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    So a friends comment elsewhere had me thinking again about periods of time and the movies they produced.

    For instance my favorite 10 by decade starting with the 80s...

    1980s:
    1. Field of Dreams
    2. Raiders
    3. Gandhi
    4. Chariots of Fire
    5. Blade Runner
    6. Reds
    7. The Verdict
    8. A Fish Called Wanda
    9. Die Hard.
    10. Witness/The Empire Strikes Back

    1990s:
    1. Sense and Sensibility
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. The Shawshank Redemption
    4. Apollo 13
    5. Silence of the Lambs
    6. The Usual Suspects
    7. Unforgiven
    8. Sling Blade
    9. LA Confidential
    10. The Sixth Sense/Babe

    2000:
    1. Gladiator
    2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    3. Lord of the Rings
    4. Inglorious Basterds
    5. Unbreakable
    6. Amelie
    7. Open Range
    8. Castaway
    9. Gran Torino
    10. The Bourne Ultimatum

    2010--: So far...
    1. Lincoln
    2. Inception
    3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    4. Shutter Island
    5. True Grit
    6. The Descendants
    7. Skyfall
    8. Django Unchained
    9. John Wick
    10. The Martian
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    When I grow up I want to be Sally Yates.

    Until then, I want to be Wonder Woman. I have a few things I need to take care of.

    So keep your candles burning

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    AB's top films

    1. Konga
    2. Gigli
    3. Phantom Menace
    4. Bio-Dome
    5. Spice World
    6. Speed Two: Cruise Control
    7. Battlefield Earth
    8. Batman and Robin
    9. Leonard Part 6
    10. Jupiter Ascending
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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    AB's top films

    1. Konga
    2. Gigli
    3. Phantom Menace
    4. Bio-Dome
    5. Spice World
    6. Speed Two: Cruise Control
    7. Battlefield Earth
    8. Batman and Robin
    9. Leonard Part 6
    10. Jupiter Ascending


    Wha...??

    How dare you sir?!!!!

    Never in all my born days...rant...harrumph...blather etc!



    And anyway, you missed out 'Garfield'...

    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post


    Wha...??

    How dare you sir?!!!!

    Never in all my born days...rant...harrumph...blather etc!



    And anyway, you missed out 'Garfield'...

    I had it and Gymkata tied for honorable mention, along with a few other near misses on your video rental list, which included:

    The Ice Age Director's Cut Collection

    London Has Fallen Directors Cut (almost entirely comprised of the credit sequence)

    Dirty Grandpa

    And, of course Yoga Hosers, the Directors...well, no...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    I had it and Gymkata tied for honorable mention, along with a few other near misses on your video rental list, which included:

    The Ice Age Director's Cut Collection

    London Has Fallen Directors Cut (almost entirely comprised of the credit sequence)

    Dirty Grandpa

    And, of course Yoga Hosers, the Directors...well, no...
    I watched the original 'Solaris' the other night thank you so very much. Keep your despicable (you) films and heinous associated somewhere else!
    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    I watched the original 'Solaris' the other night thank you so very much.
    Word on the street is you thought it was a musical. Or were car shopping and became disoriented.

    Keep your despicable (you) films and heinous associated somewhere else!
    Is it true you once watched The Wiz with Pink Floyd's Dark side of the Moon playing? So close on that one, weren't you...
    You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Word on the street is you thought it was a musical. Or were car shopping and became disoriented.
    I'm not accountable for drunken scrabble players or Toyota & Oklahoma enthusiasts...




    Is it true you once watched The Wiz with Pink Floyd's Dark side of the Moon playing? So close on that one, weren't you...
    Whereas you hit 'The Wall'...

    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    A friend of mine, a former rugby player, was talking musicals the other day...

    Gave me an idea for a fresh take on an old classic: Gone With the Wind: the Musical.

    Tunes?


    What Shall I do/Frankly my Dear

    Don't Know Nuthin' (bout birthin' no babies)

    You Need Kissin (badly)

    Fiddle-dee-dee

    Carpet Bagger Blues

    The Ol South's Fallen (and it can't get up)

    I'm Not A Marrying Man

    No Gentleman/No Lady

    It Ain't Fittin

    Yankees All Over Everywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
    DC won't make a truly entertaining movie without a complete re-re-rethink of everything.

    1. Too serious. Refuses to poke even a little fun at itself and make viewing fun. These are magical people in leotards, after all, not epic Germanic opera.

    2. Often too visually subdued, muted, dim or dark. Hasn't fully shaken off Burton. It's an old look now.

    3. Tone is too gritty, too "real," carried over from Nolan. Find something new.

    4. Characters are generally ridiculously overpowered. The recent energy-projecting version of Doomsday is the most absurd example ever. Metropolis fight with Zod was way overdone.

    5. Infatuated with its own mythos. Yes, we know why Batman is partly deranged. We've seen his folks murdered a dozen times already. Yes we know that Superman is always angst-ridden, insecure and afraid he can't fit in...oh wait, that's the current one, Superboy. Christopher Reeve's character outgrew daddy issues and teen angst as a teen and learned who and what he was. Confidence vs lack. Adult vs teen.

    6. The characters generally do not resemble authentic, developed, complex people (thus interesting and sympathetic) the way Marvel's usually do.

    7. Increasingly blah music (in fairness, Marvel's music has been pretty blah from the start...DC has the edge here, barely).

    The JL trailers indicate they're already cloning elements that work with Avengers. So there's that.
    Wonder Woman was a huge step in the right direction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
    Not that WW, Batman and Superman are from Stan Lee.
    They're not even from Marvel. What do you have against Marvel, though?

    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Is it true you once watched The Wiz with Pink Floyd's Dark side of the Moon playing? So close on that one, weren't you...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

    They're not even from Marvel. What do you have against Marvel, though?
    Black Lives Matter, a racist anti-Christ terrorist organization is portrayed as heroic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
    Black Lives Matter, a racist anti-Christ terrorist organization is portrayed as heroic.
    When and where?


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