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Peng Does a Movie Competition Thread 
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Steal the idea from another forum (with some adjusted rules) because it looks very appealing and I trust you guys to come up with great recs. Yeah yeah movies shouldn't be reduced to numerical values or competing, but I think this might be fun and encourage some discussion, and I will do my write-ups as best as I can.

The basic:
1) You will submit a list of 6 films for me to watch.
2) I will watch, score, and write them up.
3) High score wins the prize (there is no prize).

Loose rules:
a) At least one film must make score higher than 7.0 on IMDB (actually the original rule is to select from IMDB top 250, but I've seen about 80% of that).
b) At least one film must be pre-1970.
c) At least one film must come from a top director. We will use TSPDT as the reference point for the best, let's say a film from any of the top 20.
d) Along the same lines, at least one film from a top actor. To simplify eligibility, any actor/actress from the 1999 AFI list.
e) At least one movie recommendation be based on the hottie factor of the movie (both genders apply for me). Any genre, any type, any era. But it must contain something appealing to that nature.

To make things easier, a movie can satisfy multiple rules.

If I've already seen a film you suggest, pick another one (I'll tell you, or you can have more than 6 for me to choose from).

So there you go. Hopefully not too cumbersome rules and hopefully at least 5 people weigh in. Nominate away.


Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:42 am
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OK, here you go:

The Jackal(1997) (for top actor Sidney Poitier)
Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever (for the hottie factor with Lucy Liu, or alternatively for her, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz- Charlies Angels)
The Ice House(for pre-1970)
Oldboy(2013) (for top director Spike Lee, if you've already seen that, then I recommend John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars)
The Crow( for the above 7.0 IMDB rating)

Face/Off- my personal favorite action movie of all time.


Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:36 pm
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I'll give you a nice variety of films.
(1) Weary Death by Fritz Lang (aka Destiny and Tired Death).
(2) Libeled Lady by Jack Conway (Harlow being sexy and among the top actresses)
(3) Room at the Top by Jack Clayton
(4) Gregory's Girl by Bill Forsyth
(5) The Big Easy by Jim McBride (Barkin being sexy too.)
(6) Whale Rider by Niki Caro


If you've seen one of these, substitute "Bound" and if you've seen that, "Murder on a Sunday Morning." Lang's at #22, so if you're a stickler, you can substitute "Tabu: a Story of the South Seas" by F. W. Murnau who's at #19.

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This sounds like fun. Let me know if you've seen any.

A: Tell No One (2006) A French thriller adapted from an American crime novel, and a stellar film
B: Z (1969) This is the movie I recommend to everyone on the forum, and I don't think anyone hasn't loved it
C: The Exterminating Angel (1962) by Luis Bunuel.
D: The Lady Eve (1940) with Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck
E: The Past (2013) so you can stare at Berenice Bejo the whole time
F: Flirting (1991) because it's just so delightful

Boom. I also deserve points for picking six different countries

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1: Radio Days-One Of my fave Woody Allen films and one of his lesser-known ones.
2: Marathon Man-For Olivier
3: Lady In The Lake-Pre 1970 and an overlooked noir
4: Love Jones-The truly hot and sexy Nia Long is in it.
5: Mystery Train-One of Jarmusch's that's above 7.0 on IMDB
6: Half Nelson-Fantastic indie drama with Ryan Gosling

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I'm gonna throw a mixed bag at you...


7.0+ on IMDb: Au Revoir les Enfants (1987, rating: 8.1)
Pre-1970: Bullitt (1968)
Top Director: Hugo (2011, Martin Scorsese)
Top Actor/Actress: Shoot to Kill (1988, Sidney Poitier)
Hottie Factor: Heavenly Creatures (1994, Kate Winslet)
Wildcard: Conspiracy (2001)


Let me know which ones you've seen.

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Thief12 wrote:
I'm gonna throw a mixed bag at you...


7.0+ on IMDb: Au Revoir les Enfants (1987, rating: 8.1)
Pre-1970: Bullitt (1968)
Top Director: Hugo (2011, Martin Scorsese)
Top Actor/Actress: Shoot to Kill (1988, Sidney Poitier)
Hottie Factor: Heavenly Creatures (1994, Kate Winslet)
Wildcard: Conspiracy (2001)


Let me know which ones you've seen.


I really like this list a lot.

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JamesKunz wrote:
Thief12 wrote:
I'm gonna throw a mixed bag at you...


7.0+ on IMDb: Au Revoir les Enfants (1987, rating: 8.1)
Pre-1970: Bullitt (1968)
Top Director: Hugo (2011, Martin Scorsese)
Top Actor/Actress: Shoot to Kill (1988, Sidney Poitier)
Hottie Factor: Heavenly Creatures (1994, Kate Winslet)
Wildcard: Conspiracy (2001)


Let me know which ones you've seen.


I really like this list a lot.


