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queerdelys

queerdelys on 11/11/2010 Reply  · 

Watch some more of Wes Anderson. Looking at your list I see you ignored him a little. He's excellent!

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 10/12/2012 Reply  · 

ATTENTION:

New ID - OneFuckTooMany

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FlyIQNoWealth

FlyIQNoWealth on 12/7/2010 Reply  · 

You're as cool as me!

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kurohanzo

kurohanzo on 2/7/2011 Reply  · 

thanks for the friend request ^^v

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/27/2011 Reply  · 

Cleckley, you seen Bangkok Knockout yet?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/29/2011 Reply  · 

No man. I want to see it but it's not out on DVD or Blu-Ray here (this is a movie that I don't want to rip it online - I need a crytal clear pic). It looks exciting from the trailers but did I detect some wire-work? Alos, I worry that it might turn out like Born To Fight with 70% bullshit, 20% action and 10% so idiotic it's funny. But Thailand are makin' waves. Quite a few projects from Yanin and Jaa apparently. Heard they might even work with Sammo!

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/29/2011 Reply  · 

I've heard the same. Can you imagine? Sammo's choreography would take Jaa's game to the next level. About BKO, I'm thinking about just buying the Thai DVD. Sure, it's got no subs, but the DVDs I bought for Born to Fight and TYG didn't have any subs either, and I followed the movies just fine. And from what I've heard, it's got a shitty story and the acting is supposed to be terrible (so idiotic it's funny), but it's supposed to have topped BTF in the action department.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/29/2011 Reply  · 

I'm willing to wait. BTF was a disappointing experience so I'm not in urgent need of a second fix. Nothing happened in that film for the better part of an hour. But the conclusion was something bizarre; it was 'so bad it's good' AND genuinely brilliant all at once. Never seen anything so bizarre. When the hostages all got up to sing the National Anthem I was in stitches. When the guy with one leg started kicking ass I was floored from both laughter and awe. If BKO is anything like that (with much, much less screen time devoted to all the unecessary talky/story crap) then it'll be awesome. If you do see it soon, you've gotta let me know how it is. Also, out of curiosity, are you a fan of MA flicks because you are/were a fighter/practitioner yourself?

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/30/2011 Reply  · 

No, not at all. Most kids get into whatever they're going to be into when they're around 6, right? Rumble in the Bronx hit the States when I was in the first grade. I loved it, so I latched on to Jackie Chan and I've been a fan ever since. I'd just rather watch the stuff HK has to offer over some of the crappy stuff we get here.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/31/2011 Reply  · 

Yeah, I hear that.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/5/2011 Reply  · 

Just found out that BKO is hitting the US on August 30th and the UK on July 4th as Knockout.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/6/2011 Reply  · 

Ah, nice one man, thanks. Look at that, we're actually gonna get a movie before you guys!

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marba

marba on 8/18/2011 Reply  · 

We are friends forever now. But how did you find me?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 8/19/2011 Reply  · 

Probably saw your comments on an earlier discussions page. Batman vs Batman or Infernal vs The Departed maybe...?

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charismagray

charismagray on 5/11/2012 Reply  · 

I know rite

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BisonDollah

BisonDollah on 8/25/2011 Reply  · 

On the contrary, every BisonDollah will be worth five English pounds. At least that is the exchange rate the Bank of England will set when I kidnap their Queen! ;)

Thanks for the add! You'd probably like Dr. Strangelove best from the films left in your unseen top 100! =)

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/8/2011 Reply  · 

Some friendly advice: DO NOT buy Bangkok Knockout. If you absolutely have to see it, Netflix that shit. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/8/2011 Reply  · 

NM. Went to rank it and realized you've already seen it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/10/2011 Reply  · 

Oh God, don't get me started. The Tai Chi guy was sick, as were a couple of the other fighters. But they clearly put the wrong guy in the lead role, the love triangle was beyond stupid, and what was with all that nonsense at the beginning? Fuck, it took forever for the thing to get started. When the cage fight finally came, I thought I was in for a fun movie, but other than the aforementioned Tai Chi guy, it all went downhill really, really fast. The action would have to be absolutely INSANE for the movie to redeem itself after all the stupidity, but it just wasn't meant to be, I guess. I wanted to like it. I really did. But other than a few fun bits...*shudder* I'm probably being too hard on it, but it'll be a while before I watch it again to find out.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/12/2011 Reply  · 

