Movies Film Thread

GeoffP

Thank you and good night
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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
 

Bullfrog

Rookie
OK, just the highlights

Serenity
Fight Club
Cloverfield
Casino
Withnail & I
Godfather 1, 2 but not 3
Once Upon A Time in the West
Princess Bride
In Bruges
Brick
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
Nixon
The Limey
Dogma
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
Blow
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Leon
Ronin
Last Of The Mohicans
2001
Goodellas
Heat
When We Were Kings
Matrix
Serpico
Seven
Black Hawk Down
A Scanner Darkly
Porco Rosso
Princess Monoke
Akira
Ghost In The Shell 1 & 2
Titus (Hopkins version)
Pitch Black
Spirited Away
Howls Moving Castle
Borat
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
Stardust


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

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
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)
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
Some of my favorite movies..................
Heat
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
Volcano
Independence Day
the Star Wars films
Bullitt
48 Hours
Casino Royale
Bad Santa
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Puppet Masters
Mission to Mars
Red Planet
Milk
Men in Black & Men in Black II
The Big Red One
The Longest Day
Body of Lies
No Country for Old Men
Blazing Saddles
Spaceballs
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
Midway
Thinner
Dreamcatcher
Stand By Me
The Chronicles of Riddick
Event Horizon
Assault on Precinct 13(both the original & remake)
Pride & Glory
Collision Course
 

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.
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
Bullfrog said:
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.
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..............
....early in the race, the leader in the Trophy-Truck Division, Alan Pflueger, was running away with the lead when he got pulled over by two Mexican policemen outside of Ensenada. (Remember, all the roads in Baja, from the desert ranch roads to the pavement highways, are open to the public, and there are speed limits....like they actually follow them!!) As the documentary's narrator puts it, "But Alan quickly saw the error of his ways, and was deputized." Over the course of a few hours, the two cops, plus Pflueger, pull over all the other TT's onto the side of the road. As fellow TT racer Todd Clement said, "And then we heard on the radio, 'There's a bunch of cops on the highway who've pulled over all the heroes of the sport, and they're all sitting on the side of the highway havin' a doughnut convention!!' "
 

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.

Amélie
Some Like it Hot
Corpse Bride
Sunshine
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)
Memento
Brick
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and... Spring
Pan's Labyrinth
Kikujiro
Hana-Bi
City of God
The Bourne Films
Gohatto

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 ;)
 

Bullfrog

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Another Brick fan, always nice to see.

To watch this weekend:

Public Enemies
Gattaca
No Country For Old Men
Dead Snow

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

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.
 

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.
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff member
Bullfrog said:
Actually that might sound rather seedy if you don't have one locally. :D
Hence the

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

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.

Bullfrog said:
Another Brick fan, always nice to see.
It's an interesting film and I should probably watch it again.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
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)
 

Bullfrog

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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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