What Are The Movies You Watch...

Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Out of Order, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    @Dana Jean
    Did you watch It's a Wonderful Life this season?

    I just finished The Goldfinch on Saturday (loved it!) Two of the characters were watching it and said the Buffalo Gals scene was the boring part. :eek: That is my favorite scene in the movie. "This is a very interesting situation!":D
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I recorded it to watch as I have never seen it. Bits and pieces, but never have I sat down and just watched the whole thing. (I'm not even sure what the money issue is with Jimmie Stewart and why friends come to his aid, did he steal it?) Unfortunately, SOMEONE erased it! I'm going to see if I can track it down on youtube or something.

    I have The Goldfinch in my TBR pile.
     
  3. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    I caught that also. I hadn't seen this film in ages. I loved it when came out at the theater, and it's still a great 80's horror flick. I had remembered hearing somewhere a long time ago that Mr. King didn't enjoy directing the movie very much or something like that? Ms. Mod, wasn't sure if that is accurate, if not, cry yours and Mr. King's pardon. But he did a helluva job on the movie I think. "Honey, this ATM just called me an A$$hole!"...that was great.
     
  4. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    :eek: Awww. I was hoping you'd gotten to see it! I remembered you had said you'd only seen bits and pieces. Hope you can find it. I am not going to tell you about the money, it will spoil it for you when you get to see it.
     
  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    From what I heard him say about it recently, it was that he didn't know what he was doing and to complicate matters, most of the crew didn't speak English so made it that much more difficult.
     
  6. Out of Order

    Out of Order What Christmas is All About

    Didn't speak English?
     
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  7. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    I can see where that would complicate matters not being able to communicate with your crew. Well, either way, he made a helluva good movie. Noticed a few actors I hadn't remembered being in the movie last night. The guy that played the medical orderly "Barney" on Silence of the Lambs was the Happy Toyz truck driver if I remember correctly, J.C. Quinn from The Abyss and other movies. I'm going to have to hunt up Maximum Overdrive on DVD somewhere and buy it I think...
     
  8. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Mr. Man


    Personally, I think he did okay with the movie, and I enjoy it purely for it's entertainment value. It wasn’t Carrie by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t think it was ever meant to be. I kinda look at it as SK having fun with the story. What did really irked me was the movie description on the channel listing. It stated (as best as I recall): "Stephen King’s self-described "moron movie," about …" What have they got against King? Many other directors have made movies that were not well received, and they don’t trash those directors in the movie descriptions. Hey, it still gets plenty of TV play after more than 25 years, while others don’t. So something has to be good and appealing about it.
     
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  9. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    Trucks driving themselves, violence, hot chicks armed with straight razors, rednecks with automatic weapons and rocket launchers.......It's almost like he made the movie for me...lol:)
     
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  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I do remember him stating that someone (maybe the Director Of Photograghy) had to explain to him (King) why he couldn't film a scene a certain way (it was to do with showing how the truck's brake and gas pedal moved on their own) because the 'Point Of View' was going to be backwards for the audience and King didn't realize it. Hey, the guy's a writer, for Pete's sake! He did learn alot while filming it tho. It's not a bad film either way. I saw it in the theater when it premiered. It also boasts the screen debut of the second Mrs. Donald Trump (I forget her name). I don't think King has anything to be ashamed about. He did a better job than I could do!
     
  11. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud AKA Xylophone Man, or, if you prefer, Cappy.

    I can watch Watchmen ( no pun intended) pretty much whenever, as long as I am not in the mood for a happy film.

    Same goes for Silence of the Lambs.
     
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  12. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud AKA Xylophone Man, or, if you prefer, Cappy.

    The first two Mad Max movies, I can watch over and over again. I quite like No. 3 (Beyond Thunderdome), but it isn't in the same league as the first 2.
     
