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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    One of the best and first movies I ever saw, yes it is a western but it is just awsome.

    The Quick and the Dead, is pretty good as well.

    Gladiator, that is a given.

    Goodfellas, good movie.

    As BoC mentioned "The Professional" as it was re name for the American audience. My favorite line from this movie, " No woman, no kids" bang. oh yeah.

    Fight Club, is a must see as previously stated.

    After the Sunset, is a good movie as well.

    Devil's Advocate, awsome movie.

    Man on fire, One of the best movies i've seen in the last few years.

    Pirates of the Caribbean, "duh" I'm a big Johnny deep fan.

    Sleepy Hollow, Secret window and a few others that i'll keep to myself for now.

    Nightmare Before Christmas.

    Corpse Bride.

    Interview with a Vampire.

    Underworld

    Pulp Ficton. Enough said.

    Shawshank Redemption.

    The Green Mile.


    Happy Feet, this moves is just pure fun and laughter not much and yet is makes you wonder.

    Well there is a whole lot more that but this is good for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonrage
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    One of the best and first movies I ever saw, yes it is a western but it is just awsome.

    The Quick and the Dead, is pretty good as well.
    hmm, you left out "Once Upon a Time in the West" (not to be confused with that shitty Once Upon a Time in Mexico movie with Antonio Banderas) and "For a Fistful of Dollars" . Both those are directed by Sergio Leone, the same guy who did Good, Bad, Ugly. Once Upon a Time in the West is my favorite Leone film, and I'm a sucker for Westerns (helps explain why I like anime so much)

    I actually think that "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" isn't as good as the first ("Fistful of Dollars") and borrows so heavilly from the second ("For a Few Dollars More"). I saw them in the order they were made, so by the time I got to the third one, it seemed much less novel and groundbreaking than what it is for most people, since they don't even know about the earlier "Man with no Name" movies.

    John Ford's "The Searchers" is also one of the best westerns I've ever seen. John Wayne doesn't have his typical 'sheriff/hero' role, and it's refreshing to see a Western that is as dark and serious as this one is.
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    2006 mentions:

    Pan's Labyrinth (Spanish movie with subtitles)

    Babel (you're gonna need the subtitles if you pirate this movie)

    Stranger Than Fiction

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    Nice Jose Calderon sig BoC. Raptors! CB4

    My favorite 2006 movies (might have forgot some) and I know some people might not like the ones I do :

    A Scanner Darkly
    (nice cast with Reeves + Downey Jr. and the animation job done is great),

    Alpha Dog (I hate Justin Timberlake but this movie is pretty good),

    Apocalypto (Mel Gibson directed movie and its awesome)

    Babel (Pitt did a pretty good job in this movie and I enjoyed it)

    Blood Diamond
    (DiCaprio was great and just an awesome movie!),

    Borat (Jagshemash, My name a Borat!),

    Cars (pretty good animation movie),

    Casino Royale (Daniel Craig did a great job with Bond and definately must see),

    Children of Men (Clive Owen is becoming one of the great actors of recent and this movie shows the gritty dark side of future),

    Click (Sandler + Beckinsale, good movie and near the end had some nice moments)

    Crank (not bad if you like action and the same guy from "The Transporter"),

    Deja Vu (not bad, Denzel travelling back in time)

    Fast Food Nation (kinda of like "Super Size Me" and this was great about the reality of fast food),

    Jet Li's Fearless
    (Li portraying an old Chinese martial arts legend and great action scenes)

    Flags of Our Fathers
    (nice war movie and another great Clint Eastwood directed movie)

    Flushed Away
    (I loved it, great delightful animation movie, Roddy!),

    Half Nelson (great acting done by Canada's own Ryan Gosling portraying a teacher with a drug problem),

    Happy Feet
    (awesome voice cast and a nice fun animation movie),

    Idiocracy (directed by Mike Judge ("Beavis and Butthead", "Office Space"), Luke Wilson did an alright job and this movie had funny moments)

    Letters from Iwo Jima
    (another awesome war movie by Clint)

    Little Children (not a kid movie at all, Winslet + Connelly, Rated R),

    Little Miss Sunshine
    (Steve Carell ("The Office") is one of my favorite comedic actors and his great in this),

    Lucky Number Slevin
    (terrific cast including Willis + Freeman + Kingsley and I liked it)

    Ice Age 2 (liked the first one and this sequel wasn't that bad),

    Inside Man (Denzel + Owen, bank robbery and just a great movie)

    Pan's Labyrinth (fantastic movie, reminds me of the animation movie "Spirited Away")

    Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest (Johnny Depp! not much to say but watch it!),

    Stranger Than Fiction (Will Ferell in a more serious role + Dustin Hoffman and just an overall nice movie)

    The Departed (remake of HK's "Infernal Affairs" and with an all star cast including Jack Nicholson and Damon + DiCaprio, I enjoyed it but the HK version is still the best),

    The Good Shepherd
    (directed by De Niro about spies with a great cast like Matt Damon + Jolie)

    The Holiday (romance comedy with Jack Black + Winslet and Diaz + Law, not bad and I like almost anything so I thought this was alright)

    The Last King of Scotland
    (Forest Whitaker did an amazing job and just won the Best Actor award for his performance in this movie),

    The Last Kiss (Zach Braff ("Scrubs") + Rachel Bilson ("The O.C."), same thing like "The Holiday" with a cast that I like and an average movie. Bilson!)

