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Offline Rigg44

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #285 on: April 11, 2019, 03:51:38 PM »
#FilmTwitter You have to pick 7 films for a marathon all-nighter, but the rules are:

1) the films must be franchise films & 2) all 7 films must be from different franchises.

What are your 7 picks?

1)Empire Strikes Back
2)Thor Ragnarok
3)Lethal Weapon
4)Batman (Michael Keaton)
5)Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
6)Guardians of the Galaxy #1
7)The Hunt for Red October


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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #286 on: April 11, 2019, 04:02:51 PM »
2)Thor Ragnarok
6)Guardians of the Galaxy #1


I realize I'm nitpicking, but would we consider Thor and GotG separate franchises, or are they both part of the MCU?

Also, am I allowed to pick Batman (1989) and The Dark Knight, even though they're both DC/WB, and both Batman, but separate?

It's nowhere near that important, right? Alright, anyways, my 7:

1) The Godfather
2) Jaws
3) Ghostbusters
4) Vacation
5) Alien
6) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (I'm going MCU, singular)
7) Mad Max: Fury Road


So, we start off pretty thoughtful, introspective, and dark, with The Godfather. Inject a little hope into the equation with Jaws, still fairly dark. It's getting later in the marathon, so lets pick things up a bit with Ghostbusters and Vacation, get some laughs in. Now, it's getting later, you may have started falling asleep a bit, so lets terrify that sleepiness out of you with a pure horror classic with Alien. After, we're going to increase the action and levity with Cap America, and finish it out with pure adrenaline in the form of Fury Road.

I tried to not go all superhero, and yes, I've left off Star Wars, but I still feel like Cap covers that same ground, to an extent. Debated some Mission Impossible films (honestly, Fallout is fantastic) and Casino Royale as well, which is a classic, and obviously a larger franchise, but Alien is just too good for me to leave off.

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #287 on: April 11, 2019, 07:12:00 PM »
Good lists both of you, although I'm withholding the penalty flag I was tempted to throw with the MCU. ;)

Now I'm really upset because I'm ticked at myself for not including Karate Kid somewhere on my list.
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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #288 on: April 11, 2019, 11:45:39 PM »
Interesting.
Ill go with ones that haven't been selected yet because some of mine would be repeats.

Mission Impossible
Casino Royale
Pirates of the Carribbean
Indiana Jones
Die Hard
Rocky
Alien

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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #289 on: April 12, 2019, 01:33:56 PM »
2)Thor Ragnarok
6)Guardians of the Galaxy #1


I realize I'm nitpicking, but would we consider Thor and GotG separate franchises, or are they both part of the MCU?

Also, am I allowed to pick Batman (1989) and The Dark Knight, even though they're both DC/WB, and both Batman, but separate?



While I understand the MCU thing I would disagree and say they are there own stand-alone franchises within a larger universe, I will replace GG with Stargate.


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Re: The Top 5 Thread
« Reply #290 on: April 18, 2019, 11:26:00 PM »
Top 5 Movies You Drop Everything and Start Watching When It's on TV


Long subject, fairly self explanatory. Doesn't matter if it's the start of the movie, partly in, halfway, or towards the end, when you're scrolling through the guide looking for something to watch, and you see it, you change to that channel immediately.

(For the cord cutters, just think back to before)

My 5:

1) Jaws - just happened today, which inspired me to choose this topic, but it's not the first time it's happened. Honestly, it might be my "perfect movie," there's so much going on, both on the surface and underneath (no pun intended), and the performances are stellar. I have to see that Indianapolis scene every time.

2) Shawshank Redemption - I imagine we might see a lot of this, since it was, what, TCM that played it all the time? A feel good movie, despite some very, very low points, and one of the few movies where voiceover narration truly works. Iconic performances from Freeman and Robbins.

3) Matrix Revolutions - everyone craps on this movie, but u love it, and back when it first hit cable and was on nearly every day, there was a good chance I'd end up watching it. Kept waiting for Neo to win that last fight, never did happen...

4) The Thing - what more can I say? Similar to Jaws, lots on the surface and underneath here, with an incredible cast, gruesome practical effects, and that score.

...I might need to seek it out to watch tonight, now.

5) Jurassic Park - yup, still. Goldblum. Neil. Dern. Attenborough. Spielberg nails it again, pulling a reverse Jaws and letting you get real close and personal with these creatures. Everyone knows the theme song by now, and everyone also hates Newman as much as Jerry did because of this movie.

 

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