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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #120 on: September 13, 2023, 07:44:04 PM »
Boogie Nights is #1 for me

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I'm trying to limit this list to one movie per director(s), so either Raising Arizona or Fargo...probably Fargo though, I love that movie

Feel kinda lame admitting this cause Tim Burton has fallen off so hard since then, but Beetlejuice is definitely in my top 5. Love the two Batman movies he did too.

Definitely some Terrence Malick movie....probably Thin Red Line but Badlands & Days of Heaven are amazing too

Dead Ringers by Cronenberg is a big favorite of mine too

99% of directors fall off.   Nothing wrong with loving some Tim Burton stuff.  Malick def has been on a quantity over quality run in the 21st C.    Beetlejuice 2 is a thing that is happening though just to warn you

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #121 on: September 13, 2023, 08:19:03 PM »
The Matrix and The Thing are definitely in my top 5, but I can't figure out the other three.

I'm struggling with a fourth and fifth at the moment, but I gotta add Dredd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkSLFeAjnrk

Dredd's been my absolute favorite comic character and universe since the mid 80's... I remember being so angry at the Stallone one that came out in '95. The new one was fuckin perfect, whether you're a fan of the books or not. Sucks that there won't be a sequel, but it's rewatchable as hell.

I also really, really love the movie "John Dies at the End," but I'm not sure if it's in my top 5. It's close if it's not though.


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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #122 on: September 13, 2023, 08:37:54 PM »
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The Matrix and The Thing are definitely in my top 5, but I can't figure out the other three.
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I'm struggling with a fourth and fifth at the moment, but I gotta add Dredd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkSLFeAjnrk

Dredd's been my absolute favorite comic character and universe since the mid 80's... I remember being so angry at the Stallone one that came out in '95. The new one was fuckin perfect, whether you're a fan of the books or not. Sucks that there won't be a sequel, but it's rewatchable as hell.

I also really, really love the movie "John Dies at the End," but I'm not sure if it's in my top 5. It's close if it's not though.

Just gave it a rewatch and def dig it.   Sequel is tough bc director was fired or severely creatively limited to the point it might have technically been Alex Garlandís first directorial job.   

I know thereís been efforts at getting a Mega City One show off the ground

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2023, 08:43:50 PM »
...yeah, I've been following 2000 AD on Twitter... if they can make something half as good, I'd be stoked!

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2023, 08:45:53 PM »
...yeah, I've been following 2000 AD on Twitter... if they can make something half as good, I'd be stoked!

Have you ever seen Dark City, the 90s film?  Feel like you might enjoy it

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #125 on: September 13, 2023, 09:22:51 PM »
I never saw "Dredd" but the premise seems very similar to "The Raid: Redemption", no?

Like, cops making their way up through a criminal run building?
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #126 on: September 13, 2023, 09:35:11 PM »
I never saw "Dredd" but the premise seems very similar to "The Raid: Redemption", no?

Like, cops making their way up through a criminal run building?

Yeah but wasnít that also Game of Death.?   In fairness, itís more that cops are locked in a building trying to get a witness out, and itís just a premise that can be worked on a shoestring budget.

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #127 on: September 13, 2023, 09:37:39 PM »
I never saw "Dredd" but the premise seems very similar to "The Raid: Redemption", no?

Like, cops making their way up through a criminal run building?
It is. It often gets called a rip-off but I think it turns out Dredd was written before the raid. Just one of those Dante's peak/volcano things where two similar movies just happen to get made at the same time.

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #128 on: September 13, 2023, 11:06:30 PM »
I see, they were released only within a year of each other. Got it. Thanks. I really enjoyed "The Raid: Redemption." Probably my favorite movie of 2011, saw it multiple times in theater. I don't think I've watched "Game of Death".
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #129 on: September 13, 2023, 11:14:38 PM »
I see, they were released only within a year of each other. Got it. I really enjoyed "The Raid: Redemption." Probably my favorite movie of 2011. I don't think I've watched "Game of Death".

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #130 on: September 13, 2023, 11:22:08 PM »
Sounds interesting, I really like "Enter the Dragon" so I'll keep an eye out for it, thanks.
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2023, 11:29:04 PM »
Sounds interesting, I really like "Enter the Dragon" so I'll keep an eye out for it, thanks.

He died halfway through filming, so they finished it with a double.   Itís where his iconic all yellow jump suit comes from

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #132 on: September 14, 2023, 11:46:25 AM »
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...yeah, I've been following 2000 AD on Twitter... if they can make something half as good, I'd be stoked!
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Have you ever seen Dark City, the 90s film?  Feel like you might enjoy it

Oh for sure, it's fantastic... arguably the Matrix aesthetic before the Matrix!

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #133 on: September 14, 2023, 11:55:31 AM »
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The Matrix and The Thing are definitely in my top 5, but I can't figure out the other three.
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I'm struggling with a fourth and fifth at the moment, but I gotta add Dredd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkSLFeAjnrk

Dredd's been my absolute favorite comic character and universe since the mid 80's... I remember being so angry at the Stallone one that came out in '95. The new one was fuckin perfect, whether you're a fan of the books or not. Sucks that there won't be a sequel, but it's rewatchable as hell.

I also really, really love the movie "John Dies at the End," but I'm not sure if it's in my top 5. It's close if it's not though.
I have watched John Dies at the End numerous times. It holds up.

Thanks for reminding me about Dredd. I would love an animated Dredd movie to come out.

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #134 on: September 14, 2023, 12:25:20 PM »
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...yeah, I've been following 2000 AD on Twitter... if they can make something half as good, I'd be stoked!
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Have you ever seen Dark City, the 90s film?  Feel like you might enjoy it
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Oh for sure, it's fantastic... arguably the Matrix aesthetic before the Matrix!

I was surprised how much the Matrix clothing aesthetic was influenced by Blade.   Makes sense in retrospect that they wanted Will Smith to be Neo bc of Snipes

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #135 on: September 14, 2023, 01:55:17 PM »
Clerks
Dr. Strangelove: And how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Sin City

I donít know what the last two should be. Any suggestions?
Christ airs, airwalks and darkslides

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #136 on: September 14, 2023, 02:02:44 PM »
Two Hands
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Pulp Fiction
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #137 on: September 14, 2023, 03:26:25 PM »
Clerks
Dr. Strangelove: And how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Sin City

I donít know what the last two should be. Any suggestions?

Itís hard to recommend something to someone who like Kevin Smith, Kubrick, and Robert Rodriguez.   Thatís a Venn Diagram thatís kinda just 3 circles, but Iíd imagine Quentin Tarantino fills in between RR and KS bc Kevin Smith was kinda doing the low ambition Tarantino thing for a bit

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #138 on: September 14, 2023, 04:55:46 PM »
Clerks
Dr. Strangelove: And how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Sin City

I donít know what the last two should be. Any suggestions?
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #139 on: September 14, 2023, 05:26:26 PM »
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Clerks
Dr. Strangelove: And how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Sin City

I donít know what the last two should be. Any suggestions?
[close]
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction

Good read, but maybe they might skew more Reservoir Dogs than PF

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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
« Reply #140 on: September 14, 2023, 06:36:26 PM »
The threat is good.

I agree that platoon is whatever that guy's name is that I forgotten. He was great in that. Also adiego for strings is my absolute favorite song ever written.