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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #300 on: December 01, 2016, 02:15:01 PM »
Soooo bad.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #301 on: December 01, 2016, 02:18:04 PM »
Yup, as Mason Verger.

That is outstanding. How was his performance ?

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? Paul Thomas Anderson

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? Jimmy Stewart or Phillip Seymour Hoffman / Meryl Streep

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? Mister Lonely

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Magnolia

Musical - Singin In The Rain
Film Noir - Brick
Western - No Country for Old Men
Performance by an Actor - Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Wes Anderson - A



3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Christian Bale

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future? Back to the Future

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. The Godfather

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Animated Film -  Monsters Inc


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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #302 on: December 01, 2016, 02:19:18 PM »
Yup, as Mason Verger.

That is outstanding. How was his performance ?

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? Paul Thomas Anderson

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? Jimmy Stewart or Phillip Seymour Hoffman / Meryl Streep

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? Mister Lonely

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Magnolia

Musical - Singin In The Rain
Film Noir - Brick
Western - No Country for Old Men
Performance by an Actor - Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Wes Anderson - A



3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Christian Bale

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future? Back to the Future

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. The Godfather

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Animated Film -  Monsters Inc


What is this onslaught of Die Hard deniers ? Are these the end days ?


I would like to defend Christian Bale - if only just for American Psycho.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #303 on: December 01, 2016, 02:26:41 PM »
By all means, do.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #304 on: December 01, 2016, 03:28:04 PM »
OK, I will.

I saw American Psycho for the first time on VHS right when it was released. I was 11 years old and had no idea what I was watching. I legitimately thought it was made in the 1980's. The only anachronism I noticed was Reese Witherspoon, but I ignored that. He embodied Patrick Bateman in a way I haven't seen equaled. The mood swings that he has to go through in that movie are incredible!

It has stood out in my mind as a great movie for 16 years now, and Christian Bale hasn't done anything to make me think he's anything less than a great actor.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #305 on: December 02, 2016, 01:22:18 AM »
You had me at Mirrormask and A Muppet's Christmas Carol and lost me at Back to the Future over Die Hard. We've got a giant poll about that that has been running for nigh on a decade at this point but you're gonna vote wrong in it so I'm not going to give you the link. I'll leave that to somebody else.

Other than that, welcome aboard, Admiral!
I think the Die Hard vs. Back to the Future question is definitely one where my answer would change from day to day, I absolutely love both movies. I have more history with BttF though, I've been watching that movie since I was about 10. I didn't see Die Hard until I was an adult.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #306 on: December 02, 2016, 01:24:12 AM »



10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Goodfellas. Although I'm still only seen Magnolia once, so it's at a bit of a disadvantage here.
What made Goodfellas a film you wanted to return to in a way you haven't done with Magnolia?


I think the main factor here is time. I saw Goodfellas for the first time probably 7 or 8 years ago, so I've revisited it repeatedly since then. I just saw Magnolia for the first time about 6 months ago. I'm sure I'll revisit it multiple times in my life, but it hasn't happened yet.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #307 on: November 01, 2017, 06:50:07 AM »
I was going to update this at the two year anniversary of my being here, but I got lazy and didn't. It's my month now so I figure it is as good an opportunity. The original here.

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
Still PTA.

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
The Director's Project showed me that Mankiewicz was not quite my favourite director of all time. Instead, if I go mathematically, Kurosawa or Miyazaki should take that spot. Their worse respective movies would be The Drunken Angel (not bad, just not excellent) and Kiki's Delivery Service (okay).

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
Actor (living) : Daniel Day Lewis (not taking him off the list with a new movie coming out this year)
Actor (actually does some work) : Michael Fassbender? Benedict Cumberbatch? Can't we break this down in age and type categories?
Actress (living) : Meryll Streep (what do you want me to do?)
Actress (yeah, okay, but besides her) : Cate Blanchett with Isabelle Huppert behind (I should really watch more of her work). Also Jessica Chastain.

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
Actor : Philip Seymour Hoffman (same)
Actress : Meryll Streep (not same)

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
Looking at my Top 100:
A Royal Affair (original pick)
Captain Fantastic #Top100Club

6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?
This one is difficult because what the hell is charm? Oh right, 1SO provided an explanation. Well, I am not going to check everyone's Top 100s but here goes:
Margin Call
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chasing Amy
Kingsman: Secret Service

Not to mention the two ones just above.

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?
Hannibal is still the best thing ever. The list hasn't changed that much since last time actually.

8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Still Breaking Bad.

9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?

Changing my vote here. Sweet Smell of Success, Paths of Glory and 12 Angry Men in the same year, not to mention a Kurosawa movie and two Bergmans (for those who like that sort of thing). Oh wait, apparently there's also The Bridge on the River Kwai and Witness for the Prosecution. Wait, I should do this properly.

1957:

Sweet Smell of Success
Throne of Blood
Witness for the Prosecution
Paths of Glory
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Funny Face
The Seventh Seal


1973:

Chinatown
The Godfather Part II
Blazing Saddles

Young Frankenstein
The Conversation
A Woman Under the Influence


10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?
Magnolia

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?
Die Hard ('duh)

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.
Just one?
Metropolis

13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.
Man crush : Tom Hiddleston
Girl Crush : Daisey Ridley, to mix things up

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:

Musical
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort / Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Horror Movie
Alien / Green Room or Don't Breathe

Film Noir
Ace in the Hole / Nightcrawler (good) or Lost River (not very popular)

Documentary
Zero Days / Lumière ! L’aventure commence

Animated Film
Your Name. / The Book of Life

Western
For a Few Dollars More / Bone Tomahawk (actually, also a good horror movie pick)

James Bond Film
Skyfall / none

Performance by an Actor
George Sanders in All About Eve / Michael Fassbender in Alien: Covenant

Performance by an Actress
Isabelle Huppert in Elle / Florence Pugh in Lady McBeth

(left are the favourites, right are the recommendations)

I thank the forum marathons for many of these picks.

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):

The Dark Knight - 9/10
Eraserhead - 3/10
Inception - 7/10
Inglourious Basterds - 7/10 (must rewatch)
A Serious Man - 6/10
Skyfall - 8/10
Tree of Life - NA/10
Watchmen - 8/10

One new movie.

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):

Woody Allen - 8/10 (some great movies, too many flops)

Wes Anderson - 10/10 (always on point)

John Ford – 8/10

Werner Herzog - 6/10 (need to watch more, as is, thematically off-point for me and pretty superficial)

Yasujirō Ozu - 7/10 (great cinematography, uncompelling stories, so much repetition)

Steven Soderbergh - 7/10 (usually oscillates between okay and very good)

Steven Spielberg - 7/10 (overrated)

Quentin Tarantino - 8/10 (after having rewatched a number of his movies my opinion has gotten much better)

Johnnie To - NA

Lars von Trier - 6/10
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #308 on: November 01, 2017, 08:36:00 AM »
How did your Tree of Life score go from 8 to NA?

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« Reply #309 on: November 01, 2017, 08:59:35 AM »
I have reviewed a lot of my opinions on movies over the last two years. I don't trust my initial judgment of TOL anymore.
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