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LAN.gnome

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« Reply #40 on: 04-17-2004 23:27 »

Goonies (filmed in Oregon! w00t w00t!)
WarGames (references Oregon! w00t w00t!)
Raising Arizona (is awesome! w00t w00t!)
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #41 on: 04-18-2004 00:07 »

Raging Bull
Brazil
Back to the Future
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #42 on: 05-09-2004 03:31 »

I forgot about Scarface.

SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #43 on: 05-09-2004 17:31 »

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Still one of my favorites.


"KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" *echoes for 10 seconds*
nerdlingus

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« Reply #44 on: 05-10-2004 03:45 »
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I'll go along with The Goonies.

Watched again this very weekend!

"First you gotta do the truffle shuffle"   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smiley_laff.gif">
alenacat
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« Reply #45 on: 05-10-2004 06:29 »

Among my favourites:

Logan's Run
Clue
Labyrinth
Princess Bride
Short Circuit 1&2
nerdlingus

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« Reply #46 on: 05-10-2004 07:00 »

Short ciruit, man, its been a long long time since I've seen either of those films.

The Running Man was good if only for Arnie cheesiness.
The Burbs which I find to be an underrated comedy.

This site is pretty funky for all your 80's movie needs. <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/wink.gif">
EvilLunch

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« Reply #47 on: 05-11-2004 15:53 »

I'd love the Breakfast Club if it weren't for the friggin' last 5 minutes. It's so depressing. The whole movie, they're saying "We're all equal! All the 'classes' are just like one another! All the kids are worthy!" And then what happens in the end? The nerd gets no tail and the jock isn't even remotely attracted to the odd girl until she gets a makeover from the friggin prep who has to hook up with the male lead even if that same male lead made her cry 3 times that day. What the Hell?
nerdlingus

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« Reply #48 on: 05-27-2004 03:24 »

Comic Quest : the Adventures of Mark Twain.

A strange film I last saw when I was abot 4-5 years old.
My mum recently got hold of a copy and I have been watching it again.
A bit disturbing for a childrens film.
David A

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« Reply #49 on: 05-27-2004 04:26 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
And then what happens in the end? The nerd gets no tail

There were five kids.  Someone was going to get left out.  Would you have been happier if it had been one of the other characters?

 
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and the jock isn't even remotely attracted to the odd girl until she gets a makeover

Actually, he was attracted to her before that.  It's subtle, but it's there.

I liked Allison better before the makeover, though.

 
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from the friggin prep who has to hook up with the male lead even if that same male lead made her cry 3 times that day. What the Hell?

She was just as mean to him as he was to her.  They have to end up together, though.  If they didn't, it would contradict the whole "We're all equal! All the 'classes' are just like one another!" thing that you mentioned.
kiffan

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« Reply #50 on: 05-27-2004 11:38 »

Faris Beuler
prinsess bride
back to the future
the first goast buster

I'm sure i would like the Monty python one, but i haven't seen it

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Gleno

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« Reply #51 on: 05-27-2004 12:06 »

 
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Originally posted by kiffan:
Faris Beuler
prinsess bride
back to the future
the first goast buster

I'm sure i would like the Monty python one, but i haven't seen it


Can you spot the odd one out here....?  big grin


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nerdlingus

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« Reply #52 on: 05-27-2004 12:08 »

Monty Python??   laff
David A

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« Reply #53 on: 05-27-2004 12:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
 Can you spot the odd one out here....?   big grin

Back to the Future, because it's the only one that's spelled correctly.   tongue
EvilLunch

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« Reply #54 on: 05-27-2004 12:30 »
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Actually, Sam and I think it would have been best for Alison to hook up with Brian, Andy to get with Bender and Claire to go off and die because we don't like her. That's just us, though. o.o;

EDIT: What are you talking about? the first goast buster is a classic!
Impossible

