What's your favourite movie?

This forum is to learn about foreign cultures and habits, because language skills are not everything you need as a world citizen...

Moderator: Forum Administrators

User avatar
mōdgethanc
Posts: 10658
Joined: 2010-03-20, 5:27
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

What's your favourite movie?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-09-18, 4:00

Pretty simple. No prizes for guessing what mine is.

User avatar
Lauren
Posts: 3581
Joined: 2012-04-09, 7:50
Real Name: Lauren
Gender: female
Location: Seattle, WA
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Lauren » 2013-09-18, 4:02

Is it Terminator? :P

Mine has long been a tie between Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Shaun of the Dead.
Native:            (en-US)
Advanced:       (eu)
Just started:    (cs)
Trans woman  Image

User avatar
Lur
Posts: 3052
Joined: 2012-04-15, 23:22
Location: Madrid
Country: ES Spain (España)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Lur » 2013-09-18, 4:37

I dunno. Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Seven Samurai. E.T.; the Extraterrestrial. 2001. Blade Runner.

Lowena wrote: and Shaun of the Dead.

Edgar Wright is one of the coolest filmmakers working right now.
Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

User avatar
mōdgethanc
Posts: 10658
Joined: 2010-03-20, 5:27
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-09-18, 4:39

He say you a Brade Runnah!
Is it Terminator? :P
You have twenty seconds to comply.

User avatar
johntm
Posts: 6717
Joined: 2011-03-17, 21:11
Real Name: John
Gender: male
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby johntm » 2013-09-18, 4:54

One single favorite? Can't do it. By genre:
Comedy: Airplane!, but the Naked Gun movies come close behind it

Horror: Paranormal Activity (only saw the first) scared the shit out of me when I first saw it, but not after that. So I guess Insidious, and I'd like to see the second one that just came out. I like normal slasher movies like Friday the 13th, etc, but they aren't really scary to me.

Action: This is tough. Most of the Bond movies I have seen have been good, but I also love Jason Statham movies. I think for sheer pointless ass-kicking his Crank movies are my favorite of his, but Parker and the Transporters were good. Death Race was decent.

In short, I'm really indecisive and any of these would be my favorite depending on what mood I'm in. As for other genres, I really don't care enough to add them, these are my favorite genres.
Native: [flag]en-US[/flag]
Learning: [flag]fr[/flag] [flag]es[/flag] [flag]de[/flag]
"The goal [of learning foreign languages] is to speak not so that you can be understood, but so that you cannot be misunderstood."-Earl W. Stevick
"You either get good at accomplishments or you get good at making excuses."-Anonymous

User avatar
mōdgethanc
Posts: 10658
Joined: 2010-03-20, 5:27
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-09-18, 15:21

johntm wrote:Most of the Bond movies I have seen have been good
Categorically impossible. Most Bond movies are not good.
but I also love Jason Statham movies. I think for sheer pointless ass-kicking his Crank movies are my favorite of his
You need to watch some martial arts movies son.

User avatar
Marah
Posts: 3015
Joined: 2011-06-03, 17:01
Real Name: Jonathan
Gender: male
Country: FR France (France)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Marah » 2013-09-18, 15:35

Pulp Fiction.
Par exemple, l'enfant croit au Père Noël. L'adulte non. L'adulte ne croit pas au Père Noël. Il vote.

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 23552
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby linguoboy » 2013-09-18, 16:15

I'm going to say Parting Glances because I've probably watched it more times than any other.
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

User avatar
Lada
Posts: 4299
Joined: 2003-08-10, 15:23
Real Name: Anna
Gender: female
Country: RU Russia (Российская Федерация)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Lada » 2013-09-18, 20:00

Too many movies are good, just some non mainstream ones :

Russian: Остров (2006), Кукушка (Cuckoo), Неадекватные люди, Возвращение (The return), Вор (The thief)

Soviet: Come and see (probably the best WWII movie ever made), and all other war movies - I think all the best war movies are soviet.

French: all comedies starring Louis de Funes, 1+1

Other European: Jagten (The Hunt), Dogville, Das leben der Anderen, Roman Polanski's movies and Pedro Almodovar's movies.

User avatar
Lur
Posts: 3052
Joined: 2012-04-15, 23:22
Location: Madrid
Country: ES Spain (España)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Lur » 2013-09-18, 20:35

Lada wrote:Pedro Almodovar's movies.

What's with Almodóvar that people outside like his films so much?
Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 23552
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby linguoboy » 2013-09-18, 20:37

Lur wrote:
Lada wrote:Pedro Almodovar's movies.

What's with Almodóvar that people outside like his films so much?

I dunno, they're well-made an entertaining. Sounds like you don't agree with the amount of acclaim they've received. Can you tell us why?
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

User avatar
Lur
Posts: 3052
Joined: 2012-04-15, 23:22
Location: Madrid
Country: ES Spain (España)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Lur » 2013-09-18, 20:47

My recent attempts of finishing several of his latest films were failures.

