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Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 am

Is there a movie which made a positive impact on your life and gave you a better look on life? What is it?
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 am

Believe it or not, here's mine...

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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Sir Spurtsalot (126579776) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:52 am

I remember seeing Real Genius and thinking I wanted to grow up and be a genius.

I never grew up or became a genius. So close......... :haha: :haha:
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A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it's gonna take
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Queen Mata (13429328) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:55 am

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It opened my eyes in many ways.
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:57 am

Rod (126579776) wrote:I remember seeing Real Genius and thinking I wanted to grow up and be a genius.

I never grew up or became a genius. So close......... :haha: :haha:


Just a tad short :haha: :hug:
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Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:59 am

Queen Mata (13429328) wrote:Image

It opened my eyes in many ways.


Interesting, care to elaborate in which ways? I did watch this movie but I couldn't keep attention because i was focusing if the directors got the physics right, that's why i cant watch Sci-fi movies at all.
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:59 am

Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:02 am

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

That's a good movie! I've seen it three times while Robin Williams was alive, but seeing it now after he died feels very sad.
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Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:23 pm

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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Richy (3429282) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:40 pm

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

Yes! Love love love Good Will Hunting. Two other movies that have impacted me (and maybe caused to shed a tear or two) were Under the Same Moon and The Truman Show. Under the Same Moon placed me into the shoes of my immigrant friends and neighbors and allowed me to see the world from their perspective, while The Truman Show brought a new light on how to view life.
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Sir Spurtsalot (126579776) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:08 pm

The Matrix had a profound impact on me. At 16 I was already questioning everything around me. I had been pounded with religion as a boy and was falling in love with science. It was if the entire world was made of pixels and it was time for me to question the reality of everything. And the movie set me off on a search for the "red pill" in my own life.

Who knew the movie would also be the portal for my return to truth. The archetypal events of good versus evil play out every day in over 7 billion real lives. The idea that we exist as shadows of our real selves echoes within the sacred text. That we are unable to free ourselves, that we are under mortal attack in both worlds, and that we need The One to redeem us from it all is undeniably the most profound bit of truth to ever work its way back to me from any movie.

I have a full size The Matrix movie poster in my media room. It is a reminder of every thing I was, everything I am, and everything yet to come. :heart:
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:11 pm

Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

Yes! Love love love Good Will Hunting. Two other movies that have impacted me (and maybe caused to shed a tear or two) were Under the Same Moon and The Truman Show. Under the Same Moon placed me into the shoes of my immigrant friends and neighbors and allowed me to see the world from their perspective, while The Truman Show brought a new light on how to view life.


The Truman Show is also one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life and one of the most well done and creative films I've seen. It's also one that I can watch many times and never get sick of.

I haven't seen Under the Same Moon but I will make a point to check it out.

You have very good taste. :D
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Postby INSOMNIA (184182673) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:26 pm

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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Richy (3429282) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:39 pm

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

Yes! Love love love Good Will Hunting. Two other movies that have impacted me (and maybe caused to shed a tear or two) were Under the Same Moon and The Truman Show. Under the Same Moon placed me into the shoes of my immigrant friends and neighbors and allowed me to see the world from their perspective, while The Truman Show brought a new light on how to view life.


The Truman Show is also one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life and one of the most well done and creative films I've seen. It's also one that I can watch many times and never get sick of.

I haven't seen Under the Same Moon but I will make a point to check it out.

You have very good taste. :D

Same to you, MsPhantom ;)

I'm pretty much a huge cinephile and love movies, but not in the way most people do. Movies that require more than surface level thinking and entertainment pull me right in. If you want a list of ones that I love (which is long LOL), let me know! :thumbsup:
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:42 pm

Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

Yes! Love love love Good Will Hunting. Two other movies that have impacted me (and maybe caused to shed a tear or two) were Under the Same Moon and The Truman Show. Under the Same Moon placed me into the shoes of my immigrant friends and neighbors and allowed me to see the world from their perspective, while The Truman Show brought a new light on how to view life.


The Truman Show is also one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life and one of the most well done and creative films I've seen. It's also one that I can watch many times and never get sick of.

