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JC13

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JC13's Favorite Movies

Pulp Fiction The Godfather Part II The Godfather Once Upon a Time in the West The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eyes Wide Shut The Shining The Silence of the Lambs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Return of the Jedi

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Comments (382)

 
MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/31/2012 Reply  · 

Nope. I haven't seen the first Godfather either! I started watching the first Godfather and I couldn't get further than the first half hour or so. It's one of those movies I feel I HAVE to see to understand why people love it. Same goes for Pulp Fiction and The Matrix; so many people have those movies in their top 20 and talk about them, so I felt I had to see them. I will definitely try to at least watch the first Godfather again pretty soon.

Also happy 2013, lol.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/2/2013 Reply  · 

9 of your top 20 are also in my top 20. We have somewhat similar tastes.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/17/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I know man, it's pretty weird how similar our ways of ranking movies are.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

You're a huge Nolan fan, and obviously your taste in film is excellent. But how come you don't love Memento as much as his other film? Just wondering. Memento is definitely his most mature work so far, imo.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

You look like you enjoy Tarantino and Nolan, aside from Toy Story and Star Wars our lists are pretty close.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

WOW! Great Top 20! 12 out of your top 20 are also in my top 20! I look forward to seeing Casino Royale!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/6/2013 Reply  · 

HAve you heard of Tarantino's plans to make a third instalment to Inglourious Basterds and DJango Unchained called Killer Crow? It's about African American soldiers who get fucked over by their own military and go on an apache warpath. I have the feeling Christoph Waltz will be in it once more and garner another Academy Award.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/9/2013 Reply  · 

I reckon if he stars the right people and hits the perfect soundtrack it will be awesome. It's hard to say if it will surpass the greatness of Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained but it will be up there.

So far no Tarantino film has touched Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

Imagine if Tarantino had total control over True Romance.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/23/2013 Reply  · 

Man! Inception at No. 1! Its truly a great movie. I've seen it three times now and still cannot fully understand it. Such a pity it isn't higher on my Flickchart. I need to rewatch it soon....Quality top 10 yet again! Please do watch Casablanca, its one of the closest things to perfection in cinema :D

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/31/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah cuz, I didn't even notice haha lol.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/11/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late reply, but yeah Empire is now my number favourite film of all time. I truly think it deserves its place becuase of my love for Star Wars and for nostalgic purposes.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey JC13, Yeah....I got the chance to re-watch the Godfather Part II...My main reason to doing so was mainly because I love the original Godfather film. As you can see, its at #2 on my chart but during my first viewing, I wasn't satisfied with the film.

I think the main reason for that was due to the fact that legend Marlon Brando's performance in the original was jaw dropping and he is the Godfather that not even the young and amazing De Niro and Al Pacino could match up to it. When I first watched it, I was honestly rather bored whereas the first always kept me glued. I still love the characters in the original by a mile: Sonny, Clemenza, Luca Brazi, Brando's Vito, Carlo (the jerk!) and Sollozo.

My first reaction to Part II was it was good but not as great as people make it out to be. I watched Part I a few days ago and I love it too much! That movie is literally tied with the Fellowship of the Ring for my favorite film of all time! I saw Part II yesterday and I must say....its so much greater now that I clearly know Marlon Brando isn't in it. Without Brando, there seems to be a big missing gap. De Niro and Pacino come close to mending that and do an amazing job.

I'm glad you prefer Part II over Part I but I'm not sure I ever will. For me, Part I is so much more iconic and has more re-watchability. Its just me, I love the characters in it more and the story is better told (I guess) for my taste. Part II is amazing but Part I exceeds it for me. Here's a question I want to ask you actually. What do you think of Marlon Brando's portrayal of Vito Corleone and how do you think Robert de Niro measures up with Brando?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

WOW 7 times...By saying it has less re-watchability than the original for me, I'm not saying it sucks or isn't that great. Its amazing, Part II, but I'm a Part I guy. Funnily enough, the first time I saw the Godfather Part I was mid way last year and I hated it. I thought it was slow and stupid and I was an idiot...I re-watched it a few months into the year and I was blown away by it! Its funny because during my first viewing, The Godfather was at 150 (something similar to that) on my chart and then I re-watched it and it dropped into the top 5! Since then I've seen it twice more!

I'm guessing the next time I watch the Godfather Part II, I may like it even more than this time!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

Oh man! I'm with ya when you say Pacino gives one of the greatest performances ever! He's so intense in this film, more so than the first. To me, the first is more Brando's film and this is more Pacino's! When Kay tells Michael that the baby had to be killed off because she doesn't want another person to follow him into the family business, the look on Al Pacino's face is UNBELIEVABLE! That is literally one of the greatest stares I've ever seen! Its more than a stare! Unbelievable and intense acting! Legendary..To me, Al Pacino's best performances are probably The Godfather Part II and Scarface (from the films I've seen)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/15/2013 Reply  · 

Yet to see Part III actually..I've heard horrible things about it and I'm not sure whether I need to or not. Besides, I feel like Part I and Part II combined is more than enough, extremely satisfying. You seem to love Part III. What would you say about the film. I do hope to see it as soon as possible. Also, I'm just curious but are you willing to give Casablanca a go sometime in the future? Its an amazing film :)

Yeah, Al Pacino deserved an Oscar as did Marlon Brando and Robert de Niro. I felt that Robert du Vall as Tom and James Caan as Sonny were unbelievable as well!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/15/2013 Reply  · 

Man, I'm glad that you love Django Unchained so much! We're both on the same track for that one! Seen it thrice now and its blown me away every time. Right up there with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs and for me, easily surpasses the Kill Bill films!

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 4/15/2013 Reply  · 

Alright, second attempt. The comment system is pretty unreliable these days. Apparently it didn't post my comment. Poopy.

Yes, Raiders has passed Empire and is now my favorite movie...for now. I still love Empire, but I noticed some things after rewatching it. First of all, I think it starts out a little too slow. Second, I care more about the stuff with Darth Vader than the stuff with Luke and the gang. I cheer whenever a scene with the Empire starts, and I'm a little "aww" whenever they end. I love everything about Raiders. I love Indy, I love Marion, I love the Nazis, everything. I don't know, my #1 may change back to Empire in the future, but for now, Raiders is my favorite.

As for Kick-Ass 2, I'm excited for it. Cautiously excited, but excited nonetheless. Jeff Wadlow, the director, doesn't seem to have a good track record, seeing how his movies got mixed to slightly negative reviews. But I do like the previews so far. Besides, Matthew Vaughn, the director of the first Kick-Ass, helped to write the sequel's script and he's also producing it. And a lot of people who worked for Vaughn in the past are also involved, which tells me that they're all pretty confident about it. So yeah, there are some things I'm worried about (the director especially), but I'm looking forward to it.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/16/2013 Reply  · 

Oh yeah! Much like the Godfather, it was very low on my list. Something like 150. Glad it moved into my top 25! Had a blast the second time! Man, Christoph Waltz was so chilling in that film, he creeped me out! What a fantastic performance. I will definitely get around to Part III sometime as soon as possible. Yes, Sofia....I've heard stuff about her acting in the film. Did you know that she's currently making some film that is going to have Emma Watson. It was on Sofia's IMDb list.

Well, I'll watch it a fourth time and by the time I've done that, you'll have seen it five times! I love Tarantino! You can obviously tell that when 3 of his films are in my top 10! I now need to revisit Kill Bill and hope to see Jackie Brown sometime. Not having much hope for Jackie Brown however.

As for Casablanca, its an amazing film and I can guarantee that you'll at least like it a bit. It may not be your era, it certainly isn't mine but I love the film so damn much! :) It made a bit of a jump from 30 to 11!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/16/2013 Reply  · 

Since we both love Django so much, what are a few of your favorite scenes? Mine would most definitely be the "handshake", the Sheriff early on and the opening scene :) I was just curious what scenes you love the most

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

I don't think I've commented on Inception being at #1 on your list. If I haven't, I'm glad you have it at #1. I just re-watched the film today and has got me immediately ranking it up higher on my list! Never knew exactly how amazing Inception was, right behind The Dark Knight on my chart.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

Oh and btw, you love The Godfather and the Godfather Part II. What are a few of your favorite scenes from both? Just curious to see exactly what scenes you love in Part II

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

I love every scene in both films too but I just love Part I beyond explanation. Every scene you mentioned, I love!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

"Amazing" isn't the right word to describe them! Btw, what are your most anticipated films of this year? Mine would be Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel! And probably Thor and The Hobbit when trailers come out! Oh yeah, and also Wolverine xD

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/22/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm just fricking loving the Man of Steel and Star Trek trailers! Watch em a few times every morning b4 school! Yeah, The Hobbit will nevertheless be my most anticipated film of the last half of the year....Just wanna see a great teaser trailer for the Hobbit like we got in December 2011 with the first trailer! Hopefully, they don't decide to turn the series into 4 films ;)

Also, yeah, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is one I'm curious to see...Can't say I'm excited but yeah....Oh yeah, Monsters University...At first I was excited as hell, then realized it was a prequel...Then I was disappointed but the trailers have sorta pissed me off....Seems over the top like Hotel Transylvania when Pixar aren't usually what they are. Anyways, still definitely seeing it!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

I can see why your excited then for MU...Pixar has given me two disappointments which are regarded some of Pixar's best: Up and WALL.E- I've yet to see Cars and Cars 2 as well as a Bug's Life...I'm not too excited but will definitely watch, nevertheless!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

That's great then! I definitely do not expect much at all from Cars but have hopes that Up and WALL.E may please me upon re-watching them! Hopefully, I'll finish all Pixar films before MU comes out! Btw, my chart isn't very good...I find that a lot of the stuff need to definitely be re-arranged and I figure the best way to do so is to delete all rankings and re-start. Would that get rid of friends I have?

I think its better to restart and get them all in quickly before I get more films watched!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! Godfather Part II jumped up your list right? Did you also re-visit the original Godfather film?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I don't think I can imagine the Godfather in the 20s on my list! Yeah, I'm sure that the next time I see Part 2 it'll move higher on my list but I doubt it tops the original. For me, that is! Currently, re-watching Django Unchained again!!!

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JeffHammer

JeffHammer on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

I agree on Christmas Story, I don't dig it. Hey I see you comment a lot. I have a facebook group that discusses film, but I need more people interested in discussion.

I would like you to check it out if you're on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emporiumofentertainment/

Just so you know, I'm active here as well, I'm not just spamming or anything.

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Moviemanblah69

Moviemanblah69 on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

Wow fantastic top 10! Inception is just great, the dark knight and dark knight rises are epic and pulp fiction is fantastic. You have a great top 10!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_426_when-actors-get-confused-about-which-movie-theyre-in_p20/#21

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Moviemanblah69

Moviemanblah69 on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

It seems we do. I just want to comment that inception is a fantastic choice for your #1. I had to have a very hard think about wether inception was going to be my #1, but it just wasn't.

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Moviemanblah69

Moviemanblah69 on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

I will check out the godfather movies. I have only herd positive reviews about them so they have been im my list of movies to watch.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

I see that you've seen Iron Man 3 and you seem to really love it. Any further thoughts to give? Also, when do you get to see Star Trek?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/18/2013 Reply  · 

I haven't seen Iron Man yet. I did see Star Trek and I LOVED IT!!! Go watch it, I'm sure you'll love it :D

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

Everyone seems to love STAR TREK!!! What did you think of Benedict Cumberbatch and the villain? He was just badass and possibly the best Trek villain I've ever seen!!!!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

1) Cumberbatch definitely deserves an Oscar nomination but he definitely won't get one. I can hardly see them saying "And the Oscar for best supporting actor goes to Benedict Cumberbatch!" Yes, he is possibly the best villain along with Ricardo Montoya's Khan from Wrath of Khan
2) Yes, I did see Once upon A Time in the West and I just loved it! It's absolutely incredible, has some brilliant characters and an incredible musical score. Fantastic story and I just loved it!!!! WOw, 3 times!?!!!! I plan to re-watch The Good the bad and the Ugly which will definitely jump up on my list for sure!!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/24/2013 Reply  · 

Apart from The Dark Knight Rises and Return of the Jedi, our top 20 is so alike in the fact that all those other films in your top 20 are films I just happen to love! I've never really noticed it as much as I have now :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

Did Pulp Fiction just climb up a spot on your chart??? It definitely needs to :D Last night I saw Shawshank and planning to re-watch the Good the bad and the Ugly and then Pulp Fiction once more!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

1) Pulp Fiction is LEGENDARY!
2) I must re-watch The Good, the bad and the Ugly THIS WEEKEND and I know It'll move into my top 20. I JUST KNOW IT!!
3) I've seen Fight Club before. I just removed it from my chart and started again simply because the statistics for it don't seem good. I just decided to re-add it!
4) Shawshank is unbelievable but yes, it is far from the greatest film ever made

I have a question for you: What films would you call the greatest of all time?
= I'd say The Godfather Part I, Empire Strikes Back, Pulp Fiction and Casablanca!

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shane24

shane24 on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

I agree, we do like the same movies. If you ever want to come and talk to me about movies, feel free to do so. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, what happened with Goodfellas? Did you end up liking it more than The Godfather part 3?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

Do you still enjoy Godfather 3? I still think It's pretty good.

What you got planned to watch?

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TC2012

TC2012 on 6/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, nice top 20! I see you tend to prefer the sequels over the originals, I'm kind of the same way.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/16/2013 Reply  · 

I'm pleased that you liked Man of Steel! I myself can't wait to see it, what would you say about it? I heard that the action in the last half hour was getting repetitive and the story was lacking. Is that what you think?

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lrush31

lrush31 on 6/16/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the comment. Thought I'd pay it back. Personally, I could never like any of the Godfathers. Maybe I just missed something, who knows. Regardless, great list here.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 6/16/2013 Reply  · 

Yay, we've both got 3 Chris Nolan films in our top 10, TDK being the common entry. I know you feel The Prestige isn't very rewatchable but I'd request you to give it another try. I was floored by Nolan's use of old school storytelling techniques like flashbacks, voice-overs, foreshadowing, and application of the story's duality theme even to scene construction -- like how Borden reads Angier's diary in the prison and then immediately you see a flashback shot of Angier reading Borden's diary in the hotel! It's Nolan's best work, along with Memento (my opinion, of course). Do give it another try. It's a film that absolutely deserves multiple attempts :)

P.S.- Inception is is probably Nolan's most ambitious film but the complexity of the characters in TDK, Memento and The Prestige intrigues me more :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/16/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the info! I'm still very excited for the film however, I have far lower expectations now than before. I just wanna see the film already...sucks to be an Australian in this case :(

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man,

I saw a comment that said you watched Batman and LOTR in the past week. I just started another LOTR viewing (Fellowship still stands at #1) and I seem to notice that TTT and ROTK moved up a few places on your chart. Am I right? Also, I didn't remember Kill Bill Vol 2 being there before. Did that just climb up as well?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

And did ROTK move up past ROTJ?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

Am I right in saying that Inglorious Basterds used to be in your top 10 but now is at 20? Anyways, I did see Temple of Doom and I only realized how much I love that damn film ;)

I'm gonna re-watch the LOTR trilogy, Batman Begins, TDK, Star Wars and possibly Kill Bill 1 and 2 before MoS.

