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#126971 - 05/17/04 07:47 PM The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Ya know, I must've missed the "vehicle" posrtion of the "Y" chromasome, because cars really don't jazz me all that much! \:D

Movies, now, aye, THERE'S a subject that get's me blood revving!

Sure, I could go the the "Books & Movies" board, but what if you just want to find a good escape, or just some fine cinematic entertainment?

Well, friends, you've come to the RIGHT place!

So, in no particular order, my list of Best Movies of All Time (subject to change according to my mood :p )

Doctor Zhivago (the FIRST one!) - Simply the best. Plus, Omar Sharif rocks! Yes he does!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Got into a debate with Brian Z, but the funniest movie ever!

Die Hard - The standard by which ALL action movies will be measured by!

Schindler's List - A hard film, but a well-told story about a flawed man who lived up to the Talmudic quote, "He who saves one life, saves the world entire."

The Green Mile - Good movie. 'Nuff said.

Spider-Man/X-men (tie) - Ditto. (Kudos to Stan "the Man" Lee for 'Nuff said!")

National Lampoon's Animal House - The funniest AMERICAN movie ever made!

Caddyshack - Close second!

There's Something About Mary - Close third!

Psycho (the FIRST one) - Still scary after all these years. plus Norman Bates rocks! Yes, he does!

Silence of the Lambs - But Hannibal Lecter scares hell out of ANYBODY! Even Norman I think would agree! Plus, good acting (Jodie Foster ROCKS in it) and fine direction.

Double Indemnity - Classic film noir. Shows that Fred McMurray can play grown-up roles.

The Usual Suspects - Can ANYONE see this title and NOT think, "who is Keyser Soze?"

Daredevil - Shows what a real-life street superhero's life might be like, and it ain't pretty (except for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner).

Superman - The one that started superhero movies. Even today, you will STILL believe a man can fly!

Batman - The Dark Knight done RIGHT! And by Michael Keaton!

Star Wars - Lucas needs to watch this again so he doesn't screw up his OWN creation! Sci-Fi space opera done right!

Blade Runner - Either version still holds up. The definitive cyberpunk/noir movie.

Raiders of the Lost Arc - Can NEVER be topped.

Okay, I'll stop for now.

Any arguments?

Peace and love,

Scot

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#126972 - 05/17/04 09:26 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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You forgot "Rudy"

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#126973 - 05/17/04 09:27 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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and Shawshank Redemption.

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#126975 - 05/17/04 09:57 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I kn they are chick flicks, but Steel Magnolias &
Mystic Pizza (Gotta love Julia Roberts!)

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#126976 - 05/17/04 10:41 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Hope Floats
Mrs. Doubtfire (spelling?)
Soul Food
My Life as a House ( I think thatst the name)
ET
The Breakfast Club

OK I'll stop showing my soft side here :rolleyes:

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#126977 - 05/18/04 09:33 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Radio
Remember the Titans
Ben-Hur
Weekend at Bernie's (the first time you see it is the best)
Corrina, Corrina
Out of Africa

I'm sure I could think of bunches more.....

Kathy


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#126978 - 05/18/04 09:59 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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"Born Free"
Loved it as a kid. Still think it's great.

"The Wrath of Khan" "The Search for Spock" "The Voyage Home"
Better to watch all three in sequence. (Thanks, God, for the 'pause' button.) Best to watch "Space Seed" from the TV series right before starting the movies. Watching Spock learning about emotions is fascinating.

"Spiderman"
Loved the way it blew away "Harry Potter and the Cheap Merchandising" or whatever at the box office. Maybe I'm just a jealous Muggle, though.

"The Princess Bride"
Great family stuff. Just nutty enough.

"Finding Nemo"
Definitely enjoyed this on more than one level.

"Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron"
Loved the graphics in this. It was state of the art at its release. The story is fun, too.

"Jurassic Park"
Dinosaurs that look and act realistically. What more can one want in a movie? Heard there were some human actors, too. \:\)

"King Kong"
The original. Except for the unbelievable bit about a monkey killing a tyrannosaur (Kong's hands go inside its jaws and come back out?!), it was a great movie.

