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Slewo.O
05-08-2010, 03:44 PM
Have at it.

I want to hear all your movie recommendations. Just make sure to note if the movie is worth it in Blu-Ray if possible because I'm moving over to my PS3 and digital copies. Thanks guys. ;)

Andreas
05-08-2010, 03:49 PM
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies (1995) will give you tons of recommendations (netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Personal_Journey_with_Martin_Scorsese_Through_Amer ican_Movies/60030386)).

Andreas

Slewo.O
05-08-2010, 03:50 PM
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies (1995) will give you tons of recommendations (netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Personal_Journey_with_Martin_Scorsese_Through_Amer ican_Movies/60030386)).

Andreas

Thankee thee. :)

MayorMitch100
05-08-2010, 03:51 PM
If you haven't watch all of Wes Anderson films. My personal favorite is the Life Aquatic.

No Country for Old Men is probably one of the best movies ever made. The Coen Brother's are arguable the best directors right now. I have heard great things about A Serious Man, I was going to watch it later today in fact.

Noah Baumbach is another fantastic director, I just recently saw Greenberg staring Ben Stiller. I recomend that one but The Squid and the Whale is probably his best so far.

None of these movies would really be worth it in Blu-ray because they're all just dramas, but I guess you could get them on Blu-ray. I would recommend the Criterion Collection for Anderstond and Baumbach. Not all of their movies are on Criterion but most are right now.

Slewo.O
05-08-2010, 03:54 PM
If you haven't watch all of Wes Anderson films. My personal favorite is the Life Aquatic.

No Country for Old Men is probably one of the best movies ever made. The Coen Brother's are arguable the best directors right now. I have heard great things about A Serious Man, I was going to watch it later today in fact.

Noah Baumbach is another fantastic director, I just recently saw Greenberg staring Ben Stiller. I recomend that one but The Squid and the Whale is probably his best so far.

None of these movies would really be worth it in Blu-ray because they're all just dramas, but I guess you could get them on Blu-ray. I would recommend the Criterion Collection for Anderstond and Baumbach. Not all of their movies are on Criterion but most are right now.
Y'know I'll probably just stick on Blu-Ray for movies that could actually really benefit from the facelift like Iron Man or something. Otherwise it's just a tack.

Kurt Russell Crowe
05-08-2010, 04:00 PM
Cannibal Holocaust

Andreas
05-08-2010, 04:04 PM
Two movies that celebrate life in its fullness and feature Maribel Verdu:

- Y tu mamá también (2001) (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Y_Tu_Mama_Tambien/60023237) by Alfonso Cuarón

- Belle epoque (1992) (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Belle_Epoque/295488) by Fernando Trueba

The first one is told in a realistic mode (and quite the opposite of bitter), the second one is the kind of pleasant and romantic movie you watch on a Sunday afternoon to make you feel good (and has co-actresses Penélope Cruz, Ariadna Gil, and Miriam Díaz Aroca, so you have four of the most beautiful Spanish actresses in one movie).

Andreas

Slewo.O
05-08-2010, 04:11 PM
Two movies that celebrate life in its fullness and feature Maribel Verdu:

- Y tu mamá también (2001) (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Y_Tu_Mama_Tambien/60023237) by Alfonso Cuarón

- Belle epoque (1992) (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Belle_Epoque/295488) by Fernando Trueba

The first one is told in a realistic mode (and quite the opposite of bitter), the second one is the kind of pleasant and romantic movie you watch on a Sunday afternoon to make you feel good (and has co-actresses Penélope Cruz, Ariadna Gil, and Miriam Díaz Aroca, so you have four of the most beautiful Spanish actresses in one movie).

Andreas
Ah ironically enough one of my friends just told me to look at Vanilla Sky. Amazing how I've never watched it considering my family loves Tom Cruise. :-?

Stark Raving
05-08-2010, 04:31 PM
I've heard Avatar kinda sucked.

Slewo.O
05-08-2010, 04:32 PM
I've heard Avatar kinda sucked.

I didn't know that! :o

Brandon191
05-08-2010, 04:39 PM
The Lookout.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427470/

Gene Reginato
05-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Shallow Grave
Mute Witness
Tropa de Elite (Elite squad)

Stupendous Man
05-08-2010, 08:02 PM
Layer Cake.

Fantastic British crime movie directed by Matthew Vaughan (Kick Ass, Stardust) and starring a pre Casino Royale Daniel Craig

Hate_Prime
05-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Because I just got it recently for myself.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Gonzoposter.jpg

The Funketeer
05-08-2010, 08:50 PM
Some good stuff up there but I'll add some more.

Zodiac - Just got a Blu Ray player a couple months ago and so far nothing has compared to this.

Magnolia - Don't know if it's out on Blu Ray or not but it's one of my favorite movies. PT Anderson's best and yes I've seen There Will Be Blood.

