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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:18 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Favourite Films


I remember a looong time ago we used to have a favourite films thread, so I thought I'd bring it back. Post some of your favourite films.

I'll start. For me it would probably be (in no particular order):
- The Guest
- Saving Private Ryan
- Black Hawk Down
- Shawshank Redemption
- Inception
- Shutter Island
- The Lion King (admit it, you like it too)
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- The Book of Eli
- Man of Steel

There's so many more I could name, but can't think of right now. I'll leave it at 10 for now.


Edit 17/11/14:
- Gravity
- I Am Legend

Edit 24/04/15
- Interstellar


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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:39 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I'm mostly huge sucker for Dystopia- Movies so:
- V for Vendeta (all time fav. It's like a reflection of present time)
- Dark City (aesthetically pleassing)
- Srrogates (Bad movie, huge meaning)

Something exotic & wierd: (aka movies that are hard to wacth) 
- Rocky Horror The Picture Show
- Begotten (DANGER! This will mes up your mind)

Some must see- documents:
- Trinity And Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie
- Food INC
- Breaking The Taboo

Some "casual" movies worth of mention: (aka movies that are pure entertament for me)
- Silent Hill
- Boomdock Saints
- Hannibal Lecter- movies (incredible character)

I like to get into metaphysics of the movie and seek the meaning of the story.
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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:37 am     Super secret spam barrier
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A few selection of what id kinda say are my favourite films. I have watched all these films several times over so i guess that counts for something.

- GoodFellas

- Inglorious Basterds

- The Wolf of Wall Street

- Django Unchained

- Titanic

- Forrest Gump

- Inbetweeners 1 & 2

- Lego The Movie (its actually really good)

- Smokey and the Bandit (awesome film series)

- 21 Jump Street

- 8 Mile

- Stepbrothers

As everyone else said the list could go on forever!


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Reviving this thread.

Added Interstellar to my list.

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Death Machine - 1995
Split Second - 1992
Zatoichi - 2003
Beavis and Butthead Do America - 1998
The Cruel Sea - 1953
The Big Lebowski - 1998
The Princess Bride -1987
Reach For the Sky - 1956
Operation Petticoat - 1959

this is just the start i have so many favourite films it's unreal.

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Things I like:

- The first 3 Star Wars Movies
- The Raid
- The Raid 2
- The Big Lebowski
- The India Jones movies, exept the last one.
- Old Men in New Cars
- In China they eat dogs
- Adams Apples
- Snatch
- Dredd
- John Wick
- District 9
- The Great Escape
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Apocalypse Now
- Jarhead

And probably 100 movies more, that I cant name right now.

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Shawshank Redemption
Top Gun
Full Metal Jacket
Reservoir Dogs
Sleepers
Rocky Balboa
Inception 
Matrix (First one, not the sequels)
Layer Cake
Casino
Heat
Goodfellas
Commando
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Dan_Fielding wrote:
Interstellar was great, apart from the end where it became ridiculous. For a film that claims to be highly scientifically accurate, there must have been a better way of ending it.

I agree the ending may appear a little far-fetched, but have you ever read any articles/watched any videos on quantum physics? Not even today's top scientists can explain quantum phenomena - it's almost supernatural

You may have heard of Flatland (a concept that gives you an idea of how a 3D world is inconceivable to those in a 2D world, similarly - how a 4D+ world is inconceivable to those in a 3D world):

This relates to the film in that time for us appears constant (we can't control it) - whereas for those existing in a 4D world, time may just be another dimension that can be traveled in any direction (and for us to see this, it needs to be shown in a way that we can understand - in 3D, aka - the bookshelf).

Everything after this point doesn't relate directly to the film, but it might make you see how the ending of Interstellar doesn't seem all that far-fetched in comparison to what we've already discovered.




There's the Double Slit Experiment (electrons change their behavior depending on whether they're being consciously observed):

Gives you an idea of just how spooky quantum physics is - electrons are literally (and drastically) changing their behavior depending on whether they're being watched. This is a real experiment.
I don't know about you, but this freaks me out.

Some scientists say that our reality only exists when we're observing it. When not being observed, everything is in quantum superposition - a state where, just like the experiment, everything behaves differently:


With the Double Slit Experiment and Schrodinger's Cat in mind, the answer to the question "If a tree falls in a forest, and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" might actually be - no.


Quantum Entanglement (start at 3:03) - again, this is real. Dubbed "Spooky action at a distance" by Einstein.



Sorry for the boring/extremely nerdy post - but after even trying to understand any of this myself, it makes Interstellar look timid.


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