Saturday Evening Movie Thread 06-08-2019 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Recall, Recall, Recall

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For some reason, after my last post you guys seemed kind of depressed and existentially Swedish, so I decided to try and perk you up with some bloody violence. Let's revisit Total Recall!


The 80s/1990

There was something magical about action movies in the 80s. They were big, brash, and unapologetic about their motives. They were about big men doing big manly things. They starred the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. They burned gasoline in huge explosions in exotic locations without apology. They knew what they were and they embraced it with gusto.

One of the directors of this era was Paul Verhoeven, a Dutch filmmaker who came to Hollywood to blow stuff up real good. His first major Hollywood film was Robocop after which he got hired by Carolco Pictures after they bought the rights to Philip K. Dick's short story "We'll Remember It for You Wholesale" and a group of six screenwriters (including Alien's Dan O'Bannon) blew it up into an action spectacular. The amazing thing, especially considering the number of screenwriters, is that the final product is not only cohesive whole but that it's also got some thematic depth to it as well.

Themes? On Mars?

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What makes a man a man? It's a common enough theme, but the fact that it gets explored using the science fiction technology as a launching point is what makes Total Recall more than just a movie with splodey action. Quaid is just a construction worker when he goes into Rekall to have a memory of a spy mission implanted in his head for a measly 1100 credits. Something goes wrong and he's convinced he's a special agent. Papering over the memory jump, the techs then leave Quaid in a cab where he goes home to find his wife of eight years trying to kill him and talking about how they actually just met six weeks before.

Plot stuff and a trip to Mars later, and Quaid gains an audience with the Martian rebel leader, Kuato, a mutant on the belly of a man, who tells Quaid, "You are what you do. A man is defined by his actions, not his memory." Presented with the reality that Quaid's memories are going to be wiped out and replaced by his previous ego (Hauser), Quaid has a choice. He can fight to preserve who he is or he can give in and become another person. I think this partially goes against what Kuato said, but it digs into the actual theme of the film. If Quaid were to lose his memories and replace them with Hauser's, he'd be Hauser and defined by what Hauser had done, but Quaid is making the choice to be a certain person. He's making the change to stay the good guy he thinks he is instead of succumbing to what he had been previously. It's that choice, that exercise of free will to do what he thinks is right in the face of great obstacles, that defines him.
That's some pretty good intellectual depth to a movie with a guy who grows out of another guy's belly.


But…Splosions and Mutants!

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Yeah, I love the movie partially for the way it makes me think, but I also love it because of the splosions and it's pitch black sense of humor.

There's something very tactile about the overall look of the film that helps draw in an audience. If this movie had been made ten years later, it'd be full of terrible CGI, but as the second most expensive movie ever made up to that point, they didn't have the computer tools such a production would have later. No, they used their tens of millions of dollars on sets, miniatures, props, makeup, and matte paintings, and the movie looks fantastic for it. My favorite single effect is probably Benny's mutant arm that you only ever see in a pair of shots. It's slimy, tactile, and beautifully articulated so it moves in several different directions at once.

There's also a great sense of reality with the weapons and violence. There are no ray guns here, just futuristic guns that fire bullets. When those bullets his bodies, we get large blood splatters with real squibs. When the dome gets shot out, we see Arnold really swinging by a single hand on a rail. There's no question that Arnold and his environment are in the same place because they were. He wasn't on a green screen with composites.

The effect of humans going out into the Martian atmosphere is also really effective. It may or may not be realistic, but what it does do is feel genuinely there. They built puppets of the three actors faces and actually designed them so that they would inflate in disgusting ways, even going so far as to have Ronny Cox's eyes completely pop out.

And a special note on Kuato. He's the mutant in a man's belly, and he's fantastic. He's articulated so well with lips, eyelids, hands, arms, and a nose that all move. It took fifteen puppeteers to make him work. He's so amazing.


So Why?

Okay, I felt kind of bad about forcing Bergman on you all. He's not everyone's cup of tea, but I wanted to. On top of that, though, I wanted to follow up on an idea I had about a year ago.

I wanted to develop a canon for the HQ. The sort of list of movies that if the Ace of Spades HQ were a physical location, these would be the movies stacked up haphazardly against the TV in the corner. I imagine them as beat up VHS boxes where half of them were recorded off of network television. What would we have there? These would be the movies that we would gather around to throw on and cheer at, enjoy, and general commune with together. What would define us this way? This isn't about whether you like a movie or not, but whether you think it fits that sort of environment. Example: I love Bergman, but I would never expect a single Bergman film to be in this stack. If I were one of you and saw a Bergman movie in the list, I'd vote False on it because it doesn't belong.

This wouldn't be a list of the movies we thought were the greatest, just those that we would enjoy watching together the most. I imagine that Total Recall would be one of those beat up tapes, but I'm not the arbiter of this. The commenters are. So, I've finally developed a system that I think will work. Below is a true/false poll of ten movies that I chose because I think they'll fit. You will vote "Include" for the movie you think should get added to the stack and "Don't Include" for those you would toss out the window. 60% "Include" will be the cutoff for each individual film. If you've never seen a movie in the list, don't be afraid to vote "Don't Include" on it. Something enough of the Horde hasn't seen probably shouldn't be in the stack.

On top of that, I want to hear from you all. What movies are not included here that you would want to see? I've included an open ended box at the end for you to list what you might want to see. I'll try to make this at least semi-regular where I present the survey at the end of a post. I don't know how I'll permanently record the selections, but that's future TJM's problem. He's kind of a douche, leaving me all his problems, so I'll leave it to him. Douche.

Anyway, vote away!


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
IT: Chapter Two

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Swing Time

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:
Dumbo (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Full Review "I think it's really funny that Tim Burton made a movie about how much he hates Disney, and he got Disney to produce and distribute it." [Theater]
The Furies (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "I love the movie as it is, but there was room to make this a three-hour epic." [HULU]
Pulp Fiction (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) Full Review "It's an entire package of entertainment, thematic weight, and great characters." [Personal Collection]
Kill Bill (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) Full Review "I love this film completely. It's probably Tarantino's most satisfying work emotionally." [Personal Collection]
Smiles of a Summer Night (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Full Review "It's a fun little movie that I very much enjoy, but I just wish it could have been a bit more." [Personal Collection]
War and Peace (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) Full Review "Big novels really aren't appropriate material for the traditional theatrical film format. They're simply too big to capture even in three and a half hours." [Amazon Prime]
Thor (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Full Review "Overall, it's a solid film that looks great and works best at the bookends." [Personal Collection]
Planet Terror (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Full Review "It's an amusing way to spend 80 minutes, though it gets so gross that it will limit appeal." [Personal Collection]


Contact

Email any suggestions or questions to thejamesmadison.aos at symbol gmail dot com.

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I've also archived all the old posts here, by request. I'll add new posts a week after they originally post at the HQ.

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Comments

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1 Howdy

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 07:58 PM (uDh3k)

2 Crickets

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (uDh3k)

3 Rd

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (uDh3k)

4 Not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (zZbCU)

5 Just amusing myself here boss!

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (uDh3k)

6 I made plum preserves today. I assume that affected my testosterone levels.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:01 PM (uDh3k)

7 5 Just amusing myself here boss!
Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (uDh3k)

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It's not like there's content.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:01 PM (zZbCU)

8 Gyarrrraghhayyarrr!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:01 PM (kQs4Y)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 08:02 PM (arJlL)

10 Eris! Talk to me! In English.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:02 PM (uDh3k)

11 10 Eris! Talk to me! In English.
Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:02 PM (uDh3k)

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It was perfect Austrian.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:03 PM (zZbCU)

12 well, I hope we'd have Evil Dead.

all of em!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 07, 2019 08:04 PM (Rarvo)

13 You can tell which movies fit my canon since they're generally blu-rays of older flicks. The exception is where the blu-ray is too damned expensive, e.g. most of the Reanimator films.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 07, 2019 08:04 PM (7s3Gx)

14 TJM my parents spoke Austrian. That ain't it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:04 PM (uDh3k)

15 Mel Brooks classics.
Holy Grail; Life of Brian
Robin Hood -- Eroll FLynn
I could name 100 and still need more

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (1UZdv)

16
In bed, hacking up rotting chunks of my respiratory system.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (7rVsF)

17 I've had a lot of GAINZZZ over the last eight months. I might be able to hold my own with a middle school tough in a fight now.

But this little gut persists. Connection? I console myself by doing a mean Kuato impression: "Start the reactor, Quaid!" It's an Oscar-caliber performance.

If I ever attend a MoMe, I'll show you. Prepare to be impressed.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (H5knJ)

18 Total Recall was one of those dumb fun ones from back then.

Posted by: morigu at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (HkLzI)

19 How much time do we have to do the survey? I can't access it right now.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (DH7Uw)

20 Planet Terror had its moment, but Death Proof was the more satisfying part of Grindhouse. Stuntwoman Zoe Bell's terrifying ride clinging to the roof of the car was a nail-biter.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:06 PM (kQs4Y)

21 19 How much time do we have to do the survey? I can't access it right now.
Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (DH7Uw)

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I'll turn it off in a couple of days or so. You've got time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:06 PM (zZbCU)

22 I disagree, I always felt that Dick had a terrible sense of alienation and anomie; one of his principal points in his writing seems to be "if we start altering our perceptions to a degree that we cannot tell the difference between created fantasy and reality, how can we tell when we stop?"

He may also have been focused on "a man is what he does" but since most of his work are about dealing with aftermaths of disasters and abandonment, it might be more accurate to say that "a man is how he deals with the options he is given"

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:07 PM (xG/b0)

23 Yeah, but I'll never forgive verhouven for f*cking up Starship Troopers to a fare the well. No coming back from that.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 08:07 PM (qP61y)

24 "Doug, honey... you wouldn't hurt me, would you, sweetheart? Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we're married!"

Heh.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 07, 2019 08:07 PM (7s3Gx)

25 The Warriors is absolutely must have for the Horde-hideout. We riffed on it for *years* here at the HQ.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 07, 2019 08:08 PM (B4E8C)

26 Peak Sharon Stone was hawt

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 08:09 PM (1UZdv)

27 Hey everybody! TJM, thanks for another great movie thread! I didn't think there would be one this weekend so this is a nice bonus.

Latest Criterion pickup: Night Of The Living Dead. Amazon was selling them for less than $15, which is *way low* for any Criterion title. (And I found out why: the boxes are frankly a bit beat up.)

Also, I finally found a new movie I kinda wanna see: JOKER. I've been hearing it's "Marvel for Incels," but I'm also reading it's one of the best superhero movies to come out since The Dark Knight. Critical opinion seems to be sharply divided about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:09 PM (L2ZTs)

28
I made plum preserves today. I assume that affected my testosterone levels.
Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:01 PM (uDh3k)

*Manly fist-bump*

I canned plums today. I may do pears later.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:09 PM (xG/b0)

29 >26 Peak Sharon Stone was hawt
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 08:09 PM (1UZdv)



Hell yeah.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:09 PM (uDh3k)

30 I also wanted to remind everyone: the Criterion edition of Local Hero will be coming out in December. Blu-ray *and* DVD.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:09 PM (L2ZTs)

31 Oops, why did I say December? It's coming out THIS month, in September.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:10 PM (L2ZTs)

32 So right now I’m watching the trippy anime “Paprika”, which has some very groovy melty animation. In the story, a device that records dreams is stolen from a psychiatric facility and is – get this – used for nefarious purposes. The thief can use the device to connect to the main machine at the institute and manipulate the dreams of anyone linked in, even when they are awake. So people start to lose their grasp on reality.

It's not particularly engaging apart from the ballz-trippin' sequences. The Japanese male voice actors always sound like they’re trying to shit out a barb wire-wrapped pineapple, and the female voice actors are contractually obligated to have that high-pitched breathy girly voice. Paprika, who is the dream sprite counterpart to the serious female scientist running the project, is literally the classic Manic Pixie Dreamgirl.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:10 PM (kQs4Y)

33 TJM my parents spoke Austrian. That ain't it.
Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:04 PM (uDh3k)


*ahem*


G'Day Mate.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:10 PM (xG/b0)

34 what a list: i've only seen a couple of those, and not a single John Wayne movie to be seen on it.

this whole thing is rigged.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 08:10 PM (SL3Nf)

35 I think I suggested

Bad News Bears (1976)
Spies Like Us
Quick Change
Ghostbusters 1 n 2
Used Cars

There are others.

Posted by: Pete Polarek at September 07, 2019 08:10 PM (C1NyB)

36 But was it all just a dream?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 07, 2019 08:11 PM (87EdW)

37 >
I canned plums today. I may do pears later.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 201



Arrrrrrrr! A manly pair we are.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:11 PM (uDh3k)

38 Saw "IT: Part Two " today-

Very meh, baby.

