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    Just curious on what movies people like and they want to watch. Yes, this is a very subtle way of asking for recommendations.

    For the record, I do feel like most of my favorite films feel somewhat off from my current demographic, but from where I lived as a kid I didn't really get the chance to experience movies. So I guess I'm playing catch-up.

    My list:

    The Matrix
    V for Vendetta
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Shawshank Redemption
    District 9
    Zodiac
    Wall-E
    fricking IP Man, goddamn
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Scott Pilgrim vs the World

    And to-watch:

    Parasite
    Spirited Away
    Knives Out
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    Pan's Labyrinth
    any of Fincher's Films
    Donnie Darko

    (I'll probably edit this later).

    What are your lists?
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    Favourites : (though ask me this again tomorrow and I guarantee at least a few will be different)

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Usual Suspects
    Zulu
    Princess Bride
    Mr Vampire
    Terminator
    Yojimbo
    Untouchables
    The Raid
    Dredd
    Zu Warriors


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    Midsommar
    A Field In England
    Animal Kingdom
    A Bittersweet Life
    The Lighthouse
    SPL
    The Hidden Fortress
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    Here's some films that I liked, and the years they were first screened (with a random few highlighted with links about them):

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - 1920

    The Thief of Bagdad - 1924

    Footlight Parade 1933

    Gold Diggers of 1933 (just take a guess why don't you?)

    Things to Come - 1936

    The Prisoner of Zenda - 1937

    Alexander Nevsky - 1938

    The Adventures of Robin Hood - 1938

    His Girl Friday - 1940

    The Grapes of Wrath - 1940

    The Great Dictator - 1940

    The Sea Hawk - 1940

    The Thief of Bagdad - 1940

    Waterloo Bridge - 1940

    The Maltese Falcon - 1941

    Casablanca - 1942

    Double Indemnity - 1944

    La Belle et la BÍte (Beauty and the Beast) - 1946

    It's a Wonderful Life - 1946

    The Third Man - 1949

    Orphťe (Orpheus) - 1950

    On the Waterfront - 1954

    The Seven Samurai - 1954

    Cyclists Special - 1955

    Paths of Glory - 1957

    The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad - 1958

    Vertigo - 1958

    Journey to the Center of the Earth - 1959

    On the Beach - 1959

    The Time Machine - 1960

    Yojimbo - 1961

    Billy Budd - 1962

    First Men in the Moon - 1964

    Lord Jim - 1965

    Le Roi de cúur (King of Hearts) -1966

    De Duva (The Dove) - 1968

    Johnny Got His Gun - 1971

    The Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - 1972

    Dark Star - 1974

    The Island at the Top of the World - 1974

    The Land That Time Forgot - 1974

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 1975

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 1975

    At The Earth's Core - 1976

    Logan's Run - 1976

    Jabberwocky - 1977

    Star Wars - 1977

    Wizards - 1977

    Hardware Wars - 1978

    Alien - 1979

    Monty Python's Life of Brian - 1979

    Dragonslayer - 1981

    Escape from New York -1981

    Excalibur - 1981

    Raiders of the Lost Ark - 1981

    The Road Warrior - 1981

    Time Bandits -1981

    Blade Runner - 1982

    The Wrath of Khan - 1982

    Something Wicked This Way Comes - 1983

    Conan the Destroyer - 1984

    Repo Man - 1984

    1984 - 1984

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - 1984

    This is Spinal Tap - 1984

    Brazil - 1985

    Young Sherlock Holmes - 1985

    Aliens - 1986

    Raising Arizona - 1987

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - 1988

    The Princess Bride - 1988

    Gattaca

    Galaxy Quest - 1999

    A Knight's Tale - 2001

    49 Up - 2005

    Hott Fuzz - 2007

    Atonement - 2007

    Moonrise Kingdom - 2012

    Locke - 2013

    The Grand Budapest Hotel - 2014

    '71 - 2014

    J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin. Epic Rap Battles of History - 2015

    Twentieth Century Women - 2016



    Topping my "to see" list right now are:

    Waterloo Bridge - 1931

    Make Way For Tomorrow - 1937

    Tokyo Story - 1953

    Gaby - 1956

    L'eclisse (The Eclipse) - 1962

    Chimes at Midnight - 1965

    Girl on a Motorcycle - 1968

    The Brothers Grimm - 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2D8HP View Post
    Here's some films that I liked, and the years they were first screened (with a random few highlighted with links about them):

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    Bytheway, this post should serve as a reply to everyone who does not list the Blues Brothers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    No Blues Brothers?

