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Old 05-14-08, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
Isn't this akin to threadcrapping? If you don't like the thread then just stay out of it.
It's pretty self indulgent to want a daily updated thread devoted to yourself.

That said, here is some random input.

Check out the unwatched thread, it's a nice communal effort, and a way for you to track things.

Of today's choices, it's between the first two. I'd go with Lethal Weapon, you've made it a long time without seeing this.

On a personal self-indulgent note, I recently decided to start watching my DVDs instead of just mainly collecting them. I decided to try to average one "new to me" movie a day. Some days I watch none, but sometimes can do as many as 4. For about a month I've kept pace now. I printed a calendar out and fill in one movie a day, trying to get a month or more ahead for the inevitable slow-down/break I'll take during summer vacations. I skip around a bit depending on mood, but, for the most part, I am going alphabetically. I can now say that I've watched all the "A" films in my collection. Doing the "B"s now, so I've finally watched some great stuff like Best in Show and Il Bidone. Really enjoyed Barbershop last night.
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Fistful!
Old 05-14-08, 08:57 AM
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As long as you continue to do mini reviews, I have no problem with this thread. The unwatched movie thread is (mostly) lists. Election year, so how about The Manchurian Candidate?
Old 05-14-08, 09:26 AM
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I'd go with Made. It's Vince Vaughn at his funniest.
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Definitely A Fistful of Dollars.
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Fistful of Dollars.

(or Lethal Weapon... I just watched it for the first time ever a month ago and it's actually really, really solid. Glover and Gibson have amazing chemistry)

The quality of the films on this list are a lot higher...

...Oh, and you owe me a Blob watching damnit!
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Lethal Weapon
Old 05-14-08, 10:02 AM
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I vote Fistful of Dollars
Old 05-14-08, 10:15 AM
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my pick:

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Originally Posted by notkevinbacon
...Oh, and you owe me a Blob watching damnit!
My hope is that after the job interview I can watch The Blob as well.

Speaking of which, I don't know how this guy does it, and I wouldn't want to shut down his racket, but someone has The Blob 88 on YouTube. I watched the beginning of it the other day, just like the first minute, and it inspired me to get the DVD, because I wanted to watch it but his audio was popping rhythmically every few seconds. He also has Night of the Comet and Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer and a bunch of other stuff on his channel. I'm not going to link to it, for fear the YouTube cronies will notice a link raising traffic, but the information given should probably help.
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some HD channel was showing 'The Blob' on recently, and I thought it looked great in HiDef.
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Originally Posted by Giles
some HD channel was showing 'The Blob' on recently, and I thought it looked great in HiDef.
One can only hope that if Sony puts it out, they will get Russell and Darabont for a commentary.
Old 05-14-08, 10:51 AM
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Hmm, seen them all, all have positives, I'd pick...

5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Though the Man with No Name Trilogy would be a great three pack of movies
Old 05-14-08, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jericho
Hmm, seen them all, all have positives, I'd pick...

5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Though the Man with No Name Trilogy would be a great three pack of movies
I've seen GBU but not the other two. I have the Leone Anthology.
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It was a bit of a hassle because for some reason it wouldn't play on my computer (unlike every other disc in the Leone box), but A Fistful of Dollars was awesome! Obviously, I should have expected this, but Clint's awesomeness bordered on ridiculous at so many times it was like seeing Chuck Norris Facts: The Movie, except starring Clint Eastwood. The best scene was near the beginning when he went to get the Baxters to apologize for shooting at his horse. I also appreciated his relationship with the bartender. All in all, I'm thinking I might have liked it more than The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, just because it was streamlined and purely entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I love GBU, but its pacing is certainly deliberate. I'd say GBU is almost more of a drama than an action movie.

I have to say, though, that the ending was a little bit of a letdown, if only because a) it was the most "expected" part of the movie and b) I have seen it numerous times as part of Back to the Future Part II (I always thought that BTTFII contained footage of For a Few Dollars More, but I guess not).

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1. Dead Ringers (1988)
2. From Beyond [Unrated Director's Cut] (1986)
3. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
4. Near Dark (1987)
5. Point Break (1991)
Old 05-15-08, 08:00 AM
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Point Break! or Hot Fuzz, which covers the best parts.
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Your list today is another solid one for genre fare...

From Beyond is absolutely without a doubt my favorite of your choices today.

Near Dark and Dead Ringers are a close second.
Henry is good.
I don't really care for Point Break, though I am probably in a minority on that one. You can watch Near Dark and Point Break together for a Kathryn Bigelow director marathon!
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I agree - From Beyond.
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Originally Posted by notkevinbacon
Your list today is another solid one for genre fare...

From Beyond is absolutely without a doubt my favorite of your choices today.

Near Dark and Dead Ringers are a close second.
Henry is good.
I don't really care for Point Break, though I am probably in a minority on that one. You can watch Near Dark and Point Break together for a Kathryn Bigelow director marathon!
the casting alone, has detered me from ever watching this ...

add Strange Days and make it a triple feature.
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I'd watch From Beyond.
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Get crazy with Swayze!

Point Break!
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Point Break !!!
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Hmm. At the last minute, a tie. I guess I'll have to watch both.
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saw Henry for the first time last night on IFC. a very good, surprisingly shocking film (it takes a lot for me to be shocked too).
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I'm afraid I wasn't the biggest fan of From Beyond. I had high hopes, because I love Re-Animator, and you can't go wrong with Barbara Crampton (or Jeffrey Combs), but it felt like it didn't have a lot of meat on its bones. There were some nice, gruesome kills, some boobage and a hilariously over-the-top performance by Ken Foree ("I seen this on the street! You supposed to be a scientist, but you're actin' like a junkie!"), but I didn't feel the story had enough automation. All the characters make some kinda abstract choices to keep the story going (mainly not destroying the machine, with a fire extinguisher, with an axe, with a big stick for all I care). I didn't hate it, but I'm afraid I wasn't really impressed either.

Point Break, on the other hand, was a sun-drenched, skydiving, bank-robbing, dog-throwing, Keanu-Reeves, Gary Busey-tacular blast and a half. Some of it probably took itself too seriously, and of course, and I think everyone kinda wanted Gary Busey to hang in there, but it was highly entertaining on all counts. Also makes me wistful for the days when you shot a skydiving sequence by going skydiving.

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Foul Play (1978)
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Meatballs (1979)
Strange Brew (1983)
The Sure Thing (1985)

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