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« Reply #55 on: 05-27-2004 12:38 »
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
I'd love the Breakfast Club if it weren't for the friggin' last 5 minutes. It's so depressing. The whole movie, they're saying "We're all equal! All the 'classes' are just like one another! All the kids are worthy!" And then what happens in the end? The nerd gets no tail and the jock isn't even remotely attracted to the odd girl until she gets a makeover from the friggin prep who has to hook up with the male lead even if that same male lead made her cry 3 times that day. What the Hell?
Everytime I watch that film I notice something new. I also noticed that Andy fancied Allison beforehand, it's actually quite sweet   big grin I thought she was better before the make-over - she looked really unique. And Brian rocks!  smile
David A

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« Reply #56 on: 05-27-2004 12:58 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Actually, Sam and I think it would have been best for Alison to hook up with Brian,

Well, that might have worked, but in the context of the film, having Brian and Allison end up together would be kind of like having Andy and Claire end up together.  They're too similar to begin with.  Putting them together would reinforce the idea of "Stick with your own kind," which is the antithesis of the film's message.

 
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Andy to get with Bender and Claire to go off and die because we don't like her. That's just us, though. o.o;

  laff  Not fans of Claire, huh?

Incidentally, who's Sam?
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #57 on: 05-27-2004 12:59 »

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Blood Simple
Blade Runner
Brazil
Time Bandits
Baron Munchauson (hugely underrated)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Batman
Groundhog Day (possibly 90's)
Batman again
Impossible

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« Reply #58 on: 05-27-2004 13:15 »
« Last Edit on: 05-27-2004 13:15 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Well, that might have worked, but in the context of the film, having Brian and Allison end up together would be kind of like having Andy and Claire end up together. They're too similar to begin with. Putting them together would reinforce the idea of "Stick with your own kind," which is the antithesis of the film's message.
I like the way you think!   wink I personally think that Brian was not mature enough yet for a relationship, and even prehaps didn't want one yet. Andy and Claire were too similar, it was good they didn't end up together - they would have been the "popular couple" if you get what I mean   smile
David A

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« Reply #59 on: 05-27-2004 13:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
I like the way you think!    wink

Thanks.  The feeling is mutual, Impy.   wink

 
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I personally think that Brian was not mature enough yet for a relationship, and even prehaps didn't want one yet.

I agree with this.

 
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Andy and Claire were too similar, it was good they didn't end up together - they would have been the "popular couple" if you get what I mean    smile

Yes, in order to convey the message of the film, it's important for the two popular characters (Andy and Claire) to end up with characters outside of their own clique.  Andy has to end up with Allison.

It's even more important for Claire to end up with Bender.  The main conflict in the film is between Claire and Bender.  If the two of them don't get together at the end, the whole plot falls apart, because there's no closure.
Impossible

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« Reply #60 on: 05-27-2004 14:46 »
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Originally posted by David A:
It's even more important for Claire to end up with Bender.  The main conflict in the film is between Claire and Bender.  If the two of them don't get together at the end, the whole plot falls apart, because there's no closure.
Exactly. There was a little bit of flirting (and teenager-ish sexual tension) between them anyway ... I notice it when she corrects Bender's pronounciation of Moliere. And that 'under-the-table' scene too...

I need to watch this film again, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off too. I haven't seen them in a while...

Gleno

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« Reply #61 on: 05-29-2004 04:00 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Back to the Future, because it's the only one that's spelled correctly.    tongue

David A was the closest without going over.... smile


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EvilLunch

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« Reply #62 on: 05-29-2004 13:37 »
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Well... poop on you guys, I stick with what I said.. :\
Sam's my girlfriend, and she's as weird as I am, so I love her ^^
And no, I don't like Claire. Too whiny. Theories aside, come on.. I see myself in Brian and Alli and seeing one left alone and one changed in the end made me sad. : puppy eyes :
Logan Fils

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« Reply #63 on: 05-31-2004 00:13 »
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David A

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« Reply #64 on: 05-31-2004 01:29 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Well... poop on you guys, I stick with what I said.. :\
Sam's my girlfriend, and she's as weird as I am, so I love her ^^
And no, I don't like Claire. Too whiny. Theories aside, come on.. I see myself in Brian and Alli and seeing one left alone and one changed in the end made me sad. : puppy eyes :

As I understand it, Molly Ringwald didn't like Claire either.  She wanted to be Allison, but the part had already been promised to Ally Sheedy.

