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    Well, here's the thing: since there already is a Movie Corner, why not use it to talk not only about the soundtracks but the movies themselves?

    Here, I'll make a start: 5 reasons I hated the last Indiana Jones film.

    1. So stereotypical depiction of good and evil. I know, all the Indiana Jones films have that quality, but here it just becomes so annoying that I have to say "enough with that already"!

    2. Poor acting, from all involved, even Cate Blanchett. Only John Hurt is spared this criticism.

    3. Mediocre editing of the action scenes, plus nothing original about them. Nothing exciting and nothing that we haven't seen before.

    4. Full of lame jokes between Indy, Marion and the son. The spark just isn't there anymore. Everytime there's a joke moment, you can't help but think of the memorable scenes between Indy and his father (Sean Connery) in the Last Crusade...

    5. Bottom line: intriguing thematic material (the idea of aliens as ancestors) but very poorly realized, script- and direction-wise.

    So, now that we've got that out of the way, what are your thoughts?

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    Do we talk about any movies or the last movie we watched?

    The last one I watched was The butterfly effect last night. I was glad I payed attention since the begining or I wouldn't understand the rest of it!
    I thought it was good, it was one of those movies that made me think in the end.

    Oh about the last Indiana Jones movie... I hardly remember a thing of it so I probably didn't find it interesting at all.

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    Today I watched Nosferatu from 1922. Great movie, it incluces some brilliant scenes and soundtrack - can you imagine? For one and half of hour you hear nothing but organs, and you can't get tired with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Do we talk about any movies or the last movie we watched?

    The last one I watched was The butterfly effect last night. I was glad I payed attention since the begining or I wouldn't understand the rest of it!
    I thought it was good, it was one of those movies that made me think in the end.

    Oh about the last Indiana Jones movie... I hardly remember a thing of it so I probably didn't find it interesting at all.
    Why only the last movie? No, talk about any movie you want.

    Oh, and I haven't seen the Butterfly effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Today I watched Nosferatu from 1922. Great movie, it incluces some brilliant scenes and soundtrack - can you imagine? For one and half of hour you hear nothing but organs, and you can't get tired with it.
    I love the sound of the organ and you made me curious enough to check more information about that movie. It looks interesting but it's probably hard to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danae View Post
    Why only the last movie? No, talk about any movie you want.

    Oh, and I haven't seen the Butterfly effect.
    I think it was a good movie but it's one of those movies that require alot of attention since the very first minute. Some people might find it confusing if they don't do it so.


    Well then, I will talk about a film that I recently watched and it was the first one to make me cry for real. A film that is easily one of the best ever made.
    The Elephant Man (1980) by David Lynch. I'm pretty sure most of you watched it already but if you didn't, you should watch it right now! Even if it's hard to, for being extremely powerful and moving.
    It's an inspiring real story that I'm sure it can change people's lives. It toke me a long time to finaly decide to watch it (because the story itself already affected me), but it was so worth it. A true masterpiece!

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    It's been years since I last watched the Elephant man, but I remember that I really liked it. Lynch's early stuff is really good. Actually my favourite is "Eraserhead" but I strongly advise you not to watch it, if you don't have the stomach for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danae View Post
    It's been years since I last watched the Elephant man, but I remember that I really liked it. Lynch's early stuff is really good. Actually my favourite is "Eraserhead" but I strongly advise you not to watch it, if you don't have the stomach for it.
    I always told to myself, that after watching A Clockwork Orange I would have stomach for any other film haha! In the other hand I know people who didn't feel absolutely anything while watching it. I think it depends, some people find certain stuff disturbing other people don't.
    Do you say that because it has anything too graphic or for being really scary horror? What exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Do you say that because it has anything too graphic, for being really scary horror, or what exactly?
    Eraserhead is really hard to describe: it's dark, it's sick, twisted and it makes you nausious. But I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danae View Post
    Eraserhead is really hard to describe: it's dark, it's sick, twisted and it makes you nausious. But I love it!
    Sorry I hope you don't get confused because I edited a bit of the end of my previous post.
    Hmm, okay maybe I should search more about it and see if I might like it.

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    Eraserhead is a great film.. Everyone should watch that.. It's so effective in creating the mood it wants, I'd say the most effective film I've watched..
    Shame Inland Empire SUCKED..
    I used to be a bigger Cinemahead than a Classicalhead, but that's all in the past..
    I do still love me some Cassavetes and some Tarkovsky though.. Any fans of the arthouse?
    Life is a long lesson in humility.

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    The last movie I watched that still has me thinking several months later is called The Man From Earth.

    The movie is nothing more than a group of people sitting around a fireplace talking - but I can tell you it's one of the most interesting things I've ever seen. It is more or less about a thought experiment conducted by an archaeology professor who claims to be older than he appears - much, much older. You have to see it to believe it. It is Jerome Bixby's last screenplay and is absolutely riveting.

    But WARNING. This movie may anger some people of faith. It is not especially anti-religious and may be even quite the contrary, but it does bring up themes that many may find very disrespectful or even blasphemous. It is nonetheless a gentle thoughtful movie in spite of all that.

    http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Man...6?trkid=190393

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    But WARNING. This movie may anger some people of faith. It is not especially anti-religious and may be even quite the contrary, but it does bring up themes that many may find very disrespectful or even blasphemous.
    http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Man...6?trkid=190393
    Great! I'm on the lookout for such films (and books of course). God(s) and religion are something I would very gladly live without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danae View Post
    Great! I'm on the lookout for such films (and books of course). God(s) and religion are something I would very gladly live without.
    I don't mind these films as long as they're made tastefully, but I did have a problem with that Religulous movie.. Did anyone watch that?? I thought that was total garbage.. Bill Maher is the most two-faced person I've seen, it's unbelievable, and he's not even funny.. IMO, of course..
    Life is a long lesson in humility.

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    Last movie I saw was with Liam Neeson called "Taken" and I really enjoyed this movie. Has anyone seen this one? Neeson plays an ex-government spy and he's also divorced with a daughter with whom he doesn't get to see as much as he would like. Anyway, he begrudgingly allows his daughter and her friend to go to Paris to stay. She's soon kidnapped and the whole movie revolves around Neeson trying to hunt his daughter down and rescue her. It was quite suspenseful, dramatic, and had a lot of great action scenes. Out of 10 stars, I give it an 8.5.

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