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Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:26 PM
This thread is about favourite movies and discuss movies and stuff
So ill begin, My top 5 movies will have to be:
1. Stargate
2. Stargate Continuem
3. Stargate Ark of Truth
4. Ace Ventura Pet Detective
5. Ace Ventura When Nature calls

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:28 PM
I like 2001: A Space Odyssey.
And Chicago.
And most James Bond movies :)

I'll post more as they come to mind

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:29 PM
I like 2001: A Space Odyssey.
And Chicago.
And most James Bond movies :)

I'll post more as they come to mind
I like James Bond Movies with Sean Connory in it.
What is the Space Odyssey?

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:34 PM
A film by stanley kubrick feturing a computer named hal, chess and a black oblisk.

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:35 PM
It doesn't really feature chess...

it's a great film. I don't want to spoil the plot :)

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:35 PM
A film by stanley kubrick feturing a computer named hal, chess and a black oblisk.
OH!!! I have seen that movie, too bad it didnt come true...:(

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:39 PM
Pulp fiction
Reservoir dogs
Blood diamond
romeo and juliet
Donnie darko
lock stock and two smoking barrels
train spotting
The dark knight
3:10 to Yuma
Rescue Dawn
Pleasanville
a clock work orange
Edward scisscor hands
The aviator
Titanic

so many more.

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:40 PM
Pulp fiction
Reservoir dogs
Blood diamond
romeo and juliet
Donnie darko
lock stock and two smoking barrels
train spotting
The dark knight
3:10 to Yuma
Rescue Dawn
Pleasanville
a clock work orange
Edward scisscor hands
The aviator
Titanic

so many more.
are you talking about the old 3:10 to yuma or the new one??

Ian Murray
27-11-2008, 09:40 PM
It doesn't really feature chess...

it's a great film. I don't want to spoil the plot :)
I don't think this will spoil the plot - what did the ending mean to you?

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:40 PM
It doesn't really feature chess...

it's a great film. I don't want to spoil the plot :)

I agree that it didn't feature it although I believe that it is one of the most important componants of the film and the film making process as kubrick was a big chess fan.

Saragossa
27-11-2008, 09:41 PM
I don't think this will spoil the plot - what did the ending mean to you?

Now i have to watch it again so i can join in the indepth discussion to ensue.

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:42 PM
I thought the ending was symbolic of human nature - the desire to lord over everything,. It portrays the inevitable future, that our own creations will destroy us eventually.

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:42 PM
Now i have to watch it again so i can join in the indepth discussion to ensue.
I don't like watching a movie twice unless its one of my top 5

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:43 PM
I thought the ending was symbolic of human nature - the desire to lord over everything,. It portrays the inevitable future, that our own creations will destroy us eventually.
It has already begun! We are in verge of global exitinction!!:evil:

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:44 PM
It has already begun! We are in verge of global exitinction!!:evil:
Watch the movie and you'll understand what I mean even more :)

Miranda
27-11-2008, 09:46 PM
Oh, and I might add - 2001 shows how we will be destroyed by our endless quest for knowledge.

Space_Dude
27-11-2008, 09:48 PM
Oh, and I might add - 2001 shows how we will be destroyed by our endless quest for knowledge.
We have created weapons that can wipe out the entire planet just to satisfy our curiosity, that is crazy!

Adamski
28-11-2008, 11:26 AM
The very end of 2001 seemed to me to be promoting the evolution to explain origins theory (which I of course do not believe). But I still enjoyed the movie, esp. the content around teh computer HAL 9000, whose name is I think a dig at IBM. (Change each letter in HAL to tne next letter and you will see what I mean.) The movie begins with apes and it ends with human foetus. I did not know Kubrick was a chess fan. But at times the movie is slow moving (like long shots of a the long spaceship to show how big it was and in those days special effects were not up to today's standards) so it's not in my Top 5.

So here is my little Top 5 movies list:

Ben Hur,
The Passion of the Christ,
AntiTrust (Jono and Joker would enjoy this one),
The Shawshank Redemption (that prisoner who does everyone's accounting in prison)
Minority Report (Tom Cruise).

The last 3 all have IT (Info Technology) related content. Perhaps explicable by the fact that I work in IT.

WhiteElephant
28-11-2008, 11:32 AM
A few of my favourites which come to mind (I am sure there are more):

Magnolia
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Mr Destiny
Soul Man
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Dumb and Dumber
The Usual Suspects
Bloodsport

Space_Dude
28-11-2008, 03:13 PM
A few of my favourites which come to mind (I am sure there are more):

Magnolia
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Mr Destiny
Soul Man
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Dumb and Dumber
The Usual Suspects
Bloodsport
hah! you have the same favourite movies as me! except, Soul man and blood sprt dont know what they are

WhiteElephant
28-11-2008, 03:34 PM
hah! you have the same favourite movies as me! except, Soul man and blood sprt dont know what they are

Yes I was going to say, Ace Ventura Pet Detective is a great choice, love that movie! Bloodsport is a martial arts movie, the best in the genre in my opinion, way better than the overhyped Enter the Dragon.

Soul Man and Mr Destiny are older and a little obscure. Soul Man is about a white dude who wants to get into Harvard but his marks aren't good enough so he takes some pills which make him black and he gets in on a disadvantaged scholarship. Learns all about what it's like to be black. Great movie!

Space_Dude
28-11-2008, 03:35 PM
Soul Man is about a white dude who wants to get into Harvard but his marks aren't good enough so he takes some pills which make him black and he gets in on a disadvantaged scholarship. Learns all about what it's like to be black. Great movie!
Is it a comedy??

WhiteElephant
28-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Is it a comedy??

Yep.

Oh and forgot to include The Truman Show in my list.

Space_Dude
28-11-2008, 03:39 PM
Yep.

Oh and forgot to include The Truman Show in my list.
I thought the Truman Show is a TV show..

WhiteElephant
28-11-2008, 03:41 PM
Soul Man and Mr Destiny are older and a little obscure. Soul Man is about a white dude who wants to get into Harvard but his marks aren't good enough so he takes some pills which make him black and he gets in on a disadvantaged scholarship. Learns all about what it's like to be black. Great movie!

Some other great comedies of that era are: 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Green Card, The Three Amigos, Roxanne, Big, Tootsie, Coming to America.

Comedies with heart, they don't make them like they used to, most comedies these days are a little vacuous.

Adamski
28-11-2008, 03:42 PM
I thought the Truman Show is a TV show..It was made the basis for a good movie about being filmed for reality tv.

Space_Dude
28-11-2008, 03:45 PM
It was made the basis for a good movie about being filmed for reality tv.
So is it a movie??