Want to see the Sci Fi channel's miniseries of "Dune." Hear a lot of good things about it, especially compared to the disappointing cinematic release from the 80's. Another great story mauled in the celluloid was "Enemy Mine," btw.

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Joe

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#126979 - 05/18/04 02:28 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Oh, yes, all these movies are great, but sometimes the ACCIDENTAL discoveries are still the best, like "The Dinner Game" and "Whale Rider."

Japanese animated movies, once you get past the SCADS of questionable pornographic ones (how can people who are so sensible be so addicted to truly kinky crap bordering on kiddy porn?), are truly great. One of the better recent examples is "Cowboy Bebop, The Movie, but anything done by Hayao Miyazaki ("The Castle of Cagliostro," "Spirited Away") can't be beat. Also, watch "Akira" for some scary stuff.

That's it for now. I could go on forever, but why should I when you guys are giving ME great ideas! \:D

Peace and love,

Scot

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#126980 - 05/18/04 07:38 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Ok this is embarrassing to say but its DragonBall Z for me . I'm 32 And I rant and rave more about it then my step kids . DBZ Super Saiyan all the way. Maybe its my inter child .????

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#126981 - 05/18/04 08:09 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Japanese animate? Now thats a whole different story \:D . I think I like the cartoon network more than my boys. I love Toonami ;\) .

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#126982 - 05/18/04 08:11 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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So where are -

Apocolypse Now - never get tired of that.

Dellicatessen. - strange French movie, but very funny.

Paris Texas. - Harry Dean Stanton at his best...

Repo Man - but he was good in this as well.

Blue Velvet. best scary film ever.

and

Withnail and I. - a very British movie, rent it if you can.

Dave

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#126983 - 05/18/04 08:46 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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A couple years ago I was the only person on two consecutive projects that I worked to have seen all the Pokemon movies. I stood in the rain waiting for tickets to one while my kids stayed warm and dry trashing our minivan. At least some of the family have sense in their heads, eh? \:D

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#126984 - 05/20/04 03:31 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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'Goodwill Hunting'

'Meet the Parents'

'Pirates of the Caribbean'

'As Good as it gets'

'Dances with wolves'

'Cry freedom'

'12 Monkeys'

'Forrest gump'

'Fight club'

'Groundhog day'

and, I thought the classic, funniest American movie ever was 'Airplane'!! (keep in mind, I felt it best just list my American movie favorites)

Leosha

Oh, and almost forget, 'Shawshank redemption', the most satisfying end scene of any movie ever!

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#126985 - 05/20/04 11:47 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Got into a debate with Brian Z, but the funniest movie ever!
"We are no longer the knights who say 'Ni.' We are now the knights who say 'Ikky Ikky Ikky Ikky, P'tang Zoopdah blohlfdsjfdslkjn. (Ni!)"

There are a couple of movies that mean something to me even if they are not my all time favorites.

Eye roll please…

A Knight’s Tale

You know, ‘cause it’s about a guy that goes up against the bullies and “Changes the stars” by going from a peasant to royalty. Finding out that one’s self worth should not be based on social status or what other people think, but believing in yourself and not giving up.

Plus it has a good soundtrack. It may be corny listening to Queen during a joust but the directors had a point. If they put in classical music, that is exactly how we would hear it, as classical music. But back then, what we call classical music was the pop music of the day.

The other movie that means something to me is 28 Days.
I watch that movie on the anniversary of my last drink, which just happens to be five years ago last Saturday.


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#126986 - 05/20/04 12:28 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Im'e showing my age.

12 Angry Men with Henry Fonda

Cat on a hot tin Roof

Appocalypse now with the only two sane people being Martin Shean and marlon Brando

ET I was truly mesmerized by it.

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#126987 - 05/22/04 12:54 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Mike,

You're not showing your age. "12 Angry Men" is a classic and will remain so until the end of history.

Same for "Fail Safe." Scary then, scary now.

