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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #240 on: April 17, 2012, 11:28:06 AM »
All the world's a stage...

#25 - The Truman Show


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Plot Summary - The Truman Burbankis his happy life. He is a successful businessman, he has a beautiful wife and many friends. Truman, however, finds his life very repetitive. Being shot in fact every moment of his life, watching the hundreds of millions, and his world is limited in a small Hollywood movie set. Truman decided to follow his discovery, no matter how hard, how much of the pain.

Release Date - June 5th 1998

Domestic Gross - $125,618,201

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #241 on: April 17, 2012, 11:31:16 AM »
Loved The Truman Show, but it didn't make my final 25.  I haven't seen it since it was in theaters so it is overdue for a viewing.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #242 on: April 17, 2012, 11:53:24 AM »
The Truman Show's pretty great, Im.  I know you're adamant about the kinds of films you don't want to watch, but Truman Show is much better than its star or premise would suggest.


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« Reply #243 on: April 17, 2012, 11:55:28 AM »
It's his loss. Truman Show is a masterpiece.


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« Reply #244 on: April 17, 2012, 11:57:24 AM »
I am intrigued by this "do not watch" list.  Are they films you have seen before and disliked, or films you refuse to watch for specific reasons?  And if so, what reasons?

Myself, I will give any sort of movie a gander if it doesn't sound too stupid.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #245 on: April 17, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »
I love the Truman Show, watched it again recently, still holds up good.  It was also in my top 25.

I've found many people I know put it down because of Jim Carey, they don't like him.  I do, think he's a good actor.  Recently saw "I love you Phillip Morris".  One of the best romantic comedies in years.  Of course the awesome Ewan McGregor didn't hurt matters...
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #246 on: April 17, 2012, 01:54:32 PM »
I love the Truman Show, watched it again recently, still holds up good.  It was also in my top 25.

I've found many people I know put it down because of Jim Carey, they don't like him.  I do, think he's a good actor.  Recently saw "I love you Phillip Morris".  One of the best romantic comedies in years.  Of course the awesome Ewan McGregor didn't hurt matters...

ILYPM was good. I was personally hoping that it would focus more on the con-man aspects rather than the romance, so I was a bit disappointed. But it was good.

And, yeah, Jim Carey is good too, when he's under control. He's great in Eternal Sunshine.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #247 on: April 17, 2012, 02:12:59 PM »
I love the Truman Show, watched it again recently, still holds up good.  It was also in my top 25.

I've found many people I know put it down because of Jim Carey, they don't like him.  I do, think he's a good actor.  Recently saw "I love you Phillip Morris".  One of the best romantic comedies in years.  Of course the awesome Ewan McGregor didn't hurt matters...

ILYPM was good. I was personally hoping that it would focus more on the con-man aspects rather than the romance, so I was a bit disappointed. But it was good.

And, yeah, Jim Carey is good too, when he's under control. He's great in Eternal Sunshine.

The trouble with Jim Carey is that everyone seems to have confused how is career has gone with Mike Myers or Adam Sandler (I blame The Grinch, which is actually pretty enjoyable). Carey does go too crazy sometimes and has been in more than his fair share of lame projects, but he still strikes gold when he gets the right stuff. Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine are great dramatic examples, and ILYPM is a perfect recent example (I actually liked that they stuck more to the romance for this one, simply because that seemed a bit more interesting on a character level. And also because of how faux-dark the ending got).


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #248 on: April 17, 2012, 02:27:48 PM »
I didn't think The Grinch was awful... it wasn't Cat in the Hat for goodness sake... but I saw it once and never felt compelled to revisit it.

Truman Show is another really good one... think I still have the VHS in a box somewhere.


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« Reply #249 on: April 17, 2012, 02:46:31 PM »
If you pay attention, you can get the number 23 out of anything Jim Carey does.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #250 on: April 17, 2012, 02:52:19 PM »
The monster movie that breaks new ground.

#24 - Tremors


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Plot Summary - The small town is becoming noticed a strange creature, which selected one by one. However, this is what is biology, where is it? At the same time, the work of seismologists in the region, she detected tremors. Organisms live in the ground, and pop-up "without warning. Trapped in their town, the town folk have no escape

Release Date - January 19th 1990

Domestic Gross -  $16,667,084

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« Reply #251 on: April 17, 2012, 03:00:09 PM »
Tremors!  My number 2.  Also enjoy the sequels.  Good fun.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #252 on: April 17, 2012, 03:02:06 PM »

#24 - Tremors

D'oh! Finally one I wish I had included on my list.



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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2012, 03:22:52 PM »
Work Sucks.

#23 - Office Space


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Plot Summary - Peter Gibbons, due to the recommendations of the hypnotic, determined not to go to work at the same time, his company is layoffs. When layoffs affect his two best friends, they conspire types of viruses, misappropriation of company money to their accounts.

Release Date - February 19th 1999

Domestic Gross -   $10,827,810

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #254 on: April 17, 2012, 03:51:14 PM »
Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush...

#22 - L.A. Confidential


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Plot Summary - In three of the corruption and brutality of the Los Angeles police force in the 1950s detective uses a different method, found in the lush tough film noir crime films pay tribute to the conspiracy behind all night dining patrons shotgun homicide. Based on the multi-storey James Ellroy novel.

Release Date - September 19th 1997

Domestic Gross -   $64,616,940

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