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DKoor
01-27-2011, 12:32 PM
I think there were old topics about this but here I go with another one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif .

I would like to see what are your genre favorites?
Mine would be;
District 9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/)
Avatar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/)
Children of Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/)
Grindhouse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462322/)
Sunshine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/)
Cloverfield (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/)
28 Days Later (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/)
28 Weeks Later (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463854/)
Solaris (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307479/)

...for a start.

What titles do you find good? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

R_Target
01-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Moon. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/)

I didn't care for Children of Men, Avatar, Cloverfield, Day the Earth Stood Still, or the 28 Days sequel. Sunshine is pretty underrated, but I think it's a solid flick.

Of course, we're forgetting the King-Daddy of them all: 2001 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/).

Ba5tard5word
01-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Children of Men was great. One of the genuinely scariest movies I've ever seen, and it's not really a horror movie, just really portentious and heavy without being full of itself.

DKoor
01-27-2011, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by R_Target:
Moon. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/)

I didn't care for Children of Men, Avatar, Cloverfield, Day the Earth Stood Still, or the 28 Days sequel. Sunshine is pretty underrated, but I think it's a solid flick.

Of course, we're forgetting the King-Daddy of them all: 2001 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/).
Moon is great, I watched it and forgot to put it on my list http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif .
Awesome movie.

In some twisted way, ending of Moon kinda reminds me of AI Artificial Intelligence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212720/) ... movie which I haven't properly digested although I don't think it is a bad movie.

GoToAway
01-27-2011, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
Children of Men was great. One of the genuinely scariest movies I've ever seen, and it's not really a horror movie, just really portentious and heavy without being full of itself. You need to see The Road. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

It's a great movie. It wasn't commercially successful, though. It's far too dark for most people. Don't go in expecting something on the order of Children of Men--that's basically a light-hearted comedy when compared to The Road.

saipan1972
01-27-2011, 02:27 PM
thumbs up on 28 days. good soundtrack also. never liked avatar. they should have called it "dances with wolves goes to space" essentially the same story. miltary man sent on mission against local population, falls in love, switches sides, big fight enues.

exorcist still freaks me out.

Ba5tard5word
01-27-2011, 02:31 PM
I really didn't like Moon much, it had a few decent moments but everything it did has been done in other movies or TV shows and in some ways it felt rather rushed and low budget. Battlestar Galactica and Blade Runner come to mind as having similar themes and which were a lot more enjoyable for me. AI was just...awful.

I dunno if I could stand to watch The Road, truly scary movies can really get to me.

I'll try and come up with a list of good sci-fi movies later on...though apparently my home pc is dead (come help me in the community help section if you can!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) so I dunno if I can.

GoToAway
01-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
I dunno if I could stand to watch The Road, truly scary movies can really get to me. It's not so much "scary" as it is extremely dark.

Although it does have one of the most legitimately disturbing scenes of any movie in recent history. And part of the reason it's so disturbing is because it's so understated.

I'd definitely check it out.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/

Probably the best movie I saw last year.

sakai2005
01-27-2011, 03:17 PM
Alien

Halloween

Silence of the lambs

the andromeda strain

Blair witch project.

old ones i know but alien scared the crap outa me. watched it late at night after a night out lol.

Mr_Zooly
01-27-2011, 03:22 PM
Aliens

Event Horizon

Nightmare on Elm Street (original version)

An America Werewolf in London (classical mix of horror and comedy)

The Last Starfighter (Arcade geek save the galaxy, what could rock more?)

Tron (again computer game reference did it for me)

Highlander (does fantasy count?)

Hellraiser (how could I possibly forget that gem of a horror)

waffen-79
01-27-2011, 03:27 PM
I really like "The Road", superd acting and the setting was like the game Fallout

All the titles mentioned here are pretty good, more on that:

The Mist
Pandorum
all George Romero novels

other that comes to mind are -mind you, type B movies-

Infestation
The Devils Tomb
Mutant Chronicles

and I also waiting how "Battle L.A." will turn out

sakai2005
01-27-2011, 03:33 PM
Mabey this one does not fit the topic but here it is.

A beautiful mind.

DKoor
01-27-2011, 03:52 PM
Ah yes, I forgot many of these gems;


Event Horizon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119081/) - quite possibly the best 1990s sci-fi for me. But I'd say this one is more horror than sci-fi.
Pandorum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188729/) - I liked it...
The Mist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884328/) - I loved it!
The Road (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/) - watched it, liked it but I wasn't exactly impressed.

+Romero rocks!

As far as sci-fi games go, Fallout was no.1 sci-fi game for me, I was totally into that stuff...

