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I'm not feeling too well lately, i feel like not leaving my room a lot in the near future, and i'd want to watch some films. I made a blog about nordic mytholgy films, but i couldnt find too much which i havent knew already, so let's widen up this a bit:
I do not want to watch comedies, i do not feel like laughing in the next year or so (ok, you get the idea, dont take it word-by-word). romance, and that kind of things is out of question.
What i do like. Good films in general, even if i dont like a topic i can always appreciate a well directed film or very good performance from the actors.
More specifically. I like gangster movies, because the distinction between good and evil isn't too clear, "original" characters might appear, unlike in many other chategories where you got to have the hot women, the evil villain, the wannabe, the old teacher, the funny guy, the slutty woman etc... BUT i dont think you can recommend me anything new. here's a quickly made list of what i watched (and liked, mostly) + Show Spoiler +
Scarface, The Godfather-s, Citade de deus, Once upon a time in America, Carlito's way, Casino, Goodfelas, Heat, Snatch, The departed, Gangs of New York, The untouchables (eh, not quite that, but still), The Sopranos (i know it's a serial) I dont remember any others right now, so, feel free to suggest
I like fantasy. yeah, i know what most ppl think about it, but still, i have a thing for dragons, wizards, and the whole medieval atmosphere, epic battles and whatnot. Ring of the Nibelungs, LotR, you know these kind of things.
I always liked history and mythology. Really, any kind of mytholgy, but it turns out that there arent many films about it. If you can recommend me any greek/roman, northic, egyptian japanese chinese or other mythology films, in which actual myths are used, gods appear etc feel free to recommend it to me. I mentioned history, not many good films regarding that topic, i absolutely hate everything connected to WW2 and holocaust, it's so overused and mythified yet wants to sound realistic and exagerations and distortions, i'm just sick of it. Going further back like medieval, antic history, that already merges with mythology and fantasy. I like epicness till it doesnt turn to ridicule.
Horror, thriller, crime, action, psychology.
I like them. However those which are well structured, well thought out, and not produced on the idea "the more blood and chicks we get in it the better it sells". Some examples, The others, Blair which project, the first second any maybe third Saw, The butterfly effect, Se7en, Face/Off, One flew over the cacoo's nest, many others which bring something original and work it out. You know films which force you to think hard while watching, films which (might) scare you without 50 liters of blood, a dozen severed limbs and young bitches screaming. For example i didnt like: Wrong Turn, hmm, this is hard i somehow forget the crappy movies, but in general, films which are filled with clishes, that bring nothing new, use lot of the existing ideas and try to sell it with more explotions, more blood, more whores, more stupid wimples etc...
Utopias and sci-fictions. My problem with them is that i usually pick on the mistakes in a film. And 99% of this kind of movies arent consistent, arent well structured, condtradict themselves, ignore rules of the nature, are not realistic. + Show Spoiler +
. Some have good ideas which could work out well, but usually those aren't finished cuz the film sells even if it's not perfectly done, because it's based on a good idea, and most ppl arent paying attention anyways.
Ok, they do not have to be, you might say. I can accept premises like there's life on Pluto let's say. But i cannot accept that the alien life form looks 99% the same as humans and can easely communicate with them. I can accept that an alien race comes to conquer the Earth, but i cannot accept that they are defeated by the Earth's atmosphere or water. (WTF, if the only thing that kills you is water, why the heck you'd want a conquer a planet which surface is mostly water)
I really like good actors.
Jack Nicholson for example, i remember watching an otherwise terrible movie, just because he played so good. (+ Show Spoiler +
on a side note, sometimes soundtrack can do the same trick too, so yeah, movies with awesome soundracks are welcome tooo
Al Pacino + Robert de Niro. Di Caprio and Brad Pitt (hey! i'm not gay, i know most ppl think of them as ladymen which they might be, but they played really really well in some of the films i saw), Edward Norton, and let's add an actress Helena Bonham Carter.
I know it's long, if you skipped to the bottom, here's the bottom line: Recommend me a good movie without clishes.
And i'm sorry for the use of various notions for prostitute, it just turned out like this, i dont really want to edit, it takes away the authenticity of my blog
EDIT: and this blog is about Hollywood movies, i watch several non-hollywood productions but it would be hard and long to discuss it here