A few classics from my vault:

Written on the Wind - Great melodrama. All that was great about late '50s-early '60s film. Overblown, overwrought, overcolored ("In Technocolor!" \:D ), and overacted, despite the excellent cast in it.

Inherit the Wind - in an age when we're debating this stuff still, hard to argue with Spencer Tracy'd character, and hard to feel sympathy for Frederick March.

Judgment at Nuremburg - Not the first trial, but the "judges' trial." Still great and asks the right questions about that age. plus, I STILL have a crush on Marlena Dietrich. Old when I was young, dead now, she's STILL a great woman.

Solaris (the first one) - Great psychological sci-fi. Plus Leo didn't mention a Russian movie, so I had to add at least one. :p \:D

Battleship Potemkin So far ahead of it's time in a lot of the cinematographic arts. Eisenstein was a genious and we're still using the stuff he developed. Another one for you, Leo!

The Maltese Falcon - Humphrey Bogart Rules! 'Nuff said!

Casablanca - Ditto!

And, from the "modern classics" (are they old enough yet?) department, how the HELL could I forget "The Lord of the Rings" cycle? An ambitious attempt at bringing these books to life, and they pulled it off!

Just a few more to add.

Peace and love,

Scot

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#126988 - 05/22/04 03:40 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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In no particular order, other the the 30's spectaculars first.

Wizard of Oz
Gone with the wind
Frankenstein
Dracula
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, etc.
Modern Times
Wuthering Heights
The 39 Steps
Treasure Island
Topper
Swiss Family Robinson
Spartacus
The Thin Man
King Kong
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
All Quiet on the Western Front

Midnight Cowboy
Easy Rider
Joe
The Summer of '42
Lady Jane
Eleni
El Topo
The Little Mermaid
The Lion King
Dumbo
Pieces of April - in stores now. All about life, loss, love and hope.
In America - ditto for everything I said about Pieces of April, but those two girls are real-life sisters and will make you smile for days.
Mystic River
All of Me - outrageous physical comedy, hilarious concept. Steve Martin in top form.
My Blue Heaven - "Have a Nice Day!" - "F*ck You." Hot, Hot, Hot. Hilarious - Steve Martin again - no physical comedy, but a laugh riot.

L.A. Story - One more Steve Martin. Hysterical satire of life in the Fast Lane when NO ONE is driving.

Greetings and Hi Mom ( a two-part story, Brian DePalma's first two movies, DeNiro's first leading roles)
Jean De Floret and Manon of the Spring - another two parter, and two of the most visually beautiful, and human I've ever seen.)

Bachelor Party - some of my fondest memories when watching that movie)

Cry Uncle - Noir reinvented in the '70s., but so satiricly, blantantly funny it makes you squirm.

Bonnie and Clyde - a Love Story for the ages.

Star Wars and Star Trek - the first ones.

Empire of the Sun - Spielberg at his most visually AND emotionally engaging. A pure joy.

Blood Simple - the Coen brothers first film. Gripping crime story. Passion, lust, betrayal, murder.

The Butterfly Effect - could be triggering, but I can't help being fascinated, even awed by the ideas it creates, in spite of itself, regarding memory and trauma and recovery.

The Lion in Winter - Kate Hepburn & Peter O'Toole version.

Sunset Boulevard. Murky-Mega-MeloDrama

Days of Wine and Roses - ouch!

Hud - Oh, so that's lust (PG).

Body Heat - Lust, (R).

The Last Wave - Peter Weir - Other Realities, 101. Try to find a scene without water in it.

Little Buddah - Oneness. You can hear it if you listen.

Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs - M. Night Shyamalan is on a roll and these movies are dense with meaning and emotion. Edgy and curious.

Stuck on You - Funny and touching.

Jackie Brown - Sassy.

House of Sand and Fog - Sad, Sad, Sad, but the Sun still rises every morning.

Run, Lola, Run - Breathless.

American Splendor - Only in America.

The Missing - Scary shit. But Love conquers all. And Girl Power too.

