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Marcova
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:15 AM
Does anybody here know what types of movies, if any Masha likes? If not, what do you guess she would like?

Personally, I'd like to give her a copy of Casper, and also Cool Runnings, because they are light and not to be taken too seriously, unlike her own personality, especially on the court. If you have seen these two, would you also recommend them, or would you offer something else?

Josh B.
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:51 PM
Does anybody here know what types of movies, if any Masha likes? If not, what do you guess she would like?

Personally, I'd like to give her a copy of Casper, and also Cool Runnings, because they are light and not to be taken too seriously, unlike her own personality, especially on the court. If you have seen these two, would you also recommend them, or would you offer something else?


I have read that her favourite film is Perfect Storm :)

I would definatly recommend COOL RUNNINGS. It is my most favourite Disney film of all time


Sanca You dead??

lakan kildap
Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:00 AM
I have read that her favourite film is Perfect Storm :)


what happened to "Pearl Harbor"?

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:02 AM
If Masha likes Pearl Harbour, I must seriously question her taste in movies.

lakan kildap
Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:16 AM
don't expect her to be a serious film enthusiast. I mean, she's a product of the MTV generation. Don't expect her to be watching Sergei Eisenstein or Francois Truffaut or Jean Renoir movies. If she does, I consider it a happy bonus.

But in a much, much earlier post (I think it was in the get to know thread), I said that compared to "Pearl Harbor", "Tora, Tora, Tora" was a better movie. Anything that has Ben Affleck in it has to suck. I mean, Ben Affleck almost managed to torpedo "School Ties" with his Chesty Williams (?) character, even though his involvement was very brief. The guy simply can't act if his life depended on it.

But "Pearl" has Kate Beckinsale, so it's a wash.

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:23 AM
It had Kate Beckinsale, yes, but it was still tripe. To be honest, despite the visual appeal, she is hardly the greatest actress around.

If, by some mistake, I'd bought the DVD and watched that film, chances are I'd have destroyed the disk and/or used it as a frisbee afterwards.

If she likes explosions, she should watch Star Wars. If she likes historical detail, she should watch Saving Private Ryan. If she likes romance, she should watch Love Actually or a similar chick flick. Anything but Pearl Harbour.

lakan kildap
Jan 3rd, 2005, 02:14 AM
I made the mistake of acquiring "Pearl". It was the gift set, with a old-looking box, some old-looking maps and a National Geographic DVD as a bonus. It was an expensive mistake. And what makes it even worse is that I've seen the movie in cinemas before it was released on DVD, so that makes me twice a dumbass. But just to remind myself of how utterly foolish I can be most of the time, I've kept it. It's also handy for when you need to entertain visiting relatives.

And in the one-in-a-billion chance I'd meet and befriend Maria (and manage to get her to step inside my viewing room to watch movies, LOL), I am going to have to rely on that expensive mistake in order to make a good first impression.

And yes, I have all the titles you mentioned, plus Band of Brothers. And some Sergei Eisenstein titles, too (Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible parts 1 and 2, Battleship Potemkin). I would like to know if Maria can watch a Russian movie without resorting to subtitles.

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 02:36 AM
I made the mistake of acquiring "Pearl". It was the gift set, with a old-looking box, some old-looking maps and a National Geographic DVD as a bonus. It was an expensive mistake. And what makes it even worse is that I've seen the movie in cinemas before it was released on DVD, so that makes me twice a dumbass. But just to remind myself of how utterly foolish I can be most of the time, I've kept it. It's also handy for when you need to entertain visiting relatives.

And in the one-in-a-billion chance I'd meet and befriend Maria (and manage to get her to step inside my viewing room to watch movies, LOL), I am going to have to rely on that expensive mistake in order to make a good first impression.

And yes, I have all the titles you mentioned, plus Band of Brothers. And some Sergei Eisenstein titles, too (Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible parts 1 and 2, Battleship Potemkin). I would like to know if Maria can watch a Russian movie without resorting to subtitles.


Oh dear. You must have been sleepwalking or something similar to have acquired that film!

I heard the gift set contains 3 disks. If I was constructing the DVD and considering content to include on the disks, I'd have made it like this:

Disk 1: The Movie. With optional audio commentaries from the directors and cast, pleading for forgiveness for making the thing in the first place.

Disk 2: The Defence. The creators of the film try to defend the film, and grovel over where it all went wrong. With gratuitious footage of Kate Beckinsale in skimpy clothing as a means of saying sorry.

Disk 3: The Promise. A promise by the filmmakers and cast never to make a film as bad as Pearl Harbour ever again. With the omission of Ben Affleck, who went on to make the equally awful Daredevil and Gigli.