Sinister
28-11-2008, 04:58 PM
We have created weapons that can wipe out the entire planet just to satisfy our curiosity, that is crazy!
we had weapons of mass destruction before lord jesus was born. atomic weapons wiped out civilizations thousands of years before us

Alexrules01
28-11-2008, 09:48 PM
Lemme see if I can remember my favourite movies :)
Walking Tall
Welcome to the Jungle
Hancock
See no Evil
The Condemmed
Superhero Movie
Semi-Pro
Blades of Glory
Johnny English

The list can go on and on!

Oh-Austin Power Trilogy!!

WhiteElephant
28-11-2008, 09:51 PM
See no Evil

Or even better - See No Evil. Hear No Evil. starring the legendary Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

WhiteElephant
28-11-2008, 09:55 PM
Another classic - Revenge of the Nerds is starting on on Channel 7 in 20 minutes. If you haven't seen it, check it out, it's the American Pie of the 80s.

Alexrules01
28-11-2008, 09:58 PM
Or even better - See No Evil. Hear No Evil. starring the legendary Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

Never seen that, but See No Evil is a good movie. If anyonw watches WWE, Kane is the main actor, and he's probably the best guy to get play the character!

Space_Dude
28-11-2008, 10:15 PM
Lemme see if I can remember my favourite movies :)
Walking Tall
Welcome to the Jungle
Hancock
See no Evil
The Condemmed
Superhero Movie
Semi-Pro
Blades of Glory
Johnny English

The list can go on and on!

Oh-Austin Power Trilogy!!
Seen them all except see no evil, wat is it about?

Alexrules01
28-11-2008, 11:25 PM
See no Evil-
Teens from detention centres go to stay in this hotel to clean it up, fix it etc.
Little do they know though, there is a psyco killer living in the hotel, who takes peoples eyes once he kills them

That should get you intrigued :)

Sinister
01-12-2008, 07:42 PM
I like all movies made by marvel industries

Space_Dude
02-12-2008, 04:14 PM
Octobersky is new in the list. The best real life based movie!:D

Sinister
03-12-2008, 07:39 PM
Octobersky is new in the list. The best real life based movie!:D
you have never seen the whole thing:wall:

Space_Dude
03-12-2008, 08:57 PM
you have never seen the whole thing:wall:
oh, no, ive seen it before on tv

Sinister
03-12-2008, 09:51 PM
oh, no, ive seen it before on tv
sure you have *sarcasm*

Space_Dude
03-12-2008, 10:56 PM
sure you have *sarcasm*
hmmm... It was on a while back. Da movie freshened my mind.;)

Sinister
05-12-2008, 09:41 PM
hmmm... It was on a while back. Da movie freshened my mind.;)
sure it did *sarcasm*

AzureBlue
07-12-2008, 09:23 AM
LoTR is AMAZING =]

Saragossa
07-12-2008, 01:05 PM
LoTR is AMAZING =]

Have you read the books? or are we talking movie wise?

Because the movies were rubbish compared to the books.

AzureBlue
07-12-2008, 01:17 PM
Have you read the books? or are we talking movie wise?

Because the movies were rubbish compared to the books.
Excuse me?
The movies were awesome...
the books werent.
(or maybe that's cos i watched the movie first and knew everything that was going to happen) lol

Miranda
07-12-2008, 01:38 PM
The movies and the books were rubbish.

Saragossa
07-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Excuse me?
The movies were awesome...
the books werent.
(or maybe that's cos i watched the movie first and knew everything that was going to happen) lol

Barely the omissions made in the movie were terrible if they wanted to make films that almost compared with the books they should have made three films for each book.

MichaelBaron
07-12-2008, 11:33 PM
My favorite movies are:

Russian:

Master and Margarita (Russian TV Sequel)
Kill the Dragon
Lets Make Love
Love and the Pigeons
All of the Tarkovsky movies

Italian:
Fellini movies

French:
Too many to list :)

German:
Good bye, Lenin

Polish:
Movies directed by Vaida
English:
Death at Funeral
Indian:
Logan
USA
Woody Allen Movies
Lord of Rings Movie Series

Rincewind
08-12-2008, 07:40 AM
French:
Too many to list :)

I agree but some of my favourites are:

Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
La fille sur le pont
Les amants du Pont-Neuf (not a sequel :) )

Even Amelie was entertaining.


German:
Good bye, Lenin

I enjoyed that film too, there was some surreal cinematography.

I like the some Wim Wenders films particularly Wings of Desire, Faraway So Close and Paris Texas. And Tom Tykwer is good too especially Winterschlafer.


Polish:
Movies directed by Vaida

I don't know that director. What are the names of some films? I've liked every film by Kieslowski that I've seen.

Desmond
08-12-2008, 04:50 PM
Have you read the books? or are we talking movie wise?

Because the movies were rubbish compared to the books.
Check out this thread:
http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=4626

Space_Dude
19-12-2008, 04:14 PM
This thread is about favourite movies and discuss movies and stuff
So ill begin, My top 5 movies will have to be:
1. Stargate
2. Stargate Continuem
3. Stargate Ark of Truth
4. Ace Ventura Pet Detective
5. Ace Ventura When Nature calls
The lord of the rings trilogy has just entered the list.

Sinister
04-01-2009, 06:55 PM
the dark knight is the best movie out right now

Space_Dude
04-01-2009, 07:53 PM
the dark knight is the best movie out right now
I reckon yes man is th best movie... havent seem it but the trailers hillarious!

Saragossa
04-01-2009, 08:38 PM
the dark knight is the best movie out right now

Ok without assuming I have any prior knowledge except for watching the movie explain to me the joker's insanity?

Saragossa
04-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Donnie Darko is where it's at. all the different concepts brought together created an epic film. And not that I enjoyed it all that much but total recall had some thought provoking moments.

Adamski
04-01-2009, 11:25 PM
The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The movie is almost as good as the Jeffery Deaver book. Recommended if you like forensics stuff.

bergil
05-01-2009, 12:08 AM
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Godfather
3. Seven Days in May
4. The Lion in Winter
5. Zulu & Magnificent seven - just couldn't spilt them

Rincewind
05-01-2009, 06:11 PM
5. Zulu

Big call. It isn't even Michael Caine's best movie. :)

AzureBlue
12-01-2009, 03:37 PM
Barely the omissions made in the movie were terrible if they wanted to make films that almost compared with the books they should have made three films for each book.
Wish they did. Then there would be more to watch! =]
But still - the movie was just amazing!! What omissions did they make? I can barely remember, I read/watched the movie/book like 3 yrs ago!

Sinister
15-01-2009, 06:32 PM
I recently found out that spider-man 4 will have michael morbius as a villain, I can't wait for it to be released in cinemas:D :D :D :D :D

Saragossa
22-04-2009, 07:56 PM
Wow I had the biggest trip after realising we have already talked about this in the thread.

