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ironichipster

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ironichipster's Favorite Movies

Pulp Fiction Fight Club Taxi Driver 2001: A Space Odyssey Raiders of the Lost Ark Being John Malkovich The Empire Strikes Back Vertigo Magnolia The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Inside Out Memories of Murder High Fidelity Never Been Kissed School of Rock

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Comments (255)

 
incidentaldog

incidentaldog on 1/9/2011 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request! http://buriedcinema.com

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JoyceHeinen

JoyceHeinen on 1/17/2011 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request!!

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kurohanzo

kurohanzo on 2/12/2011 Reply  · 

thanks for the friend request xD

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shane24

shane24 on 10/2/2011 Reply  · 

I think you have good taste in movies after looking at your top 20 . Thank you for the friend request.

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BisonDollah

BisonDollah on 10/13/2011 Reply  · 

I HATE YOU FOR FRIEND REQUESTING ME! ...ho ho ho, only joshing. Thanks & I have a tradition of telling people what to watch by comparing their top 10 with their Not Seen 20... SEE CHILDREN OF MEN!

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marba

marba on 10/23/2011 Reply  · 

I suppose that we are friends forever now.

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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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Seb

Seb on 1/24/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request man, you have extremely similar taste to me. Great top 50 btw. Considering your taste in film, I really thnk you have to see there will be blood. My no.1 and for good reason. I'm sure you would love it too!

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Seb

Seb on 2/1/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, ironically i was going to watch it last week but I forgot. I've seen aliens which I've heard is more fast paced compared to alien. I think I will really like alien, I'll watch it when I can, cheers

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Seb

Seb on 2/1/2012 Reply  · 

And yeah, there will be blood completely rewards multiple viewings, much like anderson's other work. I thought it was ok the first time I saw it and probably on my 3rd viewing I came to absolutely adore it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/1/2012 Reply  · 

nice taste add me

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/9/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the add. I'll echo BisonDollah - see Children of Men! It's my #1!

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/9/2012 Reply  · 

Ah, I didn't notice that. Then I'd say of the ones you haven't seen on the left, Fargo needs to be remedied first! You see any glaring unseens for me? We seem to like the same kinds of movies.

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thelastdisciple

thelastdisciple on 3/12/2012 Reply  · 

cheers!

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vonzilla

vonzilla on 3/12/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request, you have a great top 20 and we seem to have similar taste in movies. I really would suggest you watch the Princess Bride though!

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CONMAN999

CONMAN999 on 3/15/2012 Reply  · 

Why is Burn After Reading last on you list?

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CONMAN999

CONMAN999 on 3/19/2012 Reply  · 

That's interesting. It's weird how we associate movies not just for their content but for their viewing conditions as well. You should give Fargo a try. I feel like you'd be a fan of the Coens with your other interests, but I guess to each their own.

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nolanfilmfan

nolanfilmfan on 3/30/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. Nice top ten btw.

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Pantstrovich

Pantstrovich on 3/31/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request, ironi chipster (that's how I read it at first, haha)! Looks like we've seen a lot of the same movies.

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kohllog

kohllog on 4/12/2012 Reply  · 

The friend request is much appreciated stranger. Digging your top ten list. Still kicking myself for not having seen The Shining

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steamountain

steamountain on 7/2/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request! Nice list :)

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DeadZed

DeadZed on 7/6/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request!

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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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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/18/2012 Reply  · 

You can actually watch Double Indemnity, Notorious, and It Happened One Night on youtube.

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/22/2012 Reply  · 

Whats up i tried to upload a photo but it didnt work what could be the problem?

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 8/23/2012 Reply  · 

I saved my pic to the pictures section of my computer. I clicked upload image. I selected the image and then opened the file and then it downloaded...now what?

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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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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 9/26/2012 Reply  · 

Interesting how your "Movies by Decade" panned out

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/1/2012 Reply  · 

Like how you've seen 25 movies from the 20's 11 from the 30's and so on. Its kind of a ripple then a huge spike in the new millennium.

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

Most people have a predictable elevation.
I suggest the 60's. Tis my favorite decade.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

Hey I see you ranked Let the Right One In pretty high, what are your thoughts on it? I didn't really like it all that much, but it receives a lot praise, just curious.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 2/14/2013 Reply  · 

Part of the reason I asked you is because I can't put a finger on why I don't like it. I can't come up with any good reasons why, whereas most movies I instantly could. Part of me thinks I didn't like it because the movie was successful in what it was trying to do, and it bothered me and I was unsettled watching it. I never thought it wasn't good, I just didn't like it. Thanks for the info!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the request! Nice list :)

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MRDammann

MRDammann on 3/3/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. Nice movies!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/3/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the request. Love seeing Taxi Driver so high on your list, I absolutely love it. Great top 10, haven't seen Being John Malkovich yet, it's been on my watch list for ages!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/4/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I was left underwhelmed by it the first time I watched it too. I had these huge expectations and was waiting for it's greatness to slap me in the face! The second time I watched it though, everything worked brilliantly. I became totally immersed and lost in the lives of these people. It's completely devoid of any pretension, beautifully realized and completely engrossing. It presents it's characters as they are, without any kind of manipulation and that's what makes the emotional payoffs feel real and genuinely affecting. If you've seen it twice though, and still feel the same, then I suppose it just ain't your cup of tea which is fine. I hope you find something worthwhile in that rambling above lol Second viewings have changed my perception of a film for the better so many times I'd almost hesitate to give my opinion on something well regarded if I didn't enjoy it first time around, it happened with There Will be Blood, Taxi Driver, Citizen Kane, The Wrestler and many more of my favorite films. Has a second viewing of a film ever changed your opinion on it, for better or worse? :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 3/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for clearing that out. I was only trying to express my feelings as to how the two films end. By "cool", I meant a more exciting way to close-off the story.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Glad you liked it more the second time. I've yet to see Being John Malkovich, but I'll be sure to get back to you with my thoughts on it when I watch it.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

What's your opinion on Django Unchained?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

I agree with all your points about Django Unchained. It didn't bother me too much about Django not being as interesting, but Tarantino's acting really bothered me. I'm Australian, so I can tell you that's a truly awful Aussie accent.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 4/15/2013 Reply  · 

I like living. *whistles*

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shane24

shane24 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for that. I'm on my iPad, so I'll have to go on the computer later. I'll come back and tell you what I thought then. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 4/26/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry, I still haven't seen that vid. But I promise I'll get to it, you can count on it. I just came to ask you about Le Samourai. It's the highest movie on my list of shame. I've been looking for it for ages! I can't find it anywhere. I just want to know what you thought about it?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/26/2013 Reply  · 

I kinda want to go through it really. I have found many movies that I have loved. Just looking at your list for reference, I probably wouldn't of watched some movies I like such as Touch of Evil, Strangers on a Train, On the Waterfront, It Happened One Night or The Princess Bride.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/26/2013 Reply  · 

After I pushed the submit comment button, I knew what you meant, sorry about that. :) Personally, I try hard to let go of the baggage when watching a movie. I've been burnt a few too many times. It's very hard for a movie to live up to expectations, especially when you're expecting to be blown away.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

I finally watched that clip! Thanks for that, it was funny! That's probably the worst tv promo for a movie I've ever seen!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hi!
Sure, I can explain it quite simply: I just love TDKR, I had high expectations and it didn't disappoint me.
Cast, script, story, Nolan's direction and Hans Zimmer's soundtrack, I loved it all and it remains one of the most memorable, enjoyable recent cinema experiences for me.
I tend to rank films by favourites and how the movie makes me feel and react, and that's why it's up there in my top 10. :)

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/8/2013 Reply  · 

Trainspotting, bloody brilliant film. Sometimes I wish I was Scottish, but maybe less drugs.

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/8/2013 Reply  · 

Never seen Donnie Darko. It's on my ever increasing list of must watches. Funny thing is I always like watching the sequels to films even if I suspect they are bad, so I would have to watch S. Darko.

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/10/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry I don't think I was clear enough. I didn't mean I would watch S. Darko before Donnie Darko. Rather I would watch Donnie Darko first, but then I would be compelled to watch S. Darko afterwards regardless of the poor reviews. In other words I always watch the sequels to films eventually, even if they are terrible haha. I will watch Donnie Darko this weekend, I'm sure I will like it.

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

I've never really seen a film quite like Donnie Darko before!

I was surprised to see Seth Rogen in it haha.

I have to admit I struggled somewhat to keep up with the plot but I think I understood it all. Essentially Donnie is living in a parallel universe where he is alive? Then returns to the original where he is actually dead.

Regardless, I enjoyed the film because, like I said, I've never really seen a film quite like it. I liked whole tying up all the loose ends sends him back to the original setting when the plane hits his room.

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Mattstation

Mattstation on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

Forgot to also mention I liked the part when Joy Division 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' was playing in the house party. Good song.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not sure if I have an absolute favourite, if I had to pick one right now I'd say Christopher Nolan. I also like what I've seen from Nicolas Winding Refn, Kathryn Bigelow, Alfonso Cuaron and Duncan Jones recently, and loved what Sam Mendes did with Skyfall.
I also like Spielberg, have grown up with his movies :) Am on a mission to watch more Tarantino as well.

Do you have a favourite or a few favourites?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/20/2013 Reply  · 

I like the other directors you mentioned too, and I recently watched The Shining for the first time, I really loved what Kubrick did with it.
I've seen Lolita but don't remember it well enough to rank it on here until i've rewatched. I'm going to watch Dr Strangelove as well soon.

I forgot Fincher, he's another impressive director, I like the atmosphere he creates in his movies. Se7en was incredibly tense!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

I will watch it at some point, it was on the movie channel when Into Darkness was released, but I missed it. I recently saw most of The Voyage Home, which I enjoyed.

I take it you didn't like Into Darkness?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

I will take a look sometime, thanks for the recommendation :)

I haven't seen too much of the older Trek stuff, so don't have anything to compare it to in detail.
I'm not sure it would affect my ranking of ST:ID though, I thoroughly enjoyed the cinema experience of it, it wasn't perfect by any means, but it was a great, thrilling action movie. And Cumberbatch can do no wrong in my eyes :)

Abrams and Lindelof really tested my patience with their writing on the tv show Lost, but I stuck by it to the bitter end!

What do you think about the Star Wars reboot by Abrams? Are you in favour? I have some interest in it, but am not a massive Star Wars fan myself.

