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TheFireRises

7/8/2019 joined Flickchart

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TheFireRises's Favorite Movies

The Shawshank Redemption The Dark Knight The Departed Whiplash Mulholland Dr. Prisoners Pulp Fiction Black Swan Batman Begins Joker

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Lost in Translation Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows War Dogs Edward Scissorhands

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Comments (57)

 
TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 9/2/2019 Reply  · 

Yo , is this site alive?

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ADomineerM13

ADomineerM13 on 9/2/2019 Reply  · 

Stop spamming every Nolan movie

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Cxfatesniper8ck

Cxfatesniper8ck on 9/3/2019 Reply  · 

Will you stop spamming every Nolan movie it’s just so annoying

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Cxfatesniper8ck

Cxfatesniper8ck on 9/21/2019 Reply  · 

Fuck you motherfucker

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/8/2020 Reply  · 

Just stop, you spam every single movie CX.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/10/2020 Reply  · 

Nice to see you too friend :)

As you can probably tell by my top 10, my two favorite directors are Nolan and Fincher. Between the two, I would say Nolan has a higher average level but Fincher has a WAY higher peak level. What I mean by that is, Nolan is more consistent and if I randomly picked one of his films to watch there’s a very good chance I would enjoy it, if not outright love it. In Fincher’s case, he is less consistent and is capable of making duds, but when he gets it right there’s literally no one that can match his genius (at least imo). He is the bigger technical master of the two, with a better understanding of the cinematic language, its style, atmosphere and code. So to sum up, what makes Nolan great is his storytelling, and what makes Fincher great is his vision.

Unfortunately, I feel both directors have already given us their best output. Perhaps, it’s possible, they have already said everything they had to say as directors. Fincher, for instance, hasn’t released a feature in six years, and Nolan – while still operating at a very high level – hasn’t produced anything of late in the same league as The Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige or even Inception. Having said that, I’m still looking forward to Tenet and Mank.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/11/2020 Reply  · 

Oh i understand nice list man. I think Dunkirk was a very good movie, it's one of Nolan's best work overall. My favourites are Nolan, Fincher and Scorsese also.

Scorsese has also great consistency, and given that one of his best movies was just 6 years ago, i think he's pretty much one of the directors were you can't go wrong.

I have good expectations for Tenet, i don't think it's going to be TDK level but neither is going to be a flop imo. Also, i use this site sometime but do you use discord groups/reddit also?

I agree on the Fincher part, for example i think "The Game" is a very underrated gem that he has made, his best cinematography and story alongside Se7en.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/11/2020 Reply  · 

In the last few years I haven’t visited any movie websites except Flickchart, and even here my posting and general involvement have been at an all-time low.

I started distancing myself from movie websites after the shutdown of IMDB message boards which - I still believe - was by far the best place to discuss film with fellow fans. Once that happened I started devoting less and less time to film discussion as well as film viewing. So these days I’m not posting on Reddit, Letterboxd and other related forums. Just haven't found a suitable replacement for IMDB.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/12/2020 Reply  · 

Oh i see. I also miss those IMDB boards tbh. They were nice and there was a lot of discussion, I don't know if you were around when TDK was released. It was something unique for a comic book movie. I remember seeing every type of users in those type of threads.

I'd also reccomend Reddit compared to Letterboxd which is just an inferior flickchart overall.

Did you like Hobbs and Shaw and Fast Five? I recently watched them and I thought they were well crafted action flicks, not great not bad. In the 7/8 out of 10.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 4/13/2020 Reply  · 

I wasn't around when TDK was released but yes, I was around at the time of TDKR's release. We would engage in discussions on IMDB for hours on end. It was a very memorable time indeed.

You’re right, Reddit does look better. Some of my friends have asked me to join Letterboxd but to this day I don’t see the appeal of that place.

Haven’t watched the films you mentioned yet. But I probably could take out time for them given the lockdown and all.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/13/2020 Reply  · 

Oh I remember the TDKR says. The movie started out with a 9+ out of 10 by the public and has hold up pretty well in the site to be honest. It did blow away the avengers hype at the time, because looking back at them. I think TDKR is the superior film.

