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08-31-2013, 09:20 PM
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Yes! i've seen it a couple of times, i'm big fan of earlier Coen movies! Miller's Crossing (1990) also highly recommend
I own Miller's Crossing on VHS, DVD and Blueray........I am a fan!

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Speaking of clockwork orange (wtf earl, u were raking in points with there will be blood and such...), if anyone loves good satire, Kubrick's Barry Lyndon is Greta movie and IMO Kubrick's best work.
Kubrick has to grow on you I feel. I had no idea what the heck Clockwork Orange and 2001 was really about watching it at a younger age. They were just too strange for me. With age, you learn to appreciate Kubrick more and understand he is a true genius & everyone rips off things from him. I also agree that Barry Lyndon was his best movie, some of the things he pulled off in that movie (natural lighting making many scenes look like paintings) is incredible.

A ton of my favs have already been mentioned in the posts (Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Shawshank etc) so I'll put some suggestions I haven't seen mentioned.

For more modern action....Running Scarred is really well done. I hate Paul Walker with a passion but trust me, it's worth a watch with some crazy scenes.

Old school for me is a sci-fi flick called Enemy Mine. If anyone has watched this flick (probably as a kid) Dennis Quaid & Louis Gossett Jr are great in it. It has some cheese in it (if u hate sci-fi forget it) but I still have it as one of my favs.

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Kubrick has to grow on you I feel. I had no idea what the heck Clockwork Orange and 2001 was really about watching it at a younger age. They were just too strange for me. With age, you learn to appreciate Kubrick more and understand he is a true genius & everyone rips off things from him. I also agree that Barry Lyndon was his best movie, some of the things he pulled off in that movie (natural lighting making many scenes look like paintings) is incredible.

A ton of my favs have already been mentioned in the posts (Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Shawshank etc) so I'll put some suggestions I haven't seen mentioned.

For more modern action....Running Scarred is really well done. I hate Paul Walker with a passion but trust me, it's worth a watch with some crazy scenes.

Old school for me is a sci-fi flick called Enemy Mine. If anyone has watched this flick (probably as a kid) Dennis Quaid & Louis Gossett Jr are great in it. It has some cheese in it (if u hate sci-fi forget it) but I still have it as one of my favs.
Pretty sure i've seen both, but can't recall much of either.

i started to watch kubrick in my teens, and loved it then and even more after when i understood more about his themes and his style. The gambling room in Barry Lyndon is one of my fav scenes.


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My favorite "mob-gangster" movies

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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)
I have to admit though, his jab at The Wire and Breaking Bad is dead on.

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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.
No, I'm just saying Cage had a few very good performances (Leaving Las Vegas comes to mind).

I can't remember such a good performance from Costner (he's had a few OK) and I can't remember a movie where Keanu Reeve's performance was not painful.

Not talking about the movie per se, I'm talking about the actor. Matrix was a very good movie, but Reeve was godamn awful, tbh.

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No, I'm just saying Cage had a few very good performances (Leaving Las Vegas comes to mind).

I can't remember such a good performance from Costner (he's had a few OK) and I can't remember a movie where Keanu Reeve's performance was not painful.

Not talking about the movie per se, I'm talking about the actor. Matrix was a very good movie, but Reeve was godamn awful, tbh.
Cage has such a unique look, sound and method that he can be very good if the role suits him. The problem is that he is absolutely brutal when he is in a role that isn't perfect for him.

This would lead me to believe that he can't really act but his natural actions in their own quirky way suit certain characters.

As far as Costner is concerned, I think he is generally a pretty bad actor but I did like him in Dances with Wolves and Open Range.

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The only movie that I've enjoyed watching that Cage was involved in was Faceoff but I think it had more to do with how unique the plot was.

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Speaking of clockwork orange (wtf earl, u were raking in points with there will be blood and such...), if anyone loves good satire, Kubrick's Barry Lyndon is Greta movie and IMO Kubrick's best work.
I think Lyndon is his best too! Took me like 10 times seeing it to realize how funny it is. The photography is unmatched.

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Oh and Bad Lieutenant (1992) with Harvey Keitel is is great flick, must watch for whoever likes stories of degenerates.
just got this one on VHS amongst a bunch of others that I've never heard of until I got them but look great!

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I work with two enormous cinephiles, one of whom is particularly enamoured with Asian movies. There isn't much that I haven't heard of or seen at this point although I still haven't seen Citizen Kane yet.....go figure
I remember being a bit underwhelmed by Kane the first time around just because of the gargantuan hype. For me it got better the more times I watched it.

All the Welles movies I've seen have been great even though just about all of them besides Kane were butchered by the studios. One of the great injustices ever was how Welles was treated by the studios after Kane. I think Hearst did him in after Welles' less than favourable depiction of him in Kane.

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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.



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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.
Fog of War was solid. I'd like to check out that Kennedy doc.

Transmetropolitan is amazing!!! So funny. I think I stopped around vol. 5 or 6 only because I moved away and I was getting them from my library. Need to finish it off. Tons of others I'm missing out on too.

