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Jixby Phillips
Jan 11th, 2004, 07:03 AM
This is a smaller version of a thread I have on my board.

My new years resolution is to watch a movie (that I've never seen before) per day (meaning I can watch a few day's worth of movies in a day). Also, I will see every movie that comes out in theaters for as long as I can see them for free. I will update this thread as I update the other one. But here is what I've watched so far:

1. Meatballs (1979)
I love summer camp movies and this is probably the most famous summer camp movie ever made. Not very memorable

2. Das Boot (1981)
Fucking boring. Fun to watch for about a half hour.

3. 48 Hrs. (1982)
Boring and stupid but pretty easy to get through because I watched it right after Das Boot.

4. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Fucking excellent.

5. Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Gay. and boring. and gay.

6. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
I loved it. I thought it was funny.

7. Logan's Run (1976)
Good in a Bad way/Bad in a Good way. I hope the future is like this :(

8. Over the Edge (1979)
I liked it.

9. Up the Academy (1980)
Good in a Bad way/Bad in a Good way. Great fucking soundtrack. Mad Magazine made this movie in response to National Lampoon making Animal House. Then they realized it was a shit movie, and took their name off of it, and demanded scenes with a live-action Alfred E. Newman be cut out. When they released it on video, somebody fucked up and released the version with all the Mad Magazine stuff in it. I got that video :D

10. Las Hurdes (1933) (aka the Land Without Bread)
I owned this on my VHS of Un Chien Andalou, and hadn't watched it. There's a lot of fucked up shit in this documentary. A goat falls off a cliff and dies, a donkey gets stung to death by bees, and you know what? Dead babies aren't that funny. They just look like they're sleeping.

11. Calendar Girls (2003)
More amusing that I thought it would be. Probably becuase it was british.

12. Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
GREAT!

I will update this thread regularly probably.

MrAdventure
Jan 11th, 2004, 10:00 AM
I've seen 12 Angry Men three times and I love it to death *kiss kiss*

Poxpower
Jan 11th, 2004, 04:05 PM
I've seen the 12 angry men play. In french. Good stuff.

Virgin Suicides had me almost sleeping by the end -.-

whoreable
Jan 11th, 2004, 04:12 PM
I guess the melvin dvd is out now then?

Snatchtastic
Jan 11th, 2004, 04:12 PM
The Virgin Suicides should have been called the Suicide Whores.

I got Meatballs for my dad for his birthday :(

Cap'n Crunch
Jan 11th, 2004, 05:10 PM
The best part is when they showed the girl's head stuffed into the oven. :(

Royal Tenenbaum
Jan 11th, 2004, 06:00 PM
"The Virgin Suicides should have been called the Suicide Whores. "

Well, only one of them was loose. All of the other ones were virgins. That's not really the point anyway.

ProfessorCool
Jan 11th, 2004, 07:23 PM
http://www.ayearatthemovies.com/ >:

And don't even try to tell me you never heard of it.

Jixby Phillips
Jan 12th, 2004, 05:39 AM
I've read it!

It's what made me make my resolution to be this same thing last year. I failed it then. I'm doing pretty well so far.

Jixby Phillips
Jan 12th, 2004, 06:54 AM
Movie #13: Edward Scissorhands (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099487)

I had this on DVD for over a year! I got this back when I would get ANY movie by any person whos movies I mostly liked. I so I got this because it was Tim Burton. Never saw it untill just now. it was so good :( Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes (which I will probably never watch), and Big Fish are all I have left to see from him :(

EverythingWillSuck
Jan 12th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes (which I will probably never watch), and Big Fish are all I have left to see from him :(

same here :eek

Immortal Goat
Jan 12th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Edward Scissorhands is a great movie, as is 12 Angry Men. Glad you saw the original, too. They did a made-for-TV remake of it and the sportsfan was played by Tony Danza. Fucking horrible. >:

Sicktodeathmx
Jan 13th, 2004, 03:03 PM
A couple of good movies you might want to add to your list:

1. Donnie Darko
2. Requiem for a dream
3. Pi
4. May
5. 1,000 Maniacs
6. Help! (Just cause it's so funny)
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
8. Strange Brew

executioneer
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:01 PM
these have to be movies he hasn't seen before >:

