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Old 05-25-15, 11:52 AM   #101
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Old 05-25-15, 02:26 PM   #102
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American Beauty... what can I say. I tend to dislike many "highly rated" films and this one was no exception. The blurb on the back of the case said it's "wickedly funny" but I disagree. There was *some* humor but nothing made me laugh out loud and it most certainly was *not* funny, much less wickedly so. I found it mostly depressing. It *did* have some good acting but the best thing about the film was the rock music used as a "score." Yet another acclaimed film that goes in my "probably won't watch again" pile.

I actually picked this one up and put it down several times over several months before I finally made the purchase because it won "Best Picture" for the year in which it was released. Since 1966 there have been only a dozen or so "Best Picture" winning films I've seen that I'd willingly give a second viewing. In the majority of those years I vastly prefer many of the losing films over the winners I've seen and have gotten to where I rarely bother watching the winning film unless it's of a genre I enjoy. I should have trusted my instincts.
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I liked American Beauty but I don't remember anything funny about it. Maybe some dark comedy to it? It's been awhile since I've seen it.
American Beauty knocked my socks off when I saw it in theaters. I saw it again years later, and it was fine but not nearly as impactful as I remembered. Maybe the style or voice was innovative for the time but not so much as the years passed--I dunno. There was definitely humor, but that was more of a break from the bleakness of it all.
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...There was definitely humor, but that was more of a break from the bleakness of it all.
But that last hour seemingly had *no* breaks from the bleakness. I was so down after it ended that I didn't go back to my MYO "I Spy" challenge but put in S5 of the British Men Behaving Badly to get a few needed laughs and lighten my mood. It was such a downer that I intentionally replaced it with a "comedy" in my list.
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Old 05-25-15, 08:34 PM   #104
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You get La Cage Aux Folles but *only* if you watch in the original language with subtitles.
Of course I watched it in the original language with subtitles.

I enjoyed it, but I have to say that I did like the remake better. Perhaps it is just that I saw the remake first.

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Mrs. Miniver for you BobO.
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • Blow Out (1981)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Movies Watched:
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1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
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Old 05-25-15, 09:35 PM   #105
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[*]Alice in Wonderland (2010)

I pick Alice in Wonderland for you.

I watched Rain Man and I enjoyed it. Moments of it were sad but all together it was a good movie.

My list:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2. The Identical (2014)
3. Frankie & Alice (2010)
4. Gimme Shelter (2014)
5. On the Town (1949)
6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
7. We Are What We Are (2013)
8. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
9. The Paperboy (2012)
10. Lawless (2012)

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1. Stand By Me
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. Rain Man
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Old 05-28-15, 10:16 PM   #106
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6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Have you seen the original?

Mr. Vampire reminded me when I went through a Chinese horror phase a little over 10 years ago with Netflix. This was one of the better ones and really wish they'd release them again as a complete set in blu-ray but I'd also settle for dvd. My wife said she watched them all as a kid and while the series started out good, it started to wear out when it came to the comedy.

I also screwed up on this pick. When I went to watch the movie, I remembered Bob talking about Night of the Living Dead, so I watched that. Then when I finished, I remembered that wasn't the pick at all. I thought it was close but no cigar. I didn't buy Barbara going from hysterical female that can't talk to strongest lead in the film. I also listened to the end of the commentary and I don't know if it's just this part or Savini does this regularly, but he was describing the last scene and there was a guy mixed in with the crowd taking pictures. You were 1) supposed to notice him in the crowd, even though he didn't stand out and 2) realize that the snapshots at the very end were supposed to be the pictures he was taking. I'm glad I sold the blu-ray before I opened it, since it had the awful blue tint to it, which would have made it hard to see anything since most of this takes place in the dark. I now plan on ditching my dvd as well.

1. Frankenweenie (1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142977/

2. Hurricane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071638/reference

3. Red to Kill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111037/reference

4. Warrior http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

5. Feast of Flesh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062132/reference

6. The Ugly Ones http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060853/

7. Outback http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/

8. I Sell the Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

9. Alias the Bad Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021597/reference

10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/

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Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
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Old 05-29-15, 02:31 AM   #107
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10. Even Dwarfs Started Small http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065436/
The only movie on your list that I've seen, so it's next for you!

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I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

When I first heard about this unlikely joint venture between the Hammer and the Shaw brothers studios I knew I had to see it, so I bought a copy, shelved it and forgot about it until now.

The movie features some great martial arts choreography and vampires getting dusted Buffy style, but in slow motion! In short, I loved it! Cushing leads what is essentially a vampire hunting safari in China, so the pith helmet was appropriate.

