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Reelz

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Reelz's Favorite Movies

Mad Max: Fury Road Pulp Fiction Back to the Future No Country for Old Men The Thing Alien The Raid 2 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Seven Samurai The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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JRyneChattanooga

JRyneChattanooga on 5/18/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the add!

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/18/2012 Reply  · 

Depends on what kind of movies you're into. I'll watch ANYTHING - action, drama, romance, comedy, foreign, arthouse - as long as it's good. Some people see it as a "check your brain at the door" type of movie, and it is, to an extent. If you're not into action movies, you're probably going to find yourself wondering what all the noise was about. But if you can appreciate good action design and good choreography, you might end up nodding your head in agreement with all the hype. Me, I love a well-crafted movie. Love Scorsese, love Kubrick, love Leone, love Lumet...But I also worship at the altars Jackie Chan, Shane Black, and Sam Raimi. A good movie's a good movie, as long as it kicks ass within the context of its genre.

Long and short of it - if you can really appreciate an action movie FOR its action and how well-crafted that action is, you'll dig it. I haven't seen a movie with action scenes that good since I was...14, I wanna say, when I saw Hard Boiled for the first time. And I'm 23 now.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Hmmm...If you're into martial arts, try some of Jackie's better stuff. Stuff like Drunken Master 2, Police Story, or Project A. There's some masterful stuff there. Then you've got stuff like Eastern Condors, In the Line of Duty 4, and Tiger Cage 2.

If it's gunfights you want, check out Hard Boiled, The Killer, Time and Tide, or Exiled. A Bittersweet Life is another good one. It's a little light on action, but it's a great movie. And what little action it has is very well done. If Scorsese, Michael Mann, Park Chan-Wook, and John Woo had a freaky orgy baby, he'd have made A Bittersweet Life.

The Thais have made a couple of bangers with movies like Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong a.k.a. The Protector.

Versus is like Evil Dead 2 meets a kung fu yakuza movie. And I don't know if you've seen Ronin, the De Niro movie, but that's got some of the best car chases I've ever seen.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, Hard Boiled is incredible. You should give some of Woo's other movies a shot. And I meant to see Haywire in theaters, but I missed out. Looked pretty awesome. I've heard good things about Carano in that movie.

Oldboy is a personal favorite of mine and you'll dig it if you're into stuff like Se7en. I've got Mother and I Saw the Devil on my shelf, still in the plastic, as I haven't had a chance to watch them yet. But I'm looking forward to them. And Kim Ji-Woon, the guy who directed I Saw the Devil, is also the guy who directed A Bittersweet Life, that movie I told you about earlier. But yeah, you should definitely give Oldboy a look.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the friend request!

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/20/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks. I must say you have a pretty damn awesome list, too! I haven't seen No Country yet, but I keep hearing good things about it, and I like the Coens, so I will check it out pretty soon. And I'll rewatch The Social Network. Fincher really has become one of my favorite directors. The Social Network was the first one I saw of his, but I don't remember much from it to be honest.

And yeah, I must admit that Kick-Ass is certainly the ‘odd duck’ on my list. All my other movies are generally regarded as very good movies (well…except for Planet Terror, I guess). But the reactions towards Kick-Ass are usually pretty mixed; some people like it, some people thought it was okay and other people don’t get the appeal. I’m in none of those groups: I freaking love it. I can relate with the main character and his motivations, the action is top-notch, almost every joke works, the soundtrack is amazing, and the movie has some themes that are fun to discover and analyze. It’s excellent entertainment. The movie does have it’s flaws. But, at least in my opinion, they belong in the ‘nitpicking’ category. They’re almost not worth mentioning.

Judging from your list, I think you’ll like Snatch more than Amadeus. Snatch has a fantastic soundtrack and very memorable characters. And arguably Brad Pitt’s funniest performance. I have yet to see Lock&Stock, but I do plan on watching it. I really like Guy Ritchies directing. Not only in Snatch, but also in the Sherlock Holmes movies.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/21/2012 Reply  · 

That'll be a Matthew Vaughn-themed week then I guess :P (he produced both Lock Stock and Snatch, and he directed Kick-Ass.)

And Planet Terror is awesome. I have seen only minutes of Death Proof, but it instantly bored me to death. Tarantino is known for his interesting dialogue, but I didn't care from the start.

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 5/22/2012 Reply  · 

hey thanks for the add fellow flickcharter

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 5/22/2012 Reply  · 

Drive completely blew me away. One of the most perfect films ever. Your top 10 is great. No country for old men is a great film. But I really glad to see drive so high for you. I see your new to flickchart. Hope you enjoy the site.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/22/2012 Reply  · 

I'm interested to read your opinion(s) :)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/23/2012 Reply  · 

Oh wow, great to hear you loved them! I expected that you would like them, but not THIS much. I will hopefully check out LockStock this weekend, and maybe No Country too.

And yeah, Vinnie Jones is bad-ass in Snatch. When he (as Tony) threatens Sol, Vinnie and Tyrone with his symbolistic talk about 'dick and balls'; that scene is amazing and incredibly funny. And it's followed by the beginning tune of 'ghost town', which makes an already funny scene even more effective and memorable.

And speaking of memorable, Alan Ford as Brick Top. He delivers such an excellent performance in the movie. He probably is my favorite actor in the movie, but they are all great.

I could go on and on on how funny the movie is, how cool it is, how insanely quotable it is, or on how much fun it is. I love it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/25/2012 Reply  · 

Ah, so you got around to seeing Oldboy? What did you think?

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/25/2012 Reply  · 

Glad you liked it! It really is a great movie. I like it less than I did the first couple times I watched it, as I don't think it's quite able to reconcile its two halves. The first half is a badass revenge thriller, while the second half is more like the other movies in Park Chan-Wook's Vengeance trilogy. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a better movie, in my opinion. It shows how ugly revenge really is, even if it's natural for people to feel a need for it. Give that one a shot too if you dug Oldboy's second half, thematically.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/26/2012 Reply  · 

Well, I just finished watching LockStock, and I liked it. It's not top 20-worthy for me though. I kept thinking to myself 'Snatch is so much more enjoyable'. Lock Stock was lacking something, maybe it was the humor, the quotes and / or the directing from Snatch. Anyway, that's my 2 cents. It's alright.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/26/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, that could've been a reason too. Oh well. I'll check out No Country for Old Men soon, I'll let you know what I think about it once I've seen it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/28/2012 Reply  · 

That's good to hear. I REALLY need to get around to watching those. I'm especially looking forward to I Saw the Devil.

And I don't mind long comments. A long comment just means you've got something to say.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/28/2012 Reply  · 

To be honest it has been a while since I last saw In Bruges (they didn't release it on blu-ray over here in The Netherlands...might as well get the dvd some day...), but I do remember it being an awesome movie. I won't spoil anything, but the last chase scene in the movie is one of the most intense and emotional I've ever seen. The movie feels like you've entered a different and obscure world, and some of the main characters feel the same way. It's a funny movie with very serious and dark elements, and with incredible performances from Colin Farell and Brendan Gleeson.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/28/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, nice. For a second I thought you meant number 1 on your list xD .

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JRM

JRM on 5/29/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, we do have very similar tastes. Many movies in your top 100 that aren't in mine I haven't seen yet.

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Caesar

Caesar on 5/29/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Reelz, I noticed you have Aliens ranked #12. I've been avoiding seeing it because I didn't really like Alien. How different are the two movies?

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shane24

shane24 on 5/31/2012 Reply  · 

Totally agree with your comments about Mother and I Saw the Devil. Maybe you will like Vengeance or Exiled.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/31/2012 Reply  · 

Yo Reelz!

I finished watching No Country for Old Men a few hours ago. What a damn good movie! It's now at my no. 20 spot. It's a movie very heavy on atmosphere and tension, which makes it an awesome experience. There are a couple of themes in the movie that are a little hard to completely figure out though. But I got the symbolism with the money, which was brilliantly portrayed. We as humans are all greedy and keep money for ourselves, but once we're in danger we want to give the money away for help and / or for staying alive. So money can save us but can also lead us into trouble, as Chigurh's lucky coin perfectly demonstrates in the movie. Like I said earlier though, there are some things that are still a little vague. But like in another Coens movie (Big Lebowski), it's fun to discover them and fully understand them, even if it takes multiple viewings. So I guess it's not really a problem, at least in the long term. Anyway, the more I think about the movie the more I love it. Great stuff.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/1/2012 Reply  · 

Great to hear you liked In Bruges!

And I will definitely check out Children of Men. I've seen about 70% of the movie, but I haven't been able to finish it. It is amazingly well shot and I like the dystopian setting. It is well made and you can tell.

And with the ending of No Country; do you mean the last couple of scenes or only the very last scene with Tommy Lee Jones? Because in both instances I would say yes, I like the ending. Chigurh giving one of the kids money is part of the whole 'money' theme, so it works incredibly well. And after he leaves, the kids argue about the money: greed shows up. So I thought that scene worked. The scene with Tommy Lee Jones is a little confusing. I get the first dream (once again, part of the whole money theme I analyzed earlier), but I don't quite get the second one. The movie ends rather abruptly and the credits start without any music, so I think the filmmakers wanted you as the viewer to focus on and think about the last dream. And I liked that. So the ending didn't piss me off or anything, I just didn't get the second dream. I think I'll watch just that one scene again, just so I can understand it.

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Caesar

Caesar on 6/1/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I finally watched Aliens and liked it a lot. It was very Cameron-esque (which is good) and definitely an improvement over Alien.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/4/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, are you talking about Last Stand? Can't wait to see that. Arnold was my hero growing up, so Kim Ji-woon directing what could be his comeback is an exciting thing for me.

And I really, really need to see The Good, the Bad, and the Weird. The US version is cut by about 10-15 minutes, so I'm going to have to get ahold of the Korean DVD. And I'm telling you, if you're digging Kim Ji-woon, you HAVE to see A Bittersweet Life. Get yourself a cheap region-free DVD player, and you can watch anything you want from anywhere in the world.

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BikerScout

BikerScout on 6/8/2012 Reply  · 

A cracking Top 10! Though I admit to not having seen two of them...

Thanks for the add. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 6/10/2012 Reply  · 

I see you enjoyed Prometheus. How awesome is that movie! I'm surprised that there has been a lot of people who didn't like it. Comparing it to the other films too much maybe?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/11/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, what did you think Reelz? I've never seen people THIS mixed before. Some love it, others thought it was okay, others absolutely hated it. I really don't know if I should see it or not. Maybe I'll wait until the blu-ray comes out with a director's cut, since Scott's movies usually are better in that kind of release (haven't seen them, but apparently Blade Runner and Kingdom of Heaven are waaay better in a director's cut).

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/11/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, wait, I think I'll read your response to shane :P.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/13/2012 Reply  · 

It's awesome, isn't it. it's probably my favorite Korean movie too. The action is well done, the character work is good, it looks gorgeous, and it doesn't judge its lead. It never says what he's doing is right, but it never tells us that vengeance is evil, either. And I've always loved that his and the villain's intentions and feelings are left slightly ambiguous. And that shootout at the end? One of the best action sequences of its decade.

