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Offline PaulinNJ

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Mindless movies
« on: January 19, 2008, 01:52:36 PM »
When you're blue, what's your favorite movie to just 'veg' out to and distract yourself?
To name a few of mine:
1) The Brady Bunch Movie
2) Priscilla, Queen of The Desert
3) To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar

And so much more but you're all up!

Paul
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To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 03:17:51 PM »
One of my absolute favorites is "The Birdcage."  I don't think it's a mindless movie, but it is one that can lift my spirits.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 03:26:05 PM »
There was a Chinese take-out place on Broadway and Falcon in Long Beach.  I was across the street from the Falcon Bar.  I spent many mornings, afternoons and evenings with my friends at the Falcon.  The Chinese take-ouy place was called Wong's.  When they closed their doors one year, we left a sign on the window...

TO WONGS FOOD, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING- Julie Newmar

Have the best day  ;D
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2008, 03:36:28 PM »
1. The Day the Earth Stood Still
2. The Birds
3. Dune
4. Nat'l Lampoons Vacation (I miss John Candy & always wanted to go to Wally World!)
5. Any porn w/ Jeromy in it!!!!!

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008, 05:10:00 PM »
1.  Pee Wee's Big Adventure
2.  Superbad
3.  South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
4.  Any Harry Potter movie
5.  Back to the Future
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008, 07:02:30 PM »
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One of my absolute favorites is "The Birdcage." 

I loved that movie..I have watched it several times and it still makes me laugh.

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Offline ademas

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2008, 07:48:46 PM »
The Producers
Muriel's Wedding
Love Actually
Shall We Dance (the Japanese version w/subtitles)

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 08:21:09 PM »
Any star wars.


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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2008, 08:42:56 PM »
1.  Breakfast Club
2. Young Frankenstien ("Werewolf, there wolf, why are we talking like this, I don't know, I thought you wanted to"
3. Something About Mary  (Franks and Beans, Franks and beans!)
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2008, 09:59:07 PM »
When you get past some of the logistics in the 1995 L.A. crime film w/ Robert DeNiro, Val Kilmer and Al Pacino I like the film Heat.

The opening scene is not believable because Robert DeNiro and Val Kilmer are riding on the Blue Line to steal an ambulance from a hospital.  They get off the train and steal the ambulance but... there is no hospital on the Blue Line.  They would have had to change trains for either the Green Line or the Red Line to have open access to a hospital.  Then the first robbery starts, they are approximately two blocks off the Blue Line and the main transit terminal at 7th and Flower.

I went to see The Craft with S. Jason Black shortly after his book Urban Voo Doo, a Beginners Guide to Afro Carribean Majic was released.  In this film 4 high school girls begin practicing majik.  One lives in Long Beach, another lives in the Valley while another lives in West L.A. and they all attend the same school and walk everywhere.  In one scene they walk from school to Hollywood and Vine and then to the Long Beach harbor.  In real time, it would take hours to get there by car but they walk? 

In The Lost Boys  Jason Pactric and Kiefer Southerland are racing their bikes South from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the come upon the caverns where the vampires live.  In real life, you can cross the train tressel and end up at the 3rd Street Beach but, the caverns are actually a few miles to the North and underneath University of California, Santa Cruz.  At the time this film was made, vampires were not actually living in Santa Cruz which was famous in the day for having the most Witches in California.   However comma that's Hollywood.  Have the best day
Michael
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 02:06:43 AM »
michael...

talk about faux pas... what about The Graduate?  Near the end Dustin HOffman is riding his motorcycle back across the Bay BRidge to Berkley.  They show him on the upper lever heading north.  Only the upper level heads S. into San Francisco. The lower level is one way north, only how could you film him?  You wouldn't be able to see him.

