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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 23 Sep 2017, 05:13

Aliens?

That's surprising!
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Postby PENK » 23 Sep 2017, 08:27

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Aliens?

That's surprising!


As someone who voted for it, it's a welcome surprise. I'd hate for the list to be clogged up with slow BW art things and Aliens is one of the greatest entertainments the cinema has provided.
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Postby The Modernist » 23 Sep 2017, 10:52

I never found it all that entertaining, but it feels like I've never sat down and properly watched it. The last time I saw it I remember being irritated that everything was happening in the dark and I didn't know what was going on.

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Postby Goat Boy » 23 Sep 2017, 11:25

PENK wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Aliens?

That's surprising!


As someone who voted for it, it's a welcome surprise. I'd hate for the list to be clogged up with slow BW art things and Aliens is one of the greatest entertainments the cinema has provided.


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Postby Goat Boy » 23 Sep 2017, 11:54

The Modernist wrote:I never found it all that entertaining, but it feels like I've never sat down and properly watched it. The last time I saw it I remember being irritated that everything was happening in the dark and I didn't know what was going on.


It's not that hard to follow, G!

I adore it. It's my most watched movie actually. I think I'm in the minority who actually prefers it to Alien. Say what you want about Cameron but he knew how to do action and he cranks it up to unbelievable levels but he never forgets the human aspect. We care about the characters and the relationship, in particular, between Newt and Ripely (expanded in the special edition which is the only way to see it) is genuinely touching. When Ripley goes back to rescue Newt I'm totally there with her. There is something immensely emotionally satisfying in watching her story arc and seeing her fulfill her destiny.

That balance has never been handled better in an "action" film and it's this which elevates it into something great.
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Groundhog Day (1993)
Voters: fange (5), Ranking Ted (5), The Write Profile (10)
Position in 2011 poll: #17 (down 49)
I really loved Harold Ramis, he was a talented writer and an appealing actor. But as the writer and director here I think he downplayed the darkness in this to the detriment of the film as a work of art. It’s there in the screenplay, but it doesn’t come out in the film, which winds up being just another Bill Murray comedy. Ramis and Murray work well together but I find Groundhog Day disappointing because it had enormous potential to be so much more. I like it. But I don’t LOVE it.

The Big Sleep (1946)
Voters: WG Kaspar (5), hippopotamus (5), The Modernist (10)
Position in 2011 poll: #74 (up 8)
Great choice, and one of my favorites from the age of noir. No complaints with it being on the list at all.

All About Eve (1950)
Voters: kath (5), hippopotamus (10), Snarfyguy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #71 (up 5)
I have never shared the love for this one. The tone is anti-female and homophobic to me. I don’t get its appeal and the acting is too melodramatic for me.

My Fair Lady (1964)
Voters: kath (5), WG Kaspar (5), hippopotamus (10)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Veronica and I just watched this one recently. To be honest, it’s always bothered me because I don't find Audrey lipsynching appealing, and Higgins falls too subtly for her so the romance never quite manages to win me over. But I still liked it as far as musicals go. But man! Nothing showcases the horrible sexism in older movies and shows better than watching them with a 12 year old next to you!

When Veronica discovered that Eliza ends up with Higgins in the end, she was apoplectic. “I watched her suffer through ALL of that sexist BULLSHIT only to see her end up with a nasty old man? Gross. This isn’t a ROMANCE, it’s a sick male wish fulfillment fantasy.” (I hear ya kiddo) My budding film critic V would have preferred if Eliza had just left them at the end and ran the flower shop on her own, she was also okay with Eliza marrying Freddy, but felt the best ending would have been if she'd hooked up with Henry’s mom! Said V: "Seriously -- Henry Higgins has no redeeming qualities whatsoever aside from his mother"

:lol: But much as she loathed it -- V still rated it higher than Gigi.


Monty Python's The Life Of Brian (1979)
Voters: never/ever (8), Copehead (8), WG Kaspar (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #41 (down 23)
Brilliant film of course. I voted for the Grail, but Life of Brian is a classic.

Zerkalo [The Mirror] (1975)
Voters: driftin (1), joels344 (10), algroth (10)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Haven’t seen this. Guess I will check it out!

Paris, Texas (1984)
Voters: PresMuffley (9), pcqgod (5), Copehead (8)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Glad to see this here, especially since it was voted on before HDS died, so it’s not on here for the nostalgia factor. Great film. I only voted for one film per director, so my vote went Der Himmel über Berlin, but this is an excellent film.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Voters: PresMuffley (4), martha (10), Darkness_Fish (9)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
I can’t believe this wasn’t on the list before. One of my top five movies of all time most days...always in the top 10.

Star Wars (1977)
Voters: never/ever (12), fange (5), Copehead (6)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Seriously? Star Wars wasn’t on the list before? That’s a surprise.

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Voters: joels344 (10), PresMuffley (9), Davey the Fat Boy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk are brilliant in this, Cassavettes best work. It’s a great film, but not one I think of immediately because watching it is difficult for me. Good call.

