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General Discussion About Movies

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Gast
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Movies: what's your favorite, which you hate, which you find strange/overrated, questions-answers, favorite or worse actors/actresses, movies that you expect to watch this or next year, any complaints, whatever about movies.

Spoiler free! Wink smile

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.07.2018

I own 5 movies that I want to see whenever I want. If someone had seen or will do so, let me know what you think.
- Uncorked
- The Good Year
- Artworks
- Jet lag
- My Fair Lady

Gast

I have seen The Good Year, it's good (as far as I remember).

Gast

I wanna watch this movie, but I have no time still to watch it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwHoY2dVZLE

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.07.2018

- Kingdom of Heaven
- Dirty little scoundrels
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Stealing beauty
- Best offer

Gast

I have only seen Kingdom Of Heaven with Orlando Bloom. It's good.

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.07.2018

I think you may like Stealing Beauty. I am rarely surprised in movies, but Best Offer had me at hello.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

Best movies ever:

Throne of Blood (1957)
Trainspotting (1996)
Underground (1995)
Secret Window 2004)
Clink of Ice (2010)
13 Assassins (2010)
If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)
The Boxer (1997)
Time to Leave (2005)
Big Sleep (1946)

Worst and most overrated movies ever:

Notebook (2004)
Big Lebowski (1998)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Indiana Jones (every part, really)
Resident Evil (entire awful series)
Star Wars ( so many irritating things about those movies)...

Gast

Star Wars is a masterpiece! Especially the original movies...
Trainspotting is great. Notebook is also very good...I don't understand why you did not like it.

Gast

For me the most overrated movies are: Pulp Fiction (1994) even if I am a Tarantino fan, I find this film totally overrated, Deadpool (2016), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Lord Of The Rings (2001), Once Upon A Time In America (1984), all Marvel movies and all Martin Scorsese movies.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

I've seen only one new Star Wars movie, and it's horrible. Seen all original movies, but they were so naive and irritating. Could be 'cause I'm a hard core Star Trek fan, but bottom line is - Star Wars sucks.
Friend made me watch Notebook on few occasions. I fell asleep twice and started a fight with the tv third time. Nothing interesting about it, really.

Oh, wow! I even own a "Bad Mothefucker" wallet from Pulp Fiction. Watched it so many times. I really like LOTR, especially 'cause of Samwise Gamgee and all the greenery, magic and food.

Seriously, all Marvel movies? Even Captain America?

Gast

Yes, I find them childish and ridiculous. Star Wars does not suck, if you don't like the franchise, that's another point. But you cannot say something sucks just because you do not like it. That's why I never say about a movie that it sucks. Because it's all about people's preference.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

I have a list of reasons why it sucks. It's not about general feeling. Plot has major issues, some scenes are redundant and some are pitiful. Certain characters are there just there as a filler 'cause story would end rather quickly without them...
No need to be hostile about it. Star Wars is epitome of overrated and cheap. And I took time to watch those movies and think about it, I didn't ignore the movies but form an opinion.

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 26.06.2017
Dizzy89 wrote:

I have a list of reasons why it sucks. It's not about general feeling. Plot has major issues, some scenes are redundant and some are pitiful. Certain characters are there just there as a filler 'cause story would end rather quickly without them...
No need to be hostile about it. Star Wars is epitome of overrated and cheap. And I took time to watch those movies and think about it, I didn't ignore the movies but form an opinion.

Sorry For intruding" But "Dizzy89" when you form an oppinion you must be specific and point it out as your own oppinion ... You see what you may not like , others can like , even though you stated some reasons , still some people may not see them fit and so it goes on and on ...... People tastes in general differs and we must learn to co op with people and respect their own , eve though ours differs , tryin to convince someone over a thing is not always the best bet ...It would've been suficient if you would've stated your oppinion like "in my personal point of view , /taste this is bad" , and maybe go on and tell why you think so (like you did in this last comment ) , rather than sayin it like a generalised oppinion which people may find it offensive

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 01.07.2018

To me, Starwars is for children under 14 years old (especially American ones)  Thumbs down . But I liked  (for example) :
- Soylent Green
- 2001 : A Space Odyssey
Otherwise :
- Arsenic and Old Lace
- Harold and Maude
- (all Hitchcocks)
- Hair
- Out of Africa
- Paris, Texas
- Arizona Dream
- Il était une fois la révolution (Duck, You Sucker!)
- Les Yeux noirs (Очи чёрные)
- La Noce (Свадьба)
As to typical French films (although Jacques Tati was half Russian) :
- Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, Mon Oncle
Probably many others, but those are coming to my mind right now. I'm afraid I'm a little old-fashioned.
 

