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Pampered Chef: Movie Night: What's Your Favorite?

  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I can't pick a favorite movie, but I can get it narrowed down to about ten.

    Our local PBS station is running The Magnificent Seven right now. Not only is it a great movie, it features Elmer Bernstein's brilliant score. I'd have to say that the theme to this movie is one of the best all-time movie themes.

    Of course, if you're a certain age, it makes you think "Marlboro" but I don't care. It's still a great piece of music!
     
  2. AnnieBee

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    Hmmm, also too many to pick a favourite, but off the top of my head near the top are The Shawshank Redemption (and probably almost anything else with Morgan Freeman!) and Dead Poets Society. Robert Sean Leonard and Robin Williams were soooo good in that. Oh, and Oh Brother Where Art Thou was creative and a great comedy, along with a great soundtrack too.
     
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  3. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Did you know that Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? is a modern retelling of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey?
     
  4. cwinter474

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    I love a good suspense, mystery, drama and chick flicks.

    Mirror has Two Faces, What Lies Beneath, Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls, Under the Tuscan Sun, GI Jane, Jagged Edge, The Notebook, Runaway Bride, Pretty Woman, My Best Friends Wedding are just a few of my favorites. I do not like the what I think is stupid comedy like the Airplane movies, or Cheech and Chong movies, or horror movies like the Freddies or Jason movies. And I hate movies where the "F" word is used constantly.

    We used to own a video rental store for 6yrs, and I managed a store for 8yrs before that so I have seen ALOT of movies in my time.
     
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  5. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I love movies and my favorites list changes....I think I have a commitment phobia! LOL

    I personally love Dangerous Liasons, Death to Smoochy, The Notebook and Something about Mary, Pride and Prejudice, Amadeus....
     
  6. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I forgot Beautiful Mind, Pi and Anger Management....
     
  7. AnnieBee

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    Yep!

    And it was probably one of the few George Clooney movies where he didn't seem as though he was playing the same old character with a different name. You actually forgot it was him.

    "I'm a Dapper Dan man..."

    So many great scenes in that one...
     
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  8. chefcharity

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    The Curious Life of Benjamin Button (or something to that effect) was really good!
     
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  9. Geekgirl69

    Geekgirl69 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Two of my favorites are The Great Escape and The Shining but I know there are more I can't think of right now.
     
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  10. whiteyteresa

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    Your, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda

    I LOVE this movie with all of my heart

    :chef:
     
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  11. dkitten13

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    I'm not a big movie person but LOVE "A Perfect Murder"!
     
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  12. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    The best movie ever is Casablanca.

    My top ten list might read (tonight, anyway) in no particular order...

    1. Casablanca
    2. The Magnificent Seven
    3. The Quiet Man
    4. Blazing Saddles
    5. Tom Jones
    6. His Girl Friday
    7. Bringing Up Baby
    8. Roman Holiday
    9. To Have and Have Not
    10. The Philadelphia Story
    11. Citizen Kane
    12. It's a Wonderful Life
    13. To Kill a Mockingbird
    14. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    15. Fantasia
    16. Shane
    17. Charade
    18. Airplane!
    19. The Apartment
    20. It's a Gift

    ;)

    Honorable Mentions:
    Star Wars
    How To Murder Your Wife
    Mr. Roberts
    People Will Talk
    City Slickers
     
  13. chefsteph07

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    I think my favorite movie of all time is Bringing up Baby w/ Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. I have seen it prob 40 times! Everytime it's on AMC I'm there.

    I also love Hitchcock movies.

    And movies w/ a twist. I think my fave movie w/ a twist was Primal Fear w/ Ed Norton and Richard Gere.
     
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  14. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    I'm with you on Hitchcock. Top of the list, of course, is Psycho but right up there has to be North by Northwest, Rear Window and Vertigo.
     
  15. chefsteph07

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    My fave Hitchcock movie is North by Northwest. I just love Cary Grant anyway...
     
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  16. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    Ol' Archie Leach was a great actor! He was great in the screwball comedies like Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story and His Girl Friday. I also really liked To Catch a Thief and Arsenic and Old Lace.
     
