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La Vie en Rose was outstandingly superb. I was left in awe at the end.

Certainly could say the same of Tonton's Sex Tape.
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Certainly could say the same of Tonton's Sex Tape.



Those asian chicks will do anything!
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Those asian chicks will do anything!

I notice you didn't mention the outstanding performance by Guybrush Threepwood's mom.
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Top movies (I won't say "films" because I wouldn't call many of these "films.")

1. Star Trek II
2. Office Space
3. Star Wars
4. The Matrix
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Top Gun
7. Superman II
8. The Hunt for Red October
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Star Trek: First Contact


Not saying they are the best from a critical standpoint, of course.

Forget about critics... If you liked 'em, you liked 'em.

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I love your list! And Amadeus? Wow, it simply blows my mind with the way it depicts Mozart, an spoiled child in a grown man's body instead of a larger-than-life genius. And thank god, Amadeus was not a traditional villain which would be horrible. As I see it, Amadeus deserves every one of it eight Oscars. Yeah, it's definitely on the top of my list.
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post #46 of 155
Fucking macgeek200x.

You actually started a normal thread and got genuine responses that weren't negatively directed at you.

But obviously that wasn't good enough.

You just HAD to go and pat yourself on the back once more...
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Fucking macgeek200x.

You actually started a normal thread and got genuine responses that weren't negatively directed at you.

But obviously that wasn't good enough.

You just HAD to go and pat yourself on the back once more...

I'm not catherine sea. IP check please?
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Fucking macgeek200x.

You actually started a normal thread and got genuine responses that weren't negatively directed at you.

But obviously that wasn't good enough.

You just HAD to go and pat yourself on the back once more...

WTF?

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WTF?

That guy thought that I had registered another user just to congratulate myself on the successful thread. He'll either be deleting or editing his post soon. And in case he doesn't do this himself, i'll do it for him:

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I'd have to be an idiot if this movie wasn't on my list. I have a copy and usually watch it 4-5 times a year. Especially at parties, just because there are so many memorable scenes.



True Romance: 15 Years Later
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I'd have to be an idiot if this movie wasn't on my list. I have a copy and usually watch it 4-5 times a year. Especially at parties, just because there are so many memorable scenes.



True Romance: 15 Years Later

Y'know, this movie on second viewing (recently) was so jarringly violent I couldn't stand it.

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post #52 of 155
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Y'know, this movie on second viewing (recently) was so jarringly violent I couldn't stand it.

I saw it in the theater when it came out. The scene with Gandolfini and Arquette was cut down because it would have gotten an NC-17 rating. I recall when the director's cut came out that they put it back in. I didn't expect the realism Scott got on screen and it was (is) upsetting. There are a lot of humorous elements that balance out the chaos though. But this is a love story above all else. One that has been told through the ages. It's just a coked-up '90's version of it. In film it has been also a repeated premise...

Rebel Without a Cause - James Dean, Natalie Wood
Bonnie and Clyde - Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
Badlands - Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry - Peter Fonda, Susan George
Wild at Heart - Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern
True Romance - Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette
Natural Born Killers - Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis

Another thing, I always wondered where Hans Zimmer came up with that one composition ("You're So Cool") used in the movie, there was also a similar song in the 1973 film Badlands. Almost the same story (based on a true one no less) and it seems that Tarantino swiped a lot of the ideas for True Romance from the movie Badlands.
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Another thing, I always wondered where Hans Zimmer came up with that one composition ("You're So Cool") used in the movie, there was also a similar song in the 1973 film Badlands. Almost the same story (based on a true one no less) and it seems that Tarantino swiped a lot of the ideas for True Romance from the movie Badlands.

Quentin is a shameless 'swiper'. I think the Avary/Tarantino scriptwriting genius was a one shot that resulted in "Pulp Fiction" and we'll likely never see that depth of script from him again. He'd take all the credit anyway.

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I love your list! And Amadeus? Wow, it simply blows my mind with the way it depicts Mozart, an spoiled child in a grown man's body instead of a larger-than-life genius. And thank god, Amadeus was not a traditional villain which would be horrible. As I see it, Amadeus deserves every one of it eight Oscars. Yeah, it's definitely on the top of my list.

