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Intro [Feb. 5th, 2008|03:43 pm]
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jamesfrank
Hello. Off the top o' me head, utterly at random from the subconscious, fav. movies: The Shining (been playing the dvd, not to watch the movie, but to listen to it the way one plays a music cd), Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Day the Earth Stood Still, It Came From Outer Space, Island of the Damned (saw this at the drive in theatre at around age 11, I think, and thanks to the internet, managed to find it again!), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (saw it at drive in theater as a kid, nostalgia, sue me), Clash of the Titans (sue me again), 2001 A Space Odyssey (never puts me to sleep), Doctor Strangelove, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (56 and 78 versions), Frankenstein (Karloff), Dracula (1931), Alien, Close Encounters, Jaws, This is Spinal Tap, The Three Kings, Outland (flawed, but atmospheric and good acting and nice Jerry Goldsmith music), Legend (Jerry Goldsmith version), Monty Python's (insert all titles here), Star Trek The Motion Picture, Star Trek First Contact, Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars (the first half that takes place on Tatooine all the way up until the Falcon is trapped on the deathstar), Time Bandits, The Lathe of Heaven (this was on pbs when I was a preteen and it was a freaky experience then, but when I saw it at an older age it wasn't the same), The Exorcist, Phantasm, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead('70s version), Repo Man, A Cry In The Dark, Blue Velvet, Tombstone,  Blade Runner, Cracking up ('77), Silence of the Lambs...

Movies that are offensive to one celled organisms:

Anything remotely connected with Joss Whedon, Anything with Dane Cook in it with the possible exception of "Waiting" which had moments, anything with Robin Williams in it with the possible exception of, "Good Will Hunting". Anything directed by James Cameron with the possible exception of "The Terminator" and it's impossible to remember what an efficient, unselfconscious film it was thanks to everything that has come after, Anything with Cameron Diaz in it, although I read the script for "There's Something about Mary" before seeing the movie and what I imagined the movie looking like was a million times better than the actual movie which had no one in it that looked the way I imagined them to look, Anything with Reese Witheringspoon in it, Anything with Sarah Michele Gellar in it, Anything with Jimmy Falon in it...

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Voting time! [Feb. 4th, 2008|09:05 pm]
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mtranc3
The poll tool is being a bit difficult with me right now, but I don't want to waste time, so I'll simply list the nominated films, and you can write in the comments which one you're voting for. Damn my lack of computer skills!

1. Amadeus
2. Serenity  
3. Inland empire
4. Grindhouse: Death proof
5. Grindhouse: Planet terror
6. A history of violence
7. Broken flowers
8. Life is beautiful (La vita e bella)
9. Everything is illuminated
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Noob. [Feb. 3rd, 2008|05:31 pm]
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themurcurytree
Hullo! I'm new here and I recognize some of you from moviebuffs.

My name is Kendra, I'm almost 24, and I live in southern CA. I graduated in 2006 with a film and media studies BA, and I love, love, love watching and discussing movies. I'd have to say I'm partial to classic films; my dream job is to be a film historian. However, I do like modern films too, ad I like a lot of films for a lot of different reasons.

My top 5 films of all time would be:

1.Gone with the Wind
2.Braveheart (yeah, i still like that movie)
3.The Bicycle Thief
4.Wuthering Heights (1939)
5.Probably...A Streetcar Named Desire

My favorite actors and actresses include:

Vivien Leigh, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, Louise Brooks, Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Giulietta Masina, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep//Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, David Niven and Cary Grant

I really like british actors for some reason.

Let's see what else...I'm interested in watching and discussing all types of films and I think it would be cool to introduce people to films of all different time periods and genres; not just main-stream modern ones. I'd like to be introduced to a lot of them as well:)

Nice to meet you
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Movie suggestions! [Feb. 3rd, 2008|06:32 pm]
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mtranc3
This is the post where you can suggest titles and then I'll gather them up in a poll and see which one gets the majority of the votes. You can suggest any type of movie you want (for e.g. it might be a movie you already were palnning on watching), I'll start: Amadeus by Milos Forman (1984).
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In the works. [Feb. 3rd, 2008|06:26 pm]
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mtranc3
[Current Mood |hungryhungry]

Okay, so I was thinking that we should watch a movie every two weeks; that should give enough time for someone to rent, buy, or download the film. The title will be picked based on voting: every 2 weeks we will thrown in titles we planned to watch at some point, have a poll and see what movie gets the most votes. What do you guys think? It that a good plan? Feedback is more than welcome!
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(no subject) [Feb. 3rd, 2008|12:14 am]
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lovebagsarebq
[Current Mood |contentcontent]

Hello, Im Lovebagsarebq, as you can see. and i first thought of the idea of having a community where you can all watch the same movies and have discussions about it when i found out that my friends knew nothing about films and didnt like talking about it as thoroughly as i wanted to. (THANKS MTRANC3 FOR CREATING IT!) i took a film appreciation class in the summer at a local community college and the movies we saw were incredibly refreshing and showed different points of views on everything. i then knew that i wanted to have a career in film and really dedicate my life to learn all the aspects of it.

