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What movies do you adore? What disappointed you?

Postby The Katipo on Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:52 pm

I always welcome movie recommendations...and warnings! It makes that trip to the video store a little more productive - at least you have a goal: "Find movie, read back cover, perhaps get..."

Sooo...movies I adored:

If you haven't seen these...I PASSIONATELY recommend...
Life Is Beautiful (Italy)
Whale Rider (NZ)
Napolean Dynamite
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Frequency
The Village
Gattaca
I Am Sam
Dogtown and Z-boys (2001)
Singin' in the Rain
The White Balloon (Iran)
The Gods Must Be Crazy(s - both of them!)
The Interpreter
Trekkies
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


And then these...well, they may just be me, *blush*...
Les Miserable
13 Going on 30
Emma


Okay...and the ones that I feel SAPPED me of LIFE that I wanted back (haha) Thanks to those who gave me ideas in the thread, I've added some to the list! Bill Murray seems to be cropping up...hahaha...
(Sorry to any fans!)
Camp
Being John Malkovich
Lost in Translation
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


So...seen any of my loves? What did YOU think?
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Postby Krissy on Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:25 pm

Lol....I love you Katipo...but the village?!?! Really? I felt like it robbed me of two hours of my life! I had that ending figured out way ahead of time. LOL. But I think that is just one of those movies that you either love or hate. I had a good debate about it with a friend who looves it after I finally watched it. She couldn't believe I didn't feel the same way. To each her own though!

I agree about Beautiful Life. Always one of my favorites. I love when he walks her home and tells her he wants to make love to her...she's shocked yet intriqued. He's so cute.

A few of my favs are...

Secondhand Lions
School of Rock
Il Postino
Stand and Deliver

Totally having a brain fart and can't think of more....I'll be back! :D
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Postby The Katipo on Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:25 pm

Hehehe....yeah, maybe The Village should get bumped to my other list, huh ("maybe it's just me")? :lol It must be one of those love/hate ones! My husband fell on the other side of the fence, now that I think back...but then when I've raved about it since he's said, "Yeah, I guess it wasn't that bad". :p

I've seen Secondhand Lions, that is a sweet film! And School of Rock is pretty good too...just didn't make my list, har har.

Those last two I have not seen...IMDb here I come!

You may have changed my weekend schedule! :D

P.S. So Il Postino, is it from Croatia? That's the one I've found...and oooh, I HAVE seen Stand and Deliver, one less to track down. Oooo, your choices say lots about you Fisher! You self-empowerment, anything's-possible-girl you!
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Postby Krissy on Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:59 am

Il Postino is from Italy. About a man who falls for a woman and gets her with the help of the poet Pablo Neruda. Really cute, but a little long in places.

You know I was thinking...my list was so short. I watch movies, but it is rare for me to rewatch them, so I was thinking about movies that I actually went out and bought. And other than Disney movies, I own probably a half dozen. All of the rest are my husband's. He's the one who buys LOTR or Star Wars and he's got a ton from before we were married. The ones I own are the ones that make me feel good when I watch them. Oh, and I show Stand and Deliver and School of Rock in school.
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Postby The Katipo on Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:22 am

So have you seen Whale Rider??
You MUST hunt it down Fish, it's SOOO good.


P.S. Yeah, I use Whale Rider and Lemony Snicket's at school :)
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Postby Krissy on Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:47 am

Whale Rider huh? I'll check it out! I showed Lemony Snicket's last year too. I show two movies a year, one is always Stand and Deliver and I usually let the kids pick from some for the second one.

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Postby green_ayana on Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:47 am

i would have to sit and think with presence of mind that i do not possess this morning in order to put together any sort of comprehensive list, BUT....we watched labyrinth last night, and i feel in love with it allllllll over again.

*sigh*

with the magic of david bowie...

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Postby Lyoness on Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:23 am

oooooh nice thread!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap :clap :clap

Older Movies I LOOOOOOOOOOVE:
Spaceballs
Labyrinth
Legend
Princess Bride
Grease
A League of their own
Adventures in Babysitting
Back to the Future (all of them)
Cocktail
Patch Addams
What Dreams May Come <----- LOVE LOVE this one!
Wayne's World
Austin Powers (all)


Newer Movies I love:
Exorcism of Emily Rose (not too scary but definitely interesting)
The Village (ha, i'm with the 'loved it' camp :P)
Legally Blonde :P yes I'm a bit embarrassed but I can't help it, I loved both! :P
LOTR
The Grudge
The Ring
Fantastic Four
X-Men

Movies I HATED:

Too Wong Foo, Thanks for everything Julie Newmar (I actually walked out of the theatre after 10 minutes)


Hmm can't think of any others I hated at the moment. :scratch

Gosh I love movies so much that I just know i'm forgetting a BUNCH!! :lol

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Postby Krissy on Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:25 pm

You remind me of the babe (what babe?)
the babe with the power (what power?)
The power of voodoo (who do?)
you do.