The thing with my top 10 is that it changea too often. I saw Raiders last night and from 13, it has moved up to 5 and thus Django drops out. I'm gonna re-watch Last Crusade and I'm pretty sure It'll be in my top 10.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

I saw Iron Man 3 and was hugely disappointed. The twist didn;t work for me and nothing worked since. I just found it hard to get into Watchmen. IMO, a bit too long and too slow. I need to re-visit NCFOM later. I loved the first act, second act dropped the quality of the film and the 3rd act was weak

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/18/2013 Reply  · 

At leas your top 20 changes once in a while, mine changes almost every week! It's just as soon as I re-watch a film (for eg: Raiders) it just climbs up on my list! Same with The Lion King, The Good the bad and the Ugly, Temple of Doom and so on!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/18/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, but c'mon don't tell me your chart changes more than mine! If someone were to go on my chart and look at my top 30 and come back a few months later, they would almost be unable to recognize it! It's the crazy. I had the Lion King at #5 a few days ago and within a week or two, I'm certain that it will go away from my top 10!!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

My current top 4:
1) Fellowship of the Ring
2) Empire Strikes Back
3) The Godfather
4) Pulp Fiction

A few months ago:
1) Fellowship of the Ring
2) Return of the King
3) The Two Towers
4) Terminator 2

That, is why Flickchart was made!! :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, Zampa has posted it on Flickchart's Empire Strikes Back page. He felt it neccessary that everyone got a chance to make their own custom chart seeing that. It's interesting. Would you say Empire deserves to be higher than Pulp Fiction? I'd say, maybe like one spot ahead. It's such a tough one to decide between

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/22/2013 Reply  · 

I get it! Both films are completely badass in their own rights and nearly flawless. Pulp Fiction and Empire get better and better the more I watch them so maybe one day my opinion could change!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/22/2013 Reply  · 

Congratz JC13! You are know the leading commenter on Flickchart! I only just saw that so I don't know how long you've been #1!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/22/2013 Reply  · 

Hahaha thanks man! I hope to get to 3000 comments in the future, by which time you would've doubled me!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/23/2013 Reply  · 

I hope I'm right in saying that The Hobbit moved up a lot on your list. It did, right? As for The Departed, I'm glad its up high on your list and I really need to watch it properly.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/23/2013 Reply  · 

I've seen The Hobbit 3 times in total. Twice in cinemas and once when a Blu ray came out. I really enjoy it, I'll probably re-watch it over the holidays after I view each LOTR film :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, I sure did watch those two Snyder films :) Btw, love the Pixar discussions. Over the holidays, I plan to watch all the Pixars again before I see Monsters University :)

DAWN OF THE DEAD
-I'll start with the film I was less interested in and that is Snyder's debut film. I thought most of the film was solid, had some great suspense and some great action like moments. It had fairly good characters and definitely a great story but the film just seemed to be 20 minutes too long at the end for me. I did love how the zombies were incredibly fast and not slow and boring. It added fantastic suspense, had a great visual style like all Snyder films but the film felt too long by the end of it. I am very glad that you loved it, I thought it was just below average by the end of the film

MAN OF "FRICKING" STEEL :D
-You have no idea how much insane hype I built up for this film. I watched every trailer, every TV advertisement, every featurette and all the leaked clips infinite times before seeing the film. I had that much trust that this film would own. The first three trailers were just incredibly, emotional and seemed to greatly explore Kal-El. After seeing the film, there definitely was enough of Kal-El's backstory and life on Smallville for me to connect.

I liked most of the performances (though I wasn't thrilled by anyone like i should've been), the effects were extraordinary, action sequences were ones i'd never seen before, the musical score was average (I just love John Williams' classic too much and how well it fits the tone of the film, I felt this one overpowered the film at times. Maybe on repeat viewings this may change) and the story was very fascinating but I was caught off guard at the different direction the film took with the whole "War machine" I was aware of the plot regarding the Codex but the terraforming concept caught me off guard. I did get used to it and I'm excited how my view of the film would be when I re-watch it soon.

I did really enjoy the non-linear style taken to tell the flashbacks. I loved how present day events take him back to his past, where each scene has an emotional impact as well as a significance to what is happening around him at the present time. It was brilliant imo :)

The week before MoS came out for Australia, I re-watched Richard Donner's Superman and Superman II and both have cracked spots in my top 50. I loved them and I was certain how this film would be nowhere near as brilliant as the other two so I simply didn't bother comparing the two. However, I wish there was more humor in the film (like Nolan's Batman films). I expected more from Russel Crowe as Jor-El but I guess I am to blame seeing as how i watched and fell in love with Brando's performance

WOW!!! Good luck reading that JC13!! :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

I'm very glad that you loved Dawn of the Dead. I don't really care for Snyder as a director and I hope that he doesn't direct Man of Steel 2, which has a lot of potential btw! I'm also gonna go through the Pixar marathon

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SLionsCricket on 6/29/2013 Reply  · 

SLionsCricket is a username I came up with a few years ago. I use it for a few accounts, especially for Youtube. My parents were born in Sri Lanka though I was born in Australia. Cricket is my favorite sport and I have always supported Sri Lanka. 'SL' means Sri Lanka, 'Lions' is basically a symbol on the Sri Lankan flag representing bravery in battle and 'Cricket' is well...cricket! :) I hope that helped you :)

9 down, 5 to go!!! Good luck man, I'm starting Toy Story tonight...Bug's Life tomorrow and so on :) Can't wait to get to TS 2. :)

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SLionsCricket on 6/30/2013 Reply  · 

I'm turning 16 years old in a few weeks :) Currently in year 10? How about you man? I suppose your in your 20s seeing as how your well educated in films. I mean, your entire top 50 is filled with great film after great film.

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SLionsCricket on 6/30/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! Happy birthday for two weeks ago! Yeah man, it looks like us and Connerwood1998 are some of the youngsters on Flickchart! I don't know if you'd like answering this question but where were you born? I was born in Australia and have lived here ever since :)

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SLionsCricket on 6/30/2013 Reply  · 

Well thank you JC13! :) Since we share similar tastes in films, I think I should try to watch some of your favorite films :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

Well, my Pixar marathon is going fine, I guess! I watched Toy Story, A Bug's Life and currently half way through Monsters Inc. I decided to watch the film in order but yeah, Toy Story trilogy is the best! :) Have fun with the Pixar gold!!

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SLionsCricket on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

Maybe a few of my comments and my ranking hasn't quite given the film justice. I enjoyed the film quite a bit but at the same time I don't really have an urge to re-visit it like the Toy Story films, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo or the Incredibles. It's good entertainment but feels like a one time watch for me.

Wow! This holiday should be good for me. A Pixar marathon, a Middle Earth marathon (all LOTR films + Hobbit) and a Tarantino marathon! Have you thought of having a Tarantino marathon? I'm probably gonna watch Reservoir Dogs today.

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SLionsCricket on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

Interesting, I've just finished watching Monsters Inc and The Two Towers. Tonight will probably be Reservoir Dogs seeing as how I watched True Romance. I believe if Tarantino had the directing seat in that, the film would be much better than what it is. I still enjoyed the film a lot but can you imagine Tarantino directing it?

I need to watch the Batman films (and I mean the 80s and 90s ones as well!) How's your Pixar marathon going? I'll probably also start a Disney marathon (I'll probably watch Bambi, Dumbo etc for the first time) and maybe re-visit Aladdin.

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SLionsCricket on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

I remember watching Mulan back at school in year 7 and I thought it was pretty interesting however not sure why most didn't like it.

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SLionsCricket on 7/4/2013 Reply  · 

For some reason Mulan is placed very low on my list. I guess I'll leave it where it is until I re-visit it.Glad your Pixar marathon is doing great. I've seen TS 2 again and I loved it just as much as before. Toy Story dropped a few places. Can't wait to see Finding Nemo, Incredibles and TS 3!!!

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SLionsCricket on 7/4/2013 Reply  · 

Hey JC13, is there anything wrong with Flickchart for you. If you go to "Rank movies" and select the tab "Your movies", can you from there select a top 20, 50, 100, 250 filter?

I can't at all....been happening for most of today :O

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TC2012 on 7/4/2013 Reply  · 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz_J4IaQMc8Type your comment here...

Thought I'd share this with a few people. Probably my favorite of all time in any movie.

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SLionsCricket on 7/4/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, the glitch is kinda frustrating! Also, I bet by now everyone has noticed that on a movie page, they've removed the section where it shows "friends who ranked highest/lowest" Wish they could get that back!

Wow! 24 movies in our top 40! That's insane :D I'm gonna be re-watching The Godfather Part II, so it might become 25!! I'm glad Toy Story moved up on yours quite a bit, I just can't get it to move that much higher. I feel its the weakest of the three and there are a few Pixar films I enjoy over it. Still love the film.

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SLionsCricket on 7/5/2013 Reply  · 

First of all, thanks for constantly visiting my page! I need to get onto your page more often JC13! Hope you've had fun with your Pixar marathon and have fun with the upcoming Disney marathon. My Disney marathon consists of over 10 films and it'll take much of the next school term for me to finish them. :)

As for Jackie Brown, its part of the Tarantino marathon and I decided that since JB isn't one of QT's most well known films, I didn't want to be let down by it after watching RD and Pulp Fiction. So, I decided to alter my marathon a bit. Start with JB, watch RD and then Pulp Fiction and move onto the Kill Bill films.

I really enjoyed the majority of Jackie Brown. The first half of the film was better than the second half of the film in the fact that the dialogue felt more Tarantino-ish. Whilst I enjoyed the film as a whole quite a lot, I will admit the pacing felt a bit inconsistent in the second half. I thought the idea to adapt a novel wasn't really Tarantino's style and so, this will be an affecting factor but i enjoyed the story and the characters, even if they can't hold a candle against those in Pulp Fiction, RD, Inglourious Basterds and Django.

I thought De Niro was underused throughout the film but he had some time to shine in the second half. I just wish the film ended in more of a Tarantino style but then again, that could be a huge departure from the book. I thought the dialogue wasn't as entertaining as other QT films and that was my big issue. Still entertaining dialogue but just not as entertaining as other work by him.

I'd give it an 8/10. What do you think of Jackie Brown? I'm really curious "I'm just curious as to what make you so curious!"

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SLionsCricket on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

Not yet man. I need to watch Death Proof. In fact, I might watch it tomorrow and get it out of the way so that the rest of the films in my Tarantino marathon are those that I want to watch! In that way, I also don't have any sort of expectation. In fact, I've heard that it's kinda poor. Idk, I'll check it out as soon as I can though

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SLionsCricket on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

I will probably give Jackie Brown another go at the end of the year when I probably have another Tarantino marathon. As for now, I'm happy where it is. I will get around to watching Death Proof over the next week and I will definitely tell you how I feel about it. My expectations for that film are very low.

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SLionsCricket on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

I'm curious man, how many times have you seen Man of Steel? I re-watched it last night and I definitely enjoyed it a whole lot more than my first viewing. I suggest you check it out sometime again, possibly at cinemas or when the Blu-ray comes out

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SLionsCricket on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! I'm happy to see that Once Upon a time in the West has moved a ton of places on your chart! I loved that film. Can't wait to re-visit. It seems that so did Shawshank Redemption. Did you re-watch it?

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SLionsCricket on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you loved Shawshank and Once Upon a Time in the West. I love both as well. In fact, GBU and OUATITW are very close on your list. That's great. Two best Westerns? :D

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SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Django Unchained is also one of the great Westerns though it feels more like a Southern (if that makes any sense at all!) Here's a question I'd really like to ask you. Look at your top 10 films and what would be your favorite performance from each film (For The Dark Knight, don't say Heath Ledger!)

Mine would be

1) FOTR- Ian McKellen
2) Empire Strikes Back- (I would like to say James Earl Jones as Vader) or Harrison Ford
3) The Godfather- Marlon Brando
4) Pulp Fiction- Samuel L Jackson
5) Raiders- Harrison Ford
6) The Two Towers- Andy Serkis
7) The Lion King- James Earl Jones as Mufasa
8) The Dark Knight- Michael Caine
9) The Shawshank Redemption- Morgan Freeman
10) Die Hard- Alan Rickman

:D I could probably also go into my top 20!!!

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SLionsCricket on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

Agree with all those except my favorite performance from The Godfather Part II is now Robert de Niro (I re-watched it yesterday) and The Godfather would be Brando for me!

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SLionsCricket on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

Amazing how I finished Part II yesterday and you 20 minutes ago! I'm pretty sure it'll cement a higher place than it ever has before. I just loved the De Niro stuff. It was more interesting to me than the Michael Corleone stuff but both just collided to form a brilliant film!

I re-watched FoTR and TTT. Yet to re-watch ROTK so I can't be certain which I prefer!! Glad to see The Godfather in your top 10!!! Now I see that choosing between 1 and 2 is a bit more difficult for you!

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julinona on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, you do love Once Upon A Time In The West very much don't you? I have a question: Did you love it only with the first viewing, or you started to love it with repeated viewings? I saw it a couple of months ago and while it had amazing cinematography and an amazing score by the great Ennio Morricone, I felt the film was a bit overlong at times. I should definitely rewatch it though. I loved the character of Cheyenne.

Also I see Inglourious Basterds moving from your top 10, out of your top 20. Any particular reason for that?

Also what did you think of Unbreakable? I personally love it and I think it is the best film of M. Night Shyamalamadingdong.

What made you love the Godfather Part II more than Part I? I would say DeNiro. I love both films equally. If I would choose Part I, I would say that I prefer it because of Marlon Brando. They are 2 masterpieces of cinema.

Inception at #1 is fu*king-A. That movie just gets better with repeated viewings, no matter how many times I see it and I have seen it 6 times. TGTBATU and Se7en are awesome.

Ho many times have you seen Pulp Fiction? The first time I saw it I was blown away, but the second viewing was just meh, I didn't laugh with any of the jokes. I do plan on rewatching it soon though. Great list overall buddy. Very nostalgia-driven from what I see.:D

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julinona on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

If you would allow a recommendation, from what I can see from your ''List of Shame'', I would recommend Citizen Kane. Just don't go in it expecting the greatest film of all time. Any movie is bound to disappoint if you have those expectations. Is there any film you would recommend to me?

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SLionsCricket on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

Ha ha! Both are incredible films and some of the best but I still think the original is a tad better! I honestly thought Part II would crush into my top 5! I noticed Toy Story being in your top 10 a few days ago but it disappeared! That's what can happen with Flickchart. Reservoir Dogs has now topped SW and the Return of the King on my list. Pulp Fiction can be for tonight :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

As for Monsters University, I decided to watch it as soon as I could and I ended up surprisingly enjoying it though I felt the comedic element that Pixar used to knock out of the park was lacking. I hardly laughed though somehow, I felt the relationship between Mike and Sully was done brilliantly in the film and being a huge MU fan, I was able to forgive the lack of comedy. I enjoyed it!

As for Death Proof, I knew that I wouldn't enjoy it that much based on what I'd heard but boy, I didn't think I would dislike the film that much. I just thought the dialogue was awful. It saddens my heart to think that one of Tarantino's scripts couldn't keep me entertained for 2 hours. That aside, I hated every character except Kurt Russel's. I thought the premise was interesting but I felt it was executed so poorly. Hear me out because i know you love the film and I'm really glad :) I'm serious, I'm glad you loved it!

This is how the film should've been structured imo. The story is split into 2 acts, rather than three. The first act follows a bunch of girls (whose names I've forgotten so I'll call them Group A) and the second half follows Zoe Bell and her friends. I'll refer to them as group B!

***How the story should've flowed in my opinion****

The first half of the film felt simply too long. The story should've focused on Group B for the first 20-30 minutes where they are dispatched by Stuntman Mike. It should've then followed Group A, who are hanging around in that cafe (or whatever it was!) where they meet Stuntman Mike. Why? Because, they have a fricking conversation with Stuntman Mike who quickly dispatches them. This should've been the climax of the film. These characters should've been kept into the last half of the film so that they have some sort of connection to Mike. That was how I felt the film should've concluded. Just my view ;)

I also felt that all the girls were the biggest morons. There was nothing remotely interesting about any of them and the dialogue they shared was awful, imo. In other QT films, the characters when sharing dialogue seem like they could naturally laugh at the brilliant dialogue but every scene, the girls seem like they have to try and laugh. I hope you get what I mean but the film simply didn't appeal to me. The only thing that I could enjoy and the only reason the film isn't lower on my list is because of those fun chases. :)

Again, I'm sorry if what I said may have put you off but I'm truly glad you liked it! I really am :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

Buddy, I appreciate you respecting that! I mean, if I say something like I didn't enjoy IM3, people could go apesh*t!! There are quite a few people who enjoy Death Proof for what it is. I personally think its one of the dumbest films. It seriously could be placed at arond 280-290 but seeing how the chase sequences kept me thoroughly entertained, props to that!

