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  • #1242
    rob
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    As a friend of mine and I have said, you can tell a lot about a person when they tell you what their favorite movies are. The only rule is you can’t say something like “Indiana Jones” — you have to actually pick the movie. So here are mine, in no particular order…

    1. The Shawshank Redemption — this movie is just movie-making perfection. The pace, casting, direction — all just perfect. It’s also one of the ones that’s so good that if it’s on TV, I can’t turn away.

    2. Pulp Fiction — Just enjoyable as hell. I’m surprised at the number of people who still haven’t watched it. An instant classic, a must-own

    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark — of all of the Indiana Jones movies, it’s still my favorite. During the commentary, it was mentioned that the movie slows down — not to me. I have a hard time picking between Raiders and Jaws, and depending on the day, I might tell you Jaws, but today, it’s Raiders.

    4. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back — Of all of the Star Wars movies, this one to me has the greatest variety of settings, and mostly, it doesn’t have Tatooine. What’s so special about Tatooine, anyway? It’s in every movie except Empire — really different, George — “What’s Tatooine like?” “Well, it’s a dirt planet.” Wow. But really, Empire is the bridge between IV and VI, and the most information is given in this one, so as a story freak, it’s still my favorite.

    5. Shaun of the Dead — This is a recent addition to my list, and it’s great because of the delivery of the actors. It’s just so so damn funny that I really just want to hang out with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I haven’t laughed this continuously at a movie ever, and what I mean is, laughing every time I see it. There is no other movie in the last ten years that I’ve watched more than this one.

    So that’s my list. You may be wondering why a Harry Potter movie isn’t in there, since I’m just a dork for it — simply put, the movies just aren’t as good as the books, although Prisoner of Azkaban is very close to it. Recently, with my list, I kicked out Fellowship of the Ring and Trainspotting. Trainspotting was the movie that got me interested in indie-type films, and it’s still right behind this list, but I have found that it has lost a bit of its pull for me. Fellowship lost its place because I never watch any of the LOTR movies. Like ever. I don’t think I’ll watch any of them again for at least two years. Other honorable mentions would include Snatch, The Matrix, Saving Private Ryan, Contact, Alien, The Big Lebowski, Die Hard, The Godfather, Clerks, Heat, and Rounders.

    #14769
    Frank
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    GODDAMMIT ROB! Do you know how hard this is going to be?!?!?!?! All right, I’ll get back to you … I gotta think about this one for a little bit.

    #14773
    El Rustirino
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    ill get back to you soon

    #14755
    digitaltopia
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    Let’s see. It’s hard to choose a top five because I like so many. But, I’ll give it a go anyhow.

    1. The Labyrinth
    2. The Princess Bride
    3. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    4. Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
    5. Monty Python’s The Holy Grail

    #14745
    rob
    Participant

    Guess you like comedies, huh, digitaltopia?

    #14768
    Frank
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    Alright. Rob has thrown down the gauntlet, and I feel like I’m capable of accepting the challenge. I thought about top five movies of all time based on these characteristics: 1.) It’s place in history – How does this movie hold up to the test of time? Is it a classic, instant classic? 60 years from now, will people still be talking about this movie? 2.) Overall presentation – direction, acting, script … you name it … how the movie looks and feels and, 3.) Most importantly, did I like the fucking thing.

    So, here’s my list of Top 5 movies of all time (in no particular order):

    1.) To Kill a Mockingbird –To this day, it is still one of the best adaptations of a book ever to be made. The book has always been one of my favorites and the script was wonderful. And, for the money, you can’t do better than Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch. Plus, you had a young Robert Duvall playing Boo Radley. It’ll always be up there.

    2.) Dead Poet’s Society – In my opinion, Robin Williams’ best work and he should have won the Oscar that year. A great Peter Weir flick, great cinematography and casting. It was wholly believable and very entertaining. That and who doesn’t remember the “Captain, my captain” scene at the end? Good work overall.

    3.) Forrest Gump –Tom Hanks has done a lot of work in his time, but I still feel like Gump was one of his best. The movie and book differed so much, it was almost like they made a movie and said “Wait, there’s a book?” But the movie was better than the book. Forrest came across as a more lovable character in the movie, whereas in the book, he didn’t really have that quality. I can honestly see myself in about 20 years, hearing someone saying, “You know … life is like a bawks of chok-lets.”

    4.) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – What? He said A New Hope instead of Empire? Yes, even though I like Empire better. Why then did I put Eps. IV up here? Simple. When the movie was released in 1977, it blew people away. No one had ever seen anything like it and it started up what would become the richest (with the biggest, diehard fans) movie franchises ever. A New Hope set the bar … Empire raised the bar and everything else fell, sadly, short of that bar.

    5.) The Godfather, Part II – Ah yes, in a complete contradiction of my previous comment, I’m going with the second film (NOT THE SEQUEL, DAMMIT). The first movie was brilliant in its own right, sure. But it really served as a good way to set up the story. The second movie, from start to finish, captured our attentions and, by the end, really had us believing that we were there. Definitely ranks up there as one of the best, bar none.

    And now, because it’s me and I’d be the sort of guy who would do this, I’m also throwing in as an added bonus (luckily with no reasons why) …

    Top 5 Porn Movies of All Time: (No particular order)

    1.) Behind the Green Door
    2.) Debbie Does Dallas
    3.) Deepthroat
    4.) The Devil in Miss Jones
    5.) Johnny Wadd

    Oldies, but goodies, my friends. Always remember the classics. On top of that, I believe all of these movies are older than Rusty … how about that? LOL.

