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ToryK

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Pulp Fiction Taxi Driver Terminator 2: Judgment Day Raging Bull Before Sunrise The Legend of Drunken Master 28 Days Later... Trainspotting Shaun of the Dead Children of Men

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Comments (208)

 
ToryK

ToryK on 6/6/2011 Reply  · 

Just wanted to say, and I'm doing it here because I don't where else to do it, that this Top 10 thing is a pain. I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with it, which kind of adds to the fun of Flickchart, I guess, when you think about it. Anyway, mini-rant over.

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Frisky Dingo

Frisky Dingo on 10/21/2011 Reply  · 

Heck I don't think I'll ever be fully satisfied with my top 20! LOL.

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Bobby Karmi

Bobby Karmi on 3/29/2012 Reply  · 

Will any of us?

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marba

marba on 8/18/2011 Reply  · 

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

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marba

marba on 8/19/2011 Reply  · 

Agreed. Woo has superior choreography in his action flicks than the Hollywood counterparts, mainly due to you as a viewer knowing what's going on during the shootouts. Decent cuts instead of 0,2 millisecondcuts and shakycam.

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marba

marba on 8/21/2011 Reply  · 

Certainly. The most important aspect (expect restraining from using shaky cam) which many seems to forget, in my opinion, is to use longer shots. Not only in shootouts (like the part in the hospital without any cuts for several minutes), but also in fistfights. Frequent use of seizure editing leaves me with the impression that the actors or stunts have no clue on how to actually fight. Just watch Enter the Dragon and watch Bruce Lee - he certainly knew what to do, and that showed in the editing. That not also is more enjoyable, but makes me respect the actors more.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/9/2011 Reply  · 

Yeah, rented BKO just a few days ago actually. I was gonna drop you a comment but figured you'd see the one I left on the Ong Bak 2 match-up. It was definitely a disappointing film but clearly you disliked it way more than me. I thought it was about average in the grand scheme of things. Some nice ideas and solid execution got lost in a sea of nonsense, annoying charaters and cross-dressers. I really liked the guy doing Tai-Chi though, dude had crisp moves. The excessively retarded plot twists made me laugh too. I take it you found no redeeming qualities...?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/10/2011 Reply  · 

There was a little clip nearing the end where the lead did a few low roundhouse kicks in succession, alternating his kicking legs. My heart sank a bit at that point when I realised that the guys was obviously from a TKD background. They confirmed it over the end credits too. It's just so disappointing to see the flashiest, most aesthetically pleasing style represented by someone like him. TKD is perfect for the screen man, that guy just isn't. Sigh. All this just a few days after watching Donnie Yen's Legend of the Fist. Too much disappointment.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/13/2011 Reply  · 

The Indonesian, Pencak Silat film? You know, I've seen that one but it completely slipped my mind 'til you reminded me. Good shout because it was a very solid film! Problem is, I've seen the shorter version and IMDb is telling me that there's about a half hour of extra footage in the director's cut. Maybe that version is even better, but the cut I say, despite being very good, is not in the Ong Bak - Tom Yum Gung - Ip Man territory. Definitely a better 'film' than Jaa's efforts, just not as thrilling a spectacle.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/15/2011 Reply  · 

Oooh, I'm gonna be an ass here and tell you that I think John Woo sucks. I think Face/Off and MI:2 are two of the worst action movies I've ever seen. Even Broken Arrow, which I enjoy quite a bit, has some really bad, bad direction. I didn't like Reign of Assassins either (not necessarily Woo's fault) and Hard Target was kinda mediocre. Haven't seen Hard Boiled and The Killer in maybe a decade so perhaps I'm doing the guy a disservice.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/16/2011 Reply  · 

This is very interesting. Straight up, I've never considered male bonding (in neither movies nor life) to have even remotely homoerotic undertones. Seriously, it never crossed my mind. Actually, I'm quite a fan of male-bonding in movies (and life) to the point where my loyalties to my buddies might have me seen as a mild male-chauvanist. A lot of my fav' movies are reliant on that stuff: Kevin Smith films, Three Brothers' films, Harold & Kumar, Good Will Hunting etc. I like buddy movies a lot, poker movies, sports movies and, no bullshit here, American Pie 2 is one of the few movies that resonates with me emotionally. Part of the reason is that it's about leaving high-school (I really fucking miss high-school) and part is because of the way it ends... kind of cathartic meditation on friendship. And brothers? Well, I have two older brothers that I was always tight with, especially when I was a kid (though in fairness I was tight with my sisters too). So maybe I just saw Hard Boiled at a time before all the camaraderie mattered. Oh and dude, you really need to watch a movie called I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. Miserable as fuck, but based on some of the stuff you've said here I think it will payoff for you. How old is your brother btw?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/19/2011 Reply  · 

About the same actually, 4.5 years apart from my closest brother. Eldest sibling is way older, but we're still tight... Family comes first and all.

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alec96

alec96 on 1/5/2012 Reply  · 

Hey you should check out my blog http://moviereviewer96.wordpress.com/

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alec96

alec96 on 1/8/2012 Reply  · 

Did you like the blog, I am currently trying to get some followers.

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alec96

alec96 on 1/8/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I know this may be a weird thing to ask because we are not personal friends . But can you tell me if my reviews are bad. I just got my first comment, and he pretty much said I stink at writing. If you could do this I would be grateful.

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BisonDollah

BisonDollah on 1/23/2012 Reply  · 

Hi there, thanks for the add. Is your full title ToryKiller? Because that would be rad.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/5/2012 Reply  · 

Just dropping a note. Maybe you've seen it already, but I saw "The Raid" at Sundance this year and was blown away by the choreography and... well, bloodletting. Ruthlessly violent and super entertaining. One of the wildest action movies I've ever seen, even though I'm not exactly a kung-fu/action buff. Check it out if you get the chance. It's Indonesian and got picked up by an American distributing company, I think.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 2/8/2012 Reply  · 

I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action. Very accessible read, but very entertainig.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/10/2012 Reply  · 

I almost made the mistake of downloading Merantau off the Playstation Network about a week ago... but then it came to Netflix Instant and I've yet to check it out. Will have to get around to it - after "The Raid," I'll see anything those guys are involved with.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 3/5/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah I was gonna try and rip it, but it's on YouTube actually. The copy's pretty bad though. I saw it on a double-taped VHS about 10-15 years ago (that was pretty bad too) so I figured 'Fuck it!'. Good opening, good close, but major bullshit in between which may or may not make you laugh. I only added it yesterday... how'd you even know? Randomly pop up while you were flicking?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 3/6/2012 Reply  · 

Gotcha. Do you object to bootlegging for reasons other than poor A/V quality?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/26/2012 Reply  · 

I see Hard Boiled is high on your list. I have wanted to watch it for years. Along with The Killer, they are two movies that aren't available on blu ray, or even DVD where I'm located. I just don't understand. Is it hard to find in your country as well? Or is it widely available? Both seem to be movies I would love, it will be a good day when they wake up to themselves!!

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Holy fuck. No 18 on your list? Ahead of both Terminators, The Godfather, Fistful, Tom Yum Goong AND Project A? I'm salivating dude, as are my friends, but it won't come out in the UK for another month and a day.

Wait. Wait. Mike Shinoda worked on the soundtrack. Fuuuuuck. I'm on the wrong side of the pond.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Yep, love me some Shinoda... his musical style and his clarity of voice. He's no lyrical genius, but the overall effect of his beats make up for his passable rhymes. Been a fan since Hybrid Theory and The Rising Tied has become a personal favourite too.

Why are people constantly surprised by my musical tastes? Before I divulge the rest of my go to artists, whose music, or what kind of music, did you think I'd be into?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Actually, it's funny how off one's perception of fellow netizens can be. I read your comment about awkwardness on the Punch-Drunk vs Eternal Sunshine thread and actually said "Really?" out loud. I would've figured you as the jovial, laid-back, comfortably social type.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I like Jay. Luke warm on The Streets (don't like garage all that much). Fucking despise Nas though. Or at least I used to despise him; the venom has attenuated in recent years. I didn't like the fact that he was labelled as "intelligent", "deep", "real" or some such bollocks. I never saw any evidence of his so called skill, so he was sort of guilty by association with his fans.

I guess it'd be Em, Jedi Mind Tricks (and AOTP, Demigodz and the other affiliates) and various 'classics' (using the word loosely) when it comes to hip-hop. Beyond that it's just whatever catches my ear, in whatever genre. Oh, and MJ of course. Huge MJ fan.

Anyway, I was thinking about renting Punch-Drunk Love because it's PTA, but Adam Sandler man... I try to resist. I also tend to like superstarish protagonists , so I'm still hesitant. Care to take a shot in the dark? Will it resonate with someone of my tastes?

Last thing, did you ever join that Flickcharters Facebook group? I held out for a long while, but I caved to the Facebook pressure a few weeks ago when another movie site died and forced its members to virtually congregate elsewhere.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/18/2012 Reply  · 

I don't like his music too much either. I think he's got a lousy appreciation for rhythm and meters and, by extension, has lousy flow. There are actually a few songs that I can sit and enjoy (say Shoot 'em Up, Carry The Cross or even Hero), but I always wonder what might have been had the beat been given to someone that knows what to do with them.