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It's a British style. Search eBay for British pith helmet and you will find it!

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1. My Winnipeg
2. Massacre Gun
3. The Hunger Games
4. Head
5. Advise and Consent
6. The Cars That Ate Paris
7. From Up On Poppy Hill
8. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
9. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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Old 05-29-15, 10:20 AM   #108
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I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

When I first heard about this unlikely joint venture between the Hammer and the Shaw brothers studios I knew I had to see it, so I bought a copy, shelved it and forgot about it until now.

The movie features some great martial arts choreography and vampires getting dusted Buffy style, but in slow motion! In short, I loved it! Cushing leads what is essentially a vampire hunting safari in China, so the pith helmet was appropriate.
You might like Mr. Vampire too. Both are good Chinese vampire films.
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The only movie on your list that I've seen, so it's next for you!

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I finally watched The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

When I first heard about this unlikely joint venture between the Hammer and the Shaw brothers studios I knew I had to see it, so I bought a copy, shelved it and forgot about it until now.

The movie features some great martial arts choreography and vampires getting dusted Buffy style, but in slow motion! In short, I loved it! Cushing leads what is essentially a vampire hunting safari in China, so the pith helmet was appropriate.
David Chiang and Shih Szu are also in it, two great Shaw Bros. stars of the time. Hammer also made another movie with Shaw Bros. around that time, CALL ME SHATTER, with Stuart Whitman and Ti Lung (David Chiang's frequent onscreen partner in kung fu movies) and kung fu diva Lily Li. Whitman seems really out of place wandering around the back alleys of Hong Kong and sticking out like a sore thumb, although that might have been the intent.
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Mr. Vampire reminded me when I went through a Chinese horror phase a little over 10 years ago with Netflix. This was one of the better ones and really wish they'd release them again as a complete set in blu-ray but I'd also settle for dvd. My wife said she watched them all as a kid and while the series started out good, it started to wear out when it came to the comedy.

I also screwed up on this pick. When I went to watch the movie, I remembered Bob talking about Night of the Living Dead, so I watched that. Then when I finished, I remembered that wasn't the pick at all.
Sorry 'bout that... I could have worded it a bit differently to remove that slight confusion, eh? If it helps, I *did* think that could happen when I made that post but didn't edit it for better flow.
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You might like Mr. Vampire too. Both are good Chinese vampire films.
When I looked at the IMDB listings for your selections I thought that might be the case. After your comments I went looking for a copy as I, too, enjoy The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires. Man! It's a "bit" pricey (~$28 for a used copy). I'll hold off and hope for a price drop...

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David Chiang and Shih Szu are also in it, two great Shaw Bros. stars of the time. Hammer also made another movie with Shaw Bros. around that time, CALL ME SHATTER, with Stuart Whitman and Ti Lung (David Chiang's frequent onscreen partner in kung fu movies) and kung fu diva Lily Li. Whitman seems really out of place wandering around the back alleys of Hong Kong and sticking out like a sore thumb, although that might have been the intent.
I got Shatter as part of a 2-fer along with The Abominable Snowman (there's a mis-match if there ever was one!). I agree with your comment on Whitman. He doesn't fit the film at all. His presence throws me off enough that I really didn't care for that one. ...Golden Vampires was a much better and more fun film but in all fairness I've only seen Shatter once.

Did you know both those films were part of a three film deal between Hammer and The Shaw Brothers? The third film was never made.
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When I looked at the IMDB listings for your selections I thought that might be the case. After your comments I went looking for a copy as I, too, enjoy The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires. Man! It's a "bit" pricey (~$28 for a used copy). I'll hold off and hope for a price drop...
The first one is on veoh but it's an old looking copy with hardcoded subs. The HQ button doesn't increase the quality all that much. http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14713331h...h1=Mr.+Vampire

Youtube doesn't have the first but they have most, if not all, of the sequels.

The price history for the first one on Amazon looks like used prices drop down to $15-ish fairly often.

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Sorry 'bout that... I could have worded it a bit differently to remove that slight confusion, eh? If it helps, I *did* think that could happen when I made that post but didn't edit it for better flow.
It was more an issue of drinking, having a few days lapse, and then vaguely remembering what you posted. My fault entirely.
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Old 05-29-15, 07:59 PM   #113
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between work and catching up on arrow havent been able to catch iron giant...maybe im just putting it off after grave
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8. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
This is in my Netflix queue, so I'm interested to hear what you think.

