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post #31 of 46 Old 03-06-2011, 02:27 AM
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I'd say 9 movies you really love and 1 must-see-for-its-picture movie.

Just watched Resident Evil: Afterlife in 3D on my new Acer projector and WOW!
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My 2D and 3D lists:

2D:
Lord of the Rings - any or all of the three
Inception
Batman Returns/Dark Knight
U-571
The Matrix
Serenity (I'm a big firefly fan)
Underworld
Red Cliff or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for visuals/kung fu
Gladiator
Planet Earth

3D:
Avatar
Despicable Me
How to train your dragon
Resident Evil Afterlife
Step up 3d (amazing 3d dance scenes. Skip the rest)
Monsters vs Aliens
Polar Express
Coraline
Legends of the Guardians
Space Station 3d/Grand Canyon Adventure
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Step up 3d (amazing 3d dance scenes. Skip the rest)

I watched this yesterday and the 3D was great. It's a movie aimed at kids (I guess). Really terrible, but the 3D made it worth it.
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I watched this yesterday and the 3D was great. It's a movie aimed at kids (I guess). Really terrible, but the 3D made it worth it.

That dance guy that only did the robot for everything had by far the best robot I've ever seen. It was pretty impressive
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That dance guy that only did the robot for everything had by far the best robot I've ever seen. It was pretty impressive

LOL. I saw that and was like "so that's what I was doing wrong." Not going to lie, I was tempted to try it out.

Kind of funny watching people breakdance. Thought that ended in the 80s.
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Here is a list that focuses more on cinematography and special effects:

Lovely Bones (a few bouts of some amazing CG in here, good camera work, somewhat original)
The Last Samurai (cool costumes, good camera work, kind of ridiculous but fun)
The Rock (good cinematography, kind of goofy / funny, but still a good action movie)
Apollo 13 (good movie even if dull at times)
2012 (very bad movie, good special effects though)

War Related:
The Thin Red Line (never seen it, heard it was good)
U-571 (good movie overall, but not the best for visuals)
Band of Brothers (everyone should see this mini-series, regardless)

Others / Documentaries:

Hawaii: An Island Symphony (incredible lava shots, greenery, and general scenery, uplifting)

The Universe Series on Bluray from History Channel (amazing HIGH contrast shots because of rendering effects using absolute black space with contrasty bright planets, incredible planetary special effects at times that are absolutely mind blowing, can get VERY repetetive though, hard to sit through entire thing, can get boring and visually tiresome, a few of the episodes that take you to the SUN - afterwards you'll literally feel like you were standing on the SUN)

TV Series:
If you like Sci Fi, Stargate Atlantis at times has some good ones, but has to be one of the best TV series for overall CINEMATOGRAPHY ever created (especially in the latter seasons)
Legend of the Seeker (feels like a teenage LOTR wanna-be, but definitely has its CINEMATOGRAPHY moments and really good Special Effects most of the time)
BSG I suppose at times anyhow, but the series kind of drags on at times


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I just got my projector a couple weeks ago and have only had the opportunity to watch a handful of movies, but am I alone when I say I liked G.I. JOE? I was totally sucked in. I'd also like to add if you are looking for WAF movies try Burlesque (great sound and image).
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"Dances with Wolves" bluRay at 240:1 (or thereabouts.
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Just bought an Epson 8350 with a 106" screen. So i'm trying to figure out my top 10 movie list myself. I think i have a good idea on what i want to see first but a few weeks away from doing so

Avatar (still haven't seen it and more reason to hold off seeing it)
Toy Story 3
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
How to Train Your Dragon
District 9
The Dark Knight
Kung Fu Panda
Nightmare Before Christmas
Band of Brothers
Futurama Vol. 5

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Futurama Vol. 5

Really? Haha, isn't it the same?

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These would be my Blu-Ray picks for projector viewing:

"Live Action/CG"
Avatar - Excellent visuals, excellent sound, good story.
I Robot - Very good visuals, Excellent sound, and a very good story
Star Trek - Excellent visuals, Excellent sound, and a very good story.
The Dark Knight - Excellent visuals, Excellent sound, Excellent story.

"Animation"
9 - Excellent visuals, Excellent sound, good story.
Kung Fu Panda - Excellent Visuals, Excellent sound, very good story.
Summer Wars - Very good Visuals, Excellent sound, Excellent story.
The Sky Crawlers - Excellent Visuals, Excellent sound, and a very good story.

"Documentary/Series"
Band of Brothers - Excellent visuals, Excellent sound, Excellent story.
Super Speedway (IMAX film) - Very good visuals, Excellent sound, about the Andretti's...
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Good Question? I am a movie geek and like to entertain myself with watching movies online. It's a great way for entertainment without going anywhere. I have seen lot of movies over the internet. Like romantic, horror and action movies so i can give you some best collection which i have seen and found better but i like mostly action movies. Recently i have seen fast five and it was fantastic action movie ever the time. below is list............hope you will entertain

1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Pulp Fiction
3. 12 Angry Men
4. Schindler's List
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. The Dark Knight
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
9. Inception
10. Fight Club
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The first come into my mind is the Avatar, then the latest "The Avengers"
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Hmm, nobody rates Tron Legacy? I thought Tron Legacy and Avatar looks amazing in a pj setup. Hell they even make lesser pjs look better than what they are!
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18 month necro eh? oh well.

nice to see district 9 mentioned here a few times. it is one of the best looking movies i've seen. pause on the prawn closeups...looks absolutely real..

grainy, dark scenes/ no shadow detail look worse on a larger screen. pitch black is a good movie, but chronicles of riddick (worse movie) *looks better*
citizen kane might be a great movie.. but grainy B&W 4:3 looks worse on a bigger screen. likewise for muted palletes, or anything with that michael bay/tony scott hyper contrast/black crush style. film grain, lens flare add nothign to the art. they are artifacts from primitive equipment, and defects in the image IMO

i prefer panoramic, outdoor/brightly lit, razor sharp detail movies on projector. battle scenes like hero or lotr appear more epic 8' wide. Deep greens etc just look *good* on LCD. Planet Earth 8 about 6:30 in (time lapse plants) has some of the best looking video i've ever seen. boring, but it looks so real i always use it as a demo on new projectors

These recommendations are on image clarity, color and detail.
district 9 - amazing detail
King Kong - lighting.. the scene where they enter the island village is super sharp
Happy Gilmore - very nice color
LOTR
hero
national treasure
spiderwick chronicles
dragon hunter
rango
drumline
the descendants
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I watched Rango as well the other day because my niece was over. At first I was "blah, it's kinda corny", but then the visuals really took me by surprise. There were times that I actually thought I was watching a regular movie and not an animated one (the scenery and animation is really good). Check it out.

As for what I like to show/demo to the guests when they visit (in no particular order)...

Avatar
Cars
Toy Story 3
Star Trek (new)
The Dark Knight
I Am Legend
How to Train Your Dragon
King Kong (2005)
Adventures of Tintin
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