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Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on April 08, 2004, 06:24:53 AM
What movies have you seen lately? What's your favourite movie ever?
I can't decide on a favourite, Ed Wood springs to mind. I just bought a DVD of a great Japanese animation called Spirited Away. That film is a mesterpiece. Even if you think you hate the genre, give that a try, it just might change your opinion. If only all Japanimation was that good.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on April 08, 2004, 01:07:29 PM
I recently watched "Star Trek: First Contact" for the first time in many years, and I liked it much better than the last time I saw it.  "Star Trek: Generations" didn't fare as well, however.

A few of my all time favorite movies are Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back, and Big Trouble in Little China.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on April 08, 2004, 01:33:26 PM
Anyone interested in the best-forgotten history of sci-fi should check out Ed Wood (http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0109707/), a film about an incompetant film director with all the charisma and enthusiasm of Speilberg, just none of the talent  :D


Title: Re:
Post by: Benj on April 08, 2004, 01:56:40 PM
Quote from: "Doraemon"
Anyone interested in the best-forgotten history of sci-fi should check out Ed Wood (http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0109707/), a film about an incompetant film director with all the charisma and enthusiasm of Speilberg, just none of the talent  :D

I saw Ed Wood a couple of years ago.  I thought it was pretty cool.  Especially how he was friends with an aged Bella Legosi (or was it another old horror movie star?).   What are some of your favorite movies, Doraemon?


Title: Movies
Post by: Derwood Bowen on April 08, 2004, 02:20:06 PM
I recently saw "Passion of the Christ."  It's something to think about when it's over, it may or may not change your life.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Nate_Derringer on April 08, 2004, 02:30:36 PM
I really didn't like "the passion". I did however like south parks episode about the passion, if you didn't catch it try to see it when they play it again sometime. As far as favorite movies go i'd say "bubba ho-tep" is one of the best movies i've seen in a while. It comes to dvd in may if you havn't heard of it. It stars bruce campbell of "army of darkness" fame. He plays a retired elvis living in an old folks home who has to battle an evil mummy whos feeding on the elderly. Classic, you can't get better than that.


Title: Re:
Post by: Benj on April 08, 2004, 05:44:47 PM
Quote from: "Nate_Derringer"
I really didn't like "the passion". I did however like south parks episode about the passion, if you didn't catch it try to see it when they play it again sometime. As far as favorite movies go i'd say "bubba ho-tep" is one of the best movies i've seen in a while. It comes to dvd in may if you havn't heard of it. It stars bruce campbell of "army of darkness" fame. He plays a retired elvis living in an old folks home who has to battle an evil mummy whos feeding on the elderly. Classic, you can't get better than that.

That's cool about the Bubba Ho-Tep DVD, as I really want to see it.  Bruce Campbell is awesome in Army Of Darkness.  I read some review somwhere that said that Bruce Campbell did the best Elvis impersonation he'd ever seen.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Nate_Derringer on April 09, 2004, 12:21:26 AM
Yes he does a good elvis impersonation, and because I am on the street team for my town, I suppose I should let you know that on the dvd there will be a couple of commentarys on of which will be done by bruce cambell as elvis, thats right, an elvis commentary as well as one by bruce as himself. Sound awesome? You betcha! you should check out www.bubbaho-tep.com for more info!


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on April 09, 2004, 01:18:38 PM
Just took my grandma and mum to see a zombie movie  :lol: Don't think they apprieciated it  :? - Shaun of the Dead - it was billed as a "romantic comedy with zombies" I thought "ah, comedy, nice light-hearted stuff". I was not expecting a film which is basically made up of two halves; the rom com bit and the gorefest that followed. Well, I enjoyed it.  :D

To answer your question, Benj, some of my favourite films:

Adaptation - probably the cleverist script of any film I've seen.
Edward Scissorhands - Yep, I'm a Burton fan. Beautiful film.
Metropolis - Both the original and the Japanese animated film thats inspired by it. The original amazes me even now. It's still pretty breathtaking for a 1927 film.
Fight Club - It's not just fighting. See it.
Pi - About a mathematician driven mad by the demands of his intelligence. Like a much darker "A Beautiful Mind".
Amelie - A french movie - the ultimate feel good film. And, come to think of it, there aren't many of those in my DVD collection.
AKIRA - Mushroom clouds. technology out of control, social unrest, and an unstereotypical female lead, deep philosophical questions - Most of these have become a Japanimation cliche, I suppose, but this is where it started, and this is when people started to take note of the genre. Also has kung fu. ON BIKES!
The Man Who Wasn't There - A modern subversion of the 50's gangster film. Great photography.
Dogma - Everyone misunderstands this film. People say it's anti-Catholic. But if you pay close attention it reinforces the Bible's messages. It's just putting them in another form so people of today will notice. Admitedy Kevin Smith's approach is unconventional, but after all, he is a deeply religious person.

*phew*
That's enough to keep you busy for a while.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: orosaa on April 26, 2004, 11:11:14 AM
The Road Home - a subtitled Chinese movie
Shall We Dance? - a subtitled Japanese movie
Master and Commander - It made no money because it was too boring for an action movie and had no women in it.  But even flawed, it's WAY better than the last two LOTR's.

Hey, Ed Wood fans!  Are you also Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans?  They did a lot of Wood's movies.


Title: aboooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Post by: Derwood Bowen on April 26, 2004, 01:58:32 PM
How about Monty Python?  Nobody's talked about Monty Python movies in this thread, I don't think.

I've seen Holy Grail and Meaning of Life, and enjoyed both of them.  I've also seen Spaceballs, Young Frankenstein, All 3 Austin Powers movies, even Dude, Where's my car?, among others.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on April 26, 2004, 02:49:24 PM
Ah, Monty Python. You should check out the TV series too. The films and the TV series make for a quotable line count that has only been rivalled by the Simpsons.

The director of the MP films, Terry Gilliam,  is filming the Brothers Grimm, after a failed attempt at filming Don Quixote which you can watch and weep at in the cringingly funny documentary "Lost in La Mancha". It was a filming atempt where anything that could go wrong, did. You kind of feel sorry for him at the end.

What's the worst film you've seen? For me it's proberly Avalon (http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0267287/), The Trial (http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0108388/) or Dominator (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008WQ6V/ref=sr_aps_dvd_1_1/026-7166441-2904413)
Watch at your peril.

Among the best films I've seen recently though are Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2. Has anyone else seen these?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jeremy on April 26, 2004, 04:34:42 PM
Just off hand, some of my top favorites are Star Wars, The Big Lebowski, The Abyss, Groundhog Day, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Shining, and Caddyshack.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: imjustaguy on April 26, 2004, 05:29:14 PM
The Goonies and Indiana Jones!


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: orosaa on April 27, 2004, 11:32:24 AM
The worst films?  I recently suffered through Face/Off, and they've been playing a lot of Steven Segal movies on tv.

Today's new favorite is Contact.

Does no one like MST3K?  Eegah?  Manos, Hands of Fate?  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians?  ^_^


Title: Re: aboooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Post by: Benj on April 27, 2004, 01:05:49 PM
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"
How about Monty Python?  Nobody's talked about Monty Python movies in this thread, I don't think.

I've seen Holy Grail and Meaning of Life, and enjoyed both of them.  I've also seen Spaceballs, Young Frankenstein, All 3 Austin Powers movies, even Dude, Where's my car?, among others.

"Dude Where's My Car?" ... now that's my favorite Monty Python movie.

;)


Title: ACK
Post by: Derwood Bowen on April 27, 2004, 02:12:42 PM
Sorry, I guess I should've started a new paragraph when I strayed off the Monty Python stuff.  My bad.

Nobody else has official permission to bust me out this thread!


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on April 27, 2004, 03:54:27 PM
... I really want to see The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.  I've only seen it on tv, and I have no idea as to how the hell it starts.

Erm.  I don't actually have a favourite movie.  I don't know why.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on June 23, 2005, 04:04:28 PM
Quote
As far as favorite movies go i'd say "bubba ho-tep" is one of the best movies i've seen in a while.