I do like J Cole (since 'Star is Born' by Jay Z) but I'll have to let YouTube refresh my memory of Electronica.

Yeah, I tend to despise Sandler, in comedic roles at least. He wasn't that bad in Funny People.

As for Facebook, I agree. It is a silly, silly diversion, but apparently it's how people communicate. Shrug, shrug.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/23/2012 Reply  · 

The more I mess around here, the more I realize what movies are all about. At the end of the day, it's all about entertainment. Whether you get your kicks from analyzing, laughing, thinking, or watching people beat the shit out of each other, it's all about being entertained. Fuck what other people think of what I like, I'm here to have fun. Damn right, I put Police Story up there with Taxi Driver. There's enough room for the both of them.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/3/2012 Reply  · 

It's a film that just works for me. Yeah, it probably is ranked a little too high, and maybe that's down to the hype/recency thing, but it's just a fun film that tries to be nothing other than a fun film. I guess when you have a Superhero flick starring three of the coolest dudes in Hollywood (and Renner! and Sam Jackson!) paying homage to shit I grew up with... yeah I was always gonna enjoy it. It has its flaws though and I don't expect others to find them as inconsequential as I do.

You just gotta bear in mind that I'm always gonna rank Superhero movies and High School movies with a seriously skewed bias. After all, I'm the guy that spent a long time putting Daredevil and Fantastic Foor on blast, and those lie at 676 and 345 respectively.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/3/2012 Reply  · 

So-so. I was never a huge Whedon fan, so maybe his in-jokes and unique style just didn't register with me. Or maybe he just toned it down. RDJ steals the show (or was given the show), but even with the occasional humorous line I wouldn't say the movie stands out particularly in that regard. Not sayin' the dialogue is bad, far from it, but don't expect the next Kiss Kiss or Princess Bride or whatever.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/17/2012 Reply  · 

Damn skippy. Might be able to catch a late showing after work tomorrow. If not, the wait will continue a few days. One set of bastards have me working through most of the weekend, while another set of bastards are having me attend seminars for future work throughout the rest of the weekend. I don't know why I'm mentioning that, just felt like venting. Bastards.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/18/2012 Reply  · 

Exactly how great is The Raid: Redemption? I keep hearing mixed reviews on it so I'm not sure what to make of it. It's not showing in any theaters around my area though so I probably won't have any plans to see it until it's released on DVD.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/18/2012 Reply  · 

I have a pretty similar outlook to yours. If the film engages me then I'm in love. I mostly try to go for a good story but I really don't mind an action film or two in between. I find the really over-the-top kind of movies to be the most entertaining to me. It's funny that I say that because I've yet to see a John Woo film and I've heard that those take the cake in that aspect. If what you say about Hard Boiled is true, then I'll definitely check it out tonight. I've already found the full film on YouTube, lol. What other kind of "check your brain at the door" movies do you recommend?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Wow. The Raid is... well... it's like some strange nutter decided to fuse Irreversible with Tom Yum Goong. Shrewd directing. Very shrewd.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Ah man, that Hard Boiled was some crazy stuff. Although the dubbing was terrible, I found myself laughing hysterically because of it, which I guess adds more to the movie itself. I see what you said about it having the best action scenes you've seen and I don't blame you. It's one of my favorites now. Thanks for the recommendation!

I've added those to my queue. I've also had an interest in Mother, I Saw the Devil, and Oldboy as I've heard that they are hyper-violent and amazing. Have you heard of the film Haywire? It's one of those films that's just pure entertainment. The story is crummy but the actions scenes are awesome and it reminds me of the Bourne trilogy but with a female lead. The cast is great and includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, and Michael Fassbender. It really surprised me.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Okay cool. Thanks again. I'll definitely give Oldboy a look now and after I find the time to watch Mother and I Saw the Devil, which will most likely be soon, I'll let you know how they are.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/25/2012 Reply  · 

I really loved it actually. I already knew about the twist awhile before I saw it because it was accidentally spoiled to me online, lol. I didn't let that get in the way though and I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. My favorite part has got to be that side scrolling fight scene with the hammer. Awesome stuff there.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/25/2012 Reply  · 

I'll check it out. I've also added Lady Vengeance, Three Extremes, I'm a Cyborg but That's Ok, and Thirst to my queue as well.

I plan on watching both Mother and I Saw the Devil today and if I'm able to, I'll let you know what I thought of them.

I guess it seems that Flickchart is broadening my horizons with films as I would have never even thought of watching any of these before, lol.

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/26/2012 Reply  · 

I just watched Mother and I Saw the Devil.

Mother really wasn't the revenge thriller that I thought it would set out to be, but in the end, it was damn good entertainment. The lead performance by Kim Hye-ja was terrific and she gave a powerful and realistic portrayal of a mother helping out her son. The movie was solely based on story and not so much on violence like Oldboy was.

I Saw the Devil, on the other hand, WAS the revenge thriller that I thought it would set out to be and then some. It was brutal and graphic and definitely not for everyone. I think that you'll like it though, but you'll more than likely feel emotionally drained by the time the credits roll. It kinda reminds me of a combination of Se7en and the show Dexter but with a Korean twist to it.

There's also a VERY special performance by a dude from another great Korean film that you may or may not recognize at first, so keep a lookout for him.

So anyways, I highly recommend both of these films. They aren't quite as good as Oldboy but they are relatively close. And I do apologize for this long ass comment, lol.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 5/30/2012 Reply  · 

Dude,your whole ranks helped me A LOT through finding some good ol' fashion martial arts movies,which is a genre i'm really craving for nowadays. You have any "can't miss this one" recommendations ?! I trust your good taste on that one. haha

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 6/2/2012 Reply  · 

Gosh,i couldn't ask for a better guy in the whole world to give me recommendations on this genre like this! I'm having a hard time trying to find some of those movies,but i'll try! Thanks a bunch Tory!

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Reelz

Reelz on 6/4/2012 Reply  · 

I just saw The Good, The Bad, The Weird. Man oh man was it awesome. It's obviously similar to The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly and it pays great homage to Leone's other spaghetti westerns. It has a lot of great action scenes and hardly ever a dull moment. Seeing that you have Good, Bad, & The Ugly so high up on your list should even make the experience greater even though you know the plotline, which it similarly follows. It's quite a damn good film.

I'm really starting to become a fan of Kim Ji-woon and I'm looking forward to his future work. His US film debut starts next year and the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a sheriff that has to protect a small town from armed gang members. Sounds really promising.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/5/2012 Reply  · 

I didn't realise that it is considered a classic. I suspect that it's such an under-represented movie that the few people privileged/unfortunate enough to have seen it simply inflate its rep. I found some unintentional humour in it, so it's a little higher on my list than it otherwise might be. The whole retarded essay on love/prostitution was quite funny I thought. Also, Sammo pulls out a couple of his best screen moves ever (the table acrobatics at the beginning and the ridiculous side-flip over the bannister at the end).

Oh yeah, listen to the dude above me man, The Good, The Bad, The Weird is fucking excellent. Byung-hun Lee is sickly cool. be sure to watch a Hi Def version though because the cinematography is quite beautiful (not as beautiful as, say, Mr Vengeance, but still pretty sweet).

One more thing, been thinking 'bout getting around to Sonny Chiba's Street Fighter flicks. I prefer subs, but wondering if this movie might benefit from a bad dub full of comedic stupidity. Thoughts?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/7/2012 Reply  · 

I'd say Pedicab is better than Condors. Quite a bit even. But, ignoring that, yeah, those guys are definitely a couple fries short of a happy meal.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/7/2012 Reply  · 

Pedicab Driver is currently 1254 on my list - maybe a little too high. Condors is at 1721 and it pretty much deserves to be down there. It's not a good movie man. I watched it a number of months ago and had a few good memories shattered. Yeah it's got plenty of action, but most of the action is bog standard gun play at best and utterly unimaginative at worst. Yuen Biao does his thing, and there are a couple of redeeming fight scenes, but all in all it's pretty light on the chop-socky.

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Reelz

Reelz on 6/11/2012 Reply  · 

I just finished watching A Bittersweet Life. It topped Oldboy for me and that was my favorite Korean film I've seen so far. Lee Byung-hun is a damn good actor. I think what I enjoyed about ABL so much was that it was able to combine a great story with awesome action and bits of emotion. My favorite part has got to be the scene when Sun-woo is being taught how to take the pistol apart. Classic stuff. Thanks for the recommendation!

By the way, how do you manage to find out about these hidden gems? I couldn't find ABL on Netflix so I had to watch a version of it on YouTube. Are you able to get the films where you live?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/20/2012 Reply  · 

Oh no! You changed you profile pic and Jackie's gone. =(

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/20/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I guess the picture's too small to really make out without being told. It's me, open jacket (cause I'm kinda cocky like that) with a sadistic smiley pasted over my face (cause I'm kinda paranoid like that). I should change it, but I don't know if I have any vanity shots lying around...

