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The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-01-15, 02:57 PM
You know those movies you've been always "going to watch" but you've never gotten around to seeing it? Now's the time to get the push you've needed to start watching them. It doesn't have to be film classics, it can just be stuff that you've bought recently and haven't seen yet, like the latest Asylum film or Justin Bieber concert on home video (I can only assume such a horror exists).

Here's how it works:
Person A posts a list of 10 movies
Person B picks a movie from the A's list for A to watch. In the same post, Person B does their list of 10 movies.

You can't pick something for someone to watch without posting your own list and you always have to choose a movie for the most recent list.

Even if someone drops out, the challenge can go on and on. So if A never gets around to watching it, as long as someone else comes in, B gets a movie selected for them to watch. If A takes a year to watch their movie, they can still jump back in.

What do you do after watching your movie?
You do a new post where you pick a film from the most recent list, for them to watch. Your list of 10 movies will have the 9 from before and 1 new film to replace the one you've watched. It'd also be nice to include your thoughts about what you watched.

Can I change my list to better match an Official DVDTalk Movie Challenge?
Sure, as long as you follow a couple simple rules.

1. The change is due to matching one of the running challenges.

2. You take care of any existing watch pick a person has done for you. So if someone has chosen a movie for you, you can't just ignore it. You watch it and then update your list when you come back.

Real world example (http://s15.zetaboards.com/iCheckMovies/topic/7009394/1/)

1. The Quiet Man
2. Hiroshima mon amour
3. Senso
4. Five Easy Pieces - I had this on my Netflix queue back when it was available for streaming and now I'm kicking myself for not watching it.
5. If....
6. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France
7. The Bank Dick
8. Ukigusa
9. Saturday Night Fever
10. L'eclisse



1. Wise Blood
2. 2046
3. A Face in the Crowd
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock
5. Gangs of New York
6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
7. East of Eden
8. Jésus de Montréal
9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
10. L'année dernière à Marienbad

and Person B: I'll choose L'eclisse for you since it's one of two I've seen and it has Alain Delon in it! Although I actually didn't go crazy over it



Person B,
2046 for you.

1. Pyassa
2. A Brighter Summer Day
3. Fat City
4. I Know Where I'm Going!
5. Nostalgia
6. Tiger of Bengal
7. Young Girls of Rochefort
8. Faces
9. Once Upon a Time There Was a Country
10. Lancelot du Lac



I liked Faces except my babysitter drowned in the pool while I was watching it for the second time.



Ok, so I just watched 2046. It was ok. My main problem was that none of the characters were likable or interesting, and that coupled with it being slow, made it fairly difficult to sit through. And also, I don't know if it's just a language issue, but Ziyi Zhang's horrific acting attempts really brought it down too. Apparently she was supposed to "radiate sensuality", but a rotting carcass has more sensuality than her. But anyway, I gave it a 6.

1. Wise Blood
2. A Face in the Crowd
3. Picnic at Hanging Rock
4. Gangs of New York
5. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
6. East of Eden
7. Jésus de Montréal
8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
9. L'année dernière à Marienbad
10. Prénom Carmen

And Person C, I will randomly choose Once Upon a Time There Was a Country for you, since I haven't seen any of them



Person A, that sucks about the babysitter. I hope you're better now.



Thanks for the concern. At the very least, I'm doing better than her right now. Shortly after the incident, we got a call from a detective saying she was wanted in 3 states.



1.Lagaan
2. This Sporting Life
3. Room at the Top
4.The Longest Day
5. Werckmeister Harmonies
6. Twelve O'Clock High
7.Okuribito (Departures)
8.Waltz with Bashir
9. Ohayo (Good Morning)
10. Whisper of the Heart (1995) Mimi wo sumaseba

And Person B, I choose Picnic at Hanging Rock, because it's time you get to feel some pride about your country.



Holy crap! What was the sitter wanted for?



Some fraud, human trafficking, child endangerment, and some of the other usual crimes that typically go along with babysitting.


and so on...

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Movie discussions are encouraged.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-01-15, 02:58 PM
I included imdb links since these aren't too well known.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference - I bought this and the next film in a disaster movie set 10 years ago.

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference - Same story as above, except it's only been around 8 years.

4. Night of the Bloody Apes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063090/reference - These next two have the same story. Getting close to a decade on my shelf.

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/ - I picked 6-10 to coincide with my western challenge for the Make Your Own Challenge and I've also had these for years.

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. My Name Is Trinity http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067355/

9. Tampopo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092048/

10. The Misfits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/

Gobear
05-01-15, 03:44 PM
I'll play.

I'll choose Tampopo for you. IMO, it's Juzo Itami's best film and it is hilarious. It will also make you want to go to a Japanese noodle shop ASAP.

Here's my list of movies that I've always meant to get to.

1. In the Mood For Love
2. Mulholland Drive
3. Spirited Away
4. Jules and Jim
5. Memories of Murder
6. Wild Tales
7. Force Majeure
8. Trance
9. A Prophet
10. Samsara

shadokitty
05-01-15, 04:34 PM
Sounds too confusing to me. I'm out.

davidh777
05-01-15, 04:59 PM
Good pick with Tampopo! That would've been my choice as well.

For you, I'll stay in the same country and pick Spirited Away. It's often what people think of when they think Miyazaki, and though I've started it numerous times and finished it, I don't know if I've ever sat through the whole thing myself. :)

My list, in no particular order but favoring musicals for this month's MYO challenge :):

Hello Dolly (1969)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Cover Girl (1944)
Funny Girl (1968)
Sabrina (1954)
Ladyhawke (1985)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-01-15, 05:00 PM
Sounds too confusing to me. I'm out.

It's not bad once you get the hang of it. You can also check out the flow of the thread at the icheckmovie forums http://s15.zetaboards.com/iCheckMovies/topic/7009394/1/

Assuming you're the next person to post a list, you'd pick a movie from davidh777's list for them to watch. Then you wait until someone else posts a list and they pick something from your list.

BobO'Link
05-01-15, 09:34 PM
OK david777... you're watching A Night at the Opera as it's one of my all-time-favorite Marx Bros. films. :)

Here's my list. All are films from my unopened piles that I've never seen before:

Moulin Rouge (1952)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Torn Curtain (1966)
All the King's Men (1949)
Skyfall (2012)
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Avanti! (1972)
Ninotchka (1939)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
42nd Street (1933)

Nick Danger
05-01-15, 10:36 PM
Bob, you should watch 42nd Street. Barry Lyndon is a great movie, but you have to be in the right mood to watch a slow subtle satire.

Here are some of my unwatched DVDs:

City Lights (Chaplin)
Inspector General (Danny Thomas)
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Lon Chaney Sr.)
Mr Robinson Crusoe (Douglas Fairbanks)
Chungking Expresss
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Two English Girls (Truffaut)
Anything in the Harold Lloyd collection (except for The Freshman or Safety Last)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-02-15, 02:09 PM
Nick, it's time for Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Tampopo was good and it was fun to finally get around to it.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference - I bought this and the next film in a disaster movie set 10 years ago.

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference - Same story as above, except it's only been around 8 years.

4. Night of the Bloody Apes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063090/reference - These next two have the same story. Getting close to a decade on my shelf.

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/ - I picked 6-10 to coincide with my western challenge for the Make Your Own Challenge and I've also had these for years.

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. My Name Is Trinity http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067355/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Misfits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/

Movies Watched

Tampopo

BobO'Link
05-02-15, 02:45 PM
^Well, Peepers... you picked exactly what I had in mind for Nick had you not beat me to it! :)

Your next film is: My Name Is Trinity

I remember seeing ads for that one when it came out. I've never seen the film but it sounds interesting, plus it fits with your MYO theme.

42nd Street was good but not as good as I was expecting. Other than Dick Powell I thought most of the singing was amateurish and uninspired. I'd certainly not put it amongst the top of the Busby Berkeley films. One of the 3 production final numbers, "(I'm) Young and Healthy", was simply laughable. Maybe it was considered great stuff in 1933 but it suffered from incredibly poor lyrics which repeated too often. While I like the song, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" suffered from a poor tenor (I *hate* "extreme" vibrato in a voice plus his voice didn't fit well with the song), and "42nd Street", another of my favorite songs from that era, had too many scenes which would have been impossible to present on a stage as small as depicted. OK... so it's a musical and you are supposed to forgive such goings on but there are some things I can't let slide. In spite of those issues I still enjoyed the film.

I added another unseen by me Busby Berkeley musical to replace the one viewed.

1. Moulin Rouge (1952)
2. Barry Lyndon (1975)
3. Torn Curtain (1966)
4. All the King's Men (1949)
5. Skyfall (2012)
6. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
7. Avanti! (1972)
8. Ninotchka (1939)
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-02-15, 09:36 PM
Bob's watching All the King's Men.

Trinity was really good. I light comedy for a spaghetti western and you might like it too. It also had the start of Billy Goes West in a somewhat similar role/situation.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference - I bought this and the next film in a disaster movie set 10 years ago.

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference - Same story as above, except it's only been around 8 years.

4. Night of the Bloody Apes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063090/reference - These next two have the same story. Getting close to a decade on my shelf.

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/ - I picked 6-10 to coincide with my western challenge for the Make Your Own Challenge and I've also had these for years.

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Misfits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity

Nick Danger
05-03-15, 09:46 AM
42nd Street was good but not as good as I was expecting. Other than Dick Powell I thought most of the singing was amateurish and uninspired. I'd certainly not put it amongst the top of the Busby Berkeley films. One of the 3 production final numbers, "(I'm) Young and Healthy", was simply laughable. Maybe it was considered great stuff in 1933 but it suffered from incredibly poor lyrics which repeated too often. While I like the song, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" suffered from a poor tenor (I *hate* "extreme" vibrato in a voice plus his voice didn't fit well with the song), and "42nd Street", another of my favorite songs from that era, had too many scenes which would have been impossible to present on a stage as small as depicted. OK... so it's a musical and you are supposed to forgive such goings on but there are some things I can't let slide. In spite of those issues I still enjoyed the film.

I added another unseen by me Busby Berkeley musical to replace the one viewed.

We watched 42nd Street as well. I was disappointed that I recommended it to you because it is the least extravagant Busby Berkley movie. After this one, he was given the budget for gigantic fantasy numbers which couldn't fit on any stage in the world. Those are why he's remembered today.

Nick Danger
05-04-15, 12:20 AM
Nick, it's time for Hunchback of Notre Dame.

I watched the movie, but I thought it dragged. Twenty minutes into the movie, all they've done is introduce characters! I liked Lon Chaney, and I liked the huge sets and crowd scenes, but otherwise I wasn't impressed.

mrcellophane
05-05-15, 05:01 PM
Bob's watching All the King's Men.

Trinity was really good. I light comedy for a spaghetti western and you might like it too. It also had the start of Billy Goes West in a somewhat similar role/situation.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference - I bought this and the next film in a disaster movie set 10 years ago.

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference - Same story as above, except it's only been around 8 years.

4. Night of the Bloody Apes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063090/reference - These next two have the same story. Getting close to a decade on my shelf.

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/ - I picked 6-10 to coincide with my western challenge for the Make Your Own Challenge and I've also had these for years.

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Misfits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity


Hello! Night of the Bloody Apes, I choose you! I'm choosing this film mostly for the fun name!

Here's my list:

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Grave of the Fireflies
Ran
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet

Ash Ketchum
05-05-15, 05:32 PM
We watched 42nd Street as well. I was disappointed that I recommended it to you because it is the least extravagant Busby Berkley movie. After this one, he was given the budget for gigantic fantasy numbers which couldn't fit on any stage in the world. Those are why he's remembered today.

FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933), my favorite of the Busby Berkeley musicals, not least because it stars a singing-dancing James Cagney, has musical numbers that are supposed to be staged on small stages at movie theaters--in between showings of the movie! So what do they do? "By a Waterfall," with a huge pool and a real waterfall and a whole Esther Williams-type water ballet! Can you imagine a poor kid in the audience waiting for the Tom Mix western to come on while they set that one up?

Nick Danger
05-05-15, 05:33 PM
Hello! Night of the Bloody Apes, I choose you! I'm choosing this film mostly for the fun name!

Here's my list:

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Grave of the Fireflies
Ran
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet


You are in for a good time. You have several of my favorite movies on that list.

You get to watch Ran.

My list:

Inspector General (Danny Thomas)
Mr Robinson Crusoe (Douglas Fairbanks)
Chungking Expresss
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Two English Girls (Truffaut)
Girl Shy (Harold Lloyd)
Platoon
Blacksnake (Russ Meyer)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-05-15, 07:25 PM
You are in for a good time. You have several of my favorite movies on that list.


I was hoping I'd get to him first.

You're also a couple movies short on your list for 10. I know what I'd want to pick for you based off those 8 though.

Nick Danger
05-05-15, 08:00 PM
I was hoping I'd get to him first.

You're also a couple movies short on your list for 10. I know what I'd want to pick for you based off those 8 though.

Picky!

Okay, to make it ten, add on:
City Lights
The Man with the Golden Arm

BobO'Link
05-05-15, 08:46 PM
Inspector General (Danny Thomas)
Don't you mean Danny *Kaye*?

Nick Danger
05-05-15, 09:15 PM
K. I won't be able to get to it until the weekend.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-05-15, 11:41 PM
Inspector General (Danny Thomas)
Mr Robinson Crusoe (Douglas Fairbanks)
Chungking Expresss
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Two English Girls (Truffaut)
Girl Shy (Harold Lloyd)
Platoon
Blacksnake (Russ Meyer)
City Lights
The Man with the Golden Arm

I was going to pick Platoon at first but based off the name, The Man with the Golden Arm is more appealing, so let's go with that one instead.

Night of the Bloody Apes only had one ape, and even then it was just a partial gorilla face on a guy. It did have some over the top kills and ended up to be more enjoyable that I thought it'd be. It was a Mexican horror film, so naturally there had to be a couple wrestling matches thrown in.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference - I bought this and the next film in a disaster movie set 10 years ago.

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference - Same story as above, except it's only been around 8 years.

4. Big Hero 6

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/ - I picked 6-10 to coincide with my western challenge for the Make Your Own Challenge and I've also had these for years.

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Misfits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes

mrcellophane
05-07-15, 12:01 AM
You are in for a good time. You have several of my favorite movies on that list.

You get to watch Ran.

You're right! Ran was an utter delight to watch. We had tornadoes, hail, and loose tigers in my part of the country, so all of my evening plans were canceled and I was able to snuggle on the couch with the cats and indulge in some Kurosawa goodness.

I'm not sure why I don't just sit down and have a Kurosawa marathon. Every time I watch one of his films, I find myself completely blown away. This film was no exception, and the fall of the Ichimonji clan captivated me. Everything about this film is brilliant! It's beautiful, well-acted, and very suspenseful. I laughed; I cried; it moved me.

mrcellophane
05-07-15, 12:07 AM
I was going to pick Platoon at first but based off the name, The Man with the Golden Arm is more appealing, so let's go with that one instead.

Night of the Bloody Apes only had one ape, and even then it was just a partial gorilla face on a guy. It did have some over the top kills and ended up to be more enjoyable that I thought it'd be. It was a Mexican horror film, so naturally there had to be a couple wrestling matches thrown in.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference - I bought this and the next film in a disaster movie set 10 years ago.

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference - Same story as above, except it's only been around 8 years.

4. Big Hero 6

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/ - I picked 6-10 to coincide with my western challenge for the Make Your Own Challenge and I've also had these for years.

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Misfits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes


I've waited for someone to jump in here since I picked your last viewing, but alas, you get stuck with me as guest programmer yet again! This time, I pick The Misfits to help you along with your challenge!

I've replaced the rightly lauded Ran with the largely forgotten Woody Allen film Celebrity. It's been on my shelf for a long time and never made it to my DVD player.


Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Grave of the Fireflies
Celebrity
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet


Films Watched
--- Ran (5/6/15)

hbsvb
05-08-15, 02:32 PM
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Grave of the Fireflies
Celebrity
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet



OK, I'll try this.
Grave of the Fireflies for you, as that is on my list, too.


Avatar (2009)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Eraserhead (1977)
La Cage Aux Folles (1978)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Damfino
05-08-15, 08:39 PM
OK, I'll try this.
Grave of the Fireflies for you, as that is on my list, too.


Avatar (2009)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Eraserhead (1977)
La Cage Aux Folles (1978)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)


This sounds like fun, so I'm in!

You get to watch the midnight movie classic... Eraserhead!

Here's 10 from my unwatched pile and Netflix queue:

1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. The Hunger Games
4. The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires
5. The Human Centipede
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. Things to Come

Nick Danger
05-08-15, 09:12 PM
Fair warning: Grave of the Fireflies is one of the saddest movies ever made. I don't watch it until I'm in a mood to handle it. Even so, it's another movie on your list that's one of my favorites.

I wouldn't do a Kurosawa marathon any more than I would do a steak dinner marathon. His movies take a while to digest.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-09-15, 01:03 PM
The Human Centipede for Damfino

I did not care for The Misfits. It's tale could have been compressed to 90-105 minutes and I still would have gotten the point

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Big Hero 6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245084/reference

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Wolf Creek http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315/reference

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits

SterlingBen
05-09-15, 02:45 PM
I plan on participating in this thread between Challenges.

terrycloth
05-09-15, 03:32 PM
[QUOTE=The Man with the Golden Doujinshi;12476992]
4. Big Hero 6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245084/reference

I pick bh6 for you i really enjoyed this movie
1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Star wars episode 6
8. Indiana jones
9. Lucy
10. Bad words

BobO'Link
05-09-15, 05:38 PM
1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Star wars episode 6
8. Indiana jones
9. Lucy
10. Bad words

Which Dune? The 1984 David Lynch film or the 2000 SciFi Channel mini-series?

Which version of The Fly? 1958 or 1986?

Which "Indiana Jones?" Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, or Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

terrycloth
05-09-15, 05:52 PM
Which Dune? The 1984 David Lynch film or the 2000 SciFi Channel mini-series?

Which version of The Fly? 1958 or 1986?

Which "Indiana Jones?" Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, or Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

84 dune
86 fly
Whatever is the first indiana jones is never seen any

BobO'Link
05-09-15, 11:18 PM
terrycloth - you're watching Raiders of the Lost Ark because you didn't know it's the first film of the franchise. :) Plus it's a good one...

All the King's Men (1949), while a fairly good character study, was a rather typical political thriller/potboiler. It all felt rather predictable - maybe it wasn't when released but I doubt it. Broderick turned in a good performance with his character meeting a expected end. Since it won "Best Picture" for that year I looked up the competition: Battleground, The Heiress, A Letter to Three Wives, and Twelve O'Clock High. Of those, I've only seen Twelve O'Clock High but feel it's a better film than All the King's Men.

