I'm starting this thread because we have a number of variations of movie threads, but none specifically dealing with all movies in general. Wait...specifically in general? Did I say that?
Anyway. There is a similar thread in the D2 forums, and I've found it to be quite useful a few times when I was looking for a few DVD's to rent for the weekend. Basically, put down the title of the movie first, type of movie (horror, comedy, adventure, suspense, anime, western, war...NO PORN MOVIES PLEASE) maybe a grade for it from zero to ten--zero meaning 'never soil your electronic equipment with this garbage' and ten meaning 'this movie is the best movie you ever saw, never take it out of your DVD player'--and perhaps a short summary of your impression of it. So, to pick some movie out at random, like this:
Bruce, played by Jim Carrey, is an aspiring newscaster who constantly complains about his lot in life. He has a bad day or two, starts raging against God and his bad luck, and God (Morgan Freeman) responds by giving Bruce divine powers and challenging him to see how 'easy' it is to be God.
The movie is funny and as always, Morgan Freeman is perfect in his role. Jennifer Anniston, who I usually don't care for very much, is actually quite adorable as Bruce's girlfriend. Jim Carrey is his usual obnoxious but humorous self (I can only take so much of this actor at one sitting, frankly) and the storyline is clear. If you're looking for lighthearted comedy with some decent effects, pick this one up; it's better than most.
A couple of things. This thread is intended to help folks pick out movies they've never seen or maybe even heard of, so although I don't mind some discussion about them I'd prefer it not go on for pages about differing opinions. Most especially this applies to anime, which has its own thread that can be found here. Sure, post about anime movies but if you wish to discuss them at length, go to that thread.
Keep it clean. No flaming about people's opinions, please. I look forward to finding out about some good movies from people I've come to know here in the OTF. The movies can be from any genre (again, except pornography) or any era--they don't need to be recent.
Here's a basic guide to use for scoring a film, submitted by Gorani:
10/10 Breathtaking & surprising new or very well made
9-8/10 Very good and worth watching
7-6/10 Still good to watch, might not be for everybody. Renting or Watching on TV usually no waste of money or time
5-4/10 I usually regret watching this, because it has major flaws
3-2/10 Only watch intoxicated
1/10 cut your wrists before watching, so you don't have to see it to the end