Incidentally, I'm sure Maria would be able to comfortably follow a Russian movie without subtitles. Many have commented that Maria's Russian is good. Though in the case of Nastya Myskina, "Maria's Russian is spoken with a vulgar accent".

lakan kildap
Jan 3rd, 2005, 03:42 AM
Eddy.,

I'm not exactly the best evaluator of movie quality, but I try to do my best. In the case of "Pearl", it was just the "home theater fan" in me wanting a disc with lots of flash and bang so I can give the amps and speakers some needed exercise. But I try to balance that with good movies. I've relied on critics most of the time, although I know now that not all critics are created equal. I have "Titus" (starring Anthony Hopkins) and although I'm sure there's some real merit to it, I sure haven't found it yet. I've managed to avoid "The Avengers" and "Gigli", and I will probably skip "Surviving Christmas" as well. My reliance on experts also means I have a lot of high brow (i.e. Criterion) discs which I watched only once and then left to gather dust because they don't have a lot of repeat viewing appeal to me, although the Mifune-Kurosawa samurai titles are always good viewing (I would like Maria to watch "Yojimbo" even just once, and then see her get that swagger. "Hey umpire, prepare two stretchers, no, make that three. My opponents are about to report some injuries after I beat them.). On the other hand, I never get tired of "Braveheart", the original "Matrix" and "The Cutting Edge" even though the mere suggestion that these are good movies would probably make you get the hives.

I don't exactly like Nastya, but I'm guessing her use of the word "vulgar" is how Sir Winston or JRR would have meant it, which is to say "relating to the common people", "crude and unrefined". (I'm saying this because nowadays, people equate vulgar with "gross" alone.)

Also, the Russian in Sergei Eisenstein's time (essentially the same time as Stalin's) might be unfamiliar even to someone polished and sophisticated like Nastya. But then, what do I know about Russian? I use subtitles myself.

BTW, the shot of horsemen in the "Battle on the Ice" scene in "Alexander Nevsky" has been copied by just about anyone from Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) to Peter Jackson (LOTR: The Return of the King).

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 03:55 AM
Eddy.,

I'm not exactly the best evaluator of movie quality, but I try to do my best. In the case of "Pearl", it was just the "home theater fan" in me wanting a disc with lots of flash and bang so I can give the amps and speakers some needed exercise. But I try to balance that with good movies. I've relied on critics most of the time, although I know now that not all critics are created equal. I have "Titus" (starring Anthony Hopkins) and although I'm sure there's some real merit to it, I sure haven't found it yet. I've managed to avoid "The Avengers" and "Gigli", and I will probably skip "Surviving Christmas" as well. My reliance on experts also means I have a lot of high brow (i.e. Criterion) discs which I watched only once and then left to gather dust because they don't have a lot of repeat viewing appeal to me, although the Mifune-Kurosawa samurai titles are always good viewing (I would like Maria to watch "Yojimbo" even just once, and then see her get that swagger. "Hey umpire, prepare two stretchers, no, make that three. My opponents are about to report some injuries after I beat them.). On the other hand, I never get tired of "Braveheart", the original "Matrix" and "The Cutting Edge" even though the mere suggestion that these are good movies would probably make you get the hives.

I don't exactly like Nastya, but I'm guessing her use of the word "vulgar" is how Sir Winston or JRR would have meant it, which is to say "relating to the common people", "crude and unrefined". (I'm saying this because nowadays, people equate vulgar with "gross" alone.)

Also, the Russian in Sergei Eisenstein's time (essentially the same time as Stalin's) might be unfamiliar even to someone polished and sophisticated like Nastya. But then, what do I know about Russian? I use subtitles myself.

BTW, the shot of horsemen in the "Battle on the Ice" scene in "Alexander Nevsky" has been copied by just about anyone from Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) to Peter Jackson (LOTR: The Return of the King).


Haha, I was only kidding. I have some horrible movies in my own movie collection which I had better not reveal here. And true, Pearl Harbour would certainly give your home theatre a good workout. Although, to be fair, there are plenty of movies which would do an equally good job, with the difference being they are actually watchable, in comparison to Pearl Harbour. ;)

Out of the DVD's I own, any of the Star Wars's films sound terrific in a home theatre environment. The sound emanating from the Millenium Falcon as it roars through space is almost enough to burst the windows in my bedroom. Absolutely first class.

I have a love for Japanese anime. Akira, Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell.....I've watched many of them. All thought provoking, and all full of interesting ideas.

The DVD boxset I'm currently waiting on is the Ultimate 10 Disc Matrix Collectors Edition. I own all the films on DVD, but I would be interested to view the mountains of bonus material that are included over the 10 Disc's. The original Matrix film also has a new DVD transfer, with the colours enhanced to look "greener" and more in line with the sequels. Not quite George Lucas level of tinkering though, thankfully.

lakan kildap
Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:43 AM
Even if you weren't kidding, I meant all that :) I will maintain, however, that my choice to get "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", and nearly every movie that has the young Jennifer Connely in it was justified :D

I agree about the George Lucas tinkering part. Someone has to tell George that while those were his "creations", although he did not necessarily direct all of them, that does not give him absolute power to steal our memories. I watched "Return of the Jedi" a few weeks back, and I was surprised, and dismayed that in the end, when Luke sees images of Yoda, Obi Wan and the redeemed Anakin, the old actor who portrayed the unmasked Anakin in the 1983 movie has been digitally replaced by a long haired (as in the yet to be released Episode 3) Hayden Christiansen. I mean, come on!

