May 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm #58849
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Whats your opinions or what is your favorite movie or scene from a movie
May 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm #59822
The Big Lebowski, Usual Suspects, I love a lot of the animated movies, Rango is one of my favorites. I always think of Future Days in the beginning where Rango flies onto Hunter S Thompsons windshield. I miss him, where is he!?
June 22, 2016 at 10:54 pm #63596
Favorite movie? So many, but one of the more enduring ones for me has been Titanic. It came out when I was five, saw in theatres on IMAX!, and watched it on VHS the night we found my maternal grandmother’s dead body because it soothed me that damn much. That shit’s got everything: action, romance, humour, betrayal, revenge,(attempted) murder, mystery, intrigue, boobs, time travel, the extremes on the spectrum human behavior, different ways of other people dying, sacrifice, loss, heartbreak, coming to terms with shit, letting go and moving on, gorgeous set pieces, fashion nostalgia, Leo, on point CGI effects, and a true to life bittersweet ending. Shit, this post is just as long as the movie too, just without Celine Dion’s soft landing soundtrack. Oh well. My 2 cents, for what it’s worth <3
August 5, 2017 at 6:54 am #93844
Brendan Gleeson and Co in “I Went Down”. Fucking brilliant.
Brendan Gleeson in “The Guard”.
Brendan Gleeson in the very sweary “In Bruges”
March 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm #113453
August 5, 2017 at 7:44 am #93849
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Falling Down is one of the best movies i’ve ever seen. 😀
August 5, 2017 at 8:20 am #93855
Die Amerikaner…..if you watch the clips in reverse order he sounds like a douchebag in the bottom two. In the top one he sounds kinda alright.
August 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm #93873
He is a douche, a terrible one. however it is still a nice movies 🙂
August 5, 2017 at 8:47 am #93856
My best movie is Inglorious Basterds. Both accents scenes.
In the German Accents scene, top British soldier Mike Fassbender pretending to be German and who is very competent makes a very slight, slight mistake leading to the massacre of nearly his entire group by the Germans.
In the Italian Accents scene, Tennessee moustachioed meathead Brad Pitt is leading a Joo strike and is pretending to be Italian. Unfortunately this gang have very bad Accents, extremely laughable and classy German psychopath Col Hans Landa knows they are full of shit and toys with them, letting them in the cinema!
I like this film because Americans are normally accused of not understanding irony, and accused of rewriting history to make it look like the Americans alone won the war.
Well good for this film. There is irony everywhere in it. To its credit the Basterds are not glorified as being bigger or smarter or more cultured than the Germans. They are portrayed as a pack of wild dogs reporting to pack leader Pitt.
As for Hollywood rewriting history, begrudgingly we have to admit that the Americans did efficiently conclude WWII for us, so we can’t hold that against them.
The Jews however, did not win the war, their roles were to make lots of money, be hated by Nazis, be gassed or go into hiding. They are not famous for fighting. Still, Tarantino is a smart man and he made lots of friends because Joos are the heroes in his movie. Mel Gibson, pls take note. No more drunken rants, you make Christians look weak.
August 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm #93885
I added the last one. Christoph Waltz is superb on it 🙂
March 15, 2018 at 6:55 pm #113452
Wonderful movie! Reminded me of “The Dirty Dozen”.
The cultured Jew-baiter was a smash as was fassbender’s Geeman -speaking SOE operative!
Does anyone remember
“The Guns of Navarone”
All star cast david niven,anthony quayle,gregory peck, bobby darren!!,anrhony quinn james baker?? Of zulu fame ??
This was the first in its genre as far as i know.
March 16, 2018 at 1:59 pm #113493
March 16, 2018 at 5:06 pm #113512
A must see! Made when Britain still made world class movies all the time.
Classic wwII movie against Germans and this was a joint Anglo-americano production! Very good!they even have the ice-cold nazi interrogator in it as well!
Another i love was with sir richard burton(what a voice, i love those taffy accents,if i am reborn i want to come back as a Welshman!),clint eastwood etc in “where eagles dare”?
Please do watch them. We can then critique .
August 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm #93879
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Chopper, “I wrote a bestseller, and I can’t even spell.”
I also like ‘Big Trouble In Little China.’
August 5, 2017 at 10:25 pm #93915
It is not my favorite, but one of them. Snatch is very funny and unpredictable. I specially like Brick Top. I hope the following scenes don’t spoil too much of the movie. Its certainly worth watching.
September 13, 2017 at 1:22 am #97108
Texas chainsaw massacre with Jessica biel and john wick is pretty good movie also like the Kray brothers
December 6, 2017 at 11:48 pm #107514
Alien 1+2, Evil Dead, Predator, The good the bad and The Ugly, The Exorcist, Apocalypse Now, American Werewolf in London, The Thing, Conan the Barbarian, Das Boot…
just 10 of my all time favorite movies. pretty old, but always fun to watch from time to time. but dubbed in german language^^
December 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm #107589
Inglorious Basterds is one of my fave movies.
