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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#241  Postby akigr8 » Nov 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Mike_L wrote:Disney does sci-fi...

The Black Hole (1979)

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Didn't do very well at the box office, but I quite liked it. Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates from Psycho) gets shredded by a robot with spinning blades. Then the ship plunges into the black hole and the movie goes all esoteric. Bizarre ending to an otherwise-entertaining live-action cartoon.

Speaking of Disney sci-fi.

The cat from outer space(1978)

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I quite enjoyed back when I was a little kid, don't want to see it nao.
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#242  Postby FreshwaterSeaCowHero » Dec 06, 2011 2:48 am

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, by Uwe Boll.
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#243  Postby Cantankerous Jones » Dec 06, 2011 3:20 am

In no particular order:

Primer - Shane Carruth
Blade Runner - Ridley Scott
Twelve Monkeys - Terry Gilliam
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - Michel Gondry
Stalker - Andrei Tarkovsky
Firefly - Joss Whedon (Series rather than film but worth a mention)
Alien - Ridley Scott
Solyaris - Andrei Tarkovsky
Inception - Christopher Nolan
Time Bandits - Terry Gilliam
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#244  Postby orpheus » Dec 06, 2011 3:29 am

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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#247  Postby NilsGLindgren » Dec 06, 2011 9:58 am

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I had forgotten about that. Excellent movie.
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#248  Postby quisquose » Dec 06, 2011 10:35 am

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So bonkers bad, that it's actually quite good.

Plus it features the most impressive, and unnecessary, cleavage in cinematic history in the shape of Dana Gillespie.

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#249  Postby CookieJon » Dec 06, 2011 11:16 am

NilsGLindgren wrote:I had forgotten about that. Excellent movie.


Never saw the end of that one - my date made us walk out on it.

Guess it was a little too... French. :teef: :teef:
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#250  Postby j.mills » Dec 06, 2011 7:00 pm

Lost Continent reminds me of Lost Horizon (Capra, 1937). Beautiful film of a surprisingly good book, that gave us the term Shangri-La.
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#251  Postby NilsGLindgren » Dec 06, 2011 7:56 pm

CookieJon wrote:
NilsGLindgren wrote:I had forgotten about that. Excellent movie.


Never saw the end of that one - my date made us walk out on it.

Guess it was a little too... French. :teef: :teef:

... err ... yes ... and?
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#252  Postby smudge » Dec 06, 2011 8:10 pm

It ought be noted that Terry Gilliam seems to be the name thats cropping up most consistently on this thread.

There.
I've noted it! :smile:

Now we ought to agree that Twelve Monkeys is his best....closely followed by Brazil....





AND; c'mon! For the second time of askin'; am I the only one that rates The Omega Man?! :nono:
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#253  Postby NilsGLindgren » Dec 06, 2011 8:16 pm

I do agree with smudge that Terry GIlliam has made some truly good things, one of which being Twelve Monkeys. Brazil I have so far only seen parts of but I liked what I saw - there is one scene where these secret police kind of guys bores up through a floor and arrests the husband in the family living there, then gives the wife a receipt for the husband, then gives her a receipt for the recipt, then disappears, whereupon a handyman appears to put a pre-fab plug into the hole bored in the floor ... loved it. Got to find the film and watch all of it.

HAven't seen The Omega Man, I am certain this is a serious oversight on my part.
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#254  Postby j.mills » Dec 06, 2011 8:22 pm

Brazil beats Twelve Monkeys, obviously. I don't know what you were thinking, smudge. :roll:

The Omega Man is one of three (at least) adaptations of I Am Legend. I'm told the first, The Last Man On Earth, with Vincent Price, is pretty good too. :dunno:
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#255  Postby smudge » Dec 06, 2011 8:34 pm

j.mills wrote:Brazil beats Twelve Monkeys, obviously. I don't know what you were thinking, smudge. :roll:

The Omega Man is one of three (at least) adaptations of I Am Legend. I'm told the first, The Last Man On Earth, with Vincent Price, is pretty good too. :dunno:



@Nils; an 'oversite' indeed! :smile:


I'd like to see The Last Man on Earth. As a rule I do like Vincent Price. Mind you, all the man has to do is 'speak' to impress me! I was impressed when he was advertising pickle (or whatever it was!) fer f*cks sake!

Must admit, my fondness for Omega Man may be related to seeing it young, being impressed (despite 70's hokeyness), finding it scary as hell (at the time)...yadda yadda...
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#256  Postby Nostalgia » Dec 08, 2011 2:27 pm

j.mills wrote:Brazil beats Twelve Monkeys, obviously. I don't know what you were thinking, smudge. :roll:


I've never seen Brazil... :hide:

If it's better than 12 Monkeys it must be flipping amazing. I think it's just been re-released on DVD so it might be time to watch it.
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#257  Postby j.mills » Dec 08, 2011 6:21 pm

It's always time to watch it. :smile:
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#258  Postby smudge » Dec 08, 2011 7:14 pm

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j.mills wrote:Brazil beats Twelve Monkeys, obviously. I don't know what you were thinking, smudge. :roll:


I've never seen Brazil... :hide:

If it's better than 12 Monkeys it must be flipping amazing. I think it's just been re-released on DVD so it might be time to watch it.



It is damn good.
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#259  Postby NilsGLindgren » Dec 08, 2011 7:26 pm

smudge wrote:It is damn good.
Which is why I'm not fighting with JM!

Yes, I've noticed. But don't feel bad about it, smudge-san, I recently agreed with JM as well, and duly noted it!*

*) ... which, however, was not acknowledged. There goes sportsmanship.
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Re: The best 10 sci-fi or magic/fantasy based movies

#260  Postby smudge » Dec 08, 2011 7:33 pm

NilsGLindgren wrote:
smudge wrote:It is damn good.
Which is why I'm not fighting with JM!

Yes, I've noticed. But don't feel bad about it, smudge-san, I recently agreed with JM as well, and duly noted it!*

*) ... which, however, was not acknowledged. There goes sportsmanship.



Oh, I'm not agreeing with him Nils! No no no....! I just 'kinda get where he's coming from' and am not moved to argue as there's 'not a huge amount in it'. I do hope that's cleared that up. :grin:
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