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Your favorite films.

Postby motorhead fan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:09 pm

I have recently become really interested in films and was wondering what films other people of the forum enjoy.
And also what films you would recommend seeing.

Here are 3 of my favorites:

Alien (And all the sequels and prequels)
Starship Troopers(And all the sequels)
Letters from Iwo Jima.

I also recommend witnessing Tremors and all of its sequels and prequels.

What films do you like?
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby BriksKrieg » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:59 pm

motorhead fan wrote:I have recently become really interested in films and was wondering what films other people of the forum enjoy.
And also what films you would recommend seeing.

Here are 3 of my favorites:

Alien (And all the sequels and prequels)
Starship Troopers(And all the sequels)
Letters from Iwo Jima.

I also recommend witnessing Tremors and all of its sequels and prequels.

What films do you like?

Alien is sweet(whut did you think if the sequels?)
I've been wanting to watch starship troopers

Movies that I like:
Alien,
The Longest Day,
Tora Tora Tora,
Greatest Tank Battles(TV show, but, it's good),
21Days to Bagdad(documentary, but also good)
A bridge to far,
There was this other ww1 movie I watched a while ago, and can't remember whut its called, ill look it up.
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby dilanski » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:20 pm

motorhead fan wrote:Alien (And all the sequels and prequels)
Starship Troopers(And all the sequels)

I also recommend witnessing Tremors and all of its sequels and prequels.


Really? To be honest this reads pretty close to my favourite film list. Except Alien III and Aliens IV are godawful, Prometheus and Covenant are serviceable but not on the same level. Sort of the same with Troopers, the first is a misunderstood cult classic, but the second is a cheap B-movie horror that looks awful, while the third is its own interesting parody, but still not on the same level as the original.

Now Tremors, that is an odd one. Mostly because it got a TV show for which I cannot find episodes of for the life of me. I've only seen the first three movies, but the decline in quality can be seen. The series also becomes heavily centralised around its breakout character, who becomes the only character to reliably reappear. Don't get me wrong, Burt is one of my favourite movie characters, but he was never created to be the main character or protagonist.

I'll add Drive to this list. Excellent movie, amazing soundtrack. Saves the violence and action for when it matters most.
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:43 pm

Here's my list of "must see films":

Fight Club, not gonna say any more.
V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight meets The Matrix.
Pacific Rim, stupid plot, epic and awesome nonetheless.
Gremlins, a side-splitting comedy with plenty of violence.
Watchmen, an epic superhero film, especially the three and a half hour ultimate cut.
Edge of Tommorrow, like Aliens meets Groundhog Day.
Halloween, even if you don't like horror, you've got to watch this at least once, best film score ever.
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby stubby » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:06 pm

TheVengefulOne wrote:Fight Club, not gonna say any more.
V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight meets The Matrix.
Pacific Rim, stupid plot, epic and awesome nonetheless.
Gremlins, a side-splitting comedy with plenty of violence.
Watchmen, an epic superhero film, especially the three and a half hour ultimate cut.
Edge of Tommorrow, like Aliens meets Groundhog Day.
Halloween, even if you don't like horror, you've got to watch this at least once, best film score ever.

It's funny because more than half of those are adaptations that completely missed the point of the original works. I'm not saying the movies are bad on their own. But at minimum you should read the comics for Watchmen and V for Vendetta to get the fuller context.

My favorite movies are:

The Muppet Movie (the 1979 one)
The Blues Brothers
Army of Darkness
Animal House
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:37 pm

stubby wrote:
TheVengefulOne wrote:Fight Club, not gonna say any more.
V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight meets The Matrix.
Pacific Rim, stupid plot, epic and awesome nonetheless.
Gremlins, a side-splitting comedy with plenty of violence.
Watchmen, an epic superhero film, especially the three and a half hour ultimate cut.
Edge of Tommorrow, like Aliens meets Groundhog Day.
Halloween, even if you don't like horror, you've got to watch this at least once, best film score ever.

It's funny because more than half of those are adaptations that completely missed the point of the original works. I'm not saying the movies are bad on their own. But at minimum you should read the comics for Watchmen and V for Vendetta to get the fuller context.

