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Eagleskywalker87's Favorite Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey Memento Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Terminator 2: Judgment Day Back to the Future Spider-Man 2 Raiders of the Lost Ark The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The Dark Knight

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Knocked Up 1044
Talk to Her 1141
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Comments (85)


Nononsense on 9/22/2017 Reply  · 

You're very welcome. Thank you for the invite. And yes, I've never been so transfixed with a film as I was with Vertigo. Glad to have a fellow fan to discuss it as well as other cinema. We have six films in common in our top 20: Vertigo, 2001, Casablanca, GBU, Psycho, and 12AM. We also have many more in common in our top 100. Good to know!

I noticed you have Dunkirk in your top 10. I'm a huge Nolan fan and have seen everything but Dunkirk. Can't wait to see it!

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Wade92 on 9/28/2017 Reply  · 

Hello, there. Thanks for the friend request! Looks like you really dig Dunkirk. Definitely my favorite film of the year...so far.

You have a really great taste in films. The only film I haven't seen yet in your top 20 is Eyes Wide Shut. I really want to check it out though. Kubrick must be among your favorite directors.

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Nononsense on 10/1/2017 Reply  · 

Thanks bud. Look forward to conversation exchanges in the future!

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thejamin on 10/1/2017 Reply  · 

Thank you for the request, man! We seem to have similar tastes in movies. We have 6 of the same movies in our top 20!

I apologize for not responding for a while. I don't log in to my account as often as I used to.

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Wade92 on 10/1/2017 Reply  · 

Thanks! I have a somewhat peculiar list of favorite films haha they are kind of all over the place.

Totally, Dunkirk was quite an intense experience both times I saw it in theaters and pretty emotional as well. Like you, I loved the old school approach Nolan took, which made film feel that much more visceral.

I've never understood those complaints about characterization either. I felt like we knew exactly what we needed to know from the characters. And the unknown only helps to put the viewers in the place of the characters. I really can't stand those talking scenes in other war films just because it's not realistic. My grandpa always used to talk about how they only knew each other by their last names while fighting in the war and nothing else.

Can't wait to own Dunkirk on Blu ray!

I've only seen Barry Lyndon once but I enjoyed it. Funny you should mention the moving painting element of Dunkirk. I feel like that is true for both these films. I think Kubrick even took inspiration from old paintings when framing shots.

What did you think of Blade Runner? Are you planning on seeing 2049? I'm so excited, i hope it's good.

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Wade92 on 10/6/2017 Reply  · 

Blade Runner is film I go back and forth on quite a bit. Each time I see it I feel a little different on the film overall. I do like it but I don't see it as the masterpiece many people hold it up to be. For me the film really hits the skids with Daryl Hannah's character and the toy maker. I wish there was more focus on Deckard's character with the Blade Runner in action.

I also see Deckard as a replicant. There's just too many clues in the film to be any different and just the fact that Ridley Scott believes that to be the case. I'm kind of surprised Harrison Ford sees him as a human.

I saw 2049 last night and loved it. I liked it a lot more than the original and Roger Deakins once again proved why he's my favorite cinematographer.

Did you like Prisoners and Enemy? Both rocked my world first time I saw them haha I watched Enemy twice in one day when I originally watched it and I've never done that before! Villeneuve is definitely becoming on of my favorite directors

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thejamin on 10/12/2017 Reply  · 

Yes, I do think of myself as a Kubrick fan, although I haven't seen all of his films. I mostly haven't seen much of his earlier films. And yeah, I am a bit of a nut when it comes to Christopher Nolan movies. I have yet to see Dunkirk, but I've heard nothing but good things about it. You seem to love it!

I'm stoked for The Last Jedi as well (the trailer was amazing), and I do plan to watch Dunkirk as soon as it comes to Digital or Blu-ray.

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thejamin on 10/12/2017 Reply  · 

We also seem have very similar opinions on the Blade Runner films.

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Wade92 on 10/12/2017 Reply  · 

What did you end up thinking of 2049?

Haha that's awesome, Enemy must just have that instant re-watch value. I love films that have deep themes like that.

I also love American Psycho. Such a highly quotable film.

That's interesting about Prisoners. I didn't really have a problem with that torture scene. It was a little intense but I felt like it made sense for the character. He would go to any length to find his daughter. It was kind of a neat juxtaposition showing with the deep and pure love a father has for his daughter that he would go to cruel and almost evil lengths to save her. Brilliant film overall though.

I have yet to see Incendies. Definitely on my watch list since I really like his other films. I love Sicario. As of right now it's my personal favorite film of his. Most people say Arrival is his masterpiece but I flat out love Sicario. Pretty intense at times and gorgeously shot. Roger Deakins can do no wrong behind the camera. Dark music and powerful performances tie it all together.

Arrival is kind of a tough one for me. A majority of the people that see it call it a "masterpiece" but I didn't feel it was THAT good. I thought it was decent and by no means feel negatively about the film but it's easily my least favorite of Villeneuve's thus far. Granted I only saw it once in theaters so maybe my thoughts would shift a bit upon second viewing, but overall I thought it was solid but not a heavy hitter like his other work. What about you?

What did you think of E.T. That's a classic film I really didn't care for. Maybe I was missing something

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Wade92 on 10/19/2017 Reply  · 

Nah, I feel you on that Prisoners scene. It does stick out a bit. I remember the first time I watched it thinking "woah, this getting pretty dark".

Just random, everytime I think of that film I immediately go to Jake Gyllenhaal's blinking. I thought it was a really unique and interesting character trait haha

Always good to find a fellow American Psycho fan! I agree, I personally like the ending. It makes you want to go back and see it again with a different perspective and keeps you thinking.

Man, Blade Runner was so cool. Totally, the look of the film was breathtaking. Definitely a film more people need to go see.

That's very true about the communication part of Arrival. I feel like the film could have delved a little deeper into some aspects it's a good film overall. I'm kind of hoping to find it really cheap on Black Friday or something.

At last, I do not stand alone on the matter of E.T haha I agree with your points. To me it's just not Spielberg firing on all cylinders at all. I just flat out bored by this one.

I do like Spielberg quite a bit. He can do adventure like no other.

My favorite film of his is a bit of an unorthodox choice but Catch Me If You Can. I'll rattle off some of my other favorites: Raiders, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Last Crusade, Saving Private Ryan, Jaws and Duel.

As for the rest of the year, I'm looking forward to "Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonder, The Disaster Artist and my most anticipated: The Last Jedi. Beyond excited for that film, plus it's getting released on my birthday so thank you Rian Johnson

How is The Snowman? Is it as awful as everyone is saying?

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Wade92 on 10/21/2017 Reply  · 

That's very interesting, I've never heard about blinking as a sign of intelligence. I have a habit of blinking a lot because I'm exhausted from not getting enough sleep as I should but hopefully people think it's because of intelligence haha

Thanks for you thoughts on The Snowman. I was looking forward to seeing it for a while but with such a negative overall reception and even the director slamming it, makes me hesitate for a second. It does give me some hope though that you still had a positive feeling towards it.

Oh most definitely! I like plenty of films that take a lot of heat. The Lone Ranger, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3, Ton: Legacy...the list goes on and on.

I wasn't even aware there was an Orient Express film from the 70s!

Marvel is a weird experience for me. I used to despise the films for the longest time but about a year ago I did a complete 180. I re-watched The Avengers and fell in love with them. No idea why! Not perfect films without a doubt but do enjoy them. Bizarre right haha Do you have any films that you used to hate that you now enjoy? I often think about a quote from Robert Osborne talking about warming up to films over time. It roughly went that the remarkable thing about viewing films multiple times is that the film remains exactly the same while we as people change over time. (He was talking about A Clockwork Orange by the way).