Brian didn't really seem to mind being left alone in the end.  Besides, he's got that girlfriend in Canada.   wink

The makeover didn't change Allison, it only changed the way she looked.  She's still the same person inside.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #65 on: 05-31-2004 01:34 »

I know this is so not a 80's movie but I love 101 Dalmatians. They were so cute and when I get my 1st boy dal (hence that's what the dal in Spacedal means) I'm naming him Fry.
Impossible

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« Reply #66 on: 05-31-2004 08:03 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
As I understand it, Molly Ringwald didn't like Claire either.  She wanted to be Allison, but the part had already been promised to Ally Sheedy.
Ally Sheedy originally auditioned for the role of Claire, although afterwards she's quoted as saying something like "I could have never have played the part [Claire Standish] as well as Molly Ringwald did". I think it would have been weird seeing Ringwald as the basketcase though and vise versa.

More "fun" trivia about it:
- Rick Moranis was originally cast as Carl (the janitor) but left due to creative differences and was replaced with John Kapelos.
- Emilio Estevez was originally going to play Bender, but Hughes couldn't find someone to play Andrew Clark, so Estevez did.
- Nicolas Cage was originally considered for the role of John Bender, but production couldn't afford his asking salery. In the end it was a choice between John Cusack and Judd Nelson, and producers went for the latter  smile
- Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol both turned down offers to sing Don't You (Forget About Me), which was then recorded by Simple Minds (after Chrissie Hynde turned it down as well).


David A

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« Reply #67 on: 05-31-2004 08:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
- Rick Moranis was originally cast as Carl (the janitor) but left due to creative differences and was replaced with John Kapelos.

Creative differences?  That's a kind way of putting it.  Moranis insisted on wearing a silly-looking hat that he brought from home, and speaking all of his lines in a bad Russian accent.
Impossible

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« Reply #68 on: 05-31-2004 08:31 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Creative differences?  That's a kind way of putting it.  Moranis insisted on wearing a silly-looking hat that he brought from home, and speaking all of his lines in a bad Russian accent.
Really?! Where did you find out all this trivia?  wink

David A

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« Reply #69 on: 05-31-2004 08:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
Really?! Where did you find out all this trivia?   wink

It was on some TV program about John Hughes and the making of The Breakfast Club and his other 'brat pack' films.
Davey

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« Reply #70 on: 05-31-2004 09:08 »

Terminator And Ghostbusters!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #71 on: 07-10-2004 00:57 »

I also like to mention Porky's was a good movie.
Impossible

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« Reply #72 on: 07-10-2004 05:18 »

The other day I watched 2 more 80s movies - Say Anything... and WarGames. So good!  big grin
ooy

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« Reply #73 on: 07-11-2004 18:36 »

The Back To The Future Trilogy
Ferris Bullers Day Off
OH, And Monty Python as nerdlingus said
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #74 on: 07-11-2004 19:06 »

      I usually do not watch a lot movies and even less I know from when they are, so I just read the whole page 1 and made a list of movies I do remember they were good ...
    • Flashdance
    • Police Academy (all parts, in case all are from the 80s)
    • Back to the Future (then again, I couldn't see them again yet)
    • Beverly Hills Cop (again all parts, in case they are all from the 80s)
    • Lethal Weapon (I love that comedy somehow ... then again, I couldn't watch it again yet)
    • Die Hard (isn't Bruce Willis just sexy?)
    • Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi
    • Indiana Jones (all parts, in case all are from the 80s)
    • Ghostbusters I & II
    • "Mel Brooks movies" (from when are his movies? I always thought 60s and 70s ... confused )
    • Mel Brooks' World History: Part 1 (see question above)
    • Mel Brooks' Spaceballs (well, one movie where I'm sure that it is from the 80s)
    • Star Trek (in case there where made some movies in the 80s)
    • Monty Python's Meaning of Life (from when is "Life of Brian?)
    • Cocoon
    • "Jack Nicholson movies from the 80s"
    • Grease
    • The Color Purple
    • Fame
    • The Last Unicorn