OMG, we love labyrinth!
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Postby Faeril on Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:33 pm

Do what? remind me of the babe

I saw my baby, crying hard as babe could cry
What could I do
My baby's love had gone
And left my baby blue
Nobody knew :look


I LOVE Labyrinth! :sredit I'll have to think on this one and post my list later. ;) Let's see, off the top of my head though, ones that I know I love! :D

LotR (of course :p)
Sin City
Interview with the Vampire


Childhood Favorites that are still excellent! :D

Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal
The Goonies
The Last Unicorn
Legend
Ghostbusters
The Toy :look


Okay, so I know I have a lot more favs, but my brain is fried from working over 12 hours today, so this will have to be a start. :lol Oh, and I liked The Village too! even though most didn't. :p Ummmm.....and I love all the Indiana Jones series, and there are more newer ones I like too, but I'm sleepy. I ramble when I'm sleepy though.

I do like all the Kevin Smith movies though like Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I also like all of Quentin Tarantino's movies too! and I love horror movies even though most of them aren't that scary. I didn't think The Grudge was scary at all, except when the cat appeared in the closet. That's the only thing I jumped at. :lol

However, The Ring freaked me out a bit and had me asking all these questions at the end with the possibilities of what happened after it ended. I haven't had a chance to watch The Ring 2 yet. Maybe then all my questions will be answered. :p I just don't scare that easily. Maybe I shouldn't of watched or read all those horror movies and books when I was younger. :lol

Oh, and of course the classics! Well, 80's classics that is. ;) Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Porky's :lol and Weird Science. :D

There are a lot of serious movies I like too, but all I can think of right now are the silly ones. :lol Well, not all of the ones I mentioned are silly, but most. ;)

*yawns* I'm sleepy!
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Postby Polishwonder74 on Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:15 pm

OMFG! I feel so at home here! You guys even like the same movies that I do!!

Top 5 favorites (and believe me, I have a LOT of favorites):
1. Terminator 3
2. Ghostbusters
3. Spaceballs
4. Black Dog
5. The Crow

In 6th place, which should really be tied at #5 with The Crow is Fight Club. It took 20 years for a movie to knock Ghostbusters off as my favorite. That was a tough night for me. It took a LOT of deliberation.

One o' these nights when I have more time I'll have to bore y'all with some of the rest of my favorites. I am the Polish Wonder and I approve this message.
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Postby Krissy on Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:41 pm

Omg, Fae, I love you! lol

Spaceballs is classic too.

You know what movie my hubby looooves that I just can't get into? Office Space. Ugh, I've tried to sit through it twice now and have fallen asleep both times, so I'm done with that one. heh heh.
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Postby mrszippeay on Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:03 am

Wow- I love the lists! :clap
I like a lot of the same movies! I am glad to see there are some 80's lovers out there too :)
I have some cheesy ones as my fave faves (one I could watch a million times) They are romantic comedies... my fave- cuz I am a romantic at heart- and I guess I dream of someone loving me like they do in the movies I guess *blushing*

Favorites:
Fools rush in
French Kiss
Katipo- I LOVE LOVE 13 going on 30 - hehe
Princess Bride was one of my faves growing up- still love it
50 first dates
Incredibles
Breakfast club
In and Out


Serious movies
wow- I can't believe I am having a hard time thinking of any right now- need to go check out my dvd collection to jog my everfailing memory :D :headscratch

Oh wait there are a few cool ones I just thought of- one was REALLY sad- but good- dancer in the dark....
and Memento was good
Fraility
I love "thriller" movies- ones that you have to figure out
(That's why SVU is one of my fave shows :) )


God there are a ton of GREAT movies out there! Too bad I hardly ever have time to see any :p


Hated the grudge- I thought it would be SOOO much better by the previews- I thought it was so dumb
Oh and Dr T and something or other- with Richard Gere- thought that was dumb too
Speaking of Richard Gere - loved that movie with him and oh that guy from fight club (boy my brain is FRIED!) the one with the bishop that got killed - that was great!

Well - I could go on and on..... but I would like to MAKE friends here - hehehe
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Postby The Katipo on Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:56 am

:lol You're a riot mrsz! And don't you worry...you're makin' not breakin' friendships here baby!

Yeah, 13 Going on 30 rocks. So FUN...so..."lesson like"....so right level of cheesiness :p

Ah, The Princess Bride is truly a classic. I liked your Romantic Comedy list QUITE a bit...wouldn't it be dandy to all live near each other OR be stinking rich and say, "Hey, who's in for a flick?" (due to our...well...."availability" some evenings for attention from SOMEWHERE!!!) Hehehe.

