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post #16 of 79
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Dune

Seriously? The books are awesome but I thought the movie was unbearable.
post #17 of 79
are we talking about the one with Sting in it?
post #18 of 79
Damn, GetSmart... I somehow figured a swank 60s guy like you would watch "Down With Love" with pride. My films: EuroTrip Ronin Tao of Steve (The bible of my life) Old School Top Secret! Moulin Rouge High Fidelity Closer The Professional Swingers Stir of Echoes National Lampoon's Christmas/A Christmas Story (when it's that time of year) Layer Cake Taxi Goldeneye Intermission PCU Count of Monte Cristo 3 Amigos Vertigo and... I'll add more later.
post #19 of 79
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Seriously? The books are awesome but I thought the movie was unbearable.

I think this movie is slightly misunderstood. I try and imagine what it would have been like if David Lynch was given free reign to make the movie he wanted. I think people's heads might have exploded.

I *do* own the extended "Alan Smithee" directors cut of the movie, the original theatrical release AND the Sci-Fi mini-series.

In defense of the original theatrical release: I'm familiar enough with the Dune saga that the dialogue isn't confusing, contains some brilliant cinematography, has a great cast, great scoring, and is huge and expansive in scope. The finished product isn't brilliant or what some people might consider "good", but to me It's like watching a three legged dog run a race, I can't help but root for it.
post #20 of 79
Looking at the responses so far, I think I'm missing out on EuroTrip...
post #21 of 79
Tombstone
Ghostbusters
Payback
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Blues Brothers (though not for a long time)
Stripes
Dr. No
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
War of the Worlds (the original, not the Tom Cruise remake)
Them! (Best '50s B-movie)
Zoolander
Dodgeball
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (KHAAAAAAAAAANNNNNN!)
Casablanca
The Adam West Batman movie ("Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb")
Gone With the Wind (Mom's influence, I suppose)
Dr. Strangelove
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Mommie Dearest
Baby Boom (Wanna make something of it?)
Army of Darkness
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Bonnie and Clyde

I wonder if this is the first time the Adam West Batman movie has ever been sandwiched between Casablanca and Gone With the Wind.
post #22 of 79
Lola Rennt Election A Few Good Men American History X Fight Club The American President A Clockwork Orange (Not quite a movie, but...) The West Wing season 2 1st episode and finale, season 4 1st episode Surprised about the love for Eurotrip. It's a funny movie, and what self-respecting male wouldn't love the ending, but still.
post #23 of 79
Thread Starter 
another movie I enjoy rewatching is "Dave", which I've probably seen 3x in the past 5-6 weeks already
post #24 of 79
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Originally Posted by EL72
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I very rarely watch the same movie twice. Since I don't have much time to watch movies, I would rather watch something new when I have the chance.

preach on, brother.

i have seen Finding Nemo more than any other movie, with the possible exception of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
post #25 of 79
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
another movie I enjoy rewatching is "Dave", which I've probably seen 3x in the past 5-6 weeks already
I haven't seen that movie in ages. Great story, too.
post #26 of 79
Finding Nemo
post #27 of 79
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Originally Posted by johnapril
Finding Nemo

Really? I thought it was politically-correct-box-ticking (single parent family, disabled protagonist etc) insipid nothingness. Monters Inc. is loads better.
post #28 of 79
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
Really? I thought it was politically-correct-box-ticking (single parent family, disabled protagonist etc) insipid nothingness. Monters Inc. is loads better.

I only watch it in French. I'll check out Monsters Inc. Thanks for the suggestion.
post #29 of 79
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Originally Posted by johnapril
I only watch it in French. I'll check out Monsters Inc. Thanks for the suggestion.

Ha, I think I get where you're coming from, everything seems to sound more profound in French, not that I understand a word of it.
post #30 of 79
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I think this movie is slightly misunderstood. I try and imagine what it would have been like if David Lynch was given free reign to make the movie he wanted. I think people's heads might have exploded.

I *do* own the extended "Alan Smithee" directors cut of the movie, the original theatrical release AND the Sci-Fi mini-series.

In defense of the original theatrical release: I'm familiar enough with the Dune saga that the dialogue isn't confusing, contains some brilliant cinematography, has a great cast, great scoring, and is huge and expansive in scope. The finished product isn't brilliant or what some people might consider "good", but to me It's like watching a three legged dog run a race, I can't help but root for it.

I keep hoping Peter Jackson would do for Dune what he did for LoTR because they are without a doubt my favorite books. It's a fantasy, but it's the only way movies will ever do justice to the books. The Dune is universe is all about subtlety and I think that's a very difficult thing to translate to film. The way Herbert concisely distills the essense of politics, government, and religion at the beginning of every chapter is another aspect of the books that is terribly insightful and just doesn't translate. The result is that you lose a lot of depth from the novels.

As for the mini-series, it was tolerable, but in Children of Dune I felt there was something quasi-homosexual about Leto. It just didn't sit well with me having read all the books.
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