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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by G12 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Slingblade
Enemy at the Gates
A Beautiful Mind
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Away From Her

Animal/Pet related:
Babe
Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Money more film titles escape me at the moment.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:43 pm

Ishtar
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by redlbj01 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:56 pm

To Many Favorites:

Career:
Pursuit of Happiness -every High school and college student should be made to see this movie before they graduate

Action
Collateral-epic action, great relationship between the protaganist and antaganist

Fantasy
Lord of the Rings Triology-Need I say more?

Horror
Constantine-I like some quirky movies. This is the only Keanu Reeves movie I didn't want to punch him.

War
Platoon-Classic

Superhero
Batman-80's version, Michael Keaton is the only true Batman, Christian Bale and "his voice" can't touch on the menace that Keaton brought to the role

Comedy (these all tie..)
Beetlejuice-Still Hillarious
Turner & Hooch-Classic comedy, still cry like a big girl at the end
Uncle Buck-Classic comedy, the bowling ball to the head gets me everytime.

Sport/Life
Rocky Balboa-the speech to his son gets me everytime.

Drama
Green Mile
Road to Perdition

TV
Game of Thrones- Not a movie, but DANG good series

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by brick-house » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:08 pm

joha31
They Live is a guilty pleasure of mine with a classic line:

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick a**...and I'm all out of bubblegum ."

I can't help but think of the subliminal messages that Rowdy Roddy "sees" whenever I encounter the "noise" in the different media outlets. OBEY, CONSUME, THIS IS YOUR GOD, BUY, etc. Makes me chuckle.
+1 - great call. Awesome B movie. Rowdy Roddy topped Hulk Hogan's cameo in Rocky III.

5 of my favorites with some classic lines.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Snakes, it had to be snakes...
The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
Bridge on the River Kwai - Madness, Madness, Madness
The Searchers - That'll be the day
Caddyshack - Former greenskeeper, now about to become the Master's champion...
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by chaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:11 pm

brick-house wrote:joha31
They Live is a guilty pleasure of mine with a classic line:

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick a**...and I'm all out of bubblegum ."

I can't help but think of the subliminal messages that Rowdy Roddy "sees" whenever I encounter the "noise" in the different media outlets. OBEY, CONSUME, THIS IS YOUR GOD, BUY, etc. Makes me chuckle.
+1 - great call. Awesome B movie. Rowdy Roddy topped Hulk Hogan's cameo in Rocky III.

5 of my favorites with some classic lines.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Snakes, it had to be snakes...
The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
Bride on the River Kwai - Madness, Madness, Madness
The Searchers - That'll be the day
Caddyshack - Former greenskeeper, now about to become the Master's champion...
there was no bride on the river Kwai.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by brick-house » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:43 pm

chaz wrote:
there was no bride on the river Kwai.
Father of the Bridge is another favorite....

Thanks for the catch. :oops:
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by ku96 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:47 pm

Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction and Caddyshack. Movies that I want to see again and could move up the list are Casino and American Beauty.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Spades » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:26 pm

Gattaca

Lot's of people have been mentioning caddyshack, why so much love for Bill Murray. We all know we loved Steve Martin in The Jerk so much more!

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

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Sex, lies, and videotape. :sharebeer

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by market timer » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:45 pm

One of the best movies I've seen in a long time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGQvhQvjIo

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by chaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:54 pm

market timer wrote:One of the best movies I've seen in a long time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGQvhQvjIo
Nice, thanks.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by FRANK2009 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:43 am

Midnight Run
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now

I'm sure there are others.

PS-Love this thread as I'm always looking for a good movie

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Two of my favorites

Post by Taylor Larimore » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:53 am

Bogleheads:

I can remember many wonderful movies although I don't go often. Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorites.

From Here to Eternity is another favorite. It reflects part of my own career as a boxer who refused to box (for a bottle of schnapps) while in the 101 Airborne Division.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by rdmayo21 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:09 am

Star Wars (I cannot believe no one has said this)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Raiders of the Lost Ark
No Country for Old Men
Dr. Zhivago
GoldenEye
The Mummy
Predator
Man on Fire
The Bridge on the River Kwai

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by chaz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:33 pm

Another good pic: No Country for Old Men.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by czeckers » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:37 pm

The Thomas Crown Affair.

