The Movie Topic

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Pumblechook, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Pumblechook

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    Simple one. Just list your favorite of all time, "the best" that you've ever seen, the most recent one that you really liked, and the last good movie that you saw. Add any discussion/explanation as you like.... I'll start it off...

    Favorite Of All Time: Caddyshack
    Best I've Ever Seen: About Schmidt
    Most Liked Recent Movie: Anchorman
    Last Good One That I Saw: American History X
     
  2. Pumblechook

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    My threads = the worst lol. I'll go back to chimming in on discussions once every 6 months now..... and stay out of the business of starting my own threads.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Mr. Snakey

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    No interesting thread. For me im not a big fan of todays movies Im big on the old Hollywood! Give your thread a chance!:cool:
     
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    Nice post Pumblechook! Be good to say your worst movie also...

    Favorite Of All Time: Before Sunrise
    Best I've Ever Seen: Lord of the Rings Trilogy...still awesome.
    Most Liked Recent Movie: Before Sunset
    Last Good One That I Saw: The Crucible
    Worst Movie Ever: Death to Smoochy
     
  5. Pumblechook

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    LOL,.... YES, everyone add the worst ever movie to your post also, thats brilliant!

    Worst MOvie Ever: The Sweetest Thing (I'd explain the story, but apparently it's a chick flick, so some people like it, but please, that was awful I still say!)
     
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    Good topic, Pumbie.

    Favorite Of All Time: LOTR - all 6 of them
    Best I've Ever Seen: same as above
    Most Liked Recent Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia
    Last Good One That I Saw: The Sixth Sense
    Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen: Night of the Living Pancake
     
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    Favorite Of All Time: High Fidelity
    Best I've Ever Seen: Memento
    Most Liked Recent Movie: Brick
    Last Good One That I Saw: Annie Hall
    Worst Movie Ever, That I've Seen Recently : Just my Luck. Or whatever that Lohan movie was called. So bad.

    OH MAN. Whoever said Death to Smoochy was bad should hire bodyguards - I'm coming after you!

    EDT: I spelled Memento wrong.
     
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    Favorite Of All Time: Apocolypse Now
    Best I've Ever Seen: Blade Runner
    Most Liked Recent Movie: three way tie: East is East, July Rhapsody, and Dinner Rush
    Last Good One That I Saw: The Station Agent
    Worst Movie: I've seen so many I don't even want to think about them.

    For those who have satelite, the IFC channel is the source for the most amazing independent films. 4 out of the 6 movies I mentioned, I have seen on that channel. Every independant release from The Thin Blue Line all the way to House of 1000 corpses. Where else can you watch a documentary on John Waters other than the LOGO channel, and I don't think they'd play it. Anything by John Sayles is awesome.
     
  9. Pumblechook

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    I've never seen Memento, but I've seen the real news documentary report on the true to life guy that that movie was based on. That was intriguing how he "started over life" every 2 minutes or so, unless he played a song on the piano, in which case, he could last about 4 minutes. I still think back to that every now and then for some reason randomly. I think it was that intriguing to me. It is funny that someone mentioned it.
     
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    Great topic!

    Favorite Of All Time: Out of Africa
    Best I've Ever Seen: Like Water for Chocolate
    Most Liked Recent Movie: Memoirs of a Geisha/Pride and Prejudice
    Last Good One That I Saw: Elizabeth I

    ( of course I have at least ten things I could put in each category)






     
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    Favorite Of All Time: A Beautiful Mind

    Best I've Ever Seen: A Beautiful Mind

    Most Liked Recent Movie: Flight Plan :rolleyes:

    Last Good One That I Saw: Devil in a Blue Dress
     
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    Man, Water for Chocolate was an amazing looking movie, the director of photography did an awesome job on that one. Is that the new Elizabeth I or the one with Cate Blanchet? Great movies everybody!
     
