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Guinness23
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Default  Posted: 6:53 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

Ok. What is your favorite all time movies and why?

Mine?

1."Somewhere In Time" - Jane Seymour, Chris Reeve
-fantasy - just transcending space for love that is real and matters is worth the risk.

2. "Laura" - Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews. Moral of the story: watch out who your supposed friends are

3. "Glass Slipper" - Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding. Pay attention to who your friends REALLY ARE. Oh, and have a space you can run that is just YOURS.


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Default  Posted: 7:23 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

1."Somewhere In Time" - Jane Seymour, Chris Reeve
-fantasy - just transcending space for love that is real and matters is worth the risk.

Yep!!! Always loved this movie...

2. "Laura" - Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews. Moral of the story: watch out who your supposed friends are

Just saw this the other day for the first time... great movie

Steel Magnolias - Just love the show of love, strength, grace and friendship in it...

A League of their Own - girl empowerment at the max!

I'm sure I'll think of more.


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Default  Posted: 7:28 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

Ah, Steel magnolias, LOVED that movie!

I really like 'quirky' movies. My all time favorite movie is probably "Dan in Real Life" just loved it.

I also loved "Little Miss Sunshine"

And pretty much any movie with Meryl Steep. Love her.



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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

The Wedding Singer and Click! I'm a huge fan of Adam Sandler and those are two movies I can watch over and over again!
I love to laugh!

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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

Ghost - Love story, comedy and drama all in one.

Not many movies I can watch over and over - I cry every time I watch this one.


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Default  Posted: 8:03 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

An officer and a gentleman. I'm still waiting for Richard gere to come to my office and carry me out.....


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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

"There Will Be Blood"

A great film that depicts the frailties of ambitious human beings and the ruin that can befall those driven by nothing but single-minded ambition, anger, and greed.

"Fight Club"

Everytime I watch it, I look around at all the *shit* I own, and want to sell all my worldly possessions and do something more primal and less superfluous. But I usually grab another beer and some more chips.


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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

The Shawshank Redemption

Working Girl ( love the theme song, Let the River Run)

Traffic

Oh there are so many, hard to choose.


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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

Shawshank Redemption and Traffic are so good.


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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

Oh, I also love A River Runs Through It.

Thelma and Louise is also a fave.

Legends of the Fall.


3 Brad Pitt movies.......


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Default  Posted: 8:39 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

"The Princess Bride" because hello - Princess Bride? Enough said.


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Default  Posted: 9:59 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

Fried Green Tomatos- I'm a sucker for a tear jerked which leads me to my next pick

Beaches- I know I know

Princess Bride
A league of their own
Usual suspects


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Default  Posted: 6:19 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Shawshank Redemption - I love Morgan Freeman and I love how the story is told.

Good Will Hunting - the "it's not your fault" scene still kills me after all of these years.

Primal Fear - Edward Norton and Richard Gere at their best.

Devils Advocate - Keanu Reeves. Nuff said. Oh and the fact that I even noticed Charlize is a testament to her amazing performance.

Fight Club - Mind.Bent.

The Butterfly Effect - also bends my mind.

Kill Bill. So violent but so... awesome!

Pump Up The Volume and The Breakfast Club - old favourites, great soundtrack!

I also LOVE all of the Pixar films. I was watching them waaay before I had kids. I'm loving Brave ATM.


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Default  Posted: 7:24 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Ah, Shawshank Redemption and Fried Green Tomatoes! I had forgotten about them. Great movies.


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Default  Posted: 7:34 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Some good movies already on here. I'm going to have to say Secondhand Lions. If you haven't seen it, you should. Duvall and Cain are awesome in it.


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Default  Posted: 8:12 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Another fan of Shawshank Redemption...Say Anything, Pretty In Pink, Breakfast Club...


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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Primal Fear is a great movie!

I also really like Secret Window with Johnny Depp


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Default  Posted: 8:31 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

My favourite has always been Charade.

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
Walter Matthau
George Kennedy
James Coburn

Mystery, thriller, romance.
1963 Paris.

Love it.

Check out the shower scene...fully clothed.


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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

I have a couple of absolute favorites:

1)The Sound of Music- because, well, Julie Andrews! Music! I love everything about this movie.

2)Gladiator- I have no idea why I like this movie so much.

But then I also love all kinds of older movies- Singin' in the Rain, Pillow Talk, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Quiet Man, Some Like It Hot, To Kill A Mockingbird, older Disney films, and a bunch more I can't think of.

