Brandonray's User Profile

Brandonray

5/14/2010 joined Flickchart

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Brandonray's Favorite Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Star Wars Return of the Jedi The Empire Strikes Back Rough Riders Commando Duck, You Sucker A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Brandonray's Recently Added Movies

Halloween III: Season of the Witch Knives Out A Town Called Hell Only God Forgives They Shall Not Grow Old

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Brandonray's Discussions

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 3/20/2011 Reply  · 

According to your profile, you have not seen The Dark Knight. That is pretty inaccurate.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 3/20/2011 Reply  · 

Yeah, it's on my list, but the "Movies I Haven't Seen" list has a bunch of films on it that are actually on my Flick Chart (The Dark Knight, Star Wars movies, Shawshank Redemption, Indiana Jones movies, Batman Begins, Die Hard, etc.). Not really sure how to correct this.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 3/23/2011 Reply  · 

I think if you go back and click 'rerank' it should clear it out of the Movies I Haven't Seen category. There's a few that of mine that are like that, but I usually go back and rerank them, unless I haven't seen them in a while. I have a tendency to rank movies I've not seen in the past couple years lower than the ones that I have.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/2/2011 Reply  · 

Hey B-Ray. I just watched my first ever French New Wave film yesterday, and I must say, I was bbllowwn away. It was Jules and Jim, directed by Francois Truffaut. I know my tastes can be a bit different, but I'd be interested in what you think. I've never seen film used in such a way to enhance storytelling. And guess what! It's on Netflix Instant Streaming, sooo, you have no excuse. Get on it.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 4/2/2011 Reply  · 

Hmmmm...I'll watch it sometime, maybe tomorrow, but you'll have to watch Schwarzenegger's 1985 materpiece Commando! Hahaha!

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/2/2011 Reply  · 

Oh god. :( I will. I will... Within the next few days. Hopefully tomorrow

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/5/2011 Reply  · 

Well, I watched Commando today. I was entertained, yes. I instantly was put off by the cheesiest montage ever, though. (Father helps daughter catch a fish, they hug meaningully to show how great their relationship is,..) I did enjoy watching ripped Arnie doing his thing. And being a woman, was happy to see that they didn't sexualize the flight attendant/training pilot, but instead made her a strong character who was more of a sidekick than a distraction.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 4/5/2011 Reply  · 

I freakin' love Commando and, yes, I too am glad they made Cindy a sidekick rather than a pointless love interest. The whole movie is just so ridiculously campy that I couldn't help but put in it my top ten.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/15/2011 Reply  · 

So, just watched Die Hard for the first time ever. All I can say is... BEST Christmas movie EVER. haha

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 4/15/2011 Reply  · 

Meh, I think Die Hard's kinda overrated. Still a good movie, don't get me wrong, but the action scenes are generic, there's not enough material to justify a two-hour runtime, and it takes a while to get going. Personally, I prefer the second and third Die Hard movies. The second one's more of a conventional action picture and the third one has Samuel L. Jackson, who's hilarious. The fourth one's not bad.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/16/2011 Reply  · 

There are a ton of wonderful things about Die Hard. It isn't at all cheesy or too serious. The stakes are played up ennorrmously. Often in the action films I've seen, the characters have to explain the stakes. "If so and so happens, then all our lives are in danger" yadda yadda yadda... It has a nice, steady build. Alan Rickman is wonderful, and having never really watched a Bruce Willis action movie, he carried it brilliantly. What do you mean by generic? Maybe it's because I have never really invested my attention too much into action films, so I hae nothing to judge from.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/16/2011 Reply  · 

I mean the stakes *aren't* played up enormously.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 4/16/2011 Reply  · 

I though the action scenes were generic because they lacked novelty kills (everybody dies in the typical action movie fashions: getting shot, explosions, and falling from a great height), the environments around the actors aren't always used to the maximum effect, and the choreography mainly conists of people just firing guns at each and glass breaking. Compare it to the action in Commando, which are full of creative deaths, maximum use of surrounding sets, and thrilling choreography. Also, the Die Hard flicks really needed a better musical score. What would the Man With No Name, Indiana Jones or Star Wars films be without their iconic themes?

