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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2011, 05:21:19 PM »
1988
In this year... Best Picture was Rain Man..... TNT launched in the United States, becoming the fourth network owned by Turner Broadcasting..... Talk show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken during a taping of his show...The Wonder Years premieres on ABC..Red Dwarf debuts in the UK.

My choices:
Titles in Italic are Movies I Never Seen
- 976-EVIL
- Above the Law
- The Accused
- Alien Nation
- Beetlejuice
- Big
- Big Top Pee-Wee
- The Blob
- Blood Relations
- Child's Play
- Critters 2: The Main Course
- Dead Heat
- Death by Dialogue
- Die Hard
- The Dead Pool
- A Fish Called Wanda
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
- Good Morning, Vietnam
- The Incredible Hulk Returns
- Killer Klowns from Outerspace
- Lonesome Dove
- Monkey Shines
- Night of the Demons
- Nightmare at Bittercreek
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
- Phantasm II
- Poltergeist III
- Prime Evil
- Pulse
- Pumpkinhead
- Rambo III
- Return of the Living Dead Part II
- The Serpent and the Rainbow
- Sleepaway Camp II
- They Live
- Twins
- Two Moon Junction
- Witchcraft
- Young Guns
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #136 on: April 03, 2011, 05:24:21 PM »
No question...you have to watch A Fish Called Wanda.

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #137 on: April 03, 2011, 06:13:51 PM »
From one horror fan to another, I'd go with The Serpent & The Rainbow.   ;)

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #138 on: April 03, 2011, 06:39:53 PM »
No question...you have to watch A Fish Called Wanda.

Gotta agree with this^.  Can't believe you've never seen this.  It's hilarious!

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #139 on: April 03, 2011, 06:41:40 PM »
I agree with everyone!

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #140 on: April 03, 2011, 06:47:39 PM »
I am expecting this to be a long running thread... this isn't something I expect to zoom through. But I hope to keep plugging at it till the finish line at year 2011.... before the end of the year 2011.
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #141 on: April 03, 2011, 07:05:07 PM »
And both those movies were much... much better then The Hotel New Hampshire in my opinion.
I have no doubt they are, I just saw a little bit of Hotel New Hampshire on a pay channel years ago and switch the channel very fast.

I'm surprise you haven't mention the Iron butterfly's song in Manhunter, best use of a song I have ever seen in a movie ;D
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #142 on: April 03, 2011, 07:33:09 PM »

Title: A Fish Called Wanda
Year: 1988
Director: Charles Crichton
Rating: R
Length: 108 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French

Stars:
John Cleese
Jamie Lee Curtis
Kevin Kline
Michael Palin
Maria Aitken
Tom Georgeson

Plot:
Tour-de-force performances from an unparalleled comic cast highlight this much-loved hit that Roger Ebert calls "the funniest movie I have seen in a long time!" Monty Pythoners John Cleese and Michael Palin (Search For The Holy Grail, The Meaning Of Life) join Oscar® winner* Kevin Kline (In & Out) and Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) in an entertainment so impeccably timed and executed that Time Magazine hailed it as: "Genius – [a film that] redefines a great comic tradition!"

Four conniving jewel thieves...three yorkshire terriers...two heaving bosoms and one proper British barrister. It all adds up to "a non-stop barrage of...outrageous plot twists and over-the top performances" (L.A. Weekly) when a girl called Wanda (Curtis) tries to deceive her Nietzche-quoting boyfriend (Kline), an animal-loving hitman (Palin) and an embarrassment-prone counselor (Cleese) out of a fortune in jewels in this hilariously funny farce!

*1988: Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda

Extras:
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8-Page Booklet

My Thoughts:
This is one I never seen before. Going into this one I was a little worried my expectations would be too high as I have always heard this is such a good movie. But thankfully I kept my expectations under control. I ended up enjoying this one quite a bit. It has some good laughs in it... and the entire cast did a great job. I especially enjoyed Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Palin. This is one I would recommend anytime you are in the mood for just fun movie. And I want to thank all of you that recommended me to watch this one.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #143 on: April 03, 2011, 07:47:30 PM »
1989
In this year... "Batman" is released on June 23, and goes on to gross over $410 million worldwide..... This is the first year where all ten top grossing films worldwide made more than $100,000,000..... David Spade, and Mike Myers join the cast of Saturday Night Live...The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994) premieres in syndication.