Mephistopheles
23-04-2009, 09:39 AM
A tentative and temporary top 5, in order:

1. Dellamorte Dellamore
2. Blade Runner
3. Suspiria
4. Fargo
5. American Beauty

Broad categories that I love:

* European horror
* Anything by the Coen Brothers
* Anything that Pixar has done apart from the execrable Cars
* Almost anything written by Richard Curtis
* Most of David Cronenberg's work

Broad categories that I hate:

* Dreary, kitchen-sink costume dramas
* Almost everything that John Hughes has been involved in
* Almost anything starring Mr Cruise
* Peter Greenaway for the most part

Kevin Bonham
23-04-2009, 11:49 PM
My favorite movies are:

Russian:
[..]
All of the Tarkovsky movies

I have seen only one, Stalker, which was on SBS a couple of times 15-20 years ago, and which I found to be astonishing, and considered at the time to be the best movie I had ever seen.

I have still not seen Tarkovsky's Solaris despite being a fan of the late Stanislaw Lem, upon whose novel it is based. I know that Lem disliked Tarkovsky's version but I suspect he liked the Clooney version that came out not long before he died even less.

I don't think about having a "favourite movie" these days, or even a list of favourite movies. It is an area in which my interest level is not high enough to maintain a firm opinion.

Saragossa
09-05-2009, 01:26 AM
I watched Sweeney Todd tonight and I thought that was pretty cool although I really think they should remake a non-musical version because the story as a whole has a pretty awesome plot nothing deep bt fairly good.

Sinister
09-05-2009, 09:11 PM
I hated that sweeny todd movie

Saragossa
09-05-2009, 09:25 PM
I watched it again today and I think it's pretty fantastic. When he sings to his razors, thats my favourite part. Also watched the assasination of Jesse james which was alright nothing special although Casey Affleck did a much better job then his brother has ever done.

Sinister
09-05-2009, 09:32 PM
watched X-men 2 today and saw that when mystique is infiltrating some place as lady deathstrike to find where magneto is, on the computer there is a listing of multiple popular mutants. Some of these are Remy LeBeau (Gambit) and Kevin McTaggert (Proteus-not to be confused with ultimate Proteus, David Xavier)

Miranda
09-05-2009, 11:47 PM
I'm watching Castaway at the moment.... not a bad movie to fill in a few hours.

Rincewind
09-05-2009, 11:54 PM
I'm watching Castaway at the moment.... not a bad movie to fill in a few hours.

I saw this a while ago and thought it a tad long but well made and only a little too predictably inspiring.

michaelrichards
09-05-2009, 11:57 PM
can't say i'm a fan of european horror,

best movies ever

the little mermaid
the sandlot kids
mighty ducks
titanic
a league of their own

WhiteElephant
09-05-2009, 11:59 PM
watched X-men 2 today and saw that when mystique is infiltrating some place as lady deathstrike to find where magneto is, on the computer there is a listing of multiple popular mutants. Some of these are Remy LeBeau (Gambit) and Kevin McTaggert (Proteus-not to be confused with ultimate Proteus, David Xavier)

Saw Wolverine last week, really enjoyed it, don't know why the reviews were so bad.

michaelrichards
09-05-2009, 11:59 PM
forgot the best movie of all time

knight moves

i wanna be like that guy, chess needs more practical uses

Saragossa
10-05-2009, 12:08 AM
Saw Wolverine last week, really enjoyed it, don't know why the reviews were so bad.

I think they went a little mad with what they could endure etc. weird abilities for everyone like starwars if they had those robots that could take jedi's why don't they just deploy them in the future instead of star troopers and stuff.

Davidflude
10-05-2009, 12:30 AM
1. Fanny and Alexander - Director Ingmar Bergman The long version.

2. La dolce Vita - Director Frederico Fellini all his movies are worth watching.

3) Casablanca - I have not got a clue who directed it.

4) A night at the Opera - the Marx Brothers at their best.

5) The Wild Bunch - Director Sam Peckinpah. The uncut version not the cut version they show on television.

6) Aguirre the wrath of God - Herzog who is a cult director

7) Les Enfants du paradise

Now by categories

Best conventional musical - An American in Paris - Gene Kelly and a score of George Gershwin numbers
The Wizard of Oz.

Best rock and roll movie - Help - Director Lester featuring the Beatles

others - The girl can't help it - La Bamba - King Creole made before Hollywood discovered that bad Elvis movies made more money than good Elvis movies.

Best blockbusters.

Gone with the Wind
Ben Hur

Best war movies

Paths of Glory - Kubrick
From Here to Eternity
The Great Escape
The dirty Dozen

Best westerns

The Wild Bunch
Shane
Once upon a time in the West

Cult movies

The Vanishing Point
The Little Shop of horrors - made in three days for fifty thousand dollars
Citizen Kane

Favourite Directors

Kubrick.
Fellini
Bergman
Roger Corman
Herzog
The Coen brothers

Best swashbuckers

Robin Hood -the version with Errol Flyn
Scaramouche
Ivanhoe - The version with Elizabeth Taylor.

Best disaster movies

The Towering Inferno
The Psoiden Adventure

Desmond
10-05-2009, 08:28 AM
Re Casablanca, apparently it contains one of the most misquoted lines in cinematc history. The line "Play it again, Sam" does not appear in the movie. It's "Play it for me, one more time Sam" or something like that.

Adamski
10-05-2009, 02:05 PM
Saw Wolverine last week, really enjoyed it, don't know why the reviews were so bad.Agreed. I also enjoyed that new X-Men movie. Took my son last Sat night. It won't win any awards for plot but never mind.
Question: Why wasn't Professor X in his wheelchair?

Saragossa
10-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Agreed. I also enjoyed that new X-Men movie. Took my son last Sat night. It won't win any awards for plot but never mind.
Question: Why wasn't Professor X in his wheelchair?

An alien I think called Lucifer dropped a stone on his legs crippling them I don't think that this had happened quite yet although I'm no expert.

Sinister
10-05-2009, 06:24 PM
An alien I think called Lucifer dropped a stone on his legs crippling them I don't think that this had happened quite yet although I'm no expert.
you are right about the crippling and that it hasn't happened yet:clap: :clap: :clap:

Space_Dude
10-05-2009, 07:30 PM
Watched the new star trek movie today on the big screen in Brisbane and it was freaking awesome! Best movie of the decade!! (just before Star trek Nemesis)

michaelrichards
11-05-2009, 12:30 PM
generations better than nemesis

Adamski
11-05-2009, 01:11 PM
generations better than nemesisI agree. Stat Trek Generations is an excellent movie. Both Kirk and Picard in it.

Saragossa
19-06-2009, 05:48 PM
Watched Romeo and Juliet - the terrible Baz Luhrmann version. Wanted my 2 hours back. Truly an awful movie.

Taken from the 'What did you do today' thread.

That movie was sick. We had the Bell Shakespear company come to our school and work Romeo and Juliet through with us over a couple of weeks and it was one of the best drama experiences I've had in my life. With that said I still think that Dicken's work is better but apples and oranges really.