What makes it worse is that the director of "Jedi", to whom the movie properly belongs as a "work of artistic expression", is dead.

On the other hand, Eddy., this thread has just turned into a discussion of OUR taste in movies and videos, not Maria's. And where is Marcova while all this is going on? :)

Princess Sarah.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 05:47 AM
Star wars is great!
The new ones however are shithouse, especially with Hayden Christiansens acting or should i say lack thereof.

I could see why Maria would like Pearl Harbour because Ben Afleck is hot (thats the only reason i watched it)....but Josh Hartnet is fugly as.

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 10:56 AM
Even if you weren't kidding, I meant all that :) I will maintain, however, that my choice to get "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", and nearly every movie that has the young Jennifer Connely in it was justified :D

I agree about the George Lucas tinkering part. Someone has to tell George that while those were his "creations", although he did not necessarily direct all of them, that does not give him absolute power to steal our memories. I watched "Return of the Jedi" a few weeks back, and I was surprised, and dismayed that in the end, when Luke sees images of Yoda, Obi Wan and the redeemed Anakin, the old actor who portrayed the unmasked Anakin in the 1983 movie has been digitally replaced by a long haired (as in the yet to be released Episode 3) Hayden Christiansen. I mean, come on!

What makes it worse is that the director of "Jedi", to whom the movie properly belongs as a "work of artistic expression", is dead.

On the other hand, Eddy., this thread has just turned into a discussion of OUR taste in movies and videos, not Maria's. And where is Marcova while all this is going on? :)

All Lucas would have to do to appease everybody would be to release the original, untinkered films on DVD. But to be honest, I doubt the original prints even exist anymore.

As for the Hayden change...the change in principle does not bother me, but it was quite sloppily done. They didn't film his entire body, and instead superimposed his head on Sebastian Shaw's body. The result is it looks unnatural, and Hayden's creepy grin does not help either.

As for Marquand directing Return of the Jedi..thats true, but I heard he didn't get on well with most of the cast, and in the end Lucas stepped in to direct parts of it. But maybe its wrong to edit Marquands film, especially as Marquand is no longer alive to get a say in it.

Sarah, I don't agree with you about Hayden. He's a very good actor (I have seen him in other films), but, like most actors, he needs a decent script. To be honest, the script in Attack of the Clones was rather poor, and I felt he did well, given what he was given to work with. And I have heard that he is very, very good in the new Star Wars film, so I'll look forward to it.

faust
Jan 3rd, 2005, 12:29 PM
i obviously dont know what movie she likes...
but all the movies youve mentioned were all great...
pearl harbor, perfect storm, starwars...ive seen those except for starwars... :angel:
so what do yo think is the best choice,
pearl harbor or perfect storm? :lol:

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 12:53 PM
Perfect Storm was a decent film. If Maria likes that film, then good on her.

Incidentally, I heard a long time ago that Pearl Harbour was her favourite film. Josh seemed to confirm my worst fears.

Josh B.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 08:29 PM
Perfect Storm was a decent film. If Maria likes that film, then good on her.

Incidentally, I heard a long time ago that Pearl Harbour was her favourite film. Josh seemed to confirm my worst fears.

Eddy.

I said Perfect Storm mate! :p

I wasnt sure tho, wwether it is Perfect Storm or Pearl Harbour.
But im sure it is Perfect Storm!

Edward.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 08:32 PM
Oh shit, sorry, that was my fucking brain going to sleep. I meant to write Lakan, not Josh.

Sorry. :wavey:

Josh B.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 09:07 PM
Oh shit, sorry, that was my fucking brain going to sleep. I meant to write Lakan, not Josh.

Sorry. :wavey:


Hehe. No problem

Andy Mac
Jan 4th, 2005, 12:45 AM
eya i heard it was pearl harbour too.........and ive read that in a few places soo

lakan kildap
Jan 4th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Eddy.

Lucas apparently got Marquand because his film school teacher Irvin Kershner was a little out of control with costs. Lucas could rein Marquand in.

(BTW, Kershner also directed the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's "Robocop". He did well with "Empire" which is considered the best film of the series, although I'm not so sure with the Robocop sequel. But he's directed sequels to two landmark sci-fi movies, if that means anything to you.)

Lucas' point apparently was to show Anakin redeemed back at the time where he was a Jedi last, which was when he was young, before Obi Wan pushed him to the vat of boiling whatever. Agreed. I get it George. But my gripe is "what was wrong with the original shot?" Whether it was old Anakin/Sebastian Shaw (thanks for the name, BTW) or young Anakin, we all get it, Anakin was redeemed.

What really bothers me about the Star Wars prequels is that the advance in film-making technology has inevitably made the prequels more modern and slick than the original trilogy. The special effects, obviously, are smoother, and that cannot be avoided.

But the seeming backward march of technology cannot be easily explained. The aircraft in Ep 1 and 2 look like tricked/Photoshopped SR-71's, very smooth and clean and streamlined, while those in the originals were full of flat planes and sharp angles. While Lucas can justify this by saying "the rise of the Empire also meant a downfall in everything, including the dying of the arts ...blah, blah" you just don't forget certain things, like sexy curved designs, no matter what evil regime is in place.