Now, when it comes to feel good films, a couple of my favorite are China Town and Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino robbing a bank for his boyfriend.

time for bed....robert

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 02:23:34 AM »
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When you get past some of the logistics

I like things like that in movies.  Like in Jackie Chan's "Rumble in the Bronx" for example.  It's shot in Chinatown in Vancouver, with the Northshore mountains looming in the background!  Wrong country, wrong topography and not a black person in sight but entertainment nonetheless... 
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 08:27:19 AM »
I got some "extras" work on a Jim Carrey/ Lauren Hutton film called Once Bitten.  There was no movie in the history of film, that was dumber than this, but the pay was good and I can't find myself in it. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Have the best day
Michael

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008, 08:37:21 AM »
michael...

talk about faux pas... what about The Graduate?  Near the end Dustin HOffman is riding his motorcycle back across the Bay BRidge to Berkley.  They show him on the upper lever heading north.  Only the upper level heads S. into San Francisco. The lower level is one way north, only how could you film him?  You wouldn't be able to see him.

Now, when it comes to feel good films, a couple of my favorite are China Town and Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino robbing a bank for his boyfriend.

time for bed....robert



I was wondering why they were building a new Bay Bridge.  In the remake Dustin Hoffman's grandson will have to ride the motorcycle to berserkly.  Have the best day
Michael

Do you remember the Mercury Cougar commercial where the cat rips a cover off the new car?  That cat belonged to a couple named Ed and Pat, it continued to rip out the car interior in one take.
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 11:19:33 AM »
when it comes to feel good films, a couple of my favorite are China Town and Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino robbing a bank for his boyfriend.

I love Dog Day Afternoon!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008, 01:42:06 PM »
OK, here ya go:

1. Eurotrip
2. Caddyshack
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Superstar

Cheers,

Henry
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Offline PaulinNJ

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 03:44:14 PM »
OK, what about CRUISING - or is that too close to home and scary???
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2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008, 07:47:48 PM »
Hey Paul,

I only saw Crusing once and it was too disturbing but... If you look closely at he desert trails in Henry's favorite Blazing Saddles (before the limo picks them up) you can find tire tracks on the trails.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Have the best day
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 03:52:24 PM »

Here are a couple I can watch and "Veg Out" to.

1. Dirty Dancing (oh Lover Boy!  Come Here Lover Boy ! )
2. Pretty Woman
3. Finding Nemo (childish I know but it makes me laugh)
4. Any ole Musical (FAVS... Pal Joey, The King and I, etc )
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2008, 10:23:43 PM »
Another mindless movie I enjoy is St. Elmo's Fire.  In one scene the Mare Winningham's character gets a new Chrysler LeBaron convertible (if she get engaged and... she gets the car).  Soon her character is in a cafe with the father character who asks... "Did you get your car fixed?"

I wondered why a new car would need to be fixed.  Last year, I bought a used Chrysler LeBaron convertible and found out why the car would need to be fixed.  It was a Chrysler LeBaron convertible.  ;D Have the best day
Michael

Offline PaulinNJ

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2008, 03:43:14 PM »
The fart scene in Blazing Saddles alwyas gets me laughing. Also, there are sone of John Water's OLD movies (before Crybaby and Hairspray) i.e. Desperate Living, Polyester, Female Trouble etc that are SO gross, they make you forget anything that might be going on in reality for at least two hours...warning: you MUST have a twisted sense of humor and a stron stomach if you decide to watch any of these!

I love when you catch things (like the tire tracks in Blazing Saddles) that are obvious flubs in movies. Almost every movie has one...in fact, there must be a site or book out there covering the topic!
Paul
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To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2008, 04:12:27 PM »
Too bad the site is only in french but it does not take much effort to navigate and enjoy the mistakes they dug up... (click on "les erreurs" to get the list of films)

http://www.cinefix.com/

Pat
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 04:27:36 PM »
For me, if I am BLUE, as was the thread originally, I cannot watch anything but comedy.

Anything by Bette Midler will do it.  RUTHLESS PEOPLE  comes to mind.