Modern ones I love- Harry Potter, LOTR series, and most of the Disney/Disney-Pixar movies.


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Default  Posted: 10:33 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Funny Girl. A hilarious tear jerker

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Default  Posted: 10:55 AM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Bladerunner! Bringing Up baby...Sense and Sensibility...Airplane....and Frances Ha is on there for sure. I also love Tree of Life.

Lately I don;t want to watch any movies at all though unless they're just about awesome female friendships or are period BBC adaptations. Those are my safe places from the shitstorm!


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Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Oh lord...so many movies.

1) Practical Magic. Why? Because I want so badly for magic to be real!

2) Any Brat Pack movie. They were original, and funny. Also, any movie with John Cusack.

3) The Jazz Singer. I love Neil Diamond. (thanks, mom)

4) ^ along that vein, Saving Silverman. (such a funny movie)

5) Monty Python's The Holy Grail. Because Monty Python.

6) Grease. It's the word.
7) Xanadu. Because I love cheesy musicals from the 80's.

8) The Princess Bride. Three words: As. You. Wish.

9) Rosemary's Baby. Because it's the first horror movie I ever saw, and it scared the shit out of me.

10) The Way We Were. "Your girl is lovely" is one of the saddest, most bittersweet lines in a movie ever.


eta: I agree with many of the movies already chosen in this thread as well!!!!

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Default  Posted: 2:41 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

I'm not a huge fan of re-watching movies, but Ferris Buellerís Day Off, Rudy, Slapshot, and The Big Lebowski always suck me in.

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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Well lets see, Any Cohen brothers film
Any Tarentino film
Any Monty PYthon film

Matrix of course. Because it was so different, and so mind blowing. Deja Vu will never be the same.

Singing in the Rain - I just love it.

And last but not least any Esther Williams movie. I mean who doesn't love a good musical in the water.


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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

2 favorites movies I can watch an endless amount of times... I've lost count of how many times I've watched them.

Shawshank Redemption - a story of hope and perseverance. Plus it contains one of my favorite quotes ever: "get busy living or get busy dying".

Planes Trains and Automobiles - it is an extreme comedy of events. too outrageous to ever happen IRL but a pure, (mostly)clean, funny movie. John Candy and Steve Martin made it great.


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Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

The Color Purple. I love the book and I love the movie.

Reservoir Dogs. Huge Tarantino fan, and I like this one the most.

Panic Room. Jared Leto is always hot.

Stand By Me. Just because.


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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

My Lady and I like to watch movies on the couch, with wine and cuddling. Mostly, but not always, sappy old romantic comedies, because that's the way I roll.

We created a shared document on Google Drive... Because we both have a touch of nerd.

My favorites are on one list or the other. The Shop Around The Corner and We're No Angels are on my every year Christmas movie list. And I just now noticed Groundhog Day is missing. Gotta fix that.

Watched:

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Some Like It Hot
Christmas in Connecticut
Weíre No Angels
It Happened One Night
Metropolis (The Moroder 80's music version)
Mr. Robinson Crusoe
The Shop Around the Corner
Bringing up baby
The Philadelphia story
High Society
City Lights
Adamís Rib (partial)
On the Town
Harvey
Casablanca
Oscar
Caddyshack

Yet to watch:
Laura
Seven Year Itch
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Maltese Falcon
The Big Sleep
Key Largo
Itís a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Born Yesterday
Forbidden Planet
Airplane!
Band of Brothers
Blues Brothers
Blues Brothers 2000
My Cousin Vinnie
The Sting
Aunti Mame
Patton
The Presidentís Analyst



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Default  Posted: 7:38 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

Watched:

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Some Like It Hot
Christmas in Connecticut
Weíre No Angels
It Happened One Night
Metropolis (The Moroder 80's music version)
Mr. Robinson Crusoe
The Shop Around the Corner
Bringing up baby
The Philadelphia story
High Society
City Lights
Adamís Rib (partial)
On the Town
Harvey
Casablanca
Oscar
Caddyshack

Yet to watch:
Laura
Seven Year Itch
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Maltese Falcon
The Big Sleep
Key Largo
Itís a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Born Yesterday
Forbidden Planet
Airplane!
Band of Brothers
Blues Brothers
Blues Brothers 2000
My Cousin Vinnie
The Sting
Aunti Mame
Patton
The Presidentís Analyst

Yeah baby! That is what I'm talkin' about!!

"My Cousin Vinney"!! Fuckin' priceless!!

"Ghost and Mrs. Muir" is there any better Classic??

