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jakedoo

4/13/2012 joined Flickchart

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jakedoo's Favorite Movies

Aliens Attack the Block Ready Player One The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Empire Strikes Back The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Return of the Jedi Raiders of the Lost Ark

jakedoo's Recently Added Movies

Ex Machina Sgt. Bilko Safe Haven Multiplicity Deadpool

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Comments (20)

 
FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 6/20/2012 Reply  · 

You have a great Top 10! I like to see someone like you with such an extensive love for great, classic movies. Can you tell me why Alien 3 is in there? Just wondering. And I haven't seen any Lord of the Rings movies, and I just saw the first and second ones today. Before I watch Return of the King, what do you like about it?

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/21/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for showing an interest in my Top 10. I'm trying to make my list more accurate but its so tedious without a drag and drop feature. Alien 3 is really a guilty pleasure for me mostly due to Ripley's emotional struggle with Newt's death and her bravery and ultimate sacrifice at the end. Also its a nice change of pace after the action heavy "Aliens"(which will solidly remain in my #1). For LOTR I prefer the extended films. The short answer on Return of the King is that it is exactly what I wanted from the book adaptation. Without giving too much away, there is a scene with over 6000 Rohirrim riders on horseback that gives me chills every time I see it!

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Caesar

Caesar on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting my friend request. Hey, I just watched Aliens for the first time just a few weeks ago! I've watched it two more times since then and I've enjoyed it more and more with each viewing. It keeps moving up my rankings. :)

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

You're welcome and thanks for inviting me :D

I've been a member since April and now that my list is getting a little more organized I thought I should participate in the community which so far has been insightful and fun. I'm glad you are enjoying Aliens, I wish I could have seen it at the theatre in 1986 but I was too young. Can you imagine a mom bringing a young kid to Aliens? :)

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Reelz

Reelz on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Your profile pic is awesome. Hicks is a great character and the whole shotgun dialogue is one of my favorite quotes in the film.

I love Children of Men. I haven't been floored like that by a film in quite a very long time. The action scenes feel realistic, due to the flawless cinematography, and the story is one of the best around. I really haven't seen anything like it.

Drive is also another movie that really floored me, so I guess that Children of Men was the first movie since then, lol. The marketing made it seem like it was just a ripoff of The Fast & The Furious, according to many disappointed audience members, and so I guess that's some of the cause behind all of the hate for it. It's pure story with crafty writing and some great acting. It's also gotta be one of the most unexpectedly violent films I've seen since No Country for Old Men. You will not see elevators the same way after watching Drive.

If you have streaming on Netflix, Drive is still available. I highly recommend seeing it. Just don't watch any trailers for it. Go into it blind. Just not literally of course.

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

ha ha ok. I do have netflix so I'll watch drive tonight. I admit the reason I haven't seen it yet is simply because I assumed it would be another fast and furious which was a pretty good show but I'm not really into cars for the sake of cars. But I'll go for a film with good story and writing any day.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks! I must say you have an awesome top 10. I love the Indy series, the Lotr trilogy and the OT Star Wars, and I like the first two Alien movies. But some of your movies between 11 - 20 are...controversial, to say the least. I mean, it's not often you see someone with a post-Aliens Alien movie or a Star Wars prequel on their top 20. Can you explain why they are so high on your list? I'd love to know.

Also, judging from your list, I think you'll like Planet Terror more than Midnight in Paris, seeing how most movies on your list are fun action-packed movies. Planet Terror is filled with action and awesome special effects. The movie is a blast to watch. Midnight in Paris doesn't have action at all, and I even doubt if you'll like it. I suggest you take the safe route and watch Planet Terror. :)

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

I don't know how long these comments can be so I think I'll make 2 replies to try to answer your comment...

I freely admit that the post-"Aliens" films in the series can't hold a candle to the brilliance of the first two films. 3 and 4 are guilty pleasures of mine. The reason for "Alien3" is explained in one of my replies above. Resurrection has many big flaws (such as Ripley being cloned "wtf?") but I like the complexity of Ripley's character. She's torn between the connection she feels with the Xenomorph's and her humanity.

