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Please visit my polls (arranged from new to old):
Poll: Bizarre Song & Scene Combinations
Poll: Face-Off: Four Kinds of Beaming
Poll: Most Intense Trial Movie Scenes
Poll: Most Intense Scenes in Comedies
Poll: Biggest Movie Losers
Poll: Most Intense War Related Movie Scenes
Poll: The Most Exciting Real Live Sport Stories
Poll: Big Directors Who Directed Disturbing Movies
Poll: Meg - Buster
Poll: Most Intense Sci-Fi Movie Scenes
Poll: Robin Williams' Legacy of Cinematic Jewels
Poll: Which Locations of Horror Do You Prefer?
Poll: Back to the Ancestors
Poll: Most Intense Movie Scenes - Part III
Poll: Sean Connery - the Man
Poll: Things You Would Never Say to a Horror Movie Character
Poll: A Look at Satchmo - Part II
Poll: A Look at Satchmo - Part I
Poll: Franchises That Lasted for Generations
Poll: The Most Bizarre Mother-Character in a Movie
Poll: The 'It' Face-Off: Bryce Dallas Howard vs. Jessica Chastain
Poll: Forgotten 80's Science Fiction Movies Many People Won't Admit to Loving
Poll: What Kind of Fear Is Your Favorite Horror?
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To suggest your own ultimate scene, you'll find the rules here.
Rules for suggestions: 1. The intense scene doesn't need to happen in the courtroom itself, but the intense scene has to be in a trial/courtroom movie. 2. It can also be an intense trial or courtroom scene, urgent for storytelling in a drama, or comedy, etc. But then it has to be a trial or courtroom scene for sure.
Remember the rule: No movie picked twice in this special poll series. To be sure avoiding to pick a scene of a movie that already had a scene used in this series, there is a list of already used titles to compare. Search for the original title of your suggestion in the comparing list. Use the original title for comparing. No movies rated below 6/10.
You can give your statement here. ____________________________
Live-poll part VI Live-poll part VIII
Some movies are about a situation, when people are dragged into a room for different reasons. They may dragged themselves into the room by accident, some got willfully in such a situation and some even have been forced into the room. I exclude such classics from 1970 and earlier, rated by 15.000 or more users from the list, because the other movies would instantly have no chance. ;)
Lock in here.
(Felt ~80% of playtime, better more should take place in that one room. It can be down to ~70% of playtime when the room is an eminent stylistic part of the story. No movie rated below 5/10.)
Only movies of the 70's and later, rated 4/10 or higher.
When you look at these outstanding stories - showing differently important sides of humanity - what would be your favorite pick? (If you have't seen any of them, please vote for the one you're most interested in. There maybe spoilers in the micro-synopsis.)
(Just non-mainstream-movies with a rating of 7/10 or higher with a story based on real events. Budget $20 Millions and lower)
What of these scenes below do you think is the most intense funny or dramatic scene in a comedy? If you haven't seen any of these, vote for the comedy you would most likely watch.
This is the sixth part of the series.
Live-poll part I, Live-poll part II, Live-poll part III, Live-poll part IV, Live-poll part V
To read about the rules for suggestions click here.
Live Poll: Part VIII Live Poll: Part X
Beam to the discussion for your questions!
(The loser has to be from movies rated minimum 6.5/10 stars on IMDb. No animation allowed but characters can be either from real life or fictional. One exception: When the loser is so significant that he's worth standing next to the other losers below, the movie can be rated down to 5.5/10.)
A special thank you to Dan Dassow, Jen & Djesika, who helped me so much correcting my typos.