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Seb

Seb on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

Well it just has a lot more options. U can rate and review movies, create lists, follow people. It's also a site that brings to attention films you've never heard of. I'm writing reviews at a steady pace atm, and I've already got 66 followers. It's a really addictive site. I find myself reading reviews on there before looking at rotten tomatoes. So create an account dude, it's really worth it

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Seb

Seb on 6/2/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, just from reading reviews from people I follow. the best users to follow imo are PTAbro, Adam Cook, DirkH, Colin the dude and Simone. they have brought to light through their reviews a lot of movies I haven't heard of, or just haven't seen, and persuaded me to watch them. it really expands your knowledge and understanding of a film reading some of their reviews, especially PTAbro's. he's probably the best writer on Letterboxd. all of his reviews are great.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/3/2013 Reply  · 

I watch it from time to time, wouldn't say I'm a massive fan but I do like it. What are your thoughts on it?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/4/2013 Reply  · 

That's cool :) I only see the occasional episode but always find it funny when I do watch. It delivers a lot of comment in a very subtle way with some episodes.

What other tv shows do you like? I'm watching The Walking Dead at the moment and am about to start season 2 of Game of Thrones. I'm also looking forward to the new season of Dexter, and the last part of Breaking Bad airing this summer.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/4/2013 Reply  · 

I have the first two seasons of Arrested Development in a boxset, love that show! But I haven't caught up with the rest of the episodes beyond season 2, I plan to at some point though. :)
Jeffrey Tambor is so good, I loved him in The Larry Sanders Show as well.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/17/2013 Reply  · 

I don't think I have a definitive favourite actress, but there are plenty that I admire.
Recently I've been impressed by Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone. I added La Vie En Rose to my watchlist as a result.

Do you have favourite actors and actresses?

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lrush31

lrush31 on 6/18/2013 Reply  · 

Damn good list, love the profile pic, too. Is Kubrick your favorite?

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Seb

Seb on 6/22/2013 Reply  · 

well I think there is an incredible bond between Freddie and Dodd, and I think Peggy feels that her position is being threatened (as the Lady MacBeth, pulling the strings behind the scenes) by Freddie's presence.

in one scene we see Peggy give Dodd a hand job. the scene before that was the naked dancing. in the scene we see Dodd give Freddie a signal for more alcohol. the camera then focuses on Peggy amidst all the naked dancing. she is looking straight at Freddie (the camera) and sees through him. she see's the danger in this relationship, and will do anything to end it

another pivotal scene relating to the power struggle is the tumble on the grass Freddie and Dodd have when Freddie comes back from jail. the scene before, Peggy had a conversation with dodd at the dinner table about how Freddie is 'dangerous' and that he will be their undoing if they continue to have him there. while tumbling on the grass, Peggy rushes outside and looks at them with a dour face.

those are just a couple of examples. on repeat viewings, u will pick up on other examples of Peggy's subtle involvement. PTA quietly places Peggy in a number of scenes. initially it feels like a small role, but she is omnipresent throughout the majority of the film, always teetering just inside the frame.

I think Peggy wanted to help Freddie, but realized he's beyond help. theres one scene where she wakes Freddie up in the middle of the night and tells him to place something in the future for himself that he would like to have and go and get it. now, in the scene with the motorcycle, Dodd tells Freddie to pick a point (place) and drive towards it. in this scene, Freddie takes Peggy's advice and places Doris in his future and drives to her. so in that sense, perhaps Peggy wanted to help Freddie. or she just wanted to get him to move on.

the character motivations are ambiguous throughout, making it a fascinating film to discuss.

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Seb

Seb on 6/26/2013 Reply  · 

im not sure if Freddie is interested in power. I interpreted his actions in the photography store to be out of frustration. he asks the man 'is this for your wife?' and the man replies with 'yes'. Freddie then gets mad and puts the lights right up to his face to provoke him. it is out of jealousy and frustration that he gets into a fight with him. this man is married with his own Doris and Freddie is alone.

I could be wrong, but that's how I read it.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

First of all, I know why you wouldn't like 300. It's a cheesy, over-the-top, stupid movie. But boy do I like it. :) I like the action(including the slow-motion), the cheesy Leonidas lines and the visual style. To be honest, it's been some time since I saw the movie- so I can't think of a weak point. If you tell me what you didn't like about it(which is probably all of it by your score), I might give you an answer. :)

I don't think you will, but please don't have a go at me for liking it when you tell me what you don't like about 300 :) Nearly all your top ten are at the top of my list- so I enjoy the same movies as you as well. :)

Do you have anything planned to watch?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I really did think that you just wanted to talk about it. :) Be free to tell me what you thought about 300. :) I just didn't want to get into a debate about a movie that's just some fun. Just to make it absolutely clear, I 100% trust you have good intentions. :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 7/5/2013 Reply  · 

I don't think there are many movies I wouldn't rewatch, because you can see new things from rewatching, get new perspectives and even a new appreciation sometimes, can't you? :)
Probably something like What Women Want, I couldn't stand that movie and wouldn't ever want to see it again!
How about you, are there any that you would never revisit?

By the way, I watched your number 3 last week, I loved it. Raging Bull might be my next De Niro movie.

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shane24

shane24 on 7/5/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry if I annoyed you in any way, it wasn't my intention.

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shane24

shane24 on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you weren't annoyed. Sorry ifi gave mixed messages. Just so you know, I'll be more open to any other questions you have in the future with any type of movie.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

You make a good point, and I tend to agree, with the movies that you really don't enjoy, the likelihood of a rewatch is very low. There are other movies that are more worthy of your time, I can understand that totally.

I found Travis fascinating too, De Niro played him to perfection, such a complex character.

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Reelz

Reelz on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

Lyndon is also great because of its sense of scale, its characters, writing, and the way that Kubrick was able to capture the time period and make it feel highly realistic. I personally felt that I had also gone on the journey through Barry's life as if I were right there with him; it's kind of a weird thing to explain. The movie just "clicked" with me is all. I enjoyed it immensely for what it had to offer on the surface and its (for me) flawless cinematography, etc. only made it greater.

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shane24

shane24 on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

I'm liking the question, mate. Well done.

When I was a few years younger, I wouldn't watch any foreign movie, or any movie that was from the 50's back to the 20's. But now, I'm up for any movie, from any time, from any country.

I see older movies as time capsules- showing us another time, and other values. We get to see the way they dressed and interacted long before we were born. However, it's not fun to see how African Americans were treated in cinema in the past. They're portrayed to be happy to do anything for the white man. I still treat it as a time capsule, but I can't accept what is shown.

What really didn't work for me as well was Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's. It was probably hilarious at the time for the audience, but now it's really unfunny. I don't know what would of been worse, getting an Asian man to play such a role, or have Rooney's completely racist performance. In a way, it shows we have progressed over time, but man, we still have a long way to go. You just have to look at any message board on the internet to see what I mean.

As for special effects, I rate movie by movie with that. If it has a strong story and performances, I'm a bit more forgiving. Plus if the special effects were good for the time, then I'm usually fine with them. For example, if a movie is from the 70's, I'm willing to look past some terrible effects. The special effects that come to mind for one movie that brought the movie down for me was Spawn. Sure, the rest of the movie wasn't great either, but I just can't take a movie seriously when the devil looks like that!

What's your thoughts? I might be able to add to some more thoughts if you have something to say. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Any time a character is shown like that, I have problems with it. Even the characters that are well-developed and smart are still there to serve the white man.

It's also interesting to see how women used to be portrayed in these movies as well. How times have changed.

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shane24

shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm, I'll think about that for a bit. Don't worry, it would take more than that to hurt my feelings. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Okay I'll break it down more for you seeing I didn't before. I really don't like the caricatures of African Americans in older films. It's also what I know is happening when the cameras are off that get to me as well.

Django Unchained doesn't bother me because of the simple fact that it's newer, therefore the African Americans in the movie have more choice and freedom with the movie. If they deem something unessesary, they can voice their opinion without worry of anything happening. Do I make sense?

Django Unchained really needs slavery to show how bad Calvin Candie is. Also, Tarantino showing Django rise up against the racists and slave owners is pretty awesome to
see.

What worries me more about Django Unchained is the script. When I first heard about it, I thought it was just a character insulting another. But Tarantino uses THAT word to describe a character and what they're doing. For example: 'The n...... walked into the bar'

If you want me to add more to one of my points, don't hesitate to ask. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Do you have a similar opinion?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/16/2013 Reply  · 

What's your opinion on Charlton Heston playing a Mexican in Touch of Evil?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

I have a few things to add, but I'll watch that George Carlin bit first. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

I haven't had time to see George Carlin yet, but I plan to soon. I have a few points to make, but I'll take my time with it. I'm enjoying the discussion. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and you can't find Conner because he's changed his user name. He is now FilmOdyssey. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

When I said I worry what happens behind the scenes, I'm only referring to the older movies where caricatures and racism are clear in the movie as well.

No, you shouldn't give a lower score for I Heart Huckabees for bickering. But really, it's still two people(Russell and Tomlin) who have a right to argue without fear of repercussions of the same magnitude as African Americans in the 40's. Plus it was hilarious. :)

No, you definitely shouldn't rate a movie better if the people are nice behind the scenes, that has nothing to do with how good the film is. I wasn't trying to say any of that, I agree with you, I only judge what's on the screen.

I agree, the Trayvon Martin case result is terrible, but is it really up to Tarantino to try and put the word in a normal conversation? The word still carries hate to it. If he is doing it for that reason, it's unfortunately too soon. There is still way too many people who use the word for for hate to attempt such an act.

I watched the George Carlin bit. It was very funny, but I don't think those words have any of the power to harm as the n word. By the way, I don't even like saying the n word, but here, I have to. Check out Louis C.K Offensive Words bit to see what I mean.

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shane24 on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I get you. I also ignore what happens behind the scenes. I was just saying that it made me wonder what was happening off-screen when it's obvious on-screen that it's not good. I still don't let anything off-screen affect my score of a movie.

I'm absolutely fine with Tarantino using the word in his script and movie when it's his characters that are racist. He doesn't have to water any of it down at all. He's trying to show us how the world used to be, ugly and full of hate(like now, to a lesser extent). But I just find it unnecessary to use the word to describe what a character is doing in his script when it's not from the perspective of a character.

Those other curse words really are nothing compared to racist words. It would be great if they had no power to hurt, but the sad fact is that they do.

An AFL indigenous player was yelled racial abuse at during a game this year. He stopped, and made security take the 13 year old girl out of the stadium. He would later say ''I don't know if it's the low point of my career, but personally I've never been more hurt. So clearly, these words still have such a harmful impact. I'm sure they could accept the word in the right context, but when it still has such power, i don't think racist words should be thrown around freely. Anyway, if that was possible, it would probably be 15 year old white rich kids using the word inappropriately. Not like that's stopping them now.