LEBillfish
01-27-2011, 03:52 PM
Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Forbidden Planet

Failsafe

K2

Bearcat99
01-27-2011, 04:32 PM
Hmmm For some of these thongs I will just say take the whole series.. even though some were better than others (as in the Alien series for one instance). This in no order of good or bad to me...

The Day The Earth Stood Still - The original.. the remake was terrible..
The Thing - Both of them were decent.. but the original was far more subtle.. and scary too because of what you don't see..
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later - I generally was not a zombie fan.. but I thought that these two put a nice twist on the genre..
Resident Evil - The same thing..
Alien - While I thought that 1 & 2 were the best .. I actually like all of them.. even that last one (Not including the Alien vs Predator series)
Star Trek - The Wrath of Kahn - best of the original series fimlms
Star Trek - The retelling.. absolutely loved it..
Avatar - What can I say.. I thought it was great.
The Matrix - All of them ... although by the end of the third one I was like... OK.. we're done here..
Star Wars - I have to look at all of them as one story..
Children of Men - Loved it
Dune - The TV miniseries though... much better and more in depth than the first film..
The Lord of the Rings...
Frankenstein - I liked the remake.. with Dinero as the monster..
Sernity - If for no other reason than that it turned me on to the series.
The 5th Element
Blade Runner

There are more..

WTE_Galway
01-27-2011, 05:09 PM
Yeah Serenity was good, but you really needed to know Firefly to follow the interactions.

Other stuff not mentioned that was OK include:

- K-pax
- Donnie Darko
- Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddi<k

though my alltime favorite is Tank Girl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ba5tard5word
01-27-2011, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Hmmm For some of these thongs I will just say take the whole series..


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M_Gunz
01-27-2011, 06:12 PM
Add Inception to the list.

Bearcat99
01-27-2011, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
Yeah Serenity was good, but you really needed to know Firefly to follow the interactions.
Other stuff not mentioned that was OK include:
- K-pax
- Donnie Darko
- Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddi<k
though my alltime favorite is Tank Girl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Yeah ... but it was my introduction to the series.. and it was still pretty good.


Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Add Inception to the list.

I wasn't feeling inception at all.. The concept was nice.. the effects were OK.. but...

R_Target
01-27-2011, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by DKoor:
In some twisted way, ending of Moon kinda reminds me of AI Artificial Intelligence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212720/) ... movie which I haven't properly digested although I don't think it is a bad movie.

Yeah A.I. is great. It gives me a very uncomfortable feeling.

I can't believe I forgot Alien. It was just on the other night.

Another great one is Carpenter's The Thing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/).

Messaschnitzel
01-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Some have already been mentioned:

Alien
Aliens
The Terminator I & II
Dune movie & miniseries
The Thing with K. Russell
Escape from New York
Bladerunner
THX 1138
The 5th Element
The Last Man on Earth
The Omega Man
The Exorcist (director's cut)
Stir of Echoes
The Postman
The Matrix
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original & remake)
Lifeforce
Mad Max series
Planet of the Apes series, the remake as well

Coincidentally, my wife and I saw Inception just last night. We thought it was OK, but thought DiCaprio's character in the movie was too similar to the one in Shutter Island where he was tore up from guilt over the death of his wife and was losing his marbles over it as a result. It didn't help that we saw Shutter Island last week, where it was too easy to be reminded of the similarity of the roles. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Messaschnitzel
01-27-2011, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by R_Target:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
In some twisted way, ending of Moon kinda reminds me of AI Artificial Intelligence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212720/) ... movie which I haven't properly digested although I don't think it is a bad movie.

Yeah A.I. is great. It gives me a very uncomfortable feeling. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too. I saw it in the theater, and when the scene came up where the mom ditched the robot-kid, I started to get uncomfortable with what was happening. After I got home I thought about why did I feel that way, and I figured it out after a while. It was because the last time I saw my mom alive was on Christmas day when she got to come home from the hospital temporarily for just one day when I was 9 years old, and that I was relating the mom abandoning the kid in the movie with what happened to me back then. (the movie's ending was a bit uncomfortable to watch as well) Strange I know, but seeing that happen was something I don't really want to see again. I guess I'll have to get up and go get something to drink in the kitchen when that scene come up if I ever have to watch the movie again for whatever reason. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

WTE_Galway
01-27-2011, 09:57 PM
inception had the potential to engender some thought provoking philosophical issues and questions but instead it was dumbed down to the bare basics for a mass audience

DKoor
01-28-2011, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by R_Target:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
In some twisted way, ending of Moon kinda reminds me of AI Artificial Intelligence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212720/) ... movie which I haven't properly digested although I don't think it is a bad movie.