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by musbane » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Many that have been mentioned plus...

The boy with green hair

The man who would be king

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by reggiesimpson » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:33 pm

The Deerhunter

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by VictoriaF » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:20 pm

czeckers wrote:The Thomas Crown Affair.

-K
It's one of my favorites, too. The song from the film, The Windmills of Your Mind, frequently plays in my mind when I am trying to solve some puzzle.

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by reggiesimpson » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:25 pm

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by Spades » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:29 pm

reggiesimpson wrote:Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Have you seen Hero or Unleashed?

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by chaz » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:36 am

All Woody Allen movies.
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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by Lumpr » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:35 pm

Silverado

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by HomerJ » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:39 pm

redlbj01 wrote:Horror
Constantine-I like some quirky movies. This is the only Keanu Reeves movie I didn't want to punch him.
The guy who played Satan in this movie was really really good I thought.

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by reggiesimpson » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:35 pm

"Antichrist" with Willem Dafoe. Warning...........very twisted and disturbing ending!

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by Stuart01 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:03 pm

A lot of great movies mentioned. Also wanted to give a shout out to "Patton." :happy

Cheers!

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Post by reggiesimpson » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:37 am

The Quest for Fire.............always nice to know how ones relatives survived.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by S&L1940 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:26 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
czeckers wrote:The Thomas Crown Affair.

-K
It's one of my favorites, too. The song from the film, The Windmills of Your Mind, frequently plays in my mind when I am trying to solve some puzzle.

Victoria
yeah, but, which one? McQueen (my favorite) or the remake with Brosnan?
McQueen's was grittier and he was sooo cool - as was Dunaway
Brosnan's was slicker and the love scene with Russo was :P

I could list a ton of favorites but Louis Malle's Atlantic City stands out
also, Woody Allen has some gems with Crimes and Misdemeanors, Manhattan and Broadway Danny Rose
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by VictoriaF » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:50 pm

1530jesup wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
czeckers wrote:The Thomas Crown Affair.

-K
It's one of my favorites, too. The song from the film, The Windmills of Your Mind, frequently plays in my mind when I am trying to solve some puzzle.

Victoria
yeah, but, which one? McQueen (my favorite) or the remake with Brosnan?
McQueen's was grittier and he was sooo cool - as was Dunaway
Brosnan's was slicker and the love scene with Reno was :P

Rich
I like the 1999 film with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Both of them are very handsome, sophisticated, have fantastic chemistry, and are believable.

I don't like either Steve McQueen or Faye Dunaway. It's not that I dislike them, but their affair does not touch me.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Dave C. » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:30 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
1530jesup wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
czeckers wrote:The Thomas Crown Affair.

-K
It's one of my favorites, too. The song from the film, The Windmills of Your Mind, frequently plays in my mind when I am trying to solve some puzzle.

Victoria
yeah, but, which one? McQueen (my favorite) or the remake with Brosnan?
McQueen's was grittier and he was sooo cool - as was Dunaway
Brosnan's was slicker and the love scene with Reno was :P

Rich
I like the 1999 film with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Both of them are very handsome, sophisticated, have fantastic chemistry, and are believable.

I don't like either Steve McQueen or Faye Dunaway. It's not that I dislike them, but their affair does not touch me.Victoria

Victoria:

Interesting reply. Please help me out....how does one "not like someone" but "not dislike the same person"?
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by pteam » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:12 am

redlbj01 wrote:To Many Favorites:

Career:
Pursuit of Happiness -every High school and college student should be made to see this movie before they graduate
red,

Which Pursuit of Happiness? Imdb.com says there are three of them... :)

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by VictoriaF » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:46 am

Dave C. wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
1530jesup wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
czeckers wrote:The Thomas Crown Affair.

-K
It's one of my favorites, too. The song from the film, The Windmills of Your Mind, frequently plays in my mind when I am trying to solve some puzzle.

