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Inspiration and Recommendation PLEASE!!!!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by WBC, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    I watch, what I consider, alot of movies.

    I seem to spend too much time in the local rental store. I go in, looking forward to a good rental, a few beers or a cheeky bottle of wine and a big bag of doritos!!!!

    95% of the time, when the credits start to roll I feel quite dissapointed. Now I like almost all genre's of film but very few films seem to cut the mustard lately.

    So any recommendations, I don't care if its a proper popcorn flick or something that will keep me awake all night thinking about the storyline.

    I just need my faith restored in the movie business :D :D :D

    Thanks
    Stace
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Just watched O brother where art thou? good film.
     
  3. Kazuya Mishima

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    How about:

    The Dish (funny, feelgood but not cheesy)
    Memento (makes you think about the plot)
    Thirteen Days (true story, about Cuban missile crisis, gripping)
    Sexy Beast (British crime/gangster movie NOT like Lock Stock etc.)


    Don't know what your tastes are but these are a few DVDs that I have most enjoyed in the last few months.

    Oh yes - O Brother Where Art Thou is GENIUS!

    "Say, any of you boys smiddys? Or if not smiddys per se, otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts?"

    "Hot damn! It's the Soggy Bottom Boys!" etc etc.:rotfl:
     
  4. WBC

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    All recommendations greatfully accepted :D .


    Seen, Sexy Beast it was quality!!

    I'll certainly give the others a go.........O Brother has never really striked me as a film to bother with but I guess it'll be getting a viewing this weekend now :clap: :clap:

    Cheers Again
    Stace :D


    P.S Keep 'em coming!!! :smashin:
     
  5. nathan_silly

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    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    Seven Samurai
    Akira
    The Hidden Fortress
    Yojimbo
     
  6. WBC

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    Now theres some classics :smashin:
     
  7. Kazuya Mishima

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    Some other faves of mine:

    Glengarry Glen Ross (awesome dialogue - very sweary but snappy)

    The Insider (classic Al.........Pacino that is!)

    Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson, of L.A. Confidential fame, directs a fantastic Michael Douglas......"As enjoyable and comically thought-provoking as American Beauty" it says on the cover:smashin: )

    Swingers (American guys on the lookout for girls, funny as hell but makes you cringe)

    Not sure if you'd find Glengarry Glen Ross down your local Blockbuster though.
     
  8. Kazuya Mishima

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    What are your top movies, Stace?
     
  9. nathan_silly

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    Fargo
    Goodfellas
    Casino
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver
     
  10. Kazuya Mishima

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    :smashin:
     
  11. bobbles

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    what films have you seen lately?
     
  12. Kazuya Mishima

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    Me? I've seen Remember the Titans, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Signs and Con Air. I was in HMV the other day and went a bit mad!
     
  13. nathan_silly

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    Also checkout any Troma films. Probably best watching them with your mates and slightly drunk!

    Killer Tomatoes
    Surf Nazi's Must Die
    Toxic Avenger
    Piranha
    Rabid Grannies

    oh and the original Godzilla films, best to watch the dubbed ones- even more funnier!
     
  14. WBC

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    I've got loads of favourites but those (of my collection) I could watch over and over again, are the likes of.........

    Goodfella's
    Weird Science
    Shawshank Redemption
    Field Of Dreams
    Bronx Tale
    Young Guns
    Saving Private Ryan
    Fargo
    Mr Hollands Opus
    Cocoon
    Desperado
    Contact

    ....................I've just ordered a couple more of late...........

    Cult Kids & Classic Kult Kids (Fancied remenicing about BOD and the Flumps :blush: )

    The Flamingo Kid (Matt Dillon - Remember this as a great movie...but its been a while since I've seen it.........probably about 15 years)

    Donnie Darko (Can't Wait :smashin: )

    Blue Crush (On the recommendation of someone here at the forums)


    I've recently watched loads from the rental shop but the only couple that sticks out as alright was 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood'. Wifey wanted to watch it and I thoroughly enjoyed it, also watched XXX, that was cool (as long as you appreciate the fact that its popcorn tat from start to finish!!!)

    I'm looking forward to Donnie Darko, its about time I watched something that racks your brain :zonked:


    Stace :D
     
  15. Kazuya Mishima

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    Where did you order Blue Crush from, Play say it's out of stock at the mo?
     
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    £12 @ dvdsoon.com

    Stace :D
     
  17. Kazuya Mishima

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    Cool.

    You've probably got enough to be going on with but here are my final recommendations based on your list:

    If you like this...................try these:

    Shawshank-------------> The Green Mile
    Fargo -------------------> The Big Lebowski
    Field of Dreams -------> Tin Cup
    Young Guns -----------> Tombstone ??

    Happy Viewing!:D
     
  18. WBC

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    Great recommendations but I've got them in my collection already!! :blush: !!

    Thanks Again
    Stace :D
     
  19. nathan_silly

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    Some more...

    Das Boot
    12 Monkeys
    Where Eagles Dare
    Dirty Harry
    The Battle of the Bulge
    The Professional (aka Leon)
    La Femme Nikita
    Ronin
    The Great Escape
     
  20. stevegreen

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    Pulp Fiction, Dusk Til Dawn.......both classic and won't leave a sour taste in your mouth
     
  21. James45

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    Hero
    Brotherhood of the Wolf
     
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    Fight club
    Requiem for a Dream
    Usual Suspects
     
  23. TheBigApple

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    Try

    Dogtown and Z-boys
    Made
     
  24. Hawklord

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    Here's a few of my all time favorites that are worth a look:

    Leon
    Dark City
    Excalibur
    Point Break
    Flat Liners
    Lost Boy's

    or if you feel like something completely different:-

    Dagon
    Mothman Prophecies
    Prophecy
    Devils Backbone
    Dark Water
     
  25. Dronach

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    Godfather I, II and III. Yum
     
  26. RL123

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    I just watched Dogma again. Brilliant film IMO; really clever writing and storylines but is also hilariously funny.

    Definitely one to recommend :smashin:
     
  27. Shoka

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    If you have seen Dogma, have you seen the rest of The jersey series written and directed by Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back?

    All 4 are brilliantly scripted, and hillarious. Clerks was made on a very small budget but is still such a wonderfull film.
     
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    Yeah, I watched them all for the first time during last Summer. I thought all 5 films were brilliant tbh and eventually bought them on DVD over the space of about 3 months.

    IMO:

    Clerks - very funny but seems a bit 'shallow' to other KS films. But only because his other films are so personal and meaningul.
    Mallrats - very funny too. Some great one-liners. A pure, flat-out comedy
    Chasing Amy - brilliant film with a really personal feel to it. Funny in places too, but it isn't supposed to be a comedy
    Dogma - Brilliant film
    Jay And Silent Bob - very funny tongue-in-cheek and a good way to finish the 'Trilogy' off :laugh:

    Back on topic, I'd recommend any KS film tbh but only suggested Dogma because it was last one I watched. If anyone's looking for 'something different' then Kevin Smith film's are a perfect choice IMO :)
     
  29. Drunken Master

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    Have a look at my collection, link below, I'm sure you find something on there you've never seen.

    On order I have

    Boogie Nights
    Le Mans
    Punch Drunk Love
    Catch me of you can
    Bowling for Columbine
    Day another day
    Two Weeks Notice - For Mrs DM
    Gangs Of New York
    Narc

    Hope this helps!!
     
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    if you liked CTHD I recommend Hero

    If you fancy a trip to the pics then Phone Booth is a decent film
     

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