As for Kill Bill, I'm definitely gonna be re-watching them! I'm probably gonna watch Pulp Fiction tonight, The Incredibles tomorrow, Cars the day after and as soon as school starts, finish up my Tarantino marathon. Life is gonna be good, seeing as how I have Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds (which I'm surprised at how much it dropped on your list) as well as Django Unchained. :)

How did your Pixar marathon end? I'm planning to have a Batman marathon after my Pixar and Tarantino ones are finished. Also gonna be doing a Disney marathon sometime, like you. :)

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julinona on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

I have seen all those movies, and even more than once.
Batman Begins - it would be in my 90-s if I ranked it.
Terminator - in my 90-s.
Princess Bride - I have seen it countless times (probably more than 10 times) and it is very nostalgic to me, I just haven't seen it in a long time.
Toy Story - I need to rewatch it. I remember seeing it all the time as a kid.
My Flickchart is very flawed.
You are a fan of Death Proof? Hi-Five. That movie is so entertaining. I also think the dialogue is very good. Kurt Russell is awesome.

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julinona on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

I will make sure to rewatch Once Upon A Time In The West.

I agree, Inglourious Basterds is not a movie that gets better with repeated viewings.

The Sixth Sense was spoiled for me so I didn't like it very much. It probablyy needs a rewatch.

I need to rewatch Pulp Fiction as soon as possible. I really hope I love it this time around. But Tarantino's films are not very re-watchable in my opinion so I will keep my expectations low.

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SLionsCricket on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

I re-watched Reservoir Dogs last night, The Incredibles today and both have truly moved quite a lot of places. RD moved from 30 to 13 and The Incredibles moved from 125 (I know, wtf right!?) to somewhere in the 30s. Now, its time for Pulp Fiction :D

About assholes and their opinions, it is often incredibly frustrating! I'm glad Toy Story is your favorite. Out of all the Pixar's I've seen so far, it is the weakest one apart from A Bug's Life to me. I just loved TS 2 more for the greater role that Ham, PotatoHead and Rex play. Those three never fail to crack me up and their larger role was awesome! It's like Marcus Brody in Indiana Jones 3! As for The Incredibles, I absolutely loved it on this viewing as well! The third act of the film is so brilliant and all the characters are interesting. :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

Hey JC13, I was wondering and I'm not too sure how much you follow this but what are your favorite movie soundtracks ever?

For me, I'd say:
1) Superman by John Williams
2) The Good the bad and the Ugly- Ennio Morricone
3) Indiana Jones (especially the Temple of Doom theme)- John Williams
4) All the Lord of the Rings soundtracks- Howard Shore
5) Star Wars- John Williams

Again, I'm not sure how much you think about this but what are some of your favorite movie scenes ever? I'd copy you mine later!

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SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

I see that Django Unchained has moved back into your top 10! That's great :D I'll probably be watching Kill Bill 1 and 2 this week, so I'm expecting them to move quite a few places. Django Unchained has a great chance of coming back into my top 10. :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

What a co-incidence! I love listening to movie scores! The LoTR, SW, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T and Superman as well as GBU are my favorite scores...like EVER! I truly recommend you to watch the original 1978 Superman film, knowing that the effects are dated. You could really enjoy it a lot. The performances by Reeve and Brando are incredible, I suggest you to NOT listen to the Superman score before watching the film! I personally think its John Williams' best ever!

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PiccoloKing on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

Well, so you finally added 2001 and looks like you hated it just as much as I did. What are your thoughts on the soundtrack? That was THE MOST off-putting aspect of the film, for me.

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SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

I see buddy, you like me, didn't like 2001. I know the reason, it was too slow right? How entertaining were the opening 3 minutes of black? :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

I hope you muster the time to watch Casablanca. I'm positive you'll like it more than 2001!

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SLionsCricket on 7/12/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, HAL was kinda cool but by then, I couldn't care less about the story or the characters. It just didn't feel developed. I hope Casablanca pops up on your list soon. Guaranteed that you'd like it more than 2001: A Space Disaster :D

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SLionsCricket on 7/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm absolutely glad you liked Casablanca! It's an incredible film. I would definitely recommend Rear Window. It's slow at first but I felt the first half hour does a brilliant job of setting up the atmosphere. Truly a legendary Hitchcock film!

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SLionsCricket on 7/12/2013 Reply  · 

I too will watch a film you recommend. I'm truly surprised that you watched Casablanca this soon! Did you download it or had you previously bought it?

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SLionsCricket on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

Believe it or not man, I've been wanting to watch Heat for a long time! It's all downloaded and ready to go! I haven't really planned on watching Once Upon a Time in America because I'm more interested in Leone's Westerns. I see that you weren't that pleased with Duck, you Sucker! I might give it a go soon!

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SLionsCricket on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

I went on Swarm TV but it seems you have to pay to watch. I use a website called YIFY-torrents.com which I HIGHLY recommend. They upload 720p, 1080p and 3D to the smallest sizes. Fantastic quality. They have a ton of films, please check it out!

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shane24 on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

What have you got planned to watch soon?

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SLionsCricket on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

In that case, I'm glad you liked Duck you Sucker! I will definitely watch that sometime. I guess I should watch Once Upon a Time in America but I love Leone's Westerns that I wish he did more of them!

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SLionsCricket on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, you've never seen The Matrix before til now? I'm glad you liked it as well :)

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shane24 on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

Very good choice. 12 Angry Men is very high on my list. I'm halfway through getting The Best Days of Our Lives off my list of shame. It'll have to wait until morning because it's getting very late(or early, depending how you look at it). I can tell you that so far it's a pretty impressive film.

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SLionsCricket on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

I agree, such a pity that he didn't live to make more films. I mean, GBU and Once upon a time in the West are phenomenal films. I'm planning to re-watch the Dollars trilogy and Once upon a time in the West very soon. Then I'll get around to Once upon a time in America :)

Btw JC13, have you heard of Letterboxd? If you haven't, I highly advise you to make an account! It's a great site that various Flickcharters use, including myself, shane24, MysticSpoon and gaveecho!

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SLionsCricket on 7/16/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! Pulp Fiction is now your favorite film! What the hell happened to Inception man!? Just kidding!! Seriously though, what happened? I'm surprised how it could fall from 1 to 10.

JC13, you are on a roll my friend!! I'm glad you loved 12 Angry Men, a truly incredible film. :)

I would truly recommend Rear Window to be your first Hitchcock film.. It's amazing as well :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

Ha ha! No worries man! I can't fully recommend North by Northwest coz I found it overlong and a little bland compared to Rear Window and Psycho...One more recommendation from Hitchcock films, Notorious! It's an incredible film. Such amazing tension and a great romance story as well!

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SLionsCricket on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

Oh and btw, I did re-visit Kill Bill Vol 1 as part of my Tarantino marathon. :) I absolutely loved it :) I'm interested to see where Vol 2 might fall on my list seeing how its in the 120s!

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SLionsCricket on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

I am very, very impressed with your sudden love for Hitchcock films!! I'll probably be watching Rebecca this weekend and hopefully Dial M for Murder the same weekend! Notorious is amazing and I agree, Vol 1 is such a stylistic Tarantino film. Boy, its a ton of fun :)

You know what, most people around our age don't necessarily think of old movies as good ones. I know that no one in my class watches movies that are even from the 70s or 80s. It's ridiculous. Just because its an old film, they immediately judge it as crap!

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SLionsCricket on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

I actually can't stand people when they old films are "shit" Someone not getting into them is different but calling them crap is another. Me and you are two of the only people around this age that truly love classics! :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

The Lion King is awesome! Period! I'm glad you loved it :) Unfortunately, on my latest viewing Jurassic Park dropped a ton of places...from the 30s into the 70s :(

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SLionsCricket on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! You're a crazy guy, JC13 ;) I'll be checking Rope after Rebecca and Dial M for Murder. Rebecca is what I'll watch this Saturday and Dial M possibly on Sunday :) For me, the two I listed sound so intriguing! How awesome was the ending to Notorious and Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant were fantastic!

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SLionsCricket on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

69% is a lower rating that what i expected from you when you said you loved it but you do love a lot of those films so yeah, its still a great place :)

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TC2012 on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

Nice comment on Se7en vs Jurassic Park! "John Doe is scarier than a T-Rex." Ha I would have to agree.

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SLionsCricket on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

As part of my Tarantino marathon, I finished the Kill Bill dulogy and boy!!!! :) Such awesomeness packed into 2 films :D

I'm glad you loved Rope. It'll be my next Hitchcock film after Dial M for Murder. Btw, I just finished watching Rebecca which was absolutely amazing! It's already in my top 40!! I highly recommend you watch it.

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SLionsCricket on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! The Godfather is higher up your list that Part II? I didn't think I'd see the day that you'd enjoy Part I more than Part II. Surprised that Inception is out of your top 10!

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SLionsCricket on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! I didn't think you'd love North by Northwest as much. I will definitely re-visit it as soon as I watch Dial M for Murder (which may very well be tonight)!

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SLionsCricket on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

Absolutely loved Rebecca, Dial M and now Strangers on a Train. Phenomenal work by Hitchcock. Suggest you check em out ASAP. I was gonna check out Rope but the idea of filming a movie without any pauses disturbs me. Besides, I've heard the performances aren't that great because its non stop filming if that make any sense.

My next Hitchcock films will probably be The Birds and Suspicion. :)

Oh and btw, no worries man :) I'm glad I got you into watching Hitchcock films!

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SLionsCricket on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

Definitely strange how we both seemed to have watched it around the same time! My next Hitchcock film will actually be Shadow of a Doubt. I'm working through Flickchart's top Hitchcock films. I loved Strangers on a Train and I'm glad you did. I'd recommend you watch Rebeeca before Dial M for Murder

I'll be happy to recommend more films to you :)

As for Rope, I'll still check it out but it'll be delayed! The source that said the acting was rather weak was Siskel and Ebert. Found a copy on Youtube.

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MysticSpoon on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

I've seen it, and while the trailer is good, I'm still not very confident about the film. Don't get me wrong, I'm still excited, but it seems like this film makes Dave more like a geek / dork. I dunno, but his "HELL YEEAAH" and his dialogue in the opening scene in the latest trailer feel out of place for his character. I dunno, I still really want to see it, but it was something that got me worried.

And nope, I still haven't seen The Godfather Part 2, but I do plan to watch it soon. I want to watch a bunch of "classics" including The Godfather Part 2, and I want to make Lawrence of Arabia my 500th film as a sort of "finale" to that "classics" marathon. I'm still not very sure what movies I want to include in the marathon, though. Definitely The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, probably Blade Runner and Rocky, possibly Dr. Strangelove and Halloween. Do you have any suggestions? Preferably films made before 1990.

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SLionsCricket on 7/23/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you enjoy Rebecca. As for Man of Steel, I'm very excited to see a World's Finest type film but at the same time, kinda worried. It would take hards work to make these two characters fit in the same universe if you know what I mean..

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SLionsCricket on 7/23/2013 Reply  · 

When it comes to Rebecca, I LOVED every part of the film equally...

No matter what the end result is, MoS 2 will be very interesting!

If you haven't already seen it, I'd highly recommend you watch On the Waterfront. It's an amazing film and one of Brando's top 3 performances.

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SLionsCricket on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm glad you really loved On the Waterfront! How good were Lee J Cobb, Eva Marie, Karl Malden and most of all, Marlon Brando!? I mean, of all of Brando's films and him being the greatest actor of all time, this ranks in his top 3 imo!

I would recommend you watch The Third Man, Double Indemnity and City Lights all of which are some of the greatest films ever and all of which I love...

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SLionsCricket on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Before I talk about Dial M, did you know that Eva Marie's first role was in On the Waterfront and she took home an Oscar?! Mindblowing!!!

Glad to see you liking a lot of Hitchcock's films. For me, Dial M, Rebecca and Strangers on a Train have gotten better everyday after I've seen it. Dial M for Murder (awesome title btw!) was released the same year as Rear Window and I kinda view it the opposite as Rear Window. Rear Window has our protagonist and also we, an audience, solve this murder mystery from the eyes of the protagonist.

Dial M has us go through with the antagonist as he plans the murder and we already know the mystery. They do have a similar storyline and both seem identical opposites (if that makes any sense!) Both films also had Grace Kelly, who was absolutely phenomenal in both.

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SLionsCricket on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Wow!!! I absolutely cannot believe that it was Pacino's 3rd film!!! To compete with James Caan, Robert DuVall and the legendary Brando is just...WOW!!

Completely awesome fact man, thanks for sharing :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/25/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you loved Vertigo. The problem with Vertigo for me was I watched so many Hitchcock films before and loved each of them that I wasn't expecting to hate "Hitchcock's so called best" and so, I had real high expectations. Though good, I felt it somewhat boring and didn't appeal as much as other Hitchcock films

I'm going to watch Rope, Shadow of a Doubt and possibly Suspicion then re-visit Hitchcock films I've seen a while back!

Glad you liked Vertigo. The one Hitchcock film I found completely dull is one I will give another go. That is Spellbound starring Gregory Peck and the brilliant Ingrid Bergman. I challenge you to watch it man!!! I dare you, I double dare you!! :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/25/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry JC13, I did not see your comment earlier! Woops! I probably won't be able to number my favorite actors but I can say that Marlon Brando is my favorite. De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and a few others such as Cary Grant are definitely up there on my list.

Yes, I do need to watch more Scorsese films. I need to re-visit Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and definitely need to watch "The Departed" and some other of his films. He sure is a brilliant film maker!

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SLionsCricket on 7/25/2013 Reply  · 

I'd like to ask you the same man, who are your favorite actors?

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SLionsCricket on 7/26/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late reply, JC13. My internet everywhere has been rejecting me from opening anyone else's Flickchart page! Strange huh!?

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I am definitely going to check it out when I can. Maybe, I'll have more of a Hitchcock marathon kinda thing during the next holidays in about 2 months!

In regards to favorite actors, I would definitely add in Samuel L Jackson but also another choice you haven't mentioned and one that most do not, that is Sir Christopher Lee. He is the perfect casting of Saruman but he is also the ONLY actor in the prequel SW trilogy that doesn't look like sh*t to me! I haven't seen his other films but his work in LoTR and SW feels enough to call him a favorite of mine. Such a pity that he's been in over 200 films yet has NEVER been even nominated for an Oscar.

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SLionsCricket on 7/27/2013 Reply  · 

LOLOL! We've both seen Shadow of a Doubt at roughly the same time! That also happened with Strangers on a Train! Thanks for the birthday compliment man, really appreciate it :)

I actually do know all the stuff with Chris Lee and Tolkien. I wasn't actually certain if they were friends though Chris Lee is the only one who met Tolkien in the LoTR cast and he reads the entire trilogy every year. Part of why Jackson included him was because he was so knowledgable on LoTR

I personally think Chris Lee could play Gandalf though McKellen is more fit for the role. Did you know that Christopher Lee was actually 80 years old during LoTR and 90 for The Hobbit!!? Guy's awesome :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Lee sure is BEAST! He was 80 in the shit Star Wars films and was actually doing lightsaber fights! WOW! Eli Wallach is just as badass!!!! Yeah, currently 97 years old. He acted last in 2010! WOW!!! :)

You know Joan Fontaine from Rebecca? The unnamed character she plays. Fontaine is alive and 96 years old! Incredible how long they live!

