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PiccoloKing

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PiccoloKing's Favorite Movies

Zodiac No Country for Old Men The Shining The Prestige Se7en Dark City Memento American Psycho The Dark Knight There Will Be Blood

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Comments (308)

 
MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 4/26/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks a lot. I have a hard time judging your list, because I haven't actually seen most of them or just partially. But from what I can tell, you have a good taste.

I freaking love Se7en too. I recently watched it again and loved it even more.

I surprisingly have a hard time watching (or should I say finishing) Casino and Goodfellas. Not that they're bad movies, but they feel so looong.

Reservoir Dogs is probably my favourite Tarantino movie too, even though it's considered a rip-off. It's the tightest and the most interesting of his movies.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 6/3/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah I know what you mean about Goodfellas and Casino.A lot of people have the same problem especially with Casino.I personally find them highly entertaining.The fast-paced narrative never bores me.The first half of Casino seems like a really long trailer.Both the films have great editing.

An interesting film on your list is Snatch.I personally don't know what to make out of the film.I have a difficult time reviewing it.Maybe I'm not used to Guy Ritchie's unique style.From what I remember,I was pretty impressed by Pitt's performance.I'll give it another try someday.

Great to see Zodiac and No Country on your list.Two fine films from 2007.I love them.

Zodiac is my favorite Fincher film after Se7en.While both are serial killer flicks,I feel Fincher adopts different techniques to create that tense atmosphere.Zodiac seems more professional in its approach.I admire its no-nonsense attitude.However,Se7en is more thrilling and re-watchable in my eyes.

Overall,you have a great list :D

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/5/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks again. Although can you please post a future message on my profile page instead of replying on your own? Because it becomes a little annoying to constantly check your profile page for a response. Anyway, minor complaint, hope you don't mind.

Yeah, Zodiac is great. I've realised it's actually better than Fight Club. Fight Club annoyed me the second viewing. I guess it has to do with the mean-spiritedness of it all and the questions it raises. What did Brad Pitt do and what did Edward Norton do? Was he f*cking Helena Bonham Carter upstairs or not? And the ending: the buildings get destroyed, but then what? Does Edward Norton live or die? I've rewatched Zodiac recently, and it's a damn fine flick, pretty much flawless. And I do agree with you on Se7en: it's more rewatchable and more thrilling. That movie reminded me how much I love movies. Pretty much my whole top 10 has that effect on me.

Yeah, I love Snatch. The characters, the directing by Ritchie, the story, the humor, the editing and especially the soundtrack. Snatch really has one of the best, I love it.

And also, I've seen about 50 % of There will be Blood yesterday. Ho-ly crap. That movie is awesome. So far, it belongs on my number 11 spot, but as I said, I haven't seen the rest yet. Maybe it will become even better and get on a higher spot. It's a really, REALLY good movie, and I'll hopefully finish watching it today. I'll let you know my final thoughts.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/10/2012 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, There Will Be Blood is frickin' awesome! I agree with your analysis. He only trusts those that are related to him. In a way, it works with the title: 'There will be blood' = 'One of my blood relatives will help me / lead my company in the future'. Ofcourse the title has multiple meanings, but this is one of them.

Personally, I DO think It's also a movie about greed vs religion. Eli Sunday is a monster out for money, and doesn't care for the church community besides to give them false hopes. He isn't a true priest; when he asks Daniel for money, Daniel asks him to say he is a fraud, otherwise he won't help him. Eli is desperate and does this. A priest would never do this, but Eli visits Daniel several years later JUST so he will be able to profit. So I think the movie has multiple interpretations.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 7/10/2012 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, big time. I was raised in a family of MA addicts so it was a big part of my formative years and still remains a significant part of my movie watching life. Been a JC supporter since I first saw Wheels on Meals as a kid.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 7/10/2012 Reply  · 

Supercop has a lot going for it. Michelle Yeoh's motorcycle leap and Jackie's helicopter theatrics are some of the best and most ballsy stunts put to film.

Project A, Wheels on Meals and Dragons Forever have to be my Top 3. Drunken Master, Young Master and The Legend of the Drunken Master aren't too far behind with Police Story and Thunderbolt in the echelon just below. Yeah, he's made some badass motherfrucking movies.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 7/10/2012 Reply  · 

No doubt. The thought-process behind the rooftop scene in Who Am I? is what JC is all about. There's a little 'Making Of' scene in one of his documentaries that explains how JC was dissatisfied with the the Dutch kicker he rumbles with in that fight. The dude couldn't match JC's rhythm so they had to bring in Brad Allen (one of Chan's familiars and the guy he has those amazing fights with in Gorgeous) to double for him. It's cool to see just how meticulous Jackie is.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/11/2012 Reply  · 

Damn! The Shining is awesome. It breaks into my top 10.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/14/2012 Reply  · 

In case you didn't see it on my profile page, this is in response to your comment there:

"No problem.
It's really good to hear that you're are interested in venturing into new cinematic territories. A lot of people I know are not like this- They watch their popcorn flicks and dismiss everything else as "stupid" without understanding it.
Some good "artsy" films to start with if you haven't seen them already:
The Seventh Seal
The Thin Red Line
Wings of Desire
The Battle of Algiers

Even if you don't fully comprehend it, it's that willingness to be accepting of the material and the willingness to learn about it that I admire.
Thanks for sending the friend request."

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/14/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations. I guess I'll start with The Thin Red Line.

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ToryK

ToryK on 7/15/2012 Reply  · 

It's a great movie. You should definitely give it a look.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/16/2012 Reply  · 

Sure will. Malick seems like an interesting director. Cool profile pic btw.

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ToryK

ToryK on 7/16/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks. Yeah, I saw you and Cleckley talking about his stuff. Always nice to have another Jackie fan around here.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

Have you noticed all the comments are jumbled up? I have been testing it out. If you leave a comment in the comment box above, it will get jumbled up. If you go to the bottom of the page and select the reply button on the bottom comment, then the comment stays. I left a message to zampa to make him aware of it.

I saw your comment to me, but it's lost in my comments somewhere. Please be patient with me, I will try and find it. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/6/2013 Reply  · 

The comments are screwed up again. I haven't seen Deadfall actually. It's very hard to find. But from what I've heard, Deadfall has many boring parts as well. I am consistently laughing all the way through Vampire's Kiss. I can't get enough of it. It's so godamn weird! I love that he targets one employee to make her life a living hell for no reason at all! I think it's brilliant. I understand people not liking it because it's not their sense of humour. But many people think it's supposed to be a serious movie! It's a comedy, no doubt about it.

I do love the scenes I've seen of Deadfall in that Nic Cage losing his shit YouTube clip, so I really want to see it. Another weird movie of his is Zandalee. But that is very boring at times. It's great for Cage throwing paint on himself, and Cage and Judge Reinhold dancing together at the end. :D

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shane24

shane24 on 10/6/2013 Reply  · 

If the comments get put back to normal, you might not see this question....but I will ask anyway. :)

How was Prometheus for you? I just wish the doctors weren't so stupid. But that's my only problem with it. I have it very high on my list. Oh, one more problem for me actually. Why, oh why does she run in a straight line at the end? You know? I'm avoiding spoilers for other people. The thing is coming at her, yet she runs in it's shadow! Pisses me off! :D Still a 9/10 for me, though. :)

What about Kick-Ass? Did it work for you?

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 7/17/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah my havent seen list is kinda embarrasing i havent seen Shawshank, Raiders or Godfather II. You have to see Casablanca its a classic and Back to the Future is really clever and entertaining.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/17/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for commenting dude. I must confess, some fantastic films are present on your list of shame. Don't worry, take that as a good thing. You have many great films to look forward to :]

GoodFellas, Fight Club and Se7en are excellent. Do give them a try. The Godfather II is a little long but very enjoyable. Raiders is great entertainment as well. I have heard great things about Casablanca and will definitely check it out.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/20/2012 Reply  · 

Seems like you loved The Dark Knight Rises. What did you think of it (without spoiling anything)? In what ways was it better than The Dark Knight for example? Can't wait to see it, I'll probably see it this sunday because I'm currently on a vacation until tomorrow.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/21/2012 Reply  · 

Been a long time since I had a chat with you bro. Yeah TDKR was excellent. Absolutely loved it. It's definitely the biggest of the series in terms of scale. The threat that Gotham faces is huge and unprecedented. Bane is easily Batman's toughest challenge yet. It WILL HAVE ITS DETRACTORS, THOUGH.

I think TDKR is easily the least realistic of the series but also the most entertaining. BB is an origin story, TDK is a crime thriller and TDKR is a flat out war movie. Unlike TDK, which relied heavily on The Joker, all the performances are strong and nobody really overshadows the others although I do believe JGL's acting was standout. The fight scenes, chase sequences and those little twists and turns will have you at the edge of your seat. Overall, a great conclusion to an epic trilogy. My opinion may change in the future but for now, TDKR is the best of the three.

Don't miss it. Do watch it and give me your feedback.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/21/2012 Reply  · 

Alright...wait, did it go from 3 to 40 on your list in less than a day? ;P

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/21/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I figured I should probably give it more time before placing it that high on my list. Don't let my fickle-minded nature give you any second thoughts about watching it. And don't forget to share with me your opinion on the film :]

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/21/2012 Reply  · 

Ah, so you want to think more about it before putting it that high on your list? That's understandable. And I will share my thoughts on the movie, don't worry ;) . It will certainly be an interesting experience, I can assure you of that. Hopefully, I'll see it tomorrow.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/21/2012 Reply  · 

And with that I mean an interesting experience for me (, I like Dark Knight a lot more than Batman Begins, details tomorrow, I'm going to bed lol).

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 7/22/2012 Reply  · 

TDKR was awesome but i like TDK more only because of the Joker. Bane was intimidating and maniacal but he went out like a total bitch for Talia.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/23/2012 Reply  · 

Well, I have finally seen the movie, and it's very good. I didn't love it though. Here are some of my thoughts, quickly summed up. Other people reading this, be warned: possible spoilers.

Performances and Characters:
- Christian Bale's best performance as Batman and Bruce Wayne in this movie. He was phenomenal. The voice was just right and not as overdramatic as in The Dark Knight, although there was one scene where the voice became a little weird.
- Bane's voice...not a fan. At all. It sounds like a bad Sean Connery impression. And his voice was waaaay too loud. When he was whispering, it sounded like he was talking, and when he was talking, it sounded like he was shouting. Unrealistic, and at times borderline laughable (the scene in the stadium comes to mind).
- Anne Hathaway as Catwoman was very good, although a part of me thought she was unnecessary.
- Michael Caine stole the show. He was phenomenal as Alfred. I don't get why people say there's little of him in this movie, I thought he got more scenes than in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight!
- Joseph Gordon Levitt was probably the most likable character in this movie for me.
- Gary Oldman as Gordon. Good, maybe a little underused, not my favorite part of these movies but he was fine.

Story and other stuff:
- Story. Decent, but not as good as in The Dark Knight. The scenes don't have as much weight to them and they don't really tie together well, especially in the first half, as in TDK. It honestly felt a little simplistic and rushed. There were some plotholes, like how the hell did Blake find Gordon and what the hell is this 'Dent act', but they didn't really annoy me, just a little. I do like how it's basically 'what if the villains in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight succeeded with their plans'. Because Ra's al Ghul didn't succeed, The Joker came close, and Bane did succeed, although not fully. Bane both destroyed a huge part of the city AND caused anarchy. And I do agree, the story in TDK relied too much on the Joker. To be honest I didn't care that much about Bruce Wayne in TDK, although I do care a lot about him in this.
- The twists. I saw some of them coming, because I was spoiled with some, but some I didn't see coming.
- The ending. Or, should I say endings. Perfect end to a trilogy and probably the best thing of the movie. It raises questions in a good way, like in Inception. It makes you think, and I like that.
- Realism. You said this was the most unrealistic Nolan Batman movie, and I kind of disagree, because the other movies had their moments of unrealism as well. Like that thing in Batman Begins that attracts bats, the moment when the Scarecrow turns into a monster, and the device used in The Dark Knight that makes Fox and Batman able to see everything. So I didn't mind stuff like the Bat in TDKR.

Overall, I currently think The Dark Knight is better. I'm not the biggest fan of these movies, for example I like Batman: Mask of the Phantasm better as a Batman movie and I like Inception better as a Nolan movie. Batman Begins: I don't like it that much. Especially the last third or so. The special effects look very fake and the whole subplot with the gas is underwhelming. I like TDK a LOT more, but that movie has it's problems as well, at least in my eyes. There is some dialogue that makes me roll my eyes, and there are some subplots that could've been cut out. So they each have their own problems. I really have to see it again, along with the other movies. Once it comes out on blu-ray I'll watch them again.