My birthday is the 15th the actual release date which is when I'm going to be seeing the film. Going to have to stay off the internet on the 14th to avoid spoilers haha

You had mentioned music in a previous post. What kind of music do you enjoy? Who are your favorite bands/singers etc. Would love to hear them!

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Wade92 on 10/22/2017 Reply  · 

Haha don't worry about that! No matter how I feel about the Snowman I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm probably going to try see that one this week. I've got a busy week ahead at my local theater. I want to try catch The Snowman, Only The Brave, Suburbicon and possibly Jigsaw.

I'm very iffy about Jigsaw, I thought the first film was decent but didn't like the sequels so I have no idea why I'm considering seeing this one haha Have you seen the Saw films?

Of those that you mentioned I really like Kingsman 2, Non-Stop and Jason Bourne as well!

I just re-watched the first two Godfather films a couple weeks ago. I've been watching them for years and I find I like them more and more as I get older. Especially Part Two.

No worries! We have weird release dates here in the US. It's being marketed as Friday the 15th, but like all other films they will start at 7:00pm on the 14th. It's like, why not market the 14th then? Very confusing.

Nice! You've got some great music taste there, I like music from everyone you mentioned. By the way, did you know Elton was going to be in Kingsman 2 going in? It took me totally by surprise haha

Queen was actually the first band I seriously got in to. I still listen to them quite a bit. Always great music.

I also take a lot of my music taste from my parents so grew up listening to a lot of 70s and 80s music and still have them constantly playing on my iPod. Generally I listen to just about everything except modern country and most modern pop. If you put my iPod on shuffle it has something I like to call "musical whiplash". I go from Boston to Kanye West to Kim Carnes to Slipknot to Bob Dylan to NWA to Hall and Oates haha.

My personal favorite artists are Green Day, YONAS, Moosh and Twist, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Sum 41, Blink 182, Hollywood Undead and Nirvana.

Since Halloween is fast approaching, do you like a lot of scary movies? If so what are some of your personal favorites?

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Wade92 on 10/27/2017 Reply  · 

I would recommend checking out the first Saw film. Easily the best out of all of them but that's not saying much.

My week has really gotten away from me theater wise. Life has been busy so I haven't been able to make it to any new movies just yet. Plus, I've been trying to round out some old horror films I haven't seen yet.

For as many times as I've seen the first two Godfather films, I've only seen Part III once and that was like 10 years ago. I hated it at the the time but I'm very curious about seeing it again. Maybe my opinion will change. Even the director regrets doing it but he said he needed the money.

Yes, my music is diverse for sure haha and I live in a very rural area so the most popular music around here is modern country. Even for concerts I have to drive 2 or 6 hours to see my favorite acts. And by all means, use musical whiplash haha

I feel the same way. Especially with Harry Hart. Would have been a huge surprise for the audience.

I was surprised people were so mixed on the new Kingsman. I really enjoyed it. So many great moments of action and emotion. Especially when Harry remembers Mr. Pickle and Henry Jackman reuses that great song "rage and serenity" from X-Men First Class.

Would you be interested in seeing a Statesman spinoff like the director is considering doing?

I never used to be a horror fan all that much but as I've gotten older, I appreciate them a lot more. Definitely check out Halloween! The Omen was pretty good as well.

That's why I think The Shinng stands the test of time is that the scares aren't cheap. I wish more modern horror films were made in that fashion.

What is your scariest movie experience? One that completely freaked you out upon first viewing?

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Eagleskywalker87 on 10/29/2017 Reply  · 

500 movies! I'm now halfway to being an Honourable Member Of FlickChart! And my 500th movie was "A Nightmare On Elm Street". Good choice I reckon!

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Wade92 on 10/30/2017 Reply  · 

I'm in a bit of the same boat on the blu rays. I have a stack in front of my tv that need some watching. I usually try to watch all of them before they go into my collection.

My DVR has been filling up with horror films so all my energy has been there. I don't think I'll get through all of them before Halloween, in fact I know I won't. I still have like 16 horror films I want to watch. Four I've seen before, the rest all first time watches. I'm trying to round out some of the big horror franchises I haven't seen all of yet like the Nightmare of Elm Street films and the first few Friday the 13th's.

His daughter was one of my least favorite parts of the film, like many others. She did go on to do some great work though, like directing Lost in Translation. Just a very rough acting start.

I haven't seen a whole lot of Coppola's films but I've liked most of what I've seen so far. The first two Godfather films and Apocalypse Now. The Conversation was also pretty good. I watched The Outsiders in a high school class but I don't remember a whole lot about it.

I haven't seen that documentary but I have heard some stories about disasters behind the scenes, particularly AP. I'll have to check that out someday.

Yep, I feel the great parts of The Golden Circle make up for the few flaws it has. Really curious what they will do for a third film.

I'm iffy on the Statesmen film. I really wanted to see more of them but at the same time less really is more. I think things could easily go off the rails with that one.

Cool, The Shining is awesome. The atmosphere is incredible. For me it was When a Stranger Calls from 2006 (pretty dumb film now but freaked me beyond belief when I was younger), Jurassic Park and the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That last one messed me up for a good long while since I saw it when I was way too young haha

I don't mind! I'm from the beautiful state of Minnesota in the United States. So I was pumped when Let's Go Crazy by Prince kicked in, literally, at the beginning of Kingsman 2. Both him and Bob Dylan are held in high regard by music lovers in Minnesota. We just had our first snowfall last week but it already melted. Pretty cold at the moment.

Did you like the first Nightmare on Elm Street?

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Wade92 on 10/30/2017 Reply  · 

Totally, I love owning all my favorite movies and having a huge collection but it still trips me out sometimes. It's great owning a lot of films but it takes forever to get back around to watching some of them. My friends give me crap time to time as well haha but it's all in good fun.

I girl I dated around 6 years ago had a big blu ray collection and it blew my mind. I didn't watch a whole lot of movies back then and I always wondered why she would even need to own that many. Not long after I got into movies and now I think my collection is bigger than hers was at the time.

I also think the third Kingsman should lean more on the emotional side. Focus on the characters and build upon the first two films.

I loved the whole mindset of the Kingsman in the first film. Manners Maketh Man and especially the line, "there is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self". Very inspiring stuff. What it means to be a gentleman. I even make sure to wait to be offered a seat when I enter a room not of my own because of the film haha I often dress like both the Kingsman and Statesmen before I ever saw the films which was cool. I guess these films and me were meant to be haha

Wow, I've always wanted to get out there some day. What kind of area do you live in? Is it pretty populated or more rural?

I'll be honest about Child's Play. I did not like it at all. It started out alright but really fell down the hill for me. I was not interested at all and that kid really bugged me. Plus Chucky looks freaky as hell as it is, I wouldn't even let that in my house where my child sleeps haha I wasn't planning on seeing the sequels but now I definitely won't. What did you think of the film?

I'll try do my best to rank the films, seems like my feelings on films always changes from time to time. I haven't seen the Rob Zombie films in years so I don't know how accurate their placement will be.

1. Halloween (1978) Will always be the best.

2. Halloween II (1980) Great sequel that picks right up where the first leaves off.

3. Halloween (2007) It gets a lot of hate but I remember liking it. Young Michael Myers made me really sad for some reason haha

4. Halloween 4

5. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. This and Halloween 4 are pretty much tied I think.

6. Halloween 5

7. Halloween: H20

8. Halloween II (2009)

9. Halloween: Resurrection I would put this one lower if I could

I hear the new one they are making does away with all the films except the original. Which is a shame since I really like the second but there is a certain plot point they want to get around.

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Wade92 on 11/1/2017 Reply  · 

I'm having some storage issues as well. I have two cases that that hold roughly 150 Blu rays each and they are all full, plus some sitting next to them. I need to come with a solution soon.

