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    OT: Time again for Movie Recommendations

    Skinny will be a bachelor this weekend. And I typically take this alone time to get caught up on movies that are unappealing to the SO. I'm a big fan of dialog-heavy, not-so-cookie cutter plots (read: No Country for Old Men; Usual Suspects), and not opposed to a little violence as long as it's not gratuitous (that is, big fan of Saving Private Ryan, but likely would never watch The Transporter. Also, I maybe watch a DVD once every two months or so, and go to the movies maybe twice a year. So, I'm a bit behind the curve.

    I have Tropic Thunder waiting for me this weekend. Any other recommendations of new releases I should look into?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Skinny will be a bachelor this weekend. And I typically take this alone time to get caught up on movies that are unappealing to the SO. I'm a big fan of dialog-heavy, not-so-cookie cutter plots (read: No Country for Old Men; Usual Suspects), and not opposed to a little violence as long as it's not gratuitous (that is, big fan of Saving Private Ryan, but likely would never watch The Transporter. Also, I maybe watch a DVD once every two months or so, and go to the movies maybe twice a year. So, I'm a bit behind the curve.

    I have Tropic Thunder waiting for me this weekend. Any other recommendations of new releases I should look into?
    alternative lifestyle pornography films should suit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    alternative lifestyle pornography films should suit you.
    That's not a genre in Netflix. Can you recommend specific titles please?
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    Slum Dog Millionaire better than one would think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Slum Dog Millionaire better than one would think!
    Slumdog Millionaire is gay porn?

    Actually, that is very high on my list. But I do know the SO wants to see that as well.

    I should have been more specific: recommend me DVDs (to watch at home), since I'm still kind of gimping around (although if I get bored, I might go see Revolutionary Road this weekend, since I'm a big Sam Mendes fan).
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    Tropic Thunder was a let down except for the crazy Tom Cruise spots and Jack Black being on an assortment of drugs. Speaking of No Country. . . I just saw "Burn After Reading" which is by the Coen Brothers, pretty good, different, funny, and good.

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    Hancock - not a "great" film, but parts of it had me lmao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Slumdog Millionaire is gay porn?
    Don't try and fool us we know you have the gay porn already handled.


    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I should have been more specific: recommend me DVDs (to watch at home), since I'm still kind of gimping around (although if I get bored,
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    Hancock - not a "great" film, but parts of it had me lmao.
    Yea he plays a good drunk. . . and he was drunk for most of the movie. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Slum Dog Millionaire better than one would think!
    why would one think it wouldn't be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    That's not a genre in Netflix. Can you recommend specific titles please?

    the recent batman was pretty spiffy.
    a bridge over the river kwai is always a safe bet
    Spartacus might work for you as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee Trash
    Tropic Thunder was a let down except for the crazy Tom Cruise spots and Jack Black being on an assortment of drugs. Speaking of No Country. . . I just saw "Burn After Reading" which is by the Coen Brothers, pretty good, different, funny, and good.
    I heard the same about Tropic Thunder, but going to give it a shot (since I have it already). I put Pinapple Express at the top of my list. Did you see that, and have an opinion? Burn after Reading is a really good call. I'm a Coen Bros fan, but have not see all of their comedies (LadyKillers and the one with Clooney and Zeta-Jones comes to mind). The ones I've seen, I've generally liked (with the exception of Barton Fink and Miller's Crossing, which I've been told I need to give a second chance).
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Don't try and fool us we know you have the gay porn already handled.




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    I bought Pineapple Express. It's a keeper. You've gotta like their style, etc. Some thought that Superbad was better and that they didn't find Pineapple as funny. It requires a certain humour or understanding of the humour and stupid lifestyle associated with pot. So that appealed to me and then on top of that you've got some really funny actors, especially Franco.