Letterboxd has pretty much slower discussion and it's very bland. If you want join Reddit, it’s very active and I use it alongside this. Still, the IMDb board were very active with polls, discussions and details every day.

Id reccomend them as they’re good pop corn flicks. I have downloaded The Predator 1 and 2 and honestly I’d say the first is a pretty good movie overall. I liked the pacing and the action. 8/10

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/13/2020 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request! Always good to see another Nolan fan on Flickchart.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/14/2020 Reply  · 

Thank you. Yeah, Nolan is a great director.

What's your favorite movie trilogy? Mine is TDK trilogy

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/14/2020 Reply  · 

I'd probably have to go with the original Star Wars trilogy.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/18/2020 Reply  · 

What about The Bourne Trilogy and TDK trilogy? I also need to rewatch the OG SW one.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/21/2020 Reply  · 

Both do well on my Flickchart. The new Planet of the Apes trilogy is another one I enjoy (of course). Also, the new Star Trek trilogy is pretty great.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/21/2020 Reply  · 

Uh i see, what about the Cap one and last 3 mission impossibiles?

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MaximusSamus

MaximusSamus on 4/15/2020 Reply  · 

Responded back to your message on my wall.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/18/2020 Reply  · 

Nice. What do you think of Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Jackie Chan mate, and what's your favourite movie of them? For me it's The Departed and Rush Hour respectively.

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MaximusSamus

MaximusSamus on 4/19/2020 Reply  · 

Jackie is a classic star. I love the majority of his movies and his roles. Di Caprio is popular and really good too. In a ton of great movies. Matt Damon i really like too, though I don't love everything he's in. He's probably the weaker of the three. Are they your favorites?

My favorite Jackie Chan movie is probably The Forbidden Kingdom with Jet Li, but Rush Hour and the original Police Story are close behind. Favorite Damon movies would be Saving Private Ryan, Downsizing & The Departed respectively. Favorite Leo movies would be Titanic, Inception & OUATIH.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/20/2020 Reply  · 

Some of my favorites yes. Bale, DiCaprio and probably Damon is my top 3.

Ledger's Joker and Pitt's Fight Club are some of the best performances.

Did you enjoy Rush Hour 2 and Bourne?

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MaximusSamus

MaximusSamus on 4/24/2020 Reply  · 

Ledger's Joker is legendary. Pitt is excellent in Fight Club - I agree. One of my favorite performances of all time is The Master with both Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. I mean Phoenix straight up outshines Hoffman in the interrogation scene. Best acting I've seen in my life is probably in that scene and that's when I realized that Phoenix is probably the best actor currently living. I mean Daniel Day-Lewis is great as well - Phantom Thread is phenomenal. Plus you have him in There Will be Blood and Gangs of New York as well. Not to mention Lincoln even.

Yeah, those are some favorites of mine. Rush Hour 2 and 3 are great. Personally, I don't care for the Bourne series much. I marathoned them before the latest one came out and I was largely bored with them. I much prefer Bond or Mission: Impossible. But I do plan on revisiting Bourne in the future.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/25/2020 Reply  · 

Personally i agree with thoe takes. But the last Bourne was ok, nothing special just a good action flick. Are the Mission impossibles worth watching?

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MaximusSamus

MaximusSamus on 4/28/2020 Reply  · 

I certainly would say so. A few of them are forgettable for me, here and there. I love the original 3 and then the newest one - Fallout - is spectacular. It's action-espionage at its absolute finest. I've got big nostalgia for the first 3 and really enjoyed the 4th and 5th upon release but they never sat with me like the first 3. Then the 6th came out and was the best of the second half of the series.
I would love to hear your thoughts on them if you ever got around to them. I'm a big Cruise fan as well.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 5/7/2020 Reply  · 

i agree with this. Some were ok and so goes for the others. I think they're top action movies, overall. A league above the likes of Crank, rush hour, bad boys etc.