    The Lives of Others
    (terrific movie, great performances by the whole cast),

    The Illusionist (great visuals and Norton!)

    The Prestige (brilliant movie with magic and Bale + Jackman rivalry),

    The Pursuit of Happyness
    (Will Smith at it again, great performance),

    The Science of Sleep (read el_boss's review),

    Underworld: Evolution (vampires and werewolves, but to be honest I watch this because of Kate Beckinsale)

    Volver (nice foreign movie and Penelope Cruz!),

    X-Men: The Last Stand (X-men!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terracosmo
    I just saw Shinobi: Heart Under Blade. One of the best movies I've ever seen. As many of you probably know it is related to the Basilisk anime.

    The story, music, characters and so on were all amazing. It moved me in many ways, to say the least. SEE IT NOW!

    Oh and the theme song "Heaven" by Ayumi Hamasaki is just one of her many orgasmic songs. Man I could die for her, that's how great her music is.
    aaah! this is a horribly delayed response to this post, but i just saw this movie today at cd plus while wandering in the mall. the description yelled "basilisk" to me, but i didn't know it was actually related to basilisk.

    ...um, that's all. and, erm, i like movies.

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    The Departed, you have to see this movie if you haven't yet, especially if you're from Boston or around the area (makes the movie even better.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hakeem_21
    Memento: one of the best movies ever.

    If you havent seen it you have missed a masterpiece.

    Alot of people have never heard of this movie... but yes, it is a classic you must see.

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    Memento is entertaining, but it is certainly not a great movie. The entire idea of a anteriograde amensia victim (and the film incorrectly identifies his amnesia as being retrograde..) being able to remember to check his body for tattoos, that he should check around for polaroids, that he even has the disease, is almost pure crap.

    much better film that deal with similar contexts is
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    i recently saw The Departed, and was quite disappointed. Like the media, the movie hypes itself up, but seldom delivers on any of the fast-talking and angry threats that the characters are full of.

    The one movie from 06 that I really recommend is Pan's Labyrinth. I believe it's even better than Schindler's List. It's dark and creepy and sort of sad, but it's a feast for the eyes and some of the actors do a top notch job that totally moves you. Another OK one was "Children of Men", a post-apocalyptic joint where all women suddenly get sterile and fascist martial law is imposed on the UK.
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    Humans are different from animals. We must die for a reason. Now is the time for us to regulate ourselves and reclaim our dignity. The one who holds endless potential and displays his strength and kindness to the world. Only mankind has God, a power that allows us to go above and beyond what we are now, a God that we call "possibility".

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    Quote Originally Posted by masamuneehs
    Memento is entertaining, but it is certainly not a great movie. The entire idea of a anteriograde amensia victim (and the film incorrectly identifies his amnesia as being retrograde..) being able to remember to check his body for tattoos, that he should check around for polaroids, that he even has the disease, is almost pure crap.
    When does the film incorrectly identify the amnesia? I've checked through the script and I don't remember such a thing. Also, there are numerous reasons for him remembering to check his body and such, one being called conditioning the body and that's possible even for people with amnesia. So, in conclusion, it's a great movie. Interesting that it bothers you that this may be pure crap, yet you find some animes amazing and you don't find Fight Club full of crap? Please, Fight Club is just as bad in the full of crap department.

    Edit to below (as to not go more off-topic):

    Yeah, I never considered "I don't have amnesia, I just can't make new memories" as wrongly identifying the type of amnesia. I figured it's something he tells himself as not consider himself "sick". Also, maybe the character himself doesn't know about the different types of amnesias, so probably just any other common person would think the same.
    So there has to be a distinction between a character saying something wrongfully, and the movie itself identifying the disease wrongfully. But yeah, great movie... you simply don't like it.
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    damn you Onshi! You got me there, Fight Club is full of crap too, even moreso than Memento. Still, I find the characters and story much more compelling in that one than in Memento.