Charlies Angels - Speaking of Girl Power and cute and funny. It's like an amusement park ride.

Wonderland - like watching an accident. Absorbing.

28 Days Later - Fresh take on horror. Kill or be killed. Submit or be killed. Could you, Would you survive?

Owning Mahowny - All about addiction - Gambling in this case.

Melvin Goes to Dinner. - Oops. Did I say that out loud?

Something for Everyone - but winner takes all. You gotta watch out for the quiet ones.

Read my Lips - different, raw, sexy love story.

Heaven - Cate Blanchette. She's amazing. Stars in "The Missing" too. This movie is sad but sweet. A great confusion of deep feelings and emotions. It feels true and liberating. If you think you have nothing to lose, does what you do matter? To anyone? If you desire something, what will you pay or give up for that thing? And what will you take on? Thought-provoking. Very.

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman - Ya gotta eat. Ya gotta live. Ya gotta keep going.

Resurrection - The movie version, with Ellen Burstyn - Love lifts us up where we belong.

Tucker - Vision versus Reality.

Antwone Fisher. - What can I say? Who will cry for the little boy, who cries inside of me?

Cast Away on an Azure Sea... - the original version. In fact, any Lina Wertmueller film, but take care, some are dark and scary.

Talk to Her, All about My Mother, Women of the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, High Heels, Law of Desire, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down -- all the films of Pedro Almodovar. I always want to know his characters, I always feel like I do.

Spun & Go -(that's two separate titles) What these kids are up to these days.

School of Rock - it just rocks all ways around.

Pump up the Volume - the first half anyway - gritty, realistic moments of coming of age, great sountrack, but the ending goes too hollywood.

American Beauty - this feels like a guilty pleasure, but I'm not sure why. Thought-provoking and maybe a little uncomfortable.

Solaris - Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?

Sixteen Candles - goofy, lovable teens becoming who they are.

That's it off the top of my head. Time for a snack now too. I love movies, I could go on and on.

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#126989 - 05/22/04 07:55 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I can sit here at my computer and watch TV at the same time - good planning eh ?

John Carpenters 1976 movie classic "Assault on Precinct 13" has just started, and I don't care how many times I've seen it before, I'll watch it again tonight. \:D

Dave

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#126990 - 05/24/04 10:53 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Yeah Don!! Animal Crackers!!! I forgot about that one!

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#126991 - 06/06/04 03:01 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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A few more (always with me!)

Lost In Translation - Considering what I do for a living, how could I NOT name this movie? A good study in friendship and culture clashes.

The Terminator (first one) - "He'll hunt you down and kill you. That's what he does! That's ALL he does!!" Michael Biehn deserved a better career.

The other Terminator movies - generated the all time greatest tag line (used in the first, made famous in the other two), "I'll be back." Also, "F**k you, @$$hole."

Seven - Scary.

L.A. Confidential - Good detective story.

"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" - Noticing a Kevin Spacey thread here?

"Police Academy" - Funny. The FIRST one.

"Pitch Black" - Good for an "Alien" ripoff. Plus Vin Diesel rocks! Yes, he does!

"XXX" - I was the ONLY guy in America to love this movie, plus, dare I say it again, Vin Diesel ROCKS!

Enough for now.

Peace and love,

Scot

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#126992 - 06/06/04 06:30 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Originally posted by crisispoint:
A few more (always with me!)

Lost In Translation - Considering what I do for a living, how could I NOT name this movie? A good study in friendship and culture clashes.
Andrei and I watched this movie together, because I really like Bill Murray (did I list 'stripes' and 'What about Bob?' as favorites? I should have!) I think for us, it WAS 'Lost in translation'. I was looking at him, he's looking at me, like 'What the f&*& is this movie about??' But, as he so succinctly put it, Scarlett Johanssen has a nice ass. So we did watch the whole thing! ;\)

Leosha

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#126993 - 06/06/04 08:49 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I don't even know most of the movies and the actors you people are naming. (I know how the original Star Trek pilot "The Cage" became the two part episode "The Menagerie" during the sixties, though!) So perhaps my education is lacking. I guess I should make it a point to learn about Scarlett Johanssen, for instance.

