nyuhoosier
nyuhoosier
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May 29th, 2010 at 9:43:56 PM permalink
Thanks for the recommendations, which include quite a few I've never seen. Here's a list of favs I typed up a few months ago. They're in no particular order and cut across all genres.

> The Contender
>
> Roger Dodger
>
> The Upside of Anger
>
> City Hall
>
> Good Will Hunting
>
> Braveheart
>
> Bowling for Columbine
>
> In Bruges
>
> Hoosiers
>
> In the Name of the Rose
>
> The Big Lebowski
>
> Shawshank Redemption
>
> Murder in the First
>
> Godfather I
>
> ... and II
>
> Scarface
>
> The Postman
>
> Planes, Trains and Automobiles
>
> The Squid and the Whale
>
> Schindler's List
>
> Mr. Brooks
>
> Punch Drunk Love
>
> Spanglish
>
> Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
>
> School Ties
>
> Fargo
>
> Sideways
>
> Borat
>
> Sandlot
>
> October Sky
>
> When Harry Met Sally
>
> Driving Miss Daisy
>
> Dancing With Wolves
>
> Almost Famous
>
> Into the Wild
>
> WALL-E
>
> 25th Hour
>
> Alfie
>
> Closer
>
> City of God
>
> The Insider
>
> Cinderella Man
>
> Wag the Dog
>
> The Truman Show
>
> Being John Malcovich
>
> All the President's Men
>
> Pulp Fiction
>
> American Splendor
>
> Groundhog Day
>
> Children of Men
>
> The Pianist
>
> Adaptation
>
> Gran Torino
>
> Girl, Interrupted
>
> Papillon
>
> Escape from Alcatraz
>
> Igby Goes Down
>
> Mona Lisa Smile
>
> Jeremiah Johnson
>
> Barry Lyndon
>
> Made
>
> The Outlaw Josie Wales
>
> Goodfellas
>
> Diner
>
> Swingers
>
> The Great Escape
>
> True Romance
>
> Dumb and Dumber
>
> The Thin Red Line
>
> Donnie Brasco
>
> Training Day
>
> Collateral
>
> Million Dollar Baby
>
> A Bronx Tale
>
> American History X
>
> Crash
>
> Glory
>
> It's a Wonderful Life
>
> Office Space
>
> The Last Samurai
>
> Shattered Glass
>
> Knocked Up
>
> Gladiator
>
> Boiler Room
>
> The Departed
>
> Old School
>
> The Piano
>
> Mississippi Burning
>
> Dave
>
> Quills
>
> A Time to Kill
>
> American Beauty
>
> Man in the Moon
>
> Role Models
>
> White Men Can't Jump
>
> As Good As It Gets
>
> Dog Day Afternoon
>
> Scent of a Woman
>
> Amistad
>
> Monsters, Inc.
>
> Spellbound
>
> The Corporation
>
> Boondock Saints
>
> Singles
>
> Good Morning Vietnam
>
> In America
>
> Blow
>
> The Graduate
>
>
Lhornbk70
Lhornbk70
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August 8th, 2010 at 10:50:13 PM permalink
I've never had any problem at all with pop-ups on Netflix. I may have the right security software to block them, but I've never had a message about an attempted pop-up, so I'm not sure if that's it or not.
Ayecarumba
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August 9th, 2010 at 12:48:24 PM permalink
Here are a few gems from my list of favorites:

Banlieue 13 (a.k.a. District B13)
Better Off Dead
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
The Princess Bride
The Professional (a.k.a. Leon)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Seven Samurai
Shaun of the Dead
True Lies
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pacomartin
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September 27th, 2010 at 5:31:41 PM permalink
How is the sequal, District 13: Ultimatum ?
chook
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September 27th, 2010 at 6:12:34 PM permalink
No Country for Old Men, for this scene alone.