1. Moulin Rouge (1952)
2. Barry Lyndon (1975)
3. Torn Curtain (1966)
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
5. Skyfall (2012)
6. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
7. Avanti! (1972)
8. Ninotchka (1939)
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street was good but not as good as I was expecting. Other than Dick Powell I thought most of the singing was amateurish and uninspired. I'd certainly not put it amongst the top of the Busby Berkeley films. One of the 3 production final numbers, "(I'm) Young and Healthy", was simply laughable. Maybe it was considered great stuff in 1933 but it suffered from incredibly poor lyrics which repeated too often. While I like the song, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" suffered from a poor tenor (I *hate* "extreme" vibrato in a voice plus his voice didn't fit well with the song), and "42nd Street", another of my favorite songs from that era, had too many scenes which would have been impossible to present on a stage as small as depicted. OK... so it's a musical and you are supposed to forgive such goings on but there are some things I can't let slide. In spite of those issues I still enjoyed the film.

All the King's Men (1949)
All the King's Men (1949), while a farily good character study, was a fairly typical political thriller/potboiler. It all felt rather predictable - maybe it wasn't when released but I doubt it. Broderick turned in a good performance with his character meeting a expected end. Since it won "Best Picture" for that year I looked up the competition: Battleground, The Heiress, A Letter to Three Wives, and Twelve O'Clock High. Of those, I've only seen Twelve O'Clock High but feel it's a better film than All the King's Men.


Question for The Man with the Golden Doujinshi: Do these need to be never-before-seen films or just something from the "unwatched (unopened)" piles? So far I've stuck with the never-before-seen films but the ones in the unopened piles I've seen before outnumber those I've *never* seen by almost 10 to 1.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-10-15, 01:28 AM
Question for The Man with the Golden Doujinshi: Do these need to be never-before-seen films or just something from the "unwatched (unopened)" piles? So far I've stuck with the never-before-seen films but the ones in the unopened piles I've seen before outnumber those I've *never* seen by almost 10 to 1.

Ideally they should be films you've never seen before that have been seen by lots of other people/critically acclaimed type stuff. I think it's a little more fun to see that someone has never seen something like Raiders of the Lost Ark because it gives me a kick to try and get my movie done so I can get someone to watch it for the very first time.

On the other hand, I can give a pass to things someone has seen before but has no memories of and watching it isn't going to make them remember it all before they finished. I have the Zatoichi box set and while I know I've seen a few of those films, I couldn't anything that happens in any of them, nor can I name any title other than the first one.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-10-15, 02:50 AM
Skyfall for Bob

Big Hero 6 was really good. The villain reminded me of Doctor Octopus. Thanks for the push to watch it.

1. Deadly Harvest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074380/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Wolf Creek http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315/reference

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6

BobO'Link
05-10-15, 07:02 PM
It's a Deadly Harvest for you, Mister Peepers. Mainly because it's the only one in your list I've heard of and am too lazy to use a randomizer to pick another. :D

Skyfall was a pretty good Bond film. Horrible theme song, but then there are so few truly "good" ones on Bond films anyway, but otherwise I enjoyed the viewing. A couple of times I felt like it was going on just a bit too long because just *how* many times can the villain escape in a single film? Honestly, I really didn't care for the villain but the action sequences were very good and that's a lot of why you watch a Bond film in the first place. The motorcycle race across the rooftops was *far* more believable, and exciting, than the Tumbler version in Batman Begins (a large part of my dislike for that film). I don't know how I feel about what happened with "M" in this one but it felt organic enough I'm not too bothered.

1. Moulin Rouge (1952)
2. Barry Lyndon (1975)
3. Torn Curtain (1966)
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
5. El Cid (1961)
6. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
7. Avanti! (1972)
8. Ninotchka (1939)
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street was good but not as good as I was expecting. Other than Dick Powell I thought most of the singing was amateurish and uninspired. I'd certainly not put it amongst the top of the Busby Berkeley films. One of the 3 production final numbers, "(I'm) Young and Healthy", was simply laughable. Maybe it was considered great stuff in 1933 but it suffered from incredibly poor lyrics which repeated too often. While I like the song, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" suffered from a poor tenor (I *hate* "extreme" vibrato in a voice plus his voice didn't fit well with the song), and "42nd Street", another of my favorite songs from that era, had too many scenes which would have been impossible to present on a stage as small as depicted. OK... so it's a musical and you are supposed to forgive such goings on but there are some things I can't let slide. In spite of those issues I still enjoyed the film.

All the King's Men (1949)
All the King's Men (1949), while a farily good character study, was a fairly typical political thriller/potboiler. It all felt rather predictable - maybe it wasn't when released but I doubt it. Broderick turned in a good performance with his character meeting a expected end. Since it won "Best Picture" for that year I looked up the competition: Battleground, The Heiress, A Letter to Three Wives, and Twelve O'Clock High. Of those, I've only seen Twelve O'Clock High but feel it's a better film than All the King's Men.

Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall was a pretty good Bond film. Horrible theme song, but then there are so few truly "good" ones on Bond films anyway, but otherwise I enjoyed the viewing. A couple of times I felt like it was going on just a bit too long because just *how* many times can the villain escape in a single film? Honestly, I really didn't care for the villain but the action sequences were very good and that's a lot of why you watch a Bond film in the first place. The motorcycle race across the rooftops was *far* more believable, and exciting, than the Tumbler version in Batman Begins (a large part of my dislike for that film). I don't know how I feel about "M" in this one but it felt organic enough I'm not too bothered.

Nick Danger
05-10-15, 09:04 PM
I bailed on The Man with the Golden Arm after an hour.

The moral of the story seems to be that if you hang around with the same people when you get out of jail, you'll get hooked on drugs again. I don't want to sit through every bad decision.

terrycloth
05-11-15, 12:50 AM
So I started Indiana Jones tonight which so far is a fun film and really enjoying outside of the fasct im laying on my couch at midnight watching it on my tablet....I have a insane fear of spiders and snakes and ever since the opening scene with the spiders Iv felt like Im covered in creepy crawlers....now i get to the snake pit...I had to take a break and compose myself....

terrycloth
05-11-15, 06:28 AM
It's a Deadly Harvest

1. Moulin Rouge (1952)
2. Barry Lyndon (1975)
3. Torn Curtain (1966)
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
5. El Cid (1961)
6. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
7. Avanti! (1972)
8. Ninotchka (1939)
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)


I pick torn Curtains. looks up the titles that one tickled my fancy.

Indiana Jones I enjoyed and kept my attention which is no small feat since it was 130am when i finished it. I was most impressed that at two hours it never felt like it was dragging and had quite a bit of humor...seriously a nazi monkey? and a lot more violent then i was expecting! figured they would of cgi'ed the guns out by now!

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Star wars episode 6
8. Rocky
9. Lucy
10. Bad words

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-11-15, 11:09 AM
I bailed on The Man with the Golden Arm after an hour.

The moral of the story seems to be that if you hang around with the same people when you get out of jail, you'll get hooked on drugs again. I don't want to sit through every bad decision.

I've never seen it but had to go with it from the name. I know how those movies can be. It took me 2 days to get through 30 minutes of Birdman. I saw Norton's big early performance, which was good. Seeing how long and hard it was to get through 30 minutes, I have zero desire to ever revisit it again.

Get a replacement and jump back in :)

davidh777
05-11-15, 11:42 AM
terrycloth, you should watch Star Wars episode 6 in preparation for the new movie.

BobO'Link happened to pick the one title I owned but didn't know where it was at the time :), but I did find A Night at the Opera and enjoyed it. As far as Depression-era comedy goes, I prefer the dancing and Great American Songbook of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, but I liked the humor, especially from the Groucho character (this was my first full Marx Bros. feature). When Astaire took a break from Rogers in a Damsel in Distress, it mixed his usual song-dance with comedy routines from Burns and Allen, which Groucho's repartee reminded me a bit of.

My revised list:

Hello Dolly (1969)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Cover Girl (1944)
Funny Girl (1968)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Nine (2009)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Calamity Jane (1953)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-11-15, 02:08 PM
I'm almost considering putting Boyhood on my list but that movie sounds like something that would drive me insane with boredom. I thought Waking Life was horribly overrated and reminded me of the ideas someone that took sociology 101 in community college would have if they made a film. Some of the things in it are provably wrong, especially some of the rules of dreaming. I barely liked Before Sunrise and Before Sunset more than Waking Life.

I think I've answered my own question about adding it.

Nick Danger
05-11-15, 08:20 PM
terrycloth, you should watch Star Wars episode 6 in preparation for the new movie.

BobO'Link happened to pick the one title I owned but didn't know where it was at the time :), but I did find A Night at the Opera and enjoyed it. As far as Depression-era comedy goes, I prefer the dancing and Great American Songbook of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, but I liked the humor, especially from the Groucho character (this was my first full Marx Bros. feature). When Astaire took a break from Rogers in a Damsel in Distress, it mixed his usual song-dance with comedy routines from Burns and Allen, which Groucho's repartee reminded me a bit of.

My revised list:

Hello Dolly (1969)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Cover Girl (1944)
Funny Girl (1968)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Nine (2009)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Calamity Jane (1953)

I haven't seen any of those movies. But I would like to see your review of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes so that's my choice.

My list:

Inspector General (Danny Kaye) :p
Mr Robinson Crusoe (Douglas Fairbanks)
Chungking Express
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Two English Girls (Truffaut)
Girl Shy (Harold Lloyd)
Platoon
Blacksnake (Russ Meyer)
City Lights
This Man Must Die! (Chabrol)

Damfino
05-12-15, 01:46 AM
My list:

Inspector General (Danny Kaye) :p
Mr Robinson Crusoe (Douglas Fairbanks)
Chungking Express
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Two English Girls (Truffaut)
Girl Shy (Harold Lloyd)
Platoon
Blacksnake (Russ Meyer)
City Lights
This Man Must Die! (Chabrol)

Girl Shy for you! It's always great for me to recommend silent movies.

Human Centipede was a gross out grind house style movie right down to the clichés of a car breaking down on a dark and stormy night and a mad scientist with a lab in his basement.

My updated list:

1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. The Hunger Games
4. The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires
5. Advise and Consent
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. Things to Come

Nick Danger
05-12-15, 08:25 PM
Girl Shy for you! It's always great for me to recommend silent movies.


Says a guy named after a boat.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-13-15, 05:23 PM
The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires for Damfino

Deadly Harvest was pretty fun. Made when there was people complaining about global cooling, it tries to warn us by showing us what could happen if we don't do something to warm up the earth.

1. Let Me In (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Wolf Creek http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315/reference

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest

mrcellophane
05-14-15, 01:20 AM
The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires for Damfino

I love The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires so very much! I watched it for a horror challenge a couple years ago. Watch for Peter Cushing's ridiculously large pith helmet! I want one!

I've just checking in on everyone's progress since I haven't quite worked up the gumption to watch Grave of the Fireflies. I have a three-day weekend coming up and hope to get to it during that time. The film's reputation as the ultimate tearjerker as well as a sudden crush of graduation festivities has kept me away so far.

Also, are everyone's babysitters okay?

terrycloth
05-14-15, 10:23 AM
10. Wolf Creek http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315/reference


I pick Wolf Creek for you as its one of my favorite modern horror

I finished Return of the Jedi and feel validated that iv finally saw the original trilogy and did enjoy it. third was my least favorite of the three. and i would like to track down original releases of these movies before the difference were made as a lot seemed like too much.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Chinatown
8. Rocky
9. Lucy
10. Bad words

lrend
05-14-15, 06:34 PM
I pick Wolf Creek for you as its one of my favorite modern horror

I finished Return of the Jedi and feel validated that iv finally saw the original trilogy and did enjoy it. third was my least favorite of the three. and i would like to track down original releases of these movies before the difference were made as a lot seemed like too much.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Chinatown
8. Rocky
9. Lucy
10. Bad words



I pick Lucy for you. I thoroughly enjoyed it when I saw it in theaters.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
7. Stand By Me (1986)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Rain Man (1988)

terrycloth
05-14-15, 10:13 PM
7. Stand By Me (1986)


One of my childhood memories was watching this movie...i never remembered anything except one scene from this movie but would always watch it when i was younger. rewatched it last yr and loved every minute
...Enjoy!\

LUCY i enjoyed more then i thought i would. My friends hated it when they saw it and we usually have similar taste in movies. The first hour was exactly what i want from a action movie and was a lot of fun the last 20 minutes or so felt too rushed to me but would watch again.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Star wars episode 6
8. Rocky
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-15-15, 12:49 PM
One of my childhood memories was watching this movie...i never remembered anything except one scene from this movie but would always watch it when i was younger. rewatched it last yr and loved every minute
...Enjoy!\

LUCY i enjoyed more then i thought i would. My friends hated it when they saw it and we usually have similar taste in movies. The first hour was exactly what i want from a action movie and was a lot of fun the last 20 minutes or so felt too rushed to me but would watch again.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The fly
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Star wars episode 6
8. Rocky
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

Star Wars jumped back on your list

davidh777
05-15-15, 12:54 PM
Star Wars jumped back on your list

He liked it so much he hoped someone would pick it again for him. :)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-15-15, 01:49 PM
5. The fly

I'd been putting Wolf Creek off because I'd heard complaints about it but I thought it was good, despite any flaws. I liked it enough for it to go back on my shelf instead of finding a new home in my "to sell" pile. I think the first part could have been reworked some. I know it was to introduce us to the characters but it didn't fit in with the rest of the movie for me.

1. Let Me In (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Scream 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek

terrycloth
05-15-15, 04:49 PM
Iv been meaning to watch the fly for awhile now...trying to make it thru not realizing two of my least liked actress/actors are in it with Jeff Goldbum and Geena davis.

terrycloth
05-15-15, 06:19 PM
1. Let Me In (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/reference

[/spoiler]

I was very hesitant to see this film as I love Let the right one in...but really enjoyed it so theres my pick!

It took me three attempts to get thru the first 20 minutes of The Fly but im glad I stuck with it. really enjoyed the second half curious to know if the seq is worth a watch??

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Chinatown
8. Rocky
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

BobO'Link
05-15-15, 07:20 PM
It took me three attempts to get thru the first 20 minutes of The Fly but im glad I stuck with it. really enjoyed the second half curious to know if the seq is worth a watch??
No. Not at all. Watch the original 1958 film with David Hedison and Vincent Price instead. Well... OK... watch The Fly II for the special effects but don't expect much of a story and don't expect it to be a film you'll want to watch again at some point.

lrend
05-15-15, 07:40 PM
I was very hesitant to see this film as I love Let the right one in...but really enjoyed it so theres my pick!

It took me three attempts to get thru the first 20 minutes of The Fly but im glad I stuck with it. really enjoyed the second half curious to know if the seq is worth a watch??

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Chinatown
8. Rocky
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark


I haven't seen it but everyone says that Rocky is really good so I pick that for you.

I watched Stand By Me and even though parts of it were sad I thought that it was a really good movie for that time. I'm glad I finally watched it.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Rain Man (1988)

Movies I've Seen So Far

Stand By Me

terrycloth
05-15-15, 08:44 PM
I just wanna say thanks for posting this thread! I have a huge unwatched pile and spend more time looking thru it then watching from it. Now onto Rocky!

BobO'Link
05-15-15, 09:38 PM
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

You need to watch some older stuff lrend so it's Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Torn Curtain was OK, but *just* OK. I think I was expecting more from a Hitchcock film but really don't know why as a few of his more highly rated works I've seen I just didn't understand *why* they were considered to be so great. I'd consider Torn Curtain to be the least of Hitchcock's films I've seen. It *looked* like it was filmed on a back lot and had far too much mediocre rear screen material. Newman had a fairly good performance but nothing great. Andrews' performance seemed mostly phoned in. It really felt more like a romance film than a spy/thriller. The best scene was when he and the woman at the farm killed the spy. The rest was pretty blah.

I couldn't wait for someone to pick OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and watched it a few days back. I really enjoyed it - so much so that as soon as I took it out of the player I ordered the sequel. I liked the goofy charm, and constant smile, Jean Dujardin brought to the main character. It's funny, frequently politically incorrect, sometimes rude, and a very good spy spoof. Kind of a cross between Bond and Clouseau. It played more like a product of the years it was spoofing, ~1955, rather than one of the 2000s.

1. Moulin Rouge (1952) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044926/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Police Story 2 (1988) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095403/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089841/reference
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027686/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street was good but not as good as I was expecting. Other than Dick Powell I thought most of the singing was amateurish and uninspired. I'd certainly not put it amongst the top of the Busby Berkeley films. One of the 3 production final numbers, "(I'm) Young and Healthy", was simply laughable. Maybe it was considered great stuff in 1933 but it suffered from incredibly poor lyrics which repeated too often. While I like the song, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" suffered from a poor tenor (I *hate* "extreme" vibrato in a voice plus his voice didn't fit well with the song), and "42nd Street", another of my favorite songs from that era, had too many scenes which would have been impossible to present on a stage as small as depicted. OK... so it's a musical and you are supposed to forgive such goings on but there are some things I can't let slide. In spite of those issues I still enjoyed the film.

All the King's Men (1949)
All the King's Men (1949), while a farily good character study, was a fairly typical political thriller/potboiler. It all felt rather predictable - maybe it wasn't when released but I doubt it. Broderick turned in a good performance with his character meeting a expected end. Since it won "Best Picture" for that year I looked up the competition: Battleground, The Heiress, A Letter to Three Wives, and Twelve O'Clock High. Of those, I've only seen Twelve O'Clock High but feel it's a better film than All the King's Men.

Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall was a pretty good Bond film. Horrible theme song, but then there are so few truly "good" ones on Bond films anyway, but otherwise I enjoyed the viewing. A couple of times I felt like it was going on just a bit too long because just *how* many times can the villain escape in a single film? Honestly, I really didn't care for the villain but the action sequences were very good and that's a lot of why you watch a Bond film in the first place. The motorcycle race across the rooftops was *far* more believable, and exciting, than the Tumbler version in Batman Begins (a large part of my dislike for that film). I don't know how I feel about "M" in this one but it felt organic enough I'm not too bothered.