Anyway, I was about to come back to this thread today anyway. I'm home watching over a 4 year old after I stood in line this morning to get 1 adult and 2 child tickets to "Harry Potter and Whatever It Is This Time" for my wife and the older kids to see it tonight.

So, I will now publicly compliment myself for being such a nice Muggle! \:D

Thanks,

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#126994 - 06/06/04 08:55 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Joe,

http://www.fandango.com! No more standing in line! \:\)

Leosha

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#126995 - 06/06/04 09:15 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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A Walt Disney mini feature "Donald in Mathmagic Land".

It's the best movie of all time.

After that, I have a large list of favorites.

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#126996 - 06/06/04 09:29 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Doesn't Donald already live in Flatland? \:D

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#126997 - 06/06/04 11:02 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Donald Duck enters Mathmagic land and has a jam session with Pythagorus and learns how math is connected to all music. Then he learns about the mysteries of the pentagram, the secrets of the golden rectangle, how the rectangle has been used in art and architecture, the orbits of the planets, how to play billiards using the diamond system, and all kinds of things about the mysteries of math in the universe.

It's a scaled down version of The Harmony of the Spheres and a couple of other things. lol

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#126998 - 06/08/04 10:38 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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the secrets of the golden rectangle
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#126999 - 06/14/04 05:20 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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EXPECTO PATRONUM!

Sorry, I just saw the new Harry Potter. Um, if you haven't read the books yet or seen the movies, (you have to do both) I think you should. Cause after all, we each have our own Lord Voldemort, right?

Just like Harry, we survived!


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#127000 - 06/15/04 02:49 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Some more.
The Passion of The Christ (I cried before my date)
Aladin
Beauty and THe Beast
Moulin Rouge
SOuth Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (LOve South PArk)
8 Seconds (Seen in hundreds of times and it still makies me cry)
The Lion King
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Harry Potter films (Love the books, love the movies)
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#127001 - 06/16/04 08:17 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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it's a wonderful life

jesus christ superstar (the one filmed on location)

waterworld

the postman

star trek, the big screen, all of them

all quiet on the western front (the one i saw had the actor that played john boy on the waltons, can't recall the name...richard thomas?)

shawshank redemption

schindler's list (the power in that film...)

the roots saga (if i am ever blessed with another child, i always wanted to reenact that most powerful scene, for me, when kutakinte's father held him up right after his birth and said, "behold, the only thing greater than yourself!" under the night sky)

there are more, and some were repeats, but the top two in my list are the top two movies for me. anything by steve martin (loved "the jerk"!). tom hanks, from "big" onwards (though i will leave out "joe versus the volcano" \:\) ). "the shootist". anything by james stewart. yes, i enjoy the john wayne movies as well. my favorite one there is "the quiet man", definitely not the usual duke film.

okay, that's it for me.

btw, it's not a movie, but the best tv series has to be stargate: sg1.

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#127002 - 06/16/04 08:33 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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#127003 - 06/16/04 10:45 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Oh Brad! Wasn't it wonderful? Didn’t Betty radiantly beautiful? Oh I can't believe it an hour ago she was just plain old Betty Munro, and now… now she's Mrs. Ralph Hapshat!

(That's HapSHIT, and she was better off an hour ago!)



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#127004 - 06/17/04 09:44 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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"Driving Miss Daisy"

and

Disneys "Peter Pan" and "Peter Pan II" (The Return To Neverland). I dont watch the film I watch my grandaughters face, shes three. There is nothing on this earth that compares to that.

Oh yes and "Ice Age" (just the opening credits with the squirrel)

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#127005 - 06/17/04 12:03 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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i forgot to toss in anything by mel brooks. the men in tights movie was great. i think my favorite part is when the abbot is in his procession and a heckler pulls a "lou costello" routine of "hey aabbbott!" and of course, history of the world, part II. the scene of the guy walking down the streets of ancient rome with a boombox playing "funkytown" was priceless. with the nod above to lou costello, i think the best comic duo would have to be abbot and costello.

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#127006 - 06/17/04 12:23 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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It's good to be the king!
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Oh boys! Look what I got here!



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#127007 - 06/17/04 12:37 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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How about

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.

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#127008 - 06/21/04 12:13 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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History of the World, Part 1
Dances With Wolves
Pearl Harbor
Love, Actually
American History X
The Sixth Sense
THe Rimg
50 First Dates

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#127009 - 07/06/04 11:27 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I saw Day After Tomorrow this weekend. I thought it was pretty cool, watching the West Side Highway get hit with a storm surge... woof, no more traffic worries there man!


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#127010 - 07/06/04 08:10 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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curtis,
you saw the day after tomorrow the day before yesterday? \:\)

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- I inherit through my choice. I build through my affirmation. It is through my freedom that I nurture, or fade into autonomy
- I was not given to serve life, but to embrace it

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#127011 - 07/06/04 10:28 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Oh god... my head hurts...


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#127012 - 07/06/04 11:13 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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aye, that got my head spinning. I'll just watch the Today show today.

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#127013 - 07/07/04 08:39 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I can't watch TODAY today, I don't have time today, so I have to tape it and watch it tomorrow, which will make it yesterday...

You know I was on TODAY once, I think it was 1997.


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#127014 - 07/07/04 09:38 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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hear the story of the visiting professor in honolulu? last day of lecturing he got up for his final address and opened with..."i am here today, but gone to muai"

\:D

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- I inherit through my choice. I build through my affirmation. It is through my freedom that I nurture, or fade into autonomy
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#127015 - 07/07/04 12:53 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I can't even BEGIN to come up with a response to that!

Hey I just remembered a movie!

Real Genius

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Something strange happened to me this morning.


Was it a dream where you see yourself in, sort of, Sun God robes, on a pyramid, with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?

No.

Why am I the only person that has that dream?



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#127016 - 07/07/04 01:04 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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I just found what you will either think is the coolest site or the dumbest site, depending on your taste in humor.

useless movie quotes

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Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up . . . we'll all get up . . . it'll be anarchy!
Name that movie!


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#127017 - 07/07/04 01:46 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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When I was a young kid, my Mom used to let me stay up late, een though I had to go to school the next day.

At that time (B.C. - before cable), NBC had Today, Tonight, and Tomorrow shows.

Now, I could understand watching "the Tonight Show" as it started at 11:30 p.m., E.T. It was still tonight.

And I could understand watching "the Today Show," because it began at 7 a.m. E.T. It was Today, after all.

But "Tomorrow?" It started at 1 a.m. E.T., so it wasn't "Tomorrow," it was today. But "Today" didn't start until "Later" (Oh, God, not THIS now!), and it wouldn't be tomorrow until 12 a.m., when "Tonight" was on, and it wasn't tonight anymore, but tomorrow..................


MY BRAIN HURTS!!!!!!!!!!! (Monty Python's G.B. Gumby's voice)

\:D :p

Amazing, This started as a movie thread. Now there's only puns. When will it all end?

Oh, by the way, in keeping with my original idea....Saw "Spider-Man 2." It rocks!

Peace and love,

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#127018 - 07/07/04 01:48 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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P.S. Roland,

Catch 22?

Scot

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#127019 - 07/07/04 03:15 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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No, its from The Breakfast Club you neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.

Come on! I thought we were the same age! \:D


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#127020 - 07/07/04 03:54 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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We are man, we are! But I HATED the Brat Pack, so why the Hell would I watch a movie FEATURING them?

Except Molly Ringwald. She was as cute as a button.

And Emilio Estevez. HE was as cute as a button too, and I'm always attracted to the "bad boys."

Again, DAMN my sexual abiguity!

(ahem)

Anyway, see "Spider-Man 2." (Sexual ambiguity sense tingling!)

\:D

Oh, by the way, since I'm rambling anyway, they reissued the "Spider-Man" DVD with a thrid disc of "new" material to promote the sequal. I ALREADY have the first one, but they've included new material to make me want to buy the damn thing over again! Shameless! Has anyone noticed that DVD's are fast becoming a marketing whore's dream? I mean, how many versions of THE SAME DAMN MOVIE DO THEY WANT ME TO BUY?!? This crap started with older movies, then it was raised to a frigging art form with "The Lord of the Rings!"

(ahem)

I'm back from my tangents. I trust you all have enjoyed the trip.

Anyway, see "Fahrenheit 911." And don't elect Bush this time either.

Sorry.

Peace and love,

Scot \:D

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#127021 - 07/07/04 07:02 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Scott,

I won't watch anything made by THAT man. I don't know why he claims this to be his 'hometown', it isn't . But I won't go there and sorry for mentioning it. \:D

Curtis,

Molly is quite as a button.


This week I saw four movies (videoes/DVDs) :
50 First Dates. So-so, but Drew Berrymore is darn cute.
Chasing Liberty. Now this was a good movie.
Master and Commander. Not as good as the Horatio Hornblowers on A&E.
Lion King 1-1/2. Maybe they should have called it 1-1/4, because it is about a 1/4 as good as Lion King.

[edited to correct name of movie]

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#127022 - 07/07/04 07:13 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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animated movies? classic disney, all the way. the stuff nowadays is nothing more than 90 minute commercials for all the nonsense sold in relation to it. classic disney told stories, with some marketing, but it was the stories that mattered. okay, off my soap box \:D

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- I inherit through my choice. I build through my affirmation. It is through my freedom that I nurture, or fade into autonomy
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#127023 - 07/08/04 11:07 AM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Theo, if you're going to hate movies because the marketing whores attached everything to them, you may just have to sit out the summer and Christmas/holiday release season.

But at least they weren't so blatent this time around with "Spider-Man 2."

Has anyone else noticed that this whole "product placement" thing is getting out of hand? At first, it was pretty simple and classy: use only a certain type of car, a nanosecond shot of a Coke/Pepsi/whatever vending machine, and so on. NOW, they practically WAVE the product in front of you (the first "Spider-Man" did this with Dr. Frigging Pepper) and make damn sure there are tie-in ads everywhere. Even high-quality magazines like GQ (they did this with Bond/Rolex and MIB/Ray-Ban) runs tie-in ads.

*sigh*

I'm back from my tangent. Hope you enjoyed the return trip.

Oh, yes, borrowed "Topsy Turvy" from the library. Has a limited appeal (anyone here like Gilbert & Sullivan operettas?), but it was a damn funny movie.

Actually, anyone who hasn't done so, check out the classsics section in your video store/on-line rental/library shelves. Either check out an oldie you haven't seen before or one you haven't seen in a while. It can be fun! I just did it with "The Missles of October."

Peace and love,

Scot

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#127024 - 07/08/04 07:46 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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How about the French film "Delicatessen" by Jeunet & Caro, and starring people we've never heard of.

It's surreal, bizarre, strange and very very funny. Search it out on video or dvd, treat yourselves.

Dave

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#127025 - 07/08/04 07:57 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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Roland, I knew where that quote came from. Sometime I scare myself.

Scot, Susanna and Andrei went to see Farenheit 911 last week. Susanna despises Michael Moore MORE than George Bush right now (of course, the near fistfight with a lady in the theater didn't improve her mood). Andrei didn't understand the whole thing, but even he, with his limitations on the English language, felt it was very 'slanted'. I fear that many people who go to see it will see it thinking it factual documentary, rather then Michael Moore's bloated opinion and ego.

Bill, I'm with you. I myself would not see it. Not that I engage in the politics of this country. But I am also someone who has seen enough of how what one person says, even if it is recorded, how it can be twisted to look either way. It is just same as statistics. You can find a number to 'prove' anything. It's all quite bullshit.

Leosha

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#127026 - 07/14/04 04:59 PM Re: The Best Movies of All Time (In my opinion!)
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These are relatively old but I like them very much:
American beauty;
Y tu mama tabien;


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