Rincewind
19-06-2009, 05:54 PM
That movie was sick.

Is that good or bad?

I thought it was not the worst Baz Luhrmann film I've seen.

Miranda
19-06-2009, 06:28 PM
That movie was sick. We had the Bell Shakespear company come to our school and work Romeo and Juliet through with us over a couple of weeks and it was one of the best drama experiences I've had in my life. With that said I still think that Dicken's work is better but apples and oranges really.
That's pretty cool... we had some people come in and peform a condensed version of the play for us a few weeks ago, but otherwise we were just taught about it from our normal English teachers.

The movie just didn't work. Half the time I couldn't make out the character's words because they were mumbling, the other half of the time I was cringing at the dodgy acting and bizarre 'adaption'.

WhiteElephant
19-06-2009, 08:25 PM
I would rank Baz Luhrmann's movies as follows:

1. Strictly Ballroom
2. Romeo & Juliet
3. Moulin Rouge
4. Australia

Australia was unwatchable.

AzureBlue
19-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Yeah, we had CompleteWorks company come in to perform "R&J", they were OK, not the best but not too bad. :)
I reckon the Zefferelli version is awesome, the Baz Luhrmann version is just modernised, watched that last year when I had no idea who all the other characters were so I didn't understand all of it :( lol, still, I reckon Baz Luhrmann's versions pretty good, in a different way. :)

Saragossa
19-06-2009, 09:46 PM
Is that good or bad?

I thought it was not the worst Baz Luhrmann film I've seen.

That means I loved it.


2. Romeo & Juliet
3. Moulin Rouge

Those were both good films, the other two I would have to agree.


That's pretty cool... we had some people come in and peform a condensed version of the play for us a few weeks ago, but otherwise we were just taught about it from our normal English teachers.

Yeah I got lucky cos' we have a few Shakespear obsessed teachers. I think from all the plays my favourite would have to be Macbeth (though note I have only properly worked through his most famous plays so my tastes aren't very original).


lol, still, I reckon Baz Luhrmann's versions pretty good, in a different way.

I agree I definitely think film watching is all about how you approach it and you really have to keep in mind while watching his film that it will be different.

Rincewind
19-06-2009, 10:35 PM
1. Strictly Ballroom

Barry Otto rocks in that film.

AzureBlue
22-06-2009, 01:44 PM
I think from all the plays my favourite would have to be Macbeth (though note I have only properly worked through his most famous plays so my tastes aren't very original).
Yeah, I'm going to be studying Macbeth next year. What's it about?

Rincewind
22-06-2009, 01:48 PM
Yeah, I'm going to be studying Macbeth next year. What's it about?

Ambition.

Check out the Roman Polanski production of Macbeth from 1971. It isn't 100% faithful to the Shakespeare text but it is a good film in its own right.

AzureBlue
23-06-2009, 09:58 AM
Ambition.

Check out the Roman Polanski production of Macbeth from 1971. It isn't 100% faithful to the Shakespeare text but it is a good film in its own right.
A tragedy about ambition?

Rincewind
23-06-2009, 10:18 AM
A tragedy about ambition?

Indeed. Macbeth is destroyed by his ambition.

Sinister
23-06-2009, 10:56 AM
found some awesome news a while back (around the time x-men origins came out) there is going to be a deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds the guy that played wade wilson (deadpool/weapon 11) in the x-men origins movie

Saragossa
23-06-2009, 05:14 PM
Yeah, I'm going to be studying Macbeth next year. What's it about?

Predetermination and its destruction of morals, the definition of manlihood, power, ambition and madness of course!

AzureBlue
23-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Macbeth
William Shakespeare

Plot Overview

The play begins with the brief appearance of a trio of witches and then moves to a military camp, where the Scottish King Duncan hears the news that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, have defeated two separate invading armies—one from Ireland, led by the rebel Macdonald, and one from Norway. Following their pitched battle with these enemy forces, Macbeth and Banquo encounter the witches as they cross a moor. The witches prophesy that Macbeth will be made thane (a rank of Scottish nobility) of Cawdor and eventually king of Scotland. They also prophesy that Macbeth’s companion, Banquo, will beget a line of Scottish kings, although Banquo will never be king himself. The witches vanish, and Macbeth and Banquo treat their prophecies skeptically until some of King Duncan’s men come to thank the two generals for their victories in battle and to tell Macbeth that he has indeed been named thane of Cawdor. The previous thane betrayed Scotland by fighting for the Norwegians and Duncan has condemned him to death. Macbeth is intrigued by the possibility that the remainder of the witches’ prophecy—that he will be crowned king—might be true, but he is uncertain what to expect. He visits with King Duncan, and they plan to dine together at Inverness, Macbeth’s castle, that night. Macbeth writes ahead to his wife, Lady Macbeth, telling her all that has happened.

Lady Macbeth suffers none of her husband’s uncertainty. She desires the kingship for him and wants him to murder Duncan in order to obtain it. When Macbeth arrives at Inverness, she overrides all of her husband’s objections and persuades him to kill the king that very night. He and Lady Macbeth plan to get Duncan’s two chamberlains drunk so they will black out; the next morning they will blame the murder on the chamberlains, who will be defenseless, as they will remember nothing. While Duncan is asleep, Macbeth stabs him, despite his doubts and a number of supernatural portents, including a vision of a bloody dagger. When Duncan’s death is discovered the next morning, Macbeth kills the chamberlains—ostensibly out of rage at their crime—and easily assumes the kingship. Duncan’s sons Malcolm and Donalbain flee to England and Ireland, respectively, fearing that whoever killed Duncan desires their demise as well.

Fearful of the witches’ prophecy that Banquo’s heirs will seize the throne, Macbeth hires a group of murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. They ambush Banquo on his way to a royal feast, but they fail to kill Fleance, who escapes into the night. Macbeth becomes furious: as long as Fleance is alive, he fears that his power remains insecure. At the feast that night, Banquo’s ghost visits Macbeth. When he sees the ghost, Macbeth raves fearfully, startling his guests, who include most of the great Scottish nobility. Lady Macbeth tries to neutralize the damage, but Macbeth’s kingship incites increasing resistance from his nobles and subjects. Frightened, Macbeth goes to visit the witches in their cavern. There, they show him a sequence of demons and spirits who present him with further prophecies: he must beware of Macduff, a Scottish nobleman who opposed Macbeth’s accession to the throne; he is incapable of being harmed by any man born of woman; and he will be safe until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Castle. Macbeth is relieved and feels secure, because he knows that all men are born of women and that forests cannot move. When he learns that Macduff has fled to England to join Malcolm, Macbeth orders that Macduff’s castle be seized and, most cruelly, that Lady Macduff and her children be murdered.