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/6/2012 Reply  · 

i just saw Fight Club it was so awesome , thanks for that reccomendation! It is number 15 on my flickchart it was such a weird movie but was very entertaining and that ending can be described by this phrase... HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/18/2012 Reply  · 

Ive been lmao ever since the recently watched movie feature was created. Everyone has seen movies from the past 10 years while im watching the old shit like It Happened One Night and Duck Soup lol.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/9/2012 Reply  · 

I've seen a good chunk of those "classics" on my Unseen/Unranked list, including Chinatown. A lot of them require another viewing before I can fairly add them to my list but, yeah, Chinatown is probably one of the few that I should get onto speedily.

For my money, Nicholson as The Joker will always be him at his best.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/12/2012 Reply  · 

Will do!

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/24/2012 Reply  · 

Oh man, you have such a great list...but you have never seen Casablanca, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Apocalypse Now or 12 Angry Men? I'm almost certain you would like at least 1 of these movies.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/27/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, you're right: I still have to see T2 and The Matrix. I've seen the first third of the Matrix, but I can't remember if I liked it or not. I have the first Terminator on my PC, so I'll watch that before I begin with T2.

And Casablanca isn't THAT romantic, honestly. Sure, it's an important part of the story, but it's not too sweet or too much 'present', so to speak.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/27/2012 Reply  · 

Might I ask what prompted the friend request?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

Oh that was you. Of course. Welcome buddy *hug*

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Reelz

Reelz on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

Hey man, thanks! I'm really diggin' your mixture of Fincher, Scorsese, Tarantino, the Coens, Nolan, and Kubrick just in your top 10 alone. Damn good tastes there.

I can never find a profile picture that actually works for me. I've had Fassbender, Eastwood, and now Jackson and I think that I'll probably just stick with him for the rest of my running on this site. It'll probably change again though. Just keep on the lookout for a new one. I should just take the easy way out and put up a color like you've done. It'll be much easier.

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Pantstrovich

Pantstrovich on 10/6/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. Nice list.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/8/2012 Reply  · 

So what'd you think of The Departed?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

I also thought it was a great movie until the end. It's almost like the screenwriter got stuck and said "Screw it! They'll all shoot each other. The end."
Lol. I was surprised you said it was better than Goodfellas and surprised further when you said you like Casino more than Goodfellas.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

You must be a serious Scorsese fan. Is he your favorite director?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/11/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah. I guess that was a pretty easy one to figure out eh?
Kubrick is another favorite of mine, and I'll watch anything my Scorsese or Tarantino. I'm sad to say I've only seen one movie by Paul Tomas Anderson. Heh, I've actually seen more movies from Paul W. S. Anderson.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/11/2012 Reply  · 

I think Fincher is hot or miss, but when he hits its a home run. I think its odd that you called 2001 slow but liked Zodiac. The first time I watched Seven I didn't like it, I found out that was because Blockbuster edited it to hell. Rewatched it and loved it.
As I alluded to, I didn't like Zodiac. Benjamin Button is fair but had the potential to be so much better. Fight Club is amazing, just like Seven. I agree with you 100% on The Social Network, and I won't comment on Alien 3.
PS, if those are the only 3 Kubrick movies you've seen, you need to see more.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/11/2012 Reply  · 

Glad to see that you finally saw The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly. What did you think of it?

Now all you have to do is see Back to the Future, Citizen Kane, Seven Samurai, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. lol.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/12/2012 Reply  · 

Nah, he can skip Back to the Future

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

or Apocalypse Now...pretty sure you're gonna love it

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

No. Not yet. Theres about 3 or 4 of his films I haven't seen. But I've seen all the top ones. I have seen all of Leone though. Hell, I have all of Leone. I guess it wasn't too hard, he didn't make that many.
Have you seen Eyes Wide Shut? If so, what did you think of it?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Ah. Oh well. I'm sure we will eventually.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/17/2012 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late response, but great. I'm glad you enjoyed GBU. I agree with your opinion on Tuco. I always found him the most engaging character because he was on both sides of the spectrum of good and evil and Wallach portrayed him flawlessly. The scene at the graveyard is one of my favorite moments in cinema. I've seen the movie a couple of times now, and whenever that scene arrives, my heart is always pounding because it's so intense, although I already know who's gonna win the standoff. Fantastic stuff.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/22/2012 Reply  · 

I saw what you said about Rocky on the matchup between it and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks of it that same way.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/23/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I actually enjoyed Crash, lol. But yes, I think Taxi Driver should have gotten the Best Picture win. I love that film. I still haven't seen Network just yet, but I plan on checking it out soon.

On a different subject, what made There Will Be Blood one of your favorite films? I saw it a few years ago and I really disliked it. It's really well made and all that, but I never saw what made it so great. I just rented the DVD again and I'm gonna force myself to go into it with a clear conscience and pretend that I never saw it before. I'm basically brainwashing myself.

Similar posting styles are fine by me. I suppose that great minds do post alike...or something like that.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/24/2012 Reply  · 

Hey man. There Will Be Blood kicked some serious ass. I kind of feel like hating myself for hating it so much before. Now, it has managed to find itself in my top 20. Of that and No Country, I still believe that No Country is the better film, but I was surprised at how close TWBB was to topping it on my own chart.

I used your advice - about not forcing myself to like a certain film - and it worked. I am one of a handful of people to say that The Godfather is overrated. I just watched the first 90 minutes of that film and, using the same advice as before, I fell in love with it. I don't understand what caused my hatred of these films were before. It's an unsolved mystery.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 11/18/2012 Reply  · 

I found out about this new Se7en theory that you might be interested in. There's a theory that Morgan Freeman is the killer. The following is copied from a thread ten years ago

Random list of reasons why:
- I started thinking it was him when he was making so many non-intuitive leaps of logic to track the killer.
- His reaction to finding the "killer"s headquarters was also odd. He didn't want Brad Pitt to go in there right away without reinforcements because he wasn't sure he hadn't left anything incriminating out there.
- Don't you think Spacey turning himself in was too easy? It was part of the plan. The ultimate final victim (and the final sin) was Brad Pitt himself, who Morgan Freeman thought represented the new breed of hotshot, self-absorbed cops.
- Freeman's bored and retiring. Time to put all his training to use for one final perfect crime.
- When the car arrives with the box, Freeman BUSTS ASS to be the first to get the box. Can't remember if Pitt actually looks in the box, but even if he does, it's just a glimpse. It's Freeman's reaction that tells him what he thinks he needs to know, and he's already in an agitated mental state from the buttons Spacey has pushed (according to the script laid out by Freeman).

Seriously, watch the movie again with this idea in mind and see how many things seem to back up what I'm saying. I developed the idea very early on, and I was 100% convinced by the end. I even wonder if there was an original script that revealed Freeman as the killer that got booted for being too depressing for American audiences.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 11/19/2012 Reply  · 

Anytime man. And yeah that theory suggesting Anton Chigurgh as Sheriff Bell's alter ego, I've heard. But there is also another theory suggesting Anton Chigurgh as the Angel of Death.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/9/2012 Reply  · 

Wait, was this the first time you saw Fellowship of the Ring? If so, did you watch the theatrical or the extended cut?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/10/2012 Reply  · 

Nice! I'm hyped for the Hobbit, but the first reviews so far look disappointing, so I try to not get too excited.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/12/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, really? Why? (I see TAOJJBTCRF has taken its place). I still love TWBB, I think it is one of the finest films ever made (along with Casablanca), but it has dropped on my list as well, albeit it a little.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/12/2012 Reply  · 

Ah interesting. I have to rewatch my top 10 or top 20 as well...I have a feeling Raiders will be my new no. 1, I love it more every time I watch it.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/12/2012 Reply  · 

He calls the lack of women an imperfection? Fuckin' really? Apocalypse Now didn't have any women, and he still gave that movie 4 out of 4 stars. Excuse me, it DID have women in it: stripping women. That's it. And the ending is one of the best parts of the movie! Oh well. It seems the movie is back at your no. 3 spot?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/12/2012 Reply  · 

...or not, haha.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/12/2012 Reply  · 

It's true that Apocalypse Now is about war, but There Will Be Blood is (mostly) about the leader of an oil company in the very early 20th century. Women were not treated the same in that time as today; they mostly stayed at home. That's a reason why the movie doesn't need a woman as a main character.
Yeah, Citizen Kane is his favorite movie so that may explain it. There Will Be Blood is very similar when it comes to plot.

And I don't know if this has relevance, but Roger Ebert has always been overprotective when it comes to women in movies. Check this episode of Siskel & Ebert where he says that some horror movies "hate women". It's an opinion that's quite ridiculous when you think about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2N6BMOsyQ

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/13/2012 Reply  · 

You have a lot of 2007 films high on your list.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/13/2012 Reply  · 

And also I implore you to check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/13/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, you'd like that one, PiccoloKing.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/13/2012 Reply  · 

I highly recommend that one as well. One of my favorites.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/20/2012 Reply  · 

Your comment regarding Alien as a 'boring' movie, is very true. I have try to find a reason to justify its tedium, but I just can't. First time and that's it.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/21/2012 Reply  · 

Haha I have been meaning to check it out for sometime now. Was I the only one whose favourite character was Parker? (the black guy).

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/22/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah haha, I can't believe how Predator has held up so well these days. It is in both of our top 20.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/24/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah man, and we both prefer Reservoir Dogs (the more coherent) over Pulp Fiction. They just don't make movies as well as they did back then. Predator and even Predator 2 have both surprisingly aged well. And just like you I feel Silence of the Lambs is an overrated film.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/24/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah man that film is just perfect from top to bottom imo. It mixes a good enough plot with great action and special effects sequences and quotable dialogue.

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Gunx14

Gunx14 on 1/4/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Piccolo! This is ireallyamsomething..trying to get a hold of this site. Better than before but still quite tough to understand everything. :-)

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

I saw you ranked Dark City pretty high. I've heard great things about it and I was wondering what makes it so great? I also saw that you saw American Beauty. It's definitely one of my favorites.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

Check out Menace II Society if you haven't already seen it. It is a powerful searing work about the hood. Arguably the best of its kind ever done.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/17/2013 Reply  · 

Have you noticed that The Social Network, There Will Be Blood and The godfather 2 have a lot in common? They both have protagonists who are demonised by their peers, all 3 of them gain wealth but lose their souls in the process, they both betray or murder someone who is close to them, and also let's not forget at the conclusion of all 3 films, it shows Mark Zuckerberg, Daniel Plainview and Michael Corleone at the height of their careers, but are emotionally isolated from everyone.

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robmoviefilms13 on 1/17/2013 Reply  · 

Pacino's role is more captivating, and dare I say, it is better than Marlon Brando's performance. Yes I actually prefer the Pacino moments over Robert De Niro's screen time, because they just feel so realistic and engaging. We have a lot in common when we rank our 70s movies.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/19/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for adding me! Impressive list of movies you've got piled up :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the comment on my profile :) I'm glad you think my list is good :)

Yes, I absolutely LOVE Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and pretty much all my top 25 movies! Thank you again!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

I'm surprised to see that you haven't seen Back to the Future. If you haven't, please do so, I'm pretty sure it cannot disappoint. I love it! I watched Rear Window today and it is a MASTERPIECE! I loved it as well!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you enjoyed Psycho. It's still pretty creepy, even in today's world.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

Fuck yeah, I loved Enter the Dragon. Here's the story: there's this Mom & Pop store a couple of miles from my house that sells REALLY old games, game consoles, and has one of the most impressive selection of DVD's that I've ever seen. I was looking through 'em and I saw Enter the Dragon for $3.98! I was shocked, bedazzled, and happy. I had never seen it before, so I said "what the hell" and I bought it. I came home, watched it, and ultimately loved it.

There's some weird aura about Bruce Lee that's entertaining to watch; the dude can kick a serious amount of ass. Did I mention that Enter the Dragon was my first ever Bruce Lee film? I feel like an ass for not watching his films beforehand; now I know that I have to.

Oh, and at that same store, I managed to buy a copy of American Psycho (unrated!) for $3.98 a well. I was a happy dude.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

I never threw a reason in there (besides Lee) about why I liked it so much. The fight scenes are fantastic, the story isn't that bad, and the characters are both awesome and memorable. It's a VERY well-rounded package.

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JC13

JC13 on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

Yes I am indeed a huge Nolan fan, he is my second favorite director. I agree with you that Memento is his most mature work and probably his 'best' film, but I just enjoy Inception and the Batman movies more than Memento. The narrative structure of Memento is brilliant and his best to date, but some of his other movies are just more entertaining in my opinion.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/22/2013 Reply  · 

What's wrong with Game of Death?

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/23/2013 Reply  · 

That's pretty terrible that they used the funeral footage and his actual dead body. They should have just cancelled the film altogether or (like I read in a review) use his fight footage in a documentary or something. I'll probably watch the film just to say that I've watched it.

