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WRATHWILDE
09-19-2005, 01:07 AM
Boy the boards have been slow the last week or two... So to liven things up, something everybody can contribute to.

What is your favorite movie for each genre? Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Action, Drama, Animation, fantasy.

What is the strangest movie you've ever seen? (keep it clean Oskaar, no chamber maid & ???)

Toss Up - Naked Lunch, Eraserhead, Frankenhooker

What's your favorite movie quote?

You always were a cunning Linguist James - one of the Bond Films

What's the best new movie you've seen in the last year?

Ong-Bak Thai Warrior - Probably the best martial arts film of all time. No Stuntmen! No Wires!

Wrathwilde (I'll get back to the one's I left out)

abejita
09-19-2005, 02:20 AM
Horror - El espinazo del diablo (The Devil's Backbone).
Fantasy - That's a tough one. Probably Legend or the Dark Crystal.
Drama - Matewan, Shawshank Redemption, Heavenly Creatures
Comedy - Bring It On (come on, that has to count)
Animated - The Last Unicorn
Musical - O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Strangest? Probably La cité des enfants perdus. Or maybe Dead Alive.

Best new movie? Serenity. I went to an early showing. OMG. O.M.G.

Brewbear
09-19-2005, 03:06 AM
One of the favorite quotes: "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

Ted

davarm
09-19-2005, 07:43 AM
Strangest Movie = The Forbidden Zone

Angus
09-19-2005, 08:11 AM
"Gozer the traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldranii the traveler came as a large and moving Torb! Then, during the Third Reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex supplicants, they chose a new form for him, that of a giant Sloar! Many Subs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of a Sloar that day, I can tell you."

or possibly....

"The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd carve meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it."

What type of mead was he drinking when he sat down to write that one?

scout
09-19-2005, 09:08 AM
Strangest? Probably La cité des enfants perdus.

Wow. I didn't think anyone else had ever seen this (unless I had forced them to *grins*). I love this movie, strange yes, but soooo good.

Val
09-19-2005, 09:50 AM
Thriller: The Usual Suspects
Comedy: Noises Off
Horror: Alien
Action: Kill Bill, Vol 1
Drama: The Shawshank Redemption
Animation: The Incredibles
fantasy: The Princess Bride (yes, that counts)

What is the strangest movie you've ever seen?

Sean of the Dead (highly recommended)

What's your favorite movie quote?

"And God said, 'Where the hell is Tim?'"
*Tim enters*
"And there the hell was Tim. And God said 'Let there be doors that open, when they open, and close, when they close.'" - Michael Caine in Noises Off

What's the best new movie you've seen in the last year?

Garden State (a little over a year ago, but I plug this movie whenever I can, should have won the dang Oscar)

And I'd like to add a catagory: What's your favorite classic movie?

Casablanca

Pewter_of_Deodar
09-19-2005, 01:28 PM
My favorites...

Thriller: Independence Day, Raiders of the Lost Arc
Comedy: Monty Python's Holy Grail, Goodburger
Horror: The Exorcist, Alien (the original), Dracula (the original)
Action: Die Hard (the original),
Drama: Top Gun, Bridge on the River Kwai
Animation: The Incredibles
Fantasy: Lord of the Rings (all three)
Sci-Fi: Star Wars (the original)
Classic: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind
Musical: Sound of Music, White Christmas
Cult: Night of the Living Dead

Favorite line: "He chose poorly" spoken by the knight guarding the holy grail in the Indiana Jones Last Crusade after the Nazi shrivels up and dies...

Mynx
09-19-2005, 01:42 PM
Strangest Movie = The Forbidden Zone

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!

I'm so glad someone else knows it. Wound up buying the DVD on ebay and I was SOOO happy.

As for the rest, I'll come back later...feeling a wee bit queasy right now. :P

davarm
09-19-2005, 02:27 PM
Strangest Movie = The Forbidden Zone

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!

I'm so glad someone else knows it. Wound up buying the DVD on ebay and I was SOOO happy.

As for the rest, I'll come back later...feeling a wee bit queasy right now. :P


How is the DVD Mynx? I purchased a rare edition of the video a couple of years ago, but that was before I knew they were going to re-release it on DVD. Any extras on the disc?

My favorite movie of all time: the original "Dawn of the Dead". It would cover the horror and comedy categories for me. Lots of fond Drive-In memories with this one.

Best Musical: "Rock & Roll High School"..... No contest.

