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knelson
May 1st, 2007, 02:24 PM
I watched a DVD recently I really enjoyed: The World's Fastest Indian.

I rented it from Netflix and it had been gathering dust for quite a while. I finally watched it last weekend and really enjoyed it. Just a great, feel good kind of movie.

Anyone else have any recommendations?

shark
May 1st, 2007, 02:31 PM
Being There

Peter Sellers as Chauncey Gardner, "Plant it and it will grow."

Another oldy but goody.

Seagurl51
May 1st, 2007, 03:13 PM
oh...hundreds.

What flavor movie do you want?



I just watched Notes on A Scandal which was amazing.

Peter Cruise
May 1st, 2007, 04:03 PM
Cold Comfort Farm: dark British comedy- hilarious.

swimr4life
May 1st, 2007, 04:58 PM
"Best in Show!" :rofl:
"Something About Mary" :rofl: :rofl:
"American Pie" :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I love silly comedies with no social value but to entertain! Don't rent Something About Mary or American Pie unless you are not offended by raunchy humor....they're pretty raunchy! BUT HILLARIOUS!

Seagurl51
May 1st, 2007, 06:30 PM
I love silly comedies with no social value but to entertain!

You're my new best friend!! :D





There are just so many movies to choose from, it's hard to narrow down.

GoodFellas, The Departed, Boondock Saints, Flyboys, Solaris, Everything is Illuminated, Van Wilder, Talladega Nights, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Family Stone, Love Actually, Van Helsing, Happy Feet, Casino Royale, Pan's Labyrinth (but I dont think it's out yet), TONS!!!

Do you have a catergory?

poolraat
May 1st, 2007, 07:22 PM
Another silly comedy....Office Space.

jim clemmons
May 1st, 2007, 08:06 PM
"Breaking Away"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078902/awards

mattson
May 1st, 2007, 08:31 PM
Last year, a co-worker got in great shape to win the local triathlon. I mentioned that the rest of us should slow him down with the Italian tire pump trick from "Breaking Away", and got a lot of blank stares... young whippersnappers!

Edit: Nuts, didn't see Jim's post! I second his choice. Or "Rudy", when Charles S. Dutton's character gives that speech to Rudy on the last day of practice.

mermaid333
May 1st, 2007, 09:45 PM
"Or "Rudy", when Charles S. Dutton's character gives that speech to Rudy on the last day of practice."

You're six foot nothin'... a hundred and nothin'..... :-)

I love "Chariots of Fire" - it inspired me as a young swimmer...

knelson
May 2nd, 2007, 12:15 AM
"Breaking Away"

Outstanding movie, Jim.

Kyra: Van Wilder? Seriously one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I guess I'm too old.

Seagurl51
May 2nd, 2007, 12:18 AM
OMG! Van Wilder is my favorite movie! You're just too old. :rofl:

blainesapprentice
May 2nd, 2007, 12:37 AM
I'll say it again:

Music from Another Room

then,
american flyers, annapolis, benny and jun, don juan demarco, four feathers, raise your voice, cold mountain, mulan rouge, the brothers grimm, etc...

swimmieAvsFan
May 2nd, 2007, 08:36 AM
...GoodFellas, The Departed, Boondock Saints, Flyboys, Solaris, Everything is Illuminated, Van Wilder, Talladega Nights, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Family Stone, Love Actually, Van Helsing, Happy Feet, Casino Royale, Pan's Labyrinth (but I dont think it's out yet...

yay! someone else out there who likes boondock saints! now the question is- do you have the original DVD (the one with absolutely nothing else on it other than the movie), or do you have the "new and improved" version with extras???
van helsing was a pretty decent movie, i do like me hugh jackman. and happy feet is just too darn cute. i love penguins! and hugh jackman ;)


I'll say it again:

Music from Another Room

then,
american flyers, annapolis, benny and jun, don juan demarco, four feathers, raise your voice, cold mountain, mulan rouge, the brothers grimm, etc...

boo! they didn't even film most of that movie at the Academy. for some reason, they thought they could just use philly as a suitable replacement...

as for the movies i like, definitely not the typically chick flicks- my collection includes gladiator, rules of engagement, U571, X-Men, X2, mission impossible, cars (which i haven't even watched yet), stargate, the whole indiana jones trilogy.

swimr4life
May 2nd, 2007, 08:42 AM
Another silly comedy....Office Space.


YESSS!!! I love that movie! "It's not that I'm lazy...I just don't care." If you've ever had a bad boss, you can relate to this movie!

I also love Breaking Away!!! I just ordered it on DVD from the back of my cereal box! :lolup: GREAT MOVIE!!

Slowswim
May 2nd, 2007, 09:36 AM
I love silly comedies with no social value but to entertain!

Down Periscope, first time I watched it I laughed so much that I watched it teo more times back to back.

HornDawg
May 2nd, 2007, 06:44 PM
Elephant Parts. It's on Netflix's list of available movies, though historically it hasn't been easy to find. Silly in parts, a little dated (but aren't we all), but still a favorite.

My Cousin Vinny, Breaking Away, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Waiting for Guffman, Rudy, The Shop Around the Corner.

I might have to spring for a Netflix subscription again...

YBDRY
May 2nd, 2007, 08:00 PM
I love silly comedies with no social value but to entertain!....