-willie

Rongi
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:03 PM
1. Donnie Darko - sucks
2. Requiem for a dream - haven't seen it
3. Pi - overrated
4. May - haven't seen it
5. 1,000 Maniacs - don't care
6. Help! (Just cause it's so funny)
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - sucks
8. Strange Brew - don't care

executioneer
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:04 PM
JIXBY UYO SHOULD WATCH FIGHTCLUB ITS GOT A REAL DEPE PHILOSPHICAL MEANING TO IT :lol

-willie

Rongi
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:05 PM
I HEARD IT'S SECRETELY NAZI PROPAGANDA BUT YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOOK INTO IT TO SEE IT :x

Sicktodeathmx
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:13 PM
1. Donnie Darko - sucks
2. Requiem for a dream - haven't seen it
3. Pi - overrated
4. May - haven't seen it
5. 1,000 Maniacs - don't care
6. Help! (Just cause it's so funny)
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - sucks
8. Strange Brew - don't care

I wasn't talking to you... I was talking to Jixby

Rongi
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:14 PM
All I'm saying is you have shitty taste

Kthnx

Sicktodeathmx
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:16 PM
You haven't seen half of them. But that's your thing.

Zebra 3
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:47 PM
( ...Planet of the Apes (which I will probably never watch),
The remake was a disappointment, but the original 1969 version is a sci-fi classic.

Jixby Phillips
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:49 AM
Movie #14 Miller's Crossing (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100150)

I watched it last night. It was near impossible to follow. I hate mob/mafia movies for that reason. but it looked beautiful and there were scenes I could appreciate on their own without knowing what the fuck was going on.

NEXT MOVIE

Movie # 15: Full Metal Jacket (1987) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058)

I am watching it now but I am going to talk about it tommorow >:

Jixby Phillips
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:52 AM
A couple of good movies you might want to add to your list:

1. Donnie Darko: I have on DVD.
2. Requiem for a dream: Bet you I'll hate it.
3. Pi: Bet you I'll hate it.
4. May: Bet you I'll hate it.
5. 1,000 Maniacs: I dunno.
6. Help! (Just cause it's so funny): Probably.
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: I hate this movie.
8. Strange Brew: SCTV is funnier.

Royal Tenenbaum
Jan 14th, 2004, 09:56 AM
"Movie #14 Miller's Crossing (1990)

I watched it last night. It was near impossible to follow. I hate mob/mafia movies for that reason. but it looked beautiful and there were scenes I could appreciate on their own without knowing what the fuck was going on. "

Watch it again. It makes perfect sense.

Protoclown
Jan 14th, 2004, 01:33 PM
Royal, shut the fuck up.

"Miller's Crossing" IS hard to follow the first time through, there are so many different characters and some of them they talk about and talk about forever before you actually see them (Steve Buscemi's character, who is only in one scene but is referred to over and over as doing things off screen). And the period slang and dialogue can kind of throw you off a bit the first time through.

But watch it again and I guarantee you it will be about ten times better. It's my favorite Coen brothers film.

glowbelly
Jan 14th, 2004, 01:54 PM
hey jixby i bet you'll like barfly >:

Protoclown
Jan 14th, 2004, 02:04 PM
HOW MUCH $$$$$ DO YOU WANT TO BET?

Sicktodeathmx
Jan 14th, 2004, 03:09 PM
For Jixby:

1. Donnie Darko: I have on DVD.
So you like it, that's good.

2. Requiem for a dream: Bet you I'll hate it.
It's very tragic

3. Pi: Bet you I'll hate it.
Eh, probably

4. May: Bet you I'll hate it.
It's not a very... Action type movie, but it's worth seeing sometime.

5. 1,000 Maniacs: I dunno.
Great old horror film :D

6. Help! (Just cause it's so funny): Probably.
Beatles movie... Gee... It's really funny to drink and watch with friends.

7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: I hate this movie.
Many people don't like it because of Depp's voice. But I guess if you don't like this movie that you probably won't like Requiem.

8. Strange Brew: SCTV is funnier.
He's a cop, eh. He knows you lyin.

Jixby Phillips
Jan 14th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Royal, shut the fuck up.

"Miller's Crossing" IS hard to follow the first time through, there are so many different characters and some of them they talk about and talk about forever before you actually see them (Steve Buscemi's character, who is only in one scene but is referred to over and over as doing things off screen). And the period slang and dialogue can kind of throw you off a bit the first time through.

