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    Talking That's right, it's another poll

    Alright, we've done books, we've done music, we've done OS's, we've done lotsa stuff. I've never seen movies, though.

    What's everyone's favorite movies (almost put a u in favorites again. Damn you Europeans!)

    My faves: Almost Famous, American Beauty, High Fidelity, Fight Club...

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    too many to mention.....

    anything directed by :-

    ridley scott
    clint eastwood
    john woo
    stanley kubrick

    classics:-

    highlander (the first one)
    the great escape
    star wars all of em
    bond movies
    westworld
    trainspotting
    the omen
    night of the living dead
    porkies
    american pie
    silence of the lambs

    as an aside I wasn't too impressed with high fidelity because in the book its set in london and the film is set in chicago but otherwise i was very impressed with the way it followed the book.It seems to me that whenever a film is made from a book the whole bloody story gets changed..... take a look at hannibal.
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    Seen most o' those - they all seem to be fine with me (like they have to meet my criteria or something)

    I like this: highlander (the first one). How could the first one been so cool and every one after that be so bad (actually the last one doesn't suck *that* bad)?

    What's wrong with High Fidelity being in Chicago. I also liked how close it was to the book - 'cept I wish they would have left in the scene where Rob buys the rare records. It's in the deleted scenes, but not the actual film.

    Want a movie totally different than the book? Try Lawnmower Man...

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    yes you are right.... highlander3 didn't suck but it didn't follow the storyline of the first one.....

    i.e. how could duncan macloud have won the prize if there was still an immortal left.

    highlander2 sucks!!!!!

    there is a new highlander film in the video store now starring christopher lambert and adrian paul (the guy from highlander the series) but am yet to see it.Always seem to find something else that looks better......

    saw a film called sole survivor a couple of weeks ago and that was superb.
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    Wings of Desire
    Brazil
    Better Off Dead
    The Quiet Man
    Patton
    A Bridge Too Far
    Ghost in the Shell
    My Life as a Dog
    A River Runs Through It
    Schindler's List

    A few of the movies I can watch over and over.
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    Actually, s_c the one in the video store is the one I was talking about... The ending's pretty dumb, but other than that I really liked it.

    I haven't seen the 3rd one, now that I think about it.

    Oooohhhh, Brazil... What a great, totally messed up movie.

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    Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
    too many to mention.....

    anything directed by :-

    ridley scott
    clint eastwood
    john woo
    stanley kubrick

    classics:-

    highlander (the first one)
    the great escape
    star wars all of em
    bond movies
    westworld
    trainspotting
    the omen
    night of the living dead
    porkies
    american pie
    silence of the lambs

    as an aside I wasn't too impressed with high fidelity because in the book its set in london and the film is set in chicago but otherwise i was very impressed with the way it followed the book.It seems to me that whenever a film is made from a book the whole bloody story gets changed..... take a look at hannibal.
    That I forgot Trainspotting in my list makes me feel unworthy of being alive. What a great, great film.

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    He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.

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    yea i love most of them too.....

    see told you too many to mention lol
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    Hmmm. In no particular order:

    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Batman Returns
    Edward Scissorhands
    Mars Attacks

    Tim Burton: Favorite Director/Writer

    Titanic
    American History X
    The Goonies
    Forrest Gump
    Interview with a Vampire

    Eh, there's more, but I can't think of them...
    night of the living dead
    I like Dawn of the Dead more... I own it.
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    Starship Troopers.
    Saving Private Ryan.
    Gladiator.
    Apocalypse Now.

    Anything with Sandra Bullock.
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    Originally posted by nvoigt
    Starship Troopers.
    Saving Private Ryan.
    Gladiator.
    Apocalypse Now.

    Anything with Sandra Bullock.
    Personal taste is just that- personal.

    But I have to say something. Really- I am physically incapable of passing this by.

    Starship Troopers is well, how can you say it?, an abomination. It is heresy at its worst. I would say that it meets the criteria of pornography. (No redeeming value whatsoever in there)

    Read the book- read it many times. It is one of my favorites- if not my single favorite (it is in a tie w/The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, also by RAH) sci fi book. It is an incredible piece of work.

    The film well that's a piece of something too.
    He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.

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    Fight Club
    the shawshack redemption (did i say the name correct?)
    star wars all of em
    Brazil
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    American History X
    monty pythons(all of their movies)
    bullets over brodway
    antz (woody allen rulez!!!!)
    and many others...

    highlander has good scenario but kristof lamber is not
    an actor...he should be a cook or something.
    High Fidelity isn't something special
    behold the faithless one and his angel

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    StarWars
    The Goonies
    The American Movie
    Fright Night
    Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (comming soon)
    *Star Trek (Movies From The Original Series Only)*
    Conan The Barbarian
    Needless Things (stephen king)
    Silver Bullet (stephen king)
    Scooby Doo Cartoons
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    Saving Private Ryan
    King Kong
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Last Tango in Paris
    The Dresser
    Mighty Joe Young
    Forrest Gump
    any Cheech and Chong
    Dr. No
    Any Chevy Chase
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Reefer Madness (laughed like hell)
    Chaplin
    West World
    Terminator 1 and 2
    etc., etc., etc...

    Next thread--all-time worst movies

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    Raging Bull (Almost anything Scorsese/DeNiro but this is the best)

    Schindler's List

    Godfather 1 & 2 (Not 3)

    Star Wars (All of em - Yes even Phantom Menace)

    Clerks (I can watch this over & over)

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Usual Suspects

    Transformers The Movie (For that child inside...)


    Worst movie..

    Hudson Hawk - pile of crap

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