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Posted: 02 July 2012 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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psikeyhackr - 01 July 2012 09:25 AM

The Abyss ** Special Edition **  Not the theatre version.

I am amazed how rarely this movie is mentioned.

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Yes. The special edition was a lot less cuddly. wink

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Posted: 02 July 2012 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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Jeciron - 04 January 2012 11:15 AM

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.

 

 

The African Queen and Bridge over the River Quai are beyond gteat.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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When I was young I kept up with Hollywood, so my list is dated.  I don’t go for the supernatural stuff anymore, but these were fun adventursome:

- Moscow on the Hudson
- Splash
- Scrooged
- Real Genius
- M*A*S*H
- Midnight Madness
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- E. T.
- Star Wars
- Indiana Jones: Raiders of the lost Arc
- Harold & Maude

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Posted: 10 July 2012 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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I was thinking of ordering a couple of movies through Netflix so I went to this list.  I figured that there’d be quite a bit of duplication, and there was, but I was surprised that the members had chosen 208 different films as their “best” ten.  I realized that some of mine weren’t on there so I’m adding them below.  Sorry, George, I know you said “ten”, but I’ve always had problems following orders, as a few of my bosses had complained over the years. smile

Alice in Wonderland (1933)
An American in Paris
Frisco Kid, The
Gone With The Wind
Horse’s Mouth, The
In-laws, The (original)
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Laura
Lavender Hill Mob, The
Man in the White Suit, The
Meet Me in St. Louis
Oklahoma
President’s Analyst, The
Producers, The
V for Vendetta
Westside Story
When Harry Met Sally

That makes a total of 224 films listed here.

Alice In Wonderland was the first film I saw, when I was three, and when the pudding got a face and bawled out Alice for sticking a knife in it, it scared the hell out of me.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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Ok, if Occam can do it guess I’ll throw in my pics too. Besides, he mentioned three of my favorites already: no specific order,

V for Vendetta
Gone With The Wind
The Time Machine (all time favorite, saw it when it first premiered)
The remake, and there’s a personal story behind that
Saving Private Ryan
Glory ( The best Civil War movie made)
Schindler’s List
Waterloo
Wait Until Dark
Life of Brian (well, anything by Monty Ptthon)
West Side Story ( best music score by far)


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Posted: 10 July 2012 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]
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And my stepson mentioned one at lunch today that I’d forgotten - The Music Man.  Great musical.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]
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The generational differences among movies is astounding, isn’t it.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]
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Yeah, like when my wife and I went to see Slum Dog Millionaire when it first came out.  Neither of us were too happy up until then, but as soon as the boy was dropped into the outhouse hole filled with feces and urine, we looked at each other, got up and walked out.  I guess we were the wrong generation to enjoy that.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]
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Yeah, like when my wife and I went to see Slum Dog Millionaire when it first came out.  Neither of us were too happy up until then, but as soon as the boy was dropped into the outhouse hole filled with feces and urine, we looked at each other, got up and walked out.  I guess we were the wrong generation to enjoy that.

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That same scene had a terrifying effect in Schindler’s list.


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Posted: 10 July 2012 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]
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In the movie Sleepaway Camp 2, there’s a scene where a girl is killed by being drowned in an outhouse - although it was meant to be comical in that movie.

It was!

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Posted: 11 July 2012 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]
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You want to see comical deaths?  Watch any of Yoshihiro Nishimura’s gore movies.  I highly recommend The Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police, and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.  All hilarious.  And bizarre!

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Posted: 11 July 2012 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]
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Dead Monky - 11 July 2012 07:52 AM

You want to see comical deaths?  Watch any of Yoshihiro Nishimura’s gore movies.  I highly recommend The Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police, and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.  All hilarious.  And bizarre!

Yeah, those Japanese horror movies are odd.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]
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Yeah, those Japanese horror movies are odd.

Yeah, but I love the classic Japanese sci fI flicks, Godzilla, Reptillicus, Mothra, ah guys in rubber suits stomping diorama cities. Those were the days my friend! Post atomic bomb monsters chasing screaming people through city streets while military jets make vain attempts to destroy them. And the voices don’t sinc with the speaker’s mouth. That always confused me as a kid. Everyone that is but the one American who seemed to figure out a way to kill the beast.

 

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Posted: 11 July 2012 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 11 July 2012 07:33 PM

Yeah, those Japanese horror movies are odd.

Yeah, but I love the classic Japanese sci fI flicks, Godzilla, Reptillicus, Mothra, ah guys in rubber suits stomping diorama cities. Those were the days my friend! Post atomic bomb monsters chasing screaming people through city streets while military jets make vain attempts to destroy them. And the voices don’t sinc with the speaker’s mouth. That always confused me as a kid. Everyone that is but the one American who seemed to figure out a way to kill the beast.

 

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I like those too, as well as the American sci-fi flicks from the ‘50’s - 60’s.

Have you seen the movie Tarantula? It’s from 1955 and has a very young Clint Eastwood playing a bit role.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 04:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]
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Oh yes, saw that one. love the giant critters created by atomic fall out. How about The Kiler Shrews? Seen that one?


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