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consp77

12/31/2012 joined Flickchart

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20059 rankings / 2334 movies / 400 comments

184 days, 23 hours, 50 minutes spent watching movies

consp77's Favorite Movies

The Empire Strikes Back Die Hard Lethal Weapon Raiders of the Lost Ark Amadeus Pride and Prejudice Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom The Hunt for Red October The Matrix Casino Royale

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Spider-Man 3 Scorched Earth Skyscraper Adrift Batman Ninja

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Has anyone noticed that there are some films that are simply not listed here? Every crappy horror film ever made in America seems to be listed, but not all of the films by Charlotte Gainsbourg or Virginie Ledoyen are here...

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

And the search engine is inadequately predictive...search for Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth", you get nothing - you have to make sure you type in the "and" as "&"...not to mention that there is a 2011 film entitled "Hell" released in 2011, which is on my Flicklist, but I cannot go to its page because when searching for it it supposedly isn't there! (Try it yourself.)

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

I have no investment in whether the TV movie listings get catalogued, but how comprehensive should we expect the listings to be? Some are here, many aren't. What is their source? Will it be extended even further? Yes, the site is free, and these things probably cost money. I am not complaining, just stating my observation.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I said I "had no investment" but actually just stated elsewhere I appreciate the option of ranking them...

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

It's a shame you have to wait for happenstance to match two particular films that you might want to make a comment on, say, Aeon Flux vs. Ultraviolet...or can you? Is there a way?

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UncleFok

UncleFok on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

If one is in your charts, you can rank the other and artificially move it toward the one you want to match it with by minding their positions and ranking it a certain way. It's a pain in the ass though.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/4/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've figured out how to do that now.

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KingofPain

KingofPain on 1/6/2013 Reply  · 

http://www.flickchart.com/discussion/0DF838CCD4/vs/FA2019AFA9

Just take the codes for each movie and put them together as above.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/6/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, wow, that's even easier, thank you.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

OK, so I'm going to start noting what is not listed in the comment section here, because I joined this site so I could catalogue everything I've seen, and I need to note the exceptions...

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

I don't NEED to see any more films. EVER. (But of course I will.)

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consp77

consp77 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

Yesterday I turned 36. What was I doing 20 years ago, when I turned 16? Watching Lethal Weapon 3 on pay-per-view; it was a birthday gift from my father.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/6/2013 Reply  · 

You might want to add to flickchart instead. When I came on this site I had to request them to add a ton of Australian movies.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/6/2013 Reply  · 

How do you ask them to add a film?

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KingofPain

KingofPain on 1/6/2013 Reply  · 

https://getsatisfaction.com/flickchart

If you want to have a bunch of movies added without submitting them one by one, just go to the above address and list them all. Make sure to include the date with the title.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

I ought to include the IMDB link so there is no ambiguity about the year of release; sometimes there is.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Almost everything I understand about films I learned from Roger Ebert. But you learn and absorb your teacher's errors, too, and one of the things that Ebert does which I do also is overrate films which you enjoyed even though you know they were objectively bad, and underrate films that you can see are objectively better simply because it was not to your taste or there was some element in it that put you off.

http://rogersworst.blogspot.com/

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consp77

consp77 on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Everything else I know about film I learned from Houston Chronicle film critic Jeff Millar, who I just discovered passed away last year.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

I just read your Under Siege 2 vs Executive Decision comment. Did you ever hear how Seagal wouldn't come out his trailer on the day they were to shoot his death scene because he was trying change the script so he would live? John Leguizamo also said that Seagal attacked him.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

I hadn't heard about either of those things. I did hear the story about Seagal and Van Damme, where Seagal chickened out of a challenge from Van Damme to see who was "tougher", which sounds like a lot of macho bullshit, but then if Seagal is a sincere Bhuddist, maybe he really didn't want to fight on principle. Some stories make Seagal sound like a real jerk, or worse. I still like his screen persona, and about maybe ten of his umpteen films that are all kind of the same.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/29/2013 Reply  · 

A "process/environment" film is a film in which the protagonists are set within an unusual (to them, and often also to us) environment, which is well-established by the filmmakers, and must advance through a series of (physical) obstacles and challenges. Films of this type include Panic Room, Die Hard, The Descent, Cabin in the Woods, and Aliens.