Yeah A.I. is great. It gives me a very uncomfortable feeling. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too. I saw it in the theater, and when the scene came up where the mom ditched the robot-kid, I started to get uncomfortable with what was happening. After I got home I thought about why did I feel that way, and I figured it out after a while. It was because the last time I saw my mom alive was on Christmas day when she got to come home from the hospital temporarily for just one day when I was 9 years old, and that I was relating the mom abandoning the kid in the movie with what happened to me back then. (the movie's ending was a bit uncomfortable to watch as well) Strange I know, but seeing that happen was something I don't really want to see again. I guess I'll have to get up and go get something to drink in the kitchen when that scene come up if I ever have to watch the movie again for whatever reason. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That movie is far deeper than it seems at first glance.

In all honesty it wont pass to much time before humans do get faced with such problems as pictured in that movie... where does the "human rights" begin and where do they end?
Can they be partial?
A LOT of stuff to think about... and ending is just pure horror.

Why I said I haven't properly digested it is because of the rather "famous" young kid actor, Haley Joel Osment... I saw him in several movies ( Sixth Sense (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/), Pay it Forward (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223897/) ) and that kinda "broke" the illusion, if it was some random kid I never saw before I think I would probably prefer it better. He is a good actor but somehow I couldn't picture him in that movie after watching these.

knightflyte
01-28-2011, 07:49 AM
The Abyss. I'm not a Cameron fan, but I did like the movie a lot.

I enjoyed Knowing. There was an interesting mix of scientific/natural phenomena and biblical prophecy that kept me entertained. I thought it was a unique perspective and didn't rely on preachy evangelism to convey it's narrative.

Would The Watchmen count? I never read the graphic novel, but there wasn't a character that didn't command the attention of the audience. Well written or well acted? IDK. BOTH. But iy's still a pretty good character study wrapped in a neat blanket of conspiracy and super hero.


Silent Running with Bruce Dern. Man's last cjance to save the planets vegetation/trees and the plug gets pulled.

The Descent. Woman meets new species living underground. The cave exploring sequences caused extreme claustrophobia in several scenes and are well worth the price of admission them selves..... and that's before the cave inhabitants find them. The final fight scene rivals anything on the screen in terms of sheer desperation.

The Prestige (Not sure that fits.... doubt it, but what the hey)


And then if you want disturbing..... "The Audition." A psychological case study of human relationship dressed in horror.

M_Gunz
01-28-2011, 10:20 AM
I liked Inception more than anything like 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. But then I liked 2001 too.. even more that 2010.

M_Gunz
01-28-2011, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by knightflyte:
Would The Watchmen count?

I'm not sure where the Comic Book movies belong either. Perhaps fantasy which is often lumped in with SF?

Worf101
01-28-2011, 10:40 AM
Anyone that knows me knows that this is my meat. I roll mostly "old school" though...

"The Thing From Another World" (1951) - Simply great direction, sparkling dialog and an all star cast.

"Them" (1954) - The first and the best of the giant mutant insect movies ever made.

"King Kong" (1933) - One of the greatest film and the the best stop-action animation ever made.

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) - Science Fiction doing what it does best, warn, educate and entertain, all at the same time.

"Gojira" (1954) - Not the first, nor the last but certainly the baddest. In the original un-cut Japanese version you see one of the largest cities in the world stomped flat by a walking, stalking dragon with atomic breath!!!!

"Salems Lot" (1979) TV - A two part miniseries so frightening that CBS almost didn't air the second half due to howls of protest from mothers of frightened children. What do you do as the whole town turns blood sucker on you? Ugliest Vampire since Nosferatu.

"The Exorcist" (1973) - Nothing more need be said.

"The Omen" (1976) - Almost as good as the The Exorcist.

"Aliens" (1992) - A rare event when the sequel is superior than the original.

"Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan"(1982) - This film saved the Star Trek frnachise (a good or bad thing depending on your point of view) and remains just plain good fun.

"The Evil Dead" (1981) - Fun and scary, you can't do any better than that.

"The Night of the Ling Dead" (1968) - Gread movie making made on lunch money. Good film making.

That's enough for now.