Definitely wear a suit if you feel like it! You'll feel so classy and confident walking around. Just keep the demeanor of the Kingsman so it doesn't look like you're showing off haha Yeah, at premiere of The Golden Circle I had the denim jacket, jeans, boots and everything of the Statesmen. It was a little embarrassing at first because it looked like it was intentional. Two people even called me Agent Whiskey on the way out the theater haha

Oh, man. Hopefully everything is alright. Thanks for giving me a heads up. I'll be here whenever it works for you to chat!

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Wade92 on 11/12/2017 Reply  · 

Really didn't like Baby Driver, huh? That's all good, one of my good friends hated the film as well for a lot of the same reasons. I myself loved it haha it's definitely in my top 10 for the year. Coincidentally, that was one of the blu rays on my floor and just happened to pop it in the other night to see it again.

For the kind of film it was, I think the slight style over substance approach worked. I didn't feel like we needed to know a whole lot about these characters. It's kind of like the heist, you're not supposed to know a whole lot about the other people to avoid being compromised, just enough to get by.

By far the main complaint I hear about the film is the romance element. I will admit, it's not the strongest love story out there, but it didn't detract from the film for me. That's one element of the film you either like or not haha

Baby Driver was the first Edgar Wright film I loved start to finish and thought it was a wild ride from start to finish (no pun intended)

Haha that's funny about Citizen Kane! I did the same thing with Office Space where I bought two copies and didn't realize till I went to put it in my cabinet as well. Now I stand in the store holding potential blu ray purchases wondering if I already have it haha

I've only seen Citizen Kane once but I need to pull out that blu ray again soon. I remember liking it. Did I think it was the best film ever, no. But it was definitely ahead of it's time by a long shot.

That's true! Plenty of time to get our wardrobes ready for Kingsman 3.

Indeed, I did power through the Nightmare on Elm Street series with the exception of Freddy vs Jason and then the Sam Bayer remake because I had already seen the latter. If you like the original I would recommend seeing 2 and 3 if you would like. A lot of people hate on the second film but I think 1 & 2 would be my personal favorites of the series. 3 is pretty decent as well and I enjoyed it. Anything after that though...wow. I hated life watching those films haha An absolute chore to get through and I don't really plan on seeing them again. So far, Halloween is the best horror franchise by a long shot.

What did you think of Full Metal Jacket?

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thejamin on 11/25/2017 Reply  · 

Hey there! Sorry it's been so long.

Anyway, I also felt that the Last Jedi trailer may have revealed a little bit too much, but it also could've been misleading. I'm sure there's still tons of secrets that we know nothing about.

I, too, am anxious to re-watch Blade Runner 2049 when it releases digitally and on Blu-ray. I'm so glad that the studio allowed a longer runtime and gave the director enough time to tell the story that he wanted to tell. It seems that we rarely see long movies like these anymore. However, The Last Jedi is apparently going to be the longest Star Wars movie yet.

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Wade92 on 12/2/2017 Reply  · 

Haha, that's unfair of your friend on Baby Driver. The great thing about films is that they subjective and people all have their own opinions towards them.

I have yet to see The World's End but I did enjoy Hot Fuzz. I wasn't that impressed with Shaun of the Dead either.

Haha that's all good. I'd rather you're honest about how you feel than lie. I've only seen Full Metal Jacket once a few years back but I definitely need to see it again soon. That's a film that definitely sticks out in Kubrick's filmography because it feels so different. The film does feel kinda blockey with all the different tones and sequences going on. I agree, it's like he had a handful of ideas and threw them all into one film and tried to make them fit together best he could. Overall, I still like the film.

Kubrick is hard to rank for me but my favorites are: The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Paths of Glory, 2001 and Full Metal Jacket.

Yes, indeed, I did check out the two big superhero films. I liked Ragnarok, definitely a different approach to a Thor film, but I think they pulled it off. It was a pretty fun watch. They did away with some characters I've never really liked so that was a big plus haha

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Wade92 on 12/2/2017 Reply  · 

Oops, forgot about Justice League! First off, do you plan on seeing the film? That will impact how much I say about it.

As someone that loves Zack Snyder's vision for Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, I was pretty disappointed. It's not a bad film if it would stand on it's own but it feels like a slap in the face to the two predecessors. I'm going to see it again while it's in theaters to see how I feel in the second go around but right now I feel very mixed.

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Wade92 on 12/8/2017 Reply  · 

That's interesting you bring up Suicide Squad. I too really liked Suicide Squad when I first saw it in the theater. Boy, it really dropped from me on a second viewing though. I've even seen it a few more times since (such as checking out the Extended Cut) and it continues to get worse upon each viewing. It's just sad because the film had good potential and you have David Ayer directing, who's behind badass films like Fury, End of Watch and Training Day. I guess that's what happens when a studio runs the show too much. Do you have any films like that where you liked them the first time but it really declined upon re-watching?

For sure, I'll check out World's End when I have the opportunity.

Very true, Kubrick always seems to have an underlying theme or direction in all of his films. Full Metal Jacket is an odd one when put up against his other films.

That's interesting about Thor, I didn't notice about the quicker pace first time around. I'll have to keep an eye out for that next viewing.

Like I said, I'm someone who really enjoys Snyder's first two DC films so maybe you'd appreciate Justice League a little more since it's different. I'm all for switching things up, but this was way too much of a departure from the other films. It didn't even really make sense why the characters would be behaving the way they were. Not saying Snyder's cut will cure all, but if it's out there i'm very curious to see how his approach was.

Any thoughts on Wonder?

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Wade92 on 12/14/2017 Reply  · 

I saw Justice League a second time in theaters and I feel about the same about it. I don't hate it, it's just very middle of the road for me.

I loved Wonder. A very moving film. That's too bad about the cool reception your theater had. I had the same experience at Three Billboards recently. I loved it but the rest of the theater seemed unimpressed.

I've been a huge Star Wars fan for most of my life. My ranking is a little different than most but it's my honest opinion. (Haven't seen The Clone Wars)

1. The Force Awakens
2. Star Wars
3. Revenge of the Sith
4. The Empire Strikes Back
5. Return of the Jedi
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Phantom Menace
8. Rogue One

I'm crazy excited to see Last Jedi tomorrow. I really hope it's good. Have you ever heard of Machete Order for watching Star Wars? It's when you watch 4 and a 5 followed by 2 and 3 which are treated as a flashback before you complete the story at 6. That's pretty much the only way I watch Star Wars now, except I go one step further and pull out 2. My order is 4,5,3,6,7

What did you think of Birdman? What did you think of the filming style?

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Wade92 on 12/15/2017 Reply  · 

Ayyye, thank you! You're right on the money, 25 years old today. Great guess, my chart definitely hints that age in places haha How old are you if you don't mind me asking? I was kinda guessing you were around my age or a couple older.

Star Wars was definitely the films for me as well. I still remember my uncle lending me his original VHS tapes when I was really young and watching them for the first time. I was completely obsessed with Star Wars and watched the original three at least once a week.

As for movies that really ignited my deep appreciation for films and the filmmaking process, the credit definitely goes to Christopher Nolan. Batman Begins blew my mind but once I saw him make The Dark Knight and Inception, it made me look at films in a whole new way.

I believe I saw Force Awakens 3 times in theaters as well. Just a blast to see on the big screen. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. I was very hesitant about the new characters but I ended up loving them the most.

I will admit Revenge of the Sith isn't a perfect film and their is elements I'm not that keen on, but overall I love the emotional core to it. Seeing Anakin finally succumbing to the dark side and his life fall apart around him. His love in Padme, his friendship in Obi-Wan, it all strikes a powerful chord.

