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Comments (945)

 
JC13

JC13 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I watched Double Indemnity 2 days ago and the whole time I was thinking: why the hell haven't I watched this before? I loved it! It will probably go up on my list when I watch it again.

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JC13

JC13 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Oh and great list by the way! Looks like you're a Nolan, Kubrick, Leone, and Hitchcock fan, I love them all as well. Glad to see someone else with Once Upon a Time in the West in their top 10!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

You have a great list too!It's very interesting that you like Once Upon a Time in the West more than The Good,The Bad and the Ugly.I love both,Once Upon a Time is probably a better movie,but I like most enjoy The Good,The Bad and the Ugly more.Thank you for being my friend also,I really appreciate it!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Fantastic top 10! I love that you have 2001 as you top movie!!! I am a 2001 junkie myself. I have it at #3, but I'm so tempted to bump it up even higher. It's easily the most though provoking movie I've ever encountered.

Also glad to see Psycho and Jaws in your top 10. I actually have Psycho in my top 5. It's just that good to me. And while I have Jaws in my top 20, I really wish I could find room in my top 10 for it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah,l love 2001.The first time l watched it,l was just an average movie watcher,but this movie,especially the last 10 minute's just blew my mind!This is the film that made me think of film more as an art than just simple entertainment.It really frustrate's me that when I show it to other friend's my age,all they can say is ''that was the most boring movie I've ever seen''.But it make's me happy to find other people how love it as much as l do.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I was blown away by the film when I saw it for the first time earlier this year. The last 20 minutes of the film affected me like no other film has. It really felt like an out-of-body experience to me. It does appear that "2001" is a divisive film. Ever since its release, people either love it or hate it. My mother and cousin loved it though, so I'm glad they share the same feelings as me. I've seen it a total of approximately 17 times and it still blows my mind. The experience this film evokes is mind-blowing. For me, "2001" is the greatest film ever made and I will be really shocked if anything tops the experience I first had with it.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the request! Glad to see that "2001" is your all=time favourite film just like mine!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

What is your opinion on Kubrick's other films?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

The only ones I've seen apart from "2001" are "Paths of Glory" and "Dr. Strangelove", both of which I really enjoy. I slightly prefer "Dr. Strangelove". but "Paths of Glory" is a great anti-war film.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

I have seen those 3,and ''The Killing"",which if you get a chance,you should really check out.It is a heist movie with Stanley Kubrick's style.Do I need to say any more?

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

No problem. I really liked Days of Heaven, it had fantastic and stunning cinematography and is possibly one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. The use of characters and storytelling is really great as well and I found the movie quite emotional. I'd love to see Days of Heaven again sometime because I think I'll like it even more and get a better understanding of its themes.

You have a superb list also with so many excellent picks!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for replying,you have a great list as well.I really liked it too,as far as cinematography goes,it might be the best movie l've ever seen.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

thanks 4 tha friend request your list of shame is unbeliveavle 2 me but i have 2 say 2001 is a solid number 1 pick

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

I just recently started watching movie's that are considered great,so l haven't seen too many.You have a great list by the way!

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

While I wouldn't consider myself a fan of The Beatles, I do enjoy and admire a lot of their work. That's what made me want to check out A Hard Day's Night. I didn't like it much. There isn't much of a plot, and the songs that are featured aren't among their best. Fortunately, the film isn't very long.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for giving me your opinion.You have a great list by the way!

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Well, that's a great question! I like both, but don't love either. However, Raising Arizona is the better movie in my opinion. Check out both when you get the chance. What do you have planned to watch soon?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, Kubrick's great. It's tough to find my preferred order for his films (Shining or Clockwork? gah), but I'm more or less satisfied with how they are.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Great list of films in your top 10! My god please do watch the movies on your list of shame Unless you've seen some of them!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting my request,do you have any suggestions for which film l should watch first?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. Come chat about movies whenever you want to. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry, I've never heard of that show before, so I can't tell ya. I'm not sure if other people will see your question that talk to me on my page, you may have to ask them directly, i'm not sure. :)

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm happy to accept it. Thanks for sending the request.

Your top 10 is sweet. Of course anyone who puts 2001 as their #1 is cool in my book, but you've got a really nice group of films to round it out. Psycho is my favorite Hitchcock and Strangelove is my 2nd favorite Kubrick. Also, I saw Once Upon a Time in the West for the first time only 2 weeks ago and fell in love with it, so it's nice to see that up there as well.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

Type your comment hhey everyone a couple fo times a week i will ask evryone about a certain movie this wil,l eb entitled yay or nay so for exampel if i said dark knight yay or ney i would either say yay if i think its a good movie and ney if i don't think its a good movie as well as reasons as to why hope you can stop bye and join in the conversation on my wall

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

l'll definitely check it out!

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

Great list! Thanks for the friend request :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Saddler, I have a ton of recommendations for you! Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Shawshank Redemption, Return of the Jedi, Back to the Future, The Last Crusade, The Shining, Die Hard, Blade Runner, THE MATRIX! (my favorite film of all time), The Usual Suspects, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Aliens, Saving Private Ryan, Temple of Doom, The Professional and thats just a few handpicked ones that you haven't seen (I was shocked that you hadn't seen any of these, they are ALL great)!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

I am a big fan of Bergman and I would absolutely recommend Wild Strawberries. I think that was the first film of his that I saw.

I haven't seen much from Fellini- Only 8 1/2 and La Dolce Vita, but both of them are easy 5/5's for me and they each land within my top 50 (with the former in my top 10).

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

Awesome! We should definitely talk more! I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it!

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

Check this out... watch32.com :)

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shane24

shane24 on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

I would like to discuss Tokyo Story with you.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

Tokyo Story was a movie I was still thinking about a month later. So much so that I had to move it further up my list. It made me think of who I am, and how I could be better. I have a Nana, she now lives alone. I used to to her, but not frequently enough despite the fact that she doesn't live far from me. After watching this movie, and seeing the loneliness of the old man, I made more of an effort to go and have cups of tea with her. I must admit, the first half hour dragged for me, but overall, the movie is amazing.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

The Prestige is an amazing movie. Nolan is one of my favorite directors, so me saying that it's one of his weaker films is not saying anything. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are fantastic, the script is genius, and the whole film as a whole is just stunning. Luckily, it does hold up on repeat viewings.

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JC13

JC13 on 12/14/2013 Reply  · 

Damn, that's a hard question. Ennio Morricone is possibly my favorite composer and his work with Leone is unparalleled. If I had to pick I'd probably go with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The main theme, The Ecstasy of Gold, and The Trio are three of my favorite songs ever put to film. What's your favorite one?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

It made me laugh looking at your recently watched movies that there's classic after classic.......then right in the middle- Jack and bloody Jill! :D

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TheEgant

TheEgant on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

Glad to accept the request. Huge fan of some of your older favorites: Double Indemnity, Best Years of Our Lives, TGTBATU. Good stuff!

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

I think the film gives a thoroughly fascinating look at human nature - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Dobbs' descent into avarice is gripping stuff, in my opinion.

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JC13

JC13 on 12/16/2013 Reply  · 

I'm probably going to watch my three favorite trilogies over Christmas. (Star Wars, Batman, and Lord of the Rings) how about you?

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JC13

JC13 on 12/18/2013 Reply  · 

I actually like Once Upon a Time in the West better than The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/18/2013 Reply  · 

I've spent the past year or so slowly working my way through the entire James Bond series. I've got three more to go, so I was hoping to get those three watched over Christmas.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 12/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Saddler! Welcome! I really do love "Some Like It hot",and it made me a instant Billy Wilder fan. "The Apartment" is also a really good one,have you watched it? Jack Lemmon performance in both of them is just genious, but when you add Marilyn n' Curtis to the mix, boy oh boy,it turns out to be something really special.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/20/2013 Reply  · 

I have plenty. I will type a few down for you, and if you want to know what I think about any of them, just come and ask. :)

The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Django Unchained
Unforgiven
Tombstone
The Proposition
Near Dark (horror western)
Young Guns
Open Range
True Grit (Coens version)
Quigley Down Under
The Quick and the Dead
The Naked Spur
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Shane
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
3:10 to Yuma
The Wild Bunch
The Ox-Bow Incident
High Noon
The Great Silence

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/20/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad to hear it! What did you think of it?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/21/2013 Reply  · 

Great question! Here are a few that I really enjoy:

Django Unchained
Unforgiven
3:10 To Yuma
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Dances With Wolves
True Grit (2010)
Shanghai Noon
Maverick
Tombstone
The Quick and the Dead

How about you? What are some ones you enjoy? Are there any films you are planning to watch before the end of the year?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/21/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, man. How's it going?

The year's wrapping up, what's been your favorite film so far? Do you have a Top 10?

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/22/2013 Reply  · 

No problem, check out all the others I recommended. I would check out The Shawshank Redemption and Raiders of the Lost Ark next :) I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed it!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

My top 10 of 2013 looks something like this:
1. The World's End
2. Prisoners
3. Blue Jasmine
4. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
5. Gravity
6. Iron Man 3
7. Captain Philips
8. Star Trek Into Darkness
9. The Way, Way Back
10. In a World . . .
That's it so far. Any films on here you'd like to see.

Any film on my List of Shame that you are particularly angry that I haven't seen?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm . . . I'm terrified that you haven't seen any of Tarantino's earlier work or Back to the Future. Also, you can't enjoy tbe Star Wars trilogy without seeing Jedi.

The only Kubrick film I've seen is Strangelove, but I aim to change that soon.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

Well..really nothing special,really. The steam holiday Sale is consuming all my time. lol

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

Well, Inside Llewyn Davis is coming out in January over here. And shortly after that, we'll be getting the Wolf of Wall Street. I also really can't wait for The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I think comes out next year.

Thoughts on any of these films?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/23/2013 Reply  · 

If you wanna get into Scorsese, I strongly recommend watching The Departed. One of the most exciting and thrilling viewing experiences I've ever had.
Also, you have got to check out Wes Anderson's stuff. Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom are my favorites of his.

I'll check out Jaws when I get the chance. Seeya!

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alismouha

alismouha on 12/24/2013 Reply  · 

Quite welcome. However, I'm afraid I've never heard of that film. Sorry.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/25/2013 Reply  · 

To Kill a Mockingbird is my number one mainly because of how much I watched it when I was just getting into film. So I kind have fond memories of it, I guess.

Is Matrix any good?

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lrush31

lrush31 on 12/26/2013 Reply  · 

Hey saddler, just responding to your comment. What'd you want to say about Lawrence of Arabia?

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DaveintheCave

DaveintheCave on 12/27/2013 Reply  · 

Your welcome! Always good to know another western fan (I'm just assuming your one based on our combined favorites list.)

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 12/28/2013 Reply  · 

Lawrence of Arabia was truly fantastic. I never thought I'd sit through a movie that long, but I was proved wrong because it was so good. Everything about Lawrence of Arabia was grand and majestic, especially those scene transitions and the cinematography. Thank you for asking.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/29/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I like these movies for cinematography. But to be honest, I don't think about cinematography too much, so I don't think I can come up with a top ten. Sorry. :)

Harakiri
Night of the Hunter
A Clockwork Orange
Suspiria
The Shining
Brazil
Blade Runner
Raging Bull

Oh, and I like answering your questions, so it's no problem. It's funny that you compliment me, then I take a few days to answer. :D I'm sorry, but I was where there's no power, so it was impossible to even check if I had messages. I'm going back again soon, so if I don't answer, you know where I am. :)

If you don't mind telling me- what country are you from? You don't have to say a city. I'm from Australia. :)

You have a happy new year too! :)

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DaveintheCave

DaveintheCave on 12/29/2013 Reply  · 

I forgot to mention, I highly suggest Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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DaveintheCave

DaveintheCave on 12/29/2013 Reply  · 

And if you have any suggestions for me they are welcome.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/30/2013 Reply  · 

I don't want to know for any creepy reason. That's why I left the question to just your country- for privacy reasons. I just like knowing because I was curious. I talk to people in Canada, Ireland, England, Egypt, Albania, and America.

Haha! I moved Hook there for a joke on the letterboxd site. :) It's just from a conversation I had with slionscricket.

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alismouha

alismouha on 12/31/2013 Reply  · 

I don't really keep up with film news, unless some director I love is making a new film in which case I will track down every new story and read every interview until it's released.
What are some of the films you're looking forward to?

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alismouha

alismouha on 12/31/2013 Reply  · 

I used to love Nolan right up until The Dark Knight. Then I hated Inception and Rises. Let me know if you like his next film.

I have plenty of favourite directors. If I had to pick just one I'd say Tarantino. His films are just so much fun.

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alismouha

alismouha on 12/31/2013 Reply  · 

Actually, I meant that I hated the latter two. I love The Dark Knight. It's my favourite superhero film ever; I'm not a big fan of superhero films but, well, I loved it.

Inception bored me out of my mind, and for a film whose selling point was how wonderfully intellectual it was, I found it kinda silly. Same for Rises, its plot was needlessly convoluted, in contrast with TDK's tight plotting. There was some fun to it, though, but not too much. To each their own though, yeah?


Some of my all-time favourite directors are Kurosawa, Kieslowski, Kubrick, Lumet, the Coens, Scorsese, Spielberg, Soderberg, Aronofsky, among others.

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shane24

shane24 on 12/31/2013 Reply  · 

Hmm...what to expect? A damn good movie, that's what. I'm trying to think of something else, but nothing comes to mind. Sorry.

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DaveintheCave

DaveintheCave on 1/2/2014 Reply  · 

Yea I'm a pretty big comic book fan. As far as my favorites go I really like Ed Brubaker's Captain America stuff and Mark Waid's current Daredevil run is pretty awesome. On the DC side I really like Frank Miller's early Batman stories and alot of Alan Moore's stuff. To be honest though I've only been into comics a few years now, so I'm not that well read.

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alismouha

alismouha on 1/2/2014 Reply  · 

Yes he did! He also made the Three Colours Trilogy which is just beautiful.

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DaveintheCave

DaveintheCave on 1/3/2014 Reply  · 

No I haven't read Infinity Gauntlet, I would like to though. I have read some of Stan Lee's Spiderman and really liked it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/3/2014 Reply  · 

Raising Arizona is fantastic, one of my favorite Coen movies. Nicholas Cage is great in it, and the script is damn near perfect. And it's really funny too. Really really funny too.

COOL HAND LUKE! Thoughts on the film? Thoughts on what your dirt is doing in the boss' ditch?

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johnmason

johnmason on 1/4/2014 Reply  · 

Hello! Just your top 10 is full of stuff I need to see.

Just caught Double Indemnity this year, and really enjoyed it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/4/2014 Reply  · 

I have a Blu-Ray player, but I tend to mostly use it to watch DVDs, mainly because they're cheaper. But the few Blu-Rays I have look absolutely fantastic (It's a Wonderful Life and Batman for example), infinitely better than DVD quality.
But I feel the real potential in it is how extensive it can be, special features-wise. I got the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End) on Blu-Ray for Christmas. AND WOWOWOWOWOW. It is extensive as fuck. Hot Fuzz has, like, 5 commentary tracks! Then there's another 4 hours of extras, similarly for the other two films. I think that's fantastic, and can really be used for good in the future, and hell, even the present.

Have you seen any of the Cornetto trilogy? If not, you should. They're all near-perfect films, and The World's End is even in my top 10!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 1/5/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, thanks for the friend request!

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Hi there, thanks for the friend request!
I can tell by your chart that you have a taste for older films, and I can respect that.
Since my chart doesn't quite reflect that same taste, though, might I ask exactly what attracted you to my page? Was it a particular film we both like? An argument I made on a certain discussion, perhaps?

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NewClassic

NewClassic on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I like your top ten too. I'm not a huge fan of Hitchcock though.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 1/7/2014 Reply  · 

You gotta see Shawshank and Godfather. Just out of curiosity, why is 2001 your favorite movie of all-time.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/7/2014 Reply  · 

Anything on your list of shame you really want to knock off?

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

Ah alright then, thank you :)

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

I did see 2001. I have it ranked around 300 out of 2500 because even though I didn't like it, I respect it for what it did for the genre and how it inspired people like you as well as giants in the industry like Spielberg, Lucas and many more. I just felt it was so long and boring for the message it was sending and the art it was creating. The complete lack of acting didn't help and while the score was magnificent, I couldn't understand how the 1st half of the film even related to the 2nd half of the film

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

Any reason you didn't like Raiders? Or just not your style? :)

I'm going to watch the entire top 1000 eventually. I've got 75 movies to go.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

See the Cornetto films. Immediately.

Thoughts on Indy films?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

I love Raiders and Crusade, but hate Temple and Crystal Skull. Why didn't you find the fourth that bad?

You watch RedLetterMedia? They have a really good Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review that mirrors a lot of my opinions.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/8/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, never had a VHS copy of any Indiana Jones movie. I wet he'd them when I was much older. Although I did see The Last Crusade when I was about 10.

Any chance for them to get better on a rewatch?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/9/2014 Reply  · 

* watched, not wet he'd. :D

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 1/9/2014 Reply  · 

Muppets, Malificent, X-Men, Planet of the Apes, Hobbit, Into the Woods, Welcome to Me, 300, Noah, Draft Day, Rio, Spiderman, How to Train Your Dragon, and I'm sure a bunch I haven't heard about yet

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thelastdisciple

thelastdisciple on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

No problem, hmm good question...*punches up release list*

Highest on my list are Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Raid 2 , Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Godzilla, The Monument's Men, Only Lovers Left Alive, Jupiter Ascending.

I'm sure I'll get into some less mainstream stuff during the year too and I'm sure there is loads of stuff yet to be announced or something will get pushed back no doubt but as i do watch a ton of action and sci-fi blockbusters this list definitely sums up the year for me a bit i think.

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thelastdisciple

thelastdisciple on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

How about yourself?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

I plan to see 12 Years a Slave tomorrow. YOU???????

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thelastdisciple

thelastdisciple on 1/11/2014 Reply  · 

Of your top 10 I've seen "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", "Double Indemnity" and "Inception", all brilliant films. I absolutely love a good Film Noir or Western.

I have this list i put together on IMDB full of Noir i want to check out at some point, so far I've only seen a small fraction but as they say there's just not enough time in ratio to all the amazing movies out there!

http://www.imdb.com/list/m6ZCsU38cQQ/

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shane24

shane24 on 1/11/2014 Reply  · 

I love your top ten. I may not love every movie, but the list is very impressive.

Some Like it Hot and Vertigo are both movies I have decided I need to give another chance. Are you on letterboxd? I actually have a list with both them in under that very category. :)

I loved sections of 2001, but was impatient with other scenes. Still a 4/5, but maybe I should put that on the list as well.

As far as the rest......I love 'em all.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is one of my favourite westerns, Double Indemnity is one of my favourite noirs, Psycho just entered my top 100 for the first time after a re-watch recently, Dr Strangelove moved up about 1000 spots on my list, 12 Angry Men is a movie I can watch whenever, The Best Years of Our Lives was a real surprise, and Inception is a top 20 movie. Do you want more details on my thoughts on any?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/13/2014 Reply  · 

Considering it's my #2 of all time, I hold the film in very high esteem. Malick handles the "big" themes of life deftly and with his beautiful visual poetry. Pitt and Chastain and terrific, the kids are naturalistic and believable and the film is so true to the nature of life and love.

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alismouha

alismouha on 1/13/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the massively delayed response. I'm stupid.


The Dekalog, yes it is a very good series. You will not be disappointed.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the add.

Your tastes are much more classical than mine, but that is very respectable.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

I believe I interpreted the ending as being Jack finally coming to terms with things in his life. The rush of memories in the film was spurred by what I think was the anniversary of the death of his brother. By this point, his parents have likely dies as well, and the day serves as one of deep reflection. I'm hesitant to call the scene on the beach heaven, but more a visual representation of Jack's emotional nirvana. He re-encounters his loved ones and the faces of all the people he knew in his past on what are essentially the "sands of time"- a beach at twilight where the subjects of his emotional angst gather and other similarly lost souls wander. The film ends on a shot of a bridge- a journey's been made. the waters are crossed.

I think the orange light is Malick's representation of God. Shifting slowly in the darkness, it makes no sound and bookends the film. It's a perfectly ambiguous representation, as the light appears grand, but intimate, residing over what is perhaps the black of space. This is the force that I think the characters whisper to in their monologues.

Anyway, did you like the film?

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not surprised you didn't enjoy it. Everyone I know that watched it as kids absolutely love it. Everyone I know that has watched it recently doesn't like it. I like it so much because it was a big part of my childhood and I idolized Indiana Jones, but watching them now there really isn't much to them, just a good adventure film. I don't rank it so high because I think it is such a good movie, I rank it high because I really enjoy it.

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I only saw 2001 for the first time recently. I put off watching it for quite a long time because I was worried that I wouldn't appreciate it like it should be, but when I finally did see 2001 it completely blew my mind and amazed me. It's the kind of movie I've been wanting to see for a long time as I am quite passionate about movies and every aspect about it was absolutely magnificent and masterful. 2001 also left such an impact on me and I couldn't stop thinking about it afterwards, so I decided that it was probably the best movie I have ever seen.

Did it take you more than one viewing for 2001 to become your #1, or did you really love it on your first watch?

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JC13

JC13 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah Wilder is quickly becoming a favorite of mine even after only seeing 4 of his films. Here's how I'd rank them (the first three are currently in my top 100):

1. Double Indemnity
2. Sunset Boulevard
3. Witness for the Prosecution
4. The Apartment

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JC13

JC13 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I liked Streetcar, but I didn't love it. Brando was fantastic though.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/16/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, saddler16. I know this is a random question, but how old are you? You mentioned about showing 2001 to your friends and by that, I get the impression you might be in your late teens or early 20s possibly? I ask this as well because I might be around your age.

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JC13

JC13 on 1/17/2014 Reply  · 

I have not seen Some Like it Hot. I really want to though!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/20/2014 Reply  · 

Hey!

Sorry for the late reply, I don't often go on Flickchart. Well, I've been trying to rearrange my chart from the very beginning so I've forgotten to reply to your comment. Sorry again!

Yep, I love The Lord of the Rings. I also love the first Hobbit film regardless of its criticism. I am very mixed on Desolation of Smaug however. There were some great things (Smaug, barrel scene, Gandalf plot, Bard the Bowman) but the film left me trly disappointed.

On the other hand, great top 10. I recently saw "Some Like It Hot". Fantastic film! I'll be seeing "The Best Years of Our Lives" very soon. :)

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Maddhatter

Maddhatter on 1/21/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah. Its kinda ridiculous how much I love Leone

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shane24

shane24 on 1/21/2014 Reply  · 

Sure, I'm glad to help buddy. Now, help me out, is there any genre you don't particluarly fancy e.g documenataries, horror, action?

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ToryK

ToryK on 1/22/2014 Reply  · 

Thoughts on your top 10? Anybody cool enough to put a Leone movie in theirs in fine by me. Representing Kubrick, I see. Cool, but they're not my favorites of his. A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket - I'd probably go with those. And Lumet was a fantastic director, but I've always preferred his Pacino movies to Network or 12 Angry Men. Something about that period in film. And you can never go wrong with Hitchcock. Love him.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/22/2014 Reply  · 

Ok. I will let you know of potential movies when I get some free time. :)

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 1/22/2014 Reply  · 

Saddlerr! What's up?

I'm really glad you saw the Apartment dude,it's just a shame you didn't enjoyed as much as me. Lemmon's performance is just legendary on it,and those final scenes...man,they're good! But it's quite alright. I really need to check your top 20. You have such a great taste for flicks,so props to you. See ya!

