Login | Register
 
Message Board | Latest Posts | Your Recent Posts | Rules

Thread: Brilliant Film's

Is this discussion interesting? Share it on Twitter!

Bottom of Page    Message Board > The Green Dragon > Brilliant Film's   << [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] >>
Blah, once again, I hate double posting, but I'm bringing this thread back from the dead. I finally saw Lost In Translation last night, what a great film! Absolutely brilliant! I will be shocked if Bill Murray doesnít win an Oscar for best actor this year.
Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie
I watched Donnie Darko last night. Quite a strange one really, but it did have me thinking about it hours after I had gone to bed. Reminded me in a way of Jacob's Ladder.
LadyFeawen Posted
Quote:
Does 'Vanilla Sky' have Tom Cruz in it ?


Yes.

Mmmmmmmmmmm........ excuse me a moment......
1) Lord of the Rings the Two Towers ( I watch that over and over!! When my two friends came over one time I was saying all the lines out loud and my friends were like shut up Megan!!! It was pretty funny!!)

2) Lord of the Rings The Return of the King (I have only seen it once so I can't tell if it's my favorite of the three yet)

3) Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring ( It doesn't have alot of action but it is the only one with peacfull Hobbiton at the beggining when the hobbits are just hobbits!! I love it!!!)

4) probably.....oh yah!! Pearl Harbor!!!!!

5) The Bourne Identity

-megan / HobbitHomie05
oh wait I forgot the funniest movies ever!!!

Funniest Movies Ever!!

1) All Jim Carry Movies!!!

2) The Hot Chick!!!!

3) Austin Powers!!!

4) Adam Sandeler Movies! But the more they do it seems like the worsse they get!! I like Billy Madison!! That's funny!!

-Megan / HobbitHomie05
My current top 3:

1) Dead Poets Society
2) End of Days
3) The Usual Suspects
Quote:
My current top 3:

1) Dead Poets Society


I have the VCD of that movie at home but never watched it. Seems like a boring movie. (Like most of the Robin Williams movies) What's it about Tommie? And why do you like it?
Shocked Smilie I love Robin Williams! He's such a good actor! Sooo funny!! Jumping Flame Smilie

The film's on top of my list now mostly because I only recently saw it and haven't seen a better one since I saw that one (recently, I'm saying, I saw better ones in the past, that's why I said my "current top 3").

Story: Robin Williams is an English teacher in an all-boys school. He has a rather "modern" approach to teaching, and the boys like him. He tells them about a club he and his friends formed when they were young, and the club was called "Dead Poets Society". They used to sneak out of the school (it's actually a boarding school, so they sneak out at night), went to a secret place and there they read poems of dead poets or poets they really admired. The boys start to copy this, and they soon form a very tight band. Sort of a "band of brothers". The sad part is when one of them kills himself (reason: he loved to play theatre, but his dad wouldn't let him, and because he did so without telling his dad, his father was sending him to a military school. Probably other reasons on top, but can't really remember it all). I won't tell you everything in detail, but it is a great great great film. Cool Smilie
Finally got the Indiana Jones box set on DVD for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, been loving that! I haven't watched any of the bonus material yet though.
Look Around Smilie
I watched The Missing last night with Cate Blanchet and Tommy Lee Jones. It was okay Smile Smilie The shooting scenes in my opinion were boring. Open Range is better but is less,err,spooky? Wink Smilie
Quote:
Open Range is better but is less,err,spooky?


I've wanted to see Open Range for a while now. I'm not a big Kevin Costner fan, but that movie looks really good! Elf Smilie
You got to see "Hercules in New York", the first movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger was allowd to use his own voice. It is so crappy that it is a joy to see! At mt Olympus, the gods voices are almost drowed out by traffic! And the acting! Such enthusiasm! And Zeus' thunderbolts, you got to notice the thunderbolts! And Arnies hair! Oh dear! Big Laugh Smilie
Quote:
I'm not a big Kevin Costner fan,


I don't think anyone is! Very Sad Smilie

Films that must be watched,

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas Super Wow Smilie

Braindead Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie

This is Spinal Tap Big Laugh Smilie Genius Smilie
Going to the movies tonight, but not sure what we're going to see! lol

Anyway, I watched Miller's Crossing again last night, and it remains an amazing film! Super Wow Smilie
hehe, I've watched Miller's Crossing a couple times, Tommie Smile Smilie I need to guy it on DVD (finally got a dvd player). Lemme guess, you're a Gabriel Byrne's fan, Tommie?! Wink Smilie
Why yes, how did you guess that? Animated Wink Smilie

We saw "Two Brothers" in the cinema yesterday. Lovely film, really worth watching. Almost got me crying again. Smile Smilie
who's seen both volumes of Kill Bill?
The first one is amazing but the second one is so disappointing, what a copout ending.
I know Tarantino likes his dialogue but it just gets boring when it goes on for too long, vol1 had the perfect mix of violence and dialogue.

