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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies

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No, Tiggerbear, a lot of people didn't like the shaky cam. I personally didn't notice it all that much as I was so involved in the story (or is it because I work with heroin addicts and I'm used to the "shakes")?

 Seriously, I read professional reviewer who said he (she?) had to go throw up because of the shaky cam. I found that silly and hard to believe, but could be I guess. How about Aliens? That was my absolute favorite fora long time.


I don't know whether it was scabbling for the remote just to get go "d*mn it! only a foot!" for the whole movie or the shaky cam. But I had a headache afterward. The house aviods shaky cam movies in the theatre entirely. But out of a love of monster flicks I rented it. Wish I hadn't. 

 

Aliens is a classic, too scary good.

 

But same year as Cloverfield, did anyone see Host? Totally excellent Koren flick.

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I'm not sure if it has been mentioned here but I like Merlin its a good movie.

Merlin wasn't bad. I liked the actors. But the sequil, not so much.

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Do the Rankin and Bass movies qualify as fantasy or are they disqualified because they are Christmas movies?  Because if they do count I have to include most of them on my Favorites list (I'm in a Christmas mood right now)

 

For those who don't know some of these movies are:

 

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

Frosty and Rudolph's Christmas in July

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty Returns

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

 

Some others I wouldn't catergorize as fantasy are:

 

The Little Drummer Boy

Nestor the Long Eared Christmas Donkey

 

and of course there is

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon version of course)

Twas the Night Before Christmas

 

If I've gone loony by even asking this question I apologize :smileywink:

 

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies: Stargate


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I saw the SG-1 tv show before I saw the movie (and I think I understood the movie more as a result.) If you watch the DVDs and really enjoy them, then you must read "Stepping through the Stargate" by P.N. Elrod & Roxanne Conrad -- a collection of essays on the characters, philosophy, science of SG-1 -- a eally fun read.

My gosh! I didn't realize that there was a series like this around that is taken so seriously. There seems to be quite a few books out about the series including the one you mentioned. And a lot of serious scholars analyzing it. And a lot of emphasis on the mythology.

 

One book that caught my eye as a first-time viewer was Approaching the Possible by Jo Storm. It seems to be an episode by episode commentary. Does anyone have this book?


Nadine,

 

I do have this book.

 

Probably the TV show that has generated the most paper in terms of everything from guides to academic essays is Buffy. 

 

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Bladerunner was absolutly on my list as well. I liked the director's cut best. Can't go wrong with a Ridley Scott flick. Just look at "Alien". Also stands the test of time very well. Still creeps me out when I watch it. The stupid cat jumping out gets me every time too. You'd think I'd catch on at some point.

 

I'm also watching "Sanctuary". Missed the last episode, though. My wife walked in while I was watching the show and said "Brad. That is really cheesy". I gave her my famous "What's yer point?" look and carried on watching. I don't make her watch "Sanctuary" and I get to read books during "Dancing With the Stars". Fair enough.

 

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Now, I would maintain that nothing on "Sanctuary" could possibly be as cheesy as anything on "Dancing With the Stars." Really.

 

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Revisiting Cloverfield:

Speaking of seeing the monster, what did you think of the little ones that fell off? I thought that perhaps they might have been some kind of parasite on the big one. I found them to be really scary, and nasty in the extreme, BUT I really don't like parasites. ( Remember Galaxy of Horror?)

 

Not familiar with Host - sci-fi or horror?  I like creature horror, but not people horror like Saw or Hostel.

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I had the impression that they were parasites as well.  And I also agree with your assestment of the Saw and Hostel movies.  They are gore for the sake of gore, a local columnist calls them "goreporn".

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Revisiting Cloverfield:

Speaking of seeing the monster, what did you think of the little ones that fell off? I thought that perhaps they might have been some kind of parasite on the big one. I found them to be really scary, and nasty in the extreme, BUT I really don't like parasites. ( Remember Galaxy of Horror?)

 

Not familiar with Host - sci-fi or horror?  I like creature horror, but not people horror like Saw or Hostel.

"You don't see them ****ing each other over for a ***damn percentage!" Such a great line, but how do we really know that they don't?


 

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TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:
I'm not sure if it has been mentioned here but I like Merlin its a good movie.

Merlin wasn't bad. I liked the actors. But the sequil, not so much.


Can't say that I have seen the sequil.  Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth?  I thought it was good.

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Since you like Pan's Labyrinth I'll ask you what I asked earlier.  Do you consider it a Fantasy movie or a Psychological drama?  As I said earlier I guess it's all on how you see the ending.  I've seen it many times and I'm still not sure. :smileyhappy:

genkisama wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:
I'm not sure if it has been mentioned here but I like Merlin its a good movie.

Merlin wasn't bad. I liked the actors. But the sequil, not so much.


Can't say that I have seen the sequil.  Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth?  I thought it was good.


 

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Sounds like we have some tastes in common.:robotwink: Time will tell. We haven't gotten to books yet.
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fforgnayr wrote:
Since you like Pan's Labyrinth I'll ask you what I asked earlier.  Do you consider it a Fantasy movie or a Psychological drama?  As I said earlier I guess it's all on how you see the ending.  I've seen it many times and I'm still not sure. :smileyhappy:

I personally consider it a Fantasy but it could be argued that it's a Psychological drama.  I guess it would be on a person's point of view.  If you don't analyze it then it falls under Fantasy but if you take it apart and analyze it then it's Psychological drama.  Although that's just my opinion on it.  