My choices:
Titles in Italic are Movies I Never Seen
- The Abyss
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
- Back to the Future Part II
- Batman
- Best of the Best
- Casualties of War
- Dark Heritage
- Earth Girls are Easy
- The Fly II
- Friday the 13 Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
- Get Smart Again
- Ghostbusters II
- Glory
- Howling V: The Rebirth
- The Karate Kid III
- Lethal Weapon II
- Monster High
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- Nick Knight
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
- Pet Sematary
- Phantom of the Mall
- Prom Night III: The Last Kiss
- Rabid Grannies
- Red Surf
- Sleepaway Camp III
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
- Warlock
- When Harry Met Sally...
- Witchcraft II: The Temptress
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #144 on: April 03, 2011, 07:54:32 PM »
I am expecting this to be a long running thread... this isn't something I expect to zoom through. But I hope to keep plugging at it till the finish line at year 2011.... before the end of the year 2011.
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Yeah I know... I am going through these much faster then I thought I would. Some reason I just really been in the mood for movies lately. But you never know... that could change at any time!
Pete

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #145 on: April 03, 2011, 08:43:43 PM »
Casualties of War is an interesting one, Pete, though I recommend it only tentatively. Do you like war films, Vietnam themed in particular?


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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #146 on: April 03, 2011, 08:58:52 PM »
Not my favorite of genres... but I can enjoy them when I am in the right mood. But too late for this time. I already have one of my favorite horror movies on for this year's choice. :P
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #147 on: April 03, 2011, 11:29:12 PM »

Title: Pet Sematary: Special Collector's Edition
Year: 1989
Director: Mary Lambert
Rating: R
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Dale Midkiff
Fred Gwynne
Denise Crosby
Brad Greenquist
Michael Lombard
Miko Hughes

Plot:
After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family... but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery - built on ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall (FRED GWYNNE), hides the cemetery's darkest secret... until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected.

From STEPHEN KING, the Master of the Macabre, comes a journey that leads to hell and back. Though not everyone survives the trip. For the Creeds, home is where the horror is.

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My Thoughts:
This is one of my all time favorite horror movies. As with most of the Stephen King movies... Stephen King himself has a cameo in the movie. This time as the preacher at the funeral for Mrs. Dandridge... the woman that helped the creed family in the beginning of the movie. This movie is one of the few movies that can make me cringe when watching it. actually from 2 things in the movie. First when Jud gets the back of his ankle sliced... the next when he is sliced across both cheeks when he is screaming. Both those look extremely painful to me. I couldn't even imagine. Not to mention.. this is a true horror movie for any parent. It even effected me... I had a time watching this movie when my daughter was about Gage's age... especially considering I live on a road that has a high school just down the street... you would not believe the way kids race up and down this road! There for the longest time I wouldn't even let my daughter play in the front yard at all! Anyway... This is just an awesome horror movie! So I definitely highly recommend it if by chance you never seen it before.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #148 on: April 03, 2011, 11:30:14 PM »
Please note that the above review for Pet Sematary is a recycled review... it does not need to be added to the list again.
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #149 on: April 03, 2011, 11:36:30 PM »
1990
In this year... Future movie stars Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL.... Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman marry..... CBS starts airing its daytime lineup in stereo sound...Twin Peaks premieres on ABC.

My choices:
Titles in Italic are Movies I Never Seen
- Arachnophobia
- Awakenings
- Back to the Future III
- Bimbos B.C.
- Child's Play 2
- Darkman
- The Death of the Incredible Hulk
- Die Hard 2: Die Harder
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Exorcist III
- Flatliners
- Stephen King's Graveyard Shift
- Gremlins 2
- The Guardian
- Home Alone
- Stephen King's It
- Kindergarten Cop
- Laser Mission
- Mirror Mirror
- Misery
- My Blue Heaven
- Night of the Living Dead
- Nightbreed
- Psycho IV: The Beginning
- Robocop 2
- Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
- Total Recall
- Tremors
- Who Shot Pat?
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