As for where I find out about this stuff, Twitch Film is the best place to start. And I have a region-free Philips DVD player that I got for about 60 bucks. You enter a code and you can play any DVD from anywhere in the world. I order all of my foreign stuff off of the internet and it's all really easy.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 6/14/2012 Reply  · 

I love your new profile picture, and I love the comments that you post. I thought I was the only one who ranked Prometheus pretty high.

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 6/15/2012 Reply  · 

Prometheus was freaking amazing. Glad to see you ranked it so high. Loved that it left many questions. Very secret movie.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 6/15/2012 Reply  · 

Every comment that I see that you posted, I always think that you're really Fassbender and then I like say the comments in my mind and I say them In Fassbender' s voice. Haha

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 6/15/2012 Reply  · 

What's your favorite quote from Prometheus? Mine is after Shaw's surgery, David says,"I didn't know you had it in you, sorry, poor choice of words." haha

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/20/2012 Reply  · 

Aww man, Reelz! She left me ;)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/20/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, true...but wait a second. I have a spambox full of women who want me! Oh boy, why didn't I think of that... ;)

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/21/2012 Reply  · 

It's great to see "Children of Men" on your top 10 as well as Aliens! I haven't seen "Drive" yet, I'll have to check it out. How do ya like my profile pick? "I like to keep this handy" *chk* *chk* "For close encounters." :P

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Prometheus Rocks. your discussion w/ Casino made me very hyped up to watch the movie,which i did today. i totally agree that,when compared with the original Alien, it really deserves to win. With our without pitchforks.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Totally, i'm also a 90's kid and that "CGI going mainstream" train of thougt really makes sense in my mind,also. It's like i wrote down there,Prometheus left some questions unanswered by purpose,Ridley Scott did the whole Prometheus concept being a trilogy. And you know what? I'm pretty sure it will be better and better 'till the conclusion. My hopes are really high for this franchise. The only point that you made that i strongly disagree is regarding Star Wars: C'MON DUDE,really? The new ones over the originals? Well,i guess George Lucas would be proud. Lol!!! Anyway,you have a awesome flick list and a great taste for movies dude. Keep chartin'!

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Tintin is so freakin' underrated,that i can't believe it. Even Spielberg said that is one of his best movies ever,and i strongly agree with that concept. It has Hergé's spirit n' style on every single frame,translated perfectly to the screen on a animation that i really couldn't help to go back to watch over and over again. Great acting and voiceovers (actors did the moves and the voices of the characters,like in a theater show) and two of the best Tintin books made into a wonderful movie. i highly recommend it.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/23/2012 Reply  · 

I listen to a few movie podcasts (slash film, film junk etc) and the majority hate Prometheus. I ranked the movie opening day before i saw/heard all the reviews. I thought all the critics would at least appreciate the movie. I wasn't really ready for all the hate. That's what's great about Flickchart, pretty much the only place people have been liking it. Yourself, casinoiscool,MysticSpoon and Showtimebr certify my thoughts. I'm really looking forward to the Blu Ray.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/23/2012 Reply  · 

Eh, you mean that I liked Prometheus? I haven't actually seen it yet :P . I think I'll wait until the Blu-ray comes out and rent it.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 7/6/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Reelz, i'm doing this thing on my profile page every day called The Daily Question, and what it is is, I ask a question every day in my comments section like: What's your favorite Brad Pitt movie? Everybody would express their opinion. It's a great way for everybody to express their love for movies. Please tell your friends and thanx!

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 7/7/2012 Reply  · 

The Daily Question is up, and, is Taxi Driver good?

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Reelz

Reelz on 7/7/2012 Reply  · 

It is very good. One of the greatest and most iconic of American films. Personally for me, it's De Niro's greatest performance. His change in nature and in character is haunting. See it.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/11/2012 Reply  · 

Hey man, sorry for the late response, but I'm on a vacation right now and I don't have Wi-Fi nearby. So for this response, I have to rely on McDonalds', lol. But to answer your question, I have only seen 1 movie in theaters this year (2 if you count The Muppets, we got a late release for some reason) and that movie was the French movie Les Intouchables, or Untouchable(s) in other countries, which I highly recommend. It got pretty mixed reviews on Rottentomatoes, mostly because critics found the characters in the movie to be too stereotypical. Which is odd, considering the story is based on a recent TRUE story. And besides that, the movie is funny as hell. I do plan on seeing more this year, like TDKR, Moonrise Kingdom and The Master. Anyway, short response, I'll be able to respond more elaborately when I'm back home, next week's Sunday.Greetings from France. :-)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/11/2012 Reply  · 

(The Muppets is also very good, if you're wondering)

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aquascape

aquascape on 7/18/2012 Reply  · 

Awesome Top 10! And I take it you liked Prometheus too, which is great. Finally a real sci-fi movie that really stands by its genre.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/18/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks, and no problem. Btw, now I DO have Wi-Fi nearby, until saturday, just so you know.

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aquascape

aquascape on 7/20/2012 Reply  · 

Yes, I agree that Alien and Aliens were far superior and I also was over-ecstatic at the premiere, mainly because of the huge viral marketing, but that doesn't mean it didn't live up to the hype. I still think it's one of the best sci-fi films in the last ten years.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/20/2012 Reply  · 

Yo Reelz, what did you think of TDKR, without spoiling anything? Definitely gonna check it out, probably sunday.

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 7/21/2012 Reply  · 

So I take it that you liked The Dark Knight Rises? Amazing movie.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/24/2012 Reply  · 

The last time I saw begins? Probably about a year ago, I have seen it only once. I like the origin story a lot, but once the gas subplot comes into it, I lose all interest. I thought it was so stupid. Maybe I have to see it again, seeing how Batman Begins and TDKR really complement each other.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/26/2012 Reply  · 

Was Savages good?

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 8/31/2012 Reply  · 

Nice to see the raid high up there. Such a badass movie

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shane24

shane24 on 8/31/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for your opinion, greatly appreciated. As for the late response I don't care at all. At least you responded, some people on here just don't answer at all. I see you watched The Expendables 2. I'm watching it tomorrow, hope it's good!

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shane24

shane24 on 8/31/2012 Reply  · 

Awesome change to Nic Cage!

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ToryK

ToryK on 8/31/2012 Reply  · 

Awesome! Glad you liked it. Definitely one of the best action movies I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/1/2012 Reply  · 

You were right, I enjoyed The Expendables 2. I watched a few movies in the cinemas over the last few days. I live far away from a cinema, so I make it count. This is how I ranked them.

1. The Expendables 2
2. The Bourne Legacy
3. Total Recall
4. The Campaign

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shane24

shane24 on 9/2/2012 Reply  · 

Got The Raid on Blu Ray also. It didn't get to the cinemas very much over here, so I finally get to watch it!

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shane24

shane24 on 9/2/2012 Reply  · 

I'm sorry but where I bought The Raid isn't relevant unless you're an Aussie. JB HI FI is the answer on the off chance you are. Hope you find it soon.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/5/2012 Reply  · 

The Raid is amazing!

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shane24

shane24 on 9/8/2012 Reply  · 

Do you listen to movie podcasts?

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shane24

shane24 on 9/9/2012 Reply  · 

I enjoy the Film Junk podcast. Some podcasts I find to be a bit too much. It's like they are reviewing every movie while drinking some fine wine and some stinky cheese lol. But the Film Junk podcast is different. I find out a lot of movies I have never heard from them, and they can be very funny.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/13/2012 Reply  · 

Overall, I liked it. There were some parts I truly loved (the kills, the frickin' brilliant Hannibal escape, and just Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal in general) but there were also some parts I really didn't like (about half of the extreme close-ups, and the fact that Hannibal massively overshadows Buffalo Bill as a character. I mean seriously, he's handled as a side character, yet he's supposed to be the MAIN villain!). As a psychological thriller, it's good, but I prefer Se7en.
I see that you saw Black Dynamite, a movie I was thinking about watching next (I watch too much Game Grumps on YouTube, ha). I've heard that it's pretty hilarious, what did you think of it?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/13/2012 Reply  · 

Eh, not so much, I haven't seen that many. I absolutely loved 12 Angry Men, I really liked Casablanca and I (simply) liked Citizen Kane. I think I rather watch a newer movie than a (much) older movie, but that's just me. Casablanca is a pretty good introduction to classic black and white movies if you ask me.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/13/2012 Reply  · 

I just finished watching Black Dynamite (I torrented it...yep) and it was great! Very funny, quick sit, highly entertaining. Dy-na-mite.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/15/2012 Reply  · 

I especially love it because of how well made it is. There is so much attention for detail. The costumes, the haircuts, the camera angles, the sets, just everything. And yeah, that scene in Vietnam was hilarious. 'He said somethin' to me in Chinese like, "Boo coo sow!" sounded like some cartoon shit. But I understood it to be a question that he was askin' me. And I don't have to know how to speak Chinese to know what that question was. "Why, Black Dynamite? Why?"'

Movies I'm looking forward too? Seven Psychopaths looks fun, and is directed by the director of In Bruges, a movie I love.
Despite the bland trailer, I really want to see Dredd. The reviews for it are very positive, and apparently it's a very bloody movie. Some people have said it feels like a Verhoeven movie, like RoboCop or Total Recall, and I like to hear that.
Skyfall looks beautiful, I really want to see it.
The Hobbit ofcourse. As a fan of the Lotr movies, I can't wait to see it.
And lastly The Master by Paul T Anderson. I was blown away by There will be Blood, so I'm excited for it. I have yet to see Anderson's other works, though.

What movies are you looking forward to?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/15/2012 Reply  · 

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/15/2012 Reply  · 

Well...instead of draining our wallets for triple the admission price, Peter Jackson will probably drain our wallets by re-releasing the Hobbit movies over and over and over again. I have bought the Lotr movies three frickin' times. First the theatrical cuts on DVD, then the extended cuts on DVD and then the extended cuts on blu-ray. I was smart enough to not buy the theatrical cuts on blu, although I was tempted, haha.
And yeah, I've read that too about Looper. It looks very interesting, but I really don't know what to think about it, because the trailer doesn't tell me much.
And you're right: Seven Psychopaths does remind me of Snatch too now that I've seen the trailer again. Instead of a diamond it has a little Shih Tzu...lol. Hopefully it is just as funny as Snatch. So far the critics seem to love it, so that's a good sign.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 9/20/2012 Reply  · 

Well,it actually made me laugh pretty hard.

Even if their aim was to produce the worst movie possible in human history,i think they surpassed some standards on this one.

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 9/23/2012 Reply  · 

Awesome profile picture. Your top 10 list is insane, very close to how much I enjoy those movies. Our number 1 pick is the same.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/24/2012 Reply  · 

Hope End of Watch is awesome. It's still six weeks until the movie comes out in Australia. We really do get ripped off. The Cabin in the Woods and 50/50 both didn't make the cinema except for an extremely limited release.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/24/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I see you had a big re-arrangement on your list. The Empire Strikes Back is finally getting the love it deserves I see? ;P

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Bobby Karmi

Bobby Karmi on 9/25/2012 Reply  · 

Not that I am not flatered by your friend request, but why did I recieve one?

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 9/26/2012 Reply  · 

I love all the Dirty Harry movies even the last two, they kinda suck but its Clint Eastwood being a bad ass. I am pretty excited for Django Unchained as well but I don't think it surpass his other films besides Death Proof. I want to be awesome but I'm trying not to hype it too much for myself. Have you seen Jackie Brown? I like it a lot, and it is his most overlooked film.

