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Offline Piobman

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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2009, 01:02:54 AM »
How about something a bit older. I'm a silent movie fanatic. Since its October... you must see Cabinet of Dra calagari and Faust (1926). Truly amazing films that stand the test of time.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2009, 09:06:09 AM »
wow, thanks guys, lol sorry i havent been on, busy busy since ive been home
Brak, maybe list some movies you like so we know where to build from?



Rambo

It's about missonaries too!

I am open to pretty much anything, I dont have a specific favorite type of movie that i enjoy, i really just love all of them.  Silent films are great, old classic black and white i love, Drama, Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Stupid B movies, Thriller, and whatever else. 

Some of the movies that i have in my collection if that helps are these

Big
The Shawshank Redemption
The Godfather
Momento
The Prestige
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Batman Begins
The Mask
The Bourne Series
O Brother Where art Thou
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
etc...
As you can see i kind of have a pretty broad collection. hopefully that helps give you some idea of what i like.


And I'd recommend The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - but there's some very brief female nudity (posing for a painting) so I don't know if that would be a problem.

That is not really a big issue for me, its for art and that is fine.  R rated is as high as ill go with that kind of stuff, hence why i mentioned no NC-17 or pornos.

Well i will start making a list with what you guys have posted so far, thanks! if you have any other questions for me let me know


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2009, 10:12:26 AM »
Congrats Brak.  Where did you serve?

A couple shows from the last two years that I didn't notice mentioned:
Burn After Reading (Starts out with a great Mormon joke that's actually funny)
Moon (Showed at Sundance.  Should be on DVD in a couple months)
Drag Me To Hell (comes on DVD next week)
Taken (It was mentioned, but it's a great PG-13 to help ease yourself back into the world of cinema)

By the way, don't watch the RM again.  It wasn't funny the first time, and it won't be any funnier now.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2009, 10:24:08 AM »
Cool! yeah i served in Charlotte North Carolina,  was out for about a year then came home on medical release. 

Yeah dont plan on watching the RM, thought it was terrible before i left and have had no desire since to watch it


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2009, 10:59:54 AM »


I'll second Casablanca as well. (Or if you need a more modern version, you could check out "Out Cold" which is a snowboarding movie with a similar plot.) Otherwise, you might want to try:

Singing in the Rain
On the Waterfront
South Pacific
Spartacus
Forbidden Planet
The Thing from Another World
Psycho
Airplane!
Blazing Saddles
The Producers (non-musical version)
The Godfather
Patton
The Magnificent Seven (Or the Seven Samurai)

That should get you started.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2009, 08:15:50 AM »
Sweet! thanks guys for sure this will keep me busy for a little bit :)


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2009, 12:09:33 PM »
The Magnificent Seven (Or the Seven Samurai)

Both good movies, and of the two I prefer Seven Samurai.  In that vein I'd also add Yojimbo to the list, my favorite Kurosawa movie.
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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2009, 12:16:55 PM »
The Magnificent Seven (Or the Seven Samurai)

I'm illiterate and at first read I read that as "The Magnificent Seven (or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)" and I thought "those are quite a leap, but I see the journey you took."  Apparently only I took that journey.  Reading is hard.

Anyway, my suggestions:

The Apartment
Chinatown (damn you Polanski for being creepy pile of creep)
Sweet Land (I will recommend it until others start watching it)




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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2009, 03:47:42 PM »
The Magnificent Seven (Or the Seven Samurai)

Both good movies, and of the two I prefer Seven Samurai.  In that vein I'd also add Yojimbo to the list, my favorite Kurosawa movie.

Skip magnificent seven... and watch seven samurai. Its the original and still the best.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2009, 03:55:48 PM »
Hmm, if we're making Lists, i'd go with these:

(amended since most of what i'd recommend was already posted)
Raging Bull
Taxi Driver
Rocky 1
Reservoir Dogs
SLC Punk!


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2009, 08:32:17 PM »
I have a few to amend

Once Upon a Time in America
Oldboy
Ichi the Killer (great flick if you can stomach the extreme violence)
Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers (ANYTHING by Satoshi Kon)
Requiem for a Dream
12 Monkeys
One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
The Fly
Seven


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »
Here's another one most people would probably pass by in the video aisle... Exotica. Despite what it looks like on the cover, it is NOT soft porn. 

When it comes to character development Atom Egoyan has been one of my favorite directors. His stuff is probably too slow for those with short attention spans... but very thought provoking movies. Other notables by him are Felecia's Journey (disturbing) and Sweet Hereafter (very sad).


And for something off the wall. Bubba Ho-Tep (starring bruce campbell as elvis). A truly awesome movie!!


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2009, 09:19:25 PM »
Bubba Ho-Tep (starring bruce campbell as elvis). A truly awesome movie!!


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2009, 07:48:01 AM »
this is really great.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2009, 07:04:38 AM »
Student Bodies (1981). it is a spoof movie from 1981 that mocks the slasher movie genre. It has Richard Belzer from Law and Order as "The Breather". It does some hilarious gags like keeping a running body count, pointing out suspects, etc. it is mostly PG13(but there was no PG 13 back then) but is rated R because of one joke just to get the R rating.