Oskaar
09-19-2005, 02:53 PM
Too many great ones to narrow it down, but here's my short list:

Thriller:
Memento, Primal Fear, Se7en, Sorceror

Comedy:
Dr. Strangelove, The first four Pink Panther Movies, The Producers

Horror:
Suspira, The Haunting (1963), Audition

Action:
The Killer, The Seven Samurai, Reservoir Dogs

Drama:
Citizen Kane, The Conversation, Aguirre: der Zorn Gottes

Animation:
Pinoccio, Red Hot Riding Hood, South Park: Bigger, Longer Uncut

Fantasy:
The Lord of the Rings, Dragonslayer, Highlander

Sci-Fi:
2001: A Space Oddysey, Alien, A Clockwork Orange

Classic:
Vertigo, Casablanca, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia

Musical:
Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of OZ, West Side Story, The Music Man

Cult:
Jekyll and Hyde: Together Again, Freaks, Repo Man, ReAnimator Heathers

Best movie quote:
"I feel a lot more like I do now than I did before I got here."
Schlock

Worst move this year:
Alexander - Oliver Stone completely lost his mind on this one

Best Movie This Year:
Freedom from Despair
Brenda Brkusic - Director/Producer

Cheers,

Oskaar

Greenblood
09-19-2005, 05:12 PM
Drama: Wings of Desire, Citizen Cane, Like Water for Chocolate

Comedy: All Monty Python, Super Troopers, The Big Lebowski, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Action: Boondock Saints, Natural Borne Killers, Braveheart, The Matrix (1st one only)

Cult: Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, I married a Strange Person, Meet the Feebles, Troma films,

Horror: I hate horror, and since my cult section is full, I'll put Bruce Campbell in here.

Thriller: Not much of a thriller buff. Seven, Kiss the Girls, Fight club

Fantasy: Lord of the Rings, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Princess Bride, Ladyhawk, Willow

Musical: I hate musical film. Musicals are best enjoyed in the theatre.

Scifi: early Star Trek, Logan's Run, old Star Wars, Clockwork Orange,

Animation: The Lion king, Alice in Wonderland, The Emperors New Groove

Anime: Akira, Wicked City, Ninja Scroll, Ghost in the Shell




What is the strangest movie you've ever seen?

Meet the Feebles- It's like Muppets on morphine

What's your favorite movie quote?

"You make a hell of a Caucasian Jackie!" - The Dude - The Big Lebowski

What's the best new movie you've seen in the last year?

Sideways and Team America. This has been a bad movie year.

Worst Movie I saw this year?

Alexander. I can not say enough bad things about this movie

Mynx
09-19-2005, 07:16 PM
Hey Davram...I think it's basically the video on the DVD...no extras I could find, but I'm not too fussy about that anyhow...I was just thrilled to own it, since the first time I saw it was on a 4th or 5th gen video ;)

WRATHWILDE
09-19-2005, 08:41 PM
abejita - La cité des enfants perdus - City of lost Children one of my all time favorites!!! I have the DVD.
;D

Forbidden Zone - Been a fan of Boingo back to the beginning... when they were Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Love Forbidden Zone... have it on DVD ;D ;D

Meet the Feebles - Prepaid $120 for it on VHS about 6 years ago, had to have it Imported from New Zealand and it took 8 months to get. Now of course I've got the DVD. I'd been a big fan of Peter ever since seeing MTF in 1990. Sought out everything he'd done before & since. When I heard he was going to do LOTR I had two thoughts... how the hell did he pull that off (and) that's going to be one twisted movie.

When I want to introduce my friends to strange films... It's always those three plus
Naked Lunch, Frankenhooker, Dead Alive and for disturbing - Dead Ringers, which Jeremy Irons
should have won an Oscar for... he plays twins that are at times only subtly different... Incredible!

Back to my List

Comedy -
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Bedazzled (1967) the original with Dudley Moore & Peter Cook
Cecil B. Demented
A Dirty Shame - John Waters back to the top of his form!!!
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - "Was she real, there was only one way to find out."
Rocky Horror Picture Show - (seen well over 50 midnight showings with live floor show)
Neighbors - John Belushi & Dan Akroyd. Quote - "and of course... Cherry!"
Kentucky Fried Movie
1/2 the Marx Brothers Movies
All Python & Deviations there of.

