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Post by mightysparks » May 15th, 2011, 3:21 pm

Discuss your lists/others lists here. If you want to write reviews, start a new topic instead so you can have them all in one place.

But if you've watched something you really loved, really hate or you want to ask about another member's lists etc, then do that here! :)
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Post by mightysparks » May 16th, 2011, 3:37 am

I just have to say this; chemosh6969 you are awesome.
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Post by VincentPrice » May 16th, 2011, 8:45 pm

Goddamn, chemosh, and I thought I watched a lot of movies.

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Post by chemosh6969 » May 16th, 2011, 10:31 pm

Watching that many turns the good ones really good and the bad ones really bad. The middle ground becomes a lot smaller.

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Post by AdamH » May 17th, 2011, 12:34 am

I really wish I'd started a film log sooner. So glad we have this one now as I could never be bothered getting round to doing one before...

And amazing Chemosh!

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Post by jakncoke » May 17th, 2011, 1:36 am

The link to the spreadsheet works right?

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Post by AdamH » May 17th, 2011, 2:37 am

jakncoke on May 16 2011, 07:36:10 PM wrote:The link to the spreadsheet works right?
Yeah it works. What are the "sample questions" at the top about?

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Post by jakncoke » May 17th, 2011, 4:00 am

intothewild on May 16 2011, 08:37:14 PM wrote:
jakncoke on May 16 2011, 07:36:10 PM wrote:The link to the spreadsheet works right?
Yeah it works. What are the "sample questions" at the top about?

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Dunno, never noticed them before. They mean nothing though
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Post by swoon » May 17th, 2011, 5:16 am

I'm not going to be in fourth long going by those logs :'(

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Post by jakncoke » May 17th, 2011, 7:38 am

If I somehow manage to acquire a life mine will slow down by a lot.

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Post by mightysparks » May 17th, 2011, 8:52 am

Mine would be higher if I didn't have uni :( Thankfully, this week is my last of the semester and all exams are finished by 6 June, so then I will go crazy until my Eurotrip!
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Post by Mochard » May 17th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Ill have a go at creating mine when I get home from work. I'm about 60 behind my target of 2 a day at the moment due to not being able to drive for two months and having to get the bus to and from work. Still, trying to catch up is fun.

I keep a separate list for shorts watched but I won't bother logging that on here.

The criteria I use for a film is that they have to be a minimum of 45 mins otherwise I class them as shorts. I also include documentaries. I don't keep track of rewatches either.

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Post by chemosh6969 » May 17th, 2011, 4:54 pm

mightysparks on May 17 2011, 02:52:26 AM wrote:Mine would be higher if I didn't have uni :( Thankfully, this week is my last of the semester and all exams are finished by 6 June, so then I will go crazy until my Eurotrip!
My wife managed to have 2 of our kids during two different winter final's week. That makes things hard.

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Post by karmacarroll » May 18th, 2011, 12:11 am

So just finished watching Leon. I really liked the story, though the relationship between Mathilda and Leon freaked me out a little at parts. The ending was the best part, and the casting all worked a treat, since I liked Reno, Oldman and Portman, even though she did annoy me at parts.

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Post by AdamH » May 18th, 2011, 12:55 am

karmacarroll on May 17 2011, 06:11:47 PM wrote:So just finished watching Leon. I really liked the story, though the relationship between Mathilda and Leon freaked me out a little at parts. The ending was the best part, and the casting all worked a treat, since I liked Reno, Oldman and Portman, even though she did annoy me at parts.

8/10
You know how I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I loved Studio Ghibli but not other anime films?

Well, I'm slowly starting to turn around now. You'll notice from my film log I watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time yesterday and now I'm watching 5 Centimetres Per Second.

Really starting to like them. The only other non-Ghibli one I've seen was Akira a while back and I didn't like it but these two seem different. Actually, I forgot I've seen Barefoot Gen as well which I also liked.

Not at all related to your post but your avatar made me think of this...
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Post by chemosh6969 » May 18th, 2011, 1:47 am

I liked The Girl Who Leapt Through Time but never got into 5 Centimetres Per Second. Didn't care for Akira either.

Barefoot Gen was good and so I'll recommend Graveyard of the Fireflies.

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Post by AdamH » May 18th, 2011, 1:53 am

chemosh6969 on May 17 2011, 07:47:40 PM wrote:I liked The Girl Who Leapt Through Time but never got into 5 Centimetres Per Second. Didn't care for Akira either.

Barefoot Gen was good and so I'll recommend Graveyard of the Fireflies.
I've seen most of the Ghibli films already. Grave of the Fireflies is one of my all-time favourite films. Incredible. Not sure I'd watch it again though.

