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Trevor
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25 posted 10-09-2002 01:39 AM       View Profile for Trevor   Email Trevor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trevor

Hmmm, so many to choose from,

Roger and Me, The Big One and Canadian Bacon - Three great films by Micheal Moore...can't wait to see Bowling For Columbine- his latest film

Pi has been mentioned already but I'd like to add the director's sophmore film Requiem for a Dream...fantastic film.

The Evil Dead series along with all the other Dead series like Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Revenge of the Living Dead and so on.

Vampire's Kiss with Nicholas Cage.

Iron Cross, with James Cogburn and Maximillian Schell.

"the films of Jan Svankmajer (i'll be well impressed if anyone knows any of his films)."

Didn't he direct and pen "The Idiots" about a group who pretends to be mentally challenged and are all around "s" disturbers and another film about a family getting together at their parents house for an aniversary..actually I think it was called "The Anniversary"...I dunno, I could have my names muddled.

Mad Max and The Road Warrior...classic Apocolyptic movie that spawned far too many copy cats.

Hardware....another classic down under film.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 ...I can't believe no one has mentioned this one yet.

Dark Days, excellent Documentary about a community that used to live in the subway tunnels of NY City.

Treed Murray...recent Canadian film about a business man trapped in a tree by a gang.

Conan the Barbarian - the film that started the Arnie phenom.

Barfly - Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway in a semi-bio about Bukowski.

Top of the Food Chain - Kudos to anyone who has seen or heard of this one. It is a true hidden gem. Such a hilarious spoof of the 50's sci-fi genre.

The Imposters - Stanley Tucci's 30's style comedy set aboard a cruise ship. Starring everyone who was in Big Night.

Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer...chilling movie.

Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and of course Jay and Silent Bob - Kevin Smith.

The Dinner Game and The Closet - Two great French Comedies, the first about a dim-witted man who becomes the unsuspecting joke for a cruel dinner party that awards its guests for bringing the biggest idoit and the second a film about a man who has to pretend to be homosexual in order to keep his job.

The Colour of Paradise - A marvelous Iranian film about a blind child and his father's plight of feeling burdened by this child. Gauranteed to bring a tear of two to anyone whose not made of tin or wood.

The original Planet of the Apes - Far surpasses the silly glitzy treatment of the remake...poor Tim Burton...but I do like all his other films which are classics in their own right.

Well I could go on for hours about all the great indie and lesser known gems out there...I'll take these ones anyday over a sequel to The Fast and the Furious or another Van Wilder....say, I'm I alone in absolutely hating this movie? Everyone I've talked to loved it but I can't stand it...okay, the doggy filled donuts was kinda funny but the rest...am I the only one who didn't laugh throughout the majority of the movie?

One more before I go...The Producers.

ANyways, thanks, great to relive some of my fav, movie moments of the past.

Trevor

Anvrill
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26 posted 10-09-2002 02:22 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

OH! How could I forget Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers???

Cult films are fun. Half of them are b-movie status, and the other half just twist your brain at odd angles. All in all, good stuff.

And to add a very recent release that I know exists (only) as a cult following at least in my city...

Death to Smoochy.



No, there is no accounting for this grrl's taste.

Time will tell with One Hour Photo, so ask me again in a year, k?

your tongue's like poison
so swollen it fills up my mouth

rs

Anvrill
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27 posted 10-09-2002 02:25 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

Oh, and I don't know if I'm weird or what... But I don't look at the Jay and Bob movies to be cult following. Clerks most definitely was. But here (who KNOWS about other places in the world), all of Kevin Smith's movies are now more or less pop culture staples. EXCEPT Clerks, because it's a lot more difficult to get into.

I just love how brazenly open Kevin Smith is in the way he writes; the way the words keep on rolling in these weird ways that you didn't think people would ever actually talk like... It's snarky and witty and stupid and insightful and oh so crude all at once.

View Askew movies are treasures. But way too mainstream here to be cult.

your tongue's like poison
so swollen it fills up my mouth

rs

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28 posted 10-09-2002 02:58 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Speaking of - he has another one coming out, according to the paper. No telling who will be in it, but i'm stoked as Smith said he wasn't going to be making any more movies.

Surprise has me right now, as no one's mentioned Rocky Horror Picture Show!!! That HAS to be the ultimate cult flick of all times, serious.

I still say the Evil Dead series is the best though... you get to see a guy not only cut off his own possessed hand, but watch as it beats the crap out of him, flings rude gestures in his direction - the monologue there between Ash and his disembodied hand? CLASSIC!

Others:

Krull - Sci-fi fantasy at it's, uh, best?

Labryinth - David Bowie acting? Come on, a gimme.

The Princess Bride (Though this might be more mainstream, i don't know)

Akira - Japanese anime truly begins here.

Heathers - well, if you havent' seen it, i won't tell you, lol.

I too could go on for days... the worst part is that i have most of these movies.
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29 posted 10-09-2002 11:15 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

it'd have to be Blade Runner, or Koyaanisqatsi... in my opinion... nobody's seen those?

