Maddhatter's User Profile

Maddhatter

9/20/2009 joined Flickchart

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32941 rankings / 1886 movies / 81 comments

138 days, 7 hours, 52 minutes spent watching movies

Maddhatter's Favorite Movies

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Pulp Fiction One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Once Upon a Time in America The Shining It's a Wonderful Life GoodFellas Rashômon Once Upon a Time in the West Howl's Moving Castle

Maddhatter's Recently Added Movies

This Is the End Diary of a Mad Black Woman Shrek Forever After White House Down Us

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Comments (61)

 
Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 5/14/2012 Reply  · 

My Mary and Max review i up, if you're interested. http://www.squidoo.com/stop-motion-animation2

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

Our common love for Se7en and The Shining? I think it was you who replied to my comment on Squaremaster's profile. I don't know.... I just felt like sending you a friend request.

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johnmason

johnmason on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

Gotta keep the Flickchart faith. :)

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Reelz

Reelz on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Well, the reason I'm starting to use now is just out of the simple thought of becoming friends with as many people as possible on here so I can observe their charts and try to broaden my own film horizons. There's even a possible chance that I may ask of you as a reference for a specific film or maybe even vice versa. I just like to talk about films with people. I also really dig your love for Pulp Fiction.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Sure. What do you wanna talk about?

You've got a pretty awesome top 10, by the way.

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ToryK

ToryK on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

No, just 8. But I'm a huge Leone fan, Kurosawa's cool, and I know it's become cool to hate on Tarantino, but the guy makes entertaining movies.

I noticed you added Fireball. Are you generally into Asian cinema? And how was The Hunter? Been meaning to watch that.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Sup. I just tend to send friend requests to anyone with a decent top 10, although there isn't much of a community aspect here besides comments.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've seen more movies than I listed, but I guess I'm not really going out of my way to rate... Jumanji, or I, Robot, or something. You know, stuff that there's really no reason for me to rate because I feel nothing about it. My profile's definitely in progress, regardless.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

I hate on a lot of stuff, but I'm rarely very serious about it

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

I hate, hate, hate Zombieland and the Dawn of the Dead remake. I seriously nerdrage about these new zombie movies. Juno (and anything "mumblecore" related) gets me pretty genuinely angry too.

If you mean "worst" in a "haha B movie" sort of way, I'd have to say One Armed Swordsman Against 9 Killers. But that movie's so bad I love it.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Probably, unless it's Italian or made in the 70s, then I probably like it.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

I don't even know what that is (not in a "I swear I don't know why that guy keeps calling" sort of way)

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, is that the one where the zombies use guns? I haven't seen it, but it sounds dumb to me.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

I almost went out of my way to see it when I was on an Italian horror kick, glad I didn't get around to it. Someone should have told me to stick to Argento and Fulci.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

I'm pretty iffy on both of 'em. They're heavily flawed, but the flaws are part of the charm in a way.
Argento was involved in some way with Dawn of the Dead and Once Upon a Time in the West, though, so he may have more talent than his own movies suggest.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Nah. Gotta be either Japan or China. China for their 70s-90s action output, and Japan because it's like they're still stuck in the 70s in terms of how much they experiment. Italy's up there, though.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Fistful of Dollars any good? That's the one "big" film of his I haven't seen.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, part of his well known trilogy, anyway.
(Also, getting off for a while, replies may not be fast)

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Nah, I've given up on blockbusters. I don't like the CGI, the actors, the clean digital look, anything. There is an independent theater on main street though, and I go there when something catches my interest. Usually it's some forgettable French drama, but at least it's something.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Maybe, but it's not really a matter of principle as much as it is that most mainstream movies these days are pretty bad/shallow/insulting/stupid. Film was always an industry, but it was always balanced with an element of art. Hollywood feels like 100% commerce these days though.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Cleckley's dead. I killed him and/or possessed his virtual being, so you'll have to take up the lost art of convo with me.

But this idea that friends should speak is a logical one and I'm down with it. So, um, I don't like walks on the beach or driving in the rain. I do like sports, movies and time-wasting in general. I don't like being productive, but I'm a fan of the free-market. I think Miyazaki, depth, empathy and blowjobs are all overrated. Sex appeal, boobs, Twilight and people that can dodge bullets and tornado kicks are underrated.

