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    #24026589 - 01/20/17 09:21 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I'm not a film critic, so I don't know what the best movies are. But here are my favorites, listed roughly in my order of rank:


Dr. Strangelove
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now
Citizen Kane
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Godfather
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Shining
Taxi Driver 
Eraserhead
Chinatown
The Silence of the Lambs
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
No Country for Old Men
The Exorcist


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 2
    #24026623 - 01/20/17 09:41 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

^Very, very solid list.

The Fountain
Wayne's World (unlike the others, but probably my favorite film of all time for memory's sake)
Enter the Void
Her

... other than that, I'm not really sure. I literally haven't watched film in the last couple of years, so it's hard for me to remember.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24052059 - 01/30/17 05:29 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Some favorites from stuff I've watched recently:

The Curse of the Cat People
The Thin Red Line
This Sporting Life
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Love Actually


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    #24052129 - 01/30/17 05:58 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Nice. What a synchronicity -- I have been planning to watch The Thin Red Line tomorrow. I bought the dvd back in '98 or whenever it came out, and I got it out after all this time because I intend to do a little Terrence Malick run (including Knight of Cups and the Tree of Life). Haven't seen it since the nineties, but I remember it being amazing -- way better than Saving Private Ryan, which if memory serves came out around the same time. Malick is a very fine director.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24052241 - 01/30/17 06:38 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Indeed, I've only seen his first three, but both Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line are really great. SPR came out the same year as TRL and won a bunch of oscars while TRL got nothing. I haven't seen SPR, but based on Spielberg's other stuff, there's no way it deserved to win over TRL.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: clock_of_omens]
    #24052494 - 01/30/17 08:17 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah SPR was extremely well produced, but the story was neat and conventional, and it was quite trite when there were close ups of the flag. It's worth a watch for its realistic battle sequences, but it's not as sweeping and surreal and interesting as TRL, as I recall.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24053540 - 01/31/17 06:20 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I recently saw Knight of Cups and To The Wonder. I was pretty into Terrence Malick and didn't know he made any more after Tree of Life. I liked the cinemetography and poetic stream of conscious style of those last two, for sure. It is like the light is always glancing through his shots. Malick is Awesome. 

Also, it's kind of cool he translated Heidegger's "The Essence of Truth".

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Where Heidegger talks about “world” he will often appear to be talking about a pervasive interpretation or point of view which we bring to the things of the world. This, in any case, has been the view of many commentators. But there is little sense in speaking of “a point of view” here since precisely what Heidegger wants to indicate with the concept is that none other is possible. And there is no more sense in speaking of an interpretation when, instead of an interpretation, the “world” is meant to be that which can keep us from seeing, or force us to see, that what we have is one.






As for a favorites they must come and hold that place for a bit. Those recent Malick one's weren't exactly my favorite movies, because they weren't really stories exactly. I saw Hayao Miyisaki's The Wind Rises (2013) recently, and I know some people might have liked to see another Spirited Away and have one more trip, but I am glad and appreciate his message and, that he didn't leave everyone hanging. So it is a favorite, but man, kind of a sad note though...


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: Kurt]
    #24053546 - 01/31/17 06:31 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Forgot to post the source for the quote. It was his intro to the Heidegger essay, apparently. I have tried to find the full essay itself online before but never had any luck.

http://aphelis.net/terrence-malick-introduction-essence-reason-heidegger/


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24053624 - 01/31/17 08:54 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

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way better than Saving Private Ryan





I wouldn't say way better, both films view WWII in a different way, with Private Ryan being more raw and unforgiving, and TRL being more about the ruminations the soldiers had while exposed to such a hellacious environment.  There's a reason WWII vets say SPR is THE WWII film.

Also, if you like WWII stuff, check out Band Of Brothers/The Pacific, both are great.


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    #24053879 - 01/31/17 11:19 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Oh, don't get me wrong, it's a good and quite possibly great movie. Maybe I exaggerated when I said "way better," but as an artistic piece exploring the ambiguities and surrealism of war, I think TRL is superior. No, SPR is one of the best produced movies I've ever seen, and it's intensely realistic, amazingly so. I think the D-Day storming of Omaha beach is what the veterans appreciate so much -- one of the best war sequences probably ever. But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24053922 - 01/31/17 11:34 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

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But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.




This is really what matters. We're talking about a fictional movie, not a documentary. Unless the war scenes are so unrealistic as to distract, varying levels of realism in that regard are really secondary.


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    #24053943 - 01/31/17 11:40 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I agree.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 1
    #24055078 - 01/31/17 06:48 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Now that I have seen both TRL (today) and SPR (about four months ago) recently, I can say for sure that TRL is quite a bit better, imho. The Thin Red Line is all about the essence of reality, the eternal touching the temporary, good to be found among horror, the psychological intensity of battle, and promise in death. Very nuanced, subtle, beautiful and yet true to the narrative of the war, which was ambiguous for everyone involved. Also the directing is phenomenal; it's simply a great movie. Spielberg definitely does not have the same touch or the artistic skill that Malick does here, and other than the D-Day sequence which was extraordinary, I feel that the war effects in TRL measure up just fine to the bulk of those in SPR.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 3
    #24061231 - 02/02/17 10:39 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN :cool:


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    #24070073 - 02/06/17 04:58 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I am a huge movie fan. My list of favorites is pretty extensive so I will just name a handful, in no particular order:

True Romance
Jackie Brown
Bound (1996)
House of Flying Daggers
Running Scared (2006)
Akira
Haute Tension
Mulholland Drive
The Fifth Element
Maverick (1994)
Battle Royale


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    #24070201 - 02/06/17 05:59 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Nice list. :thumbup:


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    #24074162 - 02/08/17 06:28 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Nice list.

Heres most of mine:

Avatar :heart:
Back to the Future (series) :heart:
Star Wars (series)
Star Trek (the new ones)
Apocolopyse Now
Legends of the Guardians: Owls of Ga'hole
Momento
Promethus
The Matrix (series) :heart:
Half Baked
Beerfest
Super Troopers
Starship Troopers
Gamer
Doom
7 Psychopaths
Matchstick Men
Cowboys vs. Aliens
Jurasic Park
The Lost World
Jurasic World
Speed Racer
Transformers (series)
The Hobbit (series)
Lord of the Rings (series)
The Avengers
Enders Game
The Fifth Element
Iron Man (series) :heart:
Thor (series)
Independence Day
Oblivion
Men In Black (series)
Wall-E :lol:
The House at the End of the World
Guardians of the Galaxy
Dr. Strange
Behind Enemy Lines
Saving Private Ryan
Windtalkers :heart:
007: Goldeneye
007: The World is Not Enough
007: Tomorrow's Another Day
Man of the House
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Fast and the Furious (series)
Tron
Tron: Legacy
Land of the Lost
Blow
Ice Age (series)
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
The Girl Next Door
White Chicks
The Time Machine
Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Go!
Joe Dirt
Theres Something About Mary
Charlie's Angels
Scary Movie (series)
Airplane!
Galaxy Quest
Lost in Space! sci fi adventure with the talking robot: "Danger Mr. Robertson!"
Oz
Your Highness :lol:
Divergent
Insurgent
The Hunger Games
Kung Fu Panda
Ghost in the Shell (2017) weird ending thou. Still awesome.
King Kong: Skull Island (2017) so artistic and a lil cheesy. But just a little.
Life of Pi - just watched it Summer 2017. Wow, the surrealism, the intense feelz. So good.
Planet of the Apes (the newer one)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (so good. Had a little of everything).
Edge of Tomorrow - Whoa.
This Is The End

And others i cant remember at the moment...