If you want a pick-me-up after all the disappointment, do yourself a favor and give Merantau a look. I just watched it for the first time and it is damn good. I think it gives Jaa and Yen a run for their money for best MA film of the decade. The only thing I think you might hold against it is some of its fight scenes. Some of the earlier stuff can kind of blend together.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/13/2011 Reply  · 

I think I'd have to disagree with you there. I think it's juuuuust shy of being Jaa-quality, but I think it beats Yen's stuff. Had Yen and Yip stuffed SPL and Flash Point with a bit more action, then I might agree. But I don't think there's enough of it, as good as the action is, for me to choose them over Merantau. I was in Heaven for the last forty or so minutes of that movie. And I'm hearing that their next movie, The Raid, is the best thing in decades. Like, Hard Boiled-quality.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/15/2011 Reply  · 

You're not being an ass. Different strokes and all that, ya know? I'm not as big on MI:2 as I was when it came out. My excuse for loving it then? I was in the fifth grade. Now, not so much. But I dig Face/Off. I know it's corny and it has its flaws, but I actually think it's one of the better action movies of the 90's. Broken Arrow's dumb fun and so is Hard Target, but then again, I'm a sucker for Van Damme movies. At the end of the day, I'd put Face/Off at the top of heap as far his American stuff goes. Haven't seen Reign of Assassins, but I've heard nothing but good things. Now, his Hong Kong stuff is some of the sappiest, most corny stuff I've ever seen in my life. But I've always appreciated how black-and-white everything is in his movies. And I've always been touched by the male bonding. I know it bothers the more homophobic among us, but I think the two big reasons it doesn't bug me are 1) I'm not homophobic and 2) I'm very, very close to my kid brother. I've always seen the relationships in his movies as inflated, fatalistic versions of the way I feel about my brother...Shit, I'm rambling and I might find myself embarrassed after re-reading this. But Hard Boiled, male bonding aside, is in my top ten because it is the most balls out action movie I've ever seen in my life. Good God, what a movie. You should give it another look some time.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/17/2011 Reply  · 

You know what, I actually meant to check I'll Sleep out after I saw Get Carter for the first time. Thanks for the suggestion. But yeah, I hear the suggestions of homoeroticism in reference to Woo's stuff (and other buddy movies, for that matter) all the time. I figure, people will see what they'll see and I move on. Whatevs. Good Will Hunting's too damn good not to watch due to some macho bullshit. I gotta admit though, the American Pie thing made me chuckle. I haven't seen it in a long time, so I can't really comment. But then again, people would probably laugh out loud if they knew about some of the stuff I find touching, so it's all good. And my kid brother'll be 17 next month. The 5-year gap seems a little weird for us to be so close, but the kid's always been pretty smart and he was an ace at Twisted Metal 4 by the time he was 4, so he's always been cool in my book. He likes to take shortcuts but he's got a good head on his shoulders and he's got a good heart. How far apart in age are you from yours?

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tin can

tin can on 10/19/2011 Reply  · 

Hey! Nicetameetcha. That's some list you've got there!

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Seb

Seb on 12/8/2011 Reply  · 

Hey thanks for accepting my friend request cleckley, I just was looking through your flick chart and you've seen a lot more movies than me and your top movies are a lot different to mine. My favourite current director is p.t. Anderson, I was wondering, considering your wealth of movie knowledge what your opinion is of p.t. Anderson. My favourite film of all time being there will be blood, so I was wondering what you think?

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Seb

Seb on 12/8/2011 Reply  · 

And also I see that matrix is in your top ten. I have it on foxtel at the moment but I'm reluctant to watch it because the whole movie looks a little corny now. Tell me, is it as good as it was when it came out or has it aged badly?

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Vickmne

Vickmne on 12/16/2011 Reply  · 

Sup?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/11/2012 Reply  · 

I don't know about you, but the Ennio Morricone score grabs my attention straight away when it starts in The Untouchables. Then Connery and De Niro do the rest. It's just a awesome movie, good choice for your top ten list!

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KingofPain

KingofPain on 1/14/2012 Reply  · 

I think I want to go down that dark alley first, if only because I am drawn to darkness.

I will try and track down all the movies you suggest. They are probably just as good as any other. Sadly, I won't live long enough to watch all the wonderful films India has gifted us with. You are providing me with a much appreciated service.

