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post #1 of 29
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This thread will be used to announce 2 movie picks every week starting today and every seven days after. This week's movies will be:

Big Fish (Selected by Ryan/Hydroaxe)

and

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Selected by Ariana/pinkdaisy226)


General Guidelines
  • Ryan always picks a movie.
  • The co-host/hostess picks exactly what he/she wants.
  • Movie selections do not have to be new releases.
  • Anyone planning on participating is encouraged to make suggestions.
  • In general, the viewing window will be Friday, and Saturday, but those who need to watch the movie earlier in the week due to their schedules can do so.
  • If most of us decide to watch a certain movie on the same night, the co-host/hostess can choose which movie to watch first.
  • We can even loosely agree on a time if we like.
  • Some of us will also be communicating with Yahoo IM during movie time, so feel free to add people to your list from the member profiles.
  • After the movies are seen, the co-host/hostess chooses someone else to be the next co-host/hostess, preferably someone who participated in watching at least one of the previous week’s movies.
  • Here is the link to the discussion thread.

    NOTE: The main purpose of this thread is just for announcing and allowing people to have a quick view of the picks without having to sort through pages of replies to the announcement, so there's no need to reply. If you have any questions you can pm me. Any changes that need to be done will be edited in here.
post #2 of 29
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Okay, this week's movies are:

The Graduate (my pick as suggested by someone)
The graduate is about a young man who, (guess what) graduates from college and then doesn't know what to do with his life. Apparently he fools around with the mother of his love interest named Mrs. Robbinson. Is this what inspired the song "Mrs. Robbinson"? I've never seen this movie at all, so walking in cold on this one.

Cats and Dogs (picked by Ali01228/Beth)
This movie is about the secret rivalry between cats and dogs. I've never seen it either, but I've heard that some of the CG work is impressive and that the movie is fun, so we will see.

NOTE: Here's the link to the movie discussion thread: Movie Nite at The Cat Siteâ„¢ Discussions There's a few of us who will be watching this Friday.
post #3 of 29
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This week's movies are:

American Graffiti (Deb25's pick)

George Lucas made this movie so it is a movie is a lot like Star Wars, except nobody is in space, there aren't any appearances by Stormtroopers, Darth Vader
and wait... Hey!!! This isn't like Star Wars at all!!!

Gone With the Wind (sort of everyone's pick )

Everyone knows the plot of this movie. A disgruntled cheese factory worker plans and executes the most fiendish plot to get back at his co-workers for the nasty things they have done to him over the years. Editor's Note: Get your cheese flavored popcorn ready ahead of time because you won't want to stop this rollercoaster ride for a second!

Here is a link to The Cat Lounge discussion thread Movie Nite at The Cat Siteâ„¢ for this week.
post #4 of 29
I hate to ruin the movie if you haven't seen it, but apparently the South left the Union over cheese-flavored things.

Look for Rhett Butler's now-famous line, "Frankly, my dear, I will not share my cheese."

As for America Graffiti, "Where were you in '62?" <--- the original ad line, look carefully for all the now-famous people. It's a blast! Can't wait to discuss these films!
post #5 of 29
im making my own movie of the night!
tomorrow night its titanic!
post #6 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deb25
I hate to ruin the movie if you haven't seen it, but apparently the South left the Union over cheese-flavored things.

Look for Rhett Butler's now-famous line, "Frankly, my dear, I will not share my cheese."

As for America Graffiti, "Where were you in '62?" <--- the original ad line, look carefully for all the now-famous people. It's a blast! Can't wait to discuss these films!

I can hardly wait!
post #7 of 29
intersting, but they're all serious movies... how abut a light comedy for a selection? maybe "spaceballs"
post #8 of 29
Oh, if we are going to do Mel Brooks, it would have to be Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
post #9 of 29
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I remember Spaceballs. I've never seen Blazing Saddles though and would like to see it. I saw young Frakenstein. That's with Gene Wilder.
post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
I've never seen Blazing Saddles though and would like to see it. I saw young Frakenstein. That's with Gene Wilder.
Blazing Saddles is one of my all-time favorites. Gene Wilder is in it, too. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
post #11 of 29
ohhh its twue its twue...

I love blazing saddles
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
ohhh its twue its twue...

I love blazing saddles
post #13 of 29
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Well I saw Gone With the Wind last night and really enjoyed it. Scarlet O'Hara was quite the feisty little character and despite the fact that the movie was around four hours, it didn't seem too long to me at all, but for me, more of a good ting is always appreciated. It's hard to believe that the picture quality and color could stand up since 1939, but there it was. Some of the scenes were still amazing, like the fire. Scarlet was irrisitable when she was being cute, and ummmm... she looked hot in all those different dresses, but geez did her character ever manipulate people a lot.

I really liked a lot of the other characters too including Mammy, and the too good to be true Melanie (Melly, Milly?) She was a sweetheart all along and I wonder what she would have told Rhett if he had stayed long enough to visit her on her death bed. Rhett was pretty funny. He always had a good comeback to whatever Scarlet said. As for Tara, the house Scarlet had rebuilt there was breathtaking at every angle. I am going to be watching this movie again before I return it.

I never saw this movie before, but of course, I'm familiar with Rhett's last line in the movie. I thought the end would be more depressing because of knowing that line, but found some hope in what Scarlet said, so I was glad about that. Otherwise, I was afraid it would end as cold as The Age of Innocence or Washington Square. So, what are everyone else's views on Gone With the Wind?
post #14 of 29
I adore the character of Mammy in this movie. She is on to all Scarlets tricks but keeps her mouth shut. Scarlet irritated me so much by stealing the men and always wanting what she couldn't have but she did do wonderful things as well.