Der Himmel über Berlin [Wings of Desire] (1987)
Voters: pcqgod (5), martha (10), The Write Profile (10)
Position in 2011 poll: #60 (up 1)
One of my top five movies of all time. Breathtakingly beautiful and just....very, very Martha. I love it.

The Shining (1980)
Voters: driftin (1), PresMuffley (2), Goat Boy (1), The modernist (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
It’s a classic psychological horror flick and I’ve seen it a half dozen times or so, but honestly, aside from Scatman Crothers in it, I’ve never liked it.

La double vie de Veronique [The Double Life of Veronique] (1991)
Voters: driftin (1), joels344 (2), algroth (2), PresMuffley (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Kieślowski makes deeply interesting narratives. I remember enjoying this when I saw it in the theatre, but I can't remember the movie itself. It’s been dwarfed for me by Trois couleurs films, so I will have to rewatch it, because it’s been over 25 years since I saw it.

M (1931)
Voters: never/ever (2), martha (1), Davey the Fat Boy (5), Snarfyguy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #31 (down 25)
This is in my top ten every time I make my lists up.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Voters: fange (5), martha (1), WG Kaspar (5), The modernist (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
My favorite Tarrantino.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Voters: John Coan (4), Jumper K (4), Snarfyguy (5), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
I wish Cassavetes had been more prolific as a director. He does something interesting with gender in every movie of his I’ve seen. This is an excellent movie. Glad to see it here along with A Woman Under the Influence. I’d flip their ranking around because I think A Woman Under the Influence is the better of the two, but great to see both on here.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Directed by Frank Darabont
Voters: never/ever (3), Copehead (2), WG Kaspar (5), Darkness_Fish (6)
Position in 2011 poll: #87 (up 35)
People love this one. I don’t dislike it.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog and King Vidor
Voters: PresMuffley (4), Goat Boy (2), pcqgod (5), kath (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
Sure. It’s a classic.
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The Modernist wrote:I never found it all that entertaining, but it feels like I've never sat down and properly watched it. The last time I saw it I remember being irritated that everything was happening in the dark and I didn't know what was going on.


It's not that hard to follow, G!

I adore it. It's my most watched movie actually. I think I'm in the minority who actually prefers it to Alien.


I think I might even be talking about Alien! The one with John Hurt.

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Postby Goat Boy » 25 Sep 2017, 10:17

Bloody hell.


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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 25 Sep 2017, 11:55

I don't remember liking Aliens much. But I only saw it once. Didn't realize it was particularly well regarded by anyone. Maybe I'll give it another look.
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Postby R. Swipe » 25 Sep 2017, 12:06

The group travels to the processing station, allowing a heavily-armed Ripley to enter the hive and rescue Newt. As they escape, the two encounter the alien queen in her egg chamber. The queen, sensing that Ripley carries a weapon and is capable of destroying her eggs, signals her offspring to allow Ripley to leave. Ripley uses this opportunity to destroy the eggs and the queen's ovipositor. Pursued by the enraged queen, Ripley and Newt reunite with Bishop and Hicks on the dropship. All four escape moments before the station explodes with the colony consumed by the nuclear blast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(film)

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 25 Sep 2017, 12:20

Okay...that sounds dreadful. All I remember about seeing the film is that it seemed overstuffed in the way sequels generally do - and that Weaver is given one of those attempts at a catchphrase where she calls the alien, "you bitch!"

I think I actively disliked it at the time.
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Postby Goat Boy » 25 Sep 2017, 13:12

OMG, that synopsis on Wiki sounds simply hellish, how appalling. And people watch this garbage? What is the world coming to? Etc


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inside-out fox wrote:The group travels to the processing station, allowing a heavily-armed Ripley to enter the hive and rescue Newt. As they escape, the two encounter the alien queen in her egg chamber. The queen, sensing that Ripley carries a weapon and is capable of destroying her eggs, signals her offspring to allow Ripley to leave. Ripley uses this opportunity to destroy the eggs and the queen's ovipositor. Pursued by the enraged queen, Ripley and Newt reunite with Bishop and Hicks on the dropship. All four escape moments before the station explodes with the colony consumed by the nuclear blast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(film)

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Ooo, have you seen the new movie with Judi Dench and Tom Courtenay? It's about an elderly couple who go boating in Norfolk.

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Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Weaver is given one of those attempts at a catchphrase where she calls the alien, "you bitch!"
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 25 Sep 2017, 15:34

Judi Dench couldn't have delivered this any better...

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Postby Matt Wilson » 25 Sep 2017, 15:54

Both Alien and Aliens are great. You couldn't pay me to watch the rest of the Alien films again though.

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Matt Wilson wrote:Both Alien and Aliens are great. You couldn't pay me to watch the rest of the Alien films again though.


Alien 3 is quite good. I mean, it's not a patch on the first two but it's not as bad as people claim. In fact, I think it's a bit overlooked but it is relentlessly grim and killing Newt and Hicks was a cheap move
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Postby Matt Wilson » 25 Sep 2017, 16:33

Fincher did that one, right? It's in the Alien collection DVD box. Watched it one time, along with the fourth one, and never again.