Is there bigger issues? Of course, the world would be a much better place if we were more united. We could talk about more issues freely. However, just look at the news. All you see is hate and disagreement. I like your optimism, I really do, but there is no hope while we treat each other as we do.

On another note, check out Corey Feldman Ascension Millennium. :D It's so ridiculous! He's trying to be Michael Jackson.

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Kate668 on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

I think nostalgia plays a considerable part with certain movies on my list like The Goonies, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, but I still enjoy watching them today......if the nostalgia factor wasn't there though, they might be lower on my list I guess.

I just saw you'd seen The Green Lantern, I saw it last year but realised I have forgotten to rank it! :)

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shane24 on 7/27/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry I haven't got to your question. I'm a bit annoyed because I've lost two comments to you in the last few days from all these server errors that have been happening. I'll come back soon and answer your question. :)

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

I'm going to keep my answer short because, to be honest, it really annoyed me when I wrote two long comments then lost them because of server erros.

Of course I like subtext in a movie. Any way a screenwriter can make it more interesting, I'm all for it. That's what's lacking(among many other things of course) from movies like The Room and Birdemic. All the answers to questions are 'yes' and 'no' and 'have a great day' with nothing below the surface to grab the viewers attention. How about you? Do you have any favourite examples?

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julinona on 7/30/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of Road To Perdition? I love that movie so much.
What about the Red Shoes? I have been wanting to check it out because many great directors like Scorsese adore it.
Also what's up with the Color Red profile pic? Did you see it recently or were you reminded of it? Would you recommend it?
Also we have very similar tastes. You have a great top 20.

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Kate668 on 7/31/2013 Reply  · 

I would say the themes of disconnection, and connection, they're central to everything in the movie. Would you agree? What are your thoughts?

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shane24 on 8/1/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, there's definitely environmental subtext in Birdemic(he smashes you over the head with it). What I was referring to was the poor dialogue. Sure, it's not acted great, but all the lines are bland and have nothing else below the surface.

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Kate668 on 8/4/2013 Reply  · 

I suppose it is, but in my eyes that depiction is tied in with the disconnection theme, I never felt it was that bad, unless I didn't notice the same things as you :)

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julinona on 8/4/2013 Reply  · 

I understand what you are saying, and I partially agree with you and while I definitely need to rewatch RtP, I was invested during the entire time but maybe I loved it because I am a huge cinematography lover. Well each to his own. I don"t think highly of Pulp Fiction either. :D I have to rewatch Bonnie and Clyde. I didn't like it that much.

I will also check out the Red Shoes someday.

hahahahahh I don"t think the profile picture must represent somebody (Like Travis Bickle, I enjoy my alone time and unlike him I am not a mass murderer...not yet)

I definitely need to rewatch Magnolia. I thought it was long but very well-crafted. I am also interested in checking out the 3 Colors trilogy. I have seen some parts of the Color Red and I remember it being very weird ( especially Jean-Louis Trintignant" character) and very slow.
Any movie recommendations you would like to give to me?

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PiccoloKing on 8/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, man, you've been a Flickchart regular for a while now. In fact, you were among the very first posters I added to my friends list. Which is kinda why I find it surprising that you've commented on just 57 match-ups. Any particular reason why you refrain from posting comments?

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MysticSpoon on 8/6/2013 Reply  · 

Heh, it was just a somewhat sarcastic assumption. Maybe he has a totally different reason for unfriending us, who knows. But the friends system is still pretty pointless. Still, a make-over of this site is in the works, so maytbe it will have some purpose in the future.

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OneFuckTooMany on 8/7/2013 Reply  · 

Short version: I guess I was just streamlining and you got cut.


*Community* on Flickchart is a pretty shit and hollow endeavour. I'm no longer around enough to bother with meaningless ties, but, even in absentia, I felt that some characters are worth holding on to. If someone has a way with words, a way with wit or otherwise displays a keen ability to intuit or wax polemical, I'll keep them on my list.

That's not to say that you're one of these typical flickchart dumbasses (or one of the world's abundantly typical dumbasses, I guess); we haven't had enough contact for me to make a dependable judgment. I simply chose to forgo the exertion it'd take to find out, so you got culled with errbody else.

I'm pretty sure you were around on facebook too. I left that group for much the same reason. *Community* is just a little more tedious here because of all of these insecure simpletons that constantly have to affirm each other. It's all too 'Flickcharters Say the Dumbest Things.' Eugh.

All the best, brau.

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shane24 on 8/10/2013 Reply  · 

Is there any popular trends with current blockbuster movies that you could go without in future films?

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julinona on 8/11/2013 Reply  · 

I actually LOVED Pulp Fiction on my first viewing and I put it directly in my top 15, I could say the same about 70% of ALL other Tarantino movies, and I was HUGELY disappointed by the second viewing and I actually thought PF was boring the entire time. I thought Reservoir Dogs was VERY long on my second viewing (that movie is 1 and 1/2 hours long). An exception would be Inglourious Basterds (it remains my favorite of Tarantino with 5= viewings, I love that movie)and Kill Bill 1/2. I do need to rewatch Pulp Fiction though.

I will keep that in mind when I watch the movie.

I have seen ACO. I have seen Matrix (several times but I need to rewatch it to confirm my feelings on it, but I do remember loving it the last time I watched it). I have also seen the Shining, but I didn't love it (now that you reminded me of it, I remember seeing it on my computer screen with is horrible and I was uncomfortable the whole time and not becasue of the movie's atmosphere, I have disliked all movies that I have watched on my computer screen, including Magnolia). I do plan on watching Rear Window and North By Northwest, and most other Hitchcock movies. My favorite of his would have to be Rebecca so far.

If you allow a recommendation, it would be The Big Lebowski. I don't know if comedy is a genre that you enjoy, but TBL is hilarious and it has a great story filled with memorable characters. it is one of those rare movies that gets better with each viewing. If you would like more recommendations, I'd be glad to give you some. :D

My god you have watched a lot of awesome/eh movies lately. What is your favorite of Wes Anderson? Mine would be Rushmore. I do need to rewatch Life Aquatic. I remember seeing it three times and thinking it was just average, but I saw only 15 minutes of it recently and found it extremely hilarious. Enjoyment of Wes Anderson's movies depends heavily on mood in my opinion. What did you think of Mad Max Trilogy? I have seen only the first 2 and I can say that they are some of the only movies that put me to sleep. Literally. Maybe it is because I hate Mel Gibson. I can"t stand him.

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shane24 on 8/14/2013 Reply  · 

I definitely agree with you on the villains breaking out of prison being too repetitive. I also agree that they're using the "agent of chaos'' quite a bit, but It doesn't bother me yet because i have enjoyed the movies. I do agree that they can write the scenes better, so it's clear how they organised their master plan. However, I simply enjoy the heroes being challenged, sometimes in previous movies it was all too cruisy for the hero.

What really annoys me at the moment with blockbusters is how many times we have to see New York (or fake cities that look like New York) get demolished! I also think it's about time they settled down with superhero movies for a while. But it doesn't look like that'll happen with superhero movies planned for the next eight years.

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shane24 on 8/14/2013 Reply  · 

Well, comedy is one of the most subjective genres. So me saying I don't find Wes Anderson films funny isn't saying anything that bad, it's just not for me. I enjoy more weirder humour that can be found in Vampire's Kiss over what he has to offer. The Anderson films I do like (Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom) even took some time for me to warm up to the stories. But once I did, it seemed to allow me to enjoy and laugh with the movie. I don't know, maybe I'll have to try The Royal Tenabaums, Bottle Rocket and Rushmore again. But i highly doubt anything would change, I was pretty stone faced while watching.

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julinona on 8/15/2013 Reply  · 

Sorrly for the late reply, my comment strangely didn't register.

Exactly, that's the reason I avoid watching films that are very high on my list, I'm afraid I won't love them as much as I want to. That's the main reason that I don't rewatch Taxi Driver and the 2 Godfathers. I will rewatch them soon though, it's been over a year since I first watched them. Has it ever happened to you that you were blown away by a movie so much on your first viewing that you immediately put it in your top 10, and on the next viewing you disliked/hated it? Your #1 is a prime example of this for me.

I know, I do the same thing, I take recommendations and put them on my watchlist, but what their place is on the list is decided only be me. No disappointment at all. Hahahahah everybody does non-movie stuff everyday. Don't YOU be disappointed if I don't watch a recommendation of yours ASAP.

I love his style in Moonrise Kingdom, that's the only thing I loved about that movie. To be honest I am a fan (not huge, not big but I want to complete his entire filmography because he does interesting movies) of Wes, but his jokes are not very funny to me 80% of the time. I don't like TRT either.

Rushmore? To be honest picking the exact elements that make you love the movie is a bit hard but I will do my best. Here it goes. The biggest reason that this movie works for me is Jason Schwartzman's performance. I love Max Fisher as a character. Then comes Bill Murray, and then the story, the supporting cast, the humor, the tone, the cinematography etc. The best way I can say it is that it clicks with me. My favorite scene has to be the dinner scene with Luke Wilson. Now that is funny. Overall, I don't think the movie is very funny, but I do consider it one of my favorite comedies. Does that make sense?
I haven't seen Darjeeling Limited, Bottle Rocket nor Fantastic Mr. Fox.

I definitely have to rewatch The Road Warrior. I don't know why I nearly fell asleep, I wanted to love because it is a childhood classic of mine. I have never seen the 3rd one, and I don't think I ever will.

I don't care about an actor's private life. there are rumors that Robert DeNiro was involved in prostitution, and had something to do with John Belushi's death. I don't care. He is still my favorite actor. I just hate Mel Gibson's presence, I don't even know why. He might also be the reason that I hated Braveheart so much. A friend of mine hates Eric Bana. Is there any actor that makes you feel like this?

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julinona on 8/20/2013 Reply  · 

Wow 5 years!! How could you have waited so long? I know they won't expire or anything, but I just miss watching them.

Well, I have only seen my top 3 once so...How many times have you seen the movies in your top 10? I'm interested in knowing that.

I like Ryan Reynolds personally.

Guess what, I just rewatched Pulp Fiction for the 3rd time and I LOVED it. It is now in my top 20. It is the second time I see it this year.

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shane24 on 8/21/2013 Reply  · 

Interesting question, well done.

I haven't met anyone who has an "inferiority complex" to other countries, maybe they do, but I've never seen it. If there is Aussies like that, I would assume it would be the upper-class. Personally, I love Australia, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. That's the same attitude with other lower to middle-class Aussies.

As far as the "convict stain" goes, I couldn't care less whether I descended from criminals. In fact, I would find it quite interesting. Actually, my fifth cousin, who's is a cop, is writing a book on our family tree. This is off point, but he has already found out about some relations that made my jaw drop. :) You can have a guess if you wish. :D Anyway......I would again assume that it would be the upper-class who wouldn't want to know about whether there is a "convict stain" on their family. I wouldn't know about how attitudes have changed, though. We could very well of been ashamed of our families past in the 50's and 60's.