Torn Curtain (1966)
Torn Curtain was OK, but *just* OK. I think I was expecting more from a Hitchcock film but really don't know why as a few of his more highly rated works I've seen I just didn't understand *why* they were considered to be so great. I'd consider Torn Curtain to be the least of Hitchcock's films I've seen. It *looked* like it was filmed on a back lot and had far too much mediocre rear screen material. Newman had a fairly good performance but nothing great. Andrews' performance seemed mostly phoned in. It really felt more like a romance film than a spy/thriller. The best scene was when he and the woman at the farm killed the spy. The rest was pretty blah.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
I couldn't wait for someone to pick OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and watched it a few days back. I really enjoyed it - so much so that as soon as I took it out of the player I ordered the sequel. I liked the goofy charm, and constant smile, Jean Dujardin brought to the main character. It's funny, frequently politically incorrect, sometimes rude, and a very good spy spoof. Kind of a cross between Bond and Clouseau. It played more like a product of the years it was spoofing, ~1955, rather than one of the 2000s.

terrycloth
05-15-15, 10:58 PM
6. Police Story 2 (1988) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095403/reference

Because you can never go wrong with Jackie Chan

Rocky was enjoyable. Im surprised at how little it had the match in it which i appreciated will have to add the sequels in later

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Chinatown
8. Casablanca
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

Rocky
The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

hbsvb
05-16-15, 12:30 AM
7. Chinatown


I finally managed to watch Eraserhead tonight. I can't say I really liked it, but I was fascinated by it, especially the visuals. It is one I definitely want to watch a second time.


Avatar (2009)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
La Cage Aux Folles (1978)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015

mcline87
05-16-15, 10:43 AM
Avatar (2009)



There were a lot of good choices on your list but I kind of feel this is one of those "must see once" films. The effort James Cameron went through in making this film and the sheer revenue it pulled in make it a must watch. Plus on a more sad and personal note I'll never forget coming out the theater with my sister to learn that my former 9th grade english teacher had passed away. So it holds a special place for me. Hope it's at least tolerable for you!

And here's my list:

1. The Interview (Netflix)
2. Snowpiercer (Netflix)
3. Brick Mansions (Netflix)
4. Rain Man (Unwatched)
5. Prisoners (Unwatched)
6. 3 Days To Kill (Unwatched)
7. Palo Alto (Amazon Prime)
8. Locke (Amazon Prime)
9. Blade Runner (DVR)
10. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (HBO GO)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-16-15, 01:34 PM
4. Rain Man (Unwatched)


Hope you like the man of rain.

I put off Let Me In since I figured it was going to be a lame remake but it was really good. Glad my wife bought it used from Blockbuster, which should show how long that's been sitting on my shelf.

Let Me In came out in 2010, so to replace it, I traveled back in time 100 years and found Frankenstein.

1. Frankenstein (1910) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0001223/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Scream 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In

BobO'Link
05-16-15, 04:16 PM
1. Frankenstein (1910) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0001223/reference
You've participated in the SF/Fantasy *and* Horror challenges and haven't seen this one yet?!? Shame on you! Let's get that fixed! :)

Because you can never go wrong with Jackie Chan
You are so right! I've yet to view a "bad" Jackie Chan film, and I've seen quite a lot of them. I really like his earlier works and wish they'd all get good transfers in OAR and Language.

Police Story 2 is another good Jackie Chan film. Lots of action with excellent fighting scenes. I enjoyed how it opened with a "Reader's Digest" showing of Police Story (with Jackie singing the theme no less!).

1. Moulin Rouge (1952) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044926/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Mrs. Miniver (1942) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089841/reference
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027686/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street was good but not as good as I was expecting. Other than Dick Powell I thought most of the singing was amateurish and uninspired. I'd certainly not put it amongst the top of the Busby Berkeley films. One of the 3 production final numbers, "(I'm) Young and Healthy", was simply laughable. Maybe it was considered great stuff in 1933 but it suffered from incredibly poor lyrics which repeated too often. While I like the song, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" suffered from a poor tenor (I *hate* "extreme" vibrato in a voice plus his voice didn't fit well with the song), and "42nd Street", another of my favorite songs from that era, had too many scenes which would have been impossible to present on a stage as small as depicted. OK... so it's a musical and you are supposed to forgive such goings on but there are some things I can't let slide. In spite of those issues I still enjoyed the film.

All the King's Men (1949)
All the King's Men (1949), while a farily good character study, was a fairly typical political thriller/potboiler. It all felt rather predictable - maybe it wasn't when released but I doubt it. Broderick turned in a good performance with his character meeting a expected end. Since it won "Best Picture" for that year I looked up the competition: Battleground, The Heiress, A Letter to Three Wives, and Twelve O'Clock High. Of those, I've only seen Twelve O'Clock High but feel it's a better film than All the King's Men.

Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall was a pretty good Bond film. Horrible theme song, but then there are so few truly "good" ones on Bond films anyway, but otherwise I enjoyed the viewing. A couple of times I felt like it was going on just a bit too long because just *how* many times can the villain escape in a single film? Honestly, I really didn't care for the villain but the action sequences were very good and that's a lot of why you watch a Bond film in the first place. The motorcycle race across the rooftops was *far* more believable, and exciting, than the Tumbler version in Batman Begins (a large part of my dislike for that film). I don't know how I feel about "M" in this one but it felt organic enough I'm not too bothered.

Torn Curtain (1966)
Torn Curtain was OK, but *just* OK. I think I was expecting more from a Hitchcock film but really don't know why as a few of his more highly rated works I've seen I just didn't understand *why* they were considered to be so great. I'd consider Torn Curtain to be the least of Hitchcock's films I've seen. It *looked* like it was filmed on a back lot and had far too much mediocre rear screen material. Newman had a fairly good performance but nothing great. Andrews' performance seemed mostly phoned in. It really felt more like a romance film than a spy/thriller. The best scene was when he and the woman at the farm killed the spy. The rest was pretty blah.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
I couldn't wait for someone to pick OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and watched it a few days back. I really enjoyed it - so much so that as soon as I took it out of the player I ordered the sequel. I liked the goofy charm, and constant smile, Jean Dujardin brought to the main character. It's funny, frequently politically incorrect, sometimes rude, and a very good spy spoof. Kind of a cross between Bond and Clouseau. It played more like a product of the years it was spoofing, ~1955, rather than one of the 2000s.

Police Story 2 (1988)
Police Story 2 is another good Jackie Chan film. Lots of action with excellent fighting scenes. I enjoyed how it opened with a "Reader's Digest" showing of Police Story (with Jackie singing the theme no less!).

lrend
05-16-15, 05:04 PM
1. Moulin Rouge (1952)



I haven't seen any of the movies on your list but let's go with Moulin Rouge.

I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and I enjoyed it but at times Holly Golightly got on my nerves. I felt like she was an airhead, which I'm sure is how they wanted her to be perceived, even though she actually had a sad history.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Rain Man (1988)

terrycloth
05-16-15, 10:02 PM
my niece came over and couldnt talk her into watching chinatown as she finds Jack very creepy but I did watch the next unwatched movie I was gonna put on my list in UHF. so surprised I never watched this when i was younger

sleepyhead55
05-17-15, 04:25 AM
10. Rain Man (1988)

My List:

1. Platoon (1986)
2. Prisoners (2013)
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4. A Clockwork Orange (1967)
5. Eyes Wide Shut (1998)
6. Superman (1978)
7. Logan's Run (1976)
8. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
9. Alien (1979)
10. Miami Vice (2006)

Ash Ketchum
05-17-15, 07:22 AM
You want a list of classic films to see that you might not have seen yet?

Yesterday was National Classic Film Day and the Classic Film & TV Café hosted a "My Favorite Classic Movie" blogathon:

http://www.classicfilmtvcafe.com/2015/03/a-blogathon-in-celebration-of-inaugural.html

My entry is on PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948).

mcline87
05-17-15, 09:16 AM
2. Prisoners (2013)


I choose Prisoners for you since it is also on my list and I would like to hear your thoughts on it before I watch it myself.

I watched Rain Man and all I can say is why did I not watch this earlier? I thoroughly enjoyed the performances of Cruise and Hoffman and the progression of Cruise's character from the beginning to the end was phenomenal. I will definitely watch again!

My list:
1. The Interview (Netflix)
2. Snowpiercer (Netflix)
3. Brick Mansions (Netflix)
4. Back To The Future (Unwatched)
5. Prisoners (Unwatched)
6. 3 Days To Kill (Unwatched)
7. Palo Alto (Amazon Prime)
8. Locke (Amazon Prime)
9. Blade Runner (DVR)
10. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (HBO GO)

Movies Watched:

1. Rain Main

BobO'Link
05-17-15, 01:11 PM
9. Blade Runner (DVR)

You're up for Blade Runner while you await your opinion on Prisoners from sleepyhead55.

I'm a huge fan of the works of Philip K. Dick whose "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is the basis for Blade Runner. It's also a very good film. Out of curiousity, which version do you have?

I really enjoyed Moulin Rouge (1952). I picked this one up several years ago at BL and have just held off viewing it. I shouldn't have. It's a fairly good biopic of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Like all such films it differs a bit from reported events but not enough to be a issue. It was interesting how they pulled off the stunted legs of Henri. Essentially you never saw him walking up close, only at a distance, which allowed the costume to hide the fact a normal man was walking along. I was surprised to find José Ferrer played both Henri *and* his father, Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec. While that didn't work as well as I think the film makers wanted, it was passable enough since Alphonse had little screen time. I was also surprised to see Peter Cushing in a minor role as well as Zsa Zsa Gabor (I'd not really looked closely at the sleve) in a somewhat major role.

1. Design for Living (1933) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Police Story 2 (1988) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095403/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. Prizzi's Honor (1985) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089841/reference
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027686/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
All the King's Men (1949)
Skyfall (2012)
Torn Curtain (1966)
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Moulin Rouge (1952)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-17-15, 05:43 PM
10. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027686/reference


I watched this years ago and remember I really ended up liking it.

The best part of Frankenstein was the special effects of the monster coming together. It reminded me of Frank coming together in Hellraiser, yet Frankenstein was released in 1910. I'd even make an animated gif of it if I had any clue as to how to make one, and any inspiration to look up how to do it.

1. The Housemaid (aka Hanyo) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150980/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Scream 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-17-15, 05:45 PM
You're up for Blade Runner while you await your opinion on Prisoners from sleepyhead55.

I'm a huge fan of the works of Philip K. Dick whose "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is the basis for Blade Runner. It's also a very good film. Out of curiousity, which version do you have?

I was wondering which version as well. I tried watching it as a kid a few times and found it boring as hell. I wouldn't be surprised if I was just too young to get into it. I did buy the limited edition suitcase set but never got around to watching it before I sold it for a good price after it went out of print.

Nick Danger
05-17-15, 07:54 PM
7. A Bullet for a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067142/


I've never heard of any of the movies on your list, but this looks like the most fun.

We watched Girl Shy. It was highly entertaining. The movie concluded with an outrageous chase scene, where he steals a car from a bootlegger, a motorcycle from a cop, a team of horses from a construction crew, and saves the girl from being married to a villain at the laaaaaaaaaaast moment.

Nick Danger
05-17-15, 08:15 PM
My list:



1 Mr Robinson Crusoe http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023243/

2 Chungking Express http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/

3 Unbearable Lightness of Being http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096332/

4 Two English Girls http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066989/

5 The Debt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225535/combined

6 Platoon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/

7 Blacksnake http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069796/

8 The Black Raven http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035679/

9 This Man Must Die! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064861/

10 Inspector General http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041509/

Movies watched:
Hunchback of Notre Dame
50% of The Man with the Golden Arm
Girl Shy

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-17-15, 11:19 PM
I've never heard of any of the movies on your list, but this looks like the most fun.

Not even Scream 4?

terrycloth
05-18-15, 08:06 AM
My list:



1 Mr Robinson Crusoe

Enjoy this movie will eventually make it on my list.

Chinatown im glad to have gotten to its been in my unwatched pile for over a year when i bought it after hearing about it. this was a perfect role for jack not over the top of a personality with a solid story.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Grave of the Fireflies
8. Casablanca
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

Chinatown
Rocky
The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

Nick Danger
05-18-15, 10:50 AM
Not even Scream 4?

Nope. I thought they stopped with 3.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-18-15, 12:52 PM
Nope. I thought they stopped with 3.

I thought the first one was ok at best and didn't care much more for any sequels. I know I've had to sit through the second one a few times and I've seen the third at least once but it was completely forgettable. I recall people saying the 4th was good but based on the imdb rating, that sounds like a vocal minority.


7. Grave of the Fireflies


If you like this, check out Barefoot Gen. It's not as highly rated but I liked it too.

A Bullet for a Stranger was pretty average. I choose it because I was working on a top 50 Spaghetti Westerns list at icheckmovies.com and it had bumped another movie off the list. It also didn't help that my copy had some bad distortion in the audio but I don't think better audio would have made it any more interesting. It was one of those films where it didn't follow the two sets of heroes all that well and should have focused on one or the other.

1. The Housemaid (aka Hanyo) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150980/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Scream 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger

mrcellophane
05-18-15, 02:30 PM
After putting it off for over a week, I finally sat down and watched Grave of the Fireflies. The film earns its reputation as the ultimate tearjerker, and I found myself crying a lot. (The last time I lost it that hard was watching Selma.) The story and the animation are both beautiful and moving. The characters really felt like children working through horrific circumstances with childish logic and naivete. I thought the juxtaposition of those directly effected by war and those not was shocking. The main characters' aunt cannot really understand what they are going through and can only think of the war through the lens of food rations.

Anyway, I'm glad that I finally watched it. Hopefully the next film won't reduce me to tears!

mrcellophane
05-18-15, 02:33 PM
1. The Housemaid (aka Hanyo) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150980/reference

The Housemaid, The Housemaid! You're going to watch The Housemaid! I watched this early this year and want to get your opinion.

On my own list, I've replaced Grave of the Fireflies with Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise. I've been meaning to see it for quite some time. Apparently, part of it was filmed in a cheap hotel my parents stopped at during their Honeymoon road trip.


Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Thelma & Louise
Celebrity
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet


Films Watched
--- Ran (5/6/15)
--- Grave of the Fireflies (5/17/15)

BobO'Link
05-18-15, 07:33 PM
Thelma & Louise. I've been meaning to see it for quite some time. Apparently, part of it was filmed in a cheap hotel my parents stopped at during their Honeymoon road trip.
With history like that don't put it off any longer! :)

Gold Diggers of 1937 was a pleasant diversion. Who knew there's a "The Life Insurance Song" with lines like: "You'll get pie in the sky when you die, die, die if you buy, buy, buy Life Insurance" and "You'll be in gravy when you're in the grave"! Hilarious! For a minute I felt like I was watching a Mel Brooks film! In spite of being cast alongside Dick Powell in *10* musicals Joan Blondell does *not* sing but "talks" her lyrics! I don't know if I've ever heard her sing but that was odd. Normally they'll just use someone else to sing for you if you can't do it (Like Zsa Zsa Gabor in Moulin Rouge who I think was dubbed and didn't sing herself). Overall it's a fairly cliche film, but may not have been in 1936. It was still enjoyable in spite of essentially knowing how it'd all work out in the end. The flag sequence with the girls standing on blacked out pilars is quite interesting.


Design for Living (1933) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference

Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference

EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference

Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference

El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference

Mrs. Miniver (1942) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/reference

Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference

Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference

Prizzi's Honor (1985) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089841/reference

Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference


Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
All the King's Men (1949)
Skyfall (2012)
Torn Curtain (1966)
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

sleepyhead55
05-18-15, 09:22 PM
Design for Living (1933) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference

Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference

EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference

Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference

El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference

Police Story 2 (1988) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095403/reference

Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference

Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference

Prizzi's Honor (1985) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089841/reference

Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference


Films watched:

42nd Street (1933)
All the King's Men (1949)
Skyfall (2012)
Torn Curtain (1966)
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)


Prizzi's Honor (1985). It's the only one I've seen on the list.

So I watched, Prisoners today and it was very good. The acting is top notch and the characters are portrayed realistically for the most part. It's an intelligent film that probably demands to be seen more than once. I missed a bunch of stuff that I ended up reading up on at the imdb board.

1. Platoon (1986)
2. Sleeper (1973)
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4. A Clockwork Orange (1967)
5. Eyes Wide Shut (1998)
6. Superman (1978)
7. Logan's Run (1976)
8. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
9. Alien (1979)
10. Miami Vice (2006)

hbsvb
05-18-15, 11:31 PM
9. Alien (1979)

There were several from your list I wanted to pick, but had to go with Alien.

I managed to watch Avatar tonight and enjoyed it very much. I think the reason it sat in my unwatched pile for so long is the length. For some reason, when I pick a movie to watch, I rarely pick one longer than 2 hours much less one that is longer than 2 1/2 hours.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
La Cage Aux Folles (1978)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-19-15, 12:04 PM
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Same advice for you. If you like this, check out Barefoot Gen. It's not as highly rated but I liked it too.

The Housemaid was easily one of the best films I've seen this year. I got a glimpse from comments about it that the ending was unexpected but it still caught me off guard.

1. Threads http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Scream 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)

mcline87
05-19-15, 08:17 PM
10. Scream 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/

I choose Scream 4 for you for one because it's the only movie on your list that I have heard of! The Scream films are different from a lot of other horror films/franchises in that they don't try to take themselves too seriously. Have fun with this one! It's not as good as number 1 but still a fun ride!

I tried to watch Blade Runner but I could not for the life of me get into it. I don't know if it was because I was tired from a long day at work or what but I just couldn't stay engaged in the story. I'm counting it as watched and taking it off the list but I will leave it on the DVR for another day to see if I like it more.

My list:
1. The Interview (Netflix)
2. Snowpiercer (Netflix)
3. Brick Mansions (Netflix)
4. Back To The Future (Unwatched)
5. Prisoners (Unwatched)
6. 3 Days To Kill (Unwatched)
7. Palo Alto (Amazon Prime)
8. Locke (Amazon Prime)
9. Her (DVR)
10. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (HBO GO)

Movies Watched:

1. Rain Main
2. Blade Runner

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-20-15, 12:36 AM
4. Back To The Future (Unwatched)

Have you seen any of the sequels yet?

As for Scream 4, I'm not big on the whole meta horror thing, this isn't something I'd watch again. I thought it was dull and went on too long but I thought it was better than any of the sequals, even though that isn't saying much. Having a knife go into and out of people sure is noisy. I think part of why I didn't care for the series is because I was raised on 70s and 80s horror and Scream comes off as a more serious horror parody than a real horror film. There's no real terror in them, for me at least. I can't believe this is the start of a new trilogy unless the reason is that they're really lazy in coming up with something that isn't just horror movie rules over and over.

1. Threads http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4

davidh777
05-20-15, 04:47 PM
8. Ambush Valley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027289/


I thought my list was obscure, but Scream 4 was the last one on your list I'd heard of. :lol: But it's hard to go wrong with a Western, so let's say Ambush Valley.

