Movie Talk

…and the top ten Pixar movies are:

10.  Cars 2

9. Monsters Inc.

8. Finding Nemo

7. Wall E

6. The Incredibles

5. Ratatouille

4. Cars

3. Toy Story

2. Coco

1.  Toy Story 3


The Incredibles is one of my favorite movies of any kind.


My top 10 10 movies.

10. 10

9. The Ten Commandments

8. Force 10 From Navarone

7. October (10 Days That Shook the World)

5-6. The Magnificent Seven / The Three Musketeers (Lester) double feature

4. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

2. Malcolm X

1. And Then There Were None


DaveSchmidt said:

My top 10 10 movies.

10. 10

9. The Ten Commandments

8. Force 10 From Navarone

7. October (10 Days That Shook the World)

5-6. The Magnificent Seven / The Three Musketeers (Lester) double feature

4. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

2. Malcolm X

1. And Then There Were None

as an encore, Oceans 11


Dirty Rot-ten Scoundrels


The_Soulful_Mr_T said:

drummerboy said:

Saw The Fifth Element again last night, which is from 1997. (had to look that up, I thought it might have been a post-2000 movie) It has become one of my favorite movies. It's so exceptionally well made.

And coincidentally, today comes the sad news that Bruce Willis is suffering from a form of dementia. What a great, unique star he was.

LOVE Fifth Element. Seen it 8 or 10 times. What style. What gorgeous and clever audacity. 
(Chris Tucker, who was so, so great in it, is doing stand up. April 20 at NJPAC.)

I may have to review this.  I saw it in the theater and was super disappointed, particularly because I loved Luc Besson's earlier movies. Maybe it is worth it to give it another chance?


GoSlugs said:

I may have to review this.  I saw it in the theater and was super disappointed, particularly because I loved Luc Besson's earlier movies. Maybe it is worth it to give it another chance?

I think so. When I first saw it I wasn't too impressed either, didn't quite know what to make of it, but it was interesting enough that I re-watched it as it was rebroadcast and it grew on me.

The art direction is fantastic. The intricate (yet ultimately really simple) main plot line is faultlessy executed. I still find things that I missed in previous viewings. And, importantly, it's as much a comedy as it is scifi, and does both genres proud.

Love it.


drummerboy said:

GoSlugs said:

I may have to review this.  I saw it in the theater and was super disappointed, particularly because I loved Luc Besson's earlier movies. Maybe it is worth it to give it another chance?

I think so. When I first saw it I wasn't too impressed either, didn't quite know what to make of it, but it was interesting enough that I re-watched it as it was rebroadcast and it grew on me.

The art direction is fantastic. The intricate (yet ultimately really simple) main plot line is faultlessy executed. I still find things that I missed in previous viewings. And, importantly, it's as much a comedy as it is scifi, and does both genres proud.

Love it.

It's a wonderfully fun movie. 


Somebody has to say it: 

I saw COCAINE BEAR yesterday. It was just what I expected. Lots of fun, gore and laughs. Fun, very game cast including Ray Liotta in his final picture. Some very gruesome bear violence but it's done with a sense of humor. Perhaps not for everybody but I enjoyed it quite a bit. 


I watched "Lawrence of Arabia" recently. I had seen certain parts many times but had never watched it start to finish.  The runtime is 3.5 hours and there is an intermission built into the film.  It's an incredible story and the cinematograpy is spectacular.  I'd love to go see some of those places in person. On the downside, Alec Guiness and Anthony Quinn playing Arabian characters was a stretch.


A note about searching for movies on Roku.  Sometimes I can't find a movie using the general Roku search engine but the movie shows up in the search engine of a particular streaming channel, and not just obscure channels.  I just finished an extremely interesting novel and discovered that there was a recent movie version of it.  It did not show up in a Roku search but its on Netflix.



The other night, in one of its magnificent Oscar month theme blocks, TCM strang together Witness for the Prosecution, 12 Angry Men, Anatomy of a Murder and Inherit the Wind. I caught 12 Angry Men, for maybe the 10th time.

It’s striking how minutely it captures the human dynamics of social media — the impatience, the diatribes, the pressure-releasing asides, the passing fury, the default antagonism to contrary information, and the appeal of unsure prodders like Juror Davis who listen, acknowledge and keep their cool.


DaveSchmidt said:

The other night, in one of its magnificent Oscar month theme blocks, TCM strang together Witness for the Prosecution, 12 Angry Men, Anatomy of a Murder and Inherit the Wind. I caught 12 Angry Men, for maybe the 10th time.

It’s striking how minutely it captures the human dynamics of social media — the impatience, the diatribes, the pressure-releasing asides, the passing fury, the default antagonism to contrary information, and the appeal of unsure prodders like Juror Davis who listen, acknowledge and keep their cool.

yeah that was some night of movies.


Love Witness for the Prosecution and Charles Laughton.  His portrayal of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is to me one of the most moving performances in the history of filmdom. 


bub said:

Love Witness for the Prosecution and Charles Laughton.  His portrayal of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is to me one of the most moving performances in the history of filmdom. 

For another moving Laughton performance, check out Tales of Manhattan, if you haven’t already. It’s an episodic charmer that Edward G. Robinson also carries to its heights.


bub said:

Love Witness for the Prosecution and Charles Laughton.  His portrayal of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is to me one of the most moving performances in the history of filmdom. 

Love Hunchback. Laughton is fantastic.  So creepy but so clearly big with heart. 


Wing attack - Plan R, is in effect on TCM


DaveSchmidt said:

The other night, in one of its magnificent Oscar month theme blocks, TCM strang together Witness for the Prosecution, 12 Angry Men, Anatomy of a Murder and Inherit the Wind. I caught 12 Angry Men, for maybe the 10th time.

It’s striking how minutely it captures the human dynamics of social media — the impatience, the diatribes, the pressure-releasing asides, the passing fury, the default antagonism to contrary information, and the appeal of unsure prodders like Juror Davis who listen, acknowledge and keep their cool.

What a list! I've seen all 4 multiple times. I remember seeing the remake of 12 Angry Men as well.


I have to say - Cocaine Bear was pretty entertaining - unexpected.


jamie said:

I have to say - Cocaine Bear was pretty entertaining - unexpected.

yes, great fun. 


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