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Re: The Cinema Thread

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:48 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Oh yeah, Chick Flick:
Best Friends, with Burt Reynolds and Goldy Hawn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Friends_(1982_film)

Highly entertaining, but it also provides some of the best "how not to do it" advice on relationships.
I might need to expand my lists.

Chick flick+comedy: When Harry met Sally
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:37 pm

Whack9 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm
What's everyone's all time favorite movie(s).

Some standouts for me:

- the big Lebowski :thumbup:
- full metal jacket :thumbup:
- Paul Blart: mall cop. Really?
O Really wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Based not so much on artistic quality, but going with number of times seen and never got tired of, I'd have to start with:

Favorite Scaries:
Alien :thumbup: I liked Aliens even more.

Favorite Action:
Terminator and Terminator 2 :thumbup: :thumbup:
Original Jurassic Park :thumbup:
Road Warrior :thumbup:
Original Indiana Jones :thumbup:

Yeah, I know - none of these is even close to recent. Deal with it.
I noticed that about much of my list before seeing what you wrote. I think as we get older we get harder to impress, even by something that's equally as good.
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Action: Hunt for Red October
:thumbup: Das Boot even more.

My list, in no particular order, without genre sorting, and not counting the ones that I'll think of over the next few days:

Pink Floyd's The Wall
King of Hearts
Harold and Maude
Fight Club
The Sixth Sense
The Breakfast Club
9/11 (documentary)
Total Recall
Unforgiven
The Matrix

Then, of course, there's the greatest movie ever made:




Less is more.

You thought Rocky has a lot of sequels:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... s+godzilla
Like Rocky sequels, they mostly suck.
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Unread post by O Really » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:59 am

I've seen a lot of good films that could make my list, and some are recent, but whether it's getting older or maybe going to a flick isn't the "event" it once was, I don't find many recent ones to be that memorable, or at least in the way some on my list are memorable. "Jaws" is on my list in part because I enjoyed it, but also because it had a lasting effect I didn't even know about until months after I had seen it. I watched the movie, thought "that was good" and went on with my life. But several months later I was floating along in the water at the beach and some guy accidentally bumped into me. Both of us jumped up, wide-eyed, WTF...and then I realized it was residual Jaws. And some of mine were cutting edge in some way - technology, special effects, subject, etc.

Maybe I'll check some of the group's list entries and if I haven't seen them take a stroll through Netflix.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:26 am

Have to add The Caine Mutiny. Bogie was outstanding.
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Black Swan
Pulp Fiction
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:13 am

Whack9 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm
What's everyone's all time favorite movie(s).

Some standouts for me:

- 2001 a space Odyssey
- the big Lebowski
- full metal jacket
- most any Werner Herzog Documentary
- Gummo
- Paul Blart: mall cop.

2001 a space Odyssey was the most memorable
Of course – the Dude abides
Full Metal Jacket
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The General
Lawrence of Arabia
Rear Window
Star Wars #4 1977?
Oh Brother where art thou
Pan's Labyrinth
Old Yeller
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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:38 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:13 am
The Gods Must Be Crazy :thumbup: :!:
Lawrence of Arabia :thumbup: About the last time that we could fool ourselves that things were going to turn out alright in the Middle East.
Rear Window :thumbup: Mmmm Grace Kelly.
Star Wars #4 1977? :thumbup:
Oh Brother where art thou :thumbup: :!:
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Shenandoah
The Gods Must be Crazy
Raising Arizona
Rancho Deluxe
The Hunt for Red October
Hacksaw Ridge

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Unread post by O Really » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:36 pm

How could I have failed to mention:

Silence of the Lambs
Sideways
Fargo

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Whack9 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm
What's everyone's all time favorite movie(s).

Some standouts for me:

- the big Lebowski :thumbup:
- full metal jacket :thumbup:
- Paul Blart: mall cop. Really?
O Really wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Based not so much on artistic quality, but going with number of times seen and never got tired of, I'd have to start with:

Favorite Scaries:
Alien :thumbup: I liked Aliens even more.

Favorite Action:
Terminator and Terminator 2 :thumbup: :thumbup:
Original Jurassic Park :thumbup:
Road Warrior :thumbup:
Original Indiana Jones :thumbup:

Yeah, I know - none of these is even close to recent. Deal with it.
I noticed that about much of my list before seeing what you wrote. I think as we get older we get harder to impress, even by something that's equally as good.
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Action: Hunt for Red October
:thumbup: Das Boot even more.

