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I got tagged by [livejournal.com profile] bittergourd



My all time favs:

Pi - math, chaos theory, and the most accurate portrayal of migraines I have ever found on film.
My Neighbor Totoro - Sweet, funny, and honest. Plus it's animated. woot.
The Prestige - new last year. But DAVID BOWIE AS NIKOLA TESLA. *quiver*
Dead Poet's Society - sad, beautiful, and again with the honest. I had teachers like this. I knew students like this too.
Natural Born Killers - most couples have "our song", we have "our movie" and this is it.
The Pillowbook - the movie is mainly about drawing japanese characters on people. OF COURSE I WORSHIP IT.
Freida - Selma Hayak as Freida Kahlo (ugh, can't spell it today)
The Killer - Chow Yun Fat + John Woo. my favorite film from either of them. The scene in the chair with the cigarette where emotions play across his face and HE NEVER FUCKING MOVES!!!!

and yes, there are several more.

Guilty Pleasures:

Heavy Metal - I have seen this film over 500 times. I can quote it without trying. I used to have the entire thing memorized.
Vampire Hunter D - and yes, this is what Spydrman looked like when we started dating...
Fifth Element - "negative, I am a meat popcicle" I really hope I don't have to explain it to you.
Dogma - *koff* waaaaaaaaay too much religious studies. And Selma Hayak doing the booty dance...
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - I love the movie, and it brings me happy memories involving my cousin.
Charlie's Angels - both of them... Crispin Glover, Drew Barrymoore, and Lucy Liu... yeah, that all does it for me.
Time Bandits - "MUM! DAD! DON'T TOUCH IT!! IT'S EVIL!!"

I have a couple of genre's of guilty pleasures too:

Brad Pitt films. I love to watch him act. He is easy on the eyes, but he is also REALLY FUCKING TALENTED.
Johnny Depp films. His entire career is one unusual and odd film after another. All of it is weirdo stuff. YAY WEIRDO STUFF!!
Vincent Price films. Ah, the good acting, the bad acting, the cheese, the creepy. I love VP.
Guy Ritchie films. Do you really need an explaination?
John Woo films. GUNSGUNSGUNSGUNSGUNS all in this amazingly perfect choreography.
Chow Yun Fat films. FUCKING GENIUS ACTOR. OH MY GOD.

Honorable Mention:

Payback
Boys on the Side
Seven Samurai
Waiting for God

Goes Without Saying:

Labrynth, Legend, Ferngully, Adams Family (1 and 2), Sleepy Hollow, Valmont, Orlando, Nadia, and several others that are so obvious that I can't even think of them.



Um... don't act all shocked or anything. I am very upfront and vocal about being a media junkie. This includes movies.

Date: 2007-01-19 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corbaegirl.livejournal.com
I think I'm going to copy your list and put everything I haven't seen on my Netflix list.

Date: 2007-01-19 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
OH, I forgot to add Rock & Rule to it!!

Date: 2007-01-19 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-cobweb.livejournal.com
Mmm, Vincent Price. And Nadia.

Would you believe I've never seen Heavy Metal?

Date: 2007-01-19 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistawendy.livejournal.com
No adolescence is complete without Heavy Metal. I'm with [livejournal.com profile] staxxy on Pi and My Neighbor Totoro, too.

Date: 2007-01-19 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
I own it. You can borrow it if you want.

Date: 2007-01-19 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justmedeb.livejournal.com
Happy Belated Birthday BTW. Haven't seen you online in a long time. Hope you're well!!!! ♥ Deb

Date: 2007-01-20 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avicado.livejournal.com
Now I really need to see "Pi."

Date: 2007-01-20 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET?!?!?!?!!?

hie then hence to the video rental store, and rent it today!!!!!

Date: 2007-05-25 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-indy.livejournal.com
sorry, I thought it was pretty snore-worthy.

Date: 2007-05-25 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
it's not a film for *everyone*. And I would not have a strong reaction to everyone I know not having seen it either.

However, Avicado DEFINITELY should see it. He will like it a lot.

*I* loved it, but then, I love chaos theory, fractals, and math theory. And I get migraines. And I love the computer nest concept.

I also enjoy some of the theorhetical connections that are made. For me, the movie is like a trigger for my brain to go off into the happy land of numbers and the wonderful things you can do with them (encryption, quantum physics, music theory, numerology, communication, data managemen, pattern predictions... it just goes on and on).

It pokes the part of my brain that is really into art, *and* the part of my brain that is really into math.

as a story, it's terribly dry. There is very little *action* and what action there is, is kind of lame. The cinematography is visually interesting but nothing super fantastic. And the acting in it is not always impressive. But I don't love the movie for any of those things either. I don't care if it breaks any boundaries in the film industry or not.

I love it because it *always* stirs things in my brain. Regardless of whether the things that get stirred are *in* the movie or not - my brain makes leaps and connections from the things that are.

Date: 2007-05-26 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-indy.livejournal.com
"as a story, it's terribly dry."
See, that right there pretty much ruins it for me. I'm not too much into watching a movie with a conflict-less plot. Not action, don't get me wrong, but conflict.
"I love it because it *always* stirs things in my brain."
And that I understand too. I love some movies that don't satisfy my own requirement above.

Date: 2007-05-26 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
yeah, it's ironic. I generally don't like movies if they have bad acting or don't have a good storyline.

But sometimes you find a movie that just does *something* undefinable in your brain, or your heart.

This is one of those movies - people either *really* click on it or *really* don't. :D

Date: 2007-05-26 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-indy.livejournal.com
and yeah, I'm starting a conversation with another CoH'er

Date: 2007-05-26 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
yeah, I went and took a peak at your profile to see how you came by me. If I can't suss it out from the profile, I will ask. :D

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