When news of his family’s execution reaches Macduff in England, he is stricken with grief and vows revenge. Prince Malcolm, Duncan’s son, has succeeded in raising an army in England, and Macduff joins him as he rides to Scotland to challenge Macbeth’s forces. The invasion has the support of the Scottish nobles, who are appalled and frightened by Macbeth’s tyrannical and murderous behavior. Lady Macbeth, meanwhile, becomes plagued with fits of sleepwalking in which she bemoans what she believes to be bloodstains on her hands. Before Macbeth’s opponents arrive, Macbeth receives news that she has killed herself, causing him to sink into a deep and pessimistic despair. Nevertheless, he awaits the English and fortifies Dunsinane, to which he seems to have withdrawn in order to defend himself, certain that the witches’ prophecies guarantee his invincibility. He is struck numb with fear, however, when he learns that the English army is advancing on Dunsinane shielded with boughs cut from Birnam Wood. Birnam Wood is indeed coming to Dunsinane, fulfilling half of the witches’ prophecy.

In the battle, Macbeth hews violently, but the English forces gradually overwhelm his army and castle. On the battlefield, Macbeth encounters the vengeful Macduff, who declares that he was not “of woman born” but was instead “untimely ripped” from his mother’s womb (what we now call birth by cesarean section). Though he realizes that he is doomed, Macbeth continues to fight until Macduff kills and beheads him. Malcolm, now the king of Scotland, declares his benevolent intentions for the country and invites all to see him crowned at Scone.

from Sparknotes
^ What's with the random witches?

Saragossa
23-06-2009, 06:07 PM
What's with the random witches?

I believe that they represent Shakespear's belief that a change of times would occur, notice that alot of the power is actually held by women which is odd because in those days they were seen as second to men. Also the fact that they predict and tell Macbeth their predictions makes you wonder whether they can actually see the future or they are just very good at manipulation ie would've Macbeth killed Duncan had he not been told he would become king?

Yeah the witches are a pretty interesting discussion point.

ER
23-06-2009, 08:33 PM
Yeah the witches are a pretty interesting discussion point.
A powerful technique similar to the chorus in Greek tragedies and comedies, worthy to have a read about!

AzureBlue
24-06-2009, 11:39 AM
Ok thanks for the info :)
I'll read it after I'm done with my project, essay prep. for Romeo & Juliet and after I read "Much ado about nothing" - it's meant to be a romantic comedy or something like that, but I'm not finding it that funny yet, but I haven't even finished the first act!

Rincewind
24-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Ok thanks for the info :)
I'll read it after I'm done with my project, essay prep. for Romeo & Juliet and after I read "Much ado about nothing" - it's meant to be a romantic comedy or something like that, but I'm not finding it that funny yet, but I haven't even finished the first act!

Check out the film! (Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington) The casting was a little odd but it was pleasant enough romp and one of the most commercially successful film adaptations of a Shakespearean play.

AzureBlue
24-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Check out the film! (Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington) The casting was a little odd but it was pleasant enough romp and one of the most commercially successful film adaptations of a Shakespearean play.
Yeah, I'm collecting it from the library in a day or two, but do you think I would understand it if I hadn't finished reading the book yet?

Rincewind
24-06-2009, 12:29 PM
Yeah, I'm collecting it from the library in a day or two, but do you think I would understand it if I hadn't finished reading the book yet?

The film can be understood and enjoyed by people totally unfamiliar with the existence of the play. However, one needs to understand that productions (theatrical or cinematic) are all adaptations of the play. So if you are studying the text then that is what you will be assessed on.

Saragossa
24-06-2009, 03:22 PM
A powerful technique similar to the chorus in Greek tragedies and comedies, worthy to have a read about!

Yeah we did a bit of Greek theatre (only one unit) and found it interesting how many of their ideas are redone today in more modern styling. I want to get more into it but it's really up to the drama or english teacher.

AzureBlue
27-06-2009, 05:56 PM
Check out the film! (Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington) The casting was a little odd but it was pleasant enough romp and one of the most commercially successful film adaptations of a Shakespearean play.
Thanks for the recommendation, it was quite good and funny sometimes, basically followed the language of the book all the way :)

Rincewind
27-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the recommendation, it was quite good and funny sometimes, basically followed the language of the book all the way :)

No worries. I went to see the Merchant of Venice tonight with Al Pacino playing Shylock and Jeremy Irons playing Antonio. It was great, however the director seemed to have a thing for topless prostitutes. Pacino was great though.

Sinister
28-06-2009, 05:04 PM
I'm really liking the new transformers movie

AzureBlue
28-06-2009, 06:38 PM
No worries. I went to see the Merchant of Venice tonight with Al Pacino playing Shylock and Jeremy Irons playing Antonio. It was great, however the director seemed to have a thing for topless prostitutes. Pacino was great though.
Wow, how much Shakespeare have you watched? :lol:

Rincewind
28-06-2009, 06:51 PM
Wow, how much Shakespeare have you watched? :lol:

If Al Pacino is in it, you don't ask questions about who wrote the screen play. :)

I've seen a few films but I also like amateur and professional theatrical productions. I've seen A Midsummer's Night Dream in the botanical gardens and I've even seen a production of Pericles on stage. (I'll bet not everyone can say that!)

AzureBlue
30-06-2009, 09:51 PM
I've seen a few films but I also like amateur and professional theatrical productions. I've seen A Midsummer's Night Dream in the botanical gardens and I've even seen a production of Pericles on stage. (I'll bet not everyone can say that!)
Wow the only Shakespeare I've watched is:
A Midsummer's Night Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Romeo and Juliet (Zeferelli)
Romeo and Juliet (Luhrmann)
and a theatre production of R&J...
though we did act out A Midsummer's Night Dream in the courtyard at school :lol:

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:19 PM
I liked the Wiggles big Red Car first edition

that Caesar guy
30-06-2009, 11:23 PM
Of course! That was a true classic! The COSTUMES, so brilliant! Loved the actor who played the purple one, Jeff. Think his name was Jeff Fatt. Bloody brilliant. George Clooney, eat your heart out!

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:25 PM
Of course! That was a true classic! The COSTUMES, so brilliant! Loved the actor who played the purple one, Jeff. Think his name was Jeff Fatt. Bloody brilliant. George Clooney, eat your heart out!

NO NO NO
Sorry so wrong
Captain Feather sword
honestly
Johnney Depp move over
pirate award won

that Caesar guy
30-06-2009, 11:28 PM
No bloody way! Feathersword was alright, but I reckon Dorothy the Dinosaur was the best "extra" I reckon. So lovable, Feathersword represented a deep "fluffy pirate" which is basically a contradiction in terms. I suppose Dorothy the Dinosaur is contradictory too, but the green colour of the dinosaur takes away the menacing apperance, appealing to not just children, but the public audience. So Dorothy over Feathersword, anyday!

