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Old 06-13-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Help me update my netflix queue

Hey friends!

My queue is running low, and I need to update it soon but I have no idea what to add to it. I don't go to the movies regularly, nor do I watch tv regularly, so I've missed out on some stuff that you'd think everyone has seen by now. Any recommendations?

sidenote: I know this sounds weird...but at the moment I get a really bad reaction from even the sight of a gun, so I'm trying to avoid any movies that may have guns (even if they don't shoot.)

Thanks in advance!
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Pan's Labyrinth. I watched it the other night and it has become one of my all time favorites. Brilliant. It's very graphic, but if you can get past it, it's amazing. It's basically a fairy tale unfiltered; like if you actually could follow the big bad wolf and watch him do big bad things, it'd be like this movie.
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Stay far FAR away from Smoking Aces (my buddy's choice) and Catch and Release (my wife's choice).

Both are awful movies.
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Pan's Labyrinth. I watched it the other night and it has become one of my all time favorites. Brilliant. It's very graphic, but if you can get past it, it's amazing. It's basically a fairy tale unfiltered; like if you actually could follow the big bad wolf and watch him do big bad things, it'd be like this movie.
Beav, what did you think of the end?

I don't want to spoil it for someone who hasn't seen it but there were basically two possibilities for what happened at the end (which basically parallel the whole movie):

1.Happy Fairy Tale

or

2. Depressing Real Life
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Both.
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Ok here are some Recomendations.

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Deadwood Season 1,2, and now 3
The Seven Samurai
Yojimbo
Ran
The Sword of Doom
and Kagemusha
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How about some TV series you've been meaning to check out?
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Both.


I want to believe it was 1 but as an adult I lean towards 2...

It was briliant how they did that...
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i haven't seen Pan's...but the ending to me is sounding sort of like Life of Pi...where there are 2 interpretations. am i way off?

Justin - those sound interesting, are they anime?

Corianderstem - that is an interesting thought! i hear a lot about the original The Office...I wonder if netflix has that.

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I don't watch tv either so that's what I've been getting. I like being able to see entire seasons back to back.

Scrubs is always good especially if you need to laugh.
Entourage
The Office

I need to update my queue too. I think weeds is the next tv show I'll be getting.
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i haven't seen Pan's...but the ending to me is sounding sort of like Life of Pi...where there are 2 interpretations. am i way off?
It's very open to interpretation...

I should warn that there are some very brutal scenes of violence though so be prepared... I don’t want to frighten you off or anything because the movie is worth seeing in spite of this.
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I want to believe it was 1 but as an adult I lean towards 2...

It was briliant how they did that...
Yeah, the whole thing was brilliant. I'm gonna make a thread so we can discuss further. I don't want to ruin this thread. My favorite part was when she shows the flying thing the picture of the fairy. That's when I was like, "Oh, this is sweet."


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i haven't seen Pan's...but the ending to me is sounding sort of like Life of Pi...where there are 2 interpretations. am i way off?
Never saw it, but Pan's is awesome throughout, so it really doesn't matter. I didn't want it to end.
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I'm gonna make a thread so we can discuss further. I don't want to ruin this thread.
no keep posting. it makes me feel special everytime the little envelope changes.
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Corianderstem - that is an interesting thought! i hear a lot about the original The Office...I wonder if netflix has that.
Oh, of course they do! If it's on DVD, they have it.
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Justin - those sound interesting, are they anime?

Nope but some of the greatest films ever made by Akir Kurosawa ever made.

Here is Kagemusha
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In his late, color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returned to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career—the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Kagemusha for the first time in its full-length version in the United States.
Ran (A Japanese version of King Lear.)

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With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
The Sword of Doom
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Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman—plying his trade during the turbulent final days of Shogunate rule—Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse, without mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. The Criterion Collection is proud to present director Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic The Sword of Doom, the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil.
Yojimbo
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The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars) and Walter Hill (Last Man Standing), this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films ever produced. Criterion is proud to present this Kurosawa favorite in a new, high-definition digital transfer.
Seven Samurai
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One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.
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