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  13. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    There are so many, both movies and tv-series, that I watch over and over.
    IT, of course
    Let the Right One In
    The Wrestler
    Buffy (the series, not the movie)
    Watchmen
    Minority Report
    Hellboy
    Brokeback Mountain
    A River Runs Through It
    12 Monkeys
    The Men Who Stares At Goats
    No Country For Old Men
    Terminator 2
    Austin Powers (the 2 first)

    I could just go on and on.
     
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Just watched "While You Were Sleeping" with Sandra Bullock - a feel good romantic comedy
    Yesterday I watched "Starman" with Jeff Bridges - another interesting one from the 80s.
     
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  15. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    The Carrie remake. Not near as good as the original.
     
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  16. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Movies that I can stop the channel surfing, any time, any place, and watch:

    The three Bourne movies with Damon.
    Shawshank Redemption.
    The Green Mile.
    (I didn't include those last two as some forum suck-up. I truly can watch them any time. Great movies.)
    Casablanca.
    To Have and Have Not.
    (I'm not a great Bogart fan, but I am a fan of great movies.)
    Shooter. (Yeah, I know. It's a guilty pleasure. So shoot me.)(Nyuk!)

    Movies that I won't watch on TV because they'll get chopped up either with censoring or commercials, but I'll plug in the DVD anytime to watch them for the 5,875th time:

    Aliens.
    LA Confidential, which as, to my reckoning, as close to a perfect movie as it gets.
    T2.
    Men In Black.
    Independence Day, as silly and shallow as you can get, but so help me, we enjoy it every time.

    Every now and then, we go back into watching Lord of the Rings all over again, in installments.
    And we like revisiting the Harry Potter movies. Especially the Prisoner of Arkham Afghani Azahkban, or whatever that one was. With the time travel. My favorite of the series.
     
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  17. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Okay - now it is me professing not to be a 'suck-up', but I must say I do like the way you write - there - I said it!
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  18. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    amadeus, 2001, the shining, full metal jacket, a clockwork orange, papillion, the great escape, planet of the apes (and pretty much all the sequels), the sting, the godfather (all of 'em), phantasm, phantasm 2,
    jaws, CE3K, dracula (the '79/badham vers), escape from NY, big trouble in little china, the thing,
    the wizard of oz, raiders of the lost ark, the princess bride, popeye ("i'm mean..i'm mean, i'm mean, if ya know what i mean !) stripes, caddy shack, the blues brothers, kurosawas' ran, the hidden fortress,
    star wars (& all the sequels/prequels), an american werewolf in london, the howling, gremlins, high road to china, the three musketeers/four musketeers ('70's lester vers), the man who would be king, sleuth (orig vers), the nightmare before christmas, sleepy hollow, big fish, pee wees big adventure, sweeney todd, batman (both the burton & the nolan vers), the long riders, warriors ("warriors ! come out to plaaay !), the quiet man, the searchers, unforgiven, dances with wolves, fast times at ridgemont high, the breakfast club, harvey, the ghost and mr chicken, a fish called wanda, monty python & the holy grail, young frankenstein, the 7 faces of dr lao, the natural, field of dreams, halloween, donnie darko, any 007 movie !, stand by me, creepshow, maximum overdrive, misery, dead zone, return of the living dead, logans run, the omega man, soylent green, treasure of the sierra madre, the maltese falcon, casablanca, just about any hitchcock movie; but...the trouble with harry, the birds and rear window have always been my faves, alien, blade runner, iceman, poltergeist...i really could keep going...all movies i frequently watch again and again...all i'd watch in a sec, if given a half chance...no wonder i don't around much anymore...
     
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  19. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    I will watch any movie from the 30=s to 90's

    I like

    Vertigo
    Casblanca
    north by northweist
    The 39 Steps
    Stripes
    Spies like us
    flashdance
    Scrooged
    Apoclapse now
    The deerhunter( i have watched a certain scene in this movie and even though i know what happens it doesnt fail to put me on the edge of my seat
    marathon man
    The day of the jackal
    Ghostbusters
    birth
    Top Gun

    I have been known to watch romantic comedies, i am a one man woman. ha just testing to see if you were awake.:devilish:
     
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  20. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Yes! Did you watch Saturday night?
     
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