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    Movie Recommendations

    My idea is that instead of making a new thread for each movie we want to talk about. We could have this one thread and post short reviews, followed by a simple opinion if others should watch it or stay away. I think everyone would appreciate if the reviews are more than just one line saying "This movie rocks".

    You may post reviews of old movies as well, but the main idea is to enlighten people about somewhat new movies. Also please discuss the movies that have been reviewed.

    Use common sense regarding spoilers and such, especially when talking about new movies.

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    I'll kick it off with a bang.

    Movie: Kiss kiss bang bang (imdb link)

    This is sort of a crime/detective movie but the atmosphere is so light hearted that you almost forget that part. I was genuinly shocked over grade of humour in this movie. I haven't laughed so hard at a movie in a very long time. The thing is that the jokes are a little sneaky so you can't see them coming, and your caught completely off guard. And sometimes it even takes some time before the brain even comprehends the awsomeness of some jokes.

    This is one of my favourite quotes from the movie, Harry (the main character) is at a party and a girl walks up to hi and asks.

    B-Movie Actress: So what do you do?
    Harry Lockhart: I'm retired, I invented dice. What do you do?

    Verdict: Watch this movie, you won't regret it.
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    Tom Yum Goong with Tony Jaa is a amazing movie with fights that are so well done and awesome it looks like other martial art movies look like crap. Tony Jaa is the guy from Ong-Bak if you dont know his name.

    There is a fight against a Capoiera guy that is done beutiful done,so fast,great camera work that me and bro did rewind to look at it again. I saw it last night and i wanna see it again.

    The coolest action movie since 2003 Ong-Bak!

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    Friendly word of advice to posters: This thread is to make recommendations for movies. Now, would you ever recommend a movie to someone and then give away the ending or a plot twist? I don't know if spoiling movies falls under a violation of rules or not. Either way, let's use some fucking common sense and try not to do that...

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    The movie: Fight Club.
    1999, Directed by David Fincher, the same guy who directed Se7en. He got his start working Visual Effects for Lucasfilms (Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom). This and 7 are his masterpieces IMO.

    Starring: Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. Also features Meat Loaf as 'Bob'.

    Analysis: If you've never seen this movie you should do the following:
    1. Wash your hands. Use soap for once in your life.
    2. Find an open, somewhat clean space.
    3. Keeping your legs as straight as possible, put your hands on the ground.
    4. Stay that way until someone kicks you in your ass. You fucking deserve it.
    5. Go watch this movie.

    Honestly, I know it sounds utterly cheesy, but this is one of those movies that "changed my life". No jokes. I saw this movie and it really got me thinking differently about life, my goals, the culture I live in, the deep shit. I believe every person should see this movie at least once, especially when they are young.

    Also this movies has some really crazy shit in it. It's not just about fighting, that's just the surface. I quote this movie more often than any other. Excellent script, some stunning action and cinematography to die for. The dark humor and downright insane shit that goes on in some parts of this movie is unforgetable. This was also an awesome, and even more insane, book.

    Warning: Link contains spoilers.
    Fight Club

    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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    There are people who haven't seen Fight Club? What?

    Meat Loaf's bitch tits alone are worth it.
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    You think that's wierd? I have actually met people that don't know what The Simpsons is.

    Seriously, the only acceptable reason for not seeing Fight Club is being in a coma for the last 8 years. I'm really hoping that they will make a movie out of Chuck's book Choke.

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    Fight Club was a great movie,one of few movies Brad Pitt is good in.

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    DONNIE DARKO.

    Time travel, smurf philosophy, bunnies from outer space, paranoid schizophrenia

    If these aren't enough reasons, nothing is.

    Guess I should provide a link too
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    Memento: one of the best movies ever.

    If you havent seen it you have missed a masterpiece.

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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.
    Last edited by masamuneehs; Tue, 04-03-2007 at 07:14 PM.

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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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    Movie recommendations

    City of God.
    It's violent, but the film itself is so good.

    More info: http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d...1808439335&cf=info

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    Title: Good Night, and Good Luck

    This is a story about a news anchor that fights the system in america back when communists where worse than homosexuals and muslims combined. It's kind of slow and uneventful, but I rather like these kind of movies. The entire movie is black and white (the color not the attitude) which really adds alot to the atmosphere.

    On a side note: for this movie Gerge Clooney starred, directed and wrote the script.

    As I said if you don't absolutely crave action packed movie, you will enjoy this movie.

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    george clooney is fucking awsome. I want him to be the father of my children

    On that note watch Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve. Probably 2 of the best comedies out there. The script isn't just funny its smart and witty. Plus a star studded cast, and a great story.

    The only reason not to watch these movies is if you follow a religion where george clooney is lucifer. In that case you need to switch religions and go watch these movies.

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    I think you would really like Kiss kiss bang bang. The humour is subtle like in Oceans 11/12 but you still laugh your ass off.

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    I just came back from watching Jet Li's latest martial arts film, Fearless, which is also his last in this genre. It's a great show, which had my wife crying buckets for the character he portrayed in the film. Based on true real life accounts, the movie was about the life of a chinese martial art master who defeated many westerners in the early 1900s. Great movie with lots of awesome fight scenes, and fitting for Jet Li's last. Highly recommended even for non Jet Li fans.

    http://www.fearlessthemovie.com/

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    Originally posted by: Assassin
    On that note watch Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve. Probably 2 of the best comedies out there. The script isn't just funny its smart and witty. Plus a star studded cast, and a great story.
    I LOVED Ocean's 11.... #12, though, wasn't great in my opinion. I felt like something was definitely lacking in the sequel but with Ocean's 11-- now that's a movie I can watch if I want to relax. Everything is done to near perfection. None of the cast needs to try too hard to play the roles they're assigned to and every cut, edit, and camera angle has a purpose that all eventually reveals itself at the end. I love it.

    Well, I would recommend Akira Kurosawa's Samurai Seven but my Netflix DVD was a bum and became unplayable just after the intermission. But from what I've seen so far, that movie rocks. I can't believe I took this long to finally see half of it =P

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    @Chaoskiddo: Yes, and also this awesome one.

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    Woohoo I have a sticky thread

    Let's celebrate this jouoys occasion with some awesome movie recommendations .

    Das Experiment

    It's about a experiment in a prison environment. It's one of the best movies I have ever seen. I don't think any other movie has made me feel as much as this. I was literally shaking from excitement.

    10/10

    Science of Sleep

    Really fucked up movie and really funny.

    9/10

    Stranger than Fiction

    Also really strange and funny. If you liked Adaptation you will love this. It has a sort of similar vibe as Click.

    9/10

    The Prestige + The Illusionist

    Similar movies and both very good. Gotta love Christian Bale and Edward Norton.

    9/10

    And lastly a warning

    Half Nelson

    Almost as bad as Capote. What is up with the oscar's and boring pretentious pieces of shit? Seriously on of the most useless movies ever. NOTHING HAPPENS!!! I can sum up the plot of this movie in on sentence. Warning might contain spoiler. A teacher on drugs. That's it. No need to see it.

    I don't know maybe 2/10 since it did have a sex scene after all.

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