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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!
Chaplin is great. Harold LLoyd is great too along with Buster Keaton. Took me awhile to get into silent films but they're pretty boss.

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some people don't like die hard? i mean, what???? no wonder this board doesn't like fighting...

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For Documentaries - they are in the process of making a Quality one For Leo Major - Canada's Greatest WW II Hero - among his Courageous acts - he Captured a whole town by himself - full of SS etc. actually deserves a big screen movie - who do you think could play him - Brad Pitt would be cool .


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and to Talik Sanis, thank you very much for your Lovecraft input.

Do you have any other horror or other book recommendations?

This is the best thread ever.

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Finally got started on my VHS odyssey.

Watched Burt Reynolds in 'Malone'. Really enjoyed it.

ex-CIA deserts, drifts into small town that's getting squeezed out by some crazy Teabagger (politically) buying out all the local businesses. Burt lends a hand.

Fairly by the numbers 80s action movie but Reynolds is just brilliant in it. Does a lot with just a few looks. I think he's a very underrated actor.

So many great recommendations it's hard to pimp this one TOO hard. Lot of classics but this is just a solid movie. Doesn't re-invent the wheel but just look at this poster:
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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.
Well, for one thing, it is 9 hours long. Figured there'd be a lot of info in a documentary that masssive. And there is. They go at it from a lot of different angles. Some pretty significant accusations, too.

I think I got interested when I watched the x-files episodes that focuses on the smoking man. Has nobody mentioned x-files, btw? Fantastic show. Anyway, I did some google searches on what the most accurate documentaries on the JFK assassination were, and mostly came up with this one.

Although I believe I was mistaken about it being BBC. Now that I look it up, I see that it was made by ITV with several instalments over the years. The last three episodes having been produced for the american history channel.

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Well, for one thing, it is 9 hours long. Figured there'd be a lot of info in a documentary that masssive. And there is. They go at it from a lot of different angles. Some pretty significant accusations, too.

I think I got interested when I watched the x-files episodes that focuses on the smoking man. Has nobody mentioned x-files, btw? Fantastic show. Anyway, I did some google searches on what the most accurate documentaries on the JFK assassination were, and mostly came up with this one.

Although I believe I was mistaken about it being BBC. Now that I look it up, I see that it was made by ITV with several instalments over the years. The last three episodes having been produced for the american history channel.
Totally forgot about the x-files!!!!

Loved it but the movies weren't quite as strong.

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Totally forgot about the x-files!!!!

Loved it but the movies weren't quite as strong.
Yeah. I only watched the first. Heard that the newest one shouldn't even be considered canon.

As for the series, I wish I could say I finished it. Once I heard that Mulder leaves after season 6 or whatever, it just ruined it for me.

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Since we're being honest... I don't care much for the Godfather series. Any of them.
And you went too far...

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And you went too far...
Only 66.66666666666667% too far............part 3 really did suck

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watched twelve monkeys last night didn't live up to the hype for me.

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watched twelve monkeys last night didn't live up to the hype for me.
understand, its good movie, not a great movie, dunno why there is so much hype for that movie though :/

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watched twelve monkeys last night didn't live up to the hype for me.
Both my girlfriend and I enjoyed it, but I'll agree that it didn't live up to the hype. But people painted it as top 5 sci-fi film. So that's some pretty tough hype to deliver on.

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You think so, but there's an alternate timeline where you loved it. I'm looking forward to reading your retraction last week.

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Watched Battle Los Angeles last night. Stopped watching about mid-way.

I love sci-fi movies involving aliens. Probably my favorite genre of movie. This, however, was one big, steaming pile of garbage. No substance, no hint at character relations, nothing. Just a shoot-em-up sci-fi where the aliens come to earth for some unknown reason to blow stuff up and kill a bunch of people. I think District 9 is where alien movies go right. How do we even know they would come here to harm us. What if they don't want to hurt anybody, despite having technology that could wipe out the entire planet.

Ugh... I'll stop before the rant grows too big.

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For Documentaries - they are in the process of making a Quality one For Leo Major - Canada's Greatest WW II Hero - among his Courageous acts - he Captured a whole town by himself - full of SS etc. actually deserves a big screen movie - who do you think could play him - Brad Pitt would be cool .
Wow, that's great news. Hope the documentary will be up the task.

If you don't know who Léo Major is, feel some shame and go read the wiki entry for him. This guy is a legend.

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Watched Battle Los Angeles last night. Stopped watching about mid-way.

I love sci-fi movies involving aliens. Probably my favorite genre of movie. This, however, was one big, steaming pile of garbage. No substance, no hint at character relations, nothing. Just a shoot-em-up sci-fi where the aliens come to earth for some unknown reason to blow stuff up and kill a bunch of people. I think District 9 is where alien movies go right. How do we even know they would come here to harm us. What if they don't want to hurt anybody, despite having technology that could wipe out the entire planet.

Ugh... I'll stop before the rant grows too big.
I'm assuming you've seen district 9?

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