Anton Chigurh: What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.
Gas Station Proprietor: Sir?
Anton Chigurh: The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
Gas Station Proprietor: I don't know. I couldn't say.
[Chigurh flips a quarter from the change on the counter and covers it with his hand]
Anton Chigurh: Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Call it?
Anton Chigurh: Yes.
Gas Station Proprietor: For what?
Anton Chigurh: Just call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.
Anton Chigurh: You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't put nothin' up.
Anton Chigurh: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
Gas Station Proprietor: No.
Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
Anton Chigurh: Everything.
Gas Station Proprietor: How's that?
Anton Chigurh: You stand to win everything. Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Alright. Heads then.
[Chigurh removes his hand, revealing the coin is indeed heads]
Anton Chigurh: Well done.
[the gas station proprietor nervously takes the quarter with the small pile of change he's apparently won while Chigurh starts out]
Anton Chigurh: Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
Gas Station Proprietor: Where do you want me to put it?
Anton Chigurh: Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is.
[Chigurh leaves and the gas station proprietor stares at him as he walks out]
You can't trust a dog to mind your food.
Mosca
Mosca
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September 27th, 2010 at 6:18:51 PM permalink
Anyone ever see an old British film from the '50s, The Night My Number Came Up? I don't want to give away anything about the plot, but it's a good one; set in WW2, involving a plane crash and a dream.

It was not available on DVD or VHS; I tracked it down through a service that has access to a film archive, I had it transferred to DVD for my dad, who's talked about it for years, and I gave it to him for his 82nd birthday. In March of '10 it was finally released on DVD, in the UK, and I highly recommend it.

The Night My Number Came Up (Note that the link is to a Region 2 DVD, in PAL format)
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AZDuffman
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September 27th, 2010 at 6:40:48 PM permalink
Here are 30 in no particular order:

Casino
Goodfellas
Cool Hand Luke
Smokey and the Bandit
Patton
The Godfather
The Godfather II
Get Shorty
Midnight Run
Wall Street
The Blues Brothers
Rounders
Days of Thunder
Trading Places
Caddyshack
Bugsy
Blazing Saddles
Charlie Wilson's War
Stripes
Top Gun
Gettysburg
Gran Torino
Diamonds are Forever
A Few Good Men
The Hunt For Red October
Ocean's 11 (Clooney)
The Breakfast Club
The Longest Yard (1970s)
Scarface
The Untouchables

I ownder what everyone's list really says about that person. Anyways, enjoy.
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mkl654321
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September 27th, 2010 at 6:45:22 PM permalink
"The Invention of Lying". Thought-provoking AND hilarious.

"The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable". Just when you thought Bruce Willis couldn't act...

"United 93". Everyone should watch this.

"Fearless". Jeff Bridges and an incredible cast. Amazing music too.

"The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption". Screenplays faithfully adapted from what were two excellent stories. Brilliantly acted, but in understated fashion (which is true to the original novels).

"Last of the Mohicans". A good old fashioned flaring-nostrils movie. But I like period pieces if they're well done, and I like the music.

"A River Runs Through It". Some absolutely wonderful moments, and images. A thoughtful and literate film, and story.

"Saving Private Ryan." War is hell. It's also a lot more morally ambiguous than we'd like to think, even WWII.

"Schindler's List". A riveting and powerfully acted story, which even Steven Spielberg's meddling couldn't ruin.

"Meter Maids in Bondage". What can I say that hasn't already been said about this timeless classic?
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
chook
chook
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September 27th, 2010 at 7:39:45 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

"Meter Maids in Bondage". What can I say that hasn't already been said about this timeless classic?



I'm in wholehearted agreement here.
The string of awards, won by this masterpiece, are testament to it's status as the industry benchmark for all things cinematic.
It thoroughly deserved it's Golden LOL Award.
You can't trust a dog to mind your food.
Toes14
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September 27th, 2010 at 9:42:24 PM permalink
I suggest:

A Beautiful Mind
Adventures of Don Juan
Brokedown Palace
Casablanca
Caveman
Dirty Harry
District 9
D.O.A.
Groundhog Day
Highlander
Jeremiah Johnson
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Mystery, Alaska
Outland
She
Silent Running
Soylent Green
Speed
Stardust
The 13th Warrior
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939 version w/ Basil Rathbone)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Rookie (2002)
The Thing
The Untouchables
The Wind and the Lion
To Have and Have Not
Where Eagles Dare
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