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: LogicaL Chaos] * 4
    #24083050 - 02/11/17 09:31 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Just to name a few...

2001:  A Space Odyssey
The Shining
Drive
The Big Lebowski
Inception
The Royal Tennenbaums
The Godfather 1 & 2
The Terminator 1 & 2
Predator
Wayne's World
Hoosiers
Die Hard
Big Trouble In Little China
The Departed
Shawshank Redemption
Fight Club
Goodfellas
Slumdog Millionaire
Pulp Fiction


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DustyBottoms] * 2
    #24085427 - 02/12/17 06:29 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
American Beauty
True Romance
Love and a 45
Avatar
KPax
Half Baked
The Matrix
Star Wars
The Fifth Element
Down to Earth
The Professional
Taxi Driver
Practical Magic
How to Train Your Dragon
Forest Gump
Beetlejuice
The Crow
Ender's Game
The Abyss
The Neverending Story
Up in Smoke
Edward Scissorhands
And so many more..


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DopesToInfinity] * 2
    #24087160 - 02/13/17 02:20 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

I would add to my list:

The Conversation
The Lady from Shanghai
The Thin Red Line
The Searchers


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 5
    #24089205 - 02/14/17 09:47 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Something like this, but im forgetting a lot:


Persona
A Tale of Two Sisters
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Synecdoche, New York
Gozu
Fight Club
The Exterminating Angel
I Heart Huckabees
Memento
12 Monkeys
Donnie Darko
The Silence
Brazil
Audition
A Beautiful Mind
The Fountain
Inland Empire
A Scanner Darkly
Taxi Driver
Casino
The Silence of the Lambs
The Ring
Fantastic Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Pulse
Stalker
Mullholland Drive
Pulp Fiction
The Seventh Seal
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
Cube
Cool Hand Luke
Twin Peaks
Eraserhead
Blue Velvet
Psycho
Goodfellas
Waking Life
Pi
The Holy Mountain
The Game
City of God
American Beauty
Discreet charm of the bourgeoisie
Being John Malcovich
Rain Man
The Others
Ringu
The Truman Show
Inception
Requiem for a Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Inglourious Basterds
Fargo
Good Will Hunting
Deconstructing Harry
Mindwalk
Videodrome
Annie Hall
Rosemary's Baby
Reservoir dogs
The Shining
Lost Highway
A Serbian Film
The Machinist
Old Boy


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: mikeisapro]
    #24089214 - 02/14/17 09:52 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Just got around to Tarantino's latest film (The Hateful Eight, was damn good but not great) and I'm looking for Scorsese's "Silence". 5 shrooms to the kind sir who can locate it. 2016, Martin Scorsese, "Silence". Thx guys you roll.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: mikeisapro]
    #24089406 - 02/14/17 11:37 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

mikeisapro said:
Something like this, but im forgetting a lot:


Persona
A Tale of Two Sisters
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Synecdoche, New York
Gozu
Fight Club
The Exterminating Angel
I Heart Huckabees
Memento
12 Monkeys
Donnie Darko
The Silence
Brazil
Audition
A Beautiful Mind
The Fountain
Inland Empire
A Scanner Darkly
Taxi Driver
Casino
The Silence of the Lambs
The Ring
Fantastic Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Pulse
Stalker
Mullholland Drive
Pulp Fiction
The Seventh Seal
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
Cube
Cool Hand Luke
Twin Peaks
Eraserhead
Blue Velvet
Psycho
Goodfellas
Waking Life
Pi
The Holy Mountain
The Game
City of God
American Beauty
Discreet charm of the bourgeoisie
Being John Malcovich
Rain Man
The Others
Ringu
The Truman Show
Inception
Requiem for a Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Inglourious Basterds
Fargo
Good Will Hunting
Deconstructing Harry
Mindwalk
Videodrome
Annie Hall
Rosemary's Baby
Reservoir dogs
The Shining
Lost Highway
A Serbian Film
The Machinist
Old Boy






Nice. :thumbup:


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24089464 - 02/14/17 12:01 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

That's an old list. I would add a lot of stuff but I have severe depression from benzo withdrawal. :thumbup:


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: mikeisapro] * 2
    #24098541 - 02/17/17 08:42 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

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mikeisapro said:
That's an old list. I would add a lot of stuff but I have severe depression from benzo withdrawal. :thumbup:




Bounce outta that benzo withdrawal yet?

I would like to add...

This Is The End
Blow
Snatch
Groundhog Day
Ferris Buellers Day Off
The Goonies
Christmas Vacation
Full Metal Jacket (only the first half though)
Gladiator
Caddyshack
Beetlejuice


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    #24098733 - 02/17/17 09:58 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

My favorite movies of all time:

Waking Life (haven't watched it in a few years but I've watched it so many times and speaks right to my core)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (especially in my drug fueled days, such a great movie)

Stepbrothers.. my guilty pleasure movie. I think it's one of the greatest comedies of all time, up there with Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin.. don't judge


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    #24098900 - 02/17/17 11:25 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

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Full Metal Jacket (only the first half though)






What are your thoughts about this? I might have something to say, but I'd like to hear your perspective first.


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    #24099839 - 02/18/17 11:42 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

It's not that I don't enjoy the 2nd half of the movie, it's just that for me, it's a little generic and forgettable.  Which are two words that are rarely, if ever, used to describe a Kubrick film.


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    #24099873 - 02/18/17 11:57 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

I'm inclined to agree with you. I love Full Metal Jacket, but I have always been bothered by the second half for several reasons. One, the first half (with Lee Ermey and Vincent D'Onofrio) is so fucking good that the second half seems to fall a little flat in comparison. Two, Kubrick shot the movie in England, and it shows. It really does not look like tropical Indochina. He shipped in a lot of palm trees from Spain, but that doesn't really cut it for me. Three, my Dad is a Vietnam vet. He served in the 101st Airborne Division at Foo Bai and was in the Jag corps at Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Saigon. He doesn't like Full Metal Jacket. He says that, first of all, it doesn't look realistic. That is not what it looked and felt like. Also, FMJ depicts a city battle -- in Hue -- and the Vietnam war was anything but a city war. It was a brutal jungle war.