    Bytheway, this post should serve as a reply to everyone who does not list the Blues Brothers.

    Unfortunately I just don't remember it as well as Blues Brothers 2000 (but I do remember thinking "the first one was much better" after seeing that), also, I forgot from my list: Bedazzled - 1967, and The Three Musketeers -1973, both of which were great!

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    While I can watch almost anything because of my chronic lack of taste, here's some of the films that stuck with me after the fact;

    8 Women, a French murder-mystery-musical, quite possibly one of the funnest genre mishmashes. Weird and dark and sad and
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    surprisingly gay, though most of it didn't age well.


    Ocean's 11. A slick heist movie that knows its limitations and what it wants to do and does it well. In terms of sequels; skip 12, maybe watch 13, and go into 8 with an open mind.

    Song of the Sea, an Irish (available in English) 2D animated film that takes inspiration from celtic mythology. Cartoon Saloon, the studio that made it, comes in swinging with visuals that can only be described as lush. Just a beautifully scored, beautifully animated film. I used to walk past their studios a lot in the past, and they're still going strong.

    Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. If you have ever considered yourself interested in the animated medium, are sick of the focus on photo realism in non-live action films, or just like having fun, and you haven't watched this, you are missing out. Genuinely one of the most innovative, artistically masterful pieces I've seen in a while.

    Pride, a story that depicts the real-life struggles of LGSM, an alliance between the miners and the gay community during the 80s. Fun, sad, genuinely well-written dialogue and characters, and a kickin' soundtrack. What more could you want?

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, not because it's good or not, but because I watched all three and a half hours of it straight through when I was 8 and I think everyone should experience the out-of-body experience I had after the fact.

    The Cornetto Trilogy, specifically The World's End. Anything Edgar Wright touches is solid gold, but these films . . . They're just that good, okay?
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    Some of my favorites:

    The Beast (1988)
    Cube
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Banlieue 13 (2004, French)
    The Transporter
    Fanfare (1958, Dutch)
    Starship Troopers
    How To Train Your Dragon
    The Land Before Time
    The Thing (1982)

    And purely for the soundtrack Best of the Best (1989) and Prince of Egypt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2D8HP View Post
    Unfortunately I just don't remember it as well as Blues Brothers 2000 (but I do remember thinking "the first one was much better" after seeing that), also, I forgot from my list: Bedazzled - 1967, and The Three Musketeers -1973, both of which were great!
    Those 2, along with your earlier list, make a great group of recommendations, though there are a couple I don't particularly like and a few I haven't seen.

    I'll add my usual plug for the 20's silent version of Ben-Hur, plus a few more, focusing on movies I think are kind of unfairly over-looked:

    Winchester '73 (one of the best Westerns, and one of Jimmy Stewart's best films)

    A Shot in the Dark (first sequel to The Pink Panther, and much more typical of the series than the first pic; probably over-looked because it's the only one in the series not to have the franchise name somewhere in the title)

    The Black Hole (not exactly a favorite, but a very interesting yet flawed movie--exactly the kind of movie that needs to be re-made IMO)

    Con Air (a guilty pleasure; stupid but fun)

    Saving Grace (under-rated British comedy)

    The Green Mile (I'll see your Stephen King-based prison film, and raise you 1)

    Spy Kids (yeah, ok, it's a kids' movie, but it's Robert Rodriguez's take on a kids' movie)

    The Whole Nine Yards (one of my favorite comedies)

    The Whole Nine Yards (one of my favorite comedies)


    To See List (very abridged version)

    Punch Drunk Love

    The Manchurian Candidate (definitely not the remake--I actually started watching the original a while back but got interrupted)

    Bubba-Ho-Tep

    Children of Men

    Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil

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    I vote you move this to the front of the line, since it'll almost certainly make it onto the other list.
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    Song of the Sea, an Irish (available in English) 2D animated film that takes inspiration from celtic mythology. Cartoon Saloon, the studio that made it, comes in swinging with visuals that can only be described as lush. Just a beautifully scored, beautifully animated film.
    Seconding this. Itís a lovely, thoughtful, rather oddball film with a distinctive animation style. I wouldnít call it lush, and it took a bit to get used to, but itís a wonderful story full of whimsy and simple love.