I'd rate it a B-/C+. Not awful but way way way too long.

They could easily have cut an hour off the movie.

Plus, who knew Pennywise was all about the anti-teh ghey? But, he was!!!!111!! That homophobic bastard!!!!

Bonus theme of white men are the worst!!!! Evah!!!!

Lagniappe iconic scenes stolen from other horror movies that take you straight out of the movie each time they're used.

Badly needs a great editor.

Good acting. Great special effects. Some well done creepy scenes.

Check it out if you wish.

Probably better to wait until IT is on cable.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 07, 2019 08:12 PM (mIQCW)

39 TJM, my entry in the poll will be easy to spot. :-)

Also, last night I got a bit of traction in the ONT by asking about "Sheena," the 1984 flick with Tanya Roberts. At Amazon there's a line of blu-rays that have been released in packaging designed to look like old, beat-up VHS copies from a rental store. (The full season editions of Stranger Things on blu-ray also are made to look like VHS boxes from a video store with dusty shelves, apparently.)

One of the "Retro VHS" bluray editions is of the original Neighbors, starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd. Does anyone here recommend it? I've heard it's both funny and very, very weird.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:12 PM (L2ZTs)

40 Always rewatched movies:
Groundhog Day. Very zen.
10. Bewbz.
Live, Die, Repeat. Time travel done well. Funny. And what's her name.
Back to the Future. Time travel done well. Funny. Kissing your mother. Ewwww.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 08:13 PM (qP61y)

41 In bed, hacking up rotting chunks of my respiratory system.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (7rVsF)

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dibs on the big pieces!

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 08:13 PM (SL3Nf)

42 I liked Total Recall and will watch it if it's on but I don't own a copy, unlike The Fifth Element, which I do own a copy.

Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 08:13 PM (UUkQp)

43 I thought that We Can Remember It For You Wholesale was a wonderful story, a minor masterpiece. I was very disappointed that they blowed it up. (I didn't know that Total Recall was based on WCRIFYW at the time I saw it. I just thought it was a total rip off.)

One of the great things about Dick (are we doing phrasing?) is that his characters were not Princes of Mars or Kwisatz Haderach; they were just ordinary Joe Sixpacks. Total Recall missed that aspect entirely.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 07, 2019 08:13 PM (+y/Ru)

44

Speaking of Hauser...

Did anyone here ever see Hauser's Memory?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065819

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 07, 2019 08:13 PM (aKsyK)

45 Total Recall was one of the last movies I bought on VHS, before switching to DVD a few years later.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (L2ZTs)

46 Peanut Butter Falcon is a small movie with a big heart. Nice contrast to most of what's in the multiplex.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (1UZdv)

47 Hardbodies

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (QwmrN)

48 I started watching a series on Shudder called Deadwax. Not sure what I think of it. But it has a very H.P. Lovecraft vibe that is nice.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (H5knJ)

49 What guarantee do we have this "survey" of yours isn't stealing our personal information?

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (MVjcR)

50 fun movie. but a real objection i have is the disguise quato sed to get to mars. there's no way that woman's head and its mechanics could have fit over his head. they should have constructed a more believable cgi fx.

really bothers me every time i see the movie.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (Pg+x7)

51 Like Ignoramous said:

Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstien
History of the World part 1

Even High Anxiety is fun.

Posted by: Pete Polarek at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (C1NyB)

52 The Tom Cruise alien groundhog day movie, edge of tomorrow- l liked it

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 07, 2019 08:14 PM (87EdW)

53 used not sed

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (Pg+x7)

54 TJM, did you get your 4k blu-ray set of Apocalypse Now yet? Apparently it's a hit, I had to wait past the release date to get my copy from Amazon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (L2ZTs)

55 I saw "Total Recall" in the movie house. I thought it was pretty good. Didn't they activate a martian thingamajig and turn Mars habitable in the end or something like that?

For good action flicks from the 80's, I always liked "The Dogs of War". A man's movie.

Pretty close to the book and well done.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (Z+IKu)

56 How manly? I was showing my girlfriend how to split the plums with a knife by "grasping the plum firmly and drawing down and expelling the seed"

She turned red and laughed for five minutes.

I can't wait until I get her handling ripe figs.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (xG/b0)

57 Voted for most the films, and own them myself.

And for suggestion, how bout Animal House.

Posted by: Bete at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (Ojki1)

58 No mention of climate change? Mars was violently terraformed by interplanetary locusts.

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (kLDv+)

59 naturalfake, thanks for the review. I haven't seen either part of the new duology.

They've been running the Tim Curry version and it's still effective, even with the stop-motion crustacean.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (kQs4Y)

60
You know what's a damn good movie?
The Freshman.


You know what was a disappointing movie?
Family Business.

Good cast but the story and writing were weak.


Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:16 PM (hk7Bm)

61 to live and die in LA

the original Gone in 30 seconds.

Repo Man (i used to be one)

all the Dirty Hairy movies

John Ford's "Cavalry trilogy" (and just about everything else John Wayne was in: he had a few stinkers)


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 08:16 PM (SL3Nf)

62 Hairyback Guy, I saw Predator at the theater when it first came out in 1987.

Was in a then-brand-new Edwards theater with an apparently state-of-the-art (for 1987) surround sound system. It worked incredibly well. First movie that made me realize the valuable contributions of sound design to a great action flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:17 PM (L2ZTs)

63 Raw Deal- "You should not drink...und bake!"

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 07, 2019 08:17 PM (87EdW)

64 54 TJM, did you get your 4k blu-ray set of Apocalypse Now yet? Apparently it's a hit, I had to wait past the release date to get my copy from Amazon.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM (L2ZTs)

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Haven't bought it yet. Waiting for my War and Peace as well as Stalker, Strike, and Battleship Potempkin.

It's a Soviet month for me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:17 PM (zZbCU)

65 I'm a little surprised there was never a Team America sequel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (L2ZTs)

66 and anything with Kay Parker in it...

IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (SL3Nf)

67
Is it my senility or did I hear they're remaking TWINS?

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (hk7Bm)

68 Themes? On Mars?


Is there life on Mars?



It's a godawful small affairto the girl with the mousey hair

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (Ozrnt)

69 >
I can't wait until I get her handling ripe figs.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019



My plum technique is to cut down to the pit then roll the plum until I cut all around. Figs? Are you in CA?

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (uDh3k)

70 I'm also looking forward to "Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich: The Movie". ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (L2ZTs)

71 Second on to live and die in LA
overlooked classic

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (1UZdv)

72 and who could forget "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the 8th Dimension"?

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 08:19 PM (SL3Nf)

73 67
Is it my senility or did I hear they're remaking TWINS?
Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (hk7Bm)

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They were planning a sequel for years called Triplets with Eddie Murphy, I think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:19 PM (zZbCU)

74 You know what's a damn good movie?
The Freshman.
...
Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:16 PM (hk7Bm)


I really like that movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 08:19 PM (aS1PU)

75 Suggest the standard for the Canon include that it's the kind of movie you jump into it while channel surfing, no matter how many times you've seen it

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 08:20 PM (1UZdv)

76

btw, did you hear they're re-tooling Back To The Future?
Yeah, it'll be titled Black To The Future, with an all african-american cast, except
for Chuck Berry, he'll be Elvis.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:21 PM (hk7Bm)

77 74 You know what's a damn good movie?
The Freshman.
...
Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:16 PM (hk7Bm)

I really like that movie.
Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 08:19 PM (aS1PU)

"Is that...Mussolini?"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:22 PM (kQs4Y)

78 Total Recall, the Musical:

https://youtu.be/ej3Szj6WcCY


Almost all the Ahnold movies have been rendered into musicals by these two dudes. They are hysterical.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 08:22 PM (Mo1SD)

79 Suggested Blazing Saddles and Airplane.

Posted by: Empire1 at September 07, 2019 08:23 PM (Dn5hx)

80 62 qdbsteve "valuable contributions of sound design..."

absolutely. also, and notably, alan siivestri's score for "predator" is excellent and carries long passages of the movie.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 08:24 PM (Pg+x7)

81 This flick is cray. Here's a little taste:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-QpfLV8dQw

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

82 RoboCop, the Musical:

https://youtu.be/d0yuaUCKFII



Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 08:24 PM (Mo1SD)

83 You know what's a damn good movie?

The Freshman.

...

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:16 PM (hk7Bm)



The one with Harold Lloyd? That was on TCM last night

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (Ozrnt)

84 I like the Magnificent 7 because it is the story of a powerless oppressed group of people who hire Donald Trump.. I mean 7 imperfect men to save them, and in doing so, are moved to actually save themselves. They didn't hire 7 other farmers, they hired guys with the guts to take it on for the good of others. Like I said, they hired Donald Trump.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (/Fmtj)

85 How 'bout a little love for Kentucky Fried Movie?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (L2ZTs)

86 75. for me that would be 3 Days of the Condor and Thomas Crown Affair - original.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (DH7Uw)

87

lulz?

Wiki (of course) has a page of Movies Set In The Year 2020.
Annihilation Earth
Mission To Mars
Pacific Rim
Edge Of Tomorrow

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (hk7Bm)

88 Predator, the Musical:

https://youtu.be/qlicWUDf5MM


Okay, I'll stop now.

I have to. I'm laughing too hard.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (Mo1SD)

89 I re-watched "Black Mountain Side" and liked it much better than I did the first time around.

I still wished the creature had been more of a suggestion, a was-it-or-wasn't-it force, but it does work pretty well.

It's Lovecraftian and very much like "The Thing" in that you have a bunch of guys isolated in an archeological dig way up north. Also, it takes a while to tell them apart with all the beards and fuzzy hats.

Pretty good if you like that sort of think.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 07, 2019 08:26 PM (l9m7l)

90 No mention of climate change? Mars was violently terraformed by interplanetary locusts.
Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 08:15 PM


Turnabout is fair play

Posted by: Professor Bernard Quatermass at September 07, 2019 08:27 PM (zCabI)

91
Blade Runner and Running Man are both set in the year 2019?

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:27 PM (hk7Bm)

92 I watched "Total Recall" and probably about half way through it I realized it was based on a short story. Sure enough, credits roll, and it was based on the story I thought it was, "We can Remember it for you Wholesale."

For what it's worth, the short story is amusing and has a surprise ending.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (WEBkv)

93 Another SyFy story that I thought was great is Arthur C. Clarke's The Star. So far as I know, Hollyweird hasn't and isn't making a movie of it. I hope they don't and I shouldn't give them any ideas. They'd probably make Nicholas Cage the protagonist who is a transsexual priest who is a laser gun/hover board Olympic biathlete who's torn between the furry ex-nun or the ex-priest defrocked for abusing choir boys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (+y/Ru)

94 Schwarzenegger, Stallone, and Keanu Reeves are proof you don't need to be a good actor to be a star.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (VJZgq)

95 My plum technique is to cut down to the pit then roll the plum until I cut all around. Figs? Are you in CA?
Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (uDh3k)


Oregon. I live near Salem in the Willamette Valley. Figs do OK, but not fantastic.

My plum tree doesn't have a clinging seed so it pops right out if you cut just right and catch the flat end of the pit. Unfortunately they are not juicy and I can't use them to make jam or jelly but they can easily and they look like apricots in the jars.

Now, if you want a fantastic plum jelly, steam the plums from the Krauter Vesuvius ornamental plums. They are the ones with the purple leaves and the fruit the size of a quarter.

by the way, did I say thank you for the Nood mug I won at the PNWMoMee raffle?

If not, thank you!

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (xG/b0)

96 Canon fodder - Excalibur and Tombstone

Posted by: mrp at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (Zvj7s)

97 @22 Dick's original story ended after the protagonist made a couple of trips to Rekall. Rekall kept implanting scenarios to try and erase the original ones and those scenarios kept turning out to be true.

He never went to Mars and no one ever shot at him, as I Rekall.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (l9m7l)

98 Hi Eris,

I love parts and aspects of "Paprika", but in the end it's not a very good movie.

Like so much anime, there are some great ideas and visuals, still they can't pull it all together at the end.

If I remember correctly the same writer/director did:

"Perfect Blue"

and

"Millennium Actress"

which are better movies if not as spectacular visually.

Check them out.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (mIQCW)

99 Rats!

I didn't put my thinking cap on before taking the survey, so I made no suggestions.

I should have suggested:
Die Hard
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Quest for the Holy Grail

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (QU+qf)

100 redc1c4 @ 72- I have a copy of Buckaroo Banzai too, but my most watched and best liked is The Outlaw Josey Wales, got in the bargain at the Walmart I used to shop in and will never go back to.

Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (UUkQp)

101 They made into a twilighr zone episode in the 80s with fritz weaver.

Posted by: Admiral marcus at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (s2267)

102


"Is that...Mussolini?"



