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I'm tired of the small DVD collection Mel and I have. I've seen everyone at least 3 times... most of them more than that. Recommend some DVDs that you enjoy. A brief synopsis and/or why you enjoyed it would be helpful, too.

For reference sake, I enjoy action (I'm a guy, after all), sci-fi/fantasy (I'm a dork, after all), post-apocalyptic (mmmm... Damnation Alley), horror, vampire and zombie flicks (they shouldn't always fall under the horror genre). That is by no means an exhaustive list as I enjoy pretty much *anything* with a good story. So feel free to recommend *any* movie you enjoyed.

Thanks. :)

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bootlicks From: bootlicks Date: January 8th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Murderball - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436613/

We watched this last night and while it's a documentary, it was both filled with intense action and a lot of emotional stuff as well. Both hubby and I loved it :)
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds interetsting... I'll see what I can do.
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evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Already downloaded and watched the first 3 seasons while you were kidnapping Mel. :P

Have you read the book? If not I have it lying around somewhere...
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
...seasons episodes...

D'oh.
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evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I prefer not to assume things. :P
theamazingamber From: theamazingamber Date: January 8th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Zombie" is definitely a genre of its own. I love zombie movies.

Recommendation: Suicide Club. It's a whacky japanese film. Action, violence, and outright weirdness included.
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
So I assume that you're talking about the 2002 movie and not the 1988 Mariel Hemingway movie?
theamazingamber From: theamazingamber Date: January 8th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely :D
psychojello From: psychojello Date: January 8th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Island is by far my favourite movie of 2005.
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah.. I wanna see that.
psychojello From: psychojello Date: January 8th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
And, you know...EWAN
From: intothebreach Date: January 8th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rabbit Proof Fence
Robin Hood Men in Tights
Bringing Out the Dead
entire Firefly series + the Serenity movie
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Working on Firefly & Serenity, and wasn't a fan of RHMiT though it got a few chuckles. Checking out the others.
takwish From: takwish Date: January 8th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Canadian Netflix-like Services

NetFlix doesn't operate in Canada, but there are apparently several similar services that do.
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: January 8th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Canadian Netflix-like Services

Thanks. I had only heard of Zip.ca so I'll have to check out a few of the others.
dancingmullets From: dancingmullets Date: January 8th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
natural born killers.
platoon.
green berets.
american history X.
dungeons and dragons.
lotr.
never ending story.
casablanca.
big fish.

thats all i can think of right now. but watch them and be amazed at awesomeness. that's 3 a words in a row.
From: melarchy Date: January 9th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Favorite movies that I own, in no particular order.
The Mighty Ducks, Finding Nemo, Stealing Beauty, Bridget Jones, Dangerous lives of altar boys, garden state, harold and kumar go to white castle, inventing the abbotts, the crow, liberty heights, and bubble boy. that should be good enough.. ask if you have questions about any of them.
springrayn From: springrayn Date: January 9th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a few I can watch over and over

The Princess Bride-always funny, no matter what
Se7en-creepy, fabulous acting by Mr. Freeman, must have
LOTR series-just the cinematography alone sells this one.
Star Trek IV The Voyage Home-my fave of the ST series. The story line is weak (as are most of the Trek movies), but Spock trying to mesh with 20th Century America cracks me up.
The Name of the Rose-murder mystery in a monestary (very Ellis Peters, probably why I love it so much)
Anything by Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, etc.
The Usual Suspects-Kevin Spacey did a great job, chilling back story.
and too many others to count!!
insane_tripper From: insane_tripper Date: February 20th, 2006 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
heyo :) found u on random.... hope u dont mind :)
a couple of my faves are:
- One flew over the cuckoos nest
- fear and loathing in las vegas
- empire records
- momento
- little mermaid
- return to oz
- adaptation
- conair
- the truman show
- donnie darko
- waking life (crazy arse movie about dreams....DEFENITELY see it!)
- corpse brise
- clockwork orange
- human traffic
- eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
okay, so that was more than a couple :) but u should see them all!
let me know if u have any questions about them.......have a good day :)
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: February 20th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen quite a few of those. Memento is an awesome show. Thanks for the list. :)
smidget From: smidget Date: March 4th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wandered by completely randomly and figured I'd contribute. Since I have no clue who you are these may be far-fetched.

- Transporter (action, awesome driving)
- The Cube (futuristic actionish horrorish)
- Delicatessen (cannibalistic apartment tenants in post-apocalyptic France [French])
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: March 4th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Loved Transporter but still need to see #2. I'll have to check out the other two (and your journal). Thanks for the recommendations. :)
sarahsaloser From: sarahsaloser Date: March 11th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know you, I hit 'random' on the search engine and your name popped up. But I would like to submit a couple movies if you don't mind.

two you've probably seen:
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (I'm a whore for Alan Rickman)
Shaun of the Dead. (The freaking tagline is 'a romantic comedy with zombies')

Ones Perhaps you haven't seen:
Drop Dead Gorgeous. (Teenage beauty queens die, it's pretty funny, features Kirsten Dunst and a skinnyish Kirstey Alley)

The Eye. and The Eye 2 (japanese horror films. 'I See Dead People')

The People Under The Stairs (B Horror Movie, is awesome though)

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (An anime of epic proportions. The movement tied together with the music is just beautiful)

Spirited Away (another anime, but it's beautiful, I saw it in the theatres and I was blown away).

Red Eye (Cillian Murphey and Rachel McAdams were both great. And there is someone getting stabbed in the neck with a pen!)

Ok. I can't think of anymore, I hope you don't mind my intrusion into your daily life.
evanescenced From: evanescenced Date: March 11th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hace yet to see Hitchiker's or Shaun of the Dead, though they are both on my list of movies to see.

Drop Dead Gorgeous sounds familiar. I'm not sure if I've seen it or just heard of it. I'll have to look into it when I'm home from work.

I have heard of The Eye but don't remember anything in particular about it. Another I'll check into.

People Under the Stairs was an excellent B movie. I saw it when it first came on video. I used to love Wes Craven and I'm a big Ving Rhames fan. :D

I haven't seen either of the anime films, though I keep hearing about Cowboy Bebop. One thing that keeps me away from anime movies is Saturday morning cartoons. I keep thinking that they're all going to seem childish. Mind you, I'm a fan of Disney cartoons and movies like Monsters, Inc and Toy Story. :P

I'll also check out Red Eye. Is that the more recent movie that starts out on a plane?
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