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08-31-2013, 04:18 PM
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I've seen 12 monkeys suggested so much in this thread, I think it might have just bumped There Will Be Blood for tonight's movie night.



Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I think when I watched Vengeance, it was one of those, " hey, lets watch a movie in bed before going to sleep' kinda things.

Probably focused on other things


I can't watch documentaries too early, because they always leave me pissed right the **** off and it ruins my mood for the entire day.
Don't allow There Will be Blood to slip off your radar.

Documentaries would be a good topic on their own. I know there are 3 documentaries that have had a lasting impact on me:

1) Food Inc. - Made me sick for a day, changed my eating habits for a month, read labeling forever.

2) The World According to Monsanto - along with Food Inc., opened my eyes to the concentration of influence and power in the food supply chain.

3) The Cove - Will never step into a marine wildlife park again. **** off Seaworld

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My two favorite action flicks that are seldom discussed: ConAir and The Rock. They are classics.

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08-31-2013, 04:40 PM
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Don't allow There Will be Blood to slip off your radar.

Documentaries would be a good topic on their own. I know there are 3 documentaries that have had a lasting impact on me:

1) Food Inc. - Made me sick for a day, changed my eating habits for a month, read labeling forever.

2) The World According to Monsanto - along with Food Inc., opened my eyes to the concentration of influence and power in the food supply chain.

3) The Cove - Will never step into a marine wildlife park again. **** off Seaworld
I've watched food inc and the cove. I think I almost watched the monsanto one a while ago.. but when you've seen a few of those documentaries, you've seen it all. I just feel like I'm going looking for another really bad mood, you know?

And The Cove just made me really sad... But I guess that was the point.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Inside Job ( now this one will really piss you off)
No End In Sight (same)
Fog of war
Enron: Smartest guys in the room
Who killed the electric car (#1 > #2, imo)

Off the top of my head, those are some of my 'favorites'.


If you want something crazy long, there's like a 9 part documentary series from BBC on the kennedy assassination called ' The Men who Killed Kennedy". ****ed up.



Edit:


And why the **** not? Pickup transmetropolitan, my favorite comic book. As someone who is not a big fan of comic books, but works as the computer magician at a comic shop... I've read some stuff.

Transmet is ****ing amazing.

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08-31-2013, 04:54 PM
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Never was a big die hard fan, I enjoyed the lethal weapons a fair bit though.

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08-31-2013, 04:58 PM
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Personally I rank good fellas, casino and scarface above godfather trio when it comes to gangster flicks. Doesn't mean I don't like godfather, its a great trilogy.

The untouchables IMO is one of the most overrated gangster flicks. Connery and Costner are terrible in that movie
Goodfellas trumps them all imo.


Costner just flat out sucks imo. He's been in some good movies, but largely no thanks to him.

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08-31-2013, 05:08 PM
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Goodfellas trumps them all imo.


Costner just flat out sucks imo. He's been in some good movies, but largely no thanks to him.
Agreed on Costner!

Outside of a couple of movies he is usually painful to watch.

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Agreed on Costner!

Outside of a couple of movies he is usually painful to watch.
I often wonder who/why hires guys like Costner, Cage, Reaves ect. I'm convinced I couldn't do any worse.

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I often wonder who/why hires guys like Costner, Cage, Reaves ect. I'm convinced I couldn't do any worse.
True, maybe with the exception of Cage. He's done some stupid stuff, alright, but some very good performances as well.

Costner is bad most of the time, but not that bad. Keanu Reeves is just painful to watch. His best scene ever was probably this:


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Never was a big die hard fan, I enjoyed the lethal weapons a fair bit though.
This guy.


This guy right here.

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This guy.


This guy right here.
I found the characters complimented each other real well. Gibson and Glover had outstanding chemistry and Leo Getz is one of my favorite characters of all-time. Joe Pesci rocks.

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I found the characters complimented each other real well. Gibson and Glover had outstanding chemistry and Leo Getz is one of my favorite characters of all-time. Joe Pesci rocks.
I think we still have a poster around here who goes by Leo Getz.

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Speaking of Joe Pesci.

How would posters rank My Cousin Vinny and The Super. I loved these movies too.

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Speaking of Joe Pesci.

How would posters rank My Cousin Vinny and The Super. I loved these movies too.
Hell yeah! Two yoots?

