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Mon, 15th Jan '01, 10:41pm
So what do you like, in a somewhat paticular order:
12 Monkeys (THE BEST)
The Green Mile
The Star Wars films (EP 1 the least)
The Star Trek film with them pasty cyborg people in.
The Monty Python films.
That (supposedly) horror film with that kid who gets flashes of the future and stops people from being killed but they die one by one for some stupid reason.
The Sixth Sense.
What about you?
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 11:05pm
In no particular order but No.1...
Starwars I, IV, V, VI
Life of Bryan
Prince of thieves
The Lord of the Rings cartoon
The Lion King (Sorry, but i like that video!)
I can't think of any more...sorry...
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 11:46pm
I love Blade runner and the Lexx movies!
The Monthy Python films are GREAT too.
I used to like the Star Wars a LOT but now
I have kind of grown from them. X-men was good as well as the Batman movies.
Another favorite of mine are the King Arthur
movie with Merlin as the main characther.
Excalibur where cool too.
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 8:17am
The nine gates (or something like that)
The Lord of Rings (when it comes on the 19th of December :))
All Star Wars movies
All Monthy Python productions (saw The meaning of life the other day. Excellent!)
South Park - Bigger, longer, uncut
Gladiator (only the fighting scenes)
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 7:40pm
I used to like the shining untill I read the book.
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 8:13pm
Raising Arizona Star Wars, etc. Star Trek II, IV Sixteen Candles Raiders of the Lost Ark Starship Troopers Elephant Man Terms of Endearement World According to Garp Alien, Aliens, etc. Monty Python & Life of Brian Monty Python & Holy Grail Exorcist Near Dark A Christmas Story Beetlejuice X-Men Superman II Pulp Fiction Reservoir Dogs Ed Wood Silence of the Lambs Clueless Little Shop of Horrors Austin Powers, etc. Bound Color Purple Sixth Sense South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut The Dark Crystal Heavenly Creatures Jaws Fish Called Wanda Tootsie 9 to 5 Shallow Grave Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) RoboCop Airplane Hamlet (1990s) Nightmare on Elm Street Halloween Babe Total Recall Naked Gun Fast Times at Ridgemont High Dances with Wolves Ghostbusters Toy Story The Abyss There's Something About Mary Se7en What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Blade Dead Zone Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Time Bandits Poltergeist Shawshank Redemption E.T. Trading Places American Werewolf in London 2001 Omen Fly (1986) Nightmare Before Christmas Ferris Bueller Carrie Raging Bull Grease Close Encounters Planet of the Apes Clockwork Orange Fargo Terminator I & II Interview with the Vampire Sixteen Candles Mommie Dearest The Thing (1984)
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Tue, 16th Jan '01, 8:19pm
When he said your favourite films, i didn't think that meant a list of all the films which came to mind neverworlder :D J/K
Anyway i like:
Star wars IV,V,VI (But not that ***** excuse for a movie episode 1)
All Monty Python Movies
Commando (The funniest action movie ever)
Star Trek 6
Hackers (I think)
and proabably lots others, but I cant remember them
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 8:25pm
Saving Private Ryan
Conan The Barbarian
And others that dont come to my mind right now.
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 8:36pm
Gone in 60 seconds
the man who would be king
dead poets society
Lethal weapon (any)
Lock, Stock ATSB
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 9:22pm
Believe me: The list was longer. I had to edit it down. What can I say, I like movies. And, no offense, these little lists that have the same few movies (Matrix, SW, etc.) bore me. Like the separate Favorite Bands posting, where everyone likes the same six bands (Blink, Limp, etc.).
I'm here to add some spice, stir the pot, do foul things with the spoon, and leave a mess. That's what they pay me for. :D
And Sniper: Prince of Thieves? You mean the Kevin Costner movie? Are you kidding me? Oof! That movie makes crap smell good.
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 9:31pm
Aliens! Thats the one! Those movies were class! Especially the movie AlienS
The Fat Egg
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 10:11pm
star wars (except episode 1)
any star trek
any monty python
mad max (except last one)
dead poets society
nosferatu (yeah i know, but it was the only scary horror movie ever made)
some like it hot
lock stock and two smoking barrels
nothing to lose
south park (any of them)
the wonderful world of the brothers grim
The Wise, The Grey
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 10:16am
I'm really not big on movies, but there are a few that I enjoyed a lot. They are...