I've just seen it. Very good indeed. It's acctually very profound in it's own way - it's not all fun and games. The characters acctually have real depth - I wasn't expecting that.

Another good one for quirkiness-fetishists, I Heart Huckabees. Simply put it's a "philosophical comedy" about the meaning of life, in which Dustin Hoffman plays an "Existential Detective". Yes.

Also I have a new favourite movie, a British film called A Matter of Life and Death. About a war pilot who survives a plain crash only to have a camp french angel inform him that in fact he should have died.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on June 23, 2005, 04:18:38 PM
How about Napoleon Dynamite.  I just recently bought that.  It's pretty funny.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on June 23, 2005, 07:30:01 PM
Batman Begins was brilliant.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on June 24, 2005, 11:49:37 AM
Quote from: "Jason"
Batman Begins was brilliant.


Wasn't it just? man, I wasn't expecting that. I didn't think anyone could top Tim Burton's Batman films, but it appears that someone has.

It got a stupidly low age certification in the UK though. I wouldn't like to take a little kid to see that. It is genuinely disturbing.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on June 24, 2005, 12:06:31 PM
Quote from: "Doraemon"
Quote from: "Jason"
Batman Begins was brilliant.


Wasn't it just? man, I wasn't expecting that. I didn't think anyone could top Tim Burton's Batman films, but it appears that someone has.

It got a stupidly low age certification in the UK though. I wouldn't like to take a little kid to see that. It is genuinely disturbing.


Awesome.  You guys just made me want to see that movie.  Before that I had no interest whatsoever.

I just watched Labyrinth the other day on DVD.  Tell me.. what's up with David Bowie's package?  It's very distracting to the viewer...you tend to want to duck so it doesn't poke out your eye.  Didn't Jim Henson see that when he was directing?  Or maybe Henson had a thing for guys in tight pants.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on June 30, 2005, 04:28:48 PM
The 3 movies I've seen this year so far are Batman Begins, Cinderella Man, and Revenge of the Sith.  All 3 are excellent and I would recommend them to anyone.

You should definitely go see Batman Begins Benj.  Seriously.

Doraemon:  I kind of had a gut feeling that Batman Begins was going to be something special prior to seeing it, but it even exceeded my expectations.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: imjustaguy on July 15, 2005, 06:01:21 PM
I agree Jason, those movies were way better than I expected them to be.  I am going to make movies some day just you wait and see!


Title: Fantastic Four
Post by: Benj on July 15, 2005, 06:31:01 PM
I saw Fantastic Four on the release day and I really enjoyed it, despite mostly bad critical reviews.  I think they were way too harsh with it.  It does a great job of translating the comic to the screen, if you ask me -- except that they changed Dr. Doom a lot.  Still, I recommend it as a fun and entertaining movie that's worth seeing if you like comics.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on July 16, 2005, 01:19:24 PM
I went and saw that myself, with my parents and a couple friends.  Yeah, it was pretty good.

Anyone see Herbie:Fully Loaded yet?  I did, and I thought it was pretty interesting.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on July 18, 2005, 05:03:50 PM
I went to see War of the Worlds this weekend.  This movie surprised me a bit with how good it was.  I was almost certain that Tom cruise and Spielberg would succeed in ruining this movie, but it turned out to be quite good.  When the Martians start destroying stuff you kind of go into a state of awe watching the stuff that goes on.  Actually, even before that, when the lightning storms hit.  Seriously, this is a pretty intense movie, go see it.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on July 18, 2005, 05:05:13 PM
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"


Anyone see Herbie:Fully Loaded yet?  I did, and I thought it was pretty interesting.


I'm sure you did.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jeremy on July 18, 2005, 05:33:48 PM
I saw the Wedding Crashers yesterday.  I didn't want to, but I'm glad I did because it was great.  It's hilarious; see it with a group of your friends.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on July 19, 2005, 07:03:39 PM
Quote from: "Jason"
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"


Anyone see Herbie:Fully Loaded yet?  I did, and I thought it was pretty interesting.