Worf

Airmail109
01-28-2011, 10:49 AM
12 Monkeys, nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBNMEwNx9x4

Bo_Nidle
01-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Hmmm lets see, in no particular order:

Planet of the Apes (1968 version NOT the remake http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif)
Aliens
28 Days Later (thought the sequel was disappointingly weak after the great initial scenes directed by Danny Boyle).
The Terminator
The Walking Dead (I thought this series was the best thing on TV in a long time. I hope they make a second series).
BattleStar Glactica (the new version NOT the terrible old version).
Star Trek (The latest film was great, amazingly surpised at that! 1 was okay, 2 was good, 3 was okay, 4 very good, 5 bloody awful, 6 great, 7 average, 8 great, 9 average, 10 average and the best of the TV series for me was Deep Space Nine).
Star Wars (IV: A new hope)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (THE great UFO movie)
Sunshine
2010
Predator
RoboCop
Zombieland (very silly, funny and with a great opening 10 minutes)
and I would go along with "12 Monkeys" too.

And obviously:
ALF
and
Third rock from the sun.

knightflyte
01-28-2011, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by knightflyte:
Would The Watchmen count?

I'm not sure where the Comic Book movies belong either. Perhaps fantasy which is often lumped in with SF? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


That's what I was thinking and why I listed it.



Worf, I'd have listed King Kong 33 except I consider it adventure. I can see it both ways though - horror and adventure.

Mine doesn't chase planes off the ESB. He flies stunt kites off the ESB.

bolox00
01-28-2011, 01:05 PM
videodrome?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FGQ3G2hyKE

long live the new flesh

knightflyte
01-28-2011, 01:29 PM
I was just looking at that a few weeks ago. What a freak out.

Turned me off of Debbie Harry.

M_Gunz
01-28-2011, 01:31 PM
I had one that I liked a lot but lost.. Imposter.

How about the Mad Max movies?

Ba5tard5word
01-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Videodrome was great.

Dance
01-28-2011, 02:13 PM
1984
Fahrenheit 451
2001
District 9
The Andromeda Strain
Rollerball
The Omega Man
The Quatermass Experiment
Them (go on laugh but I crapped myself when I watched that as a kid lol)
Event Horizon
Silent Running
Darkstar

and on and on http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Mr_Zooly
01-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Oh my I forgot about Silent Running and when Louie bought it I cried like a baby, I was about 7 years at the time I think.

Dance
01-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Yer remember being pretty pee'd off too Mr Z http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Dance
01-28-2011, 04:14 PM
Who could forget 'The Magnetic Monster' just about everyone I expect, but this is up there with 'Them' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


http://www.veoh.com/collection...ch/v16345873Spp36Rqg (http://www.veoh.com/collection/scifioneshotwonders/watch/v16345873Spp36Rqg)

M_Gunz
01-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Not movies but just as good, all the Dr. Who's from Pertwee (3rd Doctor) on if not the earlier extreme low budget classics and that Peter Cushing Dr. Who movie. Still the ones made since 2000, some have been well above the older bar on both plot and scare. I find the old ones especially 'camp' but then I was not a little kid when I first saw Dr. Who.

Perhaps my favorite was Blink, what a plot! I showed my neighbor who is raising her g-daughter who was 5 at the time. She said she wouldn't show the girl that one as "there's too many statues downtown and you know what an imagination the little midget has".

Dance
01-28-2011, 07:19 PM
Happy days, Pertwee in his yellow faux

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldg5t8WAxS1qd4g7bo1_400.jpg

Von_Rat
01-28-2011, 10:28 PM
has anyone mentioned Earth vs the Flying Saucers?

knightflyte
01-29-2011, 01:38 AM
How about:

CRACK in the WORLD!!!! Ha Ha Ha. Loved it as an eight year old. Bad bad bad movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIevnwsLDW8

knightflyte
01-29-2011, 01:47 AM
I haven't seen this since it came out.

Phase IV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4fOsL-KYVQ

M_Gunz
01-29-2011, 05:52 AM
Nicto Merada Klaatu?

knightflyte
01-29-2011, 10:32 AM
I remember reading Patricia Neal thought those words were so ridiculous that they would literally stop the movie because the audience would laugh.

How wrong she was. I don't know anyone who's seen that movie that doesn't recognize that line. For better or worse it's part of American culture.

R_Target
01-29-2011, 10:43 AM
C.H.U.D.!

knightflyte
01-29-2011, 10:49 AM
Cannibalistic Human Underground Dwellers?

Music was the best part of that. But strange enough it was a uniquely memorable movie.

R_Target
01-29-2011, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by DKoor:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by R_Target:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
In some twisted way, ending of Moon kinda reminds me of AI Artificial Intelligence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212720/) ... movie which I haven't properly digested although I don't think it is a bad movie.