Posted by: All Hail Eris,



Your stock just went up (for knowing lines from The Freshman).

I always liked the scene when Brando sees a dorm room for the first time.
He says something like, "So this is college? I didn't miss anything."

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (hk7Bm)

103 https://youtu.be/qlicWUDf5MM


I'm dying here

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (kQs4Y)

104 I'll blow this place up and be home in time for Corn Flakes.

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 08:29 PM (kLDv+)

105 34
what a list: i've only seen a couple of those, and not a single John Wayne movie to be seen on it.

this whole thing is rigged.


Posted by: redc1c4
I asked for "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance". I get cold shivers every time the porter says "Nothing's too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance". Alright, tears too.

Should have asked for True Grit also, dang.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 07, 2019 08:30 PM (/Fmtj)

106 @93 I thought the revamped Twilight Zone or Outer Limits (both from the 80's) did that story?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 07, 2019 08:30 PM (l9m7l)

107 Marlon Brando was probably crazy but I gotta give him probs for doing The Freshman. I would bet the filmmakers were next to certain Marlon would refuse to spoof the Don Corleone character, but he went ahead and did it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:30 PM (L2ZTs)

108 Congratulations to Roman Polanski for winning an award at Cannes.

Remember, these people are Better Than You.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 07, 2019 08:31 PM (I2/tG)

109 Edge of Tomorrow is a great one for the horde list. Tom Cruise is really good in it, as well as Emily Blunt and the supporting cast. Bill Paxton! ::sniff::

Posted by: Winimeg at September 07, 2019 08:31 PM (IFhHf)

110 See you at the party, Richtah!

Posted by: Quaid at September 07, 2019 08:31 PM (wpJDK)

111 PROPS, not probs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:31 PM (L2ZTs)

112 I've read lots of PKD short stories and novels and here are 2 short story suggestions:
>Beyond Lies The Wub - his very first published short story
>The Pre-persons - he was against abortion

Posted by: Philip K Dick fan at September 07, 2019 08:32 PM (Bk5Q+)

113 For a while after seeing "The Freshman", my go-to phrase for any situation gone horribly awry was "Komodo dragon at the waterpark".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:32 PM (kQs4Y)

114 Red Box doesn't have one movie for a person whose mental age is more than fifteen.


Didn't turn NoScript on before coming back here.
Mistake. This site almost ate my computer. Had to reboot and everything.

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 08:32 PM (aMNAS)

115 Also:

Trading Places
Pulp Fiction

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at September 07, 2019 08:33 PM (QU+qf)

116
-Not having Conan on the original list but instead Ferngully.
*types* *deletes*

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:34 PM (QwmrN)

117 For some reason, after my last post you guys seemed kind of depressed and existentially Swedish,


You're kin to Weird Dave aren't you?

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 08:34 PM (aMNAS)

118 I voted Road Warrior but abstained (didn't vote) on the other three.

I don't think I saw a movie last week.

Total Recall's failing was that it included a scene where the baddies were talking about Quaid / Hauser when Q/H wasn't in the room. Bad screenwriters, bad! Stephen Donaldson taught us in his first Covenant trilogy that you don't do that in a story about the main-character's descent into madness.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 08:34 PM (ykYG2)

119 >
by the way, did I say thank you for the Nood mug I won at the PNWMoMee raffle?

If not, thank you!
Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM




You are most welcome. I
love making things for the meet ups.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 07, 2019 08:35 PM (uDh3k)

120 116
-Not having Conan on the original list but instead Ferngully.
*types* *deletes*
Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:34 PM (QwmrN

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I thought it was hilarious to include it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:35 PM (zZbCU)

121 118
I don't think I saw a movie last week.

Total Recall's failing was that it included a scene where the baddies were talking about Quaid / Hauser when Q/H wasn't in the room. Bad screenwriters, bad! Stephen Donaldson taught us in his first Covenant trilogy that you don't do that in a story about the main-character's descent into madness.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 08:34 PM (ykYG2

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Unless he's not mad and it's all real.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:36 PM (zZbCU)

122 How 'bout a little love for Kentucky Fried Movie?
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:25 PM (L2ZTs)

Yup....one of my favorites! From kung fu to saying the "N" word to sex and death, it covers it all.

You never see "Kentucky Fried Movie" or "Network" shown on TV much.

They are too much for the 8 year old adults today.

Oh, the horror, the horror.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 08:36 PM (Z+IKu)

123 So we're going to mention Total Recall and not mention the uh... "tri-rack"?

Posted by: Naqamel at September 07, 2019 08:37 PM (ZOogM)

124 Hairyback, yup. :-)
My fave sketch is the instruction film, "Zinc Oxide And You."

And then of course, there's "Catholic High School Girls In Trouble."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:37 PM (L2ZTs)

125 "Conan: The Musical" is magick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGOQ7SsJrw

"And if you will not listen, den to hell vith Yoooooooooooo"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:37 PM (kQs4Y)

126 If you're going Top 100, you have to include Fear of a Black Hat.

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 08:37 PM (kLDv+)

127 My additions would be the Ipcress File, and Billion Dollar Brain.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:38 PM (xG/b0)

128 Also... for The Horde's movie watching consideration, needs more Bruce Campbell.

Evil Dead 2
Army of DarknessMy Name Is BruceThe Man With The Screaming Brain
Also: All three "Expendables" movies -- especially the second one.

Posted by: Naqamel at September 07, 2019 08:39 PM (ZOogM)

129 While I'm sure they'll never be definitive, I'm thinking the Horde should have top 10 (or 20?) lists for all the following categories:

- Best comedy flick
- Best sci-fi
- Best drama flick
- Best straight action
- Best classic oldie (specializing in silent and b&w films)
- Best other (experimental, foreign, cartoons, etc)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:39 PM (L2ZTs)

130 although, TWO weeks back, I did see something Carpenter-/Lovecraft- worthy. The Void.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 08:40 PM (ykYG2)

131 I LOL'd at including Fern Gully.

Should've put "Beaches" too just to make heads explode.

Ooh, don't forget "Scanners"!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:40 PM (kQs4Y)

132
btw, did you hear they're re-tooling Back To The Future?
Yeah, it'll be titled Black To The Future, with an all african-american cast, except
for Chuck Berry, he'll be Elvis.


Posted by: Soothsayer
..............Marty will be Martina
and Chuck Berry will be Prince

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 08:40 PM (438dO)

133 131 I LOL'd at including Fern Gully.

Should've put "Beaches" too just to make heads explode.

Ooh, don't forget "Scanners"!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:40 PM (kQs4Y

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I must say, you have a highly refined sense of humor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:41 PM (zZbCU)

134 Oops, should also include in that list of "best of"s:

- Best Western flick

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:41 PM (L2ZTs)

135 120 116
-Not having Conan on the original list but instead Ferngully.
*types* *deletes*
Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:34 PM (QwmrN

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I thought it was hilarious to include it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:35 PM (zZbCU)

It was negated by the absence of Conan.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:41 PM (QwmrN)

136
They made into a twilighr zone episode in the 80s with fritz weaver.
Posted by: Admiral marcus


Star of Bethlehem as killer supernova.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 07, 2019 08:41 PM (aKsyK)

137 Dogs of War might still be on Pluto TV.

Q: anybody else seen Rememory with Peter Dinklage? It only made 70K box office and got savaged by reviewers. I think a lot of reviewers didn't get it, at all. More than one opined they wasted the films "central conceit", the memory machine. *cough*
That was the Maguffin. Morons.
Not great, but interesting.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 07, 2019 08:42 PM (7ZHxq)

138
Okay, then.

What Is The Ultimate Definitive ANTI-AOS Movie? (Not including the political
agit-prop ).


My vote:

Bridges Of Madison County



Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:42 PM (hk7Bm)

139 The most anti-AoS movie is Charlotte's Web.

We all love pigs too, but in a very different way...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:43 PM (L2ZTs)

140 I liked "Nothing But Trouble" but I know a lot of people think it was pretty bad. It was pretty weird, but had Demi in a jumper and John Candy in a rubber suit. Also the Bone Crusher.

Posted by: freaked at September 07, 2019 08:44 PM (Tnijr)

141 Yrs tomorrow was very good, they improved om the japanese mamga source material where the creatures were more like the blight from interstellar inatead of screamers like machines

Posted by: Admiral marcus at September 07, 2019 08:44 PM (s2267)

142 Ice Age (2002) is the finest family film of the current era, in my exalted opinion...

Its sequels are rather good, too... They've all got lots of great, subtle humour for the adults in the room as well!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at September 07, 2019 08:44 PM (7WaWV)

143 I should have suggested:
Die Hard
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Quest for the Holy Grail


Can't go wrong with Blazing Saddles. And the great Christmas movie "Die Hard" too.

But classic group movies must have Caddyshack, any Monty Python, Kentucky Fried Movie and Ground hog Day.

Considering this is a premier military blog, Tora! Tora! Tora! seems to be a requirement too. Maybe even "Patton".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 08:45 PM (lD3vL)

144 And of course, the terribly flawed Zardoz.

If any film required a do-over, it would be Zardoz.
(Can you imagine Terry Gilliam writing and directing it? Or Michael Bey?)

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:45 PM (xG/b0)

145 I think "A Witch Shall Be Born" would make for a great Prussian opera. Or Hungarian.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 08:46 PM (ykYG2)

146 I should also include in the best-of categories:

- Best war/military flick
- Best Christmas movie

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:46 PM (L2ZTs)

147 70 I'm also looking forward to "Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich: The Movie". ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (L2ZTs)


----------

Steve, there's help available for this. You don't have to suffer alone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 07, 2019 08:47 PM (amw5z)

148 144 And of course, the terribly flawed Zardoz.

If any film required a do-over, it would be Zardoz.
(Can you imagine Terry Gilliam writing and directing it? Or Michael Bey?)
Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:45 PM (xG/b0)

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John Boorman is a madman, and I don't think Zardoz could have been made by anyone else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:47 PM (zZbCU)

149
Anyone here ever see the 1988 movie DROIDS?

I just ran across it because it's included in the Movies Set In 2020.
Wiki is telling me it's "Adult" "film." But it sure sounds good!

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:47 PM (hk7Bm)

150 Cicero, it's nothing a quick trip to Chick-Fil-A can't cure :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:48 PM (L2ZTs)

151 Total Recall - the entire movie is an induced hallucination inside Ah-nold's head while he's under sedation. They let you know early on in the movie when a technician lets the ending slip in what appears to be a throwaway line "oh, Mars with a blue sky - that's a new one!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 08:49 PM (V2Yro)

152 Michael Bay's "Zardoz" - the mind reels.

But would see.

I'm part of the tiny minority who actually liked "Zardoz", and who misses these kind of bugnuts weirdo 70's SF films.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:49 PM (kQs4Y)

153 151 Total Recall - the entire movie is an induced hallucination inside Ah-nold's head while he's under sedation. They let you know early on in the movie when a technician lets the ending slip in what appears to be a throwaway line "oh, Mars with a blue sky - that's a new one!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 08:49 PM (V2Yro)

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I think it has it both ways and there is no correct answer. I find his journey in the face of that uncertainty to be the very point of the film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:50 PM (zZbCU)

154

Heh, remember the Reign Of Fire with the dragons and shit?
It's set in 2020.

"I lead, you follow."

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:50 PM (hk7Bm)

155 I haven't seen Total Recall in so bloody long! My enduring memory of it was that it was family viewing one year during Christmas, and we made the great mistake of watching it with my mother, who cannot follow movies like this. To this day we still pick on her for her complete inability to follow this movie.

Ahhhhh, Pulp Fiction. EASILY in my Top Five favorite movies of all time. For me, the dialog drives it. I knew next to noting about it when I saw it in a theater...and why did I go see it? Well, a girl...but anyways, the dialog got me. When Vincent and Jules are driving to the hit and are talking about fast food and it sounds like the coolest thing in the world, you KNOW your dialog is good.

What sealed the deal for me? The appeal to my warped sense of humor. The scene where Marvin gets his head blown off is far and away the hardest I ever laughed in a theater.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (H++7c)

156 What was that Bruce Dern movie with the 3 robots Huey Louie and Dewey? that was pretty cool.

Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (UUkQp)

157
The Editing Room has parody scripts of Beys' Transformer movies.

"Enough talk! Let's blow stuff up now."

Posted by: Gooshy at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (7ZHxq)

158 True Romance

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (QwmrN)

159 Godfather
Godfather II
2001 A Space Odyssey
Shawshank Redemption
Groundhog Day
Braveheart
Casablanca
Blazing Saddles
Animal House
Gladiator

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (amw5z)

160 Total Recallwas fun but stupid. I would never seek it out to watch again.
Predator, however.. I need a fix of that every 5 years or so!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 08:52 PM (438dO)

161
2019 - Dopo la caduta di New York (2019, After the Fall of New York)

This is an Italian sci-fi movie made in 1983!

