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#1 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

What's your favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is probably Pulp Fiction. I thought it was an excellent movie. This movie can appeal to both the intellectual and the common man. Pulp Fiction also had a good balance of action, comedy, and plot and though it was out there it was realistic. I also love how it is told out of order and in the end you're like "Oh, that's how it goes."

#2 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12662 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG where do I start!? Well, the ones that definitely stand out when I think about it, are Cursed, because it was the first real werewolf film I ever saw, Ghost Rider, because my character's big-on-vengeanceness is based on him, Spidey3, because it was definitely the best of the trilogy, I'd have to say The Harry Potter films, because the storylines are really good, and there's gonna be seven of them, and there are so many spells that it makes me want to be a wizard.

And, I love the soccer movies Bend It Like Beckham, and She's the man, because I love Soccer and they show the determination people have for the sport. And I've always liked Deep Blue Sea, Cool death sequences and love any horror movie where some beast kills people. All the TMNT movies, the trilogy and the new one, because they're hilarious and they have awesome martial arts skills, after which my character's is based on. And then there's Transformers, cool transformation sequences and kinda funny.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: a Power Rangers Movie, cuz I'm a Ranger fan at heart. Every Pokemon movie, because Pokemon frickin' rocks. Pretty much all the disney animated films, particularly Beauty aqnd The Beast(love the story and Beast awesome), Lilo and Stitch(funny and stitch is one of my favorite characters) Nightmare Before Christmas( Jack Skellington is frickin' sick!), and all of the Pirate films, especially the third one(johnny depp does a great sparrow and the storylines are great, lots of action, and overflowing with humor.). I pretty much love any disney movie, but those are my favorite.

The list goes on and on, I can't pick just one!

#3 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Cryo-Wolf says:

"OMG where do I start!? Well, the ones that definitely stand out when I think about it, are Cursed, because it was the first real werewolf film I ever saw, Ghost Rider, because my character's big-on-vengeanceness is based on him, Spidey3, because it was definitely the best of the trilogy, I'd have to say The Harry Potter films, because the storylines are really good, and there's gonna be seven of them, and there are so many spells that it makes me want to be a wizard.And, I love the soccer movies Bend It Like Beckham, and She's the man, because I love Soccer and they show the determination people have for the sport. And I've always liked Deep Blue Sea, Cool death sequences and love any horror movie where some beast kills people. All the TMNT movies, the trilogy and the new one, because they're hilarious and they have awesome martial arts skills, after which my character's is based on. And then there's Transformers, cool transformation sequences and kinda funny.Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: a Power Rangers Movie, cuz I'm a Ranger fan at heart. Every Pokemon movie, because Pokemon frickin' rocks. Pretty much all the disney animated films, particularly Beauty aqnd The Beast(love the story and Beast awesome), Lilo and Stitch(funny and stitch is one of my favorite characters) Nightmare Before Christmas( Jack Skellington is frickin' sick!), and all of the Pirate films, especially the third one(johnny depp does a great sparrow and the storylines are great, lots of action, and overflowing with humor.). I pretty much love any disney movie, but those are my favorite.The list goes on and on, I can't pick just one!"

cryo exactly how old are you? those are good movies but they're kinda...kid movies

#4 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12662 posts) - - Show Bio

You got a problem with kid movies!? check my pro, says it all in the first paragraph. and read a lil bit, you might learn something.

#5 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Cryo-Wolf says:

"You got a problem with kid movies!? check my pro, says it all in the first paragraph. and read a lil bit, you might learn something."

No, I loved those movies as a little kid it's just that most people I know start watching more mature movies when they get older. I was in no way trying to diss you or anything.

#6 Posted by Rotten gun (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

enter the dragon... bruces greatest movie. little buddha... beautiful story. blade... i just love it

#7 Posted by Phantom Woodsman (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Cryo,

first let me say...Werewolves Rule! Cursed was good but there are some classics you should see.

In order of lychanthropic greatness:

1.American Werewolf in London

2.Wolfen

3.Underworld (the first not the second)

4.The Wolf Man

5.Wolf

6.American Werewolf in Paris

Just the tip of the Ice burg since I didn't include any of the "gems" from the 70's, but I think you'd really like those especially the first three.

