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Postby AndyWx80 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:40 pm

heathers
dirty dancing
footloose
girls just wanna have fun
wet hot american summer

god, that was embarrassing.
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Postby uwstudent » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:03 pm

Airplane!

(which is still the funniest damn movie)
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Postby mrak » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:38 pm

AndyWx80 wrote:god, that was embarrassing.

Any honest list of this type usually is.

To wit: in my case, certain Bruckheimer-produced adrenaline-fests, like The Rock and Enemy of the State. To me, they're the crack of filmed entertainment.
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Postby auntgoodness » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:19 pm

Chances Are (Now that one's embarrassing, srsly.)
Mean Girls
Legally Blond
Cruel Intentions
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Postby pjbogart » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:43 am

I find that there's a difference between the brilliant movie and the endlessly watchable movie, though I admit sometimes they intersect. Some movies just have a quality to them that make them viewable over and over and over. I'm sure it's different for all people, based upon their tastes and maybe some Freudian mumbo jumbo.

Movies I can pop in any time and enjoy:

Stand By Me
Signs
The Shining
Jaws
The Princess Bride
Fried Green Tomatoes
Poltergeist
Rosemary's Baby
Seven
The Silence of the Lambs
Annie Hall
When Harry Met Sally
Willow

I also enjoy any of the the following series, good and bad:

Alien
Harry Potter
Star Wars
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Postby boston_jeff » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:55 am

Silence of the Lambs yes. I spend half my life speaking in Jame Gumb's voice.
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Postby pjbogart » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:21 pm

depinmad wrote:speaking of stephen king

the dead zone, with christopher walken. not that anthony michael hall tv bullshit.


Stephen King is given writing credits for a whopping 108 productions, most of them feature length films. It's easy to forget some of his books turned into movies, usually because the book was mediocre or the film was just plain terrible. He also has a long list of things that were pretty loosely adapted works, based upon short stories that may or may not have resembled the movie they became. Anyone who read "The Lawnmower Man" and then saw the movie probably wonders how you can blame him for that atrocious work, given that it had nothing to do with his story.

I see that "The Talisman" is finally listed as coming up, but it says 2009 and still in pre-production, so maybe not.

I like a lot of Stephen King's B-grade horror movies, but a lot of them are downright terrible, too.
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Postby O.J. » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:46 pm

pjbogart wrote:
I see that "The Talisman" is finally listed as coming up, but it says 2009 and still in pre-production, so maybe not.


As a TV miniseries? I shudder at the thought of The Stand, redux.
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Postby Marvell » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:34 pm

boston_jeff wrote:Silence of the Lambs yes. I spend half my life speaking in Jame Gumb's voice.


This just came up the other night.

My new apartment has a closet within another closet, which I was showing off to my guests. One of the guests turned to me and cocked an eyebrow.

"Lemme guess," she said. "'It puts the lotion on its skin,' etcetera?"
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Postby supaunknown » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:54 pm

Did you eat his liver with some Favre beans?
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Postby Marvell » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:03 pm

supaunknown wrote:Did you eat his liver with some Favre beans?


And a nice white whine!

It goes so well with Favre beans...
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Postby boston_jeff » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:17 pm

Marvell wrote:
boston_jeff wrote:Silence of the Lambs yes. I spend half my life speaking in Jame Gumb's voice.


This just came up the other night.

My new apartment has a closet within another closet, which I was showing off to my guests. One of the guests turned to me and cocked an eyebrow.

"Lemme guess," she said. "'It puts the lotion on its skin,' etcetera?"


"Oh wait, is she a great big fat person?"
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Postby dave esmond » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:24 pm

Let's see.

Written On The Wind
All About Eve
Sunset Blvd
Royal Tanenbaums
Smokey & The Bandit
Pitch Black
Kill Bill (both)
Bullitt
Harvey
My Neighbor Totoro
Princess Mononoke
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Constantine
XXX
The Transporter (both)
Step Into Liquid
Pretty much any Bruce Brown surf movie



Some I know why I can't turn away. Some I have no good reason to sit thru again, heck even once.
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Postby supaunknown » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:00 pm

I can't help watching Mike Judge's Office Space and Idiocracy when they're on.

"Go away ... 'batin'!"
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Postby robbie webber » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:22 pm

I can't vouch for movie on TV, since no cable=few movies, but here is my fairly short list of "movies I will watch over and over." These have all held up over time.

Casablanca (I can't believe no one has mentioned it!)
Butch Cassidy
The Sting - Redford and Newman made two of the all time classics.
Bull Durham
Star Wars - really only the first
Indiana Jones - only the first
Blade Runner
Moonstruck

More recently, the ones below, I could see becoming part of my classic repertoire. We will have to see how they hold up.
Harry Potter
Fargo
Men in Black

Now I'm sure I've forgotten many more of my favorites, and others will bring them up. I'll try not to pop in and say, "Me too."
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