Seems like you enjoyed The Wolverine quite a lot!

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SLionsCricket on 7/29/2013 Reply  · 

I'll definitely be checking out Wolverine when I can but I need to find sometime to actually watch all the X-Men films before. Currently, I'm finishing off my Pixar and Tarantino marathons then gonna have a Bond marathon...or at least, I'll try to watch as many as I can!

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SLionsCricket on 7/29/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, how strange that you watched Dr No last night! It is somewhere in the 80s on my chart now. I loved it! Wow, you've seen every Bond film!??? WOW! :)

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SLionsCricket on 7/31/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you've decided to re-visit every Bond film! Which one are you up to now? I'm on From Russia with Love...halfway through :D

I'll tell you how I feel about the film after I've seen it :)

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MysticSpoon on 7/31/2013 Reply  · 

Ha, yeah, I'm STOKED. Luckily Shia LaUseless isn't coming back, but Michael Bay is back and so is the idiot who wrote the second and third Transformers films. I will see it just for shits and giggles, because watching and talking shit about these truly horrendous films is actually kind of satisfying in a weird way, I guess? I think they all suck, but analyzing them and tearing them apart is fun.

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SLionsCricket on 8/1/2013 Reply  · 

I'm happy for you and your 007 marathon! :) I finished From Russia with Love yesterday which I thought was great but I just felt that at times, it was lacking especially in comparison to the awesome Dr. No.

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SLionsCricket on 8/3/2013 Reply  · 

I'm gonna be watching Goldfinger ASAP! Fear not, it'll be one of the next films on my Flickchart and sorry for the late reply, haven't been on Flickchart as of very recent! Being on Letterbox quite a bit though which I recommend you to try!

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SLionsCricket on 8/6/2013 Reply  · 

Sad to hear that Letterboxd doesn't work well on your iPod. If you use your PC often, then I recommend you give Letterboxd a go!

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SLionsCricket on 8/7/2013 Reply  · 

I just finished watching Goldfinger and I'm very pleased. As of now, I think its my favorite Bond film and that last 20 minutes is what just puts it above Dr. No for me!

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SLionsCricket on 8/9/2013 Reply  · 

I'll probably be watching Thunderball today. What Bond film are you up to?

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SLionsCricket on 8/11/2013 Reply  · 

Holy crap, 18 films in :O What are you, on steroids! Just joking man! That's crazy, I'm up to the 4th! :)

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SLionsCricket on 8/11/2013 Reply  · 

Seeing as how your on the 18th (or possibly 19th Bond by the time this comment is up!), I would love to hear your thoughts on The Man with the Golden Gun and more importantly, Christopher Lee's performance as Scaramanga? He's the reason I started this Bond marathon...oh yeah, him and Connery!

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SLionsCricket on 8/14/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, to think that they couldn't do too much with Lee tells you how poor the writing is. But, hey its Lee and I love his acting so I'll probably enjoy that film a lot!

Yep, I'm getting around to Thunderball in the next few days. Just being real busy with school in the past two days to do anything, so yeah!

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SLionsCricket on 8/17/2013 Reply  · 

Wow man, you really aced through these films. I'm struggling to get past them and I might honestly stop after the 10th or 12th one and continue them later in the year. I finished watching Thunderball and I'll be honest, I was NOT very impressed.

I understand that you love it and I'm glad you do but I honestly found most of the film a dreadful bore. The villains imo, were terrible, the underwater sequences were hard to follow, the action was completely uninteresting when compared to Goldfinger and the story was just boring. I did enjoy the final five minutes of the film a lot and the premise is awesome but imo, poorly executed.

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SLionsCricket on 8/17/2013 Reply  · 

I'm very exzcited to see You Only Live Twice because Donald Pleasance is in the movie and the concept sounds much more interesting to me than Thunderball. I'll tell you how I feel when I watch it. :)

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SLionsCricket on 8/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man!

I saw The Birds yesterday and I don't know if you'll be watching more Hitchcock films in the future. I'm trying to make time to watch more of his films but The Birds isn't one of Hitchcock's special films, its good but that's kinda it. If you wanted to check it out, go in with real low expectations!

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SLionsCricket on 8/19/2013 Reply  · 

I finally got around to watching Rope. I LOVED it! :) I was afraid that the idea of filming 10 minutes without any pauses would come off as difficult to take in but the story was so interesting that I completely forgot about it during the film. Wow, so many of Hitchcock's movies are ranked high up on my list now. Didn't expect Rope to be one of em!

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SLionsCricket on 8/23/2013 Reply  · 

The end of Rope is beyond intense! Fucking Jimmy Stewart is the best part of the film and his performance is even better than Hitchcock's directing, which is amazing! The whole concept was sick!

Hitchcock didn't make some great films in his career, he made some AMAZING films! Rear Window, Psycho, NBN and Vertigo will appear in basically any top 50 list. :)

I plan to watch 39 Steps, the 1956 Man Who Knew too Much, To Catch a Thief and The Lady Vanishes this month! Oh, and I'll be re-watching Psycho, Rear Window, NBN, Vertigo and Notorious which imo, are Hitchcock's best films! :)

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SLionsCricket on 8/23/2013 Reply  · 

You should definitely check out 39 Steps. I'm halfway through it and it's awesome so far. I will definitely check out The Lady Vanishes. Re-watching NBN today! :)

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SLionsCricket on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

I've just watched The 39 Steps today and loved it. Then immediately after that, I re-watched North by Northwest which I FUCKING LOVED! That whole movie was so fast paced, so intense and just so amazing that it's currently my favorite Hitchcock film! That'll probably change later, who knows...I might re-watch Vertigo tonight.

Just thought I'd recommend you 39 Steps for later. It's probably Hitchcock's first masterpiece and it happens to be one of the best British films ever made. Hitchcock is the greatest director who ever lived :D Can you believe the man NEVER won an Oscar?

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SLionsCricket on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

North by Northwest is now in my top 30. It was that awesome! Yeah, it's unfair how the Oscars have been given to the wrong people. I mean, who else could've won an Oscar in 1960 except Hitchcock for Psycho. It's kinda bullshit tbh!

Here's two recommendations for you. Both movies I love and both you should check out: The Third Man and Double Indemnity. Both are my god, incredible!

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SLionsCricket on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah Kick-Ass was a great and entertaining film. I'll get around to Kick-Ass 2 soon. :)

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SLionsCricket on 8/25/2013 Reply  · 

I'll probably get around to Kick-Ass 2 this week. Sucks that you can't watch it until it comes around on DVD. Hey man, didn't you have a Disney marathon recently? I'm planning to start one this week and I decided I can't watch all Bond films. Which Disney films would you suggest I watch as part of my marathon?

Cheers :)

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SLionsCricket on 8/27/2013 Reply  · 

Wow man, I just started my Disney marathon and all I can say is......MEH! I really didn't get into Bambi, regardless of the undying praise. I just couldn't enjoy the movie and I'm pretty sure you feel the same way with your rating, right? The first forty five minutes, whilst having some good moments felt far too long and when the real "plot" unfolds, it's far too late in the film that I'm totally out of it by then!

Oh, and btw, I'll be sure to check out Mulan! That's a must and I'm sure I'll like it a lot more than Bambi! I guess its safe for me to go in with such low expectations for the Disney films from the 40s and 50s. :(

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SLionsCricket on 8/28/2013 Reply  · 

Tangled is a great one but I'm trying to only include 2D animated films. I will definitely get around to Tangled though! Cheers!

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SLionsCricket on 8/30/2013 Reply  · 

Rear Window just had to move up. It just had to for me! :) I now slightly prefer TS 3 but boy, is it close for me!

I've seen two Disney films as you probably know! I did not like Bambi...I just got so bored watching it. Lady and the Tramp was a VAST improvement and somewhat touching at moments but as a whole, it still didn't satisfy me. I've never seen The Little Mermaid (LOL!) and my sister wants to watch it, so I'll probably watch that today!

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MasterofMovies on 8/30/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I'm going to be starting a Batman marathon later! Starting out with Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, to The Dark Knight Rises. Can't wait! Any marathons you are currently having?

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MasterofMovies on 8/30/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, definetly up there for me, but my favorite trilogy is the original Star Wars. And I'm actually holding off the batman marathon till tomorrow, as I will revisit Pulp Fiction tonight. It's #3 on my flickchart, but I have not seen it in years! We gotta talk more!

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SLionsCricket on 8/31/2013 Reply  · 

Surprising that I got 3 Disney films done in about 4 days. Tomorrow, I'm gonna watch Fantasia. WOW, 2 hr Disney animated film! WOW! :)

The Little Mermaid is kinda off during the first twenty minutes and it isn't until the 40 min mark that the film really picks up for me. The rest of the film is absolutely fantastic! Had the first 40 minutes being tighter and better written, it could really compete with Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast but it just can't the way it is!

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SLionsCricket on 8/31/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not sure if fantasia is a film. Why? Because, it seems like all these short stories combined. And besides, they have actual people talking about stuff throughout. I dropped out of Fantasia. Watching Pinocchio instead!

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SLionsCricket on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

I love the first hour of Pinocchio but boy, did the last twenty minutes get kinda boring! Reduced my rating to 4/5 !

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SLionsCricket on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

It's great that your watching more Hitchcock films. My next three are Lady Vanishes, Catch a Thief and 1956 Man Who Knew too Much!

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MasterofMovies on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, great to see Inception in your Top 10! The best sci-fi movie of the decade for sure. Also, is Return of the Jedi your favorite Star Wars film?

-Robbie

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SLionsCricket on 9/2/2013 Reply  · 

39 Steps ia amazing, the Birds is okay! I started The Lady Vanishes and I didn't like where it was going so I put it down and I'll watch it later! :)

Unforgiven is fricking amazing! :) Check it out for sure man!

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MasterofMovies on 9/5/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, are you in school? If so, how's it going for you? Also, are you currently in the middle of any marathons? (I may of already asked you, not quite sure). I myself am in the middle of a Batman marathon. Watched Batman Begins last night. Love that movie so much! The Dark Knight is what's scheduled for tonight. Hope to hear from you soon!

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MasterofMovies on 9/6/2013 Reply  · 

It's going great! I am currently in Grade 9, my first year of high school! I actually really like it. And yeah, I might say that Nolan's Batman trilogy is the best trilogy, but my favorite would have to the original Star Wars trilogy. Thanks for answering the question of the day on my page! It means a lot. Haha I just realized, we have almost the exact number of channel comments! Rock on dude.

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MasterofMovies on 9/6/2013 Reply  · 

Oh nice! Heading to university haha! Well I'm guessing so. What are your thoughts on The Silence of the Lambs? Just curious, that's all.

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SLionsCricket on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, how's it going!?

I loved Unforgiven and I'm glad you did too! Eastwood, Hackman and Freeman were fucking amazing, the story and cinematography was amazing and the film's pacing was fantastic. I watched From Dusk Till Dawn yesterday and I actually loved it. The first half was so Tarantino-ish with the script and screenplay (glad he actually wrote the screenplay!) and the second half was more like a Rodrigeuz film and to me, those two elements blended in nicely. I loved it and the locations used were amazing. Harvey Keitel was fantastic, Tarantino was good but Clooney man, that guy was amazing!

It was entertaining for sure! :) I re-watched Mulan recently and was definitely underwhelmed by the film. :( Lady and the Tramp didn't work for me much, Bambi definitely didn't and Dumbo, Dumbo just bored me to death!

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MasterofMovies on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, just realized that Jaws and Rocky are on your list of shame! If you ever have the chance, you gotta give them a watch! I can understand why you haven't seen them, considering they are from the 70's, but they are some of my favorite films.

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SLionsCricket on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man! :)

I actually really enjoyed the second half of World War Z. Had I seen it in theatres, that second half could possibly be my favorite part of 2013 movies. It was so intense, kinda frightening, exciting, action packed, visually interesting and the movie worked. I didn't like the first half as much. Pitt gives a fantastic performance as usual though its kinda hard to think that his character is going through trouble. Since he's one of the biggest movie stars, I kept thinking "Wow, Brad Pitt is in deep shit with these zombies!"

I'd give it a 7.5/10

Second half is a 10/10 :)

You should give it a go possibly, you might really enjoy it! :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Apart from Little Mermaid and Pinocchio, My Disney-thon isn't going well. I didn't hate Dumbo, I just had no idea where to place the film. I just found it sooooooo slow, like Bambi but even slower! Lady and the Tramp had moments of greatness but completely disappointing. Currently watching Peter Pan, then probably Cinderella! After that, I got Snow White and the Seven Dwarves then my three favorite Disney films, The Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast :)

It's gonna get better at the very end! :)

How's your Batman marathon. I saw you said somewhere that TDK trilogy is your favorite. I expected SW to be yours, seeing as how all three are in your top 10 but oh well, it's cool and awesome. I think I need to give TDKR one more go!

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SLionsCricket on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, Clooney is incredible in that film. Shocks me, how a year later he even thought about signing up as Batman in the cinematic disaster, Batman and Robin. After my Disney-thon, I'm gonna get through Batman Returns, Forever and Batman and Robin. Then, it's gotta be time to watch movies I didn't enjoy on a first viewing!

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MasterofMovies on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, what are your thoughts on Aliens?

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SLionsCricket on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

Pitt is also one of my favorite actors. :) I understand why TDK trilogy is your fav, LoTR is 2nd and SW third. I doubt I'll love any trilogy more than LoTR, which I firmly believe is the greatest.

I've seen TDKR 4 times. I like it less and less each time unfortunately :( In contrast, every time I re-watch TDK, I love it more and more!

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MasterofMovies on 9/8/2013 Reply  · 

I see that you recently watched Unforgiven! How was it for you? Personally, I loved it. It's one of my favorite westerns!

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MasterofMovies on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

You really love The Godfather don't you! I love it as well. What are some of the things you like about it the most? For me, the acting is superb. In my opinion, Brando and Pacino are the standouts, Pacino giving the best performances of them all. The film is extremely well executed, and the script is top notch. Coppola directs the film with such awesome camera angles. It's so amazing that at times you forget your watching a movie. Part II is even better in my opinion. More thrilling, better storyline and more well executed. They are some of the greatest films of all time for sure! As for Part III... not a huge fan at all. Hope to hear from you soon! Hope everything is going alright.

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MasterofMovies on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

For sure! I'm planning a marathon. All three Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Only problem is, I'm in the middle of my Pixar marathon and I finished my Batman marathon last night. I still gotta watch A Bug's Life and Toy Story 3. Add that in the next two days plus I have to do homework! Gonna be insane, but I will indeed try. I watch them on VHS, cuz ya know, old school FTW!

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MasterofMovies on 9/10/2013 Reply  · 

Love westerns. Have fun watching them! Have you seen The Place Beyond The Pines? If not, I highly recommend checking it out, it's my favorite film of the year so far.

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MasterofMovies on 9/10/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, gotta check it out whenever you can. I just hit 1,000 comments! Hope school is still going well for you. Loads of homework? Haha.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/10/2013 Reply  · 

What'd you think of Holy Grail and Fargo?

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MasterofMovies on 9/10/2013 Reply  · 

Haha, I would if I didn't finish it all in class like I do. But, luckily I finish it all in class! I'm a very quick worker. Gives me more time to do stuff I love like Flickchart and watching movies. What are your thoughts Fargo? I see you just saw it fairly recently.

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MasterofMovies on 9/12/2013 Reply  · 

Just being curious, what would you say is your favorite Martin Scorcese movie? Also, I see that Citizen Kane is on your list of shame! Gotta watch it whenever you can when you get the time.

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SLionsCricket on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

I'm fine man, how you been? Any marathons you've been up to. In October, I plan to have a month of horror project where I plan to watch 15-20 horror films (it hasn't really been my genre so I'm looking forward to whether it could one day be one of my fav genres!)

