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Memento Mori
11-30-2007, 04:16 PM
Well, this would work similarly to the rumble in the music forum, and probably like the rest of them as well. I'd pick all 128 myself, but, I'd rather not do all the picking, since we obviously all have different tastes. Anyways, everyone pick UP TO, BUT NO MORE THAN 8 movies they would like to see in the rumble. My 8 are as follows:

Good Will Hunting
The Shawshank Redemption
Mulholland Drive
Donnie Darko
Fight Club
The Illusionist
The Godfather
Mallrats

Hogan
12-01-2007, 03:24 PM
I <3 Huckabees
Amelie
Breathless
Buffalo '66
The Royal Tenenbaums
Leon - The Professional
Pi
and Citizen Kane should probably be included

Ketevan
12-01-2007, 03:30 PM
A Clockwork Orange
The Fifth Element
The Hitcher (1986)
Bubba Ho-tep
The Thing (John Carpenter's)
Twelve Monkeys
Unbreakable
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Neg
12-01-2007, 03:48 PM
Josie and the Pussycats
Matrix: Revolutions
Chasing Amy
All the Real Girls
SLC Punk
High Fidelity
Stateside
Say Anything

TM
12-01-2007, 04:15 PM
Nightmare On Elm Street
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (:P)
Friday The 13th
Spiderman
Stephen King's "IT"
Stephen King's "Pet Cementary"
Cannibal Holocaust
shaun of the dead
the hills have eyes

ROKI
12-01-2007, 04:32 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Perl
V for Vendetta
Saving Private Ryan
1408
Lion King
Aladdin
Grease
Spirited Away

Splintered
12-01-2007, 06:07 PM
Back to the Future
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Reservoir Dogs
Good Night, and Good Luck.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Pink Panther (1963)
Requiem for a Dream
The Untouchables

ghoulies
12-02-2007, 02:27 AM
Stephen King's IT
Street Trash
Friday the 13th
Critters
Ghoulies II
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Kill Bill vol.1
Kill Bill vol.2

ROKI
12-02-2007, 04:34 AM
I apologize, just see my post above

fastidious percolator
12-02-2007, 05:18 AM
Star Wars
Moulin Rouge!
Amores Perros
Coffee and Cigarettes
Ichi The Killer
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Nightwatch
Doctor Strangelove

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-02-2007, 02:39 PM
Luckily, lots of good picks so far, so it makes it a tad easier

Raising Arizona
Hard Boiled
The Empire Strikes Back
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty
The Shining
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

TM
12-02-2007, 02:41 PM
Killer Klowns From Outer Space


I'd just like to say, I love you

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-02-2007, 03:05 PM
You two represent the only votes it will get

Yui
12-02-2007, 03:07 PM
Transformers
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Also, would anime movies count like "Grave of the Fireflies" and "Spirited Away"?

Draven
12-02-2007, 05:06 PM
james bond...any of em

Memento Mori
12-02-2007, 05:10 PM
Let's keep it to movies that at least a majority of us would know... I don't know crap about anime, but, lots of people here do, so, if you're going to name anime movies to be in the rumble, and if they're going to have a semblance of a chance, you might want to stick to the more popular ones.

TM
12-02-2007, 05:21 PM
You two represent the only votes it will get

YOU WOULD NOT SAY THAT IF YOU HAVE SEEN IT!

MossY
12-02-2007, 05:29 PM
Oldboy
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Infernal Affairs
<s>Amelie</s>
2001: A Space Odyssey
<s>Requiem for a Dream</s>
Citizen Kane
The Prestige

Edit: Man, Kevin Spacey is in a few excellent films. Changing two choices to:

The Usual Suspects
LA Confidential

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-02-2007, 05:42 PM
HELL YEAH MOSSY

You can switch requiem for one you cancelled (Good/Bad/Ugly imo) - it was already chosen

MossY
12-02-2007, 05:57 PM
=O

Done

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-02-2007, 09:34 PM
You are in my prayers tonight, son

ROKI
12-03-2007, 09:16 AM
Do non-Japanese animated movies count? I would love to see some Disney classics in the rumble

Nightowl9910
12-03-2007, 09:36 AM
Saw
Alien/Aliens
Halloween
The Thing (John Carpenter version)
Titanic
Die Hard
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

matt damon
12-03-2007, 09:58 AM
Hairspray (the 2007 version)
AI
Pan's Labyrinth
Stardust
A Little Princess (90's version)
Hercules, the disney cartoon version
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Edward Scissorhands

