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1. Pulp Fiction
2. Ghostbusters
3. Guardians of the Galaxy.


This one is hard...I don't know if I can limit it to three, and I feel like they'd change on any given day.

Right now...

The Man with One Red Shoe
The Godfather
Sneakers


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1. Babette's Feast
2. Casablanca
3. Rear Window


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1. Rogue One
2. Django Unchained
3. Blazing Saddles


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OOOO that IS tough!

My favorite movies do tend to change from day to day,...

My all-time Favorite movies TO QUOTE DURING A GAME SESSION are:
1-Ladyhawke
2-Princess Bride
3-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4th place, Conan the Barbarian, Flash Gordon & and every OTHER cheesy 80's sci-fi and Fantasy flick you can possibly think of. ;P


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At the moment?

Arsenic and Old Lace
Hot Fuzz
Megamind


Scintillae wrote:

At the moment?

Arsenic and Old Lace
Hot Fuzz
Megamind

OK, that's cool,

1-I Like the original black and white movie of Arsenic and Old Lace, and I have been 'Dr. Einstein' in the play. (I did a passable imitation of Peter Lorry. I was 20 OK? ) ;P
2- Never actually seen Hot Fuzz, I think I'd like it? But I'd have to be in the right frame of mind for it. ('Right frame of mind'= 'Lots of alcohol') ;)
3-Megamind. Yes. That is all. One of my favorite cartoons. I also like the Megamind short that came with the DVD set, "The Big Red Button of DOOM"
:D


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Ragadolf wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

At the moment?

Arsenic and Old Lace
Hot Fuzz
Megamind

OK, that's cool,

1-I Like the original black and white movie of Arsenic and Old Lace, and I have been 'Dr. Einstein' in the play. (I did a passable imitation of Peter Lorry. I was 20 OK? ) ;P
2- Never actually seen Hot Fuzz, I think I'd like it? But I'd have to be in the right frame of mind for it. ('Right frame of mind'= 'Lots of alcohol') ;)
3-Megamind. Yes. That is all. One of my favorite cartoons. I also like the Megamind short that came with the DVD set, "The Big Red Button of DOOM"
:D

1. The only version I know of is the Cary Grant one.

2. It's hysterical even sober, imo. Extremely tight script and wonderfully quotable.


I have a hard time cementing in place a solid "top three" movie list. I guess the ones I choose change based a lot on my current mood and interests. Today my list would be this:

1. The Return of the King
2. Star Wars: A New Hope (you know, the REAL Star Wars)
3 The Wizard of Oz


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Wait...Cal...which edition of Star Wars: A New Hope? Remember when it was simply called Star Wars? Or is it the one in 1997 that added updated special effects that worked in some places and were terrible in others (Jabba was bad, the X-wings were decent but unnecessary, the explosion update was...unnecessary), changed canon (Han shot first! But not anymore...), and yet still left in a bunch of amateur mistakes ("Carrie!")? That version? Or is it the version on Disney+ where Lucas has again monkeyed with Greedo and Han's conversation?

Sorry Cal, I couldn't resist - that pedestal I talked about in the weekend thread - you just did it, albeit in a very minor way.

I was 3 when it came out in '77, and I believe it was at that point when Mom realized she had created a monster.


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Hmmm... What should I pick?

I think that for now I'd go with Mad Max: Fury Road, Thing (1982 version), and... Aliens?


Vanykrye wrote:

Wait...Cal...which edition of Star Wars: A New Hope? Remember when it was simply called Star Wars? Or is it the one in 1997 that added updated special effects that worked in some places and were terrible in others (Jabba was bad, the X-wings were decent but unnecessary, the explosion update was...unnecessary), changed canon (Han shot first! But not anymore...), and yet still left in a bunch of amateur mistakes ("Carrie!")? That version? Or is it the version on Disney+ where Lucas has again monkeyed with Greedo and Han's conversation?

Sorry Cal, I couldn't resist - that pedestal I talked about in the weekend thread - you just did it, albeit in a very minor way.

I was 3 when it came out in '77, and I believe it was at that point when Mom realized she had created a monster.

WAITAMINUTE,... What 'Carrie' are you talking about? Did they actually yell her real name at one point during filming and it got left in? And if so, HOW have I never heard it yet? O_o

I mean, I have watched the ORIGINAL original so many times (Still have that VHS set) that I have it very memorized. I used to do homework in college with it running in the other room, and I would quote every line while doing my work.
(Which might explain why it took so long for me to get my homework done?) ;P


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1. King Kong
2. King Kong
3. King Kong

Argue about the versions. GO!