Interesting. I really need to watch them all chronologically again sometime, it's been a few years since I've done that. One reason that I like Machete Order is that it elevates the work of the prequels even, especially Revenge of the Sith. You hear old Ben talk about the Clone Wars in 4 and it paints this brilliant picture. Then after 5 you jump back to 3, where you are thrown right into the middle of the Clone Wars. You see Anakin flying right out the gate after Ben talks about him being the best star pilot in the galaxy. You see a genuine friendship between Obi-Wan and Anakin, and the romance seems much more natural without the messy awkwardness of 1 and 2. It's just much cleaner in my opinion, and then it gives Return of the Jedi a lot more weight, especially in the character of Darth Vader after just watching Revenge of the Sith.

Hope you have fun at The Last Jedi! I'm seeing it with my family as well. Always adds to the Star Wars experience.

Awesome. I love Birdman. To be fair, I was very iffy the first time, but with a second viewing in won me over. From a technical standpoint, it's flawless. The story also had something very important to say and it all added up to a fantastic film. Plus, it has Emma Stone which is always a positive for me haha

Good question. I'm a big fan of Christmas movies. Home Alone, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life, Jingle All the Way and The Night Before are some favorites. I could also through in stuff like Lethal Weapon and Die Hard.

How about yourself, what are some of your favorites? Are you doing anything special for the holidays?

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Wade92 on 12/27/2017 Reply  · 

Wow, yeah, I'm terrible at guessing ages haha Yeah, you act quite mature for your age, not that you're terribly young or anything. I was the same way, I'm tall and I also like old music, tv shows and movies.

That sounds like a lot of fun with your family. Hopefully you have safe travels.

My family all lives fairly close to each other so I'm able to see both my mom and dad's sides of the family. I live and work about an hour away from my parents so I'll drive back home. Christmas Eve is always celebrated with my dad's side and my family is hosting this year. Then on Christmas Day, we'll be going to my grandparents on my mom's side. Always a lot of people and a lot of food.

Haha ahh yes, The Last Jedi. First time seeing it, I was VERY mixed. Some stuff I liked and quite a bit of stuff I was middle of the road on and some stuff I hated. It did improve some on a second viewing but I still rank it around the middle.

I loved everything with Rey and Luke training. I would have liked to have seen even more of this. A lot of stuff they could have touched on or delved deeper into.

I's a small element but I loved the flashbacks to the fallout between Luke and Ben Solo with the different points of view and how people make their own truths. However, it didn't all make sense to me. Luke, one of the most optimistic Jedi in the galaxy, the man who believed their was good in Vader when no one else did, was just going to kill his nephew, his sister's son, in his sleep because he felt darkness in him?

I liked that the film showed us things we haven't seen yet in space combat like Poe skidding in his X-Wing to get behind Tie Fighters and Laura Dern blasting into hyperspace through the enemy fleet, that was powerful.

I didn't mind Snoke biting the dust because I didn't want him to be another Emperor type character and it helped build up my man Kylo Ren.

I don't know how to feel about Rey being a "nobody". The Force Awakens seemed to set her up to be someone and Rian Johnson threw it right out the window as with many other plot points presented in Force Awakens which pissed me off a bit. I get that not everyone has to be somebody but it feels off. I feel like Kylo is just trying to make her feel entirely alone so she is more likely to join him since she has no ties to anyone.

I liked Kylo's whole mindset of "let the past die". He wanted the First Order and the Resistance to dissolve and start something new which I was really digging. It was going to make for an interesting Episode IX but then that just goes away. Too much was teased but never acted upon, like Rey feeling the pull to the dark side. I wanted some more tension there but it's never really brought up again.

I was really missing a straight up lightsaber duel. I know it's trying to break a trend but come on! It's like the film was building but never reached a full satisfying climax without it.

I hated the Rose character. She did nothing for me and just seemed like a waste of time. Did not mesh with the other characters at all. Her whole story was a drag. I hated the Canto Bight sequence and I think it was a huge waste of Finn's character as well. I'm here to see Rey fulfill her destiny not see Rose crying about animal abuse and trying to steal Finn's affections.

At the end Finn should have died. I was feeling emotional and I love the character but it felt so perfect that he started out as a member of the First Order and now he's sacrificing himself to help stop them, then here comes Rose to ruin the moment and deliver the most awkward kiss I've probably ever seen.

Rian Johnson can do some good work but I don't think he was right for Star Wars. He seemed to be too concerned about doing his own thing instead of presenting the next chapter. His vision and JJ's really have some friction and I'm very curious what JJ will be able to do with what he has left.

Sorry for the lengthy post!

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Eagle2018 on 1/1/2018 Reply  · 

Good morning, or afternoon or evening depending on what time you see this. This is my second account. Why do I need a second account? Because I made a bet with my mate to see if I can watch 500 movies in 2018 (only feature films. Documentaries, TV Movies and Short Films don’t count). Although, I will continuing using my first account as my main account!

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Wade92 on 1/10/2018 Reply  · 

Haha really? That's funny about the age. I don't have any problem with it, you're a good person to talk to.

Glad you had a good holiday. Do you go fishing often? I usually do in the summer. Where I'm at it has been -20 degrees fahrenheit. It was pretty cold but I was still out snowmobiling anyways.

I agree about the plot of The Last Jedi. The various plot threads didn't really jive with each other and felt all over the place.

Totally, that Falcon moment was very touching. Seeing him looking around the cockpit after all these years, knowing Han was no longer with them, was some powerful stuff. His death wasn't executed well. Don't get me wrong, I loved that he was gazing out at the two suns just like he did in the original but it just felt so out of left field. I also loved that line to Kylo, "see you around, kid". So badass but then all of a sudden he's dead? It definitely didn't seem to carry the weight Han's death had in The Force Awakens.

Good point about Rey's arc. I really didn't like how how she took a backseat in the third act.

Yes! Glad you said that about the focus on multiple characters. Force Awakens was a much tighter film, so you got on board with the new characters. This one was all over the place so you can't really latch on to anything.

I wish Rose was killed but apparently not. Sorry is that bad of me to say?

I was really surprised how middle of the road I am on this one. I don't even really feel like seeing it again in theaters.

So are you really trying to see 500 films this year? That's quite a task!

What did you think about the new IT?

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Wade92 on 2/1/2018 Reply  · 

Very true. For as long as The Last Jedi is, it really doesn't go anywhere.

I loved The Disaster Artist. It even cracked my top 10 list for the year. Such a fascinating guy, that Tommy Wiseau. I loved James Franco's performance and it really blended drama and humor together well. I had not seen The Room prior to it but I watched it immediately when I got home from the theater. I'm even reading the book, The Disaster Artist, right now so it's pretty much taken over my life haha

2017 was kinda interesting. Some great films, some terrible but a lot of middle of the road films. My favorites were:

1. Dunkirk
2. A Ghost Story
3. Beauty and the Best
4. Blade Runner 2049
5. Wind River
6. The Big Sick
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
8. The Disaster Artist
9. Baby Driver
10. Wonder

I also really liked The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

I hated Alien: Covenant and Ghost in the shell. Just an absolute chore to sit through. I also didn't like Get Out, Battle of the Sexes (even though I'm a huge Emma Stone fan, I hated the movie) and King Arthur.

Anything you're looking forward to for 2018?

No worries!

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Wade92 on 2/8/2018 Reply  · 

I do think it worked better for me to see The Disaster Artist film first and then see things fleshed out in the book more. I might have wanted more out of the film if I already knew all the details in the book. I already finished the book and really enjoyed it. I'm going to read Norm Macdonald's book next. Do you like Norm's comedy?

All those were really good films from 2017 that you mentioned. I really wish Nolan and Roger Deakins would collaborate on a film some day. Nolan definitely has beautifully shot films by Wally Pfister and Hoyte Van Hoytema, two extremely talented people, but Deakins is my top favorite and I think he could ad a whole new element to Nolan's story telling.

