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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 7:49pm

I think the last line in Phil's movie is: "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." 8)
Poor Phil, nobody's going to answer his trivia question, but at least you responded. Here's looking at you, kid.
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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:28pm

Here's looking at you, kid.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world ... :thumbsup:

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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:30pm

well is it the best WW2 of all time? Saving private Ryan is my other choice....but you cant watch that one over and over

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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:59pm

I can't watch yours over and over either. Or Soldier of Orange or Europa Europa, which I think I mentioned above.

Stalag 17, maybe?

Empire of the Sun?

Catch-22 was one of the best and worst WWII films ever made--Buck Henry wrote a brilliant 4-hour movie, Mike Nichols shot a good 3-hour movie, and the 2-hour movie they cobbled together out of random pieces found on the editing room floor was just a mess. But you can watch it over and over and keep seeing things you missed in the frenetic insanity.

I can think of one WWII movie I did watch multiple times in a row. It was this Romanian movie, hastily subtitled and released in the west after the fall of Communism. There was a heroic band of socialist underground soldiers in the mountains and forests of Transylvania, fighting against Antonescu and the Germans and trying to make contact with the Russians. But every once in a while, the movie cuts to a medieval historical drama about the great Vlad Tepes (you know, Dracula?) defending the Balkans from both the Turks and the Saxons. I think they were trying to make a point that this revolutionary leader whose name I can't remember was just like Vlad. Anyway, at the end, the revolutionaries place the crown back on King Michael's head, Michael proclaims Romania to be on the Allied side, Germany is defeated, the Turks retreat, the War ends, and there's a big parade, all apparently in one day. No, wait, it's not over. Now there's 5 minutes of speeches, when Michael betrays the socialists and the glorious people's army who put him in power, so he has to be deposed, and the wise and blessed Nicolae Ceausescu has to reluctantly take power, while Vlad Tepes laughs and laughs for some reason.

I had to watch it three times in a row to understand it even as well as I did. And I'm not sure why I bothered, actually. But anyway, it is a movie you can watch over and over, apparently.
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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 11:03pm

well is it the best WW2 of all time?



Casablanca is a significant WWII-era movie, but is it the best moving documenting or telling a story about some combat-related aspect of the war? In my questionable opinion, no.

In Harm's Way is pretty good. The Longest Day, Midway, The Battle of Britain, and Tora Tora Tora are also excellent, and I think better than Casablanca.

Pearl Harbor, while entertaining, is too historically inaccurate for my taste.

One of the best war-oriented novels I've read is Once an Eagle, by Anton Meyer. I understand a TV miniseries was done, starring Sam Elliott. Unfortunately it was aired before I was born and has never been made available on VHS or DVD. People who've seen it swear it's the best genre movie ever made. There is a SIG and website devoted to the movie, whereat member are trying to get CBS to release Once an Eagle on DVD.

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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 11:14pm

Some of my favorites are:

Bataan- first war horror movie?

Walk in the Sun---The NCO movie!

Stalag 17---Better than the Great Escape

Darby Rangers

Battle of the Bulge

The Devils Brigade

Midway and Tora Tora Tora

The Longest day- John Wayne

The Dirty Dozen

A Bridge to Far-almost all authentic equipment

Just the opening scene of Patton

the Audie Murphy movie---title escapes me

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cant remember the name----but a bunch of Marines and Japanese stranded on island together...fight at first and then struggle to get along

Most overrated---Thin Red Line

Scared to see movie----The Fighting Sullivans or Sullivans-----i think I would cry like a girly man all day

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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 11:20pm

I think the Audie Murphey movie is "To Hell and Back." Could look it up, but I'm feeling too lazy today :D

For shear entertainment, my favorite war movie farce is The Counterfeit General (Glen Ford & Red Buttons). Serious, but has comedic moments. Definitely not based on anything factual.