Brandy
12-03-2007, 12:44 PM
Finding Neverland (2004)
The Neverending Story (1984)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Peter Pan (2003)
Dark City (1998)
Big Fish (2003
Spawn (1997)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

easygo
12-03-2007, 01:24 PM
Underworld
Underworld Evolution
The Patriot
Gladiator
Braveheart
The Shoe of the Manitu ;)
Equilibrium
Troy

Marceline
12-03-2007, 08:28 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Philidelphia Story
Rushmore
Blue Velvet
Taxi Driver
The Hudsucker Proxy
Happiness of the Katakuris
Ed Wood

J. Peterman
12-03-2007, 08:34 PM
North by Northwest
Double Indemnity
Singin' in the Rain
Blade Runner
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Out of the Past
Rear Window
Chinatown

==Citizen Kane
==Doctor Strangelove

Memento Mori
12-03-2007, 08:40 PM
Sorry Ash, I just received my 128... The rumble will be starting very soon, probably within the next couple of hours...

I will leave each rumble up for at least 24 hours, sometimes closer to 48 depending on my schedule and all.

Marceline
12-03-2007, 08:57 PM
Man, can't you get rid of some of the sequels for some his? They are awesome and will mix things up a bit. :(

Memento Mori
12-03-2007, 09:16 PM
Round 1:

The Patriot

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Aimed directly at a mainstream audience, The Patriot qualifies as respectable entertainment, but anyone expecting a definitive drama about the American Revolution should look elsewhere. Rising above the blatant crowd pleasing of Stargate, Independence Day, and Godzilla, director Roland Emmerich crafts a marvelous re-creation of South Carolina in the late 1770s (aided immeasurably by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel), and Robert Rodat's screenplay offers the same balance of epic scale and emotional urgency that elevated his earlier script for Saving Private Ryan. Unfortunately, Emmerich embraces clichés and hackneyed melodrama that a more gifted director would have avoided. Instead of attempting a truly great film about the most pivotal years of American history, Emmerich settles for a standard revenge plot with the Revolutionary War as an incidental backdrop.
On those terms, the film is engrossing and sufficiently intelligent, especially when militia leader Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) cagily negotiates with British General Cornwallis (Tom Wilkinson) in one of the most rewarding scenes. For the most part, the story concerns Martin's anguished quest for revenge against ruthless redcoat Colonel Tavington (played with snide relish by Jason Isaacs), and the rise to manhood of Martin's eldest son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), whose battlefield honor exceeds even that of his brutally volatile father. At its best, The Patriot conveys the horror of war among innocent civilians, and the epic battle scenes, while by no means masterful, are graphically intense and impressive. And although Ledger's love interest (Lisa Brenner) is too bland to register much emotion, the focus on family (which frequently relegates the war to background history) provides a suitable vehicle for Gibson, who matches his achievement in Braveheart with an effectively brooding performance.

Vs...

Unbreakable

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When Unbreakable was released, Bruce Willis confirmed that the film was the first in a proposed trilogy. Viewed in that context, this is a tantalizing and audaciously low-key thriller, with a plot that twists in several intriguing and unexpected directions. Standing alone, however, this somber, deliberately paced film requires patient leaps of faith--not altogether surprising, since this is writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's daring follow-up to The Sixth Sense. While just as assured as that earlier, phenomenal hit, Unbreakable is the work of a filmmaker whose skill exceeds his maturity, its confident style serving a story that borders on juvenile. However, Shyamalan's basic premise--that comic books are the primary conduit of modern mythology--is handled with substantial relevance.
Willis plays a Philadelphia security guard whose marriage is on the verge of failing when he becomes the sole, unscathed survivor of a devastating train wreck. When prompted by a mysterious, brittle-boned connoisseur of comic books (Samuel L. Jackson), he realizes that he's been free of illness and injury his entire life, lending credence to Jackson's theory that superheroes--and villains--exist in reality, and that Willis himself possesses extraordinary powers. Shyamalan presents these revelations with matter-of-fact gravity, and he draws performances (including those of Robin Wright Penn and Spencer Treat Clark, as Willis's wife and son) that are uniformly superb. The film's climactic revelation may strike some as ultimately silly and trivial, but if you're on Shyamalan's wavelength, the entire film will assume a greater degree of success and achievement.

