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I figured we could use a movie discussion thread like the television show thread. 

My wife and I just watched Christopher Robin last night.  Lovely movie, especially for those that cherished Winnie the Pooh as a child.  The movie did a good job of bringing these beloved friends to life and found a way to tie in all of the little things you remembered about the show.  Good story to follow as well.  The show was more funny than I thought it would be.  I chuckled the entire movie. Good, feel good watch. 

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1 hour ago, AUBwins said:

I figured we could use a movie discussion thread like the television show thread. 

My wife and I just watched Christopher Robin last night.  Lovely movie, especially for those that cherished Winnie the Pooh as a child.  The movie did a good job of bringing these beloved friends to life and found a way to tie in all of the little things you remembered about the show.  Good story to follow as well.  The show was more funny than I thought it would be.  I chuckled the entire movie. Good, feel good watch. 

My wife is a huge Winnie the Pooh fan. Thanks, looking forward to seeing it. With me it's the Toy Story movies I watched with my children when they were younger. I'm glad I've never grown up completely. Memories keep us young at heart. 

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I don't think I could narrow it down to a single favorite movie but there are several that are close. Movies that make me stop what I'm doing when I see them on television and watch a portion or even watch the rest of it. Remember the Titans, Cool Hand Luke, We Are Marshall, Tombstone, Coach Carter, Lean on Me, The Breakfast Club, Gran Torino, Hoosiers, The Big Chill. Sometimes it's hard to walk away when I suddenly remember that I was doing something before that I probably should finish. 

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The Wanderers, Outsiders, Class, Hang em High, Caddyshack, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dracula(Jack Palance), Point Break?

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Some good ones there.  If I had to narrow to top 3, it would be Rudy, Bloodsport, Field of Dreams. 

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4 minutes ago, AUBwins said:

Some good ones there.  If I had to narrow to top 3, it would be Rudy, Bloodsport, Field of Dreams. 

Just 3 is tough.....Cool Hand Luke for sure my #1.

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Funny and yet embarrassing story having grown up 70's/80's...........never watched any of the Raiders of the Lost Ark?

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17 minutes ago, kevon67 said:

Funny and yet embarrassing story having grown up 70's/80's...........never watched any of the Raiders of the Lost Ark?

I got the complete IJ series one Christmas and watched all of them.  Probably pretty cheap now. 

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3 hours ago, AUBwins said:

I got the complete IJ series one Christmas and watched all of them.  Probably pretty cheap now. 

I’d rather not admit that Crystal Skull exists. Truly cheapens the franchise. Premise anyway. 

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As far as my favorite movie of all time—Big Lebowski. I watch it probably no less than 3 times a year. 

Favorite franchise/universe is Alien/Predator. 

Aliens has to be the hands down best sequel of any movie franchise imho. 

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Goodfellas is my favorite movie. It's like Scorsese scoured my brain to figure out what the perfect movie for me is.

Stanley Kubrick and Francis Ford Coppola deserve all the praise they get, IMO. Ridley Scott, too.

High Plains Drifter, Cool Hand Luke, The Alamo... hell yeah.

Coen Brothers... every single movie. Even Burn After Reading. Millers Crossing is a slept-on masterpiece. 

I always enjoy watching Wes Anderson movies once. I don't often enjoy watching them much more than that. 

 

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20 hours ago, McLoofus said:

Goodfellas is my favorite movie. It's like Scorsese scoured my brain to figure out what the perfect movie for me is.

Stanley Kubrick and Francis Ford Coppola deserve all the praise they get, IMO. Ridley Scott, too.

High Plains Drifter, Cool Hand Luke, The Alamo... hell yeah.

Coen Brothers... every single movie. Even Burn After Reading. Millers Crossing is a slept-on masterpiece. 

I always enjoy watching Wes Anderson movies once. I don't often enjoy watching them much more than that. 

 

Goodfellas❤..........Casino and Bronx Tale❤...........have watched all 3 at least 10 times each.

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I was thinking just yesterday about all the "great" films and blockbusters I've seen that, even though I recognize their artistic achievement and/or popular appeal, once is enough. I never want to see them again. And then there are the movies I never want to see even once because I cannot stand the star.

One of the great movies I love and have watched many times (in all its re-release versions) is Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner."

I really liked "The Ninth Gate" which was different enough from the book it was based on (The Club Dumas) that I like both the book and the movie, although the movie eliminates an entire storyline completely.

"Young Frankenstein" is such fun, as is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

A holiday tradition in our house is "Hogfather" based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld book. It is the only holiday-related movie I can stand.

I thought "Ex Machina" was a masterly scifi movie.

"The Maltese Falcon" is irresistible to me.

And another of the "great movies" that I really like is Bogart/Bacall in "The Big Sleep." Have you seen the remake that starred Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles? An odd remake, but I watch just to watch Sarah Miles.

