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Tokyo Slim's top fives

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Tokyo Slim, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At least you didn't say "Day of the Locust."

    Top 5 musicians/bands out of the LA area:
    1) Beach Boys
    2) NWA (and the solo careers spawned)
    3) The Doors
    4) Bad Religion
    5) Beck

    Mentionables: Santana, RHCP, Love, Sly & the Family Stone, Stone Temple Pilots, Flogging Molly, X, The Cramps, NOFX


    You named some real stinker up there and left out Van Halen, The Eagles, Guns And Roses (and the whole hair metal scene, which probably underrated because they wrote a ton of great pop songs), Los Lobos, The Bobby Fuller Four, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Flag, The Germs, The Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster, and the best of all L.A. bands - X.

    Plus, Sly & the Family Stone were from Oakland.
     
  2. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    The Five Slickest Ricks 1. Rick James 2. Slick Rick 3. Ric(k) Flair 4. Rick Ross 5. Rick Springfield (although his lamentations about Jessie's girl were somewhat pre-emo. You're a soap opera star and you can't take a girl from a guy named "jessie"? Needs to sharpen up his cockblocking skills)
    Top Five Funniest Dave Chappelle characters: 1. Prince ("Shoot the J. Shoot it!") 2. Rick James 3. Tyrone Biggums 4. The Black Klan Member 5. The Black George Bush
     
  3. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^
    Rick James has to be #1, and I don't think that's even high enough. That's the only thing on my Tivo that's saved permanently.
     
  4. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    ^^^
    Rick James has to be #1, and I don't think that's even high enough. That's the only thing on my Tivo that's saved permanently.


    I knew there would be many dissenters, but I feel the Prince sketch is superior. The part where he dunks and takes his hands off the rim, only to hover there and then slowly float down kills me absolutely every time.
     
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    I knew there would be many dissenters, but I feel the Prince sketch is superior. The part where he dunks and takes his hands off the rim, only to hover there and then slowly float down kills me absolutely every time.

    +1

    Game... blouses.
     
  6. whodini

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    Jane's Addiction? Red Hot Chili Peppers? Arthur Lee, RIP. Whodini, in honor of your handle, and Tokyo Slim, #5's for you, best early 80s hip-hop/breakdancing music groups:
    RHCP is an odd beast. I respect them and like them a lot but...I just don't know. And I absolutely HATE Jane's Addiction. You ever want to see a mass exodus buy tickets to Lolapalooza and wait until they take the stage. Wow...People were headed to the parking lot faster than Nick Cage's slumping career. I do like your list, though.
    You named some real stinker up there and left out Van Halen, The Eagles, Guns And Roses (and the whole hair metal scene, which probably underrated because they wrote a ton of great pop songs), Los Lobos, The Bobby Fuller Four, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Flag, The Germs, The Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster, and the best of all L.A. bands - X. Plus, Sly & the Family Stone were from Oakland.
    I figured Cramps/Germs/Descendents/etc could all be named together. X was mentioned, btw, and almost made it to 4 or 5. But G&R? Ehh... I'd agree with you on the Eagles but perhaps because I wasn't born when FDR was in office I simply can't picture them as being an "LA" band even if that's where they started. And I SURE as hell didn't forget QOTSA. Being that they're from Indio, CA, they'd fit into the Top 5 SoCal bands list. I didn't include SD/OC this time around for a reason (Social D). My personal bias would have put them in at #1 with Eagles of Death Metal at #2. I didn't think Sly was from LA but when I checked it on Wiki it said they were out of the same part of town as War. Last time I trust the interweb... [​IMG]
     
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    Top Five Funniest Dave Chappelle characters:

    1. Prince ("Shoot the J. Shoot it!")
    2. Rick James
    3. Tyrone Biggums
    4. The Black Klan Member
    5. The Black George Bush


    Disagree. Leonard Washington over George Bush.

    "Sorry baby, I don't go south of the border. It's just one thing that Leonard Washington don't do. "
    "But Leonard, it's OK, I'm waxed. " (flashes vag)
    "Damn! Now I done heard of trimmin' the hedges, but you done scortched the earth! "

    Top 5 Rick James songs

    1. Superfreak
    2. Give it to me baby
    3. You and I
    4. Cold Blooded
    5. Mary Jane
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

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    Rambo Senior member

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    I'm defibrillating this thread: Top five modern asian films nobody ever talks about: 1: Memories of a Murder 2: 3 Iron 3: All About Lili Chou Chou 4: Happiness of the Katakuris 5: Kamikaze Girls
    I'm sure this is because nobody's ever even heard of these films.
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    I'm sure this is because nobody's ever even heard of these films.
    Who precisely do you mean by "nobody"? I've obviously heard of them. I know for a fact that several other people on this forum have seen at least one (or maybe more) of these movies. Tens of thousands of people have voted for them on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. It just seems like they don't get the recognition they deserve because they are under the radar, or atypical of the genre, or haven't had a real strong presence in the US. (Netflix supposedly has all of these, BTW) I made this list so that people who HAVEN'T seen the movies might be able to be exposed to them, since nobody ever talks about them. And they deserve to be talked about, as they are all singularly great films in one way or another.
     
