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Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 10:49:43 AM

Back in my day, we didn't have these fancy multiplexes!

Actually that's true, the first soulless multiplexes came to my neck of the woods when I was 12 or so. I remember theaters that only had 6 screens at the most, and many Saturday afternoons spent waiting in a long line at the box office.

Anyways, movies.

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Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 10:51:16 AM

When I was a little 'un they didn't even have that. One screen. Two if you were lucky.

The earliest movie I can recall seeing in a theater was Star Wars. Can't guarantee it was the first, but it felt like it.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Mar 15th 2011 at 10:53:06 AM

I don't see a lot of movies in theaters these days.

The general disappointment of Avatar mixed with the high price of popcorn has ensured this.

That much said, some favorites:

edited 15th Mar '11 10:53:59 AM by Charlatan

Mar 15th 2011 at 10:57:46 AM

I'm Juan Carlos 11, and the post above me is my favorite post in the citadel Old Folks Home.

Although I'm not a big 2001 fan. Mostly because Kubrick is one of the most overrated directors of all time.

edited 15th Mar '11 10:59:36 AM by juancarlos11

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:02:06 AM

Top Five Favorites:

Pulp Fiction
Fight Club
Dark Knight
The Shawshank Redemption
A Clockwork Orange

Speaking of movie theaters, Austin has some really good ones. There's the paramount, which does showings of old Criterion Collection kind of stuff, and The Alamo, which is just plain awesome. It's got quote alongs, MST 3 K type stuff, really good food (and not movie food, stuff like burgers, sandwhiches, salads), and good beer.

edited 15th Mar '11 11:04:31 AM by LolipodDistortion

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:02:39 AM

I really miss working at a theater. It spoiled me working there for so long cause I got to see god knows how many free movies. The best part was when our sister theater had midnight movies going on in the summer. It's where I first saw Rushmore, Shaun of the Dead, Back to the Future, The Room, The Warriors, and oh so many others.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:04:46 AM

The Warriors looks so cool.

edited 15th Mar '11 11:05:16 AM by LolipodDistortion

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:05:05 AM

I'm more of a "director" man, if that makes sense. Normally I like most movies a certain director does but have some exceptions.

From the top of my head:

Quentin Tarantino: Except for Death Proof.

Steven Spielberg: Every film before Jaws.

Orson Welles: His Shakespeare films. Although it's not that I don't like him but I believe that they aren't as great as The Trial, or Touch Of Evil.

Christopher Nolan: No exceptiions so far. grin

The Warriors seems to be really awesome. I only want to see it because...well, you know...

edited 15th Mar '11 11:05:51 AM by juancarlos11

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:05:33 AM

I liked Death Proof.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:06:37 AM

My top five, in no order cause I just can't pick-

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:07:43 AM

So is anyone interested in that movie Rubber?

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:08:40 AM

Annie Hall was pretty good. But I like Woody Allen's slapstick output more. Specially Love And Death.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:12:14 AM

I keep meaning to see the early period slapstick stuff. Something about Annie Hall though is like ingrained in my psyche. Every time I watch it, it just resonates a little more than before, and I find another quote I love.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:13:35 AM

I'm not a big fan of Woody Allen, mainly because he's a grade A Doucebag.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:19:14 AM

Well, I don't like Woody himself. But the fucker's funny. And as general rule, I don't care for a director's / actor's personal life. I wouldn't like Chinatown nor Rosemarys Baby if it wasn't because of that.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:22:32 AM

They're good movies, I just don't want to show any support for him by watching them.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:23:37 AM

Well...

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:27:56 AM

Yeah, I mean I adore Phil Spector's contributions to music production even though he's a scumbag.

I am disappointed with that big list of directors who wrote that famous letter in support of Roman Polanski couple years ago. A lot of people signed their names to itsad

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:29:02 AM

Yeah, that pissed me off. People seem to have this notion that having talent is a free pass to act like an asshole.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:30:21 AM

Misplaced professional pride, perhaps?

Mar 15th 2011 at 11:33:39 AM

And a lot of admiration there, as well.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:35:34 AM

Yeah, I mean just cause someone's an asshole doesn't mean you still can't admire their works, but the opposite is true too, you can't let someone's talent blind you to their faults.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:42:21 AM

Wholly agreed. Polanski is a talented man who did a very, very bad thing a long time ago and ran from it.

I wish those who signed their names to it would think that such attitudes are partly why he did it in the first place — the attitude that as a famous director he didn't have to keep to the rules of civilized behavior was, I suspect, a good part of what did the damage in his head that let him do it in the first place.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:31:59 PM

Top 5 movies in no particular order:

Theatres still tend to be pretty small where I live. The one I frequent has about 4 screens.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj

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