Al Pacino would put me over the edge.


edited for spelling ( as usual)
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 04:52:07 PM »
Oh man! who knows how many times I have watched Dirty Dancing and Red Dawn?
It boggles the mind. LOL

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2008, 05:40:50 PM »
The Birds-

The house and the school used in The Birds are not actually in Bodega Bay, they are both located a couple of miles inland in the town of Bodega.  The school was really a church and is now a museum (and gift shop).  There is a bar next to the museum where lunch and dinner are served.  Everyone in town calls the owner Mom, she owned it then and she owns it now.  The cast and crew ate all their meals at her place during filming because there was no other place to go back then.  Mom, makes the best burger I have ever had.

There was an alternate ending to The Birds which was not used because of the cost.  As the family escapes Bodega Bay, they head to San Francisco, reach the Golden Gate Bridge and the Birds are waiting on the bridge.

Caddyshack-

I think of this film every time I see a Baby Ruth candy bar in the display of any market  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Have the best day
Michael

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2008, 06:43:02 PM »
Groundhog Day has always been a favorite. Partly because I used to live less than thirty miles away from Punxatawney for a number of years, partly because it helped me get through a rough time while living in SF and partly for it's strong Buddhist flavor.

Little Miss Sunshine is pretty high up the list now as well!  :)
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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2008, 09:37:32 PM »
Scarface is another favorite of mine.  Just about anything with Al Pacino in it, although I don't think of all his movies as necessarily "mindless." 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2008, 01:05:38 PM »
SCARFACE??? I find that an odd choice for a mindless movie when you got a case of the funky blues, but to each his own, eh?

Sci-fi anyone?

Paul
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2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2008, 01:42:29 PM »
Sci fi?
Oh big time!
Jean Luc Picard is one of our most familiar characters....
ALL the " Star Treck " movies
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2008, 01:45:56 PM »
"Make it so!"
Gotta love it!
Paul
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"Ain't I a stinker?" -- Bugs Bunny
From 120 t's, shingles and high VL in 2001
To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2008, 05:24:21 PM »
SCARFACE??? I find that an odd choice for a mindless movie when you got a case of the funky blues, but to each his own, eh?

Well, not when it first came out, but I've seen it so many times that I can pretty much laugh through the whole Tony Montana thing.
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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2008, 10:36:16 PM »
OK, OK (said in a Joe Pesci/My Cousin Vinny voice)...

I am from NJ, I am Italian (well, half - the rest is German and Black Irish) and I have never seen SCARFACE or any of the GODFATHER movies, nor do I know any of the Sopranos.

OMG, what's wrong with the world???

LMAO!

Paul
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From 120 t's, shingles and high VL in 2001
To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2008, 10:39:54 PM »
Wow, Godfather II is on A&E right now.  You're missing a good movie. ;)  BTW, I love Joe Pesci.  He's a really good actor and very amusing.

Edited to add: I'm trying to remember the movie he was in with Robert DeNiro where they played thugs and Pesci was going to be "made" but then got killed.  I can't remember the name of it and it's driving me crazy!
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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2008, 10:40:35 PM »
Oh, yeah! Does anyone remember the club Whoopi Golberg went 'across' the street to in SISTER ACT? Supposedly, the church was in SF but that club was in LA - I lived a block away and used to do my laundry at that laundromat next to the club. On Sunday nights, it became a co-sexual S&M/leather/fetish bar called Club F*ck. The interior scenes in the movie are actually done inside the bar as well. Just thought ya outta know...
Laugh often - the alternative ain't worth it!
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From 120 t's, shingles and high VL in 2001
To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2008, 10:42:30 PM »
I hereby PROMISE to have a movie marathon one day and watch all these movies Betty! That's a promise! I'll keep you in mind when I see the horse's head! LOL
Signing off for now...Paul
Laugh often - the alternative ain't worth it!
"Ain't I a stinker?" -- Bugs Bunny
From 120 t's, shingles and high VL in 2001
To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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Re: Mindless movies
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2008, 10:43:28 PM »
GOODFELLAS!
G'nite!
Paul
Laugh often - the alternative ain't worth it!
"Ain't I a stinker?" -- Bugs Bunny
From 120 t's, shingles and high VL in 2001
To 1200+ t's and undetectable in 2007.
2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2008, 10:44:50 PM »
GOODFELLAS!
G'nite!
Paul