FIGHT!



I choose Unbreakable. Overall a very good movie, and I'm a huge M. Night Shyamalan Fan.

Marceline
12-03-2007, 09:18 PM
Well, I'm definitely not an M. Night Shyamalan fan, but out of the two, I think Unbreakable is the better movie.

Neg
12-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Mel Gibson vs. Shamalamadingdong. :(

Unbreakable, for SLJ.

matt damon
12-03-2007, 09:47 PM
Well, I'm definitely not an M. Night Shyamalan fan, but out of the two, I think Unbreakable is the better movie.

Hogan
12-03-2007, 11:54 PM
UnbreakableI suppose.

also:
Man, can't you get rid of some of the sequels for some his? They are awesome and will mix things up a bit. :( *2

Garamond made some exteremly excellent selections.

Neg
12-04-2007, 12:04 AM
x3

Memento Mori
12-04-2007, 12:21 AM
i took five of his selections

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-04-2007, 01:26 AM
Unbreakable

THEY CALL ME MR. GLASS

I'm not Shyamalan fan either, The Village made me gag, but this one was ok by me.

Ketevan
12-04-2007, 05:30 AM
Unbreakable

RakeArmageddon
12-04-2007, 05:32 AM
Unbreakable

fastidious percolator
12-04-2007, 06:47 AM
Unbreakable. The magic of Willis and Jackson. <3

Brandy
12-04-2007, 08:28 AM
Unbreakable

easygo
12-04-2007, 10:40 AM
The Patriot for all its Hooray-patriotism! At least since that movie I'm a fan of Mel Gibson.

Nightowl9910
12-04-2007, 11:07 AM
Unbreakable

MossY
12-04-2007, 11:10 AM
<b>Unbreakable</b>, it's a very very good film imo.

TM
12-04-2007, 11:26 AM
Unbreakable

Splintered
12-05-2007, 02:51 AM
Unbreakable, easily.


The magic of Willis and Jackson. <3

Kurisutaru
12-05-2007, 02:53 AM
Unbreakable

Sobye
12-05-2007, 04:57 AM
Unbreakable.

easygo
12-05-2007, 05:30 AM
What the hell is going on? Looks like a choir of singing angels. :shock:

Okay, I'm mighty impressed! You win.

Memento Mori
12-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Well, Unbreakable won 14-1, lol... A bit of a landslide I suppose. I kinda thought The Patriot would get at least one vote, but, it appears that did not happen. Anyways, Unbreakable moves on. Next up...

The Royal Tenenbaums

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In a fitting follow-up to Rushmore, writer-director Wes Anderson and cowriter-actor Owen Wilson have crafted another comedic masterwork that ripples with inventive, richly emotional substance. Because of the all-star cast, hilarious dialogue, and oddball characters existing in their own, wholly original universe, it's easy to miss the depth and complexity of Anderson's brand of comedy. Here, it revolves around Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman), the errant patriarch of a dysfunctional family of geniuses, including precocious playwright Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow), boyish financier and grieving widower Chas (Ben Stiller), and has-been tennis pro Richie (Luke Wilson). All were raised with supportive detachment by mother Etheline (Anjelica Huston), and all ache profoundly for a togetherness they never really had. The Tenenbaums reconcile somehow, but only after Anderson and Wilson (who costars as a loopy literary celebrity) put them through a compassionate series of quirky confrontations and rekindled affections. Not for every taste, but this is brilliant work from any perspective.

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The Philadelphia Story

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Re-creating the role she originated in Philip Barry's wickedly witty Broadway play, Katharine Hepburn stars as the spoiled and snobby socialite Tracy Lord in this sparkling 1940 screen adaptation of The Philadelphia Story, one of the great romantic comedies from the golden age of MGM studios. Applying her impossibly high ideals to everyone but herself, Tracy is about to marry a stuffy executive when her congenial ex-husband (Cary Grant), arrives to protect his former father-in-law from a potentially scandalous tabloid exposé. In an Oscar-winning role, James Stewart is the scandal reporter who falls for Tracy as her wedding day arrives, throwing her into a dizzying state of premarital jitters. Who will join Tracy at the altar? Snappy dialogue flows like sparkling wine under the sophisticated direction of George Cukor in this film that turned the tide of Hepburn's career from "box-office poison" to glamorous Hollywood star.

