What Films Do You Recommend?
General Movie Talk
about 1 year ago
So i was thinking, this is a film site, why no reviews or user made lists of great films?.....my answer, a new thread!
so here are the vague outlines for posting here:
1.post the name and date the film was made
2. give it a rating! im thinking a 1-10 scale as a standard 1 being unwatchable and 10 being an absolute must see
3. a brief plot summary
4. anything you liked in particular
5. a genre
6. NO SPOILERS. if you insist on revealing details, please use the code [ highlight ] [/ highlight ] but without spaces, this way it'll be highlighted in a way people will know [highlight]like this[/highlight]
so there are some rough guidelines, you dont have to follow them to the letter, except for the spoiler rule, to me thats the most important!
anyways, now that thats out the way bring on the recommendations guys!...ill write one myself in a few minutes :)
about 1 year ago
So to kick off
District 9 (2009) Sci-Fi
District 9 is a found footage style alien movie, but with a bit of a twist, far from the omnipotent aliens you find in most sci-fi films, swooping down and destroying everything, the aliens in district 9 are dirty crude, and have formed their own shanty town after being stranded on earth, they are treated like 2nd class citizens and there are alot of racial tensions between the humans and them, it explores alot of interesting ideas and definately walks a path off the beaten road, it boasts some impressive special effects and a believable and engaging story and enviroment.
It is undoubtedly Sharlto Copley's finest acting performance to date, in which he is simply excellent at. It is also Neil Blomkamp's first feature length film, having worked as a special effects artist for many years on things such as Stargate SG-1, First Wave and Smallville and directing a number of short films, this film has helped kick start his career as a writer and a directer/producer, as he is now working on a film entitled Elysium, due for release in early 2013, with actors such as Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and having a budget of 120 million us dollars which is a far cry from district 9 with its limited budget of 30 million, and entirely shot in johannesburg.
All in all this is a superb film that has gained a somewhat cult following, and rocketing the director into the big time, which is a testament to the films success (as is the 4 oscar nominations and numerous other awards it won) at any rate all this should tell you one thing, go out and watch this film right now, as it is simply superb in so many ways, there is something for everyone here!
I hope that gave people a good idea of the sort of ideas i was thinking of for movie reviews and such like, although they dont need to be quite so indepth as that, as long as you at least write the name genre and rating of the film, anymore than that is entirely optional :)
about 1 year ago
Well, I would recommend "Network" (1976) because it talks about the big tv networks and the corporations that run them and this guy goes completely mad during the course of the film because he's just really mad about the way the network that he works for, how they manipulate the people watching and how the world has become a not so good place to live in. It's a really deep movie if you like that sort of thing and I would highly recommend it.
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