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shane24

shane24 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

I do have to say that you not liking violence is going to be a test for me in finding movies. But I'm up for it. :)

I like violence in movies myself. I think because I'm the complete opposite as a person. Nothing too extreme like Amtichrist, A Serbian Film, or others like that, though. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

Personally, I don't think Taxi Driver and Pulp Fiction are very violent. Especially when compared to something like Django Unchained. There is one sequence in Taxi Driver that is quite violent, but nothing I don't think you could handle. I understand why you wouldn't want to see A Clockwork Orange, though. The violence is very confronting in that film. It surprised me when I watched it when I was younger.

I have many recorded on my Foxtel. I always go a week ahead on the list of movies to see what's on. I have many Blu Rays and DVDs, and watch them on YouTube. Quite a few good movies on there. I wouldn't buy them all if it'll make it hard for you.

Have you seen Dog Day Afternoon?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

Well, you like Lumet's 12 Angry Men, so you may like DDA. It's an interesting true story, too. Great performances from Pacino and Cazale.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/24/2014 Reply  · 

Raiders of the Lost Ark was THE movie that I watched all the time when I was little and not only that, but I think the action is phenomenal, the script in genius, it has solid acting, and it is very iconic :) It definitely gets better on re-watches :)

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 1/24/2014 Reply  · 

Well, it’s probably not quite as good as that, but Barry Lyndon is definitely brilliant. The cinematography is amazing and stunning, the story and main character are very interesting and the narrative is fantastic. Stanley Kubrick does such a superb job of crafting a period piece drama with Barry Lyndon. A main reason why I’m currently allowing myself to rank some films very high is because I haven’t seen most of my all time favourite films in a while and my taste has developed since then, so I think its okay to place new films high if I feel like its one of my new favourites.

I see that you recently saw The Tree of Life. What did you think of it?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 1/24/2014 Reply  · 

I've been great! Lots of homework and all, but that's alright. Also the weather is extremely cold over here. How about you?

Raiders is the perfect adventure film in my opinion. Harrison Ford is the perfect hero, Paul Freeman is the perfect villian, Spielberg's direction is brilliant, and everything shines. I can see where you don't like it very much, but I think if you give it another try sometime, you'll appreciate it more.

Have you seen any other Indiana Jones movies?

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Caesar

Caesar on 1/24/2014 Reply  · 

8 1/2 is just not my kind of film. It's not nearly the worst flick I've ever seen, but it currently ranks as my least favorite.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

Well I'm glad you loved Last Crusade :) It's my second favorite Jones movie.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen Arsenic and Old Lace, Rashomon, The Act of Killing, and Harakiri?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you.

I have to say that I disagree with your friend! I feel no disconnection between sections. It all feels of a piece to me- nothing out of place tonally or pacing-wise.

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

I really liked The Tree of Life. I agree with you that the cinematography was stunning and the performances were great. It was a pretty emotionally compelling film experience too and some of the imagery felt sublime and they were pleasing sights to look at. I need to re-watch some time as well because I didn't fully understand a few parts and it was my first Terrence Malick movie, so I wasn't completely sure of what to expect, but I'm looking forward to doing so because I think I could really love it after a repeat.

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 1/25/2014 Reply  · 

Raging Bull is fantastic film. It is not a happy film so be ready for that. Acting is fantastic and has very stylish direction.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 1/26/2014 Reply  · 

Hopefully you love Raging Bull. I would watch it expecting an emotionally powerful boxing drama. I thought the whole movie would be about boxing, but it ended up being more about the personal life of Jake LaMotta. It's based on a true story I believe. If you read up on LaMotta before or after you watch the movie, you may appreciate the film more. I studied the life of him for about a week or so, and I went back and viewed it again. Needless to say, it quickly became one of my all time favorites.

How do you get your hands on the films you watch? if you're looking for a movie that may not be easily accessible, I would suggest going to your local library. There should be a huge selection of films there, new or old.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/26/2014 Reply  · 

That would be awesome! Please recommend movies for me :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

Oh yeah man. You would ADORE Blood. DAYLEWIS is phenomenal and the writing us great
Cinmatography is perfect. Really need to rewatch that one myself.

How is Tree o' Life?

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

I had huge expectations for the apartment and by those standards I was let down but i still really enjoyed the film.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

Well, is 16 your age? If so, then I've got a few more years of movie watching on ya.

I watched Rashomon and Harakiri on YouTube. :)

Have you seen Witness to the Prosecution, High Noon, or The Ox-Bow Incident?

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

Ummm, I don't know o.o
Has it? How long has it been since we've added each other?

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Fiction_Fox

Fiction_Fox on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

Oh! No, I don't believe I've changed very much on my chart since then.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen Princess Mononoke?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/27/2014 Reply  · 

I don't like some of those movies, but that doesn't mean you won't. I think that you've got a strong list there saddler.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/28/2014 Reply  · 

:) thanks , I will look into all of those, I'll try to see Jaws this week.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 1/28/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, I'm usually free to discuss film. How did you like Raging Bull?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/29/2014 Reply  · 

Maybe Arsenic and Old Lace?

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shane24

shane24 on 1/29/2014 Reply  · 

I will get back to you on Raging Bull.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

I'm gonna try to see Jaws this weekend :) I'm in the middle of watching The Godfather Part II. You should check out the Godfather series, they are awesome movies :) I wish I could see some of the movies you haven't seen for the first time again :)

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

I tried watching Tree of Life and couldn't get through it. What is it that you liked about it, and should I give it another chance? I want to try to finish it because it was up for best picture.

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

So what you think of raging bull?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

It's a great film regardless of when you grew up in my opinion. I think pretty much anyone who appreciates incredible filmmaking will take something from it. I'd highly recommend you check it out if you get the chance.

The Best Years of Our Lives is a film from your top 10 that I have to check out, Shane recommended it a while ago.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

There's not too much you need to know about Back to the Future before going into it. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Doodlebug's pretty good. It's only a two minute short. In fact, I watched it here in Youtube if you haven't already:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhKt_CkXD0
Cinematography is fantastic, much better than any of his features. Would really like to do something like this for a feature. It'd be pretty cool. The short is beyond impressive for a debut film.

I'm planning on picking up Raging Bull at the weekend. Any thoughts on it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, I'll be sure to pick it up after such a good recommendation.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

Hmm. Perhaps. That's a very interesting way of looking at it. I suppose all Nolan films are about functions of the human mind in some way, with the.possible exception of The Dark Knight Rises. Maybe it's tryjng to explore self - doubt or anxiety?
Speaking of this common theme, I haven't seen the Prestige yet. Does it carry on this, or is it an outlier like DKR?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 1/31/2014 Reply  · 

Well I pretty much explained it in my last comment, but it's just so incredible. Everything just came together perfectly. It's inspiring, tremendously filmed, and just overall a perfect film. At least you liked it! And yeah, you will appreciate it much more on a re-watch I'm sure.

What films do you plan to watch next? You should try to knock some films off your list of shame like Fight Club or Back to the Future. How about Pulp Fiction?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/31/2014 Reply  · 

Is it based off any sort of strict source material? Because that's what kind of left Insomnia feeling like a black sheep of his filmography.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 1/31/2014 Reply  · 

No problem! I hope you find Apocalypse Now as incredible as I do.

Yeah, there's a few that I'm planning on watching soon. There's Terry Gilliam's Brazil, haven't seen it yet but heard a lot of good things so I hope it lives up to the hype. I also plan on watching Yi Yi, The Wages of Fear, Late Spring and About Elly soon. I have a habit of planning on watching those kinda films and then deciding on a comedy or something more accessible instead so I might not actually get watching them as soon as I plan.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on Apocalypse Now when you get round to watching it :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/31/2014 Reply  · 

Did you like Monty Python?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I really liked Double Indemnity, and can see why it's in your top 10. Wilder made a fantastic movie and the lead performances were excellent. I prefer Some Like It Hot, but I do like the film noir style, so if you have any recommendations for me send them my way! :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

I just finished The Godfather Part II and I loved it :) Also, what did you think of The Tree of Life, I might check that one out soon. I am still trying to fit Jaws into my schedule hopefully this weekend, but I'm a little busy :(

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Nintendopete

Nintendopete on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

I really can't put it into good words in why i love raging bull other than i just love just about everything about the movie. i think its a great story about a man's life turned to shit. And in the process it showcases everyone's ability to direct, act which makes me remember why people go to see movies.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

The Bicycle Thief was very good. It's tough to go into much detail without spoiling anything but it's certainly worth your time.

How was Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Been meaning to check it out.

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justforfun

justforfun on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man! You probably don't recognize me but I'm SLionsCricket. I'm using another account to try and fix up my rankings from the start.

You asked me if I was a fan of the Hobbit and LoTR novels. I've only read the Hobbit and the first two volumes of the LoTR (so basically, the Fellowship of the Ring) and I enjoy both. I'm not a big reader and both books feel slow at times but they're enjoyable. I praise Tolkien mainly for the creation of Middle Earth. :)

I enjoyed Desolation of Smaug but I had A LOT of issues. Some were huge issues, such as Bilbo barely being in the film and the non-stop action flow. I didn't like the music to the film at all. Any newly scored theme kinda sucked and felt totally out of place whereas each other Middl eEarth film had beautiful scores all around it. I loved Smaug and his confrontation with Bilbo but a lot of story elements did leave me feeling cold.

Oh and btw, I did see "Some Like It Hot" which I thought was terrific. I would give it a 4.25/5 though I prefer "Double Indemnity", "Witness for the Prosecution" and "The Apartment" or it. Billy Wilder is fast becoming one of my favourite directors :D

I also love "Vertigo" I've now seen it 4 times and it might even be the most engrossing Hitchcock film. So beautiful! We share similar tastes. Please watch 'The Godfather" when you get the chance and try out "Ikiru" as well. I saw it a month ago and it immediatley fell into my top 25. Such an emotionally driving film. :)

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aquascape

aquascape on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

Hey there. I've tried a few Goddard's but Breathless was the one that I enjoyed the most. I see that you're a fan of oldies, I think you might enjoyed. For one thing, you've got a brilliant performance by Jean-Paul Belmondo. And another thing, it has a very short runtime and most of the script is improvised. It's worth a check! If you want some good old french films, see Clouzot's Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques. Those are amazing!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

I've enjoyed the Kubrick films I've seen recently - Dr Strangelove and The Shining. Haven't seen The Killing but it looks appealing, will put it on my watchlist, thanks! :)

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JC13

JC13 on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

Stalag 17 was very good, but it is my least favorite of the 5 Billy Wilder films I've seen so far.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

You're in luck, boyo! Cause I just got a Scorsese box set which includes King of Comedy, The last Waltz, Boxcar Bertha, New York New York and . . . RAGING BULL!
I also picked up a 7-movie Kubrick box set which includes Lolita, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Shining, Apocalypse Now and Eyes Wide Shut! YAY FOR ME!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

Oops,I meant Full Metal Jacket. DOY!

Ooh, Back to the Future! Thoughts?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

If you know the ending of Fight Club, the experience is not really ruined. But do you mean you know the twist, or the actual ending? The movie is ruined if you know the twist, but the twist is a little before the end, so if you just know the end, you're safe. Watch the film though, it's spectacular.

You saw Back to the Future and Monty Python! Thoughts?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

I see Vertigo has gone up on your list. AWESOME!!! It's one of those films that only seems to get better and better the more you experience it.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

It really took some time to answer you dude,sorry about that. But yep,i do think the whole scene represents she finally embrancing her feelings with him!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

Oh I didn't even know! Well what I saw going to say was how effectively it expresses such a depressing atmosphere. The film really gets you behind the characters but it's a real downer. To make the ending feel like such a punch in the gut is a testament to it though rather than a negative criticism.

Oh, I see you just watched Back to the Future recently! What'd you think of it?

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TheEgant

TheEgant on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

RE: Stalker. It's a bit of a chore. The concept is interesting enough though and if you can handle 2 and a half hours of subtitles and abstract thinking...it's worth checking out. Didn't love it though. Slightly prefer Solaris...

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shane24

shane24 on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

I have a wait and see approach. I have many questions, but i'll wait until the final product to have an opinion. I would have loved Cranston in the role.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

I will say, I did also question Heath Ledger being cast as The Joker. He's a huge reason why The Dark Knight is my number one. That's where I learnt my lesson. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

Shit, I forgot to get back to you about Raging Bull. Sorry for that. Glad you loved it. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

King of Comedy is pretty good. Has it's fair share of great moments. DeNiro is great, and Scorsese makes a fun cameo as a director. Oddly ahead of it's time, if you ask me. The ending is also really good.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/6/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry, I've only seen The Final Cut, so I can't compare.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/6/2014 Reply  · 

I think I'll just pick my next one on the spur of the moment or depending on whatever mood I'm in. But right now, I'm thinking I'd either go for Lolita or Raging Bull.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/6/2014 Reply  · 

What movie on your list of shame are you the most ashamed for not seeing? :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/7/2014 Reply  · 

I think you would really like Pulp Fiction if you check it out. You seem to like witty dialogue and good action, seems like it might be right up your alley. Intend to check it out?

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J814

J814 on 2/8/2014 Reply  · 

Nice list

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MaritimeAviator

MaritimeAviator on 2/8/2014 Reply  · 

Hey thanks for the friend request. Excellent taste in movies! I love your top 10! Cheers!

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J814

J814 on 2/8/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the friend request.
You have a great list, 2001,Vertigo, Psycho, the good the bad and the ugly.
All are gold!
But I still cant believe that you haven't seen Pulp fiction,shawshank, fight club, goodfellas and cuckoo's!!!
Those are the movies you have to see before you die!
When you see shawshank and Its a wonderful life please tell me what you think as well as the other movies on your list of shame :]

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

I dunno, I guess I saw all those dialogue-based movies in your top 20 (12 Angry Men, Dr. Strangelove, Up) and action stuff like Good Bad Ugly and Inception.

I loved Raging Bull! It is my third favorite Scorsese film. I thought it was DeNiro's best performance from what I've seen, and it had countless great animal metaphors and whatnot. What did you think of what became of DeNiro at the end? I thought that it was supposed to mean that he had kinda redeemed himself but was unable to completely shed the sins he had committed in his past life. Your thoughts?

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

Blade Runner is pretty confusing especially on your first view. I've only seen it twice, so I haven't gotten every aspect of it yet. So, I can't really explain it, it gets better upon re-watches because you pick up on more things.

I loved Rear window! I think I might watch Citizen Kane or Double Indemnity soon, I'll let you know when I see them :)

What are you going to watch next?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/10/2014 Reply  · 

Citizen Kane and Double Indemnity are both terrific films.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah. Those were basically my thoughts as well.

No I haven't heard of these stories of Scorsese. Care to elaborate a little on that?

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

I own the final cut which is supposed to be the best.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 2/10/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man! I hope you got my comment from my other account, 'justforfun' :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/12/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations. :) I haven't seen the original cut, but doesn't it have a bad narration by Harrison Ford?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 2/13/2014 Reply  · 

You wanna know my thoughts on Duck Soup? It was HI-fricking-LARIOUS! :D

It was so fricking funny from opening minute to the end that it is easily one of the top 10 funniest films I've seen. Pure genius. Loved it. :) It cracks my top 70, maybe even top 60!

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/13/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, Deckard was definitely a replicant.

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/14/2014 Reply  · 

So earlier in the movie, Deckard dreams of the unicorn and Gaff has been leaving origami animals near replicants' rooms. As Deckard and Rachel begin their escape in the Director's Cut and the Final Cut versions of the movie, Deckard finds a paper unicorn on his way out of the apartment. He then knows that the unicorn daydream is a planted memory, and that the police know what he is. So Deckard and Rachel and now on the run because they are both replicants. Also, in interviews surrounding the release of the Final Cut, Ridley Scott said that Deckard is definitely a replicant. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/14/2014 Reply  · 

Wow, drug problems? I'm honestly surprised. Scorsese always seems so sensible and intelligent in interviews and behind the scenes stuff. Are there any more details on his drug problems? Like how long was it going on for?

Haven't seen Blade Runner myself, mate (I'm talking to Shane too much hahaha). Isn't Harrison Ford in that? I see you saw it recently. Is it good? Would you recommend it?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, saddler16. I was just wondering, are there any films you like but everyone else hates and films you hate but everyone else loves? I ask this because an internet critic by the name of The Nostalgia Critic (real name is Doug Walker) who has done two videos on those two themes.

3 films I like but everyone else hates:

3. Knowing
2. War of the Worlds (2005)
1. The Star Wars Prequels

3 films I dislike but everyone else loves:

3. Spirited Away
2. Ghostbusters
1. Buster Keaton's "The General"

I'd be interested to hear yours!

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Ironmaiden0666

Ironmaiden0666 on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

Great taste! I noticed that E.T. Wasn't on your flickchart, have you seen it? Was wondering because its my favorite film of all time.

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

That's an interesting question about what was real and what was an implanted memory. I really can't answer that, I never thought of that aspect of the story. Also, Deckard's whole mission was to eliminate the Replicants, so he went to take out Batty and I guess that's just what he was wearing. :) Lol, that's the best way I could put it!

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shane24

shane24 on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

How are you progressing with your list? You liking any of the movies?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

Streetcar Name Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf are the two most impressive stage plays turned films that I've ever seen at creating raw, unapologetic characters that stay in your face throughout the film and only get more intense as the film goes on. It feels like you've been through a workout with the incredible acting and subject matter. Absolute Must See

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Ironmaiden0666

Ironmaiden0666 on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

Unfortunately no. I've been planning on watching Some Like It Hot and Double Identity, but I've been busy with the old Universal Monster Movies. Luckily, I've just finished all of the ones I've wanted to see so ill be checking out some of his other films very shortly.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/17/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, 2001 was a part of the Kubrick box set I got. But I tend to watch a lot of movies with my dad, and he constantly says that he's "Not in the mood for a heavy Kubrick movie" so it may take a while for me to get to it.

Have you seen Kubrick's Lolita? Any thoughts? It's on my boxset and it may be the first one I watch.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/19/2014 Reply  · 

Any that you've really disliked so far? I would like to know, because that will tell me a litttle info about what your taste in films is like.

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/19/2014 Reply  · 

Schindler's List is sad, but not as sad as movies like The Green Mile and Million Dollar Baby. I would definitely recommend it. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/20/2014 Reply  · 

City Lights? I liked it a bit, but I'm overall not too wowed by it. Number 18 of all time? Nah. I guess it's up there for historical significance, but aside from some amazing slapstick and a few funny situations, not too much reeally grabbed me. The ending I've heard everyone buzzing about? Completley underwhelmed me.

What's next for you to watch, my friend?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/20/2014 Reply  · 

Ooh, enjoy whichever one of those you end up watching. They're both fantastic. Are you a fan of Daniel Day-Lewis?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/20/2014 Reply  · 

I get where you're coming from with The Holy Grail. It's very British with it's humour, and not for everybody.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/21/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, saddler16. This Music Video of 2001 is amazing. The quality and editing are fantastic. I think you'll really appreciate it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1PR5k8ucKo

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/21/2014 Reply  · 

I was hoping to ask you a favor. Could you look at films you love that I haven't seen and give me some recommendations. Or movies I have ranked low that you love that I should watch again. Thanks in advance. If you'd like I can do the same for you.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 2/22/2014 Reply  · 

SEE MY LEFT FOOT, THERE WILL BE BLOOD AND GANGS OF NEW YORK IMMEDIATELY. Some of the best acting ever done by anybody.

Um . . . Not too sure about the Nick Cage comment. His gems (Arizona, Adaptation, Kick-Ass) seem to be few and far between his flops done for seemingly no reason.

His alter ego? That's certainly interesting. I kind of got that when he's pulling Hi out from under the car, echoing when Hi pulled the baby out from under the crib.

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/24/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't heard about that... Thanks for letting me know! I am going to research it. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/24/2014 Reply  · 

It looks great! What do you have planned to watch next?

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/24/2014 Reply  · 

Well, tomorrow, Gravity comes out on Blu-Ray, so I am gong to have a Alfonso Cuaron double feature. I am going to watch Gravity and Children of Men sometime this week. :)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 2/26/2014 Reply  · 

Tokyo Story was amazing! A very well done film. What did you think of There Will Be Blood?

Enemy looks amazing! I can't wait any longer! Also, The Grand Budapest Hotel from Wes Anderson looks amazing. Yeah, Chris Stuckmann is one of the reasons I got into film, I love his reviews! He gave Enemy an A I believe.

Anything planned to watch soon?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/27/2014 Reply  · 

No problem! I love pretty much everything about There Will Be Blood, DDL is absolutely incredible, the cinematography is some of the most sweepingly beautiful I've seen and the music is so unique and suited to the film that it makes for a hypnotic experience. Daniel is such an interesting character as well, he comes from the bottom to the top and overcomes everything that's thrown at him, doing some terrible things in the process. It's an engrossing watch from start to finish and it just gets better every time that I watch it.

I'm happy to see it so high on your chart after one watch, it took me two before I loved it!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/28/2014 Reply  · 

I certainly think it does. There's a lot of stuff you can pick up on second time round, it rewards multiple viewings for sure in my opinion.

Ended on the perfect two words I think; "I'm finished". He's made it to the top, rolling in money but without family because of his horrible tendencies, the only thing left was his 'rivalry' with Eli and now he's done with him so he is finished. There's nothing left for him since his son left him and money brought him no happiness - because of the way he achieved it perhaps. It's been a while since I watched There Will be Blood actually, I must watch it again soon.

You got any thoughts on the ending that you would like to share?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/1/2014 Reply  · 

No problem, I can understand wanting to watch it again before sharing your thoughts.

I really liked Shane, thought it was very good. It had a great ending and some very memorable characters. It's got me in the mood to check out some more westerns, classic as well as modern.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 3/20/2014 Reply  · 

I just heard some great news about 2001. I live in the UK and the film is being re-released in the UK Cinemas by the end of this year! YES! I can't wait to see it on the big screen as I've always wanted to!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stanley-kubrick-s-2001-a-689874

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JC13

JC13 on 3/22/2014 Reply  · 

Some Like it Hot was fantastic! Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis were hilarious. It would be my 6th favorite Wilder film, which just goes to show how amazing he was!

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Danielod

Danielod on 3/26/2014 Reply  · 

Definitely watch it again before watching the second! I saw it three time before seeing the second... I recommend doing that... I gets a lot better each viewing! :) So glad you loved it!!!

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Danielod

Danielod on 3/27/2014 Reply  · 

Guess what?!? Finally saw Jaws! It was fantastic! It's currently sitting in my top 25 and might move up after repeated viewings! Thanks so much for the recommendation! :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 3/28/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, bud. Haven't talked in a while. Just wanted to let you know that I just watched 2001. And wow, what a film. Wanna talk about it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 3/28/2014 Reply  · 

I loved the movie. I think I'm gonna really like this Kubrick box set. The film is just so damn liberating and optimistic, in the way that it relies entirely on the audience to "get" anything that's going on.

I think the ending meant that the Monolith represented evolution (it causes the Dawn of Man, current day Man) and in the end enlightens Mr. Spacesuit-Man into a whole new form of intelligence and awareness. Therefore the fetus represents the birth of a new life form man has evolved into.
Is this a common theory? Does it allign woth how you read the film? Did you cry when Hal was dying? I nearly did!

