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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Thanks for the recommendation. The one of his films I've heard most about (apart from Melancholia, but that was only because it got all that attention at Cannes last year) is probably Breaking the Waves - that's one I've had my eye on for quite a while now. :holmes: Have you seen it?



    Definitely not. :laugh: Star Trek (2009) might be best suited to your needs, then; possibly Mr Nobody if you want something a little artsier/more intelligent.


    No I have not seen it and probably will not, maybe when I am not alone When I watched "Dogville" I was alone and in the end I was cuddled on bed in tears and shivering. Although I am not easily scared or shocked, I watch a lot of horror and thriller movies.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    That leaves you Donnie Darko, Moon, Star Trek (2009), Sunshine, The Fountain (not sure if it's 'science fiction') and Primer. Those are all worth a watch!

    As for additional recommendations: District 9, Alien, Aliens, Predators (the new one, not to be confused with Predator), Super 8, Tron: Legacy, E.T., Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick, Cloverfield and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - whichever out of those you haven't seen.
    I watch so many films and forget them almost instantly Will make sure to give the others a watch though, might rewatch Pitch Black as well, loved that film when I was younger, a very clever play on the fear of the dark.

    Perhaps I should watch Waterworld again for some quality programming :ahee:
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    (Original post by Na-dia)
    What do you all think of Lars von Triers movies? They creep me out and I can not watch any more of his films. I would say he is pretty good at creating and maintaining the atmosphere but that is the very thing that leaves me dreadfully depressed every time. Perhaps I should just refrain from watching his films but I can not fight my curiosity.
    I apologise for my english in case if some word combinations seem bizzare, it is not my mother tongue but I am doing my best.
    I haven't heard of him outside of Melancholia, which I was really interested in giving a watch at some point. It sounded a bit similar to Another Earth, which was out in the same year. I think.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I would say that Melancholia was the best directed film of last year. He's not consistent, but he has extraordinary talent both in terms of getting the best out of his actors and with framing and pacing devices to draw you into the film. Melancholia really is staggeringly good as a first viewing, and only becomes more impressive upon reflection.

    I absolutely agree that he has talent and works best with actors, that is why I am so impressed with his films. He drags me into the film and it holds me for a while after the film is finished. It is so strong that I can't handle it, the feeling lasts under my skin

    I have not watched Melancholia, will actually watch it now.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    That leaves you Donnie Darko, Moon, Star Trek (2009), Sunshine, The Fountain (not sure if it's 'science fiction') and Primer. Those are all worth a watch!

    As for additional recommendations: District 9, Alien, Aliens, Predators (the new one, not to be confused with Predator), Super 8, Tron: Legacy, E.T., Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick, Cloverfield and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - whichever out of those you haven't seen.
    Tron: Legacy? :erm:
    Thumbs up for District 9 though (and Cloverfield, Chronicles of Riddick and Cloverfield :p: )
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    (Original post by Revent)
    Tron: Legacy? :erm:
    Thumbs up for District 9 though (and Cloverfield, Chronicles of Riddick and Cloverfield :p: )
    I quite enjoyed it. Certainly not as good as some users in this society (:pierre:) hyped it up for months to be, but the visual style and soundtrack made the film stand out even if the story was lacking.

    I also hear they are making follow-ups to the Riddick films.
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    (Original post by Mess.)
    What would be a decent sci fi film to watch, considering I have already seen (from memory):

    Children of Men
    Star Wars
    Blade Runner
    The Matrix
    Source Code
    and some others that I can't remember :mmm:

    Oh I haven't seen the Kubrick? film, A Space Odyssey or something. Is it as good as it gets rated :beard:
    I actually asked this same question not a couple of days ago. :mmm:

    I'd recommend Solaris. The original seventies version, not the remake. I watched it yesterday and absolutely loved it.
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    Is this real? :holmes: 'Hitchcock directing the famous MGM logo lion mascot'.

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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I haven't heard of him outside of Melancholia, which I was really interested in giving a watch at some point. It sounded a bit similar to Another Earth, which was out in the same year. I think.
    On a broadly related note, I thought Another Earth was pretty poor. :sadnod: I was really looking forward to it too, after being intrigued by the trailer.
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    Meanwhile I am on the 50s minute of Melancholia
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    (Original post by Na-dia)
    What do you all think of Lars von Triers movies? They creep me out and I can not watch any more of his films. I would say he is pretty good at creating and maintaining the atmosphere but that is the very thing that leaves me dreadfully depressed every time. Perhaps I should just refrain from watching his films but I can not fight my curiosity.


    I apologise for my english in case if some word combinations seem bizzare, it is not my mother tongue but I am doing my best.
    Well I loved Antichrist, but ofcourse it isn't for everyone. I know self genital mutilation isn't everyone's taste, but of the ones I have seen, Dogville and Melancholia, I think it's his best.
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    The Shawshank Redemption on ITV :love: :adore:
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I quite enjoyed it. Certainly not as good as some users in this society (:pierre:) hyped it up for months to be, but the visual style and soundtrack made the film stand out even if the story was lacking.

    I also hear they are making follow-ups to the Riddick films.
    I was SUPER excited for it :p: Admittedly, the special effects were :love: But the story was just not that great

    Ooh, link?
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    So, Brave opening to just lukewarm reviews. One review says it doesn't take any risks, which basically means it isn't very innovative. Pixar in decline? :holmes:

    (Original post by Na-dia)
    50 minutes into Melancholia
    How did you like it?
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    (Original post by Revent)
    I was SUPER excited for it :p: Admittedly, the special effects were :love: But the story was just not that great

    Ooh, link?
    I won't claim to be knowledgeable at all about SFX, but the ones in Tron: Legacy really didn't do anything for me. I was actually really underwhelmed. :nothing:
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    I watched The NeverEnding Story last night. It certainly brought back a lot of memories. It's the one film that never fails to make me cry! :cry2:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)

    How did you like it?
    Being completely honest, I did like it and liked it a lot. It kept me alert during the whole film, I did want to know what is going to happen next and did not want to stop watching it. It did however leave me sad but nowhere near as depressed or horrified as I thought it would.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I won't claim to be knowledgeable at all about SFX, but the ones in Tron: Legacy really didn't do anything for me. I was actually really underwhelmed. :nothing:
    Really? :eek: I honestly can't think of a film (other than Avatar) that has better SFX :erm: I guess maybe it looks really sleek and what not because of the black and shiny blue stuff making it look futuristic :p: But even then, I still can't think of anything off the top of my head with better SFX. Maybe the one with the girls/prostitues, can't remember the name, she starts dancing and goes into her fantasy world.
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    (Original post by Revent)
    Ooh, link?
    Riddick 2013

    Following the events of The Chronicles of Riddick the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

    The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
    And the fourth and fifth films might be involving the Underverse and Furya respectively.
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    (Original post by Revent)
    Really? :eek: I honestly can't think of a film (other than Avatar) that has better SFX :erm: I guess maybe it looks really sleek and what not because of the black and shiny blue stuff making it look futuristic :p: But even then, I still can't think of anything off the top of my head with better SFX. Maybe the one with the girls/prostitues, can't remember the name, she starts dancing and goes into her fantasy world.
    Sucker Punch? That had the typical 300 esque special effects. Nothing special.

    I'd say Prometheus is up there with Tron: Legacy in terms of gorgeous special effects/cinematography.
 
 
 
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