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    oooh, that reminds me. My more recent most favorite is the new "Miami Vice." My mother is a really fanatical Miami Vice fan from the TV show lol... so this summer I planned for us all to go as a family and see it..... then she made me go a 2nd time a week later.... and then my step-father to go a 2nd time himself another week later:tongue:

    Anyway, I thought the movie was awesome the first time, such a great story. Then the second time, I was really able to appreciate the cinematography and finer visual points of the film. I really like Mann's directing, he has a style that is present in all of his movie's that I've seen. They are very good at capturing both the "very cool essence" of a scene (i.e. we're driving fast down the highway etc., for 20 minutes in the middle of a movie with no dialogue) and literally seeing things as a person really sees them (i.e. if I'm watching a baseball game from behind home plate, I will see the cage/net blocking my view, as opposed to having a 100% close-up/clear view of the batter as most films portray). I really like the use of these elements.
     
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    You're thinking of Clive Wearing, poor guy.
     
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    Yah, thanks for reminding me of his name. It's a pretty sad story. You know what the professor said after he played that movie to us?... "guys, if you have a headache that lasts for more than 24 hours.. get to the doctor! Don't wait three days.." I suppose that's about as good advice as you can give about that one, it's just a tough one all around.
     
  16. agnslz

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    :tongue: I love, love, love, movies, so bear with me please...

    Favorite of all time: Bugsy Malone

    Other all time favorites:

    The Wizard of Oz
    Paper Moon
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Some Like It Hot
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Murder By Death
    Gosford Park
    Manhattan Murder Mystery
    Small Time Crooks
    Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil
    D.A.R.Y.L.
    The Goonies
    Stand By Me
    Superman II
    Meet The Parents
    Meet The Fockers
    Little Nicky
    Austin Powers 1, 2, and 3


    Best I've ever seen: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Most liked recent movie: The 40 Year Old Virgin

    Last good one that I saw: Polyester

    Guilty pleasures:

    Polyester:biggrin1:
    Cry Baby
    Another Stakeout
    If Looks Could Kill
    Goodburger
    The Sweetest Thing (I like chick flicks!):biggrin1:
    Sorority Boys
    Scary Movie 1, 2, 3, and 4
    Undercover Brother
    Death to Smoochy (Edward Norton is so cute!)
    The Ladykillers (2004 version, everybody hated it, I love it!)
    In The Army Now
    Caddyshack 2:biggrin1:
    Weekend at Bernie's 1 & 2
    Joe Dirt
    Pootie Tang
    Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth:biggrin1:

    Worst movie ever: The Toxic Avenger!:eek::biggrin1:

    Sorry I named so many!:eek::redface::biggrin1: (I guess I DO just like to hear myself talk!:wink:)
     
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    Why not, it sounds like fun!!:rolleyes:

    Favorite of All time: Life as a House
    Best I've ever Seen: Ummm, sounds like the first one , but lets go with MAtrix as the special effects were pretty impressive the first time I watched it.
    Most liked Recent Movie: X3
    Last Good one I saw: Scary Movie 4
    Worst one I saw: Anything that has Russell Crowe, or Tom Cruise
     
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    Driving Miss Daisy
    I just watched this about two hours ago lol. Awesome movie, so simple, and all dialogue, so it's a wonder that a modern day younger person likes it (everyone I know likes empty action films), but it is one of the greatest.

    Small Time Crooks
    Saw this one in the theater, I really like it too. I feel like it's very underappreciated, as it was not some huge well-known blockbuster when it came out. It's an all around good picture.
     
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    Favorite movie of all time: The Talented Mr. Ripley (bar none)

    Favorite classic foreign movies: Manon de Source and Jean de Florette, and Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers

    Favorite made for TV movie HBO: Elizabeth I

    Favorite Merchant Ivory film; The Bostonians

    Best movie seen recently: Julia (1977) watched it again just last night in fact.

    I'll watch anything with Vanessa Redgrave or Cate Blanchett or Helen Mirren.
     
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    Foreign: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Comedy: The Pink Panther and anything by Python.

    Weepy: Oh what a Wonderful Life (OK laugh at me)

    War: Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now (The Horror)

    Drama: The Crying Game, Casablanca
     
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