    Could someone tell we the English names of following movies: (I think they may be 80s movies as well. At least they were great.)
    • Die totall verrückte Reise in einem Bus
    • Die totall verrückte Reise in einem Flugzeug
    • Die totall verrückte Reise in einem Raumschiff

    Also there were those two movies about an Eastcost to Westcost race.
    It's with Frank Sinatra  love
    John Pannozzi

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    « Reply #75 on: 07-11-2004 21:44 »

    Gremlins (na-na-na-na-na-na)

    Ghostbusters (Who you gonna call?)

    Ghostbusters 2 (Not nearly as good as the first, but has its moments)

    Transformers the Movie: Matrix Forever (I LOVE Grimlock)

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (A classic IMHO. What if Fry, Leela, Bender, The Professy and Zoidy appeared in this film (which is set in 1947) as a result of the time-traveling in RTEW?)

    David A

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    « Reply #76 on: 07-12-2004 00:39 »

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      Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
      Police Academy (all parts, in case all are from the 80s)

      The first six are.

       
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      Beverly Hills Cop (again all parts, in case they are all from the 80s)

      The first two are.

       
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      Indiana Jones (all parts, in case all are from the 80s)

      They all are.

       
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      "Mel Brooks movies" (from when are his movies? I always thought 60s and 70s ...  confused )

      The Producers (1968)
      The Twelve Chairs (1970)
      Blazing Saddles (1974)
      Young Frankenstein (1974)
      Silent Movie (1976)
      High Anxiety (1978)
      History of the World: Part I (1981)
      Spaceballs (1987)
      Life Stinks (1991)
      Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
      Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

       
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      Star Trek (in case there where made some movies in the 80s)

      The second, third, fourth, and fifth movies are from the 80s.

       
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      from when is "Life of Brian?

      1979

       
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      Could someone tell we the English names of following movies: (I think they may be 80s movies as well. At least they were great.)
      • Die totall verrückte Reise in einem Bus
      • Die totall verrückte Reise in einem Flugzeug
      • Die totall verrückte Reise in einem Raumschiff

      I have no idea what those are.  The literal translations of the titles don't sound like any movies that I've heard of.  What are they about?

       
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      Also there were those two movies about an Eastcost to Westcost race.
      It's with Frank Sinatra   love

      I think you mean The Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II.  Sinatra only appears in the second one, though.
      TheLesbianLeela

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      « Reply #77 on: 07-18-2004 11:47 »

      Thanks a lot, David. I see you know a lot about movies (or you are at the Internet Movie Database for some hours every day  wink).

       
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      Originally posted by David A:
      I have no idea what those are. The literal translations of the titles don't sound like any movies that I've heard of. What are they about?
      Well, first I've thought those three movies are a trilogy. Melly told me that just the second and the third belong together.
      The first movie is about a hyper-modern bus that goes crazy.
      The second and the third are about a pilot who tends to be too nervously in critical moments, but he has to save an airplane after the crew died of poisoned food and save a spaceship because its computer went mad.
      The plane- and the spaceship-movie are from the same people who brought Scary Movie to you.
       
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      I think you mean The Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II. Sinatra only appears in the second one, though.
      Yes, those two movies ...  smile
      tom123

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      « Reply #78 on: 07-18-2004 13:00 »

      Of the one's you listed, I especially like The Terminator, Predator, Aliens, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, Indiana Jones, and the Police Academy movies.
      Klumsy Kitty

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      « Reply #79 on: 07-18-2004 15:23 »

      A lot of good movies listed here,nakes me want to go to blockbuster... I am surprised that none of you guys ever seems to mention Big Trouble in little China, I mean I know we have lots of kung-fu & weird movie enthusiasts here. None of you guys liked that? Or even seen it??? It's from 1986, with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Just a really fun movie.
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