As entertainment goes, that's another story! Aussies consistently don't give Aussie movies a chance until they have been recognized by America or England as being good. Recent movies such as Animal Kingdom and Snowtown come to mind as examples of this. I have had a few conversations with people who were excited to watch a movie in the cinema, to then change their mind when they found out it was Australian made. To be honest, that attitude could potentially be backlash because of the poor movies Australia produced in the early to mid 2000's.

Same goes for Aussie actors and musicians. We recognise success if they strike it big in either England or America. One reason would be because the news is always telling us such. It's usually the last fluff piece on the news, that some Aussie is in some big production in America. For example, Sam Worthington. I don't think other countries have seen what he is capable of. He had some great performances in some Aussie movies that even won him awards. However, it's mediocre movies like Clash of the Titans that he's known for just because he's the lead in an American blockbuster.

This is a bit off point too, but it's an annoying thing Aussies do. We claim artists from other countries and call them Australian. We have done this with Russell Crowe and Crowded House (New Zealand), Mel Gibson (America) and The Bee Gees (England?). We don't claim Gibson anymore, not since he had that racial slur. :)

We Aussies are prone to what we call "tall poppy syndrome". This happens when Aussies think that the artists don't embrace being Aussie anymore, that they have changed. Kylie Minogue was one that felt the change in attitude towards her.

If you think I have missed something, or if you want some more info on something i said, feel free to ask. :) Sorry for going off on tangents. :D

What about you? What's it like in your country? I don't even know where you're from. :)

Oh, thanks for adding me on Letterbox'd. I would of added you sooner if I knew you were there.

I would like to know why you ask me these questions? Please don't take that the wrong way, it's great that you do. I'm just curious to the reason. :)

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shane24 on 8/23/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry, I can't think of a comparison to Sam Worthington's Aussie career. It doesn't help that I haven't seen any of his Aussie movies for quite some time.

It's cool mate, I understand why you wouldn't want to share that info. You don't know who could be reading. I don't give out anymore info other than I'm Australian because I'm quite private myself.

I look forward to any other questions you can think of. But no rush, just when they naturally come to you. :)

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julinona on 8/23/2013 Reply  · 

The reason that I underrated Shawshank is very simple; I rewatched it. I loved that film on my first viewing so much that it was a top 10 movie for me right away. When I rewatched it after 3-4 months, I was bored by it the entire time. On my next viewing, I know I will love it again. Just like with Pulp Fiction. Oh, I did have one huge issue with Pulp Fiction: the restaurant scene with Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace. That was very boring. That scene and that entire chapter to be honest, keep me from calling the movie a masterpiece. I did love everything else this time. I will wait a year or more before rewatching it.

You know you are right, there are so many movies out there that I haven't seen, why see the ones that I have already seen?

If you can remember, how long have you wauted before rewatching all the films in your top 10? And how long do you usually wait before rewatching a movie?

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julinona on 8/26/2013 Reply  · 

I do understand why people love that scene. I don't even know the specific reasons for disliking that particular chapter. I am glad you love that movie so much. Would you call it a masterpiece? I personally wouldn't, just because of that chapter.

A decade? WOW! I don't think I could wait that long. I will try to wait at least 2 years before I rewatch my top 5. I have seen Fight Club 3 times and I was disappointed by it the last 2 times. I only keep it that high because of my first viewing and the impact that it had on me.

I have a question for you: What are some films that you would call overrated? I would say: "Silence of The Lambs", "Star Wars Original Trilogy", "Jurassic Park", "Forrest Gump", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

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shane24 on 8/29/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm, well my favourite is Chritian Bale. But is it because he's the batman in my favourite movies? Or because I genuinely love his performance? I would say that I love his performance, but at times his voice has annoyed me. I've got used to it, though. :) I definitley like him more than Clooney!

This is how I'd rank them

Bale
Keaton
Kilmer
Clooney

I would choose Adam West over Clooney and Kilmer if his movie was Theartrical released.

How do you rank them?

Also, can I have your thought on Cloud Atlas and Naked? I personally loved Cloud Atlas, but can totally see why it's such a divisive movie. I want to know about Naked because it's high on my Flickchart list of shame.

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julinona on 8/31/2013 Reply  · 

I am still torn between Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction, I don't know which one to choose as his best work. I enjoy Pulp Fiction more, but on the other hand, Inglourious Basterds doesn't have one dull moment, and everything works perfectly. Also IB might just have the most well-written Tarantino character ever; Hans Landa. If someone would say that either is a masterpiece, I would agree.

By that definition, we can conclude that Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola etc. only gave one masterpiece to the world, and I don't agree with that, i.e: Godfather I/II; Taxi Driver/Raging Bull; 2001: A Space Odyssey/A Clockwork Orange. They are all masterpieces. Would you agree with me?

I don't think those movies did what they set out to do perfectly and more. I strongly disagree, mostly with the second part of the sentence.

I think the entire Star Wars trilogy is overrated, not only RotJ, I think they are too childish. If people considers them favorites, it's fine by me. Film is very subjective as an art form, everyone has different taste, but people saying they are the best movies of all time, I strongly disagree with them.

Silence of The Lambs- I didn't find Anthony Hopkins performance mindblowing, I don't think Jodie Foster was Oscar-worthy, the only awesome thing about the movie was Buffalo Bill, he was the one that was menacing and scary, not Hannibal Lecter. I have watched the movie twice so over-hype is not a reason that I didn't enjoy this movie.

Jurassic Park- BORIIING. As Homer Simpson would say. Dull characters. The movie starts getting interesting after 50 minutes, and then it stops being interesting. Bad movie.

Forrest Gump- Way too cartoonish. I don't think Tom Hanks gave such an incredible performance like others think.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest- I actually really enjoy, and don't mind when people call it a masterpiece, but I call it overrated because it's in the top 15 of all time. Ahead of Citizen Kane and many more greater movies. The same thing on the IMDB top 250 page.

To sum it up with a short sentence, they don't work for me.

The Thin Red Line you say, well I expect that movie to be on everyone's "overrated movies" list, that's why it's my pick for the most underrated movie of all time. I would also add a History of Violence to that list. What are some of your picks for underrated movies?

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shane24 on 9/5/2013 Reply  · 

I see where you're coming from with Cloud Atlas and the 'leprechaun', but I didn't think of him as that. I may be wrong, but I just saw him as a more demon-like personality of that character (can't remember his name) In a post acopolyptic world, wouldn't the savagery and evilness be heightened?

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Kate668 on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

Well, it would depend on the character, I don't think I can give you a definitive answer on that! Not at the moment anyway, maybe I will get back to you on it :)
I like strong characters that are also flawed in some way, but I think everyone is probably interested in characters like that.

Do you have specific thoughts on the best character traits? It's difficult for me to think of individual examples at the moment. I blame the fact that it's been a long Monday at work, haha.

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Kate668 on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

Looks like you enjoyed Ruby Sparks, I have it 2% higher than you. It was a nice surprise to me, great movie and performances.

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Kate668 on 9/16/2013 Reply  · 

OK I've been thinking :)
I do like characters with a sense of humour too.
But I also like characters who are loners, there's just something about characters like Ryan Gosling's Driver from my number 2 movie that I really get involved with.
I really enjoyed the characterisation in The Way, Way Back which I saw recently too.
I enjoy watching psychopathic characters as well, however weird that sounds! Anything to do with psychology and morality, I like that stuff.

Is there anything you're looking forward to seeing at the cinema? Do you go to see films much?
I'm looking forward to Rush the most. Might go and see White House Down for some mindless action as well.

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Kate668 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

I'm actually looking forward to seeing Sharknado sometime soon, glad you enjoyed it!

Ah, you're in for a treat with the remaining episodes of Breaking Bad, I don't know how they're keeping the standard so high, it really is awesome! I've been watching the final season of Dexter at the same time, and it pales in comparison with Breaking Bad.

I don't think Shane and I have talked every single day, but probably close to that! We just like chatting to each other I guess, and we don't annoy each other with the frequency of messages. If either of us are busy then we reply whenever we can.

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PiccoloKing on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

When it comes to Nolan's films, I honestly have a hard time making a distinction between "best" and "favorite". I've enjoyed every film he's ever made. I genuinely feel he makes good movies. The Prestige was originally behind Inception but its second viewing was absolutely mindblowing, and hence the jump into my top 10. I guess I also have an easier time loving Begins, considering it's quite underrated on this site (some people actually prefer Batman Forever to it). Inception is without a doubt ONE of Nolan's best, so wouldn't mind giving the third position to either of the three. They're all great. Memento and TDK definitely deserve the top two spots, though.

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Kate668 on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, wow you caught up quick! It's such an amazing season isn't it.
I enjoyed the trailer clip, thanks! I never noticed the foreshadowing with the pink bear before it was highlighted on that trailer! Afterwards, I ended up watching a youtube clip of Aaron Paul on The Price Is Right, he was hilarious :D

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shane24 on 9/24/2013 Reply  · 

Aussie ranking system G, PG, M15+, MA15+, R18+

Well, we have both seen This Film is Not Rated, so we know how terrible they can be. I need to see it again, I have forgotten much of what was revealed. Maybe you can tell me what they said about the violence? Australia is different anyway. We have a bigger break between adult and "child" viewing (our top two ratings are MA15+ and R18+)

As far as my own thoughts. Well, I do remember some very violent movies that should, in my opinion, be up higher. The one that really comes to mind is Saw 3. In Australia, that got an MA15+, which I find completely absurd!

I remember that Blue Valentine got an NC-17 rating. After seeing that movie, I couldn't understand the thought process of the board. Sure, graphic sex should be in the NC-17 spot, but I don't believe Blue Valentine had anything of that nature. To think this got a higher that Saw 3 is a joke.

What do you think? I might be able to add some thoughts to what you say. Great question by the way. :)

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shane24 on 9/24/2013 Reply  · 

Did you enjoy Spring Breakers?

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shane24 on 9/27/2013 Reply  · 

I think 'porn' is a bit harsh a word to describe sex in movies in most cases. But I know what you mean. Parents don't want to awkwardly explain what's happening when a sex scene is in a movie. With violence, they can just say 'it's not real'.

The MPAA gave an NC-17 because of the oral sex scene. Many believe because it was on a woman that it got the higher rating. I agree with you also about the context. So how can a sex scene between a husband and wife be deemed as a NC-17 film, while Saw 3 has an R rating? If it's something like Shortbus, then I completely understand the rating.