Drama -
Altered States
Orphans
Usual Suspects

Foreign Language
La Femme Nikita
City of Lost Children
Cyrano De Bergerac
The Killer

Action
Ong Bak: Thai Warrior
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Snatch
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

Fantasy
LOTR
Adventures of the Baron Munchausen

SciFi
Barbarella
Blade Runner
Brazil
13 Monkeys
Donnie Darko

Horror
The Exorcist
In the Mouth of Madness

Animation
Heavy Metal
Aladdin

Musical
Meet the Feebles
Bugsy Malone
Cabaret
The American Astronaut
Forbidden Zone


And yes I have them all on DVD, even the one's you can't get in the states. Glad to see some kindred spirits, Mynx UR 8) as always, you too Scout ;). Davarm you were the surprise, thought I'd be the only one to offer up Forbidden Zone.

Wrathwilde

hedgehog
09-19-2005, 08:57 PM
Ok, here is my list:

Comedy: Life of Brian, Young Frankenstein, Kentucky Fried Movie
Action: Braveheart, The Patriot
Fantasy: Return of the King, 13th Warrior, Dark City
Thriller: The Usual Suspects, The Sixth Sense
Drama: Tombstone, Asoka, Underground
Animation: Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, Wings of Honnameisse
Musical: Paint Your Wagon

Strangest Movie: either City of Lost Children, or Akira
Favorite Quote: (tied)
"Welcome to Hell, Parson!" Ben Rummson (Lee Marvin) from Paint Your Wagon
"I know Ike, lets have a spelling contest." Doc Holiday (Val Kilmer) from Tombstone

Best New Movie: (bad year for movies)
The Wedding crashers

and yes, I agree Alexander was a HORRIBLE movie, and I am really glad I rented it, as I would be seriously upset if i paid the $9 to see it in the theater..

Angus
09-20-2005, 08:28 AM
Thriller: The Sixth Sense

Comedy: Blazing Saddles, the Three Amigos

Horror: The Grudge

Action: Mad Max: The Road Warrior

Drama: Forrest Gump or The Shawshank Redemption

Animation: Shrek

Fantasy: The Lord of the Rings series

Sci-Fi: Blade Runner

Classic: Any Laurel and Hardy movie

Musical: Willy Wonka

Cult: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Best movie quote: (apart from those above) "Are gringos falling from the sky?" "Yes, El Guapo."

Wierdest movie ever: The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover

andrew_buhl
09-20-2005, 11:54 PM
Thriller: North by north west

Comedy: Watch Out We're Mad

Horror: 28 Days Later (Very Fav Movie)

Action: Terminator the original, Braveheart

Animation: Shrek

Fantasy LOR 1,2,3

Sci-Fi Star Wars - the fantom menace

Classical: Casablanca

Musical: 7 Brides for 7 brothers

favorite Movie Quote: I'm goin' ta' pick a fight! - braveheart

Pewter_of_Deodar
09-23-2005, 10:22 AM
Back to my List

Comedy -
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Bedazzled (1967) the original with Dudley Moore & Peter Cook
Cecil B. Demented
A Dirty Shame - John Waters back to the top of his form!!!
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - "Was she real, there was only one way to find out."
Rocky Horror Picture Show - (seen well over 50 midnight showings with live floor show)
Neighbors - John Belushi & Dan Akroyd. Quote - "and of course... Cherry!"
Kentucky Fried Movie
1/2 the Marx Brothers Movies
All Python & Deviations there of.

Drama -
Altered States
Orphans
Usual Suspects

(snip)

Hey WW,

I thought the idea was to list your favorites, not every one you've seen in the past decade! ;D ;D ;D

Have a great day,
Pewter

Pewter_of_Deodar
09-23-2005, 10:52 AM
After careful thought, I need to make some modifications to my list...

Thriller: Independence Day, Raiders of the Lost Arc
Comedy: Smoky and the Bandit, Goodburger
Horror: The Exorcist, Alien (the original), Dracula (the original)
Action: Die Hard (the original), Dirty Harry
Drama: An Officer and a Gentleman, Bridge on the River Kwai
Animation: The Incredibles, Shrek
Fantasy: Lord of the Rings (all three)
Sci-Fi: Star Wars (the original)
Classic: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind
Musical: Sound of Music, White Christmas
Cult: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Night of the Living Dead

Favorite line: "He chose poorly" spoken by the knight guarding the holy grail in the Indiana Jones Last Crusade after the Nazi shrivels up and dies as a result of drinking from the wrong cup...

and

"You don't win a war by being the poor damn bastard that dies for his country. You win a war by making the other poor damn bastard die for his country." Patton

This list is subject to change...

