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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:06 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:02 PM, BumFodder wrote: Dont watch wreck it ralph, its honestly the worst film ive seen in over a year.

Eh? But, why?


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:07 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:03 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:02 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:01 PM, Pkmn2 wrote: Watch Wreck-It Ralph, if you haven't watched it yet.
Dont watch wreck it ralph, its honestly the worst film ive seen in over a year.
It's too childish

Its not that its too childish, its just so clearly made to be oscar bait that it sacrifices anything decent about itself. I could sit here and make a really big list of everything that makes it shit but I cant be bothered.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:09 PM Reply

Some of the Kaiju films from Toho like Godzilla look pretty fun to watch if you can get over the cheesiness of the earlier films that came out of the 70s.Also look into House that was also produced by the same company.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:15 PM Reply

In Bruges


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:17 PM Reply

Human centipede bro. I watched that shit baked as fuck and I laughed my ass off to the point that I coughed my ass off. Haha funny ass movie bro


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:17 PM Reply

You might like Miyazaki's films. The animation is always incredible, and Brad Bird (director of "The Iron Giant") and John Lasseter (one of the leading brains at PIXAR) take inspiration from Miyazaki. Try Princess Mononoke, for example.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:18 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:09 PM, Natick wrote: Bumfodder, did you ever see Les Miserables?

You'd hate that too.

Is that also generic oscar bait that follows the generic oscar bait formula for every single moment?

At 3/3/13 03:06 PM, Pkmn2 wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:02 PM, BumFodder wrote: Dont watch wreck it ralph, its honestly the worst film ive seen in over a year.
Eh? But, why?

Every single moment of it could be exchanged for any other oscar bait animation.

Guy introduces himself in third person, introduces characters, does a load of stupid things for no reason and runs off, meets some cute person, villian appears/is introduced, cute person gets in trouble and they are seperated, save the cute person, happy ending.

And its not just that either, every few minutes theres a stupid references to a video game or skrillex, everyone makes idiotic decisions constantly, has a gratuitous popular music song for no reason, is very plot light and seems to make it up as it goes along, and the end is solved by something they obviously went back and added earlier.

I cant really say anything good about it except that a couple of characters are fine.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:26 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 02:54 PM, Knights wrote: Big Trouble in Little China; John Carpenter is THE MAN.

Halloween, The Thing, They Live!

No argument here. He is the man.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:27 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:23 PM, Natick wrote: Yup.

And if you've seen Les Miserables in concert like anyone else or the many other film adaptations, there's nothing different about it aside from a wider technical scope and Anne Hathaway trying to wedge in some method acting by shaving her head (which looks good now but in the film, ish)

Well atleast head shaving scenes are always funny

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:30 PM Reply

Death Wish 3.

Death Wish 3 is so awesome that it exists outside the series and stands as it's own entity.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:32 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:29 PM, Natick wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:27 PM, BumFodder wrote: Well atleast head shaving scenes are always funny
I'll only be seeing it to see Sacha Baron Cohen sing Master of the House and then once that's over, I'm switching it off.

I fucking loved him in Sweeney Todd and that song has been making me laugh for nearly a decade.

I havent seen any of his films since borat. Ali G is still my favourite though.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:36 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:18 PM, BumFodder wrote: Every single moment of it could be exchanged for any other oscar bait animation.

Guy introduces himself in third person, introduces characters, does a load of stupid things for no reason and runs off, meets some cute person, villian appears/is introduced, cute person gets in trouble and they are seperated, save the cute person, happy ending.

And its not just that either, every few minutes theres a stupid references to a video game or skrillex, everyone makes idiotic decisions constantly, has a gratuitous popular music song for no reason, is very plot light and seems to make it up as it goes along, and the end is solved by something they obviously went back and added earlier.

I cant really say anything good about it except that a couple of characters are fine.

I think, you're just overreacting. First of all, the cute person is obviously cute, because it comes from a videogame featuring candy and happy-go-jolly music. What did you expect?

References of videogames in a movie about old arcades? No surprise there.
And they didn't even overdid the references. I expected much worse things. Heck, I thought Mario would appear in this movie, but he didn't. (Which makes Bowser totally out of place, btw.)
And Skrillex had exactly one song in the entire flick and it wasn't even out of place. I dislike dubstep, but I honestly thought, that it was very fitting to that particular scene.