  11. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Who precisely do you mean by "nobody"? I've obviously heard of them. I know for a fact that several other people on this forum have seen at least one (or maybe more) of these movies. Tens of thousands of people have voted for them on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. It just seems like they don't get the recognition they deserve because they are under the radar, or atypical of the genre, or haven't had a real strong presence in the US. (Netflix supposedly has all of these, BTW) I made this list so that people who HAVEN'T seen the movies might be able to be exposed to them, since nobody ever talks about them. And they deserve to be talked about, as they are all singularly great films in one way or another.
    When I said nobody, I was shooting for a larger swath of the population, i.e. "Radar Watchers".
     
  12. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    When I said nobody, I was shooting for a larger swath of the population, i.e. "Radar Watchers".

    You mean the people who made "Titanic" the biggest box office hit of all time?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    You mean the people who made "Titanic" the biggest box office hit of all time? [​IMG]
    Yep.
     
  14. Augusto86

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    My Top 5 Shootouts:

    1. Desperado(Bar scene)
    2. Matrix(Lobby scene)
    3. Enemy at the Gates(Final Sniper duel)
    4. Equilibrium(final lobby scene[​IMG] )
    5. Terminator 2(final scene)

    Honorable mention goes to this guy, for total awesmeness in every scene he's in, ever: GitS' Saito:
    [​IMG]
    (I'm sure I'm missing some great ones, but I'm young, gimme time [​IMG] )
     
  15. FLMountainMan

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    My Top 5 Shootouts:

    1. Desperado(Bar scene)
    2. Matrix(Lobby scene)
    3. Enemy at the Gates(Final Sniper duel)
    4. Equilibrium(final lobby scene[​IMG] )
    5. Terminator 2(final scene)

    Honorable mention goes to this guy, for total awesmeness in every scene he's in, ever: GitS' Saito:
    [​IMG]
    (I'm sure I'm missing some great ones, but I'm young, gimme time [​IMG] )


    Tough to argue with that, although I thought the shootout in Heat was nice for it's relative realism.

    Top 5 One-Dimensional Actors
    1. Keanu Reeves
    2. Arnold Schwarznegger
    3. John Wayne
    4. Harrison Ford (sorry)
    5. David Spade
     
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    Augusto86 Senior member

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    Tough to argue with that, although I thought the shootout in Heat was nice for it's relative realism.

    Top 5 One-Dimensional Actors
    1. Keanu Reeves
    2. Arnold Schwarznegger
    3. John Wayne
    4. Harrison Ford (sorry)
    5. David Spade


    Heat is like 3 down on my(ok, my g/f's) Netflix. I loved Collateral, was impressed visually with Miami Vice. I really wanna see it.

    Oh, and you forgot the A+ #1 1-d actor: Mr. William Shatner.
     
  17. Fuuma

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    I'm sure this is because nobody's ever even heard of these films.

    I' ve seen all five of these films and most, if not all of them were mainstream releases in their home countries. I mean kamikaze girl is a big release japanese comedy aimed at teenage girls, not exactly underground art fare is it?

    I've seen 2 of them on the big screen and own three on DVD so we're not talking about "Mes petites amoureuses" by Eustache or something.

    5 works/people that are over-exposed/hyped:

    1) Frank Lloyd Wright
    2) The usual suspects
    3) La Gioconda
    4) Harry Potter
    5) Eames chair
     
  18. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    5 works/people that are over-exposed/hyped:

    1) Frank Lloyd Wright
    2) The usual suspects
    3) La Gioconda
    4) Harry Potter
    5) Eames chair


    Not sure about the Usual Suspects being overhyped...great movie, though.

    Top five Kevin Spacey films:

    1) LA Confidential
    2) Superman Returns
    3) American Beauty
    4) Glengarry Glen Ross
    5) The Usual Suspects
     
  19. Yaz

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    Not sure about the Usual Suspects being overhyped...great movie, though.

    Top five Kevin Spacey films:

    1) LA Confidential
    2) Superman Returns
    3) American Beauty
    4) Glengarry Glen Ross
    5) The Usual Suspects


    Good list - I thought he was very creepy in Se7en so I would put that on the list somewhere. Top 5 superhero movies

    1. Batman Begins
    2. Superman II (kneel before Zod!)
    3. Spiderman II
    4. X-Men: United
    5. Batman (1989)
     
  20. life_interrupts

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    I like the first X-Men better, but not a bad list. Picking up on the Batman theme

    Top 5 Batman Villans (TV and Movies)
    1.) Joker (Cesar Romero)
    2.) The Riddler (Frank Gorshin)
    3.) Catwoman (Toss-up, Eartha Kitt or Michelle Pfiffer)
    4.) The Penguin (Burgess Meredith)
    5.) Joker (Jack Nicholson)
     

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