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 08:52 PM (hk7Bm)

162 It may not be a popular opinion, but some feel that the open steppe, a fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair is best in life.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)

163 Best other (experimental, foreign, cartoons, etc)

There was an interesting two-scene movie that dealt with the hard-NP maths problem called "Travelling Salesman". Very low budget, no-name actors, no action, just mostly lots of sitting around yapping.

But for five star feel-good foreign film, clearly "Intouchables".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 08:53 PM (lD3vL)

164 WTF is Fern Gully???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 08:54 PM (438dO)

165 Bad Santa was a great Christmas movie.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 07, 2019 08:54 PM (nDe2U)

166 156 What was that Bruce Dern movie with the 3 robots Huey Louie and Dewey? that was pretty cool.
Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (UUkQp)
---

"Silent Running".

I liked when the robots cheated at poker.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:54 PM (kQs4Y)

167 You all know that you're voting for the Colin Farrell Total Recall, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:54 PM (zZbCU)

168 Total Recall - the entire movie is an induced
hallucination inside Ah-nold's head while he's under sedation. They let
you know early on in the movie when a technician lets the ending slip
in what appears to be a throwaway line "oh, Mars with a blue sky -
that's a new one!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 08:49 PM (V2Yro)


the true mind-screw is Vanilla Sky, where the whole thing IS an induced hallucination.

"open your eyes" at the beginning and the end. The one at the end made the hair on my neck stand up.

(an ex GF took me to on a date it because it had Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz in it and she thought it would be sexy. AWKWARD!)

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:54 PM (xG/b0)

169 What was that Bruce Dern movie with the 3 robots Huey Louie and Dewey? that was pretty cool.


Posted by: Eromero
..............
Silent Running

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 08:55 PM (438dO)

170 You all know that you're voting for the Colin Farrell Total Recall, right?

And that's when the fistfight began You're Honor.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 08:57 PM (H5knJ)

171
Silent Running


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry



I love submarine movies!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 07, 2019 08:57 PM (hk7Bm)

172 This being the horde, no set of lists would be complete without:

Best Porn:
a. Soft Core
b. Hard Core
c. Chick Flick

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 07, 2019 08:57 PM (VJZgq)

173 "True Romance"
-Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 08:51 PM (QwmrN)

That's what I wrote as my sole "Extra". I watch it every time it is on, beginning wherever it is.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 07, 2019 08:57 PM (Ckg4U)

174 It may not be a popular opinion, but some feel that
the open steppe, a fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in
your hair is best in life.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)



"Booksh, toilet paper and dentishtry"
--Cohen the Barbarian

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (xG/b0)

175 Great idea, TJM. I voted for 9 of the 10 (never heard of "Fernbully" -- was that a control that you'd expect most to reject?).
Here are my suggestions for the AoSQH canon, after which I'll see if any others made the same:

Braveheart
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Matrix
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Monty Python and The Holy Grail (thanks for reminding me about the credits and "Those responsible have been sacked" and "Moose bites.")

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (WqPYg)

176 170 You all know that you're voting for the Colin Farrell Total Recall, right?

And that's when the fistfight began You're Honor.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 08:57 PM (H5knJ

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I'm feeling a bit silly, apparently. Not drunk, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (zZbCU)

177 94 Schwarzenegger, Stallone, and Keanu Reeves are proof you don't need to be a good actor to be a star.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (VJZgq)

Schwarzenegger is an actor meant for particular roles, and for that, he's fine. No one expects him to, say, play the role of Hamlet.

I always thought Stallone was a decent actor.

Keanu Reeves can't act his way out of a wet paper bag.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (H++7c)

178 "The Thing: The Musical" is done a la Frankie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8faq5amdK30

It's cold outside, I've been running for miles,
Helicopter trailin' behind.
Hey, it's a camp, think I'll stay for a while...
Won'tcha help a doggie out of a bind?

There's nothing to see here, I'm only a husky,
Your average adorable rover.
But once I convince you it's okay to trust me,
Your civilization is over!

I can't wait to see their faces when I spring (yes, sir)
'Cause they think that I'm a dog, but I'm The Thing!

(I'm The Thing baby.)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:59 PM (kQs4Y)

179 >>>You all know that you're voting for the Colin Farrell Total Recall, right?<<<

Colin Farrell? The only consideration in this version is two hot chicks.

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 08:59 PM (kLDv+)

180 I've read that Fern Gully was the inspiration for Avatar...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at September 07, 2019 08:59 PM (7WaWV)

181 Oh yeah, Cicero mentioned Braveheart as well. I will have to remember next time to add three others from his list:

Gladiator
Shawshank Redemption
Animal House

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 09:00 PM (WqPYg)

182 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly has got to be there. Best spaghetti western ever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:00 PM (V2Yro)

183 Joaquin Phoenix in The Joker, kinda reminds me of the Tommy Lee Jones character in the Jeff Bridges movie "Blown Away".
Not only does he look like him, his mannerisms are freaky similar.
That was a pretty good movie, BTW.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 09:00 PM (438dO)

184 All four versions- The Man Who Loved Women -

Posted by: Higgins at September 07, 2019 09:00 PM (ePWRo)

185 Someone already mentioned "Robin Hood"' so I'll add another Flynn classic: ''The Sea Hawk"'. Love, love that movie.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:01 PM (jm1YL)

186 180 I've read that Fern Gully was the inspiration for Avatar...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at September 07, 2019 08:59 PM (7WaWV)

Mix Ferngully in with the Smurfs and set it on a Yes Album cover, and you've got it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:01 PM (V2Yro)

187 Keanu Reeves can't act his way out of a wet paper bag.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (H++7c)


Whoa.

Posted by: Keanu Reeves, yes I read this blog at September 07, 2019 09:01 PM (aS1PU)

188 Oh yeah, need to also vote in the future for Caddyshack and Groundhog Day.

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 09:02 PM (WqPYg)

189 Holy Grail, absolutely! That's got to be the most quoted movie at AoSHQ all time!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

190 Princess freakin' Bride.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:03 PM (aS1PU)

191 knute rockne: all american

i have an idea of a reboot - a basketball coach with a poor college team goes to a christmas rockettes show at radio city music hall and gets the idea that he surrounds one player dribbling the ball with a ring of his teammates highjacking down the court until they get under the hoop - player tosses in ball for an easy score every time. team goes to the national championship.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:03 PM (Pg+x7)

192
If anyone wants to watch it, here's the full movie on youtube:

2019, After the Fall of New York

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3u3mR7E12Y


It's Escape From New York meets Road Warrior meets She.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 07, 2019 09:03 PM (hk7Bm)

193 I want to watch Predator again. But I friggin' loathe Ventura. With all my heart I despise that shit stain.

Maybe someday. Sucks cuz I remember liking that movie a lot.

Kinda stoked. I found Bone Tomahawk, Jersey Boys and Mud (McConnaughy) on DVD cheap. My DVD/Blu-Ray collection is embarrassingly large.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at September 07, 2019 09:03 PM (0OJ+W)

194 109 Edge of Tomorrow is a great one for the horde list. Tom Cruise is really good in it, as well as Emily Blunt and the supporting cast.

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I love this movie specially in 3D. The Japanese novel it was based on, not so much.
2 other movies that are better in 3D: the very trippy Dredd and Dial M For Murder.

Posted by: Oggi at September 07, 2019 09:04 PM (Bk5Q+)

195 146 I should also include in the best-of categories:

- Best war/military flick
- Best Christmas movie
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:46 PM (L2ZTs)

When Military Times does their occasional poll for the best war movies, it's quite consistent: Saving Private Ryan at #1 and Full Metal Jacket at #2.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 09:04 PM (H++7c)

196 highkicking not highjacking. damn splchk.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:04 PM (Pg+x7)

197 Total Recallwas fun but stupid. I would never seek it out to watch again.
Predator, however.. I need a fix of that every 5 years or so!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 08:52 PM (438dO)

Predator and The Terminator are the only movie that I can overlook Schwarzenegger's Austrian accent. Predator because mercenaries can be any nationality. Terminator because maybe his programmer was an Austrian computer. OK, Conan, I suppose. Cimmerians supposedly moved into Europe from the East, so maybe he was proto-German.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 07, 2019 09:04 PM (VJZgq)

198 Schwarzenegger is an actor meant for particular roles, and for that, he's fine. No one expects him to, say, play the role of Hamlet.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM


I would have loved to see Arnold in a full version of Hamlet that was daydreamed in The Last Action Hero

Posted by: Chuck C at September 07, 2019 09:05 PM (zCabI)

199 "Princess freakin' Bride."
-Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:03 PM (aS1PU)

That's another I will watch wherever it is in the movie, until the end.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 07, 2019 09:05 PM (Ckg4U)

200 Someone already mentioned "Robin Hood"' so I'll add another Flynn classic: ''The Sea Hawk"'. Love, love that movie.

Posted by: Tuna


Si! Si! Haven't seen it in years! Turner owns all those movies..

All the same actors.. Alan Hale Sr., etc. etc..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 09:05 PM (438dO)

201 My favorite war movie: ''They Were Expendable''.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:05 PM (jm1YL)

202 I always thought Stallone was a decent actor.
Keanu Reeves can't act his way out of a wet paper bag.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (H++7c)

I first saw Sly in Deathrace 2000.

He was good in that flick.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 09:05 PM (Z+IKu)

203
Jim Varney, the "Hey, Vern" guy, could play Hamlet, incidentally.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (hk7Bm)

204 When Military Times does their occasional poll for the best war movies, it's quite consistent: Saving Private Ryan at #1 and Full Metal Jacket at #2.

Understandable choices, though I'd reverse the order. I'd also place The Thin Red Line ahead of both (but I know that's not a popular choice) and make rate A Bridge Too Far as Saving Private Ryan's equal.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (H5knJ)

205 My favorite war movie: ''They Were Expendable''.
Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:05 PM (jm1YL)


That's a good one that I watch every time it's on.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (aS1PU)

206 193 Kinda stoked. I found Bone Tomahawk, Jersey Boys and Mud (McConnaughy) on DVD cheap. My DVD/Blu-Ray collection is embarrassingly large.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at September 07, 2019 09:03 PM (0OJ+W

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Just over a year ago, I decided to direct my efforts at expanding my own collection in certain ways.

The corner stone of the expansion is The Criterion Collection. Every month i add one, but then i buy others that fit it thematically.

Next month, for instance, is Some Like it Hot on the Collection followed by three other Billy Wilder films from different labels.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (zZbCU)

207 This survey was fun, but we need more classics in there. So I suggested:

Wings (1927) -- essential WWI
The Longest Day (1962) -- essential WWII
The Public Enemy (1931) -- still one of the grittiest gangster films EVER
The Front Page (1931) -- what the newspapers were really like -- and still are, especially the good ones
Red River (194 -- probably my favorite John Wayne movie, even moreso than The Searchers

I was going to include Stagecoach (1939) and North by Northwest (1959, THE classic Hitchcock picture), but I ran out of room.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (jMtvt)

208 the only problem I got with the movie thread is that you talk about movies that I've never seen, have no urge to see and would rather be condemned to eternal gold chain knot removal duty than see

Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 09:07 PM (AQBtr)

209 Jim Varney, the "Hey, Vern" guy, could play Hamlet, incidentally.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (hk7Bm)


He played Yorick. A man of infinite humor.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:07 PM (aS1PU)

210 I'm part of the tiny minority who actually liked "Zardoz", and who misses these kind of bugnuts weirdo 70's SF films.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 08:49 PM (kQs4Y)

I adore Zardoz! It's one of the great indy 70's sci fi films.

And put Soylent Green on the list too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:08 PM (V2Yro)

211 208 the only problem I got with the movie thread is that you talk about movies that I've never seen, have no urge to see and would rather be condemned to eternal gold chain knot removal duty than see
Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 09:07 PM (AQBtr

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I do Bergman one thread and then Arnold the next...

Le sigh...there's no satisfying some people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:08 PM (zZbCU)

212 Slapweasel @ 199-Princess Bride. Inconceivable! I have a copy of that one too.

Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 09:08 PM (UUkQp)

213 I was going to include Stagecoach (1939) and North by Northwest (1959, THE classic Hitchcock picture), but I ran out of room.
Posted by: DynamiteDan at September 07, 2019 09:06 PM (jMtvt)


North By Northwest. I saw it in a revamped Art Deco theater. The movie is great on the big screen.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:09 PM (aS1PU)

214 I just did the survey and came up with a good one to add, that I don't think anyone has mentioned yet.

They Live!!! With Rowdy Roddy Piper!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:10 PM (V2Yro)

215 For the record, I have no desire to see the Ingmar Bergman films, but that post made for interesting reading. So there's that.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 09:11 PM (H++7c)

216 Man, I'm late to the thread, but one of the mutants in the bar scene is the guy that played Hank in Breaking Bad. He also played the officer that had Rico flogged in Starship Trooper, also a Verhoeven film.

