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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #135 on: November 25, 2012, 01:40:51 PM »
The Little Shop of Horrors

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #136 on: November 25, 2012, 02:17:53 PM »
The Fly

The very last scene, so if you haven't seen it, don't watch it yet.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #137 on: November 25, 2012, 02:31:12 PM »
The Fly

The very last scene, so if you haven't seen it, don't watch it yet.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #138 on: November 25, 2012, 02:42:48 PM »
Just now catching up, some great entries here. Glad that The Fly represented, since there's nothing better than some quality body horror (which, hopefully, is also a sign of things to come later down the list). The Road Warrior is one of those movies that I keep forgetting how much I enjoy, and how much of an amazing action movie it is. Because seriously, that final car chase is aces.

Caddyshack is Murray at his near-best, Planes... is Candy at his best, and Predator is Arnie at his best. I realize this is all common knowledge, but I just wanted to get it down in writing. As to why they weren't represented on more lists, I'd wager to bet that it's because the decade is so crowded with films people love (especially people on this board), that those slipped through the cracks into the "I love it, but I'm sure everyone else will list it, so I don't need to stress over cutting it" category. Which is basically the unintentional category for what I was doing on my list.

Also, I've just gotta say that, compared to most Ghibli films, Grave of the Fireflies didn't actually affect me that much emotionally. Maybe it was because I'd read about the thing so much before In finally watched it that I had already been numbed to the pain, or maybe it's because I'm a little dead inside. Hard to say. Good film all the same, but not the immediate tearjerker it keeps getting made out to be.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #139 on: November 25, 2012, 03:03:00 PM »
Ran

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #140 on: November 25, 2012, 04:44:37 PM »
Beetlejuice

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #141 on: November 25, 2012, 04:45:57 PM »
Yeah, UHF is fun but not a great movie. Hell, on an average 80s movie list, I doubt that it would even make it.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #142 on: November 25, 2012, 04:59:24 PM »
Trains, Planes and Automobiles

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This isn't my favourite scene, but it is very, very good and I tend to forget not only how many visual gags there are but how rapid fire they are in this scene.  There's about 4 or 5 great visual gags in that scene and that's not really what Hughes is known for (at least until Home Alone.  Ugh).


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #143 on: November 25, 2012, 05:18:59 PM »
Pleasantly surprised with the list so far, I've seen and liked everything on it besides Excalibur (which I've seen but didn't like) at this stage.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #144 on: November 25, 2012, 05:37:24 PM »
Platoon

Never did see Platoon.  Or any Oliver Stone film for that matter.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #145 on: November 25, 2012, 05:57:27 PM »
Never did see Platoon.  Or any Oliver Stone film for that matter.

I'm not a fan of his at all but I'd suggest you check out Platoon and JFK.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #146 on: November 25, 2012, 06:20:48 PM »
Excalibur

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Excalibur is a fantastic movie.  While it's not exactly obscure, it's not really mentioned often in the pantheon of great fantasy epics.  But it is a damn fine looking movie.  The way all the armour gleams, the verdant forests and backdrops and the overall grandeur of it really took me by surprise.

I really need to watch more Boorman movies.  You might give him crap for the balls to the wall craziness of Zardoz, but give me crazy over dully safe anyday.  And no, I still haven't seen Deliverance.  Read the book though.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #147 on: November 25, 2012, 06:33:30 PM »
Yeah I haven't seen Platoon either, but it's been on my to do list for a while. Oliver Stone movies can be hit (Wall Street, JFK) or miss (Natural Born Killers, The Doors) for me, but I have faith in that one. Born on the Fourth of July is one that I really need to see too.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #148 on: November 25, 2012, 07:08:45 PM »
A Fish Called Wanda

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Man, I need to watch this movie again.  I love a good farce and I love a good heist movie, so this really comes together nicely.  Also, I didn't realize this was by the same guy who did the Lavender Hill Mob.  What's really cool is that it was the director's first film in over 20 years, done when he was 77.  Nice stuff.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #149 on: November 25, 2012, 07:29:13 PM »
The Lost Boys

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