His favorite Vietnam movie, he says by far, is Apocalypse Now. He says it's realistic, and the surreality of it is very close to the mark. He said the bridge scene at night, towards the end, is a mirror image of situations like that that he saw in country. I am not a veteran, but I happen to agree that AN is the best Vietnam movie, and one of the best war movies ever made.

But FMJ, as you say, is a Kubrick film, and I do like it a lot. I think things would be very different if he shot it on location, in the Philippines or something. He should not have let his fear of flying or being far from home affect the quality of his filmmaking. Not that that would have addressed all of my points. Philosophically and thematically, it's a great movie. But it is deeply flawed.


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    #24100554 - 02/18/17 05:46 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Forgetting sarah Marshall
Almost famous
Roadtrip
Ex machina
Fear And loathing

Those are my go to movies..


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    #24122028 - 02/26/17 09:26 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

I watched Malick's The New World yesterday. It's great. The ending is a gut punch.


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    #24122989 - 02/27/17 10:45 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

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Oh, don't get me wrong, it's a good and quite possibly great movie. Maybe I exaggerated when I said "way better," but as an artistic piece exploring the ambiguities and surrealism of war, I think TRL is superior. No, SPR is one of the best produced movies I've ever seen, and it's intensely realistic, amazingly so. I think the D-Day storming of Omaha beach is what the veterans appreciate so much -- one of the best war sequences probably ever. But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.




I saw the Thin Red Line in the theatre back in '99 and did'nt like it very much.  Ov course i was 14-15 at the time and did not have the comprehension and appreciation ov film that i now possess, so i would doubtless view it in a different light.  SPR was very good.  My favorite war(or anti-war if you'd like) movie remains to be Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron(1977), a WWII movie from the German perspective on the Russian front filmed in then-Yugoslavia with porn money.



My extensive favorite movie list would be dominated by the works ov Derek Jarman, Gregg Araki, Emir Kusturica, and Sam Peckinpah.  I also have a heavy bias towards movies from the periods '69-'74 and '85-'95.  If i had to narrow it down to 10 right now, they would probably be:

Caravaggio
The Living End
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Last of England
Edward II
El Topo
Totally Fucked Up
Dust Devil
The Wild Bunch
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    #24123071 - 02/27/17 11:26 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

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I watched Malick's The New World yesterday. It's great. The ending is a gut punch.





I look forward to seeing that.


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    #24123074 - 02/27/17 11:27 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

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Oh, don't get me wrong, it's a good and quite possibly great movie. Maybe I exaggerated when I said "way better," but as an artistic piece exploring the ambiguities and surrealism of war, I think TRL is superior. No, SPR is one of the best produced movies I've ever seen, and it's intensely realistic, amazingly so. I think the D-Day storming of Omaha beach is what the veterans appreciate so much -- one of the best war sequences probably ever. But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.




I saw the Thin Red Line in the theatre back in '99 and did'nt like it very much.  Ov course i was 14-15 at the time and did not have the comprehension and appreciation ov film that i now possess, so i would doubtless view it in a different light.  SPR was very good.  My favorite war(or anti-war if you'd like) movie remains to be Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron(1977), a WWII movie from the German perspective on the Russian front filmed in then-Yugoslavia with porn money.



My extensive favorite movie list would be dominated by the works ov Derek Jarman, Gregg Araki, Emir Kusturica, and Sam Peckinpah.  I also have a heavy bias towards movies from the periods '69-'74 and '85-'95.  If i had to narrow it down to 10 right now, they would probably be:

Caravaggio
The Living End
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Last of England
Edward II
El Topo
Totally Fucked Up
Dust Devil
The Wild Bunch
Black Cat, White Cat





Very interesting list. You seem to have unique tastes.


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    #24123282 - 02/27/17 12:44 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

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Oh, don't get me wrong, it's a good and quite possibly great movie. Maybe I exaggerated when I said "way better," but as an artistic piece exploring the ambiguities and surrealism of war, I think TRL is superior. No, SPR is one of the best produced movies I've ever seen, and it's intensely realistic, amazingly so. I think the D-Day storming of Omaha beach is what the veterans appreciate so much -- one of the best war sequences probably ever. But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.




I saw the Thin Red Line in the theatre back in '99 and did'nt like it very much.  Ov course i was 14-15 at the time and did not have the comprehension and appreciation ov film that i now possess, so i would doubtless view it in a different light.  SPR was very good.  My favorite war(or anti-war if you'd like) movie remains to be Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron(1977), a WWII movie from the German perspective on the Russian front filmed in then-Yugoslavia with porn money.



My extensive favorite movie list would be dominated by the works ov Derek Jarman, Gregg Araki, Emir Kusturica, and Sam Peckinpah.  I also have a heavy bias towards movies from the periods '69-'74 and '85-'95.  If i had to narrow it down to 10 right now, they would probably be:

Caravaggio
The Living End
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Last of England
Edward II
El Topo
Totally Fucked Up
Dust Devil
The Wild Bunch
Black Cat, White Cat




I havent heard of *any* of those movies :mindblown:


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    #24127112 - 02/28/17 10:48 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Into the Wild is one of my favorite movies, I'm trying to think of more but I guess I don't watch movies often. How I Met Your Mother is a 10/10 TV show though.


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    #24393862 - 06/10/17 03:07 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Here is an updated list, a top 20, in my order of rank. I thought I would share it and submit it for comment:


1. Dr. Strangelove
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Citizen Kane
5. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
6. The Godfather
7. The Bridge on the River Kwai
8. The Shining
9. Eraserhead
10. Taxi Driver 
11. Chinatown
12. The Searchers
14. The Silence of the Lambs
14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
15. The Exorcist
16. The Conversation
17. The Lady from Shanghai
18. The Thin Red Line
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    #24404180 - 06/14/17 06:34 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

I can sight my favourite Australian made or related moves

'Dogs in Space' - 1986
'Walkabout' - 1971
'Mad Max' - 1979
'Bad Boy Bubby' - 1993
'Dark City' - 1998
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    #24404184 - 06/14/17 06:36 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Shit, also

'Picnic at Hanging Rock' -1975


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    #24404193 - 06/14/17 06:45 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

omg "bad boy bubby"

where the hell did that story come from


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    #24404196 - 06/14/17 06:50 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Hahah, Yes, Classic, totally disturbing.