Yeah A.I. is great. It gives me a very uncomfortable feeling. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too. I saw it in the theater, and when the scene came up where the mom ditched the robot-kid, I started to get uncomfortable with what was happening. After I got home I thought about why did I feel that way, and I figured it out after a while. It was because the last time I saw my mom alive was on Christmas day when she got to come home from the hospital temporarily for just one day when I was 9 years old, and that I was relating the mom abandoning the kid in the movie with what happened to me back then. (the movie's ending was a bit uncomfortable to watch as well) Strange I know, but seeing that happen was something I don't really want to see again. I guess I'll have to get up and go get something to drink in the kitchen when that scene come up if I ever have to watch the movie again for whatever reason. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That movie is far deeper than it seems at first glance.

In all honesty it wont pass to much time before humans do get faced with such problems as pictured in that movie... where does the "human rights" begin and where do they end?
Can they be partial?
A LOT of stuff to think about... and ending is just pure horror. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, that's what makes the "Flesh Fair" so spooky.


Why I said I haven't properly digested it is because of the rather "famous" young kid actor, Haley Joel Osment... I saw him in several movies ( Sixth Sense (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/), Pay it Forward (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223897/) ) and that kinda "broke" the illusion, if it was some random kid I never saw before I think I would probably prefer it better. He is a good actor but somehow I couldn't picture him in that movie after watching these.

"I see dead robots." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

R_Target
01-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by knightflyte:
Cannibalistic Human Underground Dwellers?

Human-oids! I had a girlfriend once who never failed to point out the imminent threat to our personal safety if we happened to stroll near a manhole. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Yeah, the music was good. "Humanoids from the Deep" was another good one.

Bearcat99
01-29-2011, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Nicto Merada Klaatu?

No it was.... "Gort.... Klaatu barada nikto... "

M2morris
01-30-2011, 01:02 AM
I can't believe nobody has mentioned my favorite sci fi movie of all, The War of the Worlds
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/wotw003959.jpg

DKoor
01-30-2011, 01:21 AM
LoL the greatness of that movie was so obvious so I guess no one mentioned it yet.

But yes it is in fact weird thing since I believe I don't speak only for my behalf when I say that the concept of that movie is practically timeless.

Tom Cruise did a good show, I really, really enjoyed watching it... although I feel that the ending is sorta weak since I can't really imagine aliens who would wish to conquer our world and prepared it for eons watching us and all that stuff, all that just to die from common cold etc. It doesn't hold much water.

Bad thing about this movies, Independence Day (which is weaker than War of the Worlds IMO), War of the Worlds etc. they all have this common denominator and that is that human race prevails over alien threat only by pure luck or by some weird chain of events which is the thing that scares me the most in those movies... translated that means that the chance of our success in such clashes is practically the same as if we won the national jack pot in first two-three tries. Practically non existent.

These movies are just sheer horror.

M2morris
01-30-2011, 02:14 AM
My Mom and Dad watched War of the Worlds in a theater when it came out in the fifties and they said it freaked people out. It was scary stuff back then. But yeah, I think a better ending would have been total annihilation of human civilization with the hero and his girl surviving and hiding from the invaders. This would have left something for a possible sequel or series.
The idea of the invaders dying from bacterial infection is as far fetched as the aliens in the movie 'Signs' having fatal contact with water. One would think that extremely technically advanced intelligent evil reptilian aliens would avoid a planet when they know it is covered with something that kills them.
But I used to check the TV guide when I was a kid and plan around when War of the Worlds was going to be on.
Oh yeah. Speilberg did an excellent job on the re-make. Gunslingin machine crawls out of it's hole and starts vaporizing everybody and blowing the hell out of everything. Bad *** scene.

DKoor
01-30-2011, 02:47 AM
Yes Morris I agree with you...

Just check out us humans... we are investigating potentially hostile environments such are Jupiter and Saturn's moons etc. and we try imagine what kind of life can live there and of course whether can we sustain our life there etc. We even think of non - carbon life forms etc.

Long story short... we have ability to think about this stuff and soon we will have a power to realize many of this new age stuff with great success... my bet is that once humans land on Mars there wont be "surprises" as we will (or we already know) know everything there is to know about sustaining our form of life on the surface of that planet.
So we left some of our stuff behind there.

And now imagine if we go to that planet say, 700 years later with even more advanced technology and something so ridiculous as sustaining life on surface bother us.

Quite honestly it's beyond ridiculous.