Can you see it now?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/21/2012 Reply  · 

Heh, yeah that's me. Or rather that was me. Not as active as I used to be now that I have to work inside a box and a three-piece cage. But y'know, abs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym, so I'm still holdin' on to youth before adult working life condemns me for good.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, Jackie's back!

Questions for you: Do you consider The Matrix to be a MA film? Should it be added to the flickchart MA filter? What would you consider the minimum requirements/parameters in order for a film to be classified as MA? Are boxing movies MA?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Basically, I've been trying to get a few more movies added to the MA list here on flickchart, including The Matrix trilogy, which will probably get through within the day - it's being voted on, so to speak. I was actually against it for a while, but I manned up.

One of the reasons for all the additions was to overtake you as the user with most MA films in his/her chart (I think I'm up on you by 2 now)!

The other reason was to get the number one spot on the biggest fans of the genre list (I'm currently No.7). Neither of us is gonna do to well on the fans list, basically because we've got too many crappy MA films nearing the bottom of our charts. Fuck you Steven Seagal. Fuck you very much!

The argument has basically come down to one thing: Should the movie be 'About' MA or should the movie just 'Feature' MA in it? It's easier with other genres because they tend to be central to the plot, whereas MA can feature heavily, but be sort of tangential or peripheral to the plot. For me it's mainly about feature, but obviously it has to feature enough (if it's 'about' too, well there's some more credence). I mean, fuck the plot, I just wanna see boots devastating some skulls. Problem arise though...

You get movies like Ong Bak 3 and Haywire which are considered MA by default, but they have fuck all combat in them. Then you get movies like The Bourne Trilogy which have much more hand-hand combat, but aren't conventionally seen as MA.

With Boxing it's even more awkward. I consider Boxing to be a Martial Art. It's perfectly logical and perfectly objective and I don't see how you can say it's not a system of MA, in all frankness. But because most people don't think of Boxing films when they hear MA, and because most people (myself included) want to see some variety of kicking (and locking/grappling too), I figure you have to bypass logic to pander to conventional understanding.

Anyway, wanted your thoughts on the whole discourse, because there aren't many of us MA lovers that frequent flickchart.

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Sheets24

Sheets24 on 6/28/2012 Reply  · 

Hell yeah. The love Guyver 2. David Hayter is the bomb.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/30/2012 Reply  · 

It's all gravy. Yeah, fuck work.

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Caesar

Caesar on 7/6/2012 Reply  · 

Keep an eye out for The Daily Question on Connerwood1998's profile page. He's going to post a new movie question every day. :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/16/2012 Reply  · 

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

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/12/2012 Reply  · 

I like your view on movies its about entertainment not fucking credibility or historical significance. I have A Christmas Story andThe Sandlot in my top ten i dont give a shit about what anyone thinks of that.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/25/2012 Reply  · 

Pumped to see The Raid. The Blu Ray comes out next week and, though I haven't seen it, I'm going to buy it straight away. I've waited long enough for it! The film didn't get much of a run over here. Did it get a decent run in your area?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/26/2012 Reply  · 

Do you know the reason Band of Brothers counts on flickchart as a movie? I don't understand.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 8/29/2012 Reply  · 

So, speaking of Shorts, 'sup with all these Action Shorts you've been adding? What's the story on them?

Also, The Raid got bumped a few spots on you list. What up with that?

And do you really enjoy The Tree of Life? Like, really for real really?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 8/29/2012 Reply  · 

I thought about it some and decided that I'd try and add a few more shorts to my list, just to throw a few spanners in the works. Flickchart is mostly routine otherwise, and I've consequently been spending less and less time here.

I don't mind pomposity that much. It does irk me some when people try and defend movies/art by reading into things that aren't there. You know, like "Movie X is wonderful because of such and such profound metaphor" when no real metaphor exists. Mainly it irks me because the standard shield against criticism is some variation of "You just didn't get it." I would never penalize the movie itself by proxy/association, but those people irritate me. Of course if you genuinely enjoyed it, and clearly you did, it's all good. Plus your description is at least honest. It is just a standard family-unit tale wrapped in refracted spirituality. But that can work. Cathartic experiences in film are hard to come by and, IMO, even harder to justify. I tried defending Young Adult as a piece of cathartic brilliance over dinner once and all I got back was "You are damaged goods". I guess that's not entirely inaccurate, but ironic that this was the guy's retort when the movie itself is about "damaged goods". Anyway, that's my segue: It's a shame that you're in a bad place right. If you wanna vent, as I often do, be assured that I am the best at lending F words of support.

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/30/2012 Reply  · 

Subscribe to Conner Wood on Youtube for reviews and unboxings.

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Reelz

Reelz on 8/31/2012 Reply  · 

Finally caught up on The Raid and watched it twice in the same sitting. I couldn't get enough of it.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 9/3/2012 Reply  · 

Secret Rivals is a little plain, but all the Korean looking locations and rolling hills gives it a fairly unique atmosphere. And at least it has a plot (or something like a plot), unlike the sequel. Maybe 7/10 or so, I like it well enough.

And yeah, Hwang Jang Lee is one of the few guys I could "buy" as the old white haired villain because of his facial features.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/8/2012 Reply  · 

1083 on your chart is way too low for Street Fighter. I still distrust anyone that claims they don't enjoy this film. It's a goldmine of brilliant lines.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/11/2012 Reply  · 

I'm a fan of "badness", of course. I find it's easier to laugh at very poorly made schlock, than sit through truly tedious works. They had another short called The Favor, which is way, way, way worse. Sometimes idiocy makes me laugh and sometimes it makes me cringe, and it's usually tough to say why. Still, I'm sure if I re-rank it, it'll move down. Sometimes the flickchart match-ups just fall favourably for new additions. Let's re-rank... 1796. Yeah, that sounds about right.

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ismaelzinho

ismaelzinho on 9/19/2012 Reply  · 

ola tudo ola

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/21/2012 Reply  · 

Objectivity, you mean? Or alleged objectivity. Yeah, it's not an approach I can endorse. I think maybe we're all guilty of it a little, or maybe we all were when we first started rating films (explicitly on film sites or just in terms of conversations with friends). There was a time when I wouldn't rate films like Street Fighter highly. In my defence, I wasn't necessarily lying to myself, but I just didn't enjoy silliness as much back then. Now I embrace it, but that's at least partly because I've been able to break out of the whole bullshit objectivity paradigm. I know you once thanked KingOfPain for writing about this stuff on the site and sort of corroborating your own feelings about enjoyment.

I prefer Spidey 2 to The Wrestler also, by some margin. I don't care if some movie is supposedly important. I don't care if a movie was ground-breaking for its time (not much). I live in this time and that old movie with the crappy picture quality and silly, bloated dialogue doesn't entertain me.

Flickchart is cool is all good for all users though, no matter how they approach their picks. Too bad the charts no longer reflect that.

Safe House is very average. Nothing about it is imaginative or out of the box. Everything is by the numbers. But I'm a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds and I like Denzel too, so they kept me from being bored by its mediocrity.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/21/2012 Reply  · 

Wait, that second paragraph makes it seem like I'm bashing The Wrestler. I'm not. Just making a point about history and reputation. There should probably be a paragraph break in the middle there.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 9/25/2012 Reply  · 

Not necessarily. Well, sort of. I dunno. I may have mentioned that I got bored of flickchart some months ago. There was a little period where I all but completely curbed my commentary on the site and, as you know, I cluck and opine a whole lot. I regained interest when I started messing with the MA lists, but I took that as far as I could take it too.

My biggest problem with this site is the lack of decent discussion. Sometimes you go through the latest comments and read some inane, recycled bollocks. It's cool when you, KingofPain, PCNewOnes get involved, and recently UncleFok has been a great addition too. But PC left a long while ago, KoP isn't as comment heavy now either. Avenues for stimulation are being closed off, and there's just more crap to filter through.

I'm gonna be around on flickchart a whole lot while I try to manhandle this new list. I left my job a little while ago and I have a sexy amount of free time. The idea was to invest my time in a start-up that me and a friend have been wanting to run with for a long while. Also have a pretty bad injury on my left metatarsal which has completely suspended (maybe indefinitely) my sporting life, so this trivial flickchart project is a great way to bury my head in the sand, sublimate my rage and avoid doing anything fruitful out of sheer resentment towards the universe. Heh, well, something comical like that.

Anyway, once that list is crafted, I'll stick around for the good chatter (if you guys are still here), but my presence will be less obvious.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 9/26/2012 Reply  · 

That's the word on the grapevine - charts for TV, Music, Video Games. I'm not a big TV person and I only have a passing interest in music, so I'm not waiting with baited breath or anything. TV requires too long -term an investment and, besides a select few sitcoms, there's not much of anything that I'd be willing to visit and revisit on a regular basis. Music, too, is mostly just background noise now. The VG stuff could be interesting, but how many titles will any persons chart really have?

I know that both Nathan and Jeremy can't devote their full time to the site and that there's a lot of stuff they wanted to tweak here. I don't know what that all means for the other versions of the site. The music thing would probably get massive traffic though.