Ragadolf wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Wait...Cal...which edition of Star Wars: A New Hope? Remember when it was simply called Star Wars? Or is it the one in 1997 that added updated special effects that worked in some places and were terrible in others (Jabba was bad, the X-wings were decent but unnecessary, the explosion update was...unnecessary), changed canon (Han shot first! But not anymore...), and yet still left in a bunch of amateur mistakes ("Carrie!")? That version? Or is it the version on Disney+ where Lucas has again monkeyed with Greedo and Han's conversation?

Sorry Cal, I couldn't resist - that pedestal I talked about in the weekend thread - you just did it, albeit in a very minor way.

I was 3 when it came out in '77, and I believe it was at that point when Mom realized she had created a monster.

WAITAMINUTE,... What 'Carrie' are you talking about? Did they actually yell her real name at one point during filming and it got left in? And if so, HOW have I never heard it yet? O_o

I mean, I have watched the ORIGINAL original so many times (Still have that VHS set) that I have it very memorized. I used to do homework in college with it running in the other room, and I would quote every line while doing my work.
(Which might explain why it took so long for me to get my homework done?) ;P

Yes. The scene after the Death Star explosion, when Luke is getting out of his X-wing. Mark Hamill yells "Carrie!" instead of "Leia!"

And it got left in.

Also - Empire Strikes Back...ice cave with the wampa. Sound effect of a lightsaber being turned off, but it doesn't actually happen on-screen. It not only got left in the original, but also got left in the late-90's re-release.

What I'm saying is...people on the internet yell about crap happening in both the prequels and the sequels and keep yelling about how it's all terrible except for the original trilogy...then they start yelling about Ewoks also being awful and somehow manage to act like that wasn't part of the original trilogy.

But there was some crap in the original trilogy too, and people don't seem to notice that.

Also...my half-hearted attempt to minimally defend Jar Jar: In 1980 Yoda was pretty controversial too. That's where I'll stop with that because Jar Jar is no Yoda. And there was no internet either.


Vanykrye wrote:
In 1980 Yoda was pretty controversial too.

To talk wrongly our children teach he did! Future generations, suffer will they from OSV awkwardness! The worst muppet, was he.


Scintillae wrote:

At the moment?

Arsenic and Old Lace
Hot Fuzz
Megamind

I JUST finished watching Hot Fuzz less than 24 hours ago.

Great movie.

Megamind strikes me as odd, which is no surprise considering our different mindsets.


Scintillae wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

At the moment?

Arsenic and Old Lace
Hot Fuzz
Megamind

OK, that's cool,

1-I Like the original black and white movie of Arsenic and Old Lace, and I have been 'Dr. Einstein' in the play. (I did a passable imitation of Peter Lorry. I was 20 OK? ) ;P
2- Never actually seen Hot Fuzz, I think I'd like it? But I'd have to be in the right frame of mind for it. ('Right frame of mind'= 'Lots of alcohol') ;)
3-Megamind. Yes. That is all. One of my favorite cartoons. I also like the Megamind short that came with the DVD set, "The Big Red Button of DOOM"
:D

1. The only version I know of is the Cary Grant one.

2. It's hysterical even sober, imo. Extremely tight script and wonderfully quotable.

most definitely.

I still love the other side of butterman's book.


Ragadolf wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Wait...Cal...which edition of Star Wars: A New Hope? Remember when it was simply called Star Wars? Or is it the one in 1997 that added updated special effects that worked in some places and were terrible in others (Jabba was bad, the X-wings were decent but unnecessary, the explosion update was...unnecessary), changed canon (Han shot first! But not anymore...), and yet still left in a bunch of amateur mistakes ("Carrie!")? That version? Or is it the version on Disney+ where Lucas has again monkeyed with Greedo and Han's conversation?

Sorry Cal, I couldn't resist - that pedestal I talked about in the weekend thread - you just did it, albeit in a very minor way.

I was 3 when it came out in '77, and I believe it was at that point when Mom realized she had created a monster.

WAITAMINUTE,... What 'Carrie' are you talking about? Did they actually yell her real name at one point during filming and it got left in? And if so, HOW have I never heard it yet? O_o

I mean, I have watched the ORIGINAL original so many times (Still have that VHS set) that I have it very memorized. I used to do homework in college with it running in the other room, and I would quote every line while doing my work.
(Which might explain why it took so long for me to get my homework done?) ;P

my VHS has Biggs and Rogue 9's autograph on it.

I need to meet WEDGE so I can get his autograph.

And of course Gold Leader.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Wait...Cal...which edition of Star Wars: A New Hope? Remember when it was simply called Star Wars? Or is it the one in 1997 that added updated special effects that worked in some places and were terrible in others (Jabba was bad, the X-wings were decent but unnecessary, the explosion update was...unnecessary), changed canon (Han shot first! But not anymore...), and yet still left in a bunch of amateur mistakes ("Carrie!")? That version? Or is it the version on Disney+ where Lucas has again monkeyed with Greedo and Han's conversation?