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 18th, 2011, 2:05 am

intothewild on May 17 2011, 06:55:22 PM wrote:The only other non-Ghibli one I've seen was Akira a while back and I didn't like it but these two seem different.
I like anime, but I don't think much of Akira. I will probably never understand why it became the anime movie that everyone had to watch. There's much better stuff out there.
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Post by Kasparius. » May 18th, 2011, 4:11 am

karmacarroll on May 17 2011, 06:11:47 PM wrote:So just finished watching Leon. I really liked the story, though the relationship between Mathilda and Leon freaked me out a little at parts. The ending was the best part, and the casting all worked a treat, since I liked Reno, Oldman and Portman, even though she did annoy me at parts.

8/10
You gave Leon a better rating than Rear Window :(

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Post by mightysparks » May 18th, 2011, 7:05 am

Kasparius on May 17 2011, 10:11:57 PM wrote:You gave Leon a better rating than Rear Window :(
As it should be :)

Oh, and Mochard, I stole your little 'Total watched: 206 - Target: 272 - Behind by 66' thingy because it's cool and I can track my progress better :)
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Post by karmacarroll » May 18th, 2011, 7:48 am

intothewild on May 17 2011, 06:55:22 PM wrote:
karmacarroll on May 17 2011, 06:11:47 PM wrote:So just finished watching Leon. I really liked the story, though the relationship between Mathilda and Leon freaked me out a little at parts. The ending was the best part, and the casting all worked a treat, since I liked Reno, Oldman and Portman, even though she did annoy me at parts.

8/10
You know how I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I loved Studio Ghibli but not other anime films?

Well, I'm slowly starting to turn around now. You'll notice from my film log I watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time yesterday and now I'm watching 5 Centimetres Per Second.

Really starting to like them. The only other non-Ghibli one I've seen was Akira a while back and I didn't like it but these two seem different. Actually, I forgot I've seen Barefoot Gen as well which I also liked.

Not at all related to your post but your avatar made me think of this...
Yeah I've always been into anime but I prefer feature length nowadays compared to series. Though a lot of my favourite feature length anime are spin offs from series.

If you haven't watched it, I say watch Summer Wars, and Ghost in the Shell. Those are another two amazing anime films. One of my other favourites is Interstella 5555, but that's more of a 'Daft Punk fan' kinda thing.

Also, did the ending to 'The girl who leapt through time' confuse you at all? I thought it was a bit muddled up and there's a few things which still annoy me.

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Post by mightysparks » May 18th, 2011, 1:49 pm

I just watched Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). I hate trying to rate movies like this fairly. Technically, I thought it was awesome, but technical aspects are not important to me, and I didn't really 'enjoy' it that much. I kind of feel guilty giving it such a 'low' rating (a 6, if I was rating based on technical aspects alone it'd probably get an 8 or more). :(
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Post by chemosh6969 » May 18th, 2011, 4:56 pm

mightysparks on May 18 2011, 07:49:50 AM wrote:I just watched Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). I hate trying to rate movies like this fairly. Technically, I thought it was awesome, but technical aspects are not important to me, and I didn't really 'enjoy' it that much. I kind of feel guilty giving it such a 'low' rating (a 6, if I was rating based on technical aspects alone it'd probably get an 8 or more). :(
Thank you. I am the same way when rating movies. You could have the most polished, brilliant looking turd on the most amazing looking background in the world. In the end, the turd is the base of the project and a turd is a turd, no matter how much you dress it up.

I also adjust my ratings according to rewatchability. I've seen plenty of movies that I thought were amazing but I know that if I watched it a second time, say with my wife, I'd be bored out of my mind.

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 18th, 2011, 7:07 pm

mightysparks on May 18 2011, 07:49:50 AM wrote:I just watched Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). I hate trying to rate movies like this fairly. Technically, I thought it was awesome, but technical aspects are not important to me, and I didn't really 'enjoy' it that much. I kind of feel guilty giving it such a 'low' rating (a 6, if I was rating based on technical aspects alone it'd probably get an 8 or more). :(
I'm not crazy about the 1925 version, but I still prefer it to the 1959 monstrosity. Same story told in half the time. :)
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Post by SeanMX12 » May 19th, 2011, 12:38 am

chemosh6969 on May 17 2011, 07:47:40 PM wrote:I liked The Girl Who Leapt Through Time but never got into 5 Centimetres Per Second. Didn't care for Akira either.

Barefoot Gen was good and so I'll recommend Graveyard of the Fireflies.
5 Centimetres Per Second is my favorite animated film of all time. Makoto Shinkai looks like the man to replace Miyazaki as the king of anime films. My number two and three are Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle so that says a lot. I'd give 5 Centimetres another try eventually if I were you.

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Post by AdamH » June 23rd, 2011, 2:05 pm

We have the film logs pinned (at the top) in the general board so feel free to use it. Time for me to update mine...

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