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What To Rent

Unread postby swerb » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:23 am

Top 15 movies in my Netflix queue. Which ones should I move to the top? Anyone see any of these?

1408: Unrated Version
NR Horror Now

Grindhouse: Death Proof
UR Action & Adventure Now

The Reaping
R Horror Now

28 Weeks Later
R Horror Now

Transformers
PG-13 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Now

Miami Vice
UR Action & Adventure Now

We Are Marshall
PG Drama Now

Hannibal Rising
R Thrillers Now

Pi: Faith in Chaos
R Thrillers Now

Even Money
R Drama Now

King of New York: SE (Widescreen)
R Thrillers Now

Pan's Labyrinth
R Foreign Now

The Invisible
PG-13 Thrillers Now

Hot Fuzz
R Comedy Now

Invincible
PG Drama Now
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Unread postby StewieG » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:34 am

The only one of those I've seen so far is Transformers. It's a summer movie, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It helped that I was a huge fan of the cartoon when I was a kid, because I knew most of the characters. The first half moves a little slower than I'd like, but once the action really gets going, it's awesome.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:39 am

Hot Fuzz must be bumped up.
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Unread postby VultureHxC » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:07 am

i've seen 28 weeks later, transformers, miami vice and pan's labyrinth. 28 weeks later i thought was a good solid zombie movie and isn't much like the first which i know a lot of people that hate the first one. transformers was great nostaglia for me. miami vice wasn't bad but isn't much like the tv show. pan's labyrinth was pretty good and is like a demented fairy tale. i'd put these four in this order

transformers
28 weeks later
pan's labyrinth
miami vice

and i've heard hot fuzz is great and so is death proof.
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Unread postby swerb » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:10 am

I don't even remember why I put Hot Fuzz on there ... I'm thinking it had to be a Mitch blurb in his DVD section of The Crystal Ball.
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Unread postby Hi Oktane » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:20 pm

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Re: What To Rent

Unread postby Guest » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:35 pm

You know my opinion about horror...but I will say that I'm still wanting to see 1408.

Move up Invincible, We Are Marshall, Hot Fuzz, and Transformers. You'll enjoy all four of them (assuming you can deal with some droll British humor for half of Hot Fuzz until it turns into the funniest satire I've seen of shoot-em-up movies).

Don't waste your time with either Hannibal Rising or Death Proof.

I rented Death Proof last week, and it was awful. It's like Tarrantino decided to make a movie where 90 minutes of it was conversations between women that are of similar style to Jules and Vincent Vega's "Foot Massage" talk in Pulp Fiction. It's just too much...by about 60 minutes.

Keep Miami Vice near the middle or the lower-middle. OK...but nothing great.

From last year, did you ever yet see either "V for Vendetta" or "The Illusionist"? I think you'd really enjoy both.
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Unread postby swerb » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:39 pm

From last year, did you ever yet see either "V for Vendetta" or "The Illusionist"? I think you'd really enjoy both.

Hell yea Mitch. Saw and loved both of them. Both superb.

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Unread postby Guest » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:47 pm

Transformers is awesome
Miami Vice was pretty bad, a few good parts but it's about an hour too long.
Invincible was very good also
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Re: What To Rent

Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:16 pm

Mitch wrote:Move up Invincible, We Are Marshall, Hot Fuzz, and Transformers. You'll enjoy all four of them (assuming you can deal with some droll British humor for half of Hot Fuzz until it turns into the funniest satire I've seen of shoot-em-up movies).


The droll British humor is part of what makes it so funny, but the last half hour or so is even better because of the satirical element.

It's not necessary but helpful if you've seen Bad Boys 2 and Point Break, two pretty bad action flicks. Lots of references. There's also a plot twist in Hot Fuzz that caught me completely off guard and was absolutely ludicrous and hilarious at the same time.

Got to bump Transformers too. You probably can't get the 2nd disc in the 2-disc set, but that makes the movie even better. Things I thought were CG like the ripped up bus on the highway ended up being live stunts with a CG insert for the Decepticon. The effects will blow you away. The action is great. The chicks are smoking hot There's plenty of humor and a good plot for this kind of movie. It was definitely my favorite film from the past summer.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:07 pm

We Are Marshall was alright. I hate Matthew McConawhatever his name though. It was a good story.
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Unread postby BruceK » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:09 pm

I hadn't heard of Hot Fuzz and looked it up. They say you'll like it if you liked "Bubba Ho-Tep".

I thought Bubba Ho-Tep was a great quirky indy/horror/comedy

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Bubba_Ho-Tep/60031367?trkid=174833
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:54 am

This may come as a surprise to you all, knowing my usual taste...

But I have to tell you to go out and rent Ratatouille.

What Brad Bird started for Pixar with The Incredibles, he exceeds with this film...which is nothing more than one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen in a long time.

Kids will love it...but it might be a bit over the head of younger ones.

Screw it...I loved it.
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Unread postby Joens » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:53 am

i just watched 1408 the other night. it was great, the end really gets yah :lol:
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:07 pm

Girlfriend and I rented The Good Shepherd on a Netflix trial. Damon was outstanding. The movie lacked quite a bit in suspense, and was pretty slow throughout the 3 hours it lasted. I'd still suggest it. Just might not be my taste.
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Unread postby FUDU » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:29 pm

i just watched 1408 the other night. it was great, the end really gets yah


To be honest that might be the worst movie I have ever paid to see.

Cusak did nothing for me in that role and I found nothing suspenseful or remotely invoking a thought of fear.

Very disappointing for a movie from the works of one Stephen King.
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Unread postby Joens » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:08 pm

well.......... i guess thats why they call it an opinion. ha
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