Talking of Australian films that are disturbing, have you see;

'Wake In Fright' - 1971

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    #24404199 - 06/14/17 06:54 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

For australian films, how about "Romper Stomper" and kind of the other end of the scale "Danny deck chair"


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    #24404202 - 06/14/17 06:58 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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'Wake In Fright' - 1971

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I think i saw it tripping one night on the cult films section of Saturday night SBS.  the guy with the big glasses.  after all the trippy animations.


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    #24404216 - 06/14/17 07:14 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Na, never seen "Danny deck chair", I better follow that up, but  "Romper Stomper" a killer:thumbup:

Only in Australia ;-)
1. 'Body Melt' - 1993
2. 'Welcome to Woop Woop' - 1997
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    #24404232 - 06/14/17 07:31 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

omg yes, metal skin lol

i had totally forgotten.

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    #24404245 - 06/14/17 07:41 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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omg yes, metal skin lol

i had totally forgotten.

someone should do an Australian 90's underground cult film festival




Yes agree, right up there would be the amazing - 'Love Serenade' - 1996


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    #24404339 - 06/14/17 08:46 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

i dont know it,

but Miranda Otto.  is now on my watch list lol


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    #24404384 - 06/14/17 09:09 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)



The sex scene in this film brings new meaning to the word awkward!


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    #24404496 - 06/14/17 09:52 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Muriel's Wedding is hilarious. Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream is based in Australia.


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    #24404983 - 06/14/17 01:13 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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I'm inclined to agree with you. I love Full Metal Jacket, but I have always been bothered by the second half for several reasons. One, the first half (with Lee Ermey and Vincent D'Onofrio) is so fucking good that the second half seems to fall a little flat in comparison. Two, Kubrick shot the movie in England, and it shows. It really does not look like tropical Indochina. He shipped in a lot of palm trees from Spain, but that doesn't really cut it for me. Three, my Dad is a Vietnam vet. He served in the 101st Airborne Division at Foo Bai and was in the Jag corps at Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Saigon. He doesn't like Full Metal Jacket. He says that, first of all, it doesn't look realistic. That is not what it looked and felt like. Also, FMJ depicts a city battle -- in Hue -- and the Vietnam war was anything but a city war. It was a brutal jungle war.

His favorite Vietnam movie, he says by far, is Apocalypse Now. He says it's realistic, and the surreality of it is very close to the mark. He said the bridge scene at night, towards the end, is a mirror image of situations like that that he saw in country. I am not a veteran, but I happen to agree that AN is the best Vietnam movie, and one of the best war movies ever made.

But FMJ, as you say, is a Kubrick film, and I do like it a lot. I think things would be very different if he shot it on location, in the Philippines or something. He should not have let his fear of flying or being far from home affect the quality of his filmmaking. Not that that would have addressed all of my points. Philosophically and thematically, it's a great movie. But it is deeply flawed.





Hue certainly didn't look like a jungle during the battle portrayed in the film.



and the base (before the first attack on Tet) looks realistic too.



i think the underpinnings in the second act reflect well on the first. everyone is still friendly with eachother, because they know eachother from boot camp, but at the same time, everyone is different- death is expected, and everyone wants to look away (lest it's a gook they are looking at [staring death in the face], or unless it's Animal Mother, whom is unable to hide his humanity and wears it on his sleeve-- why he's so insulting to everyone)

i think, and i'm just trying to be honest here...that you guys have a problem with the pacing more than anything...plot goes from comedic underpinnings, to a major malfunction, but then to a more subdued plot about a singular event, and the tiny moments surrounding it (the media, prostitution, travelling en route to objectives); by the time you hit the action at Hue, it seems too slow and plodding, mayhaps- because it's dealing with the theme of war in a way that isn't as theatric as most war movies- the kills are all accrued by either trap, or the sniper, and zero enemies are killed in any really dramatic fashion (once through the gate at the base, and once as they cross an alley in Hue, that is, before the cameramen are taking that long tracking shot, and they all make quips at them, before long being interviewed, and they all have some very human things to say); that is to say, it's all very shallow (the guy even laughs after the second aforementioned row of kills)...point being, i think the point is that it's NOT taken very seriously, in the sense of what humanity is truly there; that is, until they get lost, and get commanded into what is inevitably the death of most of the squads members. by the time the sniper is saying "shoot", you've seen the triviality of war, in the most human sense...no feelings...just triviality.

i think that was the point.

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Shit, also

'Picnic at Hanging Rock' -1975





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    #24405107 - 06/14/17 02:13 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

No, I didn't say Hue looked like a jungle in real life, I intended to say that the scenes outside of the city in the movie didn't look like Indochina. All the palm trees Kubrick trucked in really didn't fix the problem. The more important point is that, in the words of my dad, the Vietnam War was not a city war, so a movie about a battle in Hue does not reflect the overall tone of the larger conflict. He did two tours in Vietnam, and said he thought FMJ had nowhere near the realism of AN. My dad actually spent a couple of months in Hue with the Jag Corps, well after Tet, and said the city didn't look like it does in the movie. I still love FMJ, which is why it's such a problem for me that it is so flawed in the eyes of an actual veteran. Without his input I would really have no qualms. But the input of a veteran about a movie based on the war he fought in should be valued, imo. I can't un-hear what he said to me.

Edit: And yeah, as far as the first and second half, thing. I appreciate your points and sympathize with most of them, however I think it is a question of intensity. Many people do make this argument because the emotional intensity of the first section seems to be stronger than that of the rest of the movie, perhaps with the exception of some of the combat. I'm not sure I'm fully with those who are critical, but I can easily see their point. I do enjoy the in-country scenes very much, though. But the level of emotional tension in the boot camp scenes is so high that I do think a legitimate argument can be made that it was almost too good for the film's own good. Somehow. It's still, after all is said and done, one of my favorite war movies.


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    #24405247 - 06/14/17 03:00 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

i can agree with that...mostly. but i still don't think the film was trying to reflect the overall war, just a small part of it. that's where i think the critique falters a bit...why does the movie have to portray "the overall tone of the war", as if it needs to cover the war from the ground up-- can't it just portray the tone as "regular joes go from bootcamp to in-country and then to a minute portion of the war"; i mean, the lead is from a journalists perspective...not a combat solider. maybe the tone is smaller in scale, purposefully, to denote a message less about a commentary on the war itself, and more about how these regular people were taken out of their regular lives (remember the intro sequence in the barber shop) to fight in a terrible war? then the tone can be less concerned with "war and the conflict in Vietnam" as an overall piece of History, and more concerned with the smaller story therein, culminating to the single battle (the single set-piece) for the film?

sorry for pressing such a pointless issue, but i just think it's kind of misplaced to presume that the film had to treat the war as such a big set-piece for the film to work...to me, it's sort of like...well, maybe that's what Kubrick wanted to avoid? to avoid making the film about the war itself, per se, and to have it more about a story set within the war. sorta like saying "everyone makes war movies about the war itself, and it's dehumanizing effects; i wanna make a movie just detailing the dehumanization, while focusing as little on the aspects of war, as possible".

that's just my perspective on things. most of the critiques i see i think can be rightfully so levelled at the film, it's not perfect, certainly.