Yes!  That's it!  Thanks Paul, I would have been thinking about this all night and been unable to sleep well. ;)
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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2008, 12:06:14 AM »
There was a dirt parking lot on First and Elm in Long Beach and if anyone who had not paid the monthly rate for parking tried to use that lot, there was always someone yelling "move your car".  On day, a Union 76 gas station was suddenly being built and I wondered wehy because, there was a Union 76 station on Ocean Drive, just two blocks away. Strange indeed unless we have seen Lethal Weapon IV.  That station was built for a 1 time pyrotechnics explosion-  If it failed, the movie was to be scrapped.

One of my friends was a landscape designer in Orange County and did not notice all the new palm trees on First Street were made of plastic.

Remember the round building where the blond girl was tossed over the balcony in Lethal Weapon?  That too  is on Ocean Drive in Long Beach.  Dr. Fred, who owned the company I worked for lived in that building, about 3 floors below.  We were having a loud party for the event.

Remember the scene in Pearl Harbor where they leave the party in New York to take a police boat to a ship?  That ship is the Queen Mary and has a permanent cement foundation in Long Beach.  The little islands with the red and green lights are oil wells in the Long Beach harbor.  Have the best day
Michael

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« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2008, 02:59:42 PM »
Well. well, well, Michael! I used to live in LA and am still amazed at movies (new and old) where I have to pause the movie and think about where that scene was shot. In the Michael Douglas movie FALLING DOWN, the store where he aquires ammo from the Nazi freak owner was right around the corner from me - acroos the street from Club F*ck and the laundromat on Sunset Blvd in SISTER ACT which I mention in a prior post.

And I hope you slept well Betty!!!

Paul
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2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2008, 03:22:35 PM »
My favorite mindless movies are the crap slasher films series, mainly the Friday the 13ths.

Also love Rock & Roll Highschool with the Ramones...and most zombie flicks.



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« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2008, 03:28:50 PM »
Now that's mindless. Iggy. As long as it isn't realistic...love the fake slasher movies. Have you seen SERIAL MOM?
Laugh often - the alternative ain't worth it!
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2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2008, 11:07:11 PM »
And I hope you slept well Betty!!!

Paul

Paul, I watched the rest of Godfather II and then read for awhile.  I didn't go to sleep until well after midnight and didn't get up until quarter to 10 this morning.  Zzzzzzzzzzz ;D
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2008, 01:20:37 PM »
Betty, Betty, Betty...don't you know we must be in bed by 10 PM? LOL
I've needed some sleepy nights myself lately and actually had THREE ten hour nights this past weekend. Now I am raring to go! We did watch the end of a mindless movie on TNT last night...but we're going to Madison Square Garden to see Kathy Griffin tomorrow night. YAY!
Paul
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2010 remain undedect. and 1000 CD4.

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« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2008, 07:50:00 PM »
I have spent more than my fair share of time in this nameless small town in Northern California.  I used to spend a lot of nights in the bar at the lodge and knew almost everyone.  There was once a film being made in that town, Robin Wright had the starring role.  She had a 6 page spread in Vogue at the time.  Rae Dawn Chong was the Producer and on many nights after shooting the cast and crew would meet in the bar at the lodge for adult beverages.  The town got used to having celebrity in their midst because Robin Wright was there every day but... When Rae Dawn Chong showed up, the bar was so excited to have the daughter of Cheech and Chong as a guest.  No one got it so I had t tell them... Rae Dawn Chong was Tommy Chongs daughter and... Cheech Marin was the comedy partner of Tommy Chong, not one of the parents.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Have the best day
Michael  ;D

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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2008, 08:10:33 PM »
deja vu

I was watching some of Commando the other day with Rae Dawn Chong and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
When asked by my boyfriend what I was watching I replied and gave the characters names.
I had to explain who Rae Dawn Chong was to him. It took him a couple of times of me explaining for him to grasp that she was Tommy Chong's daughter. LOL maybe he had some pain pills in him. I dont know.

