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Saturday, January 31, 2009 3:18 PM

CHRISISALL


What flick do you watch just to get a major kick, or even a laugh or two? Not great movies necessarily, but FUN?

My go-to flicks are Army Of Darkness, The Mummy Returns, Who Am I?, Diamonds Are Forever, and Big Trouble In Little China.

Make your lists!



The laughing Chrisisall

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 4:50 PM

DEWRASTLER


Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

The Replacements

A Knights Tale

Can't resist, they're all great movies.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 4:50 PM

STOWEAWAY


Oh yes, LOVE Big Trouble in Little China.

My fun movie is The Replacements. I'm a big Keanu fan and that's just one of his fluffier ones. But it's a riot!

"I'm wiry"
"That'll do pig"
"Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever."


ETA: Ooh, Dewrastler, quick on the draw. You beat me to it.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 5:06 PM

DREAMTROVE


I used to watch B movies, and creature features. Popcorn worthy. Sometimes really bad sci-fi or historical drama. Day after Tomorrow, nice weather porn, and I just watched sophia coppola's marie antoinette. very lacking, but fun.

Another movie to remake: Alien from LA. There was a decent b-movie premise terribly executed. Hard to replace a young Kathy Ireland for looks, easy to replace her for talent :) I'm willing to stick Emma Watson in there. Or anywhere.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 6:26 PM

CHRISISALL


I forgot: Ultraviolet- that movie KICKS ASS!!!
What a FUN piece of fluff!!!



The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 5:54 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Raising Arizona
The Big Lebowski
Buckaroo Banzai
Dark Star
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Office Space
The Stunt Man
Serenity

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:01 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


most anything by Mel Brooks

most anything by Kevin Smith

Galaxy Quest

What's Up Doc? screwball comedy with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neill

Noises Off!

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:11 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


I usually always fall back on the old fantasy classics of Ray Harryhausen:
Jason and the Argonauts
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Mysterious Island
First Men on the moon.
Clash of the Titans.

...Also old time sci-fi:
Day the Earth Stood Still
War of the Worlds
Incredible Shrinking man
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Creature from the Black Lagaoon etc

Big Trouble is always in there too. As is TRON, My Science Project, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

and I'll always give Roxanne a look see for laughs and a little sentimentality.




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Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:24 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:

The Stunt Man
Serenity

Stuntman is greatness. I watch it when I'm in an exitential mood.
I reserve watching Serenity for special moments.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:42 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
I usually always fall back on the old fantasy classics of Ray Harryhausen:

My favourite of those is Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger. But Jason's right up there too.


The stopmotion Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:55 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


when I'm channel-surfing I always stop on these:

Fifth Element
Conan the Barbarian
Blazing Saddles (if not a sanitized version)
Forbidden Planet
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
Dancing At The Blue Iguana(not fun aside from a cameo by Burt Reynolds, but Darryl Hannah, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Tilly and others poledancing...)

Oh, and Buckaroo Banzai

"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 7:46 AM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Let's see... ditto to Fifth Element, Armageddon, and Knight's Tale. I also have a terrible weakness for romance movies, although I've been getting better about them.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:40 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by yinyang:
I also have a terrible weakness for romance movies

Ever see Somewhere In Time?

*tissue-time*


The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:43 AM

WHOZIT


The Blues Brothers

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 11:15 AM

LWAVES


For laughs it would be....

Monty Python's Life Of Brian + Holy Grail
Dogma, Jay + Silent Bob Strike Back
Wallace + Gromit Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Fargo, Oh Brother, Big Lebowski
Toy Story 1+2
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Blazing Saddles
Shaun Of The Dead + Hot Fuzz

Just coz I get a kick out of them (not necessarily coz they are fun)....
Raiders
Lethal Weapon 1+2
Leon
Thankyou For Smoking

S'all I can think of now.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 1:45 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Monty Python's Life Of Brian + Holy Grail

Classic tales of governmental & religious corruption right from the start of true civilization.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 7:11 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:
Lethal Weapon 1+2

Curious... how is Lethal Weapon 2 considered by you a strictly 'fun' movie? That movie takes an emotional toll on me... or do I take it too seriously?


