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Old 06-01-15, 03:26 PM   #126
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Re: The Neverending Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen Challenge

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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.



Oops, I meant the original Dawn of the Dead.
I haven't seen the original Dawn of the Dead. BobO'Link told me I could borrow it but I don't know if I would be interested in watching it. What are your thoughts on it?
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Old 06-01-15, 03:52 PM   #127
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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.
Cool! I'd initially put in a few syncing items hoping one would be chosen and then decided it was just too risky as they might *not* be chosen at which point I'd just watch one anyway (which I've done once so far). I then changed my strategy to putting in stuff that doesn't qualify for the next few challenges and might provide a bit of diversion. I *may* rethink that...
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Old 06-01-15, 03:54 PM   #128
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I haven't seen the original Dawn of the Dead. BobO'Link told me I could borrow it but I don't know if I would be interested in watching it. What are your thoughts on it?
I've not seen the remake but think the original is a fun little ride. But then I also like the original Night of the Living Dead which you think is a bore.
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Old 06-01-15, 03:56 PM   #129
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I haven't seen the original Dawn of the Dead. BobO'Link told me I could borrow it but I don't know if I would be interested in watching it. What are your thoughts on it?
I'd say it's one of my top favorite films. There's a few different versions of it, all of which can be found in the Ultimate Edition http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Dead-Ulti.../dp/B0002IQNAG

Wish I would have bought the blu-ray since it looks to have gone OOP awhile ago.

As for the remake/reboot/whatever people want to call it, it's not that bad for a standalone film but I greatly prefer the original.

I also watch Night of the Living Dead a lot as a kid. It was one of the few movies we had recorded on VHS. I think the Amazing Stories episode of Mummy Daddy was before or after it, since I watched the hell out of that too.
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Old 06-01-15, 06:43 PM   #130
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Can you do that?
Just reread the rules and I guess I wasn't supposed to.

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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...
Those genuinely have been on my to-watch list for a while, though I don't feel bad about most of them.

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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.
I appreciate the chance to double-count as I might not have participated in this one otherwise. Viewing time is tough to find!

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Cool! I'd initially put in a few syncing items hoping one would be chosen and then decided it was just too risky as they might *not* be chosen at which point I'd just watch one anyway (which I've done once so far). I then changed my strategy to putting in stuff that doesn't qualify for the next few challenges and might provide a bit of diversion. I *may* rethink that...
I did take the risk of putting Three Godfathers on my last month's list but it wasn't picked! If it had, I MIGHT have just waited till this month to watch it anyway.
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Old 06-01-15, 08:06 PM   #131
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I'd say it's one of my top favorite films. There's a few different versions of it, all of which can be found in the Ultimate Edition http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Dead-Ulti.../dp/B0002IQNAG
I purchased the "U.S. Theatrical Release" DIVIMAX SE (it the 127 minute, unrated director's cut, with the famous "Goblin" soundtrack in DTS). That was partly due to it being rather inexpensive at the time, I'd never seen it before and felt this was probably the best one with which to start, plut it is Romero's preferred version, which was the tipping point. It also has a commentary track by Romero which I've never listened to.
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Old 06-01-15, 08:58 PM   #132
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I had to change up my list solely as I had to box up a lot of stuff to do some painting etc so my list resembles titles i have available on my hdd or vudu
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I appreciate the chance to double-count as I might not have participated in this one otherwise. Viewing time is tough to find!
I think it makes sense seeing how challenges are the main draw in these parts of the forum. It'll also help out with those times where you don't know what to watch and spend over an hour deciding.
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Old 06-02-15, 01:43 PM   #134
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I think it makes sense seeing how challenges are the main draw in these parts of the forum. It'll also help out with those times where you don't know what to watch and spend over an hour deciding.
Heck... I've spent that long selecting a *replacement* title to go in my list here!

I *still* have that angst over what to watch *even with* a selection made here! My current assignment here is Barry Lyndon, which meshes with the Historical Challenge, but it's a bit over 3 hours long! I tend to watch films of that length on the weekend as it's difficult to work that in during the week, mainly because I tend to fall asleep between 9-10pm (yep... on the couch in mid-viewing) and don't usually start watching stuff until around 7pm. Of course length is a problem with many of the films I want to watch for the Historical Challenge with many being 2.5+ hours, even the older films I tend to prefer. If I feel there's a chance I'll fall asleep I'll put it off because I don't like to watch a film in several sessions. I don't start them earlier in the evening as I also don't want to interrupt the viewing with supper so films don't get started until we've finished the meal.
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Old 06-02-15, 11:10 PM   #135
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I don't know if anyone picked for Davidh777... so I pick Fort Apache.

Double Indemnity was excellent. I liked the drawn out plot of the crime, and Robinson(going against role) figuring it out. I was expecting a bigger twist, but thought it all worked out.

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Going to finish an episode of Cosmos and then I'm going to watch dwarves run amok and crucify a monkey.
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I don't know if anyone picked for Davidh777... so I pick Fort Apache.

Double Indemnity was excellent. I liked the drawn out plot of the crime, and Robinson(going against role) figuring it out. I was expecting a bigger twist, but thought it all worked out.
I assume that the twist seemed a lot bigger back in the day. Now CSI gives a bigger twist every week.

As for playing against type, what did you think about Fred MacMurray as a sleazebag?
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Tough pick but I eventually chose this.

Even Dwarfs Started Small was weird. Not really having a plot, it's just following a bunch of dwarfs that escaped their institution and do what inmates do when they run amok. I'll plan on revisiting it sometime to listen to the commentary.