Rincewind
30-06-2009, 11:31 PM
No bloody way! Feathersword was alright, but I reckon Dorothy the Dinosaur was the best "extra" I reckon. So lovable, Feathersword represented a deep "fluffy pirate" which is basically a contradiction in terms. I suppose Dorothy the Dinosaur is contradictory too, but the green colour of the dinosaur takes away the menacing apperance, appealing to not just children, but the public audience. So Dorothy over Feathersword, anyday!

I must disagree. Who can go past Wags the Dog? Man's best friend.

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:33 PM
No bloody way! Feathersword was alright, but I reckon Dorothy the Dinosaur was the best "extra" I reckon. So lovable, Feathersword represented a deep "fluffy pirate" which is basically a contradiction in terms. I suppose Dorothy the Dinosaur is contradictory too, but the green colour of the dinosaur takes away the menacing apperance, appealing to not just children, but the public audience. So Dorothy over Feathersword, anyday!
True I do see your point but you are overlooking the brilliant performance by Waggs the Dog
honestly his loveable cannine appeal to young and old was just elevated by his extraordinaty tap dancing ability that has not been equalled since the days of Fred Astaire...(did Fred tap?) well he should have and if he did he would not have succeeded as well as our Waggs

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:35 PM
Henry...my all time favourite..with 8 arms he just ch armed us, with his dis arming performance

Rincewind
30-06-2009, 11:36 PM
Wow the only Shakespeare I've watched is:
A Midsummer's Night Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Romeo and Juliet (Zeferelli)
Romeo and Juliet (Luhrmann)
and a theatre production of R&J...
though we did act out A Midsummer's Night Dream in the courtyard at school :lol:

I've been around a lot longer than you. :P

When I was at school my English teacher had a thing for weird Shakespeares. We did Richard II and Henry IV part 1. With another teacher we did the more usual Macbeth and Hamlet. The rest has been purely for my own enjoyment.

You should try to watch a good Macbeth and Hamlet for your own edification. :)

that Caesar guy
30-06-2009, 11:37 PM
True I do see your point but you are overlooking the brilliant performance by Waggs the Dog
honestly his loveable cannine appeal to young and old was just elevated by his extraordinaty tap dancing ability that has not been equalled since the days of Fred Astaire...(did Fred tap?) well he should have and if he did he would not have succeeded as well as our Waggs
I cannot believe this! This is a travesty. I'm being double teamed when it's obvious I'm right! Dorothy was and still is the legend of the show. She was the glue of the project, the cream in the cake. How can you let a silly little mutt with tap shoes win over the great Dorothy! I'm going to go stand in a corner with a portable TV and watch "Hot Potato" all over again...10 times

And don't forget Jeff! Wake up Jeff, damn it!

JM

Rincewind
30-06-2009, 11:40 PM
Henry...my all time favourite..with 8 arms he just ch armed us, with his dis arming performance

:D

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:43 PM
Jeff is a total loser as had been repeatedly proven over time
His inability to focus and remain alert at crucial times is a total downer for the team

that Caesar guy
30-06-2009, 11:44 PM
THAT'S GOLD BARRY! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
it's a great photo!
I'm laughing so much here.
You're winning tonight :)

JM

Desmond
30-06-2009, 11:45 PM
No bloody way! Feathersword was alright, but I reckon Dorothy the Dinosaur was the best "extra" I reckon. So lovable, Feathersword represented a deep "fluffy pirate" which is basically a contradiction in terms. I suppose Dorothy the Dinosaur is contradictory too, but the green colour of the dinosaur takes away the menacing apperance, appealing to not just children, but the public audience. So Dorothy over Feathersword, anyday!My daughter agrees with you. Quite fond of the Captain but Dorothy is a clear winner.

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Ok OK I feel pressured here
Barry totally unfair and obviously a fake and breach of copywright

Bereaved
30-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Jeff is narcoleptic, and the complete intolerance of what must be a very embarrassing condition for him by the remainder of his fellow Wiggles shows that beneath their child friendly entertaining exterior beat the hearts of narcissistic sociopaths;

Just my take on the whole matter

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

that Caesar guy
30-06-2009, 11:47 PM
Great stuff Boris, at least it goes to show that there are people with at least a bit of sanity...you should listen to your daughter more ofter, she is very wise! :lol:

LONG LIVE DOROTHY

(starts singing: "Hot potato, hot potato...)

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:47 PM
Boris I am an accredited expert in early Childhood Education
Your daughter (God bless her little cottonsocks) obviously needs my guidance

Basil
30-06-2009, 11:48 PM
My daughter agrees with you. Quite fond of the Captain but Dorothy is a clear winner.
Both boys, SWAMBO and her daughter will be watching Dot The Dinosaur at Dreamworld this weekend while I'm in Adelaide. Score! ;)

Desmond
30-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Both boys, SWAMBO and her daughter will be watching Dot The Dinosaur at Dreamworld this weekend while I'm in Adelaide. Score! ;)Such sacrifices we make for chess. ;)

Mischa
30-06-2009, 11:54 PM
"Dot" the dinasaur?
This is just a familiarity that offends all die hard fans
I have heard not one word of praise for the life guard in what was a pivotal film clip

Rincewind
30-06-2009, 11:55 PM
Ok OK I feel pressured here
Barry totally unfair and obviously a fake and breach of copywright

You'll have to take the copyright issues with Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. I had my suspicions about the Captain but I'm sure Henry was the real deal. They even had an octopus wrangler in attendance.

that Caesar guy
30-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Jeff is narcoleptic, and the complete intolerance of what must be a very embarrassing condition for him by the remainder of his fellow Wiggles shows that beneath their child friendly entertaining exterior beat the hearts of narcissistic sociopaths;

Just my take on the whole matter

Take care and God Bless, Macavity
Take a look at this secret footage on one of their tours, which reveals a true secret to the nature of Jeff's identity, and what's more, why he's so drowsy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cRHgImk9IM&feature=related

:lol:

JM

AzureBlue
01-07-2009, 08:24 AM
I cannot believe this! This is a travesty. I'm being double teamed when it's obvious I'm right! Dorothy was and still is the legend of the show. She was the glue of the project, the cream in the cake. How can you let a silly little mutt with tap shoes win over the great Dorothy! I'm going to go stand in a corner with a portable TV and watch "Hot Potato" all over again...10 times

And don't forget Jeff! Wake up Jeff, damn it!

JM
LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

AzureBlue
01-07-2009, 08:28 AM
I've been around a lot longer than you. :P

When I was at school my English teacher had a thing for weird Shakespeares. We did Richard II and Henry IV part 1. With another teacher we did the more usual Macbeth and Hamlet. The rest has been purely for my own enjoyment.

You should try to watch a good Macbeth and Hamlet for your own edification. :)
Yeah I reckon Macbeth, then Hamlet will have to be next (cos we're studying Macbeth at school next year as far as I know). Richard II and Henry IV are so random though. I'm guessing you also did Pericles, King John, Antony and Cleopatra etc...?