To paraphrase Hawking... it is possible that there is life out there (my humble opinion is that there MUST be life outhere http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) but that it is a good thing if we never encounter any intelligent life forms especially if those come here to visit us. As that most likely wont end up nicely for us.

knightflyte
01-30-2011, 04:08 AM
Do you ever watch an old sci fi show like the original Star Trek and think how dated the technology looks? Those War of the Worlds alien craft still hold up marvelously in spite of over 60 years passing. What a great design.

Great obvious choice, Morris.

M_Gunz
01-30-2011, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by DKoor:
LoL the greatness of that movie was so obvious so I guess no one mentioned it yet.

But yes it is in fact weird thing since I believe I don't speak only for my behalf when I say that the concept of that movie is practically timeless.

Tom Cruise did a good show, I really, really enjoyed watching it... although I feel that the ending is sorta weak since I can't really imagine aliens who would wish to conquer our world and prepared it for eons watching us and all that stuff, all that just to die from common cold etc. It doesn't hold much water.

Bad thing about this movies, Independence Day (which is weaker than War of the Worlds IMO), War of the Worlds etc. they all have this common denominator and that is that human race prevails over alien threat only by pure luck or by some weird chain of events which is the thing that scares me the most in those movies... translated that means that the chance of our success in such clashes is practically the same as if we won the national jack pot in first two-three tries. Practically non existent.

These movies are just sheer horror.

IMO WotW and many other of that type of movie are allegories of WWI and later taken to another level. Even the aftermaths were devastating, as many or more people died of the flu epidemic post-WWI as did in the whole 4 years of fighting... note it was germs that killed the Martians.

Wells was a genius ahead of his time though his development of From the Earth to the Moon... well scientists can't be expected to be engineers (cavorite could have been used to fly around with, the development could have gone really far) after all and Verne was a base amateur (sorry but spinning people at enormous G's to save them from the shock of being fired out of a cannon? the man used real terms in very unreal ways) by comparison.

One day I'll have to sit through a complete watch of Citizen Kane.

BTW, yeah you got me BC. I haven't seen that movie since a re-watch back in later 80's and I should have checked. Patricia Neal! That was Edith who saved the planet, LOL!

major_setback
01-30-2011, 05:07 PM
Let the Right One In (Swedish original), also known as Let Me In (American remake).

One of the best films I've ever seen.

Great photo' and atmosphere, well paced. It stays with you.

Daily Telegraph review:

" <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">..What distinguishes it from Twilight, and might make it more attractive to adults than adolescents (though it isolates the loneliness, yearning and compassion of adolescence better than any film Iíve seen for a very long time), is that it doesnít remotely look or feel like gloopy, MTV-ified schmaltz. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema composes every shot with rare elegance and makes telling use of crops as well as off-kilter close-ups....

...I promise youíll be able to hear: your heart beating, your heart breaking.

Like many memorable films, Let The Right One In seems to have appeared from nowhere. Alfredson is not a newcomer, but nor is he especially well known. He wonít be obscure for much longer. A Hollywood remake of this is already under way; it will of course be terrible. This, by contrast, is worth skating over thin ice to see and fall in love with".</span>

(Given four review stars).


http://www.fearnet.com/fearnetImages/imvXLijMzSwPr4A16rJW2GKw==.jpg

R_Target
01-30-2011, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
One day I'll have to sit through a complete watch of Citizen Kane.

I finally sat down and watched it a few times. It's pretty good, but I think I prefer Touch of Evil or The Third Man for O. Welles.

Von_Rat
01-30-2011, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by M2morris:
My Mom and Dad watched War of the Worlds in a theater when it came out in the fifties and they said it freaked people out. It was scary stuff back then. .

my mom told me about her and her father listening to the Orson wells broadcast of war of the worlds back in 1938. they were living in new jersey oddly enough, only about 50 miles from grovers mill.

they knew it was just a show because they were tuned in when it started. but the neighbor downstairs didn't, and she started running up the stairs screaming that the martians had landed. my grandfather had to calm her down and tell her it wasn't real.

Jagdgeschwader2
01-30-2011, 06:44 PM
Ha! Loved War of the Worlds and have it on DVD. Didn't like the new version. I remember being scared to take the trash out as a kid because the street like back there looked just like one of those ships. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I could swear it was moving. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg

WTE_Galway
01-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Ha! Loved War of the Worlds and have it on DVD. Didn't like the new version.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg

The "new" War of the World's, like the "new" James Bond and quite a few other movies have all become just slightly different variants of the same movie "All American Action Hero Saves the World (again) Single Handed"

Jagdgeschwader2
01-30-2011, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Ha! Loved War of the Worlds and have it on DVD. Didn't like the new version.


