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The Movie Thread
18 August 2014
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The Ten Faves

* The Godfather Part 2 (Part 1 is great, but Part 2 is on a whole another level- if Part 1 is Rubber Soul , Part 2 is Revolver )
* Sideways
* Spring Forward
* Rocky (the first one is brilliant, the rest I can do without except III, which is great on a “so bad it’s good” level)
* A Mighty Wind (skewers the whole “folk” era of music from the ’60s so expertly)
* Short Cuts (Altman’s masterpiece- yes, even over Nashville)
* Annie Hall (Woody Allen’s masterpiece)
* Office Space
* The Candidate (best last line ever in a movie- “What do we do now?”)
Marty (the only movie I ever watched and felt like it was written with me in mind)

Chosen Not to Watch

Most of the Harry Potters (saw the last three when I got married), any of the Twilight films, Gladiator, The Matrix… any film where people tell me I MUST watch, I don’t

Regret Having Seen

* Pink Flamingos (if you’ve seen it, you know why)
* 120 Days of Sodom (ditto)
* A Smile Like Yours (I was an extra at the airport scene, yet never made the film- but watched the whole awful movie to see if I did)
* From Justin to Kelly (I’m convinced that if this movie had completely ripped off the ending from Karate Kid Part II and used it for their ending, it would have made FJTK 5,000% better)
* On the Line (my then-g.f. was a huge N’Sync fan, so I took one from the team. At least she paid me back. a-hard-days-night-george-10)
* Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band (just to see if it was as bad as people said it was- well, it was)

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20 August 2014
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Movies that I love (in no particualr order):
•The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
•Grosse Pointe Blank
•The Castle (Canberra is mentioned twice!)
•12 Angry Men
•Inherit The Wind
•My Big Fat Greek Wedding
•Big Jake
•The Sons of Katie Elder
•Airplane
•The Holy Grail

Movies I’ve chosen not to watch:
•The Godfather (or any mob movie that glorifies assholes)
•Rocky II thru Rocky DCVII

Movies I regret seeing:
•Rocky

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

20 August 2014
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12 Angry Men, the 1957 Henry Fonda film, is excellent.

5 other films i forgot about but found to be excellent are

  • The Hustler (1961)
  • China Town (1974)
  • Sabrina (1954) (not normally my kind of film)
  • Life of Brian (1979)
  • Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975)

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20 August 2014
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Movies that I like:
  • •The Christmas tree
  • •Hard Day’s Night
  • Help
  • •Of Mice and men
  • •Harry Potter
  • •Lord of the Rings
  • •Jersey Boys
  • •Star Wars

Movies I’ve chosen not to watch:

  • Let It Be
  • •Patch 
  • •Patch Adams
  • •Star Wars Holiday Special (I gave up half way)
  • •Garbage Pail Kids (Same as above)

 

Movies I regret seeing:

  • •Wicker Man
  • •2014
  • •Robin Hood

 

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@Starr Shine? Which version of The Wicker Man do you regret seeing? The fantastic British original or the dreadful Hollywood remake.

Also curious about how The Star Wars Holiday Special (a dreadful Seasonal TV show) counts as a movie?

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20 August 2014
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ahdn_paul_06 The Remake

 

The Star Wars Holiday Special I think is a made for tv movie.

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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Glad it was the remake. I’d highly recommend the Director’s Cut of the original.

The Star Wars Holiday Special was more of a variety show set in the Star Wars universe, but definitely couldn’t be classed as a movie.

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21 August 2014
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@Ron Natsy, Annadog40:

The Wicker Man –I should have included it (the British one) among mine. Superb.

@Zig:

Grosse Pointe Blank! Another one I should have included!

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

21 August 2014
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@Starr Shine? said

Movies that I like:
    • •The Christmas tree
      • •Hard Day’s Night
          • •Of Mice and men
            • •Harry Potter
              • •Lord of the Rings
                  • •Star Wars

                  Movies I’ve chosen not to watch:

                      • •Patch 
                        • •Patch Adams
                          • •Star Wars Holiday Special (I gave up half way)
                            • •Garbage Pail Kids (Same as above)

                             

                            Movies I regret seeing:

                              • •Wicker Man
                                • •2014
                                  • •Robin Hood

                                   

                                  Why have you chosen not to watch Let it Be? I can only assume it’s because of the stress around that time.

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                                  21 August 2014
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                                  ahdn_paul_06 Because when I tried to watch the video glitched out after 10 minutes and my computer was acting funky so I didn’t feel like trying again.

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                                  21 August 2014
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                                  Oudis said

                                  @Ron Natsy, Annadog40:

                                  The Wicker Man –I should have included it (the British one) among mine. Superb.

                                  @Zig:

                                  Grosse Pointe Blank! Another one I should have included!

                                  And I should have included Waking Ned Divine. I can’t believe I left it off my list!a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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                                  21 August 2014
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                                  meanmistermustard said

                                  Movies I’ve Loved

                                  Pulp Fiction – amazing, seen it so often and never get bored

                                  Ooh I still have to see that one! I’ve downloaded it but haven’t gotten around watching it yet.

                                  Movies I’ve Loved

                                  Bridget Jones-All of them

                                  Harry Potter-All of them

                                  The Notebook

                                  Dear John

                                  Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny

                                   

                                  Movies I’ve chosen not to watch

                                  Twilight

                                  Avengers

                                  Movies I regret seeing

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                                  The Purge

                                  It (because I’m scared of clowns as fuck)

                                  I sort of regret watching Trainspotting, it really wasn’t that great.

                                  Bruno

                                  Now you see me

                                  The Painted Veil

                                   

                                  There must be tons more for each category, but I can’t come up with them at the moment.

                                  23 August 2014
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                                  Caught up with the recent Captain America film on bluray last night – loved it.  Great times to be a Marvel film fan.

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                                  23 August 2014
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                                  Trying the 2nd half of ‘On The Road’ tonight was too tired to continue watching it last night so it’s getting another whirl in the DVD player. I bought the DVD in France therefore I have to change it from the French dub which is alright but the English version HAS BLOODY FRENCH SUBTITLES THAT I CAN’T GET RID OF!!! Grrr…. well at least I’m learning some French anyways.

                                   

                                  I might watch The Great Gatsby tomorrow night, we shall see…

                                   

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                                  30 August 2014
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                                  I saw The November Man this afternoon.

                                  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402157/

                                  Pretty good movie. In movies like this they usually spend too much time on the chase and fight scenes and not enough time explaining why the scenes are happening. I could actually follow the “why” in this movie. The chase and fight scenes are mostly short enough that I didn’t start getting antsy during them.

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                                  Now that I think about it I should have included Barton Fink in my list, a 1991 masterpiece by Joel and Ethan Cohen, with the amazing John Goodman and a superb John Turturro. Has anybody seen it? I recommend it to you guys.

                                  Cheers,

                                  Oudis.

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                                  I’ve just stumbled across the film ‘House of Wax’ (2005 version) and found Paris Hilton is in it. When did she become an actress? Does this mean the film is automatically crap?

                                  Going by the five minutes i’ve seen the answer to the latter is yes and life is too short to waste on finding out if i’m wrong. Turn over time.

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                                  ahdn_paul_06 I watched that it was funny. I think it is a remake of a remake.

                                  https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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                                  I turned over and got bored by ‘The Purge’ so turned that off too.

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                                  I watched Blade Runner this afternoon, which confirmed two things I remember: the visual are amazing but the story is thin.

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