  17. Crystal Patton

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    I can't pick ONE movie either - we have over 500 DVD's and VHS. A few that come to mind: A Knghts Tale, Four Weddings & A Funeral, Housesitter, Deep Impact, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, Empire of the Sun, Young Guns. OK I'll stop now. :)
     
  18. Crystal Patton

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    Oh and Anne of a Thousand Days
     
  19. Gina M

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    I love Shawshank Redemption - everytime it's on I have to stop and watch it. Good Fellas is right up there as well - extremely violent but I like the fact it's based on a true story. Sixteen Candles - takes me back to being 16 (Molly Ringwald and I are the same age:). Love Actually - I watch this every year before Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life - have watched this every year since I was a kid and I still tear up each and every time! Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias - love the acting and major tearjerkers. I used to work in a movie theatre in high school and I've always loved going to the movies.
     
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  20. raebates

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    KG and I share a lot of the same favorites. I'd need to rearrange the list a bit and add Return to Me and The Bishop's Wife. Return to Me is written and directed by Bonnie Hunt. It's full of great actors. It's just a good movie. The Bishop's Wife is Cary Grant at his best. He certainly was a charmer.

    Also, I've never seen Citizen Kane, so in all fairness I'd have to remove it from the list. I keep thinking I need to rent it. I've probably seen most of it because I've seen so many different clips, but I know I need to see the whole thing.



    If you get the Bringing Up Baby DVD, there is a great special on the life of Cary Grant. It's great.
     
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  21. etteluap70PC

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    Well being a kid of the 70's at the top of my list is Star Wars. I actually saw the original at the drive in summer of 1977! Wow it was awesome! Set me up for a lifetime love of space action movies.

    I do have some classics on my list though, here are some of my faves...
    Your's mine and ours
    7 brides for 7 brothers
    The Notebook (I bawl like a baby every time I watch it. DH hates it that I do this so I watch it without him)
    Anne Of Green Gables (Not really a movie but made for TV)
    Towering Inferno
    Wizard of OZ (As a child I would always watch these with my great Aunt. We lived in the same house. It is a special memory I will allways treasure!)
    Sound of music "" ""
    All the Lord of the rings movies
    Superman 1 & 2 with Christopher Reeves
    Jaws
    All even # Star Treks
    all the X-Men movies
    Just about anything with Harrison Ford
    Just about anything with Morgan Freeman
    (I always remember him from his "electric company" days)
    Just about anything with Drew Barrymore

    I will think of more but it's a start...

    Forgot:
    Back to the future
    Top Gun
    Dirty Dancing
     
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  22. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    Rae, you might agree with me that the original The Bishop's Wife surpasses the remake - as do the original versions of Sabrina and Father of the Bride. I do like Steve Martin, though, and I tip my hat to Roxanne which wasn't a remake of Jose Ferrar's brilliant Cyrano de Bergerac as much as it was a retelling of the story, set in modern times.

    "Prince, pray God that is Lord of all,
    Pardon your soul, for your time has come,
    Beat, pass! I fling you aslant, asprawl,
    Then as I end the refrain, thrust home!"

    Somehow, I wish I could shoehorn Young Frankenstein and The Lady in Red into my list. I like Gene Wilder (when he isn't overacting, as he did in The Producers) and the Richard Prior-Gene Wilder vehicle Silver Streak is an enjoyable romp, albeit not a classic.
     
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  23. caraighan

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    We go to the movies all the time... we've seen a lot of good movies and a lot of bad movies! Yesterday we watched Angels and Demons. It didn't hold my attention real well but it did have a twist at the end.

    Some of my favorites are A Blast From the Past with Brendan Frasier and Fools Rush In with Selma Hayek. I love the part where her brothers take him out to the desert to hunt rattlesnakes and he ends up in a cactus! It's hilarious.

    My all time favorite musicals are The King and I with Yul Brynner and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
     
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  24. caraighan

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    The Wizard of OZ --- OMG --- a few years ago when it came out on the big screen again, my husband and I went to see it! It was soooo much fun watching it on the big screen!!! It was one of those where the audience booo'd or yeah'd... so much fun!
     
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  25. caraighan

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    Love Silver Streak! I found the DVD at a yard sale for $1!!! I snapped it up!
     
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  26. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    I doubt that Seven Brides for Seven Brothers could be made today as it is as far from politically correct as Hollywood has ever gotten...not to mention, it would be awfully difficult to cast the Howard Keel part.

    What a voice!

    Did you like Kiss Me Kate? Howard Keel's booming voice carries both movies. (In contrast to James Whitmore singing Brush Up Your Shakespeare.) Bob Fosse performed a back flip in his dance number that caught the critics' eye, before he became the noted choreographer.

