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Old 04-02-2010, 08:42 AM   #26
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Rom-Com's are okay, but I get annoyed with them easily; they all follow basically the same plot:

Two people get crushes on each other through awkward moments. As soon as they start falling in love with each other, there's some terrible misunderstanding that threatens to drive them apart forever. The man [usually, since of course men make all the mistakes, and women don't know how to apologize and forgive in these movies] does something fantastically romantic that the woman finds out about at the last moment, then runs into his arms. They live happily ever after.
Men don't necessarily make all the mistakes, there's a sad number of rom coms where the female tries to be independent and then realizes all she wants in life is the domestic life. My sister loves these movies, can't think of the titles...I think one was Sweet Home Alabama? I usually run from the room when she watches these.

The only two romantic films I liked was Where The Heart Is (pretty much solely for Natalie Portman, and the romance isn't exactly central to the story, maybe its better described as a chick flick than romance) and secretly, very secretly I love Moonstruck. Its probably my biggest guilty pleasure for movies.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:46 AM   #27
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Saya: Heh heh. That's true as well. Augh, I hated "Sweet Home Alabama". No one...and I mean NO ONE...who has gotten out of this state, gone to NYC, gotten rich and gotten an awesome, rich fiance would EVER return here!

Seriously, that movie annoys me to no end. Then again, I don't like Matthew Mchaunahey that much.

Moonstruck was pretty awesome, I have to admit as well. I found the first half of "How to lose a guy in 10 days" quite amusing, but the second half was far less awesome. I dunno; maybe I need genuinely crazy people in my rom-coms. lol
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:50 AM   #28
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More goodies are............

Grave of the fireflies

Spirited Away

The way home

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I loved Spirited Away, but I could live the rest of my life without encountering Grave again. Just far too sad and depressing for my taste.

Ponyo was pretty awesome, though. Tina Fey does the English voice for the mom.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:55 AM   #29
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If we're talking anime movies, I honestly like Satoshi Kon movies more than Miyazaki, especially Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress.

Tales From Earthsea is pretty good too, was directed by Miyazaki's son Goro. I heard that they weren't talking while he was working on this because Miyazaki didn't approve. I didn't enjoy the Earthsea books but I thought the movie was pretty good.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:12 AM   #30
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Perfect blue was really good...really scary too. It took me a few watches to get the ending though.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:35 PM   #31
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Men don't necessarily make all the mistakes, there's a sad number of rom coms where the female tries to be independent and then realizes all she wants in life is the domestic life. My sister loves these movies, can't think of the titles...I think one was Sweet Home Alabama? I usually run from the room when she watches these.

The only two romantic films I liked was Where The Heart Is (pretty much solely for Natalie Portman, and the romance isn't exactly central to the story, maybe its better described as a chick flick than romance) and secretly, very secretly I love Moonstruck. Its probably my biggest guilty pleasure for movies.
I love Moonstruck!
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:02 PM   #32
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Hmm.. I have a few recommendations...
Foreign
Onmyoji I
Onmyoji II (both, awesome Japanese fantasy, live action)
Slim Susie(Swedish comedy/mystery/weirdness)
Green Butchers(Danish... erh... comedy I think)
Kontrol(Awesome Bulgarian thriller)
Run Lola Run(weird movie, I forget the country of origin, but its a good watch)

To the best of my knowledge they all have subtitles, hope that's not a deal breaker. They are my top 6 most favorite foreign films of all time. Another good one is "The Experiment"... it is pretty brutal.. I only watched it once.. with one eye closed.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:23 AM   #33
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Ok I have a few recommendations as well. These are kind of odd movies.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer- One of my all time favorites. Very unique story here. It's about a boy who is born with a profound sense of smell, who ends up killing women to make the best perfume.
Harold and Maude- Cute and interesting movie. It's hard to describe the plot besides it's almost kind of a romance between a young man and an old woman... It's a nice movie and it's full of fake suicides.
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter- Funny B-movie. Eh. If you like b-movies you can try it. Jesus saves lesbians and teams up with a masked wrestler. :P
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:56 PM   #34
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More goodies are............

