Those movies


#21

[quote=“Lance Way”]Welcome to the forums, fmalinkevich. (Nice avatar.)

Maybe I’m being sceptical, but I really dread to think what that Troy film’s going to turn out like…

The film that springs to mind the most is probably Blade Runner, which is one of my favourite films too. In terms of “dread” I’d probably list up A Clockwork Orange; and I really liked the film version of Fight Club, but I thought the original ending to the novel worked better.[/quote]

WOW another Bladerunner fan. That’s my fav film of all time.

Films which left thier mark would be the likes of Howling, The Thing, Exorcist,


#22

The Lord of the Rings
Jurassic Park
The original Star Wars Trilogy
Ali
The Hurricane


#23

I won’t clog the thread with reiterations of movies that people have already said, so I’ll just add one: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


#24

Yeah, I’ve always got the impression that it was an exercise in artistic filmmaking first and foremost (rather than something that concerned itself with deeper characterisations and storytelling, which makes it pretty close to the effect of the novel I guess). I’ve enjoyed it for what it is ever since I first saw it, though.

You know, that film really surprised me; I wasn’t expecting much from it (I think I’d mistakenly readied myself for a reasonably run-of-the-mill martial arts / action film), but some scenes were really artfully done. I enjoyed the very surreal ending, too…


#25

I thought the flashback scene was a bit long, but it was a great movie with one of the few “doomed” romantic relationships that I’ve seen that was done without being sappy.

However, my favorite scene (aside from the “Night Fight” scene) has to be the bamboo forest. All that green… it’s just so beautiful.

And not to mention Chow Yun Fat is excellent throughout the entire movie. Oh, and that soundtrack!

Has anyone here seen Hero?


#26

Donnie Darko


#27

I watched Donnie Darko just recently, and I guess because of all the hype, I expected much, much more. I loved the direction, the art style, etc., but I thought that there was a severe disconnect between the actual movie, and the message it was trying to convey (divine intervention, the question of god, etc.).

Overall, I liked it and was thoroughly entertained, but I felt that it was missing a sense of cohesion.


#28

ok, i’m just going to list a few movies that haven’t been mentioned:

the city of god - brazilian movie about a good kid growing up in a terrible place. seriously, watch it

28 days later - we have to wait until a brit does it to get an intelligent zombie movie… curse you whoever made dawn of the dead… and house of the dead

the cowboy bebop movie “knockin on heaven’s door” - it had the best fight scene i’ve ever seen out of any film animated or otherwise

a friend of mine saw hero and said it was really good, but i’ll have to wait for the domestic release :frowning:

i hear donnie darko is actually more interesting the second time you watch it… i just loved the part about patrick swaytze’s (sp?) kiddie porn dungeon :smiley:

how many people have seen waking life?


#29

The Cowboy Bebop movie can only really be appreciated after watching the entire series. The series itself is sublime. Just brilliant. While there are a few episodes that are certainly subpar in comparison to the rest, the overall experience is amazing. The movie itself is merely an hour and a half-long episode that provides a little more insight into the characters, and gives a good excuse to have Spike duke it out with another badass :smiley:

Hero is a phenomenal achievement in visual storytelling. Every frame of that movie could be framed and made into a work of art. The story is a bit lacking when compared to, say, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but the visual technique makes up for it. In fact, any movie that has Donny Yuen matched up against Jet Li to the sound of a plucked string instrument gets a THUMBS UP!!! in my book.


#30

What’s that movie with this fit girl falling in love with this random chubby not so great guy, getting into a deep relationship with him and basically in time changing him to a totally different person with diets, new clothes, even having him do a plastic surgery on his nose and giving up his best friends…
And in the end she revealed it was all fake and this guy was just her project cos she was this artist or whatever and she called it a live sculpture or something… Sorry for the spoiler but I don’t know the title of it… And it’s a movie that fits here…


#31

Well Memento touched me in a different way.I still dunno fi you guys got the point altho the truth is I can’t really explain myself.

Let’s just say Ed Wood was marked forever in my mind and it is still afar…

I think it was just a phase from my part.I saw it 3 times in two days and I always doing it like a ritual alone in my room with my Xbox…

It’s one of them funny situations that somehow feel very special and deep…


#32

tell the police!


#33

I was going to say something that could get a bad interpretation so I’ll just say - fancy avie.


#34

On Mega’s avatar:

“ARGH!!! RUN!!! It’s the evil, daemonic killer high speed train of hell! And it’s cross eyed!!”


#35

[quote=“Abadd”]I watched Donnie Darko just recently, and I guess because of all the hype, I expected much, much more. I loved the direction, the art style, etc., but I thought that there was a severe disconnect between the actual movie, and the message it was trying to convey (divine intervention, the question of god, etc.).

Overall, I liked it and was thoroughly entertained, but I felt that it was missing a sense of cohesion.[/quote]

Indeed. It was fun to watch, but not very deep. It had no profound message and the scriptwriter must have been lazy as hell considering how they don’t even explain what’s going on. It’s confusing, but not in an artistic way (like Mulholland Dr. in which most of the movie is a dream and is chock full of symbolism).


#36

I love the movie Donnie Darko - I do not really need all answers, that’s why I’m also a fan of EVA and Lain. :wink:

One of the more recent movies I really liked is “Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind” with Jim Carrey and a few more big names who worked for small bugs because they liked the script.

imdb.com/title/tt0338013/


#37

That movie is promising.I think it (the trailer) made me realize how good lookin Kate Winslet can be…


#38

Being John Malkovich - Weird… But GOOD :slight_smile:

Ripley’s Game - Some ppl call this one a thriller, I think it’s a very atmospheric showcase of what desperate ppl can do and how friendship can bloom in the most unlikely grounds… Love Malkovich in this one too :slight_smile:

And I can’t believe I forgot one of my all time favorite movies: GATTACA!!! I just love everything about it, a must watch :slight_smile:


#39

One thing “Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind” just hit the cinemas in Germany - so if it is still on the big screen in your area, go and see it.
It’s also nice that they once found a nice german name for a movie. It’s called “Vergiss mein nicht” here - “Forget me not”, the name of a flower.


#40

Don’t start me on name translations Coffee One… :stuck_out_tongue: