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A place to talk about movies via lists of ten favorites (by genre or whatever).
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  2. He was actually already dead of an overdose. They had to reboot it with a younger child.
  3. It will change from day to day but if I was being shipped out to a desserted island for the rest of my life I'd pick... Back to the Future 1, 2 & 3
  4. I don’t know if these are in the right order 1. Ghostbusters 2. Amadeus 3. Big Lebowski
  5. 1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 2. The Goonies 3. The Empire Strikes Back Just 3 is hard to pick, lol. I also love Hackers!
  6. Airplane is always said to be the one comedy movie that everyone needs to see, and I cant agree more. An absolute classic, no matter what generation you are from.
  7. I have only seen 4 of these - although I have heard of most of the rest.
  8. Here is an interesting article on Airplane! (which I consider to be a comedy classic right up there with Blazing Saddles. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airplane-5-facts-you-dindt-about-the-comedy-230538825.html
  9. I'm interested in seeing a "new" Romero film. That it was hidden away for so long makes it even more appealing. That's certainly not something that happens very often.
  10. I hadn't heard of this film before - might well be worth watching when it is released. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/george-romero-restored-lost-film-163330916.html
  11. If only Clint Eastwood had been in that one........................
  12. My favorite western.... Back the Future part III. Not my favorite genre, or even one that I like. I used to watch lots of old ones with my grandfather growing up though.
  13. While westerns are not my favorite genre I still enjoy them. Sorted alphebetically the list also includes movies set on the frontier. The Big Sky 1952 Interesting movie starring a young Kirk Douglas about a team of trappers who take a keel boat deep into Indian territory. Also star Arthur Hunnicutt who was a superb character actor. Blazing Saddles 1974 Everybody's favorite -which has sadly been butchered - what is annoying is that what has been cut is generally mocking that which the censors are worried might offend people. Go figure. Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 Movie set in Revolutionay times - stars Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert - with a small role by John Carradine. Little Big Man 1970 My favorite on the list. Episodic comedy starring Dustin Hoffman. Martin Balsam and Chief Dan George (who I really like) have lesser roles. Northwest Passage1940; Another frontier movie set during the French and Indian Wars. Stars Spencer Tracy, Robert Young and Walter Brennan. The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Rousing (and often funny) episodic western with Clint Eastwood. Also has another great performance by Chief Dan George. The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 One of a handful of good film noir westerns - involves three cowboys (or maybe rustlers) caught with a possible stolen herd of cattle who are caught and put on trial by a posse. Stars Henry Fonda. The Searchers 1956 While I am not a big John Wayne fan he was certainly a force in westerns (and other movies). This one loosely tells the story of Cynthia Ann Parker - a white girl kidnapped by Indians who became the mother of the famous Comanche Indian chief Quanah Parker. Unusual for the time in that Indians played, well, Indians. Son of the Morning Star 1991 The best movie version of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Shot in a semi-documentary style it shows events from both the Indian and cavalry sides. The Unconquered 1947 - Derided by critics as a cardboard epic it drew in the crowds, Pretty epic in scale it starred Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert and Howard De Silva (who as always played a marvelous villain). Boris Karloff had a small role ad an Indian chief!
  14. This list is of post apocalypse movies - it excludes aliens, zombies, vampires etc. - the main focus is on things that could actually happen with what we are sure are likely possible - disease, economic collape, nuclear war etc, Here is my list (by year): The War Game (1966) An early BBC production that uses a black and white documentary style format. A Boy and His Dog (1975) If you like black humor this is the film for you. Early appearance of Don Johnson whose costar is a telepathic dog. Fukkatsu No Hi (1980) (Also known as Virus) Impressive Japanese production with an international cast. Try to watch the full 156 minute version - most of the released versions were truncated horribly. May seem a bit dated these days. The Road Warrior (1981) Mad Max returns - the favorite of mine on this list. The Day After (1983) TV movie starring Jason Robards that made a stab at showing the results of nuclear war on everyday Americans. Pretty sobering. Testament (1983) A public television production that shows a family and the suburb they live in in a slow painful downward spiral after a nuclear war, Threads(1984) British production about a post nuclear war England (for several years) - makes the Day After look like a picnic. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) Mad Max yet again in a campy humorous effort. Carriers (2009) I only recently discovered this little gem - a low budget effort with a deadly virus on the loose. The ending is somewhat silly but getting there is interesting. The Day (2011) Another low budget gem that is a nitty gritty depiction of a day in the life of five survivors of an unspecified catastrophe. Here is a trailer for The Day:

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