The war scene always makes me tear up when she sees all the wounded soldiers.
post #15 of 29
I belive it is one of the finest, most classic movies ever made. What is really fascinating is to read the book on how the movie was made and the search for Scarlett back in 1939.
post #16 of 29
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Oh... this is where I posted. I thought I was going nuts. I meant to post this in the discussion thread. I'll put it there.
post #17 of 29
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(Slection for the week of March 30th to April 2nd. We'll just be watching one movie this week.)

Like I said, this week's selection is a little late, so I'm going out on a limb to choose
Diner (1982)

Steve Guttenberg
Mickey Rourke
Kevin Bacon
Ellen Barkin
Paul Reiser
etc.

Quote from the www.imdb.com: "A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore."

Here's a link to the movie discussion thread for this weekend. Movie Nite at The Cat Siteâ„¢ Discussions
post #18 of 29
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Okay to make sure we get the ball rolling slightly earlier this we're picking a movie that was suggested last week called...

Dogma

Link to Description and Cast

From the IMBD: "The last known descendant of Christ is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole."

-sounds like a pretty wild and weird premise for a comedy to me. I faintly remember seeing a little bit of it on TV and there was some stoner with a touque and a big, brown monster trying to get him or something. What was all that about? I guess I will finally find out! So... who might be watching a movie this weekend?

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are in it. I didn't recognize any of the actresses names.

Here's a link to This week's discussion thread for Movie Nite at The Cat Siteâ„¢.
post #19 of 29
I liked this movie a lot!!
Wasn't Chris Rock in it, too??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Okay to make sure we get the ball rolling slightly earlier this we're picking a movie that was suggested last week called...

Dogma

Link to Description and Cast

From the IMBD: "The last known descendant of Christ is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole."

-sounds like a pretty wild and weird premise for a comedy to me. I faintly remember seeing a little bit of it on TV and there was some stoner with a touque and a big, brown monster trying to get him or something. What was all that about? I guess I will finally find out! So... who might be watching a movie this weekend?

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are in it. I didn't recognize any of the actresses names.

Here's a link to This week's discussion thread for Movie Nite at The Cat Siteâ„¢.
post #20 of 29
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Yes, Chris Rock was in this movie too. It was pretty good. I forgot to post my thoughts on it in the discussion thread. What did you like about the movie Bobbie?
post #21 of 29
I just thought the concept was funny, plus Chris Rock trying to get $10 from Jesus was hysterical to me. When he is not being overly vulgar, Chris Rock rocks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Yes, Chris Rock was in this movie too. It was pretty good. I forgot to post my thoughts on it in the discussion thread. What did you like about the movie Bobbie?
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by batgirl2good
I just thought the concept was funny, plus Chris Rock trying to get $10 from Jesus was hysterical to me. When he is not being overly vulgar, Chris Rock rocks!
Yep I agree.
post #23 of 29
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Okay this week's pick will be Fight Club starring Ed Norton, Brad Pitt and Helen Bonham Carter. If you are one of the few who never saw this movie (like me) The basic plotline is: "A man disillusioned by what his life has become encounters an exciting stranger who introduces him to a new way of life."

I will likely be watching Friday. Saturday my sister's boyfriend's tribute band is playing, so I'll go see them for support. (Correction: I will be watching Saturday. The tribute band isn't playing until Friday May 6th, so I was totally wrong anyway. )Anyway, I really don't know what this movie is about except fighting and ummmm... making soap? Maybe I know too much already...

Fight Club (with cast and plot description)
post #24 of 29
I will watch again, for I forgot a lot of it. It's been a long time since I saw this.

Good pick!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Okay this week's pick will be Fight Club starring Ed Norton, Brad Pitt and Helen Bonham Carter. If you are one of the few who never saw this movie (like me) The basic plotline is: "A man disillusioned by what his life has become encounters an exciting stranger who introduces him to a new way of life."

I will likely be watching Friday. Saturday my sister's boyfriend's tribute band is playing, so I'll go see them for support. (Correction: I will be watching Saturday. The tribute band isn't playing until Friday May 6th, so I was totally wrong anyway. )Anyway, I really don't know what this movie is about except fighting and ummmm... making soap? Maybe I know too much already...

Fight Club (with cast and plot description)
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by batgirl2good
I will watch again, for I forgot a lot of it. It's been a long time since I saw this.

Good pick!
I still haven't heard anyone say it is a bad movie yet. I'm looking forward to it a lot.
post #26 of 29
From what I remember, it was a GREAT movie!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
I still haven't heard anyone say it is a bad movie yet. I'm looking forward to it a lot.
post #27 of 29
It was a great movie. One of those that leaves you amazed at how they could fool you so completely. Major twist, that I never saw coming. Love that in a movie.
post #28 of 29
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Okay, before I went to bed last night, Katherine was the only person to mention that she would be watching a movie, (other than people who had participated before) so I went on a whim and asked her to pick a movie out of the suggestions. We will be watching Office Space this week.

Plot Outline from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/ Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

I think it will be really good. This movie is done by Mike Judge of Beavis and Butthead fame.
post #29 of 29
Thanks, it sounds good. Now that school is out, I have time to watch.
***waves to Ryan***
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