Anyway, I like the interface on this site. Would be nice to get notifications when people comment on threads you've taken part in. That's supposedly in the works.

The one thing I don't like is the lack of recommendations. The flickchart twitter banner supposedly boasts about personalised recommendations. It's hardly personalised though. It would be if the site had a function where it could look at your favourites/whole list and pair you up with other users that have similar tastes. I guess other sites do that stuff way better. That's another beef I have: people that give recommendations based on their tastes instead of your tastes. I mean, I promote 2 Fast 2 Furious, but I'm not seriously gonna recommend that to anyone.

Anything you'd like to see change around here?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 9/26/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, re the start-up...

Definitely going ahead with it. I'm just stalling - mainly because I know if it doesn't work out I'll be grindin' 9-5 till I'm old and dickless. Anyway, it's to do wth Education Services. The risk isn't that large and there's potential for growth, assuming our projections and figures were correct. There's competition, but it's sloppy in the part of London that we're targeting. It makes business sense for us though - my amigo's a teacher and my postgrad thesis was about Higher Education (and Globalisation) so we can sell ourselves at the very least.

I'm actually supposed to be designing the website and doing all the write-ups. Then there's all the registration/administration crap. Yawn. It's so much easier to waste time buying X-Men novels on Amazon, send dudes dirty texts while they're at work and chill and wait for my copy of Dead or Alive 5. Adult life. Pfft.

You know I never asked what you did/do. Studying? English/Writing maybe? Just basing it on what you said to that Alec kid.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Hello. (waves) We are friends so I figured we should at least have a conversation

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Well thank you very much. Have you seen all of them? I've only seen 7 of your top ten. : /

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

I love asian cinema. I've seen like 50 Japanese movies. Chinese martial arts is always, well usually enjoyable, and Korea has been amazing the past decade.
The Hunter is good. Like a lot of indie movies its a lil slow and has heavy subject matter. It's got a lot of things that I've never seen in film before. I recommend it.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 10/1/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah man. Looking forward to it. I'll probably get to it next week. Total Film called it this decade's The Matrix. Sounded dubious to me. What say you?

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/2/2012 Reply  · 

Just how great is Punch-Drunk Love? I've heard many mixed reactions about it.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

I've only seen one Anderson film and that was There Will Be Blood, which I was not a huge fan of. I do really like romantic films but only if they're realistic and don't rely on the stereotypical cliche that every romantic movie falls under now (boy meets girl bullshit). So if it doesn't fall under that then I'll probably enjoy it.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

And what I mean by the bullshit is the simple tale of two people falling in love with absolutely no problems, then something bad will happen, they'll have a falling out, and then will magically get back together somehow and get married.

Just to clarify, lol.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

Damn, the only one of those I've seen is The Host. I haven't seen very many to be honest. Only 8 I'm sad to say but nearly all of them have been enjoyable.
Ya know, I don't even know if they made movies before like 1998.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Had to chime in on some of your recent discussions. ^_^

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

It's the truth.

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Why the hell would I want others to chime in?

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Because rather than multiple people yelling at me for my brash opinions there would be just one. And they really should consider private messages for this site.

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

You should know.

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Just forget it, whatever 'it' was.

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

I'm not comfortable explaining my answers to either of those questions here.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

I really loved Punch-Drunk Love. Anderson's directing style was great and I definitely gotta check out some more of his films. I've always been interested in Magnolia.

It was great seeing Sandler act in a serious role again after Funny People. I personally think he's better suited for them. It just makes me wonder why he continues to star in these shitty comedies now.

Thanks for the recommendation.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Loads of money seems to be the most obvious answer. Jack and Jill had a budget of roughly 80 million dollars, which is half of Inception's budget...where did all that money go? To Adam Sandler's bank account, probably.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 10/7/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, every once in a while I get bored and change my top 10. Not so much the rest, because that's a hopeless mess and I don't have to see it much anyway, but anything in my top 100 or so basically means "really like".

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KingofPain

KingofPain on 10/12/2012 Reply  · 

Be aware that you are the #9 submitter of movies out of all the other users who submit movies. Which means that you submitted an a**load of movies. That tingly feeling you're experiencing is well-earned pride.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/12/2012 Reply  · 

Holy Shirt! Is that true? Congratulations Tory!

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/18/2012 Reply  · 

I finally got around to watching Magnolia and I gotta say that I was mesmerized by it from beginning to end. Anderson is starting to emerge as one of my favorite directors now just based off of this and P-DL. I'm able to find a good handful of his characters to be relatable. Thanks for the recommendation!

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/2/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, those comments were not coincidences man. I had the same type of self-pitying dialogue with King of Pain a year ago (on the Texas Chainsaw vs BloodRayne 3 thread). I just turned 25... on Halloween Wednesday.

You're coming up to 23, right? My 23rd was the last time I celebrated (At least it was the Best. Party. Ever).

Out of curiosity, how old did you think I was?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/6/2012 Reply  · 

So I take it you enjoyed I'll Sleep When I'm Dead? How about that ending? Coolest execution ever, right?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/10/2012 Reply  · 

Thought it was a pretty good film. Good characters, decent sense of pressure in the story and that great resolution of course. It's a little too heavy on the build-up for my absolute liking, and I did find it a bit slow at times. Still solid.

Oh man, I was really looking forward to Cloud Atlas. Admittedly, I know very little about the plot (I've been consciously avoiding specifics) and the length of it is daunting, but I'm always down to see the Wachowski's do their thing.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/12/2012 Reply  · 

Antichrist is a silly film, but von Trier ain't all bad. Dancer in the Dark is OK (even though it's "manipulative" and features an annoying woman who sees and hears the world in song and dance) and Dogville is a top class movie.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/14/2012 Reply  · 

That's tough. Lily Chou Chou can easily be dismissed as a slow, meandering, insufferable movie with little or no actual narrative. It's the sort of movie that I should/would generally despise, but didn't actually despise. I thought it was OK, though I certainly have no intentions or watching it again. Given that you are a patient movie fan that likes melancholy films, I would say yes, you will find things in it to be enjoyable. You might find it meditative and cathartic (depending on your high school experiences). Not sure how high it'll go on your list, somewhere around the middle/upper middle if I had to guess, but it really is one of those films that you have to vibe with and relate to emotionally.

Re the fraternity... I don't think you can have the latter without the former, really. You only get that genuine emotional attachment to people if they first made you happy in some way and if you enjoyed spending time with them. You don't get to that Stand By Me intimacy without first having fun with each other. This doesn't apply to family maybe, mainly because you'll always have that genetic bond and the familiarity and comfort that stems from constant proximity.

That's all sort of vague though. Personally, I'm pretty close with my brothers. We do have fun together, but as I've grown older my personality, perspectives and habits have diverged from theirs quite wildly. So, when I was younger I'd rather play Mortal Kombat (or whatever) with them - that was fun. Now, I'd rather go online and just compete. I guess I'd rather spend my time with my friends than my brothers, but they still come first emotionally.

With my close friends (the ones I went to High School with and still hang with) it's definitely both things. They keep me entertained AND we have that real, emotional, esprit de corps devotion going. Family still comes first, but we all know that family comes first so there's not a conflict like that.

The nostalgia associated with them is more a self-centered thing (maybe all nostalgia is..?), I suppose. Charlize Theron said it best (I know, I know it's the third time I've mentioned Young Adult in a conversation - I'm not trying to push the film on you, I swear) as Mavis: "They knew me when I was at my best." We became close back when I was a (pseudo)*superstar* in a superficial world (High School ftw) and I still get to feel that way with them around. I'm sure they know this and placate my broken pride even though they don't see me that way any longer. Whatever, it works for me.

There are a couple of old friends that I used to hang with a lot, but don'y anymore because they've become sort of grown up and boring.

With other friends (say, the guys from Uni), it was more a "make yourself happy" thing. Don't get me wrong, I'm loyal to anyone I consider a friend, I just don't bother spending much time with them now because I have better/more convenient alternatives. If they needed help I'd still have their backs, but I'm just not yearning for their company or some shit. I needed them in Uni to shoot pool with, and crack jokes. They had their uses, and I used to steal their notes too (I did interviews and tests for them in return, so there was reciprocity).

With most other people it's a "serve your purpose" sort of thing. I mean, I'm not a bastard to them or anything, but I might hang with one guy at work because he's the funniest there, or one guy at the gym because he shares the same routine as me.

I have a love/hate relationship with "people". I love having people around because I like to have a good time and I'm a whore for attention, but then I think things like "fuck, people are stupid". That's a mass "people" thing rather than an individual "person" thing. I tend not to fake complement or backbite (Young Buck told me "Say it to my face") individuals. Unless I have a Ferris Bueller motive for an individual (and it's rare that I'll want to deceive someone to satisfy some want - job interviews, getting laid etc etc)), I'll be perfectly honest with them. I'll big 'em up if they deserve it, but won't sugar coat things.

