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movie meme

because i simply must stop watching television. (although i did get to see bea arthur on malcolm in the middle last night which was cool)

1. if you want to torture me, just force me to watch anything starring Al Pacino. (Except for The Insider.)
2. i don't care what anyone says, i thought Valley Girl was a great movie.
3. i know that Pulp Fiction is supposed to be a classic film, but i thought it was crap.
4. Return of the King: Extended Edition was the last movie that made me cry.
5. the last movie that made me laugh my ass off was A Series of Unfortunate Events. ("Puttanesca!")
6. Amy Madiganis one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood.
7. i wish they had made a sequel to Clue.



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Dec. 29th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
Valley Girl is indeed a great movie.
Dec. 29th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
best. icon. evar.
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! One of my favorite episodes. :) You are welcome to use it!
Dec. 29th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
-applauds comment on 'Pulp Fiction- Thought I was the only one!

Hope you're feeling a bit better today!
Dec. 29th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
:D thanks. i am! hope to be able to work tomorrow...
Dec. 29th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Agree with you about all of them except 5, because I haven't seen it yet!
Dec. 29th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
run, do not walk, to the nearest theater!!
Dec. 29th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC)
What is wrong with Al Pacino?

The LOVE the movie, The Score
Dec. 29th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
Al Pacino is a character, not an actor. He is Al Pacino in every movie I have seen him in (including the insider, but that movie is so good i put up with it). He bores and angers me.
Dec. 31st, 2004 01:09 am (UTC)
Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon was great, and he wasn't playing Al Pacino there. He's playing a real-life guy who was robbing a bank for money to pay for his SO's sex-change operation. It was a great movie.
Dec. 31st, 2004 01:19 am (UTC)
Re: Dog Day Afternoon
Never seen it. I will consider it if it becomes an option to watch it.

The movies that really got me het up about Pacino were the football one and Insomnia.
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Dec. 29th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
1 - see above
2 - most people do.
3 - yup!
4 - i bawl every time eowyn says her big line.
5 - i was dragged to the theater and surprised to enjoy it so much.
6 - i enjoyed her in carnivale and streets of fire. i haven't seen pollack because, well, why would i want to. it was her or lesley ann warren although the latter has been in some really bad tv movies.
7 - i had a hard time with that one because most of the time sequels bite ass and i wouldn't want any of my favorite films tarnished with one. :)
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Dec. 29th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
4 - puppy!!!! that would probably only help me cry more. i will say that my crying alternated with snickering, and that now i'm listening to the book on tape once more to recreate the actual timeline in my head.

6 - yup!

7 - you got me there. i just didn't have a good answer to this question.
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
The reason to see Pollock (imho) is Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Krasner. I thought it was very well done... I ended up writing a poem about Lee Krasner after I saw that movie. It's about her as much as it is about JP, and she's a much more interesting subject!
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh! This is good to know. I had read a bunch of stuff saying it was celebrating a misogynist jackass (Pollock) and had no redeeming qualities.
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
I would say it's a profile of a misogynist jackass, but I thought her portrayal of Krasner was amazing.
Dec. 30th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
I love Oscar Wilde. :)
Dec. 29th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
i adored valley girl. it's why i'm so soft on cage, to this day. whatever happened to deborah foreman, though?

amy madigan used to be wonderful. i haven't seen many movies in recent years, so i have no idea what she did after field of dreams. i also used to like mary stuart masterson, sort of the same type only a bit more girly.

a sequel to clue would've been fun, only if they brought back tim curry. in drag, if possible.
Dec. 29th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
aie! pacino icon!

it's why i'm so soft on cage, to this day.
ditto!! and apparently deborah foreman hasn't been in anything since 1991. ???

i looked down the list for mary stuart masterson and i actually haven't seen anything she's been in since fried green tomatoes. in which she was excellent.
Dec. 29th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
sorry, i couldn't resist. here's a better one, i hope. (i have a thing for david thewlis, big time.)

masterson was great in that, yes. i liked her in (let me think) Some Kind of Wonderful too.

this is a fun thread! thanks, i needed that. :)
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I forgot Al Asshat Pacino when I did this! He is the essence of horrid acting. And everything else I have to agree on.
Dec. 30th, 2004 02:54 am (UTC)
Yes, he is the quintessential horrid actor, to my mind!! I'm glad someone else understands. :)
Dec. 29th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
I didn't like Pulp Fiction either!
Dec. 30th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC)
I liked Valley Girl too, :)
Dec. 31st, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
Just randomly rolling by, but I must say that any movie which plays "A Million Miles Away" one zillion times can't be all bad.
But they shoulda put the Sparks song in a cooler light, and that era demanded more plays of "Starry Eyes".

Amy Madigan deserves far more roles and acclaim than she gets. She is the definition of a "real, live working" actress.

Dec. 31st, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
I would never have heard that song if not for that movie, so you are certainly right. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
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