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« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2008, 12:34:20 AM »
deja vu

I was watching some of Commando the other day with Rae Dawn Chong and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
When asked by my boyfriend what I was watching I replied and gave the characters names.
I had to explain who Rae Dawn Chong was to him. It took him a couple of times of me explaining for him to grasp that she was Tommy Chong's daughter. LOL maybe he had some pain pills in him. I dont know.

And they made HIM the Govenor, I jus don't get it  ;D Have the best day
Michael

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« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2008, 08:14:07 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2008, 01:11:29 PM »
OK! Who has seen FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC?  see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093036/
with  Louise Fletcher ...  Grandmother - Olivia Foxworth

        Victoria Tennant ...  Mother - Corrine Dollanganger

        Kristy Swanson ...  Cathy Dollanganger

It's a 'fun' movie with an edge to it.

Off to see Kathy Griffin at Madison Square Garden tonight!!! YAY! It's a Christmas present to us (John and me) and with all going on, we almost forgot till the other day that we had the tickets. I'll post tomorrow about her show - and "My Life On The D List" starts sometime this summer (June?).


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« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2008, 01:17:55 PM »
deja vu

I had to explain who Rae Dawn Chong was to him. It took him a couple of times of me explaining for him to grasp that she was Tommy Chong's daughter. LOL maybe he had some pain pills in him. I dont know.

Winaroo - perhaps instead of pain pills did he get out of a suspiciously smoky car??? LOL

And Randy- Rosemary's Baby? What a hoot? I always picture that creepy woman carrying THE baby from room to room taking care not to drop the Anti-Christ!
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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2008, 04:14:16 PM »
Winaroo - perhaps instead of pain pills did he get out of a suspiciously smoky car??? LOL

And Randy- Rosemary's Baby? What a hoot? I always picture that creepy woman carrying THE baby from room to room taking care not to drop the Anti-Christ!

LOL possibly!

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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2008, 04:15:29 PM »
OK! Who has seen FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC?  see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093036/
with  Louise Fletcher ...  Grandmother - Olivia Foxworth

        Victoria Tennant ...  Mother - Corrine Dollanganger

        Kristy Swanson ...  Cathy Dollanganger

It's a 'fun' movie with an edge to it.

Off to see Kathy Griffin at Madison Square Garden tonight!!! YAY! It's a Christmas present to us (John and me) and with all going on, we almost forgot till the other day that we had the tickets. I'll post tomorrow about her show - and "My Life On The D List" starts sometime this summer (June?).




I've seen Flowers in the attic at least a dozen if not more times.

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« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2008, 09:19:58 PM »
Has anyone seen The Attack of the Killer Tomatos?  It was George Clooney's first film.   I used to rent it and the Toxic Zoombie for slow rainy days.   ;D Have the best day
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« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2008, 10:31:23 PM »
Truly mindless movies that I can put on, not really pay attention to, but still enjoy them: Rush Hour (any of the 3), the movies with Danny Glover and Mel Gibson (any of them, too), and any Die Hard movie.  Now, if I'm in desperate need of a good cry and pity party, I watch "Evita" followed immediately by "Braveheart", which, in my never-humble opionion, is the best movie ever made.

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« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2008, 07:50:42 AM »
The Matrix trilogy. i dont really understand them but i love the action

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« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2008, 08:37:29 AM »
My Favorite mindless movie of all time STILL has to be Airplane!

I can probably recite half the dialogue, but it never fails to crack me up.  You can't help but laugh at Leslie Nielsen, y'know?

