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Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2007
3:22 AM

Post #3130072

I watched Catch Me If You Can with Tom Hanks and Leo Dicaprio for the 3rd time tonight. I just love love love incredibly smart movies and shows like this. It is especially refreshing to see movies about real people so Hollywood doesn't have to work so hard trying to just make remakes of old ideas.

Link to the actual character portrayed in the movie: http://www.abagnale.com/index2.asp

For good humor and clean romance I think The Princess Bride wins, hands down. I must have seen this movie 30 times since I was a kid!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
3:29 AM

Post #3130086

I saw your post and the first movie that came to mind was one I loved called Avalon. Must've come out in the early 90s maybe? Wonderful story, but I always cry when I watch it. I bet I've seen it a dozen times - always cry.
Deb
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2007
3:32 AM

Post #3130100

Do you remember any actors from it? Was it based on truth? Love story? Comedy?
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
3:46 AM

Post #3130137

Oh, sorry-shoud have said. Fiction. It was Armen Mueller-Stahl (sp?) and Aiden Quinn and a bunch of others. Family saga kind of thing. Kid remembering the stories his grandfather told him about how he and his brothers came to America, to Baltimore. Alot of it is very funny.
Deb
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2007
3:48 AM

Post #3130142

Sounds similar to Second-Hand Lions? That was a good one to!

Hard to believe but the only movie to make me cry was the latest version of King Kong...of course I was prego at the time so hormones were whacked, lol...but oh how I cried as he hangs off the bldg in the end!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
3:51 AM

Post #3130148

U have a very good excuse! However, I don't, and I cry at the weirdest things. The other night I cried at the end of a "Dr. Who" episode. ((Just between u and me and the internet.)) So embarrassing.

I should check out Second Hand Lions. I think it's on "free" cable, now. :)

Deb
PS/Most of the others that come to mind as ones I can watch over and over are pretty "vintage" stuff. Like,...mmm... Rear Window (suspense..Hitchcock), and ...mmm...Mame (comedy, not the musical version).

This message was edited Jan 27, 2007 11:57 PM
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2007
3:56 AM

Post #3130157

free cable...is that network tv?

yes yes second hand lions is a VERY GOOD clean cut movie.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #3132148

One I watch over and over is Vertigo. Love it. I also watch Casablanca, Miller's Crossing, The Philadelphia Story, Singin' In The Rain, Aliens and The Exorcist pretty regularly.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
9:01 PM

Post #3132287

Singin' In The Rain! Classic! Love that one. :)
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
9:22 PM

Post #3132340

Oddly enough, to some, mine is Almost Famous. Before that it was Happy Gilmore. lol
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
9:31 PM

Post #3132359

My all time favorite movie is The Color Purple. I could watch it again and again, but it is really long, so I don't. ;o)

I also really liked Catch Me If You Can...and just about anything else with Tom Hanks in it...except for Joe Versus the Volcano...I just couldn't sit through that one.

Loved The Princess Bride and Second Hand Lions!

I just watched The Lake House last night and is excellent!...but then I'm a hopeless romantic. I really loved The Notebook too!
Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2007
9:39 PM

Post #3132384

Gosh, there are a lot I'll sit and watch part of if they're on. In no real particular order, they're all some of my favorites. I'm beginning to see a theme here, so just about anything with Robin Williams or Gene Hackman. :)

Dirty Dancing
Good Morning Viet Nam
Heartbreak Ridge
Fried Green Tomatoes
Mr. Holland's Opus
Dead Poets Society
Patch Adams
Grumpy Old Men
The Birdcage
Mrs. Doubtfire
Mississippi Burning
Hoosiers
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
10:11 PM

Post #3132471

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, My Fair Lady, Layer Cake, Lions of Winter (orginal version) LadyHawke, Clerks

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2007
10:24 PM

Post #3132505

Yes! My Fair Lady. Another I just love is My Favorite Year with Peter O'Toole. Very funny.

..and speaking of P. O'Toole, I could also watch Lawrence of Arabia over and over, except that as MGH said bout her fave, it's too long. I do watch it from time to time.

Deb
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2007
3:27 AM

Post #3133597

Melissa, great list! We just watched Patch Adams recently. I'm putting The Birdcage on my list to rent!
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2007
3:33 AM

Post #3133610

Cyrano de Bergerac with Jose Ferrar
guardians
Thomson, GA

January 29, 2007
3:51 AM

Post #3133653

I think DH and I have watched Tombstone at least 30 times. I am a big Val Kilmer fan, and I think that was his very best role as Doc Holiday. I saw Dead Man Walking for the first time last week and I was stunned by the performances; very moving. Field of Dreams is another that we will watch again and again. And even DH likes a good cry in Steel Magnolias! Oh and how could I forget Pretty Woman!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 29, 2007
1:48 PM

Post #3134434

I've not seen many of the classics but loved Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady...it's the only thing I've seen her in but it sure was a good film!

I've not been able to sit all through Gone With the Wind yet.

mgh: sounds like we have the same tastes!

konkrete, I've not seen Almost Famous. But since you like it that well I am going to check it out!
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2007
2:10 PM

Post #3134505

TNN, it's not for everyone, but I loved it. I like it because I love music and have friends in bands.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 29, 2007
2:31 PM

Post #3134586

Most of my CD collection is movie sdtks for the variety!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2007
2:32 PM

Post #3134594

I used to adore scary movies. The scarier, the better. I read somewhere that an important reason why people liked scary movies was because in their deep subconscious, they didn't believe the plot/storyline was feasible or probable. (how many people have monsters coming out of their belly a la "Alien"?). Fantasy to people that watch these movies is safe; reality isn't.

However, today's scary movies seem a lot more realistic to me so I no longer watch anything that scares me, makes me cry or angry. Funny, romantic or inspiring is all that's of interest to me. A little suspense can be fun also.

Back to faves: any James Bond movie with R. Moore or S Connery
Clint Eastwood anything
Audrey Hepburn anything
Wm. Holden anything
Meet Joe Black (Brad Pitt in remake of Death takes a Holiday)
Dirty Dancing
Terms of Endearment
Empire Strikes Back
The Commitments
Bend It like Beckham
The Full Monty

Can't count how many times I've watched those. DH teases me saying I don't rewatch them because I like them, but because I forget them so they're like "new movies" to me. He's silly.

I really liked Little Miss Sunshine. If you haven't seen it, go to the show and enjoy yourself with this one. I hope it wins something at the Oscars this year.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 29, 2007
2:38 PM

Post #3134616

voss,

I have a terrible memory and can re-watch movies like Harry Potter and still say, "What's he gonna do now?" LOL! But movies that I've seen more than I can count on my hands (like The Princess Bride) I can narrate along with them. =)
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2007
4:45 PM

Post #3135116

Too funny, Tir!! My DH and I can narrate along with that one too!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 29, 2007
5:59 PM

Post #3135349

Mawridge...mawridge is what briinggs us togevar today. =) LOVE IT!!!!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2007
10:17 PM

Post #3136218

To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck - anything). :)
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2007
10:21 PM

Post #3136238

ahh I love to Kill a Mockingbird...
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2007
10:21 PM

Post #3136239

ahh I love to Kill a Mockingbird...
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2007
3:13 PM

Post #3152529

Napoleon Dynamite and Shrek I and II

I've seen all three more times than I have fingers. They always make me laugh. =)
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2007
3:25 PM

Post #3152575

You have to watch Napoleon Dynamite more than once to really appreciate it. The first time I kept thinking "this is SO stupid!" but then I laughed later.

Another movie I remembered last night that I like is Swing Kids.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2007
3:52 PM

Post #3152699

Good point konkrete about Napoleon. When we rented it I almost couldn't make it to the end. It ended and we said, "Goll that was so dumb!" Then the next day I caught DH watching it again. He said there must be something we missed. ROFLOL because it's given us tons of laughs since then!!!

One weird thing I noticed is I was thinking the movie was set back in the day, right...but then Kip is playing on the internet...so it can't be...but gotta love that 80's music at their school dance! EW!
LarissaH
Denton, TX
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #3152726

My list is a bit chick-flicky:

Practical Magic
Steel Magnolias
Love, Actually
Chicago
Moulin Rogue
When Harry Met Sally
French Kiss
The Birdcage
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2007
2:15 AM

Post #3154781

I LOVE "To Kill A Mockingbird"! One of my all time favorites.

Other favorites are:
"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"
"Dances With Wolves"
"Doctor Zhivago"
"Gone With The Wind"
"Lawrence of Arabia"
"North By Northwest"
"The Graduate"
"The Sound of Music"
"West Side Story"
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

February 4, 2007
2:58 AM

Post #3154888

In no particular order:

Meet Joe Black
Wedding Singer
Legends of the Fall (Pitt and Hopkins again, TKO cast)
The Edge
Housesitter (practically anything with Steve Martin)
Witches (with Anjelica Huston, delicious children's scarey movie)
Friday (only the first one, the rest are NOT funny)
The Terminator (plus the sequel, even T3 isn't bad)
BIG Drew Barrymore fan, so anything she's in, except ET (once every other year is plenty, LOL)
Napolean Dynamite
Donnie Darko
The Good Girl
It's a Wonderful Life (mandatory at Christmas)
Bad Santa (ditto)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Matchstick Men

mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2007
3:14 AM

Post #3154936

Oh, I LOVE Ferris Bueller's Day Off!!
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

February 4, 2007
3:28 AM

Post #3154969

mgh - OT question. Did you (or anyone here) ever catch the game show "Win Ben Stein's Money"? It was the guy who takes attendance in that monotone voice, very dry, ribald humor. Co-hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
LC2sgarden
Bolivar, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2007
3:56 AM

Post #3155072

The Bridges of Madison County
Somewhere In Time
Paint Your Wagons
Nicholas and Alexandrea
Miss Congeniality
Tremors, 1 2 and 3
Beautiful To Look At (from late 50's and beautiful gowns)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The Harvey Girls
Oklahoma
Almost anything with Gene Kelly or Judy Garland
Topper
Down Periscope
Any Which Way You Can
Any Which Way But Loose
and last but not least - Full Metal Jacket

My husbands favorites - anything with John Wayne
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2007
4:19 AM

Post #3155128

I never saw "Win Ben Stein's Money", but I know who Ben Stein is. "Anyone, anyone, anyone??" ;o)
LC2sgarden
Bolivar, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2007
4:37 AM

Post #3155170

Forgot to add:

Grease and Grease 2
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2007
3:14 PM

Post #3156172

I miss Ben Stein's Clear Eyes commercials. "Clear Eyes is awwwesome." LOL!

LC2: Grease 2 was actually good huh? I've never seen it and never heard anyone mention it! I was going to order the Grease 1 from Amazon...they have the special edition folks for like 11 bucks...the one with the faux leather jacket cover. SWEET. It's 45% off and cheaper than at Walmart.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2007
3:17 PM

Post #3156185

The Money Pit (Tom Hanks), makes me laugh every time. "We have a small problem in the kitchen. Nothing trivial."

If you're a home owner, it's very funny.

Deb
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2007
3:18 PM

Post #3156192

Deb,

I forgot that one. Loved it. Only seen it a couple times though. Wasn't it a beauty in the beginning! LOL!