PS: i've only been able to narrow down three favorite films.

the first ever i've been able to pin down was...

Taxi Driver

so that officially is my favorite film ever of all time.

second comes

Barry Lyndon

seeing as though Kubrick is my favorite  director, and it is my favorite film of his.

thirdly comes the only other film i've been able to pin down as an absolute, above all else, favorite...and that is

The Exorcist

because of that film's greatness (although i watched Exorcist 3, and it's arguably better, in terms of artistic vision) AND the fact that i can consistently watch it anytime and have it be just as good as the last time (or better)...means it gets that coveted spot.


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    #24405303 - 06/14/17 03:20 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Fair enough, good points.

Nice list. :thumbup:


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    #24406434 - 06/14/17 11:12 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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Muriel's Wedding is hilarious. Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream is based in Australia.




Yes, that one sure is hilarious ;-)


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    #24414025 - 06/18/17 04:29 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

my fav movies r easier broken down by director i think

Coen Bros - i love Serious Man.. and Burn After Reading is great fun.. but pretty much all their stuff is fantastic. 

Charlie Kaufman - Eternal Sunshine, Being John Malkovic and Adaptation are great (jury is still out on Synecdoche :unsure:)

Terry Gilliam - Brasil and 12 Monkeys are 2 of my fav movies ever.. cant say i am mad abt what else ive seen tho

Jodorowsky - Holy Mountain, El Topo, Santa Sagre :thumbup::thumbup: Sanata Sangre has to be one of the best horror movies ive seen

speaking of great horror.. Babadook! :heart::heart: the Shining is also great..

Tropical Malady is an amazing thai movie with horror and magical realism elements which reminded me of Pan's Labrynth.. which reminds me

Pan's Labrynth!

also Oliver Oliver is a great magical realism type movie

uhmmmmm

all Tarrentino stuff is good fun.. i really liked Sin City which seems to be a similar vein..

most creative award goes to either Dark City or City of Lost Children :lol:

the Lobster gets the weirdest movie award

young me award goes to the Matrix

young young me award goes to Gremlins or the Mask..

nothing else is coming to mind but im sure ive missed some great ones.. this thread has inspired me to download some movies :smile2:

edit.. thinking of Gremlins and that i'd been to a puppet museum today reminded me of Jim Henson who's Dark Crystal must be a contender for most creative and just coolest movie, and Labrynth which is kinda the same but with David Bowie!!?


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    #24414329 - 06/18/17 09:53 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Favorite movie by far is The Good, The Bad, The Weird.
The music, the sets, and even the gun fights/shooting are fantastic. Its probably still on netflix but get ready for subtitles cause its in korean

Second to that is Odd Thomas, although the chick in that movie is so devastatingly good looking and they way they wrote her character makes me straight fall in love so I need to not watch it in a shitty mood or Ill just feel like crap about myself for the rest of the day :rolleyes:


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Im a huge movie fan and its literally  impossible to narrow it down so here are a bunch of the top of my head.      A simple plan, southern comfort, phenomena, repo man, the thing (82), they live, Martin (77), dark city, arrival, sorcerer, goodfellas, after hours, pulp fiction, raiders of the lost ark , Jurassic park , el topo, holy mountain, a field in England, kill list, heavy metal, rivers edge, terminator, blade runner, beetle juice, edward scissor hands, waking life, a scanner darkly , boyhood, Carrie, dreams, the wicker man, take shelter, Star Trek wrath of khan , Star Trek the undiscovered country, Star Trek a voyage home , contact, the life aquatic , Shaun of the dead , hot fuzz, the worlds end , don't look now, the babadook, the exorcist, dust devil, 2001 space odyssey , knightriders, the people under the stairs, the Texas chainsaw massacre, the changeling , altered states, nightwish, birdman, run Lola run, 12 monkeys, big fish , long weekend, John dies at the end, the Manchurian candidate, the godfather 1&2, heavenly creatures, frailty , in the mouth of madness , once upon a time in the west  Chinatown, delicatessen, the dark knight, one false move, Johnny mnemonic & etc.


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    #24424729 - 06/21/17 08:46 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

A lot of very good ones in there. :thumbup:


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    #24425158 - 06/21/17 11:01 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Indeed, including Dust Devil!  Richard Stanley is awesome.  Altered States is much maligned and it could have been more polished for sure, but it is a cool little flick in its own right.  Nice list caman.


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From Beyond
Lord Of The Rings trilogy
Clerks
The Toxic Avenger & Citizen Toxie
Night Of The Living Dead Dawn & Day
The Terminator & Judgement Day
Predator
Commando
The Running Man
Alien trilogy
Prometheus
American Psycho
Conan The Barbarian & Destroyer
Boogie Nights
Zombie Flesh Eaters (Lucio Fulci)
The Evil Dead & AOD
Braindead
Hellraiser  & Hellbound
The Beyond
Robocop
Home Alone 1 & 2
Escape From New York & LA
Die Hard 1 2 & 3
Jurassic Park
Cube
Snatch
Happy Gilmore
Cemetery Man
Creature From The Black Lagoon
The Blob
The Fly
Videodrome
Lawrence Of Arabia
White Zombie
I Eat Your Skin
Orgazmo
Cannibal The Musical
The Thing

I can keep going. Its so hard to pick because they all are all gems to me.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: SonicTitan]
    #24428467 - 06/23/17 09:04 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Nice.

I see u like the gory/horror stuff.  A nice collection there.


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    #24488136 - 07/16/17 08:46 PM (3 years, 28 days ago)

Thanks man and yes I totally agree with you about altered states, could have taken it in a much more interesting direction but hell its the best movie we have about a psychonaut taking psychedelics in a isolation tank we have for now.


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    #24500504 - 07/22/17 11:48 AM (3 years, 22 days ago)

My top 10 in no particular order:


Kill Bill Vol.1
Pulp Fiction
Empire Strikes Back
Aliens
The Matrix
Shawshank Redemption
Goodfellas
The Departed
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    #24504953 - 07/24/17 02:55 PM (3 years, 20 days ago)

Nice list.

Just saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Wow, what a great movie. Action, emotion, good feelz, betrayal, like a Greek Epic or something. Incredible. Definitely on my list now.


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    #24525500 - 08/02/17 07:51 PM (3 years, 11 days ago)

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I am a huge movie fan. My list of favorites is pretty extensive so I will just name a handful, in no particular order:

True Romance



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    #24527975 - 08/03/17 07:16 PM (3 years, 10 days ago)

Like most modern first worlders, I have seen and like a lot of movies and I like mainstream stuff for the most part.


