|Stop acting like Chuck Norris is cool. (61) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 10:10 a.m.|
|Chuck Norris is not homophobic because Chuck Norris is not afraid of anybody.|
|Stop acting like Chuck Norris is cool. (44) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 1:35 p.m.|
|I don't get the point of this topic. Ok, he's homophobic. That's regrettable, but so what? How does that affect your enjoyment of his movies? Or are we saying that actors have to meet our moral standards?|
|Bluray Recommendations? Just got a bluray player. (5) | Posted on July 3, 2012, 10:54 a.m.|
|The Top Crusader posted...|
Also, are older movies worth upgrading? I assume older stuff wasn't made with the HD quality of bluray in mind so wasn't sure if a bluray of some random old movie wouldn't be much different than DVD.
Definitely yes. HD doesn't mean the movies themselves are filmed with better clarity. It means when the movie is transferred to a Blu-ray, we get a higher resolution than when it is transferred to a DVD. All HD means is we are getting more of the movie, but even then the original film will always be better (copying something is never as good as the original). The original film Gone with the Wind has better picture quality ("resolution") than today's Blu-rays. It's just that Blu-rays currently give us the best transfer of the film on home media.
|You are in a bar and you see the actor ______ giving you the stink eye... (17) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 10:06 a.m.|
Because I'm afraid of ghosts.
|Space Jam - Did Micheal Jordan even have fun at all or not? (4) | Posted on July 1, 2012, 11:12 p.m.|
|2008's The Forbidden Kingdom had some nice fight scenes, but terrible everything (3) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 1:59 p.m.|
|It fell completely flat for me. It moves along from plot point A to B to C mechanically, and a lot of scenes, characters, and emotions are taken for granted. It felt way too familiar and safe for me to care.|
It wasn't horrible, mind you. Just very mediocre.
|What's the difference between director and producer? (3) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 4:41 p.m.|
|The director tells the actors what to do and the cameramen where to point. Producer pays for the whole ordeal.|
|Robocop v Terminator (14) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 1:19 p.m.|
First thing Robocop will do in the encounter is ask the enemy to drop his weapon... Terminator won't bother replying and shoot whatever gun he is using in the face of Robocop that would end the match before it started.
If only the T-800 could have done that to Sarah Conner. And not just the lower part of her face. Any vital organ would have sufficed.
|so I've seen lost in translation twice now (11) | Posted on June 25, 2012, 12:57 a.m.|
It felt like it was about a malaise only the daughter of the one of the world's most famous directors could fathom. If the context of staying in the world's biggest, brightest city, being provided for at every turn, pampered commercial shoots, having to leave a young girl fling for a wife is what constitutes dramatic conflict, then I can't relate either.
He's in a strained relationship with his wife and they have kids. It doesn't matter whether or not he's well off. That's a tough situation. In what way is that incredible? It sounds like you think anyone with money can never feel bad about anything. And to describe his relationship with the girl as a fling is simply inaccurate. A fling is a light relationship that doesn't last long and doesn't leave an impact when it's over. The two main characters of this movie connected in a special way and left a huge impact on both of them. She wasn't his girlfriend that he ditched after a week, which is how you make it sound.
And why does it matter who the director is? It's like you're judging the movie based on your perceived psychological profile you've imprinted on her.
