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Offline mrbasehart

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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2007, 09:46:57 AM »
I've never good as these kind of lists... as my memory isn't the greatest for these types of tasks. In another 10 or 20 responses I'll want to totally re-do this thing because I'll be reminded of a crapload of great movies that I didn't recall the first time around.

Same here.  I think I've posted a "favourites" list recently, but I'll do it again even though some of the movies may be different:


1. Nashville
2. Bladerunner
3. Muppets Christmas Carol
4. Throne of Blood
5. Sullivan's Travels
6. The Band Wagon
7. Some Like it Hot
8. Field of Dreams
9. Rear Window
10. A Mighty Wind





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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2007, 09:48:35 AM »
I actually really enjoy Godfather III, but it's nowhere near as good as 1 or 2. Deniro was BRILLIANT in 2..... he was my favorite part.

But dang, the acting in III, while good, did not hold up to the finer points in 2 or 1.

I give an honorable mention to Ocean's 11, because it's a modern-day version of The Sting. Ocean's 13, I hope, will be really flippin' cool.
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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2007, 09:52:31 AM »
Well, I'm new to the RiffTrax forums but I'm Q & T on the Rotten Tomatoes forum. I doubt any of you know me even if you go to the RT forum anyway. But, this is the movie forum so why am I introducing myself? God knows why. So, I'm going to list my 8 favorite movies ever. Enjoy?

1. Seven Samurai
2. Pulp Fiction (Please, don't hurt me!)
3. The Third Man
4. Rushmore
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. Brazil
7. Munich
8. Ran

Yo.  I myself have ~1400 posts over at the RottenTomatoes forums, username cooleyre.  I don't really post there all that often anymore, the drama and clique forming and overall elitism grated on my nerves after awhile.  Here, the Roundtable certainly doesn't get the traffic RT does, but what it lacks in traffic it makes up for in fun.  Check out some of the 20 questions threads (especially the latest 1/9/07 one) and you'll see what I mean.  The Mods here are awesome.

Here's an always-changing all-time top ten for me.  Enjoy?

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Glengarry Glen Ross
3. The Big Lebowski
4. A Few Good Men
5. You Can Count on Me
6. Signs
7. The Princess Bride
8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
9. Contact
10. Die Hard
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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2007, 10:16:21 AM »
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Contact is a fantastic movie.  Jodie Foster is brilliant.


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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2007, 10:39:33 AM »
See... this is exactly what I was talking about... Wrath of Khan and Blade Runner... how could I leave those off my list?!?!

My head is now hung in shame.


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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2007, 10:56:21 AM »
Die Hard would have to be a serious contender on my list.  There are far too many good movies out there to choose just ten.



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Re: Top 10 Movies
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2007, 11:03:37 AM »

I tend to enjoy movies that I can a) quote and b) watch over and over without losing interest.

I'm the same way. My list is mostly based on quotability/watchability. The quotability part has to do with both the written word and the delivery of those words. The top slots are reserved for those films that are timeless in my mind, and had the greatest impact on me. Some movies rank high for their quality of creation: Citizen Kane, The Royal Tenenbaums; but they narrowly miss my top 10.


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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2007, 11:06:02 AM »
Here's a list of the best movies I've ever SEEN (so it might be subject to change).

1. Evil Dead 2 - Unquestionably the best movie ever made.
2. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - I LOVE Sergio Leone movies, and this one is the best of the lot.  I don't think I need to say anything more about it.
3. The Flight of the Phoenix - The original 1965 film, not the shitty remake.  The complex story and character arcs are, and there are excellent performances all around (particularly from Jimmy Stewart.  One of the most underrated movies EVER.
4. The Abominable Dr. Phibes - It's a terrific dark/horror comedy...and it has Vincent Price in it, too!  The laughs that this movie provides are accompanied by some truly chilling scenes (which I won't reveal because they don't have the spoiler tag anymore).  A superb example of a movie that gets you to "root for the bad guy."
5. The Empire Strikes Back - I won't say anything about this one.  There are a great deal of fanboys on this board who could say it much better than I can.
6. Airplane - Everybody loves this movie.  Still, I'm sure there are some of you who are saying "Yeah, BBQ, this movie's great, but SURELY it can't be the sixth-best movie of all time!"  To these people I say: "It IS the 6th-greatest movie of all time...and DON'T call me Shirley!"  (Okay, by show of hands...who didn't see that joke coming from a mile away?  Anyone?)
7. Lawrence of Arabia - It drags a bit at times, but Peter O'Toole's performance in the titular role is among the best in film history.  The fascinating true story of Colonel Lawrence would make for a pretty good movie even if O'Toole wasn't in it, but his presence seals its position in my top 10 list.
8. The Bridge on the River Kwai - God, I love these kinds of historical epics.  Alec Guinness is absolutely magnificent in this movie.
9. A Bridge Too Far - Whoa...another historical epic with the word "Bridge" in the title.  A brilliantly made war movie about Field Marshall Bernard Law "Monty, you fucking idiot!" Montgomery's disastrous failure to capture Arnhem Bridge.  Starring pretty much the entire Screen Actors Guild.
10. Pulp Fiction - Everything about this movie just oozes cool.  After making this movie, Samuel L. Jackson changed his middle name to "Fucking."  John Travolta, on the other hand, just went back to making crappy movies.
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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2007, 01:50:18 PM »
Well, I'm new to the RiffTrax forums but I'm Q & T on the Rotten Tomatoes forum. I doubt any of you know me even if you go to the RT forum anyway. But, this is the movie forum so why am I introducing myself? God knows why. So, I'm going to list my 8 favorite movies ever. Enjoy?