Star Wars Trilogy (original)
Blade Runner
The Time Machine (1960)
The Godfather I & II
The Seventh Seal
Pulp Fiction
Forrest Gump
Back to the Future Trilogy
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Terminator I & II
The Wizard of Oz
12 Monkeys
Dr. Strangelove
Unforgiven
Dollars Trilogy
Friday
Office Space
Mad Max I & II (Road Warrior)
Dances With Wolves
Frankenstein (1931)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Alien and Aliens
The Matrix
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (I like the new one too)
Scarface
Total Recall
Das Boot
Hunt for Red October
Falling Down
Babe
Wall Street


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    #24527988 - 08/03/17 07:20 PM (3 years, 10 days ago)

Very nice list. :thumbup:


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    #24527993 - 08/03/17 07:22 PM (3 years, 10 days ago)

"Babe"

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Still havent seen the original Time Machine. Actually, didnt know there was one. I gotta check it out sometime.


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    #24528173 - 08/03/17 08:45 PM (3 years, 10 days ago)

It influenced me a lot as a kid.  Both the movie and the book.  It helped foster my love of science and science fiction.  Definitely check it out.  I think it stands up over time.


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    #24529524 - 08/04/17 11:48 AM (3 years, 9 days ago)

Matrix
Animatrix
Mr Nobody
Donnie Darko
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Enter the Void
Irreversible
Kynodontas (Dog Tooth)
The Lobster
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Naked Lunch
A Scanner Darkly
Ghost in the Shell (anime)
Blade Runner
Oldboy (Asian one)
Memento
Into the Wild
Pan's Labyrinth
Amelie
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Rock n Rolla
Revolver
Snatch
Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels
Trainspotting (1 and 2)
Waking Life
Yellow Submarine
Cloud Atlas
Looper
Predestination
Zero Theorem
Paprika
The Fountain
The Machinist
American Psycho
The Prestige
V for Vendetta
Tokyo!
Being John Malkovich
Requiem for a Dream
The Truman Show
Inception
The Usual Suspects
Shutter Island
Fight Club
Source Code
American History X
Se7en
Sin City
Lost Highway
Cashback
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
Interstate 60
The Dreamers
A Coffee in Berlin
Coffee and Cigarettes
Fantastic Planet
Holy Mountain
eXistenZ
The Thirteenth Floor
Samsara
Baraka
Lord of the Rings
Hobbit
The Lives of Others


Documentaries:
Panopticon
Dirty Pictures
Neurons to Nirvana
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Drugs Inc
Zeitgeist
Planet Earth
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Human Planet
Kymatica
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
The Culture High
Tim's Vermeer
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Downloaded
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
Future by Design
What's in my Baggie
Food, Inc
Waste Land
We are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists
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    #24531695 - 08/05/17 07:41 AM (3 years, 8 days ago)

Very nice :awesomenod:


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    #24531816 - 08/05/17 09:57 AM (3 years, 8 days ago)

eh..  I only watch anime so ill have to go with that.

One Piece
Hunter Hunter
JoJos Bizzare Adventure
Gurren Lagann
Attack on Titan
Psycho Pass
Hellsing (original one)
Berserk
March comes in like a Lion
Vampire Dance
Log Horizon
Grimgar
is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon?
No game no life
so you thought there were never any girls online?
Tanya the evil
Konasuba gods gift to this wonderful world
Overlord
Re:Zero
Highschool DxD
the devil is a part timer
Ace of diamond
Your lie in april
Alice and zoroku
Code geass
Alderamin in the sky
Food Wars
The heroic legend of arslan
Sword Art Online
Deathnote
school live!
Sound euphonium
Drifters
noragami
Cowboy bebop
Sidonia
seven mortal sins

some popular ones I really don't like don't watch these:
Nurato
Fairy Tail
Bleach
Dragon Ball
Yuri on Ice
Gintama
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    #24531874 - 08/05/17 10:44 AM (3 years, 8 days ago)

In no particular order:

·Holy mountain (Alexandro Jodorowsky)
·Doctor strangelove
·Dirty pictures (alexander shulgin)
·Enter the void
·The Alchemical Dream: Rebirth of the Great Work (Terence McKenna)
·Neurons to nirvana
·The grateful dead movie
·one flew over the cuckoo's nest
·Naked lunch
·Magic trip (Ken kesey documentary)
·Strange attractor (Terence McKenna)
·A clockwork Orange
·DMT the spirit molecule
·Sick birds die easy
·Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt (2014)
·The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD
·Long strange trip (2017)
·Orange sunshine (2016)
·The sunshine makers (2015)
·Lo and behold (Herzog)
·Barton fink
·PEYOTE TO LSD: A PSYCHEDELIC ODYSSEY
·Manifesting the mind
·Cognition factor

Generally I am against activities which I consider "bad mental hygiene" and television and movies are defiantly an area where one must be very careful.

I'm not sure why Marshall McLuhan's writings are not popular amongst the "hip" people of today, but they have had an incredible impact on myself as well as the way in which I view media.

I enjoy films which teach you something, make you think, take your mind on a journey, inspire you, educate you, open your eyes to something, or films which are a true artistic expression.

The mainstream Hollywood films never did much for me, its a type of cultural programming, all governments have been aware of how to use media to manipulate the thought of thecmasees, the Nazi party was probably the most obvious example as they viciously employed these techniques and when the regime fell their secrets were exposed, in the modern first world it's much more subtke. the tragedy is that many of these same propaganda techniques which were employed by, preferred by, or created by Nazis are still being used today.

If public manipulation through media is an interest for you look into a book called "Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream" by David McGowan, it's not that I fully buy into McGowan's theory, but being a Marshall McLuhan reader this type of manipulation through media caught my attention. Regardless, it makes you think about the motivations behind the production of a good deal of mainstream art, movies, and music.


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    #24532350 - 08/05/17 02:19 PM (3 years, 8 days ago)

only a few on here i havent seen mentioned

It's All Gone Pete Tong
24 Hour Party People
Clear an Present Danger
Beetlejuice (i dare you to try watching it coming up on like 300ugs)
Lock Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels
Party Monster (read the book its based on as well)


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    #24541708 - 08/09/17 04:56 PM (3 years, 4 days ago)

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I'm not a film critic, so I don't know what the best movies are. But here are my favorites, listed roughly in my order of rank:


Dr. Strangelove
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now
Citizen Kane
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Godfather
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Shining
Taxi Driver 
Eraserhead
Chinatown
The Silence of the Lambs
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
No Country for Old Men
The Exorcist


¿Y Tu?



