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Films

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by chicanerous, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Sent

    Sent Well-Known Member

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    I watched the Rambo last night. I suggested a drinking game where you take a shot every time someone dies (and you too) :lol:
     
  2. JoeSchmo

    JoeSchmo Well-Known Member

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    So you were watching Spike last night too eh? Came on right after UFC 87 replay. I think my favorite line of the movie: "[Rambo is] a man who's been trained to ignore pain, ignore weather, to live off land, to eat thing's that would make a billy-goat puke".

    Of all animals, he says "billy-goat"....I lol every time. :lol:
     
  3. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

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    Here's some films from the 40's,50's,60's,70's and 80's that are definitely worth seeing if you haven't already:-

    The Maltese Falcon
    Blackboard Jungle
    Viva Zappata
    12 Angry Men
    The Hustler
    The Manchurian Candidate
    It's A Mad Mad Mad World
    Dr.Strangelove
    Repulsion
    Blow-up
    If..
    The Abominable Dr. Phibes
    The Last Picture Show
    Duel
    Deliverance
    Charly Varrick
    The Marathon Man
    Pretty Baby
    Airplane!
    The Elephant Man
    Scanners
    Romancing The Stone
    To Live And Die In L.A.
    Brazil
    Blue Velvet
    Robocop
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
     
  4. guava

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    You forgot Blazing Saddles. :dance:
     
  5. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    :nod:

    and Caddyshack! :spaz:
     
  6. RTE

    RTE Well-Known Member

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    Films that I watch every chance I get, that I haven't mentioned:

    House of Games
    From Here to Eternity
    Harvey
    On Golden Pond
    Remains of the Day
    Grand Prix
    Judgement at Nuremberg
    The Mambo Kings
    The Swimmer
    The Rainmaker
    Sweet Smell of Success
    The Shining
    Best in Show


    I don't want to hog this, but I do think people should go back and see those that have been listed that you haven't. See why they were chosen by us to list. You might be surprised in what you find.
     
  7. Gila Monster

    Gila Monster Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread!

    Of the top of my head and in no particular order:

    Movies I like so much I'm willing to see them several times:
    - The Pianist
    - The Name of The Rose
    - The Gladiator - seems to be on many people's lists :nod:
    - Wall E
    - Anything by Brad Bird

    Also honorable mentions (and only because the list of favorites is limited :D ): Princess Bride, Band Of Brothers (This is one of the best war movies/mini series I've seen), Cabaret, This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, Borat, Dogville, Cloverfield, Tutsie...

    Movies I hated:
    - Any movie with Adam Sandler
    - Any movie with Robin Williams
    - LOTR trilogy (visually abundant, but failed to capture the depth of the novel)
    - Romantic Comedies (with maybe 1-2 exceptions)
    - Movies for teenagers (Winx, Bratz, college comdies, etc....)

    And on a whole new category - Movies So bad they Are Good:
    - Absolon
    - They Live
    - Movies by Avi Bitter (a local movie maker)
    - Movies by Menahem Golan (he really shouldn't direct)
    - There must be more but I can't think of any atm. :P
     
  8. Gila Monster

    Gila Monster Well-Known Member

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    Great list! The ones I did see from this list are really good!
     
  9. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Member

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    :)Hey RTE, I loved Butch Cassidy/Sundance
    and thought it better than just ‘good’.

    While I’m thinking about it one of my all time
    favorite lines from ANY movie was uttered by
    the inimitable, Strother Martin……….while
    going down the mountain to pick up the payroll
    with Newman and Redford alert and deep into
    ‘watching’ for the bandits who had been stealing
    the payroll……… “Morons, I have morons on my
    team!” (Haven’t we all felt that way, one time
    or another?)

    I agree with you on Casablanca, a bit overrated
    but once again providing a second notable quote
    …No, no, not the old hackneyed “Of all the gin
    joints ya dah, ya dah” or “Play it again Sam”..
    my favorite was Claude Rains as the Nazies approached,
    “I have no convictions, I blow with the wind”……..
    humorous to be sure but a mind set that seems to have
    taken hold globally! Tisk

    As for other great must see (over and over again) movies
    starting out with (Ooops I’m going to disagree with
    an earlier post here…oh well, variety being the ‘spice’..)
    but not in order of preference.

    BEST
    The Piano (Harvey looked pretty good to me and come to
    think of it a whole lot better than Clint in The
    Bridges of Madison County (see “WORST” list
    below.)
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir’s enigmatic 1970 something
    offering)
    Remains of the Day (Another of your favorites RTE and an even
    better read.)
    Patton
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Ghost and the Darkness

    WORST
    The Golden Girl (Susan Anton……….in retrospect it sort of puts
    me in mind of Dara Torres today!!)
    Magnolia (Critically acclaimed but waaaay to convoluted for my
    tastes!)
    The Bridges of Madison County
    The Hours (I must say I enjoyed the Virgina Woolf segment though
    and thought it to be some of Nicole Kidman’s best
    work.)
    This was a fun thread and I certainly enjoyed reading everyone’s selections
    and thoughts for having done. :tu:
     
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  10. onamission

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    in no order..