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KingofPain

KingofPain on 1/26/2012 Reply  · 

No, I think I'm currently in decent health. I eat the necessary amount of fiber most days, and I try to do my stretches on a regular basis. I guess I could do more cardio, but I'm in my healthy weight range. I just have to watch out for falling space debris and I should be fine.

I'm just not sure what my psychological health will be like after watching all these movies you recommend. Your warnings do concern me somewhat.

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/8/2012 Reply  · 

Hey what was the name of that Chan book again? The one that has the bit about him meeting Yuen Biao. I'm thinking about giving it a read.

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/8/2012 Reply  · 

Many thanks, kind sir.

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Alienss

Alienss on 2/20/2012 Reply  · 

...You watch a lot of movies...

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Alienss

Alienss on 2/23/2012 Reply  · 

You seem to have seen a lot of obscure action flicks.

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Alienss

Alienss on 2/24/2012 Reply  · 

I guess it's accurate, joining flickchart made me realize how many movies considered great I haven't seen. Going to have to start watching more. I'm guessing most of the movies would fall after watching some of the top ranked ones on flickchart.

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Skottula

Skottula on 2/28/2012 Reply  · 

I really appreciated your take on Fievel Goes West v. I Spit On Your Grave. I will concede that really I Spit On Your Grave was pretty vanilla for its genre, outside of the importance that people have mostly assigned it after the fact. I think it was more shocking to me because it was one of the first schlock movies I had ever really seen and as it was a chaser to a viewing of Bob Clark's coma-inducing Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, it probably seemed much more dynamic. I also appreciated the 6-year-old home sick take on Fievel.

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ToryK

ToryK on 3/5/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, how'd you see Pedicab Driver? Bootleg?

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ToryK

ToryK on 3/5/2012 Reply  · 

I was looking at the Recently Added list, saw Pedicab Driver, clicked on it, and saw your name. I've wanted to see it since high school, but haven't because I refuse to watch it until there's an official DVD. Yeah, I'll probably have to wait until I'm in my 30's, if I'm lucky. But I'm a patient man.

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ToryK

ToryK on 3/7/2012 Reply  · 

It all depends. I don't buy them because I'm not down with having "phony" stuff on my shelf, plus for the reason you've already mentioned. But if it's completely unavailable, like with Pedicab Driver, I'm totally cool with other people buying them. What else can you do? If it's a movie you can pick up on Amazon or 5 minutes away from your house at a store, then I'm against it.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/23/2012 Reply  · 

Do you have a number one movie you are looking forward to this year?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/23/2012 Reply  · 

Can't wait to see The Raid, TDKR and The Avengers. But there is also Prometheus, Looper, Gangster Squad, Headhunters and Cogan's Trade that have me interested. At this moment, Django Unchained comes out next year for me, interested in that movie too.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/23/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, also hope Lockout (or MS One: Maximum Security) is fun action sci-fi. Written by Luc Besson and starring Guy Pearce in his second sci-fi movie in a year along with Prometheus

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alec96

alec96 on 3/24/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, can you check out my blog, looking to gain more followers. http://moviereviewer96.wordpress.com/

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/3/2012 Reply  · 

It's a little late but I wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request on FC. I see you've got some good films on your list. Though I am not a huge fan of your top 10 I still think you have good taste and after all it's your opinion. I read one of your previous comments about how at a younger age you watched art and then changed the categories of films you watched as you got older. I am only 12 but all I really watch are art house films. My flickchart isn't really updated but number one is correct. You should definatley see The Tree of Life. you may not like it but you should appreciate it. Anyway heres my top 5.
5. The Seventh Seal
4. Wild Strawberries
3. Make Way For Tomorrow
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
1. The Tree of Life

# 1 and 2 are basically interchangeable but right now I'd pick The Tree of Life. Anyway message back lve to swap film ideas! BTW Love your profile pic!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/4/2012 Reply  · 

I wouldn't say I dislike any films on your top 10 but there just not my favorite. I love The Godfather but I wanted to say that The Matrix used to be my favorite film but after multiple viewings im not a huge fan but it definatley is entertaining. Im also about to watch Office Space which looks pretty funny. About my flickchart I just haven't updated in a few months I've seen hundreds of films. I love them all but only the top 10 or so are in order (and as I said I would put 2001 over MWFT and The Tree of Life and 2001 are basically interchangable). My mind changes about movies all the time. Your list is not bad at all I like alot of the films I just would put them in a different order. I also see ur an Alfred Hitchcock fan who is a great director. I see why you don't like Terrence Malick's movies they are very slow but I find them hugley entertaining but very understandable that you disagree. Also I just watched Pan's Labyrinth for a second time and am possibly moving it to my top 10. Message me back I also have a youtube account and was wondering if you did anyway here's the link. http://www.youtube.com/user/jdiemert999?feature=mhee

