As I mentioned, I'm planning to watch and review 42 films in the space of 42 days - the summer school holidays here in Sydney.
I can probably find 42 films to watch, but I'm certainly open to suggestions. Just three requirements:
The Nanoha A's movie and the Mouretsu Pirates movie.
Also Keroro Gunsou Movie #5. (Which takes place on Easter Island.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, December 21 2015 01:18 PM (+rSRq)
I just did something strange to the formatting for my page and I don't know what. Help?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, December 21 2015 02:25 PM (+rSRq)
Never mind. I found it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, December 21 2015 02:26 PM (+rSRq)
The Mouretsu Pirates
movie might be a good one. I've lined up a few recommendations at work, and got an iTunes gift card in our office Secret Santa.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, December 21 2015 04:02 PM (PiXy!)
So the list at the moment:
1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (1 elephant)
2. Twelve Monkeys (3 monkeys)
4. The Prestige
5. Inside Out
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, December 21 2015 04:20 PM (PiXy!)
The Princess Bride
Better Off Dead
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Jackie Chan's City Hunter (I don't know if you can track down a copy - I ended up with a Hong Kong LD, plus a rough translation from Usenet which clarified things, but wasn't absolutely necessary)
Posted by: Hypozeuxis at Tuesday, December 22 2015 05:35 PM (KR/O2)
Have you ever seen The 36th Chamber of Shaolin? It's one of the very best kung fu movies, a shining star in a sea of dreck. Very much worth your while, but it may be a bit difficult to find.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, December 22 2015 05:59 PM (+rSRq)
Hypo - I've seen The Princess Bride
many times, and The Gods Must Be Crazy
once or twice. Haven't seen Better Off Dead
, but it's not on Netflix or iTunes, so I'll have to look around.
Steven - I haven't seen The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
, and it's available on Netflix, so I'll put that on the list.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 22 2015 07:17 PM (PiXy!)
The Triplets of Belleville
Posted by: Don at Wednesday, December 23 2015 03:45 AM (0kRhp)
When I click on the "Edit" after my comment, it merely reloads the page rather than lets me fix the comment. (Each title should be on a separate line.) This happens in both Safari and Chrome.
Posted by: Don at Wednesday, December 23 2015 03:54 AM (0kRhp)
I don't think there's supposed to be any ability to edit existing comments. I sure have never seen any such button.
If there's a bug here, it's probably that button showing up.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, December 23 2015 06:34 AM (+rSRq)
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, December 23 2015 08:36 AM (+rSRq)
Shoot 'Em Up
. Which is John Wick
done as black humor.
... the first one, which is very good, as opposed to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
, which is good only if you're deeply familiar with the comics, and even then it's not so great.
The Adventures of Tintin
. My favorite Orson Welles movie, despite it not being anywhere near his best work.
. Because I don't know how much you know about baseball, and I'd love to hear what someone who isn't a fan of the sport thinks about the film.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, December 23 2015 01:12 PM (zAcee)
Shoot 'Em Up
is on my iTunes account, though I don't remember buying it, so that goes on the list.
I'll take a look at the others - they all sound like good suggestions, but none of them are on Netflix. Netflix Australia doesn't have much of a catalog.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, December 23 2015 01:38 PM (PiXy!)
Minority Report is
on Netflix. Added.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, December 23 2015 01:40 PM (PiXy!)
Don - no-one seems to have Tampopo
. I'll give Secondhand Lions
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, December 23 2015 03:53 PM (PiXy!)
Quite probably safe to skip Sucker Punch
, even if it is pretty to look at. I'd suggest Primer
and A Scanner Darkly
Posted by: Artee at Thursday, December 24 2015 11:18 AM (5blmT)
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thursday, December 24 2015 11:59 AM (zAcee)
The best review of Sucker Punch
I ever read was basically: "Things The Internet Likes: The Movie". It's visually spectacular, and braindead, and I own a copy on DVD that I dust off from time to time
Posted by: Artee at Thursday, December 24 2015 12:12 PM (5blmT)
I looked for a copy of Primer
today. It's not on Netflix or iTunes, and JB Hifi didn't have it either. If I can get it it will go on the list. (This thing will run until the end of January, so that seems likely...)
I don't mind watching a movie that's a visual spectacle with an idiot plot, as long as the director doesn't deeply believe it's more than that. Also, I already have Sucker Punch
; I think it was on a 2 for $20 sale.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 24 2015 01:20 PM (PiXy!)
Two (or three, depending on how you want to count them) more for you:
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
. Big goofy fun with cars in Japan. Notable for being the entry in the FF franchise almost entirely lacking in Vin Diesel. Also notable for a female lead with an almost perfectly square face and a jawline that could cut diamonds. I was shocked at how much I liked it.
and/or its older, less expensive prequel El Mariachi
. EM was shot for $7000. D was shot for $7million. One has Antonio Banderas and a young Salma Hayek. The other was shot for $7000. Both were directed by Robert Rodriguez who also did Sin City
and its sequel. I'm a big fan of Desperado
, not as huge a fan of EM
... mainly because it looks like it was shot for $7000, and the acting is, shall we say, spotty.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thursday, December 24 2015 02:05 PM (zAcee)
The Lego Movie
Iron Monkey -- non-gloomy kung-fu action
Casablanca (just in case you haven't seen it)
Cars (because you mentioned you could be talked into giving it another shot; it's not my favorite Pixar by a long stretch, but it's still worthwhile)
Posted by: Griffin at Thursday, December 24 2015 03:48 PM (fEEE3)
The City of Lost Children
Planes: Fire and Rescue. No, seriously. The first might have just been an attempt to do Cars with an airplane, but the second actually had a decent story.
Oh, and to go with Desperado and El Mariachi, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico", also with Banderas and Hayek.
Kamikaze Girls - A Gothic Lolita stuck in the hinterlands of Japan hooks up with her polar opposite, a biker chick, and it gets bizarre from there.
Posted by: Mauser at Thursday, December 24 2015 04:49 PM (5Ktpu)
--the 2013 Ron Howard movie about the James Hunt/Nikki Lauda rivalry (warnings for nudity, coarse language, and disturbingly realistic/gory portrayals of '70s-era Formula One crashes)
Truth in 24
and Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts
--Audi's self-made documentaries about their 2008 and 2011 Le Mans campaigns (warnings for Audi corporate braggadocio and Jason Statham narration)
Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Friday, December 25 2015 12:18 PM (XC8ds)
I second Rush
. A very good movie that happens to be about Formula 1, as opposed a Formula 1 movie that happens to be very good.
I'm not big on the Truth in 24
films, though. That's just me.
If you haven't seen it already, might I suggest Big Hero 6
for your list? I just finished watching it (literally, like, 10 minutes ago) and was quite impressed. I think Pixar would have been happy with it if they had done it which they didn't.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, December 25 2015 02:08 PM (zAcee)
Unfortunately (if that's the right word) I've already seen Big Hero 6
. I like it a lot; it's a little uneven but a lot of fun. And I loved the setting of San Fransokyo. I want to live there.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, December 25 2015 02:47 PM (PiXy!)
I'm not surprised you've seen it already, honestly... about a quarter of the world did when it came out, after all. If I wasn't allergic to people, I would have gone to see it in the theaters. Lovely film.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, December 25 2015 03:10 PM (zAcee)
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