FIGHT!


I've never seen either movie, so, I'm going to abstain.

TM
12-05-2007, 09:47 AM
The Philadelphia Story

MossY
12-05-2007, 10:54 AM
I've never seen either movie, so, I'm going to abstain.

Denny
12-05-2007, 10:58 AM
The Royal Tenenbaums

matt damon
12-05-2007, 11:33 AM
The Royal Tenenbaums

Ketevan
12-05-2007, 11:34 AM
The Royal Tenenbaums.

fastidious percolator
12-05-2007, 12:01 PM
The Philadelphia Story. I didn't enjoy the Royal Tenenbaums as much. :\

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-05-2007, 12:06 PM
Tenenbaums

Prak
12-05-2007, 12:26 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums, because Gene Hackman is the best thing since Al Gore invented space flight, and the movie was pretty darn good.

Sobye
12-05-2007, 03:24 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums.

Draven
12-05-2007, 03:53 PM
The Philadelphia Story

Marceline
12-05-2007, 05:18 PM
The Philadelphia Story

Both are classics though imo

Neg
12-05-2007, 09:04 PM
Royal Tenenbaums

Yui
12-05-2007, 09:19 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums.

Both of them are good comedies, but I didn't enjoy The Philadelphia Story that much. =/

Hogan
12-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Tenenbaums

Brandy
12-06-2007, 11:58 AM
The Philadelphia Story

Memento Mori
12-07-2007, 05:35 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums wins 9-5 against the Philadelphia Story.

next rumble will be forthcoming soon.

Hogan
12-12-2007, 09:47 PM
bump?

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
12-12-2007, 11:45 PM
A week is like two years on the internet

Brandy
01-02-2008, 09:17 AM
Maybe someone should take over this thread, it has potential to be entertaining, everyone seemed to get into it :-\

Memento Mori
01-02-2008, 10:22 AM
Yeah, I just found my spreadsheet with all hte brackets and match ups.
I can start it back up now...

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The Hitcher is a 1986 horror / thriller film, directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film was #34 on Bravo TV's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

In addition to scenes shot in the studio, filming locations include Amboy, California, Barstow, California, Death Valley National Park in California, Imperial County, California and Lake Mead in Nevada.

The film spawned a sequel in 2003, The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting, with C. Thomas Howell returning to the role of Jim Halsey. With the replacement of Hauer by Jake Busey, the sequel posed none of the existential questions of the first film and struggled to find favor with admirers of the original. A remake was filmed and released on January 19, 2007; directed by Dave Meyers with Sean Bean playing the hitcher.

The film now has a sizeable cult following.

VS.

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The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. Kubrick co-wrote the screenplay with novelist Diane Johnson. The film stars Jack Nicholson as tormented writer Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall as his wife, Wendy, and Danny Lloyd as their son, Danny.

(i'd add more, but the wiki'd plot description is 8 miles long)...

FIGHT




My vote will go to The Shining

Ketevan
01-02-2008, 10:28 AM
I'm gonna say The Hitcher. There's something about this film which draws me in every time. Not a lot of films have that effect on me.
I think it's one of the few that has that ol' 80's feel to it.

Brandy
01-02-2008, 10:28 AM
The Shining

fastidious percolator
01-02-2008, 11:59 AM
The Shining. <3

MossY
01-02-2008, 12:22 PM
<b>The Shining</b>

Nightowl9910
01-02-2008, 12:29 PM
This is a hard choice for me as both these movies are amongst my favourites, but I'm going to go with The Hitcher also on this occasion.

Neg
01-02-2008, 12:31 PM
The Shining

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
01-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Has to be The Shining

TM
01-02-2008, 04:19 PM
There is no contest here, The Shinning.

Kurisutaru
01-02-2008, 08:56 PM
The Shining

matt damon
01-02-2008, 10:23 PM
haven't seen either

Splintered
01-03-2008, 02:49 AM
The Shining

Jack Nicholson's performance, along with the film itself, was deftly executed, and is a favorite of mine to watch on Halloween.

Not to discredit The Hitcher, as it is an excellent movie as well to me; however, The Shining latches onto my heart a bit tighter than the other one does.

