Recommended movies to watch or avoid

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by schbusdrvr, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    I agree totally...

    On the Bonds movie.. This recent one makes him look like a blood hungry assassin... But the old ones he was more of a smooth guy who killed when needed... and just not enough toys in this one.. to be a James Bond movie...
  2. diskwatcher

    diskwatcher Well-Known Member

    surprise, surprise...

    It's not true that I hate Will Ferrel, I just hate most of his movies.
    So there I was expecting to loathe "Stranger Than Fiction"...
    I disagree with the ending, they should have killed Harold Crick off, but it was a movie compelling enough for me to order the DVD.
    It's just become part of my permanent collection, and I'm... '"**!!'" ... in shock.
    Maybe I shouldn't be, he was great in "The Producers" ( That's what DVDs are for, I loved it and it will pay off even if it did flop in the movie theater!! ) so I do think he's good but ...( fill in movie debacle of your choice ) .
    Movies may have been simpler once but then I wouldn't have had two great DVDs by an actor I thought I loathed.
    The collection continues.
  3. 5150

    5150 Well-Known Member

    Hannibal Rising was surprisingly good. It's more of a story than a horror flick though. It wasn't fantastic, but it was by no means bad either.

    I just watched Apocalypto. I've never been much of a fan of subtitled movies, but...THIS WAS FANTASTIC! My wife and I really enjoyed it. I thought I'd roll the dice and buy it, even though I knew very little about it. I'm so glad I did so.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2007
  4. ZARTT

    ZARTT Well-Known Member

    Best film ever

    Death to Smoochy
  5. schbusdrvr

    schbusdrvr Active Member

    I saw Shrek 3 at the theater and will have to get it when it comes out on DVD. I laughed all the way through it!
  6. MadDad

    MadDad Member

    A couple of sleepers that are great:
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang -is hilarious :clap:
    The Holiday - Chick flick, but a good one

    Others I really like:
    Lucky Sleven

    I also like many already mentioned, but don't think these were.
  7. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Best grossing Bond movie yet. The earlier movies made for a "pretty Bond" as compared to Ian Flemmings books. This Bond is closest to the literary Bond as has yet been done.


    PS: Webslinger.... comments on The Prestige or The Usual Suspects??
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I enjoyed The Prestige; I especially enjoyed the last line of the movie. At first, I didn't like the film because I found the two main characters to be repulsive (not nice people). However, the more I watched the film, the more I enjoyed it (I just viewed the film as a fight between two scumbags, and I enjoyed the moral message that the film was trying to convey about people generally not wanting to see all the filth, etc., in society; they want to be "fooled".). I also found the fighting between Tesla's people and Edison's clever (and based on historical reality).

    I'm sorry to say I did not enjoy this film despite the twist ending. I do not enjoy films where, in my opinion, criminals (or at least, immoral behaviour) are placed on some sort of pedestal (another reason why I do not like The Godfather--despite that film being considered one of the top 10 American films of all time).

    I usually enjoy films where I can at least empathisze with one of the main characters (I did think the acting in the Usual Suspects was great; I just didn't enjoy the film). And I fully expect my opinion to be in the minority (that said, majority opinion does not prove much of anything when it comes to art, especially when attempting to prove its quality). I must also say I did respect, at least, the thought (the work) that went into creating the twist ending.

    Regardless, thank you very much for recommending those films to me (very much appreciated), and I did enjoy The Prestige.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
  9. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    All I can say (morally) about the Usual Suspects is that you're supposed to empathise with Keaton... who is sincerely trying to "get it right" and still gets sucked (and blackmailed) back into this mess - to his ultimate demise.

  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I suppose . . .
    I just found Spacey's character pretty repulsive, and the film ends with you, the audience, kind of fixated on how supposedly clever he is.

    As I say, I'm sure the issue lies with my tastes (I have fairly discriminating tastes, I suppose).
  11. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Ya, but so repulsive he won an Acadamy Award for it. :)
    As I understand it, he knew of the plot twist before any filming.

  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, I was aware of that actually before watching the film. Again, I thought the acting was great, and I did appreciate the twist.

    I am also thankful that you recommended the film to me.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
  13. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Add Rocky Balboa to my hitlist. Best Rocky since #1.
    Directors commentary usually blows - this one was great.

  14. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    Pan's Labyrinth
    Deja Vu
  15. ZO1

    ZO1 Well-Known Member

    I liked Breach
  16. schbusdrvr

    schbusdrvr Active Member

    I finally got around to watching Green Street Hooligans. Thanks for recommending it everyone. :clap:
  17. ZO1

    ZO1 Well-Known Member

    I thought Shooter was pretty good
  18. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    You're very welcome!

    Another one that just came out that was MUCH better than I expected was Black Snake Moan.
  19. ZO1

    ZO1 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about getting that one. I'll take your recommendation and get it.:)
  20. Trooper

    Trooper Active Member

    I, too, was quite surprised at Black Snake Moan .. was put off by the cover and what it lent to my impression ... it was a very good movie and the gal's acting was outstanding .. she really got into her role. Also, the special features on the dvd were very nice as well.