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    Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.Ö. Genuinely one of the most innovative, artistically masterful pieces I've seen in a while.
    Another excellent animated feature. Really leans into the possibilities of adapting the styles and conventions of print comics to an animated format.

    Originally Posted by deltamire
    Ocean's 11. A slick heist movie that knows its limitations and what it wants to do and does it well. In terms of sequels; skip 12, maybe watch 13, and go into 8 with an open mind.
    I watched 13 and it was awful, so at least I know to steer clear of 12.

    As for 8, it was a ton of fun, and once again Cate Blanchett proves she can play anything flawlessly. But I had one marked gripe with this one:

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    Everything goes off without a hitch.

    Every single aspect of the heist goes perfectly, right to the plan, and that just made it all too pat for me. Half the enjoyment of a heist movie is that moment when things go to pieces, and they have to toss the plan and improvise.

    Oceanís 8 ignored that completely, and it felt unsatisfying as a result.


    Originally Posted by dps
    The Black Hole (not exactly a favorite, but a very interesting yet flawed movie--exactly the kind of movie that needs to be re-made IMO)
    I loved this movie when I was a kid, but I tried watching it recently on Disney+ and it really hasnít aged well. The style and tone feel very dated now.

    The novelization was by Alan Dean Foster, who somehow managed to do novelizations for just about everything (Aliens, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc.) and as usual he improved on the source material. I usually donít like remakes, but I have to agree a remake in this case could be interesting.



    One of my favorites which hasnít been mentioned is The Road to El Dorado, which was one of the first movies released by Dreamworks, although it was overshadowed by Prince of Egypt.

    The Road to El Dorado does exactly what it sets out to do, and it does it superbly: a silly and hilarious buddy movie, with some surprisingly authentic touches mixed in with all the goofiness. Also a soundtrack with some excellent songs.

    As for movies I plan to watch, I've been meaning to take a look at Woman Walks Ahead, which from the preview seems to be a thoughtful take on a period in American history which is typically given a rather violent and superficial treatment.

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    I don't have a particular list - I've never been that into cinema as a subject for obsession, so my experience is relatively limited. I would probably include:

    The Fly (1986) - Cronenberg is a genius, one of the best and most disturbing depictions of terminal illness ever created, both Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum are great.

    The works of John Carpenter, especially including:

    Starman (1984) - it's kind of a love story involving Space Jesus, but... I rather like this one anyway.

    The Thing (1982) - actually requires some thinking to fully understand, high tension, remarkable special effects for the time that are still effective.

    Others:

    The Devil's Candy (2015) - I hate grossout and slasher movies. This movie shows nothing, and is all the more effective for what it leaves out. Memorable and disturbing without ever being explicit, demonstrates a mastery of true horror.

    The Descent (2005) - excellent psychological tension - if possible, watch the one with the UK ending, not the US one, which is stupid and offensive. Extraordinary film otherwise that reminds me of the best parts of the Alien series - where you realize you've been seeing the images without recognizing them.

    Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018) - Well-told story, interesting characters, feels like a comic book come to life in all the best possible ways. Extraordinary art. Highly recommended.

    The Avengers (2012) - best superhero movie of all time IMO. I expected little of it, saw it after a friend was enthusiastic, was completely blown away. Joss Whedon deserves more respect.

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Stephen King writes fantastically when restricted in length, and this is a great adaptation of a great novella. Emotionally powerful, inspirational without being glurgy or saccharine.

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) - best appreciated by fans of Star Trek, I know it's a bit over the top at points, and sometimes the lack of budget shows, but it's entertaining, riveting, has an exceptional and memorable performance by Ricardo Monteban, and the ending is a cultural touchstone, arguably must be seen to understand modern pop culture.

    The Dark Knight (2008) - I found myself looking away from the screen because I couldn't take the tension any more. Keith Ledger was wonderful, and horrible. And of course any film with Michael Caine is good, even if it's only the Michael Caine bits (in this movie it's all good).

    The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992): Michael Caine, the Muppets, and a solid version of an old classic. Also Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat! See this even though it's Disney.