Also, most of the sets in the prequels are dominated by "cleanliness", making them look more like Star Trek sets. One of the greatest virtues of the original Star Wars is its "lived in" look, dirty, banged up ships, bursting chips, smoke and sparks everywhere as equipment fail. (And yes, Obi Wan Kenobi dressed not in shiny silk but in drab homespun cotton.) This gave it a touch of realism and allowed Earth-bound audiences to connect with it. I don't see that in the prequels anymore, not even in Ep 1, which took place mostly in sandy Tatooine.

Andy Mac
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:15 PM
man..give credit to lakan.........i mean....every post is wikked long and meaningfull......not that it read them czu ther soo damn long and usally not towards me...altho wen we started talking about motogp i read what he said (what about rossi winnin on the yam this year eh lakan?) but man...i bet every single one of his 325 posts are all huge ass and smart sounding!

Edward.
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:23 PM
None of my posts are long.

All my posts in this thread have been one word answers.

Josh B.
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:26 PM
You are right Andy, I admire the efforts Lakan puts into his posts!

WELL DONE LAKAN!

Edward.
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Eddy.

Lucas apparently got Marquand because his film school teacher Irvin Kershner was a little out of control with costs. Lucas could rein Marquand in.

(BTW, Kershner also directed the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's "Robocop". He did well with "Empire" which is considered the best film of the series, although I'm not so sure with the Robocop sequel. But he's directed sequels to two landmark sci-fi movies, if that means anything to you.)

Lucas' point apparently was to show Anakin redeemed back at the time where he was a Jedi last, which was when he was young, before Obi Wan pushed him to the vat of boiling whatever. Agreed. I get it George. But my gripe is "what was wrong with the original shot?" Whether it was old Anakin/Sebastian Shaw (thanks for the name, BTW) or young Anakin, we all get it, Anakin was redeemed.

What really bothers me about the Star Wars prequels is that the advance in film-making technology has inevitably made the prequels more modern and slick than the original trilogy. The special effects, obviously, are smoother, and that cannot be avoided.

But the seeming backward march of technology cannot be easily explained. The aircraft in Ep 1 and 2 look like tricked/Photoshopped SR-71's, very smooth and clean and streamlined, while those in the originals were full of flat planes and sharp angles. While Lucas can justify this by saying "the rise of the Empire also meant a downfall in everything, including the dying of the arts ...blah, blah" you just don't forget certain things, like sexy curved designs, no matter what evil regime is in place.

Also, most of the sets in the prequels are dominated by "cleanliness", making them look more like Star Trek sets. One of the greatest virtues of the original Star Wars is its "lived in" look, dirty, banged up ships, bursting chips, smoke and sparks everywhere as equipment fail. (And yes, Obi Wan Kenobi dressed not in shiny silk but in drab homespun cotton.) This gave it a touch of realism and allowed Earth-bound audiences to connect with it. I don't see that in the prequels anymore, not even in Ep 1, which took place mostly in sandy Tatooine.

I believe one of the main reasons George took the oppurtunity to add Hayden was that it created continuity with the prequels. After watching Episodes 1 and 2, Hayden will be the recognised face as Anakin. Therefore, he will be familar to people when they watch Return of the Jedi.

Although Sebastian Shaw's protrayal in the Ghosts scene was fine, I know for a fact many people did not recognise him as Anakin. I know quite a few people were thinking "Who's the Old Geezer?" By placing Hayden in the scene, the viewer will instantly know it is Anakin who is being shown. Hayden's grin is creepy though, compared to Shaw's warm smile at Obi Wan. I believe Hayden's strange look was to show an awkwardness between him and his former master who are reunited for the first tome since their duel in Episode 3.

You have a point about the "cleanliness" about the prequels. The shots are noticably cleaner and shinier, but this comes with the new technology that is available. My giving it a clean look, it is more visually appealing to viewers. I guess you could explain the cleanliness down to the fact the prequels take place during the glory days of the Republic. When the Empire comes into power, visual appeal goes out of the window in terms of functionable looks. But, in general the look of the films do not bother me.

Incidentally, nothing in Episode 3 will come as a suprise to me, because I fell to temptation and looked up spoilers covering almost all the storyline. But it looks superb, and I cannot wait for May, when I can finally view the final chapter of the Star Wars saga.

Andy Mac
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:36 PM
ohh damn! eddys doing it now!

lakan kildap
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:43 AM
You are right Andy, I admire the efforts Lakan puts into his posts!

WELL DONE LAKAN!

OK, I get it. :lol:

If this were a TV talk show, you'd have the impression that I love the sound of my own voice (I understand this is not exactly complimentary).

Which I do. I talk too much.

lakan kildap
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:09 AM
You have a point about the "cleanliness" about the prequels. The shots are noticably cleaner and shinier, but this comes with the new technology that is available. My giving it a clean look, it is more visually appealing to viewers. I guess you could explain the cleanliness down to the fact the prequels take place during the glory days of the Republic. When the Empire comes into power, visual appeal goes out of the window in terms of functionable looks. But, in general the look of the films do not bother me.

