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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 12:05:46 AM »

Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

This famous scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g&feature=related

I was left utterly speechless when I saw that.


Speechless is an understatement. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2010, 11:37:31 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 12:01:13 PM »

Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

This famous scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g&feature=related

I was left utterly speechless when I saw that.


Speechless is an understatement. 

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 10:38:27 PM »

Who Can Kill A Child? was awesome.  Really enjoyed that one.
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2010, 10:59:33 PM »

I know I'll catch flak for this (and I've mentioned it before), and I also know this movie is not widely viewed as "classic" by any means, but ...

I was totally enthralled by STARGATE when I saw it at the theater.  I just thought the story was cool.

Sue me.   Twirling

On a more serious note, both GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES and PAN'S LABYRINTH were pretty unforgettable.
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 01:26:15 AM »

I was totally enthralled by STARGATE when I saw it at the theater.  I just thought the story was cool.

It did open up some interesting questions.  Would have been nice to see what else was connected on the big screen.  Not that the series sharing the name was terrible but there was a lot of unexplored territory with it.  The concept was a curious one that one can look at and ponder. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2010, 03:12:42 AM »

An intriguing topic, thereís been many (actually a lot of them were mentioned in the other thread believe it or not). Anyways here goes:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Just recall being stunned and feeling totally taken to an out of this world experience. Also forced me for the first time to look beyond the confines of the cinematic screen.

Solaris  (1968): engrossing science fiction at its very best  studying the potential effect of lost love.

A Christmas Carol (1951): Alistair Sim is brilliant as Ebenezer Scrooge in this classic, the perfect film for Christmas.

Metropolis (1927): I was just astounded by both the awesome FX, the ultra-futuristic imagery and the spellbinding performance of Brigette Helm and a bit of the old mad scientist formula thrown in for good measure.

Nosferatu (1922): Probably the creepiest movie ever made. Nosferatu is a very unsettling and very lonely monstrosity that brings with it only death and suffering.

The Mummy (1932): One of the best monster reveals in history, a great backstory and a terrific suspense build-up to its terrifying climax.

Jaws (1975):  Again the suspense if amped up and the monster delivers. Makes one weary of being out to sea or swimming in the sea.

Psycho (1960): Terrific twist, fantastic suspense, a shocking reveal, makes it so youíre afraid to take a shower...how could you not love it?

The Wolf Man (1941): arguably the most sympathetic of all movie monsters is the cursed Larry Talbot who  is forced to stalk the night as the bloodthirsty Wolf Man!

Attack! (1956):  Arguably the best low-budget war movie Iíve ever seen. There's action, explosions galore, men fighting for their lives on the battlefield and also having to deal with the intense reality that maybe those at the top really do not know what they are doing. Do yourself a favour if you're a fan of war movies and see this one. I suspect you'll be glad you did.

Blade Runner (1982): this movie truly strikes me as poetic, looking at the beauty , preciousness and frailty of life. Also this is a surprisingly spot-on accurate portrayal of the future.

Brazil (1985): Dreamlike escapism from the real world half its time, the other half bogged down in the horrible nightmare that may well be tomorrow if not today.

12 Monkeys (1995): Terrific surprises and time travel intrigue that actually plays by an established set of rules.

Planet of the Apes (1968): Stunning look at humanity through non-human eyes.

The Haunting (1963): One of the scariest films of all time, as ghostly terrifying as it gets IMO.

On the Waterfront (1954): A man struggles for what is right in the face of incredible adversity.

Seconds (1966):  A man wanting a second chance at life discovers the horrible truth about himself and why he made the choices he made. Unforgettable ending.

The Shooting (1967): Grim B-western thatíll keep you on your toes and guessing right up until the end.

Duck Soup (1933): the perfect comedy, this one always leaves me in stitches laughing.

Island of Lost Souls (1933): Exploitative shocker is stunning not only for its pre-code plot but also for its fine performances and memorable dialogue.

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955): Professor Quatermass bursts on the movie scene in this thoughtful and frightening speculative film about an unknown horror from space crashing down to Earth. Actually shares some surprisingly similarities to the equally if not even better The Thing From Another World (1951).

Quatermass and the Pit (1967): Intelligent Sci-Fi Horror hybrids just do not get better than this frightening masterpiece about the potential origin of manís intelligence.

Nightmare Alley (1947): The film noir looks at the ugly side of the sideshow carnival and the evil potential behind human greed and manipulation.  Only Freaks (1932) perhaps rivals the greatness of this one.

The Maltese Falcon (1941): Perhaps the best film cast in history in the most perfect mystery/film noir.

Soylent Green (1973): a man discovers a horrible truth too late to save an already dead and dying planet.
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2010, 04:02:23 AM »

ANATOMY OF A MURDER - Thrilling to see Jimmy Stewart knowingly use his "Aw Shucks" persona to become an absolute legal shark in this movie. The film is recognized for breaching the subject of rape in the staid '50s, but more subversive than that is Stewart's legal defense of a person who we, as the audience, have no certainty is in the right.

KELLY'S HEROES - You could be forgiven for thinking we modern-day audiences have a lock on cynical caper films. Nope, it's prototype was done way back in 1970.
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2010, 02:26:35 PM »

Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

This famous scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g&feature=related

I was left utterly speechless when I saw that.


Speechless is an understatement. 


Shark jumps up out of the ocean, grabs an airliner, and plummets to the ocean with it in anticipation of a mice meal.  Uh......yeah.
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2010, 08:04:26 PM »

Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

This famous scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g&feature=related

I was left utterly speechless when I saw that.


Speechless is an understatement. 