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djones16

djones16 on 3/29/2014 Reply  · 

hey sadler how did u like the godfather now that you have watched it i personally loved it the first time i saw it so i am interested in what you thought

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 3/30/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, HAL seemed to be a victim of man, whom didn't hself choose to have free will. But it's not that clear-cut, if you know what I mean. It's a very complex idea, and executed in a really great way.

Have you seen any of Rob Ager's videos on Kubrick films? They're outstanding. His 2001 video is very cool, claiming thst the Monolith represents a cinema screen at a 90 degree angle. Really interesting stuff.

Thoughts on Shaun of the Dead? Thoughts on the Godfather?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/4/2014 Reply  · 

You need to see Shawshank man you will love it

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/4/2014 Reply  · 

I do plan on watching it soon Clint Eastwood is one of my favorite actors thanks for the recommendation ;)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 4/9/2014 Reply  · 

Lawrence of Arabia is fantastic. It's way more interesting and involving than some of the haterzz would have you believe, yo. Fantastic characters, great writing and some of the best cinematography I've ever seen ever.

I just watched Bridge Over the River Kwai, the 2nd most popular film by David Lean. Have you seen any of his work? Would you recommend any of it?

Ah, I see a few new films have been the subject of your vuewing. I thought you were only getting into the classics ;D
Any thoughts on Frozen or Noah or Hunger Games?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 4/9/2014 Reply  · 

Bridge On the River Kwai definitely gets a recommendation from me. As for ending, well . . . I won't spoil anything, but it's definitely not one of the most messed up endings ever (many of those titles could be attributed to torture porns and whatnot) Really messed up for it's time though, haha.

First of all, you can ask me about anything you want. Don't restrict yourself by thinking it's too private a question. I don't mind.

My thoughts on the Bible? Well, I haven't read it (although I feel I should), but I don't really believe in it. I don't mind people who take life lessons from some of it's more rational verses, but I don't like to just ignore some of the homophobia, misogyny and slavery stuff (as well as things that are just logically impossible, like talking snakes and Noah and whatnot). Fundamentalist Christianity is the only thing I take issue with, though. There is really no excuse to treat the Bible as anything more than a moral compass in this day and age, based on science yadda yadda yadda.
Hope I haven't bored you with this big wall of text ;) it's just something I think about a lot, so I have a lot to say on the subject.
Your views?

Ah, what's this? I see The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has topped 2001 on your chart! Is this a glitch? If not, what made you change your favorite pick?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

You're pretty cool for not getting mad at me spitting my beliefs at you haha.

Have you rearranged your Top 10? Is that a Beatles movie I see in there?

. . . I've thought about your question for a long time, and no. I never met anyone who didn't like Up. Even during early high school years where everyone is trying to act cool, everyone still accepted that that was a pretty damn good film!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 4/16/2014 Reply  · 

GBU? It's a good film. I didn't really fully immerse myself the first time, as I thought Netflix lag was just really bad ADR and got a bit distracted by it haha. I need to watch it again. Seemed like a really smart film. I saw Ennio Morricone walking out of my local cinema once. He was doing a Q&A for a Private Screening of GBU! Pretty cool.

The Beatles? Eh, I've never really listened to them, but if I did I think I'd have sort of a bias against them, as my Dad is old and talks about how he hates things a lot, and one of the main radio hosts he hates is a massive Beatles nut, so he goes on tangents about that a bit as well haha. I guess I inherited his tangent trait :D

Yeah, I'm retooling my Top 10 a bit to see how quirky and out-there I can make it, y'know? To be brutally honest about which movies I really like the most, and in my case, The World's End is just the best of the bunch! I thought about it for months after I saw it, and I get wrapped up in it's rhythm every time I watch a clip or a scene and befire I know it I'm hooked! Edgar Wright is one of my favorite directors. Thoughts on him?

Any movies you have planned to watch?

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Danielod

Danielod on 4/18/2014 Reply  · 

I saw There Will Be Blood a while ago, I accidently deleted it and added it again. I LOVE There Will Be Blood! It is a great movie! Daniel Day Lewis gives my favorite performance of his. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 4/22/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, Edgar Wright is doing Ant-Man, which makes it easily the Marvel film I'm most excited for in the near future.

I really liked Paths of Glory. It was amazingly emotional. A lot simplier than Kubruck's other films, but just as impactful. Kirk Douglas is fantastic as the lead. And the ending, well . . . I just assumed it was the beauty of humanity entering the inhuman cowardice of war. Sort of like the opposite of the Desk-men character's inability to feel any empathy for the soldiers. What are your thoughts on the ending?
I would rank it fairly high in the Kubrick's I've seen: Behind Strangelove, Clockwork and 2001 but above Shining, Lyndon and Lolita.

Barry Lyndon is a doozy. It's really, really good, but there's very few likable characters, if any, and it does get a tad tiresome during the meandering middle. But none of those are severe complaints, you know? And I'd still recommend it, as a lackluster Kubrick film is still a fantastic film by any other standards.

I might watch Ikiru soon. Or maybe Se7en. I'll see what happens in the near future.

I also watched The Shining recently. Any thoughts on that film?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/5/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not too sure how to get you motivated. How about this? GODFATHER PART 2 IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER YARRGRGRGRHRGRGHR WATCH IT. Haha, :)

Thoughts on The Outsiders?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Welp, looks like I got you motivated. How'd you like City Lights?

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shane24

shane24 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

It has been a while, sorry, I should've come chat.

I'm alright,some things have happened very recently that aren't great, but I getting there. How about you? :)

I'm far from being an expert on anime, but something like Akira, or Princess Mononoke would be not a bad place to start.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

Hahaha nope! I still like To Kill a Mockingbird. It's still at number 15 on my list. My English teacher's constant yammering about how it contains families and relationships and never delving beyond the bare surface level. It's turned the film into more work than fun for me. But I still really respect it as one of the greatest films I've ever seen, though.

The most badass film? Probably either My Neighbor Totoro or The Lego Movie. You?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

Well it really depends on what type of movies you like it's very different it does feel a little like 2001 where it's usually quiet but with a score in the background I thought it was ok I need to rewatch it soon so ya it's a maybe I guess well I can see 2001 is your second favorite film so again it feels kinda the same tone

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shane24

shane24 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

Did you like Noah?

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/11/2014 Reply  · 

Citizen Kane was AMAZING!!! I also got the chance to see it in theaters which added to the experience. I also saw it with some friends and a really fun teacher at my school, but other than that... the movie was AMAZING! It had great dialogue, great acting, great cinematography, and great ending. :) An all around classic!

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

You want my spoiler or spoiler free review of the film? I wrote my spoilerfree review if you check out the movie on here

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/14/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, sorry I'm just getting back to you now.

That's a tough question.

Just a few off the top of my head that I've watched (and rewatched recently):

Enemy
A Serious Man
Stoker
Targets
Watermelon Man

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shane24

shane24 on 5/14/2014 Reply  · 

Sure, that's what this page is for. I don't want to stop talking to people because my page has too many comments. :)

What music you listening to?

I'm not religious, so I don't really care that it's not accurate to the source material. I just like that the film explores Noah's psyche on the boat.

Sorry, I haven't seen Pi. Out of all those movies I've seen, you'd think I would've go around to it. :D

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

I rank based on how good I think the film is.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

You're the third person in two weeks to tell me they're into classic rock. If you want to, talk to cheesydog1, or Nayr111 about music. They even listed the same bands as you. :)

For me, I enjoy The Beatles and Stones, but my ears are put off a bit by Dylans's voice. I don't hate his music, it's just not for me for the most part.

I listen to rock mainly. New, old, doesn't bother me. I like a great guitar riff. Death metal, country, and scream/emo doesn't work for me at all.

The batsuit looks alright. I wish he just revealed it properly, without the black and white. I'm wondering how big the symbol on his chest is. It's hard to tell.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

I do like Hurricane, that's a great song.

Off the top of my head, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Birds of Tokyo, Karnivool, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, Living Colour, Silverchair, Queens of the Stone Age, City and Colour, and AC/DC.

Nah, I don't read comics. Growing up in a small town has something to do with that. I also feel too far behind, so I don't bother.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

Yes I am a huge classic rock fan I like that type of music probably as much as I do in film I like to listen to Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Lynyrd Skynyrd all that type of stuff what's your favorite band?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

I do kinda agree with Shane with Bob Dylan I think he's a really good song writer but not with singing I don't really think he deserves being in the top ten best singers on Rolling Stone but that's just me

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

YES! So many things however the movies that I really need to watch are: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (I have seen, but want to see it again - you have to see it dude!), pulp fiction (massive shame, already started watching) and Apocalypse Now and On the Waterfront (Love Marlon Brando so these two movies are absolute must-see). What are you planning to watch next?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

Well it's really hard to say my favorite songs from The Rolling Stones my favorite album is Let It Bleed I think my favorite songs are Jumping Jack Flash and Can't You Hear me Knocking
Yes i definitely love The Beatles

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

hmm its hard to say really I like the one they did in 1964 you reckon you know what its called?

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah I'm into bob Dylan. I have the highway 61 and the times are changing. What's your favorite song of his? Do you like pink flyod?

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/16/2014 Reply  · 

I have some recommendations for you: Children of Men, The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather Part II. You should watch The Godfather again before you watch The Godfather Part II. Also, have you seen Drive... if so, what are your thoughts on it? I would really like to know.If you haven't seen it, I strongly recommend it. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/16/2014 Reply  · 

Well, I have exams coming up soon, so I may not be seeing too many films until June 16. YIKES! But when that time comes, I plan to dive deep into my List of Shame. I also intent to see Scarface, Hunger, Frank, My Dinner with Andre and maybe the new Godzilla, cause Bryan Cranston.

Do you have anything planned to watch?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/16/2014 Reply  · 

Magical Mystery Tour

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/16/2014 Reply  · 

Defintely chack out Shawshank. I'm not that big a fan of Drive, but maybe you'd like it, I dunno. Lots of people seem to.

Thoughts on Godfather Part 2?

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 5/16/2014 Reply  · 

I love the song hurricane, heard of it? the wall is brilliant. I could not reccomend dark side of the moon enough, it's such a powerful and mesmerizing album. It's about how syd barret, who was the original member, and started the band, he basically went insane from drugs. Their album animal is amazing. Very, very underrated. Have you heard the song echoes? I love long and epic songs so echoes is one of my favorites. I don't like much of their earlier work though. Something about it is very goofy and annoying. I think they really matured when barret left. I highly recommend wish you were here. Beautiful album (And there are very few albums I consider beautiful.) You like the clash? the who? zeppelin? all my favorites. :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/16/2014 Reply  · 

hmm hard to say my favorite song from them is not from that album its I want to hold your hand

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/17/2014 Reply  · 

Do you like Eric Clapton?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/17/2014 Reply  · 

I need to rewatch the first, but for now the second is my favorite.
Seems like your having a lot of music discussion on your page! I'm a big fan of Tom Waits myself. You like him?

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 5/19/2014 Reply  · 

Stones are great, zeppelin, who, and the clash are my favorites. Cant reccomend them enough.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 5/19/2014 Reply  · 

I cannot believe you haven't seen Shawshank. One of the greatest movies of all-time

Comics books? Are you kiddin? LOVE THEM. Don't like DC that much. Batman has some pretty cool comcics though. Killing joke and some others are quite good. Dislike Superman so so much. Hate his comics. So lame to be honest. Secret identuty though was awesome

That leaves us to Marvel, which I adore. I could start listing my favorite comics from Marvel and the ones Im reading now, but wanted to hear your opinion on comic books first

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 5/20/2014 Reply  · 

Ehh, i had a period of time where I loved their work, but now to much now. I dont like to listen to their music now that i Have heard it all.

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 5/20/2014 Reply  · 

Had you just seen godfather part 2 for the the first time or did you just add it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/20/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, he is indeed the cowboy boot. And I love him.

Sure, you'll like No Country For Old Men. It's a lot less "surface-y" than the other Coen films, but still a good ride.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/21/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of The Godfather part 2

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/21/2014 Reply  · 

And City Lights

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/22/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, haven't heard much Bob Dylan, outside of "Fare Thee Well" from the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack. Where should I start with him?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/22/2014 Reply  · 

And Drive? Thoughts?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/22/2014 Reply  · 

Glade you really liked both
City Lights is the only Chaplin film I've seen as well I plan to watch Modern Times very soon

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TheHonestFilmFan on 5/23/2014 Reply  · 

After a bit of rooting around, I've found a few albums of his. Would any of these be a good place to start?
{Ahem} Blood on the Tracks [Remastered]
Infidels
Time Out of Mind
World Gone Wrong

I read a theory somewhere that stated it was some kind of representation of how cliche action films are percieved by the public and how people can let them influence their lives too much or something, which Driver being a stuntman and all. I personally think it's just style over substance schlock, like the rest of the film. That's just my interpretation, though. haha! :)

Speaking of wearing fake heads, do you recognise my profile pic?

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/24/2014 Reply  · 

I think Driver put on the mask before he killed the guy because he has just started to enjoy killing, and he is just having fun with him. Check out the link below. It's a Drive Analyzed video, you should definitely check it out. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/24/2014 Reply  · 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxYjFNh_aIA

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/24/2014 Reply  · 

Yep. It is Frank. I saw it recently and really freakin' like it. I would thoroughly recommend it if it ever gets a release round your neck of the woods.

The person the film is based on, Frank Sidebottom, is actually really funny as well.

Any further thoughts on Drive since you saw it?

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shane24

shane24 on 5/26/2014 Reply  · 

Ma, you have done well in knocking so many movies off your list of shame. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/26/2014 Reply  · 

I thought The Killing was really good. Very concise and really interesting. And definitely one of the most complex films of it's time with it's non-linear storytelling and such. Great cinematography, great story, great dialogue, great everything. What are your thoughts on it?

Ooh, you got around to watching No Country For Old Men! What did you think? Where would you put it among other Coen Brothers' films?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 5/26/2014 Reply  · 

To be honest, I need to rewatch No Country For Old Men. The way I inahle films has really changed since the last time I watched it (mainly thanks to Kubrick and early Tarantino) and if I were to rewatch it, I'd surely be able to identify the film's ideas and positive attributes more clearly.

I remember being kinda disappointed by the last scene, but again, a second viewing would probably leave me with some more mature thoughts on it.

Do you intend to see any of the other Coen films soon? I would thoroughly recommend The Big Lebowski and Fargo.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/27/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, I hope you love it! Come tell me what you think. :) I don't think you can go wrong with any of your top ten list of shame. :)

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AverageMovieGuy

AverageMovieGuy on 5/27/2014 Reply  · 

Trying to finish the X-Men series before I watch Days of Future Past, and also trying to watch all the Harry Potter films. I've only seen the first one which I loved, so I'm excited to watch the rest of them. Any thoughts on these movies?

How about you?

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/28/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations. I will get to those as soon as possible :)

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lexicona

lexicona on 5/29/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for adding me! It's nice to see someone who appreciates Some Like It Hot as much as I do

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shane24

shane24 on 5/29/2014 Reply  · 

Is it potential top ten material one day?

I'm on holidays! I'm flying to Sydney! :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/30/2014 Reply  · 

Glad you loved Shawshank!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 5/30/2014 Reply  · 

I will definitely check out Double Indemnity pretty soon. After my end-of-year exams I am planning to can at least the top 50 on my List of Shame. Any older Wilder films that you'd recommend?

HEY! Shawshank? What'd you Shawthink? Heheh. Humor.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/30/2014 Reply  · 

Day one was just familiarizing with my area. Tried the food, got shopping. Had a gawk at the odd people that are in cities. I come from a small town, so it's rare I see a white guy trying to be a hood with his ridiculous purple bandana. :D But the thing is, we was trying to wash windscreens at traffic lights, but had a gangster walk. :)

I'm doing more today. Catching ferries to see the lights. Sydney is all lit up with colorful lights this week. It looks pretty awesome. I'm on my road trip to Brisbane on Monday.

I was very happy with my flight. You see, I'm six foot six, so my legs always get crammed into the seats. This time, I got an exit seat, with no sat in front of me. Ah, it was heaven to me. :)

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 5/31/2014 Reply  · 

It really depends. If you've seen A Fistful of Dollars, that's a remake of Yojimno and it's a film by Akira Kurosawa. Are you familiar with him? I really think that you should check out some of his works before you see Yojimbo, but I do think that you will enjoy it regardless anyways.

I see that you added Shawshank Redemption! Did you like it? I'm gonna take a guess and say that you did! How's the movie buying been going lately?

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Danielod

Danielod on 5/31/2014 Reply  · 

The Departed

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, that's Kurosawa. Did you like Seven Samurai? If you did, you should appreciate his other films because Seven Samurai is his masterpiece. Definitely get Rashomon if you have the chance, it's a flawless movie. It's definitely not ruined, but I have a feeling you may not like Yojimbo as much as A Fistful of Dollars :)

Yep, Shawshank is for sure one of those movies. One that can be watched on repeat.

Wow, you got a Blu-Ray player! That's great, hopefully you can find some good deals and get your collection started!

No Country for Old Men is a fantastic film from the Coens. Certainly their most ambitious. Have you read the book? It's very good, but the movie is truly something special. Javier Bardem is just brilliant. And yes, the ending is amazing and blew my mind! I won't go into spoilers just in case someone hasn't seen it.

Thoughts on Children of Men?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

SOOOOO sorry for my late reply. PLs forgive me

Have you read any marvel comics. If you haven't I have some recommendations. The Ultimates volume 1. Read that shit. Probably one of the best comics I have ever written. It's a reboot of the Avengers in Marvel's ultimate universe. It is so legit and awesome. If you like the first voulme go to the next.
And House of M and Civil War are the two geatest comics books events ever.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

Also, what was shawshank like?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/2/2014 Reply  · 

Eh, if you wanna watch Kubrick's full filmography then I guess you should watch it. But under any other circumstances, it's not worth your time. It's nowhere near any of Kubrick's other work, but I guess there's good reason behind it. It's Kirk Douglas' movie first, he had some other guy directing the movie for the first week of production (and his opening scene still remains in the final cut) before firing him and replacing him with Kubrick on a whim after seeing how good Paths of Glory turned out. Kubrick had no involvement in the film outside of coming on-set on the day. His trademark in-depth pre-production is absent, leaving the film very hollow. It's unchallenging, un-complex and un-Kubrick.

. . . but check it out if you want, it's not too bad or anything.

Any films you plan to watch soon?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/3/2014 Reply  · 

No, I haven't seen any Mallick films yet. Which ones would you recommend?

I love Yojimbo. A very cool film. Hope you enjoy it.

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lexicona

lexicona on 6/3/2014 Reply  · 

You should definitely see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I love that movie.
I plant o watch more Western films. I haven't seen very many.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/5/2014 Reply  · 

Shawshank gets a lot better by rewatch

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/5/2014 Reply  · 

Very glade to see Cool Hand a Luke in your top ten Paul Newman's best

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/5/2014 Reply  · 

I really want to see Apocalypse Now, Chinatown and Se7en. Will probably end up checking them out as soon as my exams end. Don't have a lot of free time at the moment.

How about you? What list of Shame movie in the Top 50 are you pumped to watch someday?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/5/2014 Reply  · 

Hahaha, I don't think Clockwork Orange requires that much bravery. Just think of it as the blackest comedy of all time. I must admit that I found a few of the terrible acts performed in the film comedic on the sheer levels of absurdity they escalalte to!

Oh nooooooo. Fear and Desire does not get a recommendation. It's plodding, uninteresting, up-it's-own-ass and just not very good. There are certain shots and scenes that show Kubrick's potential, but the film as a whole underwhelms.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/5/2014 Reply  · 

Btw, how was Children of Men? Really need to see that one.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/6/2014 Reply  · 

I just thought I'd tell you that The Wages of Fear director's cut is now on YouTube if you want to check it out at some point. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/7/2014 Reply  · 

Glad you liked Children of Men. Alfonso Cuaron is a beast! :)

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shane24

shane24 on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

I think you would like The Wages of Fear. If you do see it, just be aware that the first part is developing the characters before the drive. I've heard some say it's boring, but I disagree. From there, the tension is ramped up, and makes for an unpredictable film. I gave it a 5/5 on Letterboxd.

I need to give Papillon another go. To be honest, I didn't enjoy it much the first watch. However, I think I could get more out of it, now I'm older.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, and my holiday is finished. I went on a road trip from Sydney to Brisbane for ten days. Had a great time.

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

Yes! Chris Stuckmann and TheFlickPick are my favorite YouTube movie reviewers. :) Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

I don't mean to barge in or anything but who's Chris Stuckmann and The Flick Pick

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

Ok I'll go check them out usually I look on rotten tomatoes
By the way just want to say you should check out Edge of Tomorrow it came out a couple of days ago and I saw it and loved it highly recommend it

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not a big fan of the Shmoes or Jeremy Jahns. I don't really like the way they do their reviews. Chris Stuckmann and The Flick Pick are very entertaining and very fun to watch. Also, some of Chris Stuckmann's favorite movies are some of my favorite movies. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/9/2014 Reply  · 

Citizen Kane's great. I don't have any real extensive thoughts on it, other than that it's light years ahead of it's time. It's energy and cinematography is some of the greatest ever captured. Emotionally, it hits home way better than anything of it's age. It predates Kubrick by doing his schtick. It's great.

My dad says it too loud and annoying, though.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

I have been thinking about your question quite a bit. I think my answer is Steve McQueen. I think I don't consider Clint Eastwood cool. I associate him with another word- Intense! For me, I think the question is whether Steve McQueen, or Paul Newman are cooler. Then, I'd give it to Newman, as that's how much I love Cool Hand Luke. :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

Nice to see Gran Torino there among the classics. Does an excellent job at capturing the moribund days of old folks. That ending gets me every time.

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/12/2014 Reply  · 

Wow! You really loved Gran Torino! I haven't seen it in a while, so I don't remember much about it. Now that I see how much you love it, I think I'll have to see it again. :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 6/12/2014 Reply  · 

Nah, I don't. I watch films quite sporadically. This has been one of the longer dry streaks though. Kinda busy these days.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/13/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, looks like somebody liked Gran Torino! What made you put it so high on your chart?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/13/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, for me, Newman is cooler. Yeah, you should see both The Sting, and The Hustler.

I love Gran Torino. I was just a bit disappointed that it wasn't 'Dirty Harry in retirement'. That rumour was swirling around on the Internet. I just think the Asian kids were not the strongest actors, but I did enjoy their relationship with Clint. I would rate it a 4.5/5.

What did you think of Clint singing?

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/13/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen the movie Zodiac? If you haven't, I highly recommend the film. I just saw it for the first time yesterday and it blew me away. I think you would love it. :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/13/2014 Reply  · 

Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Fight Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Alien, Reservoir Dogs, The Shining, Ghostbusters all must see
What do you recommend to me from my list of shame?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

I think Gran Torino is a pretty good film. It didn't exactly stick out as one of the best films I've ever seen, but I appreciated the craft on display. Clint is so damn cool, man.

Haha, I never noticed the similarities with Up. To be honest though, Gran Torino really needed a talking dog and a giant tropical bird. If it did, it would easily be my number one! Haha :D

Speaking of Clint, are you gonna see his new film Jersey Boys? If Gran Torino shows anything, it shows his power as a director. And Christopher Walken. I want him to have all my money.