The Bridges at Toko Ri, which concerns the Korean War, is very good. William Holden, Grace Kelly, and Mickey Rooney (in one of his better roles). Real tear jerker ;( . I always get a charge about how the Carrier's captain wants to use prop-driven aircraft to help maneuver the ship - much to the air boss's frustration! I guess it's a girl thing :P

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Thursday, December 4th 2008, 12:42am

Considered by many the best WWII movie of all time

Only two people killed on screen

Love story

movie would probably be considered a chick flick now

A famous song and a famous musical moment----- the first clue above will elimnate your first thought on this clue


Casablanca.

See my earlier post on why I don't agree.

Oh, and I'm sure everyone thinks it's highly cliche to say so (which I'm guessing is why no one's mentioned it), but Saving Private Ryan, anyone? Dear lord almighty... Spielberg can do a fantastic job when he puts his mind to it. Schindler's List, too, though I don't know if you'd call it a "war movie," per se.

Kelly's Heroes was awfully fun.

Also:

The Dirty Dozen

Patton (opening scene was fantastic, of course). I heard someone mention once that if you gave the guy a single division of tanks, a six-pack of beer, and permission to invade Russia at the end of WWII, he would have done it. And might actually have won.

The Great Raid

Midway

A Bridge Too Far

Lots of others, I'm sure, but my memory is pretty skittish at times and today's no exception. I'll likely remember more later.

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Thursday, December 4th 2008, 7:09am

American History X
The Prestige
The Dark Knight
BraveHeart
John Q
Happy Gilmore
The Patriot
Gladiator
Star Wars
Billy Madison
Black Sheep
Dances With Wolves
40 Year Old Virgin
Step Brothers
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Forest Gump
Hotel Rowanda
Transporter 1,2,3
LOTR Trilogy
Wedding Crashers
Casino
Men of Honor
Meet the Parents
Remeber the Titans
Patch Adams
Jack
Mrs. Doubtfire
300
ZOOLANDER!!! :thumbsup:

and soooo many more, so many, so many.......... :P 8o
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 3:04am

3 words Mugz...

"Leave the house"
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 3:23am

Star Wars
Billy Madison
Black Sheep
This is a truly great juxtaposition of three truly great films.

And if the Star Wars prequels had starred Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Norm MacDonald, they would have been so much better. (They could hardly have been any worse....)

My only problem with your list is, what is Zoolander doing so far down? It's a much better movie than, say, Braveheart.
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 3:50am

They aren't in a specific order

But Saved Zoolander for last so you can remember it better :D And I obviously think Zoolander's better, look at my name :thumbsup: otherwise, I would be, William Wallace :P
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 3:54am

4 words BW ..........

"V for Vendetta SUCKS" :thumbsup:

Not.........(Borat, another good movie) :P
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 7:15am

4 words BW ..........

"V for Vendetta SUCKS" :thumbsup:

Not.........(Borat, another good movie) :P
The Borat movie was amazingly brilliant, but still nowhere near as good as the TV series. I could watch the "Locust" bit over and over and never stop laughing.

Speaking of V for Vendetta, is Watchmen going to be (a) the greatest movie of all time, (b) a horrible travesty that will justify Alan hunting down and killing everyone involved, or (c) pushed back into development hell again for another few decades?
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 3:05pm

Speaking of V for Vendetta, is Watchmen going to be (a) the greatest movie of all time, (b) a horrible travesty that will justify Alan hunting down and killing everyone involved, or (c) pushed back into development hell again for another few decades?


Awww Falco. Can't you just let us get excited about it? It feels like Christmas waiting for it's release. ^^
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 5:32pm

My Favorites:

Disney*:

The Little Mermaid (1)
Hercules
Tarzan
Pocahontas**
Mulan**
Pirates of the Caribbean** (among the recent ones, 3 remains to be watched)

Others:

Lord of the Rings Trilogy**
V for Vendetta
Titanic

I'll add more when I remember and if I see new good movies.

* I LOVE most of the Disney songs.
** Haven't seen all of them. I'll try to after the exams are over.