Memento Mori
01-06-2008, 10:21 AM
The Shining won 8-2.

Next battle:

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Amélie is a 2001 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. Its original French title is Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain ("The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain"; poulain is French for foal). Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical and somewhat idealised depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a painfully shy waitress who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.

Amélie won best film at the European Film Awards; it won four César Awards (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Vs.

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Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds and directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. It offers a comic depiction of Hollywood's transition from silent films to "talkies".

The movie is frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made,[1] topping the AFI's 100 Years of Musicals list, and ranking fifth in its list of the greatest American films.

FIGHT!


Honestly, I have never seen Amelie, and I think I saw Singin' in the Rain when I was like 7, so, no vote from me.

Ketevan
01-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Has to be Amélie. Probably my favourite film of all!

TM
01-06-2008, 10:43 AM
Amelie is one fucking weird film, so I will vote for it.

Brandy
01-06-2008, 11:09 AM
sorry, i haven't seen either so i won't vote

MossY
01-06-2008, 11:53 AM
<b>Amelie</b>, it is one of my favouritez.

Neg
01-06-2008, 02:21 PM
Ohoho, Abstain

Prak
01-06-2008, 03:48 PM
Singin' In The Rain

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
01-06-2008, 03:56 PM
Singin in the Chocolate Reign

mr. patterson
01-06-2008, 04:36 PM
amelie

fastidious percolator
01-06-2008, 04:45 PM
Amélie, for the win. <3

KREAYSHAWN
01-06-2008, 11:16 PM
amelie

Vastalis
01-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Amélie by default
Although I haven't seen it - I do though, just haven't gotten around to it :p - I really hate musicals.

ROKI
01-07-2008, 11:49 AM
Singin' in the Rain

Arcanine
01-07-2008, 02:59 PM
Amelie.

Memento Mori
01-08-2008, 11:11 AM
Amelie defeats Singin' in the Rain by a score of 8-3!

Next up:

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Amores perros is a Mexican film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2000. It is an anthology film, containing three distinct stories which are connected by a car accident in Mexico City. Each of the three tales is also a reflection on the cruelty of humans towards each other, showing how they end up living darker and more hideous lives than the dogs around them. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001 and won the Ariel Award for Best Picture from the Mexican Academy of Film.

The film was released under its Spanish title in the English-speaking world, although it was sometimes translated as Love's a Bitch in marketing. In a 2001 interview on National Public Radio, Iñárritu pointed out that an American English idiom, Love's a Bitch is not a satisfactory translation of the title.

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Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homer's Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid, and other Greek myths. However, the plot differs significantly from Homer. The film has the following cast of actors prominent at the time of its release: Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as Hector, Orlando Bloom as Paris, Diane Kruger as Helen, Brian Cox as Agamemnon, Sean Bean as Odysseus, Garrett Hedlund as Patroclus, Peter O'Toole as Priam, Brendan Gleeson as Menelaus, and Tyler Mane as Ajax. Troy was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by David Benioff. It received an Oscar nomination for its costume design.

FIGHT!!!

My vote goes to Troy, given I thought it was an excellent film.

Nightowl9910
01-08-2008, 11:31 AM
Abstaining.

Haven't seen the first one, and only a small part of Troy before deciding it wasn't really my thing.

Neg
01-08-2008, 11:57 AM
Abstain

fastidious percolator
01-08-2008, 12:01 PM
Amores Perros! <3 Am I the only one who knows this one? ; ;

Brandy
01-08-2008, 12:27 PM
Troy

Prak
01-08-2008, 12:28 PM
Abstaining cause I don't know the first one and I detest stupid pop epics like Troy.

KREAYSHAWN
01-08-2008, 12:38 PM
i really liked <b>amores perros</b>.

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
01-08-2008, 02:55 PM
Amores Perros

matt damon
01-08-2008, 11:39 PM
Troy. I mean, come on, it showed brad pitt's ass. what's not to like?

Vastalis
01-09-2008, 01:02 AM
Troy

I'm ashamed to say this, but I haven't seen Amores Perros!

Brandy
01-27-2008, 10:26 AM
bump? should we give up?

Nightowl9910
01-31-2008, 11:07 AM
I'm wondering the same thing myself.

It'd be a shame. Thought this rumble had potential.