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 9/27/2012 Reply  · 

That's a good point he is a badass in all of his films lol. It does seem to be going in a good direction with a great cast and his own style of a western. The soundtrack will be awesome as always. I liked Death Proof too, its just his weakest film for me. When I saw it, I enjoyed Planet Terror a lot more.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

Awesome list dude! And I love it how your profile pic keeps changing everyday :D

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

Hello Reelz. Might I inquire as to why you want to be my friend?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Thank you very much Sir. I love to discuss film, but it's hard to find people worth talking to about it. (friendship accepted)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/30/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks dude.

All of your pics are great but for my money, the Fassbender pic will forever remain the coolest ;)

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

It's a great movie. I don't know if it'll stay in the top 10 (I've been re-ranking my top 50 when I get bored), but it's a great movie. It's funny, it's sweet, it's touching, and I find it relatable. You like Paul Thomas Anderson or romantic films?

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

TrollHunter is good. Better than Cloverfield. And WAY better than Blair Witch. I hate that movie

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

I'm not sure if you'll dig it then, honestly. It follows the romantic-comedy narrative pretty closely, though the problems between the two are only slight in comparison. But I think it's a fantastic movie. Give it a watch. The worst that could happen is you end up hating it.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Multiple viewings of Titanic? You poor thing.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

I think I'd gnaw through my own wrists by the 3rd viewing.

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I'm glad you liked it. If you liked that one, I imagine you'll like the rest of Anderson's stuff. And Magnolia wouldn't be a bad place to start.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/8/2012 Reply  · 

Man, you must have seen like every movie from the 2000's

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/10/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah there are great movies through every age.
The funny thing is after I posted that comment I realized that I've seen almost as manny from the 2000's as you. It doesn't seem like I've seen that many, but Flickchart doesn't lie.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 10/12/2012 Reply  · 

LOVE YOUR PROFILE PIC! haha

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Loved it man! My first western by Leone. Great start, I must confess.

I can understand why the characters are so iconic today. Eastwood is cool as hell, Lee Van Cleef is badass, but the standout performer for me was Eli Wallach. He's unlikeable, funny, menacing and awesome, all at the same time. Great acting by everyone. Which is understandable since the casting was just perfect. Gives the film that larger than life feel.

The intense action scenes on the dusty terrain of the west are a treat to watch as well. Whenever you see those three with a gun in their hands, you just know shit is going down. The Ghost Town scene sent chills down my spine. The hanging was a great part of the film as well. Tuco is about to get hanged by the neck but you can't help but laugh at the chaotic and bizarre nature of the situation. Oh and also because you know Blondie will cut the son of a bitch's rope lol.

The Civil War backdrop was a nice touch. Amidst all the carnage, Blondie and Tuco continue to do what they do best. Thoroughly enjoyed the soundtrack as well. It's safe to say that I'm a huge Ennio Morricone fan post-GBU. The music just sticks with you. These days, I find myself whistling the main theme while walking on the street lol.

And yes, the final showdown is certainly one of the best climaxes to a film I've ever seen. I was rooting for Tuco! But yeah, no problems with Blondie winning.

GBU was a great experience. It's currently at no. 23 on my chart and I'm sure will climb up the rankings with repeat viewings.

I'll definitely check out the films you've mentioned. Thanks.

The Javier Bardem in the blue avatar pic is one of the scariest things I've ever seen :D

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Cool. Well, I was enthralled by the way it portrayed the sometimes crazy life of a filmmaker (It's essentially about Fellini himself). It beautifully shows the struggles of his current life (Both in work and love) as well as his past. It's got some fantastic dream sequences, great performances all around and an ending that is just perfect (Tying together all the characters of the film- past and present).
I love it and definitely recommend it.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/17/2012 Reply  · 

It sure as hell isn't easy, watching 22 Bond movies in one month :P. Goldfinger is probably the most iconic Bond movie I've seen so far, but I don't if it's my favorite per se, because On Her Majesty's Secret Service is bad-ass as well, and features some great acting, excluding George Lazenby as James Bond though, he was just okay. But anyway, Skyfall looks like it's going to be great, and the reviews are highly positive so far. Can't wait.

Seven Psychopaths looks like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, In Bruges and Snatch blended together. The red band trailer of Seven Psychopaths even has the intro music from Snatch. I really want to see it...but over here it comes out in December. December! Seems like a long wait. Also, I've heard a lot of people say that the trailer is somewhat misleading: the people that are supposed to be the seven psychopaths in the trailer are not the actual seven psychopaths in the movie. Oh well, it looks like a movie you and me will immensely enjoy.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/17/2012 Reply  · 

I don't know*

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Pantstrovich

Pantstrovich on 10/18/2012 Reply  · 

Hi. Thanks for the friend request. I'm enjoying going through your list. :)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/20/2012 Reply  · 

Skyfall has an October 31st release in the Netherlands, so no waiting until December like with Sen Psychopaths, lol.
Yeah, Jaws is probably my favorite Bond henchman so far. I didn't like how he basically became comic relief in Moonraker though, he was much more threatening in The Spy Who Loved Me and I liked him more that way.

People are especially positive about Sam Rockwell, some of them even say he gives his best performance yet. I can see why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OzzI_RZrJU

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/22/2012 Reply  · 

I'm glad you feel the same way dude. Rocky's win at the Oscars was rather unexpected, and undeserved dare I add. It's not like there was a dearth of great films that year. Taxi Driver and Network have only gotten better with time. No hatred toward Stallone or anything. I love First Blood. But yeah, Rocky is still a million times better than Crash.

I feel our respective posting styles are pretty similar. Don't know if you'll take that as a good thing lol.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/23/2012 Reply  · 

I think I have finally found a nice top 10 that will probably change tomorrow. Damn, I love this site.

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aquascape

aquascape on 10/27/2012 Reply  · 

I know what you're saying, I wish there was an alternative top 10, I feel like I'm neglecting the golden classics like Casablance or The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and many more, but I can't take down childhood favourites like Ghostbusters or Back to the Future.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/23/2012 Reply  · 

I love There Will Be Blood! Saw it back in 2009 for the first time. To be honest, I was completely unaware of the great reviews and accolades it had received. That made a hell of a difference. I went in with no expectations whatsoever, so you can understand how it must've blown me away.

There are many things I love about it. I am a huge fan of period pieces and There Will Be Blood is a superbly executed turn of the century drama. One thing almost all PTA films have in common is great production value. There Will Be Blood is a visual treat with stunning cinematography, just like The Assassination of Jesse James, another fantastic flick from 2007. I hold DDL's performance in high regard. Even if you don't find Plainview a consistent character, you'll definitely see him as an interesting one. I personally don't like to dig too deep with the whole greed vs religion metaphor although it's unquestionably there. I see TWBB more as a complex character study about an ambitious but flawed man. There's something unsettling about the imagery and Jonny Greenwood's score, and so the film never seems to sag. It entertains, which is very important.

Never force yourself to like a movie. You'll end up hating it more than before. Avoid it until you discover a genuine interest toward the film's subject-matter. That's my word of advice to you. I can understand your predicament since I share a similar relationship with 2001. I've put its second viewing on hold indefinitely :)

But seriously dude...TWBB is a thriller compared to 2001 :/

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/25/2012 Reply  · 

That's cool man! A jump from one of your hated films to a place in the top 20 is some serious improvement. I wonder what worked in its favor this time.. ;)

Now all I have to do is figure out a way to enjoy 2001 :I

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aquascape

aquascape on 10/28/2012 Reply  · 

Hey there!
Would you recommend Night of the Living Dead (1990) for Halloween? The original was groundbreaking and I never thought of watching the remake, but this Halloween I'm set on watching sequels/remakes.

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aquascape

aquascape on 10/29/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, I see...I though since it had a global ranking of ~1400 Night Of The Living Dead would be worth a watch, I guess not, maybe another time.
Unfortunately I don't live in the U.S. so no AMC and that's too bad cause a Friday the 13th marathon sounds great. To tell you the truth when I saw the first film of the series I was a bit disappointed, but it did give us a great horror character. I always wondered if the sequels were better, I'll be looking forward to a couple of them at least.
Come to think of it, I think I saw Jason takes Manhattan a long time ago, but I don't remember much.
Right now I'm watching the Saw series, which aren't so bad, but not as good as the first one, yet they still entertain me.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 11/3/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah man, Skyfall is amazing. It's not your typical James Bond movie, but I like that.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 11/13/2012 Reply  · 

What did you think about Skyfall? Did you like it more than Casino Royale?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 11/14/2012 Reply  · 

Ah yes, I had the same experience. It has one of the best Bond villains, one of the best opening theme songs (it actually makes more sense after you've seen the movie, which is awesome) and definitely one of the most beautiful looking Bond films. After marathoning (almost) every official James Bond movie, Skyfall felt like an incredibly satisfying finale.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/21/2012 Reply  · 

What's Tower of Terror like? I've never heard of it.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/21/2012 Reply  · 

Do you recommend Fear and Desire?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/22/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks Reelz.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/22/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, have you seen Sleepaway Camp? I don't know how you feel about bad horror movies, but if you can enjoy them you should check it out, even if it's only for the ending, one of the greatest wtf endings I've ever seen. It came in to my head because I watched it on YouTube like you did with Fear and Desire.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/23/2012 Reply  · 

Probably would of been better watching it without knowing the ending. Oh well, still has some amazingly ridiculous parts, including a very disturbing cook.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/23/2012 Reply  · 

Do you like crazy Nic Cage movies? If you do, you should watch Vampire's Kiss. It's a black comedy/horror movie that Cage truly unleashes. It doesn't work for everyone, but if it does, you will be crying with laughter, like when I watch it with my friends. Maybe watch the trailer on YouTube to see if your type of humour.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 12/29/2012 Reply  · 

Django in both of our Top 10's! I saw it twice and it was just awesome, and yes, my fave of 2012 also.

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ToryK

ToryK on 12/30/2012 Reply  · 

If you've got a dark sense of humor, then it's most definitely worth it. It's a pretty twisted movie, so if you find that sort of thing amusing, go for it. I thought it was pretty fucking entertaining, personally.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/30/2012 Reply  · 

You didn't like History of Violence, Reelz? I thought it was mostly great.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/31/2012 Reply  · 

That probably explains a lot then. I think you'll like it a lot more the second time. It's a quick sit and it has some brilliant filmmaking.

I liked True Romance. Although it isn't directed by Tarantino, you can definitely tell he wrote it and the movie also has a very Tarantino cast. The direction and the music are the only things that are not very Tarantino, to be honest. But everything else (characters, casting, violence, story, dialogue) is typical Tarantino stuff. Considering you're a big Tarantino fan, I think you'll like it. I'm not a big fan of Tarantino (well...I didn't LOVE Pulp Fiction, I liked it, but Reservoir Dogs and Inglourious Basterds are great, I thought), but I still liked it okay. It's pretty good.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/31/2012 Reply  · 

Also, happy new year!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/2/2013 Reply  · 

I didn't enjoy Seven Samurai, but that's mainly because I was impatient with it, I might give it another try with complete attentiveness.

