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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #255 on: April 17, 2012, 03:51:40 PM »
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#21 - The Lion King


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Plot Summary - A young lion prince is born in Africa, so that the throne of his uncle Scar the second line. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, so that their king. King was killed and Simba is led to scar think this is his fault, so fled the kingdom in shame. He was persuaded to return home after years in exile to overthrow the usurper, and claimed to own thus completing the "Circle of Life in the country.

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« Reply #256 on: April 17, 2012, 03:55:10 PM »
#22 - L.A. Confidential
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Number 2 on my list.  Simply outstanding and was totally robbed at Oscar time by Titanic.


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« Reply #257 on: April 17, 2012, 04:05:21 PM »
You just invalidated anything else in that post with this clause:

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The Grinch, which is actually pretty enjoyable

I was just as shocked as anyone. Wouldn't call it great, yeah, but it's a far cry from the reputation it gets.

The monster movie that breaks new ground.

#24 - Tremors

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Ah, this is nice to see. One of those movies I never get tired of, it's pretty much the perfect creature feature horror/comedy. Everything about it works wonders. It's also a bit of a marvel that the sequels are as good as they are (for real: Aftershocks I like nearly as much as the first, and three and four have more than their fair share of charm. The TV series was also pretty good as well, if tragically cut short).


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #258 on: April 17, 2012, 05:17:05 PM »
I liked  The Grinch, but only because the Grinch shared so many mannerisms with my late stepfather.
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« Reply #259 on: April 17, 2012, 05:19:21 PM »
Not to mention the green furry pelt.


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« Reply #260 on: April 17, 2012, 06:04:15 PM »

Trivia fact! The iconic red stapler coveted by Milton was created for the film by the prop department. They needed a bright enough color to be seen on film and chose red. After the film was released, Swingline began to receive requests from customers for red staplers. Having stopped offering red a number of years before, they made the decision to start offering the color once more. 
I've seen those. The problem is, they don't actually look like the prop from the movie. Yet they are sold as if they are identical, and are more expensive than the other ones.



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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #261 on: April 17, 2012, 06:06:04 PM »
...I kinda liked The Grinch...

Random fact: I had a birthday party when I was 8 at the movies and we saw The Cat in the Hat. Big mistake.


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« Reply #262 on: April 17, 2012, 06:09:32 PM »
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.



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« Reply #263 on: April 17, 2012, 06:22:01 PM »
Office Space is one of those movies I'm supposed to love but instead it just fills me with crushing ennui.
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« Reply #264 on: April 17, 2012, 06:55:49 PM »
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?
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« Reply #265 on: April 17, 2012, 07:29:12 PM »
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?
Haven't seen either of them. They both looked aweful.



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« Reply #266 on: April 17, 2012, 07:55:53 PM »
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?t
Haven't seen either of them. They both looked aweful.

I think Horton's the better of the two but they're both very sweet, funny and true to the books imo. 
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« Reply #267 on: April 17, 2012, 07:59:26 PM »
yessss tremors is brilliant.  i was a bit worried it wouldnt make it.  and yes the sequels(and prequel) are actually watchable still haven't gotten the tv show yet opinions?
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« Reply #268 on: April 17, 2012, 08:20:37 PM »
The Truman Show is a great movie all around.  It's also a movie that sticks with you after watching, since I think we all have had that vain/paranoid fantasy that we are being watched and/or that this world was made especially for you.  A lot of people say that it predicted the reality TV boom (not before Real Life and I think it was close enough to the cusp that it wasn't that hard to see coming) but the interesting thing is that in a way it's almost antithetical in that the main character finds his fame terrifying and oppressive rather than chasing after it like a hungry whore-wolf (patent pending).  If anything it's more akin to what a lot of actors experience.  Intentional or not, did a better job on that subject than Papparazzi.  Then again, so did the Pirate Movie.

Tremors is definitely a fun movie and easy to watch, but it didn't make my list.  I just knew that for all it's fun, it didn't just grab me (see what I did there?) the right way for that.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #269 on: April 17, 2012, 08:57:22 PM »
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?t
Haven't seen either of them. They both looked aweful.

I think Horton's the better of the two but they're both very sweet, funny and true to the books imo. 

Yeah, both of the modern animated Seuss movies are very enjoyable. Lorax spends a bit too much time slamming its message home loud and clear, but Horton is just wonderfully cute and fairly hilarious (and also featuring Jim Carrey, to loop the conversations back around). They're definitely worth checking out.

yessss tremors is brilliant.  i was a bit worried it wouldnt make it.  and yes the sequels(and prequel) are actually watchable still haven't gotten the tv show yet opinions?

Give the show a look, for sure. It suffers a bit from the effects budget, but it's got a lot of cool stories and generally feels like a Tremors show should. Also, a super-subdued Christopher Lloyd shows up for a few episodes and is awesome.