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oldiowaguy #41 Posted Apr 07 2017 - 16:51

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LOTR Trilogy

The Hobbit Trilogy

Star Wars Episodes IV-VII

Rogue One

Saving Private Ryan

Hacksaw Ridge

Letters From Iwo Jima

Flags of our Fathers



Klaatu_Nicto #42 Posted Apr 07 2017 - 16:52

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View Postmattwong, on Apr 07 2017 - 06:08, said:

 

I haven't seen it.  I adopted a "No Adam Sandler" policy many years ago, because I despise his on-screen persona so much.  Every one of his characters tends to follow the same arc:

 

Beginning of movie: self-absorbed, inconsiderate moron with no real goals in life

Middle of movie: self-absorbed, inconsiderate moron who develops a goal in  life

End of movie: slightly less self-absorbed, inconsiderate moron

 

This is not the typical Adam Sandler movie. He plays the part of a man whose family was on one of the planes that crashed into the WTC on 9-11.

 


Edited by Klaatu_Nicto, Apr 07 2017 - 17:00.


Iron_Soul_Stealer #43 Posted Apr 10 2017 - 02:42

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Here's another great movie that's currently on netflix right now:

 

 

I enjoyed it, and I thought it was well done.

 

 



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WALL-E

 

Best movie of all time, don't even have to explain 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #45 Posted Apr 10 2017 - 06:07

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View Post_Reichandroll, on Apr 09 2017 - 21:58, said:

WALL-E

 

Best movie of all time, don't even have to explain 

 

That one wasn't bad {with regards to bot-artificial-intelligence}, but I really really liked this movie:

 

 

Still one of my all time personal favourites...:B

 



mattwong #46 Posted Apr 11 2017 - 15:19

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I started to compile a list of favourite movies, but there are too many.



Klaatu_Nicto #47 Posted Apr 11 2017 - 18:04

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Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. — James Madison

 

 

 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #48 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 01:45

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Another one of my personal favourites:

 

Spoiler

 



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Iron_Soul_Stealer #50 Posted Apr 16 2017 - 21:52

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One of my all time personal favourites. Especially this time of year.

 

 

Rest in peace Mr. Wilder.

 

 



t6c #51 Posted Apr 17 2017 - 19:29

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Where the Boys Aren't. Sort of film where the title is all you need.

Klaatu_Nicto #52 Posted Apr 17 2017 - 20:06

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View Postt6c, on Apr 17 2017 - 10:29, said:

Where the Boys Aren't. Sort of film where the title is all you need.

 

Back in the day when singers didn't use auto-tune and women didn't have fake breasts.

 


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Klaatu_Nicto #53 Posted Apr 18 2017 - 23:27

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A little later I'm going to enjoy a John Wayne double feature. These two movies were unseen by anyone for 20 years.

 

From wiki:

The High and the Mighty is a 1954 WarnerColor American "disaster" film in CinemaScope. The High and the Mighty was produced nearly two decades before Airport and sequels (along with the Airplane! parodies, the first of which featured Stack lampooning himself). The High and the Mighty served as a template for later disaster-themed films such as the Airport series (1970–79), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Hindenburg (1975) and Titanic (1997). The film was one of Wayne's co-productions in which he also starred, a practice which would not become widespread until the 1980s and 1990s.

 

By the 1960s and 1970s, The High and the Mighty became a television staple but, due to tighter broadcast schedules and several royalty disputes, its last appearances on broadcast television were in 1982 on the TBS cable channel, and on Cinemax in March/April 1985. One crucial element in the film's resurrection was the extensive restoration required after decades of languishing in the Wayne film vault, where the film suffered major water damage and one reel was lost for a period of time, making the possibility of such a pristine restoration seemingly unlikely. Significant portions of the film stock showed color fading which necessitated a restoration process. The restoration took more than a year and three months were spent on fixing the audio.

 

Demand arose to get the film released in home video formats. The estate of John Wayne made a deal in the early 2000s with Cinetech (film) and Chace Productions (sound) to update and restore both The High and the Mighty and Island in the Sky. This led to a distribution agreement with Wayne's production and distribution company Batjac Productions and both American Movie Classics (for TV rights) and Paramount Pictures (home video rights). Following the recovery of the lost reel, The High and the Mighty, after its meticulous restoration, was rebroadcast on television in July 2005, the first broadcasts in 20 years. Together with Island in the Sky, the film was released as a "special collector's edition" DVD with new cover art in August of the same year by Paramount Home Entertainment. It was also broadcast on Turner Classic Movies on October 27, 2007.

 

Island in the Sky is a 1953 American aviation adventure drama starring and co-produced by John Wayne. Due to its realism depicting the events surrounding an actual aircraft crash, it is considered one of the "classic" aviation films. Island in the Sky and The High and the Mighty, released the following year, are two of the earliest all-star disaster films.

 

I give both movies :great::great:

 

 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #54 Posted Apr 24 2017 - 02:34

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Another movie I've always loved was this old classic: The Neverending Story.

 

It has so much wonderful imagination, and is so well written.

*On second thought, I won't recommend it to our forum members {a few in particular}. It just has waaaay too much imagination and creativity. Obviously more than some can handle. A few of our members here might try to "demand proof and evidence of the existence of a Luck Dragon"...and the whole point of the movie would be lost on them. 

 

 

Oh well. Their loss.

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #55 Posted Apr 24 2017 - 22:11

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A few days ago I watched for the first time the Fellowship of the Ring.

 

Thought I was watching a Skyrim quest.  :B



BaconMeLoveIt #56 Posted Apr 25 2017 - 06:10

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Add to my favorite list..

  • Field of Lost Shoes - one of the unbiased movies I have watched regarding the War for Southern Independence
  • Tora Tora Tora - at last a war movie with no love story but just pure war (I'm looking at you Pearl Harbor)

 

I have the Blu-ray for Gods and General and Gettysburg but have yet to watch those since those are "special editions" so am hesitant to tear off the plastic seal... Later, I may buy the digital copies to watch.

 

Not a movie but...

  • Highway to Heaven -  it can be cheesy at times but still a gold.
  • The Veil (1958) - I watched it for a developed story not special effects.


Iron_Soul_Stealer #57 Posted Apr 26 2017 - 22:03

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The Deer Hunter.

 

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Another classic, and personal favourite.

 



yereverluvinunclebert #58 Posted Apr 26 2017 - 23:45

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Zulu - because - ZULU!

 

150 British troops vs 4,000 Zulu trained warriors. If you've ever met a real Zulu warrior in real life prepare to crapyour pants.

 



strenfoo #59 Posted Apr 26 2017 - 23:59

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A lot of the movies previously listed are on my list but I'm surprised nobody listed The Shawshank Redemption.  I don't know if I'd rate it as my number one favorite (too hard to pick just one) but it's one of the few movies that I could watch over and over.

Klaatu_Nicto #60 Posted Apr 28 2017 - 18:44

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