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Apr 5, 2014, 11:14 AM
 
I'm bored out of my mind. I have tomorrow off and I'm tired of choosing my own entertainment. In the past couple weeks I've consumed:
- All of Rick and Morty, twice
- All of Half Life 2
- 20-odd hours of Rust
- Leon: The Professional
- Nikita
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Blazing Saddles
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Ender's Game
- The Life of Brian
- American History X
- Children of Men
- John Dies at the End
- Cabin in the Woods
- Community
, season 5
- A bunch of Bob's Burgers
- Most of season 2 of The Wire
- All of YouTube
- Wrote an article for publication in a trade journal
- Climbed a mountain

...I think that's it. I'm tired of choosing. Pick something for me.
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Apr 5, 2014, 01:12 PM
 
Buckaroo Banzai!
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 01:18 PM
 
On it.

edit: What the hell.
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Apr 5, 2014, 01:48 PM
 
I found all of these entertaining. Pick any you haven't seen.

Inception
True Grit (2010 version)
Dark City
In Time
The Island
Minority Report
Stardust
Enemy of the State
Salt
Source Code
Contact
Contagion
Premium Rush
Surrogates
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 02:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
On it.

edit: What the hell.
Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy!
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 02:36 PM
 
Apocalypse Now
Eraserhead
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 05:47 PM
 
The Devils
The Mission
Tetsuo the Iron Man


All of these are really heavy slices, but each is also brilliant.
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 06:11 PM
 
The Seven Samurai
followed by
The Magnificent Seven
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 06:22 PM
 
The Raid: Redemption
Headhunters
13 Assassins

and a movie I just recently re-watched...Dr Strangelove

Edit: I also recently Netflix-binged Attack on Titan, I don't really like Anime but it's a great show.
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 11:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I found all of these entertaining. Pick any you haven't seen.

True Grit (2010 version)
Dark City
The Island
Stardust
Source Code
Contact
Haven't seen any of those. On it.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 01:29 AM
 
The Source Code is a very good time.

It's also an excellent use of low budget.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 01:52 AM
 
If you're in for some noir: Pi.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 02:46 AM
 
Dark City was weird, but glad I stuck it out. Time for a workout and maybe some lunch.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 02:54 AM
 
I didn't want to be a negative Nellie, but that one left me wanting.

Says the guy who liked Godzilla.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 02:58 AM
 
Sorry I keep coming up with heavy suggestions, but Man Facing Southeast is probably one of the best movies ever made.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 03:06 AM
 
Iron Sky for some completely zany, awesome entertainment. Nazis from the moon. Seriously. That's the premise. Sarah Palin is president. It's a partially Finnish production.

What more do you need to know?
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 03:11 AM
 
Okay... some lighter suggestions.

I Come In Peace and The Hidden. Both scifi cop buddy movies. The first is a comedy, the second isn't, but has lots of comic scenes.

In I Come In Peace, one of the cop buddies is Brian Benben from Dream On. If you've ever seen that show, you'll know he's the perfect actor to play a tightass, by-the-book, federal agent. His "lone wolf" cop buddy is Dolph Lundgren. Don't let that put you off. He does an improbably good job at it.

With The Hidden, it's Kyle McLaughlin who plays the federal agent. There's no question Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks was cribbed from this movie.

I Come In Peace may not suit all tastes, but The Hidden is a high point for 80's, B-Grade, scifi action movies.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 03:25 AM
 
Another heavy... Bringing Out the Dead. My favorite Scorsese movie. I generally find him overrated, but not here.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 03:32 AM
 
If you want to kick-it old skool, All About Eve is a really good time. It's a treat. Same with The Third Man.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 03:37 AM
 
This is the End, it's camp from hell.

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The Seven Samurai
followed by
The Magnificent Seven
Then, Yojimbo
followed by
Last Man Standing
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
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Apr 6, 2014, 05:25 PM
 
More cop type movies.

If you haven't seen Midnight Run, you should. Brilliant anti-chemistry with DeNero and Grodin.

I know Steven Segal is a douchebag, but Above The Law is actually one of the best kung-fu cop movies.

Lastly... Cop, with James Woods. This is, IMO, the best cop movie evar.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 05:35 PM
 
Swimming With Sharks and Living in Oblivion are two good movies about making movies. In Sharks, Kevin Spacey really eats up the scenery, and every second is delightful. It's a comedy, but kind of a bummer. All the comedy is about abuse. Living in Oblivion is straight comedy. I personally can't watch it anymore because it hits a little to close to home for someone who's worked on disaster low-budget movies. For civilians, it's fine. Also has Peter Dinklage in a (ahem) small role, and unsurprisingly he steals the ****ing show.

