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Film Thread.
I thought a trio of themed threads about other entertainment media might be good. If you're not interested, please just ignore the thread and pick some threads that interest you from here: http://celephais.net/board/view_all_threads.php

Anyway, discuss films...
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films is a nice thing i'd say 
I've Seen Three French Films... 
and they're all great, so I've come to the conclusion that all French movies are great. Amelie, Happenstance and My Wife is an Actress were the three. The French language just sounds cool, though, so with subtitles it's just fun to listen to. 
Aah. 
Seven.
Fight Club.
Amelie.
Monster's Ball.
Braveheart.
American Beauty.
Shawshank Redemption.
Donnie Darko.
Apocalypse Now.
Platoon.
Silence of the Lambs.
Meet Joe Black.
Traffic.
The Abyss. (the extended version.)
Insider.
Killing Fields.
Scarface.
American History X.
JFK.
Midnight Express.
Metal Gear Solid 2. 
Amelie 
IMHO this is a very overrated movie that's overly self conscious and happy. Could just be me though, since so many people love it.

BTW, while we are on french movies, anyone seen brotherhood of the wolf? It doesnt completely work because it's trying to combine too many genres but there's some cool stuff in there.

Saw Donnie Darko the other day, good movie though some of the narrative was a bit forced. Just got Apocalypse Now so that should be good, I really liked Coppola's other non-godfather 70's movie, The Conversation.

Anyway, my list :

Alien
Aliens
American Beauty
Apocalypse Now
Being John Malkovich
Braveheart
Blade runner
Chopper
A Clockwork Orange
The Conversation
Donnie Darko
Dr Strangelove
Election
Fight Club
Godfather 1 & 2
Goodfellas
Heat
The Insider
LA Confidential
Lantana
Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
LOTR : FOTR
Memento
Mulholland Drive
Pulp Fiction
Raging Bull
Seven
Silence of the Lambs
Taxi Driver
Terminator 2
Toy Story
Unforgiven
Usual Suspects 
 
I shan't make a list - I wouldn't know how to prioritise :/
But a couple of non-sf/horror movies that I might bring to your attention:

Blackrobe - the only movie I've ever seen that shows the north american indians with an almost documentary realism. Fuck 'Dances With Wolves', this is the real deal. A heartbreaking account of what happens when opposing cultures collide irrevocably.

Pathfinder - known as 'Ofelas' in it's native scandinavian tongue, this is a simple 'old-world' folktale depicting the confrontation between a peaceful rural tribe and a band of violent warriors. Like a fantasy RPG scenario but without any 'fantasy' elements. It has cool crossbows tho.

Dust Devil - okay, might be considered a horror movie, but really so much more. From the man who made the first two Neph videos, followed by Hardware, Dust Devil is the culmination of Richard Stanley's 'biblical nomad' character. A mixture of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Dry White Season and The Hitcher, with spaghetti western and occult imagery piled on for good measure. A movie about desperation, wandering, faith ( or lack of ) and madness it drifts across the eerie landscape of South Africa's Namib like a dry and desolate wind. The concepts are complex and sub-conciously challenging; the cinematography is to die for. One of the best British flicks of the 1990s.

For what it's worth :/ 
I Like 
Watching Quake movies 
Btw 
IRREVERSIBLE is rather nice 
Vondur 
is it really as difficult to watch as some people say? 
Well 
if you've seen other brutal movies like, trainspotting, dobermann, etc, you'll be forged/ready to see this one. if you haven't, you could be really shocked or disgusted by one certain scene there. but, this movie shows the truth of life w/o any softening, as it is in real life. other words, it shows what happens in our live behind the corner. things we don't usually notice or we get edited information about them.
and answering directly to your question, yes, it's rather difficult to watch it, but it's useful to watch it i think... but if you're too sensitive, don't watch it... 
Sensitive 
I dont think I am but I did find something like baise-moi hard to sit through, simply because the violence etc felt overly gratituous. As for Irreversible, I've only heard about the rape scene and have heard views both ways so I thought I'd ask. 
Yep 
i see, nitin 
I saw Brotherhood of the Wolf and was disappointed. I guess I forgot it was a french movie. Maybe I just expected something different, but it didn't come off well with me. 
Brotherhood Of The Wolf 
Yeah, I've seen that one too. It wasn't that bad, considering it is a french movie. It was a bit too full of ideas and concepts to be really cool, a bit too hectic imo. 
Brotherhood Of The Wolf 
i thought it was bad ass. But, before watching it, i watched Blanc, Rogue, and Bleu. So maybe the french-ness of Brotherhood didn't bother me as much. 
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Sitcom. It French. 
... 
it's french...

anyone seen X2 yet? ;) 
Gom/h-hour 
I agree totally but some of the cinematography was amazing as was the cheezy CGI on the bone sword/whip thing :) And plus it had monica belluci. Seriously though, at least it was more ambituous than most american stuff, not that it pulled it all off well but still. 
Necros 
yeah I saw X2 last saturday and spent the rest of the day wondering how they managed to make it so shit :)

I'm not a huge fan of the first one but still thought it was a decent flick apart from halle berry's dodgy african accent and "You know what happens to toad when they get hit by lightning?" line.

