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Which movie do you like best?

Twelve Monkeys
4 (21.1%)
Snakes on a Plane
0 (0%)
The Shining
6 (31.6%)
Edward Scissorhands
3 (15.8%)
Nightmare Before Christmas
6 (31.6%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: October 30, 2007, 05:13:43 PM

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on: October 24, 2007, 05:13:43 PM
I pick the flims from my list randomly, but this week they seem to have a Halloween theme...

Also, you'll note the poll choices are now Amazon links.  If you happen to want to buy one of the DVDs, a little of the money goes to the pod.  So if it's something you wanted to buy anyway, it's a painless way to donate.



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Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 06:42:46 PM
oh man it's really difficult this week, I have seen everythign except Snakes on a Plane and love them all.  Can I vote for 3 movies? ;)

Well after much hemming and hawing I decided on goign with Nightmare before Christmas.  It' the only movie I collect memorabilia from on the list.  I have several of the toys from the original release, most of the Disney Beanies, Snow globes, Bedside Lamp, desk set etc.  I also enjoyed the two other movies made in this style I can think of off hand, James and the Giant Peach and The Corpse Bride. 

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Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 07:32:03 PM
I also enjoyed the two other movies made in this style I can think of off hand, James and the Giant Peach and The Corpse Bride. 

The style name you're looking for is, "Completely and unashamedly ripping off Edward Gorey".

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Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 08:28:19 PM
The two I'm stuck between are just such totally different movies.  Ilike them for different reasons.  I'll have to look at it again tomorrow.



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Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 11:19:30 PM
I also enjoyed the two other movies made in this style I can think of off hand, James and the Giant Peach and The Corpse Bride. 

The style name you're looking for is, "Completely and unashamedly ripping off Edward Gorey".


as a fan of Gorey I don't really see it.  Especially with James and the Giant Peach.  I meant the style of animation anyways, not Burton's style.  Calling Burton's film style a rip off of Edward Gorey means you also have to call JTHM and Lenore rip offs of Edward Gorey.


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Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 10:52:28 AM
Haven´t seen The Sining or Snakes on a Plane and Twelve Monkeys bored me because I got the ending very early in the film and spent the rest of it just waiting for it to be confirmed.

I went with Nightmare. Don´t care whether its derivative of someone else´s style or not, it was still great. Plus Danny Elfman was singing and I love Danny Elfman.

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Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 04:19:22 PM
I think I'll sit this week out.  I haven't seen the Shining or Snakes on a Plane.  I really liked the other three.


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Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 06:50:09 PM
No contest because I've only seen Edward Scissorhands. I have a poster of him in my room. No interest in Snakes on a Plane and I wasn't allowed to see The Nightmare Before Christmas when I was a kid.

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Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 06:51:09 PM
No contest because I've only seen Edward Scissorhands. I have a poster of him in my room. No interest in Snakes on a Plane and I wasn't allowed to see The Nightmare Before Christmas when I was a kid.

Why? It fits pretty solidly into the P of the G's category of MPAA rating.


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Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007, 06:06:41 PM
Y'know, I have to go with Snakes on a Plane because I have good memories attached to it -- the internet buildup, seeing it with friends, quoting lines, blogging about it...  things you like are sometimes shaped by what happens around them.  Like, for example, I like The Frighteners because of the memories I have around it, not just because it's a pretty decent movie.  The same with The Girl Next Door.

The theater erupted into cheers when Samuel L Jackson said That Line, even though it was shoehorned in and really didn't fit with the character's general aura of calm.  But I still liked the movie.

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Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007, 08:00:49 PM
I have to go with Snakes on a Plane

And yet, there still are no votes for Snakes on a Plane?!?

I was very curious how this one would do.  The movie got so much pre-release attention based on the name alone.  As Steve said in one of his intros - just from the name you know if it's the kind of flim you want to see or not.  Personally, I'm solidly in the "not" category.  Okay, so we have a nonsense premise that promises to take itself too seriously, and offer no characterization or plot to speak of.  Why would I want to see this again?

I put it in the virtual hat just to see if anybody actually thought it lived up to the hype, and was willing to list it among their favorite flims...