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Postby ganandorf » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:48 pm

Movies: Kill Bill Vol 1. 2.
Sin City
War of the worlds
THREE HUNDRED 300 300 300!!!!
Harold and Kumar
Eurotrip

Books: eragon, eldest
R.A. Salvatore.
Clive Cussler
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Postby Delmon » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:18 pm

Ganon, we have to talk about taste here... 8)

300 =good movie, war of the worlds= bad movie

eragon, eldest


:!: Those are terrible books.... Copies of lotr(or whatever fantasy books you like) pure wannabees. I could go of for many hours. Don't get me started on Eragon the movie...

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Postby ganandorf » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:09 am

delmon its my tastes

whaddyagonnadoaboudit

and your right the movies for eragon blew hard, try the books why dont you i liked em, then again they are the only books i actually paid for.

and war of the worlds was pretty good. its my tastes gimme a break
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Postby Andreati » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:31 am

Eragon the movie was worse than the Narnia movie was...but both book series are quite good.

Now that I have my good bookshelf in front of me:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
H. Rider Haggard (Allan Quartermain)
Random author Wilbur Smith wrote 2 really good books, The River God and The Seventh Scroll -- they take place in ancient Egypt from the point of view of Taita the eunuch slave
And...dare I say it...Herge's Tintin :D

On the subject of movies again:
Anything with Tom Cruise in it has lack of a certain...je ne sais quoi, but War of the Worlds seemed alright to me--Not much like Orwell's original though

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Postby chara » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:20 am

I really enjoyed War of the Worlds in the theater. It definitely had a lot of WOW! effect. I found myself dodging and ducking in my seat, and not a lot of movies can do that.

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente is one of the best fantasy books I've read this year. It's really intricate and really engrossing. I've also enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife (which made me cry and cry) and Tad Williams' Shadowmarch and Shadowplay.

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Postby nanaki » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:08 am

I agree that the "Song of Ice and Fire" by Martin is the best fantasy series. But perhaps of the same quality is "The prince of nothing" trilogy by Bakker.

As in science fiction, I was really impressed by the first "Hyperion" by Simmons.

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Postby Abharsair » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:05 pm

nanaki wrote:As in science fiction, I was really impressed by the first "Hyperion" by Simmons.

I actually bought that book about a year ago and I concur with your assessment.

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Postby Delia » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:47 am

Hmm...A lot to get familiar with here now...too many books in the world.*sighes* I've been meaning to read John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick', hopefully I can find the time soon enough.

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Postby Delmon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:55 pm

After doing a lot of research which entailed getting my hands on a copy of almost every Monster Manual that's been printed over the past 30 years,


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Postby delem » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:24 pm

Movies this year that I liked...

Superbad (quite funny in my opinion, hee hee)
Resident Evil Extinction (pretty good for a game based movie!)

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Postby ganandorf » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:06 am

pfft i hope you didnt pay to go see resident evil extinction poDelem, that was a terrible movie and anyone who paid to go see that piece of utter vile disgusting trash deserves to rot like a zombie.

but on another note: resident evil: extinction, most of it actually was pretty good, some parts were overkill
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Postby Delia » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:47 am

Studio Ghibli + Ursula LeGuin = Tales From Earthsea anime!!!
I've loved Earthsea books and the anime did a passable job, some things at the end were a bit too "japanese" though.
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Postby Andreati » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:32 pm

I heard about that one! I actually did a project on one of the books when I was 12 or 13. I loved it so much I read the rest of the books. Unfortunately, the anime doesn't come out until middle of '08 or '09 in the US :(

On top my list of recently seen anime: Paprika
There is absolutely no way to explain or even begin to describe this movie past saying 'whoever directed this and/or thought this up was SERIOUSLY high on something.' None the less, it was AMAZINGly well done. Incredibly odd, but if you like seeing personified kitchen appliances marching down a highway...well, this one's got it.
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Postby Andreati » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:43 am

Forgive me for double posting, I repent.

Recently on my list of good books is a book called Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh. Once again, the plot is hard to describe, but it's more or less about a drug addict in Edinburgh and all the sick stuff he gets himself into. Be careful though, it's written in a Scottish accent, which is a -pain in the ass- to try to understand. All the same, it's a good book.
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Postby aase » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:05 am

A thought about Trainspotting. I have often thought that the whole world described is about addiction to those things that numb us and that the "non-addicts" were the most addicted of the whole lot.

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Re: Books and Movies

Postby Abharsair » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:29 am

Just read a good book and figured I might as well recommend it here.

The name is "World War Z" (by Max Brooks), and while it seems to be an odd mix of genres, it is well-written, highly entertaining, and also a bit disturbing. Or in other words, it's perfect for the average computer gamer.

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Postby luminier » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:01 pm

oh i've also read that. i can attest to it's awesome.

the author also wrote "The Zombie Survival Guide" i believe. thats a funny/good read.
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Re: Books and Movies

Postby Staltos » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:57 pm

Abharsair wrote:Just read a good book and figured I might as well recommend it here.

The name is "World War Z" (by Max Brooks), and while it seems to be an odd mix of genres, it is well-written, highly entertaining, and also a bit disturbing. Or in other words, it's perfect for the average computer gamer.


I am in love with that book. I picked it up after reading his survival guide. I probably read the book in one sitting.
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Re: Books and Movies

Postby Andreati » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:04 am

Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

Amazingly hilarious.
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