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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TwilightSniperGirl, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. TwilightSniperGirl

    TwilightSniperGirl Beaverton New Member

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    So I'm a huge movie junkie, but haven't been to the theatre in awhile -- anyone seen anything lately that's worth paying movie theatre prices?

    Specifically wondering if Australia, Role Models, or Four Christmases is any good?

    I'm hesitant about the new Punisher... only because Thomas Jane won't be the leading man. I loved the Punisher from 2004; I just don't think this new one will be to my expectations.

    I'm also wondering if Step Brothers is worth renting -- it looks pretty hilarious,... but I would hate to find out that all the previews shown on tv make up all the funny parts...
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    The day the earth stood still looks good.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Saw "Quantum of Solace" this weekend. I think I liked the last Bond better, but this was pretty good. I like the "Bourne Identity" direction they're going with the Bond series - more gritty. It's really more of a continuation of Casino Royale & it would have helped to watch that to refresh my memory.

    My one big complaint about the movie: the evil plan is kinda stupid. The "modern sensibilities" of this movie with fuel cells, eco-stuff and whatever kind of reminded me of "Tomorrow Never Dies" and its "techno-terrorist"/information-age theme. Also, the opening scene in "Quantum" goes on waaayyy too long - enough already, get to the movie!
     
  4. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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    I'm a decent Will Ferrel fan and I'm pretty easy going when it comes to most movies, but I was a bit disappointed with Step Brothers. Definitely some funny parts but other parts were just 'meh'.
    Another friend said that Four Christmases was cute/funny.
    Just saw Hellboy2 and it was just ok. Was expecting more, but I also had a bunch of beer and pizza in me so I could've been thinking about other things. :laugh:
     
  5. borrowedsig

    borrowedsig Lincoln, Nebraska Active Member

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    I dont/wont spend money on movies anymore. I am constantly dissapointed. WHat ever happened to movies like the ladies man and night at the roxbury you could watch over and over and still die laughing? One that was really good that came out a bit ago is the dewey cox story, long but so damn funny.... " and you never paid for drugs, not once!". hb2 was alright i guess, quantum of solice was good but im a huge bond fan anyway. Also anything star wars related. Im sure none of that helped but im up at 3:30 am with nothing better to do so sue me ;).

    Matt
     
  6. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    The new Punisher was good.
    Exactly the way you'd picture the Punisher: a cold methodical killer with a moral blank check.
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I really like Dark Knight, enough to ask my daughter to buy it for me at Christmas. But then I am an old errr aahhh anyway I like the movie. Last year she bought me 3:10 to Yuma and it is still a favorite.

    I will go see The Day the Earth Stood Still. I own the original on DVD and it made a big impression on me when I was a kid. Back when most movies were black and white.

    jj
     
  8. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I made this list a few months ago, and I'm darn proud of it.
    It's separated by a general feeling of the genre, and you'll probably understand more as you read the sections.

    All of the bold movie titles are good favorites, but there was no way I could remember them all.

    So;
    Feel free to add any recommendations, I know I forgot that I have forgotten too many to even list.

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    A Beautiful Mind
    Finding Forrester
    Forrest Gump
    Apollo 13

    Ladri di biciclette
    Gandhi
    Field of Dreams
    The Shawshank Redeption
    The Pursuit of Happiness
    American Beauty
    Good Will Hunting

    Donnie Darko
    Romeo + Juliet
    The English Patient
    Dead Poets Society
    The Notebook
    Rear Window
    Sunset Blvd.
    Harold & Maude

    Memento
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Gattaca
    Charlie Wilson's War
    The Hunted
    Spy Games
    The Good Shepard
    The Usual Suspects
    Patriot Games

    Courage Under Fire
    Syriana
    The Hunt for Red October
    Clear and Present Danger
    In the Line of Fire
    Absolute Power
    The Sum of All Fears

    The Manchurian Candidate


    American History X
    Falling Down
    Goodfellas
    The Godfather
    Scarface
    The Transporter
    Reservoir Dogs
    Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
    American Psycho
    The Fifth Element

    The War of the Worlds
    Fight Club
    Pulp Fiction
    Taxi Driver
    Heat
    Fargo
    Bully
    Dirty Harry Series

    Batman Begins
    Jurassic Park Movies
    Psycho
    The Omen
    Aliens
    Die Hard Series
    Blade Runner
    Rocky Movies
    Leon the Professional

    Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones, The Last Crusade
    Children of Men

    The Departed
    Conspiracy Theory
    Bourne Identity
    James Bond Movies, The Living Daylights, Casino Royale
    Oceans 11
    Gone in Sixty Seconds

    Snatch

    Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    Borat
    Office Space
    Super Troopers

    The Great Dictator
    40 Year Old Virgin
    The Pink Panther
    Dr. Strangelove
    Austin Powers Movies
    Back to the Future, 1 & 2
    Bruce Almighty

    Scrooged
    Groundhog Day
    Zoolander
    Dodgeball
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The Sandlot

    Fast Times at Ridgement High
    Animal House
    Caddyshack
    Animal House
    Hot Shots
    Mars Attacks!
    Meet the Parents/Fockers
    American Graffiti
    My Cousin Vinny
    Anger Management
    Analyze This/That
    Click
    Billy Madison
    The Longest Yard
    Mr.Deeds
    The Waterboy
    Spanglish
    Clerks
    Waiting
    Employee of the Month
    Lost in Translation
    Saving Silverman
    Modern Times
    It Happened One Night
    Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Hitch
    40 Days and 40 Nights
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    The Apartment
    When Harry Met Sally

    Vita e' Bella(IT) Life is Beautiful
    Battle of Algiers(FR) Battaglia di Algeri
    The Big Red One

    The Great Escape
    The Dirty Dozen
    Patton
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Das Boot (DE)
    Der Hauptmann von Koepenick
    Nachts, wenn fer Teufel Kam
    Jeux Interdits
    Schindler's List
    Sciuscia
    The African Queen
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Mivtsa Yonatan

    Braveheart
    Gladiator
    Saving Private Ryan
    Letters from Iwo Jima & Flags of our Fathers
    We Were Soldiers
    Proof of Life

    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket
    Jarhead

    Deer Hunter
    Platoon
    Starship Troopers

    High Plains Drifter
    Unforgiven
    Pale Rider
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    A Fistful of Dollars

    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Shane
    Pat Garret & Billy the Kid
    Tombstone
    Rio Bravo
    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    Magnificent 7
     
  9. shane

    shane Gig Harbor, WA Member

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    I took my daughter to see Bolt in 3D last weekend. The 3D was amazing:thumbup:, and a cute movie.
     
  10. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Then you would like Wall-E, however it's spelled. All around family movie, but the ladies think it's the cutest thing ever, total killer. I took a cutie to that movie at the semi-local drive-in this summer.

    ..That date went very well.
     
  11. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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    300 ftw