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Hmmm. I can't think of anything at the moment. Maybe it would be best if our first genre/theme is chosen by a consensus, just so we'll get the most people participating?

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^maybe we could start a poll...? anyone knows how to do it? we could choose a few genres and then vote for a period of time (one or two weeks) and then take the same amount of time to watch the movie/s...?
I don´t know, I´m just throwing ideas to make the thread something other than just a list of movies

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Well... here's a few idea's to get people thinking about movie themes/genres...
-Oscar nominated films (from the past or present)
-Romance (for Valentines day...although that might not be so fun for us singletons!)
-The work of one particular director (say woody Allen, John Hughes, Sofia Coppola, etc.)
-Or a particular actor/actresses body of work (ex. Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Ryan Gosling, etc.)
-Musicals (Singing in The Rain, West Side Story, Grease, etc.)
-Sports movies (Bend it Like Beckham, Miracle, etc.)

Also, here is an article on how to run a movie marathon (from Tavi's website Rookie) which might help give us some ideas too.
http://rookiemag.com/2012/01/movie-marathon/

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Let’s be honest, the movie marathon is primarily a means to be lazy and zone out for hours on end. But to justify getting sucked into the Sunday vortex that is ABC Family’s Harry Potter Weekend, I could also make the argument that it’s a legitimate way to study various art forms all at once: cinematography, set design, music, writing, acting, costume design, makeup, special effects, puppetry, and so on. Either way, they’re fun and if you want to throw one, you have to pick a theme—as generic or as specific as you please. It can be as vague as “romantic comedies” or as explicit as Films That Feature a Villain Who Wears Shoulder Pads. Here are some pointers to help you curate:

Stick to a Series
The easiest way to throw a movie marathon is to pick a series and commit to it: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, and, yes, The Twilight Saga will provide you with hours of escapism before you fall asleep with visions of Hobbits and vampires dancing in your head. Should you prefer nightmares to dreams, any number of horror franchises, like Friday the 13th and Scream, will do as well. (Should you desire hilarious dreams, watch a Twilight marathon followed by a Friday the 13th marathon and fall asleep to the vision of Jason Voorhees casually showing up to a game of vampire baseball, causing Bella to fall in love with him while Edward yells, “Oh, come on! He doesn’t even drive a Volvo!”)

Potluck
Asking each of your friends to pick a movie for a sleepover can lead to a mix of genres. It also gives you and your friends an opportunity to share something you really love and to (hopefully) find new favorites in the process. As a backup, keep a copy of something all of you like on hand, just in case you hate one another’s picks and would rather watch Mean Girls for the 920th time instead.

Adaptation-A-Thon
Make your English teacher proud and spend the night watching modern-day adaptations of classic literature, like Clueless (Emma), 10 Things I Hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew), and Easy A (The Scarlet Letter). Should you want to watch a certain pair of star-crossed lovers have their story told in various ways, try William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story, and—mostly for the glory that is young Nicolas Cage in faux-punk mode—Valley Girl.

Pop Star-Flop Festival
The critics were none too kind to Britney Spears’ Crossroads, Christina Aguilera’s Burlesque, Mariah Carey’s Glitter, Madonna’s Who’s That Girl or the Spice Girls’ Spice World, but that makes them perfect for a movie marathon. Over-acting, time-capsule costumes, goofball adventures, and solid soundtracks are what dumb/fun movie nights are made of.

Career Retrospective
Pick a number of films by the same director or starring the same actor and watch their whole body of work. For example, you may want to watch every movie starring Ryan Gosling or directed by Mira Nair. You could also load up on Johnny Depp Films Not Directed by Tim Burton (likewise, Tim Burton Films Not Starring Johnny Depp).

Whatever You Say
There are no rules here! If you can find order amidst cinematic chaos, go for it. Off the top of my head, I can think of: Mistaken Identity Movies, Movies That Involve Makeovers, Musicals, Movies Where Everything Is Solved by Dance, Movies Where People Should Double-Check to Make Sure the Killer Is Dead, Vacation Movies, Roller Skating Movies, Dated-Slang Movies, Creepy Inbred Movies, Movies Where Everything Happens at One Big Party, Movies About Talking Animals, Underdog Movies, St. Bernard Movies—when is someone going to write a movie about a St. Bernard with decent manners?!—and on and on and on.

The Marathon of Obligation
Dun dun dunnnnnnnn. You know all of those movies you have in your Netflix queue that you swear you’re going to watch someday not because you want to, but because you feel like you have to, either because everyone else is talking about them, or because they’re IMPORTANT? The time has come to start clearing that queue, my friend. If you get so bored that you fall asleep during the first movie, at least you tried! And if you make it through, you will feel a sense of accomplishment that I imagine is somewhat similar to finishing an actual marathon. Congratulations! You can now move on with your life and rewatch the last two seasons of Parks and Recreation just like you wanted to do all along.

Obviously, the entire endeavor is designed for a good time (well, save for the obligatory Netflix thing). If you find yourself slowly Golluming out on the couch, forgetting the taste of bread and the sound of trees or whatever as you drool into a half-eaten bag of kettle corn and wonder where the last few hours of your life went, it is probably best to go outside. Or at least go on the internet and brag to everyone that you just watched six straight hours of silent films with no ill effects aside from really needing to talk.

