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    Short story: Id like to start up a thread where people recommend movies that are personal favorites; movies that youve happily watched many times What Im hoping is to start up a thread that will dig up some quality movies that are not new releases that other people may not have seen.

    No spoilers. One movie per post.

    Ill Start.


    Rob Roy
    . Starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange.
    This is your standard "good guys get shafted by the bad guys and must set it straight" story and is set in Scotland in the 1800s. The bad guys (played by John Hurt and Tim Roth) are positively dispicable and make the heart of the story so enthrallingly. Very violent and sexual refwerences so for mature audiences only.

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    Pulp fiction.
    Travolta, Jackson, Willis, Thurman.
    Directed by Tarantino.
    Brilliant movie, lots of great one liners, very entertaining.
    However if your not into violence and bad language give it a miss.

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    • #3
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      Good one Brewman - this is a topic I could discuss for hours.

      Agree with Rob Roy - enjoyed it - Tim Roth is a great actor. Not a huge fan of Tarantino though he is masterful at the genre he specialises in. His whole body of work could come under the title of Pulp Fiction but Reservoir Dogs remains his best IMO

      Anyway, not here to critique others opinions. I aimed for a good Aussie flick and tried to avoid the obvious ones so here it is:

      Gettin Square (2003 - M rated)
      Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Gary Sweet, Timothy Spall

      Ex-con Barry Wirth (Worthington) is trying to stay clean but it proves to be a big challenge with mates like Johnny Spiteri (Wenham)
      Wenham puys on one of the best performances Ive ever seen and was well awarded for it on the year the film was released IIRC.

      If you havent seen it, its a great Aussie flick doing what we do well. Youll need to see it when the kiddies arent around.

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      • #4
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        The Quiet Earth. A 1980s NZ sci-fi flick about survivors of a cataclysmic disaster. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quiet_Earth_(film)

        An old favourite that was watched many years ago and left a lasting impression.

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        • #5
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          Own my own video shop, so could have a field day with this thread, but just a few non-mainstream films -

          IP Man

          Cantonese (english subtitles)
          Starring Donnie Yen

          Is the story of Bruce Lees mentor. Is a great film that happens to have great martial arts action also.

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            Downfall

            German (english subtitles)

            Is based on Hitlers secretarys diary centred around the last two weeks of the war mostly told within Hitlers bunker. Extremely powerful film, fantastic acting. If you like war movies, this should be a must see

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            • #7
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              The Castle

              1997 - Australian comedy, starring Michael Caton, Stephen Curry, Eric Bana... Made in 11 days at a budget of only $19,000!

              Very Australian, hilarious, cheeky, great characters (particularly Darryl Kerrigan, who introduced many catch phrases into popular culture - including "Thats going straight to the pool room", "Tell im hes dreamin").

              Laugh my head off every time.

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              • #8
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                My nomination is The Matrix (ie; #1)

                Directed by the Wachowski brothers
                Staring
                Keanu Reeves,
                Laurence Fishburne
                Hugo Weaving
                Kate Moss etc.

                Love the foyer scene, great to show off the surround sound system

                Steve.

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                • #9
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                  The Departed

                  Leonardo diCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Ray Winstone, Mark Wahlburg, Martin Sheen

                  Directed by Martin Scorcese

                  It is the American version of the Hong Kong flick "Infernal Affairs" which is equally as good, if not better than The Departed.

                  Features a cast of stars at their best - particularly diCaprio who, until seeing this movie, I though was over-rated.

                  Nicholson plays canny crime boss Frank Costello who has a mole in the police force. Police chief Queenan (Sheen) is determined to bring Costello down. DiCaprio and Damon are cops who are assisting in the case. Wahlberg is also superb as the no-holds-barred style of cop.

                  Brilliant to the end, with a nice twist. A must-see for crime story lovers.

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                    Blood Diamond

                    Leo Di Caprio
                    Djimon Hounsou

                    Set in Sierra Leone tells the story of a fisherman who is enslaved working in the diamond mines who finds a large rare stone and a smuggler who wants it. This was our biggest movie of 07 and one of Di Caprios finest performances (as per Departed). HIghly recommended (particularly on Bluray if you have it)

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by 5C6A616E7B607D0F0 link=1257626991/5#5 date=1257736034
                      Downfall

                      German (english subtitles)

                      Is based on Hitlers secretarys diary centred around the last two weeks of the war mostly told within Hitlers bunker. Extremely powerful film, fantastic acting. If you like war movies, this should be a must see
                      Sounds interesting, have added it to the list, thanks.

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                      • #12
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                        Life Is Beautiful.

                        A mid nineties Italian film about an Italian Jew who has to use his brilliant imagination to shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by 575D485F5F504442310 link=1257626991/8#8 date=1257812239
                          The Departed
                          One I saw on the weekend: Departures


                          Won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film this year.

                          A classical musician loses his dream job and is forced to take on the lessalluring job of "encoffinator" - someone who prepares a body for placement in a coffin. He doesnt explain to his wife what his new job is but the irony is that is a role of immense dignity and even beauty. Part comedy, part tragedy - this is a highly poignant movie - especially at the end when he has to handle the death of his estranged father.

                          In a word - subarashii (wonderful)

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                          • #14
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                            One of my favourite films of all time is called Being There
                            The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard A. Dysart and Richard Basehart. Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Sellers was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. This was the last Peter Sellers film to be released while he was alive.

                            However its a film you need to watch until the very last scene as thats where one is shown who the main character really is



                            KK

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                            • #15
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                              Two Hands
                              Starring Heath Ledger, Rose Byrne and Brian Brown.

                              This stars a young Heath Ledger who plays the role of a young man trying to get ahead in the Cross. Brown plays the roll of the local crime lord who enlists ledger to run some errands. This all goes astray for Ledger. Id liken this to an Aussie version of "Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels". Violent but with clever use of recurring themes. A great Aussie movie, one of my alltime favorites

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