I liked watching Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I'd seen the Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend number, of course (and Madonna's tribute), but it was even longer and more elaborate than I realized, with a feel similar to Singin' in the Rain's Broadway Melody number. The film also had a strong similarity to White Christmas, I guess with the buddy angle, singing each other's number, etc. I was a little disappointed with the ditzy Marilyn persona. I know the character says she just does it for men (which doesn't make it right), but it kind of reinforces many people's image of Marilyn, which is probably based on just a few clips. I don't know a ton about her myself other than a few films and the My Weekend with Marilyn feature, but I know she's taken on meatier roles than what we're accustomed to seeing.

My revised list, now alphabetized to remove implications of preference:

Babes in Arms (1939)
Calamity Jane (1953)
Cover Girl (1944)
Funny Girl (1968)
Hello Dolly (1969)
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Nine (2009)
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
3 Godfathers (1948)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-20-15, 05:52 PM
I thought my list was obscure, but Scream 4 was the last one on your list I'd heard of. :lol: But it's hard to go wrong with a Western, so let's say Ambush Valley.

I only know a little about a couple of mine. Warrior came out within the last few years and I can recognize the cover.

Threads was some 80s Soviet invasion film with nukes that freaked out and scared a bunch of people in England when it aired on BBC. I saw some shows talking about the reality of it that aired shortly after it was shown, over on youtube, so I might check some of those out when Threads get's picked.

terrycloth
05-20-15, 06:50 PM
I tried to watch Blade Runner but I could not for the life of me get into it. I don't know if it was because I was tired from a long day at work or what but I just couldn't stay engaged in the story. I'm counting it as watched and taking it off the list but I will leave it on the DVR for another day to see if I like it more.



im in the same boat. so many people were amazed i never saw this film so i bought it and despite 4 or 5 times i just cant get into it for whatever reason it just doesnt interest me

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-20-15, 07:02 PM
im in the same boat. so many people were amazed i never saw this film so i bought it and despite 4 or 5 times i just cant get into it for whatever reason it just doesnt interest me

And all this time I thought I was the only one.

sleepyhead55
05-20-15, 07:57 PM
im in the same boat. so many people were amazed i never saw this film so i bought it and despite 4 or 5 times i just cant get into it for whatever reason it just doesnt interest me

I've seen it twice. And have come to the conclusion that you have. I hated it the first time I saw it. Well the second time I liked the second half of the film a lot more than the first half. The first half nearly put me to sleep though for some reason. I just find it overrated and will probably just watch it for challenge purposes. The Rutger Hauer character is probably the best thing in the film aside from the cinematography.

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)


I haven't seen any of these but this is the only film on the list that I own, so I picked it.

I watched Alien today and found it a lot more interesting than Alien II which I saw on DVD a few years ago. There's a lot more suspense in this one and there's are interesting little side plots (i.e. Ripley challenging the predominately male authority of the ship and human survival vs scientific discovery) that make the film multi dimensional.

Platoon (1986)
Sleeper (1973)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
A Clockwork Orange (1967)
Eyes Wide Shut (1998)
Superman (1978)
Logan's Run (1976)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Miami Vice (2006)
Trust (1990)

Movies watched:


Prisoners (2013)
Alien (1979)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-20-15, 11:46 PM
Logan's Run (1976)

Have you seen Soylent Green? I always thought this pair made a decent double feature.

Ambush Valley wasn't bad. Just a typical early western with a sheriff wearing an almost comically oversized hat.

1. Threads http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/reference

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. Mr. Vampire http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089371/reference

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley

mcline87
05-22-15, 12:42 PM
1. Threads http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/reference


Seeing as I have never heard of any of the movies on your list I figured I'd just start at the top and choose Threads!

I watched Back To The Future this morning and again am finally glad I got around to it. Being a movie fan my whole life I can't believe this was my first viewing of it. I really enjoyed Fox's and Lloyd's performances and can't wait to add the other two onto my list at a later point!

My list:
1. The Interview (Netflix)
2. Snowpiercer (Netflix)
3. Brick Mansions (Netflix)
4. Captain Phillips (Unwatched)
5. Prisoners (Unwatched)
6. 3 Days To Kill (Unwatched)
7. Palo Alto (Amazon Prime)
8. Locke (Amazon Prime)
9. Her (DVR)
10. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (HBO GO)

Movies Watched:
Rain Man
Blade Runner
Back To The Future

terrycloth
05-22-15, 10:48 PM
9. Her (DVR)

my pick for you. i was surprised on how much i enjoyed this movie.

I watched grave of the firefly...wtf i was having a good day. its amazing how much this movie got to me. i will now make sure everyone that puts this on their list will get picked.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Snowpiercer
8. Casablanca
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

Grave of the Fireflies
Chinatown
Rocky
The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-22-15, 11:45 PM
5. The Iron Giant

More doom and gloom for you.

Threads was doom and gloom. While it seemed pretty realistic with how a nuclear war could go down, and the decade that follows, I was getting bored by the end. I can see why people were getting upset about it at the time.

1. Night of the Living Dead (1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100258

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. Mr. Vampire http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089371/reference

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads

BobO'Link
05-23-15, 02:00 PM
8. Mr. Vampire http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089371/reference


I was all set to say "What!?!?! You've not seen Night of the Living Dead!?!?!" when I see it's the remake and not the original. SO with *that* in mind I choose for you Mr. Vampire as it sounds like a incredibly fun film.

Once again I watch a film expecting more than what was delivered. A film I purchased mainly due to the lead actors, Prizzi's Honor was not bad but just not my thing. I know it's supposed to be a dark comedy, possibly a spoof of sorts, of the "Mafia" genre and maybe that's why I didn't get into it as much. I generally do not care for or watch "Mafia" movies. It's also possible that it's not really as funny as I was expecting. It *does* have a few nice twists and turns but frequently feels cliche' (but then it's a 30 year old film and may have been fresh in 85) - then it just ends rather abruptly. It also felt overly long and I kept checking the clock the last hour or so. I'm glad I've seen it but it'll not be high on the rewatch list.

1. Design for Living (1933) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Mrs. Miniver (1942) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. American Beauty (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169547/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

Darkgod
05-24-15, 03:25 PM
I'll bite...

I pick American Beauty for you.

1. Touch of Evil
2. Seven Samaraui
3. Breathless
4. M
5. Double Indemnity
6. Badlands
7. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
8. Laura
9. Blue Velvet
10. Slumdog Millionaire

hbsvb
05-24-15, 11:53 PM
5. Double Indemnity


Double Indemnity for you, Darkgod.

I sat down tonight with my box of tissues to watch Grave of the Fireflies. It was definitely an emotional movie, but I'm glad I finally watched it.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
La Cage Aux Folles (1978)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15

BobO'Link
05-25-15, 12:56 AM
La Cage Aux Folles (1978)
*OR*
Alice in Wonderland (2010)


You get La Cage Aux Folles but *only* if you watch in the original language with subtitles. If you'll not do that then it's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first time I saw La Cage... I thought I was going to hurt myself laughing! I watched the dubbed version later and it's not nearly as funny but still better than the remake.

American Beauty... what can I say. I tend to dislike many "highly rated" films and this one was no exception. The blurb on the back of the case said it's "wickedly funny" but I disagree. There was *some* humor but nothing made me laugh out loud and it most certainly was *not* funny, much less wickedly so. I found it mostly depressing. It *did* have some good acting but the best thing about the film was the rock music used as a "score." Yet another acclaimed film that goes in my "probably won't watch again" pile.

I actually picked this one up and put it down several times over several months before I finally made the purchase because it won "Best Picture" for the year in which it was released. Since 1966 there have been only a dozen or so "Best Picture" winning films I've seen that I'd willingly give a second viewing. In the majority of those years I vastly prefer many of the losing films over the winners I've seen and have gotten to where I rarely bother watching the winning film unless it's of a genre I enjoy. I should have trusted my instincts.

1. Design for Living (1933) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Mrs. Miniver (1942) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-25-15, 12:09 PM
I liked American Beauty but I don't remember anything funny about it. Maybe some dark comedy to it? It's been awhile since I've seen it.

shadokitty
05-25-15, 12:29 PM
After putting it off for over a week, I finally sat down and watched Grave of the Fireflies. The film earns its reputation as the ultimate tearjerker, and I found myself crying a lot. (The last time I lost it that hard was watching Selma.) The story and the animation are both beautiful and moving. The characters really felt like children working through horrific circumstances with childish logic and naivete. I thought the juxtaposition of those directly effected by war and those not was shocking. The main characters' aunt cannot really understand what they are going through and can only think of the war through the lens of food rations.

Anyway, I'm glad that I finally watched it. Hopefully the next film won't reduce me to tears!

I cried during Grave of the Fireflies too. The hardest part for me was when his little sister died of starvation. What a horrible way to die.

The movie really showed the horrors of war.

I'm considering joining in, but need to compile a list.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-25-15, 12:52 PM
Watch Barefoot Gen to possibly cry again.

davidh777
05-25-15, 03:26 PM
American Beauty... what can I say. I tend to dislike many "highly rated" films and this one was no exception. The blurb on the back of the case said it's "wickedly funny" but I disagree. There was *some* humor but nothing made me laugh out loud and it most certainly was *not* funny, much less wickedly so. I found it mostly depressing. It *did* have some good acting but the best thing about the film was the rock music used as a "score." Yet another acclaimed film that goes in my "probably won't watch again" pile.

I actually picked this one up and put it down several times over several months before I finally made the purchase because it won "Best Picture" for the year in which it was released. Since 1966 there have been only a dozen or so "Best Picture" winning films I've seen that I'd willingly give a second viewing. In the majority of those years I vastly prefer many of the losing films over the winners I've seen and have gotten to where I rarely bother watching the winning film unless it's of a genre I enjoy. I should have trusted my instincts.

I liked American Beauty but I don't remember anything funny about it. Maybe some dark comedy to it? It's been awhile since I've seen it.

American Beauty knocked my socks off when I saw it in theaters. I saw it again years later, and it was fine but not nearly as impactful as I remembered. Maybe the style or voice was innovative for the time but not so much as the years passed--I dunno. There was definitely humor, but that was more of a break from the bleakness of it all.

BobO'Link
05-25-15, 03:53 PM
...There was definitely humor, but that was more of a break from the bleakness of it all.
But that last hour seemingly had *no* breaks from the bleakness. I was so down after it ended that I didn't go back to my MYO "I Spy" challenge but put in S5 of the British Men Behaving Badly to get a few needed laughs and lighten my mood. It was such a downer that I intentionally replaced it with a "comedy" in my list.

hbsvb
05-25-15, 09:34 PM
You get La Cage Aux Folles but *only* if you watch in the original language with subtitles.

Of course I watched it in the original language with subtitles. :)

I enjoyed it, but I have to say that I did like the remake better. Perhaps it is just that I saw the remake first.


6. Mrs. Miniver (1942) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/reference


Mrs. Miniver for you BobO.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15

lrend
05-25-15, 10:35 PM
Alice in Wonderland (2010)




I pick Alice in Wonderland for you.

I watched Rain Man and I enjoyed it. Moments of it were sad but all together it was a good movie.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-28-15, 11:16 PM
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Have you seen the original?

Mr. Vampire reminded me when I went through a Chinese horror phase a little over 10 years ago with Netflix. This was one of the better ones and really wish they'd release them again as a complete set in blu-ray but I'd also settle for dvd. My wife said she watched them all as a kid and while the series started out good, it started to wear out when it came to the comedy.

I also screwed up on this pick. When I went to watch the movie, I remembered Bob talking about Night of the Living Dead, so I watched that. Then when I finished, I remembered that wasn't the pick at all. I thought it was close but no cigar. I didn't buy Barbara going from hysterical female that can't talk to strongest lead in the film. I also listened to the end of the commentary and I don't know if it's just this part or Savini does this regularly, but he was describing the last scene and there was a guy mixed in with the crowd taking pictures. You were 1) supposed to notice him in the crowd, even though he didn't stand out and 2) realize that the snapshots at the very end were supposed to be the pictures he was taking. I'm glad I sold the blu-ray before I opened it, since it had the awful blue tint to it, which would have made it hard to see anything since most of this takes place in the dark. I now plan on ditching my dvd as well.

1. Frankenweenie (1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. I Sell the Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead

Damfino
05-29-15, 03:31 AM
10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/

The only movie on your list that I've seen, so it's next for you!

---

I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

When I first heard about this unlikely joint venture between the Hammer and the Shaw brothers studios I knew I had to see it, so I bought a copy, shelved it and forgot about it until now.

The movie features some great martial arts choreography and vampires getting dusted Buffy style, but in slow motion! In short, I loved it! Cushing leads what is essentially a vampire hunting safari in China, so the pith helmet was appropriate.


Watch for Peter Cushing's ridiculously large pith helmet! I want one!

It's a British style. Search eBay for British pith helmet and you will find it!

My updated list:

1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. The Hunger Games
4. Head
5. Advise and Consent
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. Things to Come

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-29-15, 11:20 AM
I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

When I first heard about this unlikely joint venture between the Hammer and the Shaw brothers studios I knew I had to see it, so I bought a copy, shelved it and forgot about it until now.

The movie features some great martial arts choreography and vampires getting dusted Buffy style, but in slow motion! In short, I loved it! Cushing leads what is essentially a vampire hunting safari in China, so the pith helmet was appropriate.

You might like Mr. Vampire too. Both are good Chinese vampire films.

Ash Ketchum
05-29-15, 11:35 AM
The only movie on your list that I've seen, so it's next for you!

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I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

When I first heard about this unlikely joint venture between the Hammer and the Shaw brothers studios I knew I had to see it, so I bought a copy, shelved it and forgot about it until now.

The movie features some great martial arts choreography and vampires getting dusted Buffy style, but in slow motion! In short, I loved it! Cushing leads what is essentially a vampire hunting safari in China, so the pith helmet was appropriate.



David Chiang and Shih Szu are also in it, two great Shaw Bros. stars of the time. Hammer also made another movie with Shaw Bros. around that time, CALL ME SHATTER, with Stuart Whitman and Ti Lung (David Chiang's frequent onscreen partner in kung fu movies) and kung fu diva Lily Li. Whitman seems really out of place wandering around the back alleys of Hong Kong and sticking out like a sore thumb, although that might have been the intent.

BobO'Link
05-29-15, 01:07 PM
Mr. Vampire reminded me when I went through a Chinese horror phase a little over 10 years ago with Netflix. This was one of the better ones and really wish they'd release them again as a complete set in blu-ray but I'd also settle for dvd. My wife said she watched them all as a kid and while the series started out good, it started to wear out when it came to the comedy.

I also screwed up on this pick. When I went to watch the movie, I remembered Bob talking about Night of the Living Dead, so I watched that. Then when I finished, I remembered that wasn't the pick at all.
Sorry 'bout that... I could have worded it a bit differently to remove that slight confusion, eh? If it helps, I *did* think that could happen when I made that post but didn't edit it for better flow.

BobO'Link
05-29-15, 01:20 PM
I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires... In short, I loved it!

You might like Mr. Vampire too. Both are good Chinese vampire films.

When I looked at the IMDB listings for your selections I thought that might be the case. After your comments I went looking for a copy as I, too, enjoy The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires. Man! It's a "bit" pricey (~$28 for a used copy). I'll hold off and hope for a price drop...

David Chiang and Shih Szu are also in it, two great Shaw Bros. stars of the time. Hammer also made another movie with Shaw Bros. around that time, CALL ME SHATTER, with Stuart Whitman and Ti Lung (David Chiang's frequent onscreen partner in kung fu movies) and kung fu diva Lily Li. Whitman seems really out of place wandering around the back alleys of Hong Kong and sticking out like a sore thumb, although that might have been the intent.
I got Shatter as part of a 2-fer along with The Abominable Snowman (there's a mis-match if there ever was one!). I agree with your comment on Whitman. He doesn't fit the film at all. His presence throws me off enough that I really didn't care for that one. ...Golden Vampires was a much better and more fun film but in all fairness I've only seen Shatter once.

Did you know both those films were part of a three film deal between Hammer and The Shaw Brothers? The third film was never made.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-29-15, 02:41 PM
When I looked at the IMDB listings for your selections I thought that might be the case. After your comments I went looking for a copy as I, too, enjoy The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires. Man! It's a "bit" pricey (~$28 for a used copy). I'll hold off and hope for a price drop...

The first one is on veoh but it's an old looking copy with hardcoded subs. The HQ button doesn't increase the quality all that much. http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14713331hRxpzgKT?h1=Mr.+Vampire

Youtube doesn't have the first but they have most, if not all, of the sequels.

The price history for the first one on Amazon looks like used prices drop down to $15-ish fairly often.

Sorry 'bout that... I could have worded it a bit differently to remove that slight confusion, eh? If it helps, I *did* think that could happen when I made that post but didn't edit it for better flow.

It was more an issue of drinking, having a few days lapse, and then vaguely remembering what you posted. My fault entirely.

terrycloth
05-29-15, 08:59 PM
between work and catching up on arrow havent been able to catch iron giant...maybe im just putting it off after grave

hbsvb
05-29-15, 09:51 PM
8. The Good, the Bad and the Weird


This is in my Netflix queue, so I'm interested to hear what you think.

I watched Alice in Wonderland (2010) and all I can say is "Meh".


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15

terrycloth
05-30-15, 07:23 PM
I pick my Neighbor Totoro as its also on my to watch pile soon

I enjoyed The Iron Giant a lot more then i thought i would. I always heard it was depressing but maybe after grave it wasnt so bad and left on a happy note. Its always refreshing watching a movie that doesnt need 2 hours to tell its story


1. Night of the Demons (80s)
2. Dune
3. Superman The Movie
4. THNX 1138
5. Mad Max
6. 2012
7. War Games
8. Spirited Away
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

The Iron Giant
Grave of the Fireflies
Chinatown
Rocky
The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

BobO'Link
05-31-15, 05:53 PM
3. Superman The Movie


I had a hard time selecting a film for you but finally settled on: Superman: The Movie. While there are a few segments in the film I don't care for (Kal-El comes out of the spaceship as a ~3 year old, the overly long flying sequence with Superman and Lois, and the deux-ex-machina "ending") the positive greatly outweighs them. When Clark first changes into Superman in Metropolis to save Lois who's fallen out of a helicopter I *still* get goosebumps and a huge smile. Outside the 50s TV series *this* is Superman. Its viewing really needs to be followed immediately by Superman II (preferably the Richard Donner cut but either will do) as both were filmed simultaneously with a eye towards back-to-back releases. It was after Donner was fired from directorial duties that the release got pushed back due to the need for Lester to reshoot much of the existing footage to receive a directorial credit.

