THE MOVIE THREAD ( Fav quotes, Reviews, discussions, etc...)

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
THE MOVIE THREAD ( Fav quotes, Reviews, discussions, etc...)
Posted: Nov 1, 2008 10:11 AM

So this is a Spin-off to my TV THREAD where we can all talk about films! I love movies more than anything. Im an actor so thats partly why; but I just love dissecting a movie apart and especially love talking about them with people. So use this thread to talk about the latest movie you saw, or past faves, best quotes of all time from films, favorite film actors, or any other movie discussions. I had a Movie Thread long ago that was pretty popular for awhile then it disappeared into the night. So here is a brand new one.

I am dying to see Religilous, W, and Zack and Muri Make a Porno. We are going to see the Bill Mahr movie tomorrow.

No way I can list them all but some of my very favorite films include: Godfather 1 and 2, Annie Hall, Hannah and Her sisters, oh hell anything by Woody Allen, Airplane, Rushmore, This IS Spinal Tap, Welcome to the Dollhouse, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, When Harry Met Sally, It Happened One Night, Duck Soup, Big Night, Fargo, Raising Arizona, Shawshank Redemption, Rain Man, Life is Beautiful, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, Good Will Hunting, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, American Beauty, Lost in Translation, E.T., Election....

There are seriously SOOO many more. I could go on forever.

Ill end with one of my favorite movie quotes:

Andy: There are places in this world that arent made out of stone. Theres something inside, that they cant get to, that they cant touch.

Red: What are you talking about?

Andy: Hope.

From The Shawshank Redemption. Movie kills me everytime.


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CatStandish Posts : 2,766 Registered: 6/20/08
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 10:53 AM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Favorite movie of all time, bar none:  The Princess Bride. 

Other all time favs:  Ever After, Sleepless in Seattle, Kate & Leopold, Three Musketeers (with Oliver Platt as Porthos the Pirate), Speed Racer (I am one of the 10 people who saw it in theatres....3 times), Conan the Barbarian (and yes, I am embarassed by that one), The Great Escape, Enchanted, Mystery Men, Music & Lyrics, Shining Through, LOTR (the series), LadyHawke, What Dreams May Come (the BEST romantic line of any movie...EVER), Lake House, Heart & Souls, Only You (with Robert Downey Jr), Iron Man (yes, I admit I have a thing for the little recovering addict and I've always been pulling for him.  Go RDJ!), Wag the Dog, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns (and I wish Mummy 3 had never been made...what WERE they thinking), Sahara, Stranger than Fiction.......  I'm sure there are many more that I just LOVE.


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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 11:03 AM Go to message in response to: CatStandish

Hey Cat- Im happy to say I was in Music and Lyrics. As an extra. One of the many "background" parts Ive done. I dare you to try and find me LOL. I think they got my left arm in the camera at one point. Im one of the audience members during the concert scenes. We heard those songs over and over and over again. By the end of those two days, I never wanted to hear those songs again EVER. They are still in my head. But it was fun and both Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant were SUPERNICE people.

So what is the great line from What Dreams May Come? I also love Sleepless in Seattle. Forgot to mention that one.


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CatStandish Posts : 2,766 Registered: 6/20/08
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 1:29 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

"For being so wonderful a guy would choose hell over heaven just to hang around with you"

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 6:45 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I enjoy movies too, my all time favorite The King and I, Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr, not Jodie Foster hers was good the musical was better. 

Others I really like are Imitation of Life both versions  I like the black and white a little better.  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Flower Drum Song and The Quiet Man.  Malcolm X, Shawshank Redemption, Philadelphia, Gone with the Wind, Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Green Mile and most World War II movies. 

I just saw the Secret Life of Bees, very good movie I would recommend it, I also saw the Women, it was good but I prefer the original.  I guess I have a problem with remakes. 


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hellokitty4ever Posts : 740 Registered: 6/6/07
Re: THE MOVIE THREAD (favorite quotes, Reviews, discussions,etc...)
Posted: Nov 1, 2008 6:54 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Kelley, I saw Religilous when it first came out.  It's hilarious and scary at the same time...funny how people are fanatics (and ignorant) and scary because, well, people are that ignorant.  It's a must see!

I love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as well, but I have to say, I'm more into indie movies because they tend to have a little more substance to them....I'm looking at your list and you and I have similar tastes in movies. 

Favorite quote...You gotta love this one... "You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake" uttered by Brad Pitt's character (Tyler Durden) in Fight Club (based on the novel by Chuck Palahnuik, who is a genius!).

I love documentaries too!  I love Sicko and Who Killed the Electric Car.  I love foreign films too...The Brotherhood of Wark (a Korean War movie) and Life is Beautiful are also good.  Bad Education, Y Tu Mama Tambien, CITY OF GOD, Amores Perros, an so many more!

Legends of the Fall

The Green Mile

Forrest Gump

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Richard Ford

Yikes...there are just so many!  What I can't stand though are movies that are predictable (basically, almost all romantic comedies, though there are some that are quite smart, action movies that have no sensible plot, and thriller/slasher movies).



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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 7:13 PM Go to message in response to: hellokitty4ever

Kitty - I love indie films too. So much crap out there in Hollywood,but some of it is still quality too. Just depends.

We are seeing Religilous tomorrow. Im excited. Kenneys I love To Kill a Mockingbird as well. I really want to see Secret Life of Bees, glad to hear its a good one.

And now a few favorite quotes from This Is Spinal Tap:

 "Its such a fine line between stupid and clever."

 "Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. Its just not widely reported."

 The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven. Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where? Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

 

MARTY: Your first drummer was... DAVID: John Stumpy Pepys..great great, tall blond geek with glasses..good drummer greak look dood drummer.... MARTY: What happened to him? DAVID: He died...he died in a bizarre gardening accident ...some years back. NIGEL: It was really one of those things - it was - you know the authorities said you know best leave it--unsolved really. MARTY: And he was replaced by uh.. NIGEL: Stumpy Joe...Eric Stumpy Joe Childs. MARTY: And what happened to Stumpy Joe? DEREK: Its not very pleasant story...but uh, he died, uh he choked on uh, the official explaination was he choked on vomit... NIGEL: It was actually -it was actually someone else's vomit...you know there's no real... DEREK: Well they can't prove whose vomit it was...they don't have the ability...theres no way of... NIGEL: You can't really dust for vomit.

 

 

 

 


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hellokitty4ever Posts : 740 Registered: 6/6/07
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 7:49 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I agree Kelley.  Hollywood still puts out a good show now and then.  I'm excited to see Changeling. I haven't seen Burn After Reading yet and I'm excited to see that one!

I actually like I (Heart) Huckabees.  I know a lot of people hate that movie, but I actually find it quite endearing...in a twisted, funny way. 

What About Bob?  ... that movie is great.

And who can forget about The Goonies....that's a classic!

Oh...... Abre Los Ojos...that's a good one...it's the original one that Vanilla Sky is based on...the O.G. version is sooooooo much better!



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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
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Posted: Nov 1, 2008 7:58 PM Go to message in response to: hellokitty4ever

We definately have the same taste in movies. I loooove What About Bob. IM SAILING NOW - I SAIL!!!!! I SAIL NOW!!!! LOL. That movie cracks me up everytime, and Im a repeat watcher.

Also love the original Vanilla Sky like you. Although the soundtrack to the Hollywood version is pretty kickass.

I also really want to see The Changeling. Do you know the story behind that actually? I know it happened a long time ago and that a womans child goes missing and the city tries to keep her quiet - but WHY? I dont know much about it, just looks good.

 

 


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SocalGal Posts : 456 Registered: 6/3/06
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Posted: Nov 2, 2008 1:08 AM Go to message in response to: CatStandish

I love The Princess Bride...I probably watch it about once a month, and every time (I kid you not) I find something else to love about it.  And there are so many great lines!

"You've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders.  The most famous is never enter into a land war in Asia, but the second, and only slighly less well-known is this: is never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!  Ha ha, ha ha, ha.....falls over dead."

And Kelley, love me some Spinal Tap...I was just extolling the wonders of eleven this evening over dinner!

I'm a sucker for classic movies (Gone with the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz are probably at the top of that list), but I really love movies with great writing, regardless of genre...well, with the exception of horror movies...I scare too easy!  Fight Club and Juno are pretty good examples.

As far as what's out right now, I'm most excited about Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist...I'm sure it'll be juvenille, but I like movies with fantastic one-liners, and it seems a likely contender.  I also just saw Eagle Eye...a little predictable, but thought-provoking nonetheless...maybe Big Brother really is watching....

 

 


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MrsM2009 Posts : 422 Registered: 3/16/08
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Posted: Nov 2, 2008 9:18 AM Go to message in response to: SocalGal

Socal, I totally have to disagree with you on Eagle Eye, I think it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen.  As far as being thought provoking, I just feel like it didn't do anything that hasn't been done before.  It was basically i Robot meets 1984.  And I love me some Shia, but I seriously almost walked out of this one!  It was just boring and unoriginal.

FH and I saw The Dutchess yesterday, I thought it was great.  I don't know why, but I love period piece movies like that!  I love a lot of the movies people have already posted about - Fight Club, Juno, Princess Bride, Gone With the Wind.  Another favorite of mine that I feel like no one has ever seen is Life as a House.  I also LOVE Pan's Labyrinth.

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MrsM2009 Posts : 422 Registered: 3/16/08
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Posted: Nov 2, 2008 9:18 AM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Kelley - how does it work when you're an extra in a big movie like Music and Lyrics?  I've always been curious.  How do they cast extras? Do you get paid?

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
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Posted: Nov 2, 2008 10:39 AM Go to message in response to: MrsM2009

We are going to see Religilous today - the 1145am showing in the city!!! Yay!!! Im psyched. And probably check out the marathon runners while we are there too.

MrsM - The extra thing is a bit complicated so I hope the following explanation isnt too boring LOL. the best way to explain how extra work "works" is to explain Agents. Im an actress, and one main goal of actors is to get themselves an agent. Agents job is to get you auditions whiich will then get you work on TV, commercials, film, theatre, etc. The agent calls you when they have something they think you are right for, you show up and audition for it, and if you book anything, the agent takes 10%. Now, there are all kinds of agents. They all specialize in different things, and if you are freelancing with them, you are free to work with as many agents as you want. Right now, I have 3 Agencies I work with. One is strictly for voiceover work. Another focuses on TV roles, commercials and comedy stuff. And the third does film stuff; both Extra roles and Principal roles. (roles where you have lines or you are featured.) So basically you get Extra work the same way you get other acting work; through the agencies. Some of them send out bulk emails to all their clients that say "Music and Lyrics needs 2000 extras for Sat Nov 3. Pay is $80 for a 12 hour shoot. Please reply if you can make it." The pay sucks. Its generally $80-$100 for a full days work. Filming takes forever depending on the director. Now - if you are a member of SAG which is the Screen Actors Guild - (the big union that most working successful actors strive to get into )- then you make triple that amount for extra work, you get better breaks, better FOOD at lunchtime, everything. You make around $300 for the day if you are in the Union. Thats one of the main reasons peopel like me DO extra work in the first place. Its one way to get into SAG which gets you better jobs. If Im doing extra work on a film and lets say there is a concert scene and they come up to me and say "okay when Hugh Grant is singing in this scene, we want YOU to reach up to the stage and hes going to grab your hand" - something as silly and SMALL as THAT will get you A. more money than a regular extra role because now you are a "featured extra" meaning you have camera time for sure, and B. it gets you what they call a WAIVER in the business. You get waivers for doing additional things on set or for being a featured extra - you need three waivers to be eligible to join the Union. OR if you get an actual role in a national commercial, or any role that requires you to be a SAG member , you use your first paycheck to become a member of Sag. (its like $1700 to join initially, then like $200 per year after that. As a SAG members, you get health insurance , you get to vote on things like THe Oscars etc, and you basically get better auditions and work offered to you.)

Now once in a great while if a movie is shooting and thre is a scene that involves literally thousands of Extras (something like Spiderman etc where you have all these scenes of just tons of NYers running downa street)- they will put something like that in a public acting paper such as Backstage Magazine and make it an open call to the public. Usually you get paid but again its not much. The first few times you do extra work its really COOL just being on set with people like Julia Roberts etc right near you, but you get over it pretty quick because its a LOT of sitting around and doing the same thing over and over with little breaks in between. Its really boring actually, but its great for your resume and to help further you along.

Arent you sorry you asked??? LOL.


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aim2173 Posts : 265 Registered: 10/14/07
Re: THE MOVIE THREAD (favorite quotes, Reviews, discussions,etc...)
Posted: Nov 2, 2008 12:09 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Kelley-love this thread.  FH and I are huge movie buffs!   In face we are naming our tables after our Favorite movies.  In order to get us to kiss our guests will need to recite a quote from their tables movie...hehe!

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
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Posted: Nov 2, 2008 2:51 PM Go to message in response to: aim2173

Amy thats a great idea. You could also set up your programs if youre doing them - like a Cast List for a film. Starring Amy x as The Bride. Johny X as The Groom. etc etc... List all the wedding party as THE CAST. Ive seen some creative programs using movies as the backdrop before. WHich movie titles are you using for each table, have you decided yet? Is it going to be your favorite movies or just romantic movies etc? Just curious. I like that idea and would have done it myself if we didnt have a Christmas Wedding.

Just got back from Religilous. I loved it. Very thought provoking and how he feels about religion "I subscribe to the Bible of I DONT KNOW" is exactly how I feel too. That movie was both hilarious and also rather frightening the stuff that some people believe and base their whole lives on. Scary. And I liked how it used a bunch of diff religions as examples instead of just one.

Anyone seen W? I think we will see that one next week.


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