The tissue-using Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 7:21 PM

BIGRICHARD


Monty Python's Life Of Brian and Holy Grail

anything by Kevin Smith

Shaun Of The Dead

Hot Fuzz

Slither

Knights Tale

Bad Taste (early Peter Jackson of LotR fame)

Labyrinth (David Bowie in a Jim Henson? Hell yes!)

most John Carpenter films

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Jason Segel is simply brilliant)

if it's TV shows too:
Spaced
Black Books
How I Met Your Mother
Chuck
Kitchen Confidential



and that's all i can think of at this moment...

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 7:57 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Highlander
Aliens
Galaxy Quest
Transformers
Matrix
Braveheart
Gladiator
Terminator 2
Blow Out
Hero (1992)
Fifth Element
Armageddon
Deep Impact
Forrest Gump
Conspiracy Theory
Absolute Power
Mulholland Falls
Speed
Die Hard
UHF
Happy Gilmore
Waterworld
The Waterboy
Dances with Wolves
Road Warrior

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:10 PM

TRAVELER


I like to watch Cleopatra 2525. Its a hoot. Gorgeous women into action adventure. I like the way they leap around. Doing summersaults in corridors by leaping against the wall and kicking off. It looks great, but makes no sense. And jumping down those endless shafts. You don't see that on any Star Trek or Stargate series. Gotta love the outfit they wear too.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:21 PM

RIVERDANCER


Princess Bride never fails to make me smile. Dogma or Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back are always good for crazy fun laugh times. It's not a movie, but That 70s Show can be super entertaining. Of course there's also the classics of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly/Serenity, which I can't just pop in whenever I need something to do.

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Monday, February 2, 2009 11:13 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:
Lethal Weapon 1+2

Curious... how is Lethal Weapon 2 considered by you a strictly 'fun' movie? That movie takes an emotional toll on me... or do I take it too seriously?

The tissue-using Chrisisall



I don't consider it a 'fun' movie in any way, although it does have it's humour. That's why I put the bit in brackets that it isn't neccesarily fun but I do get a kick out of watching each time. Even if it is an emotional wallop to the groin, stomach and heart.
One of my fave bits from the LW 1+2 is that they introduce the death of Riggs's wife in the first film and it plays its part. Now in most films of this type the main baddie (Joshua or McAllister) would have been responsible for her death in some way giving Riggs the ultimate reason to go after them.
But not in this case, the makers leave it till the second movie, when Riggs has started to move on and then BAM! you find out how she really died.
A stroke of genius so that when Riggs goes after the baddies you are totally with him and want him to tear them apart. The 'kick' I get is when he pulls the house down. There is so much sheer determination in him that you could almost believe he could really be doing it.

Definitely not fun but my fave buddy cop movies that I always enjoy watching amd consider the second one slightly better than the first.

Does that make more sense?



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Monday, February 2, 2009 12:58 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Does that make more sense?




Absolutely, thanks!
EDIT: I agree on your assessment of the flicks as well.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Monday, February 2, 2009 2:38 PM

BRIGLAD


For fun...

The Incredibles
Men In Black
Fifth Element
Deep Impact
Armageddon
Robocop
Maverick

These aren't funny ones but just damn good films or a film I like.

Shawshank Redemption
The Sentinel
Tombstone
Gettysburg
Shadow Riders

Brian


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Monday, February 2, 2009 5:04 PM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


How could I forget The Princess Bride.

Edit to add:

South Park and Team America

"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Monday, February 2, 2009 5:16 PM

DREAMTROVE


Chris
somewhere in time
classic obscure
I can't remember if i saw this, or it was recommended to me, it's probably somewhere on some file share. I'll have to dig it up again
ultraviolet, watch equilibrium. Nice synthesis of dystopia. Less a milla's ass though (none :( )
I mean, I see underworld in the same sense as dead alive or reanimator. They aren't 12 monkeys.

Actually, I said after seeing dead alive/braindead I commented that I had been cured of gore aversion, but also, underneath that, there was a real film making talent. I didn't think "he'll have an oscar within 10 years"

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Monday, February 2, 2009 5:47 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
watch equilibrium.

Done that. A few times AAMOF. Not a bad B movie.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, February 5, 2009 6:08 PM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Just encountered another "Stop the channel surfing" movie.

Joe Versus the Volcano

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Meg Ryan. Ooooh. #2 after Madame Geezer.