Grave of the fireflies
Probably one of the greatest movies I have ever seen, and easily the best Anime movie I've seen. It currently sits on my DVD shelf, shrink-wrapped and unwatched. While it is a landmark in animated storytelling, it is a devastating movie. Known as one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made, be warned: while I absolutely HAD to buy it, I still haven't had the nerve to watch it again.

And now, my recommendations

Romance
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* Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
* Lost In Translation
* Life is Beautiful (Italian)

Thriller
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* The Usual Suspects
* Collateral
* Ronin
* The Name of the Rose
* Se7en
* The Professional

Foreign
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* Hero
* Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
* Let The Right One In (Horror)
* Le Femme Nikita

Horror
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* The Thing (John Carpenter version from 1982)
* Poltergeist
* Stir of Echoes
* An American Werewolf in London



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Old 04-26-2010, 03:12 PM   #35
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Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus
Anchorman
Ginger Snaps
From Dusk til Dawn
In Bruges
Two Hands (VERY underrated Aussie comedy)
The Hangover (for dumb American comedy, but still entertaining)
Severence (Awesome gory comedy)
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #36
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KIDS is a pretty good movie. Its an indie flick from 1995
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:12 PM   #38
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The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon are probably the two best movies I have ever seen.

If you want something more modern try Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, one of the few neo-noirs that don't make me wretch. Blade Runner is awesome, too.

EDIT: I'd also like to add my namesake, Kiss Me Deadly, another noir-classic, though this one has a lack of Humphry Bogart
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:54 AM   #39
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #41
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I am a tough sell when it comes to romantic comedies, and I truly don't believe they make them as good as when Tracy and Hepburn were starring in such classics as "Adam's Rib" or "Woman of the Year." Still, here's a short list of a few that won me over and I would highly recommend to any of my friends ... even "the guys":

Heaven Can Wait (the original with Warren Beatty)
50 First Dates
The Truth about Cats & Dogs (with Janeane Garofalo in a very winning performance)

Very honorable mention: Roxanne - Steve Martin wrote the screenplay giving a modern update of the story Cyrano de Bergerac. His script and his performance are a wonder. It has been rightly hailed as "a comic masterpiece" and I never tire of seeing it.

In other movie recommendations, my favorite movie of all time is the original 12 Angry Men. It's a hard sell to my younger friends as it is in black & white and the "action" all takes place in a single room, but the compelling, thoughtful discussion on racism, justice and the qualities of temperance and mercy make it a film worthy of your patience and your time.

And for an under-appreciated jewel, I like to suggest Blood Simple by the Cohen brothers. Well before they ever thought about making The Big Lebowski or Fargo, they crafted this black comedic drama with so many signature moments of miscommunication and unexpected consequences that new appreciation dawns on me each time I watch it.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:11 AM   #42
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2001: A Space Odyssey. Everybody should see this movie.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:30 PM   #43
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...Science of Sleep is pretty good, too. Weird, but good.
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...Science of Sleep is pretty good, too. Weird, but good.
That movie was directed by Michel Gondry, and happens to have been his first project following the release of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Thanks for mentioning this one; I had meant to see it when it came out, missed it, then forgot all about it.


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Old 04-30-2010, 08:10 AM   #45
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DO NOT see Clash of the Titans. Sucks.
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repo the genetic opera
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:20 AM   #47
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DO NOT see Clash of the Titans. Sucks.
Agreed.
The original movie was so much better.
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I knew that movie (Clash of the Titans) sucked when I saw my friend reading the book.

On a related note:
The Percy Jackson movie wasn't good and, I know it's a little late, DragonBall Evolution sucked ass.
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The Man With No Name trilogy is awesome and it breaks my heart when people refuse to watch it because they're westerns.

Oh, and I gotta recommend The Room. Its so bad it changed my life.
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