Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Aha! I've got it!

Hey, people. Recommend me some movies. I just signed up on Netflix and am too overwhelmed to choose anything.


At 8:58 PM, Blogger Ed Cunard said...

Well, Skippy, what do you like? And how broad is the selection there?

Some random titles that I dig on:

Basquiat (pretentious artsy-fartsy film about dead painter)
Blood In, Blood Out (it's a street/prison gang movie, but it's got more in it than just that)
Guys and Dolls (shut it, Rice)
Harold and Maude
The Last Days of Disco (more pretentious talking heads shit)
Kicking and Screaming (more pretentious talking heads shit - notice a pattern?)

I'll think of some more.

At 9:04 PM, Blogger Joe Rice said...

My favorite movie is The Thin Red Line. I'm usually blown away by Terrence Malick movies, Wong Kar Wai, Takeshi Kitano, Kubrick . . .

I like a lot of chop socky stuff, a lot of slower beautiful stuff, silly humor, good noir . . .my tastes are pretty much all over.

At 11:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

napoleon dynamite is right up yo alley

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Joe Rice said...

Yeah, I saw Napoleon in the theater. It's amazing.

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the problem, isn't it? That you would have seen anything that I'm likely to recommend. After all, to whom do _I_ turn for movie recommendations?

I'm going with a theme: "Pretend you can still smoke in the theater." Heady thought, that.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (best animated ever)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre ("steenking badges!")
Gunga Din (add alcohol, makes it a whole lot better)
On the Waterfront (yeah, but have you seen it?)
Marty (NY types are supposed to like Chayefsky)
Maltese Falcon (of course, of course)
Manchurian Candidate (see the old one at least once)

I would have thrown in Viva Zapata! (gotta love Anthony Quinn) also, but Netflix doesn't seem to carry it.

-- Eydie

At 8:44 AM, Blogger Lena said...

Brilliant entry! Now I too have a list of movies to rent!

I'm the moochiest.

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Joe Rice said...

Great suggestions, Eydie. In fact, a lot of those are showing up suggested because of what I have picked.

At 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was slappy pappy (the back door crappy (bubble of trouble (on the double (out of focus like hubble (drip drip ooze (of the tip tip (of the peep peep))))))) who recommended Napoleon Dymamite, Joe

At 7:38 PM, Blogger Joe Rice said...

I figured as much.

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Max Zero said...

My five favourite films of all time are Dawn of the Dead, Withnail and I, O Lucky Man, 2001 and either Unforgiven, The Searchers or The Good, The Bad & the Ugly, depending on what mood I'm in.

They're not the best movies ever made, but they're the ones I like the most.

I saw the fifties 'Thin Red Line' a couple of months ago. Had that guy from 2001 in it. It was a bit rubbish, but still fascinating.

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Joe Rice said...

I owned that old Thin Red Line but never saw it. Then it was burgled out of my old apartment.

Withnail and I and Oh Lucky Man I haven't seen. Hmmmm.

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Eydie posted on your blog. So did I.

But her movie recommendation are right. Except "Marty." I never heard of that one. So it must be the most garbage.

See the original Manchurian Candidate, yes. Love for that movie.

Mr Smith Goes to Washington is still pretty all right.

"Man of the Century" is a sweet, funny comedy that kind of falls apart at the end (it's on purpose, but it doesn't work), but I think is still worth it.

"City of God" is violent, but engrossing. It's a look at another one of those places in the world that's only separated from ours by a few degrees, but to someone born and raised in suburbia, USA, it might as well be another planet. It's kind of long and meanders a little, but it's also a true story.

oh no

At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Dubin. I'm not logging in to this thing. You'll just sned me geeko comic updates or something. Marty is great. Taking of Pelham 123 is gold. Treasure of the Sierra Madre rules. The Third Man too. Thin Red Line blows and we both know it. Here's that film in three words: "War, man. War."

Thank you, and good night.


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