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So I have several new movies that I am waiting until mid April to see because that will bring me the Criterion release of Tampopo.

Then I will have BJ's Buffet of Fine Eating movie marathon consisting of the following:

Big Night,
Babette's Feast,
Tampopo,
Ratatouille,
Parents, and
Ravenous
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(Figure Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee) should be in there, too. Either that or Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover but I don't own them.

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Bergerjacques wrote:
So I have several new movies that I am waiting until mid April to see because that will bring me the Criterion release of Tampopo.

Then I will have BJ's Buffet of Fine Eating movie marathon consisting of the following:

Big Night,
Babette's Feast,
Tampopo,
Ratatouille,
Parents, and
Ravenous
.

(Figure Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee) should be in there, too. Either that or Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover but I don't own them.


For dessert, you can go out and catch a screening of Raw.

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Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:48 pm
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One theme that I have been toying with is 'Siege Films.' You could include:

Zulu
Rio Bravo
Seven Samurai (or any of its variants)
NOTLD

Assault On Precinct 13 (Carpenter version)
Dog Day Afternoon
Dawn of the Dead
Die Hard
The Two Towers
Attack the Block


A nice cross section of drama, western, fantasy, action and horror.

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I like that seige selection.

After dinner, I thought of some ....
Drinks after dinner movies:

Year of the Comet
Sideways
Street Trash
Days of Wine and Roses
Silent Movie
A Walk in the Clouds
O Lucky Man

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Bergerjacques wrote:
So I have several new movies that I am waiting until mid April to see because that will bring me the Criterion release of Tampopo.

Then I will have BJ's Buffet of Fine Eating movie marathon consisting of the following:

Big Night,
Babette's Feast,
Tampopo,
Ratatouille,
Parents, and
Ravenous
.

(Figure Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee) should be in there, too. Either that or Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover but I don't own them.


You could also fit The Undertaker and His Pals and / or The Untold Story (a/k/a Human Meat Pork Buns) in there too. I haven't seen The Folks at the Red Wolf Inn or Blood Diner but those two are also about cannibal restaurants.

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:34 am
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"Family Secrets" is the name of one of my Goodreads shelves, and what a great movie marathon theme:

A Tale Of Two Sisters
Goodnight, Mommy
Triangle
Evil Spirits
The Changeling
Dark Shadows
Strait-Jacket
The Shuttered Room
Gothika
Bad Ronald
Burnt Offerings
Frontier
The Maze
The Pit and the Pendulum
House of 1,000 Corpses
Mama
Imitation of Life
Psycho
What Lies Beneath

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Getting hooked with actions and cars lately.

Will start with Die Hard series - big Bruce Willis fan here
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy
Then maybe the Fast and the Furious series as that inspired me with my current Mustang project waiting for the new Moto metal wheels and tires to be delivered and installed.


Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:21 am
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That's some hardcore movie watching, there, Ironhide. I like how you think.

Based on my recent foray into watching Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I began thinking about good-evil "twin" movies:

1. Choose your preferred version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde flick (Plenty to choose from, but you can only select one.)
2. Face-Off (John Travolta, Nick Cage, and John Woo in the ultimate character switch over as each lead actor gets equal time as the hero and the villain. It's kinda fun, actually, especially watching Travolta mimic Cage's evil.)
3. SUPERMAN 3 - Richard Pryor makes a batch of bad Kryptonite that results in bad Superman fighting goody-good Clark Kent. (You thought it was bad when Supes broke General Zod's neck in Man of Steel. Just watch what Clark does to his alter ego.)
4. The Other (Twin boys - one good, one evil)
5. Star Trek: Nemesis (May substitute a viewing of Star Trek TOS: The Enemy Within and/or Mirror, Mirror; Star Trek TNG: Second Chances where Riker gets split; Star Trek DS9: Crossover with evil Kyra Neris(sp?))
6. Time After Time (Bear with me. Futurist and optimist HG Wells pursues his pessimistic and murderous doppleganger, Jack the Ripper, into the 1970s via his fabulous Time Machine). Am I stretching it?
7. Army of Darkness (Good Ash-Bad Ash)
8. Dead Ringers - David Cronenberg and Jeremy Irons get it on in a coveted dual role that's probably Cronenberg's most overrated feature. (For something more fun with an actor in a dual role as good/evil twins, USED CARS with Jack Warden. It also features a great performance from Kurt Russell, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae, Michael McKean and David Lander, Al Lewis and a menagerie of other great comic character actors.)

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Lots of multiple-personality movies fit close to that category as well, but maybe you don't want to include them.

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supersonic man wrote:
Lots of multiple-personality movies fit close to that category as well, but maybe you don't want to include them.


I thought about that, but concluded that multiple personality movies could be a theme unto themselves.

Sybil
Three Faces of Eve
You, Me, and Irene
Split
Raising Cain

It might make for a better list if we discount movies in which there are only two distinct personalities. But if not, then...
Psycho
Deranged (Or any feature whose twist is to show the same character speaking in another person's voice - that's not a DEMON, of course!!!)

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Face-off - yeah one of my all fav as well
Reminds me of cool "Gone in 60 seconds"


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