Glad to find someone who doesn't care for Get Out as well, they are extremely hard to come by. Just today at work, people were gushing about how great they thought Get Out was. I just don't get it haha

Indeed, Pirates was pretty dull. That was one I was pretty mixed on. I liked the cast involved, it just ended up being pretty boring. Funny you should mention Seinfeld. Do you like that show?

Dude, did you see that behind the scenes look of Mission: Impossible 6 with Tom Cruise learning to fly a helicopter? That man will do anything!

I'm looking forward to (in no order): Black Panther, Strangers 2, Sicario 2, Isle of Dogs, Avengers: Infinity War, Super Troopers 2, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and Wasp, M:I 6, Halloween, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Creed 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. A LOT of sequels haha

How was The Thing? I have yet to to see it and hear it's quite disgusting

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Wade92 on 2/28/2018 Reply  · 

I apologize for the delayed response! Life has been a little hectic of late.

I'm not a huge comedy person. Like as far as standup goes. I had a friend introduce me to Norm a few years back. I love the dry wit he has and his really unique style. His jokes are more about the journey than the punchline itself.

I read a lot of books but I don't really have a list of favorites. I've loved the Harry Potter books since I was in second grade and I read those over and over. Otherwise I like reading a lot of biographies or historical books.

Man, Deakins and Nolan would be perfection haha Nolan and Bond have seemed to be tied together for quite some time. I'm not sure he'd tackle it but if he did, I'd buy a ticket in a heartbeat.

Sweet, I love Seinfeld as well! Definitely my favorite show. Who is your favorite character on the show? Speaking of comedians, I really like Jerry Seinfeld as well. I actually saw him perform in my town last year for the first time. Pretty surreal seeing him in person after watching the show for the past 10 years. He was hilarious as well and really knew how to work a crowd. He started out being amusing but cranked it up so much near the end I was missing some of what he was saying because I was laughing so hard.

I'm more of a practical man myself as well so I like seeing that kind of effort being put into films like Fallout. Definitely, Tom Cruise is definitely an actor where you see him as Tom Cruise not so much the character. But he's still entertaining to watch in both action and dramatic roles.

If you could see any film again for the first time, what would it be?

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Wade92 on 3/12/2018 Reply  · 

Nice, George is one of my favorites as well. My favorites switch every once and a while. The show is full of so many great characters it's so hard to choose.

Is there any other shows you really like?

I really need to see Vertigo again. It's been a few years since I last saw it.

For me, I think Inception or The Dark Knight would be fun to see again for the first time. I remember sitting there in the theater being just blown away. The Force Awakens was a pretty spectacular first viewing as well.

What did you think of A Hard Day's Night? Do you have a favorite Beatles album?

Also, if you're not going to take a pass at Miss Sandra, is it ok if I go after her? hahaha These pop up on the site often and get annoying. Really liked your response though.

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Wade92 on 4/10/2018 Reply  · 

I'm much more of a movie person as well. I usually just watch the same shows over and over. My favorites are Seinfeld, The Andy Griffith Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Leave it to Beaver, That 70s Show and Fargo. For shows on tv right now I watch Survivor and Live PD.

Right on. The Beatles are among some my favorite artists. I've been listening to them for going on 10 years now. Rubber Soul is my favorite album of theirs and it has my favorite Beatle song, In My Life. I definitely lean towards the earlier stuff like Hard Day's Night, Revolver and such but Sgt. Pepper is still pretty kickass. The song A Day in the Life is sublime. If EMI would have let them put Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane on the album as it was intended, that album would be unstoppable.

Are you listening to just all of the Beatles catalog or are you doing it for other bands as well?

I really liked Ready Player One. I didn't really know what to expect going but I think it's one of my favorite Spielberg films of recent years. Plus the main character shares my name so that was cool! It was kind of funny, one of the first times you hear the name Wade is over a phone so I jumped in the theater thinking I had dialed someone by accident in my pocket haha

What did you think of Ready Player One?

I see we both saw Cock Blockers. Sorry, that's just how I see it. Looks like you weren't a fan?

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Wade92 on 4/14/2018 Reply  · 

Very cool. Do you listen to much Led Zeppelin?

I do wish Ready Player One would have pushed certain elements farther. I think the movie was a lot crazier early on and then it slowly drips into a more traditional affair. I still really liked it but in a world where you can "do anything" I wish they would have pushed that a little more.

Haha I did really like that part of John Cena breaking into all the rooms. That had me laughing quite a bit. I didn't mind the film. It wasn't very funny but there were a few parts I found pretty humorous like how much John Cena hated that one kid's smirk. John Cena was easily the highlight for me. It was by no means a monumental performance but he served the film well.

Sorry to make you break the first two rules but can we talk about Fight Club? What did you think? Did you know the twist going in?

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UberLives on 4/22/2018 Reply  · 

Mr. Eaglesidwinder, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Wade92 on 4/29/2018 Reply  · 

I only really got into Led Zeppelin recently. I knew the bigger songs like you mentioned because I have a few friends that really like the band. Once I sat down and listened to most of their music, I was hooked.

That's a shame, I also knew the twist in Fight Club long before I watched it for the first time. It was a film that really took me a while to appreciate. It took probably 4 or so viewings before I could say that I loved it.

I've read before that when people have split personalities they truly live different and totally separate lives. Hand writing can entirely change, a talent one personality has is totally lost on the other, I've even heard people can talk different languages in extreme cases. The car scene in particular I always thought was either in his head for the most part or he was only actually being verbal for parts of it. I'd have to rewatch it again though. Some of those scenes do tend to fall apart once the twist is revealed.

I see you just watch Bridge on the River Kwai. Great classic film isn't it?

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Wade92 on 5/20/2018 Reply  · 

I think you'll really like Zeppelin. Especially if you like older artists.

Nice, Bridge on the River Kwai is a good one. I really like Lawrence of Arabia as well. To me it's still a little weird seeing Alec Guinness in roles other than Star Wars. I knew him as only Ben Kenobi for some many years growing up haha

What did you think of A Quiet Place?

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Wade92 on 6/3/2018 Reply  · 

I feel ya. I enjoyed A Quiet Place. I was pretty hesitant about going because I hate when scary movies have quiet moments because I hate jumping and this was the entire film. But it wasn't as bad as I had feared. Krasinski and Blunt did great together and they really carried the film. I really felt for their characters.

I think Krasinski did a very good job directing. I had also heard he hates horror films which is interesting.

My theater for A Quiet Place was a nightmare. People talked the entire movie, some at normal speaking levels. Everyone was opening wrappers and slurping beverages. One lady even answered her phone and talked on it until someone yelled for her to get out. Even through all that and more, I still enjoyed the movie somehow haha

What did you think of Solo? I'm planning on seeing it this afternoon.

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Wade92 on 6/16/2018 Reply  · 

Sorry for taking a while to get back to you! I just started a new job so life has been pretty crazy.

Indeed, the tension in A Quiet Place was really well handled.

Haha, yeah the theater experience was pretty brutal. Never fun when that happens. Where I live, ticket prices are pretty cheap so people just treat it as an extension of their living room.

Speaking of horror, how is Hereditary? Do you recommend it? I might see it but I'm really on the fence. I do like most of the films that A24 puts out though.

I enjoyed Solo but I'm not over the moon about it or anything. Ehrenreich and Glover were the highlights of the film for me. Glover especially embodied Billy Dee Williams portrayal, even how he pronounced Han's name which I thought was cool.

Kind of like you said, my main issue with the film is, why does it exist? It wasn't something we necessarily needed to see, but I guess you could say that about Rogue One as well.