Well, I was a small Kubrick fan a couple of months ago, but he's grown to become my favorite director. In my first semester of college a few months back, I wrote a research paper on him and I learned a lot of things about him that I didn't know before. I don't know how it happened, but I was hit over the head while writing that paper (not literally) and I was inspired to change my career path to becoming a writer and/or director. It was the strangest thing. I had originally wanted to go into the medical field but I found that it didn't suit me that well. So I guess I can thank Kubrick for inspiring me to set my path straight. That's one of the reasons why he's my favorite director.

After writing that paper, I just decided to finish up his filmography. His film making has spoiled me though because he always used to hide things in his films and they were always ambiguous; I always expect every film to follow suit with his now.

Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide are fucking phenomenal. They're probably his two most underrated films, but both are in my top 3 favorites of his. I would also suggest Dr. Strangelove; it's hilarious.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 1/23/2013 Reply  · 

There Will Be Blood is back at your number 2 spot, dude! What happened?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/25/2013 Reply  · 

The last time I viewed TDK I didn't like it, that's why its moved down a few spots on my list. Have you got any method of viewing the film to make it a greater experience. Also I just got a surround sound system :)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/10/2013 Reply  · 

Hard to say. I wasn't disappointed though; it's great and you definitely should give it a watch. It's just that the movie is like hypnosis. It's more like an experience than a "movie", if that makes sense. I don't know where to put it on my list. Did I really like it? Yes. Do I want to see it again? Eh, don't think so. So I'm kind of conflicted right now. But it's definitely, DEFINITELY worth a watch, don't get me wrong.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

Hey thanks for the request, nice list :) I only recently saw Memento, amazing movie.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Piccolo, my spoiler warning in SotL vs TUS wasn't directed towards you, just to anyone who came across the matchup and hadn't seen Lambs, since I was giving away part of the ending. Of course, it's twenty-two years old now, but I'd still feel like a jerk for ruining the ending for someone. Sorry about the confusion.

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Seb

Seb on 3/14/2013 Reply  · 

hey, i never replied to our discussion about TDKR. i have plenty of reasons why i dont think its great, or even that good. i just went back to the movie's profile and saw that i hadnt replied in months, so ill rewatch the movie soon to refresh myself on the specific problems i had. ill post them asap.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

I like the first two Burton films, but not really the others. I can tolerate Batman Forever, but not Batman and Robin. I also have a soft spot for the Adam West Batman. I used to have a VHS tape of it, that I played frequently as a kid.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

I'm sorry, I just noticed that I didn't read your question right, I was very tired. I haven't seen Following before, but I enjoy all Nolan films. Inception is my favourite non-Batman movie, and Insomnia and The Prestige are my least favourite. Although, I don't seem to like Memento as much as other people. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great. But someone spoiled the whole movie for me, so the impact wasn't the same. I'm was actually very annoyed by that. Doodlebug was great for a short film also. I can't wait for his new film. By the concept, it's got potential to pass Inception.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, it's a good thing we both like The Dark Knight. I'm glad you liked Memento so much. I'd still give it a 8.5/10, so it's still right up there on my list.

What's your opinion on Scoop? I've never seen it before.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

I've teased in the past that I would probably put Raiders on top of my list. The main reason for this is that some stuff in Empire simply doesn't interest me that much anymore. I'm much more interested in the scenes with Darth Vader and the empire than the stuff with Luke and the rest of the gang. Honestly, before the Empire shows up, I find it a little slow and boring. It's still an amazing work of art though, and most of the special effects are mindblowing to this day. But I enjoy Raiders a tiny bit more overall. It's more consistently entertaining, and that ending still gives me the chills. I dunno, maybe I'll change it back one day, but for now, Raiders is my favorite movie.
And Se7en becoming my favorite movie of all time? Who knows ;) . Oh man, just thinking about it makes me want to see it again. That's the sign of a fantastic movie.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

PiccoloKing....400th movie coming up!!!! Do you think that Back to the Future may be your 400th?

I certainly believe you'll love it...But its up to you and lets hope its a good movie too!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

Nice! 400th movie is the Master!!! Is it that foreign movie from last year? I have also been hoping to see it for quite some time :D

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Nice! Django was your 400th! Did you like it? I see its got 70% but what did you really think of it compared with other Tarantino movies

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm...I'm sorry you didn't love Django Unchained. I personally was glued to the seat. Django did have lots of blood but Kill Bill, I think even more. I loved the characters and the dialogue in this movie and the action sequences were amazing! I really feel bad that you didn't like it much, I rank just after Reservoir Dogs which is a top 10 movie for me...Maybe, its time to see the Master or the classic Back to the Future....

If you download movies, Back to the Future will be arriving in 1080p on YIFY (just google it and go to their official page)!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah man Reservoir Dogs is my favourite Tarantino film and not one part of it is boring, so it was bound to break into my top 10 sooner or later.

As for Django Unchained, I thought it was brilliant. Sure some of the characters were one dimensional, but the soundtrack and revenge plot were very well done. My appreciation for it has died down a little bit though, and I think after my next viewing it'll probably drop outside of my top 30.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

PS: I also see Zodiac has entered your top 5. I enjoyed it immensely.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

PS again lol. I've always wondered why The Mummy is so high on your list. It offered me great entertainment as a kid, but it doesn't work for me now.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

The Mummy is a pretty spooky flick, I thought the early stages of the Egyptian prince was genuinely terrifying. One thing I love about it, is probably the way he kills the people who stole the treasure in a particular order.

Have you seen more than 400 movies? Cause I've seen you comment on heaps of matchups where your name wasn't attached to any movie, but your comments clearly validate that you've seen them?


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Ajzz

Ajzz on 3/29/2013 Reply  · 

Your taste in films is kinda lame. You've no business on this site.

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Ajzz

Ajzz on 3/29/2013 Reply  · 

Only kidding! Nice to see someone who enjoys good films.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah as of late, I've embraced Nolan for what he is: A GREAT director. Top 5 Directors would probably go like this:

1. Martin Scorsese
2. Nolan/Tarantino
3. David Fincher
4. Stanley Kubrick
5. Spielberg (when he wants to be good)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

How about you?

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JC13

JC13 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

I know this wasn't directed towards me, but I thought I'd just tell you anyways, HaHa.
1. Quentin Tarantino
2. Christopher Nolan
3. James Cameron
4. David Fincher
5. Martin Scorsese

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

What type of music are you into? And who is your favourite artist?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

Hey PiccoloKing.

After taking another look into your top 10, I see Reservoir Dogs in your top 10 but Pulp Fiction is nowhere in your top 50! I was just curious, is there a reason you love RD more? I personally love both, both in my top 10! I find it surprising that Pulp Fiction is low on your list.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/5/2013 Reply  · 

I myself find Pulp Fiction an absolute masterpiece. Every conversation is done just amazingly, the dialogue feels so realistic, and to me, just like in RD it moves the story forward and also develops the characters. And the way the stories evolve into one and the puzzle that we work out is done brilliantly, IMO. Also I just find that the characters are incredibly awesome! I loved every segment of the film but any word that Jackson says is the best part! But you should know that the 1st time I saw PF, I didn't like it at all, it was only the second viewing that helped me love it!!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/5/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, same with The Godfather man...The first time I saw it, I distinctly remember it was about 150 out of 200 films (at the time).. I was complelely convinced to watch it again, only for it to make it into my top 10! As for Raiders, I enjoyed it but not much. That was my first viewing. It was okay. After my second viewing, I thought it was much better but the stuff after the awesome car chase sequence didn't feel like it worked with the rest of the film. It is after my third viewing, that I truly LOVED Raiders!!

It's hard to forgive a movie but I just start all over again. I completely ignore the fact that I've seen it and hated it and try to watch it as if it is the first time! Yeah, you should definitely give PF another chance. Keep your mind clean before you watch it again :D That's what I did ;)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 5/7/2013 Reply  · 

Sort of how Zodiac grew on you. The Social Network gets better with every viewing, and a majority of the cast is PITCH perfect. The witty dialogue draws me in, and I must admit: I'm a sucker for rise-to-the-top stories.

I was wondering what your thoughts are on Fear and Loathing? It seems to be pretty high on your list and I'm curious to know if you think it's for everybody?

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/8/2013 Reply  · 

I see you have No Country for Old Men as your number two whilst browsing. Thought I was stop by and say I agree it is a fantastic film. I remember watching it when it first came out, I must have been 15 or so, and Bardem's character really creeped me out. Watched it recently and I wasn't nearly as terrified by his expressionless murder, but I will never forget my first viewing, brilliant.

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julinona

julinona on 5/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, is John Doe your favorite movie villain? He sure is mine. I confirmed this when I rewatched Se7en for the second time last night. When he shouted "DETECTIVE", it sent shivers in my body like very few movies. I also love the final sentence of the movie by Morgan Freeman. Such a masterpiece but I still prefer Fight Club.

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julinona

julinona on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

Yes, I said that. AWWW :P When I watched it for the first time, I felt like after all those great scenes with great acting, I don't know why but it felt like something was missing. When I watched it for the second time I forgot that I saw the movie before, and after finishing it, I felt the same way. It is probably the most overrated movie in the Top 30 in my opinion. Also, in my opinion, a great villain is one that makes you feel scared even when you re-watch the film and know what is gonna happen like John Doe and Anton Chigurh.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man thanks for the friend request. I like your top 20 choices.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

What? DBZ is shit? I'm sorry I have to disagree with you there I love DBZ. Classic shit. But an opinion is an opinion. Could you tell me why you hate it?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yep! I saw that yesterday, I for a moment wondered if my friends were erased. There is so much strange stuff with this site, whether it be the movie page or comments, whether it be some odd ranking system glitches or whether it even be the official movie chart. That said, I appreciate the hard work given to this site so hopefully, it'll be fixed real soon :)

Btw, PiccoloKing. When do you think you may get the chance to watch Back to the Future?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

I feel so bad for annoying you SO MUCH that I'll watch your highest film on my list of shame which would be 'No Country for Old Men' and you can watch BttF when you want!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

Hey PiccoloKing, I notice you've just added Mulholland Drive, what did you think of it? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

I like Fargo, and I know you don't. But I would really like to hear your opinion on the movie. Let loose on it as much as you want to.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

I'm good, thanks.

I get where you're coming from with the humor of Fargo. I didn't like it much either when I first saw it, and it's still not a highlight for me. The humour has grown on me though, like the film did. I actually really disliked Fargo when I first saw it. It took another watch for me to like it as I do. If you're were expecting another No Country, I see why you thought it was average.

To be honest, it's been too long since I've seen Zodiac to give you any details about what I like about Zodiac. All I know is that I enjoyed the performances, the look of the film, and the whole procedural side of the movie. My rating has it at 70%, I think it's better than that. However, I enjoyed Memories of Murder a bit better than Zodiac, they're quite similar films. You asking me about Zodiac makes me think I should check it out again soon, so I can have a fresher opinion on the movie.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I agree with all that! I'm always interested to hear what people think of MD because it's suck a polarizing film, so glad you're on the really liking it side :) And yeah, Naomi Watts is a goddess indeed!

Hope you enjoy Inland Empire when you get round to it, I haven't seen it yet. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely check it out when I get a chance :)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

Sup Piccolo King, long time no speak. I see you've added a few movies to your credibility.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/30/2013 Reply  · 

Whoa, whoa, easy with the analyzing there :p .

I don't think Charlie and the cops weren't there. I don't have hard proof that they were really there, but I never really thought about it. Chet interacts with Charlie, so I guess that's something.

It's not clear why or even if Barton killed Audrey. However, it is implied that Charlie killed her. Near the end of the film, Charlie shouts "YOU NEVER LISTEN!" to Barton. Maybe Charlie killed Audrey because he was jealous; Barton never really listened to Charlie's suggestions for the story. Whenever Charlie says "Well, I've got plenty of stories to tell..." Barton interrupts him. And when Barton needs help, he asks Audrey if she can help, not Charlie. Charlie wants to help other people (he's also unsuccessful in insurance), but nobody wants his help. Charlie also mentions that he hates hearing people making love. Guess what happens before Audrey is found dead by Barton...exactly.
Which brings me to "the box". We never see what's in it, but it is (again) implied that it is Audrey's head. The cops mention that Charlie cut off the heads of his victims, and when you rewatch the film, you notice that Charlie talks a lot about heads...:
"Well Barton...you might say that I sell a piece of mind"
"Well ain't that a kick to the head"
"Can't trade my head in for a new one"
"We've gotta keep our heads"
Also, Charlie says this about the box:
"Funny, huh. When everything that's important to a guy, everything he wants to keep for a lifetime, and he can fit it all in a little box like that. I guess it's pretty pathetic"
To which Barton responds
"It's more than I've got"
Which probably means that Audrey had more talent than Barton or something, I personally don't really know for sure.