I haven't seen Under the Same Moon but I will make a point to check it out.

You have very good taste. :D

Same to you, MsPhantom ;)

I'm pretty much a huge cinephile and love movies, but not in the way most people do. Movies that require more than surface level thinking and entertainment pull me right in. If you want a list of ones that I love (which is long LOL), let me know! :thumbsup:


I'm actually typing out my list of movies to post here. I wouldn't mind a list. I've always thought that choice in film says a lot about a person. :)
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Sir Spurtsalot (126579776) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:55 pm

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

Yes! Love love love Good Will Hunting. Two other movies that have impacted me (and maybe caused to shed a tear or two) were Under the Same Moon and The Truman Show. Under the Same Moon placed me into the shoes of my immigrant friends and neighbors and allowed me to see the world from their perspective, while The Truman Show brought a new light on how to view life.


The Truman Show is also one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life and one of the most well done and creative films I've seen. It's also one that I can watch many times and never get sick of.

I haven't seen Under the Same Moon but I will make a point to check it out.

You have very good taste. :D

Same to you, MsPhantom ;)

I'm pretty much a huge cinephile and love movies, but not in the way most people do. Movies that require more than surface level thinking and entertainment pull me right in. If you want a list of ones that I love (which is long LOL), let me know! :thumbsup:


I'm actually typing out my list of movies to post here. I wouldn't mind a list. I've always thought that choice in film says a lot about a person. :)

I'd be interested for both of you to add your "guilty pleasure" movie to your lists. It is the movie you have to watch, even though you'd be embarrassed to tell anyone.

Mine is "Idiocracy". No matter how stupid the jokes and acting are in that movie, I cannot get over the premise of a world getting genetically dumber by the day. I watch it every time I come across it and my wife just rolls her disgusted eyes at me. LOL
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Richy (3429282) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:50 pm

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MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Richy (3429282) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:Good Will Hunting. Forever and always.

Yes! Love love love Good Will Hunting. Two other movies that have impacted me (and maybe caused to shed a tear or two) were Under the Same Moon and The Truman Show. Under the Same Moon placed me into the shoes of my immigrant friends and neighbors and allowed me to see the world from their perspective, while The Truman Show brought a new light on how to view life.


The Truman Show is also one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life and one of the most well done and creative films I've seen. It's also one that I can watch many times and never get sick of.

I haven't seen Under the Same Moon but I will make a point to check it out.

You have very good taste. :D

Same to you, MsPhantom ;)

I'm pretty much a huge cinephile and love movies, but not in the way most people do. Movies that require more than surface level thinking and entertainment pull me right in. If you want a list of ones that I love (which is long LOL), let me know! :thumbsup:


I'm actually typing out my list of movies to post here. I wouldn't mind a list. I've always thought that choice in film says a lot about a person. :)

I'd be interested for both of you to add your "guilty pleasure" movie to your lists. It is the movie you have to watch, even though you'd be embarrassed to tell anyone.

Mine is "Idiocracy". No matter how stupid the jokes and acting are in that movie, I cannot get over the premise of a world getting genetically dumber by the day. I watch it every time I come across it and my wife just rolls her disgusted eyes at me. LOL

Mine would definitely have to be White Chicks! Normally, I wouldn't have watched it, but it was on one morning that I had nothing to do, and have watched it many times since. :haha:
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:11 pm

Here is a list of films that I consider to be the best films I've ever seen from all aspects. These are all some of my favorites.

- Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird is seriously one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. I would go so far as to call it a perfect movie as I have never been able to find any flaws within the film whatsoever. No matter who you are and regardless of your gender, age, socioeconomic background, ethnic background, etc I guarantee that you will be able to relate to this movie. It's the ultimate 'Coming-of-Age-' story.

- American Beauty (1999)

The characterization in this movie is phenomenal. Every character in this movie has clearly defined motivations. They're all fleshed out and behave like humans in the real world do. The performances in this movie are amazing and the screenplay is absolutely fantastic.

- Good Will Hunting (1997)

I watched this movie at the perfect moment and I'm so glad that I did. To this day, this movie is the only film that can make me cry every single time that I watch it.