Here's a classic...It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Leonard Jansen
May 2nd, 2007, 08:02 PM
I was really into old movies as a kid, so here are some older ones:

W.C.Fields:
It's a Gift.
The Bank Dick
My Little Chickadee
The Man on the Flying Trapeeze ( His most underrated work.)
The Old Army Game (silent & features Louise Brooks who is possibly the most beautiful woman in the history of film.)

Laurel & Hardy:
Big Business (silent & a work of genius)
Sons of the Desert
A Chump at Oxford

Marx Brothers:
Duck Soup
Horse Feathers
Night at the Opera

Buster Keaton:
The General (silent)

Also:
Nosferatu (1922 silent vampire movie)
Metropolis (silent)

Not so old:
Forbidden Planet (1955)

-LBJ

newmastersswimmer
May 2nd, 2007, 08:39 PM
I was really into old movies as a kid, so here are some older ones:

W.C.Fields:
It's a Gift.
The Bank Dick
My Little Chickadee
The Man on the Flying Trapeeze ( His most underrated work.)
The Old Army Game (silent & features Louise Brooks who is possibly the most beautiful woman in the history of film.)

Laurel & Hardy:
Big Business (silent & a work of genius)
Sons of the Desert
A Chump at Oxford

Marx Brothers:
Duck Soup
Horse Feathers
Night at the Opera

Buster Keaton:
The General (silent)

Also:
Nosferatu (1922 silent vampire movie)
Metropolis (silent)

Not so old:
Forbidden Planet (1955)

-LBJ


Forbidden Planet Rocks! I've heard it compared to Shakespeare's The Tempest before....and I can see why. The young blonde who is the daughter of the mysterious Scientist inhabitant figure is also way hot IMO!

Bork

Leonard Jansen
May 3rd, 2007, 09:42 AM
Forbidden Planet Rocks! I've heard it compared to Shakespeare's The Tempest before....and I can see why. The young blonde who is the daughter of the mysterious Scientist inhabitant figure is also way hot IMO!


That is Anne Francis. She later went on to play the title role in the (one season) TV show "Honey West." Don't Google any pix of her as Honey West, it will melt your monitor. BTW, the male lead was none other than Leslie Nielsen of "Naked Gun" fame.

They are supposed to be doing a remake of "Forbidden Planet" in the near future.

-LBJ

newmastersswimmer
May 3rd, 2007, 11:17 AM
That is Anne Francis. She later went on to play the title role in the (one season) TV show "Honey West." Don't Google any pix of her as Honey West, it will melt your monitor. BTW, the male lead was none other than Leslie Nielsen of "Naked Gun" fame.

They are supposed to be doing a remake of "Forbidden Planet" in the near future.

-LBJ


Cool, thanks for the info....time to melt my moniter now!! (and try and melt what semblence of living brain cells I might still have left LOL!!)

Bork

islandsox
May 3rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
the Money Pit (Tom Hanks/Shelly Long) and one from the 80s I believe Private Eyes with Tim Conway and Don Knotts. Unbelievably hilarious.

In the Money Pit, the contractors (Italian scammers) would always tell Tom Hanks regarding his house repairs: Next Week. And the music, Flight of the Bumblebee on his trip down the scaffolding.:groovy:

poolraat
May 3rd, 2007, 12:48 PM
the Money Pit (Tom Hanks/Shelly Long) and one from the 80s I believe Private Eyes with Tim Conway and Don Knotts. Unbelievably hilarious.

In the Money Pit, the contractors (Italian scammers) would always tell Tom Hanks regarding his house repairs: Next Week. And the music, Flight of the Bumblebee on his trip down the scaffolding.:groovy:

I'd forgotten about this one. LMAO

3strokes
May 5th, 2007, 09:12 PM
If you can find it "A Year in Provence".
However, before renting or viewing the movie, read the
book (by Peter Mayle). It's one of those books that you can
re-read and re-re-re-re-read (over and over again. Am I being
repetitious?) and always enjoy.

A movie I immensely enjoyed was "The Man of La Mancha" with
Peter O"Toole and Sophia Loren. It's a musical based on Don Quijote
and one of the songs is the one that says "To dream, the impossible
dream..."

If you speak Spanish you'll enjoy this one much more, if you don't you'll still love the music (and will recognize a lot of the "arias"):
This is one movie I'd buy (if I could find it. Stupidly I taped either a Wimbledon or a US Open over it.) is Carlos Saura's "Carmen". It is the well-known opera but with a Flamenco twist. Some fantastic guitar playing by Paco de Lucia. And one song there "Deja de llorar. No llores mas." always brings
a tear to my eyes (if not more).

BTW "Deja de llorar = Stop crying"

Having written this, I'm going to -right after I log off- put the cassette on. (Thank God I've strill got that!)

newmastersswimmer
May 6th, 2007, 10:36 AM
That is Anne Francis. She later went on to play the title role in the (one season) TV show "Honey West." Don't Google any pix of her as Honey West, it will melt your monitor. BTW, the male lead was none other than Leslie Nielsen of "Naked Gun" fame.

They are supposed to be doing a remake of "Forbidden Planet" in the near future.

-LBJ


I think this pic of Anne Francis might melt a few moniters LOL!

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/mptv/1297/5089_0031.jpg.html?seq=7

or this one perhaps:

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/mptv/1297/5089_0028.jpg.html?seq=43


You can, of course, view the entire slide show of pics these two were taken from to find plenty of other moniter melting pics of this gorgeous blonde!! But thats not why I really posted these links now.....its to get a better perspective of this gem of a movie from the 50's in general now....I'm not just some DOM o.k.!! LOL!

Bork