Ready Player One (2018)
Get ready for some action! ;)
When I saw the trailers, I completely underestimated the movie's relevance. This film leads you into a mix of virtual reality and reality. First I thought, this is maybe the first time I will be disappointed by a Steven Spielberg movie. But I had a feeling, that I should give it a try ... and I did. That was a very good decision. It's definitly a movie for the big screen because of many opulent pictures - there is much to see and admire. :)
It's the story of a VR-Mogul, who invented the "OASIS", a VR-world, where everything can happen. All the world joins the Oasis for mostly the whole day. But the maker is gone and want's to pass the Oasis posthume to somebody who is worthy, someone who is responsible. So the whole world starts to hunt three special easter-eggs from the owner, and solve riddles to become the new owner of the Oasis, as the main character does. There are also a few sidekicks that make the story very interesting.
"Ready Player One" is a very fluent told story about the dangers of being online all the time without a raised indexfinger. This movie is all about the chances one can take and friendship, to team up with friends and covering friends. With it's 2 hours and 20 Minutes, the movie was so stuffed with action sequeces that make sense, but not only that. Over the whole movie there are hidden hints from the 70's till today, many strong pop & rock-songs from the 80's, and many allusions to earlier games and Anime-Characters. The audience is bombed by hints and things, that let us remember earlier times, when we were young. And now our kids do the same. So it's a perfect movie for modern families. :D
It's for fathers and mothers, who played with game-consoles when they were kids. It's for kids, who will love this version of online-world and friendship-story. So the whole family can discuss the dangers of being always online without demonizing the online world we have today. And I can say that I was perfect entertained over nearly the whole movie. So why giving it only 9/10 Stars? It has one mediocre logical error in a key-scene that catches the eye. I can't tell what it is without spoiling. If that wouldn't have happened, i would have given it the full 10 Stars. I like the message of the movie. :D
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
One of the most boring SciFi-Movies.
I like good and bonding SciFi-stories, but as the first "Blade Runner" this movie is similiar. It has it's moments, but on the long way to the end it's to long-winded. It sure is a good movie for having a nap with special sounds in background. But i feel, the whole storie is dull. I thought that when the first came out and it's like a dejavu, feeling the same by looking the following part. Beside the dull story, there are logical errors, one can't fail to see. I'm glad to not have spent time in cinema. I just rented it from Amazon and that's enough for me. If there was an urgent flow in the plot, i could turn a blind eye. But so I hold the opinion, that "Blade Runner 2049" is just over-rated. This should be nearly as good as "Alien", "Interstellar", "2001"? No, sure not! :(
Daft Punk Unchained (2015)
For all of them, who like to get some insight of these Roboheads. I did like it.
Ok, before you read - i'm a fan of Daft Punk. I first heard "Around the world" in the 90's, when technomusic ruled. I liked it, but i didn't realize what impact this music would be like. I'm ok with many music-styles like some kind of pop, rock, Jazz, dixie-jazz, native folkmusic, hardrock, metal, hiphop, electrofunk, funk. I specially love classical music from different composers. Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Resphigi, Neidhart von Reuenthal, Mahler, Vivaldi. To cut it short - i love music !
There are some special artist in each genre, which changed the game in a mainstream way. Beethoven, ACDC, NWA, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson - i guess these artists are so different, none of them would like to be named with one of the other in one sentence, but they all have one thing in common - they invented new styles, no one did before. And so ist Daft Punk.
Daft Punk doesn't bring up a new album each two years. They give it some more time and when they release a new album, it's always more and more they give in their special style. Daft Punk reinforces their very special style, with each new album. In this documentation you can see, how this two guys invented themselfs and how they went throug the grow-up-process of their style.
To remeber - these two guys did the famous "Tron legacy"-Score in cooperation with the london Symphony orchestra, then did the album "Ramdom access memories". They always did it in a shy way, never in a stuck-up way. Normal guys as anybody on the street, without affectations, just two helmets. Learn something about Daft Punk, learn somethin about the future of synthesizer music.
I as a fan, really found it informative.
Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
A lesson in how to not make a movie.