The fire in the corridor is part of the symbolism that the hotel is hell for Barton. The wallpaper peels, the mosquitos give Barton a hard time, Barton has trouble writing, Charlie constantly mentions how hot it is, and there's this subtle touch when Barton wants to go up with the elevator:
"Six, please"
"...Next stop...six..."
"...This stop...six..."
Six. Six. Six.
And ofcourse there's the fire in the corridor.

I don't know what the picture means either, but it's probably something Barton wants to go to, but simply can't because he has to finish his script. But when he's there, he's not happy because his script got rejected.

I suggest you give it a rewatch if you want to understand the film better. There are some confusing elements that I don't know what they mean either, but I think rewatching the film certainly helps. Or read a few analyses, like I did.

(Sorry for the late response btw)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 6/9/2013 Reply  · 

Just checked out Eyes Wide Shut. Just an intoxicating film, the entire cult scene was spooky but this is why I love it. It keeps the film interesting and it definitely was the highlight due to the tension created.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

The whole Illuminati psycho-babble non sense is all bullshit.

Tom Cruise definitely is a nut with this whole scientology thing, but he is a good actor when he wants to be, as evidenced in Eyes Wide Shut and A Few Good Men, I also loved him in War of the Worlds.

As for Stanley not being able to edit it properly, I didn't know that, cause I remember someone saying that Stan said "it my best film" or something like that. I really thought it was well made, and Nicole Kidman REALLY gave me a boner during the film.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

FInally checked out Fear and Loathing. I've gotta say, it was one of the weirdest experiences of my life, I realise how the film has garned a reputation for having a polarising effect on its viewers, but I have to say I'm on the positive side for this film.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for suggesting No Country for Old Men, PiccoloKing. I watched it about a week ago and I thought it was a pretty good film. Obviously, I didn' t enjoy it as much as you or other critics but I thought it was decent. The third act let me down, oh boy the first act was just incredibly suspenseful. Thanks :) I'll probaly get around to There Will Be Blood this week.

I just noticed how much you loved films from 2007!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you love Memento so much. The first time I saw it, I simply didn't get the story but re-watching it, I loved it. Now that I've scene it again, I can't believe Nolan's fantastic direction! It is quite possibly, his best film and that says a LOT!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

PiccoloKing,

I don't know how much you may love movies from the 40s and 50s, but seriously, I highly recommend you check out Casablanca and one of Hitchcock's best, Rear Window. Two of my favorite films, I am sure Rear Window will climb up on my chart. I will check out There will be Blood this week and I thank you for your recommendations

I wanna see Memento again and I only saw it like a week back. I must also definitely check out Prestige, again possibly this weekend! I can see where your coming from, Inception is to me, a fantastic film but it can get a bit tiring to watch. It's a great story but it feels rather slow. Wow, up until now I've never seen Prestige in your top 10!

There really is a ton of films I must see!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

Later I saw that you loved The Great Dictator which is just GREAT! LOL, you must be talking about the 19998 Rear Window then, haha :D Back to the Future is an essential film for basically everyone so hopefully, you see it! :)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 6/16/2013 Reply  · 

When given the chance, I implore you to check out Jarhead. It's a very Kubrick-esque film by Sam Mendes.

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robmoviefilms13 on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I really must check out Road to Perdition as well. I too hear a lot of positive buzz towards the film.

Did Benicio Del Toro as Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing, feel like a Samoan American to you?

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robmoviefilms13 on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

It's hard to tell who had the better performance out of Super Depp and Benny, one thing is unarguable, is that they both were on fire.

I see you've taken a few movies out of your top ten. Most notably Taxi Driver and Godfather.

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JC13

JC13 on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I definitely plan on giving The Prestige another try. It is an amazing film, but once you know the ending the film just loses its luster.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/18/2013 Reply  · 

I'm curious but do you use YIFY-torrents.com to watch movies. Just crossed my mind seeing as how you've added The French Connection about the same time YIFY released it. If you haven't, go on that site. It's terrific! They upload all movies in 720p or 1080p and in the lowest quality. You'll also find a few 3D torrents :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/18/2013 Reply  · 

Oh really? Yeah, go check out the site! It's fricking awesome. That's my number 1 reason for watching films. Brilliant quality, incredibly low file size :) They're able to get out the big blockbuster films usually a month before its blu ray release so that's great as well!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hey PiccoloKing,

I saw one of your comments on Batman Begins vs Raiders of the Lost Ark where you said you preferred Temple of Doom over Raiders. I'm just wondering why isn't Temple of Doom ranked on your chart? Do you like it more?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! Surprised you haven't seen Star Wars in a long time. Definitely a must see. I personally love Temple of Doom. In fact, I re-watched Last Crusade yesterday and it still hasn't moved much on my chart. It's a great fun film but I don't love it anywhere near as much as TOD or Raiders. You should definitely check it out. As individual components (if you can say), what do you think about Lord of the Rings. I see FOTR is rated quite highly and the others are around that mark but how would you describe them?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

I prefer Fellowship as well. Most do on Flickchart. It is one of the perfect adventures (I consider it right up there with Raiders and Empire) and is a thrill ride for 3 hours. The stuff in the Shire is done to perfection. By the time the hobbits leave the Shire, I feel completely invested in their characters and seeing them develop over this huge adventure is awesome. TTT and ROTK are awesome but yes, I prefer the lighter tone in Fellowship. It has some of my favorite movie moments of all time

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julinona

julinona on 6/26/2013 Reply  · 

I just noticed. Your top 2 films have my 2 favorite villains. Awesome. Are there any other supervillains you love in other films? Some of mine would have to be
Amon Goeth in Schindler's List,
Stansfield in Leon the Professional,
Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket
Joker in the Dark Knight etc.(I don't consider Daniel Plainview/ Patrick Bateman villains because they are in the main role which make them anti-heroes). Also since seeing that you loved Days of Heaven, I would strongly recommend The Thin Red Line. That film is such a poetic and profound experience. The film sucked me in. My favorite war film but I still have to check out some more of the genre like Apocalypse Now etc. I have also wanted to give Prestige another try after being blown away the first time.

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julinona

julinona on 6/27/2013 Reply  · 

Try to watch it as soon as you can. I am also tired of people saying that because Malick is different, he is pretentious. He is one of my favorite directors and I think people should understand that the focus in his films is not the storyline. If people get past that, all his films become great experiences. I also am trying to check out Days of Heaven and Badlands for quite some time. I also want to watch the Tree of Life again because I have only seen the first 40 minutes of it. If there is one thing you can say about his films is that they are gorgeous. The Thin Red Line is an undisputed masterpiece and in my opinion, the most underrated film of all time. What film do you think is most underrated?

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julinona

julinona on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

I have also seen Dark City, I remember it being a great film up until the final scene where the main guy fights with the wizards. I didn't like that part very much but the rest of the film was very good. I also disliked Saving Private Ryan very much. i don't think the characters are very good except for Tom Hanks's character who had common sense. I know it had great cinematography, but TTRL is way more violent in my opinion, you will know what I'm talking about after you see it. Also be sure to let me know your opinion about it after you see it. I also read a comment somewhere by you (I am not completely sure if it was you) saying that you wanted to check out Road To Perdition to see what the fuss was all about. If you haven't made up your mind on whether to see it or not, I would strongly reccomend that film because I also have it in my top 20. Such an underrated film.

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julinona

julinona on 6/30/2013 Reply  · 

I also have to watch American Beauty again because the first time I watched it, I was disappointed. That's why I said that TTRL is more violent than SPR, because it is a more emotional film, and the violence is more psychologic that actually violent.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

I see that you've just seen Shaun of the Dead and wasn't pleased. Is it a lot like all the typical zombie films or isn't something unique that you didn't enjoy? It's something that I've also being wanting to check out but I'm not really a huge fan of zombie films. Also, judging by your rankings, it seems that all the LOTR films have moved up a bit on your list. IDK, just seems that way whilst Star Wars seems to have dropped which gives me the impression that you like me, prefer LOTR over Star Wars.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

I've seen Zombieland and surprisingly, I found it rather dull. I didn't laugh as much as others for some strange reason though I did love the scene in the cinema with Bill Murray. Apart from that, it was unfunny for me.

It definitely does seem you've grown to like ROTK more and more. I just think the LOTR vs SW discussion would be much closer without those Ewoks from ROTJ. Glad that TDK is your favorite trilogy.

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TheEgant

TheEgant on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

Re: Predator 2 - King, my friend, you've tapped into simply a youthful bias against second Predator. The original was the first real "graphically violent" movie I ever watched as a youngster. Surprisingly, I loved not only the violence...but the entire concept of the movie...picking off these characters one-by-one. To me, as a 12 year-old kid, the original Predator just blew my mind. The sequel could have never matched up to my gigantic expectations. Less violence, the hunt not nearly established as the first....it just had no chance.
I traveled to see my father and picked up the novel for Predator 2 to read and compare (novel based on the screenplay of course). And I actually loved that. Gave some background to the fate of Arnold's character and was way gorier. There you go.....

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

So many people have the entire trilogy of SW within their top 10. I don't think highly of ROTJ, not just because of the Ewoks but the writing was poor. I mean, they recreate The Death Star but more powerful...I can roll with that...but this time, there's a hole big enough for the entire Millenium Falcon to fit through. I mean, that's a pretty poor design seeing as how last time it was destroyed by TIE fighters passing! The Ewoks ruined the Endor sequence and I love the space battle but cannot get over the concept of the 2nd Death Star having an even bigger weakness!

I too think LOTR is superior to SW. I do love Empire and Star Wars but in my book, only Empire is good enough to beat a LOTR film now. :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

I certainly didn't love TDKR yet I didn't hate it. In fact, its in my 90s but the film felt like a huge disappointment in comparison with BB and TDK. Besides, that plot twist really didn't work for me. I just felt that everything built up was thrown aside and a menacing villain was made nothing but a sympathetic villain. I also felt Miranda wasn't a developed enough character for me to care who she really was. It was that twist that really threw me off, especially on a repeat viewings.

I've seen it around 4 times and I'm willing to watch it again because it's a good enough Batman film. Who knows? Maybe I'll like it more sometime and be able to get past the twist in the film.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and the handsome guy on my profile pic is General Zod from Man of Steel :) Do you have any intention of watching it?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Maybe Looper is rated a little too low by accident but I really enjoyed the first half of the story. The performances were great and simply, it was such an intriguing story. Even when the film took a twist half way through, I was on board however the end left me sorely disappointed. I was so upset at that, I just didn't feel the need to go back and view it. Who knows, I might give it a go sometime!

As for Prometheus, I knew not to expect Aliens but the film just bored me so much. Special effects and 3d wise, the film looks fantastic but the characters were so dull for me. The only character remotely interesting was Fassbender's character but everything else about the film basically, was a huge let down.

You should note, I have only seen both films once and I had no hype going into it!

Of course I'm not gonna freak out at you seeing TDKR the one time. I enjoyed it on my first proper viewing but on repeat viewings, I began to pick up flaws. Not just flaws, but I found the twist too hard to take in! I'm kinda surprised that you didn't watch The Hobbit especially as how you've come to really like LOTR. Any reason? The Hobbit would probably leave you disappointed.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

As for Prometheus, I find it hard to give you an idea of what to expect. I've only seen it once so I may enjoy it more on a re-watch but I didn't feel it neccessary to re-watch it. I can tell you that a lot of questions are left unanswered and to one's interpretation, which has frustrated many viewers. It's slow and not all the acting is great. The visual effects are the stand out imo! Sorry, really can't give you much more than that. :(

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I agree about Viggo. Him, Sean Bean and Bernard Hill (Theoden) were some of the highlights in LOTR because they were human characters. Each gave such powerful performances and we could've easily related to them. It's hard to relate to dwarves but I felt PJ put just enough to make us care for Thorin. However, there simply isn't the depth to any of the other dwarves like there were to supporting characters in LoTR. This is also due to the fact that Tolkien's novel was a light hearted adventure and it is simply a foolish choice to adapt a kid's novel into a 3 part epic fantasy!

Maybe the stuff in TDKR aren't plot holes, but they come off as incredibly idiotic. I've never seen this in any of Nolan's films. In fact, many of the characters have to be written as stupid for the story to progress. I mean, Gordon would never have ordered the entire police force into the sewers had this being TDK. It's just stuff like this and the scene in the film early on with the CIA accepting the men onto the plane. I mean, for all they knew it could've been Bin Laden in the bag. Also, Bane's death and the twist around it frustrated me but overall, I could say it was an enjoyable enough film.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

I like your thinking!! I also thought of Catwoman blasting Bane like he was nothing to be a rather symbolic term but it was more so the twist than the actual death. I could possibly be fine with Bane's death but now that we have it revealed that Talia is the real villain and that she is there to fulfill Ra's Al Ghul's destiny, she gets taken out in a a more moronic way! I see the reasoning for Bane's death but I don't see it for Talia's. The thing that annoyed me most was the twist itself, especially giving such a huge revealation about the main villain being Talia, who I hardly knew. I just felt she was underdeveloped. I didn't think one love scene was enough to know her as a character but I will certainly go in with what you told me for my next viewing. :) Cheers, PiccoloKing!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

Haha! Just shitty work right there! :) I'm glad you say Barbie! Just kidding man...I think I may have commented on this but I'm glad that you have the Prestige, Memento and TDK in your top 10! A true Nolan fan :) I really need to watch The Prestige. Seeing the trailer to 'Now You can See Me' at cinemas made me want to check out Prestige! :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

I'm sorry PiccoloKing, I didn't see your comment before. I do agree, there are many Nolanites on Youtube especially that just can't have it any other way. I've noticed that SquareMaster on Flickchart seems to be a Nolanite because he has basically all of Nolan's films in his top 10 and his bottom 20 consists of the Marvel Avengers Phase 1 films. It can often lead to bad reputation but you don't seem that kind of guy. :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

No prob, SLions. I don't mind Square because he's largely a harmless guy. I've seen way worse, believe me.

