OT You gotta watch Moon


#1

I don’t normally deviate from the basketball flow around here but I just watched an awesome movie called Moon and recommend watching it. It’s an independent UK film that stars Sam Rockwell with Kevin Spacey doing a voice over.

Here is the IMDB synopsis and don’t let the sci-fi tag fool you this is a very intriguing film with a “2001 a Space Odyssey” kind of feel. Rockwell definitely got robbed for not getting a award nominations for this.


#2

I also believe that it was directed by David Bowie’s son.


#3

Having seen 8 of the 10 nominees AND this film, I thought this should have gotten a nomination for best picture. Definitely a good flick.


#4

Yeah byake, thanks for the recommendation. Excellent film. You really gotta pay attention to what happens. There’s a lot of things that occur quickly, and if you blink, you’ll miss its significance.


#5

Gotta see it. Anybody see North Face? Amazing, but you kind of get vertigo. Intense. German, with subtitles. Set in 1936.


#6

Thanks. I always appreciate a good movie recommendation!

BTW, I saw a movie recently about mining in space too. It was called “Avatar”. Has anybody else seen it?


#7

One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine “The Economist”, which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the “Millenium Trilogy”, which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.

I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.


#8

No, but I found this great movie. The Jazz Singer? Amazing!! The guy in the title role (the credits said his name was Al Jolson) actually talks!!! About half way through the movie he says, “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” Isn’t it incredible what they can do with technology these days! :wink:


#9

[quote=“kidcoyote, post:7, topic:945”]One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine “The Economist”, which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the “Millenium Trilogy”, which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.

I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.[/quote]

I am a HUGE film buff. Foreign, classics, independant, just about anything. Since the kid I am much less involved with what is going on but it used to be a big part of my life. I used to see 30 films over 10 days at the Philly Film Fest (where Moon played last spring) but those days are gone for a while now. Anyway if you ever want a recommendation send me a PM! Some recent lesser known foreign films I’ve seen over the last few years and loved have been:

Timecrimes
The Edukators
The Pope’s Toilet
Memories of Murder

All are available on DVD in this country.


#10
One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine "The Economist", which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the "Millenium Trilogy", which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, [u]The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo[/u]. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, [u]The Girl Who Played with Fire[/u]. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.

I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.

I am a HUGE film buff. Foreign, classics, independant, just about anything. Since the kid I am much less involved with what is going on but it used to be a big part of my life. I used to see 30 films over 10 days at the Philly Film Fest (where Moon played last spring) but those days are gone for a while now. Anyway if you ever want a recommendation send me a PM! Some recent lesser known foreign films I’ve seen over the last few years and loved have been:

Timecrimes
The Edukators
The Pope’s Toilet
Memories of Murder

All are available on DVD in this country.

Just requested all 4.


#11
[quote="kidcoyote, post:7, topic:945"]One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine "The Economist", which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the "Millenium Trilogy", which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, [u]The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo[/u]. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, [u]The Girl Who Played with Fire[/u]. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.

I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.[/quote]

I am a HUGE film buff. Foreign, classics, independant, just about anything. Since the kid I am much less involved with what is going on but it used to be a big part of my life. I used to see 30 films over 10 days at the Philly Film Fest (where Moon played last spring) but those days are gone for a while now. Anyway if you ever want a recommendation send me a PM! Some recent lesser known foreign films I’ve seen over the last few years and loved have been:

Timecrimes
The Edukators
The Pope’s Toilet
Memories of Murder

All are available on DVD in this country.

Just requested all 4.

Have to check them out. Two of my all time favorites are foreign, Cinema Paradiso and Amalie. While not as high up, I liked Nightwatch and Daywatch, two Russian films, the second a sequel. The sequels to “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are out, though not sure where available.

Here’s a clip of “Tattoo”(Man som hatar kvinnor). On the right, there’s a clip of the second in the series, “Flickan son lekte med elden”(The girl who played with fire). I just got the book last night, though fell asleep after the prologue. May try to download the movie tonight. Can take up to two days.

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2735866905/


#12
[quote="kidcoyote, post:7, topic:945"]One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine "The Economist", which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the "Millenium Trilogy", which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, [u]The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo[/u]. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, [u]The Girl Who Played with Fire[/u]. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.

I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.[/quote]

I am a HUGE film buff. Foreign, classics, independant, just about anything. Since the kid I am much less involved with what is going on but it used to be a big part of my life. I used to see 30 films over 10 days at the Philly Film Fest (where Moon played last spring) but those days are gone for a while now. Anyway if you ever want a recommendation send me a PM! Some recent lesser known foreign films I’ve seen over the last few years and loved have been:

Timecrimes
The Edukators
The Pope’s Toilet
Memories of Murder

All are available on DVD in this country.

Just requested all 4.

Have to check them out. Two of my all time favorites are foreign, Cinema Paradiso and Amalie. While not as high up, I liked Nightwatch and Daywatch, two Russian films, the second a sequel. The sequels to “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are out, though not sure where available.

Here’s a clip of “Tattoo”(Man som hatar kvinnor). On the right, there’s a clip of the second in the series, “Flickan son lekte med elden”(The girl who played with fire). I just got the book last night, though fell asleep after the prologue. May try to download the movie tonight. Can take up to two days.