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Finally saw Haywire. I thought it was pretty good. The fight scenes were fairly basic, but I had fun watching Soderbergh have fun. You don't have to reinvent the wheel for a movie to be good. Sometimes doing something well within the confines of a genre is good enough. It won't always give you a "great" movie, but it works.

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, Fassbender is fantastic. He always is. Have you seen Hunger?

And what did you think of A Better Tomorrow?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

Probably the fact that I haven't seen Blade Runner yet :D I like it mainly for the noir-like atmosphere and the overall concept. I'm a sucker for films of the neo-noir genre and DC was exactly the kind of film I'd been looking for. You have the murderer-on-the-run storyline, the inventive sci-fi/extraterrestrial element, all those cool philosophical questions regarding memories and perceptions, and Jennifer Connelly :) But the bottom line is: You like a film for the texture of the experience. Everything else becomes second priority. Some experiences work for you, others don't. DC worked pleasantly and that's what makes it "great" for me.

I saw Beauty long ago. Ranked it only recently. Great film.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

Good thing to know I'm not the only one who loves Point Break.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Who doesn't like Point Break?

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Insane people.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/9/2013 Reply  · 

People slam it for how cheesy it is.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Can you tell me if Killer's Kiss is worth watching? I've never heard of it.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

I like Kubrick and Noir. There baby might be an interesting watch.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

I loved The Killing. If it's like that, I will love it. I need to check out Killer's Kiss and Fear and Desire to complete Kubrick's filmography.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

What about Darkness? I haven't heard about that movie either.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

I will look for the shorts. I totally forgot about Lolita! However, I have the Blu Ray and will get to it soon.

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Fun question. I don't know if I can give a good answer (why is any movie anyone's favorite movie?), but I'll give it a shot. For one, Danny Boyle's energetic directing style. It's not cool to say (and I have no idea why), but Boyle knows how to make a hell of a movie. The cast is fantastic and so are the characters. Boyle and co. had the balls to make a movie about a bunch of heroin addicts without completely demonizing them. And it's FUNNY. Quotable. The music. My God, the music! "Lust for Life". "Sing". "Born Slippy". The movement. And the ending. It's debatable whether or not Renton actually intends to change his life. I like to think that the guy realizes that his friends aren't really his friends and that there really IS some value in settling the fuck down and growing the fuck up. I just think it's a fantastic movie. It's kinda-sorta tied with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, but it definitely belongs in a top spot.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 1/9/2013 Reply  · 

Holy shiat Reelz, your list has changed drastically (...again)! A lot of love for Kubrick, I see? ;)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 1/9/2013 Reply  · 

Interesting. Having seen only 2 of his movies, 2001 and The Shining (and parts of A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket), I can't really say if I'm a big fan of his works or not. I did like The Shining a lot, but I found 2001 to be boring when I watched it about 4 or 5 years ago. His movies are without a doubt visually interesting though. I should watch more of his movies, I'll probably watch Dr. Strangelove (since it has the highest ranking) and maybe I'll even rewatch 2001.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks Reelz. I've already watched Barry Lyndon a long time ago. At the time I didn't like it, but I was young, I need to see it again to be able to fairly rate it. Bought Killer's Kiss for $4 about two hours ago, I'll tell you what I thought when I see it, and when I watch Barry Lyndon again.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

Shit! I just noticed how high you have Barry Lyndon, I must watch it again!

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

Catch a plane to Australia, jump in a taxi, run into Jb Hi FI, snatch a copy of Killer's Kiss for $4, steal a car, jump back on the plane. No excuses, you totally have the means. You may need red bull. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

Maybe I have to come over there. It will be a sweeping epic as I travel by boat through treacherous seas, battling the conditions. I would arrive and seek out the nearest donkey for my trek across the land for The Killing criterion.

On a side note, after you've seen all of Kubrick's work. Do you think you'll feel sad that tier isn't anymore?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, that's amazing find, all the more reason to come over. No one is stealing my donkey. To get over Kubrick depression, maybe you will watch some Akira Kurosawa films. You have Seven Samurai in your top ten, maybe you will like Yojimbo, Rashomon and High and Low also.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

Did you watch Four Rooms? Tarantino directed a segment of that.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 1/11/2013 Reply  · 

And you still have to see "My Best Friend's Birthday", apparently. It's Tarantino's first film, a 35 minutes long short film, released in 1987. I've seen some of it and It's very amateurish, but some of Tarantino's characters show up, which is fun. You can find it on YouTube.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/10/2013 Reply  · 

I only need to see Django Unchained, still two weeks until it comes out here. Very frustrating.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 1/11/2013 Reply  · 

Oh man, I loved it. Christopher Walken was good, although he was maybe a little too weird in only a couple of scenes? I don't know, it didn't really bother me (it's Christopher Walken after all). Sam Rockwell on the other hand, holy crap. He was phenomenal. I can see why some people call his performance in Seven Psychopaths his best. He was so entertaining.

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

It was magnificent. My kid brother keeps going, "Okay, this is getting awkward now." (This is all pre-birds, mind you.) And I'm just going, "Are you kidding? This is fucking glorious!"

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shane24

shane24 on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

Finally got the fucking thing to work! Only took going to four computers!!

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shane24

shane24 on 1/13/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of Portal? I recently watched it myself.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/13/2013 Reply  · 

Did you know it was Dan Trachtenberg who made it from the Totally Rad Show podcast?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

Oh well, at least you can watch them again. Maybe repeat viewings will just make the films even stronger.

Bought Throne Of Blood for $5. It's way up on my list of shame.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

Nice addition to your top ten with Eyes Wide Shut!

Also, your avatar is too funny.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

So I take it you've seen Fear and Desire? That's the only Kubrick film I haven't seen. I want to watch it, but outside of buying it, it's not easy to find (the restored version, that is).

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the link!

If you're looking to buy Fear and Desire, it was restored and released through Kino International on DVD and Blu-Ray this past October. You can find it on amazon for around $25/30.

What did you think of it? I know that Kubrick hated the film and tried to buy up all the prints so no one could see it because of how amateurish and embarrassing he thought it was.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

Ha!
I'd heard of "The Seafarers", but not the other two. I'll be sure to check those out as well.
Thanks again.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/16/2013 Reply  · 

Peter from Dawn of the Dead is so fucking boss. I didn't care for the other characters except him.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/16/2013 Reply  · 

I just read that New Regency just hired a writer to pen Assassin's Creed. Micahael Lesslie is a British playwright that has never worked on a movie feature film before.

I don't know what to think about this. Well, at least they didn't hire someone I know for a fact to be awful ,how the movie studios usually do. I have no idea who he is...... So he's got potential. :)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/17/2013 Reply  · 

Roger is undeniably the second best character I feel sympathetic towards. Didn't really care for (and I think I'm not alone on this one) Steve and his bitch girlfriend.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/17/2013 Reply  · 

On e thing I loved about it, was how it focuses more on the basic human survival instincts and how they would play out a zombie epidemic than actual mindless flesh easting scenes.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/19/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched Throne of Blood Reelz. Though not one of my favourite Kurosawa films (Seven Samurai, High and Low, Rashomon, Stray Dog), it's well worth a watch. You probably won't like it as much as Seven Samurai, but not much will by how high it's on your list. On a side note, Kurosawa really knows how to creep me out. Using practical effects, he has supernatural elements in both Throne of Blood and Rashomon that are really well done. Also the arrow scene in Throne of Blood has left me curious to how they did it.

Can you tell me what you thought of The Last Stand? Like usual, we are behind. It's going to be five weeks until it's out here. Australia is still getting last years movies. In the next three weeks we are getting Django Unchained, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, The Silver Linings Playbook, Flight and The Invasion. Stone age, we live in the stone age.

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/19/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've been trying to keep the optimism at a low. The reviews are only helping, what with a lot of critics saying it's kinda shitty. I don't care so much about story in a situation like this (Kim Ji-Woon + Arnold), just some stylish action and a competent hero. If the action scenes are cool and Arnold brings it, I'll be fine. Good looking out!

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shane24

shane24 on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

I actually can't go the cinema every week because I live four hours away from one. I have to time when I'm up there, and squeeze as many in as possible. Annoying.

I've heard that about Flight. Jay on the Film Junk podcast ripped into it about how they focused on the addiction. He especially hated when Denzel throws a bottle at the wall.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

3 minutes! Shit! Very lucky.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I absolutely love SS, it was far better than I was expecting. It's full of rich characters and it does feel very modern. I see Barry Lyndon is very high on your chart, it's on my to watch list, I'll be seeing it very soon hopefully.

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robmoviefilms13 on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

LMAOOO I'm trying to incite another war http://www.flickchart.com/discussion/DD42A68671/vs/2381018560

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

Did you really like Enter the Dragon that much? So happy you enjoyed it!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/21/2013 Reply  · 

It actually can't believe it. Even on the Spider-Man vs. Inception discussion, it's like a blood feud between Nolanites and Marvelites. :/

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/22/2013 Reply  · 

Sweet stuff, dude. I read what you had posted on the Enter the Dragon page. Lucky you! Bruce's other films are fantastic as well. I, too, have to finish The Way of the Dragon. Sadly, Game of Death isn't anything like Bruce, at all :(

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/23/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, Game of Death is horrible, except for the scenes with Bruce and Jabbar. Bruce isn't there for the majority of the film, they actually used real life footage from his funeral (that's low), and reduced Lee's original clever idea to this: A martial arts superstar has to fake his death in order to find out the people who want to kill him. Sounds too convenient, doesn't it? An absolutely shameless film. You can still watch it in the it's-so-bad-it's-good sense. Plenty of unintentional comedy to see. Just don't expect another Fist of Fury.

P.S.- What's with the sudden love for Kubrick? Of his post-2001 work, I've yet to see EWS and Barry Lyndon.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 1/24/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, I thought I commented back but I obviously didn't lol Well I'm glad to see there's someone who loves Seven Samurai as much as I do! I'm really looking forward to watching Barry Lyndon now, it's been sitting on the shelf in my Kubrick box set for ages. I've just never really had the desire to watch it due to it's running time. I'll try and get it watched tonight or over the weekend and give you my thoughts on it!

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robmoviefilms13 on 1/24/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched Django in cinemas yesterday, on its first day. I can't beleive how good it was, I was awed by the performances and Rick Ross made a good cameo as well.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/25/2013 Reply  · 

Kubrick is a master filmmaker. You can extract a ton of interesting stuff even from those films of his which you didn't enjoy (like I did with 2001). I think he succeeded in every genre he tried his hand at, and I also think it's great you see him as a figure of inspiration. I hope you scored well on that paper :]

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/26/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for confirming friend request :)

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shane24

shane24 on 1/28/2013 Reply  · 

What's The Roper Reelz?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/28/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/29/2013 Reply  · 

Going to the cinemas this weekend. I timed it right so I can see Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

That's an ebony haired Amber Heard doing her best to embody my feminine ideal and, incidentally, coming the closest to succeeding since a younger Jessica Alba. Paula Patton is crazy hot too, just sub-S-tier.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

Actually, that's hyperbole. I gotta give a shout-out to variety, albeit variety within the scope of an admittedly narrow archetype. What was it that Snoop said? "Pussy is pussy, but baby you're pussy for life." That's what I mean. Snoop's just more eloquent than I.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

*and baby...