Here are somemore:
"It's Complicated."
"How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
"Band of Angels" with pre- "Lily Munster" Yvonne DeCarlo
"Oklahoma" Gordan Macrae and Shirley Jones
"Crash". Is this an AWESOME MOVIE OR NOT??


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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

I like:

Office Space
Shawshank Redemption
Desparado
Steel Magnolias
Gross Pointe Blank

Old movies:
All this and Heaven Too ( 3 hankies)
Stella Dallas (4 hankies)
The Philadelphia Story
Gaslight


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Default  Posted: 1:27 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

The Lives of Others
Kill Bill
The whole Bourne series!


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Default  Posted: 6:10 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

1)The Sound of Music- because, well, Julie Andrews! Music! I love everything about this movie.

2)Gladiator- I have no idea why I like this movie so much.

Now THERE is a spectrum!!

I LOVE The Sound of Music. Gladiator? Watched once, so sad.

Gaslight

OMG yes!! This is my ALL TIME favorite movie of Ingrid Bergman. "Murder She Wrote" Angela Lansbury is like only 20 in it. The end has to be one my all time favorites ever.

How about:

"Charade"
"Gone With the Wind"
"Titanic"
"The Fugitive"
"Oceans Eleven" George Clooney version
"Murphy's Romance"
"Somethings Gotta Give"
"Hitch"
"Sabrina" Harrison Ford version


Me 47
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47 is the new year of treating myself better than I have in 6 years.

What ever doesn't kill me makes me stronger so long as I remember that

My favorite drink is no longer Guinness but water. Call me Dasani23


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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Now THERE is a spectrum!!

Yeah, I tend to be quite eclectic in my tastes in regards to both movies and music.


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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Titanic is on my list of most hated movies ever.
3 hrs of my life I can never get back, because Rose wouldn't scoot her fat ass over on the plank so Jack could float, too. Or hell, they could have taken turns on it.

Blech.

(sorry for my mini movie rant)


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Default  Posted: 9:39 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

because Rose wouldn't scoot her fat ass over on the plank so Jack could float

Rose wasn't fat by any stretch of the imagination, but I agree with your other sentiments. There was room for Jack on the float- they could've made it work. Stupid movie. ::grumble grumble::


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Default  Posted: 9:53 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Three Amigos. Shooting the invisible man, sew like the wind, my little buttercup, a plethora of gifts, the campfire scene. Love it.

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Default  Posted: 1:52 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Blazing Saddles - because it shows how supremely stupid stereotyping people is, and because it's hilarious.

The President's Analyst and One, Two, Three also do a great job of smashing illusions that should be smashed.

Dr. Strangelove, I'm Alright (All Right?), Jack - incredibly good political satire

A very gentle movie that I wish I could see again: To Jonah, Who will be 25 in the year 2000 - because it's gentle and because it made me look into the Tantra.


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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Sisoon-

Blazing Saddles is so, so very funny. Dr. Strangelove is really funny, too, but in an entirely different way.


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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Singin' In The Rain - because every single solitary time I see it, I'm so happy by the end of the movie, I can almost dance down the street just like Gene Kelly (I said "almost")

A Hard Day's Night - because... it's The Beatles!

The Adventures of Robin Hood - because it's Errol Flynn, in tights.

Alien - because I've seen it dozens of times and I still jump in fright.

Rocky Horror Picture Show - because it was already fantastic before the audience got involved, but when the audience is really cooking and in sync, it's an amazing experience!

and sooo many others


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Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Love, love, love movies. I agree with everyone!

If I had to only pick one-
'How Green Was My Valley'-I cry every single time I see it.

My H and I love to do 'movie marathons'
where we see 2 or 3 flicks in a day.

One day we saw "Life is a House" and "Pay it Forward" back to back- That is when I learned to bring tissues in my purse...

What about animated movies?

So I'll throw out my favs-
"The Incredibles" and "The Iron Giant"- Have to say I have a sweet spot in my heart for "Finding Nemo" too.

As "Alien" was just mentioned- I have to agree- love to see a gal on screen kicking ass- Its sequel is also great- "Aliens".

Stopping now or I'll go on forever.

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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Guinness -- Have you seen the Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman? Oh lordy. I just re-watched it (thirteen.org is streaming it in full for free on their site). So. Good.


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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

The Trip

Because it's different and brilliant.


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Default  Posted: 12:17 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

"A Few Good Men"

"A Time to Kill"

"In the Line of Fire"

"Speed"


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47 is the new year of treating myself better than I have in 6 years.

