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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Movie recommendations

If you're like me, you spend time each week trying to decide if any of those new flicks are worth the price; or perhaps you stand in the video rental store, staring at the multitudinous shelves and wondering what you should rent.

So, let's here some of your recommendations! What's your favorite movie currently in theatres? Your favorite rental? What do you like in each of the different genres, like drama, sci-fi, action...?

Give the rest of us some ideas!

NO SPOILERS, please.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'll go first, since I started it.

Favorite in theatres: The Island. Just saw it last night, and I was utterly blown away. I wasn't expecting much, as sci-fi has been a little lackluster and plot-holey lately, but this one was polished to perfection. If you dig the classic sci-fi (think: Philip K Dich << STUPID board filters won't let me type his name... this is sad), I think you'll love this one.

Favorite on video: We have lots on the shelves that I watch over and over again.

The Incredibles - Perhaps the best movie I've ever seen. EVER. Really. Animated, suitable for younguns.
Galaxy Quest - Comedy, a Star Trek spoof, but not really. It never gets old.
Jurassic Park - The first sci-fi that really turned my head, and its special effects have yet to be bested. Probably qualifies as my favorite movie.
Pirates of the Caribbean - One of my favorite action flicks... and, hey, it has Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. Yes, please.
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I just saw Dark Water it was pretty good for people like me who like suspensful movies. I definitely wouldn't call it scary though! I also saw the original, with the same name. Both are worth seeing.

Hi my name is Corry and I am a horror movie addict

Rentals:

Imaginary Heroes: Very sad movie about a family dealing with their own dysfunctions and the death of a family member to suicide. I highly reccomend it.

Napoleon Dynamite: this one is definitely on my list of favourite movies now!

Good old scary ones like The Shining and The Changeling and newer scary ones like Infection it has english subtitles. Dead Birds was good purely for the creepy special effects!!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 02:16 PM
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Recommended science fiction:

Metropolis (1927)
Destination Moon (1950) - first of the 1950s SF movies *
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
It Came from Outer Space (1953 ORIGINAL, NOT REMAKE) *
Invaders from Mars (1953 ORIGINAL, NOT REMAKE) *
War of the Worlds (1953)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Unearthly Stranger (1963) *
Seconds (1966) *
2001: A Space Odyssey (196
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Westworld (1973)
Fantastic planet (1973)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Star Wars original trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Alien, Aliens (1979, 1986) (I think these would be a lot more exciting to see in a theater though)
E.T. (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Dune (1984)
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
The Terminator, Terminator 2 (1984, 1992) - 3rd is OK but not as good
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Men in Black (the first one only) (1997)
A.I. (2001)

* Had to buy
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we went to wedding crashers last night.. it was AWESOME!!!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 05:34 PM
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Meet The Parents
Meet The Fockers
Legally Blonde
Honeymoon in Vegas
National Lampoon's Vacation
National Lampoon's European Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation
A Christmas Story
Child's Play
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 08:31 PM
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Heard these were pretty good......

Wedding Crashers
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Island

Was going to watch the Chocolate Factory but it was sold out
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Barber Shop1&2-So funny! My FAV MOVIE(s)!

Labryinth-Great old fantasy movie

Bend it like Beckam(sp) -great

Soul food is also a great movie!
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