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Posted: 02 January 2012 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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traveler - 02 January 2012 12:24 PM

It’s a trilogy, no? Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. Anybody see all three?

Right. I can’t recall if I ever saw the third one, since I didn’t like the second and the third got bad reviews as well. (IIRC).

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Posted: 02 January 2012 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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dougsmith - 02 January 2012 12:28 PM
traveler - 02 January 2012 12:24 PM

It’s a trilogy, no? Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. Anybody see all three?

Right. I can’t recall if I ever saw the third one, since I didn’t like the second and the third got bad reviews as well. (IIRC).

OK, thanks. I’ll check out Koyaanisqatsi if I get a chance (it’s not a streaming freebie on Netflix yet).

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Posted: 02 January 2012 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Not a bad movie, but after seeing it a couple times, I don’t want to see it again.

I’m not much into repeat movie experiences. Saw it once. Loved it. Great message at a time when it was/is needed.

Traveler, just in case your looking for more bizarre pleasure-fest films like Crash, you can check out check out the Secretary. That movie also has David Spader in it. That is, if thats your kind of movie…

Honestly, I did not know that a “Crash” movie existed other than the one I linked to. I loved the way my “Crash” addressed prejudice.

Now, as to The Secretary, I saw that a couple of years ago. Quite liked it too, but for other reasons.  tongue rolleye

  My fault, I thought you meant the car/sex club movie.  The other “Crash” -  about racism in L.A., that was Pretty good too.

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Posted: 04 January 2012 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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Coming to this discussion late, as usual.

1. “Time Bandits”, Probably my favorite, (and seemingly no one else’s),  a Pythonesque romp by Terry Gilliam with a great cast.  Every time I see it I laugh at a scathing allusion to mythology or religion I missed before.  It’s so rare to find people who like it that whenever I cite it as a favorite I end up thinking I should get my meds checked.

2.  A little movie called “Lawn Dogs”, starring a young Sam Rockwell.

3.  “African Queen”,  Hepburn and Bogey, how can you miss.

4. “Bridge Over the River Quai”, a great tale about getting swept up in an idea and disillusionment.

5. “Life of Brian”, of course.

6.  “Breaker Morant”, another cautionary tale.

7.  “A Boy and His Dog”,  I’ve only seen it once, but anything that has stayed in my mind so long has to get onto the list.

It’s pretty hard to continue the list in any coherent way, I’m not a huge movie buff and I like a lot of different movies for different reasons.

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Posted: 04 January 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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Yep, loved Time Bandits too. Another cult classic: Buckaroo Banzai.

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Posted: 04 January 2012 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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dougsmith - 04 January 2012 11:59 AM

Yep, loved Time Bandits too. Another cult classic: Buckaroo Banzai.

If you liked those you may like Baron Munchausen. It has the bizarre plotline similiar to the other two mentioned.

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Posted: 13 January 2012 01:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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Posted: 13 January 2012 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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Caught Buster Keaton’s “Rage against the Machine the other night on TV,  the orginal in black and white and before talkies.  Almost forgot how funny it is.

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Posted: 14 January 2012 03:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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garythehuman - 13 January 2012 05:29 PM

Caught Buster Keaton’s “Rage against the Machine the other night on TV,  the orginal in black and white and before talkies.  Almost forgot how funny it is.

Buster Keaton is hillarious. I still love to watch him in A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum!
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One of the funniest movies ever!

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Posted: 14 January 2012 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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I second that, Asanta.  Oh, and two of my other top humorous movies (not counting Keaton and Laurel & Hardy) are The President’s Analyst and The Inlaws (the original, not the stupid remake).

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Posted: 21 January 2012 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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1. Scent of a woman
2. For a few dollars more
3. Dances with wolves
4. Good Will Hunting
5. Back to the future
6. Lawrence of Arabia
7. Life of Brian
8. Dangerous minds
9. Billy Elliot
10.My name is nobody

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Posted: 07 March 2012 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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1. One Flew Over The Cockoo’s Nest
2. My Dinner with Andre
3. There will Be Blood or Anything with Daniel Day Lewis
4. Life of Brian
5. Sleepers
6. Sleuth (Original)
7. No Country For Old Men
8. American History X
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Cinderella Man

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Posted: 07 March 2012 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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1.  Forrest Hump
2.  Pulp Friction
3.  Saturday Night Beaver
4.  Romancing the Bone
5.  ...Oh, not that type of movie?!  smile  Sorry. 

By categories and in no particular order:


Horror

1.    Night of the Living Dead
2.    Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
3.    The Thing (1982 version)
4.    The Ring
5.    Psycho
6.    Saw
7.    The Exorcist
8.    Nosferatu
9.    Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 version)
10.  Halloween (1978 version)


Comedy

1.    Raising Arizona
2.    This is Spinal Tap
3.    Despicable Me
4.    Airplane
5.    Animal House
6.    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
7.    Clerks
8.    Borat
9.    The Jerk
10.  Blazing Saddles


Science Fiction

1.    Star Wars: A New Hope
2.    Blade Runner
3.    2001: A Space Odyssey
4.    Aliens
5.    Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
6.    The Matrix
7.    Terminator
8.    Things to Come
9.    The Omega Man
10.  Gattaca


Miscellaneous

1.    Casablanca
2.    Schindler’s List
3.    300
4.    Equilibrium
5.    Up
6.    Pulp Fiction
7.    The Usual Suspects
8.    Inglourious Basterds
9.    The Artist
10.  Duck Soup


Cult

1.    Plan 9 From Outer Space
2.    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
3.    They Live
4.    Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
5.    Reefer Madness
6.    The Meaning of Life
7.    Penn and Teller Get Killed
8.    Bubba Ho Tep
9.    Deep Throat (seriously)
10.  Midnight Cowboy

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Posted: 29 June 2012 08:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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In no particular order:

Evil Dead 2
John Carpenter’s The Thing
Big Trouble In Little China
Ichi the Killer
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Clash of the Titans (the original)
Night of the Living Dead, the 1990 remake (I know, but it was the first zombie movie I ever saw and will always hold a special place.)
Kung Fu Hustle
Akira
Versus

At least for now.  Ask a few days from now and it will probably be slightly different.

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Posted: 29 June 2012 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Anything by the Coen brothers.

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