I'm sure you did.


Are you implying something there?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: OVNS on July 19, 2005, 11:27:41 PM
Quote from: "Jason"
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"


Anyone see Herbie:Fully Loaded yet?  I did, and I thought it was pretty interesting.


I'm sure you did.

Dude, you totally saw War of the Worlds, man.  You going to go see The Island next, fanboy?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on July 20, 2005, 06:10:22 AM
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"
Quote from: "Jason"
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"


Anyone see Herbie:Fully Loaded yet?  I did, and I thought it was pretty interesting.


I'm sure you did.


Are you implying something there?


Just messing with you.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on July 20, 2005, 06:11:20 AM
Quote from: "OVNS"
Quote from: "Jason"
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"


Anyone see Herbie:Fully Loaded yet?  I did, and I thought it was pretty interesting.


I'm sure you did.

Dude, you totally saw War of the Worlds, man.  You going to go see The Island next, fanboy?


I've never even heard of The Island!


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on July 23, 2005, 01:55:49 PM
Just seen Madagascar...and I must say I thought it was way better than many critics have given it credit for. Sure, it gets off to a slow start, and theirs the occasional joke that isn't exactly hilarious...but when it finds it's feet it's excellent. It has an excellet streak of oddball wit that sets it apart from the pack. And Sasha Baron Cohen did brilliantly with his voice acting, assuming it's his first crack at this sort of thing. Infact his character was a highlight.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on July 24, 2005, 11:01:52 AM
Quote from: "Doraemon"
Just seen Madagascar...and I must say I thought it was way better than many critics have given it credit for. Sure, it gets off to a slow start, and theirs the occasional joke that isn't exactly hilarious...but when it finds it's feet it's excellent. It has an excellet streak of oddball wit that sets it apart from the pack. And Sasha Baron Cohen did brilliantly with his voice acting, assuming it's his first crack at this sort of thing. Infact his character was a highlight.


Hmm.. I've never even heard of it.  Is it animated?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on July 24, 2005, 01:22:07 PM
yes. It's from Dreamworks, the company behind Shrek.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on July 24, 2005, 06:55:29 PM
Just saw Wedding Crashers today and I concur with Jeremy, it is great.  Funny as hell.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on July 26, 2005, 03:36:43 AM
I watched Brazil.
I so didn't expect it to be a twisted variation of 1984.

Also; In the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, am I the only one who thinks that on the outside, with the snow falling, that the chocolate factory looks like auschwitz?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on July 26, 2005, 05:36:52 AM
and does is occur to anyone that Depp's Wonka looks oddly like Micheal Jackson?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on July 26, 2005, 12:04:30 PM
... did not occur to me.

I was actually just happy that it didn't scream Depp.

(not that I have anything against him.  Just the fish girls.)


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on August 04, 2005, 06:40:48 AM
I liked the new Wonka movie more than the Gene Wilder one.  You get to learn a lot more about Wonka's past than the previous version, which was very interesting, at least to me.  Plus, it was funnier.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on August 04, 2005, 11:48:59 AM
Quote from: "Ashley"
the fish girls.



AHHH! FISH GIRLS! step into the water unprotected and you might accidently become a father...  :?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on August 04, 2005, 11:12:35 PM
I love how you know what I'm talking about.

No one understands me when I say fish girls.  

...that or people just don't consider the context.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on August 05, 2005, 03:16:34 PM
Is fish girls like a movie or something?  Something obscure?

BTW, I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today, and yes it was entertaining.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on August 05, 2005, 06:36:21 PM
a fish girl is a girl who is so obsessed with someone(famous), when they see them, their eyes get wide, and their lips get sucked in, and they make that face you make when you're pretending to be a fish.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on August 06, 2005, 02:13:44 PM
So is there a such thing as fish guys then?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on August 06, 2005, 03:52:27 PM
Definitly.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on August 07, 2005, 01:41:46 AM
What about fish fish?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on August 07, 2005, 06:09:52 AM
you would think so, but no.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on August 07, 2005, 12:21:54 PM
Fish fish, maybe they like famous non-fish people!