But off the bat... if you're a fan of Japanese cinema, Koki Mitani is definitely your man. And say, why, if you hate Street Fighter, have you not been committed?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, my chart under the Cleckley profile was all out of wack, so I started from scratch. Anyway, all Cleckley related questions can now be referred to this profile.

How is it that you've seen both Fireball and Dynamite Warrior, but have yet to add Wheels on Meals and Dragons Forever? And some of the Bruce stuff? And have Enter the Dragon and Tom Yum Goong way down in the bowels of your MA chart? And, most disturbingly, have a Segal film in your Top 10 MA?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

All in jest. =)

But nothing I can think of at this juncture. That Seagal bombshell you dropped just gave me vertigo. Added to the Bruce Lee hate... it's like a fatality to my nuts.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Interesting because I named my left nut Steven Seagal and my right nut Bruce Lee.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 10/1/2012 Reply  · 

So one is dead and the other was never any good to begin with? =)

True, Bruce was prototypical (Road House, in its gloriously entertaining stupidity, wouldn't exist without him). Yes, many have surpassed him in aerials and set-pieces; some may have matched him in speed; others still have fused their arts with an elegant interaction with the set/mise en scène or whatnot.

To my mind, none have combined his electric charisma with both speed, power and elegance. That boy was just raw badass. Even if some of his kicks weren't "textbook" he did display screen-fighting skills that justify his legend.

Anyway, don't gotta apologize for liking a movie, even if it is a movie starring Seagal.

All gravy. Interesting Top 10. I think only three of those will fare well in my chart, the other seven float from mid to bottom tier, but interesting nonetheless

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Caesar

Caesar on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Maddhatter,

I really like how eclectic your top 100 is and how you're not afraid to embrace movies that aren't necessarily critical favorites (Lucky Number Slevin, The Postman). I'm very much the same way. :)

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/1/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, my top 100 has quite a few films that are not exactly critically acclaimed: Con Air, The Rock, National Treasure, The Fast and the Furious, Transformers, Clash of the Titans, Rocky IV, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time...Admittedly, the brainless action-adventure flick has long been a weakness of mine.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 10/1/2012 Reply  · 

What do you mean about my decades chart?

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/1/2012 Reply  · 

You've seen the "Nicolas Cage Losing His Sh*t" YouTube video, right? There is something genius about an actor who performs in such a manner that one cannot determine whether he is great or awful.

Nicky Cage is a mad, medieval castle-buying, acting genius.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/2/2012 Reply  · 

Do you have any favorite actors and/or directors, Maddhatter?

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I saw you had Trollhunter rated pretty high. I read online somewhere that it's like if Cloverfield and Blair Witch had a strange Norwegian baby. Was it entertaining?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

I see what you mean, but I've seen a similar pattern on other people's pages. Anyway, I was watching a bunch of silent films for a bit, so that's why the 1920s is a bit larger than the rest. But I really should watch more from the '70s.

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

Korea has been awesome. I still have some stuff I really need to watch. Need to catch up on Kim Ji-woon and Ryu Seung-wan. I still haven't seen The Chaser, The Host, The Yellow Sea, or Attack the Gas Station. But it's amazing how nobody knew a thing about what their films were like and then - BOOM - we start getting stuff like Shiri and the Vengeance trilogy.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

I accepted my request, and now I appear on my friends list 4 times. wut

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

Well, it wasn't that bad for the first five times, lol.

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ear

ear on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

Your favorite list is impressive and we seem to appreciate films that think outside the box. I just saw "The Master" and was quite impressed.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/8/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, you've seen 81 films out of the top 100 already. That's pretty damn good.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/9/2012 Reply  · 

Whoa, you have Raiders of the Lost Ark way down at #1243? Yeah, you're probably going to hate the sequels. But look at it this way: Those two movies are only two hours apiece and, once you watch them, you'll NEVER have to watch them again for the rest of your life.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

I guess that should give me a reason to try and watch older, perhaps better, films then the some of the ugly stuff that's produced in this day and age. I actually find myself enjoying movies from the 40's and 50's than I do with some of the modern stuff. Well, at least the 90's aren't too far behind...

