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Postby Vehemence » Mon Aug 27, 2001 4:10 am

I went and watched Enemy at the Gates last night and would have to say this is now my favourite movie of all time.

I don't know why, but I felt so involved in the storyline and it was an incredible feeling. Finally a movie that didn't revolve around the americans all the time.

The cast involved Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz and a couple of others, including even Bob Hoskins.

I'm really impressed with it and if anyone has a chance to see it, go and watch it! Brilliant, brilliant movie! :D

Ok, *takes deeeeeep breath* much better :)
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Postby Nightmare » Mon Aug 27, 2001 8:38 am

Its quite a good movie, I agree. Its not my favourite, but its pretty good. :)
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Postby humanflyz » Mon Aug 27, 2001 4:26 pm

Don't have "a" favorite, but I do have several.

Science Fiction: Matrix and Star Wars Episode V.

Action: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

Comedy: Dumb and Dumber

Romance: I forgot the name, but Audrey Hepburn stars in it. She plays a princess who escaped from the palace in Rome and met this American reporter and they fell in love together, it's pretty sad. It's also pretty old.

Horror/Suspense: Exorcist.

Drama: Braveheart.
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Postby fable » Mon Aug 27, 2001 8:26 pm

Favorite movies? Hmmm...

Fantasy: Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. (*not* that Disney abortion)

Adventure: Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai

Mystery: The Maltese Falcon

Adventure/Angst: The Third Man

Comedy: Depends on my mood. At this moment, it's Woody Allen's Love and Death.
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Postby Sailor Saturn » Mon Aug 27, 2001 10:59 pm

Originally posted by fable:
<STRONG>(*not* that Disney abortion)</STRONG>


:eek: Disney had an abortion? :eek: Or is that just another case of the shortening disease. ;) :p :D
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Postby Vehemence » Mon Aug 27, 2001 11:10 pm

Originally posted by Sailor Saturn:
<STRONG> :eek: Disney had an abortion? :eek: Or is that just another case of the shortening disease. ;) :p :D </STRONG>


Well they tried to have an abortion but it just went all wrong and the baby came out goofy ;) :D
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Postby Rob-hin » Mon Aug 27, 2001 11:58 pm

Best movies all time:

Leon - movie about a hitman who has to take in a little girl.

Pulp Fiction - everybody knows this one

Army of Darkness - follow up of evil dead (you know, the chainsaw guy)


Spaceballs - Great comedy made like Star Wars

From dusk till dawn - killer vampires
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Postby Gruntboy » Tue Aug 28, 2001 2:05 am

I agree, Vehemence, Enemy at the gates is a great movie.
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Postby -Deke- » Tue Aug 28, 2001 2:24 am

I agree V.

Also great movies:
Le Grand Blue (a must see. With Jean Reno)
The Hole (recent viewing)
The Exorcist (best Horror ever)

Extremely bad movie:
Driven with Sly Stallone. Bad special effects, no acting whatsoever. And what irritated the heck out of me: Was it Indy was it Formula One? No, it was kind of both.....

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Postby Vehemence » Tue Aug 28, 2001 2:41 am

Originally posted by -Deke-:
<STRONG>Extremely bad movie:
Driven with Sly Stallone. Bad special effects, no acting whatsoever. And what irritated the heck out of me: Was it Indy was it Formula One? No, it was kind of both.....</STRONG>


Well I was going to watch it.... but you've changed my mind ;) :D
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Postby Nightmare » Tue Aug 28, 2001 7:35 am

A bad movie: Me, Myself, and Irene. I hated that movie so much I stopped watching halfway through.
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Postby Tom » Tue Aug 28, 2001 8:11 am

they all say its citizen kane

and it is very good - i liked it alot.
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Postby Georgi » Tue Aug 28, 2001 5:36 pm

Originally posted by Tom:
<STRONG>they all say its citizen kane</STRONG>


Who's they? ;) Every poll I ever hear about, Shawshank Redemption is the greatest movie ever...
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Postby Vehemence » Tue Aug 28, 2001 6:01 pm

Originally posted by Georgi:
<STRONG>Who's they? ;) Every poll I ever hear about, Shawshank Redemption is the greatest movie ever...</STRONG>


Enemy at the Gates beats it :p
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Postby fable » Tue Aug 28, 2001 6:15 pm

Citizen Kane *is* a fantastic film. It's hard to realize it now--it just does everything so well--but so many elements of film style date from Citizen Kane. It was one of those great hallmark movies (like M, or Birth of a Nation) which creates its own elements of cinematic vocabulary that everybody starts to copy.
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Postby THE JAKER » Tue Aug 28, 2001 7:31 pm

Originally posted by fable:
<STRONG>Adventure: Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai

Mystery: The Maltese Falcon

Adventure/Angst: The Third Man
</STRONG>


Good list, Fable. The Maltese Falcon is one of the slickest, coolest movies ever. I think Bogey was the ultimate leading man. The closest thing to him now is (groan) Bruce Willis. Pretty sad.

My favorites:

Repo Man (best movie ever)

Full Metal Jacket (best vietnam movie)

something with Peter Sellers - I'll be silly and say The Magic Christian today.

Hitchcok had the most sustained good career of any director/producer type - you could pick almost ANY movie he made, and he made movies for 50 years! Just for lasting impact I would say Psycho, North by Northwest or Saboteur.

I won't go on cuz I could talk about movies all day, but I would say that something by Buster Keaton or his modern disciple Jackie Chan should be seen by everyone...I liked Steamboat Willie Jr. w/Keaton and Twin Dragons w/Chan.
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Postby fable » Tue Aug 28, 2001 7:53 pm

Repo Man is a great film, filled with more imagination than any ten Hollywood movies in the last several years. It's been completely overlooked by Hollywood, in fact, which only pays attention to big-budgeted moneymakers. I've been meaning to break out my copy, and show it to my wife (who's never seen it). The Labor Day weekend sounds like a good time. :)

King of Hearts was a fine film, too. Ever heard of it?
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Postby THE JAKER » Tue Aug 28, 2001 9:02 pm

Repo Man - I've seen it SO many times, and yet it just gets better. Guy who made it - Nick Cox or something. The sound in the movie is very layered - there's a lot of weird background dialogue hidden in the mix.

King of Hearts - trying to remember what this is about.///OK, I looked it up, I remember seeing this movie a couple times, once when I was a young kid - my parents had habit of taking me as infant to many artsy movies, no wonder I am like this! I don't remember specifics but definitely a unique and touching movie (as the French movies often are) and has that '60s wacky quality.

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Postby Aegis » Tue Aug 28, 2001 10:06 pm

Action: Aliens

Drama: Interveiw with a Vampire

Sci-Fi: Starship Troopers/Star Trek: First Contact

Comedy: American Pie 1/2

Tragedy: Nothing I've seen can really be called Tragedy

Animated: Ninja Scroll

And my all time favorite catagory...

Epics!: Braveheart/The Patriot/Gettysburg/Gladiator

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Postby Vehemence » Tue Aug 28, 2001 10:08 pm

Starship Troopers??? *makes gagging motion* :D :p
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