Movies that I have yet to see and must rent this summer (Under Construction)

  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Clerks
  • Godfather Series
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Platoon
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Run Lola Run
  • 2001 (I can never seem to sit through the entire thing!)
  • Taxi Driver
  • Caddy Shack
  • Breakfast Club
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • On the Waterfront
  • Blues Brothers
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To have seen as many movies as I have and to have not viewed any of these greats is really weak. I plan on viewing them as soon as I am finished with my finals.

The very first of these you should see is DR STRANGELOVE.

The trick to sitting through 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is to watch it while you are slightly hungry. It's all about meals. There are seven meals in the movie and each one marks a major stage in the story's development. And, no, you can't have nibbles while watching.

Interesting concept. I'm not sure if I agree with you about the no nibbles part though. I am planning on having a whole Kubrick marathon at my home this summer, so I'll watch Dr. Strangelove at the beginning. I have heard many great things about it. Thanks for the comment.

Don't bother seeing Reservior Dogs. IMHO, it was crap - long, boring, needlessly violent. I've got nothing against violence, but Tarantino seems to throw it in as filler.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I have just finished my finals, so summer has officially begun for me. I plan on beginning to watch these films this weekend. I will comment on each of the movies as I watch them.

Reservoir Dogs is an awesome movie. Tarantino really knows how to develop a story and his characters. Of all the Vietnam films, Apocalypse was far and away the best I've seen, it's even one of the best films I've ever seen. Although Platoon and Full Metal Jacket are good films, I find they have serious flaws. The begining of FMJ is amazing but after that it all goes downhill. Taxi Driver is great, I wouldn't mind seeing it again.

This past Saturday, I sat down and watched Reservoir Dogs. It was amazing. Roth, Keitel, and Buschemi were great in the movie, and Tarantino set up and edited the movie really well although I found his character in the movie to be extremely annoying. There were a few things that I didn't like (the use of racial slurs, etc.), but overall the movie is likely to make an appearance on my favorite movies list. The ending was also great. I suggest that anyone who hasn't seen the movie view it this summer! Thanks to all those who suggested that I watch it.