What did you think of Maul's appearance?

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Wade92 on 7/1/2018 Reply  · 

Glad to hear you really liked Hereditary! I might try see it this week if I have a free evening. I just don't really like seeing scary movies in theaters haha just too nerve racking.

Awesome, Enemy is amazing and I really liked Ex Machina as well. I have yet to see Swiss Army Man.

Right, though? Donald Glover is all over the map with what he can do and has a huge amount of success with it. Do you listen to much of his music? His song 3005 is still my favorite of his.

I was kind of thinking it was Snoke showing up too! I was really caught off guard by Maul. It's a very curious choice because a large percentage of people going to the movie haven't seen or even heard of The Clone Wars tv series. Even with his inclusion in those shows doesn't really make sense why he's in the movie. His arc is well executed and wrapped up so I don't know how they can take it any further.

I read an interview that said even Ron Howard didn't know who that character was going to be until near the end of production. He knew he wanted someone to be pulling the strings and he finally picked Darth Maul because he was his kids' favorite growing up. So I don't even know if they have a long term plan for this but they would almost have to.

What did you think of Nightcrawler?

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PiccoloKing on 7/13/2018 Reply  · 

Eagle, how are you? Just dropped in to say it's good to find someone who holds Pulp Fiction in as low esteem as I do. In my opinion, it's a serious contender for the most overrated film ever made. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I'm convinced its reputation is the result of the Hollywood hype machine, or naïve viewers jumping on the bandwagon. If this sounds presumptuous, it's probably because I have a hard time believing anyone who has actually watched that crap could sincerely consider it one of the best films ever made. The whole notion of Pulp Fiction's (dubious) greatness is absurd to the point of insanity. What were they smoking in the 90s? It also doesn't help that I think of Tarantino as a sick guy, whose imagination is filled with the kind of stuff that would cause Satan himself to pause and reflect. I mean, what in the name of Christ was that gimp scene? I'm falling ill just thinking of it…

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Wade92 on 7/14/2018 Reply  · 

Gotcha. This Is America is a pretty epic video. I don't like using that word often but that video has an insane amount of stuff going on.

Only time will tell in regards to Maul. As of right now I think anything could happen.

Nice man, glad you enjoyed Nightcrawler! Definitely among some of my favorite films from the past few years. I love Gyllenhaal as an actor as well and he inhabits the character of Lou Bloom so well. That scene where he has that long monologue with Nina is incredible.

I used to work in a news field similar to that and the film is very accurate. Most of the on air personalities I know hate that movie with a passion, but I think it's because it kind of points out how shallow that business can be. They prefer something like Anchorman haha

I liked Fallen Kingdom, at least more than I thought I would. It's not a perfect film and there are some things I really didn't like about it. Especially how things played out with that little girl in the film. For as many things as it did well, there was stuff I disliked just as much. Here's how I would rank the Jurassic Park films:

1 Jurassic Park
2 The Lost World
3. Fallen Kingdom
4. Jurassic World

5. Jurassic Park III

What did you think of Fallen Kingdom? Do you see the franchise having much steam left in it?

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PiccoloKing on 7/14/2018 Reply  · 

Thanks for the reply man.

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Wade92 on 7/30/2018 Reply  · 

The news is definitely a shady and cutthroat industry. I'm glad to be out of it.

I think most audiences didn't think much of Fallen Kingdom. You hear next to nothing about it ever since it opened in theaters for as much as it was hyped up. I know they have one more film coming down the line for sure but I'm curious how long this franchise will be able to keep going.

The one main positive I can say about about Fallen Kingdom is that it took more risks than Jurassic World. That one was too much of a color by the numbers deal.

Nice list. I will give credit to Jurassic Park III for being short, I do like that haha

What did you think of The Deer Hunter? And how about Shrek?

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PiccoloKing on 7/31/2018 Reply  · 

Who's the funny man in your profile pic?

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PiccoloKing on 8/5/2018 Reply  · 

Sorry if I offended you. Wasn't my intention.

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PiccoloKing on 8/6/2018 Reply  · 

It's just that, you're normally a very perky guy but sounded quite irritable in your reply, so I thought it's something I did. Good to know all is well between us.

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Wade92 on 10/2/2018 Reply  · 

Hello, I'm still alive! I apologize for my absence. Life and work and have been crazy busy so I haven't had much time to be on here but I'm back.

As for the Deer Hunter, I didn't like it either! Usually I love classic films but this one did not do it for me at all. Just flat out did not like it.

What did you think of Hot Tub Time Machine?

Any movies you're looking forward to for the rest of the year?

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Wade92 on 10/8/2018 Reply  · 

Haha I know, it's been far too long!

Nice picks for movies! We have a few in common. Mine in no particular order are:

Halloween, Creed II, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Mid90s, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mule, and Vice.

I've been thinking the exact same thing about this year! A lot of really bland movies out there. I really liked all my top 10 films of 2018 so far, but the rest of the films are just so so. I really hope it turns around too.

What did you think of Venom? I should be seeing that one soon. And how about American Beauty? I really like that one.

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Wade92 on 10/10/2018 Reply  · 

Well, I saw Venom last night and I agree, very weak film. So pretty much what I expected out of it I guess. I'm a huge Spider-Man fan but I've never really liked Venom with one particular comic book iteration being an exception. I just found the film to be very boring and predictable. I was even disappointed in Tom Hardy who I usually love. Not a terrible film but I didn't think it was good either.

Nice, American Beauty is a pretty great film. I enjoy it every time I re-watch it. I think it's a film more people need to see.

What movie has been the biggest surprise for you this year?

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Wade92 on 10/29/2018 Reply  · 

Cool, I never got around to seeing Love, Simon. It's one I'd like to see at some point.

The biggest surprise for me this year is probably I Can Only Imagine. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from it but I went with someone who really wanted to go and ended up loving it. I'm a religious person myself, but sometimes faith based films are a little too heavy handed for my liking but I thought this film was really well done and really emotional.

Looks like you checked out one of my personal favorites, The Place Beyond the Pines. What did you think?

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Wade92 on 11/23/2018 Reply  · 

Right on. I'm a religious person myself, but I don't think that was the determining factor of me enjoying I Can Only Imagine. I'm not always a fan of faith based films, sometimes I feel they can be a little too heavy handed. Even going in I thought, "how can they make a movie around one song?" but I was highly impressed and thought it was very emotional. It might not be the best film of the year but it's my personal favorite so far.

Awesome, glad you loved Place Beyond the Pines! I agree, it's easily one of the most underrated films out there. They utilize the three act structure beautifully and you are right, each of the chapters are good on their own but bringing them all together makes it fantastic. I also had no idea Luke was going to bite the dust in the first act, my mouth dropped when I first saw it haha

Everything about the film is perfect in my opinion. The attention to little details is spectacular. Like when Eva Mendes is talking about feeding baby Jason apples that she chews up first, then when we see the teenage Jason for the first time he's eating an apple in the cafeteria. One of my top favorite moments of the film is the mirror shots of Luke and Jason riding their bikes after talking to Robin with the same musical cue playing only with Jason's being slowed down and more haunting. Perfection! The movie also has one of my favorite quotes: "if you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder".

I even tracked down the black sunglasses with the bright green arms like in the film because i'm such a nerd haha

I've been hearing very mixed things about Bohemian Rhapsody but I really enjoyed it! I'm a big fan of Queen as well, they were the first band I really got into back in my early teens. Sure, maybe it's a little watered down, but I loved the spectacle of it. The performances were pretty amazing and it was crazy how much most of the band looked like the real deal. What did you think of it? Also, what is your favorite Queen song?

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TommyDoyle2016 on 12/1/2018 Reply  · 

Hey man. We don't talk a lot, except for a few matchups here, there and everywhere. But, well, I'm really curious to see what you might think about a hidden gem known as The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Some hate it, some love it. I love it myself.