    I think we've had this conversation before. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size
    why would one think it wouldn't be good?
    It's not the typical Hollywood movie, some may not enjoy having to read subtitles at points in the movie.
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    Send Tropic Thunder back .....


    and older movie but a very good drama - Primal Fear with Richard Geere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    It's not the typical Hollywood movie, some may not enjoy having to read subtitles at points in the movie.
    so subtitles and non hollywood = not as good as one would think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Sorry, as a book publisher, I take copyright laws pretty seriously. Can any jerk lawyers back me on this......please?
    I hear you and don't don't condone violating the law be Internet downloads or crossing the border illegally!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size
    so subtitles and non hollywood = not as good as one would think?
    I said better than one would think. So subtitles and non Hollywood = better than one would think!
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    -Reservoir Dogs
    -From Dusk Till Dawn

    I can only watch these films when no one is home, although my wife did really like Kill Bill 1 and 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    -From Dusk Till Dawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Skinny will be a bachelor this weekend. And I typically take this alone time to get caught up on movies that are unappealing to the SO. I'm a big fan of dialog-heavy, not-so-cookie cutter plots (read: No Country for Old Men; Usual Suspects), and not opposed to a little violence as long as it's not gratuitous (that is, big fan of Saving Private Ryan, but likely would never watch The Transporter. Also, I maybe watch a DVD once every two months or so, and go to the movies maybe twice a year. So, I'm a bit behind the curve.

    I have Tropic Thunder waiting for me this weekend. Any other recommendations of new releases I should look into?
    I just returned American Gangster to netflix. It was dialog heavy with a small dose of realistic violence... so it might be what you're looking for. I thought it was really quite good... reminded me a bit of Donnie Brasco.

    I also just returned The Happening... which was one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. N. Night Shymalamadingdong is now dead to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    Is that the one with Selma ? Hubba hubba

    Si senior. That movie has everything one could ever want in mindless entertainment. Blood, guts, Selma, Harvey Keitel, Cheech Marin. Not to mention vampires!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy
    I just returned American Gangster to netflix. It was dialog heavy with a small dose of realistic violence... so it might be what you're looking for. I thought it was really quite good... reminded me a bit of Donnie Brasco.

    I also just returned The Happening... which was one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. N. Night Shymalamadingdong is now dead to me.
    I was super-stoked to see American Gangster when they started showing the previews. But never followed through at the theaters. It's on cable now, and I keep forgetting to DVR it.

    I heard the same thing about The Happening.
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    Super High Me was a little lame. . . that and I was stoned so I fell asleep. . .

    King Corn - is a really eye opening documentary about corn. . . sounds lame but it's everywhere and it's nasty (think high fructose corn syrup and corn fed cattle and other livestock).

    The Wire - from HBO is one of the best series I've ever seen. Generation Kill was very good as well.

    I've got some killer movies I've just seen but nothings coming to mind. . .

    Max Payne is the next on my list I played the video game back in the day and have heard the movie ain't bad.

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    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    Milk looks really good. . .

    What about Gran Torino. . . anyone seen it?

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    Anyone seen the Wrestler yet? Could be a good solo movie if your SO is not into it.

    Im dying to go see Mickey in his finest since Barfly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    This one is definitely on my list, but since I see one or two movies a year in the theaters, this one is a renter.
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    Hope to see Gran Torino tonight, American Gangster was very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I heard the same about Tropic Thunder, but going to give it a shot (since I have it already). I put Pinapple Express at the top of my list. Did you see that, and have an opinion? Burn after Reading is a really good call. I'm a Coen Bros fan, but have not see all of their comedies (LadyKillers and the one with Clooney and Zeta-Jones comes to mind). The ones I've seen, I've generally liked (with the exception of Barton Fink and Miller's Crossing, which I've been told I need to give a second chance).
    If you don't like Miller's Crossing, you ain't a CB fan.

    I loved Michael Clayton to death. If you liked Three Days of the Condor, I think you will like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    If you don't like Miller's Crossing, you ain't a CB fan.

    I loved Michael Clayton to death. If you liked Three Days of the Condor, I think you will like it.
    I am a fan of smart movies. I fell asleep trying to watch Michael Clayton. Three Days of the Condor was much better if I remember that movie correctly. I wanna say Robert Redford was in that....can't remember the chick he hijacked. Maybe Jane Fonda or Faye Donaway(sp?).... although I think the only movie RR and JF did together was that 60's movie where they got married young and lived in a NY apartment...back when she was hot.

    In the relm of 70's movies The Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood is a good Saturday movie. Good plot, good casting and some climbing footage in Switzerland or somewhere over there to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee Trash
    Milk looks really good. . .