Sorry Cal, I couldn't resist - that pedestal I talked about in the weekend thread - you just did it, albeit in a very minor way.

I was 3 when it came out in '77, and I believe it was at that point when Mom realized she had created a monster.

WAITAMINUTE,... What 'Carrie' are you talking about? Did they actually yell her real name at one point during filming and it got left in? And if so, HOW have I never heard it yet? O_o

I mean, I have watched the ORIGINAL original so many times (Still have that VHS set) that I have it very memorized. I used to do homework in college with it running in the other room, and I would quote every line while doing my work.
(Which might explain why it took so long for me to get my homework done?) ;P

Yes. The scene after the Death Star explosion, when Luke is getting out of his X-wing. Mark Hamill yells "Carrie!" instead of "Leia!"

And it got left in.

Also - Empire Strikes Back...ice cave with the wampa. Sound effect of a lightsaber being turned off, but it doesn't actually happen on-screen. It not only got left in the original, but also got left in the late-90's re-release.

What I'm saying is...people on the internet yell about crap happening in both the prequels and the sequels and keep yelling about how it's all terrible except for the original trilogy...then they start yelling about Ewoks also being awful and somehow manage to act like that wasn't...

I think I have already spoken about my issues with the ugly parts of the Star Wars fanbase elsewhere. I love what I love, dislike what I dislike, and keep it civil on the whole. I also try to point out problems, as above with issues with Ewoks and Yoda and such.

I have VERY vague memories of a contingent of the fanbase not liking the fact that he was on sesame street or something like that.


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I love Ewoks! I watched every episode of the show they had.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Wait...Cal...which edition of Star Wars: A New Hope? Remember when it was simply called Star Wars? Or is it the one in 1997 that added updated special effects that worked in some places and were terrible in others (Jabba was bad, the X-wings were decent but unnecessary, the explosion update was...unnecessary), changed canon (Han shot first! But not anymore...), and yet still left in a bunch of amateur mistakes ("Carrie!")? That version? Or is it the version on Disney+ where Lucas has again monkeyed with Greedo and Han's conversation?

Sorry Cal, I couldn't resist - that pedestal I talked about in the weekend thread - you just did it, albeit in a very minor way.

I was 3 when it came out in '77, and I believe it was at that point when Mom realized she had created a monster.

heh. I didn't care for the "upgrades" they did in later releases. They were nice eye candy, but that's really about it. I was 13 when Star Wars was released and I saw it twelve times that summer, then when it hit the drive-in that fall I saw it 6 more times. It's a beautifully flawed movie but I love it just the way it is.


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Hey, You gotta like what you gotta like.

I like Star Wars. Flaws and all.

I also like Star Trek.

(Hey, it's the 21st century, it's allowed to like both.)

I also like a lot of the same, old, cheesy 80's movies I liked when I was a teenager.

So sue me. You cant get blood out of a turnip.
;)


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My mother thought that I would be awed by space ships zooming around and lasers. Because I was 3 in 1977. What she didn't bank on was me being able to quote the movie nearly verbatim after one showing...then taking me again...and then pawning me off on someone else to take me again...and again...and again...

What I find great right now is my cousin's son is about 4. He can give me the back story on any character I pull out of any of the 10 movies, plus Rebels, plus Clone Wars, plus the latest series, plus a few from other sources he couldn't possibly have access to. And it doesn't matter if the character only shows up in one scene. He knows it.


Mike Resnick died.


I've just never really been into Star Wars. shrug


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I'm a casual fan of everything.

It really annoys superfans of stuff.


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Vanykrye wrote:

My mother thought that I would be awed by space ships zooming around and lasers. Because I was 3 in 1977. What she didn't bank on was me being able to quote the movie nearly verbatim after one showing...then taking me again...and then pawning me off on someone else to take me again...and again...and again...

What I find great right now is my cousin's son is about 4. He can give me the back story on any character I pull out of any of the 10 movies, plus Rebels, plus Clone Wars, plus the latest series, plus a few from other sources he couldn't possibly have access to. And it doesn't matter if the character only shows up in one scene. He knows it.

Cool,... Young nerds FTW!

He doesn't need to have ACCESS to it, they just absorb it through osmosis now. ;P

I WAS awed by the laser-swords and spaceships zooming around.
Fun fact, Star Wars was the FIRST Non-G (PG) movie I was allowed to see. And my mom only let me see it because my Aunt had already seen it, and assured her that it was OK for me to see.
:)


captain yesterday wrote:

I'm a casual fan of everything.

It really annoys superfans of stuff.

Heh, I knew we had something in common. :)

Besides, you know, loitering around Paizo threads making occasionally witty remarks. ;P


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Either I lost taste for Camembert or this piece I bought is meh. (not bad, just unimpressive)


Drejk wrote:
Either I lost taste for Camembert or this piece I bought is meh. (not bad, just unimpressive)

I had to Google that. It's a cheese?