    Babe (1995) - 'heartwarming' annoys me, but this movie is so relentlessly good I can't hate it even if I try.

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    Clue (1985) - zany, ridiculous humor in a send-up of murder mysteries. If it has both Tim Curry and Madeline Kahn, you know it's good.

    Ladyhawke (1985) - has one of the worst beginnings ever, with one of the best mid-to-ends. Uneven but unforgettable.

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - one of the few movies that gets time travel right. Whoa.
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    Originally Posted by Palanan
    As for movies I plan to watch, I've been meaning to take a look at Woman Walks Ahead, which from the preview seems to be a thoughtful take on a period in American history which is typically given a rather violent and superficial treatment.
    Just to follow up on this, I watched Woman Walks Ahead a few days ago. It's very well-done, and manages to be thoughtful and quietly artistic without being pretentious. Jessica Chastain is excellent as always, and Michael Greyeyes is superb. It also gives us an interesting and very accurate look at some cultural practices which are rarely if ever shown.

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    That said, for a movie that wants to celebrate a lesser-known figure, it ends up stripping out much of her life and simplifying her character to the point of Generic Eastern Society Woman. Given how carefully they addressed some of the finer points from history, they didn't do Catherine Weldon the credit of acknowledging how complex her life had really been.

    Still worth watching, but also worth keeping in mind that the main character's real life story was much different than what the script presents.

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    Surprised nobody mentioned this one:

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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    Favorites as of right now? Just a few I can think of at the moment.

    Arrival
    Annihilation
    Up
    Wall-E
    Pontypool
    Sorry To Bother You
    The Last Days
    Her
    Good Time
    Falling Down
    (And then of course there's several shows that have longer arcs like a movie for an entire production run, but are also formatted into smaller mini-arcs like episodic TV shows. But I'll play along and pretend those don't exist. In my mind, though, I think of those things as if they were movies.)

    I like a lot of movies, so favorites might be overstating the ones on this list. I don't generally think of movies in terms of favorites as much as I tend to categorize them as, "would recommend to general audience", "would recommend to specific audience" and "would not recommend". It's rare I use it, but I also have an "recommended to avoid" category that truly excessively awful things go into. But most of the movies I just mentioned are ones I've seen multiple times or have elements in them I consider interesting enough to discuss with people or think about on my own.

    Sometimes I watch a movie and I don't really know what I think about it yet. Aniara is one such movie.

    I think most movies have little of interest to really talk about. There are movies I have seen which I thought were garbage, but because it was garbage for an interesting reason, I can find them somewhat interesting to talk or think about. Especially when I think of the movie in terms of trying to figure out what the writers/producers/director were trying to accomplish. So in some sense, I have seen terrible movies before that have given me more to say than genuinely good movies. An enjoyable movie I don't have much to think about cannot be a favorite movie of mine.

    Some movies I plan to watch include:

    Under The Skin
    Prospect
    Paddleton

    I don't have much I plan to watch in general because I tend to watch things on a whim rather than because of critical reception or general hype. Do I feel like giving "stated specific premise" a shot right now? If yes, I'll generally give anything a shot. Even sometimes Asylum or Adam Sandler/Will Ferrell movies. Though Asylum movies are usually accidental viewings, like I assume most of their audience is.
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    This is one of my very favorite recent SF movies, because it actually requires the audience to think rather than just sit through explosions. Beautifully done and highly rewarding.

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    If this is the 2018 indie-SF movie, then youíre in for a treat. Itís excellentómoody, dreamlike, very personal and small-scale.

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    Sometimes I watch a movie and I don't really know what I think about it yet. Aniara is one such movie.
    I really wish I hadnít watched that one. Excruciatingly depressing, and written with virtually no understanding of how the solar system is laid out or how insystem trajectories really work.

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    The Empire Strikes Back
    Blade Runner
    Ghost in the Shell

    In that order.

    Also high in my collection:

    Alien
    The Thing
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Fury Road
    Inception
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    A lot of people have mentioned some of my favorites, but two that haven't gotten attention yet.


    My Cousin Vinny (1992) - both a wonderful comedy and a far more accurate portrayal of the trial system than any police procedural, to the point where it's (supposedly) shown in law school to students.

