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Wow! Some really good movies mentioned here.

"Falling Down" - fantastic.

Planet of the Apes.

Fargo.

Gladiator

Thank you for Smoking.

Reservoir Dogs.

Thanks for reminding me.

I was surprised anyone had heard of Polanski's "Fearless Vampire Killers". A great comedy. He should do more of that But I think he lost his sense of humor after the tragic loss of Sharon Tate.

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"Andromeda Strain"...excellent and frightening.

"Falling Down"...you really feel for that guy...at first.

"Omega Man"...along with the "Planet of the Apes" movies...great campy fun. The new versions do suck...like humans talking in the new POTA movie. Lame.

"Gladiator"...excellent as well. Ralphie Cifaretto's favorite movie, if you recall.

Then there was the Disaster Movies...

"Earthquake"

"Towering Inferno"

"Poseidon Adventure"

Mostly pretty good...especially the sets...no CGI in those days.

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"Poseidon Adventure"

Yes, with Shelley Winters wasn't it? That was a favourite of mine when I was a kid. Once again the original was way better than the remake. As far as I'm concerned that also applies to The Flight Of The Pheonix. The remake was okay, but nothing more than that.

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Yes, with Shelley Winters wasn't it? That was a favourite of mine when I was a kid. Once again the original was way better than the remake. As far as I'm concerned that also applies to The Flight Of The Pheonix. The remake was okay, but nothing more than that.

That was also a great movie. Correct re: Shelly Winters.

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Lets keep it that way. While were are at it, Johnny Mnemonic, Speed, Bill and Ted......

Good idea.

A bunch of people were here last night so I put my new movie on for them, The Battle Of Britain. They all thought it was great. I'd forgotten just how good the movie was, fantastic aireal footage and a really riveting story, probably because its true.

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You lot are being programmed. Step away from the tube....

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Only watches Albainian Art films...sans the subtitles.

:lol:

Here's a scene from "The Beast", which we discussed earlier, if you've never had the pleasure.

Here are also some great battle scenes from both "Cross of Iron" and "Stalingrad". Two German war movies on the Russian Front...mentioned a few pages back. Both get top marks from me for historical accuracy...uniforms...tanks & equipment...as well as numerous other details.

Another 'sleeper' that was actually quite a lot of fun was Clint Eastwood's classic "Heartbreak Ridge". Gotta love 'Gunny' Highway.

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My name's Gunnery Sergeant Highway and I've drunk more beer and banged more quiff and pissed more blood and stomped more ass that all of you numbnuts put together.

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^^^^^^^^^^^

Only watches Albainian Art films...sans the subtitles.

:lol:

Here's a scene from "The Beast", which we discussed earlier, if you've never had the pleasure.

Here are also some great battle scenes from both "Cross of Iron" and "Stalingrad". Two German war movies on the Russian Front...mentioned a few pages back. Both get top marks from me for historical accuracy...uniforms...tanks & equipment...as well as numerous other details.

Another 'sleeper' that was actually quite a lot of fun was Clint Eastwood's classic "Heartbreak Ridge". Gotta love 'Gunny' Highway.

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My name's Gunnery Sergeant Highway and I've drunk more beer and banged more quiff and pissed more blood and stomped more ass that all of you numbnuts put together.

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Just think what the Albanians could do if they had Hollywood's money, LOL. But then De Sica was Italian. Google is a good place to learn about European countries. YOu should try it.

And thanks for the illegal copyright violation links.

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If you're interested in a good war film, I'd reccomend Tae Guk Gi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AykACb4a9iM

Another movie I'd reccomend is Uprising.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBjqv3S6uf0

I also greatly enjoyed The Wind That Shakes The Barley. [keep in mind that Ken Loach is a socialist and there is an undercurrent of it in his films]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc61Cjmmbkg

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Just think what the Albanians could do if they had Hollywood's money, LOL. But then De Sica was Italian. Google is a good place to learn about European countries. YOu should try it.

And thanks for the illegal copyright violation links.

A man could spend all day at the beach kicking sand castles. But at that point is he really a man?

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Indeed. Beer and steaks on me. Canadian culture, afterall.

:lol:

We could always ask HisSelf if he voted to let the 'Kokanee Ranger' live...or not...but, I'd be frightened of the answer.

:lol::lol:

Meanwhile... "Mean Streets" ...whoa...early De Niro. Watched that last night. Good Mob movie.

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As I mentioned in another thread, I had to sit through My Fair Lady this weekend. Being someone who doesn't like musicals it was an ordeal, but ultimately it was well worth the effort.

One thing I will mention though is the fact that Audrey Hepburn was a very beautifull woman. That made it a bit easier to pretend to enjoy the movie.

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As I mentioned in another thread, I had to sit through My Fair Lady this weekend. Being someone who doesn't like musicals it was an ordeal, but ultimately it was well worth the effort.

