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Old 05-23-2012, 02:55 PM   #11711 (permalink)
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Mondo Cane kinda sucks, rest are decent.

Tried watching Mondo Cane, hearing it was the spark for all exploitation films that came out after it, and sure as the first it was controversial, but been bettered since. I found myself bored and skipping though 90% of it just to find anything that would be as shocking as they claimed. Apart from the opening sequence, and a few scattered moments.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #11712 (permalink)
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looks like a good project, how did you choose these films, what was the criteria?
There isn't a ton of criteria for what I'm watching. A lot of it is recommendations for movie fluent friends and occasionally Netflix. Mostly, my goal by the end of their list is to watch many different kinds of movies as possible. I want to find out more about my taste in movies and have a better background of movies.

I think I have 3-4 silent movies on the list so far and plan on 3-4 more. I'm not a huge fan of anime, but I watched Akira last year and I really liked it. So far, I've only watched Spirited Away; but Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue and Paprika in the wings so far.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:29 PM   #11713 (permalink)
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Holy shit. I haven't been that terrified by a movie since I saw The Exorcist. Everything about it is scary - the concept of a father killing his family, Jack Nicholson's performance, the "shining", "Redrum", the soundtrack, the scenery, the camera work, the crazy images that pop up like this...



What the fuck is that?

This is a movie that will haunt me for years to come. 9/10.
I must be one of the few people around to not liking The Shining. I appreciate it's technical bravado (I am a film fan after all, would be ignorant of me not to notice how well it's made) but I just find it cold and unsatisfying but I find that with most of Kubrick's work. Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange don't do anything for me either. 2001 though is bloody brilliant and suits his style perfectly. Spartacus doesn't count as he didn't make all of the film even though it's a great film.

Electrophonic Tonic - Valhalla Rising is stunning, stunning, stunning but certainly not for all tastes.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #11714 (permalink)
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Electrophonic Tonic - Valhalla Rising is stunning, stunning, stunning but certainly not for all tastes.
Nicholas Winding Refn so far has a perfect track record with me. Bronson and Valhalla Rising are both amazing movies and Drive is one of my favorite movies ever.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #11715 (permalink)
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I didn't think a ton of Bronson, but I loved Pusher and Drive (I thought the Pusher sequels were slightly above average). I've had Valhalla sitting on my HDD for months...
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:22 PM   #11716 (permalink)
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I didn't think a ton of Bronson, but I loved Pusher and Drive (I thought the Pusher sequels were slightly above average). I've had Valhalla sitting on my HDD for months...
Valhalla Rising is a lot closer to Drive than Bronson, if that gives you any motivation to watch it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #11717 (permalink)
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I've now seen what I believe to be his 5 *classic* films.

I rank them...

A Clockwork Orange > The Shining > 2001: A Space Odyssey > Dr. Strangelove > Full Metal Jacket
I would have to put Full Metal Jacket just ahead of Shining, at the end of the list. If it was me.

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I decided this year to watch 101 movies I've never seen before. This is the list so far...

1. Mondo Cane
2. Do the Right Thing
3. Spirited Away
4. Hamlet 2
5. Mr. Vampire
6. The Grey
7. Poultrygesit: Night of the Chicken Undead
8. Cannibal! The Musical
9. Team America: World Police
10. This Film is Not Yet Rated
11. Bronson
12. 12 Monkeys
13. Orgazmo
14. Valhalla Rising
15. Oldboy
16. The Battleship Potemkin
17. Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil
18. Blue Velvet
19. Take Shelter
20. Being John Malkovich
21. Rashomon
22. Adaptation
23. The Jerk
24. A Hard Day's Night
25. Merantau
26. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
27. Taxi Driver
28. Safety Last!
29. Annie Hall
30. Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
31. The Avengers
32. Metropolis (Complete Restoration)
33. Big Trouble in Little China
Excellent idea. I should try something like that....

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I've been using movies as my main form of procrastination over the last few days. I have watched:

Unbreakable - 8/10
I usually hate M. Night Shyamalan but I had heard good things about this movie and I was in the mood for a superhero film. I really enjoyed it. Great performances from Willis and Jackson, and a twist ending that genuinely surprised me. I'd say this is his best movie.
The only Shyamalan film I can say I liked. Not shabby at all, I'd say.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #11718 (permalink)
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Unbreakable is such a subtle film and all the more better for it. If it was a Euro film it would be talked about a whole lot more Nothing is forced in the movie and everything is downplayed in every act. A damn good film.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #11719 (permalink)
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The last movie I saw, not by choice, was Howard The Duck. My boyfriend thought it was crazy it seems that I had never heard of such a thing and so he got the movie from Netflix. I really could have done without it!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #11720 (permalink)
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The last movie I saw, not by choice, was Howard The Duck. My boyfriend thought it was crazy it seems that I had never heard of such a thing and so he got the movie from Netflix. I really could have done without it!
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