I guess I have a similar sort of filing system with dudes on the interwebz too. Like you and KoP would fall into the first bracket here. Fok's working himself up there too. Then there's people that amuse me and I like checking in on what they have/had to say (PCNewOnes was a really good commentator, Keelee von Cupcake had unique angles on films that I'm not familiar with). Then there's the people that sort of float around. Some I think are posers, some I think are genuine in their views, but their views are just mindless. Not many will actively irritate me, just the sanctimonious ones.

I guess that's me, with apologies for the length. Obviously I like talking about myself (to the point where I don't have off-limit "that's too personal" topics), but I've warned you about that before. =)

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 11/14/2012 Reply  · 

I definitely will at some point! The theatrical cut was good, but several things could have been changed. From what I've heard, the Final Cut cleans up many of the problems of the theatrical version and your endorsement gives me more reason to see it.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/15/2012 Reply  · 

I can't hate on that sort of self-promotion too much. I'm a notorious show-boater and I wouldn't wanna come across as a hypocrite. I do dislike Facebook though. I can abide the pictures where people flaunt something impressive, but too often in devolves into baseless pride. Like the homely chicks that take bad pictures of themselves every time they pass a mirror in a restaurant rest room. Or pictures of some pet. Or a picture of their dinner. You don't have to document every meaningless, mundane thing in your life.

Vinnie Paz posted the following on Faceboo (irony!)k: "There's too many people saying "Follow your dreams" and not enough saying "You're not talented."" Facebook people seem to have an inflated sense of self-worth.

I hate the idea of Facebook mainly. I'm in contact with people I need to be in contact with. I don't wanna be bothered by Needy McValidation from 8th Grade English. I didn't wanna be in contact with him back then. Yeah, it's a useful hub for discussion with internet people, but there are context specific forums for that anyway.

There are many other reasons I think people are generally stupid, but I don't know that this generation is any dumber than the previous ones. Maybe this generation has its flaws accentuated more because everything is so publicised. I used to think this generation is less moralising and self-righteous, but sometimes you notice a heavy streak of atavism in them.

Basically I just find people hugely irrational. It's not even that they choose to live as uber-emotional beings, but that they struggle to dissect things in a logical way. The reasoning skills of this species embarrasses me.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/16/2012 Reply  · 

Here you go. Public Comment No. 100 =)

"These people have absolutely nothing of value to say..."

Precisely! I can just about phase out the hollow small talk and jabber. What I don't like is the sentiment "everyone is entitled to their opinions". Not every ill-informed asshat should think his opinions matter.

Anime.
Won't bother recommending the "classics", you'll know all about them anyway. The Afro Samurais are good fun and have cool soundtracks (especially Combat by RZA). Trigun is comedic and quirky and popcornish (I've not seen the series, just the film). You seen Advent Children? Half a great movie there. Then there's also Sword of the Stranger and the Appleseeds, but both have their weaknesses. Sword of the Stranger is slow in parts, but has some decent action. With Appleseed (and its sequel), the CG may irritate you a bit, but I really liked the protagonist, Deunan.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/22/2012 Reply  · 

Was planning to go watch it with a few friends, before we went to see Breaking Dawn Pt 2, but people had "responsibilities". Eugh.

Don't hate Craig as much now. Or at all really. He's grown on me as an actor and I thought he was pretty likable in Defiance, Cowboys & Aliens, Renaissance and The Invasion. His Bond personality isn't the Bond personality I like (he's not charming), but I've warmed to him significantly since re-watching many old Bond films. To me he's playing a typical action star while Moore, Connery and Brosnan played smooth superstars with guns (I liked Dalton a lot too, but he bordered on stern). I discredited Craig for sort of ruining the idealised image of Bond that I held, but most of the older films are so crap that there's not much of a legacy to ruin.

Anyway, I shouldn't dislike a movie extra just because it fails to live up to my expectations or to the previous movies in its franchise.

Casino Royale still bugs the crap out of me for having a protagonist that's silly and lovesick while simultaneously trying to be gritty and edgy. Plus there's all that syrupy dialogue. Quantum is now actually 8th or so on my list of Bond films and places respectably on my overall list even though it has some really fucking bad action editing. It's an alright film and the Craig Bond character sort of transitions back towards typical Bond when he "let's go" of his pain right at the end. That gives me hope for Skyfall. I will see it, but I'll definitely wait for the bluray.

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 11/23/2012 Reply  · 

Hah, I don't think anyone was actually that mad or concerned, but it's a little silly some spambot drew so much attention, yeah.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 11/26/2012 Reply  · 

I'd be interested to hear your take on Catechism Cataclysm!

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deadfilmriver

deadfilmriver on 12/16/2012 Reply  · 

"ToryK is excited to be your friend!"

I like friends!

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deadfilmriver

deadfilmriver on 12/18/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I did. This website frustrates me and I give it the reboot from time to time. Maybe this will be the last time! Or maybe I'll just give up again one day. :P

I probably have OCD or something.

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deadfilmriver

deadfilmriver on 12/19/2012 Reply  · 

Probably!

Every time I want to watch a movie, the power goes out / no one else wants to see it / the neighbors are loud. The Film God is conspiring against me!

Or I have too many excuses.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/22/2012 Reply  · 

I see you recently watched Killing Them Softly. What did you think of it? Dominik is one of my favorite directors.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/22/2012 Reply  · 

Have you seen Reign of Assassins? I just saw it and thought it was pretty good. Michelle Yeoh is great, and it has some weird reveals towards the end. Some great sword fights also.

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Reelz

Reelz on 12/29/2012 Reply  · 

Hey man. What did you think of Killer Joe? I've been interested in it ever since it came across my radar a few months back. Is it worth checking out?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 12/31/2012 Reply  · 

Simple, but thudding. Well enough timed. MMA/grappling/locking is definitely the way to go if you want actors performing MA rather than martial artists acting. Fassbender took it well even if his job was pretty straight forward.

I'm a Gina Carano fan so it was nice to see her do her thing. A little bit of Muay Thai, a guillotine, a triangle a brief slice of ground and pound and a bullet in the brain for dessert. No complaints.

So Django was good? How was my boy Leo?

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Reelz

Reelz on 12/31/2012 Reply  · 

I love dark humor. It sorta sounds like 'Joe' has the same type of humor as Natural Born Killers. (I'm not sure if I'm right on that or not). I'll definitely have to check it out though. It sounds awesome. Thanks!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Great to see Raging Bull in another person's top ten. That is just a pitch perfect sports movie from top to bottom. Arguably De Niro's best performance.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Awesome. I'm glad you liked Haywire. I think the reason I enjoyed it so much is because I'm not used to the whole fighting genre just yet, so it was a breath of fresh air for me. I personally thought that Carano kicked a ton of ass and the rest of the casting was pretty damn great; Fassbender is pretty much perfect in everything that he does. The ending is a bit of a mixed bag but aside from that, I also had fun watching it.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

I haven't seen Hunger, but I've heard that it's one of Fassbender's better films. I did see one of his other films called 'Shame' a few months back. It was well known from last year I believe and Fassbender plays a sex addict in it. It's incredibly realistic and is a damn fine movie. It's also directed by the guy who did Hunger.

A Better Tomorrow was awesome. It's not quite as high on my chart as Hard Boiled, but I found it to be pretty damn entertaining. I was able to find it and its sequels on YouTube and when I get around to it, I plan on watching both of the sequels. It sucks that Woo didn't direct the third installment though. But just as long as Chow Yun-fat is in it, then I'll still watch it. He always makes a great protagonist.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Have you ever watched the Robogeisha trailer on YouTube? The narrator needs to do more work! ;)

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

I was in tears watching it. Fried shrimp! handicap gun!

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Geisha Transform!

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

I've never asked before, but what makes Trainspotting your most favorite film ever?

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/11/2013 Reply  · 

Birdemic is the greatest film ever made. There's no denying its brilliance.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

Way of the Gun?

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

When those fantastically made CGI birds flew onto the screen, I was in tears from laughing so hard. Birdemic and Troll 2 are my favorite 'so bad it's good' movies. They're funnier than most comedy movies out there.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

It's alright. I liked Benicio Del Toro. Thought he was pretty funny nearer the beginning of the film and the gun-play nearer the end was pretty decent. Juliette Lewis irritates me though and everything other than the incidentals has been wiped from my brain.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

What's this one? Looks kinda cyber-punk/Blade Runner-ish.

Watched The Killer btw. Not feelin' it.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/18/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I was rolling my eyes from the get go, what with all the singing and piano-playing nonsense.

The final shootout in the church was OK. It's chaotic and energetic enough to be entertaining. I think it might be too chaotic though. Feels messy rather than stylised. They sort of jerk the guns around in an almost spray and pray type of way. I wanted to see more creative flourishes, like when he shoots a guy in the knees to bring him to the ground and finishes him off with one in the chest. More beautiful headshots and shit, you know. Like Doc Holliday shooting from the hip or something.