Did anyone mention Dirty Dancing or Mannequin oh I love those!
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

February 5, 2007
6:36 PM

Post #3160350

I watch loads of films over and over, too many to list but they range from Hitchcock, Fred Astaire, Bruce Lee, Spielberg, Disney, Kurosawa, James Stewart - especially It's a Wonderful Life, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Bogart etc etc etc! Me and my sister used to quote lines from our favourite films ALL the time!
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

February 5, 2007
11:44 PM

Post #3161305

"i wish I had a million bucks - HeeHaw!"
bullnettle
Bastrop, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2007
2:43 PM

Post #3172103

The Searchers, African Queen, the first Star Wars, Outlaw Josie Wales, Serenity: those come to mind right off.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 9, 2007
2:45 PM

Post #3172114

Oh yeah! Josie Wales: "Diein' ain't much of a livin', boy." Great one.

phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 9, 2007
11:07 PM

Post #3173502

I vote for Air Force One Get Off of My Plane LOL
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2007
2:40 AM

Post #3174004

For Valentine's Day Wal-Mart has several 2 pack movies for only $10 each!!!! Some selections I picked up The Princess Bride special edition with actor interviews!!!!, Moulin Rouge, Ever After and some movie I've never heard of but will just give away LOL.
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

February 10, 2007
3:26 AM

Post #3174126

What is it? :-)

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2007
4:12 AM

Post #3174248

On Golden Pond
Terms of Endearment

JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2007
12:08 PM

Post #3174559

vossner mentioned "The Commitments". I LOVE this movie! You have to watch it at least twice, cause it takes that long to understand that Irish brogue!
O Brother, Where Art Thou...I don't know how many times DH and I have watched this, and laughed out loud every time.

Old classics...
Biscuit Eater
Lonely are the Brave
The Yearling
The titanic (the one with Barbara Stanwyck)
Caged...this is a wonderful tear-jerker
Stella Dallas (also Stanwyck)
Imitation of Life
A Star is Born

ANYTHING with Jimmy Cagney, but especially "Each Dawn I Die"
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

February 10, 2007
2:07 PM

Post #3174805

Yes Joan, O Brother Where Art Thou, is a classic! We liked it so much, we bought the soundtrack.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2007
4:24 PM

Post #3175142

It's an R movie so I won't watch it but has Hugh Grant/Andie McDougal and it's called 4 Weddings & a Funeral.
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

February 10, 2007
4:30 PM

Post #3175153

You don't watch R rated movies Tir Na Nog?
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2007
6:53 PM

Post #3175467

Prairie, I used to but decided to nix them from my lifestyle.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2007
8:47 PM

Post #3179021

I love the Coen Brothers. O Brother Where Art Thou is a gem, as is The Big Lebowski. I roar with laughter every time I re-watch it.

Oh jeez Joan I don't think I could watch The Yearling again - I always bawl my eyes out!
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 12, 2007
12:15 AM

Post #3179776

And Raising Arizona is a hoot, too!
We went by the Rawlings cracker house, I was trying to tell DH which book she wrote, and he said "are you crying"? all I have to do is think about it!
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2007
12:29 AM

Post #3179828

No matter how many times I watch Blazing Saddles, Ruthless People, or Caddyshack, I still laugh the whole time I'm watching.

No matter how many times I see Gallipoli, I cry uncontrollably at the end.

My favorite serious movie is The Godfather -- I and II. Godfather III was a dud.

My favorite all-round movie for watching countless times is Steel Magnolias: so funny and so sad.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2007
12:52 AM

Post #3179921

Ruthless People has always been on my list too!! I crack up out loud every time I watch it! I like The Ref too. Watched Swing Kids again this weekend. I love the music during the dancing scenes.
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2007
1:11 AM

Post #3179967

love Steel Magnolias...lol my sister and I can just look at each other and say "Why of course you can!" Another one is Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Also like Gigi (musical) and have seen it at least 50 times...Others are Shawshank Redemption, Shindlerslist, Pulp Fiction (LOVE IT!!!) Reservoir Dogs...
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #3179979

'The In-Laws', the first one, with Alan Arkin & Peter Faulk,.
'M*A*S*H',

And in the definitely not G rated category:
'The Usual Suspects', and 'Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels'.

Deb
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2007
1:17 AM

Post #3179990

ohh yeah...Anything with Jason Statham *drool*
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 12, 2007
1:47 AM

Post #3180087

How could I forget:

Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Chronicles of Narnia
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 13, 2007
3:27 AM

Post #3183693

Oh, The Usual Suspects...I don't know how many times I've watched it, and see something new every time!
and L. A. Confidential...loved it. First movie I remember seeing Russell Crowe in.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

February 13, 2007
3:42 AM

Post #3183722

Oh my goodness, everyone keeps adding my favorites! Love The Godfather movies (and agree that III was a dud). I never tire of The Usual Suspects - brilliant, and I love Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. I'd never seen Caddyshack until recently, what a hoot. LA Confidential is a favorite too (I love James Ellroy's novels).
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 13, 2007
3:49 AM

Post #3183736

Romancing The Stone
Arsenic and Old Lace
Yours, Mine, and Ours (the original)
Princess Bride
Miss Congeniality
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The Harvey Girls
It's A Wonderful Life
Miracle On 34th Street
White Christmas
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Harry Potter
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 13, 2007
9:42 PM

Post #3185900

Arsenic and Old Lace...another laugh out loud movie for me! And what about "Bringing Up Baby"? Carey Grant was wonderful in those kind of parts.
And wasn't he in Penny Serenade, which was a tear-jerker, not his usual stuff. Or was that called Pennies from Heaven? Guess I'd better Google it!
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 13, 2007
9:44 PM

Post #3185906

http://www.amazon.com/Penny-Serenade-Irene-Dunne/dp/630591463X
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 13, 2007
10:16 PM

Post #3185986

I like House Boat, too.
larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2007
10:41 PM

Post #3186048

i believe it's penny serenade w/cary grant...

four weddings and a funeral is one of my favorites...i believe i even had three copies at one time!

looks like a lot of people have ecclectic taste:

laura
ghost & mrs muir
portrait of jenny
wizard of oz

now voyager

dirty dancing
grease
ghost
always

high anxiety
history of the world
blazing saddles
young frankenstein

rustlers' rhapsody
silverado

la femme nikita (the original french film...not the remake with bridgette fonda)
the professional
replacement killers

sliding doors
shakespeare in love

high plains drifter (pretty much anything clint eastwood)

thin man series

anything katherine hepburn; audrey hepburn; cary grant; judy garland; meg ryan; hugh grant

musicals

the vanishing (original danish version)

hard to remember other names since most are packed up

i don't like typical horror/slasher movies...never have...i do like suspenseful movies




jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 14, 2007
3:14 AM

Post #3186840

I forgot to add Wizard of Oz I was surprised no one had mentioned it yet, and then I forgot until I was reading your post, larlienda.

I also didn't include Two Weeks Notice.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2007
3:26 AM

Post #3186881

Toy Story and Toy Story 2! A Bug's Life, Karate Kid
larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2007
11:31 AM

Post #3187340

i forgot most julia roberts & sandra bolluck movies too

with my young ones i find shrek & shrek 2 can run all the time and i don't get tired of them
right now it's land before time 1 - 7 and i can get tired of those :-)
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2007
11:57 AM

Post #3187373

LOL on Land Before Time, I loved the original as a kid. And can still enjoy a great kids movie! (Wouldn't want to see versions 2-7,8,9...though, to much).

What about all the Disney cartoons? I've watched and still watch those several times each. The best (funniest one with lots of adult humor) is The Emporers New Groove. I LOL every time!!!! I think almost anything David Spade is in it funny.
larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2007
12:07 PM

Post #3187395

i'm going to have to rotate in some of the disney to break up shouts of "SHARP TOOTH!!!!"

may try a couple of shirley temple...all three love singing and dancing

i've enjoyed adam sandler's movies & a lot of drew barrymore's (sp)

i can't believe i forgot groundhog's day!!!!

i also love drop dead fred...i think it's hysterical & as goofy as it is has a powerful self-esteem theme
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2007
12:10 PM

Post #3187405

ROFLOL OH MY GOSH "SHARP TOOTH" that is a RIOT! Your kiddos are SO CUTE! Hehehe.

I like Adam Sandler for the most part...some of his movies can be to crude with the language. Drew is a sweetheart. Just watched her in Ever After. She seems so wholesome in her parts.
larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2007
12:13 PM

Post #3187415

I like that movie too as well as never been kissed

it's difficult with language any more...if i know what to expect that's one thing, but the rating system is virtually meaningless anymore...

my older daughter who is 5 has even yelled out "sharp tooth" when her occupational therapist comes to get her at the rehab center!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2007
12:22 PM

Post #3187448

=) on the sharp tooh...be cute at the dentists!

I agree on the ratings. Was surprised Howard Hughes movie PG13!!!!! Was forced to watch it by my brother who declared it one of the best movies ever.
larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2007
12:29 PM

Post #3187474

i missed that one!

the ratings are definitely lacking & have changed over the years...i'm ok with people doing whatever they want in movies (as long as not illegal type of content) but the ratings & description should let you know

i remember going to see angel heart at the theaters...it was advertised as a mickey spillane type of detective movie...i was basically traumatized by the content...at that time i was at the age of not realizing i could just walk out & i know my friend didn't want to...after 20 years or so i'm over it

i did watch blair witch project against advice from a good friend who has a great sense for what i can watch or not...should've listened, but i've handled that better & i'm impacted in dreams every once in a while
PeggieK
Claremore, OK
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2007
6:33 AM

Post #3204029


We just watched 'Signs' with Mel Gibson again the other night. Still good and suspensful.

I love 'The Coalminers Daughter' with Sissy Spacek. I love the story of Loretta Lynns life and could watch it over and over. Can't resist those 'rags to riches' stories.

'For the Love of the Game' with Kevin Kausner , (think I spelled his name wrong)

'Million Dollar Baby' ...made me cry like a baby.

Recently went to see 'The Pursuit of Happyness", with Will Smith. Very good. So touching and encouraging. Could watch it over and over.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2007
1:16 PM

Post #3204431

How 'bout 'Roxanne' (Steve Martin). :)
larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2007
2:06 PM

Post #3204564

"Roxanne" is awesome & i really liked "All of Me" a lot too!
guardians
Thomson, GA

February 20, 2007
2:22 AM

Post #3206829

My Cousin Vinny - is one of our favs. Specially since DH is a Vinny from Philly and I am a Southern Belle that takes great pride in her grits. No self respecting Southerner cooks instant grits!

Weekend at Bernies - another one I love when I need a good belly laugh.
snipe
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 6, 2007
4:25 PM

Post #3253891

I guess I like the older ones myself.

Top of the list.
Kelly's Heros (Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalos, Don Rickels, Donald Sutherland.)

Operation Petty Coat (Cary Grant, Tony Curtis)

Once Upon A Time In The West (Henry Fonda, Jason Robard, ? ran out of brain)

My Name Is Nobody

Modern has got to be Matrix.
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2007
9:55 PM

Post #3254868

My name is Nobody...is that the one with Terence Stamp (I think that was his name) with the gorgeous blue eyes???
snipe
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 7, 2007
12:46 PM

Post #3256895

Yes he's the one JoanMN. There were two more after that one without Fonda but were not as good.

Don
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

March 7, 2007
1:13 PM

Post #3256989

Anyone remember seeing this made-for-TV movie about 1990 something:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113195/

Children of the Dust with a star cast including: Sydney Poitier, Farrah Fawcett, Joanna Going, etc.

