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I really like the Da Vinci code movie, but unlike you I did not read the book. Your sentiments about the book and the movie were repeated by others I know. So, I guess it is a great movie unless you have read the book.
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Too right, Granny.  That wasn't her best look. 

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Actually of the ones I reccomended, the one least likely to have been seen already and most deserving would be Amalie. It is perfect holiday viewing while being themed at all about Xmas, it is the kind of funny, sweet  and sentimental movies that go so well....

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I mentioned Amalie as a really great film for holidays bu let me mention some that are ati-thetical to holiday watching, unrelated again to Xmas. Movies by David Lynch are simply amazing mind trips. I bet Granny is the only one who can figure them out and I suspect if Granny made movies they might be like this. (see even I can compliment)
Lost Highway, Mullholland drive, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, the list goes on....you want to talk dark strange but very intelligent movies....look at a list of his movies...If  any one can fully explain the first two to me, I am all ears.
These movies follow story lines that seem to come from an extended and bizarre dream. He has a really big following among the more intelligent movie crowd who see his films over and over.

In a differrent vein, movies by David Mamet are intense, well acted and draw you deeply into the plot. They can be a little dark but they are nothing compared to David Lynch.


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I loved the book....and a book that once you get started you do not want to put down.  

 

I agree. I started reading the book back in 2002. It was an interesting mystery novel. I never got to the religious aspect of it. Unfortunaly I never got to finish it because I was discharged a few days later. I never got to pick up the book again. I wasn't interested anymore.


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Thanks Granny, just added Millions to the queue....BTW, I am way behind myself in watching. Just another reason to make it count when I do.

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Years ago I was into CRACKED which I always considered a MindAD knock off. I wonder if they had a CRACKED special on King Kong?


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Russell,

 

Great memory -- I loved CRACKED and had forgotten all about it until you mentioned it!

 

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Many moons ago, as I was entering my local candy store, a kid came out muttering, "Man, what am

I going to do now? The book report is due tomorrow!!   It didn't take much to figure out what had happened: the store didn't have a copy

of the Classics Illustrated that he needed.

 

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One of my favorite movies is the light comedy "The Freshman", with Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, and Marlon Brando.  If you have not seen it, I predict that you will enjoy it.

 

  Another one of my favorites is "Smoke", with William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Forest Whitaker, and Stockard Channing.  It is hard to describe, a quiet movie about intertwined lives in NYC.  Like a filmed play, in which the dialogue is everything.  The only negative is William Hurt's bad NY accent.

 

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  Another little thing.  I love the credits at the end of "Smoke" because of Tom Waits singing "Innocent When You Dream"  in the background.  After I first saw the movie, I ordered a Tom Waits CD, just for that song.

 

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ROAD TO PERDITION

BODY HEAT

ANATOMY OF A MURDER

DIAL "M" FOR MURDER

MILLIONS (there was a thread on this awhile ago)

MOONSTRUCK

THE ICE STORM

IL POSTINO

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

LOST IN TRANSLATION

THE PIANO

MAD HOT BALLROOM

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

TALK TO HER






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Andrea,
Moon Struck is a great movie. I think of it everytime I go either to SoHo or to the Met. What I haven't seen on your list I added to my queue.

Now, hoping not to make too many enemies....there is the genre of Chick flick and guy flick....movies so connected to the androgens of each and lacking redeeming value outside of one gender.
Guy flicks include any movie in which violence against a cardboard target or super potent over busted females combat against stupid and simple targets.
Chick flicks are movies which make no sense except to a female who instinctively cries over a plot that makes no sense and a female they identify who does eveything possible to be a victim. "Sense and Sensibilities" comes to mind here.
I refuse to rate either of these genres or see them....if I can avoid them.
Hopefully I haven't stepped headlong into too much controversy.

Mind you it is possible to have a movie describable as a guy flick that has depth. I think of  Saving Private Ryan and The Good, the Bad and The Ugly as two very differrent examples.
Many of the movies I have previously reccomended are movies of feelings and depth which does not limit them to being otherwise empty chickflicks.

Netflix thanks each and everyone of you for your suggestions which make my membership extend....


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Here is a classic comedy: Born Yesterday with Broderick Crawford, William Holden, and what's her name?

I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and saw that Barbarella was in the bin. Didn't buy it. I did buy the Lassie series, though.

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I just got in SOUPY SALES Vols 1-3.....now that brings back MC memories!

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