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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #420 on: April 22, 2012, 07:49:55 AM »
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.


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« Reply #421 on: April 22, 2012, 07:57:24 AM »
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.

This happens to me a lot :)

I remember seeing this at the movies and being one of about 6 people howling with laughter as the wife ran around with a shower curtain on her head
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #422 on: April 22, 2012, 08:10:29 AM »
Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.

#4 - Pulp Fiction


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Plot Summary - Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega, the two thugs retrieve the the trunk stolen from their employer, thugs boss of Marsellus Wallace. Wallace also requirement Vincent to his wife Mia a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxers who is Wallace paid to lose his the next race. These seemingly unrelated person lives are intertwined to form a series of comical a strange and unnecessarily incident.

Release Date - October 14th 1994

Domestic Gross - $107,928,762

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #423 on: April 22, 2012, 08:19:09 AM »
My favorite movie of all time  8)


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #424 on: April 22, 2012, 08:24:11 AM »
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.
How is it anything but a comedy? I mean i suppose it's got crime drama elements but those are in the service of the main thrust of the film.

I remember a few people grumbling about Frances McDormand's Oscar due to the fact she was in a comedy.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #425 on: April 22, 2012, 08:32:45 AM »
I hadn't ever seen the trailer before. I think I had just heard a little about the plot or something (and the infamous wood chipper scene) and thought it was just a crime movie. It's added to my Netflix que, although it'll be a while before i get to it.



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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #426 on: April 22, 2012, 08:38:27 AM »
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.
How is it anything but a comedy? I mean i suppose it's god crime drama elements but those are in the service of the main thrust of the film.

I remember a few people grumbling about Frances McDormand's Oscar due to the fact she was in a comedy.

It's certainly not just a comedy, but it is a dramedy. I don't think it held up very well on subsequent viewings, which is why if it was on my list, it wasn't very high, but it does have the Coens' usual gorgeous cinematography and William H. Macy.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #427 on: April 22, 2012, 10:11:29 AM »
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

Fargo is hilarious.

I did not find it funny.

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #428 on: April 22, 2012, 10:12:08 AM »
He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over...

#3 - Groundhog Day


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Plot Summary - A in TV weather men unwillingly needed to pay the third consecutive year, the story of of Punxsutawney Philip. He expressed his undisguisedly his frustrations, include the the story and motion are expected to accomplishment of his work. However, he disillusioned "The following days ofand discovered it is Groundhog Day again to, and pleasure, but also the recurrence of and once again. First of all, In his view which is to a arduous and inevitably, no matter what, and then he quickly realized that that he to be to use it in order to ensure colleagues in love for.

Release Date - February 12th 1993

Domestic Gross - $70,906,973

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #429 on: April 22, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

Fargo is hilarious.

I did not find it funny.

Yeah, I kinda have to agree.  I think it worked as a crime film, and there were a few darkly amusing moments in it.  Hilarious is not a word I would use to describe it.

Other than that, I did think it was a really good film.  Didn't make my list though, neither did Pulp Fiction or Fight Club.  So there.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #430 on: April 22, 2012, 10:34:41 AM »
Groundhog Day was on my list but not at number one.  I have a pretty good idea what the top two are going to be and my number one is not likely to be one of them.  I think this may be the first time I have had this many from my list make the final list without getting a highest ranking mention on any of them.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #431 on: April 22, 2012, 10:52:15 AM »
I have never understood the hype surrounding Groundhog Day. I didn't really care for it when I watched it, but since then I've come to hate it because of the rabid fan base.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #432 on: April 22, 2012, 10:59:52 AM »
I have never understood the hype surrounding Groundhog Day. I didn't really care for it when I watched it, but since then I've come to hate it because of the rabid fan base.

Well then, you get me and Toy Story.

I quite like Groundhog Day, on the other hand.

I feel the same about the Muppets. I grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets, so the nostalgia factor should be high for me, but I just never saw them as the gateway to nirvana that some people seem to see them as. Most mysterious is how some grown men froth at the mouth over them. The Muppets are okay. Settle down already.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #433 on: April 22, 2012, 11:04:19 AM »
Life Finds A Way.

#2 - Jurassic Park


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Plot Summary - John Hammond has develop a dinosaur park (in an extremely remote islands), the use of insects taken by comes from an ancient prehistoric times dinosaur DNA. Tourism, Hammond chosen viewers assumptions, to determine whether it the parks are security or is not the crash of the safety of the public, security the system, to set their own the Liberal and dinosaurs. Now the chosen audiences Sattler physicians, the doctor in of the Grant include the Dr Malcolm Hammond's grandson, and a number of leadership to survival in the island.

Release Date - June 11th 1993

Domestic Gross - $357,067,947

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #434 on: April 22, 2012, 11:07:47 AM »
They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.

#1 - The Big Lebowski


(301 Points) 17 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Imrahil

Plot Summary - Geoffrey "the dandy" Lebowski is the final LA lazy devil and keeps, until that one day his a house was decomposed into his carpet urinating Lebowski, LA millionaire Jeffrey, his wife owed the some bad humana number misunderstanding, he is wrath gangsters money. Playboy to turned into a struggle plot, he visiting the genuine Lebowski In order to obtain that some of his the dirty rug retribution, and hired of the liason among Lebowski and his now "abducted" wife kidnappers.

Release Date - March 6th 1998

Domestic Gross - $17,451,873

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Trivia factS!

The screenplay was written with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Sam Elliott in mind.

A lot of the Dude's clothes in the movie were Jeff Bridges's own clothes, including his Jellies sandals.

The word "dude" is used around 161 times in the movie. 160 spoken and once in text in the credits for "Gutterballs" the second dream sequence.

The F-word or a variation of the F-word is used 292 times.

The Dude says "man" 147 times in the movie, nearly 1.5 times a minute.

Norwegian posters and video cassettes carried the text "anbefales av norsk bowling forbund" (recommended by the Norwegian Bowling Association).

One of the inspirations for the character of Walter is the Coen Brothers' friend, writer-director John Milius, an infamously bombastic right-winger with an obsession with all things militaristic and an enthusiasm for guns. His girth, beard, hair style, and shades are also all reflected in Walter's physical appearance. The Coens had tried to cast Milius in the film Barton Fink in the part eventually played by Michael Lerner.

Of all the different personalized bowling shirts Donny wears throughout the film, none of them bears his name.

When the John Turturro's character Jesus has to go door to door, sharing that he is a convicted sex offender, he has a large bulge in his tight pants. The bulge was formed by a bag of birdseed.

In an early draft of the script, The Dude's source of income was revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the Rubik's Cube. It was Joel Coen's idea to drop this and never say.

Song titles on the "Autobahn" LP "Nagelbett" are: Saturation, Faking It, Hit and Run, No Way Out, Violate U-Blue, Beg me, Take It In, Edelweiss (Club mix).

When we're introduced to the Dude's (bowling) arch-nemesis Jesus, a flamenco version of The Eagles song "Hotel California" plays (and is portrayed as playing on the bowling alley's PA system). Later, we learn in the taxicab scene that the Dude "...hate(s) the fuckin' Eagles, man."

In a version that was edited for television broadcasts, the famous line "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" was changed to "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!", which is regularly cited as one of the most "creative" edits made for a film to be aired on TV.

Everything Walter says to do with Bunny's kidnapping comes true. The fake kidnapping, the fake severed toe and the lack of ransom money.