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on August 08, 2005, 07:22:38 AM
I saw Dukes of Hazzard yesterday and thought it was funny.  It was pretty dumb, but still funny.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on August 23, 2005, 12:31:16 PM
Last night (and the night before) I watched The Life Aquatic.  Really funny.  The Hitchhiker's Guide would have been better as a movie like that.

Uhm.  Oceans Twelve.  Don't really remember it.

And I watched most of A Beautiful Mind on TV the other day with my father.  During it, he turned to me and said, "The secret to staying sane, or anything, is not indulging.  Anyone can go to far with a fantasy." "If they're smart enough." "I was smart enough."

God damn my lack of asking questions.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on August 23, 2005, 01:09:26 PM
I saw "War of the Worlds" last night.  It was pretty freaky and impressive until the moment Tim Robbins showed his face on the screen, then it was all downhill from there, and got a little hoaky too.  There were also some weird unintentional laughs in there that ruined the deep tension of the movie that had been building up.. one of them was Tim Robbins' face.  Oh well.

I just read some awesome reviews of "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and now I wish I had seen that instead.  I've been a huge fan of Steve Corell (he was first on the Daily show) for a long time.  He's awesome and I'm glad to see he's finally in a leading role.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on August 24, 2005, 07:10:03 AM
I haven't seen Dukes of Hazzard, but Tom Rockwell, on his weekly show called "Manic Mondays," did a review of that movie in his "crappy movie review" bit.  He says he watches the bad movies, so you don't have to.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on August 24, 2005, 11:54:23 AM
Yes I've heard that it's crappy, but I'm tempted to go to see if Willy Mason's acting is as good as his music. Which, by the way, is very good.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on August 24, 2005, 04:24:13 PM
OK, I think you meant to say Willie Nelson, not Willy Mason.

Also, I saw The 40 Year Old Virgin and let me telly ou, it was abso-friggin-lutely awesome.  Go see it, now!  You will laugh from beginning to end.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on August 25, 2005, 11:56:10 AM
Quote from: "Jason"
OK, I think you meant to say Willie Nelson, not Willy Mason.


Damnit. I should ban you for pointing that out. An article I read somewhere specifically said i dunno something like up-and-coming folkster Willie Mason, of "Where The Humans Eat" fame. Honestly, these no-talent journos, have they ever heard of research?

Still while we're on the subject WTHE could well me my album of the year, if i was accustomed to mking tiresome lists.

Why I Don't Make Tiresome Lists
1. Life isn't anywhere near as systematic.
2. I have better things to do with my time
4. I'm not good with numbers
6. I'm always losing my shopping list - or it's always losing me - and it follows that any list i could make (relating to shopping or otherwise) would behave the same way.
7. I betcha hitler made lists. He was efficient.
8. In any case efficient people are boring
9. And/or evil.
10. To make such a list would probably mean veering wildly off the topic of this thread.
11. Willie Mason - Where The Humans Eat.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on August 28, 2005, 10:43:55 PM
Quote from: "Doraemon"
Quote from: "Jason"
OK, I think you meant to say Willie Nelson, not Willy Mason.


Damnit. I should ban you for pointing that out. An article I read somewhere specifically said i dunno something like up-and-coming folkster Willie Mason, of "Where The Humans Eat" fame. Honestly, these no-talent journos, have they ever heard of research?

Still while we're on the subject WTHE could well me my album of the year, if i was accustomed to mking tiresome lists.

Why I Don't Make Tiresome Lists
1. Life isn't anywhere near as systematic.
2. I have better things to do with my time
4. I'm not good with numbers
6. I'm always losing my shopping list - or it's always losing me - and it follows that any list i could make (relating to shopping or otherwise) would behave the same way.
7. I betcha hitler made lists. He was efficient.
8. In any case efficient people are boring
9. And/or evil.
10. To make such a list would probably mean veering wildly off the topic of this thread.
11. Willie Mason - Where The Humans Eat.


