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Offline Muftak

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Re: Your Picks: Five Movies
« Reply #45 on: June 1, 2010, 09:32 PM »
My top 5:

1--SW V--The Empire Strikes Back

2--Dirty Dancing

3--LOTR--The Two Towers

4--SW IV--A New Hope

5--Airplane!
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Re: Your Picks: Five Movies
« Reply #46 on: June 1, 2010, 09:49 PM »
Too tough an answer for me to figure out.  I'm over 2K dvds and haven't even watched the majority of them.....but I'll give something out

ROTJ (first movie I've ever saw at a theatre at age 5)  Best of the saga IMO - blew my mind
Casino (lived in Vegas for the most of my life, but not during this time...very cool)
Fifth Element (I could watch this over and over again for days on end for some reason and never get sick of it)

Can't quite figure out the other two and don't dig independent flicks very much....Will have to think about it.  I guess I picked up Mallrats a month or so ago at WM for $5 so I'll have to check that one out sometime.

**after reading through this thread I see my top 3 movies are still on top (in order) after all these years.   8)
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Re: Your Picks: Five Movies
« Reply #47 on: June 1, 2010, 10:07 PM »
Too tough an answer for me to figure out.  I'm over 2K dvds and haven't even watched the majority of them.....but I'll give something out

ROTJ (first movie I've ever saw at a theatre at age 5)  Best of the saga IMO - blew my mind
Casino (lived in Vegas for the most of my life, but not during this time...very cool)
Fifth Element (I could watch this over and over again for days on end for some reason and never get sick of it)

Can't quite figure out the other two and don't dig independent flicks very much....Will have to think about it.

Allow me to help.

Your fourth favorite is the LOTR Extended Cut Trilogy (which you own but haven't yet watched in their extended goodness), and your fifth is The Crow, which meant a lot to you while you grew up as a teen.  You also like the Hellraiser series because of Pinhead and the (just plain wicked) cenobites, but it's a distant sixth behind everything else.

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Re: Your Picks: Five Movies
« Reply #48 on: June 2, 2010, 09:47 AM »
How'd I do?

Frankly I just don't feel the same way about those movies anymore but thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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Re: Your Picks: Five Movies
« Reply #49 on: June 2, 2010, 10:33 AM »
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

Me and my boys watched this about a month ago and I just love absolutely everything about it...to me, the all time best scene in movies is the last good-bye between Elliott and E.T.  I tear up each and every time it happens, Williams score blazing in the background.  It is both kid friendly and adult and to me, it has totally changed from my childhood to adulthood and the themes and story are different.  I remember being Elliott, the little kid with Star Wars figures and a brother and sister with a semi disfunctional family who escaped to the back yard woods and dreamed of fighting Russians, finding pirate treasure and meeting aliens.  I played that out over and over again...it is probably why I like Iron Giant so much as well because it is basically the same story with a Robot instead of an alien.  It took my personal top spot at the rerelease in 2002, it is just perfect

I actually caught this on ABC Family over the weekend, and Scott is right, it really is a great movie.  It had been awhile since I had seen it (it is one of those I'm always intending to pick up on DVD, but just haven't for some reason yet).  Although there are a ton of "modern" movies that I love (LOTR, Spidey, Harry Potter, the prequels, other superhero stuff, etc.), for some reason some of those 80s movies really seem to have that "magic".  It may just be the nostalgia of it - and probably is - but there is just something about the Star Wars Trilogy, Indy, E.T., Goonies....and even to a lesser extent stuff like the Karate Kid and Ghostbusters...that just make those movies hold a special place in my heart.  Scott covered it a lot in his original post, but a lot of these movies (like E.T. in this example) touch on a lot of what we remember from growing up....a simpler time I guess.
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Re: Your Picks: Five Movies
« Reply #50 on: June 2, 2010, 01:01 PM »
....and even to a lesser extent stuff like the Karate Kid and Ghostbusters...that just make those movies hold a special place in my heart.  Scott covered it a lot in his original post, but a lot of these movies (like E.T. in this example) touch on a lot of what we remember from growing up....a simpler time I guess.

I just caught Karate Kid playing on Encore this weekend.  I was locked in for the whole movie.  The Nostaligia just takes over!

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« Reply #51 on: January 5, 2012, 09:11 PM »
Just thought I'd bump this one up again to see if anyone's picks or lists have changed.  Honestly, I don't know if much has changed for me, as I seem to keep coming back to the same movies or franchises.  My list doesn't get too varied I guess, and there are a lot of other movies I like, but I seem to keep coming back to the same list:

1. Star Wars OT (any really, although Empire is a personal favorite.  ANH is best "stand alone")
2. The Lord of the Rings (again, any, but I've always liked Fellowship a lot)
3. Indiana Jones (Raiders)
4. Spider-Man 2
5. Harry Potter (like them all, but have always really liked Prisoner of Azkaban)

I started rewatching the LOTR EE this week, just getting psyched for the Hobbit, and those movies are just so strong start to finish.  The Spidey movies are special to me just because the character was a big part of my childhood (and adulthood I guess) since I was 5.  I've enjoyed a lot of the comic movies lately (Cap, IM, Thor, Batman, X-Men, Scott Pilgrim, etc.), and really liked the Muppets last year as well.  Aside from that I usually end up back at the old classics like the Goonies, Ghostbusters, ET, Karate Kid, etc.  I could probably almost make a "classic" and "modern" list as well.
« Last Edit: January 5, 2012, 09:23 PM by Brian »