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It Was 20 Years Ago Today... (1999 Nostalgia)

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Iíve only seen bits and pieces of Runaway Bride so I donít have much to say about it but I seem to remember its biggest claim to fame is itís the follow-up, with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts following Pretty Woman so it had some pretty good publicity going in.
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August 4, 1999
Dick

I always found Dick to be amusing, but not very memorable. I think there's a funny take on the material, this just didn't hit the high it could've.
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Expected a bigger career from Saffron Burrows after that. Looking at her IMDB, she's had a steady career including regular spots on Mozart in the Jungle, Law & Order Criminal Intent and My Own Worst Enemy (none of which I ever watched) and in Boston Legal (which I did, but don't remember her).
I'm sure it didn't help that the test screening had her character survive and we (the audience) didn't buy it... I don't know how anyone could see her as a hero. In the theatrical run, they did switch it (tho they gave her a hero's death).

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/deep-b...nally-revealed
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Dick was the movie that replaced Phantom Menace at my theater.
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August 6, 1999
The Iron Giant
Mystery Men
The Sixth Sense
The Thomas Crown Affair

Holy cow, what a weekend to go to the movies. The Iron Giant is a certified classic, shame it bombed but at least Brad Bird's career wasn't hurt. The Sixth Sense was a great experience the first time, the movie plays very different on subsequent viewings. Thomas Crown is the type of movie that doesn't get released to theaters anymore, it's a shame.
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^ I love each of those movies and have watched them numerous times on DVD...except for Mystery Men which I thought was stupid despite its cult following.

People may pretend they saw the ending of The Sixth Sense coming the first time they saw it. But NO ONE was expecting it. One of the all-time great twist endings. Frankly, it may have damaged M. Nightís career more than it helped. It got him on the map as an A-list Director but people started expecting the M. Night twist in every one of his movies.

For those who enjoyed The Thomas Crown Affair Iíd recommend The Art of the Steal, a little watched heist flick starring Kurt Russell from a few years ago. Itís a really fun movie.

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The Thomas Crown Affair was very good. I never liked The Six Sense and kind of blame it for the rise in PG-13 horror movies.
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Old 08-06-19, 10:53 AM
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People may pretend they saw the ending of The Sixth Sense coming the first time they saw it. But NO ONE was expecting it.
According to John Landis, his wife was, because as a costume designer by trade, she immediately noticed Bruce Willis was always wearing the same clothes.
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I'm glad Iron Giant gets the recognition it does now, but damn if I was pissed it didn't reach a wider audience at the time.
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People may pretend they saw the ending of The Sixth Sense coming the first time they saw it. But NO ONE was expecting it. One of the all-time great twist endings.
After Willis was shot and they did the fade out, I whispered to my then-girlfriend "Oh. He died." I thought this was the whole plot because every trailer had the "I see dead people" catch phrase. I figured at some point during the film, they'd bring it up that he died. Or, like Ghost, he would be trying to fix something with the kid's help. Midway, I figured I was wrong because no one was saying anything about it. When the twist hit, my girlfriend punched me in the arm and later said "I ruined the movie" for her.

Yes, I "guessed" the twist but by the end, I definitely didn't expect it.
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The AV Club just listed their top 25 films of 1999.

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At the time I was posting on an action figure message board that didnít require registration (RIP Raving Toy Maniac) and some jerk posted the subject line BRUCE WILLIS WAS DEAD THE WHOLE MOVIE!

it killed my desire to see the movie until It was on home video.
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The AV Club just listed their top 25 films of 1999.

https://film.avclub.com/the-best-mov...999-1836974523
Decent list. That review of Boys Donít Cry is just bazaar-o. I wonder what that critic thinks of The Year of Living Dangerously?
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The AV Club just listed their top 25 films of 1999.

https://film.avclub.com/the-best-mov...999-1836974523
Fourteen better movies in 1999 than Fight Club? I think not.

I do agree with their #1 though. Love that movie deeply.
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Fourteen better movies in 1999 than Fight Club? I think not.
Iíve got my issues with Fight Club but I doubt youíd find a lot of people who think The Limey is the better film.

Of course, I also hated Being John Malkovich. So what do I know. Really the only Charlie Kaufman movie I really like is Adaptation.
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I was glad that I watched "The Sixth Sense" in the theatres and nobody spoiled that movie for me. I would have been pissed if somebody did.
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Iíve got my issues with Fight Club but I doubt youíd find a lot of people who think The Limey is the better film.
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Ditto
Well, what do ya know....
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inri222 will soon cast his vote too
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August 13, 1999
Bowfinger
Brokedown Palace
Detroit Rock City

Bowfinger has a great cast, Eddie Murphy actually acting and is hilarious. Great all around. Brokedown Palace is a great Grateful Dead song, it's legacy is stronger than this movie. Detroit Rock City was good, remember watching it a bunch late in high school, don't know if I have much interest in revisiting it.
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Thatís funny that I just mentioned Bowfinger in the Dolemite thread. Murphy was great in that movie. The scene where he runs across the freeway had me laughing harder than I had in ages when I first saw it.

Brokedown Palace was forgettable and I absolutely hated Detroit Rock City.
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I projected all of them, Detroit Rock City flopped and was cut down to one show per day the 2nd week. But I love 70s movies- the shot of the 8-track getting smashed on the freeway was hard to take!
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I still think Detroit Rock City is a lot of fun to watch. If I ever get around to it I might get the bluray as the dvd is so weird to navigate through with its special features.

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Bowfinger is a gem.
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