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aquascape

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aquascape's Favorite Movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Empire Strikes Back Saving Private Ryan Seven Samurai Raiders of the Lost Ark Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Back to the Future Ghostbusters 2001: A Space Odyssey Jurassic Park

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Comments (44)

 
Reelz

Reelz on 7/18/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks! Your top 10 is great too. I love Seven Samurai. It has a very special place in my chart and my heart now. Oh yeah, Prometheus was great. I think I overhyped it a bit when it was released, as it has now fallen in the 70's, but I still enjoyed it despite all the plot holes and whatnot. It still wasn't as great as Aliens or Alien though.

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Caesar

Caesar on 7/18/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks, you have an excellent top 10 too. I haven't seen Seven Samurai yet, but I did watch Yojimbo for the first time recently. It was a very cool movie. :)

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aquascape

aquascape on 7/20/2012 Reply  · 

You should watch Hidden Fortress too, it has some connections with Star Wars, like the fact that the two peasants from Hidden Fortress resemble R2-D2 and C-3PO and their point of view of the story.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/14/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah man, I'm doing a James Bond Marathon or as I like to call it a Bondathon :). A lot of fun so far, also considering that before I started this I had never seen a Bond movie the whole way through. After seeing the Skyfall trailer (which is a fantastic trailer), I figured: why not watch all Bond movies in advance before I see Skyfall? So that's what I'm doing, and I'm almost half-way done.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/26/2012 Reply  · 

Ah, you've seen Skyfall! Did you like it (as far as Bond movies go)?

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/28/2012 Reply  · 

I really didn't care for it all that much actually, especially when in comparison to the original. The lead actress is obnoxious, characters do stupid things, and there was no suspense. The zombie parts were cool and all, so if you're okay for seeing it for just that alone, then you'll be fine. Just know that it is in no way as great as the original.

After doing some research on your chart, I've noticed that you haven't seen any of the Friday the 13th sequels. They're great gory fun. Stupid, but fun. I believe that AMC is showing the lot of them, so if you have that channel, then you might find some luck with them. Or if you're able to find them somewhere on the internet, then I suppose that's fine too. If I had to recommend any of the sequels, I would recommend Parts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. Skip Jason X. It's a hunking pile of you-know-what. The Friday the 13th sequels are far better than the Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween ones. I hope you have some luck with them.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

How was R.I.P.D?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

The World's End is not just good; it's amazing. It's better than Shaun of the Dead, and I really, really like Shaun of the Dead. It's got a grand energy to it, and a script so sharp I can shave with it. Remember that fantastic foreshadowing scene in Shaun? World's End is FULL of great moments like that. All of the characters are great, the jokes are great, and you get suprisingly emotionally connected to all of these people. Edgar Wright is amazing as director, cinematography is fantastic, I love it all.

And the Cornetto joke, well, I won't dare spoil it. But all I can say is: Wow. It was perfect.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

Not really sprucing up for it, more just getting around to stuff I missed. I love Woody Allen, but I haven't seen the majority of his films. I've seen a few big ones: Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, etc., but I always felt they're ones I've been missing (Manhattan, Zelig, etc.) So I went out and bought a 20-film collection which I've been starting to binge watch over the past few days! I am really excited for Blues Jasmine, though. Louis C.K. with Woody Allen dialogue? Sign my ass up!

But after looking at YOUR list, you don't seem to care for Woody all that much. Is this an accurate assumption, or does the site' percentage system mislead your list as much as mine does?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/25/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, cool. You watched the masterpiece of cinema that is Half-Baked. All in all, what did you think? I thought it was a piece a' shit.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/27/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, if you're looking for good comedies, why not check out The World's End with Simon Pegg in cinemas nooooow!
*gleefully pockets money from Edgar Wright representative*

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/28/2013 Reply  · 

Where are you from, if you don't mind my asking?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/29/2013 Reply  · 

I'm from Ireland, actually, but I still get most of the UK releases at the same time, as it's only a half-hour ferry ride for a boat-full of film prints.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/6/2013 Reply  · 

How awesome your favorite movie of all time is the same as mine. Your 2nd favorite used to be my 2nd favorite too :D

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/6/2013 Reply  · 

I didn't absolutely love Kick-Ass 2 but I certainly enjoyed it. The Hit Girl plot was my issue for sure. It was entertaining for a while but got bullshitty and cliched after a while. I did love Jim Carrey in the film and that stuff with him was badass! :)

Wow, I really gotta re-visit Seven Samurai! :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/6/2013 Reply  · 

Elysium was pretty darn cool. It had a lot of coolio scenes and was a very human story. I saw it with my father, who hates Star Wars and sci-fi, so needless to say, he wasn't pumped, bro. But he came out enjoying it, which I guess says something. I thought all the performances were cool, except for Jodie Foster, whose character I thought could have been more interesting.