Anyway, it's your opinion, so I'll respect that.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:36 PM Reply

And its not just that either, every few minutes theres a stupid references to a video game or skrillex, everyone makes idiotic decisions constantly, has a gratuitous popular music song for no reason, is very plot light and seems to make it up as it goes along, and the end is solved by something they obviously went back and added earlier.

sounds like it was made to be aimed at the retro video game hipster base


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:41 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:36 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote:
And its not just that either, every few minutes theres a stupid references to a video game or skrillex, everyone makes idiotic decisions constantly, has a gratuitous popular music song for no reason, is very plot light and seems to make it up as it goes along, and the end is solved by something they obviously went back and added earlier.
sounds like it was made to be aimed at the retro video game hipster base

Yeah I suppose thats true since the average age is like 30 and theyd probably want to take their kids to see a film about video games for kids.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:41 PM Reply

yer gonna wanna watch the mack and superfly about 3 times today. then call biddy up an get 2 werk


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:51 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:41 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:36 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote:
And its not just that either, every few minutes theres a stupid references to a video game or skrillex, everyone makes idiotic decisions constantly, has a gratuitous popular music song for no reason, is very plot light and seems to make it up as it goes along, and the end is solved by something they obviously went back and added earlier.
sounds like it was made to be aimed at the retro video game hipster base
Yeah I suppose thats true since the average age is like 30 and theyd probably want to take their kids to see a film about video games for kids.

"hey guys did you get that new uber mario game ITS SO MUCH BETTER THAN CALL OF DUTY, im going to see wreck it ralph because it has tons of ninja gaiden and le other stuff from angry video gamer nerd :3"

That's how I imagined it ever since I heard about this movie before it premered in theaters.

Now, Wall-E, THAT'S a good Disney CGI movie


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 05:07 PM Reply

You could also check out: Eyes Wide Shut, Psychomania, Tutti I Colori Del Buio, and The Devil Rides Out.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 04:24 AM Reply

Watch an anime.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 01:29 AM Reply

Look at the imdb top list

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 01:43 AM Reply

1. American History X ( One of my all time favorites)
2. Django
3. Both Kill Bills
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. From Dusk Till Dawn.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 02:55 AM Reply

At 3/3/13 12:11 PM, Otto wrote: Some notable films I've loved:
The Iron Giant, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Toy Story, Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind, Pulp Fiction, Chun King Express, Wallace & Gromit, Double Indemnity, American Psycho, Star Wars, The 400 Blows, The 5 Obstructions, Silence of the Lambs, Happiness, Trainspotting

If you haven't seen it yet, I recommand Psycho by Hitchcock. Otherwise, Stanley Kubrick's movies are amazing. 2001: A Space Odyssey is my definite favorite. But Dr.Strangelove and A Clockworg Orange are masterpieces as well.

28 Days Later is another one of my all time favorites. If you haven't seen it. Watch it now, and listen well. The movie looks great, but sounds even better.

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 02:58 AM Reply

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 03:07 AM Reply

At 3/3/13 02:01 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 3/3/13 01:53 PM, steph2568 wrote: Life is Beautiful. It's an Italian film set during World War II.

One of my all-time favorite movies <3
My mom has told me a few times that I really should watch that.

She's right. Watch it.

At 3/3/13 03:23 PM, Natick wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:18 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 3/3/13 03:09 PM, Natick wrote: Bumfodder, did you ever see Les Miserables?

You'd hate that too.
Is that also generic oscar bait that follows the generic oscar bait formula for every single moment?
Yup.

I don't see the point in redoing that movie all over again. You can read the book, go watch the play, watch the first movie... there was not need to remake this. Just like there was no need to remake Anna Karenine. Watch the goddamn original.

At 3/3/13 03:36 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote:
And its not just that either, every few minutes theres a stupid references to a video game or skrillex, everyone makes idiotic decisions constantly, has a gratuitous popular music song for no reason, is very plot light and seems to make it up as it goes along, and the end is solved by something they obviously went back and added earlier.
sounds like it was made to be aimed at the retro video game hipster base

There really wasn't that much references to old-school videogames. I myself, expected them to abuse and over-abuse of this, but they didn't.

At 3/3/13 03:51 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote: Now, Wall-E, THAT'S a good Disney CGI movie

With reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey

Watch that movie!
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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 03:14 AM Reply

I say you should watch Captain America: The First Avenger. Though the last ten-ish minutes is just to quickly tie it in with the Avengers, the rest of the movie is wondrous. I enjoy it so, so much.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 08:28 AM Reply

At 3/3/13 12:23 PM, Otto wrote:
At 3/3/13 12:15 PM, Grotty wrote: Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Taxi Driver, The Big Lebowski or, for something newer, the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The American version. It's by the same guy who directed Fight Club.
Much as I do love David Fincher, I really don't enjoy remakes of films just for people too lazy to read subtitles. I've seen Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the original language and it's amazing though.