My Disney-thon finished about 10 hours ago! :) My last three were my favorite three and still are: Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. The latter two have moved up miles on my list!

My top 10 has changed after more careful consideration. In fact, there's room for more alterations. I haven't quite finished :D

I really wanna have a Speilberg marathon but boy, is it going to be difficult to fit in since October is heading up soon!

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MasterofMovies on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, that's correct. During my Star Wars and LOTR marathons, I realized that Empire is the better movie and my favorite film of all time. Gonna have a horror movie marathon in October, really excited! And yes, The Departed is pretty much perfect. The fact that it was a bit hard to follow improved on the film in my opinion. I've made some big changes to my top 20-50 lately. Also, gotta watch The Shining when you get around to it:)

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PiccoloKing on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

Everything is great, JC. Thanks for asking. Hope you're doing great too.

So happy The Prestige clicked for you this time. Also fantastic how you focused on the characters' motivations this time... on their fascination with obsession because otherwise it's really hard to appreciate the twist ending. Good for you, brother!
Cheers!

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SLionsCricket on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

I should really have a Leone marathon but I'm so tempted to go for a Speilberg marathon. So many good movies I can sit through with that but the issue with startng that now is, by October I need to be focused on my Horror movie marathon.

I plan to watch some of Christopher Lee's Dracula films, the original Halloween (on Halloween!), original Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho, The Shining, Alien, The Thing, Predator, Nosferatu (German film, I've been doing some reading at the school library about the film!) and many more, including the 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre!!

Horror definitely isn't my genre. Apart from Psycho and The Shining, which I love there isn't another horror movie that I absolutely adore, though I do really like the original Halloween, original Nightmare on Elm Street as well as Cabin in the Woods. :)

My god man, watch Beauty and the Beast all the way through! Such an incredible film! :)

http://letterboxd.com/slionscricket/list/the-next-films-i-plan-to-watch/

I hope you can check out that list! That's what I plan to watch next. Just finished The Departed and wow, did I love it. As awesome as Nicholson, Walberg, De Caprio and Damon were, I absolutely adored Martin Sheen's performance :D

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SLionsCricket on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

Well, my top 10 has changed even more now!! So has my top 20!

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SLionsCricket on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

Firstly, I'm right in saying that The Godfather has moved up to 8 and Part II up to 10 right? I definitely wanna see Part III sometime though I'm afraid of the negativity that it has. Perhaps, over the next couple of months. I'm planning to watch the original Godfather over these holidays and Part II some time after that.

The Departed definitely isn't my fav Scorsese, that goes to Goodfellas and Raging Bull (though RB needs a re-visit) I might re-visit Taxi Driver over these upcoming holidays so yeah :D

I loved The Lady Vanishes. I thought it had some fantastic comedic moments, especially with the two cricket obsessed guys! Stuff like that really works for me :D I thought the intensity was strong, the pacing was great, the characters were good and the relationships between different characters was fantastic. It just felt like an early Hitchcock classic. I'm going to probably go back to my Hitchcock spree soon!! Finishing up Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 today then time for Chinatown!

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SLionsCricket on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

Lady Vanishes was great! I just finished watching Hitchcock's 1956 remake of his own 1934 film, The Man Who Knew too Much...I thought it was pretty decent....kinda underwhelming. :(

When I put out a review on Letterboxd, I'll send you the link! :)

Django's out of my top 20. Still love it but a little less. I just felt that Casablanca and Rear Window needed to be higher than Django.

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SLionsCricket on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Don't worry man, everything's working fine now! I saw that before as well, I was just a little worried ;)

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SLionsCricket on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Half an hour into Chinatown, finding it pretty damn slow and kinda boring :(

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PiccoloKing on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

I'll be watching Looper and The Master very soon. Probably Prometheus too. Just finish my 2012 watchlist. There are also other films of the last decade like Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth and Gangs of New York I'm really excited for.

I'm sure Rear Window is a great film. Disturbia took inspiration from its concept and it's honestly one of the most thrilling films I've ever seen. Still have lots to finish from Hitch's filmography.

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SLionsCricket on 9/16/2013 Reply  · 

I can see your ratings for the film perfectly fine. I mean, I click your review and you've given it 3 1/2 stars! Maybe it was just a little glitch and its fixed now, who nows! I'm really enjoying your Godfather 3 review but here's a little tip that'll get more people to read your reviews (which are truly fantastic, no doubt!) is maybe you should paragraph them. It makes reading it so much easier. In facat, all you need to do is edit your review as soon as possible and paragraph them!

Other than that, your Godfather 3 review is so far, fantastic!!!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/16/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, do you have Letterbox?

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MasterofMovies on 9/16/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I followed you. I saw StLionsCricket account as well. I read your reviews, great stuff. I just reviewed the Lord of the Rings trilogy to start off.

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TeoTheGreek13

TeoTheGreek13 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, you got a great list as well man! I just saw your comment on my profile!

You're a big Tarantino fan yourself I see! What can you do... he's awesome!

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SLionsCricket on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

Naturally, your reviews became so much more interesting as you paragraphed then. I love your reviews, keep them coming! Pity that Letterboxd doesn't work too well on PC or iPod for you.

Never heard of the band but wow, the Harmonica theme!? That's cool as. It's also one of my favourites!!

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SLionsCricket on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

55% is definitely the lowest Hitchcock rated film you've given huh? Still, glad you loved it. Speaking of loving films, I'm currently watching Fellowship of the Ring. Got to the half way mark. :)

Planning to watch To Catch a Thief. That'll be my 18th Hitchcock film. I'm watching them in the order of Letterboxd's popularity. :)

Speaking of your reviews, I'm glad that you love the site and your reviews are fantastic. Thanks man, that really means a lot to me. A review of Elysium is up now!! :)

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MasterofMovies on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I just heard the funniest joke. Somebody on the IMDb message board for Casino Royale stated that the film was a 'royale without cheese". I figured you'd like that one considering Pulp Fiction is your favorite film. By the way, loving your letterbox reviews, keep em coming!

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SLionsCricket on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

About the whole Letterboxd thing, no worries! "Hakuna Matata!"

You should actually thank shane24 coz he told me!! The Birds disappointed me so much. I'm going with such low expectations for To Catch a Thief. No idea how it'll turn out!

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SLionsCricket on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

When are you watching To Catch a Thief. My expectations are so low for this one. I'm planning tomorrow, after I finish off my LoTR marathon! Then, after that I'll watch Foreign Correspondent...maybe on the same day!!

I'm glad you enjoyed The Birds. Your review was great :D Looking forward to seeing you add all your films on there.

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SLionsCricket on 9/23/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, yep 800 comments! :D I just watched To Catch a Thief and plan on watching Foreign Correspondent tonight. 17 Hitchcock films done. I won't tell you ANYTHING about To Catch a Thief as I don't want it to spoil your enjoyment factor :)

I also plan on watching Young and Innocent 1937 and Secret Agent 1936 :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/23/2013 Reply  · 

I have NEVER EVER seen the theatrical cut of LoTR. And I've seen each LoTR film about 10 times!!! :)

Yep, my top 10 has moved so much recently! RoTK will probably move up a few places. I just felt that maybe it was too high!

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MasterofMovies on 9/23/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I was wondering what your thoughts on these films are: The Sixth Sense, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Rocky and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Also, do you have anything you're planning to watch in the next week or so?

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SLionsCricket on 9/24/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, you loved To Catch a Thief more than 39 Steps!? Wow!! Yep, I'm a true fan of these LoTR films. Watched RoTK yesterday and it was perfect!

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MasterofMovies on 9/25/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I was just curious what do you love about The Dark Knight Rises that makes it your #2 film?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/25/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, another strange co-incidence!
Wow, you really, really, really loved the 1956 remake didn't you!?

First, I watched Secret Agent yesterday which was really disappointing. Peter Lorre's character was the worst part of the film for me. He was so annoying and just how much he was in it pissed me off! There was an interesting story and two good characters but everything else was a HUGE let down unfortunately. I found it lacking tension

Then, ten minutes after I started Young and Innocent which from the opening minute hooked me into the story and characters! I absolutely loved that film though there was a small portion where the film slowed down a tad. It's worth a viewing from you though it isn't really a Hitchcock film held in high regard!

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SLionsCricket on 9/25/2013 Reply  · 

What's the next Hitchcock film you got planned?

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SLionsCricket on 9/28/2013 Reply  · 

I am clueless as to my next Hitchcock film. Absolutely clueless. I started Lifeboat but had no interest in it. Maybe it was the mood I was in, maybe just the film in general.

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MasterofMovies on 9/28/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I see that Return of the Jedi is your new #2. Why the sudden change of heart? Did you re-watch it?

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MasterofMovies on 9/28/2013 Reply  · 

Hopefully they do move up, and hopefully Fellowship becomes your favorite of the trilogy haha. I personally think that it's the best trilogy of all time. It's like a modern day Star Wars (Chris Stuckmann quote).

Glad that they moved up on re-watches (Star wars trilogy). It seems that it's your favorite trilogy, considering all of them are in your Top 10.

You gotta get around to watching Double Indemnity. I've seen it and don't have much to tell you, but ask StLionsCricket for his opinion, I'm sure he'll make you the real reccomendation.

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SLionsCricket on 9/28/2013 Reply  · 

Jared, you need to watch Double Indemnity. It's probably the greatest Film-Noir of all time and close to perfect. In fact, I wanna re-watch it! :)

I like the Stuckmann quote, MasterofMovies. LoTR is indeed the greatest trilogy of all time (or so I believe)

and Jared, have you finished the LoTR films because each have moved up many places. TDKR is down to 5, RoTK is up to 3 and both Fellowship and TTT are now in your top 10. :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/28/2013 Reply  · 

I still enjoy JeremyJahns but he hardly uploads classic reviews anymore (like OT Star Wars) and it unfortunately, really frustrates me. :(

He's still cool and I heard your re-watching LoTR. Why are the films already higher up on your list than they were yesterday. Are you assuming that's where the films will land or....?

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Tell me when you finish LoTR :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Ha ha nice! Wow, so poor Batman is down to 7 and 8...Ouch! :)

It's very stressing to watch the entire LoTR trilogy in one day for me. Unless I wake up at like 4 in the morning to watch it! :)

Reviews for Letterboxd? Double Indemnity is awesome. I think you should take a break from Hitchcock when you reach his 20th film and watch other classics like Charlie Chaplin films, Citizen Kane, The Third Man and Double Indemnity. :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Wait, you watch all three extended cuts of LoTR in one day!? WOW! I simpy can't. Most of the time when watching a 2 hr film, I need to split it into 2 viewings. I need at least a 15-20 minute interval in between or else I start feeling dizzy and stuff!

Probably gonna re-watch A Clockwork Orange today :) Any films you've got planned?

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, Fellowship is your favourite too now :D

The entire trilogy has now been compacted to your top 10! :) If the entire LoTR trilogy could be 1 movie here on Flickchart, where would you rank it. I would keep it at #1 !

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Here's something else, what are your top 5 moments/scenes from each LoTR film. We'll get around to Star Wars when I re-watch em :)

Fellowship of the Ring

1) Boromir's sacrifice
2) "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
3) Nazgul in general!
4) Creation of the Fellowship :)
5) Gandalf talking of Gollum and the line 'Some that die deserve life...Can you give it to them, Frodo?"

Two Towers (excludijng the Helms Deep battle in general)

1) The deleted scene with Boromir, Faramir and Denethor
2) Gollum vs Smeagol Round 1 :)
3) The exorcism scene :)
4) Saruman in general (Christopher Lee perfects that role and the character has more to do in this film. He's awesome!)
5) "Looks like meat's back on our menu, boys!"

Return of the King

1) Theoden's speech
2) Aragorn's speech
3) Sam's speech "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!"
4) The scene with the Mouth of Sauron
5) Deleted scene: Gandalf and co talk to Saruman :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

I might watch a Hitcock film tomorrow. :) I enjoyed A Clockwork Orange last time and loved it this time....so far. Got about half an hour to go....It's so fricking unpleasant to watch :(

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Haha yeah! I kinda knew it would be for some reason. Your top 10 is awesome! There's all these trilogies and a movie and its sequel and then there's just Pulp Fiction at #1.

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Each fantastic picks! :) Just finished A Clockwork Orange and its in my top 50. Loved that film. 4 1/2 stars for me! :) What do you give it?

Any films you get planned today or for the next few days?

I'll probably watch

-Bicycle Thieves
-Charlie Chaplin: Great Dictator
-Sunset Bvld

and start my month of horror project!

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with A Clockwork Orange. It's just I don't LOVE it quite as much as other 5/5 movies so the best rating is a 4.5/5 :)

Looking forward to seeing what film you'll watch next then :)

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SLionsCricket on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Would you be open to re-watching 2001 A Space Odyssey? I re-watched it a few days ago and enjoyed it FAR more though I still don't love. I'd give it a 3/5 :)

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SLionsCricket on 10/1/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you enjoy The Shigning! :)

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SLionsCricket on 10/1/2013 Reply  · 

I did see your review of RoTJ. I'll check the others out. Judging by your Fellowship review (which was shorter than I thought it would be!), it doesn't seem like you'll be reviewing the last two. Are you planning to? I'd be interested to read them if you do! :)

I'll keep checking up on your Letterboxd page every day. Your reviews are really interesting to read man !:)

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SLionsCricket on 10/2/2013 Reply  · 

After much careful conideration, E.T is now at #4 on my list. I think it deserves that spot and re-watching Raiders last night helped solidify that ranking :)

ET does look scary but that's half the point of the film in my opinion. It's presented as a beauty that only the youthful children can look to see, that only their imagination can make something that looks disgusting adorable. I love that element :)

Ha ha, Jurassic Park was your favourite....not scared of it? :)

Its my pleasure to read your reviews! I really would like to see another LoTR review from you but of course, if you have the time. I'll try to review E.T now! Actually depends on which film is next on my diary to review!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/4/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, thanks for the invite! I've seen you and I comment on many of the same matchups. I thought for sure we were already friends. Had no clue we weren't. Just browsed through your top 20. Very nice list man! Anyway, look forward to our future movie discussions.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

Yikes, bro. Every Nolan film has gone down a few places on your list. Losing love?

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Nononsense on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

No, not at all. It's just that I've committed to watching more of the classics this year. In doing so, I've discovered that I have a true affinity for them. I've recently seen Double Indemnity, 12 Angry Men, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and many others. But out of all the classics I've recently seen, only two were able to jump ahead of Memento and Inception (two classics were already ahead of them in Casablanca and 2001:ASO). The two classics that recently jumped ahead are Vertigo and Psycho. I just can't get Vertigo out of my head. It just mesmerized me from start to finish. I've seen it at least five times this past month. No love lost for Memento or Psycho though. I still see them as the two best movies of the young century.

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Nononsense on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

Oops PiccoloKing, sorry man. I initially thought you were replying to me. Again, sorry. I feel really embarrassed now. LOL

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PiccoloKing on 10/6/2013 Reply  · 

Doing great, JC. I'm really looking forward to Looper. Gordon-Levitt is such a good actor and I'm digging the basic premise of the film. If it delivers, Looper could land pretty high on my list D:

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 10/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, do you happen to have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter?

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MasterofMovies on 10/8/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry, I forgot I asked you that question on Letterbox already. Ugh, I wish you could delete comments on here. My apologies.

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MasterofMovies on 10/10/2013 Reply  · 

Your Top 10 is so awesome! You have a different mix of series like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Nolan's Batman films. I really like the way your top 10 is looking right now.

I see that you are yet to see Blade Runner. When you do get around to watching it, hopefully you like it. I find it sorta overrated, but I still find a lot enjoyment out of it whenever I watch it.

What movies are you planning on seeing this weekend? Any re-watches? Going to the theater? I'm gonna go check out Captain Phillips, it looks great.