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ear

ear on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

I have slowed down but I will go out of the way to see a good movie. Great films are becoming harder to come by.
I'm a true cinefile.

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ear

ear on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

I'm always up for some good recommendations.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

The Flickchart never lies.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

Oh loved it man! Fantastic film. One of my favorites now. Not one actor gives a bad performance. The entire cast does a superb job, especially DiCaprio. He surprised me the most. The premise seems interesting right from the start and the intensity just keeps on increasing as the story progresses. The ending bothered me a bit though. All the main players get terminated at the blink of an eye. The last 5 minutes are like a bullet-to-the-head fest. My friends tell me the Hong Kong version is even more serious and darker in its tone, so I'll check that out as well. Overall great film, even if you count the poorly executed ending. I enjoyed it more than GoodFellas, but it's not as good as Casino. Just my opinion.

P.S.- I know you have GoodFellas at no. 8 :]

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I know I'm in the minority on that. I still love GoodFellas.

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 10/11/2012 Reply  · 

Just to see what other people see in movies. Maybe ask about a movie you've seen that I haven't. I want to talk to people who love movies, I don't have any friends that like movies as much as I do.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/11/2012 Reply  · 

He's definitely one of my favorites. I'm a huge fan of PTA and Nolan as well. I love Reservoir Dogs and Basterds but QT's other works don't appeal to me that much.

I'm guessing Leone is your favorite director.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/11/2012 Reply  · 

Leone is great. I've only seen GBU by him and loved it. Such a unique voice and an inspiration to guys like Tarantino. My feelings toward Kubrick are mixed. The Shining is a goddamn masterpiece and one of my favorites. On the other hand, 2001 was too slow, too ambiguous in the territories it wished to explore. Didn't like it. FMJ was great and Eyes Wide Shut looks promising, so I haven't fully formed an opinion on him as of yet.

I love Fincher as well. Se7en is my favorite film of all time. Loved the energy in FC and the intensity of Zodiac. Although TSN was lacking on the emotional front, it's still a fine piece of filmmaking. What are your thoughts on Fincher? I know you like Se7en :)

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/12/2012 Reply  · 

Ouch, you don't like Back to the Future either?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Nope. Who agrees with me?

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Not I. Loves me some Back to the Future.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

I don't understand why people love it, unless yer blinded by childhood nostalgia.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Admittedly, childhood nostalgia plays a big part in it.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Aha! I knew it

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah my top ten is for real. You got some good classics in yours. Howl's moving castle is great. I'm a huge studio Ghibli fan.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Agree dude. Except Zodiac, I'm not a huge fan of his post-'90s filmography. I guess the suspense and tension in Zodiac more than compensated for its slow pace. 2001 seemed to be going nowhere at times.

I definitely need to watch more films by Kubrick and Leone. I see you haven't yet seen Eyes Wide Shut.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

I haven't seen it either dude :(

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johnmason

johnmason on 10/26/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, sorry, I often forget to check my profile on here! Anyway, the pic is Sean Connery as John Mason in The Rock. Comes from one of the posters for the movie that is here on Flickchart.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/25/2013 Reply  · 

I love Rashomon, I feel it's the best Akira film I've seen to date. For me the highlight would have to be Toshiro Mifune, like most Kurosawa flicks, he steals the show.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 9/26/2013 Reply  · 

What's up Maddie? Welcome! You're top 10 really nailed my curiosity. Nice well-arounded selection of movies overall! Maybe i'll learn a thing or 100 other ones with your flick list!

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

Dude,honest opinion...i still have to watch tons of 2013 flicks i want to but overall this year was very disapponting regarding the movies i really did expected. Last Blockbusterish one was "Pacific Rim" (it was alright) and i'm still watching some 2012 gems that i forgot (like "The Place Beyond The Pines",what a f'n movie) and that's pretty much it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Thank's for accepting the friend request.Your top 10 is full of movie's I need to see but it look's like you're a huge Leone fan!

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