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nolanfilmfan

nolanfilmfan on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

I can see why you didn't like it,it is very bizzare also my list indicates my favorite movies or the ones I find most enjoyable. Suprisingly I found The Tree of Life and 2001 along with the rest of the films on my list hugely entertaining and fun. It's all a matter of opinion what was your favorite movie of the last year just out of curiosity?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/6/2012 Reply  · 

Sorry haven't seen either one of those movies but I found Pan's Labyrinth very meaningful and beautiful I didn't see to much to come out in 2011 but I liked The Tree of Life Midnight in Paris Hugo The Artist and The Descendants we're all good I found a very overated movie to be The Help.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah,for me The Academy Awards are bullshit they rarely ever make good choices they are terrible and also since A Girl Walks into A Bar a free movie on Youtube?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

Ehh... I'll check them out anyway are you a There Will Be Blood fan?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

Dat good u like 2001?

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nolanfilmfan

nolanfilmfan on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

I'd say my top ten is pretty much accurate. They switch places from time to time, but yeah, I intentionally put The Two Towers ahead of the other LOTR films. I would actually say that TTT and ROTK are pretty much tied though. The main reason TTT slightly beats the others for me is probably do to the battle of helms deep, which I think is the best battle sequence in LOTR. I really consider the series one film though, so it's hard to judge which is better...

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Dude, see The Raid now. I don't care if you're at work. I don't care if you're in a class. I don't care if you're knee-deep in poontang. You owe it to yourself to see it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Re: It being No. 18 on my list - I'm in the middle of re-working my Top 50. I've been ranking away, so some things are probably in the wrong place. I'd put it ahead of Fistful, Tom Yum Goong, and probably even Project A. Not sure about The Godfather or the Terminators. But it is absolutely a must-see. I don't want to over-hype it, but the speed and the brutality was ridiculous.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

And I wouldn't figure you for a Shinoda fan? I'm kind of surprised.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Honestly, no clue what I thought you'd be into. I know you're into rap, but I figured you'd be strictly into guys like Nas and Jay-Z. Maybe The Streets. But if you're really into Shinoda's stuff, I'm sure you'll appreciate the score he's put together. Linkin Park was the first band I was really into, and I loved them dearly until I was...14, maybe? My tastes changed and shifted towards stuff like Bloc Party and Radiohead, and then later on, hip-hop and rap were added to the list. I still like Shinoda and I'll always dig their remix album, Reanimation. But I can't really listen to much of their other stuff anymore.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

About me being awkward, I'm a pretty laid-back once you get to know me. But if people talk to me as if all they can think about is how awkward I can be, I'm even more awkward because it's all I can think about.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/18/2012 Reply  · 

I like Nas. I think the guy's made some great music. But I agree with you on him being deep. Absolute bullshit. It's good music, but deep? No. Em's excellent. Jay's excellent. Have you listened to any J. Cole or Jay Electronica? Good stuff.

I'd give Punch-Drunk Love a shot if you're a PTA fan. It's awesome. I know you're not big on romance, and that would definitely be an issue. But you never know, it's worth a shot. Sandler's not really an issue, though. I actually think he's really good in it. I guess it would depend on if you're just not really a fan or if you genuinely despise him.

As for Facebook, I really don't remember. I'm almost never on Facebook as I think it's pretty silly. But I think I might have. I'll have to check.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/3/2012 Reply  · 

Wow, so The Avengers is at 83, huh? Now you've got ME jealous. Is it really that good?

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/3/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, I hear you. I expect it to be pretty high on my list, as well. I've dug everything Marvel's thrown out so far (even Iron Man 2, a movie I think gets unfairly shat on), so I doubt I'll come out of it disappointed. Love the leads (I appreciate Hemsworth even more, now that I've seen Cabin), love Whedon, so it should be an awesome time.

Does the dialogue deliver? With Downey performing stuff that was Whedon-written , I'm expecting good, nay, GREAT things.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/9/2012 Reply  · 

What do you think about Citizen Kane??

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lilmama

lilmama on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Cleckly i just made my account becuz i kept foretting my password

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/17/2012 Reply  · 

So, I take it you'll be seeing The Raid this weekend? It comes out tomorrow in the UK, right?

