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"Sure Jesus could restore my physical and spiritual virginity, especially if I lost it to some rapist, but who wants that? I'm saving myself for marriage, and I'll use force if necessary." -Hilary Faye

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I need each of you to suggest 5 movies to add to my Blockbuster queue.

New or old, mainstream or obscure.

I don't really do horror unless you are willing to come sit up with me all night to work through the nightmares I will have.

I have lived in a hole my entire life and you would be shocked at the movies I haven't seen. Star Wars you say? No- I haven't seen one of them. All of those Brat Pack movies from the 80-'s? Nope. Indiana Jones, The Godfather, Forrest Gump - who was in those? OK, so I know who was in them, but I still haven't seen 'em.

I know, I know.

Since I am not going to get cable I thought I would do some catching up in my spare time.


At 12:18 PM, Blogger Osbasso said...

Well, I'll start you off on the classics--

Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Revenge of the Nerds

The Shining (scary, but I'll be right down)

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Kung Fu Hustle
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Stairwell said...

Pulp Fiction
Usual Suspects
American Beauty
Bridge on the River Kwai
Roman Holiday

If you've seen any of these, I'll submit replacements.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Man on Fire - Revenge movies are kick ass.
The Professional - "this is for...Matilda" yeah, muthafucka!
So I Married an Axe Murderer - Mike Myers funny as shit (BEFORE Shrek & Austin Powers)
Goodfellas - "Funny how? Like a clown?" oh, that shit gets me every time...

And to put you in the Christmas mood: The Ref

At 12:40 PM, Blogger art said...

scar face
fight club
scent of a woman

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Princess Steph said...

os- havent seen any of them

sam - kung fu hustle is on its way right now - havent seen any of the rest!!

Stair- I've seen Pulp Fiction, the others I havent.

Mike- Oddly enough I own the 1st 2. What does that say about me. As a matter of fact I can quote Man on Fire like nobody else!

Art- all are new to me except Fight Club (which I own)

Thanks ya'll

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Storm said...

Best in Show
Pretty in Pink
Reality Bites
Good Fellas

At 1:07 PM, Blogger The Funky Bee said...

City of God
Team America, World Police
*Taxi Driver
Boogie Nights
Clockwork Orange
Monsoon Wedding
*Rebel Without a Cause
Old School
*Finding Neverland
Whale Rider

* = i haven't seen them yet but they are in my queue...

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Mike said...

...I have no idea why it did so poorly in the theatres...
so, ok, two substitutes:
Sin City - Marv is Da Man!
Fallen - its about a demon, but its not a horror...honest

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Paul said...

My selection:

1. War and Peace (Russian Version)
2. Laurence of Arabia
3. The man who mistook his wife for a hat
4. Zulu
5. il cativo, il regazo e il bouno.

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kung fu hustle
Party monster
Hotel Rwanda
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'As a matter of fact I can quote Man on Fire like nobody else!"---OMG, me, too!
We may be the only ones!
It was on HBO the other day, and of course, I cried at the end.

I'll suggest:
Diabolique, since you like the revenge type film

The Cooler---so underrated when it was out in the theater, but so very good!

Immortabl Beloved

Seeing Other People (w/ Jay Mohr): I recently discovered this one on Showtime, never heard of it before, but it's good/hilarious

Vanilla Sky--I know, I know people hate, hate, hate this movie but I think if anyone gives it a chance and sees it for what it is (not some Oscar hopeful flick); you may just actually enjoy it. Plus, there are sme great lines in it!

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Bougie Black Boy said...

all of the Chainsaw Massacre movies

In the Bedroom (disturbingly beautiful Sissy Spacek movie)

Kill Bill I and II

Be Cool

American beauty

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Stairwell said...

Ok. Scratch Pulp Fiction. How about:

This is Spinal Tap
Almost Famous

At 1:47 PM, Blogger Stairwell said...

Golightly, you need to see Abre Los Ojos (the original Vanilla Sky). Even in Spanish, it's amazing and emotional.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Tim said...


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Shawn of the Dead (Scary, but funny)

How you doin', girl? Thanks for the add to the new site. I have a lot of archive reading to do.


At 2:30 PM, Blogger Nina said...

These are some of my favorite movies. If you have a weak stomach you prolly shouldn't watch Brazil, it's pretty black.

With Honors
Good Will Hunting
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Artificial Intelligence (great movie, one of my favorites)

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Tim said...


I don't know what's going on with the advertisement. Within minutes of each other, I got a bombardment of them on my site just now too.


At 3:03 PM, Blogger The Funky Bee said...

Ooohh! I'm with Tim, loved Shawn of the Dead and Memento. Vanilla Sky, not so much (sorry golightly)

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Anna Mason said...

Wow. There are a log of comments on your blog. I like "who's eating Gilbert's Grape" or something like that. It is a movie about a woman that is so big the second level of the house where she is located, begins to cave in.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger A. Estella Sassypants said...

OK, here we go:

Empire Records
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Breakfast at Tiffany's

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At 3:29 PM, Blogger petrow said...

waking life
fight vlub again
the machinest
the transporter

go nuts and how have you been

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At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omgoodness, I have to double the reccommendations of Memento, Amelie, and Transporter--so very good (wee bit revengeful, as well)and can we mention how hot Jason Statham is, Hhhhot!