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Default  Posted: 12:23 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

3 hrs of my life I can never get back, because Rose wouldn't scoot her fat ass over on the plank so Jack could float, too. Or hell, they could have taken turns on it.

Whoa!

I've heard people turned off over the ad nauseum radio playing of Celine Dion "My Heart will go On"...never this.

My take is that James Cameron allowed her to lay on the door alone because with 2 people on it, it would have sunk for sure and Jack Dawson may have been poor but he WAS a gentleman.


Me 47
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47 is the new year of treating myself better than I have in 6 years.

What ever doesn't kill me makes me stronger so long as I remember that

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Default  Posted: 12:32 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Guinness -- Have you seen the Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman? Oh lordy.

I have never been able to watch any other version or see this as play EXCEPT for the Gordon Macrae/Shirley Jones movie.

Why? Because my mother FELL IN LOVE with Macrae in this movie and "Carousel". Back in the fifties, when you went to see a movie at certain theatres they had what they call "dish night." My mother collected a WHOLE dishset from seeing this movie, Carousel and other Macrae musicals at a theater on the South Side of Chicago.

In the 80's when VCR's came out, this movie was one of the first to get taped, then bought. Let me tell you just HOW MANY TIMES SHE WOULD MAKE US WATCH THIS!! I know the WHOLE dialogue and songs by heart!

"Oh what a beatiful MORNING. Oh what a beautiful day. I gotta good feeling EVERYTHING's goin' my way."

I gotta kinda agree with my mom: his baritone voice was velvet smooth and handsomly rich. Shame he never had much of career after.


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47 is the new year of treating myself better than I have in 6 years.

What ever doesn't kill me makes me stronger so long as I remember that

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Default  Posted: 3:51 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Pride & Prejudice (A&E version)
.....just because I love it.


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Default  Posted: 10:11 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

'How Green Was My Valley'-I cry every single time I see it

I have SO wanted to see this. Maybe it's time to break down and see if I can find a copy...


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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 10:25 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Titanic is on my list of most hated movies ever.

I fall into this camp. I just wish the iceberg would have come floating by about 2.5 hours earlier


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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Guinness, please PLEASE see the Hugh Jackman version. No offense to the earlier one, but you must be open to the new as well!

asurvivor, why am I not surprised that loving The Trip and hating Titanic go together?

Actually thinking of Leo...I truly love the Romeo + Juliet from Baz Luhrmann.


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Default  Posted: 11:50 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Ordinary People---such intensity, all just dealing with a family's relationships.....really really loved it.


Point Break----for Keanu, surfing, the beach, Patrick Swayze...but mostly for Keanu.


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

ahh Sorry for my intensity on the "Titanic" hatred..


I meant "fat ass" in a sarcastic way--Kate Winslet is one of my favorite actresses and I love, love, love her body.


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Guinness23
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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

I just wish the iceberg would have come floating by about 2.5 hours earlier

Really Hollywood or ANYONE shouldn't have capitalized on the tragedy of these people.

It is just that the 1997 version REALLY gave you a birdseye view of what it was like to be a passenger which is why I liked it. I have always liked history. I am sure if ALL of those passengers on that ship knew about the marketing of their tragedy, they's be haunting James Cameron and everyone trying to make a buck off of reliving it.


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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

Guinness, please PLEASE see the Hugh Jackman version.

Hugh Jackman is one piece of handsome man....don't get me wrong. I am just desensitized to only Gordon MacRae as Curly. It just is what it is. That is my upbringing for you.

I like Jackman in a lot of other stuff.


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Default  Posted: 1:20 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

I think I must be the only person ever to be bored comatose by the Shawshank Redemption. And I love character driven dramas but it was so dry and slow and bland and drawn out I just can't see what there is to like about it.

I love:
Godfather I and II
Usual Suspects
Gone with the Wind (always!)
The Departed
Steel Magnolias



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Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

Labyrinth, with David Bowie. I love it solo much, the ending is such a feel-good ending (my eyes still well up with tears when Hoggle asks "Well, why didn't you say so?!").

Also, the music. I have the soundtrack, and listen to it all of the time.

Finally, David Bowie in tights. Even my 4 year old says "He is sooooo handsome."

Need I say more?


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Default  Posted: 9:49 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

Wizard of Oz. I own it on DVD and will watch it every time it comes on tv.

Most of my favorites are musicals or have a good soundtrack. Grease, Hairspray, etc.

Love Shawshank Redemption, though I have to do something else when Andy is being mistreated.

