gone With the Wind
Moulin Rouge
Sleepless in Seattle

I used to really like the Matrix, but then we analyzed it and tore it to pieces in my philosophy class last year and I can't stand it anymore... Sad Smilie
I have to agree with a lot of the lists that are here. I really enjoy movies. But if I have to pick my all time favorite movie, it has to be Gone with the Wind.
Frankly my dear, I can't stand that film!

But that's just my opinion,

I sawe a good one last night Late Night Shopping, It stars James Lance from the book group. It's sort of a sad but realistic outlook on life in the modern world. It's an British film that's not very aminstream so I think anyone not in the UK would have trouble finding it, but it's well worth a rent!
If anyone here hasn't seen Gangster Number One, It's one of the best films ever.
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If anyone here hasn't seen Gangster Number One, It's one of the best films ever.


Sarcasm? Perhaps? Hopefully?
Yes i also heard it was a bit turd!
Some people just wouldn't know a classic if it killed their whole family and burned their house down.
But surely Gangster Number one was just another bloody brit Gangster flick riding on the back of "Lock Stock "D@mn did we rip off mean streets and get overrated" and 2 smoking barrels" where a bunch of Ray Winstone-alikes (and wasn't the man himself in that one?) shout "Oi! No! You Muppet!" "You Slag!" and get totally over-cockney stereotyped a lot?

For decent Brit Gangster flicks, go see The long good Friday with Bob Hoskins, or The Krays with the Kemp twins (not as camp as you'd think given their New Romantic heritage).
And for classic and fantastic Mr Winstone, you still can't beat him as a kiddy in Scum. "You ******* I'm the daddy now, next time I'll ****ing Kill you!" fantastic.
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Some people just wouldn't know a classic if it killed their whole family and burned their house down.

that's actually how my family died!
No I'm lieing none of my family are dead, sorry!
Good. I was just starting to feel really guilty then!
My favourite movies are:
1. Lord of the rings-The two towers (just brilliant!)
2. Lord of the rings-Fellowship of the ring (just brilliant!)
3. 13 ghosts (I like horror)
4. True Lies (Arnold ?Schwartzenegger? is so hot! Joke) Smile Smilie
5. Titanic (I always cry when I see it!) Sad Smilie
6. Shrek (cartoons rules!) Ha Ha Ha Smilie
7. Dogma ( Smile Smilie )
8. Rockstar (Good songs and he´s dam* sexy! Big Smile Smilie)
9. Ice age (again, cartoons rules!)
10. Alien (The first horror movie I ever saw, probably at the age of 6-7) Wink Smilie
I forgot to say that it isn´t in that order! I just wrote down the first 10 movies I remembered that I thougt was good! Smile Smilie
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