And I realize I've made sweeping statements. I now remember that even in the original trilogy, the interiors of Star Destroyers, the Death Star and even the Cloud City are clean. It was only in "Rebel" scenes where most of the stuff are banged up and scruffed.

waratahsrock
Jan 5th, 2005, 07:53 AM
Go to the Watsons Water Champions Challenge website, it has an interview with maria, some of the movies she states that she loves are: 'somethings gotta give' and 'mona lisa smile'

faust
Jan 5th, 2005, 12:27 PM
OK, I get it. :lol:

If this were a TV talk show, you'd have the impression that I love the sound of my own voice (I understand this is not exactly complimentary).

Which I do. I talk too much.[/QUOTE]

thats good that you talk much...
cause of ur posts i get to know more bout things goin' round... ;)

Andy Mac
Jan 6th, 2005, 01:01 AM
yea man..tahts y i brought i tup....u tlk alot of sense...and htats wikked..your a true wikked poster! none can be said for myself sadly

Marcova
Jan 6th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Go to the Watsons Water Champions Challenge website, it has an interview with maria, some of the movies she states that she loves are: 'somethings gotta give' and 'mona lisa smile'

That's good information. Did she mention the Matrix or Crouching Tiger? Nevermind I'll check out the interview myself.

Personally I found the Star Wars films much too juvenile for my taste. It wasn't the story so much as the way they told you what to think, however I think children still enjoy them. There are some great cartoon films out now. Shrek, fish story or whatever etc.

Andy Mac
Jan 6th, 2005, 11:17 PM
ahaha shrek aint REALLY for little kids...thers alot of grown up humour in it!

faust
Jan 7th, 2005, 11:45 AM
i havnt watched starwars but i think from other posters view...its not that good...dont it?

i think kids only liked them because of the effects and some other fight scenes which kids love to imitate...

finding nemo's fun...i dunno i just find it funny...

Edward.
Jan 7th, 2005, 02:04 PM
i havnt watched starwars but i think from other posters view...its not that good...dont it?

i think kids only liked them because of the effects and some other fight scenes which kids love to imitate...

finding nemo's fun...i dunno i just find it funny...

No.

Star Wars is amazing. Don't listen to others. Their opinions don't mean shit.

Without Star Wars, we wouldn't have Lord of the Rings and other such films with special effects. Star Wars bought special effects to the mainstream.

Without Star Wars, the film industry would be a very different place today. And for good reason. The films are brilliant.

Maria is a cool girl. I'm sure she has seen all the Star Wars film at least once.

Josh B.
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:20 PM
Star Wars is very good, but some of it i dont like.

Szymanowski
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:40 PM
i watched about 15 mins of one of the star wars films once, and i'm sorry, but it just didn't keep me interested at all. I really didn't get the plot, and I don't think I am all that dumb; just nothing really seemed to be happening!

I didn't like a perfect storm, it was based on a true story and there is one wild scene with a shark, which is completely unlike the footage of the true event. I realise you can't stick copletely to true life, but I hate effects such as the big wave that simply would not have happened. I reckon people will be less inclined to see it since the earthquake, it seems kindov disrespectful I think.

I didn't hate pearl Harbour as uch as some of the posters here, I reckon she doesn't have such bad taste after all. But just one question, what was the worst film ever made?

Andy Mac
Jan 10th, 2005, 11:58 AM
well eddys right...without star wars none of the good movies out today wud even be out! lol

faust
Jan 10th, 2005, 12:08 PM
well ok eddy gave a very good point on how the film industry progressed through special effects...

and yes maybe strawars aint a bad film after all...i havnt watchd the film thats why...

maria's just a kid and i really do think she'll watch starwars...but the question would be is...

will she like it?

will this movie be her favorite movie this year?

lol...just questions.... :lol: :lol:

Andy Mac
Jan 10th, 2005, 04:02 PM
lol who cares if maria likes star wars?

Josh B.
Jan 10th, 2005, 05:35 PM
Where did people get the inpression that Star Wars is for kids????? :confused:

Andy Mac
Jan 10th, 2005, 05:50 PM
y cant kids watch it??

Josh B.
Jan 10th, 2005, 05:52 PM
y cant kids watch it??


Oh, Its not that Andy!

Its just that some people here are reffering to it as just a kids film.

Kids and Adults watch it.

It is a film for every age!

Andy Mac
Jan 10th, 2005, 06:11 PM
ohhh i get cha now! who referred to it as that?

Josh B.
Jan 10th, 2005, 06:14 PM
ohhh i get cha now! who referred to it as that?

Faust

Andy Mac
Jan 10th, 2005, 06:22 PM
faust the ******?

Josh B.
Jan 10th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Yes It was Faust!

But it is a bit harsh to call him a ******.

Although the name does have a funny ring to it! :)

Andy Mac
Jan 10th, 2005, 06:32 PM
ahahah

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2005, 02:11 PM
For kids?

In the next Star Wars film, a guy gets his hands and head chopped off, kiddies get murdered, and Anakin is barbecued in Lava. Indeed, this "kids" film will be getting a 12A/PG-13 rating.