I've ordered a copy of Hard Boiled though, so hopefully that'll be more of what I want.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/19/2013 Reply  · 

So I think you'll probably enjoy The Last Stand just as long as you don't go into it expecting it to turn out like another Citizen Kane or anything. It's entertaining and mindless action. Arnie kicks ass, a great majority of the secondary cast kicks ass (especially Guzman and Stormare), and it's pretty damn bloody. I thought it was a pretty great first American outing for Kim Ji-woon and a fresh return for Arnie; his one-liners are still great.

So as a word of caution (since I think the critics went into the film the wrong way), just go into the movie thinking that it's mindless action with no story; you'll have a much greater time that way.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/19/2013 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, and to add on to that, it takes a bit to get into the action too. The real great shootouts aren't towards the last half hour, but there are a few really cool action scenes scattered throughout the first hour. Remember dat too!

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

I wish I knew how to quit you, Jackie.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

Wheels on Meals! Benny decks him but good. Woot. Woot.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

So you add movies in chunks, huh? Do you watch them in a glut or just prefer to add them in blocks/rushes?

Also, didn't like Dredd? Action too unimaginative?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

I was just wondering what your thoughts on the movie Fresh are?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

Yupyup. I liked the feel of the film, y'know? Sort of a cold no-nosense groove to it all. No bullshit in the story either... no extraneous romance, not much easy-access humanity. Dude don't even whip his mask off. Also love the look of the film - that slick, digital look that reminds you of a video game. The whole film reminds me of a video game in that The Raid, Game of Death, crawling-up-a-single-building-offing-bad-guys kind of way.

Actually, I think I'm repeating myself. I must've said this on the Total Recall-Dredd thread.

(The fact that I have Taylor Swift playing in the background mightmaybeslightlyjust detract from the maleness of my comment.)

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

Why am listening to Swift? I dunno man, I need help. HEEEEELP ME TORY! No, a couple of her songs have somehow become anthems for my inner circle. Catchy shit. It'll pass in time as my immune system begins to kick in.

And I hear what you're saying about Dredd.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/1/2013 Reply  · 

"I won't be catching the third one. Found out that the director molested a kid..."

Interesting. So where do you stand on Polanski's films and MJ's music? Boycott? Although I guess both of those cases are a little more complicated that Salva's (who served only 15 months apparently...???)

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/1/2013 Reply  · 

Great points you brought up, it is good to know someone on this site who also likes this movie.

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Nah. When I just comment single words on match ups, I'm actually mocking one person on this site that has to comment on every single match up that comes up when they rank a movie. I believe that they're trying to reach the top themselves by ridiculously commenting like this.

But I often realize that when I do do this mockery, that I'm actually hypocritical in that I am not trying to climb to the top while doing this while I am slowly but surely climbing to the top while doing this.

Yeah, it may not make much sense. I oughta stop commenting like that because it makes me look a douchebag as well.

Aside from the 'comment on every match up' comments, all of my other comments are actual comments, or at least I make them out to be. If I go into a match up that sounds interesting and I don't have anything to say, I don't say anything. When I first came onto the site, I noticed that I used to type just one worded comments because I couldn't think of anything meaningful or funny to say. All of this made me look like an uneducated high schooler (which I was). College was taught me stuff, man.

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

It has taught me to put 'was' instead of 'has'. Kinda defeats the whole purpose of that sentence. Oh well.

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I love college. I hated high school because it just felt like one long redundant process. It also felt like the school system is just pumping out kids like an assembly line. College gives me more freedom to do what I want.

I actually begin my second semester tomorrow. I'm still not fully sure what I want to get into just yet though. This semester I'm taking a Creative Writing class and a Film class that will hopefully spark an interest for something somewhere in my brain. I'm leaning more towards something in writing though.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Bruh, if I had a dollar for every time I heard this, and if the sticker price of a single bullet was a single dollar, and if I lived in a country where the dollar was the accepted currency... yeah... well... then fewer people would abase us all with the unholy utterances. Blasphemer. BLASPHEMER!

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

these* unholy utterances*

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Referring to "hated high school..."

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I'm just hoping that the Film class isn't full of those douchey people that think that they're better than everybody because of their films tastes. Oh well. I guess I'll have to wait and see.

I'm going to take complete advantage of it, don't you worry. Thanks for the tip!

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I wish college counselors gave the same advice...

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Fair enough. I'm gonna grill you on this a little though, not because I have a moral objection, but because I find it interesting to see how people form and calibrate their own code of ethics.

Would you draw the line at black and white paedophilia? Or statutory rape à la R Kelly? Or murder? How about adultery/infidelity, à la everyone that has options? Racism, à la Mel Gibson (sort of)? Tax evasion à la Snipes? Theft (WINona)? What happens when they've done their time and "paid their debt to society"?

Also, why do you boycott their work? Is it because the work is unenjoyable simply by virtue of the association? Is it a principled protest sort of thing? Or is it more "I won't support this artist with my money"?

Finally, man, how do you go to film school and not have at least one Polanski film thrown at you? I mean, you're not missing much, but I would've thought he'd be a *modern* staple on the syllabus. (But I've never been to film classes that were about film.)

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Nope, any recommendations?
Actually, I did see a recent movie of To's, Vengeance. I'd say it's more silly than good. I kinda liked it, but it's an odd one, even for me.

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

My first day in Film class yesterday was pretty damn awesome. It's definitely my most favorite class that I'm taking this semester.

I see what you're talking about in how it's great being in the same room with a majority of people that enjoy the same thing that you do. There was one guy that was sitting next to me that said he wanted to use the class as a time to sleep though. I felt like slapping him. Then there was another dude who kept asking the teacher questions about piracy and how he wanted to record his class and talk about it in a podcast or turn it into an app. I guess he was high or something.

Anyways, the list of films that we're going to be shown (Punch Drunk-Love is included!) all sound pretty great. We watched Sullivan's Travels yesterday and since the room is set up like a movie theater, it made for a fantastic experience.

Oh, and the professor told us that he's going to ruin our movie watching experience forever because we'll look for things in movies that we've never noticed before. I'm looking forward to it.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 3/9/2013 Reply  · 

It's all good.

Let me ask you this directly: Are you going back to school? You previously said you were planning to, but you sound less assured now. Just had enough? (Kinda curious because I wanna go back myself, quite desperately, but it's not the rational move.)

Also, not to sound parental, but why study film anyway? Don't get me wrong, I understand it's entertaining and all (well I assume so - I've never been to film classes per se, just some philosophy classes where the prof used films extensively and, well, I wasn't actually enrolled on that course either so...), but most people wanna use their certificate as labour market access and not much else. Did you wanna go into directing/tech/screen-writing?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Hey ToryK, I see you've got Chungking Express very high on your chart. I just seen it recently, and loved it. I was just wondering how similar is Fallen Angels to CE, does it have the same kind of visual style and energy CE has? I hear it's sorta sequel, and just wanted to know if it's similar, or a departure, from the things I love CE for?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Question: Hating school just down to the pompous ass-hats that you call colleagues? Or have you always hated school? Like, from K-12 also?

I don't know you or your situation well enough to comment, but I've heard the "I'm not sure if I'm going back" thing before. Usually people just wait around being unsure for so long that they feel they've wasted too much time to bother going back. For whatever reason, the longer the gap the less likely, it seems to me, people are to go back. Maybe some people know that very well and just wait around until the decision that they've always wanted to make becomes more justifiable. Not necessarily you, just a general observation. I hope that's not as trite as saying "Tis better to regret the things you've done than the things you've not."

I've never seen Grindhouse, but is it not shorter than the two halves combined? There's extra footage in the stand-alone films, right? But minus the fake trailers, or something.

I wouldn't keep both versions (if I was decluttering), so it's really about whether you enjoy the streamlined versions of the two films more or less than the "complete footage." Whether or not they were "meant" to be seen together wouldn't matter to me. I'd just go with the one I enjoyed more. Without having seen the whole, I'd hazard a guess that I would actually elect to keep the halves. Unless the DVD of Grindhouse contains all of the footage. In that case I'd nix the halves.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Sounds good, I'll pick it up then, thanks!

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 3/18/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not familiar with the examining structure of American Universities. For instance, as an undergrad in London I had three years worth of courses. Each year would have 8 modules and each module would be marked through some mixture of exams and coursework/papers/presentations. Usually the module would be 75% exam and 25% essay/project. The final year usually counts for 60%-75%, the second 25%=30% and the first would be worth the remainder (usually 10%, but sometimes it doesn't count towards the overall grade). This is how it works for a BSc and BA, but BEng and BPhil courses might vary slightly.

Post-grad was another year, again with 8 modules equally weighted to be worth 75% of the grade and the thesis wrapped up the remainder.

We don't have majors or minors really, just a selection of modules per year that fall under the purview of whatever overall course you're studying (so you wouldn't be able to pick a Physics course is you're studying Economics... except for the mathematical methods stuff I guess).

Is that generally how it works in the States? Is that how it works for your course? I've always thought majors and minors are less restrictive in terms of curricula, but I'm not clear on exactly how they work.

Also, what are there attendance requirements? It varies by institution here, but usually you can miss all the lectures and attend seminars at the lecturer's discretion. Or just get someone ti sign you in. The only time absenteeism might matter is if there are weekly assignments that count towards the modular grade, or if a minimum attendance record is needed for exam entry/enrollment.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Alright, time to switch things up in this bitch. I just watched a shitload of what they like to call in the 'hood, "classics". It was kind of an experiment. I was on my way to 2000 and I didn't want to watch any "time-wasters", just the good shit (The Graduate, '67 - a fine wine). My little game worked and it helped in remembering why I dug these moving pictures so much in the first place. Personal issues are probably gonna keep me away from the site even more than I have been lately, but I don't plan on wasting my time with any more stinkers from here on out, so it's all good.

So, yeah, to summarize - no more time-wasters, faith restored, less time here, good times.

Fun site, this one.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, from the interview, but not Longstreet. I'm not big on all of his philosophising, like some of the Krishnamurthi crap, but I love this adapt to survive, know when to act shit.

This one takes it though:

"You think a fight is one blow? One kick? Until you can put combinations together without even thinking, until you learn how to keep moving, and to endure, hire a bodyguard or lead a less aggressive life."

Gold. Fucking gold.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Kudos on breaking free from the site. (And a gentle middle finger to anyone who dislikes Waking Life, mwahahaha.)

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 4/18/2013 Reply  · 

People on this site, like people in general, are dumbasses with nothing valuable or entertaining to say. Just a series on entry level commentators with no style, no personality and no fucking insight. Sometimes I feel like I’m final-bossing with people that are caught up in a training stage panic. If I was in any way discriminating with these "friend requests" there'd probably only be six or seven dudes in the history of this site that'd be on my list. We've discussed this before, but I don't mind repeating myself here. Hell, I feel like I'm getting boring, and if I'm getting boring everyone else can go fuck themselves.

Bruce's death did as much for the game as his life. I don't do much of that idolatry shit, but his shortness of life helped me immortalize him, so to speak. Helped the rest of the world too. Sometimes it’s favorable to have that unobtainable goal; Bruce’s GOAT status is like a propulsion system for the genre, for martial arts AND for individual people. Look at Jackie’s career even… dude’s desperation to run away from the Dragon prototype is what made him the beast he is/was. If Bruce didn’t kick the door in JC would still be on the outside. If Bruce didn’t kick the bucket JC would still be a bystander (or HK’s ballsiest stuntman that risked his life in anonymity).Whether you were inspired by him or you wanna show you’re different, if you’re about MA or MA movies, you’re about Bruce. C’mon, he’s Bruce. Dat’s dat singularity that kicked off the chain reaction.

Old movies suck. There are a few gems and some nostalgic faves, but no. No. Slow. Stale. Uneventful. Dead. 80s brought the cheese and the 90s is where I live, but I’d rather watch a bigger, more happening, speedier update of shit that may have been original once upon a time.

Weed and Waking Life make good partners, but it all really depends on how you approach the film. I like philosophy, but I don't really give a fuck about the so-called depth of it. Mostly there's no depth for me, it's just sexy talk, brain exercises and flash. I philosophize just to fuck with people, so I like treating Waking Life like an inside joke. That's not the intent of the movie, but that shit doesn't matter to me as a viewer. The philosopher’s vernacular is like a blowjob for the ears… and the tongue is damn good.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Guess I lied about watching fewer movies. I can't help myself...

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ToryK

ToryK on 5/15/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, so...I've kind of given up on TV. Been strictly watching movies when I'm at home instead of TV shows. So, yeah, reiterating here - I was wrong about watching fewer movies. I've been watching much, much more. At this rate, I'll probably hit 3000 within a year. Ridiculous.

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JeffHammer

JeffHammer on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

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

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

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

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

Outside of our common appreciation for MA choreography we're not really all that simpatico on movies, but even then I gotta ask: What up with your The Graduate love?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

And you really dug Spooky, huh? I don't remember it being all that great. Do I need to rewatch?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

Firstly, Michael Jai White - needs no explanation. Secondly, the humour in it - lines like "it's about emotional content, not anger" [pause in a waitwut? way] and "if you get the chance to tap, you should tap." Thirdly, it's set in and around school/college. Fourthly, it has that fraternity thing going on, but in a friends and rivals way. Fifthly, it's categorically not about the underdog. I contrasted it with the original NBD and Warrior and I stand by that; I'm not pro underdog. Man, fuck the underdog. You know I've got that Vegeta complex thing (I was born better!!! Why must I lose to you/!!!! Rawr RAWR!), so when Beatdown embraces the guys that had a history of MA (the boxer and the grappler) I got wood. Sixthly (or five-point-fifthly, fifth-point-fively...I dunno) it vilifies the asocial kid. This ain't no story about the awkward, bullied, asocial kid gaining inner confidence through MA. Fuck that noise and fuck Daniel-san. Seventhly, the sensei wasn't preaching about honour and righteousness. Eightly(?), fuck tha po-lice. Ninthly, the girls were fit. Tenthly, the boxer finds his value in the dating market increase suddenly and consequently tells his girl to piss off. Through a text. With no sap. And then, despite a few jabs, proceeds to not give a fuck the that grappler begins dating his ex. One guy goes Charlie Sheen, one guy goes monogamous, no-one gets judgmental. Gold.

The action is so-so, I guess, but the film works well as a unit.

My bad for not formatting properly. It's a busy body of text, I know, but I couldn't be fucked to tidy it up.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

And I look forward to your assessment of my assessment.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

"I HAVE to argue sometimes. It's not a good quality, but it's one I've noticed I possess."

That's a pretty normal quality. People pleasers vex me, but the idea of arguing, excluding that nagging bulshit that some people indulge in, is what drives the species. It's, like, thesis...antithesis...synthesis.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

Your comment to Caesar on the Blade Runner v.s. Batman and Robin discussion was funny. And I love your top picks. TAXI DRIVER!!!

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

Aha! An expansive question!

Movies? Mostly just the recent blockbusters and other 2013ers. Last Stand and Die Hard 5 were kinda blah, but likable as familiar friends. Warm Bodies is pretty shit until the second half where it becomes watchable. Movie 43 is all kinds of gross-out retardation - my kind of thing. Watched Hansel & Gretel and I'm happy to report that I'm still in lust with Ms Arterton. Caught a Korean flick called Guns N Talks which turned out to be interesting, if a little slow. Some real cool moments in it. Oh, and Oblivion was pretty shit. Ditto with Iron Fists.

Coming close to transferring all of my list over too. Thank fuck.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

Doing? Same shit different day, basically. Spent most of my moolah on the government's highway robbery schemes. Road Tax, MOT, Insurance, repairs... fuck it to hell, ya know? Spent the rest on the undying quest for quim. Trying to reorganise outgoings so I have enough in the bank. You know how it is, all that despicable grown up shit. Broke and broken, right?

Started reading again because I've recently been wanting to write. Always wanted to bang out a novel, but been feeling screenplay shit recently. Would prefer the long format narratives (a novel would let me cut loose and go long), but do have some genuine ideas for screenplays. One in particular is, as far as I know, completely original. It's a satirical sex/social comedy with no *good* characters, the plot is new stuff (no, seriously). I want to pen it for me, not because I expect anything to come of it (wouldn't even try to peddle it, really). I know my writing is unique (which is neither a good nor a bad thing), but I'd like to see what'll become of my mind if I adhere to a standardised format and write as if it mattered. Spoke to King of Pain about it a while back and he says I need to reign in my wordplay madness. Be sort of nice to be able to say "I did that."

Be good to get your feedback on it too, being a film student and all. I've never had any formal training in either writing or film, but I guess you would've experimented with screenplays a fair bit. How d'you feel about the process? Got a golden bit of Tory you're dying to jot down?

And what's up with you? Doings and movies?

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sleeper

sleeper on 6/6/2013 Reply  · 

hey there check out the karate kid remake and the spy next door is good and funny also

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sleeper

sleeper on 6/6/2013 Reply  · 

hey there check out the karate kid remake and the spy next door is good and funny also

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

wha

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julinona

julinona on 6/26/2013 Reply  · 

Can I ask you why do you love Trainspotting so much? I saw it like 2 months ago and I thought it was a very good film and very entertaining but I couldn't imagine anyone having it as their #1. Also dude I love the rest of your top 10, except for Hard Boiled, 28 Days Later which I havent seen and Pulp Fiction which I think is overrated. Also dude I love the Legend of the Drunken Master. Probably my favorite Jackie Chan film along with Snake on the Eagle's Shadow. If you allow a film reccomendation, from what I can see, it would be Chinatown. I disliked that film on the first viewing, but on the second viewing, it went right in my top 20 without a hesitation. It is such a gorgeous film with a great story with some unpredictable twists and turns. It also has one of my favorite soundtracks ever.

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 8/13/2013 Reply  · 

Just saw your Highlander: The Source comment. I have no idea what $13 million was wasted on! I sometimes wonder if I could have made a better film with that kind of funding! I'm sure many amateur film makers could have given it a better shot.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 9/27/2013 Reply  · 

I found a comment you wrote about never wanting to see a Roman Polanski film and I'm with you wholeheartedly on that one. I vowed to never watch his films.