The "new" War of the World's, like the "new" James Bond and quite a few other movies have all become just slightly different variants of the same movie "All American Action Hero Saves the World (again) Single Handed" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I like the old version where the aliens just show up and start nuking people. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif Indeed it's all the same cookie cutter movie formula these days.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/JG2Mobile.jpg

knightflyte
01-31-2011, 05:27 AM
Was this mentioned?

Forbidden Planet? Funny how you forget some of the better offerings in certain genres. One of the greatest.

Messaschnitzel
01-31-2011, 02:49 PM
I really liked how the death ray would spin up before cutting loose in the 1953 movie. What I would like to see is an A grade version that has the actual Victorian setting, instead of a modern interpretation of the story. I don't know if it would get as good a reception doing it that way, but since the movie 'Sherlock Holmes' with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law seemed to do well it would possibly work.

Here's some more that I loved watching on the Sunday afternoon 'Creature Feature' when I was a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZcwEl7fQdE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM1o1xe5FGE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjoZybJoatw

And if you like retro-laffs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe9Fs10IIk0



On a side note: I recall seeing a sci fi movie back when I was maybe 4-6 years old where the plot was IIRC, a group of scientists who time traveled into the future that had some kind of post nuclear holocaust environment. I saw it in B&W, but it could very well have been a color movie, and I saw it in the early 1960s. Anyway, the scientists ended up getting chased by some humanoid mutants who were armed with sticks and had some sort of 'sleeve shield' on their arms, and were rescued just in time by the normal humans who lived there. I also vaguely remember some kind of sad sack mutants (slaves?) who walked around on these deformed feet. From what I can remember the scientists were helped out by the scientists from the future, and I believe that instead of getting back to a normal world, they came back to one that was messed up somehow. Like I said, I saw the movie back when I was a kid, and if anyone knows the movie from the vague description I gave, it would be nice to finally know WTF the name of that movie was. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

knightflyte
01-31-2011, 06:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8JLqsbK5V0


How the heck do you embed a clip?

Anyway. War of the Worlds fan? Ever see this? Jeff Wayne's WotW. Loved this musical interpretation since '78. If you've ever seen artists renditions of this version it's Victorian London.

Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy was one of the original singers as well as several from The Moody Blues. I'd love to see this come to the states, though I think a better rendition of Richard Burton is deserved.


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/knightgames/wotw1.jpg



OMG. That retro laff was just that a RETRO LAUGH!!!!! Spoof or loving homage to cheap 50's sci fi? LOL Great clip..... well horrible, but you get what I mean. LOL

knightflyte
01-31-2011, 07:06 PM
What about The Time Machine from 1960. Yvette Mimeaux. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Messaschnitzel
01-31-2011, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by knightflyte:

War of the Worlds fan? Ever see this? Jeff Wayne's WotW. Loved this musical interpretation since '78. If you've ever seen artists renditions of this version it's Victorian London.

Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy was one of the original singers as well as several from The Moody Blues. I'd love to see this come to the states, though I think a better rendition of Richard Burton is deserved.


OMG. That retro laff was just that a RETRO LAUGH!!!!! Spoof or loving homage to cheap 50's sci fi? LOL Great clip..... well horrible, but you get what I mean. LOL

You got to see the whole movie then because it is so corny you'll be laughing and shaking your head the whole time! I mean, with characters who have names like 'Kro-bar' and 'La-tis' for the male and female aliens with no emotions, and a transmuted animal/woman named 'Animala', you can't go wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I have Jeff Wayne's WotW album on CD. I also still have the computer strategy game by the same title from 1997-98 that is based around the album. You can find videos of the game on Youtube, but I couldn't find any that really does the game full justice. Even though the graphics are definitely dated, the game is totally non linear in gameplay, and you can play either the Humans or Martians.

R_Target
02-05-2011, 10:25 PM
Here's one that I forget: Primer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_%28film%29). The most convincing time travel film that you're likely to see. And a must-see for Raaaid.

WTE_Galway
02-06-2011, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
I really liked how the death ray would spin up before cutting loose in the 1953 movie. What I would like to see is an A grade version that has the actual Victorian setting, instead of a modern interpretation of the story.


A Steam Punk version is more likely to see the light of day.

M2morris
02-06-2011, 04:50 PM
And then there was Raguel in Fantastic Voyage

That movie was incredible.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/VoyageFantastiqueRaquelWelch.jpg

LEBillfish
09-18-2011, 08:12 PM
Just recently saw "Inception" which many here did not like....I thought it was not only a very well done movie, yet a very clever subtle concept...Really liked it.

