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Achronos said:
Start over with what?
Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.
 

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orthonorm said:
Achronos said:
Start over with what?
Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.
Nah Apocalypse Now is my all time favorite film. I'm bit of an affiociando about the film TBH.

And I own too much merchandise from CK, like the entire script for starters.

Vertigo rulz.
 

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Achronos said:
orthonorm said:
Achronos said:
Start over with what?
Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.
Nah Apocalypse Now is my all time favorite film. I'm bit of an affiociando about the film TBH.
One of my favorite movies too. But that's only because I haven't learned to know what I'm supposed to like and what I'm not supposed to like. I hope Orthonorm will keep teaching me. I also like Lentil soup, Alabama football, and reggae music. But that's only because I don't know better. I hope Orthonorm will be patient with me.  ;)



Selam
 

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Back to one of my fondest childhood memories, especially since watching this movie was one of the last things my dad ever did with my brother and me before he died:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(I understand that the original version of this movie, without any of Spielberg's later changes, is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in October.)
 

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I should be asleep... but instead I'm surfing the interwebs and listening to the movie Sleepaway Camp 2...
 

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Movies I've watched in the last week or so:

Kung Pow: Enter the First
Labyrinth
Revenge of the Nerds
Pumping Iron
MST3K: The Touch of Satan
Sleepaway Camp 2
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Back to one of my fondest childhood memories, especially since watching this movie was one of the last things my dad ever did with my brother and me before he died:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(I understand that the original version of this movie, without any of Spielberg's later changes, is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in October.)
Never gets old!



Selam
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Achronos said:
orthonorm said:
Achronos said:
Start over with what?
Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.
Nah Apocalypse Now is my all time favorite film. I'm bit of an affiociando about the film TBH.
One of my favorite movies too. But that's only because I haven't learned to know what I'm supposed to like and what I'm not supposed to like. I hope Orthonorm will keep teaching me. I also like Lentil soup, Alabama football, and reggae music. But that's only because I don't know better. I hope Orthonorm will be patient with me.  ;)



Selam
I already dislike Alabama, but I don't think liking the Bengals or Buckeyes is much better is his eyes. We all have a ton to learn, and he's a fantastic teacher.
 

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We watched "The Secret of Kells" last night.  Beautiful animation and a well told story with the creation/finishing of the Book of Kells as the center.  It is fiction, but it is a lovely tale.
 

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I just saw Beasts of the Southern Wild.  It was a great movie.  I highly recommend it.
 

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Watched "Doubt" last week....HIGHLY recommend.  Thought-provoking, originally a play, TONS of character development.  Loved it. 
 

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nichole.boz said:
Watched "Doubt" last week....HIGHLY recommend.  Thought-provoking, originally a play, TONS of character development.  Loved it. 
Good movie, despite the predictability (i.e. predictably "unpredictable") and the typical hamming from Meryl Streep. But definitely worth watching.



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Just saw Celeste and Jesse Forever.  It was an OK movie.  Some slow parts and some cringe worthy moments.  Oh, and depressing as hell.  
 

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Watched a couple of Korean war films - My Way and Tae Guk Gi.  Both are excellent.
 

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I saw Tae Guk Gi a few years back and thought it began alright but descended into cliche, melodrama, and general silliness toward the ends. The music was horribly generic sentimental war movie filler.
 

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Achronos said:
Anybody seen City of God?
Yeah, a while ago. Loved it. It's brutal though.
 

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Iconodule said:
I saw Tae Guk Gi a few years back and thought it began alright but descended into cliche, melodrama, and general silliness toward the ends. The music was horribly generic sentimental war movie filler.
Agreed to a degree.  I still liked it in spite of the melodrama, perhaps because of it to some extent.  Better than any war film we've put out since Black Hawk Down.  Perhaps Letters From Iwo Jima.
 

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A great war movie I recently saw was City of Life and Death (or Nanjing! Nanjing!) which is about the Rape of Nanjing.

It offers a great, nuanced panorama of the horrors. The Chinese director also made a bold move in humanizing the Japanese soldiers (it's done really well and without sentimentality) which apparently got him death threats from some of his countrymen.
 

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Iconodule said:
A great war movie I recently saw was City of Life and Death (or Nanjing! Nanjing!) which is about the Rape of Nanjing.

It offers a great, nuanced panorama of the horrors. The Chinese director also made a bold move in humanizing the Japanese soldiers (it's done really well and without sentimentality) which apparently got him death threats from some of his countrymen.
I might have to see that.  Thanks.
 

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But my heart belongs to Finland
The Twilight movies

I only want to know what it's about, honestly  ;D
 

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celticfan1888 said:
Asteriktos said:
I think I'm gonna watch me some Labyrinth tonight. Who's with me? :)

One of my favourite films! David Bowie makes that movie!
It's being shown on the big screen up the street from me soon.
 

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Watched "My Cousin Vinny" yesterday. Might do "Labyrinth" tonight. I forgot I owned it until this thread reminded me of it. Hmm. Either that or "Logan's Run". Gotta get my outdated sci-fi/fantasy fix in somehow!
 

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dzheremi said:
Watched "My Cousin Vinny" yesterday. Might do "Labyrinth" tonight. I forgot I owned it until this thread reminded me of it. Hmm. Either that or "Logan's Run". Gotta get my outdated sci-fi/fantasy fix in somehow!
Jennifer Connelly never becomes outdated! How dare you!
 

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Mulholland Dr. for the 4th time this week.

And Inland Empire is in the mail.

Thank you for disturbing me so much Mr. Lynch.
 
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