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Reelz

Reelz on 11/7/2013 Reply  · 

Berandal!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/4/2014 Reply  · 

Thank's for accepting my friend request,any thought's on my top 10?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

The Raid 2? Hell yeah! Motherfuckin' baseball bat has me amped.

Don Jon was pretty good. I worried that it'd end in that typical Hollywood way, with a floaty, perfect fit ending, but I thought the conclusion was a compromise I could accept.

Yeah, I did put pen to pad for the briefest of seconds...until life and love distracted me...which now makes it hard to tap into my patented brand of cynicism. *Mature* people can't create good art, man. Those juices are dryin' the fuck up.

Anyway, I noticed some serrriuz movement in your chart. The fuck happened with Hard Boiled and Trainspotting? And seems like you took a real shine to Linklater's Before trilogy.

I only post rarely now but 'tis good to have you back.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/28/2014 Reply  · 

Speakin' of hookin' you, looks like Little Miss Sunshine hooked you, gutted you and then some. Did not see that comin', man.

I guess I've never really needed to rearrange my Top 3, but outside of that, yeah, I can see where you're coming from. Always room for movement.

And yup, me. She has my nuts in a vice, dude. I'm in alien territory. I know... "C'est imposdible!"

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/12/2014 Reply  · 

Aw, mate. She didn't really *do* anything. Just got floored, man. Just got the fuck floored. Fucking terrifying, let me tell you.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 3/15/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, everyone I know seems to find it amusing. Why is that? But she made me feel things. Feeling things is wrong and primitive and scary and junk and stuff.

What's new with you?

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 3/17/2014 Reply  · 

Congrats on the promotion, man.

Les Mis is garbage. I only watched in because of Jackman. Some tolerable moments, but it drags like a three-legged moose.

Ides of March is my kinda thing - all bluster and dialogue. Plus I love all the political theater that the USofA has to offer.

Wolf of Wall Street is good, but disappointingly overrated. Like others have said, it kinda feels like a tame Goodfellas. It's fucked up like Goodfellas, but it's missing that malevolent atmosphere.

Justice League is the fucking shiznit. Even Superman was badass in that film, and if Superman is badass in a film, you KNOW Batman is gonna be BAWS.

Yeah, I'm really getting into the StuntPeople. Need to try and get a hold of their feature length stuff.

All in all I've not been watching that much. Any fast paced recommendations would be welcome.

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GoodFather

GoodFather on 4/8/2014 Reply  · 

Badass new profile image.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

I agree with GoodFather. Awesome profile picture!

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Reelz

Reelz on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

I really think you're gonna dig "The Raid 2".

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/13/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, Tory.

School has been tolerable, at least for the most part. I'm trying to get my GE courses finished all while trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with my future. I don't want to rush things and end up falling into a career I'll hate, but I also don't want to be attending college for the rest of my life, so my whole dilemma is just a tad bit frightening.

What about you, are you still going to college?

More recently I've been revisiting a lot of old favorites or "fun" movies. The only movie I'm really looking forward to this year (so far) is just "Godzilla". It was my most hyped up film behind "The Raid 2".

Speaking of "The Raid 2", what a lovely film that was. Usually, films that I put into my top ten fall out of place after about a week or so because they lose their "charm" (if you will) with me. "The Raid 2" is still *checks* number 7 and is going strong. The film was basically the definition of everything I've been looking for in an action movie: a great story, fantastic characters, and insane action sequences. The first time I saw it in the theaters (by myself), I left the theater and the action withdrawals started kicking in. I immediately went back the following weekend and saw it with two friends of mine and they felt the same way.

There were just so many great things about that film and I'm having difficulty finding flaws in it. I really dug the pacing as I felt it set up the action scenes and it made them more entertaining. I dug the characters (especially Hammer Girl). I especially dug the fight scenes and the fight between Rama and the Assassin was just something else entirely and was STILL breathtaking on the second time through. Truly fantastic stuff all around.

Well, enough of my opinion about it, what did you think of it? Oh, and have you seen anything else of interest lately?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/21/2014 Reply  · 

Now I got one question now I really like your list but my question is that I never got why Trainspotting was so great I personally thought it was really overrated I think it's really boring and nothing really to it now I'm not judging you at all about your list but I'm just curious why it's so great

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/22/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for taking that a bit to far man I was kind of I guess you can say pushy sorry

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/22/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks a bunch man I would like to ask are your a big Raid fan seeing that picture of yours I would say The Raid is probably my favorite foreign film sucks that I wasn't able to see the second one in the theater

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Reelz

Reelz on 5/25/2014 Reply  · 

I see you've had a little change of heart in your top ten, huh? I'm surprised that my top three has stayed intact for over a year now, but I'm sure that'll change soon; it's what I dig about this site.

I had been meaning to see "Budapest Hotel" when it was in theaters, but I never got around to it. The only other Wes Anderson film I've seen is "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and I really liked it, so I'm assuming "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will be enjoyable to me as well.

"The Winter Soldier" was great. I enjoy it and the first "Captain America" the most over the other Marvel films because I like that they're set against a WWII background and it makes them feel a lot more realistic to me.

The only Jarmusch film I've seen is "Dead Man" and I adore it. "Night on Earth" sounds like my cup of tea, especially because the premise behind it seems so fascinating. I'll have to check it out soon.

Another film I just watched last night was "The Vanishing" (the original). What a hell of a fuckin' film that was.

Anyway, "The Raid 2" finally has a DVD/Blu-Ray release date:
http://www.amazon.com/Raid-2-Iko-Uwais/dp/B00J5LXST0/ref=sr_1_14?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1400474072&sr=1-14&keywords=the+raid+2

I'm only counting down the days now until I can buy it and watch it on a continuous loop for the rest of my life.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/10/2014 Reply  · 

I'm finished.

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ToryK

ToryK on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

Or maybe not, I don't fucking know. Let the OCD continue!

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ToryK

ToryK on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, I definitely sense a shift in the list coming. Maybe it's life experience and change in taste. Or maybe it's the meds...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/16/2014 Reply  · 

Did you like Double Indemnity?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 7/29/2014 Reply  · 

Did you see my last comment on the Snowpiercer vs. Apes matchup? Just wondering.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, what's your profile pic?

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Reelz

Reelz on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Here you go (I think you might dig these):

http://twitchfilm.com/2014/09/watch-a-fistful-of-deleted-scenes-from-the-raid-2.html

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

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

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hartschaotica

hartschaotica on 10/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hey! Thanks for the add. You have good tastes!

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

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

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hartschaotica

hartschaotica on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

Haha. Thank you, I usually can't do "normal" stuff. And I absolutely love horror and surrealism. Gilliam and Crohenberg are some of my favorite directors of all time! I also love David Lynch and Luis Bunuel.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

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

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

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

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

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 11/4/2014 Reply  · 

Superhero movies tend to end up higher on my list than most follks' to begin with. I tend to find them enjoyable even when the flaws are apparent.

ASMII has a friendly sort charm to it, probably because of the cast. Emma Stone is obviously untouchably lovable and and Andrew Garfield is kinda cool in that kid-in-middle-of-the-class sorta way. Easy to overlook, because he's not all pomp and bluster, but Garfield's got an understated charisma about his person. Foxx... well he was just moronic... in a funny way.

Yeah, some of the story is a little sloppy, but it ticks enough boxes for me and I love the look of the film. And honestly, Gwen's death scene is one of my favourite scenes maybe ever.

How you been though, man? What's been good in your movie world lately?

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BabouShka

BabouShka on 11/21/2014 Reply  · 

Hello, thanks for the request :)
Nice to see Chungking Express in your top 10, it doesn't seem to happen that often. I love Wong Kar-Wai.

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BabouShka

BabouShka on 12/13/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, i love everything I've seen by Wong KAr-Wai. I haven't seen fallen angels but gonna fix that soon thanks to you :)
My favorites would be Days of Being Wild and in the mood for love. He has such a nice visual style.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 1/30/2015 Reply  · 

Yo, yo, yo. What's happening on the ToryK front? Been a long time (long time, long time... shouldn't have left... without... dope rhyme to step to... step to). OK, I stop now.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/20/2015 Reply  · 

Hey Tory, this is very late, but I just noticed that you posted in the Rope vs. Shawshank Redemption matchup and you picked Rope just as I did! Are you a big Rope fan as well?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

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

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jakesnake21

jakesnake21 on 6/30/2015 Reply  · 

thanks man .

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MikkelHH

MikkelHH on 7/22/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request.
That's not a bad top 10 list you have there.

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 2/27/2016 Reply  · 

Saying that, I quite enjoyed Crouching Tiger Deux. Much more fantastical and certainly less melancholy than the original, but it's a gorgeous film to behold. The Fu's alright in spite of the wirework. But, yeah, just a pretty film with an Eastern superhero vibe.

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ToryK

ToryK on Aug 21 Reply  · 

The top 10 (well, really, the whole chart) is a mess right now. I haven’t been on much lately and I’ve recently turned 30, so there’s bound to be some changes in taste and shake-ups. Should be fun. ??

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