MattBlackLamb

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Whether you're into the latest blockbusters or weird arthouse films, this is the place for you :) So, come one, come all, roll up, roll up, it's the opening night & you're all invited :)

Basically, you can talk about films here, if it's been put onto celluloid & then projected onto a cinema screen you can talk about it here. Any films are up for discussion, so grab your ticket to the hottest premiere in town.

For starters I'll tell you some of my favourite films :)

Blazing Saddles: A great film by a brilliantly funny man, cowboy humor at it's best.

Young Frankenstein: By the same director as Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks) this is just as good & should be watched by all :D

The Producers: Mel Brooks' first outing & this has to be one of his best films, set in New York in the 60's about a Broadway producer that wants to make the biggest flop ever.

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels A British comedy about four men who have one week to get £500,000. Comes highly recommended but not good for family viewing.

Snatch More London based Brit comedy, this time it's about boxing & diamonds. If you liked Lock Stock, chances are you'll like this.

The Original Pink Panther Films Peter Sellers is a fantastically funny man, ho shows it very well in these films with the ineptitude of the hero Inspector Cleuso, a fantastic watching for the family.

The Ealing Comedy Series The series consists of four films entitled: Kind Hearts & Coronets, The Man In The White Suit, The Lavendar Hill Mob & The Ladykillers. All featuring Alec Guinness, (most famous for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars), playing a variety of roles. IF you like slow paced black comedy's then this is certainly the series for you. The films are suitable for all but would be more suited to older people with more patience.

Right, that's enough from me, it's your turn now.

Have fun watching :)

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Watched Die Hard With A Vengence and Exorcist last night lol 2 movies in one night cant be bad....anyway

Die Hard With A Vengance(Spelling on last word) lol - Great Film like all die Hard's...great action....Bruce willis is a great actor lol he always in impossible situations that no one could get out of but you know its a friggin film so hes bound to...

Exorcist - Weird, but good...thats all i can say :/

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I will be posting random movie reviews in this thread.

I bought my daughter Ratatouille for Christmas.

I didn't have high hopes despite the fact that it is in the IMDB Top 250 movies list.

But, I found the movie funny and well done. 8/10 from me.

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India has churned out more movies than any other nation, USA included, with roughly 1,000 new ones every year. But 60% is either boring, stupid, old, unoriginal, or just plain plagiarism. But here are some of the 40% of good ones:

1. Pather Panchali, The best Indian film ever. Created in the '50s by Bengali director Satyajit Roy, the film that got honors from Cannes to the Oscars, it documents the life of the life of a young boy who goes from tragedy to hapiness in Benares. A MUST see.

2. Golmaal, the funniest Indian film ever. 'nuff said.

3.Haqeeqat (sp?). In the early sixtees, with the rupee declining, and having suffered a devestating war with China, the Indian public needed a way to cheer up. It is the classic Indian war movie, and also the first one too. Others have come, but mone have come as remotely successful.

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Probably the best films I've watched are Airplane 1 and 2, and then Ocean's Eleven. the Airplane films have been extremely funny, and I wish I could get them on DVD, seeing as VCR is virtually dead nowadays, along with many cult classics :cry:

And, as for Ocean's Eleven, it's pretty funny, the plot is good, and it's generally enjoyable to watch. definetely worth those 280 Microsoft Points :)

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Here is a short list of movies that I recommend:

Léon (1994)

Fight Club (1999)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Deep Cover (1992)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Se7en (1995)

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Tombstone (1993)

The Color of Money (1986)

Crank (2006)

To Sir, with Love (1967)

The Thing (1982)

The Matrix (1999)

Blade Runner (1982)

Rollerball (1975)

Westworld (1973)

Logan's Run (1976)

Soylent Green (1973)

Colossus: Forbin Project (1970)

Silent Running (1972)

They Live (1988)

THX-1138 (1971)

A Boy And His Dog (1975)

The Sting (1973)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

The Princess Bride (1987)

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Bad Santa (2003)

Raising Arizona (1987)

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

The School of Rock (2003)

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Ratatouille (2007)

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The Sting, now that's a film :D

@ Andrew D The Airplane films are available on DVD, I've seen them in bargain bins & the like so they ain't expensive either. The Oceans films, yeah, they're good, 11 is probably the best, 12 the worst & 13 inbetween all good, but 11 is by far the best.

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The Spool Awards:

This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help.

1) Captain N: (The UBB gamer) david.atwell (38%) Keep running those Hurt/Heal games!

2) The MVP: (The sports guru) pyrochild (100%) I guess we don't talk sports on this board. We had one vote... But, well played!

3) Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) Bugster (50%) Also a small vote.

