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10 Favorite Movies • Page 4

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by timcsheehan, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Your Milkshake

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    I completely disagree, respectfully.

    I actually don't rewatch even my favorite films all too often. Maybe once every 2 to 3 years on average for only the films that Im most connected to. I can think of 4 or 5
     
  2. Davjs

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    I dunno, I think with everyone having their own personal preference that isn't correct. No matter how much I listen to Thrice on a weekly basis or watch Kung Fu Panda all the time with my kid, I still love the hell of it. You write really well thought out thoughts @Morrissey but I think you try claims facts on topics that are purely subjective.
     
  3. Morrissey

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    This whole thread is people's opinions.
     
  4. Morrissey

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    Two to three years is an appropriate amount of time, allowing you to re-examine a work with the growth you have had as a person and as a consumer of films. There was someone in the old forum who had seen Star Wars 7 something like fifteen times in a three month period, and at that point you are just wearing out the whole thing.
     
  5. Your Milkshake

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    Kind of what I was getting at.

    But I have also had There Will Be Blood, Barry Lyndon, or 2001 play in the background many a time to look at beautiful images or to passively admire while I spend my day doing something else, having already dissected their themes in prior viewings. Maybe there are those who would skewer me for that.
     
  6. fronkensteen

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    I watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford at least once a year, if not once every 6 months or so.
     
  7. Lucas27

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    +2 on the Holes love. Even though it's not in my personal favorite movie list, it's such an underrated movie that it makes my heart full when someone recognizes how great it is.

    And dang. I forgot Lord of the Rings entirely. The series would be in my top 5 without a single doubt.

    Also, There Will Be Blood, Pan's Labyrinth, and Children of Men might as well be in my top films as well. All incredible movies that I missed on my list.
     
  8. Lucas27

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    I feel like I appreciate 2001: A Space Odyssey a lot more than I actually enjoy it. I recognize the brilliance of it, but it's not enjoyable to watch for me.
     
  9. CoffeeEyes17

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    Yeah I like how Holes sets up a lot of things and ties everything together. The onions and peaches, the Yelnats/Zeroni relations, Kate Barlow, the warden and her relationship with all of this, shoes are consistently mentioned, all of that stuff is tied together so well imo, even if the logical part of me goes "really, the warden just so happens to run this camp that Stanley just so happens to get sent to and just so happens to have his family treasure and it just so happens to have madam zeronis great grandson?" But w/e it's a movie I can suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy it
     
  10. OhTheWater

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    Holes the book is dope as hell, never watched the movie
     
  11. CoffeeEyes17

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    Yeah the book is great. Check out the movie for sure. It's a good adaptation.

    The book shows Stanley's relationship with the other campers better and goes into more detail about the curse and what not. But overall it's a real good adaptation
     
  12. fronkensteen

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    I know what you mean, but with this movie, I can't separate it's brilliance from my appreciation and sheer awe of what he did with it.

    It transcends film in general to me.
     
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  13. CoffeeEyes17

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    That's how I feel about Apocalypse Now. I recognize its a masterpiece and a brilliant story/screenplay and all that, but it's not something I enjoy watching or want to watch often
     
  14. oakhurst

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    alphabetically

    Jurassic Park
    The Lion King
    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    Scream
    Star Wars Ep VII: The Force Awakens

    That's all I can think of right now
     
  15. Your Milkshake Sep 21, 2016
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    Your Milkshake

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    There is more relevant ideas to a character like Colonel Kurtz than most. He is at once the victim and proprietor of the historical will to conquest and assimilate conflicting culture and ideaology. When he goes rogue to enjoy his plunder this makes the idea more personal, singular, and primal to the viewer instead of being removed from just another conflict of nations narrative.
     
  16. Liz

    Ew, David

    The Princess Bride
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Her
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (the Rooney Mara version)
    The Blair Witch Project
    Carol
    Charade
    Big Fish
    Coraline
    Hocus Pocus
     
  17. FrenzalRob

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    Fuck I forgot The Lion King! What a film.
     
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  18. michael_gatto

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    Gonna give this a go, I have a hard time picking favorites.

    Empire Strikes Back
    Evil Dead 2
    Drive
    The Social Network
    Cloverfield
    Shaun of The Dead
    In Bruges
    Galaxy Quest
    The Monster Squad
    Heathers
     
  19. mad

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    The Social Network
    Dazed and Confused
    The Orphanage

    For some reason I can only think of those three
     
  20. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    no particular order
    1.Almost Famous
    2.High Fidelity
    3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    4. Zoolander
    5. The Royal Tenenbaums
    6. Anchorman
    7. Mean Girls
    8. Legally Blonde
    9. Clueless
    10. Pleasantville

    I have the worst taste
     
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  21. Morrissey

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  22. FrenzalRob

    Instruments Of Time

    Pleasantville's a good one. A lot of cool moments, and heart.
     
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  23. mad

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    Looks great to me.
     
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  24. mad

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    It's probably one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I've seen. Plus you get this musical treat:
     
  25. Nathan

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    I like all those movies a lot. Particularly Mean Girls, I wish Tina Fey was doing more film writing post-30 Rock. High Fidelity is the only one I'm not sure would hold up if I saw it again, but it's worth it for the Springsteen cameo alone.
     
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