What is the best movie/film you have seen lately?

Posted by: Kevin [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 12:03AM
For me, "Masked & Anonymous"
Posted by: pulse [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 12:35AM
Not sure about the best, but the most powerful movie I've seen lately is a French film called "Irreversible". If you want a *POWERFUL* film, which will run you through several different emotions yet will leave you feeling happy, you can't go past it (it IS a pretty horrific/disturbing film though).

(Stolen from: [www.imdb.com] )
If movies are suppose to effect the viewer then this movie is king of the hill. From the dis-orienting camera moves that open the film through the violence in the gay bar, the seemingly never ending rape and the films unraveling of the days events in a backwards march I have yet to meet anyone who has not been deeply effected by this movie - if they were brave enough or stupid enough to watch it. (I'm still trying to figure out a local Best Buy displaying a large number of DVD's as if it was the latest Adam Sandler movie)

It is not an easy movie to watch but as an examination of what people are capable and how violence can come from nowhere and from the unexpected its a masterpiece. The backward structure takes what is essentially a dull revenge story and turns it on its ear as we are forced to really examine how things get out of hand very quickly and what people will do when pushed to the limit.

If you want a challenge to your psyche and can brave simply some of the most vicious and nasty screen violence (yes its graphic but much is also implied) then see this movie - preferably with out distraction. But be warned, even if you think you know what this movie is about and what your limits in screen violence is, you still won't be prepared for what a mental hot foot this film is.
Posted by: Kevin [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 12:39AM
I will have to check it out. Sounds reminiscent of "Happiness."
Posted by: GAK67 [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 01:03AM
I have a 3 year old and a 5 month old in the house. I don't have time for movies, although I did get tot see about half of "A Sharks Tale". Didn't think much of it though.
Posted by: Kevin [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 01:05AM
I finally saw Requiem for Dream last week. I really liked that one as well.
Posted by: geezer [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 03:26AM
My favorite movie is an old one, Full Metal Jacket. R. Lee Ermey cracks me the hell up in that flick..;P
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 03:37AM
Napoleon Dynamite
Posted by: geezer [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 03:56AM
Napoleon Dynamite, "That's whatI'm talkin' about!" VERY FUNNY!!!!
Posted by: Kevin [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 04:24AM
I will have to say that one of my favorite funny movies has to be The Big Lebowski. Coen Brothers, such genius.
Posted by: TenderBranson [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 10:28AM
Battle Royale. Mad arsed Japenese film. Very funny, not sure it's supposed to be though.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 02:23PM
It's actually meant to have a "dark comedy" twist to it. Battle Royale is a very good film though, as is Requiem For A Dream and The Big Lebowski (all sit on my DVD shelf).

You also can't really go past Trainspotting, but that's not a film I've seen recently.
Posted by: Bob [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 03:22PM
Amores Perros last really good flim I saw. Really good performance by Gael García Bernal and first film I ever saw him in.
Posted by: Joe49 [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 04:05PM
I belong to a movie club/I watch on average of 2 movies a day/most are poor to average/movies have gone down in overall quality in the last 5 years/I have a distant cousin who is a movie producer(mick Garris)he produces films for stephen king & John Carpender and the like.but to answer your queston the best one lately in my opinion was TROY.any movie less than 88 minutes is usually junk.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 08:48PM
Million Dollar Baby, this flick kicks ass! Will win alot of oscars.
Posted by: Kevin [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 28, 2005 11:36PM
Troy, are you serious?

I thought the action sequences were good, but the supporting actors stole the show in my opinion.

I was very disappointed at Brad Pitt's performance in this film. He seemed a bit too "wooden" to me. They might as well have gotten Arnold Schwarzenegger to play Achilles.

For my money, nothing beats Spartacus for classic Greek/Roman film, or Mediterranean if you will.
if you will.
Posted by: Mint [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 29, 2005 12:42AM
Ladder 49.. shoulda been movie of the year
Posted by: Stiffler [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 29, 2005 12:51AM
Any old Clint Eastwood flick. The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favourite.
Posted by: zekesentry [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 29, 2005 02:02AM
On Golden Blonde, great flick.
Posted by: Joe49 [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 29, 2005 03:10PM
the outlaw josey wales was great but I was commenting on mostly films of the last 5 years because beyond that most people tend to forget/one point to ponder is most great actors of times gone bye did vol for the service to serve their countries/nowadays they protest their countries/go figure/so much for the hollywood hero.
Posted by: Joe49 [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 29, 2005 03:19PM
zekesentry you omitted pumping miss Daisy/a throw off on drving miss daisy for those of you who are not into porn.
Posted by: Stiffler [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 30, 2005 12:14AM
How 'bout Poltergash.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 30, 2005 03:56AM
geezer, thats a great movie, but i'll have to go with braveheart
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 31, 2005 05:19AM
Napoleon Dynamite
Posted by: TenderBranson [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 31, 2005 10:26AM
Memento. Fantastic movie.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 31, 2005 02:35PM
national treasure, blade trinity, oceans twelve, the incredibles and sharktale were fun, but Collateral and Der Untergang rocked completely
Posted by: jordan [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 31, 2005 03:17PM
Napeoleon Dynamite, great numchuck skills in this movie.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 31, 2005 06:55PM
well I liked forrest hump.
Posted by: Reggie [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: January 31, 2005 10:13PM
The Sopornos was good
Posted by: DrOKs [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: February 03, 2005 01:30PM
Troy was so fuckin dissapointing.No damned relationship with the myth.No damned relationship with the actual facts either.Just a typical Hollywood film and a VERY BAD copy of L.O.T.R. movies.I liked Bad Santa..Thorton(whatevah his name is spelled) rocks admit it.
Posted by: Joe49 [x] - (69.4.122.---)
Date: February 13, 2005 03:37PM
the notebook without a doubt the best movie.I saw it on the 10th of feb.I seldom buy movies but I just might buy this one.If you do not shed a tear at the end something is wrong with you.
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