Stairwell, I have seen the original, I think its better, but I know some peeps feel strongly about subtitles. I think its better if you see the Cruise version first, so you know what's happening and then go watch the Spanish.

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Pirate said...

Milagro Bean field war.
The Right Stuff
To Kill a Mockingbird

At 5:19 PM, Blogger katarina said...

Lethal Weapon--all parts
The Perfect You
Happy Gilmore
The Princess Bride
Weird Science

At 6:38 PM, Blogger ago-go said...

Il Postino
Bollywood Hollywood
Waiting for Guffman
Dirty Pretty Things

oh, and Office Space

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Nick said...

Oh, Brother, Where art thou?
Fear and Loathing
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

(i dated myself with those last 3, all classics, though. and since my whole list is comedy, i'll add "Leaving Las Vegas", which is morbid enough to cancel out all the comedy with in one fail swoop)

At 8:09 PM, Blogger yournamehere said...

Someone already said Pulp Fiction and Sin City, so here are my others:
Animal House
True Romance
Ghost World
Schindler's List
South Park: The Movie

Comedy, action-comedy, indie-comedy, gut-wretching tragedy, musical comedy. Sounds like my last five dates.

At 10:36 PM, Blogger Ian said...

OK Steph, 5 Movies Especially for you from my DVD collection:

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover -- debauchery and food.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels -- funny poms beating the crap out of each other.

Chocolat -- Juliette Binnoche and Johnny Depp. mmmmmmmmmm

The Man Who Wasn't There - The Coen Brothers and BillyBob at their best.

The Pianist -- Adrien Brody is fan-bloody-tastic.

At 1:23 AM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Office Space
Butterfield 8

At 3:17 AM, Anonymous vicki(not got a blog yet!) said...

ok! so no horror?
then how about these:

blade runner-classic sci-fi
calamity jane-got to have at least one doris day film
the searchers-best of the westerns for so many reasons
dogma-poke a stick at the god botherers out there
top hat-a bit of fred and ginger just for the pure spectacle

i could go on...lost boys, idle hands, enter the dragon, mad max, taxi(original french version), goodfellas, casino, robocop, great escape, mars attacks, singles, fifth element, heathers, dark crystal, muppets christmas carol,...

thats not even starting on my fave horror films.

At 6:53 AM, Blogger JJ said...

Rancho Deluxe
Notting Hill
The Mask of Zorro
Escape From New York
True Romance

At 6:55 AM, Blogger wopanese said...

what a slick way to meme...

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Big Trouble in Little China
Pulp Fiction
South Park, the Movie
Mystic River

It was tough getting you a fair spread of movies

so here are 5 others:

Boondock Saints
Taxi Driver
48 Hours
Army of Darkness

I could do this all day... sorry..

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Princess Steph said...

you guys are awesome!!! Thanks so much, and keep 'em comming if you would like.

There are a lot on here that I haven't even hear of!!!

At 9:10 AM, Blogger wopanese said...

well then, by "genre", more or less, off the top of my head (can you tell I am avoiding work right now?):

"cool" movies, hip dialog, good action, a nice blend, and likely gun play:
Boondock Saints
Pulp Fiction
Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels
Fight Club
Way of the Gun

"wacky chopsaki":
Big Trouble in Little China
Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Pow
more recent Jackie Chan flix

"Hard edged" movies:
Leon/The Professional
Taxi Driver - DeNiro at his VERY best
Godfather part 1/2

The Green Mile
Lawrence of Arabia

Slick flix that keep you guessing:
Usual Suspects
The Sixth Sense
12 Monkeys - Brad Pitt is awesome weird

"Teen" movies:
Better Off Dead
Sixteen Candles
Breakfast Club
Say Anything - (we can thank John Cusack's character LLOYD DOBLER for singlehandedly making it difficult to get dates... cause we are not all like him...)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

48 Hours
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Blues Brothers
Animal House
Napoleon Dynamite - you will likely be one of the few women who "gets it"
Beverly Hills Cop
.. there are a ton

Black (as in dark and twisted) Comedy
Donnie Darko

Horror flix:
The Shining - cause Jack is awesome.
most of the others suck

Horror Comedy:
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness

Superhero flix:
Spiderman 1 and 2
XMen 1 and 2
Daredevil - only if you are a fan

did I mention I didn't want to be at work today?

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Stairwell said...

Here goes:

(ditto) Breakfast at Tiffany's
(ditto) Lawrence of Arabia
Some Like It Hot (not the pr0n version)
Godfather and Godfather Part 2 (one of the few worthwhile sequels)
(ditto) Vertigo
(ditto) 12 Monkeys
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (but must be watched at least twice)
Singing in the Rain (no comments)
Full Metal Jacket
(ditto) Fargo
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Life is Beautiful
The Philadelphia Story
Before Sunrise
Dazed and Confused
Moulin Rouge
(ditto) Better Off Dead

That's enough for now.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger AMS said...

layer cake
city of god
et tu mama tambien
napoleon dynamite
ferris buellers day off

At 4:57 PM, Blogger katarina said...

My all time favorite:
Stand By Me

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Ian said...

I forgot about Downfall


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