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

"No shoot-outs!?"

I loved the hell out of that performance, and the movie itself too.

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Caesar

Caesar on 2/1/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, that sucks about the textbooks, man. I've been there.

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Are you trying to get your name at the top of the "Most Comments" list?

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I know who you're talking about.

You like college so far?

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

You'll love that film class. It's exciting being in a class full of people who are as into movies as you are. Not at all like high school.

Get everything you can out of college while you're there. The work absolutely sucks, but there's some fun to be had if you can find it. Enjoy it.

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

You'll get a few of those guys. It happens. But fuck 'em. Learn and have fun.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I enjoyed all three films. Django Unchained is my clear favourite. My only problem with the film was Quentin Tarantino. That's nowhere close to an Aussie accent. If he's going to cameo, he should keep it simple and not overstretch his capabilities. I've heard people had trouble with the length of certain scenes in the film, I loved them. I thought they just built tension. I'm pretty good at accidentally predicitng what's going to happen (Safe House comes to mind), so it was fantastic to have no idea where the film was going. Much like the same experience I had with Inglourious Basterds.

Even though i liked Silver Linings Playbook, I really don't understand the eight Oscar noms. Especially Aussie Jackie Weaver who's part isn't large enough. I watched a play she did with my cousin, she was amazing! I just wish her part was more interesting, she's just there. I was glad to see De Niro in something of value! It's been a long time for this huge De Niro fan. It's about a 9/10 for me.

I would give Zero Dark Thirty a 7.5/10, but I had troubles. I was nearly nodding off in some sections of the film. I personally didn't think it needed to be so long. However, I'm willing to give it another shot. It's possible I was tired, it's not a film to watch if your tired. Definitely not as good as The Hurt Locker imo. I'll give it some credit, the last act of the film was suberb.

I left a comment to your question on The Grey vs Vampires if you haven't seen it. Seeya.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

What's that profile pic? I can't place it.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Tarantino, for me, sounded more South African. Especially when he used the word 'black'. I just think of the South Africans in Lethal Weapon 2. Then his accent was muddled.

Silver Linings Playbook is basically just a romantic comedy, but a well made one that deals with issues like mental illness and family troubles. The films about Bradley Cooper's Pat trying to come to turns with his illness and get his wife back with the help of Jennifer Lawrence's Tiffany, who has her own problems. I personally loved how they visually showed Pat's inner turmoil, struggling to keep everyone happy. It might be close to spoilers, so I won't say anymore about that. As the film went on, I was thinking that I wouldn't classify it as a romantic comedy. But the ending confirmed it was by how the stakes were raised for a certain event.

I've seen the first season of Walking Dead, I've got a lot of catching up to do.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I can't believe I'm saying this. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning was actually pretty good. I recently saw Universal Soldier: The Return, which is totally ridiculous and cheesy. So I was totally shocked by the brutality of Reckoning.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/6/2013 Reply  · 

I've noticed a weird glitch with my profile. Go to the Eyes Wide Shut vs The Dark Knight matchup and you will see a commenter with the same profile pic, minlshaw I think. When I had the Bronson pic I noticed, but I thought it was a crazy coincidence. But now it's changed over to Nic Cage in Vampire's Kiss. It's a mystery (said in my head eerily)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/6/2013 Reply  · 

Make sure you check out Once Upon a Time in the West, Reelz. It's probably Sergio Leone's second best film (I'm guessing you know what's his masterpiece ;).

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 2/6/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for clarifying who your avatar was, I knew it looked familiar but I couldn't place it! I read Walking Dead quite religiously probably 4 or 5 years ago in college but stopped, they were some of the best comics I ever read. I'm pretty disappointed in the TV series personally, I only watched the first season and quit because it was too melodramatic.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

That novel of prison was my favorite one. I used to be deep into comics, mainly Batman, Walking Dead, and 30 Days of Night, but it has fizzled majorly over the past few years. And yes, you are not the only one to tell me I need to start watching it again, that's what everyone tells me.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I know what you mean, I'm in year 12.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

...Year 12? Where do you live?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

^If that was a stupid question, forgive my Dutchness.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

Would you recommend Birdemic? I know it's bad, but is it a fun watch?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

Okay, I will get to it someday. You must be excited for the sequel?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

Did you change your profile pic for a minute? I was on Boonmee's page, and your pic was an Asian girl and Chad Kroeger

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shane24

shane24 on 2/9/2013 Reply  · 

I recently saw Good Burger. Man, as soon as I saw that guy eat the fly, I was in.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

At my job we have the luxury of having TV on all the time with movie channels, but one guy put it on Good Burger every single time that movie was on Showtime. So like 5 days straight, Good Burger. Once is fine but 5 times I was like "Uhhh...no?"

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/10/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry I hadn't responded yet. Busy fucking week at work. I'm glad you're enjoying your class. Your professor's definitely going to ruin some movies for you. You'll probably start to notice things you hadn't before (or maybe you already do, I dunno), but it helps too. I just hope the guy's not a dick. Worst thing about college is the power-hungry assholes you get for professors sometimes.

But yeah, enjoy. I found a few of my favorite movies through screenings in class. Good times.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

Reelz, you change your profile pic more than a baby has it's nappy changed. :) Ding ding ding you guessed right what I thought you wrote. Pretend I'm shaking your hand. Ya did good ya see! (said in a 20's gangster voice)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

Have you seen the remake of Lolita? I've now seen both. And despite the original being the better film, the remake pulls no punches in what it shows. I'm just wondering, and you might know, what's the more accurate film to the novel?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm only joking around, you should change your pic whenever you want to. :)

I was thinking that maybe because it was the 60's, that it's possible that he had to be conservative to what he showed to people. Look what he did a decade later with A Clockwork Orange, not conservative at all. Did he think society was ready? Was the controversy surrounding A Clockwork Orange a direct result of being conservative with Lolita? I don't know.

You can look at it another way also. Because it was the 90's, and Kubrick has his subtle version, maybe they thought they would go the other way and make it as controversial as possible, to have something that justifies a remake, and brings attention to the film. I might have to look around to see what the answer is. Off the point, imagine if A Serbian Film was released in the 60's. Hoho, I would like to be at that hanging! :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/16/2013 Reply  · 

Love that pic! Did you like Die Hard 5, I'm hearing very bad things.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/16/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I knew it was Breaking Bad, probably my favourite show ever! I have Shoot 'Em Up in my top ten, I think over-the-top will work for me. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/17/2013 Reply  · 

I'll give you info on a Aussie tv show to see if you like the sound of it. Underbelly is a crime series that recreates all the worst gangsters in Australian history, and the cops who brought them down. The first season is still probably the best if you ever want to check it out. Not as good as Breaking Bad, but not much is.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/17/2013 Reply  · 

Hey thanks for the request! I saw that you're a Breaking Bad fan, such a fantastic TV show isn't it, can't wait to see how it all ends.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/17/2013 Reply  · 

That sounds alright, but I don't think it will work. Nathan (Zampa) has said that they probably won't do anything about them, but they may have options in the future to block users and / or comments: https://getsatisfaction.com/flickchart/topics/can_something_be_done_about_some_of_the_sites_more_obnoxious_posters

And I think there's seriously something wrong with Squaremaster. I've looked at his YouTube account, I've looked at some forum posts from him, I've looked at his BLOG (which has only 1 post, and guess what it is about...The Avengers will not be as good as The Dark Knight Rises. Yup). He seriously spends every second on the internet bashing the Marvel movies and praising the Nolan Batman movies. You should take a look at this, it's both amusing and disturbing.

By the way, do you have Steam?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/17/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, own every season of The Wire.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

Totally agree about Breaking Bad, I will miss it!
What are your number one and two best TV shows? I love Dexter, it's been patchy at times but overall a brilliant TV show.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

The Wire is a show I haven't caught up with yet, but I will start watching it after I finish Season 2 of Game Of Thrones.

Six Feet Under is my number one, with Breaking Bad and Dexter tied at number two I think! I also love Sherlock.

I think he finale of Six Feet Under is the most perfect final episode to a series I've ever seen. I cried a lot watching that!

Agree about season 7 of Dexter, it felt like it was back to the quality of season 4.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

Forgot to say I also loved Twin Peaks, and The X-Files. Haven't got round to seeing Firefly or Oz yet, shame on me!

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shane24

shane24 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

Never heard of Eve's Bayou. Worth watching?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

I asked Kate668 whether she'd seen The Shield, she hadn't. Have you got around to it?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/20/2013 Reply  · 

I guess Game of Thrones isn't for everyone, I wasn't sure if I'd like it but I found season one to be pretty epic, the characters are really well done.
I'd recommend Sherlock, the performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are brilliant.
I tried watching the pilot of 'Elementary' recently but it just didn't work for me.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

My favourite character? I've got a soft spot for Snoop, Omar is pretty close also. What about you?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, have you seen My Left Foot? Amazing movie! I can't remember the last time I saw acting that good.

I'm a big fan of Bo Burnham. My buddy Dustyfucker (or Shane) got me on to him through his YouTube vids.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

Don't watch The Shield thinking it'll pass The Wire. You seem to really love the show, I suggest no hyping the show or you'll possibly be letdown.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

Alright, well, you can add me on Steam *if you want* and maybe talk about this or other stuff in private *if you want*....*if you want* *if you want* *if you want*. MysticSpoonAttack is my nick.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/22/2013 Reply  · 

I would love to meet squaremaster and yellowjacket to see how they live. I haven't had much dealings with people like this on the Internet before, so it's all new to me. They must be very lonely people to have to go on the internet and be annoying so someone will notice them. Man, I thought I shut them up on the iron man 2 message board when I said that someone has to be the bigger man and end it, that lasted a week or two. That must of been a big effort for them to do that, these sad, pathetic people.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/22/2013 Reply  · 

I've actually thought about split personality myself. If you think they are 13-16, you must also think squaremaster is a liar to how many movies he's seen, which is fine. It wouldn't surprise me if either are older, simply because isolation for a number of years could really do something to you. Do you know what would be even sadder? If they have normal life's, yet spend their free time bashing marvel or Nolan. I single these two out, yet I see a few more weirdos on that board for both sides.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/22/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I know they are crazy, but if you want to see someone worse go to either Bette Davis or Joan Crawford on imdb. Have a look at what anticaria has to say. True insanity.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, hai Reelz! I still haven't got round to watching Barry Lyndon :( It's so long I have to try and plan it, I'll attempt to get it watched tomorrow or Sunday though. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations, cause they're pretty high now. There doesn't seem to be much I can recommend to you, but I notice North by Northwest is one you haven't seen, I'd recommend you check it out as soon as you can, fantastic movie, probably the most entertaining Hitch movie I've seen!

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

I don't honestly even remember the end of Frailty, hahaha! I remember liking the rest of it though! By the way, I just got around to seeing Seven Samurai and Good/Bad/Ugly. I had obscenely high expectations for both and couldn't believe that they were met and, in the case of G/B/U, even exceeded! Our tastes seem pretty similar. Take a look at my Wall of Shame and let me know where to go next,!