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« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2008, 12:09:33 PM »
They're all fun...I didn't know George was in ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES!!!

And Imjustagirl..."Timmy, have you ever been in a men's locker room before?"
                       "That's all right stewardess. I speak jive."

For pure tear jerkers (when I want to let it all hang out how about PAY IT FORWARD or STEEL MAGNOLIAS?

OH! AND KATHY GRIFFEN WAS WONDERFUL!!!
She was onstage for two hours (my butt was asleep as the WAMU theatre at Madison Square packs 'em in!) and covered everything from Britney, to Babwa (Walters), Jerry Seinfeld to Steven Spielberg and *GASP*, she 'slept' with Liza (with a 'Z") Minelli when they were doing shows in tandem in Canada. My stomach still hurts! We got home at midnight and for one of those rare times, I was late taking my meds but it was worth it!

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« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2008, 03:50:17 PM »
Hey Paul, I'm glad you had a good time seeing Kathy Griffin.  I've never seen an act of hers. 

Oh, I really didn't like Pay it Forward, but Steel Magnolias was pretty good.  I can't think of any movie that makes me cry right now.  I think I'm becoming jaded.
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« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2008, 05:45:57 PM »
I know we're off the subject of mindless movies now, but you have to try and watch My Life On The D List with Kathy. Season 4 starts this summer (June?) and there will be footage of her NYC concert in her show unless they make a special out of it. NO ONE is safe from her!

Yeah, I think those two movies are the only two that make me bawl...and I'm a big, hairy, rough and tough guy (or I look like one!)...I've gotten jaded a bit myself but every now and then when I know I will be alone and a good bawl will do me good, out come PAY IT FORWARD or STEEL MAGNOLIAS!

And get to bed soon!!! LOL

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« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2008, 06:19:11 PM »
Paul, on what station will My Life on..... be on?  HBO?  I have HBO, for reasons of watching The Wire, and if that will be on in June, that will give me a reason to keep it when The Wire is done.  Of course, Bill Maher is worth the cost of HBO.
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« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2008, 11:53:33 PM »
Betty;

It's on Bravo (hope you get it) and per her site http://kathygriffin.net/index.php it's coming back for ten episodes (the first three seasons were six) this summer, probably in June. She's irreverent and a reformed Catholic...be forewarned!!! LOL

Uhm...it's almost midnight - I really should be in bed! <EG>

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Paul
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« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2008, 03:25:43 AM »
OOOHHHH Kathy Griffen is my hero! I saw her in DC back in 2006. I almost pee'd myself in the theater I was laughing so hard. I have several of her specials on my IPOD to listen in the car while driving.

Movies I love to watch over and over...

1. Anything by Tim Burton, especially his new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sleepy Hollow
2. The old Disney movies...1994 and back (The Jungle Book, Snow White, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) ...this new crap is just crap. Plus since I worked there  I can sign any Disney autograph you want. And I just found the picture I took of me dressed in the trumpeter costume (sans the chucky doll head) doing Alice in Wonderland up the butt:) )
3. Its been said before but..Blazing Saddles always should be around...Howard Johnson would say so
4. Cannonball Run is a real favorite
5. I watched The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas the other day...so good to see a classic
6. DOGMA...love that movie and any of Kevin Smith's films...watched Clerks II again tonight...ahh Kinky Kelly and Stud...only a great movie would have them in it
7. The Abyss....what a wicked cool fun movie
8. The Life Aquatic .... clever, funny, entertaining, and for you straight guys, a college girl running topless
9. Both of the Adams Family movies....Raul Julia was awesome and when Wednesday burns the camp to the ground...well you can't help but be in love.
10.The Muppet Movie and the Muppets Take Manhattan...classics :)

Will think of more later!

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« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2008, 11:14:04 AM »
Welcome to the mindless movie forum sacinsc!