I saw Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios years ago and I don't remember disliking it, though.
Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

User avatar
Lada
Posts: 4299
Joined: 2003-08-10, 15:23
Real Name: Anna
Gender: female
Country: RU Russia (Российская Федерация)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby Lada » 2013-09-18, 20:51

It's all matter of taste. Personally I like his movies and I like art-house in general. But maybe he's promoted outside better than any other Spanish director, that's it.

User avatar
johntm
Posts: 6717
Joined: 2011-03-17, 21:11
Real Name: John
Gender: male
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby johntm » 2013-09-18, 22:45

mōdgethanc wrote:Categorically impossible. Most Bond movies are not good.
I dunno, part of it I enjoy (along with the other movies I mentioned) is the absurdness. The cool gadgets, he always says the perfect thing to women, always kicking ass, etc. I'm not always looking for realness/believability in movies, sometimes I just want to be entertained.

You need to watch some martial arts movies son.

You know, I haven't seen many actually. The new Karate Kid sucked ass, past that...the Bloodsport movies are awesome, but I haven't seen them in a while. I also need to watch some Rocky movies again.
Native: [flag]en-US[/flag]
Learning: [flag]fr[/flag] [flag]es[/flag] [flag]de[/flag]
"The goal [of learning foreign languages] is to speak not so that you can be understood, but so that you cannot be misunderstood."-Earl W. Stevick
"You either get good at accomplishments or you get good at making excuses."-Anonymous

User avatar
johnklepac
Posts: 2809
Joined: 2012-12-06, 2:18
Real Name: Your Onions
Gender: male
Location: Chicago/Southwest Ohio
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby johnklepac » 2013-09-24, 0:46

American History X. I also have a strange attraction to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I mean, I've seen the whole series multiple times, but that one in particular.

User avatar
mōdgethanc
Posts: 10658
Joined: 2010-03-20, 5:27
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-09-24, 14:16

Lada wrote:It's all matter of taste. Personally I like his movies and I like art-house in general. But maybe he's promoted outside better than any other Spanish director, that's it.
I've never seen any of his movies, but I don't want to. Spanish cinema is just trendy here, eg. Javier Bardém is one name nobody seems to be able to shut up about around film festival time.

User avatar
linguoboy
Posts: 23552
Joined: 2009-08-25, 15:11
Real Name: Da
Location: Chicago
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby linguoboy » 2013-09-24, 14:40

johntm wrote:
You need to watch some martial arts movies son.

You know, I haven't seen many actually. The new Karate Kid sucked ass, past that...the Bloodsport movies are awesome, but I haven't seen them in a while. I also need to watch some Rocky movies again.

Does this mean you've never seen an honest-to-goodness Hong Kong action movie? Because that's what first comes to mind whenever someone says "martial arts movie". Even the slapstick comedies have better fight scenes than most Hollywood flicks of the same vintage. (It's different now that so many HK action choreographers are working in LA these days.)
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons

User avatar
mōdgethanc
Posts: 10658
Joined: 2010-03-20, 5:27
Gender: male
Location: Toronto
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-09-24, 21:38

Who doesn't like Jackie Chan movies? They were always on TV when I was growing up.

User avatar
johntm
Posts: 6717
Joined: 2011-03-17, 21:11
Real Name: John
Gender: male
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby johntm » 2013-09-27, 3:27

linguoboy wrote:
johntm wrote:
You need to watch some martial arts movies son.

You know, I haven't seen many actually. The new Karate Kid sucked ass, past that...the Bloodsport movies are awesome, but I haven't seen them in a while. I also need to watch some Rocky movies again.

Does this mean you've never seen an honest-to-goodness Hong Kong action movie? Because that's what first comes to mind whenever someone says "martial arts movie". Even the slapstick comedies have better fight scenes than most Hollywood flicks of the same vintage. (It's different now that so many HK action choreographers are working in LA these days.)

I take that back. I've seen several Jackie Chan movies and I know I've seen part of one of Bruce Lee's movies (I remember he was going crazy on some people with nunchucks).
Funnily enough, I'm not a huge fan of martial arts movies despite being a martial artist myself. Maybe I just need to watch more, I've become a bigger fan of movies in general in the past few months.
Native: [flag]en-US[/flag]
Learning: [flag]fr[/flag] [flag]es[/flag] [flag]de[/flag]
"The goal [of learning foreign languages] is to speak not so that you can be understood, but so that you cannot be misunderstood."-Earl W. Stevick
"You either get good at accomplishments or you get good at making excuses."-Anonymous

User avatar
TeneReef
Posts: 3073
Joined: 2010-04-17, 23:22
Gender: male
Location: Kampor
Country: HR Croatia (Hrvatska)

Re: What's your favourite movie?

Postby TeneReef » 2013-09-27, 19:54

विकृतिः एवम्‌ प्रकृति
learning in 2019: (no-nn)


Return to “Culture”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest