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#36721 - 03/18/10 06:22 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: MorningStar93]
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A lot of my favorites (Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, V for Vendetta, Dark Knight) have already been mentioned, so I'll try and be a bit original. I also wanna mention Rocky Horror Picture Show is great, but not if you rent it and watch it by yourself. :P

Nosferatu
Let the Right One In
Old Boy
25th Hour
Monsoon Wedding
Killing Zoe
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Repo! The Genetic Opera***

***Don't want Repo Men, it's a total rip-off.
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#36723 - 03/18/10 07:40 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: Meq]
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 Originally Posted By: Meq
 Originally Posted By: jon38
bambi

I thought you were 18? You might find the Modern Church of Satan more to your liking.


Ouch. Who did you see on MCoS that gave you this impression? Granted, we're slightly less hard on trolls and spammers, and a little more gentle towards the beginner fool, but we're no hoard of angry teenagers screaming because our mothers canceled our WoW accounts.
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#36781 - 03/19/10 10:00 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: XiaoGui17]
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Conan the Barbarian -my favorite movie since I was 6.Arnolds' primitive English,James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom,even pro surfer Gerry Lopez as Subotai.Some of the best ritual music in any movie.Period.

Night of the Living Dead(1968) -responsible for turning me into the paranoid child who was always trying to "zombie-proof" the house,regardless of where I lived.

American History X -forget the amazing cast or slick script;the cinematography is damn clever!

O Brother,Where Art Thou? - "But he said we would not find the tray-zure we seek on account of our ob-sta-cles!"
"She done R-U-N-N-O-F-T"
"Why,I'm the pater familias,goddamn it!"

John Carpenters' "They Live" -I don't think I even need to explain this one. Clip


Edited by CanisMajor (03/19/10 10:01 PM)
Edit Reason: testacles everywhere!
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#36786 - 03/20/10 01:18 AM Madness takes its toll. [Re: XiaoGui17]
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 Originally Posted By: XiaoGui17
I also wanna mention Rocky Horror Picture Show is great, but not if you rent it and watch it by yourself. :P

I had to laugh; this brought back memories. I was a teenager at UCSB in the '60s when a friend invited me to a midnight showing of RH in Isla Vista. I knew nothing whatever about it. Suddenly I was in the middle of an audience gone crazy, throwing rolls of toilet paper, howling "Lips! Lips!", and doing the Time Warp in the aisles. I wasn't sure whether or not to bolt for the exit.
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#36787 - 03/20/10 01:25 AM Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack [Re: CanisMajor]
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 Originally Posted By: CanisMajor
Conan the Barbarian ... Some of the best ritual music in any movie. Period.

It's amazing just how rich, varied, and downright voluptuous the music from this film is. There are some samples here, and probably longer selections on YouTube if you're curious.
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#36791 - 03/20/10 02:32 AM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: Jake999]
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 Originally Posted By: Jake999
There are some "side excursions" in movies that I like to go back to when I just want to escape that might not fit into the top 5 category, but just seem to latch onto me in a fetishistic kind of way, and I tend to watch them whenever they show up in the HBO or Showtime listings.

O.K., my five "bad" movies:

Triumph of the Will. A jaw-dropper in every respect. How did they get all those people in and out of Nürnberg, and all in the right place at the right time without anyone out of formation/out of step? How did thousands of people know to the split-second when to Sieg Heil, when to right-shoulder-shovel, when to hit the floodlights? In the U.S. Army you're lucky if you can get a half-dozen soldiers to walk in the same general direction together. [And the best shot in the whole movie: During one of the megaparades through town, with all of the good citizens screaming themselves crazy with adoration, Leni's camera momentarily switches to a cat sitting in a window, completely bored with the whole thing.]