The Avengers was utter nonsense but I did enjoy the first Iron Man and Raimi's Spidey trilogy.

Thanks for not seeing me as one of them. Even when I do argue with someone, I try to address their complaints and engage in meaningful conversation. It's a lot of fun, actually.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

I hope you don't think I feel SquareMaster is a violent Nolanite. As for The Avengers, I can understand why you didn't like it. I loved it, especially for what it was aiming for. I felt they were very successful...maybe a little too successful! I mean, the film is definitely overrated imo. I'm glad you enjoyed Iron Man 1. I did too. As for the Spiderman trilogy, I haven't seen it yet. By trilogy, I'm gonna guess that you enjoyed Spiderman 3 as well. I've heard bad things about it. I mean, people call it the modern day Superman IV/Batman and Robin!

It's great to see you so patient and reserved, even when I suppose people attack you. :)

I still hope you get time to watch Back to the Future. I certainly need to watch There will be Blood! I heard its one of DDL's best performances.

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JC13

JC13 on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

I wouldn't say I hated it, but I certainly didn't like it. Honestly I thought the soundtrack was the best part of the film. The parts with HAL were pretty good, but the rest was way too long, boring, and dare I say it...pointless.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

Firstly, thanks for the compliment! I haven't found many arrogant brats on Flickchart yet! I too enjoy discussing stuff with you. I don't know whether I've asked you this but what are your reasons for not liking 2001. Don't worry, I don't either! I mean, is it just the fact that its painfully slow or is it any other reason? LOL, thank god you've given it 6% and I've given it 9%! I thought I was being too harsh on it for a second :)

As for Spiderman, I'm glad you enjoy it and I'll try watching them soon because I really do wanna see what The Amazing Spiderman is like. :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

2001 is definitely the most boring the film I've seen alongside the first Star Trek film. I love John Williams and so, the score was actually my favorite part of the film the first time. I agree, scene after scene just drags on and on without any real purpose. By the end of the film (or even halfway through the film), I simply didn't care for anyone. No one seemed developed in the slightest. After all, 2001 is meant to be a film of art. It just comes off as boring. However, I am willing to try again hopefully this time with better results?

Nice profile pic! Should've thought of that. :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/12/2013 Reply  · 

I actually can't believe your saying that John Williams didn't compose it. I looked it up and I'm astonished! Either way, I really loved the score but every other thing about that film put me to sleep. The score simply isn't enough to save the film for me. I can understand why you weren't a fan of the score. It really becomes distracting. I mean, that was kinda the issue with Man of Steel. John Williams' iconic Superman theme is so perfect for the 70s and 80s film but the score that Hans Zimmer created got kinda repetitive and annoying. It sounded too similar to The Dark Knight and it threw me off in a few scenes.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/15/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry man, I missed a comment of yours again. Tbh, I don't find John Williams' themes that repetitive. A few do sound similar like a few of the Indy tunes sound similar to a few of the SW tunes but overall, they feel different. I love a lot Zimmer's work but MoS threw me off a few times. Not to spoil anything but some of the stuff on Krypton got a bit annoying on my first viewing.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/31/2013 Reply  · 

Ah, you watched Rango and Kick-Ass. Nice. Thoughts on them?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 8/7/2013 Reply  · 

Here are some of my reasons:
1. Post count. I've accumulated about 6 or 7000 posts on a couple of message boards years ago, before I realized there's really no point. There's no special achievement unlocked if you reach a certain number. The board may even vanish, leaving no trace of your words (like tears in the rain). I'd rather spend my time doing something more productive and lasting.
2. Quality of comments. A lot of the comments I've read are usually meaningless: "This movie is better than that one because I said so." There's also the Marvel vs. DC "discussions," even if their transformation of Iron Man 2 into a masterpiece gave me some laughs. I would rather write something that's funny, reasonable or insightful, but there's either no opportunity, it's been said, or there's nothing worth saying.
3. Checking for replies. There are no notifications if someone has answered me in a discussion thread, so I would have to keep checking my recent discussion page (and memorize the post count for each discussion, so I'd know if it changed).
4. There's no edit feature. That can be a bit frustrating, as this is a site all about opinions, and opinions change over time. I'm not interested in defending everything I said years ago.
5. Getting users angry. Some people feel strongly about their favorite movies, and take criticism too personally. I don't need to make enemies just because I think Pixar's output has declined in quality after WALL-E.
6. Life. There's a lot of stuff I need to do, and want to do, both online and off. I'm sorry, but commenting on Flickchart is not high on my priorities.
I do like to talk to people, though finding topics of conversation that interests both sides can be a challenge. On the topic of Flickchart discussions, I think the most... memorable I've read recently is 500 Days of Summer vs. I Love You, Man. If you want to ask me about something else, go ahead and please be patient for my reply.

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Aussie

Aussie on 8/12/2013 Reply  · 

Great top 10. Thanks a lot for the friend request. ;)

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julinona

julinona on 8/20/2013 Reply  · 

Would you recommend that I watch director's cut of Dark City? Also I just rewatched L.A Confidential and There Will Be Blood. Awesome movies to have in your top 10.

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julinona

julinona on 8/23/2013 Reply  · 

I didn't read the link, I don't want to read spoilers, I will just take your word for it. ;)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/8/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man! Your top 10 is amazing! There are some films on your list of shame you really gotta check out! Back to the Future, Citizen Kane and Rear Window are amazing. You have 3 or 4 2007 films in your top 10. That's very interesting. We gotta talk more!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

How has it been with you PiccKing. I've been fine, being checking out quite a lot of movies. When last we talked, I had about 320 movies. I've also had the chance to re-visit a lot of movies. :)

I'm mostly on Letterboxd these days. I still go on Flickchart but not as frequently. I saw in your comment to MasterofMovies that you said Pulp Fiction is growing on you, which is awesome :) Hope it nears Reservoir Dogs someday! Wow, you checked out quite a few good films since we last talked man! You seem to be on the fence with Kick-Ass. I really enjoyed the first one greatly, the sequel not as much now but still good solid fun! The original has held its placement since I viewed it, the sequel hasn't.

Wow, nearly 50,000 rankings on Flickchart. Congratz man! :D

See you around man! :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/10/2013 Reply  · 

How is Rango, PiccoloKing? I glanced at the poster on Netflix, but never cared to check it out. You recommend?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

Ha ha Understandable! Right now, I'm in the tenth year of secondary school and it does get difficult to go on Flickchart but I give it my best. :) I've watched a lot of Hitchcock films recently, most of which I loved and I guess I discovered 'great films' :)

Always great to have you around here too! I plan to re-watch a ton of movies I didn't like the first time I saw them over the upcoming school holidays that include Citizen Kane, Dr Strangelove, Silence of the Lambs and so on. Looking forward to that!

See you around man!

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JC13

JC13 on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, how's it going? You'll be glad to know that I finally watched The Prestige again (this was my 4th viewing). The first time I saw it I was blown away, but the next two times I was disappointed. My third viewing was about a year ago, but I finally sat down and watched it again and for the first time since my first viewing I was blown away. I was disappointed before because I already new the big reveal so it became uninteresting, but this time I decided to dig deeper and boy am I glad I did. As the film itself tells you, I decided to 'watch closely' and I was able to better understand the characters motivations thus making the plot more intriguing and easier to follow. It is a multi-layered film that is beautifully structured and all in all a truly great film. I'm glad to see it in your top 10.

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JC13

JC13 on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

I'm doing good man. I completely agree with you about The Prestige. When I watched it yesterday, I think I liked it even more than I did the first time because I better understood the characters and their motivations.

Are there any movies you are planning on watching soon? I see you still haven't seen Back to the Future. Also you should watch Rear Window, it is my favorite Hitchcock film.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks! I've got a place in my heart for a couple of the films in your top 10 as well, particularly No Country for Old Men, Zodiac, Memento, LA Confidential and The Shining.

Actually, Alien is one of the movies that really kinda worked its way into the top 10. I didn't love or hate it the first time I saw it, but it just wouldn't leave me alone for a while. I've seen it now five or six times and love it more and more every time I watch it.

My feelings are less mixed on Prometheus than they are just plain negative. It looks great and I'll be the first to admit it, but I thought the writing was so heavy-handed and I was also one of the few people it seems who wasn't really enamored with Fassbender's performance, even though I agree he's usually fantastic. The connection to the original franchise was barely there, it was pretentious in a way that Alien didn't dream of and I found it endlessly boring.

I could go on and on about it, but I'm glad so many other people enjoyed it! I've given it three shots now and I just can't seem to like it...

Children of Men is a must-see. There is some epic camerawork in that thing and the beautiful visuals are matched by great performances and storytelling. I hope you enjoy it!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Absolutely wanting to have a Speilberg marathon. I'm definitely gonna check out Minority Report but I doubt it'll near my favourites which are the Indy trilogy, Jaws, Jurassic Park and E.T

But still, definitely checking it out and thanks!! Seems like you really love Zodiac, which a lot of people do. Wow, never seen it. I guess its one of the many films I need to see!! Seeing as how your favourite and third favourite films are Fincher's work and that you have Fight Club in your top 20, I'm right in guessing that Fincher is your favourite director, right!?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Since its pretty difficult to have a Speilberg-athon for me now, I might go for a Nolan-athon straight after my Horror-thon in October! :) I understand what you mean, Nolan is definitely said to be a consistent director. Btw, have you re-watched TDKR? ;) Where do you stand with Inception now? I once remember you saying that Inception kinda frustrates you but that may have changed by now.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Didn't Curious Case of Benjamin Button (or whatever its called!) win Best Picture in 2008....like, it beat TDK!!

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

I know! D: A lot of people told me to watch it. The thing is, every time I try to watch it, I stop at a certain point and then it takes a long time before I return to it. I don't know why. I will definitely try to watch the whole thing this month.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

...because I DO want to see it!

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Ugh, I'm tired.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/16/2013 Reply  · 

And you should watch Amadeus or The Big Lebowski or something. Then we're even! :D

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shane24

shane24 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

I left some comments about the comments being out of order. They seem to be back in order now, except fir my last comments! :D

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shane24

shane24 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

I think I need to re-watch Eyes Wide Shut because I can't remember much about it. What I do know is that the story just didn't interest me.

Kubrick is one of my favourite directors. I love how he used to push the boundaries to make something unique (A Clockwork Orange), or had something to say (Paths of Glory, Full Metal Jacket).

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shane24

shane24 on 9/18/2013 Reply  · 

Can you please tell me your thoughts on Eyes Wide Shut and Kubrick as well?

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CTR479

CTR479 on 9/20/2013 Reply  · 

You have a great Top 10 Films list.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

I read your comment on Inception vs. Batman Begins, and you seemed to think Inception was one of Nolan's best. So I'm surprised to see it's now in your bottom three of his films (though still fairly high on your overall list). Personally, I think it belongs in his top three (along with The Dark Knight and Memento). Could you explain what changed your mind?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

I understand the issue you have with Inception. If anything, apart from Cobb, the other characters really don't have much depth. They seem there for the plot's purpose though the characters are pretty entertaining.

I'm glad you still love TDKR. TDK never even got nominated! Yeah, kinda disturbing!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I was just wondering who your favorite directors are?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, TDK has been in my top 10 for a while now :) About a month and a half at least! I just put the Godfather a bit lower for now, until I re-watch it I think I prefer some movies over it.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

A Chan-a-thon is an awesome idea man!! In fact, I might get around to it December this year. Got a lot of movies to get through before the start of October, then its a month of horror. After that, exams, then I'll try to fit in a Chan-a-thon!! :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Great top 10! GO PREDATOR!!!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Great choices! Here are mine:
1. Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises).
2. Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Reservoir Dogs).
3. David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network).
4. Martin Scorcese (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull).
5. Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, Jaws).

