Favorite movie/show?

By gandalfthegay ยท 210 replies
Jun 16, 2004
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,037   +2,558

    The "Prettiest Naked Girl Ever" is always the Last One I've Seen...

    I forgot to mention in my original post, that toward the end of the movie, I leaned over to my son and said, "it looks like the Indians are going to win one for a change"!

    Beyond that, I don't have any other excuse/ slash/ explanation for this, other than to say, "it was the best movie I've ever seen, but it was on the big screen, I don't get out much, and it was fresh in my mind"!

    And yes, the irony just keeps on coming, since studios essentially steal intellectual property from one another, before a film is even released. Don't let any of us try it though! Usually these are vignettes, forthrightly admitted, and passed off as "homage". In science fiction, George Lucas freely admits, that the bottomless pit reactor of the death star, is pulled from "Forbidden Planet", which is in turn very, (very), loosely based on Shakespear's "The Tempest". (But, since "The Tempest" was so far out of copyright when "Forbidden Planet" was conceived, there's obviously, "no harm, no foul" at work there).

    "Avatar" also has some elements of another animated feature, "Battle for Terra", that was released a few months prior.

    As someone like myself who is always interested in acquiring new equipment/ toys in the entertainment and computer venues, why does it surprise you when I say, "that Avatar may cause me to finally embrace Blu-Ray"? It had to happen that something would push me "over the 1080P edge", so to speak. For this purpose Avatar is as good a choice as any, and better than 95% of those "any".

    As to more substantial "dramas", the kind that the twits who pass themselves off as "movie critics," "embrace", these are usually headache inducing, screamingly boring, time wasting garbage. If I want, "human drama and degradation", then all I have to do is look out my front door. I equate a, "two thumbs up" rating, with that old Mafia custom, "the kiss of death".

    In any event, for comparison's sake, ask yourself, "was it worth sitting through "Eyes Wide Shut", just to see Nicole Kidman take her clothes off"? I'm thinkin' NOT!
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Perhaps, I will see Avtar, after all.;)
  3. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Staying Alive (Travolta), Star Trek (both movies and series) and Back to the Future (Trilogy)
  4. greeeen

    greeeen TS Rookie

    The Simpsons. It's a classic but still very funny! I love Homer, he's amazingly funny! :D
  5. simba28

    simba28 TS Rookie

    I think i would have a hard time picking my favorite movie. Not many really got me stuck into them. Just about every anime movie made though would be my favorite.

    As for TV shows my favorites are Scrubs, That 70's Show and Two and a Half Men. I also watch the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for the obvious reason that its amazingly awesome.
  6. 8bit

    8bit TS Rookie

    Must say I have recently rediscovered what a well written show M*A*S*H is.
  7. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    I never could make it through the depressing theme music to actually watch the show. But notice how none of the favorite movies are from this millenium.
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Yes, MASH, was a hit. :grinthumb
  9. ChloeK

    ChloeK TS Rookie

    I admit it may be cliche or corny given the nature of the forum but i happen to really love Chuck, perhaps one of the funniest shows I have seen in a while other than House :D
  10. djsquare1

    djsquare1 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    superbad zoolander iloveyouman
  11. djsquare1

    djsquare1 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    borat the love guru scary movie the book of eli
  12. screenblue

    screenblue TS Rookie

    LOST by far
  13. tullriles

    tullriles TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Animal House - I laugh harder every time I see it.
  14. MrsMagic

    MrsMagic TS Rookie

  15. 8bit

    8bit TS Rookie

    I seem to recall that song was called "Suicide Is Painless", it was a minor hit when charted in 1973. So, I can see your point, but for the TV show they only play the instrumental version.

    Gotta love Hooper, Subaru Brat pickup being driven backwards at 45 mph, naked chick jumping out of a birthday cake and Jan Michael Vincent ('ol Mr Airwolf),...what is that if not art? :)


    Firebird 6.6 liter



    Ode for the days before CGI effects.:approve:
  16. Python49

    Python49 TS Rookie

    favorite is the wire
  17. Sheena314

    Sheena314 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    As of right now, I really like House MD. I find the main character so funny.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,037   +2,558

    I can't "fathom", (nautical pun), the dedication to a movie that has an unhappy ending, that you already know beforehand. Meh, to each his (or her) own. :rolleyes: If you like James Cameron's work, perhaps you've seen, "Fern Gully", er, I mean "Avatar".
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Wife and I replaced Flash Foward with The Event. We'll see how long this one lasts. So far so good though.
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,037   +2,558

    Enjoy it while you can! Odds on, it'll turn into the same steaming turd that was the last season of Heroes.

    I'm sorry, pay me no mind, I'm quite bitter that my beloved "Dollhouse", was canceled.
  21. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yeah - I was a Dollhouse fan also. It's a shame what he had to do to wrap things up the second season. Funny thing is I'm a big Whedon fan, but I really disliked Buffy (except looking at her of course.)
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,037   +2,558

    Well,what I always say is this, (regarding watching "Buffy"), "come to look at Sarah Michelle Gellar, stay to look at Alyson Hannigan and Eliza Dushku"."Blonde, red, and black", I'm surprised those colors were never chosen for the American flag!

    That said, with "Dollhouse", Mr. Whedon and I were finally on the same fashion page, as it were. Witness the second season's crowning costume achievement, Eliza Dushku, in a pure white, spandex, full body leotard, now that gives credibility to a plot line. :rolleyes:
  23. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Thelma and Louise
  24. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    My Favorite Movies:

    1.) The Last Airbender
    2.) Predators
    3.)Aliens Vs. Predator(all the movies)
    5.)The Fourth Kind

    And many more! XD
  25. ipractice

    ipractice TS Rookie

    How I met your mother is my current favorite series... although it's been lacking this past season.

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