Rincewind
01-07-2009, 09:12 AM
Yeah I reckon Macbeth, then Hamlet will have to be next (cos we're studying Macbeth at school next year as far as I know). Richard II and Henry IV are so random though. I'm guessing you also did Pericles, King John, Antony and Cleopatra etc...?

There was a method to his madness. Richard II is directly prior to Henry IV part 1 so it gives the historical context of how Henry IV came to be on the throne. You are also able to compare the Henry IV before taking the throne with his son Prince Harry.

No, never studied Pericles. Most people think Shakespeare didn't write all of it either. I don't know much about the others. One I want to see but haven't is Julius Caesar. If someone can recommend a good movie version...

AzureBlue
01-07-2009, 04:23 PM
There was a method to his madness. Richard II is directly prior to Henry IV part 1 so it gives the historical context of how Henry IV came to be on the throne. You are also able to compare the Henry IV before taking the throne with his son Prince Harry.

No, never studied Pericles. Most people think Shakespeare didn't write all of it either. I don't know much about the others. One I want to see but haven't is Julius Caesar. If someone can recommend a good movie version...
Right...
What's the best version of Hamlet (movie)?

Rincewind
01-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Right...
What's the best version of Hamlet (movie)?

I've only seen two film productions, a black and white version with Sir Laurence Olivier playing the prince. This is the best I've seen and widely regarded as the best done to date. I've also seen the Mel Gibson and Glenn Close version but didn't think that it did the story justice. However, there are several other screen adaptations which I haven't seen including a epic 4 hour version involving Kenneth Branagh. I'd be interested in reading reviews from people who have seen these or other Hamlets.

AzureBlue
01-07-2009, 05:07 PM
I've only seen two film productions, a black and white version with Sir Laurence Olivier playing the prince. This is the best I've seen and widely regarded as the best done to date.
Yeah, that's the one I've got at home right now, but BLACK AND WHITE????!!!
It's probably made in the 80's then... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Desmond
01-07-2009, 07:31 PM
I've only seen two film productions, a black and white version with Sir Laurence Olivier playing the prince. This is the best I've seen and widely regarded as the best done to date. I've also seen the Mel Gibson and Glenn Close version but didn't think that it did the story justice. However, there are several other screen adaptations which I haven't seen including a epic 4 hour version involving Kenneth Branagh. I'd be interested in reading reviews from people who have seen these or other Hamlets.
I quite liked Brenagh's Hamlet, I'd put it above Gibson's, but I didn't think his was too bad either.

AzureBlue
02-07-2009, 09:03 AM
I quite liked Brenagh's Hamlet, I'd put it above Gibson's, but I didn't think his was too bad either.
Isn't Branagh the guy in Much Ado About Nothing? The one that played umm... Benedick?

Rincewind
02-07-2009, 10:37 AM
Isn't Branagh the guy in Much Ado About Nothing? The one that played umm... Benedick?

He was and he also directed. He also did a version of Frankenstein around the same time where he directed and played the Doctor.

AzureBlue
02-07-2009, 10:48 AM
He was and he also directed. He also did a version of Frankenstein around the same time where he directed and played the Doctor.
:lol: He was HILARIOUS as Benedick LOL :lol: :lol:

AzureBlue
05-08-2009, 07:28 PM
That's pretty cool... we had some people come in and peform a condensed version of the play for us a few weeks ago, but otherwise we were just taught about it from our normal English teachers.

The movie just didn't work. Half the time I couldn't make out the character's words because they were mumbling, the other half of the time I was cringing at the dodgy acting and bizarre 'adaption'.
Just watched it in english again... I have to say now that the Luhrmann is AMAZING!! After awhile you don't even realise that they are speaking in Shakespearean english in a contrasted environment and it just flows. There were many good symbols in the play such as the use of water in R & J's meetings and costuming (eg. Tybalt dressed as the devil) as well as the crosses and statue of God to symbolise fate and morality. Light is effectively though controversially (because it makes suicide seem beautiful) used in the death scene, following on from the light/dark contrasts in the original Shakespeare script. The characters were well performed and intimacy and depth of emotion was shown in many scenes. Music also helps to convey the mood of the scene and overall I think the movie was undoubtedly an innovative, thought-provoking success that was awesome to watch!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: Much better movie now because I now understand R & J well, whereas last year I didn't even know anything about it!

Saragossa
17-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Has anybody seen Public enemies? Also I'm really pumped to see Heath Ledger's last film.

Miranda
17-08-2009, 10:23 PM
My favourite film at the moment is Watchmen. I have to admit, I've never read the comic book, however the film is very nicely put together (although it may be a little long).

Saragossa
17-08-2009, 10:24 PM
My favourite film at the moment is Watchmen. I have to admit, I've never read the comic book, however the film is very nicely put together (although it may be a little long).


Jealous atm! I've been wanting to see that for a while now but cbf buying the dvd and it's out of the cinemas, but i imagine a friend will have so I will try to chase it up.

Space_Dude
17-08-2009, 10:58 PM
My favourite film at the moment is Watchmen. I have to admit, I've never read the comic book, however the film is very nicely put together (although it may be a little long).
That movie was filled with unnecessary sex scenes and nudity... the close ups and the zoom in on the blue dudes crotch! Its screaming "rate me R18+" !!!

Sinister
18-08-2009, 09:34 PM
if that blue dude was so almighty and powerful he would have created some pants because that little G-string thing is not cool in any way.
I hate those stupid sex scenes that the people decide to throw into movies because in many cases it is unnecessary and stupid. Underworld evolution and rise of the lycans are good examples, what were they thinking throwing in the sex scenes? it is honestly Bullsh#t.

Desmond
19-08-2009, 08:53 AM
if that blue dude was so almighty and powerful he would have created some pants because that little G-string thing is not cool in any way.
I hate those stupid sex scenes that the people decide to throw into movies because in many cases it is unnecessary and stupid. Underworld evolution and rise of the lycans are good examples, what were they thinking throwing in the sex scenes? it is honestly Bullsh#t.
Well given that the history of the entire story in Underworld started with a fracture between the lycans and the vampires because of the love story, it seems quite central to the story.

Saragossa
18-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Well given that the history of the entire story in Underworld started with a fracture between the lycans and the vampires because of the love story, it seems quite central to the story.

Agreed! I just watched the three in sequence and I think the last one is easily the worst installment.

Also watched Inglourious Basterds three times in three days and have developed a deep love for it. And my entire body still goes numb during the "bear jew" scence.

Don't read the white text if you haven't seen it and don't want anything spoiled.

I don't get psyched at all by the baseball bat bashing but the scene where Donnie Donovicz is walking down the sewer rapping the bat against the wall and the face of the Nazi which expresses amazing fear and absolute calm at the same time. And then the line.