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/19/2011 Reply  · 

I can understand your criticisms, I guess this sort of reflects how our tastes differ, and what we both find important in a film. I probably would have found novelty kills to be cheesy and it would have pulled me out of it. Hot Fuzz is the only film that can really pull of those types of kills for me, and clearly it's because it's making fun/paying homage to the films you probably love.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/26/2011 Reply  · 

I watched Machete last night. It was everything I expected it to be... haha. You really should watch Planet Terror. It's just as campy and has some really fun moments. I don't know if you'd dig Death Proof or not, but either way, I know you'd love Kurt Russell in it. I just bought them both on Amazon, along with the Death Proof soundtrack. Quentin's soundtracks are always amaazing.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 4/27/2011 Reply  · 

Kurt's the man, but I have heard a lot about Death Proof being kinda slow. By the way, Machete rules. The best movie of 2010. Steven Seagal should've won an Academy Award.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 4/27/2011 Reply  · 

Yes, Death Proof is a bit slow in the beginning, but it has one of the best payoffs. I've been watching it a lot lately. The first half is mostly talky bits, following these girls around as their night progresses until Kurt comes and basically ruins everything you just saw. The second half is by far superior. The only thing I can say about Machete, apart from loving how much of a ladies man Danny Trejo was, is the scene where he rips out the guys intestines and uses it as a rope. Brilliant. Totally brilliant. And this may or may not come as a surprise, but I think it was the first film I've ever seen Seagal in. I honestly thought he was mexican. haha

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 1/16/2012 Reply  · 

So... I have finally gotten on this site for the first time in what feels like decades...

And I see that you have 59,289 ranks. My goodness, I need to catch up.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 1/19/2012 Reply  · 

Wow, glad to see you back. How are things going for you? Do you still work at the hotel?

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 1/20/2012 Reply  · 

Things are pretty awesome. I've been working at 3M since July and loving it, and I have been living in Albany with my boyfriend Kyle. It's funny how much has changed since last year haha. How about you? How's life?

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 1/21/2012 Reply  · 

Things are going swell. I'm still going to Ashford (this semester looks like it's going to be a piece of cake) and am unemployed (unless you count mowing an old lady's lawn in the summer). Been watching a lot of movies and recently discovered Futurama, one of the funniest shows ever.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 1/26/2012 Reply  · 

Mowing an old ladies lawn is much more of a moral job than you give credit, Brandon. I applaud you. I have never seen Futurama.. I may have to give it a shot. I managed to get all the guys I work with addicted to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. (Probably my favorite at the moment)

And on another note...

I finally watched The Terminator the other day, out of my own choice. Just thought you should know.

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 1/2/2013 Reply  · 

I would just like to say that if you haven't seen Django Unchained, please do. It is almost my favorite Tarantino (Death Proof is best)

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 1/4/2013 Reply  · 

Haven't seen it yet, but I'm not much of a fan of Tarantino's flashy, ultra-self-aware, self-indulgent, nerdy, incessantly-meta, dramaless, "I can do whatever I want, I'M QUENTIN TARANTINO!!!" style. Well, I like a few of his movies, in spite of him, rather than because of him. Didn't like Inglourious Basterds, though.

I might give Django Unchained a chance when it gets released on DVD, but I probably won't enjoy it as much as the 1966 film Django it's named after. By the way, have you seen A.I.: Artificial Intelligence yet? Another masterpiece is 1932's Island of Lost Souls (I don't watch many horror pictures, but this is the best one I've seen. "HOUSE!!! OF PAIN!!!").

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Zebrianna

Zebrianna on 1/5/2013 Reply  · 

Alas, must you completely degrade my favorite film-maker? I am pretty terrible at explaining why I like something, and I can agree to some of what you've said... but do you not have respect for him paying tribute to his favorite old movies that no one makes anymore? The original Django is in the film, btw. It is worth watching for Samuel L. Jackson alone. The acting was amazing. I've never seen a better cast. Probably the best performance I've ever seen from Leonardo DiCaprio, too.. There was never a dull moment, and there are some excellent shootout scenes. I think you'll like it, and I can see why you'd wait. I'm glad I saw it in the theatre with a packed out crowd (who would have thought that a ton of old people would go to see it on New Years day? haha.. I was shocked to see how old the audience was) I will be giving Basterds another try soon, but I didn't like it on the first viewing either. I liked the first scene, but after that it was rather forgetable.

I haven't seen A.I. yet. I don't think I own it, which means it will go on my queue (adding it now*) Which reminds me, I did watch Saving Private Ryan for the second time recently (I last watched it when I was in 8th grade, and it was on T.N.T. It took about 5 hours with commercials. It was ridiculous and I barely paid attention bc of it) I actually really liked it. I then watched Full Metal Jacket right afterwards (second time). I realize I should probably watch more movies two or three times bc I have completely different opinions now.

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Yojimbo28

Yojimbo28 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

Just wanted to give you a heads up. The film, The 7th Dawn, was on Flickchart twice (under the title The 7th Dawn and The Seventh Dawn). I discovered the discrepancy after watching it this morning and coming here to rank it. Only you and one other user had it ranked under The 7th Dawn so that entry was deleted. To re-add it to your chart, you will have to go to The Seventh Dawn page and re-rank it.

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Brandonray

Brandonray on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks

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