This is one of the worst scifi"-movies i've ever seen. Some hippies crash-land on a distant planet, trying to overcome their own stupidity with dumb actions. While this happens, the score is old synthesizer sound, which miserably fails to create a better atmosphere. The story is dumb as hell, most time it's stuffed with boring and dull dialogues. If the movie" would have taken itself not so serious, it would be better. They could have done a nice comedy of this movie, if they had used better actors and dialogues. But this way it's even not inadvertently funny. When the movie tries to be funny, it's not funny at all. If you see an animal, it mostly looks fake at the first sight. The only nice animal was a spider at the size of a human head. That was the best animal animation in the whole movie. It lasts about half a minute. But over the whole time of the movie, there are conversations, that mostly make no sense. I hate that! The actors can't act. And the director? I wonder, if he was on weed. Sorry, but this movie is to worse to hate, so i just remember the spider scene to not hate it.
A new era of horror. Pennywise goes CGI.
Skarsgard is a mind-blowing new Pennywise. In Comparison with Tim Curry, he is much more subliminal. The old "It" sure is cult and has it's own charm, but the new one, which is made exactly 27 Years (hint!) after the TV-Movie, is well done about the parts the old movie-production could not portray/depict. But the new Pennywise Shows a freaking grimace, with blood-freezing effects. Creepy feelings predetermined by watching this clowny freak and his cabinet of freaky phenomens the Kids are facing in the movie.
I like the thing, that the movie concentrates on the kids and does not such time-jumps like the TV-movie. So this is only the first part. an second part will follow, the producers announced. But we have to wait. They want to do this before the kids are to old, because the sequel allegedly will tell the story from grown-up point of few from the former kids and obviously tell the rest of the story in flashbacks.
In the new "It", there are many things told better and more clear to view, but one thing is worse than in the old movie. ... I would rather have seen more quality in figurative characterization of the kids, like in the old movie. But that's the only point of critic for me. The new "It" starts a new era of horror-movies - it makes them socially acceptable. Greeting.
A Bronx Tale (1993)
One very clear 10 of ten !
I don't know the Bronx. I only know it from tales and movies. But there was not any movie like this about the Bronx, i saw before. In this movie, there is no single boring Minute. From beginning to the end, it's a interesting Story about the troubles from coming of Age in a Mafia ruled district. The effort of a father to Keep his beloved son away from sliding into a Company of the Mafioso, the effort of the son to do the best and cope with the circumstances and the Mafioso who lives to keep the scales in Balance for not diyng to early. :) There are a few aspects, that make this movie unique. It's the Story with the exact amount of Tension that makes you want you watch continuously. The movie is perfectly edited for flowing from Scene to Scene. The Story is told in a flawless flow. The camera-work is on a high Level and the casting is dreamlike! The actors are all perfectly casted and do a real good work. One of the best of deNiro and i do not now one other movie, in which Chazz Palminteri is more sympathetic than in this one. I will surely watch this again. :)
Pseudo-Intellectual Movie, booooring ... :(
OK, the makers tried to make some intellectual movie, i guess. But it's only boring watching this. It's too confused and easy to loose the line. I've seen a few intellectual movies, some good, some pretty good, some pseudo, some boring and this is pseudo intellectual plus boring. No, i never watch this again. Some aspects are interesting, but the whole movie is not! I saw that Anthony Hopkins, an actor of some really valuable reputation acted in this movie, so i bought it. But his Talent is wasted in this movie. I wish he would have made any other movie instead of this. But OK, everybody Needs some vacation sometimes. ;) They tried so hard to make something special, so the sense got lost in extreme otherness - for what? They could call it "Wasted Talents" too, the title would fit. :(
"Interstellar" is in my personal Top-Ten-List!
