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post Aug 1 2009, 03:39 AM
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post Aug 10 2009, 05:41 PM
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In no particular order:

Lucky Number Slevin
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Battle Royale
Kung Fu Hustle
Enter the Dragon

Honorable Mentions
Snatch
Fight Club
The Departed
Fearless
Legend of the Drunken Master
Brick
Hot Rod
Princess Mononoke
Akira
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post Aug 10 2009, 07:20 PM
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A Clockwork Orange
Battle Royale
Tetsuo (The Iron Man)
Fong Sai Yuk
Pi


Best I've seen this year:

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
The Duchess




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post Aug 10 2009, 09:58 PM
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1. Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith
2. The Matrix Revolutions
3. Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Star Wars I The Phantom Menace
5. Star War II Attack of the Clones


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post Aug 11 2009, 02:23 AM
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Brazil
The 400 Blows
Graveyard of Honor (the Miike remake)
Blade Runner
The Dreamers


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post Aug 11 2009, 09:06 PM
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Favorite 5:

Classic: It's a Wonderful Life
Comedy: Zoolander
Artsy: Being John Malcovich
Adventure: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Action: Iron Man

I had to pick one movie from each genre, because it's so hard otherwise. I know now a days The Matrix is basically a joke, but the first one was really really great and revolutionized the way movies were made. So it was really hard for me to choose between that for it's great direction/compilation, and Iron Man for the great acting and role recruitment. I felt that acting and character synergy stood stronger than direction/compilation. The Artsy one was a tossup between Being John Malcovich and Death to Smoochy. Death to Smoochy was so good, but I'm a big fan of both John Cusack and John Malcovich so I went with the former. Adventure was a tough one, it was a tossup between Harry Potter and Ocean's Eleven-Thirteen, and I went with Harry Potter because I can't choose a favorite Ocean's movie. It's always a tossup between Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Thirteen for my favorite, soooo I went with my hands down favorite potter movie. Classic and Comedy were the easiest choices, it's so obvious. Hahaha.

Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)
All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)


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post Aug 11 2009, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 07:06 PM) *
Adventure: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)

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post Aug 11 2009, 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (Sense2007 @ Aug 11 2009, 11:36 PM) *
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post Aug 12 2009, 12:35 AM
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i'm gonna make a movie where i don't try to be "good" or anything i just try to make a statement
it'll be a chick pissing on a couch and the movie will be called The Golden Mummies


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post Aug 12 2009, 02:03 AM
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the golden mummy and the golden mummy's gay golden mummy friends
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post Aug 12 2009, 11:04 AM
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QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 10:06 PM) *
Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)
All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (what does this even mean) (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)


the fuck

how does any of that part of your post make sense


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post Aug 12 2009, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 07:06 PM) *
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)

LOGIC FAULT

Transformers 2 was still pretty bad, though


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post Aug 12 2009, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (Xenogenesis @ Aug 12 2009, 09:04 AM) *
the fuck

how does any of that part of your post make sense


stupid movies like a COCKwork orange or requiCUM for a dream are just like "Oh, violence is bad, and countering violence with violence is bad" cuz they wanna make a statement. How stupid. Whoeveer made a COCKwork orange must not read any books. And requiCUM for a dream is just about people doing ILLEGAL drugs, who wants to watch a movie about that? Nobody whose ever done ILLEGAL drugs has ever contributed anything to society, it's just plain not right to do mind-altering substances.

Now starting day 2 of my masturbation abstinence plan, wish me luck guys ! !


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QUOTE (Sense2007 @ Aug 13 2009, 05:34 AM) *
Now starting day 2 of my masturbation abstinence plan, wish me luck guys ! !

QUOTE (SilentSuzumiya @ Aug 00 0000, 00:00 AM)
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post Aug 15 2009, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE (Sense2007 @ Aug 13 2009, 05:34 AM) *
stupid movies like...


Three of your top 5 fav movies are star wars movies... and they happen to be star wars 1, 2, 3...


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post Aug 15 2009, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (♦sunsilk♦ @ Aug 15 2009, 06:11 PM) *
Three of your top 5 fav movies are star wars movies... and they happen to be star wars 1, 2, 3...