Look out for the Japanese version on dvd in full colour with extra violence (rubs his hands in glee)
Well sorry to be a damp squib but I loved it... especially Pei Mai - really funny kung-fu guy.

And in the context of the too films it all made sense, the pace was good and as for the dialogue well i think if you watch Pulp Fiction(IMHO still the best of the bunch) again you'll appreciate how much less there is in these movies, not that i got anything against dialogue, just wondered what youre point actually was - you dont like too many words? do they smite your peon-sensibilities?
I have yet to see Kill Bill but apparently I will be watching the dvd this weekend.

I have just picked up a copy of Klaus Kinski's Autobiography - weird man but great actor - he's in one of my all-time favourite films -Android.

Last night my dad was watching the movie Platoon and I was here (in front of the computer) just enjoying the music that movie has. Very sad music though.
Love that movie Smile Smilie And I also watched Uptown Girls not too long ago (my lady friends talked me into it, I promise!) - I didnt care much for it. Extremely corny. Though, my sister sweared I had tears in my eyes in one part. Look Around Smilie
Went to the cinema again last Saturday, we saw The Butterfly Effect. Not a bad movie actually. A bit confusing, but once you get the hang of it... Quite nice.
Quote:
who's seen both volumes of Kill Bill?


I only got around to seeing the first part last weekend, but thought it was great. Hopefully I'll get to see part two in the next few weeks.
I watched Kill Bill at the weekend. Not impressed. Good Tarantino stuff, of course but overall..... nah!

Loved the first Kill Bill. Haven't seen the second one yet. I just saw Godsend starring Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn -Stamos and Robert DeNiro. It was EXCELLENT. A great freaky, creepy thriller. It made everyone in the theatre jump at least five times!! I would definitely recommend this movie!!

Also saw Texas Chainsaw Massacre on tv recently. Such a stupid movie. It wasn't even scary!! Godsend is scarier than that movie could ever hope to be and it isn't even a horror movie!!
Watched Superman ween a nights ago damn good show fer its time and still is. And last night wathed Deliverence which is just mental.....squel little piggy squeal, hahaha bloody mental.
So what's going to run away with the awards this year? Van Helsing or Troy?
I think Troy will win the awards over Van Helsing. Troy look's really well done (one of the most expensive movies ever made and is already a good story)..Not to mention it has three very hansome, well built men as main characters (I'm not complaing Wink Smilie). I'm looking forward to watching both when they come out. Smile Smilie
Quote:
Not to mention it has three very hansome, well built men as main characters


And don't forget Orlando Bloom is in it as well.
okay you guys are going to think i'm so imature and stupid but over Spring Break my ankle was sprained so I watched a lot of movies and I saw Grind and just loved it I don't know why!! I thought it was hilarious!! I watched it like three times everyday!!! I love Mike Vogel!!!

Also The Missing with Cate Blanchett is a great movie but long and kind of scary.
Quote:
Well sorry to be a damp squib but I loved it... especially Pei Mai - really funny kung-fu guy.

And in the context of the too films it all made sense, the pace was good and as for the dialogue well i think if you watch Pulp Fiction(IMHO still the best of the bunch) again you'll appreciate how much less there is in these movies, not that i got anything against dialogue, just wondered what youre point actually was - you dont like too many words? do they smite your peon-sensibilities?


"peon" - nice word, I had to look that one up and I guess I must be although I fail to see the insult.

The film had its moments and is by no means a bad film, I did like the training part and Pei Mai but there was so much that should have happened in the film that didn't, so many copouts. They had the whole desert to fight in but it was all snakebites and burials. The worst thing was the killing of Bill, where was the final showdown on the moonlit beach that was talked about? It could have been a defining cinema moment.
Anyway, did you like the fact that it turned into a soap opera style drama about an annoying kid?

I really don't think it worked as a sequel and I'm sure many other people were as disappointed as me.
the notebook...looks so good! but it looks sad at the same time.

King Arthur looks good too, really good.

Troy looks good but there are going to be so many scenes in it!

Quote:
So what's going to run away with the awards this year? Van Helsing or Troy?


Well I don't think it will be Van Helsing if most people feel the way my wife, and one of her friends did. They went to see it the other night, and had to walk out after about only 20 minutes because it was so bad!

I'm going to take their word for it, and skip that one (I do like Hugh Jackman though).
Elf Smilie
Quote:
Troy looks good but there are going to be so many scenes in it!

