POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by sens4win on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:04 pm

    Hurt Locker was a great movie, avatar was great to but its so over rated and it seems to win every award, in my mind james camreon is secretly paying every one of to give him awards and to be mentioned in every academy award speech Dammit!

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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PKC on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:14 pm

    If anyone watched Shutter Island, they'd realize that Martin Scorcese is a movie-directing deity.

    The list of amazingly good movies he's made is unsurpassable:

    Shutter Island
    The Departed
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Casino
    Cape Fear
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Cinematic royalty. His movies are the pinnacle of achievement in film.

    Edit: Forgot The Color of Money


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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by sens4win on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:15 pm

    PKC wrote:If anyone watched Shutter Island, they'd realize that Martin Scorcese is a movie-directing deity.

    The list of amazingly good movies he's made is unsurpassable:

    Shutter Island
    The Departed
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Casino
    Cape Fear
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Cinematic royalty. His movies are the pinnacle of achievement in film.
    yep saw shutter island just another classic 2 hour + scorcese movie
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PKC on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:16 pm

    sens4win wrote:
    PKC wrote:If anyone watched Shutter Island, they'd realize that Martin Scorcese is a movie-directing deity.

    The list of amazingly good movies he's made is unsurpassable:

    Shutter Island
    The Departed
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Casino
    Cape Fear
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Cinematic royalty. His movies are the pinnacle of achievement in film.
    yep saw shutter island just another classic 2 hour + scorcese movie

    Shutter Island might actually be one of the three best movies he's ever made. Pure epic. I was talking about it for days after.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PTFlea on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:25 pm

    You can't forget The Color of Money, that was wicked.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PTFlea on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:29 pm

    marakh wrote:Spielberg, yeah he has like 3 or 4 of my all time favourites, but along with 10+ stinkers (War of the worlds, seriously?)

    I don't understand the criticisms War of the Worlds gets. It's so much great suspense and thrill packed into one movie, perhaps the end was silly, but I thought Spielberg nailed that one - and I liked Cruise in it as well. Definitely one that I have in my collection - and Mel loved it as well, we probably watch it once a year.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:30 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:You can't forget The Color of Money, that was wicked.

    I finally got to see The Hustler about 2 or 3 years ago. Very nice.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PTFlea on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:32 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:You can't forget The Color of Money, that was wicked.

    I finally got to see The Hustler about 2 or 3 years ago. Very nice.

    An excellent piece to be sure.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:51 pm

    PKC wrote:If anyone watched Shutter Island, they'd realize that Martin Scorcese is a movie-directing deity.

    The list of amazingly good movies he's made is unsurpassable:

    Shutter Island
    The Departed
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Casino
    Cape Fear
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Cinematic royalty. His movies are the pinnacle of achievement in film.

    Edit: Forgot The Color of Money

    Yep I've seen all those and I love most of them, but here's the question. If you give any of those movies to another director, do you think the quality downgrades much?
    I mean, have you seen the asian version of the departed? it's arguably better...
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by SDH89 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:27 pm

    My favourite movie of the year was Inglorious Basterds. It takes you in from the very first scene and doesn't let go until it's done, very entertaining. Loved the hurt locker and avatar was also quite good, with that being said though not surprised it didn't win.

    And yes, Scorcese is the man. What a list of movies he's made. Shutter Island is definately a must see!
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by caissie_1 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:39 pm

    SDH89 wrote:My favourite movie of the year was Inglorious Basterds. It takes you in from the very first scene and doesn't let go until it's done, very entertaining. Loved the hurt locker and avatar was also quite good, with that being said though not surprised it didn't win.

    And yes, Scorcese is the man. What a list of movies he's made. Shutter Island is definately a must see!

    Such an awsome movie Shutter Island... It makes you think alot and it's just crazy... For those of you who havent seen it... See it. Awsome.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PKC on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:51 pm

    marakh wrote:
    PKC wrote:If anyone watched Shutter Island, they'd realize that Martin Scorcese is a movie-directing deity.