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actually, Japan has REALLY high technology.

heck they even have predecessors to HD already
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post Aug 15 2009, 08:26 PM
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good bump. And here I thought I'd successfully killed this thread, after Saiyajin lodged his foot deep into his gullet


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post Aug 15 2009, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 07:06 PM) *
Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made

Man, I can't even begin to say what's wrong with this. It's like saying "I hate anime!" when people equate all anime to being Dragonball Z or Gundam or Lucky Star or something.

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All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)

Er...you know, you could pick BAD movies that are particularly focusing on making a statement (can't think of any right now), as opposed to good movies that you don't like just because the overall meaning behind them is complex and requires some interpretation, and the movie doesn't make you feel good after seeing it. A depressing movie isn't necessarily a "bad" movie. On top of that, MOST good movies are trying to "make a statement" - that's what art is about. Film is an art form as well as an entertainment medium. Yes, some movies are out there just to put a lot of action and explosions on the screen, but almost EVERY movie is trying to make some kind of statement in the process of the film. It's the basis of scriptwriting - you can build off of a genre (like a crime drama, adventure film, etc.), make something that's based on certain themes, or you can try and make a statement with your film (or - and more often - any combination of those three).

Look at It's A Wonderful Life, for example, just because that's one of your favorites. The entire purpose of the movie is to show the importance of one man on many others. That's the statement it's trying to make - it's trying to show you just how important YOUR life could be to other people. Even YOU can make a difference! This is a rather prevalent theme throughout the entire film, and it's obvious that great care was taken to make that the primary thing that people think about as you go through the movie - just how MUCH of an impact George makes on everyone in the town. They weren't setting out to make a "good" movie - they were trying to make that statement, while developing the themes and characters in the process.

You could easily make the argument of "of COURSE they're trying to make a good movie, a good movie is what sells!" which is fair enough - but, in THAT case, almost EVERY film that ends up going to a national/global release level is trying to be a "good" movie. If you're trying to sell it in any way, you're trying to make a good movie. Simple as that. There are "artsy" (your terminology) films that just try to make statements, and aren't considering quality or anything in the process...and those are generally BAD films, and usually from bad filmmakers (granted, there are plenty of "artsy" films that are quality cinema - then again, I wouldn't exactly consider Being John Malkovich "artsy," but I digress). Darren Aronofsky is not a bad filmmaker - pi was certainly a bit more rough around the edges (although still a good film - just a bit "artsy," is all), but Requiem had everything that people can expect from modern feature films - it had an excellent cast, fantastic acting, a strong storyline, AND it made a very clear statement in the process.

Anyway, I know you probably don't care about my rant, and it's not going to change your mind at all, but my point is that you shouldn't judge a film's quality by the message it's delivering. It doesn't directly control the quality of the film. A poor theme CAN affect a film, but it can also be held up by countless other things. Conversely, a fantastic and unique theme can help overcome other hurdles in a film's quality. Look at Blade Runner - it's a slower "action"-oriented sci-fi film, and where would it be today without the themes and the underlying statements behind it all that the film's trying to make? It certainly wouldn't be as highly-regarded as it is - it would be considered a generic, plodding sci-fi film, more than likely. That film is ALL ABOUT its statements. It wasn't trying to be a good film - it was trying to make those statements. But does that make it BAD, because it was so focused on the themes? Not in the slightest, as far as I'm concerned.

So, uh, I guess give some of those statement-based movies more of a chance. Because they can turn out really well. Go into them with the right mindset - an open one - and you'll walk away with something to think about, AND you'll get an enjoyable 2 hours in the process. I can't fault your opinion of movies - it's opinion, after all, and I'm not stupid enough to fall into flame wars over something like that - but knocking the very idea of films that try to make statements is something that I can't just sit back and watch. Go watch Blade Runner or The Shawshank Redemption or something else like those that you might enjoy, and then tell me that movies based entirely around a statement (or several) can't be good.


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post Aug 15 2009, 11:44 PM
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QUOTE (LOW @ Aug 15 2009, 10:24 PM) *
Er...you know, you could pick BAD movies that are particularly focusing on making a statement (can't think of any right now)


ooo oooo this one's easy

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

(if anyone can explain why this movie *isn't* horrible I'd definitely be willing to try it again, as it has been a few years and my tastes do crazy things)

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QUOTE (Y&Co is dead or alive @ Aug 15 2009, 10:44 PM) *
ooo oooo this one's easy

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

(if anyone can explain why this movie *isn't* horrible I'd definitely be willing to try it again, as it has been a few years and my tastes do crazy things)

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