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Old 11-03-2016, 05:00 PM   #18031 (permalink)
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Incredible flick. You need to fully absorb yourself into the era that it portrays to really get the most out of it. So many great actors and so many great performances. One of the best well casted movies. When it's over you'd be hard pressed to imagine any other actor playing any of the key roles.
I went on IMDB just looking for films to watch as I don't really know where to start with them, I've seen probably less than 50 in my lifetime. This one looked good and had decent reviews.

I will watch it over the weekend I think.

I've put some films I like in the spoiler in case you or anyone else has any recs:

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A Clockwork Orange
Shawshank Redemption
Boyz in the Hood
Saving Private Ryan
E.T.
Into The Wild
Goodfellas

Basically things with a good storyline that don't take an age to get going. I tried watching Schindler's List and turned it off over an hour in. Boring as fuck.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:02 PM   #18032 (permalink)
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I like Schindler's List but ja, it sure is slooooooooooooow.

There Will Be Blood
Sicario
Oldboy

Few good starters.
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If you like A Clockwork Orange I would highly recommend the rest of Kubrick's films.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:27 PM   #18034 (permalink)
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I like Schindler's List but ja, it sure is slooooooooooooow.

There Will Be Blood
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Oldboy

Few good starters.
Cheers.

I saw Grave of the Fireflies as well. That is a good film.

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If you like A Clockwork Orange I would highly recommend the rest of Kubrick's films.
I never bothered cos I thought they'd be a bit strange. ACO is weird but I watched that by chance and ended up liking it.
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I second his suggestion. The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001 (though probably too slow for you tbh), Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove are all absolutely brilliant.
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Not sure how well E.T. has aged. I'd substitute Menace II Society in place of Boyz in the Hood. Much superior movie in every way.

Shawshank and Goodfellas are both MUST SEE. Expect to watch each of them at least two times though to fully appreciate them.

On a side note, watch Goodfellas before Menace II society. The Hughes brothers have proudly stated that they blatantly ripped off a lot of Scorcese's filming techniques that he used in Goodfellas when they made Menace.

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The long tracking shots and the foot stomping scenes are two prime examples.
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Not sure how well E.T. has aged. I'd substitute Menace II Society in place of Boyz in the Hood. Much superior movie in every way.

Shawshank and Goodfellas are both MUST SEE. Expect to watch each of them at least two times though to fully appreciate them.

On a side note, watch Goodfellas before Menace II society. The Hughes brothers have proudly stated that they blatantly ripped off a lot of Scorcese's filming techniques that he used in Goodfellas when they made Menace.

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The long tracking shots and the foot stomping scenes are two prime examples.
*psst* that was list of movies he's already seen
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Before you do all that, watch The Raid. And Crank 2. Don't want slow? Boom.
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Before you do all that, watch The Raid. And Crank 2. Don't want slow? Boom.
I agree with Batbitch, two fairly recent classics.
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I second his suggestion. The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001 (though probably too slow for you tbh), Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove are all absolutely brilliant.
Nice one, ta.

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Not sure how well E.T. has aged. I'd substitute Menace II Society in place of Boyz in the Hood. Much superior movie in every way.
Yeah I started to watch that ages ago but didn't finish it. Not sure why tbh.

I watched E.T. a couple of months ago and found it even better than when I saw it as a child. The effects are shit obviously but I really like this film.

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Shawshank and Goodfellas are both MUST SEE. Expect to watch each of them at least two times though to fully appreciate them.

On a side note, watch Goodfellas before Menace II society. The Hughes brothers have proudly stated that they blatantly ripped off a lot of Scorcese's filming techniques that he used in Goodfellas when they made Menace.

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The long tracking shots and the foot stomping scenes are two prime examples.
lol I've seen both Shawshank & Goodfellas. Sat there like when Shawshank finished, maybe the best thing I've seen.
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