Edit: Oblivion also nets you a naked Catherine Keener and a lead actor who is based on Brad Pitt. It's not a flattering portrayal.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 06:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
If you want to kick-it old skool, All About Eve is a really good time. It's a treat. Same with The Third Man.
I've been on a massive film noir and old black-and-white kick lately - I'm working my way through the great movies of the 40s and 50s. Double Indemnity is arguably one of the greatest film noir movies and Rififi one of the greatest heist movies ever. If you don't love them I'll be shocked, disappointed, saddened, and insinuate that it's not them, it's you.

(My pick for this weekend was Night of the Hunter. Always pops up as one of the great 50s thrillers. Did not like it at all. Just really has not aged well IMO. Colour me shocked, disappointed and saddened, but with good reason. So then I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel and that more than made up for it. )

Also, highly recommend season 1 of The Americans. One of the best TV shows from last year. Premise: undercover KGB agents live as seemingly normal American family in Washington in early 1980s. Season 2 is now a few episodes in and starting to ramp up.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 07:09 PM
 
With Double Indemnity I couldn't get past Fred MacMurray being the My Three Sons guy.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 07:19 PM
 
When boredom time is over and you've recovered your sanity from the nonstop movies, give us some ratings. Which movies fit your preferences, and which members recommended more stinkers.

I'm not worried. How about you guys?
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 11:30 PM
 
They actually called me in yesterday so I didn't get to marathon anything. Also, I ignored everyone and watched Robocop.

Worst thread outcome ever.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 08:51 AM
 
I'll probably get slagged off for proposing this, but have you thought of some good books that you could load onto your tablet of choice before your travels?
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 09:44 AM
 
You know, I haven't ever read an entire book on an iPad. Maybe I should try.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 10:04 AM
 
Start a new thread for books maybe?

movie:
The original pink panther.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 10:10 AM
 
May I suggest short yet thought provoking film: La Jetée

La jetée (1962) - IMDb
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Apr 7, 2014, 10:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Start a new thread for books maybe?

movie:
The original pink panther.
Ooh. If you're a Sci-Fi fan, the War against the Chtorr series by David Gerrold. HIGHLY recommend, even if the fifth book in the series is like a decade and a half late.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 02:46 PM
 
Blood Simple
Maltese Falcon
Breaking Bad
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 03:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
May I suggest short yet thought provoking film: La Jetée

La jetée (1962) - IMDb
And if for some crazy reason you haven't seen Twelve Monkeys, which is based on it, do it now.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 03:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Start a new thread for books maybe?

movie:
The original pink panther.
I've never seen it, but I've heard many people say the first sequel, A Shot In the Dark is even better.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 04:10 PM
 
I haven't seen that in a long time, if ever, so I wouldn't be surprised. We just recently rewatched the original, which is less mad-cap than I recall later pink panther being. Also, more grownup naughty humor.

However, two gorillas driving convertibles, come on! priceless.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 08:56 PM
 
Original Robocop is totally underrated. Top notch.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 08:57 PM
 
Yes!
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 09:18 PM
 
Underrated? Who doesn't rate that move as awesome?
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 09:19 PM
 
Never mind. "Awesome" isn't a strong enough superlative, so I just did it right there.
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 10:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
I'll probably get slagged off for proposing this, but have you thought of some good books that you could load onto your tablet of choice before your travels?
I read Brave New World on the iPad since it's available online. I bought Doug Demuro's book via Amazon and am reading it via the Kindle iPad app.

But historically I've always gone for printed reading material so I have something to do during takeoff and landing. With the new regulations allowing me to use my iPad the whole flight, this may not be a thing anymore.
     
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Apr 9, 2014, 04:35 PM
 
Try:
District 9
Dredd
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I read Brave New World on the iPad since it's available online.
Your opinion? I just couldn't get into it. I shall try again since its so highly rated.
     
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Apr 9, 2014, 04:36 PM
 
A shot in the Dark is hysterical. Way better than the first and all subsequent films.
     
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Apr 9, 2014, 04:47 PM
 
It really seems to be this sad situation that since it didn't have "Pink Panther" in the title, it's been doomed to obsucurity.
     
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It really seems to be this sad situation that since it didn't have "Pink Panther" in the title, it's been doomed to obsucurity.
...and that's why every damned sequel is now numbers.
     
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Apr 9, 2014, 04:55 PM
 
Oh yeah. They learned the lesson, quick.
     
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Oh yeah. They learned the lesson, quick.
The only completely different movie/sequel name combo I can remember is Romancing the Stone / Jewel of the Nile, but that's from the 80s. There's probably way more.
     
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Apr 9, 2014, 05:05 PM
 
Riddick and Pitch Black, sorta.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Your opinion? I just couldn't get into it. I shall try again since its so highly rated.
It was interesting, I found it thought provoking. I don't really read fiction, so I don't know that I have a good point of reference.
     
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Apr 9, 2014, 05:11 PM
 
James Bond manages without numbers, but then it has so many using numbers would get unwieldy:

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