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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #270 on: January 15, 2019, 12:07:44 AM »
Top 5 Websites:
#1 Bamaonline / Tidefans / Saturdaysdownsouth - Duh football research and news, now that football is over, probably will visit less until august. Lumped into one.
#2 Facebook - Not sure why i go there, been trying to cut back on it.
#3 youtube - watching sports, video game and board game stuff
#4 kickstarter - checking up on past projects i backed, and searching for new ones to back even though i dont need any more stuff.
#5 IMDB- whenever I watch a show or movie I am saying "I know that guy from .. wtf was that movie"

Top 5 searches
#1 Boardgame stuff - Always searching for storage for some games. Rules clarifications. Custom game modes.
#2 Development (work related) - Seems I always get stuck on how to do something, someone on the net has done it before.
#3 Marvel / Comic book searches - a new trailer drops, I research that character even if I am familiar.
#4 Alabama opponent stats - the week of the game Bama played I researched and studied what i could, I want to be prepared for the opponent. I also researched the top 5 to 10 teams.
#5 Random search - Mainly raspberry pi stuff, but people would talk at work about something and research it.
Also home automation. I love the google home lol.



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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #271 on: January 16, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
Top 5 Websites:
#1 Bamaonline / Tidefans / Saturdaysdownsouth - Duh football research and news, now that football is over, probably will visit less until august. Lumped into one.
#2 Facebook - Not sure why i go there, been trying to cut back on it.
#3 youtube - watching sports, video game and board game stuff
#4 kickstarter - checking up on past projects i backed, and searching for new ones to back even though i dont need any more stuff.
#5 IMDB- whenever I watch a show or movie I am saying "I know that guy from .. wtf was that movie"

Top 5 searches
#1 Boardgame stuff - Always searching for storage for some games. Rules clarifications. Custom game modes.
#2 Development (work related) - Seems I always get stuck on how to do something, someone on the net has done it before.
#3 Marvel / Comic book searches - a new trailer drops, I research that character even if I am familiar.
#4 Alabama opponent stats - the week of the game Bama played I researched and studied what i could, I want to be prepared for the opponent. I also researched the top 5 to 10 teams.
#5 Random search - Mainly raspberry pi stuff, but people would talk at work about something and research it.

lol I love this, sounds like you are trying to quit smoking

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #272 on: January 22, 2019, 01:36:55 PM »
Top 5 actors or actresses that you may cry or have cried over if/when they pass(ed)

1. Michael Keaton (this is what got me thinking about this subject

2. Harold Ramis :(

3. Chevy Chase - I know he's an asshole, but the Vacation movies are one of my early childhood memories and his films and TV appearances have just always been a part of my life. Plus, at least he'll be at peace.

4/5/honorable mention. I'm cheating some, but Pacino/DeNiro/Scorcese. There will be phone calls to the father and brother on those days.

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #273 on: January 22, 2019, 05:48:28 PM »
Top 5 actors or actresses that you may cry or have cried over if/when they pass(ed)

1. Michael Keaton (this is what got me thinking about this subject

2. Harold Ramis :(

3. Chevy Chase - I know he's an asshole, but the Vacation movies are one of my early childhood memories and his films and TV appearances have just always been a part of my life. Plus, at least he'll be at peace.

4/5/honorable mention. I'm cheating some, but Pacino/DeNiro/Scorcese. There will be phone calls to the father and brother on those days.

I miss understood your post and went to look to see if Keaton had died lol

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #274 on: January 22, 2019, 06:04:12 PM »
Top 5 actors or actresses that you may cry or have cried over if/when they pass(ed)

1. Michael Keaton (this is what got me thinking about this subject

2. Harold Ramis :(

3. Chevy Chase - I know he's an asshole, but the Vacation movies are one of my early childhood memories and his films and TV appearances have just always been a part of my life. Plus, at least he'll be at peace.

4/5/honorable mention. I'm cheating some, but Pacino/DeNiro/Scorcese. There will be phone calls to the father and brother on those days.

I miss understood your post and went to look to see if Keaton had died lol

Oh goodness, hahaha. I will have to be more careful, I apologize so much for the confusion, haha.

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #275 on: January 23, 2019, 12:01:04 AM »
1. Carrie Fisher - My General. Loved that she was so open about her personal struggles and issues, and she fought through it all anyway. Not ashamed one bit to admit I still tear up a bit when I see her in The Last Jedi.

2. Robin Williams - this one stung, he brought so much joy to others while dealing with his own demons. Genie, youre free.