I have no idea what's going on here.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on September 10, 2005, 10:22:27 AM
Saw The Skeleton Key last weekend.  

Wait for it on DVD.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on September 25, 2005, 01:55:34 PM
Just been to see "Howl's Moving Castle" - the new film by japanese animator and creator of Spirited Away, Mr. *something* Miyazaki  :)

The ending is unusually weak by his high standards, but it's an absolute dream to watch, and more ambitious in many ways than Spirited Away. See it if you like your movies quirky and more than a little hallucigenic. The English dub has Billy Crystal providing the voice of a talking flame. You think I'm making this up, don't you?  :D


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on September 25, 2005, 03:56:31 PM
I read the book when I was like. 11.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on September 25, 2005, 04:22:44 PM
Quote from: "Doraemon"
The English dub has Billy Crystal providing the voice of a talking flame.


Talking flames are awesome.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on October 08, 2005, 01:14:56 PM
I noticed we are being very friendly to the movies we mention in this thread. Allow me to break the trend. I've just seen Serenity and I thought it was a bit crap, really. Not because it is a bad movie, per se, but it's just one of the most badly-written movies i've seen in ages. Coupled with unremarkable acting...actually - erase and rewind cos i've been changin' my mind - it is a bad movie; certainly not one without the potential to be good, but i can only go on what has been presented to me. Its basically a made-for-TV sci-fi series given a little bit of a budget hike (not one that you'll really notice much) and stuck on cinema screens. The script is cheesy, and desperately, desperately wants to be witty but this only amounts to half-baked sarcasm that sounds like its coming out of the mouth of some tiresomely bratty, cynical teenager.  Infact the whole thing could have been written by the same dumb, teenage vegetable. This is a world where the pilots of the (pretty unimpressive, while we're at it) spaceships say stuff like "I fly like the eagle" or some suvh gubbins and everyone keeps that stern milataristic face which everone will aparantly be forced to adopt at all times in the future. They've tried (unsucessfully) to bring in a Wild West element, which only amounts to the fact that the characters land on desertland occasionally and suddenly start talking like cowboys. A lot of the action centers around a girl who just goes nutzoid with kung fu ocasionally, while other characters are conveniently pushed aside somehow or, at worst, just sit there wondering what to do. The storyline is pretty forgettable, and will be pretty familiar to anyone who has seen Danny Boyle's zombie film (I foget the name) or perhaps any other science fiction film ever made.





But generally I liked it.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on October 09, 2005, 07:47:20 AM
Saw Waiting. yesterday.  Basically it was Clerks set in a restaurant.  Apparently it is getting terrible reviews, but I thought it was extremely funny.  

I'm setting the trend back after Doraemon's abherration.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on October 09, 2005, 08:08:20 PM
Watched Beauty and the Beast last night.  That was tohtally my favourite moving when I was little.  I can see why.

Tonight, I watch bambi!

(... I'm in a new house.  We have no cable.  I'm following my friend's example and watching disney movies the entire time.)


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on October 10, 2005, 11:41:12 AM
Quote from: "Ashley"

(... I'm in a new house.  We have no cable.  I'm following my friend's example and watching disney movies the entire time.)


Good plan. Try and fit some Miyazaki movies in there too.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on October 11, 2005, 09:27:19 PM
Watched Bambi, tohtally my other favourite disney movie when I was a kid.  Also watched the fox and the hound.
My brother's favourite disney movie.

Now I actually have the interweb in my house so I don't need to watch movies anymore.  Poor disney.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on October 12, 2005, 10:37:28 AM
Quote from: "Ashley"
Watched Bambi, tohtally my other favourite disney movie when I was a kid.  Also watched the fox and the hound.
My brother's favourite disney movie.

Now I actually have the interweb in my house so I don't need to watch movies anymore.  Poor disney.


