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johnnyFive  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite movies?

In no particular order, and in arbitrary number:

> Oldboy - the original Korean one. Amazingly done, beautifully acted, with a hell of a twist.

> Apocalypse Now - no other movie really shows the mass insanity of war. (The Wrath of Aguirre is thematically similar, and also amazing. Klaus Kinski was batshit insane.)

> Se7en - pretty much the perfect serial killer mystery.

> The Crow - not necessarily one of the "best" movies I've ever seen, but it still just grabs me: the soundtrack is incredible, and the whole thing centers around a love story. Great cast, surprisingly funny in parts, and the whole thing is of course haunted by the death of Brandon Lee. My wife and I have a tradition of watching it every year on October 30.

> Dr. Strangelove - the single most genius bit of satire I've ever seen. I would also put Robocop under the umbrella of satire, and it too is fantastic.

> Heat - the perfect heist. (The Town is also really good, and definitely was inspired by Heat).

> The Cell - the story is whatever, but worth it for the visuals alone.

> Pi - a genius mathematician is haunted by what he's trying to do. Darren Aronofsky's first movie.

> The Blues Brothers - my favorite musical of all time. Amazing music, plus car chases and it doesn't forget to be funny.

> Super Troopers - smart enough not to annoy me, but still fun and silly.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What did you think of The Town?

johnnyFive  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like it a lot! Heat remains the classic, but The Town is very good and well-done as well.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What did you think of the scenario? How could you describe it, overall?

johnnyFive  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's an interesting setup, and allows for a good story. Maybe I'm not clear on what you're asking?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not clear on that myself, to be frank. I don't remember than the scenario - the plot, the characters, the details - seemed that good to me, and I'm wondering if there was anything that led you to like the story.

johnnyFive  ·  851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not that I can recall, but I ended up liking the movie a lot.