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10 Movies I've seen over & over & over...
(August 24, 2010)
These are probably underestimated:
1) Total Recall (16)
2) Roman Holiday (20)
3) Goonies (30)
4) Princess Bride (28)
5) Adventures of Robin Hood (15)
6) Tommy Boy (10)
7) Anastasia (25)
8) Mulan (25)
9) Star Wars (IV,V,VI) (12)
10) Con Air (19)

Favorite Movie Genre: Good Ol' Classics
I adore old films and some not so old. From stars like Katharine Hepburn to Fred Astaire, there are tons of must see classics. My favorite period of classics are from the early 1930s when talkies were new and different and everyone had to learn how to work with sound. Most of these were made a little bit later but all before 1960.

Le Million (1931)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Funny Face (1957)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
The Quiet Man (1952)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Easter Parade (1948)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Holiday (1938)

What were the last 10 movies you've watched?
(October 21, 2009)
Drag Me To Hell
Stage Door
Le Million
They Live
Drop Dead Fred
OSS 117
Trouble The Waters




10 Movies I've seen over & over & over (in no particular order)
(November 10, 2010)

1. Yellow Submarine (more than 70…)
2. A Hard Day's Night (35)
3. Howl's Moving Castle (11)
4. Blade Runner (20)
5. Persepolis (8)
6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (17)
7. Blast from the Past (9)
8. Toy Story (23)
9. There Will Be Blood (10)
10. Army of Shadows (7)




10 Movies I've seen a buhgillion times (in no particular order)

1. The Departed
2. Clueless
3. Blade Runner
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5. Let the Right One In
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7. The Little Mermaid
8. The Shining
9. Wicker Park
10. Silence of the Lambs




Favorite Genre: Disney Animated
1) Aladdin (1992)
2) The Lion King (1994)
3) The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
4) Toy Story (1995)
5) Beauty and the Beast (1991)
6) Finding Nemo (2003)
7) Up (2009)
8) Peter Pan (1953)
9) WALL•E (2008)
10) James and the Giant Peach (1996)

What were the last 10 movies you've watched?
(November 10, 2009)
The Ugly Truth
Adventures in Babysitting
Hope Floats
Paranormal Activity
Remember the Titans
10 Things I Hate About You
American Gangster
The Shining




Favorite Genre: Heists (and Heists Gone Wrong)
1) All the President’s Men (1976)
2) Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
3) Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
4) Heist (2001)
5) JCVD (2008)
6) Ladykillers (1955)
7) Rififi (1955)
8) Sneakers (1992)
9) Thief (1981)
10) Wild Bunch (1969)

What were the last 10 movies you've watched?
(November 17, 2009)
Blood, Sweat and Gears
Son of Rambow
Fast and Furious
The Class
Whatever Works
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Sunshine Cleaning
Taking of Pelham 123




Ten Overlooked Deadpan Comedies

Eldorado (Belgium)
The Man Without a Past (Finland)
Gigante (Argentina)
The Hole (Taiwan)
Unknown Pleasures (China)
Last Life in the Universe (Thailand/Japan)
Syndromes and a Century (Thailand)
Visioneers (USA)
Down by Law (USA)
Ghost World (USA)

What were the last 10 movies you've watched?
(November 24, 2009)
Man Without a Past
Kabei: Our Mother
Encounters at the End of the World
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974
The Garden
Food Inc.
Peeping Tom
Treeless Mountain




"Revenge is a dish best served often."
Top 10 Revenge/Retribution Films

Note: Super pleasant rape-revenge movies (ex. "I Spit On Your Grave" (HOR), "Irreversible" (FRE)) have been willfully omitted.

In no particular order:
1) Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy ("Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," "Oldboy," and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance") (KOR)
2) "Moby Dick" (CLA)
3) "Brick" (GEN)
4) "Revanche" (AST)
5) "Munyurangabo" (AFR)
6) "Ofelas" (Pathfinder) (N/A)
7) "Hamlet" (RUS)
8) "Save the Green Planet!" (KOR)
9) "Straw Dogs" (GEN)
10) "The Virgin Spring" (SWE)

Honorable Mentions: "Dead Man's Shoes" (BRI), "Freaks" (B), "The Man Who Would Be King" (CLA), "The Proposition" (AUS).

What were the last 10 movies you've watched?
(December 1, 2009)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Withnail and I
Men Who Stare At Goats
Star Trek
Woman In the Dunes
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Out for Justice
Man With a Movie Camera
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind





10 movies that I re-watch repeatedly, repeatedly:
(August 16, 2011)

1) Blade Runner (SF)
2) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (ST)
3) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (ST)
4) Aliens (SF)
5) Amandla! A revolution in four part harmony (DOC)
6) Twister (GEN)
7) Jurassic Park (SF)
8) Stander (INT)
9) A Goofy Movie (ANI)
10) Blazing Saddles (COM)





10  movies I've seen over and over (and over and over...):
(June 16, 2010)
1) Batman ('89)
2) Die Hard
3) Lethal Weapon
4) Little Mermaid (and Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
5) Live and Let Die (and, for that matter, practically all of the Bond movies)
6) Mad Max (and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior)
7) Metropolis ('27)
8) Nosferatu ('22)
9) Princess Bride
10) Star Wars: A New Hope

Favorite Movie Genre: Guilty Pleasures
(January 26, 2010)
Movies (and two TV series) that didn't necessarily do too well or that other people roll their eyes at, but that I rather enjoyed.

1) Anaconda
2) A Boy and His Dog
3) Darkman
4) Equilibrium
5) The Fifth Element
6) Hudson Hawk
7) Josie and the Pussycats
8) Mars Attacks
9) Streetfighter
10) Xena: Warrior Princess (and Hercules)

What were the last 10 movies you've watched?
(October 6, 2009)
Crank 2
The Fall
Monsters Vs. Aliens
Phineas & Ferb
Road House
State of Play
Waltz with Bashir

(click to see what some of our past employee's lists:2009, 2010)

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