Movies Film Thread

Discussion in 'Apex Lounge' started by Enja, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. GeoffP

    GeoffP Thank you and good night Contributor

    On Italian Job - Definitely the Original

    Gladiator - If ever you wanted a chill out Sunday... try it - best afternoon nap you'll get! I like to stay awake for it too though

    Keeping Mum - Yup, Patrick Swayze, Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Maggie Smith - How do you go wrong from there?

    Man Who Would Be King - Yes Michael Caine again! He features quite a bit in my film collection

    The Peacemaker - Clooney and Kidman, terrorist dirty nuclear weapon, very fast, but action is throw away rather than instead of a plot

    Saving Grace - Welcome to Port Wen (or however they spell Port Isaac) - the movie that spawned Doc Martin, but Martin Clunes plays a comic stone head doctor

    Without a Clue - Caine & Kingsley, A classic take on Sherlock Holmes
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  3. GeoffP

    GeoffP Thank you and good night Contributor

    As long as you mean the scene fraom Airplane :D
  4. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    OK, just the highlights

    Fight Club
    Withnail & I
    Godfather 1, 2 but not 3
    Once Upon A Time in the West
    Princess Bride
    In Bruges
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Donnie Brasco
    Day of the Jackal (the Ewar Woowar one)
    Deer Hunter
    O Brother Where Art Thou
    Henry V (Branagh/Blessed)
    Fistful Of Dollars
    Apocalypse Now & Redux
    Carlitos Way
    The Limey
    Man On the Moon
    Get Shorty
    Asassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Italian Job
    Sexy Beast
    Silence Of The Lambs
    Usual Suspects
    So I Married An Axe Murderer
    Last Of The Mohicans
    When We Were Kings
    Black Hawk Down
    A Scanner Darkly
    Porco Rosso
    Princess Monoke
    Ghost In The Shell 1 & 2
    Titus (Hopkins version)
    Pitch Black
    Spirited Away
    Howls Moving Castle
    Tales From Earth Sea
    Man Who Would Be King
    Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
    Event Horizon
    Shawshank Redemption
    LOTR 1,2 & 3
    Man On Fire

    Bloody hell, not a lot of laughter in there, might be why I'm such a miserable bastard. :D
  5. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Can I recommend "All about my my Mother" if you fancy trying a foreign language film and "Eraser Head" if you want something enigmatic but you won't understand in the slightest (but it is a David Lynch film so it shouldn't make sense)
  6. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    Mulholland Drive is all the Lynch I need.
  7. fat jez

    fat jez Race Winner Valued Member

    I almost thought I was going to have to moderate that. LOL

    I'll post up some of mine soon.
  8. Matthew Little

    Matthew Little Points Scorer

    Some of my favorite movies..................
    Miami Vice
    Fight Club
    the Alien quadrilogy
    Predator & Predator 2
    The Andromeda Strain
    To Live & Die in L.A.
    Street Kings
    L.A. Confidential
    Primal Fear
    Independence Day
    the Star Wars films
    48 Hours
    Casino Royale
    Bad Santa
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    The Puppet Masters
    Mission to Mars
    Red Planet
    Men in Black & Men in Black II
    The Big Red One
    The Longest Day
    Body of Lies
    No Country for Old Men
    Blazing Saddles
    Airplane & Airplane II
    The Thing
    Prince of Darkness
    Escape from N.Y. & Escape from L.A.
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Silence of the Lambs
    Tora, Tora, Tora
    Stand By Me
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    Event Horizon
    Assault on Precinct 13(both the original & remake)
    Pride & Glory
    Collision Course
  9. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    Seeing as this is motorsports forum, what appropriate racing films do you own/would you recommend?

    I don't actually own any (unless you count Top Gun which is just Days of Thunder with jets and volleyball) but I'd recommend Race for Glory (bikes) and obviously GP, which I've shockingly never seen all the way through.
  10. Matthew Little

    Matthew Little Points Scorer

    Dust to Glory. It's a 2005 documentary/film about the 2003 Baja 1000 off-road race. They followed a bunch of teams/drivers throughout the event and even Mario Andretti, who was Grand Marshal for the event. There's a funny anecdote from the film..............
  11. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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  12. Enja

    Enja isn't dead. Valued Member

    The amount of DVDs I own.. I have like 25 unopened films to watch :o , and that's before I start counting the late-night BBC4 stuff I often record onto my DVR.

    Some Like it Hot
    Corpse Bride
    Russian Ark
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Catch Me if you can
    Pirates of the Caribbean : Curse of the Black Pearl
    The Usual Suspects
    Garden State
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Solaris (RUS)
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and... Spring
    Pan's Labyrinth
    City of God
    The Bourne Films

    There are plenty more I can mention but these are the best, in my view, that I've seen, with perhaps a few exceptions, or ones I've forgotten.

    If you're ever looking for a film I recommend any of those ;)
  13. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    Another Brick fan, always nice to see.

    To watch this weekend:

    Public Enemies
    No Country For Old Men
    Dead Snow

    Possibly more, depending on whether I lift my self imposed Fop ban.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    I hate to ask but what's a "Fop ban"
  15. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    Actually that might sound rather seedy if you don't have one locally. :D

    Fop is a shop that sells cut price DVD's, music plus a range of books and t-shirts. Pretty much identical to HMV but without the games. Average cost of films is about £5, but even recentish titles and multi film sets are sometimes as little as £3. It's an odd pricing structure as they'll often have the same film for several different prices, for example I bought a boxed set of Spaced last time I went in, there were three next to each other priced at £10, £11 and £12; all identical, no extra discs in any of them, no directors cut or anything.

    The only trouble is, when things are only a few quid each it never seems like much when you pick another 1,2,3.... Hence the self imposed ban since mid January.
  16. fat jez

    fat jez Race Winner Valued Member

    Fopp, Bulldog. 2 p's! As opposed to fop with 1 p - fop (noun) a man who is very consciously elegant in his dress and manners; a dandy.
  17. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    Hence the

    I thought you were filling your time up watching movies due to the afore-mentioned "fop ban" LOL
  18. Enja

    Enja isn't dead. Valued Member

    There used to be a Fopp nearby Tottenham Court Road in London, which got closed. But apparently it might be returning. It used to be pretty good, and I think there's another one nearby. Pretty good store.

    It's an interesting film and I should probably watch it again.
  19. Bullfrog

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    I don't read the sign over the door, not when all the shiny prizes are winking at me from the shelves! :embarrassed:
  20. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Can I enquire how many of you have "upgraded" from DVD to Blu-Ray? If you haven't I can thoroughly recommend it, picture quality is AWESOME and the upscaling even on standard DVD's from a Blu-Ray player gives them a new life.

    Beware if you have a surround sound system though. The one I have, which is integrated into my old DVD player, won't work with the latest upgrade of Dolby DTS the Blu-Ray pumps out and many discs don't offer a different audio output beyond DTS (unless I want to listen to it in Spanish or German)
  21. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    Can't see me doing it for a while to be honest, DVD quality is good enough and picture quality isn't something I really prioritise. The expense of upgrading my players and even just some of my library is also somewhat off putting.

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