And if you like Torino, I would recommend Million Dollar Baby. It's starring and directed by Eastwood, and he kinda has a similar mentor role. You wanna see it?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

That's alright dude I think it's because of my internet
Yeah that's definitely on my to watch list I'm a huge Clint Eastwood fan

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

Another one I'm dying to see is Seven Samurai any thoughts on that one?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

I love Gran Torino thought it was excellent
Unforgiven is pretty good I would recommend it especially if you like Clint Eastwood westerns.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, haven't seen Unforgiven, although, like you, I really want to.

I'd say the Coen Brothers would be pretty strong contendors for my favorite working directors. If Inside Llewyn Davis showed anything, it showed that they are still as good as ever.
Edgar Wright is another master filmmaker I really admire. Since The World's End is my Number One, it goes without saying that I am incredibly excited for whatever he does next (Him being kicked off Ant-Man is Marvel's first MAJOR misstep, imo).
Wes Anderson is also pumping out consistently great films. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel are all in my Top 40!
But the filmmakers that I am most excited about, and that I feel are the most refreshing would be Phil Lord and Chris Miller. They directed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie and the brand-spanking-new 22 Jump Street. None of those should have been good films. But they were great. And intelligent. That's just what these guys do. They find diamonds in coal. And their next project is Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, so I guess I'm excited about the next Alvin and the Chipmunks movie now. Never thought I would say that!
What do you think of my picks? What recent films of theirs have you seen?

And of course, what are some of your favorite currently working directors?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 6/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Saddler, I've never seen The Searchers. I'm not a big western fan, but I absolutely adore Good, Bad, Ugly. I realize there's a huge difference in style with traditional westerns and spaghetti westerns. But do you think I'll love The Searchers? The only westerns I've seen from start to finish are GBU, Tombstone, Unforgiven, and Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid. I love all of them and rank them in the order I listed them. I've seen most of A Few Dollars More. I liked it but it was clearly inferior to GBU. I've also started Once Upon a Time in the West. I only saw the opening scene and stopped because I knew I didn't have enough time to watch it. But it really seems like my cup of tea. In fact, I'm anticipating it to be my second favorite western right behind GBU. Again, I realize Sergio's spaghetti westerns are altogether different, but do you think I would love The Searchers? I've never seen a John Wayne movie. I know... shame on me.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/15/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah I like Jaws but I don't love it

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/16/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, yeah. I like Nolan as well, not to a Squaremaster extent though, haha. But I probably wouldn't call him overrated. I mean, the people who hate him are just as vocal as his fans, if not more so. Although, since he has made some of the most successful films of all time, he can't be underrated, but I guess he doens't really deserve the hate he gets. I love his films, and I think he's a really interesting filmmaker. I'm pumped for Interstellar. Are you?

Seven Samurai was good. Not the best film I've ever seen ever, but not bad by any means. The characters were really great and the performances worked for the most part (except for that one guy who confused acting for pulling a Home Alone face whenever anyone does anything . . . I dunno, maybe culture shock?) Akira knows how to work a camera better than anyone of his time, except maybe Orson Welles. Or is there someone I'm missing whose work you've seen but I haven't?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/16/2014 Reply  · 

I remember really liking it until they all got together on the ship to kill the shark that part bored me but I haven't seen it in a while so I'll have to watch it again.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/16/2014 Reply  · 

It's one of those ones that I really want to see but I got to get it somewhere to watch it first

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/17/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, haven't seen any of John Ford's work. What films of his would you recommend?

Woah, 2001 is dropping down your Top 10! Have any of your thoughts on it changed?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/18/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, I've seen Grapes of Wrath. I wasn't that big into it. I'm sure if I watched it again I would appreciate the direction more.

I'll be sure to check out Stagecoach and The Searchers.

Who are your favorite currently working actors?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/20/2014 Reply  · 

Haven't read the Grapes O' Wrath book. I've heard John Stienbeck is good, though.

Yeah, Clint Eastwood definitely counts! :)

A little from column A, a little from column B, haha! I'm not going to watch the films right now (I'm currently determined to obliterate everything on my List of Shame), but now that I'm aware of them, I'll have an eye out for them! :)

Daniel Day-Lewis is easily my favorite actor, but I'm also a really big Sam Rockwell fan. Steve Buscemi is also one of the great character actors of our age. Christopher Walken's choices for roles are a bit hit-or-miss, but when he hits he hits hard, and even when he misses, he's still a blast to watch! But a rising star who has blown me away in recent years has to be Andrew Scott. He's most well-known for playing Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, a show I would thoroughly reccommend if you haven't seen it. But since then he's been playing supporting roles in Irish/English films like Locke (the entirety of which is Tom Hardy having phone conversations from a car), Jimmy's Hall and The Stag, in which he has a substantial and moving role. In all three of these films, he creates masterful performances out of material that other actors could have simply made passable. He's also got a great range, unlike his Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, who can apparently only play smug intellectuals. Honestly, as of now, Scott would probably be my second favorite actor after Day-Lewis, and I really reccommend Sherlock or The Stag, an excellent film in which he delivers what I consider his best performance.

Do you have any movies you plan to watch soon?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/20/2014 Reply  · 

Next for me is probably either going to be Scarface, Source Code or Steve McQueen's Hunger. This weekend I'm going away to a place where I won't have internet, delaying my List of Shame binge a little, so I'll make do with whatever DVDs I happen to own but haven't watched yet.
Have fun with Million Dollar Baby by the way! :)

Hell yeah, you would like Calvary! But you have to look at it with the right mindset. The director's collaborations with Brendan Gleeson are part of his exploration of the western genre. With his first movie The Guard, he explored the more shlocky, gun-slingin' westerns, while Calvary is a slower, more meditative "Sheriff in a small town"-type of film. The dialogue is excellent, the images beautiful and the performances are excellent from everyone involved. It allows you to laugh with the occassional funny put-down or silly situation, but a lot of it is very serious. It comes from a dark, personal place, and is very relevant considering the controversy the Catholic Church is currently in, which the film deals with in a mature and heart-breaking way. An amazing film. You would like it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/20/2014 Reply  · 

What do you think of Brendan Gleeson? Cause Calvary includes what is probably his best performance.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 6/22/2014 Reply  · 

Not a fan, except for Persona.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

Calvary woud be an excellent introduction to Brendan Gleeson!

I may watch Double Indemnity later on today. I plan to pick up Apocalypse Now and Chinatown on DVD the next time I'm in the city. I also have Terminator 2 recorded, so I could watch that whenever.

How did you like Million Dollar Baby?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

I think it's the only film from Bergman that non-fans of his can enjoy, so definitely check it out.

Shane... oh yeah, I like that movie. And yeah, Drive does seem like it was heavily influenced by it.

What did you think of Million Dollar Baby?

Anything planned to watch soon?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

Goodfellas is alright. I think it's a bit overrated, and far from the greatest Scorsese film. Maybe I need to watch it again, but it didn't live up to it's reputation imo. I hope you enjoy it though.

Taxi Driver is great. Great great great. You will love it. De Niro kicks ass. Yes.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

Just for a bit of perspective, which Scorsese films have you seen at this point? I can give a few recommendations of what I consider to be his best work.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, Raging Bull is definitely one of Scorsese's best. But I would also recommend the bulk of his work with Leonardo DiCaprio, particularly The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and Gangs of New York. Gangs also has an excellent performance from Daniel Day-Lewis.

Who would you say is your favorite director of all time?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 6/24/2014 Reply  · 

Stanley Kubrick, Edgar Wright, Woody Allen, Joel and Ethan Coen, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Christ Martin Scorsese, John Michael McDonagh and Martin McDonagh would be my favorite directors. I pretty extensive list, but I think that's all of them! Haha

Haven't seen any of Billy Wilder's films yet. The only film I've seen of Leone's is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Which I liked quite a bit. I think Hitchcock is pretty good, a bit overrated. He doesn't seem to know how real people talk. I haven't seen too many of his films, but was kinda underwhelmed by The Birds and Vertigo, although I liked North by Northwest and Psycho. Thoughts on these films?

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MasterofMovies on 6/24/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah the first half didn't really work very well for me either, but I still LOVE the movie as a whole. The performances, direction, camerawork etc.. all top notch. Glad you also liked it. Have you seen Mystic River?

All of the films you mentioned there are masterpieces, no bad words to say about them from this guy. Hopefully you can watch them soon :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 6/25/2014 Reply  · 

I can't think of any lines in Hitchcock films off the top of my head, but it seems a bit too "matter of fact" for me. Every single line is really eloquently spoken, like "Oh, that is very odd as I have recently been reading about that subject in a conveniently located bookstore down the road from here.", even if the character is just a fisherman who hasn't had human contact for 50 years. Nothing feels real, it all feels staged. It feels like how a movie should work, and not how people should work. You know, it's not a major problem, just a pet peeve of mine.

I felt like M was a decent arguement against the death penalty, but I didn't think it worked at all as a film. We know nothing about any of the characters, none of them have any defining traits and everything they do is very . . . obvious. It's not until the very last scene where we start to see what I would consider some actual riveting filmmakin'. Characters begin to show signs of, well, character, but this is cut far too short.
I kind of felt sorry for the killer at the end, although I did find the killer's duck-face-esque "look at me being surprised" expression a bit irritating.
But I'm clearly in the minority, as M is number 30 on this site. What are your thoughts on the film?

Who are some of your all-time favorite actresses? This is a bit more difficult considering the er ah, shortage of good female roles in the history of cinema! :P

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TheHonestFilmFan on 6/26/2014 Reply  · 

My favorite actress would easily be Cate Blanchett. She is excellent in everything I've seen her in (except . . . uh, Crystal Skull, which I'm sure everyone would just like to forget about). Man, Blue Jasmine and The Aviator feature her two greatest performances, and two of my favorite film performances of all time. Just fantastic. She can also bring up the quality of a mediocre film with her pure acting talent. Movies like Monuments Men, Veronica Guerin and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are on varying levels of quality, but Cate does excellent work in all three. Highly recommend any of her work.
Jessica Chastain is another actress I really like. Zero Dark Thirty is an excellent movie, made even more excellent by her amazing performance. She also breaths life into the uninspired "LOOK HOW BAD RACISM IS" movie The Help.

How was the African Queen?

Oh, and I saw Double Indemnity. It was very good. Great writing with very witty dialogue and plenty of compelling twists and turns. Excellent performances by Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson. CInematography was very good as well. How about you? What are your thoughts on the film?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 6/26/2014 Reply  · 

Holy cow, I just found out that Wilder shot an alternate ending to Double Indemnity where MacMurray is killed in a gas chamber while Robinson watches! Jeez louise. Have you heard about this?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 6/27/2014 Reply  · 

I thought that MacMurray's character committed the crime simply because he was an immoral man. The fact that he sells insurance would be a big clue to support this theory! :)
It would also give significance to the moment where he gives the daughter's boyfriend her address, his first decent act in an attempt to redeem his conscience.
It could also be that he just was taken by the woman for lustful reasons and then soon after they have implied sex in that classy Hollywood way he loses interest in her. Or he just doesn't work well under pressure, I dunno.
Thoughts on my theories? Which one do you most agree with? Have you any theories on the topic yourself?

I may be watching The Apartment sometime in the next few days. Where would you put that in terms of your favorite Wilder films, and your favorite films in general?

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JediMasterSlayer on 6/28/2014 Reply  · 

No problem, I'm trying to get some friends on this site! :)

Thanks for the kind words. Indeed those are all great films, hopefully you can see any ones you want to haha!

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JediMasterSlayer on 6/28/2014 Reply  · 

Absolutely, Goodfellas is a crime classic that has everything going for it. Are you a fan of Scorsese's work? I feel that if you are, you would enjoy it a lot because his style is all over it.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/29/2014 Reply  · 

Yes it has I've moved Cuckoo's Nest up to number 2 and Shawshank up to I think 4

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Caesar on 6/29/2014 Reply  · 

I still haven't had the opportunity to see The Great Escape. I'm sure I will someday. It's been my highest-ranked "list of shame" movie for so long, my profile page is going to look weird when I finally get rid of it. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 6/29/2014 Reply  · 

I quite liked The Apartment. Cinematograpbhy was beautiful and all the performances were really good. Jack Lemmon is the most likeable motherfucker. Oh mah god he's got charisma pouring out his ears.

But yeah, I found the ending a bit cliche and predictable, even though it was probably new for the time, but whatever. How much it's been ripped off is irrelevant.

Yeah, I plan to watch Blade Runner pretty soon. Would you recommend it? What are your thoughts on the film?

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/29/2014 Reply  · 

Once Upon a Time in the West was fantastic! We both currently have it at #29 on our lists. :) I'm planning on watching it again soon.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly just moved into my top 10 yesterday because I re-watched it. :) It truly is a masterpiece!

What are your favorite scenes from the two movies?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah it's not a movie you see on many top 10s. It's just one of those movies I've been watching since I was a kid. Just trying to hold on to my youth I guess haha!

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

Some of my favorite scenes from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly are when Blondie takes Tuco in, the scene where Tuco is in the Gun Shop, the Desert scene, when Tuco is at the mission with his brother, and of course the Final Showdown. But my absolute favorite scene is the scene where Tuco is running through the Graveyard looking for the gold. That scene is just perfection. :)

Some of my favorite scenes from Once Upon a Time in the West are the Opening Showdown, Frank's introduction scene, and the scene where Harmonica helps Frank kill those guys in the town. I also think the flashback during the Final Showdown is the best scene. The way it is revealed and how everything just all of a sudden just makes sense is just greatness! The music is amazing too. :)

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Wade92

Wade92 on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

I've been really wanting to check out all the classic Hitchcock films I've been missing out on like Rear Window, North By Northwest, Psycho, and Vertigo (I noticed the last two are in your top 20). Another movie that I hear a lot about but have yet to see is Stand By Me.

Any films on your list of shame you're interested in?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

Goodfellas is a very good film and definitely worth checking out.

I really enjoyed Raging Bull. De Niro and Scorsese work really well together. It's actually a film I saw a while ago but I just noticed it wasn't on my flickchart for some odd reason.

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MasterofMovies on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

Not much older films, mostly new releases. I just recently checked out Transformers 4, not too good lol. Are you a fan of the Transformers series!

Wow, you saw Taxi Driver! Thoughts?

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Danielod

Danielod on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

I've been watching a lot of westerns recently so I think I'm going to watch For A Few Dollars More next or maybe I'll re-watch something.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/30/2014 Reply  · 

Wow you've recently seen Gran Torino and it's already number 4 on your list such a great film isn't it

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/1/2014 Reply  · 

I ended up watching the Final Cut of Blade Runner. I think I made the right decision, but whenever I watch a given cut of a film, I always get the feeling that any problems I have are unjustified, and are just things explained in other cuts.

I . . . liked Blade Runner. I think. To be honest, I don't think I got it. I wasn't really paying attention when I was watching it. I got the basic story (Han Solo has to go kill robots so he goes killing robots) but I felt like there was something missing. Was there footage of a unicorn or something in an alternate cut? I remember hearing a lot about that but I don't think it ever appeared in the film.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on it, though. A very interesting piece. And please, feel free to go into spoiler territory, especially regarding the ending.

HEY! Taxi Driver! That's an excellent film! Any thoughts/theories?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/2/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I buy that theory. I don't think Deckhart dreams of the unicorn in the final cut, though.

There was definitely something eerie about the last scene. I strangely don't buy that it really happened, although there are a lot of theories surrounding it. People say that the crane shots are Travis ascending to heaven, but when he looks in the rear view mirror and the music turns all spooky he's actually gone to Hell. I don't know, pretty flimsy, but not without evidence.

What film do you have planned to watch next?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 7/2/2014 Reply  · 

I still have a bunch of movies I haven't watched yet but plan to watch like 3:10 to Yuma, Sin City, Gone Baby Gone, Gangs of New York which I'm half way into the movie so just the one I have that I haven't seen yet how about you?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 7/2/2014 Reply  · 

I've seen 2001 which I think is great especially the end scene which was incredible The Godfather which I think is pretty good but I've got to rewatch it which is another movie I'm going to watch again very soon and I have seen Apocalypse Now which I really liked but whenever I try to rewatch it I keep turning it off sooner and sooner I don't know why.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

Awesome, I'm happy to hear you thought it was amazing! We can talk about it for sure, you wanna open up the discussion with any particular thoughts on the film? :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

I'm with you, I don't think that the ending of it was a dream. I think he was fine and the point of the ending was to show how the public perception of something can be so wrong. We are aware of how unstable and crazy Bickle is, he tries to assassinate a politician after all, but because he was unsuccessful in that and ended up just killing the pimps and 'rescuing' Iris he's actually celebrated by the public. The glance back to the mirror at the very end is there to illustrate that all is still not right with Travis and that he's just a ticking time bomb waiting to go off again. At least that's my opinion! hah

Have you got any interpretation of what that little glance back at the mirror was or anything else you'd like to discuss?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

I plan to watch The Matrix tomorrow, if I get the chance. I also plan on rewatching Barry Lyndon over the weekend.

I would tell the person that Dave Bowman is in both segments. And they are literally right next to each other chronologically.
Also, I don't think the person was paying enough attention. :)

Have you seen Barry Lyndon? If not, do you intend to?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

Barry Lyndon is perhaps Kubrick's slowest work, so be sure to be in that Kubrick mood when you decide to watch it.

Dr. Strangelove has the best cinematography of any film I've ever seen. So perfect. Ooh. How about you? :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, I did like The Magnificent Seven! It makes me want to check out Seven Samurai!

I see you love The Searchers! I've been wanting to see that one for some time now. I'll try to watch that soon. :)

I have some recommendations for you. :) Alien, Aliens, The Shining, Die Hard, The Usual Suspects, and Terminator 2 are all great!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/4/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not really too sure, I think Scorsese may have just been emphasizing how Travis's mind was deteriorating and that he was on a downward spiral.

Any other Scorsese films you're looking forward to checking out?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/4/2014 Reply  · 

I may check out Badlands when it reaches nearer the top of my List of Shame. Other than that, I may watch one of his films if they show up on Netflix.

I just watched The Matrix and really liked it. Have you seen it? If so, thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/4/2014 Reply  · 

I really liked the Matrix as well. Excellent fight scenes, a great story with a really cool and interesting concept. Keanu Reeves' acting was a bit . . . difficult to buy at parts, but for the most part he did a servicable job. Great tension throughout. Great. Grand.

Have you seen the sequels? I've heard they do not live up to the standard of the first. Yeah?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/4/2014 Reply  · 

No, I won't watch the sequels. Unless they're on TV on a rainy day or something. But even then, risking liking the original to watch sequels widely-regarded as sub-standard doesn't really make the most sense.

Next up for me is The Princess Bride, which I may get around to Monday. The funny thing is I know next to nothing about it. Would you recommend it?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/4/2014 Reply  · 

Ya, The Great Escape looks really good. :) That's another one I have to see.

The Shining is really good! I'm sure when you see it, you will like it. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/5/2014 Reply  · 

I'm going to see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest soon, so I will tell you what I think about it. :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/6/2014 Reply  · 

Oh yeah for sure! Goodfellas is one of Scorsese's best, probably my third favorite after Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. If you get watching it soon let me know and we can discuss it if you'd like :)

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joshua528491 on 7/6/2014 Reply  · 

Let me know what you think of Princess Mononoke if you ever get around to it. I re-watched it again just now and it's fantastic in my opinion. Climbed up my list a little bit more.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

I may watch Apocalypse Now sometime later this week. I plan on purchasing a box set which includes the original cut, the Redux version and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.

When do you plan on watching Apocalypse Now?

Btw, how was the epic classic of cinema that is Ghost Rider?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

Mars Attacks isn't good. It's quite bad. A muddled mess. Seems like a parody you would see on the Simpsons or something.

Eh, I don't like Tim Burton. Batman has some great atmosphere, but is mostly a mixed bag. Everything else of his I've seen is a shitty remake. Except Ed Wood. Ed Wood is the only film of his I've seen that genuinely kicks ass.

How about you? What are your thoughts on Tim Burton?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

I'm curious about which Tim Burton films you've seen. It's true that most of them are dark and dreary, but I'd like to hear which ones in particular made you depressed? :)

Hahaha, Wes Anderson is basically the ying to Burton's yang. Also significant is that Burton forcing his style into all his movies proves to be a detrement, while Anderson uses character and story to make his films fantastic the more and more stylistic they get. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a fine example.

How was Walk the Line?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/8/2014 Reply  · 

Hell yes I'd recommend it! I think it's loved by most people but some aren't big fans so I'd be curious to see how you react to it. It's got some incredible imagery and feels very nightmarish at times which is why I love it so much. Which version are you going to watch? Redux or original? I haven't bothered watching the Redux but most people recommend the original as the Redux is meant to have serious pacing issues.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/9/2014 Reply  · 

Batman Returns is pretty fucked up.

I might watch Night of the Hunter later this week. Would you recommend it?

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gaveecho on 7/9/2014 Reply  · 

Hearts of Darkness is one of the best documentaries I've seen so I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I think it's the right choice going with the original first! :)

Yeah, I hope to see Under the Skin very soon. The positive reviews and bewildered reactions have gotten me very excited for it. Seems like it might be my type of film. Late Spring and The Pianist are also on my watch list so I'll try and see them soon also. Boyhood and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are the cinema releases that I'm excited to see.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/9/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen The Big Lebowski? I'd be interested to hear what you think about it.

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/9/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for letting me know. :)

I loved One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest! I've already seen it twice since I first saw it yesterday. :) It was definitely worthy of the five oscars including Best Picture that it won.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

Yes I love The Doors

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

I sure do. I first saw it back when I was starting to seriously get into The Beatles' music. It's my favorite film that they made. A Hard Day's Night has always been one of my favorite albums of theirs as well.

What do you think of the film?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, you'll like The Big Lebowski, but perhaps not on the first viewing. I didn't fully appreciate till the second time I saw it. Give me your thoughts on it when you see it.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

So many good ones hmm I guess maybe Love me two Times

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

I'd probably say Rubber Soul is my favorite. Great songs including my personal favorite Beatles song In My Life. It's pretty amazing John could write such a powerful and reflective song at such a young age.

I really enjoy all the Beatles music but I tend to like the first half of their career a little more with albums like A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Rubber Soul, and such. How about yourself?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

You really need to see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest! It has very quickly become one of my favorite movies of all time! I'm sure it would be a movie that you would love too. :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, Under the Skin is the one with Scarlett Johansson. It's been a pretty divisive film and I'm interested in seeing which side I end up on.

No, I haven't heard that theory but it sounds kinda interesting. Do you subscribe to that theory yourself?

Yeah, I've seen The Tree of Life and I loved it, but it's a film that isn't to everyone's taste. Have you seen it or do you plan on seeing it? Thoughts if you have?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

I really enjoy their later work as well. I agree that it's more mature and definitely pushed the musical boundaries at the time. Sgt. Pepper is great. I remember the first time I heard it thinking it was so grand and epic. Abbey Road is probably my favorite but like you said it could change for me as well. You can't go wrong with any of their music really.

Speaking of musician based movies, what did you think of Walk the Line?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

I might look the theory up and give it a thorough read to see how it sounds.

Probably not. It's seems to be a film that just doesn't 'click' for some people y'know? I have a friend who's a big film fan and Apocalypse Now is one of the classics and well-renowned films that he just doesn't get the love for. For some reason it just didn't work for you, which is fine. For me, it's a completely immersive experience. I feel exhausted after it, I find the cinematography to be some of the best ever in how it gives off a nightmarish atmosphere. Many films go for the 'war is hell' theme, but none make me feel that more than Apocalypse Now. It's unfortunate you didn't like it, but understandable. Is there anything in particular that didn't work for you? Or did you just find it kinda boring?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, I see. I love Walk the Line. Joaquin and Reese are terrific in the movie and what they did musically was just amazing. I know the story isn't entirely accurate but I love it nonetheless. It's what got me into the music and life of Johnny Cash.

