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Old 08-31-2011, 10:29 PM
Location: texas
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Kingdom of Heaven

The Thin Red Line

Lord of the Rings

Star Wars

The Thing

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Old 09-01-2011, 12:34 AM
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Coming to America
Knocked Up
The Lion King
Boyz N The Hood
Menace 2 Society
House Party
Higher Learning
Forrest Gump
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TheViking85 View Post
I'm new to this forum section, to tell y'all the truth, I don't think I've noticed it before! (Which is probably a bad thing for a moderator to admit, hehe)

I can get somewhat passionate about movies though, and I do certainly have some favorites that never get old.

Heat - This movie never gets old to me. The intense way it appears to realistically portray professional thieves, so well in fact that life has imitated "art", many who's been arrested for bank robberies have admitted to this being a source of "inspiration". ...Don't know what that says about me, easily one of my favorites.
Key part: Hands down best downtown shootout scene captured on film and probably the most intense and "magic" conversation I've witnessed (Diner scene), two giants of film making, both known for their individual styles almost competing for the attention.

Pulp Fiction - And I will stike down upon the with great vengeance and furious anger! How can I not love the only movie (or other influence) that ever drove me to learn a bible verse by heart, hehehe. The way it's put together, the absolutely epic capture of it's time, it's exaggerated characters... everything about this movie, truly appeals to me.
Key parts: Zed's dead baby, Zeds Dead, not to mention the Wolf, Brett and his burger, The overdose... I could go on.

Love Actually - Girly? Check, Over the top? Check, Love it? Indeed! This, to me, is the ultimate Christmas movie (I know that might be a controversial statement), it captures so much of the season, the people, love, sorrow, laughter. I watch it every single Christmas, and sometimes in between. I'll never stop.
Key Parts: I know this will strip me of my man card, but the wedding is pretty damn nifty. The prime ministers speech at the end of the American presidents visit appeals strongly to the European in me , and frankly, the way it's put together just works.

Almost Famous - I don't even know how to go about explaining how I feel about this movie. It makes me infinitely sad, truly glad, laugh, cry at times, but maybe most of all, a little disappointed that I wasn't there.
Key Parts: This is one of those movies where it's hard for me to pick out favorite parts, just because I love every second of it, but just like
Dave Grohl, I can't help but remember the bus scene. The music in general though, helps make this movie and the plane scenes culmination is pretty great.

Army of Darkness - Kind of speaks for itself this one... This is my BOOMSTICK!
Key Parts: Bruce Campbell.

Garden State - A naive, funny and maybe a little exaggerated tale of the interaction between people and the connections one make, and maybe most of all, life in all it's faulty, messy, beautiful confusion.
Key Parts: Hands down most epic scene for me is Natalie Portmans tap dance next to the fireplace, and the scene leading up to it and frankly, the music is something else.

Into The Wild - The movie elegantly captures the story from the book, which I get the feeling, caught Chris McCandless' soul 100%. This movie captures the achy restlessness I think many people feel in parts of their life, I know I have it in me.
Key Parts: I know many would bring up the old man, but to me the slabs and the girl was pretty special, but maybe most of all...: "Happiness only real when shared".

I know there's plenty of others that I've seen many a time, but that's the ones that immediately came to me when I began reading this thread.
I've seen Almost Famous and Into The Wild (sad movie) "once" and liked it.
I'm downloading Love Actually and Pulp Fiction per your input...sound interesting, thanks!
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:55 AM
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Coming to America
Home Alone
Shawshank Redemption
The Goonies
The Great Muppet Caper
The Three Stooges go around the world in a daze
Raising Arizona
Office Space
...just to name a few!
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:27 PM
Location: Fairfax, VA
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"Napoleon Dynamite". You can turn it on anytime and be entertained without having to watch from the beginning.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Location: Philaburbia
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Movies I stop dead for when I see they're on TV:

Beauty Shop
Dazed and Confused
All This, and Heaven Too
All That Heaven Allows
Animal House
Toy Story (any of them)
They Live!
Matewan (and just about any other John Sayles movie)
The Scarlet Pimpernel
City Lights
School of Rock
The Gold Rush
42nd Street

and any 1950s/1960s science fiction and/or horror movie.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:00 PM
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For me the list would have to be -
Forrest Gump
Fried Green Tomatoes
Steel Magnolias
Sound of Music
The Big Country
To Kill A Mocking Bird
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