I think The Dark Knight would of been considered for a higher rating. Personally, I found the pencil scene hilarious (I have a phobia of eyes), so that didn't bother me. It's more for the intensity in the Joker that I could see it considered for the higher rating. But as long as it's labelled properly (strong themes, violence etc.) then I
don't have too much trouble with it.

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shane24 on 9/27/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for your thoughts on Spring Breakers. I can't actually remember coming out of the cinema feeling more conflicted towards a movie. I loved James Franco (u also laughed at the repeated whispering of spring break) in the movie, but many other scenes didn't work for me. I would assume this will be more enjoyable on re-watch now I know what to expect. My brother-in-law gave it at most a 5/10 for Franco when we watched it. Then he watched it with his brother a month ago and gave it an 8/10.

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shane24 on 9/27/2013 Reply  · 

Do you think Triangle took many ideas form Timecrimes?

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shane24 on 9/27/2013 Reply  · 

*from.

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Kate668 on 10/3/2013 Reply  · 

It was such a superb final season of Breaking Bad, wasn't it! I would say that Ozymandias was my favourite too, it left me reeling, such a fantastic episode, expertly paced.

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shane24 on 10/12/2013 Reply  · 

Did you love Before Midnight? I have the first two very high on my list, so I'm very keen to see it.

Do you have a number one movie that you love because it's so bad?

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shane24

shane24 on 10/17/2013 Reply  · 

Alva!.......Alva!.........Alva!........Alva!!!.........There you are!!! :D You saw it! Please tell me your thoughts, I'm very interested. Can you please give me your score out of ten also? I know not to follow the percentages too accurately.

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shane24 on 10/19/2013 Reply  · 

I understand why you would feel conflicted about his treatment of Alva, but for me, I was laughing the whole time. Maybe it's just that I have a evil sense of humour? Possible, but I just love every second. The movie fits my sense of humour perfectly.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 10/21/2013 Reply  · 

I hadn't even heard of the Bechdel Test before you mentioned it! So I don't really have strong feelings about it at the moment.....do you? I'll read a bit more about it. I don't really like watching stuff like Sex and the City, I find it banal. And I'm not a chick flick fan.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 11/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, yeah I love Fawlty Towers! Timeless comedy :D I also love Monty Python's Flying Circus, which is more surreal comedy.

I saw a bit more on The Bechdel test, lots of popular movies fail the test! It is rather eye-opening, and disappointing that it shows the lack of varied roles and scripts for women in certain movies.

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shane24

shane24 on 11/15/2013 Reply  · 

I'm sorry I didn't answer your other question, mate. Work has been stressful, so I haven't wanted to think too much after work you see. I'm relaxing this weekend, so I'll try and answer both your questions. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 11/17/2013 Reply  · 

Okay, going back to your other question.

It really does depend what mood I'm in. Usually after a hard days work, I want some escapism. I don't want to be thinking too deeply about a movie. If I'm relaxed, sure, I will throw on a movie like Ugetsu, Sansho and the Bailiff or 12 Angry Men. But if I have to give an answer, I would probably go with spectacle & action marginally.

How about you?

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shane24 on 11/17/2013 Reply  · 

Critics are guides, not a final decision maker on a film. One finds a critic, or critics they like, and decide whether they want to see a movie or not. I'm not for anybody having sole say on something. That's dictating. There job is to offer an opinion on the film, that's all.

Who really cares if someone likes Transformers 2. If someone likes it, who has the right to try and strip that away from them? I'm all for friendly debate about films to express differing opinions. But nobody has the right to take away enjoyment of the film from the person, even a critic. Even if it's 'unevolved', that person may only check out a few movies a year compared to Ebert's hundreds. Why should Ebert attempt to kill the experience for them?

Hell, it's all subjective anyway! I myself have many questionable movies up high. Do I care what critics say? No bloody way! I have Vampire's Kiss in my top 40, i have Shoot 'Em Up in my top 15, i have bloody 300 in my top 3! should I be critically bashed for liking them? Is my opinion not valid and 'unevolved', despite me loving critic favs like Taxi Driver, Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Raiders and Star Wars? I say no.

What's your opinion, mate?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/17/2013 Reply  · 

I don't know why you chose to ask me all these questions, but I enjoy answering them. I appreciate the effort, well done, mate. :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 11/29/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I love video games, have played them ever since I was little and will probably never stop, haha. I like role-playing games, and my favourite from the past few years is Red Dead Redemption. I like the Fable games on Xbox 360 as well.
I've heard good things about Portal, but it made me dizzy when I tried to play it. I had the same thing happen with Half-Life 2.
Do you have a favourite genre? Or do you only play occasionally?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/1/2013 Reply  · 

Okay, I'm with you on your first answer. I really enjoyed Ugetsu, but will I sit down and watch it over an action film? Probably not. Movies like this, for me, are great to watch once, but not all the time. If I was to watch Ugetsu, and similar movies, there will be a considerable break between viewings.

I liked the simplicity of Gravity. It was short, sharp, and to the point. This is no 2001, nor is it trying to be. This is for the viewer to be on the edge of their seats. For me, the plot that was there was borderline corny for me. So I don't think I wouldn't of wanted them to attempt more. As far as 2013 movies go, I have enjoyed many, yes. Is it because they're glossy and new? I'm don't think so, but I can't answer 100%.

By no means am I forgiving of the script problems of MoS. I thought it was pure laziness from Snyder. Scenes that should of carried dramatical weight to them (such as his dad dying), felt ridiculous and laughable for stupid, unrealistic decisions the characters made.

I'm an action guy. If I get thrilled enough that I get a reaction that I can barely sit still, then I forgive....... partially. It all really depends on the type of movie, you see. If something like Ugetsu had glaring plot holes, fair or not, I'm going to judge it harsher than a movie than delivers a key ingredient (action) I look for in movies.

As you said, it's great when you get both good action and script. I wish movies were more successful at combining the two. But not all movies inspire to have deep, well rounded characters. Like Shoot 'Em Up. That doesn't inspire for nothing but fun. Do I worry? Nope, because I get a thrill from watching it. On the other hand, there's Sucker Punch. Man, I was looking forward to that movie for ages! I absolutely loved the trailer! Even when the reviews came out, I gave it the benefit of the doubt. That movie is shit. It's a weak script, and empty, soulless action. Sure it's subjective, but when both script and action are failing, then that's when I have a major problem.

So what I'm saying is if a movie is weak in one area, sure I can be annoyed. But that doesn't mean I write the movie off entirely. I want to enjoy the movie, I'm looking for a reason to like the movie. So if a redeeming quality appears (like the action in MoS), then I go along with it. Do I still consider the faults in my score? Sure, it would be silly not to. but the question that can be raised from my thoughts could be 'is it unfair to judge movies on a different scale?'. It very well could be, but it's the individuals choice.

I agree with your second message completely. As long as Armond White is doing it for the right reasons (he truly believes in what he's saying) and isn't just being a contrarian for the sake of it, then I have no problem with it.

No, it can't hurt at all to have discussions, mate. I was just surprised you wanted to discuss these things with me. Don't take that in a bad way, I was just surprised, that's all. :)

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Seb

Seb on 12/3/2013 Reply  · 

sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here in a while.

I'd say its PTA's weakest film. an impressive debut nonetheless tho. 3.5/5. what do u think his weakest is?

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djones16

djones16 on 12/5/2013 Reply  · 

thanks for the friend request man

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Shane24comments2 on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 


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

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shane24 on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

My other page works now. Leave any questions you have wherever you want to now. I'm not too sure how long I'll keep the other profile going, but I will for now. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and what do you think of Elysium?I was so excited for it, but I ended up havinging a few problems with it.

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shane24 on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

Good points. I will read that sites thoughts later..... very early here. I just found that there was far too man coincidences that lined everything up for Matt Damon's character to get on-board Elysium. This really left me disinterested for a good chunk of the movie.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for accepting my friend request!l see you are a Kubrick fan.He is my favorite director right now.Cool list by the way!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

I guess they do matter to a point........for smaller, independent films and documentaries, awards can attract the right sort of attention, like Searching For Sugarman at the Baftas and Oscars, I'm not sure I would have known about it until much later if I hadn't seen it was nominated.

Mainly I enjoy the spectacle of the Oscars, and looking at who wore what.

Do you have a view on the subject? Do you think awards matter?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

They shouldn't be seen as definitive, I agree. I thought that Michael Fassbender should have got an Oscar nomination for Shame, but maybe Shame was too explicit a movie for them, which is a great pity because Fassbender was stunning in it.

You make a good point about the directors who have been snubbed too.
I didn't see much of Franco's hosting, sounds like that's a good thing, haha.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/18/2013 Reply  · 

Key 1999 movies I like (Any major movie I left off i either dislike, or rate low.)

American Movie
American Beauty
Fight Club
The Green Mile
The Hurricane
The Iron Giant
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
The Matrix
Princess Mononoke
Magnolia
Man On the Moon
Run Lola Run
The Sixth Sense
South Park
Stir of Echoes
The Straight Story
10 Things I Hate About You
Toy Story 2

Key movies I haven't seen from 1999

Cider House Rules
Boys Don't Cry
Dinner Game


Key movies I like from 2007 (same applies as above)

Smokin' Aces
Breach
Zodiac
Black Snake Moan
300
Reign Over Me
The Lookout
Grindhouse
28 Weeks Later
Hot Fuzz
Once
Paprika
Knocked Up
Eagle vs. Shark
Black Sheep
1408
Die Hard 4.0
Ratatouille
Transformers
Sunshine
The Simpsons Movie
The Bourne Ultimatum
Hot Rod
The King of Kong
Superbad
3:10 to Yuma
Shoot 'Em Up
Eastern Promises
Into the Wild
Michael Clayton
30 Days of Night
Gone Baby Gone
Out of the Blue
The Education of Charlie Banks
No Country for Old Men
The Mist
The Savages
I Am Legend
Walk Hard
There Will Be Blood

Key movies I haven't seen from 2007

Bridge to Terabithia
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Colour Me Kubrick
Waitress
Ten Canoes
Rescue Dawn
Dan in Real Life
Reservation Road
Margot at the Wedding
The Kite Runner

Well, now that I've broken it down like that, I will have to say 2007. There is major movies like No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood int there. Plus 300 and Shoot 'Em Up, which both feature very high on my list. Sure, they're not technically better than The Matrix or Fight Club, but my enjoyment is right up there. The sheer numbers in favour of 2007 also made it easier for to choose. How about you? To me, you seem like a 1999 guy/girl.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/20/2013 Reply  · 

Is there a reason you picked those two years?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/22/2013 Reply  · 

Sometimes I go through and look at my flickchart friends' top 100. But, I don't retain the info, so I don't worry too much about it. I find it's easier to discover their taste in film by conversing with them.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 12/28/2013 Reply  · 

Hey! Yes, thanks for the link, I watched it on Christmas Eve. Hearing the music at the end of the clip made me ridiculously excited, haha I can't wait to see the new episodes :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/3/2014 Reply  · 

I don't know, depends on the friendship I guess, there are different types of boundaries.
What prompted you to ask? Was is my comment on Kick-Ass 2 on Shane's page?