    What about Gran Torino. . . anyone seen it?
    Gran Torino was not as dramatic as one would think. I laughed through much of it. pretty good movie.

    Dark Night,Pineapple Express and Michael Clayton are the only other movies on this thread I recommend. Every other movie I thought stunk. American Gangster, Reservoir Dogs, Happening, Burn After Reading, etc. You guys have a unique taste in movies.

    Try the latest Rambo (seriously) or Rocky Balboa. Or you could see Hotel For Dogs Hollywood and Baliwood need to take a look at the nonsense they are making. fire the writers if they suck that bad.

    Don't see Marley and Me with friends. Unless your friends think its cool when dust gets into your eyes and this weird clear fluid comes out.

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    OOOh newest Rocky was intense. . . lots of death and violence, made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee Trash
    Tropic Thunder was a let down except for the crazy Tom Cruise spots and Jack Black being on an assortment of drugs. Speaking of No Country. . . I just saw "Burn After Reading" which is by the Coen Brothers, pretty good, different, funny, and good.
    +1 for "Burn After Reading"

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    I just watched 'Juno' today. Fantastic movie. Hardly and action flick though.

    Although this movie is NOTHING like Napoleon Dynamite I would think it apeals to a simalar audience. Smart, funny in an understated way, and somewhat moving emotionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    I just watched 'Juno' today. Fantastic movie. Hardly and action flick though.

    Although this movie is NOTHING like Napoleon Dynamite I would think it apeals to a simalar audience. Smart, funny in an understated way, and somewhat moving emotionally.

    I need a hug.
    Yea, I've seen Juno a couple times, and it's a very, very good movie. This is definitely the type of moive I like.

    If you like "smart, funny" movies, heavy on the dialog, I strongly encourage you to check out Walt Stillman's trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, and Last Days of Disco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Yea, I've seen Juno a couple times, and it's a very, very good movie. This is definitely the type of moive I like.

    If you like "smart, funny" movies, heavy on the dialog, I strongly encourage you to check out Walt Stillman's trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, and Last Days of Disco.
    I do, and I will.

    Barcelona? Vicky Christina Barcelona? I do like Woody Allen movies (can't believe I admitted that to the world just now) and who doesn't like Scarlet Johannson?

    Another smart movie I just saw was the The Darjeeling Limited. Not everyone's cup of tea but I really liked it. Dialog heavy, unusual story, great acting and not the normal Hollywood crap (which I love also I.E Predator, lol.)

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    you want dialog? glengarry glen ross
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    Just watched Max Payne . . . If you played the video game it made it pretty cool to see the movie, not great. I can't really imagine liking it too much if I was not familiar with the game.

    Also "Appaloosa". . . it was like a solid B. Ed Harris and Viggo the LOTR dude. Harris directied it, produced it, might of even written it. . . not sure. Pretty good western.

    Anyone seen "On the Waterfront" now thats a good movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    I do, and I will.

    Barcelona? Vicky Christina Barcelona? I do like Woody Allen movies (can't believe I admitted that to the world just now) and who doesn't like Scarlet Johannson?

    Another smart movie I just saw was the The Darjeeling Limited. Not everyone's cup of tea but I really liked it. Dialog heavy, unusual story, great acting and not the normal Hollywood crap (which I love also I.E Predator, lol.)
    No, it's just titled Barcelona, and it's set in Barcelona during the World's Fair. I'd watch them in the order in my original post, so watch Barcelona second.

    I've only seen a couple Woody Allen films (Annie Hall, Bananas, and Match Point) that I can remember. He's hit or miss with me (although I could watch Annie Hall over and over).

    I DVRed Darjeeling Limited, but I guess I never saved it. I do want to see that, as I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson. (I assume you've seen Rushmore and Royal Tenenbaums?)
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    skinny-tire = 300

    but I'm sure you've already seen that one 300 times!

    I'd go with Into the Wild
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg
    skinny-tire = 300

    but I'm sure you've already seen that one 300 times!

    I'd go with Into the Wild
    Nope, never saw 300...or Gladiator.

    Into the Wild was good, but not as good as the book (I hated how the movie made Chris out to be some kind of martyr). I ended up watching Man on Wire, and would highly recommend.
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