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BrokenRoad
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Cool  Posted: 2:50 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Just finished watching Ghostbusters. Things I noticed:

1) 'Dana Barrett' character really was a snappy dresser
2) Dan Akroyd was YOUNG.
3) When did Bill Murray actually have hair?

What's your favorite retro movie?

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Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Ghostbusters is a great movie! My son insists that Ghostbusters II was even better, but I'm going to have to disagree with him there.

If I had to pick one favorite retro movie, it would probably have to be Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


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Default  Posted: 3:42 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Blues Brothers


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Default  Posted: 3:45 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Blues Brothers
Stripes
Doctor Detroit

There was this movie called So Fine. I remember watching it with my dad and laughing so hard.


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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, September 29th (Sunday)


"It's 106 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. - Hit it."
also said by me earlier this week to a small group of colleagues...I thought it was hilarious. No one else got it. Really??


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Default  Posted: 6:01 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

ET
Grease
The Breakfast Club


My daughter saw most of The Breakfast Club a few weeks ago. Now she understands why out of no where I will shout, "I wanna be an air force ranger."

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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
St. Elmos Fire
Steel Magnolias
Blue Brothers
Tootsie

All good movies!


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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

jo, a bit of trivia on The Breakfast Club. The joke that Judd Nelson's character is telling while crawling through the ductwork was never meant to have a punchline. (I'm a *huge* fan of IMDb. Love reading the trivia...)

I have three of the Bratpack movies: The Breakfast Club, Weird Science and Sixteen Candles.

Favorite retro movie? Hell, that's a tough one. I really couldn't say. Depends on my mood I guess.


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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Cool trivia, Clarissa.

I forgot about Steel Magnolias &
Tootsie. Love those.


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Default  Posted: 7:08 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Tootsie was on Encore last night


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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Back to the Future
Star Wars

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Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

The 80s are retro??

What about:

A Clockwork Orange
Jaws
Star Wars
The Godfather
Rocky
Animal House
Airplane


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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Sad...yes.
Can you believe it?


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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

the big chill
dirty dancing


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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

THEY LIVE


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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Starship Troopers
Steel Magnolias
Airplane


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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

Breakfast at Tiffanys
Breakfast Club
Beaches
Steel Magnolias
Grease
Dirty Dancing


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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

The Goonies
Labyrinth


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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

I don't know that it's the best, but someone has to throw The Lost Boys into the mix!


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Default  Posted: 11:44 PM, September 29th (Sunday)

No one has mentioned Princess Bride. Inconceivable!


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Default  Posted: 1:56 AM, September 30th (Monday)

Birdcage

Love the cinematography around Miami.


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Default  Posted: 12:54 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Pretty in Pink!!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, September 30th (Monday)

"It's 106 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. - Hit it."
also said by me earlier this week to a small group of colleagues...I thought it was hilarious. No one else got it. Really??

My 31 year old son quoted this to me last year. Yes, he was raised with the classics . . . .

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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, September 30th (Monday)

FM
No one has mentioned Princess Bride. Inconceivable!

J'ou keep usink that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means.


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Default  Posted: 1:35 PM, September 30th (Monday)

No one has mentioned Princess Bride. Inconceivable!

I do not think that that word means what you think it means.


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Default  Posted: 2:11 PM, September 30th (Monday)

My dd will occasionally answer he phone by saying, "Ghostbustahs, whadda ya want?" Love.

I'm good with most of the list here, including the Holy Trinty of Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. My 14 year old ds recently watched The Breakfast Club and now is trying to do the "spit in the air and catch it" thing. That was NOT the point of the movie!!!

Can I submit Top Gun and Risky Business?


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Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Poltergeist
Mr. Mom
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Raiders of the Lost Ark
eta:
The Sandlot
Home Alone
The Great Outdoors
Lethal Weapon
Die Hard

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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Yes, The Blues Brothers.

The car chase scene in the mall. Can't think about it without hearing the music playing in my head.

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Another favorite of mine is Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

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Default  Posted: 2:59 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Valley Girl


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Default  Posted: 3:03 PM, September 30th (Monday)

All great movies.
All Monty Python movies of course.

I don't think I saw Animal House on the list. (My daughter made a reference to this over the weekend, and I couldn't decide if I was laughing harder from her joke, or from the fact that my 14 yo daughter made the reference...Parenting WIN!)


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Default  Posted: 7:12 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Terminator
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Young Guns
Attack of the killer tomatoes


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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, September 30th (Monday)

It's 106 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. - Hit it

I had a boyfriend that used to say this almost every time we got in the car to go anywhere

For me it's any of the John Hughes movies.

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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Some Kind of Wonderful.
It has a girl drummer and thats cool.


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Default  Posted: 9:15 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Perfect list of wonderful movies. I knew this was a good group of peeps!!

Let me add

Dead Poets' Society.

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Default  Posted: 6:30 AM, October 1st (Tuesday)

Young Guns

That movie is far more historically accurate than I realized when I first saw it. Fucking great flick.


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Default  Posted: 2:32 PM, October 1st (Tuesday)

That's a lot of good movies right there. One of my favorites is Meatballs. Prob. not really "best" retro movie but it is funny to me.

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Default  Posted: 3:02 PM, October 1st (Tuesday)

Watched Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang the other night. Wow! Val Kilmer, you have changed. Robert Downey, Jr., you look even hotter today!


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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, October 2nd (Wednesday)

Aside from the good ones already mentioned:

Willow
Christmas vacation
Popeye the movie
Rad
Thrashin
Ice pirates
Top secret
Neverending story


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Default  Posted: 4:05 AM, October 4th (Friday)

Caddyshack
Monty Python, Life of Brian & Holy Grail
Hollywood Knights
Bad Seed
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
7 Year Itch
Down w/Love (very 60's retro, awesome costuming & set design)


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Default  Posted: 4:30 AM, October 4th (Friday)

Silent Running
BladeRunner
Young Guns 2
Rocky
The Godfather
Raiders of the Lost Ark
American Graffiti


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Default  Posted: 10:36 PM, October 4th (Friday)

My favorite movie of all time is Monty Python's Life of Brian. Other oldies but goodies on my list include:

Easy Rider
Superfly
Enter the Dragon
Bullitt
Back to the Future


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Default  Posted: 11:49 PM, October 4th (Friday)

Really?

No-one mentioned Dr Strangelove?

Also, hope were not limited to the 80's.

Willie Wonka
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th
Wizard of Oz
The World According to Garp
Predator
The Longest Day


Yah, I'm weird!

Damn, saved the best for last

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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Default  Posted: 6:23 PM, October 6th (Sunday)

..i'm old....so..

How the West Was Won

Goldfinger

Ocean's Eleven (the original)

Wait Until Dark

The Fly (original)

The Exorcist

The Shining

Gimme Shelter

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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, October 6th (Sunday)

Too many to list ... probably 1/3 of what TCM broadcasts, but these hold a special place in my heart at all time:

Blazing Saddles (Bart: 'I must. I must.' as he whacks Slim Pickens with a shovel.)
Cat Ballou (Lee Marvin: 'Know him? He's my brother!')
Dr. Strangelove (Slim Pickens motivating his crew by suggesting the may get a medal)
Duck Soup
Some Like It Hot
The Last Hurrah (but the book is better)
etc., etc., etc., etc.


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