It was my favorite TV movie of all time but apprarently it's never been available to buy. =( Just wondered if anyone else had seen it. Still sticks with me today!
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 8, 2007
3:00 AM

Post #3259655

Tir,

You can buy it here...it was also billed as A Good Day To Die:

http://www.amazon.com/Good-Day-Die-Sidney-Poitier/dp/6305645450/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-0273109-4932058?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1173326341&sr=1-1
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
3:01 PM

Post #3260744

Thx! I got excited about this until I read the first review:

Quoting:As the four hour Children of the Dust on television, this was an exciting and poignant story. However, for the video and DVD release, it was edited down to just two hours. Too many of the important scenes were cut, and what was left made almost no sense. I want the complete movie on DVD!


Guess I'm left with watching it by memory. =)
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 8, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #3260994

That's too bad!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
5:32 PM

Post #3261166

I KNOW IT. =(
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2007
7:24 PM

Post #3268312

Just saw this thread...

I've got to heartily agree with:
Paint Your Wagons
Two Weeks Notice
Rustler's Rhapsody
The Princess Bride
Second-Hand Lions
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Audrey Hepburn in anything...
and there were several others I was agreeing with but don't want to scroll back up. lol

I also want to add Bedazzled, Singles Ward, Fiddler on the Roof, and Sahara ; D
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2007
7:25 PM

Post #3268315

Oh, and I also really loved Office Space, but it had some pretty foul parts so I ordered a copy from Clean Films, where they take out all the nasty parts. One of my favorite movies now. ; D
LC2sgarden
Bolivar, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2007
5:19 AM

Post #3272548

Anything with Gene Kelly in it. That man had the best buns I have ever seen on a man and boy could he dance, sing, act, etc. None of the "actors" today could hold him a candle light. LIZ
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

March 12, 2007
2:29 PM

Post #3273097

cjolene...singles ward, hehe. I liked the RM.

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2007
7:44 AM

Post #3378261

I made a mistake and watched "Fidler on the Roof" the other day and now have all the songs stuck on my brain ipod and they are continually cycling.
The music is great, but the delivery devine. It gives me shivers when the papa sings "If I were a rich man"
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 11, 2007
3:27 PM

Post #3379927

LOL!!!! The songs definitely stick... ; D I had to get the soundtrack so I wasn't watching that dang movie all the time!!!
girlgroupgirl

April 11, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #3381459

Anything with Sidney Poitier! (Sr, that is)

GGG
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2007
2:26 AM

Post #3400379

11 Favorites of note:
Bladerunner
Gladiator
Braveheart
Matrix (all 3)

2nd degree favorites:
Troy
Alien
Starwars
Armageddon

Oldies:
The Wild Bunch
How the West Was Won
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly



This message was edited Apr 17, 2007 1:38 AM
GiddyMoon
Carmichael, CA

April 30, 2007
1:54 PM

Post #3447544

Groundhogs Day...get it..HAH!

Anything Bill Murray.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2007
2:10 AM

Post #3494653

What a fun thread!

Off the top of my head, movies I can watch over
and over and over and...

The Color Purple

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

My Cousin Vinny
(Much to the chagrin of my family, I have most of the script well memorized)

Heaven Can Wait

Lord of the Rings (Viggo, be still, my heart!)

Midnight Express

Driving Miss Daisy

The Women of Brewster Place

Waiting to Exhale

Kid movies:
Mousehunt, Finding Nemo, Matilda

More as I can think of them.


This message was edited Jan 27, 2008 10:08 AM
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2007
3:32 AM

Post #3494922

lol mine is Cool Hand Luke "What we have here is a failure to communicate"(drives the DH nuts when I quote it) Since he didn't grow up watching American movies much he doesn't get them. LOL took him forever to get "Say hello to my little friend"
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 14, 2007
10:29 PM

Post #3497336

Cool Hand Luke...that movie is the truest to the book of any movie I've ever seen. I LOVE it!
Phrago
Coldwater, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2007
2:30 PM

Post #3523250

All of me
Matrix
Man with Two Brains (I can't believe nobody mentioned that one)
Tremers
V for Vendetta
300 (see this at the IMAX)
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Death Race 2000 (featuring Sly Stone as a dough boy!)
Kill Bill 1 & 2
Sleepy Hollow
Big Fish (amazing film)
Charade
Buster Keaton in anything but definitly The General
Underworld
Sin City
5th Element
Victor/Victoria
Harry Potter (all)
Ultra Violet
City of Angels
Stigmata
Big
Godzilla (the new one)
Anything by Hitchcock
Clockwork Orange
The Nineth Gate
Little Nickie
Contact
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Appolo 13

Gosh, there are so many others
Nothing with John Wayne!



larlienda
Strasburg, VA
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2007
2:32 PM

Post #3523259

man with two brains is great...i can't believe i didn't remember it!!!
Phrago
Coldwater, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2007
2:56 PM

Post #3523318

Yea, I love it when Steve Martin licks his palms making suction cups and crosses the outside Hotel wall hanging by his hands to rescue Kathyrn Turner from the next room balcony, too funny!
And her famous line:
"Its too bad your dying from a heart attack , when I'm so young and HOT!!!"
Let's not forget Merv Griffin's cameo appearance...
hehehehehe

This message was edited May 22, 2007 10:57 AM
bernrice
Ocean Springs, MS
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2007
1:26 AM

Post #3555136

Breaking Away (with a really young Dennis Quaid) -- awesome biking movie taking place in Indiana, was up for Academy award against Kramer v. Kramer in '79 -- great movie! Cinzano!

Heart and Souls (1993, Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgewick) funny, cute, another great one.
alicewho
North Augusta, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2007
3:54 PM

Post #3707036

Driving Miss Daisy is one that I've seen a couple dozen times and never get tired of.
And any of the Godfather movies. "Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in."
Alice

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2007
9:59 PM

Post #3712044

We watched "The Peaceful Warrior" last night and this goes on my list of movies I want to watch over again. I love Nick Nolte.

June
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2007
1:32 AM

Post #3721304

'While you were Sleeping' Romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock
"Oscar" Comedy with Sylvester Stallone
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 11, 2007
3:38 AM

Post #3722159

Many years ago, DH and I tried "Top 10 Movies"...had to change to Top 20...then changed to Top 20 in each category...Did the same with books and music. Didn't watch a lot of tv at that time, and it always got us talking...go off on different tangents that each favorite would make us think about.

My favorite conversation starter: So, Did Rhett ever take Scarlet back?

I can and do watch these everytime I see them in channel surfing or for any other reason:

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Star Wars (the original)
The Terminal
Anything with Humphrey Bogart or James Cagney
To Kill a Mockingbird
and of course (I do live on an island) Jaws
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

July 13, 2007
4:35 PM

Post #3731812

Fun thread! I recognize 99% - what does that mean?

Did anyone mention Calendar Girls - "I think we are going to need bigger buns." Such a sweet movie.
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2007
6:16 PM

Post #3732141

I just finished watching 'Astronaut Farmer' on DISh [PAY FOR view]. what a great movie. I add this to my favorite repeats.
Linda
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 13, 2007
8:45 PM

Post #3732617

Oh thank you Linda...I have an opportunity to watch that this weekend, so now I will.
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2007
11:07 PM

Post #3733133

You will enjoy it. Great family movie. It encourages us to dream and see them thru no matter the obstacles that get in the way.
Linda
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 11, 2007
6:59 AM

Post #4283293

Indochine with Catherine Deneuve...hauntingly beautiful...costuming fantastic.
edited to add:
As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt

This message was edited Dec 11, 2007 8:12 AM
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2007
9:01 AM

Post #4283355

Almost all of the above are my favorites, too! But I think ya'll forgot a couple...LOL

Outrageous Fortune (Bette Midler & Shelly Long)
Fargo
The Odd Couple (original)
The Sound of Music
Last of the Dogmen

And I love just about all of Barbara Streisand's movies, especially Yentle, On a CLear Day, Prince of TIdes, The Mirror Has Two Faces, What's Up Doc.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 11, 2007
7:07 PM

Post #4284625

I know all these movies! LOL Most are faves.

Without fail, I will watch these when they're on...

Escape From New York
Fifth Element
Lord of the Rings (all 3)
The Dark Crystal
Independence Day
The Lost Boys
The Bone Collector
Tomb Raider (both)
anything from Disney
Star Wars (all)
Star Trek (all)
Star Gate
Innerspace
any Hammer film

This is fun! Thanks for starting it!
bernrice
Ocean Springs, MS
(Zone 8b)

December 12, 2007
2:30 AM

Post #4286112

Will forever love the Sound of Music
other all time favorites -- Breaking Away with young Dennis Quaid
Heart and Souls with Robert Downey Jr.
Immortal Beloved with Gary Oldman and Isabella Rosellini
Big Night with Tony Shalhoub is another good one -- got me hooked on Louis Prima music (Isabella Rosellini's in this one too) -- makes you want to eat italian food!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 16, 2007
8:56 PM

Post #4301235

You have all mentioned so many I like - from the funny to the weird...
On Golden Pond, Terms of Endearment (I cry), Steel Magnolisa (I cry), BIG, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Chicago ( A BIG favorite!), oldie Dr Zhivago (fell in love with Omar Sharif), O Brother Where Art Thou (LOVE the music), Pulp Fiction (you and me, araness), Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, Blazing Saddles (I laugh just thinking about it!), My Cousin Vinny, Second-Hand Lions, As Good As it Gets, and the family favorite: Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail (Run away! Run away!) which my sons can quote from memory. Always cracks us up when they start in - with proper Bristish accents, of course.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
4:01 AM

Post #4302738

Oh, CeeJayTown...LOL

"What is your quest?" "I seek the grail." "What... is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 17, 2007
6:05 AM

Post #4303093

An African or a European Swallow?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
1:12 PM

Post #4303379

What? I don't know that! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...
slowtornado
Belle Plaine, KS

December 25, 2007
1:54 AM

Post #4325295

A Fish called Wanda
The Indian in the Cupboard
Dirty Dancing
Working Girl
Pretty Woman
The Wizard of OZ
Rear Window (the old one)
Dune (w/Kyle M)
True Lies
The Fugitive (w/H. Ford)
Hard Promises
More? probably, yes without a doubt!
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

December 26, 2007
8:07 PM

Post #4328857

DirtyDancing (Ghost) O brother where art thou R atittilli Wild hogs Home Alone1 2 3 Mouse Hunt
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2007
9:22 PM

Post #4329057

I generally will not watch a movie more than once, but I can not count how many times I have watched "The Out- of Towners" with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. It is hilarious , no matter how many times I have seen it!!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 18, 2008
5:31 PM

Post #4420664

LOL, that's a good review for out-of-towners if you won't watch other movies more than once!

thinking this thread is so relevant given todays limited TV choices. no new shows due to strike, lots of game shows and reality TV.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2008
10:23 PM

Post #4421928

I Just saw The Bucket List, and I want to see it again. Only then can I determine if I would see it over and over... But it was sure a good movie!! Best I've seen in a long, long time. I highly recommend it!
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #4425145

I've been wanting to watch the bucket list.I like Jack Nickoson & Morgan FreemanI like The green Mile.Too
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4425389

I liked the Green Mile too, but I'd read the book and knew when to avert my eyes, and put my hands over my ears!!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #4426344

I have to add "Phenomenon" to my list. I just watched that after not having watched it for a very long time. I think I'll watch it again tonight! :o)
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 20, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4426902

I just re-watched "A Walk in the Clouds"...seen it 3 or 4 times. The movie is a little sappy, but I adore Anthony Quinn and the movie itself is just sooooooo beautiful! I grew up near Napa, and it always reminds me of happy days in my childhood. Just gorgeous.
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #4430280

I do watch these over and over, starting with A Walk in the Clouds, Practical Magic,Steel Magnolias, Chicago,
Moulin Rogue,When Harry Met Sally,French Kiss,The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, You've Got Mail, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, any of the M. Night Shamalan movies. And probably a few hundred titles I can't think of right now!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

January 20, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4430450

Arthur I (the second one was not as good)
Scarface
Enemy Mine
Greystoke
Sleepless in Seattle
and one really old one "I want to live"
When Harry met Sally

There are several more, but my memory is lost right now..
susancva
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #4449027

Dirty Dancing
The Notebook
Titanic (older versions)
Pretty Woman
and some older classics, too many to name or recall at this moment.

