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RR529

In terms of franchises/series, the Back to the Future films are my favorite, but I also like the Jurassic Park films, and the Marvel films.

I've also found that I quite like WWII films (Fury, The Emporer Inglorious B-st-rds, Unbroken, Saints & Soldiers: Airborne Creed, & Saints & Soldiers: the Void, to name a few).

I've also gotten to be quite the fan of Japanese cinema, thanks to Netflix. The Takeshi Kitano Yakuza films (Outrage, Beyond Outrage, Sonatine), 13 Assassins, Shall We Dance?, Battle Royale, and the Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi were all fantastic. 009-1: the End of the Beginning was pretty decent too, in that B movie "it's so bad it's good" sort of way.

I also tend to like grand scale fantasy & sci-fi flicks, the most recent I've watched being Conan the Barbarian (the original) & Starship Troopers, respectively.

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Tasuki

@RR529: Some of my favorite movies are the Japanese samurai flicks mostly Kuriosaw films. The original Conan is a classic too one of Arney's best movies.

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RR529

@Tasuki: Yeah, I've always wanted to check out one of Kurosawa's films, but the only one Netflix has is Kagemusha, and as it's over 2 & a half hours long, I'm not quite sure where to find the time to watch it, lol.

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themcnoisy

Here's a cracking question - what's your favourite Disney film?

I prefer Toy Story 1, Up and Bolt. The older films although ground breaking I just don't enjoy - jungle book, Bambi, snow white etc etc.

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RR529

@themcnoisy, I assume you just mean their animated features?

I'd have to say The Lion King, Aladdin, and Treasure Planet have to be my favorites from childhood. Also really like Mulan, Hercules, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and there's no nostalgia involved with those, as I didn't watch any of them until sometime last year.

I'm actually not a big fan of the Pixar films, though that's probably because I'm not a big fan of CGI cartoons in general, and prefer anime films much more nowadays than the big name CGI animated films Hollywood is producing these days.

Though I will say that out of all the studios that put out CGI features, Pixar is the best, though I think the core Disney team is starting to find their footing again. Certainly better than anything DreamWorks or Sony Animation have ever produced.

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Tasuki

@themcnoisy: Aladdin hands down. I can't even count how many times I have seen that movie. As far as Pixar goes it's hit and miss with them for me.

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Bad-MuthaAdebisi

Tron and the original Alice in Wonderland comes a close second. Third is the yet to be made Star Wars Anthology film including all 9 movies some time in 2020.

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RR529

Tasuki wrote:

@RR529: Yeah his movies tend to be on the long side but they are worth it.

As it so happens, I had the time last night, so I watched Kagemusha on Netflix, and man that was great.

I think playing Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (and the basic brushing up on Japanese history I did back in high school) really helped, since I knew who all the players were.

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themcnoisy

Has anyone seen pitch perfect?

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@Wesker: Hate to admit it but PP is brilliant!!!!

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RR529

It's October, so I've decided that I'm going to check out Netflix's selection of Japanese horror films (they only have 3 now, since in a case of terrible timing, just lost the rights to the two Ju-on films at the end of September). Horror isn't my preferred genre (Ghostbusters is about as scary as I'd like to get, lol), but I figured with my interest in Japanese culture, that I could maybe stomach some Japanese ones.

Anyhow, I started last night with Ring of Curse. It's a low budget film about a Japanese high school girl who gets back at her bullies by making them read her own homemade curse (by sneaking it into rough drafts of the school play, emails, ect.). Things get a bit out of hand, however, and it's up to one of her classmates to try & keep the curse from finding it's way to a wider audience.

It's not fantastic by any means, but I thought it was a decent enough watch, especially given the time of year (then again, I know nothing of horror, so what do I know, lol).

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TheRam

@RR529: Aw man, they seriously dropped the rights to the Ju-on movies? I was just planning on making my friends watch them on Hallowe'en, too.

Anybody seen John Wick? It's a really good film, IMO. Well worth a watch for any action fans, and Keanu Reeves is great in it. Drive, too, is pretty excellent, if you're into thrillers. If I had to pick my favourite movie of all time, then I'd say The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. No matter how many times I watch it, I never get bored.

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RR529

TheMightyPunram wrote:

@RR529: Aw man, they seriously dropped the rights to the Ju-on movies? I was just planning on making my friends watch them on Hallowe'en, too.

Yeah, they weren't in the Japanese section of the international movies tab (which they were before), nor could I find them by a search, so it looks like they don't have them anymore.

I know they still had them even last month, so this is a terrible time to let the rights expire.

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WanderingBullet

@TheMightyPunram: John Wick was my favorite action movie of 2014. Really loved close quarter gun fight scenes. I hope the sequel has a better story and villain, though.

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RR529

I watched Quest for Fire (Netflix) earlier tonight. I remembered it being mentioned on an episode of I Love the 80's I saw years ago, so I figured what the heck.

It centers on a group of cavemen who are sent out to find fire after the one their tribe had is extinguished during an attack. Despite there being no intelligible dialog, it's actually pretty easy to follow, as they struggle to survive against the dangers of the world, such as saber toothed cats (how they got those fake teeth on those lions is beyond me), a cannibalistic rival tribe, bears, and more.

It's not bad, but not great either. More of a curiosity than anything else, and it's definitely not for everyone (and definitely not for the kids, what with how regularly they seem to want to... mate, as well as an understandable general lack of clothing. A few bloody scenes as well, though I've seen worse from more modern films).

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Tasuki

@EyeDeeNO76: It is indeed illegal as I stated in your first post.

Guys this is not the place to discuss this. Keep to discussing legal movies or I will have to lock this thread, and I don't want to do that.

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RR529

I watched Gun Woman (Japanese language film) on Netflix earlier tonight.

It's a low budget film set in the western US (there's actually just as much English spoken as there is Japanese), that sees a former prostitute being molded into the perfect assassin, in order to kill the morbidly eccentric son of a Yakuza bigwig.

It's surprisingly not terrible. Now, it's not great by any stretch of the imagination, and it has quite a bit of raw brutality that'll turn a lot of people off (I had to look away more than a couple times), but it somehow managed to hold my attention to the end, so that counts for something.

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