    As for your question, there are several times in the film where he states "I don't have amnesia. I just can't make new memories." Well, apparently he couldn't make a new memory about anteriograde amnesia existing, since that's clearly what he has.

    by and large though Mun, i think you're right. it's not a bad film, i just didn't like it...

    another movie recommendation (to stay on topic):
    Wayne's World. I think it's Mike Myers' funniest film ever, way above Austin Powers
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    Humans are different from animals. We must die for a reason. Now is the time for us to regulate ourselves and reclaim our dignity. The one who holds endless potential and displays his strength and kindness to the world. Only mankind has God, a power that allows us to go above and beyond what we are now, a God that we call "possibility".

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    The Fountain is a good movie. it's really different from the trailers. It's one of those "thinkers."

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    For my English class, we saw Schindler's List and Life is beautiful. I definitely recommend both movies. Schindler's List scored 96% on rottentomatoes . Life is beautiful won 3 Oscars in 1999 but did not do well on rottentomatoes due to the fact not every one agree how the movie is made. Life is beautiful is a movie like the Dictator of Charlie Chaplin for those who saw that old movie.
    Both movies are a must see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Board of Command
    The Fountain is a good movie. it's really different from the trailers. It's one of those "thinkers."
    If by "thinkers" you mean "artsy bullshit movie that doesn't have any substance beyond striking imagery, random time jumps and ridiculously airy dialoge in the hopes of seeming profound, but in reality is just completely inane " then I totally agree with you! It's the worst movie I've ever seen.

    And I've seen Uwe Boll's movies. The whole thing just reminded me of that painting on The Simpsons that one time, of a unicorn in space thinking "Why?". Yeah...real profound Ah well, at least The Fountain looked nice.

    My recommendation is one that has been mentioned: Pan's Labyrinth. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It's got the perfect mix of realism, violence, and childlike fantasy. It's also one of those movies that's got an ending that's "open to interpretation" but actually has evidence to back up either claim.

    Edit: I also think Fight Club is completely full of crap.
    Edit2: And Memento was pretty damn good.
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    going off some of my earlier posts (Westerns), I've got one more movie recommendation:

    Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969).

    This is a slam-bang Western that doesn't pull any punches, is chock full of action and has some of the most memorable characters in any Western. It follows a group of outlaws who scramble to make money after being chased into Mexico by a bounty hunters (one of which is a former member of the bunch). It's a very full and beautiful Western, but still teeming with sexy Mexicanas and bloody gunfights. A classic.

    Humans are different from animals. We must die for a reason. Now is the time for us to regulate ourselves and reclaim our dignity. The one who holds endless potential and displays his strength and kindness to the world. Only mankind has God, a power that allows us to go above and beyond what we are now, a God that we call "possibility".

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanBcoo
    If by "thinkers" you mean "artsy bullshit movie that doesn't have any substance beyond striking imagery, random time jumps and ridiculously airy dialoge in the hopes of seeming profound, but in reality is just completely inane " then I totally agree with you! It's the worst movie I've ever seen.
    haha, 3 of my friends went to see it a while back. 1 of them (the artsy business student) loved it. The other 2 (both engineers) hated it, and said it was the stupidest movie they'd ever seen. apparently the guy turns into a tree at the end or some shit like that .

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    I liked The Fountain. It was just nonsense, but it was good nonsense. I wouldn't say that it has a deep meaning or some shit like that, it was fun though.

    EDIT: Pan's Labyrinth is really overrated. WHY THE HELL DID SHE EAT THE FUCKING GRAPE!!!!????

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    Something a lil more recent...


    I just saw Fracture. Great flick. Definately check that one out. Keeps ya guessing, unless you are really smart and can guess an ending before you have seen it with nothing else to go on but dumb luck.

    Something a lil more sad...

    Life as a House. Saddest movie of all times. But still very tasteful. Major points with the GF if you watch it with her.

    Something a lil more Dramatic...

    Life of David Gale...Great unforseen ending. Check it out!


    -dg-

    assertnfailure (7:40:03 PM): dude....your posts are a bunch of nonsense

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_boss
    EDIT: Pan's Labyrinth is really overrated. WHY THE HELL DID SHE EAT THE FUCKING GRAPE!!!!????
    I assumed either: 1. The food might have been enchanted to make children want to eat it (hence Ofelia ignoring the fairies outright) or 2. She is a mischievous child and had been punished without dinner. She was probably hungry and didn't give a shit about what the Faun had said.

    That, and if she hadn't eaten the grapes, we would have never seen the Pale Man in action!!

    <@Terra> he told me this, "man actually meeting terra is so fucking big", and he started crying. Then he bought me hot dogs

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    SUNSHINE

    Awesome movie. I don't think it has been released in the US yet, but be sure to watch it when it is. It is totally worth it to see at the cinema.

    The best thing about the movie is the atmosphere. It's a little like Event Horizon and Das Experiment.

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    Just saw this fucked up movie. I'm seriously a little afraid if the dark now.

    The movie is in romanian and french but I guess everybody here are used to reading subs.

    9/10

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