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. The Legend http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/reference

Movies Watched
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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
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
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Old 06-04-15, 11:46 AM   #139
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Going to finish an episode of Cosmos and then I'm going to watch dwarves run amok and crucify a monkey.
The "Good" Cosmos (i.e. Sagan) or the "Bad" Cosmos (i.e. Tyson)?
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I assume that the twist seemed a lot bigger back in the day. Now CSI gives a bigger twist every week.

As for playing against type, what did you think about Fred MacMurray as a sleazebag?
The first film I saw with MacMurray as a sleazebag was The Apartment. It was somewhat of a shock as I'd never seen him in such a role before (and I've been watching movies for ~50 years when I first saw that film). I then found out he'd had several roles playing sleazebag/villains - essentially going against "type". He's quite good in those roles.
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The "Good" Cosmos (i.e. Sagan) or the "Bad" Cosmos (i.e. Tyson)?
The bad one.
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Old 06-05-15, 08:59 AM   #142
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I assume that the twist seemed a lot bigger back in the day. Now CSI gives a bigger twist every week.

As for playing against type, what did you think about Fred MacMurray as a sleazebag?
I didn't realize he was a disney actor. I never saw My three sons, and only seen him in this and The Apartment.
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I didn't realize he was a disney actor. I never saw My three sons, and only seen him in this and The Apartment.
Lucky you. If you liked DOUBLE INDEMNITY and THE APARTMENT, you should also see him in PUSHOVER (1954).

There's probably a western or two where MacMurray played a less-than-noble character. Offhand, I'm thinking THE MOONLIGHTER (1953), which reunited him with Barbara Stanwyck. Not a good movie, but an interesting one. Much better is a Douglas Sirk movie that reunited him with Stanwyck, THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW (1956).
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Old 06-05-15, 10:12 PM   #144
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Although there is really not much plot, My Neighbor Totoro is definitely a charming movie. It was just the thing to watch after a very long week of work.
  • 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)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • 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
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
You have several excellent films on your list but I finally settled on Tora! Tora! Tora because today is the anniversary of D-Day which may have never happened had the Japanese not attacked Pearl Harbor. I may watch that one myself later today as I have a unopened copy awaiting my attention.

I finally got around to watching Barry Lyndon (1975) this morning. It's one of the few Kubrick films I'd never seen. It was quite good. I'd been told it's "slow" but I'd say it's more "deliberate" in its telling of the story. I'd watch it again.

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/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

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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) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
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Picked for Cary Grant.

The Bad Ones had a decent idea. A bounty hunter chases a guy back to his hometown, where the people help him, until they realize he isn't the good guy he used to be. The action isn't very good, let alone realistic, such as the pinpoint accuracy of shots from people not even looking where they're shooting and double barrel shotgun that doesn't need reloading to keep firing.

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. Tora! Tora! Tora! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/reference

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. The Legend http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/reference

Movies Watched
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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
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
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I hope you enjoy it as much as I just did!
  • 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)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • I Am Legend (2007)

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
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 06/05/15
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - 06/06/15
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  • Blow Out (1981)
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. It's quite spectacular. If you're a fan of podcasts and/or film discussions, The Canon podcast has an episode on the film that is fun listening.

I finally, finally got around to watching Thelma & Louise yesterday. While I knew several things about the film (including the iconic, oft-parodied ending), I didn't quite know what to expect. Needless to say, I loved it and cannot believe it took me this long to watch it. Susan Sarandon is one of my favorite actresses so now I don't have to be embarrassed about not seeing her big film.

I'm replacing Thelma & Louise with Gomorrah which may not qualify as essential viewing but was the first blu-ray I ever received (before I had the player). It's sat on my shelf ever since.
  1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  2. Gomorrah
  3. Celebrity
  4. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  5. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  6. Only Angels Have Wings
  7. The Tree of Life
  8. A Fish Called Wanda
  9. The Vanishing (1988)
  10. Blue Velvet

Films Watched
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--- Ran (5/6/15)
--- Grave of the Fireflies (5/17/15)
--- Thelma & Louise (6/7/15)

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Picked for Cary Grant.
Kiss Them for Me (1957). Grant is the main reason I purchased the film. I don't think I've ever seen a Grant film I didn't like at least a little and this was no exception. It was a fun, and rather typical, little WWII "guys on leave" time killer. While Jayne Mansfield got 2nd billing I was glad her screen time didn't reflect her place in the billing. She was her typical "blonde bimbo" self. Much better was Grant's "love interest" in the film, Suzy Parker. Ray Walston had a fun part as did Werner Klemperer. I was surprised to see Nancy Kulp (aka Beverly Hillbillies Jane Hathaway) in a small role. Overall it was very enjoyable.

I also watched Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) again. It's still one of my favorite war films. Reportedly it's very accurate to the events as they played out. It certainly shows in the details on the screen.

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A Fish Called Wanda
Everyone needs more fish in their diet...

1. Design for Living (1933) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/reference
2. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/reference
3. EDtv (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131369/reference
4. Marnie - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058329/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) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Mrs. Miniver (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Barry Lyndon (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
Kiss Them for Me (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲


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Re: The Neverending Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen Challenge

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If you like it, check out the version in the Golden Age of Television, Criterion set. Then watch the other shows in the set because they're all pretty good.

I like Tora! Tora! Tora! enought to watch the 3 documentaries that were also on the disc. Sounds like critics were expecting a straight war movie and gave it bad marks since it was really a docudrama.

1. Frankenweenie

2. Hurricane

3. Red to Kill

4. Warrior

5. Feast of Flesh

6. Presumed Innocent

7. Outback

8. I Sell the Dead

9. Alias the Bad Man

10. The Legend

Movies Watched
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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
Threads
Mr. Vampire
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Ugly Ones
Tora! Tora! Tora!
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