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PostSubject: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:21 pm

I assume most people here watch more movies than the average person. But even so there's probably some movies everybody thinks you've seen or you "should" have seen, am I right? Here's some of mine:

E.T. - Never got around to watching it as a kid and nowadays I really don't have that much interest in it. Maybe I'll watch it some day out of curiosity.

It's a Wonderful Life - Somehow I've avoided this all these years even though it's on TV every christmas.

Psycho - I pretty much know all the major plot points to this one already, so, I don't know, it might be a little dissapointing experience Very Happy

Ok, I finally watched Psycho. Yeah, it was great. Would have been a lot fucking better had I not accidentally spoiled all the plot twists to myself.  Mad  Laughing 



Apocalypse Now - I started watching this a few years ago but never finished it.

King Kong (1933) - I've actually seen almost all the other king kong movies, even King Kong Lives from 1986. Yeah.


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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:42 pm

I've only seen bits & pieces of ET myself.  I'm a Spielberg fan, too, but it never struck me as essential viewing for some reason.

TAXI DRIVER - again, I dig Scorcese, I just never got around to this. (It doesn't help that it's such a favorite with MRA-types)

BRAZIL - I know I should see it, I put it off b/c Gilliam really isn't my cup o' mud.

A lot of the "Most Shocking List" stuff - A SERBIAN FILM, SALO, MARTYRS, HUMAN CENTIPEDE - which is a weird thing to admit considering I'm a Snob fan and a horror fan.  I'm just not into shock value for its own sake  Neutral 


I didn't see THE GODFATHER (and its sequels) until a couple years ago.  I didn't even like it much. But I loved GODFATHER 2. Go figure.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:18 am

* The Hangover trilogy.

* The harold and kumar movies.

* Most of the ("not another teen" "disaster" "scary") movies.


And when it comes to TV-series:

* House of Cards.

* Breaking bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:51 am

jaltesorensen wrote:
* The Hangover trilogy.

* The harold and kumar movies.

* Most of the ("not another teen" "disaster" "scary") movies.


You haven't missed much.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:57 am

jaltesorensen wrote:
* The Hangover trilogy.

* The harold and kumar movies.

* Most of the ("not another teen" "disaster" "scary") movies.


And when it comes to TV-series:

* House of Cards.

* Breaking bad.

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PostSubject: RE: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:21 am

To be perfectly honest, I keep an organized list of movies I need to see, [440 at the time of this post] Shocked . The list is endless, really:
Capote
Tommy Boy
Blackfish
Braveheart
Mrs. Doubtfire
Saturday Night Fever
American History X
Superman II
Brokeback Mountain
FLIGHT
Gandhi
2001 a Space Odyssey
The Shining
RENT
saw
John Carpenter's Halloween
Das Boot
Life of Brian
Ben-Hur
Reign of Fire
Desperado
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Army of Darkness
Black Hawk Down
Gladiator
Spartacus
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Road Warrior
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
An Affair to Remember
District 9
Good Will Hunting
Rosemary's Baby
Patton
28 Days Later
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:32 pm

Weezy-LUiGi wrote:
To be perfectly honest, I keep an organized list of movies I need to see, [440 at the time of this post] Shocked 

I have a list too, although it has "only" 128 titles at the moment  Laughing Yeah it grows faster than I can watch the movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:30 am

Y'know what I haven't seen GANDHI or DAS BOOT either.

@Weezy -- I wouldn't say FLIGHT, RENT, CAPOTE, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, DESPARADO, TOMMY BOY or GLADIATOR are all that essential viewing (although I do enjoy the hell out of the last two.) RENT is pretty bad, actually.
GOOD WILL HUNTING and BRAVEHEART wouldn't be all that significant if they hadn't won Oscars - and they probably shouldn't have. The former is really dull and the latter, while a good popcorn flick, has a LOT of flaws.
PATTON, BEN-HUR, SPARTACUS, 2001, DISTRICT 9, LIFE OF BRIAN, AMERICAN HISTORY X, BEULLER, BLACKFISH, SATURDAY NIGHT - are not for everyone but they have a lot going for them. The same with the horror movies you listed. They definitely make the "iconic" lists for a reason, whether you like them or not.
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE is a stone-cold classic   What a Face 

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PostSubject: RE: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:45 am

And then there's also my "Brad List". Since he's the exploitation critic and watches things I would never hear of otherwise, I've made a list of his recommendations from various videos and podcasts that I need to see sooner or later.
The Burbs
Fulci: Zombi 2, City of the Living Dead, The Beyond
Vice Squad
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
Freddy's Revenge, [which my Elm Street fan friends tell me to avoid]
2 Days in the Valley
Frozen Ground
Messiah of Evil
Meir Zarchi's I Spit on Your Grave
Less than Zero
Dahmer
House on the Edge of the Park
New York Ripper
Women's Prison Massacre
Rats Night of Terror
Nightmare City
SS Girls
Hell of the Living Dead

Oh and can't forget cheap and Paranoia.  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:11 am

Weezy-LUiGi wrote:
To be perfectly honest, I keep an organized list of movies I need to see, [440 at the time of this post] Shocked .