Movie that was disturbing and typically not something I would like, but was captivating was Mystic River. Not normally a Sean Penn fan, but loved that movie.

ETA the Fugitive with Harrison Ford.

Pretty much anything with Tommy Lee Jones or Denzel Washington

[This message edited by Pentup at 9:50 PM, May 2nd (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

I'm not a big movie person, but some of my favorites:

Gone With the Wind - Most fav of all time. I have watched it at least 5 times, and could watch it 5 more.

Pulp Fiction - Normally, violence in movies has me hiding my head, but this movie was just so COOL with the end of the movie in the middle. I still think it's Tarantino's finest.

Shawshank Redemption - love this movie. Never saw the end coming. Probably not one I would watch again because I know how it ends.

Sling Blade - uh huh.

The Life of David Gale - LOVE this movie because I love Kevin Spacey. Also, the end was both tragic and surprising.


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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

Too trusting, I watch Shawshank again and again because I know how it ends. The first time i almost did not make it through the movie, i hate to watch people mistreating others.
Now, knowing how it ends, I can endure and the end makes me so happy.


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Default  Posted: 5:19 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

My five desert island movies:

1) Cannery Row. Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. Can't number the times I've seen it. Perfection in character acting.

2) O Brother Where Art Thou. Ulysses redux. Amazing writing, acting and especially MUSIC.

3) The Godfather. The first one. And the second one. Not the third one. (I get to count them as one. My island, my rules!)

4) Star Wars IV. A New Hope. The one where Han shot first. Not the remake. The Wizard of Oz could also go in this slot but it would be one or the other. Probably Star Wars.

5) A musical which I cannot choose right now. Something along the lines of Hello Dolly, Showboat, Brigadoon, Let's Make Love, An American in Paris. Singing, dancing, costumes, fantasy.


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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

Anybody ever see the movie "What a Way to Go?" with Shirley Maclaine?

This movie is FREAKING FUNNY as a dark comedy. Holy crap...it is 50 years old!

This movie has been shown on cable this week. Haven't seen it in a long time.

It is about Maclaine pursuit of a simple life and really love. Every husband she has somehow they end up dead trying to provide for her and she just ends up millions rich.

Husbands:
1. Dick Van Dyke
2. Paul Newman
3. Robert Mitchum
4. Gene Kelly
5. Dean Martin.

This is simply a hilarious dark comedy.


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Default  Posted: 11:35 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

I can't believe 3 of my favorites have not made this list!
American Beauty---which I seem to love more evry time I see it
Goodfellas, which I loved and still do, but the violence gets to me now, and it's hard to watch
The Abyss, because I love most any story that takes place in the water, and that one was so cool

Also agree with Shawshank, Stand by me, Gone w/ the wind...

And, another one I did not see mentioned: 50 first dates, which makes me cry big fat tears every time I see it. I can't keep it together when it gets to the end. It's a comedy, but the sentiment is so sweet.

Well, I scanned these lists quickly, but if the above mentioned movies were already listed, i apologize


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Default  Posted: 12:04 AM, May 5th (Monday)

I also love The Quiet Man with John Wayne and for music and laughs Thououghly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Canning.

Hmm what else,,, Auntie Mame ( the one with Rosalind Russell not Lucille Ball), the original Parent Trap, Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Big Business with Bette Midler and Lilly Tomlin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Murder by a Death (hilarious satire of murder mysteries), The Italian Job (2003 remake) and Tremors.

These are the movies that if they are on I'll automatically stop and watch.

My fav for rewatching is the last 20 minutes of Tombstone which I'll rewind over and over. "I'll be yur huckleberry.... Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave... You're no daisy! You're no Daisy a'tall!" "You tell 'em I'm coming and Hell's coming with me! Ya hear! Hell's coming!"
I. Love. That. Movie.


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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, May 5th (Monday)

TooAloof,

While I love Kevin Spacey, American Beauty seemed soooo incredibly creepy to me. Almost like he was a pedophile or something. Made me go EWWWWWWW.


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Default  Posted: 4:24 PM, May 5th (Monday)

Bridget Jones' Diary. Because nice boys don't kiss like that.

Heathers, because I'm female and graduated high school in 1988. I'm legally required to love Heathers.

When Harry Met Sally, because I'm female and graduated high school in 1988. I'm legally required to love When Harry Met Sally.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls heíd known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Anybody ever see the movie "What a Way to Go?" with Shirley Maclaine?