I always thought the way Recall ended suggested to me that everything I'd just seen had indeed been a phony memory implanted and run its course.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:11 PM (VNfwt)

217 Your movie threads always satisfy, TJM!

*puffs Sobranie*

We bring ourselves to the viewing so everyone's experience will be different. All opinions are valid, unless they like Moulin Rouge and then they're idiots.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 09:11 PM (kQs4Y)

218 They Live!!! With Rowdy Roddy Piper!

I included that in the survey, with a plea for TJM to repent, reconsider.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 09:11 PM (H5knJ)

219 217 Your movie threads always satisfy, TJM!

*puffs Sobranie*

We bring ourselves to the viewing so everyone's experience will be different. All opinions are valid, unless they like Moulin Rouge and then they're idiots.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 09:11 PM (kQs4Y

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Next thread: why Moulin Rouge is great!!!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:12 PM (zZbCU)

220 Schwarzenegger is an actor meant for particular roles, and for that, he's fine. No one expects him to, say, play the role of Hamlet.

Except he did Hamlet in the movie "Last Action Hero"

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:12 PM (lD3vL)

221 Late, but a Horde suggestion would be Repo Man.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:13 PM (VNfwt)

222 214 I just did the survey and came up with a good one to add, that I don't think anyone has mentioned yet.

They Live!!! With Rowdy Roddy Piper!
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:10 PM (V2Yro)

"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum."

A good movie to add that I have been revisiting lately: Top Gun. First saw it when I was 12 and thought it was the coolest thing ever...me, and a bunch of other middle schoolers.

For years you could watch it for free at any BX/PX as that was all they showed on the TVs that were out on display.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 09:13 PM (H++7c)

223 I think one of the best war movies is We Were Soldiers, with Mel Gibson. and of course Tora, Tora, Tora.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:13 PM (V2Yro)

224 so i'm starting on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. on recommendation from the Horde.

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. looks pretty dark

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:13 PM (ykYG2)

225 Thanks to the Jonah f'in Goldberg type gaywads in The Twatters, Die Hard has been discussed way too much. But that doesn't take away from how good it was.

It's tough to find someone who loves 80s action more than me. I love all of those movies. Love them.

But the heros were always larger than life, both in terms of their muscle mass and their skills - nobody, not even a Predator, stood a chance against a Schwarzenegger or a Stallone or a Van Damme.

Die Hard was so cool because McClane was just a buff regular dude with a joe-schmoe job in the NYPD. But when he faces adversity, he steps up and excels. He walks through that broken glass, but he grimaces in agony when he does.

When he has to use those bloody feet to stop his fall because of the hose spool, you cringe because you can imagine it being you.

It was such a damn good movie.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 07, 2019 09:13 PM (N2LEs)

226 Late, but a Horde suggestion would be Repo Man.
Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:13 PM (VNfwt)


I liked the music, but the plot made me want to take a shower.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (xG/b0)

227 Needed in an AoSHQ Movie Canon? Aliens. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (SNNhm)

228 Probably already mentioned but I had to step away to take care of some biz... but saw IT chapter 2 last night. Wayyyy too long. Loved it up to the last 30 minutes or so. Hated the ending. Don't want to spoil it for anyone else who wants to see it so will leave it at that. Lame.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (dUJdY)

229 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).

Best B movie ever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (1UZdv)

230 I never thought much of Keanu's acting ablility until I saw Street Kings. For some reason, I really enjoyed that movie and thought Keanu was really good in it. He seems to have limited range but does really really well in the right role. Whatever, I like him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (nQNVp)

231 Next thread: why Moulin Rouge is great!!!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:12 PM (zZbCU)

Actually the first Moulin Rouge, with Jose Ferrer, truly is great. It's the second one that's an MTV abomination.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (V2Yro)

232 Took my granddaughters to the thrift store last week. While I was there picked up a DVD called Act of Valor for dollar ninety-nine. Lookked interesting. It's your basic Navy Seals take on bad guy movie what I found interesting was that it said there were actual Navy Seals in it after watching it and watching the credits I saw that all 10 of the Navy Seals portrayed were actually Navy Seals. Take a lot of The Horde might enjoy this movie not overdone seem realistic and they kick ass

Posted by: Sock Monkey...lleno de rabia at September 07, 2019 09:16 PM (vNZIN)

233
Best Shower Scene?

Psycho or Vacation?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 07, 2019 09:16 PM (hk7Bm)

234 Folks - _Tom Selleck, Don Ameche

Quigly Down Under _Tom Selleck

Catch 22 _Alan Arkin, Buck Henry

The In-Laws Alan Arkin, Peter Falk

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 09:16 PM (jhLCM)

235 what? no "star wars"?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:16 PM (Pg+x7)

236 Die Hard 2 is was an upper decker.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 09:17 PM (QwmrN)

237 Looking forward to Midway. They only have to get the battle scenes right.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:17 PM (1UZdv)

238 I would add Aliens and They Live! to any movie night. The ones listed above work too (mostly).

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 07, 2019 09:17 PM (nQNVp)

239 My favorite B-Movies are "The Basket Case" (Roger Corman) and "Death Race 2000" - the 1975 version, not the crappy humorless remake.

Oh, and Rollerball!!! That's not even a B movie, that one is truly good.

And add Slap Shot, Paul Newman

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

240 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).
Best B movie ever.
Posted by: Ignoramus

Agreed. I watched it just last week. Supposedly relates to communism.

Also, Breaker Morant, Paths of Glory, and the original Angels in the Outfield which was goofy but fun.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (VNfwt)

241 jaws, close encounters, indiana jones are all champs.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (Pg+x7)

242 Keanu Reeves can't act his way out of a wet paper bag.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (H++7c)


I can't remember the name of the movie but he played a bad guy in it and he was great. I think he abused his wife or something... anyway it was a good performance.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (dUJdY)

243 Has no one mentioned-

"Big Trouble in Little China"?


You all disappoint me.*










*channeling Oblabla

Posted by: naturalfake at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (mIQCW)

244 Great Escape
Bridge on the River Kwai
Aliens
Conan the Barbarian
Kelly's Heroes
Jaws
Magnificent Seven (original with Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen)
Any Ford/Wayne flick
Blade Runner
The Sandlot

I better stop. Otherwise, I could be here for the rest of the night.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (eP3XU)

245 Needed in an AoSHQ Movie Canon? Aliens. 'Nuff said.
Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:15 PM (SNNhm)


We watched Aliens while waiting for my wife to dilate enough to go to the hospital to give birth to our daughter. I could imagine that our unborn daughter was listening to it and getting adrenaline surges. I call it Rachel's movie. My favorite movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (aS1PU)

246 This is a fun thread to bookmark. Best trailers of all time.

https://boards.4channel.org/tv/thread/ 120416302#p120433972

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (QwmrN)

247 Saw Glass this week and was mildly disappointed. Can't quite put my finger on why.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:19 PM (VNfwt)

248 ...

Live, Die, Repeat. Time travel done well. Funny. And what's her name.

...

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 08:13 PM (qP61y)


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Didn't sound familiar, but searching for that phrase on IMDb brings up the 2014 movie "Edge of Tomorrow" with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

Yeah, saw that some months ago and really enjoyed it.

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 09:20 PM (WqPYg)

249 They Live!!! With Rowdy Roddy Piper!
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:10 PM (V2Yro)

Excellent choice! Another movie they don't show much on the boob tube.

It should be mandatory viewing for the utes in government skools.

As far a war movies, Das Boot was a fine flick.

Also, "Cross of Iron".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 09:21 PM (Z+IKu)

250 Colin Farrell, is a grouping of letters making non words.

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 09:21 PM (jhLCM)

251 Okay, one more. Lethal Weapon, the Musical:

https://youtu.be/NdVtPSLICR8


It's a love story.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 09:21 PM (Mo1SD)

252 Best Shower Scene?

Psycho or Vacation?


"Stripes" or "Porky's"

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:22 PM (lD3vL)

253 Colin Farrell, is a grouping of letters making non words.
Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 09:21 PM (jhLCM)


He's good in "In Bruge".

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:22 PM (aS1PU)

254 I better stop. Otherwise, I could be here for the rest of the night.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:18 PM (eP3XU)

You are a man of sophistication and good taste.

Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:22 PM (SNNhm)

255 Saw Highwaymen. It's a solid B movie with an A+ performance by Costner. One of his best performance in years.

Posted by: Max Power at September 07, 2019 09:22 PM (llxrS)

256 Anyone here see the classic work of shit called "The Villain," featuring Arnie, and Ann Margret's voluptuous bosoms?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 07, 2019 09:22 PM (N2LEs)

257 235 what? no "star wars"?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:16 PM (Pg+x7)


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If enough people ask for it, I'll include it in a future survey and let the Horde decide.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:22 PM (zZbCU)

258 @253 - "In Bruge" is one of those very great films.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (l9m7l)

259 The remake was terrible its set in australia, wimning the future , it defeats the whole point.

Posted by: Admiral marcus at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (s2267)

260
Someone already mentioned "Robin Hood"' so I'll add another Flynn classic: ''The Sea Hawk"'. Love, love that movie.
Posted by: Tuna

Si! Si! Haven't seen it in years! Turner owns all those movies..
All the same actors.. Alan Hale Sr., etc. etc..
Posted by: Chi-Town


Flynn started out swashbuckling in Captain Blood (1935)

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (aKsyK)

261 Edge Of Tomorrow is truly The Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Title

which is, "all you need is kill".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (ykYG2)

262
the only problem I got with the movie thread is that you talk about
movies that I've never seen, have no urge to see and would rather be
condemned to eternal gold chain knot removal duty than see

Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 09:07 PM (AQBtr)

---
you are not alone...

/high five

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (SL3Nf)

263 History of the World Part I
Jaws
Duck Soup
Real Genius
Kelly's Heroes
McClintock
Die Hard
First Blood
Lone Wolf McQuade

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 07, 2019 09:24 PM (myjNJ)

264 @256 Yes, I saw it, as well as the Warner Bros cartoons it was based on.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 07, 2019 09:24 PM (l9m7l)

265 Franco Zeffirelli wanted to film the Danish Play. After he saw Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon he said "That's my Hamlet!"

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:24 PM (1UZdv)

266 I loved IT. The miniseries. Aired on ABC, November 1990. When this aired and we went to school the next day (in the midst of my HS prison time), this was the only thing discussed, and this went on for a week. It did not matter what clique you belonged to or who your best friends or worst enemies were, THIS was the topic of discussion.

I have no interest in seeing the theatrical re-tooling because it just won't match up to that.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 09:24 PM (H++7c)

267 Franco Zeffirelli wanted to film the Danish Play. After he saw Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon he said "That's my Hamlet!"
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:24 PM (1UZdv)


I really like that version. Gibson does well.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:25 PM (aS1PU)

268 Real nice uptown critical treatment of TR. I just thought it was great moviemaking without a clue why it was. One of my favorites ever. Surprising how unsophisticated flicks like this and, oh, "Ground Hogs Day" suck all the air out of the room when you're counting down the top 10... I suggested Liquid Sky, a great 80s midnight movie. Totally sits in the VHS pile.

Posted by: Oh look it's a nazi squirrel at September 07, 2019 09:25 PM (64PZ4)

269 261 Edge Of Tomorrow is truly The Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Title

which is, "all you need is kill".
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (ykYG2

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Gonna be honest, I think both titles are terrible.

The movie title means nothing and feels incredibly generic.

The graphic novel title sounds cool, but is just as meaningless.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:25 PM (zZbCU)

270 Jewells, thanks for taking that one for the Horde.

"It Number Two" is seriously one I'm going to have to watch on matinee prices, and in a low-attendance theatre. Thinking maybe three weeks off.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:26 PM (ykYG2)

271 I say Idiocracy has to be in the stack; though I didn't enjoy it that much, it IS prophetic.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 07, 2019 09:26 PM (Z4rgH)

272 If you went to high school in the mid seventies try Dazed and Confused. The sound track and party scenes take me right back......not that I want to go there. I survived the seventies barely

Posted by: Sock Monkey...lleno de rabia at September 07, 2019 09:26 PM (vNZIN)

273 Highlander II is the Best Highlander!
Fight me!

Posted by: Jonha Glodbreg at September 07, 2019 09:27 PM (oVJmc)

274 65
I'm a little surprised there was never a Team America sequel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (L2ZTs)

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Agreed -- or an "Office Space" sequel.

