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Postby Kriswest » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:28 am

Cowboys vs. Aliens. Star studded and pretty damn cool. I did not expect so many well known actors and actresses. The movie was cool. Right now watching Revolver(again) another great flick.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby fuse » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:44 am



His final interview while working on the film The Crow. He died in a strange accident on set not too long after this interview.

Like the character he portrayed, he was in the prime of his life and was shot dead before he could marry his fiance.

Toward the end (10:12), he quotes American author Paul Bowles:
Bowles wrote:Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood - an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Peripheral » Fri May 22, 2015 9:19 pm

Ten Favorite Cult Flicks:
1. Repo Man
2. Office Space
3. The Big Lebowski
4. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
5. Clerks
6. Reservoir Dogs
7. The Warriors
8. The Wicker Man (original
9. Heathers
10. Donnie Darko
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Orbie » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:13 pm

Behind the Green Lights, with Carole Landis
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:58 pm

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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:19 pm

I don't know what a cult movie is but I recently watched two videos

One was Into the Wild - awesome inspiring. More so because it is based in reality. What courage and spirit he had.
A movie for all hedonists, pessimists, whiny people - not that it might make much of a difference to them.

and the other was The Shawshank Redemption. Forrest Gump won the academy award that year. Now I've seen both videos but can't really tell which one I might have given the award to. They're both different and inspiring.

I didn't actually want to see TSR for whatever reason I don't like prison movies - some mental block in me I guess lol but I watched it anyway. It was in some ways so inspiring -- in showing/teaching just how capable we are as human beings able to survive in the worse environments and times even though it was also so tragic and reminded me of how we humans at times or many of us can be so brutal and barbaric, corrupt and corruptible, and sub-human really.


I cried at the end, I cried during the movie but the tears at the end were tears of joy. Life doesn't always give us happy endings. Not to think of my cup as half empty, but sometimes it just doesn't so we're grateful that we even have the cup. A few really good sips works well though. Well I won't give away the ending just in case someone wants to see it. I do feel too that Morgan Freeman at the end chose the much better choice, though either choice might have been understandable to me based on his life. It also called to mind how institutionalized people can be in prisons or other such places.

Next to November 22, 1963 I loved that book, it is probably King's second-best book (picture) for me. I don't know how closely faithful the movie was to the book.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby MagsJ » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:56 pm

I've been into classic Kung fu films from the 90s lately: Fists Of Fury, and The Man With The Iron Fists.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby fuse » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:00 am

Arcturus Descending wrote:I don't know what a cult movie is but I recently watched two videos

One was Into the Wild - awesome inspiring. More so because it is based in reality. What courage and spirit he had.
A movie for all hedonists, pessimists, whiny people - not that it might make much of a difference to them.

Someone told me awhile ago that the main character of Into the Wild reminded them of me. I still haven't read it or seen the movie...maybe I will do that soon.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:12 pm

fuse wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:I don't know what a cult movie is but I recently watched two videos

One was Into the Wild - awesome inspiring. More so because it is based in reality. What courage and spirit he had.
A movie for all hedonists, pessimists, whiny people - not that it might make much of a difference to them.

Someone told me awhile ago that the main character of Into the Wild reminded them of me. I still haven't read it or seen the movie...maybe I will do that soon.


Character wise? I remember a thread you opened or contributed to pertaining to this beautiful kind of dark overcast sky which you loved - as I also love. I can see him loving that same kind of sky.
See the movie - it is awesome. He was awesome a bit lacking in practical wisdom at times but it was all a part of his journey, well, I won't say anymore about it.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby mafdet » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:12 pm

AMC has begun its FearFest between now and Halloween, so you can catch all the classic horror flicks of the last 40 years. Here's AMC's October schedule:

http://www.best-horror-movies.com/news? ... tober-2015

These are mostly slasher films, which I don't consider to be the best example of good horror. To me, a good horror movie is something like The Ghost and the Darkness (1996).
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Jakob » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:29 pm

Peter Jacksons first movie sees to me the ultimate cult, and the title isn't lying. I saw this when he had just made it [edit - more like 6 years after], I can remember wondering where he'd go from here. I don't think it ever crossed my mind that he might become the highest grossing director of our time, but there was something inevitable to all of his shots.



