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Movies

Ok, so y’all aren’t a real talkative crowd today, maybe work’s got you down (like me). So, what are your five favorite movies? Me, I like, Star Wars (the original), The Godfather I & 2, Dead Poets Society and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.  

Your turn cuz it’s a slow news day and I am fresh outta outrage.

25 comments to Movies

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take some liberties:
    LOTR extended 1,2,3.
    Fifth Element
    Woodstock
    Galaxy Quest
    Les Miserable 20th Anniversary Concert

    with SO:
    On Golden Pond
    Crush
    Pride and Prejudice BBC Special Edition
    Bridget Jones
    About a Boy

    with family
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    Monsters Inc
    Mary Poppins

    btw – who watches movies when internet addiction is so relationship ruining anyway?

  • Anonymous

    Steel Magnolias
    Crouching Tiger
    Apocalypse Now
    Gremlins-aww the kitchen :)
    The Shining-original

  • Anonymous

    Fifth Element
    -no matter how many times I watch it, it gets better every single time. Amazing.

    Stand By Me
    -A fantastic story about growing up. Trancends periods for me. Reminds me of my own childhood, and the adventures I’d take.

    Christmas Vacation
    -Holiday classic that I watch every year.

    Trains Plains and Automobiles
    Tommy Boy
    Dumb and Dumber
    -These are three of the best comedies ever made. Repeated viewings do nothing to diminish their hilarity.

    And of course Star Wars (mostly) and LotR are in thier own category of coolness.

  • Anonymous

    Elvis Gratton and La guerre des Tuques, but you can’T know that

    Any movie with John Candy or Chevy Chase ,those are classics !

  • Anonymous

    The Remains of the Day

    Eraserhead

    Network

    Taxi Driver

    Toy Story

    The Hustler

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Waking Life

    Night of the Living Dead

    Ragtime

  • Anonymous

    Black Cat, White Cat  (Emir Kusturica)
    The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)
    Ghost Dog (Jim Jarmusch)
    Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
    Pi (Darren Aronofsky)

  • Anonymous

    Wild Bunch
    Godfather I/II
    Dr. Strangelove
    La Dolce Vita

  • Anonymous

    Screw it…most of you know me by now.

    Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    The Meaning of Life
    Romeo & Juliet (Zefferelli’s version)
    Vanishing Point
    Barry Lyndon
    Braveheart & Rob Roy
    The Exorcist & Alien
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Candy’s right.

  • Anonymous

    I have to go with:

    Blazing Saddles
    The Big Chill
    The Adventures of Buckeroo Bonzai
    Silverado
    Alien

  • Anonymous

    forgot Dr. Strangelove.

  • Anonymous

    Wings of Desire
    Donnie Darko
    American Splendor
    Fanny and Alexander
    Stalker

  • Anonymous

    Spirited Away. Just so eerily beautifully weird.

  • Anonymous

    The Manchurian Candidate
    Dr. Zhivago
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Seven Beauties
    Shampoo
    Trading Places
    Young Frankenstein
    Cousin, Cousine

  • Anonymous

    Gangs of New York

  • Anonymous

    Brazil, too.(two)

  • Anonymous

    Well, I guess I could put any five of Kieslowski’s Decalogue on but I’ll treat it as one.  And it is originally a TV series. Start off either at the beginning or with the devestating ‘Thou shalt not kill’ (also released as a full length feature under the title ‘A short film about killing’

    Andrzej Wajda Kanal. About the Warsaw Uprising – not a cheerful movie

    Andrzej Wajda The Promised Land Epic of the industrial revolution in Poland. Not a cheerful movie

    Roman Polanski Knife in the Water Thriller of existentialist alienation.  

    Now without friendly things like Amazon to jog my memory I’m not sure whether it was Janusz Nesdorf’s [the] Unloved [woman] (Niekochana) or Wojciech Has’ How to be loved (Jak byc kochana) that I did love but one of them anyways.

    I also liked films that didn’t generally get great reviews like Kieslowski’s Blind Chance (much better, original version of Run Lola Run), Wajda’s Holy Week – good holocaust flick, and the first serious movie to be made about post communist Poland, the very violent thriller ‘Dogs’ (two ex secret police types, one allowed to remain as a normal cop, the other not and who becomes a mobster)  I think I really liked Tadeusz Konwicki’s Last Day of Summer but again, can’t remember for sure – it’s been a while.

    (this is my way of avoiding that silly five film limit)

  • Anonymous

    amd was played in NYC as a cult fave 2 sections a once all summer in an art house- maybe someone will pick it up again for the summer movie doldrums-

    <<begin rant>
    although the way old theaters are closing down here (Beekman just closed) I don’t know if there’s going to be any public venue for non-action-adventure stuff since dvd and huge flat screens are privatizing the movie experience.

    Good technology but too bad for social interaction- there’s something wonderful about sitting in an audience full of strangers watching a film that’s not present, no matter how big a screen you have at home…..
    </rant&gt

  • Anonymous

    Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac … It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”, “Caddyshack,” 1980.

  • Anonymous

    So I jumped port in hong kong and made my way over to tibet. I got a job loopin’ over in the himalayas, you know a pro jock. So i get a job loopin’ for none other than the dhali llama himself, the bald head, the flowing robes…striking! So we get up on the first tee and he whacks off about a 10,000 foot crevice down into this glacier, a big hitter the llama….Long. So he turns to me and says oonga-lagoonga..oonga-googa-lagrunga. So we finish 18 and he starts to walk off…you know tries to stiff me and I say hey Dhali!! hey Llama!! How about somethin’ for the effort you know? ….a little moola and says Oh there will be no money but on your deathbed you will receive total consciousness….so I got dat goin for me….which is nice!

  • Anonymous

    included in all Chevy chase and John Candy movies !

  • Anonymous

    comedy of all time

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