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SLionsCricket on 10/11/2013 Reply  · 

YAY, Raiders is in your top 10 man! :) Nice! I was uncertain whether or not I should re-watch Last Crusade, easily my LEAST favourite of the original trilogy. I don't know why, most people say its the best, I say its the weakest or whether I should watch another horror film! I see that your in the middle of a little Indy-thon, huh/

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MasterofMovies on 10/11/2013 Reply  · 

That's awesome, your kind of having an Indy marathon! I see that Raiders has moved into your Top 10, hopefully Last Crusade will move up on your re-watch. Temple of Doom should too.

How did you like Eyes Wide Shut? Out of the Kubrick films I've seen: 2001, Clockwork, Shining, FMJ and Eyes Wide Shut, I'd rank it the weakest. It's cool that your having a Kubrick marathon, I'm enjoying your Letterbox reviews for those films.

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SLionsCricket on 10/12/2013 Reply  · 

Last Crusade used to be my least favorite because:

1) It felt like too much of a Raiders re-hash (I love TOD for its uniqueness)
2) Before Connery gets into the film, it didn't interest me like the other two
3) I don't like Donovan much, he's too much of a Belloq
4) I didn't like Elsa
5) I felt the movie was attempting to be something it wasn't....it was trying to be a bit too goofy at times not paying off nicely
6) I had issues with the opening scene and how it didn't keep simple like Raiders or Temple did.


But now, Last Crusade rocks! I think I'm gonna put it above Shawshank and maybe, just over Psycho...probably not though! Love it, I'll probably re-watch Temple of Doom tomorrow or the day after!

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SLionsCricket on 10/12/2013 Reply  · 

Nice, Last Crusade at 11! :) Congratz for being my 900th commenter! I re-watched ToD last night and still find it great though it definitely isn't as awesome as it used to be. 4/5

Anything you got planned next?

I've been watching the sequels to Psycho. I'll watch Psycho IV and Psycho 1998 which is a shot for shot remake. I need to get around to Birdemic 2! Ha ha!

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SLionsCricket on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

Nice to see Last Crusade at 11! That said, I'm not sure why I haven't altered Last Crusade a bit more because it should be a few spots higher.

Hope your Kubrick marathon goes well! Glad you enjoyed 2001, so did I. I'd give it a 3.5/5! :) I'd also give Dr. Strangelove the same!

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SLionsCricket on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

Temple of Doom is now a 4/5 for me. I loved the second half again but the first half just doesn't hold up compared to the last half of ToD and the first half of Raiders and Last Crusade. Willie is an underwritten character and ultimately, pointless to the story. Short Round is awesome though!

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SLionsCricket on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you love Dr. Strangelove. Definitely another re-watch straight after October is over! :) Then, I need to get some more Kubrick done and watch some more classics! And probably more Hitchcock + some re-watches!

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SLionsCricket on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

The mine car and bridge sequences in ToD are amazing but I actually prefer the action sequences in the first and third still!

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SLionsCricket on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you enjoy The Third Man and E.T :) I love both of them so much. I'm glad Dr. Strangelove is now your favourite Kubrick :) Great to see your Kubrick-thon went so well! :)

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SLionsCricket on 10/15/2013 Reply  · 

You loved Jaws huh? :)

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SLionsCricket on 10/15/2013 Reply  · 

Any films/marathons you plan on having anytime soon? I'll probably have a Spielberg marathon, Kubrick and maybe a Lucas one (oh no!) That is, after my month of horror is finished

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SLionsCricket on 10/16/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad to you see having a Spielberg marathon but you MUST watch Schindler's List in the right mood. I didn't and it hurt my enjoyment of the film.

Yep, Last Crusade is at 8 and I will review it later today! It might be a long review, who knows! I was on your Letterboxd page and saw you gave Pacific Rim a 3.5. I don't think I've ever seen you give that rating to a film before...EVER! :)

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SLionsCricket on 10/16/2013 Reply  · 

Oh and Saving Private Ryan is a movie I've seen and enjoyed quite a lot though it needs another viewing!

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SLionsCricket on 10/16/2013 Reply  · 

Right, you gave Godfather Part III a 3.5. So now, you got 2 movies that have a 3.5/5 Any reason why you didn't enjoy Pacific Rim more? I thought it would really be your kinda thing!

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SLionsCricket on 10/16/2013 Reply  · 

I was excited for Pacific Rim since the first trailer. This movie isn't trying to be anything special, at least from the first hour I saw before putting it down. It has great action, yes the characters aren't that special neither are the performances (excluding Idris Elba), nor is the story that original but I don't think Guilmerro Del Torro was trying to create an innovative film. I understand the 3.5/5 star rating though! I'd probably end up giving it the same!

I plan to watch Pacific Rim (more like restart the film) next month!

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MasterofMovies on 10/16/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you enjoyed Pacific Rim for the MOST part. I mean, 3.5 seems like you got some enjoyment from it. What did you find weak about it? I think the part with the two scientists really slowed down the movie, but the action really was great and in a movie like Pacific Rim, that's all I was expecting.

Seems like your having a Spielberg marathon! Interesting, what films are you gonna watch?

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MasterofMovies on 10/17/2013 Reply  · 

That's good, getting all the essential Spielberg films watched. You do have to be in the right mood for Schindler's List, perhaps on a rainy day or somewhere along those lines. Where does Spielberg rank on your favorite directors list? Here's mine currently:

1. Christopher Nolan
2. Stanley Kubrick
3. Martin Scorcese
4. Steven Spielberg
5. Quentin Tarantino
6. David Fincher
7. Wes Anderson
8. David O'Russell
9. Alfred Hitchcock
10. Nicholas Winding Refn

How many movies have you seen so far in 2013? (Movies that were released this year).

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 10/25/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, what are your thoughts on these films?

The Departed
Moneyball
The Social Network

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MasterofMovies on 11/5/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you enjoyed Apocalypse Now WAY more than before, as you gave it 5 stars on Letterbox. Happy to see that your re-watch went well. Also, you re-watched Forrest Gump. Seems like you enjoyed it more with the additional viewing. What else do you have planned to watch?

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MasterofMovies on 11/6/2013 Reply  · 

That's great! I'll check out how many stars you gave it on Letterbox in a sec. Just wondering also, I recall that you were in the 12th grade? Did you take academic or applied french in the 9th grade? I'm taking academic, and finding it really challenging.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 11/10/2013 Reply  · 

JC, glad to see OUATITW in your top 10. What all did you like about it?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 11/11/2013 Reply  · 

What are your thoughts on the Die Hard movies, and how would you rank them? (Do long thoughts if possible).

Glad to see your Scorsese marathon is going very well. What will you be watching next? My Kubrick marathon is going fantastic, I'm really starting to appreciate his work.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 11/11/2013 Reply  · 

No, haven't seen it. But I will now! Thanks for not including spoilers. Should've specified that in my damn post.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 11/11/2013 Reply  · 

Haha it's fine. Yeah I agree the chemistry between Jackson and Willis is fantastic. It nearly carries the entire film. That's interesting, I would've thought that DiCaprio would be in his 40's by now. I'm guessing you'll like Gangs more on a re-watch, most people like the film better the 2nd time around.

Fear and Desire was very average, especially for Kubrick. My least favorite of his work. But, as a Kubrick fan I did find some enjoyment. I recommend you check out Thor: The Dark World! It's my 4th favorite of the year so far.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 11/12/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for confirming, bro. Yesh, I've heard that GBU is more cheerful with lots of humor while OUATITW is chock full of really dark themes. Intense and serious as a funeral. That shouldn't be a problem since I love dark westerns (3:10 to Yuma). I even changed my avatar! I'm that pumped up for it. I will inform you of my opinion of it :)

And I loved Looper. Fantastic acting by both the leads, especially JGL. This film belonged to him. Pretty cool how the film deals with the concept of time travel and its effect on the choices we can make. It handled the emotional meat of the story exceedingly well, and so I can forgive it for the flimsy time-travel logic. Proof that a high-concept sci-fi flick can also be character-driven. I loved Minority Report for similar reasons.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 11/15/2013 Reply  · 

Man, quite a few changes to your top 10. We've talked on Letterboxd but as of late, not here. I'm surprised to see RoTK go away, OOATITW and GBU so high! :)

Any films you've got planned for the next few days?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 11/18/2013 Reply  · 

I see that you loved Thor 2! :) Man, I was wondering do you use your iPod for Flickchart and Letterboxd?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 11/19/2013 Reply  · 

How's Thor The Dark World. Wasn't crazy about the first one, is the second an improvement?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/23/2013 Reply  · 

Ah, I see you loved Arsenic and Old Lace on letterboxd. I personally love that movie. I was only just discussing it with Dinelka. What's your thoughts on it? I will just read your review if you're planning one on letterboxd. :)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 11/24/2013 Reply  · 

Do you have any marathons planned soon? I'm in the middle of a Spielberg marathon and I will most likely be watching around 20 of his films! He's probably my favorite director. I see your kind of in the middle of a Hitchcock marathon? Or, maybe trying to watch some films of his you've missed? That's good.

I was just wondering, do you ever look at movie rating sites such as Rotten Tomatoes, iMDB, or Movies.Com?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 11/26/2013 Reply  · 

Akira Kurosawa is an amazing director, and his films Ikiru, Yojimbo, Rashomon and Seven Samurai are all masterpieces. Sanjuro and Ran are also terrific.

M is one of the most incredible films I have ever seen.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 12/1/2013 Reply  · 

All movies are subjective. Akira Kurosawa is one of my favorite directors. I think Ikiru is his best work by far. M is in my top 20 ever. Just absolutely incredible. Especially for 1931.

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/1/2013 Reply  · 

Great list! I also think that Raiders is the best Indy film and after I re-watched it, it moved from my #14 to #6! Also, you should definitely look into seeing Blade Runner! The whole movie is worth the last 20 minutes! Anyway, great list!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/2/2013 Reply  · 

Your really watching a lot of older films now! I've been enjoying your reviews on Letterbox. Man, I have barely seen any Hitchcock films! You've seen nearly 30! How do you watch them all, do you own them on Blu-Ray or DVD?

Have you been getting much homework lately? Luckily, I have not been at all.

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/3/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the feedback! That's good to know its on your watch list. However, it is one of those movies where you either love it or you don't, but I hope you enjoy it :)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched The 39 Steps on the website you told me about Swarm TV. I'm currently using the low definition player for free, is that what you use or do you pay for higher definition?

I see that you re-watched The Godfather and Part II and they moved up on your chart!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

I actually loved The 39 Steps! It doesn't rank with Hitch's best work, but still a great movie. Will you be doing a Letterbox review?

Do you have anything planned to watch tonight?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

l see you recently added Double lndemnity to film's you've seen.Since it's one of my favorite movie's,l'm interested,what did you think of it?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

Since you have seen all of Sergio Leone's movies,which one do you think has the best musical score?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

I absolutely love all of the Dollar's trilogy soundtrack's(l own The Good,the Bad and the Ugly CD),but my favorite has to be Once Upon a Time in the West's soundtrack.When the little boy runs out of his house and find's his family murdered,then we see Henry Fonda for the first time,the music make's that scene great.Do you have any movie's you are planning to watch for Christmas?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

I saw that you re-watched Fight Club and it moved up a few spots. What went well for you on your re-watch? Is there anything you have planned to watch for Christmas? I'll be watching a few of my favorite trilogies.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

There are too many movies l own that l've only seen once,so l'm planning to re-watch those,plus l asked for a huge amount of movies for Christmas.l see that Once Upon a Time in the West is higher on your list than The Good,The Bad and The Ugly,do you like it more,or is that just the way it turned out?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/18/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, there has been many changes. You can thank 30 Amazing Movies for that. I hope you've been checking out the reviews, because if there's a movie that's on there that you haven't seen, I'd love to recommend it to you.

That's great. Hopefully some of those films move up on your chart after a re-watch, just like Fight Club did. I was wondering if you had plans for checking out the new Scorsese movie, The Wolf of Wall Street?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/19/2013 Reply  · 

I just saw American Hustle, and I'm happy to report that ti's one of my favorite movies of the year. You should go see it, considering you love David O. Russell's films. In fact, to get you even more excited, I'd say it's better than Silver Linings Playbook!

Yep, I'll keep posting reviews. I just re-watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest yesterday, and will do the same to the original Star Wars trilogy.

DiCaprio might have a shot this year, but there is more competition than usual. The film looks fucking fantastic, but I doubt it can top American Hustle.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

How's life, JC? I saw OUATITW about a week ago and man, what a magnificent film. Still thinking about the experience. I can't say I disliked anything about it. Bronson and the gang just killed their parts, Leone's directing was as confident as ever and Morricone's score would make Beethoven and Mozart insecure. I'm glad I bought it, for this kind of stuff you gotta own, dude.

Merry Christmas in advance :P

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/25/2013 Reply  · 

The flashback scene was awesome. Probably one of the most haunting images in the history of film. Hands down, my favorite part of the movie. I slightly prefer GBU currently but they're separated by only 10 ranks or so. Things could get tight in the future ;)

Apocalypse Now was quite disappointing, on the other hand. It's this pompous and bombastic examination of man's duality and horror of the human spirit that ultimately comes off as the Vietnam war reduced to an acid trip with lots of 'splosions. During the shoot, Coppola famously said that there was nothing worse than a pretentious film. I guess he had forgotten all about this quote by the time he started filming the third act.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/25/2013 Reply  · 

I'll keep that in mind.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/30/2013 Reply  · 

I see you saw Blade Runner. Looking forward to your review if you make one. Is there anything else you wanna see this year before the year ends? I'm trying to fit in all of the films I've missed this year, while keeping up with my 30 Amazing Movies segment.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/5/2014 Reply  · 

I just saw The Godfather! I loved it! I watched again the same day and I loved it even more! I'm glad it's so high on your list! :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, I am planning to watch Part II pretty soon. I'm glad you liked Blade Runner, however, it is starting to fall on my list... Unfortunately, my parents won't let me see Pulp Fiction yet, but I'm sure I would love it. Whenever I can see it, I will definitely watch it :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

Looks like you've been watching a lot of Billy Wilder film's lately,how would you rank them?And what did you think of Streetcar Named Desire?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/17/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen Some Like it Hot?That's my favorite Billy Wilder movie.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 1/26/2014 Reply  · 

Did something go wrong with my friend request?

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

I'm about 2 hours through The Godfather Part II and I love it! :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

Just finished TGF Part II... Whoa

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

How is Stalag-17?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/17/2014 Reply  · 

Ikiru, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Ran and Throne of Blood, in that order are my Kurosawa films.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/21/2014 Reply  · 

I was hoping to ask you a favor. Could you look at films you love that I haven't seen and give me some recommendations. Or movies I have ranked low that you love that I should watch again. Thanks in advance. If you'd like I can do the same for you.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 2/26/2014 Reply  · 

Jared, you are gonna be in for a couple of treats. The next three on your list of shame, Ikiru, Touch of Evil and Bicycle Thieves are each BRILLIANT! I give Ikiru a 5/5, Touch of Evil a VERY HEAVY 4/5 and Bicycle Thieves a solid 4/5.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre was even better on a rewatch for me. 4.5/5

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 2/26/2014 Reply  · 

Also, I saw Sunrise 1927 today, which I LOVED! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on those films.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 2/27/2014 Reply  · 

Glad you enjoyed Touch of Evil. I feel that on my third viewing, I'll like it EVEN more. :)

I feel bad that you can't see Ikiru. I really want to hear your opinion on it. :)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 3/9/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man! I see that you saw Catching Fire and liked it. Anything in particular you have planned to watch over the March break?

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Danielod

Danielod on 3/11/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of Schindler's List! It's one of my favorites. :)

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 3/19/2014 Reply  · 

There are few people like you. Thank you for finding dark knight overrated, then im not the only one on this site

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saddler16

saddler16 on 3/21/2014 Reply  · 

Some Like it Hot!What did you think?I probably told you this already,but it's actually my favorite Billy Wilder film!