    (The stage play of Kiss Me Kate was inspired by the backstage bickering of Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontaine, the First Couple of the American Theater. Some of the songs from the show were tamed for the movie because the lyrics were considered too baudy.)
     
  27. caraighan

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    Loved Kiss Me Kate!!! Howard Keel... great voice!

    I also love ANY movie with Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby... the tap dancer... I can't believe that I can't remember his name!!!

    and what about the old Red Skelton movies??? Whatever happened to them? I can't even remember the names but I remember one where he was a diamond cutter at a jewelry store... it seems they had suspense and comedy all in one!
     
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  28. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    Fred Astaire (tsk, tsk) danced in a room that rotated so he could dance on the ceiling in Royal Wedding.

    Red Skelton had a version of it in The Yellow Cab Man called "The Hangover Room." A room was constructed so the ceiling and floor were vertical. After a drunk passed out, he (Skelton) was tossed into the room. Of course, he wakes up, lying on the wall. The entire scene is a scream as the poor slob tries to pull himself back to the floor.
     
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  29. EpTxGuy

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    Field Of Dreams
    Funny Girl
    My Fair Lady
    Bells Are Ringing (or any movie with Judy Holiday)
    West Side Story
    The Producers
    Gone With The Wind
    Adam's Rib (and not just for Judy Holiday)
    Holiday Inn
    The Little Mermaid
     
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  30. pamperedlinda

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    I will watch these movies everytime they are on:

    Gone with the Wind
    Shawshank Redemption
    October Sky
    Simon Birch
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Dirty Dancing
    Rudy
    I love the old Hollywood movies too
    And, of course, any and all Elvis movies ;)
     
  31. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    Last night, I was trying to think of a war movie that I always liked, too, and it just popped into my head.

    Twelve O'Clock High, another outstanding Gregory Peck performance.
     
  32. rennea

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    Some of my favorite movies are:

    Under the Tuscan Sun
    All the "Ocean" movies
    Color Purple
    Crash
    Heathers
    Tristan & Isolde
    The Other's
    Old School
    The Great Outdoors

    Strange mix I know:blushing:
     
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  33. raebates

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    I agree on The Bishop's Wife and Father of the Bride. I hate to say it, but I actually prefer the remake of Sabrina. Part of it, though is that I could see the pretty girl falling for Harrison Ford but never Bogie.

    Young Frankenstein is absolutely a classic. I can't hear Puttin' on the Ritz without hearing Peter Boyle's monster echoing in my head.

    And maybe she was talking about Gene Kelly. As much as I liked Fred Astaire, I'd choose Gene Kelly as the better tap dancer.
     
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  34. Gina M

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    Linda - I love October Sky, Simon Birch and Rudy as well - they make me well up everytime. I love the music of Rudy - so inspirational!
     
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  35. caraighan

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    We just got back from the movies. We watched The Soloist. It was wonderful!
     
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  36. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Ish Bogie's schlight lishp. Ish getsh 'em every time.

    FRONKenschteen! FRONKenschteen! (And who could ever forget Marty Feldman doing EYE-gore, with the moving hump?)

    Astaire...Kelly...hmm...tough call. Donald O'Conner was no slouch either when it comes to dancing. You know who else was a terrific hoofer? Cagney. Yankee Doodle Dandy was one of his best films, IMHO.
     
  37. susanr613

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    Reading everyone else's posts reminded me of some great movies...here are my faves

    Gone with the Wind
    Amadeus
    Independence Day (even after 9/11)
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Sound of Music
    Ferris Buellers Day off
    Star Wars - A New Hope (#4 of the series and the first SW movie)
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Rain Man
    Mars Attacks!
     
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  38. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    The new Star Trek movie was great too! We saw it last weekend. They did an awesome job on casting!
     
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  39. KellyCooks

    KellyCooks Novice Member Gold Member

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    It's so hard to choose! Some of my favorites:

    A Knight's Tale
    Love Actually
    The American President
    Bull Durham
    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    IQ
    The Untouchables
    When Harry Met Sally

    Kelly
     
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  40. jkinak

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    Here are some of mine:

    Valley Girl
    Sixteen Candles
    The Untouchables
    Field of Dreams
    Bull Durham
    Almost Famous
    Blue Hawaii (my mother's influence!)
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Grease
    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Uncle Buck

    Quite a weird list!
     
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