Your top 10 is actually so good. I realized how you have films in there that probably deserve a top 10 spot, but I have never really considered them for some reason.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I didn't like Dark City very much. Sure, it got under my skin and was though-provoking, but the overall film was not of high quality to me. And One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is on your list of shame? Gotta get around to that haha/

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 9/26/2013 Reply  · 

I hope i ain't making a horrible mistake, but the "PicolloKing" on your nickname doesn't stand for something related to DBZ,right? 'Cause if it is a big mistake as a matter of fact,i would be incredibly interessed in knowing what were your thoughts about "Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods" , the new Toryama blow!

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 9/28/2013 Reply  · 

Eyes Wide Shut is one of the best movies ever. It's a hypnotic dream like odyssey (or maybe it is a dream) and addresses important questions and issues pertaining to relationships. The Tree of Life is very bold and ambitious and has gorgeous cinematography. I can appreciate it for that, but at times it seemed like Malick was trying to hard to make a beautiful movie. Like that scene were Jessica Chastian had her arm outstretched holding a butterfly, I couldn't hep but laugh. The movie was a little cheesy, but that is a minor problem. I still loved it.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Haha yeah, my list has made some huge changes, especially in my Top 20. It's the same movies, just in a different order.

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smatticus

smatticus on 10/2/2013 Reply  · 

Hey there

With regards to Se7en, I can't say that I've "warmed to it", as I liked it from the off; I've only seen it once, and that was enough to elevate it to my top 50. I haven't yet seen a Fincher film I didn't like (and that includes Alien3, which is one of the most criminally underrated films I've seen in my opinion).

Secondly, I'm afraid I'm going to have to disappoint you by saying that I'm probably one of the worst people to ask advice on anime as I haven't seen an anime film aside from Akira which I actually liked. Akira was pure cinematic bliss, and probably my favourite animated film period, let alone anime. But aside from that, what few other anime films I have watched have left me utterly underwhelmed (though to be fair that basically consists of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, and I rate the latter slightly higher). My plan is to watch either Ghost in the Shell, Arriety or Grave of the Fireflies next (the former I started watching and fell asleep 10 minutes in, though to be fair that was more down to exhaustion than boredom).

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JC13

JC13 on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

Nah man, I still love Nolan just as much I just realized that there are some movies that I like more than his movies. It probably helps that I rewatched the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings trilogies last weekend.

Anyways, how are you man! What movies are you planning on watching next?

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JC13

JC13 on 10/6/2013 Reply  · 

Great choice man! Looper is fantastic. I also love Gordon-Levitt, he is a great actor.

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julinona

julinona on 10/6/2013 Reply  · 

You got me on a tight spot. From my recent experiences with rewatches of movies that I absolutely love I have been pushing the rewatch Taxi Driver way too long. It has been 1 year and 3/4 months since I last saw it. When I rewatch movies that I absolutely love, I don't love them anymore. I might love a movie that I disliked on the first viewing i.e Chinatown, Memento. On the former category would enter: There Will Be Blood, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Dark Knight, Inception, American History X, Good Will Hunting, Shutter Island. They were all a part of my top 15 until I rewatched them.

I plan to buy the Blu-Ray of Taxi Driver for my second viewing, and hopefully, my third viewing will be on a cinema screen. I have extremely low hopes for that to happen but, a man can dream right?

Funny thing is, I didn't use to be like this. I watched The Dark Knight 18 times and absolutely loved it each and every single time (it was my favorite movie, followed by Inception and Shutter Island), on my 19 viewing, I didn't even love it, it didn't even enter my top 100. Sad. Same thing with Inception. 4 absolutely mindblowing viewings, the 5th one was a drag. There Will Be Blood was a VERY strong contender for my #1 spot, until I rewatched it. I hated my 2nd, 3rd viewing of it and I managed to really like it on my 4th one. Same thing with the rest.
Has this ever happened to you?
I miss the glory days of rewatching a movie and loving it more and more every single time.

I think I became like this when I became a real film-lover. I have always loved movies, but Taxi Driver changed my life. It made me adore movies. It made me a cinephile/film-buff etc.

About Se7en, When I watched it for the first time, it entered my top 5. When I rewatched it about 1 year and a half later, it managed to reclaim that high spot on my list. How many times have you watched it?

Now about Dark City. I definitely need another viewing. Not because I didn't understand it, but because I watched throughout 4 days because of guests, yeah I watch all the movies on my living room. I hate continuing movies another day. When it started (first 15 minutes), I got the feeling this would enter my top 20. As I continued watching it the next day and the next, my enthusiasm for it started dropping. I definitely loved the cinematography, and the character that I loved the most was William Hurt's. Such a scene-stealer. And you were right, the end fight made a lot of sense. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/7/2013 Reply  · 

That's cool. The Green Hornet wasn't entirely for me (6.5/10 for me), but that's just different tastes. I can see how you can like it better than Kick-Ass for sure.

Do you have any plans to see either Vampire's Kiss or Deadfall?

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shane24

shane24 on 10/7/2013 Reply  · 

Cool. I would appreciate you telling me your thoughts on Deadfall if you see it. Thanks.

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TC2012

TC2012 on 10/9/2013 Reply  · 

Haha no doubt! Kevin Spacey is 100% of the reason why American Beauty is my favorite movie. He just has that ability to make whatever movie he is in so much more enjoyable. I'd have to say that his performance in Seven is what makes it such a great movie, and I think a lot of people can agree with me on that. I'm also going to assume that we both have a liking for a good villain.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 10/12/2013 Reply  · 

I feel bad for not having told you this before man, but please check out letterboxd.com if you haven't already. A whole bunch of Flickcharters are on there and its a site that a movie lover like you is bound to love! :)

I remember you telling me a while ago that you appreciate Inception more than you love it. I now see that its in your top 40, did you re-watch it?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 10/12/2013 Reply  · 

Check out Letterboxd when you can. I suggest you sign up soon and just give it a go, I'm sure you'll love it. I actually prefer it to IMDb in terms of the way the site looks and stuff! Great to see you enjoyed Gravity. I can't wait to see it!

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julinona

julinona on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

My pleasure man. That is absolutely true.

Well I do hope I love There Will Be Blood as much again. I will wait a couple of years before rewatching it. I'm glad you still love it though.

And I thought I had seen Dark Knight too many times. You have encouraged me to check it out again now that you say that some viewings were kinda meh.

From #2 to #41, that's a bit disappointing. Have you seen it again? Maybe you will love it again, just like TWBB.

Hahaah, Careful with Se7en though, don't watch it too often, resist the temptation.

I am angry though, there are people on Youtube, pne who says that he has seen Taxi Driver more than 100 times and it still is his favorite movie. Another guys watches the Godfather on a weekly basis for more than 10 years and it still remains his favorite movie.

After 2 disappointing rewatches of Fight Club, I also prefer Se7en, even Zodiac. Mindblowing movie which I have only seen once. I don't know how it would stand up on a rewatch. It is very slow. How many times have you seen it?

How often do you revisit your top favorite movies?

Hahaahah, funny you mention The Shining, I first saw it on my computer screen. Didn't think that highly of it.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 10/17/2013 Reply  · 

Definitely a good movie, some of the best spectacle I've seen ever on film. The Dialogue is pretty good and has its moments, but the major fault in this film has to be the overwhelming tedium. Some of the scenes are a total snooze fest and remind of how Alien is after repetitive viewings.

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julinona

julinona on 10/20/2013 Reply  · 

Please tell me what you think of Taxi Driver when you rewatch it.

Well, they are both trusted uploaders and not random commenters, and you know there are different sorts of people so I believe them to be honest. Its not like I believe everyone ever, but they were convincing, at least for me.

I personally don't know how I would find Zodiac on a repeated viewing. I personally am not that interested on doing researches about movies, I just read, watch reviews of them. The first viewing blew me away though. 10/10 for me.

Once every 1 and a half years is awesome. I am still trying to find my ideal gap.

I sure hope I love The Shining.

Random question: do you know anything about TVs? How many inches is yours? What would you recommend LED, LCD or Plasma? Someone told me that Plasma is the best out of all the 6 TVs that he had bought. I ask because a second opinion is never a bad thing.

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julinona

julinona on 11/8/2013 Reply  · 

Inception was actually not a part of my top 10 since my second last viewing, I though I would just let it stay there hoping that a rewatch would remedy it. I was definitely wrong. I think it has tons to do with my taste in films evolving. What about you, has Se7en always been your favorite movie? Inception was my favorite movie at a point in my life along with Dark Knight and Shutter Island in that order. I have realized that Christopher Nolan isn't one of my favorite directors anymore. When I have rewatched some of his movies lately, none of them lived up to my expectations. An exception would be Memento which I didn't love on my first viewing, and I absolutely loved it on a rewatch. The Prestige I have only seen once, and I loved every second of it, and it has fallen some spots on my chart because it has been more than 2 years since I saw it.

How about you, how come Inception doesn't work for you as much as some of Nolan's other flicks?

I just rewatched There Will Be Blood for the 5th time yesterday. I realized something (which I already knew but didn't put much emphasis on), every scene in that movie is memorable. I can't think of one scene that can be cut from the movie. I do not flat out love it though, the best way I can explain it is that it has a certain coldness to it that it prevents me from hooking on to the story. Hope that makes sense to you. But with that in mind, it is in no way, shape or form a boring movie. In fact, I still hold it in high regard and do call it the best movie of the past decade. Its not that I find Daniel Plainview extremely unlikeable, some of my favorite movie characters are villains. I know I said that I would wait a couple of years until rewatching it to maybe blow me away like the first time, but it happened to be on cable, and I just couldn't say no to it.

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julinona

julinona on 11/8/2013 Reply  · 

Does TDK still hold up that well with repeated viewings these days? Yes it is bound to bore you. the biggest reason why I avoid rewatching my top movies for a long period of time.
I really like Begins. What is your opinion on it? It does get a bit silly at points though. Katie Holmes is absolutely terrible in her role, she smiles about something about a case like a little kid, she is terrible especially when compared to Maggie Gyllenhaal's take on the character, which is absolutely perfect. I don't think she is very hot though, because usually chicks in superhero films are extra-mega hot and have poor acting skills, see Scarlett Johansson in Avengers. I don't know why, but I have a feeling you don't hate Katie Holmes as Rachel. Is it true? I don't know why I think that. I need to watch Insomnia, I hear it is very underrated.

Yes, that is exactly what I think about Inception, the dramatic scenes don't carry that much weight, even if the acting is good, dare I say very good. What is the biggest flaw in Inception's story that you have manged to find? I have seen the movie 6 times and on my 4h viewing did I only discover this: in the snowy level, when Tom Hardy needs another way in, Ellen Page could have only said it to Hardy on the walkie-talkie instead of telling it first to DiCaprio and then to Hardy, Dicaprio has absolutely 0 usage for that information, even if he says "we don't have time for this!!!" and when she says the secret entrance to him he only reacts by nodding. What the shit Nolan? How many times have you seen Inception?

I personally have no idea which movie can be #1 in the future. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say Fight Club. It means so much to me, the character of Tyler Durden is my idol in life. I quote him almost everyday.

Well, that coldness makes me very afraid of revisiting A Clockwork Orange. The character development in TWBB is flawless. You know the beach scene in where Daniel starts doubting Henry's motives. I can't seem to understand what made him doubt that he is lying. Was it because he had to repeat that sentence? I don't get it. Of course I have much love for TWBB still. It is one of the 12 movies that I have seen all my life that were strong contenders for my #1 movie of all time. I can't forget that, even if I hate the movie in the future. Some scenes are touching, but the movie as a whole would be far from touching. TWBB blew me away even if I had seen the Milkshake scene before. I can't really believe it. I was hyped so much for it, even without never before hearing about Daniel Day Lewis or Paul Thomas Anderson. I hope it still blows me away that much someday.

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JC13

JC13 on 11/11/2013 Reply  · 

Have you seen Once Upon a Time in the West? If not you need to watch it man. I love pretty much everything about it! The characters, the cinematography, the dialogue, and of course the music. It's on par with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in my opinion. In fact I switch back and forth between the two as my favorite. Interestingly, the first time I watched it (I've seen it 6 times now) I didn't quite love it, it wasn't till my second viewing that I was blown away and it has gotten even better with each viewing.

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julinona

julinona on 11/11/2013 Reply  · 

well, if you want to buy it, I would definitely say no. I don't think I love it that much to blindly recommend it to you. The first time I found it a drawn-out and unnecessarily long, but it blew me away on my second viewing. I do think it has the potential to become an absolute favorite of mine on repeated viewings. Looking at your top movies, you are not a huge fan of westerns and of slow paced movies, but if you can borrow it from a friend or catch it on TV, why the hell not. I would feel very guilty if I( told you to buy and then you would end up hating it. So my final answer would be no. Don't let that stop you from watching the movie though. It is a must watch for all movie lovers. It is a masterpiece, no doubt about it, but it doesn't seem like something you would enjoy. Hope that helped.

