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Post by John » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:29 am

Thought it would fun to have an outlet for a bunch of movie threads similar to the Goblin's Bookclub so I started this thread out to see how much interest there is (as well as to talk about movies).

I love movies. Like literature, cinema not only tells the story on the screen but influences from current affairs speaks to events going on in the world as well. The different mediums and tools used to create movies and tell stories- laughing, crying, screaming - it's just amazing what the world comes up with.

What's your favorite movie, genre, actor/actress, director, screen writer, composer etc. Talk about it all here!



I personally love old time action flicks. By old time I emphasize on the lack of CG and more of stunts, stunt men, and special effects. "Bullit" with Steve McQueen, "Die Hard" starring Bruce Willis, and "Legend of the Drunken Master" featuring Jackie Chan are some of my favorites!
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Post by RocketScientist » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:35 am

LotR is my favorite overall, same as with books. But Die Hard is my favorite Christmas movie.
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Post by John » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 am

How did you think about the translation from book to movie for LOTR? That is a highly conversational topic in general.
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Post by RocketScientist » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:43 am

I actually loved everything about it except the way they kind of downgraded Faramir. I never liked Tom Bombadil, so I didn't miss him at all. And Boromir... holy crap I hated him in the books, and I cry every time he dies in the movies. Yay Sean Bean! But Faramir just seemed so much less awesome. It was sort of depressing.
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Post by Arydra » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 am

The best movie is Princess Bride. My other favorites include LOTRO and Independence Day.
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Post by John » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:07 pm

Arydra wrote:The best movie is Princess Bride. My other favorites include LOTRO and Independence Day.

I can rewatch Independence Day over and over and over
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Post by Arydra » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:12 pm

John wrote:I can rewatch Independence Day over and over and over
I re-watch that movie every year on the 4th of July.
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Post by thinkslogically » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:18 pm

The Emperor's New Groove is a film that never, ever fails to cheer me up :) No idea why, but I love it :lol:

Top 5 on my 'I'd watch these over and over again' list (in no particular order):
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  • The Abyss (it's stupid and I love it)
  • Kill Bill 1 & 2
  • Chris Nolan's Batman series
  • Blade Runner

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Post by John » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:35 pm

Ooooo I like your train of thought!

My top 5 are (in no specific order)
  • Independence Day
  • Halloween
  • Fifth Element
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Run Lola Run
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Post by TinSoldier » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:47 pm

My favorite movie is Cherry 2000.

Speaking of which, I should watch that and Tank Girl back-to-back soon.

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Post by John » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:26 am

Tank Girl. I haven't seen that in forever. I loved that movie!
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Post by DrinksTooMuchCoffee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:46 am

RocketScientist wrote:Yay Sean Bean!
If you're a fan of him in general, you ever see the Sharpe's Rifles series of TV movies?

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Question4THunt, a user on the old forum, actualy made videos of the beheind the scenes D&D game that was 'causing' the stuff in the comic to happen. Good stuff. Last I saw he built a Kin costume, but I did not see it in a video yet. Viedos were posted to youtube. Someone might have a link. I think he entered one in one of the fan contest THunt ran as well, so it might be there in either the blog or fanart sections.
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Post by RocketScientist » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:33 am

DrinksTooMuchCoffee wrote:
RocketScientist wrote:Yay Sean Bean!
If you're a fan of him in general, you ever see the Sharpe's Rifles series of TV movies?
I haven't. Are they good, then?
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Post by ThroughTheWell » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:47 am

The couple of Sharpe's episodes I saw were good. The stories come from books.
3 rounds a minute, trained, rifle fire, if you will stand and do your job! A lot revolves around that. Napoleonic era, IIRC.
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Post by DrinksTooMuchCoffee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:49 am

RocketScientist wrote:
DrinksTooMuchCoffee wrote:
RocketScientist wrote:Yay Sean Bean!
If you're a fan of him in general, you ever see the Sharpe's Rifles series of TV movies?
I haven't. Are they good, then?
They're relatively low budget TV movies, following the adventures of a company of British riflemen in the Napoleonic wars. They're not high art, and are pretty formulaic, but I'd say still twenty hours of fun entertainment. I hadn't realized why Bean was familiar to me until now. :) Anyway, any plots I really remember are a new commanding general giving Sharpe and his riflemen the business in the stereotypically British officer head-up-butt manner over their green jackets and not being able to fire and reload as fast as the smooth-bore guns, and another episode (er, movie, but with a dozen or more of them they're more like episodes) with them being chosen as the Forlorn Hope. Oh, and I vaguely remember someone having troubles with his "wife" in the camp followers. :) As I said, I'd call them fun.

Edit: Aha, 'Pedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe_(TV_series)
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Post by beldin13 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:48 am

ok here we go
1) Princess Bride
2)Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (also a drinking game with the F word)
3) Innocent Blood
5)Spirited Away (all in this movie series are Awesome)
6)Kung Fu Hustle
7)DR. Horrible's Sing Along Blog (whenever I feel down this cheers me up)
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Post by w33zul » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:12 am

TinSoldier wrote:My favorite movie is Cherry 2000.

Speaking of which, I should watch that and Tank Girl back-to-back soon.
Cherry 2000! Awesome, just watched that a couple of weeks ago. :cheer: Thanks for reminding me of Tank Girl. I wonder if it's as awesome as I remember...I sure loved the soundtrack.

Top 5 (this is kind of mood dependent but I'll give it a go)
Brotherhood of the Wolf
The Boondock Saints
Alien
The Matrix
LOTR
oh shoot, where does Princess Bride go?
I need more slots!!!

I went with this list because all of these blew my mind the first time I saw them. After viewing too many times, their allure has faded now.

How about favourite animated films?
Despicable Me (especially the mini-minions-movies)
How to Train Your Dragon
Monsters Inc
Wall-E
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Post by Green Stain » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:04 am

hmmn, my favourite movies may be influenced heavily by the music,

Peter Greenways' "The Cook, the Theif, his wife, her lover" is still nb 1 (though also having a R rating? art house)
"Princess Mononoke"
"Despicable Me"
Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo"
2006 "Casino Royale"

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