"...beware the moon..."

#8 Posted by Phantom Woodsman (45 posts) - - Show Bio

I also find MMPR the movie to be quite awesome as well as all of the TMNT movies.

#9 Posted by Prodigal Son (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

The American Werewolf movies were great.

I don't think I could possibly tell you what my favorite movie is. My tastes are constantly changing, and so many great ones have been made.

Possibly my favorite is the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Not only because of how well done it was, but mainly because of the many childhood memories I have of the Narnia series. It's very close to my heart.

#10 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Transformers both the live action and animated one.

#11 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

FINALY SOME ONE POSTED IT'S BEEN ONE DAMN HOUR!!

#12 Posted by Spectrum (4468 posts) - - Show Bio

The Shawshank Redemtion

#13 Posted by Noir_Dark (861 posts) - - Show Bio

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“You people voted for Hubert Humphrey, and you killed Jesus” Just one of the many many quotes you find yourself slipping into conversation after watching this movie.

Dr. Strangelove.

As far as I know the only comedy about starting a nuclear war.

Brazil.

Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro) maybe the BEST 'heating engineer/superhero' never to be in a comic.

Donnie Darko.

I didn't see that ending coming at all!

Sexy Beasts

Screw Gandhi. This was Ben Kingsly's greatest performance.

I gtg I'll edit more in later.


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#14 Posted by Boken (7756 posts) - - Show Bio

The Departed is on my favorite movie list beacuse i used to live in boston and happened to be at castle island where they were filming part of it. also its a powerful movie. i know they say that its not about whitey bulger, but common.

The Meteor Man i just thought it was funny.

all the Halloween movies except for Halloween 3. that one just plained sucked. i like the micheal myers flicks. they give me some sort of fright. un like friday the 13th i saw an old one that came out in like the 70's and damn it was horible.

#15 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"What's your favorite movie and why?My favorite movie is probably Pulp Fiction. I thought it was an excellent movie. This movie can appeal to both the intellectual and the common man. Pulp Fiction also had a good balance of action, comedy, and plot and though it was out there it was realistic. I also love how it is told out of order and in the end you're like "Oh, that's how it goes.""

I hate pulp fiction. Quentin Tarantino always tries to create such deep and artistic movies, and always fails so miserably. He just makes such amateur mistakes in his writing/directing.

Personally I don't know if I really have one favorite. A few that I really like are: Memento, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, an Heavy Metal.

#16 Posted by Noir_Dark (861 posts) - - Show Bio

NiteFly says:

"Donnieman v5.1 says:
"What's your favorite movie and why?My favorite movie is probably Pulp Fiction. I thought it was an excellent movie. This movie can appeal to both the intellectual and the common man. Pulp Fiction also had a good balance of action, comedy, and plot and though it was out there it was realistic. I also love how it is told out of order and in the end you're like "Oh, that's how it goes.""

I hate pulp fiction. Quentin Tarantino always tries to create such deep and artistic movies, and always fails so miserably. He just makes such amateur mistakes in his writing/directing.

"

good.

You're gonna have to elaborate. I think the worst Tarantino has ever done was still pretty good. And Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece.

#17 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12662 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG that's right! I forgot the Underworld movies!!!!!! Those too, and Van Helsing, because it has the triumvirate of monsters all in one with a really interesting story. And then National Treasure because I like the whole secret thing.

#18 Posted by The_MVPs (84694 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarface: Needs no explanition

Snatch: Funniest damn movie ever

Green Street Holigans: If ya dont know, ya dont know.

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#19 Posted by Spectrum (4468 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarface, yeah i agree really good,

god father alwell, i love that movie

#20 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio

God father trilogy.

Man On Fire.

Welcome to the jungle.

Untouchbles.

#21 Posted by Lady Tlieso (10198 posts) - - Show Bio

star wars (all of them), evil dead trilogy, serenity

#22 Posted by Spectrum (4468 posts) - - Show Bio

also the Hannible sereis there really good but sort of dwindle out at the end ones.

#23 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

I also thought that Training Day was a good movie and I also love the Godfather trilogy and the first Star wars.

#24 Posted by MuadDib (30 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Donnie Darko

  2. Boondock Saints

  3. Gladiator

  4. Hero (w/ Jet Lee)

Tons of other ones, but no need to list them all...