Oh, I forgot the Marx Brothers, of course...
And Fantasia (Walt Disney).

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

I wasn't trying to convince anyone about anything. Topic /is/ personal opinions, likes and dislikes. Not making others believe it and start thinking the same. And I did say which parts have flaws, just didn't go into details. That would be bothersome.
And, no problem. You're not intruding, this is a public conversation. All opinions are welcome.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

I can only say one thing ~ You have a fantastic taste in movies!

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

Besides, she said "spoiler free". How can I explain it without talking about the actual contents of the movies?

Gast

Guys, don't fight. Ok, tastes differ. Every one of us has his/her own opinion. Wink smile I don't agree with Jadis and Dizzy89 but I respect their opinion though.

Gast

Yesterday, I watched "Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind". It was another masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki. I loved it!
One of the voice actors in english cast was Uma Thurman as Queen Kushana and she did an excellent job. I love her voice, l wish she will do more voice work in the future....

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 01.07.2018

We're not fighting. From Miyazaki, I saw "Castle in the Sky", I liked it but I felt terribly dizzy after it. Confused smile  

Editor .
Lid geworden op: 09.10.2018

I actually like the naïveté of the first Star Wars movies. They're just fairytales on a sci-fi backdrop. You can't expect fairytales to be terribly subtle, but the archetypal characters and themes can still be appealing. Good vs evil, coming of age, dysfunctional family issues. Nothing new under the sun, but that's still good simple entertainment in my book. Even the first episodes were not without their faults, but the plot was at least consistent and the character motivations as clear as in a Greek tragedy.
The later installments shot the fairytale dead and replaced it with ponderous rationales. Their incredibly boring narratives left nothing to the imagination of the viewer, which robbed the franchise of any appeal, as far as I'm concerned.
The Disney episodes clearly aim for the kids money and dispense even with minimal consistency. Absurd plots in which a bunch of clueless characters mill around amidst flashy special effects and pre-teen jokes. I suppose kids might get a big kick out of these stories where anything can be learned or acquired with little or no effort, no character acts smarter than a 10 years old and kids teach the grown-ups how to live.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

I didn't know we were fighting?
I'm sorry if any of you were under that impression. We can think differently and still continue talking.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

I gotta admit that I like your point, and agree with you to some extent. Guess it all falls down to personal taste in the end.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

Mmmm, oldie! Really good anime, and has a nice manga.

Moderator sapiens sapiens
Lid geworden op: 05.04.2012

Love:
- The Lion King
- Toy Story
- The Day After Tomorrow
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Movies that put mankind at the verge of damnation

Hated:
- Avatar (3h long movie that made no sense for me)
- The Fantastic Four (probably the only movies I left the movie-theater during the session).

Gast

I love The Lion King too. And all Disney movies of 20th century. Heart Heart

Editor .
Lid geworden op: 09.10.2018

Now for serious movies, I'd say off the top of my head:

Tampopo
Que la fête commence
Les visiteurs du soir (and many more "poetic realism" French movies from the late 30's)
Uranus (the French movie from the 90's)
The night of the hunter
The life of Brian
Birdy
All the Ealing studios movies ("The man in the white suit", "Kind hearts and coronets"...)
Lo scopone scientifico
Black Jack (and many more Ken Loach movies)
Brassed off
Der Himmel über Berlin
Trainspotting (and about every movie of Danny Boyle's)
Dangerous liaisons (the Stephen Frears version)
The thin red line

I'm very fond of B to Z movies too. Most are terribly bad, but some gems can be found there. A low budget sometimes spurs creativity.