1. Seven Samurai
2. Pulp Fiction (Please, don't hurt me!)
3. The Third Man
4. Rushmore
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. Brazil
7. Munich
8. Ran

Yo.  I myself have ~1400 posts over at the RottenTomatoes forums, username cooleyre.  I don't really post there all that often anymore, the drama and clique forming and overall elitism grated on my nerves after awhile.  Here, the Roundtable certainly doesn't get the traffic RT does, but what it lacks in traffic it makes up for in fun.  Check out some of the 20 questions threads (especially the latest 1/9/07 one) and you'll see what I mean.  The Mods here are awesome.

Here's an always-changing all-time top ten for me.  Enjoy?

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Glengarry Glen Ross
3. The Big Lebowski
4. A Few Good Men
5. You Can Count on Me
6. Signs
7. The Princess Bride
8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
9. Contact
10. Die Hard


The drama can get a bit much but it's what seperates RT from other forums. Please, Breed and Bean are awesome. Such a shame Gorb decided to kill Breed off... Ape killed Bean off as well... Shame... I like your list, by the way.


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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2007, 02:07:59 PM »
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7. Lawrence of Arabia - It drags a bit at times, but Peter O'Toole's performance in the titular role is among the best in film history.  The fascinating true story of Colonel Lawrence would make for a pretty good movie even if O'Toole wasn't in it, but his presence seals its position in my top 10 list.
I enjoyed this one mostly for the music and Guinness as Faisal.  And it's interesting given our current empire-building fancies in the Middle East these days.

I would have mentioned those as well, but I wanted to keep it brief.  And I figured I was already going to mention Guinness anyway, so I figured I'd just mention O'Toole.
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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2007, 02:16:20 PM »
I forgot to put pirates of the Caribbean in there..... *also hangs head in shame*
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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2007, 02:22:34 PM »
I actually really enjoy Godfather III, but it's nowhere near as good as 1 or 2. Deniro was BRILLIANT in 2..... he was my favorite part.

But dang, the acting in III, while good, did not hold up to the finer points in 2 or 1.

I give an honorable mention to Ocean's 11, because it's a modern-day version of The Sting. Ocean's 13, I hope, will be really flippin' cool.

I doubt it. Ocean's 12 was truly awful. I doubt Ocean's 13 will be any different.


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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2007, 02:25:28 PM »
I actually really enjoy Godfather III, but it's nowhere near as good as 1 or 2. Deniro was BRILLIANT in 2..... he was my favorite part.

But dang, the acting in III, while good, did not hold up to the finer points in 2 or 1.

I give an honorable mention to Ocean's 11, because it's a modern-day version of The Sting. Ocean's 13, I hope, will be really flippin' cool.

I doubt it. Ocean's 12 was truly awful. I doubt Ocean's 13 will be any different.

Thank God I'm not alone on this one.  I thought I was the only person who recognized what an interminable turd Ocean's Twelve was.
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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2007, 02:31:40 PM »
I actually really enjoy Godfather III, but it's nowhere near as good as 1 or 2. Deniro was BRILLIANT in 2..... he was my favorite part.

But dang, the acting in III, while good, did not hold up to the finer points in 2 or 1.

I give an honorable mention to Ocean's 11, because it's a modern-day version of The Sting. Ocean's 13, I hope, will be really flippin' cool.

I doubt it. Ocean's 12 was truly awful. I doubt Ocean's 13 will be any different.

Thank God I'm not alone on this one.  I thought I was the only person who recognized what an interminable turd Ocean's Twelve was.

Actually, many, many people hated Ocean's 12. You are not alone.


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Re: So... Well... Um... How to start this off...
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2007, 03:04:44 PM »
Ocean's 12 was way worse than 11, but 12 was fun cuz we got to see all of the boys (and girls) back together again.

Oceans 13 may have the Indiana Jones effect of closing the trilogy on a very high-note.
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