Movie Recommendations.

  • Hard to be a God
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    Diamonds of the Night
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  • Well, Taxi Driver is my all time favorite film. So I would highly recommend that to anyone who likes character driven films. Being a Taxi Driver might sound like a really boring subject (except the french movie Taxi), but getting to know the troubled character and watching his descent into madness is truly fascinating. It's about the story not the plot.

    Actually, I recommend anything by Martin Scorsese.

  • Everyone might have already seen them, but I still say that Lord Of the Rings Trilogy is a masterpiece (even if some people diss them because books are better, which they are, but these movies do stand on their own merits as the best movie trilogy ever made), especially the Extended editions are amazing, and if you are at all interested how movies are made, those extra features are pure gold. I'm having a marathon of the Hobbit and LOTR extended editions with my friends, that's going to be... A long day... But I think it'll be glorious.

    Now that that's out of the way, let's go to something else what I have watched lately...

    Infernal Affairs... Better, original version of The Departed, which is a good movie, but Infernal Affairs is better all around.

    Hard Rain - It's a ok movie, even if you don't like Christian Slater.

    Ashens and Quest for the Game Child - Actually funny movie, especially if you at all like Ashens, and sequel is in the works, so I'm looking forward to that.

    Alien Trilogy - Resurrection and AVP movies are popcorn flicks, and I don't care for them. However, The first three movies capture elements from both SciFi and Horror really well, and if you haven't seen them already, Trust me... You won't regret that decision. They do all start slow, but... The wait is worth it.

  • I recently saw "The Witch" and "10 Cloverfield Lane". Both amazingly terrifying films.

  • @ObbyDent I went to see 10 Cloverfield Lane in the pictures and I found it boring. Although John Goodman killed his role, great acting,

  • I'm a sucker for vigilante films. So Man on Fire, Harry Brown or John Wick are films I'd put forward. Also a HUGE Clint Eastwood fan, I watch Million Dollar Baby at least once a year. Gran Torino is fantastic too.

  • Pontypool. Weirdest zombie movie ever. Even if you're completely sick of zombie movies, I can't recommend this little Canadian film highly enough. It's on Netflix.

    Here's the opening, basically a two-minute monologue. Maybe it's not for everyone, but if this bit draws you in at all, you'll probably really enjoy it.
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  • Henry V, the Branagh version. It's my favourite Shakespeare adaptation. Also Patrick Doyle does an amazing soundtrack, and it has an amazing cast.

    Rashomon. The best Kurosawa movie imo.

    Ladyhawke. It's got a cheesy soundtrack sure, but it's a great romantic fantasy. Rutger Hauer is great in it.

  • I thought about recommending what my little quote thing ("Words, words. They're all we have to go on") at the bottom of each of my posts is from.

    It's from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead which is one of my favorite stage plays and the movie adaptation is pretty awesome, with Gary Oldman and Tim Roth as the title characters. If your looking for something a bit absurdist (technically an absurdist, existential tragicomedy) it's about the minor characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from Hamlet who are stuck playing out a part and find themselves both unaware and unable to stray from the script that means they will ultimately die as a minor plot point in Hamlet.

    The entire thing is full of some of my favorite quotes and monologues (one of which I have performed before as part of a drama exam), including "We're actors! We're the opposite of people."

    If your in the mood for something different I think it's worth a watch. The actual play itself is also worth a read if you're into scripts.

  • @EmptyMorgue Ooooh I love Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. It might be cheaty but I might consider it my second fave Shakespeare movie. Roth and Oldman are amazing, though I wasn't overly fond of Richard Dreyfus in it.

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    Awfully pretentious but as a teenager a friend and I would play the word tennis game found in the Stoppard script.

    It's bloody difficult.

    A rose is a rose is a rose

  • Not a movie really, but if you have any appreciation for Shakespeare, or want to see a humorous take on the material, check out The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged. It's all of the works, done in like an hour and a half, and by three guys.

  • @flower_arrangement I feel like everyone's entitled to being a pretentious teenager at some point. That game is so difficult to play, I tried with some friends as well.

  • @Inustar Same, but I will say Iain Glen has always been one of my favorite movie Hamlets since seeing Ros & Guil.

  • @EmptyMorgue You know, now that I think of it, I have never been overly fond of any movie Hamlet. I always prefer the other actors in their roles. So yeah, Iain Glen probably does rank pretty high for me.

  • Dollars Trilogy - A Fistful of Dollars (1964) For a Few Dollars More (1965) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)