Bad Taste is something required a bit of a cult film, I think, that's why I nominate the following:

Bad Lieutenant, Spaceballs, Ghostbusters II (this Vigo is terrifyingly), Home Alone (also the in-movie Angels with Filthy Souls) Disney's The Black Cauldron, Kentucky Fried Movie, all Bruce-Lee movies, all Bond films with Sean Connery, The Hunt for Red October, Jacobs Ladder, Strange Days, Cape Fear, Basic Instinct, all movies by John mcTiernan, Tony Scott, John Landis, Ivan Reitman, everything with that guy who is miscasted as the computer genius in Jurassic Park and thereby saves that movie, gives it cult appeal.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Lev Muishkin » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:33 am

Eraserhead. Probably because I knew Jack Nance.
This film by any measure did things no other film had done before. But I don't think I can be objective.

As far as major visual and sequential impact, Pulp Fiction was and original masterpiece and is still peerless.

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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Jakob » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:44 am

I found his first film online, or the part that didn't 'accidentally catch fire'.



This film, I watched years after I first heard of it, which was during a psychedelic trip, where Sauwelios told me the plot to keep us both from burning out like lightbulbs in a thunderstorm.

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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:29 am

Anyone seen this?

The Killer Inside Me

"This noir thriller from British director Michael Winterbottom, is sickeningly violent but undoubtedly well made. This is a seriously intentioned movie, which addresses and confronts the question of male hate and male violence. The movie conjures up the era and locale of 1950s Texas, and creates a film observantly derived from Hitchcock's Psycho and Capote's In Cold Blood, and perhaps the Coens' Blood Simple and No Country for Old Men, with touches of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks".

Be warned: this really is a very violent movie, but superbly acted.

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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Orbie » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:22 pm

Female Trouble with Divine. A particularly disgusting film with the late star of Hairspray.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Jakob » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:35 am

I dunno if you can get this online. It's very profound.



Is that Faust in there?

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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:51 am

American Dream……… Wow and Wow.

That place would squeeze the heart till it stops beating.

Jakob this is the kind of vid you excel at, (I remember your Israeli vid for different reasons) captured the desolation and hopelessness that most of us who have never been there, never get to see.

and the background music.

Perfect for each shot.

Just got my breath back now…..

Wow and wow.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Jakob » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:59 am

Maiden - you have an eye for these things! It is a very labored video with a lot of time thinking about every shot, and the same goes for the Israel video. Thanks. I am happy this video found an audience, I gave up on there existing one for it quite soon after I made it.

If there is a 'market' for this style that would be interesting for me. It is extremely interesting to experience in this way, every transition is a value-assessment, an 'appraisal' of one shot by another. To keep that buildup going requires much of the viewer as well.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby Jakob » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:00 pm

Im hijacking this thread but one more thing; I do not unequivocally share the sentiment of despair about it, but it is probably true that my instincts wish to convey this state, because it is an existential norm; I try to evoke the closeness to non-existence of existence, thereby making its effective 'apparitions' stranger and more alive; the apparition is always between two shots. The deer above the flag, that was a pivot from despair to hope - not intended but experienced as such. A simple soul I am, I like to follow my own story.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:10 pm

Girl on a bridge, Vanessa Paradis and Daniel Auteuil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKqQl3D4AzI

This scene packed with symbolism, a beguiling movie. Loved it.
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Re: cult flicks, your favorites

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:44 pm

Im hijacking this thread but one more thing; I do not unequivocally share the sentiment of despair about it, but it is probably true that my instincts wish to convey this state, because it is an existential norm; I try to evoke the closeness to non-existence of existence, thereby making its effective 'apparitions' stranger and more alive; the apparition is always between two shots. The deer above the flag, that was a pivot from despair to hope - not intended but experienced as such. A simple soul I am, I like to follow my own story.


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