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Uncle Duke
03-20-2006, 04:31 PM
OK. Apparently this is movie day (week?).
Here is the challenge: what are the 2 or 3 movies which you love but which you cannot seem to talk anyone else into loving as much as you?
For me:
"Benny and Joon"
"Cotton Club"
"Down By Law"
And... what are the 2 or 3 movies which you are *embarassed* to like? For me:
"Days of Thunder"
"Joe vs The Volcano"
"Mona Lisa"

03-20-2006, 04:33 PM
I don't recognize any of those posted.

Uncle Duke
03-20-2006, 04:48 PM
"Benny and Joon" - early Johnny Depp. He is not Benny and he is not Joon. But he steals the movie. Great love story.

"Cotton Club" - a young Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, the guy who was Lurch? Fantastic, very surreal final sequence.

"Down By Law" - A black & white movie by Jim Jarmusch, with Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, and Tom Lurie?

Don't ring a bell, I guess...

03-20-2006, 05:02 PM
At my house I'm the only one that likes Oh, Brother Where art thou.


Paul Pless
03-20-2006, 05:12 PM
Bonfire of the Vanities

03-20-2006, 05:14 PM
Wuthering Heights



Jesus' Son

My short list of personal, in the sense of films that made me really identify.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
03-20-2006, 05:33 PM
Bennie and Joon is an awesome movie. :cool:
Along the same line( a what defines crazy movie? :confused: ),I like "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". (1975 is kinda old for anybody around here. :rolleyes: )
A movie that scores in both places, (A)nobody will watch it with me AND (B)I'm kinda embarassed to admit I like it ,is an all time comedy/action classic......"Big Trouble In Little China" ;)
Well I think it's funny....damit. :D

03-20-2006, 07:17 PM

03-20-2006, 07:22 PM
Uncle Duke.
Sorry no dice. I don't recognize the movies even with the help.
I do remember/recognize Lurch....though so I guess I can put a name to a face.

03-20-2006, 07:47 PM
"Joe vs the Volcano" was a terrible waste of good talent.

03-21-2006, 08:51 AM
I like screwball movies as much as the next guy but I gotta confess I've never seen a Jarmusch movie that I liked, Down By Law included. I love all 3 stars in it, but just watching them sit around watching each other sit around is hardly entertainment. Maybe minimalism isn't my cuppa.

Recently, I've really enjoyed Second Hand Lions, Big Fish, Festival Express and Brian Wilson's Smile.

I cringe to admit that I loved Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Super Troopers, but I never said I was highbrow.

03-21-2006, 09:08 AM

[ 03-21-2006, 09:15 AM: Message edited by: popeye ]

Paul Pless
03-21-2006, 09:23 AM
he cries, "You've given 176 different men blowjobs!"

:D :D

Another One
03-21-2006, 09:49 AM

Okay, it's a screwball comedy and possibly embarassing for several of the actors, but I watch it regularly . . . alone.

Art Read
03-21-2006, 09:52 AM
"Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou": Pissed off "She who used to have to be obeyed" by noting out loud the "Ulysses/Odyssey" references...

"Joe vs. The Volcano": Well, hey... That was a pretty cool Peterson schooner that Captain Meg manages to sink on the way to the volcano...

Kinda like Kevin Costner building that sweet Concordia just in time to get lost at sea in "Message in a Bottle"...

Dan McCosh
03-21-2006, 10:33 AM
I still remember taking my then-teenage daughter to see the complete Conan trilogy. No one else would go, but we liked them.

Ross M
03-21-2006, 02:07 PM