#25 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

Pulp Fiction: Re-defined the way I think of le Big Mac.

The Big Lebowski: Probably one of the most quotable movies there is.

The Punisher: My favorite of the Marvel comic adaptations

Die Hard: I think that this is the king of all actions movies.

This Is Spinal Tap: "They go to 11." Funny then, still funny at Live Earth.

#26 Posted by Li'l T-bo (145 posts) - - Show Bio

To NiteFly -- I think Aronofsky is MUCH more amateur-ish than Tarantino, although I love both of their work. Tarantino's work at least flows, and has a laid-back humorous sense to it. Arguably they both make "mistakes" (whatever that means), but Tarantino's work takes itself A LOT less seriously than Aronofsky's.

Back to the topic at hand...this is hard...

1) Shaft (the original)

2) Dune

3) Goodfellas

4) Clockwork Orange

5) Jackie Brown

this list is subject to change at any time

#27 Posted by Eternus (692 posts) - - Show Bio

dune were some good movies... better books

#28 Posted by Li'l T-bo (145 posts) - - Show Bio

dune = one movie. there was a miniseries too. and they did a speical edition of the movie, but it sucked.

and yes, the books are WAAAAAAY better. my fav (non-comic) fiction of all time. but i would never had read the books if it wasn't for the movie, so i've got to give david lynch his due.

and Toto did the soundtrack, so you know it's a winner.

#29 Posted by Phantom Woodsman (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Boken says:

"The Departed is on my favorite movie list beacuse i used to live in boston and happened to be at castle island where they were filming part of it. also its a powerful movie. i know they say that its not about whitey bulger, but common. The Meteor Man i just thought it was funny. all the Halloween movies except for Halloween 3. that one just plained sucked. i like the micheal myers flicks. they give me some sort of fright. un like friday the 13th i saw an old one that came out in like the 70's and damn it was horible."

METEROR MAN!!! AWESOME!!

#30 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Li'l T-bo says:

"To NiteFly -- I think Aronofsky is MUCH more amateur-ish than Tarantino, although I love both of their work. Tarantino's work at least flows, and has a laid-back humorous sense to it. Arguably they both make "mistakes" (whatever that means), but Tarantino's work takes itself A LOT less seriously than Aronofsky's."

Mistakes was probably not the best choice of words, what I mean is that he makes absolutely horrible choices that turn me off of all his flicks. Much like Kevin Smith, Tarantino seems to confuse overly verbose with intelligent. That is one of his biggest problems with Pulp Fiction. Kill Bill Volume 1 was admittedly o.k. (Although I found a few aspects of the film a bit tired. For example: the gushing blood from wounds detracted from the flow of the movie. Yes I understand where it comes from I just don't believe that it translated to film very well.) Kill Bill Volume 2 just drug in comparison. From Dusk Till Dawn started out strong, but went from a decent movie to a a laughably silly horror flick (no, horror doesn't have to be silly). I didn't bother to see Jackie Brown. Same with Death Proof because the idea of a purposefully campy c-rated horror film seems a bit trite to me.

I don't feel like going into Reservoir Dogs because I think it is one of the worst films he has made. For some reason he didn't screw up Sin City, but I attribute that to Miller and Rodriguez's influence.

As for the Aronofsky comparison I find that Aronofsky brings something new and refreshing to his movies, but I agree that in the process the cinematography often suffers. You also have to take into account the much lower budget that he generally works with. Tarantino, on the other hand, brings a lot of old things to his movies in only marginally new ways.

Note that my hate of Tarantino is probably not completely Tarantino's fault. I am just tired of hearing of him. I never found him as fresh and intelligent as people make him out to be, but that's just me. The real problem I have developed over the years is probably a result of his rabid fans. Tarantino fans (much like many Monty Python fans) seem to think that if you don't like his work that you just "don't get it" often because you just aren't intelligent enough to get it. These same people ironically don't understand the difference between appreciating someone's work and enjoying it. I think that it is that attitude that has made me completely tired of him.