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MaximusSamus

MaximusSamus on 5/9/2020 Reply  · 

Did you just watch the series? your earlier message made it seem like you hadn't. I still need to see the new Bad Boys.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on May 22 Reply  · 

I saw 1/2/3, goint to watch the last three soon when i get the time. I'm just watching pop corn flicks atm since you know.. quarantine.

I must say that the first was good, a 7/10 and the third too, the second was meh.

I tryed to watch TDKR but while i enjoyed it, i didn't have the right mindset. hope you know what i mean.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/21/2020 Reply  · 

Definitely like those two as well. Come to think of it, there have been quite a few great trilogies lately.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/21/2020 Reply  · 

Whoops, this was a reply to the question above. Not sure why it ended up down here.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 4/25/2020 Reply  · 

We don't know eheh, anyways do you reccomend watching them? Any other good movie for the Sci-Fi or Drama genre?

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/27/2020 Reply  · 

I definitely would recommend those films. Source Code, Gravity, and Edge of Tomorrow are three more I'd recommend to anyone. The Fighter, Apollo 13 and Gone Girl are some good dramas.

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theblackyeti

theblackyeti on 5/2/2020 Reply  · 

I second Edge of Tomorrow. I'm not really a fan of Tom Cruise but i remember really enjoying that entire movie.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 5/7/2020 Reply  · 

Thanks, I might check some of these. Do you like action flicks also?

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 5/7/2020 Reply  · 

it's good, like Mission Impossible etc

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Caesar

Caesar on 5/9/2020 Reply  · 

Definitely like action flicks. The Fast and the Furious, Predator, 300, Die Hard, Bloodsport, The Rock, etc.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on May 22 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late reply, I'll try watching these films dince I'm a bit tired of this quarantine. Tryed watching TDKR but while it was good, i was just lazy lol.

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Caesar

Caesar on May 27 Reply  · 

Okay, cool.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on May 29 Reply  · 

What about The Mission Impossible franchise?

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Caesar

Caesar on Jun 3 Reply  · 

I really like the last three. The first three are only okay.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 3 Reply  · 

Just saw the 5th and it was pretty enjoyable, I'm on a break for now tbh

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MaximusSamus

MaximusSamus on Jun 9 Reply  · 

TDKR suffers really bad from a rushed post-production stage. Parts of the film feel unfinished from the colour correction to the editing and sound design. Also the fucking aspect ratio changes are absolutely atrocious. The film just doesn't hold up well compared to it's predecessors. It's not bad, but it's far from the other two.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 14 Reply  · 

I see, most people think it’s the worst of the trilogy but IMO it's still a good movie overall. Bane was a solid villain, what do you think of BvS meanwhile?

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jayrmoore

jayrmoore on 4/27/2020 Reply  · 

Hey there, how’s quarantine treating you?

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on 5/7/2020 Reply  · 

All good, what about you? Just finished watching a few of Jsson Statham's movies. I enjoyed Crank and The Transporter.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on Jun 9 Reply  · 

I'm always lurking around at Flickchart friend.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 14 Reply  · 

Nice, some og users always comeback. Just wondering but why there was a Nolanites vs Marvelites rivalry in the past?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on Jun 14 Reply  · 

Prior to 2012, the rivalry existed because of tension between two users, SquareMaster316 and the dozens of Marvelite sock accounts handled by – what I believe – is the same person. This tension reached a fever pitch in 2012 when TDKR and The Avengers were released within a gap of a few months. All hell broke loose during those months and the proverbial Pandora’s box was opened, never to be closed again. Even the neutrals of Flickchart, who enjoyed both Nolan and MCU, were forced to pick one side as a consequence of this bitter partition. This is my earliest memory of the Nolanites vs Marvelites rivalry.