Disney movies scare me.  I watched "The Royal Tenebaums" for the first time recently and thought it was brilliant.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on October 16, 2005, 07:16:57 AM
Saw Serenity yesterday.  If you watched the show Firefly then you should absolutely go see it.  Outstanding movie.  Joss Whedon continues to impress me.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on October 16, 2005, 10:48:35 AM
Quote from: "Jason"
Saw Serenity yesterday.  If you watched the show Firefly then you should absolutely go see it.  Outstanding movie.  Joss Whedon continues to impress me.


Compare and contrast with opinion above :)

I'm sorry, dear, but you are terribly wrong. ;)


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on October 16, 2005, 11:53:38 AM
Monty Python's Holy Grail, and various skits have been playing in my house for about the past three days.  
But I sit -behind- the tv, so I can't really say I watched them.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on October 16, 2005, 01:45:55 PM
Quote from: "Ashley"
Monty Python's Holy Grail, and various skits have been playing in my house for about the past three days.  
But I sit -behind- the tv, so I can't really say I watched them.


You can just say you heard them.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on October 16, 2005, 04:27:30 PM
Monty Python is funny!

Unrelated to Monty Python, guess what song I heard on Dr. Demento's radio show today!  "Big Fat Road Manager!"


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on October 16, 2005, 09:08:48 PM
Yay!


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on October 17, 2005, 02:20:54 PM
I knew you'd be happy, Ashley.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Ashley on October 21, 2005, 12:32:14 PM
My biology teacher is a nutbar. (Surprise surprise.)  He randomly decides to have pizza parties / whatnot completely out of the blue.
So today.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Well, part of it.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on October 21, 2005, 02:06:18 PM
Quote from: "Ashley"
My biology teacher is a nutbar. (Surprise surprise.)  He randomly decides to have pizza parties / whatnot completely out of the blue.
So today.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Well, part of it.


Abbot and Costello Meet Elvis's Spleen


Just wanted to say that.

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Doraemon on January 03, 2006, 03:19:56 PM
I've just seen"Garden State" and I was blown away.  It has this really dream-like quality to it - you just watch it and let the beautiful photography wash over you. The characters are all really complex and enigmatic. But most startlingly of all, it's a comedy without "jokes" as such - all the comedy is bittersweet and tinged with a profound sadness. And to think this comes from the guy from Scrubs, writing and directing FOR THE FIRST TIME.  superb film.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on January 03, 2006, 05:44:34 PM
http://www.troma.com/movies/

They make a lot of low-budget horror movies involving a lot of gore and some comedy.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on January 03, 2006, 06:05:01 PM
Anybody seen King Kong yet?  I haven't.

Is it good?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Jason on January 03, 2006, 06:12:30 PM
Quote from: "Benj"
Anybody seen King Kong yet?  I haven't.

Is it good?


Yes and yes!  Definitely worth the time (it's over 3 hours long) and money.  The CGI is phenomenal.


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on January 05, 2006, 10:40:18 AM
Quote from: "Jason"
Quote from: "Benj"
Anybody seen King Kong yet?  I haven't.

Is it good?


Yes and yes!  Definitely worth the time (it's over 3 hours long) and money.  The CGI is phenomenal.


Cool.  Maybe I'll see it...some day.  If these slave-driving maniacs release me from my studio/prison.  Silly thing is...they're not forcing me to record music, but to erase music.  I'm getting really good at erasing songs.  Maybe we should change the site's name to "Request-An-Erase."

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on January 05, 2006, 02:48:00 PM
How do you get requested to erase songs?


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Benj on January 06, 2006, 04:03:22 PM
Quote from: "Derwood Bowen"
How do you get requested to erase songs?


It started with a weird deal to dispose of the unsold copies of "Best of Request - Vol. 1" (which, incidentally, are now being used to pave Mexican streets, much to the delight of Mexican children everywhere).

Benj


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Derwood Bowen on January 07, 2006, 01:21:32 PM
Um... okay...


Title: The Movie Thread
Post by: Nate_Derringer on June 05, 2006, 04:08:28 PM
Saw x-men the last stand last week. It sucked big time. Made me want to cry at what they did to brian singers version of the x-men. Terrible, just terrible.