Victoria
yeah, but, which one? McQueen (my favorite) or the remake with Brosnan?
McQueen's was grittier and he was sooo cool - as was Dunaway
Brosnan's was slicker and the love scene with Reno was :P

Rich
I like the 1999 film with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Both of them are very handsome, sophisticated, have fantastic chemistry, and are believable.

I don't like either Steve McQueen or Faye Dunaway. It's not that I dislike them, but their affair does not touch me. Victoria

Victoria:

Interesting reply. Please help me out....how does one "not like someone" but "not dislike the same person"?
I distinguish here between disliking as an active attitude and not liking as a passive one. In the physical life -- and linguistically -- these concepts are close. In the realm of cinema it is difficult to actively dislike protagonists unless they are villains. The film industry creates heroes who are appealing to the masses, but some of these characters leave me cold.

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by gkaplan » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:02 pm

Pierce Brosnan in preference to Steve McQueen? Say it ain't so.
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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by VictoriaF » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:15 pm

gkaplan wrote:Pierce Brosnan in preference to Steve McQueen? Say it ain't so.
I find Pierce Brosnan handsome, and I don't consider Steve McQueen handsome at all. And so yes, I do prefer Brosnan.

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by wacobay » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:12 pm

To borrow from a previous thread, the movies have been one of those "experiences" in life that have increased my happiness. I have seen many wonderful movies in my 68 years ( and some not so wonderful :happy ) but here are a few of the wonderful ones:

The Searchers: John Wayne's greatest in my opinion
Shane Alan Ladd and a sinister Jack Palance
Charades: a clever mystery comedy with Cary Grant and Audrie Hepburn
The Sound of Music I can still remember all those songs forty years later
Patton: George C Scott was more Patonesque than the man himself
The great historical epics:
Gone With The Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben Hur
Dr. Zhivago
From here to Eternity: Like taylor I think this was a classic
A movie in which Sidney Poitier plays a handy man who helps some nuns build a church and whose title I cannot remember

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by chaz » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:15 pm

wacobay wrote:To borrow from a previous thread, the movies have been one of those "experiences" in life that have increased my happiness. I have seen many wonderful movies in my 68 years ( and some not so wonderful :happy ) but here are a few of the wonderful ones:

The Searchers: John Wayne's greatest in my opinion
Shane Alan Ladd and a sinister Jack Palance
Charades: a clever mystery comedy with Cary Grant and Audrie Hepburn
The Sound of Music I can still remember all those songs forty years later
Patton: George C Scott was more Patonesque than the man himself
The great historical epics:
Gone With The Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben Hur
Dr. Zhivago
From here to Eternity: Like taylor I think this was a classic
A movie in which Sidney Poitier plays a handy man who helps some nuns build a church and whose title I cannot remember
Lillie's of the Field.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Petrocelli » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:42 pm

brick-house wrote: The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
True story.

The guy who wrote The Usual Suspects worked in the copy room at my law firm when he was writing it.

He named Kaiser Soze after the managing partner of my firm.

The are few things in life weirder than seeing the guy from the copy room give an Oscar acceptance speech.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

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Petrocelli wrote:
brick-house wrote: The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
True story.

The guy who wrote The Usual Suspects worked in the copy room at my law firm when he was writing it.

He named Kaiser Soze after the managing partner of my firm.

The are few things in life weirder than seeing the guy from the copy room give an Oscar acceptance speech.
Well, Einstein was a patent clerk when he worked on the great "theory." And I think the guy who wrote "Grumpy Old Men" was working as some sort of stamp maker at the time. BTW I assume working in the copy room means just copying stuff?
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Petrocelli » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Fallible wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
brick-house wrote: The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
True story.

The guy who wrote The Usual Suspects worked in the copy room at my law firm when he was writing it.

He named Kaiser Soze after the managing partner of my firm.

