So far a slow weekend. Getting back into the usage of my Netflix subscription, which is probably good since I pay for it. Thus far have watched Underworld (kind of bleah), and American Splendor. Also, did a bit more unpacking — at this point, I think I just have boxes of books left for the most part. And those have to wait until I get some bookshelves.

So, question for the masses. Recommend some movies to me to watch that are out on DVD. If it's recent and you think I missed it, tell me. If it's old and I wouldn't have seen it tell me. If it's a “you better have seen this”, tell me and I'll make sure I have. I want things to add to and prioritize my Netflix queue. So braintrust to work!

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  1. Re: timeline

    What’s odd is how many times I’ll assume people have seen what *I* consider “staples” and they haven’t.

    livejournal/orkut/whatever needs a better way (imdb links? rottentomatoes links? other?) to let people maintain links of their “required reading” movies, particularly in a way that’s standardized enough to allow for effective cross-referencing (“show me all other users within 10 miles of me that have at least 40% of my list in their list”)

    So, in no particular order, the movies there’s some chance you haven’t seen (lotr, matrix, star wars, holy grail, blade runner, princess bride, etc. all assumed). Don’t get offended for anything on this list with “Of *course* I’ve seen *that*” πŸ™‚

    Spies Like Us
    The Fifth Element
    Grosse Point Blank
    The Usual Suspects
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Stand By Me

    actually, the more I think about it, my list is fairly well covered with RT ones so go with them (overall, comedy, sci-fi) as a starter, perhaps.

  2. American Splendor wasn’t too bad. Lost in Translation was a wonderful movie — my copy of the DVD should get here at some point this week πŸ™‚

  3. Yep, it is indeed strange. I haven’t seen all of the list, so I’ll add what I haven’t to my list and then I will have. πŸ™‚

  4. Re:

    We have a large plasma display in our lobby at work, and I’ve been trying to get a copy of The Way Things Go to play up there when I get tired of the dynamic image server it’s currently acting as display for. Will definitely check Netflix!

  5. Excellent movies from the past few years you may or may not have seen but really should and would probably enjoy:

    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Donnie Darko
    Wonder Boys
    Gods and Monsters
    Lilo & Stitch (best Disney movie since Mulan–and I hate Disney movies)
    Mulholland Drive
    Moonlight Mile
    Igby Goes Down

    Weird little movies I like a lot (does not preclude movies in above category from being weird):

    Tank Girl
    Arizona Dream (also has a most excellent, hard-to-find soundtrack that I will burn for you if you ever so desire)
    City of Lost Children (try to get subtitled rather than dubbed, the dubbing for the main character is awful)
    George Washington (filmed and set in Winston-Salem area)
    The Road to Wellville

    Staples (classics I actually like):

    Citizen Kane (also check out RKO 281, about the filming of Citizen Kane)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  6. Depending on what you like, you might not find these favorable. I’m more into the psychological thriller/bloody gore/unusual humor flicks although not all of these can be categorized as such.

    Suicide Kings
    Gummo (really difficult to find except online)
    Fight Club
    Meet the Parents
    Very Bad Things (ranks pretty high but has flaws)

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