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 09:27 PM (WqPYg)

275 270 Jewells, thanks for taking that one for the Horde.

"It Number Two" is seriously one I'm going to have to watch on matinee prices, and in a low-attendance theatre. Thinking maybe three weeks off.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:26 PM (ykYG2)

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Most of that money will go to the theater in three weeks as opposed to the studio as it would this weekend.

Just sayin...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:27 PM (zZbCU)

276 "all you need is kill".
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (ykYG2


The Stones recorded it after the Beatles released "All You Need Is Love."

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:27 PM (aS1PU)

277 loved IT. The miniseries

I don't think I saw it at the time, but I do believe I rented it soon after. It legit gave me nightmares. Tim Curry is Pennywise and nobody can take that from him.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:28 PM (ykYG2)

278 Die Hard was so cool because McClane was just a buff regular dude with a joe-schmoe job in the NYPD. But when he faces adversity, he steps up and excels. He walks through that broken glass, but he grimaces in agony when he does.

When he has to use those bloody feet to stop his fall because of the hose spool, you cringe because you can imagine it being you.

Don't get me started.

I went around the house barefoot in my youth. My father HATED this. So, when I first saw Die Hard, guess what he wouldn't shut up about? If you said the fact that John McClane was barefoot, you'd be right.

He did his damndest to ruin this movie for me at 17.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 07, 2019 09:28 PM (H++7c)

279
Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 09:07 PM (AQBtr)
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you are not alone...

/high five
Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 09:23 PM (SL3Nf)

what do you guys watch, Bollywood?

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:28 PM (V2Yro)

280 274 65
I'm a little surprised there was never a Team America sequel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (L2ZTs)

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Agreed -- or an "Office Space" sequel.
Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 09:27 PM (WqPYg

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Matt Parkerand Trey Stone say they hated the experience of making Team America.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:28 PM (zZbCU)

281 One of my fvorite movies of all time is The Year of Living Dangerously.Sigh....Mel Gibson in his prime.

Posted by: sharon at September 07, 2019 09:29 PM (QzF6i)

282 66
and anything with Kay Parker in it...

IYKWIMAITTYD.


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 07, 2019 08:18 PM (SL3Nf)

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Hadn't heard of her and looked up some images. Reminds me a bit of Rachel Ward -- whom I'd also watch in anything for the same reason.

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 07, 2019 09:29 PM (WqPYg)

283 You think Highlander II is good? I won't just fight you, I'll fucking kill you where you stand.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:29 PM (wBMpg)

284 Lesse, I suggested
Flash GordonHoly GrailVanishing PointSmokey and the Bandit 1Dirty Mary and Crazy LarryQuadrophenia

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 07, 2019 09:29 PM (Mm4NK)

285 O/T, I found a neat small library.
He Mu and Zhang Qian's Sunflower Chair

Posted by: Abraxas Arms, the old firm at September 07, 2019 09:29 PM (p6Q7Q)

286 I enjoyed Idiocracy, but I recognise that as a movie, its story structure is inferior.

On topic, although Ghostbusters was awesome, its story structure was crap too (Ernie Hudson needed to be introduced much earlier).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:30 PM (ykYG2)

287 If you're still here James, this was a great post. Thanks.

Funny how it ties directly into my own thoughts I've been having this week. Me and wifey - both huge fans of Tarantino - are FINALLY doing a Tarantino Marathon and it has got me thinking about something I've never noticed before.

Woven throughout all of Tarantino's films is not just the stuff we associate him with - the blood, the torture, the great dialogue and the forced anal penetration - but also a very strong commentary on humanity. It's not so much commentary as it is observational. Through the choices his many varied characters make (or fail to make) and their responses to situations, Tarantino finds an essential humanness in all his stories that I've just never realized.

I don't know what it IS exactly that he is observing... and many would argue he's not observing anything, that he just likes writing cool characters and situations requiring kill-crazy bloody revenge etc - but no, in his extreme variety of characters and hyperrealistic dialogue, there is a very deep thread connecting all his stories and that thread is about the nature of humanity. I'm kind of astonished A. that it's there and B. that I've never really noticed it before. I haven't processed everything fully yet but I know I've seen it and that's where I am.

I don't know if you've ever done a QT-centric post but it would be an interesting exploration.

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:30 PM (uEbPt)

288 I suggested Liquid Sky, a great 80s midnight movie. Totally sits in the VHS pile.
Posted by: Oh look it's a nazi squirrel at September 07, 2019 09:25 PM (64PZ4)
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I have it on DVD. Great little flick and so original.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 09:30 PM (kQs4Y)

289 LOL James, I was so anxious to post a query I didn't even notice you ALSO did Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill this week...

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:31 PM (uEbPt)

290 Jewells, thanks for taking that one for the Horde.

Well, my kids loved the first one and I did too. I didn't have high hopes for this one because.. sequel. Although as I said I did really like it until the last 30 minutes. Two hours and 45 minutes is ridiculous. To my credit I only got up to pee once.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:31 PM (dUJdY)

291 I think my favorite part of The Villain is when a young, barely literate Arnie is driving horses across the creek, and lapses into German, shouting "Raus, raus!!" and nobody bothered to edit it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 07, 2019 09:31 PM (N2LEs)

292 The IT mini-series is dated, but still good (like the original Salem's Lot mini-series). The mini-series has the horror in a way that the new movie does not; the movie is polished, but still seems sterile.*

*I've only seen Part I. I checked out after I heard Part 2 would have Jessica Chastain, whom I loathe.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 09:31 PM (H5knJ)

293 Office Space is one of those movies that doesn't require a sequel.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:32 PM (ykYG2)

294 287
I don't know if you've ever done a QT-centric post but it would be an interesting exploration.
Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:30 PM (uEbPt

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I considered it, but I hadn't done the mental work to even start it in my head.

One thing i noticed (and never pursued, hence my reticence on writing a post on Tarantino in general) was the presence of crosses. An explicitly Christian symbol that pops up pretty consistently. I don't know what to make of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

295 Dangerously.Sigh....Mel Gibson in his prime.

Good Lord, he was gorgeous. What was the movie he did where he time travels or something and towards the end he starts to age rapidly... I thought damn.. he'll still be gorgeous when he's old. Man.. was I wrong.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (dUJdY)

296 Something happened to Hollywood around 1995. Beginning in 1996 and running until 2001, movies just sucked. I had no interest in going to anything until Lord of the Rings came out.

So, if anyone has inside info: what happened in the mid-90s? Some change in how movies were made? Or did everyone in Hollywood just get even more stupid?

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (wBMpg)

297 289 LOL James, I was so anxious to post a query I didn't even notice you ALSO did Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill this week...
Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:31 PM (uEbPt

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Yeah, i reviewed all 9. They're on the blog.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (zZbCU)

298 I always felt Office Space, though I love it, started super-promising and then petered out. I call it Edgar Wright-itis.

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (uEbPt)

299 Something happened to Hollywood around 1995. Beginning in 1996 and
running until 2001, movies just sucked. I had no interest in going to
anything until Lord of the Rings came out.



So, if anyone has inside info: what happened in the mid-90s? Some
change in how movies were made? Or did everyone in Hollywood just get
even more stupid?

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (wBMpg)

I was a huge movie fan and noticed that right around that time too, although The Matrix is a truly excellent film.

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:34 PM (uEbPt)

300 Magnificent Seven - Brenner hated McQueen. McQueen did short jokes on him all during the filming.

Guess there was finally someone shorter than McQueen so he let him have it. Or so I'm told.

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 09:34 PM (jhLCM)

301 These would be the movies that we would gather around to throw on and cheer at, enjoy, and general commune with together.

Given the constraints here, I would think that the movie list would be common enough that everyone has probably already seen it, plenty of parts that offer opportunity for being distracted, yet have scenes where everyone leans in.

This would leave out capers and other movies like "Maverick" because most of the ride is trying to figure out how it will end.

Given that, while "Godfather" has its merits, it isn't like "Princess Bride" in that it is presentable to a gathering of Morons.

Another way to think about it is, the afterglow of a MoMe where the cigars and adult beverages come out ... what movie would be played on the projector?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:34 PM (lD3vL)

302 Martin McDonagh made In Bruges and Three Billboards. He's a lapsed Catholic intrigued with religion. Bruges is a stand-in for purgatory.

In Pulp Fiction the main characters get a chance to "go straight." Most do. Travolta's Vince chooses poorly.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:34 PM (1UZdv)

303 Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (wBMpg)

It's good to see you by the way. You were always one of my favorite posters here. Going way the hell back. You have a way with words.

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (uEbPt)

304 ''One of my fvorite movies of all time is The Year of Living Dangerously.Sigh....Mel Gibson in his prime. ''

Oh my goodness yes. He was something in that movie.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (jm1YL)

305 Seems like a Connery 007 film should be included. Goldfinger? Thunderball? You Only Live Twice? My vote is Goldfinger.

Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (SNNhm)

306 272 If you went to high school in the mid seventies try Dazed and Confused. The sound track and party scenes take me right back......not that I want to go there. I survived the seventies barely
Posted by: Sock Monkey...lleno de rabia at September 07, 2019 09:26 PM (vNZIN)

Oh have you got that right! I had a hard time even seeing that as a movie, because I kept thinking "my god, someone filmed my senior year of high school!"

"Fandango" with Kevin Costner is another one that give me a lot of nostalgia, because I lived a lot of that one, too. Plus the Pat Methany soundtrack is one of the greatest film scores of all time.

fiinal dance score:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIaU94SXj9Y

(and yes, I've been to small towns that look exactly like that, with little public parks with gazebos that look just like that - maybe it's a Texas thing, I don't know)

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (V2Yro)

307 301 Another way to think about it is, the afterglow of a MoMe where the cigars and adult beverages come out ... what movie would be played on the projector?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:34 PM (lD3vL

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I wish i had thought of this image...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (zZbCU)

308 The potty thing is a worry for me (yea, I know, terlit hobo). I watch movies at the Alamo Drafthouse / Cinebarre these days. There's one in walking distance, so I'm drinkin' beers and not drivin'.

Timing the potty breaks is difficult. I missed a critical scene in "All You Need Is A Real Title For This Awesome Tom Cruise Movie With The Time Travel And Aliens And Emily Blunt" as a result.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (ykYG2)

309 Ain't it funny how, well it is funny to me, how my desert island 10 differs from my top 10 of all time.

For example, I think I might put The Sound of Music on the all time greats list, but would never in a million years want it on a desert island. The least Mel Brooks movie would be in my DI-10 ober TSOM, but couldn't make my all time list. What'cha want to watch forever?

Posted by: Oh look there's a nazi squirrel. at September 07, 2019 09:36 PM (64PZ4)

310 Very kind of you to say so. I only hope my publisher agrees.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:36 PM (wBMpg)

311 Oh have you got that right! I had a hard time even seeing that as a
movie, because I kept thinking "my god, someone filmed my senior year of
high school!"

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My freshman year.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 07, 2019 09:36 PM (Mm4NK)

312 Has anyone seen Gerald's Game? I saw previews on FB and thought it was a new movie but my son just informed me it's on Netflix.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:37 PM (dUJdY)

313 I enjoyed Idiocracy, but I recognise that as a movie, its story structure is inferior.

"Idiocracy" like Mel Gibson's "Payback" would make a good Moron movie because it doesn't require everyone to shut up and watch the whole thing intently.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:38 PM (lD3vL)

314 What'cha want to watch forever?

Tombstone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:38 PM (dUJdY)

315
One thing i noticed (and never pursued, hence my
reticence on writing a post on Tarantino in general) was the presence
of crosses. An explicitly Christian symbol that pops up pretty
consistently. I don't know what to make of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

There's Christianity present in just about every film. I think he's always meditating on good vs. evil and Christianity is the natural home of good vs. evil.His use of the color yellow is interesting too. The "good" characters always get it. Mr. Orange, The Bride, Jules, "The (second set of) Girls" in Death Proof, Samuel L. Jackson again in Hateful Eight. I forget where it pops up in Django. Probably Christoph Waltz.

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:38 PM (uEbPt)

316 Hi Jewels45,

See me at comment 38.

I probably liked "IT: Part Two" even less than you did.


Posted by: naturalfake at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (mIQCW)

317 I took Mrs. Franpsycho to see "Total Recall" when we first dated. We had a blast!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (EZebt)

318 Seems like a Connery 007 film should be included. Goldfinger? Thunderball? You Only Live Twice? My vote is Goldfinger.
Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (SNNhm)

Yup.....Goldfinger was the best. Commie Chinese, Odd Job, Nazi Granny with a submachine gun and Pussy Galore.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (Z+IKu)

319 1999 was actually a good movie year, 'tho it came after several years of shite.

