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Saw Lucy recently great flick with some nice gunplay

I thought it was quite possibly the stupidest movie ever.

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Almost anything directed by Johnnie To, including:

  • The Mission
  • Exiled
  • Vengeance
  • Election
  • Election II
  • PTU
  • Breaking News
  • Life Without Principle
  • Drug War
  • Dont Go Breaking My Heart
  • Throw Down
  • Sparrow
  • My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
  • Running on Karma**
  • Mad Detective**
  • Romancing in Thin Air**

Most Johninie To enthusiasts will know him for his gangster films (The Mission, Exiled, Vengeance, Drug War) as well as for Election/Election II (right there with The Godfather series). He however has taken many commercial risks, crafting films that are singular in their vision: Running on Karma, Mad Detective, and Romancing in Thin Air. I'd suggest watching Election/Election II first, then Exiled and Drug War. Pure craftsmanship, and thrilling to boot. Then if you are taken by To, move on to Running on Karma, Mad Detective, and Romancing Thin Air.

and if you've ever seen and were thrilled by The Umbrellas of Cherbourg or The Young Girls of Roquefort, then watch Sparrow!

 

Wong Kar Wai's films:

  • Chungking Express
  • Days of Being Wild
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Grandmaster

 

 

of course, love action flicks:

  • Sicario
  • zero dark thirty
  • bourne series, including legacy
  • john wick and jw II
  • swordmaster
  • blade of the immortal

 

 

so many films!

 

 

 

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Looks like I mistakenly called Triad Election as Election II. The first is Election, directed in 2005, then the sequel is Triad Election. Rumor has it is that he is/will be working on a third installment!

 

Start with Election - hope you like it!

 

And it's cool meeting someone else who appreciates Dancer in the Dark!

 

 

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If you get a chance, do watch Running on Karma, Blind Detective, and Romancing in Thin Air. all defy conventions, all involve vision - akin to Dancer in the Dark.

 

Happy viewing!

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Sicario - Great film showing why Mexico's issues with the cartel are so complex and hard to fix.

 

Hail Caesar - Kind of went under the radar despite having a lot of big names to it. It's a fun artistic movie. 

 

Grand Budapest Hotel - A different movie. 

 

John Wick 1 & 2 - For when you just want a good action movie and don't care about a plot. Also it's the perfect movie for gun nerds that get triggered by dumb gun stuff, this has almost nothing bad. 

 

Hot Fuzz - Favorite comedy.

 

In Bruges - Second favorite comedy. 

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On 4/27/2018 at 12:09 PM, SwedishMoose said:

Sicario - Great film showing why Mexico's issues with the cartel are so complex and hard to fix.

 

Hail Caesar - Kind of went under the radar despite having a lot of big names to it. It's a fun artistic movie. 

 

Grand Budapest Hotel - A different movie. 

 

John Wick 1 & 2 - For when you just want a good action movie and don't care about a plot. Also it's the perfect movie for gun nerds that get triggered by dumb gun stuff, this has almost nothing bad. 

 

Hot Fuzz - Favorite comedy.

 

In Bruges - Second favorite comedy. 

In Bruges is a fun film - two actors known more for their action films taking on a comedic role..... 

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Just saw “First Man” on PPV. Excellent movie about Neil Armstrong and the American space program. Great acting and direction, believable action, nothing hokey. So good your wife might watch it (Ryan Gosling helps).

 

(The “flag controversy” was BS, if you didn’t come away from this in awe of their accomplishments you’re an imbecile.)

Edited by Frankly

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On 10/21/2015 at 7:44 PM, TonytheTiger said:
On 4/10/2015 at 12:04 AM, mnguyenpdx said:

Saw Lucy recently great flick with some nice gunplay

I thought it was quite possibly the stupidest movie ever.

 

Other than Scarlett looks good I agree.

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Posted (edited)

“Free Solo” is the best thing I’ve seen in years. 

 

Its the story of Alex Honnold’s solo climb of El Capitain. You don’t have to be into climbing to appreciate it. 

Edited by Frankly

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