Pewter

WRATHWILDE
09-23-2005, 07:43 PM
I thought the idea was to list your favorites, not every one you've seen in the past decade! ;D ;D ;D
Have a great day,
Pewter


My personal DVD collection is over 800 movies.:P I have (2) 400 disc changers and might get a 3rd.

In 1989 I went page by page through a Leonard Maltin (sp?) or Siskel & Ebert book of film reviews and marked every movie I had seen, then counted. By 1989 I had already seen 2600+ movies, there were others I tried looking up, but they weren't in the guide. Today I have no Idea what the total would be. Growing up... my dad's video collection was over 2100, so I had a good head start, plus 2 years in Seoul Korea didn't hurt... saw a lot of that collection I would have skipped if I hadn't been stuck there my last 2 years of high school.
It was originally going to be one per category, but when people started listing multiples... these are the films I NEVER get tired of.

Wrathwilde

Glacierwulf
09-24-2005, 02:02 AM
Action : 13th Warrior

Quote: from said movie
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: [as Herger offers a mead horn] I cannot taste neither the fermentation of grape, nor of wheat.
[Herger laughs]
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: What? Why do you laugh?
Herger the Joyous: [laughing, and handing over the bottle] HONEY! It's made from honey!

for some reason i am suprised that no one has braught this up before

Glacierwulf

Oskaar
09-24-2005, 02:05 AM
It has been brought up on the board before, just was a while back.

Cheers,

Oskaar

Glacierwulf
09-24-2005, 02:31 AM
excuse me i meant in this thread

Glacierwulf

Oskaar
09-24-2005, 02:34 AM
Whoops,

Nevermind!

Cheers,

Oskaar

David Baldwin
09-24-2005, 03:18 PM
Thriller: The 13th Warrior. and yes that quote is one of my ATF movie quotes.

Drama: A Walk in the Clouds

Comedy: Red Green Duct Tape Forever (Zorro the Gay Blade following a close second).

Animation: Ice Age

SciFi: Stargate

Classic: War of the Worlds

Musical: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.

Cult: Princess Bride

Action: Indiana Jones Holy Grail.

All time favorite movie quote: "...TREE,...CABIN...UNDERWEAR!!!"


David

Norskersword
09-24-2005, 07:49 PM
Thriller: The Shinning, Saw

Drama: American Beauty

Comedy: Office Space, Super Troopers, Shawn of the Dead

Classic: Full Metal Jacket, Army of Darkness

Cult: Fight Club

Action: Gladiator, 13th Warrior

Fantasy: Lord of the Rings series

New Movie: Kingdom of Heaven

Wierdest: Alexander. I completely agree with Oscaar on this one.

All time favorite movie quote: I have alot of favorite quotes, but the one that comes to mind is:
"When you've died, can I give that to me daughter?" -13th Warrior

I think this list is incomplete though

Pewter_of_Deodar
09-26-2005, 01:58 PM
After even more careful thought, I need to make additional modifications to my list...

Thriller: Independence Day, Raiders of the Lost Arc
Comedy: Smoky and the Bandit, Goodburger
Horror: The Exorcist, Alien (the original), Dracula (the original)
Action: Die Hard (the original), Gladiator
Drama: An Officer and a Gentleman, Bridge on the River Kwai
Animation: The Incredibles, Shrek
Fantasy: Lord of the Rings (all three), Princess Bride
Sci-Fi: Star Wars (the original), Starship Troopers
Classic: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind
Musical: Sound of Music, White Christmas
Cult: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Night of the Living Dead

Favorite line: "He chose poorly" spoken by the knight guarding the holy grail in the Indiana Jones Last Crusade after the Nazi shrivels up and dies as a result of drinking from the wrong cup...

and

"You don't win a war by being the poor damn bastard that dies for his country. You win a war by making the other poor damn bastard die for his country." Patton

This list is subject to change (continuously)...

Pewter

PS: WW, just giving you grief. You sound like an expert from the vast background. What you got brewing for next Pennsic?

WRATHWILDE
09-26-2005, 02:06 PM
PS: WW, just giving you grief. You sound like an expert from the vast background. What you got brewing for next Pennsic?


My Chocolate Mead is bulk aging and should be ready. I've also got a Cherry Melomel bottled that should age very nicely and be ready for Pennsic. Probably the only two for next year, after that... I'll be giving House de Londres a run for their money. ;D

Wrathwilde

Pewter_of_Deodar
09-26-2005, 02:15 PM
after that... I'll be giving House de Londres a run for their money. ;D


WW,

Only if you plan on bringing 50 gallons or so of fine mead to War with you...