The Story of O. This is not a film about sadomasochism at all, but about the degrees of mutual surrender that love involves. O willingly endures the ordeals of Castle Roissy simply because her lover wishes her to, then emerges not as slave but as goddess for the three men - her lover, her taskmaster at the castle, and finally Sir Stephen - who are devoted to her. The atmosphere of her new divinity confuses, then obsesses a female friend of hers, who ultimately is drawn to Roissy for a similar initiation. Perhaps only the French, who are able to portray even the most outré and graphic forms of erotica without the slightest hint of obscenity, could have made a film such as this. It is a mirror to its audiences of what sexual and sensual maturity involves - and how remote from that maturity most persons of either sex actually are.

Fade to Black. In the flavor of Anger’s Hollywood Babylon books, this is a horror movie about a young, aliented film buff, Eric Binford, who, in a different application of lycanthropy, assumes various characters from classic films to give himself "their powers". Readers of my Church of Satan will recognize the parallels to the 1974+ obsessions and demons of Anton LaVey, to include the avatar of Marilyn Monroe as Eric’s ideal goddess and, ultimately, "death angel".

The Magus. This is an exquisitely-done film version of as much of the novel as could be stuffed into a single movie. You really need to read the novel first to get some idea of what's going on, because the plot twists & turns are confusing otherwise. Perfectly cast with Anthony Quinn as Conchis, Michael Caine as Nicholas, and Candice Bergen as Lily/Julie. Screenplay by the author, John Fowles, who has a cameo as a sailor talking with Nicholas at the very beginning.

Shadow of the Vampire. There have been lots of Dracula movies, from the scary to the romantic to the funny, but there was something about the original Nosferatu that give you chills. The 1979 Kinski remake was unintentionally burlesque, because KK is already so downright creepy, and when you add the N-makeup to him and Jonathan Harker says hello to him like any other client, you have to laugh. So sooner or later someone was bound to make a movie about the making of the original, and SOTV is a charmer, with Willem Dafoe playing a real vampire playing the actor Max Schreck who played the screen vampire. Dafoe was nominated for, and should have gotten the Oscar for this one.
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#36956 - 03/23/10 08:25 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Hi Dr. Aquino,

An interesting collection of films. I like Triumph of the Will. An incredible propaganda film and I would assume one of the first of its type.

My top five as of right now and in no particular order.

1. Godfather Parts One and Two
2. Metropolis
3. On The Waterfront
4. Citizen Kane
5. Taxi Driver

I am a big fan of Coppola and Scorcese. So many good movies out there. This thread should be our top 100 films.

Have a good day and keep up the interesting posts.

P.S I have enjoyed four weeks of blissful holidays.

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#36959 - 03/23/10 09:34 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: ]
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Hmm I am going to go with the movies I find myself actually watching over and over a billion times. These aren't necessarily the best movies ever made. One of my jobs is in a video store.. I watch tons of movies.

Jesus Christ Superstar. I know every song. Have it on vhs and dvd..even own the soundtrack. I've gone to the musical to see Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row)playing Jesus..while wearing converse. It's just got groovy songs man!

Doom. I have no idea why I love this movie. other than it's sort of a dark movie. Perfect for late night watching. I've seen it over 20 times. Just because.

13th Warrior. It's awesome. Arab with Northmen. Fire demons. Anotino Banderas. It's just watchable. It's like reading a story book. Just a very simple go get the beast story. Plus it was the first word I learned of Arabic.

Ace Venture Pet Detective. Come on, it's retarded hilarious.

Titus with Anthony Hopkins. A beautiful movie. Visually stunning juxtapositioning both modern backdrops with old world themes.
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#37053 - 03/26/10 02:58 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney 1954)
Apocalypse Now (Redux)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


Who Framed Roger Rabbit?? I do love this movie!

I would have never guessed in a million years that this film would be on your short list! \:o

Strangely,it sorta reminds me of the interview with John McCain where he hailed ABBA as his favorite musical group.

Who knew?

btw...I always believed Temple of Doom to be the more superior film of the series!