    #14765
    Bing
    Participant

    Excellent topic Rob!!

    Frank your picks 1 and 2 guarantee I will always make fun of you in some way.

    For the sake of honesty I will not put too much thought into this, but will go with my instinct.

    In no order:

    Planes Trains Automobiles
    John Candy and Steve Martin, each perfect for their roles. I saw it on cable about a month ago and noticed that (like all John Hughes movies) it does date itself somewhat, but it doesn’t diminish the effect. The highway at night scene/burning car/drunk hotel part is flawless moviemaking. Excellent writing, acting, and improv too. Edie McClurg’s all too brief scene was written for immortality, no one could ever forget that dialogue.

    Raising Arizona
    Wierd, Strange and funnier than hell when midway thru we go on a huggie’s chase scene. A Huggies Chase Scene….
    My first time remembering Nic Cage in a movie. Brilliant casting, wonderful dialogue, and one of the best one-liners generators from the eighties. Trey Wilson’s Nathan Arizona Sr. is a goldmine. “I don’t know, the’re jammies…they got Yoda’s and shit on ’em”

    Serenity
    Han Solo had a son..he was named Nathan Fillion.
    First time I saw this I did not like it at all. The second time I saw it I was blown away by the near perfect pacing of this movie. One scene in particular stands out. Mal is trying to get a vault guard to seal everyone inside the vault to protect from the “Reavers” (nasty zombie guys with bad clothes). The lighting is harsh blue right in Fillions face as he perfectly executes his lines. He doesn’t try to intimidate the man into listening, instead he shows how scared, and out of time he is. “Get..Them..Inside THE VAULT!!” Only thing that even comes close to being that perfect was “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” from JAWS.

    Weekend at Bernies
    Catherine Mary Stewart. Nuff said.

    Goodfellas
    damn I want to be Italian. Better than the Godfather IMHO. And the older I get the hotter Lorraine Bracco gets, the quick scene where she shoves a pistol in her panties even made Bingette say “now that’s sexy”….I tried to tell her that her saying that was even hotter, but she never listens to me. Its hard not to like an enraged Joe Pesci. He makes murder seem so cute.

    I’m a movie dork so I tried to do this quick and therefore I am sure I left something out.

    #14746
    rob
    Participant

    Those are some varied choices, guys. I mean…Weekend at…at Bernie’s?

    #14754
    digitaltopia
    Participant

    When it comes to movies, I’m easily entertained. Just about any movie can entertain me, within reason. I’m not nearly so easily entertained with computer games or books, but with movies, I am.

    I also loved Serenity, from the opening credits in the movie theater.

    And yes, I like comedies.

    #14766
    Bing
    Participant
    rob wrote:
    Those are some varied choices, guys. I mean…Weekend at…at Bernie’s?

    Well I was young and thought she was bangable and hot from “The Last Starfighter”…

    plus I used to spank it…..

    …a lot….

    but now I am down to only 12 or 13 times a day….

    #14744
    rob
    Participant

    I didn’t want to pick on you while you’re all bedridden and shit, but that makes sense.

    #14758
    YouFollowMe
    Participant

    This is actually something I think about in my head often.

    1. Dumb and Dumber: I used to watch this when I was a little kid all the time to the point where I could recite most of the movie. I still watch it every few months, and all the jokes still get me.

    2. 28 Days Later: A great zombie movie that I saw just about a year ago for the first time. I always like zombie movies, but the music and mood of this film are simply amazing.

    3. The Matrix: I just got the 10-disc Ultimate Matrix Collection today and I’m so damn excited.

    4. Signs:Sweet alien movie, really good pacing.

    5. Billy Madison: Nudie magazine day!

    Wow, that’s a random-ass list.

    #14774
    El Rustirino
    Participant
    Frank wrote:
    Oldies, but goodies, my friends. Always remember the classics. On top of that, I believe all of these movies are older than Rusty … how about that? LOL.

    Weird, because I’m about 143 years old.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I’m still thinking. I’ll have to rewatch some movies.

    #14767
    Frank
    Participant
    Rusty wrote:
    Frank wrote:
    Oldies, but goodies, my friends. Always remember the classics. On top of that, I believe all of these movies are older than Rusty … how about that? LOL.

    Weird, because I’m about 143 years old.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I’m still thinking. I’ll have to rewatch some movies.

    I’m confused … did you hit both numbers at the same time? Which is it: 13 or 14?

    nbliangw

    #14753
    digitaltopia
    Participant
    YouFollowMe? wrote:
    This is actually something I think about in my head often.

    1. Dumb and Dumber: I used to watch this when I was a little kid all the time to the point where I could recite most of the movie. I still watch it every few months, and all the jokes still get me.

    2. 28 Days Later: A great zombie movie that I saw just about a year ago for the first time. I always like zombie movies, but the music and mood of this film are simply amazing.

    3. The Matrix: I just got the 10-disc Ultimate Matrix Collection today and I’m so damn excited.

    4. Signs:Sweet alien movie, really good pacing.

    5. Billy Madison: Nudie magazine day!

    Wow, that’s a random-ass list.

    As opposed to thinking about it in your foot.

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