odiousgambit
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August 25th, 2010 at 3:16:49 AM permalink
this came to me in an email:

"The Wizard of Oz" has been described as The Ultimate Chick Flick; it's the story of two women fighting to the death over a pair of shoes.
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August 25th, 2010 at 6:45:20 AM permalink
never thought of it in that way before....but yes, i see it now
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August 25th, 2010 at 7:09:27 AM permalink
It's not a chick flick if there's no love triangle, boyfriend or husband.
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August 25th, 2010 at 12:05:17 PM permalink
I thought the novel was about 19th century monetary policy...gold standard vs free silver (the original material of the 'Ruby' slippers) and all of that hullabaloo.
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August 25th, 2010 at 2:55:47 PM permalink
This got me to wondering, what is the biggest "chick flick." To answer that question, I looked at the top 50 movies sorted by men and women. I think the award should go to Gone with Wind, which women rated as #13, and it didn't even make the mens' top 50. Personally, I didn't like it that much either. There were a few good moments, but overall just too long and overdramatic. Great last line though.

What makes for a good question, assuming the movie were real life, would Scarlett and Rhett have ever gotten back together? Ask a woman and you usually get a "yes." Ask a man and you'll get a "hell no!"

To reverse the question, what is the biggest guy movie? Using the same methodology, I'd have to go with Inception. However, that I think rating will go down. The movie was not that good. I regret wasting my money on it. It is probably inflated right now because mostly people who paid good money to see it voted. Instead, I'd have to go with Pulp Fiction, which men rated #5, and it didn't make the womens' top 50.
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August 25th, 2010 at 4:06:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Instead, I'd have to go with Pulp Fiction, which men rated #5, and it didn't make the womens' top 50.



That's probably the worst movie I ever saw (and I didn't see all of it).

I think the ultimate chick flick is "Titanic." There's a love triangle, the prospect of a loveless marriage and the guy the heroine loves and will love forever, who conveniently dies near the end saving her life. And a theme song by Celine Dion, to boot. Following closely I'd nominate "Ghost"

For Guy film I'd nominate either "Air Force One" or "Die Hard." Perhaps even the original "Rocky."


BTW I've never seen any of the films I just mentioned.
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August 25th, 2010 at 6:48:55 PM permalink
Chick flick: The March of the Penguins. The guys have to sit on the egg for MONTHS.

Guy Flick: The Incredibles. Every guy wants a cute, flexible wife.
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August 25th, 2010 at 8:01:05 PM permalink
My daughter's favorite flick: Titanic. It premiered on her birth date (exactly). JUST SINK THE DAMNED SHIP ALREADY. My wife's favorite flick - Somewhere in Time... BORING.

My favorite flick: Hunt for Red October, where Sean Connery pretends he's Russian. And I also loved Pulp Fiction.
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August 25th, 2010 at 8:06:42 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

My daughter's favorite flick: Titanic. It premiered on her birth date (exactly). JUST SINK THE DAMNED SHIP ALREADY. My wife's favorite flick - Somewhere in Time... BORING.

My favorite flick: Hunt for Red October, where Sean Connery pretends he's Russian. And I also loved Pulp Fiction.



Actually, he's pretending to be a Lithuanian--a distinction that's significant to the plot (and, I imagine, to Lithuanians).

I think the reason Titanic was so successful is that it had the weepy love story, but a lot of stuff still got blowed up reeeel good, so the guys got a payoff for sitting through the first two hours.
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August 26th, 2010 at 6:00:13 AM permalink
Quote:

JUST SINK THE DAMNED SHIP ALREADY.

My sentiments exactly, although it DID have one hilarious line: The band is playing as the ship is going down. At the end of a song, one of them says "Nobody is listening to us." Another replies "Nobody listens to us at dinner either..." and they play on. But then they ruined it ten minues later when they finally stopped, saying stupid sentimental crap like "It's been a privilege and honor playing with you tonight..."

Titanic was not only the ultimate chick flick, it was the ultimate chick song too! So much so that Howard Stern had a contest for a band to take that song and "strap on a pair of balls." The new version was damn good!



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