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Old 03-07-2017, 02:41 PM   #21
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Eddie Murphy's best movies from the 80's like Trading Places, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2, and 48 hours are all required viewing. As well as The Nutty Professor.

Coming to America might very well be the best comedy of all time.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:44 PM   #22
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Pretty much all of the above: look through an actor/director's filmography on IMDB, recommendations from friends/family, etc.



I was worried you were gonna say you didn't like it.
Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta for the MOTHERFVCKING WIN.
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I'd read those books.
Tell me how do you 'read' a picture book? I would like to learn how to read pictures.
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I discover old films by watching them on tv channels or looking up different genres via the Internet.
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Tell me how do you 'read' a picture book? I would like to learn how to read pictures.
Some picture books have words in addition to images.
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I was just giving CKD a hard time. Its a part of our e-friendship.

I am curious about the favorite classics of 'dromers thanks to this thread and Robert Osborne passing away.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:18 PM   #27
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Tell me how do you 'read' a picture book? I would like to learn how to read pictures.
I dunno... same way guys read certain magazines "for the articles."
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:23 PM   #28
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Movies were generally much better prior to the 2000's. There have been some great movies in the last 16 years, but everything is better prior.

This is not even counting classic movies from the 30's-50's. There were also a lot of gems in the 60's and 70's too. Even before the more modern 80's and 90's films.

The young kids of today just don't know what they're missing. It's kind of ironic all the actors prior to the 2000's are unknown to today's young kids.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:33 PM   #29
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Movies were generally much better prior to the 2000's. There have been some great movies in the last 16 years, but everything is better prior.

This is not even counting classic movies from the 30's-50's. There were also a lot of gems in the 60's and 70's too. Even before the more modern 80's and 90's films.

The young kids of today just don't know what they're missing. It's kind of ironic all the actors prior to the 2000's are unknown to today's young kids.
That's funny; I feel the exact opposite.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:48 PM   #30
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I know a ton. Off the top of my head: State of Grace, Family Enforcer/The Death Collector, A Bronx Tale, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Wannabes (featuring Raymond Serra from TMNT) are all musts. I'll check off the rest from my collection when I get home.

There's also Men of Respect, which isn't that good but is an adaption of Macbeth. So it's interesting if you like Shakespeare.

There's a fun one I like called Innocent Blood- vampire Mob goons- it's hilarious in a twisted way, and a pretty good flick!


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I dunno... same way guys read certain magazines "for the articles."
I lol'ed! Aren't you forgetting comics too?
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I dunno... same way guys read certain magazines "for the articles."
Playboy(at least my country's edition) actually has some interesting interviews, at least the few issues I've read... at the doctor's waiting room.
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That's funny; I feel the exact opposite.
Really? The 2000's is when movie companies started "playing it safe" and also started running out of ideas, that's why there are now so many remakes or sequels/prequels to old classic movies. Outside of the huge explosion of comic book movies (which are based on already established franchises), there haven't been many breakout new movies in the 2000's.

Think of all the biggest movies of the last 16 years, the bulk of them are either comic book movies, sequels or remakes of old movies, or based on popular books like Harry Potter, etc.
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I don't watch as many movies and let alone tv shows as most people do, but it seems nowadays there's an overwhelming amount of Marvel and DC live action films, and those films don't appeal me at all. I've never seen so many people claiming to be fans of superheroes outside the big ones(Superman, Batman, Spider-Man) like I do nowadays. It's like Thor stopped being the mythological norse God for people and the first one that people think of is an American superhero who happens to bear the same name as said God.

FWIW, many people nowadays from my observation claim that tv shows are generally better than movies. Maybe it's because shows like Game of Thrones have very high budgets in comparison to shows made 20 years ago?
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:16 PM   #34
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Besides those, most movies these days are remakes or sequels to old movies. Terminator, Aliens, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Indianna Jones 4, Rambo 4, two new Rocky movies, the 2001 Planet of the Apes movie, the Star Wars prequels, all got remakes/sequels in the 2000's to classic movies. Most of these have been lackluster outside the Rocky Films, Rambo and Mad Max Fury Road.

There's been some new Mission Impossible movies too, those have been mostly good.
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Besides those, most movies these days are remakes or sequels to old movies. Terminator, Aliens, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Indianna Jones 4, Rambo 4, two new Rocky movies, the 2001 Planet of the Apes movie, the Star Wars prequels, all got remakes/sequels in the 2000's to classic movies. Most of these have been lackluster outside the Rocky Films, Rambo and Mad Max Fury Road.

There's been some new Mission Impossible movies too, those have been mostly good.
To this day I have only seen the first ever Terminator movie. Same goes for Rocky.
I watched the original Planet of the Apes movie when I was a kid... then again there's lots of remakes/versions of that movie aren't there? I can think of at least a couple.

Star Wars... the Phantom Menace left a bad teste in my mouth and Attack of the Clones was boring as hell. My family rented that movie... first time ever we didn't finish a movie we rented.
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Watch all the classic versions of the movies. The modern ones are never as good, the only exceptions being the Planet of the Apes films, the Rocky films, Mad Max Fury Road, and maybe Terminator 3.
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Watch all the classic versions of the movies. The modern ones are never as good, the only exceptions being the Planet of the Apes films, the Rocky films, Mad Max Fury Road, and maybe Terminator 3.
Dude I watched the original SW trilogy several times when I was a kid. But have no interest in re-watching those movies nowadays. They're OK for what they are but meh.
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Really? The 2000's is when movie companies started "playing it safe" and also started running out of ideas, that's why there are now so many remakes or sequels/prequels to old classic movies. Outside of the huge explosion of comic book movies (which are based on already established franchises), there haven't been many breakout new movies in the 2000's.
Sequels have always been a thing. Superhero movies were also a thing a while back (albeit not quite as prevalent as today). There's

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Think of all the biggest movies of the last 16 years, the bulk of them are either comic book movies, sequels or remakes of old movies, or based on popular books like Harry Potter, etc.
That doesn't describe the bulk of Pixar's work (for example Inside Out) or Zootopia; both were really big, original ideas and made within the last 16 years.
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Dude I watched the original SW trilogy several times when I was a kid. But have no interest in re-watching those movies nowadays. They're OK for what they are but meh.
The original Star Wars films are the most rewatchable films in existence besides Back to the Future, etc. People rewatch those films hundreds of times. They never get old.
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The original Star Wars films are the most rewatchable films in existence besides Back to the Future, etc. People rewatch those films hundreds of times. They never get old.
Good for them but I'm not "people". I'm just an individual. And not every single individual on Earth feels the same way regarding a particular movie franchise.
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