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/17/2012 Reply  · 

Vent away. I don't mind. And make sure you holla back after you see it. I wanna see if your mind ends up as blown as mine was when I saw it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

So, I take it you liked it? Fucking incredible, right? I mean, that is one sharp fucking action movie.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/4/2012 Reply  · 

Just saw Pedicab Driver (I got ahold of a VHS copy for 20 bucks). Oh my God, Cleckley! Soooooo boring. Usually, I'm just fine with some HK-style high jinks, but this movie was all over the place. When it was trying to be funny, I wasn't laughing. And when it was trying to be dramatic, I didn't care. The fact that I was teeny bit drunk might not have helped (or maybe I should have been more drunk), but there really wasn't much there to be entertained by. The fight with Lau Kar-Leung was a thing of beauty and the finale was pretty good (would have liked the Sammo-Chow fight more if it were a little longer), but I really just did--not--care. I'm a huge fan of Sammo's, but where the hell does this movie get its classic status from?

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/5/2012 Reply  · 

You know what? It kinda does. You know the version Christian Slater's watching in True Romance? Watch that one. There probably aren't any other dubs anyway, but that's the dub I'd watch. It totally works. I wouldn't say it's full of comedic stupidity, but it's definitely a fun dub.

But yeah, there are plenty of people who have crowned it as Sammo's best (!) movie. These people have seen Warriors Two, Eastern Condors and the rest of the lot, but somehow, they find themselves thinking this is his best. Either they were fucking high when they watched it or they're just assholes. Loons.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/7/2012 Reply  · 

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Better than Eastern Condors? That's crazy talk. Explain.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/20/2012 Reply  · 

I'm already starting to miss it. Didn't think anybody else would. :)

What the heck is that in your avatar, anyway?

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/21/2012 Reply  · 

That's you? I thought it was an old Marky Mark ad or something.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I felt kinda naked without him.

Answers for you: I'd definitely consider The Matrix a martial arts movie. The fight scenes are a huuuuge part of why I enjoy it so much. Sure, it doesn't match the speed or intensity of the stuff that came from Asia, but Keanu Reeves is downloading kung fu into his brain, for fuck's sake. That's pretty sweet. Anyway, point being that the series owes a lot of its popularity to its martial arts scenes. Flickchart should totally throw the "Martial Arts" tag on it. I've always been kind of bothered by the fact that they haven't.

As for parameters, I don't know. I just know a martial arts movie when I see one, you know what I mean? I wouldn't consider boxing movies martial arts movies, though I suppose an argument could be made against my opinion on that one.

Blade, Kill Bill, and Best of the Best - martial arts movies. Rocky IV - not so much. What kind of parameters did you have in mind?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

HEy have you seen any good films this year If you haven't I have a recomendation of Moonrise Kingdom I wrote A review for it it's not very good but still. Also I wouldn't believe the hype around the avengers its very overated
http://www.gamespot.com/users/plainview72/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25987856

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/27/2012 Reply  · 

I heard good things about the Raid so I'll probably see it whenever it comes to DVD but The Avengers,IMO,is the most overrated movie in decades if not all time. I just don't understand the obsession anyway I thought Christopher Nolan's Batman series. Moonrise Kingdom is the only good film I saw this year and it has moved to my all time favorite. Other than that I saw Men In Black 3 which was decent I also saw The Hunger Games which i did not like and I hated the guts of Dark Shadows. But the worst film I saw this year was Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengance I can't describe my hatred for it it is my least favorite film ever!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/27/2012 Reply  · 

The Avengers isn't bad I just don't like people prancing around calling it the greatest film of all time. To be honest I actually kinda like it but its just like no meaning just explosions and ass kickings I laughed so hard through the new Ghost Rider movie I mean it's just embaressing and Nic Cage is a really good actor he just whores himself out.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/27/2012 Reply  · 

Also I'll check out THe Raid from Redbox

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/28/2012 Reply  · 

I don't hate those movies I just think there's thing out there that are better. I laughed at Ghost Rider two because it was so bad and I'll still check out the Raid anyway it got good reviews

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/28/2012 Reply  · 

Oh also have you seen any Ed Wood movies I'm pretty interested in seeing them.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/30/2012 Reply  · 

I'm gonna get back to you. I've just been really busy with work this week and the amount of sleep I've gotten is almost non-existent.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/1/2012 Reply  · 

I have a new found intrest in B movies any recomendations?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/2/2012 Reply  · 

The Story of Ricky is one of the craziest movie I've seen! I bought it for $4 and thought it was a straight Kung Fu movie. I still haven't fully decided if I like it or not. What's your opinion on the movie?

