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  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Of course you are right. I can only plead that I thought almost everyone had seen this film. I'll use the spoiler tag in the future.

  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Hope you don't mind me cloaking your post, sk. I realize most folks probably know how it ends anyway, but there have to be a few that don't. And as a reminder to the whole gang, please read this before posting spoilers.

  • Pearls of Wisdom from Joni Mitchell Lyrics   14 years 13 weeks ago

    1. Clouds (Clouds
    2. Same Situation (Court & Spark)
    3. Cactus Tree (I had to look this one up, although I knew the song, I didn't remember the name.) I have it on Miles of Aisles
    4. The Priest (ladies of the Canyon?)
    5. Please tell me, becasue I'm singing it in head!

  • Hottest Actresses   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I just saw American Beauty this weekend ( in the $1.00 Theatre) and do have to agree that Thora Birch is the real beauty. Although, I think that a lot of that was purposeful.

  • Great Opening Lines - A Challenge List - VOLUME TWO   14 years 13 weeks ago

    The scraping sound you hear is me trying to remove # 47's egg from my face. Mars Is Heaven...Ray Bradbury

  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I was thinking of the final scene where Wallace was tortured to death.

  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I've never seen Black Robe; I do recognize the title. I did not make this list because I enjoy these scenes, I just thought it was an interesting subject for a list. In actuality, I am extremely squeamish with violent films. Therefore, I may not be capable of watching Black Robe. Although if there is only one isolated nasty sequence, then I should be able to take it.

  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Braveheart has alot of violence, but it is a war movie, so the violence is expected. I guess the one truly nasty scene is the "nobleman" who is crushed while in bed. The scene is aquick violent scene, but I would not exactly consider it torture. Maybe this is not the scene you were thinking of; its been many 5 years since I've seen Braveheart. The main reason I excluded Braveheart is that it never came to mind.

  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I haven't seen all of these but the most horrific to me was the Marathon Man scene. I was surprised that Braveheart was not on your list.

  • Movies that I have yet to see and must rent this summer (Under Construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Sorry I can't offer anything further to The Res. Dogs controversy. I haven't seen it either. I loved the other Tarantino films, Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown. I have not seen Clerks either. All of the other films on this list I have seen at least twice. My own suggestion is to start with the Godfather Trilogy. The first is one of the best films ever. "Two" is almost as good and has Deniro as a young Vito. Three is a major disappointment, but after the first two you won't be able to resist it. I wasn't.

  • Has anybody seen Gladiator yet? Is it wort   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I've been told (by my brother the Roman history buff) that the end DID really happen. The Emperor Comidus (however you sp. that) really did get into the gladiatorial ring. So complaints about the ending should be directed towards history.
    As to the fight scene my boyfriend (a fan of these things) really admired it. And I admired the movie for Crowe's acting and the simultaneous revulsion and excitement generated by the gladiatorial scenes.

  • Movies that I have yet to see and must rent this summer (Under Construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    DO see Reservoir Dogs!!!! See it at least three times for that matter. It is in no way pointless. The characters in this movie are so well-developed, that you can see a new movie each time you watch it. The first time, I'd watch it for plot. Each successive time, I'd watch it from the POV of one of the many well-developed characters. And then I'd watch it for the sheer delight of the dialogue. This movie is Tarantino's finest. And it's indispensable viewing.

  • Nasty torture scenes that even affect the strong at heart ( under construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Suggestion - The Canadian film "Black Robe" in which a rival tribe does things I don't even want to write about this early.

  • The best of the series...   14 years 13 weeks ago

    The Ewoks are actually not my issue with Return. In fact, I think the two movies are very closely matched, and that Jedi does have some killer sequences. What puts Empire over the top for me, though, is the amount of character development. Empire's the movie where everyone's in transition. Unlike the other two it's not just a straightforward mission, so ends up being less of a straightforward actioner. It's Empire, I think, that really paves the way for the excitement and tension in Return. Cause I can't get too excited about what happens to characters I don't care about. For me, Empire is what makes me really know and love the characters. Also, as in Clerks, the ending on a down-note. How ballsy is that? You don't often see a movie end on a down-note, let alone be so beloved. Sure the down-note lended to excitement for the sequel, but it also gives the series that needed touch of reality.

  • Favorite Songs Whose Titles Contain Names of States   14 years 13 weeks ago

    How about My Home's in Alabama (Alabama) and Georgia on my Mind (Ray Charles?)?

  • Movies I Wish I Hadn't Seen On the Big Screen aka The "All Sales are Final" List   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Is The Seige that movie with Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis? I've almost picked it up on a whim from the video store any number of times . . . I should not, I assume?

    Also, I saw it a loooong time ago on video, but I liked Remo Williams.

    I've seen most of these, but on video. However, I did see The Lost World on opening night. Ugh.

  • Movies I Wish I Hadn't Seen On the Big Screen aka The "All Sales are Final" List   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I have to admit, I enjoyed Men in Tights. The Lost World wasn't memorable enough for me to really have a grasp on whether it was any good, I'm afraid, but I don't recall it being that bad. I haven't seen a brief history of time, and while I would like to see it, I can guess why it wouldn't need the big screen.

  • Movie Quotes Part Two: The Revenge!   14 years 13 weeks ago

    He's perfect for those roles. His voice just adds to his slime factor.

    I looked him up on IMDb. His name's Henry Czerny. I don't think I've seen anything else that he's done. I was a bit surprised by the amount of work that he's done. Probably lots of bit parts.

  • movies i regret seeing   14 years 13 weeks ago

    well, normally i wouldn't qualify a relationship movie as "putrid" but these two were especially disheartening.

    She's All That was just an awful high school flick with no depth of character or meaning whatsoever--not to mention that i despise the premise that the artsy girl is homely (because she--*gasp*--wears glasses!), clumsy, overly emotional, and defensive.

    My problem with the Story of Us is more a kind of resentment. It left me feeling as if I had been through a senseless war--beaten and unrewarded. plus, michelle pfeiffer drives me insane no matter what; i should've known better. one reviewer at imdb says: "Great movies happen when images replace words. "The Story Of Us" was verbal diarrhea."

  • Movies that I have yet to see and must rent this summer (Under Construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Sorry Patman but I think that I feel myself swayed toward Jenhowel's opinion. The movie has always intrigued me, and I would like to view it as soon as I can. If it disappoints me, however, you can always say "I told you so." Thanks for the comments.

  • Since The Listology is so highly cross-referenced   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Okay, this is done. You can now always click on the number of comments next to one of your own lists to view the comments (and the list, as it appears to the outside world). Lists without comments will have a zero next to them (but you can still click on the zero to view the list).

  • Remakes   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I rented the 1986 version for the party after my junior prom in high school. Such a romantic. I'd agree that it's the superior version.

  • Favorite Movies by Genre (with many sub-genres)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Absolutely. The less genre-splitting you do, the greater the challenge. I personally don't think I have the nerve to stick to only seven or eight genres.

  • Favorite Movies by Genre (with many sub-genres)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    bertie took me to task for the whole "classic" thing as well. I caved.

  • Movies that I have yet to see and must rent this summer (Under Construction)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    Cool. As good natured as they've been, I've always felt vaguely ill-at-ease about our various disagreements. But now you've gone and captured my sentiments precisely. While not for the faint of heart, the dialog alone is worth the price of admission.