I watched Alice in Wonderland (2010) and all I can say is "Meh".
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • Blow Out (1981)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Movies Watched:
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1. Eraserhead (1977) - 05/15/2015
2. Avatar (2009) - 05/18/2015
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 05/24/15
4. La Cage aux Folles (1978) - 05/25/15
5. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 05/29/15
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Old 05-30-15, 06:23 PM   #115
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I pick my Neighbor Totoro as its also on my to watch pile soon

I enjoyed The Iron Giant a lot more then i thought i would. I always heard it was depressing but maybe after grave it wasnt so bad and left on a happy note. Its always refreshing watching a movie that doesnt need 2 hours to tell its story


1. Night of the Demons (80s)
2. Dune
3. Superman The Movie
4. THNX 1138
5. Mad Max
6. 2012
7. War Games
8. Spirited Away
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Bad words


movies seen so far
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The Iron Giant
Grave of the Fireflies
Chinatown
Rocky
The Fly
LUCY
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the lost ark

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Old 05-31-15, 04:53 PM   #116
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I had a hard time selecting a film for you but finally settled on: Superman: The Movie. While there are a few segments in the film I don't care for (Kal-El comes out of the spaceship as a ~3 year old, the overly long flying sequence with Superman and Lois, and the deux-ex-machina "ending") the positive greatly outweighs them. When Clark first changes into Superman in Metropolis to save Lois who's fallen out of a helicopter I *still* get goosebumps and a huge smile. Outside the 50s TV series *this* is Superman. Its viewing really needs to be followed immediately by Superman II (preferably the Richard Donner cut but either will do) as both were filmed simultaneously with a eye towards back-to-back releases. It was after Donner was fired from directorial duties that the release got pushed back due to the need for Lester to reshoot much of the existing footage to receive a directorial credit.

Mrs. Miniver (1942) was very good. I've had the disc for some time but just never got around to a viewing. I found it to be a fairly good representation of what most American people thought of as going on in Britain during the start of WWII. Like most war movies of its time it has lots of propaganda type themes but that also makes it a good snapshot of the times. I'm currently watching the shorts included which are outright propaganda films, but also excellent in their content.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:
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42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
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I had a hard time selecting a film for you but finally settled on: Superman: The Movie. While there are a few segments in the film I don't care for (Kal-El comes out of the spaceship as a ~3 year old, the overly long flying sequence with Superman and Lois, and the deux-ex-machina "ending") the positive greatly outweighs them. When Clark first changes into Superman in Metropolis to save Lois who's fallen out of a helicopter I *still* get goosebumps and a huge smile. Outside the 50s TV series *this* is Superman. Its viewing really needs to be followed immediately by Superman II (preferably the Richard Donner cut but either will do) as both were filmed simultaneously with a eye towards back-to-back releases. It was after Donner was fired from directorial duties that the release got pushed back due to the need for Lester to reshoot much of the existing footage to receive a directorial credit.
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Mrs. Miniver (1942) was very good. I've had the disc for some time but just never got around to a viewing. I found it to be a fairly good representation of what most American people thought of as going on in Britain during the start of WWII. Like most war movies of its time it has lots of propaganda type themes but that also makes it a good snapshot of the times. I'm currently watching the shorts included which are outright propaganda films, but also excellent in their content.
I remember seeing MRS. MINIVER at the New-York Historical Society and being quite frustrated with it. I went home afterwards and watched Hitchcock's SHADOW OF A DOUBT, made not long afterwards, with two of the same cast members (Teresa Wright, Henry Travers) and offering a very different view of homefront life (albeit 9000 miles away) that represented quite a contrast with Wyler's rosy view of life under the blitz. Hitchcock showed an idyllic small town untouched by war but rife with stress and evil and threats of violent death. Wyler offered an urban landscape subjected to daily bombings with every inhabitant cooperating, smiling, joking and coping just fine. I just didn't buy it. I couldn't help but think it must have seemed quite dishonest even at the time. But then I have to concede that this is what people wanted to see at that moment. Still, I recommend following a viewing of MINIVER with SHADOW OF A DOUBT and see if it doesn't hit you a different way.
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Mr Robinson Crusoe was an entertaining bit of fluff. In a talkie, Douglas Fairbanks deliberately maroons himself in Polynesia to win a bet with his yachting buddies that he can handle it. Within a few weeks, he has built him a palatial residence with hot and cold running water, a zip line for bringing food down the mountain, and a radio. And, of course, a pretty native girl who loves him.

