Suggest a movie for me....

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ....I rarely have time for movies...in fact, until very recently when I watched Clerks II with my friends Natalie and Josh, I hadn't watched a movie since Labor Day when I was visiting Joe in Baltimore...


    ...er, actually, I've seen two movies recently....we watched "Motorcycle Diaries" in Honors class (highly recommend it!)

    So...gimme an idea for a movie to watch. Doesn't have to be one I've never seen before....it can be a forgotten gem.
     
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    OK, I suggest Mediterraneo, a 1991 film by Gabriele Salvatores about a group of Italian soldiers stuck on a Greek island during WW2. That may sound familiar, but it pre-dates Captain Correlli's Mandolin by a couple of years.

    It's in Italian, but all the better for that. It won the 1992 Oscar for best foreign film, it is a little lightweight but heartwarming and funny and will make you want to escape to a sunny Mediterranean island too.
     
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    Cinema Paradiso...
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I watched Sweeney Todd recently ... and I think it is rubbish.

    It could have been much better if it would not show every bit of boring violence.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Hmmm, that does strike my fancy just a bit....but I'm not sure subtitles will work for my more specific needs.

    If all goes to plan, I'm getting an iPhone this week, and I am looking for a good movie to watch on the flight I am hopefully taking over spring break. :p Subtitles might be hard to read! :p
     
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    Iv seen most of the important film releases of last year. Atonement and No Country for Old Men are both excellent if you dont make time to watch films often.... and if your feeling in a light hearted mood Ratatouille is a fun and rewarding choice.

    Under no cercumastances should you attempt to watch the new Aliens vs Predator film... its s***e.

    ;)
     
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    "If I say I'm an oilman, you will agree"

    There will be blood is great. Lewis' performance is incredible. But I really don't know if it needs a bigger screen than your iPhone.
    Ratatouille is also great; makes you feel good, and is a well made movie.
    And speaking of animation: I like The Incredibles....perfect for an a flight.



    Or is there a genre you prefer?




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    Cinderella man, beautifull movie
     
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    Twin Town
     
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    If you like extremely dark, disturbing, and funny movies, try Happiness.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    There WASN'T a genre I preferred, but I AM finding myself really leaning towards the non-blockbuster stuff.

    Has anyone seen the independent film "12 and holding?"
     
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    A really different movie... but quite graphic (NSFW ;)):

    Tian bian yi duo yun (aka The Wayward Cloud) by Tsai Ming-liang.

    A very good movie with only little dialogue and a disturbing end. I consider this art, as opposed to mainstream / boring blockbusters.
     

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