The are few things in life weirder than seeing the guy from the copy room give an Oscar acceptance speech.
Well, Einstein was a patent clerk when he worked on the great "theory." And I think the guy who wrote "Grumpy Old Men" was working as some sort of stamp maker at the time. BTW I assume working in the copy room means just copying stuff?
Not just copying. Stapling too.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Fallible » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:47 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
1530jesup wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
czeckers wrote:The Thomas Crown Affair.

-K
It's one of my favorites, too. The song from the film, The Windmills of Your Mind, frequently plays in my mind when I am trying to solve some puzzle.

Victoria
yeah, but, which one? McQueen (my favorite) or the remake with Brosnan?
McQueen's was grittier and he was sooo cool - as was Dunaway
Brosnan's was slicker and the love scene with Reno was :P

Rich
I like the 1999 film with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Both of them are very handsome, sophisticated, have fantastic chemistry, and are believable.

I don't like either Steve McQueen or Faye Dunaway. It's not that I dislike them, but their affair does not touch me.

Victoria
IMHO (and I didn't see the Brosnan/Russo version), McQueen and Dunaway lacked chemistry, they didn't play off each other well, nothing there. It was almost hard to watch. As for the beautiful "Windmills," have you ever heard the song sound better than the opening glider scene in the McQueen version?
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

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Petrocelli wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
brick-house wrote: The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
True story.

The guy who wrote The Usual Suspects worked in the copy room at my law firm when he was writing it.

He named Kaiser Soze after the managing partner of my firm.

The are few things in life weirder than seeing the guy from the copy room give an Oscar acceptance speech.
Well, Einstein was a patent clerk when he worked on the great "theory." And I think the guy who wrote "Grumpy Old Men" was working as some sort of stamp maker at the time. BTW I assume working in the copy room means just copying stuff?
Not just copying. Stapling too.
Got it. :)
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:05 pm

Fallible wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
Fallible wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
brick-house wrote: The Usual Suspects - Who is Kaiser Soze?
True story.

The guy who wrote The Usual Suspects worked in the copy room at my law firm when he was writing it.

He named Kaiser Soze after the managing partner of my firm.

The are few things in life weirder than seeing the guy from the copy room give an Oscar acceptance speech.
Well, Einstein was a patent clerk when he worked on the great "theory." And I think the guy who wrote "Grumpy Old Men" was working as some sort of stamp maker at the time. BTW I assume working in the copy room means just copying stuff?
Not just copying. Stapling too.
Got it. :)
A copy room frequently also serves as a printer and fax room, and it can be one of the most haunted places in the office. The copiers jam especially when you try to make double-sided copies, color-rich PowerPoint slides quickly drain printers of ink, fax machines bunch several pages creating a discontinuity on the receiving end.

The knowledge of how to fix a copier jam or replace an ink cartridge in a printer is rare, but it is not appreciated in a modern office -- a poorly understood economic inefficiency. ;-)

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by metfire » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:11 pm

Just wanted to second the recommendation (made way back in December, I believe) of "Winter's Bone." We recently landed upon this film accidentally and could not take our eyes off the screen. Though the book and film are fictional, you won't doubt for one second that you are watching something real. Horrifying and encouraging all at the same time. Just a terrific film. OK, back to lurking now ...

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by chaz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:10 pm

"Bernie", based on a true story.
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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by bluemarlin08 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:13 pm

The Kingdom
Collateral
Burning Man
Fargo
Caddyshack
Pulp Fiction
Blazing Saddles
Reindeer games
H.E.A.T
Body Heat
All The Bourne movies

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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by chaz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:08 pm

Fargo was one of the best by the Coen brothers.
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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by bungalow10 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:15 pm

We just watched The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix streaming. It was really, really good.
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Re: Movie night in recommendations

Post by Petrocelli » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:21 pm

chaz wrote:Fargo was one of the best by the Coen brothers.
I agree on this. I have a hard time picking my favorite Coen Bros. movie though. I have seen every Coen Bros. film at least twice, and have probably watched Miller's Crossing 10 times.

We should be thankful that there are still a few creative filmmakers in Hollywood. If left to their devices, we get movie remakes of mediocre 60s TV shows (like Dark Shadows and the Avengers).
Petrocelli (not the real Rico, but just a fan)

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