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #276 on: January 23, 2019, 02:03:25 AM »
1. Carrie Fisher - what norm said. Just the strength to overcome and her brutal honesty about, everything. She was just so damn charming.
2. John Candy - This one really sucked. From SCTV to Dewey Oxberger in Stripes, Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Brewsters Millions, PTA, just a wonderful person by all accounts.
3 Jerry Reed - underrated actor and musician. The country boy, southern gentleman you would love to have a beer with anytime. Introduced to him in Smokey and the Bandit and was a lifelong fan ever since. His charisma was never ending and he was a true genuine fella.
Btw, if you see Smokey, its said that that is who Reed really was, how can you not enjoy a guy like that.
4 Burt Reynolds - He really took care of his friends and you can see that throughout his career. never got enough credit for his acting during the Stroker Ace, Cannonball Run years, but if you weren't around before then, I just can't explain to you how f'in huge of a star this guy was, for a long damn time too.
He, like Reed, made huge impressions on me as a young guy and it just stuck with me and really hurt when he died.
5. Robin Williams - Just so tragic to know the decision he made and why. Such a gifted person with immeasurable talent. I can't imagine you would ever have a conversation with him, you would just listen.

Others: Steve Martin falls into the Reed and Reynolds category for me, such a big part of my youth and who I was. I really enjoy all of his work and his music is good too. A genuinely funny and talented entertainer. I think since he's beyond his prime, people really forget, or maybe never knew how big he really was back when.
Carlin and Pryor - They changed the landscape of comedy and were very good for each other, and us.
Gene Wilder - talented man. But his love of Gilda Radner and what her death did to him is just so sad. But, I can only hope to find as much happiness as those two shared.
I know I ran long, but, deal with it ;-)
 

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #277 on: January 23, 2019, 02:24:42 PM »
1) Michael Keaton also with movies like Bettle Juice, Mr. mom, to multiplicity, Vulture,  to the founder, I even liked his batman.
2) Robin Williams, just like everyone said.
3) Chris Pratt - I will probably go before him, but he is the new Michael Keaton to me.
4) Samuel Jackson - Do they speak English in What?
5) Tom Hanks - One of my favorites.

honorable mentions: Chris Farley, John Candy, Bill Murray



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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #278 on: February 04, 2019, 04:07:02 PM »
Perhaps a bit late, but your top 5 Super Bowls

XIII - Pittsburgh 35- Dallas 31
What a terrific game this was between the two heavyweight teams of the 70's. Staubach fell just short of another comeback, and kiss off Jackie Smith.

XII - Dallas 21 Denver 10
Craig Morton, formerly the QB's Q, headed up Denver's offense. I think it was a sportswriter who penned the gem about him, saying, (not verbatim) "Morton always wanted to help Dallas win a Super Bowl. Today he did."

XXVII - Dallas 52 Buffalo 17
Just a freakin landslide. I remember thinking Dallas was still maybe a year away, but by the time that year rolled around, they had two more rings.

XXV NYG 20 Buffalo 19
Soft spot for Kelly since he was a Houston Gambler in the USFL plus, it was the Giants. Still feel bad for that team.

XLII NYG 17 NE 14
Speaking of the Giants...I still feel dirty rooting for them here, but to have that undefeated season thwarted in such dramatic fashion was absolutely amazing.

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #279 on: February 24, 2019, 08:13:06 PM »
ok let me try something else....

Top 5 movie archive pulls

My idea is that this category covers movies not well known or were forgotten or buried in the mind of generations past, but you feel people would benefit from watching it now. Whether its because its a comedy, or a classic moviemaking masterpiece ala Hitchcock, whatever....


Keep in mind, these films, sans Sneakers, were best enjoyed at the theatre and some instances don't translate well to home video IMO.

1. Sneakers 1992
Robert Redford, Sidney Portier, River Phoenix (his last) Dan Aykroyd and David Strathairn.
Stellar cast with a wonderful story. The best way Ive heard this techie thriller described is gourmet popcorn.
However, the message (at the time) was quite prophetic and is still relevant.

2. Silver Streak 1976
Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, enough said right? This one has great bits by the dynamic duo and while its not riotously funny all the way through, its subtle moments and tension carry the film. These two had stellar chemistry.

3. Porky's 1982
This film invented the raunch in teen raunchy comedies. The early 80's spawned the teen comedy, and 1982 was a good year for it with Porky's, Fast Times, Last American Virgin and Risky Business.
But of those, Porky's is probably the one that slipped under the radar the most.

4. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980
Always rolled my eyes when people would say Judd Apatow "brought back" the stoner movies. Please. His films had characters who occasionally smoked weed. Cheech and Chong films were about weed and getting high. Oh and btw, everywoman Edie McClurg (Rooney's secretary in Bueller and the car rental lady in Planes Trains) makes her film debut here. Watch this and you won't wonder why she made it.