With a grin,
Pewter

WRATHWILDE
09-26-2005, 04:10 PM
You must have missed my post about moving up to 25 gallon batches. ;D

Wrathwilde

Pewter_of_Deodar
09-27-2005, 11:30 AM
WW,

You just tell me where your tapper will be and I will bring my empty mug!

With a huge grin and an empty mug,
Pewter

PS: You getting a longing to return to War yet?

Greenblood
09-28-2005, 09:58 AM
I just watched Ong-Bak on Sunday night, and I had to post on here to let you all know that it was fantastic! Muay Thai is a beautiful art, and Tony Jaa enacts it with amazing skill. For those who are unfamiliar with Muay Thai, it is a very brutal martial art. There are very few defensive moves that do not end with a devastating counter attack. You know that one move in every fighting movie that makes everyone in the room say " Oh God!" and cringe, maybe even rewind a few times? That feeling pretty much sums up Ong-Bak. You may find yourself empathizing with the opponents that Ting (the main character) faces.

The story is that of a young Monk in training who is told to never use his Muy Thai skills. Unfortunately the head of the Buddha is taken from the local monastery, and it is time for somebody to go get it back. "Ting my boy...forget what I said earlier. Go kick some ass!" This is not a direct quote, but it does pretty much sum up the rest of the film. Butt kicking, butt kicking, but kicking.......little bit of story.... identity crisis.....but kicking, but kicking, but kicking....Hooray for Ting!!!! The plot is simple, and you will find yourself appreciating that. Who needs story line when you have such beautifully choreographed whoopings?

If you like watching people kick other people, GO RENT THIS MOVIE!

Cheers

Greenblood

WRATHWILDE
09-28-2005, 09:46 PM
Greenblood,

Everybody I have shown this movie to has been impressed... I've gotten a lot of "Oh my Gods" from my female friends, from guys it's a universal "Holy Shit dude....(then a good 15 minutes going on about the action scenes)" This movie was made with a low budget and a bunch of raw talent... Which is why it is my pic for best film of the year. Yes it came out in the Asian markets in 2003, and yes I've had the DVD since late 2004, but for the rest of you... it was just released in the US theaters February of this year, USA DVD released August 30th. If you like Action... this puts almost all US films to shame.

For those of you who still don't know what Ong Bak is, see trailer...

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/ong_bak-tlr.html

(Mynx - If you and your man haven't seen this yet... get out and rent it, you will both dig it hardcore!)

Wrathwilde

Mynx
09-29-2005, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the tip WW...gives me an excuse to check out the local independant vid store (the Happy Bat! haha)

WRATHWILDE
11-19-2006, 09:32 PM
The Newest Bond film "Casino Royale" IS the best Bond film to date... although I like Connery's Bond better, his films hold nothing to this one as far as action & plot go. I give Casino Royale 4.5 stars out of 5, none of the other Bond films would I place above a 4.

Wrathwilde

DeltOgre
11-20-2006, 10:40 AM
Thirty-plus replies, and only ONE mention of The Big Lebowski. It's a crime, I tell you.

And Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. And The Life of Brian. The opening song from that one is enough to send beer cascading out of my nasal orifices.

I love that Three Amigos quote, too. However, I feel that Lebowski is the most quotable movie in the history of cinema. My personal favorite from that one is:

"Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling... And as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince."

And...

"This is not 'Nam, this is bowling, Smokey. There are rules."

And...

"Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, but at least it's an ethos!"

There are many, many more. Sadly, most would not be appropriate for this board. Nevertheless, I feel that this film is the pinnacle of snappy writing in cinema. The Coens managed to make a dialogue-driven film where the action is completely secondary to the plot. It's magnificent.

"I just need to find an ATM..."

Peace,
Ogre

WRATHWILDE
04-28-2007, 02:43 AM
The Must see movie of the decade - Hot Fuzz -
It's the funniest film I've seen in the last twenty years!

...and that's saying a lot, seeing as I've seen over 3500 films in my life, possibly over 4000 by now. (It was over 2600 in 1989 - I counted them off in a film review book... I had also seen a # of films not listed in it's index as well). Do yourself a favor and go see it this weekend in the theatre, I'll be going again tomorrow. It's by the same people who brought you Shaun of the Dead... only 10X funnier.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

sandman
04-28-2007, 05:50 AM
1. Definitely on my MUST see list. I still can't watch "Shaun of the Dead" without laughing my head off.

