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Lounge Ken's awesome movie ratings !!

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by mr j, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. LarryS

    LarryS Well-Known Member

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    I was just watching re-runs of johnny Carson show that they show daily......and Rich Little was on. The thing I realized, is that every actor he impersonated, would not be recognized by most people in their 30's or younger.
    John Wayne, Bogart. Stewart, Cagney, Peter Lore. Louis Armstrong, Burt Lancaster, Heston.....

    When I was a kid, I would watch regular tv(there was no cable)......and think to myself....the people in these movies....even the minor actors ...will live forever, because these movies will always be shown over and over on these stations.(we only had 6-7 stations)

    But with cable, and people not being interested in black and white movies.......I was wrong. These stars, and almost stars of the B movies that I used to watch.......are gone....unless you are taking a film class in college. No one will remember them like I thought. There work is rather disposable.

    even classic comedy like Marx brothers movies..from over 80 years ago are dead to the world..
    Growing up watching old movies to me were Marx brothers, Laureland Hardy. Abbot and Costello, Bowery Boys. ....were played every sunday on local movie channel. Those are all but dead to the world. They are what silent films were to me.
     
  2. TurboGenius

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    Hey Ken - spent almost my entire life NOT watching movies (when avoidable) just for personal reasons.
    Then recently (last 5-6 years or so have started watching EVERYTHING). It's interesting because all
    the movies that everyone else had seen, I hadn't. Now I have some that I've put in my top 10 without
    a doubt and some I have even watched 20+ times. (I own them - can't stand theaters).
    I read your reviews - don't agree with some of them, but that's how it's supposed to be.
    What's your top 10 and top 5 perhaps ?
    I'm always taking suggestions on what to watch - some friends would tell me "You HAVE to see this one"
    and it's usually 50/50 if I end up liking it or not lol. Some suggestions are usually non-mainstream or ones
    other people haven't heard of either. But regardless - what's your top list if you have the time to
    jot it down.
    Cheers.
     
  3. mr j

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    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates >> 5.5 (damn funny)

    The Legend of Tarzan >> 4.5

    Ken

    (hold tight Turbo)
     
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    Holding tight. Grins
    This weekend saw "The Passion of the Christ" for the first time and "Spy Game".
    Liked them both, even though at least one of them was based on complete fiction. Laughs.
    Tonight I think I'll watch Monty Python's Life of Brian - just to have a few laughs again and keep
    the religious roll going.
    "He's NOT the MESSIAH ! He's a NAUGHTY BOY !"
     
  5. mr j

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    I loved both of those. Spy Game type of films are MY THING....great movie (imo of course).

    Ken
     
  6. mr j

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    Turbo >>

    I did a thread here regarding some of my past favorite films. I will also include OTHER awesome movies, next post.

    Please view a few of them. Not sure how many of these you have seen. >>

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    Schindler's List
    Saving Private Ryan
    Pulp Fiction
    Dances With Wolves
    The Thin Red Line
    Good Will Hunting
    Philadelphia
    Millers Crossing
    Donnie Brasco
    Casino
    Apollo 13
    Last of the Mohicans
    Hang Em High
    The Guns of Navarone
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Hustler
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Dirty Dozen
    A Fistful of Dollars
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Cool Hand Luke
    Planet of the Apes (original)
    Once Upon a Time in America
    2001
    2010
    The Godfather
    Apocalypse Now
    The Deer Hunter
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    American Graffiti
    The French Connection
    Dog Day Afternoon
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Falcon and the Snowman
    Wall Street
    The Big Red One
    Ice Station Zebra
     
  7. mr j

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    Seven Years in Tibet
    Four Feathers (2002)
    The Revenant
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    Sicario
    Gone Baby Gone
    Clear and Present Danger
    Cinderella Man
    Doubt
    Enemy at the Gates
    Extract
    Extreme Measures
    Frost Nixon
    Fast Food Nation
    Family Man
    A Mighty Heart
    And the Band Played On
    Blood Diamond
    Brubaker
    Changeling
    Deja Vu
    Cyrus
    Contraband
    Contagion
    Falling Down
    Master and Commander
    Man On Fire
    Made
    Lord of War
    Lawless
    K19: The Widowmaker
    Into the Wild
    Inside Man
    Unforgiven
    Up in the Air
    Walk the Line
    Westworld
    Zodiac
    With Honors
    What About Bob?
    Way of the Gun
    About a Boy
    A Perfect Getaway
    The Clearing
    The Town
    Social Network
    Sum of all Fears
    The Way
    The Whistle Blower
    The Worlds Fastest Indian
    Thirteen Days
    Thunderheart
    Troy
    U571
    The Kingdom
    The Joneses
    The Informant
    Hurt Locker
    The Hurricane
    The Great Buck Howard
    The Ghost and the Darkness
    The Game
    The Firm
    The French Connection
    Mystery Alaska
    Thank You For Smoking
    Tenure
    Tears of the Sun
    Sunshine Cleaning
    State of Play
    Sneakers
    Searching For Bobby Fischer
    The Reader
    The Road
    Ides of March
    Heist
    Rounders
    Reign Over Me
    Pushing Tin
    Patriot Games
    Out of the Furnace
    One Good Cop
    North Country
    Narc
     
  8. TurboGenius

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    Whoah ! Grins. I said top 10 !! lol j/k
    Will look them over and see what I missed.
     
  9. mr j

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    What do you usually enjoy?

    Drama, comedy, action, sci-fi?

    Ken
     
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    Anything but comedy. :)
    That's only because so many times someone has said "This movie is sooooo funny, you have to see it" and
    I never laughed once, nor smiled.
    I think my sense of humor isn't compatible with most movie-goers.
    For funny - One of my favorites was "Don't be a menace to South Central while drinking your juice in the hood"
    and was such a laugh because I have seen all of the movies mentioned in the title and this comedy was
    actually a comedy. :)
    So I tend to avoid comedy, romantic movies, ie. chick flicks. More action/suspense/some sci-fi etc. I can
    deal with but I'll turn something off after 15 minutes if I'm not feeling it.
    I also don't like politically motivated movies - those ones where you're being entertained and not even
    realize the whole time that you're being preached to. ie. Avatar.
     
  11. mr j

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    The Infiltrator >> 7.5
     
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    "Elvis and Nixon", hilarious, definitely worth a watch...

    Regarding your list above;

    "Zero Dark Thirty" one of my all time favorite movies, watched it many times 10/10
     
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    Star Trek:Beyond >> 3.5 (hated it!!)

    Lights Out >> 2.5
     
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    Keeping Up With The Joneses >> 4

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back >> 2.5

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children >> 3.5

    Rogue One >>7.5

    Collateral Beauty >> 7.5

    Office Christmas Party >> 5

    Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them >> 4

    Allied >> 6.5

    The Edge of Seventeen >> 5.5

    Manchester By the Sea >> 5

    Doctor Strange >> 6

    Hacksaw Ridge >> 8
     
  15. LarryS

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    I wanted to see Hacksaw Ridge but like you I dont like political bias.

    Did that movie stay clear of it? I was hoping mel gibson wasnt politically heavy handed
     
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    Very little bias, well done.

    Ken
     
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    Bleed For This >> 8.5........DAMN GOOD!!!

    Assassins Creed >> 3
     
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    Passengers >> 4, I really wanted this to be better!!

    Ken
     
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    Underworld: Blood Wars >> 3.5
     
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    The Bye Bye Man >> 2
     

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