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01. Letters to Juliet
02. Scary Movie 2
03. The Heartbreak Kid
04. Yes Man
05. Meet the Fockers
06. The Woman in Black


I just saw The Woman in Black and it's a great film. It's classic, old school horror/suspense. All the performances are great. I definitely recommend it. That's all I'll say, because I don't want to spoil anything.

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27. Take Shelter (2011)
28. Wolfen (1981)
29. House (1977)
30. Closer (2004)

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15. Black Rain
16. Sound of Music
17. Water
18. The Back Up Plan

I'd recommend Water. It's a Canadian film in Hindi that is set in 1938 in India. It revolves around the lives of widows in a widow refuge. The film starts of with a little girl, age 7, clearly not understanding the social ramifications for when her husband dies. I unexpectedly found myself tearing up a few times.

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^Good teal selection, I agree with almost all of them

Anyone else felt disappointed with Super 8? after all the hype it wasn´t all that great imo
and Avatar is far more enjoyable in 3D, I rewatched it a while ago in bluray and it´s still beautiful but it was magical in 3D...
Thx . I'm always watching Avatar in 3D, I've tried to watch it without the effects and I was like "What am I doing here? I should be there!!!"

What about Super 8, I was really exited about this movie. And after I've watched it I felt like there is something wrong with it, it wasn't that good as I expected it to be.


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Well... here's a few idea's to get people thinking about movie themes/genres...
-Oscar nominated films (from the past or present)
-Romance (for Valentines day...although that might not be so fun for us singletons!)
-The work of one particular director (say woody Allen, John Hughes, Sofia Coppola, etc.)
-Or a particular actor/actresses body of work (ex. Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Ryan Gosling, etc.)
-Musicals (Singing in The Rain, West Side Story, Grease, etc.)
-Sports movies (Bend it Like Beckham, Miracle, etc.)
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I love this themes! I've proposed myself to organise my movie routine and I actually watch movies from the themes posted below just in a chaotic way.

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I just saw The Woman in Black and it's a great film. It's classic, old school horror/suspense. All the performances are great. I definitely recommend it. That's all I'll say, because I don't want to spoil anything.
Thx for the comment on this movie, I wasn't sure if i want to watch it, my friend has got a DVD.


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1)The Help (2011)
2)Wuthering Heights (2011)
3)Bridesmaids (2011)
4)In Time (2011)
5)Sixteen Candles (1984)
6)Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
7)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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001. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
002. Submarine (Richard Ayoade)
003. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
004. Lolita (Adrian Lyne)
005. Stay (Marc Forster)
006. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
007. J.Edgar (Clint Eastwood)
008. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo (David Fincher)
009. Crazy, Stupid, Love (John Requa / Glenn Ficarra)
010. Brighton Rock (Rowan Joffe)


I think we should choose directors/actors as 'theme' for the challenge, or at least to start with it.

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^What was The Artist like ? i keep seeing it advertised on TV and it looks abit... overly hyped about and generally Sh!t... .
I thought it was good but it was one of the films that I watched on the plane, so I have to admit I was a bit distracted with meal/drink service etc, so my attention wasn't 100% there at all times, which can be difficult with what is essentially a silent film

I almost felt like I wanted to watch it again (in a theater or at home on an actual tv) so that I could re-experience it as intended.

I think it's worth watching

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001. One Day (2011)
002. Fair Game (2010)
003. Fish Tank (2010) - michael fassbender, ugh
004. Cars 2 (2011)
005. The Art Of Getting By (2011)
006. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) - waste of time
007. Chain Letter (2010) - another time waster
008. Shark Night (2011)
009. A Prophet (2009) - great film
010. Toy Story 3 (2010)
011. Titanic (1997) - always a classic.. I've probably seen it over a hundred times, but my friend & I are honda be there opening day when it comes out in 3D IMAX
012. Arthur (2011) - I'm pretty sure I lost brain cells when this was over
013. Underworld: Awakening (2012)
014. Haywire (2012) - it just did NOT work great & realistic fight sequences, good dialogue, solid plot & a good cast of guys but they tried to make a fighter into a actor & if it's NOT working for The Rock then...
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I could do this if it doesn't have to be movies I haven't already seen, even though if this had started sooner, October was a good month for that.
So far
First time viewing-
The Black Cat (1934?)
Repeat viewings-
Swing Time
The Gay Divorcee

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my suggestions for themes are

Foreign Oscar submissions

Recent RIP (Theodoros Angelopoulos, Ben Gazzara, Ken Russell, etc.)

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R there any rules that we're supposed to be following, or r we just winging it cuz these r the rules I've been following for myself:

1) List movies that you've seen from January 1, 2012 on
2) No documentaries unless it was released in movie theaters
3) no multi-part documentaries
4) no genre is excluded
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^documentaries aren't allowed? I thought they are. I've seen someone here who had few documentaries in the list. And I have some in my to watch list.


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