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After following this thread to the end, I feel compelled to mention Willow again. I thought Val Kilmer did a great job in that flick and I forget the character's name but there was a warrior who had a really cool beard with two braids in it – man, I thought that was the coolest thing back in the late 80s. I tried to do the same thing with my beard but I only succeeded in looking like a cross between Bigfoot and Pippy Longstockings. All pictures have been burned – sorry...

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Paul I have to agree about Willow, it is my NUMBER 1  fantasy movie of all time.  And the character you are thinking of is Airk Thaughbaer played by Gavan O'Herlihy

paulgoatallen wrote:

After following this thread to the end, I feel compelled to mention Willow again. I thought Val Kilmer did a great job in that flick and I forget the character's name but there was a warrior who had a really cool beard with two braids in it – man, I thought that was the coolest thing back in the late 80s. I tried to do the same thing with my beard but I only succeeded in looking like a cross between Bigfoot and Pippy Longstockings. All pictures have been burned – sorry...

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pagemaven wrote:

Revisiting Cloverfield:

Speaking of seeing the monster, what did you think of the little ones that fell off? I thought that perhaps they might have been some kind of parasite on the big one. I found them to be really scary, and nasty in the extreme, BUT I really don't like parasites. ( Remember Galaxy of Horror?)

 

Not familiar with Host - sci-fi or horror?  I like creature horror, but not people horror like Saw or Hostel.

"You don't see them ****ing each other over for a ***damn percentage!" Such a great line, but how do we really know that they don't?


Well I was thinking like those fish parasites that like sharks. Lampreys I think. They actually moniter blood preasure and drop off when it drops below a certain level. 

 

Oh Host is a monster movie. Think a modenazation of an unintelligent godzilla. Good humor, good action, good humanity (of the victims), and the BEST monster in the longest time. 

It make Cloverfield looks like a Bmovie with a large budget. Poor script and just good spx.

Host is excellent script and good spx.  Check it out for an excellent rent.

 

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TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:
I'm not sure if it has been mentioned here but I like Merlin its a good movie.

Merlin wasn't bad. I liked the actors. But the sequil, not so much.


Can't say that I have seen the sequil.  Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth?  I thought it was good.


Ahh you don't want to hear me rant about that movie again. Unfortunately it was marketed as a childrens movie and I had to cover my 8 year old nieces eyes and take her out of the theatre. Beautiful deceptive piece of Spanish civil war propaganda wrapped up in fantasy.

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Add Serenity to that.  Also the orignal Star WArs Trilogy. Althogh that might be Space opera as opposed to actual Sci-fi
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Tigger....

TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:
I'm not sure if it has been mentioned here but I like Merlin its a good movie.

Merlin wasn't bad. I liked the actors. But the sequil, not so much.


Can't say that I have seen the sequil.  Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth?  I thought it was good.


Ahh you don't want to hear me rant about that movie again. Unfortunately it was marketed as a childrens movie and I had to cover my 8 year old nieces eyes and take her out of the theatre. Beautiful deceptive piece of Spanish civil war propaganda wrapped up in fantasy.


 

Do you not like Guillermo del Toro as a director or was it just this movie that you didn't like?  Personally, I love this one and The Orphanage (one of the best ghost stories ever).  On the other hand I'm not a big fan of the Hellboy movies.
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Tigger....

TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

genkisama wrote:
I'm not sure if it has been mentioned here but I like Merlin its a good movie.

Merlin wasn't bad. I liked the actors. But the sequil, not so much.


Can't say that I have seen the sequil.  Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth?  I thought it was good.


Ahh you don't want to hear me rant about that movie again. Unfortunately it was marketed as a childrens movie and I had to cover my 8 year old nieces eyes and take her out of the theatre. Beautiful deceptive piece of Spanish civil war propaganda wrapped up in fantasy.


 

Do you not like Guillermo del Toro as a director or was it just this movie that you didn't like?  Personally, I love this one and The Orphanage (one of the best ghost stories ever).  On the other hand I'm not a big fan of the Hellboy movies.

I told you I've seen all his movies you'd think I like him. But I don't. I'm more than a little tired of the Spanish civil war references, all his monsters looking the same, and the shallow emotialality he uses. Oddly enough I think his Hellboy movies are as the best he does, so dissimilar to his independent projects. 

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Visually I think the Hellboy movies are cool......then the story kind of ruins it for me.  I can say the same for Queen of the Damned, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Brothers Grimm, Van Helsing, and way too many others.
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Do you not like Guillermo del Toro as a director or was it just this movie that you didn't like? Personally, I love this one and The Orphanage (one of the best ghost stories ever). On the other hand I'm not a big fan of the Hellboy movies.

I told you I've seen all his movies you'd think I like him. But I don't. I'm more than a little tired of the Spanish civil war references, all his monsters looking the same, and the shallow emotialality he uses. Oddly enough I think his Hellboy movies are as the best he does, so dissimilar to his independent projects.

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