|Does any of the dvds have real behind the scene about the actors????? (5) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 3:16 a.m.|
|Love the quote in your user info, TC.|
|So who's your favorite archer in movies right now? (5) | Posted on June 23, 2012, 1:07 p.m.|
|Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood. Love that movie.|
|So who's your favorite archer in movies right now? (2) | Posted on June 23, 2012, 2:07 a.m.|
|The Secret World of Arrietty or Ponyo... (2) | Posted on June 21, 2012, 3:47 p.m.|
|Subtitled. As for which, they are both quite good. I really can't decide which I like better. Arrietty maybe. Can't go wrong with either, though.|
|What did you watch this week?: 6/11 - 6/17 (21) | Posted on June 19, 2012, 2:06 a.m.|
|Haven't been watching a movie a day like I used to.|
On the Waterfront
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
|Rate and discuss: Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels (5) | Posted on June 19, 2012, 1:57 a.m.|
|I hate to say I was a little disappointed with this one. It didn't come close to affecting me in the way WKW's other movies do. Although Takeshi's character was great, the other main characters weren't nearly as engaging. But by no means is it a bad movie. It still has WKW's trademark style and Christopher Doyle's cinematography. It's just that it doesn't measure up to their other films.|
|What are some good Jackie Chan movies? (2) | Posted on June 15, 2012, 11:37 a.m.|
|Jackie Chan is from Hong Kong. -_-|
Project A 1 and 2
Wheels on Meals
Armor of God 1 and 2
Drunken Master 2
|What are your thoughts on Roger Ebert's movie reviews? (3) | Posted on June 15, 2012, 3:43 a.m.|
|Ebert knows his stuff and is a great writer. Most of the time I get where he's coming from, but there's every now and then when I just don't understand him. But overall there is a consistency in his reviews. You read enough of his reviews and you can even determine if you'll like a movie even if he's giving it a negative review, based on the reasons he's giving. I respect that consistency.|
|Rate: The Breakfast Club (14) | Posted on June 14, 2012, 9:09 p.m.|
|I like the part where Emilio shatters a window by screaming.|
|What's your fave Bruce Lee Film? (6) | Posted on June 14, 2012, 5:27 p.m.|
|^I agree about Incomplete Game of Death. There is simply no reason to suffer through the finished version.|
|What's your fave Bruce Lee Film? (4) | Posted on June 14, 2012, 5:02 p.m.|
|Way of the Dragon|
|What's your fave Jet Li movie? (28) | Posted on June 14, 2012, 4:57 p.m.|
Man, I just realized I've barely seen any of his good movies. Or I'm hoping they're good. For now I'd have to say Fearless but that's because the only other movie of his I've seen that I only halfheartedly like is Lethal Weapon 4. Besides that I've just seen The One, Unleashed, Expendables, and that third Mummy movie he was in.
I recommend his earlier HK/China movies. Romeo Must Die and it's ilk feel watered down in comparison. I'd say his most representative movies are...
Martial Arts of Shaolin
Once Upon a Time in China 1 and 2
Fong Sai Yuk 1 and 2
Fist of Legend
It's the film makers at the helm that make or break his movies. With this list you get Lau Kar Leung, Tsui Hark, Ching Siu Tung, Yuen Kwai, and Yuen Woo Ping. All of them great. And best of all, with this list you don't get Wong Jing.
|What's your fave Jet Li movie? (19) | Posted on June 13, 2012, 4:20 p.m.|
Behold, the first and only vote for "High Risk".
Wow. No offense at all. I just can't help saying wow at High Risk being someone's favorite Jet Li movie. At least you didn't say Last Hero in China.
|What's your fave Jet Li movie? (9) | Posted on June 13, 2012, 11:22 a.m.|
|Almost forgot. Underrated Jet Li movie that I highly recommend: Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words."|
|Let's assess the Frost Giant's morality... (spoils for Thor) (7) | Posted on June 13, 2012, 11:21 a.m.|
|lol Yeah, I'm actually only playing like one of those games right now. I just haven't bothered changing it. XD|
|Let's assess the Frost Giant's morality... (spoils for Thor) (5) | Posted on June 13, 2012, 11:14 a.m.|
|I can't remember if they referred to the artifact by name in the movie, but in the comics it's called The Casket of Ancient Winters, and to open it would plunge earth into another ice age. Well, I think they wanted the casket in the movie, but for whatever reason they left it's main function out, leaving what it actually does do kind of vague.|
|What's your fave Jet Li movie? (7) | Posted on June 13, 2012, 11:05 a.m.|
|Fong Sai Yuk|
|What movies in your opinion are the definitive science fiction movies? (20) | Posted on June 12, 2012, 11:08 a.m.|
Not a personal favorite, but it's often recommended and I noticed it hadn't been mentioned yet.