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consp77

consp77 on 1/30/2013 Reply  · 

Someone once told me I had a twelve year old's taste in movies.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/7/2013 Reply  · 

Are you interested in any of the films on the left that you haven't seen?

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consp77

consp77 on 5/9/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not sure that I can say I'm especially interested in them. On the other hand, I have made an effort to check some off the list: for example, the other month I watched "Citizen Kane", "Network", and "One Flew Over's the Cuckoo's Nest" and although I can't say I feel as it would have been any great loss to having them remained unseen, I can say at least I am a bit more literate about classic films. As I have a bit of a stronger stomach after decades of action films, I have tried in the past few years to watch a few more horror films, like 1978's "Halloween" or both versions of "The Thing"; however, I still expect I will never go to actually watch "The Exorcist". Or "The Evil Dead". Or many others I could think of. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of my girlfriend's favorites, but we never got around to watching it together. I just broke up with her today. Should I still watch it?

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consp77

consp77 on 5/9/2013 Reply  · 

I borrowed a copy of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - but the remake, though, not the original. :P

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consp77

consp77 on 5/16/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm, it seems in fact we are NOT broken up - we were "on a break". :P So I will still have schedule a viewing of the Python sometime.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

Not a fan of horror movies?

Oh, and I hope everything works out well with your girlfriend, mate. :)

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consp77

consp77 on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

Can you please tell me your thoughts on Byzantium? :)

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consp77

consp77 on 8/27/2013 Reply  · 

I have the habit of reading some film reviews after I've seen a film, to either confirm or contradict my impressions. There were some reviews of Byzantium which I read afterward which pointed out to some "plot holes", but as much as my girlfriend likes to pick on me for pointing out discrepancies when I'm watching a movie with her, if I find a movie emotionally affecting, it will tend to overcome my objections. It is when I find a film emotionally unaffective that I tend to get more analytic, such as the recent remake of Wrath of Khan, or the remake of Total Recall, or any film which is relatively soulless. There are exceptions - I hated and still hate the first Transformers film, but by the second one I was used to what they were doing, and enjoyed it more, and by the third film, the crap elements are still crap, but I have to give kudos to the filmmakers for the best trash-out of a city by supervillains I have yet seen, and that includes The Avengers. Byzantium was affective enough to make me cry, and any film that can make me cry can't be all bad.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/31/2013 Reply  · 

I will have to check it out when it's available. Thanks mate. :)

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consp77

consp77 on 9/19/2013 Reply  · 

I'm actually rather generous with most films - Flickchart can't account for the fact that even some of the films past #1000 are still three star films in my estimation. Three stars doesn't mean it couldn't be better, just that it's good enough (to be entertaining or artful). And four stars doesn't mean it 's faultless either, or in objective critical terms, that it's a fine work or art or a classic. Four stars may mean those things, but for me primarily I am saying it's one of my favorites.

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consp77

consp77 on 9/19/2013 Reply  · 

I hate the first Transformers film, but I think that's different than saying I hate Armageddon. I hate what they did with Transformers, in contrast to what was done when I was a kid. However, without reference to that, on its own terms, Transformers is not unwatchable - Armageddon is.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

How are you?

Watched anything good lately?

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consp77

consp77 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Out of the last few films I've seen, there is a French film entitled "The Sea Wall" which I watched (mostly for Astrid Berges-Frisby) which was ok. Also the "motion comic" Iron Man: Extremis, which would have made an excellent film had they been rebooting the Iron Man franchise, except I think the comic predated the movies, so actually influenced them instead. While they incorporated the Extremis concept in IM3, it was totally botched as compared to the comic - and I see this over and over again now when actually looking at the source material for these movies. Like "the novel is always better", well, the comic book usually was better than the movie, too. And then a friend liked St. Trinian's, and I like Mischa Barton, but the movie itself I did not especially like, as it was too raucous and did not have enough wit to merit it.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

I don't think I know who Astrid Berges-Frisby is. So I'm missing out I assume?

I will take your word for it about the comics. I'm not much of a comic book reader.

I watched a bit of St. Trinians myself. I gave up because I was disliking it.

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