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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
Date: 2001-07-31 23:22
Subject: My Favorite All Time Movies...
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I know this list is long, but hey it's my journal. This list can and most likely will change day to day, but I tried to rank in the order I most feel right.

1. "Swingers" - This movie is Money! My favorite movie all time. Reminds me of the friendships I have made in my life and keeps hope alive on me finding that special girl, just like Mikey.

2. "Almost Famous" - This movie is just plain amazing. Cameron Crowe is the most talented man in show business today. Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Patrick Fugit, and Jason Lee were all wonderful in this movie. Although I wish William would have ended up going to Morocco with Penny Lane.

3. "The Shawshank Redemption" - This movie is a masterpiece. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. I never saw it until about 3 or 4 months ago and it went right to my favorites list.

4. "Forrest Gump" - Tom Hanks... "Hi my name is Forrest Gump", do I really need to say anything more? Hanks is one of the best actors of our time and Robert Zemeckis is one of the greats of all time. This movie encompasses every emotion possible and cannot be restrained to one single genre.

5. "Gladiator" - Russell Crowe kicked ass. Ridley Scott (brother of Tony Scott) sure as hell knows what he is doing when it comes to movie making.

6. "Jerry Maguire" - Tom Cruise, my favorite actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. saying, "Show me the money!" Cameron Crowe showing the life of a high price sports agent that hits the wall and learns how to be a man.

7. "Rush Hour" - Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker work flawlessly together to create what I consider the funniest move I have ever seen. Jackie Chan is a great martial arts actor.

8. "Braveheart" - Mel Gibson portraying my follow Scottsman William Wallace. Mel Gibson also Directed and was a Producer for the screenplay. I think I want to have the same type of cloth band thing at my wedding like they did back then. I just think it's cool.

9. "The Matrix" - Talk about special effects! In the words of Keanu Reeves, "Woah!" This movie introduced the world to CGI (I know it really didn't, but with how many people saw it you could said it really did.). Lawrence Fishburn was great in this movie.

10. "Notting Hill" - Probably my favorite "chick flick", I love Julia Roberts (oh how I would love to marry her). I don't care what anyone says I like Hugh Grant, that guy is funny in a dry British sorta way.

11. "Office Space" - For anyone that has ever worked in an Office Building (especially for larger companies) you know this movie. It is your life! Mike Judge (from Beavis and Butthead fame) Wrote, Directed and Produced this classic. Ron Livingston of Swingers fame stars. Look supporting actor Diedrich Bader of The Drew Carey Show fame.

12. "Saving Private Ryan" - The greatest war movie I have ever seen. Steven Spielberg made it feel like you were actually there. Tom Hanks once again shows why he's one of the best in the business.

13. "Better Off Dead" - John Cusack as a teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. Not to mention a mom that is trying to learn to cook! Green bacon!?!? John is another of my favorite actors.

14. "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" - Guy Ritchie sure knows what he is doing. This is a guys movie. Everything that can go wrong goes wrong, but it all works out in the end. Funny fact, Vinnie Jones who plays Big Chris, first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of soccer's hard men, he leapt to fame when a photographer at a match snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne by grabbing his testicles.

15. "The Princess Bride" - Cary Ewles and Mandy Patinkin make Rob Reiner's fairytale classic one of the most memorable movies of the 80s and one of the favorite films of any female that grew up in the 80s. Saying you like this movie to a girl gives you a big gold star, not to mention this movie is great!

16. "The Wedding Singer" - Watching this Adam Sandler classic makes you think you are watching a movie from the 80s. Drew Barrymore is extra cute and Steve Buscemi making a quick performance all make this Sandler's best movies to date.

17. "There's Something About Mary" - Just like the title states, Mary is the perfect girl, she loves football, is beautiful, and likes food on sticks. Ben Stiller is a comic genius and Matt Dillon plays the perfect slimeball to ruin his attempt to be with his dream girl from high school.

18. "Wayne's World" - Before Mike Myers was Austin Powers he was Wayne. Wayne and Garth are the two funniest characters from Saturday Night Live ever to grace film. Tia Carrere makes me happy to be a man.

19. "Can't Hardly Wait" - I don't care what anyone says this is my favorite teen comedy of all time. Plus I had to have an appearance from Jennifer Love Hewitt, if I didn't you people would have thought that I may have had some issues.

20. American Pie - This movie was hilarious, plain and simple. Yes it was a little over the top, but it's one of the funniest movies of the late 90s. Shannon Elizabeth in all her splendor is an added bonus.

21. "Rushmore" - An offbeat, dark comedy, with a heart. Jason Schwartzman plays the perfect overachieving/geek/loser. Wes Anderson is one of the great new movies makers of my generation.

22. Good Will Hunting - No listing is complete without the greatest dramatic performance by Robin Williams. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck came of age in Hollywood with a terrific film.

