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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #165 on: April 14, 2012, 11:38:13 AM »
And my list wasn't the best movies of the 90s, but my personal faves of the 90s. 

Same here... sort of.  The best of my personal favorites.

Ditto. Although I think in several cases my favorites were also the best, so it worked out.


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« Reply #166 on: April 14, 2012, 11:47:47 AM »
Well, there's always a matter of subjectivity in any list. While I'm not going to put movies I don't care for on my list simply because a lot of critics believe it's brilliant - I never-the-less feel that what I put on my 25 can be considered 'the best' of the decade in addition to being "personal favorites".

For me it's not one or the other, I like Citizen Kane -for example- not only for its technical achievements, but also because I like the story and characters. It's not like taking some bitter tasting medicine that is good for you, but gives no pleasure. I'll sit down and watch Kane with as much happiness and enthusiasm as I do when I pop on something like Iron Man. Kane isn't in my booskshelf to impress visitors. Art is still entertainment for me. 
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #167 on: April 14, 2012, 12:10:24 PM »
Mine were films I liked then and still like watching now, Pump Up The Volume for example, is tons of fun, and Samantha Mathis is lovely in it.

It's also fun to see an FCC representative asked if they've seen the film (which I've seen happen in a few classes on communications) never ever have any of them seen it, which is odd, you'd think one of them would have.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #168 on: April 14, 2012, 12:15:19 PM »
So I kinda didn't have time to vote for this one, even though it's a great topic.

I guess I'll have to see Cool As Ice now.

No. You really don't. I'd rank it below Shanghai Surprise or Under a Cherry Moon or Hard to Hold in terms of quality and watchability. If you want to watch a good film with a rapper (and Winkle was more hip hop than rap at the time. He's Boyz IIMen, not NWA.) go watch New Jack City or Boyz in the Hood or even Friday. If you want to watch a trashy film with idiots on motorcycles, go watch Stone Cold. But there are far better things to do with your time than to watch Cool as Ice.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #169 on: April 14, 2012, 12:17:40 PM »
How did you NOT have it at #1?

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Oh, I don't know, I guess I have something against rappers... And "bad boys"... And white rapper bad boys on motorcycles... I'm gonna throw up a little bit now if you don't mind.

You know, as far as rap goes, Vanilla Ice is far from the worst. I mean look at Faith No More. I have to admit, Ice is actually pretty good at what he does. I prefer him to P. Diddy, or one "Little Wayne," or any of the other rappers who are popular now...or ever, really. I guess Will Smith was alright.

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #170 on: April 14, 2012, 08:45:25 PM »
How did you NOT have it at #1?

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Oh, I don't know, I guess I have something against rappers... And "bad boys"... And white rapper bad boys on motorcycles... I'm gonna throw up a little bit now if you don't mind.

You know, as far as rap goes, Vanilla Ice is far from the worst. I mean look at Faith No More. I have to admit, Ice is actually pretty good at what he does. I prefer him to P. Diddy, or one "Little Wayne," or any of the other rappers who are popular now...or ever, really. I guess Will Smith was alright.

Will Smith is one of the very few rappers I like enough to give the high praise that he makes rap tolerable. Also I respect the fact that he recorded a fair amount of stuff under his real name (or at least a name that sounds like a real name, I'm not sure which). And, despite being a common subject of "Oh hell naw" jokes, he is actually a pretty decent actor when given material that's suited to him, and/or that actually warrants (or at least requires) a particularly good performance.

I thought he was great in I Am Legend, especially considering what he had to work with: a dog, CGI zombie/vampires, and being the only speaking character (flashbacks notwithstanding) for more than half the movie. As for the movie itself, I thought it was an interesting concept, until the Dark Seekers showed up and I realized it 28 Days Later, a movie I kind of liked. But If you're going to make yet another zombie apocalypse movie, at least try to be original enough that it doesn't draw immediate comparisons to another zombie apocalypse movie.

