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DVD recommendations for renting.........

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by SOUNDSTYLE, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. SOUNDSTYLE

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    What dvds are worth getting at the moment (quality films and nothing like 'Torque' for instance)?
    One I will be renting is 'Mystic river'. Any others worth considering? What about 'Monster', is that worth watching?
    Is this in the right forum??
    Films I currently have listed:

    Monster
    Life as a house
    Touching the void
    Mystic river
    Matchstick men
    Nine queens
    Road to Perdition
    storytelling
    Gothika
    Irreversible
    The girl next door
    Dogville

    Thanks
     
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    Add Open Range & Secondhand Lions to that list as well mate. Funny enough, both star Robert Duvall. Open Range is the better of the 2, but Secondhand Lions is a stunner.
    Avoid Starsky & Hutch at all costs - pap. Try Rumble In The Jungle as well...loud and a good Friday night in from the pub movie...
     
  3. alexs2

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    Open Range I thought was surprisingly good,and well worth a watch.
    Mystic River...superb in every respect
    Touching the Void....fascinating,and more so given it's fact based.
    Road to Perdition....just excellent...one of my favourites.

    Also worth watching(IMHO of course)
    Life of David Gale
    The Quiet American
     
  4. girliedrinker

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    Matchstick Men was a real surprise, very entertaining, amusing and certainly not the sort of thing I would expect from Ridley Scott these days.

    Storytelling I saw very recently, and while a good piece of film making, a bit disappointing after Happiness, which I loved every twisted minute of.

    All the people I know who saw Gothika said it was appalling!

    My own recent favourites:

    About Schmidt
    Adaptation
    American Splendor
    Rushmore
    Spirited Away
     
  5. west

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    I agree Starsky and Hutch is terrible although Owen Wilson is very good but hardly worth renting for.

    I didn't really like Mystic River and was expecting more from it. I found the story predictable and pretty much uninteresting. The acting was good but you're better off watching I am Sam, which has a much better and more moving story again starring Sean Penn.
     
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    Monster.... I did not think much of this movie.

    Road to Perdition.... great movie

    Irreversible IMDB.... im not sure if the rental DVD is censored but if its not cut your going to need a very strong stomach to watch it. I think its the best of the these three. Its not a mainstream movie.
     
  7. SOUNDSTYLE

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I've added 'Open range' and 'Secondhand lions' (which I've never heard of) to my list.
     

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