My list, in no particular order, without genre sorting, and not counting the ones that I'll think of over the next few days:

Pink Floyd's The Wall
King of Hearts
Harold and Maude
Fight Club
The Sixth Sense
The Breakfast Club
9/11 (documentary)
Total Recall
Unforgiven
The Matrix

Then, of course, there's the greatest movie ever made:




Less is more.

You thought Rocky has a lot of sequels:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... s+godzilla
Like Rocky sequels, they mostly suck.
Paul blart mall cop sets the bar for which I judge all other movies. I've never seen a movie that spoke to me on such a deep level as that one. It's like I was peering into my own soul. Shivers were sent down my spine.

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Unread post by O Really » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:00 pm

I've got a candidate for the single dumbest line ever - it is at least the dumbest I've personally seen. The movie is "The Gate", a cheap horror film from late 80's. Premise is that a couple of kids find a hole in their back yard that is a gateway to Hell, or somewhere similar. So the kids have been out back all morning dealing with the prospect of being eaten/destroyed by these creatures under their yard and they go into the house (ostensibly for lunch or something). Their sister returns from wherever she's been (probably the mall in late 80's) and the kids tell her about their morning adventure finding demons in the back yard. Her response? "Demons? What kind?" :lol:

Asked in the same tone and manner as "You had a sandwich? What kind?" As if finding demons in the backyard isn't in itself a big deal unless they're some particular kind of demon. Some writer, editor, producer, director should have lost a job over that one, and the actor playing the sister should have refused the line.

Here's the trailer...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOX6-Rw5PWc

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:17 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:36 pm
How could I have failed to mention:

Silence of the Lambs
Sideways
Fargo
Hard to believe that I left off Raising Arizona, Silence of the Lambs and Fargo.

I've never seen Sideways
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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:51 pm

Whack9 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:19 pm
Paul blart mall cop sets the bar for which I judge all other movies. I've never seen a movie that spoke to me on such a deep level as that one. It's like I was peering into my own soul. Shivers were sent down my spine.
Well, it is the best movie for drinking Bud Light, a lot of it.
neoplacebo wrote:
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Raising Arizona
Maybe my favorite comedy ever.
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Unread post by O Really » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:51 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:50 am
Raising Arizona
Maybe my favorite comedy ever.
If you like that, you'd probably like "Valley Girl", another Cage film.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:57 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 pm
If you like that, you'd probably like "Valley Girl", another Cage film.
Thanks, good rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1022473_valley_girl

Cage was great in Raising Arizona, but I remember even more Holly Hunter and especially the complete screwball writing.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/raising_arizona

I thought Cage's Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation were amazing, also worthy of this tangent.
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Whack9 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:19 pm

Paul blart mall cop sets the bar for which I judge all other movies. I've never seen a movie that spoke to me on such a deep level as that one. It's like I was peering into my own soul. Shivers were sent down my spine.
Were you eight years old or stoned?

Need to add Heartbreak Ridge.

Aww, Panther Piss....
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Unread post by O Really » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 pm

And of course there was Sharon Stone flashing her hooha and asking "what are you going to do - arrest me for smoking?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAzbU8hayfw

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:51 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 pm
And of course there was Sharon Stone flashing her hooha and asking "what are you going to do - arrest me for smoking?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAzbU8hayfw
Hello Newman.. :-H
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:58 pm

Sexy movie goes to The Thomas Crowne Affair (1999).

Also an absolutely awesome soundtrack.
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Unread post by Whack9 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:26 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:00 pm
I've got a candidate for the single dumbest line ever - it is at least the dumbest I've personally seen. The movie is "The Gate", a cheap horror film from late 80's. Premise is that a couple of kids find a hole in their back yard that is a gateway to Hell, or somewhere similar. So the kids have been out back all morning dealing with the prospect of being eaten/destroyed by these creatures under their yard and they go into the house (ostensibly for lunch or something). Their sister returns from wherever she's been (probably the mall in late 80's) and the kids tell her about their morning adventure finding demons in the back yard. Her response? "Demons? What kind?" :lol:

Asked in the same tone and manner as "You had a sandwich? What kind?" As if finding demons in the backyard isn't in itself a big deal unless they're some particular kind of demon. Some writer, editor, producer, director should have lost a job over that one, and the actor playing the sister should have refused the line.

Here's the trailer...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOX6-Rw5PWc
Troll 2 is a movie you Might be interested in. It's got some really good one liners/quotes.

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