And Deer?  Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was brilliant.  

Parasite
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30 posted 10-09-2002 11:37 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

TRAINSPOTTING!!

'nuff said.

"It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality." - Virginia Woolf

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31 posted 10-09-2002 12:34 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

THE GOONIES!
(one of my favs of all time,
despite all reasons, obvious,
as to why I shouldn't love it
as much as I do)

Why do you think I went from Mike to Mikey,
eh?
brian madden
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32 posted 10-09-2002 01:27 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Michael, WOW I want to see that movie, going to have to search it out. It sounds like my kind of film, sounds very cronenberg.

Trevor, Svankmajer is a surrealist animator from Prague, made Faust and Alice. Uses puppets, clay, household objects, he is like a the David LYnch of animation. His best film was probably Faust or Dimesions of dialogue. Most of the other films I don't know. Boy I am starting to feel uneducated.
Oh If you are a tIm Burton fan get the Nightmare before Christmas speciald edition dvd. IT has two of tim burton's early films, Vincent (animated) and Frankenweenie (live action).

Anvrill, I can't wait to see One HR photo, Mall rats was a great movie. I look the smokie and the bandit line.

Chris, Labryinth and Heathers great movies, if you want to see David Bowie act, then watch  "The man who fell to earth" it makes no sense and Bowie looks coked off his brain, throughout which makes it a classic.
Also if you liked Akira, see Ghost in the SHell. It is way better, in my mind.


Parasite, I think Bladerunner was mentioned. If not why not.

Anon, TRAINSPOTTING, forgot about that one.

Mikey, been ages since I saw the Goonies,was on tv a while ago.

Another one, Dark City. The matrix  as an intelligent film noir. It predates the Martix, and even though the Martix is great, this has more substance. It is directed by the Alex Pyroas. Made the crow, it is amazing what he can do with a good script.




  



  


El riesgo vive siempre!

Anvrill
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33 posted 10-09-2002 02:49 PM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

I, personally, don't consider Labyrinth cult either. (Boy, I'm a party pooper!)

When I grew up, every kid I knew watched and loved Labyrinth. I admit, it's a bit cultish for me to still worship the movie now that I'm legally an adult. (Though I will never emotionally become one of those; I refuse!) And Bowie can act! It's just that Labyrinth wasn't his best representation.

Jim Henson was just looking for any rock star to fill that role, and Bowie happened to land in it. Which is awesome, because the movie couldn't have been the same without his songs.

Oh, and Rocky Horror Picture Show to me just exists naturally. It's not a cult movie, it's not even a movie, it's just part of life!

I'm terrible, I know.

K, going back to Bowie (and Susan Sarandon!), I can't believe I forgot this one.

The Hunger.

It's got limited appeal, even for a cult movie.

Opens with a "live" performance of Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus, where most of it is spent as a closeup of Peter Murphy's eerie eyes. True, it's not as melodramatic a performance as anything else Bauhaus has ever done, but it is creepy as all hell.

Then we've got Bowie and Catherine Deneuve (is that spelled right) playing vampires. And Susan Sarandon is a doctor studying aging who gets sucked into the whole thing when Bowie's long long years start creeping up on him.

Bowie gets practically top billing, but he's out of the movie halfway through.

It's a mind trip, but a delicious one.

I've gotta find a place that sells this! I'm hurting my wallet by going back to rent it all the time.

Ah well.

your tongue's like poison
so swollen it fills up my mouth

rs

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34 posted 10-09-2002 05:14 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I just want to break in on what Lori's saying long enough to add

THANK GOD FOR THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF ADULT!

Otherwise, I'd be worried about myself.

Um....

onward?
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35 posted 10-09-2002 05:30 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I love that song by Bauhaus.

Thought of more films, Belle du Jour
by Luis Buñuel. Anvrill’s mention of Catherine Deneuve, reminded me of Belle De Jour. She is the elad star. Bunuel also made Un chien Adulou (sp?) with Dali. Now there was a cult film, completely surreal. but back to Belle De Jour, it is about a woman turns to prostitution to fulfil her erotic desires. It focuses on her boredom with her affulent  and safe life and her desire to break free, and conflict between the two. Unlike a Hollywood take on the story, there is little direct eroticism. Also by the same director
Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie.

What else M by Fritz Lang,
Strike and Battleship Potemkin by Sergi Eisenstein. Dziga Vertov's Man with a movie camera. Citizen Kane, The exorcist. The list goes on and on............

More Leon,  Velvet Goldmine, I shot Andy warhol, 1984, American psycho,

The dukes of hazzard reuniuon..no that wasn't cult that was just crap.


El riesgo vive siempre!

Anvrill
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36 posted 10-10-2002 01:26 PM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

I love everything by Bauhaus. More movies need to open with 'em!

remember the sound
that could wake the dead
but nobody woke up at all

rs

Ceinwyn
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37 posted 11-08-2002 03:43 PM       View Profile for Ceinwyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ceinwyn

LoL obviously I'm bored and I don't think anybody mentioned "Elvira" lmao..sorry..

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

 
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