Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Suburban_punk, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Suburban_punk


    May 13, 2003
    So I watched "ALiens" (sequal) the other night. I had forgotton how GREAT that movie was. The effects still hold up today. The story is incredible...

    What are some of your favs?
    B movies count. :)

    The 80's version of Flash Gordon was good!
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Movies? Shoot, I'm all about the books. But movies?

    Forbidden Planet
    Trasformers: The movie (I'm dead serious)
    Terminator (and T2)
    Predator (and P:2)
    Minority Report
    Dark City
    Ghost in the Shell
    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
    Disney's recent Treasure Planet (don't laugh, hella good art direction)
    Matrix (that's a gimme)
    Split Second
    Robocop (and R:2)
    Event Horizon
    Total Recall
    Star Wars (gimme, and this is all 3 original ones)
    All the Godzilla flicks (stompamation yo)

    Uh... did I mention that I really, really like movies? Enough so that I'm probably gonna minor in film in college? Yeah...

    IMHO, Sci-Fi lives and breaths best in two places: webcomics, and anime. The japanese just have a knack for futuristic settings and machines that I don't think a lot of Americans have, though there have been some quality cartoons.

    Now, those ae just off the top of my head, I'm SURE other people will mention some real favorites I've somehow forgotten.
  3. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    The original 'Alien' movie is an underground classic, and not necessarily because of special effects. The scene where Ripley connects up the head of the 'cyborg' (Ian Holm) and he gives his reasons for trying to preserve the alien lifeform is just classic, some great dialog.

    The original 'Dune' is good, hard to boil the book down into just a few hours of film, but they did a pretty good job.

    Blade Runner
    Buckaroo Banzai is a bizarre movie.

    'Them', a movie made in the 50's about giant ants created from the detonation of the atomic bomb in New Mexico. Campy, but good 1950's scifi/monster movie making.
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I like mystery science theatre 3000... does that count?
  5. Suburban_punk


    May 13, 2003
    It takes a certain animal to watch that show. ;)

    I tried and I just don't get it. Guess I'm just a simpleton...
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    mst3k rules. tom servo 0wnz U
  7. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Does 'City of Lost Children' count? That's an interesting flick.

    'Fantastic Planet' is a pretty trippy animated French film. I also like "Dark Star," made by the original Alien screenwriter, Dan O'bannon.

    Otherwise, I pretty much like any sci-fi. Got a wifey who likes it too, apparently that's kinda rare... I'm glad she accepts my nerdiosity.
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    City of Lost Children was pretty interesting. Very cool on a visual level (same people that did Dark City, I believe). Warped, but very interesting.
  9. I have to agree with Brendan and put Forbidden Planet on the top of my list.

    I'd also add:

    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Dr Strangelove
    The Planet of the Apes - original
    Fail Safe
    Blade Runner
    Back to the Future
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    The Thing
    A Clockwork Orange Fahrenheit 451
    The War of the Worlds
    The Time Machine -original not the remake.
  10. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    huh, hadn't heard of that. I know they did Amelie, Delicatessen, and Alien Resurrection (oops)
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, it was good. I dunno about top of my list, though. That was just a random order list. :)
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    The Thing with Kurt Russell was great; the effects are better than a lot of the ones in movies today. C.H.U.D. is a pretty fun one too-especially with the cast commentary on.

  13. yeah... Tom Servo RULES! too bad I got his head... :D!

  14. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I remember Forbidden Planet being the first real sci-fi flick I can remember watching. Excellent movie, especially considering when it was made!
    And second the Event Horizon.. cool horror-twist in the theme.

    I think I still have somewhere couple of these british 60's "Quartermass"(after the main character) films, not that good but pretty funky to watch :D
  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "Alien" is one of my favorites. "Aliens" is pretty good too.

    Some of my favorite A & B Sci-Fi movies

    Forbidden Planet
    Silent Running
    THX 1138 (A George Lucas classic)
    The Hidden (Shmaltzy ending, but entertaining)
    Slaughter House 5
    The Thing
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    The "Terminator" flicks
    Soylent Green
    Attack of the Crab Monsters

    You did say Sci-Fi. So Roger Corman flicks don't count right?

    Just wait 10 more years until youngsters start saying how cheezy "Alien" or the "Terminator" is!