Troy?? Oh gosh, so i am really not the only one who watches Midsomer Murders on bbc
No, you're not! Lol

I only saw some extracts from Van Helsing, and I didn't like them. I'm looking forward to Troy though. Going to see it with some of my friends after the exams. It looks awesome! Super Wow Smilie
Last night I wached A Wrinkle in Time on ABC. Having never read the book, I don't know how it compared, but I really enjoyed the three hour TV version (less commercials). And speakinf of which, the previews of the up-coming programs this next week, renewed my stand to not watch network TV: they started to make my dinner be up-coming. What a vast wasteland for the least common denominator, I don't think they can get much lower.
Lol Grondy - I tried watching that. But my sister wouldn't shush with the jokes for a moment so that I could figure out what they were saying. It sounded religious? Happy Elf Smilie
Quote:
It sounded religious?
Not really, it was about darkness wanting to take control of the Universe, and love and growing up, and stars and stuff. Cool Elf Smilie
Well, in the last two nights I've seen Kill Bill 2 and Van Helsing. I've heard nothing but bad things about the former, but I really liked it. It's different from the first film, and had I not known before hand that it was going to have a lot more dialogue and less action, I may have been disappointed. As it was, I thought the characters were a lot more developed than the first one, and it nicely knitted together with it too. I'll definitely be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

Van Helsing.... Great special effects, tons of action, the best werewolves ever, Kate Beckinsale in a tight bodice, lots of monsters, Kate Beckinsale in a tight bodice, but apart from David Wynham (Faramir) barely any character development at all. Still, it was well worth seeing (reminded me a bit of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), and I suspect I'll be buying it too when it comes out on DVD.

Saw a trailor for Troy too. The fleet looks awesome, though Brad Pitt looks a bit wooden. Hopefully I'll get to see it next week.
Quote:
Saw a trailor for Troy too. The fleet looks awesome, though Brad Pitt looks a bit wooden.


Did he play the horse?
I finished watching "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days" with my sister. It was OK. Pleasant but not exciting.. I'd give it two stars, out of 4 - considering it's a chick flick (a.k.a Romantic Comedy").
Last night I watched Shrek 2, just as good as the first one with more characters and jokes. Wiggle Smilie
Close Encounters of the Third Kind SE - cracking film
Alien & Aliens SE - hated the rest of the Alien series
The Terminator - T3 was abysmal
The Abyss
Stargate
Metropolis
The Godfather
Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
Nikita
Shawshank Redemption
Schlinder's List

These are just some of my fave movies, not including LOTR of course butu they'd be right in there with them, but there are so many more I like save the Star Wars films cause Im not a fan of Star Wars
Well the vampire in the league of extrodinary gentleman mentions Van Helsing.
Just got back from seeing Troy. Apart from Orlando "pretty-boy" Bloom, it's pretty excellant... even Brad Pitt. He manages to give Achilles that Greek "Hero" aura. Almost super-human. Eric Bana was superb too as Hector. Some fantastic fight sequences in their too, particularly the "one on one" single combats. Look out for the guy playing Ajax... He's a monster.
I'm going to see that today everyone has said it was good apart from ORlando Bloom. I also read a review where it said "When are people going to realise the boy can't act, he just got lucky with LOTR."
I watched 'Lion in Winter' with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close last night. I didn't think they could do as good a job of it as did P O'Toole and K Hepburn, but they did it better. And I because he had a full head of hair and a beard I didsn't wonder why he never said, "Make it happen."
I finally saw Big Fish over this past weekend, and I liked it alot!

I need to see it again though as I wasn't entirely focused on the film as I needed to be due to the fact that it was late, and I had just returned from a MLB game, and was still buzzing from seeing my favorite team win, and my favorite player hitting a home run!
Super Wow Smilie
I saw troy and it was good apart from Orlando (I only have one facial expression) Bloom. He's like a new William Shatner with his inability to act. I'm sure I posted this last night, but I can't see why it was deleted if I did.
Okay, of course the vampire in LOEG would mention Van Helsing, she was Mina Murray later Harker, from the original Bram Stoker novel of Dracula. She fell in love with Drac, and then Van Helsing killed him, that's where the character comes from. Must I explain everything all the time? Smile Smilie
The League of Extraordinary Monkey tosh.

What a heap of steaming poo. Nuff said - but why Sean, WHY?

Is Troy really any good? Or is it just that its got BIG NAMES and its going to denigrate one of the greatest tale/legends of ancient history - Homer's Iliad & the Odyssey. I think the latter, havent they left out any involvement of the Gods, thats rather like leaving out the Valar/Maiar in Middle Earth, its the very essence.
Quote:
Is Troy really any good? Or is it just that its got BIG NAMES and its going to denigrate one of the greatest tale/legends of ancient history - Homer's Iliad & the Odyssey. I think the latter, havent they left out any involvement of the Gods, thats rather like leaving out the Valar/Maiar in Middle Earth, its the very essence.


If you can enjoy a movie purely on its own merits, you will enjoy it. If, however, you feel a movie must follow closely to the story it was based upon, then you will spend too much time picking holes in Troy to enjoy it. At least, unlike Lord of the Rings, the film has called itself Troy, and not the Iliad. When I watched it, some differences jumped out at me, but I tend to watch a film for its own merit. On that score, I found it really enjoyable. I'm going to see it again this weekend.
  << [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] >>