Susan


Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

January 25, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #4453742

The Bucket List was good I also liked the movie No Copuntry for Old Men .It was execellen t but kind of sick if you like sico movies
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4453757

I wanted to see No Country for Old Men because it was filmed here in New Mexico. But now I wonder, what do you mean by sico? If you can say without spoiling the plot?
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

January 25, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #4453839

I can't say without spoiling the movie I t didn't have a good ending
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #4454499

I really enjoyed No Country for Old Men, and love that the ending was one that made you think and not the norm spoon fed Hollywood ending. Love Tommy Lee Jones, I think he's gonna be my new fav sexy old guy. Sorry Sean you had to get bumped one of these days...
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4454565

Nahhhh...I love Tommy Lee too, very much, but no one...but NO ONE is as ultimately cool and sweet and sexy as Sean...NO ONE!

Have you seen the Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada? Very interesting movie!
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #4454582

I did, and liked it also...although I must say I'd have extracted a much harsher punishment. LOL I watched the movie on video (we live in small town Texas that only gets mainstream movies) with the DH and was making him act as translator for the Spanish.
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #4454593

Sean who?
Linda
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #4454597

ROTFL. You beat me!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #4454606

Oh Pluh-eeesssseee...there is only one SEAN! Connery of course!!!!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #4454630

Well, there's Sean whatsisname - that was once married to Madonna. Puke.
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #4455013

I will agree Sean has ALWAYS been handsome. I saw him in one of first movies. He has aged beautifully. LOL
Linda
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2008
3:30 AM

Post #4455037

Oh, yeah! Sigh...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2008
4:26 AM

Post #4455278

I recently re-watched The Hunt For Red October. The scene at the end when he and Alec Baldwin are talking. That part gets me every time. Two handsome men in the dark of night. (A sigh from me)
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
5:10 AM

Post #4455395

Ceejay - you mean Sean Penn? I didn't like him at first either...but after watching so much that he has done over the years, I must admit that he is a very talented actor, and a gifted director as well. I feel as though I did him a disservice when he was younger.

Loved Hunt! And Darby O'Gill and the Little People, his first, totally sold me on this incredible gorgeous Welsh actor!!!! Never have gotten over my first crush on him!
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2008
5:40 AM

Post #4455451

I didn't like Sean Penn when he was younger but after Mystic River, 21 Grams, I Am Sam, Dead Men Walking, I've changed my mind. He's really come into his own.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2008
5:56 AM

Post #4455486

But I've never seen those movies because Sean Penn was in them. LOL!
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2008
9:28 AM

Post #4455697

Sean Penn is a wonderful actor and director. I admire him very much.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #4458011

Ceejay - You may want to give these a chance...they are all excellent movies.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 26, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #4458025

I'm only 28 but don't recall any movie previews Penn may have been in that looked interesting to me. What's been his most recent movie?

I only knew about him when he married Princess Buttercup. :) (But they are getting divorced now).
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #4458119

I am SO old. Who's Princess Buttercup?

I understand what you all are saying. I really don't see many movies, and if they are depressing, I avoid them. Usually. But I have to admit, not liking him early on has certainly influenced me. And then there are those whom I used to like, but I don't like anymore - like Tom Cruise. Fortunately, the last movie I saw him in was Magnolia, and I detested it. Please, no hate mail...
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4458128

His most recent in theaters was All the King's Men...a remake of the earlier movie based on the Warren novel about politics in the South.

He won the oscar for Best Actor for Mystic River - which was a disturbing but fantastic movie. He's won over 30 awards, and been nominated for over 30 others, so SOMEBODY thinks his work is good.

I think his first was Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but most of his work has been in dramatic roles.

An actor that does not rely on "pretty-boy looks" but on talent.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 26, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #4458142

No worries Ceejay...no hate mail, I've NEVER liked Tom Cruise! (Please, do not throw stones!). My DH used to detest John Travolta, called him John Revolting. Now, he will watch just about anything with JT in it! Even Hairspray!!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #4458244

JT has grown so much since he began. I really liked him in Pulp Fiction. Yes, I am weird!

LOL! I really have to agree with you on this one re Sean Penn: 'An actor that does not rely on "pretty-boy looks" but on talent." I've been thinking about this and I guess I just don't like him as a person.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #4458365

Sean Penn's most recent movie was "Into the Wild", but directed it, and does not act in it.

What do i watch again and again?

The Philadephia Story (i have watched so many times that i know it almost by heart.)
Camelot - i love every version of this story. i cry every time - in the book, the movie, or the stage musical - Arthur says "For one brief, SHINING moment..." and was anyone ever more beautiful than Vanessa Redgrave in one of the last epic movie musicals?
My Fair Lady
Labyrinth
Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (one of the only modern-dress versions of Shakespeare that WORKS.)
How to Steal a Million - Audrey Hepburn. Peter O'Toole. Hysterically funny. I'll never know why everyone hasn't seen this!
my recent obsession:
The Conformist - an italian movie recently (finally) made available on DVD in its original, non-dubbed, form. One of the most beautifully shot movies i have ever seen. Directed by Bertolucci, cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.

and, signs of when i grew up:
Pretty in Pink (i loved Duckie, even if Andie didn't...)
The Breakfast Club
Earth Girls are Easy (i wanted to be Julie Brown!)

i know i am forgetting something obvious...

amy
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Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 27, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #4458465

Amy...agree with nearly your whole list!
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4458483

: )
i love validation!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 27, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4458497

Princess Buttercup *gasp* watch The Princess Bride

I used to like John Travolta but man he's gotten strange since Grease. LOL.

Always like Tom Hanks. Always a clean cut guy.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2008
5:42 AM

Post #4459389

One comment on Sean Penn. He looks like my ex used to. Can't stand either one, now! LOL
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 27, 2008
12:15 PM

Post #4459688

ROFLOL! That'd do it!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #4461428

It certainly did! The man looks nothing like him now. He got... a little overweight and hairier. Yuck! But, then, so did I. Not the hairy part but the other! LOL
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #4461906

LOL, kwanjin!!

Oh - THAT Princess Buttercup. I loved "The Princess Bride". :-D I could watch that one again, too.

The only movie that Tom Hanks has been in that I didn't see was Saving Private Ryan, and that is only because I can't watch that kind of movie. He is a fantastic actor, and always makes a good movie. IMHO

I actually like John Travolta better, now that he has become "weird". He has a lot more substance now. But I loved him in Urban Cowboy, when he was first starting out, too. (And I was a whole lot younger.) So handsome with that dimple...
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 27, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4461918

:) You must have thought he married real royalty. What an accomplishment for Hollywood!
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

January 27, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #4462026

I'd like to see Mad money with Diane Keaton.The Previews I saw looked like it would be a good one.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 27, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4462101

Wouldn't be the first time hollywood married royalty! And that brings to mind another good movie... Alfred hitcock's "Rear Window" (Grace Kelly)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4462802

How about The Ten Commandments? Someone else I can always watch is Susan...and then my mind went blank. Beautiful girl with dark hair. Help me!

And Katherine Hepburn, Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert. Claudette was originally in line to play Scarlett O'Hara.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
2:34 AM

Post #4462841

Love Kathrine Hepburn, but always wanted to look like Audrey Hepburn!

What age bracket is your Susan? Susan Sarandon came to mind...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #4462862

1940's.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2008
2:42 AM

Post #4462909

Oh yeah, the 10 Commandments! Who hasn't seen that a billion times! I was so sad to hear the actress who played Moses's wife (and in the Adams Family) died in recent years.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
2:44 AM

Post #4462923

Yvonne De Carlo. I miss her, too.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
3:05 AM

Post #4463034

Susan Hayward! Took me forever to research that one as I couldn't remember one movie she was in! LOL
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
3:06 AM

Post #4463041

Susan Hayward had red hair. I can't think of another Susan...
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #4463049

Posted at the same time. So you were thinking of Susan Hayward, correct?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
3:08 AM

Post #4463050

She had dark hair in a couple but she's the one I was thinking of.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
3:13 AM

Post #4463083

I had Susan Hayward paper dolls... When I was little, I thought she was like a queen. My aunt would buy those movie magazines, and I would look through them for her.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
3:17 AM

Post #4463096

That must have been fun for you.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #4463123

I just thought movie stars were royalty. Dumb little kid... Did anybody else here play with paper dolls? Kids don't do that anymore.

Oops. Off topic. Take it back, TNN...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4463129

ROTFLOL
mysterypoodle
Toddville, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #4463139

The Court Jester ("The Pellet With the Poison's In the Chalice From the Palace...")
The Inspector General ("But First... We Dance!)
Gay Purree (animated tale of cats, but voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons...Great songs!)
Any Mel Brooks
Any Monty Python
Any Cary Grant comedy
The Jaws movies. I don't know why, I just like to have them on when I'm doing housework.
Best In Show
Chicago
Animal House
Funny Farm ("Cue the Deer!")
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
3:34 AM

Post #4463182

Aw - You like to laugh!! Good choices, IMHO.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2008
3:43 AM

Post #4463222

court jester - absolutely
and the secret life of walter mitty.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2008
4:02 AM

Post #4463324

Did anyone ever see A Fine Mess with Ted Danson, Howie Mandel and Richard Mulligan? It's been a long time, but we can't watch that (have it on tape) without rolling on the floor laughing. I HAVE seen that one over and over again...
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2008
7:38 AM

Post #4463866

These are some of the movies I can't resist watching. If they come on TV, I'll pretty much stop whatever I'm doing to watch. There are a lot of great movies that I see once but they're too grim to watch again. But this list I watch again and again.

Some of my favorite oldies are:
Mr. Skeffington - my favorite Bette Davis movie (with Claude Raines) 1944
Top Hat - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers 1935 (we always watch it on New Years Eve)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town - Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur (one of my all time favorites)
Notorious - Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman, 1946 - great Hitchcock
The Shop Around the Corner - Jimmy Stewart & Margaret Sullavan, 1940
Holiday - Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn, 1938
Random Harvest - Greer Garson & Ronald Coleman, 1942

Newer:
As Good as it Gets - funny & uplifting
The Wedding Singer - funny & sweet
Notting Hill - excellent romantic comedy
The Station Agent - quiet, sweet, charming
Magnolia - maybe not for everyone's taste but I love it. It is fascinating. It touches on so many human foibles but is ultimately very hopeful.
About a Boy - Hugh Grant at his best.
I Love You to Death - Kevin Kline, Tracy Ullman, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, What's not to love?
Hero - Dustin Hoffman, hilarious and touching
How to Steal a Million - Audrey Hepburn, luminous Peter OToole, sexy
Pride and Prejudice (pretty much every version ever filmed)
Must love Dogs - John Cusack & Diane Lane, This one really reminds me of the old time romantic comedies of the 30's and 40's
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - excellent FUN

Those are just a few that come to mind.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #4463956

I had paper dolls. :) Oh wait, no one asked me that. ;)
mysterypoodle
Toddville, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2008
12:18 PM

Post #4464012

Pride and Prejudice -- good call! And The Importance of Being Ernest, especially the original film version. "I've never had a brother -- not even of any kind!" It's so funny that the gal who played prim Cecily was a space vixen in Barbarella -- with that distinctive voice. I wonder what ever happened to her?

