Movies You watch Over and Over and Over

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  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Dune

    Seriously? The books are awesome but I thought the movie was unbearable.
     


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    are we talking about the one with Sting in it?
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    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.
     


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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    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.
     


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    Looking at the responses so far, I think I'm missing out on EuroTrip...
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    another movie I enjoy rewatching is "Dave", which I've probably seen 3x in the past 5-6 weeks already
     


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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. [​IMG]

    i have seen Finding Nemo more than any other movie, with the possible exception of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    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.
     


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    Finding Nemo
     


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    Finding Nemo

    Really? I thought it was politically-correct-box-ticking (single parent family, disabled protagonist etc) insipid nothingness. Monters Inc. is loads better.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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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