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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #120 on: November 25, 2012, 07:01:41 AM »
He sort of reminds me of a third Chuckle Brother really.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #121 on: November 25, 2012, 11:23:52 AM »
Yeah, I like UHF but it's not really a great movie.  I mean it's the best movie ever when you're 10 and you are living in the 1980's, but it's only slightly better than Johnny Dangerously and about as good as Spaceballs.  Fun, yes, but certainly not great.

EDIT:  What I am shocked about is the low number of people voting for Trains, Planes and Automobiles.  Only 2 people out of 24 voted for that?  I think both leads give performances that are funny and emotionally powerful and it's one of my all time favourite movies.  I also think it's John Hughes' best movie and it certainly feels personal (I can imagine that  it taps into the same  feelings that caused him to go into semi-retirement in the first place) and mature (and not just because it focuses on an adult cast).
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #122 on: November 25, 2012, 11:48:06 AM »
EDIT:  What I am shocked about is the low number of people voting for Trains, Planes and Automobiles.  Only 2 people out of 24 voted for that?  I think both leads give performances that are funny and emotionally powerful and it's one of my all time favourite movies.  I also think it's John Hughes' best movie and it certainly feels personal (I can imagine that  it taps into the same  feelings that caused him to go into semi-retirement in the first place) and mature (and not just because it focuses on an adult cast).

Total surprise. I'm also surprised about Predator and Caddyshack. These are absolutely iconic eighties films! Only four lists each! I had a lot of movies that I remember my friends and I constantly quoting; maybe that's why I'm attaching more significance to some of these.

It's interesting the way this thing is playing out, and I'll be very curious to see what lands in the top ten.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #123 on: November 25, 2012, 12:10:29 PM »
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Platoon

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Excalibur

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A Fish Called Wanda

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The Lost Boys

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Predator

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Caddyshack

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Sad that Mr Gopher never went onto anything else.

UHF

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #124 on: November 25, 2012, 12:13:50 PM »
36a. Excalibur

(45 points, 3 lists of 24, highest ranking: #7 Tripe H. Redux)
Without which, my bachelor's thesis would have been without a title (and a subject really, though partly I chose that to big up one of my ancestors' plays as well).


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #125 on: November 25, 2012, 12:18:12 PM »
EDIT:  What I am shocked about is the low number of people voting for Trains, Planes and Automobiles.  Only 2 people out of 24 voted for that?  I think both leads give performances that are funny and emotionally powerful and it's one of my all time favourite movies.  I also think it's John Hughes' best movie and it certainly feels personal (I can imagine that  it taps into the same  feelings that caused him to go into semi-retirement in the first place) and mature (and not just because it focuses on an adult cast).

Total surprise. I'm also surprised about Predator and Caddyshack. These are absolutely iconic eighties films! Only four lists each! I had a lot of movies that I remember my friends and I constantly quoting; maybe that's why I'm attaching more significance to some of these.

It's interesting the way this thing is playing out, and I'll be very curious to see what lands in the top ten.

Well personally, I think Predator is good, but it certainly didn't even get consideration on my list.  Just a dumb, fun action flick.  As for Caddyshack, I haven't seen it.  There will be a movie coming up, I'm certain, that I didn't vote for, mostly because it slipped my mind.  It probably would have made my top ten if I remembered, so I apologize in advance.

36a. Excalibur

(45 points, 3 lists of 24, highest ranking: #7 Tripe H. Redux)
Without which, my bachelor's thesis would have been without a title (and a subject really, though partly I chose that to big up one of my ancestors' plays as well).

 Excalibur... I'm surprised it made it as high as it did.  No one really talks about it, but it's REALLY good and cool.  It's also interesting in that while it's not exactly a radical departure, it's true enough to the source material that it has a really odd structure to it.  If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.  Miles away better than Legend (though I will concede that Legend had the better villain).

BTW, how friggin' incredible is that poster!  I love the way the armour gleams (in the film too).


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #126 on: November 25, 2012, 12:29:04 PM »
As for Caddyshack, I haven't seen it.

The fuck? How does that even happen?!?
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #127 on: November 25, 2012, 12:31:58 PM »



BTW, how friggin' incredible is that poster!  I love the way the armour gleams (in the film too).

D'oh! Based on that poster alone, I should have had J.J. Abrams as the director for the remake.



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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #128 on: November 25, 2012, 12:32:29 PM »
As for Caddyshack, I haven't seen it.

The fuck? How does that even happen?!?

You're gonna love this though: I've seen Caddyshack 2 about 5 times!  And I liked it!  NOT A JOKE!


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #129 on: November 25, 2012, 12:34:25 PM »
D'oh! Based on that poster alone, I should have had J.J. Abrams as the director for the remake.
No, because there's a visible source for the flares, that's generally not the case with Bad Robot.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #130 on: November 25, 2012, 12:37:03 PM »
As for Caddyshack, I haven't seen it.

The fuck? How does that even happen?!?

You're gonna love this though: I've seen Caddyshack 2 about 5 times!  And I liked it!  NOT A JOKE!

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #131 on: November 25, 2012, 12:37:58 PM »
Hey, it wasn't until a few days ago that I saw Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and the timing had nothing to do with this list). And there are definitely several on this list already that I haven't seen but should.

Yes, RAN is on my Netflix que.



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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #132 on: November 25, 2012, 12:40:32 PM »
Grave of the Fireflies

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #133 on: November 25, 2012, 12:43:26 PM »
As for Caddyshack, I haven't seen it.

The fuck? How does that even happen?!?

You're gonna love this though: I've seen Caddyshack 2 about 5 times!  And I liked it!  NOT A JOKE!



To be fair liked is past tense.  I haven't seen it in the present but I would probably hate it.  See, back when I was ages 6-8, MITV (the Maritime Network), seemed to show it every other weekend.  And children ages 6-8 will watch just about anything.  Local Canadian channels are cruel (the Police Academy movies also popped up a lot).


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #134 on: November 25, 2012, 01:11:27 PM »
Tron

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