It sounds like everyone here is pretty much a Princess Bride fan -- and rightfully so! I may be the only person in the world not to realize this, but during the "marriage" scene at the end of Three Men and a Little Lady, is Ted Danson basically doing the scene from The Princess Bride? "Mawiage is what bwings us togevuh"

And I have to put in a word for The Man Who Knew Too Much with Bill Murray. For anyone who hasn't seen it, he goes to England and takes a "murder mystery tour," only, unbeknownst to him, he hooks up with actual criminals instead of the tour group. So there's all this action and suspense, but he plays it the whole time like it's just a game. Too funny.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #4464925

Another funny one I could watch a few more times is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4465175

How could I forget Room with a View - romantic, funny, sweet and just full of delightful characters - really an extraordinary film.

Also, An Ideal Husband, from the Oscar Wilde play. Stars Rupert Everett, Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Julianne Moore

The Long Hot Summer - Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward

We're No Angels - 1955 - Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray as prisoners who escape from Devil's Island and wind up helping a family they had planned to rob. Oh this movie is so funny - I just love it. This is a must see!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #4465188

I remember that one! It was funny! Thanks for the reminder. I have it and MUST see it again!
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #4465573

wow... yay Chris!
another fan of How to Steal a Million!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 28, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4465934

Chris - I didn't think there were anymore We're No Angels fans left!!! DH and I have been collecting Bogie movies forever, so our kids grew up with them...Youngest daughter's (now 33) favorite Christmas movie was We're No Angels!! "Okay boys, we're gonna slit their throats...but not till after we do the dishes." And we all love Adolph!

Another favorite scene from a movie: In Rick's Cafe American - the old German couple --
"What watch? Six watch. Such much???"

Mysterypoodle - that Bill Murray movie was "The Man Who Knew Too Little". Too Much was an Alfred Hitchcock movie that he did twice, and was very serious. Just didn't want anyone getting confused.
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #4466020

I bet We're no Angels plays just as well today as it did 53 years ago. Everyone we ever watch it with loves it. I always laugh when Adolph gets his little halo.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 28, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4466360

Yep! We have a friend in Colorado who met Aldo Ray when she was a little girl, she said he was sooooo big, but sweet and kind...and who could resist Peter Ustinov? No one ever believes me that Bogie made a comedy (he actually made a few!), and that Basil Rathbone is the bad guy in it! But they always love it when they see it!
planolinda
Plano, TX

January 28, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #4466390

its a ritual for us to watch PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES on thanksgiving every year, and of course at christmas we watch BELLS OF ST MARY and the other traditional ones--
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 28, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4466421

I think those traditions are what helps us connect as families...sometimes we are so scattered across the world, and our lives are so different. But we sit down and watch a movie, laugh or cry at all the same places, and suddenly all the differences are gone, and we are all just "us" again...I love that moment of connection!
planolinda
Plano, TX

January 28, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #4466515

connects us across the world as you said and of course across time--hope my kids are still watching some of the same movies with their kids one day!!
Joyous
Himrod, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #4466586

Our daughter lives in the Virgin Islands and one Sunday afternoon when one of us called we were both watching Steel Magnolia's...needless to say we cried together while we watched it!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4466849

Wow! This thread is back. :)
Someone mentioned Arthur. How could I have forgotten that one! It's full of so many memorable lines. ("Arthur, take my hand." ..."But that would leave you with one.") etc etc etc

I thought of two oldies I love (and forgive me if someone already mentioned them - I don't think so, tho):

Gambit - young Michael Caine and Shirley McLain (caper mover + love story)..and
The Italian Job (original..also Michael Caine).

Alos popped into my mind, Mona Lisa (Bob Hoskins) - R rated.

Deb
mysterypoodle
Toddville, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #4466958

I love Michael Caine, Deb! There for a while, the joke was that he was in everything made... "I looked at my wedding video the other day and Michael Caine was in it!"

Thanks, Islandshari for the correction on "The Man Who Knew Too Little"!!! I can't believe I screwed that up!

I'd add the Doris Day comedies -- Glass Bottom Boat (where she calls her dog on the phone, pretending to be a spy: "Don't Talk, Just Listen") and Caprice (hanging from the underside of the deck while trying not to get her fingers stepped on), especially, but also Please Don't Eat the Daisies and With Six You Get Egg Rolls.

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4467129

So true about Michael Caine! There was an English comedy show that used to feature a regular segment of Michael Caine talking about his latest "check" (as opposed to "movie"). I was in love with him when I was a teeny bopper.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #4467143

he was one of my favourite actors when i was in HS.
Love him in the original Alfie!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 29, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4467257

Oh yes...so right about MC...and the original Alfie! I don't know (and never will understand) why they remade that, and so badly! I really like Jude Law, but hated his Alfie! He was mean spirited, which MC never was!

It's so much fun to talk to people who actually know who these actors and movies are! I taught drama in Saudi Arabia, and even most of the American and British teachers didn't know who I was talking about! Thanks everyone for giving me a real treat!!

Yokwe,
Shari
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #4467279

I had a poster of MC as Alfie on my bedroom wall. :)
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 29, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #4467316

My poster was Paul Newman...black and white with only his blue eyes for color...loved it!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2008
4:29 AM

Post #4467965

Oh, that would have blown me away. I always loved Paul Newman and his blue eyes. I want that poster!!

LOL. The movie I was just watching on TV stars Michael Caine. Takes place in Victorian England - about a magician. Decided to ditch it and come chat on DG. But I too like Michael Caine.

I've said it before, but I love Steel Magnolias, always cry, and can watch it over and over.
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2008
5:12 AM

Post #4468096

See young Paul Newman at his best in Sweet Bird of Youth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Long Hot Summer. A trio of treats!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2008
5:29 AM

Post #4468131

I like Michael Caine, as well. He and Sean Connery were in The Man Who Would Be King. LOVE that one.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2008
7:01 AM

Post #4468252

I think I've seen everything that Paul Newman was in. He just got better and better.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 29, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #4470654

Yes! I don't know how I forgot to mention The Man Who Would Be King! One of my favorites! And its funny but one of my favorite Paul Newman movies also starts Sally Field...Absence of Malice. When he loses his temper in that movie, I just get goose bumps ...
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #4470685

I like Michael Caine in everything I've seen him in but I especially love him in Alfie. I didn't see the Jude Law remake but I don't think anyone can ever recreate that role. It belongs to Caine.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 29, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #4470701

I agee Chris! Sorta like Yul Brynner in the King and I...no one else should even try.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #4470711

(sort of like bogart and audrey hepburn in Sabrina...)
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 29, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4470757

Now, that's interesting. I actually liked the new one as well. Have them both. But then, I really like Harrison Ford too. As far as Bogie goes...thankfully no one has tried to remake Casablanca, To Have or Have Not (my favorite of his), or Treasure of the Sierra Madre. So many of his others have been remade, and fallen flat.
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

January 29, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4470952

I just got done watching Dirty Dancing agaain Patrick Swasie is such ahuch.Jennifer grey plays a good part too I enjoy the music from it
planolinda
Plano, TX

January 29, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4471092

sitting here thinking "me too" about all your comments and choises! if y'all didn't live so far i'd have you over and we'd have a night of movies and popcorn!!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 30, 2008
2:00 AM

Post #4471692

Our tv out here is so bad that we watch movies a lot. My MIL gave my DH a John Wayne collection for Christmas, and we have been watching a bunch of old (1935 ish) BAD!!!! westerns...they are so formulaic, the fight scenes are so hilarious...the dialog is so stilted...we are having a lot of fun. There are so many good movies from that time period, but these are not! It's a wonder how John Wayne became the star he was...but we are sure having fun at their expense!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2008
3:10 AM

Post #4472039

Hey, Pilgrim, get a look at this: http://www.b-westerns.com/jwayne1.htm LOL!!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 30, 2008
4:42 AM

Post #4472302

HaH! Ceejay - thanks for the link - I'm saving it to show to my DH...he will definately get a kick out of it. We are counting things like how many times they have his short, differently clad double jump on a horse in a fancy way (17 so far out of 8 movies), how many times he throws someone over his shoulder (7), marries the girl (7), saves his best friend from a fate worse than death (7)...its really funny!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2008
5:27 AM

Post #4472412

Have you counted the number of times he calls somebody "pilgrim"? I sort of liked one of his last movies - "The Cowboys" - he dies in it.
You know, you're probably safe, but I could get run out of the U S of A!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2008
6:15 AM

Post #4472435

I just have one thing to add..."We don need no stinkin' batches!"
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 30, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #4474576

Well, so far in these old ones, he hasn't died, he just keeps gettin married, and his name is always "John"...Hey, I know he gets better...but these sure don't look like he's ever gonna get the chance! (Make sure no one is looking over your shoulder- he he).

Kwanjin - I even have one where Bogie played a Zombie!!!! (Oh, and I loved Kiss,kiss, bang, bang too!)
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4475128

Love Kiss Kiss Bang Bang...Huge Robert Downey Jr fan. LOL I'm the only female alive who thinks he's sexy. I even like his album.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

January 31, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #4475538

Susan Hayward was in that Movie "I Want to Live", very sad, but good movie. She got the electric chair and (Her son an Attorney) he never knew his mother, defended her and did not find out that she was his mother till the end...

I think I read somewhere that she when crazy...


Okay, I really like Rambo... shoot me now..lol.. there's a new one too, can you believe that.. ole sly is back.



chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4475588

I love Robert Downey Jr. I think he is one of the finest actors today. Have you seen The Singing Detective? Two Girls and a Guy? Restoration? You're not alone, araness, I think he's sexy too.

And speaking of sexy. How about Johnny Depp? Oh my goodness!!!

My favorite Depp movies are What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Ed Wood, Finding Neverland, Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one) and maybe I'm weird but I loved him in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. His Willy Wonka was so offbeat and very funny. I'd never seen the Gene Wilder version so I wasn't doing any comparing.

Both Robert Downey and Johnny Depp seem to pick interesting and unusual roles. I like that about them.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

January 31, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #4475608

Yes Johnny Depp, I love his Movies, especially What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Pirates...

Remember that Gene Wilder & Richard Pryer (as bank robbers, one blind and the other deaf)... that was funny..
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4475892

Pryor and Wilder were also together in The Silver Streak. Hilarious!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #4478086

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil! Great flick. They also did Stir Crazy.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 31, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #4478743

I think Robert Downey Jr. is sexy too! I loved him in "Heart and Souls."