This was definitely written by macgeek/ hellgate. What fun.
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That guy thought that I had registered another user just to congratulate myself on the successful thread. He'll either be deleting or editing his post soon. And in case he doesn't do this himself, i'll do it for him:


um, no... read the comments *you* posted as catherine sea again... they don't claim this thread is successful, they claim to like amadeus (enough to jerk off any other fellow liker of that bore fest)...
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post #56 of 155
What's even more ridiculous is that he's genuinely surprised when he's figured out every time. The pattern isn't that hard to follow.

First he emerges.
Then he denies.
Then he confesses.
Then he apologizes.
Then he's "enlightened."
Finally, he leaves.

Rinse and repeat.
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What's even more ridiculous is that he's genuinely surprised when he's figured out every time. The pattern isn't that hard to follow.

First he emerges.
Then he denies.
Then he confesses.
Then he apologizes.
Then he's "enlightened."
Finally, he leaves.

Rinse and repeat.

Whadd'ya bet the recorded IP address for catherine sea is a proxy server?
post #58 of 155
He's not that fuckin' sly. He's probably just on vacation at a relative's or something...
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post #59 of 155
catherine sea is one name used by someone spamming through forum drivebys to increase the pagerank of the site in the sig. As surprising as it is considering macgeek is notorious for silly posts and using countless aliases, this time it's almost certainly not macgeek.

Also, catherine sea/dynamsoft/loser SEO consultant dynamsoft paid to increase their page rank: SEO is already a trashy field, but congrats on making it just that much trashier.
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And sometimes I wonder why I always get dismissed from jury duty...
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post #61 of 155
PUBLIC APOLOGY TO HELLGATE

Sorry. Sorry sorry sorry. Mea culpa.

Amadeus is a good film, but have you seen it in the theatre ever? The original is really good.
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Apology accepted.

I've never seen Amadeus in the theater, but I am familiar with both versions. I like the director's cut better. A lot of times a director's cut will include a bunch of pointless scenes that just waste time and clog up the flim (hence why they were cut out), but in the case of Amadeus, every re-inserted scene adds depth and dimension to the film. They were only cut out in the first place because the producer/s was concerned that three hours was too long. There are almost no unnecessary scenes in the director's cut, not to mention that that version has restored picture and sound, and is on a dual-layer disc so that you don't have to flip it over half way through the film, and at a very crucial/masterful cut too. \

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Whadd'ya bet the recorded IP address for catherine sea is a proxy server?

Proxy servers don't let you log into an appleinsider account. They don't accept cookies.

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I love your list! And Amadeus? Wow, it simply blows my mind with the way it depicts Mozart, an spoiled child in a grown man's body instead of a larger-than-life genius. And thank god, Amadeus was not a traditional villain which would be horrible. As I see it, Amadeus deserves every one of it eight Oscars. Yeah, it's definitely on the top of my list.

I'd also like to point out that you all could've figured out that this isn't me, by the fact that she said "an spoiled child." I know how to write.
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Proxy servers don't let you log into an appleinsider account. They don't accept cookies.

Not true.
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I'd also like to point out that you all could've figured out that this isn't me, by the fact that she said "an spoiled child." I know how to write.

That post was exactly your style in every way, which is why people reacted the way they did.
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Not true.

That post was exactly your style in every way, which is why people reacted the way they did.

Fair enough.
post #65 of 155
Blade Runner
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Southland Tales (Yes I love this movie)
True Romance
GoodFellas
The Professional
5th Element
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Quentin is a shameless 'swiper'. I think the Avary/Tarantino scriptwriting genius was a one shot that resulted in "Pulp Fiction" and we'll likely never see that depth of script from him again. He'd take all the credit anyway.

Good point, but you have to remember Quentin used to work at a video store before coming a writer and has repeatedly said that all his ideas come from a mixture of the films he loved. I think Quentin is a very talented writer and director, Just watch True Romance, the scene between Walken and Hopper is fantastic.