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2735866905/


I thought downloading movies from the internet was illegal? :wink:

#13
[quote="kidcoyote, post:7, topic:945"]One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine "The Economist", which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the "Millenium Trilogy", which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, [u]The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo[/u]. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, [u]The Girl Who Played with Fire[/u]. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.

I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.[/quote]

I am a HUGE film buff. Foreign, classics, independant, just about anything. Since the kid I am much less involved with what is going on but it used to be a big part of my life. I used to see 30 films over 10 days at the Philly Film Fest (where Moon played last spring) but those days are gone for a while now. Anyway if you ever want a recommendation send me a PM! Some recent lesser known foreign films I’ve seen over the last few years and loved have been:

Timecrimes
The Edukators
The Pope’s Toilet
Memories of Murder

All are available on DVD in this country.

Just requested all 4.

Have to check them out. Two of my all time favorites are foreign, Cinema Paradiso and Amalie. While not as high up, I liked Nightwatch and Daywatch, two Russian films, the second a sequel. The sequels to “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are out, though not sure where available.

Here’s a clip of “Tattoo”(Man som hatar kvinnor). On the right, there’s a clip of the second in the series, “Flickan son lekte med elden”(The girl who played with fire). I just got the book last night, though fell asleep after the prologue. May try to download the movie tonight. Can take up to two days.

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2735866905/

I am a big fan of Cinema Paradiso and Amelie as well. Depending on your tastes you may also enjoy Chan Wook Park’s Vengeance Trilogy. The 3 films are Sympathy for Mr. Vangeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance. All 3 got play in US art house theatres a few years back and Oldboy snuck into some multiplexes. You may have heard of Oldboy. Anyway all 3 are fantastic but veer towards the violent side of things.


#14

Anyone see Keeping Mum? Clever British dark humor.


#15

If anyone here is into Hong Kong films w/ humor I definitely recommend Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, God of Cookery). Some great Parkour movies (the leaping in Casino Royale) watch Ong Bak and District 13. Other than those movies Pan’s Labyrinth is a must and definitely one of my favorite international films.

Also I just saw some trailers for a new Tron movie on Hulu and will definitely be going to the midnight premiere for that. Tron was awesome as a kid and the previews look good, plus Jeff Bridges is in it so it’s got to be good.


#16

[quote=“byake, post:15, topic:945”]If anyone here is into Hong Kong films w/ humor I definitely recommend Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, God of Cookery). Some great Parkour movies (the leaping in Casino Royale) watch Ong Bak and District 13. Other than those movies Pan’s Labyrinth is a must and definitely one of my favorite international films.

Also I just saw some trailers for a new Tron movie on Hulu and will definitely be going to the midnight premiere for that. Tron was awesome as a kid and the previews look good, plus Jeff Bridges is in it so it’s got to be good.[/quote]

I loved Shaolin Soccer. I thought Kung Fu Hustle was just OK. But I HATED District 13!


#17
[quote="byake, post:15, topic:945"]If anyone here is into Hong Kong films w/ humor I definitely recommend Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, God of Cookery). Some great Parkour movies (the leaping in Casino Royale) watch Ong Bak and District 13. Other than those movies Pan's Labyrinth is a must and definitely one of my favorite international films.

Also I just saw some trailers for a new Tron movie on Hulu and will definitely be going to the midnight premiere for that. Tron was awesome as a kid and the previews look good, plus Jeff Bridges is in it so it’s got to be good.[/quote]

I loved Shaolin Soccer. I thought Kung Fu Hustle was just OK. But I HATED District 13!

Speaking of Districts, anybody see this year’s best picture nominee, District 9? Unusual, interesting, but IMO, just okay. Also saw, “The Last Station”, with Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. Not awful, just wasn’t sure why anybody would make a picture like that. Dull subject, the fighting over the estate of Tolstoy. Liked “An Education” very much. Thought the actress should’ve beaten out Sandra Bullock for best actress. “Blind Side” kind of schmaltzy. Great story, but they changed it so much, thought it was phony, e.g., the kid was a great football player in HS. They made it look like she taught him how to play.

BTW, on the movie, Moon, I thought it was so-so.


#18

I enjoyed District 9, it was interesting and not what I expected it to be (although the trailers didn’t show much).

Some good foreign films I’ve seen recently are Let The Right One In, Sin Nombre, and Boy A. My favorites are probably City of God or The Seventh Seal.

The strangest one I’ve ever seen is Ta Ra Rum Pum - a Bollywood NASCAR movie. :smiley:


#19

[quote=“NYJJared, post:18, topic:945”]I enjoyed District 9, it was interesting and not what I expected it to be (although the trailers didn’t show much).

Some good foreign films I’ve seen recently are Let The Right One In, Sin Nombre, and Boy A. My favorites are probably City of God or The Seventh Seal.

The strangest one I’ve ever seen is Ta Ra Rum Pum - a Bollywood NASCAR movie. :smiley: [/quote]

City of God is one of my all time favorite films.
I love the 7th Seal and its sequel Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. ;D


#20

Titanic is the best movie ever.