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018

Off the topic, but I gotta ask...
Does any of you remember French comedy about cavemen solving a murder? I'm not sure how old movie is, I only know that lots of people in it were called Pierre.

Editor .
Lid geworden op: 09.10.2018

You mean this one ?

Member Majestic Hobbit Translator
Lid geworden op: 16.10.2018
ingirumimusnocte wrote:

You mean this one ?

Aaaah! Yes! That one! Wanted to re-watch it for so long, but the title...
I'd never guess the title O ___ O

Thank you!

Editor
Lid geworden op: 06.10.2016

Well, my favorites are already written on my bio, but I love talking about movies, so... I'll just write my exceptions.

Favorites:

-Ex Machina (2014)
-Seven Pounds (2008)
-The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
-The Next Three Days (2010)
-The Prince of Egypt (1998)
-Looper (2012)
-Swiss Army Man (2016)
-The Danish Girl (2015)
-Taken (2008)
-Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
-Treasure Planet (2002)
-Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Pure crap:

-Every Disney live-action remake, PLEASE STOP
-Lucy (2014)
-San Andreas (2015)
-Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
-Suicide Squad (2016)
-Dark Water (2005)
-Into the Woods (2014)
-The Lobster (2015)
-Sausage Party (2016)

Soldier of Love
Lid geworden op: 12.03.2017

Funny how you guys keep on talking why this movie is loved or hated. I don't hate any movie - I just turn off the TV. Okay, just kidding. What I really hate is when they make a bad movie out of a good book. I guess everybody knows what I'm talking about. Didn't somebody listed "Gone with the Wind" as a hated one - I love the book, though I think it's a great movie, the book is still better. Anyway...

Movies I love:
Portrait of Jennie (1948) - never fails to make me cry
What Dreams May Come (1998) - made me read the book
Finding Nemo (2003) - always watching and finding something new
Ice Age (2002 - 2016) - I just love them all
Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts - only because of the books
Jurassic Park/World - I just love the dinosaurs
Flatliners (1990)
Alien
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Favourite TV-Shows:
The Simpsons
The Munsters
24
Game of Thrones - The books are much better, but like Harry Potter the screen adaption is still good. Waiting for november to get the new book.

Favourite directors:
Alfred Hitchcock
Steven Spielberg

Favourite actors:
Klaus Kinski
Marilyn Monroe
Errol Flynn
Heinz Rühmann
Bette Davis
Julia Roberts
Will Smith
John Cusack
Meryl Streep
Ingrid Bergman

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 01.07.2018
Flopsi wrote:

What I really hate is when the make a bad movie out of a good book.

This often happens, alas. And even if the movie is not bad, it might look somehow strange, for example when Americans try to adapt Russian literature (Doctor Zhivago, Taras Bulba...) Those movies, although not bad, seem to me terribly "kitsch".

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 16.12.2017

Gogol’ was ‘technically’ Ukrainian, though he wrote in Russian. And Ukrainians today hate Taras because he sold Ukraine to Russia... not to start another Russian-Ukrainian conflict (have enough of this being married to Ukrainian). Wink smile

Doctor Zhivago movie wasn’t bad, IMHO, but I cannot blame Americans - Pasternak’s language is unique, it’s the story that makes the novel to be recognized

Gast

My favorite directors: Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Sergio Leone, Hayao Miyazaki, Luc Besson, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, F. F. Coppola, Danny Boyle, David Fincher.

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 01.07.2018

Hmmm, they managed to shoot the Pyrénées and tell us it was Ural... who in the world could mix up Pyrénées and Ural ? Also they built a whole Moscow street out of nothing, and the demonstration happening there doesn't seem very realistic. And they used plastic instead of snow because it was too hot. And they even managed to make a mistake in the railway station sign : ЮРЯИТНЪ instead of ЮРЯТИНЪ...

Gast

Have anyone seen this movie? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3590858/

I wanna watch it but it doesn't exist in my country Sad smile

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 16.12.2017

LOL, they weren’t allowed to shoot in the Urals, there were too many top secret plants at that time.
Russian is tricky, transposing letters is common even for natives.