I HATE these:

Transformers*** (I bet the sequel, where Starscream will return I am sure, will be worse) and most other movies made by Spielberg.
Cheetah Girls

By the way, does anybody like Saw 1,2,3,4,5 (not sure if there's a 5 yet)

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Friday, December 5th 2008, 6:14pm

Shaun of the Dead ( + Hot Fuzz)
Das Boot ( + Stalingrad)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ( + Fistful Of Dynamite)
Get Carter ( + Long Good Friday .... or Lock, Stock)
Ran (or Kagemusha - I always change my mind)

Plus the obvious Godfather movies :P

I also think everyone should watch Come And See at least once....

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Friday, December 5th 2008, 8:02pm

RE: My Favorites:

Hasbro owns the American rights to the Transformers, licensed from the Japanese toy company Takara (the same guys who made Micromen).

Actually, it's even more complicated. Marvel licensed Transformers from Takara to make a comic book, Claster licensed the rights from Marvel to make the original series, and Hasbro bought the rights from Claster, first distributing and then taking over the series. Later series were produced by Hasbro, Takara, Mainframe (a Canadian company), and Cartoon Network. The movie was based on the Hasbro-owned first series and the second-generation Hasbro/Takara-produced toys, for which Hasbro has exclusive rights in America. So, nobody else had to get paid.

Now, will someone remind me that I don't live in LA anymore and don't have to know this stuff?:)
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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 5:54am

Best Films

1 - pulp fiction

2 - jackie brown

3 - reservoir dogs

4 - kill bill (vol1 and 2)

5 - up in smoke

6 - all cheec and chong movies

7 - from dusk till down

8 - desperado

9 - once upon a time in mexico

10 - true romance

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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 6:34pm

ok im a fan of all types of war films but im a bit younger than the oldies here posting :P heres my favourites
in no particular order

1. 300 //// 2. 10,000BC //// 3. Last Samuri //// 4. All Harry Poters //// 5. New Batman film/dark knight
6. pirates of the caribean Trilogy //// 7. Gladiators //// 8. BraveHeart //// 9. all alian and predator films //// 10. Both Hellboys 11. All Starwars //// 12. We Were Soldiers //// 13. Troy //// 14. All Lord of the Rings //// 15. all the Mummy films
16. Rush Hour Trilogy //// 17. Last Legion //// 18. Mongol //// 19. King Arthur

These are the onces i think at the top of my head without thinking too hard. Most War of some kind lol
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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 7:17pm

No particular order:

1. Sling Blade
2. Blade Runner
3. 300
4. The Dark Knight
5. Scarface
6. Kill Bill 1 & 2
7. Lord of the Rings trilogy
8. The Matrix
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. Pulp Fiction
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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 7:40pm

No particular order:

1. Sling Blade
2. Blade Runner
I was thinking there was going to be a pattern here. Blade, Zorro: The Gay Blade, The Golden Blade, A Man Called Blade... But not, you went and picked good movies instead.:)
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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 8:01pm

Fascinating study concerning movie preferences: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sfischo/media3.html

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Thursday, December 11th 2008, 1:52am

Scarface! I forgot goddam Scarface .... Both versions! Love em :thumbsup:

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Thursday, December 11th 2008, 8:07am

Fascinating study concerning movie preferences: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sfischo/media3.html
The most interesting thing is that men start out much more gender-stereotypical but become less so as they get older, while women start out much less gender-stereotypical but become more so as they get older.

I also like that Action-Adventure movies feature "exploding guns." Off the top of my head, I can't think of any non-anime movies with exploding guns, but I think we need more of them.
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Thursday, December 11th 2008, 2:19pm

No particular order:

1. Sling Blade
2. Blade Runner
I was thinking there was going to be a pattern here. Blade, Zorro: The Gay Blade, The Golden Blade, A Man Called Blade... But not, you went and picked good movies instead.:)

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Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 11:59pm

This has to be in Falco's Top 10

I think the movie" The Third Man" must be in Falco all time top 10. Just a hunch!