I’ll also recount the gist of the war that was waged in those days. The Marvelites argued that The Avengers is better than TDK/TDKR precisely because it is quality mindless entertainment and makes no pretension of being otherwise. They argued that TDK/TDKR attempt to be high-brow and profound cinema but fail miserably, and end up being neither mindless entertainment for the masses nor artistic cinema for the serious cinephiles. But I was never fooled by their specious reasoning, which can be reduced to a simple analogy. The Avengers is rotten fungus-infested junk food but that’s exactly what it wanted to be the whole time. In that regard it is a success. TDK/TDKR, according to the Marvelites, wanted to be the carefully-prepared delicacy of a high-end restaurant but ended up being a burnt and overcooked failure of a dish. But here’s the thing: even the biggest failure of one is more edible than the greatest success of the other. The lack of artistic ambition on Marvel’s part can’t and shouldn’t be used to Nolan’s detriment. Nolan’s superhero films are far from failures in my opinion, but even if they were Marvel still has no chance of matching them because it aims for the lowest common denominator, while Nolan doesn’t with his Batman films. At the end of the day, even the greatest success of a movie like American Pie has no chance of measuring up to the biggest failure of a film like Apocalypse Now.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 16 Reply  · 

I'm glad that they are finally stopping people to comment a bunch of times. Some marvel fans such as Cxfate and CaptainMarvelous keep spamming them. Personally I believe that the Nolan films are much better than the Avengers... What’s complex about seeing Hulk fighting the hulkbuster?


Square... atleast he was backing up Nolan. Is he a knowledgeable user?

OT: I just saw T2, and it’s still the best action film.

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clomsoga

clomsoga on Jun 9 Reply  · 

Great chart :)

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 14 Reply  · 

Thank you!

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MeanPoop

MeanPoop on Jun 24 Reply  · 

Who are your top 5 directors?

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 24 Reply  · 

Hi. Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese , Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher and Spielberg are my favorites.

I also like Kubrick, Cameron and Snyder but haven't seen much of their filmography.

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MeanPoop

MeanPoop on Jun 25 Reply  · 

Thanks for replying
Mine are:
1. Michael Haneke
My favourites of his films are: Funny Games, The Piano Teacher
2. Andrei Tarkovsky
My favourites of his films are: Solaris, Stalker
3. Andrzej Zulawski
My favourite of his films is: Possession
4. Alejandro Jodorowsky
My favourites of his films are: El Topo, The Holy Mountain
5. Panos Cosmatos
My favourite of his films is: Beyond the Black Rainbow

As for my thoughts on your favourites. I've enjoyed most of Nolan's filmography due to his very ambitious and often ways of telling his stories. My favourite of Nolan's films is Memento. I haven't seen much of Scorsese filmography but can already tell he has a love for complex and layered characters which I really appreciate. My favourite of his films is Taxi Driver. From what I've seen of Tarantino I find him a tad overrated but have enjoyed his creativity and his direction of actors. My favourite of his that I've seen so far is Pulp Fiction. David Fincher to my eye is the best director currently working in the Hollywood mainstream due to his extreme technical skill and perfectionism as well as his love for telling uncompromising stories that other Hollywood directors might shy away from telling. My favourite of Fincher's films is Fight Club(obviously). I think Spielberg is a decent director and has made some fun and decent films but find his unintentional influence on the direction commercial cinema has headed to be a topic of a slight sadness to me. Nevertheless, I still enjoy his films, my favourite of his being Jaws.

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jun 29 Reply  · 

Nice list. I just saw Casino and it was good tbh taking another break for films atm.

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clomsoga

clomsoga on Jul 14 Reply  · 

Weve seen the exact same amount of films! :D
Any recommendations for me?

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TheFireRises

TheFireRises on Jul 19 Reply  · 

Yeah. I recently saw Lost In Translation, good film. Around a 7, The Dark Knight Rises and Collateral. All three are very different and fast paced (rises not much) and with good performances. I would also give a try to Hulk 03 and Batman Forever if you have patience.

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clomsoga

clomsoga on Jul 28 Reply  · 

Yeah I enjoyed Lost in translation too but not as much as others. Bill Murray was great though...so my recommendation for you is Ghostbusters
What is on your watch list?
Mine has Greyhound and a few classics on it...drop by my page if you have a reply :D

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