If I made a list it would probably be that big
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:24 am

me too but mine is longer, I've been trying to see ALL of Roger Corman's films since I was in my teens. all of Mickey Rooney's, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee's. just to name a few actors of films I need to see all of theirs. I've seen most of Dick Miller's films but there's still a shitload of films of his films I haven't seen.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:16 am

I sometimes think of all the movies I've seen instead of some of the classics I've missed. I mean I have seen Troll 2, Hercules in new York, Sharknado, Scary Movie 3, Batman & Robin (twice!), and fucking Snakes on a Train but I have never seen Citizen Kane, Casablanca or Gone with the Wind. Go figure.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:22 am

Movies I haven't seen (there's more, a lot. Even though there's a lot of movies I may have seen): 1. Psycho
2. Citizen Kane
3. Good Will Hunting
4. Ben-Hur
5. Lawrence of Arabia
6. Casablanca
7. The Godfather trilogy
8. The Conversation
9. 400 Blows
10. Dial M for Murder
11. Passion of the Christ
12. Gladiator
13. The Thin Blue Line and The Thin Red Line
14. Any James Bond movie EXCEPT Casino Royale (2006)
15. Time Bandits
16. Any John Hughes-directed movie (I've seen a couple he wrote like Drillbit Taylor and Home Alone 2. I might have watched the first Home Alone movie)
17. Schindler's List
18. Goodfellas
19. City of God
20. Raging Bull
21. Any Akira Kurosawa movie
22. Any Lucio Fulci or Dario Argento
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PostSubject: RE: Movies that everybody else has seen except you   Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:55 am

EccentricSnob wrote:
Movies I haven't seen (there's more, a lot. Even though there's a lot of movies I may have seen):
1. Psycho
2. Citizen Kane
3. Good Will Hunting
4. Ben-Hur
5. Lawrence of Arabia
6. Casablanca
7. The Godfather trilogy
8. The Conversation
9. 400 Blows
10. Dial M for Murder
11. Passion of the Christ
12. Gladiator
13. The Thin Blue Line and The Thin Red Line
14. Any James Bond movie EXCEPT Casino Royale (2006)
15. Time Bandits
16. Any John Hughes-directed movie (I've seen a couple he wrote like Drillbit Taylor and Home Alone 2. I might have watched the first Home Alone movie)
17. Schindler's List
18. Goodfellas
19. City of God
20. Raging Bull
21. Any Akira Kurosawa movie
22. Any Lucio Fulci or Dario Argento

Psycho is one of Hitchcock's best, twists and turns aside.  It's brilliantly constructed and a true landmark in the horror thriller genre.  Dial M for Murder is also solid, just not as revolutionary as Psycho or Rear Window.
KANE...is ok.  I'm not a fan of the film, but I am a fan of Welles after reading Peter Bogdanovich's This is Orson Welles.  Check it out if you wish to learn about old-school Hollywood and his struggles to revolutionize the studios.
I am convinced Lawrence of Arabia is the best movie ever made besides SUNRISE.  I have seen that movie twice on the big screen and it was the closest thing I've had to a religious experience au cinema.
Casablanca is a classic romance, check it out.
I like Godfather II better than the original, take that for what it's worth.
Thin Red Line was too Malicky for my taste.  Too many shots of trees waxing poetic, not enough character work to keep me interested.
There are plenty of great Bond flicks out there: Dr No, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, Goldeneye, & SKYFALL are must-sees.  Man with the Golden Gun is pretty fun and For Your Eyes only is the best of Roger Moore's stuff.
I like Time Bandits, but besides Holy Grail, its the only Gilliam I have seen.
Breakfast Club is solid 80s teen fare.  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is possibly the best Thanksgiving comedy ever, probly cuz its one of the only ones.  Uncle Buck was a favorite of mine growing up, god I miss John Candy.
Goodfellas is possibly the best gangster movie ever made.
I have seen Seven Samurai and RAN.  Both are masterpieces in their own rights.  If you're not a fan of subbed flicks, you're kinda outta luck as no one has really tried to dub Kurosawa's stuff.
I absolutely loved 2 of the 4 Argento flicks I have seen: Phenomena/Creepers and Deep Red.  Bird with the Crystal Plumage was ok, but his Phantom of the Opera was abysmal.
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