|What did you watch this week?: 6/4 - 6/10 (19) | Posted on June 12, 2012, 1:38 a.m.|
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Dial M for Murder
The Seven Year Itch
Lawrence of Arabia
|Rate This Movie: Ghost World (5) | Posted on June 7, 2012, 12:37 a.m.|
|Good movie based on a good comic.|
|Actors who don't like watching themselves? (2) | Posted on June 6, 2012, 3:03 p.m.|
|Johnny Depp, in an interview on Letterman, said he doesn't watch his own movies.|
|Marvel to release an "Avengers Assemble" Blu-ray box set (10) | Posted on June 1, 2012, 11 p.m.|
|Wouldn't Thor be the first Avenger?|
|I overwhelmingly do not like movies that start with "The." (18) | Posted on May 30, 2012, 11:14 a.m.|
|But...but...The Godfather. The Third Man. The Wizard of Oz. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Casablanca.|
Maybe not that last one, but still.
|Recommend me some recent full nudity unsimulated sex movies. (24) | Posted on May 28, 2012, 2:05 p.m.|
|get rowdy posted...|
Isn't sex also relatively essential the plot of porn most of the time?
A film doesn't need a plot, so whether or not the sex is essential to a plot is irrelevant. Again, it's about if the purpose of the film is art or not.
|What did you watch this week?: 5/21 - 5/27 (7) | Posted on May 28, 2012, 1:53 p.m.|
|Been doing good about watching a movie every day.|
Let the Right One In
The Social Network
The Secret World of Arrietty
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
|Best movie youve never seen? (33) | Posted on May 28, 2012, 12:22 p.m.|
|I watch a lot of old movies, so I feel I'm in pretty good shape on most well known classics. It's the more modern acclaimed movies I need to start hitting. There's still a lot of movies on the imdb 250 list I haven't seen, and most of them came out in the last twenty years. City of God. The Usual Suspects. American History X. American Beauty. To name a few.|
|Recommend me some recent full nudity unsimulated sex movies. (12) | Posted on May 28, 2012, 12:04 a.m.|
|I'd say the difference is art. Porn has the somewhat utilitarian purpose of...well, you know. But a film, whether it has unsimulated sex or not, doesn't need to have any such purpose. It's just art, and as such is a work of creativity and imagination that affects us emotionally and/or intellectually. Now, that's not to say that porn can't begin to move into the realm of art. There's definitely a gray area.|
|What was the last dvd you bought/got? (4) | Posted on May 21, 2012, 6:55 p.m.|
|Picked up "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Blu-ray today for myself and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" DVD for my dad.|
|Rate: Ip Man 2 (spoilers) (5) | Posted on May 14, 2012, 6:41 p.m.|
|The hyper patriotism in kung fu movies has been more than irritating throughout the 2000's, but this movie is just obnoxious. The anti-Eurpoean and especially Japanese sentiment lately in these movies isn't just offensive. If only that's all it was. The problem is that this is getting very old. It has become obligatory. Ok, I get it. Kung fu and China are the best. Everyone else are war hungry jerks that don't understand the peaceful, zen state that only you have achieved. Your oneness with nature is too much for our guns and tanks. And your nation has never, ever done anything wrong yourselves.|
While it could be argued this is too harsh a response to this one movie, I'd like to reiterate that my real point is the trend, of which this movie is merely one small part, that has taken a firm hold over kung fu movies more so now than ever before.
