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remind



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What do you guys think the best basketball movie is?

He Got Game
White Men Can't Jump
Above the Rim
Blue Chips
Hoosiers
Other?

I probably have to go with Sydney Deane and Billy Ho.
Post Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:26 pm
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remind wrote:
What do you guys think the best basketball movie is?

He Got Game
White Men Can't Jump
Above the Rim
Blue Chips
Hoosiers
Other?

I probably have to go with Sydney Deane and Billy Ho.


Of that list, my favorite is White Men Can't Jump

I my two favorite basketball movies are Love and Basketball and Hoop Dreams.
Post Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:33 pm
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Best Basketball movie: Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault (Hoop Dreams shouldn't count, it's a documentary)
Best Hockey movie: Youngblood, close 2nd: Mighty Ducks 1
Best Football movie: Rudy
Best Baseball movie: The Sandlot
Best other sports movie: Raging Bull, Rollerball
Post Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:41 pm
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Gasface to redball for the Reds hate. I love that movie. Meetings with Emma Goldman? Russia at the eve of revolution? It's one of those movies that makes me question myself and what I'm doing, but in a really serious way.

He Got Game is the best basketball movie, by far. Love and Basketball? Really?

It feels like I haven't seen a new movie in forever. I was really amazed at how much I liked the Darjeeling Limited. I don't know what it was. I can't really even remember the details of it or the storyline, but something about it just killed me. Maybe it was just the setting and the cinematography.

I really liked Birth too.
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:05 am
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PHIL LACIO AKA P DAWG
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remind wrote:
What do you guys think the best basketball movie is?

He Got Game
White Men Can't Jump
Above the Rim
Blue Chips
Hoosiers
Other?

I probably have to go with Sydney Deane and Billy Ho.


The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

the 70's, DR J, enough said
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:57 am
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tommi teardrop wrote:
Gasface to redball for the Reds hate. I love that movie. Meetings with Emma Goldman? Russia at the eve of revolution? It's one of those movies that makes me question myself and what I'm doing, but in a really serious way.


You're just focusing on a small portion of the movie. There was like an hour of content on any specific theme, it's a four hour movie. Like I said, Reed's life was compelling and I was really drawn in by his character for quite a while. The history is great to see reenacted. The odd couple period piece love story is even okay. The political drama is decent, but it was put off by the complete lack of passion by just about any other character aside from Jack.

Just about when any of the plot lines would become interesting the movie would switch to the other. My least favorite was when it went back to poor ol' Bryant who was seemingly confused about whether she was independent or desperately in need of a man for survival. Her character is almost offensive. She's completely lost without Jack. Everything but her testimonial scene seems to downplay what she did or attribute any of her success to him. Then every other scene would either be interrupted or segwayed into by some old fucker telling the story, and they would often tell a different version than the film depicted. It's just disjointed and hurts the movie.

There's two good movies in this one, and one hour-long special for the History channel. If you split it up as such instead of cramming it all together, you'd end up with three decent watchable pieces. I think Reds fails that. Not because it isn't okay, it is. Nor is it unwatchable, it has problems but it is tolerable. Mainly, it's too mediocre for its length and it keeps stopping shy of fantastic. So it's worth 2 hours of your time, maybe right up until after they take part in the 10 days. Then turn it off.
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:37 am
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futuristxen wrote:
Amazingly I have not seen any Cassavettes films. But my partner is a huge fan. So she sent me this today:

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I was already excited to see Cassavettes stuff, but now more so.

This is from Minnie & Moskowitz

Brilliant.


Misogynist! Genius! Misogynist... Genius!
What's yr take on Cassavettes? What's yr take on Cassavettes?

I'm going to go with non-misogynist and genius. Watch 'A Woman Under The Influence.' I can't believe you don't know his work.
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:50 am
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PHIL LACIO AKA P DAWG wrote:
remind wrote:
What do you guys think the best basketball movie is?

He Got Game
White Men Can't Jump
Above the Rim
Blue Chips
Hoosiers
Other?

I probably have to go with Sydney Deane and Billy Ho.


The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

the 70's, DR J, enough said


Ha, I've never heard of this. I'll check it.

Yeah really, tommi, Love and Basketball? Ha.

I forgot to mention Space Jam, yo.
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:54 am
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i finally saw watchmen. i have no attachment to the graphic novel and i really enjoyed it. they created an immersive alternate '85.

i think it is the best comic book film made thus far. should be tough to beat.

i am eager to stream visioneers.

the signal was interesting and can be streamed at netflix as well.
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:08 am
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Late to thread. My superlatives:

Best Basketball Movie: Hoop Dreams
Best Baseball Movie: The Natural
Best Football Movie: Friday Night Lights
Best Boxing Movie: Raging Bull
Best Not-Really-A-Sport-But-They-Show-It-On-ESPN movies, 1-4: The Hustler, Caddyshack, Spellbound, Rounders
Best Western: High Noon
Best Musical: O Brother Where Art Thou
Best Villain: Orson Welles as Harry Lime
Best Movie About Capitalism: Glengarry Glen Ross
Best Movie About Communists: The Cradle Will Rock
Best Movie About Anarchists: Fight Club
Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:28 am
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has anyone seen thirst yet?

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also, moon was pretty cool.
Post Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:58 am
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Just watched the film 'Hunger', a film about Bobby Sands' hunger strike in Maze prison. Absolutely superb. Steve Mcqueen is definitely going to be a director to look out for.

Up next - 'Gomorrah'.
Post Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:37 am
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remind wrote:
What do you guys think the best basketball movie is?

He Got Game
White Men Can't Jump
Above the Rim
Blue Chips
Hoosiers
Other?

I probably have to go with Sydney Deane and Billy Ho.



Above the rim.
Post Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:39 am
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the contortionist wrote:
Steve Mcqueen is definitely going to be a director to look out for.


This is true, but he should have to change his name.
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Martyers. (French)

Really liked this movie.It was two seperate movies(you will understand this when you awatch it.) It was also mixture of stolen imagery from Hostel, the Ring and Funny Games but makes all these films seem like Bambi.


Let the right one in. (Sweedish)

All i can say is watch it. Read the book then watch it again. Fucking amazing!
Post Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:46 am
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