Mrs. Miniver (1942) was very good. I've had the disc for some time but just never got around to a viewing. I found it to be a fairly good representation of what most American people thought of as going on in Britain during the start of WWII. Like most war movies of its time it has lots of propaganda type themes but that also makes it a good snapshot of the times. I'm currently watching the shorts included which are outright propaganda films, but also excellent in their content.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

shadokitty
05-31-15, 06:04 PM
I had a hard time selecting a film for you but finally settled on: Superman: The Movie. While there are a few segments in the film I don't care for (Kal-El comes out of the spaceship as a ~3 year old, the overly long flying sequence with Superman and Lois, and the deux-ex-machina "ending") the positive greatly outweighs them. When Clark first changes into Superman in Metropolis to save Lois who's fallen out of a helicopter I *still* get goosebumps and a huge smile. Outside the 50s TV series *this* is Superman. Its viewing really needs to be followed immediately by Superman II (preferably the Richard Donner cut but either will do) as both were filmed simultaneously with a eye towards back-to-back releases. It was after Donner was fired from directorial duties that the release got pushed back due to the need for Lester to reshoot much of the existing footage to receive a directorial credit.



"Don't worry miss. I've got you." "You've got me? Who's got you?!"

Ash Ketchum
05-31-15, 06:08 PM
Mrs. Miniver (1942) was very good. I've had the disc for some time but just never got around to a viewing. I found it to be a fairly good representation of what most American people thought of as going on in Britain during the start of WWII. Like most war movies of its time it has lots of propaganda type themes but that also makes it a good snapshot of the times. I'm currently watching the shorts included which are outright propaganda films, but also excellent in their content.



I remember seeing MRS. MINIVER at the New-York Historical Society and being quite frustrated with it. I went home afterwards and watched Hitchcock's SHADOW OF A DOUBT, made not long afterwards, with two of the same cast members (Teresa Wright, Henry Travers) and offering a very different view of homefront life (albeit 9000 miles away) that represented quite a contrast with Wyler's rosy view of life under the blitz. Hitchcock showed an idyllic small town untouched by war but rife with stress and evil and threats of violent death. Wyler offered an urban landscape subjected to daily bombings with every inhabitant cooperating, smiling, joking and coping just fine. I just didn't buy it. I couldn't help but think it must have seemed quite dishonest even at the time. But then I have to concede that this is what people wanted to see at that moment. Still, I recommend following a viewing of MINIVER with SHADOW OF A DOUBT and see if it doesn't hit you a different way.

Nick Danger
05-31-15, 09:08 PM
Mr Robinson Crusoe was an entertaining bit of fluff. In a talkie, Douglas Fairbanks deliberately maroons himself in Polynesia to win a bet with his yachting buddies that he can handle it. Within a few weeks, he has built him a palatial residence with hot and cold running water, a zip line for bringing food down the mountain, and a radio. And, of course, a pretty native girl who loves him.

My list:

1 Sheba Baby http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073697/

2 Chungking Express http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/

3 Unbearable Lightness of Being http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096332/

4 Two English Girls http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066989/

5 The Debt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225535/

6 Platoon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/

7 Blacksnake http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069796/

8 The Black Raven http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035679/

9 This Man Must Die! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064861/

10 Inspector General http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041509/

Movies watched:


Hunchback of Notre Dame
50% of The Man with the Golden Arm
Girl Shy
Mr Robinson Crusoe

Nick Danger
05-31-15, 09:09 PM
1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲



Bob, your next movie is Barry Lyndon. Be prepared for an unhurried tempo.

lrend
06-01-15, 11:35 AM
Have you seen the original?

Mr. Vampire reminded me when I went through a Chinese horror phase a little over 10 years ago with Netflix. This was one of the better ones and really wish they'd release them again as a complete set in blu-ray but I'd also settle for dvd. My wife said she watched them all as a kid and while the series started out good, it started to wear out when it came to the comedy.

I also screwed up on this pick. When I went to watch the movie, I remembered Bob talking about Night of the Living Dead, so I watched that. Then when I finished, I remembered that wasn't the pick at all. I thought it was close but no cigar. I didn't buy Barbara going from hysterical female that can't talk to strongest lead in the film. I also listened to the end of the commentary and I don't know if it's just this part or Savini does this regularly, but he was describing the last scene and there was a guy mixed in with the crowd taking pictures. You were 1) supposed to notice him in the crowd, even though he didn't stand out and 2) realize that the snapshots at the very end were supposed to be the pictures he was taking. I'm glad I sold the blu-ray before I opened it, since it had the awful blue tint to it, which would have made it hard to see anything since most of this takes place in the dark. I now plan on ditching my dvd as well.


Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead




I tried to watch the original and I just couldn't finish it. I'm not sure if it was because it was in black and white or because they were running from Zombies in the cemetery.

davidh777
06-01-15, 12:39 PM
Nick should watch The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Not always an easy watch, but good performances and attractive women.

I finished No Business Like Show Business and realized it would have counted for the historical challenge as well. It's one of those "classic days of vaudeville" stories that Hollywood loved in the mid-20th century, and it's practically an Ethel Merman picture, which is great because she's one of those stage stars who didn't do much film. But her voice is so distinctive that I immediately knew who it was. It's always sold in Marilyn Monroe collections though she doesn't appear till later, but I wasn't complaining. One sexy woman! Nice to see Donald O'Connor as well, and hear a bunch of Irving Berlin hits.

I've reworked my list in favor of this month's challenge and might have some more recognizable titles as a result. The irony is that the creator of this challenge lists films that no one should feel bad about not having seen. :lol:

Babes in Arms (1939)
Calamity Jane (1953)
Funny Girl (1968)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Act of Valor (2012)
They Were Expendable (1945)
Maclintock! (1963)
Ride the High Country (1962)
Fort Apache (1948)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-01-15, 01:18 PM
If you have the Grit channel, they've been showing McLintock! a lot lately. I was in the middle of it last month and took a break to flip through the channels, and there it was. Only a few minutes behind where I paused my disc.

If I end up getting to pick your choice, I think it's safe to guess what I'll pick. It was pretty good.

I tried to watch the original and I just couldn't finish it. I'm not sure if it was because it was in black and white or because they were running from Zombies in the cemetery.

Oops, I meant the original Dawn of the Dead.

BobO'Link
06-01-15, 02:03 PM
I've reworked my list in favor of this month's challenge and might have some more recognizable titles as a result. The irony is that the creator of this challenge lists films that no one should feel bad about not having seen. :lol:

Can you do that?

FWIW I recognized all of the films in your unmodified list and have seen most of them. But I also lean towards older films anyway...

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-01-15, 02:56 PM
Can you do that?

I think it's fine to make an exception for that as long as:

1. The change is due to matching one of the running challenges.

2. You take care of any existing watch pick a person has done for you. So if someone has chosen a movie for you, you can't just ignore it. You watch it and then update your list when you come back.

lrend
06-01-15, 04:26 PM
If you have the Grit channel, they've been showing McLintock! a lot lately. I was in the middle of it last month and took a break to flip through the channels, and there it was. Only a few minutes behind where I paused my disc.

If I end up getting to pick your choice, I think it's safe to guess what I'll pick. It was pretty good.



Oops, I meant the original Dawn of the Dead.

I haven't seen the original Dawn of the Dead. BobO'Link told me I could borrow it but I don't know if I would be interested in watching it. What are your thoughts on it?

BobO'Link
06-01-15, 04:52 PM
I think it's fine to make an exception for that as long as:

1. The change is due to matching one of the running challenges.

2. You take care of any existing watch pick a person has done for you. So if someone has chosen a movie for you, you can't just ignore it. You watch it and then update your list when you come back.
Cool! I'd initially put in a few syncing items hoping one would be chosen and then decided it was just too risky as they might *not* be chosen at which point I'd just watch one anyway (which I've done once so far). I then changed my strategy to putting in stuff that doesn't qualify for the next few challenges and might provide a bit of diversion. I *may* rethink that...

BobO'Link
06-01-15, 04:54 PM
I haven't seen the original Dawn of the Dead. BobO'Link told me I could borrow it but I don't know if I would be interested in watching it. What are your thoughts on it?
I've not seen the remake but think the original is a fun little ride. But then I also like the original Night of the Living Dead which you think is a bore. :)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-01-15, 04:56 PM
I haven't seen the original Dawn of the Dead. BobO'Link told me I could borrow it but I don't know if I would be interested in watching it. What are your thoughts on it?

I'd say it's one of my top favorite films. There's a few different versions of it, all of which can be found in the Ultimate Edition http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Dead-Ultimate-David-Emge/dp/B0002IQNAG

Wish I would have bought the blu-ray since it looks to have gone OOP awhile ago.

As for the remake/reboot/whatever people want to call it, it's not that bad for a standalone film but I greatly prefer the original.

I also watch Night of the Living Dead a lot as a kid. It was one of the few movies we had recorded on VHS. I think the Amazing Stories episode of Mummy Daddy was before or after it, since I watched the hell out of that too.

davidh777
06-01-15, 07:43 PM
Can you do that?

Just reread the rules and I guess I wasn't supposed to. :lol:

FWIW I recognized all of the films in your unmodified list and have seen most of them. But I also lean towards older films anyway...

:up: Those genuinely have been on my to-watch list for a while, though I don't feel bad about most of them.

I think it's fine to make an exception for that as long as:

1. The change is due to matching one of the running challenges.

2. You take care of any existing watch pick a person has done for you. So if someone has chosen a movie for you, you can't just ignore it. You watch it and then update your list when you come back.

:banana: I appreciate the chance to double-count as I might not have participated in this one otherwise. Viewing time is tough to find!

Cool! I'd initially put in a few syncing items hoping one would be chosen and then decided it was just too risky as they might *not* be chosen at which point I'd just watch one anyway (which I've done once so far). I then changed my strategy to putting in stuff that doesn't qualify for the next few challenges and might provide a bit of diversion. I *may* rethink that...

I did take the risk of putting Three Godfathers on my last month's list but it wasn't picked! :banana: If it had, I MIGHT have just waited till this month to watch it anyway. :)

BobO'Link
06-01-15, 09:06 PM
I'd say it's one of my top favorite films. There's a few different versions of it, all of which can be found in the Ultimate Edition http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Dead-Ultimate-David-Emge/dp/B0002IQNAG
I purchased the "U.S. Theatrical Release" DIVIMAX SE (it the 127 minute, unrated director's cut, with the famous "Goblin" soundtrack in DTS). That was partly due to it being rather inexpensive at the time, I'd never seen it before and felt this was probably the best one with which to start, plut it is Romero's preferred version, which was the tipping point. It also has a commentary track by Romero which I've never listened to.

terrycloth
06-01-15, 09:58 PM
I had to change up my list solely as I had to box up a lot of stuff to do some painting etc so my list resembles titles i have available on my hdd or vudu

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-01-15, 10:51 PM
:banana: I appreciate the chance to double-count as I might not have participated in this one otherwise. Viewing time is tough to find!

I think it makes sense seeing how challenges are the main draw in these parts of the forum. It'll also help out with those times where you don't know what to watch and spend over an hour deciding.

BobO'Link
06-02-15, 02:43 PM
I think it makes sense seeing how challenges are the main draw in these parts of the forum. It'll also help out with those times where you don't know what to watch and spend over an hour deciding.
Heck... I've spent that long selecting a *replacement* title to go in my list here!

I *still* have that angst over what to watch *even with* a selection made here! My current assignment here is Barry Lyndon, which meshes with the Historical Challenge, but it's a bit over 3 hours long! I tend to watch films of that length on the weekend as it's difficult to work that in during the week, mainly because I tend to fall asleep between 9-10pm (yep... on the couch in mid-viewing) and don't usually start watching stuff until around 7pm. Of course length is a problem with many of the films I want to watch for the Historical Challenge with many being 2.5+ hours, even the older films I tend to prefer. If I feel there's a chance I'll fall asleep I'll put it off because I don't like to watch a film in several sessions. I don't start them earlier in the evening as I also don't want to interrupt the viewing with supper so films don't get started until we've finished the meal.

Darkgod
06-03-15, 12:10 AM
I don't know if anyone picked for Davidh777... so I pick Fort Apache.

Double Indemnity was excellent. I liked the drawn out plot of the crime, and Robinson(going against role) figuring it out. I was expecting a bigger twist, but thought it all worked out.

1. Touch of Evil
2. Seven Samaraui
3. Breathless
4. M
5. The Letter
6. Badlands
7. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
8. Laura
9. Blue Velvet
10. Slumdog Millionaire

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-03-15, 08:22 PM
Going to finish an episode of Cosmos and then I'm going to watch dwarves run amok and crucify a monkey.

Nick Danger
06-03-15, 11:16 PM
I don't know if anyone picked for Davidh777... so I pick Fort Apache.

Double Indemnity was excellent. I liked the drawn out plot of the crime, and Robinson(going against role) figuring it out. I was expecting a bigger twist, but thought it all worked out.

I assume that the twist seemed a lot bigger back in the day. Now CSI gives a bigger twist every week.

As for playing against type, what did you think about Fred MacMurray as a sleazebag?

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-04-15, 12:09 AM
7. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Tough pick but I eventually chose this.

Even Dwarfs Started Small was weird. Not really having a plot, it's just following a bunch of dwarfs that escaped their institution and do what inmates do when they run amok. I'll plan on revisiting it sometime to listen to the commentary.

1. Frankenweenie (1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. I Sell the Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Legend http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/reference

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small

BobO'Link
06-04-15, 12:46 PM
Going to finish an episode of Cosmos and then I'm going to watch dwarves run amok and crucify a monkey.
The "Good" Cosmos (i.e. Sagan) or the "Bad" Cosmos (i.e. Tyson)?

BobO'Link
06-04-15, 01:05 PM
I assume that the twist seemed a lot bigger back in the day. Now CSI gives a bigger twist every week.

As for playing against type, what did you think about Fred MacMurray as a sleazebag?
The first film I saw with MacMurray as a sleazebag was The Apartment. It was somewhat of a shock as I'd never seen him in such a role before (and I've been watching movies for ~50 years when I first saw that film). I then found out he'd had several roles playing sleazebag/villains - essentially going against "type". He's quite good in those roles.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-04-15, 03:02 PM
The "Good" Cosmos (i.e. Sagan) or the "Bad" Cosmos (i.e. Tyson)?

The bad one.

Darkgod
06-05-15, 09:59 AM
I assume that the twist seemed a lot bigger back in the day. Now CSI gives a bigger twist every week.

As for playing against type, what did you think about Fred MacMurray as a sleazebag?

I didn't realize he was a disney actor. I never saw My three sons, and only seen him in this and The Apartment.

Ash Ketchum
06-05-15, 10:27 AM
I didn't realize he was a disney actor. I never saw My three sons, and only seen him in this and The Apartment.

Lucky you. If you liked DOUBLE INDEMNITY and THE APARTMENT, you should also see him in PUSHOVER (1954).

There's probably a western or two where MacMurray played a less-than-noble character. Offhand, I'm thinking THE MOONLIGHTER (1953), which reunited him with Barbara Stanwyck. Not a good movie, but an interesting one. Much better is a Douglas Sirk movie that reunited him with Stanwyck, THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW (1956).

hbsvb
06-05-15, 11:12 PM
6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/


Although there is really not much plot, My Neighbor Totoro is definitely a charming movie. It was just the thing to watch after a very long week of work.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
American Gangster (2007)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15

BobO'Link
06-06-15, 12:51 PM
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)


You have several excellent films on your list but I finally settled on Tora! Tora! Tora because today is the anniversary of D-Day which may have never happened had the Japanese not attacked Pearl Harbor. I may watch that one myself later today as I have a unopened copy awaiting my attention.

I finally got around to watching Barry Lyndon (1975) this morning. It's one of the few Kubrick films I'd never seen. It was quite good. I'd been told it's "slow" but I'd say it's more "deliberate" in its telling of the story. I'd watch it again.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-06-15, 11:19 PM
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference

Picked for Cary Grant.

The Bad Ones had a decent idea. A bounty hunter chases a guy back to his hometown, where the people help him, until they realize he isn't the good guy he used to be. The action isn't very good, let alone realistic, such as the pinpoint accuracy of shots from people not even looking where they're shooting and double barrel shotgun that doesn't need reloading to keep firing.

1. Frankenweenie (1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. Tora! Tora! Tora! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/reference

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. I Sell the Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. The Legend http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/reference

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones

hbsvb
06-07-15, 01:09 AM
6. Tora! Tora! Tora! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/reference


I hope you enjoy it as much as I just did!


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Blow Out (1981)
Ed Wood (1994)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15

mrcellophane
06-08-15, 10:16 AM
Blow Out (1981)


I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. It's quite spectacular. If you're a fan of podcasts and/or film discussions, The Canon podcast has an episode on the film that is fun listening.

I finally, finally got around to watching Thelma & Louise yesterday. While I knew several things about the film (including the iconic, oft-parodied ending), I didn't quite know what to expect. Needless to say, I loved it and cannot believe it took me this long to watch it. Susan Sarandon is one of my favorite actresses so now I don't have to be embarrassed about not seeing her big film.

I'm replacing Thelma & Louise with Gomorrah which may not qualify as essential viewing but was the first blu-ray I ever received (before I had the player). It's sat on my shelf ever since.


Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Gomorrah
Celebrity
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet


Films Watched
--- Ran (5/6/15)
--- Grave of the Fireflies (5/17/15)
--- Thelma & Louise (6/7/15)

BobO'Link
06-08-15, 07:04 PM
Picked for Cary Grant.

Kiss Them for Me (1957). Grant is the main reason I purchased the film. I don't think I've ever seen a Grant film I didn't like at least a little and this was no exception. It was a fun, and rather typical, little WWII "guys on leave" time killer. While Jayne Mansfield got 2nd billing I was glad her screen time didn't reflect her place in the billing. She was her typical "blonde bimbo" self. Much better was Grant's "love interest" in the film, Suzy Parker. Ray Walston had a fun part as did Werner Klemperer. I was surprised to see Nancy Kulp (aka Beverly Hillbillies Jane Hathaway) in a small role. Overall it was very enjoyable.

I also watched Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) again. It's still one of my favorite war films. Reportedly it's very accurate to the events as they played out. It certainly shows in the details on the screen.

A Fish Called Wanda


Everyone needs more fish in their diet...

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Marnie - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058329/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-09-15, 12:34 PM
4. Marnie - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058329/reference

If you like it, check out the version in the Golden Age of Television, Criterion set. Then watch the other shows in the set because they're all pretty good.

