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10-14-03, 04:56 AM
What's the best movie you've seen recently and what did you like about it?
I saw Johnny English (with Rowan Atkinson) I just about wet myself laughing.
I typically watch movies with my teens, and the last good movie I saw was Bend It like Beckem. It was a soccer girl movie, I liked learning some of the India culture.
10-14-03, 10:32 AM
Best movie I have ever seen is still the Princess Bride.
Most recent movie I have ever seen is LOTR: the Two Towers. Really liked it, can't wait for the Return of the King.
Gee Paul, isn't there any movies you have that I don't have??
My all time favorite movie is Bull Duram :D
I just saw two nights ago two movies: American Werewolf in London and Bridget Jones Diary. I thought both were fun.
10-14-03, 12:53 PM
Hmmm... what movies do I have within sight of me (and recommend) right now...
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - The Musical
Dead Poets Society
Next on my list to find and watch: K-PAX.
I was curious about K-Pax, let me know what you think of it.
10-15-03, 03:09 AM
I love Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Also, Finding Nemo and Ice Age and Shrek are great too.
10-15-03, 07:43 AM
LOL bf's fav film is "Princess Bride" as well :D
Last film I saw in the cinema was "Pirates of the Caribbean" which I found hilarious. Jack Davenport (The guy who plays Norrington - LOL had to look that one up) is in my all-time favourite comedy "Coupling" - I've had complaints from neighbours from laughing so loud every single time I watch the DVDs (there's 3 series so lots of explosive laughter) :eek:
Before that I saw Hulk and XMen2 but didn't really get much of either (enjoyed watching them but just enjoyed the cinematics, don't remember any of the plots though - or is that because they didn't HAVE a plot? ;) ).
Even before that it was the Matrix Reloaded but I kind of switched off when it all went "a bit Ibiza" (the scene where they just dance for about 10 mintues) and only really went back to it when the motorway chase started ;)
I prefer films on DVD these days as I can always watch it again if I miss out on bits, unless I REALLY like a film I usually have to watch it at least twice in order to remember any of it at all. (Could ahve something to do with reading through the film and walking off to do washing up etc. constantly though)
Loved Shrek as well (LOL especially the bit where the bird explodes - that's just after I thought "OMG it's going all Disney!!!"), haven't watched the DVD yet (which bf got - thankfully he's a film nut and buys lots of DVDs so I don't have to!) but saw it twice in the cinema :)
10-15-03, 10:47 AM
Oh yeah. Gotta add the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Agree with you Scatterbrain about the lack of plot in many recent movies which are otherwise great and have wonderful special effects... Saw it as well in Terminator 3, the last two Star Wars movies, X-Men 2, Godzilla, Jurassic Park 1 through 17... the list goes on and on... I wish Hollywood would realize that plots are CHEAP compared to special effects, and it would be so EASY to put both of them into a movie at once... why do visually impressive movies have to be dull in plot? Answer: they DON'T, goddammit!
10-15-03, 10:48 AM
Oh yeah, plus Cube. It is very weird, but VERY good and somewhat disturbing, (Joan, don't you ever watch it)... but I think it is a fantastic movie and would watch it again and again.
All time fave comedy: "The Replacements"
Musical: "The Sound of Music"
Suspense/Thrill/Psych Drama: "A Time to Kill" (book was great, and this movie stayed pretty true to the book)
Action/Comedy: Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3--but not 4
Chick Flick: "While You Were Sleeping"
From my teen years: "The Breakfast Club"
10-15-03, 10:09 PM
It is very biazzare in the order inwhich it runs... the movie starts with the ned and backs through. Very interesting...
ADHD people tend to not be disturbed by the order, other people can be quite "challenged." :)
10-16-03, 03:38 AM
Oops yeah I saw Terminator 3 forgot all about that one! Pretty nuke explosions (had a *thing* about nukes as a kid :rolleyes: ) but that was about it.
And Fight Club, have watched it on DVD a few times and love it, never went to the flicks to see it cos I thought it was about boxing ;)
10-16-03, 08:34 AM
Liked that too...
What did all of you think of the Blair Witch Project? I hear many people didn't like it because the camerawork made them nauseous, I'm curious as to whether ADD brains are better at handling it...
10-16-03, 08:47 AM
My uni degree was in film-making, photography and scriptwriting. I tend to not like the moving camera when it's overdone so I wasn't a fan of the blair witch. Artistically, I think that Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1929) is really good. Recent films that show a lot of cinematic brilliance are Trainspotting and strangely enough - Finding Nemo in which every shot is perfect.