The Usual Suspects
Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke
The Shawshank Redemption
Saving Private Ryan
The Outlaw Josie Wales
Gladiator (story was a bit predictable, but the battles were awesome)
The Devil's Advocate
P.S. I hope I'm not the only one that thought the Hobbit cartoon was horrible. Not even the finest 'pipe weed' from the Southfarthing is an adequate excuse for trying to jam the entirety of the book into a half-hour show.
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The Fat Egg
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 5:58pm
it was actually about 80 minutes, but yeah, it wasn't that good.
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 6:21pm
Hm. Movie deja-vu all over again.
Star Wars (IV and V...Ewoks and Gungans are lame!)
Star Trek (I and II)
Terminator (I and II)
X-Men (Could've been better, but it was a great effort.)
Flash Gordan :D
Dune (The newer one. Although there was way too much sex. Mr. Herbert would be appalled, I'm positive.)
There are a couple more, but I think that list is good enough.
BTW - I heard that a movie of Rainbow Six/Rogue Spear is coming out.
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 8:25pm
Scent of a Woman
What Dreams May Come
Grumpy Old Men
Good Morning Vietnam
Wed, 31st Jan '01, 1:46pm
Wing Commander: The movie
Eye of the Beholder
Star Wars Quadrology (Yes...Even EP1)
Indiana Jones trilogy
Saving Private Ryan
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Henry V (90's Kenneth Branagh version)
Any Monty Pythons film
Kevin Smith films: Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma
The Seahawk (cool old Erol Flynn pirate movie)
8 Men Out
3 O'clock High
Gross Pointe Blank
Well...That's what comes to mind at the moment, but I love going to the movies! So I'm sure I've left some out. :D
Fri, 2nd Feb '01, 7:58pm
Pulp Fiction !!!! (why did nobody come up with that?)
Dumb and Dumber
Saving Private Ryan
Fri, 2nd Feb '01, 8:01pm
The quest for the holy grail was great to!
And I have to see The green mile and Gladiator.
The Wise, The Grey
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 8:41am
What I saw must have been chopped to hell then, because I'm sure it was only a half-hour. It was aired on the Disney channel. I'd like to see the full version, maybe it won't leave such a nasty taste in my mouth...
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 12:15pm
Not so curious but mine are
Porn Adventures I
Porn Adventures II
Porn Adventures III
Porn Adventures IV
Porn Adventures V
Porn Adventures VI
Porn Adventures VII
Porn Adventures VIII
Porn Adventures IX
Porn Adventures X
:) :) :) :) :)
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 4:39pm
Beware the attack of Giant Horny Fatmakas. Coming to a message board near you. (Not, if you're lucky).
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 4:58pm
At last you and the others wanted me to go on the forums!Freaker is a freaker!
oh i remembered another good films
Tal's Fantasies (featuring guess who?:P)
and of course
*No Tals were harmerd during replying this post ;)
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 5:21pm
You're asking for it Fat...
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 5:32pm
The 'supposedly horror film' that you are referring to septic, is final destination and it actually freaked me out cos i have a thing about death...but that's just me, anyway:
early tom hanks films
star wars (yoda)
toy story 1+2 (classics) :)
silent bob and jay films (dogma etc.)
...and a whole load of other stuff, this is all i can think of right now
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 6:23pm
Some that just pop into my mind:
Tampopo (a Japanese film about the relationshiop between erotics and culinary stile)
Mystery train (just wierd 'n' cool)
Starship Orion (the coolest SF)
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 7:07pm
I have to agree with your list. The only change I'd make is the movie Seven. It seemed to me that the movie was just using shock value to entertain the audience. That is all fine and dandy, but you also need proper characters. I thought Brad Pitt sucked in this part, he just wasn't believeable as a forensic detective. He was just too stupid and ridiculous. Too bad cause the movie could have been ok.
Strange, Brad Pitt won most of his fame being a pretty boy, but I like him in his dirt-bag roles. Anyone see:
True Romance: Christian Slater, Brad played a druggie named Floyd.
Kalifornia: Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, Brad played a redneck psychopath.
Just saw the movie 'Snatch' was pretty good.