I'm a very casual Dylan listener which is kind of embarrassing because I'm from his home state. Back in high school I even had a history teacher that had grown up with him in Hibbing. I have a lot of friends who are really into him but I haven't quite gotten around to him yet. From what songs of his I've heard I've enjoyed and I really like that old school type of music so I definitely need to check that legend out. Anything in particular from him you'd recommend?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

Not yet

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

If you loved Rise, you'll love Dawn! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes improves upon Rise of the Planet of the Apes in every area of the film. It's without a doubt one of the best movies I've seen this year. :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do once you get the chance to see it.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/12/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, I'll be sure to check those ones out.

He didn't tell us too much about him since my classmates didn't really care or had never even heard of Bob Dylan but I thought it was pretty cool. He did say he was "a little out there" at times though. Not entirely sure what that all means.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/13/2014 Reply  · 

Nice, I'll have to give it a listen.

I like the Rolling Stones but I'm very song based. They're not a band that I listen to the whole albums but they have certain songs that I really like such as Gimme Shelter, Miss You, Paint it Black, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Can't You Hear Me Knocking and such. Are you a big fan of them?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/13/2014 Reply  · 

Will do!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/13/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, man! I'm glad you like The Big Lebowski! :D
What was your favorite moment? It has so many classic scenes!

What did you think of Ghostbusters?

Were you disappointed by Apocalypse Now? Did you watch the original or the redux version?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/13/2014 Reply  · 

Fun fact: In the TV edited version, Walter's clean line in the car scene was made up by the Coens: This is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps! And honestly, I quote that more than the original. Haha :)

The scene where we are introduced to Jesus is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful scenes in all of cinema. It is immaculately filmed.
I also really laughed at the scene where the Dude uncovers the porn king's note left on the napkin :)

Ghostbusters is decent, and I see how great it would be if you saw it as a kid, but I didn't, and I think it shouldn't be at number 29 of all time. It's a funny cool little movie, but little more.

Do you plan on watching The Shining anytime soon?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/14/2014 Reply  · 

Apologies for the late reply!

Plenty of films vastly improve on re-watches, for example; There Will be Blood I didn't care for until I watched it a second time, so hopefully Apocalypse Now will work better for you on a re-watch.

Well, I notice you watched the Big Lebowski! I think it's hilarious, one of my favorite comedies for sure. Going by your score I assume you really enjoyed it?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/16/2014 Reply  · 

Ooh, a favorite moment? There are so many… but I'd say the fantasy/dream sequence is my favorite just because of how incredibly bizarre and funny it all is. 'I Just Dropped In' was a great song choice for that scene too. Oh, the scene where Walter smashes up the wrong guys car is hilarious too. You got a favorite moment?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/16/2014 Reply  · 

I wouldn't put The Shining in Kubrick's Top 5, but it's probably his number six. Here's how I rank Kubrick's films, just for kicks:
1. Dr. Strangelove
2. 2001
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. Paths of Glory
6. The Shining
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Barry Lyndon
9. The Killing
10. Lolita
11. Spartacus
12. Killer's Kiss
13. Fear and Desire
Thoughts on my rankings?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/16/2014 Reply  · 

I loved Zodiac. I highly recommend checking it out when you get the chance. It just might be my favorite David Fincher film now.

Have you seen any of Fincher's films?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/16/2014 Reply  · 

A lot of my favorite characters don't fall into the traditional villain/hero architypes. People like Travis Bickle and Alex Delarge aren't exactly villains, but they sure ain't good people.

After comtemplating it for a while, I just remembered the perfection in villany that is HAL 9000. Easily my favorite movie villain, because he's so understandable in motivation, and pretty vulnerable as well. I nearly cried during his death scene, for garsh's sake! So yeah, he's easily my favorite villain in any movie ever.

I just rewatched There Will Be Blood. It jumped from around 200 on my chart to number 34! Wanna talk about it? I see it's in your top 10!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/17/2014 Reply  · 

Well, I'm kinda surprised you haven't seen Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs yet. Tarantino seems to be one of the directors whose filmography is explored first when one is getting into movies so I'm surprised you haven't checked out two of his most well regarded films yet. Do you have any plans on checking out his movies?

I only recently checked off the Star Wars original trilogy from my list of shame. I've also gotta get round to seeing the third Indiana Jones movie.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/17/2014 Reply  · 

Yep. You'll have to check them out some time I'm sure you would like them. My favorites of his are Zodiac, Se7en, The Social Network, Fight Club, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

As for westerns I really love "The Man with No Name" trilogy, the 2007 version of 3:10 to Yuma, and Once Upon a Time in the West. I also like Django Unchained which sort of has a western feel but I'm not sure it entirely classifies as one.

What are some of your favorites? I see The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is at your number 1 and westerns don't get much better than that.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/17/2014 Reply  · 

Awesome, I hope you enjoy his films when you get the Blu-ray box-set!

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/17/2014 Reply  · 

For new movies I plan on seeing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sometime in the next few weeks. As for older movies I want to check out Road to Perdition and The Untouchables.

What do you do for watching movies? Do you like to download movies or do you prefer to own the physical copy like Blu-ray/DVD?

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 7/17/2014 Reply  · 

The main reason why Apocalypse Now is one of my favorites is because it was one of the first movies that made me passionate about films. I found everything about it so powerful and haunting. The opening scene left me in awe and from that moment I became transfixed by the film. It was one of the very first films along with The Godfather and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly that showed me how amazing a piece of cinema could be. Apocalypse is also the greatest depiction of the Vietnam War I've seen and possibly of the hellishness and darkness within humanity.

It has been a little while since I've seen Apocalypse Now, so I'm not sure if I could give you a specific example of a spoiler that shows why I love the film. My love for Apocalypse Now is mostly due to it making me love and appreciate films. I've also heard people say that the film grew on them after repeated viewings, so hopefully you will be able to enjoy it more in the future. :)

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dara_22

dara_22 on 7/18/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request! You've seen a lot of movies that I haven't.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/19/2014 Reply  · 

I agree with your thoughts on Daniel seeing HW as a miniature version of himself, but I do belief that the affection he shows him is genuine, because, whether he knows it or not, the thing Daniel wants more than anything else is family.
This is why he accepts Henry as his brother so quickly, and is so deeply offended when he turns out to be a fraud.
Also, in the final scene with Daniel beating Eli, Eli pleads to him "Please, Daniel! We're brothers!" Perhaps a continuation of the familial theme? Thoughts on this?

Come to think of it, the only two people that Daniel murders in the entire film both falsely claim to be his brother. Do you see any significance to this?

What are your thoughts on the Pirates of the Carribean films? Are you going to watch the third and fourth installments?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/19/2014 Reply  · 

Also, to add to the "Daniel wants a family" arguement, when he swims with Henry he says that even as a child, he saw a house that he wanted to have children in. I seem to remember there being an absentee parent in Daniel's backstory (I can't remember whether it was the father or the mother), but this could be why he wants a family so deeply. Thoughts?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/19/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of Apocalypse Now? Would you recommend it?

What do you have planned to watch next?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/19/2014 Reply  · 

I love Tarantino! I've only seen 4 of his films and I love all of them!

I'm going to see Apocalypse Now very soon and I might see The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford soon as well. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/19/2014 Reply  · 

I would rank the four Tarantino films I've seen

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Django Unchained
3. Kill Bill Vol. 1
4. Kill Bill Vol. 2

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/20/2014 Reply  · 

I think Daniel particularly hates Eli because he is an ugly reflection of himself. Both want power, both disrespect their fathers at one point, both have brothers they no longer see, and most importantly, both see themselves as God.
Eli claims he is follower of God, but he really sees himself as a God. This is made evident when we see him in church, trying to cure a woman's Parkinson's or baptise a sinner.
Daniel resents the idea of God outright because he is a God to himself (I AM THE THIRD REVELATIONNNNNNNN!) He sees the pathetic Eli using his methods and is angered by it. And while Daniel sees his power and Godliness as well-earned (we see him work tirelessly at the opening of the film, not to mention the work that goes into his drilling business) while Eli does very little other than lie to a few simple-minded townspeople. He feels that Eli doesn't deserve the respect he gets.
Thoughts on this?

Yeah, I think I liked Apocalypse Now a lot more than you :) I thought the film was beautifully shot, very well-acted and a very well-written dissection of the concept of madness.
I'd like to talk to you a bit more in-depth and spoiler-y about the film, to see exactly what you didn't like about it. That okay?

How was Chinatown?

And how was Chinatown superior spiritual successor, Flyin' Ryan?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 7/20/2014 Reply  · 

Wasn't a fan. how about you?

How was chinatown

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/20/2014 Reply  · 

Same here. I will always take the physical copy over a digital copy when it comes to movies. I got a Blu-ray player a while back as well and I love it. I always like to have to the best experience possible when watching a movie.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/21/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, what exactly about Apocalypse Now would you like me to talk about? (themes, legacy, atmosphere, etc.)

I personally haven't seen Flyin' Ryan myself, but the trailers I saw left me breathless. A true masterpiece. Beauty incarnate.

Do you plan on checking out any more Paul Thomas Anderson films? I recently watched The Master and would really recommend it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/21/2014 Reply  · 

I liked how Apocalypse Now explored the idea of madness, and how it arises from the war environment. Martin Sheen is mildly deranged at the start of the movie, but he's more troubled than anything else. The first real encounter with madness he makes is with Robert Duvall's character, whose obsession with surfing is not only very original and memorable, but a great metaphor for how people saw the war in general. Sheen slowly delves into madness the more the madness surrounds him, culminating in his murdering of the Vietnamese woman trying to save the puppy. By the time he meets Colonel Kurtz, he is no longer a soldier, or a servant, he is Kurtz. He is mad, and willing to kill without guilt, like the native tribesmen sacrificing the bull.
Furthermore, the film serves as a great metaphor for the Vietnam war throughout. The soldiers unsure of who their leader is as they shoot into blackness, bridges being destroyed night after night, and a leader abusing his authority with no rational thinking behind it, and another authority sending a man nearly equally unstable to stop him, all excellent metaphors. By the end of the film, you know all you can about the filmmaker's view of Vietnam without a word of preachy dialogue being said.

As for what I didn't like . . . Eh, not much! Maybe Brando's final line was a bit too on-the-nose, but one line of dialogue out of an entire film is a pretty good score!
Thoughts on my thoughts? Did I shine some light on the movie for you? Not to sound douchey, haha :)

Ooh, cool! Tarantino is a really great filmmaker and I really look forward to discussing them with you! :)
Out of all his films, I've seen 5. Here's how I'd rank them:
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Reservoir Dogs
4. Jackie Brown
5. Django Unchained.
The top 3 are excellent, near perfect films. The only one I don't particularly care for is Django Unchained, which is decent most of the way through, but falls apart so horribly in the third act that I simply can't forgive it. I really hate people who dislike movies solely for having plot holes, but in Django it seems like the characters were no longer the same people. Their actions make no sense in terms of their goals, and it's the only time in Tarantino's films (from what I've seen) where he uses violence for the sake of violence, which is the stereotype that surrounds his work, and at that point, the stereotype reigns true.
But since Django isn't on the boxset then you'll be doing fine. I hope you like Jackie Brown, the movie has a bad reputation but I think it's Tarantino's most mature work.
Thoughts on my thoughts?

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ToryK

ToryK on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

I did, I enjoyed it. It was tight and it had some sharp dialogue, something I always appreciate. I tend to like variations of noir more than the real thing, so it was probably never going to make it to the tip-top of my list, but I'm glad I gave it a look.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

The first thing that I find so impressive about Apocalypse Now is the scope of the project and the technical wizardry that was achieved despite the hellish state of the production. Aside from just making the best of a bad situation, though, I think it's fascinating in the way it explores its characters' morality and madness. The journey to Kurtz is a journey that travels deep into the darkest corners of humanity and I found it to be mesmerizing and haunting. Nothing hit a wrong note IMO.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, Pulp Fiction is pretty unanimously regarded as Tarantino's best. Although there are a few people who would give that title to Inglourious Basterds.

Nope, haven't seen True Romance. I think he only wrote that one.

Do you plan to watch the movies in any particular order?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

Wow! You've made quite a lot of changes to your top 20. What made you declare Gran Torino as your all time favorite movie?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

Paths of Glory was excellent! I love me some Kubrick. The film so well crafted. Great plot, outstanding dialogue, very well shot, and very well developed characters. One of the best war movies I've ever seen and a true classic. I'm very glad I finally got around to seeing it. :)

What are your thoughts on Dr. Strangelove? I am doing a Kubrick marathon and that is probably next on my list.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/23/2014 Reply  · 

WOW! Top 10 change-up! Very interesting new choices, I like how Gran Torino is your number 1! Also, big props for putting The Big Lebowski at number 10! Just like my chart haha! :D
Thoughts on why you made any of the changes? Why is A Hard Day's Night at number 2? What made you rerank Taxi Driver, No Country For Old Men, Gran Torino and The Big Lebowski higher? Have you changed the way you judge which movies are your favorites?

Night of the Hunter was pretty good! Robert Mitchum was amazing, it was really well-written and even the child actors were pretty decent, especially for the time. I was very impressed that it was the director's first, and only, film! He really got it right the first time! I thought that Robert Mitchum was much more threatening than he was in Cape Fear. Have you seen Cape Fear? Have you seen the Scorsese remake?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

I personally didn't care too much for No Country For Old Men on my first viewing. I enjoyed watching it, but it didn't leave much of an impact on me. I need to watch it again.

Wow! You watched Lebowski 3 more times?! That's amazing! :D
Did you have much trouble wrapping your mind around the story the first time? I remember having trouble with it on my first watch, because I had no clue how complicated the movie was going to be!

I wouldn't recommend the original Cape Fear, but I would strongly recommend the Scorsese remake. I would argue that you should watch the remake before the original, as then you wouldn't know how the remake was going to end while you were watching it, am I making sense? That's how I watched the Scorsese version, and it exhilarated me to no end. One of the most thrilling movie experiences I've ever had. After seeing the remake first, the original was disappointingly bland and devoid of interesting characters. SEE THE REMAKE! Robert De Niro's character is kind of like a more psycho version of Travis Bickle, he's great! :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

Dr. Strangelove was great! It's my new favorite comedy. I enjoy intelligent comedies to stupid comedies, so Dr. Strangelove was my cup of tea. :) I am very glad I saw it. :)

What did you think of Chinatown?

How would you rank Kubrick's films?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

When do you plan on starting the Tarantino box set?

Chinatown was great! A very interesting movie that doesn't hold your hand the whole time. I liked the subversions of the noir genre throughout, those really took me by surprise. And that ending. Holy cow, that ending.
The mystery was really well-thought-out too. Every time I thought I knew what was coming, the movie did the opposite!
What were your thoughts on the film?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

I'd forgotten that I'd already asked you what you thought of Chinatown after you first saw it. Oops.

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

Boyhood is phenomenal.The entire film feels completely natural and is extremely enjoyable. It's a brilliant and genuine representation of anyone's childhood and the world we live in, which is encapsulated into a wonderful cinematic experience. The film lives up to its in my opinion and will likely be the best film of the entire year.
Do you plan on seeing Boyhood? Have you also seen any other films from Richard Linklater?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/25/2014 Reply  · 

This is how I would rank the Kubrick films I've seen:

1. The Shining
2. 2001
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. Paths of Glory
5. The Killing

I've been wanting to check out Chinatown for a while and now I REALLY want to... Man, I need to watch a lot of movies. :)

Do you have anything planned to watch next?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/25/2014 Reply  · 

That sure is a lot of Tarantino, haha :) Hope you enjoy them. :)

I might see The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford or Chinatown pretty soon.

Who is your favorite director?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/25/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, I have no movies planned to watch for the next while, as I'm off to Italy tomorrow for two weeks. That's why I won't be on here for the next while.

T2 is alright. A decent action movie, but not much else.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/25/2014 Reply  · 

Christopher Nolan is probably my favorite (obviously haha). Quentin Tarantino would be a favorite as well. I also really like Martin Scorsese and Ben Affleck. Affleck has only made three films but I love all of them and am looking forward to his next film "Live by Night" after he wraps filming on Batman v Superman. A director I've really gotten into recently is David Fincher.

Any thoughts on them or any other personal favorites of yours?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/25/2014 Reply  · 

Haha no I'm definitely not one of those annoying people. Everyone has their own tastes and it's too bad some people have to bad mouth others who have different opinions.

Cool, I hope you enjoy the box set. Are you planning on watching them in order they were released or random?

For the Coens I've seen True Grit, No Country for Old Men, as well as O Brother, Where Art Thou? and I enjoyed them quite a bit. As for Kubrick I haven't seen any of his films except for part of the Shining a long time ago. I'll need to watch some of his work at some point because he seems to be very, very popular among film lovers.

What are your favorite films from Kubrick and the Coen Brothers?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/26/2014 Reply  · 

My favorite director is Steven Spielberg, but Kubrick is probably right behind him. I too haven't seen a whole lot of his films, but I could see him passing Spielberg when I see more films from Kubrick.

Any plans on seeing Cuckoo's Nest soon?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/26/2014 Reply  · 

Ya, I can understand that you don't love Spielberg because you haven't seen some of his best movies. :)

I love the Coen's. I've only seen No Country for Old Men and True Grit, but I loved those. :) I see both No Country and The Big Lebowski are in your top 10, so I assume you love them. :)

Let me know what you think of Tarantino. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/26/2014 Reply  · 

I don't watch a whole lot of foreign language films, but I loved the Raid movies. Have you seen them? I also saw Yojimbo and that was pretty good.

What are your favorite foreign language films?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/26/2014 Reply  · 

I have yet to see True Romance but some day I'll get around to seeing it. Let me know your thoughts on the Tarantino movies when you see them.

2001 has always interested me since it's considered to be such a groundbreaking film. I don't know when exactly I'll get around to seeing Kubrick's films but I will at some point to see all the good stuff I've been missing out on.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/29/2014 Reply  · 

I'm glad you liked it so much! I really enjoy the film but it's probably the Tarantino film I've seen the least amount of times with about four or so viewings. For me personally it's towards the bottom in regards to the others but when it stands on its own it's still a darn good movie. I agree the screenplay is fantastic. It's got humor in all the right places and I love that you never actually see the heist itself.

How was True Romance?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 7/29/2014 Reply  · 

Of course! Well, first off, I'm surprised it exceeded my expectations. I didn't think Linklater would do anything that surpassed Dazed & Confused for me but he managed it with Boyhood. It seems like ages since a film broke my top 50, so to easily slot into my top 10 was pretty cool. I thought my top 10 would never change! Anyway, about the movie. I just found it incredible, Linklater manages to capture time more effectively than any director I've seen. The passage between years is so natural and made all the better without being bookmarked by '2005', '2006' etc. I truly felt like I went on a journey with these characters and by the end I was just emotionally drained man - in the best way possible. It manages to touch upon many relatable aspects of growing up without seeming pretentious or phony. Also, the music was fantastic and it's used brilliantly. I'll get into some of that more when you see it, don't wanna be giving too much away. I don't wanna hype it up too much but I hope you have a similar reaction to me. Get back to me when you see it and we can discuss it more if you'd like :)

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/29/2014 Reply  · 

True Romance haha! I found it really cheap today so I picked it up since it's been one I've been wanting to see for a while. I also plan on seeing Point Break soon. Have you seen that one?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/30/2014 Reply  · 

Definitely check out The Raid movies. They are excellent.

I really want to check out Reservoir Dogs! I'm glad you loved it. :) Let me know what you think of Pulp Fiction. :)

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ReelMovies

ReelMovies on 7/31/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, Pulp Fiction is an amazing movie and the film that I enjoy watching more than any other movie. I'd definitely recommend it, you should check it out!

Haha thanks, you have an awesome list yourself!

Did you like/love Reservoir Dogs?

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 7/31/2014 Reply  · 

Thank for your Friend Request.

P.S I'm looking at the list of movies you Haven't seen. You REALLY NEED to see Pulp Fiction and The Shining

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Wade92

Wade92 on 7/31/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah that's the one haha! He talks about it so much I figured I should give it a viewing. He's also the one that introduced me to American Psycho and I loved it. I watch both of his channels regularly. I also watch Chris Stuckmann and then PrettyMuchIt's weekly news show. Do you watch any of them or any others?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/1/2014 Reply  · 

SchmoesKnow I watch now and then and I'll occasionally watch JermeyJahns. I like them both but I don't watch them regularly.

I agree with your thoughts about True Romance. I enjoyed it but overall it was just alright. I thought Gary Oldman was fantastic in his role and I was really surprised with how many cameos there was throughout with big name actors.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 8/2/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, bro, I can see from your list that you prefer No Country to There Will Be Blood. But which of the two do you feel is the better film? Editing, acting, cinematography, script and sound design in both films are of a ridiculously high standard. Technically, two of the most well-made films of the 21st Century. Your thoughts?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/2/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't yet but I plan to in the near future and am looking forward to it.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 8/4/2014 Reply  · 

That's extremely difficult to say. That's why I asked you first!

But imo, Blood just edges out No Country. I agree the cinematography is better in No Country but PTA's film is better written. Every character arc is handled brilliantly and the dynamic between DDL and Dano is the stuff of legends. Easily in my top 5 greatest rivalries of all time. No Country's script is great too but honestly, only Tommy Lee Jones feels like a real character. Brolin and Bardem just appear to be contrasting embodiments of his inner conflict than actual characters themselves. That's not a very bad thing but it's not a good one either. And then there are scenes where the Coens try to shoehorn their Fargo-esque dark humor which is largely hit-and-miss. Blood has virtually no fat in the writing. Hard to separate these two on other criteria though.

Top 10 hasn't changed. Everything's still the same.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/4/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, I'm back! How you been?

I see you started the Tarantino boxset! Thoughts on what you've seen so far?

How about The Other Guys or Wreck-It Ralph?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for taking so long. I'll be much faster in the future when answering.

I think when you watch really good movies, your standards raise, and what you liked before, may not be your cinematic taste anymore. Is that what you meant? Or did I misinterpret? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

Nope. I would never do that to ya. :)

Yeah, I do that. Watch something good, watch something considered bad. Some of them can be more fun. I also watch really bad films so I can listen to podcast ep from bad movie podcasts like How Did This Get Made?, We Hate Movies, Film Sack, and The Flop House.

It's probably between Tarantino and Scorsese to who my favourite director is. I love his unique dialogue, the crazy gore (as I'm always after violence.....in a film :D), and the fresh takes on films that inspired him. Terrible actor, though. :D Although, I didn't mind him in From Dusk til Dawn.

I wonder if he'll make this Sci-Fi he's talking about? Or it'll never happen.....so many other things he talks about. :)

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

I finally got around to listening to Highway 61 Revisited. I thought it was pretty good. Over the years I've heard a lot of other artists covering some of those songs so it was cool to finally hear the original.