Lastly, I LOVED Spaceballs' "combing the desert" :lol
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Postby Polishwonder74 on Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:58 am

My name is Inigo Montoya. You keel my father. Prepare to die.

OH SNAP!! That would make a great halloween costume!! I think I might have to do that. I'll get drunk and walk around all night saying that.

"You don't happen to have six fingers on your right hand, do you?"

I LOVE IT!!!
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Postby Krissy on Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:06 pm

Great movie....

but what I love even better is the fact that you said "oh snap!" lol
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Postby mrszippeay on Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:40 pm

Katipo- hell yeah it would be great to hop on a plane and catch a movie :) Heck- a night in with popcorn and cheesy movies would even be great! :\ When I win the lotto- we will have a GW convention! (if only they had the lotto here... :(
Polishwonder- I can't believe you qouted that- that is AWESOME! :clap (Fisher- not as good as snap I know- but hell I am old- too old for the whole snap thing even- heck I grew up with "wicked" and "way cool"....lol- damn I am getting to old)
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Postby Krissy on Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:14 am

Aw MrsZ I'm sure you're not THAT old! I still say wicked all the time! It's just a part of our vocabulary around here! lol
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Postby Lazaar on Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:07 pm

Wooooo

Movies I Love - Top 5

Spaceballs
Three Amigos
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Napolean Dynamite
Office Space :P


Movies I Despise

Moulin Rouge
Grease - I have 3 sisters.....
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Postby SisterAbbye on Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:22 pm

Fun thread! I agree with so many already listed...let's see what I can come up with:

Faves:

Amadeus
Raising Arizona
A Fish Called Wanda
Life is Beautiful (who can't love that movie)
Batman Returns (Just for Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman)
LOTR
Big Fish
Ladyhawke (love the 80's cheese power rock)
Chocolate
The Jerk
LA Confidential

Un-faves:

Lost in Translation (sorry but NOT a good movie)
Beaches

I guess I've blocked the other bad movies from my mind...that's all I can think of.

Lazaar...I watched Grease like, 150 times when I was younger! lol My brothers have probably been as scarred by that as you have :lol
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Postby Polishwonder74 on Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:31 pm

OMFG!!!11!1

A Fish Called Wanda!!! I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!

It's K-K-K-K-K-Kent, coming to k-k-k-k-kill me!!

That's it, I'm in love with everyone here!!!
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Postby The Katipo on Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:23 am

SisterAbbye wrote:Un-faves:
Lost in Translation (sorry but NOT a good movie)


Hahahaha....yes, YES! Lost in Translation -- when arty farty is just farty.



Laz, I'm lovin' that you appreciate Napolean....oooooh yeah!

The details of this film make it even MORE hilarious...had you heard any of these?
- The movie was edited in producer Jeremy Coon's apartment using a $6,000 Macintosh with Final Cut Pro.
- 'Jon Heder' was paid $1,000 to play Napoleon Dynamite. The movie grossed over $40,000,000 in the United States.

Read more here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374900/trivia
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Postby Lazaar on Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:36 am

Haha I've never seen that before. I did know about the liger though :)

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Postby The Katipo on Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:20 pm

:lol The liger!!! Muahahahaha.

Deb: What are you drawing?
Napoleon Dynamite: A liger.
Deb: What's a liger?
Napoleon Dynamite: It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic.



"Skills in magic" - what a riot! Dang I love that movie.


ON ANOTHER NOTE: I just saw Hotel Rwanda this weekend...and that was amazing. I have to let it incubate in my memory for a few weeks before I decide if it's list worthy...
if the impression's still there, edit that post I will!

Okay, ONE MORE QUOTE, promise! (The Labyrinth and Princess Bride quoters started it! :lol )

Randy: Napoleon, give me some of your tots.
Napoleon Dynamite: No, go find your own.
Randy: Come on, give me some of your tots.
Napoleon Dynamite: No, I'm freakin' starving! I didn't get to eat anything today.
Randy: [kicks the tots]
Napoleon Dynamite: Ugh! Gross! Freakin' idiot!


Funniest....movie....EVER.
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Postby SitCom on Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:13 am

Ohh this is so my topic. the problem is were to start :headscratch
This is something me and the SO really got together, sometimes we go two times a veek to the theatre.
But I think we missed the Napoleon thing. Have to check it up.
I start with:(the favorites)
MAGNOLIA
Forrest Gump (love the thing whith the feather)¨
I have to fill up more later
Dissapoimtments
the Mancurian candidate (uack)
Lost in translation (american goes europestyle)
a film whith Meg Ryan that was too like "american goes europestyle"

Edit adding
All of The Coen brother's produktion
Almodovar (Spain)
Dawn Of the Dead (2004 best film)
Being John Malcovich




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Faantastic tread :D
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