As for my list of favorites I would also add:
A Few Good Men,
As Good As It Gets: I love Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinear was good too.
The Princess Bride: "Inconceivable"
Apocolypse Now: I hated it when I was a kid, just rented it recently, pretty good stuff.
Red Violin: Samuel L. Jackson. That is one mysterious instrument, alot of physics involved.
The Sound of Music: I hate to admit it, but I watch it every Christmas.
Life is Beautiful: One sad film.
Last of the Mohicans: awesome wilderness scenery.
Gladiator: Great on DVD
Battlefield Earth: Just Kidding, I haven't even seen it yet.
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 7:16pm
Ugh! My dad got a DVD player for Xmas, so I went up last weekend with a movie. His choice: Battlefield Earth!
Every bad thing you've ever heard about it is true. Half of the actors looked like they were going to fall off their stilts! Then I spent more time explaining the storyline to everyone, than I did watching the movie. No one could follow the plot.
Bad, Bad movie...
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 7:51pm
I was really hoping they were going to be true to the book...But it wasn't even close! It was extremely painful to watch!
I'm having flashbacks right now, and it's not pretty!
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 8:31pm
I like The Princess Bride too Lord Moeken, good choice!
I have many days when i'm 'mostly dead' usually on monday mornings :)
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya! You Killed my father! Prepare to die!"
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Mon, 5th Feb '01, 8:33pm
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 9:08pm
OK OK OK
Here comes the normal one
3.crap why i'm posting this post?
IF THIS MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER OK
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 9:40pm
The Princess Bride has been quoted in other threads, there are so many funny ones. Like the one where the Spaniard is fighting the five fingered man.
This one isn't exact, but you get my idea:
"I'll give you anything you want"
"Offer me Land and titles"
"It's yours! anyplace in my kingdom"
"Offer me wealth and riches"
"Gold and Jewels will be yours, and more!"
"Offer me anything that I want"
"Anything that your heart desires is yours!"
"Give me my father back you son of a *****!"
Did anyone notice that Inigo Montoya was a surgeon on Chicago Hope?
Or Wesley was the nerd father on Liar, Liar?
I need to add a few more to my list:
Dumb and Dumber: too funny, my wife hates it that I can relate to most of the humour.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Classic humour
Contact: A bit slow, but I like Jodie Foster, and the movie idea was neat.
Scent of a Woman: Pacino is great. "I'd take a flame thrower to this place!"
Bridges of Madison County: I hate saying it, but I thought it was well done. I like both Eastwood and Streep.
The Professional: Apparently there is an uncut international version that I haven't seen yet. Gary Oldman is very good.
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 9:47pm
Here ya go Lord Moeken (from the Favorite Movie Quotes post):
Inigo Montoya: Hallo, my name is Inigo Montoya; you killed my father. Prepare to die!
Six Fingered Man: No!
IM: Offer me money.
IM: Power too; promise me that...
SFM: All that I have and more... Please...
IM: Offer me everything I ask for...
SFM: Anything you want...
IM: I want my father back you son of a *****!
From "The Princess Bride"
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 9:52pm
Thanks Blackthorne, I forgot to change the batteries in my photographic memory. ;)
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 9:53pm
Heh, I've got the DVD so I was able to get the quotes exact when I posted the last time :)
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 9:58pm
Oh that was you. I thought I had read it here before. OOPS. Well it's a qood quote, deserves a repeat (even if it is wrong)
Mon, 5th Feb '01, 10:00pm
Absolutely... It's one of my favorites :)
Wed, 7th Feb '01, 6:49pm
Love that movie! Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to go dig up the video this weekend.
Some others are...
The Dark Crystal
All Indiana Jones
Of course, Star Wars
and Beastmaster :D
Hey Sapiryl-I like Flash Gordon, too!
Shawshank Redemption, I watch it every time it comes on cable.
and on the lighter side...
The Breakfast Club (and most other Brat Pack flicks)
Ferris Beuller (sp?)
Better Off Dead
Real Genius (and anything else with Val Kilmer, except At First Sight)
Oh, and Ladyhawke!
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Mon, 12th Feb '01, 2:22am
"Stop rhyming now! I mean it!"
"Anybody want a peanut?"
