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Old 09-04-2010, 01:31 PM   #4441
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What should I put first in my Netflix Queue:

Un Prophete
Donnie Brasco
Annie Hall
Contempt
Dog Day Afternoon
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:07 PM   #4442
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I had no clue Inside Man was directed by Spike Lee until just now.

On a more relevant note, id go with Donnie Brasco, vapid. Depp and Pacino both have very good peformances and its one of my personal favorites. Haven't seen Un Prophete yet tho so I can't comment on that.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:05 AM   #4443
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Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.

Don't be shied away from this by the poster - this is 100% in American English. The synopsis is a bit misleading as well; this isn't as "old-guy-imparting-wisdom-on-young-guys" as you might think. And even though the movie takes place in a correctional center for juvenile delinquents, many of the conventional prison movie trappings can be found here. Though, this is definitely one of the better ones I've seen in quite some time. Plenty of subtlety here, they definitely don't hit you over the head with certain plot points.

The movie had a documentary feel to it, and as someone who has formerly worked in a prison, it felt pretty authentic. The cinematography was good and they even used tasteful shaky cam(!). I also loved the score, but I'm a bit biased in that department, since pretty much the entire thing was done by one of my current favorite bands, Balmorhea. If you like prison movies you should definitely check this out.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:10 AM   #4444
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Don't be shied away from this by the poster - this is 100% in American English. The synopsis is a bit misleading as well; this isn't as "old-guy-imparting-wisdom-on-young-guys" as you might think. And even though the movie takes place in a correctional center for juvenile delinquents, many of the conventional prison movie trappings can be found here. Though, this is definitely one of the better ones I've seen in quite some time. Plenty of subtlety here, they definitely don't hit you over the head with certain plot points.

The movie had a documentary feel to it, and as someone who has formerly worked in a prison, it felt pretty authentic. The cinematography was good and they even used tasteful shaky cam(!). I also loved the score, but I'm a bit biased in that department, since pretty much the entire thing was done by one of my current favorite bands, Balmorhea. If you like prison movies you should definitely check this out.

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8.2/10

What was your job? Was your safety ever threatened?
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:15 AM   #4445
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What was your job? Was your safety ever threatened?

I was a guard. And yes, my safety was often threatened as you might imagine would be the case in a facility for Taliban/al-Qaeda/various other militant types.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:19 AM   #4446
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What should I put first in my Netflix Queue:

Un Prophete
Donnie Brasco
Annie Hall
Contempt
Dog Day Afternoon

Donnie Brasco
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:23 AM   #4447
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I was a guard. And yes, my safety was often threatened as you might imagine would be the case in a facility for Taliban/al-Qaeda/various other militant types.

Guantanamo Bay, eh? Or would you have to kill me if you told me?
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:24 AM   #4448
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Guantanamo Bay, eh? Or would you have to kill me if you told me?

No. A much grimier one in Afghanistan.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:47 AM   #4449
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3.5/10

The last movie made by brittany movie. It's sad she had to go out like this. It would have been a great exit if her movie pulled off a heath ledger's batman. She looked bad in this movie. No, not the acting (acting was fine) but her physical appearance. Very visible eye-bags, awfully large lips (much larger than angelina jolie) and she had a make-up on which resembles a hooker who got beat-up by a customer. Actually she kind of looks sick and emaciated here.

This movie was mediocre midway through until the twist was revealed then it just went downhill and got itself stuck into quicksand. The bad casting and acting didnt really help the improbably, silly plot. It wasnt much of a thriller. I dont recommend watching this movie.

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Old 09-05-2010, 02:39 AM   #4450
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God damn was this good. Wong kar wai never disappoints and in my opinion is the best active director in the world. Like his other films, Fallen Angels is a very sexy and stylistic movie. It's not as polished in terms of cinematography as his later films but I felt a more youthful exuberance with Fallen Angels, maybe because Kaneshiro's story provides some much-needed humor and optimistic romanticism into the story. I remember Boozehound asking who I'd go gay for, I should've said Kaneshiro. I bet he could get any woman (or man if he swung that way) he wanted. Michelle reis was also pretty ****ing sexy in this movie too, I hadn't heard of her before this film.





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Old 09-06-2010, 05:21 AM   #4451
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Akira

I'm not really an anime fan, but this movie deserves all the praise it gets. The over-the-top action scenes were a bit much for me, but hey, it's an animated sci-fi movie, so what can you expect? Highly recommended.

9/10




Shogun's Sadism

Very bizarre little torture flick. The plot consists of 2 short stories; the first one is a classic tale of the triumph of evil over good, and the second one is a fable about how crime doesn't pay if you're poor. In other words, there isn't much of a plot. The gore scenes were relatively well done, and the score is pretty awesome as well. Overall, it is one of the better torture flicks I've seen.

6.5/10
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:57 PM   #4452
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Shogun's Sadism

Very bizarre little torture flick. The plot consists of 2 short stories; the first one is a classic tale of the triumph of evil over good, and the second one is a fable about how crime doesn't pay if you're poor. In other words, there isn't much of a plot. The gore scenes were relatively well done, and the score is pretty awesome as well. Overall, it is one of the better torture flicks I've seen.

6.5/10




dude, you are into your torture flicks arent you? ah well better you watch these then michael bay movies anyway...
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:19 PM   #4453
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dude, you are into your torture flicks arent you? ah well better you watch these then michael bay movies anyway...

Eh, I'm just going down this movie list: http://www.runningwithscissors.com/t...violent-movies

I've seen 2-8, August Underground and August Underground's Pennance, The Untold Story, and Schindler's List.

Overall though, I don't think they're really my thing (aside from The Untold Story, which is an absolutely AWESOME movie), so I'll probably just finish off the top 10, possibly watch Irreversible and Audition, and then stick with normal movies from then on.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:25 PM   #4454
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have you watched 1 and 2 yet? ive heard mordem is the most demented thing ever, cant imagine no.1 can be worse than that but...
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #4455
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already gave a short review in the thread i made on it- beautiful film-
9.5/10

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