5. Defending Your Life 1991 and/or Mother 1996
I chose these two because of Albert Brooks. He paired with Meryl Streep in DYL and Debbie Reynolds in Mother.
His supremely dry, witty sarcasm excels in both films.
In DYL, Brooks created a film about a way station after you die, a place that is heavenly, but also where you are judged, in similar fashion to our court system. The insecurities of Brooks are on full display here and are married well with Streep in this warm fuzzy journey.
Rip Torn is a great character that plays off of Brooks really well. Its campy and what not, but certainly worth a look for a fun film.
In Mother, Brooks has writers block and moves back home with his mother and soon begins to examine their relationship. Debbie Reynolds is fan freaking tastic.
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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #280 on: February 26, 2019, 09:47:53 AM »
Definitely want to think about this one a bit more, but one off the top of my head people should watch:

All the President's Men (1976)

Do I really need to say why everyone should watch this? Doesn't pass the 'movies not well known' test but everyone needs the reminder, I think.
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« Reply #281 on: February 26, 2019, 11:36:38 AM »
Definitely want to think about this one a bit more, but one off the top of my head people should watch:

All the President's Men (1976)

Do I really need to say why everyone should watch this? Doesn't pass the 'movies not well known' test but everyone needs the reminder, I think.

I swear I'm going to watch this one day. I really do.

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« Reply #282 on: February 26, 2019, 11:47:27 AM »
Alright, eff it, lets do this. I barely remember many of these but I still REMEMBER them. Most of these are just stuff my brother and I used to watch constantly because it was always on TV because they were cheap for syndication, but we loved them, and I still do.

The Last Dragon (1985)

Oh yes we're starting with The Last Dragon, sho'nuff. An old-school, blaxploitation, martial arts flick with insane 80s production value, an over-the-top villain and one of the best original "final fight" songs ever. They don't make movies like this anymore, really (a lot of this list may be like that) but it's really an all-time classic and a very enjoyable film. All of these will be enjoyable films.

Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

Granted, if The Rock ever gets his remake completed (and lets hope with all hope that he does NOT), this will come back into the public consciousness. But I think most young'uns now (and many old ones) probably missed Carpenter's goofy Chinatown classic. Kurt Russell's trucker and a gang of sidekicks take on the evil Lo-Pan and his villanous....cabal, I guess? Look, prepare for magic, triads, shootouts, and very little explanation for most of it (which is one of the things that I love about it). You know what ol' Jack Burton would say at the end here? You don't if you haven't seen the movie.

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

I was obsessed with this movie as a child. A Disney film, about a mouse, who also happens to be Sherlock Holmes going up against Moriarty, a cat (at least, I think he was a cat. I have not seen this movie in many years). I honestly can't tell you much more about it because my memory is so porous, but if I loved it then, pretty sure I'd love it now. Plus, it's Disney! I think it was one of their darker movies which is why it's not as well known as others.

Mom And Dad Save the World (1992)

Jon Lovitz. The principal from Ferris Bueller (one of these days I'll remember his name, but I'd rather not google search him). A wife and husband accidentally transported to the planet Todd, where Todd wants to marry her and kill him (no word on who he just wants to eff). It's a comedy movie, and it's one of those 90s comedies that throws every idea at the screen in an attempt to make you laugh or at least go "what the heck?"

"Sideburns or goatee?" "Pick me up." There's a few lines you'll be quoting afterwards. Another one we used to watch all the time as kids.

Stay Tuned (1992)

You know who made a lot of forgotten movies? The principal from Ferris Bueller. This one stars John Ritter, though, as a dad who gets a new satellite hookup in his house, for free!...FROM THE DEVIL.

Another comedy, Ritter's character is transported into TV shows and movies while trying to save his wife, who the devil character has captured (sounds familiar?) The best scene might simply be the "Driving Over Miss Daisy" scene, but there's plenty more that'll keep you laughing and coming back later for more.



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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #283 on: February 27, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
Less Than Zero

This movie just feels like a decent snapshot of the 80s drug culture, with some amazing performances from Robert Downey Jr, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, and Jami Gertz (hello, grade school/high school crush).
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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #284 on: April 11, 2019, 06:48:41 AM »
Not really a Top 5 but this is a fun game to try anyway...


My picks:

Ocean's Eleven
The Dark Knight
Captain America: Civil War
The Last Jedi
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
Pitch Perfect
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Although now that I think about it a bit more I might've thrown Casino Royale up there in place of T2.
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