Office Space is another storystructure fail movie. Who's this asshole Drew? Why's he showing up at the midpoint of the movie? He and Winston Zeddimore should hang out, in the Club Of Badly-Edited Characters.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (ykYG2)

320 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:35 PM (ykYG2)

lol.. that's where I saw IT 2. Bathroom was close so I didn't miss much.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (dUJdY)

321 What'cha want to watch forever?

Tombstone

.....
From above or under ground?

Posted by: Oh look there's a nazi squirrel. at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (64PZ4)

322 307
301 Another way to think about it is, the afterglow of a MoMe where the
cigars and adult beverages come out ... what movie would be played on
the projector?



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:34 PM (lD3vL



Tombstone? Silverado? Most likely, IMHO: The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:39 PM (SNNhm)

323 Very kind of you to say so. I only hope my publisher agrees.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:36 PM (wBMpg)

Wow. Why am I not surprised. What sort of stuff do you write?

Posted by: ... at September 07, 2019 09:40 PM (uEbPt)

324 Film list?

Star Trek II - IV, Star Trek VI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, The Hidden Fortress, Ran, Godzilla, Metropolis, Night of the Comet, The Last Star Fighter and let me think on other movies.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:40 PM (+AH9W)

325 What'cha want to watch forever?

Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:41 PM (ykYG2)

326 So, if anyone has inside info: what happened in the mid-90s? Some change in how movies were made? Or did everyone in Hollywood just get even more stupid?
Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:33 PM (wBMpg)

I think - seriously - that the big money movie industry started to intentionally dumb down scripts because China was becoming a huge market, and they didn't want to worry about translation problems. All action, very few lines, cartoon plot, dub it into any language, no problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:41 PM (V2Yro)

327 Yup.....Goldfinger was the best.

Agreed. Any movie with a character named Pussy Galore should be in every morons top 10.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:41 PM (dUJdY)

328 As bad as that movie was, waiting in line at blockbuster (or was it Hollywood) video to rent it, not to mention having to return it on time, was worse. There was a lot of good about the late 80's, early 90's- VHS wasn't one of them.

God I love streaming.

Posted by: Quilp at September 07, 2019 09:41 PM (Bf3hj)

329 254 -- You missed the "a" at the end of Joseph. But thanks for the compliment.

I should have stayed here. Instead, I visited Intrada and bought the 3 disc set of Goldsmith's Shogun. The XO will blow a gaskit when that shows up on the bank statement. When I still had the bookstore, I could bury those kind of purchases in the bookstore accounts. No bookstore = full disclosure of expenditures.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:42 PM (eP3XU)

330 Bill Paxton - only actor killed on screen by Alien, terminator and predator.

Lance Hendrickson - two of three Aliens and AVP. Implied he was killed by the terminator in the police station scene.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 07, 2019 09:42 PM (DjiZK)

331 A Boy and his Dog. Not what you think.

When it came out, one of our local TV stations had a midday talk show. Alvy Moore (might have misspelled that, but Kimble, Hank Kimble from Green Acres) was one of the artistic drivers of the film and he appeared on the talk show to plug the movie.

Again, Not what you think. Don Johnson was the Boy.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:42 PM (VNfwt)

332 From Russia With Love.

Thunderball for the Good Girl (former Miss France) and the Bad Girl.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:42 PM (1UZdv)

333 Another way to think about it is, the afterglow of a MoMe where the
cigars and adult beverages come out ... what movie would be played on
the projector?


The Big Chill. *runs and hides*

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:43 PM (dUJdY)

334 I don't like most of Tarantino's movies, but I understand I'm in the minority here. He just seems like "surface is everything"

I feel the same way about the guy who directed "El Topo" etc. Hipster douchebags loving that they recognized a shared image, and giving the movie "5 stars plus eleventy!!!!"

Yeah, sorry. Off to bed. Good night all, happy viewing.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 07, 2019 09:43 PM (l9m7l)

335 Heh. First date movie with my wife was at the GSU student cinema, we saw Halloween. Great first date. She spent good time in my lap!

Posted by: Oh look there's a nazi squirrel. at September 07, 2019 09:44 PM (64PZ4)

336 My favorite Connery Bond Movie is Diamonds are Forever. First it's just fun from start to finish, and second (or maybe first) it's got Jill St. John, one of my favorite Bond girls.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:44 PM (V2Yro)

337 Bill Paxton. Tip of the spear. Edge of the knife. Crack of...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:44 PM (ykYG2)

338 We were watching Bridge On The River Kwai tonight. I'd include it.

Along with This Is Spinal Tap and Unforgiven.

Posted by: jsg at September 07, 2019 09:44 PM (7i5bQ)

339 Act of Valor is a great movie, despite the stiff delivery of the actors.

Because those actors are all SEALs.

And the story is a good one.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 09:45 PM (Mo1SD)

340 What'cha want to watch forever?

Galaxy Quest.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:41 PM (ykYG2)
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Yep

Posted by: bluebell at September 07, 2019 09:45 PM (xkSLi)

341 I love the Hitchcock "Spellbound'' with Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. Now Peck was always a nice looking man but his younger self was quite something else. The scene where Bergman walks into his room and he looks up at her and smiles..well all I can say is ''wow".

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:45 PM (jm1YL)

342 Bill Paxton. Tip of the spear. Edge of the knife. Crack of...
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 09:44 PM (ykYG2)


My wife uses that phrase all of the time and laughs.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:46 PM (aS1PU)

343 Bridge on the River Kwai pisses me off every time. It's a good movie, but it pisses me off.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:46 PM (V2Yro)

344 And next Hollywood blockbuster idea?

Nazi Squirrel-Grrls go Boom!

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:46 PM (+AH9W)

345 We were watching Bridge On The River Kwai tonight. I'd include it.

Oh great, now I'll have that whistled tune stuck in my head.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 09:46 PM (lD3vL)

346 324 Film list?

Star Trek II - IV, Star Trek VI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, The Hidden Fortress, Ran, Godzilla, Metropolis, Night of the Comet, The Last Star Fighter and let me think on other movies.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:40 PM (+AH9W)

Flawless - Krull, Yor Hunter from the Future, Metal Storm: the destruction of Jarod Sinn? JK

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 07, 2019 09:46 PM (DjiZK)

347 A Boy and his Dog
Good movie! Based on a Harlan Ellison short story. SciFi, contemporary with PK Dick. If there were crews of sci fic writers, these guys ran in the same gang.

Posted by: Oh look there's a nazi squirrel. at September 07, 2019 09:47 PM (64PZ4)

348 Bridge on the River Kwai pisses me off every time. It's a good movie, but it pisses me off.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:46 PM (V2Yro)


Ditto

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 07, 2019 09:47 PM (aS1PU)

349 Tuna I am a big Gregory Peck fan and yes he was quite something in his youth.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)

350 I watched Groundhog Day last night.. I forgot how good a movie that is.
Bill Murray can be hard to take, but Harold Ramis seemed to blunt that somewhat in his direction..
It is a really well thought out movie with a subject matter that could have gone really wrong.. His (Ramis) pacing is amazing.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 09:47 PM (438dO)

351 A Most Wanted Man

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:47 PM (eP3XU)

352 ''My favorite Connery Bond Movie is Diamonds are Forever. First it's just fun from start to finish, and second (or maybe first) it's got Jill St. John, one of my favorite Bond girls.''

It was great fun.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:47 PM (jm1YL)

353 324
Film list?

Star Trek II - IV, Star Trek VI, Star Wars Episode
IV: A New Hope, The Hidden Fortress, Ran, Godzilla, Metropolis, Night of
the Comet, The Last Star Fighter and let me think on other movies.


Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:40 PM (+AH9W)

Thanks for your call on the Hidden Fortress! A Kurosawa samurai film is essential! We could have an entire Saturday movie thread debate on the one to include! I vote for Sanjuro, with the Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo, and The Seven Samurai only a skosh behind.

Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:48 PM (SNNhm)

354 "But James, how are we ever going to get the diamonds back?"

Moonracker with Dr. Goodhead could have been the sequel to get them...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:48 PM (+AH9W)

355 >>>Bill Paxton - only actor killed on screen by Alien, terminator and predator<<<

Wasn't he also killed by that fucking thing in Edge of Tomorrow?

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 09:50 PM (kLDv+)

356 Welp, I got thru "Paprika".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 09:50 PM (kQs4Y)

357 A Boy and his Dog

Good movie! Based on a Harlan Ellison short story. SciFi,
contemporary with PK Dick. If there were crews of sci fic writers, these
guys ran in the same gang.

Posted by: Oh look there's a nazi squirrel
..........


It was not a good movie.. Ellison's story was really good.. the movie barely scratched the surface of that story..
but it was fun.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 07, 2019 09:50 PM (438dO)

358 Eris, or did Paprika get through you?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:51 PM (+AH9W)

359 The Jack Hawkins commando leader in Kwai was inspired by the real life Spencer Chapman. After the fall of Malaysia to the Japanese, he survived for years in the jungle as a guerilla fighter wreaking havoc on the Japanese, especially by blowing up train lines. He especially liked to blow up train bridges when troop trains were crossing.

"With or without parachutes?"

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:51 PM (1UZdv)

360 Anna Puma

OT Are you affected by the Walmart mistake. I thought of you at one.

Movies: I sent a list in, but I messed up and did not include Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 07, 2019 09:51 PM (u82oZ)

361 355 >>>Bill Paxton - only actor killed on screen by Alien, terminator and predator

Wasn't he also killed by that fucking thing in Edge of Tomorrow?

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 09:50 PM (kLDv+)

Ya, that's why I loved watching him - 9-10 times he would be done in by someone or something.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 07, 2019 09:52 PM (DjiZK)

362 329
254 -- You missed the "a" at the end of Joseph. But thanks for the compliment.



Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:42 PM (eP3XU)


My bad. I looked at your nic again after I posted and realized I screwed-up. I need to count to a hundred and THINK before posting here.

Posted by: Gref at September 07, 2019 09:53 PM (SNNhm)

363 But they did get Paxton home safely in Apollo 13!

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:53 PM (wBMpg)

364 Speaking of Jack Hawkins, how about The Black Rose? Orson Wells as Bayan of the Thousand Eyes. Loved the movie, loved the book.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:53 PM (eP3XU)

365 What's to hate about Kwai

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:53 PM (1UZdv)

366 Salty Dawg

Possibly. I can work that counter. And when I do I tell customers to let corporate know what a screw-up this is.

This seems to escaped their ruminations, mainly cause and effect.

"If I can't buy ammo for my Glock why even go to Wal-Mart?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:54 PM (+AH9W)

367
A Boy and his Dog. Not what you think.

When it came out, one of our local TV stations had a midday talk show. Alvy Moore (might have misspelled that, but Kimble, Hank Kimble from Green Acres) was one of the artistic drivers of the film and he appeared on the talk show to plug the movie.


I just looked it up. Alvy was one of the producers.
The director and screenplay author was L.Q. Jones!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 07, 2019 09:54 PM (aKsyK)

368 bridge on the river kwai?

refuse to watch it. they depict the burma death camps as summer camps in order to make their anti-war statement. an outrage.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:54 PM (Pg+x7)

369 Ignoramus

I thought the quote "With or without parachutes?" was from the first Gurkha parachute unit in WWII. When assured that they would have parachutes, recruiting for that unit got easier.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 07, 2019 09:54 PM (u82oZ)

370 365 What's to hate about Kwai
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 09:53 PM (1UZdv)

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A British soldier helping the Japanese at all for any reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 09:55 PM (zZbCU)

371 If you could only have one Mel Brooks movie??? After wailing and gnashing teeth, which one?

{My head hurts now, mama.}

Posted by: Oh look there's a nazi squirrel. at September 07, 2019 09:55 PM (64PZ4)

372 Jessica Chastain in deep fakes is pretty good.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 09:55 PM (QwmrN)

373 ''Speaking of Jack Hawkins, how about The Black Rose? Orson Wells as Bayan of the Thousand Eyes. Loved the movie, loved the book.''

Tyrone Power too. Can't go wrong with that movie.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:56 PM (jm1YL)

374 The director and screenplay author was L.Q. Jones!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

I loved that guy! As trash in Wild Bunch and one of the brothers in Ride the High Country. Awesome!

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:56 PM (VNfwt)

375 363 But they did get Paxton home safely in Apollo 13!
Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 09:53 PM (wBMpg)

I always thought he was better as a supporting character actor. Top bill stuff he was good, but not as memorable. I mean he was legit as the Navy radar operator in Commando.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 07, 2019 09:56 PM (DjiZK)

376 I always thought he was better as a supporting character actor.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

I liked him as the psycho dad in Frailty and the McCoy in Hatfields and McCoys.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (VNfwt)

377 ... okay, slave labor camps.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (Pg+x7)

378 Paxton in Weird Science, yeah he was chewing scenery and stealing scenes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (+AH9W)

379 362 -- Gerf -- No harm, no foul. I only get ticked when a stranger addresses me as "sir". And since my father could never, ever deny paternity, it happens more frequently than you would guess.