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

Not that you're asking, but here are my recs: Check out M, The Apartment and Dog Day Afternoon. I know M sounds pretty tough to sit through, but you'll be shocked at how accessible it is even today. The Apartment is a lot of fun and I don't know anyone who doesn't like Dog Day Afternoon.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

I second his recommendations.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

Metropolis is interesting as an artifact and an inspiration for greater sci-fi, but I don't think it really makes any sense. M is a far better film, I think. As far as Kubrick goes, he's very hit or miss for me: 2001 and Dr. Strangelove missed, The Shining and A Clockwork Orange hit, The Killing fell somewhere in between. I'm an expat living in Moscow right now, so I have the blessing and the curse of resorting to piracy for my films - Eyes Wide Shut and Paths of Glory are ready to go and have been highly recommended by some friends. Of all the ones you mentioned, BTTF, Pt. 2 is probably the least likely I'll watch soon. I've got zero nostalgia associated with the original and only recently saw it for the first time. It just didn't do much for me.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

I assume you liked Django from the picture? That one made the long trip out here to my little art house in Moscow! I think Tarantino's a pretty great director and I thought Django was even better than Jackie Brown and Inglourious Basterds, my two favorite before.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks Reelz! It'll be the first I see now. :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll be sure to check out ones on youtube very soon. I've heard good things about The Killing, so look forward to checking that out too. Spartacus is something I've been meaning to see for a long time, but haven't had the chance.

I see you have Eyes Wide Shut in your top 10. I think it's probably one of the most underrated films I've seen. I saw it on television one night, I was very tired but couldn't stop watching it. It was so hypnotic and had this slow burning pace that I just loved. It's one of my favorite Kubrick movies even though it's considered one of his weakest.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

You have to watch Rashomon, great Japanese filck, I'm not saying it's better than Seven Samurai cause I must watch it once more.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

Finally got round to watching Barry Lyndon last night. Very glad I did, thought it was brilliant, wouldn't have bothered watching it for a long time if you hadn't recommended it so highly!

Every Kubrick film I've seen has been visually stunning, so it's massive praise to say this is probably his most beautifully shot film. The candlelit scenes looked amazing. The set for every scene in part 2 seemed to be designed magnificently, these great paintings and beautiful furniture just added so much. You could print nearly any screenshot and stick it on a wall, happily.

I think the music adds a lot to it also. Music always played a big part in the Kubrick films I've seen, and here is no different. The Shining had music (if you could call it that) playing the whole way through it as far as I can mind. Barry Lyndon seems to have music playing in the background of most of the film too, it seemed to be a variation of the opening theme, could be wrong about that but it seemed like very similar. It gave the film a poetic kind of feel, it just seemed to go with everything on screen brilliantly.

The pacing seemed pretty much perfect to me, it never felt tedious, and there didn't seem to be a scene that added nothing or could have been cut from the film. It was quite a feat to remain interesting and engrossing, for a 3 hour film.

After a brilliant first part though, I really didn't think it could keep my interest as well in part 2. It did though, part 2 may have been even more interesting.

If I had any complaints it would probably be that it seemed to lose just a bit of steam in the last 15/20 minutes. Of course, that could have just been me getting too tired, only started watching it at 12:30 a.m. Look forward to watching it again some time in the future, it seems like it's a film that'll continue to grow on me because there's just so much to admire about it.

Sorry for the very long post lol I'll recommend you another few films too since you recommended more than one to me. Yojimbo is great, Mifune/Kurosawa creating awesome, Rob recommended Rashomon there above me, another shout for that from me :) And Night of the Hunter was magnificent, felt like an old David Lynch film if you like him :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

How do you rank the Mad Max movies?

Mad Max 2
Mad Max
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (by a long distance)

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thedoughboy5751

thedoughboy5751 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

we have very similar taste in movies its like ridiculous

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shane24

shane24 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

I really want to know, does anyone in America call The Road Warrior by the Aussie title Mad Max 2. Or do all the Blu Ray covers have The Road Warrior on them?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

Fair enough, you can do that. But I will point out that it's only The Road Warrior in America because they didn't want people to think that they shouldn't go to the cinema because they missed the original low budget Aussie movie. Man, if they don't keep the Aussie accent for Mad Max: Fury Road, I will be PISSED!!!!

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shane24

shane24 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

I will wait and see. I don't trust Hollywood producers. They might just say we'll sell more tickets by Americanizing him. Fingers cross they don't.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

I didn't know that. Made my night, what's left of it.(13mins)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

Time for breakfast! :) Maybe some coco pops! Or what you call coco puffs. See another Road Warrior, Mad Max 2 situation, yet in reverse. ;)

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/9/2013 Reply  · 

Watched Yojimbo the other day. I ate it up. Since Seven Samurai is top 20 for you, you'll probably think I'm overreacting, but Yojimbo made it all the way to #12 or so unchallenged. Highly, highly recommended.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/11/2013 Reply  · 

Eyes Wide Shut was really something else. I'll have to see it again and I'm sure even then I'll still be processing it. I thought it was utterly terrifying.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, a new number ten. Must of really loved Run Lola Run.

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Awesome new pic. I'm pretty excited myself to see the new evil dead.

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CFKane

CFKane on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

So is ur face? Comedic genius.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

I already own it Reelz, it's bloody awesome! I don't like it as much as you, but it's high on my list. I'd give it a 8.5/10.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

I'll be going on a holiday soon to Darwin. I'll have many options of movies to watch. In your opinion, how would you rank these movies?

The Evil Dead
The Place Beyond the Pines
Welcome to the Punch
Spring Breakers
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The Hangover Part 3
The Great Gatsby

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

If you haven't already, check out Taylor Swift feat. Walter White- I knew you were trouble on YouTube. Or any of the other goat versions if you haven't.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, also Taylor Swift feat. Gus Fring, Walter White, & Jesse Pinkman- I knew you were trouble.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

It's great, I just saw it. Check out the LAHWF YouTube channel. It's this guy who pulls pranks on the uni students.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

So are mine, it's fucking annoying. I've learnt to look for the weirdo brownpillow's comment when it's messed up, his stupid comment always follows a new comment.

I didn't think you would place The Great Gatsby so high. I think I may enjoy it, but it's my number one because my cousin is in it, I kind of have to see it. Star Trek was the other, but The Evil Dead is quickly sneaking up with the great reviews.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

You probably don't know her, Kate Mulvany, she only works in Australia. She only has a small part in The Great Gatsby, she plays Ms McKee. She prefers writing to acting. She's an amazing playwright and actress on stage. I've seen a number of her plays, and was blown away by them. She's currently the lead in a play about the London bombings called Thursday. She's been through a lot, look up Australian Story- Walking with Kate Mulvany- transcript, if you're interested.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

My comments are even worse now! They don't even line up above brownpillow anymore. They've just go everywhere!

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shane24

shane24 on 4/6/2013 Reply  · 

Please tell me that Evil Dead is awesome. I still have ages until I get to see it!

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shane24

shane24 on 4/6/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks Reelz, good to know. I think it's really going to work for me because I've been avoiding the trailers. Let's hope they make Evil Dead 4 as well.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

I'm fucking pissed off!!! They're only releasing The Evil Dead in three fucking cinemas, all over the other side of the fucking country!!! They weren't even going to release it at all!!! It was only because of protests that they did it, it was going straight to DVD. That's how I'm going to have to see it! Exactly the same as The Cabin in the Woods. It looks like they don't like horror movies

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watchman

watchman on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

hello Reelz's i want to play a game

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 4/21/2013 Reply  · 

Wha

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watchman

watchman on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

hello MysticSpoon i want to play a game

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 4/25/2013 Reply  · 

How about no.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

I'm sorry for the intense comment above. :) I was very angry. :D I had only just found out 30 seconds before I wrote that.

Looks like you're enjoying John Wayne. Have you seen Red River?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/21/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, the news killed me! Especially seeing i'vr been avoiding the trailers for months.

I quite enjoyed Red River. I was a little letdown by the ending, but overall, I enjoyed it.

Hope you're enjoying film class Reelz.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Recently saw Barry Lyndon. Truly a great movie.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

Ooh! Rec? Eez good, si? (I ranked it so low only because it scared my balls off, and I rather see something else than watch it again. But it's well made.)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Reelz! Did you like Killer Joe? I loved how twisted it was! :)

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/8/2013 Reply  · 

Death Race 2000 is such an underrated film in my opinion. Car chases seemed so much cooler in the 70s. I recently watched the original Gone in 60 Seconds from 1974 and it was really good.

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TC2012

TC2012 on 5/12/2013 Reply  · 

Pretty solid top 20 man!

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/13/2013 Reply  · 

Ah yes, the lawnmower scene. That was fucking creepy. The whole movie was creepy and uncomfortable. But as far as horror movies go, this was pretty decent. There were some things that didn't make sense and I don't think the filmmakers knew how to end it (oooo look at the box- (RECYCLED) JUMPSCARE-Credits), but it was atmospheric as hell and quite disturbing, too.

What did you think of Iron Sky? When I first saw that trailer I was amazed by what I saw, but it seems like most people are disappointed. And did you like Death Race 2000? Fun film right? "You know, I got just two words to say 'bout that...bull SHIT!"

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

I see you recently watched Do The Ring Thing. It's a great thing you loved it. Very hard hitting film in my opinion.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

Also: Barton Fink. Holy shit, man. See it. Asap. It's fantastic.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Reelz.

Who is that in the pic? I can't place him.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

It's the kid (Danny, I believe) from Tommy Wiseau's The Room.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

It seems to me like you're the EXPERT, Reelz! (Easily the most underrated line in the movie. Damnit, I need to see the whole thing.)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

Oh Hai, Denny! :D

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shane24

shane24 on 5/17/2013 Reply  · 

Of course it's Denny! How could I be so stupid!

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smatticus

smatticus on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

DAMN! You beat me to it XD

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smatticus

smatticus on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

"Denny, two's great but three's a crowd haaaaaaa!!!!?"

I still need to see that film; it's notoriously difficult to come by. I'm pretty sure no Region 2 copies of it exist on DVD, and there are very small number of cinemas in the UK which show it. That said, I am aware of one in London which shows it frequently, so I might give it a go when I finish at uni. Have you been able to watch it fully?

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smatticus

smatticus on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

AWESOME!!! Thanks man :D

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shane24

shane24 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

I saw Casinoiscool had Fast 6 high up on his list, now you too, Reelz. I can't wait!

I'm hoping Riddick turns out well. Have you seen the trailer?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Reelz! Looks like you enjoyed Fast and Furious 6 as much as my brother did, he loved it too :)

I've been getting into The Walking Dead, am now on season 2, it's pretty awesome even though I'm not a zombies and guts fan, I'm really enjoying it!

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shane24

shane24 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

I just love the bit where his hand is sticking out of the ground. Awesome. It pretty much looks like Pitch Black 2, doesn't it! Fine by me. :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

I will definitely look out for the comics, would like to read them, I'll have a look in the bookshop this week to see how much they are, thanks Reelz :)
The ending of the first episode of season 2 made my jaw drop!

