April 14, 2014 at 11:21 am #1345
I am a big movie fan and I regularly go to the cinema to check out the latest releases. I’ll watch most movies (apart from rom-coms!!!). Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption are two of my favourite movies. What’s yours?April 14, 2014 at 11:25 am #1346April 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm #1349ClaireParticipant@clairemgoss
I have three favourite movies – Toy Story 1, 2 & 3
Toy Story 1 due to the groundbreaking technology
Toy Story 2 is one of the funniest movies i’ve ever seen. I will never forget the reaction of the cinema audience when Emperor Zurg announced to Buzz ‘I am your father’ – the whole cinema audience bent forward in their seats with laughter
And Toy Story 3 mainly due to the last 10 mins when all the characters thought that this was the end and the emotion that the movie makers managed to convey in that one scene. Took my breath away…April 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm #1350
Great call. I loved those Toy Story movies. It’s hard to believe the first one was nearly 20 years ago! If yHou like animation then i’d strongly recommend UP if you haven’t seen it. It’s hilarious 🙂April 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm #1351ClaireParticipant@clairemgoss
20 years ago?! Sweet jesus… 😐April 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm #1352RoelParticipant@roel-dormits
My all time favorite movie is one flew over the cuckoo’s nest (1975)
Fantastic acting by a great cast (Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Danny deVito,).
Based on the novel by Ken Kesey.April 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm #1353
Got to be the original Star Wars trilogy (especially The Empire Strikes back).
Let’s forget about me being a fan for a second because by merit there are a lot of more moving and worthy films. That being said, for imagination, transporting the audience to a fantasy world and use of 1970s technology to create a film that didn’t seem to age for nearly 30 years until the CGI (entire green screen shooting) prequels were released; I think it is amazing how much could be done with what was available at the time.
I could go on for hours but won’t so as a final nod I’d like to tip my hat to old style film making (Spartacus, Cleopatra and the like) as it must have been such hard work.
If you wanted to make it look like you had a thousand people on screen, you had to find a thousand people and put them on screen.April 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm #1354marzioParticipant@marzio
here mine: the Blues Brothers, Frankstein Jr. , the old trilogy of StarWars, all movies of Sergio Leone, all movies about Dirty Henry!
but since I’m a happy daddy I do not longer go to the cinema. I’m waiting a couple of years more to start again and build a strong background of animations. 🙂April 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm #1355April 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm #1356
Lots of great films mentioned Daragh so at least we can make a list of things to investigate.
Jaws (a year after I was born) – Even growing up, my sister would keep her feet up on the sofa at night when we were kids because of that movie (inside a house, 25 miles inland from the nearest stretch of water).April 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm #1357
I spent a summer on Nantucket island near Cape Cod which is one of the locations used for the Jaws films. I was afraid to get in the water!April 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm #1358
Claire I love Toy Story aswell! Didn’t see the third one though!
I love The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and of course I always love a good comedy/chick flick film too 🙂April 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm #1362NeilParticipant@neil
“If you wanted to make it look like you had a thousand people on screen, you had to find a thousand people and put them on screen.”
I totally agree Seth! Reminds me of the below behind-the-scenes photo from Spartacus, as featured in this TIME Magazine article:
Kubrick placed “numbered signs among the ‘corpses’,” LIFE reported, “so that he could holler, ‘You there, next to number 163, move over or look dead or something.’ Otherwise, he would have hollered ‘you there’ and nine guys would have hollered back ‘Who, me?’ When he was ready to shoot they took the numbers away and shot.April 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm #1363NeilParticipant@neil
My favourite movies vary on a week-by-week basis, but I’d have to narrow it down to:
Heat: Michael Mann’s classic 3hr thriller about crime, trust and obsession. Famed at the time for having the first on-screen face-off for Pacino and De Niro. Also features some big-name stars before they were famous (Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner and Hank Azaria all have minor roles).
Clerks: From the epic to the outrageous. Kevin Smith’s directorial debut, and the first appearance of the now-infamous Jay and Silent Bob. Shot entirely on a black & white handheld camera, after closing time in the convenience store where Smith worked; it’s crude, hilarious, and very 90s.
Primer: Great indie film about a group of young engineers who work out how to manipulate time. Hard to find a trailer which does it justice; the beauty is in the dialogue (there’s often several simultaneous conversations overlapping, which gives you a feeling that you’re eavesdropping on a room of people) and the science is head-scratchingly complex – you’ll be wanting to draw a timeline diagram at the end. It’s on Netflix / Lovefilm Instant, I suggest you watch it pronto.April 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm #1364NathalieParticipant@funtestic
My favourite movie list..(although I’m an addict for movies , so my list goes on and on and on and on…
Star Wars , IV, V and VI
Cube (minimal decor, max impact!!)