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

You need to see Cool Hand Luke

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/14/2014 Reply  · 

Salutations J man. I'm cool.

Splendid that The Shining is working better and better for you with every viewing. What a film. Perfect symmetry right down to the last molecule, it's a cinematographer's dream. Narrative depth so inconspicuous, it's a film critic's nightmare. Amazeballs movie.

I'm kinda busy with studies these days so haven't caught anything good. But safe to say it, all of my free time is devoted to film-viewing.

Thoughts on EWS? My other favorite Kubrick film.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/14/2014 Reply  · 

I know there's a lot of great films that i have not seen I think I seen more terrible films than great films to be honest I just saw Raiders today and it is definitely a great great film I don't know what I was missing out on because that film is great I'm going to watch Temple of Doom probably tomorrow same with Casablanca

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/15/2014 Reply  · 

Haven't seen Strangelove yet. It's high on my priority list.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/17/2014 Reply  · 

But again you should really check out Cool Hand Luke it's a fantastic film it's actually my favorite Paul Newman film ever

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Danielod

Danielod on 4/19/2014 Reply  · 

Hmm. I see you put Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ahead of the Godfather and The Godfather Part II. What made you change that?

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Danielod

Danielod on 4/21/2014 Reply  · 

I am about 1hr 30mins. through Once Upon a time in the West and I am really enjoying it. It is a very smart movie along with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... Sergio Leone is a boss :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 4/21/2014 Reply  · 

Do you have any movies you have planned to watch soon?

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Danielod

Danielod on 4/23/2014 Reply  · 

I'm going to have a Godfather marathon pretty soon. I haven't seen the third one yet, so I will finally get the chance to watch it. :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/8/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of Trainspotting I personally thought it was overrated

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Hey JC, sorry if you've been asked this before, but do you really like Return of the Jedi better than Empire Strikes Back???

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/9/2014 Reply  · 

I two recently watched American Hustle and Her what did you think of both of them?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/13/2014 Reply  · 

I thought American Hustle was pretty good I do agree with you about it all not coming together to well I also thought Her was great very original it's one of those things you can see happening in the future the ending was very powerful

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ReelMovies

ReelMovies on 7/25/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks! Yeah, we do share the same favorite:) We also both have Once Upon a Time in the West in our top 20!

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/31/2014 Reply  · 

I see you saw Collateral. What did you think?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/4/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of guardians?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/4/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of guardians?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/5/2014 Reply  · 

First of all Im watching this movie again.... in 2D! Hate 3D and ruined the experience for me - only screening there was

anyway, yeah Guardians was great. The visuels, soundtrack and characters were fantastic (except ronan which was pretty dull)

Humor was very good, but at times not so much funny as they wanted it to be. Plot ws nothing speciel as well, bad guys fighting evil, but because the movie made fun of that, it actuially made it better and

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Danielod

Danielod on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

I love Collateral!! I'm glad you loved it so much. :) It's my second favorite Michael Mann film, behind Heat.

How was Guardians?

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Caesar

Caesar on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

Ah, thank you!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

I saw Dark Passage the earlier part of this year. It was my first viewing. Since then, I've seen it a few more times. I loved it the first time I saw it. In fact, that very first scene caught my eye, and I knew it was a film for me. Bogart is one of my top 5 favorite actors of all time. Bacall is great too. Yeah, I'd have to agree that Dark Passage is the second best Bogart/Bacall film right behind The Big Sleep. I must say though, I also enjoyed Key Largo. But I do like Dark Passage more, even though Key Largo is more well known for some reason.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

I just bought To Have and Have Not this past weekend. I haven't watched it yet though. I've heard it has a similar feel as Casablanca but not nearly as good. Is this accurate?

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/15/2014 Reply  · 

I see IB moved up in the top 10 and the Leone and Coppola films switched back. :) Did you re-watch them?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

I keep checking your list daily to see if it has changed lol. You have such great taste in movies!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man, I'm conducting somewhat of a survey with what I perceive to be the diehard movie fans on this site.. How long has your #1 movie been your absolute favorite? And do you think it will ever change? How loyal and/or biased are you to that movie? Also, the same questions apply for your top 5 as well as your top 10. Are they pretty much edged in stone on your chart or have your top 5 and/or top 10 changed over the past few years?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 9/30/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, BTW, what happened to Inception on your list? Wasn't that like one of your absolute favorite's before?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 10/1/2014 Reply  · 

Okay. I don't rewatch movies that much myself. Usually when I rewatch a film it has been such a long time ago I saw the film, that I have forgotten most of the movie, haha

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Nils98

Nils98 on 10/1/2014 Reply  · 

So what are you most excited to see this fall season? I'm personally dying to see Gone Girl, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Interstellar. Oh, man Interstellar looks so good!

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smatticus

smatticus on 10/4/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man, I see you've been commenting a lot on David Fincher films recently, presumably in anticipation or in hindsight of seeing Gone Girl (which I am really looking forward to), and am quite surprised to see you praise Alien 3. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember you despising that film (as I recall we almost got into a heated keyboard war over it some time ago, before I backtracked on my joking but admittedly sardonic comments). What changed out of interest?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/5/2014 Reply  · 

Always great to hear from you JC, you probably know that by now lol. Definitely gonna check out Gone Girl. Ready as ever!!

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

The Thin Red Line is by a mile the best war movie I've ever seen. It's a look into the implications of war's futility from every possible angle; the emotional trauma every soldier is subjected to, the chaos and carnage on the battlefield, and the senseless destruction of nature, life, and harmony. A confluence of sheer technical brilliance and an affectivity Malick has always been renowned for. I still keep thinking about it every day.

The Master is another fascinating addition to PTA's impressive oeuvre. The most important scenes are the ones where Freddie walks from the wooden wall to the window in a periodic fashion under his master's directions. Those scenes reminded me so much of the Ludovico technique in A Clockwork Orange--not to the same extreme degree but a similar principle is involved. An attempt is made to reshape the protagonist's inherent personality so that he can let go of his elemental urges and become a productive member of the society (in The Master's case, The Cause). It's necessary Lancaster at least teaches Freddie how to "act" out a certain situation if not actually alter who he is or what he's become. The important question is, can it be done? Perhaps the answer is no as, in spite of Dodd's best efforts, Freddie still pummels the publisher to the floor when he expresses his dislike for Dodd's writing. The man simply is not bound by diplomacy. This is the interpretation that I agree with the most and which forms the central theme of the film. I could be wrong however. At any rate, there's a lot of stuff going on in The Master. One could also see the film as the search for a purpose in life (a "cause") amidst the anxiety and despondence of a post-war world. Every character in the film is subservient to its master; Dodd is Freddie's master, Peggy Dodd's, and The Cause Peggy's. The doctrines of The Cause would like us to believe that our actions in this lifetime aren't meaningless, and that their net result gets added to our subsequent incarnations in the circle of existence.

Needed to share these thoughts with someone and I'd love to hear your take on The Master too. There's still a lot to uncover about this film, I feel.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

Bro, I saw Magnolia way back in 2011 so don't really remember everything about it. That's why it's just inside my top 100, definitely needs a reevaluation. I do remember how sensational Cruise was in this film however, and that ending is still one of the most outrageous endings ever. No other ending would've completed the multiple storylines with such finality. I feel like watching it again and getting back to you.

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

Just out of curiosity, what is your favorite movie trilogy and what is your favorite movie from that trilogy?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

Thank you for your reply to my earlier question(s) about your favorite film and your top ten. I asked this question to various people because I've battled with replacing my #1 film for over a year now. I saw Casablanca for the first time in 1999 I think. It left a profound impression on me. It soon became my favorite film as I would routinely revisit it. So, for roughly 15 years, Casablanca has been my favorite film. I've had some really good times with it as well. I first saw it when I was in the military. I just relate to so much of the film. Oddly enough, I relate to both Victor Laszlo AND Rick Blaine!! Victor for the military lifestyle that requires you to be away from the love of your life, and Rick for the duality of choosing between someone you love and doing the right thing. So many themes strike all the right chords with me.

Fast-forward the time to 2013. I saw Vertigo for the first time ever. It blew me away more than any film I had ever seen. Everything about it was brilliant. And the more I watched it, I began to develop an obsession for it. I've never watched a film so many times in such a short span. I watched Vertigo more than ten times in a month. It just drew me in. I wanted to put it as my #1 film, but I didn't want to make a decision based on a knee-jerk reaction. So, I gave it time to see if my affinity for it would lessen. I even forced myself to stop watching it so much. Well, a few weeks ago, I showed it to some friends and family. I discovered that my affection for this film hadn't changed a bit. So now comes the hard part. I almost feel like I'm cheating on Casablanca if I put Vertigo #1. To answer my own question, I'm very loyal to my favorite film of all time. But I think the time has come for me to be true to my chart and put Vertigo at #1.

I've seen Casablanca recently and I still love it as much as I did when I first watched it. But I think I enjoy Vertigo from start to finish a little more than I love Casablanca from start to finish.

I know I'm probably taking this way too serious, but watching movies is one of my favorite pass times. What do you think? Have you ever had this dilemma?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 11/9/2014 Reply  · 

Loved it bro. I definitely see Gone Girl as a return to form for Fincher. His post-Zodiac work hasn't been of note in my opinion but this was a step in the right direction. Twisted, pulpy mainstream entertainment in the same vein as The Social Network and The Game but executed better. Excellent performances across the board, no actor blights the movie in any way. I love how the story is a well-balanced melange of different tones and genres. There's mystery, satire (media and the institution of marriage), absurdist drama, and even psychological horror (the Neil Patrick Harris scene was unexpectedly shocking). I'm still a little iffy about the last 20 minutes or so. That's when the film becomes too outlandish to be true. If there's one segment that made me give an incredulous gasp, it's that one. All the technical stuff is top-notch; typical Fincher. Soundtrack by Reznor and Rose is superb -- subtle, always in the background, never threatening to overpower what's going on on-screen but supporting it (just how a score should be).

This film has some of the more curious material Fincher has explored in his career. Against the backdrop of a media frenzy, Gone Girl uses its dysfunctional set of characters to give a thought-provoking perspective on the prevalence and nature of deception and manipulation. Amazing Amy is hardly amazing, she's a cold-blooded sociopath who destroys lives (literally and figuratively). Nick Dunne isn't the loving husband we assume at the start either. He deceives his wife and his sister by keeping them in the dark about his clandestine extramarital affair, and then the media by mixing truths with lies to re-establish his public image. And Tyler Perry's character is an opportunistic attorney, 'nuff said. Not only the media's, the viewer's opinion of the characters fluctuates too. Amy's narration in the guise of diary entries is a brilliant cinematic technique as it misdirects the police AS WELL AS the audience, further buttressing the themes of fickle perceptions which are cinematically rendered with precision and thought. It's Fincher playing to his strengths as a storyteller: Hitchcokian with a dash of raunch.

Gone Girl is top-tier Fincher. I still haven't watched Interstellar. Will probably catch it on Tuesday. Care to share your spoiler-free thoughts? :)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 11/10/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, it was great. I'm surprised you have it ahead of GBU though.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 11/12/2014 Reply  · 

Totally with you on Interstellar's emotional kernel. Not saying Nolan is a cold filmmaker, but I've always found his work to be cerebral. More often than not, it engages the mind far more than the heart. Not here. There's a genuine warmth to the story and you're just as invested in the characters and their relationships as the dense cosmic themes. The more I think about it, the more I realize how poignant Cooper's journey is. In fact, of all the tragic, remorseful characters Nolan has ever written, he just might be the most tragic one. Sincerely embodies what it takes for a father to make giant sacrifices for his children. McConaughey nailed it -- the whole cast did, in fact.

If you start decrypting Interstellar's themes, you'll realize that Nolan is very much a modern auteur, and all of his films are imbued with similar subject matter and approach to fleshing out characters. Time manipulation/dilation is prevalent in Inception (dream time and real time), Interstellar (hours turn into years due to gravitational pull), and Memento; the subtle connection between water and leaving the known physical realm in Inception, The Prestige, and Interstellar; most protagonists are filled with remorse over time and love lost (Inception, BB, Interstellar); white lies and how the outright truth can sometimes be more destructive than a veiled truth in TDK (Gordon and Batman's pact), Memento, and Interstellar (set the honesty level at 90%); entering a different physical dimension altogether in Inception (the subconscious mind), The Prestige (Tesla's machine), and Interstellar (black holes, worm holes, and the 5-dimesnional tesseract) -- and much more. Irrespective of story or genre, there's a nexus between ideas, characters, and visual style in all of his films. A Chris Nolan film is easy to recognize.

The film is pro-love AND pro-science, treating the two as mutually compatible. Matt Damon's cameo was lovely, proving there's more at play than just survival instinct that keeps us going as a species -- something called "love." It's sentimental at times, sure, but that sentimentality is warranted and well earned in my opinion. I don't think it ever bothered me to the point of nausea. Interstellar isn't my favorite, but it's certainly ONE OF Nolan's best.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 11/12/2014 Reply  · 

By the Gone Girl comment, I meant that the score shouldn't be distracting or take you out of the visuals, it should enhance them. Gone Girl's score is different from Interstellar's in that it's more reliant on build-up -- it takes its time before reaching the money shot. Hans Zimmer has been accused of creating bombastic scores in the past but I don't this criticism holds water in regard to Interstellar. Some moments were absolutely magical thanks to the score. The scene where they're chasing the surveillance drone through the cornfield comes to mind. And several passages of space travel take place in complete silence, giving a good feel of the vastness and emptiness of outer space. The score is loud only when the scenes demand it to be.

The inaudible dialog is probably a sound-mixing issue anyway. I don't think Zimmer should be blamed for that.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, buddy - Platoon WTF?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

Also, if I may ask, what made you disappointed with The Desolation of Smaug?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

Hmph....I see. I for one is absurdly, extremely, unhealthy excited for The Battle of the Five Armies.

I can see what you mean about the action sequences since there rarely are any in the book, but I also love the action scenes that are in there. Even though there's added action scenes and added characters I think the main core and atmosphere of the book is captured perfectly on screen. I love all the actors too.

I love Middle-Earth more than anyone possibly could. After The Battle of the Five Armies there won't be any Lord of the Rings trilogy anymore - but instead a Middle-Earth saga containing six chapters of what is my absolutely favorite franchise ever. To me there's no unnecessary stuff since that is just an additional minute to spend in this incredible universe.

I cannot wait for The Battle of the Five Armies and I cannot wait to re watch the entire extended trilogy when it comes out. Add those 9-hours onto the 12-hours of The Lord of the Rings-trilogy and what you got is 21-hours of the purest movie magic there is.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/2/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Jared,

You should think about creating a Facebook account (if you don't already have one) and join Flickcharters. It's fun!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/flickcharters

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 12/16/2014 Reply  · 

What do you think will win best picture in the 2015 Oscars?

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 12/17/2014 Reply  · 

The odds for Boyhood look promising with the critics praising reception. Boyhood is the best film that I have seen for this year so far, I have still to wait for the UK release of Birdman and Whiplash which look really good and possible contenders.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 12/24/2014 Reply  · 

So you didn't like The Battle of the Five Armies, huh? I can see why, it's definitely the worst out of the six movies. I still love it though. I re-watched the entire six movie saga; from An Unexpected Journey to The Return of the King, and I realized how big the quality difference is between The Return of the King and The Battle of the Five Armies. There are so many flaws in BOFA, while ROTK is perfect (!). I mean what the hell was up with Legolas running on falling stone blocks, and CGI Dain, and the forced love story (I was hoping that this would turn into something in this film, but apparently not), and Alfrid (not that I hate him, but really? 25 freakin' minutes of screen time?! They chose to spend their screen time on him instead of well I don't know-BILBO?!?!).....and the painfully weak orcs who die if you cough at them. And where was the grit from The Lord of the Rings? And why did we get no resolution from any of the characters besides Bilbo???

Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts/rant on the film.... ;-P

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Nils98

Nils98 on 12/25/2014 Reply  · 

No matter that I love it, I actually fully understand all your negatives. The CGI is way, way, way, way (!!!!!!) overused in this one. I wouldn't say that it's bad, but it's just so much that it becomes an animation at times. The Lord of the Rings looks far more realistic. The dialogue was ridiculous at times. I mean "why does it hurt so much".....what the hell was that?!?!?! CGI Dain-what??? Wereworms-what??? And why is it rushed??? The Lord of the Rings is perfect and this, well, wasn't. Still love it though, but it does certainly have its issues.

I also thought that the Aragorn reference was forced, but then I saw The Lord of the Rings again and now I like it. I had to see it from a different perspective. I mean, if it is the first time you saw these films, and you start with An Unexpected Journey and then watches them all the way to The Return of the King, then those references to The Lord of the Rings would feel more natural. It would be a bridge to those films. It's those references and the characters from The Hobbit that ties these two trilogies together. Without that there would be no bridge between the two trilogies and it might have appeared less coherent.

Everything in The Lord of the Rings is superior to The Hobbit, well, almost everything at least.

Most people who dislike these films are pretty stupid and their flaws are sometimes very weird, but you...you bring up some really good points.



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Nils98

Nils98 on 12/30/2014 Reply  · 

I loved The Battle of the Five Armies, but it's also the worst out of the six by far. Here are the biggest mistakes made by the movie.

The 5 biggest issues with The Battle of the Five Armies:

1. Well, let's just address the huge frikkin' elephant (mûmak if you will) in the room; the overuse of CGI. Ok, sure the CGI does look fantastic for the most part, but sometimes it does not and when it doesn't it shows...like alot! I personally defended the first two films "overuse" of visual effects, since I didn't have that problem with them, but in this one though it's kinda ridiculous. The battle, and Smaug has to be mostly CGI, I get it, but couldn't the rest of the movie have been less heavy with the CG? If you take a look at The Lord of the Rings battles and then at TBOFA you'll see how much more realistic The Lord of the Rings battles looks. It's gritty and dirty, and for younger viewers, possibly quite scary, but in The Battle of the Five Armies there aren't anything frightening about the battle scenes. As I said, the CGI does mostly look really great, but sometimes it's overkill. Especially considering that they decided to make an entire character a fully computer generated creature - Dain - that didn't even look well (and, you know, Legolas defying gravity...)

2. The love story. Alright....*sigh*. I had hopes for this, like actual hopes about this plot. But in the end it turned out to be nothing more than a forced love story with nothing to back it up with. Tauriel and Kili as characters are great, and Evangeline Lily and Aidan Turner play their roles very well respectively. It's just very hard to take this love story seriously when it has no build up and no resolution. They should have just added Tauriel to be a badass female hero instead of a love interest. Kili should have died protecting or avenging his brother instead. And also this love story led us to what may be the worst line in the saga (and possibly the worst delivered one as well); "why does it hurt so much?!".......I got nothing to say o_O.....

3. Alfrid. Oh well. Alfrid, my dear Alfrid. To clarify I don't hate his character and I didn't hate his character in The Desolation of Smaug either ( I actually kinda dug him in that, because in that movie his screen time was justified), but in this movie he ruins some scenes. Like stuffing gold into his brassiere, I mean what the hell was that?!?!?! Both you and I, and everyone knows that Jackson can do better than this! And also, his character his so damn cliched too. I mean Wormtongue was definitely one of the weaker character's in The Lord of the Rings (which doesn't say much since almost all of the characters in those movies were incredible), and Alfrid gets more screentime than him and is much worse than him. There's like 20-25 minutes of Alfrid in this movie, that could have been spent else where (but more on that later) .

4. The lack of grit. Ok, this is probably the least mayor of these five but it still needs to be addressed. As I mentioned earlier there were grit and darkness in The Lord of the Rings movies. All the orcs were dirty and filthy, and they were like that because of the prosthetic (which is yet to be matched in any production I have ever seen). In The Battle of the Five Armies though there are very (very, very, very) few that are prosthetic. Almost all of them are CG. Though that's not what bothers me (well, obviously it bothers me, but not as much as the following thing). What bothers me is how all combat is completely deprived of grit. Sure there are a few beheadings....but that's it. That's how far that goes. I remember this particular shot when the orcs clash with the dwarves. This shot should have shown the front orc ranks being run-through by the dwarves' spears, but instead the spears collide against the orcs' armors, and yet they die. They die for nothing. Another shot sees two elves team up on an orc. One of the elf's slashes his sword against the orc's back. Against it, not through it, but against it. The sound makes a "cling"-like noise and the elven blade then bounces off the orc's armor, and then he dies. How? How can he die? The blade didn't even cut through his armor and yet he died! Dwalin also rams his hammer/axe (thingy) into the stomach of an orc, and he also died. The trolls also die by like six arrows, when it took a full fusillade of arrows to take down the Olog-Hai trolls in The Return of the King, when the Olog-Hais are around half as large as the non-canon trolls in this movie. The grit made The Lord of the Rings as good as it was. Without it, it would have felt like a cartoon (which this movie sometimes felt like during those grit-less battle scenes). This is weird since there definitely was a certain grit in the two earlier movies.

5. The runtime. 144-minutes. 144. Seventeen minutes shorter than the previous installment that already was the shortest one. I get why it's "only" 2hrs 24min. It's to speed up the movie, to improve the pacing right? Yes, obviously. People have been complaining and whining during these last two films that they are too long. So therefore this final installment has to be cut down to the bone-marrow. But did it work? I didn't think so. This movie is 144-minutes long and is stuffed with, A; a forced, unnecessary love story, and B; Alfrid. A character nobody cares about yet he gets more screentime than most characters This of course means that they had to cut alot of relevant stuff of the finished film and probably even the script. If you during this film asked yourself; "why isn't there more Bilbo in this movie?" Yes indeed, why is there not more Bilbo in this movie? After all, he is the main character. Well, the answer to that is "obvious"; because we "needed" more Alfrid and more of the romance. We "needed" that. There are characters in this movie, mayor characters that has been in all of these movies, that barely, or maybe even doesn't, get a single line in the movie. Because of Alfrid: the hunchback with a uni-brow. All of this weird prioritized time spending also leads to a very rushed ending, absent of alot of resolutions. Like, what happened to Dale and Bard and Lake-town, what happened to Tauriel after she clearly should have been killed off, what happened to the rest of the dwarves and why didn't we get to see Dain's coronation or Thorin, Fili and Kili's funeral??? So many unanswered questions just because they had to have more Alfrid and other unnecessaries.

Those are the 5 biggest issues or mistakes that I found with the film. Just felt like I needed to make this list for some odd reason. Must really sound like I'm hating this movie now, right? But I don't, I still love it. Just not as much as any of the other five or even as much as I perhaps hoped, or wanted to.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 12/30/2014 Reply  · 

hahaha ;-P

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/14/2015 Reply  · 

How's it going, man? Seen any classics lately?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/15/2015 Reply  · 

Pretty good, man. I, like you, are experimenting with a lot of films lately.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 1/21/2015 Reply  · 

If you could choose which actors should win the Oscars in the four categories, who would you choose and why them? You can choose actors who weren't nominated as well.

What movies are you looking forward to in 2015?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/22/2015 Reply  · 

How unbelievably badass is Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/22/2015 Reply  · 

It got to the point when I was rooting for HIM! HAHAHA.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 1/22/2015 Reply  · 

Well, exactly your picks actually :D
Jake Gyllenhaal, J.K Simmons, Rosamund Pike and Patricia Arquette.

I mean how great wasn't J.K Simmons and Jake Gyllenhaal?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 1/23/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah he was amazing. Though I think J.K Simmons delivered the better performance. Probably one of the best I've ever seen.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/31/2015 Reply  · 

Just letting you know that I can't get on Letterboxd. Tell Dinelka if he asks.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/1/2015 Reply  · 

Do you want me to answer the question on here? Or can you wait?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 3/11/2015 Reply  · 

Congrats on 1000 movies!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 3/15/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah dude, Clint is the man. "You're gonna look awful silly with that knife stickin' out yer ass..."

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man, I just watched Harakiri for the first time and was amazed to say the least! I then watched Rashomon and loved it as well. So, I'm now making it my business to watch more from Kobayashi and Kurosawa. I'm familiar with their filmographies. How would you rank their films with relation to each other? Also, in what recommended order should I watch them?

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rapskie08 on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

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Nils98

Nils98 on 8/3/2015 Reply  · 

I watched Once Upon a Time in the West for the first time a few days ago. Now I understand why you like it more than The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I mean, I still prefer The Good, the Bad and the Ugly but Once Upon a Time in the West was incredible, man.

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luke34

luke34 on 8/15/2015 Reply  · 

Great list! Sergio Leone fan?

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Man I looked through your top films. You have great taste. I noticed you have Magnolia quite high up. What was your thoughts on that movie and what do you think of Paul Thomas Anderson?

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 10/24/2015 Reply  · 

I really like how original PTA's films are, like he just wants to create a rich atmosphere with rich characters and drama. Though I haven't seen Punch-Drunk Love or Hard Eight, I've found all the ones I have seen quite good.

My least favourite is definitely The Master which I found really really weird. Though Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were fantastic in it. My main problem with The Master is how I didn't know what was going on most of the time, like suddenly the women in the room are naked. I haven't really formed a solid opinion on it yet though, and since it's PTA there's probably more to it which I'll have to look for on a re-watch.

Inherent Vice was a bit hard to follow but was fun and reminded me of The Big Lebowski. I liked it's message of how lifes scope exceed's Doc Sportello's grasp so he just does what he can to do the right thing. It was hilarious in parts, and I loved Josh Brolin in it.

Boogie Nights was a really fun time which was also hilarious and had some great dramatic moments as well. Great performances from all around.

Magnolia is the most powerful film for me with its sheer emotion. I definitely think this is Tom Cruise's best performance as well. The biggest issue I have with it is definitely it's ending which I felt just cut off and felt out of place like everybody just said "welp, shit happens". Still real good though.

Daniel Day-Lewis was outstanding in There Will Be Blood which is my favourite PTA film alongside Magnolia, though I constantly change my mind on which I prefer. A real rich drama, and definitely one of the greatest films of the 2000s.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/11/2015 Reply  · 

Fantastic list you have there! We seem to think similarly of Kubrick's films.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/11/2015 Reply  · 

That's great! I've only just made a letterboxd this past weekend so I haven't done a whole lot with it just yet.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/24/2015 Reply  · 

This is an outrage!

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/25/2015 Reply  · 

I'm trying!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/5/2016 Reply  · 

What'd ya think of City of God?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/31/2016 Reply  · 

It was ok. I'm a huge Cary Grant fan as well. I must admit though that he tends to overdo it when it comes to screwball comedies. Of course that's what those roles usually call for, so it's not really a flaw but more of a preference issue for me. I prefer him in a more refined role such as Notorious, which was about as seriously as I've seen Grant. But even in more lighthearted roles, I prefer him in espionage types like NXNW and Charade. But I must admit there I one screwball comedy of his that I love more than most and that's His Girl Friend Friday. But as for Monkey Business, I enjoyed it, but the goofiness that ensued after taking the serum is a bit much. There were moments that simply weren't genuinely funny to me. At some point, it seemed like he was trying too hard to manufacture humor rather than it coming off naturally.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/31/2016 Reply  · 

Excuse all the typos. Using my phone and didn't proofread. Hate autocorrect.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/1/2016 Reply  · 

I can understand how my comment on Monkey Business would lead you to believe I didn’t like it, but I actually did. Although I stand by my comments on overdoing the humor, I still liked it. I just prefer Grant’s other roles that I mentioned.

And yes, I love Arsenic and Old Lace. Grant gets a bit cartoony there as well, but it doesn’t affect me as much for some reason. I think the idea of those sweet, yet murderous old ladies reeled me in!

I have not seen Bringing Up Baby. Should I? By the way, I’m a fan of Philadelphia Story. So do you think I’ll like Bringing Up Baby based on what you know about my taste in Grant films?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/2/2016 Reply  · 

Okay, I’ll have to check out BUB. My favorite screwball comedy is probably His Girl Friday. Have you seen it? If so, what are your thoughts?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/24/2016 Reply  · 

Hi there man! I’m doing well and wish you likewise. I’m always glad when someone leaves a comment or two on my page which forces me to come back and rekindle old ties with this site. Some users I remember clearly, others ring a bell, and with some I draw a blank. I’ve always wondered, that Flickchart knows how to attract new users but does it know how to keep the old ones from moving on to other things? I guess in the long run only true film buffs such as yourself, JC 13, will stick around with undying devotion.

The Revenant, oh yeah loved it man. I had been waiting so long for it and it didn’t disappoint. Right off the bat, even before we reach the devastating bear attack, the opening battle in the forest foretells this’ll be the ultimate test for our protagonist – not just of survival but of the will to survive. I expected it to be as brutal as it was but not as emotional. The father-son relationship, although historically inaccurate, was very well done, and scenes of the most unforgiving brutality are interspersed with breathtaking scenic beauty, in natural lighting. I don’t consider this Lubezki’s best work, but it’s pretty close. (His best are The Tree of Life and Sleepy Hollow, imo.)

DiCaprio was awesome and won the Oscar – deservedly, I might add – but the standout performer for me was Tomy Hardy, who really succeeds in portraying Fitzgerald as a bitter, repellent miscreant. He’s one of those characters who make your skin crawl, and it’s not hard to see the scars in his psyche run deeper than those on his scalp.

I also wanted to further elaborate on the historical inaccuracies and liberties: While they make the film more dramatically engaging in some parts, they also reduce the story to your typical revenge flick. The real Hugh Glass didn’t have a Native-American son who was wrongfully taken away from him, and, for this reason, his schlep, although fuelled by revenge just like in the film, was a spiritual one of self-discovery and defiance. In real life, once Glass had completed his journey, he was able to summon the moral strength to let his abandoners slide. In the film, this is rendered impossible, what with the unforgivable crime of his son’s murder, which makes for a less unique revenge tale.

Aside from that, there was high-quality stuff all the way. Not surprised it’s your favorite of 2015.



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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/25/2016 Reply  · 

I have heard of Letterboxd and many of my friends have requested me to join it, but I find no incentive. Its concept does not appeal to me very much, unfortunately.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 5/18/2016 Reply  · 

I absolutely loved Sleuth (1972). I'm amazed with what Mankiewicz was able to accomplish with essentially 2 actors in the entire movie, which had a relatively long runtime of 2 hours and 18 minutes. Amazing feat, if you ask me.

The dialogue was sensational. Smart and witty are the words that come to mind. Olivier and Caine were spot-on, as usual. The plot was intricately woven and engaging throughout. I thought it could've been done in two hours flat though. The first 30 minutes (excluding that remarkable intro in the maze garden) could've made better use of time.

The ending was great as well. It's a movie that I'll probably revisit and see more details and nuances that I missed the first time around. Particularly, I'm curious to know the significance of the red rain coat and hat.

There were some details that I found a bit too unbelievable, but I'll spare you the specifics for the sake of not spoiling the movie for those reading but haven't seen it. All in all though, I was very pleased with the movie. It makes me want to check out the lower rated remake of 2007 with Michael Caine now playing the older guy and Jude Law playing the young debonaire.

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jayrmoore

jayrmoore on 9/24/2016 Reply  · 

Hey, I was reading your comments about Letterboxd and joined it. What is the point of it? Is it just to make lists?

Have you been on a Horror kick? How did you like Friday 9 and 10?

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djones16

djones16 on Oct 24 Reply  · 

loving your list very nice taste there

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