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 7/6/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Cleckley, i'm going to start doing this thing where im gonna post a poll on my channel in my comments and its gonna be daily, and im gonna ask all of my friends to do it too. For example: Lets say today's is, What is your favorite Christian Bale movie, but thats not todays

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/10/2012 Reply  · 

I see you're a huge Jackie Chan fan. Just like me.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/10/2012 Reply  · 

I haven't seen Wheels on Meals but I loved the Jackie Chan-Sammo Hung combo in Winners and Sinners. Although most people disagree with me, I still think Police Story III: Supercop is Chan's best.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/10/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah Chan is awesome. I think Armour Of God and Who Am I? deserve more love as well. The rooftop fight in Who Am I? was fantastic. I liked the whole Indiana Jones feel of AOG.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/13/2012 Reply  · 

I watched Taxi Driver and it moved to my number 1

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ToryK

ToryK on 8/29/2012 Reply  · 

I love shorts. LOVE 'em. I've loved them since I was a kid. It probably has a lot to do with The Red Balloon and Left Turn. I dunno, I've just always enjoyed watching someone telling a story in a quick fashion. So, whenever I feel like watching something, but I don't feel like I have the attention span for a full movie, I just go short-happy. Some of them I find out about on Twitch, some elsewhere. I love the Stunt People and what they do, but it's been kinda hard getting some of their stuff added here because they don't have IMDB pages. Nash Edgerton is another guy I really love, at the moment.

The Raid got bumped because I realized, after giving it some thought, that I don't like it as much as some of the other movies in my top 50. It's still a hell of an adrenaline rush, but I'd rather watch Jackie or something like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. It might go back up or it might go further down. I really don't know.

As for The Tree of Life, yeah, I absolutely love it. You know me. I'm not going to rank something highly if I find it boring. Not that kind of person. But I was genuinely moved by TToL. I read your comment. I know you hate it. But I was moved. I'm not in the best place right now. But when I watched that movie, it really hit the spot. Some of stuff there - the brothers (from the wonder of having a baby sibling to growing up together and all the good and bad that goes along with it), the stuff with Jack and his father, taking the shit life throws your way with a sense of grace - all of that shit resonated with me. I can totally get someone hating it, but I was never, not once, bored watching that movie. Fucking loved it. I know a lot of people think it's a pompous piece of butt-chocolate, but agree to disagree, I guess.

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/30/2012 Reply  · 

Subscribe to Conner Wood on Youtube for reviews and unboxings.

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ToryK

ToryK on 8/31/2012 Reply  · 

I appreciate it, dude. Thanks.

And I feel you on it getting kind of routine. But I do have some fun ranking the top 250/500. That always gives me something to think about when I'm really, really bored. That, and it's always interesting to see what your mood does to your taste in movies, or even music. "That shouldn't be there. That should be waaay lower/higher."

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/3/2012 Reply  · 

Hi, yeah, I think a lot of the cheaper independent movies from around that time period were the most entertaining for whatever reason. Nothing else really has the same vibe.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/5/2012 Reply  · 

How it tells me I should rate a movie elsewhere (which I assume is based on my chart position). The trouble is if you don't have many movies rated, it'll make it look like you like movies you may actually hate, and if you have a ton of movies rated, the automated ratings will make you seem ultra-picky. But I haven't got the hang of the site and I'm not a math person anyway, so I might be speaking nonsense.


Assigning objective value to art is something I always considered impossible--or based on too much arbitrary crap to matter much--so I guess I'm not too concerned with ratings. There are films at the bottom of my top 50 I'd still probably give a perfect score, either because they work in terms of what they are or they have an atmosphere I appreciate.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/5/2012 Reply  · 

I've seen more movies than I've rated, and I'm not too deliberate about what I rate. I just kinda take a while to get around to some of them. I specifically searched some titles I really like (never woulda found them otherwise) and spent a little while with the main "rank movies" randomizer.

And there's a grey area where I feel I've seen some of them too long ago for a rating to not be useless, compared to what's fresh in my head now. It doesn't really matter where I'd rank what I remember of Casablanca from 15~ years ago.