And for total absolute silliness (and gloriously shredding parody), I always turn to "Galaxy Quest."

 

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21 hours ago, AURex said:

I was thinking just yesterday about all the "great" films and blockbusters I've seen that, even though I recognize their artistic achievement and/or popular appeal, once is enough. I never want to see them again. And then there are the movies I never want to see even once because I cannot stand the star.

One of the great movies I love and have watched many times (in all its re-release versions) is Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner."

I really liked "The Ninth Gate" which was different enough from the book it was based on (The Club Dumas) that I like both the book and the movie, although the movie eliminates an entire storyline completely.

"Young Frankenstein" is such fun, as is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

A holiday tradition in our house is "Hogfather" based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld book. It is the only holiday-related movie I can stand.

I thought "Ex Machina" was a masterly scifi movie.

"The Maltese Falcon" is irresistible to me.

And another of the "great movies" that I really like is Bogart/Bacall in "The Big Sleep." Have you seen the remake that starred Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles? An odd remake, but I watch just to watch Sarah Miles.

And for total absolute silliness (and gloriously shredding parody), I always turn to "Galaxy Quest."

 

"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

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8 hours ago, AUld fAUx@ said:

"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

As AI develops, I think we will find out. Well, someone will. I think I'll be dead by the time AI advances that far.

It was originally just a short story. A lot of those really old (ahem) scifi stories/books are still quite relevant and fun reading today. I keep hearing rumors of more attempts to make a movie of Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy, but I fear it would be schlock like the various Asimov robot incarnations or the Clark Martian Chronicles efforts. And I've never been thrilled with the various efforts at Fahrenheit 451. Would there ever be a Heinlein "Stranger in a Strange Land" movie that was anything close to the impact of the original novel? But I think some better takes on Ursula LeGuin could be possible.

 

 

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On 8/19/2018 at 2:06 PM, AURex said:

I was thinking just yesterday about all the "great" films and blockbusters I've seen that, even though I recognize their artistic achievement and/or popular appeal, once is enough. I never want to see them again. And then there are the movies I never want to see even once because I cannot stand the star.

One of the great movies I love and have watched many times (in all its re-release versions) is Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner."

I really liked "The Ninth Gate" which was different enough from the book it was based on (The Club Dumas) that I like both the book and the movie, although the movie eliminates an entire storyline completely.

"Young Frankenstein" is such fun, as is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

A holiday tradition in our house is "Hogfather" based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld book. It is the only holiday-related movie I can stand.

I thought "Ex Machina" was a masterly scifi movie.

"The Maltese Falcon" is irresistible to me.

And another of the "great movies" that I really like is Bogart/Bacall in "The Big Sleep." Have you seen the remake that starred Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles? An odd remake, but I watch just to watch Sarah Miles.

And for total absolute silliness (and gloriously shredding parody), I always turn to "Galaxy Quest."

 

I like The Big Sleep too. I watch Bogart movies just like I will watch Eastwood movies. Just because they are in them. I'll check out the remake. Thanks. 

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20 hours ago, AURex said:

As AI develops, I think we will find out. Well, someone will. I think I'll be dead by the time AI advances that far.

It was originally just a short story. A lot of those really old (ahem) scifi stories/books are still quite relevant and fun reading today. I keep hearing rumors of more attempts to make a movie of Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy, but I fear it would be schlock like the various Asimov robot incarnations or the Clark Martian Chronicles efforts. And I've never been thrilled with the various efforts at Fahrenheit 451. Would there ever be a Heinlein "Stranger in a Strange Land" movie that was anything close to the impact of the original novel? But I think some better takes on Ursula LeGuin could be possible.

 

 

Alas, 

lot's failed attempts to capture Dune, as well, but

many of Mr. Dick's stories seem to have adapted OK.

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1 hour ago, AUld fAUx@ said:

Alas, 

lot's failed attempts to capture Dune, as well, but

many of Mr. Dick's stories seem to have adapted OK.

 

Ah, yes, Dune. A horrid example. Is there a worse actor than Kyle McLachlan? Well, yeah, Keanu Reeves. Lord help us if the two of them ever appear in a movie together. We will die a slow death of psychological torturous tedium.

 

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18 hours ago, Tiger Refuge said:

I have lots of “favorites”. However, one that I will always stop and watch....A River Runs Through It. I freaking love that movie.

Right there with you. 

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On 8/21/2018 at 10:22 PM, Tiger Refuge said:

I have lots of “favorites”. However, one that I will always stop and watch....A River Runs Through It. I freaking love that movie.

 

16 hours ago, Barnacle said:

Right there with you. 

Exceedingly chill and decent bros enjoy thoughtful, serene film. Film at 11:00.

(This was a compliment from a less chill and decent bro. Awesome movie. I would really love to go back to Montana some day.)

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31 minutes ago, McLoofus said:

I would really love to go back to Montana some day.

Bucket list. Really wanting to plan a trip out there to fish. 

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