I like Tora! Tora! Tora! enought to watch the 3 documentaries that were also on the disc. Sounds like critics were expecting a straight war movie and gave it bad marks since it was really a docudrama.

1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)

2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)

3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)

4. Warrior (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/)

5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)

6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)

7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)

8. I Sell the Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/)

9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)

10. The Legend (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!

BobO'Link
06-13-15, 12:53 PM
10. The Legend (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/reference)

It sounds interesting, plus it fits this month's challenge.

If you like it...
Marnie (1964) - I did not care for the film. I'm not a huge fan of Hedrin and this didn't change my mind (I didn't like her in The Birds either - but that's another Hitchcock film I don't care for). The first time she reacted to something "red" I laughed at how ridiculous the scene/situation played. Then it's repeated several more times in various settings. The scenes with her mother just don't play "true" feeling somewhat contrived. Connery was his usual charming self but I feel his talents were mostly wasted. I saw the main setup for the film as soon as Hedrin's character showed up at Connery's character's offices looking for work. For the next hour and a half it was all downhill as the film *slowly* proceeded to the expected payoff. I think this one would have worked better as a hour or half-hour TV episode but it's still nothing I'd want to endure. The film *is* well directed, shot, edited, and scored but that's not enough for me. That's another to add to my growing pile of Hitchcock films I do not care for.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Deliverance (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
06-13-15, 02:43 PM
2. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/reference


I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds interesting.

I really enjoyed Blow Out. It reminds me that I need to watch more of my unwatched Criterion discs that I've picked up over the years.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
Ed Wood (1994)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15

lrend
06-13-15, 04:11 PM
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)


I pick How to Train Your Dragon because I thoroughly enjoyed it and think it is definitely worth watching.

I watched Dawn of the Dead (2004) and it was pretty good for a zombie movie. Zombie movies are my least favorite but Dawn of the Dead was worth watching. There were some really great scenes that I enjoyed.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-13-15, 07:00 PM
I think this one would have worked better as a hour or half-hour TV episode but it's still nothing I'd want to endure.

Now I don't feel so weird. I liked the TV version better. Same with No Time for Sergeants, which is also in the tv set. Like the movie, it also stars Andy Griffith. I tried watching the movie because I liked the TV play but I couldn't get into it at the time.

BobO'Link
06-14-15, 10:10 AM
6. This is Spinal Tap (1984)


It's time to crank it up to 11 lrend!

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) was a pretty good Shaw Brothers film. *Full* of pole fighting action with a opening and closing that have to be seen to believe! The plot is fairly typical of a revenge film but plot is not why you watch this one. The action is almost non-stop.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Deliverance (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

Ash Ketchum
06-14-15, 01:07 PM
It's time to crank it up to 11 lrend!

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) was a pretty good Shaw Brothers film. *Full* of pole fighting action with a opening and closing that have to be seen to believe! The plot is fairly typical of a revenge film but plot is not why you watch this one. The action is almost non-stop.


Pretty good?! I often argue that it's the single greatest kung fu film ever made. There's an air of melancholy throughout, no doubt generated by the fact that Fu Sheng died in a car crash during production (ten years to the month after Bruce Lee died) and his character goes made during the course of the action. The story is that Kara Hui Ying Hung, one of the Yang sisters, had to take over Fu Sheng's role in the final battle. It's also based on the true story of the Yang Clan, who were nearly wiped out in a battle with invading something-or-others (Tartars? Manchus? Mongols? I forget which.) It's the most tragic-feeling kung fu film I've ever experienced.

BobO'Link
06-14-15, 01:17 PM
Now I don't feel so weird. I liked the TV version better. Same with No Time for Sergeants, which is also in the tv set. Like the movie, it also stars Andy Griffith. I tried watching the movie because I liked the TV play but I couldn't get into it at the time.
:lol: I wouldn't be so sure about that! Many of my friends tend to think I'm weird...

I really like No Time for Sergeants but haven't seen the TV play. The film can feel a bit slow at times with Griffith's character becoming a bit annoying on occasion, much like the unofficial TV counterpart (well... same general concept) Gomer Pyle. Did you know there was a TV series "No Time for Sergeants?" It aired on ABC for one season in 64-65, the same year Gomer Pyle premiered. I've never seen it - we were watching The Andy Griffith Show on CBS.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-14-15, 02:14 PM
Did you know there was a TV series "No Time for Sergeants?" It aired on ABC for one season in 64-65, the same year Gomer Pyle premiered. I've never seen it - we were watching The Andy Griffith Show on CBS.

Never knew it turned into a series. I never got into The Andy Griffith Show but I did get into Gomer Pyle.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-15-15, 01:29 PM
4. Deliverance (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/reference


Squeal like a pig.

The Legend was swell but I guess the version I have is the cut US version, so I kinda wish I could see the original version.

1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)

2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)

3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)

4. Warrior (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/)

5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)

6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)

7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)

8. I Sell the Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/)

9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)

10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend

BobO'Link
06-19-15, 06:50 PM
8. I Sell the Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/)

This looks interesting - enough so that I put it in my Amazon cart to await your verdict.

Squeal like a pig.

I've heard that quote from Deliverence since it came out. People talked about the scene and a bit about the film but that one scene is all most people mentioned. It was uncomfortable and I really wanted *one* of the pair to fight back. Before and after that scene it was mostly boring but somewhat interesting at the same time. The time spent went faster than I'd expected and overall the film was entertaining enough I'd watch it again.


1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
06-19-15, 11:52 PM
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference


I really enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon. The story was simple, but very moving, and the animation was beautifully done.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Watchmen (2009)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
Ed Wood (1994)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15

JMBall
06-20-15, 03:02 AM
I really enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon. The story was simple, but very moving, and the animation was beautifully done.


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Watchmen (2009)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
Ed Wood (1994)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15

I'd check out Ed Wood. My favorite Burton movie.


Blade Runner (1982)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Vertigo (1958)
Cape Fear (1991)
Rear Window (1954)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Apartment (1960)
Adaptation (2002)


I haven't watched a lot of movies that are considered "classics".

BobO'Link
06-20-15, 02:55 PM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Go crazy...

El Cid (1961) is a film I'd wanted to see for years. It did not disappoint! Heston is his usual commanding self and a good choice for the role of El Cid. It is very nice to watch one of the old "road show" presentations of a classic film. There's something about the grand vistas with, literally, a cast of thousands that just can't be duplicated by a CGI production. If it wasn't so long (just over 3 hours) and my backlog so large I'd consider watching it again today or later this week.

Those of you keeping score will notice I replaced El Cid with *another* Hitchcock film. I've seen, and liked, the *first* version of this one Hitchcock directed and have always been curious about the remake - especially since it has Doris Day in a rare dramatic role.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049470/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

mrcellophane
06-21-15, 04:37 PM
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference

There are so many awesome choices on your list, but I went with my personal favorite. Garbo laughs!

A Fish Called Wanda was absolutely hysterical. Everybody was fantastic, but Kevin Kline stole the show as a sociopathic intellectual-poser. Every violent outburst had me laughing. I also loved the black comedy segments featuring Michael Palin as an animal lover trying to kill an elderly woman. While some parts caused me to cringe (my family has Yorkies), it was very funny. It was also nice to see Geoffrey Palmer and Stephen Fry show up in very brief cameos.

I've replacing the film with Pedro Almodovar's Volver, a film that I've not seen despite being a huge fan of both the director and Penelope Cruz.


Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Gomorrah
Celebrity
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Only Angels Have Wings
The Tree of Life
Volver
The Vanishing (1988)
Blue Velvet


Films Watched
--- Ran (5/6/15)
--- Grave of the Fireflies (5/17/15)
--- Thelma & Louise (6/7/15)
--- A Fish Called Wanda (6/21/15)

lrend
06-21-15, 07:40 PM
Volver


Volver it is.


Well I cranked it up to 11 and watched This is Spinal Tap. I really enjoyed the movie. I think it is my favorite out of my watched list so far. I really liked the music and thought the lyrics were pretty funny. Thanks for picking it BobO'Link.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. Best in Show (2000)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-21-15, 09:20 PM
6. Best in Show (2000)

If you liked Spinal Tap, check out their concert video that coincided with their second album and make sure to avoid their last album release.

I Sell the Dead was fine to watch once, maybe twice with friends, but it seemed like just a bunch of different grave robbing skits with light humor, put together while you wait for Ron Perlman to be Ron Perlman. Worth a rental but not something I'd buy.

1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)

2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)

3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)

4. Warrior (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/)

5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)

6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)

7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)

8. Lolita (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056193/reference)

9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)

10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead

Nick Danger
06-21-15, 10:10 PM
Nick should watch The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Not always an easy watch, but good performances and attractive women.


I didn't find it hard to watch. I just had to find the time for a 3-hour movie when I was in the mood for something serious. And although the movie was long, there isn't anything that can be cut to make it shorter.

It probably helped to have a knowledge of history. When the opening title card said, "Prague, 1968", I knew what was coming.

There's a social networking site where the relationship status tab gives you a choice of "Single" "Married" and "It's complicated." These people live in the world of "It's complicated." But they're a lot more graceful about it than, say, Jules and Jim.

And, yes, I've always thought that Juliette Binoche is cute.

Nick Danger
06-21-15, 10:20 PM
Golden, your turn to watch Lolita, because I'm a Kubrick fan and I've watched all his full-length movies.

My list:

1 Sheba Baby http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073697/

2 Chungking Express http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/

3 The Decalogue, episode #2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092337/

4 Two English Girls http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066989/

5 The Debt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225535/

6 Platoon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/

7 Blacksnake http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069796/

8 The Black Raven http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035679/

9 This Man Must Die! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064861/

10 Inspector General http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041509/

Movies watched:


Hunchback of Notre Dame
50% of The Man with the Golden Arm
Girl Shy
Mr Robinson Crusoe
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

BobO'Link
06-22-15, 09:56 AM
If you liked Spinal Tap, check out their concert video that coincided with their second album and make sure to avoid their last album release.
I own that album but don't really recall much about it other than I liked the first better. Even the first tends to wear thin after a few listenings.
I Sell the Dead was fine to watch once, maybe twice with friends, but it seemed like just a bunch of different grave robbing skits with light humor, put together while you wait for Ron Perlman to be Ron Perlman. Worth a rental but not something I'd buy.
That pretty much echoes other comments/reviews I've read about that one. Looks like it's coming off the purchase list in spite of the very low ($4.50) purchase price. Thanks!

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
06-22-15, 11:24 AM
I own that album but don't really recall much about it other than I liked the first better. Even the first tends to wear thin after a few listenings.

The third album is them redoing the first one. It's pretty awful. Imagine some small indie band somehow got the music rights and then proceeded to remix the originals because they don't understand why Spinal Tap was popular for what it is. The only twist to this story is that the band that did it was Spinal Tap.

Golden, your turn to watch Lolita, because I'm a Kubrick fan and I've watched all his full-length movies.

Good. I own the Kubrick set and I've gotten so far as pulling it off the shelf a few times over the years but could never get past that. I don't know a thing about it, so that's probably why it was so easy to put back.

Nick Danger
06-22-15, 11:49 AM
That happened to me too. Lolita was the last movie I watched out of the Kubrick set.

hbsvb
06-22-15, 08:25 PM
6 Platoon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/


Time for you to watch Platoon, Nick.

Ed Wood is now my second favorite Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration, second only to Edward Scissorhands. (I haven't seen Sweeney Todd, yet.)


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Watchmen (2009)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
In Time (2011)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15

BobO'Link
06-22-15, 08:38 PM
^With I Am Legend on your list I have to ask if you've seen the first filmed version of Matheson's novel I Am Legend, The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price? Or the second, The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston?

hbsvb
06-23-15, 07:27 PM
^With I Am Legend on your list I have to ask if you've seen the first filmed version of Matheson's novel I Am Legend, The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price? Or the second, The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston?

I did watch The Last Man on Earth for the horror challenge a couple of years ago, but have not yet seen The Omega Man.

BobO'Link
06-25-15, 07:24 PM
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)



You're on a crime spree... I almost said I Am Legend but as you're doing the History Challenge Bonnie and Clyde fits better. Maybe you'll get IAL next month. :) I have a copy of Bonnie and Clyde unopened on the shelf but I've seen the film a couple of times. It's quite good.

I really enjoyed Ninotchka - but I'm a fan of Ernst Lubitsch as well as Greta Garbo so it was a natural. I'd been holding this for far too long! The general plot reminded me of both The Iron Petticoat (1956) with Bob Hope, and Jet Pilot (1957) with John Wayne. After seeing this I have to believe both films got their inspiration from Ninotchka.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049470/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. The Searchers (1956) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049730/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
06-26-15, 08:30 PM
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049470/reference


Que Sera, Sera, it's time to watch The Man Who Knew Too Much.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to watch Bonnie and Clyde as I've owned it for a long time, but I'm glad I finally did. I was surprised to see Gene Wilder in a small part that looks to have been one of his first movie roles.


Timecrimes (2007)
Watchmen (2009)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
In Time (2011)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15

lrend
06-27-15, 12:25 AM
Watchmen (2009)


Time for the Watchmen. I enjoyed it so much that I bought a copy a year or so ago. Enjoy!

I watched Best in Show and it wasn't my favorite but it was okay. Some of the scenes were funny but then some of the characters were very annoying. I'm glad I watched it so I can check it off my list but I don't know if I'll be viewing it again any time soon.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show

JMBall
06-27-15, 03:34 AM
I'd watch The Paperboy. It was weird as hell and definitely worth watching at least once.

I watched One Flew Over and though it was pretty great. So depressing and hilarious at the same time. Great stuff.

Blade Runner (1982)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Vertigo (1958)
Cape Fear (1991)
Rear Window (1954)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Apartment (1960)
Adaptation (2002)
Fury (2014)

Movies I've watched
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - 8/10

lrend
06-27-15, 05:08 PM
Taxi Driver (1976)


I pick Taxi Driver because everyone should watch it once.

I watched The Paperboy and it was interesting to say the least. The storyline was actually good and I liked the characters.


My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy

BobO'Link
06-27-15, 05:48 PM
9. Shaun of the Dead (2004)


I know you don't care much for "Zombie" films but since I strongly recommended this one to you I'm calling you out!

Get a can of Coke and a Cornetto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornetto_%28ice_cream%29) and watch Shaun of the Dead.

The Man Who Knew Too Much is the first Hitchcock I've watched for this challenge that I truly enjoyed. It's different than the original but not in a bad way. Seeing Day in a serious role was nice. I read that she initially refused to sing "Que Sera, Sera" calling it "a forgettable children's song." Funny how that worked out for her! :)

While watching this one I *did* realize just what it is about most Hitchcock films I don't care for. He constantly uses rear screen for scenes where location would be better and frequently cuts from a scene on location to a closeup using rear projection. There's a market scene in this one where he does that every other scene. It's very distracting and every time this is done I'm taken out of the film just a little.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. The Searchers (1956) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049730/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

Damfino
06-28-15, 01:01 AM
BobO'Link, you get to watch The Searchers. Great movie with a great cast and story!

I finally watched The Good The Bad The Weird

Writer-Director Jee-woon Kim is obviously a fan of Sergio Leone and John Woo as this kimchi Western set in Manchuria during the Japanese occupation has a bounty hunter, a gunfighter and a thief pursuing each other and the classic MacGuffin of a treasure map purportedly leading to a buried treasure of the Qing Dynasty. Naturally the Japanese army want the map too as the 4th party in this bloody action comedy. This is not a remake of The Good, The Band and the Ugly. Instead it's more of a tribute. I really enjoyed it.

I watched the Korean version of the movie from a region 3 special edition DVD that includes a slightly shorter international version as well. If anyone wants to comment on which version is best, be my guest.

My updated list now includes Rene Clair's It Happened Tomorrow:

1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. The Hunger Games
4. Head
5. Advise and Consent
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. It Happened Tomorrow
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. Things to Come

BobO'Link
06-28-15, 07:53 PM
10. Things to Come

After much deliberation I selected Things to Come as your next film. While considered to be a classic I find it to be a huge bore in spite of its pedigree. I've watched it several times hoping to come away with a greater appreciation but so far it's not happened. It *does* have some impressive effects and shots but Wells' dialogue seems to constantly be 'author's message' speechifying fare pushing Wells' pacifism ideas. I also find the acting to be somewhat disjointed. Maybe it'll work better for you.

I grew up in a time when John Wayne films were seemingly a dime-a-dozen and never really watched any of them, frequently avoiding them. I've been remedying that the past few years by picking up lots of his films and have been somewhat surprised that I enjoy most of them. The Searchers is no exception. It's a highly enjoyable revenge/quest type film that surprises in the end by not being as much about revenge as it first seems. It's directed by John Ford, whose work I've come to greatly appreciate. My copy is in a John Wayne/John Ford box set I picked up several years ago and I've enjoyed all the films I've seen in that set.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Transformers (2007) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418279/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

lrend
07-03-15, 12:19 AM
8. Transformers (2007)


BobO'Link it's about time you watched Transformers, so get the popcorn ready.

Shaun of the Dead wasn't as funny as I expected it to be. The mom was the funniest one to watch just because she seemed a little crazy already. I did like the way it ended though. I thought that was a neat idea for a zombie movie.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. Leon: The Professional (1994)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead

JAX036
07-04-15, 07:10 AM
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


Irend I choose Silver Linings Playbook as your next movie. I thought it was an extremely moving movie. Though I may be biased as I think Jennifer Lawrence is amazing.

I have so many unwatched movies and always seem to gravitate back to watching my faves. Hopefully participating here will knock some off of my ever growing list!

1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
2. The Bang Bang Club (2010)
3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
5. Coherence (2013)
6. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
7. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
8. Contraband (2012)
9. Date and Switch (2014)
10. The Debt (2010)

Thanks!!!

lrend
07-04-15, 05:04 PM
1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)


JAX036 I choose An American Werewolf in London for your viewing pleasure. I really enjoy this movie and have watched it a few times. I think the special effects are great.

I watched Silver Linings Playbook and I'm a little mad at myself for not watching it before. I really enjoyed it. It had its serious moments and funny moments. I really enjoyed the family dynamic. I would definitely recommend it.

My list:
1. The Princess Bride (1987)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. Leon: The Professional (1994)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook

BobO'Link
07-04-15, 08:00 PM
1. The Princess Bride (1987)
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lrend, I find it INCONCEIVABLE you've not seen The Princess Bride!