I like “Lost in Siberia” movie, but when the Soviet officer says:
“Ты у меня поедешь моржей дрочить, жопой клюкву давить.”
and the English subtitles translate it to:
“You are going to rot in Siberia”
it kinda makes me smile, though it is not funny

Senior Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2018

Movies I love:

- Lion King - A Disney masterpiece
- The Green Mille
- Mystic River
- 1612 About the Polish - Lithuanian war agains Russians. Whwe the Tsar Ivan (Ива́н Гро́зный​) dead there were a fake Dimitry (lost son of Ivan) who pretend to be the second son of the tsar and took the Russian throne before killing Boris Godunov and his family, the first one was killed by his father. turbulent time in Russia. Polish wanted that the second son of Zygmunt, Władysław became Tsar. Finally Mihail Romanov ascend to the throne.
- Stalker - It's a bit slow but Andrei is my favourite Russian director. For me it's the Kubrick Russian.
- Harry Potter
- Jurassic Park
- Star Wars

Russian Ark - a fabulous documentary about Russian history.

Favourite directors:
Clint Estwood
Steven Spielberg
Andréi Tarkovski
Stanley Kubrick

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2017

Hi, everybody!

I like these ones:
The Next Three Days (2010)
1+1 / Intouchables (2011)
Non-stop (2014)
Criminal (2016)

Some older movies:
The Prince of Tides (1991)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Insomnia (With Al Pacino) (1997)
Entrapment (1999)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
The Terminal (2004)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)

There are many chinese movies that I like. One of them is:
If You Are the One / Fei cheng wu rao (2008) - Charming, romantic and funy movie. I love it!

And this one almost made me cry:
Hai yang tian tang (2010)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1498858/

Right now I'm in love with Korean serials.

Gast

I like many movies but I am gonna write all day, if l have to write them all, lol.

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2017

Yeah, STALKER... I like it too! For the way Kajdanovski plays in it. I also like Andréi Tarkovski's Solaris, but yes, it's too long and SLOW...

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2017

So do I! Regular smile

Senior Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2018

I prefer Solaris. Also Korean series I like doctor stranger.

Gast

Who else loves Kill Bill among you, guys?

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2017

Dora, thanks for Doctor stranger, it's gonna be my next serial to watch. Till now I've watched: Good doctor (2013), Healer (2015), Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), Right now I'm watching Beautiful Mind (2016). I tryed to watch "I'm Not a Robot (2017 2018)" - really funny in the begining, I couldn't stop laughing, but after a few parts the gags got being repeated and it was tedious to wach. Usually I watch movies in it's original language with subtitles, but with korean serials it's not enough for me - I do not succeed to folow their facial expressions - they are so rich and it's funny to see them. First time I couldn't get acсustomed to the way how they cry - the tears are literally streaming on cheeks. So I'm afraid I'm on my way to study Korean Teeth smile

Super Member
Lid geworden op: 19.02.2017

Sorry to tell you, The Bride, I can't say Kill Bill really touched my heart. It's just different people like different movies. The world is big and there are lots of good movies, but a human heart is small and it can't take in everything. Hope, you're okey with it and you're not gonna kill me? Regular smile

Gast

Lol, I respect others opinions only if they speak personally...so in your case...you will live! Tongue smile

Novice
Lid geworden op: 20.10.2018

My favourite movie has long been "Apocalypse Now". One of the rare cases where the movie is better than the book - "Heart of Darkness" by Conrad Black. Vast changes were made, including moving the story in the book from Africa to Vietnam in the movie.

I really identified with Colonel Kurtz. I like his clarity of mind. He tells Captain Willard:

"Horror... Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and mortal terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared."

Towards the end, as Captain Willard completes his mission, the dying Kurtz utters his last words, one of the most famous quotes from the movie:

"The... Horror... the... Horror."

What few seem to realize is that he utters those words in a tone of love, seeing his dear friend Horror come to pay him one final visit.

Novice
Lid geworden op: 20.10.2018

Hallo The Bride, I got a friend request from you, but when I click "Accept" I get this message:

"Access denied

You are not authorized to access this page."

I tried twice, same result each time.

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