Has anyone seen "Atonement"? Wow! What a great movie! My sister and I saw it last week and then I had to go right to the bookstore and buy the book. They did a really good job sticking to the book when they made the movie, but of course the book is better. Now I need to see "Penelope" and "Becoming Jane"...love James McAvoy!
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 31, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #4478997

I loved the novel of Atonement, I was a little wary when I heard it had been adapted into a movie. I'll be very interested to see the film I think, to see if they did justice to the book.
planolinda
Plano, TX

January 31, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #4479905

i read the book and saw the movie-atonement-and liked both--i think they were both slow and will not appeal to everyone--but beautifully done --
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #4480133

Kniphofia: I was also wondering what sort of movie that book would make. It's been a while since I read it, but it didn't seem like movie material at the time. So, MGH and Linda, I'm glad to hear it was good. I just added it to my "see" list. :)
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #4480214

Wow, I never thought they were slow at all. I was on the edge of my seat during the movie and couldn't put the book down wondering what differences there were from the movie.

Kniphofia and Debin, I hope you like it and don't think I am crazy for recommending it. LOL
planolinda
Plano, TX

February 1, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4480232

i was on the edge of my seat too--but maybe that was part of what made it seem slow--waiting for the plot to unravel--as for the book--the war parts were soooo long and the desriptions of plant life -- heard author was botonist--made me turn pages unread to get back to the "good stuff"---of course i wasn't a gardener when i read it!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4480257

You read the book before you saw the movie, (probably best to do that) maybe that's why you thought it slow? I don't really remember the descriptions of plant life. LOL I think that has to do with seeing the movie first too. I'm not that much of a reader (kinda funny that I was the asst. mgr. of a bookstore for 5 years!) but I knew there had to be more to the story, so I had to get the book.
bhaugh
Norfolk, VA

February 1, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4480265

over and over?? let's see...

Steel Magnolias
Dirty Dancing
Lord of the Rings (all of them)
Mrs. Doubtfire
On Golden Pond
Mississippi Burning
Sweet Home Alabama
Gone In 60 Seconds
City of Angels
Face Off
Family Man
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead

just to name a few

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2008
4:41 AM

Post #4481227

I loved Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober. Has anyone seen that?
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2008
7:53 AM

Post #4481490

Michael Keaton is another excellent actor and he is very versatile. Great at drama as in Clean and Sober, and of course a wonderful comic actor. Did you see Multiplicity? But wow he can be scary too. He was so scary in Pacific Heights that I can't quite bring myself to watch it again. I liked his Batman too.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 1, 2008
4:39 PM

Post #4482326

Nick Nolte is like that, he played a real bad guy once, and that scared me real good.. I love Michael Keaton too.
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 3, 2008
11:39 PM

Post #4491701

Spaekinnnnng about Tv.Do you gals like football I think it 's the worst thing on Tv Besides Hockey I don't get guys throwing a ball round .
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 4, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4491898

I agree...

I call it: Actually, I sing it to DH...

Monday Night Football'
Tuesday Night Football
Wednesday Night football
Thursday Night Football
Friday Night Football
Saturday Night Football
Sunday... night football

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4492270

Sorry, I was watching the game. What was that? ;->

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2008
2:13 AM

Post #4492333

Lots of ladies like it, too, Perennial. I don't get it, either. My husband doesn't watch it but my daughter does. Go figure.

The worst thing for me on TV is those stupid reality shows.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2008
3:08 AM

Post #4492557

i like baseball. football, not so much.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #4492937

My family never watches football, but we did for the first time today. I have to say, now that I understand how the game is played, I really liked watching...it was a really good game though too.
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 4, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #4495299

I guess we all have differt tasteDid you ever watch Fear factor That show was gross when the people had to eat stuff I'd liked it the time one of guys threw something at him.I guess shows like that are bad.Do you like 1 vs 100 and the one with drew carey I forget the name.


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amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #4495311

a movie i can (and do) watch again and again, but forgot on my list:
Fame
i grew up watching the TV show, and didn't see the movie till i was older, but i just love it - i guess it doesn't hurt that i work in theatre, eh?
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

February 4, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4495805

Amethystsm, did you ever see a movie called "A Life in the Theater" with Jack Lemmon and Mathew Broderick (i think)? Very interesting little movie...I mention it because I am also very much into theater. Have been involved with community theater my whole life, from performing to set design and choreography. My sis was in "A Chorus Line" when it opened in London, umpteen million years ago. So that is one of my favorites...but I must admit, I generally prefer the older stage productions to the ones out recently. I actually saw Sweeney Todd in 1981 in LA!
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #4496671

no, i haven't seen that one! i do love Waiting for Guffman, and if you have worked in community theatre, i bet you have too!

amy
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CHOOD
Rosenberg, TX

February 7, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #4508099

I must admit movie narcolepsy, put in a movie and I go to sleep, but you all MUST see Bucketlist. Then we must start a Bucketlist thread.
CHOOD
Rosenberg, TX

February 7, 2008
7:56 PM

Post #4508121

Nobody said:
Forrest Gump
Driving Ms. Daisy
Fried Green Tomatoes
Beaches
Annie Hall

Unless I scrolled down too fast!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #4508849

I always forget a couple. Unitl I'm reminded. Like...

The Iron Giant.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

February 8, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #4510029

CHOOD - Yes to all but Annie Hall. I have to duck low when I say it, but I'm just not a Woody Allen fan. I find I just keep saying "Okay...so????" and then there is no "so". But the rest on your list are all "over and over" movies. It's funny how many movies fit this category...but out of all the movies there are, we sure do repeat each other a lot!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 8, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #4512070

I have been hearing about The Bucketlist also. I am planning to see it soon. I LOOOVE Jack Nicholson... I don't care what DH says!!!! I mean I love the movies he's done, and his acting. DH doesn't like him but I MADE him watch As Good As It Gets... And he did like it, and then also coaxed him to watch Something's Gotta Give. He kind of liked it also. He really likes moveis like 2nd Hand Lions, and is a Robert Duvall fan. He also likes Open Range. He's a big Humphrey Bogart fan also, likes them all but especially African Queen. He aslo likes Hidalgo, The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Man WHo Shot Liberty Valance and will watch them every time they are on TV. I watch them also and really like them a lot, but I don't watch them EVERY time. LOL All of his favorites he watches every time they are on TV. (He also has them on DVD and VHS but still watches them when they come on TV) I can just hear the of one of them for a few seconds from another room and I know what he is watching!

Araness, I am a Tommy Lee fan also. Loved him in Space Cowboys. There are a lot of others I liked him in too.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

February 8, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4512166

Did you see No Country for Old Men yet? i liked him in that a lot.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 8, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #4513093

No I didn't... I want to see that and The Bucket List.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #4513416

Good choices CHOOD. Love all but The Woody Allen anything. I'll duck with you Islandshari...

My DH's favorite is Romancing the Stone. He has it on tape, and watches it whenever it comes on TV too. I don't join him anymore. And we've seen Pulp Fiction a kazillion times. I don't usually like blood and gore; it is definitely not my kind of movie, but I find it very entertaining, with very interesting characters. BTW, the Isaiah verse is NOT correct.

We loved The Bucket List and I want to see it again (and again), but yesterday I talked to someone who thought it was sad. If it was so sad, why do I HAVE to see it again because the audience's laughter kept drowning out the lines?

Did anyone else like War of the Roses? Or am I alone?
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

February 9, 2008
3:37 AM

Post #4514334

Ceejay - WoR is one I'll have to disagree with you on...I don't care for movies that have married couples screaming and being hateful to each other. Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe? was one of those, and I just hated it! The new Mr. and Mrs. Smith - my DH loves it and I just cringe...not my cuppa, if ya know what I mean.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2008
3:48 AM

Post #4514396

That's OK. I completely understand. My DH hates it too. I find it funny - black comedy... little vignettes come to mind - like at the end as they lay on the floor under the shattered chandelier and he reaches for her hand. I almost yelled "Way to go!" Can you tell my first marriage ended in divorce? I think this movie was sort of cathartic. I HATED the husband!

I usually don't like married couples being hateful in movies either, but I usually don't like blood and gore either. There apparently is an exception in both cases. LOL

I didn't like Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe either. Drunken nastiness... Haven't seen Mr and Mrs Smith.
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #4522564

Just can't do Woody Allen...some of his personal choices in life have made me very ANTI-Woody. LOL

Saw bits of The House with Nicole Kidman this weekend and I have to say she did an outstanding job. Other parts (three main story lines going) I can't say I liked as much.

Will have to add a few to my list, one being the Russell Crowe movie Cinderella Man. Something about that movie got to me and I think it's his finest to date.

Apocalypse Now, I know strange for a female to like the movie but I'm a army brat and my dad flew Huey's so I guess I always put him in Robert Duvall's role.

Also have a few movies that aren't my fav's but have a soft spot in my heart for other reasons. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I don't think it's all that but my father can watch it a million times and laugh. You have to know him, he's not a laughing kind of person.

And of course, Imitation of Life. My Mother loved that movie, she would watch it when it came on and she was very ADHD and almost never sat through an entire movie.I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it since she's gone...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
5:52 AM

Post #4522791

Araness, that's nice you can associate these with happy moments.

I have to add a couple, as well. Blade Runner, Chronicles of Narnia, The Hot Rock, Night of the Living Dead and The Resident Evil movies.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

February 11, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #4525351

I'm a big sci-fi fan...and it is hard to find a good sci-fi movie these days...everything is blood and gore. But last night we saw The Invasion...another Nicole Kidman. This is a remake of a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Normally I don't care for re-makes, but this one was actually very good...lots of action (almost too much), and everything happened real quickly, so that some people might not "get it"...but we really liked the update bits, and the new ending made it different enough that we very much enjoyed this version. It won't supplant the others, but stands along side them very well.
araness
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #4525460

Kwanjin my DH LOVES Blade Runner, we have the soundtrack...*zZZZzzzzz* he quotes the movie to me often enough I'd like to whap him one. LOL I play an online game that allows you to have a character and I've made her look like Sean Young at times just so I can get a kick out of him about it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
6:56 AM

Post #4527294

Ooooooooooooooo!!! Another sci-fi fan! I love it! You must have favorites. And the books, too.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

February 12, 2008
7:04 AM

Post #4527300

Not sure just who you were speakin to there Kwanjin, but if you want, we can start a sci-fi thread.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
7:10 AM

Post #4527307

I was talking to you but then I realized I already knew you were a fan. We could start a new thread about sci -fi, if you wanted to.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

February 12, 2008
7:12 AM

Post #4527312

Have to be tomorrow...gotta go fix dinner...ta for now..
Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #4542209

I like the old shows like Little house on the praire, Touched by a angle.I like my soaps too My hubby is back to work and I can watch them He likes the Sci - fi channel I also like shows like Csi,Law & order. Too & half men is pretty good too.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2009
8:58 PM

Post #6683202

Favorites List:

Enemy Mine
Harry & the Hendersons
Benny & Joon
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Edward Scissorhands
Forrest Gump
Little Shop of Horrors (both of them)
Death at a Funeral
Legend of 1900
Bill & Coo - starring 300+ live trained birds as the actors
Driving Miss Daisy
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Uncle Buck
Mrs. Doubtfire

planolinda
Plano, TX

June 13, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #6683243

gotta love planes trains and automobiles!! our thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without watching it!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

June 16, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #6697335

Wowzers! Talk about resurrecting an old thread! Almost a year and a half between postings!

Hope you had fun reading the posts!

Yokwe,
Shari

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #6705999

National Treasure with Nicolas cage
Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men
Blues Brothers and Blues Brother 2000
O Brother Where Art Thou?...definately!!! We also bought the soundtrack.
The Saint with Val Kilmer
Mary Poppins
Dennis the Menace with Walter Matthau

Basically any dvds that we buy are ones that we'd like to see over and over again.
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #6712967

Susan Hayward was an incredible actress. "I Want to Live!" It was such a shame she died young.