My favorite movies are:

The Muppet Movie (the 1979 one)
The Blues Brothers
Army of Darkness
Animal House


True, Edge of Tommorrow has almost nothing to do with the source material and both V for Vendetta and Watchmen are totally different interpretations. In fact, I don't think either V or Watchmen are particularly good adaptations, just good movies. On the other hand Fight Club actually improved on the source material, making it something like the second movie in history to do so (first being Jaws).
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby Texhnophille » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:21 am

Blade Runner, both new and original
The Lobster
Valhalla Rising
Dead Man
Aliens
Starship Troopers
Waltz with Bashir
Pretty much every single Denis Villeneuve film
Heat
Trainspotting, both new and original
Event Horizon
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby motorhead fan » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:10 am

stubby wrote:It's funny because more than half of those are adaptations that completely missed the point of the original works. I'm not saying the movies are bad on their own. But at minimum you should read the comics for Watchmen and V for Vendetta to get the fuller context.

My favorite movies are:

The Muppet Movie (the 1979 one)
The Blues Brothers
Army of Darkness
Animal House


What did you think of blues brothers 2000?

Also, my Mum went to France and bought me Abyss and Blade Runner, after reading some
of the stuff that happened when Abyss was being filmed, it sounds like it could be pretty intense.
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby Duerer » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:59 am

Two of my favourite Eastern European flicks are Day of the Wacko and Chłopaki nie płaczą (Boys don't cry).

The former even has English subs out there:
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby Texhnophille » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:14 am

Duerer wrote:Two of my favourite Eastern European flicks are Day of the Wacko and Chłopaki nie płaczą (Boys don't cry).

The former even has English subs out there:

Holy shit I watched Day of the Wacko too. Really solid movie.
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby Zupponn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:38 pm

I own tons of movies, but here are a few that I seem to always come back to:

Miracle
Air Force One
Mad Max: Fury Road
iRobot
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Untouchables
Gettysburg
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby AZKAMAT » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:58 pm

stubby wrote:It's funny because more than half of those are adaptations that completely missed the point of the original works. I'm not saying the movies are bad on their own. But at minimum you should read the comics for Watchmen and V for Vendetta to get the fuller context.

My favorite movies are:

The Muppet Movie (the 1979 one)
The Blues Brothers
Army of Darkness
Animal House


I was thinking the same thing for Starship Troopers. God, Heinlein must be rolling in his grave after a pack of satirists got hold of that work.

My favorite movies? Hm...

Hugo has probably influenced me more than any other movie. I only saw it once. It's about a boy with a shit life who stumbles upon an old, advanced automaton in France and puts it back together. Other stuff happens in the fashion of To Kill a Mockingbird. The movie lit an artistic spark in me that still burns to this day and is basically responsible form my dA activity and everything I've posted here.

Besides that,

Empire Strikes Back
Batman the Dark Knight
The 1980's The Thing
Band of Brothers
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:18 pm

So, I'm a fan of the Starship Troopers book, and have been trying not to watch the movies as much as possible because I heard they're total shit. should I?
Also, my list:
Avatar (The one with blue people)
Serenity
Nausicaa if the valley of the wind
Porco Rosso
Castle in the sky
Dunkirk
Hunt for red October
The GuP movie
Guardians of the Galaxy, both volumes.
WW2 in HD (Documentary series, but holy shit)
The Indiana jones movies, If I suspend my inner anal-retentive nature about historical accuracy, or lack thereof.
Kelly's Heroes (Same as above)
The Martian
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby AZKAMAT » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:42 pm

Steel_Valkyrie wrote:So, I'm a fan of the Starship Troopers book, and have been trying not to watch the movies as much as possible because I heard they're total shit. should I?


Only if you want to see Heinlein's ideas sodomized by a bunch of guys who hated his ideas and produced a turd that's part slack-jawed satire, part SW prequel-esque commercialization.

The two have NOTHING in common apart from the names "Johnny Rico" and a bug war.

The 1d4chan article explains it really well.
https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers
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Re: Your favorite films.

Postby Arkbrik » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:10 pm

Starship Troopers is a great movie, probably on my favorite list.

I read the book but I forgot what happened in it.
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