This is an interesting movie because it does not play on expected stereotypes. The Germans are the ones portrayed with all the best traits: psychopath Hans Landa is charming, multilingual, cultured and very intuitive. The German soldier who opts to have his brains bashed out by the Bear Jew wielding a baseball bat is admirably brave.
The British, i.e. the character played by Michael Fassbender, is charming and very competetent, but unlucky in the “German accents” scene.
The Americans/Jews, i.e. the Bastards, on the other hand, are portrayed as nothing more than a pack of wild dogs who despite their comical ineptitude, accomplish great things. The “Italian accents” scene shown above should be an all-time classic, because it has a lot of irony, something which Americans are accused of not understanding:).
December 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm #108239
Fuck i think mt fave movie is going to be Starwars the last jedi!!!
December 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm #108240
Fuck i think my fave movie is going to be Star-wars the last jedi!!!
March 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm #113443
London Cockney Michael Caine gives an absolute career high, portraying Scottish Jacobite Alan Breck in the 1971 version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnapped”. All thrilling swordfights, kilts in the heather, shipwrecks, more kilts, adventure, startling scenery with added kilts (all pretty much location shooting too) filmed totally in kilts along Scotland’s Argyll’s seaboard. The narrative drive is slightly subtle and the plot turnaround is heartbreaking. The entire cast is solid gold. The beautiful and supremely talented Vivien Heilbron plays Catriona. This is just a flavour… but does anyone actually remember what acting used to be like? Watch and learn.
A very beautiful and thought-provoking film which quietly engulfs you in its twisting plot. It is simply one of those magical movies which turns out one hundred times better than it might have been even on a good day. Everything works and everyone puts in brilliant performances in a flawless narrative, exquisitely shot. A brilliant hour and forty minutes.
Oh yeah… and just when the tears are welling at the end they hit you with Mary Hopkin singing a ballad to knock you off your tail.
That’s an ending.
Back to school now modern film-makers… watch and learn.
The whole thing is there on YT. An hour and 40 minutes of your life not wasted.
March 15, 2018 at 5:55 pm #113444
March 15, 2018 at 6:48 pm #113450
I love caine. I even ate at his restaurant in Canterbury in England! Some say he is irish-blood others Gypsy or maybe he is an Irish Gypsy?
Very brave for the times as well. He has had a dark -skinned wife for many many years. No probs to me but in seventies England only the coolest ,bravest, most powerful men could and would do that!
How is your young Lit Head of Dept going?
March 17, 2018 at 6:53 am #113560
@Hoping for Nemesis
I once served Mr Caine in a very posh shop in Knightsbridge, London in the long hot summer of 1988. He is very tall.
The young(er) Head of Department remains elegant, intelligent and very beautiful. And way outta my reach. It is re-assuring that my heart can still be made to flutter by a few smiles and kind words from such a lovely person. Never confuse where you would like to be… with where you actually are. It is a wilderness out here and a man can get lost and stupid sometimes.
March 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm #113459
One of my favorites is American beauty. Dude chasing the American dream then realizes it’s a crock of shit and then just does what makes him happy.
June 1, 2018 at 6:12 pm #120010
June 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm #120036
I for one do not watch satanist vomit spewed from the minds of demonically controlled film directors or writers. If you actually do some research you’ll soon discover that most of them are deeply into psychedelics therefore hear voices. They consort with familiars, demons. That’s where they get their ideas and you let these influences into your radius. How many homicides, rapes etc.are inspired by violent films & music? Why did the mass murderer James Holmes shoot up the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises? Why did Anton LaVey forbid his son from watching television? Even the actors don’t like watching their own films, reason being they don’t prefer watching the alien force within them unfold. The fifth subliminally traumatizes the mind. It unsettles the spirit & exposes the heart. You’re uneasy. If you have violent tendencies it will amplify what’s inside you. Film & music industry in a nutshell.
June 3, 2018 at 6:51 am #120320
June 3, 2018 at 6:49 am #120318
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I never say favourite but this is one of my favourites
September 3, 2018 at 5:20 am #140072
Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange (anything Kubrick really)
Goodfellas, The Departed (anything Scorsese really)
Requiem for a Dream
And for fun, Terminator franchise except for Salvation (yuck)
September 3, 2018 at 6:24 am #140080
I really liked Hallam Foe. Twisted and skewed take on late and difficult adolescence. Orange Juice playing “Blue Boy” (my first Postcard Record) on the soundtrack. Filmed on location at The Glen (the 60’s and 70’s home of the Incredible String Band near Innerleithen not far from me) then on location in the Old Town in Edinburgh (Hallam goes past my old front door in one of the many scenes in Auld Reekie’s closes.
It also very much puts me in mind of Gormenghast and Titus Groan with Hallam playing a bizarre Aspergerish version of Steerpike across Edinburgh’s rooftops. In a niche of its very own… it’s a great watch.
Also on those tricky adolescence films… I always loved this. Rarely seen. Some incredible performances. Still touching… “Destroy… Kill all hippies… Disco sucks… kill all hippies…” Genius.
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