Some of those are also my favs.  The Shining, Eraserhead, and Apocalypse Now.  I've been meaning to see Dr Strangelove for ages now. 

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Nice list.

Heres most of mine:

Avatar :heart:
Back to the Future (series) :heart:
Star Wars (series)
Star Trek (the new ones)
Apocolopyse Now
Legends of the Guardians: Owls of Ga'hole
Momento
Promethus
The Matrix (series) :heart:
Half Baked
Beerfest
Super Troopers
Starship Troopers
Gamer
Doom
7 Psychopaths
Matchstick Men
Cowboys vs. Aliens
Jurasic Park
The Lost World
Jurasic World
Speed Racer
Transformers (series)
The Hobbit (series)
Lord of the Rings (series)
The Avengers
Enders Game
The Fifth Element
Iron Man (series) :heart:
Thor (series)
Independence Day
Oblivion
Men In Black (series)
Wall-E :lol:
The House at the End of the World
Guardians of the Galaxy
Dr. Strange
Behind Enemy Lines
Saving Private Ryan
Windtalkers :heart:
007: Goldeneye
007: The World is Not Enough
007: Tomorrow's Another Day
Man of the House
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Fast and the Furious (series)
Tron
Tron: Legacy
Land of the Lost
Blow
Ice Age (series)
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
The Girl Next Door
White Chicks
The Time Machine
Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Go!
Joe Dirt
Theres Something About Mary
Charlie's Angels
Scary Movie (series)
Airplane!
Galaxy Quest
Lost in Space! sci fi adventure with the talking robot: "Danger Mr. Robertson!"
Oz
Your Highness :lol:
Divergent
Insurgent
The Hunger Games
Kung Fu Panda
Ghost in the Shell (2017) weird ending thou. Still awesome.
King Kong: Skull Island (2017) so artistic and a lil cheesy. But just a little.
Life of Pi - just watched it Summer 2017. Wow, the surrealism, the intense feelz. So good.
Planet of the Apes (the newer one)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (so good. Had a little of everything).
Edge of Tomorrow - Whoa.
This Is The End

And others i cant remember at the moment...



I think you have terrible taste in movies and TV shows, but a few of those are on my list too, or films I regard highly, haha.  For example I thought Edge of Tomorrow was terrible and boring.  This is the End is a classic, my next fav 'Seth Rogan' film after Superbad.  Apocalypse Now and the first Matrix movie are 100% for me.  Avatar I hate more than anything ever.


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    #24541933 - 08/09/17 06:34 PM (3 years, 4 days ago)

U hated Edge of Tomorrow and Avatar?

Youre killing my dreams bro.


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    #24541942 - 08/09/17 06:37 PM (3 years, 4 days ago)

I can't help it, it just is.


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    #24541945 - 08/09/17 06:39 PM (3 years, 4 days ago)

Fair enough.

Your awesome avatar makes me feel better.

Did u make a list already?


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    #24541971 - 08/09/17 06:55 PM (3 years, 4 days ago)

Well thank you very much :awesome:.  It was a photo taken on the beach when me and the missus got naked and painted ourselves tribal and danced around and shit.  There's a full video clip of it on youtube, you can see my missus' tits and the black outline of my dick at one point.

Not yet, but I've been going over it in my head for a while.  I remember an old friend of mine saying to me once, 'I like so many shit movies.'  And I was thinking, yes, you do, you really do, but I thought you liked them because you thought they were good, and not shit, but he seemed to think both at the same time.  And now I finally understand.

Spring Breakers
The Shining
Mulholland Drive
Blade Runner
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Alien
Spirited Away
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Matrix (1st one)
Donnie Darko
Drive
LOTR (all 3)
Julien Donkey Boy
Gummo
Drive
Princess Mononoke
Eraserhead
Akira
Apocalypse Now
Natural Born Killers

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    #24542026 - 08/09/17 07:26 PM (3 years, 4 days ago)

In no order

Rounders
Casino
Goodfellas
Goonies
High roller, the Stu Unger story
Lock stock & 2 smoking barrels
Snatch
Boondocks saints
The Departed
Lost boys
Bones brigade the search for chin
Go
Akira
Legend of the over fiend
Let's grow mushrooms
The exorsist
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    #24545477 - 08/11/17 09:54 AM (3 years, 2 days ago)

Casablanca - I can nevere tire of watching it and it always manages to sweep me away.


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    #24545489 - 08/11/17 10:00 AM (3 years, 2 days ago)

I just watched:

"Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo"

...And thought it was hilarious, it's basically "spinal tap" but focused on jam bands rather than hair bands.

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Sounds interesting, let's see where I can find to watch it.


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Sounds interesting, let's see where I can find to watch it.




I have amazon fire TV, so I know you can watch it with amazon for free.

It would probably be offensive if it was not so damn funny, because "hippie" type people get a lot of fun poked at them, again, imagine "this is spinal tap" but focused on jam band/hippie/festival culture.


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I just watched:

"Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo"

...And thought it was hilarious, it's basically "spinal tap" but focused on jam bands rather than hair bands.

...the garcia tortilla.




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Quote:

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I just watched:

"Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo"

...And thought it was hilarious, it's basically "spinal tap" but focused on jam bands rather than hair bands.

...the garcia tortilla.




"hey are you going to burning man"




Ha ha ha, in the very last scene when they are playing the festival the guitarist actually looks like jerry, the way he is staring into space with the slightly open mouth and lip movements, great stuff. Jerry lives! Ha ha ha.

On another note, just watched "humano" ( Initial release: October 12, 2013 )

In this documentary man travels to the mountains to find spirituality, he consumes san Pedro with a shaman, he also completes several other shamanic practices. It's a great movie, and there is plenty of great shamanic insight.

I was watching "humano" with friends and all of them said "the shaman says the same things you are always telling us", to me it's a sign that the information is derived from the entheogen, either me and this guy from another part if the planet and from another culture are near identical in our methods of thought, or, more probably, we had the same teacher.

The lessons from the cactus are universal, perhaps some have shamanic personalities and have a higher affinity for receiving and communicating these messages, though I am of the opinion that everybody can learn from these plant teachers equally, we all have the potential to receive the same gnosis. This is why I frequently give away shamanic psychedelics to all those who are interested (who are adults of coarse, and who seem as though they would be responsible ), it's because I know that they can be shown just as I was.

Many years back I experienced a "shamanic crisis", also known as "shamanic initiation", and I have been completely transformed ever since, and all for the better, as was said by Terence McKenna — "The shaman is not merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself" and once you have healed yourself when you see others struggling with problems that you once struggled with you want to reach out to them, to help them. I understand that just because it worked for me does not mean it will work for everybody, Nuevo am also very careful with who I choose to help, I Honolulu offer help to those who I know will get better. I am still of the opinion that any human can experience the transformation which I did, but as they are all unique it may not be achieved through the exact same methods, but it can be achieved.