The game (the twist!!)
Spit on your grave 2
Event horizon (although last time I saw it I found out that it became a bit predictable)
The Ten Commandments (awesome effects for back then!)
Hostel (1 and 2)
The human centipede (it still disgusts me, which for this sort of movie is a good thing)
The others (also the twist)
Nell (but also the book is good)
Harry Potters (I feel no shame 🙂 )
Lord of the Rings (go with the mass 🙂 )
And so on and so on 😀April 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm #1365HuibParticipant@huibschoots
Almost all Quentin Tarantino movies
Lord of the rings
American History X
…April 15, 2014 at 8:15 am #1366
Huib that is a great list. It is pretty much what I would have selected and I too love Quentin Tarantino movies. I’d add his Inglorious Bastards to that list.April 15, 2014 at 8:19 am #1367April 15, 2014 at 9:18 am #1368
Have you guys been in my house?
Great to see so many movies I love in these lists.
Neil – great picture reference (I didn’t know that but makes perfect sense) & Heat – Epic battle through city streets.
Huib – I may cause a riot here but would like to add From Dusk till Dawn QTs Screenplay (First half). I wish they had completed the movie as the crazed outlaw movie it started out to be. Don’t get me wrong the second part was just as insane and entertaining but I had questioned if I’d passed out and woke up part way through another movie.
Nathalie – Another great list (The Game – Twist x20), Logan’s Run (Gave me nightmares for years as a child, I had a plastic lampshade that looked just like the huge crystal in the Carousel ceremony hanging from my bedroom ceiling.
Daragh – Jaws will do that to you. If you know the films from that era there was always some species waiting to take you out (giant croc/snake/piranha, swarms of bees or cockroaches that would burst into flames)
Emma – Chick flicks? Hmm 😀 not a fan but do have 50 First Dates if that counts? >>Warning I have a perpetual Non-Disclosure Agreement that prohibits sharing of that fact.<<
Marzio – Blues Brothers (classic and what a soundtrack). Around 60 customised patrol cars were destroyed during the film.
Roel – Nicholson at his best, the movie is like an emotional punch in the gut.
Claire – As a fully grown adult I went out & bought a Mr Potato Head (for me). I also own a Darth Tater & Spud Trooper.
Just for kicks I’m going to add
Alien Quadrilogy (turned a little popcorn by Resurrection)
Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
Wreck-It RalphApril 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm #1369
I’m going to narrow it down and pick my top 3’s:
Dumb & Dumber
The Shawshank Redemption
Saving Private Ryan
Life of Brian
(Ok I need to stop. This list could go on and on…. 🙂 )April 20, 2014 at 10:56 am #1435DanParticipant@danashby
“The Jerk” with Steve Martin is possibly the funniest film I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it asap!
Another top movie of mine is “Glory” – a story about the first black regiment in that American civil war.
“Saving Private Ryan” is another fav film of mine. As is “The Cube”.April 22, 2014 at 10:18 am #1438
Dan I haven’t seen Jerk, must watch that!
I watched Despicable Me 2 while babysitting my little cousins at the weekend, it’s very funny! I highly recommend it for anyone with kids – or anyone who enjoyed Shrek 🙂April 24, 2014 at 8:39 am #1471
Came across this yesterday and I think you developers out there will get a kick out of it….
It’s not a real movie (obviously) but would you watch it if it was? I would 🙂April 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm #1512RoelParticipant@roel-dormits
Good Will Hunting is another favourite of me. Also because of the music by Elliott Smith.May 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm #1902stefanParticipant@ipstefan
Just took out the 10stars of my top rated lists from imdb. Here it is, in no particular order.
The Usual Suspects
Leon, the Professional
The Big Bang Theory
Boardwalk EmpireMay 30, 2014 at 10:31 am #1905EmmaParticipant@emma
God why hasn’t anyone said Terminator & Terminator 2…even back then they were way ahead of themselves!! 🙂
T2 – Always my top spot
Predator – Because lets face it, Predator is Awesome!
Lord of the Rings – Elves, Dwarves, Fantasy what more could you want
Harry Potter – Nothing like magic to keep you inspired!
The Goonies – This a def must, searching for treasure and pirates!
Jurassic Park – Because no matter what I am doing when I see that on TV I gotta watch it! 🙂
But there are so many more out there! LOLAugust 29, 2014 at 11:19 am #3766
Sin City two has just arrived in cinemas here in Ireland and I’m really excited to see it. Have any of you seen the first one? it’s brilliant!
Here is the epic trailer for the new movieMay 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm #8154
Did anyone else see the trailer for the new Steve Jobs movie?
What do you think? Will you go and see it?
Did you see the first movie?May 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm #8168May 19, 2015 at 4:14 pm #8169
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