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 Post subject: 100 Modern Classics to see before you die
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:20 pm 
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http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/100-mov ... ssics.html

I can say I've seen about two-thirds of these movies. Although I don't think Being John Malkovich, Royal Tenenbaums, and Pan's Labryinth should be on this list.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Modern Classics to see before you die
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Being John Malkovich


Yeah, this should be on there if for no other reason than how unique it is.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Modern Classics to see before you die
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 5:38 pm 
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I haven't seen a few of these movies but ones that should be on the list include.

1.Clueless
2.The Royal Teenbaums
3.Pans Lybirith(spelling)
4.Donnie Darko
5,Momento

At least a few movies shouldn't be on the list.The following should be on the list.

1.Gladiator
2.Movie where Brad Pitt ages and gets younger sorry can't think of the name off top of my head.
3.Shooter
4.Edge of Darkness (new Mel Gibson film)
5.Selena
6.The Blind Side

I'm sure I can come up with 15 other movies but how some of those movies made the list not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Modern Classics to see before you die
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:24 pm 
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I didn't get Being John Malkovich. Maybe it's because I saw it a few years later. But to me it was one of the most boring movies I ever saw, and I didn't care a bit about the characters. Maybe I just missed the point.

And Benjamin Button is a good movie, but it's too long and dull. There's part of the movie that are interested, but they are spaced about by about 30-45 minutes where I'm like "Who cares."

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Modern Classics to see before you die
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I give this list 3 out of 5 stars... I have a ton of agrees and disagreements, but rather than bore all of you I must focus on one. There will be blood is a horrible pointless turd of a movie. Sure that actors were great, but the story was horrible and that can't be overlooked.

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I give this list 3 out of 5 stars... I have a ton of agrees and disagreements, but rather than bore all of you I must focus on one. There will be blood is a horrible pointless turd of a movie. Sure that actors were great, but the story was horrible and that can't be overlooked.

I'm going to have to take a deeper look at that list again There Will Be Blood couldn't stand it forgot it was on the list. Gangs Of New York should be on the list if it isn't already.I know I am missing a few Tom Hanks,Dicaprio movies and even Cruise who are some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

How about putting Murder By Death on the list of Killer Clowns From Outer Space. :lol: As goofey as those movies were I still remember them for being stupid funny not to say they were the best movies but movies you love and don't forget them because of their stupid humor. Sharkey's Machine starring Burt Reynolds and Rachel Ward another movie I can't forget if anything the sheer sexiness of Rachel Ward's part and the music of jazz singer Betty Carter. Rachel Ward was the hot actress in the Thorn Birds television series a long time ago still one of my favorites to this day. Hmm, I should come up with my best list sometime see what you guys think. I'm sure BB may not like it since I really don't get into the movies from a long time ago but I should to be a movie critic.Still my list would be mostly 80's,90's and 2000's movies.Oh how can we forget Wizard of Oz? :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Modern Classics to see before you die
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There Will be Blood IMO is a filmmaker's type of film. I think it has very good acting and its cinematography is really top notch (the scene where the oil well is burning sticks out in my mind), and I think you feel like you're in the 1910s (or whenever its set). But it is a pretty dull movie. If I was a film teacher, I'd show it to my film students as a visually well-made movie. But other than that and watching Daniel Day-Lewis talk about milkshakes and bashing skulls with bowling pins, there isn't much reason to see that movie.

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