The previous Star Wars films have also had multiple dismemberments, and plenty of dark moments.

So basically, the argument that Star Wars is for kids is bollocks.

Josh B.
Jan 11th, 2005, 04:04 PM
For kids?

In the next Star Wars film, a guy gets his hands and head chopped off, kiddies get murdered, and Anakin is barbecued in Lava. Indeed, this "kids" film will be getting a 12A/PG-13 rating.

The previous Star Wars films have also had multiple dismemberments, and plenty of dark moments.

So basically, the argument that Star Wars is for kids is bollocks.


Thats exactly my point Eddy. :)

I was just a bit confused when Faust reffered it to being a kids film. It isnt

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Faust should watch the films. Then make comments.

S/he has probably only seen Return of the Jedi. That was arguably the most kiddy of all the Star Wars films, because of the Ewoks.

Josh B.
Jan 11th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Faust should watch the films. Then make comments.

S/he has probably only seen Return of the Jedi. That was arguably the most kiddy of all the Star Wars films, because of the Ewoks.


I ahve seen all but Attack of the Clones, and the others are good!

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2005, 04:19 PM
You haven't seen AotC.

In which case, you haven't seen the coolest muthafucker in the universe fighting with a lightsaber.

http://www2b.biglobe.ne.jp/~magnum/w_conan/photo2/master_yoda-6.jpg

Josh B.
Jan 11th, 2005, 04:46 PM
You haven't seen AotC.

In which case, you haven't seen the coolest muthafucker in the universe fighting with a lightsaber.

http://www2b.biglobe.ne.jp/~magnum/w_conan/photo2/master_yoda-6.jpg


Ive seen Yoda before, he is cool, and ive seen clips of the fight, it looks cool!

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2005, 04:57 PM
The fight was okay really. It would have been nothing special if it didn't have Yoda opening a can of whoopass on Dooku.

Josh B.
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:27 PM
He is very skilled for a little green thing!

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:32 PM
He looks like Michael Jackson.

Josh B.
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Hehe :lol:

He does

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Give him a few years and a few more operations, and he can be Yoda's body double.

Anyways, I don't want another Michael Jackson thread. So..I stop. :)

Josh B.
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Ill stop about MJ too!

The last time he was on here, i nearly cried!

He just gives me nightmares

Andy Mac
Jan 11th, 2005, 08:30 PM
michela jacksons songs are schwikked

faust
Jan 12th, 2005, 04:37 AM
im not a ******. :kiss:
i just didnt know that somebody would be affected bout starwars being a kids film. :rolleyes:

and also ive already seen episode1 and attack of the clones. but not yet this last. :angel:

ok, il watch then comment. ;)

lakan kildap
Jan 12th, 2005, 05:59 AM
for pure kick ass, eyes-glued-on-the-screen viewing, my favorites are (in no particular order)

-Time and Tide
-Ninja Scroll (now, that is how you slash somebody)
-LEON (a.k.a. The Professional). Jean Reno is simply amazing there. Natalie Portman? Oh man. Makes me mourn the day she met George Lucas.
-The Matrix (the now immortal, Trinity-doing-the-crane-kick-in-time-slice-photography opening scene)
-Ghost in the Shell (a.k.a. The Matrix before there was even a Matrix)
-Fist of Legend
-HEAT (although it is a long ass movie, the bank robbery to street gunfight scene is amazing)
-Total Recall (try the escalator scene where Ah-nuld uses some poor geek as cover)
-Predator
-Yojimbo (cooper, make two coffins, no, make that three)
-Braveheart (the Battle of Stirling bridge)
-Patriot (the rescue of Heath Ledger)
-Die Hard (the fight on the roof top between Bruce Willis and that ballet dancer)
-Saving Private Ryan
-Band of Brothers Series (Day of Days, Carentan)
-Tombstone (how about Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday for panache?)
-The Untouchables

and finally

-Phoebe Cates emerging from the pool in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", then smiling wide at us as she reveals her... Holy mother of God!

Edward.
Jan 12th, 2005, 06:06 AM
for pure kick ass, eyes-glued-on-the-screen viewing, my favorites are (in no particular order)

-Time and Tide
-Ninja Scroll (now, that is how you slash somebody)
-LEON (a.k.a. The Professional). Jean Reno is simply amazing there. Natalie Portman? Oh man. Makes me mourn the day she met George Lucas.
-The Matrix (the now immortal, Trinity-doing-the-crane-kick-in-time-slice-photography opening scene)
-Ghost in the Shell (a.k.a. The Matrix before there was even a Matrix)
-Fist of Legend
-HEAT (although it is a long ass movie, the bank robbery to street gunfight scene is amazing)
-Total Recall (try the escalator scene where Ah-nuld uses some poor geek as cover)
-Predator
-Yojimbo (cooper, make two coffins, no, make that three)
-Braveheart (the Battle of Stirling bridge)
-Patriot (the rescue of Heath Ledger)
-Die Hard (the fight on the roof top between Bruce Willis and that ballet dancer)
-Saving Private Ryan
-Band of Brothers Series (Day of Days, Carentan)
-Tombstone (how about Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday for panache?)
-The Untouchables

and finally



Out of all of those, I love Leon, Matrix, Ghost in the Shell, and Die Hard. :yeah:

I wouldn't worry about Nat. I heard she was excellent in Garden State and she steals the show in Closer.

