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#1 darkshine

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:03 PM

Since talking to Matzoball I reckoned we should have a film post too - especially since some films are brilliant cuz of they're soundtracks :dance: some films are like old favourites, some are brilliant, some weird, some are even like marmite :P

I have to start with tragic today cuz I'm in that kinda mood - can anyone beat this for a totally dire film? :lol: Good Luck :thumbs:

Ring of bright water - it's about an otter :blink:

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:09 PM

Kind Hearts and Coronets rocks!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:00 AM

my favourite film would have to be twilight and flipper.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:20 PM

On The Town :)

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:27 PM

tess of the deurbavilles, got ring of bright water out for the kids years ago,just before the end the missus rushes in ,stops the video and says 'bedtime'.I thought she was being a cruel heartless b but then she reminded me of the ending where the farmer spades the otter!!!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo - actually any Miyazaki film :)

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:04 PM

True Romance

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:23 PM

It would depend on how I'm feeling when I read the question, but at this moment, I would say 'The Railway Children'.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:04 AM

It would depend on how I'm feeling when I read the question, but at this moment, I would say 'The Railway Children'.

That's a brilliant point Dijac - and is one of the reasons I started this thread - favourites can change from day to day and mood to mood can't they? :)

Today I like phone booth :D

Saw the railway children years ago - I used to have it on a record as a kid - the bit where they stop the train with the red "flags" was well loud :P

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

A Fish Called Wanda

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

The Godfather, parts 1 & 2. (Sorry, that's two films)

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:23 PM

Rat Race is good entertainment value.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:01 PM

The Godfather, parts 1 & 2. (Sorry, that's two films)

You can list a thousand a day as far as I'm concerned ;)

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

Pulp Fiction

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

Hotel Rwanda

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:26 PM

A Fish Called Wanda

Now that's an old classic :D

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:30 PM

L.A. Story

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:54 PM

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion :balloon:

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:05 PM

Scarface and in second place Goodfellas.x

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:05 PM

Scarface and in second place Goodfellas.x

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:42 AM

You can list a thousand a day as far as I'm concerned ;)


OK darkshine, the film that makes me laugh out loud every time I see it is Withnail and I. :clap:

Here's a taste:
http://youtu.be/6m6LhZJdCQY

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:26 AM

OK darkshine, the film that makes me laugh out loud every time I see it is Withnail and I. :clap:

Here's a taste:
http://youtu.be/6m6LhZJdCQY

Someone lent me the dvd years ago I thought it was blo)dy brilliant - I like the start scene too before they go anywhere :clap: :D

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:31 AM

L.A. Story

Would you be offended if I termed that one as brilliantly tragic? :D Had it on video (back in the day - even the word video seems so old fashioned now :lol:) As much as I sometimes wish I didn't - I've always had a thing for Steve Martin films - and there's quite a lot of them - and I haven't seen all of them :P

Also a few Goldie Hawn ones too - they did some together - there was a brilliant one where she just moved in with him and they lived a life of lies (can't remember the title for the life of me - was funny though)

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:03 PM

It was called 'housesitter' and it's well funny,love it!x ><img src=<' />

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:06 PM

Donnie Darko - what would you do if you could do it again? Except backwards.. :blink:

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.... :crying: :crying:

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:23 AM

Donnie Darko - what would you do if you could do it again? Except backwards.. :blink:

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.... :crying: :crying:

Love Donnie Darko - and a film called the butterfly effect :D

Never seen the Boy in the striped pyjamas - will have to google it

It was called 'housesitter' and it's well funny,love it!x ><img src=<' />

Thank you :thumbs: was bugging me that I couldn't remember :lol:

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:21 PM

Donnie Darko - what would you do if you could do it again? Except backwards.. :blink:

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.... :crying: :crying:


Donnie Darko is my favorite film ever. My second favourite is Grease :)

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:36 PM

I really love Grosse Point Blank 'cos it's got just about all of the lovely, quirky Cussak family in it. And Dan Ackroyd (officially dx'd AS, you know - collects trainsets too!) I can even forgive it having Mini Driver in. Just. Also love High Fidelity for similar reasons (John & Joan - Not Mini)...

Can't remember where I heard it, but heard recently that John Cussack is a bit of a Gay Icon, which was a bit of a shocker! Anyone watch the rugby last night...? :whistle: :lol:

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:33 PM

Shallow Grave!!

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:57 PM

For pure cheese-tastic value:

Escape from New York

The Towering Inferno

The Poseidon Adventure (original, not the crappy new one)

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:00 PM

Also, not cheesy apart from having Michael Douglas in it:

Coma

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:12 PM

Ths story of King Arthur and Excalibur has been filmed many times. IMO this is the best:


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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

Shallow Grave!!

Love it! Especially when Christopher Ecclestone starts living in the attic :wacko:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:58 PM

Shallow Grave!!


Am I the only person who read that as "Shallow Gravel!"?

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:00 PM

Am I the only person who read that as "Shallow Gravel!"?

Maybe :lol: but I know the film so even if it had said Shallow Gravel! I'd have known what it meant :D

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:01 PM

Ice Age (all 3 to varying degrees) :)

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

The Thing. I still jump every time they do the 'blood test'... :bounce:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

I got very very confused by Donnie Darko...

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:24 PM

I got very very confused by Donnie Darko...

It's been ages since I last saw it - but I think the bunny tells him the world is gonna end, and while Donnie is out of his room a jet engine crashes through the roof of his bedroom but cuz of the bunny he's not in bed at the time.

Then you get all the weird stuff in the film - cuz its weird anyway :wacko:

Then at the end I think time kinda resets (without the bunny warnings) and Donnie chooses to stay in bed (I think he rolls over in bed and grins) - thereby getting killed by the jet engine when it comes through the roof.

It still might not make sense and I might have explained it wrong - but that's my take on it from my vague recollection :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:48 PM

Love it! Especially when Christopher Ecclestone starts living in the attic :wacko:

I used to know someone actually called Dave Stevens who refused to watch that film because, as he put it: "I can handle a murderer, an accountant never!" :lol:




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