Donnie Donavicz: *Hitting the Nazi's medal with his bat* "You get that for killing Jews"

Nazi: Bravery

Coldest moment ever, best line and I loved it.

Saragossa
24-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Not overly related but I just picked up a copy of "The killing joke" which explains why the joker is such a pyscho and also a sweet story in there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Killing_Joke

get on the nerd train yo'.

Sinister
08-01-2010, 11:10 PM
saw that new James Cameron's Avatar and I think it is a brilliant movie. awesome graphics and a great storyline it is definitely a must-see movie.

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:18 PM
A bit Disney
but I agree AWSOME
and incidently
no swearing or unnecessary violence/blood/sex
but way too much vertigo if you see it in 3D
(would it KILL them to step AWAY from the edge???)

Miranda
08-01-2010, 11:20 PM
I saw Avatar. Sure, the graphics were great, but the storyline was just Pochahontas in outer space. It felt more like a display, rather than a movie. When the female's showing the guy their way of life it just seemed like an extended non-musical 'Colours of the wind'.

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:22 PM
there was an Aussie movie...an animation...called rain forest or something (sure Barry will help me here) it is almost Avatar to a tee...but made maybe 10 years ago??

Rincewind
08-01-2010, 11:28 PM
there was an Aussie movie...an animation...called rain forest or something (sure Barry will help me here) it is almost Avatar to a tee...but made maybe 10 years ago??

Maybe Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest.

The magical inhabitants of Fern Gully battle to save their home from a logging company.

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:29 PM
see I KNEW you would know

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:30 PM
It is a kid's version of Avatar
but Avatar is worth seeing for the amazinG 3D spectacle that it is

Rincewind
08-01-2010, 11:35 PM
It is a kid's version of Avatar
but Avatar is worth seeing for the amazinG 3D spectacle that it is

Hopefully 3D spectacles will be provided. :)

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:36 PM
Barry, have you seen it?

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:36 PM
Hopefully 3D spectacles will be provided. :)


funny

Capablanca-Fan
08-01-2010, 11:38 PM
See Avatar review (http://creation.com/avatar-movie-review).

Rincewind
08-01-2010, 11:40 PM
Barry, have you seen it?

I've not seen Avatar and only possible seen Fern Gully. But I do know about Fern Gully as the movie was marketed pretty heavily from what I remember. Particularly the character "Batty".

Mischa
08-01-2010, 11:45 PM
:)
I like Avatar
a bit blatant
overhashed theme
as i said a bit Disney
(so child friendly)
but brilliant graphics
DO see it in 3D

Kevin Bonham
08-01-2010, 11:54 PM
See Avatar review (http://creation.com/avatar-movie-review).

As it happens, I am inclined to avoid paying to see this film whatever its gee-whizzery level for some reasons that are in common with some of Wieland's objections to it. The updated green version of the noble savage myth a la Rousseau is false and tired and should not be getting further runs around the block. The nature that "first peoples" were so good at living in harmony with was often one they had substantially altered first.

Having said that, I don't think you'll find too many evolutionists who give this sort of stuff the time of day either, since evolution is inconsistent with it too. Wieland's attempt to work the obligatory bash at evolution into his review seems a little bit artificial. :P

Mischa
09-01-2010, 12:07 AM
just see it for the graphics..:)

Mischa
09-01-2010, 12:11 AM
sometimes movies are just entertaining

Kevin Bonham
09-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Movies are way too expensive to go to these days for me to see things just for the graphics or entertainment. I am especially wary of mega-budget films that don't seem to stack up artistically.

Saragossa
09-01-2010, 01:03 PM
I saw Avatar, yes the graphics were great but, as Miranda said, I felt like I was watching 'Dances With Wolves' re-digitalised.

Sherlock Holmes on the other hand was a refreshing change from Guy Ritchies' normal shoot em' gangster films. Don't get me wrong, I love Lock Stock And Two Smoking barrels but I found Snatch and Rock 'N' Rolla cookie cut and unoriginal. Sherlock Holmes had some original concepts but lacked a backing story fro Sherlock, Christopher Nolan would have something to say about this.

Sinister
09-01-2010, 03:45 PM
I hate that trash they call sherlock holmes and I can't believe that robert downey jr. would sink low enough to play the part

Sinister
09-01-2010, 03:57 PM
watched 'the ugly truth' the other day and I can't say I have ever seen a movie quite as bad. it was just terrible and and had awful humour

Saragossa
09-01-2010, 04:52 PM
I hate that trash they call sherlock holmes and I can't believe that robert downey jr. would sink low enough to play the part


Please explain your problem with the movie? I was slightly annoyed because I had a concentration fit, observing every tiny thing only to have the mystery be unsolvable except in concept.

Agreed, The Ugly Truth was ridiculous and about as predictable as Watson getting out on 90's.

Space_Dude
11-01-2010, 11:20 PM
wanna hear somethin weird?? in Ice in space astronomy forum, they have a 7 page thread about avatar. nothing wrong with it but i cant believe it went for this long... thought it would perish along with the short term threads:hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

Saragossa
02-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Has anybody seen Invictus? I'm really looking forward to it. I like Clint Eastwood's movies. He made crap as an actor but as a director he has done excellent work.

Hobbes
02-02-2010, 08:46 PM
I like Clint Eastwood's movies. He made crap as an actor but as a director he has done excellent work.

Say what?

Have you seen the Man with No Name films - especially The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - can't imagine anyone not loving GBU!

Saragossa
02-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Say what?

Have you seen the Man with No Name films - especially The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - can't imagine anyone not loving GBU!

My dad is a Clint fan, I have seen far too many of his films that it is lucky I'm not some gunslinging vigalante today.

Ian Murray
02-02-2010, 10:18 PM
Has anybody seen Invictus? I'm really looking forward to it. I like Clint Eastwood's movies. He made crap as an actor but as a director he has done excellent work.
Good movie - Morgan Freeman is excellent as Mandela. It's a bit syrupy - the racism-to-tolerance issue on both sides is simplistic but makes for a feel-good movie.

There is a down side - nobody wants to see the Boks beat the Wallabies :)

Desmond
03-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Yeah I thought it was pretty good too.

Ian Murray
03-02-2010, 12:20 PM
If you'd like to see a movie that will leave an indelible impression, go see The Road

Bereaved
03-02-2010, 12:34 PM
If you'd like to see a movie that will leave an indelible impression, go see The Road

I am reading "The Road" ( by Cormac McCarthy) at the moment, prior to seeing it, and it is a very confronting book, that is all I will say

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Ian Murray
03-02-2010, 04:37 PM
I am reading "The Road" ( by Cormac McCarthy) at the moment, prior to seeing it, and it is a very confronting book, that is all I will say

It certainly is. Powerful stuff - it left me shell-shocked for days