Stook's Recommended Movie Game: Now Presented By Chum

  • The Vague Idea:

  • Stook has recommended one movie for a seperate listologist to feast their eyes upon in the next week (because of technical problems in game everyone gets a one week allowance to get their stuff together) and finally write a review. You don't actually have to participate since there's no way to enforce such a standard, so just have fun and if you don't wanna do...don't do it. Other than that, do what you like: trade movie picks, recommend to another person on listology, whatever you want. If anyone wants to recommend a movie for me, just put it in the discussion and I'll give it a to speak. If you can't find it or seem unable to watch it don't be disheartened, ask for another or recommend one to yourself.

  • Recommended To 1922

  • By Stook

  • Storm Over Asia (1928)

  • Recommended To AAA

  • By Stook

  • With A Friend Like Harry (2001)

  • Recommended To AJDaGreat

  • By Stook

  • Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

  • Recommended To Bertie

  • By Stook

  • Holes (2003)
  • On Backburner: Body And Soul (1947)

  • Recommended To CMonster

  • By Stook

  • Full Contact (1992)
  • No Way To Treat A Lady(1968)
  • **Dude (stook). Ow, my eyes. The first 20 minutes of the movie are okay, but then the rest of it just gets a little cliched. At one point, and I hate to confess this, but at one point we fast-forwarded a part to see if we could guess what would happen. "Brummel! You're off the case! You rogue cop with your amateur psychology!" We were totally right.

    I should probably be more specific. Let's see. I didn't care for any of the main characters. I didn't care if Brummel cracked the case or cracked whatsherbucket and her crazy, crazy hair. Even-crazy-for-1968 hair. Yeah, she moved across town in two days because of the ghost of her neighbor. I didn't care if the murderer got away with it, although I have to say that the accents were the highlight of the movie.

  • Recommended To Chum

  • By Stook

  • One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  • Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
  • First off I gotta hand it to Stook for recommending this absolute gem of a movie and picking the perfect guy to recommend it to... All I needed was one more great film from Peckinpah to bolster him into my elite group of favorites directors and I got it... After seeing this film I finally realize what Robert Rodriguez is aiming for, and i think i've gained some respect for him in the process, sure he falls miserably short, but at least i realized it is possible to make a great movie that reminded me of RR's efforts... This is a modern day zapatta western of sorts, and i love the moral conflicts of a bounty hunter stories, and this is probably the best I've seen... The slow motion deaths of peckinpah's aren't overdone here, as they are in some of his films and the final hour is just as exciting as the first hour was intriguing... this film works so well with itself and it's characters it's hard to believe how simple the plot is. Warren Oates is amazing, absolutely believable in every action he takes, and you really start to root for him to walk away with the money, and then when you realize his motives it just takes off... a great film from a great Director, please, don't see The Wild Bunch as if it were Sam's greatest, it will only depreciate your respect for his work, as it did for me for a while. This movie goes right up there with the three Peckinpah films I know to be better than The Wild Bunch... along with Cable Hogue and High Country... true masterpieces. Rating:89%

  • Recommended To Imposter

  • By Stook

  • L'Atalante (1934)

  • Recommended To Jim

  • By Stook

  • People Will Talk (1951)
  • Sayonara (1957)
  • By Rushmore

  • Reality Bites (1993)
  • The Pallbearer (1996)
  • By Imposter

  • The Ladykillers (1955)

  • Recommended To Lbangs

  • By Stook

  • It's A Wonderful World (1939)

  • Recomended To Lukeprog

  • By Stook

  • The Night Of The Shooting Stars (1982)
  • **Night of the Shooting Stars is a touching WWII survival story told with an original tone and structure that is tastier and fresher than Life is Beautiful (but also demands more of the viewer). It's a good thing the story is so engaging, too, because otherwise there are few conventional techniques (for this type of story) with which to 'settle' in - indeed, there won't be much 'settling' at all due to the film's energy and pace.

    For me, the film didn't have the nostalgia factor you experienced, and I think I would have preferred the editing to be less self-conscious, but this was still a really fun film - thanks for the recommendation! I think all my friends and relatives would still prefer Life is Beautiful, unfortunately.

    ~review by lukeprog

  • Sherlock Holmes And The Scarlet Claw (1944)
  • By Chum

  • A Fistfull Of Dollars (1964)

  • Recommended To Odysseus

  • By Stook

  • My Brilliant Career (1979)

  • Recommended To RosieCotton

  • By Stook

  • Le Dernier Combat (1983)
  • Ruby In Paradise (1993)
  • By Chum

  • The Quiet Man (1952)

  • Recommended To Rushmore

  • By Stook

  • To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  • Philidelphia Story (1940)
  • By Jim

  • Zero Effect (1993)
  • By Lukeprog

  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
  • By Chum

  • Hard Eight (1998)

  • Recommended To Stook

  • By Jim

  • Master Of The Flying Guillotine (1975)
  • Sorcerer (1977)
  • By Imposter

  • Eyes Without A Face (1959)
  • By Cmonster

  • Wing Chun (1994)
  • The Imposters (1999)
  • The Girl In The Picture (1986)
  • By Lukeprog

  • Judex (1916)
  • Day Of Wrath (1943)
  • By AJDaGreat

  • Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)

  • The Pot

  • Having a tough time finding your movie but still want to play? pick one out of the pot and in the immortal words of Crumb "keep on truckin'."

  • Hairspray (1988)
  • One False Move (1991)
  • A Thousand Pieces Of Gold (1991)
  • Canadian Bacon(1995)
  • Ridicule (1996)
  • Payback(1999)
  • Cold Mountain (2003)
  • Winged Migration (2003)
Author Comments: 

btw... i removed all links to Netflix

Now all the links lead to the actual reviews by the listologist.

The Old List

btw... i removed all links to Netflix

Now all the links lead to the actual reviews by the listologist.

I watched Hail The Conquering Hero last week and am preparing a review...


I am merely hours away from seeing one-eyed jacks... review also soon to come.

Monsieur Chum, I've given Luke All The King's Men as his new recommendation if you wouldn't mind adding it and he has a rating and small review over in the other stook's recommended...

It appears the game is afoot, it just hasn't got five toes. :?)


Uh, yeah... why is grandpa chum presenting the game now? And what's happening at your original copy of it, stooky?

When I made my exit a month ago, I left the rights to Chum as administrator of the recommended movie game. I think it would be wrong to wrest it away from his capable hands now that I've returned so I'm gonna let him have it. Although why he hasn't changed the name to GC's Recommended Movie Game is beyond me. Hope you don't mind, and he managed to clean up my messy formatting as well.


well nothing has happened since you left... you can clone the format right back if you like... maybe your presence will liven things up a bit.

M'kay, if you don't mind I will try to fire this sucker back up. I have a plan to get interest back that involved extortion.


haha... go for it