The Dark Knight is one of the best action movies ever made, and the best superhero movie made. But you guys probably already know (but maybe not acknowledge) that
And then, there's Indiana Jones. The first three are perfect. Harrison Ford is the man, period.
The last film I saw was Ip Man. I don't know if it's out in US and Europe cinemas yet, but it's a film by Donny Yen. Very good action scenes, not too over-the-top like Jet Li's stunt choreographies, and the storyline is decent too. On top of that, it's based on the true story of one of Bruce Lee's masters. Can't get better than that
The Dark Knight is the most over-rated warmed up sack of shit ever put on celluloid. The *only* reason, and I mean the *only* reason why people liked it is because Ledger died before it came out. They had a good marketing team too, convincing everyone that the "Why so serious?" shirt was the hottest thing since Vaginas.
Heath Ledger did *not* play the joker in that film, he played Osama Bin Laden. The *only* decent thing about the film, and it was actually incredible up until the CGI kicked in, was Aaron Eckhart as Twoface. Too bad they didn't just edit the film so that Joker died, and Twoface lived...I would love to see him in a movie devoted to him, with NO cgi...let Savini do the makeup.
Batman Begins was one hell of a movie though. I cannot for the life of me understand:
a) why Nolan completely wasted the momemtum he had coming out of "Begins", and
b) how people can be duped by such a ho-hum movie.
Best comic movies for me, in order, are:
1) History of Violence
2) Iron Man
3) X-Men III
4) V for Vendetta
5) Fantastic Fou: Rise of the Silver Surfer
I've seen both Quarantine and [REC] and they are almost the same movie, though I probably prefer the spanish one because I watched it first (spanish actress is also hotter).
Now, some really good recommendations: Oldboy, Seven Samurai, High and Low, 3-iron, Survive Style 5+, The taste of tea, My sassy girl, In the mood for love. (Yeah, they are all asian, that's because I think most of you haven't seen too much asian cinema)
Oldboy fucking RULES! The other two in the "vengeance trilogy" did virtually nothing for me though.
Pulp Fiction and the Shawshank Redemption are a couple of my more favoured movies.
Wait, you actually liked The Last Samurai? What a snore. Catch Me If You Can wasn't a bad film, though.
Last Samurai is an incredible piece of filmmaking, I actually preferred it to the elitists favorite, "Seven Samurai". Excellently acted, wonderfully directed, with amazing pacing, and some of the best cinematography I have ever seen in a period piece. Then again, Es Zwick ALWAYS makes beautiful looking movies with great pacing. Blood Diamond, Defiance, etc.
Standard book adaptaton rules apply, particularly where SK is concerned...
The Book is ALWAYS better than the film....;o)
And King...erm...King isn't even a very good writer. >_>
incorrect. Stephen King most definitely *is* a great writer, YOU just don't like him. This liberal Gen X concept of "opinion" really upsets me. Things can have an objective "goodness" about them, that can be quantifiably and qualitatively demonstrated. For example, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorcese *ARE* good directors. Anyone who disagrees with that statement misunderstands the definition of "opinion". One can DISLIKE a good director, but that person is still a good director. One can like a bad movie, but it's still a bad movie.