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post #67 of 155
I forgot Donnie Darko

Donnie: First of all, Papa Smurf didn't create Smurfette. Gargamel did. She was sent in as Gargamel's evil spy with the intention of destroying the Smurf village, but the overwhelming goodness of the Smurf way of life transformed her. And as for the whole gang-bang scenario, it just couldn't happen. Smurfs are asexual. They don't even have reproductive organs under those little white pants. That's what's so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. What's the point of living if you don't have a dick?
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Blade Runner
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Southland Tales (Yes I love this movie)
True Romance
GoodFellas
The Professional
5th Element

The soprano in 5th Element certainly makes an impression on me.
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That guy thought that I had registered another user just to congratulate myself on the successful thread. He'll either be deleting or editing his post soon. And in case he doesn't do this himself, i'll do it for him:


Apparently I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and it never occurred to me it would cause such an uproar and inconvenience for thehellgate911. Sorry.
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Apparently I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and it never occurred to me it would cause such an uproar and inconvenience for thehellgate911. Sorry.

No need to apologize. You wrote something in this thread, and a few other people started an uproar. Hassan i Sabbah has apologized on their behalf. We're good.
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No need to apologize. You wrote something in this thread, and a few other people started an uproar. Hassan i Sabbah has apologized on their behalf. We're good.

Sorry but I've been gone for a while. Is Hassan i Sabbah still around? I thought he would be driven out by now.
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Sorry but I've been gone for a while. Is Hassan i Sabbah still around? I thought he would be driven out by now.

Hi Relic.

How are you doing? Glad to see you posting.
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post #73 of 155
Recently saw The Savages.

Watching The Conversation as we speak. John Cazale is the man. Nice Harrison Ford bit part, too.

Just finished it. WHAT A MOVIE!
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So bad they're good:

1) The Core
2) Deep Blue Sea
3) Reign of Fire
4) The Chronicles of Riddick
5) Mindhunters
6) National Teasures
7) Sahara
8) Virus
9) Timesline
10) Day After Tomorrow

Movies I Dig A Lot:

1) Stranger than Fiction
2) A Very Long Engagement
3) Searching for Bobby Fischer
4) The Constant Gardener
5) Syriana
6) Fargo
7)Elizabethtown
8) Hero
9) The Paper Chase
9) The Untouchables
10) State and Main
11) The Usual Suspects
12) Starship Troopers

I won't bother with a pretentious list of clasics. Just imagine that I've listed off Citizen Kane, 12 Angry Men, Casablanca, African Queen, Gone with the Wind, Now, Voyager, Adam's Rib, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, To Sir with Love, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gandhi.
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post #75 of 155
don't forget snakes on planes...what an all time classic
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don't forget snakes on planes...what an all time classic

I actually think that it was a failure on a lot of levels, primarily that there was no anaconda on that plane. But I wanted to see a LOT more references to other snake movies, and it just didn't do it.
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So bad they're good:

1) The Core
2) Deep Blue Sea
3) Reign of Fire
4) The Chronicles of Riddick
5) Mindhunters
6) National Teasures
7) Sahara
8) Virus
9) Timesline
10) Day After Tomorrow

Movies I Dig A Lot:

1) Stranger than Fiction
2) A Very Long Engagement
3) Searching for Bobby Fischer
4) The Constant Gardener
5) Syriana
6) Fargo
7)Elizabethtown
8) Hero
9) The Paper Chase
9) The Untouchables
10) State and Main
11) The Usual Suspects
12) Starship Troopers

I won't bother with a pretentious list of clasics. Just imagine that I've listed off Citizen Kane, 12 Angry Men, Casablanca, African Queen, Gone with the Wind, Now, Voyager, Adam's Rib, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, To Sir with Love, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gandhi.

Frankly, a lot of the 'classics' leave me cold. I like that you have "Riddick" on the so-bad-they're-good list and "Starship Troopers" on the "good" list. I like them both as good "bad" movies.

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don't forget snakes on planes...what an all time classic

I'll assume you were being sarcastic. I think they really dropped the ball on this movie. It could have been a hundred times more extreme and ended up a modern cult classic.

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post #79 of 155
Has anyone seen MATCHSTICK MEN?

Holy crap. I was pleasantly surprised at how good that movie was. Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars.
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Frankly, a lot of the 'classics' leave me cold. I like that you have "Riddick" on the so-bad-they're-good list and "Starship Troopers" on the "good" list. I like them both as good "bad" movies.

I'm actually fairly convinced that ver hooven tricked his actors in Troopers into thinking that they were making an action flick and not a critique of propaganda.
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