K2

Treetop64
09-18-2011, 08:16 PM
I really enjoyed Inception. Zimmer's music sure didn't hurt the movie, either.

WTE_Ibis
09-19-2011, 06:13 AM
Not horror or Sci-Fi but plenty of suspense for a shoe sting 1971 movie, the first by Spieberg.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...eu7Q&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irKtyexeu7Q&feature=related)



.

WTE_Galway
09-19-2011, 05:08 PM
I was interested to read that the US Sci-Fi cable channel is cancelling hard core sci fi shows like Eureka with 2 million plus viewers and now showing mainly Wrestling and "true life ghost" shows.

You Americans are odd.

Bo_Nidle
09-19-2011, 06:37 PM
Very glad to find out that the second series of "The Walking Dead" starts in October, hopefully the UK will not be far behind the US in airing it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Very disappointed in "Falling Skies", didn't grab me at all.

As for horror films, I watched the original "Paranormal activity" recently. Horror films don't usually get to me but I found this one to be creepy as hell. Very good indeed. I took great pleasure in hiding under the bed and grabbing the Mrs leg as she was going to sleep...I thought it was very funny, she nearly fouled herself!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Great concept and considering that it was made for $12000 and grossed $108,000,000, I wish I'd thought of it. I haven't seen the sequels yet as I fear they will be subject to the law of diminishing returns.

Not a horror/sci fi film but if you haven't seen the Danish film "Flame and Citron", the true story of two of Denmarks greatest WW2 resistance heroes, then I recommend it.

Bearcat99
09-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
I was interested to read that the US Sci-Fi cable channel is cancelling hard core sci fi shows like Eureka with 2 million plus viewers and now showing mainly Wrestling and "true life ghost" shows.

You Americans are odd.

Sci Fi has had their heads up their .. ends for a long time now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif .. don't blame "you Americans" for that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bearcat99
09-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
12 Monkeys, nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBNMEwNx9x4

Yeah I like that one too...

berg417448
09-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
I was interested to read that the US Sci-Fi cable channel is cancelling hard core sci fi shows like Eureka with 2 million plus viewers and now showing mainly Wrestling and "true life ghost" shows.

You Americans are odd.

Sci Fi has had their heads up their .. ends for a long time now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif .. don't blame "you Americans" for that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agreed. SyFy has lost their minds and many of us here in the USA are quite annoyed with their programming decisions.

Treetop64
09-20-2011, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
I was interested to read that the US Sci-Fi cable channel is cancelling hard core sci fi shows like Eureka with 2 million plus viewers and now showing mainly Wrestling and "true life ghost" shows.

You Americans are odd.

Sci Fi has had their heads up their .. ends for a long time now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif .. don't blame "you Americans" for that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agreed. SyFy has lost their minds and many of us here in the USA are quite annoyed with their programming decisions. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is a widespread trend on cable and satellite networks now. You can thank marketing schemes and sponsors that tailor to the impulse-purchase consumer types for that. Frankly, many of those who consistently watch programs like "real life ghost shows" and similarly less cerebral, cheap quality shows are more inclined to make rash, thoughtless, and/or emotive purchasing decisions. Those who pay for the programming that attracts that sort of viewer depend on it.

In recent years the same thing has happened to the History Channel and Speed Channel (perhaps now more aptly known as the NASCAR Channel...).

Cerebral programming is likely to attract those who are less inclined to make impulsive or emotionally driven purchasing decisions. Most advertisers certainly do not want that and have less incentive to pay for that type of programming.

DrHerb
09-20-2011, 04:13 PM
The Learning Channel got butchered as well several years ago

RegRag1977
09-29-2011, 03:14 AM
Hi Dkoor

I propose:

Soylent Green
Slaughterhouse 5
2001 A Space Odyssey

And more recently:
Splice
Vanishing on the 7th Street

CUJO_1970
09-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Wow, have we really gotten this far and no one has mentionedTHX-1138 (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3864002585/)?

RegRag1977
10-01-2011, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by CUJO_1970:
Wow, have we really gotten this far and no one has mentionedTHX-1138 (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3864002585/)?

Yes it was mentionned page 2 by Messaschnitzel, but this movie's so great it deserves to be mentionned several times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

R_Target
10-02-2011, 06:04 AM
Omega Man.

DKoor
10-02-2011, 07:03 PM
Good to see thread alive and kicking... will make sure that I check some of those movies... I'm currently watching Breaking Bad and I'm having tons of fun with that series http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . Not a sci-fi nor horror (well maybe a little bit horror http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif ) but certainly a good fun.

DrHerb
10-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Not a real movie, but fun nonetheless

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