^ Totally agree. Four Rooms is great.
“Pursuit of happyness” . Why a lot of people hate this movie ? In a certain way it remains me Capra’s film " Life is beautiful".
What about Predator 2 by the way…I’m the only defender.
I think there are waaaaaay to many for me to begin naming them…sadly… :O
haha don’t be sad, zach, you’re not alone. and Pursuit of Happyness is not that bad, though
THE BROWN BUNNY
^^second The Brown Bunny. I’d also like to add Hudson Hawk, Dracula Dead and Loving It, Freddy Got Fingered, Prince Of Darkness, Vampires(Carpenter), to the list too.
Truth be told i could be all day!!
JEAN BAPTISTE: I was with you on Predator 2 until i watched it a few years ago :-) Strong visuals though.
And whoever mentioned Even Cowboys Get The Blues, there is always one eh? :-)
Ninth Gate and The Loss Of Sexual Innocence too!!
As for Public enemies, my problem with it is that i thought it was ugly.
Antichrist was a better example of what digital can do IMO.
The Edge (A Hopkins)- I think this movie is so underrated. Amazing score and cinematography. The scenery as a whole is epic. Plus Bart the Bear is the best actor in the film and that’s saying something.
Hook- This movie rocks, and always will flat out. Most of my friends are too good for it now which sucks
Funny People- I enjoyed it. Pretentious at times, yes, but the movie entertains me and I thought it was alot funnier than most people gave it credit for.
Silent Hill- As a horror buff, I thought they got this one down really well in terms of pure creepiness, tension and alienation. For a film based on a video game it was impressive.
The Last Samurai- Some reviews really trashed this one but Tom Cruise pulled it off. Great flick
Predator 2 is awesome btw. The subway scene where paxton gets axed. epic
It won Best Picture at the Oscars. I saw it on two consecutive days, I enjoyed it so much. This forum has labelled it as one of the worst Oscar picks of all time. I believe it is mentioned only once on this thread as a film the individual liked in spite of the negative comments it has generated.
So why do I love ‘CHICAGO’ so much?
First and foremost, the music. If you don’t care for the music, don’t be arbitrary. Give it a chance. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Mmmmm. Renee Zellweger actually convinced me, briefly, that she was good looking and could dance. The ‘dancing puppet’ number was brilliant and the sight of Queen Latifah in a blonde wig was priceless.
But there was more to the movie than this. The corruption in the political, legal and journalistic systems permeated the entire story, and I wonder how many viewers noticed that of the six gals sentenced to death, only one was foreign born and she was the only one executed!
This was not a trivial film, imo.
VANILLA SKY ….better than Abre los ojos.
PS : TTOB , I agree for the subway scene. When you’re kid and you see that, you don’t want to take an underground ride anymore.
I guess for me it’s Gummo
Not to say Chicago is a bad movie by any means, but it definitely didn’t deserve best picture. That year had The Pianist, City of God, The Two Towers and Gangs of New York. I don’t think Chicago was better than any of those. City of God being my favorite, but The Pianist should have taken the top prize.
It was a strong year for films at the Oscars, and Polanski’s ‘The Pianist’ was my choice as well. Really!! However I enjoyed Chicago immensely and saw it as a minor, but worthy, contendor for the top prize.
Then, here on Auteurs, the roof fell in.
It certainly qualifies for this thread by the ungracious comments directed its way.
Public Enemies, without a doubt. Michael Mann’s best film since Heat.
I’m very glad to know that there are actual fans of this film, aside from myself. ;)
House of D. I know this film critically bombed, but I can’t help but enjoy it. Maybe its just residual x-files david duchovny fan-girlishness, but I enjoyed it. I understand the critics when they say that it’s more of an amateur first film, and that it comes across rather cliche. Even still, I thought Anton Yelchin and Robin Williams were good in their roles. Or maybe I just totally want David Duchovny…..bad.
The Producers remake
The Hills Have Eyes remake
Grace is gone – James C.Strouse
Xanado (I’m not proud of this…but it never gets old for me!)
oh and @T.T.O.B. …I <3 Hook too! ;)
Happy-Go-Lucky and of course…. Twilight
Most people hate Slumdog Millionaire? Well, that’s news to me.
Crews Lagrand- most people I talk to couldn’t stand Public Enemies, but I enjoyed like you did. It’s not the best movie ever, but it was actually pretty entertaining. Depp stole the show for sure, but my main criticism with the movie was Bale. He was very miscast. He seemed to have no idea what to do with his role, his character had no definition and his accent was cringe worthy. Overall not bad, but I do think Collateral was much much better.
Night of the living dead (1990)
Art School Confidential (I can totally relate for most of this movie)
Ashes of Time (redux more)
A Better Tomorrow 2 (I think the first one sucks! the ending to part 2 is ridiculously AWESOME and one of THE best last acts ever put on film)
Death Proof (I love the camera work, the chases and I’m a Mopar guy and own a ‘69 Charger, so…..)
8 Women (and I hate musicals generally!)
Eli, Eli, lema, sabachthani? (I’m a whore for Tadanobu Asano though)
I’m a Cyborg but That’s OK (WAY better than sympathy for lady vengeance. don’t get the hate for this movie!)
the Limits of Control (I agree the resolution at the end blows)
Motorama (I don’t think most people even KNOW about this one)
No Such Thing
Observe and Report
Pieces of April
Rambo 4 (AWESOME)
Revolver (original cut from the UK)
Rules of Attraction
The Shape of Things
I’ve always loved Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451. I know most people compare it unfavorably to the novel, which just suggests to me that a lot of people liked that damned robotic pooch a lot more than I did. I like the movie because though it loves literature, it refuses to have anything to do with high art, mourning the destruction of Stendahl and Ray Bradbury and Mad magazine paperbacks with equal fervor, I love the scene where Montag reads a poem aloud and awakens in a woman a depth of feeling neither she nor we never knew she had, I love the scene where the estranged wife played by Julie Christie casually throws a book into her suitcase as she leaves Montag, and most of all I love the ending, the beautiful ending on the lake with the book people waltzing back and forth in the snow reciting their lines into an uncertain eternity. I’ve never more strongly desired to cross over into the movie I’m watching than during that ending.
Please: no punches. It’s brilliant. Aight?