But overall I enjoyed it. I don't understand the odd backlash it hath received from many critics, but whatcanyoudo? Opinions exist, and if they didn't, all art would be meaningless. I thought the villain guy was great, definitely worth the price of admission. Though I felt his 'JODIE'S DEAD I OWN THIS SHIP NOW' attitude was a tad overdoing it.

I haven't seen District 9, which probably may be even better than this, but for what it is, Elysium was an enjoyable time at the movies. And the villain getting his face blown off in the most comical way was amazing.

How was World War Z or whatever? Did Brad Pitt carve any swastikas in any zombie scalps?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/7/2013 Reply  · 

In fact, I overlooked my issues with Kick-Ass 2 before and it needs to be re-ranked! :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/8/2013 Reply  · 

Critics tend to be bashing things a lot more nowadays, don't they? Why do you think this is? I don't think the quality of films being output has changed over the past few years, so why? Maybe it's overhype, or a lack of suspension of disbelief, i dunno. I hate people who say movies suck because of plot holes in the narrative. Plot holes in character motivation I can understand, but simple story stuff like Batman having a broken leg for 8 years without healing, then healing a broken back in a day? It's symbolic, people!!! It doesn't have to make sense.
Maybe it's also the increasing power of the internet, and the marketization of 'nerdieness' in mainstream culture. Maybe people try to find great trailers and then expect them to be Citizen Kane. Or it could just be people's opinions, or whatever. What are your thoughts on this issue?

Interesting, I must check out World War Z when it comes to Netflix, or Youtube or something.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

Riddick, huh? Interesting. never saw the first two, think Vin Disel is a charisma-less mess with all the talent of a tuna sandwich that has molded under a sleazy businessman's desk without ever informing anyone over- I've been watching too much Zero Punctuation lately, and have found me attempting to make a witty analogy, often times when I have nothing to say.

I'm interested in seeing uh . . . I dunno. Muppet's Most Wanted? Sure, let's talk about that. Saw the first trailer? Have you? Go watch it, then check back and we'll discuss it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I guess it'll have some funny moments. I was a tad pessimistic about the 'Moves Like Jagger' segment. It felt like Disney saying 'We sung F*ck you and Smells Like Teen Spirit last time, so let's do another hip song the young folks like', despite the fact that Fuck you and Teen Spirit are movies you would not expect to be in any kind of kid's movie, thus making it funny. Just singing moves like jagger, a bad song in my opinion, is not funny. I know I'm nitpicking, and I'm still definitely going to see it, but come on.
Also, I love how Ricky Gervais is in it. He's a cool guy.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm totally with you on the whole World War Z thing. When I saw the Hobbit last year and Star Trek this year, I saw World War Z trailers and boy, did I think those trailers sucked!! You basically summed up my thoughts :) I actually didn't like the first half too much but the second half I thought was fantastic Summer blockbuster entertainment. Pitt gives a strong performance as usual!

Key Largo is a pretty fine film. It got better for me as the film progressed. At first, I wasn't a fan but the end really surprised me and the film ended up being pretty great. I will definitely check out more of Huston's work, especially The Maltese Falcon which is one of my biggest 'must see films' :)



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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/12/2013 Reply  · 

The only animation I saw this year so far was Monsters U, which really disappointed me. It had a great third act, but the first two were cliche, boring and lacking any of the charm that made the original Monster's Inc so fantastic and memorable.

I adored Cloudy 1, but Cloudy 2 has me incredible pessimistic, as the trailers are basically just 'LOOK THIS MOVIE HAS PUNS!!!!11!' instead of any of the original's heart. No clue about Frozen, though.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll check it out when I get the chance. Also, you should check out Hoop Dreams. It's on Hulu right now. Among all the documentaries I've seen, I'd rank it in my top 5.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

Okay, just don't get your hopes too high like I did. Don't expect another Incorporated.

STILL no World's End?! Man, that sucks! Everytime I think about that movie it just keeps getting better and better. Wouldn't be surprised if it enters my top 10 soon.

How about them Pirates of the Carribean movies? I never saw any of them, are they any good? I see that the first one is in your top 10.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, I'll surely check it out when I get around to a Speilberg-athon!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm . . . Interesting. I'll be sure to check the first one out soon.