- The Truman Show (1998)

One of the deepest and most thought provoking films I've ever seen. I love the religious symbolism, set design, performances, screenplay....well I just love everything about this movie.

- Spider-Man 2 (2004)

The greatest superhero film ever made. At it's core, it's a character study of Peter Parker. It was the first superhero film to delve into the psychology of heroism and the consequences of it. Alfred Molina is perfect as Doc Ock. Mary Jane is the love interest but has more depth as a character than any female 'superhero' in any superhero movie. It has the most satisfying ending to a film ever. It's a masterpiece of a film and one of the only 'timeless' superhero movies ever.

- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

This movie is so gripping from beginning to end. And I give it props for daring to redeem a character that most films would paint as 'irredeemable'.

- Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

I like the atmosphere of the film and the exploration of dreams, desire, and extravagance in New York's elite. Kubrick is a genius and he has managed to create a film where the audience can take nothing at face value.

- Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz (2004) & (2007)

I lumped these two together since they are essentially the same film in different contexts. Edgar Wright is my favorite film-maker and he is the only modern director who can create an actually funny comedic film. He is also great at combining comedy with other genres. In Shaun of the Dead, he combines comedy with horror and in Hot Fuzz he combines comedy and action. Both films are pretty amazing with clever writing and jokes that land. The mid 2000's was filled with unfunny Judd Appatow comedies saturating the market and so I appreciate Edgar Wright's genuine comedy combined with excellent, stylized film-making.

- Scream (1996)

My all-time favorite horror film and the film that peaked my interest in cinema. This movie is the ultimate satire of slasher films. Not only does it satirize horror film tropes, it goes so far as to use horror film tropes to subvert the audience's expectations. Scream revived horror in the '90's and even established horror franchises such as Halloween attempted to take a page out of Scream's book and employ meta-film-making in their films. I make it a point to watch this movie every Halloween. Such a shame that the sequels end up becoming what the first film was satirizing in the first place. :(


- The Departed (2006)

This movie has one of the best screenplays of any film by far. It's so clever and subverts audience expectations. I love the character dynamics and the emotional arcs of the characters.

- Kill Bill (2003)

The Bride is one of the greatest protagonists in film. Her motivations are clearly established from the beginning of the film and the audience roots for her no matter what. The action sequences are also some of the best I've ever seen.

- Under the Skin (2013)

This movie is mesmerizing. I swear once you turn it on, your eyes will stay glued to the tv until it's finished. I normally would never consider Scarlett Johansson to be a good actress but her performance in this film as an alien learning about humans and how her demeanor changes slowly throughout the movie as she learns more and more about humans and human interaction is amazing. This movie is almost spell-binding. I highly recommend this one if you enjoy science fiction and even more so if you enjoy film as an art form.

- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

I don't care much for animated movies but this movie is a masterpiece. It's a love letter to comic book and Spider-Man fans. The stylized animation is groundbreaking and the jokes are some of the funniest in modern cinema.

Guilty-Pleasure Films (requested by Rod)

- The Mummy 1 & 2 (1999) and (2002)

I grew up watching these films and, while I do think that they are nowhere near perfect, I absolutely love them. I love the swash-buckling adventure. I love the warmth of the film aided by the cinematography and set design. I miss the days when Hollywood used to produce original action/adventure films. Nowadays, every film being released is part of a major film franchise or adapted from a comic book, cartoon, game, or book series.

- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

I love, love, love, love, love this movie and watch it every Christmas. I love Jim Carrey. I love the adult themes and jokes. I love the almost dark tones that film has. I just love it and no one will ever be able to convince me that it's a bad film.

I might add to this list at some point. I'm a film enthusiast and I've seen so many movies in my life. I could talk about movies all day and night.
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Re: Movie Impact

Postby TUSCANY (184148760) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:56 pm

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Re: Movie Impact

Postby Sir Spurtsalot (126579776) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:07 pm

TUSCANY (184148760) wrote:Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It's just a flesh wound :haha: :haha: :haha:
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A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
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