Any thoughts on Pulp Fiction?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

I'll get back to you. I have to get to work. :/

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shane24

shane24 on 8/7/2014 Reply  · 

Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Django Unchained
Kill Bill 1
Kill Bill 2
Inglourious Basterds
Jackie Brown
Death Proof

I watched The Raid 2 twice in two days. Absolute perfect for an action junkie. I hear people who didn't like the length. Luckily, I was fine with that the majority of the time. I can't wait to get the Blu-ray! I din't watch special features much, but I think how they did some of the choreography and stunts will be fascinating.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/8/2014 Reply  · 

I agree the dialogue in Pulp Fiction is just fantastic. My friends and I quote that movie all the time. I remember when I first saw that movie I wasn't really sure what to think but the more I watched it, it became one of my favorite movies.

I thought Bullitt was pretty good. Wasn't anything too special but I still enjoyed it. I liked it enough that I'll go back and re-watch it again someday.

As for Dylan, I'll probably check out some more of his stuff at some point.

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MegoMan

MegoMan on 8/8/2014 Reply  · 

Just got your friend request thanks!

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Danielod

Danielod on 8/9/2014 Reply  · 

I really want to see Pulp Fiction! I'm glad you loved it. I will try to see it as soon as I can. :) Let me know what you think of Inglourious once you see it. :) It's my favorite Tarantino movie. :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/11/2014 Reply  · 

No I've actually never heard of it I'll go look it up later
I thought Guardians of the Galaxy was awesome I'm not a big Marvel fan but I can say this is my favorite marvel film
Back to the music stuff have you ever heard of Donavon?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

I love Tarantino I see you've recently seen four of his films I love what he's doing right now with messing with history
What's your favorite film of his mine would either be Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

My trip was great. Sorry for the late reply, but I was travelling around Ireland with the same Americans I went to Italy with, so I didn't have a chance to come on here too much.

How was Pulp Fiction?

How were the Kill Bills?

How was Guardians?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

I plan to watch Boyhood this week as well.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

The Great Escape was so good. I enjoyed it immensely. It had such great suspense and a sense of adventure with great characters all throughout. I was entertained from start to finish.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

1. Reservoir Dogs
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Inglorious Bastards
4. Django Unchained
5.Kill Bill Vol. 1
What big films are you gonna check out next I highly recommend The Shining for you

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

Wow, I see you watched many Tarantino films! How were Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and the Kill Bill films? Don't be afraid to go into great detail :)

I see you watched Guardians of the Galaxy as well. I loved the film, the more I think about it the more I love it. One of the best theater experiences I've had all year. Thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

How was Jackie Brown?

Yeah, Pulp Fiction was an instant favorite. It was my number 6 when I first added it if memory serves correct. Ever since it has only been climbing and climbing until it reached number 2.

How are you feeling the box set so far? Any particular thoughts on Tarantino's style/track record?

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jonesboys

jonesboys on 8/14/2014 Reply  · 

hey sadler hows things going, what do you think of my list, as you can probabily see my brothers have a very different taste in films than i do

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/14/2014 Reply  · 

The only reason is because of Robin Williams death he will forever be loved
I'm going to be watching some Chaplin films, Citizen Kane, Dr Strangelove and I've got a lot more recorded
Since Robin Williams death whats your favorite Robin Williams films this might sound weird but I love One Hour Photo it's a different role for him and he did awesome and I'm about to see The Fisher King really soon.

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djones16

djones16 on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

hey hows it going

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

I think Jackie Brown is kind of an underappreciated masterpiece. Granted, I need to rewatch it, but from reflecting on my first viewing, the film seems like a lot more of a natural evolution for Tarantino as a filmmaker, akin to how Paul Thomas Anderson transitioned from Boogie Nights to There Will Be Blood. The characters are all real people who talk like real people, the story is really well-thought out and the way it skimps on the violence gives the few violent moments much more oomph, so to speak. I do not like it as much as I do Pulp Fiction or Basterds, but I highly appreciate it for being different and taking such a new approach to filmmaking for Tarantino.
I would rather have this than Django, which shows Quentin's lack of progression and his reliance on his own tropes to the point of ruining the story.

And yes, De Niro was beyond excellent in that film. So bloody riveting! :D

How about Death Proof? Any thoughts on that?

And Hook? Do you plan to have a Robin Williams marathon of sorts?

What do you think of the apparent evolution of Quentin's style in Jackie Brown and the complete loss of said evolution in his films thereafter?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

I enjoyed The Untouchables quite a bit. I've always been interested in that time period and I thought it was well done.

I haven't seen a lot of De Palma's work. The only other movies of his I've seen are Scarface and Mission: Impossible. Scarface has a lot of great and quotable moments but as a whole I think The Untouchables is the better crafted film.

Have you seen any of his work and if so what are your favorites?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

I think it's fine that most people love Django, I just disagree with them. Most of the film's fans claim that it's good because it puts a black character into the role of traditionally white characters, and the film should be praised for this. However, I see no originality here. That idea has been done to death. And as far as the subject of racism and slavery are concerned, the film brings nothing to the table.
There's a film from 1967 called In the Heat of the Night starring SIdney Poitier, and I think it's a more interesting and compelling dissection of race relations than anything from the countless "42 Years a Help Unchained" films that have came out since.

Honestly, I'd really recommend In the Heat of the Night for you to watch as soon as possible. I think you'd really like it.

How was Inglourious Basterds? I see it's your favorite Tarantino film! Wanna talk about it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

I freakin' love Basterds. What a damn great film! My favorite thing about it is how Tarantino turned the media's views on his work completely on it's head. It really turns itself back on the audience. By the end, on the surface, you're supposed to cheer and whoop for the heros killing all the Nazis. But on a deeper level, we see that that makes us no better than the Nazis, sitting in the theatre watching Nation's Pride and cheering at Nazi victories. It's a really challenging way to view this era of history, by asking the question "Are we any better?" Inspired genius!
Thoughts on this?

Boyhood doesn't really live up to the hype considering that people are literally calling it the best film of all time, which I think is kind of a stretch. It's got good parts, great parts in fact, but it's not without flaw. There are some terribly-executed moments, a few corny scenes and the ending drags a hell of a lot. A hella a lot. Bro.

No, that's no glitch. I reranked Clockwork into my Top 10 after thinking about it some more. I've been thinking about it a lot recently, and I think that it's truly a masterpiece.
Have you any plans on seeing it?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

I plan on checking out Braveheart sometime in the near future. It's been one I've been wanting to see for a while. Speaking of Hitchcock, I recently purchased a Blu ray boxset with Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and North by Northwest so I plan on sitting down and watching those at some point as well.

Are there any movies on your "list of shame" that you're wanting to see?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

Eh, Clockwork Orange isn't all that disturbing. It's unsettling, but not disgusting. You can view it as a black comedy if you like. A blackly black blacky black comedy. I'd recommend checking it out.

Scorsese top 5? How about Top 16? (these are all the Scorsese films I've seen)
1. The Departed
2. Cape Fear
3. Raging Bull
4. Taxi Driver
5. The Wolf of Wall Street
6. Gangs of New York
7. The Aviator
8. Shutter Island
9. New York, New York
10. Mean Streets
11. The King of Comedy (which I admittedly need to rewatch)
12. Goodfellas (which I also admittedly need to rewatch)
13. Hugo (which isn't all that great)
14. The Last Waltz (a decent documentary but not much else)
15. The Colour of Money
16. Boxcar Bertha (which is absolute shit)
Thoughts on my rankings?
How about you? How would you rank the Scorsese flicks that you've seen?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/19/2014 Reply  · 

I'll be sure to let you know my thoughts on the Hitchcock films after I see them.

Goodfellas is a very good movie and is probably my second favorite Scorsese film. The film has such a great cast and is a movie that I don't get tired of no matter how many times I go back to re-watch it.

What are the other two Scorsese movies you've seen?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/19/2014 Reply  · 

Not yet

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/20/2014 Reply  · 

I never knew Mean Streets was one of his best films. It's well-known, but not as cherished as Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, etc.

I'm looking forward to checking out Aliens and The General. And Jaws. I wanna watch Jaws!

Any other directors you want my rankings of?

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the very late reply! Been very busy lately, and haven't had much time for Flickchart! Ah, let's dive into these thoughts shall we?

Glad you loved both Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The Bonnie Situation is indeed a fantastic part, and probably my favorite as well! Yeah, Jackie Brown is fantastic also. I know what you mean when you say you found it a bit confusing, on my first viewing I nearly hated it because I didn't know what the hell was going on! It took me three viewings to completely love it! Kill Bill is a fantastic double feature for sure, and I'm glad you really enjoyed it also.

I see you watched Inglorious Basterds! How was it? Where would you rank it with his other films?

As for Guardians, I loved it just like you did. Here are my MCU rankings, as of right now:
1. The Avengers
2. Iron Man
3. The Winter Soldier
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Iron Man 3
6. Thor
7. Thor: The Dark World
8. Captain America The First Avenger
9. The Incredible Hulk
10. Iron Man 2


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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Cool. You should check out some more of Scorsese's work if you ever get the chance especially since you have Taxi Driver ranked so high. I think you'd really enjoy them. A few of my favorites of his are The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, and The Aviator.

As for those possible spoilers, I'll be sure to stay away and go in fresh. Thanks for the heads up.

I thought Rear Window was fantastic. I really enjoyed watching it and thought it was flat out terrific. I thought it was so cool that the vast majority of the film takes place in Jefferies' apartment and from his perspective alone for the most part. For my first Hitchcock film, I'm not sure I could have asked for a better experience.

What was your first Hitchcock film and do you remember any initial thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, here're my rankings of Eastwood's films. Well, the only ones I've seen.
1. Mystic River
2. Gran Torino
3. Million Dollar Baby
4. Invictus
5. Changeling
Mystic River is an all-time fave, in my top 30, really recommend it. Gran Torino and MDB are both good, but Invictus kinda left me cold. And Changeling was pretty bad.

This is fun, let's keep going with this ranking of directors thing! How about Hitchcock? How would you rank the films of his that you've seen?

Thoughts on Anchorman?

Thoughts on Tombstone?

Whoa! You disliked Killer's Kiss quite a bit! Thoughts? I take it that it's your least favorite Kubrick film?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

I'm watching them chronologically as they are that order in the set. I watched Vertigo and I thought that it was a pretty terrific film as well. I think I liked Rear Window a little more but Vertigo is still a film I will definitely revisit again in the future. I'll be checking out North by Northwest next.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Interesting rankings for Hitchy. Do you like all of them, or are there any you don't like?

I don't like Anchorman all that much either. You're not snobby, it's just not very good. Other than a few good one-liners, there's not much to it in terms of comedy.

Yeah, Killers Kiss isn't very good. The plot is way too basic for a Kubrick film, but he was still figuring things out to be fair. It's a hell of a lot better than his first film, Fear and Desire. Now that's a piece of crap. Crappy crappy crap.

Here's how I rank the Coen Brother's movies:
1. The Big Lebowski
2. Fargo
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Raising Arizona
5. True Grit
6. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
7. A Serious Man
8. Barton Fink
9. Miller's Crossing
10. No Country For Old Men
11. Burn After Reading
I need to rewatch No Country, but I love pretty much all of them (except Burn After Reading, that one . . . ugh). The top 9 are all favorites of mine.
Thoughts on my rankings?
How would you rank the Coen Brothers films?

How about Billy Wilder? How'd you rank his stuff?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, here's my Steven Spielbergs:
1. The Adventures of Tintin
2. Schindler's List
3. Lincoln
4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. War Horse
8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Okay, now I know this is a little controversial. Tintin is number 1 because I fucking love it. It pays tribute to the Indy movies and actually surpasses them in terms of quality.
I love Schindler and Lincoln. The two good Indy films are good. War Horse is kinda bad. Kinda pretty bad. Temple of Doom and Crystal Skull both stink really bad. I don't like them at all.
Thoughts on my rankings?
How would you rank Spielberg's films?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, here're my Chris Nolan rankings:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Inception
3. Batman Begins
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. The Prestige
6. Memento
7. Insomnia
8. Following
I think they're all great films, but the Top 5 would be a step above the rest for me.
How do you rank your Nolan?

How about Robert Zemeckis?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/23/2014 Reply  · 

Sure. Loved Groot and Rocket. But it's funny, I completely forgot that they were cg creatures. I kept forgetting only three actors were there. They just blend in so well. Have some big laughs, but I wish I had a better crowd to watch it with. One of the highlights for me was Michael Rooker! He was bloody awesome. Great design of his character, and what an awesome weapon! I have no complaints about any of the members, I enjoyed them all. I just wished that some of the action scenes had the ooga chaka music for the action scenes like they did in the first trailer. I can't really explain to you how pumped I would get watching the action in the trailer with that music.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, here's my Robert Zemeckis:
1. Back to the Future
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
3. Forrest Gump
4. Back to the Future Part III
5. The Polar Express
6. Back to the Future Part II
BttF 1 and Roger Rabbit are both all-time favorites, in my Top 30. I would really really recommend Roger Rabbit, excellent film.
Forrest Gump is flawed, but very well-directed. I think it's great flow is often mistaken for it being well-written, but I'm not sure that's the case. I've a bit of a love/hate relationship with that movie.
BttF 3 is kinda decent, though far from the original. Polar Express and BttF 2 are both pretty shit. :)

How about Akira Kurosawa? How would you rank his movies?

How was The Outlaw Josey Wales?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

man im sorry dude, I always forget responding. We were talking about something right? Comics books and something whether or not shawshank becomes better the second time around?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 8/26/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late response.

My opinion on Tarantino is not a popular one, especially around here. Let me get the popular stuff out of the way first though I do recognize him as a brilliant director. I also recognize quality in most of his movies I've seem. His greatest attribute is also one that pushes me away from his work rather than embrace it: dialogue. He has brilliant dialogue, but I just think he pushes the envelope to far with the overkill of profanity. I know it sounds a bit old-fashioned, but movies like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction remind me of that 5th grader that just learned how to cuss. You know... the boy that uses profanity on the playground in every other sentence just to prove he can cuss with the best of them. It gets annoying after a while. That's the one qualm I have with Tarantino's movies. Well, I also think Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are both overrated (nothing to do with the profanity either). For the life of me, I just don't see enough substance in Pulp Fiction to be #1 on anybody's chart... or top 10 for that matter. There are just too many films out there with so much more substance.

So again, I recognize him as a very good director, but his movies become obnoxious with the overuse of profanity, and his movies are a bit overrated when you consider some of them lack substance.

Honestly, there's a movie that he directed that does have a great plot, but somehow the movie isn't nearly as heralded as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, or even Kill Bill. That movie is Jackie Brown. That's probably my favorite QT movie.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/26/2014 Reply  · 

How would you rank the Tarantino films? And this may be a dumb question but have you seen Django Unchained yet?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/27/2014 Reply  · 

Nice. For me I rank them as:

1. Django Unchained
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Kill Bill (I see it as one big movie and that way it doesn't make me have to pick one over the other because I love both for different reasons haha)
5. Jackie Brown
6. Reservoir Dogs

There's not a film of his on the list that I don't enjoy. He has quite an impressive body of work. I haven't seen Death Proof yet but I will someday.

Northwest By Northwest was pretty good. I enjoyed it and it had some really cool scenes but it didn't blow me away. Definitely will check it out again sometime though.

Now Psycho...wow what a film! That film kept me captivated from start to finish even though I had the twist outright spoiled for me right before I watched it in an unrelated video by JohnFlickster on Youtube. The whole atmosphere of the film was great and I liked how this film felt much more intimate following the sprawling adventure of North By Northwest. I even enjoyed the fact that the film was in black and white unlike the other Hitchcock pictures I've seen thus far. The lack of color added to the darker and grittier feel of the film. The music was excellent as well. I can't wait to revisit that film again in the future. Superb all the way around.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/28/2014 Reply  · 

I was doing some reading about the movie online after I watched it and I saw that about the dark comedy. That's really interesting. I also saw that after Janet Leigh watched the "shower scene" she was affected by it so much she could hardly ever shower again for the rest of the life.

And yeah...it moved up a couple spots. Before I explain let me ask you this, have you seen the film? Just so I don't spoil anything by mistake or if you don't care either way.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/28/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, I wathed it during the vacation and it was amazing! Wondrful movie. I couldn't help but thinking "Man I love how kubrick potrays these world leaders as idiots and irresponsible people" all the way through the movie and LOVED it. And so many things in the movie indicate that. "Peace is our profession". And I could even compare it with today's society.
It had a very interresting concept and love the acting and characters - especially all of peter sellers' characters and the character of Buck. There were quite some funny moments in this movie, but wouldn't say it is as funny as others say it. However, I don't really think that mattered, because it doesn't ruin anything. The comedy isn't forced upon you, so if you don't laugh, you can still enjoy it just as much. At least that is my opinion.

What do you think of it and Kubrick in general?

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shane24

shane24 on 8/30/2014 Reply  · 

Hmm. There's a chance of that happening saddler, but I'm not confident about it. Anyway, The Avengers is a 5/5 film, and very high on my list.

Thoughts on Tombstone?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/30/2014 Reply  · 

I'm glad you enjoyed it! For me I guess I enjoy it so much because I'm a huge Spider-Man fan. I love the movies and the comic books especially the comic book series "Ultimate Spider-Man" (not the cartoon-that's something entirely different) and it's the series that influences The Amazing Spider-man movies. I just enjoy pretty much everything about the movie.

I think visually the film looks great. The action scenes are pretty fantastic and the swinging was amazing. Even the color scheme is very vivid and it really felt like a comic book without feeling fake or cartoony like the Disney owned Marvel films. I think director Marc Webb has a great visual style to him and I've always enjoyed his work from his first film, (500) Days of Summer all the way back to his music video days.

The film also features my two favorite Spider-Man villains, Electro and Green Goblin. I thought Jamie Foxx was fantastic in the role and I loved Electro was a very tragic character rather being a power hungry villain we get a lot now days that's out to control the universe. One of my favorite parts of the movie is Dane DeHaan. I've really enjoyed all his work since "Chronicle" and I thought he was excellent in the role of Harry Osborn.

I also liked the dynamic of Peter and Gwen. I know a lot of people think the love story is at too much of the forefront of these films but I really like it. It adds a very human element to the story and adds much more depth rather than just mindless action for two hours.

I guess that's a few of the reasons why I really enjoy the movie. It's just a movie that just clicked for me. I do have a few issues with the movie but they are very small nitpicks. Maybe it won't stay that high on the list forever but after seeing the film four times so far that's where it sits for me.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

I've started both The Searchers and Once Upon a Time.. The Searchers didn't grab be initially, but as it went on, I began to think it may be worth my time. I'll probably watch the whole thing eventually. I have it saved on my DVR. As for Once Upon a Time, it absolutely seems like my kind of movie. I saw the first 30 minutes or so and immediately fell in love with it. For a Few Dollars More was good but not nearly on the level with GBU. I still haven't seen A Fistful of Dollars. Have you? How was it?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, here's how I rank the 4 films of Akira Kurosawa that I've seen.
1. Ikiru
2. Yojimbo
3. Seven Samurai
4. Rashomon
I love Ikiru and Yojimbo, those are both classic films. Seven Samurai is pretty damn good, but perhaps a little less than it's reputation would have you believe. I thought Rashomon was the only one that didn't hold up. I thought the female lead was not only incredibly annoying but also pretty freakin' sexist. I get that it was a different time and everything, but things like that just don't sit well with me. It's a shame too, because the film has a really innovative non-linear narrative that I think is really cool and could have made for an excellent movie if the characters were a little better.

The Conversation was a pretty great film! Copolla really knows how to make an epic film, but this one is deliberately very small. It focuses around one event and makes something riveting out of what could end up as very repetitive and boring. Gene Hackman is very good and the camerawork is really great. Lots of good stuff.

Well, they can't all be winners, I guess. What did you think of Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Eagle Eye?

Any other directors you wanna rank, or have we ran out?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

Jaws was a pretty frightening movie. It had a bit of a shaky start, but by the end I was really into it. A well-made movie. I'd say it's my third favorite Spielberg after Tintin and Schindler. How about you? Any thoughts?

Okay, here's my Franky Coppola rankings:
1. The Godfather Part 2
2. The Godfather
3. Apocalypse Now
4. The Conversation
I love all of them, but The Conversation is definitely a step below the rest. What are your rankings for his films?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I get what you mean.

How about Wes Anderson. Have you seen any of his films?

I plan to watch Once Upon a Time in America soon. I also have American Psycho to watch, so that'll be good. How about you?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

There are still many of his I gotta watch. These are the ones I've seen and would rank them

1. Strangelove
2. 2001
3. Shining
4. Full metal Jacket
That is not a lot, but Im really excited for watching more from his side. Any other director you admire much?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

I enjoyed A Dame to Kill For and it was a fun time at the movies but it didn't come close to the first one for me. The first one felt like a much more cohesive film and just all around better. This one seemed to have less of a punch and a lot of it felt like I had seen it done before, mainly by its predecessor. It was good but the storylines weren't quite as interesting. I found Joseph Gordon-Levitt's storyline the best of this bunch.

They did show the teaser for The Hateful Eight. It was pretty cool. it didn't have any footage or anything but it was still cool to see. It kind of reminded me of Django Unchained and Reservoir Dogs with a little Kill Bill mixed in. On a side note I find it interesting that this is the first film of Quentin's to have more than two words in the title.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/1/2014 Reply  · 

On the Waterfront is magnificent. Lee J Cobb was brilliant in 12 Angry Men and he's amazing in Waterfront too. Brando is the best. He was great in the Godfather and Streetcar, but this could be his best individual performance. Karl Malden is also spectacular in it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/1/2014 Reply  · 

For Wes Anderson films, I'd recommend Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and his most recent work, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Heck, here's how I'd rank his films for old time's sake.
1. Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Moonrise Kingdom
4. The Royal Tenenbaums
5. Rushmore
6. The Darjeeling Limited
7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
8. Bottle Rocket

Lolita is pretty good, but I need to watch it again. It's probably Kubrick's weakest film post-Spartacus, but still pretty good. Full Metal Jacket is perfect. An excellent film all around. My number 14, I believe.

Okay, for the final director rankings, I'm going to do Woody Allen. Here we go:
1. Annie Hall
2. Manhattan Murder Mystery
3. Blue Jasmine
4. Midnight in Paris
5. Zelig
6. Crimes and Misdemeanors
7. Hannah and Her Sisters
8. Husbands and Wives
9. Deconstructing Harry
10. Broadway Danny Rose
11. Manhattan
12. Vicky Christina Barcelona
13. Another Woman
14. The Purple Rose of Cairo
15. Stardust Memories
16. Radio Days
17. Shadows and Fog
18. Alice
19. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
20. Celebrity
21. Everyone Says I Love You
22. Melinda and Melinda
23. Mighty Aphrodite
24. Whatever Works
25. Interiors
26. Sleeper
27. Take the Money and Run
28. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
29. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask
30. To Rome With Love
31. Love and Death
32. September
33. Bananas
Boom. I have seen many of his films. 1-11 are all excellent films. 12 and 13 are both really good. 14-16 are decent films. 17-25 are all either mediocre or retreads of past ideas in Allen's films. 26-33 are crap. Pure crap. So yeah, that's that. :D
Have you seen any Woody Allen films?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 9/1/2014 Reply  · 

Hey sorry that it took to long to answer I was away for a while
I loved Boyhood a very simple plot but also very original the most simple way I can explain the storyline to this film is that it's about life.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/1/2014 Reply  · 

Rent Ikiru. If you like Akira Kurosawa at all, you'll love Ikiru.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/2/2014 Reply  · 

I love Tombstone! I grew up watching it, so any cheesy parts are fine with me. :) What has always pissed me off was the Josephine character. Something about her really annoys me.