So, I think you do have a great critical sense, and I appreciate how true you are about what you feel about the movies you've watched. So that's my little recommendation. Hope you enjoy it if you ever consider watching it.

Btw, sorry for my mediocre english, I'm not a native speaker.

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Wade92 on 12/4/2018 Reply  · 

Yeah, being someone that really likes Queen as well there was a few times throughout Bohemian Rhapsody where I was like, "wait, that's not how that happened" but I tried to not get hung up on it. Overall I thought it represented the band nicely and I had a really good time watching it on the big screen.

I spent most of the movie scratching my head over where I had seen the actor playing John Deacon before. Then it finally clicked it was the little kid from Jurassic Park haha and the guy in The Social Network who gives Zuckerberg in the inspiration for the relationship status feature of Facebook.

Nice song selections, man. So many great Queen songs out there. A few of my favorites are Don't Stop Me Now, Killer Queen, Keep Yourself Alive, Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stone Cold Crazy, and Fat Bottomed Girls. You just can't go wrong with a band like Queen.

Right on, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan as well of both the books and the films. Fantastic Beasts 2 was...better than I was expecting? But still nothing spectacular. I think it's because the first film did nothing for me and this one was a little more enjoyable. This series seems like such a mess. It's hard to believe J.K Rowling is writing this. The movie ended and I thought, "what really happened here?". The film just felt like a lot of filler and nothing seemed to have any impact. I know originally, Rowling had it planned to be a trilogy, but the story started expanding too much so now it's five films. Personally, I think the story she really wants to tell will kick into gear in the next film or two. I think she should have cut a bunch of fat and kept it to three films at the very most. These first two are honestly just boring and feel like too much setup. Kind of like Star Wars where Episodes I and II felt like buildup to Episode III which George Lucas was most excited about.

What are some of your thoughts on the film? Also, did you buy Jude Law as Dumbledore? I thought he did a fine job and I would have liked to have seen more of him, but he didn't feel like Albus at all. I think if they wouldn't have said his name over and over I wouldn't have thought it was him initially. I understand he's a much younger man, but still he should have some of the familiar qualities.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 12/6/2018 Reply  · 

To be completely honest, I can see why you might think you're a jerk sometimes. Such as in a Raging Bull, if I'm not wrong. But well, we all go a little jerk sometimes, hehe. Just look at the 'Knowing vs. The Shining' match-up, but shh, let it die. I was kinda of angry irl when I wrote that comment.

Btw, thanks for the compliment. I do think you seemed like a fine guy as well, with a pretty great musical taste. About our tastes, I do think we have similar tastes, y'know. But you seem to be a classier cinephile, while I actually like all kinds of batshit crazy cult stuff. Specially Lovecraft. As you can see, I love movies such as Evil Dead II and Re-Animator.

I really hope you enjoy Killing! It immediately charted #29 with me, which is saying a lot, specially cuz it's a pretty recent movie. But don't be shy if you don't like it. I can take some negative reviews as well!

Thanks; I'm not even fluent but I'm doing my best. It's nice to hear that I'm actually doin' alright.
I'm from Brazil. Most specifically from a place we'd call, in a literary translation, "the ass of the world". It's not all that bad, but it's a really dull city. We've got the shopping and the "Alternative Space" and that's about it.

What about you? Where are you from?
If you don't mind saying, as well.

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Wade92 on 12/9/2018 Reply  · 

I agree, they were really stretching things toward the end of Bohemian Rhapsody. It made it feel more like a movie at that point than real life. Things tied up a little too nicely in places.

Same, I'm really glad John Deacon got his time in the sun. Deacon is probably my favorite member of Queen to be honest. Just so damn underrated haha and yeah, that Another One Bites the Dust moment was awesome!

Good question on the biopics. That's tough. I'm kind of surprised no one has tackled The Beatles yet. That might be kind of interesting. I'd be curious to see Led Zeppelin or Elvis be given the big screen treatment as well. How about yourself?

I felt the same way about the Credence twist. I didn't care for it at all. Just felt like Rowling going for shock value. I agree, she should have just made a trilogy of the falling out of Dumbledore and Grindewald and we'd be much better off. Reading the books growing up, I thought that would make a fascinating story, but now that we're kind of getting it, I'm massively underwhelmed.

What did you think of Creed II and Sicario 2? Did they live up to the originals for you?

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TommyDoyle2016 on 12/19/2018 Reply  · 

Oh man, I hope I didn't offended you, it really wasn't my intention. As you can see, I'm a bit jerky as well, so sorry if I did.

Well, I actually don't have a (or I pretend to not have) clearcut taste either, but my chart seems to be dominated by old horror movies, so yeah there's kinda of a pattern. As for music, what kind of songs do you enjoy?
I see you're using a pic from Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer. Great music video. Up there with one of the best 80's music videos no doubt. But I still have a great love for Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here No More, so that's probably my favorite 80's music video.

Oh, I love Australia, it seems like such a nice country. I wish I could live there someday, but I probably won't.
Btw, it also seems like a "dangerous place", cuz there's a lot of snakes, spiders, and all those killer things, whatever. Gosh, I'd love to live there.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 1/11/2019 Reply  · 

Me myself, I love 60-70's music. Btw, what a great list of artists. I just would add David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty and I completely agree about rock music being at its peak in the 70s.
I actually love The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Electric Light Orchestra, and The Who as well.
My favorite 80's act is Traveling Wilburys, tho. But you could notice that, especially because everyone related to it has been mentioned above. Their first album is as great as rock music could get, but Vol. 3 got a handful of boring songs (but it was released in the 90's and had no Orbison, so yeah).

I didn't listen to a lot of Genesis so far, but I can recognize most of the solo members, so I'm looking forward to listen more of it! Have you heard Peter Gabriel's version of "Heroes"? I think it's a pretty fine cover, although I'd still take Bowie original over any cover version.

My favorite band line-up should be the classic Wilburys. Harrison, Petty, Dylan, Orbison and Lynne, gosh what a line-up. A lot of super-talented individuals in the same band. Just wish they could've made more albums with Roy.

Since you've mentioned The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, what are some of your favorite albums of all-time?

I'd stand with David Bowie's Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever, Eric Clapton's Slowhand, The Who's Who's Next, and the first Wilburys album, even tho it's probably not as solid as everything else in my list.

HEY, you just saw Sacred Deer! So? What are your thoughts?

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Wade92 on 1/18/2019 Reply  · 

I'd be interested in seeing a movie about George Martin. I like some of his music but I don't know anything about his personal life.

Another one I thought of would be Prince. I'm originally from Minnesota so he's a bit of a "hometown hero" along with Bob Dylan.

Good points. I liked Creed II but it didn't pack the punch, sorry no pun intended, that the first one had. It was by no means bad, it was still solid and I loved how it continued to tie back to Rocky IV. I agree, I think Coogler could have given it that little something extra that it needed.

I really like Sicario II. I don't think it was quite as good as the first but I thought it was still solid. Apparently, they are trying to get Emily Blunt back for another so I'm curious what that would be like.

Now that we have started a fresh year, what were your favorite films of 2018?

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Wade92 on 2/8/2019 Reply  · 

I agree, 2018 was a bit of a weird year for movies. There was some good ones but there wasn't a whole lot of competition for my top 10. At this current time, my favorites were:

1. I Can Only Imagine
2. Bad Times at the El Royale
3. Best F(r)iends Vol. 1 & 2
4. Eighth Grade
5. Infinity War
6. Sicario II
7. A Star is Born
8. The Mule
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
10. A Quiet Place

What did you think of Glass and what do you think of M Night Shyamalan?

