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Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-09-08
Replies: 104
The best movies of 2008 so far
Posted By stellacadente
Re: The best movies of 2008 so far

Dark Knight and Iron Man.

I have not seen In Bruges, but I wanted to so I guess I'll track it down on DVD.

Oh crap, I forgot Hancock! I just watched it again on Thanksgiving (the extended...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-09-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

LOL, too true. I think that mistaken belief comes from a time in the past in America when Caucasians first encountered food that actually featured vegetables. Gradually, the dishes that are the most...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-09-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

Same here, but sometimes I active go seeking something different.

Pan's Labyrinth, to me, transcends pretty much any label you could slap on it except Bloody Brilliant.

I've not seen 13...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-09-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

That's a really interesting point about the country of origin. Normally, I'm the complete opposite, but I have to confess, I only recently started to really think about the nation of origin for...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-09-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

Edward Yang and Tsai Ming-Liang are both on my list of directors I need to see. I also need to see In the Mood for Love and Ashes of Time and Ashes of Time Redux from Wong Kar-wai. I did see 2046 and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-06-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

So just wondering if anyone has seen any of these films? What did you think of them?

Tuya's Wedding
Crazy Stone
Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan)
Mongolian Ping Pong
Beijing Bicycle
The World...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-06-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

You raise all the same questions that film historians/critics/etc raise, and that is the point I am going to make. Because of all the restrictions, well, not to mention the Cultural Revolution...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-06-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
Re: What do you know about Chinese films?

Thank you, that was a wonderful reply! Croatia is another of my intellectual fetishes, lol. I would love to go there some day!
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-03-08
Replies: 24
What do you know about Chinese films?
Posted By stellacadente
What do you know about Chinese films?

I'm working on a project about Chinese cinema, and I need to interview some movie fans who are not of Chinese ancestry about what they know/think about Chinese movies.

First of all, how do you...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-03-08
Replies: 1,678
Most Overrated Movies
Posted By stellacadente
Re: Most Overrated Movie of all time.

I don't have an official list, but I would have to say the top contenders are Forrest Gump, almost everything by Stanley Kubrick and Shakespeare in Love for me.

Forrest Gump was just Baby Boomer...