Jump to content
Sal's RuneScape Forum
Naota

Television & Movies Discussion Thread

Recommended Posts

I love Cronenberg but I thought eXistenZ was a bit poo. Crash is amazing though, as is Spider and naturally The Fly.

I really like Brad Anderson who did The Machinist. He did a movie called Session 9 which was an amazing atmospheric horror. He did a cool movie called Transsiberian which was cool. I watched Vanishing On 7th Street by him recently, wasn't too sure about it.

 

I suspect you might have a higher tolerance for horror films than I do. I actually can't stomach a lot of Cronenberg's work.

 

There are a number of Korean movies you'd really enjoy. Oldboy is the obvious one (and it's part of a trilogy; I don't know how good the other two are). I've heard that The Chaser is excellent, too, although I haven't seen it yet.

 

Someone name 10 amazing movies that are instant on Netflix.

 

If you like classic foreign movies I could list plenty: Jules et Jim, Wild Strawberries, Army of Shadows, The Bicycle Thief...

 

Also:

 

This Is Spinal Tap

Gosford Park

Oldboy

Charade

Harvey

Marathon Man

Wall Street

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A Very Long Engagement

Dog Day Afternoon

Being John Malkovich

Edited by Common Sense

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd recommend watching Sherlock as soon as the next seasons returns to BBC in the UK. Community looks like something I'd be interested in, although I can't watch the free episodes outside of USA and it's £62 ($100) on iTunes for both seasons :D

 

The Office isn't actually that popular in the UK like it is with America. Just like the Beatles, Hugh Laurie, Russel Brand etc...

Edited by Ambo100

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Without a Trace is a great crime show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Community's Facebook page has informed me that tomorrow's night will be Pulp Fiction themed. That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction! While I'm at it, I'll also be watching A Few Good Men, another well re-known movie that I have not yet seen. I have time to fit in at least one more movie this weekend and it's between 127 Hours or something else. Any recommendations?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I love Cronenberg but I thought eXistenZ was a bit poo. Crash is amazing though, as is Spider and naturally The Fly.

I really like Brad Anderson who did The Machinist. He did a movie called Session 9 which was an amazing atmospheric horror. He did a cool movie called Transsiberian which was cool. I watched Vanishing On 7th Street by him recently, wasn't too sure about it.

 

I suspect you might have a higher tolerance for horror films than I do. I actually can't stomach a lot of Cronenberg's work.

 

There are a number of Korean movies you'd really enjoy. Oldboy is the obvious one (and it's part of a trilogy; I don't know how good the other two are). I've heard that The Chaser is excellent, too, although I haven't seen it yet.

 

I'd highly recommend Spider then, it's entirely a psychological thriller and is free of Cronenberg's usual "body horror" business. It's really underrated and stars the always fantastic Ralph Fiennes.

 

From Park Chan Wook's trilogy I honestly can't decide if I like Oldboy or Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance more. They're both incredible movies. I can't say the same for Lady Vengeance, I definitely felt a little let down by that one. The Chaser is superb, very similar style to Oldboy and Mr. Vengeance which might explain why I enjoyed it so much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

You know what they call a quarter pounder in France?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

You know what they call a quarter pounder in France?

Royale with cheese.

Edited by Naota

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recommend 8 Mile to anyone. It's a great movie. To be honest, I was a little skeptical going into the movie because I'm not a huge fan of Eminem, but it turned out to be a lot better than I expected.

 

Edit: Last night I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It had a slow start, but it turned out to be an amazing movie, with a sad/happy ending.

Edited by WOLFBEN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last night's Community was okay. An average episode. I was expecting them to go a bit further with the Pulp Fiction thing. Though it may just have been me not understanding any subtle references as I haven't seen the movie. :D The highlights were definitely Jeff spilling his guts out to Abed, that was a great bit.

 

The end of season two is nearing and I think the writers need to kick in the overarching story arc that's going to bring the season to the close. At the moment the only thing I can think of is the Annie/Jeff thing finally coming to a resolution or Jeff meeting his dad. Oh and Shirley's child.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watched Brewster's Millions tonight. Really liked the acting of the lead character who for the life of me I can't forget. It was a pretty good comedy and I enjoyed it a lot.

 

Tomorrow, Pulp Fiction! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have any of you ever watched The Machinist? It's probably going to be the next movie that I watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

You know what they call a quarter pounder in France?

Royale with cheese.

A royale with cheese! You are a smart mother fudgeer!

 

I love love love that movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

You know what they call a quarter pounder in France?

Royale with cheese.

A royale with cheese! You are a smart mother fudgeer!

 

I love love love that movie.

Do you know WHY they call it a royale with cheese?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

You know what they call a quarter pounder in France?

Royale with cheese.

A royale with cheese! You are a smart mother fudgeer!

 

I love love love that movie.

Do you know WHY they call it a royale with cheese?

Because of the metric system?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished watching Marathon Man. So far 2/2 of the movies that I've watched that Common Sense recommended have been great. Yesterday I found out that One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed in Oregon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That means I need to go and watch Pulp Fiction!

You haven't seen it yet?

Oh man, you're going to love it.

It's how criminals can have completely normal conversations and their lives. I liked that one.

You know what they call a quarter pounder in France?

Royale with cheese.

A royale with cheese! You are a smart mother fudgeer!

 

I love love love that movie.

Do you know WHY they call it a royale with cheese?

Because of the metric system?

Check out the big brain on Kwinten!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 17 minutes into 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I'm having strong doubts that I'm going to finish it. So far it's pretty bad, I don't see what people find so great about this movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm 17 minutes into 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I'm having strong doubts that I'm going to finish it. So far it's pretty bad, I don't see what people find so great about this movie.

Post back what it's like.

 

After watching Moon (AMAZING EVERYONE HAS TO SEE IT) I'm really curious about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm 17 minutes into 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I'm having strong doubts that I'm going to finish it. So far it's pretty bad, I don't see what people find so great about this movie.

Post back what it's like.

 

After watching Moon (AMAZING EVERYONE HAS TO SEE IT) I'm really curious about it.

I'm sorry, I couldn't stand watching nothing but apes jump up and down for 20 minutes. I had to stop the movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Taking advantage of a sick day and am watching Pulp Fiction right now. :D

 

Also I will +1 redmonke's Moon recommendation. A beautiful movie and it's absolutely amazing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For anyone into surrealist/postmodern/arthouse cinema, I recommend Eraserhead.

It's my all-time favourite movie, by the amazing David Lynch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pulp Fiction wasn't nearly as good as it's talked up to be.

 

There were a lot of hilarious moments and a lot of really good moments. Like when Butch is driving and Marsellus walks right in front of him or like when Jules pulls the whole "DO YOU KNOW WHAT MARSELLUS WALLACE LOOKS LIKE?" thing. But as a whole movie I didn't really like it. It pulled off the whole "criminals living normal lives" thing really well but it wasn't really that enjoyable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines and Privacy Policy.