Drejk wrote:

Mike Resnick died. [/QUOTE

That name sounds familiar, who was Mike Resnick?


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Ragadolf wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I'm a casual fan of everything.

It really annoys superfans of stuff.

Heh, I knew we had something in common. :)

Besides, you know, loitering around Paizo threads making occasionally witty remarks. ;P

Witty, me? No, I think you have me confused with someone else.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I'm a casual fan of everything.

It really annoys superfans of stuff.

Heh, I knew we had something in common. :)

Besides, you know, loitering around Paizo threads making occasionally witty remarks. ;P

Witty, me? No, I think you have me confused with someone else.

I did say occasionally,... ;)


Dizzydoo42 wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Mike Resnick died.
That name sounds familiar, who was Mike Resnick?

I'm not ashamed to admit it. I had to google it too. Sci-Fi & Fantasy author.

Turns out there are quite a few books in my 'eventually get around to reading' list by him.

Checked out his Wikipedia entry, he was,... very prolific. O_o


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I thought it was the singer of the Goo Goo Dolls.


captain yesterday wrote:
I thought it was the singer of the Goo Goo Dolls.

Had to look that up. Wow. Close. John Rzeznik.


Dizzydoo42 wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Mike Resnick died. [/QUOTE

That name sounds familiar, who was Mike Resnick?

.

The singer for the Goo Goo Dolls.


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Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I thought it was the singer of the Goo Goo Dolls.
Had to look that up. Wow. Close. John Rzeznik.

My first thought whenever someone says someone died is "what band were they in?"

I blame rap music.


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Gods help me. The new puppy is up to 9 miles a day. What have I gotten myself into?


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Ragadolf wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Either I lost taste for Camembert or this piece I bought is meh. (not bad, just unimpressive)
I had to Google that. It's a cheese?

Yes

*sigh*

*note to self: if I ever end in USA, don't waste time hoping to get a half-decent cheese*


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Drejk wrote:
Mike Resnick died.

Bummer. :-(


1. Patton
2. Braveheart
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Among others. :D


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We have some half-decent cheeses. Vermont cheddars, for example. Or the products of the Sartori family in Wisconsin.


Drejk wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Either I lost taste for Camembert or this piece I bought is meh. (not bad, just unimpressive)
I had to Google that. It's a cheese?

Yes

*sigh*

*note to self: if I ever end in USA, don't waste time hoping to get a half-decent cheese*

Heh. Sorry pal, but a good sharp cheddar or a nice Gouda is considered 'good-to-great' by my so-called palate. ;)

Before my NO-carb diet, a glass of red wine (type varied) and a sharp cheddar and I called it a nice dinner.
(A GREAT dinner if I added a nice grilled steak) :D


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Heh. My Strange Aeons group

Strange Aeons:
still hasn't regained their memories. Last session, they did some magical scouting-at-a-distance, followed by a consultation with the Akashic record to figure out exactly what was in the complex they were considering assaulting.

"You know..." one of the players says after they learn what they're up against, "amnesia isn't so bad. We could just learn to live with it."

Vigorous nods of agreement around the table.


quibblemuch wrote:

Heh. My Strange Aeons group

** spoiler omitted **

HAH! Nice!

:)


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It's a fun campaign. A lot of the challenges are overwhelming, if faced head-on with traditional hack-slash-burn tactics. I mean, they're dealing with Lovecraftian eldritch horrors.

Fortunately, my group is smart. They realized a while back that they need to be very goal-focused. Is the goal to gank all the monsters, or is it to get the one thing they REALLY need and then run like hell, hoping to hang onto the shreds of their sanity (and flesh)?


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I would love to be a part of that group!


Thats great.
It is difficult to get players heads out of the 'Slash/kill/burn & loot the bodies' mode of RPG sometimes. (MOST of the times)

And I include myself in that number. Once you get past 1st lvl or so, (You know, where you can get hit by a dagger and NOT insta-die!) everything starts to look like Extra XP,... ;)

Sounds like you have a good group. Enjoy! :)


Vanykrye wrote:

My mother thought that I would be awed by space ships zooming around and lasers. Because I was 3 in 1977. What she didn't bank on was me being able to quote the movie nearly verbatim after one showing...then taking me again...and then pawning me off on someone else to take me again...and again...and again...

What I find great right now is my cousin's son is about 4. He can give me the back story on any character I pull out of any of the 10 movies, plus Rebels, plus Clone Wars, plus the latest series, plus a few from other sources he couldn't possibly have access to. And it doesn't matter if the character only shows up in one scene. He knows it.

Sounds like a certain Baron I know.

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