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TommyDoyle2016 on 2/10/2019 Reply  · 

Btw, talking about Bowie. Have you seen that they're planning to make a biopic with no Bowie songs whatsoever?
I think this'll just sucks. I tried to watch Lennon's Nowhere Boy and it's complete dull crap.

Great albums list! I just love to see Queen II there. It's so good and so underrated. The black side is incredible, but I think I like the white side just slightly more.

About Sacred Deer: I was also stunned by it! I've watched it in the night time, so before sleeping I couldn't think of something else but the goddamn movie! Then I woke... and the movie was still vividly in my mind. I do think Yorgos Lanthimos is heavily influenced by Kubrick. I just saw his new movie (The Favourite), it's pretty good and it's essentially channeling Kubrick. As long as this guy keep on making great movies such as Sacred Deer and The Favourite, I'm happy.

I also love that it's a no-nonsense horror movie. In my opinion, Martin DO have God-like powers. They just won't say a thing about it because that would be a very clichéd scene. I think this movie do talk about human selfishness and obsessiveness as well. How we're vengeful. How we're rancorous.

I love the acting in this movie, I'm just going to be honest, lol. I do agree it's a little wooden, but I kinda of accepted it after a while. I do agree it feels awkward and robotic (maybe that was the word you were looking for).
I'm really glad you enjoyed it though!

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Akacyclops13 on 2/24/2019 Reply  · 

nice top 20 , bit of everything.

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Wade92 on 3/14/2019 Reply  · 

Thanks for your thoughts on Glass! I was pretty let down by the film too. Which was a bummer because I enjoy a lot of his films. Like you said, Glass was just too much of a missed opportunity. It some really good moments in it, but it kept falling off the rails at points. Too many elements seemed forced in and I hated the whole secret society they had going on. Sadly, it's probably me least favorite of his films that I have seen.

What did you think of A Star is Born? Did it live up to the hype?

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TommyDoyle2016 on 3/17/2019 Reply  · 

Hmm for the Beatles movies. I really like the psychedelic Yellow Submarine animation and had a little fun while watching Help! I Wanna Hold Your Hand, by the director of Back to the Future, is still on my watchlist. About Sgt. Pepper... I'm happy with the album. If you wanna watch a way better album movie, go for The Who's Quadrophenia.

So you just saw The Lobster. Is it as good as Sacred Deer? I can assure you The Favourite is. It's pretty to look at, Emma Stone is excellent as well as Rachel Weisz AS WELL AS Olivia Colman. Well, I won't give you spoilers, but I think it had a very good politic comentary.

My ranking for the best picture nominees would go:
1- A Star Is Born
2- Green Book
3- The Favourite
4- BlacKkKlansman
5- Bohemian Rhapsody
6- Vice
7- Black Panther
8- Roma

I'm just going to be honest here. I think it was a pretty weak year. Only the top three should've been nominated.
A Star Is Born is my favourite simply because I've connected myself emotionally with this movie, especially because of the heavy themes it treated such as alcoholism, suicide and self-esteem. I love Bradley Cooper and he's totally (and tonally) excellent in this movie. I felt like I was Jackson Maine mostly because of his way of acting. Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott were excellent as well. I've loved the music and I think it's pretty great considering it's original music. I love that they didn't romanticize suicide and alcoholism, rather treated it in a realistic and brutal way. You just saw the movie as well, so what are your thoughts?

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PiccoloKing on 5/26/2019 Reply  · 

Hi Eagle. Will you be watching the new Godzilla movie? Even if the reception is bad, I still won't miss it. For me at least, watching Godzilla on the big screen is an experience that cannot be matched.

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PiccoloKing on 5/27/2019 Reply  · 

Thanks for response. I understand completely if Godzilla doesn't appeal that much to you. If not Godzilla, which films are you looking forward to watching at the movies?

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Wade92 on 6/1/2019 Reply  · 

No worries, I haven't been able to be on here too much lately either!

Nice, I really enjoyed A Star is Born as well. I also prefer Cooper in his more serious roles. I've watched the film probably 5 times so far and it holds up extremely well. The only other version of A Star is Born that I've seen is the one from 1949 with Judy Garland and James Mason. There is a couple things I thought were handled better in that film but overall, I'd say Cooper's is the best.

I thought Us was alright. Not bad but not great either. Kind of the same feeling I have towards Peele's last film, Get Out. I thought it was an interesting premise and the film had some good moments but I'm not sure I liked it enough to want to sit down and watch it again. But that's just me.

What did you think of Fargo and There Will Be Blood?

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Wade92 on 6/17/2019 Reply  · 

That's crazy frustrating about the projector cutting out! How long had you been watching when you had to start over?

Nice, I love Fargo as well. I live not far from some of the filming locations in the film so it's very cool to watch. I love the dark humor as well. I highly recommend watching the first two seasons of the Fargo tv series if you enjoyed the movie.

There Will Be Blood is a fantastic film. I agree, Daniel Day Lewis knocked it out of the park with that film. It's one I try re-watch at least once a year.

I liked Rocketman. It a bit of a fresh take on music biopics which can get stale sometimes. I think Taron Edgerton did a good job in the lead role. It felt a little long at times but as a casual Elton John fan, I thought it was a decent film. What did you think of it?

If you could see a biopic on any musician or band what would it be?

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TC2012 on 10/25/2019 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the add! I see you more recently saw Into the Wild. One I've enjoyed watching a few times. What did you think?

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TC2012 on 10/30/2019 Reply  · 

I see we both enjoy a good dose of Scorsese/DeNiro. Are you looking forward to The Irishman?

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TheFireRises on 4/8/2020 Reply  · 

yo man

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TheFireRises on 4/8/2020 Reply  · 

Do you enjoy Nolan and Scorsese?

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clomsoga on 6/7/2020 Reply  · 

Wow our charts are similar

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clomsoga on 7/29/2020 Reply  · 

awesome chart be sure to drop by for a chat

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PiccoloKing on 8/27/2020 Reply  · 

Very nice that you've watched Tenet. What did you think of it friend? Does it compare to Nolan's best works?

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PiccoloKing on 8/29/2020 Reply  · 

Many thanks for response, appreciate it. I have a feeling Tenet will grow on you.

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MaximusSamus on 9/3/2020 Reply  · 

Hello, friend! Thought we were already friends on here but nice to make it official. How are things? Feel free to message here or on my page. Always love a good discourse on film.

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TheFireRises on 11/21/2020 Reply  · 

You're back?

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MeanPoop on 2/3/2021 Reply  · 

Nice list, Who are your top 5 favourite directors of all time?

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MeanPoop on 2/4/2021 Reply  · 

Thanks for the reply, I also love Stanley Kubrick and would completely agree with 2001 being his best movie. Fincher, Villeneuve and Nolan are also pretty good, although I'd my favourite of Fincher's films is Fight Club. I haven't seen enough Scorsese films(I have not watched Goodfellas yet) but I have seen Taxi Driver, and I really liked it. I also saw The Irishman and The Departed. Which Scorsese film(besides Goodfellas) do you recommend I watch next?

Here my favourites:
1. Michael Haneke(Best: Funny Games)
2. Andrei Tarkovsky(Best: Stalker)
3. Ingmar Bergman(Best: Winter Light)
4. Bela Tarr(Best: Damnation)
5. Werner Herzog(Best: Nosferatu the Vampyre)

What are your thoughts on their films?

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MeanPoop on 2/9/2021 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations...
I'll be sure to tell you my thoughts once I've watch the films.

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ChrisFilm85 on 8/18/2021 Reply  · 

Who would you consider your favourite Director?

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robela740 on 10/3/2021 Reply  · 

Not that great chart

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TheFireRises on 1/17/2022 Reply  · 

Do you still watch films?

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