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shane24

shane24 on 6/6/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched Fast 6! :)

Two things. That was one epic headbutt! :D

The greatest "after-credits" scene that I have watched! :)

*****minor spoilers for Fast 6********
Haha! O'Conner put himself at risk to go to that prison for nothing! :D

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

Finally got around to your recommendation of Bonnie and Clyde. Fantastic film, still pretty provocative. A bold, downbeat ending that seems years ahead of its time and Beatty and Dunaway were just excellent. Great recommendation!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 6/29/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Reelz, what'd you think of The House of the Devil? It's one of my favorite recent horror movies.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 6/29/2013 Reply  · 

Just realized you added Stake Land too, that's another one I really liked and I hadn't even added it to my chart!

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

Why do you think Barry Lyndon is great, besides the cinematography?

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julinona

julinona on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

You never have a stable top 10 do you?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/16/2013 Reply  · 

Reelz, does it annoy you that Grown Ups 2 did better than Pacific Rim?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

Reelz, every time I see your profile pic I can hear Doakes shouting that immortal line, haha!

Are you watching the new season of Dexter at the moment? I'm loving it already.

Is Sharknado awesome? :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

I totally agree with you on Dexter, let's hope it will go out on a high :)

Ok, Sharknado is now on my watchlist, along with Birdemic. Maybe I'll go crazy and watch them on the same day :D

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julinona

julinona on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I got a question for you. Since you love Stanley Kubrick so much, is there a film of his that gets better with each viewing. As you can see from my list, I love A Clockwork Orange, but on the second viewing some parts seemed to drag and and I didn't love it as much as I thought I would. I will give Shining another go sometime soon, because on the first viewing, I was disappointed with it. Is there also any film of his that you only loved with repeated viewings?

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julinona

julinona on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

I have also found some of his movies like Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket a bit overrated on my first viewing. I removed them from my flickchart because I want to see them again and decide whether I love them or not.

To be honest, I don't even remember why I don't love The Shining, I remember enjoying it a lot on my first viewing. Maybe because I watched it on a computer screen with my mother watching TV in the same room (yeah I was desperate to see it). I hope I love it when I see it on my 40'' LED TV. That TV is probably the main reason that I love films.

I loved ACO on my first viewing. I LOVED it.I will see it again though. I hope I love it again like the first timeI watched it. I loved its atmosphere, its violence, its sexuality and if a movie makes me feel uncomfortable and disturbed, that's a huge plus for the movie in my book.

Yeah that's what I thought about it too, this is not my kind of humor. I hope this film is like The Big Lebowski which gets funnier and funnier with each viewing. Will definitely rewatch it.

I really do think that The Shining is the best horror film (I am not a big fan of horror movies and don't enjoy many of them) even if it is way more creepy than scary. I will rewatch it. I agree, the atmosphere is definitely the most important part of that movie.

One thing I love about his films is that they have an eerie atmosphere to them. I have seen Barry Lyndon once, not from the beginning but I do remember the final ''standoff''. I will try to finish his filmography, even his short films. Since I will watch/rewatch all of his films, I'm thinking of having a Kubrick Marathon.

Man, don't you just love 2001. In my opinion, it is tied with The Godfather for the best movie ever made.

Holy crap, I found another fan of the best comedian of all time, George-Fucking-Carlin.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

What's your verdict on Only God Forgives? I've heard there were conflicting reviews at Cannes but I'm looking forward to seeing it, and the recent reviews seem largely positive.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and I watched Birdemic, Shane did too, it was pretty amazing stuff!! :D

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GoodFather

GoodFather on 8/4/2013 Reply  · 

Breaking Bad Icon ftw.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/17/2013 Reply  · 

Two questions Reelz.

Is A Serbian Film as terrible as they say?

Who do you prefer, George Carlin or Louis C.K?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/17/2013 Reply  · 

I liked Martyrs a lot, but the last torture part is very hard to watch! It's unrelenting! You stay in that room with her!

I ask whether you prefer CK or Carlin because I love CK, but haven't checked out much Carlin before. All I've seen is him abusing a heckler and his bit on the four words on YouTube.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 10/8/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, long time no talk. Feel free to participate in the Question of the Day over at my page. I've been coming up with some great questions lately, it would be cool to see you answer some of them.

I see you loved Gravity. (Letterbox review). What did you think of the ending? A lot of people I know said they weren't really a big fan. I personally loved it, it's an absolutely stunning film.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 11/19/2013 Reply  · 

I was very surprised to see a fairly new Francis Ford Coppolla movie on my Netflix queue, but after further research, it appears that most are disappointed. What were your thoughts on the movie, and do you think it would be worth my time?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 11/20/2013 Reply  · 

Very interesting thoughts, Reelz. I'll try and around to the film soon enough, and then I'll give you my thoughts! ;)

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shane24

shane24 on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Reelz, how's it going?

I haven't been on your page for a while....but didn't you have more Kubrick in your top ten? Has your opinion on him dropped? Or have you just found better movies?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

I'm good, Reelz. I have three days of work left for the year, so I'm excited. It's been a long year for me, I need a break. Ah, that's great that you have two months off. I'm sure you would deserve it. :)

Oh yes, I see. I'll probably be seeing Kubrick back in the top ten some day soon then. :)

Ok, I will keep an eye on your list on letterboxd. :)

I have never watched OZ. Am I missing out?

What games are you playing? I've got so many to get through, man. It's daunting. :D

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shane24

shane24 on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I forgot to ask you Reelz about your profile pic. Who is that? I can't place him.

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

Great list!

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, Berandal. 2014 MVP, I'm calling it.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

The Raid 2: Berandal at #8! I'm seeing it tomorrow, and now I am even more excited! AHHHHHHHH!

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

After The Raid 3, this will be one of the best trilogies.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Top ten!! Top ten!!! I'm so pumped! The Raid 2 was already released here, but it had only a limited two week release. I would've loved to see it, but I would had to drive four hours there, then four hours back. I think it has huge potential to be a top ten film for me also. Hopefully a small cinema is showing it when I'm on holidays next week.

I will read your letterboxd review. But tell me, do you go into detail on anything? You see, I have avoided the trailers (except the teaser), so I really don't want to know anything.

Oh, and one more thing. One criticism I've heard is that it didn't need to be so long. Is this valid critisism, or bullshit?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Man, you seriously have me pumped. I really hope I can find a place still screening it, but being a foreign language film, I highly doubt it.

What score did you give the original Raid? How much better is the sequel?

Ah great, I will read your review then. I just didn't want any details, you know? I think trailer spoil way too much now, so i actively avoid trailers for anticipated films.

Do you have a criticism? Don't tell me if it's spoilerish.

This movie sounds like it fits my taste exceptionally well.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, do you think it has a chance to move even higher on your list?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Don't worry, I see some of my questions are answered in you Letterboxd review.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

That's a very minor criticism. Argh, I'm even more excited. I usually try not to hype myself up for movies for a fear of not reaching that level, but I think I can with this movie.

Could it potentially be number one?

Oh, comparing it to The Dark Knight! You know how to get me excited! :D

Thanks so much for your thoughts Reelz, I appreciate it. I will make sure to come and talk to you about The Raid 2 when I've seen it.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Oh Reelz, those ticket prices aren't too bad when you compare them to what we pay. I had to fork out $19 for a 2D ticket a couple of weeks ago. I would be looking at 22 to 23 dollars for 3D, and $26 for a 3D ticket.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

* $26 for IMAX ticket.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, I KNOW I'm gonna dig it. I'm seeing it on Sunday, and I expect it to be the best thing I see all year.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Off the top of your head, what was the disappointing films from last year for you?

So, you expect that it can potentially slide? Man, you must adore your top 5 by the way you talk about The Raid 2. Glad for you. :)

I'm glad you didn't. I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

Our Aussie dollar was better than the A,wrk an dollar only last year as well. I just find it ridiculous. I watch movies in the cinema at the end of the month. I tend to watch a bunch in a row. Personally, I find it hard to say no to a quality film in the cinema, even with the ridiculous prices.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Ah, I can see why The World's End didn't work for you. It was a light 4/5. However, I'm willing to give it another shot. You see, I thought Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz weren't the greatest on my first watch, but I grew to love them.

I'm interested in your thoughts on Side Effects, what didn't work for you?

I will read your review of All is Lost when i've seen the film. I have heard similar anger on some podcasts over the film, yet her praise as well. I'll be interested to see what I think.

That's special when a film grabs you like that. I don't think has got to me like that. I've cried myself, but not how you explained it. My biggest connection to a film is probably Tokyo Story. It made me wake up, and realise I should go see my nana more than I was. I sent two hours with her today.

I get stupid movie vibe from this Sider-Man sequel that's coming. Massive cash grab! Plus it's forced because they don't want to give up the rights. What I'm really sick of is these adaptations of novels for young adults. Sure, there's a handful that are decent. But there must be at least three a year that look......just the worst.

I'm good Reelz. :) Or would you prefer to be called Mark? Anyway, I'm on holidays next week, I'm getting promoted to boss at my job, and my leg is nearly healed from a work accident.

It would be good to hear from you again. Please, feel free to come talk at any stage.

How are you? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've been through the transition to enjoying slower-paced films myself. I think I just locked up the younger side of my brain for a minute (explosions! Shoot him! :D) then really soak up a slow, but really impressive film.

Ah, Tokyo Story might just be what you're after if from what you described about slower-paced films. I hope you enjoy it. :)

That's sad that you haven't seen her for 13 years. I spent time with them when I was younger (I never knew one grandad), but work happens, and other stuff. I won't say some things, because they line up with Tokyo Story.

Sorry for your loss, Mark.

Sounds like they didn't learn from Spider-Man 3! :) They're shoehorning these villains in so they can make that villain spin-off, which I'm not too sure about.

I like most of the Marvel films so far (exceptions being Iron Man 2, and Thor 2), but I think if they continue with a similar formula for these films, then they're going to get really stale. That's why I'm excited for Guardians of the Galaxy! It looks bonkers, and nothing like their films so far. I enjoy the work of the director James Gunn, too. Have you seen Super? Love it! Bloody weird. :)

You nailed it! Exactly my thoughts on adaptations of yound adult novels. I enjoyed Catching Fire, but I gave it a little less than you.

Can't say that myself. My 22 year old cat (not much younger than me :D) has been wheezing, work is shitty because the bosses treat us like shit, and I lost a friend unexpectedly.

I'd prefer not say what I do over the Internet. It's just pretty specific, easy to figure out who I am. Paranoid? :)

Enjoy your rest, recharge those batteries. :)

Well, I was walking along, then my leg up to my hamstring (I'm six foot six), went through a faulty floorboard. All the way up my leg my badly cut, and bruised. I tried to get out, but my size 16 feet kept getting stuck. When I finally got out, then stood up, that's when the pain rushed me. Now, it takes a lot for me to swear (I think it's overused), but I yelled "FUUUUCCCKKKKK!!!!!!". Now, I intently reported it, and immediately limped over, and started icing it. Man, I had the blackest bruises all down my leg. At first, it was my hamstring that hurt the most, but as the weeks went by, it was just below my knee that wa the worst. Turned out I had a 3cm x 2.5cm hematoma. The swelling would contstantly get worse when I worked. It looked like I had an orange under my skin. This happened Feb 10, and I still have slit swelling just under my knee. What really, really annoyed me was that my boss (they want me to slowly replace her as boss), told me, about FIVE TIMES that she had seen it last week. My thoughts were instantly "then why the fuck didn't you report it?!". She's terrible Mark, truly incompetate.