Don't get me started on Let Me In, fuck that film. Let The Right One In is incredibly brilliant though.

You should watch "Oldboy". It's not Swedish, like the ones you mentioned, but it's very good! It's from Korea by the way. It's on IMDBs list of the 250 best movies ever, and pretty high up. Quentin Tarantino's favourite movie (director of Pulp Fiction among other movies). It's just great and you should totally watch it since you don't have any problem with foreign language films :3

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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 07:01 PM Reply

Casino. Just imagine Goodfellas in Vegas and you're pretty much there. Can't really go wrong with De Niro.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 07:39 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 12:11 PM, Otto wrote: Some notable films I've loved:
Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind, Chun King Express, The 400 Blows

YEEEEEEES. Uh, sorry, there just aren't an awful lot of 400 Blows shout-outs on the BBS and it's more or less my favorite movie. Anyway, recommendations: have you seen In the Mood for Love? It's by Wong Kar Wai, who directed Chungking Express, and I think it's his best film (for that matter I think it's one of anyone's best films), so if you haven't seen it you should definitely check it out.

Other recommendations off the top of my head:

Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Herzog, '70s)
Paris, Texas (Wenders, '80s)
The Host (Bong, '00s)- awesome Korean monster movie.
A Boy and His Dog (Jones, '70s)
Repo Man (Cox, '80s)
Zero de Conduite (Vigo, '30s)- Huge influence on 400 Blows (the scene with the kids all gradually sneaking away from the gym teacher is a direct homage).
Holy Motors (Carax, '10s)- I just watched it this weekend. One review I read accurately described it as a "bugfuck masterpiece."
The Fall (Singh, '00s)
The Secret of Kells (Moore, '00s)- Gorgeous little animated film from Ireland that came out of nowhere to get an Oscar nomination.
Drive (Refn, '10s)
Babe: Pig in the City (Miller, '90s)- But seriously.
Dark City (Proyas, '90s)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, '10s)- Maybe my favorite film of last year.

At 3/3/13 03:15 PM, Hemlok wrote: In Bruges

Yes, definitely watch this at some point too. Fantastic movie.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 08:02 AM Reply

Nah, Wreck it Ralph is a decent family movie.

IMO, Narc and Taking Lives are both crap. And Unlawful Entry is mediocre.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 11:04 AM Reply

Watch Lost Highway.


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Response to What film should I watch? Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 12:38 PM Reply

At 3/5/13 07:39 PM, Dr-Worm wrote:
At 3/3/13 12:11 PM, Otto wrote: Some notable films I've loved:
Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind, Chun King Express, The 400 Blows
YEEEEEEES. Uh, sorry, there just aren't an awful lot of 400 Blows shout-outs on the BBS and it's more or less my favorite movie. Anyway, recommendations: have you seen In the Mood for Love? It's by Wong Kar Wai, who directed Chungking Express, and I think it's his best film (for that matter I think it's one of anyone's best films), so if you haven't seen it you should definitely check it out.

Other recommendations off the top of my head:

Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Herzog, '70s)
Paris, Texas (Wenders, '80s)
The Host (Bong, '00s)- awesome Korean monster movie.
A Boy and His Dog (Jones, '70s)
Repo Man (Cox, '80s)
Zero de Conduite (Vigo, '30s)- Huge influence on 400 Blows (the scene with the kids all gradually sneaking away from the gym teacher is a direct homage).
Holy Motors (Carax, '10s)- I just watched it this weekend. One review I read accurately described it as a "bugfuck masterpiece."
The Fall (Singh, '00s)
The Secret of Kells (Moore, '00s)- Gorgeous little animated film from Ireland that came out of nowhere to get an Oscar nomination.
Drive (Refn, '10s)
Babe: Pig in the City (Miller, '90s)- But seriously.
Dark City (Proyas, '90s)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, '10s)- Maybe my favorite film of last year.

At 3/3/13 03:15 PM, Hemlok wrote: In Bruges
Yes, definitely watch this at some point too. Fantastic movie.

Thankyou man, this is a very good post. I've studied Film Studies for 2 years so I got shown a lot of Wong Kar Wai from our year on New Wave cinema. I'll definitely check out this other film then! Paris, Texas has been on the list for a while, so it's bumped up to the top now. I've seen Drive and In Bruges; very sweet films. Beasts of The Southern While looks sweet so I'll get on that too.

Cheers everyone, I've got a fat list of bookmarks to watch now

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