My list:

1 Sheba Baby http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073697/

2 Chungking Express http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/

3 Unbearable Lightness of Being http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096332/

4 Two English Girls http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066989/

5 The Debt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225535/

6 Platoon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/

7 Blacksnake http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069796/

8 The Black Raven http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035679/

9 This Man Must Die! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064861/

10 Inspector General http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041509/

Movies watched:

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Hunchback of Notre Dame
50% of The Man with the Golden Arm
Girl Shy
Mr Robinson Crusoe
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1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Kiss Them for Me (1957) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050599/reference
5. El Cid (1961) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054847/reference
6. Chinese Zodiac (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424310/reference
7. Avanti! (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/reference
8. Ninotchka (1939) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/reference
9. The Three Stooges (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/reference
10. Getting Straight (1970) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065775/reference

Films watched:
Spoiler:

42nd Street (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
All the King's Men (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Skyfall (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Torn Curtain (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Police Story 2 (1988)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Moulin Rouge (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Prizzi's Honor (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
American Beauty (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

Bob, your next movie is Barry Lyndon. Be prepared for an unhurried tempo.
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Have you seen the original?

Mr. Vampire reminded me when I went through a Chinese horror phase a little over 10 years ago with Netflix. This was one of the better ones and really wish they'd release them again as a complete set in blu-ray but I'd also settle for dvd. My wife said she watched them all as a kid and while the series started out good, it started to wear out when it came to the comedy.

I also screwed up on this pick. When I went to watch the movie, I remembered Bob talking about Night of the Living Dead, so I watched that. Then when I finished, I remembered that wasn't the pick at all. I thought it was close but no cigar. I didn't buy Barbara going from hysterical female that can't talk to strongest lead in the film. I also listened to the end of the commentary and I don't know if it's just this part or Savini does this regularly, but he was describing the last scene and there was a guy mixed in with the crowd taking pictures. You were 1) supposed to notice him in the crowd, even though he didn't stand out and 2) realize that the snapshots at the very end were supposed to be the pictures he was taking. I'm glad I sold the blu-ray before I opened it, since it had the awful blue tint to it, which would have made it hard to see anything since most of this takes place in the dark. I now plan on ditching my dvd as well.


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Tampopo
My Name Is Trinity
Night of the Bloody Apes
The Misfits
Big Hero 6
Deadly Harvest
Wolf Creek
Let Me In
Frankenstein (1910)
A Bullet for a Stranger
The Housemaid (aka Hanyo)
Scream 4
Ambush Valley
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Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead


I tried to watch the original and I just couldn't finish it. I'm not sure if it was because it was in black and white or because they were running from Zombies in the cemetery.
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Nick should watch The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Not always an easy watch, but good performances and attractive women.

I finished No Business Like Show Business and realized it would have counted for the historical challenge as well. It's one of those "classic days of vaudeville" stories that Hollywood loved in the mid-20th century, and it's practically an Ethel Merman picture, which is great because she's one of those stage stars who didn't do much film. But her voice is so distinctive that I immediately knew who it was. It's always sold in Marilyn Monroe collections though she doesn't appear till later, but I wasn't complaining. One sexy woman! Nice to see Donald O'Connor as well, and hear a bunch of Irving Berlin hits.

I've reworked my list in favor of this month's challenge and might have some more recognizable titles as a result. The irony is that the creator of this challenge lists films that no one should feel bad about not having seen.

Babes in Arms (1939)
Calamity Jane (1953)
Funny Girl (1968)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Act of Valor (2012)
They Were Expendable (1945)
Maclintock! (1963)
Ride the High Country (1962)
Fort Apache (1948)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
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Re: The Neverending Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen Challenge

If you have the Grit channel, they've been showing McLintock! a lot lately. I was in the middle of it last month and took a break to flip through the channels, and there it was. Only a few minutes behind where I paused my disc.

If I end up getting to pick your choice, I think it's safe to guess what I'll pick. It was pretty good.

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I tried to watch the original and I just couldn't finish it. I'm not sure if it was because it was in black and white or because they were running from Zombies in the cemetery.
Oops, I meant the original Dawn of the Dead.
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I've reworked my list in favor of this month's challenge and might have some more recognizable titles as a result. The irony is that the creator of this challenge lists films that no one should feel bad about not having seen.
Can you do that?

FWIW I recognized all of the films in your unmodified list and have seen most of them. But I also lean towards older films anyway...
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Can you do that?
I think it's fine to make an exception for that as long as:

1. The change is due to matching one of the running challenges.

2. You take care of any existing watch pick a person has done for you. So if someone has chosen a movie for you, you can't just ignore it. You watch it and then update your list when you come back.
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