    Best

    the rock
    terminator 2
    aliens
    the shawshank redemption
    forest gump

    Worst

    meet the spartans
    the premotion-damn why did i watch that:blank:
    cloverfeild
    blair witch project
    broken arrow
     
  11. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

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    One that I should mention is "The Party" starring Peter Sellers.

    Here he plays a bumbling naive east Indian attending a large bash in the States.

    The first time I saw this picture I almost laughed myself into a coma.

    It's that funny.

    Peter Sellers at the top of his game.:cool:

    To me the most memorable lines of Butch/Sundance are when Redford says "I can't swim"...Newman laughs and says " Can't swim?...Hell, the fall will probably kill ya"..

    The most famous line of any movie ever quoted in the last 50 years:- from "Cool Hand Luke":-

    It wasn't said this way in the movie but people quote it as such:- "What we have here is a failure to communicate".

    Just as "Play it again Sam" is actually a misquote.

    "Citizen Cohen" starring James Woods is a great piece of work.

    I'm going to go do some homework/research now because there are some incredible foreign and British films that as of yet have not been mentioned here.
     
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  12. JoeSchmo

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    Anything with Peter Sellers has me laughing myself into a near coma....the man was friggin' hilarious.
     
  13. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

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    A couple of lines from "Deliverance" are indelibly lodged in my brain..

    It's where Ned Beatty says "I don't want no part of this.." and Burt Reynolds shrieks " Well you ARE part of it !!".....always makes me think how many people want to avoid being involved in the mechanism of these times even though there is no way they can escape it really.

    Ruttger Hauer in "The Hitcher".....good in it's own kind of way. The modern remake sucked. As did the modern remake of The Manchurian Candidate and Willis's "Day Of The Jackal".

    The original "Jackal" was very good I thought.

    Walter Brennan hasn't been around for quite some time....but I always enjoyed pictures he was in.

    Some of The Carry-on Gang's pictures were pretty funny.

    I would rather watch Matt Damon as Bourne than watch a Chuck Norris film. I realize it's the camera work that makes Bourne look so good in the martial art scenes....but since it's film..who cares? It looks just as believable and the films are more interesting overall, IMO.

    I liked "From Russia With Love" as far as Bond films go....after that they got more and more idiotic up to the present day. I don't even watch the
    recent ones.

    Help me out here somebody.....:)...what was the name of that guy who starred in a film (I think it was called "The Professional") about a hit man protecting a homeless 12 year-old girl? Ive seen him in several films and he always does a very good job of acting.
     
  14. Avy

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    OMG I forgot about listing this as one of my favs too! My Dad loved this movie so I got to see it alot when I was younger... He would laugh so hard he would find it hard to breathe :lol:

    'Birdy num nums' I still quote to this day.
     
  15. Carole

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    :)HevyMetal, looking back on the posts I see you mentioned ....Charlie
    Varrick ...I had forgotten this film………..a really great
    Matthau movie……….He’s another under rated actor I think and
    having thought about him (thanks for the memory…..)
    I need to add Plaza Suite and Charlie Varrick to my list of
    favorites!! :nod:
     
  16. cnjlakes

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    Jean Reno. He was excellent in that film, as was Gary Oldman.

    Have you seen The Magic Christian? Peter Sellers plays a wealthy businessman who 'adopts' Ringo Starr. They spend the rest of the movie proving that everyone has their price, that anyone will do anything for the right amount of money. It's really good.
     
  17. Monkey0ne

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    How 'bout the Shining?
     
  18. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

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    Just watched Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull last night.

    While the action sequences are a little arthritic and clunky in the beginning it gets better and better as it goes along.

    (However you have to suspend your dis-belief because some of the stuff they pull off would be downright impossible in real life).

    But the cinematography more than makes up for it.

    If you have a giant screen t.v. with a 7.1 surround theater system that can deliver the goods, this film is right up your alley....:)
     
  19. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Member

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    #79 Carole, Nov 26, 2008
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  20. RTE

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    Great scenes from movies from the past and some leading men:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6-Snl4a1RI&NR=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0BVT4cqGY&NR=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UDyBL0dXKE&feature=related

    A long one but for a powerful guy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgm47U_TVwk&feature=related

    Another guy that did it well.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku-GIeMegn8&feature=related

    This guy was the biggest scene stealer around, he only did it for 3 pictures.


    This guy was an Air Force General, he made me want to be Elwood P Dowd.


    Well that is enough for now, if you did watch all of them come back when you have time. Someone said there are no more leading men, only guys.
     
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