I rarely watch any movie again, but I wore out a VCR copy of "Arthur," and I've watched "Ruthless People" countless times. You're either the type person to like the latter or you aren't.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6714667

Ruthless People is one of 25 favorites! LOL

"He took one final, gasping breath...and stabilized."
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #6714895

The look on his face when he said it! "He lived for EIGHTEEN more years!" And when he fired the gun several times at Muffy and the police came running up the stairs thinking he had committed suicide. "It just went off..."



Blues Brothers- I had forgotten about that one. I finally watched it one too many times, except for A. Franklin singing "You'd Better Think" in the chicken joint.
Would never get tired of that.
LEIGHTONHILL
Falmouth, ME
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #6716698

Hi everyone; I'm a new poster but not really new to Dave's Garden. Looking forward to getting some movie recommendations here. Some of my favorites: A BEAUTIFUL MIND, PAY IT FORWARD, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, A FEW GOOD MEN, FORREST GUMP, GRUMPY OLD MEN, AFRICAN QUEEN, WIZARD OF OZ and (the original) WILLIE WONKA. There was an old Goldie Hawn and Burgess Meredith movie that I loved long ago but I can't remember the name of it. Lisa
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #6716798

Reality shows- I couldn't agree more. WHAT IS THE POINT? Who cares which team gets to Cairo first? Or who is voted off the island last? And the worst is the one where overweight people compete by losing pounds. How degrading! (To have that on TV, I mean.) That is so far from entertaining, which is what TV is supposed to be about.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #6717344

Foul Play? I liked the 1st movie I saw Goldie in...Cactus Flower.
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #6718026

I like Goldie Hahn too, especially in the Banger Sisters, and First Wives Club. Overboard was also a good one.
LEIGHTONHILL
Falmouth, ME
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2009
11:22 AM

Post #6718034

Yes, I think it was Foul Play... funny! Bird on a Wire was good too (think that was the name).. Another was Housesitter I think...
planolinda
Plano, TX

June 21, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #6718582

we watched tanssiberian last night--it was very suspenseful in all the right ways--woody harrelson was very good in it--takes place in russia and scenery was beautiful! at the beginning i told my husband "i want to take a train ride in russia" at the end of the movie i said "i will never take a train ride in russia" !
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #6722093

Me either!

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 8, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6791861

My faves, in no particular order:

Gettysburg (I watch this every 4th of July weekend)
Master and Commander
My Blue Heaven
The Last of the Mohicans
Jaws (only the first one)
The Princess Bride (of course)
Kelly's Heroes
The Hunt for Red October
Rob Roy
Patton
Yours, Mine, and Ours (the original)
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 8, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #6794521

Funny how so many of these movies get repeated by all of us...you'd think that Hollywood, et al, would pay attention when good movies are also popular movies! But no, they keep making mediocre crap or remakes of some that were bad to begin with! Or great to begin with and then why do the remake? Remember the remake of Psycho? It was practically line for line identical, and the director said he did it as a homage to Hitchcock. Well, DUH make a NEW one then!!!

Jeannie - Agree with many on your list: "I WILL find you!"; "I think we need a bigger boat"; "Hello my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." "Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"

Leightonhill; You been raiding my movie cupboard??? I love all those movies! African Queen is on my top five (but then, I love Bogie, even his old gunky early ones!)

When flipping through TV channels, if either of these two show up, I will stop flipping and watch...even if I saw them yesterday! Star Wars and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. They may not be the best movies ever made, but they are remarkable watchable. Just plain fun.

Yokwe,
Shari
planolinda
Plano, TX

July 8, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6794981

i am getting rid of vcr tapes--yes we do have 3 vcr players so we can still watch them but we never do! i guess i am not so much into watching movies again and again--and i don't suppose anyone wants a bunch of old vcr movies? dvd is the way to go now so i have a big box to unload on someone
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 8, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #6795058

Linda - I got you beat...I have hundreds of laserdiscs! In the late 80's, early 90's laserdiscs were incredibly popular out here, and throughout most of the Pacific Rim. I guess they never really took off in the US, though there were a few stores that sold them. The quality couldn't be beat. Even when DVD's came out, the laserdiscs were still better quality. Now with the blu-ray stuff, the DVD's are equal to the laserdiscs. When many of the stores that sold/rented them went out of business, we bought their stock. I don't know what we'll do if our player dies...no one makes them anymore! And we have tons of DVD's and even a good bunch of VHS tapes as well!

It took us forever to go from vinyl to CD's...probably take just as long to dump the VHS's. I just can't keep up with the technology!

Yokwe,
Shari
planolinda
Plano, TX

July 8, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #6795106

i feel your pain!
interesting about the laser discs--
i am keeping a lot of the cd's but getting rid of a lot too!
yes-that is how they keep us spending--keep changing the technology!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 8, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6795179

That's right!!! It's a conspiracy! Now, tell me why I never figure out how to capitalize on the plot???


Yokwe,
Shari
planolinda
Plano, TX

July 9, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6795477

and i always accuse my husband of changing everything as soon as i get used to how to operate the present technology--i am convinced he does this to torment me!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6795590

Hey, planolinda do you have freecylce out there? I'm sure someone will scoop them up. We still watch our videos.
planolinda
Plano, TX

July 9, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6795628

good idea! i am getting rid of so much stuff i should put it all on freecycle!

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 9, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #6796202

Ooh I thought of another one: Glory. I like historical movies :)

I have very few VCRs left. Mostly ones I cannot find on DVD. One, I can't remember the title, stars Jeff Daniels as George Washington.
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 22, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6849982

I agree on Glory, what a great movie. And Roots and Halocaust (not movies, so maybe I shouldn't list them here).

In May, DH and I were in Custer State Park, SD, and it was pouring down rain. We dug out Dances With Wolves and O Brother Where Art Thou and watched them both...again!
I think we know the dialog to O Brother by now!
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #6901514

As soon as I saw the topic, I thought, "Into the West" with Gabriel Bryne. Those kids are so darned cute, and who doesn't love a horse story.


We also love O Brother, Where Art Thou. We resisted watching it for a couple of years because it sounded kind of dumb. But now it's one of the few movies we watch over and over.
"We though you was a toad!"
ceceoh
Columbus, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #6911875

Shari, I know what you mean about technology. I just got my first cell phone last year.

But sometimes, what goes around comes around. My friend's 17-year-old son has embraced vinyl records after buying a turntable for fifteen bucks at a flea market. We were listening to some of his records, and that warm sound of LPs can't be beat.

But back on topic: I've been watching Wall-E over and over on Starz this month. I'm just so intrigued by how Pixar got the animation on that film. The last half is pretty standard fare, but the scenes on Earth have so much depth and "grit" to them. You can almost see every speck of dust and flake of rust. Just amazing. That plus I just plain like the story. Just a kid at heart, I guess.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

August 5, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #6911932

Nothing wrong with that!!! I love many animated movies...Ratatouille, Flushed away, Finding Nemo...what's not to love?!?! Not to mention all the wonderful Disney movies from the past...I love sharing these with my granddaughter. Talk about watch over and over! Ha!!!

Yokwe,
Shari
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #6912564

Some I watch over and over are "To Have and Have Not", Humphrey Bogart, and Lauren Bacall (her first movie, when they met and fell in love), A Letter to Tru, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Jump Tomorrow, and Bread and Tulips.
We like foreign movies, too- it's nice to see a movie with a different point of view or culture once in a while. Clean ones, of course! I once had an old boyfriend cry because he couldn't understand why I liked foreign movies. I guess in his eyes foreign = porn! geeps.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

August 6, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6912645

Oh I love "to have and have not"...one of my all time favorites.

Have you seen "The Lives of Others" ? German, and fantastic. I would highly recommend it if you haven't.

Yokwe,
Shari

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
6:08 AM

Post #6913183

I pulled out an old favorite tonight...

To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar.
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
1:58 PM

Post #6913912

I haven't seen that one! I'll have to watch for it.
When we lived in WI a local college had a foreign film series every year. For $20 you could see something like 12-15 films. Some were new, and some a few years old. It was great.
Now we wait for them on TV, we do get some channels like Sundance and IFC that have them once it a while.

The original "Birdcage" is good- called La Cage Aux Folles.

I didn't think I'd like Wong Foo, but it was really good!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

August 6, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #6915506

I adore Wong Foo!!!! Whenever I am feeling totally frustrated with the petty squables of my fellow islanders, I put on that movie. I love every moment of it, and it always makes me feel better.

Yokwe,
Shari
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6916650

Shari, you live in a most interesting place! Can I ask, were you born in the Marshall Islands or did you move there from somewhere else? You must have some beautiful tropical plants?!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

August 7, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #6917256

Hi Lakeside! No, we came here in 1986 originally, and have left and returned. I love my plants out here...I am a hibiscus fanatic and I love orchids...most of the articles I wrote were about gardening on our tiny island. If you are interested in learning more, just click on my name and it will take you to my info page where my articles are listed. My DH and I love to travel so we have seen much of the world - but so much more to see! From here we are learning more about this part of the world...many people forget that there is more to travel to than just Europe...aamof, we just got back from Bali - an absolutely incredible place. I love to talk about my tiny island, so if you have any questions, just ask!

Yokwe (Marshallese for "you are as the rainbow"meaning beautiful from every point of view)
Shari
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #6918291

Wow, what a wonderful life you must have and had. I'll have to look at your articles- I confess I don't normally read the articles, that's bad!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

August 7, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6919486

Well, I have a confession, I don't read them all either. But I do read many, especially the writers I know . Quite a few are great...funny, informative, great pics. I don't write much anymore...not enough folks are interested in articles about a place that is so different from their own experiences...but I still enjoy reading some of the authors that we started out with.

If you are interested in the pics and stories from Bali, here's a link:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1000952/

Yokwe,
Shari

This message was edited Aug 7, 2009 7:55 AM
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

August 28, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6996458

Anyone know the name of that love movie Sharon Stone did when really young? It was a sweet love story...been a long time since I saw it on TV. I could watch that one again :)

And not even a Sharon fan, the movie was just that good :)
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

August 31, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #7009452

I can't find a love story with Stone as the interest before the mid eighties...she wouldn't have been considered "really young". Are you sure it was Sharon Stone?

Yokwe,
Shari
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

August 31, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #7009730

Here it is, from 1988.

http://www.amazon.com/Tears-Sharon-Christopher-Cazenove-Stephanie/dp/B000E40TIU/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1251755070&sr=8-10
Tau10
Federal Way, WA

October 11, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #7158512

The Descent, I've literally watched it about 150 times, now I'm waiting for the sequel!
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

October 12, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #7160114

One of my new favourites is Australia, have watched it numerous times already!
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #7267603

OK, I'll jump in, a little late, and list some of my favorites that I've watched over and over. (I just hate to admit to watching some of these so many times!)