Yes! Decades ago when I was a kid, I caught it on some Sat aftn movie of the week sort of thing. Loved it! Of course, I've always loved Dick Van Dyke and Gene Kelly so that may be why I was so fascinated by the movie


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Default  Posted: 10:46 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Too-Trusting:
Yes, but when he had the chance to turn his fantasy into reality, he backed off. I think that's one of the reasons I like it so much.
He realized how innocent she was, despite acting like such a wanton little slut, and he turned that relationship right back around to what it should have been all along.
I don't know, it struck a lot of chords for me, for many reasons.
I also love some of the music that came out of that film, like
Any Other Name, by Thomas Newman.
I find that many of the movies I've loved also have scores that I love as well.


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Default  Posted: 8:16 AM, May 7th (Wednesday)

The Big Easy

Officer and a Gentleman

Forrest Gump

My Cousin Vinny


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Default  Posted: 11:39 AM, May 7th (Wednesday)

Heathers!!
"Why are you such a bitch?"
"Because I can be."

I love that movie.

I love Pump Up The Volume, too.


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Default  Posted: 1:16 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

Wow! A lot of movies mentioned that I forgot about!

Shawhank Redemption: absolutely.. hope, great characters,
What a Way to Go: always loved that one. Funny and dark at the same time

So many musicals because as that show said, "That's Entertainment!": Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Fiddler on the Roof, An American in Paris, My Fair Lady (my favorite musical): Eliza Dolittle is a great character. A woman who wants to make something better of herself and stands up to a NPD!!! LOL. I still like Henry Higgins, anyway :) The lyrics are great, George Bernard Shaw at his best!

Some of the oldies: Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca, Some Like it Hot, The Great Race (Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, and Tony Curtis) perfect tongue and cheek comedy, any Jimmy Stewart movie: Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life; The Ghost and Mrs. Muir;

All About Eve: Bette Davis at her best!! "It's gonna be a bumpy night!" Who can deliver that line like that??

I LOVE the Matrix series. Really makes you think.

The Oceans movies (eleven, twelve, thirteen), great plots, great acting and a lot of eye candy, lol.

Speaking of eye candy: Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine......sigh

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is the official family movie since it was the first movie my older sons taped on VHS years ago and watched over and over so that we all knew all the lines!! We still can quote them all. :)

I like Sci Fi/ Fantasy, so the Harry Potter films, LOTR (been a book lover years and years ago....kind of like a nerd with that), Matrix, Avatar, all the Marvel comic/ turned movies: Iron Man, Spiderman, X-Men, etc.

I love Awakenings with Robin Williams and Deniro...sad, but so inspiring.

I will watch The Birdcage over and over. Laugh every single time. What fun!

An oldie, but not well known: Westward The Women
What a great movie about mail order brides travelling west with all the hardships doing a man's job. An OLD movie, but well done with the history and how hard it was to cross the country. Quite accurate.

I do enjoy a lot of the Pixar films, especially Finding Nemo. It's funny , LOVE Dory, and heartwarming.

There are so many other movies that other people have mentioned like The Quiet Man (I think John Wayne's best performance) and Forrest Gump, well done with the history and poignant as well.

Rain Man, Tootsie, Fargo are great.

Groundhog Day is one of my favorites. I had to watch it more than once to really appreciate it and now, like a song that if you hear it over and over it becomes one of your favorites, so has this movie. I've "seen" a lot in it the more I watch it. At first it's funny and light, but it's a lot deeper that you think it is. A great moralistic story. Ironically, I didn't like Bill Murray before this movie, but he was perfectly cast.

As Good As It Gets is another movie that I like. Nicholson gets better as an actor!!

I know I mentioned Jimmy Stewart movies, but also, Cary Grant... anything with him in it is great, especially old Hitchcock movies!


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Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

Terms of Endearment - so emotional

Officer and a Gentleman- Richard Gere of course

Cabaret- Just loved it for some reason(maybe a young Michael York?)

Usual Supects- Kevin Spacey is brilliant

Goodfellas- I have watched this so many times I have lost count

The Boy in The Striped Pajamas- tear jerker


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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

I got tons, but one of my favorites is 12 Angry Men. I wasn't alive when it was made, but have watched it countless times. I think it is idea that if someone advocates for you, anything can happen!


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Default  Posted: 1:59 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

I love really messed up movies or ones that are really difficult to figure out.

One of my favorites is Primer. It's the most convoluted, difficult and interesting movies about time travel. I had to watch it again as soon as I finished the first time. I've watched a few more times since then. I think I may be close to figuring it out????


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