23. Days of Thunder - Another great Tom Cruise flick. Robert Duvall is great as his crew chief. Tony Scott shows that he is just as talented as his brother Ridley with one of my favorite sports movies of all time.

24. Clerks - This is the movie that put Kevin Smith on the map. Probably one of the greatest dialog pieces of the 90s. Film in black and white. I can't believe they actually played hockey on the roof!

25. Chasing Amy - Joey Lauren Adams (or is that Renée Zellweger?), Ben Affleck, and Jason Lee are some of the future of Hollywood. Every guy dreams of turning a Lesbian straight... right?

26 High Fidelity - John Cusack playing a guy that is afraid of commitment and tends to be pretty picky when it comes to women (sounds like myself almost). Not to mention the movie of all time favorite lists...

27. Fight Club - "I am Jack's smirking revenge." Edward Norton Jr. and Brad Pitt work wonderfully together. This movie is very deep. You need to watch it a couple times to really understand what is going on.

28. "Overnight Delivery" - This is a hidden gem that I think very few people have seen. Reese Witherspoon with her natural brown hair (oh soooo cute). Paul Rudd who plays Wyatt Trips suspects his girlfriend who goes to another college is cheating on him, so he sends her a letter, but then he finds out he's wrong and has to stop the letter from arriving.
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Spark the Sun Off.
User: starofjupiter
Date: 2001-07-31 23:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
there's something about mary......not amy.

just teasing it's alright,
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Steph
User: giddycam
Date: 2001-08-01 00:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
hehe I was going to say that too :) he left out dogma another kevin smith movie.. and I am sure after he sees Jay and Silent Bob strike back it will be added! :) i am so looking forward to that movie!
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever: Fun
User: dangarion
Date: 2001-08-01 07:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Fun
Doh!

Oh my, how could I do that.... Not like I haven't seen the movie 7 or 8 times and know the exact title... It just took so long to write that all up and I missed the type... It's fixed now. Thanks
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Life mostly un-examined.
User: dipster
Date: 2001-08-01 07:57 (UTC)
Subject: Amy fixation?
Freudian slip? ;)
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Andie Pandie: Angel
User: abnrml
Date: 2001-08-01 09:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Angel
Now I know why you didnt want to talk last night :) You were into your movies.
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Life mostly un-examined.
User: dipster
Date: 2001-08-01 09:46 (UTC)
Subject: More proofreading...
nag nag nag...

What's wrong with this listing? :P

"7. "Rush Hour" - Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker work flawlessly together to create what I consider the funniest move I have ever seen. Jackie Chan is a great martial arts actor."
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
User: dangarion
Date: 2001-08-01 10:02 (UTC)
Subject: Re: More proofreading...
Eh?
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Life mostly un-examined.
User: dipster
Date: 2001-08-01 10:22 (UTC)
Subject: Re: More proofreading...
MOVIE! Not MOVE! You must have been up really late putting together that list. :D
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
User: dangarion
Date: 2001-08-01 10:26 (UTC)
Subject: Re: More proofreading...
Is anyone actually going to comment on my listing or are you all just going to point out my typos!

Hrmph@!
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Andie Pandie
User: abnrml
Date: 2001-08-01 11:06 (UTC)
Subject: Re: More proofreading...
Isnt it typical that they have to focus on the bad. On the most part all of the movies you picked are really good actually the ones that I have seen that you have listed. I still want to see better off dead I actually rented it but never got to see it so I am looking forward to watching that one soon.

In Swingers I loved how Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau compliment each other. I heard they are really good in Made cant wait to see that too.

Shawshank Redemption is one my favorites I like Tim Robbins in most everything he is in and Morgan Freeman is a great actor.

I saw Gladiator for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it. It did make me a little sick at the gorry parts but it was an awesome movie. (actually it was really really a good movie).

I think I have seen the Matrix like 50 times I cant watch it 50 more times Keanu Reaves baby all the way.

I will have to agree with you that Saving Private Ryan was one of the greatest war movies made.

Princess Bride is another one of those movies that you can watch a million times and never get sick of it. I love Mandy Patikan he is a really good singer too.

You have to love the Wedding singer it brings back so many of those wonderfull eighties memories and all of the songs in it were great I like Adam Sandler I think he is funny.

All the rest of the movies are good. Good Job on your selections. :)

I dont know if you saw Life is Beautiful but that is my ultimate favorite movie. You have to watch it in subtitles not dubbed its the best movie I think but thats okay its my opinion. If you havent seen it I strongly recomend that you do STONGLY recomend it.
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Joy
User: rednblue
Date: 2001-08-01 12:48 (UTC)
Subject: Comments
Your movies are cool, I have seen most on your list. Almost Famous is probably one of the better ones that I have seen... Movies are great fun and enjoyment, especially if you invite a special one to enjoy them with, whats the point if your all alone?
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I reject your reality and substitute my own.
User: offy
Date: 2001-08-01 20:36 (UTC)
Subject: Ask and Ye shall receive
1. - I still haven't seen this movie. It is on my NetFlix list though so the problem will soon be rectified. I've heard too many good things about it to put off seeing it anymore.

