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« on: November 07, 2017, 06:38:45 PM »

Dear friends (and, yes, you too) your mission, should you choose to accept it, is simple.

In 2018 I plan to watch as many movies as I can fit in around my otherwise full life of domestic drudgery and unpaid intern exploitation, and I would like any of you who wish to to please recommend titles to me. Shout out about any genre, any era, as long as you think they are worth seeing. Bring up personal favorites, ones you hated, landmarks, legends, obscure, funny, scary, sad, epic, modern, foreign, animated, black and white, CGI-heavy, independent, historical, ones with full-on male nudity, it's all a go whatever you think, between now and December 31, 2017, make me a list or name just one, it's up to you.

I can't swear I'll watch them all but I will promise to look into each one you take the time to mention and I will find out about it, so if it appeals to you, name some films. (I am not well-versed in movies so it'd actually be of help to me.)

Background....in 1999, because of my movie-loving roommate, I saw more films in a year than ever in my life, and then in 2014 I consciously set out to watch a bunch more, almost one every other day (which was huge for me) and in that case I even wrote a hundred page...whatever (e-book? memoir?) about it that if you haven't yet read, boy, you're cheating yourself because it's  totally brilliant, National Book Award material, Pulitzer-worthy, and includes movies, drug addicts, stabbing, a bris, a jail sentence avoided, and amorous, roaming blackbears. It's all about a year in my life filled with motion pictures of all stripe, and every word of it is true. (Except that one. Or...yes, just that one.)

Now I want 2018 to share themes with those years and have movies at its core.

So lay on, what are some good movies? Spread your brain on a cracker and let fly!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 07:11:29 PM »

City Lights (1931)
The Artist (2012)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Bucky Larson (2011)
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Gravity (2013)
Santa With Muscles (1996)
Casino Royale (1967)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Airplane! (1980)
Boyhood (2014)
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 07:43:06 PM »

The Babysitter (2017)--found this on Netflix and was pleasantly surprised.
Eraserhead
Josie & The p***ycats--criminally underrated film

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 08:27:07 PM »

Mad Max: Fury Road
Spirited Away
Psycho
Inception
The Wind Rises
Who Killed Captain Alex?

However, since this is badmovies, We have to give you a few bad movie recommendations:
Troll 2
Foodfight
Laserblast
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 11:29:29 PM »

harvey
desk set
the philadelphia story
eraserhead
monster club
thunder and the house of magic
willy wonka
princess bride
night of the living dead
the exorcist
terror from the year 5000
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we're no angels( the original with humphrey bogart)
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 11:36:25 PM »

First you have to finish SHOWGIRLS.  Then, the following grab bag:

ZARDOZ
GRAVE ENCOUNTERS
ABSENTIA
MIRRORS
TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL
ZOMBIE HAMLET
FDR: AMERICAN BADASS
BEING THERE
COWBOY KILLER
THE VOID
FROST/NIXON
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 11:58:13 PM »

Some interesting suggestions above, but, frankly, why waste anyone's time?  Some of those seem skip worthy. 
ER, I think you can handle my suggestions, I pull no punches, heed remarks:

WATERSHIP DOWN (1978 - animation)  One of the best interpretations of faith I know of, not for kids. 

GERMANIA ANNO ZERO (1948)  The most devastating narrative film I have seen.  I have to warn any potential viewer. 

LES QUATRE CENT COUP (1959 - THE 400 BLOWS)  This is how boys' minds work. 

LA DOLCE VITA  (1960)  Also devastating, translated it's "The Sweet Life" but it doesn't quite mean what one might first think.  The SWEET Life... Any recovering Catholics?  Here is the film. 

BARRY LYNDON (1975)  The greatest motionless film in English. 

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 12:02:58 AM »

The World's fastest indian
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 12:07:57 AM »

Timbo Hines' War Of The Worlds
Though, you may need to prepare yourself by watching The Wizard Of Mars and some select works of The Polonia Brothers first
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 01:47:51 AM »

Below
The Void
Howls Moving Castle
Spirited Away
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Trick R Treat
Spinal Tap
Blazing Saddles
Saving Mr Banks
Reanimator
From Beyond
Dagon
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 05:37:54 AM »

You been here a long time,ER.. You have to ASK !? Folks around here drop a list without any reason at all! I make lists in my head when I'm on the toilet!
Anyway-being this is BAD movies...!

The IMPOSSIBLE KID (1982)
I caught this the other nite on PLUTO TV.
Impossiple is right! I found it impossible to bear!

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 09:05:01 AM »

It's hard to know without knowing what you've already seen or having some guidance what you're looking for. That said, if you want totally random bunch of suggestions, you've come to the right place!

Here are some classics that should be in everybody's movie toolkit (i.e., if you haven't seen these you'll miss a lot of quotes and references):

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
CASABLANCA
VERTIGO
THE WIZARD OF OZ
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
PULP FICTION
A FEW GOOD MEN
SCHINDLER'S LIST
APOCALYPSE NOW
TAXI DRIVER

There are more of course, those are just suggestions off the top of my head. If you haven't already seen any of those you should.

Bad movies you should see if you haven't:

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
GLEN OR GLENDA?
THE ROOM
SHOWGIRLS

A collection of random (slightly) weird personally choices (not TOO challenging):

WALTZ WITH BASHIR - Animated movie about an Israeli soldier with memory loss, full of surprises
THE LOVE WITCH - Campy but creepy, witchy woman's lovers turn up dead, done in a 60s throwback style
AUDITION - Slow burn horror---wait for it. One of the great disturbing endings. You'll need a strong stomach
BLANCANIEVES - Modern silent movie, Snow White as a Spanish bullfighter
SITA SINGS THE BLUES - One-woman animation, gives you a humorous primer version of the Ramayana
FANTASIA - Sort of a classic, actually; definitely an experience
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946) - Jean Cocteau's slightly-surreal vision is the best version of the fairy tale
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Another one that's nearly an all time classic; girl escapes horrors of the Spanish Civil War through fantasy
BLUE VELVET - Dark. Start your David Lynch journey here. It gets weirder after this.
METROPOLIS - A great vintage silent movie modern audiences still enjoy
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 05:59:05 PM »


 in 2014 I consciously set out to watch a bunch more, almost one every other day (which was huge for me) and in that case I even wrote a hundred page...whatever (e-book? memoir?) about it that if you haven't yet read, boy, you're cheating yourself because it's  totally brilliant, National Book Award material, Pulitzer-worthy, and includes movies, drug addicts, stabbing, a bris, a jail sentence avoided, and amorous, roaming blackbears. It's all about a year in my life filled with motion pictures of all stripe, and every word of it is true. (Except that one. Or...yes, just that one.)


What is the name of this torrid tome so that we may bask in its dark brilliance?
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 06:44:30 PM »

Some good ones you may not have come across:
THE BOOGENS (1981)
WHO COULD KILL A CHILD? (1976)
RACE WITH THE DEVIL (1975)
EVILSPEAK (1982)
HELL NIGHT (1981)
LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974)
TWICH OF THE DEATH NERVE (1971)
BAD TASTE (1987)
DEATHDREAM (1972)
AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964)
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 09:26:24 PM »

I'm grateful to you one and all for your many thoughtful suggestions. I'm taking these recommendations down on a list and I'm going to look every one of them up for my year-long movie (don't say orgy, don't say orgy) marathon. Any more you can think of, keep 'em coming.

Thanks again!

PS Rev, it's funny, I don't think I had heard of The Room until recently, and suddenly I keep hearing about it. Odd how that happens sometimes.
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