African Queen
Titanic (Kate and Leo version) 43 times in the theater, mostly matinées
Raiders of the Lost Arc
Romancing the Stone
The Mummy (all)
Harper Valley PTA (probably 50 times at the local drive-in theater. Knew someone there so got in free)
The Lost Boys
The Goonies
Tremors 1
Mrs. Doubtfire
Lord of the Rings
Gremlins




LEIGHTONHILL
Falmouth, ME
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #7267606

Can't count how many times we've watched MRS. DOUBTFIRE... a favorite here too!
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #7267805

I found Mrs Doubtfire on DVD at a local used book store for $5.00 or $6.00. A friend tried to find the movie and it's out of print. She ended up ordering a copy from the UK, but it won't play on her Region 1 DVD player. (I could have told her that, but she never asked.) (:o( I'm surprised that the movie is not available on DVD since it was quite popular.
Tau10
Federal Way, WA

November 16, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #7279627

knip I love Australia too, they did a great job of it, of course they way sugar coated the effect of the Lost Generation, but they usually do. The one movie that comes close to what was done to my people was the 2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Any hoo Nulla's struggling to keep a brave face when standing up to the thundering cow herd made me cry.
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #7286642

13 going on 30

'whos' your daddy?'
'Wayne Rink!'

I love that movie.
JoanMN
Pine City, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 24, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7993871

I haven't checked this thread for a long time. Have we talked about Young Frankenstein? My BIL and my husband and I can recite plenty of lines from that.
If one of us says "it could be worse", then other one says "it could be raining".
Or suddenly someone says (for no apparent reason) "put the candle back". What a hoot that movie is.

I have to disagree on the Sean Penn/Connery remarks, though, NO ONE can beat Cary! Sexy, funny, and the most handsome thing in the world...and George Clooney is a very close second!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2010
8:52 PM

Post #7994627

LOVE George Clooney!!!!

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

December 7, 2010
10:13 PM

Post #8249518

I have watched The Great Caruso with Maro Lanza a dozen times and will again if it is ever on tv. I am really not into opera but his singing makes the hair on my ams stand up. The other movie I could watch again, is Dirty Dancing and I love the song.

Edited for spelling.

This message was edited Dec 7, 2010 11:14 PM
ceceoh
Columbus, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 9, 2010
6:51 AM

Post #8251489

Hey, the thread's back! I must say, we all have great tastes when it comes to movies. :D

All you animation lovers, run out and get "How To Train Your Dragon"! I'm usually not crazy about Dreamwork films. They are so fixated on pop culture and cheap humor, but they created something magical with this film. The flight sequences and the score are amazing. I also love those wonderful dragons. It's nice to see animals acting like animals for once.

A favorite of mine, that I haven't seem mentioned, is "Conspiracy Theory", with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. It's hard to separate Gibson from his current scandals and cruelties, but he gives a beautiful performance as a sad, confused and paranoid loner. Roberts plays her usual spunky good-girl-in-danger, but she does it so well! Very funny, scary and exciting. It even gives a "tip o' the hat" to a certain favorite '60s spy show at one point. ;) Oh, and Captain Picard plays the baddie in this one, too.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2010
9:08 AM

Post #8251752

I might give that one try just for Patrick Stewart. I don't usually care for Miss Roberts and Mel gives me the willy's these days.

How To Train Your Dragon is now a staple in our house. So much fun!!!
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2010
11:33 AM

Post #8253422

Here's an odd little movie that probably isn't on TV very often, but if you see it in the schedule, you should watch it- called THE DISH, (synopsis from IMDB) A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

If you look it up, it has a lot of talk about the moon landing, but the movie is about so much more, it is funny and so entertaining. We just loved it.

Stars Sam Neill.
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2011
3:45 AM

Post #8755287

DH and I have watched the whole movie and bits and pieces of "The Blind Side" more times than I can count using fingers and toes. Loved that one! I prefer reading so I don't watch much tv.
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8758026

P.S. I love you is one of the few movies I can watch more than once. Right now my kids are stuck on Rio!!
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8758193

That movie made me cry. (Not Rio ~ LOL)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8761184

Some of my favorites are a bit off the wall, except for The Princess Bride , Labyrinth, and Enchanted April

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th dimension (Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin)
A Boy and His Dog (written by Harlan Ellison, starring Don Johnson)
Taken ( Liam Neeson)
Gun Shy (Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock)
Bell, Book and Candle (Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak,Jjack Lemmon
Hair (Treat Williams, Beverly DeAngelo)

Any movie with David Niven or Peter Sellers (especially Being There)


This message was edited Aug 17, 2011 10:11 AM
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8761274

'A Boy and His Dog' is a howl, eh Moon? A very young Don Johnson! I love 'Being There', I think it's one of Peter Sellers' most underrated movies.

Did you ever see 'The Party'? Although dated, it's very funny.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8761357

Ming vase hits the floor...Sellers materializes on the opposite side of the room. A real "tearjerker" of the humorous kind...

A lot of DARK humor in A Boy and his Dog

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8761436

A Boy and His Dog...I haven't seen that in AGES. LOL Time to dust off the cassette...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2011
2:36 PM

Post #8761718

Yeah...cleaning up the VHS deck is getting harder to do...gotta get some of this stuff on DVD...LOL

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
2:42 PM

Post #8761727

Boy, ain't that the truth. LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8761740

I think you would get a kick out of Buckaroo Banzai Kwanjin...humorous, tongue in cheek Sci-fi...and John Lithgow is brilliant.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8761749

One of my favorites. I showed that to my DB recently and we laughed through the whole thing. I had more fun watching HIM this time through. LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8761792

I wanna be a 42 regular when I grow up...grin

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
9:39 PM

Post #8762310

:-) Yeah!
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8763492

You know what else I could watch over & over? 'October Sky'. I just love that movie, especially since it's a true story.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8764252

The indomitable American spirit...always good subject matter.
womanonamission
Homewood, IL

September 5, 2011
1:28 AM

Post #8793760

Movies I watch over and over...

Cinema Paradiso (I watch this movie at least once a year)
North and South (BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel)(I've watched this so much on netflix, I should buy the DVD already)
Persuasion (recent BBC version)
Sense and Sensibility (recent BBC version 2007 I think)
Singin' in the Rain (Donald O'Connor is just too good in this movie)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Lake House (I love the story, but I love the architecture and Jack even more...)
Japanese Story (kind of sad but sometimes that's good)
The Thomas Crown Affair (both versions but I admit I like the Steve McQueen version more)
North by Northwest
The Awful Truth...essentially anything with Cary Grant in it...he's just too cool for words
Most Jack Lemmon movies
Most Irene Dunne movies
An American in Paris
Bell, Book and Candle (I guess since Jack Lemmon is in this one I don't need to mention it, but he doesn't have a big part)
Jane Eyre (Rita Wilson BBC version, I know she is probably is not a plain enough Jane but I thought the chemistry was great between Jane and Mr. Rochester was probably the best I've seen.)
Field of Dreams
Working Girl
Something's Gotta Give
Baby Boom
Highlander

There are so many that I do watch a lot...however, as I've grown older I notice that most are either BBC productions from Masterpiece Theater/Masterpiece or are shown regularly on TCM. Since I don't have TCM anymore I've started trying to purchase the ones I like the most. If only TCM had a streaming version...


womanonamission
Homewood, IL

September 5, 2011
1:40 AM

Post #8793762

Oh, I forgot Up. I had not planned on seeing this one but when I did I thought it was really sweet. Not what I expected at all.

Also a big Julia Roberts fan but only selected movies...Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Conspiracy Theory, My Best Friends Wedding

Most Audrey Hepburn (ahhh Roman Holiday), Katherine Hepburn (Summertime is just wonderful), William Powell, Jimmy Stewart, some Gary Cooper

Although not a movie I love the tv series Bones, Farscape and McLeod's Daughters (up to maybe season 5).

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2011
10:42 AM

Post #8794444

I love Bones!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8794562

I do too. And I also like Risoli and Isles..They play well and humorously off each other.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8794830

Another fun movie is Hot Fuzz...from the folks who brought you Shaun of the Dead.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2011
10:32 PM

Post #8795451

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are hilarious together. Everything they do is great.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8795576

Unlikely heroes both...I love them going "airborne" into the Pub a la Rambo...guns blazing.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8795803

Yes, the twisted humor gets me every time. LOL
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8812428

Hi everyone! Is it OK to join in with you? Many have named some of my favorite movies! I've spent a little time scanning the previous posts and agree with most but haven't seen anyone mention one of my all-time favorites - The Shawshank Redemption. Could watch it over and over. Also, Ghost is a huge favorite.

Seasonally, I try not to miss The Nightmare Before Christmas and also Groundhog Day. I'll add to my list as movies pop into my head. - Lynn
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8812450

Hi Lynn! The Shawshank Redemption ~ yes! What a great movie! For some reason, I put it in the same class in my head as 'The Green Mile'. Another one I've watched multiple times.

My seasonal favorite has got to be 'Elf'. I watch it every year when I put up the Christmas tree. It's so corny, but I think it's the innocence of the Elf character I love.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8812499

Hi Lynn. I agree, both Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile are good movies.

Another favorite is Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence starring David Bowie

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085933/
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8812515

I like to read the book (whenever possible) before seeing the movie, and did so with both Green Mile and Shawshank. Both of these were very close to King's works.

Has anyone seen Bat 21 or Cross Creek? Two more of my faves. Bat 21 has Danny Glover and Gene Hackman while Cross Creek features Mary Steenburgen as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Cross Creek is based on Rawlings memoirs, while Bat 21 was adapted from the book about the real life rescue of a Lt. Col.during the VietNam war. The latter is a bit grisly, but quite a story.

One more - The Last Castle with (be still my heart!) Robert Redford!
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8813122

I used to prefer reading the book first, but found the movie never lived up to my expectations. I've never seen any of those movies, but the 'war' ones sound right up DH's alley.
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8915488

Top favorite movie that I have watched more times than I'm going to admit...The Birdcage. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are marvalous. But Gene Hackman is drag makes watching it worth it.

Second movie-The Whole Nine Yards. Bruce Willis is awesome and the slapstick makes me laugh so hard.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

December 22, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8939790

My favorite is "The Legend of 1900" with Tim Roth. It won many awards but somehow missed much of the American theater. The music is fabulous. I have the CD of the soundtrack also. No matter how many times I hear the music or watch the movie, it still makes me cry from it's beauty.
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 25, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8942520

And we are watching Nightmare Before Christmas tonight!
prophetbob
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9143349

Spaceballs. :D
Cherry08
Sydney
Australia

April 13, 2014
5:40 AM

Post #9811187

I don't usually watch movies over and over again. But the movies that I love to watch for many times are Frozen and Crazy First love (Thai Movie). I really love Frozen it is very beautiful and it tells a lot of good lesson even to us young adults. Crazy first love is a great movie too! I can really relate on this movie, I could still remember the crazy things I have done for the sake of love.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2014
2:32 PM

Post #9811590

My watch over again movies are Men in Black, Boondock Saints, and Truly,Madly, Deeply.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103129/ Juliette Srevenson and Alan Rickman

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144117/?ref_=nv_sr_2 (Norman Reedus (Walking Dead) is in this, along with Willem Dafoe)
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2014
2:37 PM

Post #9811597

I was strolling through this thread ~ I guess we all have lots of 'watch over' movies. I can watch "Men in Black" over & over too, it's just so funny!

I think my favorite is still "13 Going on 30".

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2014
2:46 PM

Post #9811606

It doesn't hurt either that Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith play off each other so well.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2014
3:15 PM

Post #9811649

The Hunt For Red October and War Of The Worlds
NikkiDrews
Monticello, IA

May 29, 2014
10:34 AM

Post #9852515

Hope Floats, Dazed & Confused and Detroit Rock City are at the top of my list to see again and again.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2014
10:12 AM

Post #9854394

My favorite movie of all time is "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Gregory Peck!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2014
10:33 AM

Post #9854408

Good one!

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