Edited by CanisMajor (03/26/10 02:59 PM)
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#37080 - 03/27/10 02:46 AM Shave-and-a-haircut, TWO BITS! [Re: CanisMajor]
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 Originally Posted By: CanisMajor
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?? I do love this movie! I would have never guessed in a million years that this film would be on your short list! \:o

Well, you know, every time I look in the mirror at Lilith & myself, I see Jessica & Roger.

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btw...I always believed Temple of Doom to be the more superior film of the series!

To me Raiders, like the original Star Wars, was the "creative vision", with the sequels/prequels basically capitalization on same. I also thought that the overemphasized cuteness of Short Round and hysteria of Willie in TD got a bit tedious after awhile. And while I'm a Sean Connery fan, I thought that jamming him together with Harrison Ford in Last Crusade was awkward, as though each actor couldn't quite figure out who was the centerpiece of each scene [understandable when you have two megastars shoulder to shoulder].

I was thoroughly delighted with Crystal Skull, but then it was a nostalgia/fun flick for everyone who caught the Raiders bug in 1981. I said to Karen Allen that I would have been just as gruntled if they had gone right from #1 to #4: that I had married Indy & Marion in Secret of the Lost Ark over 20 years ago and it was high time for Lucas & Spielberg to catch up.
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#37121 - 03/29/10 07:42 PM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: Nightmare]
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I don't have a TV service or go to the movies, so I live off of DVDs. My top 5 in no particular order:

1)All the View Askewniverse movies, Harold and Kumar movies and various stoner movies.
2)Monty Python (Every movie and episode)
3)Saw movies (They're hilarious)
4)Star Wars (The one with Ewoks and Endor)
5)X-Files (The movies suck, but my local library has every season on DVD)

There are thousands of other movies and shows that I love, but I can't remember.
What the hell is wrong with me!? I forgot to list Indiana Jones (The first 3)


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#37181 - 03/31/10 11:03 AM Re: Madness takes its toll. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
 Originally Posted By: XiaoGui17
I also wanna mention Rocky Horror Picture Show is great, but not if you rent it and watch it by yourself. :P

I had to laugh; this brought back memories. I was a teenager at UCSB in the '60s when a friend invited me to a midnight showing of RH in Isla Vista. I knew nothing whatever about it. Suddenly I was in the middle of an audience gone crazy, throwing rolls of toilet paper, howling "Lips! Lips!", and doing the Time Warp in the aisles. I wasn't sure whether or not to bolt for the exit.


LMAO. Every Friday Night in Chicago... they put on a great show and it's well worth the time to bring TP, Toast, and a Newspaper! I LOVE bringing RHPS virgins and watching their face!
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#37355 - 04/04/10 01:21 AM Re: Madness takes its toll. [Re: Wicked Satanist]
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I'm not sure that I could distill a fixed Sovereign Pentad™ of favorites, but for now, in no particular order:

The Silence of the Lambs
The Godfather I and II
The Fountain
The Lord of the Rings
Schindler's List

And of course I would be remiss to omit La Cage aux Folles—easily one of the funniest films I have ever seen—and Ed Wood's notorious miscarriage (abortion?) of cinema, Plan 9 from Outer Space.


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#37449 - 04/08/10 03:32 AM Re: Madness takes its toll. [Re: Zophos]
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I have to officially append my list to include Sympathy for Lady Vengeance(aka Kind Hearted Miss Guem-ja)
It's the third in the Park Chan-Wook's vengeance trilogy (known mostly for Oldboy) and probably now my favorite movie.
It's got all of Park Chan-Wook's amazing cinematography and intriguing story with a nice little twist of disturbing black humor. Child murder and a dash of Dexter-esque morality play. I suggest anyone and everyone see this film if you get the chance to.

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#38136 - 04/27/10 11:47 AM Re: Top 5 movies [Re: Saligia]
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Sea inside Pan Labyrinth Avatar Gladiator Hard Candy(not porn version)

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