What type of movie?

by Legolas 33 Replies latest jw friends

  • nowisee

    hey tal!

    have seen neither. will look for both.


  • Insomniac

    I opened up the drawer where I keep my movies, to check. Apparently, I watch a lot of "guy" movies, where lots of people get blown up and say the F-word a lot: Goodfellas, Godfather I and II, Red Dragon, Kill Bill. This puzzles me, as I don't see myself as being that kind of person.

    Also, lots of old Chaplin movies, and a few dramas like A.I. and Mystery Train. Nothing romantic, as those movies strike me as just cheesy and unrealistic.

    An interesting recommendation this past spring from the guy at the local independant video store was Vintage Erotica-Anno 1930. It's a collection of vintage French porno shorts; some pieces were howlingly funny, while others were better quality and more artsy, with the nudity being merely incidental to the story. Not what I'd usually pick, but fascinating just the same.

  • the_classicist

    I'm quite partial to the RomZomCom genre.

  • CountryGuy

    I like all kinds, except for Horror. Just can't do that stuff.

    My absolute favorites, gotta watch no matter how bad they are, are the natural disaster movies: Earthquake!, Deep Impact, Armageddon, The Core, The Day After Tomorrow, hell even Dante's Peak!


  • GentlyFeral

    What luna2 said:

    Any movie where you go from one horrible situation to another and everybody either dies or is emotionally damaged at the end. That stuff doesn't entertain me at all.

    ...which is why I couldn't watch my daughter's favorite movie, Magnolia.OTOH, I really liked Donnie Darko.

    I saw Cold Comfort Farm last week; the forced happy ending left me absolutely cold.

    I also dislike films where people of color are thrown in as window dressing, without proper research; it's disrespectful, dammit!. That's why I deliberately fell asleep during Brotherhood of the Wolf. Jezus. If I want to see Indians, I'll watch The Business of Fancydancing or Smoke Signals again.

    Ladykillers -- the Tom Hanks version -- was amusing except for its racist stereotyping of all the people of color in it. Why couldn't Mrs. Munson have been a retired English teacher, for instance, instead of someone who thought Bob Jones University was "the best Bible school in the country"? And "the General" -- please!

    All this is an attempt to categorize what I do like. Hm, let's see what themes recur in my Netflix favorites list...

    • Sly, subtle comedies about odd subjects: Tampopo, Harold and Maude. Or, on the other hand, Hairspray, Bubba Ho-Tep, Being John Malkovich.
    • Epic fantasies that go nowhere near the same tired old clich├ęs: Princess Mononoke, Gormenghast.
    • Small-scale "ethnic" dramas about real people, which generally means they can't be done by outsiders: the aforenamed Business of Fancydancing, Smoke Signals, The Color Purple, The Fast Runner, The Big Night..
    • The stranger Britcoms - Red Dwarf, Monty Python, Absolutely Fabulous.
    • And small-scale "high-concept" movies where the story turns on character, not special effects: The Cuckoo is actually the only example of this category that I can think of.
    • Truly goofy comedies, not what is conventionally considered "screwball comedy": The Happiness of the Katakuris,
    • Documentaries and biopics about perfectly sane people whose lives you could never make up: Keep the River on Your Right, Farewell My Concubine, Shadow Magic.
    • Cartoons with a wicked or mordant sense of humor and high production values: The Triplets of Belleville, Cat Soup.

    gently feral

  • Es

    I think i really like any kind of movie, love romance,sci fi, horror, drama and comedy, I mean there are some really bad movies out there under all these catergories but overall i will watch anything once es

  • FlyingHighNow

    So many movies, so little time.

  • FlyingHighNow
    Sly, subtle comedies about odd subjects: Tampopo, Harold and Maude. Or, on the other hand, Hairspray, Bubba Ho-Tep, Being John Malkovich .

    GF, you listed two of my all time favorite movies. I got to see Harold and Maude at its theatrical release in the art theater in Buckhead, Georgia(Atlanta). I'll add Muriel's Wedding to this list. I love Fried Green Tomatoes. A movie I bought for my grandsons this summer that I love is My Dog Skip. I love a movie based in the southern USA that is a flashback movie or a period movie. Then there's O Brother Where Art Thou.

  • GetBusyLiving

    I love a great drama. One of my very favorite movies is "Raging Bull".

    Side note - have any of you guys heard about the new Bill Murray movie, "Broken Flowers"? It's got great reviews! I love that guy.


  • PaulJ

    Sci fi, horror, drama, comedy... and anything with a twist at the end

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