Top five sci-fi films of all time

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glenn303
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by glenn303 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:46 pm

oblique strategies wrote:
jimmynitcher wrote:Japanese!

1.Casshern
I just watched the complete Cashern Sins - it was great, weird anime!

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Good Anime, a little depressing at times.
If you haven't seen the live action movie yet you should check it out. Visual eye candy and a fantastic soundtrack (score) as well.
One of my favorite films.
On a side note, the same director did another movie in the same style as Casshern (CGI) called "Goemon" which is also an awesome movie.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by Mint Invader » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:50 pm

glenn303 wrote:
oblique strategies wrote:
jimmynitcher wrote:Japanese!

1.Casshern
I just watched the complete Cashern Sins - it was great, weird anime!

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Good Anime, a little depressing at times.
If you haven't seen the live action movie yet you should check it out. Visual eye candy and a fantastic soundtrack (score) as well.
One of my favorite films.
On a side note, the same director did another movie in the same style as Casshern (CGI) called "Goemon" which is also an awesome movie.
Looks interesting... what animated films would you put it on par with?
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by Forge. » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:05 pm

Rinsemeister wrote:
oblique strategies wrote:SOUTHLAND TALES

2006
Directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko)

I just watched 'Southland Tales' for the first time.

It is one of the most astonishing films I have seen in a very long time. HIGHLY recommended.

An eulogy for the United States of America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6Xerya9BY

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WTF...............

I'm gonna have to watch that again. Mind blown.
because you said this I just googled it and here are some reviews from wikipedia:
Critical reaction to the film in its original, longer form was almost entirely negative. Many critics responded unfavorably to the film's long running time and sprawling nature. Roger Ebert described the Cannes screening as "The most disastrous since, yes, The Brown Bunny."[27] Salon.com critic Andrew O'Hehir called the Cannes cut "about the biggest, ugliest mess I've ever seen."[28] Jason Solomons, in The Observer (UK), said that "Southland Tales was so bad it made me wonder if [Kelly] had ever met a human being" and that ten minutes of the "sprawling, plotless, post-apocalyptic farrago" gave him the "sinking feeling that this may be one of the worst films ever presented in [Cannes] competition."[
I like that Observer one :lol:

damn, now I have to decide whether to listen to you or wikipedia! ;-)

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by glenn303 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:16 pm

Mint Invader wrote:
glenn303 wrote:
oblique strategies wrote:Japanese!

1.Casshern
I just watched the complete Cashern Sins - it was great, weird anime!

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Good Anime, a little depressing at times.
If you haven't seen the live action movie yet you should check it out. Visual eye candy and a fantastic soundtrack (score) as well.
One of my favorite films.
On a side note, the same director did another movie in the same style as Casshern (CGI) called "Goemon" which is also an awesome movie.
Looks interesting... what animated films would you put it on par with?[/quote]

Casshern the animation reminds me of "Android Kikaider The Animation." It has that same kind of gloominess to it.
As far as Casshern the live action goes I'm not sure what movie it would be on par with. It kind of stands on its own. It is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again and never get tired of. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when a soldier brings a message to Cassherns Mother about her son.
It's pretty deep.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:30 pm

glenn303 wrote:
oblique strategies wrote:
jimmynitcher wrote:Japanese!

1.Casshern
I just watched the complete Cashern Sins - it was great, weird anime!

Image
Good Anime, a little depressing at times.
If you haven't seen the live action movie yet you should check it out. Visual eye candy and a fantastic soundtrack (score) as well.
One of my favorite films.
On a side note, the same director did another movie in the same style as Casshern (CGI) called "Goemon" which is also an awesome movie.
Thanks for recommending the live action Cashern Sins & Goemon. I'll have to check them out.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by regretfullySaid » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:02 am

Just started watching the theatrical cut of Southland Tales after watching the Cannes cut. It does spell things out more clearly.
I can agree with the some reasons for it's negative reception but those are minor to how I like it overall. I like the casting and it's great to see some old faces too:p. At first in the Cannes cut I thought the voiceover was a woman until Timberlake entered the picture. He sounds like a guy in the theatrical cut but the voiceover is still annoying.
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by uralponkhi » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:41 am

Yea bro u r right. Those films are fantastic for the sci-fi lovers.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by Quiggers » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:24 pm

Blade runner
Gattaca
Sunshine (a film people love to hate but i really enjoyed)
fifth element
The road (bleak but amazing)



missing from the lists

Logan's run

Species

Sphere

Independence day

resident evil series

the last star fighter

minority report

Ai

ultraviolet

Nightwatch

Aeon flux

DUNE

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by UltimateOutsider » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:59 pm

Quiggers wrote:Sunshine (a film people love to hate but i really enjoyed)
I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of that thing, but then it turned into Jason X.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by Mint Invader » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:00 am

Quiggers wrote:Blade runner
Gattaca
Sunshine (a film people love to hate but i really enjoyed)
fifth element
The road (bleak but amazing)



missing from the lists

Logan's run

Species

Sphere

Independence day

resident evil series

the last star fighter

minority report

Ai

ultraviolet

Nightwatch

Aeon flux

DUNE
Dune... such a great 2nd and 3rd act.
Because Whatever.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:42 am

Minority Report

Good stuff.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by jimmynitcher » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Christ I forgot one of the best - Alphaville! (JL Godard)

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by leisuremuffin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:57 pm

can't let you steal alphaville from me, i said so first! just kidding. except not. and yeah it's a great movie.


ok, but serious reason for me posting is to ask if anyone has seen the radio free albemuth adaptation done a few years ago. It has Alanis Morrisette (LOL) as Sadassa. the trailer makes it look like it might actually be ok (but also might be shit) I'm always hoping for another GOOD adaptation of a Dick book. That guy is pretty much the best SF writer ever, hard to argue.

http://www.radiofreealbemuth.com/


i wonder why they picked radio free albemuth instead of the much better VALIS though? maybe just easier to convert to screenplay?

anyway, has anyone actually seen the fucking thing?


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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by cmcpress » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:10 pm

leisuremuffin wrote:can't let you steal alphaville from me, i said so first! just kidding. except not. and yeah it's a great movie.


ok, but serious reason for me posting is to ask if anyone has seen the radio free albemuth adaptation done a few years ago. It has Alanis Morrisette (LOL) as Sadassa. the trailer makes it look like it might actually be ok (but also might be shit) I'm always hoping for another GOOD adaptation of a Dick book. That guy is pretty much the best SF writer ever, hard to argue.

http://www.radiofreealbemuth.com/


i wonder why they picked radio free albemuth instead of the much better VALIS though? maybe just easier to convert to screenplay?

anyway, has anyone actually seen the fucking thing?


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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by lowshelf » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:29 am

Didn't see it mentioned previously, but I rather enjoyed Looker and think you will too. Have a nice day!

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