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1. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:54 BST
Ok so recommend one of each which you think are either classics that don't get the credit they deserve or just slightly weird/obscure good stuff that maybe people won't have heard of. I'll start..
Book : The Dice Man (Luke Reinhart) (Very funny book (claimed to be true) about a man who makes his every decision in life on the roll of a dice with some very strange options!)
Film : The Acid House (a very strange,twisted, funny film based on three short stories by Irvine Walsh)
Album : The Cinematic Orchestra - Everyday (Orchestrated Drum & Bass, Amazing)
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2. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:56 BST
Book: Marvel Civil War
Film: Sweeney Todd
3. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:59 BST
book: a brave new worldfilm: igby goes downalbum: alice in chains - jar of flies
4. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:30 BST
Book: Silver Cheif
5. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:41 BST
Book; The Lost World - Micheal CrichtonFilm: Terminator SalvationAlbum: Signs of Life - Poets of the Fall
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6. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:42 BST
I find that critics really underate comedies that are not completely serious and suttle making them more dramas with moments of comedy in them. I think a lot of comedy movies are ignored by a lot of people because they are not epic memorable oscar winning hits, rather than think of the actual entertainment it provides.
7. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:42 BST
I cant come up with a specific title so I hope you dont mind I chose to talk about a whole genre
8. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:45 BST
Book: The Lord of the Rings trilogyFilm: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (or WarGames)
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9. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:01 BST
Book: The Bible (but if not that, then probably The Pelican Brief)Film: The Incredibles (Now, I like a TON of movies, but this is one of those movies that just never gets old every time I watch it) Probably the Bourne Ultimatum or Bourne Supremecy as honorable mentions)Album: Radiohead, In Rainbows (or OK Computer. Can't really decide)
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10. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:04 BST
That's true, but the reason that those "dramas with moments of comedy" movies win awards is because they work on a bunch of different levels, and are more than just a series of fart jokes, you know? Like Little Miss Sunshine, for example. I agree with you for the most part though--like Dumb and Dumber. It may not be an epic masterpiece but it's one of the funniest movies ever made.
11. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:07 BST
Book-Don't really read anymore, but Simple GeniusFilm-Uhh...don't watch movies.Album-John Henry by They Might Be Giants
12. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:10 BST
I'll approach this in terms of general recommendations, rather than what I actually think to be best.
Book: Catch-22, by Joseph Heller (The book that made me start writing.)Film: Dr. Strangelove (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)Album: Blonde on Blonde, by Bob Dylan (Okay, so that one actually IS the best...)
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13. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:17 BST
Book : Stranger in a Strange Land (if you haven't read this, please do. It will change the way you look at the world.)
Film : Resevoir Dogs
Album : Phish - Lawn Boy (I played this casette until the wheels fell off)
EDIT: @this weird chicken fella above - Catch22 is ****ing amazing. Everybody read that too. @ this weird chicken fella below - Right back at you and I fully agree. Live is the way go.
Edited on Sat 15th August, 2009 @ 00:29 by JayArr
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14. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:20 BST
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15. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:31 BST
Book: I really can't remember the last time I read a book the whole way through at my own will.Movie: Terminator 2 (The part where The Terminator cuts the flesh of his arm is good for scaring small children)Album: The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles (Revolution 9 is good for scaring small children)
16. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:39 BST
What I meant is that critics an a lot of people will not consider movies like dumb and dumber but will infinitely praise little miss sunshine. It may be a good movie, but it doesnt mean other really entertaining movies like your metascore of 39 there were some good scores though. but it is extremely underrated
17. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:57 BST
Film: Starship TroopersBook: The Zombie Survival GuideAlbum: Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
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18. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 01:01 BST
I have trouble finishing games.
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19. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 01:33 BST
Book: Salem's Lot by Stephen King (One of the greatest horror writers ever)Film: Deliverance (Boy you got a purty mouth)Album: Don Mclean (Can't remember what the album is)
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20. Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2009 15:53 BST
Album: Depeche Mode's Music for the MassesFilm: Night of the Living Dead (1990) (I love the orginal, but this remake is actually better!)Book: Robert E Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories (way more exciting and violent than the Tolkien stuff and even pre-dates it)
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