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Postby jhc68 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:39 pm

What are the five top flicks you could watch over and over again but that make your significant other want to file for divorce?
Mine (when these films start, my wife grinds her teeth and absents herself!):

Brazil: What a great, under-rated statement about the modern world... when terrorists bomb a fancy restaurant the response is to have waiters move temporary screens in so the rich folks don't have to actually see the bloodshed as they continue to dine. I have no idea what the message of the movie is but then I can't make much sense out of the modern world, either!

Predator: Two muscle-heads turned actors who became governors in one movie, and Sonny Landham, who was running for congress until he was arrested for something or other. And a big-headed alien with a thermonuclear device on his wrist! Can't beat that stuff!

The Maltese Falcon: Bogey, the Fat Man, Peter Lorre, and the hoodlum punk. And Ward Bond and whoever the murderous chick is, all spouting that fabulous 1930's dialogue!!!

Invaders from Mars:: Eight foot aliens with obvious zippers on the backs of their costumes sucking people down to their underground UFO hangar through whirlpools in a sand pit and drilling holes into the victims' spinal cords to make them into mindless zombies. And the only one who knows the truth is a 10 year old kid with red hair and freckles. Magnificent film making! The ultimate '50's paranoia flick!

Tie between Bullit and Dirty Harry:: Two fabulous SF crime flicks that set the mold for dozens of other movies that invariably cause my loving wife to ask , "What is it that you like about this movie?"
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Postby maggot » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:41 pm

Anything with the Three Stooges.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:53 pm

Great topic:

My wife goes ballistic if I tune in to:

Godfather
Godfather II
Pulp Fiction
Deer Hunter
Apocalypse Now

Her all time favorite, in marked contrast to the above is....

Snow White and the Seven Drarfs
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Postby Daisy » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:55 pm

I enjoyed Margarets Museum. Anyone else see it? My wife hated it. I seem to like the more earthy (black) movies although it's not the only type i enjoy. I'm not into period piece (high society type) films at all. My wife loves those. Room with a View and Howards End spring to mind.
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Postby slowcoach » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:06 pm

Any Marx Brothers' film. Wifey hates 'em, I love 'em.
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Postby maggot » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:12 pm

Has anyone seen Eating Raoul? I saw it around 20 years ago and thought it was hilarious..
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Postby jhc68 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:28 pm

Eating Raoul, yes, what a horrible movie! I must have seen it a dozen times. It's a period piece now. What was the movie that dates from that same time period with Ruth Gordon and some teenager having a romance?
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:11 pm

maggot wrote:Has anyone seen Eating Raoul? I saw it around 20 years ago and thought it was hilarious..


If you want to get into cannibalism movies that'll severely hamper any chances of warm & tender moments once the show is over, allow me to suggest The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover, which makes Raoul look like Bambi.

Being the numbers geek that I am, when I went to see it--and knowing its reputation well--I tracked the audience. There were 28 people in the seats when the movie started and only 13 when it ended.
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Postby pv22' » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:17 pm

Scar Face........................my mom even gets mad when i watch it.
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Postby mojo » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:47 pm

Daisy wrote:I enjoyed Margarets Museum. Anyone else see it? My wife hated it. I seem to like the more earthy (black) movies although it's not the only type i enjoy. I'm not into period piece (high society type) films at all. My wife loves those. Room with a View and Howards End spring to mind.


I really enjoyed Margaret's Museum.

My DH loves period piece movies- even more than I do!

In my case it is probably easier to say these are the movies my DH loves and which I refuse to watch. OR will never watch again.

Snatch

Twelve Monkeys

2001- A Space Odessy- saw this on our first date-hated it but pretended to like it :wink:

Lord of the Rings- okay I don't hate it just bores me. (the tomatoes are flying I know)

Star Wars and sequels

My eldest DD shares her dad's taste in movies so she goes to the ones I won't.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:25 pm

i begged her please can we watch it one more time. as the openning credits of sleepless in seattle flickered in the darkness on our 35" sony monitor i got my first glue she prefered gladiator because her hard and angular knee rendered my weapon of choice useless in the short term and gun shy in the long term. :x


ok, seriously- anything with violence. i know in the real world you cant and shouldnt go around exacting justice on people who deserve it. but i never get tired of some social monster getting his ass handed to him. :twisted:
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Postby mojo » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:42 pm

You want violence? May I suggest one of Jon's top movies "Leon".


I loved it.



(not).
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:42 pm

Went to see 'Sin City' and was grossed out, but wanted to stay - the wife gave me the The Glare, and we were outta there like a shot! Had to go to two chick flix in a row to pay for that faux pas. Also walked out on 'Pulp Fiction' (the Geek scene was too much for me too). Tried to watch 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Schindler's List' on DVD but couldn't take it.

Worst movies in recent memory that wife LIKED: 'Lost in Translation' and 'Garden State'. Just took a nap so wife could continue watching.
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Postby maggot » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:02 pm

Then there's Pink Flamingos and other early John Waters movies. In recent years he has become almost mainstream. I read once that Divine was going to read for the part of Al Bundy, but died the day before.
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Postby pv22' » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:48 pm

Lord of the Rings- okay I don't hate it just bores me. (the tomatoes are flying I know






read the books, then it wont bore u.............
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Postby mojo » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:00 pm

pv22' wrote:Lord of the Rings- okay I don't hate it just bores me. (the tomatoes are flying I know






read the books, then it wont bore u.............


I loved the books when I read them years ago.

