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Oct. 12th, 2005

10:09 pm - celebratory

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As a present to myself for getting a job, i've joined Netflix (yes zevhonith, i'll join your lj community soon enough). However, it occurs to me that i can *never* think of films i might want to see or see again when i can't look at/read the backs of the DVD boxes. So, knowing that most of you have no clue what i've seen or haven't, below is my current Netflix queue, and i'm asking for recommendations for what to add. The films recommeded should be, in theory, "must sees" or films that are incredibly dear to your heart and not just things you kind of like. Don't feel bad if i comment saying i've seen and hated whatever your pick is; i promise i'll give a decent reason.

-Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (seeing again, not out till 25 Oct)
-Peep Show: Series 1
-Layer Cake
-Welcome to the Dollhouse (seeing again)
-Vera Drake
-The Wire: Season 1
-The House of Yes (seeing again)
-The Experiment
-Jeeves and Wooster: Season 1
-Texhnolyze

On hold, but not on NetFlix yet:

-Howl's Moving Castle
-Thumbsucker (emo movie)
-Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (with Dylan Moran!)

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From:gothicfurby
Date:October 12th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
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I can send Jeeves and Wooster season 1, 2 and 3 your way I'm still working on season 4
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 12th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Well, of course, if you wanted to *send* me DVDs, i wouldn't complain ;P
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From:gothicfurby
Date:October 12th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I'll have a word with the DVD fairy and see what can be done ;)
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From:killbox
Date:October 12th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
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netflix also has a "friends" network, where you can see what others you know liked.. id invite you to join my group, but id need to make a locked post or Aim you the address.. let me know if you are interested..

and if you dont already have a discount for the first month, subscribe with "Friend63"
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 13th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
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I'm still on the 2 week trial at the moment, but maybe i can do the discount thing too, thanks for the tip.

Do you not have my email address? Wait, you have my phone number {giggle}, so yes, you have myriad ways to contact me with the friends network info. ;)
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 13th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
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It lets me put in special offer codes, but claims that one's not valid. Ah well, it was worth a try.
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From:gothaminserenia
Date:October 12th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on your new job!

Well, I really have no idea what your tastes in movies are, since I don't remember you ever discussing this ... and because I haven't seen a single movie that you've listed here.

I do, however, strongly suspect you'd enjoy the 1990 flick Pump Up The Volume, one of my all-time favorites. (Very difficult to find at rental stores though.) Another fave is Dead Poets Society, which I'm actually a bit surprised not to see listed here.

Runners-up might include Contact and Chocolat, due to their slant on religion that I think you'd find likeable.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 13th, 2005 07:20 am (UTC)
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I saw Pump Up the Volume and Dead Poets' Society when they came out and loved them both, but it's been ages. I'll have to see if my significantly older self still enjoys them (i still love Molly Ringwald films, so it's pretty likely).

I did like Contact, though the end was a bit blah, and i've actually *done* that "faith in science" thing (though with a much smaller pendulum, but it was still a 5lb or so lead weight).

Chocolat i haven't seen. That's the one with Johnny Depp? Or am i thinking of some other chocolate inspired film title?

Despite the 2 on the queue that are re-viewings, i'm mostly not rewatching things quite yet, since there are so many holes in my film-watching repetoire. House of Yes is on there because i'm hoping to drag other people over to watch it, and i just saw Todd Solonz' newest film, so i feel like revisiting my favourite one ;)
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From:gothaminserenia
Date:October 13th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
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I had to check ... yes, Depp is indeed in it.

http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=2524489
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From:silverharloe
Date:October 12th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
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everyone forced to live in America must watch "The Corporation," (it's a couple years old now), a great documentary about corporate America.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 13th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
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I downloaded that right before i left and watched it a lot when i first moved to Ireland (it was one of the few things i had on my computer before i had net access there). It's brilliant.
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From:endon_neu
Date:October 13th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
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Heh, about time you got around to Tristram Shandy ;p - hope it inspires you to actually read the novel too...I was only vaguely aware of the film, but now I really want to see it, after finding out that not only is Dylan Moran playing Dr Slop (inspired casting), but it also features Stephen Fry, and David Walliams (of Little Britain fame).

I'm sure I'll come up with plenty more suggestions once I've woken up properly, though I would say that from what I've heard Layer Cake isn't worth anybody's time or money...replace that one with more Peep Show or Jeeves & Wooster, says me! ;)

Oooh, now that I think of it, one Anglo comedy series I never got around to showing you was "Bruiser", which featured the 2 guys from Peep Show among others - it only had a very short run and seemed to slip below most people's radar, so I'm not sure if you'll be able to find it or even if it made it to DVD, but it's worth it alone for the sketch of 2 goths on a beach...trust me on this one. ;p
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 13th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
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They don't actually have the Tristram Shandy film yet, but they're getting it soon, evidently. Mostly put it on there for the Dylan Moran factor ;)

Saw a preview of Layer Cake and realised that i still want to see it. So ;P

I will get around to more Jeeves and Wooster though it does seem like they all have the same plot. ;) And currently, they only have the one series of Peep Show, but i'll check on Bruiser.
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From:theravada
Date:October 13th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
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Here are some that I highly, highly recommend. I actually own several of these too so let me know if you'd like to borrow anything. You should check out some reviews of them online or whatnot. You've probably seen several of them.

Ash Wednesday
Secretary
SLC Punk
Party Monster
Quills
Donnie Darko
City of Lost Children
The Motorcycle Diaries
Y Tu Mama Tambien


That's just a small list of the weird movies I like. I've been told I have strange taste in movies so I won't be offended if you don't choose to watch any of them :)
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:October 13th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
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Oooh. Well of the stuff that you like that i have seen (Secretary, SLC Punk, Donnie Darko, and City of Lost Chidren), i like them all quite a lot, so i'll definitely be looking the rest up, since it seems our tastes collide in more than a few ways.
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