Not just an space-adventure. Insterstellar is so much more about human beings and taking chances, and good decisions under bad conditions. It's about love and despair. I can not tell anymore without spoiling, so the rest of my review is about things like cut, cinematography and so on. And the cut is perfect! Switching between earth and space-scenes would destroy nearly any movie in it's flow, but with the continuity of the perfect score through this scenes, it doesn't break the storyline. It goes hand in hand showing what happens simultaniously. And that shows great dramatics. Great done! The story is one of the best i've seen so far. The cinematographer did very good shots through the entire movie. The actors did great work! Looks like another Oscar for McConaughey. The score is perfectly supporting the atmosphere. There is no reason for me to give less than 10/10. And that's nearly an insult! OK, here is one point in which the movie could be better ... it should be 240 minutes long, not only 169 minutes. ;))) Greetings. :)
Well done, but only well done. :)
I did like "Godzilla", whenever i saw it, after i saw the first movie as a kid. Then came Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla" and i found it only "good". This new one (2014) is well done, but not more. I write plus and minus of this movie:
Good, epic Monsters, monster-fights and Action. Ken Watanabe Epic Optic Nice effects The Pictures of destruction are epic!
The wife of the hero is a Nurse (that sucks since "The sum of all fears") There seem to be not many Japanese People in Japan. All the important signs for finding People in Japan are written in English Even the Jet-Pilots in the Japan-section of the movie were no Japanese People. They seem to have no army themselves. There is only a slight difference of Japan and America, because the People everywhere look American. The American soldiers use laughable guns against Godzilla, thats poor! :) In Germany, Brian Cranston sounds the same as Walter White in Breaking Bad. There is no Special Change in the voice, he always Sounds stressed. ;) No good Synchronisation. Cranston has to less screen time. But on the other Hand, when i hear the German Synchronisation, it's better he had not to much screen time. The editing of the movie is awful!
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
New Techniques are not always all of it!
When i first saw "A scanner darkly" i was hypnotized ... for the first 15 minutes! Then, whenever i saw the changing face i could Smash my TV! The optic drives me crazy and i don't like that changing. That's awfully and no special enjoyment to me. I hope, that i never have to watch this movie again. I surely can't understand, how someone could give this movie more than 5/10 but there's a few People with better nerves out there for sure. I've seen Posters from "Waltz with Bashir", which is the same photoshoped animation look. First i wanted to see it, but now i avoid watching it, cause i fear, the makers could have made something similar to this movie. That maybe unfair, but i don't want to waste time and Money. Not a good movie for advertising this Animation-style!
A chance for a good SciFi-Movie missed for creating a drama.
I thought, it could be interesting to see Johnny Depp in a movie which is'nt boring dumb as he did the last years. And yes, it is more interesting than the movies he did the last years. I would like to see him again in one of such roles like "Edward Sissorhand" or the mad hatter in "Alice in wonderland", "Cry Baby" and "Benny and June". But it could have been better, if they would have decided to make a philosophical Drama OR a SciFi-Movie. This one is no real good SciFi-Movie like "Project Brainstorm" and also not a real good Drama as e.g. "Finding neverland". Project Brainstorm was the first movie, i remember, which showed us Equipment for extracting braincontent and inject it later back for conserving memories. And it was a great deal in the 80's. Then i was impressed by the techniques shown on Screen. And on visual effects it's a great deal at "Trancendence", too. But the Story is weird and the physical explanations are cheap and not credible. The movie is fun to watch, sure. The end was good, i did like it much. But it's no Championship movie. Greetings.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
For me it's the best movie about friendship in bad times and hope!
The first time, i saw this movie, i had a big smile in my face, because of the excellent ending of the movie. It's a high Quality movie in every sense. I do like that story, the writing is great. I think, the movie is even better than the book of Steven King. The directing is great. The cut is perfect, the art direction is great. The Sound and Soundtrack fits perfect into the movie. I don't know even one aspect, why i should not like it. It's the all time number one for me. That means, it is my absolute first place. The perfect movie! It's a great film about humanity under bad conditions. So everyone can see, that even in bad places is humanity. And even if there are bad People who want to break humanity between others with their might and power, they can't really destroy it. And the movie knocks down facades of deceitfulness. I like that! Sorry, if my English is bad. It's not my mother language. :) Greetings. :)