There are some great scenes in the film, I'll share two. In one scene Ripley outsmarts an alien, when from under the floor she gets the attention of an alien by making the dead ship captain move. The alien comes in close to inspect the body and Ripley pokes a pistol through the hole in the captains chest and puts a bullet right through the aliens head. Then Ripley climbs out and everyone looks at her like "WTF?!". The second is the whole underwater scene where the aliens are swimming after the survivors. When they finally reach the surface it is covered by eggs. The panic that ensues with the eggs above and the aliens below and every second bringing them closer to drowning is the ultimate in suspense and dread. That whole scene is visually amazing and is capped off with a great sacrifice for a friend.

I won't bother defending SW Episodes 1 and 2 because although I enjoy watching them quite a lot, I'm not sure why they are on my top 20. They probably won't be there much longer :P

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

I'll watch both Planet Terror and Midnight in Paris. One flaw with Flickchart is that its very hard to accurately organize my list beyond 40 or so because its so tedious and there is no drag-n-drop feature. My top 20 is mostly Sci-Fi and Action because thats what I tend to enjoy the most, but I actually have a broad range of genres with films I really enjoy. I like romantic comedies such as "Return to Me", "How to lose a guy in 10 days", "Hitch", "Joe vs the Volcano", "Sleapless in Seattle", "While you were sleeping", and the list goes on. I guess you could say I have a Top 500 rather than a Top 10 :D

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Is anyone else frustrated that there is no way to search for 2 specific films to create a match up? If the 2 movies are popular I might be lucky and find the match up in the "discussion" area by browsing but that is tedious and usually doesn't work. My problem is that when "Re-Ranking" a single film, sometimes it ends up right below a movie that's not as good or right above one that is better. There is no way to just bump a movie up or down by one much of the time. The random match ups are only effective up to a point but now I want to refine my list and have no good way to do it :(

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/23/2012 Reply  · 

Update: I created a top 100 movie list on IMDB using my current Top 100 from Flickchart. I can then quickly sort the list using drag-n-drop. Once its sorted i re-rank each movie on my Flickchart top 100 starting at the top of my IMDB list and going down. It didn't take too long and now I can expand my IMDB list to Top 200 and keep going. The great thing is that if I change my mind on any movie I can now quickly drag it around on my IMDB list and then just re-rank it on Flickchart to reflect the new rank.

This way is much much quicker and forgiving than only using Flickchart's random "Match Ups" and "Re-Ranking" systems.

Hopefully Flickchart will eventually incorporate a drag-n-drop feature or something similar to speed up the ranking system and make it more forgiving when you want to move several movies around quickly. Until then, thank you IMDB for your drag-n-drop lists :D

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Update on the Updated :P IMDB's drag and drop lists were great till I found out you can only show 100 movies per page. Makes it tough to move movies between pages :(

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Just found out you can actually make a manual match up by typing in http://www.flickchart.com/discussion/17430983E9/vs/5D433DC51F (replace the numbers with the id's of the 2 movies you wanna rank.

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/24/2012 Reply  · 

I deleted all my rankings, sick of the bad algorithm. I'm going to add all movies individually, ranking them up once each. Seems much more efficient and accurate. 17,000+ rankings down the drain...oh well :P

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Caesar

Caesar on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I decided to do the same thing a few months back. It's an arduous process, but at least my rankings are now completely accurate. :)

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jakedoo

jakedoo on 6/27/2012 Reply  · 

Nice, glad to see I'm not alone in this :)

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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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jakedoo

jakedoo on 11/3/2012 Reply  · 

For anyone who wants to export their Flickchart you may do the following:

1- while viewing a Flickchart choose the "list" tab. Also choose 250 per page from the dropdown
2- right click on an empty area of the chart and choose "view source" or "view page source"
3- hit ctrl 'F' and type in "table" to find the start of the table
4- select and copy the entire table from "table" to "/table>"
5- open a blank excel spreadsheet (doesn't seem to work in open office)
6- right click on first cell and choose "paste special..."
7- from the available options choose "Text" or "Unicode Text" (both should work)
8- now that you have your pasted flick chart you can clean it up by deleting unwanted rows and columns
9- to remove hyperlinks select all remaining cells, right click and choose "Remove Hyperlinks"

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 6/30/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to see you love Alien 3. Which definitely is an underrated movie, if people can just overlook its inability to emulate its predecessors and just be entertained by the film, then maybe it will be praised more.

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/24/2013 Reply  · 

Great top 10, love those classic sci-fi movies

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