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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #300 on: December 01, 2016, 02:15:01 PM »
Soooo bad.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #301 on: December 01, 2016, 02:18:04 PM »
Yup, as Mason Verger.

That is outstanding. How was his performance ?

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? Paul Thomas Anderson

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? Jimmy Stewart or Phillip Seymour Hoffman / Meryl Streep

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? Mister Lonely

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Magnolia

Musical - Singin In The Rain
Film Noir - Brick
Western - No Country for Old Men
Performance by an Actor - Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Wes Anderson - A



3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Christian Bale

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future? Back to the Future

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. The Godfather

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Animated Film -  Monsters Inc


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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #302 on: December 01, 2016, 02:19:18 PM »
Yup, as Mason Verger.

That is outstanding. How was his performance ?

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? Paul Thomas Anderson

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? Jimmy Stewart or Phillip Seymour Hoffman / Meryl Streep

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? Mister Lonely

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Magnolia

Musical - Singin In The Rain
Film Noir - Brick
Western - No Country for Old Men
Performance by an Actor - Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Wes Anderson - A



3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Christian Bale

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future? Back to the Future

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. The Godfather

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Animated Film -  Monsters Inc


What is this onslaught of Die Hard deniers ? Are these the end days ?


I would like to defend Christian Bale - if only just for American Psycho.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #303 on: December 01, 2016, 02:26:41 PM »
By all means, do.
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« Reply #304 on: December 01, 2016, 03:28:04 PM »
OK, I will.

I saw American Psycho for the first time on VHS right when it was released. I was 11 years old and had no idea what I was watching. I legitimately thought it was made in the 1980's. The only anachronism I noticed was Reese Witherspoon, but I ignored that. He embodied Patrick Bateman in a way I haven't seen equaled. The mood swings that he has to go through in that movie are incredible!

It has stood out in my mind as a great movie for 16 years now, and Christian Bale hasn't done anything to make me think he's anything less than a great actor.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #305 on: December 02, 2016, 01:22:18 AM »
You had me at Mirrormask and A Muppet's Christmas Carol and lost me at Back to the Future over Die Hard. We've got a giant poll about that that has been running for nigh on a decade at this point but you're gonna vote wrong in it so I'm not going to give you the link. I'll leave that to somebody else.

Other than that, welcome aboard, Admiral!
I think the Die Hard vs. Back to the Future question is definitely one where my answer would change from day to day, I absolutely love both movies. I have more history with BttF though, I've been watching that movie since I was about 10. I didn't see Die Hard until I was an adult.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #306 on: December 02, 2016, 01:24:12 AM »



10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Goodfellas. Although I'm still only seen Magnolia once, so it's at a bit of a disadvantage here.
What made Goodfellas a film you wanted to return to in a way you haven't done with Magnolia?


I think the main factor here is time. I saw Goodfellas for the first time probably 7 or 8 years ago, so I've revisited it repeatedly since then. I just saw Magnolia for the first time about 6 months ago. I'm sure I'll revisit it multiple times in my life, but it hasn't happened yet.

 

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