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JC13

JC13 on 11/11/2013 Reply  · 

Ha Ha no problem. It's the kind of movie that you can't really say much about it without spoiling it, so I tried to be vague. Just be warned that it is slow paced and its NOTHING like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! That is probably one of the reasons I was slightly disappointed the first time because I expected it to be like TGTBATU. Make sure to tell me what you thought after you watch it, I'd love to hear what you think!

I see that you finally watched Looper, what'd you think?

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JC13

JC13 on 11/12/2013 Reply  · 

I totally agree with you on Looper, great film. And that kid was fantastic! It's so rare to see a good child performance, but the kid in Looper was amazing. I hope you enjoy Once Upon a Time in the West :)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 11/23/2013 Reply  · 

King, long time no talk! What have you been up to? Have anything planned to watch soon? I just saw the new Hunger Games film, and I really liked it. What an improvement over the first one. Do you have any interest in it? Also, how was Looper?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 11/27/2013 Reply  · 

I'm doing well. Yeah, I imagine how much college could effect you not visiting this site. I visit it everyday, but then again I'm in high school. Cool, it will be good for you to get back to the daily question!

Yeah, Looper was fantastic, glad to see you enjoyed it and I agree with all your points! I'm guessing your not interested in The Hunger Games because you have not yet seen the first one? Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is a great actress (and not too hard to look at either).

You have a lot of quality films from 2007 on your list. There's about four in your top 20 alone!

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djones16

djones16 on 12/4/2013 Reply  · 

thanks for the friend invite

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Shane24comments2

Shane24comments2 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

I set this new account up JUST before these comments changes. I set it up because people were having trouble loading my page because I have so many comments. But now, i will have to use it for my sake unless Flickchart help me. You see, when I try and load my other comments now, it stalls, and even throws me off the Internet. So unless they fix it, you may have to leave comments here. I got five new comments whilst I was asleep, but can only see two of them.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

I think it would make it better if a few more comments were visible. Maybe 20 to 30? But that still doesn't fix the problem that I can't look at previous comments.

I accept the request with no hesitation, mate. ;)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

Long time no talk man! I was gonna tell you how I did see Minority Report finally but for some reason, I haven't been replying to comments!

I did see Minority Report. I can link you my review of the film that I posted on Minority Report. I definitely enjoyed the film quite a lot. Here's the link to my Letterboxd review: http://letterboxd.com/slionscricket/film/minority-report/

P.S: Hope you make a Letterboxd account now! :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

A lot of Flickcharters now have Letterboxd accounts. I love that site so much !:)

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julinona

julinona on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

Hey PiccoloKing. What's up...

Did you buy Once Upon A Time In the West yet? Or did my comment make you not buy it?

I just finished my Batman marathon which included 8 movies: Batman (1966), 2 Tim Burton Batman-s, 2 Joel Schumacher Batman-s, 3 Christopher Nolan Batman-s.

I rewatched all of them and right now, Batman begins is my favorite of all of them. It just worked on this viewing, everything came together so perfectly. One of my favorite movies in general, even if it took 5 viewings for me to love this.

Dark Knight, I rewatched it twice in 2 days. I love it, but not nearly as much as I used to. A big reason is that with 21 viewings under my belt, Joker is starting to lose his luster a bit for me. He isn't the standout, he isn't minblowing to me anymore, though he still is a really good villain.

Dark Knight Rises was awesome! I loved every minute of it. I now prefer Rises over Dark Knight.

I prefer Tim Burton's Batman over The Dark Knight, although very slightly. What do you think about the Tim Burton ones? I love the first, and the second, although not as good nor entertaining than the first, is still very good.

Did you rewatch Dark Knight and There Will Be Blood? Or did you just feel like re-ranking them?

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julinona

julinona on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

Quick, quick, quick, quick thoughts on Once Upon a Time In The West.

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julinona

julinona on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

I just rewatched A History Of Violence for the 6th time this past week. It still blew me away. Along with Eastern Promises, both by David Cronenberg. The guy knows how to direct crime thrillers. I definitely think you should check them out, but beware, they are slow paced, but brilliant nonetheless. Although I do recommend Violence more than Promises (the movies :P) because I have seen it more and love it more. It just keeps getting better and better.

I have been thinking a lot about Zodiac these past few weeks. I don't know why. I'm afraid of revisiting it though, I might not enjoy it as much the second time around.

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julinona

julinona on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

Nice man, I'm glad you loved the pacing. I don't think the movie would be as magical if the pacing had been fast. Yes, the cinematography is mindblowing. The score, I'd say is on par if not better than GBU as a whole, but nothing can touch Ecstasy Of Gold in GBU in my opinion, that might just be the greatest piece of movie soundtrack ever written.

I agree, but in my opinion everyone steals the show, Bronson, Robards and Fonda, they were all awesome. What did you think of the characters? I specifically want to know your opinion on Fonda's Frank. I appreciated him WAY more as a villain in my second viewing. What was your favorite character. I can't pick, I'm having an aneurism trying to decide, I'd say Chayenne.

I agree, just Fonda riding his horse with the soundtrack, that is one epic part(like the whole movie). As long as it is, I swear, I didn't want it to end. Planning to rewatch it soon? For me, it is one of those movies that just gets better and better the more you think about it and rewatch it. I'm glad you loved it. I'm glad you went with your gut and bought it.

Ahh, I don't know about that. I really want to rewatch it but somehow I know I won't love it as much.

When are you going to rewatch your top movies?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/19/2013 Reply  · 

It has been a while! I'm well, Winter Break just started, so I've got lots of time to watch movies, now. How are you?

I don't have much of an opinion on Ford, as I've only seen The Searchers and The Grapes of Wrath (which are both great). I've greatly enjoyed what I've seen from Leone, though (Good/Bad/Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West), the latter being an instant favorite. Why do you ask?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/19/2013 Reply  · 

I definitely need to see more from both directors. Once Upon a Time in America is at the top of my netflix queue, though, so I'll be seeing that soon (not a western, I know, but still).
Happy viewing to you as well!

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julinona

julinona on 12/21/2013 Reply  · 

Nice, tell me what you think of them when you rewatch them. Looking forward to seeing new rankings.

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JC13

JC13 on 12/24/2013 Reply  · 

I'm doing great! Merry Christmas to you too! It's great to hear from you man. I'm glad you loved Once Upon a Time in the West. I agree that I don't have a single problem with it either. It's one of the few films I actually consider to be perfect and its in my personal top 10 favorite films of all time. What'd you think of the flashback during the final duel? It's gotta be my favorite flashback scene from any movie. Would you say that you like Once Upon a Time in the West or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly better?

I also noticed you watched Apocalypse Now, what'd you think?

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JC13

JC13 on 12/24/2013 Reply  · 

I saw that you told Boonmee that you are going on a bit of a Western marathon. Sergio Leone is my second favorite director so I highly recommend A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More as well as the very underrated Duck You Sucker.

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JC13

JC13 on 12/25/2013 Reply  · 

I highly suggest you give Apocalypse Now another go sometime. The first time I saw it I gave it a 6/10 the second time I gave it an 8 and the third time I gave it a 9.5/10 its definitely a film that improves on repeat viewings. The third act really goes nowhere, but whatever. Ha Ha. Even if you didn't care for it, you gotta admit the cinematography is breathtaking!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 2/8/2014 Reply  · 

Haha wow, 8.7 huh? I would've calculated yours for you if you hadn't already. I'm guessing Shutter Island dragged down your score a bit? From what I remember it doesn't really have a high rating.

What did you think of Wall Street? As in Wolf?

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dare

dare on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

you have a cool top ten thanks for the request

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MaritimeAviator

MaritimeAviator on 2/14/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the add! Impressive Top 10. I have been dying to see Zodiac for years. I think I'll have to go and watch it now. I don't know Dark City, I'll have to check it out. It's refreshing to see a different Top 10. Cheers!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/25/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, Piccolo. I was wondering what your predictions for the Academy Awards?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/27/2014 Reply  · 

My predictions are actually quite bold, dude! I could see American Hustle winning Best Picture, Wolf of Wall Street causing an upset for Best Adapted Screenplay, Jared and Matty like you said, either Cate or Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle. Her could possibly win the best Original Screenplay, and Gravity will definitely sweep the most Oscars.

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Linzeda

Linzeda on 2/28/2014 Reply  · 

Intriguing top ten. I like that you have The Prestige up there ;)

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Linzeda

Linzeda on 3/1/2014 Reply  · 

Unfortunately, I haven't seen Memento, yet. I heard it was amazing, though. I'll remember to keep an eye out for it. ;)

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 3/29/2014 Reply  · 

I'm curious why Shutter Island is in your top 20. I personally didn't care for it, as it dragged for me and the twist wasn't shocking.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 3/30/2014 Reply  · 

I thought Shutter Island was pretty good you can't go wrong with Scorsese

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 3/31/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I figured out the twist pretty early on in Shutter Island, so the misdirection didn't do much for me. I agree that Scorsese is a great director and Memento is fantastic as a story and psychological study.

Also, why didn't you like Wolf of Wall Street? I thought it was great.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/5/2014 Reply  · 

hey I got a random question to ask you what did you think of American Beauty I recently watched it and absolutely loved it what did you think of it if you seen it ;]

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/6/2014 Reply  · 

OK, I've rewatched Shutter Island, and remember about some things that bugged me:
--some dialogue made me cringe. Like when Ben Kingsley meets DiCaprio at the end, he says "Why are you all wet, baby?" which seems really OOC, and made me go what in so many ways. Or DiCaprio saying he was raised by wolves. There was some other dialogue that didn't work either (the closing line seemed a bit... pretentious?) It just didn't work for me, though maybe this is a minor point for you. IMO, Wolf of Wall Street had much better dialogue.
--the music is monotonous, just vruuum, vruuum throughout and used a bit too frequently. Scorsese has had some great music--Bernard Herrmann's Taxi Driver score, the opening of Raging Bull, Layla in Goodfellas and I'm Shipping up to Boston in The Departed. SI's score didn't come close to those (for me, I realize this is very subjective). About the only time I liked its use was when it was cut off abruptly in mid-vruum.
--the length. It's two hours and ten minutes (or so) for a fairly simple plot. I rewatched 12 Angry Men before SI, and it seemed to cover more ground in an hour and a half. Though I'm not Thelma Schoonmaker, so... but there did seem to be a lot of footage of DiCaprio wandering around the island and asking questions that led nowhere.
--when I said the ending wasn't shocking to me, I was referring to DiCaprio being a patient in a simulation, not about him killing his wife who drowned their kids.
--I think the cinematography was pretty sharp and there is indeed a pretty thick atmosphere... but, my ranking stays for now.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/7/2014 Reply  · 

If you sill have not seen my comment on Dark City go to my profile in the comment area ;)

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/7/2014 Reply  · 

? I'm sorry if my post bothered you. It wasn't my intention, I just wanted to describe why it didn't work for me in more detail. I'll leave you alone.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/10/2014 Reply  · 

It's no problem, I understand it's hard to make jokes on the Internet because you can't hear the other person's tone.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

How's it going?

Thoughts of Wolf of Wall Street?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, and what about Miami Vice? I fell asleep in the cinema for a little part of that film. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Good to here. :)

When you compare Wolf to his other films, I can see what you mean by the fall not being effective for you. Personally, I hadn't really given that thought until you told me. I will keep it in mind when I see it next. :)

I think Miami Vice took itself way too seriously. With that hairstyle, Farrell should've been a riot! :D

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JC13

JC13 on 4/14/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Piccolo! How's it going man? We haven't talked in a while :(

I just watched The Shining for the third time the other day and its now in my top 35. Such a great film. Cool that its in your top 5. Have you watched anything good lately?

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JC13

JC13 on 4/15/2014 Reply  · 

Glad to hear you're doing well!

The direction, cinematography and haunting score are reason alone to watch The Shining. Not to mention the brilliant performances.

Eyes Wide Shut is actually my 3rd favorite Kubrick. Brilliant film and very underrated. Like The Shining it gets better every time. I'm not much of a Tom Cruise fan, but he's great in Eyes Wide Shut. Have you seen Dr. Strangelove? That's my favorite Kubrick. I actually just got done rewatching it and it's now my #13. Brilliant satire!

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/16/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the request! :D what'd ya think of the wolf of wall street? I thought it really was a brilliant film, leo and jonah are pefrect in it. I can see your a big nolan fan, youve got 3 of his films in ur top 10!

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/16/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, the first time I saw 2001 i really hated it, but after a 2nd viewing something happend and i clicked for me. Now it's one of my all time favorite movies. Idk what happened I just fell in love with it. Yeah, kubrick is my favorite director, nobody makes as passionate and such amazing films as kubrick.

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GoodFather

GoodFather on 4/18/2014 Reply  · 

Do you have an IMDb account? I just saw a post on a board from a user with the same name.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/21/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man! Been a while since we've had a talk huh?