One of my favorite comedy, excluding any Chaplin movies. BTW any Chaplin fans in here?

Also, speaking of comedy, Bernie (from Belgium, not weekend at) might be my favorite comedy ever. So dark, yet so hilarious and crazy!

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Hell yeah! Two yoots?

One of my favorite comedy, excluding any Chaplin movies. BTW any Chaplin fans in here?
****ing love chaplin!


Sometimes I just put his speech from the great dictator on loop.

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****ing love chaplin!


Sometimes I just put his speech from the great dictator on loop.
I know what you mean. I read somewhere that he blinked less than ten times during those 5 minutes. What's crazy is that he still make people laugh decades later and is still relevant today. I bought all of his movies in a DVD boxset some time ago and his short, less known flicks are often the best ones.

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I've watched food inc and the cove. I think I almost watched the monsanto one a while ago.. but when you've seen a few of those documentaries, you've seen it all. I just feel like I'm going looking for another really bad mood, you know?

And The Cove just made me really sad... But I guess that was the point.

I'd recommend:


The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Inside Job ( now this one will really piss you off)
No End In Sight (same)
Fog of war
Enron: Smartest guys in the room
Who killed the electric car (#1 > #2, imo)

Off the top of my head, those are some of my 'favorites'.


If you want something crazy long, there's like a 9 part documentary series from BBC on the kennedy assassination called ' The Men who Killed Kennedy". ****ed up.



Edit:


And why the **** not? Pickup transmetropolitan, my favorite comic book. As someone who is not a big fan of comic books, but works as the computer magician at a comic shop... I've read some stuff.

Transmet is ****ing amazing.
All noted. I did see Who Killed the Electric Car and Inside job, both eye opening.

I've briefly looked at the BBC doc on JFK, what made it grab you.

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All noted. I did see Who Killed the Electric Car and Inside job, both eye opening.

I've briefly looked at the BBC doc on JFK, what made it grab you.
The money masters is a pretty good one or the Secret of Oz. One of the most fascinating things to me is centralized banking/federal reserve and fiat currency.

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T'was a joke. You know... satire?
So was using twenty-five gazillion smileys

Still, Seth McFarlane wouldn't know a joke if it came out of the hole he craps... err, creates (*cough*) his shows from.

(oh yes, I did)

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True, maybe with the exception of Cage. He's done some stupid stuff, alright, but some very good performances as well.

Costner is bad most of the time, but not that bad. Keanu Reeves is just painful to watch. His best scene ever was probably this:

You think Cage is a good actor? I think he's been in some good movies, sure, so have costner, reaves, ect, but I think he's pretty bad. He's closer to the bottom rung than he is to the top.

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I love that movie, I just wish there were more monkeys in it.
HFB more than compensates for that

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It's hot. Damn hot. Real hot. Hottest thing is my shorts. I could cook things in it!

How's yours?

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Also recommend an earlier Coen (first?) movie that's overlooked, Blood Simple (1984)

Wild at Heart (1990) (david lynch befor he went all Mullholland drive) for good Cage performance. He's not my fav, but he has his moments. also Dafoe has interesting part in that movie too

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You think Cage is a good actor? I think he's been in some good movies, sure, so have costner, reaves, ect, but I think he's pretty bad. He's closer to the bottom rung than he is to the top.
I think Cage is terrible.....he has absolutely no range. I liked Raising Arizona but he suited his character in that movie.

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Also recommend an earlier Coen (first?) movie that's overlooked, Blood Simple (1984)

Wild at Heart (1990) (david lynch befor he went all Mullholland drive) for good Cage performance. He's not my fav, but he has his moments. also Dafoe has interesting part in that movie too
Speaking of early Coen's....have you seen the Hudsucker Proxy? I haven't seen it yet but a buddy of mine highly recommends it.

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08-31-2013, 08:18 PM
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Speaking of early Coen's....have you seen the Hudsucker Proxy? I haven't seen it yet but a buddy of mine highly recommends it.
Yes! i've seen it a couple of times, i'm big fan of earlier Coen movies! Miller's Crossing (1990) also highly recommend
They always manage to make good Comedy, even in their darkest movies (Fargo)

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I think Cage is terrible.....he has absolutely no range. I liked Raising Arizona but he suited his character in that movie.
Agreed, I have enjoyed a few movies he's been in, but find he's generally terrible.

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