Yep..you caught me! When I left Madison Square the other night, I didn't realize it till I looked won and suddenly felt cold in my crotch. I was all wet. Kidding!

Great movies you list! Some I've never heard of so I will have to check them out!

Another cat lover...great! We have two roange tabbies (Pooh and Piglet - and some idiots comment that Piglet is NOT a name for a cat but it fits him! He was the runt!).

I'll add HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART 1, SPACEBALLS, and WAR OF THE WORDS (2005?) to the mix!

Betty, did you get any sleep last night???

Hugs,
Paul
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« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2008, 02:54:45 PM »
Betty, did you get any sleep last night???

Hugs,
Paul

Paul, I went to bed around midnight, got up at 6:30 this morning and took a couple hours nap at 9:30.  I need to get back into some kind of routine.  I just can't sleep at night.
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« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2008, 03:20:01 PM »
When you're blue, what's your favorite movie to just 'veg' out to and distract yourself?
To name a few of mine:
1) The Brady Bunch Movie
2) Priscilla, Queen of The Desert
3) To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar

And so much more but you're all up!

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These are my two favorite vegout/mindless movies:
1) Animal House
2) Dazed and Confused
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« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2008, 03:54:14 PM »
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« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2008, 04:41:05 PM »
I pulled The Little Shop of Horrors out of the archive box the other day and mentioned it in Mark's thread on The Bucket List.  Jack Nicholson had a scene w/ two line in Little Shop, I believe it may have been his first movie.  ;D Have the best day
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« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2008, 09:54:40 PM »
Oh, some I know and others I don't poz1970! I have to scan the DVD bins soon! LOL

And LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS...Jack was in that? Now I have to find it!

G'nite all and get to sleep Betty *wink*.
Hugs,
Paul
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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2008, 03:59:21 AM »
Yeah Paul,

Jack Nicholson is the last actor listed in the credits.  He had two lines as the mortician at the dentist office after Sidney killed the dentist. Have the best day
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« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2008, 01:57:33 PM »
Steve Martin as the dentist was great. My dentist was like that when I was a kid. No, really.
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« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2008, 02:11:29 PM »
Okay, this might not be considered a 'movie' because it was a TV series, but as it is out on DVD, I would say all the Sex in the City episodes.

And if they have to be mindless, than just about any comedy.
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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2008, 02:15:27 PM »
Oh, some I know and others I don't poz1970! I have to scan the DVD bins soon! LOL

And LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS...Jack was in that? Now I have to find it!

G'nite all and get to sleep Betty *wink*.
Hugs,
Paul

Ha....funny you should mention that one.  I just rewatched the musical version the other night.  That one might go on my list of good mindless movies. 

Galaxy Quest is another.  Also like Back To School (old Rodney Dangerfield with Sam Kineson in it and a young Robert Downey Jr.)

Oh- and personally, I love to beg out to "Clue" with Tim Curry.  And "Waiting for Guffman" is a scream.
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2008, 02:27:51 PM »
Mindless movies huh? I must admit I do own Scarface, To Wong Foo, Godfather Part 1 and 2, The Craft, and Goodfellas. I consider Godfather and Goodfellas to be gangster classics along with King of New York. What is wrong with you people? I was a loyal follower of the Sopranos and like millions was pissed off with the last episode. I feel I wasted over 8 years of my life for a fucked up ending. I would like to kill the creator, David Chase myself. Scarface is considered a classic in my hood and wished there was a way they could've made a Part 2 but everybody got killed.

I will admit The Craft was kind of mindless and I own the boy version too or in other words, The Covenant. I guess I am a sucker for movies with a Wiccan theme. I have watched Charmed reruns I don't know how many times. And I still say it was one of the closest things to following the Wiccan path yet minus the demons and such. I didn't care for the ending to it though.

A mindless movie to me and I own it is Half Baked with Dave Chappelle. But how can you be a weedhead and not own it. Another mindless movie to me was CB4 with Chris Rock and Pootie Tang.
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