But watch it again and I guarantee you it will be about ten times better. It's my favorite Coen brothers film.

That's what I hate about most gangster films. The ones I've seen are mostly all like this. I have an extremely difficult time remembering names and faces in general, so when there's a movie that relies on it so much it really fucks me up. Seriously, it takes me forever to actually be able to call people I know by their names because I am never sure if I remember them correctly. Actually now that I'm thinking about it, I'm thinking it might be a serious problem. Or maybe it's that I just don't like people very much and I'm anti-social and I don't give a fuck what most people's names are and therefore I'm just not used to remembering names. But at any rate, I'm more able to put voices to faces than names to faces. There are movies that I'll love and be totally involved emotionally in, yet I wouldn't be able to tell you what the main character's first name was. Is that very common?

Royal Tenenbaum
Jan 14th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Royal, shut the fuck up.

"Miller's Crossing" IS hard to follow the first time through, there are so many different characters and some of them they talk about and talk about forever before you actually see them (Steve Buscemi's character, who is only in one scene but is referred to over and over as doing things off screen). And the period slang and dialogue can kind of throw you off a bit the first time through.

But watch it again and I guarantee you it will be about ten times better. It's my favorite Coen brothers film.

Maybe you're just a mental midget and have trouble with films. In comparison to most movies, Miller's Crossing is very easy to follow. It just is.

Rongi
Jan 14th, 2004, 04:33 PM
This is just me but personally I like The Big Lebowski.

John Goodman was the fucking best in that movie :)

Immortal Goat
Jan 14th, 2004, 04:38 PM
Oh, and if you liked "12 Angry Men", there is another older court-case movie you need to see. It doesn't deal with the jury, but for some reason I always think of one when I think of the other. Watch the movie "Inherit the Wind". It's loosely based on facts dealing with the so-called "monkey trials".

Trust me on this one.

Protoclown
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:41 PM
In comparison to most movies, Miller's Crossing is very easy to follow.

So you find most movies more difficult to follow? Like say, "Finding Nemo"?

And Jixby, that's not terribly uncommon. It happens with me sometimes too, but only with certain movies or tv shows, where I can't be bothered to remember the characters' names. I can't explain it.

HickMan
Jan 14th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Strange Brew is still classic. "Take off, eh?"

Sicktodeathmx
Jan 14th, 2004, 07:22 PM
He's a suck, eh.

HickMan
Jan 14th, 2004, 08:48 PM
shut the fuck up

Jixby Phillips
Jan 15th, 2004, 05:49 AM
I am getting behind and I'm not sure if I skipped a day. I think I did.

Oh well, I'm still at least 1 for 1 movies for days.

Full Metal Jacket was fantastic.

Royal Tenenbaum
Jan 15th, 2004, 10:35 AM
In comparison to most movies, Miller's Crossing is very easy to follow.

So you find most movies more difficult to follow? Like say, "Finding Nemo"?

And Jixby, that's not terribly uncommon. It happens with me sometimes too, but only with certain movies or tv shows, where I can't be bothered to remember the characters' names. I can't explain it.

No, most movies are on the very easy to follow plain. And then there are films that aren't, like Mulholland Dr., which requires a second viewing to straighten it out.

Protoclown
Jan 15th, 2004, 02:18 PM
"Full Metal Jacket" is tied with "Dr. Strangelove" as my favorite Kubrik film. I just love the jarring switch from boot camp to the war that makes it feel like two completely different movies.

Miss Modular
Jan 15th, 2004, 02:43 PM
10. Las Hurdes (1933) (aka the Land Without Bread)
I owned this on my VHS of Un Chien Andalou, and hadn't watched it. There's a lot of fucked up shit in this documentary. A goat falls off a cliff and dies, a donkey gets stung to death by bees, and you know what? Dead babies aren't that funny. They just look like they're sleeping.

YES! The genius of this film should not be underestimated.

pjalne
Jan 15th, 2004, 05:10 PM
Is that Buñuel?

Jixby Phillips
Jan 15th, 2004, 05:27 PM
It is.

Jixby Phillips
Jan 16th, 2004, 04:55 AM
Movie #16: Police Academy (1984) (www.imdb.com/title/tt0087928)

:lol WHAT AN INSTITUTION!