Also, how was A Hijacking? I missed it when it came out in my local theatre, but I thought that the idea of a film about pirates actually shot in pirate waters was interesting. But did the story hold up?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/30/2013 Reply  · 

How were Hunter and After Earth?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 11/18/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, bud! Haven't talked in A while. Had any interesting cinema going experiences since we last talked? World's End? Thor 2? MU? Hud?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Agree with you on most of your points, except Monsters University. Didn't really like that one.

I'll add Auntie Mame to my watchlist!

When you ask me if Nebraska is an Oscar contender, I'm not sure if you're asking if it's good or not, or if it effectively panders to the needs of the academy. Richard Ayoade of the IT Crowd said that the Best Picture for the Oscar is always a movie you only need to watch once, and by those guidelines, I think Nebraska doesn't quite fit. However, it is a very clever movie, quite well-written. Great performances all around, especially for Bruce Dern. He was excellent. Best Actor for sure. Could go for Best Screenplay, since it's got a better way with dialogue than most of the other contenders (Gravity . . . Ugh) Overall, a well-made movie, and since Alexander Payne has a good relationship with the Academy, it may get a good few noms, maybe a couple of wins as well.

Thoughts on any of the upcoming Oscar contenders? Which do you like? Which do you think will win? :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

Do you have a top ten of the year so far?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

Or would you like to see mine?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

Here's my top 10 of 2013. May be subject to change after I see WoWS and ILD:
1. The World's End
2. Prisoners
3. Blue Jasmine
4. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
5. Gravity
6. Iron Man 3
7. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
8. Captain Philips
9. Star Trek Into Darkness
10. The Way, Way Back
Seen any of these?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/3/2014 Reply  · 

Just saw American Hustle, and it was so good that it squeezed into the umber two spot on my 2013 top 10.

Any films you anticipate for the rest of THIS year?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Nope. Ain't seen Rush. Trailer kinda underwhelmed me. Seemed a bit too safe and generic. I trust I am wrong?

Go see Nebraska. Good film. Bruce Dern is fantastic in it.

Dat Butler. Thoughts on it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

What do you mean? There are hardly any films about racism against black people*.









*Aside from 12 Years a Slave, Django Unchained, 42, The Help, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Invictus and the aforementioned Butler.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

It was definitely filler-y, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it. It had a ton of great character moments, and some really creative turns that I didn't really expect. I guess something REAL bad is gonna happen on Sunday (thatwhenigetitwhereilive) since this one was so . . . cheery, as assassinations amid weddings go. So I suppose you could call it filler, or you could call it a calm before the storm. The shit storm, as it were.

Cappy Phil?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

Btw, was Casey Affleck in The Butler? I could've sworn I heard his voiceover in the trailer, did he have a cameo?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/12/2014 Reply  · 

Predictions? Okay, here we go.
Best picture: Slave/Hustle
Actor: Ejiofor
Actress: Blanchett (I hope)
Director: McQueen
Supporting Actor: Abdi (but that won't happen)
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay: American Hustle
But that's just me. Any thoughts on my thoughts?

More importantly, do you think Wppdy Allen will show up to receive his lifetime achievement award? I hope he does, but he's usually a bit of a recluse when it comes to award shows.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/18/2014 Reply  · 

To be honest, I'm kinda glad Hans Zimmer isn't nominated. I mean, you don't put Inception music behind a shot of slaves slowly walking onto a boat. Didn't fit with the film's tone at all. Can he not do non-Nolan music anymore?

Nah, Woody didn't show up. Diane Keaton recieved the award on his behalf, said a little speech and sang a little song. It was all very nice.

How are those movies you saw lately?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Aquascape,I was wondering about a movie you've seen:Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard.Is it any good and would you recommend it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/26/2014 Reply  · 

Chopper is really good. I enjoyed it. Kinda like Bronson, but with soul, you know.

I'm not a fan of Winding Refn. Are you?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

I think Refn could be really good if he can find the right script. But as of now, eh. Needs to find a good bit of writing, if you ask me.

Thoughts on the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/22/2014 Reply  · 

Robocop? Cloudy? Escape Plan? Thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 3/9/2014 Reply  · 

New York New York is definitely an odd film. It comes across as a more light-hearted callback to classic cinema which Scorsese grew up with in the beginning, but slowly descends into a harrowing tale about an abusive relationship run by a demented sociopath, played excellently by Robert De Niro. I would recommend checking out the 2 and a half hour version, as that one was the one I watched and it seemed to get it's points across quite effectively, even if it does go on a bit in parts. I was also happily surprised by Liza Menelli's performance.

You've been seimg lots of movies lately? Any thoughts on the bug Oscar movies, or the toy adaptation that surpassed pretty much all of them in terms of quality?

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