2. - I've been a HUGE Cameron Crowe fan ever since Singles, but Almost Famous is by far his greatest work to date. (Vanilla Sky should be good with Jason Lee and Tom Cruise who have both worked with Crowe before.) Singles and Say Anything.... are on my all-time list along with Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous

4. - I'm also a HUGE Tom Hanks fan. Ever since his days on Bosom Buddies (which is now on here in syndication.) It's a shame that Big not getting the Oscar it deserved drove Hanks from comedy movies, but it also made Hanks want to prove to every last critic that he was one of the best actors out there. Now it's just a matter of where he ranks among best actors all-time.

10. - This movie put both myself and Julie to sleep when we weren't even tired. Of course, I hate both Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts so that kind of explains it for me. (Although I loved the last two movies I saw by those people: Bridget Jones' Diary and America's Sweethearts)

11. - Haven't seen Office Space yet, but there's a character in the movie that's based on the guy from the cartoons that Mike Judge used to do for SNL. This is on my NetFlix list as well.

12. - This movie has got to have one of the best opening scenes ever. It grabs hold of you and the rest of the movie doesn't disappoint.

13. - "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!!!!!!" I grew up watching this and One Crazy Summer. John Cusack is great. He just hasn't gotten that one big breakthrough role yet. He's had many solid performances though.

15. - "Anybody want a peanut?" "My name is Enigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die." A classic. I can't even count the number of times that I've seen this movie.

16. - I'm not a big fan of the movies that Sandler has done so far. Wedding Singer and Big Daddy are the two exceptions. Great soundtracks too. I'm a big fan of the 80s and this movie brought me back. :)

17. - Gross out comedy at its finest. This movie gets extra points for having a Push Stars song on the soundtrack. I've been a Stiller fan for years. (Anyone remember his short running sketch comedy show?) I also like Chris Elliot a lot.

18. - Schawing. :) One of the few SNL skits that made a successful leap to film. Excellent.

19. - I enjoyed this just because it's a Seth Green movie. He was much better in Idle Hands though, a movie that way too few people have seen.
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I reject your reality and substitute my own.
User: offy
Date: 2001-08-01 20:38 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Ask and Ye shall receive continued
(stupid message limits)


20. - American Pie was one of the first great comedies in a summer chock full of great comedy movies. It brought back the comedy genre which had pretty much been dead up until then. There were a few comedies here and there, but no large amounts of them. I'm hoping the sequel will be just as good if not better. Huge breakthrough movie for a lot of the stars as well who have gone on to successful careers.

21. - I had to see this since Bill Murray was in it. I don't know anyone else that appreciates dark/black humor so I end up watching movies like this, Very Bad Things, etc. by myself. Very good movie.

22. - Wickid Pissah! Local boys made good. This is one of the few movies that has had me in tears in the theater. (even the second time I saw it) Kudos to Kevin Smith for recognizing greatness and helping get this movie made. He also had a big hand in making Affleck the big star he is today. Howya like dem apples?

24. - 37? I was a Kevin Smith fan from the moment that I stepped out of the preview screening of Clerks. Sure, the acting left something to be desired, but this was some of the best dialogue ever. Smith's a talented guy. Besides his screenplays, he's written some incredible comics, and a Superman screenplay that just shows how little Tim Burton actually knows about good movies. (And before anyone argues with me, when's the last time Burton put out a great flick?)

25. - I loved this movie. Being a comic book fan, all of the cameos and things like that made it that much cooler. If only Mallrats had some words of wisdom from Silent Bob, it might rank up there with Clerks and Chasing Amy. (For the full Smith effect, pick up the comics that tell the story that takes places between Chasing Amy and Dogma.)

26. - Mix tapes :) Jack Black is great too.

27. - I HATED this movie. I rarely do that, but this movie was just awful in my eyes. This is a movie that I've seen people either love or hate. There aren't many between.

28. - I wonder if the guy who wrote Road Trip knows about this movie. The plots seem almost identical to me. I'll have to check this out to see how they compare. I loved Road Trip though.
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peter
User: bamapana
Date: 2001-08-15 00:01 (UTC)
Subject: missed 1
you missied "say anything" if u havent seen it u need 2
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
User: dangarion
Date: 2001-08-15 00:07 (UTC)
Subject: Re: missed 1
You know what I can't remember if I have seen that Crowe movie, but I need to see it. Thanks for the reminder!
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peter
User: bamapana
Date: 2001-08-15 03:58 (UTC)
Subject: Re: missed 1
u know im not sure if he did it either.great movie.great soundtrack.loyd dobler is the man.check out the film & ul know what i mean.
take it easy.
peace
peter
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