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Kate668 on 1/5/2014 Reply  · 

I wouldn't be offended if you ever felt uncomfortable discussing anything on here, and am not offended by you asking the friendship/boundaries question, I just wondered where it came from, as it seemed a bit random, that's all :)

Sherlock was very enjoyable for me as well! So much so that I gave it a second viewing this week. It was worth waiting 2 years for! Looking forward to the next episode later.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/7/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of The Sweet Hereafter? I want to see it, but I bloody can't find it anywhere.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

I'm still learning your taste, so I'm still not fully aware. You have good taste, I can say that without a doubt. The question in my head is whether you can embrace the more wackier movies. What say you, mate? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 1/9/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry, I didn't actually mean comedies. Just movies that could be considered very bad, but you get enjoyment from them anyway. For example, me liking Sleepaway Camp.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/9/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, that's what I mean. It's better to find out what people like by talking to them. You should give Sleepaway Camp a go someday. It's by no means a "good" movie, but it has a great wtf ending.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/11/2014 Reply  · 

I just clicked submit and the comment didn't go through!

After thinking a bit, I would say Molly, but I think Watson would be a good laugh on a night out.

Did you think I'd say Sherlock? Cos he can be a bit of an arse, but I suppose he has his moments and is fiercely loyal.

Who would you pick?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/12/2014 Reply  · 

Are you willing to watch controversial movies like A Serbian Film to have an opinion? Or avoid them completely?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/13/2014 Reply  · 

Haha no, I can be objective even if I do find him attractive, he's just a character.

What did you think of the third episode 'His Last Vow'? Did you see it yet?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/17/2014 Reply  · 

I did watch Antichrist with a friend, but that was more of a test to see if we could handle it more than having an opinion. I've decided I don't need that stuff in my head. Each time i watch something like Martyrs or Hostel (I have an eye phobia), the leave mental scars. I was left in a dark place for the rest of those days. That's why I'll avoid anything like A Serbian Film.......ESPECIALLY the P.O.S.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/19/2014 Reply  · 

Sounds like they didn't like it?

**************Sherlock S3 Spoilers *******************



In my opinion, Mycroft is powerful enough to engineer all that stuff to protect his brother, Sherlock described him to Watson once as 'the most dangerous man you'll ever meet'. He's not just a government official, it's more than likely he IS the government.

So I don't really have a problem with the(admittedly convenient) turn of events at the end :)

*******************Sherlock S3 Spoilers *******************

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shane24

shane24 on 1/19/2014 Reply  · 

Are you on Letterboxd?

Now that you've seen 12 Years a Slave, how do you feel about Almond White calling Steve McQueen a 'garbageman'?

I found 21 pretty shitty. How about you? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 1/19/2014 Reply  · 

I'm listening to Armond White talk on the /Filmcast. I'm not sure what to believe about it now.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/19/2014 Reply  · 

I'm sorry. That bit of info must of left my brain. I should have known. I probably forgot because you're not on there frequently. I understand your reason for not being on there.

Hah! :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/22/2014 Reply  · 

I love the 'how much are they paying you to be here' scene, that's probably my favourite.

The scene with Donnie and his mum ('it feels wonderful') is so good too, really affecting.

And the lighthearted stuff as well, the dinner table scene right at the beginning, and 'I seriously doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!' haha.

What's your favourite scene?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

Haha, I love all those bits you mentioned too, especially Donnie remonstrating with his teacher on the fear/love timeline. And that opening sequence is stunning.

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gaveecho on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

I thought it was a lot of fun, very entertaining. I'm not really sure what my favorite quote would be. "What if someone calls my mama a whore?", "Is she?". That was pretty funny but there was plenty more, the famous "I fucked guys like you in prison" was kinda hilarious how it was delivered.

I think I talked to you about Being John Malkovich a long while back and I told you I'd let you know what I thought of it when I seen it. Well, I only seen it recently and thought it was pretty great, I can see why it's in your top 10.

Thoughts on Her? I can't wait to see it.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2014 Reply  · 

How was Coraline?

I'm with you, I'm not a fan of Malick either. I don't even like Badlands. But I'm still open to seeing again to see if I change my mind. I don't think I would do that for any of his other films.

I'm not a Fellini fan either. His films are just pretentious and boring to me. I get nothing from them.

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julinona

julinona on 2/5/2014 Reply  · 

I hadn#t forgotten about your comment, I actually tried to write it twice, and both times it didnät go through, so I got pissed and I didn't try anythin after it. I should have left a small comment explaining the reason, but I forgot. Another time later I tried to write the comment with calmness and peace, but it didnät go through again. Then I gave up. Thanks for the link though, hope you dont think I'm an asshole.

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julinona

julinona on 2/6/2014 Reply  · 

You are right, but sometimes you just think that everything is going to be alright and you go along with it, or maybe sometimes I just forget.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/10/2014 Reply  · 

I also like Hiddleston a lot as Loki, but I also like Thor as a character and Chris Hemsworth who plays him, I also think the two play off each other brilliantly.
The first movie really stuck with me, I liked Kenneth Branagh's direction, the Shakespearean feel in the scenes from Asgard and the dialogue, with the contrast to Jane's world. The comedic touches were well done too.

The second movie was a great experience in the cinema for me, I like superhero/comic book/action movies and science stuff anyway, and was looking forward to The Dark World after seeing Avengers, Iron Man 3 etc as it carries part of the story on in the Marvel universe. It didn't disappoint me. Hope I've made sense to you even if you don't agree, haha.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/10/2014 Reply  · 

Wow I slightly overused the word 'also' in that first paragraph!

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MaritimeAviator

MaritimeAviator on 2/11/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the add. Cool top 10! I like that you have Magnolia in there. Not many of my friends appreciate that one like I did. Great taste!

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julinona

julinona on 2/18/2014 Reply  · 

You don't have to repost it, I'll take a stab at it probably later in the week.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/2/2014 Reply  · 

Remakes can be good(Little Shop of Horrors, The Departed for example), but sometimes they can be a bad idea(Pink Panther - which admittedly I haven't seen, but I refuse to believe Steve Martin is a better Clouseau than Peter Sellers!).
What do you think? Are you in favour of certain remakes or do you think the original movies should be left alone?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/6/2014 Reply  · 

Absolutely agree. Funnily enough, I just watched the 1955 movie The Ladykillers for the first time, and I don't get why someone would want to remake a movie which was a great accomplishment the first time around. But then I guess the Coen brothers thought they could bring something new to it. Maybe I'll see it sometime and judge for myself. :)

No, I didn't see the Oscar ceremony, only the pictures and news reports. It looked like a really fun night!

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shane24

shane24 on 3/6/2014 Reply  · 

It's simple, I just have it too high. I will move it later, i'm too tired to at the moment. However, o still don't hate it like so many people. There's many terrible parts, but i've seen much worse.

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Linzeda

Linzeda on 3/7/2014 Reply  · 

Impressive Top Ten! ;)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/14/2014 Reply  · 

I found the interactive video game interesting, and quite plausible that we could be playing something like that in the near future(I think I prefer a controller to waving my hands around, though). I was a bit confused as to whether the abusive kid was another player online, or part of the game though. He seemed like one of those whiny kids you encounter on xbox live, it was a funny scene, I liked it :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/14/2014 Reply  · 

the 'perfect mom' game was funny too, it seemed like more of a parody to me.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/26/2014 Reply  · 

How much exposition can you handle?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/26/2014 Reply  · 

Can't say I do read any critics in particular, I will often read reviews though. I'd never heard of James Berardinelli!


Is there anything coming up at the cinema that you're looking forward to? Anything on DVD you're excited to see?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/29/2014 Reply  · 

I'm usually fine with exposition as long as something is being explained to a character, and not just to us. Take Inception for example. Hobbs is explaining the rules to Ariadne, whilst explaining to the audience. It's necessary exposition. If Nolan didn't tell the audience the rules, they would then be complaining tat they didn't know what was happening. The exposition that I can't stand is info just for the audience. I'll use Denzel Washington's movie Fallen as the example. In that movie, Washington plays a cop. His partner remarks to him that they had been partners for 15 years (a number like that), info he would already know, told in a clunky way just for us. I feel that basic info like that is unnecessary. If a script is good, the audience should be able to understand their relationship by what is shown to us, without force feeding us the info.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 3/30/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm one of the few people... no, make that very few people who consider Shutter Island to be one of Scorsese's absolute best works. The reason it's that high is probably because it genuinely messed with my brain and almost single-handedly redefined the significance of sanity. That it's more subjective a concept than we think it is (Memento had a similar effect on me as well). It also helps that I'm intrinsically attracted to psychological dramas, especially those that incorporate post-noir elements.

SI is well acted, wonderfully directed, and oozes a dangerous atmosphere amidst the rocky Peddocks Island that's in part complemented by a gloomy soundtrack. I've only seen it once so shit can still hit the fan hard on a second viewing but I doubt it. If you found the twist too predictable, perhaps a rewatch is in order? With that out of your mind, maybe you'll be able to appreciate the experience a bit more.

It sure as fuck is better than Wolf, I'd say.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 3/30/2014 Reply  · 

Just noticed you found the twist "not shocking" and not predictable. I don't know what to say to that... :/

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 3/31/2014 Reply  · 

Nah, man, I did enjoy Wolf but that film was... I don't know.. too much excess? Scorsese didn't really do anything new with it as opposed to Shutter Island where he actually tried something unique and fresh with the nature of dread and paranoia ( given his filmography). I'll take the indulgence of SI over the excess of Wolf.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 4/2/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request! Great to see 2001 and Vertigo in your top ten list. :)

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Shane24comments2 on 4/6/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, quotable dialogue for sure! Some cases I like realistic dialogue, but I hear that every day. I want dialogue that will stick with me well after the film is over. How about you?

You'll have to comment on my other page. The other one keeps dropping out because there's too many comments.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/6/2014 Reply  · 

You go, girl!

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shane24

shane24 on 4/7/2014 Reply  · 

My original page is working....for now. :) Post where you like, I'll be checking both pages frequently for the time being.