    The Hunt For Red October (1990) - Sean Connery as a Russian submarine captain who gives 0.3 Honey Badgers about his accent, a young Alec Baldwin, and James Earl Jones make for the best film adaptation of any Tom Clancy novel.
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    My Cousin Vinny (1992) - both a wonderful comedy and a far more accurate portrayal of the trial system than any police procedural, to the point where it's (supposedly) shown in law school to students.
    I don't know if it's shown in law schools or not, but I know that the Legal Eagle reviewed it on his You Tube channel and basically said it was one of the most accurate movie depictions of how a trial actually works.

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    I don't know if it's shown in law schools or not, but I know that the Legal Eagle reviewed it on his You Tube channel and basically said it was one of the most accurate movie depictions of how a trial actually works.
    A good deal of law schools do actually show it (or parts of it) as examples of how to do a textbook X, mostly as a way to unwind for a small bit in between all the soul crushing that goes on. According to some lawyer friends, at least. I knew that well before the Legal Eagle episode, but it was still a fun ride.
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    So lets take my lead....

    Brazil....the international ending only/directors cuts. This may be my favorite movie period
    Dr Strangelove
    Rush (the F1 movie....probably gets my "most underrated" award a character study marketed as a sports flick)
    Silver Linings Playbook (hey someone used every damn trope of the RomCom and made it work...kudos)
    Dredd 3D (good grief this was pretty and not even that stupid)
    Cave of Forgotten Dreams (if you can find a 3D showing of this...do. It is what sold me on the use of 3D as artistic choice)
    Monty Python (Life of Brian, Meaning of Life, and Search for the Holy Grail-just I'm a fan)
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Love Actually (total schmaltz but I watch it every Xmas and love it every time)
    Collateral
    Girl With a Pearl Earring
    Silence of the Lambs
    Alien and Aliens (two genres both great fun)
    Moon
    The Wicker Man (73...No Mr Cage)
    Four Rooms
    Reservoir Dogs
    Syriana
    Witness
    Indiana Jones & last Crusade
    Neon Daemon (amazing as modern fairy tale)
    Locke
    Shame
    Se7en
    Tomas Crown Affair (I like the Pierce Brosnan one more for the return scene but damn the Chess scene with McQueen is good)
    Cube
    Shawshank Redemption
    Clue
    Apollo 13
    Bridge of Spies
    The Bucket List
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Inception
    The Italian Job (1969)
    Event Horizon
    When Harry met Sally
    Harry Brown
    A Single Man
    Memento
    In Bruges
    Seven Psychopaths
    The Deerhunter
    Kingsman: The Secret Service
    Stranger than Fiction
    Pulp Fiction
    Blade Runner
    Her (with Mr Phoenix)
    Jurassic Park (original only thankyouverymuch)
    Frost/Nixon
    Robot & Frank
    Pacific Rim
    Star Wars (Ep IV)
    Twelve Angry Men
    Up in the Air
    Pan's Labyrinth

    Edit:
    Deadpool (that movie did its job very well)
    Paranormal Activity (first one only)
    The Usual Suspects
    one Hour Photo
    Good Will Hunting
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    OldWizardGuy

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    Default Re: What movies are your favorites, and what do you plan to watch?

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) - Terry Gilliam is a genius, and this movie is an excellent demonstration of why. I love all his films, but this one has a special place in my heart.
    Alignments are objective. Right and wrong are not.
    Good: Will act to prevent harm to others even at personal cost.
    Evil: Will seek personal benefit even if it causes harm to others.
    Law: General, universal, and consistent trump specific, local, and inconsistent.
    Chaos: Specific, local, and inconsistent trump general, universal, and consistent.

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    Default Re: What movies are your favorites, and what do you plan to watch?

    my favorite movie is the dark knight rises. and im planning to watch more of this series that recently discovered. "th office". it is a satire, which makes it engaging a noteworthy number of classes and ages worldwide. On the off chance that you are having a terrible day or wrong time, possibly one of the most critical approaches to perk you up is by viewing an episode of the Office.
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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Re: What movies are your favorites, and what do you plan to watch?

    My favorites are

    1. Jack Reacher
    2. Oceans 11
    3. Scott Pilgrim
    4. Princess Mononoke

    I've basically given up on movies though. None that I'm looking forward to.

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