NeverWanderer
05-08-2010, 09:05 PM
Without some kind of guiding parameters this could be a clusterfuck, so I'm setting my own format for my recommendations... :)

(and specifically avoiding something that's already been mentioned, or movies you're likely to have already seen)

A movie for your head: Memento

A movie for your heart: Say Anything

A movie for your funnybone: Shaun of the Dead

A movie for your eyeballs: Speed Racer

A movie for your heart-rate: The Kingdom

A movie for your action jones: The Rundown

A movie for your inner child: Spirited Away

A movie for your inner scaredy-cat: Alien

A movie for fun: The Fifth Element

RoShambo
05-08-2010, 09:46 PM
The Lookout.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427470/

I caught this on TNT a couple weeks ago, and it was a lot better than I was expecting.

The movie that I usually recommend when these threads pop up is "The Nines" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810988/).

Spidey616
05-08-2010, 11:51 PM
Inglourious Basterds

JAK
05-09-2010, 12:59 AM
Interview with the Assassain

unemployed news cameraman is asked by his neighbor (played by Raymond J. Barry) who has cancer to document his dying confession- that he is responsible for the murder of JFK. Neil Burger's (who also directed the illusionist) first flic, don't know if its on blu-ray, but worth checking out regardless.

kon-el kent
05-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Conversation(s) with Other Women- I highly recommend it! It is extremely well written and the acting is phenomenal. The split screen can be a little distracting but if you watch it on dvd you can turn the split screen off.


Lost in Translation- just great, pure performances and story. Plus Scarlet Johansson is fun to look at :P

Thank You for Smoking - A clever, well written, well acted movie. Even having Katie Holmes in this movie cant detract from how good this movie truly is.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
05-09-2010, 11:16 AM
Moon.

Roman Noodles
05-09-2010, 11:40 AM
Night of the Hunter - One of the most criminally underrated films of it's era. A classic film that feels way ahead of its time, which makes sense, seeing as it's only recently begun getting celebrated for its brilliance. A must see for all movie fans.

Knife in the Water - We would never have Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby or Chinatown if we did not have Knife in the Water, respect Polanski's (film) legacy by watching this claustrophobic mood piece. It was also the inspiration for the the 90's hit "Dead Calm."

Michael-Deery
05-09-2010, 01:57 PM
Brick
Dark City

Slewo.O
05-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Hmm thanks guys. So far I'm looking into a bunch. But I'm flixing the rest.

adam_warlock_2099
05-09-2010, 03:34 PM
Without some kind of guiding parameters this could be a clusterfuck, so I'm setting my own format for my recommendations... :)

(and specifically avoiding something that's already been mentioned, or movies you're likely to have already seen)

A movie for your head: Memento

A movie for your heart: Say Anything

A movie for your funnybone: Shaun of the Dead

A movie for your eyeballs: Speed Racer

A movie for your heart-rate: The Kingdom

A movie for your action jones: The Rundown

A movie for your inner child: Spirited Away

A movie for your inner scaredy-cat: Alien

A movie for fun: The Fifth Element

I've never seen Memento or Say Anything, but I have to say, you make some damned good recommendations in some very appropriate catergories. (I also like to see that I am not the only one that enjoyed the hell out of The Rundown.)

My recommendation for a movie not all people have seen, or maybe little known . . . The Cook The Theif, his Wife and their Lover.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097108/

ValeriaK
05-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Love ACtually. Best Romantic Comedy EVER

Good & Evil
05-09-2010, 07:16 PM
Up in the air.

Well shot, well acted, fantastic film.

Rated C
05-10-2010, 03:53 AM
500 Days of Summer
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Prestige
& District 9

SMACK!
05-10-2010, 04:28 AM
Red Rock West
Directed by John Dahl
Starring Nicholas Cage, Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle

Red Rock West is a riveting thriller with a plot that endlessly loops back on in on itself like a tail-eating Ouroboros. Cage stars as an unemployed vagabond who wanders into a bar in a small western town named Red Rock. He is mistaken by the bartender for a Texas assassin (Hopper) who he has sent for to kill his wife (Boyle). Being indigent, Cage plays along, collects the money for the hit and decides to tell the wife that her husband is attempting to kill her. She then pays Cage to murder her husband. So Cage collects from her, the real hit man shows up and the plot begins to twist and fold into itself. Every time Cage thinks he has weaseled his way out of Red Rock, he finds himself pulled right back in. An extremely entertaining and suspenseful neo noir.

Delicatessen
Directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Delicatessen is bleak, dark comedy about a post-apocalyptic future inhabited by a murdering butcher, his cannibalistic tenants, and there next meal, a clown hired under the presumption of being the building's handyman. Instead of focusing on the macabre, the film is quite a farce, as the various tenant's lives intermingle. The French film is a bizarre and surreal fairy-tale that has an inexplicably heartwarming side.

Andreas
05-10-2010, 08:53 AM
Red Rock West
Directed by John Dahl
Starring Nicholas Cage, Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle

...

That's the plot of U-Turn (1997) you just described here. :?

;)
Andreas

Princesa
05-10-2010, 09:00 AM
The Stoning of Soraya M. Very powerful.

Rosemary's Baby
05-10-2010, 09:07 AM
Memories of Murder
Tekkonkinkreet
Harakiri

Tekkonkinkreet is available on blu-ray. I've heard it looks great, but I've only seen it on dvd.

Andreas
05-10-2010, 09:23 AM
It would be nice if Amos Poe's Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (1991) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103121/) were available on dvd. I hope someone uploads a TVRip one day.

Andreas