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Old October 28th, 2018 #1
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Smile Movies you couldn't stop watching

By "couldn't stop watching" I mean in every sense . .

Which keep your eyes glued and / or which you could watch all over again every time . .

For me : All the newer movies based on Tolkien . .

The Lord Of The Rings /Hobbit movies . .

I've already said on this board that I think Tolkien's world bears a great resemblance to our world ( https://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=551725 ) . .

But it's also the whole atmosphere . .

Sometimes I think I would prefer Tolkien's world to our world , actually . .

Everybody is loyal to their race , treachery is non-existent , and a lot of tradition . .


That song comes pretty close to Irish Folk if you ask me



So , the Tolkien movies , definitely . .

I have all of them on blue ray ( even extended version / director's cut ) and have watched them multiple times . .

I might add , a good way to forget about the world around you when things get a bit tough . . Takes you to a world where racial bondings exist . .

How 'bout you ?

Movies from which you do not want to miss a thing ?


 
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Old October 29th, 2018 #3
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Bwahahaha ! ! ! lol , yep , I've seen that one too.

Hilarious. . .

Guess what , as a kid I used to believe "zombies" were real.

Well , they (((may))) do exist but not what people generally have in mind.




. . i. e. those 'undead' creatures . . .

In Haiti ( the centre of Voodoo in the Western hemisphere ) a cult is practised which turns people into slaves without will . . .

Fine religion these groids follow . .


 
Old November 1st, 2018 #4
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thanks for an, as usual, interesting thread here

---> https://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=551835 But I respond in private since this admission is a bit shameful lol

One of my favourites is, believe it or not, 8 Mile featuring Eminem.

By no means do I mean to imply by that that I support the fact that now so many nigs live in Detroit, what I like about the movie is actually that it shows what life truly is like in the ghetto.

No nice-painting.
lol , yes that might be true . . . .


Before I would ever think I would set a foot on 8 Mile I think I'd prefer walking around it 500 miles . . .



 
Old December 15th, 2018 #5
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"Ghostbusters" . . Part 1 from back in the 80's



I still believe . . it's magic . .

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Old December 18th, 2018 #6
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Well , not meaning to 'praise' Germany per se ( or something like that ) with this , yet . . .




Now, Germans worldwide don't exactly have the "reputation of being quite humourous" , lol , but I suppose that wouldn't be visible by this movie , lol . .

It more of less is a persiflage on the world of Karl May (who happened to be German but wrote many 'Westerns' . . .) . .
The story is set like that of "Winnitou & Old Shatterhand" just that the Appache chief in this parody has a gay brother and other things have also been added . . . lolz . . .

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It was the only movie by "Bully" Herbig I liked though..

His later attempt at making a science-fiction parody based on Star Trek/-Wars I didn't like . . .

lol . .
This more or less tells where these other movies can go . . . .

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For me it has to be the 2004 version the Alamo

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nqTzJCFsZ5...he+Alamo+1.jpg

can watch it at any time in any place of the movie and just be glued it never was a super box office hit but it sure captivates me everytime I watch it.

 
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Plan 9 from Outer Space.

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No flashing lights, in Black and White, and more captivating than any award-winning garbage heap of today.

Gish and Mitchum are amazing.

Charles Laughton was so criticized for this film that he was shaken up enough to never make another. That's too bad.

Some interesting things: Laughton hated directing children, so Mitchum directed the boy and girl in the film. They were great.

It is based on a true story but the ending was changed.

A traveling preacher who was murdering widows. It was in the paper but the true ending was that a woman with a boy, a girl, and a baby were all killed.

In the film, John and Pearl and her doll full of money are not killed--that ending dreamy sequence with Gish is all fantasy, but with a purpose in story-telling.

That's what film can't do today that it did then: tell a story.

If you aren't painting a picture and telling a story, you don't have a film.


A couple more great ones similar are 'Our Town' and 'I Remember Mama' although they are very different films. The similarity is in capturing a time-period and telling a story without 'bling'.
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A great movie, but I found it hard to take and have only seen it once. You really feel angry and drained, they capture the essence of the situation and the evil of Nurse Ratchet so well.

Same with a movie called 'Casualties of War' with Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn--extremely well done but could only watch it once. Fox was really underrated IMO, he can be a really brilliant actor. Comedy or tragedy, he can do both.

(((Penn))) plays a disgusting evil shithead, which he does well. He also does 'retarded feeb' quite well. He is NO director though.

He ruined 'Into the Wild', a book I really liked. The movie sucked and the family of the boy thought so too.

He also directed a piece of crud called 'Tree of Life' which the critics raved about so I got it and it was so bad: an attempt at being artsy, one section of the film is simply a boy's rambling thoughts--about 30 minutes of 'thoughts' with 'scenes' but no dialogue, and then we literally go into outer space like we are back in the womb, with ambient womb sounds for a moment---that moment lasts about a half hour---then he brings us back into real-time, in Dallas, TX the evil-looking glass building monstrosity that it is....message being 'we carry our experiences with us and everything in the Universe is inter-connected' but to get to that message you have to wade through the most boring garbage ever.

Disguising garbage as art is something they've been doing for a long time--almost seems like an experiment to see what they can get people to consume and put up with.

That was the last film I let 'the critics' tell me was 'great'.
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Like you, I like the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. I have the extended editions that came with the statues, even. The a&e version of Jane Eyre. A Royal Affair (Danish). That's all
 
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"God Forgives I Dont" (1967)
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The Long Riders

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Old February 17th, 2019 #15
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Prince Valiant 1997 movie

. . thread about it here https://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=550466
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'Electra Glide in Blue'.

If you read Robert Blake's book 'Life of a Rascal' he describes how Guercio was useless and did not direct the film. The book is peppered with the kind of thinking and writing that you see throughout the film, so I believe him.

One funny story was that Steve McQueen called him up angry, having used Guercio for a new film they wanted to make because they'd seen Electra Glide and liked it----then McQueen was livid and confused because Guercio was useless. Blake told him to just make the film around Guercio, who to use and whatnot and they did.

If you look at his body of work regarding film it's quite believable since his body of work consists of only a few films, two involving Blake.

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