Maybe you really need to be a 80s kid and have watched the cartoons to truly like Transformers (2007). I'm not (my son is) and found much of the film to be quite laughable due mostly to the dialog (maybe I was *supposed* to find the dialog laughable?). The CGI was frequently distracting for me and I felt it could have stood to have had roughly 30 minutes cut from the run time to tighten things up a bit. With a shorter run time and tighter story it would have worked better. That said it *is* the best film directed by Michael Bay that I've seen, but that's not saying much...

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

lrend
07-05-15, 03:20 PM
2. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

I pick I Heart Huckabees because it looks interesting.

I watched The Princess Bride and I enjoyed it. I'm not sure if I would watch it again but it was interesting.

My list:
1. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. Leon: The Professional (1994)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride

Damfino
07-05-15, 11:21 PM
1. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

I saw this early Peter Jackson film back in the day without having read any reviews. The less you know about Kate Winslet's first movie the better. This one will knock your socks off!


I watched Things To Come...

I did like the movie better than BobO'Link, but I will agree that the acting was stiff. It's always interesting for me to see a science fiction movie as old as this because of the opportunity to see what filmmakers thought the future might look like decades ago. This for me was really more historic than good, and I enjoyed it on that level.

My updated list now includes The Italian Straw Hat:

1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. The Hunger Games
4. Head
5. Advise and Consent
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. It Happened Tomorrow
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. The Italian Straw Hat

lrend
07-06-15, 08:09 PM
3. The Hunger Games


I pick The Hunger Games for you because I think everyone should see it once.

I watched Heavenly Creatures and it was interesting to say the least. I had heard about this case before on a true crime show so I thought the movie would be interesting. It was odd to me how they created this whole fantasy for the movie when I think they were really just two crazy girls. I don't think I'll be recommending this movie to anyone.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. Leon: The Professional (1994)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
07-07-15, 02:42 PM
9. Leon: The Professional (1994)

Hope you like it.

I didn't care for Lolita. I started off trying to watch the trailer and couldn't finish it. I am not a fan of the many films from that decade dealing with a bunch of guys going crazy over some girl. Since this wasn't completely like that, I like it a bit better than all those other ones. Thank god this wasn't in color. I absolutely detest how brightly colored these types of films always seem to be. I couldn't tell if I was supposed to find Peter Sellers funny or not (I didn't find him amusing). That being said, it's still a fairly solid film. I just didn't care for it and it was much better than that horrible trailer.

1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)

2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)

3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)

4. Warrior (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/)

5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)

6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)

7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)

8. The Wind Rises (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/reference)

9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)

10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead
Lolita

lrend
07-07-15, 07:58 PM
4. Warrior


Enjoy!!

Leon: The Professional was an okay movie. My friend recommended it to me and said it was really good but I thought it was a little blah. Yes the storyline was good but something was just missing for me...I'm not sure what though. At times the little girl got on my nerves and I didn't really care for the ending.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Lawless (2012)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional

JAX036
07-08-15, 02:40 AM
10. Lawless (2012)


Irend I choose this for you solely because it was the only one I had seen! I didn't mind it, but did I find it a little slow in places. Hopefully you still find it enjoyable :)

I watched An American Werewolf in London on your recommendation and can see why it is now I cult classic. It wasn't wait I expected, I found it a lot more humorous than I thought I was going to.

1. Ecstacy (2011)
2. The Bang Bang Club (2010)
3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
5. Coherence (2013)
6. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
7. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
8. Contraband (2012)
9. Date and Switch (2014)
10. The Debt (2010)

Movies I have watched:

1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

lrend
07-09-15, 10:51 PM
3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)


JAX036 I choose The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel because I've heard great things about it. Let me know your thoughts on it.

I watched Lawless and I enjoyed it. It had enough action and a good story behind it. I'm glad I finally watched it and I may watch it again in the future. I liked the storyline between the brothers. I could've done without seeing Guy Pierce with the weird hair and bleached eyebrows. It kinda freaked me out.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
07-10-15, 07:51 PM
10. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

I've always been more of a Star Wars guy but I like what they're doing with Star Trek these days.

Warrior was ok but I liked The Fighter better. Too predictable for me.

1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)

2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)

3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)

4. The Curse of Frankenstein (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050280/reference)

5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)

6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)

7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)

8. The Wind Rises (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/reference)

9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)

10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead
Lolita
Warrior

Damfino
07-10-15, 09:10 PM
4. The Curse of Frankenstein (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050280/reference)

This is one of the best of all Hammer horror movies, enjoy!

The Hunger Games was certainly interesting. I had put this one off because I had previously seen the similar Japanese movie Battle Royale on an imported DVD and I preferred it to The Hunger Games. Both movies have sequels that I haven't seen and they could end up on my list eventually.

My updated list now includes Dr. Zhivago because I've already seen Lawrence of Arabia and I wanted to pay tribute to Omar Sharif.

1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. Dr. Zhivago
4. Head
5. Advise and Consent
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. It Happened Tomorrow
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. The Italian Straw Hat

hbsvb
07-11-15, 12:11 AM
3. Dr. Zhivago


Doctor Zhivago in memory of Omar Sharif

Watchmen was a bit long (and I only watched the theatrical cut) and had a few pacing issues, but overall, I enjoyed it very much. At some point, I will likely seek out the graphic novel and director's cut. Since I didn't really know anything about the movie going in, I had to go back and watch the opening credits again after I finished watching the movie. Some of the scenes made more sense to me at that point.


Timecrimes (2007)
Godzilla (1954)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
In Time (2011)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15

JAX036
07-15-15, 04:58 AM
hbsvb I choose I Am Legend (2007) for your viewing pleasure. I think it is a great movie considering how small the cast is. :)

I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). I thought the cast was outstanding. They did a wonderful job getting you to invest in a wide range of characters, some of which had quirks to their personalities which most would people would frown upon at the start of the movie, but by the end you cared for almost every character. I am very much looking forward to checking out the sequel.

1. Ecstacy (2011)
2. The Bang Bang Club (2010)
3. Endless Love (2014)
4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
5. Coherence (2013)
6. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
7. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
8. Contraband (2012)
9. Date and Switch (2014)
10. The Debt (2010)

Movies I have watched:


1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

lrend
07-15-15, 05:17 PM
4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


JAX036 it's time to watch Captain America: The First Avenger. This one is ok but the sequel is better.

I watched Star Trek Into Darkness and it was good. I liked that they had Spock showing emotion in this film.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness

mcline87
07-17-15, 05:52 AM
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)


I choose A Most Violent Year for you! I have heard good things about it and I may be putting it on my list at a later date so I'd like to get your input on it!

I have had to change my list since I last posted over a month ago due to having my DVR completely wiped thanks to a power surge and from watching most of the rest of it without even thinking about the challenge! I was unable to watch Her because of the DVR wipe so I'll have to get my hands on that later and watch it! I figured now is a good time to get back into it. So without further ado...

1. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
2. Almost Famous (2000)
3. Snowpiercer (2013)
4. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
5. High Fidelity (2000)
6. The Hunt (2012)
7. Death Wish (1974)
8. Brian's Song (1971)
9. 3 Days of the Condor (1975)
10. Chinatown (1974)

Movies Seen:
Rain Man
Blade Runner
Back to the Future

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
07-17-15, 11:28 AM
7. Death Wish (1974)

A few seconds into The Curse of Frankenstein and I realized I've already seen it. It's still good and glad I got to watch it again.

1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)
2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)
3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)
4. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063206/reference)
5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)
6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)
7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)
8. The Wind Rises (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/reference)
9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)
10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead
Lolita
Warrior
The Curse of Frankenstein

hbsvb
07-18-15, 11:04 AM
1. Frankenweenie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/)


I pick Frankenweenie for you as that will likely go on my list at some point, too.

Once I got past the poor CGI, I enjoyed I Am Legend. I know some people didn't like the ending, but other than it being rather abrupt, I was OK with it. (I haven't read the book.)


Timecrimes (2007)
Godzilla (1954)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
In Time (2011)
American Gangster (2007)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15

lrend
07-18-15, 09:17 PM
In Time (2011)


I pick In Time. I enjoyed it and thought the concept was interesting.

A Most Violent Year wasn't what I was expecting. I thought it would be a gangster film reminiscent of The Godfather. I expected the main character to be very in charge and demand things his way using violence as most gangsters in films do. I was surprised that this wasn't the case. There wasn't a lot of action so parts of the film were boring. That being said, I'm glad I watched it but I'm not sure I'll spend another 2 hours watching it again.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year

mcline87
07-19-15, 08:45 PM
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

I pick White Bird in a Blizzard for you. I have just added it to my list as well and love Shailene Woodley so I can't wait to hear how it is!

I watched Death Wish and thoroughly enjoyed it! I can't believe it took me this long to watch it for the first time. I will definitely be checking this one out again in the not too distant future. Even though over 40yrs old it still holds up very well. Plus seeing Denzel Washington's first screen role, though uncredited, was cool.

1. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
2. Almost Famous (2000)
3. Snowpiercer (2013)
4. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
5. High Fidelity (2000)
6. The Hunt (2012)
7. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
8. Brian's Song (1971)
9. 3 Days of the Condor (1975)
10. Chinatown (1974)

Movies Seen:
Rain Man
Blade Runner
Back to the Future
Death Wish

lrend
07-23-15, 08:15 PM
8. Brian's Song (1971)


I was going to pick White Bird in a Blizzard but I can't believe you've never seen Brian's Song. It is a movie that you have to see at least once.

I watched White Bird in a Blizzard and I thought it started out a little slow. Not much was happening until it got close to the end and then some stuff started making sense. There were some things that I just did not see coming and I like movies that surprise me so it actually turned out pretty good.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. The War of the Worlds (1953)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard

hbsvb
07-31-15, 10:04 PM
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)


I just watched this for the first time recently and really enjoyed it.

After having out of town guests, then being out of town myself, I finally had time to watch In Time. Although it wasn't my favorite dystopian future movie, the concept was interesting and I enjoyed it for the most part.


Timecrimes (2007)
Godzilla (1954)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
Brave (2012)
American Gangster (2007)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15

BobO'Link
08-01-15, 02:17 PM
Godzilla (1954)


Make it Gojira - Both versions are good but the original Japanese edit is a darker film than the US recut.

I Heart Huckabees (2004) was OK and occasionally funny but not "Laugh-out-loud funny" as promised on the front cover (a New York Post quote) or the "offbeat" and "snort-out-loud masterclass of controlled chaos" promised by the New York Times critic on the back cover. I'm guessing neither critic has ever seen a Woody Allen, Blake Edwards, Peter Bogdonavich, or Ernst Lubitsch comedy film (just to name a few) to truly know what "offbeat" and "controlled chaos" really look like in a comedy.

Roger Ebert sums it up better than I ever could:
The movie is like an infernal machine that consumes all of the energy it generates, saving the last watt of power to turn itself off. It functions perfectly within its constraints, but it leaves the viewer out of the loop. This may be the first movie that can exist without an audience between the projector and the screen. It falls in its own forest, and hears itself. It's the kind of movie that would inspire a Charlie Kaufman screenplay about how it couldn't be made.
...
Individual moments and lines and events in "I Heart Huckabees" are funny in and of themselves. Viewers may be mystified but will occasionally be amused.

It's not a film I'll revisit any time soon, if at all.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-01-15, 08:14 PM
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference


I didn't care for EDtv too much the first time I saw it but I keep seeing it on your list and I want it to go away. Hope you like it better than I did.

Frankenweenie was better than I expected. I'd seen the shorts it's based off of but I liked the film better, especially the sea monkeys.

1. Dragonwyck (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038492/)
2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)
3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)
4. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063206/reference)
5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)
6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)
7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)
8. The Wind Rises (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/reference)
9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)
10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead
Lolita
Warrior
The Curse of Frankenstein
Frankenweenie

BobO'Link
08-02-15, 06:08 PM
4. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063206/reference)

I just picked up the "When Horror Came to Shochiku" set which includes this film and am curious as to your opinion. I like Japanese SF films and that set looked and sounded very interesting. I want to hold it for the Horror Challenge but it's calling my name...
I didn't care for EDtv too much the first time I saw it but I keep seeing it on your list and I want it to go away. Hope you like it better than I did.
I *really* enjoyed EDtv which makes it a rare Ron Howard film I've seen I would willingly watch a second time. I almost didn't pick it up because it was directed by Howard and has Ellen DeGeneres as a star. I like Howard as a actor but typically don't care for films he's directed. This one is now on the short list with Gung Ho, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind. Degeneres has always annoyed me but she was actually pretty good, probably because she wasn't playing herself (which is what she seems to do most often).

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. Iron Man 3 (2013) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
08-07-15, 12:04 AM
3. Iron Man 3 (2013) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/reference


Although this movie is not without its faults, I enjoyed it. Also, this is the only film from your list that I have seen.

I took your advice BobO'Link and watched Gojira. I must shamefully admit that I didn't realize that there was an original Japanese version of this film and a recut US version, but was pleasantly surprised to find both versions on the Criterion blu-ray. I had previously seen a couple of the Godzilla sequels, but the original certainly had a darker tone. I would like to watch the US version, too, but I think I will wait until the Criterion challenge in September.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
Brave (2012)
American Gangster (2007)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15

BobO'Link
08-07-15, 10:41 AM
I took your advice BobO'Link and watched Gojira. I must shamefully admit that I didn't realize that there was an original Japanese version of this film and a recut US version, but was pleasantly surprised to find both versions on the Criterion blu-ray. I had previously seen a couple of the Godzilla sequels, but the original certainly had a darker tone. I would like to watch the US version, too, but I think I will wait until the Criterion challenge in September.
Good! I'm glad you enjoyed the film! My grandson (age 9 when he first saw it) likes the original far better than the US cut. It's one of the rare films I've shown him that he's asked for a personal copy (the others being the Star Wars saga). Even the US cut is a more serious film than any of the sequels, which are mostly Saturday Matinee "kid" films, although still fun rides.

The US recut is still a good film but by excising scenes to insert the Raymond Burr footage to "Americanize" the film some of the political, social, and anti-nuclear themes and overtones were removed completely. It really feels like two completely different films, as you'll discover during the Criterion Challenge.

Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka stated "The theme of the film, from the beginning, was the terror of the bomb. Mankind had created the bomb, and now nature was going to take revenge on mankind."

Director Ishirō Honda filmed Godzilla's rampage on Tokyo with the mentality that the monster's onslaught was a parallel to, and a physical manifestation of, an Atom bomb attack. He stated "If Godzilla had been a dinosaur or some other animal, he would have been killed by just one cannonball. But if he were equal to an atomic bomb, we wouldn't know what to do. So, I took the characteristics of an atomic bomb and applied them to Godzilla."

lrend
08-12-15, 10:50 PM
Super 8 (2011)

I pick Super 8 for you hbsvb. I've heard that it is good and I'm interested to see what you think.


I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still. I found it interesting for a black and white film since I don't normally like black and white movies. Gort was my favorite character. You don't mess with Gort. I also thought that the special effects were pretty good.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. The War of the Worlds (1953)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-13-15, 11:48 AM
I need to watch mine soon because I really want to pick 10 for you.

BobO'Link
08-13-15, 12:29 PM
I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still. I found it interesting for a black and white film since I don't normally like black and white movies.
Heathen! Like I told my grandkids when one had the audacity to say The Three Stooges would be "funnier" if they were in color: "Color doesn't automatically make a film funnier or better" (I'll leave off the rest of the lecture :)). For you I'll add that frequently in SF and Horror films Black and White adds a level of foreboding you just don't get with color. To automatically ignore/avoid films in BW you remove many of the best classic films from your viewing options.
I need to watch mine soon because I really want to pick 10 for you.
If you don't, I will, but I need to watch mine too! :)

BobO'Link
08-14-15, 08:46 PM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Don't go to sleep, lrend!

I thought Iron Man 3 was pretty good. Lots of action, violence, humor, a good popcorn flick. I can't say for sure how it compares to the first two films as it's been way too long since I've seen them but without that extra check I'd say it's pretty close.

I added They Died with Their Boots On, a film I *think* I've seen before but if I have it's been 30+ years.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
08-15-15, 12:06 AM
4. Peeper (1976) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073526/reference


I pick Peeper for you, BobO'Link.

I really enjoyed Super 8. I am often hesitant to watch movies with child actors, but the young actors in this movie did quite well.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Brave (2012)
American Gangster (2007)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15
16. Super 8 (2011) - 08/14/15

BobO'Link
08-15-15, 01:28 PM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Pucker up and whistle... I've been wanting to select Snow White for you for a while but have always been beaten to the punch!

Peeper tried hard but ultimately failed in its attempt as a Noir spoof. I felt Michael Cain was somewhat miscast and frequently felt he was just reading his lines. Natalie Wood was stunning, as usual, but even her performance mostly felt as if it were telegraphed in. There were *many* attempts at humor but they just fell flat, at least for me.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062767/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Peeper (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
08-15-15, 08:59 PM
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference


Here is my pick for you. I'm glad you picked Snow White for me as I had been hoping to watch it during the animation challenge. The film really looked amazing considering that it is almost 80 years old. I replaced it on my list with another classic Disney animated film that I have not yet seen.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Pinocchio (1940)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Brave (2012)
American Gangster (2007)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15
16. Super 8 (2011) - 08/14/15
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - 08/15/15

terrycloth
08-16-15, 09:24 AM
Pinocchio (1940)


Ill throw another disney at you which is also on my list to eventually watch

been busy finally watched Superman and enjoyed it looking foward to watch the sequel (possibly 3/4 too) it also encouraged me to watch Supergirl that i enjoyed way too much.

i adapted my list in the spirit of the months challenge (that and dont wanna look for my list)

Ponyo
Paprika
James and the giant peach
Spirited Away
How to Train your dragon
Alice in Wonderland
Princess monoke
Adventures of tin tin
Batman gotham knight
Hotel Translyvania

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-16-15, 12:56 PM
How to Train your dragon


Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell was good. Just be advised going into it that it's an anti-war film that also tries to show how people can be pushed far enough into committing violence they normally wouldn't do.

I don't think it's a horror film that would scare people, if we're just referring to the vampire-like monster doing his thing. The middle drags some, especially on any repeat viewings because it's less horror than social commentary. Think Night of the Living Dead except there isn't a crowd of zombies just outside the door. Now it's a lot less scary and more about the people in the house except with Goku, the film still tries to get the terror with an unfrightening amount of people staying inside to stay alive.