The 2nd one has some decent action scenes that really dont go on long enough and a killer start with nightcrawler. Apart from that, there's a decent scene with magneto and a whole lot of crap in between. Why do they try and make comic book movies so serious and dramatic when it's clearly not going to work? Just bring on the fights/effects since that's what it's all about. The first one's better focus and shorter running time also helped I think. 
Adaptation 
more zany fun from the being john malkovich team. I'm definitely getting the dvd. 
Tryin' To Think Of Movies I've Enjoyed 
Spirited Away (most recent)
The Matrix
The Addams Family
The Addams Family Values
Naked Killer
Sex and Zen (I and II)
Erotic Ghost Story III (for sheer lunacy - flying dwarf monks on fire, anyone?)
Bad Taste
Meet the Feebles
LOTR
Terminator I and II
Alien
Aliens
Others I can't think of right now 
There's Nothing Like The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning 
just finished watching apocalypse now, fucking fantastic. Saw the redux version too, anyone else agree that coppola must have been on drugs re-adding those 50 minutes? I mean it's like he's butchering his own movie into a more boring, overlong which ends up distracting rather than enhancing the original.

"Surf or Fight, soldier". 
Nitin 
you should get hold of the 'making of' documentary, Hearts Of Darkness - one of the most insightful of its kind. 
Films Mentioned 
Brotherhood of the wolf was pretty cool, nice coats, i have to say. I had to watch it in french with subtitles though, as the english dubbing on the DVD was pretty damn awful.

Amelie i enjoyed a great deal, it's so quirky, and has a real feel good quality about it, although you have to 'go along with it' to really like it i feel. Jeunet & Caro's first film, Delicatessen is also good.

Seven is really interesting, definately worth checking out, with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman at their most watchable, and a great performance as ever by Kevin Spacey.

Nitin mentioned loads of good films, including

Donnie Darko is very smooth, surreal, and with a great soundtrack

Mulholland Drive is just great film-making. It'll leave you trying to figuring it out for ages afterwards, after you reach one of the weirdest 'twists' ever near the end. Surreal stuff, and it's even got some lesbian sex! Lynch is great though, you should probably just watch all his films.

oh and Clockwork Orange has made me scared of Beethoven 
Doh... 
fek, a film thread, now i have to post just to preach about asian cinema...

but first off, on the cinema of my homeland, I slightly agree with nitin for amelie, but its still a very nice film, as for brotherhood of wolves, I really liked it, but it does have many flows, but i love good fights, and the atmosphere... anyways, Jeunet and Gans are 2 of the rare french directors i like... gans made crying freeman too if anyone remembers that, was fun =)
hmm, another few nice french movies i can remember... La Haine, Doberman (uh...fun?), Man Bites Dog (hehehhe..., its actually from belgium i think, whatever), city of lost children of course... hm, no others come to mind.

anyways, as i was saying, lots of cool stuff in asian cinema, i ramble enough about this on #tf... but i will here too.
I love most movies from
Takashi Miike (audition, ichi the killer, doa...)
Hayao Miyazaki (spirited away, totoro, nausica...)
and Wong Kar Wai (in the mood for love, chungking express, fallen angel...)
and plenty of other cool asian movies that dont get much promotion in our western civilizations, a few i saw in the last few months that were cool...

Dolls
Infernal Affairs
Versus
Friend
Chinese Oddyssey 2002
Fulltime Killer
Hero
Avalon
Musa

hmm... I better stop before i get carried away...
oh, and samurai and kung fu movies rock =) 
Doh... 
fek, a film thread, now i have to post just to preach about asian cinema...

but first off, on the cinema of my homeland, I slightly agree with nitin for amelie, but its still a very nice film, as for brotherhood of wolves, I really liked it, but it does have many flows, but i love good fights, and the atmosphere... anyways, Jeunet and Gans are 2 of the rare french directors i like... gans made crying freeman too if anyone remembers that, was fun =)
hmm, another few nice french movies i can remember... La Haine, Doberman (uh...fun?), Man Bites Dog (hehehhe..., its actually from belgium i think, whatever), city of lost children of course... hm, no others come to mind.

anyways, as i was saying, lots of cool stuff in asian cinema, i ramble enough about this on #tf... but i will here too.
I love most movies from
Takashi Miike (audition, ichi the killer, doa...)
Hayao Miyazaki (spirited away, totoro, nausica...)
and Wong Kar Wai (in the mood for love, chungking express, fallen angel...)
and plenty of other cool asian movies that dont get much promotion in our western civilizations, a few i saw in the last few months that were cool...

Dolls
Infernal Affairs
Versus
Friend
Chinese Oddyssey 2002
Fulltime Killer
Hero
Avalon
Musa

hmm... I better stop before i get carried away...
oh, and samurai and kung fu movies rock =) 
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