i live 20 minutes away from Los Angeles and i hope one day i can attend USC film school or Cal State Long Beach. i don't necessarily want to become a director, i just want to be a part of a crew who know film inside out and create mind blowing and thought provoking movies.

my favorite movies are like so many people: fight club, garden state, requiem for a dream, leon, boondock saints, bottle rocket, the royal tenenbaums, the departed, goodfellas, twelve monkeys, superbad, breakfast at tiffanys, clueless, sunset boulevard, thank you for smoking, reservoir dogs, closer, trainspotting, donnie darko, stay, american beauty and a hell of a lot more....

my favorite actors: brad pitt - i didnt like him at first because of how all the girls only liked him because he was soo hott and never appreciated him for his acting chops. superficial bitches.
daniel day-lewis - need i say more? ellen page - shes like the young female version of day-lewis, only in that, she has done only a few movies but those few movies she has been better than outstanding. natalie portman - i fell in love with her in leon and made me fall in love with her again in garden state and closer. kevin spacey - hes not someone who comes to mind right away with his pedophile and stalker features but he is one of the best actors around. & others: Johnny Depp, Helena Boham Carter, Edward Norton, Ewan Mcgregor, Robert Deniro, Dustin Hoffman and so much more..

directors: wes anderson, david fincher, martin scorsese, darren aronofsky, paul thomas anderson, alfred hitchcock, jason reitman

i still dont know that much about film and thats why im part of this community because i want to learn and know people's views and share my views on things that we might necessarily see eye to eye on. i just enjoy watching, creating, writing, talking, and doing everything related to movies.

i have a blog that i just started so check it out and tell me what you think... it just my reel thoughts and thats all i need.

http://sosreelthoughts.blogspot.com/
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(no subject) [Feb. 2nd, 2008|08:08 pm]
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phyxius
Hello! This comm is going to be fun. :)

My background: I'm 21, and I live in San Francisco. I went to University of British Columbia for two years, took some basic film classes, then went to SFSDF and graduated a few months ago. Now I work in production for internet tv and I love it. Because I used to/sorta still do work at one of the few independent theatres in the city, we have a deal with some other theatres and a dvd rental place, so I get all the free movies I could possibly ask for. Plus, living in San Francisco, we get a lot of limited release stuff (which is all the good stuff anyway).

I hate knowing the plots of movies before I see them. I do like trailers, and always get to theatres early to see them, but I prefer trailers that dont reveal the plot. I've perfected the art of scanning the backs of dvd boxes for keywords that reveal the style/genre but without taking in the meaning of the sentences. I choose movies based on the cast/crew and am almost never let down. Seeing a cast&crew list for a movie is like reading a recipe. You know what each ingredient has to offer and can pretty accurately guess what the result will be based on that.

I dont look to critics AT ALL unless I have a pretty good idea, to begin with, what their taste in movies is like, which limits me to, like, friends. Roger Ebert has completely different taste in films than me, so I never pay attention to him. With something so subjective, it beats me how individual film critics have as much influence as they do.

I love it when I'm pressed to articulate why I like a particular movie in detail, so this place is perfect for me.

Some of my favorite movies are Princess Bride, Fight Club, The Matrix (the first one stands alone in my book), Memento, Fear and Loathing in LV, Dazed and Confused, Boondock Saints, Broken Flowers, Clerks, Kalifornia, Requiem for a Dream, Trainspotting, Stand by Me, Clockwork Orange, Meet Joe Black, Fifth Element... the list goes on and on.

My favorites of 2007 were:
1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Review here
2. Stardust
3. Atonement - Review here
4. Fido - Review here
5. Perfume
6. Pan's Labyrinth
7. Hot Fuzz
8. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
9. No Country For Old Men
10. Children of Men

Movies I'm looking forward to in 2008:
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Wanted
The Dark Knight
I, Lucifer
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Choke

Favorite actors: Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor, Gary Oldman, James McAvoy, Edward Norton

Favorite directors: David Fincher, Jim Jarmusch... directors arent as consistent as actors, it seems, or maybe they're just not as prolific.
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Hello. [Feb. 2nd, 2008|07:55 am]
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mrdrc
So go ahead, tell us your favourite films, directors, actors, anecdotes involving film, why you love movies, or anything you like.

I love movies for the fact it gives me two hours or so to go to another place and just get away.

I love movies and my top five change depending on my mood. In no order I will pick today's top 5

Cool Hand Luke
Saving Private Ryan
The Color Purple
Tombstone
Fight Club

Director's Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg,and John McTiernan

Actors I like Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Julia Roberts, and Brad Pitt.
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Introductory post [Feb. 2nd, 2008|01:44 pm]
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mtranc3
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Jesse James OST]

Hello and welcome everybody! I'm mtranc3 and I'll be moderating this community. I thought we could have an introductory post, where members can find out a little bit about each other. So go ahead, tell us your favourite films, directors, actors, anecdotes involving film, why you love movies, or anything you like. We'd like this to be a friendly place, so don't be shy to participate. As for me, I love movies because they are the best form of escpade, and we can travel with them to places and circumstances that we might never meet in our real lives. What about you?
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