Yep, it was my second viewing of 'The Departed' and I LOVED every moment of the film. I want to see it again very soon, after I watch The Wolf of Wall Street. I see that your percentage for it is in the 50s. What did you think of it?

Glad you seemed to like The Hobbit: AUJ and loved Once Upon A Time in the West.

I recommend you try to watch some of the top films on your list of shame. You'll be lucky when you decide to watch them, so many great films! :)

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/24/2014 Reply  · 

Wow! your favorite movie is seven, I just saw it recently and I love it! mind telling me why it's your all time favorite though? :)

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/25/2014 Reply  · 

It definitely is a masterpiece. :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

Oh my god, I'm sorry for failing to reply to you. Anyways, I went into The Wolf of Wall Street with somewhat lower expectations and loved it, not as much as Scorsese's older classics but still loved it.

I didn't really find the film repetitive in terms of Scorsese's filmography. I just enjoyed it, felt somewhat different from his other crime flicks.

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kwlo7

kwlo7 on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

How is it that you have 50k+ rankings but only 483 movies?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/12/2014 Reply  · 

I actually just saw Gran Torino a few days ago for the first time and was completely blown away.I try not to rank movies that I've only seen once too high,but I immediately put it in my Top 5.I watched it again the next night and still loved it.

Any movies you have planned to watch soon?

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/16/2014 Reply  · 

I just saw Zodiac and I was blown away! It was fantastic! One of the best movies I've ever seen! I'm very pleased to see you love it also. :)

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dara_22

dara_22 on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

From what I can see you're a fan of Christopher Nolan's work. So is The Prestige is your favorite movie of his? My personal favorite is Inception.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/1/2014 Reply  · 

The Prestige sure is awesome. Kind of gets lost in the shuffle sometimes among Nolan's other films like The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception but it's just as good.

I still have to see Zodiac. Everyone's been saying a lot of good things about it.

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 8/1/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the Friend request.

P.s You Need to see Back to the Future.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/3/2014 Reply  · 

Oh man,that is a hard question! I think I would have to go with No Country for Old Men.I think it has the better script,better cinematography,and all-around better performances.Don't get me wrong though,Daniel Day Lewis' performance destroys anyone in No Country.

What are your thoughts?

Has your Top 10 changed?

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reyndevil

reyndevil on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Thank you for the add!

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reyndevil

reyndevil on 8/23/2014 Reply  · 

Awesome list too! Also a fan of gritty/noir crime thrillers here

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JAB88

JAB88 on 8/28/2014 Reply  · 

Hey thank you for the friend request! I really should see The Prestige sometime because I'm also a big Nolan fan myself. You have a very good taste in movies btw.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

What made you put Zodiac ahead of Seven? I prefer the latter, as I think Fincher did everything right the first time (as well as better performances and script).

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copulman

copulman on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

Your top 10 is very similar to mine. Like the love for Dark City.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

I feel that you've omitted one serious point about Se7en--John Doe invades your personal space in the climax in several ways. The field provides a visual contrast to the grimy city. That scene would've lost some of its impact if Doe's crimes had been to ordinary places and people for the entire film. I agree that Zodiac is more realistic, although that's not really a strong factor for me.
I think that Pauline Kael's rule about never rewatching movies is silly, and I don't have any strict rule about when to rewatch something. I just have a pretty good memory. I think I could describe every scene that happens in Pulp Fiction, along with some memorable dialogue. So why would I spend two hours or so of my life rewatching when I can play it back in my head? We all have a finite time on this planet, so I would rather experience a new film, or one that I've mostly forgotten about or pursue a different interest. On a similar note, I heard about someone watching Pulp Fiction every week. sheesh.

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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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JC13

JC13 on 10/4/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man! How you been doing? I watched Gone Girl last night and it was fantastic. Are you going to see it?

I also watched Zodiac for a third time and loved it even more. I see it's now your #1.

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JC13

JC13 on 10/5/2014 Reply  · 

It's always great to hear from you too man! Be sure to tell me what you think of Gone Girl after you see it.

I noticed you saw and liked The Master. I thought it was pretty good, but disappointing. Currently my least favorite PTA. I will watch it again very soon though in preparation for Inherent Vice.

I also noticed you loved The Thin Red Line. I watched all of Malick's films last month and The Thin Red Line was definitely my favorite.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on both of those! :)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

PiccoloKing, please accept my deepest apology. I was not aware that I didn't include you. I honestly do consider you one of the biggest diehards on this site! Oblige me if you will concerning your loyalty to your favorite film as well as your top 10. Again, I'm sorry man.

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JC13

JC13 on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the response man! I always love reading your thoughts on a film. I will rewatch The Master by the end of the week and get back to you on my thoughts. I currently have it at a 7/10, but I'm sure it will go up. :)

What are your thoughts on Magnolia? That's my favorite PTA film.

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JC13

JC13 on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah I've only seen Magnolia once, but it was back in July. To prepare for Inherent Vice I'm watching all of PTA's films again in order. Today will be Boogie Nights. Magnolia tomorrow.

I agree on Cruise in Magnolia, he completely steals the show from a stellar cast. The guy gets a lot of hate, but I love him. Magnolia may be his best performance.

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JC13

JC13 on 10/12/2014 Reply  · 

I just got done rewatching The Master and liked it a lot more this time. Your thoughts on the film really helped me to dig deeper and appreciate the film more. So thanks man!

I also can really see your Clockwork Orange comparison. Great job bro! You're great at noticing stuff like that.

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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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Danielod

Danielod on 10/21/2014 Reply  · 

I'm doing quite well, thanks for asking. Not a whole lot is going on, just a bunch of homework. :) I'm in high school btw, so I'm pretty busy with the quarter coming to a close, but its nothing I can't handle. :) I don't really have anything spectacular to share I'm sorry to say, but sometimes thats a good thing, right :) Anyways, I'm doing great and I really appreciate you asking. :)

What about you?

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

Well said. :)

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

LOOONG time, no chat!!!

Yeah, had to nuke the damn thing! When last I was on Flickchart, I tried re-ranking my favourite films several times that I was actually beginning to suffer severe stress, where I was struggling to remember movies I had seen the previous day and why I even loved certain films. I then realized that I simply had to nuke my list and wait until the very end of the year to get back. There was a time where I struggled to rank any two films that I enjoyed when I put them together so I decided to take a break from the site. Will be back with a chart at the end of the year. :D

Definitely been a long time since we last had a chat! I still see Back to the Future on your list of shame! ;)

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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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JC13

JC13 on 11/9/2014 Reply  · 

Thoughts on Gone Girl?

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JC13

JC13 on 11/11/2014 Reply  · 

Glad you loved it and I agree on most of your points except for the last 20 minutes. I fucking loved it! My #1 of the year so far and I doubt it will be passed.

I see that Interstellar made your top 40! I loved it too, but not that much. I'd love to hear your thoughts on that one as well. I thought it was a visual masterpiece. The 3 hours flew by and the story went to many unexpected places. It didn't play out at all like I expected. I also loved the raw emotion present in many scenes. Zimmer's score was spectacular and there was some great intensity. I also loved the open ending. What did you think?

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JC13

JC13 on 11/12/2014 Reply  · 

Great write-up my friend! I agree with you on almost all points. I'm interested to hear what you thought of Zimmer's score, because when talking about Gone Girl you said scores shouldn't threaten to overpower what's happening on screen. Zimmer's was pretty loud and covered up some of the dialogue (I loved it though).

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JC13

JC13 on 11/13/2014 Reply  · 

I see what you're saying. I'm not blaming Zimmer for the music playing over the dialogue I'm blaming Nolan. :)

I always love Zimmer's work. I think the standout was during the redocking scene. The music was powerful there!

The Dark Knight Rises is Zimmer's best for me.

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BabouShka

BabouShka on 11/16/2014 Reply  · 

Hello, thanks for the friend request! :)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 11/18/2014 Reply  · 

I'd definitely have to go with GoodFellas once more, but it definitely is a close one. The reason being, is because GoodFellas and Martin Scorsese influenced Tarantino's approach to creating 'Fiction. GoodFellas is one of the 90s' most seminal movies.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 12/27/2014 Reply  · 

I'm curious as to your low ratings of some of Marvel's films. I think they can be formulaic, but entertaining, but would like to hear your reasons.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/6/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks, bro! Same to you. Seen anything good lately? How've you been?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/9/2015 Reply  · 

Whereabouts are you from, my friend?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/9/2015 Reply  · 

Nice place! ;)

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johnmason

johnmason on 2/5/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, sorry, I'm terrible for checking my profile for comments!

I was unhappy with the way large sections of my chart were looking. I recently decided to nuke all of my rankings (over 82,000!) and start over.

I let Flickchart pick my first twenty movies, got them in an order I liked, and have now been adding movies individually by title, going in alphabetical order. Currently in the C's...

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 7/2/2015 Reply  · 

Do you think Gone Girl is misogynist?

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alphahawk

alphahawk on 7/11/2015 Reply  · 

sorry, I don't check my messages as often as I should. We're friends now though.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/11/2016 Reply  · 

And to you too, Pic! Catch the Globes today?

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JC13

JC13 on 4/11/2016 Reply  · 

Hey man! It's been a while. How are things going? I'd love to hear your thoughts on The Revenant. It is my favorite film of last year and it seems you liked it as well.

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JC13

JC13 on 4/24/2016 Reply  · 

It's great to hear from you man! I still use Flickchart, but not as much as I used to. I'm over on Letterboxd a lot more these days. Have you heard of it?

Glad we agree on The Revenant. I didn't mind the stuff they added, but I can see why some people were bothered by it. I think both DiCaprio and Hardy were incredible and I actually do think it's Lubezki's best work.

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jayrmoore

jayrmoore on 9/24/2016 Reply  · 

Hey man I love your top 10, I haven't seen Dark City since high school so it may need a re watch.

How did you like Edge of Tomorrow?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 3/4/2017 Reply  · 

formulate or perceive (a comparison or distinction).
"the law drew a clear distinction between innocent and fraudulent misrepresentation"

the arrival of a notable person or thing.
"the advent of television"

a petty quarrel, especially one between friends or lovers.
"Joanna had a tiff with her boyfriend"

an institution, place, or person strongly maintaining particular principles, attitudes, or activities.
"cricket's last bastion of discrimination"

Acids that fret at even the strongest metals.

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destroyeroflife

destroyeroflife on 3/20/2017 Reply  · 

Hi friend!! Remember me?

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amnotmad

amnotmad on 8/6/2017 Reply  · 

I really like you're top 20, even though I've only seen 4 of the films on there (Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Memento and No Country for Old Men). My question is if you have seen Whiplash, if you have, what are you're thoughts, if not, I would highly recommend it.

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jayrmoore

jayrmoore on 8/14/2017 Reply  · 

Hey! Sorry for the delay, I've been away at the cottage . My favorite horror movie for sure! To be honest I think Scream 2 is fantastic. Other than a couple stupid scenes which all four movies have. For example in Scream 2 when Sidney & Haillie have that awesome tense scene when Ghost Face was driving the cop car and crashes. The girls have to climb through the front of the car while he was knocked out. The scene would have been much more realistic if Sid tried to take his mask off. He could have woken up while she was trying. I hate when they run from the car. I'm nit picking a bit lol.

As a whole though I think Scream 2 is close to the original. It also was the start of my respect for Liev Schreiber and Timothy Olyphant. I thought it was a great follow up with Billy's mother as well. It's also the only one of the 4 movies that I really liked Courtney Cox in it.

Scream 3 is my least favorite of the 4. Parker Posey is awful in my opinion. The whole movie was a joke. I didn't love that Sid has a brother now and her mother lived a double life and bla bla. My favorite part of 3 is the opening scene with Cotton. (The opening scene in all 4 are fantastic) I didn't mind the plot of the movie. Actors are getting killed off in the order of the script. Pretty cool but it just wasn't taken as seriously as the first 2. Also Courtney Cox is awful in this movie. Hate her hair.

The 4th one I didn't like very much when I first saw it but over the years I've grown to really like it. It's actually a pretty great follow up. I like Sid's story, Love Allison Brie.
Courtney Cox again is pretty awful in this one. I do like how the Stab movies have about 16 sequels. Wes was really good with poking fun at Hollywood in the franchise.

I think Scream is one of the most realistic horror movies of all time. Simple story about a teenage boy who chooses to kill his girlfriend and brainwashes his friend to help. That is scary to me because it's a premise that isn't too far the realistic. The opening scene of Scream is still my favorite of any horror film. I have a buddy who doesn't like the movie because he says that Criminal Minds would get involved and shit the town down lol. I mean I can't take any of these movies that seriously.

My order is easily 1,2,4,3

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destroyeroflife

destroyeroflife on 1/3/2018 Reply  · 

Twitter, Piccolo?

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Andrew784

Andrew784 on Feb 28 Reply  · 

Thanks for adding me. Interesting top 25.

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