-Phoebe Cates emerging from the pool in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", then smiling wide at us as she reveals her... Holy mother of God!

I saw that...made for enjoyable viewing. :)

lakan kildap
Jan 12th, 2005, 07:15 AM
Faust should watch the films. Then make comments.

S/he has probably only seen Return of the Jedi. That was arguably the most kiddy of all the Star Wars films, because of the Ewoks.

I like the Ewoks. They're obviously comic relief, but if George Lucas did not explain in the boxed set DVD that the Ewok language was based on one of the many Chinese languages, I could have sworn the Ewoks were speaking Tagalog. There was a moment, after the Ewoks had seen C3PO and thought him a God, that one of the furry ones pointed at the droid and said "Yan daw ang puno" which translates to "That is the Chieftain." And then later, "iyon [ay] maganda" which means "that [is] beautiful".

But George Lucas spoiled the fun with his "Chinese" explanation. Oh well, the illusion was fun while it lasted.

Princess Sarah.
Jan 12th, 2005, 08:04 AM
Yoda Rocks

Andy Mac
Jan 12th, 2005, 08:08 PM
yoda FUCKS SHIT UP!

faust
Jan 13th, 2005, 03:31 AM
I like the Ewoks. They're obviously comic relief, but if George Lucas did not explain in the boxed set DVD that the Ewok language was based on one of the many Chinese languages, I could have sworn the Ewoks were speaking Tagalog. There was a moment, after the Ewoks had seen C3PO and thought him a God, that one of the furry ones pointed at the droid and said "Yan daw ang puno" which translates to "That is the Chieftain." And then later, "iyon [ay] maganda" which means "that [is] beautiful".

But George Lucas spoiled the fun with his "Chinese" explanation. Oh well, the illusion was fun while it lasted.

ive seen ewoks, but cant remember them speaking tagalog... ewoks! speaking tagalog...thats different. :lol: :lol: btw hi andy! :p

Edward.
Jan 13th, 2005, 06:40 AM
I didn't mind Ewoks at all.

But many people had issues with them, and thats why Return of the Jedi is commonly regarded as the weakest of the three original movies.

I don't agree. Personally, Return of the Jedi was my favourite.

Josh B.
Jan 13th, 2005, 05:01 PM
for pure kick ass, eyes-glued-on-the-screen viewing, my favorites are (in no particular order)

-Time and Tide
-Ninja Scroll (now, that is how you slash somebody)
-LEON (a.k.a. The Professional). Jean Reno is simply amazing there. Natalie Portman? Oh man. Makes me mourn the day she met George Lucas.
-The Matrix (the now immortal, Trinity-doing-the-crane-kick-in-time-slice-photography opening scene)
-Ghost in the Shell (a.k.a. The Matrix before there was even a Matrix)
-Fist of Legend
-HEAT (although it is a long ass movie, the bank robbery to street gunfight scene is amazing)
-Total Recall (try the escalator scene where Ah-nuld uses some poor geek as cover)
-Predator
-Yojimbo (cooper, make two coffins, no, make that three)
-Braveheart (the Battle of Stirling bridge)
-Patriot (the rescue of Heath Ledger)
-Die Hard (the fight on the roof top between Bruce Willis and that ballet dancer)
-Saving Private Ryan
-Band of Brothers Series (Day of Days, Carentan)
-Tombstone (how about Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday for panache?)
-The Untouchables

and finally

-Phoebe Cates emerging from the pool in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", then smiling wide at us as she reveals her... Holy mother of God!

Out of those films, i would say that i like:
The Matrix
Die Hard
Predator
HEAT


MY FAVOURITE FILM OF ALL TIME IS.....

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION :worship:

Best film i have ever seen by far!

Andy Mac
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:04 PM
isnt that some emotional shit?

Josh B.
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Not soppy, Its about this Guy who gets sent to Prison in the 1950's, and it is about his life in prison!

It had been rated the 3rd best film ever made!

Andy Mac
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:25 PM
hmm....sounds kinda emotional to me....u sure u aint batty??? i mean....hes in prison right?? isnt he gettin up the back door......ahahha...man.,...iuno about you but for me that hole is EXIT ONLY

Josh B.
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:31 PM
hmm....sounds kinda emotional to me....u sure u aint batty??? i mean....hes in prison right?? isnt he gettin up the back door......ahahha...man.,...iuno about you but for me that hole is EXIT ONLY


Hey Andy , man

I am no gay!!!!

I am not batty!!!

He does get raped by a puff, but u dont see n e thing thankfully, and the gay gets beaten up so its funny!


Yes i also believe that the ass hole is an EXIT ONLY hole!

Andy Mac
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:38 PM
pfffff pulp fiction is the SICKEST movie...........cept wen the guy gets raped in the A-Hole by the 5.0

Josh B.
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:41 PM
pfffff pulp fiction is the SICKEST movie...........cept wen the guy gets raped in the A-Hole by the 5.0


Thats funny that bit, when he shoots his balls with a Shotgun!