    The list of amazingly good movies he's made is unsurpassable:

    Shutter Island
    The Departed
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Casino
    Cape Fear
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Cinematic royalty. His movies are the pinnacle of achievement in film.

    Edit: Forgot The Color of Money

    Yep I've seen all those and I love most of them, but here's the question. If you give any of those movies to another director, do you think the quality downgrades much?
    I mean, have you seen the asian version of the departed? it's arguably better...

    A seriously tough question to answer because of the one factor that seems to be a major part of all of his movies: generational actor/actress.

    Leonardo DiCaprio is without a doubt the driving force behind all of those movies. The guy is proving himself to be one of the best actors of any generation.

    Before that he had the strength of Robert De Niro's acting helping propel the plot lines and advance the emotional tie you create out of enjoyable movies.

    So the question becomes, is Scorcese a lucky bastard to have such generational acting talents in his movie or are these two guys propelled by Scorcese's directing genius?

    You answer that question and you answer your own question too.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PTFlea on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:54 pm

    No one could have directed Goodfellas or Casino like Scorcese did. He made those films feel so real, they are they greatest achievement is drama/mob films, especially Goodfellas. The Godfather is The Godfather, but Goodfellas has to be considered the starkest look at the mafia I would guess.

    I think Gangs, Aviator - movies like that could have been done by a Spielberg for example, but Goodfellas would be the film that no one else could have given the proper credence to.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:43 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:No one could have directed Goodfellas or Casino like Scorcese did. He made those films feel so real, they are they greatest achievement is drama/mob films, especially Goodfellas. The Godfather is The Godfather, but Goodfellas has to be considered the starkest look at the mafia I would guess.

    I think Gangs, Aviator - movies like that could have been done by a Spielberg for example, but Goodfellas would be the film that no one else could have given the proper credence to.

    I'm not as big fan of Goodfellas any any fella out there, I prefer Taxi Driver and Raging bull

    Difference with Godfather and Goodfellas is, after I watch the Godfather I want to be a mafioso Laugh1
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by LeCaptain on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:11 pm

    http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2010/03/11/13192541-wenn-story.html

    There you go Sarcasm

    EDIT: Didn`t even know Tarantino was the writer behind True Romance.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by hemlock on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:25 pm

    marakh wrote:http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2010/03/11/13192541-wenn-story.html

    There you go

    EDIT: Didn`t even know Tarantino was the writer behind True Romance.

    Christian Slater....oh how the mighty have fallen.

    I saw a movie with him that hit the net several months back and it was the worst movie I've ever seen. I can't remember the title, but seriously, I'd rather staple a testicle to each thigh and be forced to run a 10k.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by hemlock on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:30 pm

    PKC wrote:If anyone watched Shutter Island, they'd realize that Martin Scorcese is a movie-directing deity.

    The list of amazingly good movies he's made is unsurpassable:

    Shutter Island
    The Departed
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Casino
    Cape Fear
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Cinematic royalty. His movies are the pinnacle of achievement in film.

    Edit: Forgot The Color of Money

    After Hours is a real gem too. A dark comedy from the 80's (I think) that's really worth a watch.
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    Re: POLL: Avatar or The Hurt Locker?

    Post by PTFlea on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:39 pm

    marakh wrote:http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2010/03/11/13192541-wenn-story.html

    There you go Sarcasm

    EDIT: Didn`t even know Tarantino was the writer behind True Romance.

    And Natural Born Killers - which would have been amazing had he directed it, but Don Murphy literally stole that script from him, took it to Stone and they made it.

    Tarantino was so pissed off that when he finished Pulp Fiction, they asked him if he had a preference on when it came out - and he said "the same weekend as Natural Born Killer so I can blow it out of the water." And he did. Which is not bad for someone who has a ridiculously high IQ, but couldn't read properly or even write properly at the time.

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