One thing I will mention though is the fact that Audrey Hepburn was a very beautifull woman. That made it a bit easier to pretend to enjoy the movie.

I quite like musicals. My Fair lady, The King and I, West Side Story, South Pacific, Hair, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bye Bye Birdie, Bride and Prejudice, ......

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As I mentioned in another thread, I had to sit through My Fair Lady this weekend.

Yes yes Angus, we have heard that twice now...but enquiring minds need to know if it was worth it?

Was there a...um...oh yeah...Happy Ending ?

I sat through Steel Magnolias and it wasnt a happy ending for me. Damn it.

But I will admit the movie was pretty good.

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So I did the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend. Went the VIP route too. I have to say I did have a blast being treated like gold everywhere I turned. I guess having film insurance contacts makes it easy.

Went to see "Rachel Getting Married" with Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Walked down the "star" chute between the barricades and that was funny. Anne Hathaway was being interviewed not more than 10 feet away, man she really is cute, but then again, with that much money and that many handlers they could make me look good !

Staff falls over themselves to help , very polite .

And if you are a dog , there are more fantastic looking woman there than any place I ve seen on this earth. Sadly, the woman I went with has sharp elbows and Im bruised from my obvious gawking at the talent.

Oh yeah the movie.

Great performance by Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin (google and youll know him) Debra Winger ...meh, not much of a role but still good.

That said, the movie sucked. Booooooringly slow to move along. Kind of art house if you ask me.Not horrible in a Killer Tomatoes way, just ....I dont really know.

And before you ask, no nudity, no car chases , 1 car crash...must have been doing at least 30MPH....no bombs save for the odd F one.

Hard to believe the stars bring that many out to just gawk. Signed only one autograph. Some guy named Visa wanted it.

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Some more mob-ish movies come to mind...don't think they've been mentioned.

"The Untouchables"...not bad for Costner. Thank goodness for DeNiro.

"Heat"...DeNiro and Pacino. Cop n' crook find they're more alike than they'll admit. DeNiro shouldn't have made that last stop.

"Bonnie and Clyde"...Great music. Great actors. Great action.

"Carlito's Way"...another great Pacino movie. All that just to bet shot by Benny Blanco from the Bronx...

"Analyze This/That"...DeNiro and Crystal working their magic together. Who'da thunk it?

"Mickey Blue Eyes"...James Caan's version of the above; in spirit, anyways.

"Chinatown"...Polanski's great mob-ish movie. Jack Nicholson.

War-ish Movies involving journalists...

"Salvador"...Oliver Stone's rather good movie about crazy reporters in Central America. Woods and Belushi (both James).

"The Killing Fields"...Sam Waterston and Haing Ngor's genocidal masterpiece. Ngor, like Dith Pran was a real survivor of this terror.

"The Year of Living Dangerously"...An early Mel Gibson film. Quite good. Linda Hunt carried the movie.

"The Ugly American"...Marlon Brando's 1963 classic. Superb movie.

"The Odessa File"...Hardcore Nazi hunting. Exact to Frederick Forsyth's book.

Others...

"Sorcerer"...Hauling sweating TNT across the jungle. Intense...especially the rope-bridge scene. Roy Scheider stars.

"Jaws"...Roy's other great flick. You might recall it...lol.

"Cool Hand Luke"...Paul Newman's great chain-gang, prison break film.

"Judgement at Nuremberg"...Spencer Tracy and Burt Lancaster. Excellent courtroom drama.

"The Thing"...rare case of the remake being better than the original. Kurt Russell stars.

Your turn...

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Yes yes Angus, we have heard that twice now...but enquiring minds need to know if it was worth it?

Was there a...um...oh yeah...Happy Ending ?

Sorry, but you just don't know what it took to make that sacrifice. Henry Higgins raving in demented fashion about the English language, and marbles!

It was worth it, it became clear to me that it was all part of her plan. I love it when they have a plan. :D

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I generally don't like musicals but I liked the remake of "Little Shop of Horrors" with Ellen Green, Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray..."Grease" was good, and the performance of Rene Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones made "Chicago" palatable. "Jesus Christ Superstar" was enjoyable, Remember "Tommy" - mostly forgettable.

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I generally don't like musicals but I liked the remake of "Little Shop of Horrors" with Ellen Green, Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray..."Grease" was good, and the performance of Rene Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones made "Chicago" palatable. "Jesus Christ Superstar" was enjoyable, Remember "Tommy" - mostly forgettable.

I don't think Tommy or Jesus Christ Superstars are musicals but rather opera. The difference being there is spoken word in musicals, but only singing in operas. Thedefinition of operettas escapes me, but Pirates of Penzance and any Gilbert and Sullivan can be enjoyable.

My Daughter loves High School Musical and Rock Camp.

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