Favorite movie/show?

By gandalfthegay ยท 210 replies
Jun 16, 2004
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  1. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Kath & Kim - no contest!
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Saw Sicko, a documentary film by Michael Moore, a couple of days ago.

    Quite a comedy.
  3. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Did you mean "hum aapke hai kaun" ?
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Battlestar Galactica........

    I just finished watching the final season of BSG from the DVD set.

    I just can't apply the superlatives that I would like to this series, I'd be accused of gushing.

    I've been a fan of almost every Sci-Fi movie or TV series for more than 40 years, but this show has managed to integrate the vastness and complexity of the human experience, mysticism, and mythology better than any other format I've contacted, be it written, feature, or TV serial. Perhaps even musically.

    All the people involved in the creation and execution of this story, have brought a reality to the ugliness and the eclecticism of man, in way I believe never before achieved.

    But just for good old, down home, storytelling, this show makes Beowolf look like a nursery rhyme.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I got into BSG late, somewhere around the start of 2.5 or 3. Watched them all from the beginning, I was impressed. Although I think season 2.5-end of 3 or beginning of 4 was kind of weak.

    For summer I've been watching:
    True Blood - HBO
    Hung - HBO
    Weeds - SHO
    Nurse Jackie - SHO

    Weeds isn't near as good as it once was, but I just watch it out of habit now. True Blood is decent, Hung is pretty good, and Nurse Jackie is alright. Dexter comes back in about a month so I'm excited about that.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    The section I think you're referencing, revolved around the humans starting a colony on a planet they called, "New Caprica", which was then subjected to a Cylon occupation. I've heard that particular section of the story called, "the most depressing show on television". I took it as part of the story that needed telling. It was hard to take though, no joy as it were. But, occupations in wartime are most definitely based in fact. That said, I've watched every PBS documentary on the holocaust and Auschwitz I've known about. Those weren't your basic, "NBC Comedy Thursday" fare either.

    The beauty of the BSG saga, is that it was allowed to complete, and it coupled into back into the human experience. The most difficult part of creating a successful Sci-Fi show, is creating a mythology that compliments our hopes, psyches, beliefs, and value systems. This show borrowed from, and melded with, the beliefs and values already present in all of us, in a comprehensive way, that prior to BSG was never done.

    After watching the fifth season of Andromeda deteriorate into incoherence fueled by Kevin Sorbo's ego, by comparison, and even in its own right, BSG went out in a blaze of glory.

    True Blood has a similar ambience to one of Quentin Tarentino's "Grindhouse" movies, at least the teaser episode that aired on network TV did. But with no cable, no joy on that one for me. I keep meaning to open a Net Flicks account, to catch up on some of the cable series, albeit an season late. Stargate Atlantis Season 5 comes to mind as a must see also.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I haven't seen them in so long I can't say with any certainty that this is true, but I think that those episodes just didn't have anything in them to make you say "wow" or "awesome" or "holy ****". I don't mind sadness/depressing stuff if the story is good, the story was good throughout. I just think it became less awesome for a period.
  8. joey299

    joey299 TS Rookie

    The Office is the funniest show on TV now. Period.
  9. ginetrix

    ginetrix TS Rookie

    Two and a half Men *_*
  10. TDominici

    TDominici TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Favorite movie: Fight Club

    Favorite show: Six Feet Under
  11. Luna01

    Luna01 TS Rookie

    Like Avatar. Watch recently.
  12. Jacob125

    Jacob125 TS Rookie

    Lost, it's back but i'm quite sad because it's the final season
  13. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    "The Last Time" starring Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser, was worth watching.
  14. tasker

    tasker TS Rookie

    Got to agree with TDominici, Fight Club was a great movie
  15. meilingme

    meilingme TS Rookie

    Fav show, NCIS

    Fav movie, tuff but Spiderman2 is high up there. "Go get 'em tiger!!"
  16. gunabut

    gunabut TS Rookie

    The Blues Brothers, got to up there
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    I Got the "Blues"........

    Well, I saw Avatar, and right after the conclusion I flaty stated that it was, "the best movie ever".

    Then my son partly ruined it by explaining it (the plot) was actually an animated feature, "Fern Gully"! OK, but the live people and over the top FX, did help quite a bit. Oh, the 300 million dollar budget may have helped also.

    Still I gotta say, this is probably be the movie that causes me to buy a Blu-Ray player.

    Blue people, Blu-Ray, you gotta love the irony
  18. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    "South Pacific" is the best movie ever made.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Burt Lancaster, is the world's biggest ham.

    I'm sorry, I think I got this confused with "Rainmaker".
  20. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Sorry, Cap'n, maybe you're thinking of "From here to Eternity". South Pacific was a fantastic musical starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi.
    It's a WWI movie with an anti-racism theme that was very daring for its time.
    Picking the best movie of all time is really hard, given the thousands of choices, but I've been a sucker for this on e since I first saw it in thew '50s.
    I never thought of Lancaster as a ham. He made some very good movies, but movies have changed a lot. You won't find a single boob or swear word in any of Burt's movies, and I can't help but think that's a good thing. (Although, I always appreciate a little "hint' of boob).
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    You're absolutely correct. Thanks for coming up with that. Now it won't nag me why I made that connection. Lancaster was in the beach scene, yes?
    Wow, you must be at least as old as me. I suppose it could be said that the more movie choices you're exposed to, the harder it gets.
    Actually, "ham" might be a little strong, but I stand firm at, "over actor". Movie acting in the style of a stage actor. I am referring this back to, "The Rainmaker". In fairness, the part was intended to be over the top, but Lancaster saw to that and more.

    As to "hint of boob", I think the contemporary term for that is "nip slip". (Yes, 'hint" requires a bit more exposure in 2010).
  22. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Loved this one : My Cousin Vinny (1992)

    Directed by Jonathan Lynn. With Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei.
  23. esmac1988

    esmac1988 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Favorite tv show would have to be Arrested Development. Yea it was only on for 3 seasons and is cancelled now, but still hilarious.
  24. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    So where did this post go ?
  25. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Oh no man, I saw this forum tempting me with new posts for weeks, but I resisted. Finally tonight I gave in and checked, only to see you say this?

    Really? It was an OK movie, but it wasn't great. And to top it off I have seen the rewrite script comparisons of it vs pochantas. Really? I don't know/care if they are fake, but holy crap, if someone can 'fake' some script and have it play out to those 2 movies, then maybe they are a rehash of each other.

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