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Thursday, December 18th 2008, 2:10am

RE: This has to be in Falco's Top 10

I think the movie" The Third Man" must be in Falco all time top 10. Just a hunch!
Yeah, it is a great movie, and I haven't seen it in a while. Thanks for reminding me.

And of course it was in Falco (the famous musician)'s top 10 movies, along with Fritz Lang's "M" and various other bits of German expressionism and post-war noir. If you watch the video for "Jeanny" the influences are pretty obvious.
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Friday, December 19th 2008, 1:37am

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Thursday, December 25th 2008, 3:33pm

Expecting someone or something to mention The Chronicles Of Narnia or Underworld or Harry Potter (oops..sorry..its mentioned by another fanatic fan :D )
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Saturday, January 10th 2009, 1:06am

Movies- I have never seen

Famous Movies- I have not seen

Godfather Part 1-3
Grapes of Wrath
Catch 22
The Usual Suspects
Reservoir Dogs
The Sullivans
Thelma and Louise

Will never see

Milk
brokeback mountain
90% of Meryl Strepp movies

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Saturday, January 10th 2009, 2:01am

Brokeback Mountain

I saw an interview with GW Bush. He was telling a story about movie night at the White House where he, D Cheney and their wives watched Brokeback Mountain. After the movie, GW leaned over to D Cheney and said..."You don't suppose the Lone Ranger and Tonto...?"

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Thursday, January 15th 2009, 4:44am

it would have to be Euro Trip funny as hell.
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Saturday, January 17th 2009, 3:57am


Equilibrium

Wow...someone else has seen Equilibrium.
I really enjoyed that movie.
Put it on your to see list....

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Saturday, January 17th 2009, 8:28pm

Movies and stuff......

1.Super Troopers was a funny one
2.The Gladiator
3.Monty Python's Holy Grail is my fave. movie
4.All of the Star Wars movies All of the Matrix
5.Knocked up was a really funny one
6.Super bad
7.The Transporter movies
8. The Punisher the second one was okay but not as good as the first one
9. All the Spider man movies
10. The Hulk both of them
11. Sin City
12. The Aliens movies
13. Predator movies
14. Step Brothers was freaking funny too
15. Daytona Nights another funny one
16. Most Zombie movies are good even the cheesy ones ( I like cheesy movies though )
17 Under World movies are good

I could go on but these are some of the movies I really like. :thumbsup:
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Saturday, January 17th 2009, 8:32pm

Favorite movies

  • Saving private Ryan
  • The Patriot
  • Independence Day
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Simpson's Movie
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Daun Of the Dead
  • Snatch
  • Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Revolver

Favorite Shows

  • The Simpson's
  • Supernatural
  • The Office
  • South Park

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Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 11:53pm

Saw 7 brides for 7 brothers over the weekend. I feel I had to see it to get my movie card -street cred. But sadly lost points on my man card :-(

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Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 12:19am

Saw 7 brides for 7 brothers over the weekend. I feel I had to see it to get my movie card -street cred. But sadly lost points on my man card :-(
Don't worry, if you watch Reservoir Dogs, you will get another point on your movie street-cred card, and a couple dozen on your man card.

And if you ever get around to watching the Godfather trilogy (or, if that's too much, you get about 95% credit for just the first two), you get to count as an actual human being who lived through the 20th century as opposed to some kind of replicant who was obviously given an incomplete set of memories in the factory.:)
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Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 4:14pm

Oscar Nominations

the Oscars are still a snob festival- but I like the nominations for Heath Ledger and Robert Downing Jr. At least, there were nominations from movies I have seen this year!


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Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 6:22pm

Favorite movies



the last samurai
The Dark Knight
BraveHeart
fight club
John Q
The Patriot
Gladiator
Dances With Wolves
The Green Mile
Transporter 1,2,3
Remeber the Titans
we were soldiers
black hawk down

Favorite tv shows

life
house
prison break
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