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Mon, 12th Feb '01, 4:55am
Vile- ROTF!! That one kills me every time! :D
Tue, 8th May '01, 2:42pm
Doesn't seem to be much going on, so resurect an old thread why don't we.
I won't bother to agree with most of whats been said before, but a few others need mentioning.
VERY diappointing to only see one mention of "The Usual Suspects" It is fantastic, one of the absolute best.
Totally neglected as well:
"Trainspotting" - Funnier than funny. Accent can be a bit tricky, but give it a go, you will not be sorry.
Can't go wrong with the "Junglebook" (Disney version) either. My fave cartoon feature film. Greatest sing-along ever when we had it as part of an all-nighter at uni with about 500 students.
For more sobering stuff, "The Killing Fields" and "Midnight Express". Strong stuff.
Tue, 8th May '01, 3:05pm
I'm not a movie maniac but some of my favourites are
The Coocoo's Nest (Jack Nicholson is the
A few good men ( Love the final court scene)
As good as it gets
The Exorcist (not that good as a horror
film for me but a great movie
Tue, 8th May '01, 3:24pm
If I must, let's say my ace of aces is Ben Hur.
Why? It simply points out my motto "everything pays back", except it doesn't count for Jesus.
OK, there are more good movies, but this is not the place to write my biography, so last one I watched a few days ago and liked is 4th floor.
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Tue, 8th May '01, 4:22pm
I'll try not to repeat...
Being John Malkovich
Run Lola Run
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
When Harry Met Sally
Arsenic and Old Lace
Wed, 9th May '01, 7:59am
In no real order:
Army of Darkness
10 Things I hate About You
the 6th Day
Saving Private Ryan (I saw this in school, and half the class was laughing during the beach scene. After that I realized that maybe all the stuff you hear about violent movies and games screwing people up isn't COMPLETE bull#$%*)
The Art of War
Star Wars series (witht the exception of that PoS Episode I)
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Wed, 9th May '01, 8:46pm
my top ten:
Monty Python: The Holy Grail
Monty Python: The Meaning Of Life
Monty Python: The Life Of Brian
Enemy At The Gates
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Ryan's Privates
Star Wars Series
Gone In 60 Seconds
sorry guys i must have deleted it when i was typing by mistake!
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Thu, 10th May '01, 1:28am
Not much of a into films huh?
Thu, 10th May '01, 10:21pm
My favorites are...
All Die Hards
All Lethal Weapons
GONE IN 60 SECONDS
Saving Private Ryan
Just to name a few... I have so many favorite movies i can't even remeber them all
Fri, 11th May '01, 4:18am
Here are just a few of my faves (in no particular order):
The Godfather Trilogy, Aliens, Dumb & Dumber, A Clockwork Orange, The Matrix, Indiana Jones (ALL), Star Wars (ALL), Star Trek (ALL), Re-Animator 1 & 2, Prince Of Darkness, Full Metal Jacket, Once Upon A Time In The West, A Fistful Of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, The Krays, Once Upon A Time In America, Gladiator, American Beauty, Ferris Buelers Day Off, Monty Python (ALL), Top Gun, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!, The Blair Witch Project etc. etc. etc.
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The Wise, The Grey
Fri, 11th May '01, 8:19am
I just saw Swingers the other night, for the first time. It was 'money' to say the least.
The Jerk was great.
I've never seen the TV show, but I was impressed by Charlie's Angels. Nothing profound, but it was entertaining.
Any Given Sunday was pretty damn good.
Has anyone seen Freddie Got Fingered yet? Very, um... DISTURBING.
Would anyone believe that I have yet to watch a Star Wars movie?
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Sat, 12th May '01, 3:58pm
In the middle of the night :)
The Mummy Returns
Time to kill
Deep blue sea
Child Play 1,2&3
Bride of chucky
There is many more but i cant think of them
Sat, 12th May '01, 7:52pm
Thats right, i'm quoting a great film that everyone has neglected.
(yes, I am back for some light entertainment, Brian or someone has nerfed my account (again))
Mon, 14th May '01, 6:37am
Someone nailed most of the good Clint movies, someone else got most of the Jack movies. What about Tombstone and the Unforgiven. Or the Shootist, True Grit, Winchester '74, the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and one of the greatest westerns; the original Lonesome Dove mini series.
The most recent great movie I've seen is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.