I agree, it does depend on the movie. Some movies require realistic dialogue to work. That's when miscasting hammy actors backfires. They try and turn the dialogue into something it's not.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/7/2014 Reply  · 

Is The Last Tempation of Christ watchable for somebody who isn't religious? Can the story be interpreted?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/7/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, I getcha, and yes, Scorsese is awesome. I just wouldn't label myself an atheist either. Technically, it's probably right, but I don't want to part of anything for or against religion.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/10/2014 Reply  · 

Damn. That came out wrong. I was going to sleep when you posted that, and didn't want to leave the reply for the next day. I thought you'd find my comment funny.

No offence intended (and none taken).

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shane24

shane24 on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

What's your thoughts on Blue Valentine?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

You're right! :) Ah, oh well, that alright mate. How about this then! :) How was Carnage? I haven't seen that film.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks, I may check it out one day. Not in a rush after what you said. :)

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/16/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the request! :D i can see you got great movie taste, i revisted fight club the other day, it's such an amazing film. Magnolia really is a beautiful movie right?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 4/17/2014 Reply  · 

Ooh that would depend on a few things. I couldn't just recommend a movie without knowing what the person liked and disliked. I think Groundhog Day is pretty accessible for everyone, though.

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/18/2014 Reply  · 

No problem ;) Because it's the one movie, that no matter how many times I watch, I can simply never get tired of it! I love nearly every single thing about it, none of the characters are boring, Joe Pesci is also just fucking awesome. I love the whole idea of rising up to the top and falling way back to the bottom, and even though the characters are bad, there still ridiculously entertaining. Robert DeNiro also gives a solid performance, but's it's mostly Liotta and Pesci's movie ;) It's simply the closest to perfect a movie can get in my opinion, I cant find anything wrong with it, I love every single thing about it! But thats my opinion, what did you think?

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 4/19/2014 Reply  · 

The Departed is fantastic. I recommend you watch The Big Lewbowski, it's a great movie ;) The Princess bride is also a classic.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/30/2014 Reply  · 

Nah, you're right mate. I was just nice to her, then she snobbed me for some reason. She never replied, so I moved on.

I understand, because some questions we have take some thinking. I've taken a considerable amount of time to comment to you in the past, but I always got back to you (I hope).

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/1/2014 Reply  · 

I really like your list even though we don't have much in common but sometimes I wish I'm into films like 2001 Empire Strike Back and all that type of stuff

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shane24

shane24 on 5/2/2014 Reply  · 

Did you understand my explanation above? Also, I'm not bringing it up because you didn't message, I'm just following up because I'm curious. :)

How were We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg for you? For me, i loved We Need to Talk About Kevin, but really didn't like the latter.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/5/2014 Reply  · 

Ah, good.

I loved We Need to Talk About Kevin, but I found Cherbourg to be painful. I was enjoying it for, hmm, five minutes, but the constant singing really grated on me.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

I can't really say I prefer either, I love both indie and mainstream, but sometimes will choose one over the other. Both can grate on me, depending on mood.
Do you have a preference?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

My thoughts exactly. :) You can't dismiss a whole genre like that, people who do that really don't know what they're talking about.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/11/2014 Reply  · 

I just watched Signs today. What did you think?

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shane24

shane24 on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

Is that link for the film Signs, or the short film? Links don't work on the iPad, and I went to the best page in the universe, and found a funny page of crude drawings making fun of the aliens. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 5/13/2014 Reply  · 

Ah, I thought you may have just watched Signs recently, as you added it on icheckmovies. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 5/18/2014 Reply  · 

What movie improved the most for you on a second viewing?

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shane24

shane24 on 5/18/2014 Reply  · 

Citizen Kane went from the 1800s, to my top 200. :) Quite a bloody leap. :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/26/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, no I haven't seen it, thanks for the recommendation!

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shane24

shane24 on 5/29/2014 Reply  · 

Man, good question. If I had a hat on, I'd take it off to that question. :) Okay, i think product placement is fine, but should just be part of the background, and not central in a shot. Personally, I prefer real, to fake brands. Especially if the world in the film is supposed to be our world. I mean, if somebody in the film is on Facebook, I would barely bat an eyelash.

What I don't like about product placement is when shots are designed specifically with the product in mind. Like, if a character has a drink of pepsi, and there's a tracking shot following the drink. Techniques like that, I find irritating. The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still did something like that. I remember because I nearly turned it off. Actually, I think it was even worse than how I described above. Reeves then sits down, and there is still a focus on the drink. Bloody hell!

I also find that it takes me out of the movie when a product is referenced by an actor in the middle of a sentence. Takes me of of the movie when it feels forced.

So, I think product placement has good and bad points. Weighing it up, I'd say I dislike it more than like it, basically because the integration of products into scenes has been handled poorly more frequently.

I just had one more thought as I wrote that last sentence. I may have seen more subtle product placement than in-my-face placement. So, the question must be, do they get you on a subconscious level? Do the products in films get in your brain sneakily? Or, are they not even thought about? We must also ask what's more effective? Having the product in the background? Or in your face? For regular movie watchers like us (I'm aware you may have a different opinion), we may enjoy the more subtle approach, because we're more aware of these things. Doesn't mean we'll get that product, but appreciate the effort of not smashing us over the head with it. However, for the general audience, advertisers can probably have a larger effect on people by having the product front-and-centre. So, it's a bit of pickle.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/30/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, the fake brands in Tarantino films are fine to me. It makes all the films feel like they're set in the same world.

Thoughts on Amazing Spider-Man 2?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

Did you find the the reason the villains hated Sider-Man were very petty?

Does it leave a bad taste in your mouth knowing why these movies exist?

Can you see a Sinister Six movie working?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

When Electro first got his powers, he didn't want to hurt anyone. Yet, one guy shoots at him, and what, he blames Spider-Man for that? Yes, mental health issues, but, it's still stupid.

I see what you mean about Harry, but I don't find it ver interesting.

Money, I agree, but more just to keep the rights away from Marvel. I don't care that they want to make money, I think the movies feel rushed, and unnecessary. They will churn these out year, after year after year, after year. Then, when they run out of ideas, they'll reboot it again.

I say all this, but I want to make it clear I gave the movie 4/5. Though, that may drop, as it's not holding up over time.

They are expanding the Spider-Man movies so the villains have their own movie. There's six of them that team up. There is also going to be a Venom movie, and I heard something about Carnage.

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kwlo7

kwlo7 on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

Hey!, congratz you are my first friend on flickchart! Hurrah for me and hurrah for you! Hurrah hurrah for us! :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/21/2014 Reply  · 

I tend to always finish movies even if they're boring me, but I must admit, I had trouble with What Women Want, and Signs. Maybe it's Mel Gibson's fault, I don't know, haha.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

Well hello, madam. :)

That is a lot of sport! I'll try watch some Wimbledon if I can, but the World Cup, is kinda hard for me. Growing up on Aussie Rules makes it hard to follow it. :) Glad you're enjoying yourself, though. :)

Only when you get a chance. I want you to just enjoy all the sport you can get. We can talk whenever. :)

Ooh, so you were burnt? Did anybody accidentally hit that spot? That's what usually happens.

My sister's new place isn't going too well. She had a shower upstairs, then the power went off downstairs. Water had leaked through a pipe, and knocked out the power. The electrician and plumber came and fixed it. She also has a toilet that rocks when you sit n it! That's a dismayed waiting to happen! But because the owner didn't mention it to the plumber, he was not allowed to fix it.

This will be a weird question. I'm going to list a bunch of guys, and I want to know if they're, in your opinion, pretty, or not pretty. :) Some may be good looking, but I only want to know if they're pretty. :) You may have to look some of these guys up, and you don't have to go into detail unless you need to say something. Ok, whenever you're ready! :)

Cam Gigandet

Kellen Lutz

Tom Hiddleston

Alexander Ludwig

Ryan Kwanten

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Zac Efron

Benedict Cumberbatch

Alex Pettyfer

Johnny Depp (young)

Johhny Depp (old)


Yeah, the Eagles won. But the other team is last on the ladder. The Western Derby this week, Fremantle will probably win. We need more midfielders! We also lost our captain to retirement. I'm kinda already looking to next year, whilst cheering them on. But they're so frustrating! They've go no guts! If they have the lead, they cannot keep it if a team starts putting pressure on them. They bloody roll over for them!

Do you know Aussies love to go to Bali? I don't know why, other than it's cheap! Do you know an Aussie dies every nine days in Bali? :O Doesn't sound appealing to me! I'd rather see my own country, at least I know what I'm getting.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

This is a comment I'm leaving for quite a few of you.

Please leave your comments over at Shane24comments2. My page constantly drops out when I try to load it. I have been unable to read comments 4901, and 4902. If that's you, please let me know. Hopefully this problem will be sorted out. I'll leave a message and hope that works.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/23/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't forgotten about your question. I'll get to it soon. Busy weekend!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

You seem to be quite discerning and have good taste, in my opinion.
I rewatched your number 20 the other night, just realised that we have very similar scores for Leon/The Professional. Ended up revisiting it after talking to my friend about going to see Besson's new movie Lucy. Do you have any interest in seeing it?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/25/2014 Reply  · 

I judge actors performance by how they make me feel usually. Heath Ledger had me stunned with his performance. My jaw was open. I was giddy at what I was seeing! It also depends on the tone of the film. Like, I think Nicolas Cage did an amazing acting job in Vampire's Kiss. I truly believe he was trying to be funny. Some people think he was just plain bad. Oh, and line delivery is a major part. If the actor doesn't have talent, or hasn't rehearsed the scene properly, you can really pick up on it.

How about you?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

The short answer is: Zodiac gets more disturbing with each viewing. Even though both films are serial-killer flicks their priorities in regard to themes, tone, atmosphere, approach to the actual procedural work are very different.

I love the setting of Se7en but it's always had a very fantastical quality to it, which makes the film feel a wee bit less authentic than Zodiac. Zodiac is effortlessly uncomfortable in comparison and not just by virtue of the fact that it's based on real crimes. Even the depictions of the crimes is unalike. Se7en takes you into oppressive, downright disgusting areas but let's your imagination connect the dots because only the aftermath is visible on the screen. However, in Zodiac the killer quite audaciously invades your personal space and as a result your sense of security. Murders are shown to be taking place in serene locations where one would traditionally feel comfortable: a routine cab ride, a tryst, a nice sunny picnic spot. It gets under your skin.

Se7en is about the search for the killer but Zodiac is about the search for the truth, for closure. The characters deep down probably realize as the years go by that they're not looking for something tangible, and this allows Zodiac to pose existential questions more thought-provoking than Se7en's substantial but straightforward do-you-help-others-or-wallow-in-apathy riddle.