I am well aware I am the only person in the universe who isn't interested in them. Fantasy movies just aren't my thing.
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Postby Per Andersen » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:25 pm

My wife pretty much shares my taste in movies and she even tolerates Sam Peckinpah. However, she can't take "Strawdogs" or David Lynch's "Blue Velvet"

What is it Tafnut have against "Lost in Translation"? A quite harmless, funny little movie + it got Scarlett!!!
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Postby bf » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:52 pm

My wife has never appreciated my porn flicks. And they're GOOD ones, not the trashy stuff.
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Postby Vern » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:26 am

My beloved can't take "Straw Dogs" either, but I've never met a woman who can.
Other no-nos are "Kingpin" and "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

But she's showing good progress on "Die Hard" and "The Great Escape".
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Postby tafnut » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:44 am

Per Andersen wrote:What is it Tafnut have against "Lost in Translation"? A quite harmless, funny little movie + it got Scarlett!!!


If it weren't for Daddy's influence, it would have never been foisted upon the public. It's an 'Emperor's New Clothes' example: the hype machine got going on little Sophie's new toy and everyone beholden to FFC said, 'how cute'. My wife and I stayed until the bitter end only because we thought something significant might actually happen . . . not so much. The only humor in the film was Bill Murray playing Bill Murray. Even at that, it was his unfunniest movie to date. It was simply B-O-R-I-N-G. Same for 'Garden State'. Even though I get to see them for free, it's still a pointless waste of my time. I do like Scarlett tho - 'In Good Company' with Topher Grace and Jeff Bridges - very funny and poignant. I even liked the recent sci-fi flick she was just in - name escapes me. It tanked though.
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Postby kuha » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:29 am

On our first date, I took my wife to Nosferatu. It just about sucked the life out of our budding relationship...she's NOT a big vampire fan. For my part, I got to the point where I couldn't stand ANY movie with Meryl Streep in it, or anything by Merchant-Ivory. Needless to say, classics like "Predator" don't have any association with such folks...
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Postby racewalker » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:55 am

jhc68 wrote: What was the movie that dates from that same time period with Ruth Gordon and some teenager having a romance?


"Harold & Maude"

Minister: " Harold, the very thought of your virile young flesh... comingling... with the sagging breasts and flabby buttocks of that old witch makes me want to vomit."
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:05 am

tafnut wrote:Also walked out on 'Pulp Fiction' (the Geek scene was too much for me too).

The Geek scene? Is that where Vincent and Jules go down to the Linux conference??

I’m just guessing you mean the ‘Bring in the Gimp’ scene. OK, the scene was a bit rough, but it does explain why Marsellus lets Butch off the hook.

This also marks the cinematic debut of Stephan Hibbert (the actor who plays the Gimp) who went on to other roles such as the Inept Magma Chamber Guard in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and Jim McFinnigan in the “The Cat in the Hat”.
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Postby mojo » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:10 am

I saw Pulp Fiction with my dear Mum. Thought it ws going to be a comedy cos I kept hearing how funny it was. :?

When that gimp scene came on I felt sick and was very concerned about my mother. I asked her (no begged her) if she wanted to leave. She said No- she had to see what happened next! :shock: :shock:
A fond memory I have of her.
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:16 am

As I mentioned in another thread, I was pretty immune to all of the language in PF until I watched it with my mom!

Oh, and to answer the question, mrs. hammy will watch just about anything, but has some hang-up about watching a movie more than once. Unless we have some guest(s) over that want to watch a specific movie she has already seen, she will not watch a movie twice.
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Postby marknhj » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:33 am

If you want to get into cannibalism movies that'll severely hamper any chances of warm & tender moments once the show is over, allow me to suggest The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover, which makes Raoul look like Bambi.

Being the numbers geek that I am, when I went to see it--and knowing its reputation well--I tracked the audience. There were 28 people in the seats when the movie started and only 13 when it ended.[/quote]

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I saw that on my own while on a biz trip to Boston. Had a similar experience, 20ish people at the start and at least half walked out. Lani and I have very similar tastes although for some reason she refuses to watch the Godfather trilogy - I think they are all-time classics. She loves Brazil which I regard as one of the worst movies ever made. I love Trainspotting, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (couldn't watch Trainspotting with a former girlfriend as she spent a year in Tibet on Heroin; gave her flashbacks). Weirdish movie I've ever seen is Sex & Zen. Love Pulp Fiction and watch it every time it's on - when it came out there was a lot of debate between those who loved it or hated it. At the time I worked at a publishing company in Orange County. While on a trip I was talking about it; one of our editors said he walked out when the gimp scene came on. I said I liked that part of the movie, he responded, "Well, you are English after all"!
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Postby dukehjsteve » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:55 pm

Re PF, just watch out for policemen that look like Zed, or pawnshop owners that look like Maynard
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Postby DrJay » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:56 pm

Couldn't get her interested in "Quadrophenia". I wish I could so she'd understand me when the cat goes streaking (yes, my cat's a streaker) down the hall and I say, "There goes the 5:15".
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Postby Per Andersen » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:36 pm

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If you want to get into cannibalism movies that'll severely hamper any chances of warm & tender moments once the show is over, allow me to suggest The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover, which makes Raoul look like Bambi.[/quote]

But you can't say it is not a well made movie. Helen Mirren is always excellent.

How about the scene in Titus. Pretty gross too. But Titus is a very superior movie to for instance Gladiator.
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Postby wineturtle » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:33 am

Honeymoon Killers!
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Postby gh » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:37 am

Per Andersen wrote:Helen Mirren is always excellent.


Now if she could just learn to leave her clothes on!
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