4) Rolling Stone: (The music guru) MattBlackLamb (42%) Despite the fact that jake2k is in a band, MBL crushed him!

5) 101010: (The computer guru) Rick Brewster (38%) Let's see... the guy who wrote Paint.NET... wins! :D

Congrats to all!

Héhé :)

okay :

i got to the theatres 1 time in the week :)

later on i will add some movies like Bb did :)

anyway , i recently watched Enchanted and American Gangster

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Which is better AVPR or I am Legend?

I am going to see a movie and don't know which.

Well my parents are going to see that 2nite so i would suggest going see it too!

Probably the best films I've watched are Airplane 1 and 2, and then Ocean's Eleven. the Airplane films have been extremely funny, and I wish I could get them on DVD, seeing as VCR is virtually dead nowadays, along with many cult classics :cry:

And, as for Ocean's Eleven, it's pretty funny, the plot is good, and it's generally enjoyable to watch. definetely worth those 280 Microsoft Points :)

I see you have an xbox 360 then...good choice my friend :P

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Watched Die Hard With A Vengence ,

Die Hard With A Vengance(Spelling on last word) lol - Great Film like all die Hard's...great action....Bruce willis is a great actor lol he always in impossible situations that no one could get out of but you know its a friggin film so hes bound to...

you watched the scene at the last ?

he wants to kill that guy and for that he just shoot trough his shoulder :wink:

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Un i cant remeber that....ill try and think back and ill edit this post...but no i cant remeber that....(so far)

But did you see it when that guy got chopped in half by the wire that came flying at him??? lol

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And here is my short list (for the moment):

Mar adentro (The Sea inside) & The Others by Alejandro Amenabar

El labirinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) by Guillermo Del Toro

2001 A Space Odyssey , Dr. Strangelove and The Shining by Stanley Kubrick

The sixth sense by M. Night Shyamalan

Todo sobre mi madre (all about my mother) by Pedro Almodovar

What lies beneath by R. Zemeckis

Armarcord by italian director Federico Fellini

Frankstein Jr. by Mel Brooks

Fire by indian woman director Deepa Mehta

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And here is my short list (for the moment):

Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick

Yeah, that's a fantastic film, Peter Sellers is a genius :D

Frankstein Jr. by Mel Brooks

I think you mean Young Frankenstein & yeah, that's another great film :D

Stardust is a good film & the best part about it is that some of it was filmed in Norwich, about 20 miles from me :D

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MattBlackLamb :

Peter Sellers was a genius indeed, I never got bored watching his Pink Panther' series but Stanley Kubrick was a genius of a director!

My mistake: that was the italian title, this is an other movie that never stops making me laugh even if watched 100,000 times! An hurray for the great Mel Brooks!

Stardust? what is it about? Sci-fi?

I think in present panorama Spanish film-makers are leading both in drama , comedy & thriller (thinking of some Amenabar's movies and of course the evergreen Almodovar and many others whose names I do not recall right now :?:

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Nope not Sci-Fi, more of a Fantasy story, it's about a star that falls to earth, much more info & it'll give things away. ;)

Mel Brooks, I love him, brilliantly funny man :D

Yup, the Pink Panther series are one of my favourites :D

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I'm a big fan of Sci-Fi (as you can probably tell from the list I posted above). I like Star Trek, Star Wars, and everything in between. I thought that Star Trek the Next Generation was just about the best sci-fi TV show ever made. That is, until I found...

Firefly. This is soooo much better than anything I've ever seen in a TV series. Prematurely cancelled after 14 episodes (only like 10 were shown on TV--and out of order too). The humor is awesome, the story lines are good, the acting is supurb, the writing... perfect.

I hope the future will be like Star Trek TNG, but I have a feeling it will be more like Firefly.

I watched the whole series. Then, I watched the movie Serenity. This is a continuation of the TV series Firefly. Awesome.

I highly recommend both. But, do yourself a favor and watch the TV series first. It's not necessary, but if you do, you will have a deeper understanding of the characters and their motivations while watching the movie.

10/10 from me.

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Nah! "Stargate" FTW now that a Sci-Fi series, I just love it cause with what I know of science from my wannabe mechanical engineering degree the wormhole theory is just amazing and the rest is just so almost scientifically correct.

Oh and BoltBait "Fight Club" is the best movie on your list for me

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BoltBait: Check out these sci-fi series:

Stargate: SG-1 / Stargate: Atlantis (as mentioned by Miguel)

Babylon 5

These are triple A-mazing series with great writing, acting and plots. Babyon 5 in particular has simply amazing writing. It's almost like the producer sat down and wrote all five seasons at once, the way the script is unified. Seemingly minor things that happen in season one have a huge impact on, or foreshadow, the things that happen in seasons 4 & 5, etc.

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