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Postby poodlek » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:13 pm

BillyB wrote:I forgot about blood diamond - one of DiCaprio's finer efforts along with the Departed.


Both good films too-I feel like he's been fabulous in everything but none of his films have been the sort that I would consider to be a cut above. Good movies but not knocking my socks off yet. Hopefully his next one...

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Postby Tigerslayer » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:18 pm

haha I loved Jurassic Park... I read the book and watched the movie countless times... At the time the effect blew me away.... Same as the Matrix effects when that came out...

As for 12 Monkeys I think Brad Pitt is great. He is very versatile and 12 Monkeys is a great example of some of the quirky roles he takes.

Both safely deserve to be on my favorite movie list for me :)

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Postby BillyB » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:20 pm

poodlek wrote:
BillyB wrote:I forgot about blood diamond - one of DiCaprio's finer efforts along with the Departed.


Both good films too-I feel like he's been fabulous in everything but none of his films have been the sort that I would consider to be a cut above. Good movies but not knocking my socks off yet. Hopefully his next one...


Gangs of new york, body of lies, shutter island. He's got much better since he was that fresh faced little turd in titanic!! I actually think he chooses some really good scripts to work on now....

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Postby BillyB » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:21 pm

Tigerslayer wrote:haha I loved Jurassic Park... I read the book and watched the movie countless times... At the time the effect blew me away.... Same as the Matrix effects when that came out...

As for 12 Monkeys I think Brad Pitt is great. He is very versatile and 12 Monkeys is a great example of some of the quirky roles he takes.

Both safely deserve to be on my favorite movie list for me :)


And snatch of course - he played a great pikey!!

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:21 pm

I just remembered Memento!

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Postby BillyB » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:26 pm

nakatago wrote:I just remembered Memento!


Chris Nolan usually makes a decent movie but can you remember Guy Pearce in his neighbours days??!

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Postby poodlek » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:28 pm

BillyB wrote:
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BillyB wrote:I forgot about blood diamond - one of DiCaprio's finer efforts along with the Departed.


Both good films too-I feel like he's been fabulous in everything but none of his films have been the sort that I would consider to be a cut above. Good movies but not knocking my socks off yet. Hopefully his next one...


Gangs of new york, body of lies, shutter island. He's got much better since he was that fresh faced little turd in titanic!! I actually think he chooses some really good scripts to work on now....


Gangs of New York almost made it to my list, it's just a little long (and dare I say self indulgent) for my taste. I do love DDL like crazy. I feel that way about most Scorsese, actually, although I did love The Last Temptation of Christ and The Last Waltz. Should have put those on my first list!
Leo's been in some great films, and I love him, but I just haven't been blown away yet.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:31 pm

BillyB wrote:
nakatago wrote:I just remembered Memento!


Chris Nolan usually makes a decent movie but can you remember Guy Pearce in his neighbours days??!


Is that the Oz soap? We never got that back home so I can't say that I do.

Anyway, another guy classic: Fight Club.

Maybe I should get around to reading the book.

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Postby BillyB » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:32 pm

poodlek wrote:
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BillyB wrote:I forgot about blood diamond - one of DiCaprio's finer efforts along with the Departed.


Both good films too-I feel like he's been fabulous in everything but none of his films have been the sort that I would consider to be a cut above. Good movies but not knocking my socks off yet. Hopefully his next one...


Gangs of new york, body of lies, shutter island. He's got much better since he was that fresh faced little turd in titanic!! I actually think he chooses some really good scripts to work on now....


Gangs of New York almost made it to my list, it's just a little long (and dare I say self indulgent) for my taste. I do love DDL like crazy. I feel that way about most Scorsese, actually, although I did love The Last Temptation of Christ and The Last Waltz. Should have put those on my first list!
Leo's been in some great films, and I love him, but I just haven't been blown away yet.


DDL is class. he was awesome in there will be blood.

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Postby BillyB » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:34 pm

nakatago wrote:
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nakatago wrote:I just remembered Memento!


Chris Nolan usually makes a decent movie but can you remember Guy Pearce in his neighbours days??!


Is that the Oz soap? We never got that back home so I can't say that I do.

Anyway, another guy classic: Fight Club.

Maybe I should get around to reading the book.


Yep, I can't remember who he played in Neighbours.

Another of his films that was a decent watch was LA Confidential

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Postby poodlek » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:36 pm

OMG! Train of thought: DDL...There Will Be Blood...Paul Dano...LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE! That movie was AWESOME.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:37 pm

poodlek wrote:.LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE! That movie was AWESOME.


It was surreal and yet enjoyable for me.

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Postby BillyB » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:42 pm

On an unrelated note, I watched the life of David Gale a few weeks back - quite a clever film and Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet were really good in it.

And I never thought I'd say this, but I thought Matthew McConnaughy was really good in the Lincoln Lawyer!

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 6:38 am

Tigerslayer wrote:
5. Platoon


Happen to be watching the right now. Fantastic movie!


Strange but true: The urban battle scened were shot in the east end of London.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 8:28 am

Tigerslayer wrote:
taxico wrote:
x9200 wrote:
taxico wrote:Airplane!

If Airplane then I am surprised "Top secret" is not on the list.

ah... me thinks favorite film, not favorite films. too many to list... : )

leslie nielsen was a legend, you are definitely correct waaaaay too many films to try and fit them all into a top 15. I think most of his films would be in my full list of favorites.

I like Leslie Nielsen too but actually these are the directors (Trio: Abrahams and Zuckers). They are behind all the Airplanes, Top Secret and the Naked Guns. They created/promoted LN as majority knows him. Unfortunately they, and later some others, exploited this gender (absurd/parody and background action comedy) a bit too much and it lost a lot from its charm. Airplane 2 has literally nothing to offer comparing to the part one.
I like TS most of the mentioned because it has some very nicely camouflaged scenes at the background. You blink your eyes and you may miss it. I.e. at 2.22 below, still within the opening credits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaXOHCNg ... re=related


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