Eastwood is a fantastic director, with his fair share of duds in his filmography. I much prefer his action or western films he's directed. I tend to unintentionally avoid films like Hereafter for example. Million Dollar Baby was quite an experience for me. I was thinking about it for a week after seeing it in the cinema. Anything more specific about Eastwood you want my opinion about? :)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/2/2014 Reply  · 

Experimenting. Really wondering if anyone would even notice. My chart is currently under construction. I just have a hard time comparing movies that are vastly different. For instance, I love Aliens, but how do I begin to compare it to a film like The Maltese Falcon which I love equally but for totally different reasons??? This has bothered me for some time now. I just left my pecking order of my top 20 alone for a long time and refused to change it. I had even convinced myself that I actually loved movies in the exact order of my top 20 until I went back and watched many of them for the first time in a long time. Old memories quickly came flooding back in. So, I'm reconstructing my chart. It's not a finished product by no means.

For what it's worth, my pecking order in many instances simply reflects my favorite movies that I've seen most recent. In some cases, movies actually do take a step back due to a re-watch that didn't appeal to me nearly as much as I remembered it before. For instance, Dark City blew me away when I watched it a while ago. After recently watching it again, some of it now seems cheesier than I remember. Still love the idea and the movie as a whole but not quite as much as I initially did. And some films take a step forward because the blow me away even more so than they once did. North by Northwest and Rear Window come to mind. Rope does as well. I think Rope is an underrated gem.

Also, I've seen a lot of old classics that I instantly fell in love with this year. I try not to impulsively catapult movies high up on my chart after just one viewing. However, the classics that have stood the test of time do tend to get the benefit of the doubt with me. I've seen 3 classic films multiple times over the past few months, and I just can't hardly fight the urge to put them up high on my list. Those three films are Witness for the Prosecution, Charade, and All About Eve. There is no way I can continue to keep Witness for the Prosecution off my top 10! As I mentioned earlier, my chart is under heavy construction, but I'm fairly sure Witness for the Prosecution will be a mainstay on my top 10.

I also hate to see gems like the LOTR trilogy, Alien(s), Terminator 1 & 2, and Jaws take steps back. My desire is to keep them in my top 20, but I don't know how. LOTR took a step back because I don't think you can justifiably separate the trilogy as they are individually incomplete as standalones, but I've always felt it's unfair to allow it to occupy 3 spots on my top 10. Just an altogether awkward quagmire of a situation. I'll just have to try and finagle the trilogy in somewhere high on my list.

In light of all these changes, I'm extremely firm on my top 5: Casablanca, Vertigo, 2001, Memento, and GBU. To a slightly less degree, I'm very firm on 6, 7, and 8: Psycho, 12 Angry Men, and Witness for the Prosecution. The order of 6 through 8 could change, but it's still those 3 films. I'll be honest with you though, the rest is pretty much a crap shoot. Just too hard to compare all time great movies that I love for various different reasons.

Last note: I'm just tickled pink that you or anyone would notice the change in my list. I was honestly beginning to wonder does my list even matter to my Flickchart friends. It's good to know that it does. :-)))

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/3/2014 Reply  · 

When I'm confronted with two completely different terrific films, I ask myself a simple question. Which one wold I watch AND recommend first? I think about which one I'm more willing to watch over and over and which one I'd recommend to my best friend, wife, mother and co worker at the same time.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/3/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man, you haven't seen Alien or Aliens??? WOW!! Since you have 2001 in your top 10, I assume you're a sci-fi fan. If so, you MUST see Alien and Aliens. I recommend watching them back to back. James Cameron does an outstanding job of picking up Ridley Scott's story and keeping it interesting to say the least. I must tell you though that these two are very different in terms of atmosphere. Alien is deliberately slower and creepier while Aliens is fast-paced and has a much wider scope. I personally enjoy them nearly equally. I tend to put Alien on just a spot higher on my chart though.

Also, your chart indicates that you haven't seen Silence of the Lambs. Is this correct??? If so, then please go see it.

Last but not least, you really need to check out Charade. If you like mystery, comedy, and action all rolled up in one, you'll love Charade. You can't go wrong with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. I saw it just this year, and after a few times of watching it, it has become a top 10 favorite of mine. I highly recommend it.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/3/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, here's the deal. I don't get into much gossipy tabloid stuff, because I mostly see it as pointless noise we shouldn't spend too long thinking about it. But it's kind of important with Woody Allen, because the whole tabloid controversy with Mia Farrow encompasses most of his work from the late eighties and especially the early nineties (Husbands and Wives is unavoidably autobiographical) Here's the rundown, as you seem to have only heard about the controversy in passing. Woody and Mia Farrow had a very difficult relationship with many problems. Mia's daughter Dylan claimed to be raped by Allen in an attic (apologies if this is a bit too real for you, but, y'know, it's kind of important you know it before you watch the films) Woody Allen was charged, but found not guilty. Dylan has been more active recently about the whole thing though social media and whatnot, particularly while Blue Jasmine was in the awards race. Now, here's the thing (and I haven't met these people but it's fairly well documented) Dylan had a bad childhood because of her bickering parents. She was very young when the incident happened, and it's very likely that Farrow, known to manipulate her children against Allen, planted the idea of the incident in the attic, or exaggerated it to a ridiculous degree. Woody Allen is not a perfect person. His current wife is Mia Farrow's adopted daughter. That's fucked up. And he may be a little fucked up. But a child molester? That's a claim to substantial to make, considering the evidence to the contrary. I'd also like to add that the only Farrow that has remained in touch with Allen is Moses Farrow, a family therapist. If he knows more about the psychology behind unhealthy families, he has to see that Allen is not a rapist. I may have gone off a bit about people I don't know just there, but remember that my arguments are not unfounded and make a good deal of sense. If you do choose to watch his films, don't let false accusations stop you from enjoying them. He is an incredible artist, and his directing and writing is some of the all-time best when he hits the right keys.

Okay, sorry about that, but I think it's important that you heard my two cents. Here's Edgar Wright!
1. The World's End
2. Shaun of the Dead
3. Hot Fuzz
4. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Shaun and World's End are both great (Shaun is my No.12!) while Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim are not as perfect but still excellent films. They are all in my Top 100.

I'm not sure about Sergio Leone, man. Once Upon America (as I will call it for the sake of brevity) has this bizarrely sick obsession with sex that seems to substitute for good story/character. It's like if you took The Godfather and take out most of Michael's transformation and replaced it with Kay talking about how she has boobs and showing them to people. Sexual undertones can be used to great effect in film. Heck, The Big Lebowski is a perfect example of this. All the porn king stuff and The Dude having sex with Maude add to the film's larger themes of masculinity in all of it's different forms. In Once Upon America it just goes overboard, where every other scene people are talking about how they like to have sex instead of, you know, TELLING A STORY. And that just brings the whole film down. The acting is fine (I think most of the characters are bland, so no one has much to work with, but a few of them do okay, particularly De Niro) the cinematography is beautiful and the music's alright but it's hard to appreciate all these things when the movie is constantly waving a metaphorical (and sometimes literal) cock in your face.
ALSO, and this is a big one which kind of spoils a little bit but it doesn't really matter. In the middle of the movie when De Niro and his gang are robbing a bank, De Niro is told by his friend to "put a cork" in a screaming girl, ie. shut her up. De Niro then proceeds to rape the girl in the middle of the bank, which no punishment. This is fine, movies like Wolf of Wall Street give criminals no narrative punishment but the subject matter is treated seriously. But about half an hour later there is a cutesy scene where the rape victim is looking at each of the gang's cocks and upon seeing De Niro smiles and says "We've already met." and it's all quirky and there's silly music playing in the background. WHAT THE FUCK?! And then later on De Niro rapes someone else and it's supposed to be treated really seriously. But the movie can't have such a double standard about something so serious. It just doesn't work that way. That was a major point of complaint for me. So yeah. There are my thoughts. :D

How was Unforgiven? Which Eastwood film do you plan to watch next?

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendation. Rio Bravo sounds familiar; I'll be sure to check it out soon.

Are you thinking about seeing Cuckoo's Nest any time soon?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

No, I haven't seen Sunset Blvd.!!! It is one of the few movies that I haven't seen that I almost KNOW will be an instant favorite of mine based on the movie description, actors/actresses, and high rating. I absolutely love All About Eve, and those two films are often compared. In fact, Sunset Blvd. actually comes out on top many times. If I like Sunset more than Eve, I'll be making another change to my top 20 eventually.

As for Fargo, I thought it was very good but not as good quite as good as its reputation. Is it just me or does the Coen brothers have a style and twisted sense of humor similar to Tarantino??? Really, Fargo seems like a Tarantino movie with linear filming. Similar scenario with several characters with different stories all coming together at some point. Same sick violence marked by sardonic humor and laced with acerbic dialogue. Just randomly and haphazardly throw the scenes out of sequence, and you've got a poor man's Pulp Fiction. LOL

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

I have seen one eastwood film, he directed. Mystic river. And that one was wonderful. Great great movie. Underrated in my opinion. Other than that, no, haven't really checked him out

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

I know this may sound cynical, but I think people praise Once Upon America as a masterpiece because it has a lot of the same tangible details as a lot of other better films.
It's Robert De Niro as a quiet criminal . . . like Godfather 2!
It's the rise of an immoral gangster . . . like Scarface!
It's got Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro . . . like Raging Bull!
If it's got all this great stuff that other great movies have got, it has to be good! But it hasn't. It's a lot worse than any of those. While it may seem similar on the surface, at it's core the film is different, and not for the better.

The Western is your favorite genre, huh? Interesting. Genre is a very difficult thing to really explore, as a lot of it is depending on story elements and very little on actual substance, y'know? Ghostbusters and 2001 are both in the sci-fi genre, yet they couldn't be more different. Yet people seem to judge films by genre before seeing them all the time. I have a friend who says he dislikes Science Fiction films, but that really says nothing about the chances he has of liking a particular sci-fi film or not. Thoughts on this topic?

All I'll say is that Mystic River gets a little heavy emotionally. Be prepared.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

How was Notorious?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

Haven't seen No Country for Old Men. In fact, Fargo was my first Coen movie. Just made the Tarantino comparison based on Fargo alone.

The Passion of Joan of Arc is a tremendous film. Possibly the silent film I've ever seen. City Lights and Modern Times are the only real competitors for me. But unlike City Lights and Modern Times, The Passion of Joan of Arc is TRUELY a silent film. There isn't an ounce of sound to it! No dialogue, no background music... no sound even when an actor drops something. It's complete silence! Some people may be turned off by such a mute film, but in a weird way, I think it strengthens the film as the audience is concentrating solely on the acting. Maria Falconetti (Joan of Arc) gave one of the best acting performances I've ever seen. Such a riveting and engrossing film. If you're into silent films (and perhaps even if you're not), I highly recommend it. But first you must see Alien, Aliens, Silence of the Lambs, Charade, and Die Hard!!!

You've got a lot of excellent movies to catch up on. I sort of envy you. I wish someone could point me to some movies of this quality that I haven't already seen. So far, Sunset Blvd. and To Kill a Mockingbird are the only two I can think of. Any great movie suggestions? Great movies, not good... but GREAT.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

I started The African Queen yesterday and stopped it because it didn't seem to grab me. It was a bit premature, so I'll likely go back and give it another try sometime in the future.

Also, your top 10 underwent some radical changes as well. I noticed it when you first made some of the changes but didn't chime in because another person beat me to the punch. Which brings me to this question: Is Gran Torino really the best movie you've ever seen? I ask this as a person who's never seen it.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

My favourite would be Unforgiven. I see that you watched it. What did you think?

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shane24

shane24 on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen The Beguiled? Eastwood didn't direct it, but it's a wonderfully odd film. The movie goes down a very unexpected path for me.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

Well, I think it's easy to see it as a spiritual sequel to the Dollars trilogy. If it works for you, then I reckon that's fine to think that.

Yeah, that's the one. I wasn't sure about it at first, but the second half really grabbed my attention.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/6/2014 Reply  · 

Three friends are united again after on of them's daughter has been killed. Awesome film really. It's been awhile since I saw but remember it to be thrilling and engaging

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

Pulp fiction was incredible! What a fantastic film. If I had to make some kind of objective trinity of films I would put it there alongside Shawshank Redemption and the Godfather. The plot is nothing special, but the amazing dramatic and instense sequences as well and the smart editing really raises the excitement and joy. The characters were spectacular. Jules and Vincent were top notch. Buck and Tim Roth’s character and Yolonda too, were great. And of course the dialogue/monologue. Maybe some of the best I have ever seen in a film. Perhaps even better than in Godfather and that is saying a lot! The lines OWNED the characters – well basicallt the whole film - and created such a wonderful, compelling and engaging element to the film. I kept reflecting over the several philosophical and life learning sentencese, which made me smile big time many times through the movie. Such as the one with uncomfortable silences and robbing banks etc. Also really liked the theme of doing what’s morally right. My only critism is Uma Thurman’s character. Nothing wrong with her acting, and she provided good dialogue, there is just something repelling about her…. Hmmm anyway. A masterpiece. 9.5/10 but a very close 10 (keep in mind, only one film has deserved a 10 from my side).

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

Well, I just saw Psycho for the first time... amazing... and I plan on seeing Lawrence of Arabia soon.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, that rape scene was really traumatic.....

I don't like his movies. Or I should say didn't. Watched kill bill a long time ago, hated it. Watched some of ulp fiction once. Boring ass fuck. But look at it now. That garage movie was also pretty messed up. Basterds was the only one I quite enjoyed. So I might change my mind about kill bill and his other work. Except Django. Watched it almost a year ago and was really boring. Reservoir dogs Im looking forward to though. A lot.

What's on your watch list?

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

***SPOILERS FOR PSYCHO***

I didn't know Psycho's twist before I saw it. I did know the lady in the basement was going to be a skeleton, but I didn't know that she was Bates' mother. I also didn't know that the murderer was Bates and that he was dressed up as a his mother, so I was very surprised.

***SPOILERS END***

I really loved it. I'm glad to see you love it so much too. I will let you know what I think of Lawrence.

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/8/2014 Reply  · 

Boy do I have a recommendation for you... The 2007 version of 3:10 to Yuma. It is one of my favorite westerns and I think you will absolutely love it. It's action packed and has Christian Bale and Russell Crowe In it. Also, I haven't seen this one, but I've heard The Proposition with Guy Pearce is really good.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/8/2014 Reply  · 

Best directed films of all time? That's a tough question. Probably 2001 or Pulp Fiction. How about you?

How was Mystic River?

How were those Marvel films you watched? Wanna talk MCU films for a bit?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/9/2014 Reply  · 

I watched kill bill like 8 years ago, when I wasn't a film fan. I'll probably watched sometime. But there is just something about tarantino that repels him. Pulp fiction was awesome so I'll defi watch some of his movies

I really need to watch me some kubrick, but have chosen another tactic. Im just going IMDB and Flickchart list down

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

I just sent two replies to your post from a couple of weeks ago. Sorry for the long response!

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of The Lego Movie? That one really took me by surprise.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, if we're gonna talk MCU let's start of with something a little controversial: I think Phase 1 isn't all that good. Iron Man is okay. It may have been pretty good in 2008, but now it's really formulaic and uninteresting. Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Cap 1 are all kinda bad, imo. None of them try to do anything all that different, and really fall into the motions. Then we have The Avengers, which is the outlier as it's actually pretty damn good. Not earth-shatteringly deep or anything, but a film that excels in the sheer fun factor like few other films. And then Phase 2 happens and holy shit. The two from 2 I've seen have been Iron Man 3 and Cap 2, and those are now my two favorite Marvel films. Really intelligent and concise pieces of work.
How about you? Do you disagree? Which MCU films have you seen?

How was The Lego Movie?

How was Dial M For Murder?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/13/2014 Reply  · 

Rio Bravo was good. Not as good as True Grit, Searchers, Liberty Valance or Stagecoach, but I did enjoy it. Gotta love Stumpy. And Angie Dickinson.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/13/2014 Reply  · 

I agree. The Lego Movie was one of the biggest surprises for me in a long time. When it was first released I wasn't all that interested in it but I ended up seeing it when it was released on home media and I absolutely loved it. Not sure if I want to see the supposed sequel that's in the works though. It was a great movie but I'd rather leave it as is.

I thought Death Proof was a really fun movie. That was the only remaining Tarantino directed film that I had left to see. Tarantino was spot on giving it the perfect vibe of an old grindhouse movie. I like Kurt Russell a lot as Stuntman Mike as well. I wish he wouldn't have dropped out of Django Unchained because I always enjoy his performances.

Compared to the other Tarantino films, I'd probably put it somewhere closer to the bottom but I still enjoyed it a lot.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

I'm interested as to why you hated Iron Man 3. I thought it was the first MCU film to really tell a thematically concise story.

My favorite MCU film so far would be the one that you haven't seen: Cap 2! It was a really intelligent film that took the character in a really smart direction by making him a vessel to discuss current issues in American politics. Very clever. It also made the character of Captain America really interesting, something I had never expected after the first film and the Avengers. Just an excellently constructed film.

I adore the Lego Movie like few other films. It's nearly perfect. It's simple to understand, recognisable story tropes et al, but is also an infinitely complex deconstruction of said tropes and stories and how creativity and art exist in the everyday world or whatever. Oh,yeah, and Batman was awesome! What did you think of the ending twist?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

I don't think the Mandarin twist is stupid because it ties in with the whole theme of "identity" the entire film revolves around. The movie is Tony questioning if he is truly Tony Stark anymore or just Iron Man. Don Cheadle does the same when his identity is changed from War Machine to the Iron Patriot. Guy Pearce's identity is changed when he goes from the nerd in 1999 to the suave businessman in 2013. Pepper's identity is also brought into question as the hero's "Damsel in distress" when she actually gains those superhuman abilities you mentioned. And yes, the Mandarin being just an actor is further exploration of this theme. It's even in a lot of little moments, like when Tony says one of his fan's tattoos looks like a Hispanic Scott Baio when it's supposed to be Tony. It takes numerous different perspectives of the term identity crisis, from being unsure of who you are, to wanting to be someone you aren't, to living a lie for money, to living a lie for the greater good, it's all there. And it's a lot more intelligent than people take it for.

Thoughts on the above thoughts?

I think Bicycle Thieves is the better title, because it's more of a symbolic thing. The movie features only one literal bicycle thief, but a ton of metaphorical ones. I loved the film. I thought it was really well-shot and very well-acted considering the actor was just a steelworker by trade who lost his job and played the part with no prior acting experience, and the character's son is just played by the actor's real-life son! I also thought it was a great story about economic depression, what it does to people and how spirituality can often be used as a placebo despite whether it works or not. A great great great great film. Great. Have you seen it?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

I thought Rebel Without a Cause was great! It was a movie that I've wanted to see for a while as well. James Dean was great and it was really too bad that he died before the film was released. I'm really interested in the time periods of the 50s and early 60s and I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It's one of those classic films that I hear talked about a lot and it's definitely a film that stands the test of time. I recommend it if you ever get the chance to see it.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't seen Thor 2 or Guardians (though I hope to see it this weekend!) Thoughts on these films?

What films do you plan to see next?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Eh, I've never heard much Dropkick Murphy's. I remember Shippin' Up To Boston being in the most kickass parts of The Departed.

I might see the new Woody Allen film Magic in the Moonlight. It's not supposed to be very good, but seeing any Woody Allen film is a fun experience for me. It's like Christmas, y'know? An annual event that's always kinda similar in a warm, nostalgic kind of way.

What did you think of those Clint Eastwood films? Do you plan to see any more of his flicks?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Which Kubrick films do you plan to check out?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Tokyo Story is a great film. Great look at the generations and how a family is constructed and the expectations. Thought is was very well done. Thanks for the recommendations.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Full Metal Jacket is amazing. A near perfect film. My fourth favorite Kubrick, after Strangelove, 2001 and Clockwork. The Shining is really good as well, my sixth after Paths of Glory. Barry Lyndon is perhaps Kubrick's most challenging work. It's very rewarding but also requires a lot of patience. Lolita is a bit problematic, and the only Kubrick film I still feel a little uncertain about. I need to see it again, to really have any conclusive opinion.

How was School of Rock? Do you plan on checking some more Linklater out later?

Transporters? How were they?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

I've never seen Flags of Our Fathers. Was it any good? Do you have any thoughts on Clint Eastwood as a director?

Do you listen to any Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/21/2014 Reply  · 

Well I'll have to check those out some day.

When it comes to Clint Eastwood as a director I haven't seen a whole lot of his work. I've seen J. Edgar, Gran Torino, Unforgiven, and Sudden Impact. However I would really like to see some of his other films like Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (I just found out they are a companion piece. That's really cool!), as well as Invictus, Million Dollar Baby, Changeling, and Mystic River. Have you seen any of those?

I'd recommend checking out Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison if you get the chance especially since you seem to enjoy older music. I don't really follow any specific albums for either artist but I really enjoy certain songs. I'd recommend checking out some of "The Buddy Holly Collection" album. Songs that I really like of his are That'll Be the Day, Not Fade Away, Everyday, Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby, Rave On, and Well...All Right.

For Roy Orbison, "The Essential Roy Orbison" has most of his best material. I really like Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel), Crying, Running Scared, It's Over, as well as You Got It off the "Mystery Girl" album.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/22/2014 Reply  · 

Nice. For the Eastwood films I've seen so far J. Edgar is probably my favorite but it's not a film that blew me away. I really enjoy DiCaprio's work and I like the time period that the film was set in. In a way it kind of feels like a crossover with 2009's Public Enemies since it deals with some of the same characters and events.

As for the others I've seen, Sudden Impact didn't leave much of an impact on me (sorry, no pun intended) other than the famous "Go ahead, make my day" line. It doesn't come close to the original Dirty Harry that I love so much. It's been quite a while since I saw Gran Torino but I remember liking it and would definitely watch it again. Unforgiven needs a serious re-watch from me. I only saw it once and remember thinking it was just alright. However, this was immediately after I watched Clint's "Dollars" trilogy for the first time and I absolutely loved those so that probably affected my view of it. I really want to watch it again soon though since I think I'll enjoy it more now.

What did you think of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? How do you feel about the films released by Marvel Studios?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/23/2014 Reply  · 

I don't really know what to think of the films put out by Marvel Studios. I enjoy them to a certain extent but I'm not crazy about them like a lot of people are and I'm a huge comic book fan. Most of the reasons why I'm not too big on them is they are "generic and predicable" just like you said. The villains are so bland and unrelatable for the most part and a lot of the movies really lack emotional character depth. I also don't really care for the look of the films. Way too much CGI for my liking and it's done in a way that just looks very fake. I also wish the tones of the films were much darker such as dealing with Tony Stark's severe drinking problem, or making Captain America a much bleaker war epic, or Thor causing a religious uproar due to him claiming to be a god. I understand why the films try to be more family friendly but it makes it far less interesting for me personally.

That doesn't mean I don't enjoy parts of them. I think it's really cool how they've built a shared cinematic universe. I also really like how they just went for it on the costumes and made them look like they do (for the most part) in the comic books. The original Iron Man and Winter Soldier are my favorite installments because they feel the most "grounded" in reality.

Anyways, I might be rambling but those are some of my thoughts. I am really glad that these films are successful though because it means more superhero movies which is always good haha

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/23/2014 Reply  · 

I really liked Apocalypse Now. I was reading about it online after I watched it and I was surprised about how many challenges they faced while making it. I'm sure Francis Ford Coppola was VERY relieved when the film became a success. I don't know what would have happened if he went through all those struggles and then had the film not be well received at all haha.