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« Reply #171 on: April 14, 2012, 08:55:29 PM »
Once Will Smith got out of the period where everyone wanted him to play the "Fresh Prince", he really showed us what he was made of. I like him, quite a bit. I'd have his baby, were I so permitted/endowed with the proper organs for fetal growth.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #172 on: April 14, 2012, 09:45:24 PM »
Man, miss a day at the forum and all sorts of things go crazy. Who knew the 90s would be still be such a trying time period.

Also: gojikranz, I owe you a hug for putting Alien³ on your list. You're good people.

thanks.  truth is i love the extended version of alien3 sometimes more than aliens (ducks), though i wasn't kidding myself into thinking it would make this list.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #173 on: April 14, 2012, 10:47:50 PM »
Huih...  You may have noticed my last post ended mid word. Firefox decided to jump to a different page for reasons I don't understand. When I navigated back, everything I had typed was gone. I can only assume I accidentally posted it mid word despite not touching the mouse, and I have no idea how I could have done it with the keyboard .

Anyway... Here's the rest, in condeced form :

Zombieland was the most original and entertaining zombie movie I've seen since Shaun of the Dead. My only complaint is that it dragged a bit while they were at Bill Murray's house.

And it's Lil Wayne actually, not Little Wayne. That's right, his name even stupider than you thought.
Speaking of which, I've been wondering, is it Fity Cent or Fifty Cent? 'cause heard both.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #174 on: April 14, 2012, 11:06:57 PM »
I prefer his British name, 2 and a half pounds.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #175 on: April 15, 2012, 01:58:29 AM »
Never let your friends tie you to the tracks.

#36 - Trainspotting


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Plot Summary - A wild, free-form, Rabelaisian trip through Edinburgh, darkest recesses of life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, which will affect his relationship with family and friendsand how to: Sean Connery want to be sick boy of dimbulb the potatoes, Begbie psychological, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean athlete Tommy, who has never touched drugs but can not help them curious...

Release Date - July 19th 1996

Domestic Gross -  $16,491,080

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #176 on: April 15, 2012, 02:09:40 AM »
Trivia fact! The sex scene between Ewan McGregor and Kelly Macdonald had to be trimmed for the American release by a few seconds, mainly because it appeared that Diane - a schoolgirl in the film - seemed to be enjoying it too much.

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #177 on: April 15, 2012, 03:31:39 AM »
Warning: This movie will warp your fragile little minds

#35 - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut


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Plot Summary - South Park is a peaceful place, until the latest Terrance and Phillip movie out. Once all the children to see, all hell breaks loose, as a parent trying to find a way to prevent their children from all that came out of the mouth of the naughty words. The parents blame Terrance and Philip, at the citizen's arrest, and announced their own, the Canadian War. This is to the children to save the world from Satan, from the execution of Terrance and Phillip.

Release Date - June 30th 1999

Domestic Gross - $52,037,603    

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Trivia fact! In Guinness World Records 2001, this film was said to have the most profanity used in an animated film. The book cited a total of 399 swear words, including 146 uses of the word "fuck", along with 199 offensive gestures and 221 acts of violence.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #178 on: April 15, 2012, 04:20:29 AM »
Happy Trainspotting placed, I thought not being a US production and the (to me) odd moral stance people here take against certain films would mean it wasn't recognized
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #179 on: April 15, 2012, 06:12:28 AM »
Houston, we have a problem.

#34 - Apollo 13


(84 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Coragale

Plot Summary - Has less than a year, because the first human on the moon, but according to the American public concern, Apollo 13 is another "routine" space flight - until these words pierced the huge gap of space: "Houston, we havethere is a problem. "stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Luofu Alfred Leide Hai lion and Jack Swigert's fighting a desperate battle to survive. In addition, the Mission Control Center, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director and heroic crew of game time - odds - bring them home.

Release Date - June 30th 1995

Domestic Gross - $173,837,933   

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Trivia fact! Tom Hanks is too tall at 6'1" to be an astronaut. The maximum height for an astronaut is 6'0".