Disclaimer: I got tired of blockbusters a long time ago--it started feeling like paying $20 to burn my hand on a stove--so there are a lot of late 2000/2010 movies I haven't seen. bah humbug.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/7/2012 Reply  · 

Street Fighter? Oh shit, that's hilarious! But you enjoy it. I get it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/8/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, I enjoy it. And it should be higher, but it's...Street Fighter. Not really one of my ranking priorities. But I do enjoy it.

"Well, I'm not going home. I'm gonna get on my boat, and I'm going up river, and I'm going to kick that son of a bitch Bison's ass SO HARD that the next Bison wannabe is gonna feel it! Now, who wants to go home... and who wants to go with me?"

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/9/2012 Reply  · 

Dude, you should definitely check out Chinatown. It's awesome and possibly Jack Nicholson's best.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/11/2012 Reply  · 

That Slug Street Scrappers thing was pretty bad. Like, really bad. I was hoping to find some sort of redeeming value in the fight scenes, but no such luck. I'm surprised that you liked it as much as you did.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/12/2012 Reply  · 

That's fine dude. And don't forget The Wild Bunch. That's one badass western.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/13/2012 Reply  · 

I just watched Lost In Translation. I loved it. I didn't like it as much as I watched it but I liked it more after it was over. It's probably my new favorite. I saw you didn't like it...no explanation neccisary it's pretty obvious why and very understandable.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/15/2012 Reply  · 

It may seem like I shouldn't be able to relate to this movie, but the truth I can. You may not believe me on account of my young age, but being "Lost" is more common than you think. Not having any direction or having to much direction in your life.
Bob and Charlottes lives can somewhat be summed up by the photo-shot scene. The director gives Bob a very long list of demands and the translator spits back to Bob two or three words. This is sort of like how Bob and Charlottes marriage are, their communication with their spouses is getting Lost In Translation.
The other thing about the photo-shoot scene is that the director giving all the instructions and the translator saying maybe one/tenth of what he actually said could also be applicable to their lives. Bob is taking orders from his wife and has to much direction while Charlotte had to little. It may sound strange but I did relate to Charlottes feeling of being lost in life.
The two feel like their lives have no purpose, but they find purpose in one another. Bob finds purpose in trying to steer Charlotte away from the path he went down, and in doing so hopefully he will give Charlottes life purpose.
I liked it because I simply found it to be beautiful and generally profound. I liked it because it was a romance without being to sappy to be a chick-flick. The movie doesn't have some big climactic scene it just shows life the way it is. The performances are great and so is the writing and direction. The only problem I had was with some of the editing, but that's a minor problem in such a beautiful story. This may not be a good explanation to you, but I really did relate to some things about Charollete whether you believe it or not. It's definatley not for everyone though.


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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/15/2012 Reply  · 

Also Plan 9 as my number 1 is a joke

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/17/2012 Reply  · 

Also I'm going to watch the original Star Wars soon. Is it any good?

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/21/2012 Reply  · 

You know one thing that really, really gets on my nerves? Voting based on "subjectivity". I know it's one of your peeves, too, and it's been bugging me more and more lately. Reason I'm bringing it up is the Wrestler/Spidey 2 discussion. They all haven't explicitly said so, but I'm fairly sure its dominance is due to its rep as a serious, Oscar-worthy movie. But you know what? Fuck that. I don't get it. Like, I really don't get it. And it happens here all the time.

And while I'm here, how was Safe House?

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/22/2012 Reply  · 

Shit. Yeah, I meant objectivity. This is one of those instances where you say you meant to say the other thing, and you really did, but the other person just thinks you're trying not to look stupid. :)

But yeah, no, I got you. I dig The Wrestler too. I just...like Spider-Man more. And I don't think it should be a big deal, but you just know that it's probably frowned upon, generally. And I'm right there with you on old movies. I enjoy a good deal of them, but if I can't relate, I can't relate. I don't think I should be scorned for not liking a movie because it's in black-and-white. I mean, what kind of bullshit is that? A movie is a movie is a movie. I don't care when it was made. If it doesn't entertain me, then I don't wanna be bothered.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Hey there. It seems we are friends. I guess we should have a conversation eh?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 10/26/2012 Reply  · 

I've been trying to get into more horror movies, and was wondering if you had any suggestions;Also is Predator a horror movie or not?

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smatticus

smatticus on 11/2/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for adding. The minute I saw Street Fighter on your top 10 I thought, "OF COURSE!!!" :)

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