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Shamanic abilities are generally brought on by a personal crisis, such as illness or sudden shock. Where this is not naturally forthcoming, initiations designed to produce the effects of such a state are used to bring about re-birth as a shaman. The shaman sees through everything, dies and is reborn, suffers the pangs of the world, and sees into its darkest corners. The near-death of initiation is common to shamans the world over and a metaphor for their experiences. Afterwards, they are never the same; everything has changed for them. They have known total knowledge and, to a degree according to their skills and strengths, have permanent access to it from that moment on.
( -shamanism bible; mathwes )




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Part of the thing I found with hanging with shamans in various places and times is that once you get past the language barrier, what shamans are are simply curious people. Intellectuals of a certain type. In Australian aboriginal slang, a shaman is called a “clever fellow”. If someone says “I’m a clever fellow”, they mean, you know, I’m a shaman. Well, that’s all it is – it’s somebody who pays attention to how things actually work, and sort of transcends the culture by that means. It’s a weird paradox. It’s that the shamans, who are the keepers of the cultural values, are also necessarily the keepers of the secrets of the theatrics of the cultural values, and so they live their lives in the light of the knowledge that it all rests on showbiz. You know, everybody else is a true believer, but these are the image-makers, the people who actually pull the strings and control the evolution of the mythologies. And in a way, it’s a situation of alienation. -Terence McKenna




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Even in traditional societies, the shaman is central to the social functioning, and the health, and so forth – but is never allowed to be physically central. There is a leader, a head man or something; the shaman lives off at the edge of the village, sometimes off in the woods; he is approached with fear and trembling; he is loathed and respected, and feared and loved, because it is understood that he represents a dimension that nevertheless must be tolerated, because it is the channel through which knowledge, and healing, and higher values, come. -terence mckenna

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the shaman is socially marginal, politically marginal, lives at the edge of the village, and so forth and so on, and is feared by the people, because dealings with the shaman are always dealings about life and death. But then the shaman comes forward in this critical role, as go-between, as mediator, between the cultural mind and the real world, which is this potent set of forces and planetary cycles and meteorological events and diseases and, you know, fate; and the shaman mediates. In many languages, the word for shaman means “go-between”. So the cost of this, or the price of this, for the shaman himself, or herself, is a kind of alienation from the cultural values, and a kind of understanding that it’s a game that’s kept in play. -terence mckenna




Those who know me understand why I chose those excerpts, and Will agree that it's fitting, whether I like it or not it is my karma to play this role.

Any way, sorry for getting off track, I am adding this film to my list.

·Humano (2013; Director: Alan Stivelman )


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I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny.-Jim Morrison

'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.-Confucius —

When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”― John Lennon

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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: Ibex-Trismegistus]
    #24562473 - 08/18/17 12:47 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

Just watched "dirty wars", interesting stuff.

Also watched "Zeitgeist: The Movie", well, I watched most of it, but the whole time I kept thinking "shouldn't all this stuff be obvious?" Most people wouldn't need this movie to figure any of this stuff out. I'm not saying everything was accurate either, but even the things which were inaccurate or conspiracy theory type material were still obvious ideas, I mean anybody who put thought into the situation probably would have had similar thoughts, even if it was only a consideration of possibilities which was then dismissed. The ideas are not necessarily bad, but the movie was not to my taste at all...

One thing that these movies brought to my mind for one reason or another: does anybody think it's strange that they dumped bin laden's body in the ocean? If anybody in the future ever wanted to confirm that the body was in fact bin laden they would not be able as it was thrown in the ocean. it's not something I generally think about, but that "dirty wars" documentary outlined the JSOC ( The Joint Special Operations Command ), and the controversy related to their actions, at one point the Osama raid was outlined, simultaneously the strangeness of the conclusion to that situation sunk in, I'm not saying there is a conspiracy theory there (though I'm sure it could make a good one, if it has not already) I was just thinking "how strange".

Any way, I will add "dirty wars" to my movies list. (Not really wanting to go into much detail, it's not really subject matter which I would normally watch, but it does offer a glimpse into parts of war which one would generally never know about otherwise.

Also watched "drone" a 2014 documentary regarding drone warfare, again, not my typical subject matter as far as film goes, but this was actually a decent film outlining modern day drone warfare and it's implications and consequences.


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I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny.-Jim Morrison

'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.-Confucius —

When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”― John Lennon

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    #26855973 - 07/31/20 08:19 PM (12 days, 2 hours ago)

Latest list:


1. Dr. Strangelove
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Citizen Kane
5. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
6. The Godfather
7. The Bridge on the River Kwai
8. The Shining
9. Eraserhead
10. Taxi Driver 
11. Chinatown
12. The Searchers
13. The Silence of the Lambs
14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
15. The Exorcist
16. The Conversation
17. The Lady from Shanghai
18. The Thin Red Line
19. The Man Who Would Be King 
20. Barry Lyndon
21. No Country for Old Men
22. Goodfellas
23. There Will Be Blood
24. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me/The Return
25. The Tree of Life


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 2
    #26860891 - 08/03/20 03:29 PM (9 days, 6 hours ago)

1990: The Bronx Warriors
The Big Lebowski
The Blues Brothers
Blade Runner
Samurai Cop
3 Fantastic Supermen
V for Vendetta
Paprika
Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind
Adaptation
Shaolin Drunkard
The Maltese Falcon
Sabata
Arizona Dream
Iron Monkey
Get Crazy
Blueberry/Renegade
The Last Temptation of Christ
Alphaville
The Fifth Element
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
The City of Lost Children
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Picasso Trigger
Keoma
House (1977)
Lost Highway
Boondock Saints
Coonskin
Dolemite 2: The Human Tornado
Repo Man
Life Aquatic
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Man Bites Dog
Kung Fu Hustle
I'll Take You There
25th Hour
200 Motels
Loaded Weapon Pt. 1
Broken Flowers
The Wizard of Oz
Johnny Suede
Big Fish
Love Actually
Run Ronnie Run
Rat Race
A Chinese Ghost Story
Big Trouble In Little China
Donnie Darko
Deathrace 2000
The Demolitionist
They Live
Rubber
God Bless America
Galaxina
Danger Diabolik
The Serpent and The Rainbow
Hellzapoppin!
Highlander 2
Demon Cop
Class of Nuke 'Em High
The Crow
Encino Man
Meet the Hollowheads
The Demolitionist
Hair High
Ninja Terminator
The Vampire Lovers
The Stuff
Master of the Flying Guillotine
Demon Wind

all I can think of right now...


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    #26861262 - 08/03/20 07:22 PM (9 days, 3 hours ago)

Some great ones in there. :thumbup:


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