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#31 Posted by Rotten gun (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

tarrintino and rodriguez movies are fantastic, i guess its as simple as you get it or you dont

#32 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Rotten gun says:

"tarrintino and rodriguez movies are fantastic, i guess its as simple as you get it or you dont"

Unless you are joking that is exactly the sort of condescension that has made me so tired of him. It is not about "getting it". It is possible to "get it" and still not enjoy it.

#33 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

NiteFly says:

"Rotten gun says:
"tarrintino and rodriguez movies are fantastic, i guess its as simple as you get it or you dont"

Unless you are joking that is exactly the sort of condescension that has made me so tired of him. It is not about "getting it". It is possible to "get it" and still not enjoy it."

I don;t know about you but his movies are original and are amazing. He has yet to disappoint me.

#34 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"NiteFly says:
"Rotten gun says:
"tarrintino and rodriguez movies are fantastic, i guess its as simple as you get it or you dont"

Unless you are joking that is exactly the sort of condescension that has made me so tired of him. It is not about "getting it". It is possible to "get it" and still not enjoy it."

I don;t know about you but his movies are original and are amazing. He has yet to disappoint me."

Nothing wrong with that.

#35 Posted by Li'l T-bo (145 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm with you NiteFly, thanks for clarifying. We'll just have to agree to disagree -- I love all his flicks. He didn't direct From Dusk 'Til Dawn I don't think.

Coincidence that I'm a Monty Python fan?

#36 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Li'l T-bo says:

"I'm with you NiteFly, thanks for clarifying. We'll just have to agree to disagree -- I love all his flicks. He didn't direct From Dusk 'Til Dawn I don't think.Coincidence that I'm a Monty Python fan?"

Ironic that I am a Die Hard Monty Python fan? I didn't bring them up because I don't like them, I just don't like the condescending attitude taken by most of their American fans. I own most everything they have ever done.

#37 Posted by Darkchild (40678 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm good question fav movie

Serenity just cause it gets me going i get all pumped up after watching the ending of it

also the Protector since it gets me all pumped up to play 15 hours of a fighting games

#38 Posted by Li'l T-bo (145 posts) - - Show Bio

Hehe, no I totally know what you mean. I'm guilty of that too.

I was recommend you check out Jackie Brown -- since it's an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard book & therefore not conceptualized by tarantino, maybe you'll like that better?

#39 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Li'l T-bo says:

"Hehe, no I totally know what you mean. I'm guilty of that too.I was recommend you check out Jackie Brown -- since it's an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard book & therefore not conceptualized by tarantino, maybe you'll like that better?"

Never know. I believe I actually have it somewhere and have never been able to bring myself to watch it. I may give it a try if I find time before school is in session.

#40 Posted by Amber (314 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally have never liked a Quentin Tarrantino movie. I like his stuff is godawful.

  1. Jaws - brilliant moviemaking; live shark footage that the sequels were lacking; excellent cast.

  2. Galaxy Quest - just because it's so darn fun

I like a lot of "entertaining" movies that might not be considered good movies but that I just love to watch: Constantine, Hellboy, Van Helsing...

Chick flicks: Practical Magic, While You Were Sleeping, How Harry Met Sally

#41 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

Spaceballs, Blazing Sadels, Vacation(all of them), Just Friends, Back to the Future(all of them), Hot Shots(both), Loaded Weapon, etc.

#42 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

The Matrix trilogy, Terminator 1 and 2 ( Three sucked), James Bond (it's almost all good), Original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, Evil Dead 3, and way too many more. I've seen a lot of movies. YES, I do know that they're making another Indiana Jones.

#43 Posted by Eternus (692 posts) - - Show Bio

that barbie cartoon i watched yesterday with my cousin XD

#44 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

I also like John Q and Friday 1 and 2

#45 Posted by Inferno Kid (311 posts) - - Show Bio

Matrix trilogy and Spaceballs

#46 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Purple Rain, dope music , peculiar people.

#47 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Has anyone seen Clerks 2?

#48 Posted by BlackCatfan1979 (125 posts) - - Show Bio

I have so many favorites it's hard to pick one. But if i had to. i would have to say JAWS.

#49 Posted by Darkchild (40678 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Has anyone seen Clerks 2?"

got it an love it

#50 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkchild says:

"Donnieman v5.1 says:
"Has anyone seen Clerks 2?"

got it an love it"

That movie is so funny