Andy Mac
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:52 PM
uhmmmmmmmmmm u sayintaht doing a guy up the arse then gettin yur balls shot off shotgun style is wikked??? not going well today josh

Josh B.
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:54 PM
uhmmmmmmmmmm u sayintaht doing a guy up the arse then gettin yur balls shot off shotgun style is wikked??? not going well today josh


OK! The conversations i am having with you today, end up in me soundin gay

BUT I AM 100% STRAIGHT!! GAURENTEED!

Andy Mac
Jan 13th, 2005, 08:59 PM
ahahaha first sign is denial

Josh B.
Jan 13th, 2005, 09:01 PM
STOP IT MAC!!!! :mad:

Edward.
Jan 13th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Shawshank Redemption is wonderful.

Pulp Fiction is one of the best fucking movies ever, and I have watched it 4 times in the last few days.

Andy Mac
Jan 13th, 2005, 09:38 PM
ahah YEAH EDZ.....PULP FICTION! WEW.,....josh u gettin mad that u batty?

lakan kildap
Jan 14th, 2005, 06:58 AM
Pulp Fiction is one of the best fucking movies ever, and I have watched it 4 times in the last few days.

you must really love watching Uma Thurman (was it her? :lol: ) getting stabbed in the chest with that huge needle.

Edward.
Jan 14th, 2005, 07:03 AM
you must really love watching Uma Thurman (was it her? :lol: ) getting stabbed in the chest with that huge needle.

Yes it was her. ;)

And that part of the film almost made me put my head in my hands. Especially when you hear that nasty "thump" noise when he stabs it in. :scared:

But the rest of the film is just uber cool. Jules Winnfield is one of the coolest muthafuckers in the history of cinema. Thats why I was very pleased when I heard Samuel L. Jackson would be playing a prominent part in the Star Wars sequels.

lakan kildap
Jan 14th, 2005, 07:43 AM
When I see that needle, and the needle in "The Rock" the Nic Cage stabs his chest with, I am grateful to God we no longer live in the time of two-foot wingspan dragonflies and 80-ton dinosaurs. Because imagine the mosquitoes of that time...it will be Pulp Fiction every day.

I only saw Pulp Fiction in the movie house. For reasons I still cannot understand, I never got around to buying it in video, whether VHS or laserdisc or DVD. I don't know.

"The Adventures of Baron Munchausen", on the other hand, I have that. In fact, I endured the long wait for it to come to DVD, just so I could buy it. (Psst, the only thing common between the two movies is Uma Thurman, and she was way prettier in "Munchausen" IMO. And the Monty Python guys were in there, too.)

Edward.
Jan 14th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Mosquitoes. :scared:

The DVD is decent. Plenty of extra's and the picture is excellent. The only noticable omission is a Tarantino commentary- listening to motormouth himself talking about his film would have been excellent.

I liked Uma's look in Pulp Fiction (by manner of the fact I like the dark look in general). But she was still pretty damn hot in Kill Bill though. :drool:

Josh B.
Jan 14th, 2005, 04:49 PM
ahah YEAH EDZ.....PULP FICTION! WEW.,....josh u gettin mad that u batty?


Im gettin wound up, not mad that u is CALLING me batty, which i am not!!

Josh B.
Jan 14th, 2005, 04:50 PM
And it is totally off Topic, and this conversation is spread though about 3 threads!

Andy Mac
Jan 15th, 2005, 01:51 PM
ahhahaawwww man dont be crying on me.......ANOTHER wikked part in puple fiction.......where the guy "accidentally" gets shot int he head sittin in the back of the car ahahah

Edward.
Jan 15th, 2005, 03:18 PM
ahhahaawwww man dont be crying on me.......ANOTHER wikked part in puple fiction.......where the guy "accidentally" gets shot int he head sittin in the back of the car ahahah

"Ah man, I just shot Marvin in the face!"

Andy Mac
Jan 15th, 2005, 03:22 PM
ahah yea "u musta gone over a bump or somthing"

Edward.
Jan 15th, 2005, 03:27 PM
"I didn't go over no muthafucking bump!"

Andy Mac
Jan 15th, 2005, 03:51 PM
ahahahha! thats sooooo great....damn that movies SCHWIKKEd

Josh B.
Jan 15th, 2005, 05:41 PM
ahhahaawwww man dont be crying on me.......ANOTHER wikked part in puple fiction.......where the guy "accidentally" gets shot int he head sittin in the back of the car ahahah


That bit is soo ace!!

I was pissing myself at that bit

"Hey there is no muthafucking sign on my house saying, dump dead body here is there"

Andy Mac
Jan 17th, 2005, 07:34 PM
ahah great movie! it can get a lil confusing tho

Josh B.
Jan 17th, 2005, 07:41 PM
I need to watch it again!

Cheers for the reminder Andy!

Andy Mac
Jan 17th, 2005, 09:11 PM
pfff.....wuurd....i jsut finished wathcing mashas match...:D:D:D