Putting aside everything else, when kung fu flicks are like this, they just aren't fun anymore.
|Movies most people have never heard of that you thought were good. (10) | Posted on May 14, 2012, 12:05 a.m.|
|"Dr. Wai in 'The Scripture with no Words'"|
One of the best Jet Li movies, but even Jet fans usually don't know about this one. It's wildly fun and inventive. Ching Siu Tung never disappoints me with his special effects, fight choreography and overall imagination.
|I've reached the point in my movie career, where I think I've seen it all. Recs? (4) | Posted on May 11, 2012, noon|
|Looks like you've seen every good movie. Time to switch hobbies. Do you like to read? It should take you about six months to read every good book ever written.|
|Favorite Film by This Director: Hayao Miyazaki (12) | Posted on May 11, 2012, 11:51 a.m.|
|My Neighbor Totoro|
|Recommend musicals with lots of dancing please. (10) | Posted on May 8, 2012, 10:09 p.m.|
|Awesome, thanks. About Gigi, should I watch My Fair Lady first? I was talking with the only person I know who knows anything about musicals, my mom, and she remembers Gigi as being like a carbon copy (to paraphrase) of My Fair Lady. Even if the two aren't technically connected, I wonder if it would be best to watch them in the order they were released.|
EDIT: Ah heck, I'll just watch them both in order anyway. I feel like I need to have seen both movies. Then I'll see for myself.
|Recommend musicals with lots of dancing please. (8) | Posted on May 8, 2012, 9:25 p.m.|
|Excellent. Thanks guys. Adding to the queue.|
|The Gods Must Be Crazy I and II. anyone remember these movies? SPOILERS (11) | Posted on May 7, 2012, 9:01 p.m.|
Nope, those articles don't amount to anything. Think for yourself instead of stealing other peoples opinions.
Is it stealing an opinion when someone explains their side of an argument to you and you agree with it? It's not like he plagiarized anything. He gave a direct link to the author whose argument he agrees with.
|Recommend musicals with lots of dancing please. (1) | Posted on May 7, 2012, 7:13 p.m.|
|I'm on a kick. I love Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but by all means recommend anything from any time/country. Some of the ones I've already seen...|
Singin' in the Rain (one of my favorite movies)
Daddy Long Legs
For newer movies, I haven't seen much. Grease obviously. Other than that, not much. One movie I really enjoyed was the 80's Fame.
Also, The Red Shoes and Tales of Hoffmann are two of my favorite movies, so really just any movie of any kind with lots of music and/or dancing.
I sure wish they made more movies like this today.
|What movies do you consider under appreciated? (9) | Posted on May 5, 2012, 7:41 p.m.|
|Ashes of Time|
It's one of WKW's best films, but I don't notice anyone ever mentioning it.
|Recomend me Japanese/Korean/Chinese movies (16) | Posted on May 5, 2012, 4:06 a.m.|
Umm, HK is part of China (Taiwan as well) so you might as well lump the those movies all together.
That's what I said in the post you quoted. To lump HK and Chinese movies together. And I already know HK is part of China.
|Does anyone remenber the movie The red Balloon spoliers (4) | Posted on May 4, 2012, 11:22 p.m.|
|The Criterion DVD of The Red Balloon is awesome because it's fairly inexpensive and comes with White Mane, another good short film.|
|Recomend me Japanese/Korean/Chinese movies (12) | Posted on May 3, 2012, 10:31 p.m.|
|Two reasons why I think HK films should be included. First, if someone asks for Chinese films, they might mean Chinese language films, not necessarily from mainland China. Secondly, HK and China work together on so many films that the distinction between the two has become blurred. At least, enough so that lumping them together is perhaps less confusing than separating them, then having a third category for all the co-produced films. The problem with your analogy is HK is geographically right next to China, which means they work together on films all the time.|
|Recomend me Japanese/Korean/Chinese movies (6) | Posted on May 3, 2012, 7:11 p.m.|
|Some favorites off the top of my head.|
My Neighbor Totoro
Peking Opera Blues
Drunken Master 2
In the Mood for Love
I'm afraid I haven't seen many (if any come to think of it) Korean movies.