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    Red was a good watch. A fun movie. Reminded me of another Willis film "The whole 9 yards". Crouching Tiger was good too. If you get a chance Anstro, and if you like those kung fu movies, watch Iron Monkey. It is older, made in the 90's but still has that Crouching Tiger style cinematics. I liked it better, but then again I really like kung fu and karate movies. Been watching them since I was a kid
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    ^^^ I like kung fu movies but I love samurai movies 'When the Last Sword is Drawn' pretty much being my favorite.
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    Feb.10
    Election
    1999
    Alexander Payne
    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick
    RT-92% IMDB-7.3/10

    Tracy Flick is the most driven student at Carver High, who just happens to be having an affair with one of her teachers. Another teacher--Mr. McAllister--is having an affair with his wife's best friend. Student Elections are under way, when Mr. McAllister persuades football jock Paul to run against Flick for his own pleasure. Flick, of course, is mortified that Paul is even trying to compete. Tammy, Paul's lesbian sister who got dumped by her girlfriend to go with Paul, decides that running against her brother is the best revenge. Who will win the election this year?
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    ^^^^^^^^^^ I gotta know how that one was :)
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    Forbidden Planet
    Fred M. Wilcox
    Walter Pridgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielson
    RT-98% IMDB-7.7/10

    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.
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    i really liked it. worth a watch. really fun to see broderick fall apart... definitely not a "righteous dude"
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    This one I remember from when it came out- Robby is still a Fan Fav :)
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    Requiem for a Dream
    2000
    Darren Aronofsky
    Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connolly, Marlon Wayans
    RT-78% IMDB-8.4/10

    Based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr., this gritty drama concerns four people trapped by their addictions. Harry (Jared Leto), and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY, while Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry dreams of scoring a pound of smack, from which he could make enough money to open a clothing boutique with Marion, but so far he and his friends can barely scrape by supporting their own habits. Meanwhile, Harry's mother Sara (Ellen Burstyn), who spends her days watching television, is told she has the opportunity to appear on her favorite game show; wanting to lose enough weight to fit into her favorite red dress, she visits a sleazy doctor who gives her a prescription for amphetamines. Soon Sara has a drug habit of her own that is spiraling out of control. Requiem for a Dream was directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Selby; it was Aronofsky's second feature, following his acclaimed independent film Pi.
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    ^^^^^^^^ sounds very dark, not sure my mood could absorb it, how was it?
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    It's very dark. watching the mom go downhill is very depressing
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    the summary sounded pretty depressing, not a place I care to go for entertainment, might make an exception to watch The Trial or Citizen Kane tho
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    Vertigo
    1958
    Alfred Hitchcock
    James Stewart, Kim Novak
    RT-98% IMDB-8.5/10

    Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one), this adaptation of the French novel D'entre les morts weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit. It opens as Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) realizes he has vertigo, a condition resulting in a fear of heights, when a police officer is killed trying to rescue him from falling off a building. Scottie then retires from his position as a private investigator, only to be lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore). Elster's wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), has been possessed by a spirit, and Elster wants Scottie to follow her. He hesitantly agrees, and thus begins the film's wordless montage as Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's hypnotic score). After saving her from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her, and she appears to feel the same way. Here tragedy strikes, and each twist in the movie's second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events. In 1996 a new print of Vertigo was released, restoring the original grandeur of the colors and the San Francisco backdrop, as well as digitally enhancing the soundtrack
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    this was the first time watching this. started getting a little antsy with the slow start. but wow a classic for a reason what a great film. didn't see the ending coming. 4.5*
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    ^^^ the slow start was Alfred's version of foreplay :) Great film one of my Hitchcock favorites
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    Watching When The Last Sword Is Drawn now. ... City of Tokyo. Winter 1899.............
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    it can seem slow but the ending is more than worth it.
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    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    1975
    Peter Weir
    Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard
    RT-91% IMDB-7.6/10

    Peter Weir's haunting and evocative mystery is set in the Australia of 1900, a mystical place where the British have attempted to impose their Christian culture with such tweedy refinements as a girls' boarding school. After gauzily-photographed, nicely underplayed scenes of the girls' budding sexuality being restrained in Victorian corsets, the uptight headmistress (Rachel Roberts) takes them on a Valentine's Day picnic into the countryside, and several of the girls, led by the lovely Miranda(Anne Lambert) decide to explore a nearby volcanic rock formation. It's a desolate, primitive, vaguely menacing place, where one can almost feel the presence of ancient pagan spirits. Something -- and there is an unspoken but palpable emphasis on the inherent carnality of the place -- draws four of the girls to explore the rock. Three never return. No one ever finds out why. The repercussions for the school are tragic, and of course Roberts reacts with near-crazed anger, but what really happened? Weir gives enough clues to suggest any number of explanations, both physical and supernatural
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    what was your take deebo?
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    Naked
    1993
    Mike Leigh
    David Thewlis, Karrin Cartlidge, Lesley Sharp
    RT-88% IMDB-7.9/10

    A scathing look at Britain in the post-Thatcher era, Mike Leigh's Naked stars David Thewlis as Johnny, an unemployed layabout with a philosophical bent and a nasty edge. In the opening scene, he's committing rape, and before the credits even roll, he's also stolen a car to flee from Manchester to the London home of an old girlfriend (Lesley Sharp). The film's loose, sprawling narrative follows Johnny as he randomly makes his way through the streets of London, encountering a homeless Scottish couple, a nightwatchman and a series of women whom he charms and discards. He lives defiantly outside of the system, refusing to conform to the demands of anyone (including himself).
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    Hard Boiled
    1992
    John Woo
    Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung
    RT-94% IMDB-8/10

    Yun-Fat portrays a maverick, clarinet-playing cop nicknamed "Tequila" whose partner is killed in the dizzying chaos of a restaurant gunfight with a small army of gangsters. It is soon revealed that one of the mob's high-ranking assassins is Tony (Tony Leung), an undercover cop who, despite his badge, is dangerously close to the edge. Tequila and Tony must team up in a tense partnership, and their common pursuit of a vicious crime lord results in a brilliantly elaborate climax in a hospital, where the heroes must rescue newborn babies from the maternity ward while fighting off dozens of mob soldiers

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