2. Do you remember the name of the movie review book you used? I'm morbidly curious as to my total now. :BangHead:

Thriller: The Shining

Comedy: Shaun of the Dead, Supertroopers, Sgt Bilko, Major Payne

Horror: House on Haunted Hill

Action: Gladiator, Crank, 13th Warrior

Drama: Somewhere in Time

Animation: The Incredibles

Fantasy: Lord of the Rings (all three)

Sci-Fi: Star Wars (the original), The Matrix (first one), Forbidden Planet, Blade Runner

Classic: The Ten Commandments, Lawrence of Arabia, Ben Hur

Musical: I don't care much for musicals though I'd be willing to bet "Sweeney Todd" does well.

Cult: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Wierdest: Doppleganger (I felt like I lost IQ points after suffering through that one.)

WRATHWILDE
04-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Sandman,
I think it might have been by Lenoard Maltin, although I can't swear to it. I think his newest edition (2007) has 17,000 entries.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

WRATHWILDE
06-21-2008, 06:03 AM
Anybody see any really good movies in the last year or two, and I mean good as in twenty years from now it's still going to be a solid film, a modern classic. Sadly I can't think of any new ones... they've all been marginal. Iron man was good... but it wasn't great. It's a sad day when a television show (Battlestar Galactica) is better than any film I've seen in the past two years. That's not to put down BSG, I'm just saying - where are the great movies?

For any of you who like mash ups... "Requiem for a Day Off", (http://www.youtube.com/v/4Vy2aJY6rq8&#038) If Ferris Bueller was a disturbing thriller instead of a comedy... this would be it.


Cheers,
Wrathwilde

Darter
09-04-2009, 11:18 AM
I don't know what classification to put these two favoite movies in, but here they are:

The English Patient
The Last Temptation of Christ

WRATHWILDE
09-05-2009, 04:58 AM
The Last Temptation of Christ

Last Temptation of Christ is an awesome flick, and the score by Peter Gabriel is probably my all time favorite movie score.

The score is also a great background music choice for those über romantic evenings. Forget Barry White, go with Peter Gabriel.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

(Who hasn't been brewing much of late, but has over 50 gallons of various meads aging.)

spasticcp
09-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Ok, a different take, while not necessarily my favorite of movies, although they are both pretty up there and haven't been mentioned yet (that I saw anyway).... And they both cross genres significantly, so I can't really classify either one accurately.

Big Trouble in Little China For me a cult classic. Kurt Russel being..well...Kurt Russel. Sure he's one dimensional, but I wouldn't have it any other way with his pseudo-John-Wayneisms throughout.

Memorable quote: "When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas The first movie where I really started to respect Johnny Depp's acting ability. I mean you would completely forget it was him throughout most of the movie.

Memorable quote: Who are these people? These faces? Where did they come from? They look like caricatures of used car dealers from Dallas, and sweet Jesus, there are a hell of a lot of them at 4:30 on a Sunday morning. Still humping the American dream

/random

afdoty
09-12-2009, 06:18 AM
Anyone see Bottle Shock?

wildoates
09-12-2009, 08:58 AM
No, but I heard it was very good.

sandman
09-12-2009, 09:01 AM
re: Big Trouble in Little China
Memorable quotes: "When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

...and "It's all in the reflexes" ;D

afdoty
09-12-2009, 01:58 PM
No, but I heard it was very good.

I liked it....have watched it a couple times. It's on Showtime (if you have cable???).

wildoates
09-12-2009, 06:45 PM
I liked it....have watched it a couple times. It's on Showtime (if you have cable???).
No...I never watch TV unless I'm visiting my sister. I don't even turn it on unless it's for the Wii!

wayneb
09-13-2009, 12:15 AM
It's worth turning on for Bottle Shock. That's a fun movie, especially for those of us in this hobby! ;D

sandman
09-13-2009, 02:14 AM
Aww... see now I'm going to have to find out a way to get it over here.

Gee thanks Wayne... :P

hehehe...

afdoty
09-13-2009, 06:47 AM
Here's a link to Chateau Montelena:

http://www.montelena.com/

Don't want to give away the movie........8)

I bought a bottle of their 2005 Chardonnay. It got me thinking about barrel fermenting/aging and Malolactic Fermentation.

wildoates
09-13-2009, 03:35 PM
When do you NOT think?

:D

afdoty
09-13-2009, 04:24 PM
When do you NOT think?

:D

It's a terrible habit sometimes, Jenn.......and often exhausting.....8)

wildoates
09-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Exactly, which is why I gave it up years ago, about the time I left grad school behind me.

:)

(not really)