I'm also a huge Seinfeld fan so I got a kick out of the ending which they sort of parodied in the episode "The Chicken Roaster".

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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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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

My thoughts on the commentary of masculinity in The Big Lebowski are expressed and expanded upon pretty well in this video: http://blip.tv/renegadecut/36-the-layers-of-lebowski-6639912
I'd encourage checking that out. The guy's show (renegade cut) is a great look into a lot of films from many different perspectives.

How was Dumb and Dumber?

How was Cap 2?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

Guardians was grand. A tad formulaic, but it had an original enough twist on the Marvel movie to make something that felt fresh. Good cinematography as well. Made me really wanna check out James Gunn's other films.

Seventh Seal was pretty good. While I feel it might've failed aesthetically at a few points, it seems to do it's job fairly well; it's job being to be a surreal, unexplainable experience. It succeeds. Sure. How about you? Thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

His Girl Friday was really good! Fun dialogue, fun story, fun performances, fun everything. Just fun. A classic kinda Hollywood fun you don't find much of anymore. Not any better or worse than the fun we have today (both have flaws) but it's a nice change of pace. I enjoy it. As for Howard Hawks, idunno. Would you recommend any of his other films?

How was 3:10 to Yuma?

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

That's great! I'm glad you like it! What do you plan on seeing next?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 10/1/2014 Reply  · 

So what are you most excited to see this fall season? I'm personally dying to see Gone Girl, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Interstellar. Oh, man Interstellar looks so good!

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/3/2014 Reply  · 

I plan to watch Being John Malkovich this weekend. Other than that, idunno.

How was The Aviator?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/3/2014 Reply  · 

I really like The Aviator. It's a very well-made Scorsese film and a great character study of Howard Hughes. Cate Blanchette is also excellent. She is probably my favorite actress of all time. She's just amazing, especially in The Aviator. She also has such a range as well, I would recommend checking out her body of work (especially Blue Jasmine). Leo DiCaprio is also great in it. What a swell guy I assume he is. There were a few bits of odd color correction in the film that sucked me out of the film in a few scenes, but I assume this was intentional on Scorsese's behalf, so I'm cool with it. It makes the film feel stylistically different from the rest of his work, y'know? What are your thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/6/2014 Reply  · 

Not sure on what the motif meant. It could be that he sees those people as little more than meat. It could be an expression of Howard's shyness? I'm not entirely sure.

How was Fargo? What do you think of the Coen Brothers' work at this point?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/8/2014 Reply  · 

I think the tonal mish-mash is just part of the black comedy that makes the Coens' films so great. It's all over their work, from Donny's heart attack, the subsequent scattering of his ashes to the guy in the bear suit from True Grit. It's not for everyone, but black comedy of that type is totally my thing. There's a lot of it in In Bruges. Have you seen that flick?

Out of the Coens' work you haven't seen, the film I would most recommend would be their latest and their (imo) second greatest, Inside Llewyn Davis. It's an amazing film, but I feel it has to be viewed a certain way. I recommend it particularly because you seem like a guy that's really into his music, and the film plays, to me, like an album in film form. The scenes are separate and transitions between them a bit jarring, but the content of the scenes themselves are all beautiful and concise. That, and the performances are really damn good. And the music is some of the best.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/9/2014 Reply  · 

I thought Sunset was awesome! From the opening scene, it just felt like I was in for a quality film. And it didn't disappoint. Gloria Swanson put on the performance of her life! That final staircase scene is pure gold. I've seen posters of that scene in movie theaters, and I've seen snippets of that scene on commercials... maybe on TCM or AMC... can't really remember. But that scene is so iconic that it alone makes the movie worth the watch.

So I loved it. I even have it in my top 20. Now, sometimes there are 2 films that are destined to be compared from here to eternity. For Sunset, it will always be compared to All About Eve. And in my opinion, Eve is the clear winner. The acting and dialogue in Eve is the probably the best I've ever seen considering it's consistency from start to finish. Not one bad performance... not even an average performance. They were all excellent. No wasted scenes or dialogue. Every scene splendid. And All About Eve has the wittiest dialogue ever. As great as Gloria Swanson was as Norma Desmond, Bette Davis was even better as Margo Channing!!! Seriously, Bette Davis put on one of the 10 best performances I've ever seen in my life... and I wasn't even a Bette Davis fan before watching All About Eve. I love Sunset Blvd. and it's in my top 20, but All About Eve is top 5 or top 10 for me.

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/9/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry about the REALLY late reply man!

Well, out of the titles you mentioned, I have only seen The Shining and The Departed which are stellar movies IMO. They each have strong lead performances and are very intense and thought provoking movies. They are both in my top 20! I too want to see Goodfellas and Full Metal Jacket.

How was Fargo and the Aviator?

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/9/2014 Reply  · 

Also, I am going to see Raging Bull tomorrow, so very excited about that! Have you seen it? Thoughts?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 10/11/2014 Reply  · 

Fargo is one of those films that gets so much better by rewatch the first time I watched the film I thought it was pretty good and than later on I re watched it and ended watching it again and again it's one of the most perfect films ever made in my opinion I mean the acting is great the characters are great the writing is great and also I find this film to be very funny because a certain character will expect something to go one way and something completely wrong happens and it's their reaction to it is what make it so funny so yeah I do recommend rewatching it I'm pretty sure it will move up on your list also

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shane24

shane24 on 10/12/2014 Reply  · 

How's it going? Ah, Mick Dundee! :D

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shane24

shane24 on 10/14/2014 Reply  · 

Good to hear! I have had a mix bag of films. Watched A Hunted House last night, which is bloody terrible! However, I have seen Joe, Boyhood, and Gone Girl- which were all five star films on Letterboxd.

Oh yes, I listen to How Did This Get Made? Not all the eps, as I can't find some of the movies. If you like podcasts that make fun of movies, you may also like The Flop House, Film Sack, and We Hate Movies.

Big fan of the original Crocodile Dundee film. The second is serviceable, but that third film, is godawful. How can you take the Mick character seriously when Hogan has had plastic surgery? :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/14/2014 Reply  · 

On the Waterfront was fantastic! Marlon Brando and Karl Malden are great in it! It had some great scenes and some really great dialogue. I think it definitely deserved Best Picture. Have you seen it? Thoughts?

On the Waterfront was really good, but Raging bull was remarkable! I was absolutely floored by this movie! Robert de Niro was truly incredible! Possibly my favorite acting performance of all time (next to Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). It is easily one of the most powerful films I have ever seen!

What do you plan on seeing next?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/16/2014 Reply  · 

I really enjoyed Mystic River. It was one that I only had a vague idea what it was about going into it but I was wanting to see it for a while since I hear a lot of good things. I was impressed with the cast and thought they all did a really good job. It just might be my favorite Eastwood directed film now.

What did you think of The Aviator and The Departed?

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shane24

shane24 on 10/17/2014 Reply  · 

I actually haven't seen any of those films, have you? I did used to watch the 90's tv show! I did enjoy that. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/17/2014 Reply  · 

Well, the Crocodile Dundee films are Austrlaian, so you've seen at least one that I know of. Have you seen the Mad Max films? They're Australian.

Other notable Aussie films would be Walkabout, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, Dead Calm, Romper Stomper, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel's Wedding, Adventure of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp in drag), Babe, The Castle, Two Hands, Chopper, Lantana, Wolf Creek 1 & 2, The Proposition, Animal Kingdom, Kenny, Mary & Max, Snowtown, Red Dog, The Rover, and The Babadook. Some good films in there you haven't seen. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

I think I will see The Deer Hunter next. Have you seen it? Thoughts?

Just out of curiosity, I was wondering, what is your favorite movie trilogy?

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

For me, its between The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. I can't say The Godfather because I haven't seen Part III. I think LOTR is probably the most consistent trilogy of all time, so for now I'm going to say LOTR.

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shane24

shane24 on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, Tom Hardy is in the next, and it's probably my most anticipated movie at this moment. He better have a bloody Aussie accent!

Well, there is Aussie films, but many times they're limited releases. Aussies don't go and watch our film very often unfortunately. The exceptions would be movies like Red Dog, the Wolf Creek films, Muriel's Wedding, The Castle, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. I try to see as many as I can, because we do make quality films. I watched two this weekend. They would be Son of a Gun, and The Rover.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

I enjoy both quite a bit but personally I prefer The Aviator between the two. I've always been interested in the life of Howard Hughes so naturally I enjoy the movie. I just find his life very interesting since he was such a pioneer in airplanes and movies but faced such struggles in his personal life.

The Departed is a well done film as well but it's kind of middle of the road for me when it comes to Scorsese. I agree Mark Wahlberg is pretty awesome. He always makes me laugh in that movie.

Any thoughts on Goodfellas?

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. I like your top 10. Gran Torino is a good film. I personally recommend Fight Club as it is one of my favourite movies. It is a great film if you like black comedy.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/23/2014 Reply  · 

Goodfellas is tied for my favorite Scorsese film. I really like the whole sequence in the later part of the film with Ray Liotta trying to outrun helicopters and making sure the sauce is stirred the right amount haha. Was there anything in particular you didn't really care for in the final act or was it just the vibe it gave off?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/25/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, I see. I understand what you're saying. I agree it doesn't quite line up with the rest of the film but I think that's why I enjoy it. It kind of feels like it's own little "side movie" inside the film.

It's tied with The Wolf of Wall Street. When I first saw it I thought it was kind of middle of the road for Scorsese but as I've re-watched it numerous times it's now right up towards the top. Taxi Driver would be way up there for me as well.

How often do you re-watch your favorite movies? Are they films you watch pretty often or do you let plenty of time pass between viewings?

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

Is A Hard Day's Night good? I am an avid Beatles fan yet I've never seen any of their films. A Hard Day's Night is often said to be their best film and it is in your top 10. Can you give me your opinion on the film.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

I'm someone that splits pretty evenly between watching movies I've never seen before and re-watching movies. I really enjoy re-watching movies especially my favorites. Since I watch a lot of movies it sometimes takes a little while to get around to re-watching certain ones. My favorite films I usually watch at least one to three times a year.

I thought Blade Runner was pretty good. I wasn't blown away or anything but it had been one I've been wanting to see for quite a while. I'd definitely watch it again sometime.

What did you think of Gone Girl? How does it compare to any other David Fincher films you've seen?

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

Ya! Some really big changes! :) First off, The Matrix moved all the way back to 12, behind FOTR because I just had it ranked too high. It was starting to lose its magic with me. I also moved The Empire Strikes Back ahead of Raiders of the Lost Ark just because my opinion changed. :) I moved Shawshank and The Godfather ahead of Inglourious because they are simply better movies IMO and I am just now coming to that realization. :) Raging bull moved into the top 10 because The Matrix was kicked out. :) I think that's it. :) I have pretty much been planning this out for a few weeks now, so I could make all these changed at once. What do you think about these changes?

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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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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

American Psycho was really good. It's definitely grown on me since I watched it, just a really well-shot satire with smarts to spare and plenty of funny moments, in an absurd kind of way.

I've been gone for a while, so I'll need an update. How were Full Metal Jacket, Goodfellas and Gone Girl?

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/28/2014 Reply  · 

I think I'm pretty much done. There might be a change every now and then, but that is pretty much the final product. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/28/2014 Reply  · 

I think it's just He (or his schizoid side) doesn't want to live anymore, so he just shoots with his finger. Do you have different thoughts about it?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/29/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, it definitely feels like a film that demands multiple viewings to truly appreciate :)

I'm glad you liked Gone Girl. Fincher is actually among some of my favorite directors. For me this is how I would rank the ones I've seen.

1. Zodiac
2. The Social Network
3. Se7en
4. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo
5. Fight Club
6. Gone Girl
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I highly recommend checking out the top 3. They are all in my top 50 on Flickchart and are some of my favorite movies. Zodiac is even in my top 20.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/29/2014 Reply  · 

Why do you love 2001 so much? I'm not a fan. I understand itminfluenced so many of today's great directors but I just don't understand why everyone loves it.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/29/2014 Reply  · 

2001 was boring to me, it was hard to understand what the purpose of the 1st part of the film was. I felt like there was no acting. And after over 3 hours, I didn't understand it's purpose. What do you think it's about?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/31/2014 Reply  · 

I appreciate you taking the time to give me your 2001 breakdown. I think I'll have to watch it again to see if I can't appreciate it for it's message and not just for it's long lasting influence on other filmmakers.

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Danielod

Danielod on 11/1/2014 Reply  · 

Ahhh! The Shining! Thoughts?

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Nils98

Nils98 on 11/2/2014 Reply  · 

I saw your comment about Fincher films on Wade92's page. If you want to check out more Fincher films then you should start with Se7en and Fight Club (because they're the best ones ;)). After that I'd recommend seeing Zodiac (way underrated!). Then you could see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Game and potentially Panic Room (cannot comment about whether or not it's good since I haven't seen it yet) in any order that you wish.

This is how I would rank his films
1. Fight Club (my #9)
2. Se7en (my #16)
3. Gone Girl (my #30)
4. Zodiac
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6.The Social Network
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8. The Game

I would say that all of these films are at least 8/10's

BTW what did you think of Gone Girl?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/9/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of The Shining? I watched it for the first time a few months ago and loved it!

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/12/2014 Reply  · 

Glad to hear you liked it. I agree it didn't scare me all that much but just the idea of being in that huge place all by yourself was very eerie. I could never do something like that haha.

As for the ending, I don't know if I'm right but I've heard that it's a picture of all the people that have died in the hotel. Do you have any thoughts on the ending?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/12/2014 Reply  · 

As for Interstellar...it was pretty fantastic! I've been waiting for that film ever since Chris Nolan announced it as his next project so I was a little worried I was overhyping it. Fortunately it met my expectations and surpassed them. Definitely Nolan's most ambitious and emotional film. Some people say it's too sappy but I thought the relationship between Cooper and his daughter Murph at the heart of the film was absolutely perfect. The acting was terrific, the visuals were stunning, and Hans Zimmer's pipe organ driven score was breathtaking.

In comparison to the other Nolan films I would put it in about the middle for me personally but it could easily move up after a few more viewings (and this film definitely demands it). The film does have a few flaws here and there but the whole atmosphere of the film is so fantastic it's easy to overlook them. I highly recommend it. If you see the film I'd always be happy to discuss it :)

What did you think of Django Unchained?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/13/2014 Reply  · 

http://offscreen.com/view/taxi_driver

Hey, how's it going?

There's info on that page that was interesting about the end. It is long, so you may have to skim through a bit.

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shane24

shane24 on 11/14/2014 Reply  · 

I'm fine saddler. Getting a promotion, and my finger is nearly back to normal after a 300 x 130 sleeper was dropped on my finger by a guy. I'm in the city watching movies for the weekend. Interstellar was great, but flawed, and John Wick disappointed me. Seeing Fury today.

I'm sorry to hear you haven't had a good time lately. If you need to talk, I'm all ears. It's also fine to keep it to yourself. Whatever works best for you. :)

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/15/2014 Reply  · 

Those are really good assessments of the ending as well. Just a side question: have you read any of Stephen King's works? I was just curious because I love The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Shining but I've never read any of his work so I wondered if it's any good.

I see what you're saying about Django. To me it feels like the movie is sort of split into three sections. Personally I love the movie (it's in my top 20 haha). And yeah that shootout is something else :)

I'm really looking forward to Birdman (which is finally at a local theater for me) and Nightcrawler. Other movies I'm wanting to see in no particular order: The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, and Big Hero 6 (just for the fun of it).

How about yourself? What are you looking forward to for the remainder of this year?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/16/2014 Reply  · 

You're going to get dicks wherever you go. They will annoy you, but you can't accept what they're saying. Just do the best job you can, and try to not let them get to you. I am also shy, so I know the position you're in. I've had to put up with many dicks over my time working. Some days were very hard for me. What I would like you to do is try not think about it once you're home. It gets hard at bedtime, when you know you have to go back in the morning. I would frequently give the finger to the clock because I knew I would have to put up with it again in a few hours. I used these dickheads to make me mentally strong. I don't know your situation, but you can talk to me if you feel the need. I will help you as best I can. Maybe you just want to vent? I'll listen to you.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/16/2014 Reply  · 

Boyhood is one i really need to see as well! It looked good but it never came to one of my local theaters which was disappointing.

Interstellar, Days of Future Past, and Grand Budapest were all really awesome films. Dawn was good but I like Rise of the Planet of the Apes more myself. All of them are definitely worth checking out though.

Nope, I don't watch Breaking Bad but I really wish I had now since I always hear good things. I've caught bits of episodes from time to time on tv and thought it was really interesting. Maybe at some point I'll need to sit down and catch up on what I'm missing out on. What got you into that show?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/16/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, and I envy you only just starting Breaking Bad. You're in for one hell of a ride! It's my favourite show of all time.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/21/2014 Reply  · 

To be honest, the only film I've seen of his is The Grand Budapest Hotel but I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure if that's similar to his "style" but I really liked how that movie was done. How much of his work have you seen and were there any in particular you are wanting to see?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/21/2014 Reply  · 

I'd love to discuss Interstellar! Personally, I loved the film. It definitely has some flaws (like most movies) but I can overlook most of them since the film is so strong as a whole. It's definitely Nolan's most ambitious and emotionally charged movie. How emotional the movie was really took me off guard. I often hear people say the movie is too sappy but I thought the relationship between Cooper and Murph was done perfectly.

As great as the movie was I would still probably put it in about the middle when ranking it with the rest of Nolan's films but it could definitely move up after seeing it again since this is definitely a film that needs to be watched more than once.

What did you think of Interstellar?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

Ah, that's too bad you fell asleep :)

I agree the score was amazing. Hans Zimmer really did a brilliant job as always. I was surprised to learn that he started writing the score before he even knew what the story was about or even what genre it was.

*INTERSTELLAR SPOILERS*

The ending is the only real issue I had with the movie. To the point that it really frustrated me for a while after seeing the film. I've found that Nolan films have always swelled to a satisfying and thrilling conclusion (with the exception of Insomnia I guess which just sort of ended in an ordinary fashion but it still worked for the film) that leaves the films on such a high note. Interstellar's ending, while satisfying, just did not give me the emotional depth or rush I was hoping for.

I really wish Jessica Chastain would have have still played the elderly Murph instead of Ellen Burstyn. Having a different actress really took me out of the scene and I really didn't feel the big final emotional impact I was waiting for throughout the movie. To me elderly Murph didn't feel like Murph at all. If we could have seen Jessica Chastain in a much older state I think the scene would have worked a lot better and been a lot more saddening and powerful.

On the same scene, the thing that really bothered me was how quickly she sent him off after being reunited. I know she said "no parent should have to watch their child die" and how she had her own family with her now but Cooper traveled across the stars and beyond any dimension we could fathom to get back to her and she only talks to him briefly and then sends him on his way. It just came off as very ant-climatic for me.

Something that comes to mind often for me when thinking about Interstellar's ending is the ending for Inception. I thought Inception was done brilliantly with the emotional stories it was telling. Weird as it sounds I still find it really emotional when Fischer finds out that his father wanted him to be his own man and when Cobb is finally reunited with his children after being gone so long. I feel like Interstellar was trying to emulate Inception in a way with its ending but I felt it fell short upon first viewing. Maybe it won't bother me so much when I see the film again and know what's coming.

Sorry if that's a little long haha. Do you agree with any of that? What are your thoughts on the ending?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

You sound like you're a very similar person to me, so I relate to your situation. I'm not going to tell you what to do with the people, because you're your own person. But I know you shouldn't think so negative of yourself. Trust me, I've been there, and it doesn't help. And hey, it doesn't really matter what they say to you, maybe they aren't the people you'd like to talk to. I rarely like loud mouths, and i personally avoid them all the time. I'm sorry if this doesn't help you.

The best moments of Breaking Bad are still to come! One moment to come, I rewinded about fifteen times. :)

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

*INTERSTELLAR SPOILERS*

Since I've only seen it once so far I don't remember all the specifics but that line about seeing your children seems very familiar. I hadn't heard that theory before but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. It was his way of making peace by getting back to Murph like he promised. Once again like Inception when Robert Fischer believed his father always loved him, so he was able to make peace with the matter even though it technically was not real. I'll definitely keep this in mind when I see it again.

And I know what you mean about those endings haha! I remember when The Dark Knight Rises was released a lot of people said one of last scenes in particular was not real but I've always thought it actually happened.

How would you rank Interstellar with the other Nolan films you've seen? For me it's:

1. Inception
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. The Dark Knight
4. Batman Begins
5. The Prestige
6. Interstellar
7. Memento
9. Insomnia
10. Following
11. Doodlebug

The Prestige and Interstellar are pretty much tied for me right now. I love all of his films except for Doodlebug which is only a short film with a cool concept but I just kind of find average.

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shane24

shane24 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

No matter what, don't put yourself down, buddy. if you do say something, watch what it is. They might me the type of dickheads who get excited that they got a reaction from you. Read the situation. Come talk at any time about this, I'll listen.

Well, you're out of luck right there, saddler. The moment I'm talking about is in season four. But don't let that get to you, the third season is amazing also. I'd advice you to get the rest very soon, though. :)

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/25/2014 Reply  · 

Memento is really good. I re-watched that one again recently and it never fails to entertain me no matter how many times I see it.

As for other Kubrick films I own Full Metal Jacket and 2001: A Space Odyssey on Blu ray but I haven't watched them yet. Have you seen a lot of Kubrick's films?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/26/2014 Reply  · 

I'd kind of like to see Dr. Stranglove someday as well. I really need to check out more of Kubrick's work.

I plan on watching Citizen Kane sometime in the near future. I've never seen that one but I've always wanted to since it makes pretty much every list of greatest movies out there. Any movies you have on deck you're looking forward to?

And what did you think of Zombieland?

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shane24

shane24 on 11/27/2014 Reply  · 

Make sure you do. I would rather you talk about it, than bottle it up inside.

Man, I'm so sore. I played basketball last night, and my rib hurts because it was elbowed out of place. Luckily, the big guy on their side out it back in when we collided on the next play. I played the whole game.

Teddy bear? My mind is a little fuzzy on that. It's been a few years.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/28/2014 Reply  · 

I just finished Citizen Kane and I really enjoyed it! Such an innovative film for its time. I'm glad I was finally able to see it.

I might have told you this before but I really enjoy Scorsese. I have around ten of his films or so. I'd be interested to see more of his work. For the Coens I've only seen No Country For Old Men and their remake of True Grit.

I have seen Zombieland. My cousin first had me watch it a few years ago and I loved it which surprised me since I'm not all that into zombies. I agree the film is really well done. Plus, I like Emma Stone haha.

I enjoyed Planet of the Apes. I had only seen the two recent films so it was cool to see where the franchise all began. I already knew the ending going in but it was still a fun watch.

I really enjoyed Tombstone! I was really surprised how big the cast was. From Kurt Russell to Billy Bob Thorton they were all really good. And those mustaches...wow haha

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shane24

shane24 on 11/29/2014 Reply  · 

Did Rushmore work for you?

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shane24

shane24 on 12/2/2014 Reply  · 

For some reason, I seem to prefer new Anderson films like Fantastic Mr Fox, Grand Budapest Hotel, and Moonrise Kingdom over his first few. Either I got used to his style, or they just work better for me now.

I used to play three time a week, but now it's one. Don't get to practise as much because of work and responsibilities. I used to be much better (mvps, sportsperson of the year), but I still can play pretty good.