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Old 11-18-09, 11:42 AM
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Movies that you missed on the big screen and regret

I still remember seeing the trailer for Point Break and saying to my friend that it would be great to see on the big screen. Never did and regretted it. Great movie. Growing up i did regret not seeing Blade Runner, but after its many re-releases i have seen it a number of times now on the big screen.

So what about you guys?
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Old 11-18-09, 11:46 AM
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Old 11-18-09, 11:51 AM
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Off the top of my head, Brick.
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Old 11-18-09, 12:02 PM
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Old 11-18-09, 12:07 PM
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like 99% of the movies I've seen, where I'd say "eventually" and then put it off until it doesn't happen.

Therefore too many to think of. Dammit.
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Off the top of my head, Brick.
Man, it's nice to see there are a few people in this forum who appreciate that movie like I do.
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Old 11-18-09, 12:26 PM
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Man, it's nice to see there are a few people in this forum who appreciate that movie like I do.
Brick is a phenomenal movie.


In response to the OP, of somewhat recent movies probably Star Trek, Wall-E, Synechdoche, NY, and especially, Zodiac.
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I like Brick, but there's nothing about it that screams "must be seen on the big screen" to me.
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Old 11-18-09, 12:40 PM
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Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries.

Does it matter that I wasn't even born when it was in theatres?
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I like Brick, but there's nothing about it that screams "must be seen on the big screen" to me.
More like "I would've liked to seen it a few years earlier."

Now I know something is up when one of Philly's art-house theaters (there's three Landmarks there total) runs only that one movie in one of its theaters.
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Avatar

I know that it's not even on the big screen yet but I know me and I know I'll never get around to seeing Avatar in theatres and when I'm watching at home It'll cross my mind about how I wished I saw it in theatres.
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Old 11-18-09, 01:42 PM
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Wall-E.

This was the 1st and only Pixar movie I missed on the big screen. Time and I could not get one of my family members to go with me, they all thought it was silly.

When UP came out, I took my daughter (my wife does not like animated movies) on a date to see it. We both loved it. We still talk about the cute little boy behind us that cried with the talking dog walked off screen. He cried to his move, "The doggy, where is the doggy".
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Old 11-18-09, 01:55 PM
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Lawrence of Arabia the restored version when that was re-released didn't come anywere near my hometown.

I would I have loved to seen that on "Big-Screen" it in my top ten all-time fav movies list.
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THE SCARLET EMPRESS (1934) (I've had opportunities to see this on the big screen over the years and consistently missed them. When I finally saw it on VHS, I kicked myself hard. Of all the Marlene Dietrich/von Sternberg movies, this one cries out most to be seen on the big screen.)

ARLINGTON ROAD (1999)

CRANK (2006)


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I saw Brick on the big screen, funnily enough.

For me, The Godfather... I was one week late to see a screening of it in the cinema in Vancouver when I visited earlier this year... and Part II was due to screen the day after I left. Go figure.
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Old 11-18-09, 05:01 PM
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Wall-E.

This was the 1st and only Pixar movie I missed on the big screen. Time and I could not get one of my family members to go with me, they all thought it was silly.

When UP came out, I took my daughter (my wife does not like animated movies) on a date to see it. We both loved it. We still talk about the cute little boy behind us that cried with xxxxxxxxxx".
Spoiler tags? This isn't an old movie, and this is a thread with people who don't get to theaters all the time.

I'd pay to see Brick in a theater.
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Old 11-18-09, 05:51 PM
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Spoiler tags? This isn't an old movie, and this is a thread with people who don't get to theaters all the time.
That's hardly a spoiler for this movie.
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Old 11-18-09, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by james2025a View Post
I still remember seeing the trailer for Point Break and saying to my friend that it would be great to see on the big screen. Never did and regretted it. Great movie. Growing up i did regret not seeing Blade Runner, but after its many re-releases i have seen it a number of times now on the big screen.

So what about you guys?
I saw POINT BREAK and didn't like it over all, but the sky diving and surf scenes made it worth the price of the ticket. So you did miss out.
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Lawrence of Arabia the restored version when that was re-released didn't come anywere near my hometown.

I would I have loved to seen that on "Big-Screen" it in my top ten all-time fav movies list.
I saw this in the re-released in Chicago on a big screen.
I liked the movie, but no big deal as far as having to see it on the big screen.
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Old 11-18-09, 06:03 PM
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I graduated high school in 1999 but Fight Club wasn't known to me until it hit dvd .
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