Well, I'll be checking out Cap 2, and The Grand Budapest Hotel on my holiday. Um, maybe Noah as well, we'll see.
I'm watching older films on Foxtel on-demand like Flight of the Navigator, and hope to see the original The Haunting.

How about you?

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watchman

watchman on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

one of these days we should go see the raid 2

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shane24

shane24 on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

Height has it setbacks, mate. Planes and arenas are hell for me. Epecially when 5'5 people lean their chair back onto my godamn knees. I was furious. I used all my strength to push the chair back to it's original position, then he started rocking it on my legs. Bastard, he had kids with him! I saw him after the flight, and he gave me a smug smile. One good thing is people don't try to fight me. I'm not an easy target, so I avoid all that shit. :)

It's relaxed at times, and physically demanding. At the time it was physiacally demading. I didn't have any time off.

Oh no, she reported the injury, what she didn't report was that she saw the faulty floorboard a week prior to my incident. If she got it fixed, it wouldn't have happened.

She's a mumbler, too. When she's telling you something, she swings her head around, and doesn't look at you. I catch every third word when her head is actually back in line for speaking to me. :D She sounds like a turkey to me. :)

Last year, I asked her to check something on a Friday for me. On Monday, when I needed to know, she just assumed something was right. When it wasn't, it made me look bad, not her. I was so mad. I don't like my job, but I work extremely hard, and do my best. So when someone makes me look bad, I don't take it well. I told my other boss/friend this. I hope he told her.

Yeah, I would say it's 95% better now. I've been taking these arnica pills, and rubbing on arnica cream. That stuff is brilliant. The swelling goes down so fast!

Super hyped for Godzilla! I will be so disappointed if the mess it up.

I love Game of Thrones! Got anything to say about it buddy? :)

Yep, I'm a gamer. I bought Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes last week. Haven't played it yet. What are you playing Mark?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/14/2014 Reply  · 

Kick the big fucker in the knee if that scenario ever happens. :) I have never been in a fight, but I will protect myself if I had to.

I disagree. I think not fixing the problem is worse. I wouldn't have to deal with any pain if she did her job. You know, they didn't even ask me how I was until I had to go to the doctors. That's the only time they gave a shit. Pisses me off.

Did they cut anything crucial out of the first novel?

How long did it take to finish Ground Zeroes? What console do you have?

I loved Mass Effect 2 as well. Never played the first because I don't own an Xbox. Need to get back to the third. I have so many games Reelz! :D

How was Wolf of Wall Street for you?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/15/2014 Reply  · 

I have a PS3 and PS4. I haven't had any problems with the PS4 so far. I won't buy an Xbox One because I don't like the always on feature.

I enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street, but I completely understand you issues with the film. I felt the length at times, but it didn't get to me much.

I enjoyed American Hustle, but I may enjoy it less on rewatch. I think the length, and muddied plot will potentially annoy me more.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/17/2014 Reply  · 

Do the Right Thing Is flipping fantastic isn't it

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/18/2014 Reply  · 

yeah I cant live without horror flicks slashers are my favorite type of horror

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/19/2014 Reply  · 

yeah the Friday the 13th movies are what really got me into horror I will never forget the first time I saw 1 and 2

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shane24

shane24 on 4/20/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen Sleepaway Camp? If so, what do you think?

I was nearly killed on the two days ago. This guy was driving straight at me, completely on my side of the road.

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shane24 on 4/20/2014 Reply  · 

Sleepaway Camp is a lot of fun, I would very much like to talk to you, or read a review from you. :) Just so you know, the whole movie is on YouTube. Haha! What a great pair of recommendations from me! I don't think I could pick two more different films if I tried! :D

He swerved. No point me swerving onto the wrong side, just in case he did also. May have been a stupid driver who thought it was a duel road, or a tourist not used to driving on the left side of the road.

What pisses me off is when they ride together in one big line. There's no bloody way to pass them. You see, where I live, there's trees as far as you can see, and very winding roads. So, bikes can be a real pain in the arse.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/20/2014 Reply  · 

Damn, that sucks that you already know the ending. I was the same.

I actually didn't swear. I had my long arms wide open the length of the car windscreen, and I said "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!". He gave a little wave.

It's not too frequent, but it happens. A couple of weeks ago, there was a bike ride scheduled, maybe for charity? Anyway, there was about 50 bikes riding together! No break, just one after the other. I saw them come into town, with quite a few frustrated people in cars behind them.

I'm sure I'll like the review. :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 4/22/2014 Reply  · 

Loving the new profile pic Reelz! I saw The Raid 2 last week. What a fantastic sequel, just amazing.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/28/2014 Reply  · 

Is Salo a candidate for the most disgusting film you've seen?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/28/2014 Reply  · 

I don't think I'll go out of my way to see it any time soon. I didn't know it had fanboys who target people who don't like it.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/3/2014 Reply  · 

Gosh I really need to see The Raid 2 I absolutely love the first the first is my favorite action film ever

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shane24

shane24 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Is that a baseball match, Mark? :)

Not a big sport down here. Our number one sport by a long way is Australian Rules Football, which isn't played anywhere else professionally.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, I know all about the Dodgers. It's an American team, I always hear about them. :)

Wow. It'll probably be hard to explain a unique sport, but I'll try. AFL is THE biggest sport in Australia by a long margin. We've got baseball, soccer, rugby, and basketball, but none come close to the popularity of AFL.

AFL is a contact sport, and it's been around for over a hundred years. The players are allowed to tackle, as long as it's not above the shoulders. They must bounce the ball every 15m if they're running with the ball. Which, is where a lot of skill comes in. Try and picture an oval ball being bounced at top speed, then coming back to the player. That takes a lot of practice.

The game goes for roughly 20 minutes for four quarters. The players can't see how long they've got to go, so in close games it gets intense.

Eighteen players for each team are on the field, with four on the bench. There's midfielders (running type players), forwards (try and kick the ball to them because they're great at kicking goals), defenders, and a ruckmen.

I will also say that is easily one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. Many of these players run over 20km a game at top speed. And when there's collisions, well, let's just say it takes them a while to get up.

The field (150m long) and football are oval shaped. The player is able to kick, or handpass (which involves punching the tip of the footy out the hand) around the oval to teammates. If it's a hand pass, the teammate must keep running, but if it's a kick, the player can mark the football (if they can out body their opponent and take the mark cleanly), then they get to go back in line with their mark ten metres (with an opposition player standing on the spot where the player with the ball marked it), and try and find a teammate to kick or handpass to. But you can also get HUGE marks! A player is allowed to jump on top of another player, and take a mark on his shoulders if he can. Big pack marks happen too. With a player marking a ball with six players around him. Some even run back with the flight of the foot, only having eyes for the ball, not seeing if they'll get crunched. Man, there's been some unbelievably brave marks I've seen.

When people who don't know the game watch for the first time, it looks like a bunch of people just running around everywhere. But believe me, there is so many tactics going on.

The aim is to get to their goals, which both teams have on either side of the oval. There is four poles lined up. The two big ones in the middle is where they aim to kick. It's worth six points. If their kick misses, and goes in-between the other poles, it's worth one point. If they miss completely, and kick out of bounds, it's the oppositions free kick. Because of the unique shape of the ball, goal kicking can be very exciting. Depending where you line up for a shot, depends how the player holds the ball. The player can be in the corner, yet still be able to twirl the ball around. It's called a banana kick.

If a goal is kicked, the ball goes back to the middle. The umpire has the ball in a circle, with the teams two big men (the position is called a ruckman). There is also three running players for each side. The umpire bounces the ball high up in the air, and the two ruckmen run at each other, then jump, and make contact. the opposing ruckmen will attempt to tap, or punch the ball to advantage of the waiting running players at their feet.

There's hundreds of clips on YouTube if you want to have a look for yourself. The best marks, bumps, and goals in the AFL may be a good to look up. I can explain anything I said further if I need to. :)

Oh, and AFL is played in America! But just in minor leagues here and there.

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

Was pondering where The Raid 2 might end up on my chart and I thought, "I wonder what the kid's been up to." Whatcha been watching and how's school treating you?

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ToryK on 5/18/2014 Reply  · 

Dropped out (don't do it!) but I'm thinking about going back next semester. But don't panic. You've got time dude.

Yeah, The Raid 2 was bonkers. If the first one was Gareth Evans' Hard Boiled, this one was his Killer. Everything was on-point - solid buildup to the action scenes, better acting, some sharp-ass directing and editing (Cleckley called it "shrewd"), higher stakes, and the aforementioned action is fucking BRILLIANT. It's even got some awesome Scorsese-esque touches - angry male psyche, morality, etc. I don't think it's the next step in action filmmaking so much as it is the best example of it. The man's gone and measured up to his idols. It's a case of a genre-week with intelligence and a ton of skill setting out to make best action movie of all time. Not a good action movie, but the best action movie. Shrewd, dude.

What else have I been watching... Adrift in Tokyo was fantastic and so was The Grand Budapest Hotel if you're into Wes Anderson movies. The Fury was a blast! The Winter Soldier's one of the best Marvel movies so far. But then again, I loved Iron Man 3, so what do I know? Blue Ruin was pretty damn good, I gotta say. 25th Hour, the Spike Lee movie, was great, all-around. And I don't know if you like Jim Jarmusch movies, but Night on Earth is awesome. I'm in love with that movie.

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ToryK on 5/27/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, and it's still on the move, dude. It's a work-in-progress. I've kept a lot of them in their spots because of nostalgia or because "they're supposed to be there". But shit, if you like other things, you like other things. Your head changes, your heart changes, and so does your taste in movies. That ever happen to you? It's kind of freeing, as far as this site goes.

Give Rushmore and The Life Aquatic a look. They're both really, really good. And if you've got any brothers, you might wanna watch The Darjeeling Limited. It's one of his worst-received movies, if I remember correctly, but it hits some cool notes with you if you've got a brother or brothers.

Night on Earth and Mystery Train. But Night on Earth is fooking fantastic, I'm telling you.

The Vanishing's a great, great movie. Had me from beginning to end. I need to watch that one again.

I don't know where Rama 2: Electric Boogaloo's gonna end up, but it's up there. It feels fucking GREAT to have one of these guys for myself. I love Jackie and I love Woo, but their finest were just a bit before my time. I had to play catch-up with those guys. But I've been watching Evans from the word "go".

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Reelz

Reelz on 7/20/2014 Reply  · 

My top ten is in complete disarray, and always will be.

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watchman

watchman on 7/26/2014 Reply  · 

her is number 3 and mo country for old men is number nine.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/7/2014 Reply  · 

The Raid 2 was blood amazing, Mark! Sorry, I can't say much, as it's getting really late. I'll get back to ya if you want to know something.

I'm excited to see Boyhood at number one. :)

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Reelz

Reelz on 9/19/2014 Reply  · 

I think I finally have my definitive top ten...

For at least the next few minutes.

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/8/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I saw those (I'm on Twitch everyday). Watched a few of 'em. I really wish they would have found their way onto the blu-ray.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 11/27/2014 Reply  · 

Why is Boyhood #2 on your list? Please refrain from using the 12 year production and hyperbole in your response, thank you.

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