Shark jumps up out of the ocean, grabs an airliner, and plummets to the ocean with it in anticipation of a mice meal.  Uh......yeah.


Let's not even get into the physics of this scene or just how much energy a giant shark like that would have assert to even jump out of the water like that.
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2010, 08:31:53 PM »

Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

This famous scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g&feature=related

I was left utterly speechless when I saw that.


Speechless is an understatement. 


Shark jumps up out of the ocean, grabs an airliner, and plummets to the ocean with it in anticipation of a mice meal.  Uh......yeah.


Let's not even get into the physics of this scene or just how much energy a giant shark like that would have assert to even jump out of the water like that.


Yeah, reminds me of the old Batman movie from 1966, where he fights the shark off with the can of Bat Shark Repellent. Let's see how he does against THIS one!
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2010, 09:56:19 PM »

An intriguing topic, thereís been many (actually a lot of them were mentioned in the other thread believe it or not). Anyways here goes:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Just recall being stunned and feeling totally taken to an out of this world experience. Also forced me for the first time to look beyond the confines of the cinematic screen.

Solaris  (1968): engrossing science fiction at its very best  studying the potential effect of lost love.

A Christmas Carol (1951): Alistair Sim is brilliant as Ebenezer Scrooge in this classic, the perfect film for Christmas.

Metropolis (1927): I was just astounded by both the awesome FX, the ultra-futuristic imagery and the spellbinding performance of Brigette Helm and a bit of the old mad scientist formula thrown in for good measure.

Nosferatu (1922): Probably the creepiest movie ever made. Nosferatu is a very unsettling and very lonely monstrosity that brings with it only death and suffering.

The Mummy (1932): One of the best monster reveals in history, a great backstory and a terrific suspense build-up to its terrifying climax.

Jaws (1975):  Again the suspense if amped up and the monster delivers. Makes one weary of being out to sea or swimming in the sea.

Psycho (1960): Terrific twist, fantastic suspense, a shocking reveal, makes it so youíre afraid to take a shower...how could you not love it?

The Wolf Man (1941): arguably the most sympathetic of all movie monsters is the cursed Larry Talbot who  is forced to stalk the night as the bloodthirsty Wolf Man!

Attack! (1956):  Arguably the best low-budget war movie Iíve ever seen. There's action, explosions galore, men fighting for their lives on the battlefield and also having to deal with the intense reality that maybe those at the top really do not know what they are doing. Do yourself a favour if you're a fan of war movies and see this one. I suspect you'll be glad you did.

Blade Runner (1982): this movie truly strikes me as poetic, looking at the beauty , preciousness and frailty of life. Also this is a surprisingly spot-on accurate portrayal of the future.

Brazil (1985): Dreamlike escapism from the real world half its time, the other half bogged down in the horrible nightmare that may well be tomorrow if not today.

12 Monkeys (1995): Terrific surprises and time travel intrigue that actually plays by an established set of rules.

Planet of the Apes (1968): Stunning look at humanity through non-human eyes.

The Haunting (1963): One of the scariest films of all time, as ghostly terrifying as it gets IMO.

On the Waterfront (1954): A man struggles for what is right in the face of incredible adversity.

Seconds (1966):  A man wanting a second chance at life discovers the horrible truth about himself and why he made the choices he made. Unforgettable ending.

The Shooting (1967): Grim B-western thatíll keep you on your toes and guessing right up until the end.

Duck Soup (1933): the perfect comedy, this one always leaves me in stitches laughing.

Island of Lost Souls (1933): Exploitative shocker is stunning not only for its pre-code plot but also for its fine performances and memorable dialogue.

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955): Professor Quatermass bursts on the movie scene in this thoughtful and frightening speculative film about an unknown horror from space crashing down to Earth. Actually shares some surprisingly similarities to the equally if not even better The Thing From Another World (1951).

Quatermass and the Pit (1967): Intelligent Sci-Fi Horror hybrids just do not get better than this frightening masterpiece about the potential origin of manís intelligence.

Nightmare Alley (1947): The film noir looks at the ugly side of the sideshow carnival and the evil potential behind human greed and manipulation.  Only Freaks (1932) perhaps rivals the greatness of this one.

The Maltese Falcon (1941): Perhaps the best film cast in history in the most perfect mystery/film noir.

Soylent Green (1973): a man discovers a horrible truth too late to save an already dead and dying planet.

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2011, 08:41:56 AM »

Actually, low budget Frailty.  I liked the story.  It is more character and story driven then much coming out today.  I also enjoyed The Cell on its first release.  I also liked Gladiator.  If you didn't like it, deal with it.  TongueOut   Wink

I'm with you on this one Couch. They were all fantastic movies.  I would add Frank Darabont's The Mist.  It just blew me away and the ending had me shell shocked for days.  But the whole movie made me feel as though I was stuck in a nightmare.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2011, 09:10:31 AM »

Actually, low budget Frailty.  I liked the story.  It is more character and story driven then much coming out today.  I also enjoyed The Cell on its first release.  I also liked Gladiator.  If you didn't like it, deal with it.  TongueOut   Wink

I'm with you on this one Couch. They were all fantastic movies.  I would add Frank Darabont's The Mist.  It just blew me away and the ending had me shell shocked for days.  But the whole movie made me feel as though I was stuck in a nightmare.

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2011, 09:27:47 AM »

The first time I watched THE RING, when the ghostly drowned form of Samarra came crawling out of the TV, I just about wet my pants! Buggedout Buggedout

Then in JEEPERS CREEPERS, when the two college kids pass by the old church and see the Creep dumping bodies down that shaft . . . and suddenly he looks straight at them!   Those two moments scared me more than any horror films I've seen since!
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