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Old February 26, 2007, 01:35 PM
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Default Let's talk about movies

This thread is dedicated for all, preferably intelligent movie-related discussion, favourites or not, what you've watched recently, what you liked/disliked, etc.

I like any good movies regardless of genre, though I prefer movies that are dark and psychologically complex. Last night I watched 'House of Sand and Fog' (Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley). If you've watched it you'd know what an emotionally disturbing movie it is. Not complex, just a very morally ambiguous and hopeless story of tragedy. I haven't even felt this about Requiem for a Dream, which was devastating from first to last. I have moderate favourites for sad endings, like Man on Fire, The Machinist, American Beauty, Million Dollar Baby, etc. I was told about 'Grave of the Fireflies', a WWII themed Japanese anime by the makers of 'Spirited Away' and 'Howl's Moving Castle'. I'm going watch it tonight.

I want recommendations, tell me the most dark, depressing movies you've seen (without revealing spoilers). By that I don't mean awfully boring films that made you waste precious hours of your life.

Also is 'Children of Men' any good?
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Old February 26, 2007, 04:23 PM
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not a big movie fan. but i cant wait to watch the Simpsons movie. and the ghost rider movie sucked.
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Old February 26, 2007, 04:49 PM
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Hatebreed,

looks like you are bored of your joyful and happy life, that you plan to resort to watching depressing and dark movies. Why do you want to get depressed? Go and watch Happy Feet.
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Old February 26, 2007, 04:54 PM
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allrounder, how do you know I have a joyful and happy life? I like funny movies too, but I taste for depressing movie once in a while. If you know any that comes to mind, let me know.
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Old February 26, 2007, 11:39 PM
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I like any good movies regardless of genre, though I prefer movies that are dark and psychologically complex.
then amybe you can answer this. I posted this in another similar thread.

When my brother's kid was born I wanted to name him Conrad after my favorite writer. And my favorite movie is...........................
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Old February 27, 2007, 01:37 AM
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Hatebreed, I've few names for you but pretty sure you've alreday wacthed all these.
1. Open your eyes (spanish movie-> eng subtitle)
2. Butterfly effect 3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4. Fight club 5.London
I didn't watch Requiem for a Dream..is it any good? I like psy. complex movie too. Any name?
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Old February 27, 2007, 01:38 AM
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then amybe you can answer this. I posted this in another similar thread.

When my brother's kid was born I wanted to name him Conrad after my favorite writer. And my favorite movie is...........................
Apocalypse Now?
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Old February 27, 2007, 02:01 AM
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Hatebreed, I've few names for you but pretty sure you've alreday wacthed all these.
1. Open your eyes (spanish movie-> eng subtitle)
2. Butterfly effect 3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4. Fight club 5.London
I didn't watch Requiem for a Dream..is it any good? I like psy. complex movie too. Any name?
Thanks for the suggestions. I've watched Butterfly Effect and Fight Club. If you liked them, watch Donnie Darko and The Machinist.

Definitely watch Requiem for a Dream, I'd say it's the darkest emotionally engaging tale of F up there is. Also watch Memento. I'll post more later.
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Old February 27, 2007, 02:14 AM
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You are good.
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Old February 27, 2007, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've watched Butterfly Effect and Fight Club. If you liked them, watch Donnie Darko and The Machinist.

Definitely watch Requiem for a Dream, I'd say it's the darkest emotionally engaging tale of F up there is. Also watch Memento. I'll post more later.
I thought we already had a thread about movies...
but anyways...

Yes... Butterfly Effect has to be one of the most surprisingly good movies i have seen in last couple of years...

And Requiem for a Dream?? I think its a must watch for everyone..
one of them movies thats gonna be still in your head hours after you watch it ..
would make you think and ponder...
and Jennifer Connelly gave one of her best performances of her life..
simply great movie...
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Did anyone watch Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)? This is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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Old February 27, 2007, 12:43 PM
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And Requiem for a Dream?? I think its a must watch for everyone..
one of them movies thats gonna be still in your head hours after you watch it ..
would make you think and ponder...
and Jennifer Connelly gave one of her best performances of her life..
simply great movie...
You should really watch House of Sand and Fog if you haven't already.
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Old February 27, 2007, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've watched Butterfly Effect and Fight Club. If you liked them, watch Donnie Darko and The Machinist.

Definitely watch Requiem for a Dream, I'd say it's the darkest emotionally engaging tale of F up there is. Also watch Memento. I'll post more later.
Thanks. I'll watch Requiem for a Dream. I've watched The Machinist..it is good. And "vanilla sky" is the english version of spanish "open your eyes".
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I want recommendations, tell me the most dark, depressing movies you've seen (without revealing spoilers).
1. Three Extremes (Saam Gaang Yi)
An Anthology of three films from accomplished Japanese directors Takashi Miike, Fruit Chan, and Chan-wook Park. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is tired of watching horror films marketed for little kids. If you are searching for something artistic, horrifying, depressing and with something to say, then by all means indulge yourself in "Three Extremes" a fine example of how Japanese Horror is kicking American Horror firmly in its a$$.

2. The Hours
Whether one should call it depressing or not, this movie made me somber, yet I saw it quite clearly as being about how people will live unhappy lives, just to make others happy. And how, when you live life for other people, life is not living. Every day comes to represent the same day. Every day turns to just hours.
But I strongly recommend you to read Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs. Dallaoway" before watching The Hours, or here is a chance that the movie might go to your 'mathar upor diye'

On a side note, two years back I started a thread on Requiem for a Dream which contained some interesting comments. You may check it out here:
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochon...ead.php?t=8519
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Old February 28, 2007, 05:28 AM
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Did anyone watch Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)? This is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Yes I did...long time back. As far as I could remember I didn't like it much, but it was without a doubt, one of the best technical films ever made.
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Thanks Navarene.

Japanese/South Korean horror always gives me the creeps. The Hours sounds good, I'll try to read the novel. Have you watched Magnolia?
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Old February 28, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Have you watched Magnolia?
No I haven't. Is it worth watching? Any input?
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No I haven't. Is it worth watching? Any input?
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On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed.
So definitely worth downloading. Let's just say 'Crash' is the new-Magnolia that won the Oscar.
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hatebreed,

I think you might like 'mysterious skin', since you want to watch movie and be depressed.
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I think you might like 'mysterious skin', since you want to watch movie and be depressed.
lol thanks.

If you like sci-fi/action thriller, watch Children of Men. It's set in 2027 dystopian Britain when mankind can no longer procreate. It's sad, violent and probably more realistic than you might think, which makes it more terrifying.
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Yes I did...long time back. As far as I could remember I didn't like it much, but it was without a doubt, one of the best technical films ever made.

I watched "Run lola Run". I found the movie interesting.. the theme of the movie was interesting too... "what could happen with small changes in Lola's decision - three versions of Lola's quest were presented " ...

As Nav said, this movie is one of the best technical films ever made -- In this movie Camera took the part of talking instead of real characters.

I liked at the beginning when lola was running down, the stairs were animated...
when she encounters someone, s/he was introduced thorough a series of photographs and that changed in each sequence and so on.. I am not movie critique so it is difficult to me to explain ...i better stop ;|
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So has anyone watched 300? I watched it today, and it's not what I expected.

Those of you who watched it please share your views.
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I saw 300 two weeks back I think. I thought it was a very inspirational movie, the kind that gets your adrenaline pumping. Or at least I found it like such. I went with two friends and one of them liked it so much that it was her third time watching the movie. There were times during the movie that I found myself clenching my fists.
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I cant wait to watch Blade series final one!
The Blades of Glory starring Will Farrel ....
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