Thinking before posting here is against the rules. Otherwise, the site would have a "review" function.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (eP3XU)

380 Jaws

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (jhLCM)

381 A funny bit about Diamonds are Forever - There's this very recognizable Attack Music theme that plays throughout the final shootout on the oil rig, I know you all would recognize it. My wife grew up in Shreveport, for about 20 years, that was the Theme Music for their Channel 12 News Team. What's so great about it is when you hear it, you realize that is EXACTLY the music Ron Burgundy would have picked to introduce his newscast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (V2Yro)

382 Another good Orson Wells, Tyrone Power selection is "The Prince of Foxes". Wells plays Cesare Borgia. Very good.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 09:59 PM (jm1YL)

383 I liked him as the psycho dad in Frailty and the McCoy in Hatfields and McCoys.
Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 09:58 PM (VNfwt)

Totally, and Hank in Simple Plan.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 07, 2019 09:59 PM (DjiZK)

384 Col Nicholson in Kwai is trying to hold his men together and buy their safety. He's deluded of course and doesn't see it as helping the Japanese.

I love Holden's Spears. A caricature of the malingering womanizing US soldier in WWII, who comes through in the end.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 10:00 PM (1UZdv)

385 The Thing (1982); The Good, the Bad, the Ugly; Open Range; Tombstone; Cast Away; Big Trouble in Little China; The Big Lebowski; Minority Report; The Great Escape; My Cousin Vinny; Snatch; LA Confidential; Tender Mercies; Office Space; Gladiator

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at September 07, 2019 10:01 PM (0V/8D)

386 If you could only have one Mel Brooks movie??? After wailing and gnashing teeth, which one?

What really are the choices? "Blazing Saddles", "The Producers", "Young Frankestein" or "Spaceballs". The others are miles away.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 10:01 PM (lD3vL)

387 Hotel - Rod Taylor, Karl Malden,

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 10:02 PM (jhLCM)

388 Servo: That track is called "007" and apparently John Barry wrote it hoping to replace the original James Bond theme because there was some controversy over who had composer credit for the original. (He wrote it, but the guy who did the guitar riff claimed that his arrangement was the "canonical" sound so he deserved credit as well.)

"007" also shows up in Moonraker, and I think in You Only Live Twice as well.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 10:02 PM (wBMpg)

389 386 If you could only have one Mel Brooks movie??? After wailing and gnashing teeth, which one?

What really are the choices? "Blazing Saddles", "The Producers", "Young Frankestein" or "Spaceballs". The others are miles away.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 07, 2019 10:01 PM (lD3vL)

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Well, there's his masterpiece, Dracula, Dead and Loving It.

Seriously, though, if you haven't seen The Twelve Chairs, it's very much worth your time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 10:02 PM (zZbCU)

390 A Boy And His Dog is another absolute classic.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 10:02 PM (Mo1SD)

391 I remember when I saw Bridge Over the River Kwai and the dinner scene with scotch and corned beef.

Every time I open a can I think of that scene.

Be happy in your work!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 10:03 PM (Z+IKu)

392 My favorite Mel Brooks, in order:

1) Young Frankenstein. (best by far, in my estimation)
2) Blazing Saddles
3) The Producers
4) History of the World, Part One (ok, it doesn't really work as a movie, but a lot of the scenes are just fall on floor funny)
5) High Anxiety
6) Spaceballs

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 10:04 PM (V2Yro)

393 Seriously, though, if you haven't seen The Twelve Chairs, it's very much worth your time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

And it's not what you think of as a Mel Brooks flick. Sort of high brow comedy, but really good.

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 10:04 PM (VNfwt)

394 Tuna -- Yes, Power was good, but what really sticks in my mind is Wells. I think that was the first time I ever saw him. The Black Rose showed up one time on the Saturday Night Movie -- sliced, diced, and julienned to fit in all the commercials. Decades later, I did get to see the uncut version at a real movie theater.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 10:04 PM (eP3XU)

395 If you could only have one Mel Brooks movie??? "

Noooooo!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 07, 2019 10:05 PM (6qErC)

396 The Producers (original)/

Brooks' best always have Gene Wilder.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 10:05 PM (1UZdv)

397 Slither with Michael Rooker
Modern Problems with Chevy Chase

Posted by: Abraxas Arms, the old firm at September 07, 2019 10:05 PM (p6Q7Q)

398 ''One of my fvorite movies of all time is The Year of Living Dangerously.Sigh....Mel Gibson in his prime. ''


In some ways that is a movie about Obama.

His mother took him to live in that turmoil.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 07, 2019 10:05 PM (1g7ch)

399 the Inquisition's here, and it's here to stay!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 10:05 PM (ykYG2)

400 "His mother took him to live in that turmoil."

Dissertations read by nobody don't just write themselves.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 10:06 PM (1UZdv)

401 I read a mind-blowing bit of trivia about Blazing Saddles: apparently the Gene Wilder part was originally going to be John F'n Wayne himself!

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 10:06 PM (wBMpg)

402 Also Nood ONT

Posted by: Blutarski at September 07, 2019 10:07 PM (VNfwt)

403 Thanks, The James Madison.

This was a very good movie thread.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 10:07 PM (Mo1SD)

404 Tuna -- Wells without Power in A Man For All Seasons as Woolsey. Fantastic!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 10:08 PM (eP3XU)

405 They wrote the character as if it were John Wayne, and offered him the role. He politely declined and said he'd be the first to buy a ticket.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 10:08 PM (1UZdv)

406 Well, there's his masterpiece, Dracula, Dead and Loving It.

Seriously, though, if you haven't seen The Twelve Chairs, it's very much worth your time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at September 07, 2019 10:02 PM (zZbCU)



I love "Dracula, Dead and Loving It".

That's one of those movies I watch every time I see it's on.

Funny movie.

"The Twelve Chairs" is the movie that convinced me that Mel Brooks was just as good as Woody Allen.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 07, 2019 10:08 PM (mIQCW)

407 My Favorite Year with Peter O'Toole
The Hitcher with Reuther Hauer

Posted by: Abraxas Arms, the old firm at September 07, 2019 10:09 PM (p6Q7Q)

408 We need a chick flicks thread someday. What fun.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 10:09 PM (jm1YL)

409 as much as i admire john barry - a great, great deal - i must admit he stole the riff for the bond theme (consciously or not). he was sued and lost, appropriately.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 10:10 PM (Pg+x7)

410 See y'all tomorrow morning on the book thread!

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 07, 2019 10:10 PM (wBMpg)

411 "The Naked Prey" should be a moron all-time fave.

"Apocalypto" was essentially a remake of it.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 07, 2019 10:11 PM (mIQCW)

412 What about the poll?

Posted by: Yanzee at September 07, 2019 10:11 PM (jhLCM)

413 Yes, thanks The James Madison. This is one of my favorite weekend threads, and tonight was really fun.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 07, 2019 10:11 PM (eP3XU)

414 The James Madison.

Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 07, 2019 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

415 Miss Additional Blond Agent[

Are you like Atomic Blond?
Spy 1: My God. I think I love you.
Spy 2: she says...That's too bad.

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 07, 2019 10:13 PM (9PtLS)

416 ''Tuna -- Wells without Power in A Man For All Seasons as Woolsey. Fantastic!''

First time I saw him was as Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre with Joan Fontaine. He was perfect for that role.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 10:13 PM (jm1YL)

417 Best war/military flick

- Best Christmas movie

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 07, 2019 08:46 PM (L2ZTs)


Best war movie - "Battleground" 1949. Saw it new then in '49.Based on a true 101st Airborne action.

Posted by: Grannymimi at September 07, 2019 10:14 PM (u5LFV)

418 ... but barry - the king of counterpoint - is such a great movie composer, he is beyond reproach as far as i'm concerned.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 10:14 PM (Pg+x7)

419 Late here, but:

1. I like that Thor got an ok grade but it was a complete waste of a movie. They could've made Vikings with Thor! or something really cool but no, we got paint by the numbers bullshit. He's immortal, he's 1500 years old, he could do anything at anytime in the last 1500 years but they chose this?

shit.

2. Total Recall is a must have. These 90's movies had soul unlike their shit, CGI remakes from today.

3. Vehoven may be a terrible liberal, but i think he's taking the terrible liberal piss because he made good movies that all right wing nut job teenagers growing up in America loved.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 07, 2019 10:14 PM (thQkh)

420 This was a fun thread even though I was a little late.

Posted by: Tuna at September 07, 2019 10:15 PM (jm1YL)

421 Highlander II - There Should Only have been One!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 07, 2019 10:16 PM (V2Yro)

422 Best war movies: Stalingrad (in German, everyone dies)
Or Cross of Iron

Posted by: Jean at September 07, 2019 10:21 PM (B7KlG)

423 Interesting to see what everyone else likes. for 100 characters I had to edit, big time. I had to leave out Head Office, a transcendent 80's comedy set in the PR department of a large corporation. Eddie Albert is the CEO. It was hysterical. and Airplane! And The Thing, (the remake).

I don't know if anyone saw it (Netflix) but The Day of the Siege is an amazing film about the Siege of Vienna. Jan Sobieski and the Polish Winged Hussars kicked Ottoman ass. It was very VERY unPC.

Posted by: vivi at September 07, 2019 10:43 PM (11H2y)

424 Anon

Death At A Funeral 2007

Page 8

Charade

The Trouble With Harry

Grosse Pointe Blank

Bell Book and Candle

Posted by: Lump at September 07, 2019 10:46 PM (AwjHq)

425 Late, Saturdays are family day, but voted.
Also had some suggestions. Only ONE was a porno.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 07, 2019 11:14 PM (xJa6I)

426 The Man from Snowy River...a great quiet movie with one of the greatest horse riding scenes ever!

Posted by: RGallegos at September 07, 2019 11:41 PM (59GQk)

427 That was easy. I voted "Include" on the ones I've seen, and "Don't Include" on the ones I haven't.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2019 12:11 AM (sdi6R)

428 Loved Robo Cop, and also Total Recall. Other films for Ace HQ, Slapshot, Blazing Saddles, Airplane and The Warriors.

Posted by: standfast24 at September 08, 2019 12:56 AM (+9QGm)

429 Rights to Dick's "We'll Remember It for You Wholesale" and "Minority Report" were purchased at the same time.

Posted by: hurricane567 at September 08, 2019 01:49 AM (wRdrA)

430 Blue Velvet
Cherry 2000
Hotel Hell

Beer-drinking movies.

"Mommy!"

Posted by: Cluebat at September 08, 2019 03:09 AM (S8ld5)

431 Correction:

Motel Hell

Posted by: Cluebat at September 08, 2019 03:20 AM (S8ld5)

432 I finally saw Total Recall for the first time recently.

I was unable to rate the science fiction in the film because of Arnold's sheer over-whelming ugliness. I could not fathom why someone so ugly, so accented, could ever be a Hollywood star. My God, he was ugly.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at September 08, 2019 07:16 AM (xZjSg)

433 Ah, Total Recall ... the movie I first discovered Sharon Stone. She may be a knucklehead, but she really did it for me.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at September 08, 2019 07:32 AM (RLiOt)

434 TJM
"waiting for War and Peace"... "having a Soviet month"

I hope that is the Bondarchuk War and Peace, 1967. It makes the US 1956 version look like a high school'ers film project.
I first saw it over two nights in a movie theatre in 1974. Produced with copious assistance from the Soviet gov't including thousands of conscripts to play soldiers in the Austrian, Prussian, Russian and French armies. Looong battle scenes and anal level attention to historical detail. Historians estimate that Boneparte and Kutuzov commanded 120,000 men between them at Borodino. Bondarchuk had about the same number all under his command!
For Natasha's coming out ball, at the Hermitage, Bondarchuk got to use ... the Hermitage. Almost every actor in that scene either wore a period piece costume or an exact copy, while all of the jewels, medals, swords, stars and tiaras were real, borrowed from museums. The actor playing the Ambassador from the UK wore an actual uniform borrowed from a musum in England. estimates for what it would have actually cost to produce without the free government assistance start at $500,000,000 and go up from there.
It's looong. six and a half to seven *hours* depending on the version. I have three DVD vesion running 415 minutes.
TJM if you cannot find a copy of this, email me. I can probably rip a copy, *for legal review purposes*, and send via dropbox.

Posted by: Dyspeptic Curmudgeon at September 08, 2019 08:47 PM (M9bg+)

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