1. Dragonwyck (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038492/)
2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)
3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)
4. Song of the Sea (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/)
5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)
6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)
7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)
8. The Wind Rises (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/reference)
9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)
10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead
Lolita
Warrior
The Curse of Frankenstein
Frankenweenie
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell

BobO'Link
08-16-15, 03:17 PM
been busy finally watched Superman and enjoyed it looking foward to watch the sequel (possibly 3/4 too) it also encouraged me to watch Supergirl that i enjoyed way too much.
I'm glad to see someone else enjoys Supergirl. It's not the greatest superhero film out there but IMHO it's not the train-wreck it's typically given credit for being.

hbsvb
08-17-15, 10:14 PM
8. The Wind Rises (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/reference)


As you have been participating in the interesting discussion going on in the Animation Challenge thread, I thought I would pick this movie for you.

I enjoyed Pinocchio even more than Snow White. I never saw any of the old Disney classics growing up, but have acquired most of the movies on Blu-ray as an adult. For some reason, though, I haven't taken the time to watch many of them so I'm adding another one to my list.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Fantasia (1940)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Brave (2012)
American Gangster (2007)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15
16. Super 8 (2011) - 08/14/15
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - 08/15/15
18. Pinocchio (1940) - 08/17/15

lrend
08-17-15, 10:31 PM
American Gangster (2007)



I've wanted to watch American Gangster myself. After seeing your thoughts I might add it to my list.

Invasion of the body snatchers was good. It's one of the first black and white movies that I enjoyed. You'll be glad to know BobO'Link that it has changed my outlook on black and white movies. Now I'll be looking out for some more of the older movies to add to my list.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. The War of the Worlds (1953)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-18-15, 10:33 AM
This sounds interesting so enjoy!

Looks like you didn't notice you got beat but hopefully you'll get me next time.

I had the same feeling towards black and whites until I hit my late 20s. Then I even managed to start enjoying silent films thanks to TCM Sunday nights showing horror in October. The Golem: How He Came into the World was one of the first I silents I watched that I really liked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3sgCaPJtzY

lrend
08-18-15, 05:56 PM
Looks like you didn't notice you got beat but hopefully you'll get me next time.

I had the same feeling towards black and whites until I hit my late 20s. Then I even managed to start enjoying silent films thanks to TCM Sunday nights showing horror in October. The Golem: How He Came into the World was one of the first I silents I watched that I really liked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3sgCaPJtzY

I might have to check that out in October during the horror movie challenge.

quangngaicity
08-21-15, 03:23 AM
I Know.
9. Her (DVR)

my pick for you. i was surprised on how much i enjoyed this movie.

I watched grave of the firefly...wtf i was having a good day. its amazing how much this movie got to me. i will now make sure everyone that puts this on their list will get picked.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Snowpiercer
8. Casablanca
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-21-15, 11:47 AM
I Know.
9. Her (DVR)

my pick for you. i was surprised on how much i enjoyed this movie.

I watched grave of the firefly...wtf i was having a good day. its amazing how much this movie got to me. i will now make sure everyone that puts this on their list will get picked.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Snowpiercer
8. Casablanca
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words

You actually need to pick from the list a few posts above http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12564438-post222.html

BobO'Link
08-21-15, 02:36 PM
You actually need to pick from the list a few posts above http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12564438-post222.html
They actually directly quoted terrycloth's post 93 (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12489657-post93.html) without actually quoting.

Trying to add confusion? :shrug:

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-22-15, 01:22 PM
They actually directly quoted terrycloth's post 93 (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12489657-post93.html) without actually quoting.

Trying to add confusion? :shrug:

I could tell it was from an older post because I remember seeing Her show up on a list at one point and then I don't remember seeing it anymore.

So if a erroneous pick happens, is 24 hours enough time to let them re-pick?

If that works with everyone, 24 hours is already up, so the next person would choose from lrend's list and then quangngaicity can always come back and pick again from the latest list.

BobO'Link
08-22-15, 01:48 PM
^The post from quangngaicity was terrycloth's post 93 exactly. It appears to have been copied to quangngaicity's post in a way that made it look like a new post. In post 93, terrycloth had selected "Her" for mcline87, commented about Grave of the Firefly and put in a updated list. That's what is in quangngaicity's post.

Here's terrycloth's post quangngaicity lifted, but removed the spoiler for movies seen:
9. Her (DVR)

my pick for you. i was surprised on how much i enjoyed this movie.

I watched grave of the firefly...wtf i was having a good day. its amazing how much this movie got to me. i will now make sure everyone that puts this on their list will get picked.

1. Thx 1138
2. Altered state
3. Krull
4. Dune
5. The Iron Giant
6. Heavenly creatures
7. Snowpiercer
8. Casablanca
9. Nightwatch
10. Bad words


movies seen so far

Grave of the Fireflies
Chinatown
Rocky
The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark


I'd say ignore quangngaicity's completely and whoever picks next picks from lrend's list.

I do like the 24 hour "erroneous pick" rule.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-22-15, 02:59 PM
^The post from quangngaicity was terrycloth's post 93 exactly. It appears to have been copied to quangngaicity's post in a way that made it look like a new post. In post 93, terrycloth had selected "Her" for mcline87, commented about Grave of the Firefly and put in a updated list. That's what is in quangngaicity's post.

Here's terrycloth's post quangngaicity lifted, but removed the spoiler for movies seen:


I'd say ignore quangngaicity's completely and whoever picks next picks from lrend's list.

I do like the 24 hour "erroneous pick" rule.

Doh, now I get what you meant.

Irend is the one to pick from.

BobO'Link
08-22-15, 04:29 PM
Twelve Monkeys (1995)

I'm not a fan of straight action (OK... mainly the Die Hard franchise) Bruce Willis films - but I *do* like most (all? haven't checked) of the SF films in which he's appeared. Twelve Monkeys is no exception *plus* it's a Terry Gilliam film and reminds me a bit of Brazil.

Chinese Zodiac (2012) is a fairly typical Jackie Chan outing which means I greatly enjoyed it. Lots of "Kung Fu" action/fighting sequences, humor, silliness, the typical stuff you'll find in Jackie Chan movies.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062767/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Daimajin ikaru (1966) (aka Daimajin Strikes Again) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062853/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Peeper (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Chinese Zodiac (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
08-22-15, 11:13 PM
4. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062767/reference


American Gangster kept my interest and didn't seem overly long even though the extended cut ran almost 3 hours. I recommend that you check it out, too, Irend.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Fantasia (1940)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
True Grit (2010)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Brave (2012)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15
16. Super 8 (2011) - 08/14/15
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - 08/15/15
18. Pinocchio (1940) - 08/17/15
19. American Gangster (2007) - 08/22/15

lrend
08-23-15, 02:34 AM
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)


I pick Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy just because I like Gary Oldman. Enjoy!

Twelve Monkeys was pretty good. It turned out that I had seen bit and pieces of it before. I liked the small twist at the end. It was enjoyable.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. The War of the Worlds (1953)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Mystic Pizza (1988)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
19. Twelve Monkeys

BobO'Link
08-23-15, 05:57 PM
8. The War of the Worlds (1953)


It's about time you see what the Martians were up to...

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) was quite entertaining. While at first I felt it was a bit miscast with Phil Silvers, Telly Savalas, and Peter Lawford all playing rolls I thought they were just a bit too old to play it worked just fine. That age bit was all because of the way "Mrs. Campbell" described her three lovers at the beginning of the film - basically "we were young" which, to me, implied all were roughly her age, ~36-40 in the film. In actuality, only Silvers is a bit too old but still within the age group who would have been in Italy during the last days of WWII. It's a engaging story with good dialog and characterizations. It's comedy done right.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Ride the High Country (1962) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056412/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Daimajin ikaru (1966) (aka Daimajin Strikes Again) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062853/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Peeper (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Chinese Zodiac (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-23-15, 11:01 PM
6. Daimajin ikaru (1966) (aka Daimajin Strikes Again) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062853/reference

The Wind Rises was good and before going into it, I didn't know it was about planes, if not for the animation challenge thread. Up till then, all my info came from the cover, so it was about a girl that paints.

1. Dragonwyck (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038492/)
2. Hurricane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference)
3. Red to Kill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference)
4. Song of the Sea (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/)
5. Feast of Flesh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference)
6. Presumed Innocent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/reference)
7. Outback (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/)
8. Serpico (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070666/reference)
9. Alias the Bad Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference)
10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145046/reference)

Movies Watched

Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Legend
I Sell The Dead
Lolita
Warrior
The Curse of Frankenstein
Frankenweenie
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
The Wind Rises

lrend
08-24-15, 10:27 PM
5. Feast of Flesh


This sounds interesting.

Rule #1: Never try to make contact with aliens.
The War of the Worlds was good. It was better than I expected. The special effects were good and I thought it was interesting the way everything turned out. I would watch it again.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. A History of Violence (2005)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Mystic Pizza (1988)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
19. Twelve Monkeys
20. The War of the Worlds

BobO'Link
08-25-15, 09:56 PM
5. On the Town (1949)


You're running out of stuff with which I'm familiar lrend! I'm also trying to save your horror stuff for October. :)

I messed up with my Daimajin entry and put the 2nd film rather than the third (but then it depends on just who you use as a referrence with some calling *this* the 2nd and "Wrath" as the 3rd). What I'd not seen was Daimajin gyakushû (1966) (aka Return of Daimajin) which was good but not quite as good as the other two installments. I was totally surprised at what happened with the kids and also that they were not essentially comic relief. I got a kick out of the skull cap worn by the main villain - it was obvious the entire film. Over all it felt slower than the other two with far less action.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Ride the High Country (1962) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056412/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. From Here to Eternity (1953) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045793/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Peeper (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Chinese Zodiac (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Daimajin gyakushû (1966) (aka Return of Daimajin) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

lrend
08-26-15, 07:09 PM
9. The Three Stooges (2012)



I pick The Three Stooges. I want to know if it is as funny as the original ones.

I watched On the Town and as I was watching it I realized that I had actually seen it before. I went ahead and watched it so I could mark it off the list. It was a fun watch. I love that they were wanting to meet women in the 24 hours that they were on leave. They also fit a lot of stuff in during that 24 hours.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. A History of Violence (2005)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Mystic Pizza (1988)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
19. Twelve Monkeys
20. The War of the Worlds
21. On the Town

BobO'Link
08-26-15, 09:31 PM
I pick The Three Stooges. I want to know if it is as funny as the original ones.
I can answer that question without even watching the film (see avatar and ask me about my username), but I'll humor you and wait. :D

lrend
08-27-15, 09:52 AM
I can answer that question without even watching the film (see avatar and ask me about my username), but I'll humor you and wait. :D

You've told me the story about both of those. :D When I saw the trailer for the new one I thought it looked ridiculous so I wanted to see what you thought.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-27-15, 10:24 AM
I can answer that question without even watching the film (see avatar and ask me about my username), but I'll humor you and wait. :D

I refused to pick that for you and it was getting hard to find things I knew to choose over it.

BobO'Link
08-27-15, 07:41 PM
Moulin Rouge
I've seen the 1952 version of Moulin Rouge but know nothing about the 2001 version. Let's see what you have to say... :)

I pick The Three Stooges. I want to know if it is as funny as the original ones.
Wonder no more. It's *not* as funny, although it *is* passable. It's easily the best Three Stooges film since the last one the *real* Stooges released (The Outlaws Is Coming (1965)) *BUT* that's not saying much and it's not as good. To me, those last few feature films were just slightly better than the shorts done with Joe Besser (IMHO the worst of the series). In the 2012 film, the actor playing Curly did a *great* job and, at times, seemed to be directly channeling Curly with mannerisms and speach patterns that were frighteningly accurate (you could close your eyes and it *was* Curly). The one playing Moe did a more than passable job but not as good with Larry being the low man on the totem pole with frequent bad attempts to mimic Larry Fine. The makeup on all three was good enough for any casual Stooge fan and adequate for me. The things that bothered me most was the use of "modern" music for the soundtrack, it just didn't fit... ever, and the use of Larry David as one of the nuns. I kept expecting *someone* to bust him out for being a man in drag but it didn't happen. I honestly don't know if he was supposed to be funny but he wasn't to me... at all. I *did* get a couple of laughs but it was the rare times all three actors were in perfect sync doing a old routine in a new venue. So... if you *like* the *real* Three Stooges you may find this a passable film. I did, just, but don't know if I'll ever bother with it again. I'd rather just put on something from the *real* Three Stooges, even if it's one with Joe Besser. I read today that a sequel is planned with the same three actors. I'm pretty sure I'll give it a pass...

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Ride the High Country (1962) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056412/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. From Here to Eternity (1953) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045793/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. Next (2007) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435705/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Peeper (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Chinese Zodiac (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Daimajin gyakushû (1966) (aka Return of Daimajin) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Three Stooges (2012)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

BobO'Link
08-27-15, 07:44 PM
I refused to pick that for you and it was getting hard to find things I knew to choose over it.
I appreciate that! BUT I put it on the list so someone would eventually force me to watch it. I purchased it during Amazon's BF sale last year (I think I paid $2) figuring I could always repurpose the case if it was a bomb. It's not quite that bad but...

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
08-28-15, 11:12 AM
I appreciate that! BUT I put it on the list so someone would eventually force me to watch it. I purchased it during Amazon's BF sale last year (I think I paid $2) figuring I could always repurpose the case if it was a bomb. It's not quite that bad but...

Refusal was too strong a word. If you didn't put Next on your list, I would have ended up picking it. The only reason I didn't pick it last time was because I saw Daimajin on the list.

BobO'Link
08-28-15, 12:01 PM
Refusal was too strong a word. If you didn't put Next on your list, I would have ended up picking it. The only reason I didn't pick it last time was because I saw Daimajin on the list.
Daimajin was on the list due to your checking your MC set for English and Japanese language during the SF/Fantasy challenge. I recently obtained a BD player and that was one of the first things I ordered. I'd already seen the first two films (on crappy PD sets and the first on Amazon streaming - but with the English dub) and really wanted to watch that third one. But you already know most of that eh? :D So I owe you a double thanks!

hbsvb
08-28-15, 06:44 PM
6. From Here to Eternity (1953) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045793/reference


I've never seen this one either, but I feel like it is one I should see at some point.

I really enjoyed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I enjoy spy movies like the James Bond movies for what they are, but overall, I really appreciate those movies with more of a slow burn/intrigue. I do feel like I need to watch it again after getting to the end. Now that I have seen the whole thing, I realize that some of the scenes from earlier in the movie that seem like they take place in the past are really in the present time. I need to watch again to see if that realization makes a difference in how I view the scenes.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Fantasia (1940)
Insomnia (1997)
True Grit (2010)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Brave (2012)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15
16. Super 8 (2011) - 08/14/15
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - 08/15/15
18. Pinocchio (1940) - 08/17/15
19. American Gangster (2007) - 08/22/15
20. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - 08/27/15

lrend
08-29-15, 04:18 PM
Frankenweenie (2012)


I pick Frankenweenie. I think it will be a cute film.


Moulin Rouge! was enjoyable although it was a little too long for my taste. I feel like they could've gotten the story across in a shorter amount of time. I really enjoyed all of the music since I knew most of it. All in all it was definitely worth watching and I may watch it again in the future. BobO'Link even though I haven't seen the original I'm thinking that it is completely different. I'm not sure if you would enjoy the remake but you might check it out anyway.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. Grey Gardens (2009)
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. A History of Violence (2005)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Mystic Pizza (1988)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
19. Twelve Monkeys
20. The War of the Worlds
21. On the Town
22. Moulin Rouge!

BobO'Link
08-29-15, 06:38 PM
On Borrowed Time (1939)
This is the last film on your list of which I'm familiar...

Moulin Rouge!... BobO'Link even though I haven't seen the original I'm thinking that it is completely different. I'm not sure if you would enjoy the remake but you might check it out anyway.
I may do that at some point...

I enjoyed From Here to Eternity and found it was quite different than I was expecting. While it's listed as a Drama/Romance/War I the romance part was not as major a part as I'd imagined. Even the somewhat iconic love scene on the beach was *very* short. If you blink you'll miss it! It's more a military movie with a very minor war association (the last ~10 minutes take on January 7th, 1941). Things I expected to occur never did (not mentioning as they are spoilers) and what happened to two of the main characters was mostly a surprise. I was surprised to see Jack Warden, Merle Travis (yes, the country musician), Claude Akins, Willis Bouchey, Robert J. Wilke, George Reeves (Superman) and Ernest Borgnine in the film. I'd watch it again.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Outcast (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552224/reference
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/reference
4. Ride the High Country (1962) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056412/reference
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference
6. Cool Hand Luke (1967) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061512/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Cover Girl (1944) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/reference
9. Next (2007) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435705/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Marnie (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Deliverance (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
El Cid (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Ninotchka (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Searchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Transformers (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
I Heart Huckabees (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
EDtv (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Iron Man 3 (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Peeper (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Chinese Zodiac (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Daimajin gyakushû (1966) (aka Return of Daimajin) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
The Three Stooges (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
From Here to Eternity (1953) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

hbsvb
08-30-15, 06:25 PM
6. Cool Hand Luke (1967) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061512/reference


I pick Cool Hand Luke as it's the only one I've seen from your list (and it's a very good movie).

I really enjoyed Frankenweenie. I loved the look of the movie and think it is one of Tim Burton's best recent efforts.


Timecrimes (2007)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Fantasia (1940)
Insomnia (1997)
True Grit (2010)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Brave (2012)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Epic (2013)


Movies Watched:
1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
8. Blow Out (1981) - 06/12/15
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 06/19/15
10. Ed Wood (1994) - 06/22/15
11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 06/26/15
12. Watchmen (2009) - 07/10/15
13. I Am Legend (2007) - 07/17/15
14. In Time (2011) - 07/31/15
15. Gojira (1954) - 08/06/15
16. Super 8 (2011) - 08/14/15
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - 08/15/15
18. Pinocchio (1940) - 08/17/15
19. American Gangster (2007) - 08/22/15
20. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - 08/27/15
21. Frankenweenie (2012) - 08/30/15

lrend
09-01-15, 07:59 PM
True Grit (2010)


I pick True Grit.

On Borrowed Time was another black and white film that I enjoyed. The grandson and grandfather were comical and had me laughing. Even though there were sad moments it wasn't overly emotional. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

My list:
1. Out of the Furnace (2013)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. Grey Gardens (2009)
6. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. A History of Violence (2005)
9. At the Devil's Door (2014)
10. Mystic Pizza (1988)

Movies I've watched

1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Best in Show
7. The Paperboy
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. The Princess Bride
11. Heavenly Creatures
12. Leon: The Professional
13. Lawless
14. Star Trek Into Darkness
15. A Most Violent Year
16. White Bird in a Blizzard
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
19. Twelve Monkeys
20. The War of the Worlds
21. On the Town
22. Moulin Rouge!
23. On Borrowed Time


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