Thanks! Let's hope peng likes it too :D

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Varied, interesting choices so far. Thanks guys!

Vexer wrote:
Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever (for the hottie factor with Lucy Liu, or alternatively for her, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz- Charlies Angels)

Face/Off


I've seen Face/Off, but otherwise good to go, and I choose Charlies Angels over Ballistic.


Syd is all set. I know you'd recommend some interesting older films. Jeff is good to go too.


JamesKunz wrote:
A: Tell No One (2006) A French thriller adapted from an American crime novel, and a stellar film
E: The Past (2013) so you can stare at Berenice Bejo the whole time


Seen these two. And indeed on Berenice Bejo.

Thief12 wrote:
Top Director: Hugo (2011, Martin Scorsese)


Seen this one. And I've been wanting to check out Heavenly Creatures for some time.



I'm going to be on a Europe trip this weekend and back next Friday, so I'll take that day as the end of nomination process. Hope to see more! ;)


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Since you've seen Face/Off and i've always wanted to see you review a Woo film, here's a few of his i'd recommend if you haven't already seen them:

Hard Target
Broken Arrow
Bullet To The Head
A Better Tomorrow(either I or II)
Hard Boiled
The Killer
Paycheck
Mission Impossible II
Just Heroes
Heroes Shed No Tears
Once A Thief
Blackjack


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peng wrote:

JamesKunz wrote:
A: Tell No One (2006) A French thriller adapted from an American crime novel, and a stellar film
E: The Past (2013) so you can stare at Berenice Bejo the whole time


Seen these two. And indeed on Berenice Bejo.


Alright please replace A, the highly-rated IMDB film, with Army of Shadows (1969). If you've seen that, then go with Sin Nombre
And for E, the sexy people one, let's go The Hill, because Sean Connery is studly.

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Here goes:

1) "Il Grido" (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957)
2) "The Entertainer" (Tony Richardson, 1960) [Laurence Olivier]
3) "Little Murders" (Alan Arkin, 1971)
4) "The Quiet Earth" (Geoff Murphy, 1985)
5) "Family Viewing" (Atom Egoyan, 1987)
6) "Perfect Sense" (David Mackenzie, 2011) [Eva Green]


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Ok with substitutes for both Vexer (The Killer) and JamesKunz (Army of Shadows and The Hill). Still waiting for the one in place of Hugo for Thief12.

(EDIT: Vexer, can you replace the pre-1970 slot of The Ice House (1969 right?), as I can't find it?)

H.I. McDonough, I watched Perfect Sense recently (and I think I've seen all the essential works of Eva Green :D ).


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peng wrote:
Ok with substitutes for both Vexer (The Killer) and JamesKunz (Army of Shadows and The Hill). Still waiting for the one in place of Hugo for Thief12.

(EDIT: Vexer, can you replace the pre-1970 slot of The Ice House (1969 right?), as I can't find it?)

H.I. McDonough, I watched Perfect Sense recently (and I think I've seen all the essential works of Eva Green :D ).

OK then, how about The Green Berets(1968)?


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peng wrote:
H.I. McDonough, I watched Perfect Sense recently (and I think I've seen all the essential works of Eva Green :D ).

OK, let's go with an old school hottie then with Julie Christie in "Darling" (John Schlesinger, 1965).


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peng wrote:
Ok with substitutes for both Vexer (The Killer) and JamesKunz (Army of Shadows and The Hill). Still waiting for the one in place of Hugo for Thief12.


Since Hugo was for your Top Director choice, I'll go a bit lower on that Great Directors webpage you posted, and say Mulholland Drive, from David Lynch. If you've seen that one, then Easy Virtue (Hitchcock) or Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick).

(I was a bit reluctant to go with Hitchcock or Kubrick because I assume you've seen most of them)

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Ok, here goes...

7.0+ on IMDb: Forbidden Games (1952) 7.8
Pre-1970: Kind Hearts and Coronets 8.2
Top Director: One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder) 8.0
Top Actor/Actress: Caine Mutiny (Humphrey Bogart) 7.9
Hottie Factor: Bound (Gena Gershon, Jennifer Tilly - getting VERY hot together) 7.5
Wildcard: Touching the Void (thought I'd throw in a documentary, or at least a pseudo-documentary..) 8.1

Enjoy!

EDIT
Thought I'd add the IMDB ratings for these... they all qualify ;)


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Good to go on all, including MunichMan. Mulholland Drive is going to be my second Lynch after Elephant Man, and my first real dose of the weird from him.

And now off to the airport...


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Let' s say:
Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
Europa (aka Zentropa 1991, Lars Von Trier)
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963, top actor Kirk Douglas)
The Player (1992, Robert Altman)
Wild Things (1998, hottie Denise Richards)
Witness For The Prosecution (1957, top director Billy Wilder)


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Seen Sweet Smell, Player, and Wild Things.


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