I really like the dichotomy between truth and fact. All the facts at your disposal still may not be enough to lead you to the truth, and knowing the truth may not help in tracing back the path to those facts (I mean, how do you prove the killer guilty without facts?). If critiquing the information age is the yardstick, then Zodiac absolutely buries Fincher's other flick, The Social Network. To mention the more subjective/taste-related reasons, I do find Zodiac's take on obsession more relatable, its atmosphere more haunting, and the performances more sincere (although between the two films Spacey is the best performer).

Se7en is undoubtedly a masterwork, and Somerset's is possibly the most intricate, well-constructed character arc in film. But imo Zodiac is the best flick that's purely about crime, ever. You can juxtapose my lengthy comment on the match-up page against the new perspectives I've gained on the two after multiple viewings. All's not settled though. Se7en might some day reclaim its no. 1 title.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

I read somewhere that you watch your favorite films only once a decade. That's gotta be a pain in the butt. How do you remain so patient?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

I get your point about Se7en's climax but my comment was supposed to put emphasis on the way the murders are shot, in addition to their contextual significance. Se7en intentionally portrays the city as a figurative hell in which all kinds of psychos and morally revolting people are the denizens. It's shocking but it still makes sense. The violence presented in Zodiac however works in sharp contrast to the mundane and the everyday. That's how the idea of detached security is reinforced. For instance, the picnic-spot murder is very POV in its construction. The Zodiac killer is spying on the couple with the latter's line of sight matching the audience's vision making their subjectivity ours, his diabolic attire slightly blurred by the yellow dry grass when bam: a leisurely afternoon turns into a nightmarish event you won't be forgetting until your dying breath (for the surviving male, of course). The violent scenes -- which by the way are few and not very long -- still stick with you for that reason. Just my opinion.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/13/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry, but I won't be able to answer your question. I'm not being a snob, I'm just on holidays, and I just want to relax. I hope this doesn't annoy you, I'm just being honest. I hope it doesn't put you off asking me something in the future. My brain is kinda just checked out at the moment. :)

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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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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

Haha yeah I get asked that quite a bit. I'm just a huge Spider-Man fan I just really enjoy the movie. The movie features my two favorite Spider-Man villains (Electro & Green Goblin), I like the story, the visual style is great, and I love the score by Hans Zimmer. I understand why people don't like it but I dig it personally. Not sure if it'll stay at that spot forever but that's where it is for now :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/29/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, yeah I have seen the UK version of The Office and liked it a lot. Haven't yet got round to seeing the US version though! I've been enjoying a few episodes of Parks & Recreation recently, that's a documentary style US comedy too.

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shane24

shane24 on 10/1/2014 Reply  · 

I'll get back to you. I'm nearly finished with my road trip, and my mobile coverage keeps dropping in and out. I'm watching Gone Girl tonight, so I can answer your question better is I wait anyway. Oh, my other page is working for me again, so you can comment there. If you want to leave comments here because the page takes time to load, then that's fine by me.

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shane24

shane24 on 10/2/2014 Reply  · 

Oh no, I'll keep my thoughts very basic about Gone Girl. Won't give anything away. I've seen it, and loved it. I'll get back to you later.

An ironic hipster was mentioned (nothing to do with the plot), and I instantly thought of your user name. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/6/2014 Reply  · 

Fincher has a very consistent rate of films that I love. The only film I don't really like is The Game (too predictable). I also wasn't a fan of Alien 3, but I heard there's another cut that is worrying seeing. What isyour opinion?

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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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Kate668

Kate668 on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not really sure about Fantastic Four, but I do find it strange that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will appear in both X-Men and Avengers with different actors playing them(I realise they'll probably be in a different timeline though). That's when it becomes a bad thing, because the Marvel universe can get a bit confusing. I guess 20th Century Fox and Marvel own a bit of the characters each?

I like what Sony have done with the Amazing Spiderman movies, but maybe Marvel would do a better job, they certainly can't seem to do any wrong of late, Guardians of the Galaxy being a recent example.

What's your opinion on the movie rights issue?

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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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Kate668

Kate668 on 11/2/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the imdb link, it was interesting to read. Seems a bit silly that the franchises of X-men and Avengers aren't allowed to cross over with each other!
I'm interested to see what Taylor-Johnson will bring to the role. I really liked Evan Peters as Quicksilver in DOFP.

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shane24

shane24 on 11/17/2014 Reply  · 

Martin Scorcese winning his first Oscar for The Departed comes to my mind. I mean, seriously, how does that happen? What do you think?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/17/2014 Reply  · 

Really shows how unnecessary the Oscars are when people like that don't win.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/18/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry, I'm on my iPad, so I can't access that link. If you tell me what to look up, I will gladly watch it.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/27/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for telling me, I found it funny. What was your favourite part? I laughed at Bay quite a bit.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/28/2014 Reply  · 

I agree completely. I think they underestimated what Tarantino watches. He bloody watches everything? If I recall, he ismsearching for more films to watch.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/5/2015 Reply  · 

I'm assuming you're referring to Marvel Comics as a whole, Spider-Man and X-Men included.

I am a pretty huge fan of Raimi's trilogy. It and to a greater degree X-Men (the first two at least) played an integral role in propelling the movement of bringing artistic legitimacy to the superhero genre long before Nolan soared it into unpredicted artistic heights. Come to think of it you're probably right; I can be a bit more lenient with my rankings of these two, especially X-Men. I'll surely reconsider.

The MCU stuff does not work for me at all, unfortunately. Iron Man (2008) showed a lot of promise but it's been downhill ever since. A large part of my distaste can be pinned on The Avengers initiative, which I feel compromised the individual arcs of these characters. Instead of progressing the thematic material, all of a sudden it became a priority to subsume everything under The Avengers program with quality discrete storylines being treated as afterthoughts. These misguided priorities on Marvel's part entailed a tunnel vision to the detriment of subsequent installments in the Iron Man franchise. The Avengers to me is nothing more than a nerdy cash-grab that brings together superheroes for the sake of bringing them together. You see, unlike X-Men The Avengers weren't conceived as a team unit. The superheroes were supposed to function within their separate comic-book universes disconnected from one another. Its success in the print medium is arguable, but it simply does not work in the film medium. In fact, this just might be one of the worst cases of shit getting shoehorned into areas it has no business being in the first place. Compare Alien vs Predator to its forerunners and you get the idea. Now crap like Batman vs Superman (what a title!) will see the light of the day.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 1/5/2015 Reply  · 

Happy New Year :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/18/2015 Reply  · 

Ooh, a great number of factors are involved in why I watch movies. Sometimes a bit of escapism is what I want, to be taken completely out of my world for a couple of hours. Other times I like to be moved by a film, to laugh, cry, to think about the story, the characters, even the direction, the score, the soundtrack.
If I'm going to the cinema, sometimes it's about having a good time with a friend or friends, although I have been to the cinema on my own in the past.

I could go on, haha. Do my reasons strike a chord with you? Why do you watch movies? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/21/2015 Reply  · 

I've been trying to think of an answer for you the last few days, but no plot holes jump out at me. I don't know why, because I know I've seen plenty. Maybe if you give me your answer, it'll spark an answer from me? :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/27/2015 Reply  · 

It was a completely absorbing experience for me. I love Linklaters slice-of-life style and how he plays with time and he does both of those best in Boyhood. I thought it was great how he managed to keep the tone consistent throughout the years and his films always feel sincere and thoughtful to me. I heard a good few people say they weren't emotionally invested but I was completely invested in the characters/story and I found a lot of it very relatable. Are you a fan of it?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/27/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've heard that complaint a fair bit - the one about him becoming a bit of a douche/annoying as he aged. I was okay with him though throughout, even in his philosophical ramblings I found him pretty funny and young enough to forgive the nonsense he was occasionally spouting. My biggest problem was actually the waiter; in a film that felt very natural the moment he returns just feels very forced and out of place. Love both of those as well, Dazed and Confused in particular, which is in my top 30 I think.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/2/2015 Reply  · 

A very good point about The Matrix. But damn, I'm still coming up blank when I try to think of any! I'm sorry. I'll have another think after work. Ha, I would usually love making fun of plot holes.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/17/2015 Reply  · 

Ahh yes Blackadder 2 is my favourite out of all the series, so many funny moments!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 4/5/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, do you mean in terms of season length? I think quality is always better than quantity, like Sherlock. Sometimes US shows feel like they have filler episodes to fit into long seasons.......the latest season of The Walking Dead has been a bit like that for me.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/9/2015 Reply  · 

Logical sad ending for sure. It may knock me around a bit initially, but I would much prefer it. I wish I could name some movies with sad endings, but I can't, because you are bound to not seen all of them. When I was younger a sad ending would've annoyed me, but not anymore. It's realistic. Not everything works out for everybody. How the world is.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/9/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, how about yourself?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 5/3/2015 Reply  · 

Ooh that's quite a question.......it's a myriad of things, I don't know if I can break it down easily!

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shane24

shane24 on 5/24/2015 Reply  · 

I've been thinking about your question for a few days. I think the director has to be very consistent with his action films to apply. I also ruled out fellas like Gareth Evans and Pete Travis because they haven't made enough films yet. So, my decision ended up being James Cameron. He seems to deliver consistently.

What about you?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/2/2015 Reply  · 

Just letting you know, I haven't forgotten your question. I'm just giving it some thought every now and then before I answer. I am debating myself at the moment. Haha.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 8/29/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, sorry about the late response. I've drastically reduced the frequency of my visits to this site.

No, I don't think it’s misogynist to be honest. This sort of criticism is bound to arise when you have a messed up character like Amy who maliciously misuses the "female card". I mean, I doubt Fincher intended to sneer at those women who actually get abused, murdered, raped, and whatnot. Amy is an individual character herself, and her behavior/actions shouldn't be extrapolated to the entire gender, especially if said actions are never condoned in the film. Both the novel and the screenplay were written by a woman.

At any rate, Nick's sister and the female detective are portrayed in a somewhat positive light. Ironically, similar criticisms have been hailed at American Psycho as well, which has a MALE sociopathic counterpart to Lovely Amy. Mary Harron was clearly mocking the misogynist Wall Street mentality, not corroborating it.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/28/2016 Reply  · 

Hey, hope you're well! You are spot on with A Knight's Tale, haha. I haven't seen it for a while but I think I would still feel the same way about it.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 6/24/2017 Reply  · 

Hi!
I'm good thanks, hope you're well!
Thanks for the add over there, I haven't been there much but I'm sure I'll get into it. :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on Sep 5 Reply  · 

Hope you liked Fable! I started to play Mass Effect earlier this year, but my game crashed and I lost my saved data, I might start it again one of these days because I did enjoy playing it.

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