"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:03 AM

MOONDOG


Well now, how about:
Forbidden Planet
Stardust
Kelly's Heroes
Tora, Tora, Tora
Bridge at Remagen
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Big trouble in Little China
Mars Attacks
Bender's big Game
Lord of the Rings
and what else...Oh yeah--Serenity

takeoffs are optional, landings are manditory

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Monday, February 23, 2009 8:44 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Caddyshack.

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke.

Napoleon Dynamite.

Young Frankenstein.

Airplane!

Mike

"It is complete now; the hands of time are neatly tied."

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Monday, February 23, 2009 9:38 AM

RIPWASH


The Princess Bride
Mystery Men
Big Trouble In Little China
Knight's Tale
RV
Best In Show
A Mighty Wind
For Richer, For Poorer (Tim Allen movie)
Galaxy Quest


Zoe: "Get it running again."
Mal: "Yeah"
Zoe: "So not running now"
Mal: "Not so much"
- Out of Gas

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Monday, February 23, 2009 9:40 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Some really great movies have been mentioned in this thread. In addition to many of those, I also watch the following favorites for some fun & relief from the day's stress:

North Shore
Local Hero
Cadillac Man
Mr. Destiny
Dodgeball
Eddie & The Cruisers
Strange Invaders
Streets Of Fire
Philadelphia Experiment
History Of The World Part II
I Love You Alice B. Toklas
The President's Analyst
Spaceballs
That Thing You Do
Modern Romance
Lost In America
Point Break
Heart Like A Wheel
Night Of The Comet
The Hollywood Knights
Cocoon
Tommy Boy
Collossus, The Forbin Project
Clash Of The Titans
Atlantis, The Lost Continent
Journey To The Seventh Planet
The Brain From Planet Arous
Forbidden World
Battle Beyond The Stars
Not Of This Earth
Beyond The Time Barrier
It, The Terror From Beyond Space
When Worlds Collide
Conquest Of Space
It Came From Outer Space
Women Of The Prehistoric Planet (not to be confused with the inferior Planet Of The Prehistoric Women)
Time Tunnel
Star Trek Animated
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And now a few from the Chiller Theater days:

Killers From Space
Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman
Plan 9 From Outer Space
The Blob
Cal-Tiki, The Immortal Monster
Rodan
The Giant Behemoth
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Gorgo
First Spaceship On Venus
Missile To The Moon
World Without End
Creation Of The Humanoids
Gidrah, The Three-headed Monster
The Angry Red Planet
Mars Needs Women
The Beginning Of The End
Kronos
Reptillicus
She Demons
Attack Of The Crab Monsters
I Married A Monster From Outer Space
The Beast With A Million Eyes
Panic In The Year Zero
The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
Horror Hotel
The Four Skulls Of Jonathon Drake
The Fly
The Giant Gila Monster
The Spider
The Fantastic World Of Jules Verne
Monster From Green Hell












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Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:11 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Strictly Fun, whenever I'm down I slap one of these bad boys into the DVD player:

Beetlejuice
Princess Bride
Oscar (Sly Stallone as a Roaring 20's gangster)
Strictly Ballroom
Army of Darkness
Blazing Saddles
Young Frakenstein
Return of the Pink Panther (with Peter Sellers)
Monty Python's Holy Grail (Neef!)
Room Service (Hail and farewell!)
Cat Ballou
Duck Soup
A Fish Called Wanda
The Bride Came C.O.D. (James Cagney/Bette Davis)
Mister Roberts

Now you've done it, now I want to go out and watch these right now. Trouble is, I'm at work.
Okay, I'll watch Jaynestown. Problem solved.

SGG

Tawabawho?

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Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:03 AM

PEACEKEEPER

Keeping order in every verse


Blade(opening sequence
Die Hard 4.0
Shoot em Up
Matrix(gun scene with surround sound up FULL)
Death Sentence(grossly underrated)
8 Mile(Rap battle at the end)


And my all time favourite that should be a legal requirement to have in a DVD collection has got to be Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke. CLASSIC!!!!!

Peacekeeper-----keeping order in every verse

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Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:08 AM

RALLEM


The man who knew too little
Eric The Viking
Darkstar
My Name is Nobody
Dodgeball (Alan Tudyk)
K-Pax




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